Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Basic supplies needed to start scrapbooking

Getting started with scrapbooking can be alittle overwhelming when you enter the scrapbooking aisles in a store. There's so much stuff to choose from. Once you get the hang of things, trust me your gonna want everything that has to do with scrapbooking. There are so many stamps, pens, ink pads, embossing powders and embellishments. I can go on and on. But, the basic items you need to get started to create beautiful pages are as follows:

1. An album (Choose an album that would be the size you believe you can complete. Starting small would be a great start.) Examples of albums: Small chipboard albums, paper bag albums. (Check out my store for these type of albums at

2. Pair of sharp scissors (Choose a pair of scissors with a fine tip and comfortable to use.)

3. Adhesives (There are so many different adhesives to choose from. It will depend on what you like to use and in time you will find your favorite. I just found that when someone suggested an adhesive to me I did not like it. So with time you will find the one that you like best. Whatever you choose just make sure it is acid-free.)

4. Cardstock and pattered papers (When first starting a new project choose a theme, color or design. Then choose the card stock and pattern papers to match. Have fun with this part of the project.)

5. Journal pens (The journal pens are for telling your story about the page you created. You can use different colors and choose to journal any where on your page.)

6. Ruler (Can be use to measure and cut your papers or just invest in a 12 inch paper trimmer. It's well worth the money.)

7. X-acto knife (To be use for trimming papers, card stock or any hard to reach places.)

8. Self healing mat(So you don't cut up your table.)

Little by little you can add to your supplies and before you know it you will have lots of items to be creative. Soon you will be making beautiful pages.


drchris said...

How 'bout band-aids? ;-)