Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Hybrid Treasure Box

Sarah here, and today I wanted to do something different for my post. In the past few months I've shared some projects that I've worked on but today I want to show you where a lot of the inspiration for my hybrid projects come from.

I have a tub that I limit myself to (otherwise it could probably take over the house) and it's jam packed with future hybrid goodies. I pick stuff up at the dollar store or in the dollar sections of some of my favorite stores. Sometimes I buy items for specific projects in mind, and sometimes it's a pure trash to treasure kind of thing. Here's what it looks like (notice I didn't say the tub had to

Now a little bit about the things in it and where I found them.

First envelopes and cello bags. I have both large and small cello bags and then a variety of envelopes in A2 size and 3"x3". The cello bags are great for treat bags and I also use them for storage of my envelopes and other items.

These brown gift bags are shopping bags from a couple of stores that I frequent and of course plain brown paper lunch bags for making paper bag albums bought at any grocery store or discount store.

Odd and ends food containers that I thought might make a cute base for a project.

Chipboard coasters, perfect for albums. The square ones were actually a special order but the round ones are from a dollar bin.

I think these chipboard tags and books marks have the promise of being great albums some day. Again bought for a dollar each.

Badge holders make such cute mini albums and I love that you can buy them in both horizontal and vertical so that you can make a landscape or portrait album.

These are just a couple of basic clipboards that I have projects in mind for. These were each right around $1.00.

Finally the pencils and round magnet are items that I picked up in the dollar bin that I thought might come in handy. The rectangle magnets were given to me by a friend and have a self adhesive backing meant to be used on business cards but I'm planning something a little different with them.

Most of these items were either free to me (saved from the recycling bin or given to me) or cost a dollar or less. I usually have a couple of notebooks as well destined for being covered in some cool digi paper but I've used what I had. I'm trying to use some of the stuff in my bin before I hit the dollar stores again. In six months time my tub will most likely be filled with a totally different assortment of seemingly random items.

If you're thinking about giving hybrid a try I suggest finding a basket or a tub and scout your house for cool things you can turn into cute hybrid creations. You may be surprised what you already have on hand to start your own hybrid treasure trove!


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As a creative team member for several digital scrapbook designers, I have received their products for free in return for creating and posting projects (digital layouts, hybrids projects, etc). Many of the layouts you see here were done in conjunction with requirements for these creative teams. Please be advised that the products used were indeed received for free.

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