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March Newsletter - Using Your Scraps

February 29th, 2008

Dear Scrapbookers:

So you just finished the most fabulous scrapbook layout and you put it in your scrapbook.  As you are cleaning up your workspace, you notice the pile of paper scraps from your latest creation.  Do you throw them away, file them with your paper, or add them to a pile of scraps you keep meaning to use?  Well, if you are like me, you probably keep most of the larger pieces (I can’t seem to part with something I paid for!).  But what happens next?  Do you ever use those scraps? 

Because I am a big organizer, I like to keep my scraps in clear envelopes with their color (i.e. pink scraps go with my 12×12 pink papers, etc).  This helps me more easily use my scraps while I am scrapbooking and prevents me from cutting up a perfectly good 12×12 paper to get a small mat for a photo.  I do also have a little bin of “odds and ends” scraps that are too small or multicolored/patterned.  What do I do with those scraps?  I actually use some of them to make homemade paper (that is a whole ‘nother article)! 

But what do I do with the rest of my scraps?  I am definitely a penny pincher when it comes to scrapbooking, so I wanted to help my fellow frugal friends in their paper scraps creativity. Thus, my 6 tips for paper scraps were born:

Tip #1: Create Your Own Embellishments - Use a die-cut machine, decorative punches, scissors or a craft knife to cut embellishments out of scrap cardstock or patterned paper. Collect papers with small prints-they work well for title letters or small die cuts. Add paper embellishments to the front of card or a layout. Take a look at how Vicky Randall uses small flower, leaf and circle punches to create a lovely garden on the front of her large Flower Card.

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**My favorite embellishments to make with scraps are: flowers (try twisting and crinkling your scraps too), faux ribbon, circles/squares or other shapes (keep these in little compartments like you do for buttons), letters or numbers, etc.

Tip #2: Make Mini Cards and Tags - Vicky’s Mini Flower Card is less than 1″ x 1″. To make it, simply cut a 1″ x 2″ rectangle, fold in half and cut card into a three-quarters circle. Embellish using decorative punches, buttons, brads, charms or fibers-anything you have in your box of leftover bits. These mini cards work perfectly for short love notes or as decorative gift tags. Use slightly larger scraps to make tags like Vicky’s Flower Tag and Envelope.

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Tip #3:  Have a Confetti Party - I know it sounds silly, but everyone can turn their scraps into confetti. And everyone I know loves a little confetti throwing on birthdays or New Year’s Eve.  It may not help you with your crafting or scrapbooking, but at least you can have fun with your scraps.  I like to make mine small by tearing or cutting.  Then I keep them in small ziplock bags for storage.  Keep them with your party supplies.

Tip #4: Make One-of-a-kind Layouts - You really can come up with a layout using very little money and supplies!  Just pick out 5-6 different scraps and put them together to make unique paper backgrounds or mats.  Check out this great one from Sweet Pea:

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Tip #5: Try Paper Piercing Designs in Layouts - Using scraps to create paper piecing designs is a perfect thing to do with your scraps. I found these great layout designs on Two Peas in a Bucket (click on the picture for the designer’s info, larger pic, and instructions):

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Tip #6: Create Smaller Albums, Brag Books, or Tag Albums - You would be surprised at the perfect size your scraps are when making a 6×6 album!  Recipe albums make great gifts. Write or type your recipes on an index card or any colored paper and then cut to fit the album.

 

Have fun with your scraps and let me see some of your creations (and I will add them to our website!)  Also, don’t forget to browse or shop our website at www.scrapbookfinds.com.

 

Your Scrapbooking Expert,

Robin

robin@scrapbookfinds.com

www.ScrapbookFinds.com

 

 

Newsletter: Paper Storage Solutions

January 23rd, 2008

Dear Scrappers,

Since we have all acquired many scrapbooking supplies over the years, most of us wonder what to do with it all now that we have it.  Do you keep it in a tote so you can travel to scrap nights?  Or do you have the “perfect” scrapbooking room where you store everything?  Many scrapbooking enthusiasts have asked me in the past what is the best way for paper storage.  Since that is the one product I think everyone has, I am going to talk about 12×12 paper storage (those of you still doing the 8 ½ x 11” paper can use most of these storage solutions as well). 

