5 STEPS TO START A SCRAPBOOK

5 STEPS TO START A SCRAPBOOK

It is a common habit to remember special moments through photography and a collection of meaningful mementos. Yet, it is often the case that these small things tend to be neglected, thrown out or stashed away in some forgotten space. This is when you should consider building a scrapbook for the important things in your life. Here are some recommended basic tips on how to get started.

#1 Find a compelling reason to start a scrapbook

Do you find your cellphone and computer stuff with too many images – so overflowing that you always end up deleting them randomly to make room? Or are your photographs hidden away in dusty drawers and shoeboxes that you will never touch until it is time to move? Or are you a closet artist who has a talent for curating beautiful things and putting them together in a nice layout? Find out what is your reason to start a scrapbook.

#2 Figure out the best way to organize your album

Once you have your solid reason, you will need to concentrate on how to put your scrapbook together. Before you actually get down to working on the pages, brainstorm what is the best presentation method for your ideas. For example, you may want to settle on one particular theme. It could be as simple as birthdays and weddings.

#3 Work out your construction capabilities

Now, are you an artist by nature? Not everyone, and luckily you do not need to make all elements of the scrapbook by hand. In fact, there are usually large sections in art supplies stores that are wholly dedicated to scrapbooking. There you can find tools for your craft, ready-made decoration and ready-to-use scrapbook albums.

#4 Brainstorm first, then create

This step is actually quite important. When you have gathered all of the materials you need to get started on your book, think about how you intend to organize your photographs. It could be sorted by theme. Some may want to put together a narrative in chronological order, or have them placed according to a unique story.

#5 Complete each page one by one
While many scrapbookers enjoy creating on an impulse, we find that the best way to ensure completion of your scrapbook is to fill your album page by page. This dedication will make you fill up your book by habit, instead of ending up with a very sporadic piece of work.


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