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How to Start Scrapbooking

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Learning something new can be a great opportunity for you to start up a new passion or hobby. From painting to golf, crafting to cooking, there are plenty of ways that you can choose to spend your spare time. Scrapbooking is just another one of those options, but unlike other hobbies, it allows for you to express your creativity in a way that immortalizes your favorite memories. By creating a scrapbook to capture your family photos and keepsakes, you’re making an investment for the future. You’re making something beautiful that can be passed down through the generations. You’re creating something that’s more than just a family album.

To get started scrapbooking, all you need are a few supplies, your family photos, some keepsakes, and your creativity. It’s that simple! Here are the steps to starting your first scrapbook.

1.First, start out by purchasing a scrapbook, some glue, a pair of scissors, and a nice pen.
2.Next, sort through your crafting area and scrounge up some buttons, stickers, fabric scraps, or ribbons that can be used as embellishments.
3.Then, look through your albums and choose family photos, newspaper clippings, programs, or ticket stubs that mean something special to you.
4.Put them all together on dedicated pages throughout your book. Try to write in captions, notes, or other information about the photos or about a special event. Be sure that you’re dividing your scrapbook up by themed pages.
5.Decorate your pages using the embellishments you’ve created from your craft room scraps or choose some professionally-made ones to add flair.
6.Share and enjoy!

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