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Scrapbooking

Submitted by on Monday, 30 March 2009No Comment
Scrapbooking

One date idea, for a more established couple is scrapbooking. Wait, please don’t leave the page yet! It can be fun, I promise. Think about it: have you two taken pictures together or of each other somewhere, you probably have; or do you have old concert tickets from a show you went to, and maybe some wristbands too? Here is the perfect place to store them.

A scrapbook can be as easy as pasting pictures onto colorful, or not, printer paper and sliding them into sheet protectors. Also, with one of those craft store coupons we all get weekly you might purchase a scrapbook you both like for 40% off. There are many different styles, and no your scrapbook doesn’t have to (and in my eyes, shouldn’t) look like any magazine about the craft. It should be about the two of you, make it personal. I love stickers, my pages are covered in silly stickers. I also like to write quotes I remember, or journal-type entries on the page. My significant other put one of my stickers next to me at the beach, it was a whale…he was teasing me about looking like a beached whale when I was buried in sand. That is who we are, we laugh about things (guys, that is not a suggestion, just an example of our personalization!), we tease and it is who we are. Let your book shine with your personality.

There are many possibilities for a page. If you only have one picture from an event, or one good one anyway, maybe a journal-type comment would help fill the page. Or maybe you two just have a ton of random pictures of you two, cut them up so they really are just the two of you and fill a whole page so you cannot even see the page they were pasted on. My companion is not a fan of his handwriting so he likes to print out comments, and titles on vellum and tack them on the page with brads. The possibilities really are endless, and you can do this without ever setting a foot inside a craft store, if you men have issues with that. But, honestly, us girls really adore you trying to be interested in our interests. So if she is an avid scrapbooker, offer to help with a page, or ask to start your own couple’s book. (I apologize if that sounds sexist, but I have yet to find a guy that is into scrapbooking without a woman catalyst yet.) If you both are new to the craft, then by all means explore together, learn together, and have fun laughing at both your own and your companion’s mistakes.

Remember:

  • Be willing to try, just one time might get you hooked.
  • Keep it personal, let it be soaked in your inside jokes and personal memories.
  • And it is ok if the book is light and fluffy, or all black and white and coffee table ready, as long as it matches your style.
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