Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Club Scrap Sunflowers Blog Hop

Hello again!!! Welcome to the Club Scrap August Blog Hop! If you've come from Hetty's blog then you're following right along! The Club Scrap kit for August is Sunflowers. WOW this was a great kit!  I love all the printed papers and great colors.

I decided to make a mini album using the Triple Tier Slider card concept. I made one of these cards for a previous card challenge for the Boardwalk kit and loved it! I decided to alter it a bit and create a stacked mini album.
I found a great tutorial on YouTube for the card. I used different dimensions though to make it square so it would work the way I wanted for the mini-album. Here are the dimensions:
Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4" x 12" For the base
Score on the long side at 4 from each end
Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4" x 10 1/2" for the 2nd tier
Score on the long side at 3 3/8" from each end
Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 4" x 3" for the top tier
Cut 8 pieces 1/2" x 3"
Cut the slits in the base from 1/2" to 3 1/2"
Cut the slits in the 2nd tier from 1/4" to 3 3/4"

So I basically made 4 of these cards and glued them all together one on top of the other! Here's the "cards" with the tiers pulled out, before I decorated and stacked them.

For the "pulls" I used one of the flower images on the Art Nouveau unmounted rubber stamps.  It was a flower part of a bigger image but it was the right size.

 I colored them with colored pencils and fussy cut all four. Yes I said all four! That was kind of a pain but I really liked the look. I backed each flower with a 1 1/2" circle punched out of the dark brown that came with the kit. Then I adhered it to the edge of the top tier with Scor-tape.

Then I stacked all the decorated "cards" on top of each other adhering them with Scor-tape. I placed them so the tiers pulled out each on a different side.

Here it is with all the tiers pulled out all the way around. There's room for small photos and journaling.

I decorated each tier a little differently.

So keep hopping and see what everyone else made!
Your next stop is Tricia!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge-Back to School

Hello my friends! I hope everyone is enjoying your summer! Here in Upstate NY it's been very hot and dry! But that means lots of sunshine!!! That I love!
It's Artist Team Challenge time again! If you've come from Roni's blog then you're following right along with the blog hop.
The Club Scrap kit for August is perfectly named Sunflowers! Beautiful sunflower printed papers with yellow, green and brown-just awesome! The Theme for this month's Artist Team Challenge is "Back to School!"

I decided to make an altered clipboard with a monthly calendar, memos clip and write and rip notes! 
This project was so easy and came out so nice-I love it!
Start by finding a common clipboard. I had an old on lying around but you can buy them anywhere.
I covered it a piece of cardstock from the kit. I cut the 12" x 12" piece down to 12" x 8 7/8"
I cut a notch out on the top for the clip. With my ruler I marked where to cut the notch.
  I spread book binding glue evenly on the back side and adhered it to the front of the clipboard.
I used the Sunflower Washi tape from the kit on the border all the way around the clipboard. I folded it over the edge to hide the rough edge of my old clipboard.
I used a small piece to cover the area around the notch. I pressed it tight to the metal part and used a sharp craft knife to cut off the extra.
I also used it to cover the part of the clip that touches the clipboard. I just folded over the edges and stuck the tape to the backside of the clip.

To decorate the top of the clip I stamped one of the sunflower images from the Jumbo Unmounted Stamp Sheet onto ivory cardstock with Club Scrap India ink. I ended up using one from a larger image and fussy cut the flower I wanted-it just fit the clip better.
Then I hand colored it with markers and watercolor pencils. I covered it with Glossy Accents to make it shiny and kind of plasticy. Since it will be touched a lot I wanted to make it a little more durable.

 I cut a circle in the green cardstock and adhered the sunflower. Then I adhered that to the top of the clip with Scor-Tape. I tied on a piece of the green ribbon from the kit.

For the write and rip note paper I used a roll of old register tape I found at work. The roll was pretty large so I just rolled up some of it for this project. I used a ribbon from my stash-which matched the color perfectly I might add! Love when that happens! I threaded it through the roll and tied a bow-not too tight so the paper could still roll off.

I matted behind where the rolled out paper would be just because I liked the way it looked better. I put large glue dots on the back of a binder clip and glued it down where the roll would be.
Then I attached the bow into the binder clip.

I attached a piece of the rickrack ribbon to the bottom with glue dots on each end. Then glued the wooden sunflower buttons on top of that with more glue dots. Then I unrolled some paper and slipped I under the ribbon to secure it!

I love how it came out! When you hang it on a wall gravity will keep the roll of paper taught and straight.
I made a monthly calendar blank on my computer and printed out a bunch. Every month you can fill it in. I stapled a bunch together and attached along the top with a piece of cardstock to matte it. Again more for aesthetic purposes than anything else.

I clipped 2 more binder clips to the edges to hold memos, little notes, business cards-whatever!
I'm really happy with how it came out and will definitely be making more as gifts!
Head on over to Hetty's blog to see what "Back to School" project she did with this amazing kit!
Have a great day!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Club Scrap August Technique-Vintage /Sepia

Hi There! The August Technique Challenge over at Club Scrap is Vintage/Sepia! Artist Team member Hetty hosted this month and she did a great job sharing the technique!
I used the Club Scrap Sunflowers kit to make this card.
I kept my card pretty simple. I stamped the image with clear versamark and used white embossing powder for a embossed resist. I just painted on the sepia coloring using Distress "vintage photo." I used my aqua painter to get a washy look. DONE! Sepia coloring!
I hope you try your hand at this technique and link it up at Club Scrap!
Have a great day!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Creative with Stamps Challenge #5: Geometric

Hi! It's card challenge time again :) I decided to do a challenge at Creative with Stamps.
This month's theme is geometric. 

August's Club Scrap kit is Sunflowers! OMG it's awesome! Love, Love Love! AND....there's a perfect geometric stamp to use!
All the papers I used are from the sunflowers kit. I used Stampin Up's Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the checkerboard image and the sentiment.
I love the embellishments with this kit! The sparkle jewel is a separate piece. Just love that wooden sunflower button!! Hop on over to the Creative with Stamps Blog and link a creation of your own!
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Business Card Holders-Club Scrap Sunflowers

Hi there! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer-it's been very hot here in Upstate NY! I've had to pull myself away from my swimming pool to get some crafting done!
The Club Scrap kit for August is Sunflowers!!! It's a beautiful kit with great summer colors! Love it :) I found a tutorial for business card holders on Pinterest awhile ago and have made quite a few for people at work. A couple of girls I work with love sunflowers-perfect!

 Pootles blog has a great tutorial on how to make them. Her dimensions were not quite right though. Here are the dimensions I use:
Cardstock cut at 7 1/2" x 5 3/8"
Score on the long side at 1 1/2", 2 1/4", 4 3/4" and 5 1/2"
Score on the short side at 7/8" and 4 1/2"
Cut the matte for the front 3 3/8 x 2"
matte for back 3 3/8" x 2 1/2"
The video gives good directions on how to put it all together :)

I love that rickrack ribbon!! So cute! And the little sunflower sparkle sticker embellishments are awesome!

I used Stampin Up! Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the sentiment. This stamp is on the Jumbo unmounted stamp sheet. I popped it up with some foam pop dots.
The girls are gonna be so excited with their Sunflower business card holders! Can't wait to give them to them!

Have a great day!