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Scrapbooks | My Essentials


Scrapbooking has become one of my new favourite pastimes recently. At the moment, I am adding to two scrapbooks. One dedicated to memories me and my partner have shared and one to my memories created at university.

My scrapbooks are very visual. I have always loved collecting tickets, receipts and keepsakes; you could say I’m a bit of a hoarder. But, now I’ve found the perfect way to keep them all in one (or technically two) places!

My five scrapbook essentials are:

Polaroid ZIP Mobile Wireless Compact 

I purchased one a couple of months ago when I first started scrapbooking. After using my Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera to take pictures when I was out and about, I found myself falling in love with polaroid pictures. They have a lovely vintage quality and fit perfectly in cardholders (where I keep most of mine). But, I’ve found that I get much better pictures on my iPhone and my Nikon camera so the Polaroid Zip really was the perfect option for me. The pictures print directly from an app on my phone so I can get much better pictures but still in the compact size of a polaroid. Also, because they print onto sticker paper, you can peel off the back and stick them straight into the scrapbook. This is possibly the best thing I’ve bought all year!

Decoration stamps

These are so cute! Not only do they compliment the polaroid’s vintage vibe, but I can relate the symbols on them to the memories on the page. They’re just a perfectly timeless addition to a page of modern memories.

Mini label tags 

I think I find anything that’s smaller than its standard size cute, but aren’t these adorable? They’re just perfect to attach to pictures to add some text without making the book too wordy. They also work really well to affix to the corner of pages to label them.

Glitter washi tape 

Caution: overusing these can make your page look very tacky! However using a small amount of them to stick to the corners of pictures or receipts adds a good amount of colour to the page. I’ve got tape in a range of patterns which I try to relate to the page, like I do with the stamps. For example, if my page was dedicated to date-night I’d use the red tape with hearts on. Or if it was memories of a gig I’d been to, I’d use one of the tapes with musical notes on.

Double sided tape 

In my opinion, this is a must-have for scrapbooks! It just prevents the page from looking too scruffy. For example, pritt stick often isn’t strong enough to keep certain materials attached to the pages and masking tape or sellotape can sometimes make the pages look shabby (depending on your theme).

So, those are my five essentials. Fellow scrapbookers, please feel free to let me know if you have any other scrapbook recommendations. I’d love to try them out.

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  1. altspeaking 4th August 2017

    I have a couple scrapbooks and all the supplies here but haven’t sat down to actually put 2 and 2 together and do the work hahaha! I have so many ideas, just no time to put them into action! I really need to get on that…
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

    • fayejessica 4th August 2017

      I was like that for a while! I’m so glad I’ve started working on them now though. You could just work on them during breaks and keep adding to them whenever you’re bored. I’m sure your ideas are great!

      • altspeaking 4th August 2017

        I’ve got everything to do a fancy wedding one up for us but never touched it… this year marks 5 years married so it’s been sitting for awhile haha

  2. Sarah, She Was a Day Tripper 4th August 2017

    I love scrapbooking! I too keep hold of everything, from tickets to receipts and booklets, I think collating memories this way is so lovely. I also have a memory box that’s got all sorts of bits and bobs in!

    Sarah x

    • fayejessica 4th August 2017

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who keeps everything, it’s such a great thing to do. Ooh lovely! I’d love to start keeping a memory box alongside this, what a fab idea x

  3. JadesCreativeRamblings 4th August 2017

    Loved this! I’ve always kept tickets and receipts, anything really – I’m definitely a hoarder! But since I started scrapbooking I now have somewhere to keep everything. The Polaroid Zip sounds great, I live Polaroid pictures so I might just have to look into this x

    • fayejessica 4th August 2017

      It’s great isn’t it? So much easier keeping everything in one place and a lot of fun too! Oh you’ll love it then, I got mine for about £60, if you look around on the internet I’m sure you’ll find a good deal x

  4. Monsterful Mama 4th August 2017

    I love washi tape! I must have nearly 100 rolls! I also am looking to buy the Polaroid printer so thanks for the mini review 😌

  5. mymanyfancies 4th August 2017

    awh this is so cute, I’ve tried to scrapbook before and it felt like homework trying to place everything together lol .. it was for a school project but still haha . I’m thinking about giving it a second shot after this post Xx ~ thank you for the push , ill keep these essentials in mind next time <3

    • fayejessica 4th August 2017

      Oh that’s a shame, I’d definitely give it another go if I were you. It’s a lot of fun once you get going, there’s no rules and I’m sure you’ll make it look great. Good luck X

  6. Kayleigh Zara 4th August 2017

    I love scrap booking! Washi tape is one of my favourite things to use it in especially glittery ones it just makes everything look so nice. Thanks for sharing x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  7. Kayleigh Zara 4th August 2017

    I love scrap booking! Washi tape is one of my favourite things to use it in especially glittery ones it just makes everything look so nice. Thanks for sharing x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  8. Natasha Bolger 4th August 2017

    Awww I love scrapbooks for storing all of my memories with family and friends. Those labels are such a good idea 🙂

  9. Hannah Louise 4th August 2017

    I love scrapbooking! Such a great way to keep memories and look back over them! xo

    Hanney | http://www.blogabouthanney.com

  10. Julia 5th August 2017

    This was a lovely post to read, I’ve never done scrapbooking but I find them so aesthetically pleasing to nose through. (Maybe I’m just generally nosy haha.) It’s such a nice idea keeping all your memories in one place though so you can easily look through them whenever you want!


    • fayejessica 5th August 2017

      Aw thanks so much. Haha! I love looking through other people’s to see how differently everyone approaches them. Yes I love the idea of them!

  11. meandmybeautybl0g 5th August 2017

    I really enjoy scrapbooking and have recently started to get into it! Your list of essentials will definitely help me improve my scrapbooking. I think it is an amazing way to keep memories and I also love to have a memory box. Thank you so much for sharing! x

    A x | http://www.meandmybeautyblog.blogspot.com

  12. A Cup of Wonderland 5th August 2017

    I love scrapbooking! Polaroids always look amazing in scrap books!

  13. Amber Louise Cadden 6th August 2017

    Scrapbooking is so much fun, I can’t think of aa better way to store my memories than to get creative! Must get back into it. I plan on creating a scrap book for my boyfriend as a surprise for Christmas!

  14. Megan Hillery 18th August 2017

    I’ve been tempted to start a scrapbook because I love exercising my creative side but I know I would go sooo over the top with it to the point where it takes hours and then I’ll just stop altogether because I “won’t have time” hahahah that’s so me!

    I love all the stuff that you’ve bought to do it; that takes dedication! It all looks so pretty! I would love to see some of your pages!

    Meg x | the-writeblog.blogspot.co.uk

    • fayejessica 18th August 2017 — Post author

      Hahah ah see I come back to mine all the time and add to it and spend a lot of time on it. Nothing wrong with that.

      Oh thank you!! When one of them is more full, I may consider doing a follow up post showing the pages ☺️ x

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