Sunday, June 22, 2008

Beat the Recession - Buy Paper in Bulk

Buy Discount Bulk Cardstock (save your money for your gas tank)

With the news of job lay-offs and home mortgage problems and foreclosures, it would seem that finding ways to save money make sense this summer. Plus, the outrageous gas prices are just eating into many of our budgets. Don't let these things take away from your passion for scrappin!

One recession beating tactic is to buy bulk crafts and scrapbook products, such as discount-priced bulk cardstock. If you like to create 12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11 scrapbooks, there are many colors and types of bulk cardstock or multi-sheet packs to choose from.

Here are some examples of ways to save money when you are buying cardstock:

Paper Accents 12 x 12 papers - bulk packs of 25 sheets for $4.19 per package. With dozens and dozens of colors to choose from, you won't run out of ideas when you see all the colors and types of paper available. There are also scrapbooking paper packs of 8.5 x 11 papers from this and other manufacturers.

Colormates 8.5 x 11 bulk packs: 50 sheets/pack for $10.49, but the price is lowered for buying multiple packs.

And for textured papers, you can find bulk packages, too - such as this 80 lb. chex textured cardstock pack of 25 sheets for $13.49 (again, there are so many colors to look at, I am only showing one here):

And of course, there are the Bazzill Basics bulk cardstock papers in various scrapbook-ready sizes and colors.

Saving Money When You Buy Scrapbook Paper

If you are buying patterned or double-sided scrapbook papers it is wise to buy them by the pack or as a paper collection: Paper collections, paper packs or paper pads from top brands, such as BasicGray, Anna Griffin, Cosmo Cricket, Daisy D's, Deja Views, EK Success, K & Company, Making Memories, Masterpiece Stemma, Scenic Route Papers, and many more, are multiple sheet packages of scrapbooking and craft paper (slightly different than scrapbook kits, which usually have paper plus embellishments such as stickers included). These allow you to buy more paper and spend less money. Some of these are just gorgeous for summer scrapbooks!

BasicGray 6x6 paper pads - Perhaps

BasicGray - 12 x 12 paper collection pack - Euphoria

Here is a last example, and it's on sale right now (for $7.69!) - DelightFul Collection Paper pack by Little Yellow Bicycle:

So, hopefully with these discounts, sales and bulk priced papers, you can beat the heat, beat the recession and still make some beautiful scrapbooks this summer!