Papercraft Explosion: How I Got My Project Life Album For $5 + Happy Planner Redesign

This past Sunday, I got two new and exciting goodies for my two running papercraft projects:

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Project Life Black Leather Album

About a week ago, I posted an update on my new papercraft project, Project Life! On my wishlist, I included obviously a Project Life album to house my upcoming 2017 spreads. Let me tell you, those albums are EXPENSIVE. Yes, $40 may not seem like a lot to you – but as a poor college student IT IS. I did not want to spend full price on an album online or in-store so I looked for other options from third parties and online. After church, I was welcomed with a canvas Michaels Bag and a gift card with $10 credit! CRAZY right? So by that time, I was destined to buy something for myself and my papercraft projects. After a long time thinking about my Project Life and the look I wanted to go for, I decided to opt for a Recollections Black Leather D-Ring 12×12 Album. This album is super cute and simple. Plus, it came with 10 12×12 pocket pages.

“It’s Your Year” Happy Planner Cover

After a bigger purchase, I normally stop myself from purchasing anything extra from Michaels. But as always, I decided to browse the Happy Planner section since my location just started selling the 2017 editions. Then I saw this beauty, the Classic Happy Planner Decorative Covers Set! My new Happy Planner cover came in a set of three. All three of the designs are wonderful and come with a front cover and a matching back cover. You can click the link above to see the two other designs. I FELL IN LOVE with this design because of the pastel watercolors and the gold foiling. I’ve already gotten many compliments on it and this cover came at the right time. I mainly bought my 18-Month Happy Planner for the inside colors and design, not really for the floral cover. This set made it all worth while!



Originally, the album was $29.99 and the cover set was $7.99. All Happy Planner supplies were on sale that day, so the price for the cover set reduced to $3.99. I scanned the 50% one regular priced item coupon in my Michaels weekly email. This took $15.00 off of the album, leaving the album at $15.00. The total plus tax as 20.55 and I used the $10 gift card I received at the door to reduce the price  to $10.55. Overall, the album was:

$29.99 – $15.00 = $14.99- $10.00 = $4.99!

Great deal right! I know i’m such an old lady with my coupons, but a $5 Leather Project Life album is a deal I could not lose out on! I hope this inspires all of you to use your coupons and search for the best deals on your papercraft projects. Having money in your wallet left over makes the process a lot more fun. Have y’all found any good deals lately? Comment and share what kind of deals you got this Black Friday/Holiday season!


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