Furniture and Cubes

Store in Style Cubes

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Organizer Cubes from Target.com

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Storage Cabinet for 12×12″ Scrapbooking Paper from Scrapbookingmall.com\

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Paper Station from storageanddisplay.com

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Bins & Boxes 

Karen Foster Snap and Scrap Paper Keeper 

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 Lisa & Becky Vertical Paper Hideaway by Advantus and Cart

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Trays

 

12×12 stacking trays from PaperAddict 

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I hope that I have given you some food for thought as to how to store your paper.  Obviously, I haven’t addresses every idea for storage, but I think I have covered some of the main ways to get your paper organized. Please send me your pictures and ideas and I will add them to our blog!

 

Your Scrapbooking Expert,

Robin
robin@scrapbookfinds.com
ScrapbookFinds.com

P.S. If you have questions about products or scrapbooking ideas, email me or check us out at www.scrapbookfinds.com.  
  
        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                   

                                                            

                                                                                        

                                         

                   

         

    

  

 

 

 

 

Newsletter: Coupon Codes for January 2008

January 10th, 2008

Dear Scrapbookers,

The New Year is upon us and it is time to catch up on what we didn’t get done last year!  And if you are trying to save money (who isn’t?), but still want the latest looks, I have the solution for you.  I have compiled a list of coupon codes for January (and beyond) from the best scrapbooking stores out there.  Have fun shopping!

Deal Company Code/Coupon When It Expires
$5 off any $100 order! http://store.scrapjazz.com Code: jazz5jazz Ongoing
$5.00 off any order over $50.00 www.scrapbook.com Code: CC5599 Ongoing
5% OFF any order of any size www.scrapbook.com Code: NC596 Ongoing
Free shipping on $60+ order www.orientaltrading.com Code: RRRZC06 Jan 31, 2008
20% off $60+ www.orientaltrading.com Code: RETPY08B Ongoing
50% off regular price of one item www.joann.com Code: JANA850 Jan 31, 2008
40% off regular price of one item www.joann.com Code: DECEJ7403 Jan 15, 2008
Free shipping on $35 or more www.joann.com Code: JANFSA735 Feb 15, 2008
10% DISCOUNT ON $50 OR MORE www.thefrontdoor.com Code: 12205 Unknown
10% off your total order www.thefrontdoor.com Code: 12769 Unknown
Save 40% on the regular price of any one item www.acherryontop.com Code: JAN866J82 Jan 31, 2008
Save an additional 10% on all clearance priced (30% or more) www.acherryontop.com Code: JAN8945T24 Jan 31, 2008
1/2 price shipping on U.S. shipments. Expires January 20, 2008. www.addictedtoscrapbooking.com Code: SBTHXCK January 20, 2008
10% off on purchases for first-time customers www.paper.com Code: popup Unknown
Spend $35 and receive a 10% discount, Spend $65 and receive a 15% discount, Spend $100 and receive a 20% discount, Spend $200 and receive a 30% discount www.creativexpress.com No code needed Jan 31, 2008
49% off single item www.frugalities.com Code: FRUGSAVE49 (existing customers) FRUGGIVE49 (new customers) Jan 31, 2008
Free shipping with $25 purchase www.scrapbookpal.com No code needed Ongoing
Free shipping on U.S. orders over $75 www.scrapbooksupercenter.com No code needed Ongoing
Free Shipping on all stickers (US only) www.esticker.com No code needed Forever
Free shipping on orders $49 or more www.ssww.com (S&S Worldwide) Code: W2356 12/31/2008
10% of entire order www.ssww.com (S&S Worldwide) Code: E2583 Ongoing
20% of entire order www.ssww.com (S&S Worldwide) Code: E2595 Ongoing
$10 off $100; $25 off $200; $50 off $750 + Free Shipping!  www.ssww.com (S&S Worldwide) Code: W2450 6/1/2008
Free shipping on U.S. orders over $75 www.scrapbookexpress.com No code needed Ongoing
Free shipping on all US orders $70 and over. www.scrapgal.com No code needed Ongoing

 

Your Scrapbooking Expert,

Robin
robin@scrapbookfinds.com
ScrapbookFinds.com

P.S. If you have questions about products or scrapbooking ideas, email me or check us out at www.scrapbookfinds.com.

