Creating your first scrapbook can seem very overwhelming; however, with these helpful tips it can become a very rewarding experience. When you decide to start on your scrapbook you will have to ask yourself a few questions. • What is the purpose of this album? For who or what am I creating this for? • How will I choose the size and style of the album that is the easiest for me to create my scrapbook? • What are the basic supplies I will need to complete my album? • How many photos will I need to fill my album? Do I have copies available of the photos I am going to use? • What is the easiest and least expensive way to design a theme for my album? • How much time will I have to spend on my scrapbook? What shortcuts can I take to save time and money? Deciding on the album that is right for you is the first step towards preserving your memories.
Albums come in many sizes, themes, and styles. The most common size albums are 12x12 and 9x9. If you feel the larger albums would be time consuming you can chose an 8x10 scrapbook. This would be a good selection if you feel you will not have enough photos to display in a 12x12 album. Many people prefer the 12x12 album, due to the fact that many stores carry ready to make pages is this size. There is also a 6x6 album that is perfect for a brag book. This size is convenient to take with you to display outside of the home.