Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DIY craft

Last post for today...I know that many mummies out there has limited budget but are always looking out for good scrapbook deals so that their $$ goes a longer way.So I'm sharing some DIY scrapbooking tips which can help to save some $$.....

1) Get a pack of transparencies. They are inexpensive and you can use them to make your own stencils, overlay and albums covers or even dividers!So how do you make your own stencils? 

Well, instead of die-cutting paper, I cut them on transparency using my Silhouette Cameo. Many people will wonder if it will spoil the Cameo blade. So far I've been using 0.15mm thickness transparency with blade 4 setting under cardstock and they have been working great for me. No horrible stories of blunt blade at all.

We know that overlay is one of the new craze at CHA show. If you don't have extra cash to indulge in overlay, transparency or clear plastic which you can get from Popular book store will also work just as well. As a matter of fact, it is better this way cause you are also making full use of your stamps :)

**Just a slight pointer..... in this picture below, I use Staz On Opaque but if you have Momento Luxe in Wedding Dress it will work great too!

Finally, for those who have silhouette cameo, don't just use it for die cuts. Make your very own tags, tabs, labels, wordings etc with their printable function. See all these pretty stuffs below? They are all from Silhouette software. I have printed it out on non acid white card stock paper and cut them out myself.

I have recently found out that Maple Treehouse (a local online scrapbook store) carries their own brand of A4 non-acid cardstock. So happy with this find....it means that I don't have to cut up my 12"x12" cardstock to a A4 size in order to fit the print anymore. Additional happiness.....the price is very affordable at $1.50 for 10 sheets too!

So go ahead and try to DIY some stuffs. 

I have enjoyed it very much as it means I'm personalising my pages. 

Thank you for visiting and have a great week ahead!

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