If you love to scrap book like I do, then you know that it can become a pretty expensive habit if you let it. If you know how to shop for scrap booking supplies, then it doesn’t have to be such an expensive habit.
Of course we all know that we can find deals on eBay, but did you know you can find a lot of deals for scrap booking items. You can find tools, storage, paper, stickers and anything else that you might need. The best way to find deals is to check often. Head on over to the eBay website and go to the craft category. Then click on scrap booking and paper crafts. You can then sort the items to ending soonest. Scroll around and look at all the auctions ending. If you get up at odd hours, check the list again. I have found some great deals this way. Sticker sheets for 30 cents total price with free shipping. A cutter tool that I had been wanting was found for more then 75% off on eBay.
Creative Memories Site
Something that I just recently found was creative memories. I never realized how great their products actually are. I thought all tools were made the same, so it didn’t matter who made them. I was wrong to say the least. Creative memories tools are really top notch. I had the opportunity to play with all their tools a few days ago and to say I was impressed is an understatement. They are a little pricy, but it’s worth it. My favorite part of the website is their clearance site. You can find some great products that are on clearance. Some of their tools are up to half off which can be an awesome deal for you.
When you go to your local craft store, check out their clearance section. If you have more then one craft store like we do here in Michigan, then check out each one. Tell yourself, you’re only going to buy clearance items. You will always find stickers in the clearance section and you can often find other things as well. Albums, tools and a lot more if you just look around.
Each week I get coupons for at least 2 of the craft stores here. The coupons are always the same. 40% off one item not on sale or clearance. So if you looking for a big ticket item and have been waiting for it to go on sale, this is the perfect time for you to purchase that item. With this coupon, you will make it cheaper then the typical sale price would be. If you have two items that you want and they don’t seem to go on sale, then you use the coupon at one store to get an item, and then head to your other store and purchase the other item. Then wait till next week and get another coupon to purchase something else that you have been wanting.
As you can see, scrap booking doesn’t have to break your budget. If you shop smart, you can have all the things that you want. It might take you longer to get all the things you want, but when you’re saving money, who wouldn’t mind waiting a little while.