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Hot Ideas For Your School Scrapbook!

Making a high school scrapbook should be a fun and rewarding past-time to do. You shouldn’t have to worry and stress that it’s going to turn out badly or that you’ll mess something up. Thats why I’ve collected one or two pointers to make your next album less complicated and more fun than maths homework.

Collecting Materials

You may well think that you do not have much of your original college materials left anymore, I know I thought that I threw plenty of my old school stuff away when I finished. Nonetheless it’s still worth taking a look through your cabinets and spare rooms for old boxes and cases.

When I did, I found a complete bunch of stuff that I was planning to toss away but had not really gotten around to it.

Pens, pencils, old text books, diaries and newsletters turned up all of which went into my school scrapbook.

I also noticed that one of my old school girlfriends had put up some of our old class stills on Facebook, which I saved and printed on glossy photograph paper. This really added a lot to my album.

Using Your Materials

Because you found your old school materials, doesn’t imply you have to use them all in your book.

When putting together my school scrapbook, I really started using all the stuff out of my old pencil case scissors, coloured pencils, crayons and a white out pen. Unfortunately my glue stick had dried up and was beyond usable.

Using my old materials also added a much more genuine and genuine feel to my album, something that I would not have achieved if I had gotten materials from a craft store.

Therefore if you’re thinking about making your own school scrapbook, be sure to look and use your old school materials, it looks fantastic and you could have a great time, and best of all, a trip down memory lane.

To read tons more great high school scrapbook layouts and embellishment ideas visit Janette Miller’s blog. Also while you are there why not download some of the FREE scrapbooking layouts that are available.

Hot Ideas For Your School Scrapbook!

Making a high school scrapbook should be a fun and rewarding past-time to do. You shouldn’t have to worry and stress that it’s going to turn out badly or that you’ll mess something up. Thats why I’ve collected one or two pointers to make your next album less complicated and more fun than maths homework.

Collecting Materials

You may well think that you do not have much of your original college materials left anymore, I know I thought that I threw plenty of my old school stuff away when I finished. Nonetheless it’s still worth taking a look through your cabinets and spare rooms for old boxes and cases.

When I did, I found a complete bunch of stuff that I was planning to toss away but had not really gotten around to it.

Pens, pencils, old text books, diaries and newsletters turned up all of which went into my school scrapbook.

I also noticed that one of my old school girlfriends had put up some of our old class stills on Facebook, which I saved and printed on glossy photograph paper. This really added a lot to my album.

Using Your Materials

Because you found your old school materials, doesn’t imply you have to use them all in your book.

When putting together my school scrapbook, I really started using all the stuff out of my old pencil case scissors, coloured pencils, crayons and a white out pen. Unfortunately my glue stick had dried up and was beyond usable.

Using my old materials also added a much more genuine and genuine feel to my album, something that I would not have achieved if I had gotten materials from a craft store.

Therefore if you’re thinking about making your own school scrapbook, be sure to look and use your old school materials, it looks fantastic and you could have a great time, and best of all, a trip down memory lane.

To read tons more great high school scrapbook layouts and embellishment ideas visit Janette Miller’s blog. Also while you are there why not download some of the FREE scrapbooking layouts that are available.

Simple Ideas For Creating Scrapbooking Tags

Scrapbooking tags have long been a wonderful way to add unique notes to a page in a way that creates new life and interaction to the layout.

They also are a very cheap scrapbooking technique that can be a no-brainer to make. In this article we’ll be taking a look at a few easy methods to create tags, what to write on the tags, and a few different locations to put them on your page.

Making Tags

Tags are more often not much more than a petit rectangular piece of card, with a ribbon attached, and that is all yours can be be too.

But, if you want to spruce them up just a bit more you can do that also. For a nicer looking border, cut out a section of card that’s the same shape and a little bit bigger than the tag itself and attach it to the back of the tag using double sided tape. You may also add small embellishments like buttons, stickers, charms and other nick nacks to personalise them further.

Writing on Tags

Typically the content that gets written on tags are short notes about the photographs, such as what’s going on or what occurred before/during/after the event, and occasionally they’re yet another place to add a page title. Nevertheless, they are a great and thrifty way to liven up a page

Placing Tags on the Page

There are three common places that I love to add tags to a layout.

