6 by 6 or 12 by 12 paper?

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PeaNut 516,416
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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:17:41 AM
I always bought 12 by 12 paper before. Now, I make more cards than layouts, and am always using the 6 by 6 paper pads. ( Maybe I just don't want to cut up the pretty 12 by 12 paper..)
What sized paper do you use most?


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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:18:37 AM
12 x 12 and I have no problem cutting into any more. It took me a while to get to this point though.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:20:49 AM
I buy and use alot more 12x12, but I have started buying the 6x6 pads this last year to get smaller prints on my 12x12 layouts. I love ALL paper.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:22:35 AM
Even though I'm a card maker, I use more 12x12 because I think that the print is cleaner on the larger size papers. I'd prefer to use the 6x6 though.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:23:01 AM
12 x 12 mainly but I have learned to not be afraid to hack it into much smaller pieces!

I do love the 6 x 6 now that I have learned to incorporate it into my larger layouts though.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:29:15 AM
12x12. I think the 6x6 are cute, but I have a hard time using them on a scrap page.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:56:32 AM
I mostly use 12x12 for scrapping and 6x6 for cards, but I do use any size paper for anything.
In the UK we get a lot of 8x8 too, which is useful for larger cards, which are a bit of a trend here at the moment.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:00:46 AM
I use and buy mostly 12x12, but like a lot of other peas here, I started buying more 6x6 pads last year. I did it because I thought I would use it for PL but never started. I started digging into them for cards though. They work very well for that purpose.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:08:16 AM
I usually use 12x12 for scrapbook pages and 6x6 for cards. But sometimes if buy 12x12 with the intention of using it for cards I cut it up into smaller pieces straight away otherwise I save it for a layout that doesn't always happen.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:09:20 AM
I use 12x12 the most, but I'd have a hard time living without 6x6. I use it a lot in layers or with the Cricut or for cards.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 11:22:13 AM
12x12, but like others I use a lot of 6x6, especially for die-cutting.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 11:23:11 AM
Mostly 12x12 because I can cut it down.
But sometimes I like the smaller prints on the 6x6, so I have invested in a few pads

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Posted: 1/14/2013 11:56:01 AM
I prefer 12X12 (because I often like to cut down to 8 1/2 x 11) but really like the smaller prints of the 6X6 pads. If only...



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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:10:14 PM
I mostly use 12 X 12, but I have bought a few of the 6 X 6 pads, and I will probably use those for cards.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:16:48 PM
12x12 mostly.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:39:11 PM
I'm always combining 12x12 with the 6x6.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 1:26:17 PM
I love both! I do tend to use up the 6x6 more though.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 1:33:27 PM
Both. I just love all paper!


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Posted: 1/14/2013 1:35:38 PM
12x12. I bought several 6x6's last year, but I have a hard time using the 6x6 pads. Plus often there are some patterns I don't care for. I've decided to stick with 12x12s for now.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 2:29:56 PM
i like 12x12 even for my cards. i have used the 6x6 for card but i like the larger pattern the 12x12 gives.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 2:31:48 PM
12x12 with a little 6x6 thrown in, but the 6x6 is mostly for cards.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 2:32:13 PM
Started recently using 6x6 even though I scrapbook mostly 12x12, I would go with 12 x 12 if I had to choose though


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Posted: 1/14/2013 2:34:27 PM
usually 12x12, but for pl 6x6


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Posted: 1/14/2013 3:47:25 PM
12x12 by far. I have a few 6x6 a pads from a few years ago and I just ordered Crate Papers Sleigh Ride pad for some holiday pictures. I'll probably have about 3 or 4 Christmas related layouts and I wanted a variety of patterns without buying so many larger sheets. Fingers crossed this plan works...LOL

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Posted: 1/14/2013 4:36:18 PM
I use both.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 4:37:18 PM
12x12, I like 6x6 but I do mainly layouts so 12x12 is more useful to me.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 4:46:16 PM
my preference is about 75% 12x12 and 25% 8x8 or 6x6

I am starting to embrace the smaller pads for collections that I like, but not enough to pony up that much cash for the full sized collection. 12x12 still gets me more often than not though.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 4:51:23 PM
Most of my LOs are 8x8 so I can get away with either - 12x12s I cut down, and 6x6s I mat... I like the 6x6 for cards, and because I get to try out a set of colours and patterns I might not otherwise because they're not as expensive... Only problem I have is that sometimes the scale of the patterns is too small, makes the LO look too busy, so those get used for cards or embellishments... I like them for PL style page protectors too...

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Posted: 1/14/2013 5:00:42 PM
Both! I love any size of pretty paper


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Posted: 1/14/2013 5:09:49 PM
Another vote for both! I love pretty paper!


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Posted: 1/14/2013 5:51:18 PM
6x6 I do more cards then layouts


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Posted: 1/14/2013 6:21:35 PM
I typically use 12 x 12 but have tons of 6 x 6 pads. I love using them for layering and die cuts.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 6:51:22 PM
I buy the 12x12 and use it all up easily. But I scrap, for myself, 6x6 or 8x8.

For some reason, 12x12 is just too much space for me. Weird.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 6:56:20 PM
Both but more 12x12.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 6:58:10 PM
I bought quite a few 6x6 last year and i have not used one yet. I bought them for mini albums and really didn't scrap much last year.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 6:58:10 PM
Both. I love the smaller scale of the 6 x 6 for Project Life.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:24:23 PM
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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:31:23 PM
Another vote for 12x12, but I love the smaller prints of bold patterns in the 6x6 and 8x8 sizes.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:46:50 PM
Definitely more 12x12, but I have gotten sucked into the 6x6 at times, as well.


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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:59:10 PM
I used to only do 12x12 but now I love 6x6 for PL


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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:07:21 AM
For card making 6x6 because the companies adjust the patterns for the smaller size and it looks better on a card IMO.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:08:39 AM
I use both, but mostly 12x12 for scrapbooking. I buy some 6x6 pads if I really love a collection, and I use them to punch from or create smaller accents for my pages instead of the 12x12 sheets, or for cardmaking.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:36:25 AM
I used both sizes for scrapping and card making. It depends on the mood I suppose!! You can't beat the price on the 6x6 packs!



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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:52:19 AM

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Posted: 1/15/2013 9:06:41 AM
12x12 mostly, even if my pages are often 6x8. I was afraid of cutting my pretty papers when I started, but I am no more. I can also use 6x6 if the pattern is right for me.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 9:14:22 AM
I use 12x12 for my LO's but buy the 6x6 for Project Life and cards.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:33:15 PM
I usually sue 12x12 but I have a ton of 6x6 pads to mix in as well

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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:12:46 PM
I use both
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