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!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Club Scrap October Artist Team Challenge

Hello again! Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge blog hop. You should have just come from Roni's blog along the hop. This month's kit at Club Scrap is called Literature. It has papers and images with a book and story theme. The Artist Team was challenged to make something you could give as a gift. I had a papercrafting retreat last weekend and the group I go with all gives each other a little giftie. Perfect timing! I made an altered book with a secret compartment inside! Well actually I made 4!
I decided to leave the front fairly free of decoration as a real book would be-I didn't want it to look too altered until they opened it up and saw the "secret" compartment inside!
I found this great tutorial on how to make the compartment inside the book. The hardest part was cutting out all the pages for the compartment- trying to make the sides smooth and cutting the corners. My advice-definitely drill the corners! I didn't for my 1st attempt and it was really hard. When I did another book and drilled the corners it went so much easier! Also-use a NEW blade in your knife!
I love those library cards! and holders. Soo cute!
I made a little pocket by just folding over one page and gluing it to the next along the side and bottom. Then I made a tag that can be pulled out and journaled on or photos added.
From the outside you'd have no idea it wasn't just a regular book!
Then...BAM! You open it up and there's this cool little niche carved out! Aaahhh love it!
I used papers and images from the Paris Flea Market kit for 2 of the books.

I folded some pages in half and added a matte with printed paper-just for variety. I also left some blank pages so they can make it their own if they want to.
I filled the compartment with candy to give to my retreat friends.
The next stop on the Artist Team Challenge blog hop is Hetty! Follow along to see what she made!
Have a great day!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Card Challenge-Mojo Monday 469

Hi! Today was a good for crafting here in Upstate NY - cool outside and Columbus Day so I had the day off! I made a card for the Mojo Monday card sketch challenge 469 using the Club Scrap kit-Literature. 
Here's the sketch!

This card is made entirely with materials from the Literature kit. You can't really tell in the photo but the background paper is a shimmery bronze color-so pretty! The patterned paper is actually gold and brown. I just love the combination of red and browns in this kit!
Have a great day!

ATC Challenge-Wicked Wednesday #230

Hello Friends! Happy Columbus Day! I had the day off work today and what better way to spend it than creating! I played along at the Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge site today. The theme was Halloween- anything goes! I LOVE HALLOWEEN! and yes I meant to yell that! The Club Scrap kit for October is called Literature-bookish and literary and...well, not very Halloweenish. Sooo I had to put my thinkin cap on to combine this kit with the challenge.
I think my ATC came out pretty good! The background paper and stamped books image are both from the Literature Kit. The other stamps are from my stash. I had to add the "spells" and skull and cross bones to the stamped image-but I like it!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hello! Today's the day for the Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop! Welcome! If you've come from Hetty's blog then you're in the right place! For this project I used a combination of the Garden Shed deluxe kit and the digital kit! I've never used a digital kit before so decided to try it. All I did for this though is print out the images and use them with my project. I decided to make a Tunnel Card!

This is the 1st one I've ever made- it was so fun! I'll definitely be making more!

I love the layers and that you can add so many details!
To make one of your own you'll need:
2 pieces of cardstock cut @ 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
3 pieces @ 6" x 4 1/4"-scored at 1/2" from each end.
2 @ 4 1/4" x 9"
Die cut "windows" in each of the 6" x 4 1/4" pieces and one of the 5 1/2" pieces. You could use any shape to cut out the window. You could just cut a square with a craft knife too.
Score the 9" pieces @ 1/2" and then every 1"-then accordion fold them.

Adhere the back piece to the side accordion folded pieces as above.

Adhere one of the window pieces to the front.


I decorated the window pages before I glued them, but you could do it after. I just thought it would be easier.

Adhere the window pages into the valley folds of the accordion. Finish decorating and it's done!

The whole thing will lay flat to fit into a standard envelope! Love that!

Now continue on to the rest of the Hop. Your next stop is Tricia!

