Scrapbooking Tips to Get You Started
Why do beginners love scrapbooking tips? They save time, money and offer inspiration for your new projects! Experience takes time, but here are a few things I have learned on my scrapbooking journey. Have any of your own tips you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments section below this page!
Scrapbooking Tip No. 1
Tired of getting glue all over everything? Need a nice, clean layer? Don’t throw away those credit cards you get in the small. They can be a great hack, just wipe off the card when you are done. It will spread the glue evenly.
Scrapbooking Tip No. 2
Wrap washi tape around photos creating a faux-frame.
Tip No. 3
Instead of sewing into your page you can simulate the stitched look by mimicking the pattern with small vertical or horizontal dashes.
Tip No. 4
Add on a pre-made envelope to your layout to tuck in journaling and souvenirs. Customize your envelope by adding ephemera, photos, buttons, etc. You can also use library pocket to tuck in your extra journaling too.Tip No. 5
Try adding a button or brad to the middle of your flower accents. You can also use enamel dots. All of these items add texture and dimension to your page. Creating a more interesting visual.
Tip No. 6
Cut out letters from patterned paper to use as your page title.
Tip No. 7
Mat multiple photos horizontally to create a film strip effect. This is a beautiful design and add good variety to your layouts. Just be sure to space the photos even distances from each other.
Tip No. 8
Tilt your photos slightly on your page to create a more whimsical, energetic feel.
Tip No. 9
Organize your photos. It will save you a lot of time once you’ve started scrapbooking. Think of organizing them based on location, timeline, photos that will go together on the page or whatever else makes sense to your theme and layout.
Tip No. 10
Shop with a list. Like grocery shopping while hungry, walking into the craft store excited about a new project with no plan can be hazardous to your wallet. Think up what you need and make a list what you already have before you go shopping. This will save you a lot of time, money and space in your home.
Tip No. 11
Put those photo editing skills to use! I use the photoshop express app on some of my images to add filters, adjust brightness, contrast etc before printing my photos. I usually only do this to a select few, but I love the extra oumpf it adds to certain photos!
Tip No. 12
Instead of spending tons of money on pre-made packs of embellishments, print images from online and cut them out yourself! I find that I am able to find images that fit my theme, color scheme and page layouts best that way anyways -and by just using the printer at work it costs me nothing at all. You can also make your own embellishments with paper punches and random scraps you have lying around.