Scrapbook As The Perfect Handmade Gift



More and more people are now getting into giving handmade gifts to their loved ones during special occasions. Why? Because they feel the handmade gifts are more personalized and have a touch of sincerity in it. Today, one of the most popular handmade gifts that people give to their loved ones are scrapbooks. This is because scrapbooks are versatile and can be given on any kind of occasion. And since one can—pretty much—make his or her own scrapbook, it adds up to a unique handmade gift.

If you are one of those who would want to give out scrapbooks as handmade gifts, now is the best time to get started with it. Since scrapbooking may require a lot of your time, it would be best if you start conceptualizing the theme and getting the materials ready as well.

Getting started

When you visit different scrapbook stores, you will find different scrapbook kits that will trigger your desire to be a budding scrapbooker. But then, these kits, scrapbooking magazines, and materials can be quite expensive. If you are interested in scrapbooking but don’t have enough budget to buy such expensive materials and scrapbook guides, here is a simple guide on scrapbooking.

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Paying attention to the basics is one of the first things that you need to focus on in scrapbooking. Just like in doing artworks and crafts, scrapbooking requires a lot of materials and supplies, but this doesn’t mean that you have to spend a huge amount of money in order to create a scrapbook. Today, there are so many products to choose from that you can find materials in any price range, for any budget.

For beginners, you don’t need to be overwhelmed by these products. What you need to do is focus on buying the basic materials and supplies which include album and sheet protectors that come in different sizes and colors, scissors or paper trimmers that will allow you to cut lines without hassle, adhesive that is inexpensive but easy to use, photo tabs or photo splits to keep the back of the photos clean and can be easily removed, papers and cardstocks that is the foundation of the scrapbook page, and journaling tools such as a wide variety of pens.

Learning the basic techniques in scrapbooking is also a must. Scrapbooking magazines can be used because these are created especially for scrapbookers. You can also get ideas from the Internet about the basic techniques used in scrapbooking. Here are some basic scrapbooking techniques that you can use in creating your scrapbook.

More basic techniques in handmade gifts such as scrapbooks include inserting eyelets and paper piecing and using patterns. Eyelets are a great means of attaching things to an album or a page, or to add color and embellishment to a certain page. Eyelets usually come in various shapes and sizes that can help draw attention from a focal point in the page.

Another basic technique that you can use in your scrapbook is paper piercing and the use of patterns.






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