A scrapbook is more than just reams of pages that contain a collection of hastily-put-together “memories”. Those who value these memories so much put a great deal of work into their scrapbooks, essentially turning them into works of art. Of course, different people have different styles, designs, and ideas that they want for their scrapbooks, but all of them require the same basic tools and supplies to make them a reality.
Adhesives are a necessity when making a scrapbook, although the right kind of adhesive to use largely depends on the paper quality of the album and what decorative pieces are to be added. For example, acid-free adhesives (like glue, sticker makers, and some kinds of adhesive tape) are best suited for photos. The same can be said for writing tools, since acid-free, permanent pens won't leave behind noticeable damage on the scrapbook's pages.
Yes, it is the scrapbook's sentimental value that holds its appeal, but much of its sentimental value comes from the photos and the decorations contained in its pages, as well as the time and work a creator has put into his or her project. The right materials are therefore needed to make the scrapbook truly special.