Scrapbooking is now one of the hottest crafts out there. Across the U.S., craft stores have a huge section devoted to scrapbooking papers, products, embellishments, tools, and albums. What’s the fuss all about?
When you get down to the essentials, scrapbooking is about two things: (1) creating a living art book of your past; (2) providing a creative outlet and hobby to many people who love their family/friends. Unlike a photo album that simply displays pictures, scrapbooks go above and beyond: scrapbooks include photos, journal entries, memorabilia, drawings, beautiful paper designs, and so much more.
In this Trusty Guide to Scrapbooking, you’ll learn how to excel at scrapbooking. We’ll give you insider tips on where to shop, how to find some free scrapbooking materials, and what will give your layouts a little extra pizzazz.
The guide is divided into these main topics:
- Scrapbooking Techniques
- Scrapbooking Layout Ideas
- Scrapbooking Paper
- Scrapbooking Supplies
- Scrapbooking Stores
- Digital Scrapbooking
You can read the guide straight through or skip around to the topics that interest you the most. At the end, there’s a summary scrapbooking checklist so you have a simple page to print to remind you of what you learned in the guide.
To start off, let's go over some of the fundamental techniques that will help you make incredible scrapbooks.