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A Simple Guide For Beginners On How To Scrapbook

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Scrapbooking refers to the process of gathering photos and memorabilia such as tickets, leaflets, and letters and using them in scrapbooks. People use scrapbooks to record large amounts of information about their lives through pictures or other images. If you want to do this but you don’t know how, here is a simple guide on how to scrapbook.

1. Choose what you want to scrapbook about

Choosing what you want to scrapbook about is the first step. It might be something like your wedding, a holiday, or even family members. Think of this as the subject and focus on it on every page of your scrapbook. If you have chosen a specific occasion such as a wedding, try not to stray away from this topic too much by putting in other irrelevant photos, etc. Make sure that all images relate to the main topic so that it makes sense for all who read or view it.

2. Get supplies  

When choosing your supplies, you have to consider how big your scrapbook is going to be. If the scrapbook is huge, then it will need a bigger binder. Make sure that the inside of the binder has plastic sleeves so that you can put in photos without them getting damaged by being pressed against the pages.

Now choose which type of paper you are going to use- do you want colored paper or plain? It is also important where you plan on putting these things, so keep this in mind when buying stuff. There are also guides and sites online where you can learn how to scrapbook.

According to ScrapbookingCoach.com, they provide a range of scrapbook plans and tutorials that will help you on the path to creating beautiful pages that you can treasure forever. This will make your journey easier, and you will be able to put more time into design. 

3. Get ideas

Finding inspiration for scrapbooks can sometimes be difficult, therefore, here are some more ideas that might help you. Making a scrapbook is all about memories, so look back on yours or at family albums. Try to remember the stories behind certain things, such as the ticket stubs, photos, etc. If there are no more memories to be made with them, then consider writing prompts that will bring up some good ideas for your scrapbooking book.

For inspiration, try googling quotes or theme-related things that may help you out later down the line when doing your project. Also, if you are stumped for ideas, try sources like Pinterest. Pinterest has over 10 billion Pins, so there will no doubt be something that grabs your attention and helps you to create beautiful memories.

4. Start cutting out or gluing everything down

Now comes the fun part- scrapping! Carefully cut out all photos and other images using a craft knife or some strong scissors. Try not to rip anything because then it might look bad and won’t turn out very well. You can then start pasting down your items onto the pages of the scrapbook by using a glue stick. However, always use an old sponge to wipe away any excess glue before putting things into place, just in case they stick to the page. Try to cut out any photos in shapes, for example, hearts or triangles- this will make your scrapbook look more interesting and eye-catching.

5. Organize your book

The final step is to organize everything together by adding dividers if needed because it makes things easier for flipping through when writing captions etc. Also, don’t forget that you’ll have to consider what kind of binding system you are going to use later on in order for the book to close properly after all the pages are added in. You can choose between regular bindings or spiral bindings- just be sure not to twist the wire too tight so that it doesn’t catch onto any paper inside when turning pages.

6. Have fun

Remember, scrapbooking is about having fun and creating beautiful memories, so enjoy doing it! If you follow all the steps above carefully when making your own book, then there should be no problems when getting started. Also, add in some of your own styles and add things such as cute planner stickers or little drawings to make pages more personalized. You can also add even more photos if needed- just remember not to put too much on one page because this might overload it and take away from the overall coherence of your album. Experiment with different ideas and layouts in order to come up with something that really suits you and what you want to achieve.  

It is easy to get started with scrapbooking, but you do need a little time and effort to make it work. If you follow the tips we gave you above, the final result should be beautiful memories that you will treasure for years to come. Enjoy!

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Written by Tracey Clayton

Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She’s passionate about traveling, fashion, home décor and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

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