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How do I start to scrapbook?

I have a lot of supplies like the paper and some embellishments to add to the page and an album to get started but I have no clue where to start and I have some ideas but I am afraid it won't match up on the paper. I am clueless!

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Renee74

Asked by Renee74 at 7:29 AM on May. 11, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Start with a layout. Check online for ideas. Take your cut out pieces/embellishments and move them around until you are satisfied with how it all looks.   You may want to crop or mat some of your pieces.  Cut funky shapes around your pieces to give it interest to your page.   Maybe try adding some journaling on the page. Of course, come up with title, too.

    Don't get carried away when working on layouts. Don't try to use every idea all crammed into a few layouts. Start simple with a picture, journal, and a small embellishment, then work your way up. Scrapping is an art, and sometime simple is better.

    Check out the following websites and get some ideas.

    http://www.scrapbook.com/
    http://www.allscrapbookingideas.com/
    http://www.bhg.com/crafts/scrapbooking/

    Hope this helps!! Thanks!
    michel30014

    Answer by michel30014 at 11:56 AM on May. 11, 2009

  • I found the name of the scrapbooking website where I print layouts off my computer. One of my favorite sites is the first one. The second one is also very good.

    http://www.scrapbookscrapbook.com/
    http://alenkasprintables.com/scrapbooking.shtml

    Have fun and make your own!!
    michel30014

    Answer by michel30014 at 12:01 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Try Stampin' Up.com. They have lots of sample layouts on the website. I usually choose a background paper that coordinates with a focal point in the picture. For example, I did a layout with hot air ballons (my city has a balloon festival every fall and we always go to see them take off) so I used a sky blue 12x12 sheet, and then matted the pictures on a color that brightened the picture, such as a yellow piece to match a balloon that had yellow accents, or white for a darker colored balloon. I generally do a title across the top or along the side and a small journalling block. Then, just move the pictures and embellishments around until it looks balanced and you like it.
    fairylion

    Answer by fairylion at 8:02 PM on May. 16, 2009

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