How To Start Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a great way to make personalized memories last forever and a fun hobby to explore your creative side. Here’s what you need to start your very first scrapbook.

Gather Supplies

Start reviewing what supplies and art materials you have at your disposal. If you are limited, consider going to an art supply store and purchasing some new things to craft with. You can keep it simple with some scrapbook paper and stickers or grab some glitter and colored ostrich feathers for some added flair. Make sure you have scissors and glue to cut and paste pictures and other embellishments onto your scrapbook pages. Most importantly, you will need at least one empty scrapbook to start building your pages in.

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Plan It Out

Think about what you want the theme of your scrapbook to be. You might make it for a special occasion, to commemorate an accomplishment, or treasure a family vacation. When you decide on the theme, gather all the personal mementos and photos you would like to include. Scrapbooks come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can include small items like room cards, boarding passes, menus, and more. Choose a patterned or colored background to build each page on before placing it into your book. Don’t glue things down right away in case you decide to rearrange things on the page.

Respect Your Space

You will most likely need a few scrapbooking sessions to complete one project, so keeping your space organized and treating your materials with care is important. After every session, make sure you clean up your workspace and put your art supplies away in a designated drawer or storage bin. As you acquire more supplies over time, it might be a good idea to designate an entire closet or room to your scrapbooking supplies.

There’s no limit to how creative you can get with your scrapbook.

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