You should scrap your Disney vacation. No… I don’t mean cancel your trip, I mean scrapbook all those amazing photos you took during your fun-filled Disney vacation!
Scrapbooking is a popular hobby. There are even regional and national expos and conventions held throughout the year where dedicated scrappers gather to see new products and check out new trends in the crafting industry. I love to scrap, but I am not a die-hard scrapper. I do, however, have an obsession with Disney stickers and papers. (As you can see in this photo, I have a LOT of Disney supplies. Yes, those are all just Disney!)
You can purchase Disney scrapbook supplies at most national craft and hobby stores; many of them have coupon deals that you can find in the Sunday paper, or online. I have also found a lot of Disney themed accessories for scrapbooking online at scrapjazz or amazon. I have even bought some at flea markets and yard sales. I own a Cricut die-cut machine but have not learned to use it yet. So far I only use stickers, ribbons, decorative papers, and even park maps or napkins.
To get started all you need is an album, your photos, some acid-free adheisive, and some Disney embellishments. I prefer to use the 3-ring binder type of albums. They are easy to load and hold a lot of pages. You need acid-free adhesive to protect your photos from fading or turning reddish-orange with time. If you are new to scrapbooking, you should take your photos with you to the craft store and match stickers and embellishments with the themes in your photos. Be careful, though. If you are like me you can end up spending a lot of time and money and possibly going overboard a little.
I usually theme my pages by park section, character, restaurant, or activity. Like I said, I am an avid scrapbooker, so I take lots of photographs and think about page design while I am taking the pictures on vacation. I have been known to take some photos simply because I have a sticker at home that would go great with a picture of a certain ride, character, or backdrop.
I organize all of my stickers and accessories into file folders and document envelopes that I purchased at an office supply store. Each character or theme gets a file. That way, when I go to make a page, I can flip right to the theme and pick out my embellishments from my stock of Disney supplies. I have a wall in my home office dedicated to scrapbooking. I have a table, chair, file cabinets, and all my tools and supplies organized for easy access. Scrapbooking is my hobby and the one thing I like to do in my free time.
You can do pretty much whatever you want in your scrapbook. It is a fun way to showcase and embellish your memories. I can think of no better way to keep the magic of Disney alive than through a colorful, fun, and unique scrapbook. How about you? Do you scrapbook your vacation photos? Post some pictures in the comments section! Tell us how you keep your memories alive. Have tips and tricks on making scrapbooking easy for beginners? Tell us!
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