Newsletter: Chipboard is everywhere!

August 29th, 2007

Dear Scrapbookers,

The summer is over and now it is time to get back into scrapbooking (for those that took the summer off).  If you are like me and have been collecting new products all summer - even if you didn’t get a chance to scrapbook them - this is the newsletter for you.  We see it everywhere and everyone seems to be using it - it is all about CHIPBOARD.  So I want to give you some ideas for what you need to get started, cute ways to use it, and how to organize it!

First of all, let’s talk about getting some.  I have talked in the past about naked chipboard (i.e. the craft paper colored stuff that you find in sheets), but I want to concentrate on all that other stuff today.  You know, the cute, colored letters and shapes that we see all the time, but are not sure where to start.  So where do you start?  I would say the best place to start is to get some of the letter packs. Heidi Swapp is a great place to start.  She has anything from naked letters to every color under the rainbow.  I love her letters because they simple and very reasonable in price (you can get a whole alphabet set from under $3-4). 

After you have tried doing a word or two on your pages, you might want to branch out and get some chipboard brackets or punctuation to highlight a word or photo on your page.  Next you have to try using shapes or sayings that are made of chipboard.  I would suggest getting at least one “goodie box” of shapes, sayings, etc.  I love that they are all different and I can use one or two on a page and they last forever!  My new favorite good box is from “We R Memory Keepers” - the Urban Window Boho Chic is to die for!  

So now that you have collected all of these cute embellishments and used them on your pages, you need to find ways to store the rest of them.  There are really two main ways to do this.  Organize your letters and shapes by style/brand OR put all the same letters or shapes together.  I like keeping all my A’s together and B’s together and so forth.  That way if I just want to use a letter I can go to that place and see many different styles and colors of that letter and chose the one that goes best with my page. 

Here are some great ways to store yours:

1.  Use a hardware organizer from your local hardware store.  Then separate each of the drawers for your chipboard letters, shapes, quotes etc.

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(From scrappingramma)

2.) Use wicker baskets and keep brands together in ziplock bags (you will want to pop the letters out if they come in sheets).

3.) Use filing folders in a file box.  Label each folder with either a letter, color, or brand and then keep those folders in a cute filing box, drawer, or expandable file folder (great for if you are a traveling scrapbooker).

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4.) Use your photo storage boxes and separate your chipboard according to your use. Or try the Cropper Hopper divided storage system.  

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5.) If you have drawers in your scrapbooking space, why not use separators within those drawers.  You could use utensil organizers or office supply organizers.  I also like some of the scrapbook drawer organizers like this one:

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I hope some of these ideas have helped spark your interest in chipboard and how to keep it all organized!  Let me know of your great chipboard finds or storage solutions too.

 

Your Scrapbooking Expert,

Robin

www.ScrapbookFinds.com

Shopping Smart & Coupon Codes for June

June 5th, 2007

Dear Scrapbookers,

June is finally here!  Where did the past months go?  Now that it is beginning to get hot outside (for most of us), I have spent a lot of time outdoors.  Not only that, but I have spent a lot of time out shopping.  And you know what I have discovered, no matter where I go in town, I can usually get a better deal online - not to mention, saving money on gas!  I just recently ordered a new custom sofa online and saved hundreds of dollars (even with shipping costs). And I have finally gotten my stuff moved into my new scrapbooking office and wanted to get some new vertical storage.  And guess where I found the cheapest ones - online! (I chose the Cropper Hopper Vertical Paper Holders).

So I guess what I am getting at is that you can save a lot of time and money shopping online.  Especially if you already know the quality or brand of the thing you are ordering (then there are no surprises when you get your order).  If you want to be a great online shopper for scrapbooking supplies, here are a few tips to keeping you happy:

1.) Check out ScrapbookFinds.com first (of course I had to put that plug in) because our store searches dozens of top scrapbooking stores and you can see where you will save the most.

2.) If we don’t have what you are looking for, make sure to check at least 3 scrapbooking supply sites before you place your order.

