Using 6x12 Divided Page Protectors In Scrapbooking

Last week I shared a few Today You 4x6 photos with digital journaling and wanted to show how I am incorporating these into my albums.

Sometimes when I use my computer to journal on my photos in Photoshop I will then use the photo on a layout with embellishments, etc. Other times it's just nice to journal, print, slip-in, and be done.


It's no secret that I am a fan of divided page protectors in my 12x12 albums. These new 6x12 page protectors from American Crafts are great for adding photos or journal cards or embellished 4x6 cards or ephemera directly into 3-ring albums.

I also think this is one of the things I like about digital scrapbook products - they can easily and simply be added to a photo, printed, and placed inside a page protector such as this one above (or in a 12x12 divided page protector). The story gets told.

You can also achieve this same look without using digital products. After printing photos grab some journal blocks (made by lots of different companies such as these from October Afternoon or you can always just use a piece of cardstock from your scrap box), write your story, adhere it to your photo, and slip into the pockets.

This is scrapbooking.

On the backside of these photos I am planning to use the same Toady You theme with three photos + journaling for a day in Simon's life.

You can read more about my overall album organization process here.

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The Third Annual Slice of Life Challenge at Two Writing Teachers begins this week. You can read more about the challenge here.

42 thoughts shared

  1. Ali Edwards

    2010-03-03 00:07:45 +1300

    Both. Most of the time I use Photoshop CS4 but when I do tutorials I use Elements. Elements will definitely allow you to add text to your photos (and so much more).

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  2. Fun Mama - Deanna

    2010-03-03 00:24:48 +1300

    I love this idea. I've been going crazy with your idea for memorabilia in the 12x12 divided protectors. I think I use at least 3 of those protectors for memorabilia in just my own album in my Library. Thanks for the idea!

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  3. elisa

    2010-03-03 01:15:18 +1300

    oh my! i just rec'd the 6x12 from scrapbook.com yesterday and i love them! but they are whole. didn't know twopeas had that size with spots for 3 photos. must have!!!!

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  4. Donna

    2010-03-03 02:33:15 +1300

    What a great idea...I love the layered affect that this lends to the album...the different sizes, etc...Gonna try it!

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  5. Deb J

    2010-03-03 02:47:21 +1300

    Ali,the first time I saw something where you used a divided page protector like this I was excited. I have been using them a lot since then and it is great. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas you share with us. It really improves my scrapbooking.

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  6. Brooke

    2010-03-03 03:12:47 +1300

    Your use of divided page protectors (specifically baseball card protectors) in your 2009 December daily revolutionised my limited scrapbooking mind! I'm primarily a card maker so the big 12x12 size is pretty daunting for me. I found that splitting my page up into smaller more manageable sizes works better for me.

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  7. Bev Mascara

    2010-03-03 04:17:11 +1300

    Thanks Ali....really appreciate the blog and info......you are a really outstanding resource for us. Thanks again.

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  8. Carrie

    2010-03-03 08:15:35 +1300

    Cool. I like that a lot.

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  9. Debra

    2010-03-03 09:21:20 +1300

    Ali....I found your blog on typepad and look forward to visiting again.
    Smiles,
    Debra
    www.endoftheday.typepad.com
    www.endofthedaycrafting.etsy.com

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  10. Ashley

    2010-03-03 12:48:20 +1300

    Kokuyo Dot Liner
    http://www.jetpens.com/index.php/cPath/156_890

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  11. sue

    2010-03-03 17:43:46 +1300

    Cute photos and I'm sure the journaling is just as good. I like the look of these 6 x 12 page protectors. They look sturdy. I did our vacation album, last summer on 6 x 12 divided pages but they are flimsy and many have ripped. These look much better so I will place an order ASAP. Thanks.

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  12. Sandy (Your Life, Organized)

    2010-03-03 20:47:40 +1300

    I love the idea of adding extra photos without a lot of work! I love the size of these too! So excited !! Thank you!

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  13. Bonnie

    2010-03-04 00:38:37 +1300

    Your post came at the right time. I too like to do a yearly album, but life sort of got in the way and suffice it to say I'm several years behind. I've always done traditional scrapbooking until recently. I purchased Photoshop Elements last summer and hoped this would spur me on to get my photos under control but still find myself behind. I love your idea of the divided pages. I'm placing an order tonight and can't wait to get started. This is just the motivational shove I need.

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  14. Erika Melnychuk

    2010-03-04 02:27:23 +1300

    GET WELL SOON EVERYONE! You're in my prayers to get better asap :)

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  15. [email protected]

    2010-03-04 02:30:35 +1300

    oh my gosh, i just saw that you're featured on Ohdeedoh's blog!! How amazingly exciting!!! Two of my favorite blogs, combined, what could be better? Congratulations, everything looks wonderful and beautiful and fresh! And I hope you feel better soon, kiddos too...

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  16. Leora

    2010-03-04 03:02:23 +1300

    Thanks Ali! Thanks so much for sharing this. I read today's post and I hope that all of you are on the mend and feeling better. I am sending vibes...Leora

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  17. Mary C. Anderson

    2010-03-04 13:12:53 +1300

    Hoping that you and the children will be all better today.
    Mary

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  18. KJB

    2010-03-04 20:37:54 +1300

    I have bought 2 AC 3 rings with a variety of page protectors since taking your Y&T class and just LOVE them. I do wish the same variety was available in postbound as I really like the way a double page spread looks in a postbound album... Maybe some day..Love these simple pockets you have done. More terrific ideas from the Ali deep well. TFS

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  19. Melissa Rhodes

    2010-03-05 01:56:51 +1300

    Hope you all get to feeling better. We are finally over our sickness! Thanks Ali for the book recommends from a while ago. I read StoryCatcher and am on to others now! Thanks!

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  20. Loni

    2010-03-05 06:09:12 +1300

    Hi Ali, I hope you are all feeling better. Do you have a tutorial on how to add the additional journaling box under the "Today you"? Thanks.

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  21. Kim jones

    2010-03-05 10:25:05 +1300

    Hope you, Simon and Anna will all be on the mend soon. Its tough when all are feeling yucky. Thaml you for all you do in sharing your ideas, thoughts and glimpses into your life. God Bless
    Kim

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  22. Jenniferlala

    2010-03-06 00:10:27 +1300

    Ali, I have been lucky enough to have been in your Yesterday/Today class, and I love your work. You seem to read a lot of books, and I was wondering if you've thought about adding a 'recommended read' type of section to your blog. I for one would be very interested in checking out any authors and books you have read and feel would be worthwhile to others. And I look forward to experiencing "a week in the life". Thank you, Jennifer

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  23. Ashleigh Bronner

    2010-03-08 12:23:19 +1300

    Those 6x12 divided page dividers will definitely come in handy.
    Also, I tried to go to the links about your album organization process but something peculiar happens when I click on each link in that section. It takes me to the page and then 2 seconds later, I'm redirected to a 404 Page Not Found. Just thought I'd let you know :)

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  24. mlledidi

    2010-03-09 01:51:32 +1300

    Very sympathetic these small pockets, I do not know where you find them but I acknowledge that can be useful!!! In returned more is superb!
    So long on my blog can be, north winds, mlledidi.

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  25. diana

    2011-09-22 11:44:48 +1200

    Such cute ideas!

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