Top 13 Must-Have Scrapbooking Supplies List for Every Scrapbooker
1. Before You Get Other Scrapbook Supplies – Get A Scrapbooking Album!
A scrapbooking album is where you can store all your completed layouts safely and without the worry of wear and tear. This is a very important piece of scrapbook equipment. When you are selecting your scrapbook album, there are a few things that you should consider before you buy, like size, color/pattern that fits your theme, and which type of binder you would like. Binders come in three styles and which one you use is solely based on your personal preference.
♥ Three ring: The three ring notebook has three metal rings that hold the page protectors inside of the album. It is relatively easy to adjust the contents in your scrapbook album.
♥ Post bound: This album has two to three screw and bolt metal posts that hold the contents of the album into place. You can disassemble and add, as well as remove pages.
♥ Strap-hinge: This a less common album type. These types of albums are designed with 2 to 3 nylon straps.
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2 & 3. Refill Pages and Page Protectors
Refill pages do not come in standard sizes, so before you purchase some, check to see what size your scrapbook requires. On average, albums will be able to hold up to 35 fully fixed page protectors with several layers of embellishments.
You need a scrapbook page stock with an accompanying page protector. A scrapbook page is one of your essentials and getting a stock allows you to have the freedom to create endless scrapbook ideas and page designs. I really recommend that you have spare pages around for you to feed your creative juices to.
To avoid damaging your pictures, use the non-vinyl or the archival-safe kind of protectors. There are two options to pick from when choosing: clear or non-glare protectors. Clear protectors are known to bring out the colors in the layout, while the non-glare protectors tend to have less glare.
When looking for a pair of scissors, find a pair that is comfortable to hold in your hands. Sharp scissors are a very important piece of scrapbook equipment. You'll be cropping photos and cutting card stock a lot, so it's best to look for a pair of scissors that are designed for arts and crafts.
There are different types of scrapbooking scissors, so how many pairs you need will be determined by what you're planning on doing with your layouts. If you're cutting fabric, look for sharp ones that can cut fabric. If you're seeking to cut photos with a jagged look, seek jagged edge scissors. There are some creative types of scissors out there!
There are lots of adhesive styles and options for scrapbookers. Generally, you'd want an acid free adhesive to start out with, as acid free adhesive works well with both cardstock and photos. Double-sided tab and tapes are also ideal for scrap booking.
Using The Right Scrapbook Adhesives Is Important
You need a complete set of adhesives for your scrapbooking adventures. Here's what you need:
♥Tape (regular tape, washi tape, double sided tape, foam tape and more)
♥Glue (I honestly prefer the use of glue dots for scrapbooking)
♥Anything that can help your scrapbook pieces to stick on the page
It is strictly dependent on whatever you are gluing though, so make sure to research before you pair an adhesive with a material. For the environmentally conscious, there are adhesives that are toxic-free and will not smell up your home.
6. Acid-Free Cardstock and Patterned Paper
Scrapbook Supplies: A Paper Trimmer Makes Cutting So Easy & Quick!
9. Scrapbook embellishments
No scrapbook is complete without scrapbooking embellishments. From stickers to wooden embellishments that you can get from a craft store. These tiny decorative pieces will really add an impact to your pages.
I do love making my own embellishments rather than buying pricey embellishments from craft stores. From embossed designs to folded origami using patterned papers, scrapbook embellishments are items you can't live without. I've got a ton of DIY embellishments you might want to try out yourself.
It's always a must for any scrapbooker to have colorful pens from glitter pens to metallic tips so just simple markers are a must for all scrapbookers out there, don't you think? Your scrapbooking albums will be incomplete if you don't add even just a bit of journaling in some of them.
Journaling is a part of scrapbooking because you put your thoughts on your featured photos or layout on your album. You can easily put your ideas through short journaling pieces throughout your album designs. Sometimes with a great pen, you may not even find the need to add even just a single embellishment on your page, simply write your thoughts or add comments in beautiful ink and your page is complete.
I can't help but consider tools to be must-have basics. Here are some of the best items that every scrapbooker should have for your scrapping crafts:
♥Measuring tools (rulers, protractor, compass, etc)
You won't be scrapbooking if you didn't have any photos! From old pictures in your childhood to pictures that you just print out. These can be images taken from your trips and vacations to simple daily phone camera shots that you took at random. Your scrapbook album is all about these photos and that's an absolute BASIC!
Your number one scrapbook essential is the photo you're going to feature on your page.
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These are the basic scrapbook equipment you will need to get started in scrapbooking. Of course, there are plenty more materials to choose from. Should you fall in love with this hobby, feel free to add to your equipment list little by little. As you do, you'll have more ways to create beautiful and meaningful scrapbooks.
Topic: Scrapbook Supplies