Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hi there! Welcome to the Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop! If you've come from Hetty's blog then you're following right along! The Cherry Blossoms kit is so pretty with Cherry Blossoms and Japanese lanterns and,...ahhh Love it! With the Japanese theme of this kit, of course I had to do some Origami!

I made a set of Origami envelopes in a little tin.

I found the tin at Micheal's on clearance for $.99! I decorated the top and insides with papers and stamped images from the kit.

I made 6 envelopes that fit in the tin.

The envelopes are so cute all folded up! 

I used stickers and cut out stamped images in the inside to decorate. You could put small little gifties in each envelope to give away!

I started with a 3 3/4" square piece of paper. I daubed ink on the edges of the gray shimmery paper from the kit. I used 4 different colors. 

I stamped the papers with images from the unmounted rubber stamps from the kit. I used some Cherry Blossom stickers from the kit to decorate further.

The instructions to make the Origami envelopes are here: Page 1 Page 2

Hop along to Tricia's blog to see what she made with this beautiful kit!

Have a great day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Club Scrap Sketch Challenge

Hello! Club Scrap has some really fun challenges on their website and I played along on the Card Sketch Challenge today! I used this month's Cherry Blossoms Greeting to go Go kit to create my card.

The wide ribbon is from the Deluxe kit. I love fancy fold cards and the Greetings to Go kit always has a fun foldy card! I love this z-folded design! Of course I altered it a bit to fit this month's sketch challenge but I thought it matched perfectly!
Check out the Club Scrap Forum to see all the fun challenges they have! Check them out and play along yourself!

Have a great day!

Challenge card-Freshly Made Sketches #284

Hi there. Yes, another challenge card using Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms kit! :) I played at Freshly Made Sketches # 284.

The Japanese lantern unmounted rubber stamped images  were stamped on white paper and colored in with a water brush and ink from a pink and purple stamp pad. Then I fussy cut them out and adhered with some pop dots. All other papers are from the kit as well.

Have a great day!

Challenge Card-Tuesday Morning # 399

Hello! I've been busy today with challenge cards using the Club Scrap Cherry Blossom kit. I just love this kit-beautiful images of cherry blossoms, Japanese lanterns and umbrellas in pinks and purple. So springy and pretty!

All papers, images and embellishments are from the Cherry Blossoms kit. The stamped image and sentiment  is from the unmounted rubber stamps. I cut down the tag a bit to fit the card. The little flowers sequins and brads are from the embellishment pack. I daubed the edge of the oval with a pink ink pad and used watercolor colored pencils and a water brush to tint the image.

Have a great a day!

Challenge Card-Crafting with Dragonflies #79 Show me a Dragonfly

Hi Friends! Today I played along at Crafting with Dragonflies challenge blog-#79 Show me a Dragonfly. I used the Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms kit to create my card. This kit is so pretty with images of cherry blossoms and Japanese accents all in pinks and purple colors.

I used the Stampin Up! Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and die cuts to create the dragonfly. Everything else is from the Cherry Blossoms kit. The sentiment is an image from the unmounted rubber stamps from the kit. 
Head on over to Crafting with Dragonflies challenge blog to link up your own creation! 
Have a great day!

Monday, April 10, 2017

ATC Challenge Wicked Wednesday #246

Hello my friends! What an absolutely gorgeous day it is here in upstate NY-almost 80 degrees here today! Had a nice walk with my dog Piper and now on to the crafting!! I played along at Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge blog today. The Theme is "Girly Girl." The April kit for Club Scrap is Cherry Blossoms and what a perfect match!!! Japanese inspired images of cherry blossoms in pinks and purple. Just beautiful!

I started with a piece of white card stock and stamped with images from the unmounted rubber stamps with this kit. The tiny flower sequin embellishments are also from the Cherry Blossoms kit. So fun! I hope you check out the Wicked Wednesday Blog and link up an ATC of your own!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Club Scrap Delft Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hi There! Welcome to my portion of the Club Scrap Delft Blog Hop and Linky Party! If you're following the hop you should have come from Hetty's blog.
The March kit for Club Scrap is called Delft. Full of colors and images from the popular art style of the Dutch. There is a cracked porcelain stencil available with the kit that I love! Club Scrap did a tutorial on their blog on how to use it to create faux porcelain tiles and it inspired me!

I created a mini album in a box with a cracked porcelain shards cover. The box has a faux tile on the top.

The box opens in a gate fold manner.

Inside the box are loose album pages with pockets and tags.

There are 6 loose "pages" made with covered chipboard.

I added pockets for tags and pages to journal on or add photos.

I used ribbons on some of the tags and also to hold the tags in place.

Let me tell you how I made it! There is a tutorial here that I started with but I wanted a more sturdy box so made mine with covered chipboard. But the tutorial will help with the basic construction.
The box was constructed in 3 pieces - the inside bottom box and 2 separate sections for the gate fold lid.
For the inside bottom box cut:
2 pieces of chipboard  5" x 1 1/2" for the sides
2 pieces of chipboard 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" for the ends
1 piece of chipboard 5" x 6 1/2" for the bottom
Cut a piece of card stock 11 1/2" x 9 3/4". Layout the chipboard pieces on the card stock and cover-folding up the sides into the box.

For the 2 top pieces cut:
2 pieces of chipboard 5 1/8" x 1 5/8" for the end
2 pieces of chipboard 5 1/8" x 3 1/4" for the top
4 pieces of chipboard 3 1/2" x 1 5/8" for the sides. Cut these pieces as shown in the photo below. (I made a mark 3/4" from the top edge and cut diagonally down to the opposite bottom corner.)
Cut 2 pieces of card stock  10" x 8" for the covers.

Chipboard album pages:
Cut 6 pieces of chipboard 4 1/2" x 6"
6 Card stock covers:  6" x 7 1/2"
6 Mattes:  4 1/4" x 5 3/4"
For the folders, pockets and tag holders I cut random pieces to fit on the pages.

Place the pieces of the top on the card stock and trim as shown. Then fold up and construct the 2 top pieces. There is a 2" flap that attaches to the bottom of the inside box.

I used the cracked porcelain over a piece of the dark blue paper that came with the deluxe kit.

I slathered on a layer of modeling paste. Pulled up the stencil and let it dry. I stamped images from the unmounted rubber available with the Deflt kit with blue and yellow ink.

Then I pressed the whole piece onto my big clear embossing ink pad. I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the whole thing and melted with a heat tool. I had to clean off my ink pad after with a baby wipe but it was worth it!

Then I cut random pieces and glues on the top of the box to create a mosaic of porcelain shards.

For the "tile" on the top I printed out a resized image from the digital kit. It took a little trial and error but I finally got the size I wanted. I printed it onto a thinner piece of white card stock and cut it out with a 3/4" white border all the way around. Then i used it to cover a 4" x 4" piece of chipboard. Then I covered the "tile" with 2 coats of glossy accents.

The box will fit up to 8 chipboard pages. 

Next on the hop is Tricia! Make sure to link up a project of your own on the Club Scrap Blog!

Have a great day!