Monday, August 14, 2017

Sketch Challenge - Cas(e) this Sketch #234

Hello friends! I played along at Cas(e) this Sketch #234. I made a card with Club Scrap's Lagoon collection. Aaaahhh Mermaids! Enough said!

Here's the sketch.

All papers and stamped images are from the Lagoon collection.

I die cut a circle "window" for the mermaid tail to peek through.

The inside is a stamped image from the unmounted rubber stamps in the Lagoon collection.. I just love that mermaid tail!!!

Have a great day, 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Club Scrap Vintage Botany Artist Team Challenge

Hello! I'm so glad you're hopping along with us on our Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop!  You should have just come from Hetty's blog. The challenge this month was to create frames with stamped images or stencils.

I used this months collection Vintage Botany to make a set of cards and a vellum pouch to hold them!  All the fibers and key charms are also from  this collection.

I'm loving the new Distress Oxide inks and this challenge was perfect for them! Masked the middle square with a piece of scrap card stock, then daubed green ink all around essentially making the frame. Then I layed down the Dandelion overlay stencil in the Vintage Botany collection and spritzed with water. Then I stamped the images from the unmounted rubber stamps over that with black ink. I removed the center mask and stamped the sentiment. The enamel dots are from my stash.

For this card I used basically the same technique just with a different color ink and stencil. Then I masked that and stamped the unmounted rubber stamped image in the middle. I took a black pen and drew the lines around the edges to make it stand out a little.

Here I used just stamped images as the "frame." I fussy cut along one edge and used a stamped sentiment as the other frame border.

Here I masked the center rectangle and stamped with the unmounted rubber stamped image. Then I daubed the green ink just on the inside edge of the frame for dimension. I stamped the flowers image on a piece of vellum and glued it on. I just didn't like the way it looked stamped on card stock. The translucent quality of the vellum was perfect! And that's when I got the idea for the vellum pouch to hold all the cards :) It was so easy to make. I stamped all the images on a 8 1/2" x 11" of vellum. Then I folded both ends of the long side to the middle and glued them together overlapping about 1/2" or so. Then I flattened it out with the seam in the middle. I folded up the bottom and glued that. I put the cards in,  trimmed the top and folded it over.

For this card I used the repeated sentiment as the frame. The yellow butterfly piece in the middle is a pop-up butterfly tag available with this collection that I cut the top off of. Then I stamped the image and used dimensional foam stickers to pop it off the card a bit. This was a fun challenge-I really enjoyed coming up with different ways to make stamped and stenciled frames.

Next stop along the Hop is Roni! Head on over there to see how she interpreted this challenge!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Club Scrap Vintage Botany Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hello! Welcome to the Club Scrap Vintage Botany Blog Hop and Linky Party! If you've been following along on the hop you should have just come from Tricia's blog. 

This month's Vintage Botany collection is just beautiful! Love the color combination and images.

I made an accordion fold perpetual calendar.

I stamped the front panel image using an image from the unmounted rubber stamps with archival ink. Then I used a water brush and stamp pad ink to color in the flowers and leaves.

 I made pockets on all the accordion pages to hold a tag. I printed the words on card stock on my computer, then just cut them down to 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" to make the tag to write the names and dates on.

Here's the other side with the rest of the months.

You can decorate the pockets and tags as much as you want! I love those little wooden postage stamps buttons in the Vintage Botany Collection-so cute! I used a Sizzix die cut to cut the pull tab. You could a piece of ribbon or just a small circle cut and folded over. So many possibilities!

Now on to the directions!

Cut 2 pieces of chip board or book board fat 4" x 6" for the covers. Then cover them with a piece of card stock  that measures 6" x 7 1/2." I used Club Scrap bookbinding glue in a needle tip applicator. That thing is awesome! I used to brush the glue on and that worked but was so much messier than this! Love this little thing!

