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Old 01-22-2008, 04:07 PM   #81
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When you put it like that it makes sense.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:10 PM   #82
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I buy the pattern paper stacks at Hobby Lobby when they are on sale half-price ($10 for 180 sheets.) Some of the patterns are great for layers on cards.

The pattern papers left that I'm not so crazy about for cards, make wonderful envelopes. I have the Kreate-a-Lope envelope template which is very easy to use.

I put the patterns inside, and use the white side for the outside of the envie. I think almost any pattern works for the inside, and who doesn't like color better than boring white?
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I do a lot of what has been mentioned, because I mass produce cards for stores there are definitely some items I do in the dollar store.

Dimensional foam squares, a dollar store must
Double sided tape, great for pasting ribbon to the back side of card fronts.
Sponges from the dollar store, I cut up and use
Charms, if I can find cute ones

I buy ribbon in bulk, I found some great ribbon at costco the other day.

My BIGGEST saver, is I make card fronts and paste it to staples card stock bases. I don't want to use up all my "good" cardstock.

Things that I won't scrimp on:
Good cardstock when coloring (papertrey white is awesome!)
Good scissors, I love my tonic scissors, so sharp!
Good papercutter, OH let me tell you, I have done the cheap route on this and it is SOOO not worth it! I heart my tonic!
High quality items to color with, love my copics and watercolor paints.
Good ink pads, can't stand it when they warp or start pilling!
Well, looks like my list is heavy on this end. I guess the more I create the more I find value in good quality items!
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The pattern papers left that I'm not so crazy about for cards, make wonderful envelopes. I have the Kreate-a-Lope envelope template which is very easy to use.

I put the patterns inside, and use the white side for the outside of the envie. I think almost any pattern works for the inside, and who doesn't like color better than boring white?

This is a super great idea. Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:07 AM   #86
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Love the idea of using paper for envelopes. When I started I bought so much paper that I keep thinking I should weed out because I'll never use it. About drywall tape. Look carefully when you buy it. The first roll I bought I just grabbed and didn't look and it was woven crooked, like at a slight angle, and looked awful. I bought a second roll, I think maybe about 4-5 dollars and what I do is spray paint it. You need to be sure to use a matte finish spray. My favorites are the copper, gold and silver very cheap (I think a dollar a can) from Walmart. They do not say matte but they go on great. I strip off about a ten foot length and stick each end to cardboard boxes. I do this outside or in the garage with newspapers under. Spray with a couple of light coats and then leave to dry which is fast. Pull it off and roll it into a little roll and stick it in my shoebox full of colored drywall tape.

The gold is particularly nice. When I want to cut off an edge or something, I stick it to waxed paper and cut it on the paper. That way all the little bits stick to the waxed paper rather than to the scissors, your clothes, etc.

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Don't have $ store OR walmart in San francisco

TIA for your ideas!
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TIA for your ideas!
There are lots of dollar stores in the city...they aren't all called the same thing. Most are on Mission...good luck with that. LOL There isn't a Wal*Mart in the city proper but there are some in most of the surrounding towns if you're ever out by those towns. And there is a Big Lots on Mission, too.
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I'm from The City and I am moving back, to the Inner Sunset Dist, are there any LSS's in San Fran? Or Daly City? OR South City? Or Michael's?
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I'm from The City and I am moving back, to the Inner Sunset Dist, are there any LSS's in San Fran? Or Daly City? OR South City? Or Michael's?
There is a Super-Duper Scrapbook store in Berkeley! There is also one in San Bruno that my friend frequents. I haven't been in that one. I went to one in San Carlos once, but I don't make it down there very often. I'm sure there are more. I found a Stamping store in Fairfield the other day that I didn't know existed.

Here are the links for the ones listed above:

http://scrapbookterritory.com/ is the one in Berkeley
http://www.myscrapbooknook.com/ is in San Bruno
http://www.myscrapbookdepot.com/ is the one in San Carlos
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I want a keyring of colors too with each name on the paper so I always know what color I am looking at! I am glad I am not the only one that wants to really match the colors.
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I get my envelopes here which is like 250 envelopes $10 http://www.anchorpaper.com/retail/asize.htm great envelopes for the price. Its again local for me but when i am lazy i have it delivered in a large order. Also get my White Classic Linen Cardstock for card bases 500 sheets for like $22 you can make 1000 A2 cards with this. I buy about 2 reams a year i guess. StarDream paper is a good price too and if you are local can just go buy a couple sheets if you want they sell it buy the lb.

