I love working on heritage pages. It was, in fact, the thing that encouraged me to try scrapbooking in the first place.
In a scrapbook, you have room to go beyond the names and dates of your ancestors. You can share their stories, show the places they lived, their handwriting, what they looked like and more.
Heritage pages are also fun because you can used different styles of paper and embellishments from what you would normally put in a scrapbook. While I may not be willing to spend a lot of time or money on a page about yet another choir concert my daughter performed in, for example, I am willing to do whatever it takes to make a special heritage page — especially since I may have only one photo of that person.
So, I began teaching heritage classes. They are held on the third Friday of each month at Scrap Tales in Brighton. The cost of each class varies, depending on the supplies used, and I try to teach different techniques in each one.
Here are the ones we have done so far …
Baby — using the new birdcage die by Tim Holtz.
At the Beach — using these amazing papers from Graphic 45.
Grandfather — uses more papers from Graphic 45.
Military (this can be customized for any war or military service) is August’s class. It uses papers from Reminisce.
The folder opens so you can include additional journaling or memorabilia. I included a copy of my grandfather’s service record and copies of the ribbons he earned. (I found photos of each on Wikipedia)
And this is the page for September. I didn’t include journaling because I haven’t found much on this couple, YET. These are my great-great grandparents and I prefer to wait until I have more information before I finish it. But, I love this line from Graphic 45.
October’s class will be a Family Tree. I haven’t completed it yet, but if it turns out anything like what it is my head, it will be great. I am using the Heritage cartridge from Cricut to create it.
And, by the time November roles around, the new vintage Christmas line by Bo Bunny should be in the store so we can do a heritage holiday page.
I am also planning on holding a 5-hour crop/class on a Saturday, where we talk about creating pages for the family members without pictures and then have time to work on our individual pages. Perhaps I can find a date in September to hold that one …
It’s lots of fun … you should join us!