Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Waist Not Want Not

Scrapbooking can be expensive.  Luckily, there are many ways to save money both by bring creative and knowing where to shop.  However, the subject of today's post is waist not want not.   Over the years how much "white cardstock" have you taken out of the page protectors of your new scrapbooks? 

Don't throw this paper away!  Keep it, because you would be surprised how often it comes in handy.

What are you going to use it on you may ask.   After all, it's white low quality paper.  The kind of paper that is not very likely to make your scrapbook.  There are actually many uses for it.

Use 1: Glue other cute papers to it.  Sometimes a cute paper just isn't thick enough for use in a card or pop-up embellishment, but gluing it to a different paper can give you the strength you need.

Use 2: A splatter paper for when you stamp or spray inks

Use 3: Cut it into things like snowflakes and clouds to use in your layouts

Use 4: Ink or chalk it then use your new creation in your layout.

Use 5: Sketch layouts on it.

Use 6: Do practice cuts on cricut tell you get the size right

Use 7: Stamp on it to see how a ink and stamp combo looks before stamping your pretty paper

Just let your imagination lead the way and you will find countless things to use this boring white thin paper on.

This tag was made with paper that we used to keep our desk clean from the photo above.  Even after you get ink all over it, it doesn't have to be trash.  With a little love it can be transformed into a cute tag that you look forward to using.

There are many uses for what can look like trash at first.  I hope this inspired you to find ways to save money when you scrapbook.

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