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Posted 8/5/2013 by dictionary in General Scrappin'
 

dictionary
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Posted: 8/5/2013 12:36:50 PM
Ok I don't know why but after seeing some PL pages and getting inspired as well as being overwhelmed with a ton of Yellowstone photos I thought PL might actually be a good fit for me or at least for this album.

But being a PL newbie I was wondering how you determine which plastic page inserts to purchase since many are either in a pack of one size or multitudes..so am wondering how do you determine which to buy or do you just take your pictures to fit the pages..I do realize I am probably doing this backwards.

And if you would like to share your PL pages I can always use the inspiration for how to get these suckers done.

TIA


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sporusta
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Posted: 8/5/2013 1:43:49 PM
I work mainly with the 'A' Style protectors in my PL albums. Using one style helps take a lot of the guesswork out of creating PL pages. However, it is fun to mix and match in the other styles to keep things interesting! I use smaller photos and create 'mini' layouts to fit in the 4x6 spots when I have a 4x6 spot and no photo to fit it. As far as taking pics, I just snap away and make it work in the end. I find the less pressure I put on myself the better my layouts come out in the end! I realize this is not a lot of direction, but hopefully it helps

ScrappyJac
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Posted: 8/5/2013 2:50:59 PM
To make it easy, I usually stick with Design A. If I have a vertical picture I want to include, I just size it down to fit in the 3x4 pocket.

Aj Jones
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Posted: 8/5/2013 3:44:46 PM
For me, it would completely depend on if I had already printed those pictures or not. If I hadn't I'd buy a big pack of the 'A' style and then have all of my vertical photos printed as 3x4 (I'd add two vertical photos to a 4x6 collage in picasa). That would let me put the vertical photos in any pocket, but would streamline the whole album.

If I had already printed the photos I would pull them out and see roughly what the ratio of horizontal to vertical I had and buy my page protectors based off of that.





aliwinn
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Posted: 8/5/2013 4:29:16 PM
I did mine with a variety pack....and just sized down photos where I needed. I also did full page layouts occasionally if I felt like it....


Alison

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aliwinn
BucketHead

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Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 8/5/2013 4:29:17 PM
I did mine with a variety pack....and just sized down photos where I needed. I also did full page layouts occasionally if I felt like it....


Alison

2014 GOALS:
21 of 52 layouts completed
December Daily minibook completed

disneypal
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Posted: 8/5/2013 5:03:42 PM
I also stick with Design A



rlg510
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Posted: 8/5/2013 5:50:43 PM
I started out with (hundreds of) wedding photos that I just wanted to get into an album. Bottom line up front: A mix of pocket page protectors that hold the horizontal, and vertical, and one style that has both on the same page is all that you need.


So, I bought one set of American Crafts pocket page protectors of six 4x6 pockets (like the Becky Higgins design C). Then got some Recollections that held vertical and horizontal on the same page (I highly recommend getting some of the style that has both horizontal and vertical. American Crafts has some here on Two Peas). Finally, I ordered the Becky Higgins design A, and D.

I found that mix to meet all of my needs. Then, I loved it so much that I started doing PL monthly this year. I have tried other designs, but have come to the conclusion that I can be perfectly satisfied with just those 4 designs (A, C, D, and one with both horizontal and vertical in the same page).

I also use inserts (smaller than 12x12) for when I have one or two "extra" photos that go with a page that I have already filled up. They work out perfect and I have them in a whole lot of sizes. That's why the Variety Pack can be helpful and if it fits your budget, I would recommend them as well.


Good luck!

dictionary
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Posted: 8/6/2013 9:51:36 AM
Thanks Ladies for your responses.

I ironically thought I hadn't printed my photos yet but as I was uploading realized I already had them printed (220 pictures) when Kodak had a 5 cent sale 2 years ago so alas I will just go ahead and get an assortment of pages and then hopefully if I need to resize and print some at home.

I am super excited to give this a shot.


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red1322
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Posted: 8/6/2013 11:24:54 AM
I do PL but not in a picture a day format so I love variety. I think I own every possible configuration there is. I don't let the page protectors dictate the pictures I take, that might be the photographer in me though. It can be a challenge when it comes time to fill my pages but I always manage to make it work.
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