Username Post: Lumpy pages question        (Topic#1501677)
Shutterbugg
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I see alot of absolutely beautiful LO's that have nice flowers on them but the flowers are not flat. I also see alot of beading and curled edges and many other things that are 3D in a sense. What I cannot figure out is - how do you get something that lumpy into a page protector without smashing the flowers, curls, etc?

Is there a specific brand of albums you all use or a specific brand of page protectors that can handle lumpy pages without crushing them?

I'd love to try a few pages with flowers but I know they will get smashed in the page protectors . (I store my books vertically and I don't overload my albums with pages).

Thank you for any insight on this that anyone can provide!


 
DawnInAZ
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In response to Shutterbugg

Mine never get smashed, cause it's not like they stick up so high that they would smash. It's not really as bulky as you would think.
I use Stampin Up albums and also have some K & Company ones. I just bought some CM albums, with side loaders, but I am sure they will even be ok in those.


 
Jadedlady
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In response to Shutterbugg

I asked the same question and anderjackie kindly directed me toward We R Memory Keepers 3 ring binders.

I've seen some pages here that I can't imagine would even fit in a plastic sleeve and I sure wouldn't shut them up in a book!




 
RockStar
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In response to Jadedlady

While I take every precaution (storing vertically, using spacers, etc) I wonder if it's the fact that the page IS lumpy prevents it from getting smushed. Because I've got all that, the layered flowers and the curled edges and I don't have a flattening problem as yet.


 
momma paparazzi
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In response to RockStar

I have CM albums, and just started buying the new true 12x12 with the side loading pages. I think they will be fine if, like you said, don't overload your pages - or squish your books on the shelves. I also store mine vertical. I have max'd them out as far as pages, but only if there aren't a ton of embellies and such to weigh them down. Especially back when all of mine pretty much consisted of only CM products. Now, maybe not as many pages, as I have more "stuff" on them, sort of.


 
~ShawnaH~
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In response to momma paparazzi

i just use the chipboard or foam spacers and it seems to be okay.


 
DivaDana
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In response to ~ShawnaH~

I haven't had a problem with my things being smashed either.


 
LPinto
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In response to DivaDana

I know what you mean as many scrappers use florals that are not "scrapbooking" embellies, but rather flowers that you would see that come off a plastic/wire stem from the floral department. Many of those(such as roses) would easily flatten in a scrapbook. Some people place those in plastic bins instead of albums.


 
Just G
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In response to LPinto

if i have a really bulky LO i am sure to put a flat Lo on the back side. The page protectors are made to be a little 'loose' so you can put 3D elements in there


 
ozzyvik
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In response to Just G

Yeah, I use the tree ring binders, with page protecters too and they are great but I still find that some things do flatten a little. I guess it just adds to the character of the page.


 
JoJorenee
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In response to ozzyvik

I was just so proud of my latest LO 'Day Dreamer' it has paper curling and wondered how the heck am I going to store this!


 
NMlady
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In response to JoJorenee

I'm really worried about my albums; they have been stored in an old trailer on my brothers property for over a year. They are all laying flat in the box I think. I can't remember much about what else was packed in the box. I'm also worried about if the mice have gotten into the box.


 
JaymieLiz
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In response to NMlady

chipboard inserts with extension post are great!


Edited by JaymieLiz on 04-17-09 11:49 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
okiegrandma
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  • JoJorenee Said:
I was just so proud of my latest LO 'Day Dreamer' it has paper curling and wondered how the heck am I going to store this!



It's a beautiful layout. Such a sweet day-dreamer.


 
JenTheMadScrapper
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In response to okiegrandma

This is something I have been thinking about lately. I have noticed that some of my lo's are actually denting the lo opposite and this is not ok with me! What I need to do is start storing vertically and also I think it's best not to let one book get too full. If you wait for a sale you can get new book fairly cheap and I would rather have tons of books then a few that are overloaded and have smashed dented pages.

Many people have mentioned the 3 ring binders I was gonna give those a try. I am so over post albums. They are a nightmare for me. How exactly do you use chipboard or foam spacers?

I am not as worried about things getting a bit smashed as I am the opposite page getting dents in it from embellishments. I don't want to limit myself when doing a lo becuase of fears of smashing or denting. So I think storage is really they key. I just need to figure out what the best way it.


 
sankie1987
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In response to JenTheMadScrapper

i use alot of flowers and those kinda things i havent had a problem with them other then the one that was stored on it side the page protector got little indications on it but other then that nothing


 
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