Scrapbook paper is the most important aspect of scrapbooking and quite often the basis for your inspiration when creating a scrapbook page layout and also when you are considering new scrapbook ideas.
Although finding a suitable piece of scrapbook paper to fit the theme of your photo can sometimes be challenging, generally it is the first thing you will need to do before starting your page layout.
It is essential that you only use acid free paper when creating your scrapbook page layout. Many people have regretted using pictures and paper from magazines that are not acid free because they find as the years go by the pages will deteriorate and lose the fresh look they once had.
It is recommended that you embellish a scrapbook page with accessories that match the theme and genre. It will look odd if you use an older style piece of scrapbook paper as the background and then decorate it with modern embellishments. That said there is no harm in experimenting with your scrapbook ideas as sometimes mixing the two styles together can bring about a really unique look. It’s a question of playing around until you find something that you like and is pleasing to the eye.
Many people find coordinating papers together is the hardest part of scrapbooking. You may believe pink flowery paper will not go with pink stripe paper however it is not until you try them out together that will you know the answer. It is always wise to experiment with different scrapbook ideas mixing and matching diverse papers you may have never considered using together.
When trying to come up with new scrapbook ideas take time to consider the pictures you are going to be adding to the page layout. If the theme is of children use a fun and modern style paper rather than an antique style.
There are so many different ranges of paper available from card stock to vellum all of which are used by scrapbooking enthusiast every day. You will never get tired of being surprised at how beautiful the paper can be. If you speak to other keen scrapbook makers you will find the majority always buy two sheets of the same paper, one to cut up and use for their scrapbook ideas or for their scrapbook quotes, and one to save and admire.
Scrapbook paper is the basis of scrapbooking and something you should have a stock of before considering any scrapbook ideas you have. Scrapbook paper is available in all good craft stores online.
The Internet is also a great place to start if you a are a beginner as you can find plenty of step by step instructions and guides to help you create some fantastic scrapbook page layouts and it will also help you come up with new scrapbook ideas of your own that you can share with your family and friends.