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Make a Scrapbook Gift: 6 Great Tips

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When was the last time that you made a scrapbook? I’ve got a few gifts to make for friends that have summer birthdays and I’m thinking of making them scrapbooks. I have SO many pictures of great times together, and I think my friends would love to receive a personalized and unique gift celebrating our friendship. For my scrapbook gifts, I want to do a great job and impress my friends. If you aren’t sure where to begin, I recommend Wendy’s Fresh Pic’d Summer app, which is a fun and easy way to get a scrapbook going in minutes. I’ve pulled together some tips to keep in mind as you create.

Are you ready to get started? Click through the jump for my top six scrapbooking tips!

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  • Focal Point 1 of 6
    Focal Point
    Select one photo that will be the focal point of your page - the "star of the show." You should build your layout around this photo.
    Photo by Flickr user Welshdan
  • Graphic Papers 2 of 6
    Graphic Papers
    Use patterned papers to add interest to the page - they are especially nice for creating fun backgrounds. You can also cut sentiments out of paper with words for added embellishment.
    Photo by Flickr user Valerie Renee
  • Handwritten Notes 3 of 6
    Handwritten Notes
    Handwriting can add a special and personal touch to your scrapbook layout. Write names, quotes or even silly messages.
    Photo by Flickr user jamelah
  • Simple Layering 4 of 6
    Simple Layering
    Use a lot of layers to add a special touch. This can be done with papers, chipboard letters or even vellum over a photo.
    Photo by Flickr user kellik
  • Pretty Embellishments 5 of 6
    Pretty Embellishments
    Use copious amounts of embellishments such as paper tape, ribbon, buttons, brads and more.
    Photo by Flickr user cutetape
  • Plenty of Pens 6 of 6
    Plenty of Pens
    Keep a collection of pens on hand for writing messages, adding graphic details and coloring on your scrapbook pages.
    Photo by Flickr user cdharrison

 

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