Here's a recent layout I did. I used more DCWV Nana's Nursery Paper here as well as off cuts from old projects. I can't really identify many ways I saved on this layout except the use of offcuts from my offcuts folder for the photo mats. I always check that folder for plain coloured papers that match my layouts before I'll use a whole sheet of paper of cardstock. Sometimes I'll just use paper from that folder for the entire layout but mostly those supplies are used to make cardss.