Once you have taken the time to sort through and organize all of your heritage photos and memorabilia, you are then ready to put the items into a meaningful scrapbook. I have done some searching to find a nice selection of heritage paper and embellishments that would work well with your heritage albums.
Karen Foster Designs has a nice assortment of patterned paper that would enhance your albums. I especially like the family group sheet and photo pedigree papers. These would make a nice introduction page to an album documenting the lives of the people listed on these pages.
Karen Foster also offers several aged looking patterned papers that would look great with almost any heritage album.
EK Success has a line by Rebecca Sower titled Nostalgiques. This line offers many vintage style stickers in many different styles that include alphabets, frames, keys and locks, rulers, metals, buttons, lace, aged tags and more. These would be such fun accents to include on your heritage pages.
Brenda Walton also offers some great vintage looking products. QVC sells a great kit with 12×12 paper, stickers, rub-ons, rhinestones and alphabets for under $24.00. This kit would easily be enough to complete a gift album.
Scrapbookscrapbook.com offers free downloadable heritage images. You just download them and then print them onto your own paper. Their sets include frames, patterned paper and tags. These could add a nice touch to your pages.
One economical approach to creating a heritage album would be to purchase cream-colored cardstock in bulk and then age the edges by gently brushing a brown ink pad around the edges. You could add a few embellishments, but you really don’t need much. The important part of your album is the photos and memorabilia, so I don’t think that you need to get too carried away with adding embellishments.
For more information on organizing and using heritage photos, you can read other articles in my blog.
If you have used any other products in your heritage albums, I would love to hear about them.