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Scrapbooking How To: Creating with 6x6" Papers - Using Papers with a Large Design

Using 6 x 6" papers with a large design on them is great for creating a focal point on your layout.


Supplies used - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Simple Stories, and Echo Park; Cloud cut file: Sweet Elsie from the Silhouette Design Store; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic


One of my favorite types of 6 x 6" papers are the ones that have a large design or text or something similar on them. I like to use them as a focal point on my layout and then add some smaller photos or details around or overlapping onto them. It makes creating layouts with 6 x 6" papers so fast when you can utilize papers like this.


For my layout I placed the "you are my sunshine" 6 x 6" paper on the center of my layout. That song was one that I always sang to my boys when I would rock them before bed each night so it had a special memory tied to it. Because of that special memory I used a few random photos of me and my boys in two corners of the paper.



To go with the sunshine theme, I added a hand-stitched sunburst design around the whole 6 x 6" paper.


To create the sunburst:


1. I used my Silhouette to cut out a sunburst and then I used it as a template to trace the sunburst design onto my layout with a pencil.


2. Then I pierced the holes with a paper piercer.


3. Next I added the stitching. For the embroidery floss, I used a mix of four different shades of yellow. Since I was going minimal with papers, I wanted to have some variety in the color I used for the stitching.



To add a little bit of color throughout the sunburst I added teeny tiny strips of varying patterns and colors in between the stitched areas.



The last finishing detail I added were a few die cut clouds to go with the sunshine theme.



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