Friday, January 29, 2016

Stained Glass Birthday Cards

Today over at Club Scrap's blog I shared a fun technique using Color Burst powders giving the illusion of stained glass windows.

For a completely different look give this version a try.


Instead of using heat set black embossing powder over the Onyx ink stamped images, substitute with clear embossing powder.

Products used:
Club Scrap Retreat 2015 Workshop Stamping Star UM Set 1 & Set 2
Club Scrap Retreat 2014 Workshop Irresistible UM stamp
Liquid Pearls Silver Pearl dots
Ken Oliver's Color Burst Pigment Powders Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, and Lemon Yellow
Navy and Melon card bases from stash

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Club Scrap Celebrate Blog Hop

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Welcome to the January Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Celebrate. If you arrived here from Roni's Inkstains blog then you are in the right place. If not be sure to check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.


I made a set of Card Carriers** designed to hold all of the birthday cards I send out each month to my loved ones. My plan is to keep it filled with cards so I will be prepared well in advance of these special occasions.


**Be sure to watch the video and to check out Tricia Morris' 50s Kitchen Blog Hop post for detailed instructions on making these fun Card Carriers.

Choose papers from Celebrate Deluxe kit and supplement with Bright Lights, Big City Yellow, Cantina Orange and Aqua, Expressions Blue and Welcome Red.


Stamp plain papers with Celebrate Jumbo UM swirls and medallions to add more interest.


Assemble the carriers and embellish.


Print out month labels using digital scrapbooking application and the Celebrate digital kit.


Trim using circle cutter and layer with Spellbinders Scalloped circle die cut papers.



Cut apart the 8.5x11 Gray Pattern Deluxe Print to cover the spines. Mix and match prints and plains leftovers from the assembly process for the front and back covers.


Let's take a closer look at the finished project.




Congratulations Club Scrap on your 200th Monthly Kit! It certainly is something to CELEBRATE.

Your next stop on the hop is Anne Marie's Artfully Balanced Blog!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Celebrate Layout



I had some scraps left over from my Origami Album and decided they would work great on a layout.

Choose a 12x12" Celebrate Black background paper.

With a clear grid ruler, align the four 2.5x8.5 vertically centered at the top of the page. This allows for a 3/8" space between the pieces and a 1/2" border around the outside edge.


Trim out the word "love" from the bottom of the fourth scrap and attach at the bottom of the page allowing the same 1/2" border around the edge.

Cut a piece of Celebrate Orange paper to fit in the bottom left corner. 


Add Liquid Silver Pearls to the space between the title and the Orange mat. 


Finish the layout with the black silk ribbon from the Celebrate Embellishment Pack and 4.25x6.25" Orange photo mats. Layer one Orange mat with a 4x6" Blue mat.


Complete the layout with photos from Christmas 2015. 


Check out the shop for Celebrate kit items.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 11, 2016

January Club Scrap Technique Challenge

Karen is hosting this month's challenge on the Club Scrap Blog and it features Origami paper crafting. Check out her blog post for all the details.


I chose to replicate the same mini album that Karen shared. 

Print out five backgrounds from the Celebrate digital kit onto 8.5x11 white paper.


Trim each sheet horizontally at 8.5" to form squares.


Origami fold each piece and attach into a long accordion album. 


Add photos to your project. 



My son's girlfriend turned 21 over the weekend and I made this album for her using photos of her with her family and Jason.

I hope you will be inspired to create an origami project for the challenge!