Friday, September 9, 2011

Scrapbooking | Beautiful Scrapbook Pages On The Cheap!

When I talk to people about scrapbooking many of them tell me that it's too expensive of a hobby and I am here to prove them wrong! Yes...You can spend $5.00+ dollars to make just one 12x12 scrapbook page...however, you can spend just $1.00 to make one too! Just because you scrapbook on the "cheap" doesn't mean you can't make nice layouts for your scrapbooks.

The above 12x12 layout cost exactly $1.03 to make and we didn't use up all of the paper or stickers that we purchased to make it. If you really want to scrapbook cheaply look for those clearance sales at your local scrapbooking or crafts store where you can purchase 12x12 scrapbook papers for .10 cents a piece! You don't need to spend $3.00 to $4.00 per package of embellishments when you can buy a $1.00 pack of stickers that will do numerous pages!

On the page above we used 2 sheets of 12x12 scrapbook paper...the light pink one is the background and then we trimmed a piece from the medium pink paper that measures 12" by 4" in size and ran that down the left side of the page to act as our border. We then used the same paper that was left-over to frame our photograph which we then attached to the page. From a scrap of white paper we cut an oval and then framed it with a piece of the left-over medium pink paper and used that as our journaling block and we journaled in our own handwriting to keep costs down. We purchase 1 pack of floral and butterfly glitter stickers that were on sale for $1.00 and only used 1/3 of that pack on this page. We purchase a large roll of pink rick rack ribbon that was on clearance for .75 cents and used a 12" piece of that to trim out the border paper on the left-side. Other than that...some double-sided stick tape to attach everything and it was done.

As you can can do nice looking scrapbook pages on the cheap! You don't have to get caught up in fancy dancy pages that cost over $5.00 per page! What are your thoughts? Got any frugal scrapbooking tips to share with my readers? If so, leave them in a comment please!

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