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{it pays to be cheap contest}

Are you a thrifty crafter? Well this contest is for you!

Brought to you by some of your favorite “creative on a budget” blogs:
  How to Nest for Less {nifty button} 


We want to see your all-time best projects for under $10!

Here are the fabulous prizes:
(each hostess will choose a winner for the prize they donate)

$20 Target Gift Card from Cheap Crafty Mama

125×125 sidebar ad for 1 month ($15 value) from Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Craft stash goodie bag ($25 value) from How to Nest for Less

Vinyl kitchen chalkboard labels and a chalkboard menu board from Thrifty Decorating


290×140 ad space for 1 month ($20 value) from me!


Here are the rules:

*For each entry you need to follow 1 of the co-hosts (via FB, RSS, or email)
that means you can link up to 5 projects!

*all projects need to cost less than $10 to make!

*Each co-host will choose a winner for their prize
— we are looking for the coolest and cheapest projects!

*Be sure to check out some of the other entries
so you can give them some comment love and be inspired!

*The contest closes Friday, July 27th at midnight and
winners will be announced Monday, July 30th!

*We would love for you to display our button on your post or blog
to invite more people to join the contest!

Here is the code:

It Pays To Be Cheap


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    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 02:15 PM

    What a fun link up! I am excited to see the entries, I love a cheap craft!

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    Nana Diana
    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 02:29 PM

    What a fun “party’. I am excited to see what everyone links up- xo Diana

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    Amy - while wearing heels
    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 03:29 PM

    Love the theme! Such a fun concept. So glad I found you!!!

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    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 03:40 PM

    What a great party!! Pretty much everything I do qualifies for this except my tomato cage chandelier even though it only cost me the price of the bulb… the light kit was $15 but I already had it from another project which we did not like plus it was purchased with a gift cards that I received for doing some surveys.

    So far there are already some super cute ideas! Have a great day!!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday July 25th, 2012 at 01:01 PM

      Yay! I’m so glad this party is right up your alley! :)
      Can’t wait to check out all your great link ups!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 04:01 PM

    Thanks fot the contest! This is right up my alley!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 05:19 PM

    This is a great way to share thrifty craft ideas. Most of my projects are under $10. I linked up my Tin Can Alley organizer!

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    Jessi @ Practically Functional
    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 05:28 PM

    Awesome contest! I’m following all five of you on FB and I linked up a bunch of inexpensive projects I’ve done recently!

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    Fun Contest | The Happenings of the Sagens
    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 06:43 PM

    […] today I am linking in a contest over at Nifty Thrifty Things that seems like a lot of fun! It’s called the “It Pays to Be Cheap Contest” and […]

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    Stevie (@Garden_Therapy)
    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 06:49 PM

    I followed you all for my 5 entries and added the button on my sidebar. Thanks for hosting!

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    Pudel - design
    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 08:33 PM

    Das ja mal ne coole Idee!;)
    ich glaub so hat das hier im Blogger Land noch keiner gemacht…
    So dann werde ich mal meinen geliebten Kranz hier verlinken, den ich schon einmal bei einer deiner Partys gezeigt hatte.
    Und werde mir eben mal die ganzen coolen anderen sachen ansehen;)
    Viele liebe Grüße

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday July 25th, 2012 at 01:05 PM

      Juchu! Ich freu mich, dass Du hier mit machst, Lydia! :)
      Ich hoffe Du hast einen tollen Mittwoch!
      Liebe Grüße! Vanessa

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    The Quiet Mom
    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 08:57 PM

    Thank you for hosting this blog hop again (already your follower). Listed here, where you can also see more Sunday Blog Hops:

    The Quiet Mom blogging
    Spaghetti with Meatballs Recipe

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    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    What a fabulous idea!! I love it! I’ve linked up a few projects. I would love to be a part of the next It Pays to be Cheap Contest if you need another host or would like more prizes to giveaway.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday July 25th, 2012 at 01:07 PM

      Thanks a bunch for stopping by to link up, Kara! :)
      I will definitely let Kate from Cheap Crafty Mama know that you would like to participate if we ever do this again. She was a creative mastermind behind this party, hehe.
      Good luck!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Liz @LizzieJane Baby
    Monday July 23rd, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    I love this idea! What a fun link up.

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    Thursday July 26th, 2012 at 05:08 AM

    So fun! I’m glad I found this contest, right up my alley! I’m amazed at some of the projects that are linked up, awesome!
    I’ve got the button posted in my blog sidebar. Thanks for hosting!

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    Allie - This Yellow House
    Friday July 27th, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Such a great idea for a contest! I’m linked up and following. Thanks for hosting! :-)

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    Saturday July 28th, 2012 at 07:46 PM

    I missed it!! :( This was such a great idea. Good luck picking winners, there are so many great projects!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday July 29th, 2012 at 08:53 PM

      Oh, no! :) I hope you’ll make it next time (it looks like we’ll do it again in the future, hehe)!
      Have a wonderful Sunday!
      xo! Vanessa

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