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Hello_Dreadhead
« on: May 28, 2009 08:30:51 AM »

Hi everyone, I'm a complete noob when it comes to scrapbooking, what kind of size should I be looking at to document my marriage using photos, tickets, buttons and material. I'd be adding to it all the time. Would 12 x 12inches by too big to use or should I go smaller? What do you guys use when scrapbooking? Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009 10:23:59 AM »

12x12 is the most common size for scrapbooking. Most albums, papers, embelishments etc. come sized to fit 12x12 pages.

However, if you think that is too large, I've seen some smaller 8x8 albums.  It would be very easy to trim traditional 12x12 papers to fit an 8x8 album.

One of my favorite sites for inspiration is scrapbook.com - I like to look through the galleries and their store for ideas. 

Hope this helps! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009 05:18:24 AM »

the very first album i have ever completed on was my wedding album...i used an 8.5x11 album and i gussied it all up on the front

but i have made albums is literally every other size possible, i make my own alot...

i would say the size depends on how many photos, how you plan on storing it, how much journaling you intend to do, and most of all, your budget....a smaller album can cost alot less (though the most expensive album I have ever done was the second smallest...it ended up being 80 dollars and i didnt even finish it...)
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009 03:39:18 AM »

That helped a lot thankyou!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009 04:53:13 AM »

One more question, I've bought a plain scrap book and I want to decorate the front and make it look awesome. I've tried searching eBay for rolls of backing paper but no results. All I can find is sheets. Is there anywhere online that sells rolls?
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2009 05:02:08 AM »

does backing paper go by another name? cos i havent heard of that, but maybe its a regional name, kinda like soda, pop and cola
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2009 06:58:56 AM »

I found a bare paper bag scrap book which would help me create what I want, annoyed really because I'd just bought one of those photo album type scrap books. Grrrr. Anyway I no longer need rolls of backing paper I guess I can just buy sheets. I didn't think "backing paper" was regional Roll Eyes Does double sided or sticky back mean anything to ya?

Hopefully I can get started on it this weekend so I'll update my progress with it. I suppose I'm making a  couple scrap book of me and my husband, married life and our pets.
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2009 07:45:14 AM »

i finally googled it, and yea, i dont think its regional, its just a product i have never used for a scrapbook

i thought you meant book cloth, which is why i wanted to be clear, cos Dick Blick sells rolls of that
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2009 08:29:07 AM »

Book cloth eh? Very interesting! I very well may use that instead
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