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« on: September 11, 2014 10:38:26 PM »

I already took a look at the post of all the scrapbooking links but I am looking for some advice on some best place to buy ephemera lots, or just lot of scrapbooking supplies. I lost all my supplies for I am looking for the best place to buy a lot of different variety of themes and items for not so much. Ive been looking on etsy. Anyone have an actual seller that is the prefer. Ebay has been hopeless so far. Thanks so much in advance! and sorry if I have posted something i shouldn't have.
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016 12:04:34 PM »

Don't know if your still looking for scrap booking supplies, I usually shop at A. C. Moore! I don't know if you can shop online, and actual stores seem to be disappearing in place of Michael's craft stores that are double, if not triple in price!

If all else fails, Walmart.com has pretty good prices for just about anything.

But, if your looking for just a random loot of stuff, check Amazon. They allow sellers like eBay, and are not nearly as pricey for most loots!
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016 05:02:41 AM »

Take a look at stores like Marshalls/Winners/Homesense - I have found many paper packs, embossing folders, punches, dies, stickers, card making kits, stamps, and other paper crafting whatnots there for good prices.  Look also at on-line stores like Simon Says Stamp, FunkieJunkie, and others - they often will have sales on various things, or clearance items too - especially when it is Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Boxing Day.  I have gotten some great stamps at fantastic clearance prices, or whatnot.

I would keep an eye out for thrift stores, garage sales, church sales, and if there are local hospitals, retirement homes, and the like that do sales too - you may be able to find people who are clearing out goodies from their supplies or what not.

If your community has a freecycle network or something like, you can post looking for items or see if anyone is offering anything  - often it is for people wanting to clear out goods, they are free, you just have to pick it up.  I no longer really am part of my local one, but it is how I got a free dishwasher, fireplace goodies, wood, Christmas trees for work, and got rid of things too - beats stuff going to the landfill.

Check out craigslist and kijiji for the same.

You can also check out your local library or used bookstores to get clearance items - I go to the library to get old books for ephemera - sheet music/maps/old coffee table books/magazines/kids books/dictionaries - even some of the vintage card pockets and covers.

See if there are other paper crafters in your area who are willing to get together to do a craft and swap - it's nice to craft in a group - but then you can also pool your resources and share equipment - for example a few people have different dies, then everyone can share and have a larger resource of die cut shapes... if someone works for a local paper archive, maybe share some vintage images, whatever.

Dollar store.... many have great craft sections, and there are some good finds in the housewares or whatever sections too.

I troll the clearance sections of all the stores I go to - it's amazing what can be found sometimes.

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016 06:50:06 PM »

I got my scrapbook papers from Michael's. I used to have a local scrapbooking place, but it closed down. As far as stamps and tools, I go to either Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I've never purchased scrapbooking supplies online so I wouldn't know about it. Have you tried looking at Craiglist? I know a lot of people list their supplies as they are moving. Maybe you can find something local and somewhat cheap.

By the way, if you are interested, I have a lot of extras. Send me a PM and let me know what kind of things you're are looking for.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016 06:26:10 PM »

Our local Target has had some real steals in their dollar bins on scrapbook elements.  I saw someone else posted about Marshall's/TJ Maxx.  Our local store frequently has full kits that include papers/elements/stickers/tapes/etc. for a few bucks a piece.  And I bet if you posted on craigslist or your local facebook yard sale site that you are looking to buy stash lots, you'll get people looking to hand off their unused items!

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