Starting a Scrapbook

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Scrapbooks can be so much fun especially when the whole family does their part. Often times, individuals really don’t know how to start or what to do with the pieces of textured paper they have. Also, they don’t have the idea on what really the scrapbook is intended for. Sometimes, they just do it for hobby, projects or for income.
Whenever you desire to create a scrapbook, it is very ideal to list the things on what you want to see in the pages of the scrapbook whether it’s all about your family, friends, colleagues or probably a gift for someone special. Scrapbooks are really ideal for gift giving since memories are enclosed in it. It may be one page or just about five leaves, either way it’s the thought that counts. And what’s even more exciting is you can be able to create professional looking scrapbooks without spending too much money.

Here are some tips on how to start with a scrapbook project:

1. Think
Always think of the best things that you have shared with the person you intended to give the scrapbook. It often makes your scrapbook beautiful and creative when you have good intentions.
2. Write
Make sure to write the memories in order for you not to forget it. Do not hesitate to write how you really feel during those moments whether you’re happy, excited or just about anything. With this, you can appreciate the moments you’ve shared together and be able to come up with brilliant ideas too.
3. Photos
Find the best photos that really described the emotion you had during the times you we’re together whether you’re in the car while having a road trip or just about anything you find memorable.
4. Design from the Heart
Nothing could be sweeter when you really put your heart in making the scrapbook. Always consider that you’re giving it to a person that is dear to you and is very important to you. Memories are best shared when you have passion and dedication in what you are doing.
Designing scrapbooks need not to be expensive and really creative as long as it comes from the heart.

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Scrappy-Do

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There are so many things to do just to get rid of a bad hair day, heartbroken situation or just to get over boredom. Sometimes, teens experience so much trouble on simple things that can ruin their day probably it is being caused by sudden change of hormones or just being affected by the current events that happen in their daily lives. These teens as well need a break from the scolding of their parents, afternoon lectures from their terror high school professors and peer pressure as well.

Doing stuff that has never been done before would definitely keep your mind free from the bondage of stress and demands. Do not always think that the whole world is against you for you can still do something and compel that negative force that goes along with it. Always cheer up and indulge yourself in dealing with your hidden talent and creativity. After a long day in school, why not check out the scrapbook shops for kits that can help you do a scrapbooking project that can serve as you emotional outlet. Make highly enjoyable tasks that would help you forget the strenuous activities.

First things first, create a picture collage of you and your best bud in school. Highlight your most memorable times together with doodles or one-lines. Frame it and hang it in your room. It’s guaranteed to brighten up a cloudy day. Second, make your own intimate greeting cards with cute covers. If you and your gal pal love to gab on the phone all night, why not use the red telephone for your cover page. Third, pick out your nicest family picture and make your own portable family portrait. It’s really light that you can bring it anywhere you want. Dress up the page of your handwritten diary with the help of these cute cut out images.

Making such scrapbooks does not need to take too much of your time for its easy and fun to do. You’ll not even notice that an hour has already passed. Let go of those off-putting emotions and start working with a more fun activity that you can share with your friends. After all, seeing your friend’s and families’ photos in a collage will not only be just for the sake of having one, but you’ll get inspiration from it to handle everyday hectic schedules.


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Scrapbook Materials 101

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Scrapbooking could be so much fun for it takes you back to memory lane because of the different elements that has in it. There are photos, write-ups, appliqués, colorful sheets and just the textured paper itself that makes it exciting to look at. But some individuals who really got no idea on how to do it have a hard time in thinking where to begin. In this article, you will be able to know and learn that there are so many ways to start with a scrapbook project. Finding the best materials is really fun and easy.

Here’s how:

By Theme

The theme is one of the key elements to a successful scrapbook project. First, you have to think the basic question, “for whom is the scrapbook for?” If you have already thought of that, you will be able to know and grasp the very idea for the entire project. There are a lot of themes to choose from whether it’s for babies, beach parties, children, Christmas gatherings, holidays or just about everything. When you have already set your theme, you will be able to know what materials you would need including embellishments, photos and sticky notes.

By Color

Scrapping by color could really be very interesting. Whenever you create scrapbooks and you still don’t have the idea and you have a lot of colorful ideas then it’s best to start to pick the right colors first. When choosing the colors, you should keenly select the colors that match to the idea you have on mind. It doesn’t have to be all primary colors or whatsoever since it’s just a stepping stone on selecting the embellishments and appliqués that are just right for your project. It helps you find the ideal color schemes and products for your scrapbooking projects.

By Type

Sometimes, people get confused with the theme and type. It’s way different. When you shop for materials and you still don’t have the basics then better start with fundamental materials like adhesives, scissors, trimmers, chipboards, stickers, ribbon, paper and the like.
When shopping scrapbook materials, you just have to select the things that you would only need in order not to exceed your budget and not to waste your money.


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