January 7, 2010

$$Frugal Friday Tip$$

Using household items on your layouts by Kimmarie

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Kimmarie's Frugal Friday Tip is to find non scrap related products around the house to use on your layouts.

Her first layout, Adorable, uses washers from her husband's work room. She adhered the washers to the tags with glue dots and then tied ribbon through them. She feels it adds a little edginess to the soft colors.

On her second layout, Happy Birthday, she used a bottle cap. She smashed the bottle cap and topped it off with a letter "E" for Emma and the number 2 for her age. She states she has actually used bottle caps on a few different layouts and people usually show a good reaction to them and they are fun to work with.

For her third layout, Miss Independent, she wanted to do a journaling block behind her daughter's picture, so she decided to make the picture flip down.
She used a suspender clip instead of a basic scrapbooking clip to help fold the picture down. She just clipped it on to the picture and tied on some ribbon.

Have you used any household items on your layouts? We would love for you to share them with us. Just send an email to scrappinpsycho@live.com and put Frugal Friday Tip Household Items in the subject.

Do you have a frugal tip you'd like to share? Send your tip along with a description and pictures (if you have them) to scrappinpsycho@live.com.

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  1. Great use of "household items" - I love to create with something that wasn't designed for scrapbooking. In fact I shop with the "how could I use this in scrapbooking" mindset.

    How about the rest of you! Have any projects using Non-scrapbooking suplies to share? Can't wait to see what you've done!

  2. Too funny! I actually wander through the hardware store looking for things to use in my projects! My favorite is metal washers and tiny alphabet stamps. Combine that with a little Staz-On ink and you have a custom embellishment! You have an adorable trio there! Lil' Miss Independent reminds me of ME at that age! ;)

    (who am I kidding, she reminds me of me NOW!!!)

  3. Great job! :) I'll have to look at things a little differently around the house now. :) Or maybe I need to take a trip to the hardware store and see what goodies I can find there.