With new scrapbooking idea books published on a monthly basis, it should come as no surprise that there are scrapbook book clubs catering to the needs of savvy crafters.
Finding a Scrapbook Book Club
Joining a book club for scrapbookers offers many benefits. Seeing the work of other scrapbookers can help you develop your own design style. Joining a book club is also a great way to challenge yourself to learn more about the latest crafting techniques, since the club's selections are not necessarily books you would have chosen on your own.
Before you join a scrapbook book club, however, take the time to think about what you hope to gain from the experience. Do you want the opportunity to purchase new books at a discount? Are you only interested in books about scrapbooking or do you enjoy other types of crafts as well? Would you like a chance to discuss scrapbooking techniques with other crafters?
Crafter's Choice is similar to The ScrapBook Club, but offers discounts on books covering many different crafts. There are over 800 titles available, including a number of new releases. The selection includes scrapbooking books, as well as books on painting, woodworking, knitting, quilting, cross stitch, and jewelry making.
As a member of the Crafter's Choice book club, you'll be able to purchase books for up to 30% off regular retail prices. When you first join the club, you'll have a chance to purchase four books of your choice for only $1 each. You'll also earn bonus points for each purchase that can be redeemed for additional savings.
If you are interested in a number of different crafts, joining Crafter's Choice can be a great way to build an extensive home reference library. However, you will be required to purchase a minimum of two books per year to maintain your membership.
Pinecone Press, a publisher of numerous scrapbooking idea books, has created a book club that offers scrapbookers the chance to discuss the last design techniques with their fellow crafters. The club is often referred to as Not Your Ordinary Book Club, or NYOBC. This book club may be the right choice for you if you're interested in meeting other scrapbookers while taking your crafting skills to the next level.
Not Your Ordinary Book Club members purchase the month's selected book at their local scrapbook store, then meet to discuss what they've learned and share the layouts they've completed using the materials provided in the monthly supply kit. Pinecone Press also publishes a study guide that book club members can use to prepare for their monthly meetings. In addition, the company website contains a message board that lets book club participants share their ideas and post layouts.
If you are interested in participating in the Pinecone Press book club, check the company's website to find a location near you or contact your local scrapbook store to ask if they would considering sponsoring a book club chapter.