Folks have given cheap scrapbooking a bad name during the past couple of years. Many people turn up their nose when the subject is brought up and its quickly dismissed. After having seen so many albums work out so well with no need to spend a huge amount, I decided now is time to tackle the issues that some folks have when putting together an album on the cheap.
No Spare Materials
This is a lie that has been conjured up in somebody’s imagination. You’ll find that there is always spare material for cheap scrapbooking, some people simply do not believe that they have any materials anywhere.
Cast your mind to your closets, spare rooms and garages. Whats in those boxes? Whats sitting around on the bottom shelf or in a pile in a room that doesn’t get used. If somebody thinks they have no spare material – they are not looking hard enough. A bit of searching will turn up a load of cheap scrapbooking supplies.
Each house I have been into has a tiny area stacked with things that they are not using but just can’t bear to put in the bin or might use at a later time . Well, now is that time – and there’s a good use for it!
While this is an individual thing, its still something that can influence your scrapbooking as a whole. It seems that time is at a premium these days . Between work, home and family the available time for yourself seems to be continually shrinking.
Your best bet is to find an out of the way place, a spare room or a corner in a room that is less used than others and set up your scrapbooking workspace there. You will be surprised by how much additional time you get when you are out of view .
The following article will be focusing on the results of your cheap scrapbooking efforts and how to get the very best outcome from each album.
Till then, happy scrapping!
Scrapbooking can be a great spare time pursuit that may yield smashing keepsakes for family, chums and yourself. These one of a kind artworks allow you to collect special memories and display them in a tasty and imaginative way.
One of the things that makes your album unique is the use of scrapbook charms and while you can buy charms at your local craft shop it is also great to use tiny items from around the house.
Here are 5 household items that you can simply turn into charms for your scrapbooks.
Almost every home has a button jar and those bright colourful buttons can be put to good use as scrapbook accents. Maybe you are making a scrapbook for a friend and wish to include a page covering a trip. Using buttons for charms on a page like this makes your theme stand out and adds a little caprice to your scrapbook page. Buttons also make great charms for those footage of your kids playing dress up, or for scenes of your mother sewing.
If you have trees any where around your home pressed leaves can make wonderful scrapbook charms. Little green leaves can be employed in pages that have spring or summer pictures, and colorful fall leaves make great additions to those Thanksgiving photographs. Pressed leaves can truly assist in making those pages come alive.
if you are including photos of houses or cars then using old keys on these pages can make for some engaging charms that add a little interest to your pages. Flat key chains can also work as charms on pages like this and nearly everybody has 1 or 2 extra keys or key chains hanging around the house.
If you have youngsters and visit the beach youll without doubt have some mussel shells or perhaps small snail shells laying around the house gathering dust. Why not put those shells to good use as charms on those pages full of footage taken at the beach or even fishing. your kids will like seeing their treasures as an element of your summer memories.
Silk Flower Petals
Most crafters have 1 or 2 fake flowers laying around that they use for varied craft projects and you will also have the odd silk flower or two stashed away in a box somewhere. why don't you use petals from those silk blooms in your scrapbook?
Imagine the image of that candlelit dinner for 2 centered on a page with a drift of silk flower petals as charms. you may add them to a gardening page.
Part of the thrill of scrapbooking is using normal items in unique ways to create original and fascinating pages for your scrapbook. Trying to find and finding those things is a component of the fun and a cheap way to make those scrapbook pages burst into life.