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Who doesn't want to save money on scrapbooking supplies?  By doing so it would just allow even more money for purchasing more scrapbooking supplies, correct?  The following article by Lee Power offers some money saving ideas for scrapbooking.

Lets save money on scrapbooking

by Lee Power                                                                                         

Have you always wanted to discover more about saving cash with scrapbooking? Then I am certain you have come to the correct spot.

This short article will be of use to you as it explains some fundamental principles in a basic, clear, appealing fashion. Hope you like it.

Scrapbooking has captured the hearts - and pocketbooks - of numerous artistic crafters. How frequently do we skim the sales flyers of well-known craft stores? Our eyes light up when we see scrapbook articles listed there. Yes! We are on our way, but unfortunately it is hard to buy just those items listed on the sales flyer. There are so many things that would be perfect for that page that is vivid in our minds eye.

Do not despair. You do not have to devastate your savings account to produce that special page which will journal those significant moments for generations to come. Here are some unique ways to keep your wallet safe while creating really individual works of art.

What could be a better location for journalizing the events of a wedding than items from the wedding itself hang on to the napkins, programs, ribbons, invitations, etc. from the weddings, bridal showers, baby showers or birthday parties you go to. Use them to relate the story of the memorable events that you are preserving so beautifully. You will have wonderful content absolutely free.

There is power in numbers try networking. You most probably have friends who scrapbook. Get together and buy items bulk or wholesale and divide the cost. Check out online mark down stores and look out for free shipping sites for additional savings. Friends help friends save money, eh!

What you have learned has the ability to change the way you see Scrapbooking in the future, it is not as costly as it seems at first. And there is more to come...

Shun craft stores, I am not talking about giving up crafting, but craft stores are not the only places out there that sell the ribbons and papers that you want. Check at your neighborhood dollar stores. You will be amazed at the amount of commonly used items stocking their shelves. You may want to get online and look in on the many mark down stores on the Web. Keep a sharp eye for bargains on your daily shopping excursions to trim dollars from your scrap booking expenses.

Those one-time items are not really cost effective so stock up on multiple use items. You will be able to get more for your money if you keep items on hand that will go with a mixture of styles. When you are shopping, opt for basic papers and ribbons that will work for birthdays, weddings, and summer vacations. You will save time, gas money, and will not be tempted to succumb on seductive impulse items.

Treasure hunting is a lot of fun, but you have got to keep your eyes open to get the gold. Watch for end-of-season, or after-the-holiday sales. Those red velvet Christmas ribbons would be perfect for a Valentine page. Do not be afraid to browse the aisles of local thrift stores. Have you tried looking for free samples, most marketing companies give out loads of free samples? You never know what you will discover until you set out to explore.

You can still have fun, and be economical as well. Watchful shoppers get what they want - without shelling out too much money.

I hope you have found this advice helpful and gained something of value from the article.

In case there is any particular section that is not clear enough, or that you would like to know more about, please write to let me know and I will try and update the article or write another one getting into greater detail.

About author:

Lee is a craft nut who manufactures Stencils and writes articles on various crafts, you can find her at: www.my-craft-guide.com

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