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Caring For Your Scrapbook Album


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Store your scrapbook album upright and out of direct sunlight. Never leave the album open in direct sunlight for any length of time; the photos can fade in the sun.

Acid Free and Lignin Free Paper

Using acid free paper and album pages protects your photos because



over time the acid content in the products you are using will harm your photos.

Lignin content in papers and album pages will also damage your photos. If you are looking to preserve your photos you should make sure the products you are using are lignin free.



Page Protectors

Protective page covers are very important to protect your scrapbook album pages from damage of any kind (water spilled on your album and people with dirty or sticky fingers that may be looking at the album). This is especially good for children who want to look at your album and you don't know whether they have washed their hands or not before they started looking at your album(s).

Hints and Tips

If you have arranged and adhered a photo or paper product to a page and change your mind about its position right after, you have a very short window when you can remove it from your album page. Using an extra copy of a photo or a cropped piece of photo you can shimmy it under the adhesive and remove it from the page. The longer you wait the more unlikely it will come off without removing any of the album page with it and you will have to cover up this damage to not ruin the look of your album. That is why carefully pre-planning your album pages is so important but I realize even with all your planning you can still get a better or different idea of how you want to do things at the last minute. I have been there myself. Creativity or great ideas are often last minute but in that case you have to act quickly!

 

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