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PeaNut 11,975
March 2001
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Posted: 3/31/2013 5:36:04 PM
Is there a way to put two plastic sleeves together, back-to-back? A lot of times I want one design on one side, but don't have the right type of photos to use the same design on the other side.



PeaNut 229,609
October 2005
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Posted: 3/31/2013 5:58:10 PM
Have you watched the latest PL video with Amy Tangerine? She cut the picture apart, then put them in the available pockets, like a puzzle. I'm not experienced with PL, as I'm starting it today , but I'm sure this would work for your dilemma
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Posted: 3/31/2013 6:18:07 PM
I have had this issue a couple of times. I have either had one of my photos printed to 12x12 or found a photo-realistic pp that worked & cut them to fit into the pockets on the back of the first page protector. Then I just move forward with the next page protector. I also don't hesitate to cut up my pics to fill the pockets or add quotes & things to fill the space.


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September 2012
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Posted: 3/31/2013 6:26:11 PM
I have also seen others just add patteren paper or cardstock to the back side ... Or add a few filler cards in between.. I often have the same trouble but since I do month to month and not daily or weekly ill just re arrange my photos to fit & if I can't I either print new ones in the sizes needed or cut them down to size! I print at home so its very easy for me to print another photo in the middle of a project! I must say my recent photo printer purchase and pse 11 was one of the best investments I have made!



PeaNut 369,756
March 2008
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Posted: 3/31/2013 7:06:51 PM
I use my tape runner and attach the two page protectors that i want to use together.

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Posted: 3/31/2013 10:14:29 PM
I would think over time that would add a lot of bulk to your albums. Have you tried cutting the photos to fit the available spaces? In other words, cut a horizontal 4x6 photo in half and put it in 2 vertical 3x4 slots, etc. That's how I get past this problem.

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October 2001
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Posted: 3/31/2013 10:17:49 PM
I'm switching my page protector style up often but I'm just planning in advance before printing my photos. If I know I need a specific style on one side - I print photos that will fit. For vertical photos, I make them 2 up on a 4x6 so they'll be 2x3.

Are you using photos already printed?


PeaNut 11,975
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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:43:09 AM
Thanks for the replies. I'll try both cutting my photos up and adhering two sleeves together.

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January 2002
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Posted: 4/1/2013 6:55:30 AM
Because I don't do weekly LOs, I simply choose which LO will go next based on what will work with the back of the current page protector.

I also sketch mine out ahead of time.

When I'm really in a bind and the 2 LOs I want to go back to back just don't work with the typical pocket pages, I use one with one large pocket, then I just do a scrap style portion of the page for that pocket and I can accommodate both vertical & horizontal pics in one pocket.


PeaNut 88,718
May 2003
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Posted: 4/1/2013 9:21:12 AM
I only use design A for this reason. I mainly use square phone photos in PL though, so it's only come up a few times that I have a portrait orientation photo. In those cases, I've either shrunk it down to fit in a 2x3 pocket, cropped it to 4x4 square, or blown it up to 6x8 and cut it apart to fit in the pockets.

This year I want to switch the designs around some (my book runs April to April) so I'm switching to digital for PL.

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