I had started a small 5 x 5 album a year ago to collect all the photos of my friend's kids. It was a handy place to keep track of their birthdays too. But an obvious problem soon arose - what happens when I make a page for two siblings and then, gasp, my friend adds another baby into the mix!? Or how can I manage the fact the pages for this album are too small to accommodate the many photos I'll collect of these kids over the years? So in the span of one hour I overhauled the little album and turned it into a memory keeper that will allow for many new photos to be added and keep up with my friend's expanding families.
1. Using blank bookmarks that I had laying around and soft CD inserts (the kind that are hole-punched to add into travel cases). I stapled a bookmark to the CD case positioning the bookmark to stick out from the pocket and act as a pull. I added a different color ribbon to each bookmark. (This gave me an excuse to use a my long-armed stapler with decorative staples. I bought this a while ago and have never had much use for it. Let's just say that it is one tool that is not a "must-have.")
2. I tucked photos of each child into the pockets.
3. Then I added the pocket behind the page for each child.