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Scrapbooking: 100 Techniques with 25 Projects

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Book Name: Scrapbooking: 100 Techniques with 25 Projects

Author: Sarah Beaman

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1-55297-959-8

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 144

Illustrations: color photos

Experience Required: Beginner

Book Review

Following an introduction from the author there is a section outlining the tools and equipment required to create the layouts in Scrapbooking: 100 Techniques (…). There are descriptions accompanying the photos of the tools and equipment as well as an important paragraph on the use of acid free products. Half the book is dedicated to instruction on the different techniques; covers and pages (i.e. embroidering a title), decorating backgrounds (i.e. use of patterned backgrounds), decorating edges (i.e. machine stitching), preparing photographs (i.e. photo mosaic) and sticking and fixing (i.e. eyelets), that will play a big part in the creating the 25 projects included in the second half of the book.

The information that is included in this book, the technique instruction pages and the step-by-step instructions (with photos) for the projects is very valuable for first time scrapbookers. The style of the step-by-step instructions with photos is a bit different than in other books because the instructions aren’t always directly below or beside the photo they represent. The instructions and photos are numbered separately so you can easily make the connection when recreating a layout. Also handy is a list that outlines the materials and techniques used for each project. It is included on the first page of the project instructions and refers back to the page where the use of that particular material or technique was demonstrated for easy access.

I like the brief overview at the beginning of the Projects portion of the book. It wets your appetite with a photo sample of some of the projects. The Projects section of this book is divided into Vacation Memories, Baby Memories, Childhood Memories, Romantic Memories and Family Memories. The templates required for the layouts in this book are at the back of the book. When a template is essential in the recreation of a layout it is indicated in the Materials and Techniques list on the first page of the project instructions. There is also a bonus section containing Motifs and Mottoes in case you can’t think of the creative words you want to use to embellish your treasured photos. Scrapbooking: 100 Techniques with 25 Projects plus a Swipefile of Motifs and Mottoes is a great resource for scrapbookers of all experience levels because it has technique instructions for beginners and interesting and creative layout ideas (using a wide variety of materials and techniques) for everyone else.


  • In the Snow (vacation memories layout)
  • Dare to Dream (baby memories layout)
  • A Day in My Life (baby memories layout)
  • Trick or Treat (childhood memories layout)
  • Ellie and Kelly (romantic memories layout)
  • Faithful Friends (family memories layout)

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