Earlier in my scrapbooking career, I would see gorgeous new paper lines and lose my mind purchasing 2-3 sheets of each sheet within a line if the paper was double-sided. If there were tags, quotes or sayings on one side I definitely had to get multiples so that I had “enough” to use the tags, journal cards, etc. and still be able to use the pattern on the back. As you can imagine this was quite expensive.
Fast forward to today. I have a lot of “retired” paper lines, untouched. I have more flowers and embellishments than a small craft store. Between your scrapbook stash and those of your closest friends and scrapbook pals, could you open a small craft store? 🙂 Now there are 3 scrapbook supplies I never buy at full price. Continue reading “3 Scrapbook Supplies I Never Buy at Full Price”
So you were just notified that your favorite scrapbook expert is coming and their class costs what?? Have you noticed that the cost to attend workshops taught by some industry leaders is ever increasing. I have never been one to be star struck or awestruck over anyone, however there are certain scrapbook experts that have techniques and styles I enjoy. The inclination to register for the class would have to be within reason regardless. I know the “within reason” is different for everyone.
Whatever the cost for the workshop or class, there are some things to consider. Like, what is the class really worth? I have to ask myself, am I paying $$ or $$$ because of the expert teaching the class or does the project really interest me?
Top reasons for signing up for a class:
Not exactly a brand new flip and fold scrapbook mini from a design standpoint, but new in the sense that I made another one with a completely different color scheme/paper line. Many of the inserts and pages are decorated differently as well. I used different edge punches to give this one a new look.
This is the same mini album that was featured in Scor-Pal’s July 2017 Newsletter.
I immediately thought of this layout when I found the moodboard challenge on Off The Rails.
I love adding a pop of color to a black and white layout. I couldn’t resist the animal print button to play off of the title. I enjoyed remembering this fun day at the zoo!
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Although there are probably many items you can think of, these are just 3 craft items you should not buy. You are better off making exactly what you need and saving paper and money.
Large Die-cut packs
Instead of purchasing die-cut packs of 100 pieces, let those deals inspire you to create your own themed packs with your Cricut. Oftentimes, when we purchase the 100+ packs because it is such a great deal, we end up with 90 pieces leftover that we never use. In retrospect that 100 piece pack at $4.99 that we justified was such a great deal because it was a nickel a piece for each adorable die cut, title card, journal card, and so on really ends up costing 10 times that. It is better to just buy the specific pieces we need and avoid the waste. Continue reading “3 Craft Items You Should Not Buy”