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Post by Di Masters on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 11:46

Have been thinking about having a go at scrapbooking, but as it's a first and maybe last effort I don't really want to buy anything too expensive, so question is - where do you buy your albums etc from? Have looked on ebay but the postage always seems ott even if album reasonable.

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Post by Lorraine on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 13:05

Oh, Di. You can get them anywhere, hun. I just look around the shops for the one's I like best.

K & Co do beautiful albums, but a little expensive.
Papermania do some good quality plain ones, and a reasonable price too.

Have a look at Craft Obsessions, Capture the Magic and Artbase Horncastle for a start, and then go from there. There really is a lot of choice. Mr Green

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Post by Maria on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 14:07

i use papermania ones - about 9.99 and you can easily get extension kits for them.

Like Lorraine said, you can get some loveley ones at a higher price.

Why not start with a cheapish sort like the papermanias and if its turning into a work of art, then you can buy a posher album, transfer the pages (which just go in the page protcetors and they are universal) and use the cheaper album for other stuff, your next project or works in progress.

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 15:19

Personally I prefer buying 7gypsies ringbooks then you can decorate the cover yourself Mr Green

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Post by Guest on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 15:50

I have always had K&Co and expensive ones, (purchased on my travels abroad) but have now started using the cheaper Papermania ones which are really lovely too and seem to also come with some papers and alphabets in them ready to use and all matching.

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Post by Guest on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 17:59

Poundland did have some super 6 x 6 or 8 x 8...

12 x 12 papermania or The Works or Bookends..i got a gorgeous dusky pink grown up one for 5.99

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Post by thriftycrafter on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 18:25

Also a stationers which has recently changed it's name, used to be stationery box, has a very nice kit album, stickers etc in a bag for about 10. If you have one near you.The range is good if you have one of those.
Good luck, and have fun, you could always ask FC for one.

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Post by Di Masters on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 18:53

I don't get anything from FC any more Karelyn lol.
Will look for Papermania ones - that was my idea Maria, do a cheapie one to see if I like it. Unfortunately we don't have anything like the Range etc near us, no decent craft shops at all.

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Post by Maria on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 18:57

what is FC?

yes Di, cos if it turns out to be brill, you jsut pop the pages into a nicer one. I started out very gingerly but haev got 6 on the go now and 3 on my shopping list for next week

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Post by Di Masters on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 19:07

FC is the person who comes around at the time you and Lou don't like lol.

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Post by Di Masters on Mon 13 Oct 2008 - 19:52

Ordered album - now just got to hope inspiration stikes lol. Thanks all for your help.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 14 Oct 2008 - 0:43

Peeing Laughing I was wondering who FC was too. Doh!!!!

Looking forward to hearing how you get on, Di. Mr Green (methinks we may have another convert).

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Post by Guest on Tue 14 Oct 2008 - 10:20

Di - what size did you get ?
12 x 12 or 8 x 8 or something else ?

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Post by Di Masters on Tue 14 Oct 2008 - 12:01

I have one 8x8 but wanted bigger so ordered 12x12, I want to do one for each of the boys with their family tree and some of the photos. Need the larger pages I think.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 14 Oct 2008 - 12:05

OK, so let's look at this!!!!

Non scrapper wanted one to try.

Buys 2.

Wants to do full albums for more than one person.

Wants bigger pages.

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Post by Di Masters on Tue 14 Oct 2008 - 12:33

well - in for a penny.... as they say Crying Laughin

Will probably drive me completely round the bend!

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Post by Guest on Tue 14 Oct 2008 - 13:35

I got a lovely one from One Stop Card Craft and it has come since I ordered Sunday,its really lovely, hope the link works its the Brown one and there was a discount too.
12x12 Brown Print Scrapbook Albumcard Blanks One Stop Card Crafts

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Post by Di Masters on Tue 14 Oct 2008 - 15:42

That looks nice for family tree one Pat.
I bought Papermania one 9.99 and another that was on sale for 9.99 the name of which escapes me at the mo!

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 15 Oct 2008 - 14:47

Well they have arrived (great delivery time, Craft Superstore) no excuse now lol.
Do you use just one side of the white pages you get with them or do a layout on either side? Would seem to be lot of plain white pages showing if only one side, or do you put two seperate pages back to back in sleeves(if not too thick), they don't come with instructions!!

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Post by Guest on Wed 15 Oct 2008 - 14:52

I try to use seperate pages back to back, if the paper is flimsy then use the white card page inside, but you can keep them to use for all sorts of things, or you can just stick the items ont o it if you want, but I save them as I said just use if floppy. Lay it out on a table get all your things you want to use, then push them around till it all looks right and go ahead and stick em ! Sometimes I leave it for days and keep trying different things. Good Luck.

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 15 Oct 2008 - 14:55

Thanks Pat, thats what I thought would be best. Getting a bit ahead of myself I know, haven't even started one yet and worrying about the second lol.

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Post by Lorraine on Wed 15 Oct 2008 - 15:03

I never use the white insers, Di and most albums don't even come with them.

I use my ordinary paper/card for my LO's and then just put them in the sleeves back to back.

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Post by kimb on Wed 15 Oct 2008 - 15:38

i never use the white papers either i do leave them in though , it just makes the whole thing a bit more stable . i decorate plain card like bazzill and use that as the background

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Post by Guest on Wed 15 Oct 2008 - 15:55

I always use separate back to back pages - not usually the white card though.
That way, if you do want to move something it's okay. If you use both sides of
the same card, you you 'stuck' with it. Good luck Di.

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Post by Di Masters on Wed 15 Oct 2008 - 16:00

So lightweight card 12x12 is the best way to go? More shopping then lol.

That's what I thought Steph, and if you spoilt one side both would be lost!

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Post by thriftycrafter on Wed 15 Oct 2008 - 16:56

I've had albums with paper in and some with card in, I use the paper for rough sketching (I wish) but I have it in a bag for that purpose LOL, and I think I've doen that once or twice. I have used the card as backing, depends on the quality and I leave it in if I've got brads on the back of a LO, even thouigh I cover them with dst with the waxed bit still on, overkill perhaps. Don't think I've ever had a 12x12 album without paper in though, only little ones.
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Post by Guest on Wed 15 Oct 2008 - 19:29

Just thought I would say, Although my Album is lovely, when I came to putting my pages in tonight, they were shorter than the pockets, well I thought It doesnt really matter, but when I measured it, it is a 12x13 Album !!! I am using it but I have E mailed them to say how annoyed I was, so watch out. Rolling Eyes

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