(Closed) scrapbook my wedding photos! scrapbook ladies please help :)

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Michael’s is a great place to get the supplies!  You will want an album.  Have you thought about what the absolute maximum amount of pictures that you will want to put in it is?  And do you have a rough idea of how many pictures per page you would want to put?  

I would pretty much figure on wanting to get an album that would allow you to EASILY expand it (by easily, I mean make sure that the overall album look isn’t going to be ruined by expanding it as far as you think you might need – those spine flaps can sometimes be fairly restricting in this) and make sure that you can get expander page packs that fit your album and match the existing pages (i.e. holes in the same place, same number of holes, style matching).

When you are looking at things like stickers, borders, and frames, consider how much width they will add to your album.  A lot of stickers these days are absolutely ADORABLE, but they are thick and end up puffing up your pages very fast (and denting the other side if pressed enough!).  Make sure you get acid free stickers.  Any frames that you get, keep in mind the typical sizes of pictures that you will be printing out.  I find that I LOVE the frames, but all too often I can’t use them because they are too long/short etc.

Consider (before you buy) whether you think you want the whole album to match your wedding colors, or be free, or be black and white.  I’m the type of person that likes to match colors to the pictures, so I’m pretty much a whatever I feel like the pages is asking for goes kinda person, but I know a lot of people that only want black and white to offset everything nicely, or only want to use their wedding colors.

You will want to get some of the picture double sided tape – this isn’t exactly cheap, but it’s SUCH a Godsend!  I’d also get some picture friendly glue (usually comes with a pen like tip so that you can more easily control what and where you are putting glue and how much of it you are putting on).  

If you are printing your own pics, then I’d highly recommend a paper cutter so that you can easily get straight lines without having to hand cut out every picture.  It’s also helpful if you are using other paper to make borders or frames, etc.

Last but not least, I have to warn you that scrapbooking is addicting and can EASILY become a VERY expensive habit.  I have the tendency to look at stickers and way over buy because well, I LOVE that sticker, and that one,… and that one… and that one… and well you get the point.  lol

Personally, while I love the hands on scrapbooking, I’ve discovered a couple of sites that allow me to get the fun of creating my own pages from the ground up with out having to kill my fingers with lots of cutting.  lol  You might want to check them out, at the very least it would give you a great idea of how you want to lay things out so that you have a guideline for when you start the manual scrapbook.  My favorite is http://www.mixbook.com

Feel free to PM me if you have any further questions or want to see the scrapbooks that I’ve done!  πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

OOOOH I love scrapbooking! I am two years away from my wedding and I’m totally guilty of buying my scrapbook already. Haha. It’s a wedding book with some pre-made pages and then I also bought other pages to add in as well as stickers and cardstock for photo borders.

I can’t find the book i got on the Michaels website, but here’s a kit that might be useful to get you started…

http://michaels.com/Classic-Wedding-Boxed-Scrap-Kit/sb2316,default,pd.html?cgid=products-scrapbooking-kits-albums&start=1

Good luck!

 

Post # 7
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@pandaboo:    Very glad I could help!  πŸ™‚  I hope you’ll share some pictures as you get some pages done!  πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m an avid scrapbooker, so this is right up my alley!  I will say, that all the pictures, paper, and embellishments can be overwhelming.  But just take your time and have fun with it!  A good place to go for supplies is Michaels.  Also Archiver’s (www.archiversonline.com) 

To get “layout” ideas, these are two really good websites to get inspiration:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=586

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/

Good luck!!

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