My granddaughter and I are beginning to get things together for our very first album. I have purchased some themed paper and I assumed that is where the pictures are arranged. Is this true or should I be putting them on cardstock. Hwne is either used. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
There are no rules - you can do whatever you want I like patterned paper s because they're so pretty, but cardstock comes in so many wonderful colors. You can combine, them, too, like use one paper to make a frame for a photo and affix that to a different paper.
If you take a look through the galleries here you'll get many, many ideas.
I too just use whatever I feel like using at the time - some times cardstock for the background, but other times I use patterned paper . Sorry there's not just one answer, but at the same time, I'm glad there's not! :)
You can use either for the background! whatever you decide looks good. you can even combine patterned paper and cardstock to make a background. Hint: if you use a full sheet of lighter-weight paper (as opposed to cardstock-weight), use some double-sided scrapbooking tape to attach it to some plain cardstock for support.
I personally like pp that is the WEIGHT of cs,,,,,K and co makes a nice one and DCWV makes one too,,,
occasionally, I have pp that is sooooo thin, but I love it so much and want to use it as a base or bg paper,,,,,
so I take my ATG gun and run several lines on the back of the pp, and all around the edges,,,,,,
and i "glue" it to a piece of cs,,,,I find it useful to do half the page at a time,,,,this way I can line it up on the cs so it's straight using the UNGLUED SIDE, then gently press the glued side down, then pull up the unglued side and run the ATG on the other side,,,,,keeps it straighter and less chance for ruining my pp,,,,
Variety is the spice of life and anything goes when scrapbooking as long as you keep the archival rule in mind all the time so that thinks don't get ruined with time. Use only acid free and ligin free papers and embellishments! Scrap on!