Scrapbooking Badgescrapbooking 2

(Discover Art)

By Kerry Cordy

Higher level requirements may be used as optional requirements.


 Penguin: Do 3 requirements including the 2 starred

_____ 1.*  Learn what a scrapbook is: it is a way to store memories in a book.  A scrapbook may contain photographs, postcards, pictures from magazines, ticket stubs, buttons, dried pressed-flowers, fancy papers, etc . . . almost anything that can be stuck to a page!  Look through a scrapbook and see how many different sorts of things have been used to make the pages more interesting.


_____ 2.*  With help, create a scrapbook page using at least two photographs and various other decorative papers etc to make it attractive.  Don't forget to write a brief description about your photographs so that someone else looking at your page will know who is in the pictures, where they were taken and when (the writing can be done by person who is helping you if you need help).


Otter: Do 4 requirements including the 2 starred

 _____ 1.* Do Penguin 1 & 2.  Create a scrapbook page. This can be as a gift for someone or as a remembrance for yourself. Use at least two different papers and 2 different embellishments.


_____ 2.* Cropping pictures means to cut out a portion of the picture that you do not want in your scrapbook.  Sometimes the picture is simply too big for the page, other times there may be too much background, or maybe you  just want to capture someone's face. Practice cropping pictures using at least 3 of the following methods.

  • · Trim a picture to a smaller square or rectangle using a paper cutter or carefully with scissors.
  • · Use patterned scissors to add a decorative edge to your photo.
  • · Cut out a person or object
  • · Trim away unnecessary background
  • · Use a stencil to trace and cut your picture into a shape such as a heart, circle, etc.
  • · Use a large punch to punch out a portion of your picture
  • · Use the computer to digitally crop a picture into a smaller rectangle or square
  • · Use a computer to crop your picture into a shape such as a heart, circle, etc.
  • · Use a computer to cut out a person or object
  • · Use a computer to crop unnecessary background


Dolphin: Do 5 requirements including the 2 starred

 _____ 1.* Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.


_____ 2.* Be able to explain what the following scrapbook terms mean:

  • · Photo Safe
  • · Archival Quality
  • · Layout
  • · Journaling
  • · Embellishment
  • · Texture
  • · Acid Free



Butterfly: Do 6 requirements including the 2 starred

 _____ 1.* Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.


_____ 2.* Learn how to protect your photos. Find out why the following items should never be used in scrapbooking (visit for help.)

  • · Paper containing acid and or lignin or paper that is not pH balanced or buffered
  • · Recycled Papers
  • · Using a liquid adhesive on your photos
  • · Photo corner, plastic overlays & pocket pages containing PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride)
  • · Mixing too many adhesive products in your albums
  • · Ballpoint pen and felt tip pen inks
  • · Adhesives that become brittle with age causing your items to "pop off" the page (Paper Cement, Rubber

Cement, Glue Sticks)


Eagle: Do 7 requirements including the 2 starred

 _____ 1.* Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2.


_____ 2.* Learn how to apply the basics of good design to your scrapbook layouts. Include line, shape, color, texture, direction, value, and size.


Owl:  Do 9 requirements including the 2 starred:

_____ 1. *  Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2

_____ 2. *  Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.


Optional Requirements:
_____ 3. Learn about the following adhesives and the benefits and drawbacks of each. Try at least 2.

  • · Glue
  • · Glue Sticks
  • · Double Sided Tape
  • · Glue Dots
  • · Double sided foam


_____ 4. Create a scrapbook to give to someone as a gift.


_____ 5. Visit a scrapbook store or browse one online with a parent. Find out about at least three different products you have never seen before.


_____ 6. Learn to safely use a paper cutter to cut a straight line. Use a paper cutter to make at least three frames for your photos.


_____ 7. Take a scrapbook class.


_____ 8. Create a scrapbook layout for your troop, school, club, sports team, or church.


_____ 9. Learn about different types of embellishments. Be able to identify the following:

  • Eyelets
  • Die-cut
  • Stickers
  • Buttons
  • Transfers
  • Punches

_____ 10. Create an ABC album (where every page's theme starts with a letter of the alphabet.).


_____ 11. Use a graphic or scrapbook program to create a digital scrapbook layout on your computer.


_____ 12. Host or attend a Crop. When a group of scrapbookers get together to work on their scrapbooks, it is called a crop. If you are the host, make sure that you plan well and have plenty of trash cans, scrap buckets, etc.  Most crops require that each scrapbooker bring their own supplies and tools, but it is always nice to share as well.



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