|Posted: 1/22/2013 7:22:03 PM|I started cutting up paper to 3x4 and 4x6!!
Really trying to get PL out of my system,,you know how we can get sucked in to all the hype!!
I ended up with about 300 cards, then used the paper rounder on them. Next will look into the tons of stickers and stamps to make up cue cards and help to decorate journeling spots.
I just may sew some page protectors too.
Funny how your mind can work to adapt many things...I just hope it works to do this so I don't cave and buy a kit Linda
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: South Florida
|Posted: 1/22/2013 7:32:50 PM|
You may want to cut 4x6 instead of 5x6.
|Posted: 1/22/2013 7:34:40 PM|
oop's it is 4x6, I will correct the post linda
|Posted: 1/22/2013 7:48:30 PM|
I did the exact same thing. I am on a super tight crafting budget so if this was something I wanted to do I had to do it in an affordable manner. I bought the memorology pages (which have 6 4x6 spots) I then bought a pack of black cardstock for $2 and I cut them to 4x6 and rounded the corners and used these in the 2 middle 4x6 spots so that I didn't need the "special" protectors. I just attach the 3x4 (which are a bit smaller then 3x4) to the black cardstock which gives me the same look. In total it cost me $15 for 5 packs of page protectors and the cardstock. I bought the page protectors with coupons over time since I grocery shop right next to the craft store.
|Posted: 1/22/2013 8:48:22 PM|great idea tiggerpooh
|Posted: 1/22/2013 8:51:28 PM|
Way to put the scrap back in scrapbooking and use what you have! I love to get creative with my stash and use what I have before I have to go out and buy the next greatest trend.
*Clever Pea Title Here*
Loc: Hidden under a pile of scrap!
|Posted: 1/22/2013 11:36:41 PM|
Now I know what I am doing w some leftover & scrap paper, PLUS black cardstock!
(insert forehead smacking smiley here)
Thanks for validating my
idea to use scraps!
Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
|Posted: 1/23/2013 2:00:27 AM|
I've done the same thing with 4x6 pieces of paper. I figure if I don't use it for PL I can always use it for cards instead (cards in austraila are 4x6 in size)
I'm also going to see if I can use up some of the divided page protectors I have that are all 4x6 pockets instead of going out and buying a heap of the PL style ones. If I get going I'll buy some of those but just incase it's a bust I'll start out this way.
|Posted: 1/23/2013 4:53:14 AM|A PL core kit is over $50 here, so I'm making my own too. I figure if I cut and stamp at night while watching tele, it will lessen any possible bordom and make the job quicker - well, it will seem quicker.
Make a Wish!
|Posted: 1/23/2013 9:18:29 AM|That's exactly what I'm going to do as well. I have soooooo much paper that I really need to make a dent in my stash.
I just need to start my PL..
Loc: Huntington Beach CA
|Posted: 1/23/2013 10:42:29 AM|
I have a PL kit sub, but not all of the cards will work for me 100% of the time, so I reorganized my little drawer with my 6x6 and 8x8 paper pads last night--I had a BG pad with only 4 pages left, so I cut those down and made some cards for announcing my weeks AND was able to use my circle punch on a couple of the scraps. I was super happy with how it came out and am looking forward to filling in some of the blank pages I have in my book. LOL.
Love the ideas here, ladies. May use them, too!
Loc: Over the Hill and Enjoying the View
|Posted: 1/23/2013 11:01:17 AM|
I currently have my most recent (2008-2012) photos stored in 4 Costco albums I found a couple of years ago. They are 12x12 and hold 1000 pics each. Each page is sectioned for 6 4x6 photos (3 horizontal and 2 vertical. They came in pacs of 2 - black and black toile. I've never seen them since.
My plan is to use them as PL albums, using the best pic(s) from each page and adding DIY journal cards, etc. in the unused spaces.
50 Peas in a pod.
|Posted: 1/23/2013 11:54:14 AM|
I get the idea of cutting up papers for fillers or the 4x6 spots but what do you do about the journaling cards?
|Posted: 1/23/2013 11:56:11 AM|I cut up my 6x6 paper pads so I didn't have to buy a core kit either. Way to go!
|Posted: 1/23/2013 12:45:25 PM|
I have a few stamps that I will use on white cardstock for journaling spots, or I may download some freebee's.
Any more ideas?
Loc: Gulf Coast
|Posted: 1/23/2013 12:48:20 PM|
I did that, too, but I failed. I bought the Olive Kit. At least I can say that I shared it with a friend, right? That counts for something, right?
|Posted: 1/23/2013 1:28:47 PM|
The pattern paper with a grid on white would be great for journaling cards.