Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Recreation & Activities  > Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking Cost


How Much Does Scrapbooking Cost?

 
 average costBasic Supplies: $25-$150 
post Post    

Scrapbooking combines photos, memorabilia (such as ticket stubs) and text in an appealing package. Photo albums have been around for decades, but in scrapbooking the emphasis is on using acid-free materials in distinctive and creative layouts. The latest trend is to do everything with a computer, creating virtual pages and sharing them digitally.

Typical costs:

  • For $25-$150 you can get basic supplies consisting of a photo album ($12-$90), good quality straight-edge scissors ($5-$15), adhesives ($2-$15), plain and patterned photo-safe papers ($2-$20), and a black pen ($4-$10). Additional options include a paper trimmer ($10-$70 and up), stickers ($1-$10 a set), rubber stamps ($5-$10 each), paper punches ($3-$10 each), templates ($5-$30) and more.
  • In computer scrapbooking, text, photographs and other images are arranged on a virtual page, to be shared online (printing on paper is optional). It's possible to do this using a common program such as Microsoft Word. Software programs designed specifically for scrapbooking run $10-$70 and average around $20-$40. Slightly more complex programs such as Adobe Photoshop Elements or Corel Photo Paint run $50-$100. Some dedicated digital scrapbookers use professional photo-editing-and-graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop or JASC Paint Shop Pro, which retail for $100-$600.
  • Free ideas for scrapbook sayings or quotes are available at ScrapSayings.com[1] and Denny's Poems and Quotes[2] . Themed kits of papers, stickers and other supplies are $2-$20, depending on how much is included. Pre-made scrapbook kits with the materials to creatively preserve your photos from a wedding, birth or other special event average $20-$40. Clubs that mail you themed kits on a regular basis can run $24-$40 a month.
  • In-person scrapbooking classes offered by stores, senior centers, or recreation facilities can be $10-$100, depending on length and materials provided. Learn-on-your-own-schedule computer classes (online or on CDs) run about $10-$50. How-to books, videos and DVDs[3] run $10-$40. Weekend workshops, camps or retreats are $200-$600 or more.
Related articles: Quilting, Knitting and Crocheting, Polymer Clay Jewelry, Metal Clay Jewelry, Woodworking

What should be included:
  • Individually-tailored scrapbooks can be given as gifts to highlight a special events such as a graduation, wedding or birthday, or created to preserve old photos and family memories that might otherwise be lost. Typically each page (as well as the entire album) follows a specific theme or idea, using color, position, balance and special embellishments (such as stickers or personal notes) to create an inviting overall look. CreativeScrapbooking.com gives a quick overview[4] and ScrapSayings.com provides a list of scrapbooking resources.
  • Get inspired by the galleries of page layouts posted at Scrapjazz magazine[5] , Scrapbook.com magazine[6] and CreatingKeepsakes.com[7] .
  • Digital scrapbooking requires basic computer literacy and software. Scrapbook-Bytes.com compares popular software programs based on learning curves, cost and flexibility[8] .
Additional costs:
  • Scrapbooking materials that are photo-safe (acid- or lignin-free) usually cost more than standard paper supplies, but are higher quality and won't yellow or disintegrate over the years.
  • Many scrapbookers organize their supplies in drawers and other containers; setting up a permanent scrapbooking space can add $50-$500 or more for a table/desk/armoire, plastic cart, paper racks, baskets, bins and related items.
Discounts:
  • Scrapbook.com magazines posts hobbyists' tips for scrapbooking on a budget[9] .
Shopping for scrapbooking:
  • Many big-box discount stores carry scrapbooking supplies, as do craft stores. Scrapbooking.com Magazine provides a searchable list of scrapbook stores and ScrapbookFinds.com lets you search multiple online stores[10] . One of the largest scrapbook companies is CreativeMemories, which hosts home-based scrapbooking parties.
post Post    
CostHelper News


10 Quick and Inexpensive Home Makeover Projects To Do While At Home
You may not be able to host the large family gathering for the holidays, but there are still many ways to pick up items curbside to spruce up your indoor space for your everyday enjoyment and to bring a more festive spirit. || Posted December 30 2020


10 Key Ways to Prepare for Extreme Snow
Forecasters are predicting a true nor'easter will hit the eastern and central states with rain, thunderstorms, ice, snow and high winds over the Thanksgiving weekend. It's crucial to plan ahead, before bad weather hits. || Posted November 26 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With Scrapbooking
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.scrapsayings.com/
  2.  www.dennydavis.net/
  3.  www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_sw/105-3124886-3410828?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-key...
  4.  www.creativescrapbooking.com/topics/sb101.htm
  5.  www.scrapjazz.com/gallery/
  6.  www.scrapbook.com/gallery/
  7.  www.creatingkeepsakes.com/gallery/index.html
  8.  scrapbook-bytes.com/cgi-script/tutorials/publish/article_146.shtml
  9.  articles.scrapbooking.com/scrapbooking_on_a_budget.htm
  10.  www.scrapbookfinds.com/
More Recreation & Activities Topics
Check Out All Costs for Recreation & Activities How Much Do Piano Lessons Cost? How Much Does Stamp Collecting Cost? How Much Does a Piano Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Radiologist Fee
Paid: 350.00
Any radiologist reading your mammogram will be at least $350. They have 11-13 years of training after high school before they begin work. If they are not board certified, watch out. Most are and it beats getting cancer... [more]
-Lowes Fan
Mammogram Cost
DIY Ceiling
Paid: 50.00
We bought a house with a cheap paint job. The ceilings were sprayed the same color as the walls. During COVID I painted the ceilings and a bathroom. A 120 square foot room took me about 4 hours (2 coats)... [more]
-Lowes Fan
Painting an Interior Cost
DIY vs Installed Small Deck
Paid: 3000.00
We paid $1300 for materials and $1700 for labor on a 100 square foot composite deck plus a redwood gate. It took 30 hours, done last year. My husband built a 100 sf heart redwood deck for about $1000 in materials in 2019... [more]
-Lowe's Fan
Redwood Deck Cost
Colposcopy with biopsy
Paid: 756.00
This service was wayy to expensive in my opinion. For a 20-25 minute total visit I had to pay out of pocked 756 - 187 to OBGYN, 229 to pathologist, then 340$ for facility fee or the hospital. I don't even know what that charge was for... [more]
-D S
Colposcopy Cost
Bilateral Diagnostic Mammogram and Third Mammogram
Paid: 1389.66
My 2021 bill, still in shock! Weill Cornell, in-network provider, billed my insurance $908 for a bilateral diagnostic mammogram, and $712 for a third mammogram one breast... [more]
-GinaF
Mammogram Cost
shoulder mri
Paid: 8000.00
Seriously, 8K for an MRI before all the secret insurance kicks in. I was stuck with a 1200 bill and my insurance is pretty good. This is insane for a 20 minute procedure with no nurse assistance... [more]
-stevej45
MRI Cost