I’m a big fan of all kinds of stationery but I’ve got a special love for pretty postcards. They’re the kind of thing I get then never send as I think they’re just too lovely. But I don’t do anything special with them as usually I just stick them in a drawer.
That’s why when I was asked if I would like to review a scrapbook by The Works I realised this could be the solution I’ve been looking for to house my postcard collection.
I’ve never done real scrapbooking before as I’ve never quite known *how* to do it. In fact the only time I’ve ever done it was when I cut out loads of pictures of England’s cricket team during the 1993 Ashes and stuck them in a massive A3 scrapbook full of brightly coloured sugar paper (I was a bit sad and obsessed).
The Craft Deco Kit I was sent to try out has a brown kraft scrapbook which fastens with a ribbon, an array of patterned papers, borders, glue and embellishments. There’s also some mini pre-cut plaques which are pretty cool (and I also think these would look good framed).
I suppose the beauty of scrapbooking is that you cane just add bits and pieces as you find them, like buttons, ribbons and sparkle. I kept it simple by slotting in one postcard per page. The ones here are by Hello Harriet and Ladybird Likes (aren’t they fab?!)
This kit is a good (and really cheap) way to start scrapbooking, although if you’re not a fan of pink you’ll be struggling. The quality of the paper is good although the glue isn’t the best – a bit runny for my liking (I much prefer a Pritt Stick).
Do you scrapbook? If so I would love to hear what you put in yours and any top tips to make your book stand out.
Lots of scrapbooking love,