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Posted 11/14/2012 by paperandglue in General Scrappin'
 

paperandglue
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Posted: 11/14/2012 7:55:10 AM
Which page protectors do you use? I have been looking at all the different styles and feel a bit overwhelmed. Do you use all one design/layout? or mix it up depending on what you have for that day,week? My photos are a mix of both horizontal and vertical.

Do you buy multiple packs of different styles? Is there a pack that has a mix of styles?

I have compiled most of my materials from my stash so the page protectors are the only "offical" Project Life product I plan on purchasing.

Are there other companies that produce similar page protectors? Do you use them? How do you like them?

Thanks for reading and I look forward to your response

Sabriolet
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Posted: 11/14/2012 8:57:19 AM
I use Becky Higgins Design a as my main page protector. You will find that most people use this one.

I am big on inserts and find that I really like Becky's 6 x12, and both if her instagram style page protectors. I also like WRMK for inserts. They have a 12x12 one that is instagram style, and a few others that combine 12x6 photos with square photos as well.
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Keianna
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Posted: 11/14/2012 9:25:49 AM
I just use design A because I don't like having to figure out if my next week photos will match that configuration. And I don't like having to figure out how to take my photos to match a certain orientation. One less thing to worry about. I also don't do inserts, other than the big pocket she sells ( I place it at the end to hold birthday and anniversary cards), because I don't want to use more than one album for the year.

papergoddess
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Posted: 11/14/2012 10:33:05 AM
I follow absolutely no rules in scrapbooking, so I totally mix everything up, different sizes, different amounts in different albums...I had to let go of all the structure to enjoy it again.

I have purchased the WRMK variety pack the most, but have found some of their other designs not in that pack useful too, so I will add in a few of those (I tend to place big orders with either amazon, joanns or scrapbook-warehouse) I also have a big variety pack of BH pp, the variety A & B (i think?) I have some American Crafts 6x12. I recently purchased a different style variety pack of WRMK from Target, where I also found some different size inserts just to add a few extra 4x6s.

If your looking for a deal, def wait for Joann's online sales (where maybe there is a shipping code too), they carry most of the WRMK line.

Then as I layout my photos, I just look for the page protector that would fit best and go from there. Sometimes I want a certain style for the layout, so I use a certain page protector, then just add a few extra photos in with inserts. But I mostly let the photos + the story I want to tell make the decision.

Hope this helps you in some way!

eta: forgot I started using the Simple Stories Snap page protectors too, they are great for inserts as well!



Megan Liane
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Posted: 11/14/2012 11:25:24 AM
I mainly use Becky Higgin's page protectors though I have used some We R Memory Keepers as well. I do mix it up but use mostly Design A. My next two used ones are Design D (for vertical photos) and Design G (for both horizontal and vertical).

When I want to keep it simple, I stick to Design A and any vertical photo is printed at 3x4 and put in one of those pockets. I just collage two photos in Picassa on one 4x6 and have them printed.

Becky has a few different variety packs to choose from. You can check her website under "products" to see the different ones. HTH!


journey fan
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Posted: 11/14/2012 11:28:51 AM

I just use design A because I don't like having to figure out if my next week photos will match that configuration. And I don't like having to figure out how to take my photos to match a certain orientation. One less thing to worry about. I also don't do inserts, other than the big pocket she sells ( I place it at the end to hold birthday and anniversary cards), because I don't want to use more than one album for the year.


This will be my first time (well, second attempt, lol) at Project Life. I'll be doing exactly as Keianna said and for the same reasons.

I've worked with Simple Stories/WRMK page protectors enough to know that it can really add to the time it takes - using varied PP and trying to figure out how to take photos, which photos to use, and how to print them.

I'm always in a huge time crunch and know the only way I'll stick with PL is if I K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, scrapbooker!). I just bought this big pack of BH Design A and the big envelope pages. I'm going to keep them in my WMRK album and use them to store ongoing photos and memorabilia for when I have time to catch up, or for taking to crops. I'll just grab my album, Sn@p! stuff, and get scrapping!

Re: the Design A, I'm going to concentrate on taking only horizontal pics for PL but if I do have the occasional vertical, I'll just print it 3x4 and use one of those slots.

amom23
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Posted: 11/14/2012 12:53:16 PM
I use a mix of Becky's and WRMK protectors. I really do a hodge podge of a little bit of everything. No rules to follow.

neeka27
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Posted: 11/14/2012 2:15:57 PM
I get bored easily so every 2 weeks (since I do only one side per week) I pick a different style of BH pages to keep me on my creative toes.

paperandglue
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Posted: 11/16/2012 8:12:10 AM
It's been very informative to learn what others use but even more interesting to learn why you chose that particular page protector style.

I like the idea of using a few different styles to suit the pictures I have and what I am in the mood to do. I am more freestyle and think this may suit me best.

Thanks for the great ideas and info

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