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February 25, 2008

March Creating Keepsakes : Divided Page Protector Sources


(layout from Life Artist)

I've been getting some questions through email about sources for the divided page protectors seen in my latest Studio A column (Creating Keepsakes March 2008). Divided page protectors + organizational page protectors (like the Crop-In-Style image above) are one of my favorite ways to mix things up and take a break from the basic 12×12 format (or just get additional photos added to my albums).

Here's a sample image from the article (rub ons were added directly onto the page protector):


(as seen in Creating Keepsakes, March 2008)

Here are some online product sources:

6, 4×6 We Are Memory Keepers

Close To My Heart Photo Storage Pages (order through a consultant)

Scrapworks Scrap Smart System (this is what I used for my Week in the Life album)

Pebbles Inc. Share & Tell

The ones below are designed as organizational products for supplies (such as stickers, etc) but are GREAT for actual divided pages:

Crop In Style MEGA : 15 Assorted Pages

Crop In Style ADDICT : 21 Assorted Pages

C-Line Memory Book Organizer Pages

To see more samples and to read my article about tips for using divided page protectors pick up the March issue of Creating Keepsakes.


  • 1.
    maggie said…

    Morning ALi:
    Thank you so much for sharing those links.
    I’ve never seen those page protectors at my lss or M or J.
    Thanks for the inspirations..

  • 2.
    lovely cee said…

    i truly love your Life artist book. i was just thinking that i should try this idea. now, i just need to get of these sleeves.
    so do i get a prize for being the first one to comment? hahahah!….. okay i should stop talking

  • 3.
    Donna said…

    Archiever’s has page protector’s that you can buy individually. Can’t remember how much they are each – maybe $1???

  • 4.
    Molly said…

    thank you, Ali. just found that issue last week, like it!

  • 5.
    Bree said…

    Thanks for the great info. I loved that layout in Life Artist but hadn’t had luck finding the protectors.
    Also, will you be updating the Studio A archive link? I love having instant access to those articles when I want to refer to your stuff again ;-) Always such amazing ideas!

  • 6.
    Tracy (in Alberta) said…

    I have the Scrapworks ones and have developed a new system for myself. I use a 12×12 page and scrap the a favorite pic or the main pic from an event and tell the story; then behind it I put in the photo album sytle page protectors and just put by extra pics in there. Once I come to a pic I would like to scrap I put it on a 12×12 and then keep going with the divided protectors.
    This way I stay chronological, but don’t have to scrap EVERY picture. It’s easier, quicker and I am more able to stay ‘caught up’ (although I don’t like that term).

  • 7.
    alexandra said…

    Loved that article – such a fun alternative to traditional pages!
    Thanks, Ali!!

  • 8.
    Heidi Sonboul said…

    All I can say is… Ali, this is so smart! GREAT IDEA!
    PS I was sad I missed you at the Tinkering Ink Dinner! LOL I heard you had Orange on that night.

  • 9.
    tryshia said…

    I always enjoy your layouts!

  • 10.
    christen said…

    thanks! i loved this article and was hoping to give this idea a try.

  • 11.
    Kathryn Johnson said…

    Just wanted to add that you can take your basic page protector and machine stitch through them to make your own pockets!

  • 12.
    young c-m said…

    Ali, thanks for sharing this info! Love your current quote.

  • 13.
    Lindsey Trego said…

    What do the back of the layouts look like ? Just curious!

  • 14.
    Lexi said…

    I have had fun using baseball divided protectors as well as microscope slide dividers found at Staples! Different sizes, but still the same concept and you get a lot in a pkg!

  • 15.
    Linda Beeson said…

    I have just been devouring that issue and loved your layouts in that article! It is always fun to see what you come up with.

  • 16.
    Heidi Y said…

    Thanks so much for sharing!! I have some PSB pages and since I’ve cut down on stickers, I just set these pages aside (I was about to get rid of them!!)… Now I have a use for them – and I want to find more!!! You have such GREAT ideas!!! Thx!!!

  • 17.
    Nicky Anderson said…

    Thanks Ali – that is a great idea – can’t wait to get the issue and read up.
    And what a great way to keep those little priceless pictures in the mix.

