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Scrapbooking suppliers are getting smarter. They come up with new innovative ideas everyday. One idea that is has become a “hit” is scrapbooking kits. You can purchase kits that are pre-made with all the supplies you will need to complete several page layouts. Some companies are creating pre-printed page layouts so all the consumers have to do is to attach photos and embellish the pages. The kits come in different sizes and usually have a theme. Some of the scrapbooking kits even come with an album to match.
Scrapbooking kits are not all the same. If you are a beginner you need to make sure you are buying quality products. The papers should be manufactured by a reputable company and must be acid-free and lignin-free (this is very important).
Society has become “somewhat” lazy and they like things to be fast and simple. This is where the pre-made kits come in to play. These kits make wonderful “starter sets” and are ideal for quick and easy page layouts. Kids do well with scrapbooking kits too. If you have been "bitten" by the scrapbooking bug and your want to get started on your albums "premade kits" might be a quick solution and may also give some great ideas when creating your own pages from "scratch."
My favorite kits are the ones that teach a new technique. Even ones with simple instructions and page ideas included usually leave me with at least one idea I have never tried before.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|