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10 Products to Start Scrapbooking 2020 | The Strategist

11 items in this article 7 items on sale!

I was always kind of an indoor kid, but once school let out for summer, my mom couldn’t have me sitting at home crafting by myself. To keep me occupied (and out of the house), she signed me up for all sorts of niche camps. I went to loom camp, where we created our own textiles on a full-scale loom; sculpture camp, where I made various useless pots; needle-arts camp, where I learned knitting would never be my thing; sleepaway camp, where I spent most of my time doing decoupage in the arts-and-crafts shack; and, lastly, scrapbooking camp, where I sat with six or so other kids around a fold-out table cutting, pasting, and throwing glitter on pages of our baby pictures and best friends I no longer remember the names of. Out of all the hobbies I started (and still practice), it’s one of the ones I stuck with the longest.

Now that we’re all spending so much time at home, it seems as though more people are catching on to my obsession with random hobbies, and unlike embroidery or weaving, scrapbooking is easy for anyone to pick up and even to do with the whole family. Below, you’ll find ten products you’ll need to try your hand at the art of scrapbooking — sans the obvious stuff like scissors or glue sticks, which you probably already have around your house.

10 Products to Start Scrapbooking 2020 | The Strategist

Papercraft Harry Potter To start, you’re going to need a scrapbook album. Most of the fun paper that’s available to buy for scrapbooks is 12-by-12 inches, and the smaller or more rectangular your book is, the more limited your selection of paper will be. You can cut the paper to fit the right size, but it’s an annoying task that’s not worth your time — so look for an album that fits 12-by-12-inch paper. If you don’t think you’ll have enough content to fit that large of a space, eight-by-eight-inch or six-by-six-inch albums also have a decent amount of options. (But, I beg you, don’t get a rectangular one.) This album is not offensively cheesy (some are), and you could customize the front, if that’s something you want to do. You can also buy refill sleeves, in case you need more than the dozen or so the book already comes with.