Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Creative License Blog Hop

Thanks for cruisin' to my stop on the Club Scrap Creative License Blog Hop.

This month I've created a frame with the Creative License Club Stamp Quad Print. The frame holds a picture from a trip to New York City to visit my brother.

I came across a used wooden frame in my basement. The front and sides had been painted medium brown, so I just left it.

1. Cut the Quad Print into fourths. Adhere the pieces to the frame with CS Bookbinding Glue and a foam brush. Completely cover the frame with paper and allow it to dry.

2. Remove excess paper by sanding along the edge of the frame. The distressed edges are a nice touch.

3. Embellish the frame with ribbon, a metal charm, and a personalized license plate made with rubber stamps. (The Creative License Jumbo stamp set is perfect for making custom plates!)

Next on the hop is the talented DebDuzScrappin. Enjoy!!!

I'll leave you with this great Creative License rubber stamped quote . . .

Thank you for stopping,

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dahlia Flutter Book

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Dahlia Blog Hop

I've put together a Flutter Book featuring the Dahlia Club Stamp paper collection.

The printed papers wrap the outside of the book, and the plain papers (plus one sheet of white) completes the inside.

Before I get started, take a moment to Pin the image below so you can find the project when you're ready to make your own flutter book . . .

Cut one 8.5x11 Orange, Yellow, Pink, Black and one additional 8.5x11 White Plain horizontally at 5.5". Score and fold each 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25". Stamp the book pages if desired.

Pierce stitching holes into the fold of each page at .75 and 4.75". Thread a needle with waxed linen and stitch pages together in pairs of matching colors with a simple pamphlet stitch.

Plan the order of the pages in the book.

Nest the page pairs in order.

Trim excess paper from the right edges of the pages to match the width of the first page.

Glue the outside edges of the pink pages to the nearest black page.

Next, glue the outside edges of the black pages to the nearest yellow page.

Continue adhering the yellow to white, and the white to the orange.

To create the cover, trim one .375x5.75" Bookboard Spine and two 4.5x4.75" Bookboard Covers. Trim the 8.5x11 White Club Stamp Print to 7x11 and use to wrap the outside cover/spine, leaving .25" gutter between the spine.

Trim a sheet of Black Plain to 5.5x9.5" and adhere to the inside cover. 

As before, brush glue onto the outside edges of the orange pages.

Adhere to the inside front and back covers.

Decorate the 3.75x5" outside cover panel with a stamped sentiment and squares from the 8.5x11 Quad Print.

Get more Dahlia inspiration from Deb at DebDuzScrappin. Enjoy!

Thanks for fluttering by!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Paris Flea Market Card Keeper

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Paris Flea Markett Blog Hop!

This month I've recreated the Card Keeper, a project originally featured in the Wisteria Club Stamp kit back in July of 2014.

I made a pretty healthy pile of cards from this month's collection and thought it would be great to have a beautiful place to store them. See what I mean?

Wrap book boards your favorite papers from the collection. For the outside covers, I stamped Kraft paper with images from the Jumbo UM and India Black ink.

I also incorporated papers from the Club Stamp kit and some beautiful ribbon along with a jumbo Eiffel Tower charm did the rest.

I used Thickers for the "Cards" label on the front cover.

The white gel pen added highlights to the stamped images.

As long as I have access to the wooden expressions from the Crewel & Unusual Collection, I will be compelled to use them! How fitting to place the word "create" on the outside edge of the card keeper.

Next on the hop is the talented DebDuzScrappin.

I hope you have some time to spend at the Paris Flea Market!