Scrapbook Albums and Scrapbooking Kits
What Makes Scrapbooking So Cool?
For decades scrapbooking has been an incredibly popular hobby because of people who want to preserve their memories without sticking photos in frames. Using scrapbook albums instead of frames lets you keep all your photographs from any special time in one place. Using decorations and captions, you can really tell the whole story that goes along with your photo albums. It can be a wonderful experience to look at your scrapbook and reminisce about good times.
Scrapbooking in the Digital Age
Some people have even taken to digital scrapbooking. This is a way to keep your scrapbooks as safe as possible, because you can save your digital files as many times as you want and store them in a safe place. No more worrying that you’ll lose all your photos in a fire; just keep you digital scrapbook albums in different places. Another great thing about scrapbooking in the digital age is that if there are tons of digital scrapbooking freebies available online, so it’s possible to put together an entire digital scrapbook for free.
There are many different types of scrapbooking kits that you can get started with. There are kits for different seasons, themes, events, hobbies, sports, holidays, and some that are just for beginners. Online and in stores you can find kits for wedding scrapbooking albums, baby scrapbook albums, and so much more. All of these scrapbook kits come in a wide range of materials, colors, sizes, and prices. They usually include an assortment of patterned scrapbook paper, a scrapbook album, decorative labels, color markers, wrappers, glue, page templates, and more. A scrapbook kit will include everything you need to create the perfect custom scrapbook for you to preserve your memories in. These kits make putting together a scrapbook fun and easy, and I highly recommend them.
If you choose not to use a
scrapbooking kit, there are many materials that you can use to create your own
custom scrapbook. There’s no need to
limit yourself to just scrapbook paper. Some
of the best materials for scrapbooking include fabrics, stamps, ribbons,
flowers, stencils, stickers, and lots of other things that you can find around your house. All you need to start your scrapbook is an
album, paper, a hole puncher, glue, scissors, photos, and whatever decorations
you’d like to use.All of these materials will help to create anything from a birthday scrapbook to a wedding album.
Some Things to Keep in Mind When Starting Your Scrapbook
1.Choose how your scrapbook is going to be set up. Do you want to make the scrapbook chronological? Do you want it to be for one particular event? Or maybe you’d like it to be based on a time span, showing your kids from when they were little through all of the years that they grew up.
2. Decide on a color theme. This could lead page by page or the entire
album. Do you want every other page two
of the green and purple? Do you want the
entire album to be themed green and purple? Or do you want a new color theme for every page?
3. Pick a dominant shape. Again, this could be page by page or throughout the entire album, it is up to you. Decide whether you want your photos to be cut and into squares, rectangles, circles, stars, or whatever other shape you might prefer. You may also want to try pattern edged scissors, which you can use to give your photos a scalloped edge.
4. Make sure that the
paper and glue you decide to use are free of acid.
For years people were using staff stick paper that had acid in the glue,
not realizing that the acid was causing their photos to yellow and breakdown
overtime. By sticking with acid-free paper and glue, you can ensure that your beloved memories will stand the test of time.
Get Started Now
Scrapbooking is one of those hobbies that wind up being put off so many times that it just never winds up happening. The best thing you can do to make sure that doesn't happen is to get started right away. You've got all information you need now, so get scrappy!