Category: Scrapbooking

Aug 15

Combining Scrapbook Text and Photos In Creative Ways

Almost every scrapbook will contain a combination of text and drawings or photos. After all, the whole purpose of a scrapbook is to capture your experiences and memories for all time. One of the most common ways we do that is to record words and images. There is an infinite number of ways to do …

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Jul 27

Scrapbooking – Basic Supplies to Get Started

One of the great things about scrapbooking is how inexpensive it is to get started. All you need are a few basic supplies that don’t cost much. Unless you do all your scrapbooking digital style (on the computer), you’ll need something to store all your memories in. So, the first requirement is a good album. …

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Jun 27

What Is Scrapbooking?

Scrapbooking is keeping a diary, but a very special kind of diary. Men and women both have been storing their memories and experiences in written and visual form for thousands of years. Some cave paintings in France are over 40,000 years old. But diaries really took off in the 18th century. With cheaper, more plentiful …

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Jun 27

Scrapbooking Tools

You’ll need a variety of tools to help you make your scrapbook everything you want it to be. Basic scissors are a great starting point. But remember to get ones that fit your hand. Scissors come in all sizes and many shapes. Some people work best with ones with small finger holes, others need a …

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Jun 27

Scrapbooking – All About Vellum

Scrapbookers have taken to vellum as the perfect material for enhancing their creative efforts. In olden days, paper was unknown. The technology for processing wood into pulp for writing simply didn’t exist. Instead, animal skins (usually calves, but often goats and lambs) were stretched and dried to make a flat surface that would accept ink. …

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May 27

Useful Scrapbook Add-ons

Having a basic set of tools and supplies to unleash your scrapbooking imagination is essential. But to take it to the next level it’s very helpful to have a number of other inexpensive supplements. There’s nothing wrong with having a plain heritage scrapbook filled with photos that bring back wonderful memories. But if you want …

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Apr 27

All About Scrapbook Adhesives

You could use old-fashioned rubber cement for your scrapbook. If you do, look for ones that are acid free. But you might want to take advantage of newer technology to save mess and get convenience. There are many types of adhesive and dispensers available. They’ll make attaching your memories to scrapbook pages easy and secure. …

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Mar 27

Scrapbooking Techniques

Choosing cardstock can be a technique in itself. There are hundreds of possible choices that go well beyond what color to pick. You could, for example, have a page filled with one inch square-sized photos. But create a great peek-a-boo door effect by choosing cardstock that allows you to create one inch square flaps to …

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