Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Bright Idea!

Well, I hadn't posted for a few days, so I set out to create something amazing tonight... It didn't happen. I cut out my stuff, arranged and rearranged. I didn't tape anything down, it just wasn't coming together. So instead, I'm sharing a glimpse into something out of my usual style, that I started on the weekend. It's not done yet, but it gives you an idea for all those PLASTIC BOXES your clear stamps come packaged in!!!

Okay, so after CHA, I noticed the whole fun clear albums trend is still in full force. Well, I haven't had time to make it out to my LSS lately, so I'm not even sure if they carry them. So what do I do??? I attempt to make my own! Regular acetate is too lightweight for something like this. It could work, but I wanted something sturdier. Well, does anybody else keep all their PaperTrey Ink plastic boxes? I did... They are a stronger plastic then regular acetate. So I cut them into flat, usable panels under 6 inches in width and ran them through the Cuttlebug with the scalloped square Nestabilities. It required a bit of elbow grease, but it cut just fine (I did do two runs through the 'bug: forward, then backwards). Next, I punched out a hole with the Crop-a-dile and found a binder ring. So far I've only done one little page. I used Basic Grey papers and rub-ons. I also used some Heidi Swapp rub-ons. The idea is that it's a title page for "Bright (the light bulb) Ideas". I thought it might be fun to capture some sarcastic type quotes, you know the "Thank you very much Captain Obvious" moments, in a mini-album. However, I'm not committed to that 100%. This was just a test run, me playing around with product I have, but never use.
Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed my rambling, and I hope I've inspired you to take a stab at your own mini clear album!


  1. What a fabulous idea...I'm gonna have to break out some of those boxes and try this. Thanks so much for the idea and inspiration!

  2. what a fabulous idea! I have two of these sitting around right now!

    Love it!

  3. Wow, that is an awesome idea!! I love to find good uses for stuff aorund the house. Sadly, I threw out all my PTI boxes when I got my original order back in November. Thanks for the inspiration!