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Start here and learn some deﬁnitions before we start. 2.
As with any craft, you need tools. Make sure you have only the basics when you start. There are an incredible number of tools you can use, but keep it limited until you decide whether you will continue scrapbooking after completing this badge. Basic tools include: • Scissors — detailed cutting • Paper trimmer — cutting straight lines • Ruler — metal • Cutting mat and craft knife — can use this with the metal ruler in place of the paper trimmerBefore you go out to buy supplies, check your home for these items. If there are others you feel you must have, give yourself a budget so you don’t overspend.3.
The result of scrapbooking is creating archival items. So, make sure you read the package of everything you buy that you intend to put into your scrapbook. Acid-free and lignin-free are preferred. Scrapbook supplies can be found at general craft, discount and paper specialty stores. • Adhesives — double-sided tape, glue sticks, glue pens, photo corners and dimensional squares • Paper — these come in all shapes, sizes, colors and prints • Journaling pen — blackOf course, this is only the beginning. As you explore scrapbooking, you’ll ﬁnd additional techniques that require more varied supplies. 4.
Sooner or later, you’ll want to include items in your scrapbook that are not archival. It might be a newspaper clipping, a concert ticket or even a street sign. The easiest thing to do is to take pictures or make copies on archival paper. You can also add some non-archival elements by isolating them with an archival container or using an archival spray. Explore ways to include non-archival items into your scrapbook.5.
When most people think of scrapbooking, they think of heavy albums ﬁlled with photos and stories. Albums come in a large variety of sizes. When you ﬁrst start out, try a smaller album so the task of ﬁnishing it isn’t so daunting. Sizes include: • 12" x 12" (traditional) • 8.5" x 11" (US letter) • 9" x 9" • 8" x 8" • 6" x 6" (works well with standard 12" x 12" paper)
Even if you aren’t “crafty”, you’ve heard of scrapbook-ing. Scrapbooking includes photog-raphy, journaling, lettering, design and more to create unique pages documenting lives of you and your family. The scrap-book you create is something that can be passed down to future generations. NOTE: We will not cover digital scrap-booking in this badge program.