This is for ADVANCED Scrapbookers Only. I say this because scrapbooking CAN be an expensive hobby. These are tools that are nice to have, but not REQUIRED to have a great book. I have them and use them all the time, BUT keep in mind that
#1, I do a LOT of scrapbooking and other paper crafting (cards, invitations, announcements, etc), and
#2, I’ve collected them over a period of time (probably longer than some of you reading this were born) LOL
So, what are my favorites?
– My Cricut machine. My kids bought this for me (I think it was a bribe) and I LOVE it. The cartridges are expensive but go on sale. There are some that I can’t find in my local store. If they’re older ones, you might be able to get them on E-bay or purchase them at Amazon. Amazon is more reasonable than going to Cricut directly. Mix and match cartridges with other scrapbookers. There’s a couple of us that borrow back and forth. This is a sample from the Disney cartridge. I could have cut this by hand but who has the time? Cricut saved my day.
– I use my edge cutters and punches a LOT. They give me a nice decorative design for a border on a page or within a frame on a page. Again, these can be purchased through your local hobby store. They have a nice variety or Amazon is where I get some that I can’t find around me.
– Stamps. At first, I didn’t like or use stamps, but over time, I saw that I could put a simple design on a page that just completes it without taking away from the photo. I buy these when they are 40% off at my local hobby store or if it’s a design that I really like (and is different), I will buy it at full price. Simon Says Stamps have a bunch of designs that you can’t find elsewhere.
These are some of my favorites, but check around for the best prices and if you really want to feel like a kid in a candy store, check out www.scrapbook.com
by Debbi Founder of ScrapbookingForAnyone.com
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