Make a clear Mini Album!

Well, it’s about time I scrapped my Christmas photos! I have been hoarding plastic packaging for months thinking that I would make my own clear album but just as I was about to this cute tabbed 6″x6″ mini album arrived from Creative Cuts and More! I couldn’t pass up using this to make my Christmas mini book…I guess all my plastic packaging will just have to wait!

Nothing says Christmas like a dog in antlers! The title is done in Rub-ons from Tinkering Ink then I painted red watercolor over them to make them pop. The waxy rub-on resists the paint!

Nothing says Christmas like a dog in antlers! The title is done in Rub-ons from Tinkering Ink then I painted red watercolor over them to make them pop. The waxy rub-on resists the paint!

The book is made with 10 sheets of thick acetate (20 pages) and is a dream to work with, one thing to remember though, you need to remove the film from BOTH sides of the pages before to start to embellish it! I used paper by K&Co, stamps by Making Memories and Inkadinkado and of course my homemade “dew drops” and my homemade glue dots to hold the thing together! I put a tutorial on the Die Cut Diva blog, please visit it to read my tutorial and see the completed album:

Here is tutorial part 1.

Here is tutorial part 2.

Here is part 3 and the completed album.

I hope you like to book and take a few minutes to check out my tutorail. Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

Are you ready?

Yipee! Tonight is the season premier of Lost! There will be a recap on at 8 (ET) then a 2 hour premier! I am so excited, it’s the one show both my husband and I love. In fact I made this card for him on his birthday last year:

card by Lindsay Weirich 2009

"Id be lost whithout you" card by Lindsay Weirich 2008

I used my cricut (opposites attract) to cut the word “lost” from vinyl and stuck it on some white glossy cardstock, then covered it in ink. Then I stamped with staz-on on a transparency cut the same size as the cardstock and adhered it with black acrylic paint. I used a DYMO label punch for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by, I’d love to craft tonight but the island wont let me! *that was a Lost reference for those of you who think I’ve lost my marbles 😉

Shrink Plastic: Not just for kids anymore!

I have to be honest, I have a problem with commitment…in crafting that is. I can’t limit myself to just one type of supply, or one type of craft for that matter. Right now I’m in a jewelery phase and I’m super excited to be on The Rubber Cafe design team so naturally I need to make some stamped jewelry!

Mermaid Earrings copyright Lindsay Weirich 2008

Mermaid Earrings copyright Lindsay Weirich 2008

I stamped the sitting mermaid on clear shrink plastic by Lucky Squirrel (actully any #6 plastic will work so raid your recycling bin and look for the #6 in the “chasing arrows” and you are good to go!) I stamped the image with Jet Black Staz-On ink, then flipped over the plastic and colored it with Bic Mark-Its and Sharpie markers. Go light because when the plastic shrinks the color will be darker. Cut out the image leaving room to punch a 1/4″ hole for the wire to go through, the hole will shrink too so if you punch a tiny hole it will disappear, trust me. Heat the plastic with your heat gun (or in the oven per package instructions) and don’t freak out! The plastic will shrivel up into a crinkled mess but keep heating cuz it will flatten back out I promise. I keep an acrylic stamping block nearby to flatten it out while it is still hot.

I added flat iridescent sequins for lots of sparkle with little weight and pearls. What fun! Now I need to make a matching necklace and I have just the beads and shells on hand to do it! In fact I think I’ll work on that right now!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Lindsay

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