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Old 08-25-2004, 06:09 AM   #1
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Default Dollar Store Finds

A bit of a spinoff from another thread-but what have been good finds that you have been able to get at your local Dollar Store?

Mine have been:
mini clothespins (natural and multi-colored)
Small plain albums that I decorate-they stand up on their own and have a solid textured background-great for shower party games
Mini boxes-plain white-12 in 1 pack (can be wheeled and filled)
Puzzle pieces
Mini notebooks/journals
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Old 08-25-2004, 06:21 AM   #2
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i love the dollar store!! I'm going to have to stop in and check it out..i love the little clothespins..adorable!!
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So did you totally raid ours or do I ahve a chance at some of these goodies too??!!!!

And here I thought I was trying to be a good do-bee and stay a "purist" to SU...... bwwwaaahhhhh - if you believe tht I have a swamp for sale!!!

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I have not gone in a while-these were items bought at different times.

Also forgot to mention plastic lunch bags-great to stamp with on Staz-On.

I like finding things for hostesses that SU doesn's sell and other embellishments. Around the holidays are generally the best time I have found for finding cute sparkly things.
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:00 AM   #5
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Britta - I know exactly the boxes that you are talking about. I love those. (The wedding favor boxes - right?). I love to wheel on them. I'm going to fill them with some type of treat for DD's classmates on Halloween. I also picked up 2 packs of them for QCBetty because she doesn't have a Dollar Tree in her little part of the world. They also sell these at Target in their dollar zone area.
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I found really nice photo albums in a barely banana color that I stamped on with stazon and used it to show some of my cards. I also thought that getting a few and decorating them and filling them with some various cards and tied with a pretty ribbon would be a nice gift. I LOVE the dollar store.
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I find a lot of good stuff at Dollar Tree:

RoseArt Scented Glitter Gel Pens: 3 for $1, you can insert a paper in the barrel just like the RSVP pens!

Metallic and Pearl Finished Pencils: 10 or 12 for $1, you can stamp on these!

Translucent covered small notepads: 3 for $1 (haven't been able to find these lately). I stamp the covers with Stazon and then there is usually a plain white sheet just beneath that I stamp a shadow stamp with. Little Layers works beautifully with these.

Checkbook style calendars: $1 each, I insert a stamped paper over the cover. The ones at Dollar Tree are usually a better quality than the ones at Michael's.

Pillar candles in all different colors.

Iridescent shreddies for gift packaging.

I've also found at other dollar stores: mini black dominos in a case of their own, marbles for doing the marble background, spiral bound index card books, just make a cover that says, "Recipes" and everyone wants one!
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[quote="PrincessMi"] I also picked up 2 packs of them for QCBetty because she doesn't have a Dollar Tree in her little part of the world. quote]

Also because Michelle's a SWEETHEART!!!!

Last trip to the dollar store was when I went to "Canada" (that's what we call when we leave here - going to Lower Canada) I got alphabet beads for a buck... clear envies for $1.50 a pack... and a few things to make shaker card "fillings" such as confetti for 2/$1.00...now I just need to make a shaker!!
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:05 AM   #9
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I have found memo cubes at the dollars store! Fabulous gifts and incentives!
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Yes, I too found the wedding faovr boxes that I'll use for a baby shower favor. Also I bought a bunch of white votives after Christmas. I stamped tissue paper and heated it to the candle. They were very cute!
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i got the little cork coasters, i saw a great idea in a magazine or stamping and making a little mini album out of these.
i got these little straw bags with handles, haven't used them yet but i know they will be cute for something
jr legal pads, notepads, spiral bound index cards......
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Funny that you should ask. I jsut stopped at one last night, and when I was walking out with my goodies, I thought "I need to post SCS about these finds"
I got
Clear Gel-a large bottle
Regular marbles-big bag....I had just bought my boys a bag that was small and paid like $3
Flat marbles
a large can of shaving cream
and a bunch of confetti cut outs
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I got 2 large gift bags - 1 white, 1 kraft for $1
6 small different color gift bags for $1
8 notepads for $1 (like grocery store list paper)
3 small spiral notebooks for $1
1 roll of kraft wrapping paper for $1

Of course, then I ran to Wal-mart and got 2 packs of those paperclips that everyone is talking about! Thanks for the tip Paris! Oh, and some bookmarks and some clear bags for gel cards! I'm soooo bad!!

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What special paper clips are at Wal-Mart??
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I used one to hold the glitter bottle here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...cat=all&page=1

Bigger than the MM clips, and way cheaper!
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Here in NC they were $2.40 for 50 of them...not a bad deal and I'm thinking you can probably spray paint them if you wanted different colors?.....

