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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Out of Shape



Thinking outside of the box is never really easy to do and for most of us it is usually out of our comfort zone. Once again we've challenged our design team to be creative and create layout that was a NON-traditional shaped layout - meaning no squares, rectangles or circles.

We think that they did pretty good. What do you think?


"Tis the Season"

Supplies Used: Imaginisce Santa's Little Helper, Cottage Christmas (Snowflakes), Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape Acrylic, Bazzil Gemstones, Studio G Red & Green Glitter Glue, Offray Ribbon, American Crafts Thickers, Kanban Crafts Gold Cardstock.

Here's a few words from Cristal about her project:

"Every year I take pictures of our tree because every year we have a different theme in the home, last year's tree was a country Christmas theme and the photos were a perfect match for the Santa's Little Helper line."



"Weekend Getaway"

Supplies used: Imaginisce Postcard from Afar 12x12 Paper, Stateroom Baggage 12x12 Paper, Stamp Collection 12x12 Paper, First Class 12x12 Paper, Luggage Tags Sticker Stacker, Travel the World Chipboard Stickers, Destination Die Cuts, Foam Tape - BlackOther: Letter stickers (October Afternoon), chipboard
letters (Studio Calico), twine (The Twinery)

Robyn has a few words to share with you about her project:

"I struggled a bit with what to make for this challenge because I’ve never done a shaped layout before. But I quickly discovered that the options are virtually endless for what you can create. The Bon Voyage line, with all the luggage tags and stickers, inspired me to make a suitcase shape.

I started by cutting a 9 x 12 rectangle and rounding the corners. I cut a 4” square from the coordinating paper for the handle and rounded the top two corners. Using a craft knife, I cut the inside of the handle out and attached it to the back of the rectangle to finish off the handle. I then cut 1” strips to make the suitcase straps. Once I had finished the shape, I just created a traditional layout on top using layers of paper with embellishments and photos."


"Family is the Heart of the Home"
Supplies used: Imaginisce (Happy Harvest collection: papers, sticker stackers, Glam Rocks), Core'dinations Colorcore cardtsock, My Little Shoebox (alpha stickers), My Little Bit of Whimsy (Button), Twine (Creative Imaginations), Cricut Expression, House design is cut from the "Spring Bouquet" Cartridge

Cari also has a few words to share about her project:

"I wanted to scrapbook this picture of my family for this assignment and the perfect shape that I could think of was a house. These are the people in my life that make my home complete and it wouldn't be a home without them!
I layered punched strips of cardstock for the roof and handcut the large heart from patterned paper, sanded the edges slightly with my d-stress tool and used it for part of my title work."



We hope that you've enjoyed this "Out of Shape" way of thinking and we'd love to see your creations as you think outside the box. Feel free to share your layouts with us on our Facebook page.

And don't forget about out GIVEAWAY this week. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog every day this week for your name to be entered to win an

i-rock tool & accessories
(see Tuesday's post for details)

55 comments:

madebyKarla said...

Love the ruffled edges on the christmas one. I have to try that suitcase shape! So adorable :) Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Love all the layouts! I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

yyam said...

Ooh...so clever! Love the suitcase! How fun! :)

Danielle said...

Love that suite case!!

Amy E said...

I LOVE these layouts!! What an awesome idea! I'm going to try the suitcase first...I have perfect pics for a layout like that! Thanks!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

McVic said...

such fun! great job girls!
kacee

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

Awesome layouts! Thanks for sharing!

crazed scrapbooker said...

the mind boggles with ideas now & that little suitcase would make a adorable mini album ..mmmm thinking i need to travel more LOL, very cute ideas ladies ! ever so inspiring !!

Beth Hallgren said...

Now that's thinking outside the box :)

Tini A. said...

ooohh...what for nice layouts! thanks for sharing these nice ideas.

Chelle said...

I love them all..but my question is this... how do they fit into your albums? Do you put plain cardstock behind so the layout behind it doesn't interfere with the look of your shaped layout?

Lucy said...

Great projects! I've been wanting to try this i-rock tool for a while now. Thanks for the chance :)

Miss Cooper said...

The roof is awesome on the house! Love this project!

Amarilys said...

awesome layouts! I can't pick a favorite since they are all amazing! Way to go ladies!

Gail said...

Love the layouts!
Good job thinking 'outside the box'!

CheckerBeads said...

what cool ideas. I love them!

Anne

Samantha T. said...

Very cute ideas! Love when designers think out of the box.

Pammejo said...

Love the layouts, they are amazing, TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

Janie said...

Nice out of the box layouts...especially the Christmas one.

Sammibug said...

Fabulous layouts! Love all the different shapes! Very creative!

Michelle McClure said...

What a great way to think outside the square! Thanks for the inspiration DT!

Lisa P said...

Cute suitcase. Love the layout with the ruffles too.

Jessie G. said...

Cute ideas!

goodjesssie at hotmail.com

Kristal said...

Love the different shapes, I love different. TFS

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Great job with the OUT OF SHAPE challenge.
Fun designs and always inspiration

Cynthia B. said...

I love the shaped layouts! The suitcase and house are so creative, too. :)

Anna said...

How cute!! Love the projects today!!

PamS said...

This is an interesting challenge. When I thought about it, I got an old album out and was amazed at how many squares, rectangles and circles were on those layouts. My next layout will involve this challenge.

Auntie Em said...

Wow, what a great idea for LOs! It really does make them stand out and grab attention.
Thanks for sharing the great ideas! :)

sharon g said...

Nice job. I love the paper you used. You aced the challenge...

jime said...

I really enjoy when there is "out of shape" day. The cards are beautiful and so original... good job!!!

Scrapycandy said...

The suitcase layout is VERY fun! Thank you!

mimisimon said...

Such fun layouts today - great creativity.

Ange said...

Love these layouts! What a great idea.

Jamie said...

Love the layouts!

Melinda said...

Love all the projects shown! Thanks for sharing!

Kim H said...

Wonderful projects. Love the use of the acrylic base for the 1st layout. great pattern paper, love the ruffles. Cute suitcase shape, very creative for a vacation or trip. Great house shape, love the shingles you made for the roof. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

Tiffany Hood said...

Great layouts, I've never done a "shaped" layout before, I'll have to give it a try!

Kimberli said...

What a fabulous idea, I've never made a shaped LO before but I definitely want to now, thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!!

ajmaluck said...

fabulous layouts - thanks for sharing

Sandi B said...

love these layouts - especially the christmas with the pleats.

Heather said...

Love the suitcase!! Awesome travel page!

Laura Stewart said...

cute page!

littlen said...

what clever and creative ideas. tfs.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Such creative projects. Cari's project is just wonderful

Tonya said...

I love Cristal's "Tis the Season" layout!

Luanne said...

Lovely layout from everyone. I especially like "Tis the Season" love the shape and the stunning color really stands out and lot of snowflakes.

Larissa Heskett said...

My mind is boggling with ideas now & that little suitcase would make a adorable mini album ..mmmm thinking i need to travel more LOL, very cute ideas ladies ! ever so inspiring !! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Sue D said...

Great shapes on these layouts!

meredemaison said...

Wow! Those LOs are too cool! Great idea and the designers definitely met the challenge in style!!!

Pamk said...

love the luggage layout. It is very cute.
scrtspal at yahoo dot com

Linh C. said...

Love the idea! How cute is that suitcase?

{VICKI} said...

love all the different shapes
tfs

Dr. J said...

Wow! So creative. Thanks for urging me to get out of my comfort zone with new shapes to use!

carina said...

awesome layouts!!

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