There's been some questions about the page protectors in my album so I thought you might be interested to see how I'm doing it. Basically, I'm cutting down the 12" x 12" sized standard Becky Higgins Project Life page protectors to fit into my album which is a Kolo Catalina. The album is 8" x 9" and the full size pages I make from the PL protectors are 7" x 8.25". You can see from the diagram below that I get one or two pieces from each page and I salvage what I can to save for a friend or stitch on later. I'm not really worried about throwing away the scraps because I feel like I'm actually getting more out of each page than the people who use the whole thing.
I'm also using 6" x 8.5" page protectors from Studio Calico that were from Ali's December Daily kit as well as slide pages for my instagrams that I cut down to 7.25" x 9". There's some variation in size but overall I'm stoked that I was able to make it all work at a smaller size.
There are several companies that make smaller page protectors now, intended for albums closer to the size I use.
- Simple Stories has a variety of different page protectors, all about 7" x 8.5". I'm now using their protectors for most of my pages now, because I'm lazy and because they're a bit thicker than the BH versions.
- Studio Calico is also making smaller page protectors as well, and what look to be very cool binders, although I haven't seen them in real life yet.
- Becky Higgins has also come out with a few new page protectors in her last release that work well for this size. The 5" x 7" vertical inserts are great as well as Designs I and J which feature 4" x 4" pockets, just trim off the 3rd row and you're set.