  1. Behind photographs are quite a neat place to place tags. If the photograph is only mounted to the page from the corners you can simply slide the tag underneath leaving ribbon or tassel exposed.
  2. You may also make the tag itself a feature of the page by making a special place for it. For example, the string on the tag could be attached to the page with a brass fastener or looped around a sewn on button and left to dangle.
  3. Eventually you could create a special pocket on the page and tidily place the tags into the pocket.

To get heaps more easy to follow and cheap scrapbooking tips visit Janette Miller’s site now where you can also download ten free scrapbooking layouts!

2 Cheap Scrapbooking Tricks Guaranteed To Look Great ‘And’ Save You Money!

The satisfaction of making a scrapbook with the realization that you have done so with a minimal cost can be such a wonderful feeling, particularly when it makes your girl friends and families jaws drop in awe by how good it looks. I mean this is how scrapbooking is meant to be-is it not? Weren’t early scrapbooks exactly that – books full of scraps?

Of course they were, and the fact that you can purchase so many materials from shops does not mean that you have to in order to make it look special and stunning.

So in this article I’d like to share with you two easy to follow and very cheap scrapbooking methods for making inspiring scrapping effects, namely – paper cutout embellishments and old parchments.

Paper Cutout Embellishments

Paper cutouts are possibly the most simple and cost-effective (yet most eye catching) kinds of embellishments that you can use, and you can make them yourself very quickly. All that you need to do is find a picture in a magazine or on the web of something topical to your photo (such as a ‘bath tub ‘ if you’re scrapbooking a picture of you child having a good time in the bath) and then trace around the outline of the picture onto another piece of paper or card.

You may then take a different coloured piece of card (for highlighting) and trace around some of the finer features of the picture, in this example the rim of the bath and the legs.

All that you need to do now is cut round these shapes and stick them together with double sided tape (one on top of the other). Simple huh?

Ancient Parchment look

When scrapbooking an historic page, you can make your journalling sections look like there’re written on ancient parchment. To try this just tear round the edges of some card, then smudge the chalk around the torn edges. And finally, distress the edges by rubbing them, ripping, and folding them back around the corners and edges.

This technique creates a great effect with all kinds of different colors of chalk and card, however the ancient parchment look in particular looks best with brown colours.

To read more simple and cheap scrapbooking ideas check out Janette Miller’s blog now where you can also download 10 free scrapbooking layouts!

Cleverly Cheap Scrapbooking Ideas Using Puzzles!

Scrapbooking embellishments in many cases are the difference between an average layout and a superb one. The difficulty though, is that the cost of these tiny trinkets can add up extremely quickly when you get them from a shop.

So in this article I would like to show you one of my fave cheap scrapbooking tips using an item that you already have around the house – jigsaw puzzles! Almost everybody has a puzzle or 2 just gathering dust, so here are three methods to put them to some good use in your scrapbooks.

Photograph Frame

First off assemble a piece of your puzzle to match the shape and size of the photograph you’ve chosen for your layout. Most often this is a square or rectangle, however you may make it a rounder shape if you want.

Then, meticulously take away the pieces from the centre, leaving a boarder that is one row of puzzle pieces thick. You can now place the puzzle border over the top of your photograph and attach it to your page.

Page Boarder

Much like the photo frame boarder, you can apply the same methodology for making page boarders. You’ll just need to assemble more of the puzzle, and likely run a line of sticky tape along the back to hold it all together.

Featured Embellishment

The basic concept behind this method is to use a area of the puzzle that has a picture in it, and not the boarder. So like the two techniques above, assemble a section of the puzzle with a picture in it that you would like to use.

It might be an aeroplane, a kitten, or possibly even a barbie doll. When you have finished making the puzzle section, flip in over and once more place some sticky tape on the back to hold it all together.

You can now place the puzzle picture in your layout the same way as any other embellishment.

For tons more easy and cheap scrapbooking tips go to Janette Miller’s website right now where you can also download ten free scrapbooking layouts!