3.) Always, always, always check out shipping costs (and policies).  Maybe one site carries what you want cheaper, but you end up paying more in the end with shipping.  There are many websites out there that give free or discounted shipping if you spend a certain amount of money.  Check out our monthly coupons to see if the store you are buying from has one of those deals.

4.) Use coupons!  Just as I said above, you can save money when you shop online with a simple code. 

5.) If you can afford to, buy in bulk.  Do you use a ton of white 12×12 paper or a lot of adhesive?  Look for deals on buying more than one at a time.  You can save yourself over time.

6.) Always read the item’s description.  This is important to make sure you are getting what you think you are getting (sometimes the picture shows more than what you will receive).  One thing I always make sure to check is the size of everything I order.  There is a big difference between 8×8″ paper and 12×12″ paper.

7.) Be patient!  Unless you are in a hurry for a product, use the slower shipping methods - they are cheaper!!

8.) Only enter your credit card/debit card information on a secured page (it should say it is secured). 

9.) Always print off or save the receipt on your computer.  Just because they say they will send you an email confirmation doesn’t mean it will always happen. 

10.)  Have fun!  It can be fun to browse new products from the comfort of your own home (even in your PJ’s if you like).

Hot Deals of the Month: Coupons for June

Deal Company Code/Coupon When It Expires
10% off your entire order http://store.scrapjazz.com Code: jazzyten Unknown
Free shipping for any order over $100 http://store.scrapjazz.com Code: freeship100 Unknown
$5.00 off any order over $49.99 http://store.scrapjazz.com Code: jazz5jazz Unknown
$5.00 off any order over $50.00 www.scrapbook.com Code: CC5599 Unknown
5% OFF any order of any size www.scrapbook.com Code: NC596 Hurry. This coupon is still valid, but will expire soon.
Take 10% off orders of $69 or more www.misterart.com Code: Y38N74G December 31, 2007
Free Bazzill Magnetic Photo Frame with any $25 purchase www.scrapbook.com Code: BPP989 While supplies last
Free shipping on $60+ order www.orientaltrading.com Code: RT2XYF8 June 30, 2007
15% off $50+ www.orientaltrading.com Code: WC76033 June 30, 2007
50% off regular price of one item www.joann.com Code: JUNA750 June 30, 2007
40% off regular price of one item www.joann.com Code: JUNA740 June 30, 2007
Free shipping on $35 or more www.joann.com Code: JUNFSA735 June 30, 2007
5% off on orders over $30 www.paper.com Code: fiveoff Unknown
additional 20% off anything in our sales collection
www.acherryontop.com Code: NSDSALE07 June 30, 2007
Save 40% on the regular price of any one item www.acherryontop.com Code: JUNE07SKD18Z July 1, 2007
Free shipping with $25 purchase www.scrapbookpal.com No code needed Unknown
Free shipping on U.S. orders over $75 www.scrapbooksupercenter.com No code needed Unknown
Free Shipping on all stickers (US only) www.esticker.com No code needed Forever

 

Enjoy your summer shopping and make sure to send me any deals that you find while finding your scrapbooking supplies!

Your Scrapbooking Expert,

Robin
robin@scrapbookfinds.com
ScrapbookFinds.com

P.S. If you have questions about products or scrapbooking ideas, email me or check us out at www.scrapbookfinds.com.

Scrapbook Finds Newsletter: Coupon Codes for May

May 14th, 2007

Hey Gals,

I hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day!  As the summer approaches, don’t forget to make time to scrapbook.  Set aside a little time every day, or if you are like me and can’t seem to get anything done with kids around, try a weekend “scrapaway”.  Scrap alone or with friends.  And if you need more supplies, I have included the coupon codes for May:

Deal
Company
Code/Coupon
When It Expires
10% off your entire order
http://store.scrapjazz.com
Code: jazzyten
Unknown
Free shipping for any order over $100
http://store.scrapjazz.com Code: freeship100
Unknown
$5.00 off any order over $50.00
www.scrapbook.com
Code: CC5599
Unknown
5% OFF any order of any size
www.scrapbook.com
Code: NC596
Hurry. This coupon is still valid, but will expire soon.
$3 off $30 or more
www.scrapbook.com Code: TS457
May 31, 2007
$2.95 shipping on $60+ order
www.orientaltrading.com
Code: RT2XYF8
May 31, 2007
15% off $50+
www.orientaltrading.com Code: WC76033
May 31, 2007
50% off regular price of one item
www.joann.com
Code: MAYA750
May 15, 2007
40% off regular price of one item
www.joann.com
Code: MAYE740    

