Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Club Scrap Cinema Blog Hop!

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Welcome!  If you arrived here from Karen's post over at Club Scrap Creates, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may want to hop back and check out her amazing artwork and also check out the entire list of participating bloggers!

In keeping with my recycle a Club Scrap Pizza Box theme, I created a movie reel box with a set of circle albums inside. Check out this Blog Post for more details on how one blogger created these adorable minis.

Here is how it all came together.

1. Cut pizza box into two long strips 1" wide, using the entire length of an opened pizza box.
Trace 2 circles using a cereal bowl as a template. Cut the second circle slightly smaller, being sure to cut inside the drawn template.

2. Use book binding glue to adhere the long strips to the outside edges of the circles. *Tip - hold the ends together with the film tape included in the Cinema kit, while the glue sets.

3. Cover sides of boxes with flashing tape from the hardware store. Wrap the edges of the tape around to the back of the box.

4. Cut slits into the flashing tape to allow it to wrap easily to the back of the boxes.

5. Print out images of movie reels, sized to fit the box's bottom and top, from the Cinema Digital Kit.

6. Trim out the images with scissors and adhere to the boxes.

7. Create a digital print to use for the covers of your mini circle books.

Created using Time of Your Life and Cinema Club Scrap digital kits 

8. Choose four 12x12 sheets of paper and trace four 5.75" diameter circles onto each.

Club Scrap papers from Random Doorways, Bold Blooms, Wisteria and Oopsie Daisy.

9. Fold and assemble according to the instructions.

When the albums are tied closed, they fit perfectly inside the Movie Reel box.

I tied each with the 4 ribbons included in the Cinema fiber pack.

Thanks for stopping by!

Up next... Roni's Inkstains Blog.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Club Scrap's Oopsie Daisy Blog Hop

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Welcome to my stop along the Oopsie Daisy Blog Hop featuring artwork created with the July Club Scrap kit. If you have arrived here from Karen's post at Club Scrap Creates, then you are in the right place, if not, you want to head back over to see the complete list of participating bloggers.

The theme for this month's kit just begged for me to create something using paper flowers. I saw this wonderful door/wall swag on Pinterest and wondered how I could recreate it using my kit.

Here are the steps I took to make my wall swag.

1. Trim pieces of pizza box to create the sides, bottom, room and front of the birdhouse.

2. Adhere the pieces together using Book Binding Glue.

3. Trim pieces of the Green paper to create shingles. Ink, distress and curl the edges to add depth.

4. Cut pieces of the Caramel paper to fit the front, bottom and sides of the birdhouse.

5. Punch a 1" circle from the Charcoal paper and then matte with Gray paper stamped with the Borders and Backgrounds Oopsie Daisy text circle. Attach to front of birdhouse.

6. Stamp the large daisy image onto plain white paper.

7. Paint the daisies using Gelatos and a water brush.

8. Fussy cut the daisy images.

Tip: Cut around the daisy images prior to fussy cutting.

9. Give the flowers dimension using a stylus tool on a fun foam pad.

10. Cut foliage using an electronic die cut machine.

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Note: I also cut Light Green Trees paper using a Sizzix Big Shot and several foliage dies.  

11. Create additional daisy shapes using Fiskars and Recollections punches.

12. Assemble the swag on a large piece of driftwood (I have collected a lot over the years living here on Cape Cod ;)

13. Create centers for your flowers using homemade texture medium mixed with dark brown acrylic paint.

Note: I added tiny dots of black paint on the centers and around the insides of the large daisies.
Here is another look at my completed project.

Hope you enjoyed my part of the blog hop today!

Next up is Roni's Inkstains Blog!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Oopsie Daisy - Art Journal PJ Party!

Hi Everyone!

