Low cost and Frugal Scrapbooking – Ozolote

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 a number of the methods which you can maintain your cash within the financial institution and nonetheless make nice layouts? Listed here are a few of my options to be “low-cost” with out trying prefer it:

1.) Go searching the home. You’d be shocked what “scrapbooking” provides yow will discover. 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can you utilize it to accent a web page, however you should utilize it the identical means you utilize stamp ink), outdated envelopes and used stamps (nice for vacation spot/journey pages), outdated/damaged jewellery (use as gildings), buying/clothes/market tags (you possibly can paint over, dye, or cowl them), wrapping paper, present ribbon, hair ribbons or rubber bands, recreation items, outdated maps, guide pages (as backgrounds), cereal/shoe packing containers (for chipboard) and way more. Simply watch out that this stuff are acid free or at the very least if they aren’t, gained’t be touching any of your images.

2.) Go digital – or at the very least somewhat bit. There are lots of 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 nice issues about these is which you can 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 following time you wish to get collectively to scrapbook, simply inform everybody that you’ll be having a “swap” desk the place folks can deliver 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 house with a ton of papers and stickers that others didn’t need.

Scrapbooking might not be the most affordable pastime 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.