How to Start Scrapbooking for Beginners?

How to Start Scrapbooking for beginners


What is a Scrapbook?

You may be thinking about making a scrapbook for yourself, your friends, or your significant other. I know you have a general idea of what a scrapbook is, but you may not be sure where to get started. I mean, a scrapbook is your chance to take all your amazing memories and creative ideas and jam them into a book that really showcases YOU!

So, the real question is not, “What is a scrapbook” it’s more like, “How can I take all my creative genius and transfer them into this beautiful, neat, little book of awesomeness!” Now, you’re asking the right questions, so welcome to the how to start scrapbooking for beginners and seasoned creatives.

How to start Scrapbooking for beginners?

If this is your first time venturing out to make your own perfect scrapbook you’re probably realizing that there so much thought that goes into these books of memories and good times. As exciting as it is, it is quite a project. I mean, you have complete, creative range over how your scrapbook turns out, that being said it needs to PERFECT!

Check out this list to get your thoughts organized on your scrapbook and layout where it’s going before it gets there.

  1. Theme: The first thing you should do when you choose to embark down memory lane is your theme. Are you going to do a scrapbook on dates, travel locations, happy times, maybe even food recipes? As for the seasoned scrapbookers, are you planning on making sections in your scrapbook? That means are you including everything possible all categorized on a timeline or in different sections?

    If your scrapbook is going to include recipes, timelines don't really matter. However, if you're working on memories, vacations, or the kids you should consider a time frame. This will give you an idea of how big your scrapbook will be!

  2. Inspiration: Now that you have your theme it’s time to start searching for inspiration! Pinterest is a great place to find a collection of the most creative scrapbooks. I use Pinterest, to find aesthetics that really speak to me, which will be key to your final masterpiece.

    How to start scrapbooking for beginners


  3. Your Pictures: At this point, you want to start gathering your photos, brochures, tickets, or anything else that you want to include in your scrapbook. A lot of people limit themselves to photographs, but this post is supposed to take you from a beginner scrapbooker to master crafter! 

    If you have reservations, tickets, or tokens from events stored in your emails, print those out too! Meaning, ticket stubs with a picture of you and your significant other will tell a much greater story than the picture alone. So, feel free to include things like that give more details to your story.

  4. Organize: Once you have all your prints, it’s time to start putting them in order. If you chose a timeline for your scrapbook, you can put them in order. This way, while you’re working on your scrapbook you can be sure that everything falls in the right place.

Where to buy Craft supplies wholesale?

You’re almost there! Once you’ve completed steps 1 through 4 you can start searching for your scrapbook craft supplies. Personally, I prefer to search for wholesale craft supplies rather than craft supplies from a local retail shop. I enjoy working on scrapbooks and other creative projects so nothing I purchase goes to waste. All Time Trading has a large supply wholesale craft supplies and wholesale scrapbooks to choose from.

So here’s a list of things that you will definitely need:

  1. Scrapbook

  2. Glue 

  3. Glitter & Beads

  4. Construction Paper

  5. Scissors

  6. Markers and Highlighters

Here's a little inspiration to get you started on your scrapbooking project! 

If there’s something you use for your scrapbooks that isn’t mentioned here feel free to drop a comment so we can include it for other scrapbookers! Also, we’d like to see your scrapbooks so you can email us your pictures and we’ll feature them on our Facebook!