Small scrapbook

@jillhill (37354)
United States
May 21, 2012 5:09pm CST
I am doing a little scrapbook for my granddaughters graduation...the pages are six by six. I am finding it harder to do the smaller version then the larger ones, the 12 x 12. On a page in a large album you can be a bit more creative....use more stickers...different ways to post the photo. But on a small one you are so limited. Have you found different sizes to be more of a challenge when you do a craft project?
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
21 May 12
last year for Christmas, i redid my daughter's baby books and used the regular three ring binder size. i had a lot of fun doing it and didn't really find it hard. i cut the paper down to size and used 3 ring binders for them.
• United States
21 May 12
Yup thats the size i do. Just like paper size
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 May 12
I think that might have been easier....next time!
• United States
22 May 12
Yeah, I use a 3 ring binder with page protectors in it to keep my pages nice.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
22 May 12
I find any project to be more difficult when using smaller pages or in my case using smaller plastic canvas pieces. Your granddaughter is going to love the finished product. How exciting to see the photos and see how your granddaughter has grown over the years. Brings back so many memories.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 May 12
So true....I think when you get older like we are, for your projects using the hands on something smaller is more of a challenge!
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
22 May 12
I agree and harder on the eyes too but I love a challenge.
• United States
21 May 12
I like doing the 8x11 becuase i found with 12x12 i had too much extra space and i didnt like it. I like doing mini ones once in a while.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 May 12
This one is a 6 x6....kinda small.
• United States
22 May 12
Yeah, i have done little ones like that before, the last 6x6 i did was for my boyfriends mom for her birthday! It was way late but, i did it with the pictures from her 50th b-day party, but, she loved it.
@beenice2 (2283)
• Canada
2 Jul 12
That remind me what I was doing with my kids when they were toddlers age. I had sticker books for each of them and as a reward they had a sticker. They loved it. My younger likes it too, but he likes more the idea of glueing things in books ( scrap books) than just sticking it. So i have to help him out in what exaclty would be the thing to do for him, he is a kind of little that if you don't he will find it on his own.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
2 Jul 12
What a great way to reward them and he got some extra fun out of it too! WTG
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
26 May 12
I agree with you--I have a tough time with the 6x6 size--although that seems to be the new "in" size. For me, because I take so many pictures of any event/place/trip, I really need the bigger-sized albums to fit more pictures in! I also feel like I can be more creative on a bigger page because I have more room to add matting, embellishments, and journaling. With a 6x6 you are really limited to 1-2 pictures per page, and very small mats. But I am sure yours is beautiful and she will love it--and it will be easier for her to store it!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
30 May 12
I hope she does...she is a scrapper herself! That's one thing her and I have always done together...she helped her dad make a scrapbook of his career in the army...it's gorgeous!
@dorannmwin (36636)
• United States
25 May 12
I actually do all of my scrapbooking digitally, so for me, there is really not a lot of difference between doing a 12 x 12 page and doing a 6 x 6 page because I will originally make my pages in the 12 x 12 size and then I will downsize the size of my page to a 6 x 6 or an 8 x 8 size. However, when it comes to things like artist's trading cards and things like that I really do have a difficult time because I am so used to working with the larger canvas.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
25 May 12
I just can't get into the digital scrapping.....I guess with all the stuff I have in my craft room I figure I'd better use it!
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
25 May 12
Personally I think this is where you learn to be more Creative when you take the time to find ways to do things on something that keeps on getting smaller. My pastors wife has always been known in helping create Scrapbooks for the graduating seniors and then has everyone sign them. She lets them decorate them in the way they feel represents them and then she takes time to laminate them etc. What a great way to keep a great memory and keepsake as well.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
25 May 12
That is a wonderful project she does for the seniors...I know my granddaughter will love it....she is also a scrapper!
@palonghorn (5490)
• United States
23 May 12
I love doing any kind of scrapbooking, has you know. I have done all sizes from 3 x 3 to 12 x 12 to shaped chipboard books. Each size and or shape has it's own challenges. I also love embellishments, but sometimes less is more, in the smaller ones I focus on the techniques instead of the embellishments, and use smaller embellishments like ribbon (there are sooo many fun ones now), buttons, small brads, etc. I know she will love it, I just did a 12 x 12 (for pay, extra bonus) for a senior's football season.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
25 May 12
Love it when you get paid! Good for you!
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@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
22 May 12
Although I don't scrapbook I still have problems scaling down photo albums to be a smaller version of the big one! For instance I am building a photo collection of my Grandson and my Son. He doesn't even know I'm doing it! He couldn't afford to do the same. Every time I go to the dollar store I buy their 4X6 size photo albums for a buck a piece. There's room for 24 4x6 photos. Your granddaughter will love it no matter how restricted you are. Look at it this way-now that she's graduated she is going to be moving and God knows what else. Scrapbooks and everything else will take a beating!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 May 12
For sure.....she is also a scrapbooker.....I got here started and she just took off! Hope she does like it.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
22 May 12
I do find that larger projects are more of a challenge. I have found them to be both my nemesis and my desire though..lol. I want the creative freedom sometimes of a larger project but I will drive myself crazy looking for a larger piece to be just right.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 May 12
Just opposites! I love doing big ones to use lots of stuff on them
@AmbiePam (45707)
• United States
22 May 12
She's going to treasure that.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 May 12
For sure....she is also a scrapper and I know she will appreciate it more then some who don't understand what work went into it.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
21 May 12
I have a friend that fond of making scrapbook she lives also in the US and as for her hobby and added extra income too. She subscribe in one site that delivered the scrap booking kit every month. I like doing that also but here in my country the materials are too much expensive for an normal living like me. One time she send me sample and one set of kit for me I made the larger sizes I'm more comfortable than the small one.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 May 12
Same here.
@smilemoon (767)
• United Arab Emirates
17 Jul 12
It seems a good idea to make the gift by ourslves.