I once visited our community library. There was a space provided for the best student outputs in different subjects. What really caught my attention were the beautifully crafted scrapbooks. The designs and were amazingly creative. There was one project there in which paper and cardboard were burned on the edges instead of using scissors. The scrapbooks were very attractive.


Everyone who loves making scrapbooks are very observant about the style, design, color, content and the over-all presentation of their work. The artistry that goes into every scrapbook has been recognized worldwide and scrapbook making has greatly improved thru the years. This hobby is becoming more fun because so many people are into it. There are even gatherings, meetings, classes and trainings on scrapbook making in many places. Stores are aware of this trend and are giving special offers and discounts to scrapbook makers. Contests in making scrapbooks are no longer rare and they are sponsored by organizations and business groups. There are also websites and blogs in the internet that gives information for scrapbook makers and for those who are interested in it.

Creating an artwork making scrapbooks could be a rewarding activity. It is an interesting and very useful hobby to keep your mind busy on beautiful designs, colors and materials. However, the rising costs of materials such as specialized paper have prevented some of us in making our treasured moments special.

There are presently a lot of ideas about scrapbooking in the internet. All you have to do is to keep a list or bookmark these websites. Thousands of different ideas are available for you at no cost at all. Sometimes all you need is a user name to access thousands of money saving ideas. Even photo prints are available for free which are usually referred to as royalty free photos.

The internet is a rich source of materials for your scrapbook. There are quotes, cards, poems and an unlimited supply of visual presentations which can enrich your ability in making your scrapbook. You simply have to arrange your file according to subject or type. You will also be appreciated if you share your ideas to friends thru the internet.

Also look around your house to use free materials. I have seen beautifully designed photo albums, cards and frames which utilized inexpensive and recycled materials. Even the photos were photocopies and pictures were taken from magazines. Owners claim they spent practically nothing on these projects which could have been very expensive.

The savings you make in your scrapbook project depend mainly on your ability to recycle. I once observed how my uncle transformed a broken chandelier into several beautifully designed lamp holders which were bought by a neighbor at a handsome price. This impressed upon me the idea that recycling not only saves money but can also generate money. In making a scrapbook, you are encouraged to go into recycling. Yes, there are trendy designs you can make even when using recycled materials.

Materials for your scrapbook are cheaper by the dozen. Another way to save in scrapbook making is thru purchase of materials in bulk or wholesale prices. In order to avail of lower prices, you and your friends or together with other people make a bulk purchase. Collecting discount coupon another way to save on prices of materials. Make a collection of these from magazines and other items you have previously bought. There are items for your scrapbook which you can avail using these coupons.

A scrapbook enthusiast is always fond of collecting pictures from magazines and other sources. These pictures are very good substitutes for stickers. Very often, they even look more colorful and stylish.

It takes only a little knowledge and lots of interest in order to make scrapbook. Keeping in mind the pointers we have suggested in order to make the hobby as inexpensive as possible, scrapbook making would be enjoyable and even profitable.