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« on: January 04, 2007 12:18:34 PM »

I have almost all of my pages done, but I can't figure out how to get them in the book!  Please help!

I'm working on my first scrapbook, and wanting to start off small, I bought a 6x6" book, filled with white cardstock pages.  I also bought a stack of 6x6 pattern paper, which I'm using as backgrounds for all of my pages.  I've been using mounting squares to do all the mats and photos and stuff, but my question is this - what's the best way to attach the background paper to the scrapbook page?  My first thought was to cover it with mounting squares, but there has to be an easier and more effective way to do it.  Double-stick tape?  Gluestick?  What works and what doesn't?

Thanks for any suggestions!
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007 07:39:27 PM »

I apologize if I am not following but is your background paper already 6x6?  If so you could slide the white pages out and use them for another project and use the background pages in your page protectors.  Otherwise I like Monoadhesive for attaching my pages.

A lot of times I'll buy albums and pull the white sheets out and use them for something else.

HTH!
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007 08:11:31 PM »

There are no page protectors - the album pages are 6x6 plain white cardstock.  My crafted pages are 6x6 printed paper.  I want to figure out the best way to get my crafted pages onto the cardstock pages in the album.

If it helps, this is the album I bought - fifth one down, "Photo and Scrapbook" http://www.canson-us.com/ScrapPhotoDesignSeries.asp
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007 08:57:44 PM »

I would use a monoadhesive(tape runner).  But I am not a fan of albums with no page protectors-I just like to be able to slide them in and be done(as well as protect my pages).  Otherwise I would have scrapped right on the white pages that came with the album and used the colored papers as accents.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007 05:17:14 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion.  I'm heading back to AC Moore tomorrow to pick up monoadhesive, and I'll see if anybody there has any other advice.  Thanks again!
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007 01:24:39 PM »

ditto on the tape runners.  glue will bubble up.  I'd also look and see if they sell page protectors you can put over the pages, and if they offer those, you dont even need to use adhesive, just put the pages in the page protectors.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007 02:38:54 PM »

I thought about it, went to Michael's today, and bought an expandable album with page protectors.  It makes more sense - I had less crafted pages than the spiral-bound book, and I knew it would look funny to have a scrapbook with empty pages.  With the expandable album, I can put in as many pages as I have, and add on without being confined to the 40-page limit in the spiral-bound book.  The spiral-bound one is getting returned.

I don't know why I didn't just get an expandable album with page protectors in the first place  Huh 

Thanks again!  Once it's all put together, I'll post some of the finished pages Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007 03:41:19 PM »

I thought about it, went to Michael's today, and bought an expandable album with page protectors.  It makes more sense - I had less crafted pages than the spiral-bound book, and I knew it would look funny to have a scrapbook with empty pages.  With the expandable album, I can put in as many pages as I have, and add on without being confined to the 40-page limit in the spiral-bound book.  The spiral-bound one is getting returned.

I don't know why I didn't just get an expandable album with page protectors in the first place  Huh 

Thanks again!  Once it's all put together, I'll post some of the finished pages Smiley

I think the spiral bound books are nice for doing combined scrapbook/guestbook, or if you're putting one photo on a page and then journaling about it, but I love my expandable albums.  Supposidly you can only fit 45 pages (90 on both sides) into one book, but I've gotten as many as 60 into one before.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007 10:48:03 PM »

Yes i agree iwt hthe tape runner it is so my best friend lol.
The spiral bound books are best for altering and such I like to have page protectors just to keept dust and fingerprints off and if something falls off it usually doesn't fall out if you have a page protector.
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2007 06:16:12 AM »

I can even think about sitting down to scrapbook without Duck adhesive runners...you can pick them up at Wal Mart in the office supply dept, they come in a pack of 4 for about $8.
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2007 07:32:08 AM »

Sometimes you really do want to use an album without page protectors, like mini-albums for gifts or special occassions (I'm thinking of the ones from Making Memories or Die Cuts with a View).   For those, I've tried adhering the pages with a spray adhesive, and it worked amazingly well.  That stuff sticks like crazy, and it's so fast to use.  On the other hand, it's messy, and stinks for a while (like a day or so).  So, don't use it ON the day you expect to give the gift, or it will still smell like glue.   Why, yes, I do speak from experience!  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2007 07:36:00 PM »

We used some of that spray adhesive on a 3-D windmill model
I made in seventh grade, and several years later when we packed it up for storage, it still smelled like the glue!
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2007 06:18:41 AM »

I have to say, I never thought about using spray glue.  I was thinking I'd have to tape the entire back of the scrapped page and then stick it to the book page.  I've used spray glue for other projects, and I love it!  I ended up buying an album with page protectors, but I'll keep the spray glue thing in mind.
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