Who doesn’t have a box or bag filled
with old family photos just hidden away somewhere in the closet
or on a shelf. These are family treasures and should be displayed
for all to enjoy. But where do you start when you have hundreds
of pictures to go through? Well, you could start by sectioning the
pictures by dates or events.
If you are the type of person who writes
dates on the backs of pictures than this
task may be a little easier, however,
do not be discouraged if you do not have
a clue. Categorizing pictures can be done
by event or occasion to make things a
little easier. You might try putting all
your Christmas pictures together and continue
to group the others the same way and deal
with one pile of pictures at a time.
Pictures can be cut to size - Many times there is too much
background or pictures are not properly centered. By cutting them
to a better size you can put better display the subject. Pictures
that are different sizes and shapes can add a nice flavor to your
Adding Backgrounds - You can cut pieces of colored paper
slightly larger than pictures to give it the border effect. Adding
a border will accentuate each picture and make your scrapbook more
Adding Text - Writing a little
something about each picture really personalizes
a scrapbook. It adds a something more
to the project that friends and family
will really enjoy.
Drawing pictures - You can get the whole family involved
by adding little signature drawings next to pictures. For example,
if you have beach pictures, you could draw splashes of water or
a beach ball on the page somewhere to personalize the project.
Scrapbooking can be a great way to encapsulate memories in many
different ways. Don’t stick to just pictures, you could add
in certificates, cards and any other types of memorabilia.
We also provide links to many other web sites dealing with scrapbooking.
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