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Putting together your own photo albums and scrapbooking is such a fun and easy way of storing your memories. I’ve previously done my own scrapbooking when creating gifts for friends and also for my own personal use such as for remembering my travels. You may be wondering, “what’s the actual point of scrapbooking?” – my scrapbooks hold some of my happiest memories, making them visual and storing them in one place is easy. I’ve put together a list of tips for photo albums and scrapbooking, which are easy to apply and may usually be overlooked for a beginner, who is just starting out with their scrapbook.
For your scrapbooking materials, you can simply begin with the basics and take it from there. Another important decision is to choose your theme, this could be for a relationship, to document your travels, for wedding planning/to remember your wedding day, and so much more. Your options are unlimited! Although I would advise, please don’t be drawn in by the really expensive photo albums on the market, when you can easily just create your own.
Essential starter kit:
If you don’t want to create your own patterns, lettering or fonts, you can purchase and download them from a variety of craft websites. For example, you can download this mandala svg craft bundle pack, which is a hand drawn mandala with the word “breathe” across it. There are so many different templates and designs available, you will be spoilt for choice.
Use the internet and other resources to your advantage. Pinterest can be a great source for scrapbooking inspiration. Instagram and specific scrapbooking hashtags can also be another great resource. You can then get a feel for the different styles and theme ideas. Consider other decorative elements such as using fabric for backgrounds, tilting photos to create “movement”, use cut outs from magazines, cut out letters from patterned paper, etc. There are so many great tips and inspo online!
Cards and postcards may take up a lot of space and can be quite bulky, but there are some useful tips you can try out – such as, if you have a lot of cards you want to include, you could take a photo of them all together and then use that photo within your scrapbook to save on space. It will also mean the pages won’t be as bulky.
It doesn’t matter what other peoples scrapbooks look like and don’t worry if you’re not the most creative person ever (neither am I to be honest) – your scrapbooks will be what you make of them. It doesn’t need to look or be anywhere near perfect and as you progress, you will adapt your own style and page layouts. It’s your book, with your memories.
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I'm Louise, a 28 year old blogger living in York. I'm a freelance blogger and Teaching Assistant. This is my corner of the internet, in which I cover topics such as mental health, travel, fashion, lifestyle and so much more!
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