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)

Items from the 2013 Spring Catalog are available from Jan. 3-May 31, 2013.

Congratulations Rhonda G.  You are the winner of the "Bootiful Occasions" Stamp Set.  Please email me your address and will send your stamp set to you.  Thank you to everyone who commented on my Blog Hop Projects and Liked my Facebook Page.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop for 2013 SU! Spring Catalog

Welcome to this stop on the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop.  This Blog Hop features stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring Catalog with projects from Stampin' Addicts Demonstrators.  If you have been following the hop you came from Debra's page where she was "Just Thinking".  If you started here, welcome.  You can view the entire hop by following the links at the bottom of each post.  They will take you through all 14 stops.

ON WITH THE SHOW--I am featuring the "Feels Good" Stamp Set found on page 21 of the Spring Catalog.  There are 5 stamps in this set and I have 3 projects to show you today.  The catalog was previously known as the Occasions Mini Catalog and this stamp set is perfect for those non-holiday OCCASIONS that fill our lives.

My first project is a Twisted Card for a CONGRATULATIONS OCCASION.  It was originally created by a member of my extended SU! family, Kelly Gettelfinger.  I have several friends who train to run in marathons.  A couple of them have completed their first half-marathon (13.1 miles).  On the inside pocket I put a 13.1 sticker for them to proudly display on their car window.

My second project is a Treat Bag made from one sheet of 12"x12" cardstock and perfect for a THANK YOU OCCASION.  It features the Window Frame Framelits that will carry over into the Spring Catalog.  Any of the stamps in this set would work wonderfully on this bag.  The bag can also be easily made to form a 6"wide x 2"deep x 5"high gift box.

My last project is a Clear Case Photo Box for the OCCASION WHEN YOU NEED A SMILE.  These are the same clear cases that Stampin' Up! uses for their wonderful stamp sets.  You can purchase them separately from your demonstrator in a pack of 4.  It is best to keep the front flat and put any 3-dimensional embellishments inside.  I made this box for the OCCASIONS when my soldier husband is away from home and misses our kids.  They are also great for grandma or long distance friends.

For more details on any of these projects, check back this coming week.  I will have measurements, tips and more photos.  The next stop on the blog hop will take you to Sara's for "A Little Bit of Spring".

BLOG CANDY--No blog hop would be complete without a little bit of Blog Candy.  I recently Celebrated two OCCASIONS.  First I passed my 7 year anniversary as a demonstrator in November and then I passed my $50K in career sales milestone this month.  I am giving away the "Bootiful Occasions" stamp set from page 50 of the SU! Annual Catalog to a random winner.  You can enter once by leaving a comment here on this blog post.  You can get a second entry by following me on my Facebook Page.  I will draw a random winner on Monday.