We have recently inherited 3 big scrapbooks full of greeting cards that were glued into them. We don’t know what type of glue and we can’t ask it anymore, but it was done in the late 80s/early 90s and the person who did it was not a crafter, they probably used the most widely available glue at the time.
We want to take out some of the cards without damaging the back (as much as possible) because they contain messages from family members that are deceased now. There are some cards that are unimportant to him so we can try removal methods on those first. I’m just looking for some inspiration for those methods. We’ve tried carefully ripping them out but that doesn’t work. Internet suggests these things:
- steam (not sure because it’s a paper scrapbook and cardstock cards)
- a very sharp knife
- a very thin guitar string
I was just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions that we can try or has any experience with this. We will probably try to get them out this weekend.