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Scrapbooking Basics

Scrapbooking basics take you through its history, tools, budgeting, organizing, photography and more. The beginner scrapbooker can start here.

 The history of scrapbooking may help answer what is scrapbooking as well as why and how it came to be. As well as an art, scrapbooking was a method of preserving one’s genealogy. Scrapbooking on a budget is important and possible. Scrapbooking can be an expensive hobby. Learn to use safe methods with different materials, but learn to include it in your life through some scrapbooking basics of various budget scrapbooking ideas. Local shops may carry discount scrapbooking supplies. Warehouses for crafts and hobbies may do the same. Check out scrapbooking sales online and in your favorite scrapbooking stores.

The basics in scrapbooking are an important place to start when it comes to this craft. Everything from books on the subject to magazines on the latest trends is all good, but knowing what it takes to get started scrapbooking is a start. Talk to someone about what you would need in basic scrapbooking supplies and how they are used.

Start slow in accumulating what you need. Start out with a kit if that makes the process easier. Check out your local library for assistance as well as sites like these to learn what you need before you buy. Pick up some scrapbooking advice in ergonomic health.

Other subjects covered will be scrapbooking storage, scrapbook photography and scrapbooking organization. Understanding the art of scrapbooking pictures and the bigger picture of scrapbook photography will add other dimensions of richness and as such belongs in the area of scrapbooking basics.

Scrapbooking organization regards putting things in order so that when we want to practice our art, we don’t spend endless minutes just looking for the right tool, the right scrapbooking workspace, proper scrapbooking storage and more.

I will touch on what kind of scrapbooking tools, generally, you will want to start out with as well as what your choices are in albums for scrapbooking. In addition a common question among many will be addressed in finding time for scrapbooking. Finding time for scrapbooking takes making it a priority if it is something that matters to you. Consider these different ideas on how to make time for scrapbooking in your life.

Don't let the many choices and information out there overwhelm you. Let it guide you. Talk to those who know. Let others ideas inspire your own. Check out the many examples of scrapbooking at Coolest Handmade Crafts. The art of scrapbooking can be as individual as the persons who do it. Still, as a beginner, maybe you would be interested in learning what all goes into a basic scrapbooking layout ?

The basics of scrapbooking include so much more today than anyone would have thought two or three decades ago. Also, you may want to see some other examples of scrapbook layouts as they have been created in a class scrapbooking kind of way.

If you don't see something you were looking for, feel free to visit the contact page. Myself, or others may be able to help. Getting started with the basics of scrapbooking can be an adventure and a way to preserve precious memories.

Basic Elements of Scrapbooking

A Scrapbooking Layout

Matting and Framing

Albums for Scrapbooking

Budget Scrapbooking

Ergonomic Scrapbooking

History of Scrapbooking

Journal Writing


Scrapbooking Organization

Scrapbook Photography

Scrapbooking Storage Ideas

Scrapbooking Tools

Time for Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking - Researching Your Family Tree Scrapbook

Color Ideas for Your Heritage Scrapbooking Album

Scrapbooking Your Favorite Family Memories

Heritage Scrapbooking Ideas

Scrapbooking Craft Emphasis of the Month


Beginner Scrapbooking Embellishments


Scrapbooking Tags

Scrapbooking Die Cuts

Scrapbooking Paper Punches - Giving Your Scrapbook a Little Punch Two!

Vellum Scrapbooking - Using Transparent Embellishments

Wire Craft

Ribbons and Fiber

Premade Accents


Watch Crystals

Scrapbooking Flowers - Scrapbooking with Organics

Metal Accents

Hinges for Scrapbooking

Concho Fasteners





Scrapbook rub-ons

Sheet Protectors

Page Pockets

Scrapbooking for Practical and Meaningful Inspiration

Themes and Subjects

A Scrapbooking Business


Disney Scrapbooking

Digital Scrapbooking

Pet Scrapbooking

Poetry and Scrapbooking

Reality Scrapbooking

Religious Scrapbooking


Story Scrapbooking

Recipe Scrapbooking

Scrapbook Art

Scrapbooking Games

Vintage Scrapbooking

Christian Scrapbooking Blog
The Alcove Activity Calendar
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Advanced  Scrapbooking Techniques

Intermediate and Advanced Embellishment Techniques

3-D Embellishments



Clay (including Polymer Clay)

Color Blocking

Color Wash

Crystal Lacquer

Crumpling Cardstock




Handmade Scrapbooking Embellishments

Image transfers (rubbings)

Metallics - Stamps, Leafing, Rub-Ons


Paints ( Fabric, Acrylic)



Origami and Paper Folding

Paper Craft

Paper Piecing

Pigment Powders



Shrink Plastic



Texture, Creating

Texture Paste


Utee (a.k.a  Crystal effects)



Crafts and Projects

A Scrapbooking Craft

Iris Folding

Luggage Art

Mini Album Scrapbook

Paperbag Art

Personalized Keepsake Boxes

Scrapbook Cards

Shadowbox Frames

The Honeymoon

The Honeymoon Part II

Wedding Scrapbook