One of the problems that a lot of beginner scrapbookers face is sticker overload. They tend to purchase a lot of scrapbooking stickers and, of course, want to use lots of stickers in their scrapbooks. Just as you are learning to be selective with what photos you want to use for a scrapbook spread (the two side-by-side pages), you need to be selective regarding stickers.
Begin by purchasing quality stickers. Make sure that the stickers are acid-free. Although you can find quality stickers at a dollar store, you can also find poorly made ones. Avoid stickers that have to be punched out. These tend to have ragged edges and are made with thin paper.
Quality scrapbooking stickers can be expensive so look for great deals. A lot of craft stores offer in-house or online coupons and sometimes will have a two-for-one promo. If you're shopping for stickers online, wait and order on a day when free shipping and handling is being offered.
As you search through your collection of stickers, get rid of stickers that are bent, creased, or ones that you know you'll never use. If you have a young child, he or she would love to use them!
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Scrapbooking stickers need to enhance rather than take over a page.
Any empty space they see on a page, they think should be covered by a sticker. Here are some scrapbook ideas to consider:
Scrapbook stickers need to enhance rather than take over a page.
Utilize this unique technique to organize and protect your stickers for easy access anytime.
When you purchase scrapbooking stickers, chances are you won't be using an entire package of stickers in one sitting. To keep the stickers from getting lost in the midst of scraps or getting bent, consider organizing your stickers.
Purchase a large scrapbook binder, 8.5″x11″ card stock, dividers, and plastic page protectors. Label your dividers with broad categories such as animals, sports, family, phrases, etc., then sort your stickers according to these categories. Remove the wrappings from any stickers that are still in packages.
Beginning with your first scrapbook category, use 2-sided tape (the non-permanent type) and adhere two or more pages of the stickers to one side of a piece of the card stock. Just use one piece of tape to help keep the page of stickers from slipping around. Do the same thing on the backside of the card stock. Then place the card stock into a protector sleeve and place it in the binder. Continue to do this until all of the stickers have been placed in the binder.
Now, each time you want to scrapbook, your scrapbooking stickers are easily accessible. You'll discover that by taking the time to get organized, you won't be wasting your stickers only to run to the craft store to purchase more stickers because you can't find the ones you already have.
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Follow these tips and you'll discover how stickers can greatly enhance any scrapbook!