Saturday, July 5, 2008

Clear Scraps projects

Have been working on a lot of different things lately.

Wanted to challenge myself to use more Clear Scraps shapes on cards - I tend to mainly use the acrylic albums and basic shapes on layouts. The first card is a rather simple one, done almost monochromatically, with a touch of pink added in. The acrylic photo corner was inked around the edges with Stazon.

This card was made using a stamp set designed by my friend Kelli Caslow. She is doing exciting and great things with her designs and I can't wait to see what else she comes up with. The image was stamped on the acrylic star. The image was colored {using Galaxy markers }on the back side, which adds a little dimension. One of the fun things about this card is that the star can be removed and used as a decoration or a Christmas tree ornament

Here is a little tag I made - ink used was StazOn. Cardstock edges were inked and distressed with scissors

I also wanted to do something different, and as soon as I saw the shape of the brackets (a new release for CHA), I had this idea to make a mobile. My daughter LOVES it. For the next one, I won't cut the acrylic so wide - it was very moveable, so I added in the binding tape to hold the pieces the way I wanted them. Acrylic letters and shapes were embellished and tied to the brackets with ribbon. Holes were punched with the CropADile.

Another new CHA release are custom word books (or build a books, as we have been calling them). I'll showcase the pages of this ARMY album in the next few days.

Another idea I had with some of the new releases was to make a multi-shaped album. I took the 12x12 shapes (circle, the brackety square, postage stamp, funky heart and regular square sheet, and cut them in half to make a 6x12 album. This album was made using the June kit from All Moments Remembered, which includes Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants, SEI and more. This is a preliminary photo - I will be getting more tomorrow now that the album is finished.

I also made a 12x12 Easter layout using that brackety square shape. It is a little hard to see in this photo, so I'm going to retake it tomorrow and repost. This layout also uses an acrylic tag and flower.

This last layout is one that I originally made for a challenge on AMR. But I wanted to do something else in the corner by the girls names. I cut a bracket in half then used the pieces to frame the journaling.


Sandy/tx-nana-scraps said...

Those are all so neat Julie. I can see why your DD loved the mobile. Clever. Love your work. Thanks for sharing it.

JustBe said...

very cool!! love all the acrylics!

~Q~ said...

Looks cool, Julie! Love the ways you're using the brackets - they are so versatile. Have fun at CHA!!

angie said...

wow, julie, you sure have been busy!!! it all, esp what you did with the "kelli" stamps!!!....
;) angie/craftyscrapr

Kelli said...

Well, good thing I came to peek at your blog! Awesome projects you've got posted here!!

Robinn said...

I love the Army album you made for your dh. Such a tribute to someone in the service. I'm going to have to follow in your footsteps for my dad who is Navy. Thanks for sharing. Blessings from your cricut sister AnglHrtnSl

Anonymous said...

You have a great blog. I really like the clear scraps stuff too!
Lilithbug from Cricut MB.