Fun Scrapbooking With Friends for April’s Farewell Gift

One of my friends at my office had decided to move to another city following her husband’s home living in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, her name is Aprilyani Nasution. She is living alone here in Jakarta while She is pregnant now and that has to be three months pregnant along she said, that’s why she is trying her best effort to come closer into her husband a few months ago. Finally, she did, the Human Resources Department in Medan’s office has approved her proposal. Woww… we were really happy to hear that while also feeling sad because it means we gonna have a “farewell” for April. Then we decide to create something for a gift that shall not make her forget our truly friendship since we’ve been together 1,5 years ago. The early idea comes from my friend, Devi, “How if we create scrapbook for April’s future baby photos as her farewell gift, we will design it by our own hand?” She said. Scrapbook? What is Scrapbook? the others asked for the explanation because some of them are just heard.

For me myself, I have known what is scrapbook and how to create scrapbook by myself because I love crafting since I’m Taurus (What’s the relationship? Think :p ). But, lately I’ve started to do scrapbook with my laptop :D, means that it’s all done by using software and all the materials are found on the internet except for the photos, the source is from my own pictures. I’ve just cropping them, combining, mixing, decorating and… done. Many website also provide easier ways to create scrapbook just by uploading photos, choosing theme, and typing some credit titles then finish. For example you could visit or Find there how easily you make scrapbook for your photos just for free without scissors.

However the first idea of scrapbook is that we could create a memorial album by decorating, and sometimes even like making a journal of photos by combining some of scrap printed media, scrap papers or recycling paper sheets, artworks and more materials that we can use depend on what we are going to make for the design. We could make pages of the album by designing and decorating from the scratch into beautiful pages.

Here are some of the materials we need for scrapbook:

Some of recycling cutting papers with many colors to be chosen. It’s playful and fun!

Some letters from blink papers, ready for journaling our scrapbook and creating words!

Beautiful pattern papers, decorating our scrapbook with above assorted papers are really fun. They can be cut up, layered over each other, or use as background for our art design. It will be a joy for making scrapbook 100% from recycling papers.

Let us see how fun we’re doing it together.

Devi is thinking on what’s come next to decorate her unfinished scrap page.

Ose and Sita are working together on their scrap page 😀

After hours, finally we have accomplished parts of the scrapbook and take picture together with the results of our creativity design. How proud we are with the good work.

Beautiful handmade scrap pages before it combined into scrapbook.

Here we take picture with our own design of scrap pages, part of the scrapbook.

Yes! Here It is… our handmade scrapbook for April’s farewell gift. it contains 12 pages and hopefully She could arrange her future baby photos for month to month till the age is 1 year old…

This isn’t Goodbye just saying See You Next Time…

Have a Great Life in the New Place my Dear Friend, April ^^