Most of the big scrapbook paper companies produce 6 x 6 paper pads. The patterns duplicate their larger 12 x 12 cousins. I am fascinated by the smaller design and have been exploring ways to use them.
The first example was done by my friend Shannon Miller. She used full 6 x 6 papers to make a blocked background for her page. The strip across the middle is actually two pieces that have been carefully aligned to appear as a single piece. A photo or embellishment can also be used to disguise the seam. This is an outstanding design and great use of the mini patterns.
Here is another example, this is a photo of my grandparents so I was going for a vintage feel to go with the picture.
Finally, a couple of cards. The small print works well with the smaller canvas of a card. The first uses a template by Sara (ideasforscrapbookers.blogspot.com/2012/02/simple-card-sketch.html) from IFS. I think it worked well with a side by side, large and small.
For me, working with new products is a lot of fun. I think these mini prints will find a way into my permanent repertoire. Give them a try!