Albums are a FOUNDATIONAL product; something you should invest in and purchase with QUALITY in mind. It really is an important decision when you consider the amount of money you spend on fun stuff; the time and effort it takes you to create it. A quality album protects your work for many, many years. Remember .. you get what you pay for .. and quality does matter.
Many of you have asked me about our *new* Canvas Coated Albums and the differences. I thought I would share some important information here as the Buy One Get One @ 1/2 off is a great deal for February.
Q: What are the dimensions of the Post Bound Albums?
A: The Post bound albums are a finished album size 14” x 2 ½” x 12 ½”. They contain (3) posts that are 1 1/2″ tall and have a very easy half-
circle metal loop that is easy open/close construction. In addition, a *new* feature is the magnetic flap closure that adheres itself to the posts when you open or close the book (no more making sure the flap is turned ‘in’).
Q: What quality/construction is appealing about a Post Bound Album?
A: A Post Bound album is great for traditional scrapbookers that enjoy viewing their work using page protectors that lie flat in these books. The smooth flow of viewing is appealing because there are “no gaps” between the layout when two pages lie next to each other. Also, when it comes to high quality, you know our Page Protectors can’t be beat for the price.
Because I’m a classic scrapbooker, this kind of album appeals to me. I enjoy the continuation and flow of seeing my layouts lie side by side in a book, keeping the story flowing naturally without any ‘breaks.’
Q: What are the dimensions of the D Ring Albums?
A: The D Ring Albums have a finished size of 15″ x 2 1/2″ x 13″. They contain (3) 1 1/2″ D Ring construction. The purpose is to easily insert or remove pages and have a very free acces to change your layouts around. NOTE: The same Top or Side Loading page protectors we use in our Post Bound, also work in our D Ring.
Q: What quality/construction is appealing about a D Ring Albums?
A: The D Ring Albums appeal to all styles of scrapbookers, from classic to trendy to digital to Project Life users. You can fit a variety of page protectors in this album, especially those that have ‘pockets’ to hold Project Life Cards or photos in a variety of sizes. Each pocket has a seam around it … which can enlarge a page protector slightly. Using the D Ring gives you flexibility to use a variety of pages which may contain an 1/8th to a 1/4 inch difference in width/height. They do not ‘tent’ in a D Ring, making this style album ideal for faster scrapbooking with variety of styles.
I would personally enjoy using the Black D Ring Album as a Work In Progess binder to carry from crop to crop; store unfinished and finished artwork; or to work on a variety of projects at once. You can then decide what kind of album/theme you would want to place your finished layouts in while you continue to work on all your projects/themes/photos at any given time.
Q: How many 2 page layouts would an album hold?
A: Great question! Since both books are showcasing a 1 1/2″ depth for pages, you can count on 25 to 30 page protectors in each style above. That would hold 50 to 60 pages! However, what kind of scrapbooker are you? If you like to keep the ‘flat’ look going, I believe you would get more in an album. If you like to use a lot of our Flip Flaps, or you are the Queen of 3 D with chipboard, buttons and more … it would completely depend on you.
Hint: When you add too many pages to an album, it’s too cumbersome to view. You should really consider a Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, like I do.
Judging a book by its cover: During the summer, I was tasked to go to Michael’s, AC Moore and other stores to check out their albums and selection. Yes, they are cheaper. Yes, the come in more colors. Yes, there’s a lot to choose from. But did you ever read the fine print? They contain 10 page protectors (that will hold 20 pages) and are not meant to expand. What you see is what you get. The quality? No thank you, not for me personally… as I know I’ve spent quite a bit of time and effort creating our family legacy, not to mention the $$ for the products I used as well.
So, my personal opinion is for you to do your homework and make sure you buy the BEST for your needs. Whether you buy 1, 2, 3 or more albums per year, you should consider quality and value.
If you missed my previous blog post sharing the details and product links on this fabulous promotion: Buy One Get One @ 1/2 price and save over $17 … please CLICK HERE.
I hope this has helped you in understanding more about our Canvas Coated Post Bound and D Ring Albums and given you food for thought on making the right purchase for you.
Have a great week!