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Scrapbooking is a fun hobby anyone can get into, even if you don't consider yourself particularly crafty. So grab some photos and card stock and prepare to scrap!
You Will Need
- Purchased album cover or sturdy flat material
- Paper stock
- Hole punch
- Rub-on letters (optional)
Evaluate time, energy, and money
Evaluate the time, energy, and money you wish to invest in creating a scrapbook cover; then budget each accordingly.
Consider cover options
Consider cover options, then decide whether you want to decorate a purchased album or to make a scrapbook cover from scratch.
Decorate a purchased album
Decorate a purchased album with paint, and glue on die-cut images, glitter, ribbon, and charms.
Make a cover from scratch
Make a scrapbook cover from scratch starting with a sturdy, thick, and flat material such as card stock, vinyl, acrylic, wood, or leather.
Wrap the cover
Wrap the cover in fabric, leave it as is, or glue plain or patterned paper stock to the cover material; then decorate it with your choice of embellishments.
Bind cover and pages
Bind the cover and pages by punching holes in the cover aligned with page holes -- then use o-rings to hold it all together. Your treasure is complete and ready for a place of honor on the bookshelf.