Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Stamp to spend?

Some of my fellow demonstrators are taking part in a Stamp to Spend challenge, which you can either use as a way of controlling your spending, or as a way of justifying your addiction – whichever way you want to look at it!

The idea is that, for every project you create (card, scrapbook page, altered item etc), you “earn” a certain amount to spend on more crafting supplies. This is both a great way to get you using your current supplies and makes you feel a lot better about spending when you do splash out. And every card you make and send is at least £1.20 (and usually much more than that) that you’ve saved on a shop-bought card.

You could go for a simple £1 per item, or a less straightforward system, such as:

£1 per card
£2 per altered item
£3 per scrapbook page

Some are going for more generous budgets (£5 per scrapbook page) or more ambitious targets (£15 for every 10 cards made). Just change the numbers to suit your budget.

I haven’t decided if I’m taking up this challenge just yet but if I did, I could have earned myself a couple of quid to spend with this easy peasy altered candle-holder. In fact, rub-ons are soooooo easy to use that I can’t imagine there being a difficult rub-ons project. The glass candle-holder was really cheap and came from Home Bargains or Wilko (I can’t remember, have been hoarding it a while). The rub-on went on very easily and should stay there as long as I don’t do anything stupid to it like stick it in a dishwasher. And there's little chance of that as I don't have one! 

Supplies: Hidden Garden Blossoms rub-ons

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1 comment:

  1. that's an interesting idea!! Certainly one that I could go along with!! ;-)


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