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#1 Grandmalaptop

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:18 PM

I recently did some layouts using 8.5 x 11 size - Are there any layouts in the Gallery using this size specifically that I can get inspiration from.  I changed over after reading Roz's blog and although they are more limited than 12 x 12 - it is more manageable when putting into albums and getting hard cover albums printed.   



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:28 PM

Hi, and welcome!  I do almost exclusively 8.5 x 11 landscape, often using templates adapted from 12 x 12, or 4x6 for recipes.  I'm not sure it's inspiring, but feel free to look at my gallery:  http://scrapgirls.ne...2-barbarac1977/ especially this one:  http://scrapgirls.net/forum/gallery/album/3690-around-the-world-1996/. 

 

 

I actually start most layouts 22 x 8.5, with a guideline at 11", so that it works in a book  (I use MyPublisher.)  Here is the link to the book compiled for my FIL's 90th birthday:  RPCrane_90years.  Thanks for looking.

 

Hope this helps!


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:30 PM

Ohhhh... Barbara you have some of the best heritage pages I've seen!   :)  I always remember them!


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:32 PM

I have just been doing a little organizing in my templates directory and noticed that many templates come with both 12x12 and letter size options. Barbara's layouts are neat, especially her albums, but you could also check out some of the templates' sample layouts.


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:41 PM

Thank you for your replies.  I have been able to adapt 12 x 12 templates and have been purchasing more  8.5 x 11 templates etc but love to look how other people are doing 8.5 x 11 so thank you Barbara I will browse your layouts.   I have been doing mostly Portrait not Landscape so must have a go at Landscape.  Do you use three ring binders or ??  I did albums for my grandchildren and had them hard covered bound for them which was really nice and much easier for them to handle than a 12 x 12.  Thanks again for the replies



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:41 PM

You can also check the 8.5 x 11 section in the boutique for lots of sample layouts. HTH



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:45 PM

You can also check the 8.5 x 11 section in the boutique for lots of sample layouts. HTH

 

Great suggestion, Teecee--the layout team and designers do such great layouts!


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:57 AM

I work almost exclusively in A4 format which is almost the same.  I too changed over after reading Ro's article.  It is much easier and cheaper for me to print as they reduce nicely into 5 x 7.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:23 AM

Hi. I switched over to 8.5x11 a while back. Sometimes it's hard for me after doing square for so long. I like the size of the 8.5x11 album, though. I print at  home and like to just slide the layout into a sleeve. When I switched, it was sort of Project Life style. I had sleeves with different sized pockets. Now, I just use one regular sleeve.

 

I, unfortunately, haven't scrapped anything since mid December. :(

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http://scrapgirls.ne...92-amazing-guy/

The rest of my 8.5xll's have lots of pictures on them for Project Life. I mostly use Jacqui Smith's Page Grids for them. I often modify them to fit the pics I want to use.

Here's my gallery:

http://scrapgirls.ne...6-scrappinchar/

 

Hopefully I'll get back to scrapping soon. :)


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:25 AM

And...it was because of Ro's article that I switched, too. Plus, I don't like how big 12x12 is, so I printed layouts as 8x8. But, then that seemed too small. lol


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

I wrote an article about this in the newsletter about a year ago.  There are many ways to resize a layout, and this talks about a couple of ways to do it.

 

http://scrapgirls.co...Wed_Resize.html

 

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:27 PM

I always scrap 8.5x11 - well, actually landscape which is reverse 11x8.5, but you never see it listed that way. I like that I can print at home if I want, and I really like that size when ordering albums printed. They fit on my shelves better than the 12x12s, but are a bit easier on the eyes (larger details) than the 8x8s. There are some neat templates in the boutique - Jacqui Smith has some nice ones. We're a rare breed in the scrap world, LOL. Happy scrapping!


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:28 PM

Hi, and welcome!  I do almost exclusively 8.5 x 11 landscape, often using templates adapted from 12 x 12, or 4x6 for recipes.  I'm not sure it's inspiring, but feel free to look at my gallery:  http://scrapgirls.ne...2-barbarac1977/ especially this one:  http://scrapgirls.net/forum/gallery/album/3690-around-the-world-1996/. 

 

 

I actually start most layouts 22 x 8.5, with a guideline at 11", so that it works in a book  (I use MyPublisher.)  Here is the link to the book compiled for my FIL's 90th birthday:  RPCrane_90years.  Thanks for looking.

 

Hope this helps!

Thank you so much for your information and help - I am in the middle of making an album for my daughter's 40th and I looked through some of your layouts which I love.  Thank you.  I am inspired again to keep going.......  



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:32 PM

Thank you everybody for all the fantastic information and replies - you are awesome.  I always know when I have a question I will find someone to answer it for me.  You are so right about the 12 x 12's and resizing to a manageable 8 x 8 is too small. 

 

I wrote an article about this in the newsletter about a year ago.  There are many ways to resize a layout, and this talks about a couple of ways to do it.

 

http://scrapgirls.co...Wed_Resize.html

 

Hope that helps!

I did see your article and have resized some of my 12 x 12 = thank you



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:01 PM

The very first LO's (paper) I did were 8 1/2x11....should play with that a bit again.

I do 12x12 ...Resize to 8x8 and I print them out myself on photo paper. 


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