One of the best buys for me scrapbook wise – was my Sizzix die cut machine, that little red beast is just the BEST thing for me! I have had the same die cut shapes for the machine, for longer than I can remember…since living in Utah! I moved to California – and my little beast broke…ended up having a wonderful scrapbook buddy send me 2 of hers!
The two shapes I end up using for tons of things – my presents, and the balloons! They have saved me more money than I can count – and time from having to cut out individual items! With the balloons, simply add a stamped saying, or – a rub-on! I have used black twine for my strings, as well as floss. I have also used a fine tip black marker, and created the strings in black – being able to customize it a bit easier! I also used scrap papers for the cards!
With the present die cut – you can see the many times I have used this particular die cut, for birthdays as well as Christmas cards! These are the kind of things I have been able to use in order to help save money at this craft!
Another thing you can add to die cuts – are punches! With the balloons above, I used a simple bow punch for all the strings to meet! This is where a hot glue gun comes in handy – being able to glue down the designs easier on the papers you are using!
Challenge – start to create a few cards for your own stash! If you look at your calendar for the month upcoming, it might make it easier for you to start there! Make at least 5 cards for your stash, and share with me what YOU have done!