Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Club Scrap's May Blog Hop!

Welcome to the May Blog Hop featuring Club Scrap's Dungarees kit.  If you arrived here from Club Scrap Creates blog and Karen's amazing post then you are in the right place, if not, hop back over and check out what she has created.

Image Source - Downloadable Template 
Speaking of my friend Karen, she shared this fun project with me and thought I could use it in one of my Pizza Box creations. Never one to back away from a challenge, I took it on with great excitement!  I have always admired this type of hinged box set and knew it would look great using my empty pizza boxes and the Dungarees papers.

Here are the steps I took in creating this project.

1. Download the template and print out onto standard copy paper.  Do not adjust the scale of your image.

2. Lay out the template onto your pizza boxes which have been broken down flat.

3. Line up the images to form one template, using the cross hairs, positioning them in each area of your box. Tip: hold your template up to a window to ensure your pieces are lined up properly before laying onto the box. Tape together using clear tape. Remember, this template is designed for a specific Amazon shipping box and I am using a Club Scrap pizza box, it fit in nicely, don't ya think?

4. Tack down the templates onto the pizza box with tape.

5. Cut out the template and pizza box pieces using a utility craft knife and large ruler. It is important to keep the template pieces tacked onto the box pieces after cutting for future reference.

6. Score the box pieces through the template with a bone folder or dull pencil.

7. Cut through the top layer only of the box pieces on the score lines using a craft knife.

using the craft knife gently cutting through just the top layer

front of cut score line
back of cut score line
8. Punch holes into all of the marked template/box pieces using a Cropadile.

9. Connect the pieces together with CS® Book Binding Glue.

10. Once the 3 boxes and lid are assembled ink the edges with CS® Earth Hybrid ink and cover with papers from the Dungarees kit.

Carefully attach the hinges to the boxes through the punched holes being careful to arrange the boxes for proper hole alignment. Tip: There is a wrong and a right way. If the hinges and holes are not lining up, don't panic, the boxes just need to be rotated to the proper side. Secure all pieces together using metal brads.

11. Complete the box with embellishments on the lid. Stamped quote, zippertag and buttons from the Dungarees kit.  Fray the edges of the papers using the Tonic paper distress tool.

I really hope you enjoyed my project.

Thanks for stopping by today and next up on the hop...

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 2014 Card Sketch Challenge

I shared free cutting instructions on the Club Scrap Creates Blog and created this set of cards.
The card sketch was provided to us on the Club Scrap forum by Anne Marie.

Club Scrap® Products used:
Pattern Basics Brights - dots text weight
Comics - bright green translucent paper
Jubilee Brights - blue 
Jubilee - Borders and Backgrounds UM stamps

other Products used:
Anita's Acrylic craft paint - Morning Blue (stamped sentiment on blue panel)
Faber Castell Gelatos - metallic blue and tropical green

Saturday, May 17, 2014

(Inter)National Scrapbooking Month Challenge 2

Hi everyone,

I am excited to say, I have created something for the second challenge over at Club Scrap Creates Blog.

Here are a couple of closeups.

Hetty shared this Gesso Technique back in November of 2012.

This inspired me to create this set of cards following her step by step instructions.

What Club Scrap Creates post have you seen that inspires you? Make sure to share it over on the blog to have a chance to win a prize!

Club Scrap Products used:
Hydrangeas stamps
Blue and Green Neon Dabbers
Sapphire hybrid ink
Pattern Basics Brights paper
Comics green translucent paper
Jubilee Brights blue
Creative Concoctions Gesso

Faber Castell Gelatos

Friday, May 16, 2014

Passports to Fun!

I created these 2 Passports to Fun projects for the (inter) National Scrapbooking Month challenge hosted at ClubScrapCreates Blog.

The original Club Scrap Retreat 2012 version came in these fun primary colors. Check out all that real estate for photos!

There are not one, but two, pamphlet books stitched into the binding of this fun envelope album!
I also created another version using papers from the Club Scrap Take Wing kit and the ribbon closure is from my stash.

I used envelopes that were left over from my daughters Michael's birthday party (thank you cards).
I love the photo mats tucked into the envelopes! 
I didn't have rectangle metal "rings" for the belt closure so I substituted those with key rings from my stash.  They worked perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mixed Media Flower Art

My friend Tiare Smith has a fun online PJ party every Wednesday night.  It used to be once a month and scrapbook related, but has slowly evolved to reflect her new found love of Art Journaling. With this new format, I have been inspired to create art along with her. I was further inspired by a new technique video I found called Creative Dies and Art Journaling!  Perfect.

So while watching, laughing and sharing ideas during last weeks party, I created this fun piece to share with all of you.

Products used in the creation:
Club Scrap:
Geometrics Collection -Melon plain and White pattern print papers, rick rack, satin, and twine fibers
Friends Collection - Stencil using white homemade Texture Paste (get the recipe HERE)
Passport to Fun project - Blue grosgrain ribbon
Pizza Box corrugated cardboard

Faber Castell: Gelatos Tropical + other shades of red, blue and green.

Ranger: Red Stickles

EK Success: 5 petal Retro flower punch

Enjoy your week!