Monday, December 31, 2012

Clear Case Scrapbook

Thank you to everyone who visited my blog for the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop this last weekend.  If you missed it, you can check it out HERE>.  There were some fantastic projects from my Stampin' Addicts friends.  You should also check out the Stampin' Addicts website.  We are a FREE website for those "Positively Creative!  Positively Stampin' Up!"  
Here are some more details on the Clear Case Scrapbook I showed on the hop.  The outside insert for the case is 7" x 10.5" and scored at 5" and 5-1/2".  When designing your outside cover insert, it is best to keep things flat and not use a lot of layers.  Bulky objects and layers will put stress on the case plastic and can tear over time.  When you are done creating the cover, open the case and slide the insert between the plastic case and the thin plastic cover.  

For the inside there are two main pieces each measuring 7" x 5".  I adhered them to the left and right side of the inner case with snail adhesive.  If you put a lot of things inside your case, you may want to consider using sticky strip for a stronger bond.  There is nothing along the spine area of the case.  I used the same Daffodil Delight color for the inside as I did for the outside.  I kept my inside very simple this time, but you can easily add embellishments to the inside of the case.  BEWARE--When the case closes anything that spans the two pages will shift.  The strip of Designer Series Paper I have at the bottom is only adhered on the right side or the case.  The left side is tucked under the photo so the paper will slide in and out as the case is opened and closed.  If you need more space for photos you can put some on the back area of the case or even create a folded page inside to open and expand for more space.  

These cases are great for little keepsakes.  They come in a set of 4.  Since they don't have any inserts for DVDs they are ready to use.  They are easy to mail without the photos risking being bent.  Perfect for grandma, traveling parents, or friends you are far apart from.  They are also great for your desk at work.  You can fit a lot of photos in one small area and keep it in your desk drawer easily for the time you need a quick smile on a rough day.  Since the cases fit on any media rack, you can make individual ones for a series of events.  No need to move around pages in a scrapbook and you can easily put in 3-D items like a first tooth or bracelet from the hospital.  
Enjoy creating your own Clear Case Scrapbook.  

Products Used
Stamps:  Feel Goods (wm# 129681, cm#129684)
Colors: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Parker's Patterns DSP (#131021)
Accessories:  Clear-Mount Stamp Case (#119105), Oval Framelits (#129381), Scallop Edge Border Punch (#119882)

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