34 Cards From One 6x6 Echo Park Pad

echo park fall patterned papers

Need a lot of cards in a hurry? You will be amazed at how many cards you can make from one 6 x 6 paper pad.  Choose a pad that has a mix of patterned paper and cut-apart card pages, like Echo Park Paper's My Favorite Fall 6 x 6 paper pad and go with easy card designs to make a whole pile of cards in an afternoon. 

echo park 6x6 pad cut apart cards

The Echo Park 6x6 pads have gorgeous double sided papers along with cut-apart cards that can immediately become the focal points of your cards.  

echo park 6x6 cut apart cards

Start by cutting out each of the smaller cut-apart cards.  Then start designing! You can simply go on Pinterest and search "card layouts".  There's a ton, some even with measurements!  Choose a layout and then make as many cards as you can using only that layout.  Because you are choosing different focal points and papers, all the cards will look different, even while using the same layout.  Plus, it allows you to make a lot of cards without having to design a different layout for each card. 

For my cards I decided to come up with a few different variations and I've done all the work measuring for you, so you can just cut your pieces and start designing. 

echo park autumn card set

Larger cut-apart card measurements (larger rectangle) 

card front: 4 x 5 1/4 inches

strip: 3/4 x 4 inches

panel: 1 7/8 x 4 inches

echo park autumn cut apart cards

Smaller cut apart rectangle card

card front: 4 x 5 1/4 inches

strip: 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches

patterned/solid piece: 2 x 4 inches

echo park cut apart cards

Square cut-apart card

card front: 4 x 5 1/4 inches

patterned square (which is the back side of some of the cut-apart cards that I decided not to use) : 2 x 2 inches

panel: 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches

echo park cut apart cards

Remember...the papers are double sided, so if you don't like one side, flip it over.

I made 34 cards and STILL had lots of extra paper left over!  

Echo park cards made with scraps

Bonus Card Design

Strips: 3/4 x 4 inches (as many or as little strips as you’d like!)  Here I used 4 patterned and one solid, stamped with a sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed this easy card designs project! 

-Kate

design team member kate

3 comments

  • Oh my gosh! Kate amazes me with her layouts. Have loads of 6×6 I need to get through and I always have a hard time with card layouts.

    Magaly Arce
  • Thank you for these layouts!
    I bought some Echo Park paper recently, and a gorgeous fall paper pad from you past winter. I can maybe even combine them in cards, mini albums, and boxes.
    Easy peasy!

    Wendy
  • Great tips! I will definitely be using these ideas!
    Thank you – Anne

    Anne Bruchmiller

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