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Sunday, September 23, 2012


 When making a travel scrapbook, there are often little bits of memorabilia that we want to include along with our pictures.  After our trip to New Zealand, I found I had several brochures I wanted to keep, but didn't want to take up page space for them.  The pages I'm showing today show how I handled this challenge.

This first page, "Left, Right, Left" had a large piece of paper overlapping a smaller piece that formed a border.  I decided this was a great place to hide my brochure.  I made a pocket behind the burlap paper that was the right side for the brochure and left enough of an opening so the brochure can slide in and out.  As you can see, I attached a file folder type tab (it says, "Brochure") to the top of the brochure for a pull-tab.

BUT, I wanted to have easy access to the pull tab, and still have the page in a plastic sheet protector.  So, I slide the page into the sheet protector and marked where the brochure opening was with a dry erase marker.  Then I took the page out, slid a small cutting mat inside the protector sheet, and cut a slit with my craft knife and a straight edge. Then I carefully erased any traces of the marker.  Before putting the page back into the page protector, I removed the brochure.  When the page was in place, I could then slide the brochure through the slit, back into its pocket.

I did something similar with this page.  In this case I created a collage of pictures and made my brochure pocket behind the collage.

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