Scrapbooking Outside the Page Protector – Paperclipping 187

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Do you ever get bummed when your beautiful dimensional page flattens inside the page protector?

Do you ever wish your standard scrapbook pages could have the yummy interaction and 3-dimensionality of a minibook?

Ready to think outside of the box to get the best of both worlds?

Here’s a tip!

You don’t have to choose just one. Try this:

Protect your photos, ephemera, and standard pages behind page protectors, but add some fun goodies to the outside of the plastic!

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I’ve been doing this for a few years now. It works, it’s beautiful, and it’s really fun!

Need some ideas?

I shared a bunch in the newest Paperclipping Video tutorial this week! You’ll see many very different ways to scrapbook outside the page protectors for both standard layouts and for Project Life, too!

Paperclipping Members can go watch right now in the Member’s Area or on iTunes.

If you’re not a member, click here to learn more!

  • I’m doing this a lot in my Xmas’11 album. Love it!!

  • Noell, I’m a new member and have been watching your old videos from episode 1, and also watching the newest videos.  It’s possible you may have covered my question since I haven’t finished all the videos yet.  It’s not entirely related to this episode, but since you mentioned glue dot and why you chose it (love that!), it reminds me of a question I’ve had for a while.

    Can you do a run down on all the adhesives/primer/sealer that you use and why you choose them for a particular application?  I know you use glossy accents, diamond glaze, PVA, gesso, gel medium and maybe some more.  I’ve been doing research on google and also discovered PPA (perfect paper adhesive).  I know many of then are multipurposes, can be used as adhesive, primer and/or sealer.  And do you ever use spray sealer or acid-free spray?

    Also, what type of paint did you use in the Love Notes episode (90)? 

  • Hey, Becks, thank you for your membership! That’s a good idea for an episode — I think I’ll shuffle some of my topics around and see if I can’t put that one together pretty soon!
    The paint I used for Love Notes is an acrylic paint. Because I like to paint for art purposes, I don’t buy the crafter’s paints in the crafts areas. I buy my paint from either the art supplies sections of my craft stores, or from an art supplies dealer.
    That particular paint was by a brand called Grumbacher I think, and I know I got that at Michael’s in the art area.

  • Wendy

    This is an awesome idea!!!