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!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Club Scrap August Technique-Vintage /Sepia

Hi There! The August Technique Challenge over at Club Scrap is Vintage/Sepia! Artist Team member Hetty hosted this month and she did a great job sharing the technique!
I used the Club Scrap Sunflowers kit to make this card.
I kept my card pretty simple. I stamped the image with clear versamark and used white embossing powder for a embossed resist. I just painted on the sepia coloring using Distress "vintage photo." I used my aqua painter to get a washy look. DONE! Sepia coloring!
I hope you try your hand at this technique and link it up at Club Scrap!
Have a great day!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Creative with Stamps Challenge #5: Geometric

Hi! It's card challenge time again :) I decided to do a challenge at Creative with Stamps.
This month's theme is geometric. 

August's Club Scrap kit is Sunflowers! OMG it's awesome! Love, Love Love! AND....there's a perfect geometric stamp to use!
All the papers I used are from the sunflowers kit. I used Stampin Up's Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the checkerboard image and the sentiment.
I love the embellishments with this kit! The sparkle jewel is a separate piece. Just love that wooden sunflower button!! Hop on over to the Creative with Stamps Blog and link a creation of your own!
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Business Card Holders-Club Scrap Sunflowers

Hi there! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer-it's been very hot here in Upstate NY! I've had to pull myself away from my swimming pool to get some crafting done!
The Club Scrap kit for August is Sunflowers!!! It's a beautiful kit with great summer colors! Love it :) I found a tutorial for business card holders on Pinterest awhile ago and have made quite a few for people at work. A couple of girls I work with love sunflowers-perfect!

 Pootles blog has a great tutorial on how to make them. Her dimensions were not quite right though. Here are the dimensions I use:
Cardstock cut at 7 1/2" x 5 3/8"
Score on the long side at 1 1/2", 2 1/4", 4 3/4" and 5 1/2"
Score on the short side at 7/8" and 4 1/2"
Cut the matte for the front 3 3/8 x 2"
matte for back 3 3/8" x 2 1/2"
The video gives good directions on how to put it all together :)

I love that rickrack ribbon!! So cute! And the little sunflower sparkle sticker embellishments are awesome!

I used Stampin Up! Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the sentiment. This stamp is on the Jumbo unmounted stamp sheet. I popped it up with some foam pop dots.
The girls are gonna be so excited with their Sunflower business card holders! Can't wait to give them to them!

Have a great day!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge-ATCs/Pocket Letters!!

Hello! Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop. You should have just come from Roni's blog along the hop.
I was so excited when they told us what the Artist Team Challenge was for July. Artist Trading Cards! I love them...they are art, they are miniature, they are...just awesome :) AND I love Pocket Letters!! So I decided to make a pocket letter for my niece! I decided to use a combination of a bunch of Club Scrap kits and stamps to make my ATCs.
I also love the Stamping Star  stamps at Club Scrap-they are so pretty and you can cut them up into layers and make countless patterns and colors etc. AAAHHH!

I love that you can pop them out or in. I did both ways on the cards. I used foam pop dots for the layers.
I used the splash stamp from Dahlia with embossing powder in silver, and a couple shades of blue on a black cardstock base. I used papers from Celebration, Constellations and Woven Strands. Love that thick sparkly blue from Woven Strands and the sliver glitter paper from Celebration. I used that for the die cut words-it's hard to tell in the photos but they are glittery!. Enamel dots and silver ribbon from my stash.
For the backs I used Club Scrap Metallic silver ink with stamps from Woven Strands, Reunion, Dahlia, Stamping Star and Paris Flea Market.
Artist Trading Cards! So cool!
Move on to Hetty's blog to see what she made-I'm sure it will be fabulous!!
Have a great Day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Club Scrap Blog Hop-Office Space

