Thursday, August 28, 2014

Getting into the Art of Scrapbooking

While everyone now owns a smartphone, tablet, or a digital camera, and there are lots of free online photo storage sites—not to mention, photo-focused social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram—nothing beats holding the actual photographs in your hands.

Today though, simply slipping those photos in slots of photo albums is considered too basic. You have to take it to another level, look at the task as if it were a work of art, and make a scrapbook instead. A scrapbook not only allows you to organize your photos, but it also allows you to tell your story. Think of it as your journal—except the entries are photographs, instead of text.

If this sounds enticing to you, it’s time to get those photos printed. Afterward, it’s time to buy scrapbook supplies through online stores. The items to buy are album, scrapbook paper, glue, decorative edge scissors, and embellishments like stickers, ribbons, or lace. It can get overwhelming to get all of these items, however, so getting a starter kit will probably come in most handy. If you do good research, you’ll come across retailers that offer starter kits at discounted rates.

Of course, sometimes you can use items that you actually don’t have to buy, like receipts, tickets, or cards. For instance, if you want a wedding scrapbook for you and your spouse, you can use the receipt from the restaurant where you had your first date.

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