I believe every woman should have a Victorian Scrapbook. The Victorian style scrapbook is a beautiful keepsake, whether you're an avid scrapbook collector, or can only afford to have just one.
The romance and old world style of a Victorian Scrapbook is second to none. The colors that are used in this genre are deep, yet can be subtle, and you can't over do it on the embellishments!
Another factor of the Victorian style Scrapbook that I enjoy, is that you can give them as a gift to just about anybody! They make wonderful wedding gifts! You can give one to mom on mother's day, like you can give one to a Goth teen for her birthday.
Do you know someone who is into the Steampunk or Vampire genre? Victorian Scrapbooks are a welcome addition to those who collect articles that embrace this genre!
I have created a couple of Victorian Theme Scrapbooks over time, and I won't lie to you. They are a lot of work. You have to put a lot of thought into the creation of one of these. For example. Your first consideration would be, who is this scrapbook going to? What are their favorite dark colors? What is the purpose behind this book? Will it be used for pictures, writing love spells? or Will it be used as a smash book for just about everything! What is the budget? Once you have a better understanding of the purpose and the budget for your Victorian themed creation, you will be able to decide on the amount of photo mats you will need, pockets, layouts, etc.
I created the following scrapbook for a wedding gift for someone who absolutely LOVED the Victorian style, and wanted plenty of room for pictures. It's an 8x8 mini with a lace binding system. Enjoy!