Hi! Cathy hosting the blog today with some tips on creating with smaller paper pads. I used the super fun Hootenany pad to create my projects today!
You are seeing lots and lots of 6x6 and 8x8 paper pads these days, it seems to be one of the newest trends and they are becoming essential to paper crafters.
Why are they becoming so popular? Card makers use them for tags, embellishments and artist trading cards. Scrapbookers are changing things up to using decorative strips and pieces on their layouts with open space/white space being one of biggest trends right now. Plus these pads are super affordable, you get more bang for your buck, and easy to store!
My favorite thing about creating with smaller paper pads is the smaller scale of the patterns. When creating cards or layouts with bits and pieces, you get more pattern to scale. The cards and layouts I created with Colorbok's 8x8 Hootenany paper pad might look out of place or overwhelm my projects if the scale of the pattern was larger. I love working with more petite patterns when making cards or open space/white space layouts. I just think the scale of these smaller papers look better and provide more visual pattern for the projects below! My little pie charts would be out of whack with bigger patterns and Be Happy card would not have near as much pattern showing through if I had used a larger patterened paper. Same with the Celebrate card.
Thanks for joining us today! And we would love to see what you create with Colorbok's smaller paper pads. You can post them on our Facebook Page!