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Scrapbooking for Beginners

Scrapbooking Tips for Beginners

Scrapbooking is a wonderful way of preserving special memories. More than just a photo album, it's a collection of photos and momentoes prensented in a creative way.
Scrapbooking is hugely popular and if you look online or in specific stores, you will find thousands of products on sale to help you with your scrapbooking hobby.
It's easy to get overwhelmed when you are a beginner, so here are some basic tips to keep in mind when you get started.

1: Photos make up the essence of a scrapbook. Be sure before you cut up any photos. You may want to make sure you print another copy first.

2. You can use words, titles, short sentences etc to create really effective images on a page. You don't have to be traditional - titles can be placed anywhere on a page.

3. Be wary about getting carried away with themes. You might buy too much for one theme and your tastes could change.

4. Don't worry if your scrapbooks look quite basic to start with. You don't have to spend hours on each page. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective.

5. Have fun!!!

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What are glue dots and can I use them for scrapbooking?

Glue dots are ideal for scrapbooking as they are acid free, so won't cause any damage to your photos or paper etc and they are really strong. You can stick all sorts of things into your album without any mess. I love using glue dots when I make my albums as it's just saved me from all that dripping glue.

Feb 12, 2013 | Crafts & Hobbies

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I am thinking of making a scrapbook for my sisters baby shower but I have no idea where to start. Any suggestions?

Scrapbooking is a wonderful way of giving your sister a real personal memory of this special time. Check out this Daily Motion video for an idea to get you started, http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xffl74_how-to-make-a-functional-baby-shower-scrapbook_school

Feb 12, 2013 | Crafts & Hobbies

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Is there a good place to buy scrapbooking albums?

You could try the scrapbook megastore http://www.scrapbookmegastore.com.au/ for a big selection, or Target if you want something simpler http://www.target.com/c/scrapbooking-photo/-/N-5xt4g

Feb 12, 2013 | Crafts & Hobbies

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Can anyone suggest a short scrapbooking video for beginners?

Try this one on YouTube that gives the basic design principles for beginners to scrapbooking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xSJDxzU6mg

Feb 12, 2013 | Crafts & Hobbies

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