Sunday, March 8, 2009

All In One Scrapbooking Kits - Creating Keepsakes

Create Designer Scrapbook Pages!

Learning to create beautifully coordinated scrapbook pages is easy with the Leaves All In One Scrapbooking Kit from Creating Keepsakes. Choose from three designer options, including Batik, Leaves, and Paisley. You'll find them all in the Scrapbook Kits section of the store.

If you're new to scrapbooking, you may be wondering how to get started. Just figuring out all of the pieces you need to pull together can be a challenge for beginners. I suggest starting off with the basics and then building on from there as you become comfortable creating your own scrapbook pages.

There are 3 Basic Elements to getting started - Materials, Tools, and Instructions.

Scrapbook Materials

The Batik All In One Scrapbooking Kit takes the guess work out of selecting the materials you need to create your first 8x8 scrapbook pages. 8x8 simply refers to the dimensions, in inches, of your completed pages. This kit comes with a full selection of cardstock papers, patterned papers, rub-on sheets, punch-out sheets, and vellum quote sheets.

No need to worry or wonder if colors and/or patterns work well together. The great thing about these scrapbooking kits is that all of the materials were designed to work together beautifully!

Before getting started, you'll need to collect all of the photos you want to include in the album. Consider adding memorabilia from a special event or milestone.

Select a coordinating 8x8 scrapbook album that is ready to fill with your completed scrapbook pages. To preserve and safeguard your photos for years to come, choose an archival quality album intended for scrapbooking.

Scrapbook Tools

There are a few basic tools you'll need to get started, including a scrapbooking trimmer, scissors, adhesive, and journaling pens. A trimmer will ensure clean, straight edges when cutting paper or trimming photos. You'll use your trimmer to create backgrounds, borders, photo frames, journaling blocks, and more. You'll also want to have a pair of precision scissors on hand for cutting curved or circular shapes.

Scrapbooking adhesives are used to adhere your photos, decorative papers, vellum quotes, accents, and more to your scrapbook pages. Adhesives are available in a variety of formats, including double-stick tape, tape runner, glue stick, glue dots, photo tabs, and spray-on. You may want to try out a couple different types when getting started to determine your preference.

Journaling adds a personal touch to your scrapbook album. Jot down simple phrases or quotes related to your photos on a piece of scratch paper. Select your favorites to add to your pages.

When selecting adhesives and journaling pens, remember to always choose archival quality products. Look for labeling to indicate that they are archival safe.

Visit the Paper Craft Supplies section of the store to see our selection of basic supplies for getting started.

Scrapbook Instructions

For beginners, instructions are key to getting started with confidence.

The Paisley All In One Scrapbooking Kit provides guidance and examples for designing creative page layouts for your album. This kit includes 4 layout sketches with step-by-step instructions for completing 2 versions of each sketch.

You can follow the examples exactly for your first few pages and then try creating your own unique variations once you're comfortable with the process.

Visit the Scrapbook Kits section of the store to see our complete selection of scrapbook kits. Learning how to create beautiful scrapbook pages is easy with kits that include the materials and instructions to get you started!

Explore a variety of beginner craft kits at Weekend Kits and get ready to learn a new craft on your next Weekend at Home!

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