Scrapbooking Tips

Sat, Feb 7, 2015

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What are your best scrapbooking tips?

Scrapbooking has been a favorite past time for women of all ages for many years and continues to attract quite a following. For those of you just starting out, here are some scrapbooking tips to help you save time and money with your scrapbooking projects.

Scrapbooking Tips #1

Organization is the key. Don’t waste your time looking for your supplies. It is best to set aside a certain area where you can keep all of your supplies together. Keep paper separated by color. Pens, scissors and embellishments should be kept in separate bins or drawers. Label as much as you can so you can get right to work when an idea strikes you.

Scrapbooking Tips #2

Don’t spend too much money on fancy pens and markers. A computer can create any font and color you want. Make use of it and print wording for your pages then cut and paste into the page.

Scrapbooking Tips #3

Always use acid-free glue, pens and markers. If you don’t your pictures will be ruined and you will have to start all over.

Scrapbooking Tips #4

Make copies of your pictures before you start your page. In case you make a mistake or change your mind you can have a back up picture. Plus you may want to keep a set of the pictures in their original condition.

Scrapbooking Tips #5

Create a mock layout before you adhere anything. Place everything where you think you want it to go and step away for a few minutes. Come back to your page and make sure things are where you want. There’s nothing worse than ruining embellishments and pictures by trying to peel them off the page to move them around.

Scrapbooking Tips #6

It is best to use one picture as inspiration for a page. Pick a certain color or object from the photo that may help as a jumping off point for the theme of the page.

Scrapbooking Tips #7

See what’s free on the internet before you spend a ton of money on stickers or embellishments. There are many sites that offer free clip art. Simply cut out the items out and paste them into your page.

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