Scrapbook Retreats in Singapore

                Scrapbook retreats can be a great way to encourage your team to work together and support one another. It can boost creativity and inspiration, as well as improve the way your team interacts with one another. Many scrappers love to go on retreats together, as it can provide classes and more that betters your ability to scrapbook. There are some must have supplies (listed below) for when you decide to book and attend one such retreat. There are a ton of amazing ways that you can display your photos, and attending a retreat is a great way to learn more about scrapbooking. You can learn about the different tools, layout ideas, swap tips and make great friendships with the others attending the scrapbook retreats.

What You Need to Bring

                There are plenty of essentials that you should pack away for your trip and retreat time. Each tool has a specific function and worth that it brings to every project. If you’re preparing to go shopping for your scrapbook retreat, you should add these to your shopping list.

  • Undu: a product that can remove glue from your photos without damaging them. It’s great for those times you accidentally glue things to the wrong spot.
  • Chocolate or candy: perfect for snacking while you create. It can really boost your spirit and creativity.
  • A die cutter, such as stencils
  • Embellishments: these could be ribbons, buttons, stickers, flowers, bows and anything else you need.
  • Colored pencils, markers and pens
  • An album
  • Photos
  • Plenty of paper, including patterned paper and specialty paper
  • Glue gun
  • Scoring board
  • Bone folder: these are great for sharp edges, folding and smoothing your papers down
  • Distressing tool or sanding block: great for if your paper is too large for the page since you can sand it down and distress the edges
  • Crop-A-Dile Eyelit
  • Snap Punch
  • Adhesives: these could be glue sticks, liquid, glue dots, tape or so on
  • Ruler
  • Scissors: you should bring at least two pairs, a small and big one for general use
  • Paper cutters

Tips and Suggestions for your Retreat

                There are plenty of other tools you can invest in to improve your experience with scrapbooking at the retreat. Try asking your friends and co-workers what they are planning to bring with them for the retreat. You can divide the tools up among each other, having one person bringing stamps, one bringing a Cricut and another touting an embosser with them. It can save you all money on buying supplies and it definitely helps to strengthen the overall team bonding and building of the retreat. By giving everyone a responsibility, they all have the opportunity to contribute to the team and to the fun experience.

                For organizational purposes, you can arrange supplies and projects into their own separate bags. You can organize them into a bag for projects and one for supplies, or go more in depth with them. It is all a matter of preference. Some retreat goers suggest bringing along a stella light to make it easier to work on more intricate and detailed parts of your project.

                Keep a good attitude and try not to be inflexible. Flexibility is a vital part of the creative process, but beyond that, you need to be prepared for anything. Light sleepers need to bring along ear plugs, as there is always at least one person who snores like a train. Sharing bathrooms is common, so bring along some air freshener for when you have to take care of business. Bring spare clothes, and other items that you may need along the way. It is better to have and not need, than to need and not have.

                Before you go on your retreat, consider the projects you want to accomplish. Shop for the materials that you’d need to accomplish those goals that you set. If you want to create specific memory keeping scrapbooks, aim to get the paper, embellishments and other items that would contribute best to those themes and stories. The last thing you want to do is a “craft” dash, in which you grab all of your crafting supplies right before you leave.

                Be prepared to socialize. Retreats revolve around placing people together who share the common interest of that retreat, in this case scrapbooking. The people around you can offer suggestions, tips, advice and friendship. Speak to anyone and everyone as it is one of the best ways to make new friends! You can very well walk away from a retreat with lifelong friends by your side in the end.

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