Wednesday, February 25, 2015

London Calling Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's London Calling Blog Hop!

3D Tunnel Card Club Scrap London Calling

The 3D Tunnel Card Technique seems to be my favorite this week. I created one for the Club Scrap blog on Monday and couldn't keep myself from trying another one with the collage image from the Borders & Backgrounds UM. I also incorporated the car from the Art Nouveau UM into the mix!


This expanding card measures 6-3/8 x 5-1/8" and can be collapsed to 1/4" for mailing.

Collapsed to fit into envelope

Six layers are stamped, colored and cut to create the 3D Tunnel effect.


The panels are then adhered to a pair of accordion folded papers.




Collage stamps are ideal for this 3D Tunnel Technique. Below is the tunnel card I made earlier this week using the Collection UM plate. It's the same . . . but different.


For more details about this card, check out my entry on the Club Scrap Blog.


Thank you for hopping with us! Next on the hop is Shona at Shona Scraps. Enjoy!
Wishing you a creative day,
Kay

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Hi, and welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

Paper Quilting Card with Club Scrap's Love Ink Collection

To share the love going around today, I've made a a 6.25x9.25" oversized card featuring items from the Love Ink Collection with a paper quilting technique.

Some steps to help you make one of your own . . .

1. Cut a 5.75x8.75" art panel from the 12x12 Ivory Print. Use a 2" circle punch to punch twelve Ivory circles from the same print. Score 1/4" from the edge of a circle four times to create a square on each circle.


4. Fold on score lines. Alternatively, trim 1-3/8" squares and fold the punched circles around the squares to create four flaps. (Click HERE to see this version of the technique.)


5. Decorate a 1-3/8" square to insert within each punched circle.


6. Attach a row of three folded circles to the top edge of the art panel, then a 1" wide strip for your Valentine greeting, followed by three more rows of folded circles.


7.  Nest the art panel onto a matte and card base. The most important step: give it to someone who is really SA-WEET!


Before I go, one other little thing . . .


I used the Grafitti Mini Chalkboards to add a sentiment to this jar. I'll be using it to give flowers to my youngster, Marilee, on Valentine's Day. For more details on how to use Mini Chalkboards, check out the Club Scrap Blog HERE.


This will be adorable with a little greenery and red roses tucked inside.



Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper. Go check out how she is sharin' the love today.

Thank you for stopping!
Kay

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Constellations Matchbox Library

Welcome to my "little" stop on the Club Scrap Constellations Blog Hop.

Miniature books made using Club Scrap Constellations papers and stamps.
Miniature handmade books displayed in a matchbox.
I seem to be a "little" obsessed with miniature handmade books this month! It's like I'm "seein' stars" when I think of these mini book projects. The small scale galaxy print on the Constellations 8.5x11" White Text Weight Print (CST) was ideal for wrapping the covers. The smaller images on the Constellations Unmounted Stamps worked well for decorating for the front covers and inside pages.

Each mini book has its own special features.


It all started when I made this mini pamphlet stitch book to fit inside the 2-1/2 x 1-1/2" matchbox I had in my stash. (If you're interested in assembly instructions, check out the link for details.) I don't want to bore you with duplicate info, so I'm going to let the pictures do the talking.







I guess it just wasn't in the stars for me to create only one mini book.

For book #2, I created the world's smallest spiral bound notebook complete with a tiny library card holder attached to the inside cover.

Spiral binding created with needle, waxed linen thread, and wooden dowel.





Last, but not least...how cute is this tiny book with a nook built inside? I even got to incorporate the Constellations theme with a tiny bottle of glitter "star dust" inside!



Below, a few visuals of the mini nook book construction.

Wrapped outside book cover. Nook made with matte board cut to fit inside.
Wrapped book nook piece is glued to the inside back cover.




I think the Nook Book may be my favorite!


It looks like I have a good start on a mini matchbox library. It will be fun to make more mini books with other Club Stamp Prints to add to my collection.



Talk about "light" reading!!! Ha!

Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Shona at Shona Scraps. Be sure to check out what she is up to with the Constellations Kit.

Thanks for looking.
Kay


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Club Scrap Reunion Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap December Reunion Blog Hop.

I've created a unique altered color-block scrapbook page with Reunion Printed Papers and acrylic paint. The wash adds a neat aged effect to the collaged prints.




Start by covering a sheet of 12x12 Brown Plain with sections cut from Reunion Prints. This is a perfect way to use paper scraps if they are large enough.


Create a paint wash by mixing a splash of water with brown acrylic paint.


Spread onto the page until the desired paint-washed effect is achieved. Wipe away any excess moisture with a rag. (The quicker the better!)


Set aside to dry. Place a weight on top of the page to prevent curling from moisture while drying. Add photos, a page title and some coordinating ribbon. Tah dah!


Next on the Reunion Hop is the truly creative Cathy at The Artful Gamut.

I hope you had a joyous holiday season!
Kay