Fellow Peas & Glitter Girl - making divided page protector pages look more scrappy?
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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:23:19 AM
Hi all,

After seeing Shimelle/Glitter Girl do a few videos that looked at divided page protectors, I thought this would be a great way to show multiple photos because I always get too many pictures printed.

However, I always feel my pages like this don't look very scrapbooky, and instead more like a normal photo album with just a few bits added on top. I would like to make them fit in with the rest of my album better.

I have a few examples in my gallery (I plan to upload some more) to show what I mean.

Would love to hear how you make them look more like a "whole" 12x12 page design instead of just individual photos?

Thanks in advance - all replies appreciated

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:25:21 AM
Great idea! Please Glitter Girl, cover this question.




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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:37:13 AM
I think a lot of people make the card for each little pocket look like a tiny layout. If you think of it that way, it might help you think of more scrappy ways to do each pocket, and by using coordinating products like you would on a normal layout, it will look cohesive. There are a lot of great examples here in the gallery and on Becky Higgins' blog, as well as around the web.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:51:03 AM

I think a lot of people make the card for each little pocket look like a tiny layout. If you think of it that way, it might help you think of more scrappy ways to do each pocket, and by using coordinating products like you would on a normal layout, it will look cohesive. There are a lot of great examples here in the gallery and on Becky Higgins' blog, as well as around the web.


Thanks for the suggestion, I do that usually on one of the pockets with my journaling or title to explain the photos. I think then where I struggle is if the pictures are all 4x6 (in my case) and therefore fill the whole pocket, I'm not sure how to make that like a mini page. I have sometimes cut them down, but have never been fully pleased with my outcome.

I hadn't thought of checking project life pages but I guess that's the equivalent so thank you for that idea! Time to put on my tiny layout hat

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:51:36 AM
Well, my first thought on seeing this was a bit Twilight Zone as Glitter Girl's project today is one 12x12 page facing a divided page protector! (Find it here.) But it still just 4x6 photos in those pockets really - only a tiny bit of embellishment over the top of two of them, so not really a great example for your full question.

Alissa Fast's most recent Project Life pages just popped up on my Instagram feed and they might be great inspiration for you! I'm sure she'll add them to her blog and page gallery, but for the moment you can catch them at the top of her IG feed here.

But I'll let Glitter Girl know to keep that idea in mind for the future.


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Legoluce
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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:22:11 AM
Thanks Shimelle! That's very spooky indeed because I've been meaning to ask for a while but wanted to get some examples in my gallery first, and when I looked at lunch today there wasn't an episode up yet!

Thanks for the link to Alissa's IG, that looks great. I'll have a nose

Appreciate you keeping the topic in mind too!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:09:01 PM
Wow! Add psychic intuition to Glitter Girl's list of amazing powers!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:21:07 PM
Hi, Not sure if this is what you mean, but here are some of my work using divided page protectors. I just started project life this year and there are very few photos just slid in the pockets (if any) and the Halloween layout I included has two single 12x12 layouts facing with a baseball card sleeve in the middle for trick or treating photos.

I tend to take a ton of pictures - so if I didn't "scrap" on top of them often I would have no room for journaling in my PL. Hope this helps!

PL Week 1
PL Week 2
PL Week 3
PL Week 4
Halloween


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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:54:11 PM
Yes, I would love to see Glitter Girl help us with our divided pages!

Legoluce
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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:15:44 AM
Thanks Jaimeelynn for those examples, it's helpful to see how others use them. I like how you've used the label stickers on the photos, maybe I should try that... and the stickers too! Brill

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:18:31 AM
I mount my some of my pictures on paper so there is that mat framing the pictures.

Sometimes, I add washi tape or adhesive backed ribbon to the edge of the page protector where the 3 holes are to add a more decorative element. I also use washi tape or adhesive back ribbon on the outside of the page protector to outline some of the pockets.

There used to be a type of divided page protector that you could insert a thin strip of paper where the 3 holes are, I haven't seen them for awhile.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:55:05 AM
With divided protectors I still think in terms of design principles. I try to have a focal point, balance, contrast, leading the eye, visual triangles, etc.

I did a video tutorial on this for Paperclipping, but in a nutshell -- I layout out my photos in a way that color and scale are balanced around the spread. Then I do the same with embellishments so they lead your eye around the photos. My embellishments and colored pages will either balance out the page if I couldn't balance it completely with the photos; or if the photo colors and scales were already balanced, then I just make sure the embellishments are balanced with each other.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:11:08 AM
Thanks MerryMom, useful suggestions!

Noell - I didn't know you were on here and I literally just went through my email and am about to sign up for a membership before I saw this post... that's spooky! I'll look for those videos, and thank you for the tips

Loving the replies so far, looking forward to trying the ideas out!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:06:39 AM

With divided protectors I still think in terms of design principles. I try to have a focal point, balance, contrast, leading the eye, visual triangles, etc.

I did a video tutorial on this for Paperclipping, but in a nutshell -- I layout out my photos in a way that color and scale are balanced around the spread. Then I do the same with embellishments so they lead your eye around the photos. My embellishments and colored pages will either balance out the page if I couldn't balance it completely with the photos; or if the photo colors and scales were already balanced, then I just make sure the embellishments are balanced with each other.
Noell!!! Good to see you posting here

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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:13:45 AM
I treat each pocket as a tiny scrapbook page. It definitely makes my Project Life look more scrappy!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:25:36 AM
LegoLuce - How cool! Well, thank you -- I hope you love your membership! I'm a long-time pea but don't have time to come around as often as I used to before Paperclipping. I try to check in every so often though!

Hi, Mariangeles! Thank you for the kind words!


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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:52:40 AM
jenp1024 - I had a peek in your gallery, like how you've done the October PL - was helpful to see because looks like the same protector orientation I have been working with. Thanks!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:05:11 PM
Check out pinterest! There are tons of great ideas on there. I also follow a few people on instagram to get great PL ideas. I use a lot of washi tape, and I only use 1/2-2/3 of my spots for photos, the rest I use filler cards that I've decorated.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:53:30 PM
I usually put a little 'something' in each pocket (on the photo if it fills the whole pocket). Washi, an embellishment, letters stickers... just a little something. However, I also use divided page protectors with only 4 pockets, so I do treat each as a (simple) little layout. I use them for the stories I want to include in my albums but don't want to make an entire layout about.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:40:28 AM
Thanks mamaofdudes and paperclips29 for your input.

I will have a look on Pinterest, although I don't want to get too much into the PL style of things because that's not what I'm doing so I won't be using so many filler cards to add lots of story for instance - it's all pics from one event so I think I struggle to add extra fillers without them just being there to look pretty?!

Paperclips29 - I like the idea of using letterstickers on the photo, that would integrate the title more whereas now I don't tend to have a title or it's on the last pocket with my journaling so it looks quite separate from the photos. Thanks for helping me realise that!
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