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|Posted: 10/14/2013 5:27:34 PM|I bought an assortment pkg. of page protectors and liked the one that had 3 horizontal spaces and 2 vertical...perfect for many layouts except this has a long vertical space on the side. However, it is
12 1/2" long so cutting a strip from a large sheet doesn't work!
If you have used this page, how did you handle the long strip? I ended up cutting and splicing 2 strips on one side, but don't think it looks very good. Will try and cover it up with something else. Now I see on the website that they have the same configuration but the 12 1/2" strip is divided into 3, much better to just slip some patterned paper or cardstock into each area. I'm also afraid this long strip is going to keep falling out!
|Posted: 10/14/2013 5:37:07 PM|
What if you spliced it at 3/4 of the way up and put a strip of washi or something there and used it to do a bit of an embellishment cluster or something?
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|Posted: 10/14/2013 5:43:49 PM|
I use the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher for this type of stuff.
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|Posted: 10/14/2013 6:13:22 PM|
Same problem and yes it keeps falling out. I extend the strip with washi tape or patterned paper and use a tiny glue dot in a discreet place to keep it from sliding out.
|Posted: 10/14/2013 6:39:22 PM|
I just use a 12' piece and put it in there. Doesn't bother me that it is a bit small. I don't think anyone notices. It does fall out frequently, so I try to put a small glue dot to hold it in.
|Posted: 10/14/2013 7:12:34 PM|That strip is rather annoying!
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|Posted: 10/14/2013 7:22:04 PM|
Well I spliced and covered up the seams and it is ok...wish I had known about the other format where they divided the 12' space into 3 smaller ones, although I ran some letters vertically and it looks better on just the one strip. Think WRMK is the only one with this format? Really do like being able to use 3 horizontal and 2 vertical pictures on one page. Can you do that on any other page protector?
|Posted: 10/14/2013 7:35:13 PM|
It happens on all the strips that run the full vertical length like the 6x12 also..to accomidate for the seams, I usally use a small amount of washi to hold the section shut.
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|Posted: 10/14/2013 7:43:45 PM|
If you cut across the brand strip on a 12 x 12 pp it gets pretty close. Then you can cover the brand strip with washi tape. I also have some 12 x 24 pads of pp and cardstock that I use for this annoying problem. I also use the tiny attacher to keep it in place and it is not noticeable at all.
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|Posted: 10/14/2013 8:13:31 PM|Oh!....I just realized that if I cut the paper on the diagonal, that would be more than enough to fill that space! I do have some other pages with that wide space, so that will work too I think if the space isn't too deep.
Rhonda in TX
Loc: Houston, TX
|Posted: 10/14/2013 8:20:09 PM|I just used one of those. I'm not worrying about it. I figure nobody's going to look at it that closely. Good suggestions here, though, if it does matter to you.
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|Posted: 10/14/2013 8:41:08 PM|
I discovered that too and it was annoying. I had to add to the strip to get it to look "right". Plus I had to cut it a little wider as it fit so loose.
Cutting it on the diagonal would use up a lot of paper! And not leave that many practical pieces to use. On some patterns it would be fine but others the paper would be at an odd angle to me, unless you used all of that paper on th diagonal?
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|Posted: 10/14/2013 10:02:16 PM|
You could float some sequins or confetti and sew up the side to close the pocket
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|Posted: 10/14/2013 10:40:19 PM|I just used these the other day for the first time and I just cut the strip make it the right size and use a lil scrap piece that coordinates to hide the seam. It's a little annoying but we can't change the math of it all. Lol! Happy scrappin'
|Posted: 10/15/2013 12:41:29 AM|jnagel- That is exactly the kind of idea I have been looking for! Thanks for the suggestion!
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|Posted: 10/15/2013 1:53:01 AM|I just used a 12" strip and ran a small (1/2" amount of adhesive on the top and bottom to keep it from slipping out. So it stuck to the page protector.
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|Posted: 10/15/2013 1:57:11 AM|I would probably piece something together and then use the tiniest bit of spray adhesive (which dries clear) to keep it in there. I've heard horror stories about that strip annoying people falling out!