Weddings and Scrapbooking: Kits and Albums
Wedding scrapbooks are great for gifts or simply for preserving the memories of that special day. Many wonder just how they should get started, organizing the album and other aspects of creating it. You can always pick up a wedding scrapbook kit Singapore, which will provide the album and detailed instructions on organizing the album into something beautiful. You can also try creating your own from a post-bound or 3-ring style album. Whether you choose a wedding scrapbook kit or DIY, you can rest assured that following this tutorial will guide you in creating a beautiful piece for yourself and family to enjoy decades down the line.
Wedding Scrapbook Kit vs DIY
There is not a lot different between the two. A kit provides you with the album and other necessary supplies that will allow you to get started creating as soon as you have it. When you do it yourself, you may need to purchase an album, as well as theme-related papers, cardstock and embellishments to ensure that the story is greatly enhanced. Let’s start discussing starting the album!
First Step: Focus
Select a design focus. Choose one that is suited to your style, or the style of the person it is a gift for. Be sure that the story of their wedding takes the front stage, rather than cramming a ton of elements into one page. A good way to unify your pages is to choose a color scheme, such as the wedding colors.
Second Step: Memorabilia
There is a ton of great memorabilia that you can incorporate into your scrapbook’s elements. Some of the better suggestions include reception speeches, ceremony readings and photos from beginning to end. You can use invitation cards, reception menus, place-cards, programs and other items from the day to provide plenty of items from the day. Don’t shy away from large photos, as these can look fantastic featured on a single page.
Third Step: Supplies
You will definitely need to gather some supplies. There are plenty you should pick up that are best suited to your wedding theme. You should have plenty of papers, including specialty papers, cardstocks, some sheets of vellum (perfect for printing text out) and some specialty metallic papers, as these can look fantastic. You will need to get a few tools, such as a paper trimmer, a corner rounder punch, an edger punch, a slot punch and some edge scissors. Aim for similar punched shapes, such as scallops and floral lace. Shopping for wedding embellishments can be a lot of fun. Some great ones include premium ribbon, paper string and foam letters. You can get some awesome silhouette embellishments as well, such as a background shape, butterfly flourish, scallop, love arrows, lace borders and labels.
You will need to have adhesives, and many people incorporate a number of different adhesives for their projects. A good collection for your wedding album is some adhesive dispensers, a glue pen, craft glue and a spray adhesive. Spray adhesives are great for more complicated embellishments and the more textured papers. Craft glue is great for attaching ribbon and strings to photographs or paper. You will also need to have an album of course. You can pick up a beautiful album from Maple Treehouse. My preferred album for wedding scrapbooks are ones that look like memory boxes. They are super cute and can be latched closed using a ribbon.
Fourth Step: Layouts
Before you start cutting, pasting and taping, you should layout the pictures and keepsakes to decide your pages ahead of time. Start making stacks of everything based on their moments. Anything from before the ceremony, during the ceremony and during the reception should be organized as such. By doing this, you can ensure that you save time and energy. Take the photos and arrange them on the page without affixing them to it to get an idea of how many should be placed on each page, along with your keepsakes.
Fifth Step: Do It!
Now that you are prepared, you can start putting the whole album together. If you organized your photos and pages ahead of time, you’ll be able to start at any point in the album that you want to. You can create gorgeous titles for each, glue the images down and arrange the keepsakes as you had planned. In the end, you’ll find that your album is beautifully created and designed without being overcrowded or distracting from the story. Those who scrapbook will find that this is the perfect way to preserve their wedding.