Danie Faye

Crafty Side of Motherhood

Danie Faye

Crafty Side of Motherhood

May 7, 2019

6 Must-Have Scrapbooking Supplies to Keep in Your Stash

Scrapbooking Supplies

There are a few things that you are going to need to begin your scrapbooking journey. Building a stash of must-have scrapbooking supplies should be your main objective in the the beginning. Here are my six must-have scrapbooking supplies to keep in my stash:

  1. Paper/Paper Pad
  2. Embellishments
  3. Cutting tool
  4. Scissors
  5. Adhesive
  6. Photos
6 Must-Have Scrapbooking Supplies to Keep in Your Stash - Danie Faye

paper

When it comes to paper, it has to be the main must-have scrapbooking supply on the list. For instance, to build my scrapbooking supply stash, I stuck to a strict budget. Visiting your local Michaels and grabbing paper when it was on sale will build your paper stash in no time! You can normally grab paper by the sheet for $0.25. Additionally, throughout the year, Michaels places their paper pads on sale. Marking them down to about $10 a pad. Keep in mind, you can always use your 40% off coupon when purchasing regular priced items.

Furthermore, you have stores like Hobby Lobby and Joann’s, who sell paper in the same fashion as Michaels. Your best bet is to figure out what patterns you gravitate to, and figure out what store sells them at the best price.

Lastly, search online. Online stores tend to receive the latest products on the market before your local stores do. Sites like American Crafts, Scrapbook.com, or Paper Issues tend to sell the most current specialty papers/collections in the scrapbook community.

embellishments

As previously mentioned, stopping by your local craft store to see what embellishments they have on-hand will give you an idea of your style. However, when purchasing from the store, you are obligated to buy embellishments in packages. Unfortunately, this can result in you purchasing embellishments that you might not ever use. 

On the other hand, you can search online. Because I feel it saves money annual, I choose to purchase my embellishments from the company’s website in a digital format. That way, I can print out only the necessary embellishments needed for my layouts. Or I can reprint out my favorite embellishments over and over!

paper trimmer

Certainly, there will be time when you might want to make precise cuts when creating your layouts. Therefore, having a paper trimmer will be necessary. I have always used the Fiskars brand, however, I have included a few options from different brands to consider:

Fiskars 152490-1004 SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer, 12 Inch

Firbon A4 Paper Cutter 12 Inch Titanium Paper Trimmer

Work4U 9 Inch Paper Trimmer, A5 Portable Scrapbooking Trimmer, Green

scissors

As a scrapbooker, there are going to be times where you will need to cut out specific things to include in your layouts. I prefer to have two types of scissors in my stash for this purpose. 

For regular cutting

Titanium Scissors – 5 Pack – 8″ Blade – (STRONG TITANIUM STEEL)

For fussy cutting

EK Success EKCB01 Cutter Bee Precision Scissors, Small

adhesive

This area is a trial-and-error  situation. I have used a lot of adhesive in my days. I prefer to use tape adhesive, and kraft foam for dimension. I do not normally use wet glue, but you should always have it in your stash for emergency. Great brands to consider:

Tape Runner adhesive

Ad-Tech Permanent Crafter’s Tape

3-D Adhesive

3L Scrapbook Adhesive Permanent Pre-Cut 3D Foam Mounting Squares

Liquid Adhesive

3-Pack Bundle – Zig Memory System 2-Way Squeeze and Roll Glue Pen

photos

Acquiring your photos is quite simple. Since I have started my scrapbooking journey, I have went through different ways to collect and store my photos. The best way that I have found for me to store my photos is to download them from my phone to my computer monthly. I store my photos on my computer in monthly & yearly photos. This helps when I want to incorporate dates on my layouts (plus it refreshes my memory by seeing the dates). I then print out all the photos I deem scrap worthy on a monthly basis. That way I always have current photos to draw inspiration from.

but I’m guilty of still scrapbooking older photos (haha)

in conclusion

It takes some time to build up your scrapbooking supplies. Do not rush it because you may overwhelm yourself with products. Having the basics will definitely get you started on your journey. Before you know it, you will have a ginormous collection of products you will not want to use!

