After learning scrapbooking from my dad who is now a construction worker consultant, I am an enthusiast of scrapbooking and I do it anytime I am free. Before my dad became a consultant, he worked as a construction worker in so many different states and this prompted him to start scrapbooking all those experiences. Sometimes, we go over his scrapbooks and have a good laugh at all memories. My family too enjoys scrapbooking and we find it a very fun activity to enjoy it especially on hot summer evenings when I am not working. I make a glass of nice homemade green juice for everyone with a very good juicer I got as a wedding present and then we settle out on the front porch to make our scrapbooks. Each one of us has their own scrapbook!
To get started on scrapbooking, you do not need a lot of supplies. You can begin with the essential craft tools and supplies. What are the basic tools and materials then? I am sure you often get lost when you walk into scrapbook store because you do not know where to start from. The products that are available for scrapbooking are so many and it can get overwhelming for beginners who do not know the must have products. This does not always have to be the case for everyone starting out scrapbooking. Here is a list of the must have tools for everyone who does scrap booking.
A sharp pair of scissors
If you want to enjoy scrapbooking, make sure you get yourself a nice sharp pair of scissors. Let that scissors be meant for scrapbooking only so that it always remains sharp and that you don’t have to spend time looking for it when you want to start scrapbooking.
Get an album that fits your style and pick a color or pattern that is in sync with your albums theme.
Refill pages for your albums
Normally, refills are not found in standard sizes so when purchasing your album, it is wise to buy some refill pages so that you can get the same size and manufacturer. You will also avoid spending a lot of time looking for refills later.
Adhesives come in different styles. If you are starting out on scrapbooking, get yourself an acid-free adhesive that works well on both photos and cardstock.
You will need some journal pens for journaling. A nice acid-free, permanent pen with a fine tip would be great for hand writing. If you would like to include titles for your pages, buy a pen that has both a fine tip and a wider tip on the other end.
Patterned papers and Cardstock
Look for a paper that will go well with your photos. You can select different types of papers for each page of your scrapbook to make it more attractive.
Hey! What are you waiting for? Get yourself these inexpensive tools and start your own scrapbook. It is a fun way of keeping memories for a long time.