I have gathered some great scrapbooking tips to help you save time and money. Most of the tips have been sent in by people that wanted to share their knowledge. Scrapbooking is a great way to save your old photos and tell a story.
I have been scrapping for many years and have learned a few tips.
There are some tips here from some of my subscribers. I hope they help you.
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A. The first scrapbook tip I can give you is to get organized. Find a space that you can keep all of your supplies and photos in one spot.
B. Good lighting can increase your productivity. Try to use a clear natural light (you can get them at your hobby and discount stores).
C. Use only archival papers, and acid free papers. They will be safe for many generations.
D. To remove your photos from magnetic albums use a slender knife or dental foss. Just slide the knife or floss behind the photo and gradually slide it down. Never force a photo from the page and never use heat to loosen the photos.
C. Sort your photos according to how you want your scrapbook. Sort the photos by year or event and put them in archival photo envelopes and put them in a storage box. This way when you are ready all you have to do is pull out the envelope you want.
D. Remember that photos aren't the only memories worth preserving. You go to special events and you have ticket stubs, programs, ribbons and other interesting items that you want to save. Organize them the same way you did your photos.
E. For punches that dull, punch through heavy duty aluminum foil. When a punch sticks just punch through wax paper a few times to re-lubricate them. Joan of Florida sent this one in.
F. A locked toolbox works great for cleaners, fixatives, sprays and solvent if there are small children in your house.
G. To prevent your paper from fading, keep in a clean, dry place away from direct sunlight.
H. Try to use small and flat objects whenever possible to eliminate excess bulk.
I. The focal point of your page should be a close-up shot. They have more impact than photos with distant subjects.
J. You can add style and variety to your page by cropping your photos into shapes. Don't lose your content by cropping to close.
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