Ephemera | Movie Tickets

I’ve been going through some older ephemera lately and finding some new ways to get it into my scrapbooks. My Project Life album is primarily where I keep ephemera now — unless it’s related to a trip or some specific event that I’m scrapbooking separately — but I still have a big stack of items that I want to get into my scrapbook eventually.

This weekend I tackled some old movie tickets. And I saved a lot of movie tickets. I still have my ticket from when I saw The Goonies and The Karate Kid movies in the 80’s. That’s kind of cool, right?

For the tickets I had left (I have documented many other movies in travel albums and on other layouts) I wanted to keep them all together in one place. I went online and found the movie poster for each movie and printed them on photo paper at home.

My albums are organized into categories so these pages will go into my Things album. Since I don’t keep my albums in chronological order, I’ll just pick a place and add them in.

I like having pages in all different sizes, so these 8.5×11 pages will add some variety. I believe I found these page protectors at Staples or some other office supply store. They were intended for photo slides but suited this purpose perfectly.

What’s your favorite way to document ephemera, other than on a scrapbook layout?

Thanks for stopping by today!

27 Comments

  1. That is so cool! Love the pairing of ticket with movie poster!

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  2. what a fun way to keep all of these memories!!

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  3. Super cute way to keep up with those little stubs!

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  4. I love how you paired up the movie tickets with the movie posters! Such a cool idea, Tammy!

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  5. This is really cool! All my old movie tickets have faded. Love how you added the movie posters. x

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  6. Love this! I printed itty bitty movie posters for a layout once and it’s such a fun idea! I vary on whether I save movie tickets. It’s great to see your collection together!

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  7. Wow that is so super cool. I almost never actually go to the movies. My husband travels so much, he often sees them on the plane and doesn’t want to see them again…so I rely on “on-demand” and “netfli”

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    • I was a big movie goer in high school and college but not so much now. Netflix is just too convenient!

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  8. Cool idea thanks for sharing.

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  9. Oh that is so cool!!! I never keep mine actually…maybe I should have.

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  10. This is awesome, love the old movie tickets 🙂

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  11. What a great idea! I was recently thinking how my daughter will someday find it funny to see how much we paid to go to the movies and what we saw…

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    • It is super cool to see how the prices have changed over time. I also love that it’s a record of where you were when you saw that movie. 🙂

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  12. this is so fabulous!!! I love the visual of all of the tickets and movie pictures together in the grid! What a great idea 🙂

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  13. This looks great! I love the ticket stubs next to the pics of the movies. So smart Tammy!! Really, $3 for a movie, was that for real? I can’t even remember that far back. haha!

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    • Must have been the matinee price – some of those kid movies I went to when I was babysitting and trying to keep kids entertained. But in Spokane — where I grew up — there’s a theatre called the Garland, It showed second run $1 movies. It was right near my high school so I went with friends all the time. Cheapest entertainment around! 🙂

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  14. Oh My Goodness, this is awesome.
    I need to do this and share it with my girls.
    How cool that you have your movie tickets from the 80’s….love that.

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    • I’ve always kept stuff like this. Weird, I suppose, but not in a bad way. Everything is organized and eventually, I find a cool way — like this — to document it! 🙂

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  15. Very, very cool!
    Now if I could just find my tickets for Lost Boys and Dirty Dancing.
    Still can’t find them!!
    I really wanted to put them on that page I did.
    I think I am more upset though about losing my U2 Joshua Tree concert stub than anything.

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  16. What a fun way to preserve your ephemera! I toss mine in a basket and at the end of the year update my ephemera album. Which I have yet to do for 2012……

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  17. Love this idea!
    I love going to movies the only thing I hate is the way the new tickets are printed. They seem to fade after a while compared to the old tickets. I love the price difference.

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  18. Dare I admit this is my first exposure to Rock Candy Glitter? Great projects, you really showcased the versatility of the stuff!

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  19. this is a great idea! did you mount the tickets on card stock or something thick? I think I might do this, but I’m not sure if the stubs will be too thin for a slide page.

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  20. I haven’t been able to find photo slide sheets anywhere 🙁 . Does anyone have any ideas of where I can find them? I checked staples and Hobby Lobby and all of the basic retail stores. And if I can’t find them, does anyone have any other good ways of doing it like this one?

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    • True, I have had these photo slide protectors in my stash for years and years, it wasn’t a recent purchase. The size of the pockets is 2×2 and all of the tickets and photos of the posters are mounted on cardstock. The easiest thing to do would be to cut 2×2 squares and mount them to a cardstock sheet and adhere the tickets and/or posters to each of the squares. That way you are using the supplies you already have on hand.

      Alternatively, there are so many different pocket page protectors on the market now. Simple Stories has a 2×2 sheet in their Snap Collection in the 6×8 size. We R Memory Keepers has a page protector that has 4×4 pockets so you could do the same thing I mentioned above, have four 2×2 squares in each of the 4×4 pockets. Other companies that have divided page protectors are Project Life (Becky Higgins for American Crafts), Me and My Big Ideas (I did purchase divided page protectors in that brand from Michaels that have some 2×2 pockets), Bo Bunny’s Misc Me, Echo Park’s Photo Sleeves, there are many others too.

      If you are not opposed to shopping online, I found some slide protectors by Ultra Pro at Joann dot com. There are sheet protectors from October Afternoon that come in the 2×2 size at Joann as well. It says online only but if you go to customer service, they may be able to custom order them in for you. It’s worth a try. There are also some available at Amazon dot com. Search photo slide sheet protector and they come up. You can also search divided page protector and tons of options come up. They may not be exactly the same, but you may find something that can customize the make work for you.

      Good luck! 🙂

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    • I purchased some after seeing this project on PINTEREST! And now I have Sooo many. Email me if you’d like to buy a couple page 🙂 yuriko7915@hotmail.com

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  21. I absolutely love this idea! I started saving movie tickets a few years back as my husband and I go to the movies at least once a month. I’ve had about 3 years of tickets laying around, but had no idea what to do with them. Enter Pinterest!!! When I saw your post I could barely contain my excitement! I immediate hopped on Amazon and looked up slide protectors and it actually took me to a product for coin collecting by BCW that was exactly as you described! I got it the other day and was thrilled that the tickets fit perfect! Now my only problem is getting the movie posters down to a 2×2 square! Please tell me what magic you used!!!! I’m so excited to see my finished project! Thanks for the idea and for solving a problem for me!

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