With annual material sales of more than $2.5 billion in the United States alone, scrapbooking is arguably the most popular project for today's craft fans [source: London Times]. Its staggering popularity is evidenced by the wide availability of scrapbooking supplies and materials in both craft stores and big-box retailers.
Scrapbookers fill homemade books with photos, text and small mementos to celebrate a special event or occasion. Once the fun of creating the scrapbook is complete, crafters can keep the book on hand to preserve treasured family memories. These projects are often used to commemorate a vacation, wedding, graduation or other event, but scrapbooks may also be created for no reason other than the fun of the craft itself.
Crafters can work on scrapbooks at craft stores or at home with family and friends. A virtually unlimited variety of supplies are available to help, including paper packs, die cuts, stickers, stamps and punchouts. Invite your friends over to compare memories and select the very best mementos to include in your project.
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- Bouchon, Jolene M. "Craft Trends of 2008." My Lifetime. Date Unknown. (Jan. 28, 2010.)http://www.mylifetime.com/lifestyle/home-crafts/craft-ideas/craft-trends-2008
- London Times Online. "Le Scrapbooking Takes France by Storm." Times Online. Mar. 31, 2008. (Jan. 28, 2010). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3648953.ece
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