Platinum Scraps was originally launched February of 2010 as a vision of several friends who met on the Cricut Message board who wanted to venture out into creating, sharing, and showcasing the many talents each of us possess. Platinum Scraps showcases the diversity in scrapbooking and features designers from all walks of life. To keep the tradition going, each week our design team is challenged to create a unique layout or card based on a sketch that exemplifies their skills and talents. We hope that we inspire your creations and we appreciate your continued love and support as we grow together.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Time Out Thursday: Butterflies from acetate

This week's TOT is from Shelly:

Last week Truth showed us how to make an acrylic album using sheets purchased from the store.  In this video I will show you how to make cute butterflies using acetate, a material similar to acrylic, which can be found with every Cricut cartridge you've purchased!  Not only can you cut embellishments, you can cut alphabets from the acetate and use it for ghost letters.  The possibilities are endless. 

With the effects of global warming on our world, this is our way of illustrating one way to go green. 

Here is a similar card using the same technique:

I hope you enjoyed today's TOT.  Please leave any comments or questions below.  Thanks! :-)

Monday, April 26, 2010

April, Layout Challenge Sketch

This month's layout challenge was chosen by designer, Leialoha.  She selected at sketch by Robin over at  Please enjoy the sketch and each designer's spin.

April Guest Designer

"Every Day is Mommy's Day"

Designer's Spin

"Friend for Life"

"Birds of A Feather"

"We Are Family"


"The Beauty of Spring"


"Military Days"

"My Story"


"Luck of the Draw"

"I Hope U Dance"

What's your take on this sketch? Make a project and upload it to your blog or online gallery. Then leave a link to your project using the Mr. Linky form.  Mr. Linky will available until May 9th.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time Out Thursday - Acrylic Album

Today's TOT comes from Truth:

Supply List:

     * Deep cut blade housing
     * Clear acrylic sheet(s)
     * Staz on ink and/or alcohol inks
     * Rub-ons
     * Zip dry paper glue
     * Big Bite or other hole puncher

1.  Select your cartridge (For this shape album I used the apple from Just Because Cards)

2.  The acrylic sheet comes with a blue protective film on the front and back. Peel off one side of the protective film and place the side with the film still on, onto the mat. I did this so that the sticky residue from the mat would not stick to the acrylic.

3.  The acrylic used in this project was thick so the machine settings used were, blade 6, pressure max, speed high, multi-cut 10.

4.  Peel off the other blue protective sheet. Be careful when removing the cut out image so that the acrylic does not split. Even with the multi-cut of 10 it did not cut completely through so it had to be popped out of place.

5.  Use Staz On or alcohol inks to add color and ink edges.

6.  Use zip dry paper glue to adhere paper to the acrylic. Match the cuts up on the back, remember to flip your image in order for the cuts to line up.

7.  Use rub ons and other embellishments to complete your project. I used the Big Bite to punch the hole and a binder ring to attach the pages.

All cuts for this project, except for the tags are from the
"Just Because" cartridge. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tick-Tock, Tuesday Teaser

Tick-Tock, It's a Clock!  Created by Nubian Crafter NC who was away on vacation during the regular launch of the challenge for this week.  She altered a canvas and used cuts from Forever Young to create this wonderful clock.  Hats off to Nubian, great job  altering this project.

If you missed the earlier post, look below for the other designer's take on this fabulous cart.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Forever Young Challenge

This week's take is simple.  Do what you like whether it be card, layout, altered item just as long as you feature cuts from the Cricut cartridge Forever Young. 
*Note:  Not all cuts come exclusively from this cart. 

"Simply Gorgeous"
April Guest Designer

Designer's Take
Altered Item

"Happy Birthday"
Outside View

"Happy Birthday - Fierce"
Flap View

"Happy Birthday"
Inside View

"Original Fashion Queen"
Outside View

"Original Fashion Queen"
Inside View

"Diva Party"

"Prom Night"

"Glass Etching"

"Glass Etching"

"Phenomenal Woman"

"Sketch Book"
Outside View

"Sketch Book"
Inside View

"Sketch Book"
Back View

"Night Outs"

"The Queen and Her Court"

What can you do with Cricut's Forever Young cartridge?  Make a project and upload it to your blog or online gallery. Then leave a link to your project using the Mr. Linky form. Mr. Linky will available until May 3rd.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Surprise

CurlyLocDiva has outdone herself with these beautiful cards.  The digital images are from Maurie J. Manning at  Visit her site for more great images at affordable prices.  CurlyLocDiva has did two reneditions of the same image.  She says the first one is fun and the other is elegant.

"Bashful In Blue"

"Pretty in Pink"

Supplies Used
Digital Image:  "Keisha"
Nestabilities: Classic Squares,Classic Circles
Paper Trey Ink: Paper, Ribbon, Buttons
Bazzill Basic Paper: Daisy B Cardstock
Scalloped Squares, Scalloped Circles
Copic Markers

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Time Out Thursday - Designing & Cutting Layouts

Happy Thursday fellow Crafters!!! It is TIME for Cassie to get you organized.  It is TIME to start planning those layouts.  It is TIME to get the most out of your Gypsy or Design Studio.  It is TIME to shave off some minutes when cutting with your cricut.  It is TIME Out Thursday.  This video is for all ages and all stages no matter where you are in your scrapping style.  Get out pen and paper or your laptop or design studio or your gypsy.  Let's Organize!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Straight From The Nest Blog Candy Winner

And the winner is:

Melissa said... WOW! I would love to have this cartridge! You all rock! 

Congratulations Melissa and thanks to all who support our blog.  Melissa, Please email your mailing information to  Once you receive your cart, please come back and let us know and share the projects you make. 


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