Loc: City By The Bay
|Posted: 8/14/2013 5:22:31 PM|
I'm pretty much a 12x12 gal, but want to make a smaller album for my niece. I really like the 3-ring albums instead of post (probably WRMK), but can't decide on 8x8 or 8.5x11, help?
|** Mom to two sweet boys **|
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 8/14/2013 5:47:29 PM|
I'd probably go with 8 x 8, simply because there are so many cardstocks and patterned papers available in that size. I also prefer the look of square pages with my photos.
Loc: New York City
Sit. Stay. Pea!
Loc: It's dark in here......I can't see a thing!
|Posted: 8/14/2013 7:42:48 PM|
exactly what she said.
Well... I don't have a cat...lol
Love is love. It doesn't matter if it is a dog. ~Diane Keaton in Darling Companion~
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
|Posted: 8/14/2013 9:32:50 PM|
I used to scrap 8.11 x 11 pretty much exclusively, and I loved it! I will say, however, if you are used to scrapping with a square canvas that 8 x 8 might be more comfortable for you. You can buy lots of collections in 8 x 8 pads and scrap smaller photos 4x4 3x5 etc and that might work for you.
As other posters have mentioned, though, 8x8 can feel quite small if you are used to mainly doing 12 x 12.
Loc: New England
|Posted: 8/14/2013 10:06:48 PM|
There are a bunch of great DT members who do 8.5 x 11. I would look for inspiration in the galleries.
|Posted: 8/15/2013 10:27:47 AM|I do 8x8 - I prefer the square shape, but I rarely use 4x6 photos... I think that with 4x6 photos an 8x8 would feel a bit cramped...
I use 3x4 photos on my 8x8 LOs... It's great because the ratio of photo to LO space is pretty much the same as the ratio of a 4x6 to a 12x12 LO so it's easy to get inspiration or use sketches... It also means I get twice the photos for the same cost because I print the two 3x4 on one 4x6... I also like the large 'scraps' I end up with: a 4x12 strip and a 4x8 strip... I can get most of a LO made with one sheet of pp (A and B sides), and half a 4x6 print... I find they come together pretty easy and I can focus on the embellishment (my favourite part) or the journalling (the tough bit for me)...
I've got 8x8s posted in my Gallery if you want to see what a 4x3 on an 8x8 looks like...
ETA: Some of my 8x8 LOs include a 3x4 and a 2x3 (wallet?) size, and there are a few that have mini prints or 4x6 collages... If it doesn't say the size and you're curious, just ask and I'll check the LOs...
8x8 with 4x3 and a 'busy' LO
8x8 LO with a 4x3 and 2x3 photos
8x8 with 4x3 photo and a more 'simple' LO
8x8 with five 2x3 photos
8x8 with 4x6 size print
|Posted: 8/15/2013 1:00:32 PM|
I've always gone with the 8x8 because I like the square format, and I don't have to turn the book on its side to look at it the way you have to do with some 8-1/2x11 pages. I use smaller photos as well.
Loc: Austin area
|Posted: 8/15/2013 1:45:35 PM|
My favorite mini size is 6x6 because I can get 4 "pages" from one 12X12 sheet. Between 8x8 and 8.5x11, I'd go with 8x8 though. I prefer the square canvas.
ResPEAratory therapist in flight
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
|Posted: 8/15/2013 6:32:37 PM|
I did my honeymoon album in 11x8.5 (yes, the 11" side is horizontal) and I LOVED that size! I like 12x12 also, but 11x8.5 really gave me a new vision with creativity. I liked it so much that I started doing some 8.5x11 as well. I still mostly scrap 12x12, but having a different size & shape canvas is a real creativity booster. Try it. You'll like it!
|Posted: 8/15/2013 6:37:16 PM|
I am a "square" scrapper all the way. I actually started as an 8x8 gal for a long long time before I switched to mostly 12x12. I feel as though there is not as much wasted space on 8x8. But I do do both . I can't see myself doing 8 1/2 x11. I feel like they are not balanced. IMHO
|2012- layouts completed-77
cards made- 192
mini albums made- 1-16 page
calendars made- 2
2013- layouts completed-73
cards made- 197
mini albums made- 2-14 page;1-12 page