As I mentioned in my previous post, over at Colorful Creations we had a little discussion on the cost of our pages, since then I have decided to stick to a shoe string budget of $10. Obviously there will be some purchases I've made prior, such as templates, stamps and packs of brads and I have worked these in to my budget still keeping it all under the $10 that is Aussie $$$, I'm guessing you would get way more product for that in the USA.
Quite honestly when I look through my pages I don't really ever go over this anyway so it hasn't been that much of a far stretch to how I would normally create. Very rarely would I have throw a full packet of Prima's on my page as they would have be one of the most expensive items I can think of, retailing from any where from $6.50 plus. When I do spend that much on a pack I generally like to make sure I'm going a few uses from it. So with my little budget I have created the layout and tag below and this card as well.
I used some for the base of the card some acetate packaging which I have cut to size and joined using some of the left of paper.
With a little dusting of glitter and touch of dimensional pearls I was very happy with the end result. Sorry couldn't get better images to show how sparkly and pretty it all really looks. I should mention because of the weight of it all I found an old 7Gypsy stretchy toggle [not sure of their real name] and punched two holes on either side of the card and threaded it through so that it will not fall over. You can see the little toggle part of the bottom left hand side.
Well thanks for looking and thanks also to those that have taken the time out to leave me a comment. Would love to hear your thoughts on how much you spend on a page.