Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Club Scrap Navigation Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Navigation. If you arrived here from Annette'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.


I found some adorable little book boats on Pinterest and thought they would be fun to create using the Navigation kit.

The boat's hull was made using a template found HERE.

Let's get started.

1. Print the template onto copy paper and lay onto a Club Scrap Pizza Box lid.


2. Cut along the lines of the template with a craft knife or heavy duty craft blade.



3. Make score lines using the knife being careful not to cut all the way through the Pizza Box.



4. Remove some of the corrugated cardboard from the tab areas to eliminate some of the bulk.


5. Print the template again but this time onto Navigation Rust Plain paper.


6. Create two sets of the sides and of the stern.


7. Add Navigation Greeting UM stamp images in Gold Metallic Ink to the outside sides and stern pieces. Adhere to the boat using Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue. Allow to dry and then continue to build the boat's hull.


9. Roll a piece of Pizza Box into a squared tube to form the mast base as shown above.

10. Cover the top of the tube with stamped Rust paper.

11. Tightly roll 1x10" Dk. Green print into a mast. Secure with Bookbinding Glue.


12. Cut a hole in the top and bottom center of the tube. Insert the mast and attach the tube to the hull with glue.


13. Attach Tan paper tabs to the bow and stern corners. Distress the edges with Earth Ink.


14. Free hand cut sail shapes out of two Green Fiber prints. Trace the shapes onto the same paper to form the opposite side of the sails and attach together with Bookbinding Glue.

15. While the paper is still pliable, mold the sails into shape.


16. Cut four .75x1.25" tabs from the open book image on the Green Fiber prints. Attach the sails onto the mast using the tabs as shown.


17. Add a piece of fiber for the flag at the top of the mast with Bookbinding Glue.


Here is the finished boat.


Your next stop on the hop is Debbie at DebDuzScrappin!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Club Scrap Moroccan Spice Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Moroccan Spice. If you arrived here from Josette Trunnell'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.


So this month I had what you would call a LIGHT BULB moment ... literally. I found a lamp shade made out of cardboard on Pinterest and was immediately inspired to create it for this month's hop project.


I headed over to Amazon to search for the cord set for a ceiling pendant light. I found one
HERE for less than $10.00.
Here is the finished piece hanging over my craft room table.


Scroll to the end of this post for photo instructions.

Up next on the hop DebDuzScrappin.


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Lamp Instructions:

1. Cut long strips of Pizza box measuring 2x25" long.


2. Score the front side of each strip at 5" increments, being sure to cut through only one layer of the corrugated cardboard. 


3. Attach a strip of white duct tape to the back side of each strip leaving a 1/4" tab at one end. 


4. Create each pentagon shaped piece by attaching the ends of the Pizza box strips together with the tab of duct tape.



5. Trim pieces of Moroccan Spice paper 1.75x4.75" and attach to the sides of each pentagon. 


6. Create a template for the top of the lamp and print out on copy paper. This pentagon has 5" sides. 


7. Trace the template onto 1/8" thick white matte board and cut out with craft knife. 


8. Find the center of the pentagon by connecting the points with pencil lines. Trace the inside circle of the anchor from the light set to the matte board. 


9. Cut out the circle with a craft knife.


Take it for a test drive by making sure the light bulb socket screws into the hole.
10. Trace the matte board top (including the circle hole) onto the Moroccan Spice Kraft Print. 


11. Trim out the pentagon shape and stamp the medallion from the Moroccan Spice Borders & Backgrounds UM in Gold Metallic ink. Heat set with gold embossing powder and attach with Bookbinding Glue to the matte board top. 



12. Set the top down inside one of the pentagons and attach with hot glue around the inside rim. 


13. Trim 1" bamboo skewers with angled tips using scissors.




14. Insert three skewers into the corrugation cells on each of the remaining pentagons. ** Proper alignment of the skewers is critical for the lamp to be positioned correctly. Use the top pentagon as a guide for proper placement. 


15. Working from the top down attach each pentagon to the previous, staggering each one. 



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and love reading your comments, feedback and questions. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Club Scrap November Technique Challenge

Anne Marie is hosting this month's challenge and it features a cool watercoloring technique.


I chose to use the Fairy image and quote from Club Scrap's Enchanted Forest Retreat 2015 UM Collection. The card base is from Retreat 2015 Elegance Collection.

Be sure to check out the details of this challenge HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.

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.