Scrapbooking is the hobby of creating compilations in scrapbook albums, such as keepsakes, pictures, periodical articles and becomes a way in which we can preserve, present and arrange personal memorabilia including photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbooking is said to have started in the United Kingdom in the nineteenth century yet is now very popular in the USA. These Hobbyists are known as "scrappers" or "scrapbookers".
The album can be permanently bound or allow for page insertions. It could be accordion-style and even incorporate fold-out pages .Size wise it can be standard A4 or even a mini album. Other basic materials can include coloured background papers, corner mounts, paper compatible adhesives, scissors and a trimming tool such as the Swann-Morton No.3 handle and 10A surgical quality blade. For elaborate designs then a selection of more specialised tools are available including die cut templates, rubber stamps, stencils, inking tools, eyelet setters, heat embossing tools and personal die cut machines.
Then we have a range of "embellishments" including, fabric, beads, wire ,sequins, ribbons, stickers, lettering stamps which are used to decorate the scrapbook pages. The Scrapbooker may even use cuttings out of magazines for decorating the pages.
Typically Scrapbooking supplies can be sourced through high street retailers such as Hobbycraft, The Works and Paperchase who offer kits including a variety of embellishments in the form of stickers, buttons and coloured card as well as the essential Album and the tools needed for your next scrapbooking project.