Free Scrapbook Stuff
by Emily Burson
Free Scrapbook stuff is everywhere!
One of the many benefits of the internet for the craft person
is the amazing amount of free stuff that is out there for us to
use and find. Free scrapbook stuff is probably the easiest to
find. Sure, templates and professional equipment may cost something,
but if you are just looking for accents and ideas for pages, all
you really need to do is log on to the internet and begin your
Free scrapbook stuff ranges from free pages and templates to
graphics and stuff to make your pictures stand out. Here are some
ideas for you:
Free Scrapbook Stuff to Get You Started
Are you working on the very first page of your very first scrapbook
and unsure of what you need to do? Start by deciding what you
want on that page picture-wise. After that, hop online to look
for free templates and basic strategies. Most scrapbooking companies
will give you free pointers in an effort to get you to purchase
their supplies. That is all well and good, but remember, the point
of this article is free scrapbook stuff!
Free Scrapbook Stuff to Make Your Page Stand
Once you have the basic idea for your page, look for things to
make your page stand out. Free Scrapbook stuff includes everything
from online logos from websites and books about your topic. With
a color printer, you can print out everything you need to give
your page color.
If you are doing a vacation scrapbook, keep your eyes open while
you are on your trip. Don't be afraid to swipe matchbook covers,
anything that is free for the taking will
make great free scrapbook stuff later as you are assembling your
memories. Take everything while you are on the trip. Don't worry
about being discerning; you won't know what you need or want until
you begin the layout process. Even if you do not know if you want
to make a scrapbook of your trip, collect stuff anyway. There
is nothing more frustrating than getting home, deciding you want
to create a scrapbook, and realizing the perfect accent would
be that placemat you saw in the little bed and breakfast on the
beach you didn't pick up!
Free scrapbook stuff doesn't stop there! If you want something
to offset the background of your page, have your child color a
picture and use it as a background. Sketch waves for your beach
scene or a mountain for that trip to the peak that you took. There
is always something you can do, and the more free scrapbook stuff
you gather, the less expensive putting together your memories
Free scrapbook stuff is everywhere; you just have
to just know where to look.
It is no secret that creating a scrapbook can be an expensive
endeavor if you are not careful. The cost of stickers and templates
can make a simple project into a month-long commitment if you
let it. To make your scrapbooking experience as enjoyable as possible,
look for free scrapbook stuff everywhere you go.
Emily Burson is a 2001 graduate of Indiana
University in Bloomington, Indiana. She worked for a year
as a full time copywriter before getting a job at her
church, Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. She works at the
church full time and loves it. She loves to read and write,
and believes that children's books and young adult literature
contain some of the most powerful lessons and messages
that the written word has to offer. She is an avid scrapbooker
and loves to travel, having been to Costa Rica, Venezuela,
and Honduras, as well as many states.
If you would like to contact her about her writing, craft
ideas, or book reviews, email her at erburson@ gmail.com.
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