Starting a Scrapbook for Grandchildren

florindaeJuly 1, 2002

Hello Crafters,

I am new to this site and hope to get some pointers on my project that I am about to start.

In the last two years I have collected many small mementos such as Birthdaycards, pressed flowers from outings etc. which relate to my grandchild.

I would like to combine some of this items in a scrapbook since the parents seem not to save anything for her.

My question is: do you make your own scrapbooks to add items in or is there a source for ideas for these books??

I could not locate any in the town I live.

Any suggestions would be very welcome.


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I've attached a link to an article I found for getting started. I got started after being invited to a scrapbook party for a chain supplier. I made up two pages there, but the lady wouldn't sell me the full size paper without going to more of her parties so I didn't buy her scrapbooks. (They are nice, but very expensive.) I found out that I could buy basic templates, paper, scissors, etc. at Wal-Mart. I pretty much did my own thing for a while, but I look for ideas now and you can buy idea books. Do a web search, there are several on-line places that sell supplies. I get most of mine from a local scrapbook store. I did try out the twopeasinabucket site recently. It had more variety than I have locally, but they were out of a lot of the paper colors that I wanted.

As far as a basic scrapbook, I've migrated to a scrapbook comparable to a 3 ring binder. I use the acid free protector sheets to store my pages. This works well for me because my two year likes to look at the pages and touch things.

I try to include things in my books that are acid free lignin free, but there are exceptions. For the baby books, I have pregnancy tests, hospital bills, hospital wrist bands, locks of hair, etc. The locks of hair are in little clear envelopes that are made just for scrapbooking. I could work around the acid, lignin content of the other things by photocopying it or taking pictures, but I want originals.

Check out the article and have fun.

Here is a link that might be useful: Getting started

    Bookmark   July 3, 2002 at 2:29PM
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