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!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Card Challenge-Retrosketches #230

Happy Holiday weekend!! It's Labor Day today here in the US and it's a gorgeous weekend here in Upstate NY. I had a really hard time deciding whether I wanted to play with my new Club Scrap Garden Shed kit or be outside! So I compromised and did a little of both :)
I decided to start creating with this kit by doing a challenge card - so I played at Retrosketches.

I just love those bees! So cute! All the paper and images are from the Garden Shed kit. The base matte with the honeycomb and bee is a printed paper that came with the deluxe kit.


Here's the sketch! They have some really interesting sketch challenges!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Club Scrap Sunflowers Blog Hop

Hello again!!! Welcome to the Club Scrap August Blog Hop! If you've come from Hetty's blog then you're following right along! The Club Scrap kit for August is Sunflowers. WOW this was a great kit!  I love all the printed papers and great colors.

I decided to make a mini album using the Triple Tier Slider card concept. I made one of these cards for a previous card challenge for the Boardwalk kit and loved it! I decided to alter it a bit and create a stacked mini album.
I found a great tutorial on YouTube for the card. I used different dimensions though to make it square so it would work the way I wanted for the mini-album. Here are the dimensions:
Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4" x 12" For the base
Score on the long side at 4 from each end
Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4" x 10 1/2" for the 2nd tier
Score on the long side at 3 3/8" from each end
Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4" x 3" for the top tier
Cut 8 pieces 1/2" x 3"
Cut the slits in the base from 1/2" to 3 1/2"
Cut the slits in the 2nd tier from 1/4" to 3 3/4"

So I basically made 4 of these cards and glued them all together one on top of the other! Here's the "cards" with the tiers pulled out, before I decorated and stacked them.

For the "pulls" I used one of the flower images on the Art Nouveau unmounted rubber stamps.  It was a flower part of a bigger image but it was the right size.

 I colored them with colored pencils and fussy cut all four. Yes I said all four! That was kind of a pain but I really liked the look. I backed each flower with a 1 1/2" circle punched out of the dark brown that came with the kit. Then I adhered it to the edge of the top tier with Scor-tape.

Then I stacked all the decorated "cards" on top of each other adhering them with Scor-tape. I placed them so the tiers pulled out each on a different side.

Here it is with all the tiers pulled out all the way around. There's room for small photos and journaling.

I decorated each tier a little differently.

So keep hopping and see what everyone else made!
Your next stop is Tricia!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge-Back to School

Hello my friends! I hope everyone is enjoying your summer! Here in Upstate NY it's been very hot and dry! But that means lots of sunshine!!! That I love!
It's Artist Team Challenge time again! If you've come from Roni's blog then you're following right along with the blog hop.
The Club Scrap kit for August is perfectly named Sunflowers! Beautiful sunflower printed papers with yellow, green and brown-just awesome! The Theme for this month's Artist Team Challenge is "Back to School!"

I decided to make an altered clipboard with a monthly calendar, memos clip and write and rip notes! 
This project was so easy and came out so nice-I love it!
Start by finding a common clipboard. I had an old on lying around but you can buy them anywhere.
I covered it a piece of cardstock from the kit. I cut the 12" x 12" piece down to 12" x 8 7/8"
I cut a notch out on the top for the clip. With my ruler I marked where to cut the notch.
  I spread book binding glue evenly on the back side and adhered it to the front of the clipboard.
I used the Sunflower Washi tape from the kit on the border all the way around the clipboard. I folded it over the edge to hide the rough edge of my old clipboard.
I used a small piece to cover the area around the notch. I pressed it tight to the metal part and used a sharp craft knife to cut off the extra.
I also used it to cover the part of the clip that touches the clipboard. I just folded over the edges and stuck the tape to the backside of the clip.

To decorate the top of the clip I stamped one of the sunflower images from the Jumbo Unmounted Stamp Sheet onto ivory cardstock with Club Scrap India ink. I ended up using one from a larger image and fussy cut the flower I wanted-it just fit the clip better.
Then I hand colored it with markers and watercolor pencils. I covered it with Glossy Accents to make it shiny and kind of plasticy. Since it will be touched a lot I wanted to make it a little more durable.

 I cut a circle in the green cardstock and adhered the sunflower. Then I adhered that to the top of the clip with Scor-Tape. I tied on a piece of the green ribbon from the kit.

For the write and rip note paper I used a roll of old register tape I found at work. The roll was pretty large so I just rolled up some of it for this project. I used a ribbon from my stash-which matched the color perfectly I might add! Love when that happens! I threaded it through the roll and tied a bow-not too tight so the paper could still roll off.

I matted behind where the rolled out paper would be just because I liked the way it looked better. I put large glue dots on the back of a binder clip and glued it down where the roll would be.
Then I attached the bow into the binder clip.

I attached a piece of the rickrack ribbon to the bottom with glue dots on each end. Then glued the wooden sunflower buttons on top of that with more glue dots. Then I unrolled some paper and slipped I under the ribbon to secure it!

I love how it came out! When you hang it on a wall gravity will keep the roll of paper taught and straight.
I made a monthly calendar blank on my computer and printed out a bunch. Every month you can fill it in. I stapled a bunch together and attached along the top with a piece of cardstock to matte it. Again more for aesthetic purposes than anything else.

I clipped 2 more binder clips to the edges to hold memos, little notes, business cards-whatever!
I'm really happy with how it came out and will definitely be making more as gifts!
Head on over to Hetty's blog to see what "Back to School" project she did with this amazing kit!
Have a great day!