Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Club Scrap Adirondacks Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap May Blog Hop featuring the Adirondacks kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.

I created an arrow triptych art piece combining the Adirondacks Digital and Deluxe paper kits.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for details on how I created this triptych.

Your next stop on the Hop is the talented Roni's Inkstains Blog!


Select and crop three arrows from the Adirondacks Digital collection and place them onto an 8.5x11" background with a digital scrapbooking software. I use iScrapbook for Mac.

Print the arrows onto the backs of five assorted 8.5x11 papers from the Deluxe kit. Note: I trimmed down three 12x12 papers from the collection to create 8.5x11" papers.

Cut out three different arrows from three different colored papers with a craft knife and cutting mat. Note: The black printed arrows will not be visible on this project, as I am using the opposite side.

Fussy cut some of the details from other arrow colors and decorate the arrows as desired. Attach these small pieces with Club Scrap's Bookbinding Glue in a Needle-tipped Applicator.

To create the triptych, trim a Club Scrap pizza box into six 3x12" panels. Make sure that there are two sets of three panels running in opposite grain directions.

Match up two panels (with opposite grain directions) and laminate them together with Bookbinding Glue, creating three double thickness panels. The varying grain directions will create a much stronger base.

Mark each panel at 3" from the tops and 1/2" from each side. Punch holes with a paper piercing tool.

Insert brads into the back side of each panel and wrap with brown waxed linen thread, included in the Deluxe kit fiber pack, to create a hanger. The splayed feet of the brads will be on the front of each panel.

Cover each triptych pizza box panel with a 2.75x11.75" paper.

Attach the arrows to the front of the panels with the Needle-tipped Applicator.

Embellish each arrow with paper flowers and fiber clusters.

Recollections Daisy punches

Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you enjoy the hop!


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day Card and Free Sketch!

Mom's special day is tomorrow, and there is still time to create a beautiful Mother's Day card.

It is so easy, especially if you have a set of FREE cutting instructions.

Select one sheet of Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms 8.5x11" Deluxe White Blossoms Print.

Follow the cutting instructions to create one card.

Did you know that Club Scrap prints are double-sided? I flipped over select panels to reveal the white side, and embossed with Sizzix Alterations folders.

Create more contrast between the panels layers with inked edges. I chose to work with Club Scrap Ash Hybrid ink.

I added Cherry Blossoms Stickers , a handmade paper fan and stamped sentiment from the 2013 Spring WOW collection to complete my card. Visit the Club Scrap Blog for details on how to make these adorable paper fans.

Thanks for stopping by, and I want to wish all the Moms a very Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Paradise NBUS Challenge card -- Club Scrap

I am playing along with the NBUS challenge over at the Club Scrap Forum.

Hostess Pam Butler challenged us to choose a Club Scrap snarky/pun stamp that has never been used before.

I also combined this challenge with two other Club Scrap Challenges.  Roni's Technique challenge and Loree's Tool challenge.

I chose a funny little sentiment from the Paradise collection. Paired it with a Sizzix Alterations Bubbles embossing folder


Club Scrap Paradise papers, stamps, and embellishments.
Sizzix Alterations Folder Bubbles and Waves set
Loew-Cornell Watercolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Paradise Technique Challenge Card -- Club Scrap

Roni Johnson is hosting the Technique Challenge on the Club Scrap Blog this month.

Stamping On the Edge creates a unique border on a greeting card.

I chose to do the technique, but put a bit of a twist on it. Instead of leaving the stamped image as the edge of the card, I added the cut segment separated by another piece of colored paper.

Emboss Resist stamped images:

Stamp the floral image on mixed media paper in Versamark embossing ink.

Sprinkle the image with clear embossing powder and heat to melt.

Apply Distress Oxide inks over the embossed image creating a resist.

Spritz the image with water and dry.

Thanks for stopping by!


Club Scrap Paradise collection - stamps, paper and embellishments.
Sizzix embossing folder - Dotted Squares set
Distress Oxide inks - Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, and Fossilized Amber

Monday, May 8, 2017

May Idea Deck / Card Sketch Challenges -- Club Scrap

I chose to combine Club Scrap's May Card Sketch and Idea Deck challenges into one. All the products included in these cards are from the Adirondacks collection.

Adirondacks Card 1:

Idea Deck Challenge hostess Pam Butler, chose the Four of Spades for us to follow. In the ALCM (Assembly Line Card Making) Idea Deck Vol. One, I noticed there was a similarity between these cards and this month's Card Sketch created by Annette Dragon.

I did take the liberty of changing the squares and cutting them into circles with my Creative Memories Circle cutters. I also added a blue circle layer to coordinate with my fiber and paper flower embellishments.

Adirondacks Card 2:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Monthly Layout Challenge -- Club Scrap

I created this double page layout for the May Monthly Layout Challenge at Club Scrap.

These layouts feature artwork from the May 2017 Club Scrap Adirondacks Digital Kit.

I love how these fall photos, from a walk my husband and I took last fall, work beautifully with the color palette and sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by.