Do you know how much shipping is? I looked at the website and could not find it, unless I continued with an order.


I have not read every item here. I agree about cs - I have lots of not so good cs I bought before I knew what a difference there is. I use some of this for the cuttlebug embossing - depending on the layout, that is a way to to rescue that cs. Something else that can be used for some layering and also the cb - I buy the huge gift bags at the $ store (solid colors and metallics). Great cb accents.
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I know someone mentioned earlier in the thread about the Target dollar spot. I get a few things there. I get the paper punches. Okay so they aren't SU quality, but they are really cute and I think they work really well and are worth the price. I also usually get the ribbon if its cute, again not SU quality but pretty good as long as the ribbon isn't the main focus of your card. But I have never bought the embellisments or anything else besides the punches and ribbon.

Just a thought!
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I want a keyring of colors too with each name on the paper so I always know what color I am looking at! I am glad I am not the only one that wants to really match the colors.
I like to match cs too. I got a keyring with card samples of all the colors on the bay - don't crucify me for that - . It comes in really handy when you do a shopping spree to LSS. Some of Bazzill colors are really close to SU.
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If you like to make chipboard albums, go to the $ stores or MCC and buy some kids board books. I cut them apart, cover them with PP and punch holes for rings. There you go...I bought 10 books for $5. My LSS was selling chipboard books for $7 each!!! I'm making an album for each of the Mom's for mother's day. Love cheap and easy!
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My $ store just had the first little box of flowers in your picture. I would have like the daisy looking ones better. I also cut them in half because I found they were too thick. Worked really well using my SU snips. So I got twice as many flowers for $1!!!
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I have found some really gigantic bags at $ store. What a neat idea about cutting them up. Will really keep my eye out.
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There's an idea! Keeping the left over rubber trimmings from your stamps as foam dots......and to think I have thrown out so much! Not any more I think I have just decided to re-purpose a container just for that! Thanks for the idea.
I have a friend who does this...works good for her.
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If you like to make chipboard albums, go to the $ stores or MCC and buy some kids board books. I cut them apart, cover them with PP and punch holes for rings. There you go...I bought 10 books for $5. My LSS was selling chipboard books for $7 each!!! I'm making an album for each of the Mom's for mother's day. Love cheap and easy!
OMG! I'm so gonna do this...thanks!

Oh yeah and the giant, dollar, bags is also one I'm gonna try...thanks!

Love this thread...
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I like thin, thin chipboard which is kinda hard to find. So I've been using....................................Ritz cracker boxes. LOL Cover it in pretty decorative paper and then I can cut the cute shapes I want.
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i always check out Big lots to see what they have I sometimes get real lucky and find embellishments , then I hit the dollar tree for foam dots then I will try joanns because they have a dollar rack too and they sometimes have some real cute stuff. And last but not least target's dollar bin I do hit michaels and hobby lobby but when I go its a day thing I usually go to town or at least limit myself to when I have coupons and the whole day to spend Its a drive for me to make it to town and i do not like to drive. But if you have never tried big lots you should give it a shot you may find something you just cant seem to live without LOL I always seem to =) ~~~bluegirl~~
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Has anyone found a good supplier for clear plastic buttons? I would like to find larger quantities than SU but similar is style - the round ones.
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I try to aviod paying for shipping, so if I can get the item at my LSS, Michael's or Hobby Lobby I do --- besides I usually have a coupon. I am a SU snob when it comes to matching --- l love the ink/cardstock matching, and for scrapbooks I use only CM albums, pages and protectors. I think they are the best and there are no substitutes. However, for items such as Versamark, Satz-on and my recently purchased Stamp-a-ma-jig I used my Michael's coupon and got them much cheaper than SU and I could use them right away. Also, for DP, there is no beating Hobby Lobby sales and I like the lines they carry and I do not have to buy a whole pack that I may or maynot use. Chipboard is Chipboard --- I do not see any advantage of getting SU or ordering from anywhere else.
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