 

 

May 31, 2007
Free shipping on $35 or more
www.joann.com
Code: MAYFSA735
May 31, 2007
Free shipping on $50 or more
www.thefrontdoor.com
Code: 28789
May 31, 2007
New Customers get 10% off your first $50+ order
www.thefrontdoor.com
Register and get the discount
May 31, 2007
Save 40% on the regular price of any one item
www.acherryontop.com Code: may279k74z
June 1, 2007
Free shipping with $25 purchase
www.scrapbookpal.com
No code needed
Unknown
Free shipping on U.S. orders over $75
www.scrapbooksupercenter.com
No code needed
Unknown
Free Shipping on all stickers (US only)
www.esticker.com
No code needed
Forever

 

Your Scrapbooking Expert,

Robin
robin@scrapbookfinds.com
ScrapbookFinds.com

P.S. If you have questions about products or scrapbooking ideas, email me or check us out at www.scrapbookfinds.com.

Make Your Pages Look Like They Came Straight From a Scrapbooking Magazine

April 19th, 2007

Hey Scrapbooking Designer,

Yep, I called you all ‘designers’.  That is because each time you create something, you ARE the designer.  Maybe you don’t think you have an ounce of scrapbooking designer in you and you have to borrow (scraplift) ideas from others.  Or maybe you are so fabulous that you probably could be published in next month’s issue of Creating Keepsakes or Simple Scrapbooks.  Either way, we all want our pages to look great. 

Recently I have been using ’sketches’ to create my pages.  What is a scrapbooking sketch?  It is an outline of how to layout your scrapbooking pages.  Sometimes a sketch just tells you where to put a title or pictures.  Other times, it gives you everything you need (including scrapbooking supplies), except the photos.  Now that I have begun using sketches, I am loving how my pages and projects turn out!  Oh, and another thing I love, you can get these sketches for free all over the internet.

Here are some example sketches:

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http://littlebookofsketches.blogspot.com/ (see below for page done using this sketch)    

 

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http://scrappinstuff.com/sketches/ 

Below I have listed some of my favorite sites for sketches.  My “Layout of the Week” was  also created using a sketch.

  1. Little Book of Sketches - This site is great because there are sketches for  12×12 and 8.5×11.  There are also sketches for 6×6 and 8×8 page layouts (single and double).  You can also use their cards and tags sketches.
  2. Creating Keepsakes (Becky Higgins Sketches) - Becky’s fun, simple, and creative style works for the seasoned as well as beginning scrapbooker.
  3. Scrap Maps - A site devoted only to sketches with several hundreds to choose from.
  4. Scrapjazz Sketches - They have a new sketch each month and scrapbookers send in their take on the sketch.  Not only do you get to see the sketch, but you get lots of ideas for creating it yourself.
  5. Queen Geek Sketches - Great sketches by a fellow scrapbooker!
  6. The Scrap Witch Sketch Challenges - Join their scrap challenge each month using their sketches and win a prize.  Or just check out what others have done.
  7. Scrap Dreamer - Their sketches for tags are amazing!
  8. Digital Scrapbook Place - Lots of different entries - makes for several different styles.
  9. Pencil Lines - The international sketch challenge blog.  Not just great sketches here.  I love the finished pages to give you even more ideas for scrapping. ,
  10. Scrappin’ Stuff - View sketches and the layouts scrappers have created using those sketches.
  11. 3 Scrapateers - I love the updated style of many of these sketches and the wide variety of photo sizes.

Want to see some more great sketches, but hate searching the web?  Check out these great books of sketches: Creative Sketches for Scrapbooking by Becky Higgins ($14.95),  Quick & Easy Sketches for Scrapbookers ($19.99), and Creative Sketches Volume 2 by Becky Higgins (14.50).

