I just spent 2 hours gluing down the first page of my Halloween layout on the cruise ship. I had it exactly the way I wanted it.
Slipped it in a protector to see how it is going to look and it sticks up 1/2" over the top. Maybe more. How did that happen.
Turned the layout over. The bottom has the UPC strip. Thanks a lot BasicGrey. How about putting it on the front like almost everyone else so you can see it, not scrap over it!
I used ATG and other permanent glues so I can't do it over. What a mess that would be. I used irreplaceable paper, embellies and letters.
The only thing I could do was cut the strip off the back and now the bottom of one of the pictures and the mat is whacked off with the top spaced perfectly. Probably about $6 in this page but I can't do it over like it was - and I don't want to buy the materials again.
Why, oh why is the UPC strip not on the front so it jumps out at you and you don't make this mistake?
When I was scrapping Italy I did about 25 pages and used cardstock for background. After I did all my pages and photographed them, I put them in sleeves and they were all too tall! Turned them over. The cardstock had a UPC strip along the bottom. It took me longer to fix them all (I was using repositional mounting squares then) than it did to do the 25 pages the first time around! I had to crop pictures and mats and resize everything to make the pages work!
Now I avoid that brand of cardstock and will not purchase it. When I buy papers in the store if the UPC strip is on the back I put it back, even on patterned paper because I don't want to risk messing up again.
Well, it did happen again. I'm not a happy camper this minute.
BasicGrey - I love your papers, but couldn't you put the UPC strip on the front so we don't accidently forget about it and make our layouts on that part of the paper, only to find out we ruined your beautiful designer paper and wasted all our embelies and our time and work?
Please, do not tell me I am the only one dumb enough to have done this. If I am, I'll get off my soapbox.