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    How to Make a Laminated Comic Strip Bookmark without a Laminator

    A bookmark is a great way to preserve a piece of ephemera in a way that you get to see often, whether it’s a love note, a movie ticket, or in my case, a comic strip. Every lunch hour, I read the comics in the daily newspaper.  Most days, they inspire a few smiles, but once in a while, a comic will tickle me so much that I have to clip it out to share with a friend.  Usually they just end up getting crumpled in my purse, never to be seen again.  One of my favourite movies is The Big Lebowski (as seen in my Budget-Friendly “Framed” Poster Prints tutorial), and…

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    Incorporating Ephemera Into Your Layouts

    When I attend events or travel, I always make sure to tuck away a few items as souvenirs. Ticket stubs work great on scrapbook pages, especially since they often have the date of the event that’s been scrapbooked. Here a few different ways I’ve incorporated paper ephemera into my scrapbook page layouts. Make a Pocket This train ticket didn’t match my page very well, but I didn’t want to add a strong orange element in my page to make it match.  Instead, I created a cute paper pocket that only showed a corner of the train pass stub.  I labeled it with mismatched stickers.  This method has the advantage of…