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,