Layout of the Week

 

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I hope you all can save yourself time and come up with fabulous pages using sketches (or maybe you can create some sketches yourself - please share them with me if you do!).

 

Your Scrappin’ Gal,

Robin
robin@scrapbookfinds.com
ScrapbookFinds.com

P.S. Don’t forget - if you have questions about products or scrapbooking ideas, email me or check us out at www.scrapbookfinds.com.

 

 

Card Making Ideas & Coupons/Codes for April

April 5th, 2007

Dear Scrapping Divas,

I love to share about my scrapbooking endeavors, especially when they turn out so great.  I had the awesome opportunity to join with a bunch of other gals in a “card exchange” last week.  I spent a lot of time on my cards and I was super excited about receiving 25 different cards from other scrapbooking divas.  For our exchange, everyone was asked to make 25 of the same card and bring them that night.  We had to show our card and then give one to everyone in the group.  That way we would go home with 25 fabulous cards made by friends. It was awesome.  Every card was different - styles, occasions, tools used, etc.  I wanted to share with you this week some of the many styles that I received - mostly because I want to brag :) - and so that you can scraplift them in your cardmaking and scrapbooking. 

 

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See the cards in detail and find out where to get the products here.

 

Latest & Greatest: Coupon Finds of the Month - April

Deal Company Code/Coupon When It Expires
10% off your entire order http://store.scrapjazz.com Code: JAZZYTEN Unknown
$5.00 off any order over $50.00 www.scrapbook.com Code: CC5599 Unknown
5% OFF any order of any size www.scrapbook.com Code: NC596 Hurry. This coupon is still valid, but will expire soon.
$3 off $30 or more www.scrapbook.com Code: TS457 May 31, 2007
11% off $69 or more www.misterart.com No code needed April 9, 2007
40% off regular price of one item www.joann.com Code: APRA740 April 30, 2007
$2.95 shipping on $60+ order www.orientaltrading.com Code: RT2XY06 April 30, 2007
50% off regular price of one item www.joann.com Code: APRA750 April 30, 2007
Free shipping on $35 or more www.joann.com Code: APRFSA735 April 30, 2007
Save 40% on the regular price of any one item www.acherryontop.com Code: apr38jj97krz April 30, 2007
Free shipping with $25 purchase www.scrapbookpal.com No code needed Unknown
Free shipping on U.S. orders over $75 www.scrapbooksupercenter.com No code needed Unknown
Free Shipping on all stickers (US only) www.esticker.com No code needed Forever

Let me know if you find any other coupons/codes!

Your Scrappin’ Queen,

Robin
robin@scrapbookfinds.com
ScrapbookFinds.com

P.S. Don’t forget - if you have questions about products or scrapbooking ideas, email me or check us out at www.scrapbookfinds.com.

Get the Hottest Deals on Scrapbooking Supplies: Coupons & Codes for March

March 14th, 2007

Dear Scrapbooking Gals,

I know that everyone out there wants better and more scrapbooking supplies.  How can you make that fabulous page without the supplies that make those dreams happen?  But if you are like me, you don’t want to use all of your grocery money to feed your scrapbooking habit.  ScrapbookFinds.com has tried to put it all together for you.  We search multiple stores and allow you to find the cheapest supplies you can find all from one location, our website.  But sometimes that may not be enough, especially with the multitude of things you want out there. 

So I have a solution!  We want you to use our site even more to find the best deals and I am going to help you SAVE MONEY on scrapbooking supplies by finding any coupons or great shipping deals on all websites (like FREE, for example) and include them in our newsletter regularly, so that you can get the best deals possible.  That means that you can search for your best deal from our website and then at checkout time you can get even more savings from the retailer.  Not only that, but I will be personally searching through those same websites and finding the hottest deals on scrapbooking supplies and posting them to our website.  It will be part of the NEW “Top 5 Finds” at Scrapbook Finds.  Each week I will spend the time and you can save the money! 

