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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 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 lay-outs, 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 Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics


Lesson 1: Introduction to Scrapbooking

Lesson 2: The Process of Preparing to Start Scrapbooking

Lesson 3: Supplies -- The Tools of the Trade

Lesson 4: Let's Get Ready to Scrapbook

Lesson 5: More about Deciding on Your First Scrapbook Theme

Lesson 6: Creating Page Lay-Outs Pt. 1

Lesson 7: Creating Page Lay-Out Pt. 2 (Popular Layouts)

Lesson 8: Creating Page Lay-Outs Pt. 3 (Advanced Lay Outs)

Lesson 9: Photos Pt. 1 (Using Photographs)

Lesson 10: Photos Pt. 2 (Taking Good Pictures, Then Taking Care of Them)

Lesson 11: Photos Pt. 3 (Traditional Methods used Enhancing and Mounting Photographs)

Lesson 12: Embellishments

Lesson 13: Journaling

Lesson 14: All About Adhesives and Page Protectors

Lesson 15: All About Scrapbooking Paper

Lesson 16: All About Cutting Tools and Templates

Lesson 17: Assembling Your Scrapbook Page

Lesson 18: Creative Trends in Scrapbooking

Lesson 19: Moving Beyond Photos & Store-bought Trims

Lesson 20: Mini Scrapbooking as Gifts

Lesson 21: Scrapbooking Events and Parties

Lesson 22: The Future of Scrapbooking

Course Materials

No additional scrapbooking supplies are needed to complete this course. Scrapbooking supplies will be recommended but purchasing additional resources is not required.

Grading Policy


Many lessons will include a workshop exercise that will provide students with an opportunity to practice what they have learned and create their own scrapbook by the end of this course.

A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow many lessons to review lesson information. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction5
Lesson 2: Scrapbook Workroom5
Lesson 3: Scrapbook Workroom10
Lesson 3 Exam9
Lesson 4: Scrapbook Workroom10
Lesson 4 Exam Pt. 110
Lesson 4 Exam Pt. 210
Lesson 5: Scrapbook Workroom10
Lesson 5 Exam Pt. 17
Lesson 5 Exam Pt. 210
Lesson 6: Scrapbook Workroom10
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7: Scrapbook Workroom25
Lesson 7 Exam7
Lesson 8: Scrapbook Workroom10
Lesson 8 Exam8
Lesson 9: Scrapbook Workroom10
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10: Scrapbook Workroom25
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11: Scrapbook Workroom10
Lesson 11 Exam10
Lesson 12: Scrapbook Workroom5
Lesson 12 Exam10
Lesson 13 Scrapbook Workroom10
Lesson 14: Scrapbook Workroom25
Lesson 14 Exam pt. 110
Lesson 14 Exam pt. 210
Lesson 15: Scrapbook Workroom10
Lesson 15 Exam8
Lesson 17: Scrapbook Final25
Total Points:344

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