Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Birthday Card Carriers Bookcase

Turn a cardboard box into a bookcase for mini albums, or in this case, Card Carriers created for the recent Club Scrap Celebrate Blog Hop.

Here is how it came together.

Cut a large piece of sturdy cardboard.

Trim angled pieces for either end. Attach ends with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue. Cover corrugated exposed edges with dotted washi tape.

Cut pieces of Celebrate Gray and Gray Print papers to cover exposed areas on back, bottom and sides.

I didn't have one long piece of Celebrate Gray paper so I pieced them together with tape and then attached to the bottom and back sides. 

Here is the finished piece holding the Card Carriers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stained Glass Birthday Card

My daughter Shannon turns 11 today and we gave her this Stained Glass Color Burst card. She thought this technique was really cool! 

Check out my blog post over at Club Scrap for details.

Club Scrap Stamping Star Set 1 UM Retreat 2015 workshop
Club Scrap Black panel from unknown kit
Club Scrap Celebrate Blue strip
Club Scrap Random Doorways Red strip
Color Burst Powders Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Red, and Lemon Yellow
Sizzix Celebrations Script Thinlits words dies set

Monday, February 1, 2016

Birthday Cards

After completing my January Club Scrap blog hop project I had lots of left over scraps.

I found some inspiration on Pinterest and put together these fun cards.

Card Inspiration
Card Sketch Inspiration 
I hope this post inspires you to look at your scraps a bit differently.

Club Scrap Mirror Mirror Happy Birthday UM stamp sentiment
Club Scrap Random Doorways Red card bases
Club Scrap Transformations Aqua card bases
Club Scrap Celebrate UM stamps, Paper scraps, and Embellishments
Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder

Friday, January 29, 2016

Stained Glass Birthday Cards

Today over at Club Scrap's blog I shared a fun technique using Color Burst powders giving the illusion of stained glass windows.

For a completely different look give this version a try.

Instead of using heat set black embossing powder over the Onyx ink stamped images, substitute with clear embossing powder.

Products used:
Club Scrap Retreat 2015 Workshop Stamping Star UM Set 1 & Set 2
Club Scrap Retreat 2014 Workshop Irresistible UM stamp
Liquid Pearls Silver Pearl dots
Ken Oliver's Color Burst Pigment Powders Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, and Lemon Yellow
Navy and Melon card bases from stash

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Club Scrap Celebrate Blog Hop

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Welcome to the January Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Celebrate. If you arrived here from Roni's Inkstains blog then you are in the right place. If not be sure to check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

I made a set of Card Carriers** designed to hold all of the birthday cards I send out each month to my loved ones. My plan is to keep it filled with cards so I will be prepared well in advance of these special occasions.

**Be sure to watch the video and to check out Tricia Morris' 50s Kitchen Blog Hop post for detailed instructions on making these fun Card Carriers.

Choose papers from Celebrate Deluxe kit and supplement with Bright Lights, Big City Yellow, Cantina Orange and Aqua, Expressions Blue and Welcome Red.

Stamp plain papers with Celebrate Jumbo UM swirls and medallions to add more interest.

Assemble the carriers and embellish.

Print out month labels using digital scrapbooking application and the Celebrate digital kit.

Trim using circle cutter and layer with Spellbinders Scalloped circle die cut papers.

Cut apart the 8.5x11 Gray Pattern Deluxe Print to cover the spines. Mix and match prints and plains leftovers from the assembly process for the front and back covers.

Let's take a closer look at the finished project.

Congratulations Club Scrap on your 200th Monthly Kit! It certainly is something to CELEBRATE.

Your next stop on the hop is Anne Marie's Artfully Balanced Blog!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Celebrate Layout

I had some scraps left over from my Origami Album and decided they would work great on a layout.

Choose a 12x12" Celebrate Black background paper.

With a clear grid ruler, align the four 2.5x8.5 vertically centered at the top of the page. This allows for a 3/8" space between the pieces and a 1/2" border around the outside edge.

Trim out the word "love" from the bottom of the fourth scrap and attach at the bottom of the page allowing the same 1/2" border around the edge.

Cut a piece of Celebrate Orange paper to fit in the bottom left corner. 

Add Liquid Silver Pearls to the space between the title and the Orange mat. 

Finish the layout with the black silk ribbon from the Celebrate Embellishment Pack and 4.25x6.25" Orange photo mats. Layer one Orange mat with a 4x6" Blue mat.

Complete the layout with photos from Christmas 2015. 

Check out the shop for Celebrate kit items.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 11, 2016

January Club Scrap Technique Challenge

Karen is hosting this month's challenge on the Club Scrap Blog and it features Origami paper crafting. Check out her blog post for all the details.

I chose to replicate the same mini album that Karen shared. 

Print out five backgrounds from the Celebrate digital kit onto 8.5x11 white paper.

Trim each sheet horizontally at 8.5" to form squares.

Origami fold each piece and attach into a long accordion album. 

Add photos to your project. 

My son's girlfriend turned 21 over the weekend and I made this album for her using photos of her with her family and Jason.

I hope you will be inspired to create an origami project for the challenge! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Club Scrap Navigation Blog Hop

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Welcome to the December Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Navigation. If you arrived here from Annette's Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

I found some adorable little book boats on Pinterest and thought they would be fun to create using the Navigation kit.

The boat's hull was made using a template found HERE.

Let's get started.

1. Print the template onto copy paper and lay onto a Club Scrap Pizza Box lid.

2. Cut along the lines of the template with a craft knife or heavy duty craft blade.

3. Make score lines using the knife being careful not to cut all the way through the Pizza Box.

4. Remove some of the corrugated cardboard from the tab areas to eliminate some of the bulk.

5. Print the template again but this time onto Navigation Rust Plain paper.

6. Create two sets of the sides and of the stern.

7. Add Navigation Greeting UM stamp images in Gold Metallic Ink to the outside sides and stern pieces. Adhere to the boat using Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue. Allow to dry and then continue to build the boat's hull.

9. Roll a piece of Pizza Box into a squared tube to form the mast base as shown above.

10. Cover the top of the tube with stamped Rust paper.

11. Tightly roll 1x10" Dk. Green print into a mast. Secure with Bookbinding Glue.

12. Cut a hole in the top and bottom center of the tube. Insert the mast and attach the tube to the hull with glue.

13. Attach Tan paper tabs to the bow and stern corners. Distress the edges with Earth Ink.

14. Free hand cut sail shapes out of two Green Fiber prints. Trace the shapes onto the same paper to form the opposite side of the sails and attach together with Bookbinding Glue.

15. While the paper is still pliable, mold the sails into shape.

16. Cut four .75x1.25" tabs from the open book image on the Green Fiber prints. Attach the sails onto the mast using the tabs as shown.

17. Add a piece of fiber for the flag at the top of the mast with Bookbinding Glue.

Here is the finished boat.

Your next stop on the hop is Debbie at DebDuzScrappin!