Friday, July 16, 2010

Great Cheap Ideas for Scrappers..

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Just the other day as i was scratching my head trying to figure out where to get a Bingo card for my layout  it gets me thinking..to create, invent or better still print it out!!! Yeah since i have basically everything at home, lappy-check, printer-check, so it's as easy as 1,2,3. Surf the net for Bingo card images (boy..they were a lot to choose from!!lol) so i settled with a few that capture my heart, save it n print it!!! voila!! i got meself not one but 12 printed cards. Just perfect.
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And then i came across few amazing crafters blog that like to used Seam Binding instead of ribbons. Well that gets me thinking too. It looks vintage and way too cool than the normal colourful ribbons which i cud never get the right colour or texture. I asked Mr Hubby if he cud find it for me and yes he did found it at a nearby cash n carry shop. It was really cheap too! Less than RM2 for at least 8 metres. I was overjoyed!!! I soaked a few yards in tea stain, the rest in acrylic paint. I have been playing around and experimenting all day long!
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Finally, i have my old schoolmate who is also into crafting but her specialty is crochet. I meet her yesterday and before the meet up told her that i wanted few flowers in various sizes. She did this amazing crochet flowers for me. U can find her here.

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So that's it for today, a few cheap amazing findings which is a great inspiration to moi...:)

7 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

Excelente.... perfecto....good on ya!!....oh gosh... i love the crochet flowers....so gorgeous... nice on cards too....love it... i think i know how to...but forgotten as its been ages since last I did... ha ha...need to brush up!!!...lucky you babe...have a good weekends...xx

teacher jessy said...

Wow you are a busy bee when it comes to craft!! That's a good thing to see though, saving memories for the future to enjoy! I love the BIngo cards you have & those seam binding flower is beautiful. I have been meaning to find crochet flowers locally & thanks for sharing where to get them, those are beautifully made!!

Amelia Khalik said...

Lynnda..hey sis, u shud brush up on ur talent lah. Imagine if u cud make ur own flowers or trimming..isnt it amazing?

Jessy..hv contacted my friend. She'll make more of those flowers n will text me when it's ready. i'll get back to u soon :)

Chowchow said...

Brilliant idea with the seams Amelia. The crochet flowers are a great idea too.

Blossom inch said...

Hi! Thanks for sharing and the crochet flowers are nice..I wanted to make them but too busy on other things...making your own embellishments are fun!

Cheers
yuzz

Sharon Corn said...

Thank you for sharing this tip. What printer do you use?

I've already messaged your crochet friend. (=

Amelia Khalik said...

Mich, i find using seams more of my thing than ribbons..save a lot too!! lol

Yuz, yeah..ur good at sewing n such right, why not make ur own. Show me once u've had time making them..:)

Hi sharon, only cheap one mah..epson that is less than rm300!! But it gets the job done n the colour doesnt bleed.

Great that u ctc her. Her crochet flowers are cool..:)