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Nerd Scraps: Comic-Con 2012 Scrapbook

Nerd Scraps ComicCon Scrapbook
Nerd Scraps ComicCon Scrapbook

Is this scrapbook late? Extremely. Was it worth the wait? Absolutely!

Back in 2012, I was really lucky to be able to score tickets to Comic-Con 2012. At that time, they were switching systems. I went from being number 300-something to number 2000-something+ in 5 minutes and 1 refresh. Those tickets sell out like crazy!

I struggled for a long time on how I wanted to build the scrapbook to the point where the task became daunting. Then, Instagram scrapbook albums became a thing! I was so stoked to be able to pick up a few.

When you have a scrapbook idea but not a lot of content to add to it, the Instagram scrapbooks and 4×6 scrapbooks are great little albums to assemble. Most of them can’t hold a ton of pages, and the odd shapes standout on the shelves. I plan on placing my scrapbook on top of a keepsake box (DIY coming soon), so having it small and compact for my bookcase is key!

What I used:
  • We R Memory Keepers album in Black
  • We R Memory Keepers & Becky Higgins album refills in 4×4 and 2×2
  • Various scrapbook paper and letter stickers
  • Scrap comic books (off issues solid in clearance sections that are not collectibles)
  • Silhouette Cameo 2
  • Studio Calico Geotag shapes
  • Map printout from Google Maps
  • Sharpies and felt-tip markers

A lot of photo printing companies these days print 4×4 photos. Unfortunately, they weren’t as common around the time of originally printing these photos. I used my Canon Pixma printer to print all of my photos on 4×6 photo paper and trimmed them down to size. If I could do this all over again, I would have used larger paper to get more photos per printout. While 4×4 photo paper isn’t a thing you can buy yet, it is beginning to be a more common print size at places like Shutterfly or Snapfish (Costco prints at 5×5 if you don’t mind trimming later).

I always grab 2 of a much as I can because they make great crafting materials later on, like programs and flyers. Comic-Con and other conventions are great for stuff like this because so much is laid out for free grabs. Make use of these to use for punches, borders, and more. Also, hit up the clearance section of comic book retailers. Most of the time, they have an excessive of issues that never held up their value. Most of my stash is made up of odd numbered issues sold for around $0.25-$0.75 each.

Let me know how you store your favorite con photos! Are you an online only person? Or maybe you frame the best and hang them in your home? Let me know if the comments below!

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