Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Keeping It Thrifty, Blog Hop 1




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When I make cards and need to use a punch or use a framelit I try to use a piece of cardstock that I have already used with the card.  In the first picture here I punched out the scalloped circle and put it behind the white Season's Greetings.  The scalloped circle came from the first layer on my card.  I put black on top of the red layer so no one will know unless you took it apart.  I have been doing this for years and no one has found out so shhhh don't tell!







Another idea I use to save money is all my cards are 1/2 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11.  I cut them to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and fold them in half.  White cardstock is cheaper than colored cardstock.  I can also get more cards out of a pack of paper than if I used the color cardstock for the card base.  

http://www.carebearstamps.com/2017/09/letsgethopping1.html

7 comments:

  1. One of my absolute favourite tips! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  2. Love the red, white, and black, colour combo for Christmas cards! I have been thrifty in this sneaky way as well in the past. It is an awesome trick! Especially when using fancy glimmer paper! Thanks for hopping & sharing! It's been a pleasure! 💖

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  3. Really love that card and obviously I'm a fan of your thrifty tip

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  4. Great festive card! Thanks for sharing your tip thrifty tips, great advice 😁

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  5. I do know this tip, but I always forget to actually follow it - think I need to write it above my craft area so I stop cutting extra!

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  6. Huh! I've never thought of that! Thank you so much for sharing.

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