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Course Description

More people every year are discovering the joy of scrapbooking to capture memories and create unique family and friend albums to keep and share. In this comprehensive course, the beginner scrapbooker will learn how to start his/her scrapbooking hobby without being overwhelmed. Everything from choosing the right supplies to get started to tips for journaling effectively is included in easy to follow lessons that reflect the wide variety of scrapbooking styles and themes popular today.

Traditional Scrapbooking 101 also includes a reference section with helpful advice on designing interesting layouts, developing an artistic eye and the story-telling aspects of scrapbooking. Original project suggestions are included as well as advice on how to make the time to enjoy your hobby properly. A resource guide with links to online scrapbooking sites that offer support, supplies and networking opportunities gives everyone from the beginner to the most advanced scrapbooker the opportunity to learn more.

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Scrapbooking

You don't have to be artistic and you don't have to be a talented artist to scrapbook. All it takes is the desire to have a little fun and be a little creative, and you're well on your way to being an ace at scrapbooking. 5 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction

Lesson 2: The Process of Preparing to Start Scrapbooking

The key to creating a great scrapbook begins with organization. This lesson will discuss the steps you will need to start. 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Tips for Redesigning Your Scrapbook Area; How to Start a Scrapbook
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 2: Scrapbook Workroom

Lesson 3: Supplies -- The Tools of the Trade

Having the right tools for scrapbooking will make your projects easier and much more enjoyable as well as helping you to enhance the appearance of your pages. 19 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Get Ready to Begin; Staying Safe with Page Protectors; Choosing a Scrapbook; Scrapbooking Tools
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 3: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Creating Page Lay-Outs Pt. 1 (Basic Lay-Out)

The way you place each element on the page in relation to the others can set the tone, create an emotion or simply display the photographs to their best advantage. 30 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Page Gallery; Layout Tips
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam Pt. 1
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam Pt. 2

Lesson 5: Creating Page Lay-Outs Pt. 2 (Lay-Out Techniques)

This course teaches you the foundation of how to create a scrapbook. It's up to you to add your own ideas and creativity and go from there. 27 Total Points
  • Review 2 Videos: Scrapbook for Beginners - Layout Ideas; 2 Page Scrapbook Layout
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam Pt. 1
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam Pt. 2

Lesson 6: Creating Page Lay-Out Pt. 3 (Popular Layouts)

In this lesson, we're going to talk about creating layouts for your pages --and even give you some ideas. 20 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Scrapbook Examples ; Printable Scrapbook Sketches; Project Sketches
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 6: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Photos Pt. 1

Although it may seem overwhelming to go through your collected photos and decide which ones to use and which ones to pass by, a little bit of time on this will make the rest of your project much more enjoyable. 32 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Photo Ideas; Photoshop Elements 101 course
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 7: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Photos Pt. 2 (Traditional Methods used Enhancing and Mounting Photographs)

In this lesson, we're going to teach you how to change the shapes -- and even tint the colors -- if you want so they go with the ideas you have for your scrapbook. 18 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: ScrapbookIdeasforPhotoLesson.pdf
  • Review 4 Articles: Scrapbooking Photo Tools; Scrapbooking Supplies R Us ; Scrapbooking Warehouse ; Scrapbooking.com
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 8: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Photos Pt. 3 (Digital Pictures)

Since scrapbooks are ways to tell stories using photographs, the pictures that you select to use in your scrapbook are important. 20 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Removing Photos from Old Photo Albums and Scrapbooks ; Digital photography course ; Photography Basics course
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 9: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Embellishments

In this lesson, we're going to introduce you to some of the most popular embellishments. 35 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Scrapbooking Embellishment Tips ; Scrapbooking Embellishments Store; Embellishments at the Scrapbook Warehouse
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 10: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Journaling

Many scrapbookers consider journaling the most difficult part of scrapbooking. It can be difficult to know what to write on all of those pages, but journaling is essential to completing the story. 20 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Scrap Your Trip; Journaling Scrapbooking; Journal and Scrapbook Ideas
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 11: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Creative Techniques (Paint and Brush Ideas)

This lesson gives you trendy, creative ideas to decorate your scrapbook. 15 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Scrapbooking - Traditional Ideas; 36 Great Scrapbook Ideas and Albums; Creative Border Ideas for Scrapbook Pages
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 12: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Creative Techniques (Paper Ideas)

In this lesson we will show you some neat scrapbooking techniques that can be done using paper. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: SMASH Books: The Un-scrapbook
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 13 Scrapbook Workroom

Lesson 14: Creative Techniques (Ideas for Adding a Personal Touch)

Your scrapbooks can be filled with wonderful photos with a good lay-out and great embellishments, but nothing makes a scrapbook more unique than finding ways to move beyond the store-bought trims. 45 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: 9 Ways to Scrapbook on a Budget; 50 Tips; Ideas for Flocking crafts
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 14: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam pt. 1
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam pt. 2

Lesson 15: Scrapbooking Events and Parties

As scrapbooking has gained popularity in recent years, individuals have begun putting together scrapbooking parties and events so that they can share their passion with others. 18 Total Points
  • Review Article: Planning a Crop
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 15: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: The Future of Scrapbooking

The future of scrapbooking will continue to change as new materials, methods and styles evolve, including digital scrapbooking. 0 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Scrapbooking 101; Digital Scrapbooking; Digital Tips

Lesson 17: Nearing Completion

We are now ready to begin to put all of these creative ideas and techniques together to build a beautiful scrapbook. 25 Total Points
  • Take Poll: What do you think about this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 17: Scrapbook Final
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define scrapbooking.
  • Define the process of preparing to start scrapbooking.
  • Know supplies you'll need.
  • Demonstrate 1 (basic lay-out).
  • Demonstrate 2 (lay-out techniques).
  • Demonstrate 3 (popular layouts).
  • Demonstrate traditional methods used enhancing and mounting photographs.
  • Demonstrate embellishments.
  • Demonstrate journaling.
  • Demonstrate creative techniques (paint and brush ideas).
  • Demonstrate creative techniques (paper ideas).
  • Demonstrate creative techniques (ideas for adding a personal touch).
  • Know scrapbooking events and parties.
  • Describe the future of scrapbooking, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Traditional Scrapbooking 101
Course Number: 7550460
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 1.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dana Kristan
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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