You have many great memories to share. Why not collect them all in one book? Learn the fun and meaningful craft of scrapbooking. In this video how-to, learn how to get started on your scrapbooking adventure.
You Will Need:
• A theme
• A scrapbooking album
• Specialty pens for scrapbooking
• Family (optional)
• A small box (optional)
• Page protectors (optional)
Step 1: Decide on a topic
Decide on a topic. If you pick a theme before you start, you'll be more prepared to organize your material.
Step 2: Pick a book
Pick a scrapbook that suits your theme or has colors or patterns you prefer. There are enough choices for every taste.
Step 3: Find photos and memorabilia
Find photos and memorabilia such as newspaper clippings, certificates, and movie ticket stubs.
Step 4: Buy paper
Buy cardstock to use as frames for your pictures.
Step 5: Pick out accessories
Pick accessories to dress up your pages. Craft stores sell stickers, buttons, and three-dimensional decorations for scrapbooking.
Step 6: Assemble pages
Cut and paste paper patterns, ribbons and bows, and decorative buttons. Trim edges with your scissors.
Step 7: Choose pens
Choose colorful pens to write names, dates, and quotes on your pages. Use acid-free, waterproof, and fade-proof pens, available at arts and crafts stores.
Trivia: In 2007, a letter written by George Washington in 1787 was found in New Jersey in a 19th-century scrapbook.