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Thanks, Jenn and Katie.
Looks like I'm going to have to head out to Wal-Mart.
I love your sample, Jenn.
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Meijers has those round clips in colors.
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Walmart, The Dollar Store, Home Depot, Michaels, Target, JoAnn's (for returns), Children's Place (NSR - for returns) - is there anywhere else I need to go? I'll have to go up & down every aisle in The Dollar Store, Home Depot, Michael's and JoAnn's - can't take the chance I might miss something and have to go back after someone posts it here. I might be able to squeeze Walmart & Target in the same trip but I doubt it since we still have school shopping to do. I guess I'll be back to SCS on Monday.

qc - need anything while I'm out?
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Actually Pam, I'll answer for her. Since she might not ask herself. LOL She is looking for silver star eyelets. I have checked 3 different places and couldn't find any so my package to her is going out tomorrow without the eyelets. But, with a few surprises. CVS - has composition books on sale this week 2 for $1. Postage to her little island is going to break into my stamp fund -- but she is soo worth it.
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She is looking for silver star eyelets. I have checked 3 different places and couldn't find any so my package to her is going out tomorrow without the eyelets.
This may be a silly question - but is there any reason she wouldn't use the SU! silver stars? I have the star eyelets, and I'm not overly attached to the silver ones. Do we know how many she wants? Because I also have some other small eyelets that I could trade if someone else is not overly fond of their silver stars. What do you think - should I pursue that or just add all the craft stores to my list?

PrincessMi - I think we should continue to talk about her like she's not even here.
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I have found memo cubes at the dollars store! Fabulous gifts and incentives!
Ok, I went to our dollar store and they didn't have any memo cubes...did you buy them all??
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PrincessMi - I think we should continue to talk about her like she's not even here.
Apparently, you do! LOL ~ just found this right now over lunch!!

I am not opposed to the SU ones, just am not putting in an order until after Sept 1 and Mi had said she was goin' shoppin....so I asked!

I love that you ladies (Lana, Mi, Lisa, Pam) are all spoiling me by shopping! I am soooo living vicariously through your shopping!

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I went to our Dollar store to find memo cube. BOO-HOO! Nothing! I saw some great examples of memo cubes and matching pens that I SO want to copy. Where have all the memo cubes gone?
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WAAHHHH! I went to the Dollar store at lunch time and they didn't have any jr. legal pads, or pens that I could use like the RSVP ones. I did get metallic type confetti, large gift bags to stamp (2 for $1), little gift bags (3/$1), shredding, Mead composition books (gonna give those a try this weekend), little purse-size notebooks, spiral-bound index cards, and I can't remember what else. I went specifically to get the jr. legal pads, but wound up spending $29 anyhow! Oh, what would I do without the Dollar store?
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Was in our dollar store today and they had 3 pack of RSVP pens for $1. I thought that was a good deal for the "real thing".
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You guys find great deals at that store! I've gone in there and cant find anything, so I have given up on it. I wish I had better luck!
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I wish I had better luck!
I'm not sure if it's luck or determination! I can go into a store and see nothing and others I know, can go in and find all kinds of stuff. I really don't like to shop - unless there are free samples of chocolate involved!
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That's because you have to go down EVERY aisle! If you don't, you might miss something!
BTW, I had approx 3 minutes to run into another Dollar store tonight while husband was waiting in the car. I got the jr legals!
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I just went tonight...i huge pack of white tissue paper and hard bound address books about the size of a checkbook. I thought they could be covered like the journals. I too went to wally world and picked up two packs of the clippies. $1.50 for 50!!! They also had generic lg comp books for 54 cents!!!
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I went to the Dollar Tree. I was excited to find the spiral index card books two for a dollar, the 2005 checkbook-style calendards, and some cute clippie frame magnets. They have a base, a piece of paper with a quote, then a cardboard mat with another paper mat on top that matches the quote, then a piece of glass. All held together with metal clips. I figure I can try taking it apart and putting stamped art in there instead...should be interesting!!!
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I went to the Dollar Tree. I was excited to find the spiral index card books two for a dollar, the 2005 checkbook-style calendards, and some cute clippie frame magnets. They have a base, a piece of paper with a quote, then a cardboard mat with another paper mat on top that matches the quote, then a piece of glass. All held together with metal clips. I figure I can try taking it apart and putting stamped art in there instead...should be interesting!!!
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I like to go there for the flat, glass decorative marbles (add image using Crystal Effects and make it into a magnet). I also like the nice packages of white beach sand and shells (nice sharker stuff for Summer by the Sea). Don't go often, but when I do I pick up a lot of the nice stuff you have all mentioned.

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JanTink - we could tell you were really excited since you told us that twice.
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