Are you thinking of putting a scrapbook together? In this article, we will provide you with tips on how to go about it. Let’s start!
Choose a topic
Scrapbooks tell a story. So, the first thing to do when making one is to decide on the story you want to tell.
Here’s how to choose a topic:
Start small: We recommend you begin with a specific story to avoid being overwhelmed. For instance, if you are documenting a girls’ trip, focus on the best – the funniest and most exciting – part of the trip.
Choose a story or theme: If you can’t decide on a story, use a theme instead. It could be a sporting, birthday, graduation, or hangout event.
Choose an album size
There are different size formats for a scrapbook. The size you choose will determine the volume of the content, like pictures, text, and embellishments, you can include in the scrapbook.
Choose your pictures
There is only one rule to choosing pictures for your scrapbook: less is more. Ensure to remember this when you feel like inserting all the images related to your topic in the scrapbook. Identify a few favorites and complement them with texts and decorative materials.
Also, use pictures with a matte finish instead of gloss. Pictures that have a gloss finish are more prone to fingerprint smudges, which can mess up your scrapbook.
Choose a layout
Choosing a layout is one of the hardest things when it comes to making a scrapbook. Below are a few tips on how to choose a good layout.
Choose a focal point: The focal point of your scrapbook is where you want the reader to focus. It could be a picture, a text, or an embellishment. Once you identify this point, arrange the layout to make this object stand out.
Reduce the number of photos: If there are numerous pictures on the page, reduce them. Also, try combining pictures of different sizes.
Check online: You can get ideas for layouts by searching online. Doing this will help you find already created scrapbook sketches you can adapt.
Gather your supplies
Since you have mastered the above, let’s talk supplies.
To create an excellent scrapbook, you need paper crafts supplies and kits. There are numerous supplies on the market. As a result, it can be overwhelming to choose. To help, we have provided a list of crucial supplies below.
* Sharp scissors or paper trimmer
* Embellishments, stickers, or decorative materials
* Acid-free adhesive (liquid or tape runner)
* Page protectors or albums
* Card stock or patterned paper
* Writing utensils
* Cutting mat
Scrapbooking is a fun activity that tells your story in a visually appealing and pleasant way. As a beginner, you don’t have to be perfect at scrapbooking. You only have to keep trying and getting better. With these tips, you can ease the process of making a scrapbook.