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10 Great Gift Ideas With scrapbooking
Have you ever wondered what kind of gift to get for that someone special on Valentine’s Day? How about a scrapbooking album depicting your romance from the time you met until now? I know I would certainly enjoy something that special!
You can also give that type of gift to a couple on their wedding day. What a beautiful gift of love for the couple. They will cherish it forever. This idea can also be used with anniversaries, actually any occasion involving love.
Another idea for a wedding couple would be a personalized guest book, where everyone signs their names on the left side of the book and you place snapshots of the wedding guest on the right side.
If you know a couple who are soon-to-be parents, why not give them a premade baby scrapbook album so they can cherish those precious moments of their little one.
Do you know of anyone going into retirement or leaving your company? Give them a career scrapbook or one of their time at the company and you will have a very special gift.
How about a senior citizen? Now what do they usually say about presents? “I don’t need anything,..I have everything I need”, right? So, if it’s their 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th or even 100th birthday you can give them a very precious scrapbook memory album of their life! They will love it, trust me!
Have a friend who likes to write in journals or diaries? How about an altered journal made especially for them? It’s the perfect gift and they will love you for it.
If someone loves to travel you could give them a scrapbook of one of their favorite vacations.
A scrapbook is also great as a graduation gift depicting the high school or college years or both! Now get out those pictures and go at it!
About the Author
Jacqueline M. Schimmel is a Professional Scrapbook Designer who designs custom and premade scrapbooks, cards, frames and teaches scrapbooking courses in Germany. Her portfolio consists of over 580 designed layouts and she was hired to design an album that was given to his Holiness the Pope in 2005 on his visit to Cologne, Germany. The name of her business is Memories Artwork, http://memoriesartwork.typepad.com.
Anna Griffin Premade Scrapbooking Layouts
8 Pc. Pre-made Scrapbook Mats (Large White Polka Dots on Black) #36
Premade Scrapbook Calendar Baby’s First Year : July A
Build your own Baby’s First Year Scrapbook Calendar. These premade scrapbook pages are 8.5 x 11. Place them in an album. Put baby’s pictures on the scrapbooked page and record baby’s milestones on the calendar. I have listed more months so you can buy as you go or all at once. You can select the ones you like that fit your need, and for boy or girl. This will be a priceless keepsake for you to che…
Premade Scrapbook Calendar Baby’s First Year : Our Baby Page A
Build your own Baby’s First Year Premade Scrapbook Calendar. This is the “Our Baby” page. place this first in you baby’s scrapbook. These pages are 8.5 x11. Design is for Baby Boy. Record baby’s stats on the “our Baby” page and put pictures of the new baby on the facing scrapbooked page. Choose monthly pages from my other sales. Buy as you go or all at once….
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Organizing Your Scrapbook Paper
If there were one common denominator aside from their passion to scrapbooking, you would immediately know that theirs is the weakness on papers. From patterned and plain papers to unique cardstocks, we normally make use of the logic “buy the paper now and the inspiration will come after”. And for the moment, your scrapbooking will lay scrap by scrap or page by page, waiting to be used.
If you don’t have a photographic memory (which most of us don’t have) it is best that you store you scrapbooking papers in more organized manners. Or else, you might find yourself lost with “out of sight, outs of mind” brain. You might already have a huge collection of paper stacks but not knowing it. A waste of an investment. And besides, it is always a good practice to get organized to really know what your resources are.
We can’t forever buy papers and store them in disarray. And buy another set and go on with that same process. Somehow, clutter must stop.
We cannot exactly provide you with strict guidelines of storage. In scrapbooking, so long as the methods fits you, it will work. Let’s move out from the box and do our own things in our own ways.
We have covered some general techniques here, which you may apply. Only you have to fill in the gaps if you require some modifications.
Most scrappers find it hard to know their organizing style. In general, you have two options. One, that is horizontal stacking and the other, vertical. It ill always be your preference to choose. There is no best way for everyone and you can do whatever fits your case.
Most stores keep their papers in horizontal stacking, either by racks or by shelves. This is largely because they are equipped with much space to work with. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have that enough space so the best solution would be to furnish snap top cases for better organization. Not only are these cases great for paper stacking, they also work well for storing other scrapbooking materials that you normally or presently use.
If you have no other option but to store your papers in horizontal formats, you may always try using vertical solutions. Storing papers vertically works best for cardstocks and for papers that you often use. Storage papers for vertical positioning normally comes with dividers, thus the capacity to store multiple files all at the same place. Just be reminded though that this method will require you tall shelves.
Second, you must know what kind of scrapbooker are you when it comes to shopping papers. There are again, two types. One, the organized people and the other are those that adhere with any-thing-goes principles.
The organized group are those buyers ho take time to bring with them photos and memorabilias as reference for when buying. They browse aisles by aisle and choose specific types of papers according to their immediate needs, matching their choices with the materials that they have.
And these people will most likely gather sample die cuts and embellishments and stick-ons for each planned page. Thus, they tend to choose the right pieces together for their possible layouts. At the end, they will collect other stiffs that will match their themes.
The unorganized group though is the exact opposite. They arrive at the store with hardly an idea to focus to. They would grab random kinds of scrapbooking papers depending on what catches their eye. While tossing cool and pretty papers, they would soon realize that the cardstocks at the next eye “might” be of future use. Lastly, they’ll run to the register and the whole thing is over. Once they start the project, they’ll soon discover that several things are missing.
The second attitude is easier to do, however you must learn to accept the risks. The first one obviously will require you to plan prior to shopping but will create lesser chances of committing mistakes. If you are dealing with scrapbooking papers, it will always prove best to choose the latter one.
Organization of papers will require you to pay attention to details. The more chaotic your files get, the more attention you will have to invest. It is far less time consuming in the end to start organizing stuffs and keep things that way than to organize and reorganize over and over again. Besides, when your papers are arranged, you would have better pictures of what are available to you and you will be able to work on them better.
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Scrapbook Paper 12×12 Thomas Red Silo Paper
K&Company 12-by-12-Inch Best of Brenda Walton Designer Paper Pad, 150 Sheet
This package contains one 12-by-12-inch pad of 150 Brenda Walton’s best acid and lignin free scrapbook papers-two each of seventy-five designs. Imported….
Echo Park Paper Everyday Eclectic Collection Scrapbooking Kit
Echo Park Paper Everyday Eclectic Collection Kit contains twelve 12 by 12-Inch sheets of double-sided scrapbook paper, one 12 by 12-Inch Element sticker and one 12 by 12-Inch Alpha sticker. All pieces are acid and lignin free. Made in the USA….
Fiskars 196920-1001 Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch
Trimmers are one of the -inch must haves-inch tool for a papercrafter. Fiskars offers a full-range of trimmers and is consistently chosen as the market leader in craft trimmers. There are three styles: Portable, known for quick and easy use, Rotary, known for precision cutting and having decorative blade solutions, Bypass, known for low maintenance. Fiskars takes pride having developed the Portabl…