Welcome, Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. This is my first blog - hop and I am crossing my fingers it runs smoothly.
We are looking at ways to be thrifty in crafting, and anyone who crafts knows it can be expensive, but there are some little tips and tricks that can help and keep your expenses down.
My biggest tip is to use your card stock or printed paper from your matting, this is hidden behind your focal point,and can be used for your sentiment,embellishments or even used in a later card or scrapbooking page.
In the case of my "Cheers to a New Year" card, I have stamped and punched my sentiment, for the matting, it is hidden behind the lovely 'Year of Cheer" specialty paper, this way I am not wasting card by using another piece.
My second tip is to have a envelope or container to save your off-cuts of paper or card. The next time you need a piece to punch, die, or even a scrap to stamp you are not cutting in to a new piece, I have each of my colours in a different envelope but to start off you could divide your card by colour families.
I hope these little tips are useful to you, thanks again for hopping over to my blog, the next blog is Tanya Rees.
Supplies: Season of Whimsey stamp set, Cheers to the Year stamp set, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, Champagne Foil sheets, Silver Embossing Powder, Fresh Fig card stock, Whisper White card stock.