The Best Scrapbooking Accessories 2018
Before digital cameras, there were scrapbooks, and even now in 2018 scrapbooking continues to be a personal and enjoyable way to capture your favorite thoughts and memories. Scrapbooking dates all the way back to 1800s and the process hasn’t really changed, we create a piece of art and stick it into a book, but a resurgence by school kids and teenagers over the last few years has ensured that the popularity will continue, even to the point where ‘Poppy’ from the film Trolls loves to scrapbook.
Whether you are putting together an album of memories, or creating a portfolio of your greatest work. Scrapbooking is the ultimate way to switch off, relax and create beautiful handmade pieces of work. The cost of scrapbooking is relatively cheap once you have everything you need. However, there are the bare essentials that every scrapbooker should have before getting to work. So to make your life a little bit easier, we have put together a list of the best scrapbooking accessories 2018. We hope you enjoy!
The Best Scrapbooking Album
MCS MBI 13.5×12.5 Inch Embossed Gloss Expressions Scrapbooking Album
It goes without saying that you will need a decent scrapbook to create your album. There are lots to choose from out there, but there are a few things to consider before buying the right one. It is big enough for what you are making? Does it have a enough pages? Is it durable?
With over 300 satisfied customers, this stylish looking scrapbook is 13.5 x 12.5,, and is one of the best scrapbooking accessories on the market. It comes in 8 different colours and each page is acid and distortion free. Meaning that your work will last for a long, long time. Each page holds two 12×12 scrapbook sheets (front and back) and the scrap book has the facility to have more pages added if needed. See Below
The Best Album Refill Pages
MCS MBI 12×12 Inch Scrapbooking Expansion Page Refills, 6 Count
Now that you are addicted to scrapbooking, you have quickly run out of sheet in your album, the MBI to up sheets allow you to add to your album in multiples of 6. (12 pages front and back) The great thing about this bundle is that the more page you buy. the cheaper the bundle becomes, all the way up to 24 packets (24 pages front and back). As with the MBI album, each page is acid free and of archival quality. Each bundle also comes with free expansion binding posts
The Best Cardstock Bundle:
ColorBok 68126B Mega Paper Pad Mega Paper Pack
Solid colored cardstock is a must have scrapbooking accessory for any project, and you can supplement it with patterned paper and embellishments for each project you do. This bundle of 12” x 12” cardstock contains 10 color basics, each in a solid-dyed two-sided color. The paper is acid- and lignin free, which means that the acids in the wood pulps have been taken out, meaning the paper should last for over 200 years. Reviewers love this product for the quality and the price.
The Best Scissors:
Fiskars 5 Inch Non-stick Titanium Softgrip Detail Scissors
Every scrapbooker, whether you are a beginner or a pro should have a decent set of small straight of scissors. While you a likely to have a larger pair of scissors in your cutlery drawer, a smaller pair scissors is a must have for any scrapbooking project.
These Friskars 5 inch scissors are perfect for detail cutting and come with a non stick blade coating, which means it is really easy to cut through materials that have a sticky coating. It’s titanium enhanced steel blades are designed to give a precision cut and keep their sharpness for years to come. This Amazon recommended product has over 500 very happy customers and we can see why.
The Best Double Sided Tape
Angel Crafts 1/2″ by 55 YARDS Double-Sided TAPE Adhesive
When you are putting together your multiple layers within your project, it is important to ensure that the adhesive you are using is safe and acid free. The Angel Craft double sided adhesive tape does this and more. With over 800 happy customers and an ‘Amazon Choice’ product this tape is perfect for scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Embossing, Glitter, Cards, Boxes, and anything else you can think of! As well as being acid free, this adhesive is heat resistant and is also paper backed for an easy tear application, there are no scissors or ‘teeth’ required. You are also able to choose the width of your tape based on your project. The sizes available are 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch and finally 1/8 inch. This tape is a must have for any crafting tool box and with 55 yards of it, you will not run out for a long time
The Best Archival Pens
Sakura Pigma 30065 Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set
A really good pen set is one of the best scrapbooking accessories you can hold in your toolkit . The writing and recording of you work is just as much of a part of the scrapbooking process as is choosing the photos and assembling your layout. It’s important to use fade resistant, colorfast and waterproof inks that are also acid-free and archival quality. A set of dual-tip markers will give you the most color and writing options as a beginner. This set pens is once again an amazon choice product and has served over 6000 happy scrapbookers and crafters.
We hope you loved our compilation of the best scrapbooking accessories 2018. We have taken our best accessories and added them to this list. If you have any alternatives to these, let us know in the comments.