Latest & Greatest: Coupon Finds of the Month

Deal
Company
Code/Coupon Instructions
When It Expires . . .
$5.00 off any order over $50.00
www.scrapbook.com
CC5599 - Enter your code in at checkout and $5 will automatically be taken off your order.
This coupon will disappear and expire without notice (kind of like magic, but a little different).
5% OFF any order of any size
www.scrapbook.com
NC596
Hurry. This coupon is still valid, but will expire soon. Take advantage…
Save up to $5 on Shipping when you place your order! www.acherryontop.com
No code needed
March 31, 2007
40% off One Item
www.acherryontop.com
Mar07skd99
March 31, 2007
Free Shipping on all stickers (US only)
www.esticker.com
No code needed
Forever
Free shipping with $25 purchase
www.scrapbookpal.com
No code needed
Unknown
10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!
http://store.scrapjazz.com
JAZZYTEN
Unknown
50% off the price of one item
www.joann.com MARH750
March 17, 2007
$5 off $35
www.joann.com MAREDJ75
April 4, 2007
Free shipping on order $25 or more
www.joann.com MARFSA725
March 31, 2007
10% off $69
www.misterart.com
G46E785
March 31, 2007
Free Shipping w/ $60 Purchase www.orientaltrading.com
RT1XY06
March 31, 2007

 

I hope one of these deals will help you get the supplies you need this month.  Happy scrapping!

 

Your Scrapbooking Guru,

 

Robin
robin@scrapbookfinds.com
ScrapbookFinds.com

P.S. Don’t forget - if you have questions about products or scrapbooking ideas, email me or check us out at www.scrapbookfinds.com.

Making Scrapbooking Quick and Easy: Scrapbooking Kits & Clubs

February 26th, 2007

Dear Scrapbooking Queens,

So admit it.  If you are reading this, there has to be some part of you that LOVES scrapbooking.  Whether you love creating, being crafty, organizing your photos, or recording your memories, there has to be some reason that scrapboooking is a part of your live.  For me it has been a combination of everything that makes this one of my passions.  But what happens when you work full-time or take care of your family full-time and don’t have the time to shop, plan, and carry out this scrapbooking dream?  One of the great ways that I have found to follow your scrapbooking heart is to let someone else do most of the work for you.  Hence, the scrapbooking kits and clubs are born. 

Now most of you are probably thinking that this sounds like an expensive venture or maybe you love being creative on your own.  Well, once you find out a little more about these kits and clubs, you might start changing your tune.  I have decided to summarize some of my favorites giving you the lowdown on costs and what they all include (Keep in mind that there are hundreds of kit clubs out there).  Many of these are like an actual club where you pay monthly and are sent a kit to complete several layout and pages, instructions included.  Others, you can order a kit whenever you wish, but usually end up paying a little more.  Just remember the best part about this whole idea is that someone else is doing most of the planning and shopping for you and it can come right to your door.  All you do is use all the supplies sent to you, your own little creativity, and you become the scrapbooking goddess you aspire to be!

 

Kits Clubs

Cost

Shipping

What it includes

Subscription

Extras

www.2jills.com $24.99 – 28.99 per kit, other projects $2.99 and up
$4.80
10-12+ sheets of paper/cardstock, matching embellishments, ribbons and tools included (like foam letters, stamps etc.) No, but new kits offered each month, different projects available throughout the year
Check out their “projects to go” - you get all the supplies to make calendars, books, and much more.
www.amillionmemories.com
$24.95-29.95 (kits are less if you order 3 to 6 months in advance
$5.00
8-10 sheets or paper/cardstock, rub-ons, chipboard, ribbon, stamps, and album (like a mini album or book) in each kit 1, 3, & 6 month subscriptions
You can buy other products or add-ons to their kits on their website
www.scrapgoods.com
$34.50 – 41.50 per kit plus tax
$3.85 to $8
The kit is a surprise each month, but hints are on the website.  These kits offer twice as much paper and more embellishments than most other kits I have seen
2, 6, and 12 month subscriptions
You can customize your kit each month and pay for the “featured gadget” of the month.  You can also “skip” a month and continue the next month
www.littleredscrapbook.com
$20-25 per kit
$6/kit
12 patterned papers, 6 cardstocks, 4-8 embellishments.  There are usually 3 add-ons (embellishment-$10, ribbon-$5, and stamp-$12) that coordinate.
1,3 and 6 month memberships
They also have clubs for their add-ons each month (like a stamp club, etc.)
www.lifepreserversclub.com
$17.50-20.50/kit
$5-6/kit
Standard kit: at least 6 sheets cardstock, 4 sheets patterned/double sided paper. Mega kit: least 10 sheets cardstock, 8 sheets patterned/double sided paper. All come with coordinating embellishments Yes – you may cancel at any time
Their “starboard rewards” points are given for making consecutive kit purchases and can be cashed in for cool supplies.
www.theredlily.com
$22.95-26.95/month
$5.75/kit
8 cardstock, 6 patterned paper sheets, coordinating embellishments
1,3 and 6 month memberships
You can add-on to your kits and no extra shipping is charged.
www.scrapbookobsessions.com $34.95 – 42.95/month
 
