WPT#15: When Size Really Does Matter (VIDEO)

Jennifer Wilson

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May 13, 2013

The Weekly Pep Talk is a video podcast series designed to help you find more time for scrapbooking and use it well. Learn more in our free guide.

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In this week’s pep talk, I’m sharing how 6×12 layouts can offer a much-needed creative boost when you’re in a scrapbooking rut and still want to keep it simple. Subscribers may need to visit the website to view the video.

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It’s your turn to talk! Have you ever made a 6×12 layout or one of a different non-standard size? Leave a comment sharing your experiences changing up your scrapbooking canvas.

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12 Comments

  1. Alissa W

    Yes, I have made 6×12 layouts. In fact one of my favorite layouts ever is 6×12. I took a class years ago at BPC that was all 6×12. And this year I’m doing my Day in the Life pages using Ali Edwards 6×12 template.Last year I did a few 6×12 layouts for Project Life. I love how the inserts look in my Project Life. It’s a great size plus I like the idea Noell Hyman and Stacy Julian have discussed about doing a page and half size, where you stick your journaling on a 6×12 page if you have a lot to say.

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    • Jennifer S. Wilson

      I’m always surprised we don’t see more people creating in 6×12!

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  2. Gina Comer

    Really liked today’s video! I love the last the best – I can definitely see how I will implement in the future. I am usually photo heavy but love the single focus/artsy/embellished look. I like that the story is on one side and extra photos on the other. This will help me move from grid like 12×12 arrangements. Thank you!

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    • Jennifer S. Wilson

      Thanks Gina! Right now I’m really into finding ways to have a little fun with design while still maintaining a lot of simplicity and including a lot of photos and story.

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  3. linda

    It’s definitely different to scrap in another size. I scrap A4, the regular paper size in Europe… and I always feel a bit outside the crowd since most people are showing off square layouts and sharing those design tips. I agree that it’s good to break out of your usual size to experiment and learn that you can apply your design and style to any size in the end. I like adding extra flaps in different sizes into my scrapbook albums, so it’s somewhat like a 6×12… whatever works for that extra piece of ephemera or journaling you might want to include.

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    • Jennifer S. Wilson

      Extra “flaps” and page inserts definitely make albums a little more fun and unexpected for the viewer.

      Curious Linda, when you buy products from the US (or maybe you don’t), do you cut down your 12×12 paper to A4?

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  4. Jessenia Vargas

    Where I can find those 6 x 12 sheet protectors?

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    • Jennifer

      American Crafts makes them.

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      • Jessenia Vargas

        Tnx! 😉

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  5. Phyllis

    Do you put these in a 12 by 12 scrapbook?

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    • Jennifer S. Wilson

      Yes I do Phyllis!

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  6. Georgian

    Thanks for the 6×12 info. Haven’t tried this before so will be anxious to see how it works. Excited to get going on a graduation project. Thanks Jen.

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