Making Your First Scrapbook

If you're starting your first scrapbook page, I'm so excited for you! You're about to embark on a wonderful journey of creativity, memories, and other fun stuff -- and you're probably feeling a little lost. Most people look at the billions of scrapbook ideas online, the huge number of supplies in their local store, and start to get this tight feeling in their stomachs.

But you're not alone, and if you're just learning how to scrapbook, I'm going to walk you through your very first page!

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Over the years, scrapbooking has matured into an art. No longer is scrapbooking about pasting newspaper clippings into messy bundles of paper. Today, scrapbooks have evolved into long lasting, beautiful mementos containing everything from news clippings to three-dimensional objects.

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4 Scrapbooking Photographs

Most scrapbooks will contain photographs. Even the most disinterested reader of your scrapbook will glance at the photographs.

Why pay attention to scrapbooking photographs? Pictures really are worth a thousand words. Therefore, it is important to choose photographs that are of good quality and clearly illustrate your scrapbook theme.

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2 Scrapbook Title

Don't forget to create a title for your scrapbook page. Though adding a title might seem to be obvious or unimportant, a title defines the whole basis of your scrapbook. The title instantly tells the viewer what your page is all about. In one word or one short phrase, the title tells the reader the theme and purpose of your scrapbook.

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About Annie's Scrapbooking Site

101 Scrapbooking Secrets and Tips

The rest of this site is dedicated to the how-tos of scrapbooking. For your convenience and easy reference, each how-to is divided into easy to understand tips. As the name of this site suggests, there are a total of 101 tips.

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How to Start Scrapbooking

The best thing about scrapbooking is that although there are a ton of scrapbooking supplies available on the market, you really don't need a lot to make your very first scrapbook.

Basically, all you need to scrapbook is an album, some glue, a pair of scissors, and some photographs or newspaper clippings. Any fabric, ribbon, or bits of leftovers from other projects can be used to embellish your scrapbook.

As you get more acquainted with scrapbooking, you will find products that save you time and frustration.

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101 Scrapbooking Tips and Secrets

What is Scrapbooking?

Do you remember those days as a kid pasting newspaper clippings onto paper and bundling dozens of papers together with some fancy ribbon or a string? Do you also remember all of your hard work falling apart two months later?

Now there's a grown up way to save and preserve your treasures: Scrapbooking.

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