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Just Beginning your Scrapbooking Journey?

Here's a listing of some basics you'll need to get started on this fun and rewarding hobby that will help preserve your family's precious memories.  So let's get started:

1.  Paper and Cardstock:  You'll want everything to be acid free and created just for scrapbooking when you're first starting out.  Look for high quality cardstocks and decorative papers that fit your personality

2. Cutting utensils: Regular scissors will work for most projects but you'll probably want to get some fine-tipped paper snips for detail cutting as well as a good paper trimmer.

3. Adhesives:  Double sided tabs, glue sticks and pens and glue dots work great here. Look for acid free of course and go with anything that's easy to apply.  I like the 2 sided tapes in the one handed applicators best. Quick easy and no mess!

4.  Writing pens:  permanent and photosafe for your journaling and notes.  Get ones that are fade resistant and archival and don't forget opague writers and gel pens for writing on dark cardstock and papers.

5. Albums with sheet protectors: This part can be overwhelming  but first decide what size you want to scrap (12x12? 8.5x11? 6x6?) and then determine which binding you want (3 ring, spral bound, expandable).  I like 3 rings best because they're easiest to move around and change page order.

Remember, these are just the basics.  The fun starts when you add in embellishments and other fun tools and supplies.  But the key with scrapbooking is to just do it and so start with the basics, do a few pages and have fun!

 
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