Hello, hello! Today I’m sharing an 8 1/2 x 11 process video, with an original sketch. The proportions would also work for a 9×12 or a4 sized scrapbook layout. There’s also a bit of a discussion in the video over 8 1/2 x 11 vs. 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts. Do you have a preferred canvas size? My reasons for choosing what I choose can be found below the sketch!
There’s a few different ways you can get the sketch. You can watch the video below and screenshot it–it appears near the beginning and again near the end. You can also pin it from here, right- or ctrl- click and download it, or print it.
I have decided that when it makes sense, 8 1/2 x 11 will be my default canvas size! I think it will be easier for my kids to look at their books in this size. As it is now, I use 12 x 12 D Ring layouts, and they are so big and bulky that they have to get someone to help them pull out the book. I know they enjoy looking at their layouts, hearing the stories and seeing the pictures, so I just want to make it all more accessible to them.
I also know that I will use less paper, cardstock, adhesive, embellishments, etc. on a smaller canvas. Frugal and green!
However, if it doesn’t make sense, I will stick with 12 x 12. Let’s say I have 10 photos from an event. It’s going to make more sense to me to use those on a double page 12 x 12 spread. I want to save space in my home, too, and multiple 8 1/2 x 11 pages would be more thick than a single 12 x 12, you know? However, if I have a single photo, it makes more sense to me to put that on an 8 1/2 x 11 single page.
SO—I am not switching completely to 8 1/2 x 11—but I am definitely making more layouts this was moving forward!
Hope you enjoy this video and have a good week. :)