New to scrapbooking? You need to know:
In order to prevent photos from fading, yellowing and cracking, photos must be placed in an album/scrapbook that is acid free, lignin free and PVC free. Everything that surrounds the photos must also be acid free, lignin free and PVC free.
A few of the essentials are:
-Acid free album. This album should have sheet protectors. The album should lay flat when opened and should have an expandable spine to accommodate the number of pages you need for your particular project.
- Acid free double sided tape. (Glue will dry overtime and photos will not stay in place)
- Acid free cardstock and patterned papers, as backgrounds and/or mats.
- Acid free stickers, die-cuts, cut outs to embellish the pages or to carry a theme.
- Archival pens: permanent ink, fade-proof, non-bleeding, waterproof.
As your style evolves and your knowledge expands, you will want to experiment with more and products and techniques. Our large selection of products for the intermediate and advanced scrapbooker will fit that need.
More info on our products:
Adhesives: we carry a wide variety of adhesives to suit different projects: two way glues, photo corners, pop-up dots (for the 3-D effect), glue pens (to add thin lines of glitter), double sided tape in disposable or environmentally friendly refillable dispensers, temporary glues and Sookwang double sided tape (from 3mm wide and up 8.5 x 11 sheet) for paper, glitter, ribbon and many other purposes.
Cardstock: we currently carry over 350 different colours, textured, reversible, embossed, sandable, etc… Available individually or in packs. Our cardstock is 12 x 12, 8.5 x11, 8 x 8 and 4.5 x 6.5 giving you a wide variety of sizes to fit any project. You will enjoy choosing the perfect colours from such a large selection.
Cutting tools: a good paper cutter/trimmer is worth its weight in gold. The introduction of the Big Shot die cutting machine to our market as made it much easier and faster for crafters to embellish the pages and has opened up a world of possibilities to enhance your creativity. Please come in for a quick demo.
Embellishments: ribbons, buttons, brads, eyelets, glitter to give you that designer look.
Patterned papers: with over 1,200 different patterns for you to select from, we have covered all possibilities. Choose from themed papers, i.e. sports, travel, wedding, baby, etc.. or more all purpose designs.
Pens, pencils, inks and embossing powders
Punches, dies, etc..: Adding shapes to your pages is easy. We offer you a wide variety of punches from the simple corner rounder to hundreds of basic shapes to more, to the wide variety of shapes that are now available.