Thursday, September 28, 2017

Club Scrap Challenge-Idea Deck

Hi there! I played along at the Club Scrap Forum Idea Deck challenge today. The challenge was to use the 8 of Spades card from any of the Club Scrap Idea Decks. I have the Assembly Line Cardmaking Idea Deck - Volume 2. That card shows a Waterfall card!

I stamped all the images with Club Scrap India Ink and colored them in with Prismacolor colored pencils.

I just love the waterfall card! It's so fun!
Have a great day!

Orchard Challenge Card

Hello Friends! Fall might finally be here in Upstate NY! It was in the 60's here today. Beautiful :) The Club Scrap September collection Orchard is a great collection for this time of year-full of images of fall harvest fruits and colors.
I used this kit to make a card for a couple of challenge blogs. Tuesday Throwdown # 362 with a theme of more than one fold and Try Stampin' on Tuesday  #341 - sketch.

I made a Pop up Book Card! I found a good tutorial here. I stamped the images from the unmounted rubber stamps from Orchard and colored them in with Prismacolor colored pencils.

The card measures 6" x 6" folded up. All papers, sentiment and embellishments are from the Orchard collection.

I just love that red checker board paper!!

Here's the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Club Scrap Orchard Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Club Scrap Orchard Blog Hop! If you've just come from Tricia's blog then you're hopping along just fine. Wow fall in Upstate NY this year has been amazing! It's 87 degrees today and has been for like a week!! With temperatures like this it's been hard to get into the typical Autumn spirit, BUT the Club Scrap September collection Orchard will help for sure! Fall colors, apples and pumpkins! Yay Fall! :)
I was looking through all my stuff the other day and came across a huge wooden clothespin I got at a craft store a couple of years ago. I always thought it would make a great recipe card holder. So that's what I did! I decorated the clothespin and made a recipe book to go with it. 

The finished recipe book measures 5 1/2" x 6".

There are 12 folders that hold recipe cards.

The book has an accordion folded spine.

Inspired by this month's kit I included only recipes made with apples, pumpkin and cherries.

I decorated the folders with papers and embellishment cut-aparts from the Orchard collection.

To make this cut 2 pieces of card stock for the front and back cover 6" x 12." Score it @ 5 1/2", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8 1/2", 9 1/2", 10 1/2" and 11 1/2". Fold in an accordion pattern.

Adhere them together overlapping one of the 1" accordion ends.

For the recipe folders cut 12 pieces of card stock 4 1/2" x 6 3/4". Score at 1/2" and 3 5/8". Put tape on the edges as shown and fold over into tube open on one edge. 3"x 5" recipe cards fit perfectly!

Adhere each of the folders onto the accordion folds of the book. I adhered 2 to each accordion-one on one side and then one to the other side-staggered so they are next to each other.

I adhered a ribbon across the back to hold the book together.

For the giant clothespin I just decorated the front with paper, ribbon and unmounted rubber stamped images from the Orchard deluxe kit that I colored in with Prismacolor colored pencils.

Your next stop on the hop is Hetty!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Club Scrap September 2017 Artist Team Challenge - Watercolor Techniques

Hi Friends! Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop. You should have just come from Hetty's blog along the hop. The Artist Team challenge for September was to incorporate watercolor techniques into our projects. The September Club Scrap kit is called Orchard and features beautiful watercolor images by artist Swarup Murphy. There's all kinds of watercolor techniques out there but I decided to keep it old school and use basic watercolor paints to color the stamped images from the kit and then use them on some fancy folded cards. 

I started with watercolor paper cut to the size I wanted for my cards. I stamped the images in Club Scrap India ink and then just used a brush to color in with watercolor paint.

I roughed up the edges of the paper a bit with a paper distressing tool.

Then I painted in the images and background. All colored in images are from the unmounted rubber stamps.

This is a Standing Triple Panel Card that I found on Pinterest. All papers and embellishments are from the Orchard kit.

Love this Bridge Fold Card design! So easy and fun! Check out a tutorial here. For this little grouping of pears I used the single small and large pear images from the unmounted rubber stamps. I masked the front pears and stamped the image again to look like it was behind the front pears.

It folds flat to fit in a basic A2 envelope. 

I love Tri-Shutter cards-I think this is the first fancy fold card I tried when I 1st got into paper crafting. 

Folded up it fits into a standard A2 envelope.

This Double Z Card all folded up also fits in a standard A2 envelope. 

There's a great template here for this card. 

Keep hopping and head on over to Roni's blog to see what watercolor technique she used!

Have a great day!