Scrapbooking has never been easier but getting started can be overwhelming with so many options available! Take a look at this short video that I put together about essential tools for pocket-page scrapbooking.
Here's a handy list of tools with links to get you started:
Paper trimmer - a good quality, portable rotary trimmer is a must!
Album - I love the faux-leather albums we carry from Simple Stories. Six awesome colors to choose from They come with a starter set of pocket pages but you will need more.
Pocket Page Refills - the most popular are 3" x 4", 4" x 6"" and the 3"x 4" & 4" x 6" combo. These pockets are true to size whereas many other albums are not. Note: pocket pages from other brands are not interchangeable ... stick with one brand!
Good scissors - I love my Fiskars Teflon scissors! Always sharp after ten years of heavy use!
Photo Crops - An easy way to size your printed photos to get them in your album
Zippered Pouch - This is my favorite accessory - the 6"x 8" zippered pouch. It has holes to fit in your album so you can store your photos, journaling cards and scissors in it for convenience.
Adhesive - acid-free and refillable this Tombow Dots Roller is the best adhesive I've found!
Corner Chomper - I love the look of rounded corners and this Corner Chomper will cut through a stack at a time!
Journaling pens - I love my Tombows! These markers have a brush nib for hand-lettering and a bullet nib that's great for journaling. Lots of great colors to choose from!
I know it can be overwhelming to start something new so please let me know if you have questions about pocket page scrapbooking in the comments below.
Have a creative day!