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I am finding fewer and fewer post-bound albums for sale. I don’t know if I will like the D-ring ones for my traditional paper scrapbooking. Any feedback? TIA
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I switched all my postbounds over to ring ones. Even when I added post extenders, I couldn’t fit that much into post bound.
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I hate that the D-Ring albums are a good 2 inches longer than postbound. They don't fit on my shelves!
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lissahope26 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:55 pm
I switched all my postbounds over to ring ones. Even when I added post extenders, I couldn’t fit that much into post bound.

We have never figured out how the post extenders work! I try to buy all D-ring ones now. Eventually I'd like to switch most of my albums from post bound to D-Ring. Some are okay in the smaller capacity - travel or special themes. I've also started some 8x11 albums (recipes, the pandemic, pictures with Santa, probably start the 9/11 one in that size soon too). I like the D-Ring ones because I can move the pages around easier, since I don't scrap in chronological order, but try to keep chronological albums. 
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Wed May 12, 2021 6:59 am
I hate that the D-Ring albums are a good 2 inches longer than postbound. They don't fit on my shelves!

Yep. I have a regular bookcase that holds my albums and the D-rings do hang over the edge.  But we are in the process ("quarantine" project that has taken on a life of its own LOL!) of decluttering, painting, and redecorating the apartment. (I can see why empty nesters start redecorating. Even though we have only 1/2 an empty nest lol). I am planning to get a big Kallax shelf system from Ikea for the dining room, specifically to hold the D-ring albums. Kallax is my go-to now LOL. Then I'll take that regular size bookcase for my office area. That's the plan anyway...
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I switched almost everything from post bound to D-ring and never looked back. Post bounds were always shifting and breaking I have a Kallax unit from Ikea in my scrap room and they fit perfectly  😊  It also makes it much easier to add more and switch pages around. 
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I would like to add that not all D ring albums are created equal.  I've purchased big box store brands, only to have them come unglued.  My favorite is We R Memory Keepers.  I hope they continue to make their albums because they hold up over time.  I've also purchased lots of Project Life ones when they went on sale but I don't think they are made anymore. 
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Another vote for We R Memories albums. They truly do hold up over time and you can gets tons of layouts in them.
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I also prefer D-ring. I used to overstuff post bound and they would come apart. Also, it was so hard to switch the order of the layouts which I frequently do. I agree they are bigger, I have some shelves in closets where they fit, and I think I'm going to get some more built in the new house before we completely move in. 
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I have always used Creative Memories for all my albums, they are postbound - but more expensive.  And for the 30 years I have been scrapping, they are still coming out with new colors, themes, etc.  All 12x12, which I use.  On special ocassions they come out with 8x8's which make great gifts and for Dec Dailies.
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I used to use Creative Memories.  Now I use the Recollections (Michaels) postbound that hold 50% more pages in black.  I cannot find the exact name right now.  They are reasonably priced when there is a sale and I purchased extended posts from Amazon so there are not little extensions which makes the book hold and I overstuff mine.  I also put cardboard fillers in the back to even out my lump and bump pages.   I don't have issues swapping out pages as I scrap chronologically and only put them in the album once I review the timeline.  
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I'm team D-ring all day long, but I am frustrated because I feel like I find postbound albums everywhere and never see D-rings in the wild.

I agree that they are larger and harder to fit on shelves, but I think storing them by laying them flat are better on the page protectors anyway. They can fit SOOO many more layouts and are so much easier to rearrange if you scrap out of order.

I do not think you'll regret switching to D ring! I'm in the process of switching all my older post bounds right now.
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I have used the We R Memory keeper albums for years. They stand up through the years, even with the grandkids looking through them.
I did check out 3 ring albums at Hobby Lobby and they seemed bigger than the We R Memory Keeper ones and inferior quality, so I returned it.
I like the binder type because it is really easy to move layouts around if you don’t scrap in chronological order.
I also have a Ikea Kallax unit which houses them perfectly. Need to get another one now.
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since i scrap 8.5x11 i am able to buy 3 inch ring binders easily to put layouts in.....i dont even mess with the d ring part....
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CarrieG wrote:
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since i scrap 8.5x11 i am able to buy 3 inch ring binders easily to put layouts in.....i dont even mess with the d ring part....

Same here!  They are so easy to store!
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Laura wrote:
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CarrieG wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 10:31 am
since i scrap 8.5x11 i am able to buy 3 inch ring binders easily to put layouts in.....i dont even mess with the d ring part....

Same here!  They are so easy to store! 

i pick em up at the thriftstore for 50 cents a lot also!
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I switched to D rings too some time ago - easier for when I am scrapping out of order. I scrap 12x12. WRMK albums are of good quality but I do buy the Hobby Lobby ones when I can't get the WRMKs. I use post bound mostly for the gift albums for DS, grandkids and great-grands. I always have to add post extensions to them and mutter every time I do it. Have to have hubby help me. I have gotten them at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. 
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I hate postbound, so the ones I have I switched to the snapload system.  I do use lots of D rings, also, too tho
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I wonder why they make the 12 X 12 D-ring binders so long.  Thank you everyone for your input advice and experiences!  I might have a perfect place for an IKEA bookshelf...    
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sdwhru wrote:
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I hate postbound, so the ones I have I switched to the snapload system.  I do use lots of D rings, also, too tho
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