Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to preserve memories in a fun and often more personal and emotional way than just placing photos in an album. By creating pages that are centered on a specific day, event, or occasion, you can actually add items and designs that will allow others to feel the emotion of the day.
Creating your memories using all the supplies that are available today will give you the opportunity to create a scrapbook that will be unlike any other. You can easily create a scrapbook that is simple using only the bare necessities but if you really want to create a unique scrapbook, you will want to learn more about the best tools that are available.
The most important thing you need is your photos. Of course, you may have taken 20 photos of your child graduating kindergarten, but if you used all of these, the page will look cluttered. The idea is to use the ones that help you preserve the memory and use other items to create a beautiful, heart-warming or funny page according to the emotion you want to shine through.
All you really need is an album, sheet protectors, scissors with a straight edge, glue or adhesive, papers, black pen or if you prefer, use your computer and printer paper for those that do not like their handwriting, and of course your photos.
All scrapbook albums come in two sizes being 8X8 or 12X12 and most come with page protectors. The album will allow you to remove pages or even add more as you grow your scrapbook.
A common pair of straight-edge scissors can do the job, but some people prefer to use a variety of different scissors like pinking shears. Some individuals enjoy using a paper trimmer, however, the Silhouette Cameo will give you more options than just a paper trimmer.
Adhesives used often is just glue with a glue stick being the most popular. On the other hand, some prefer Zots that are nothing more than stick dots and then there are others that would rather use 3D foam squares to create a nicer more professional looking page.
Paper, of course, will help bring your photos to life as you can coordinate the color of paper with items in the photos such as the color of an outfit being worn or the color associated with the season. You can even find patterned paper that helps you create the same theme throughout your scrapbook.
No matter what tools you wish to use, the most important part about scrapbooking is to have fun while creating your memories.