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Old 05-03-2006, 03:49 AM   #1  
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Default why ok to use brads and eyelets?

I see so many pages done with metal embellishments and love them. Why is this ok? won't the metal damage the paper??? thanks. I'm sure you ladies will have much wisdom to share
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I have no idea about damage, but I use them all the time. I just want to enjoy looking at my pages while I'm still alive. If they don't last past my great grandchildren that's just too bad! LOL.

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[QUOTE=veganf]I have no idea about damage, but I use them all the time. I just want to enjoy looking at my pages while I'm still alive. If they don't last past my great grandchildren that's just too bad! LOL.

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I couldn't agree with you more! While I attempt to pay attention to "acid free" and all that jazz, I want to enjoy them too!!!
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There are also lots of other metal embellishments that are used in scrapbooking, like the MM quotes things and metallic letters. The key is to not let them come in contact with the photo. I wouldn't mount a photo with brads or eyelets, but I use them on the photo mat.
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There are also lots of other metal embellishments that are used in scrapbooking, like the MM quotes things and metallic letters. The key is to not let them come in contact with the photo. I wouldn't mount a photo with brads or eyelets, but I use them on the photo mat.
ok, that makes sense
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It's worth it to mention, too, that this is one reason why it's important to use "buffered" paper. If you do use non-acid free elements, the buffering keeps it from traveling across the paper to your photos. SU's cardstock is buffered as well as acid/lignin free.
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I like using brads, etc. on my pages, and just make sure to not put them opposite a photo, if that makes sense. So, when the SB is closed I don't want a brad or whatever to rub against a pic on the facing page.
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Just be sure to store your albums standing up so that the hardware won't poke your pages and leave an indention.
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I like using brads, etc. on my pages, and just make sure to not put them opposite a photo, if that makes sense. So, when the SB is closed I don't want a brad or whatever to rub against a pic on the facing page.
Yay, someone who makes sense! I don't put anything metal in my albums, but that's a personal choice. I figure it would only take one time for someone (one of my 4 kids) to lean on a closed album and indent a picture. I enjoy doing it, but I am doing it to last. This is something no one else can leave my kids, it's my legacy to them! )
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I use metal in my scrapbooks all the time. The acid is present, however, I use COLOR COPIES of photos and not the real thing. It may sound expensive, but I never have to worry about my photos getting ruined! I keep the photos in a seperate album! That way when I'm gone, the kids can have their choice!
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I asked because I'm starting a business of scrapbooking for others and I want to use metal embellishments. I will tell my customers, however, that they are a bit of a risk in that they could poke or possibly leave a mark on the paper. That way my customers can decide. Thanks for the input.
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I asked because I'm starting a business of scrapbooking for others and I want to use metal embellishments. I will tell my customers, however, that they are a bit of a risk in that they could poke or possibly leave a mark on the paper. That way my customers can decide. Thanks for the input.

I have always used metal on my scrapbook pages. I have finished over 16 albums (including gift ones) and I've never had an issue with eyelets and brads "poking through" the paper. The cardstock is heavy and it's covered by two layers (front and back) of page protector. I've never had a problem with it.

That, and the fact that your scrapbooks are supposed to be stored on their sides, not flat, makes all the difference.
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It's worth it to mention, too, that this is one reason why it's important to use "buffered" paper. If you do use non-acid free elements, the buffering keeps it from traveling across the paper to your photos. SU's cardstock is buffered as well as acid/lignin free.

Thanks for that info!!! You learn something new everyday!!!
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