Preserve your holiday photo cards on an easy clotheslines scrapbook page.
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One of the things that I look forward to every holiday season is receiving all those photo cards from my friends and family. I get to see all the new babies and how much the children have grown. And even where everyone went for vacation. You know it’s easy to frame the pictures in a collage frame or you can hang them to create a garland on the mantle. But what do you do with them after the holidays are over? They're such precious memories, I just can't bear to throw them away. Well that’s where scrapbooking comes in. Scrapbook pages are ideal for preserving holiday cards and a great way to display them is a photo cloths line. You can see here a page that I've started, and to create the cloths line, the first step is to punch the holes. So here is a hole that’s been punched. Then you're going to place an eyelet in there and set the eyelet, which is what's been done here and up here as well. But to create a clothes line, you need to come across the page and have one that’s on the page across from it. And if you want the cloths line to hang straight, this is one of those times where you're going to have to pull out a ruler and measure. So that they're the same distance down from the top of the page. Now the thread the cord through, I used multiple threads. Because some of the cards we’re kind of heavy. And a tip that I use when I have to thread something through that’s multiple likes this is I take white glue and I just brush it on to the end. Even just with my fingers and that stiffness make it so much easier to thread it through the hole. And you would position that, do the other side. And here's one where that’s already been done. And now you're ready to attach the cards. So here is a card, and sometimes all you need to do is just slide the card over to the cord. But it can end up taking up a lot of room. So sometimes, I’ll go back and trim the card down. You can see part of the message inside. Just save the portion with the photo. And notice this metal embellishment. This card was wanting to try to creep up and flip. And it's weight it and holds it down. So when you do all these together, if you look over at the finish one, you can see how wonderfully it creates a fabulous scrapbook page. And even the metal embellishment for those photo cards that aren't folded, you can use the embellishments like that clip to hold it down. What a great solution, instead of throwing away your photo cards, preserve them in special holiday albums for generations to come.
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