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35 thoughts on “6 Must-Have Scrapbooking Supplies to Keep in Your Stash

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    My mother loves scrap booking. She has an entire room filled with things I swear

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    This is such a great resource for anyone interested in getting into scrapbooking. There are so many things you can do, so having this is an excellent starting point.

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      I haven’t scrapbooked in a while. This is a nice guide and provides a ton of important information.

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    I have been scrapbooking for literal years! I love love love it. Some think it’s an old persons hobby but I beg to differ.
    -shay

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      yes! You should see how far I am behind with all the new trends. lol. I have been so much into blogging that I have neglected my scrapbooking, but I have to get in my craft space this weekend to play.

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    Scrapbooking can be such a therapeutic thing to do can’t it and of course a lovely way to remember things!

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    These are excellent tips! I love that you covered so many different items here. It’s an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn.

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    A good paper cutter is essential. I have both a mini one and a larger one and use them both all the time.

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    I’d really like to get back into Scrapbooking. We recently moved and all our supplies are in storage. It’s a great activity to do with the kids! Well, you’ve inspired me to go dig out some of my scrapbooks and materials. This is one of those activities that can be enjoyed through any season. Thanks too for the great list of Scrapbooking essentials!

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    I said that as I traveled more I wanted to scrapbook my adventures to look back on. This is a good start to knowing the materials I’ll need. Thank you for sharing!

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    Thanks for these tips to starting scrapbooking. It can be an overwhelming hobby to start but seeing that you can just start with a few things and add as you are able to.

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    Wow I haven’t thought about scrap booking in so long! I used to do with my mom and it was such a fun activity and great bonding time. You just made me want to start all over again!

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    I have never been much of a scrapbooker, but this makes me want to have a go at it! Such a fun read!

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    Good to know supplies list for the ones interested in scrap booking. I was not regular at taking photos backup to my computer but recently started from few months and it helps a lot in writing a blog posts and refreshing the memories. Thank you for sharing.

    Heena.
    https://travelandhikewithpcos.com/

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    I always love scrapbooking! Hey thanks for the ideas. Will do scrapbooking again for Moms day!

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    I think I would like to try scrap booking one day. I am not yet sure though what I would scrapbook about.

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      There is no topic that you have to choose. I like to document the moments that stand out to me. Like watching my kids sleep (yes, I’m a creeper), or watching them interact with one another. The topics are endless. It’s what you feel is important.

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    I love scrapbooking. Mainly I used Creative Memories. Perhaps one day will get back into it.

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    I will definitely come back to this if I ever decide to start scrapbooking! I always loved the idea of it & think they provide such fantastic memories! Definitely something I want to make time for!

    -madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

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    I use to love scrap booking when I was in high school. I found it so relaxing. Now I definitely didn’t have all the tools you mentioned but I made it work. Excellent starting list for those looking to get into or back into it in my case.

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      But you have the right mentality…work with what you got!

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    Scrapbooking is a very good idea. I have always been into it in my own limited way.

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    I have never gotten into scrap booking or anything crafty for that matter. I am amazed at what people can do with some scissors, glue and photos though. I have a good friend who can pretty up ANYTHING and I’m going to pass this along to her.

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    I’ve never really scrapbooked before but it sounds like so much fun! Now I know what I need to get started. Thank you!

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    I made the mistake of using the wrong glue once. Boy, was that a huge disappointment when it dried.

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    My sister loves scrap booking. She has a really nice collection of stuff too!

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    I would love to get back into scrap booking. this is an awesome place to start for supplies!

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    I used to make scrapebooks when I was a child and I remember I was so struggling with adhensive. The wet glue drove me nuts sometimes, I wish I knew better about tape adhensive.

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    I used to be really into scrapbooking but have been away from it for several years. This post makes me wanna go back and finish all of the books I left unfinished!

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    This is a great list of supplies! I think that all scrapbookers should read this post for sure!

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    I like different types of embellishments and adhesives! A good scissors are nice too! Takes time to build your own kit.

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    i love scrapbooking but dont know from where to start. thanks for sharing everything in detail!

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    Before I fell in-love in blogging, scrapbooking is my main hobby and first love. Those ideas that I used are transferred digitally to my blog.

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    This made me remember my first love of scrapbooking.

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