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Scrapbooking Tips And Tricks For Photos And Images

When you're incorporating pictures of any kind into your scrap book, why not set them off with an unusual finish? This could be an original idea for a border or frame -- or an arrangement of several items on the page to add a little drama. Here are a couple of tips that might do well for a children's album -- perhaps a keepsake baby scrapbook, or just a page for a boy or girl.

Adding Dimension To Your Photos

One good way to add dimension to images is to use double stick foam squares. These are pieces of double stick foam tape that literally allow items to pop out at your reader adding realism to items. This trick is especially useful in children's art and educational scrapbooks.

Simply cut the foam tape into whatever shape and size you want. Then, attach to shape onto your scrapbook page. These 3D foam squares are available from most craft suppliers.

Pop Up Windows To Enhance Baby Scrapbooks

Everyone who has ever read with children knows how much they love pop-up books. And very young children adore those books in which they 'lift the flap' to find what's hidden in the picture underneath. So why not build some pop up windows into your baby boy or girl scrapbook?!

This fun trick allows items to be viewed and then hidden once again. It's a great technique for educational scrapbooks where text outside the window asks a question and the answer is held inside the window.

To make a pop up window, divide a piece of paper into three sections. This paper can either match, complement, or contrast with your background color. Next, paste the middle section of your pop up window to your background. Place your object or photograph on top of this middle section. Then, simply close the window.

A nice bow or other embellishment can also be added onto the outside of these windows to add an elegant touch.

Nigel Patterson is a writer on arts and crafts and the publisher of Create Your Own Scrapbooks, a website devoted to scrapbook ideas, tips and tricks.

Visit his website for new and imaginative scrapbook techniques -- so you can maintain your most treasured mementos and present them artistically for you, your family and your friends to enjoy.


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