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Free Scrapbook Stuff

Free scrapbook stuff is everywhere; you just have to know where to look.



Free Scrapbook Stuff
by Emily Burson

Free Scrapbook stuff is everywhere!

One of the many benefits of the internet for the craft person is the amazing amount of free stuff that is out there for us to use and find. Free scrapbook stuff is probably the easiest to find. Sure, templates and professional equipment may cost something, but if you are just looking for accents and ideas for pages, all you really need to do is log on to the internet and begin your search.

Free scrapbook stuff ranges from free pages and templates to graphics and stuff to make your pictures stand out. Here are some ideas for you:

Free Scrapbook Stuff to Get You Started

Are you working on the very first page of your very first scrapbook and unsure of what you need to do? Start by deciding what you want on that page picture-wise. After that, hop online to look for free templates and basic strategies. Most scrapbooking companies will give you free pointers in an effort to get you to purchase their supplies. That is all well and good, but remember, the point of this article is free scrapbook stuff!

Free Scrapbook Stuff to Make Your Page Stand Out

Once you have the basic idea for your page, look for things to make your page stand out. Free Scrapbook stuff includes everything from online logos from websites and books about your topic. With a color printer, you can print out everything you need to give your page color.

If you are doing a vacation scrapbook, keep your eyes open while you are on your trip. Don't be afraid to swipe matchbook covers, placemats, napkins…anything that is free for the taking will make great free scrapbook stuff later as you are assembling your memories. Take everything while you are on the trip. Don't worry about being discerning; you won't know what you need or want until you begin the layout process. Even if you do not know if you want to make a scrapbook of your trip, collect stuff anyway. There is nothing more frustrating than getting home, deciding you want to create a scrapbook, and realizing the perfect accent would be that placemat you saw in the little bed and breakfast on the beach you didn't pick up!

Free scrapbook stuff doesn't stop there! If you want something to offset the background of your page, have your child color a picture and use it as a background. Sketch waves for your beach scene or a mountain for that trip to the peak that you took. There is always something you can do, and the more free scrapbook stuff you gather, the less expensive putting together your memories will be.

Free scrapbook stuff is everywhere; you just have to just know where to look.

It is no secret that creating a scrapbook can be an expensive endeavor if you are not careful. The cost of stickers and templates can make a simple project into a month-long commitment if you let it. To make your scrapbooking experience as enjoyable as possible, look for free scrapbook stuff everywhere you go.


Emily Burson is a 2001 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She worked for a year as a full time copywriter before getting a job at her church, Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. She works at the church full time and loves it. She loves to read and write, and believes that children's books and young adult literature contain some of the most powerful lessons and messages that the written word has to offer. She is an avid scrapbooker and loves to travel, having been to Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Honduras, as well as many states.

If you would like to contact her about her writing, craft ideas, or book reviews, email her at erburson@

Also, read her personal thoughts on God, faith, life, culture, and more.


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