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Username Post: 6x6 pads vs 12x12 paper pads        (Topic#1584053)
Cindyckj
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So lately i've watched a ton of haul videos and lots of people see alot of people buying the 6x6 size but yet I don't see alot of lo's that are 6x6.

Do people make alot of 6x6 size?

I only buy 12x12 but was thinking that they are so much cheaper than an entire 12x12. Lately I seem to like to layer alot of patterned papers and wonder if i'd get more use and less waste out of a smaller pad? And then just buy a handfull of larger size for the background or solid cardstock for the background.

Hard to explain exactly what I mean so I hope you understand. lol


 
HisGEM
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In response to Cindyckj

I buy 6x6 because I make cards. For me, I like to be able to have the smaller patterns from the smaller pad vs. the 12x12 (the patterns are bigger).


 
Mama2Thomas
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In response to HisGEM

I think 6X6's are great if you make a lot of cards. For scrapping, I prefer 12x12 as I'd never know whether I'll use the entire sheet for background or cut it up and layer. I do have one 8X8 pad that my hubby bought for me. I don't prefer it but since he went through a great deal of effort picking out the "perfect" scrapping gifts, I tried to use as much of it as I can. Here are two 12x12 layouts made almost entirely from that 8x8 pad.

Once Upon A Time ... By Mama2Thomas

Medieval Adventure By Mama2Thomas


 
godschild94
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In response to HisGEM

I also love to use the 6x6s on my layouts for things like diecuts and punches. The designs are smaller so they work great for these things!


 
siameseplease
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In response to godschild94

I'm a paper junkie, so I have tons of 12x12 paper, but I also have over 40 6x6 pads. I find that I only use the 6x6 pads for making cards. For some reason, I just like working with 12x12 papers when I do layouts. Mind you, I'm not scrapping very much now, but when I do, I automatically go to my 12x12. I like the idea Janeen stated of using the 6x6 pads for die cuts and such. I might have to try that.

For me, I think the 6x6 size would feel too confining for working with on LOs. I'd worry that I didn't have enough of the paper I'd want for the page.


 
andrea m
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In response to siameseplease

I buy the 6x6 pads for cards, mini albums, and altered projects. I dont like to use them in lo. I often buy both the 12x12 and 6x6 of whatever line I like.


 
olleharr
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In response to siameseplease

I agree the smaller patterns make them ideal for card making but I too find I don't use them much in my scrapbooking.


 
Crafting Marfa
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In response to andrea m

I have never purchased 6 x 6 paper stacks. But the other day I ordered a warehouse package from Websters Pages and in the package there were 3 stacks of 6 x 6 paper. Yesterday I used one for layering on a scrapbook layout and I liked it. I probably won't be making a special effort to buy them, but I wouldn't say no to them either...lol


 
Babylou
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In response to Crafting Marfa

I have a few 6x6 pads. I use them for different things. If you do a lot of layering on your LO's they can be good for that. Instead of cutting up lots of different 12 inch papers. I also like to use them for altered art projects, mini albums!!, and decoupage. They are great for minis. And of course, cards. Lots of uses for them.


 
scarlet864
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In response to Babylou

I use 6 x 6 paper for making cards or mini albums and I use the leftovers for my Cricut die cuts.


 
binkiemonstermom
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In response to scarlet864

I like it all!!! LOL!! I do have the smaller 6X6 pads and I do make cards. Generally the prints are smaller as some have pointed out. Perfect for cards. But what if you don't make cards? No problem. I have used the 6X6 for layers and punches, mats, strips, banners all for layouts. I only scrap 12X12 normally. I have done one or two 8X8 books which are fun but those are normally projects for my kids or a gift book. 8X8 pads are easier for me to use in scrapbooking, but I have both.
I went to Archivers one weekend to a crop. I loved an October Afternoon paper line. I really didn't want to spend all the money to buy the whole line because I wanted accessories too. So I bought the 8X8 paper pack and several of the accessories. I found solid card stock from my Stampin' Up stash that matches and began making layouts. I have several of them in my gallery on here from 8X8 paper packs. I like to see what I can make out of them. That day I did three different layouts using it and the two accessories packs I bought. I still have some of he chipboard left and still have lots of the 8X8 pad left. I just used some of it on my latest upload in my gallery. I am finally out of accessories but still have some of that 8X8 pack left!!!
I think they are a great value for your money. You do have to get creative but that's the fun part!!!


Edited by binkiemonstermom on 01-11-13 09:42 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
CommaHolly
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In response to binkiemonstermom

joining the bunch here,,,,,,cards and mini books


 
OlesyaK.
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In response to binkiemonstermom

I reach for the 6*6 pads mostly on the embellishment stage, when the main background is set already, or for the most part. cutting up for flags, or banners, or even picture mats - 6*6 are better! yet sometimes I see the small page and think - oh, i wish I had this page in 12*12 LOL))
and - they are cheaper too!


 
DisneyDani
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In response to OlesyaK.

6x6 pads come in handy when you are making cards or working with page sizes that are smaller 6x6 or 8x8 but I use them a lot on my 12x12 pages to aid in layering without all the cutting and then less paper gets wasted.


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to DisneyDani

I love using the 6x6 stacks on Christmas cards, especially, and Valentine cards. Things that I send out in large multiples. The paper from the same line really coordinates and makes cardmaking easy. (Or as easy as it can be for someone like me!)


 
Mia1979
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In response to DisneyDani

Well I love to collect 6/6 pads and I have alot. If I buy a 12/12 it's usually a solid stack or rare occasions that the stores have them on sale under $10 bucks for pattern paper stacks. That's why I love smaller because some patterns in a 12/12 stack may look better to me in a smaller stack. Plus I can make die cuts with the smaller pieces or mat a picture w/o having to use a large piece.


 
SherylEb
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In response to Mia1979

I can make a mini album out of one 6x6 pad. So that makes a cheap album plus it all coordinates. I use it for the pages, plus for the embellishments. Also make cards, and use to cut out or punch for a 12" layout.


 
justartguy007
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In response to SherylEb

I have two 6x6 paper pad. I use mines for either matted my photos. If the photo is the right size or sometimes for journaling or just for a decortived element to the layout.

Justie


 
chocolateaxel
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In response to justartguy007

I adore all paper, but each has it's own up or down side. I love the 6 X 6 pads since I make a lot of cards, and I just hate cutting into a beautiful piece of 12 X 12 to use just a bit of it, and the 6 X 6 is great for matting for the same reason. I typically won't buy an entire paper collection in 12 X 12, but with the 6 X 6 pads, I get to enjoy each piece anyway.


 
catzscrapper
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In response to justartguy007

I have had 8x8 and 6x6 and like to use them for a LO as the matting for pics. Some of the designs I had from The Angel Company were just so perfect for pics with a nice border. I scrap 8 1/2 x 11 tho so do not have to deal with a 12 x 12- I cut those down for my pages then have scraps for embellishments


 
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