Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Club Scrap 50s Kitchen Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring the March 50s Kitchen Kit! If you arrived here from Kay's Blog then you are in the right spot, if not you might want to hop back to see what Karen has created at the Club Scrap Blog. There you can check out the complete list of participating bloggers so you don't miss a thing!

I have fallen head over heels in love with this kit. The colors and artwork just make me smile. The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw it was, a recipe box. I have needed a new one for quite some time, and this was my chance to make it all my own!

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

1. Cut book boards, front, back and spine, and cover with 50s Kitchen papers.

2. Create sides using a score board. Score the Lock and Key Teal papers using an accordion fold and attach to the covered boards to form a box. The accordion sides allow for some expansion as more recipes are added.

3. Create category tabs using Teal papers and an envelope punch board.

Punch in center of left edge of Teal card.
Slide card to left and line up edge at 2.5" and punch.
Remove excess at the top of card with craft knife. 
For the center tab, line up card at 1.75" and punch. 
Flip card over horizontally to the left and repeat. 

Remove excess at the top of the card with craft knife.
4. Use digital scrapbooking application to create tab labels. Type the category names in black font and add food icons mixed with 50s kitchen digital kit images to each category name. Print out onto Staples brand sticker paper.

5. Trim out each label and attach to the Teal category tabs.

6. Fill the box with recipe cards. Learn more about how I created mine HERE.

7. Decorate a panel for the front of the Recipe Box. Print out the word Recipes on sticker paper using the 50s Kitchen digital font. I changed the color from chalkboard white to a matching red. Stamp images from the 50s Kitchen UM Art Nouveau set onto panels using Ocean and WOW Red hybrid inks. Add a piece of diamond twill ribbon from the 50s Kitchen embellishment pack to complete the panel.

8. Create a mounting board for your recipe box using Pizza Boxes. Layer two sheets of Pizza Box cardboard together using Book Binding Glue. Make sure they are running in different grain directions. This will provide a more sturdy board.

9. Wrap the board in Cape Cod Red, 50s Kitchen Aqua and Lock and Key Teal.

10. Mark holes where the box will mount using three extra large brass brads.

11. Color the tops of the brads using Black Enamel Accents from Ranger.

12. Attach the box to the board with the brads.

13. Paint small wooden clothes pins with black acrylic paint and allow to dry.

14. Attach to the board with Book Binding Glue.

15. Cover the back of the board with a piece of black paper to cover the brads.

The project is done. It can be mounted on the wall or it can stand on your countertop.

Thanks for stopping by and up next on the hop is Wendy Bellino!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Club Scrap London Calling Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the February Blog Hop celebrating Club Scrap's London Calling kit! If you arrived from Shona's Blog then you are in the right spot. If not, hop over to Karen's blog post at Club Scrap to see what she has created and for a complete list of participating bloggers.

I picked up the Stacked Box Project Components last month from Club Scrap and decided to create it using this month's kit. I love the color palette and it worked perfectly with papers from the Pattern Basics pastels pack. This text weight paper with its distressed prints made covering the boxes a breeze.

Small box inside.
As I previewed my post I realized that my project needed a companion, so I found inspiration HERE on Pinterest and created this tag.

I absolutely adore working with paper to create flowers and other adornments for my art. If you are interested in how I created it, scroll down to the bottom of this post for details.

Thanks for stopping by and your next stop on the hop is Wendy Bellino!


London Calling Digital Hybrid Tag Instructions:

1. Use the London Calling Digital Kit and a digital scrapbooking application (I use iScrapbook) to create artwork for the tag.

2. Print out the 5x7" artwork onto matte sticker paper (I used Staples brand).

3. Cut the images apart using a trimmer.

4. Trace a shipping tag shape onto a piece of Ivory plain paper from the collection.

Don't forget to punch the hole.
5. Use a craft knife to trim out the frame, London is calling, and Big Ben images.

6. Tear three edges of the script panel and adhere to the tag.

7. Adhere the frame, Big Ben and London is calling stickers to the tag.

8. Make the gray postage stamp using the image from the UM Borders and Backgrounds collection and Ash ink. Add color with water color pencils.

I added an old postage stamp from my grandmother and stamped with image from the Post Art Project 2010 Club Scrap Retreat.
9. Create flower embellishments using a selection of daisy punches (I used Fiskars, Recollections, and Martha Stewart). Cut leaves and twigs from Sizzix with Die Cut machine.

10. Add ribbon and metal crown to complete the tag.

Finished projects.