Albums & Refills

Discover our superb selection of albums and refills at Spotlight and keep your memories preserved perfectly. Whether you are looking for the ideal photo album for all those cherished family snaps, an art binder for your masterpieces, a journal, scrapbook, or recipe album, you are sure to love one of these fabulous choices. Available in a wide variety of colours, styles and designs, our albums and refills could also make the perfect gift for a loved one.

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How To Start Scrapbooking - A Beginner's Guide From Spotlight

Scrapbooking is a popular hobby these days, but also a fun way to keep a hold of your memories and treasure them forever. If you want to give scrapbooking a try, we urge you to check out the guide for beginners below. In our guide, you can find more information on how to create your scrapbook, but also which supplies you will require.

How Do I Choose A Topic To Add To My Scrapbook?

The purpose of a scrapbook is to tell a story, so you should always choose a topic for your scrapbook. Of course, choosing a topic is easier said than done, so here are some of the things you need to consider before you decide on a topic.

Special events - You can create a scrapbook around a special event in your life, this could be the birth of a child, a holiday with friends, or simply a graduation from school. Based on the event, you can arrange the theme of your scrapbook.

Do not overdo it - While you may have tons of fun memories from an event, it is tempting to overdo it when it comes to photographs in your scrapbook. Evidently, a scrapbook is a collection of valuable photographs and some decorative artwork. So, be selective when it comes to the things you will be putting in the scrapbook to match the topic.

Stick to the theme - Once you have picked your topic, you undoubtedly have a theme. For example, if you are making a scrapbook for a fun holiday you had, then travel will be the theme you will be sticking too. Evidently, the decorations you add to the scrapbook must match that theme.

How Big Should A Scrapbook Be?

Scrapbooks come in all shapes and sizes, so you will find many options to choose from. However, we do recommend not to choose something that's too small. You need plenty of space for photographs as well as decorative elements, so a tiny album will not be big enough for your needs.

How Do I Choose Photos For Scrapbooking?

Choosing your photographs for scrapbooking requires some consideration, as your options are usually limited to one photograph per page. If they are smaller polaroid photos, you can even get two. Of course, the photograph will become the focal point of the page, surrounded by decorations and fun things. But how do you select the best photos?

Evidently, the photographs you put in a scrapbook should be of good quality. So, avoid anything that is overexposed in light or blurry. Ideally, you also want photos that have a matte finish, as they are less susceptible to finger smudges.

Which Layout Should I Choose For Scrapbooking?

In most cases, a photograph will become the focal point of your page. Therefore, you should put the photograph in a prime position, so that it attracts the immediate attention of the viewer.

When it comes to using photographs in your scrapbook, remember that you do not have to stick to the basic photo size. You can cut the photographs as you want, so they match the theme of your scrapbook.

If you have never made a scrapbook before, it can be difficult to determine which layout works best for you. Fortunately, there are many layout designs online from which you can draw some inspiration.

Which Supplies Do I Need To Start Scrapbooking?

While you need quite a few supplies for scrapbooking, they are usually quite affordable. Overall, you need some patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments and decorative accents, scissors, and a scrapbooking album.

Evidently, there are many other scrapbooking supplies that are available today. If you get a love for scrapbooking, then you can start acquiring more supplies as you need them. However, if you are scrapbooking for the first time, you can stick to the essentials to save some cash.

Scrapbooking Supplies Available At Spotlight

Spotlight provides a lot of scrapbooking supplies in its catalogue. We provide albums and album refills in our catalogue, but also decorative elements such as stickers. We also provide other papercraft tools, this ranges from scissors to cardstock and cutting mats. So, be sure to check out our entire catalogue for some great deals on scrapbooking supplies.

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