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How to Make Stamp Album Pages

Stamps can be collected and preserved for hundreds of years using the right paper.
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Stamp collectors generally look for the safest way to preserve their collections, without ruining any of the items they contain. Creating a stamp album using waxed pages allows you to store your collection in a safe place while still maintaining the ability to remove and relocate the stamps to another page or location.

Count the pages included in the 8-inch by 8-inch scrapbook. This will determine how many pieces of waxed paper you will need to cut.

Lay the waxed paper out on a flat surface and measure the sheet into 8-inch by 8-inch squares. You will need one square per each side of each page in the book. Outline the squares using a pencil along a straight edge.

Cut the 8-inch by 8-inch square sections from the waxed paper using scissors. Lay each piece out on a flat surface to prepare for the next step.

Pick up two 8-inch by 8-inch sections of waxed paper and open the scrapbook album, selecting one page with your opposite hand. Place one 8x8-inch section of waxed paper over each side of the page, lining the edges to create a perfect fit.

Staple each corner of the page to bond the waxed paper to the scrapbook page.

Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each page until the entire interior of the book is covered.

Things You'll Need:

  • Waxed paper
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Fine-tipped marker
  • Straight edge
  • One 8x8 scrapbook album
  • Stapler
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