Free Scrapbooking Ideas How To Become A Scrapbooking Expert Without Spending A Dime!
by: Caroline Smith
For free scrapbooking ideas the Internet is a great place to look. There are some excellent sites full of creative tips and suggestions to help you make your own unique scrapbooks. If youre looking for an original way to organize your favorite photos, arranging them in special scrapbook albums could be the solution. Scrapping is a very popular hobby, and offers a wonderful way to preserve your treasured memories for posterity. Its an enjoyable and addictive pastime that allows you to use your imagination and add your personal touches to your pages.
Ready made scrapbook kits can be really good, particularly if you are making a themed scrapbook, such as for a wedding, a vacation or the birth of a baby. Pre-packaged kits come in a huge range of themes, and contain a selection of coordinated materials such as cardstock, stencils, frames or stickers. One advantage of using a kit to create your scrapbooking layouts is that it saves you the time of having to choose your supplies separately, making it quicker and simpler to design your pages. If youve got a digital camera, then there are some good digital scrapbooking software packages that enable you to use your computer to try out different looks. You can play around with all kinds of things, from templates to font styles.
There are many other free scrapbook ideas online, and loads of artistic ways of adding embellishments to your pages. In addition to using stickers, there are all sorts of paper piecing patterns; die cuts and other accessories that can help add color and style to your page. As well as using photographs and other visual images, many scrappers like to use words to enhance the meaning of the pictures. Journaling is a great way to record your memories and feelings related to the events in the photos. You may want to add scrapbooking quotes or poems, where appropriate, to help bring the stories to life. This can work well in both chronological or heritage scrapbooks, as well as in other types of albums.
If youre looking for new ways to display your photos and memorabilia in scrapbooks, the Internet can be an excellent source of inspiration!
About The Author
Caroline Smith is an author and regular contributor to http://www.free-scrapbooking-ideas.com – An online resource packed with hints and tips for every scrapbooking enthusiast.
Starting a greeting card business…not something I would have thought about doing a few years ago but after graduating from college and entering the workforce I realize now that owning your own business and working for yourself is the surest way to financial freedom.
Starting a greeting card business involves first, determining your goals in starting one.
I’m sure you’re interested in making money with your business so let’s start there. To make money you’ll need to figure out the all the logistics. There’s the creation of the cards, the manufacturing of the cards in quantity, and then the distribution of the cards, all needing to be taken into account. Most businesses have a start up of $100,000 and don’t see a return on their investment until at least a couple years.
The type of greeting business I have started and want you to learn about has a start up of less than $400.The average person buys a greeting card a month. With the greeting card business I started, my clients send a greeting card a day. The reason for this is because instead of paying $5 a card, they pay less than $1 a card. They save time and money so they can send more cards. The reason they save time is because they send these cards online using their computer. They are not e-cards, they’re real physical greeting cards that arrive in the mail.The way I have my greeting card business set up is this way: I use a company called Send Out Cards.
Their website handles all of my clients orders. They handle of the shipping and charges and cut me checks. All I do is show people the system. I walk them through sending some cards, on my dime, and they all see the value in it. I don’t even have to worry about selling people anything because they either want to do it or they don’t.
On examination, most people will tell you they have to send greeting cards anyways, and a lot of them have a business or network of friends and family that they want to be in better contact with and Send Out Cards enables them to do this with ease.There are people making really great money being a distributor of Send Out Cards. People that used to be professionals, working 9 to 5 or longer hours and not seeing financial freedom, only stress.
This type of greeting card business is fun and quick to get started and like I said, it only takes a start up of $400 which is quite low compared to other business ventures.The best part about the greeting card business is that the product you are involved with actually changes people’s lives for the better. You get to help people communicate and acknowledge one another which is a great feeling.