Before you begin scrapbooking one important decision to think about is what size pages you'll be making. Scrapbook pages - or layouts are usually stored in an album of some type. Albums can take on many forms, but the pages you create will be stored inside the album you choose. The two most popular sizes are 8.5" x 11" and 12" x 12". There are also many sizes and shapes in between and beyond.
Here are some examples of types/themes of albums:
Mini albums may come with pages attached, using patterned paper or sometimes chipboard. You just need to add your photos, journaling, memorabilia and any extra embellishments. Mini albums usually don't have page protectors.
Theme albums might include anything from only the album all the way to patterned papers and even coordinating embellishments. There are a variety of themes to choose from - birthday, new baby, school, summer, wedding, etc.
School Theme Kit:
Birthday Theme Kit:
3-Ring Binders come in smaller sizes as well as 8.5" x 11" and 12" x 12". You can purchase page protector refill kits in the appropriate size and easily change the order of your completed pages just by opening the rings in the spine.