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Username Post: 101 Budget-Friendly Ideas        (Topic#1529941)
KellyCali
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60. Use sheets of plastic canvas.


 
KellyCali
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61. Use felt.


 
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62. Use swatches of discount material.

Tip - You can get fabric swatchbooks from upholstery & furniture stores.

Fabric

Fabric for paper

Saving money on fabric


 
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63. use empty cereal boxes for chipboard


 
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64. use old jars for storing embellies


 
terrihooper
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65. Shop church thrift stores/resale shops for old lace and fabrics


 
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66. Use hairbows & hairclips.


 
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67. Use small toys.


 
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68. Use sheetmusic, CD inserts, guitar picks, etc.


 
leslief
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Most new clothing that has buttons come with extras. Save them for your LOs.


 
soapmommy60543
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I'm a cardmaker, and I have asked all my scrapbooker friends to save their bits and pieces for me to use, especially those long 12" strips. Good for my budget, and good for the Earth, too!


 
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  • ELynn on 03-06-10 11:12 AM
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go digital! it's all free

trade leftovers/scraps with friends

use what you have (coins, paper clicks, cards, gc, ticket stubs, business cards, brochures, ect...lo's don't have to be $$$ or fancy).

buy off season or last year's style
shop clearance!


 
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When I layer paper I cut out the center and use it for the mats, flowers, die cuts, etc.


 
KellyCali
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73. Use tea-bag folding & origami pieces.


 
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74. Use quilled pieces.

Quilling on a budget



 
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I trace pre-made chipboards onto CS or cereal boxes or plain chipboards, then I cut it out with my cbee scissors. It works great if i don't have enough alphas to make a title or specific styles that I have only 1 and thinking of re-using it again. Next project would be to scan them and put them into GSD files so that I can resize and cut them w/ my silhouette. I haven't done it yet...but I think it'll work


 
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75. Print your own rub-ons.

Handmade Rub-ons

Homemade Rub-ons

Custom Rub-Ons

How to make your own rub-ons

Make your own rub-ons



 
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76. Make your own stickers.

Use dimensional adhesive on top of old, unused alphabet/number stickers = instant epoxy sticker!

Make your own stickers

Make your own epoxy stickers

Handmade 3-D Embellishments


 
KellyCali
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77. Print your own transparencies.


 
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78. Use Shrinky-Dinks.

Shrinky Dinks add flair!


 
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