Not so long back I put a post up on Instagram about Grace's scrapbook that I started when she was born. I had quite a bit of positive feedback and messages from people eager to start their own scrapbook, mainly from new mums, who were wondering where to begin. I got the inspiration from various Instagram accounts, but mainly Pinterest which is the source of all inspiration! I've made a board on Pinterest (link) with some ideas.
It took me a while to get into it properly and collate all the bits together to put into the scrapbook, but I do it when I have time once Grace is in bed. I wanted to do a Project Life scrapbook, but not only is that expensive, this is actually more flexible in terms of what you can do with the pages and input. I started by getting a 12 x 12 plain brown scrapbook album from Hobbycraft but there are various colours and styles available.
The other main essentials that you need for scrapbooking are pens - metallic preferred depending on your background colour (here), tape - I prefer double sided tape (here) and glue sticky dots (here), washi tape and of course; photos, memories and anything else you'd like to put in there.
|Work in progress..retro prints from Cheerz. Referral code PAUIAL for £4 off your first order!|
Ebay is my main source for most of my scrapbook supplies and I am obsessed with washi tape! There are endless types on there and for so cheap too. Here is a link to see what I mean. It's so addictive! I use washi tape for sticking down photos or using as borders on pages but the possibilities are endless. I've got a lot of random stickers from Ebay too, such as the heart ones shown below.
Another favourite place is TK Maxx/Homesense. They have American brands often at a fraction of the online price. My favourite buy was definitely the Simple Stories Snap Baby Girl set below, it's still in store too if you have a girl! The alpha stickers are from there too.
And that's all there is to it. It's rather addictive, therapeutic and I love adding bits to it. It'll be something lovely for Grace to look back on in time and for me too! If you decide to be inspired enough to start one please let me know, I'd love to see your progress!