Monday, November 9, 2009

DCRU Product Spotlight - Swings

Die Cuts R Us Product Spotlight

Designer: LORi BOYD

When I think of this product, the one word that comes to mind is...WOW!!
I am in awe of these simple, sleek and totally affordable clear sleeves of high quality plastic.

There are so many things you can do with the Swings.
A simple and popular use for Swings, is to incorporate them into your scrapbooking.

While coming up with the design of this page, I knew I had 3 photos of Hannah that I wanted to use. However, I didn't want to clutter up the page or cover any of the adorable scalloped edges of this Stella SPRING HAS SPRUNG designer paper, that BTW can be found HERE in the DCRU Store.
Swings, offered a great solution, by allowing me to keep the simple, clean & uncluttered design I had hoped for and still be able to display all 3 of my photos.

After, adhering my 5x7 photo in the desired position, embellishing around it a bit, I simply slide the 2 photo designs into the Swing sleeve, removed the protective backing on the adhesive strip of the sleeve and placed it right where I wanted it!!
Which allowed for extra space on this 12 X 12 page. Just by raising the photo filled sleeve, I am able to reveal another photo of my beautiful Hannah and add a little message that we will treasure for years to come!!

Now, I don't know about you but I am crazy for SWINGS!!!

When I set out to design a project that would showcase the Swings... as you saw above, adding a space for addition photos was what I came up with, however as I was assembling my page and preparing for this post, my mind was going wild. I kept thinking of all the endless possibilities for this inexpensive, yet highly useful product.

Why not design and create a mini album with your swings.
You get 6 in a package, so just think that gives you a place for 12!!!

Get this stylish embossed look with the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Moroccan Screen
which can be
purchased in the DCRU Store HERE.
What a great Christmas gift for Grandma & Grandpa or any special someone in your life!!

What about a Keepsake or Little Memory pocket.
You know... a spot to guarantee that something as small as a baby bracelet or the sweet bow you used to place in her hair has a safe place to stay until you pass it on to her one day.

This page contains a photo of me as a baby, a reduced copy of my Birth Certificate, my I.D. Bracelet from the hospital and a one of my baby booties. I am going to ask my Mom to write in the journaling area for me!!

Don't you love this adorable polka dotted Designer Paper...well, guess's
and you can get it HERE in the DCRU STORE.

I personally had a favorite pair of socks that Landon used to wear (or should I say only got to wear twice). I loved those adorable booties, so when one was lost I didn't want to throw out that sweet, single and sad little sock that was left behind, so I have saved it.
Swings has offered me a fantastic way to to remember and cherish that little lone sock!! Although, he will be 7 in March, I plan on digging out some baby photos and scrappin' an adorable scrap page featuring that "Favorite Little Sock"!!

But don't wait until one of your favorite baby booties gets lost, take a few photos now.
Maybe a few one sock on, one sock off, toes in his mouth kinda shots, then keep that sock, drop it in a Swing, print those photos and design a scrapbook page based around YOUR little sweetie and his sock!!

Like I said before, the list of uses for the Swings is endless.
Here are just a few of things I can think of to slide in a swing:

Your favorite baby bow
A piece of baby's favorite blanket or outfit
A wedding keepsake
Old photos
Treasured jewelry
A favorite recipe
A pile of photos to scrap at a later date
Your Grandma's old buttons
Your pregnancy test (lol...yep, I kept mine)
Baby's stat card from their hospital bed
A lock of hair from their First Hair Cut

Oh My Goodness, I am getting excited about all the scrap pages I am gonna be making. With 5 little ones ranging in age from 12 to 1, I have a lot of catching up to do. Having 5 kiddos is also the reason I have to be careful what I spend, which is why I am sooooo happy that Claudia has placed the Swings on Sale this week...they are regularly 6.99, and they will be on sale this week for 25% off.
Go to the DCRU Store and get your SWINGS!!
Get'em before I do!!


Shawne said...

Beautiful pages Lori, I love how your pictures are the focus!

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS layouts Lori! I have GOT to get more of my own scrappin' done, and these are truly inspiring!

Also luvin' that mini album too!

Yvette said...

Beautiful layouts Lori!!! Your work is always so clean and fresh! LOVE it!!