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Scrapbooking: Produce Original Gifts Easily!
Author: Dana Goldberg

Scrapbooking, like homemade card making, is becoming an increasingly popular pastime. Many people have turned their hobby into a business as well as providing fantastic gifts for the family and friends. If you are thinking of taking up scrapbooking either as a hobby or a potential business then you should first learn the basics. Basic scrapbooking kits are available that are inexpensive and contain all the necessary, albeit slightly basic, equipment you will initially require.

Scrapbooking kits will usually include a number of designs for you try out as well as the equipment you need to do them. In some cases, this equipment can be specialized and may only be used once but in other cases you may be able to use it again and again for future scrapbooking projects. However, as you progress and gain more confidence as wall as ability it is usual to progress into creating your own unique designs and ideas.

If you are creating scrapbooks to hand out as gifts on birthdays or other events then personalizing them is absolutely essential. Many people use scrapbooking to create a sort of diary of a particular day and in the case of a birthday you could scrapbook the events that occurred on the day the recipient was born. Alternatively, for anniversaries or weddings you could put together a scrapbook that looks at the couple’s lives together.

Whatever theme or personal touch you choose for a scrapbook you should easily be able to produce original gifts that your family members of your loved ones will cherish. As you get better and you have more experience you will undoubtedly introduce new techniques to your creation and you may develop your own style. There are online classes as well as instructional books that will help you with your chosen hobby.

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Dana Goldberg is the editor of Scrapbooking Tips. On her website you will find scrapbooking tips, techniques, and suppliers.

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