For the accordion pages:
cut 2 pieces of card stock @ 5 3/4" x 12." Score @ 3 3/4", 7 1/2" and 11 1/2" and fold into mountain and valley folds.
Cut 1 @  5 3/4" x 7 1/2." Score this piece at 3 3/4"
Glue all of them together end to end at the 1/2" folded end-making a long continual accordion piece.
Adhere the covers onto the 1st and last pages.

I like to do all the pockets a little differently. They are all 3 1/4" wide but I cut them at various heights and diagonals. I just eyeballed those cuts.
Then decorate them anyway you want!

Now hop along to see what Hetty made. Make sure to link up your creation using this beautiful collection!

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Spinner card! Club Scrap technique challenge.

Hi friends! Cloudy all day today...sooo a perfect crafting day!!! I played along at the Club Scrap Technique challenge-Spinner Cards. I used July's Club Scrap kit Vintage Botany to make my card.

This was so fun to make! There are great directions on the Club Scrap blog post.

I added some beads on my string and used embossing powder on the spinner dragonfly. I used 2 duplicate stamped and embossed dragonflies-one on each side and then a die cut dragonfly in the middle. I adhered them just down the middle so the wings would be fluttery.

Make sure to try this fun technique and link it up on the blog post!

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Card Sketch Challenge-Sketch Saturday # 472

Hello my friends! It's a beautiful summer day here in Upstate NY! Mid 70's, breezy, sunny...YAY!!! 

Here's this week's sketch!

I made an Joy Fold card. I thought the sketch fit this fun fancy folded card perfectly!

All papers and stamped images are from the Vintage Botany collection. 

Have a Great day, 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Club Scrap Pattern Play Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hello again! I'm so glad you stopped in while hopping along with the Club Scrap Pattern Play Blog Hop and Linky Party! You should have just come from Tricia's blog! The Pattern Play collection is so fun! Black, white, shades of gray and a pop of bright green! A perfect early summer kit!
I made a 6" x 6" foldy mini album for today's hop.

All papers and embellishments are from Pattern Play. 

I love this little album-it opens once...

Then the right hand side opens again...

Then each end opens in a gate fold. I decorated each end pretty much the same, just added a different cut apart on the right hand side.

Then the middle section opens-again gate fold but this time with 2 accordion panels on each side.

Then that middle section opens with a gate fold!

And then THAT section opens in a vertical gate fold!!

Here's a view with most of the sections open so you can see the full effect.
I LOVE making these kind of foldy albums that have never ending openings!
Let me share how I made it!

For the base of this album you will need:
2 - 6" x 6" pieces of card stock
5 - 6" x 12" pieces of card stock
They could be all the same color or different. I used 3 different colors for mine. 

Score one piece at 2 1/2", 3", 9" and 91/2."  It should look like the photo above.

Then score 3 more at 3" and 9"

Attach one of these to the center of the 1st piece.

Attach the 2 - 6" square pieces to the left and right 3" flaps on the bottom layer - as shown in the photo above. Attach them to the outside of the book-so that the 3" piece shows on the inside.

Now attach the remaining 2 - 6" x 12" folded pieces to each inside end-covering the 3" flap. 

For the accordion fold outs I cut 2 pieces of patterned card stock 5 3/4" x 11." They are scored at 2 3/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/4." I adhered them to the front side of the middle 3" flaps. 
All the green mattes that cover the gate fold openings are cut to 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

The vertical gate fold piece in the very center is cut at 5 3/4" x 11 1/2." It's scored at 2 7/8" and 8 3/8." 
Be sure to link up your Pattern Play project on the Club Scrap Blog!
Follow the hop on to Hetty's blog!

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Card Challenge-Crafting with Dragonflies #83

Hi there! Today I played along at Crafting with Dragonflies challenge blog. The theme this week is "Sentiment your main focus."  I used the Club Scrap Pattern Play collection to make my card.

All papers, the enamel dots and unmounted rubber stamped sentiment are all from Pattern Play. Love that sentiment!
I hope you check out Club Scrap and Crafting with Dragonflies challenge blog!

Have a great day!