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Scrapbooking Supplies and Essentials

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Scrap booking albums

There is a huge variety of scrapbook albums on the market today. Some of the more common sizes are 6 x 6, 8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12. The great thing about scrapbook albums is that you can add and subtract pages from them whenever you want. There is an opening t the back where you can take the protective pages in and out. You will be able to update your album or make changes easily.
They come in a variety of colors and patterns so you can specialize for whatever occasion you’re looking for.


Paper is like the albums, it is available in many colors and designs. There is also a huge selection of theme paper. If you want paper for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, etc…you’ll have many options to choose from. Paper made specifically for scrap booking is acid-free, lignin-free and archival quality. Try and carry a large variety of paper sizes and colors. You never know what you’re going to work on next and you don’t want to be limited. Think outside the box! Buy patterned paper and colors something that you wouldn’t normally use and try to incorporate them. You would be surprised what you can create.


Embellishments can be a huge range of different items. Some of the more common ones used are:
Stamps, Glitter, Ribbon, Buttons, Stencils, Words etc…
You can also use different shaped punches for a design.


Journaling is one of the keys to scrap booking. People always love stories, so it’s good to write a story to go along with your photos. You can either hand write them, use rub on letters or the computer.
Using the computer gives you a variety of fonts and colors them print and attach your story to your layout.

Besides journaling using just one word can tell a whole story. Sometimes I will design an entire layout with just one word!

There is a variety of magazines and books on scrap booking. Looking through these will spark creativity in you and will help give you some ideas you wouldn’t have thought of before.
Plus they have all the latest creations and contests!
Show your layouts off and have some fun!