Wednesday Sponsor Giveaways : Paper Relics, Shabby Chic Crafts, & Scrap Etc. Events


Paper Relics is the online shop of designer Hope Wallace . Paper Relics features enchanting & whimsical greetings, ephemera, stamps and more for both paper and digital artists. You can learn more about Hope by visiting her blog here. I especially liked her post about "nostalgic creativity."

In addition to what she is giving away below, Hope is extending 10% off anything in her shop through April 14th, 2009. Use the code "happyday."

Here's what Hope is generously offering up today:


One person will receive a set of custom return address labels, design of your choice (select from designs here).


One person will receive one antique paper bundle and 3 of their most popular collage sheets as shown.


Three people will receive 4 digital kits of their choice (shown above).


Shabby Chic Crafts Journaling Tags ad

Shabby Chic Crafts is run by Veronica and her husband Albert. They specialize in designer, handmade, high quality, scrapbooking paper products including tags, journaling tags, and embellishments. For more on Shabby Chic Crafts visit their blog here.

One winner will receive six new tag sets of their choice.

Shabby Chic Crafts is also looking for a few guest designers. If you are interested in learning more email them at [email protected]



Scrap Etc. Events : One person will receive a spot at the Scrap Etc Event in Atlanta, GA from April 30th through May 2nd, 2009 (does not include airfare or accommodations). This is one of the top events in the country and features workshops from Margie Romney-Aslett, Jenni Bowlin, Jessica Sprague, Melodee Langworthy, Gretchen McElveen, and Elizabeth Kartchner. Ticket includes all 6 workshops, all activities during the event, and 2 socials. Value $399.

NOTE : If this event is something that you could realistically attend based on your location please note that in your comments below. I will pull them out and do a separate drawing for those able to make the event.


To be entered into today's drawing leave a comment below sharing a frugal scrapbooking tip (if you don't have one that's cool too - just leave a scrapbooking tip). Comments will be closed at 8pm Pacfic with the winners posted shortly after.

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  1. Cristina

    2009-04-08 12:07:45 -0700

    if i'm mating a large picture i cut out the inside of the mat to use for something else on the page! :)

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  2. Carrie

    2009-04-08 12:08:40 -0700

    One of the easiest things I do is to save my scraps and use them on future layouts!

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  3. Diane

    2009-04-08 12:08:49 -0700

    I make alot of my own embellishments from felt. Felt seems just right now - charming, retro and great colors. Owls and trees are my fav right now.

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  4. Rebeckah

    2009-04-08 12:11:10 -0700

    One of the ways I'm frugal in scrapping is I often scan in birthday card designs to decorate the birthday pages... I love to keep the signatures and well wishes of from the person... a great way to document their writing.

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  5. Marie M.

    2009-04-08 12:11:43 -0700

    My furgal tip: If you don't have the right color staple for your layout, just use a sharpie to color the staples.

    * edited 08/11/14 05:28AM
  6. Tammy Eberhard

    2009-04-08 12:13:20 -0700

    I don't know if you have seen the House of 3 website as of yet, but by purchasing the digital design on their site, & downloading it onto cardstock allows you to use it on multiple, multiple things... unlike a piece of paper that obviously can only be used one time. To add to this you can use the design both digitally & on paper. You can even use part of a design! So many uses for one design. Fun to learn a new digi technique as well & the ladies @ House of 3 make it so easy! There are a lot of other opportunities on the internet to do the same - Ali I know you have one where your digital designs are available too!
    Sure would love to attend the Scrap Etc. event. A dream come true.

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  7. Shelley

    2009-04-08 12:14:31 -0700

    my frugal tip... don't hoard! as much as i would love it.. my budget just does not warrant it.. i tend to go to my LSS - with a list and a LO in mind.. (oh and being on the DT for the LSS is frugal too.. i get lots o' free stuff!) (and i could find my way to atlanta very easily!!!)

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  8. valerie g.

    2009-04-08 12:20:04 -0700

    my tip- in anything paper can and will be used. with that being said- i LOVE to use bright packaging from any items- i just finished a page where punched hearts were from a polka dot lipgloss package that was a stocking stuffer from christmas.
    my other fun tip- is i save ALL of my clear emblishment sticker holders- i love the look of acetate and stamping over photos- and these little scraps save me money on items.

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  9. Justin V.

    2009-04-08 12:20:37 -0700

    For me, the only way to be frugal is to not even go into the stores...and to use what I already have, of course!

