Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Envelope...Please!

The Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop is finally here! If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, click HERE.

I created this mini album featuring a double binding using the Cherry Blossoms Lite Art Envelopes.

From my perspective, this album has two front covers. And, like any good story, it doesn't have an end.

The envelopes that serve as album covers look great stamped with the Cherry Blossoms unmounted stamps.

The finished mini album size is 4.5x4.5x1.25".

Summary of steps to create the book:

1. Score and fold 18 Cherry Blossoms Art Envelopes. Pierce stitching holes with a paper piercing tool and cork board or stitching cradle.

2. Insert a 4x4" piece of cover weight paper into the envelope areas/folds that serve as front and back covers to provide extra stability.

3. Kettle stitch nine folded envelopes together with a needle and waxed linen thread. Slide stabilizing strips beneath the long stitches on the outside of the spine. Knot and cut the thread.

4. Pierce holes into the crease adjacent to the ninth stitched envelope.

5. Stitch the nine remaining pages onto the other side of the book.

6. Tuck in thread tails or cover with cutaparts or photographs.

7. Slide memorabilia and photos into the envelopes for safekeeping.

8. Add photos, Cherry Blossoms Cutaparts, and other goodies to the inside pages and enjoy!

The Cherry Blossoms envelopes are so pretty that I couldn't keep myself from taking tons of photos of my little book!

Thank you for stopping by. Your next stop is with Deb at DebDuzScrappin


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Delft Mini Double Accordion Album

It's time for the Club Scrap Delft Blog Hop. Click HERE if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop.

This month I've created a Mini Double Accordion Album with the Delft Collection. It's the little sister album to the one pictured below that I created earlier this month for the Club Scrap Blog.

The finished size of this mini album when closed measures 2-1/2 x 4-1/2" compared to the 3-1/2x7" original version. The mini size holds 1x2" photos.

Here it is starting to open.

Here are the parts and pieces I cut before assembling.

It's fun to open, close and explore!

The cover is cheerfully decorated with Delft cutaparts.

For more assembly details, check out my entry of the same technique on the Club Scrap Blog.

Thanks for hopping with us! Don't miss the next stop with DebDuzScrappin!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Succulents May Day Basket

It's already the end of February and time for the Club Scrap Blog Hop. The Succulents Collection reminds me of spring, so I've created a gift box which can be used as a May Day Basket. I have a tradition of leaving them on a door or two in my neighborhood, so I'm all set for this year!

It may not be ideal for holding flowers like your traditional May Day Basket, but there is room for goodies inside.

Awhile ago, Deb here at Club Scrap left this cool folded gift box (below) on my desk. She has a great eye for projects, so every once in awhile things just appear with the thought, "This would look so much better recreated in Club Scrap paper!"

I examined the old box and recreated it using my favorite Succulents Lite Print. The original box didn't come apart very easily, but well enough for me to get some measurements and scoring angles.

It looks gorgeous already, even without ribbon or embellishments.

Now, I'm all set to hang this on my neighbor's door knob!

Look for clever packaging ideas all around you, and transform them into beautiful objects with your Club Scrap paper stash!

Next on the hop is Jacqueline at Carneyval Vagabonds.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

There Is So Much To Smile About

It's already time for the Club Scrap Monthly Blog Hop. You likely hopped over from Lilian. To start at the beginning, click HERE.

This month features the versatile Color Me Happy Collection. Since I just happen to have this nice photo of my daughter and her friends after a volleyball match, I wanted to get it on a page and into the scrapbook.

12x12 layout created with Color Me Happy Papers, Cutaparts and Metallic Dot Stickers

To add a little more interest I trimmed the sun shape from the cutapart sheet, adorned it with the Metallic Dot Stickers, and placed it on the top right corner of the photo.

It was a snap to put together because of those handy cutaparts!

Next on the hop is Deb Weller. See you there . . .


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Shades Of Winter Pocket Book

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Shades Of Winter Blog Hop.

This pocket book project is fun to put together with the beautiful Shades Of Winter collection.

The finished book size measures 5-3/4 x 8". The inside pocket pages measure 5-1/2 x 8" including the 1/2" flap that gets adhered to the accordion binding.

Here are some basic assembly steps"

1. Adhere mat board covers and spine pieces to the outside cover wrap with a foam brush and Bookbinding Glue.

2. Adhere the inside cover wrap.

3. Bend and fold the binding areas, and add decorative brads.

4. Create and adhere an accordion spine to the front and back covers.

5. Cut and score inside pocket pages.

6. Fold and adhere pocket page flaps.

I made five inside pocket pages for my book.

7. Make a notch on the top edge of each page with a 2" circle punch.

8. Adhere pages to the accordion binding.

9. Pierce holes through the outside covers and accordion.

10. Loop waxed linen through the holes and tie to close.

11. Decorate the outside cover.

12. Fill pocket pages with coordinating inserts and embellish with photos and rubber stamped images.

Next on the hop is the talented Debbie at Deb Duz Scrappin'.

Thank you hopping with us. I wish you a very Happy New Year!!