6 x 6 paper pack fun

A few crafty friends and I challenged ourselves to reduce our 6 x 6 paper pad collection by using one up completely.  I thought about making a mini album or gift card holders with mine, but finally decided to make Christmas cards.  I chose this paper pad, Merry Little Christmas by Pebbles, which my husband got me for Christmas, because it has cut-aparts.  I decided to do just a few basic designs.

Besides the cut-aparts, I printed and cut a cute little Hello Kitty Christmas caroler that I have saved on my computer and put her on a music-embossed oval for some other cards.

I didn’t want them all to be just ordinary A-2 style cards but didn’t want them to be so complicated that it took days and days to complete.  Z-fold and gate fold styles fit the bill.  These are the measurements I used to create those.

Here are the gate folds.  The deer head is a punch.There were lots of 2″ strips left — perfect for z-folds.

Oops! Looks like one gate fold snuck into this photo!

Here are a couple of close up shots of individual cards.  Since they’re mostly the same, I’ll only post a few.

I got 47 Christmas cards from that one pack.  That’s about half of what I need, so hopefully, I’ll have the gumption to do this again soon and finish the rest.

June, Larelyn, Leslie, and Treva also challenged themselves to use up one of their paper pads.  Here’s a sneak peek, but check their blogs for details.














About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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7 Responses to 6 x 6 paper pack fun

  1. Marilyn says:

    Awesome cards!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

  2. Katrina Brown (ScrappyHorses) says:

    Wow, that is amazing! You got so many cards done and they are all so cute! Great papers and the little animals on tags are adorable! Great job!!

  3. larelyn says:

    Christmas cards were such a great idea and look at the wonderful collection you now have. Oooo, I like the idea of gift card holders as well – that may be my next challenge. Thanks for this fun challenge although it may me realize what a paper waster I am. You ladies rocked with the number of cards you made!

  4. Treva Perry says:

    Your cards are adorable and wow 47 cards makes me think I wasted a lot of paper, love your cards. Thank you for the suggestion of us taking on this challenge and I learned quite a bit so the next I should be better prepared. The single most important thing is that I should take pictures as I create. Thanks again, wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter.

  5. Theresa says:

    OMGosh! 47 cards! That’s impressive my friend! I haven’t made a card since last October! Ugh! I need to get back into it! Your cards are all lovely and perfect for the 2021 holiday season!

  6. Leslie says:

    Well, you were certainly the smart one to make all those beautiful Christmas cards. Wish I had done that. Your cards are so awesome and 47 cards is fantastic.

  7. Wow that is a lot of Christmas cards!! They look amazing!

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