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Lunareclipse
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Can I put real flowers in my scrapbook?


 
abbynormaloh75
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In response to Lunareclipse

I do. I put them in plastic embellie boxes and make them part of my layout.


 
Bxr-Linda
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You *can* if you want to. I wouldn't.


Risk of mold, mildew, bugs, deterioration, damage to nearby pages.


 
NMlady
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Throughly dry them first and then there is no risk of bugs, mold, etc.


 
Lunareclipse
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  • abbynormaloh75 Said:
I do. I put them in plastic embellie boxes and make them part of my layout.


What's a plastic embellie box and where do I get them?


 
Lunareclipse
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  • NMlady Said:
Throughly dry them first and then there is no risk of bugs, mold, etc.


They would be dried first. I wanted to scrapbook my Deep Impact lily and since it's blooming rather late in the year, I was going to put the actual flower with the pics.


 
RedSquirrel
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I wouldn't. Bugs love flowers, whether dried or fresh. You're spending good money on acid and lignin-free scrapping supplies, then adding your own personal acid and lignin in the form of flowers - that doesn't make sense to me.

Having said that, you could get away with it if you could laminate them or air-seal them somehow.


 
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Don't. I put a dried flower in mine once. The flower was totally dried... had it drying for months before I put it in the book. It still went mildewey AND it shredded so I had little bits of flower flaking out of the plastic pocket.


 
kiyawinn
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If you really wanted to, I wouldn't put them directly on a page, just in case....but you could always use a pocket of some sort, even decorate it to match your layout....
You can use a smaller (6x12) page protector and cut it shorter (on the non-seamed end), then you can put in some coloured cs and mount your flower on that...
Attach it to your page and it's perfectly safe!
You can also use pre-made pockets like some of the ones below.....
Good Luck!

Alison

ETA: Oh, and I forgot, if you go to the flower area of Ms or a flower shop/garden centre, there are sprays that you can use to preserve flowers....


Edited by kiyawinn on 10-06-12 03:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Diva
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I haven't done so, but the ideas here are great!


 
aquabunny
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  • kiyawinn Said:
You can use a smaller (6x12) page protector and cut it shorter (on the non-seamed end),


Ooh, where have you found 6x12 page protectors? I have a couple of 6x12 albums by Maple Lane Press (EK Success), and aside from a couple of small websites I haven't seen refill pages for them anywhere.


 
kiyawinn
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  • aquabunny Said:
  • kiyawinn Said:
You can use a smaller (6x12) page protector and cut it shorter (on the non-seamed end),


Ooh, where have you found 6x12 page protectors? I have a couple of 6x12 albums by Maple Lane Press (EK Success), and aside from a couple of small websites I haven't seen refill pages for them anywhere.



The ones I have are by American Crafts....
Alison


 
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