Here's the problem... My *NEW* daughter in-law just shipped out to Iraq. Our side of the family haven't met her yet and I want her to know we love, support and miss her. I decided I would send her a scrapbook with pictures of all of us and little notes so she can get to know us a little bit.
Second problem: When Sean (son) was in Iraq, he said the sand got EVERYWHERE. I was worried a conventional scrapbook (mini, tin, etc) would become sand damaged.
This week's newsletter technique popped an idea into my head. A scrapbook that's small and weatherproof using the ever dusty Seal-A-Meal and plastic page protectors!
Basically you make your own sealed page protectors using HEAVY DUTY page protectors and a Seal-A-Meal. Don't leave the Seal-A-Meal on for the entire seal cycle; seal for only about two seconds. (Experiment with your own Seal-A-Meal before completing your scrapbook.) I plan on joining the pages together with brads and a decorated cover.
As I was working on this last night, I thought why not just laminate the pages? There's an advantage to using the Seal-A-Meal not offered with laminating: Option to open the protector and move the pages into a conventional scrapbook at a later date.
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2007 GMT Views: 417
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Wed, Jul 04, 2007 @ 12:48 PM
What a heartwarming gift for your new DIL!!! How lucky she is to have you for her new family!
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