How to Place Pages in a Scrapbook Paper

Introduction

We use scrapbooks to store our memories and valuable paper cuttings. Making a scrapbook is easy, but adding the pages to the scrapbook can be challenging. For this reason, today, we will share some techniques on how to place pages in scrapbook paper, which will be much beneficial for the DIY specialist to make their scrapbook. The procedures are simplified below.

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Processes on How to Place Pages in a Scrapbook Paper:

Procedure One:

  1. Scrounge up the supplies and materials you need: a good old-fashioned thread, needle, scissors, paper punch.
  2. Cut out your paper to size (either by hand or with an electric cutter) in whatever shape is most convenient for your album design.
  3. Punch holes at each corner of the scrapbook page using a utility tool such as a hole puncher. You can also use a thumbtack if it does not have any sharp edges or points on its head so that you do not damage any other pages while working through them later.
  4. Thread one end of the string through all four punched holes and tie securely to keep everything together before moving onto another page! Repeat until all your pages are securely stitched together.
  5. Now you are ready to start adding your photos! You can do this by placing a photo onto the page, then tracing around it with white chalk or any other semi-transparent material (such as pencil) before using a Xacto knife blade or scissors to cut out that traced line.
  6. Or, if you’re feeling particularly crafty, use decorative scissors and paper punches to create parts of pages for your scrapbook, so they don’t all look like just plain old square pieces of cardstock.

Procedure Two

Step One

At first, you need to gather some colorful papers which you want to add to the scrapbook, and then you will need a ruler, a pencil, scissors, and some adhesive. Once you have managed all these accessories, you can get to work. You have to measure the scrapbook’s total perimeter and then cut the paper according to the measurement. This can be done using a ruler. Mark the length on the pages and then cut it with a scissor. 

colorful papers and scissor

Step Two

Then you have to fold the paper from one end. The folding should include not more than an inch of the paper. This folding will be used to join the paper. Once you have folded the paper, you have to take a small paintbrush and add some glue to the paper’s folded part. You have to fold the whole paper from the middle and then join the unfolded edge to the glued folded piece.

Step Three

Now you have replicated the same process and make as many papers as you want to put in your scrapbook. After the papers are made, you have to the scrapbook cover and then put some glue on the outgrowth that is kept for the paper. Then place the hollow portion of every paper at each outgrowth. In this manner, the papers can be added to the scrapbook.

Precautions:

  1. Always make sure you have the right page before sticking it to your scrapbook.
  2. Try not to place pages over each other so they can be easily seen and are less likely to get damaged.
  3. Make sure that every page is properly aligned, or else the design will look uneven.
  4. When you need a new sheet of paper, cut it with an X on all four corners like for cutting fabric – this way, when you rip off the excess paper from one side, there’s no chance of causing any tears in your already finished project.

Which Glue is Better For Placing Pages in A Scrapbook?

  • Some prefer to use repositionable glue, like Elmer’s Glue.
  • Others swear by using rubber cement because it dries clear and is permanent.
  • The third option for gluing pages in a scrapbook would be the most obvious: White craft glue found at any craft store, which comes with an applicator brush built into the container’s lid.
gluing pages in a scrapbook

Which Paper is Best for Making A Scrapbook?

Scrapbooking is a fun and creative way to record memories of your life. Whether you’re trying to fill in the blank pages of an old book or making one from scratch, there are some paper considerations as well as tips for cutting them that will ensure each page turns out beautifully.

Paperweight:

The heavier the weight, typically the higher quality it is (although this isn’t always true!) However, many people like using thinner papers with more space between layers to add lots of embellishments without feeling too cluttered on their page.

Cutting:

You want to use something flat yet strong enough that holds up when wet slightly and not rip easily – but also doesn’t dull blades too much.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we hope that the process we have discussed here will help add pages to your scrapbook. This technique will highly benefit beginners. Thank you for your precious time. Have a nice day.

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