Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Hidden Treasures of the Craft Stores



Do you make a beeline for the Scrapbooking aisles at Michaels or Hobby Lobby?  I could probably find the scrapbooking aisle of Hobby Lobby blindfolded.

Yet, many of my favorite scrapbooking products are found in other departments.  I put together a little video of 10 favorites from the craft stores that are not found in the scrapbooking department.  You can find goodies in jewelry, fabric, art and general crafting.

What are your favorites to shop for at Michaels, JoAnns or other stores?  How do you use your 40% off coupon?  On this holiday weekend, there are sure to be sales.

I know this summer we are talking about using our stash. Some of these items may already be in your stash for other types of craft projects.  I love it when I can repurpose products I bought for some now abandoned crafting project for my scrapbooking.  These are also super inexpensive so they won't hardly make a dent in your crafting budget.

Watch at YouTube:


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9 comments:

  1. Lisa, I have the circles stencil that you mentioned at about 1:15 to 1:25 into your video. It's Plaid Folk Art painting stencil #30590. I don't think it has a name. I also highly recommend product #30599, which is a flower stencil that I've used a lot. I think this topic would make an excellent class for scrapbooking or mixed media. There are so many items at places other than craft stores - and even some that are laying around the house for free! The world is full of possibilities. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for the numbers. I'll definitely check out the flower stencil on my next trip to Michaels.

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  2. Hey Lisa! To get the newsletter we sign up for the mailing list? Found you after this months scrapinar-you packed some great content into this video. Thank you! I would love to know what cut settings you use with you silhouette and the stencil material. Also, do you have the silhouette stamp material? I have the hardest time with it- would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks again!

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    1. Yes, sign up for the mailing list at the top of the blog sidebar. To cut stencil material on the Silhouette I use the Rhinestone setting and I think the blade is at 6 for that. Works great! I don't have the stamp materials. Kristina Werner did a video on it a few months ago at kwernerdesign.com . I had actually forgotten all about that feature. It didn't look that easy to work with to tell the truth. Anyway, thanks so much for your comments about the Scrapinar. I like to get a lot into my video time.

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  4. Great video - thanks Lisa. I also discovered your blog thanks to your Scrapinar with Lain

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  5. I enjoy finding treasures in other parts of the store as well as other stores, like the hardware store or the dollar store.
    Inspiration is all around us :)

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  6. Great finds and treasures, Lisa! I like to look at the home decor, picture frames, seasonal stuff, but rarely meander into other sections. Now I may have to. :)

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