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!!

31 comments:

  1. Goodness, now THAT is a project! I know all the time and effort are worth it, because it turned out really great. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  2. Awesome project, Julie! My eyeballs popped out of my head when I saw how the mini albums fit into the cover. How nifty!!! Thanks for all of the step outs and info . . . super job!

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  3. Cute - you'll have to show it again with pics!!

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  4. Super wow - Queen of the pizza box - again!!!

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  5. very clever idea for the little mini albums

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  6. Just darling! You are an amazing paper engineer! Would be a great summer wedding gift!

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  7. Oh my gosh the basket even has the liner, which I think is my favorite part!! Kudos for knocking out of the park-again. How long did this take?

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    1. hmmm, that is a great question... I think it took about 12 hours total from start to finish, but that was only because I was figuring out dimensions and design as I went along. Now that I have made it once, it would probably take half the time.

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  8. wow! I was blown out of the water with this one. I could even adapt the basket to... let's say Easter gifts for the teachers... loved it!

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    1. hi JeniRuth, thanks so much! Great idea for the Easter Basket!!!

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  9. Julie! If this isn't the NEATEST project!!!! How WONDERFUL!!!! I want to try this project SOOO badly!!!! Your instructions and photos are terrific!

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  10. So cute! How long did this take you, Julie?

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    1. Ann, I would say about 12 hours total from start to finish including designing certain elements and blogging too. I truly think it would be much less if I were to do it a second time. :)

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  11. I am always blown away by what you can do with a pizza box, Julie. Awesome project!

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  12. Julie, you have outdone yourself this time! Such a great project. It myst have taken you quite some time. I want to see the booklet inside when finished, please!! It all comes together so perfectly.

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  13. What a picnic basket full of goodies! AWESOME!

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  14. Oh my, Julie! Your creativity is just amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Julie -- your creative ideas using each month's CS kit are truly amazing -- thanks so much for figuring out the process and providing us with directions that I think I could follow to recreate your project.

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  16. So very, very creative........thanks Julie....

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  17. Very cute project! I love how you always find a way to repurpose the pizza box.

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  18. Blown away as usual with your projects Julie! Cutest picnic basket ever! The embossed liner and mini album pages that hang from the lid are over the top!!!

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  19. what a great idea - you always come up with the most interesting projects.

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  20. Love this mini! You know I'm a big fan of Laura's and you interpreted her project wonderfully! Thanks so much for sharing!

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