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Using 6x6" Papers | Creating the Illusion of Longer Strips

When it comes to using 6x6" papers on full size layouts you have to get a little creative in terms of how you make these smaller papers work in a larger space. One of my go-to ways of doing this is by creating the illusion of longer strips by using two pieces of the same patterned paper and hiding the seam behind something.

With this layout I have a row of photos going across the page and I added banner strips along the top and bottom edge. I used the same order of paper from left to right on the top as I did on the bottom so that it looks like those two pieces are actually one strip that goes behind the photo. It's such an easy way to get the look of long pieces without actually using long pieces. And, this works for using up scraps too!

There are many ways you can hide the seam between two strips. You can do like I did and use a photo or block of photos or an embellishment, title, or journaling block works too!

To embellish the layout I made little donuts (Silhouette Design Store #138791) to go with the theme. I used my Silhouette to cut them out and then I decorated them with different things like hand-stitching, glitter, and Nuvo Drops.

This layout was created using a sketch from one of the most popular sketch bundles we've ever had. You can check it out here: Sketches for 6x6" Paper Pads | One-page Sketches

We have a variety of sketches using 6x6" paper pads at Scrapbook Generation. You can find them all here: Sketches using 6x6" paper pads.

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