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Old 07-24-2009, 04:16 AM   #1  
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Question 8 by 8 and 6 by 6 paper?

I have been seeing this size paper and not sure what you use this size for.
How do you use it?
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Those are popular theme/mini album sizes. Buying paper that size saves a lot of waste from cutting down a 12x12 sheet. I have some that I use for layering on 12x12 sheets.
Also, 6x6 sheets are perfect for cutting down for card front backgrounds.
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I love using the smaller size pads. They're great for paper piecing, and punches, and matting photos, and card layers, and all kinds of stuff!
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I don't scrapbook or make mini-books, so I never buy this size paper on purpose - only on sale. Then I use it for my cards.
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6x6 paper pads are actually my favorite! I just wrote an article about how to use them and how economical they are. You get an ENTIRE paper line much cheaper, and they are so much easier to store. I use them on layouts of EVERY size (12x12, 9x9, 8x8, and 6x6), and I use them on cards, ATCs, and altered items. Basically, I use them on everything. They are PERFECT!
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I have drawers and drawers full of these and never use them...not sure what they are good for...perhaps I need to just get rid of them. I always use 12 x 12.
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I have drawers and drawers full of these and never use them...not sure what they are good for...perhaps I need to just get rid of them. I always use 12 x 12.
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Oooh, don't get rid of them. They are great for layering, and you can even piece pages together to make them look larger than they are. If you read my article, you will see how I do that. I really LOVE 6x6 paper pads better than 12x12 paper now!!!
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I don't usually buy them, but I make 6x6 layouts so the smaller size is ideal for that. Also, sometimes you need a smaller piece of paper, so it's great if you can just start smaller!

Basic Grey's 6x6 pads are not the same as just cutting down a 12x12 sheet either- the design of the paper is re-sized for the smaller shape, making them ideal for us on cards.
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I have drawers and drawers full of these and never use them...not sure what they are good for...perhaps I need to just get rid of them. I always use 12 x 12.
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Amber, I'm guessing that since you make sooooo many cards, you don't do many that are one of a kind, but more multiples? I tend to make 6 or 8 of a design and paper that I like. So the smaller paper just doesn't give me enough material to layer, mat and so on.

I like using the 12 x 12, too.
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The smaller pads will have multiple sheets of each design.
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I make cards, don't do a lot of multiples, and store mine in 12 x 12 drawers ~ so I really like the 6 x 6 size!! I can keep a lot of variety on hand without taking up precious little space
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Yes..I generally do multiples of 12. Normally 24 or 48 of a design. So I always reach for the 12 x 12 papers. I have multiples of all the Basic Grey pads and many other makers. They are always gifted to me with each new release.
I love making cards...lol.
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6x6 paper pads are actually my favorite! I just wrote an article about how to use them and how economical they are. You get an ENTIRE paper line much cheaper, and they are so much easier to store. I use them on layouts of EVERY size (12x12, 9x9, 8x8, and 6x6), and I use them on cards, ATCs, and altered items. Basically, I use them on everything. They are PERFECT!
I second this post. I almost always prefer the 6x6 or 8x8 because I don't scrapbook so the 12x12 amounts to a whole lot of cut pieces that I can't ever organize well and always forget to use. Also, I stamp in my dining room and keep all my stamping stuff in a tall, plastic drawer tower type of thing and it doesn't fit 12x12 anything. What little I do have of 12x12 is stacked on top which also makes me nervous if it ever fell over from being too top heavy.
I try to buy smaller pads and will only buy larger if smaller isn't available AND I have a coupon or if it's on clearance.
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I have tons of 6x6 paper that I thought I would use a lot when I did a lot of scrapbooking. I have the 6x6 albums as well, but have yet to make a 6x6 layout. I usually end up sending some to my niece for her craft stash for her birthday, christmas, easter, etc....
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I just came from my demo's open house and looked through her little demo swatch book for DP. I found I loved the papers a lot more looking at this little bit (IRL makes a difference of course). I ordered several paper packs that I thought I wouldn't like -- and when I get them, I'm cutting them down.

I've given away a fair amount of SU dsp and I think part of it is that when I look at that 12 x 12 sheet, it's just too much. Maybe it was hard for me to visualize on a card, I don't know. I haven't had that experience with other DP I love. But that sample book from SU is a great sales tool LOL!!
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I love designer cordinating paper packs. The 6 x 6 pads of cordinating paper are much cheaper then the 12 x 12 size, nice storage size and work for layering for cards, besides
working for scrapbooking. Patter has the experience, and I agree with her.
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I buy a lot of the Basic Grey papers in 6x6. The patterns are scaled down, so they're great for cards.
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I love them! They store nicely, lots of different paper's and the cutest designs. I hardly ever do a 12x12 because I do mixed media journaling. The papers are perfect for me.
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In my opinion...ALL paper is wonderful!! I have lots of 8x8 papers. I purchased many stacks at Big Lots. I made a great 8x8 album for my Mom and I plan to make one for each of my Grandkids. 8x8 albums are fast and easy to create! They fast reward from the finished project is priceless!
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I just came from my demo's open house and looked through her little demo swatch book for DP. I found I loved the papers a lot more looking at this little bit (IRL makes a difference of course). I ordered several paper packs that I thought I wouldn't like -- and when I get them, I'm cutting them down.

I've given away a fair amount of SU dsp and I think part of it is that when I look at that 12 x 12 sheet, it's just too much. Maybe it was hard for me to visualize on a card, I don't know. I haven't had that experience with other DP I love. But that sample book from SU is a great sales tool LOL!!
I agree; I joined an SU paper share where you get a 6x6 sheet of each paper-it's much less overwhelming than the entire 12x12 for me. I also like the 6x6 pads from other companies, especially for the scaled down patterns. I have a lot of 12x12 that I bought when I first started, but it seems so hard to make it work on a card. Now I just move it around my room without every using it.
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