Tuesday: Get a Quarter Back
Check out these money-saving ideas for scrapbooking!
Good football teams aren't the only ones who can use a quarterback. In these tough economic times, we can all use a few quarters back. ;) To help you get a few of your quarters back, or at least be, as Marilyn Monroe's character says in the movie How to Marry a Millionaire, "Awfully clever with a quarter," here are a few money-saving tips that are a good play in any sports season.
Give new life to your leftovers.
Look for creative ways to use your leftover scrapbooking supplies to make your own page accents, journaling blocks, or frames. On her "Loyal Friend" layout below, Cindy Tobey created an adorable faux memory board using leftover border strips and embroidery floss.
On her "Mobile" layout below, Erin Lincoln cleverly created a photo frame using the negative space from her chipboard stickers. Definitely an extra point earned here!
Use items you have on hand in new ways.
Look at your supplies in a new way. Are there new techniques you can try with adhesive squares, flock, glitter, or brads?
On her "Hoeppner Home" layout, Megan Hoeppner scored a touchdown for using adhesive foam squares to create fun, fresh flowers. She simply dipped one side of each adhesive square in flocking to give a new look and texture. Megan then arranged the squares on top of a ribbon stem.
Using items in a new way can be as simple as changing their appearance. Do you have numerous brads but still never seem to have the color you need? Never fear-add a swipe of glue to the top of the brad, dip it in your glitter or flocking, and you've got a custom brad!
Use items found around your house to store your stash.
We've all seen fantastic scrapbook rooms with trendy but expensive storage options, but you don't have to run to your nearest boutique to score a first down in organization. Use items you already have around your house.
A tennis-ball canister can be transformed into a fun and functional ribbon holder. Megan Hoeppner shows us how in the February 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes.
And you can use hangers and plastic storage bags to store your own kits, fabric, and more. For additional storage ideas, pick up a copy of CK's Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks organization issue.
Creativity Challenge: Try a Quarter-Back Sneak
Now that we've shared a few of our best quarter-back tips, take the challenge to create your own money-saving play book and share a few of your best ideas with us! Upload your pages showing off your best tips to our CK Scrapper Bowl online gallery.
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