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Old 10-25-2004, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Help! Matboard Journal Question

I have a dillema. I need to make a matboard journal for a baby shower. There are 100 people invited and each person received a 4 X 6 inch index card to write their sentiments, etc. on. I was planning on putting them all the cards together in a matboard journal, putting one card on the front and back of each page, using photo corners to hold them in.

I figure that if even half of the guests bring their cards to put in the book, I will need at least 25 pages to put the index cards on. How many pages of US white will fit in a matboard journal and still allow you to view and turn the pages correctly? I really want to use cardstock as opposed to paper because I want it to be sturdy and last over time. However, I'm afraid that if I put too many cardstock pages in, the pages towards the back won't flip towards the front.

Are there any tricks I should use when scoring the pages, etc?

I really, really, really need help! The honoree is a fellow stamper and I know that she would really appreciate something handmade and stamped. However, I'm afraid I'm going to put in a lot of time on this project and not have it turn out the way I'm picturing it in my head. Not to mention wasting A LOT of cardstock if it doesn't work!
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Use the Post bound page protectors, you could get some 8 1/2 x 11 ones and then two cards would easily fit inside because you really don't want to go over 10 pages in my experience.
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