Saturday, December 10, 2016

ATC Challenge Wicked Wednesday #239 and Shades of Winter

Hello my friends! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend-it's a cold and snowy one here in Upstate NY! A perfect day to stay inside and create! The weekly ATC challenge over at Wicked Wednesday is Winter Hats or Accessories. I decided to use Club Scrap's Shades of Winter kit and play along!
Everything except the snowman is from the Shades of Winter kit. I stamped the background with snowflake unmounted rubber images from the kit in blue and black The sentiment was stamped in Club Scrap Metallic Silver ink onto the blue shimmery text weight paper in the deluxe kit. I love those sparkly snowflake stickers!!
Make sure to check out the Wicked Wednesday challenge blog and link an ATC of your own!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Club Scrap Paradise Blog Hop

Hi There! Welcome to the Club Scrap Paradise Blog Hop! You should have just come from Hetty's Blog along the hop. November's Paradise Kit is so fun with bright colors and tropical flowers. I decided to make a set of small gifties to give someone that is retiring. The set includes holders for lotion, hand sanitizer, sunscreen and a drink mix for bottled water.

I found these little lotions in the samples section of Wal-Mart. I designed the box around it's dimensions. You could alter the measurements for any size lotion.
For the lotion box I cut a piece of cardstock 6 1/2" X 7 1/4"
 I scored the 6 1/2" side at 1/2", 2", 3 1/2" and 5"
Score the 7 1/4" side at 4 1/4" and 5 3/4"
Cut the cardstock to look like this. I cut the front of the box to show the lotion inside. I've marked the cardstock with where to cut. 
Cut a piece of cardstock 1 1/2" X 4 1/2"
Score at 1/2", 2", 2 1/2" and 4"
Punch a 1" hole as shown.

Attach the 1/2" ends together like shown. This piece will hold the lotion from rattling around the box too much.

Attach the little bottom piece as shown.
Put adhesive on the 1/2" flap and fold the sides over the bottom piece and attach.
Put adhesive on 2 of the pieces of the cover and fold over each other forming a box like lid.
I used a corner punch to round the edges of the top-I just like the way it looks.
Then decorate!

The sunscreen box fits a small tube like the one above.
Cut a piece of cardstock 7" x 9". Score on the short side at 1/2" and 1 /8" from each end. Score on the long side @ 1 1/8", 2 1/4", 3 3/8", 4 1/2" and 5 5/8". Cut as shown above.
Fold up into a box as shown.

I used an aqua painter to color in the stamped images from the Paradise kit.
There was a perfect sentiment with the unmounted rubber stamps from this kit!
Cut a piece of cardstock 2 1/2" x 8 1/8". Score at 2" and 6". I punched a 1 1/4" scallop circle as shown. Fold the bottom piece up to form the little pocket for the drink mix. I used brads to adhere the pocket in place.

For the hand sanitizer box cut a piece of cardstock 2 1/4" x 9". Score at 1 1/4", 5 5/8" and 6 7/8".
Cut another piece of cardstock 2 1/4" x 6 1/4" and score at 1 1/4", 4 1/2" and 5 3/4".

Punch a 1" hole in the shorter piece as shown.

Attach the 2 pieces together on the 1 1/4" sections as shown.

Put adhesive on the 1/2" scored part and attach the top part. There's a little trick I learned to make sure the top part gets attached in the right place. Fold the piece as shown and flatten the cardstock down-adhering the part in the exact position you need!

Here's how the holder should look.

Decorate the front and slip in the hand sanitizer! Done!

Next on the hop is Tricia-check out what awesome thing she's done with the Paradise kit!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Club Scrap Paradise kit cards

Hello! I can't believe how fast this Fall is flying by! It's almost December already! I've been playing with the amazing Club Scrap Paradise kit! This kit is so colorful and fun! I decided to make some fun and colorful cards! The 1st card I made is called a magic card.

Here's the magic! Just pull up the tab and the image becomes colorful and the punch line of the joke appears! AHHH so fun! The unmounted rubber stamp images with this kit are perfect to make magic cards! There's a great tutorial on Dawn's Stamping Studio blog on how to make this card.

I also made a Free Standing Pop-up Card. When it's opened it stands up open on it's own.

