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Scrapbooking 101 - Part 2
Be sure you have read "Scrapbooking 101 - PART 1" in the threads down a ways and that you have viewed the examples shown.
These are the steps to creating a scrapbook page. Keep in mind that each page is telling a story:
In Part 3 I will be telling you about some the gadets and hints. Stay tuned. In the meantime, here is a couple of more pages to show you some examples:
- Choose Photos - Choose only the best photos great expressions, clear images, good detail; photos that highlight the event.
- Organize Photos - Organize your photos by event, theme or chronological order.
- Arrange Photos - After selecting photos for a page, experiment with the layout. Arrange and rearrange until the layout satisfies you. Remember to include things like cut-out, stickers, etc. to add interest.
- Crop Photos - Cut away unwanted parts of photo, keeping just the focal subject. You may want to keep cars, houses or other background images in some photos for future reference.
- Mat Photos - Glue the cropped photograph on a piece of paper (the mat) and trim the paper close to the edges of the photograph. Try different combinations of Paper Edgers and straight scissors to crop photographs and mats.
- Journaling - Personalize your page by journaling names, date and place of event. It's important to be specific. ”Grandma, June 1996 in her flower garden" is nice, but it's better to write: ”Grandma is very proud of her flower garden. Grandma taught all six grandchildren the wonder of growing things June 1996." Embellish by adding momentos from the event.
-- Karen (email@example.com), March 27, 2002
Karen, your pages are beautiful!! I have a question...do you use a certain type of paper for matting? Someday I'm really going to attack the pictures. Thanks!
-- DW (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 27, 2002.
You can use any type of paper you wish; however, the really pretty paper you see is actual scrapbooking paper and comes in sheets the exact size for the scrapbooks (either 12x12 or 8 1/2x11). There are thousands of differant colors and patterns and there is also pretty velumn and embossed. I have been getting mine at Michael's (they have a really big scrapbooking department) and have been running them on sale for .29 each and .39 each. This is the biggest craft craze now. There is even several scrapping conventions and people are having scrapbooking get-to-gether parties called "crops". I will be giving you more info on scrapbooking, including some ways to save money on supplies.
These really make nice gifts and are so much more meaningful than just shoving the photos in a albums or shoe boxes and what great way to pass down the family photos. Another advantage is years from now, those that get the photos will even know who-is-who and how they are related. I don't know about the rest of you, but I have boxes of photos of people who I have NO clue who the heck these people are! Funny thing is neither did my grandmother or mother...LOL! And how many out of focus or stupid photos do we all have? My goal is to scrapbook all the good photos and dispose of the rest. They aren't doing any good just shoved in a box anyway!
-- Karen (email@example.com), March 27, 2002.
Karen, All your pages are so nice! I especially like your Easter page, how did you do the flowers?
-- Jean (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 28, 2002.