Online Class: Traditional Scrapbooking 101

In this comprehensive course to scrapbooking, the beginner will learn how to start his/her scrapbooking hobby without being overwhelmed.

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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.

Course Motivation

If you've been considering scrapbooking for a while but were intimidated by the prospect of starting, this is the course for you! When you see a gorgeous, beautifully designed scrapbook, you no doubt envy the other person's talent and think to yourself that you just don't have the talent to make something so creative - but you couldn't be farther from the truth!
Most scrapbookers are intimidated when they begin. It can seem overwhelming when you flip through a completed project and see page after page of artistically designed, creative lay-outs that capture a moment in time or special event perfectly. Just remember that every scrapbook started with a box of snapshots that had to be organized and sorted - just like that box sitting somewhere on a shelf at your place right now. Also keep in mind that the tools of scrapbooking make it easier than ever to create unique, decorative pages that look professional with ease. With a bit of practice, you'll soon be creating scrapbooks that will be the envy of all your friends!

A lot of thought was given to this course long before it was created. Scrapbooking is an idea and a hobby that is growing in popularity, and so it was our mission to make sure that this course would be valuable to you no matter if you're thinking about scrapbooking, have already gotten started, or have been scrapbooking for years. We even wanted to make the course helpful to you if you just heard about scrapbooking yesterday and want to learn more about it.

For that reason, this course starts out with the very basics of scrapbooking. We're going to discuss why people scrapbook, what reasons you might want to start scrapbooking, and how you can use your scrapbooking skills for telling stories, decorating your home, or even making beautiful gifts. You'll learn timeless techniques and the way to create simple, quick scrapbooks. But you're also going to delve into popular trends and more advanced methods so that by the time you're finished with this course, you'll have a million ideas in your head for your next scrapbooking project and the skills to start putting it together. Best of all, this journey we're going to embark on together is going to be fun! If you're ready to get started, let's jump right in. 

What You'll Need for This Course
You really don't need any scrapbooking supplies to complete this course. You  are welcome to simply read about how to scrapbook. All that you need to successfully complete this course is the course itself and the ability to correctly answer the exercise questions at the end of each lesson.
But if you decide you would like to get together some of the scrapbooking tools explained and begin to work on your own scrapbook, please do so! We are going to provide lots of information, tips, and links to a bunch of neat scrapbooking tools that will help you create a wonderful scrapbook!  We encourage you to investigate all of this material.
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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
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • 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. Additional lesson topics: Scrapbook themes; Vintage scrapbook ideas; Scrapbook style/ sizes; General Scrapbook Ideas; Several Scrapbooking Ideas to Preserve Your Memories; Pop art scrapbook ideas 5 Total Points
  • 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. Additional lesson topics: Scrapbooking Tools; Staying Safe with Page Protectors; Choosing a Scrapbook 19 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 3: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam Pt. 1
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam Pt. 2
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam Pt. 1

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
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 6: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 7: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 8: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 9: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Embellishments

In this lesson, we're going to introduce you to some of the most popular embellishments. Additional lesson topics: Scrapbooking Embellishments Store 35 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 10: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Journaling Scrapbooking; Scrap Your Trip; Journal and Scrapbook Ideas 20 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 11: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Creative Techniques (Paint and Brush Ideas)

This lesson gives you trendy, creative ideas to decorate your scrapbook. Additional lesson topics: 36 Great Scrapbook Ideas and Albums; Creative Border Ideas for Scrapbook Pages 15 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 12: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: SMASH Books: The Un-scrapbook; Paper, Scissors, and Photos: Traditional Scrapbooking Tips, Techniques, Supplies 10 Total Points
  • 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. Additional lesson topics: Ideas for Flocking crafts 45 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 14: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam pt. 1
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 15: Scrapbook Workroom
  • Assessment: 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

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
  • Lesson discussions: What do you think about this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments; Course Comments
  • 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.
  • Summarize 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).
  • Summarize scrapbooking events and parties.
  • Describe the future of scrapbooking.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Traditional Scrapbooking 101
Course Number: 7550460
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (894 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: August 2023
Course Type: 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
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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