Scrapbooking supplies are in stock for Christmas. And they’re GORGEOUS! And (best of all) a bargain! It’s a bit of a clappy-hands, over-excited time in the office here at The Works for the scrapbookers amongst us!
I know, I know, it seems like Christmas is ages away. But not to the seasoned crafter. If, like us, you’ve got other things that take up your time (shock, horror, what’s more important than scrapbooking?), you need to start thinking about any Christmas craft projects now! And we are really excited about the Christmas Crafts range that we’ve just got in so we wanted to share them with you. Because, like you, we’re just big kids when it comes to new scrapbooking products!
I know we have a slight bias towards our own products, but we wanted to share with you some of our favourites that have just come in:
The packs of 5 ribbons (between £1 and £2.99) are an absolute steal. Great quality ribbons that come in a variety of patterns and have 5m of ribbon in total. The new Back to Basics Christmas range is fab for all sorts of projects, not just scrapbooking. Whenever I see these, I grab them, because stock is always changing and I’ve now got a very well organised ribbon collection.
Christmas Washi Tape
Eeep! So cute, the Me to You Washi Tape comes in a pack of two (one green, one red and a total of 16m) for just £1! That could be almost enough for a whole scrapbook, with some to spare for wrapping presents!
An incredibly important part of any card-making/scrapbooking project. The backing papers set the tone for the rest of the page. They determine what colours/text/embellishment you’ll use. Having a variety on the same theme is idea. That’s why we love these Me To You papers in 12×12 or 6×6. You can’t go wrong!
If you’re new to scrapbooking, here’s a handy list of the things you DEFINITELY need:
Good, strong glue that can be spread flat (avoiding bumps under papers/embellishments and ensuring a firm hold.
It doesn’t really matter what the size is or the shape or the make, as long as it has some wriggle room for expanding (when pages are loaded with lovely embellishments).
You can print them off at home or take advantage of bulk deals at photo shops.
These are sometimes the best bits of scrapbooks – the receipts that remind you what you bought/ate on special days out and how much it cost (fascinating to look back on in years to come), pressed flowers,
- Acid free papers
Why acid free paper? Well, it’s to protect your photos over a period of time. acid-free paper should last a hundred years. If you want your scrapbook to be something that can be handed down to your children/granddkids, the last thing you want is faded/discoloured/yellow contents!
Collect these any time you see them. Having a good bank of materials to work with will make it quicker to plan and execute your projects. Trust me, though, too many is never enough.
- Backing card
It’s generally agreed that it’s best to ‘matt’ your photos before they go in the album. That is, putting a contrasting backing card on them to provide a border and make sure they stand out from the rest of the page.
- Cutting mat and Scalpels, Good scissors, Ruler
Pretty self-explanatory – you’ll be cutting stuff out, you might want to be precise (ruler) and you don’t want scalpel marks on your work table!