One of the best ways to approach creating with smaller papers is finding unique ways to use a grouping of smaller pieces together to create a larger design. And, the beauty of smaller papers like 6x6" or 6x8" is that you can cut those papers down into small pieces without losing the design of that patterned paper.
For this layout I cut several 1" squares from a variety of patterned papers, slanted them at a 45º angle, and arranged them in a grid.
I arranged them with a space in between the squares and then added some stitched lines for texture and dimension.
Then to further embellish the background design, I added some heart stickers to some of the squares and openings with foam adhesive.
To help highlight the single photo I used a photo mat and three 3 x 4" cards layered and slanted together. I also added my title cluster and journaling around the photo.
Then to help add balance to the design I added an embellishment cluster in the top left corner.
This is one of those designs that could be used in so many fun ways! You could use just one pattern or two and alternate them for a checkered design. You could also fill in the empty spaces with more patterned paper squares.
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