How do I begin scrapbooking?

Where could I get easy and simple kit to start the project?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Jun. 19, 2008 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Oh it is sooo fun. Just go pick out an album, it should be photo safe. All your items should be lignum free and acid free, it will be listed on the labels. You can pick out stickers and papers ...all kinds of goodies. A good place to start is with your own photos. Try to organize them by dates and themes so that you will know what kinds of items to buy to match those pix. Most of all have fun!!
    MommasCooCoo

    Answer by MommasCooCoo at 2:54 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • I forgot to mention...Wal-mart and Target sell these items..you don't have to spend a fortune. Craft stores do have a greater selection and really cute things.
    MommasCooCoo

    Answer by MommasCooCoo at 2:55 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • Michael's is a great store to buy inexpensive scrapbooking materials. Also, if you have the money to spend, try going to a sami show. (look them up on google), and try the interenet.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • The number one rule about scrapbooking is .... their is NO RULES .Find a store where you live and go their and ask question. they will help with everything.
    Julie-3boys

    Answer by Julie-3boys at 3:24 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • Hi there, I love scrapbooking, but remember you don't have to be fancy about it, do what makes you feel good. I search yardsale, flea markets, goodwill, Salvation army stores. I also love AC Moore and Hobby Lobby for clearance items. I am also a Close to My Heart consultant (brand new) and I love their product. There is no right or wrong way. Email me I would love to chat with you.

    Sylvia
    alyssasgrammy

    Answer by alyssasgrammy at 3:28 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • I love to scrapbook also it is a lot of fun and helps relieve stress for me. I get stamps, stickers, paper, even glue and cutters at the local dollar tree my favorite store. the selection is limited but if you don't want to invest too much at first it is great. i have a lot of stuff from other stores and the quality is the same as the dollar tree. have fun and good luck
    crathbone

    Answer by crathbone at 3:51 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • Start with an all-in-one kit and take it from there...always remember there is no wrong way to scrapbook!
    scraphappy_247

    Answer by scraphappy_247 at 4:28 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • Best advice I can give you is to get very organized with your pictures and decide what kind of album you want to make--All baby, yearly, school pictures, holidays only or a mixture. I am self taught too and that's what i did and it's alot easier to figure out what you want to purchase and how you want to plan out your pages. Look at alot of different ideas and layouts from the scrapbook magazines. I have found that Paper wishes has alot of good ideas even though I don't always buy from them. Michael's is expensive sometimes, Dollar store is good on pricing. Independant scrapbook stores offer alot of Diecuts, but sometimes can be pricey. Let me know if you need more help and remember anything goes!
    jjmoms

    Answer by jjmoms at 4:50 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • Hi this is jjmoms again.

    Just to add to my answer, Creative memories company is very limited in their ideas and run their programs like a tupperware party type company and they are very expensive.
    Write back if you wish, I would love to share ideas with you.
    D.
    jjmoms

    Answer by jjmoms at 5:24 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • I started out with getting things from Walmart and from dollar stores like dollar general craft stores have alot of nice things but can get expensive, scrapbooking is soooooo fun!! I've been making cards also and that is alot of fun too!
    pixiedust81

    Answer by pixiedust81 at 5:29 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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