I have a shocking confession: I planned ahead. The past two times I participated in 30 Days of Lists, I had no idea what vessel would store my magnificent lists. In September, I pretty much stored them on Post It Notes until the end of the month when I decided to write them on Project Life cards and hold them together with binder rings. And in December, I bound my own book again with PL cards, but I didn’t have it ready in time.
So this time, I’m planning ahead. As I mentioned before, I ordered the perfect little notebook from rukristin and I’m excited to fill it up with lists throughout March. If you’ve never listed before, or you have but are looking for inspiration, here are five things to gather before you start listing.
A notebook / paper
If you register early for #30Lists, you will get a digital scrapbook kit. While it’s so cute, I love the tactile element to crafting. Cutting things out, finding the right layout, adding embellishments. So I need a good base for my work.
Like I said, I’ve used all sorts of bases, from plain PL cards to Post Its. Whatever you want, make sure that you have it handy when March starts so you can jump right in and start sharing your lists with the world.
Something to write with
I write my lists with Sharpie pens and my list titles/prompts with a regular Sharpie marker. love Sharpie pens. Any Sharpie product pretty much is steak sauce in my book, but the pens are great. They’re bold, they glide nicely, last for ages, and super thin so you can doodle in the margins.
I like to grab a few colors that coordinate. In September, I stuck with a black/white theme with pops of purple and pink. So I grabbed Sharpies in various shades that would work together.
But you may want a plain black pen, colored pencils, ink and feather…whatever.
I’m a little late to the washi party, but I’m all in now. Thank the lawd I have a Pat Catan’s close to me so I don’t have to fork out $5 per roll. I’m also a fan of the Target dollar section for finding things like that. They have (had?) surprisingly cute washi tape for a buck. Yessir.
In December, I didn’t have to add many embellishments because of the paper, but I did add in some stamping and some washi tape elements. In September, my lists were all embellished with washi tape. I like the pop that washi tape gives my books without having to sacrifice writing space.
Someone help me with the proper name for these things. I love them for adding a pretty boarder around my scrapbook pages or cutting washi tape instead of tearing it for a more elegant feel.
Embellish away! Ribbons, decorative tape, stickers, stamps, patterned paper…these are your memories and your book, so make it how you want it to look.
I can’t wait to start the March 30 Days of Lists and for once, I will be ready for it! Are you going to join the the list making?
What essentials do you have on hand for scrapbooking?
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