Looking for a new hobby? Try scrapbooking

Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Sep 12 2015 05:50 PM | Updated as of Nov 15 2018 05:54 PM

Scrapbooking is a fun hobby for everyone. Photo by Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA - Want to take a break from the daily grind? Here's a fun and relaxing hobby that you can try -- scrapbooking.

Aside from being a stress-buster, putting together a scrapbook can also stimulate creativity and preserve precious moments.

During an event organized by Fujifilm and Wonder Photo Shop-Tokyo, selected media and guests were given the opportunity to rediscover the beauty of scrapbooking.

Nelson Perez, division manager of Fujifilm Philippines, said he appreciates the idea of assembling a scrapbook complete with printed photos as opposed to browsing images on social media pages.

Gadgets such as this one from Fujifilm are ideal for people who are into scrapbooking. Photo by Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

"We are getting older and we need something that we can touch... You can see the photos instantly when you open the scrapbook, and it brings back the memories of the old days," he said.

Perez also noted the growing popularity of printed photos among the younger generation who grew up with gadgets.

To those who want to try this hobby, here are some scrapbooking tips to help you get started:

1. Gather your supplies

The materials you use to put up your scrapbook are entirely up to you. But at the very least, make sure to get the basic supplies such as colored paper, stickers, scissors and punchers. Of course, prepare your photos, too!

2. Play around

With scrapbooking, the possibilities are endless. Use your imagination and come up with different designs!

Try different combinations of shapes and designs when making your scrapbook. Photo by Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

3. Be resourceful

If you are doing a scrapbook about your son's birthday, why not use part of the decorations from the party? This adds a personal touch to your scrapbook.

4. Share it

Spread your love for scrapbooking by showing it to your friends and loved ones. Keep it going, and you'll be a craft master in no time.