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It can be really overwhelming trying to work out what scrapbooking supplies you will actually need to start scrapbooking.
However, although it's tempting to buy all the beautiful paper and handy craft cutters out there, it's actually not necessary, particularly when you are new to scrapbooking and just starting to build your own scrapbooking supplies stash.
If you're wondering about "what do you need for scrapbooking?" then fret not because I've created an essential and fun-to-have scrapbooking supplies list to help you get started on building your very own crafty stash.
Table Of Contents:
11. Pens and Markers
12. Washi Tapes
14. Stamps and Inks
Besides the photographs themselves, the best scrapbooking supplies to start with is both a pad of 12-inch x 12-inch cardstock and paper for scrapbook in solid colors.
Cardstock in particular is a must-have as you will use it for the base of your beautiful scrapbook page layout and sometimes as a matt for your actual photographs. The paper is used to layer and embellish your page.
If you would like your scrapbook page layouts to last for years without turning that aged yellow color, make sure you search for paper stacks labeled as ''acid-free'' or ''archival safe.''
Cardstock and paper pads can be purchased from craft stores, scrapbooking stores, and the craft section of large department stores such as Walmart.
The pretty pastel-colored Cardstock pad below can be purchased from Walmart.
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I don't know about you, but all the beautiful patterned paper is what drew me to scrapbooking to start with and it's one of my favorite scrapbooking supplies. The patterned paper will be used to decorate and embellish your scrapbook page layout, instantly transforming it from drab to fab.
Patterned paper varies wildly, with stacks of paper often being sold in a particular color scheme or theme. Some patterned paper craft supplies even come with matching scrapbook stickers or smaller images that you can cut out to embellish your layout.
The ''bundle of joy'' themed paper pad below features a sticker sheet and can be purchased from Walmart.
When it comes to scrapbooking supplies, a pair of scissors is one of those things you just can't do without. It's worth investing in good quality, sturdy pair of scissors as you will be using them nearly every time you sit down to do some scrapbooking.
I like to have a large pair for cutting larger pieces and a smaller pair designed for cutting out intricate pieces.
The scissor set below from Fiskars is a great all-purpose set that will work for a multitude of craft projects.
Although it could be argued that you can cut out everything with scissors, I believe paper trimmers should be included in any list of essential scrapbooking supplies as it gives a precise cut each and every time to your straight edges, something that is hard to get right with just a pair of scissors.
Paper trimmers can be quite affordable (although there are definitely expensive state-of-the-art ones out there) but my tip is no matter what price range you get, make sure it will fit 12-inch x 12-inch scrapbook paper.
Fiskars makes great portable paper trimmers at a low-cost price range that will fit your craft paper.