As time goes by, I see more crossover and even mutual respect for the two very different sectors of the scrapbooking industry: paper and digital. This post is not to forecast the future of scrapbooking, but instead to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas and sparks of creativity.
As a scrapbooker who dappled in paper, dove headfirst into digital and now happily has a foot on either side, I’d like to share some baby steps for digital scrapbookers who might like to dabble in hybrid or paper scrapbooking. On Thursday, I will follow up with several ways a paper scrapbooker can test the digi waters.
3 Ways to Cultivate a Paper Life
1. Buy a kit – Digital scrappers know kits, so purchasing a month from a kit club like Studio Calico or Cocoa Daisy can provide just the right amount of coordinated supplies for several new pages and projects.
2. Make a card – Cardmaking can be like scrapbooking in miniature. Try your hand at using a paper trimmer and adhesive with an easy birthday or holiday card project.
3. Take a class – Local scrapbooking stores almost always offer project classes where the supplies are included in the price. Try your hand at something new without committing to investing too deeply in a wide range of products.
Getting started with paper scrapbooking can be as simple as having a paper trimmer, adhesive and a few additional supplies on hand. I’ve personally found the experience of working with paper very soothing and helpful for my creative process. It forces me to let go of perfectionism and focus on the art and story.
Do you have any additional suggestions for simple strategies to try paper scrapbooking?