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  10. Emily

    2009-04-08 12:23:12 -0700

    I go to antique stores and look for buttons...usually there will be huge jars of cool and unique antique buttons for a low price! These give my scrapbook pages and crafts extra oomph and a vintage touch.

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  11. Tara Furnas

    2009-04-08 12:29:13 -0700

    Hmm frugal. Use your scraps of paper to make cards or use them as a collage background.

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  12. Kim Edsen

    2009-04-08 12:30:07 -0700

    Watch for sales! I try to stock up on adhesives & basic colored cardstock (white, black, browns) when they are on sale to save $$$ in the long run.

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  13. Michele Rosner

    2009-04-08 12:31:18 -0700

    Use the stuff you have instead of hoarding it...either that, or go digital and then you can hoard it and use it over and over.

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  14. Anna-Marie

    2009-04-08 12:31:24 -0700

    I save everything too! Before scrapping I did a lot of collage, and everything has a use. Plus I collect thigs that catch my eye out of magazines, or things like a pretty patterned paper napkin. I put them in notebooks with pocket pages so I can flip the pages and see what I have.

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  15. andrea g.

    2009-04-08 12:32:45 -0700

    hmmmm....frugal tip: I always save my paper scraps and organize them by color in {free} pizza boxes. And I could totally go to the event in Atlanta - I live in Charlotte. And my birthday is at the end of the month, too. Now THAT would be an awesome 40th birthday.

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  16. Tanya

    2009-04-08 12:33:46 -0700

    What great giveaways today!!
    My frugal tip is to go green on your layouts and cards (evry once in a while.) I have used ripped pieces of white net bag from garlic & pieces of the green net bag from tomatoes, twist ties work great for attaching embellishments to chipboard letters. Packaging can also be repurposed- make a " transparency " with Staz on, stamps & a plastic thickers bag. I also agree that to use your stash is the best way to be a frugal scrapper.

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  17. Kasey V

    2009-04-08 12:41:25 -0700

    I like to cut out designs from pattern pappers to create embellishments. I like to use a craft knife instead of scissors for this.

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  18. Jacqueline

    2009-04-08 12:44:15 -0700

    I sometimes create a background with watercolor crayons and a wet paintbrush and some paintpens to create doodles. Of course this is not frugal if you don't have the watercolor crayons already. I love the collage scraps and I love to make collages out of my own photo's. That is sort of a frugal collage tip though. Then I don' have to find and buy copyright free images (though if I don't post them it doesn't matter)

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  19. Jenny K. from Puyallup

    2009-04-08 12:46:40 -0700

    My best frugal scrapbooking tip is to shop your stash rather than buy the latest and greatest all the time. And, look on the net for ideas and inspiration.

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  20. Kelly Stewart

    2009-04-08 12:54:49 -0700

    My best tip is to go "shopping" at your friend's "scrapbook store" ie: their stash and then share yours. My twin sister Kathy lives in Atlanta and has always been very generous with her stash. I would love to suprise her and come scrap together at the event as I live in Michigan and haven't seen her in forever. Please consider me.

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  21. Brooke

    2009-04-08 12:57:49 -0700

    I reuse EVERYTHING! I keep all of my scraps, they're all organized by color, and will use them before using a brand new piece of paper. This is starting to backfire on me though because I have SO much paper and am not really using it because I'm using scraps! Frugal though :)
    I would love to win but can't make it to ATL. The other stuff is great though :)

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  22. Angela M.

    2009-04-08 13:00:03 -0700

    A frugal scrapbooking tip I have is use what you have before buying new stuff!

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  23. TJ

    2009-04-08 13:00:10 -0700

    These are lame, but they are all I've got.
    Frugal scrapbooking tip 1 - be sure your stash is organized as cheaply possible.
    Frugal scrapbooking tip 2 - always shop your stash before a project.
    Frugal scrapbooking tip 3 - Make a list of what you need. Take it shopping and stick to it.

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  24. Jane Greene

    2009-04-08 13:00:22 -0700

    I save most scraps and use punches to create pieces that my young granddaughters can use in their "designing" They love to work beside thier mother and me during our creative endeavors! When they have thier own stash of shapes to chose from they fell very important - and they are - they are the fourth generation of scrappers in our family ! Jane G.

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  25. TJ

    2009-04-08 13:00:35 -0700

    Lame but shop your stash make a list stick to it.

    * edited 08/11/14 05:28AM
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