For most people, especially for women, their wedding is one of the most important and memorable days of their lives. It is a day when they feel like they are the center of the universe. All eyes are on them, and of course, they should do their best to look stunning. In order to make these memories last, hundreds of pictures and dozens of videos are taken. However, not all couples are content with just posting their pictures and videos online, or storing them somewhere inside the house. In order to make memories last, some couples try to make a scrapbook of their wedding memories, which is a more fun and creative way to store pictures.
What is a scrapbook? Ideally, it is a sort of collection of scraps from the memorable events of your life: tickets, receipts, brochures or anything that reminds you of something or someone. Over the years, scrapbooks have become more creative and functional. It now serves as an unconventional photo album, where flowers, stickers, or captions are put to make it more fun and sometimes, witty. It is now created to store memories of almost all events in a person’s life: birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. Sometimes, everything about the wedding are put in the scrapbook, making it a photo album as well as a journal. Making a scrapbook for your wedding is a fun and creative way to remember your wedding.
What makes making a scrapbook convenient is the fact that you can use almost anything to design your work. Be it stickers, ribbons, ropes, leaves, tickets, beads, and even scraps of wood. The secret of a good scrapbook is in the manner of how you are going to position each and every element to make your work exceptional. For those who are not very crafty, you can also buy pre-made scrapbooks or scrapbook kits depending on the event that you want to document. There are endless possibilities, and making a scrapbook for your wedding may be one of the best decisions you’ll ever have to make.Read More
Have you ever wondered what to do with all your pictures and memories? Do you like taking pictures but think that photo albums are just too old-fashioned? Why not create a scrapbook for all those pictures? One of the most memorable moments for some people is their wedding, and it would be perfect to make and design your a scrapbook to peserve that moment in time. Luckily, even if you are not very crafty or artistic, there are lots of wedding scrapbook stickers that you can use to design your work of art.
Creating your scrapbook from scratch is relatively easy. You just have to be armed with paper, your pictures, some glue and a lot of patience. The first thing that you should do before creating a scrapbook is to plan on how you would want it to look like. Do you want it to be formal, or vintage, or fun? There are several scrapbooking kits available in craft and book stores but if you want it to be more personal, then you can just buy some board, craft paper, ribbons, craft glue, beads, felt flowers and other items that you want to put on your scrapbook. You can also buy wedding scrapbook stickers that are specialized for wedding-themed scrapbooks. Once you’ve gathered the materials, you can assemble your scrapbook.
Take your time in putting your memories and pictures in it since unlike putting pictures in photo albums, it is difficult to remove your photographs once you’ve glued them on paper. Take your pens and stickers and beads and decorate your scrapbook however you want. You can even include your guest list and what not’s to your scrapbook to make it more personal and more memorable.
Once you’re done with your scrapbook, store it in a special box or in a shelf where it can be accessible, but at the same time protected from wear and tear. Since the materials used are light and may degenerate over time, be careful with your scrapbook. You can also transfer your pictures and make another scrapbook. And don’t forget to use wedding scrapbook stickers that would reflect your personality and artistry.Read More
You’ve run to the shop and started to look around for something that could really work for an anniversary present. It has to be something special – something that looks like it was well thought out and at the same time, doesn’t look tacky. You find out however, that there aren’t many things like that for sale and you need something to give your friend for her wedding anniversary. If that sounds like you and you still haven’t found what you’re looking for then it’s your lucky day because there is actually a way for you to make that present instead of buying it.
Making a Wedding Scrapbook – Beginning the Journey
Before you can even think of getting all of your stuff together, you have to make sure you start off on the right foot. By this time you should have already gotten your friend’s best wedding pictures and scanned them. If you don’t have the pictures yet then hold off on buying anything and get the pictures first. The reason for this is that you have to make sure whatever material you have actually goes with the pictures you are using. At the same time, you will also know how many pictures you have and will know how many pages you will need to buy for the wedding scrapbook.
Making a Wedding Scrapbook – Creating the Story
It is always important to note and understand the type of story that you are going to create for your scrapbook. For that reason, you should be thinking about the things you want to write and how you want your wedding scrapbook pages to look. Brainstorming is the best way to get your ideas down because it gives you free reign with no restrictions and then selective processing allows you to drill down to the details that you want to actually add to your scrapbook.
Also remember to create a layout for your wedding scrapbook when you have finished thinking about your ideas and have chosen one which you plan to stick to. You do have the option of course, to choose layouts which are ready made if you want to save time but if you think you can do the job yourself and are excited to do it then by all means, you should create your layout.
Once you have all the pictures and have chosen the ones which you want to use and you have an idea of your layout, that’s when you can finally head on over to the store and buy all of your supplies.
Making a Wedding Scrapbook – Choosing Your Album
Other than getting the right pictures and figuring out your layout, another essential to creating a wedding scrapbook is to choose the right album. If you go to the stationery shop and try to find one you are probably going to see quite a number of colors and prints to choose from. This can make the process a little challenging and overwhelming, especially if like a lot of craft artists, you have a problem when choosing from a wall of available products.
In order to narrow your search for the perfect album, you are going to want to make sure you choose an album that is sturdy. Since most albums have stiff inner pages, you can usually find one that you are looking for. Other than that however, when you choose your album, make sure to get an album with a front print that goes with your thought of how the wedding scrapbook is going to look. Also, it helps to get something that has no print if you plan on sticking embellishments on the outside or if you plan on writing little messages as well.
Making a Wedding Scrapbook – Buying Other Materials
When you have an album, the next task is to buy the materials that you are going to need for your wedding scrapbook. Before you think about the embellishments that you plan to add to your scrapbook, take a look at the materials which you are actually going to use for your construction. If you are on a budget, this will help keep you on track so that you have all of your constructing materials before you start buying little additions to your wedding scrapbook. When you buy materials make sure to include art scissors that are extremely sharp (can cut different shapes if you like that), some sort of adhesive, and of course paper.
There are a ton of paper types available and a lot of them have different textures. That’s why when you buy paper for your wedding scrapbook make sure to see if you can find paper with texture that is pretty close to what you imagined to have for the scrapbook pages. A lot of people try to create the texture of the paper they want for themselves but you can make your life easier by looking for paper that is already textured.
Once you have the construction materials you need and you have the paper that you need, then you can buy your embellishments. Stickers, little trinkets or even rub on messages work well on scrapbooks because they add depth to a scrapbook page.
When you have finished planning how the scrapbook is going to look and planned out how you can go about making it and then have bought the other materials, you can finally construct your wedding scrapbook. So, if you want to make sure you get a gift that is truly personalized and a gift that your friend will appreciate, think twice about heading to the store. Maybe you can make her something instead like a wedding scrapbook – which is a product of your ingenuity and hard work.Read More