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The Best Rated 5 Scrapbook Supplies For First Timers And Long-time Enthusiasts Alike

Author : Shawni Groezinger


You would think that with the onset of digital photography, the hobby of scrapbooking would have died out, but what happened was completely the opposite. Scrapbooking now is as popular as ever, perhaps even more. People these days still like to create scrapbooks to store all their precious memories in, memories that are simply too valuable to just simply store in a computer. If you are interested in creating starting your own scrapbook, then you need to know what materials you will need. And to help you get started here is a list of the 5 scrapbook supplies that every enthusiast should have:

5. Photo Albums

You will obviously need an album or two to store your finished scrapbook pages. There are thousands of photo albums you can choose from; different designs, binding types, sizes, and themes. Choose the one that suits your personality and goes well with the theme of your scrapbook pages.

4. Scissors

You will be cutting a lot of craft paper and other scrapbook materials so you need a reliable pair of scissors. You will need a sharp and relatively easy to wield scissors with a pointed tip so that you can make elaborate designs and cut-outs, or you can buy a set of craft scissors that lets you cut paper into intricate patterns. Whatever kind of scissors you get, make sure that they are only used for cutting paper and the like so that they will stay sharp longer.

3. Glues and other adhesives

You cannot make a scrapbook without any kind of glue to keep your materials together. You can choose from a wide variety of scrapbook supplies like glues, pastes, and tapes. Beginners are usually overwhelmed when choosing, just keep in mind that anything you choose is fine for as long as it can keep your cut-outs, ribbons, and pictures together then they are fine.

2. Colored Felt-tipped Pens

Scrapbooks contain more than just paper cutouts and pictures, you may also add some drawings, captions, thought balloons, and other neat stuff in there, which is why you will need colored pens. Pens are the writing implement of choice because they are easier to use and have more vibrant colors than pencils or crayons; and when it comes to scrapbooks the more color, the better. Choose water-based pens because they are safe to use and washes off your hands easier.

1. Craft Paper

Finally, the most important of all the scrapbook supplies, and the one thing that any serious scrapbook enthusiast has a lot of, craft paper! You will go through a ton of these different colored paper before you can even fill up one photo album. You will need lots of paper with different colors and textures, you will use them as the base of the page, for framing the pictures, making cut-out accents, basically almost 100 percent of an entire scrapbook is craft paper.

These are the top 5 most important scrapbook supplies that every hobbyist should have in their case. If you ever want to create great scrapbook pages, you will definitely need to have these tools and materials on hand always.


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The use of scrapbook supplies are needed for the creation of a scrapbook. You will be creating a lifetime of memories when you take the time to complete an album using scrapbook supplies.

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