Helpful Tips and Tricks
After more than five years of scrapbooking, I've come across a few things that seem to help me work more efficiently
and also help me create awesome pages in my books. Here are a few of my favorites...
- Because you're working with glue, markers and other messy objects, make sure to wash your hands frequently. When they are clean, they
won't mussy up your pages and photos.
- Save all your scrap paper--you never know when you might need it.
- I've used old maps, wrapping paper and fabric scraps as paper. It adds a neat feel to the pages and won't break the bank!
- I prefer using double-sided tape to adhere my photos and paper to the pages. It's easy to peal off if you mistakenly place a picture in the
wrong spot or decide to change the layout of your page. Also, double-sided tape won't ripple your pages like some glues can.
- Store your pages in plastic archival sheets. You can guarantee they'll fit your book exactly if you buy the same brand and specific kind associated
with the book you're using. The plastic will help keep the pages clean and neat for years to come.
- To create a cool look on your pages, take a piece of paper and rip it along one side. It creates a neat looking border with a cool edge.
- Making small scrapbooks that just showcase a particular event, family member or friend make a great gift. You can buy books that are 6" by 6". Finishing a whole book that is really small doesn't take as much time as a 12" by 12". It's a really sentimental gift for someone you
- If your handwriting isn't too great, save time and frustration with alphabet stickers.
- Try crumpling up your cardstock. It adds interest and dimension to the page.
- Don't just display your photos, tell stories! Did something really funny happen at last year's family reunion? What was Tommy's first word? If you
offer little stories and quotes on your pages, your scrapbook will take on a more personalized feel. People looking at it years from now will have a
little insight to what happened.
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