Most avid scrapbook and paper crafters will agree that they are constantly in need of basic supplies and frequently on the look-out for new creative embellishments for projects.
If you have a scrapbook or paper crafter on your holiday shopping list, consider these easy-on-your-pocket-book clever gift ideas.
Photo Boxes. Patterned photo boxes really are not just for holding photos. These convenient storage boxes are great for holding cardstock, envelopes, stamp kits, paper craft tools, and even paper scraps. Ranging in price around the $2-$4 mark for a sturdy version, you can easily pick up multiples or use one as a gift box (a wonderful eco-friendly gift wrap option!)
Page Photo Frames. Chances are that anyone who likes to scrapbook loves to display their best pictures around the home, too. Pick up a picture perfect frame suitable for a prize photo or select a scrapbook paper sized frame. This way, the scrapbook crafter can display pages of their albums, interchanging them throughout the year. Popular sizes of scrapbook album pages are 5 x 7 and 12 x 12. Watch for half-off sales this time of year and you can get a gorgeous frame for a great price.
Origami Kit. If you have a “crafty” friend who likes paper crafts, they’ll love origami. Origami designs can be used on scrapbook pages to add interest or to embellish cards and other paper crafts. Most craft stores offer beginner kits under $10 in price. Or, if you cannot find a reasonably priced starter kit, make your own by simply purchasing some origami paper and printing off patterns from the Internet to accompany the gift.
Jump Drive. Pictures play center stage in a scrapbook crafts and paper crafters will often download designs, ideas, or even pre-set pages from the Internet. A brightly colored jump drive can add a bit of fun and much needed storage space for paper crafters. They are also particularly handy for transporting e-materials when attending scrapbook meets or to “drop” camera photos to when traveling.
Holiday Paper Punch. Paper punches are popular with paper crafters and come in all shapes, sizes, and patterns. Find a newly released holiday border or shape punch to gift.
Paper Craft Supply Pack. Put together a mini kit of basic supplies such as adhesive (glue rollers, double-sided tape, etc.,) erasers, brads, scissors, and a black fine-tip marker. Most of these items are available at the dollar store. Just be certain to make sure the adhesives are archive friendly. Put the items in a clear container or use a photo box for an extra fun touch.
Sentimental Paper and Stickers. If your paper craft friend has a favorite vacation spot, sports team, animal, or cartoon character, pick up some archive-friendly paper and matching stickers. They’ll love the gift instantly and appreciate your thoughtfulness in selecting a personalized gift that matches their personality.