This post is the final one on Scrapbooking 101 . We have talked about the why you should scrapbook, sorting photos, adhesives and paper, page layout design. Now we are ready to put layouts on display in Albums There are three types of 12"x12" albums:
Strap hinge - These have a plastic strap the runs through a wire attached to the page. Pros - two page layouts lies flat and next to each other. Cons-It has to be taken apart to add in new pages
Post bound - This type of album uses screws and posts that go thorough a memory protector. The page is then slipped into the protector from the top or side A protector with a gutter seam works best. Pros, It is fairly easy to move scrapbook pages by pulling them out of the protector. Two page layouts lay relatively flat and close together. Cons- Have to loosen the screws and remove protectors/pages to add new memory protectors.
D-ring or 3-ring - Just like our school notebooks, These use a page protector that has three holes that line up with the rings. The scrapbook pages are loaded from the top or side. Pros - can add pages in any where and easily. Pages lay flat. Con - A two page layout will be separated by the ring and may not look as nice. Narrow or no gutter seams are recommended for D-ring albums
Here are top and side load Memory protectors as well as some other options.
Now, before you slip those layouts into that memory protector don't forget to journal, in your own hand writing, what you thought, felt, saw, heard and experienced at that particular moment. This will mean so much to you, your family and future decedents when they go back though those albums years form now.
You are now prepared and knowledgeable in the art of photo preservation and memory keeping so with that, I will send you off with my favorite tag line. Think it, Make it, Share it. Happy Scrapbooking ~ Michelle
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A postbound album has three posts that go from the front of the album to the back. You simply open the back cover and, using a screwdriver, unscrew the back of the post--just like you would a standard screw--and add more pages. The posts are covered by a flap in the front and back album cover (near the spine), and on the spine of the scrapbook, a piece of fabric or paper covers the posts. A benefit to the postbound album is that you can buy "post extenders," which screw on to the existing post, making them longer, allowing you to add more pages. A drawback to this type of album is that if you want to add a page near the beginning, you have to remove almost all of the pages, insert your new page, and then thread all of the pages back over the posts. As with the D-ring album refills, make sure you buy the right size of refill page protectors, as the spaceig between the holes that fit on the three rings varies by album brand.
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