A list of ways to incorporate brochures/memorabilia on a layout

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Posted 2/27/2014 by stampartiste in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 36,144
April 2002
Posts: 649
Layouts: 53
Loc: Louisiana

Posted: 2/27/2014 12:11:07 PM
On this post, I asked for ideas on incorporating brochures on travel layouts. I was overwhelmed with the response I received. I have put together a list to share with anyone else who may need help with this.

This list came from the following Peas:
jackamomma, gluemore girl, paula05, bethlemon, ca angel, keddypea, magoosangel, JudyChatm, jenhenry, isadari, caspad, Beth44, katiescott, travelscrapper2, elaynef, aerobigirl and ScrapNatya. Thank you so much, ladies!

Attach by the corners:
1. Hold brochure in place with clear photo corners
2. Make decorative photo corners and insert brochure in corners
3. Make twine photo corners: (1) Cut two slits (either on a mat or on the background paper) at right angles to each corner of the brochure, (2) thread twine through each set of corner slits, (3) tape twine to the back of the mat/paper, and (4) slip the corners of the brochure into the twine corners (could also use ribbon)
4. Use a corner punch on all four corners of a mat and insert brochure into corners

Insert in pockets:
1. Place in a library pocket
2. Place in a vellum pocket (if the brochure is the same height as the pocket, punch a half-circle at the top center of the pocket for easy access to the brochure)
3. Place in a patterned paper pocket (if the brochure is the same height as the pocket, punch a half-circle at the top center of the pocket for easy access to the brochure)
4. Place in a legal-size envelope that has been sealed and cut in half (decorate the front if desired)
5. Make a 4x12 pocket from coordinating patterned paper, embellish it, and insert brochure(s)
6. Make a 1" high pocket a little wider than the brochure and attach it to the page. Hold the brochure in place by crisscrossing the brochure with twine woven into eyelet holes on either side of the brochure
7. Place brochure in a pocket that has been adhered behind a photo block but which allows the brochure to partially extend beyond the photo block
8. Create a pocket from a large die-cut shape

Adapting page protectors :
1. Cut a pocket from a page protector and attach the pocket to the page
2. Cut a page protector to make pockets (1/2 the height and 1" wider than the brochure) and sew the sides and bottom of the pockets to the page

Page protectors:
1. Place brochures in 6x12 page protectors
2. Place brochures in Becky Higgins PL Envelope Pages
3. Place brochures in Simple Stories Pocket Pages
4. Place brochures in a memorabilia pocket at the back of an album
5. Place brochures in an 8-1/2x11 page protector
6. Place brochures in CTMH Flip-Flaps and adhere either to the layout or top of page protector

Design elements:
1. If the back of the brochure is blank, staple the brochure or the center of a tri-fold brochure to the page
2. Attach brochure with a brad
3. Use brochures as page backgrounds (especially useful with map brochures)
4. Cut brochure apart and use various parts of it as title, embellishment or journaling pieces
5. Cut several brochures apart and create a collage background
6. Use brochure as a design element (replacing a photo block or a piece of patterned paper, for example)
7. Tuck brochure behind a photo or other element


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Worker Bee

PeaNut 108,418
September 2003
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Loc: Sunnyvale, not Sunnydale

Posted: 2/27/2014 12:44:08 PM
This is awesome! Thank you so much for compiling this list!


PeaNut 394,109
October 2008
Posts: 2,470
Layouts: 8
Loc: Ohio, USA

Posted: 2/27/2014 12:59:06 PM
Thank you!

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Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 26,836
January 2002
Posts: 19,090
Layouts: 86

Posted: 2/27/2014 1:56:38 PM

I tend to always use one of 2 techniques...the cut it apart and use portions of it technique or the stick it in a pocket techniques.

Love reading so many other creative ideas.


PeaNut 537,370
January 2012
Posts: 193
Layouts: 96
Loc: Utah

Posted: 2/27/2014 8:08:58 PM
Check out Basicgrey attach me stickers !!

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Vintage Queen Pea

PeaNut 182,625
December 2004
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Layouts: 242
Loc: South Dakota

Posted: 2/27/2014 9:17:07 PM
This is a very cool post!



PeaNut 591,249
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Posted: 2/27/2014 9:20:51 PM
Nice, Thank you!

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 39,057
May 2002
Posts: 5,196
Layouts: 0
Loc: Texas

Posted: 2/28/2014 7:48:20 AM
One of my favorite ideas came from Shimelle's 4x6 September Photo Love class. She used a transparency cut to 12x7 to make a pocket that works great for brochures, memorabilia, and photos. Check it out.

Thanks for making this great list!



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August 2005
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Posted: 2/28/2014 12:00:08 PM

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PeaNut 182,333
December 2004
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Loc: Midlothian, VA (near Richmond!)

Posted: 2/28/2014 12:53:12 PM
VERY useful! Thank you for posting. I've copied to my files for reference!

Carolyn Peaing in VA

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 35,782
April 2002
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Posted: 3/2/2014 10:00:58 AM
Great list, thanks so much for posting!

Debbie in MD.
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