How to Save Money on Scrapbook Supplies
Do you want to start scrapbooking? If so, you may be overwhelmed with your supply options. There are thousands of scrapbook supplies available for sale, many of which come in varying styles and formats. You may have a difficult time deciding what to buy. It is also now you realize that scrapbooking can be an expensive hobby.
As stated above, scrapbooking can become an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to be. In terms of costs, it isn’t the individual supplies that are the problem. In fact, most are priced cheap. What is the problem is the volume of supplies you purchase. Many scrapbookers have drawers full of supplies. The costs of those scrapbook supplies can easily add up.
So, how can you save money on scrapbooking supplies.
Buy supplies on sale. Craft stores are known for their weekly sales. Some of those items may include scrapbook supplies. Nationally operated chains, tend to post sales fliers in local newspapers, as well as on their website. View those fliers weekly to find the best sales.
In addition to temporary sales, there are other ways that reduced prices can help you. Retail stores can only carry a limited selection of products due to space limitations. When it comes time to make room for new products, the old ones are usually discounted in price. You can also shop at stores known for their everyday low prices, as well as watch for coupons in the mail or online.
Buy supplies online. Although many craft stores do have sales of scrapbook supplies and have coupons in weekly newspaper inserts, it may be best to shop online. Online, you will find hundreds of websites that sell scrapbook supplies. This includes anything from a scrapbooking kit to background pages to scrapbook scissors. Price compare to find the best deals, just be on the lookout for high shipping fees.
Share. Do you have any friends or family members who also enjoy scrapbooking as a hobby? If so, get together. Have everyone bring their unwanted or unused scrapbook supplies, like cardstocks, stickers, and borders. Everyone can trade. These types of arrangements are popular. In fact, your local community may already have a group established. Look online, on community bulletin boards, or in newspaper classified sections to see. You can always start your own.
Only buy what you need. This is one of the easiest ways to save money on scrapbook supplies. Unfortunately, this can be difficult, especially if you find a great sale. It is okay to stock up on scrapbooking supplies, but use your best judgment. For example, are you a mom documenting your baby’s first year. If so, do not purchase background sheets with school themes. Your child will not enter school for at least another four years and you may not even be scrapbooking then.
Keep it simple. Yes, it is important to make a quality scrapbook, but you don’t have to go overboard. Remember, the true beauty of a scrapbook is the pictures, not all the extras. Instead of filling your page with expensive stickers or other embellishments, write a small poem or a caption outlining the pictures on the page. This personal touch is free and more meaningful.
Find free supplies online. You can find and print free themed background pages and borders online. If you buy adhesive sticker paper, you can find free printable stickers online. When looking to save money on scrapbook supplies online, the internet can be your best friend. In fact, that leads to another moneysaving scrapbooking tip.
Switch to digital. If you are looking to save the most money on scrapbook supplies, make the switch to digital. Digital scrapbooking is increasing in popularity, mainly due to its affordability. For a small fee or even free, you can find software online. This software should come preloaded with templates or tools to help you make your own. All you need to do is digitally insert your pictures and print.