Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Homestead Halloween!

Thanks for visiting the Club Scrap Homestead Blog Hop.

This month, I've simply created a scrapbook page, featuring the great papers in The Homestead Collection and my Halloween pumpkin carving photos:)

The Homestead color scheme is ideal for Halloween photos.

I used a grid ruler to help tear photo mattes to feature the 5x7" photo. It's my "controlled tearing" technique.

Use several layers of coordinating torn papers to add interest.

Thank you for stopping by. Next on the hop is the talented Cathy at The Artful Gamut. Check out what she's been up to with the Homestead Kit.

Wishing you a creative day, and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blueprints Blog Hop - Stenciled Wall Hanging

Welcome to my part of the Club Scrap Blueprints Blog Hop. If you've just arrived from Hetty's Craft Chaos, you are in the right place.

Wall Hanging Created With Club Scrap Blueprints Stencil
Have you checked out the Blueprints masking stencil? While it's ideal for creating terrific scrapbook pages, I also thought it had some nice potential for creating home decor.


I didn't have time to run to the craft store for the 8x8" canvas I'd envisioned, so I constructed my wall hanging from my stash of book board.

Using a small utility knife, I cut the book board pieces to create an 8x8" front and back and 1.5" deep sides. I even remembered to punch a nail hanging hole centered on the back.

I then used Bookbinding Glue to adhere the pieces and form a frame.

Once assembled, it was painting time. The sides were painted with black acrylic, and ivory on the front wall.

Once dry, I stamped the front of the frame with Black India Ink. Due to the lack of a firm stamping surface beneath the book board, sometimes portions of the stamped image didn't transfer. No worries! If that happens, simply fill it in with a smaller stamped image.

Next, I centered and held the stencil in place on the front of the frame and covered the entire thing with black acrylic paint.

When the stencil is lifted, the stamped ivory surface is revealed. Tah-dah! Depending on what type of crafter you are, go ahead and wash that stencil right away.

Next on the hop is Cathy at The Artful Gamut. She always has something fabulous up her sleeve!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's The Cinema Without Music?

Welcome to my stop on this Club Scrap Cinema Blog Hop.

I'm on a Stacked Box Project kick, but this Cinema stack of boxes has a musical twist.

During last month's blog hop, Jill P. commented that these stacked boxes could be made into music boxes. Since reading that, I wanted to make one. Thanks, Jill! (But try not to put too many other ideas into my head this month, OK?)

I used Cinema papers for wrapping the covers, text weight kraft for wrapping the inside box, music box mechanisms and the Paperless Components Boxes Kit.

In addition to following the kit instructions, I simply added drilling holes in the book board side wall of each box for the music mechanisms.

If you can find music box mechanisms that play show tunes, woohoo! All the better!

Next, you're off to see the amazing things Cathy has been up at The Artful Gamut. Thank you for stopping and enjoy!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oopsie Daisy Stacked Box Project

Welcome, Oopsie Daisy Blog Hoppers!
If you would like to start at the beginning, the hop originates at Club Scrap Creates.

Club Scrap Stacked Boxes Project
My post for today is the newly-created Stacked Box Project. The paperless component option looks great wrapped with Oopsie Daisy Papers. This brand new kit is designed by yours truly and is available today for the first time! There are two great options: Complete Kit with Paper or Components Only.

The kit comes complete with instructions, so I'm not going to bore you with a lot of step-out details. However, here I am getting started by wrapping the covers below.

I used a text weight kraft paper splattered with a little black and white acrylic paint to wrap the box walls.

Adhere an Oopsie Daisy Print into the base of the inside of each box for a nice touch.

I painted the wooden feet black to give it a finished look.

The d-rings and brads for fastening the ribbon are included in the Components kit, along with those awesome wooden feet.

It's going to look great sitting on my desk and is a swell place to hide stash stuff, as well!

What would you put into these beautiful boxes? They measure 5x7, 6.5x8.5 and 8x10".

Also, here is the set I whipped up with the papers included in the Complete Kit. I added my own hardware, cutaparts, and rubber stamping for added embellishing.

Club Scrap Stacked Box Project Kit

Thanks for stopping by.

Next on the hop is Cathy at The Artful Gamut.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Picnic Box

Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's Picnic Blog Hop.

I used the Club Stamp Picnic Text Print to wrap this storage box. It's a hinged lid box that holds 5x7" cards and mini albums.

Club Stamp Text Print Paper Wrap
The lid lifts and allows the front wall to drop down.
The first step was cutting the book board pieces using a grid ruler and utility knife, then gluing them together to form the box and lid.

Once the lid and body of the box were assembled, it was time to wrap the lid, body, and side door. Play some "wrap" music for this.

Paper also served as the hinges for the door and lid. If you took my Clock Tower Workshop at the 2013 Retreat, you know all about this.

This box provides lovely storage for my set of Picnic Greetings To Go cards.

Next on the hop is the talented Cathy at The Artful Gamut.

Thank you for stopping by.

Kay at Club Scrap