Z is for Scrapbooking My Favorite Zs
Z1, Z2, and Z3 are great subjects for my scrapbooking pages. I started scrapbooking long before my grands came into my life. I typically add several pictures to every page. My first albums had numerous years’ worth of pictures per album. And then came the grandkids.
There were more occasions to take pictures, more pictures of every event, and more pictures I just “had” to include in my books. Instead of the typical 32 pages (64 sides) per album, I added more and more until the scrapbook just couldn’t hold anymore. In fact, most years since the Zs came into my life, I needed two albums per year.
Take numerous pics
Keep your sweet memories clear
X is for Scrapbooking With an X-Acto Knife
Before Creative Memories came out with their wonderful custom cutting system, I used an X-Acto knife to cut out fine details for my pages. You need to be very careful with an X-Acto knife because they are extremely sharp. It can cut through thick and thin pieces of paper. I’ll admit, I learned the hard way that you should never, ever, ever, cut on anything but a self healing mat.
Trim away excess
Carefully use the sharp knife
Always safety first
V is for Scrapbooking With Vellum
I don’t use vellum all that often, but it is beautiful and softens a scrapbook page. Vellum is a delicate paper you can see through. Vellum can curl up if you don’t keep it stored properly. You need to attach vellum differently than other papers because of its opaque nature. It comes in a variety of colors, weights, and even textures. With the right printer, you can even print on vellum.
I have used vellum as the entire background paper as well as pieces on a page. Vellum adds highlights without adding bulk to your scrapbook page. I have cut clean edges and also torn edges to give a different look. You can even use vellum to frame out a picture covering parts you don’t care for. A thicker vellum can even be used as a pocket to add ephemera to a page.
The pink vellum background softens the beautiful bat mitzvah photo.
I found an interesting video on using vellum.
Add variety, softness
And many new options