Scrapbooking is a noble hobby with a long legacy of creativity by its practitioners. However, creating your own scrapbook can still be a daunting prospect for those who are just starting out. A scrapbook is something that will showcase the memories of an individual or group, something that can be passed on from generation to generation.
Creating what it stores is a challenging task. If you want to start doing your own scrapbook, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Start with your disposable photos, or at least the ones that you have copies of. Pictures take the most slashing in a scrapbook; the cutting and gluing can damage them. It’s better to preserve a copy of the photo to be safe.
- Don’t splurge on supplies. It may be tempting to go and buy everything in the scrapbook shop, but since you’re a beginner, it would be best to start with only the basics. Besides, if you develop a taste for it, there are a lot of online shops that sell scrapbook supplies in bulk at cheaper prices than brick-and-mortar shops.
- Learn restraint. Some people have the tendency to get fancy and just slap everything in the book. You’ll probably end up regretting it later. Try to aim for an understated approach with a few embellishments. You’ll have chances to be more exuberant later when you’re more skilled.
Scrapbooking can be a rewarding experience. Hopefully, these tips can ensure your enthusiasm for the hobby doesn’t disappear.