Tips and Hints 

Scrapbooking tips, hints, etc.

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ADHESIVE SPEADING

Save the phony plastic credit cards you receive in the mail and used telephone cards. Then use them as glue-spreaders. Needlepointers.com

BUTTONS

Add a button to the flower center on a scrapbook page for interesting accent.

CHARMS

Metal charms aid a unique personalized element to scrapbook pages. Charms are available in all sorts of sizes and shapes to fit nearly any theme. Annie's Scrapbooking Tips

FABRIC (SCRAPBOOKING)

Fabric can be used in many ways to enhance scrapbook pages. Fabric can be used as a background or as a border to enhance dimension and texture to your scrapbook. Annie's Scrapbooking Tips

FABRIC ON SCRAPBOOK LAYOUTS

When using fabric either for the background or just cutouts if you aren't going to sew them on you can use a fusible bond to bond it to the page. This works great especially when using 12 x 12. Scrapbook

GLITTER ON SCRAPBOOK PAGES

To add glitter to a scrapbook page, apply liquid adhesive, sprinkle on the glitter an allow the glue to dry before shaking off the excess glitter. Needlepointers.com

GLITTER STAMPED DESIGN

To make a stamped design glitter, just ink the stamp with glue, stamp it and cover the design with fine glitter. Clean the stamp well with warm soapy water or disposable wipes to eliminate stickiness. Scrapbook etc. Magazine

GLUE - SPEADING GLUE

How to spread liquid adhesive quickly over a large surface area? Instead of dumping those phony plastic credit cards you received in mail, save them. Save your used phone cards too. Then you can simply use these wasted plastic cards as glue-spreaders! Everything About Scrapbooking

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GLUE - SPREADING GLUE

A tips on how to spread white glue or liquid adhesive using a gift or credit card. Needlepointers.com

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GLUING TIP (Video)

When gluing keep the glue bottle upside down in a plastic cup. The glue will always be ready to use. Needlepointers.com

JOURNALING IN SCRAPBOOKING

Use pigment ink pens that are fade-resistant, lightfast, bleedproof, and waterproof. Scrapbook Preservation Society

LIP BALM FAVORS

An inexpensive favor can be made with store purchased lip balm. If possible remove the original wrapper, then glue strip of scrapbook paper around the barrel and add a ribbon embellishment.

NEWSPAPERS AND SCRAPBOOKING

You are better off copying the newspaper article onto good quality office paper (acid-free, lignin-free, and not recycled) using pigment toner and putting the copy into your album. Scrapbook Preservation Society

PAGE EMBELLISHMENT - SCRAPBOOKING

Lace a strip of ribbon through punched holes along one side of the border to create a pretty-looking scrapbook page accent. Everything About Scrapbooking

PAGE TITLE

For a great page title, cut out letters from patterned paper. Everything About Scrapbookin

PAINT CHIP SAMPLES

Don't discard the paint chip samples you get at home improvement stores when trying to decide on a painting color for your home improvment project. These paint card samples can be used for card making or scrapbook embellishments and crafts. Thirfy Fun

PHOTO CORNERS

Your scrapbooking and you have run out of photo corners. Don't fret! Make your own. Just get some grosgrain ribbon, cut it a little more than double its width, fold top corners to bottom center and iron. Attach with adhesive. Needlepointers.com

PHOTOS

You don't have to mat every single photo on your scrapbook layout, unless you want it to stand out from the background. Always mat your focal-point photo though. Everything About Scrapbooking

PHOTOS

Do you have drawers and boxes of photos? It might be best to divide the photos by themes rather than in chronological order. Scrapbookscrapbook.com

PHOTOS - SCRAPBOOK PHOTOS

You don't have to mat every single photo on your scrapbook layout, unless you want it to stand out from the background. Always mat your focal-point photo though. Or enlarge its size for emphasis. Everything About Scrapbooking

RIBBON

Lace a strip of ribbon through punched holes along one side of the border to create a pretty-looking page accent. Everything About Scrapbooking

RIBBON

Lace a strip of ribbon through punched holes along one side of the border to create a pretty-looking page accent. Everything About Scrapbooking

RIBBON ACCENT

Lace a strip of ribbon through punched holes along one side of the border to create a pretty-looking page accent. Everything About Scrapbooking

RIBBONS & BUTTONS

Use ribbons or buttons as page accents. Buttons create a fun, cute look while ribbons can lend a sweet and pretty look to your layouts. Everthing About Scrapbooking

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ROTARY BLADES - REPURPOSE

Don't toss your old rotary blades away! Store them in the plastic container marked "Used" and use them to cut paper for scrapbooking and card marking projects. Needlepointers.com

SCRAPBOOK PUNCHES

Punch your craft punch through a piece of wax paper several times to lubricate the punch and clean off any adhesive residue. Crafty-Crafted

SCRAPBOOK STITCHING TIP

Knot or glue thread ends on the back of your project. It’s best to glue heavier threads to reduce bulk. Scrapbook

Scrapbooking

Visit the hardware store to purchase small plastic boxes with compartments to hold small embellishment, tools, stamps, etc. Needlepointers.com

SCRAPBOOKING

Use old road maps as embellishment for scrapbook pages or and scrapbook paper. by Annette at Needlepointers.com

SCRAPBOOKING - Choosing Colors

Take a good look at your photos first, and select colors and papers that are complimentary. For instance, if a photo includes a considerable amount of red, incorporate the same tone of red and other complimentary colors in your color choices. Hershey's

SCRAPBOOKING - LETTERING

A quick tip for mounting letters on squares. Cut a strip of double sided acid-free tape the length needed. Mount where the letters will be placed. Take the letters (mounted on squares) and simply place them on the tape. Tasha at Crazy for Scrappin'

SCRAPBOOKING - LETTERING

A quick tip for mounting letters on squares. Cut a strip of double sided acid-free tape the length needed. Mount where the letters will be placed. Take the letters (mounted on squares) and simply place them on the tape. Tasha at Crazy for Scrappin'

SCRAPBOOKING - Pre-cut Papers

Look for packets of pre-cut papers in different sizes and colors to add layers of colorful accents to your pages. White index cards with no lines are especially handy for journaling. Hershey's

SCRAPBOOKING - Storage

Store your pages and photos in a cool dry place and out of direct sunlight. Clean cardboard boxes and plastic storage bins work well for storing your supplies. Plastic trays with multiple compartments are great for storing small embellishment items. Hershey's

SCRAPBOOKING QUOTES

Keep a notebook handy so you can jot down scrapbook ideas for titles, sayings, poems and quotes. You can find lots of ideas in newspapers, magazines, books, movies and on the Internet. By Annette at Needlepointers.com

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