You know how you're not supposed to keep clear acrylic and polymer stamps in their original packaging? That original packaging is nice and clear, and usually a decent weight as well. Reuse them, don't toss em!

--- Instead of buying page protectors to make shaker pockets for cards and scrapbooking, use the clear leftovers from the polymer stamps.

-- Spread alcohol inks on them, wait for it to dry, then run it through a die-cut machine for translucent embellishments.

-- You can even stamp on them if you use permanent inks! Or use a permanent marker, and layer your journaling over a photo.