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Giant Scrapbook Albums
A new and emerging trend in scrapbooking is the use of albums that arent the standard dimensions of 12 x 12, 8.5 x 11 or even 6 x 6. Many scrapbookers want to expand to larger pages so they can use larger photos and more photos in their layouts. The major problem has been finding albums in these non-standard dimensions to preserve these layouts.
Giant scrapbooks, by definition, are just really big scrapbooks! They arent easy to find either, but there are a few companies that have them. One company I found carries 2 giant scrapbook album sizes: 12 x 18 and 18 x 24. These giant art scrapbooks were originally designed to hold the artwork that children bring home from school, but they work wonderfully for oversized layouts!
Here are some of the things you can do with these oversized albums:
Use them to display the artwork your children create at school. Standard art papers are 12 x 18 in size.
Create layouts with enlargements of your favorite photos like 8 x 10, 10 x 13, 11 x 14 that are too big for standard pages.
Incorporate full pages of text from newsletters, brochures and letters.
Make lattice work using ribbons or paper strips in an x pattern to create a memorabilia page with photos and mementos (like the popular memorabilia boards with fabric).
Not only can you use these giant scrapbook album pages for single layouts, you can also use some of the divided page protectors to make multiple layouts within one page! Imagine being able to create 2 or even 4 layouts that all can fit on one side of a page! You can really start to scrapbook outside the box by creating almost a puzzle of layouts that fit together on one page.
These albums are very high quality. Like I said, they were created for children so they are made to be durable and last! The simple covers can easily be altered and decorated to fit your personality. Some of these albums even come with a protective case!
So, if youre ready to start working on some giant scrapbook pages, be sure to check out the giant scrapbook albums! Let your pages expand!
About the Author: Susan Whitehead has been scrapbooking since the birth of her first child in 1998. Her love for the craft has grown exponentially
since then and has resulted in her becoming a scrapbook instructor with her own online scrapbook business.
Her website is http://www.BarefootMemories.net and her blog is http://www.scrapbookbarefoot.blogspot.com