Scrapbooking has become a very popular hobby, and for many reasons. Not only is it a lot of fun, but it is also a creative way to preserve and exhibit your photo collection. When displayed in a scrapbook, photos are often more interesting to look at as compared to simply being displayed in a photo album. There are so many unique papers and embellishments to pick from that you can essentially customize a scrapbook page to perfectly accentuate and display your pictures. Scrapbooking is also a creative activity that the entire family can enjoy together. If you are searching for a fun family pastime, here are a few quick and basic scrapbook project suggestions to get you started.
Displaying Embellished Pages Within a Frame
Just because the majority of scrapbook pages are viewed in albums doesn't mean they cannot be displayed inside picture frames if desired. This method of display can be especially effective if you have a handful of pages that turn out particularly nice. It is also an excellent way to provide a constantly changing display of pictures in your home. You can switch a page from an album to a picture frame, then trade it with another page when you would like a difference in decor. To create these pages as a family activity, provide everyone with a nice selection of photos. If you are working with children, it can be a good decision to give them scanned and reprinted copies of the photographs, instead of the original ones. Although you could simply print as many copies as you want, if you're working with a digital camera. Give everybody a piece of scrapbook cardstock to use as a base for the page. Ensure that there are many papers, stickers, grommets, and other crafty items to work with. If the kids are small, be sure to only use safety scissors. Some kids also really have fun with using scissors that are specially designed to create fun and wavy edges. You can create pages that go with a theme, such as a memorable holiday, vacation trip, or even your family pet. When finished, display your favorite pages in basic scrapbook picture frames.
If you find that your family truly enjoys scrapbooking, you can make it a regular activity. Monthly or even weekly days set aside just for scrapbooking can often be a fun event for everybody in the family. Make sure that everybody has his or her own individualized scrapbooks to work on. Everybody should feel free to design and decorate their scrapbook to suit their tastes. Don't forget, when it comes to adorning photos with paper and other decorations, there truly is no right or wrong way. During each day of scrapbooking everybody can work on any number of pages, many or few. Each person in the family will have their own particular pace; some will work all day on one highly embellished page, while others will create numerous pages that are more simple in their composition. You will most likely find that scrapbooking together as a family will help you develop a whole new appreciation for the importance of taking plenty of family photos. You may even discover that these scrapbooking sessions you arrange every week or month just may become your family's new favorite activity to do!
Don't forget that one of the most important reasons people do scrapbooking is because it's fun. So just enjoy hanging out with your family, relaxing and enjoying your time together.
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