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How to Get Started Scrapbooking

Watch more Scrapbooking 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Collect memories to last a lifetime by following this guide to scrapbooking. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Decide on a topic Decide on a topic. If you pick a theme before you start, you'll be more prepared to organize your material. Tip Invite family members to participate for family-bonding time. Form a scrapbooking group to work on projects together and enjoy conversation. Step 2: Pick a book Pick a scrapbook that suits your theme or has colors or patterns you prefer. There are enough choices for every taste. Step 3: Find photos and memorabilia Find photos and memorabilia such as newspaper clippings, certificates, and movie ticket stubs. Tip Use a small box, such as a shoebox, to store any extra photos and memorabilia. Step 4: Buy paper Buy cardstock to use as frames for your pictures. Step 5: Pick out accessories Pick accessories to dress up your pages. Craft stores sell stickers, buttons, and three-dimensional decorations for scrapbooking. Step 6: Assemble pages Cut and paste paper patterns, ribbons and bows, and decorative buttons. Trim edges with your scissors. Tip Page protectors will keep your scrapbook mementos looking good for a long time. Step 7: Choose pens Choose colorful pens to write names, dates, and quotes on your pages. Use acid-free, waterproof, and fade-proof pens, available at arts and crafts stores. Did You Know? In 2007, a letter written by George Washington in 1787 was found in New Jersey in a 19th-century scrapbook.
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