I’ve all the time 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 you can preserve your cash within the financial institution and nonetheless make nice layouts? Listed here are a few of my recommendations to be “low cost” with out wanting prefer it:
1.) Go searching the home. You’d be stunned 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solely can you utilize it to accent a web page, however you need to use it the identical means you utilize stamp ink), outdated envelopes and used stamps (nice for vacation spot/journey pages), outdated/damaged jewellery (use as gildings), procuring/clothes/market tags (you may paint over, dye, or cowl them), wrapping paper, reward ribbon, hair ribbons or rubber bands, sport items, outdated maps, e book pages (as backgrounds), cereal/shoe packing containers (for chipboard) and far more.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 least if they don’t seem to be, received’t be touching any of your photographs.
2.) Go digital – or at the least slightly bit. There are various websites on the market that supply 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 elements of them and print them off to make use of on my common scrapbooking layouts. And the nice issues about these is you can print them many times for various pages. Take a look at http://www.scrapgirls.com and http://www.digitalfreebies.com for some freebies.
3.) Have a scrapbooking provide swap. The following time you need to get collectively to scrapbook, simply inform everybody that you can be having a “swap” desk the place folks can convey provides they don’t use any extra or don’t need. You possibly can additionally make it a sale too if somebody needs 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 is probably not the most affordable passion on the market, but it surely 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.