Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hello! Today's the day for the Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop! Welcome! If you've come from Hetty's blog then you're in the right place! For this project I used a combination of the Garden Shed deluxe kit and the digital kit! I've never used a digital kit before so decided to try it. All I did for this though is print out the images and use them with my project. I decided to make a Tunnel Card!

This is the 1st one I've ever made- it was so fun! I'll definitely be making more!

I love the layers and that you can add so many details!
To make one of your own you'll need:
2 pieces of cardstock cut @ 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
3 pieces @ 6" x 4 1/4"-scored at 1/2" from each end.
2 @ 4 1/4" x 9"
Die cut "windows" in each of the 6" x 4 1/4" pieces and one of the 5 1/2" pieces. You could use any shape to cut out the window. You could just cut a square with a craft knife too.
Score the 9" pieces @ 1/2" and then every 1"-then accordion fold them.

Adhere the back piece to the side accordion folded pieces as above.

Adhere one of the window pieces to the front.


I decorated the window pages before I glued them, but you could do it after. I just thought it would be easier.

Adhere the window pages into the valley folds of the accordion. Finish decorating and it's done!

The whole thing will lay flat to fit into a standard envelope! Love that!

Now continue on to the rest of the Hop. Your next stop is Tricia!

Have a great day!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Club Scrap Garden Shed Artist Team Challenge-wooden elements

Hello! This month at Club Scrap the Artist Team was challenged to use wooden elements on our projects. If you just came from Roni's blog then you're right on track for today's hop! The kit for September is called Garden Shed and it's a perfect match for the challenge! To get some inspiration for this month's project I was browsing through Pinterest and found this really cute cube with a drawer and a couple of small books. I pinned it and kept looking. After a little more looking and not finding anything as cute as that cube I settled on that. I always end up altering the projects I find and had an idea of what I wanted to do different but decided to open the pin and go to the website to see if they had any dimensions or instructions to start with. was an old Club Scrap kit from 2010! It turned out to be the "Photo Twist About."
I just found this so funny that I ended up picking an old Club Scrap project kit for a new Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge! Of course I couldn't just redo an old project...I should come up with something new. I shared with the Artist Team how ironic it was that I thought I was going to make this cool project and it ended up being Club Scrap already! And...they thought I SHOULD redo it! They wanted to know what I would come up I did :)
I used a variety wooden embellishments -some that I had in my stash, some from Club Scrap.
My design has 2 boxes for 12 cards, a little notebook and a drawer and doesn't twist around.
My dimensions are a little different but I basically followed the direction for the project. I used Chipboard and the original Club Scrap project used book board. You can find them HERE on Pinterest. Just click on the pin and it opens up the instruction sheet.
Here's the pieces you need for my version:
3 @ 4" x 5 1/2"- for the sides and back
3 @ 4" x 4" - for the top, bottom and middle shelf
1 @ 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" -Bottom of the drawer
4 @ 1 3/8" x 4 1/8" - for the sides of the drawer
For the boxes that hold the cards I used a thinner chipboard.
Cut 2 @ 6" x 12"
Score the chipboard on the short side @ 1/2" and 2"
Score on the long side @ 4", 5 3/4", 9 3/4" and 11 1/2"
It should look like this all cut and scored.
Put glue on the 1/2" tabs and fold into a box as above.

For the little notebook cut a piece of chipboard @ 4" x 8" and fold in half to make a 4" x 4" book.

I covered it with cardstock on the outside and inside. I cut multiple sheets regular text weight white paper @ 3 3/4" x 7 3/4" and stacked them together. I folded then in half and inserted into the book.

 I used my crop a dial and punched 2 small holes in the fold and laced the paper in with a piece of leather cording I had left over from another kit.
I made 12 - 4" x 4" cards to go in the boxes.

I used a bunch of different wooden embellishments for the cards. The little wooden plant stakes came with the deluxe kit. I stamped with an image from the unmounted rubber stamps. I just love those little shovel charms from Club Scrap!
I used some images from the digital kit too! My 1st time using digital! These little wooden flowers are from a past Club Scrap kit. The sparkle sticker centers are from the Club Scrap Sunflowers kit.
The background for this card is a digital image I printed and the sentiment is from an image from the unmounted stamps. The little bees are a stamp and die cut set from Our Daily Bread Designs I got at a stamp show.
The next stop on the Blog Hop is Jennifer!
Have a great day!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Garden Shed ATC's and Holder

Hi Friends! This months kit for Club Scrap is called Garden Shed and it's so cute! I know I say that about every kit and each month but I always I mean it! :) My favorite elements of this kit are the little bees! AHHH so cute! There's a bee hive and a snail...and... well you should check it out for yourself!
This kit reminds me of my Mom- she's always had a garden and all the little tools and elements are so her! So I decided to make an ATC set in a "crate" for her.
I saw a similar crate on Pinterest but modified it so it would fit the ATCs.
So many awesome stamps with this kit!
Let me share how I made the crate.
1st I used a hardwood background stamp I have from Stampin Up! and stamped it twice in brown ink on a piece of chipboard.
I used a craft knife to cut each slat apart. Each one is 5 1/2" long. You'll need 6 at the full length. Score them at 1 3/8" and 4 1/8." Cut 4 more at 5 1/8" and score at 2 1/2."
Fold each one on the score lines.
Start with the 4 - 5 1/8" pieces. They will make up the bottom and base of the crate. I used Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue to adhere all the pieces together. Glue 2 pieces together in a "u" shape  -adhering the 2 5/8" sections one on top of the other as above.
Then take one of the 5 1/2" long pieces and glue it to the bottom piece as shown in the photo on the left. Then add the other bottom piece gluing to the 5 1/2" piece as in the right side photo. Add another 5 1/2" piece to the other side forming the bottom slat of the crate.
Here's the view from the bottom.
I glued the top piece next so I could make sure the slats were all evenly spaced. I repeated the same process as with the bottom pieces.
Then add the middle slat pieces.
I used the fuzzy fiber and the little watering can charm to decorate. So Cute! It came out better than I thought it would!
I can't wait to give these to my Mom! She's gonna love them :)
Have a great day!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Card Challenge-Retrosketches #230

Happy Holiday weekend!! It's Labor Day today here in the US and it's a gorgeous weekend here in Upstate NY. I had a really hard time deciding whether I wanted to play with my new Club Scrap Garden Shed kit or be outside! So I compromised and did a little of both :)
I decided to start creating with this kit by doing a challenge card - so I played at Retrosketches.

I just love those bees! So cute! All the paper and images are from the Garden Shed kit. The base matte with the honeycomb and bee is a printed paper that came with the deluxe kit.


Here's the sketch! They have some really interesting sketch challenges!
Have a great day!