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.

Monday, July 26, 2010

July Card Sketch Challenge

This week's card was selected by Craftin Curt.  You can visit to view this weeks card sketch created by Noella.

The Sketch

Designer's Take

"Oil Up"
Outside View

Inside View


"Thank You"

"You Float My Boat"

"We, In Wedding"

"My Dad"

"Hip, Hip, Hooray"
Outside View

Inside View

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time Out Thursday: Sesame Street Shirts

This week’s Time Out Thursday is by Truthfully98. Here are some more heat transfer vinyl shirts. Check out this previous post for instructions on how to make these shirts. Heat Transfer Vinyl Shirts
They are really easy to make and produce professional looking results.

Tips for Heat Transfer Vinyl:

• You must remember to flip your image on the Cricut before you cut. Especially fonts.

• Make sure you use the right type of vinyl for your material. There are different types of vinyl that adhere better to cotton, polyester, leather, nylon, etc.

• Some vinyl, such as the flocked vinyl, may need to be taped to your mat in order to cut it.

• Pre-heat your shirt by ironing it before you apply the vinyl.

• Make sure to follow the instructions that come with the vinyl closely. There is a clear film that must be pulled off the image once it is ironed on. This can be peeled hot or cold depending on the type of vinyl you use.

• Make sure your image is sticking to the shirt before you completely pull off the clear film. If the vinyl is stuck to the film you need to iron over your image more. You may need more heat or more pressure.

• Have fun and create unique items with this great product.

Monday, July 19, 2010

3 X 3 Recipe Layout Challenge

This week each designer had to complete a layout of their choice with  3 black and white photos and 3 monochramatic embellishements.  The embellishements could be buttons, brads, ribbons, cuts, etc.

Designer's Take

"Families Are Forever"

"Even Angels Fly"

"Isla Roatan Honduras"

"My Knight in Chocolate Armor"

"Hanging With Dad"

"Let It Snow"

"Salt, Shot, Lime"

"With This Ring"

"Your Big Day"

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cricut Challenge - TBBM

This week our challenge features cuts from the Cricut Cartridge, Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More (TBBM).  Provo Craft recently retired this cart.  It has lot's of images that include doorhangers, tags, match boxes, and purses. 

Front View

Back View

Designer's Take

"Faith, Tag Journal"

"Bestie, Tag Journal"

"Inspirational, Tag Journal"

"Bird, Journal Tag"

"Christmas Boxes and Tags"
Sanura Scraps

"Gift Boxes"
Sanura Scraps

"Gift Tags"
Sanura Scraps


"It's A Girl Cake Slice"

"Smile Tag"

"Sunshine Door Hanger"

"Popcorn Box"

"Popcorn Box"
Close Up View

"Candle Holder Box"

"Gel Pin Holder"

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Time Out Thursday: Waterfall Card

This week's Time Out Thursday is by SanuraScraps.  Here is a card that is very easy to make. The waterfall card is a pull card that gives you the feeling and look of a waterfall. Enjoy.  Watch the video below to make your own card.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July Layout Sketch Challenge

This week our designer's had to create their project from the following sketch.  The artist name is in the bottom of the sketch, but it is not clear to my old eyes. 

Designer's Take



"Gone Too Soon"


"The Book Club"

"Hangin Out"

"Monkey Face"

"Ready, Set, Blow"

Show us 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 July 11th.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Time Out Thursday: Craft-Tastic Tips

Sharing tips and tricks is like sharing gold among crafters.  This week's Time Out Thursday will bring you a few pieces of gold, courtesy of Craftin' Curt.  Some of his tips come from trial and error, while others come from simple experimentation; all of them, however, truly are craft-tastic!

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