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Building on a Budget

Budget-Friendly Craft Supplies For Colorful Creations



At Cerulean Tides, we believe that creativity knows no bounds, even when it comes to your wallet. Crafting on a budget doesn't mean sacrificing quality or creativity; it's about finding clever ways to make the most of what you have. With a sprinkle of imagination and a dash of resourcefulness, plus the steals and deals offered in this blog, we're here to show you just how rewarding and fulfilling crafting on a budget can be. Let’s make crafting an easy, breezy, budget-friendly time!


Grab & Go Bundles

Our carefully curated Grab & Go Bundle collections offer a cost-effective way to access a wide range of colors, textures, and finishes without overspending. By purchasing bundled sheets, crafters can enjoy significant savings compared to buying individual sheets separately. Whether you're a beginner looking to experiment with different materials or a seasoned crafter working on large projects, our bundles provide excellent value for money. Plus, with options available in various sizes and styles, you can find the perfect bundle to suit your needs and budget. 



Second Quality Sale Items

In our mission to make crafting accessible to everyone, we offer a selection of Second Quality Sale items. These sheets may not meet our stringent quality standards for various reasons, but they still hold a world of potential for your projects. Imperfections don't dull their sparkle; instead, they add character and charm to your creations. In fact, every sheet tells a unique story, waiting for you to transform it into something extraordinary.


In navigating this realm of imperfect quality materials, a few tips can go a long way. Firstly, when working with these sheets, it's wise to test your laser settings more than usual. Since the quality may vary, testing ensures you achieve the desired results without any surprises. Additionally, be open to experimentation and adaptability in your crafting process. Embrace the uniqueness of each sheet by finding creative ways to incorporate any imperfections into your designs. And remember, patience is key. If you encounter any challenges or have questions along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to support you on your crafting journey, no matter the twists and turns it may take.



Shop By Budget: Mystery Scrap Pack

Can't ever decide what to pick because there are so many options? Do you love the element of surprise? Well then, our Shop by Budget: Mystery Scrap Packs are the way to go! The Scrap Mystery Mix is a product meant for those who: are not picky about materials because you know you'll find a use for it all, want to experiment with a mix of materials, okay with minor imperfections in the acrylic and/or protective masking, prefer to shop on budget but don't want to have to chose either or you just love it all! We offer various tiers based on your budget.

TIER 1: $59 (Valued at $75+) That is a savings over 20%


TIER 2: $109 (valued at $150+) With a savings of over 25%

TIER 3: $249.01 (Valued at $360+ AND qualifies for free shipping) With over 30% in savings!!


All of that sounds like money in YOUR pocket!



Tides+ Rewards Program

Did you know we offer a FREE rewards program? Our exclusive Tides+ rewards program is designed to make your crafting experience even more affordable. With Tides+, you earn points on every order, which you can redeem for exclusive discounts. What's even better, you can earn rewards BEFORE even making a purchase. Sounds like free money to me!



Interest-Free Payment Options

Managing your finances is crucial, especially when pursuing your creative passions. That's why we offer flexible payment solutions like Affirm, Sezzle, Klarna, or PayPal's Pay-in-4, ensuring that you can get the materials you need without any added financial strain. With these interest-free payment options, you can break down your purchases into manageable installments, allowing you to stay within your budget while still indulging in your crafting projects. So go ahead, shop to your heart's content, and craft without worry!



Craft For $10 Or Less 

At Cerulean Tides, we offer a variety of crafting essentials priced under $10, ensuring that you can stock up on all your favorite supplies without breaking the bank:


3M Adhesive Tape (From $6.00): A must-have for any crafter, our 3M adhesive tape provides a strong and durable bond for your projects. Whether you're working with acrylic or wood, this adhesive ensures a reliable hold every time.


Plastic Applicators ($4.99): An essential tool for applying the perfect pressure of your 3M tape. Better adhesion=higher clarity when using 3M to bonds materials such as acrylic and wood. Even when applying paper masking to your material, it will ensure your sheet is protected!


NOVUS Plastic Polish (From $5.99): Keep your acrylic sheets looking pristine with NOVUS Plastic Polish. This gentle yet effective 3-Step cleaning & polish system removes scratches, haziness, and blemishes, restoring your materials to their original luster.


Keychain Thingies Silver Split Rings ($6.99): Take your projects on-the-go with our split rings. An essential accessory perfect for creating personalized keychains, bag charms, or even zipper pulls.


Pens ($2.99): Featuring a soft touch rubberized barrel and crosshatch grip design, these pens provide a comfortable writing experience. With smudge-proof Gel-Glide™ ink and a built-in touchscreen stylus, they're perfect for both writing and digital devices. Plus, you can customize them with laser-engraved messages for a personalized touch.


Magnetic Sheets (From $9.99): Create custom magnets for your fridge, business cards to share with your customers or even a laser setting cheat sheet to stick to your laser.


Variety of 1/8 Sheets (From $5.99): Check out our assortment of 1/8 sheets, available in a variety of colors and finishes. From vibrant hues to translucent tones, these sheets are perfect for a wide range of projects, from signage and displays to jewelry and embellishments.



With our affordable selection of crafting supplies, you can unleash your creativity without limitations. Explore our budget-friendly collections today!

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