2.10 Thrifty Thursday - Bling!

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2.10 Thrifty Thursday - Bling!

Post by KimL141 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:10 am

One of my favorite things to add to a layout is BLING! And my favorite way to be thrifty with my bling is to take something like this



And cut it apart to use it all over my layout rather than just keeping it in one piece and only being able to use it on one part of my layout.

In both of these layouts I cut apart my bling swirl in order to have bling through out my page!





And it doesn't just have to be bling swirls that you do this with. The next time you are at your LSS, take a look through the clearance area. If you find ugly bling shapes or words that you would have no use for, think outside the box. Can you use the different bits of bling on your layout by cutting up the ugly designs to make something pretty and save a buck?!?

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Post by Mara on Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:13 am

that is such a good reminder Kim! I have lots of bling like this just sitting around cause it seems like too much1 I will totally have to cut some of it up to actually use it, and I that layout of Laura!

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Post by jennaroo on Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:18 am

Kim - - - -you can also poke holes through most packs those come on because they leave the design behind. Then you center the package on your paper with holes poked through and use a pencil to marked small spots where the holes are kwim??? Then you can buy either the self adhesive or loose bling in the tube and adhere them to your marks that are now in the same design as the one you bought. The bling in the tube is like $3.00 and has lasted me for over a yera and I use it on everything must be over 1,000 peices, lol. Think of how much further that would get you!!!!! You could also create or copy and print a similar pattern off the www and do the same thing!

But I like your idea as well, you pay so much for so little may as well stretch it further!

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Post by Katie on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:22 pm

This is one of my favorite things to do with those big bling flourishes! Great tip, Kim!

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Post by monica on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:36 pm

Great reminder...I love cutting up stuff! Smile

Love the examples!

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Post by KimL141 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:21 pm

Another great bling idea Jenifer!

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Post by Pooky on Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:46 pm

wow, jen fab idea!
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Post by asarasota on Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:33 pm

great idea... I have some Prima with fabric flowers, maybe I should cut them and spread it on two LOs...

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Post by jessicabree on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:33 pm

I never buy these because they are too large for me to imagine using them... but cut up like you do, I love the look! Great tip Very Happy
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Post by Kaymcee on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:41 pm

My scissors love big bling!
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Post by rukristin on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:58 pm

love this tip! I used it today on a layout!!

and I LOVE that layout of Laura!!

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Post by Laura on Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:18 am

1) Great tip.

2) Crap. I hate that picture of me. The hair! :gaaah:

3) Love the layout, though, and I'm thankful that it distracts from my stupid hair Smile

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