Welcome to Day 28 of the series, FIND your FIT! (To return to the beginning, click here.)
The term ‘capsule wardrobe’ came about in the 1970’s, but interest in the concept has been recently renewed on fashion blogs like Unfancy. It is described as a collection of a few essential pieces that never go out of style (the basics), mixed with seasonal or trend pieces. Having a capsule wardrobe narrows your choices, reduces impulse purchases you may regret, and allows you to wear all of the pieces you have.
The capsule wardrobe concept can also be applied to scrapbooking supplies. Determine the basic, key items you love to use, and always have them at hand. From there, add in the seasonal, trendy, or pop-of-color pieces that fit your style. For instance, these could be items of a specific theme that coordinate with your photos or a recent trend you may want to try before committing to fully.
Knowing what your key items are and having them close-by will help you scrapbook faster, make the process easier, and help you hone in on your signature style. When creating a scrapbooking ‘capsule’, it is ok to not include items that you won’t use or that you don’t feel like ‘you’. If you don’t like a trend, don’t feel obligated to use it on your pages. There are no rules, and you should only create with what feels genuine and honest to you.
What should you include in your scrapbooking capsule/tool kit?
- Cardstock bases (neutral colors)
- Sketches or templates
- Journaling pen
- Paper trimmer
- A die-cutting machine (not necessary to have, but a basic item for some scrapbookers)
- Patterned papers
- Embellishments, like die-cuts, stickers, wood veneers, buttons, etc.
Example: What this looks like for me
- White or kraft cardstock for backgrounds
- Silhouette Cameo for titles
- Date stamp
- Pre-printed photos
- Printer for journaling
- Brown and black ink for inking edges
- Edge punches
- ATG tape runner
- Paper trimmer
My add-on items (seasonal or pop-of-color pieces):
- 2-3 coordinating patterned papers
- Chipboard or stickers that match the papers
- Small embellishments like enamel dots, buttons, or crystals
What do you think about the concept of creating a capsule of go-to items? Do you think it would help you to create faster and easier pages? Let us know in the comments below!