By DeeAnn Young
You want to start with the basic supplies needed. Then I will go into other supplies that will make scrapbooking more creative and will give you more options on what you can do when scrapbooking.
a. Scrapbook album: You need to decide on what size of scrapbook album you are going to use when you start a scrapbook project. This will affect the size of paper you will need and a few other supplies.
b. Album pages, paper, and card stock: It is very important to make sure that all paper products you use are acid-free and lignin-free, this will help protect your photos from decomposing. You will use these types of papers for your background, matting, and decorating your pages.
c. Adhesives: There are tons of different types of adhesives out there; double-sided tape, glue sticks, glue pens, adhesive dots, foam adhesive dots, etc. I think it is best for everyone to try a few different kinds to decide what works best for you. The adhesive can also be chosen depending on what materials and your layout pages.
d. Blade paper cutter: The paper cutter is most likely going to be one of your most used tools. It makes cutting perfectly straight easy. This paper cutter has a blade that is pulled from the top to the bottom of a photo or paper for a precise cut. There is a ruler attached to the straightedge, which also makes measuring much easier.
e. Page protectors: These are sleeves that you will have or put in your album to protect your finished pages.
f. Pens, and markers: There are tons of pens and markers to choose from, they vary in purpose and width of point. You want to make sure that they are also acid-free and waterproof.
a. Corner clipping scissors and punches: These are used to make the corners of your pages decorative.
b. Decorative-edged scissors: These scissors are used to cut decorative designs on paper, card stock or photos. You will find that there are endless designs to choose from.
c. Die-cuts: These are punched-out designs that come in the heavier paper or card stock. A number of shapes, designs, and words are available.
d. Sticker lettering: These are great to use on any or all pages if you have trouble with your own handwriting. You can find letter in very many different sizes and colors to go with any project.
e. Stickers: There is an endless variety of stickers to use as accents on any scrapbook page. You can find stickers for any hobby, sport, pets, etc.
These are most of the supplies that you will be using to scrapbook, but depending on your style or creativity you may have many more. Some people use anything from house hold knick-knacks to things like buttons and ribbons. The more you scrapbook the more you will find you can use and do with different types of supplies.
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