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« on: June 01, 2007 01:51:00 PM »

I'm working on a scrapbook from our recent adventure in Alaska, and I am having the hardest time figuring out how to make scrapbook pages that have 3-d elements.  The only filler pages for books I can find at Michaels are those plastic top-loading type.  I've seen books with popups and rocks and things, so I know there's a way to do it, but I feel like I'm missing something vital!
Can I buy 12X12 scrapbook pages made out of a plain cardstock or buy just the binding?  I have a lot of neat elements I'd like to include in my book, but I'm kinda stuck on this step.
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007 11:25:53 PM »

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Make your own album using eyelets and chipboard cut to the size pages you want. Slip ribbon or twine or metal rings through the punched wholes secured with eyelets. Then you can have 3-D elements without the plastic.

Also there are spiral bound scrapbooks (Walmart used to sell them, I think maybe that Hobby Lobby still has them... I know definately that the company 7Gypsies still makes them) that are just natural colored papers. You can cover them, decorate them, whatever. No plastic on those either.

And, according to the people at scrapbook.com you can cut "windows" in your plastic filler pages using a craft knife. I have not tried this, but those ladies assure me that it can be done and they do do it!

For my 3-D stuff, I just leave the pages in the plastic sheet protecter. To make sure my pages are okay though, I don't fill my album up completely. Too many 3-D embellishments can hurt the plastic/photos. Also, I store those albums upright on a bookshelf so that they don't put any extra weight against the other pages.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2007 09:50:34 PM »

Ooh, thanks!  I'll definitely look for those spiral bound books at WalMart next time I'm there.
I went to my local scrapbooking store yesterday and they showed me strap-hinge books.  It's only that one manufacturer that makes them, but for what I needed, this system seems to work. 
If I do any future books, though, I think I'll go with the spiral bound ones from WalMart.  The strap-hinge seems fairly expensive, but I do like that the book is expandable as I need to add more.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007 02:15:17 PM »

I just bought a bunch of scrapbooks/photo albums at borders.  they were all plain blank pages--no plastic.  I bought a 12x12 and 3- 6x6 albums all at 75% off!!!  great deal!

They also had some nice ones not on sale all with plain papaer pages...I think they are made by paperchase.

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007 06:11:00 PM »

Sweet sweet clearance, I'll hit up my Borders this week!
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007 06:26:51 PM »

Garnet Bear, you probably want a scrapbook page with a hinge on the edge that looks like this:

http://www.creativememories.com/Click-To-Enlarge?page=MainMenu/Our-products-and-services/Albums/Scrapbook-Pages/Scrapbook-Pages-12-x-12/12-x-12-White-Scrapbook-Pages

It looks like a little staple that is put into an album with straps, not hinges.

From the link above, you can see that creative memories sells them, but the only problem with that, is they are fairly expensive and you have to order or buy them from a consultant (like Avon or Tupperware consultants). 
http://www.creativememories.com/MainMenu/Our-products-and-services/Albums

Personally, I love creative memories, and they are the only scrapbooks I buy and use.  Their products last a lifetime and I completely trust them to be photo safe. 

I have also seen these staple/strap scrapbooks at Archivers, and you can see if there is one near you on their Locations page:
http://archiversonline.com/locations/index.asp

I also think Aaron Brothers sells these type of books too!  You'd have to check their store, since they don't list their products online.
http://aaronbrothers.com/albums.php
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007 08:23:36 PM »

rainylakechick - The books you're referencing are called "strap hinge" books.  I went to my local scrapbook store and that's the product they pointed out for me.  I have started my Alaska book using the strap hinge, and so far I like it.  Thanks for the links though, I'll use them if I have to get new pages.  The prices on those sites look better than what I paid at my store.

I've been slacking on my book for the last few days though.  Got a new serger and a buncha fabric in the last week, and one of my pet rats has decided to spend each evening exploring my craft room.  It's been an adventure trying to round her up, so cropping has taken a back seat to that. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2007 09:44:00 PM »

there's another company that makes the CM style of pages - I think It's memory makers? Although, the pages I bought  from that company for my CM book were of poor quality compared to the actual CM pages.  Cheaper though. MUCH cheaper than CM pages.  I think those are the best pages for not putting page protectors on.  I don't usually have things sticking up too far, so I just put page protectors on anyway.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007 08:57:35 AM »

do not open the link on the previous post until the moderators check it out -- to me it looks like the forums are being spammed -- if i am wrong i am sorry.


the links in my sig file?  Or the post above mine with the CM links?

I can verify the Creative Memories links are to just images of the photos, as I use CM stuff all the time, and spend a lot of time on their site looking for items before I contact my consultant. If those were links to a specific consultant to purchase, you would have seen the consultants name or ID in the URL or on the page itself.

From the other links posted, it looks like the poster was simply suggesting locations for purchasing the type of page/book the OP wanted, and won't be making any money out of it.

IF you're referring to my sig file with the 4 URLs, I can assure you that they are ALL my own personal sites, and fall under Craftsters guidelines for being allowed to post a link to your business in your sig file only.

 
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2007 02:55:27 PM »

you could buy a 3-ring scrapbook and hole punch your pages.
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