Stop hoarding 6 x 6″ paper pads!!

Hey everyone,

I hope you are all well! Thank you for popping over to my blog today. I promised last week that I would do some more videos about using our paper pads. Today I have focused on 6×6″ pads. I am sure you all have tons of them!

I made a beautiful set of 5 x 5″ cards & envelopes including a gift box.

A very sturdy gift box!

I had 5×5″ envelopes but know cards so I made my own. I did make my cards 4 3/4″ square to allow plenty room for the envelope. The gift box I made holds 10 cards & envelopes. Before today I had never opened the paper pad! ( I know I am not alone lol )

I kept the cards very simple and focused on the paper pad rather than bringing out tons of dies & stamps etc. I did use my Micron pens to create some faux stitching and hand drawn borders. You really should try it! It gives your cards ( and envelopes) a totally different look.

These make fantastic gifts, they are so much better than shop bought ones. I really enjoy creating these sets and I am sure you will too. I keep telling you that I am determined to use my stash. I am tired of hoarding and buying craft stuff & then not using it!

I will be back with another video on this next week. We will crack open the 12×12″ pads! Now, I have a TON of them & guess what???? most have never been used!

Here are the measurements for today’s project:

BOX: 1 PIECE OF CARD MEASURING 7 X 8 3/4″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1 3/4″ ON EACH SIDE

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1 3/4″

1 PIECE OF CARD MEASURING 9 1/4″ X 8 3/4″

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1 3/4″ ON EACH END

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″, 2 1/4″ & 7 1/2″

I didn’t really measure the scrap pieces that I used on my cards. I can tell you the mats and layers measured 4 3/4″ square and 4 5/8″ square.

I will be back again soon with another video.

Bye for now xx

Published by Ann Melvin

My name is Ann and i am a total craft addict! I am a freelance demonstrator for Sizzix, demonstrating there fantastic products on create and craft TV. I have a YouTube channel which i upload to weekly.

2 thoughts on “Stop hoarding 6 x 6″ paper pads!!

  1. Thank you Ann . Yes I have plenty of paper pads that I really needed . But they are still sitting there waiting to be used . Love the box that you have made to go with them x

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  2. Just gorgeous Ann. Thank you for
    sharing such a brilliant way to use up our 6 x 6. Another amazing idea xxx

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