Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thrifty Thursday at ScrapTiffany

Today I get to share with you some money saving tips. In these times of hardships we are always on the look-out for things around the house that we can use in our scrapbooking needs. I found that pop-ups can get really expensive, even with our coupons! So, I found on the internet something we can use to replace those expensive pop-outs!
Mounting tape is one way to go.
It runs about 3.99-4.99 and we can use coupons at Michaels and Joanns. What I really love about using this is that it is HEAVY DUTY! The only negative about this is that it's not thick enough. I usually double it up, it's still a good deal because you can cut it any length you wish.

If you really love the pop-out to come out then I have another money saving tip for you. Styrofoam! It is at least three times thicker than the mounting tape!!! 

Another great thing about using styrofoam is that you can cut it ANY size you want!!! 

I found candy on styrofoam by the pound and decided to use the styrofoam for popping-out. I use the Quick Adhesive from Scotch to glue the styrofoam.

I LOVE the super popped-out look! Since I found the styrofoam with candy I was not that concerned about contamination issues; I still cleaned it really good. If you do decide to use the styrofoam that comes with other food products please make sure you clean it good. Use some bleach to really get it clean. Here is a really simple card I made.... I wish you could see how the super pop-out looks. If you look close at the shadows you can tell it works awesome!!! 

And, as promised on ScrapTiffany, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this cute card!!

Don't forget to come back and check to see if you won it tomorrow!!


sillyp said...

Thank you for the great tips. The card is adorable. Thank you for a chance to win the card.

Celeste B. said...

Thanks for the wonderful tips, and such a cute card!!! TFS! :)

Jessica Wekenman said...

Great money saving tips! Love the card, too!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So cute! I love the scotch glue, it really holds!

teachU14 said...

Great tips... I also use fun foam to help make things pop. You can get a bunch from Walmart for $5.

HappyExpressions said...

Super cute card! I have used the foam when I ran out of pop ups once. Great tip!