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Monday, January 18, 2010

More Cheats and Tips for your Scrapbooking Ideas and Solutions

Cheap scrapbooking ideas and solutions guaranteed to save you money.
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  1. Use old nail clippers to remove shanks on decorative buttons instead of spending a fortune on a specialist tool.  Nail clippers work just as well and are a fraction of the price
  2. Instead of using fixatives to fix glitter and chalk to your layouts, try cheap hairspray.  Just spray lightly over a glittered or powdered surface to stop it falling off.  It smells good too.
  3. Clean badly stained rubber stamps with a mix of baking powder and a little hot water applied with a toothbrush.
  4. Use make-up sponges made of compressed foam as stamp pads with a difference.  You can also adhere them to wooden blocks and stamp the ink onto the page that way.
  5. If you don’t want to buy a light box, use a glass dish from your kitchen cupboard and a battery operated torch.
  6. Use small containers such as the ones your tablets or film for your camera come in to store things like beads or sequins.
  7. Try making your own glitter glue if you can’t find the right colour by mixing clear drying tacky glue and glitter.  You can create a pen with it by using a syringe.  Store the unfinished mixture in an airtight container, not the syringe.
  8. Cheap eye shadow makes a great substitute for decorating chalk, and they sometimes have shimmer too.
  9. Use Carpet tape as double-sided tape, as it is the cheapest you will find.  You will just need to cut it to size.
  10. Store old ink pads upside down, and this allows the ink to penetrate the surface of the pad giving them a new lease on life.
  11. Instead of buying expensive storage containers, use things like cutlery trays, biscuit tins and Tupperware.  Shoe boxes can also be covered and labelled for all your bits and bobs.
  12. Keep all your old negatives, they make great embellishments.
  13. Don’t throw your old jewellery away, as these bits also make great embellishments.   See the post further down on using your jewellery.
  14. Never throw old buttons away, as these work wonders with scrapbooking.  Same with scraps of material.
With a little imagination, you will find dozens of alternatives for your scrapbooking tool kit, without having to break the bank at your local scrapbooking outlet.



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2 comments:

Jane said...

Angi...welcome to STP..so glad to have you aboard!!

Niki_Ray said...

Thanks for the tips..I will use alot of those :)