четверг, 25 апреля 2013 г.

"Scrapbooking on a Budget"

Добрый день! Сегодня вернулась с новой идеей. Хотя идея в общем не новая. Давно собиралась сделать серию каких то отдельный постов посвященных определённой части нашего любимого хобби. И чем делиться как не тем что меня более всего интнресует?

Как всем известно, скрапбукинг относится к ряду не самых дешевых увлечений и далеко не каждый может позволить себе роскошь в приобретении желаемых товаров. Особенно самых последних и популярных. Я тоже относилась к этой категории людей. Но интерес к этому хобби был сильнее скромного бюджета который могла выделить на развлечение такого рода. Поэтому меня всегда интересовали различные способы как можно было съэкономить, перехитрить, импровизировать...

Грустнее всего что многие именно по финансовой причине и боятся окунуться в этот сказочный мир искуства. Так вот и родилась эта идея делиться своими маленькими "секретами" под названием "Scrapbooking on a Budget". Может быть кто то для себя сможет найти здесь что то новое, а кому то это послужит просто напоминанием.

Sharing little secrets, I discovered along the way and wish I knew when I first started scrapbooking. Today I would like to share first three.

Secret #1: Don't use a whole piece of paper for the first layer. 

Especially if you know you'll be layering things on top. We all have our favorite supplies. Pattern paper has been my favorite from the very beginning and it hasn't changed. The type of papers I like changes all the time, and right now diagonal stripe is my favorite pattern of all!

When I started making a card, instead of gluing that pretty stripe paper in one piece, I cut two strips from it and added one on each side.


By the time my card was done, no one can tell what's underneath, but I was able to save that paper and make three more cards with it! 


Secret #2: Always stitch with white thread. 

I never ever change the thread color. White goes with everything. It is visible on bright and dark colors, and it adds texture to white and light colors. What I love about it is that I never have to worry about my thread matching papers! Plus, it saves so much time and you don't have to purchase thread in every color.


Secret #3: Make a few cards of the same style at once. Budget your time.

Chances are, they will all go to different people. By repeating the design, you save a lot of time! It's always faster to make something second time around. You can change the color while still using similar supplies - die cuts, punches, design.

Last week, I needed to write a note to my friend. Using a scrap piece of paper looked very cheep. I checked my box with cards and all I could find was - Birthday, Thank you, Congratulations... Nothing seemed to fit. That's when I knew I needed to make a few cards in very simple designs.


That's how these four were born. They all share same design with a slight difference in color or sentiment. The idea of placement of the butterflies was seen on Pinterest.



These are just the first three "secrets" I use to save my time and money. I'll be back to share many more that might help you too! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you next time!

Anya

Updated: You can check more "secrets" HERE and HERE!

22 комментария:

  1. оооо!какие весенние лапочки!
    очень нравится этот прием!)

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  2. Wow! Very beautiful butterflies. Both of my girls have butterflies theme in bedrooms. Love it. Very creative.
    Anya I am planing on being at your house today. Inna

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  3. I like the title Anya :) and the cards are absolutely lovely!!! Love the butterflies! Especially that they are polka-doted :-D

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  4. Those cards look beautiful and the butterflies look as if they could fly off the page. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane , Australia

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  5. Thank you! Love the miracles Silhouette can do with plain paper:)

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  6. Wow, these are gorgeous. Your work is beautiful! Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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  7. Все гениальное просто! Открыточки восхитительны! И абсолютно согласна с советами)))

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  8. Какие все-же классные идеи! Настолько простые и в то же время оригинальные! Я работаю с детьми и ваши идеи для меня просто находка! Спасибо!

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  9. This is an awesome idea and I just love your cards. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. I love this layout!! Great job, can you explain how to punch out butterflies in those different positions. I'm stumped, thanks so much. Canbrink@yahoo.com

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  11. I found your blog from Pinterest and love the way these cards was done. Also love these colors and butterflies are my favorite thing too! Thanks to you I´ll try these advices to save some money.

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  12. Thanks for the tips! Very useful! The cards are just lovely. I need to fill up my personal basket - I'm constantly making one card for one specific person in mind, and you're right it takes much more time, in the long run! TFS.

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  13. love the card, Just wondering how you punched out the butterflies. I have the stampin up punch that looks like the one you used, but can't get the placement just like yours. Would you share how you did it?

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  14. Thank you ladies!

    Wanda, I used Silhouette to cut the butterflies out. I'm not sure if standard punch will let you do that. I know there are some magnetic punches, but not sure if they have some butterfly shapes.

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  15. Lovely cards! Do you have the number of the file for the butterfly?

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  16. what dies or punches did you use to create this card? I love it and can't find butterfly's that fit on the card like these do?? please help. Barbara

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    1. Hi, Barbara, I used Silhouette to cut both types of butterflies. This way I could cut anywhere on a card at any angle)) I don't remember exactly file numbers for these, but you can use any style. Thanks!

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  17. Can i have your contact please. this my email address: tubobrave@gmail.com. please i will like to contact you so enough

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