Scrapbooking for Beginners

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The Quick Start Guide of Scrapbooking for Beginners

1. Gather Related Photos. Start with just a few of the most current ones.

2. Determine the Predominate Color. This will help you pick your papers and embellishments.

3. Determine Theme or Context. This will also help you with picking your papers and embellishments.

4. Pick the Papers - Based on your colors, theme or content as mentioned above.

5. Collect your Basic Tools. You will need the same basics every time. Scissors, trimmer, paper, ruler and adhesives.

6. Matte the photos -- if you want to. "A Quick Tutorial" on cutting mattes. Photo mattes seems to make your scrapbook page just a little more professional.

7. Test Fit the Photos to the page size and adhere to the layouts. You will want to have all of the items you saved from the event like ticket stubs, brochures, notes for journaling, etc.

8. Add Embellishments or other goodies -- if you have them or want them. Embellishments can be from the event, purchased, or hand made.

9. Add the Journaling or save it for later. If you save it for later, jot your memories down on a post-it note or a scratch piece of paper so you won't forget the very important things about the event.

10. Get your Scrapbooking Photo Album and load the pages in your album and show off...

Don't forget you can also use the album to store your photos safely until you are ready to scrap. I hope you found the scrapbooking quick start guide helpful.

That's scrapbooking 101 in a nutshell for all you beginner scrapbooking folks.

Scrapbooking for Beginners 10-Step Quick Start Guide -
Step #1 - Gather Your Photos

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1. Gather Photos

2. Pick Color

3. Determine Theme

4. Pick the Papers

5. Collect Basic Tools

6. Cut Photo Mattes

7. Test Fit

8. Embellishments

9. Add Journaling

10. Fill your Album

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