Trying a 6 x 6 Cutting Formula for Christmas and Winter Cards

Thanks to Kathryn’s 6×6 formulas she shared on her blog here and with OWH, I got an early start on some Christmas and winter cards for OWH. Kathryn gave great directions and pictures on her post and it gave me the push to just jump into an unused 6 x 6 pad and get moving on making cards! I used her template #2 to make eight cards from six double-side 6 x 6 papers from My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland pad.  (I did make a tiny cutting goof and so my last card, the bottom right one, wasn’t part of the cutting formula but my improvised version to still use my paper and make eight cards!).

6 x 6 Cutting Formula Cards

I had some leftover “thanks” kraft cardstock circles from this set of cards, so I used them on a couple of winter cards here and made a missing you circle for a card on my silhouette too.  The little reindeer is paper-pieced with kraft cardstock as well.  I may have gone a little crazy with the kraft cardstock, but I’m glad I branched into some other colors of layering paper too.  I think the navy layering paper worked really well for the cards with the little banners (and you can’t really tell from the small picture, but the red paper on those cards is actually a red wood grain patterned which is why I didn’t want to cover it up completely).

Thanks for taking a look and have a great day!



Stamps:”Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas” Cling Stamp (Hero Arts’ Wonderful Christmas CG394, part of a prize pack I won last year – thanks Hero Arts!),Winking Reindeer Wood Block Stamp (Hero Arts’ H5457, thanks to a stocking stuffer from my husband last year)

Diecut: thanks (by Silhouette)

Other: Winter Wonderland 6 x 6 Paper Pad (My Mind’s Eye), Kraft Cardstock (Paper Studio), Paper Trimmer (Tonic), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), 2 Way Glue Pen (Zig Memory System)



June 13, 2013. Tags: , . Card.


  1. MizDenise replied:

    Did you make a Cameo cutting file? I’ve been working on doing that, too. I wonder how many OWHers are using Silhouette machines now that might be interested in trading/sharing templates/card sketches (NOT the purchased cut files, but the patterned paper & matting layers behind them…) Would you be interested in a trade/share?

    • sweetlysimplestamper replied:

      Hi Denise – I didn’t make a Cameo cutting file for the 6 x6 template – but that’s an interesting idea! (especially since I made one cutting goof when I was trimming – and it would have been easier for the little banner flags!). I mostly just used my trimmer for all the straight lines and used my Silhouette for the “thanks” and “missing you” accents. I haven’t made too many of my own designs in the Silhouette, but can consider trading/sharing as I create more in the future. Thanks for the great idea! – Mindy

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