3 Helpful Scrapbooking Tips for Beginners

3 Helpful Scrapbooking Tips for Beginners

Have any of y’all scrapbooked before? It’s one of the best pastimes I’ve enjoyed on my own and with family. Over the years, I accumulated many pictures of myself, my family, and my friends that I didn’t know where to house. It got to the point where I was looking up new ways to organize and display my photos. It wasn’t until several years ago that I stumbled upon scrapbooking—a fun way to share memories and recollect a sweet story of birth, marriage, and just genuine happiness. Scrapbooking has brought me joy and has undoubtedly helped me express myself in unique ways. Come and stay a while as I share my three most helpful scrapbooking tips for beginners.

Think About the Story You Want To Tell or the Theme To Follow

I remember my first time scrapbooking. There was one time during a blackout that we had to find something to do to pass the time. We got together to create the very own scrapbook of our wedding day. We rediscovered mementos from all the moments between engagement and the big day, and in the end, we had a fun reminder of what led to our happily ever after.

I want you to consider the stories you want to tell through your photos. Was there a birth, a wedding, a day at the beach, or maybe a new furry friend joining the family in recent years? Whatever your story is, make that the focus of your scrapbook.

Sort Through Your Photos

The main point of the scrapbook is to show off your favorite pictures in a way that conveys the story you want to tell. I took it upon myself to sort through my photographs and preserve those with handwritten photo captions before placing them into my scrapbook alongside my favorites. If there is a story of a loved one you want to tell, such as a grandparent, make sure to scan these pictures first to retain the original image quality.

Gather the Right Supplies

As I sorted through my photos, I remember wondering what supplies I needed most. You don’t need to buy out the entire craft store (but who wouldn’t want to?) to make the best scrapbook ever. That’s not possible, and your project might become too intimidating if you plan on incorporating too much. The essential tools for your scrapbooking haul are a tape measure, page protectors, and plain card stock. Plain cardstock is thick and doesn’t tear as easily as pattern paper.

These scrapbooking tips for beginners will help you create the best version of your story, y’all. As you get into making your scrapbook, ensure you start off small—you’ll see progress unfold when focusing on one thing at a time.

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