You want to start scrapbooking, but don't know where to start and what you need. If this is your first time starting to scrapbook and you don't know what you'll need to get started, this article will point you in the right direction.
Scrapbook Albums are where you need to start. Find a 12"x12" album that portrays the look and feel of your scrapbook theme. They come in many different formats, from plain colors to ones with picture inserts, in a variety of materials.
Scrapbook Paper is the most critical component of any project. Hundreds of thousands of designs exist, and you can spend weeks looking. Make sure to buy extras of each page in case you mess up. Buy high quality paper thats lignin and acid free to preserve your pictures.
Scrapbook Stickers are the next important element and come in large varieties as well.
Scrapbook Embellishments bring the creativity to any project. Brads, beads, clips, chipboard, tags, charms, sprinkles, rub-ons, the list goes on. any type of flair you can imagine exists out there at your local store or online.
Die cuts are cardboard or thicker stock that you cut out and attach to your pages. It adds another dimension to the page and spruces up elements in ways a sticker won't.
Calligraphy markers and other scrapbooking pens are a necessity for any handwritten text you are going to add. There are specialty markers that can run pretty expensive, but can definitely be worth it. Also be sure to check out gel pens.
Scrapbook ribbon, the name says it all. Ribbon makes great borders on the page, around pictures, or as part of the album itself or as a bookmark.
Scrapbook Punches create special designs by punching out the paper. While you won't normally do this to the main paper page, you can do it to other paper or die-cuts and then glue it on to your layout.
There are dozens of other supplies to use, from tote bags to scrapbook kits. Be sure to spend some time shopping before you start your project. After all, shopping for scrapbook supplies is half the fun!
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