My daughter Shannon and I have been looking forward to this night all week. Tiare Smith hosts a fun and creative online live pj party every Wednesday night. On the second Wednesday of the month, she features that month's Club Scrap kit. The July kit is Oopsie Daisy and lends itself to art journaling perfectly. Shannon and I both used the giant daisy mask which came with the kit and stamps from the Borders and Backgrounds set.

Shannon traced the masking stencil in pencil and colored and outlined it in markers.
She used the Geometrics stencil along with the Neon Dabbers along the edges.

I used watered down black Gelato and stenciled around the daisy mask to create a shadow. Then I added rust and golden rod Gelatos directly to the mask, spritzed it and laid it on the stenciled shadow image. I fussy cut the daisy, leaving the shadow edge in tact, and glued it to my page. I also added some acrylic paint to my homemade texture paint and applied it with a credit card through the Geometrics stencil.

Thanks to Tiare and all her friends for making Shannon feel welcome. She had such a wonderful time chatting with everyone and creating.

Have a terrific and creative week!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Club Scrap Picnic Blog Hop!

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Welcome to Club Scrap's June Blog Hop featuring the Picnic Kit! If you have arrived here from Karen's blog post then you are in the right spot, if not you might want to head back to Club Scrap Creates Blog to check out her artwork and a complete list of participating bloggers. 

I thought the perfect way to celebrate this kit was with another Pizza Box Creation. I made this woven picnic basket! The design was inspired by the Life's a Picnic Mini Album project by the super talented Laura Denison.

Here are the steps I took in creating my project.

1. Cut a Club Scrap Pizza Box into 5 pieces.  A base and 4 sides.

2. Cut 3/4" wide strips of Trees beige paper. The lengths vary depending on the size of the pizza box pieces. Weave the strips to form a sheet which are larger than the pizza box pieces.

3. Apply Club Scrap Book Binding Glue to the sides. Center on woven mat and adhere making sure that comes in contact with all the layers of paper. Allow glue to dry.

4. Trim off excess paper with craft knife.

5. Cover base pizza box piece with Trees beige paper.

6. Mitre the corners of the paper. * Note: do not leave an 1/8 inch space at the corners.

7. Spread glue on flaps and attach to the 4 side walls.

8. Cut 1" strips of Trees beige paper and score in half.

9. Lay the scored pieces along the edge of the basket at the corners. Mark with a pencil the angles to form a perfectly aligned mitered corner.

Mark the top edge of the basket in the same manner and trim.
10. Attach corner pieces with glue.

11. Create cover using woven 3/4" strips of Picnic dark green paper. Cut 3 pizza box pieces, 2 top flaps and 1 spine piece.  Cover top spine area with Trees beige paper.

12. Create handles using long strips of Picnic dark green layered with Trees beige papers. Punch holes in basket and attach handles with brads.

13. Cover the back side of the cover flaps with beige papers leaving the gutter areas exposed. Stamp with marching ants from Picnic Borders and Backgrounds set around perimeter and spine.

14. Create a faux gingham liner for the basket using an embossing folder along with light pink paper from the Picnic kit.

Ink the raised gingham with Fuschia hybrid ink.
Score at the 4th row of squares to drape over the edge of the basket. 
The liners on the sides of the basket were a bit longer than the sides with the handles.
Attach to inside edge of basket using glue or ATG adhesive.  
15. Create 2 sets of mini albums using Laura Denison's stack the deck hinge system. Make hinges using the dark green Picnic papers.

16. Cut pages using Picnic papers in a variety colors. Attach each page to a hinge piece using your favorite tape runner adhesive or glue.

*Note: I decided to add an extra hinge piece to accommodate 2 additional pages.
17. Attach mini albums to backside of basket cover flaps using glue.

18. Place cover onto picnic basket. I designed the cover with the mini albums to fit snugly so that the cover would not shift and move about.

Now the fun begins, picking out the perfect photos and embellishments for my Picnic Basket albums.

Hope you enjoyed the visit and thanks so much for stopping by.

Up next on the hop is Roni's Inkstains Blog!!