Friday, July 29, 2016

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge-ATCs/Pocket Letters!!

Hello! Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop. You should have just come from Roni's blog along the hop.
I was so excited when they told us what the Artist Team Challenge was for July. Artist Trading Cards! I love them...they are art, they are miniature, they are...just awesome :) AND I love Pocket Letters!! So I decided to make a pocket letter for my niece! I decided to use a combination of a bunch of Club Scrap kits and stamps to make my ATCs.
I also love the Stamping Star  stamps at Club Scrap-they are so pretty and you can cut them up into layers and make countless patterns and colors etc. AAAHHH!

I love that you can pop them out or in. I did both ways on the cards. I used foam pop dots for the layers.
I used the splash stamp from Dahlia with embossing powder in silver, and a couple shades of blue on a black cardstock base. I used papers from Celebration, Constellations and Woven Strands. Love that thick sparkly blue from Woven Strands and the sliver glitter paper from Celebration. I used that for the die cut words-it's hard to tell in the photos but they are glittery!. Enamel dots and silver ribbon from my stash.
For the backs I used Club Scrap Metallic silver ink with stamps from Woven Strands, Reunion, Dahlia, Stamping Star and Paris Flea Market.
Artist Trading Cards! So cool!
Move on to Hetty's blog to see what she made-I'm sure it will be fabulous!!
Have a great Day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Club Scrap Blog Hop-Office Space

Hi Friends! It's that time again - Club Scrap Blog Hop time! You should have just come from Hetty's blog. The kit for July is called Office Space and couldn't be better timed for me! I just got a new position at my job and will be doing HR. So excited to use this kit for little Thank Yous and morale boosters for our staff! For the Blog Hop I decided to make a little desk organizer! Perfect for this kit!!!
I've seen a million different ones out there and decided to design my own with all the little things I wanted-Business card holder, yearly calendar, posit it holder, memo holder, and drawers for supplies.
Here's the materials you will need to make one of your own:
Club Scrap Office Space Kit-Of Course!! :)
Huge paperclip
yearly calendar
glue dots
Let's get started with the tutorial!
Start by cutting your chipboard pieces for the base and drawers:
Top, bottom and center: cut 3 @ 3 3/4 " x 3 3/4"
Sides: cut 2 @ 3 3/4" x 3"
Drawer bottom: cut 2 @ 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Drawer sides: cut 8 @ 3 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Cut 2 pieces of cardstock:
5 1/4" x 12"
5 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Glue them end to end in a long strip.
Adhere the chipboard pieces with bookbinding glue in this order: 3 3/4" wide, 3", 3 3/4" and 3".  Leave about 3/4" border all the way around. Make sure to leave at least 1/8" between the chipboard pieces. Cut the corners, put bookbinding glue on the 2 long sides and fold the cardstock over the edge covering the chipboard.

"Roll" the strip up into a square and adhere the end flaps with bookbinding glue-one to the inside and one to the outside.
 Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/4" x 6." Adhere the last 3 3/4" piece of chipboard in the middle. Cut the corners, add glue to 2 opposite sides and fold over to cover as shown.
I marked the 2-3" wide sides of the box with a line at 1 1/2" to mark where the middle piece will fit in

Add bookbinding glue to the flaps, set the shelf in - lining them up with the lines and glue the flaps in place.
Now for the drawers! Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 10 3/8" x 10 3/8". Gather the pieces of chipboard for one of the drawers. This next part is a bit complicated to explain so bare with me!
Before I placed the chipboard pieces on I scored the cardstock all the way around at 1/2" and then again at 1 1/4".  This just helped me place my chipboard in the right places. Adhere the pieces of chipboard like so on the cardstock. (Sorry about the kraft on kraft color-didn't think that out for the photos :/ ) Then cut away the corners like above. I know I looks weird but I wanted the drawer to be sturdy so I wrapped the cardstock completely around the sides and have 1/2" attached to the bottom of the inside of the drawer.
Adhere 1 of the little corner tabs to the side chipboard piece at each corner-all the way around. Put bookbinding glue on the end flap. Fold up the side chipboard piece and wrap the flap of cardstock over the side adhering the cardstock to the chipboard-tuck the other little corner flap under this flap. Adhere the 1/2" part flat on the bottom of the drawer. Do this for all 4 sides.
Your finished drawer should look like this. Now do it all again for the other drawer :) 
I stacked 3 buttons together with glue dots for a drawer pull. Matted the front and the inside bottom with coordinating cardstock.

