What are some ideas for someone who is on a Budget but would like to start Scrap

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  1. J.S.Matthew profile image82
    J.S.Matthewposted 6 years ago

    What are some ideas for someone who is on a Budget but would like to start Scrapbooking Right Away?

  2. Shawna Moy profile image58
    Shawna Moyposted 6 years ago

    Everything I make I do by hand, so there's no need for expensive dye cut machines or things like that. A great way to start is to look up some layout templates, get an idea of what you want (what are the pictures you want to use, what's the theme?) to create so that you aren't going to the store meandering the aisles with no clue! Instead of buying paper packs that can be pricey, buy single sheets that coordinate with each other. If you have the money to spare, paper packs are a better deal but require you to spend more initially.
    Buy an exacto knife! It's been my best friend! If i see an embellishment I like online, I print out a picture of it, cut a template and cut it out with the exacto knife. This can save you hundreds of dollars a year on just embellishments! Besides, you can customize it with the paper that matches your theme.
    Know where to shop! Scrapbooking can be a really expensive hobby! If there's a Hobby Lobby near you, they are constantly have 50% off sales. Craft stores have better sales more often than specialty stores, such as Archivers.
    Buy off-season! I know you specifically said "right away" in your question, but you can save tons of money buying clearance. I always buying seasonal and holiday embellishments/papers once they are on clearance and save it for next year.
    I hope I wasn't too long-winded and that this helps you! Let me know if you have anything else you want me to address!

  3. Juliek958 profile image60
    Juliek958posted 6 years ago

    Check out your wrapping paper stash!  You can sometimes find great cutouts and background patterns.  I also use fabric from old clothes - sometimes it's the perfect accent.  And don't laugh at this one....the idea came from muddy towels.  The next time that it rained, I laid out a couple of brown paper bags for my dog to walk on.  Once dried,  I had her perfect muddy paw print as a template for backgrounds for pics of her.

  4. LadyLyell profile image70
    LadyLyellposted 6 years ago

    I started out scrapbooking on a budget and ended up favoring my own way and stuck to it so I invite you to read my hubpages on my methods for ideas. Do let me know how you go!

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    Amanda Beck Mauckposted 6 years ago

    you can use all sorts of papers in scrapbooking, not just scrapbook paper...construction paper, wrapping paper, movie tickets, stubs from parking...think collage materials, all you need is a magnetic photo album or any photo album really... get creative...decorate you own pages. make them unique and personal smile

  6. sparkhurst profile image66
    sparkhurstposted 6 years ago

    I found Tuesday Morning stores have the best prices on scrapbooks and paper and odds and ends.  Scrapbooks for less than $8.

 
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