  • 18.
    Lindsay said…

    I saw the Pebbles Inc. Share & Tell binders at CHA…LOVED IT ALL!! There are awesome journaling cards and creative cards that go along with it all…they’ve got everything you need all together!! I can’t wait for it to come out!

  • 19.
    Aia said…

    wow, great idea, looks fab! can’t wait to read up (we always get the new issues late up here in canada). as always, you are full of inspiring ideas!

  • 20.
    sue Kithcart said…

    what an awesome idea writing right on the page protector! Thanks so much! someone gave me a newer style book from Creative memories(even though I don’t use their products normally,they just connected scrapbooking and Creative Memories) with all the divided pages that I felt was useless for me but could not give back a gift and now I know what I can do with it! thanks again.

  • 21.
    Kim said…

    Super AWESOME idea and page! Can you share what the back of the layout looks like? Thanks!

  • 22.
    Kim Bolyard said…

    thanks for all the links…just finished reading the article last week and went and order me some from Crop in style…they should be here any day. Can’t wait to play around with this idea.

  • 23.
    Jeanette Brooks said…

    Rub ons right on the page protector!!! WOW, so cool!!!

  • 24.
    Shannon said…

    I’ve been working on an album for all my leftover photos. I used 9 pocket, sheet protectors, used for baseball cards.

  • 25.
    mandy ford said…

    LOVE this idea! :)

  • 26.
    traci said…

    so glad u posted this b/c i was starting my search for these. i just finished your life artist book and have been looking for different things to use in my books. i haven’t found these divided page protectors around here so guess i will follow your links!
    i did make my first mini book out of used cardboard boxes i found around my house!
    thanks for the inspiration!!

  • 27.
    denise said…

    i loved your Studio A column in ck this month. especially since i sell close to my heart and you featured one of our products in a spectacular way!!! i’ll be taking your article along to my shows and sharing a bit of your inspiration with my customers. and can i just say i LOVED the way you used the rub ons. good stuff.

  • 28.
    Janice said…

    Love, love, love these pages. Do you put anything on the reverse or just not worry about it.
    PS Really missed your not being at Scrapbowl this year. I so look forward to your classes.

  • 29.
    teresa said…

    hey girl…
    your always inspiring.
    love everything you do.

  • 30.
    Alison said…

    I love these multi-size page protectors, and was so glad to see some featured in your Studio A column. One question — do you know if the Scrapworks pages will work in post-bound albums? It appears that they are made for ring-binding systems. Thanks!

  • 31.
    Kari said…

    I absolutely love this layout. Wow!

  • 32.
    cwxwwwxdfvwwxwx said…

    well, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch ;)

  • 33.
    Water meters said…

    thank you, Ali. like it!

  • 34.
    Tammy Morales said…

    I love this idea and saw it in the March 2008 issue. I have it noted as one of the projects I would like to do with an old photo album my husband has of his childhood. It is falling apart, but I believe with a little time and creativity I can keep the same ‘flavor’ he had when he compiled it.
    Glad for the reminder – I have the dividers and broken album, it is time to play!

  • 35.
    Dorilys said…

    Does that link work? or do I have to lock in on CK-Magazine?

  • 36.
    morti said…

    I am a Singer and my free songs based on khayyam’s poems are in my personal web site(
    The Best of my songs is like a dream & like a pottery
    What is your idea about my Album?

  • 37.
    Melissa said…

    Dear Dear Ali. I also love using divided page protectors for scrapping. HOWEVER, my preferred scrapping size is 8.5×11. I have had trouble finding the divided pages other than baseball card sleeves. In your vast experience, do you know where to get something fun like you use, but for my 8.5×11 size? Thank you for doing what you do and inspiring us all!

  • 38.
    Julie said…

    Hi Ali,
    Your ideas are brilliant!
    Any plans to write a book on ideas using divided page protectors? I’d buy it!!!

  • 39.
    Julie Tann said…

    Julie here again.

    Any chance of anyone starting a forum about how to use divided page protectors like Ali does?

  • 40.
    Marie said…

    Hi Aly – great sources but any ideas as to where I can get 4 binder sheet protectors? They are proving difficult to find! Thanks :)

  • 41.
    Andy said…

    Dear Purchasing Manger,

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