26th February, 2009 - Posted by admin - 1 Comment
Creating a Disney scrapbook is one of the most enjoyable and fun projects you can choose to undertake. They are so easy to put together and the great thing is that they are just so many wonderful Disney supplies and embellishments that really you simply can’t go wrong. It’s one of those albums that you don’t years of experience under your belt to be able to create truly beautiful keepsake to be enjoyed and loved over the years.
The first thing you will need is an album and let me tell you, the choices of albums are many. The first thing to work out will be what size album you would like, most people go for a 12×12 inch post bound album, but you can choose an 8×8, 8½x11 and a few other sizes too.
Personally I like the 12×12 inch sizes, that is the size a lot of the scrapbook papers come in and it is a better size to fit and position your photos on. You can choose a plain album or go with a beautiful Disney album to suit your theme, but the choice is yours and doesn’t matter too much.
Other supplies you are going to want to collect, will be Disney papers, Disney stickers and die cuts, other assorted embellishments that will suit what is happening in the photos you are using, glue or double sided tape to adhere your photos and photos mats and pens for your journaling.
Other items to consider would be things like Disney stamps, decorative edge scissors, embossing powders and pigment ink, and decorative lettering for your pages as well. I could continue with this list but I would prefer to keep it fairly simple and not get into supplies that require special techniques and skills. If we keep it simple, anyone can do it and enjoy it without the stress of learning how to do it.
One thing to remember with any scrapbooking is that you must make sure any materials and supplies you use are acid and lignum free. Both acid and lignum over the years can eat into and damage your precious photos, and after many hours of creating a wonderful keepsake the last thing you want is for it to be destroyed all because you used the wrong glue or paper in your album.
If you buy your products from a scrapbook store, you should be safe, always feel free to ask. And if you buy your glue elsewhere, just check that it says, photo safe, on the packaging.
There are quite a few glue sticks that are used around home and at school that are in fact photo safe, you just have to read the packaging, if in doubt, don’t use it.
Many thanks to JimmieHomeSchoolMom on Flickr for the beautiful image.