Friday, March 9, 2018

SplitcoastStampers Sketch 687 - Club Scrap's Daffodils card

Every week SplitCoastStampers shares a sketch on their Facebook page, so this week I decided to play along!

#splitcoaststampers #clubscrap #daffodils #colorbursts

I chose to work with papers, stamp, and scalloped tag embellishment from the March Club Scrap Daffodils collection.

I created a panel with an embossed resist and Color Burst Pigment Powders. Check out this post for a tutorial.

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Supplies -
Color Bursted panel created with Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Color Burst colors used - Tangerine, Lemon Yellow, and Olive Green

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Daffodils with Color Bursts - Club Scrap

Create a lovely floral art piece with Club Scrap's Daffodils stamps and Color Burst Pigment Powders.

#clubscrap #daffodils #colorbursts #mixedmedia

Stamp the large Daffodils cluster onto a 4.5x6" Strathmore mixed media paper with Versamark ink.

Dust the image with Ranger White Embossing Powder and heat set to melt.

Select powders that compliment the Daffodils color palette (Lemon Yellow, Tangerine, and Gamboge) and sprinkle onto the embossed images. 

Spritz with water and add additional color bursts (Lamp Black and Burnt Umber). 

Dab any excess colored water with a paper towel.

Allow the panel to dry completely. 

Finish the piece with layered mats and a stamped quote from the Daffodils collection

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Steamworks Embossing Folder File Box -- UpCycled Box project

I just can not bear to through away a perfectly good box.
Turn an oatmeal box headed for the recycling bin into embossing folder storage.

#clubscrap #storage #box #upcycle #envelopepunchboard

Make a horizontal cut along the front of the box with a utility knife and acrylic ruler using the bottom of the blue stripe as a guide. With the box on its side, make a diagonal cut from the dotted line along the top of the box to the previous cut mark. Cover all of the edges with tissue tape. 

Trim papers from the Club Scrap Steamworks Page Kit to cover the front, back, and sides of the box.

Ink the edges of all the papers with CS® Hybrid Earth Ink.

Brush a thin layer of CS® Bookbinding Glue onto the papers and adhere to the box.

Trim papers from the kit into 5-7/8x8" panels.

Create a tab on the top each panel with a WR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. Lay the panel on the punch board with the right side centered under the mechanism and punch.

Flip the paper over and make another punch with the left side of the paper aligned with the 2-3/4" mark.

Trim off the excess paper with a trimmer or craft knife to form the tab.

Make the center tab by lining up the left edge of the paper on the 1-1/2" mark and punch. Flip the paper over and repeat. Remove the excess paper from the left and right edges with a trimmer or craft knife.

Print or handwrite labels for each of the tabs.

#clubscrap #storage #box #upcycle #envelopepunchboard

Let's take another look at the finished project.

#clubscrap #storage #box #upcycle #envelopepunchboard

#clubscrap #storage #box #upcycle #envelopepunchboard

I am so happy with my new filing system. I can finally find exactly what I am looking for when I need it! 

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Feb 2018 Project Use It Challenge - Club Scrap

I chose to complete a Club Scrap 2016 Retreat project for the Project Use It Challenge on the Club Scrap Facebook Chat Group.

#clubscrap #popup #minialbum #foilfancies #accordionalbum

The Book in a Book project was such a clever design. 

It featured a fun accordion mini album nested inside a larger book.

The Foiled Fancies embellishments adorned the cool pop up features inside the mini album.

I added some photos from a lunch date outing with my hubby in Plymouth, Mass.

We always eat at Isacc's located on the Plymouth Harbor waterfront. It offers sweeping views harbor out to the Gurnet (where Greg and I got engaged and later married) and the Mayflower II.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Feb 2018 Steamworks Steampunk Top Hat - Club Scrap

Create a miniature steampunk top hat from a Club Scrap® Pizza Box and the Steamworks Collection.

#ideology #paperflowers #steampunk #clubscrap #gears

Steamworks Pizza Box Top Hat tutorial -

Trim Pizza Box cardboard into a 2x6-1/2" strip with the grain direction running vertically. Cut and remove a small triangular piece from one layer of the inside of the strip.

Roll the strip into a cylinder, add glue single layer triangular tab and adhere together with Club Scrap Bookbinding glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator. Add glue to the back of a 2-1/8x6-1/2" strip of Brick print from the Steamworks collection.

Brush the thin layer of glue on the paper with a foam brush. Wrap the paper around the cylinder and hold in place until dry.

Brim - Trim 3" circles - two Brick print and one cardboard with Sizzix Steel Rule Circle dies.

 Top - Cut 2" circles - one Brick print and one cardboard.

Brush glue onto the 3" cardboard circle and laminate the top with the print side of one 3" Brick print circle.

Trim two 1/16" wide Brick print strips and adhere to the perimeter of both the top and brim of the hat with Bookbinding Glue dispensed from the Needle-tipped Applicator tool.

Add a thick bead of glue to the top of the cylinder and lay the laminated top into the glue. Place a heavy object on the cylinder and set the piece aside to dry.

Wrap a piece of gold ribbon around the perimeter of the base of the cylinder to determine the size needed. Add double-sided adhesive along the back of the ribbon and attach to the cylinder. Add a thick bead of glue to the bottom of the cylinder, center it and adhere to the print side of the brim. Set the hat aside to dry completely before moving on to the embellishments.

Steamworks Top Hat Embellishments -

Cut a variety of flower and leaf shapes in Steamworks papers with a tiny daisy punch and Sizzix Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits.

Select a variety of metal Tim Holtz Idea-ology, gears, and vintage key embellishments for the hat.

Shape the flowers and leaves with a ball stylus and foam pad. Adhere the clusters together with hot glue. Arrange the placement on the workspace before hot gluing into place.

Let's take another look at the completed top hat!

Want more ideas on how to turn pizza boxes into artwork?
Visit my posts on the Club Scrap blog, Part One and Part Two!
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