Do you want to start a scrapbook? If scrapbooking is a hobby that is new to you, you will start to buy supplies soon. When you do, you will see scrapbook kits available for sale, but are they a good buy?
Before familiarizing yourself with the pros and cons of scrapbooking kits, it is important to know that they come in a number of different formats. The most popular scrapbook kit available for sale is that of a beginner’s kit. A beginner’s kit tends to come with a blank scrapbook album, a few stickers, background pages, and a glue stick. Also available for sale are themed scrapbook kits and those sold on television.
As for the pros and cons of buying a scrapbook kit, the biggest pro to doing so is the money saved. Although not always large in size, you are essentially purchasing a wholesale package. This means that you get more for your money. If you were to total the cost of each individual item, you could find yourself saving $20 or more. The larger the kit, the larger the savings.
In terms of kits for beginners, they are a great starting point. Many first time scrapbookers are overwhelmed when they walk into a craft store, as there are thousands of supplies available for sale. Many do not know what to purchase or even where to start. A beginner’s scrapbooking kit can eliminate that problem. You are provided with everything you need to get started.
As previously stated, scrapbook kits can come in themes. Popular themes include the birth of a new baby, children, school, weddings, and holidays. Inside a themed scrapbook kit, you will find related items. For example, a wedding theme kit may include background pages with wedding bells or wedding dresses. The stickers may include 3-D stickers of a bride and groom.
Themed scrapbook kits are nice, as they enable you to buy what you need. With that said, you may not use all supplies. To prevent this from happening, carefully examine all kits. Look at the themed background sheets, stickers, and decorated photo borders. Are they a style you like? Will you use them? If not, it is best to move on. Yes, it will be more expensive buying these items individually, but you will use them.
There are also scrapbook kits sold on television. These kits appear either on a home shopping channel or as a late night infomercial. Yes, many items advertised on these programs aren’t always a great buy, but you may be surprised with scrapbooking kits. Of course, display caution. Some items sold on television are a great buy, while others are a huge investment.
To ensure you get a good deal, when buying a scrapbooking kit from the television, closely examine all products. The host should show them to you. Never buy a scrapbook kit without first seeing samples of its contents. Next, be cautious of huge numbers. A scrapbook kit that has 5,000 products is nice, but small items can be included in the count. For example, sequins or buttons are scrapbook embellishments. Are they individually included in the overall total?
In addition to buying scrapbook kits on television, you can do so in your local craft store. In fact, that is where you are likely to find kits designed for beginners. For many, buying scrapbooking supplies locally is nice, as you are able to see, in-person, what you get.