Return to the Scrapbooks Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Starting a Scrapbook for Grandchildren

Posted by Florindae (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 1, 02 at 11:55

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.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Starting a Scrapbook for Grandchildren

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

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Scrapbooks Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here