Trendy Tuesday – Spectacular Glasses
by Katherine Elliot

Are you blessed with perfect vision or are you near or far sighted?  Have no worries, we”ve got you covered this week with trendy glasses for your summer time paper crafts.  Check out these fun shapes and great ideas using spectacles of all kinds including hip retro styles and cool shades for the hot weeks of summer.

Card by Sankari Wegman, image source Sankari”s Sunshine Corner

 Fun glasses look great with vellum or clear cardstock lens accents, like the custom lenses Sankari Wegman created for her card above.  These glasses look too hip to be square, surely that must be why she used a corner rounder on a couple edges?!  😎

You can find several stamp sets that favor the bespectacled, too.  Stamps from Stampin” Up, Close to My heart, and Lawn Fawn are featured in the projects below.

Mojo monday 283 mary fish

Card by Mary Fish, featuring Stampin” Up single stamp, Spec-tacular,  image source Stampin

Card by Denita Parra, featuring stamps from Close to My Heart, image source Stamping, Crafting & Having Fun

clear to see

 Card featuring Lawn Fawn stamp set, Clear to See, card by Lynnette Kauffman, image source Lawn

 Tickle your funny bone or celebrate a hipster vibe with glasses theme embellishments from Jolee”s Boutique and Basic Grey.

Jolee”s Boutique dimensional stickers, image source 

Basic Grey Hipster wood veneer embellishments, image source Two Peas in a Bucket

Hipster | BasicGrey

Hipster collection from Basic Grey, image source Basic Grey blog

Nerd alert – it”s very cool to look stylish and smart in a pair of lenses, no matter your age.  Eyewear is a fashion statement as well as a necessity for many people and often what”s trendy in the fashion world fits right in with stylish scrapbooking and other paper crafts.

Hipster | BasicGrey | Kelly Noel

Bright future scrapbook page, image source Basic Grey blog

Steel rule dies make customizing trendy shapes easy.  A variety of styles in glasses shaped dies are available from brands like Lifestyle Crafts, The Cats Pajamas and Impression Obsession.

Nerdy Valentines featuring Lifestyle Crafts glasses dies, printable images & image source from No Biggie

Send a greeting incognito with a funny pair of decorated glasses like Wendy McGaffrey shares in her clean and simple card…

Card by Wendy McGaffey featuring Cut Ups Glasses die, image source Wake Up with Wendy 

 Heart Swirl

Cut Ups Glasses die from The Cat”s Pajamas

Combining dies and bright colors, Kimberly Gajewski and Kittie Caracciolo created very attractive sunglasses cards that are perfect for summer time projects.

Card by Kimberly Gajewski featuring Cat”s Pajamas Cut Up die, image source It”s So Pretty!  It”s So Cute!

Impression Obsession Dies, Sunglasses

Impression Obsession Sunglasses dies, image source Ellen

Sunglasses card by Kittie Caracciolo, image source and tutorial at Kittie Kraft

Stop by Kittie”s blog to see close up photos of her fancy shades, all the materials she used, and step by step instructions on how to make them.

No need to feel down about getting a little older and needing a new pair of specs.  It”s just the chance to send or receive this cheerful greeting…


Card by Julie Ebersole, featuing Impression Obession sunglasses die,  image source

Seeing clearly now all the creative ways to use these fun shapes on a project?  I sure hope you do.  Enjoy and happy crafting!

One reply on “Trendy Tuesday – Spectacular Glasses”

  1. What a fun trend! I like images and cards that make me smile. I just need to find my glasses so I can get started. 😉

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