Divided Page Protectors = Easy Layouts

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ETA – Quick note – I’ve been informed that my site is being moved to a new platform on 4/20/2010. There shouldn’t be any issues as they are testing everything right now, but if my site goes down tomorrow at all, my apologies. I will be checking in and working through any issues as quickly as possible. Thanks!

I’m happy to report that life is getting back to normal after my garage sale. The weather was cold and rainy, turnout was less than expected, but I did sell all the big stuff I do not want to move back to Florida. That made me very happy. And just in time, a not-so-local scrapbook store (about 45 minutes away) is having a yard sale in a few weeks, where I can take all the scrapbooking items that did not sell.

Which leads me to announce that I am having a give-away next week! As I sorted through my stash,  I made a lovely stack for one lucky blog reader. Stay tuned for more details on that next Monday.

Today I wanted to share a quick layout I created last week — in the middle of garage sale madness — when I had next to no time to scrapbook. I’m a huge fan of We R Memory Keepers divided page protectors. I love that they come in all kinds of different sizes — there is so much you can do with them. My layout uses the 12×12 four 6×6 pocket page protector.

Supplies: Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny Flower Child Cutouts, Stripes and Free Bird. Cardstock: Bazzill Tahitian Princess Swiss Dot and Bank Roll. Embellishments: Bo Bunny Flower Child iCandy Chipboard flower, Prima Bright Asst E-Line flowers, American Crafts jewel brad, Doodlebug Tutti Frutti brad asst, varous ribbon, Jenni Bowlin red Vintage Buttons, crochet thread, DMC Memory Thread. Tools: Ranger distress ink (for tags) Scattered Straw, Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo. EK Success Postage Stamp edger punch.

The inspiration for this layout came from Bo Bunny’s Back to Back papers (example below includes Ad Lib Cut Outs and Vicki B Cut Outs).

For the past several CHA releases, Bo Bunny has included one sheet of Back to Back paper in every line. One side has tags and journaling blocks you can cut out and the other side has four 6×6 canvases. I chose to use the “B” side and built my page using the 6×6 canvases. Pairing this paper with the divided page protector makes it so easy!

I simply created one 6×6 canvas whenever I had 20 minutes to spare. These are photos from my trip to visit my brother’s family last summer. I didn’t leave room for journaling, but I did slip a #5 Inkssentials Manila tag into each pocket behind the layout/photo. Because the openings face front, the tags can be removed to read the journaling and replaced easily.

I’ll probably select a few more favorite photos from the trip and print them in a 6×6 size to slip on the back side. But that’s a worry for another day. I’m just happy with how this turned out and that I got these memories documented. Layouts like this help me stay productive and crafting every day, even though I’m short on time.

Do you have any strategies that help you stay productive when you have little to no crafting time?

30 Comments

  1. These turned out wonderful and in 20 mins – wow, Tammy! You rocked it – LOL! Love BoBunny. I will have to try this time saver next time! Thanks 🙂

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    • Ah, thanks! It took about 20 minutes for each 6×6 plus the journaling over several days. All in all just under an hour and a half. Not bad at all….I can be a slow scrapper! 🙂

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  2. Great idea! Your 6×6 pages are so pretty and colorful!

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    • Thank you! 🙂

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  3. love the 6 x 6 canvases – I’ve been making smaller digi layouts recently

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    • It’s fun to mix it up a bit, isn’t it?

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  4. Your little 6 x 6s are so colorful. Nice work!

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    • Thanks! I love summery layouts for just that reason. 🙂

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  5. Great ideas. I like that you were able to make them in 20 minutes each!!!

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    • Thanks! With such a small space, they almost make themselves! Really easy.

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  6. Love those 6 x 6 LOs! Great idea to slip in the manilla tag. Just popping in from Shimelle’s class.

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    • Thanks for stopping by Linda! 🙂

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  7. great way to used the pocket pages! i so love the bobunny papers! for national scrapbook day I made a 1 page kit for my lss using the AD LIB line. that paper is just way too fun!

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    • Oh, I hope you are going to share them! I’d love to see what you cooked up. 🙂

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  8. Those layouts are absolutely gorgeous! I don’t think that I could ever make a layout that fast. And I love those hidden/half-hidden tags! I just made a birthday card to my DH with a tag in a pocket. 🙂

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    • It’s really easy! When you only have 6×6 inches to work with, there’s only so much you can do. The background is already done so it’s just adding a strip here, some ribbon there, maybe a flower and you are done! 🙂

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  9. I enjoy using the divided page protectors, too, but I don’t have any of these – must add that to my Wish List! :>)

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    • I’m pretty sure they are a new addition. I always look for new ones when I place an online order and WRMK does not disappoint! 🙂

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  10. I’m taking Shimelle’s class too and enjoying checking out other blogs! What a great way to whip together a book and great use for those n6X6 Bo Bunny “pages”! Love it!

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    • Thanks! I wanted to find a way to use the “B” side of the papers without doing a mini album and when I found the page protectors the lightbulb went off! Love when that happens. 🙂

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  11. Love the divided pocket pages! They really helped me get caught up a few weeks ago when I was in a pinch. Glad your big stuff sold at the sale and you’ll be able to unload your scrapbooking items!

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    • Yes! It was such a relief. And there is something to be said for simplifying too. 🙂

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  12. What a great idea! I love scrapping 6×6!

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    • Thanks! I think they are fun too.

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  13. Ohh this is so fun.
    I started to play around with 6×6 layouts, but love that I can do this and then put them in a 12×12 album.
    Thank you for sharing this gem 🙂

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    • Yeah! I’m so glad you liked it. It’s like doing mini album pages but with the ease of slipping them into a page protector and putting it in your album! I think you will love them. 😀

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  14. I’m a big fan of the divided page protector! Thought I had all the options sold my WRMK, but this 6×6 is new to me. I must add it to my collection!

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    • WRMK keeps surprising me – they’ve added more and more sizes. I think they just came out with a 5×7 size too. So much fun! 🙂

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  15. Oh I’m a big fan of divided page protectors too, especially for photo heavy vacation albums. Your post is a great reminder that I need to use up a bunch of my We R Memory Keepers 6×6 papers – your pages look great!!

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  16. Oooh these 6 x 6 divided pp are new to me Tammy, thanks for highlighting them. And your pages turned out super cute too!

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