Supplies Essential to Scrapbooking:
1. Album: There must be thousands of albums available today it may seem overwhelming at first but before your purchase one think about the kind of album that you want to create.
For example, if you are creating a gift album, consider quick and convenient 6×6 or 8×8 albums. For larger projects, ones that will have a lot of pictures try an expandable 12×12 album.
Look at what albums are out there, and decide which will fit your need and personal style. Also notice the different link of binding styles. There are post bound, strap hinge, and 3-ring. All of these albums usually come with page protectors which are a MUST! and make sure that they are expandable.
2. Paper: You can choose from countless patterns and colors of cardstock and papers. This will be your scrapbook page canvas so choose wisely. Be creative when using patter paper, some of the paper companies put patterns together for you so it takes the guess work out of it, just let your creativity run wild! The most popular size papers is 12×12, but remember even if you are making a 6×6 scrapbook, you can use the other half for more pages or you can use the leftover to make borders, or just use it on other layouts when needed.
3. Paper Trimmers: Get perfect cuts with this easy-to-use tool. Your best bet would be to purchase a large trimmer. This way you will be able to cut 12×12 papers, or crop your photos. I personally have a 12×12 along with a small photo cropper trimmer. It is totally up to you but if you are just starting out and are on a budget get the large one for now, its like two tools in one!
4. Scissors: Always have a good pair of sharp scissors around just for Scrapbooking. EKSuccess makes a Teflon-coated scissors that are fantastic; adhesive from stickers won’t stick to them!
5. Pens: My favorite pens are from Zig Memory System. These pens come in hundreds of colors and also different writing tips, such as Fine & Chisel, Writers, Scroll &Brush, Calligraphy and even photo coloring. Personalize your page with handwritten messaging. Whatever pen that you choose make sure that it is pigment ink, Acid-free and archival quality, waterproof and fade resistant..
6. Adhesive: There are many different kinds of adhesives out there. You will need to test them out for yourself, and find the one that feels right for you. Some come in plastic containers that run across your page, some come on sheets, and you need to find what is comfortable for your needs. Just make sure to select an acid-free adhesive.
Have a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!
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