I'm new here, but I thought this would be a good place to get information. My son is putting together an elaborate scrapbook for his girlfriend as a xmas present. we traveled together over the summer to Disneyworld and he is chronicaling the trip. He purchased a nice scrapbook in Florida and expects to add pages. he already purchased refills but... he is limited to how many pages, because the spine piece is not expandable. is there someplace to get a expandable piece to replace it, or does anyone have any suggestions as to how he can cover the spine with all the extra pages he intends to have.
If you post a picture of the spine, we can probably help out - I just don't have a clear image of what you are dealing with - maybe it's actually expandable but you just don't know how to do it? (since you are new to scrapbooking?) or maybe it really is a fixed page deal and we need to think outside the binding? anyway, i think a photo would help.
OK, I'll try... I'm not new to scrapbook, but my son is. and I've never had to expand a book before, but I do have several that have expandable spines. this one does not. I will try to figure out how to post a picture. thanks
Remove the spine cover, cover it with a new fabric - choose something that goes with the cover color, but that reminds you of the vacation or something FUN (since it won't match perfectly, I say go fun, altho I don't know what the album pages are done like... leather, print, vinyl, felt, whatev) and then punch NEW holes further toward the edge of the spine cover piece with a cropadile. While it is all taken apart, replace the posts with the pioneer kit (easier to add/remove pages, more stable than expanded posts).
I had already looked at it in your gallery before I posted - that's all I can offer - I have had this kind before and I didn't come up with any good solution - On mine you can see the holes - there were new ones to expand to, but then the "old" ones show on the binding (not pretty). I will (eventually) recover that piece with a complementary fabric....
Linda, you are right she can add post extensions, but after that the binding COVER will be too small. I've had that problem too and have been frustrated. Dana you came up with a great idea and I think it would work. Maybe put some thin chip board or board from a cereal box behind the fabric (attached with spray glue) to give the coordinating fabric some weight. Hmmm.... gonna try that. Thanks!