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Username Post: 101 Budget-Friendly Ideas        (Topic#1529941)
KellyCali
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18. buy pp in stacks when they are on sale. you get so much more paper in stacks for the price, especially when on sale!



Even one better (from personal experience), whenever purchasing stacks, try and enlist 1 or 2 other scrappers. That way, not only can you purchase even more stacks by dividing them up evenly...but that way you also won't end up with so many doubles or triples!



 
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19. Use office supplies, such as staples, jumprings, bulldog clips, paperclips, index cards, etc.

Beaded paperclips

Ribbon paperclips


 
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20. Use hatpins or quilter's pins.

Make your own hatpins


 
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21. Use q-tips, cottonballs, makeup wedges, etc. as dabbers.

Alternate sponge


 
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22. Use make-up brushes.


 
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23. Use nail files for distressing.

Sanderpaper block
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24. Use the edge of your scissors for distressing.
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25. Burn the edges of your paper.


 
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26. Use birds, feathers, plastic leaves, vines & branches.


 
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27. Use bubblewrap, tp rolls, plastic bottles, etc. for stamping & inking.


 
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28. Use bleach on your LO's.

Clorox Bleach Pen


 
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29. Use teabags to stain or dye paper.



 
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30. Cut & reuse the ribbon from pretty giftbags.



 
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31. Reuse old buttons, zippers, labels & patches from children's clothing.
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make handmade paper from all scraps that would otherwise hit the trash just toss em' in a blender with a lil water roll out onto cheese cloth and let dry.

use a hair straightener in place of a heat gun for embossing.

use a rolling pin or paster maker in place of a cuttle bug with the embossing folders.

make your own patterned paper with plain cardstock and stamps.

use your computer for digital stamping

buy and cricut and scal and create your own embellsihments.


 
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use the negative space on pop dots

make your own flowers



 
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Thanks Brandilynn!

Love the rolling pin one!



 
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40. Stamp, embellish & or cut out your own shapes & letters!

Stamped images

Foam Stamps


 
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41. Use puzzle pieces.

Tip - Flip pieces over & add paint, stamp, an alpha sticker, etc. and or use as title.


 
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42. Use playing cards, bingo chips & game board pieces on your projects & LO's.

Monopoly & Scrabble
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