I have found that Close To My Heart helps me with all 3 of my issues. They have great designs which you get with all Workshop Your Way. They have great designs in their How-to books. In the books you can look in the front and see different layouts and the number of photos used. They also have Pocket Plus pages that are 1/2 pages that can fit in between pages. They also have Memory Protector 12 x 12 pages which can be more than just for putting photos in.
CTMH has started a series with Stacy Julian. The latest book is StoryTeller and there is a Memory Protector Combo Pack that puts various sizes together for a 12 x 12 album. The following is a rough cutting guide for the combo packet and 1/2 a paper packet plus neutral paper.
Our family gets together of the July 4th weekend. I am making Christmas present of some of their childhood photos, their vacation photos and this July 4th weekend. As I am making 4 books, I decided to look through my stash of papers - left over from projects. I didn’t have the papers to cut as I had designed but I used the sizes to put this sample together.
One of the things I love is the 6x12 flip flap. The page is shown Left side first and then Right side.
Below is the flip flap - Left is the inside so that the right side of the Right page is the same paper and the flip flap outside looks just the the left side of the Left page when it is closed.
This is the sample of the other 12x12 page. Here the Flip flap is identical to the page.
Below is one of the Pocket Plus pages - 3 - 4x6 size. The bottom show the journaling 4x6 size from the other page. I am going to do a blog post later about possible journaling options.
I share these from the vertical Design 3 Pocket Plus. My intent is to use the Thin Cut Tags to cut Photos and put them on the sections.
This is the 6x6 size protector.
This was an “Opps”. I cut for a 6x8 protector but what I needed to to was for an 8 1/2 x 11. Since I had adhered to both sizes, I cut from neutral paper the edge to make it fit the protector. My plan is to put photos in the slide spaces.