When you scrapbook you are going to need a lot of scrapbooking supplies. This can be a wide range of items, since the world of scrapbooking is so diverse. There are papers, ribbons, fabrics, adhesives, kits, and so much more. You should see how many supplies I have on hand at any moment in my scrapbooking room. In this article we will dive into some of the common things you will need for scrapbooking.
Paper is key to a good scrapbook. Not only will you cover a lot of the scrapbook pages with paper, but you will be cutting out shapes and designs from all different kinds of paper. Paper comes in many different thickness’s, called “weight”. Here is an article that talks a little bit more about paper weight.
Depending on what you plan to do with the paper, you will want the correct weight. If you plan on folding the paper a few times, then a heavy paper weight isn’t ideal since it may not bend much, and if it does bend, it may break.
Once you have planned out a page in your scrapbook, check out stores that sell paper that fit in with your plan. If you buy you items online, like I do, you can go to Amazon and purchase a lot of different types of paper to suit your needs. I buy a few at a time, because you never know how well it will suit your photos until it’s on the page.
Now that we have our paper all set it’s time to move on to ribbon!
Ribbon is an amazing way I like to add flair to my scrapbooks. I like to outline the edges of photos, and I will even place the ribbon around the whole page if my photos allow for it. If you want to fold the ribbon into a bow and place it underneath a photo it will add lots of style – especially baby photos.
Ribbons come in many style, just like paper, making it so much fun to play with. Ribbon can be small or wide, and you should always keep a lot of ribbon on hand, as it’s very cheap, and easy to pick up.
Outline a page would usually require a thicker ribbon, while outlining a photo would use a smaller sized ribbon. Ribbons can also be lace, opaque, or have fun designs in them. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.
When you think of stickers, you are probably thinking about stickers that your children, or nieces and nephews play with. Well, stickers have come along way! You can add tons of flair to your amazing scrapbook with elegant stickers and floral designs.
Click the link below to see the stickers I bought!
Those black stickers above add a lot of charm and style my scrapbook. I added photos of my mom and dad, and the black and white photos with the black stickers really made the book feel personal and kept the theme going.
Stickers aren’t just designs either. When I make a scrapbook that has a family theme I will buy a sticker that says “Family”, or “Cousins”, to go with the photos. Stickers can even has full quotes on them too. As I said earlier, the world of stickers have come pretty far in the past decade, and you are only limited by your imagination.
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