I’ve at all times been a proponent of low cost scrapbooking. I imply, I completely love utilizing new merchandise and I’ll admit to spending into the double digits for some scrapbooking pages. However I like being frugal too and I just like the creativity that may come from not having a ton to spend on scrapbooking provides. So what are a few of the methods that you may maintain your cash within the financial institution and nonetheless make nice layouts? Listed below are a few of my strategies to be “low cost” with out trying prefer it:
1.) Go searching the home. You’ll be shocked what “scrapbooking” provides you’ll find. I’ve used many family provides or merchandise together with: paperclips, craft paint (not solely can you utilize it to accent a web page, however you need to use it the identical approach you utilize stamp ink), previous envelopes and used stamps (nice for vacation spot/journey pages), previous/damaged jewellery (use as elaborations), buying/clothes/market tags (you possibly can paint over, dye, or cowl them), wrapping paper, present ribbon, hair ribbons or rubber bands, recreation items, previous maps, e book pages (as backgrounds), cereal/shoe packing containers (for chipboard) and far more. Simply watch out that these things are acid free or at the very least if they don’t seem to be, gained’t be touching any of your pictures.
2.) Go digital – or at the very least a bit of bit. There are various websites on the market that provide freebies each week or so. I’ve acknowledged loading up on these free downloads. Not solely can you utilize them to do digital scrapbooking layouts, however I take components of them and print them off to make use of on my common scrapbooking layouts. And the good issues about these is that you may print them repeatedly for various pages. Try http://www.scrapgirls.com and http://www.digitalfreebies.com for some freebies.
3.) Have a scrapbooking provide swap. The subsequent time you wish to get collectively to scrapbook, simply inform everybody that you can be having a “swap” desk the place individuals can carry provides they don’t use any extra or don’t need. You would additionally make it a sale too if somebody needs to promote one thing they’ve. The final time I did this sort of “swap” I ended up going dwelling with a ton of papers and stickers that others didn’t need.
Scrapbooking is probably not the most affordable pastime on the market, nevertheless it needn’t be costly. I’m certain there are many different ways in which every particular person could make it much more inexpensive. In case you have any extra concepts for making scrapbooking cheaper, let me know your nice discoveries.