Thursday, February 15, 2018

Creative Crafters Challenge #1

Hello! Today I'm sharing my project for the brand new Challenge Blog The Creative Crafters. I'm super excited to be on the Design Team for this awesome new blog that is a sister blog to the Let's Craft and Create Challenges blog. The theme for this challenge is anything goes!  I used the Club Scrap January Surprise collection to create my project.


I made a perpetual calendar and card organizer book.

There are 12 pages - one for each month to write the names of the people who have birthdays that month. I printed the months on card stock with my computer and printer. Then I cut them apart and added to each page. I decorated each page and folder with various stamped images from the unmounted rubber stamps with the Surprise collection.

Each month you put cards in the folder for whoever's birthday is that month. Then you're all ready to mail them out each month!

 I added a decorated matte to the back side of the perpetual calendar page for more names or notes etc.

I recently bought myself The Cinch bookbinding machine and used that to make the binding. I originally planned to just make a "normal" style book with all the pages inside. BUT after I got all the pages done and cards in the folders there was no way I could spiral bind with a 1" coil! The book was way too thick. So I improvised and made this double sided spiral bound book.

To make your own you will need:
3 chipboard covers- cut 5 7/8" x 5 1/2"
3 card stock covers - cut 7" x 7 1/2"

Cover the chipboard with the card stock in the usual way. With The Cinch punch holes on one side of 2 of the pieces but both sides on the last piece. This will be the piece in the middle.
Cut 3 pieces of coordinating card stock for the back side - 5 5/8" x 5 1/2"
Cut 12 pieces of card stock 5 3/4" x 5 3/8" for the perpetual calendar pages.
Cut 12 mattes from white card stock 4" x 5" and adhere to the center of each page of the perpetual calendar.

Cut 24 sheets of card stock 5 1/2" x 5 3/8" for the folders the cards fit in.  I used different colors and patterns of papers from my stash. I used washi tape to put 2 matching pieces of the card stock together for the folders - along the bottom and side. I cut the corner off each set. 

I put the folders diagonally on my cutter with the top and bottom corners at 1 1/4" and cut.

 I started with 1/2 the pages and folders and followed the directions of the machine to put the spiral binding on.  Then I turned the book around and basically did the same thing for the other side, using the back of the 1st side as the back for this side too.

I decorated the back side (or the second front side) only slightly different from the other side.

I also made some cards to put in the folders.

Now get on over to The Creative Crafters blog and link your own project!

Have a great day, 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Challenge Card-Creative with Stamps #23

Hello! Happy Valentine's Day!! 
I played at the Creative with Stamps Challenge blog today. The theme was hearts. Perfect for Valentine's day!

I used Club Scrap Steamworks kit for my card. The background panel is made using the gear stencil.  I layered brown stamp pad ink with Distress Oxide in walnut stain and a little peacock feather.  I used gold embossing powder on the sentiment-which is from Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms collection. The gold geared heart die cut is from the Club Scrap Book in a Book Workshop.
Head on over to Creative with Stamps and link up your own heart themed card!

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Surprise Challenge cards

Hello my friends! I just got my January Club Stamp kit Surprise and decided to do some challenge cards. I played at The Sketch File "Simple Shapes" challenge,  Freshly Made Sketches # 321, and The Club Scrap Forum Card Sketch challenge and Tool and Stash challenge. 

I used an embossing folder from my stash on the background panel. All stamped images are from The Club Scrap Surprise unmounted rubber stamps. 

Here's the sketch for The Sketch File "Simple Shapes" challenge.

The embossing folder is one from my stash. All papers and stamped images are from Surprise.

The Club Scrap Forum Tool and Stash challenge called for using shapes on your card made with punches, die cuts etc. I fussy cut the cupcake unmounted rubber stamped image and used a punch for the sentiment. The inset panel was made using an older Club Scrap cupcake stencil (I have no idea what kit) and Distress Oxide inks. The "frosting" on the cupcakes was made by just activating the ink with spritzed water! Man I love those inks! I used a Wink of Stella pen on the cupcake for a bit of sparkle.


Here's the sketch for the Club Scrap card sketch challenge

I hope you liked all my cards today! Check out all the challenges yourself-It's the weekend! Craft and link up some of your own!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A Night at the Met cards

Hi there! I hope every one had a wonderful Christmas! We got dumped on with snow over the last couple of days! I had the day off and it was a good day to be snowed in and play with my Club Scrap A Night at the Met club stamp kit. I made a few cards to add to the Club Scrap blog hop and linky party.

