Ok so I have a question. Do any of you have any experience in binding a scrapbook (most likely homemade) with ribbon? I have a book that's falling apart. The screw posts pulled through and tore the chipboard and my DH tried to fix it and made it way worse. So I was thinking about drilling new holes thru the covers and ribbon binding the book together. Any thoughts?
I used my Cropodile to punch holes & set the eyelets to bind this one. The ribbon is seam binding. One of the nice things about the Cropodile is that it has measurements along the side so that you don't have to mark your items to get evenly inset placement along all pages--just inset to the same measurement. Good luck!
Good evening, yes it's laced up and down, it holds 24 pages, some with 'envelope pockets' that hold things like a copy of our wedding invitation and reply card. Each page of is of varying thickness simply because I handmade all the paper (gosh I have/had too much time on my hands ).
Also a go0d idea if your not setting the holes with eyelets, use the white paper rings that are used to reinforce holes in paper. Available in most office supplies and come now in different colors. This just helps to make it a little stronger. You could also think about using the metal rings.
Wow that's so awesome that you made your own paper for the album. I personalized the covers of my scrapbook by padding it and covering it with fabric and lace. It's got probably 50 pages in it. I just don't know if binding it w/ ribbon will be sturdy enough. I think I will definitely need something more like metal grommets to stablize the holes, though. It's got to go thru 2 layers of chipboard plus the fabric and padding.
My "Happily Ever After" was 10 pages plus chipboard front & back covers. I always use eyelets or grommets if I punch holes; my feeling is that the album is made to be looked at, so I want it to hold up.