You may recall that I started a 3-ring binder project – one using only page protectors/photo sheets -- last December. Unfortunately, I got sidetracked and didn’t finish it. It’s still in its organization bag ready to go, but life got in the way big time.
Well, I got another box of photos in the mail from a recent trip to Barcelona (sidebar: Go there!) and knew I’d never make it through all those pictures doing traditional 12x12 pages. Besides, I really wanted to use ALL of my photos. I thought back to the 3-ring binder system and decided I would use this to document the entire trip. I was headed to a weekend scrapbook retreat, so I was ready for the challenge!
Did it work? Yes! It was everything I wanted and more. I loved the flexibility of just sliding photos into the sleeves without too much effort and then, when I felt like I wanted to do a traditional page, I could do that, too! I see why everyone is getting into this.
These are a few of those pages. The first one just shows how easily you can do a full-page layout and slip it right in.
The next set of photos shows how I placed photos in the page protectors and embellished the strip on the end on the page.
And, finally, there are infinite ways to embellish directly on the photo. Here, I just used a velum sticker. I’ve ordered some travel-related stamps and can’t wait to use those directly on the photos.
This technique is simple, but so very effective! If you have a specific event or occasion, I think this would be ideal for that. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Also, share any good tips you have for using such a system. I’m hooked!