It’s no secret that a lot of scrappers like to create vintage looks, using vintage looking papers and embellishments or even the real thing. It lends some amount of authenticity to a scrapbook; by making it appear old, it feels more valuable. It better conveys the impression of years gone by.
And, it can also add authenticity by displaying actual vintage materials to the same time period as the photos and miscellanea cover. Vintage things are great for scrapbook pages of grandparents or great grandparents, even historical events your family may have taken part of.