April 2024 - Wk1 Scrapbook Page Layout

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April 2024 wk1 scrapbook page layout










Frugal Tips for Using Cardstock in Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking doesn't have to break the bank, especially when you get creative with your materials. Cardstock, a staple in many scrapbooking projects, can be utilised in countless budget-friendly ways to add charm and personality to your creations. Let’s look at some ingenious ways to be frugal with cardstock while still achieving stunning results.

Our guest scrapbooker Janina has done an excellent job of making her green cardstock frame go further by actually cutting out the bit the doesn’t show to use it elsewhere.  What else can we try….


Embrace Scraps.

These insignificant remnants can be treasure troves for your scrapbooking. Organise them by colour or size in labelled files or boxes, making them easily accessible for future projects. Use these scraps to create layers, borders, or intricate die-cut embellishments for your layouts.


Opt for Neutral Shades

While vibrant and bold colours may catch your eye, investing in a selection of neutral cardstock can offer versatility to your scrapbooking supplies. Neutral shades such as white, cream, kraft, and grey can serve as the perfect backdrop for photos and embellishments, allowing them to take centre stage without overwhelming the composition.


Layer Wisely.

Achieve depth and dimension in your scrapbook layouts without using excessive amounts of cardstock by mastering the art of layering. Strategically layer smaller pieces of cardstock behind photos, journaling cards, or focal points to create visual interest and draw attention to key elements. Experiment with different textures and thicknesses to add contrast and dimension to your designs.


Invest in Cardstock Pads.

Purchasing cardstock in bulk pads or packs is often more cost-effective than buying individual sheets. Look for sales, discounts, or clearance deals at your local craft store or online retailers to stock up on a variety of colours and textures without breaking the bank.


Collaborate with Fellow Crafters.

Joining a scrapbooking or crafting community can offer a wealth of benefits, including cost-saving opportunities. Organise a cardstock swap with fellow crafters to exchange surplus supplies, trade for colours or textures you need, or simply share tips and inspiration. A fab way to save money and make new crafty friends at the same time.