I saw a few posts about people making their own thickers album, either by sewing a seam down the middle of a 12x12 page protector by machine or hand. Both of those ideas seemed a bit too intense for me, so I took a peek through my stash and found my overflowing collection of brads.
I measured two spots, both at the six inch vertical middle, three inches from the top and three from the bottom. I pierced each spot. Then i inserted my brads, separated them, and put in the thickers. I'm in love already. I can tell the time I've spent making the album will be made up when working on pages as I won't have to fight with the plastic to put them back into the cellophane.
Here is a video showing the process: