Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Page Protector Sheets - Class Prompt/Assignment

Shimelle's prompt for "Something from Almost Nothing" on Monday was to use a page protector to create a scrapbook page.


Two firsts for me today: 1) I cut up a page protector and used it on a scrapbook page; and 2) I used my sewing machine on a scrapbook page. The page protector was a little tricky to sew, but I'm really hooked on sewing on a page now!


These were tough photos to shoot - hard to get an angle with no glare off the page protector. So I don't know if you can tell that some of my embellishments are sewn underneath the plastic, and others are either sewn on top or secured with a brad (yes, I'm on a roll with metal!).

I'm sure there will be a prompt in Shimelle's class for buttons so I was holding out...but I could wait no longer to use them! (love buttons!!!)

And since we're on the subject of page protectors, here's something else I've done with them in the past.
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I had a bunch of small packages of acrylic stamps and was looking for a way to keep them organized and visible. I used 8-1/2" x 11" page protectors, sewed some seams, cut the front layer and there you have it.
I also have full page protector sheets in the front of this three-ring binder with larger sheets of stamps, and in the back are these, sewn in fourths:
Now if I would just use these a little more often...

22 comments:

jacquisj said...

what a lovely lo and what lovely colours. i do so love your idea with the little stamps - i have a draw full !!!!

Sian said...

What a lovely way to fulfil the prompt! I love all the little details. I think my sewing machine need serviced :( It's back to the old needle and thread for me!

scrappyjacky said...

Great page,Deb...love how you've used the page protector.....and gorgeous colours on your page.
May have to 'borrow' your idea for storing stamps in them.....I've been trying to think of a good way to store mine.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Awesome texture! I don't even own a sewing machine and so don't sew on layouts.
Rinda

Ruth said...

This is lovely! I'm still working on cutting my page protectors and trying to stitch a straight line on them!

Mom said...

You did it again! Very cute and creative! I'm going to have to set my machine on the end of my craft table and leave it there permanently so I'll be reminded to use it! I love that look! xo

Scrappi Sandi said...

I am in total awe of your prompt 5 LO...I have printed it off I with your kind permission will be scraplifting elements at some point!!!

I also love the idea for storing clear stamps...now if I organise them to be easier to see...will I use them more often??!!!

Thanks for dropping by & leaving kind words...I am so enjoying this class...arent you?!!

Carrie Rosalind said...

Oooh, I love this page, mom-friend! Glad to hear you will be using the sewing machine in your projects. :) And I love how some of it has the zig-zag stitch.

Prinzessin Erbse said...

I love your layout!

MarleneMAZ said...

Love the page you did with all the little element on it.

Ginny said...

I absolutely love this page! thank you for sharing!

Clair said...

I've said it before but I really do love that layout. It's amazing!

Karen said...

What an awesome lo - so inventive. I just love it.

humel said...

Deb - this is one of my favourite. layouts. EVER. Just *stunning* :-)

Rhona said...

I love the way this layout turned out, very creative! Also great use of page protectors to house stamps, thanks for sharing the idea!

furrypig said...

that is a beautiful Lo and a great storage system

christine said...

Hi

love your LO - can you tell us what needle you used in the sewing machine?

Deb said...

Thank you so much for your very nice comments about my layout for Shimelle's class. I am flattered that you like it so. :o)

Christine ~ I'm not sure what needle I used... It's probably a medium to heavy weight needle - I just used the one that was in my machine from the last time I sewed.

Margaret said...

Wow. You are so amazingly creative.

Louise said...

WOW! Fantstic layout and i a super idea for using page protectors for your stamps.

Anesha said...

I love the cats and the layout is just super. Anesha

melissa said...

the page you did is gorgeous :-) I love your idea for the acrylic stamps, I have been trying to think of a good way to store my collection and I think I might give this a try!

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