Scrapbooking is fun and following certain tips will make it more fun. Here are certain tips that can be beneficial for the beginners and experts alike. Have a look and enjoy your scrapbooking.
Don’t Start with your Favorite Photos Immediately: When you are a starter, it is not necessary that your first few albums will end up perfect. So try to go for the newer photos first because you will surely grab the negatives or soft copy of those photos and develop them again, but you might not do that with the old ones.
Try to Limit Your Purchase: Only go for the things that you need to buy; don’t overload your pocket with so many albums and other stuffs. When you move on with scrapbooking, your taste will surely change and your style too; so keeping the supplies in bulk in the background may restrict your new style. Also make a list of things when you are going to shop and only buy anything other than list when you feel that the thing you are about to buy is highly important. Every supply that you find in the market will look stunning but remember to see your budget too.
Don’t Cut Pictures in All Shapes: At start, it may seem good to cut the pictures in different shapes other than oval, square and rectangle. Try not to do that immediately because it will not going to give you any good.
Go for the Focal-Point Photo: Select it and treat the rest as accessories to narrate the story. As we move from left to right, so top-left hand corner can be the perfect focal point. Enlarging the focal-point photo can also improve the overall result of the page.
Use Embellishments with Care: Don’t get carried away with the beauty of stickers and other similar supplies. Simply, don’t ruin your album by just putting things here and there. Try to make your album look amazing with minimal embellishments.
Plastic Cards As Glue-Spreaders: Your old plastic credit cards can come handy when it is time to apply glue to the huge surface. They also allow you to make a thin and even layer of glue over the surface. When done, wipe them and save them for the next time.
Sewing the scrapbook pages:
You have to sew the scrapbook pages together and I recommend using Brother se400 sewing and embroidery machine for this purpose. I know I used this machine in past and I loved the way it sews and save ton of time so I can focus on next scrapbooking project.
Ways to Have Fast Page Accents: Take patterned papers and cut out design from them. Use button to make the flower center. Using ribbons and buttons as page accents provide special cute looks to your layouts. Use staples to fasten page accents, this will give edgy look to your layout.
Titles are Important but Keep Them Short: Don’t overload the title, try to keep it simple. Try to narrate the story in fewer words and don’t waste all your energy and efforts in making titles only. Sometimes, going simple means you are having the best. Cutting out letters from the patterned pages also make amazing title. If you want a handwritten one, then, cut your handwritten letter and mat it on a cardstock to have a perfect title.
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