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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Frugal Embellishments for Scrapbooking

From Thrifty Fun: I scrapbook all the time and I use them as gifts for family and friends. This is a hobby that can be very expensive, after you purchase paper and embellishments. I decided to save money on supplies I started cutting out objects and lettering from catalogs that we receive in the mail. I found all kinds of terrific sayings in beautiful lettering; lots and lots of designs to use as embellishments and even use some as bordering and framing. I have found school supply catalogs to contain lots of variety of different objects.

As you know embellishments can run between 99 cents to $4 or more in some shops. All I do is cut them from catalog and then crop them further to give them professional look and then glue them on. This has cut my scrapbooking expenses more than half.


Emma! said...

Great idea!

Jessica said...

I'm a huge scrapper and I make a lot of my own embellishments too. I cut most of my own tags out of paper and add ribbon or buttons to it. It's fun making your own things.

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