Tuesday, July 28, 2009

thrifty

Everyone seems to be cutting back these days. I decided to challenge myself and see how much I could make with a limited amount of supplies.
I purchased:
4 sheets of Making Memories Giggle Kids double sided paper = $3.96
1 pack Making Memories
Giggle Kids embellishments = $2.98 (used a coupon)
Total out of pocket cost = $6.94
I supplemented the rest from my stash. (cardstock, letters, ink, adhseive and stamps). From this I was able to create 4 layouts. After I finished the pages, I used my scraps to create 15 quick cards. That's pretty economical and now I have tons of cards for all the birthday parties my boys get invited to. Challenge yourself this month to try this with your WIP Kit. how many pages can you make? How many cards can you whip out with the scraps? With all the money that you save in greeting card purchases, you'll be able to buy some new CHA goodies when they come out!









9 comments:

LisaNRoxy said...

You go girl!! Great job - love all the layouts - they look lush and you used minimal supplies. I adore the cards too. I need to stach up on cards so I have them ready to go. Thansk Laina!

Jewel said...

LOVE this! I just bought a few pieces of the same paper so now I know what I will do with it!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

As if you didn't already blow me away with you're designs.... now you do it on a budget too! Love em all!

Colleen said...

go laina go!!

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

awesome layouts and all of those cards - wowzers!! your rock girl - thx for the inspo on a budget! :) smiles, m-

emelyn said...

I LOVE LOVE the cards!! What a great idea! My kids get invited to a bunch and it would be great to have them already made up. LOVE the layouts, too!

Sandy said...

I just love your style, Laina! I am so lifting these LO's and your DT stuff, love the clean lines! I really need to get some of this paper from A's!

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Beautiful layouts and those cards are amazing!!! :-)

Jana Eubank said...

Holy toledo!!! Girl, you stretched big time! And everything looks FAB!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!