Everything You Need to Start Scrapbooking Precious Memories

Nowadays, most of our pictures are saved as digital files, viewed only when scrolling through our phones or social media accounts. But one good thing to come from staying at home amid the coronavirus pandemic is it forces us to slow down and take on the projects we swore we'd complete if only we had more time — like scrapbooking. Make the important moments in your family's life even more memorable by printing off your photos and adding them to a scrapbook. For a full supply list, shop our must-have picks to create the best scrapbook album with your family.

Scrapbook with pictures, quotes, and stickers
Heidi Swapp black scrapbook album kit that says

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Scrapbook Album Kit

To create a scrapbook you'll keep forever, this gorgeous album is the perfect start. The charming gold font of the true statement "life is beautiful" sets the tone on the front cover and makes for stunning coffee table decor. Featuring 28 pages plus an envelope page to place keepsakes, this customizable scrapbook will hold all your dearest memories, allowing you (and guests) to look back on them whenever you please. ($42; michaels.com)

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Recollections cardstock paper from Michaels photo

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Colorful Cardstock Paper

For your precious moments to really stand out, you're going to want to add a pop of color to the pages. This cardstock paper will provide a pretty background and give you the freedom to customize the album however you like. With 100 sheets of pretty much every color you can imagine, this photo enhancing paper is the secret to a lovely looking scrapbook. ($10; michaels.com)

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Recollections multi-patterned paper pad from Michaels photo

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Patterned Paper Pad

Want to take your scrapbook album up a notch? Patterned paper can do just that. Filled with 180 sheets of aesthetically pleasing prints, this paper pad isn't just limited to scrapbook-making, it can also be used for celebratory cards and other crafts. In this collection you'll find all kinds of vibrant patterns, from polka dots and stripes to chevron and plaid, making it fun for your kids to choose a few of their favorite colors and prints, too. ($12, orig. $20; michaels.com)

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Recollections mounting adhesive sheets from Michaels photo

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Mounting Adhesive Sheets

Extremely useful, adhesives are a must on your scrapbook supplies list. This pack includes two double-sided sheets to get all your pretty accents, like cardstock, ribbons, jewels and cut-outs, to stick on the pages. Its super strong hold ensures your wonderful creations will stay on the pages for many years to come. ($6; michaels.com)

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TwinTone dual-tip marker set from Michaels photo

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Dual-Tip Marker Set

To add more color and personalization, this set of extra-fine tip pastel markers is a no-brainer. You can use these high-quality colors to label people, places, dates, feelings and more to highlight both the major events and little details from each memory. Choose from a pack of soft pastels, classic rainbow and exciting brights, or get all three for you and your little artists to play around with for many activities. ($22; michaels.com)

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MambiChips glitter family stickers from Michaels photo

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Family Stickers

Stickers make everything more fun, right? These family-themed accents will definitely add the right amount of pizzazz to complete your scrapbook layout. Between cool sayings, unique shapes and festive glitter, you can't go wrong with this collection. To switch things up, grab a set of vacation stickers to decorate your travel memories with. ($5; michaels.com)

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