Thoughts at the moment: "What next to do on my scrapbook?"
So, I just finished on my weekend scrapbook session and decided to blog about finding cheap scrapbooking supplies. I am currently completing a "My Baby's First Year" scrapbook, which I aim to finish before BabyLove's first birthday. However, this post is not intended for the scrapbooking I am making. Don't worry, I will share it with you on future posts. ;)
Anyway. On to the real topic. Scrapbooking supplies bought from craft stores (or in our case bookstores because there aren't a lot of craft stores here in the Philippines) could be really pricey. Originally, scrapbooks were made from, well, "scraps". Literally. It's just recently that ready-made scrapbook supplies available for fast and easy scrapbook making. So, if you want to save your cash for scrapbook supplies, read on.
Let's start with the backgrounds of your scrapbook pages. I personally prefer using gift wrapping paper as they come in wide range of designs. You can choose from plain colored wrappers to those with fun, whimsical designs on them. And sometimes, they come in cheaper than ready-made, pre-cut backgrounds sold individually. Sometimes, one background would cost to a whole sheet of wrapping paper. Yikes!
Now, the most important of all scrapbooking supplies: Embellishements. Embellishments is what gives beauty to any scrapbook. Aside from keepsakes and momentos you attach to your scrapbook, you can purchase stickers and handmade cards from the store. However, before you head on to the bookstore to grab one for your scrapbook, hold it right there! Did you know you can buy some of them, of exact same types and styles? A lot of Filipinos are familiar with this place, as this is where they get items for cheap when bought in wholesale. Yes, you got it right... Divisoria!
|168 Shopping Mall|
Divisoria is a place you can find almost everything you need -- crafts, hardware, clothing, shoes, etc. Some nearby malls are also available for your frugal shopping, for those who don't want to brave into the crowded streets of Divisoria. Don't want to believe me? Well, check out my photos below.
|Stickers and Handmade cards for Embellishment|
See? They sell the exact same things for double the price in bookstores. In bookstores, they are sold for more than P50.00 (that is a little over a dollar) each. But, in Divisoria, they sell these for, at the most, P20.00 each, that's around 50 cents. Those on top are sponge stickers, while the 6 on the bottom are handmade cards.
Aside from the stickers, here are cute little punchers that I also found.
I was only able to get half of the whole set. The box had 10 cute punchers. The total price is only P200 (approx. $5) for the whole set. Ain't they cute?
See how much you could save on scrapbooking supplies, if only you look in the right places? I hope this inspires other aspiring scrapbookers who are on a budget. Kindly leave any questions you may have, and I will do my best to help you out.
Luvs and Cheers! Add it to your boards!