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Posted 3/29/2013 by susiebee in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 77,380
March 2003
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Posted: 3/29/2013 7:26:36 PM
I've been thinking of starting Project Life, but don't currently have a lot of money to invest to get started. What's the best way to do Project Life on a budget?


PeaNut 15,175
May 2001
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Posted: 3/29/2013 7:49:51 PM
the first thing I invested in was the page protectors, you can buy them and make your own journaling/accent cards with stuff you already have, to me, the divided protectors are what make this type of scrapping unique and super easy. the protectors I am using now are the WRMK ones that I picked up with coupons at Michaels and on clearance at Target! They were a great buy!


PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
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Posted: 3/29/2013 8:01:36 PM
^^^^^^^^^Agree with above. You can definitely get started with page protectors and just use your own stash. If you don't have the money or access to buy page protectors you could always Try this.



PeaNut 10,883
February 2001
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Posted: 3/29/2013 8:02:30 PM
I have ALOT of project life cards from quite a few Becky Higgins kits and could send you a good mix at a good low price if you are interested?


PeaNut 575,419
December 2012
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Posted: 3/29/2013 8:19:44 PM
I don't do project life yet, but I have given it a lot of thought. I think what you mostly need are the divided page protectors. You can use papers and flat embellies from your stash. You can cut your paper into 4x6 and 3x4 sizes. There are lots of downloadable, printable cards and prompts thatyou can find on the Internet and Pinterest. I did a 2 page layout for January of this year in a PL style layout. It turned out like I wanted it to look without the divided page protectors. I have bought the kit from HSN and I am going to use it for my adult daughters' childhood pictures. HTH
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PeaNut 541,550
February 2012
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Posted: 3/29/2013 8:41:02 PM
Another option is to do PL in a photo album instead of the 12x12 binder & protectors.
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PeaNut 345,847
November 2007
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Posted: 3/29/2013 9:33:51 PM
If you are on PIntrest, search for free project life downloads... I know one linked to a blog with many free downloads some of which might be your style. I don't like a completely coordinated kit so I just use the page protectors with other things inside and it works for me.


PeaNut 77,380
March 2003
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Posted: 3/30/2013 9:47:37 AM
Thanks for all the great input! I think that the first thing I'll do is invest in some page protectors and go from there. I did a search for free project life printables on the web and pinterest and found a ton....guess that would also be a great place to start!


PeaNut 567,699
September 2012
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Posted: 3/30/2013 11:20:58 AM
Too bad you didn't watch HSN on Monday.. They had the entire PL system for $49.99 plus $6 shipping but you could have done flex pay ($24 a month for 2 payments) the kit included the album, enought page protectors for a year (60 total) & the 616 journaling card kit.. That's about all you would need to create an album on a budget for a year.. It was an amazing deal! I believe they may be sold out at this point but its worth a look.. The price Is now $59 if it isn't sold out with the flex pay option avaible (still a good deal IMO! You can buy the core kits by themselves from amazon for $30 or check the FSOT board sometimes you can find a lot of PL items their really cheap!

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