Gifts For Scrapbookers And Paper Crafters
As avid scrapbookers we here at sweet gift lists are uniquely qualified to help you find great gifts for scrapbookers and paper crafters! The good news is that there are gifts for every budget!
Warning: This is an extensive list!
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A little scrapbooking history
Didn’t know there was history behind scrapbooking did you?
Many people think scrapbooking is a new concept, but it goes WAY back to the 15th and 16th century.
Many families would have a journal or a family bible where they would paint, draw, as well as journal entries keeping safe and passing down information to decedents.
This was often the family bible as sometimes it would be the only book in some of the poorer family homes.
The current scrapbooking hobby really started in the 1980s and has gained more and more popularity ever since.
What is a scrapbook?
A book to help showcase highlights and memorable events in your or a loved one’s life. This includes pictures, memorabilia, and embellishments.
Interesting Note: Some even include old family recipes.
Basic Scrapbook materials include card stock, an adhesive, scissors, pens, empty scrapbook album, and detail elements.
But, the fun does not stop there! To enhance the experience and to jazz up the scrapbook many techniques and devices have been created.
Basic Materials: Gifts For Scrapbookers and Paper Crafters
Scrapbooks: Empty, Refillable, Albums
Card Stock: Collections, Kits, Sets
There are so many kits available at A Cherry On Top. Click Here to directly to the collections page.
Colored Pencils: While most colored pencil will do, we chose to showcase the professional artist colored pencils as they are a better quality and investment.
Stickers: There are so many types of stickers and there is an endless selection. For the purposes of this blog, we will showcase the ones we liked for the holidays.
Adhesives: Glue, Tape, Glue Sticks, Hot Glue, Hot Glue Gun. Glue Guns can be found at many stores and at a cheaper price. The ones below are professional grade and are slightly more expensive, but they each have temperature control. The cheaper ones do not have temperature control and tend to burn out faster.
Stamp Ink Pads Sets:
Glitter: Any kind of glitter will do. Glitter can be picked up at all crafts stores and most retail stores. Beaware that glitter comes in chunky and fine.
Glitter Glue Sets: There are 2 main brands for glitter glue that are perfect for paper crafts Stickles and Nuvo. We were able to find Stickles in packs on Amazon. Stickles Glitter Glue and Nuvo can be bought individually as well and there are a vast array of colors available.
Intermediate to Advanced
Die Cut Machines
Manuel: Hand Crank
Cricut: Cuddle bug
Make Your Own Stickers Machine
Embossing: is the “processes of creating raised relief images and designs in paper and other materials.” –Wikipedia
There are many techniques and processes to create the embossed effect. The first is by using the hand crank machines above with embossing folders or metal plates. (I have even seen people use a hand crank pasta machine with the folders to achieve the same results as the machines!)
Embossing Folders:Here is an image on Instagram of the result of using embossing folders Instagram Photo.
Another techniques is by using powders, a stamp, a glue stamp adhesive, and a heat gun.
This is a “how to heat emboss” tutorial on the spruce crafts so you can get an idea of what the process looks like. They are using matte colors, but glitter powders are available too.
Glue Stamp Pad:
What else can you do with the materials on this page?
Creating your own cards is another thing you can do with the products on this page.
Custom Gift Tags
You can decoupage just about anything, but our favorite use is to refurbish old furniture! That’s right! Find card stock you love and redecorate your house!
Brianna’s Extremely Short Story:
“I’m bored.” I said
“Get a hobby.” Grandma said.
Thus began the yearlong search for a hobby.
I finally found scrapbooking when I was handed a tub of old photos that needed a permanent home. Little did I know that it would wind up being one of the loves of my life.
I have been scrapbooking ever since.
The projects are endless with supplies and a little creativity. Pinterest is a great place to find project ideas!
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