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Have you ever looked at a scrapbooking album that a friend, family member or co-worker put together and wished that you had their creativity?
As you study each page, do you admire the layout? With the right supplies and a free afternoon or evening, you can easily learn how to scrapbook for beginners in five easy steps!
The first step in learning to scrapbook is to quickly organize your photos.
After all, scrapbooking is all about showcasing your photos.
You want easy access to the pictures that you'll be using rather than having to paw through hundreds of photos.
Using manila file folders or a plain photo album, write down one category per folder. You might want to consider folders for:
♥ immediate family members
♥ birthday celebration
♥ baby arrival
♥ wedding anniversary
Note: Check out our article "anniversary scrapbook ideas" to find out how to create amazing romantic scrapbook layouts!
Sort through your photos and place them in the appropriate folders. As you begin sorting, you'll most likely come up with additional categories. Toss out any blurry or poor photos. Once all of the photos have been organized, place the folders in a portable file bin or even a cardboard box.
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The next step in learning how to make a scrapbook is to choose the theme for your scrapbook page. This is the fun start of becoming creative! Do you want to recapture your wedding day? Did you and your family have a great trip to the zoo and you can't wait to do something with all of the photos that you took and the postcards that you purchased? Did your husband run his first 5K and you want to document the experience? The great thing about scrapbooking is that themes are endless! Whatever it is that you're excited about, can be used as a scrapbook theme.
You'll also need to decide if the scrapbook is something you're making for someone else or for yourself. A scrapbook album makes a very personalized gift that will be treasured by the other person for years to come.
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♥How to always have the perfect pictures to scrap at your fingertips!
As you learn to scrapbook, you'll want to have some basic supplies on hand. Some of these items you may already have and others will need to be purchased.
Here is the list of basic scrapbook supplies that you'll need for your scrapbook page:
♥scrapbook paper/ patterned paper
♥ acid free easy stick adhesives or glue sticks
♥photo albums with sheet protectors
♥ paper trimmer
♥ colored cardstock
♥ themed or pattern scrapbook pages
♥ oval template
♥ embellishments such as scrapbook stickers and buttons
TIP: Use acid free adhesives for your scrapbook to help preserve your pages longer!
You'll find these scrapbooking supplies at most any craft supply store, a large store that has a craft department, or some items can even be found at a dollar store. Exercise caution while walking through the scrapbooking aisles! You'll see a lot of fun items, but stick with the basics and over time you can add to it.