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Impress Your Friends and Family With Your Craftiness

By:John Savage

Stamping crafters are one-of-a-kind creatures. The arrival of the holidays brings on a binge of frenzied stamping episodes, but friends and family members look forward to receiving cards and gifts that are created from the heart.

Stamping is a great hobby, but may be costing you a great deal. Are you having trouble affording your pastime? Here are some secrets that will help you save money and create even more unique products to boot!

1. Use what you have
As much as we all like to shop, we donít have to leave the house to find supplies that make great stamping supplies. Hey, dig around in your cupboards and refrigerator instead of heading for the nearest crafters outlet. After all, what would make a better apple stamp than an apple half? Wrapping paper, maps, and newspapers can make wonderful backgrounds for your stamping projects. Explore, enjoy and save money!

2. Make your own
Take a few moments to research recipes and instructions to make your own products like: stamps, ink, paper, envelopes, and stamp cleaner. In a few hours you may be able to keep a few extra bucks in your purse, and have a lot of creative fun in the process.

3. Recycle
Recycling isnít just for saving our environment. It can be a valuable tool to cut costs from your hobby expense list. Think about all of the ďoldĒ things lying around the house that you could use in place of stamping ink: lipstick, eye make-up, markers... Donít toss out your childrenís old craft supplies. You may have a gold mine that can be excavated and reused as stamping products.

4. Get on the computer
The wonders of technology are amazing! You can visit discount craft stores across the continent in the blink of an eye. Donít be afraid to stay home and shop for the best deals. Computers can also be used to print out patterns or to print cards that you can spice up with stamps. Compute your way to a fuller bank account.

5. Shop Smart
Craft stores are known to charge exorbitant prices for items that can be purchased at office supply stores, Wal Mart or dollars stores at an amazingly discounted price. If you find yourself in need of an item that can only be purchased at a craft store, use coupons and check the clearance aisles for the best deals.

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