My daughter’s school colors are red, white and blue. It doesn’t get more patriotic than that. Yet, I didn’t have the wits about me to stock up on the color combo at post-Independence Day scrapbook supply sales. Now that I am knee-deep trying to put together a scrapbook documenting her year as a first grader, I could kick myself for not buying more red, white and blue scrapbook paper and supplies. I could have saved a ton of money shopping in the days following the 4th of July holiday. It pains me to think of the discounted background paper and frames in her school colors I could have scored.
Too bad. Now, I will have to sacrifice in other ways to defray the cost of the book. A friend of mine suggested that I create a digital scrapbook in order to save on supplies. While this is a viable option, digital designs require some computer savvy. On the flipside, I’ve heard that it is much more convenient and faster to put together a digital scrapbook, if you are familiar with the design elements and templates.
When was the last time you added up how much it cost to create a single scrapbook? I attempted to do so with the first grade scrapbook I am making for my daughter. In addition to the leather album, I also purchased paper, stickers, stamps, diecuts, and a few other supplies. Had I gone the digital route I could have saved on scrapbook elements and supplies, such as glue and ink.
Another way I could have saved on this monster memory book is to sketch out my layouts so I knew exactly what supplies to get and not overspend on unnecessary items. Had I done this I could have saved on the paper and the frames.
What are other ways you save on scrapbook layouts?