I recently found a number of hints for scrapbooking ideas on a site called craftingossip.com, that I thought would be great ideas for those who are beginner scrapbookers, seeing as some of these ideas might not be something that a beginner scrapbooker may think of right away. I know when I first began scrapbooking, I really wasn’t aware of all the endless opportunities to improvise. Here were some of the suggestions listed.
1. If you’re plumb out of e’s in your letter supplies, how about using an upside down 3? Or, depending on the font you’re using, you could turn a g into a y or h. You can also turn your ampersand symbol (&) into an S as well. Just see how you’re font works out with these ideas. A little improvising goes a long way huh?
2. You can find uses for your unused themed supplies for other pages that are unrelated to that theme. I’ve used some of my birthday party themed supplies for making different types of food related pages. It just depends on the shapes and colors that are on the leftover themed supplies. You can creatively improvise to make the whole thing work well.
3. Did you know that alcohol free baby wipes are among the best ways to clean your rubber and acrylic stamps? I was surprised how easily they clean up with these. My girls were happy too, seeing as that job is usually something they have to do!
4. Wherever you may be, look for inspiration, whether you’re shopping for clothing and you see a particular color scheme that interests you, or sitting at your desktop, or hiking in a woodsy area, you’ll find a lot of items that can work on your scrapbook pages to make things interesting. I’ve used pine needles and feathers for one of my scrapbooks, as a way to tie in some pictures from a family camping trip. Soon you’ll be finding all sorts of things to create unique pages.
5. If you’re not sure about a particular stamp that you’re considering using, and want to see how it would look before actually stamping it on the scrapbook page, try some StazOn on a piece of plastic and then place it over your work in progress to see how it looks ahead of time. This is a nice way to get the exact look you’re after, rather than settling for something you aren’t one hundred percent happy with after stamping it on the original work.
There you have it. Five great scrap booking tips and tricks to get the beginner scrapbooker started. I’m always looking for new tips for this hobby and I’m always surprised to see that there’s an infinite supply of them everywhere to keep things fresh and alive! If you’re a beginner you’ll appreciate that aspect of doing this hobby! Enjoy!