Alissa cuts off the ribbon that often comes attached to tops and dresses and uses it as a scrapbook embellishement.
She also said many items of clothing often come with spare buttons that she adds to her stash. This allows her to have a variety of buttons that can be used in layouts such as the one she did for my trip to Zurich .
In addition to Alissa's ideas of using items from new clothing - I would like to add, I have also used items from used clothing. When clothes are no longer worn I've been known to remove anything that may have "scrappy potential". I have some great snaps from one of my daughter's sweaters and a really cute felt embelishment off a child's shirt that says "genuine". I need to pull that out and scrap it!
Thanks Alissa for the great tips and also for triggering ideas of other frugal tips.
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