Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Club Scrap Literature Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Club Scrap October Blog Hop featuring the Literature 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 ran across this idea for an amazing book, which I had never heard of before, called a Midori Traveler's Notebook. Upon further research, I came to realize that I must have been living under a rock! I was blown away by all the fantastic DIY ideas out there, for not only creating your own notebook, but for making some of the inserts. At the end of this post I will share some links which I found very helpful during my creative process.

Create the cover with a 7x8" piece of Kraft-Tex in Chocolate Brown. Fold this piece in half horizontally. Mark piercing holes to insert the elastic cording.

16" length of black elastic cording
Make a loop of was linen thread to help pull the loop of black elastic through to the outside of the cover.
Tie off the closure loop to prevent it from re entering the pierced hole.
Perform the pamphlet stitch.
Secure the inside elastic cord with a double knot.
Add corner stamped images with Jet Black Permanent Ink on the front and back of the Kraft-Tex cover.

Create a focal medallion with embossed Bronze paper inked with the Jet Black Permanent Ink. Layer with stamped images from the Literature Greeting UM set and Red paper circle mat.

Spellbinders Nestibilities Scalloped Circles and Darice Damask Embossing folder.

Add a DIY six pocket insert created from a manila folder.

Decorate the folder with papers from the Literature Deluxe Kit.

Print the Red background from the Literature Digital Kit and create tabs with a 1" circle punch.

Insert the tabbed Dk. Kraft tabbed panels into the inside pockets. 
Make two pocket journals with downloads from My Life in One Place. Create covers with Red plain and Gold Metallic papers, score and bind the booklets with a three hole pamphlet stitch and wax linen thread.

Adhere customized book plates to the inside front pages of each booklet created with the digital kit elements and coordinating font, Berylium. Attach Library pockets to the inside front and back covers of each booklet to create additional storage.

Removable inserts are what makes the notebook so unique.

A simple hair elastic holds the two booklets inside the traveler's notebook.

Your next stop is Anne Marie at her Artfully Balanced Blog!

Midori Traveler's Notebook helpful links:
Brian Goulet - Explanation of How it all Works Video
Carie Harling - Putting it all together Video
My Life in One Place - Ray Blake for Printables
6 Pocket Kraft Folder Part 1 - Pocket Full of Vintage
6 Pocket Kraft Folder Part 2 - Pocket Full of Vintage
Eline's Cover Tutorial
The GeeKon Record - DIY Pocket Notebook

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Boardwalk Card Sketch Challenge Cards

I created these five cards with the Club Scrap Boardwalk Deluxe kit.

Check out the Club Scrap Blog tomorrow (10/14/16) for free downloadable cutting instructions.

Club Scrap Stamps:
Make a Wish. - Literature Greeting UM
HB HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Garden Shed Greeting UM
circle image - Boardwalk Art Nouveau UM

Club Scrap Inks - Sapphire and Onyx

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Club Scrap September Blog Hop featuring the Garden Shed 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 set of four 4.25" square cards to fit neatly inside the SplitcoastStampers Card Pouch.

ALCM Instructions

Download the instructions and select three Garden Shed 8.5x11" papers.

Create 8.5x11" digital hybrid prints with a scrapbooking application (iScrapbook).

Print these onto the back of the Teal Print and Butter papers.

Cut the papers following the instructions.

Assemble the pieces onto the card bases in a pleasing design.

Stamp the Jumbo UM quote in Earth ink onto the plain side of each of the 2-1/8x2.5" rectangles.

The 1x3.75 Teal prints add interest to the inside of each card.

Nestle the cards into the Card Pouch.

The Card Pouch was created using the following products.
Jumbo UM stamp in Club Scrap Leaf, Earth, and Topaz Hybrid ink colors
Deluxe Kit papers - 12x12 Mint Print, 12x12 Olive Plain, 12x12 Butter Plain, and 8.5x11 White Print
Deluxe Kit fibers - satin ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Your next stop is Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Club Scrap Artist Team September 2016 Technique Challenge

Artist team member Donna C. came up with this month's sketch based technique challenge.
Visit the Club Scrap Blog for details.

I used Washi Tapes which fit nicely into Loree's Tool/Stash Challenge over on the Club Scrap Forum. Click this LINK for details.

I chose to create a layout based on this card sketch.

I turned the card sketch into a 12x12 layout sketch.

Product List -

Club Scrap Sunflowers:
Deluxe papers
Lite Stencil
Jumbo UM Rubber Stamp - Quote
Art Nouveau UM Rubber Stamp - Checks
Washi Tape
Sparkle Stickers

Club Scrap Garden Shed:
Art Nouveau UM Rubber Stamp - Butterfly

Club Scrap other:
Retreat 2015 Pure & Simple Washi Tape
50s Kitchen Polka Dot Washi Tape

Botanical Washi Tape from stash
Thickers Title {bloom} from stash

Club Scrap Hybrid Inks - Onyx, Earth, Topaz, Neon Yellow, and Tangerine

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pinspired Butterfly card

I saw this gorgeous card on Pinterest and loved how Maria's butterfly image jumped off the page.

I chose to recreate this card with Club Scrap's Garden Shed collection.

Stamp the Garden Shed Olive paper with the word collage from the Jumbo UM in Versamark ink.

Stamp the Art Nouveau UM Butterfly image onto Mint paper with India Ink. Add color with markers.

Layer the sentiment stamped onto an Olive panel onto black paper panel. Add additional stamped bug images and fibers to complete the card.

Club Scrap Garden Shed Deluxe Kit
Club Scrap Garden Shed Jumbo UM
Club Scrap Garden Shed Art Nouveau UM
Whispers Dual Tip Markers by SugarLoaf

Thanks for stopping.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Club Scrap Sunflowers Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Club Scrap August Blog Hop featuring the Sunflowers 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.

Combine the art of ribbon embroidery with paper crafting for stunning results! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for details.

Next up on the hop is Anne Marie's Artfully Balanced Blog.


Stamp the Sunflowers Jumbo UM Collage onto mixed media art paper with CS Earth Hybrid Ink.

Pierce holes through the paper at the top and base of each petal.

Thread the Sunflowers Fiber Pack sheer multi color ribbon onto a blunt tapestry needle.

Carefully stitch each petal with the pierced holes as the guide.

Pierce a large hole into center of flower.

Insert dual color twine fiber into the hole. Wrap the end with clear tape to assist in threading the hole.

Wind the twine into a circle and secure with hot glue.

Make a leaf shape with the wide green satin ribbon. Check out this video for more details.

Stitch the leaf into the paper with thread. Secure onto the back of the paper with a knot.

Cut smaller leaf shapes from the satin ribbon with scissors. To prevent fraying, melt the edges with a lighter.

Insert the leaf stems into pierced holes near the main flower stem under the large leaf. Secure the ends on the back of the paper with clear tape.

Add a small dab of Bookbinding Glue to the tip ends of both leaves and attach to the paper.

Cut a stem shape from the satin ribbon, melt the edges to prevent fraying, and attach into the paper with the same technique for attaching the small leaves.

Finish the panel with a stippling of Earth ink to distress the paper.

Layer with Foil Copper Embossed Art Nouveau UM check pattern on a Brown panel and a Sunflowers Deluxe 8.5x11" print.

Attach to the front of a manila mailer envelope mini album.  Visit this LINK for detailed instructions for creating this album.

Complete the mini album with Big Top adhesive pearls, Sunflowers Washi Tape and additional dual colored twine.

Adhere Sunflowers Deluxe paper photo mats to each page of the envelope mini.

Thanks so much for visiting and see you next month!