Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Welcome Tribal Blog Hoppers!


Today we are celebrating Club Scrap's August kit called Tribal. If you want to start from the beginning of the hop, jump over to the CLUB SCRAP CREATES BLOG by clicking on the link. It is here that you will find the complete list of participating Bloggers.

The Tribal kit screams out to be used for something special for the man in your life. What a fantastic way to get some masculine influences in your artwork.
Tribal Valet Blog Hop Project + iPhone5 template.

First up, I ordered a clear black iPhone5 case which I purchased on Amazon.com HERE. There are all sorts of colors and models to choose from.

Next I created a template, using some of the packaging, and designed a totally unique cover using my Tribal unmounted rubber stamps. I am providing a free template here on the hop so you can design your very own.
Print out your template on 8.5x11" paper.
I made several different versions.
iPhone5 with stamped template in clear case and optional template variation.

I am excited to change things up with every new Club Scrap kit that is released.

My other goal was to create a small organization spot for guys to throw their spare change, keys and phone at the end of the day. Let's face it, most guys (and some of us gals) just throw stuff on a counter or bureau willy nilly and this is how things get misplaced.
Loose change and stuff.

So instead of reinventing the wheel,  I went back in my stash of Club Scrap project instructions and found the Stamp Project from the Jan. 2011 Lotus Pond Kit.  This adorable little Trinket Treasure Trove project just needed a few adjustments to the measurements and it was the perfect size for my dresser valet.
Used the Tribal 8.5x11 print to cover the top, sides and back of the valet.

After assembling the cabinet I painted the book board using Blick black matte finish acrylic paint.

I also added wood plugs (from the hardware store) as drawer knob and feet. I "stained" the wood plugs using Club Scrap's Hybrid Earth ink and attached to the unit using Club Scrap Book Binding Glue.
Drawer knob and feet are 2 different styles of wood plugs.
The iPhone5 coordinates perfectly with the Valet.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope you were inspired to create something for the guys in your life.

Next stop on your hop is RONI at her INK STAINS blog!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Serengeti Project using Free Printable!

Serengeti Stamper's Project

This was quite a challenging project. I have to admit, I think of myself as kind of an expert when it comes to making Club Scrap Projects, but this one was a real challenge. After I figured out the entire project and how all of the pieces came together, well, it is now one of my favorites. I will definitely be making another one soon. So if you have this project at home give it a shot.

Back to the project... I received my E News letter last Saturday from Club Scrap (WHAT! you aren't signed up to get it, well here is a LINK).  If you missed this fun printable sheet of images created using the brand new PSL special edition Bugs Kit available in paper and digital, then click HERE for them. Now you can create something too.


Stamped papers using Memoirs ink splotch and script stamps.
Embossed stamped Club Scrap's butterfly, moth, and dragonfly using clear embossing powder.
After I cut out the images from the print out and embossed them with the bugs stamps, I inked up the "file folders" with Distress inks in Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, and Antique Linen.  The images of the butterfly, moth, and dragonfly resist the ink.

I inked the outside edges of the tags using Antique Linen Distress ink.  I used a small matte of Destinations blue cardstock and layered with the cream colored cardstock which I used to cover the project.

Other supplies used:
Club Scrap's Comfort Zone kit- Key embellishment
Club Scrap's Cape Cod kit - white twine fibers from Greetings to Go
Club Scrap's post screws for mini album on box
Tonic Paper Distress tool - for edges of cream and blue mattes
Club Scrap's Papillon kit - small butterfly UM stamp
Club Scrap's Memoirs kit - ink splotch and script UM stamps
Club Scrap's Great Outdoors kit - lunar moth UM stamp
Club Scrap's Centennial Casual kit - small dragonfly UM stamp
Recollections silver brad from stash

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!