Cheap Scapbooking Around The House

When I trade cheap scrapbooking tips with my girlfriends there is one thing that often pops up. It seems that many people feel it to be quite hard.

A lot of them like the concept of using supplies they already have, however when get stumped with what to actually use, they customarily turn to buying a few pieces from a store. And before they know it, they have purchased a massive bunch of new items for their album at a much larger cost.

So to help to avoid this, I have laid out some simle places in your place you can search for some scrapbooking items.

The Spare Room

This should probably be the first port of call for someone looking to save cash scrapping. It will get the most gains for the least amount of work, and best of all – you may not even have to go another room to source supplies.

Nearly each home I have been to has a room or at least a corner, cupboard, shed, garage or book shelf that is storing stuff that people are not actually going to use anymore.

So it’s an excellent place to begin.

The Stationery Cupboard

This is not necessarily a cupboard, it could be a drawer, box, shelf or anything really. It is the area where each household stores their pens, pencils, extra paper, envelopes, wrapping paper and any number of supplies.

Using stationery is a good way of filling in blank spaces, creating backgrounds for your layouts, backings for pictures and adding a little bit of colour and flair to your albums.

The Garden Shed

The yard shed is superb for finding more rough materials. Here you’ll find stuff like additional pieces of paints, plaster, woodchips wood, and metal filings. While they are rather rough and textured materials, they can truly add some flavour and coarseness to an album – if that’s the look you are going for.

There are a lot of places you can search around your home for cheap scrapbooking items – and I’m sure there are a bunch of places in your home that I haven’t covered that you could search.

For heaps more simple and cheap scrapbooking tips check out Janette Miller’s site now where you can also get 10 free scrapbook layouts!

An Introduction to Album Scrapbooking

So you’re interested in starting album scrapbooking? Great! For those of you who aren’t sure what this is, here’s a fast rundown. A scrapbook isn’t a photo album. A photo album has a collection of arranged photos presented in a plain and structured layout for ease and speed of viewing a large number of photographs.

A Scrapbooking album has no set number of photos on each page. There can be simply one image or a complete collage of pictures. The idea behind scrapbooking is to make a theme and fit the pictures into it. This is done {through} complicated decoration of the pages round the photographs to enhance and convey the theme.

Before beginning, you will have to have a collection of photographs around a certain theme. This can be an event, a celebration or simply a collection of memories of a specific part of yours or somebody else’s life.

With celebration themes, these might be for things like graduations, sporting victories, weddings and milestone birthdays such at 18th’s 21st’s 50th’s and etc. You’ll often have a collection of photographs in a short time span for these sort of events.

For the collection sorts of albums, you’ll find that your photos tend to have been taken over months or years. Things that fall into these albums could be stuff like, early memories, college years or somebody’s time in the army. There truly is no wrong and right when it comes to these kind of albums, they’re for any kind of memories.

Once you have your album planned out, you then set about decorating and organizing the photos as you think fit. Actually the limit here is your imagination. You will need to look up a more detailed guide on decorating a scrapbook for specific examples.

Let me be first to welcome you to the spectacular scrapbooking and wish you happy scrapping!

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Blast From The Past: Vellum Scrapbooking

It comes as not much of a surprise that not everybody has heard about vellum before. But do not feel bad, I had not heard of it either till I was shown some vellum scrapbooking by someone that had done scrapbooking for a while. So what is it?

Vellum is very like leather. It is made of the skin of animals, most commonly goats or sheep. It is much thinner and softer than leather you’ve possibly seen it before used on the skin of drums or on a lampshade. It has been around for centuries and was used as parchment for crucial documents like land deeds or contracts.

So what’s this hot trend with vellum scrapbooking? Well truthfully, there’s not one. This material is a bit more expensive than your standard scrapbooking supplies ( as leather is ) which might make one or two people apprehensive about using it.

It’s almost never considered or consideration of when scrappers are considering materials for their pages. Besides my chum who introduced me to it, I have barely seen people vellum scrapbooking.

