Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Club Scrap Big Top Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Big Top. If you arrived here from Debbie Weller's Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

Split Coast Stampers shares some amazing techniques to inspire crafters in their Tutorials section. I found the Double Diamond Fold to be particularly interesting, so I set out to create a card using my Big Top kit.

An assortment of Big Top prints cover the inside areas of the cleverly scored card.

 I added rosettes and 'hello' with Sizzix dies cut from Big Top Blue Pattern paper. The tag was free hand cut from the Blue paper. It was stamped randomly with an image from the UM Art Nouveau Rubber set in Club Scrap Lagoon Hybrid ink. Then it was tied with grosgrain Green ribbon.

The two large rosettes are embellished with Washi tape we received as a gift at Club Scrap's Annual Retreat 2015. Edges of the rosettes are inked with Lagoon ink.

Woven Strands sentiment stamped in Onyx ink.  Art Nouveau image embellished with Bright Lights, Big City Silver star dazzle sticker.

The next card was created based on Merilyn's Card Sketch for the October challenge at the Club Scrap Forum.

As a bonus to the blog hop, I am including some storage ideas. My latest obsession has been up-cycling boxes headed for the recycling bin into storage for my dies, embossing folders, and other crafting supplies. Check out these past blog post for details.

Magazine Box Up-Cycle project
Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop

All these storage containers started out as large food boxes from the wholesale club.

1. Seal up the ends of the box with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue.

2. Slice the box diagonally in half with a large box cutting blade.

3. Cover the edges with white duct tape, Washi Tapes and cover the sides with papers.

4. Add metal label plates to the front panels.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and would love your feedback on the artwork I have shared with you today.

Up next on the hop, Anne Marie's Artfully Balanced Blog.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Magazine Box Up-Cycle project

As a follow up post to the Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop project, I created a magazine box for my daughter Alicia who is away at college. Before she left, we looked everywhere for a reasonably priced set to match her bedding.

Alicia's bedding at college.
However, everything, in my opinion, was way to much money. So I set out to create a similar item using boxes I had around the house.

1. Follow the instructions for cutting the box (in this case PopSecret microwave popcorn) and creating the magazine box, in my tutorial HERE. *note: I used paint in this version.

2. Cover the all the box edges with black duct tape.

3. Trim Botanicals Green paper and adhere to the sides of the box leaving a 1/8" reveal around the edges. Cut Black paper from stash and adhere to the bottom and back sides of the box

4. Dry emboss Botanicals White paper with Brocade Darice Embossing folder from the Tin Tiles kit.

5. Swipe Onyx Hybrid Ink pad using direct to paper inking technique to the raised areas on the white paper.

6. Trim the inked papers into strips. These measure 2x4.75".

7. Arrange the pieces in a Herringbone pattern, and attach with CS Bookbinding Glue. Trim pieces at edges of box when needed and ink the edges before adhering.

8. Cut two larger rectangles of inked embossed papers for the front edge of the box and layer with Green paper.

The project is complete!

Can't wait to send it up to Alicia at school. I hope she likes them. :)

Thanks for stopping by!