Scrapping with newspaper clippings is a fun way to document milestones and accomplishments. The newspaper clippings can be incorporated into any type of scrapbook album. For documentation purposes and additional interest, be sure to include the banner including the name of the news publication, as well as the date section.
When scrapping with newspaper clippings, in most situations it is important to take the proper steps to make them archival safe before putting them with your photos in your scrapbooks. Using a de-acidifying spray will make the clippings acid free and safe to use with your photos. Making copies of the newspaper clippings on acid free scrapbook paper is another very good alternative.
I made two separate scrapbooks of two different football seasons and teams my husband coached. For the first school, the album was mostly news articles, not many photos, it was before our oldest son was playing high school football. The county had a daily newspaper and football was BIG in the community, so there was a lot of material to work with. The newspaper used the school mascot often throughout ads in the publication. These made great embellishments for the scrapbook. I would cut them out, or you could photocopy them, and mat them with the school colors to add interest to the pages.
These were special, “themed” album for my husband and I felt in 20, 30, 40 years no one would really care about the albums. In this situation, I didn’t feel that scrapping with newspaper clippings, needed to be made archival safe. The photos were put on a separate page without the newspaper clippings and once the page protectors were on they would be protected from any acid.
The second scrapbook with the newspaper clippings, was a bit more important to us. By this time our son was in high school, playing on the football team. I made copies on acid free paper of the newspaper clippings, unless I knew for sure that they would be on there own page and covered with a page protector. At this particular school, the newspaper would only print football new once and sometimes twice per week. This did matter so much this time because one of the other parents was really into taking pictures and he would put the photos on a CD for me every week. I had sooo many pictures that year. It made such a special album. I took it to the football awards banquet and some of the players were more interested in the scrapbook than the awards ceremony.
Just remember that acid is bad for the scrapbooks and preserving our memories. But I think in certain situations in scrapping with newspaper clippings may be an exception to the rule. Please take some time to visit http://myscrapbookingpageideas.blogspot.com for more useful ideas and products.