Scrapbooking thread

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Hi, at the minute I make greeting cards and I want to get into scrapbooking. I thought it would be nice to have a thread similar to the card making one where people can share bargains, tips and photos of their work. As a complete novice I could do with a bit of advice and inspiration. I was thinking of subscribing to scrapbook inspirations magazine as you get a free gift. I wondered if the magazine was any good, and whether this was worth doing?
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  • Mrs_BonesMrs_Bones Forumite
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    I like the Scrapbook Inspirations magazine Melissa. I don't subscribe but if the free gift is something you would use then it's probably a good deal.
    There is a forum called UKscrappers that is really good and you might want to check that out, it's a great place to get inspirations and find like minded people.
    What size where you thinking of doing?
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  • melissa75_2melissa75_2 Forumite
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    I had a mad moment and bought a few mini accordion kits - by K & Co., they were quite a good price, but I think I should have had a go first before spending loads of money. I'm worried now that I won't be any good at it. I wanted to give a few as xmas presents.
    The deal in scrapbook inspirations was a large K & Co. kit that had a couple of mini albums in it - it looked really nice. Do you often get freebies with the magazine itself?
    I also wanted to try decorating notebooks, boxes etc with scrapbooking supplies, have you done this before? I would love to see some of your pages, so that I can see how its done, I've just got to pluck up the courage to do it myself now. I have just sent a load of pictures off to be develpoed, I uploaded them on the photobox website (and got 40 prints free for registering), so I'm waiting for those to come back!
  • Mrs_BonesMrs_Bones Forumite
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    Hi Melissa
    You don't tend to get any free gifts with the Scrapbook Inspirations mag anymore, they use to do them often but then just stopped them.

    I love to decorate notebooks, these are nice to give with journal jars, I did quite a few of them last christmas.and make my own mini books. Have you had a go a maze books they are really easy to make out of a sheet of 12 x 12 card and make great gifts. I will try to find out how to upload a layout or two for you to look at as well.

    Photobox are good I use them, and they normally deliver them really quick.
    [FONT=&quot]“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
  • melissa75_2melissa75_2 Forumite
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    My Mum got me a digital camera for my birthday so I took loads of pictures of my kids. It had a function on it where you could turn the photo into black and white, so I did that and I am hoping when I get them back they will be develpoed like that. I thought these would go nice in a scrapbook for my Mum.
    I saw a thread somewhere for Photobox, I had never heard of them before, and I got £5 cashback from quidco for registering, so I got quite a good deal. I don't have a printer so I was saved a trip to the Asda to get them done.
    I saw some fabulous kits by k and Co. for making frames and address books. My favourite was a hannah file folder kit. The papers in it were gorgeous! Just the sort of thing my Mum would love! Do you have a particular favourite company whose products you buy? I saw another offer for papercraft inspirations magazine where you subscribe and get a free Laura Ashley kit that I am also tempted by.
    Thanks so much for all your help so far!
  • rainmacrainmac Forumite
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    Hi melissa, I've used Photobox/ Orange photos (same company) and have used Snapfish recently - really good company, great choice of picture sizes and photo gifts and got some great offer codes on MSE site too. Cost less than getting them done in the supermarket and they get delivered to the door :D .

    Have you got your scrapbooks yet, started anything? How's it going?
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  • rainmacrainmac Forumite
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    Mrs_Bones wrote: »
    Hi Melissa
    You don't tend to get any free gifts with the Scrapbook Inspirations mag anymore, they use to do them often but then just stopped them.

    I love to decorate notebooks, these are nice to give with journal jars, I did quite a few of them last christmas.and make my own mini books. Have you had a go a maze books they are really easy to make out of a sheet of 12 x 12 card and make great gifts. I will try to find out how to upload a layout or two for you to look at as well.

    Photobox are good I use them, and they normally deliver them really quick.

    Hi Mrs Bones, you sound like a seasoned scrapper! :rotfl: I've only had a go at one 6x6 album to give as a gift but really enjoyed it. Am hoping to make lots of my presents this year ranging from food items, hampers, cross stitch things...and wondered if I could do something with scrapbooking. Would love to see a maze book - sounds really interesting! :D Also what exactly is a journal jar? Do you buy these or make them yourself? Any advice/ guidance would be great! And pics if you can!!! :T
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  • rainmacrainmac Forumite
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    Meant to say above that I gave my dad his scrapbook of my boys on Thursday and he thought it was great! Really pleased he liked it. I added some stitching to the book (names and DOBs in backstitch on fabric) which made it seem even more 'homemade'. :D
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  • mary43mary43 Forumite
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    Glad there's a thread for this. I've a whole load of photo albums I want to re-organize into some sort of order (holidays, grandchildren etc.) and thought about doing them 'scrapbook' style if you know what I mean. I need to get some more books or albums and I can get those bit by bit ..........did think about ring binders and decorating them a bit so any ideas I'd be grateful for.
    Mary

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  • melissa75_2melissa75_2 Forumite
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    Rainmac - I still haven't started yet! I think I'll be making cards today. What with father's day tomorrow, then on Monday its the other half's Dad's birthday and OH's grandad's birthday. So I've got to sort 3 cards for us to send, then the mother-in-law needs 3 cards too - aaahhhhh!
  • rainmacrainmac Forumite
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    Found this site today http://www.cardcraft-uk.co.uk/index.php and they stock loads of K&Co papers, embellishments etc, pretty good prices and free p&p on everything (as far as I can tell). I've ordered the K&Co Rough & Tumble scrapbook pad, chipboard letters and a set of embellishments to get me going with door hangers for boys. Should have loads of the paper left to also get me started with a scrapbook of my own. Think this will have to be an after Xmas project!
    :wave: If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain :wave:
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