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Posted 2/17/2013 by CR8PGS in General Scrappin'

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PeaNut 54,722
November 2002
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Posted: 2/17/2013 11:57:38 AM
Hi! My name is Debbie. I'm just rejoining the world of scrapbooking after a long break. 3 kids later I'm trying to get my groove back. Currently doing PL, subscribed to SC PL kit and working backward to get "caught up"(dirty word i know)but mostly committed to using up my stash. I have unopened club scrap kits and more SEI paper than I know what to do with...that's how long it's been

Anyway - I'm getting together all the "special" birthday cards for my kids birthdays - the ones from the grandparents. I previously used to old CM pocket pages and they were perfect for that. I've changed to WRMK albums and now I don't know how to the display the cards. any thoughts?

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PeaNut 67,997
February 2003
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Posted: 2/17/2013 5:08:22 PM
Welcome back. I make my own pocket pages by taking card stock, cutting by 1/3 or 1/4 and adhering it to a full sheet of cardstock with photo tape around three sides. I sometimes will use a pretty paper punch on the edge of the open side of the pocket to make it look prettier.

Another idea is to hole punch a corner of the cards and loop them on a metal ring. Instant keepsakes outside of albums!


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PeaNut 248,970
February 2006
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Posted: 2/17/2013 7:57:53 PM
Hi Debbie, welcome!! I would just make my own pockets with cardstock or maybe a clear pocket with a transparency sheet, so you can still see the pretty fronts of the cards.

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PeaNut 553,867
May 2012
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Posted: 2/18/2013 3:15:07 AM
For cards I bust out my 3 hole punch and add them straight to the rings on my album. Mostly they end up in the project life albums, unless there is a deeper story that fits better with my LOM albums


PeaNut 515,147
July 2011
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Posted: 2/18/2013 3:41:29 AM
I agree with a pocket page for multiple cards or punching holes and adding directly into binder. I think I'm going to punch and add mine straight in with the random cards. For a large amount I plan to just punch holes and attach them together with binder rings. ( doing this with all the baby shower cards I received)



PeaNut 55,678
November 2002
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Posted: 2/18/2013 6:16:37 AM

I make my own pocket pages by taking card stock, cutting by 1/3 or 1/4 and adhering it to a full sheet of cardstock with photo tape around three sides.

This is what I do, too. Except I sew the sides onto the cardstock with a sewing machine. I find tape or glue is not strong enough to hold cards.
I also use vellum a lot to make the can see what is in there.

And the King will tell them, when you did it to one of the least of these,you were doing it to me.
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