Scrapbooking on a Budget!

How many times have you said…. “Man I wish I can scrapbook, but I don’t have the money to do it”    I can tell you right now… YES YOU CAN!   Is not what you will buy but how you buy it.       sale sign There are so many stores out there having sales all the time.   The first thing you need to do is, Print your photos.  Then write down the themes that you will need, for example… What Holiday,  what Vacation, or simply what colors,  take a look at your photos because that will determine what you will need to scrapbook them 🙂
My favorite storesYep! If you take your time to look around, you will find great deals in paper and embellishments, be patience and get organized.   After all scrap-booking is suppose to be fun not stressful.

For example: On a budget Scrapbook adventure @ Walmart, under $.10.00 list!

1 pack of 12×12 scrapbook paper $.5.00 (it will last you)

1 bottle of Tacky Glue $. 2.45 (it will last you)

1 pk of stickers for $.1.00

1 Ribbon to match your paper? $.1.00

You can also get a sketch online for FREE!!!  A sketch is a design idea on how you can scrapbook your photos some are super simple to follow.

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So as you can see it is possible to scrapbook on a budget and this items can be reused in other pages, one very important thing you need to know is SCRAPBOOKERS WE KEEP EVERYTHING, all left overs are reusable!!!

So get your Ziploc bag and save your scraps of paper and leftover stickers and leftover pieces of ribbon etc!  We will find a way to use them again by making a tag or using the extra paper to frame other pics.  You will put your creative juice to work!

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Sometimes we even share scraps with others so we end up with a variety of paper to work with.        Here is a video tutorial on how to scrapbook using a sketch!

I love scarpbooking

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  1. Tee

    OMG, you’ve no idea how much I’ve wanted to do this. I have some of the stuff to use but now my biggest problem is TIME. With a toddler I rarely have time but I think it’ll be fun to do with her…. Love this post – I’ll save it for later reference.

  2. I just love scrapbooking and you get the most beautiful papers now. It makes it difficult to choose sometimes

  3. Thena

    Scrapbooking is so much fun. Michaels has the best things to choose from, so use those coupons too bc it can all add up! Great post!

  4. I used to love scrap-booking and this brings back so many memories. My son, who is 12, has recently starting collecting things for a ‘Summer 2017’ themed scrapbook and he keeps sending me links of stuff he wants to buy for it. It definitely gets pricey!

  5. Scrapbooking is something I did as a teen even before I knew it was a real thing. Now with 4 kids I’m filled to the brim with photos, but no time to scrapbook. It is one thing I look forward to catching up on as my children grow older.

  6. Such a great list of budget scrapbook supplies. I will definitely be checking these out!

  7. I’ve never done scrapbooking but what a beautiful and lovely way to store all your memories! I actually keep a lot of keepsake items in a plastic envelope but I may have to look into this – great advice about how much everything should cost, I assumed it would be expensive!

  8. Sandra Lopes

    Always wanted to know what scrapbooking was all about, even though it’s name is already explanatory, but never got around to learning more about it. You have sparked an interest as I have so many photos in albums which I can use. Good idea to embellish all those albums, thanks for reminding me of a unfinished “project” that I had in mind.

  9. I started a scrapbook from my college graduation. I worked on it on & off. I ran out of pages though and I don’t know that I can add to it. I’ve been meaning to get a second scrapbook to continue adding stuff. It’s been sitting in my closet for a couple years. I really need to find the time to work on it!

  10. hanna - platforms and pacifiers

    I used to LOVE scrapbooking! I just cleaned out my scrapbook closet though, because I haven’t touched it in about 4 years. It was just taking up too much space!

  11. That is true when you start to collect embellishments and paper OMG lol

  12. I’m so glad you were able to see what is about 🙂 Happy Crafting!

  13. I know what you mean I’m a bit behind on the school years but baby steps I’ll say lol

  14. I also use coupons when shopping there 🙂

  15. Very true soooo many options. Personally I take a group of pics and goto the store to find matching papers 🙂

  16. Thanks Tee, is a fun activity to do with the kids 🙂

  17. Kimberly

    I used to scrapbook back in the day. I should really start back with a project soon!

  18. Pooja kawatra

    Love to do scrapbooking for my kids and started doing when I was pregnant. These sales are such a saver to store mor stuff for less.

  19. It has been a while since I did scrapbooking. You inspired me to give it a shot.


  20. I love your scrapbook! I have always wanted to make these but my hands just never cooperate! I love Micheal’s! They always have great deals on everything!

  21. Shubhada Bhide

    When I was in high school. I really love to make a scrapbook on a friendly budget. I will definitely share this with my daughter.

  22. So fun! I love making photo books that I can easily look at the different stages our family has been through. I love how easy and accessible preserving memories is with today’s technology.

  23. Candy Rachelle

    When I was in college. I always make a scrapbook, buying stuff in the school supplies. It’s a fun activity for me, thou.

  24. I used to do so much scrapbooking before I had my son and now I hardly get time for anything! But these are so great! I also find Poundland really really great for embellishments and scrapbook paper!

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