Have a great day!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Club Scrap Garden Shed Artist Team Challenge-wooden elements

Hello! This month at Club Scrap the Artist Team was challenged to use wooden elements on our projects. If you just came from Roni's blog then you're right on track for today's hop! The kit for September is called Garden Shed and it's a perfect match for the challenge! To get some inspiration for this month's project I was browsing through Pinterest and found this really cute cube with a drawer and a couple of small books. I pinned it and kept looking. After a little more looking and not finding anything as cute as that cube I settled on that. I always end up altering the projects I find and had an idea of what I wanted to do different but decided to open the pin and go to the website to see if they had any dimensions or instructions to start with. was an old Club Scrap kit from 2010! It turned out to be the "Photo Twist About."
I just found this so funny that I ended up picking an old Club Scrap project kit for a new Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge! Of course I couldn't just redo an old project...I should come up with something new. I shared with the Artist Team how ironic it was that I thought I was going to make this cool project and it ended up being Club Scrap already! And...they thought I SHOULD redo it! They wanted to know what I would come up I did :)
I used a variety wooden embellishments -some that I had in my stash, some from Club Scrap.
My design has 2 boxes for 12 cards, a little notebook and a drawer and doesn't twist around.
My dimensions are a little different but I basically followed the direction for the project. I used Chipboard and the original Club Scrap project used book board. You can find them HERE on Pinterest. Just click on the pin and it opens up the instruction sheet.
Here's the pieces you need for my version:
3 @ 4" x 5 1/2"- for the sides and back
3 @ 4" x 4" - for the top, bottom and middle shelf
1 @ 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" -Bottom of the drawer
4 @ 1 3/8" x 4 1/8" - for the sides of the drawer
For the boxes that hold the cards I used a thinner chipboard.
Cut 2 @ 6" x 12"
Score the chipboard on the short side @ 1/2" and 2"
Score on the long side @ 4", 5 3/4", 9 3/4" and 11 1/2"
It should look like this all cut and scored.
Put glue on the 1/2" tabs and fold into a box as above.

For the little notebook cut a piece of chipboard @ 4" x 8" and fold in half to make a 4" x 4" book.

I covered it with cardstock on the outside and inside. I cut multiple sheets regular text weight white paper @ 3 3/4" x 7 3/4" and stacked them together. I folded then in half and inserted into the book.

 I used my crop a dial and punched 2 small holes in the fold and laced the paper in with a piece of leather cording I had left over from another kit.
I made 12 - 4" x 4" cards to go in the boxes.

I used a bunch of different wooden embellishments for the cards. The little wooden plant stakes came with the deluxe kit. I stamped with an image from the unmounted rubber stamps. I just love those little shovel charms from Club Scrap!
I used some images from the digital kit too! My 1st time using digital! These little wooden flowers are from a past Club Scrap kit. The sparkle sticker centers are from the Club Scrap Sunflowers kit.
The background for this card is a digital image I printed and the sentiment is from an image from the unmounted stamps. The little bees are a stamp and die cut set from Our Daily Bread Designs I got at a stamp show.
The next stop on the Blog Hop is Jennifer!
Have a great day!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Garden Shed ATC's and Holder

Hi Friends! This months kit for Club Scrap is called Garden Shed and it's so cute! I know I say that about every kit and each month but I always I mean it! :) My favorite elements of this kit are the little bees! AHHH so cute! There's a bee hive and a snail...and... well you should check it out for yourself!
This kit reminds me of my Mom- she's always had a garden and all the little tools and elements are so her! So I decided to make an ATC set in a "crate" for her.
I saw a similar crate on Pinterest but modified it so it would fit the ATCs.
So many awesome stamps with this kit!
Let me share how I made the crate.
1st I used a hardwood background stamp I have from Stampin Up! and stamped it twice in brown ink on a piece of chipboard.
I used a craft knife to cut each slat apart. Each one is 5 1/2" long. You'll need 6 at the full length. Score them at 1 3/8" and 4 1/8." Cut 4 more at 5 1/8" and score at 2 1/2."
Fold each one on the score lines.
Start with the 4 - 5 1/8" pieces. They will make up the bottom and base of the crate. I used Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue to adhere all the pieces together. Glue 2 pieces together in a "u" shape  -adhering the 2 5/8" sections one on top of the other as above.
Then take one of the 5 1/2" long pieces and glue it to the bottom piece as shown in the photo on the left. Then add the other bottom piece gluing to the 5 1/2" piece as in the right side photo. Add another 5 1/2" piece to the other side forming the bottom slat of the crate.
Here's the view from the bottom.
I glued the top piece next so I could make sure the slats were all evenly spaced. I repeated the same process as with the bottom pieces.
Then add the middle slat pieces.
I used the fuzzy fiber and the little watering can charm to decorate. So Cute! It came out better than I thought it would!
I can't wait to give these to my Mom! She's gonna love them :)
Have a great day!