Crafts/Scrapbooking websites, products?

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Aimee posts:


I want to make a scrapbook for lots of things, like holidays, events, or travels. i don`t know what i need and i don`t know how to make it. if you don`t want to explain that then could you find out where i can buy a scrapbooking kit. my friend has an All About Me scrapbook does anybody no about that or any other scrapbooking books or kits?
thanks a bunch

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6 Responses to “Crafts/Scrapbooking websites, products?”

  1. Elisabeth K
    October 3rd, 2009

    Why not buy a small scetch book and draw what you see you can then stick cards tickets photoes in as well. why ot join freecycleartsandcrafts if you want i will send you an invite.

  2. Ida D
    October 3rd, 2009

    Wal-mart usually has scrapbook starter kits and mini scrapbooks. As for learning how it help me a lot to go to your library they probably have books on scrapbooking and other things along those lines. The books usually tell you what all you may need and how to make the pages they show they are extremely helpful. You can also surf the Internet there are tons of scrapbooking sites.

  3. booboo
    October 3rd, 2009

    For scrapbooking, try and see if your local craft store offers classes and take a couple to learn the basics about scrapping. It will help you and give you confidence.

    You wnat to buy archival products – things free of acid, lignin, etc. This will allow your book to last and not deterioriate or yellow over time. Products in the scrapbooking aisle will say these things on the package.

    For starters, get a scrapbook that you like. I tend to get ones with plain covers as I want them to have a similar look on my bookshelf but the option is yours. I also like using 12″ x 12″ books as this allows for a lot of items on one page, but again the choice is yours. As you go, you will learn what you like.

    Items you need to begin: these are some basic tools that are good to start out with. Do not go overboard and start simply. You can add tools as you go.
    -12″ paper trimmer
    -scissors
    -adhesive (photo squares, tape runner, etc… Get what you like. I start out with photo squares as they work on everything and you can cut them up to save $$)
    -background paper in the size of your book (I buy these when they go on sale – at JoAnn’s right now the 12″ is on sale for 5 for $1)
    -card stock (I usually buy a pack in various colors)
    -pens

    These tools will get you started. You basically pick a background paper and the photos you want to go on it. If it’s a 12″ sheet I try to get 3 or 4 photos on it.

    I trim or “crop” my picture. Do this by looking at your picture and cutting out the unnecessary stuff out of it.

    I adhere it to a matte. This is cardstock from my pack that is usually 1/4″ larger than my photo.

    I then place and attach my photos to the background paper. I also add a journal box. This is a piece of cardstock that I have written on to say what the page is about.

    There are many ways to construct a page. You can add stickers, embellishments…really anything. The sky is the limit. I tend to like simpler pages as it is cheaper and doesn’t feel too cluttered to me. It’s really your personal preference. As you get better, you will see what you like.

    You can also look on the internet for sample layouts to help you build your page. I also like to create my own embellishments out of my cardstock. For example, I make candy corn to add to autumn pages, stocking for Christmas, etc.

    You can buy scrapbooking products at Wal Mart, Target, JoAnn’s, Michael’s, the dollar stores and your local craft stores. Maybe you can get together with a friend or two and you can learn and share together. You can buy kits of paper, stickers, etc already in a pack. This helps you build pages quickly but cost more than buying the items separately.

    Good luck!

  4. Lynn33
    October 3rd, 2009

    (scroll down until you see scrapbooking)
    joanns.com
    scrapbooking.about.com
    creativememories.com

  5. MsKitty S
    October 3rd, 2009

    Hi, first of all it can be somewhat overwhelming for new/beginner scrappers, as there is so so much stuff out there, and then how to use it, where to use it, it can make one so distraught and even prevent them from enjoying the craft. A Book Of Me, is simply a book you scrap that is all about you. I guess being you are a total beginner i would say the supplies you need would be paper,ribbon, glue sticks, scissors, stickers, and possibly a craft mat. For the album i would go small to start with, perhaps a paper bag album only costs a few cents and you can add as many pages as you need. It is very simple to do, and you will not get so frustrated. You can also purchase scrap book kits, they get a bit pricey and depending on how large the book is you may need to get more kits, you could probably buy several paper packs for the same as the scrapbook kits, allowing you get other items as want or need them. I like the beginners to start with smaller books as they are not so overwhelming to do, when you look at a 12×12 page with all that open area it can intimidate beginner as well as seasoned scrappers. I hope this helps somewhat, and one thing to remember is before starting is that there are no rules, no right or wrongs, its all about what you like, so take a big deep breath and go for it. And remember to just relax and have fun with it.

  6. Lori Shelley
    October 3rd, 2009

    There are many stores that sell scrapbooking materials. It sounds like what you need is a class. Some stores have classes as well as demonstrators/consultants of home parties like Stampin’ Up!, Creative Memories and Close to my Heart.

    I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and I have classes. Hope you find what you need.
    You can order products online at my website. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

    Lori