Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Welcome to It's Hip to Be Square Day 1: It's A Banner Day!


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. :)
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35 comments:

  1. Great spotlight! Katrina's so talented. This is really fun and creative. Love it. Your series is off to a roaring start!

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  2. That is adorable and could be used for so many different things. I'm picturing a halloween one right now. Thanks for sharing

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  3. Wow, that is an awesome banner! All the work and detail she put into it really shows.

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  4. Love Katrina and loveeeeeeeeeee this banner!! VERY COOL to use the 6x6 papers for this!!!!

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  5. Completely adorable project! Great idea, I'm a big fan of 6x6 paper pads.

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  6. p.s. You've picked up a new follower!

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  7. What a super cute idea to use the paper for banners!
    I wouldn't have thought of that!

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  8. Wonderful idea! Love your decorative banner!

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  9. I love, love, love this banner! What a great idea! TFS!

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  10. Katrina's banner is so lovely, I'll have to go check out her blog. I love 6x6 pads. I usually snatch them up first before deciding if I want to commit to an entire collection. Great for cards!

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  11. what a fun and creative way to use 6 x 6 papers. I love this idea.

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  12. adorable! these look like so much fun to make!

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  13. How adorable and fun are they!!! Love the idea!

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  14. such a cute idea. Love all the layering and images on the banner too! Great decorative piece! Would be so cute for so many themed pads!!

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  15. Cute, cute, cute!!!! Love those banner squares. Great series idea, Lisa! Love it!

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  16. thanks for asking me to play along!!! And truly, these are WONDERFUL for banners!!!

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  17. I love the banner! I was so delighted when I realized the little 'faces' were actually made with acorn motifs. How adorable! Thank you for the inspiration!

    My favorite new thing to do with 6x6" papers is using them for die-cutting and punching. The patterns are typically shrunken down considerably from their 12x12" versions, which works quite well on smaller shapes. :-)

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  18. Love the banner using the 6x6 paper pads what a great idea TFS

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  19. So cute Katrina. Love the banner with the baby acorns!!!

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  20. A GREAT start to this series. LOVE Katrina from all the tinhs I see her do at SG, and she did a FAB job with this banner. I keep saying I am going to do one, but I don't. This is going on my to-do list for the holidays. Thanks Ladies for great inspiration!
    Janet

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  21. The banner from Katrina is just beautiful! Thanks for this inspirational start of the serie.. can't wait to see what comes up next! :)
    Sylvia xx

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  22. What a super adorable project! I love the idea of using a full 6x6 sheet and putting it in a banner like this. So fun! :)

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  23. What a great idea for using 6x6 pads! The banner possibilities are endless. I'm thinking about making one for an upcoming housewarming party. Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to see more. I can't wait to see more.

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  24. Such a great idea for using those paper pads! Thanks for the inspiration, Katrina!

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  25. This is a great idea and I look forward to your series (of course, we all know we horde 6x6 so we can use our 12z12 and still enjoy their patterns at whim-like a mini art gallery).

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  26. What a cool idea! I love those images. They are so adorable.

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  27. What a great idea! I never thought about using my 6x6 pads for my banners.

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