I cut all my 12"x12" patterned paper down to 6"x6" - no regrets. I rarely do box or bag projects that require paper wider than 8.5" and if I need a long piece for a trifold card or something like that, I have A4 cardstock.
Dina Kowal Creative ♥ Original Art Prints
If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint,
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh