Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Scrapbooking | Repurposing Holiday Greeting Cards Into Your Scrapbook Layouts

My mother is a very frugal scrapbooker and she made this scrapbook layout a few days ago and I wanted to show it to all of you because she simply used scrapbooking paper, cardstock, holiday stickers and she used some old holiday greeting cards as accents on her scrapbook layout.

She cuts out accents from various greeting cards she receives and saves them for her paper crafting projects. She does "mist" them all with some archival mist to make them safe to use in scrapbooking and lets them dry before using them.

The stickers she used in the layout above only cost her .50 (they were on clearance and she got 3 holiday stickers for that price) and the 3 cardstock images (right side of the layout) were all cut from holiday greeting cards! (cost her nothing). To save even more money she did all of her journaling in her own handwriting and did it under each greeting cardstock embellishment that she added to the page. She used scraps of white scrapbook paper to frame out her photos and to she used a border punch to make "paper lace" that runs down the sides of her big red colored strip. Instead of using expensive glue dots she used 2-sided tape that she got at the dollar store.

Because she used scraps and inexpensive supplies the layout cost her ONLY $1.28 to put together! that is frugal for sure! Just goes to show you that you can enjoy the scrapbooking hobby and not shell out a lot of money to do it! Enjoy & thanks for sharing your layout with us mom!

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