If you have friends that scrapbook, the thought of getting started with this craft can be intimidating. All the scrapbooking supplies and creativity that’s involved, it’s overwhelming.
But life is all about trying new things, so why not give it your best shot? We’ll teach you how to overcome the misconceptions so you feel confident enough to start your first scrapbook layout.
“A great scrapbook layout costs a ton of money”
If you look past the sparkles, bows, ribbon, buttons and patterns, a scrapbook page is all about the layout. If you’ve got an eye-catching layout, everything else is just details. You can spend as much or as little as you want and still create an eye-catching scrapbook page.
“I need amazing photographs”
Not every scrapbooker is an amazing photographer. Actually, the majority are amateurs. By using black and white photos, cropping photos and layering them, you can create an amazing scrapbook layout that looks just as good as the pros.
“I have to be creative to scrapbook”
The point of scrapbooking is to capture your memories. With all the tutorials and scrapbooking ideas available on the Internet, creativity can be borrowed from the people around you!
“Scrapbook layouts take too much time to create”
The time you invest in scrapbooking is totally up to you. With pocket scrapbooking supplies and other ready-made kits, your layout can be as simple as popping in your favorite photos and journaling entry.
“Scrapbooking supplies are too girly”
As scrapbooking continues to grow in popularity, you can create layouts for practically anything. Find coordinating cardstock and embellishments for sports, military, hunting and more.
“It’s too hard to stay in order”
You don’t have to create a scrapbook layout in any specific order. Scrapbook what you feel. If a certain layout is standing out to you, create it!
“Scrapbooking requires too much space”
One of the biggest misconceptions about scrapbook layouts is that you need all the latest tools, gadgets and accessories. You don’t. Photos, journaling and scrapbook paper are the only essential materials.
“Scrapbooking is for the elderly”
Are you kidding?! Scrapbooking appeals to crafters of all ages. From teens and newlyweds to new moms and grandmas, if you have something to scrapbook, then you’re the perfect age.
Don’t let intimidation or misconceptions stop you from capturing your favorite memories on paper. Take an afternoon and create your first scrapbook layout, and you might just find a hidden talent you didn’t know you had.
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