Your Guide To Scrapbook Charms

March 27 2011No Commented

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Many scrappers I know don’t use scrapbook charms in their pages. Why is this? Well some of the ones I spoke to didn’t know such things existed, while others just plain forgot that they existed. I actually could not create what I do without them!

In case this is the first time you have come across the term, scrapbook charms are similar to charm bracelets. These are small piece of metal cut, pressed and painted to appear like small versions of everything, whether its scissors, minnie mouse or a ribbon, really they can be anything!

In a similar way that tailors have a tray full of buttons, my scrapbook supplies are a a tray full of different scrapbooking charms. A few of these I have brought in stores, while others I have actually taken from some of my old charm bangles.

So why should you be using these charms in your album? Well, they really help bring a scrapbook to life, it actually shows that you care about the small details and makes an extra contribution to the feel of the finished product.

Many times I have come across scrapbooks which are missing the finishing touches. The pages were attractive and carefully decorated, but just felt a little dry and clinical. If the maker had added some scrapbook charms in the right places, it truly would have added heaps of character to the book and taken it from good to breath-taking!

Its hard to explain the feeling you get when you see an album which has had some special charms added in here and there. However, most scrapbookers I have chatted with concluded that the charms actually do add a little touch of zeal when included.

So now you are able to add a touch of magic to your next album with a few scrapbook charms.

For more great ideas for scrapbook charms go to Janette Miller’s website, where you can also download ten FREE scrapbooking layouts

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