Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Club Scrap Boardwalk Blog Hop

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Welcome to Club Scrap June Blog Hop featuring the Boardwalk kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstains Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.


Create a 12x12 layout filled with dimension and depth.

Select 12x12" papers from the Boardwalk Deluxe kit.


Make simple wavy cuts in the top Boardwalk Sage 12x12" print along the left hand side of the top paper layer with a sharp craft knife. Leave space at the top and bottom of the page in tact.


Lay the top cut layer over the second layer and make the initial wavy cuts. Remove the top layer and connect the cuts.




Continue making wavy cuts in all the papers.


Trim the middle cut layers to 5.5x12".


Add 3D foam squares to the backs of all the cut layers and attach to the top layer.


Attach a 6.5x11" black foam (recycled from shipment packaging) to the last 12x12 Boardwalk Deep Blue uncut base paper. Then lay the layered pieces onto the black foam to complete the page.


Create a faux boardwalk element with craft sticks distressed with Onyx Hybrid ink. Visit my Club Scrap Blog Post HERE for another faux boardwalk idea.


Attach a strip of 1.5x4.5" Sage paper to the back of the sticks to hold in place.




Add to the layout across the dimensional paper "marsh" on the layout.


Embellish with crab and lobster stickers. Visit my Club Scrap Blog Post HERE for details.



Add a title strip using the sticker technique and the Boardwalk Digital Kit
Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will share your Boardwalk artwork using the linky party over at the Club Scrap Blog!


The next stop on your hop is Anne Marie's Artfully Balanced Blog!
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Club Scrap Creative License Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Club Scrap May Blog Hop featuring the Creative License kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstains Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.

I have to admit that this past month has been somewhat of a blur. My son Jason graduated college last weekend and we are just so proud of him. He has returned home, along with my daughter Alicia, who just finished her freshman year of college. The weather has been absolutely beautiful here on Cape Cod, and as a result, the gardening bug bit me big time. As a result of all this, my blog hop project was put off until yesterday. Bad Julie ;) I really don't like waiting until the last minute to do my projects. Luckily, this month's Creative License Deluxe kit came with a FANTASTIC goodie, the On the Go Album.


I simply followed along with Tricia's VIDEO demo, and it came together in less than an hour.


My album is ready to feature some select photos from Jason's four years at Framingham State University.

Embellish this album with these fun little shrink plastic license plates featuring images from the Creative License Jumbo UM Rubber stamp set.


Stamp the blank license plate onto shrink plastic with Onyx ink. Add color directly onto the stamp  with coordinating colors of Sharpie permanent markers.


Add more color to the image if needed.


Align letters using the grid lines on an acrylic stamping block.


Stamp onto the license plate image with Onyx ink.



Fussy cut images from the shrink plastic.


Punch out the holes using a Crop a Dile tool.


Heat the plastic to shrink. While the license plate is still warm, press with an acrylic block to flatten.




Attach to the front cover and it is ready for gift giving!



Next up on the hop, Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Club Scrap Dahlia Blog Hop

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Welcome to Club Scrap's Blog Hop featuring April's gorgeous Dahlia kit.

April Dahlia Deluxe Kit
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.


Pinspiration strikes again! Check out the link to see Amy's gorgeous rolled paper wreath.

Here is a closer look at how this project came together.

Decorate three 12x12" plain papers using a variety of stamps. Trim the Dahlia 12x12" prints and decorated plains into 6x6" squares.


Punch along two adjoining edges with flower border punch. Form each square into a cone and secure with hot glue.


Continue to roll papers to create a wreathe shape.


Cut two large circles out of Pizza Box cardboard for the base. Glue them together in opposite grain directions.



Mark a hole in the center of the base.
Attach a black ribbon to the back of the base for hanging.


Adhere the rolled papers onto the base around the marked center dot using hot glue.




Create a center piece for the wreathe using an upside down stack of Pizza Box cardboard circles. Finish off the raw edges with Dahlia Butterfly washi tape.



Attach a stamped quote to nested scalloped and circle die cuts.


Die cut butterfly shapes from Dahlia Pink, Yellow, Purple and Big Top Light Green papers. Die cut butterfly detail from black paper from stash.


Add additional color using inks and paint to the butterfly shapes. Adhere the black detail die over them using Club Scrap Glue Pen.


Attach the butterflies to complete the wreathe.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Up next on the blog hop Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced.

Supplies:
Club Scrap Dahlia Deluxe Kit 
Club Scrap Dahlia Jumbo UM stamp set
Club Scrap Dahlia Art Nouveau stamp set
Club Scrap Hybrid inks - Onyx Amethyst, Leaf, Tangerine
Club Scrap Wildflowers Borders and Backgrounds stamp set
Club Scrap Big Top Light Green plain paper
Sizzix Alterations Thinlits Detailed Butterflies Dies
Spellbinders Nestibilities Scalloped Circle Die
Darice Nesting Circles Die
Martha Stewart Daisy border punch
Ranger Adirondack White Acrylic Paint dabber