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At Her Campus Rutgers, we hosted a Scrapbook & Sip event earlier in the semester and LOVED the supplies we used! These items were perfect for all of our members’ different aesthetics and we’re sure you’ll love them too! Once you have gathered your favorite cardstock, check out these items to get your scrapbook started:
1. Washi Tape
Washi tape is a staple for any scrapbooking session! These colorful tapes are the perfect accents to add a pop of color. They come in all types of patterns, some even come with gold foil! Washi tapes can be used for a variety of purposes; from denoting bold outlines to creating vibrant mosaics, they’re sure to make a statement. If you are centering your scrapbooking adventures around a certain theme, there are definitely themed washi tapes to look out for. Vintage, floral, and astrology-themed washi tapes are some of our favorites!
These water bottle stickers are the most ideal for scrapbooking. They are fun and let you express yourself in a quick and easy way! The stickers have a glossy finish and look nice on the scrapbooking paper. They are hassle-free and easy to stick. I love getting ones that have prints of inspirational quotes or foods I enjoy eating! The great thing about these stickers is that you can easily find ones to fit your scrapbook theme or personal interests! One of my absolute favorite stickers that I used for our vision board event has a tea bag on it and says, “Here for the tea.” I highly recommend getting these as a lot of them have cute and relatable sayings!
3. Mini Dictionary Scrapbooking Paper
Logophile – lover of words. If you’re a sucker for vintage decor, typewriter font, all things mini, and *of course* romanticized words, this mini-dictionary set is an absolute must for scrapbooking. This set comes with eight tiny dictionaries (organized by letters of the alphabet), with each page coming with a word and its corresponding definition. They’re easily tearable and make cute, artistic additions to your wall decor and journals.
4. Color Scheme Washi Sticker Books
These 4 x 6 cm sticker books include conveniently color-coded aesthetic photos you’d see while scrolling through your Pinterest feed. Whether you crave the tender warmth of a yellow hue, the refreshing green color of nature, or the divinely feminine pink, this set will perfectly suit the theme you aim for. This specific pack has 300 stickers, ensuring that you’ll scrapbook to your heart’s content!
The best part of your scrapbook is that it’s a special space where you can creatively document your experiences. Therefore it is a key necessity for your scrapbook to include your photographs! To choose the photos for your page, consider choosing a theme that you want that page to focus on highlighting. It can be difficult to narrow down what photos you want to include but view this as a visual diary. When you look back on this page in the future, what do you want to remember? How do you want to feel? Choose which photos you want your future self to connect with to relive your memories.
Scrapbooking is truly a versatile activity. Some of our members brought their own plastic binder pouch while others made their books by hole punching the pages and tying them together with ribbon. If making a book isn’t your thing, turning a 12 x 12-inch piece of scrapbook paper into a wall collage is a stunning alternative. We hope these recommendations have sparked inspiration for your next artistic endeavor!