Friday, February 22, 2008

Frugal Friday

Nancy on Serendipity Scrapbooks has declared Friday's Frugal Friday! We will post tips on how to save money on scrapbooking supplies or just whatever. My first tip is to invest in an ATG gun. Yep, cost a lot upfront--I paid $36 for mine--but so much cheaper in the long run. I bought mine from www.framingsupplies.com. You have to buy your own adhesive refill at the same time or you'll get a gun with no glue. These are the refills I buy. It's the Gold tape shown under the ATG gun (you'll need to scroll down a little bit). And the best thing about it is, the more refills you buy at a time, the cheaper they are!! And you have 36 yards of adhesive to play with!! This is really a good deal if you go through a lot of adhesive. This stuff also sticks like crazy so you don't have to worry about your projects falling apart. So for this next month or two, calculate how much your adhesive costs you per month and then compare the price to the ATG gun. Keep in mind the size of the refills and the cost and how much you use. Nope...I'm not a salesperson or representative of 3M or Framing Supplies. I just know what I like. I have gone through a BUNCH of adhesive trying to find one that works. I hope this helps you out in your quest for the perfect adhesive!!

4 comments:

wendipooh13 said...

such a great tip. I know I need to get mine out and just make the big switch I have it ready to go and just need to do it!!!

Michon said...

I have seen these! Jen and Amy had them on a cruise and I still haven't found them in town yet. I may have to extend my search!

Nancyroo said...

Hmm..now since I got my ATG gun, I am scrapping more, I think. I have gone through a roll a month! So I'm not sure it is saving me money, LOL. Maybe I just need to scrap less.

Shelly said...

I'm going to do that. I've been going through adhesive like crazy lately!