Scrapbook Essentials

When you are learning to scrapbook you may get overwhelmed by all the gear, gadgets, and lingo. No worries. Just take it one step at a time. If you have questions or concerns just leave me a comment and I will be glad to help. Here are some videos to help you get started.

Scrapbook Essentials Part 1

If you don't have time to watch the video right now. Here is a list of the basics.

To attach items to your page get a basic adhesive dispenser.

Paper Trimmer
To slice paper and crop photos. Be sure to get one that measures at least 12”.

A quality pair of precision scissors allows you to make smooth cuts.

You can never go wrong having a classic color pen. Pens with black, blue, or brown ink will be used more than a purple or pink pen.

You can’t have a scrapbook page without paper! Buy paper in basic colors, such as black and white card stock. Buy patterned papers too, but try not to go overboard when starting out.

Scrapbook Essentials Part 2

Think of products that are safe

Only purchase materials that are acid-free and lignin-free.

Resist temptation
I have to do that a lot. It’s tempting to buy tons of papers, embellishments, and other products. Take a list of the products you will need for your first few projects and try your best to stick to that list.

Select what excites you
Select papers, stickers and other embellishments that coordinate with the subject, topic, or event that you will be scrapbooking about.

Take your photos to the store
This will help you get what you need and not just what catches you eye. It will also help you in selecting papers and embellishments that match the colors in your pictures.

I hope these videos have been helpful in some way. My next video will be on how to put a scrapbook page together. It will also include a PDF with instructions that you can print out and complete your scrapbook page at your own pace. Just follow keep watching my videos and you’ll be scrapping like a pro in no time!

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