Sunday, April 23, 2006

New Hang-ups

Think all you've got is glue to attach your favourite photos to a page??

Think again!

There are so many ways to attach all of your elements without even touching a glue stick or messy adhesives.

Step outside of the box and embrace all sorts of ways to hold your pages together.

Here are a few decorative tools you can use to mount your pictures or elements onto your layout:

• brads
• paper hangers
• paper clips
• hinges
• staples
• buttons
• eyelets

These elements are great because they come in an assortment of colours and designs, but if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, you can easily decorate them to fit any page layout or theme.

Simply stamp, paint, ink, or cover them in paper to get the perfect look for your scrapbook.

If that isn't enough, try using some of these fibres to tie, hang, or suspend elements on your pages:

• ribbons
• hemp
• wire
• yarn
• velvet strips
• fabric

These materials are also versatile and add texture and flair to your pages that is sure to please the eye.

Don't get stuck in a glue-stick rut. There are a million tools out there that serve the same purpose and add a unique element of design to your scrapbooks, so keep your eyes peeled.

You never know what they'll come out with next.

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