How To Scrapbook & How To Organize Scrapbooking Projects
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Looking for tips on how to scrapbook and how to organize scrapbooking projects? Here's how to put together a rockin' scrapbook!
Scrapbook organization is vital to creating a scrapbook and preserving memories. You want your scrapbook to tell a story and evoke emotion. Being organized helps accomplish this!
Outlined below is the craft organization process I personally
use to create a scrapbook as well as some superb product suggestions, so use
the following tips to get started!
How To Organize Scrapbooking Projects: The Process
For more clarity, I'm going to start with an example. Let's say you
went on a camping trip with your family, and you'd like to create a
scrapbook about it. I've applied the steps outlined in the process below
to this example.
Gather all of the items (i.e. photos, ticket stubs, receipts, etc.) you want to put in the scrapbook.
Example: Camping trip paper memories could include photos, songs sung around
the campfire, receipt from the campgrounds, chocolate wrapper from
making S'mores, etc.**
Lay out the photos and other paper memories in the order you'd like them to be displayed in the scrapbook.
I find that the best way to organize photos and other paper memories in a scrapbook is to lay it all out in the order it happened on the trip.
Example: Included on the first page are photos from the road trip, the second
page has photos from setting up camp and the receipt from the
campgrounds, and so on.
Once you have it all laid out, you will be able to see how many pages
your scrapbook needs. Now you can purchase and/or choose the scrapbook
that is appropriate in size, material, color and amount of pages.
At this time, you can also purchase the appropriate decorations.
Example: For a camping trip scrapbook, this might mean camping stickers and earthy-toned paper.
Now that you've got all your materials and everything laid out, it's time to get scrapbooking!
Whether it's on the cover or the very first page, you need a title
page. This is where you put the title of scrapbook, the date and perhaps
a photo that "says it all."
Example: The first page of your camping scrapbook could say "Stapleton Family
Camping Trip" in big, colorful letters with "6.7.12" underneath the
title and a photo of the whole family in front of the campsite.
You've already laid out the photos and paper memory items, so now just
insert them into the scrapbook accordingly. Remember, organized scrapbooks are not limited to the order of the pages but also how items
are organized on a single page. Think about placement. Here are some
ideas on how to organize scrapbooking page layouts.
Example: The page after the cover page has the photos from the road trip, the
next page has photos from setting up camp and the receipt from the
campgrounds, and so on.
This is the "food" page out of one of my scrapbooks!
- Now it's time to decorate! Spiff up your scrapbook pages with
stickers, colored paper, glitter, stamps, cut-outs, and so on. Think
about how you felt at certain times of the trip, and use your
decorations to evoke that same emotion.
Example: The excitement of getting to the campgrounds could be expressed using
glitter or the warmth of the campfire could be demonstrated by using red
and orange colors.
Let everything dry and then show off your wonderful scrapbook organizing work!
How To Organize Scrapbooking Projects: The Products
Products for craft organization and scrapbook creation are so much fun! Check out the suggested items below.
Martha Stewart Craft Supplies
She has so many cool craft products, I get excited just thinking about them!
There are tons of scrapbooks out there! Like mentioned above, purchase a scrapbook appropriate to what's going inside.
Rag and Bone
This site sells beautiful, convenient, and practical scrapbooks, albums, journals, address books and much more. They are handmade and can be customized saving you time on your art projects yet preserving your personal touch. These also make great gifts!!
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