On the top of the organizer I have a business card holder, post it note holder, another box to store miscellaneous supplies and a giant paperclip to hold memos or little notes.
To make the business card holder:
Cut a piece of cardstock 5 3/4" x 4 3/4." Score on the long side at 1" and 4 3/4." Score on the short side 2 1/2" and 3 3/4."

Cut off on the score lines as shown. Snip on the score lines and fold on all score lines.

Place score tape as shown.

Fold up and adhere the flaps on the inside.
For the Post-it note holder:
Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/4" x 4 1/2." Score on the short side 1 5/8" and 3 7/8." Score on the long side 2 1/2" and 3 1/8."

I've drawn th score lines in so you can see them better. Cut and snip where shown.
Fold up on score lines and adhere the sides with Scor-tape. I cut the top edges at a diagonal to make it look neater. The front part is a little shorter than the back so you can see the post-it notes in there.
For the little box:
Cut a piece of cardstock 6 3/4" x 8 3/4." Score all the way around at 1/2", 1 1/2" and 2 1/2."

It should look like this when all scored.

Fold on all score lines, cut as shown and snip on score lines shown.

Put score tape as shown. Fold the long sides over the little tabs on the short side. Fold up the sides and adhere the long sides to the bottom forming the box.
Then I just glued them altogether on top of the box of drawers. I used some glue dots to glue the giant paperclip in between the post-it holder and the business card holder.

 I made a calendar on my computer and just stapled all the months together.

Then I decorated the whole thing with the Office Space images and papers! DONE!! :)
Next in line on the Blog Hop is Tricia! Check what she's done with this fun kit!

Have a great day!!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Club Scrap Office Space ATCs

Hi Friends! July's Club Scrap kit is called Office Space. It's full of retro patterns and colors and images of staplers, phones and rolodexes-so cute! I decided to play with some ATCs. The Club Scrap Artist Team challenge for this month is ATCs but I love them so much I decided to make more! Stop back on 7/29/16 to see my Artist Team Challenge ATCs!

I also love mini file folders and decided to make one for each ATC I made. They were perfect for this kit! I used an envelope punch board to make the folders.
I made the file folder covers all slightly different. I used jute twine to tie them up.
Here's the front sides. I used all papers and images from the Office Space  kit. I used various ink colors (Stampin UP! and Distress.)
The back sides! I love the color scheme with this kit-love that teal!
The little memo stickers are awesome and come in different patterns.
I used the stencil that came with the kit to make the background on this one. Love those little ruler charms too!
I just love ATCs! :)
Have a great day!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Club Scrap July Challenge-Stamping Through Stencils

Hi there! This month's technique challenge at Club Scrap is hosted by Artist Team Member Josette. Her challenge for us is stamping through stencils. 
Now I'll be honest-I had trouble getting this technique to work for me. All my stencils were small images and I had a really hard time getting an image to stamp through.

So I decided to make my own stencil! I had a piece of stencil plastic laying around and I used star framelits through my Big Shot to cut them out. This stencil worked so much better with the big spaces! I used stamps from Paris Flea Market to stamp through the stencil and on the background. I daubed around the edges of the stars to make them stand out a little better. I used papers and the typewriter image from the current Club Scrap kit Office Space.
I hope you try this technique challenge and link up your own card at Club Scrap!
Have a great day!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Card Challenge with Club Scrap Office Space-Viva La Verve

Today was an overcast cooler day in Upstate NY-perfect for paper crafting!!! I participated in Viva La Verve's card sketch challenge today. The July kit at Club Scrap is called Office Space-really cute with retro patterns and fun office supply images!

I love that typewriter and the space to stamp or write whatever you want! So cute.
Here is the sketch from Viva La Verve.
I also made this one but didn't link it to the challenge. I just really liked that typewriter and it didn't work on this card-it was a little too big and covered up all the layers underneath.
Have a great day!