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Topic: New to Scrapbooking--Can I get a Recommended List of Starter Supplies? :)  (Read 2787 times)
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« on: January 25, 2011 08:28:17 AM »

Hi everyone,

I have a cousin who's very into scrapbooking and her albums are truly works of art.  What a great way to make memories into family heirlooms Smiley!  I'm ready to get started with my Christmas photos. 

Can you guys recommend a list of good supplies to have on hand to get started?

thanks!

Cheryl
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011 05:38:59 PM »

It depends on how much you want to spend, really.

I would recommend -

A good set of acid free markers or pens. I have a set where one end is thick, and the other thin.
sharp scissors
paper trimmer/guillotine
grease pen (for tracing onto photos)
shape templates or a cutting system (I have the Creative Memories cutting system and I LOVE it)
a ruler
acid-free adhesive - I'd get a clear adhesive (for vellum) as well as a regular one to start with.
white-out (that white out tape stuff is great)
a pencil and an eraser
acid-free gel pens
a corner-rounder punch
a big stack of coloured acid-free paper (plain colours are good to start with)

an album/pages/page protectors
stickers (to start, just get what you need for the pages you want to do. Work on building a collection later)

Really, I think those are the basics.  Or at least, that's what I started with in 1999. Now I have two large totes of scrapbooking supplies and that was AFTER culling my supplies before my move overseas!
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011 05:19:01 AM »

Great list for beginners!  My DD has started getting into paper scrapbooking and I digital scrapbook.  It is addicting!
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011 01:34:11 PM »

thanks so much for this list...this is doable!  just finding time now to finally get this started.

Cher
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011 12:00:25 PM »

That list is great. The only thing other than those items I would recommend is some great organization supplies.

Half the battle of scrapbooking is knowing where all your pictures and supplies are to use. I would pick a photo box that has removable sleeves for each topic or month. And also a paper organizer to keep the paper nice and accessible.

Good luck getting started. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011 02:35:37 PM »

Hey,

Don't jump in and buy a tonne of supplies just yet. I found myself with a stash that I just out grew in taste and style. Build it up slowly as you find out what type of scrapper you are e.g. vinatge, distressed, colourful, etc.. Start with glue, sissors, black or brown ink pad and some good scrappy paper. If you are wise with your paper choice you may not need many embellishments. Brands like Graphic 45, Tim Holtz and Prima do papers with lots of design elements and images so a little bit of fussy cutting goes a very long way!!!!! Experiment with items in your home already.. broken jewellery, old shirt buttons, pockets from jeans, stationary supplies e.g. envelopes, old fabric or lace... possibilities are endless. I've wasted a lot of money over the years. Scrapping is not a cheap hobby but you can find alternatives if you are working on a budget!!

Hope that helps.

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011 04:19:12 AM »

Scrapping is not a cheap hobby but you can find alternatives if you are working on a budget!!

When I moved to the UK and I had to value all my possessions for the shipping company, I was amazed and embarrassed to discover my scrapbooking stuff valued at near $1000!
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011 11:20:57 AM »

As a scrapbooking teacher I recommend a Adhesives: glue runner or dot runner for adhering photos (I like Elmers); ScraPerfect.com's Best Glue Ever which can be used for embellishments, ribbon, metal, plastic, card, paper and to make your own glue dots (or an acid free white glue and some Glue Dots), acid free glue stick (maybe - I use mine less and less but you might love it) ; a centering ruler (EK Success brand's centering ruler has a non stick surface);  some cutting tools: a paper trimmer, a snap off blade craft knife or exacto type blade, a 6 inch quilter's square, a self healing cutting mat, a pair of fine tip scissors. In the fullness of time I would add a circle cutter and glass mat (I use the tempered glass from my old microwave as the cutting surface), some punches that you like, some rubber stamps and eventually a cutting system (I have Cricut). A good tool for helping adhere embellishments, especially small ones, is Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect.com. It can often replace your tweezers. I also love my tiny hole punch, and brads of every size and color. I make a lot of my own embellishments so I also add craft wire, and some jewelers tools - wire cutter, needle nosed pliers.
Look over your photos before choosing the cardstocks and papers that you like. If you have favorite colors, chances are you are wearing them a lot - so buying a stack with those colors will probably be helpful.
I agree with the acid free pens recommendation and the inks - actually I agree with pretty much everything that has been suggested.
Welcome to the wonderful hobby of scrapbooking!
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