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Getting Started In Scrapbooking

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Scrapbooking is an exciting hobby to protect and preserve your family photos. If you use the proper materials, you will make sure to have an album full of memories that will last for a very long time.

Here are some of the supplies you will want to start out with when you get into the hobby of scrapbooking.

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Albums come in all sizes with the most popular being 8 ½" x 11" and 12" x 12". You can pick from dozens of different designs and colors. Pick the one that is most appropriate for your scrapbook theme.

Scrapbooking Papers come in the average sizes of 8 ½" x 11" or 12" x 12" to fit the most common album sizes. You can pick from Plain, Patterned, Cardstock or Specialty papers. Papers must be acid free and lignin-free to protect from yellowing and damage to precious photos.

Adhesives need to be acid free and come in a variety of forms from liquid glue, glue sticks, glue dots and tape. Some work well for gluing papers, while others are better for adhering embellishments or when working with specialty papers.

Scissors and trimmers come in dozens of varieties to give your photos and papers that added touch.

Pens and markers also need to be acid free, fade-proof and waterproof.

Embellishments include stickers, borders, brads, eyelets, buttons, tags, ribbons and more.

Stamps come in all types of shapes and sizes. Clear see-through stamps are great for placing your stamped image in just the right place.

Punches are made for punching designs on the corners of your pages or punching out shapes. There are also boarder punches to decorate the edge of papers or photos.

Scrapbooking idea books are a great asset for inspiration on planning your pages. There are also great ideas online at websites such as Two Peas in a Bucket, one of my favorites.

Any of these supplies can be bought at stores such as Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics or at Scrapbooking stores on online stores. With scrapbooking such a popular hobby right now, it's not difficult to get all the supplies you will need to begin this enjoyable hobby.