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In this fantastic scrapbooking for beginners tutorial, you'll learn the basics of how to scrapbook using embellishments to enhance your scrapbook page, and will be provided with a handy list of embellishments. Follow these tips to create stunning scrapbooks!
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Have you ever leafed through someone's scrapbook pages and as you glanced over each page you didn't know where to look first? The pages were filled with different crafting patterns, photos, stickers, stamps, and so forth, that you tend to get lost in the clutter of it all.
This is a common mistake that a lot of scrapbooking beginners make. They feel that the entire page has to be filled in order to give it the best appearance. Once you have selected your photos and your background, choose just a few scrapbook embellishments and temporarily place them onto your layout. Decide if the embellishments are actually enhancing the page or if they're taking away from the main focal point.
For example, if your background contains different shades of purple and your photos are of a Purple Hat luncheon, then using cute tiny orange flowers would be very distracting. Decide if your embellishments should be scattered throughout a page or used as a grouping.
Sometimes by keeping your photos cropped and matted as squares and your journaling parallel to the photos, you only need two or three scrapbook embellishments near the bottom or top of the page.
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Learn why a wide variety of embellishments shouldn't be used for a spread.One of the key rules regarding scrapbooking for beginners is to take it easy with the mixing and matching of embellishments.
Beads, twine, brads, stickers, and other scrapbooking supplies...all of these things are a lot of fun to use. However, when a spread contains too many types of scrapbook embellishments, it creates chaos.
On average, use only three kinds of embellishments for a spread. Let's say you're creating a spread pertaining to your son's Little League games. You might embellish the spread with sports scrapbook stickers, brads, and buttons. It's okay to use more than just one sticker, one brad, or one button, but just make sure that the totality doesn't overwhelm the page.
You also need to be selective in terms of the types of embellishments that you use. Make sure that you are using acid free scrapbooking adhesive and paper items. Otherwise, over time, they may get faded, discoloring your scrapbook page or flaking away. For the most part, you'll want to use flat embellishments for scrapbooks, and save the poufy flowers, charms, and large beads to adorn the front of greeting cards.