Check out these winter scrapbooking
projects for Christmas.
Not sure what to do with old
Christmas and other holiday cards? Create scrapbooking gifts
tags for the next year. Cut out the front of the card in creative
shapes, like stars, letters, toys and more. Write to and from
on the back. Cut out the main picture on the card (such as Santa
or the Nativity), punch a hole in it and tie to your packages.
Not sure how you can afford
the stamps for sending cards this season? With some creative
scrapbooking, you can make post-cards out of those old cards
(whether holiday, birthday, anniversary or other). It can be
pretty, humorous, whatever you want it to be.
You can also make gift bags
for the following year as well as scrapbooking embellishments,
table place cards and tree ornaments for your next holiday party.
Finally, you could donate your
cards for scrapbooking and other craft projects to local schools,
senior centers, church groups, a local scrapbook club, and various
youth centered groups such as the girl and boy scouts of America.
New Years Scrapbooking
New Years winter scrapbooking
projects include creating a scrapbooking timeline or what has
also been called a time-capsule. Included in this year in review
for your scrapbook might be headlines of important news events
of the past year, receipts showing the price of various grocery
items such as milk and bread, brochures or postcards from family
vacations, your children's drawings and any other type of memorabilia
to capture the vintage moment of that present time.
Ideas for your scrapbooking
treasures can involve your best and worst memories, a favorite
movie, past-time, and major milestones. Scrap your New Year's
resolutions and the hopes and dreams for the coming year. Use
photos in your scrapbooking timeline as you photograph your home,
car, clothes, furniture pieces and hairstyles.
Valentines Day Scrapbooking
The month of February brings
with it the celebration of Valentines Day. There exist many things
about this day to love. Here are a few Valentines Day scrapbooking
ideas to consider for your Valentines Day scrapbook or for a
valentine gift idea.
Find a photograph. The photo
does not have to have been taken on Valentine's Day. One from
another occasion of the both of you will work just fine. For
instance, I have a photo of my husband and me at my sister's
wedding reception before we were married. That would be a lovely
picture in a Valentines Day scrapbook page.
Choose a page title. Pick something,
for example, from a favorite or popular love song, a phrase from
a poem or a novel or use common terms like Soul-mates, Sweethearts,
I Love You, and Be Mine.
Choose romantic page elements
such as hearts or roses. Other scrapbooking elements for a romantic
theme would be white lace, satin ribbon, red bows or Victorian-style
accents. For an entirely different project I used small dried
roses in a layout and it turned out beautiful. These elements
work well when you are working with shadowboxes.
Add color. Red is a popular
color for Valentine's Day. For something different, try more
white and pink using red or even black as an accent. Scenes from
Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink come to mind for ideas in
color and colorful phrases.
Add your Valentines Day cards
for decoration. Make a pocket on the page for holding the cards
you gave to each other. Include your children's Valentine Cards
and how they feel about the holiday as well. Return to it and
read the sentiments inside anytime you want.
This next one is a favorite
of mine. Write love letters. Do this through journaling in your
Valentine layout. Use title ideas for prompts in your scrapbook
journaling. Also include handwritten love letters given at any
time of the year or further back. A form of this idea I have
on one of my scrapbook pages. During the time my husband and
I were dating, we left quick little notes to each other using
photos from Webshots in our emails. I saved these and put them
on at least a couple pages of my scrapbook. I used the phrase
"You've Got Mail" from a movie title with Tom Hanks
and Meg Ryan.
Finally, dedicate a page in
your winter wonderland scrapbook to your Valentine expressing
the reasons why you love him or her.
Again, in your winter scrapbooking
quest, whatever you choose to reminisce in your winter wonderland
scrapbook, remember that it is your winter solstice you are scrapbooking
and journaling about. Let these ideas inspire you this winter
season to create a dialogue between you and those you love or
at least open awareness to your own thoughts and feelings. Happy
Sharon Olvera is passionate
about all things scrapbooking and feels strongly that family
memories are very important and worth preserving properly. She
started scrapbooking in the year 2000, beginning with family
photos of her much loved nieces and nephews. She believes one
of the most important things in life is to remember and be remembered
and that is, in part, what scrapbooking is about.