Welcome to Day 1 of the much anticipated It's Hip to Be Square series! Are you ready for a week of great ideas and inspiration from my wonderful guest artists? I know I am! Without further ado, it's now time to think outside of the square...
My first guest is Katrina Hunt. I met Katrina when we were on Little Yellow Bicycle's Hello Spring Cycling Team together. I've learned that Katrina really knows her way around when it comes to using her scrapbooking supplies. She is equally amazing at creating layouts or cards. She also creates beautiful altered items which makes her a perfect fit for the Basically Bare design team. She's also a whiz when it comes to using a Cameo (hey, this might be a good idea for another series, LOL!)
This is what Katrina has to share about using 6x6 papers:
"Mini pads are GREAT for mini albums and banners. The smaller prints work well with them and don't overwhelm the project. This banner (see below) was so quick to put together, it only took me about 2 hours! The Little Yellow Bicycle canvas/chipboard 6x6 mini album is my base, so I didn't have to trim my papers at all. I kept the same design on each panel to give a flow to the project. Then I just changed the embellishments on each panel.
I LOVE to use mini pads for these types of projects. Bonus, I usually have more than enough paper left over for other projects."
Let's take a look at the wonderful banner Katrina created! All of these pieces were made entirely from one 6x6 paper pad and one 6x6 canvas chipboard album from Little Yellow Bicycle's Acorn Hollow collection.
Let's take a closer look at each panel:
Katrina used some narrower strips of 6x6 paper, some torn, some punched, over a larger background piece (that also has a pretty border punched into the bottom). Looks like you can do some wonderful edging techniques with 6x6 papers, doesn't it? She repeated this same technique on all of the banner panels, adding in some inking on some of them as well to give a bit of depth and definition to the paper.
Katrina, thank you so much for making it a banner day here at Remember the Good Times! You can see more of Katrina's wonderful work on her blog: Paper, Scissors, and Glue and on Little Yellow Bicycle's blog where she is showcasing more of her work this week as part of the Acorn Hollow Cycling Team.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with another guest and another way you can use your 6x6 paper pads. :)