Make | 8×8 Layout – Brunch at Oddfellow’s

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | "Brunch at Oddfellow's" | Blackbird Darlin

I hit a paper crafty slump recently. While reflecting on why this was happening, I suddenly became obsessed with the idea of completely switching to a different size format.

(I should side note that I’ve been scrapbooking my pages in the 12×12 format since 1995, y’all)

I experimented a bit with the 6×8 Simple Stories pocket pages, and while I can’t wait to try that format for a themed album, it just wasn’t quite working out for my regular stuff. I LOVE what people are doing with the Project Life style, but it just doesn’t feel gratifying for me. (This might be due in part to my life mostly consisting of brunch and Simpsons marathons) Plus, I found the 6×8 size was just a little too…rectangular.

Once a square, always a square, I guess.

Okay, anyway, so what I’m getting at is that I tried an 8×8 format and holy crap…holy. freaking. crap. Did it ever do the trick. A little awkward at first, but my brain switched ON, and I’ve been on fire lately with this smaller format. It helps that I’m using smaller sized pictures, of course…I always wanted to cut down my 4×6’s back in the day, but there are so many options with sizes now that the transition is a pretty easy one.

What about you guys? Have you ever switched formats and had it work out better for you? I would LOVE to see what others are doing in this size!


Supplies Used: Cardstock – Bazzill (aqua), Michael’s (kraft and white), patterned paper by SEI (old!) vellum tag by Making Memories (even older!), kraft photo corners by Scrapbook Adhesives, Doily Lace border punch by Martha Stewart, date stamp, rhinestone, Over photo app (what I used for the text on my photo), 4×4 Instagram print by Persnickety Prints


2 Responses to Make | 8×8 Layout – Brunch at Oddfellow’s

  1. smithdesigns November 22, 2013 at 6:59 PM #

    I started way back when there was only 8.5×11 and it was hard switching to 12×12 I do lots of different sizes it keeps it interesting for me :)

  2. Madeline November 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM #

    I’ve always scrapped 12x12m, and the only change has been to add in the occasional pocket page. I always thought it would be fun to work in 8.5×11, but it would really complicate things since I don’t scrap chronologically!

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