Hi Friends! It's that time again - Club Scrap Blog Hop time! You should have just come from Hetty's blog. The kit for July is called Office Space and couldn't be better timed for me! I just got a new position at my job and will be doing HR. So excited to use this kit for little Thank Yous and morale boosters for our staff! For the Blog Hop I decided to make a little desk organizer! Perfect for this kit!!!
I've seen a million different ones out there and decided to design my own with all the little things I wanted-Business card holder, yearly calendar, posit it holder, memo holder, and drawers for supplies.
Here's the materials you will need to make one of your own:
Club Scrap Office Space Kit-Of Course!! :)
Huge paperclip
yearly calendar
glue dots
Let's get started with the tutorial!
Start by cutting your chipboard pieces for the base and drawers:
Top, bottom and center: cut 3 @ 3 3/4 " x 3 3/4"
Sides: cut 2 @ 3 3/4" x 3"
Drawer bottom: cut 2 @ 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Drawer sides: cut 8 @ 3 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Cut 2 pieces of cardstock:
5 1/4" x 12"
5 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Glue them end to end in a long strip.
Adhere the chipboard pieces with bookbinding glue in this order: 3 3/4" wide, 3", 3 3/4" and 3".  Leave about 3/4" border all the way around. Make sure to leave at least 1/8" between the chipboard pieces. Cut the corners, put bookbinding glue on the 2 long sides and fold the cardstock over the edge covering the chipboard.

"Roll" the strip up into a square and adhere the end flaps with bookbinding glue-one to the inside and one to the outside.
 Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/4" x 6." Adhere the last 3 3/4" piece of chipboard in the middle. Cut the corners, add glue to 2 opposite sides and fold over to cover as shown.
I marked the 2-3" wide sides of the box with a line at 1 1/2" to mark where the middle piece will fit in

Add bookbinding glue to the flaps, set the shelf in - lining them up with the lines and glue the flaps in place.
Now for the drawers! Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 10 3/8" x 10 3/8". Gather the pieces of chipboard for one of the drawers. This next part is a bit complicated to explain so bare with me!
Before I placed the chipboard pieces on I scored the cardstock all the way around at 1/2" and then again at 1 1/4".  This just helped me place my chipboard in the right places. Adhere the pieces of chipboard like so on the cardstock. (Sorry about the kraft on kraft color-didn't think that out for the photos :/ ) Then cut away the corners like above. I know I looks weird but I wanted the drawer to be sturdy so I wrapped the cardstock completely around the sides and have 1/2" attached to the bottom of the inside of the drawer.
Adhere 1 of the little corner tabs to the side chipboard piece at each corner-all the way around. Put bookbinding glue on the end flap. Fold up the side chipboard piece and wrap the flap of cardstock over the side adhering the cardstock to the chipboard-tuck the other little corner flap under this flap. Adhere the 1/2" part flat on the bottom of the drawer. Do this for all 4 sides.
Your finished drawer should look like this. Now do it all again for the other drawer :) 
I stacked 3 buttons together with glue dots for a drawer pull. Matted the front and the inside bottom with coordinating cardstock.

On the top of the organizer I have a business card holder, post it note holder, another box to store miscellaneous supplies and a giant paperclip to hold memos or little notes.
To make the business card holder:
Cut a piece of cardstock 5 3/4" x 4 3/4." Score on the long side at 1" and 4 3/4." Score on the short side 2 1/2" and 3 3/4."

Cut off on the score lines as shown. Snip on the score lines and fold on all score lines.

Place score tape as shown.

Fold up and adhere the flaps on the inside.
For the Post-it note holder:
Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/4" x 4 1/2." Score on the short side 1 5/8" and 3 7/8." Score on the long side 2 1/2" and 3 1/8."

I've drawn th score lines in so you can see them better. Cut and snip where shown.
Fold up on score lines and adhere the sides with Scor-tape. I cut the top edges at a diagonal to make it look neater. The front part is a little shorter than the back so you can see the post-it notes in there.
For the little box:
Cut a piece of cardstock 6 3/4" x 8 3/4." Score all the way around at 1/2", 1 1/2" and 2 1/2."

It should look like this when all scored.

Fold on all score lines, cut as shown and snip on score lines shown.

Put score tape as shown. Fold the long sides over the little tabs on the short side. Fold up the sides and adhere the long sides to the bottom forming the box.
Then I just glued them altogether on top of the box of drawers. I used some glue dots to glue the giant paperclip in between the post-it holder and the business card holder.

 I made a calendar on my computer and just stapled all the months together.

Then I decorated the whole thing with the Office Space images and papers! DONE!! :)
Next in line on the Blog Hop is Tricia! Check what she's done with this fun kit!

Have a great day!!