I just came across this little article by NatureMom, Tiffany Washko, and as I haven’t written about scrapbooking lately other than in relation to back-to-school craft, I thought to post it here, as it is time to think about creating XMAS gifts. If you have a long list, you have to start early. And I personally find that some scrapbooking craft activities do have some lead-time associated with them.
But of course, Tiffany, points out, don’t ONLY consider scrapbooking gifts for XMAS…. they are year-round treasures!
“Scrapbooking has become a nice hobby for you to creatively display some of your favorite pictures. If everyone raves about your abilities as a scrapbooking genius, you might want to create a scrapbook to give as a gift for those who don’t have the talent or the time to make beautiful keepsakes like you do!
It’s easy to shop online or mosey into a local store and pick up a present for someone you love. But a personalized gift means you’ve put your heart into it – and it will be far more treasured than a department-store gift would be.
Is someone you know having an anniversary? The first year of marriage is the paper anniversary – an ideal time to deliver a scrapbook of memories to a bride and groom just starting their lives together.
Older couples would also enjoy scrapbook keepsakes to look back on the years they’ve spent together. Put together a scrapbook that shows as much as you can share about the couple, but add some blank pages so that each of them can add their own memories to the scrapbook form their own perspective.
Milestone birthdays are another perfect opportunity to give a scrapbook as a gift. Someone turning 40 would enjoy an “Over-the-Hill” scrapbook that shows their lives up to that point – providing they have a good sense of humor.
Someone who’s retiring might also love a scrapbook that shares their time spent with a company. To many, their work family is an integral part of their lives, and having a scrapbook to look back on and remember the people and place would be a gift they treasure for years.
Your themed pages could include ladder climbing, showing their progress as they were promoted up in the ranks. Add a few blank pages to include pictures and mementos (as well as notes) about the retirement party itself.
Scrapbooks are great gifts to give someone for holidays or everyday occasions. They’re easy and fun to make and show you put a lot of thought into the gift. Scrapbooks that have photos of the past bring an overwhelming amount of happy memories they can relive and enjoy all over again.”
Quality Scrapbooking Supplies
I just found these quality scrapbooking supplies. Aren’t these papers just fabulous??!! They are handmade. I love them.
As well, the papers themselves would make a great gift for a crafty teen who’s just gone back-to-school…. and who wants to do some of my paper craft projects.
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Shizen Decorative Paper Assortments- Blue/Violet/MauveThese packages of decorative paper are breathtaking. Each one features a color co-ordinated selection of papers ideal for scrapbooking rubber stamping collage bookmaking card making and more. The papers included are embossed screenprinted flocked stitched and decorated with glitter and metallic colors. The packages also include two small packets of color co-ordinated embellishments. One package will give you endless possibilities! Each package contains 10 4×4 inch sheets 10 4×5 inch sheets 10 4×6 inch sheets and two embellishment packets. Made in India. This packet features papers in a blue/violet/mauve color scheme.
You can find a long list of scrapbooking crafts here at FineCraftGuild.com.