Friday, October 19, 2012

trunk or treat 2011 {a scrapbook layout}

Thanks so much for all your kind comments on my last post-you guys are the best!
I wanted to share a "budget layout " with you today. I'm pretty thrifty {aka cheap}, so I tend to use everything that comes in kits-even scraps!
For this layout I used 2 two inch scraps of paper and some leftover bling from the Halloween kit I worked with for my guest designer layouts. I added a few cardstock stickers and brads from Wal-Mart's $1 scrapbook bin, some leftover Thickers; did a little border punching and called it a day.
This layout used less than $5 in materials but I LOVE how it turned out:

Side A:

I used my Martha Stewart spider web punch (purchased at TJ Maxx for $3.99!!) on the scraps of patterned paper and added some bling to highlight each web.


Next I added a bat border cut out using an EK Success punch that I got on clearance last year at Michael's.


Side B:


I absolutely love this Halloween collection for Wal-Mart's $1 bin-I still have a ton leftover to use for other layouts.


There you have it-scrapbooking the thrifty way!
How do you save money scrapbooking??
Have a great weekend!

18 comments:

  1. looks awesome!

    have a great weekend!

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  2. Sometimes less is more, you've shown that perfectly! Love all of the punch work.

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  3. I am loving that spider web punched border!! Great job! ;)

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  4. What a cute page!! I love the detail of the little bats around the border. I'm a follower now!

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  5. Love how you added some sparkle to the web border and how it plays off of the punched border at the bottom. Cute little trail of embellishments too!

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  6. Love that bat punch! I came over from the 2Ps thread and followed your blog :).

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  7. The bats at the bottom at a great touch to the page.

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  8. I love the spiderweb punch with the gems, what an awesome price. It's so fun to create a great layout without spending a fortune!

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  9. Cute halloween page, love the bats :)

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  10. Adorable layout on a budget!
    I see what you mean about great minds think alike ;) :)

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  11. Great multi photo layouts! I love your style!

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  12. This is awesome! The brads and the border punch are both so cute! And of course, I love that it is so thrifty :)

    I'm always trying to save money scrapping. I try to use the negative and positives of my die cuts so nothing goes to waste, and I keep all of my scraps, because you never know when they will come in handy!

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  13. Great 2 pager! This turned out great. Love that you got so many photos on the page. Cool bat and spider web punches. I feel like I've been stalking TJ Maxx and Marshalls lately. I love finding cool $3.99 punches there. I'm hoping they will have some MS Christmas punches soon. :)

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  14. this is simply perfect! It can get so crazy with how much money can go into creating a sinlge layout, but you've proved that it doesn't have to be the case!

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  15. I love the layout of your pictures! So cute, and $3.99 for that punch? Awesome! I always use coupons, and shop online when there are free shipping deals :)

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  16. Love those fun borders and all the little details! Great page for a great price!

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