Thursday, May 25, 2017

Club Scrap May 2017 Artist Team Challenge

Hey there! I'm so glad you joined us for the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge! You should have just come from Hetty's blog if you're following along the hop. This month we were tasked with using papers, stamps and/or embellishments from multiple Club Scrap kits to create our projects. I'm using Woven Strands, Dahlia and Color Me Happy!
I know they've been around for awhile but I just discovered Traveler's Notebooks.  If you're not familiar with these they have a simple cover and an elastic string system that holds in multiple inserts. Midori is the brand that makes the original but there are all sorts of Fauxdoris out there! I love how you can add different inserts and make it exactly what you want. I decided to make a Fauxdori with a vinyl cover.

I stamped the Woven Strands image on a piece of the vinyl with Stazon ink, cut it out and hand sewed around the edge with embroidery floss. Then I glued it to the front.

I purchased a remnant piece of vinyl from Joann Fabrics for about $5.00. I cut off a piece 9 1/2" x 6 3/4". 

I used HeatNBond (a no sew adhesive) to glue a piece of fabric to the back of the vinyl.

I cut the fabric a bit bigger than the vinyl so I didn't have to align it perfectly. I cut off the excess and rounded the corners.


I used a leather punch to punch holes for the elastic strings and a Crop A Dial to place small eyelets in the holes. You don't realy need this but I like the way it looks.

I found a good video here on YouTube showing how to thread the elastic strings.

You can add as many inserts as you want. There are all sorts of different kinds and I found a ton of different kinds on Pinterest.

You can find them to purchase but I made my own. I made 4 different kinds. The covers all measure 6" x 9 1/4". The pages inside are 5"x 8 1/2". I made a calendar insert which i created on my computer and printed out, a plain graph paper insert, an insert for notes and a mini album type-for journaling or photos etc.

The inserts slide in under the elastic bands.

You can also attach 2 together with a separate elastic string.

I used papers from Woven Strands and Color Me Happy for the covers.

 I used a variety of stamped images and papers from the different kits to decorate the pages of the mini album insert.

Here I used a mask from the Woven Strands kit and daubed ink over it to create the background.

I used cut-a-parts throughout the insert for notes or journaling.
I love how all the different kits work so well together! Especially in a project like this where you can such different inserts all together in one book. It's also a nice way to use up some of those random scraps and cut-a-parts you have laying around.

Your next stop along the Hop is Roni!

Have a great a day!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Club Scrap May Technique Challenge

Hello! I played along at Club Scrap's Technique Challenge today-Stamping on the Edge. I used this month's Adirondacks kit to make my card.

I made an inside gate fold card and used the Stamping on the Edge technique on both sides.

Check out this fun challenge at Club Scrap and all their other challenges on the forum!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Card Challenge SOSS #83

Hi there! I played along at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #83 Y is for Yippee! The challenge was to make a congratulations card or project. 

I used Club Scrap's Adirondack kit. Adirondack has masculine feel with blue, green and kraft colors and images of mountains and loons and...well all things Adirondack!

This is a gate fold card but it's hard to see that in the photo. I used a card sketch from My Favorite Things challenge 331 but I missed the deadline for the link up. :-(
All papers including the burlap are from the Adirondack kit. I love that burlap! 

Have a great day, 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Club Scrap April Artist Team Challenge

Hello my friends. Spring is here! The birds are singing and the peepers are peeping! Here in Upstate NY we have tiny tree frogs called Peepers that make a lovely ruckus at night! We know it's spring when you can hear the peeping of those frogs!
It's also time for another Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge! If you've come from Roni's blog then you're following along the hop! This month Club Scrap asked us to use Stamped Bouquet unmounted rubber stamps on our projects. I paired these stamps with papers from Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms kit to create my project.

I decided to make a set of ATC's in a little metal tin.

I found the tin at Micheal's on clearance for like $.99. I stamped the sentiment with white Staz-on ink and the Cherry Blossoms stickers are from the Cherry Blossoms kit.

The sentiment is an image from the unmounted rubber stamps from this collection. I used Staz-on ink in black.

Each ATC has an image from the Stamped Bouquet stamps.

 I colored the images with a variety of methods. These are both Prismacolor colored pencils.

I like the way the embossed image looks on the textured paper on the one on the right. The Bronze Coin is from the Cherry Blossoms collection too.

These flowers I colored with water based colored pencils and used a water brush to spread the color.

 I stamped the backs with sentiments from the kit.

I love this sentiment-so cute!
Be sure to check out the beautiful Cherry Blossoms collection and Stamped Bouquet unmounted rubber stamps from Club Scrap!

You're next step along the hop is Hetty!-Hop along to see what she's made!

Have a great day!

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!