So, remember this decision? To scrap my stash down? Well, I started with my 6×6 pads. I refuse to pay full price for these, so I have acquired most of these at Tuesday Morning or Big Lots for $2-3 apiece. That number astounds me because of the sheer number of projects I can get out of these! These are a good value, but really, I have no need to make the huge number of cards and layouts that they would require to actually make a dent in them, so I’m not convinced they were all a good purchase, even with being fairly cheap.
So, without further ado, here’s my process for using up a 6×6 pad!
1) Purge what I won’t use.
My typical process with a 6×6 pad is to bring it home and immediately flip through the pad and remove any sheets I know I won’t use. I generally RAK these. So that’s one pass through I’d already completed, pulling out some paper nearly two years ago when I bought this.
2) Scrap a layout.
Next, I want to use each paper pad on at least one layout. For this particular pad, I’d already used it on this layout. Excellent, I’ve got a head start!
3) Scrap a batch of cards.
Then, I aim for at least a dozen cards. This is easily accomplished with templates like this one at Operation Write Home, which is what I used for this card set. 6×6 pads are really excellent for cards due to the size and small scale of patterns, so that’s why I shoot for a dozen. I added some coordinating cardstock, a stamp set that matched the style, and some type of fiber–in this case, jute.
4) RAK the remnants.
When I had finished the cards, I RAKed the remnants of the pad. Yes, I still had plenty of paper! So that’s a total of 2 RAKs, 1+ layouts, and 12 cards for $2-3. I think that’s okay! But I’m glad to have one less sitting in my stash.
Here are some card close-ups:
Very simple, just how I like ’em. ;)