When You Talk about Scripture, Do You “Scrapbook” It?


by Katy Kauffman @KatyKauffman28


Just like the Biltmore itself, my contest entry exuded vintage and fairy tale. The contest at the annual Scrapbook Expo called for entries, and I answered with careful attention to detail.


Three pictures from the Biltmore grounds and gardens were taped to a piece of 12” square parchment-colored paper that had mauve flowers and a fairy tale story printed on it. The edges of each picture were brushed with taupe paint, and paper flowers were accented with gold and cranberry glitter, topped with copper charms. Pewter corner accents, a quote about love, and even a peacock feather filled in the empty spaces. I finished the page by lightly painting the edges of the square paper with chocolate brown paint. Scrapbooked.


It would have been much easier to submit an entry that had my three pictures taped to a plain background. I could have attached a tag to the page to show where the pictures were taken, and let it go. But I would have missed out on the opportunity to add interest and appeal. To make the presentation sparkle.


When we write or teach about Scripture, we have the opportunity to “scrapbook” it. Sure, we could simply state a verse in the middle of our writing or lesson, add a simple explanation, and move on. But we would miss the opportunity to add more interest and appeal. To make the presentation sparkle.

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Scrapbook Cards in Bible Study

I have scrapbooked for almost ten years. I enjoy it as a stress reliever, as an excuse to be with friends, and as a creative outlet. The papers are pretty, the embellishments are snazzy, and the pictures I cherish are preserved for all time in meaningful ways. Until the tape runs out. Then I have to run to the scrapbook store (oh no!) and restrain myself to buy only tape. And maybe one more set of stickers.

A few years ago, my mom Beebe and I found a way to incorporate scrapbooking into our Bible study classes. It can take as little as five minutes of class time to do it. At the end of the class, we pass out little kits to each lady in the group, and inside are pre-cut papers, ribbon, and bling (sparkly stuff). As a group we put together the card which has a principle from the lesson printed on the top layer of paper.

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