Scrapbooking is a fun way to express your creativity and document your precious memories. Whether you are simply documenting your daily activities or remembering previous events and milestones in your life, it is important to remember the basics of scrapbooking. This means learning a few dos and don’ts, learning about scrapbook materials, and finding out which scrapbooking supplies to get. Let’s get started!
Prepare the necessary scrapbook materials
This one is a no-brainer. Whenever you start a new hobby, you must remember that you need a few necessary materials and tools. You won’t be able to start drawing without at least a pen and a piece of paper, right? It’s easy to find the scrapbook materials that you will need to get started.
For starters, you will need some papers – cardstocks, patterned or designer paper, colored paper, take your pick! You may choose different sizes as well – 6×6, 12×12, 8.5×8.5, etc. It’s all up to you! The important thing is to stock up on paper!
One of the most important scrapbooking supplies you will need is embellishments. This could be die-cuts, ephemera, stickers, wooden veneers, digital cut files, and more.
If you are feeling more artistic, you may also want some clear stamps, metal dies, and dye inks. Stamped images will make your scrapbook page more unique and creative.
Lastly, you may want to purchase a scrapbook collection kit. There are a variety of scrapbook kits out there to fit your style and needs. Simply choose one with a theme or design that you know you can use on your scrapbook layouts.
Play with your elements and background
Creating a scrapbook page may seem too easy at first. It’s just a photo, some decorations, a bit of journaling, and you’re done! However, you need to remember to play with your elements too. Make sure that each element coordinates with the theme or design that you are going for. You don’t want to just randomly paste your scrapbooking supplies here and there. Follow a pattern or a design, or at least make sure that you color-coordinate. You can always watch video tutorials on YouTube or get design inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest.
Playing with your background can also be fun! You can fussy cut images from your patterned papers, add doodles with colored pens or markers, do a watercolor wash background, or add some stamped images! The sky is the limit when it comes to creating your background. Just make sure you are still sticking to your page’s theme.
Build a Scrapbook Collection
As you get into scrapbooking, you will realize that there are various scrapbooking supplies out there that you might want to try out. While it is important to build your scrapbook collection, you don’t want to go and buy every single scrapbook material out there. Let’s face it, scrapbooking supplies aren’t that cheap.
Here’s a tip! Invest in a decent and affordable Scrapbook Collection! This will ensure that you have every scrapbook material and tool that you need – from papers to stickers to roller stamps. There are a few Scrapbook Collection kits available online that won’t break the bank. You just need to choose a style or design that will fit you.
There you have it! We hope you got inspired to create beautiful and one of a kind scrapbook pages. Don’t forget to take note of these tips and be as creative as you want!