Best Scrapbooking Embellishments

Ask ten different scrapbookers what they think the best scrapbooking embellishments are, and you’ll get ten different sets of answers; it’s a highly subjective question.

If you were to ask me what I think the best scrapbooking embellishments are, these  are the answers I’d give you.

Clear Scraps Slides:

Scrapbook Layout Made With Clear Scraps Acrylics and Be Loved Papers from My Mind's Eye
Scrapbook Layout Made With Clear Scraps Acrylics and Be Loved Papers from My Mind's Eye
Scrapbook Layout With Clear Scraps Slides
Scrapbook Layout With Clear Scraps Slides -- Patterned Papers & Other Embellishments by Scrap Within Reach & My Mind's Eye
A Clear Scraps Slide Embellishment Adorns the Cover of This Mini Album
A Clear Scraps Slide Embellishment Adorns the Cover of This Mini Album
Scrapbook Layout With Clear Scraps Embellishments
Scrapbook Layout With Clear Scraps Embellishments

Clear Scraps slides come in packages of 4, and each one is a different shape and size. These embellishments are made with clear acrylic, and they go with everything. They add visual interest to a project without cluttering it up.

I especially love using Clear Scraps slides on “guy” layouts. My husband isn’t all that enthusiastic about seeing ribbon and glitter on his mountain biking pages, but he really likes how the slides accentuate his photos and make them look more interesting.

You can alter the slides in creative ways—ink or stamp them with Stazon ink, color them with alcohol inks, draw on them with paint markers, emboss them, etc.

Above, I’ve pictured a few examples of my scrapbooking projects made using these slides. If you’d like to see more information about any of those projects, just click on them.

Where to Buy Clear Scraps Slides:

You can buy clear scraps slides directly from the manufacturer. Your local scrapbook store might also stock them.

Letter Stickers by Reminisce

Reminisce makes a variety of letter stickers, and I’ve tried a bunch of them. So far, I really like all the ones I’ve tried, but my favorites are the older block-letter fonts. The fantastic thing about them is that they make the same font in a variety of different colors. This appeals to me because using them throughout an album gives all the album pages a coordinated appearance, yet I can still use different colors that match my photos and papers.

Also, the letters are really sticky. They don’t fall off once you stick them down.

Want to see some projects made using Reminisce letter stickers? Take a look at these:

Thickers Letter Stickers by American Crafts

When I want to add dimension to the cover of a mini album, Thickers are the embellishments I reach for. I occasionally use Thickers on 12×12 pages, but I enjoy them most on album covers– typically, clear album covers or chipboard album covers.

I’ve already written quite a bit about Thickers, so I’ll refrain from rambling on about them again, but they definitely deserve their spot on this list. If you’d like, you can click here to read a product review of Thickers letter stickers.

Where to Buy Thickers Letter Stickers:

Mini Alphabet Stickers by My Little Shoebox

Purple Layout With Clear Scraps Acrylic XL Shape, Lace Cardstock by KI Memories, Patterned Paper by Prima, Hambly Rub-Ons, Hand-Stamped Flower, and My Little Shoebox Letter Stickers
Purple Layout With Clear Scraps Acrylic XL Shape and My Little Shoebox Letter Stickers

My Little Shoebox’s mini alphabet stickers are a recent addition to my list of best scrapbooking embellishments. I discovered them when Clear Scraps released their keychain mini albums. These little stickers are the perfect size for using with Clear Scraps minis, or for that matter, they’re the perfect size for using in any mini album. Their usefulness isn’t limited to small projects, however; I’ve also been using them on 12×12 layouts, as you can see from the photo above.

You can buy these at Scrapbook.com.

Handmade Scrapbooking Embellishments:

It would be a mistake for me to end this list without mentioning handmade embellishments. All the items listed above are embellishments you can buy ready-made. If you really want to make a layout special and meaningful, I think that making your own embellishments is preferable. Now that I think about it, handmade embellishments really should be #1 at the top of the list.

Making Your Own Scrapbook Embellishments:

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