10+ patterned paper and cardstock, embellishments include distressing kits, paints, chipboard, stamps, ribbon, flowers, & metal 1, 6, 12 month
The newsletter with the kit is amazing with page layouts, page title and quote ideas, and how to techniques!
www.scrapsinabox.com $23.50-25.50/month
$5.50/kit
10+ patterned paper and cardstock, embellishments include ribbons, tools, fibers, buttons, brads, stamps, etc. 1, 3 month
Very unique embellishments
www.memorycreators.com $21.95 – 24.95/kit
$420-6.05/kit
10+ patterned paper and cardstock and embellishments (stickers, stamps, clips, brads, ribbon, flowers, rub-ons, etc.) 1 month or as long as you like
 
www.scrapbookmailbox.com
$20.95-22.95/kit
$5.00/kit
15+ papers, 3-4+ different kinds of embellishments
 
 
www.scrapbooksociety.com
$32.99-34.99/kit
$6.00/kit
6-8+ papers, lots of embellishments 1 month trial, 6 or 12 month
 
www.scrapbookchalet.com
$19.95 – 23.95/month
$5.50/kit
6-10+ patterned paper, 4+ cardstock, 6+ embellishments
1, 3, 6 month (I like how this one allows you tp pay for 3 or 6 months in advance so you are only charged once Cute add-on projects
www.paperposies.com
$34.00-42.00/month
$5.00/kit
10+ patterned paper, 10+ cardstock, 10+ embellishments, 5 ribbons (1 yard each!), 1 altered project included too 1,3,6 month
This kit club by far surpasses any other with the amount of “stuff” you get.

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Latest and Greatest - Deal of the Week: Kits

(These kits are not from kit clubs.  They are one-time purchase kits available at any time.)

 

Jo-Ann Scrap Essentials 12×12 Kit - $29.99 $14.99
(Kit Contains:
* 1 12″x12″ Post-bound scrapbook with 10 sheet protectors
* 30 double sided printed card stock sheets
* 10 tags
* 10 printed frames with sentiment centers
* 5 title blocks
* 2 alphabet stickers
* 2 phrase sticker sheets
* 20 12″ printed borders
* 20 silver brads
* 15 solid photo mats
* 15 1 1/2″ squares
* 6 fibers, 1 yard each)

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Making Memories Simply Fab Mini Book Kit 5×7″ - Brooke - $9.99 $6.99
So much more than supplies, so much less than a hassle. Pick up a Mini Book KitTM and you’ll receive a 5″ x 7″  book with a variety of stickers and charmed plaques ideal for highlighting 4″ x 6″ photos.
     
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Creating Keepsakes 12″x12″ All In One Scrapbooking Kit  $20.00 $13.99
This all inclusive scrapbooking kit includes solid textured cardstock, pattern papers, punch-out sheets, rub-on alpha sheet, rub-on phrase sheet, vellium quote sheets and 12 layout ideas. Pages are spiral bound for easy removal with each category tabbed for quick identification.

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Enjoy your great deals this month and your scrapbooking kits.  Let me know about your experiences with kits and send me any great ones you find!

Your Scrapbooking Guru,

Robin
robin@scrapbookfinds.com
ScrapbookFinds.com

P.S. Don’t forget – if you have questions about products or scrapbooking ideas, email me or check us out at http://www.scrapbookfinds.com/.