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|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:36:44 PM|Hey everyone, I finally decided to take the plunge and get involved on the forums!
At the beginning of January, I moved from Texas to North Carolina for a new job. I also graduated in May of 2012 from grad school- so I have a lot to document, and not a whole lot of time to devote to it at the moment!
I decided on buying some different combinations of divided page protectors because I like the the ease of design that they offer without being limiting. (aka: I can embellish as much as I feel like doing and they will still look good!)
My only issue is that the 1 (6x12) 3 (4x6) configuration is strangely sized. I love the look and could easily replicate it on a 12x12 layout, but I like the consistency of the divided protectors and would love to use this configuration, but the 6x12 section really comes out to be more like 6x12.5. I have tried both We R Memory Keepers and the Echo Park Photo Freedom renditions, but both have the .5 inch gap. Are there any other companies that make this configuration that don't have the gap? (Meaning, the 6x12 section really measures 6x12?) I have been adding borders and pockets to lengthen the paper that goes in that section, but I have some lovely paper from Simple Stories with 6x12 sections that I would love to use and not have to add paper to fill the gap.
This is totally nitpicking, but I thought I'd ask.
|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:42:59 PM|
to answer your direct question: no, they need that extra space to be able to move the paper in and out of the pockets
a solution could be...take your 12x12 no pockets protectors you like and make your own pocket by sewing and cutting the opening with a craft knife.
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|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:47:08 PM|
I know what you mean! I've had the same issue before. I realized the problem is that with the seems that are made to create the 4x6 sections it adds height to the page making it taller than 12 inches. There isn't a way for the companies to make the large section smaller unless the 4x6 sections are not true 4x6. Does that make sense?
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|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:59:14 PM|
Yep, what ca angel said. It's a necessary evil unfortunately. There's no way to make the vertical pockets a true 12" without making the 4x6's undersized. You have to account for the seams.
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|Posted: 2/9/2013 9:49:35 AM|
And I absolutely love that layout best of all of them. So it's something I will be dealing with often.
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|Posted: 2/9/2013 9:55:50 AM|
I had the SAME problem with them! One of the reason I hate them! But I thought recently that you could add a pocket space maybe fore journaling, at the bottom of the 6x12 portion by using your sewing machine and stitching. The other option is to build the page in size a little bit, normally I did this by adding strips to the top and bottom and making sure to design that section of the page to have strips, or border punching, if that makes sense? That way you you add the half inch in your layout design.