I made a half circle pop up card. I found a good tutorial on Pinterest. The back panel is a Stampin Up! stamp called Sheet Music. All other papers and images are from A Night at the Met.

I stamped the ballerina in black ink and then applied embossing powders in 3 different colors where I had drawn with a clear embossing pen. I fussy cut the ballerina and glued her to a piece of acetate I had adhered in the cut out circle.

I embossed the silver cardstock with an embossing folder. I fussy cut the ballerina unmounted rubber stamp image and added foam dots to give it a bit of dimension. I used turquoise embossing powder on the stamped sentiment.

The background of this card is a part of the quad print with the club stamp kit. It's hard to tell in the photo but the piano image is stamped in an eggplant color and the sentiment is black embossing powder.
Get over to Club Scrap and link up your own A Night at the Met Project!

Have a great day, 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Club Scrap A Night at the Met cards

Hello my friends! Just a couple days before Christmas and I actually had some time to relax and do some crafting today! Even though the Club Scrap Artist Team has ended I'm still a member and look forward to my kit delivery every month! I just got my Club Stamp A Night at the Met kit yesterday and couldn't wait to make some cards. 
I checked out the Club Scrap Forum and decided on a couple of challenges to join. The 1st one I made cards for is the Technique challenge-Repeat Stamping.

 The background is a Stampin Up stamp I inked in Elegant Eggplant which matches A Night at the Met perfectly. I repeated the unmounted rubber stamped image without re-inking to give it that ombre look. I used black embossing powder on the unmounted rubber stamp sentiment and heated with a heat gun. I used the ribbon and the charms from the A Night the Met Club Stamp kit.

I stamped the sheet music image onto the printed paper with the collection and then repeat stamped the unmounted rubber stamped image. I just LOVE the font with this collection!

I repeat stamped 2 images on this card! This card also works for the Idea Deck Challenge on the Club Scrap Forum.

I made 2 cards for the Card Sketch challenge on the Club Scrap Forum.

I used the silver paper with this collection for the 2 stripes-it's hard to photograph since it's so shiny.

I embossed the large treble image with silver embossing powder. The background for this card is one of the quad prints with the Club Stamp kit. The sunburst embellishments are from the Sunflowers kit.

Head on over to the Club Scrap Forum to see all the wonderful challenges and inspiration from other members!

Merry Christmas!

Have a great day!

Friday, December 15, 2017

An APeeling Advent Calendar

Hi Crafty friends! I hope everyone is enjoying the winter weather. Here is upstate NY it's been cold and snowy. I'm thinkin we're in for a white Christmas!
I've been wanting to make advent calendar and finally found a design I like. I made a book style with 12 boxes on each side of the book.

The front sentiment is from the Club Scrap Watercolor Christmas unmounted rubber stamps. I embossed the image with black and gold embossing powder.

The covers are 7"x 9" chipboard with a 2 1/2" wide spine. I covered the chipboard with card stock in the way you would to make a book. 
To make the boxes I cut 24 pieces of card stock to 4" x 7".

Score on the long side 1", 3" 4" and 6"
Score on the short side 1" and 3"
Snip and fold as shown above. I used a 1" circle punch on the left edge for easy opening of the boxes. All folded up the boxes measure 2" x 2" x 1". Perfect for candy or little gifties!

I decorated the fronts of the boxes with various papers and layers of punched shapes. I stamped the numbers in different ink colors.

 I scrambled up the order of the numbers so it's more fun to find the boxes for each day.

I used Club Scrap Bookbinding glue in a needle tipped applicator to attach the boxes to the covers.

The boxes open up from different sides too-just to make it more fun!

I decorated the inside spine with patterned card stock and some wooden snowflakes from my stash.
I'll think I'll be making a bunch of these-they'll make perfect gifts!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Club Scrap Trattoria Blog Hop

Hey there! I'm so glad you joined us for the Club Scrap Trattoria Blog Hop and Linky Party! If you're following along in order you should have just come from Tricia's Blog.
This month's Trattoria collection is about food! Pizza, pasta! Woo hoo!

I decided to make a set of ATC's in a 4" x 4" custom made pizza box.
I found a great tutorial for the pizza box from Pootles-she makes the best boxes!

I used the unmounted rubber stamped images for the inside top of the box. I colored in the images with Prismacolor colored pencils.

I decorated the bottom of the pizza box with the embellishments cutaparts.

I made 11 Artist Trading Cards to go in the box.

Here's the other side of the ATCs.

The Love Charm and ribbon are both available with the Trattoria collection.

Your next stop along the hop is Hetty.

Have a great day!