Scrapbooking is an awesome hobby and a great way to preserve history through photos. Hobbies are great fun but sometimes can be expensive. With all the different products, designs and embellishments involved, this art can turn out to be quite expensive. This calls for the need to look out for ways to save money on scrapbooks. By getting more organized, using supplies we already have and using recycled items, we can save a lot.
Here are some excellent and practical tips to save money on scrapbooking.
1. Getting Organized
You need to hold scrapbooking sessions with friends to help you pool the supplies together. Not everyone in your group may have all components required, e.g. a paper trimmer, and the act of sharing among yourselves could save you a lot. By pooling supplies, you instantly have a big selection of supplies to choose from. Go through these supplies and make scrapbooks together.
2. Embrace Digital Scrapbooking
Leave the mess of traditional scrapbooking behind and create a digital scrapbook in minutes. Digital scrapbooking helps save you from buying countless scrapbooking supplies. With digital scrapbooking, you can shop for beautiful scrapbook kits all free or charge. All you need is a computer, printer, various software and internet access. Buying the initial started tools for digital scrapbooking may cost you, but in the long run, you shall save a lot.
3. Digital Camera for Scrapbooking
If you are hooked on digital scrapbooking, it’s time you go for that digital camera to facilitate your work. Digital camera comes in handy in capturing those little lifetime memories. A good camera will help you organize your photos and take perfect shots attractive to your leads. A good digital camera will also save you a lot of hassles and other associated costs involved with making a mistake of purchasing low-quality cameras.
4. Paper Piercing
You can get cute 3-dimensional scrapbooking embellishments without including those expensive 3D stickers. You can create replicas of these stickers all by your efforts. Pretty ones made from scraps are a perfect fit to make a cheap scrapbook. With a textured paper, scissors and some pop-dots and chalk, you can make a good paper piercing pattern and save a lot.
5. Negative Space
After you punch out the cute little pieces from the scrapbook papers and cardstocks, do not throw away the paper left away around the cut-out. The paper left out from these punch outs can easily be used in a variety of ways. If the remaining scrapbook is long enough, cut strips from it and include these paper ribbons somehow into your design. Use the negative space around the punch out piece.
6. Use Ideas for Recycled Items
To get more organized in scrapbooking, you need to know what you have. Recycled lids can be utilized on different craft ideas to make different fun tags for your scrapbook pages. Chop and bunch designer holes and make other decorations that match your collection. You can also stick together decorative paper and stickers as desired. You can also use wallpaper samples for scrapbooking.
7. Frugal Embellishments for Scrapbooking
You can make use of frugal decorations as they are very inexpensive. This can be done by cutting out objects and lettering from catalogs. Find all awesome sayings and quotes from beautiful lettering and incorporate them into your design. Incorporate bordering and framing to make better designs. Depending on your budget, look for cheaper embellishments that cost between 99 cents to $4, crop them as required, add some creative flair and glue them together for a professional look.
8. Use Chipboard Letters
Now that you are a professional scrapper, good with layouts and coordinated colors, what do you do when it comes to the title? You can’ get it right, yeah. Instead of purchasing new titles, alter chipboard letter by inking them to match your page color and design. This will help you save few dollars on new cartons and letters. Altering chipboard is also an excellent way to set paper decor. If need be, create matching frames.
9. Make your Stickers
Make your stickers out of your favorite paper punches. Choose your desired paper color and punch out the designs and apply double sided tape to the back of the design. All you need to do is to peel off the other side, and you have your homemade sticker. If you love the results, you shall have the confidence to go in bulk.