Saturday, 27 October 2012

6 by 6 paper pads...day three


One of my favorite things that I like to make people are frames. I make these alot as they are perfect for that birthday present for the person who you have no idea what to buy!!!! I have plenty of those in my family lol!!!


But sometimes sending a big frame through the post poses lots of problems....glass breaking being one of the major ones. So I tend to use these....picture frame inserts...

I adore these...for two reasons..1. they are really cheap..the one I used on this project cost me 80p!!!!! 2. They are bare and ready to be painted...so you can change them to any colour that you fancy, with just a bit of paint or some inks!
They have them smaller than the one I used here, so a good idea would be to use them on the front of a card.. a perfect frame..... ! and it makes it a lot sturdier if you plan on sending it though the post.
Anyway...the 6 by 6 paper pads are perfect for this...as we found out the other day , the smaller size prints are perfect for that smaller project.
 I use my punches a lot on my pages, cards or altered items ...and the smaller patterns on the smaller papers are just perfect for this.
Especially when using the really small punches. But as I said the other day...no one wants to cut up a huge 12 by 12 piece of paper just for one small butterfly!!! If you have a sheet of the 12 by 12 and a small 6 by 6..have a try with your favorite punch and see which one you prefer?
 
Come back next week for a last look at 6 by 6 papers...I have an 8 1/2 by 11 page for you and a summery of the week.

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I'm really enjoying this series - I'm one of those folks who have more than a few 6x6 pads but keep them just for card making ... you've made me think again about using them in scrapping. And I so like this idea for framing ... I once posted a framed scrap page to my sister, very carefully packaged, and it arrived with the glass broken - such a disappointment. Elizabeth xx

Sadie green said...

Great idea love it :) def going to try these.

Sadie green said...

Just looked online but can't seem to find these, where do you buy them from please?

Wendy said...

Hi Sadie...if you are in the UK you can buy them from 'The Range' or from Dunelm...but most picture or frames shops should have them x

TeddyBobCrafts said...

I feel a trip to Dunelm coming on - although our nearest is nearly 2 hours away! Ali x