For computer scrapbookers, finding good sources for digital scrapbooking graphics is a must. With an arsenal of attractive backgrounds and papers, unique embellishments, icons, shapes, alphabets, templates and themed kits at your disposal, you'll be ready to create a unique keepsake to print or share.
There are three main categories of scrapbooking graphic resources:
Free Graphics and Clipart
If you do an internet search you will find a number of sites offering scrapbooking graphics freebies including embellishments, backgrounds, clipart, fonts and even templates. Typically these items are free to download for personal use. If you are seeking a particular item such as a fun background and do not need a whole set of themed graphics, this may be the answer for you. Quality can vary; some free clipart I've found is quite good.
Scrapbook Graphics Via Paid Download
If you are looking for high quality scrapbooking graphics, especially a themed kit or template with a complement of papers, page embellishments and fonts, etc., purchasing a professionally designed kit is your best bet. There are many sites offering high quality downloadable kits and templates for reasonable fees, many for under $ 10. You can find a myriad of sites by doing an internet search.
Graphics and Templates Bundled with Scrapbooking Software
If you're new to digital scrapbooking, I recommend that you start by purchasing a scrapbooking software program. This will allow you to build a beautiful scrapbook page in just a few minutes. Programs typically include a wide array of professionally designed templates, backgrounds, embellishments, fonts, icons, word art, and more. Most offer the option of downloading additional templates and graphics from their websites. Some of these additional graphics are free; themed kits are typically available for purchase with immediate download.
Once you have amassed a collection of scrapbooking graphics, you'll find it's fun and easy to create unique mementos for printing and sharing.