Buying scrapbooking supplies can be fun and an exciting activity. However, if you aren’t careful, its easy to get carried away and get caught out with a large sum at the cash register.
Here are a few of the tips I use when looking for cheap scrapbooking supplies:
Brick and Mortar Stores
Before I go to a craft store, I write out a list of supplies that I need for my current or upcoming project. Whenever I go into a store, I make sure I have this list in my hand and work hard to sticking to this list as close as possible.
This helps me avoid picking up a lot of ‘little extras’ and ensures that I come out with all the supplies that I originally went shopping for. It can be a frustrating experience coming back with lots of extras but not the thing you initially went to buy.
If you can’t help picking up something extra, then go through the clearance bins in your local store. You’ll find a number of cheap scrapbooking items and you’ll get it for a discount. You might also find something you originally came in to purchase!
Just because you have to buy some new supplies, this doesn’t mean you should have to pay more than you have to for them.
You can find a number of inexpensive supplies on various scrapbooking websites. While you could go to a bricks and mortar store to find them, I have always been more successful at finding cheaper supplies online.
There are two reasons for this, firstly, online stores don’t have the overheads of property, rent, and numerous staff to pay. Secondly, I can visit and review ten stores in the time it would take me to walk around one.
So save yourself some time at the same time as money and have a look at some online stores.