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Masculine Scrapbooks

scrapbook pages and ideas for men

All Men
Scrapbook Pages
Inventive Ideas for Masculine Layouts
Memory Makers
2005

I am not a scrapbooker and my library experience has led me to conclude that many modern scrapbookers are just this side of crazy. But I digress.

This book is about creating masculine themed pages for your special man. Evidently you don’t want scrapbooks to be too “girly” for the guys. This book is just examples of real scrapbook theme ideas and sample pages. Don’t miss the “deconstruction” of masculine design (2nd picture below).

Is this worth hanging onto for a collection? Possibly. Remember, what is awful in one library could be great in another. For you folks looking for extra credit points, try this article on archival issues with historical scrapbooks from the National Museum of American History.

 

Mary

 

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Get Rich with Printcrafts!

Printcrafts coverPrintcrafts for Fun and Profit
Fleishman
1977

Submitter: Straight out of the craft section of my local public library.  Here is Printcrafts for Fun and Profit. I love the old mimeograph machine. I last used one in elementary school in 1986. That was a blast from the past. I love the section that teaches you how to create those scary ransom notes from the newspaper.

Holly: Whatever the person on the cover is doing doesn’t look like fun, and it’s so inefficient compared to today’s technology that it can’t be very profitable, either.

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