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karenchalmers
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2009 09:24:43 AM »

I love scrapbooking too and tend to do it often so my albums get full very quick ! I have taken tips for the tv and from other people I know and have now managed to make myself 3 homemade albums aswell. They're all different and they also hold memories as well as the pages in them! I will be glad to help you any way i can. :-)

Karen
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dewshinesdopp
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011 06:58:53 AM »

i make most of my mini albums from scratch

i bought a set of spines for like 6 dollars (and i got ALOT of spines for it) and i use the chipboard from different items as covers

it involves alot of math, but i think its worth it in the end.

if you would like i can do a tutorial for you and post it here Smiley

i would do all the math parts, but it would be a good way to learn all the steps so you could do it for yourself

ANOTHER way to bind is using ribbon, my best friend uses that method the most


Oh, PLEASE do the tutorial!  Please please pretty please?? with sugar and a cherry?
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A2JC4life
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011 11:28:52 AM »

I use a three ring binder and sheet protectors for my regular albums. works great for 8.5x11 paper. I can deco the folder all I want. Makes it easy for the everyday chronological type of scrapping. And way more economical than a scrapbook bought as a scrapbook. 



This is what I do, too.  And if you use those clear pocket binders, you can actually just scrapbook a cover and spine.  I'll have to take some pictures of my daughters' baby books that I did that way, and post them here.
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dewshinesdopp
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2011 05:43:38 AM »

i make most of my mini albums from scratch

i bought a set of spines for like 6 dollars (and i got ALOT of spines for it) and i use the chipboard from different items as covers

it involves alot of math, but i think its worth it in the end.

if you would like i can do a tutorial for you and post it here Smiley

i would do all the math parts, but it would be a good way to learn all the steps so you could do it for yourself

ANOTHER way to bind is using ribbon, my best friend uses that method the most


PLEASE PLEASE Pretty please with a bunch of paper and embellishments on top??? I would love a tutorial! 
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World.Of.Hoard-Craft
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012 10:41:05 PM »

Heres a couple of links...
http://scrapbooking.about.com/library/weekly/blpaperbagscrapbooks.htm
This is a basic Paper Bag Album tutorial. They use eyelets as the general binding, but you could also use Binder Rings, which come in a lot of colors and you can buy at office supply stores.

http://www.making-mini-scrapbooks.com/paperbagalbums.html
This site has information on making Mini Paper Bag Albums. A nice way to make a gift for someone in an afternoon.

http://www.scrapbooksetc.com/crafts/albums/
So so so many ideas on albums!

ALSO....
Never overlook the junk you can accumulate... I mean, the crafty treasures you can accumulate LOL. You can alter playing cards, coin envelopes, manilla envelops, index cards, and manilla tags. You can turn those paper CD holders, cardboard coasters, or felt into pages of an album.
The FOUR tools I reccommend to make your own albums are- a metal ruler, an X Acto knife, Sharp scissors and a really good hole punch. I use a Crop A Dial eyelet setter to punch holes in everything- best $10 I ever spent (usually about $20).

NOW...
How are you displaying or presenting this? You can alter and decopage metal lunchboxes, recipe boxes, Altoid mint tins, or clean Pizza boxes. You can display these on plate holders, on table tops, or in a pretty basket.

REMEMBER...
In theory, scrapbooks should last for many generations. Using ACID FREE and LIGNEN FREE papers and materials assures your papers will not discolor or break down. If you make a paper bag album, the paper bags are not 'archival', there is a spray available(which is Not Cheap LOL) that can make nearly any paper safe for scrapbooking.
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richardm
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2012 08:17:02 AM »

... get into scrapbooking, but falling down at the first hurdle - I have no idea what my actual scrapbook would be!

Well, you can try having a day at the beach, be sure you have a photo taken there.  Then gather 3 beach things, then also buy 3 cute things from scrapbook supplies and combine them! That can start your scrapbook alright.  Wink
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