Wholesale Scrapbook Supplies for Everyone

People can often find the best deals via vendors specializing in online wholesale scrapbook supplies. Another way to save money is to subscribe to scrapbook email mailing lists.

Use Online Services to Find Unusual Scrapbook Supplies

Creativity sometimes demands using extraordinary materials. An excellent way to keep creative juices flowing is to order wholesale scrapbook supplies from online vendors who are willing to place special orders for their customers.

Items Shipped to the Customer’s Doorstep

People who want to avoid wasting time wandering through several local stores find it convenient to shop online. Reputable stores selling discounted wholesale scrapbook supplies ship ordered products directly to the customer’s address. Continue reading

Jumpstart Creativity with Scrapbooking Hobby

Scrapbooking is one of the most absorbing things you can do to save and share memories and moments in highly artistic and creative ways. You can turn dull photos into amazing images with a splash of color, stunning cut-up patterns, or a line of humor or poetry. It’s not just about the pictures or the captioning themselves, it is how you present them. Thankfully, there are an amazing array of scrapbooking accessories on the market today that just shopping around the stores inspires further creativity.

There are things in nature and in your home—in plain view—that when you look closely, can be used to put together to highlight a frame, or enhance a picture in your scrapbook. The scraps of color paper in your child’s room, or cut up pieces of velvet to shade the pages as border or background. Golden leaves left to dry out, or dried blossoms to remember a fall moment enhance images—and memories—ferrying the viewer to a certain time.  Continue reading

Scrapbooking Tips: Dealing with Photos

With scrapbook making, photos and images are the big shots. The creative use and placement of photos can harness the playground of the imagination whose value can infuse a dynamic feel to the overall design. Here are some tips to get your photos tell exciting stories in your scrapbook:

  • If you will be printing photos, you may want to do some retouching (e.g. adjusting exposure, adding some tint, etc.). These aren’t too difficult to execute and there are lots of tutorials and apps online that you can follow.

  • Choose a photo that will serve as a focal point. This will serve as the central element for your page. You don’t always have to take that literally, though. It may actually be better to put the focal-point photo at the upper left corner for left-to-right reading orientation.

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Scrapbooking Tips for Your Wedding Mementos

Scrapbooking is a fun and wonderful way of preserving the memories of your special day. It’s livelier than a typical wedding album, which makes your moments more memorable as each page is turned. Here are some scrapbooking tips for your wedding memorabilia:

Choosing Your Album

Find an album style that allows you to move around the pages easily to make organizing less stressful. Some good choices will be a 3-ring binder-style or post-bound album. You can open a standard post-bound album at the back to add in more pages and simply pull the page from the protector should you wish to replace or switch pages. Continue reading

Great Tips for an Amazing Summer Scrapbook

Summer can be a great season for scrapbooking. Take the perfect summer vacation, document everything that happens every day, attend all the activities, take lots of beautiful photos, buy some quality scrapbooking supplies and voila. You have all the ingredients you need to make a memorable summer scrapbook.

The season, however, can get hectic due to all the activities and responsibilities that need your focus. So how can you make summer scrapbooking fun in a way that works for you? First things first: you need to figure out what you want to achieve.

Ask yourself these questions: What is your scrapbooking goal? How much time every day can you actually allot for scrapbooking? Do you want your scrapbook to focus more on stories, images or artwork? The answers will help you craft a scrapbooking schedule that will fit into your summer vacation fun nicely.

Realistically speaking, you may not be able to spend a lot of time on the planning and creation of your scrapbook while you’re out on vacation, so it can be wise to document as much as you can and sort things out later. Just make sure to write down tiny notes as you document so you won’t forget important details.

Three Smashing Scrapbooking Tips for Beginners

Don’t just rely on your phone, computer, or ‘the cloud’ alone to house your memories. You could do more than just stashing your pictures in your phone, and the only way you can look at them is by scrolling through. Print. Record. Reminisce. You can do all that when you start scrapbooking your remembrances.

So how do you get good at scrapbooking? If you’re new to the craft, here are ways to simplify the process and maximize the enjoyment you get out of it.

Keep a journal

“Get ready to take notes,” is something a school teacher would often say, and it’s something you should take seriously now if you want to hone your scrapbooking skills. When something memorable happens, write it down. The notes you collect will come quite handy when you’re creating a layout for your scrapbook.

Learn to consolidate

Do some of your stories overlap with repeating patterns or information? Are you missing some photos for a certain event, but have pictures for another similar event? Maybe your scrapbook can benefit from the consolidation of some stories. Try consolidating two stories into one, using only a single photo for them.

Use only one font

Using several fonts in your scrapbook can make it look shoddy and haphazard. Use instead complementary colors to achieve a uniform look throughout your scrapbook.

Essential Supplies from Online Scrapbooking Stores

Essential Supplies from Online Scrapbooking Stores

Scrapbooks are a fun and creative way to preserve your memories using photos and other materials. If you’re a beginner, you might find it a bit overwhelming at first because of the sheer variety of supplies to choose from. It is recommended, however, that you start with only the essential supplies.

  1. Papers and Pen

Scrapbooking requires the use of a variety of papers, from car stocks to patterned papers. You would need to keep these in a large supply. Likewise, you would also need to keep a collection of high quality pens to write things down on your scrapbook.

  1. Cutting Tools

A good pair of scissors, and maybe a handy cutter and trimmer,, are all you need to handle all the paper you need to cut.

  1. Designs

What makes scrapbooking fun is adding colorful designs as a final touch. You would need a selection of ribbons, buttons, eyelets, tags, stickers, and other items. Build up your collection by getting the designs that would suit your style.

  1. Albums

After all that cutting, writing, and decorating, you would want to put your work somewhere it will be preserved for a long time. Buy special scrapbooking albums in different kinds of styles, colors, and sizes.

These are the essential supplies you need to get started on your scrapbooking. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can expand your collection by getting different supplies for your next scrapbook.