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How to Make a Scrapbook

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How to Make a Scrapbook

Scrapbooking is a really fun and relaxing activity to try out. There are so many things you can make and add to your scrapbook. Here are a couple of tips of how to make a scrapbook.

Background

colorful backgrounds

First, you'll want to choose a background for your scrapbook. You can use the paper that comes with your scrapbook as the background, or you can stick something with fun prints onto the scrapbook.

Choose Your Photos

vacation photos

Take out all (or some if you have a lot) of your photos. Depending on what kind of scrapbook you're making, pick out the ones that you want to use for your scrapbook. Each page of your scrapbook should stick with a certain theme. Try not to make it random. How many photos you can stick on one page depends on how big your scrapbook is. Normally you can fit around 2 – 3 per page. But if you want to add more pictures, either get a larger scrapbook or trim your photos to make them smaller.

Photo Border/Mat

colorful papers

If you haven't chosen a background for you page yet, what you can do is get some color papers and cut them out so that they make a border around each photo on the page. This way, rather than choosing one background color, you'll have a variety of colors. Try to choose the same theme of colors, for instance, bright colors, or dark colors. Even neon colors are fine as long as you only use neon colors.

Notes and Tags

magazine cut outs and writings

You can add some text around your photos. If you ever forget where that photo was taken, you can always read the text to find out. A good idea is to also write the people who are in the photo and the date of when it was taken with your text.

Stationary

paint and color pencils

You'll need quite a few bits and pieces of stationary to help you design your scrapbook. Here are some of the basic tools you'll use: Craft glue, double sided tape, scissors, colored pens and markers.

Glue and Add

color markers

Now that you have all your photos, texts, and colored papers, it's time to add them all to your scrapbook. First, stick on your background. If you are using individual backgrounds, then measure them with each picture first. Then stick on the backgrounds and then the photos. Once you are done sticking, go ahead and add any designs you want with some colored pens and markers.

Decorating

lace, ribbons, and pearls

Decorating is the best part of creating a scrapbook. After you have everything in place, you can start decorating the gaps around your texts and photos. This will help your scrapbook seem fuller and colorful. Here are a few decorating tools you might like to add in your scrapbook: lace, glitter, stickers, buttons, gemstones, ribbons, plastic flowers and leaves.

Scrapbooking can take a bit of time, but it's really fun and helps you relax your body and mind. It's an activity that's stress free.

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