Friday, October 11, 2013

Practical Tips for Scrapbook Beginners

Even with the advent of social media, computers, and digital photography, many people all over the world still enjoy scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is a fun and creative means of preserving and organizing the photographs that have captured priceless memories. The process of cutting and pasting photographs, and journaling about these memories is so simple that anyone can simply pick up the hobby and start right away. Listed below are a few practical tips for first-time scrapbookers:

Less is more

Don't feel compelled to use every photograph you have of a certain event when making an entry in your scrapbook. Practice selecting the photographs that best capture the essence of the event, preferably two or three photos max. This keeps your entries short, sweet, and neat.

Easy on the embellishments

Although embellishments enhance the overall look of an entry, a page that is littered with too many embellishments can take the attention away from the photographs, which are the most important part of the entry. With this in mind, use embellishments sparingly and wisely. This allows your photos to be the center of attention, and can save you some money, as you won't have to buy new embellishments all the time.

Avoid crazy shapes

When trimming photos, try to keep the rectangular or square shape of the photos. Try to avoid cutting difficult shapes like stars or silhouettes. This makes it easier to plan the entire layout of the entry, and saves you time and effort.

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