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Rubber Stamping & Scrapbooking Supplies
Are you new to scrapbooking or are you a seasoned expert? We’ve compiled a list of must have scrapbooking and rubber stamping supplies that should assist the novice stamper as well as spark some new ideas for the expert scrapbooking hobbyist. While there are hundreds of supplies that can be purchased at your local hobby and craft store, or online, we have highlighted the most essential ones.
Stamping Ink: Rubber stamp pads come in a wide variety of colors and shades. Outside of their usual usage, stamp pads can be used to tint and colorize embellishments as well as distress paper and chipboard.
Stickers: Sticker options available are endless and you’ll be excited to find unique types and styles including velvet, gel, and even three-dimensional brands. If you’re very creative, you can even make your own stickers with any one of the commercially avaible sticker adhesive machines. Why not recycle those adorable magazine pictures as stickers in a timeless scrapbook album?
Ribbon: Ribbon for scrapbooking and stamping comes in many of sizes from 1/8” to 2” or more depending on what you need for your project. Color coordinated spools of ribbon can be purchased at almost any craft and hobby store.
Buttons, paper clips, and staples: Embellishments for stamping and scrapbooking include buttons, paper clips, metal fasteners, eyelets, paper clips, colored staples, rivets, and dried flowers. Once plain items have now become necessities for any scrapbooking room. To create coordinated sets, purchase plain white embellishments and colorize with a stamp pad or acrylic paint. You'll love having embellishments that perfectly match your paper and albums.
Card stock: Card stock can be handmade, hand dyed, and you may even purchase printable fabric stock paper. Acid free paper, which will keep your memorable albums in perfect shape for the longest time possible, is an important item to use throughout your scrapbook album.
Scrapbooking Albums: You’ll want to make sure that your memories last many lifetimes and finding a good album is very crucial. The standard album sizes are 6x 6, 12 x 12, and 8.5 x 11. These sizes are perfectly suited to the most common sizes of scrapbooking paper. They can also be found in smaller sizes, however, and can even be custom-made for special projects.
You only need a few supplies and your endless creativity to have fun while scrapbooking. These supplies, however, will make your time spent rubber stamping and scrapbooking even more exciting.
About the Author: Kathy Williams enjoys rubber stamping and
scrapbooking and can
often be found working in her online stamping store Rubber Stamping Fun.