A scrapbooking project is great to do in your spare time, as a down time activity! This is a productive way to spend your free time, whilst being able to relax, zone out and have some peace and quiet time. Arts and crafts have been found to be good for the soul, with research finding that art engagement helps mental health by alleviating anxiety and stress.
Creating a scrapbook is also a nice, personal way to store memories and photographs. Whether you want to make a scrapbook to document your travel memories, adding in cuttings of tickets and images of your holidays, or a scrapbook to document your wedding day, a scrapbook makes a lovely keepsake to treasure forever.
Or, what better way to show someone you love them? Why not create a scrapbook of photographs and memories for your best friend's Birthday, or a new baby scrapbook to give away at a baby shower? Creating a scrapbook for a gift is a unique, personal and meaningful idea.
The best thing about scrapbooking is
that it is so easy to do and there is no right or wrong way of doing it! Make the
scrapbook in your own style and unleash your creativity. With the right
scrapbooking crafts tools, anything is possible. The main essentials that we
recommend purchasing ahead of starting a scrapbook are:
One of the best tips to achieving a great scrapbook is to set a theme. This could be in terms of a colour scheme or a style, for example, a black and white theme for a wedding scrapbook or a floral blue theme for a new baby scrapbook. You could even be extra quirky and create a travel scrapbook in a campervan theme, by cutting campervan shaped paper backgrounds and adding stickers, or how about a nature theme with leaves and flower shapes?
Interactive features also help add
the wow factor to your scrapbook. This could include flaps, detachable photos
clipped on with pegs or envelopes with personalised letters inside! These are
cool and take your scrapbook to the next level.
Don’t just use paper! Add in
different materials such as ribbon, fabric, bubble wrap and plastic to switch
things up a little bit.
Tools for scrapbooking can be bought from Crafty Products.
We stock our gyro-cut crafts knife for scrapbooking in Junior and Pro versions, that allow you to intricately cut a variety of materials. Our gyro-cut scrapbooking tool is also available in our paper cutting kit, which is a great scrapbooking starter kit when paired with our Sticky Mat tacky crafts glue. We recommend buying a cutting mat along with the crafts knife, to avoid damaging work surfaces. Our Magic Mat cleaner will help keep your cutting mat as good as new and free from paper residue and debris throughout your scrapbooking project.
Crafty Products also stock cutting templates for scrapbooking and papercrafts projects, which will help you to
achieve perfect shapes when cutting. We also stock mylar stencils which allow
you to create your own unique shapes as templates!
See our full range of scrapbooking crafts
tools at the Crafty Products website.