Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Club Scrap Blueprints Blog Hop!

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

Fall Wall Hanging
With its wonderful color palette of gold, blue, green, and brown, the Blueprints kit just begged to be turned into a fall wall hanging. At first glance, you might not automatically jump to that conclusion, but as you can see, with a little die cutting and inking magic, this was the perfect kit choice for this project to celebrate the first days of Fall! 

Here is how it all came together. 

1. Print out 41/2" tall alphas spelling the word fall from the Blueprints Digital Kit onto copy paper.

2. Cut out letters to use as template. Trace the basic letter shape onto a Club Scrap Pizza Box. Cut out the letters and color the edges with CS® Earth Ink

3. Cut two pieces of Pizza Box, with alternating grain directions, to 5.5 x 12.5" long. Use Bookbinding Glue to adhere the pieces together. 

4. Use two pieces of paper from the collection to cover the base of the wall hanging. 
Green - 8.5 x 5.5"  Blue - 8.5 x 9.5" 

5. Stamp the papers, prior to attaching to the base, with scroll image from the Border & Background stamp set. 

6. Mark the position of the smaller green paper before glueing. The papers will overhang the outside edge of the Pizza Box base 1.5" on all sides. The green and blue papers will meet and lay flush next to one another.

This mark will be where the glue is applied first, to attach the green paper to the base.
7. Brush a thin layer of Bookbinding Glue onto this short pencil area and lay on the green paper.

8. Repeat for the other side of the Pizza Box base and attach the blue paper.

9. Mitre the four corners at 45 degree angles to wrap the base, making sure that you leave at least a 1/4" of paper at the corners. 

10. Once complete, your base will look like this.

Video demo of basic wrapping technique - HERE
11. Print out another set of the same letters from the digital kit, however this time, change the image settings, in contrast, saturation and transparency (a lot of fancy talk for making the letters all black and then removing 50% of the color) and then print on the brown paper. 

12. Fussy cut the letters and attach to the Pizza Box letters. 

I offset the letters to create a drop shadow effect.
13. Use an oval punch (small and large) to create pumpkins using the gold paper.

14. Sponge the edges with CS® Tangerine Ink. Add die cut brown paper twig for stem.

15. Die cut a lot of leaves, acorns, and twigs for embellishments. Add inks directly to the paper prior to die cutting, to add texture and dimension to the leaves. 

Green paper colored with CS® Leaf ink.
Gold paper colored with Tangerine ink.
Dab on CS® WOW Red ink. 
Sponge on inks before removing die cut white leaves from paper.
16. Create one more pumpkin using a 1" circle punch. To create the center section of this pumpkin I punched off part of the circle.  

17. Attach your embellishments and letters and you have a wonderful fall wall hanging to enjoy all season.

Click the image to get a close up view :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Next up is Roni's Inkstains Blog


  1. Julie, what a totally cool Fall display! So many wonderful detils to look at. Happy Fall to you!

  2. Cute - you must spend hours and hours making these.

  3. Beautiful! Just love all the detail--and the way you made the dimensional pumpkins is great! Happy Fall, Julie!!

  4. This would make a cute door decoration!

  5. Very cute. Love all your creative "pizza box" ideas. The pumpkins are awesome!

  6. Very cool - way to go on the pizza box! I used mine this month too - LOL!! Love all your fall "goodies" - they do create a lovely Fall Plaque.


  7. Julie this is so cute. You should seriously consider writing a book on the many ways to use a Pizza box!

  8. Stinkin cute!! I love those letters, is that just the same font that matches the kit? (free download?)

    1. Janet, the one I used was the alpha set from the Blueprints Digital kit. Although similar, it has more details in it with some stamped imagery behind the hashing marks.

  9. I look forward to seeing the new ways you recycle your PB each month. Great project!

  10. Julie -- Your creative use of pizza boxes is just amazing -- Using the oval and circle punch to make pumpkins is a great idea and I plan to use on Halloween/Thanksgiving cards. Thanks.

    1. Thanks so much Regina, I wish I could claim that one, but alas, the genius of others sharing on Pinterest. Loved it too and couldn't wait to try it for this wall hanging. :)

  11. Cute wall hanging, but I love the ovals and circle punch to make the pumpkins! Too cute!

  12. I just love how you find a way to use your pizza box almost every bloghop! This is a darling fall display. I agree with you that the letters in this set are really great for a lot of things. Have a great day!

  13. Your wall hanging is wonderful! I love how you made the pumpkins and used digital for the letters, both great ideas.

  14. So cute! I always love seeing what you're going to do with the pizza box each month.

  15. Adorable Julie! So clever in so many ways! Wow!

  16. Beautiful Julie!! And nice to see the pizza box tradition is alive and well!!

  17. Thanks for the inspiration. Fall is my favorite time of year and I love this project.