It can be folded flat to fit into a regular card size envelope. There's a great tutorial HERE on how to make this card.
I know I've said it before but I just love making unique fancy fold and 3D cards!
Have a great day!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Club Scrap November Artist Team Challenge

Hello! November already! This Autumn has gone by soo fast! Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop! You should have just come from Roni's Blog if you're following the hop order. This month's Artist Team Challenge at Club Scrap was to create something using stamped images from the Girlfriends and/or Enchanted Forest unmounted stamps. Both sets are so cute with florals and mushrooms and Fairies!! I decided to make 3 cards with pockets for an ATC.
The stamped images on the front of this card are all from the Girlfriends stamps. I used papers from the Club Scrap Paradise kit on all the cards.
Here's the inside of the card with the pocket and ATC.
I trapped a fairy inside a mason jar!!!

I LOVE those mushroom stamps from the Enchanted Forest stamps!!! SOOO cute!
The little mushroom charms are from the Enchanted Forest kit. They also asked us to use the Sunflower Sparkle stickers on our projects. I used a lot :)
I trapped her magic wand in this one :) The paper for the ATCs is a shimmery opalescent I had in my stash.
I used an image from Girlfriends for the background of this gate fold card.
At least I put some foliage and a mushroom for her to sit on in this mason jar. ;)
Here's the whole set!
Follow the hop along to Hetty's blog to see what she has created with these awesome stamps!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Card Challenge with Club Scrap Paradise -Retro Sketches 239 and Crazy for Challenges- C4C361

Hello my friends! I want to share with you a card I made for a couple of challenges today. I used the Club Scrap Paradise kit for my card. This kit is so colorful and fun with tropical images and papers. I decided to play at 2 challenges today. The 1st one is Crazy for Challenges and the theme was fruit! Perfect for this kit with it's pineapple paper and stamp image!

The 2nd is a sketch challenge over at  Retro Sketches! I knew I wanted to use the fruit for the 1st challenge and the Retro Sketches challenge gave me the inspiration I needed for the design of my card!

I embossed the stamped images with black embossing powder and colored in with an aqua painter. The sentiment is also embossing with black powder. The orange background paper that came with the deluxe kit is embossed with pineapples-so cute!!!
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fancy Fold Cards with Club Scrap Literature

Hello friends. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! It was a pretty rainy and gloomy one here in Upstate NY-perfect for crafting! I love fancy folded and unique cards and decided to make a couple with the Club Scrap Literature kit
The 1st one is a Four Fold card. I found a good tutorial on how to make it here.
It has multiple pages that open.
And opens again.
And is actually all one piece folded in an accordion when opened up completely.
Then I found another version of the Double Z Fold Card with a great tutorial here.

You can see how it resembles the basic Double Z Fold-but is a bit different. There's so many varieties out there! Love it!
Have a great day!


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Club Scrap Literature Blog Hop

Hi There! It's Blog Hop and Linky Party time again! This month's Club Scrap kit is called Literature and is book and story themed with rich colors and images. You should have just come from Hetty's blog along the hop.  For the Hop today I decided to make a book board mini-album with ATC's. I just love Club Scrap's book board-you can get it in full sheets or packs of smaller pieces. It's thicker than regular chipboard and works great for books!

The mini-album has 6 book board pages covered and decorated with papers form the Literature kit.
Each book board page is a different width. I used a craft knife to cut the book board. Then I covered one side of the book board pages with cardstock from the kit and used Club Scrap book binding glue to adhere them. I overlapped the cardstock over the edge of the pages 3/4." Then I cut mattes to cover the other side of the page.
Measurements for the book board and cardstock covers and mattes:
 2 pieces of book board @ 4 1/2" x 5" for the front and back covers. Cardstock to cover: 6" x 6 1/2", Matte for the other side: 4" x 4 3?4"
1 book board @ 2 3/4" x 5", cardstock to cover: 4 1/4" x 6 1/2", matte: 2 1/2" x 4 3/4"
1 book board @ 3 1/2" x 5", cardstock to cover: 5" x 6 1/2", matte 3 1/4" x 4 3/4"
1 @ 3 1/4" x 5", cardstock to cover: 4 3/4" x 6 1/2", matte 3" x 4 3/4"
1 @ 4" x 5", cardstock to cover: 5 1/2" x 6 1/2", matte 3 3/4" x 4 3/4"

I punched 2 holes in each page 3/8" from the left edge and 1 1/4" from the top and bottom. I tied the book together with 2 pieces of ribbon from the kit.

I ordered the pages in the book all jumbled up so the different widths are staggered.
Some of the pages have folders for the ATC's. I used a 1 1/2" circle punch on the tops of the folders to make it easier to pull the ATC's out. And I think it looks cool :)

I used a combination of the Deluxe kit and the Digital kit to decorate the mini-album and ATC's.

There is a total of 17 ATC's.
I love the staggered look of the pages and the thickness of the book board. It makes for a great solid little book!
Now keep on hopping! Your next stop is Tricia!
Have a great day!