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Cynthia Hart's Scrapbook Workshop [Paperback]

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It's about grandmothers saving memories for grandchildren. Mothers creating books for sons and daughters. Entire families getting together to cut and paste in imaginative and beautiful ways. From a life-long chronicler whose A Victoriana Scrapbook and other Victoriana gift books have over 604,000 copies in print, here is a complete, step-by-step guide to scrapbooking, the new American passion.

Fully illustrated in full-color and black and white, CYNTHIA HART'S SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP covers it all. Acid-free papers and other archival materials. Inventive ways to incorporate writing and drawing. Planning and laying out a memory book. Setting up a workspace. All the techniques and tricks of the trade: enlarging, cutting, gluing, ironing, cropping photographs, creating stencils, using decorative-edge scissors. Rounding out the book are 30 great inspirational projects, including baby books, school books, flower books, travel albums, and memory bouquets. Guided by Cynthia Hart's dazzling design sense and expertise, any enthusiast can create beautiful, heirloom-quality albums. Selection of Doubleday Direct. Over 97,000 copies in print.

Noted Victorianist Cynthia Hart turns her talented hand to this wildly popular craft with great success, declaring, "Creating a scrapbook is one of the most powerful ways to celebrate our lives and the lives of loved ones." Hart packs into these pretty pages just about everything you need to know: all the basics, plus full-color glimpses of more than two dozen imaginative scrapbook designs on a wide variety of themes (family milestones, celebrating the past, kid subjects, holidays, and much more). There's also a nice section of clip art, patterns, and templates that can be photocopied for use in your own scrapbooks. This volume is about much more than having fun with your photos; this is a guide to making a book of memories, an artful presentation of memorabilia on whatever subject you choose. --Amy Handy

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Workman Publishing Company
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.55" Width: 9.1" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   1.92 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 1998
Publisher   Workman Publishing Company
ISBN  0761112227  
ISBN13  9780761112228  
UPC  019628112224  

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More About Cynthia Hart

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Cynthia Hart is a renowned designer and artist, and the owner/curator of "The Cynthia Hart Collection of Cherished Images". She is the author of "Cynthia Hart s Victoriana Calendar", "Cynthia Hart's Scrapbook Workshop", "The Love of Lace", "Parlor Cats", and other books. Her designs have been licensed to fragrance, gift, stationery, and home furnishing companies. Her studio is in New York City.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Design > Decorative
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography > General
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography
4Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > General
5Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Reference
6Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Scrapbooking

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Comprehensive, user-friendly, and extremely inspiring!  Apr 29, 2004
CYNTHIA HART'S SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP: A Complete Guide to Preserving Memories in Archival, Heirloom-Quality Books (Workman Trade Paperback, $19.95, 1998)

I thought it would be nice to create a scrapbook for my son's first year at school, and so I started scouring the bookshelves for interesting scrapbooking titles. It was VERY hard to find ones that aren't hokey and super-cutsey. CYNTHIA HART'S SCRAPBOOKING WORKSHOP was one of the few books that somewhat appealed to me. You may be familiar with Cynthia Hart's Victorian art calendars. Her designs in this book are quite elaborate and definitely reflect her Victorian tastes, but the book isn't entirely Victorian-styled. There are plenty of contemporary ideas, which I actually didn't care for as much as her vintage-style page layouts.

The book is comprehensive and an excellent source for the novice "scrapbooker." She covers the basics of how to use archival materials, how to restore damaged photos and prevent photos from future deterioration, and she also offers helpful information about tracing your family tree. Then she gets into the heart of how to create a scrapbook: the basic tools needed, planning your pages, incorporating three-dimensional objects, color and design schemes, and detailed instructions for making your own album covers.

The rest of the book is devoted to lush, full-color scrapbook designs. Each design is accompanied by detailed instructions. She covers a wide variety of occasions, including baby, wedding, bar mitzvah, sweet sixteen, 50th wedding anniversary, sports, kids' artwork albums, holidays, travel, and pets. My favorites were the designs in which she worked with old photographs. The "Childhood in Collage" and the "Special Grandmother" layouts are gorgeous.

This book is extremely well thought out. It offers detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for creating a memory album. And it features a wide range of scrapbooking ideas that will inspire readers to do something creative with their shoeboxes full of old photographs.

Highly recommended.

Not your usual book of layouts!  Apr 6, 2001
If you're buying this book for more layout ideas, you might want to look elsewhere. Yes, there are plenty of ideas but the focus here is on the entire album - not the individual pages. Cynthia Hart shows the reader how to actually craft an album - from cover to cover (literally). About 90 pages are devoted to instruction, 90 pages are devoted to designs and about 50 pages are of art and templates (which can be copied for personal use). The scrapbook designs range from the usual wedding scrapbook to a rollerblade scrapbook. There's even a horse show book made in the shape of a horse's head! Supply lists, color photos and instruction are included with each design. While I may never be as creative as Cynthia Hart, I'll view my scrapbooking from a new perspective thanks to her book!
If you are new to scrapbooking pass this one up  Jan 16, 2000
Sure it has beautiful layouts and if you are not a newbie you might enjoy it. It is way to advanced to start out with.
Inspiring. Makes your fingers tingle with the urge to create  Jul 21, 1999
I have always liked scrapbooking, but this book has given my hobbie a whole new perspective. This is the first book I bought on this subject and it made me burst with creativity... I was thrilled to discover all the ideas Cynthia Hart proposes along her orderly advice and guidelines. The book is rich with pictures and examples, and going through it for the first time - without concentrating in the written material - is enough to start with. I was overwhelmed with the richness of the material. In your second reading you can go through the written guidelines.
Excellent guide for beginner, Beautiful presentation  Feb 26, 1999
I just began my scrapbook project. Cynthia Hart's book literally helped me prepare the project with advice on the tools required, the resource guide, etc. The pictures and the step-by-step instructions are beautifully presented. She gave a lot of ideas without limiting our own creativity.

Scrapbook projects aren't as intimidating anymore.


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