Children of all age and even elders prefer to have a scrapbook to keep track records of their writings and achievements. They should learn the art of preparing their own scrapbook during the summer holidays. The main idea behind a scrapbook concept is to collect picture and newspaper clippings on your topic of interest. It saves memories of the past, the present and the future. So make sure your album has pictures of you having loads of fun. This includes collection of letters received from VIPs, special cards of interest, which includes birthday cards etc. special notes or trinkets by sticking pockets on your scrapbook page.
Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbooking is a hobby commonly practiced in many regions of the world. A page from these subject-based scrapbooks might include class schedules, exam booklets, letters from professors, or other printed material from school events. Thus scrapbooks from this era can create a more complete image of their maker’s life.
As a person interested in travelling frequently you can preserve all the vacation brochures, ticket stubs and stick them next to your holiday pictures. It is quite imperative to write small notes under each picture. These write-ups can be pasted in a chronological manner so that you can refer them without much difficulty on a future date. Therefore don’t forget to mention the date about the articles posted in your scrap book. To make it more interesting do creative lettering. You can cut out letters from colourful magazines. If the write-up is about cheerleaders then you can paste their photos. Similarly you can write quotations, poetry and other important messages too. As far as possible keep your pages simple, neat and use an appropriate sticker to cover up any mistake.
To make the scrapbook more attractive, decorate the craft papers with pictures cut in basic shapes like circle, square, rectangle, triangle and oval like shapes. Use your imagination and bring out the best colours that compliment your pictures and memorabilia. You can collect the photos and details of your favourite cricketer and make a scrapbook exclusively. Do stamping to create your patterns. Use coins, jewellery, buttons, ribbons, photos of archaeological importance for pomp and colour. Punch shapes like Polka dots, hearts, stars, flowers from coloured paper to decorate your scrapbook page. Cut coloured papers in relevant shapes and stick your pictures on them like a gardening picture struck on a vegetable shape. Make sure that the scrapbook is for fun and frolic and help to keep memory of the past. It is the best way of spending your summer holidays usefully. Happy Scrap Booking during summer vacation.
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