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 really 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 among the methods that you may hold your cash within the financial institution and nonetheless make nice layouts? Listed below are a few of my options to be “low cost” with out wanting prefer it:
1.) Go searching the home. You’ll be shocked what “scrapbooking” provides you could 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solely can you utilize it to accent a web page, however you need to use it the identical method you utilize stamp ink), outdated envelopes and used stamps (nice for vacation spot/journey pages), outdated/damaged jewellery (use as elaborations), purchasing/clothes/market tags (you’ll be able to paint over, dye, or cowl them), wrapping paper, reward ribbon, hair ribbons or rubber bands, recreation items, outdated maps, ebook pages (as backgrounds), cereal/shoe bins (for chipboard) and rather more. Simply watch out that these things are acid free or a minimum of if they aren’t, received’t be touching any of your photographs.
2.) Go digital – or a minimum of just a little bit. There are various websites on the market that supply freebies each week or so. I’ve said loading up on these free downloads. Not solely can you utilize them to do digital scrapbooking layouts, however I take elements of them and print them off to make use of on my common scrapbooking layouts. And the nice issues about these is that you may print them many times 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 need to get collectively to scrapbook, simply inform everybody that you’ll be having a “swap” desk the place individuals can convey provides they don’t use any extra or don’t need. You would additionally make it a sale too if somebody desires to promote one thing they’ve. The final time I did this type of “swap” I ended up going residence with a ton of papers and stickers that others didn’t need.
Scrapbooking will not be the most cost effective 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. When you’ve got any extra concepts for making scrapbooking cheaper, let me know your nice discoveries.