I’m diligently working on getting my Project Life albums (I have two for this year) up-to-date. I am noticing a common theme: Slide Page Protectors.
Have you ever wanted to share more of a story but didn’t want to take up too much room in your album? I’m a big fan of layering smaller page protectors between my 12×12 weekly pages. In fact, I’ll use the Design H pocket pages if I only have a few additional things to add, but let’s be honest…when I’m traveling, I take a TON of photos.
In order to fit those photos into my album without adding a TON of pocket pages, I use slide page protectors (specifically, these ones).
I use an iPhone app (Diptic) to create a square grid of 4 photos to get printed out (using PostalPix) so I can easily cut the 2 inch by 2 inch photos out and quickly slide them into the slide page protectors. It’s a quick and easy way to document your Week in the Life photos, too!
Now, sometimes I don’t need the full 40 pockets (I’m counting the front and the back) for a week, so I will trim down the page with my paper trimmer. Another option is to fill the extra pockets with other things like tickets, decorative paper, or other souvenirs.
One addition to the slide page protector that I’m super excited about is…sequins!
There must be something wrong, Kam isn’t a sequin type of person…
You’re totally right. I’m not. BUT I received a ton of sequins in a swap and couldn’t think of anything to do with them. Enter: San Diego Comic-Con. It’s a magical time of the year, and adding sequins to my page protectors just seemed right.
I added some stars and red and silver sequins to each pocket along the top of my slide page protectors. I sealed them with a gold and white striped washi tape. I probably should’ve sewed the pages shut with some red or blue thread, but I did what I could. While I’m able to add a few extra goodies to this week, I think having the sequins really helps make this insert extra special…and it’s easier to see through the page to the other side. Pretty neat, right?
How do you add stories to your Project Life album?
For more ideas on how to add more stories to your Project Life layouts, I’m going to recommend the Project Dig Deep ebook? I contributed to this ebook in 2012 and I still look back through it for ideas on ways to include my travels and adventures into my Project Life binders. Some of my favorite Project Lifers contributed to this ebook, too, and I’m still so inspired by their stories.