However, this shouldn’t be thought of as a disagreeable thing, when I used it, the texture was so soft and interesting that I had many scrappers asking me what it was and where they could get it. It truly made many of them take an interest in the ‘new ‘ material I was using. They were surprised to learn that Vellum had been about for hundreds of years.

This material also looks wonderful in nearly any scrapbook. Besides adding a superb texture, it’s also got a wonderful matte effect, stopping pages from becoming glossy or highly reflective. It has also got the wonderful property of stick-resistance. This was a great side benefit, as many of you could have experienced some of your scrapbook pages sticking together after one or two months of non-browsing.

So there you have it, next time you are combing your brain for concepts or merely hunting for something to give your book a little flair, go for vellum scrapbooking.

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A Whole Book Of Adventure: Your Travel Scrapbook

So you’ve been around the world or merely to a country or 2 and you have taken a heap of photographs and brought souvenirs – fantastic! Now you could just put all of your photographs into a slideshow and give the mementos away, right?

Well, lets be honest, the majority become bored at slide shows and the knick-knacks end up falling behind a book shelf or finish up in a box somewhere. What you need to do is something different, something that will make people perk up and pay particular attention to your holiday memories. You want to make a travel scrapbook.

Your first stop is to collect all your pictures and souvenirs into one place, you might have a lot so make sure your container is sufficiently big enough. Do not forget to include things like maps, train and bus tickets, your aeroplane ticket and things that are specific to that country like candy bar wrappers and tourism pamphlets.

Second, if you went to just one country, great! Which will make your task simpler. If you went to multiple, make sure you keep the country pages together. People looking at your travel scrapbook will be confused if the order goes something similar to, Italy, France, Germany and then Italy again. Group the countries and make sure you clearly label the page when a new country starts.

Lastly, attempt to capture the feeling and essential nature of the country you were in. Was it a warm temperate climate, make the pages yellows, oranges or warm greens. Was it cold, snowy or rain a lot? Blues, greens and greys here are your friend. The purpose of your travel scrapbook is to give people the sensation of what it was like to visit that country.

Following these straightforward steps, you will be able to give your friends a glance of the experiences you had on your world journey!

For more awesome information about making your own travel scrapbook go to Janette Millers blog right now and discover how to download 10 free scrapbooking layouts.

How Scrapbooking Punches Can Help You Save Money

Do you want to scrapbook? This is an enjoyable and intriguing hobby, and one that many like to follow. Actually it’s become a real passion for many. Unfortunately though, it can become quite pricey, especially because you need so many additional things that you can only use once, like paper, and stickers, for example. Because this is a “consumable hobby”, you are going to be spending money not just once, but every time he do it.

How Scrapbooking Punches Can Help You Save Money

Fortunately, punches can help you save cash when you are scrapbooking. This is because you reuse them over and over, thus saving some of the money you would typically use for stickers or other pricey ‘single use’ items.

At the same time, they diminish some of the tedium that will show itself if you’ve got to continually cut shapes out by hand. You can of course save yourself a few dimes by doing this if, however cookie cutter types really do make a much better alternative.

Finding Them “On-The-Cheap”

If you’re truly talented and you need to have a go at this, you can try making your own punches, but most people prefer to buy their’s ready-made.

There are a number of places to find punches and their costs can range significantly. A few things to think about when choosing a one is how flexible it is going to be for a selection of different projects and most vitally, your budget. It’s easy to get carried away with scrapbooking so it is important to hold to a budget to be sure you don’t over spend.

Sharpening “Used Ones”

It's correct that with used punches, you will have an issue with a few of them being dull. But pushing them through a sheet of tin foil (heavy is best) will probably sharpen them up nicely so that you get a load more use out of them. You can also gently sand the edges if putting it through foil does not work to sharpen the edges.

To get more great concepts for scrapbooking punches go to Janette Miller’s internet site, where you may also be in a position to download ten inspiring free scrapbooking layouts.

5 Great Inexpensive Ideas For Scrapbook Charms

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.

Buttons

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.

Pushed Leaves

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.

Old Keys

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.

Sea Shells

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.

To get more awesome concepts for scrapbook charms visit Janette Miller’s website, where you may also be well placed to download lots of free scrapbooking layouts.