Creative Scrapbooking Ske
Scrapbooking Free Idea
Ideas and tips towards Scrapbooking for free
By Wes Waddell
Scrapbooking may seem not an expensive hobby when compared to for
instance golf, where in you have to buy a thousand dollars worth of
equipment or perhaps dancing, the lessons of which, can be really hard
on the pocket books; but that is where you are wrong...
If you don't watch it, scrapbooking can be even more expensive in the
long run. This is because as you become more and more addicted with the
scrapbook hobby, you almost always need updated tools and equipment.
What is scary for many though about your scrapbooking hobby is the fact
that you can't really watch out for your expenses because it is
relatively taken in small bites. You just end up paying more because of
the quantity that you buy and the frequency that you buy the materials
Still, if you really want to. You donít have to shell out so much.
Scrapbooking need not be expensive. Below are some tips and idea to help
you scrapbook for free (or if not free, way below what you are spending
Watch the tools
One of the things that make the "old" traditional hand scrapbooking so
expensive for most people is their constant need to have every tool
imaginable. Whatever is in the market that they don't already have,
die-hard scrapbookers buy them. In many cases, even if they already have
something close that performs almost the same functions.
It is important to remember that you don't really have to buy expensive
tools to create great scrapbooks. With even the oldest and out of date
materials, you can still create memorable eye catching pages with just
your creativity in tow. And, with your computer as your partner... you
can really save a bundle and do things that hand scrappers of only just
a few years ago couldn't even imagine.
Recycle and reuse
There are a lot of things in your home that you can use to add flavor
and texture to your pages. You don't have to, for instance, buy stickers
for your scrapbook in craft stores. You can achieve the same look, maybe
even a better look, if you cut out graphics in magazines and in old
greeting cards. Stationeries are another great source of graphics that
you can use. Use the computer to print out literally millions of digital
scrapbook design elements.
Your old clothes can also be very useful. In fact, every inch of your
old clothes can be used as decoration from the fabric to the zipper and
the buttons. If you have an attic with a boxful of old clothes that you
no longer wear, raid it and put those fabrics to good use. not only have
you managed to rid the house of clutter, you have also put a lot of
creative design into your scrapbook pages. Many of the same textured
looks can also be accomplished now with the new digital scrapbook
templates and elements and can be used over and over and over again that
Make your own scrapbook and cover or binder
Most people who do their own scrapbooks buy prepared ones in craft
stores and then decorate them with added elements and stuff. Prepared
scrapbooks that are blank can really cost you a lot and this is
unfortunate as most of these scrapbooks that are being sold can be
easily done and completed in the home.
If you have lots of time, just make your own scrapbook the old
traditional hand scrapped way. The cheapest way to go is of course to
make your own paper through recycling or printing it yourself from your
computer using digital scrapbook templates and elements or backgrounds.
When you use your computer, you are also always ensured that you'll
never run out of the page you need, just print a new one. While the old
traditional hand scrapped methods may take forever and may be really
tedious to do... you'll find that creating scrapbook pages on your
computer with digital templates and elements takes only minutes and
makes creating copies of family and friends only a print button away.
Talk about a cost savings over buying everything in multiples for a hand
If you still prefer the old hand scrapping methods... and that's fine,
to each their own. Another way to save a little cash is to buy recycled
papers in bulk or any kinds of paper in bookstores and then cut or tear
and compile them yourself by sewing the sides or gluing them together.
This will be cheaper than buying an already-made multi colored set. What
is more, you get to choose the design that you want and put some spin on
the kind of scrapbook that you are doing.
Of course, you can also achieve all of this digitally and not spend a
dime on trying different designs until you hit the print button.
What's more, digital or computer scrapbooking is never an all or nothing
proposition. User just the prints of art and the printed journaling
titles and notes if that's all you need. Or, you can finish the entire
page including the photos and just print the finished page when you are
done. As much or as little as you want, it's totally under your control.
I'll tell you one thing though that you cannot do with an old
traditional hand scrapped scrapbook... you can't have it made into a
real hardbound book complete with custom designed cover like you can
with a digital scrapbook. At least not without scanning it and turning
it into digital format first... but that's a whole different story.
Now, it's time to get in there and get scrapping, while saving a little
cash at the same time.
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