Thursday, December 26, 2013

Aspen Cabin in the Woods

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Welcome to the Club Scrap Aspen Blog Hop!

As soon as I received my Club Scrap Aspen Collection I started to work on my cozy Aspen cabin.  The cabin has a classic A frame look with "logs" flanking the doorway made from the wood paper in the Aspen collection.

The pattern is the November Bird Abode: Home Tweet Home from Laura Denison, but I took it in a completely different direction from the original. I added wood accents through out.  The handmade paper made a beautiful textured roof.  The charm is from the Aspen Greetings to Go set.

Inside there is room for a tall mini album and a ledge to put in a pen. I made the mini album using another one of Laura Dension's patterns, the Envelope Bypass Mini Album using #10 envelopes.  The cover features a skeleton leaf sandwiched between acrylic sheets, a cut apart, an image stamped on canvas, and Aspen button tied with linen thread.  The binding uses paper clips and gathered Aspen ribbon.

Inside are tons of pockets and tags. It was great having all the Aspen cut aparts and stickers to decorate the internal pages. I used a selection of punches for accenting the edges of the pockets: EKSucess English Ivy, and Martha Stewart Flourish, Flourish lace, and Cherish.    I can't wait to get my pictures in this one.

Thank you for stopping by!  I loved the aspen collection so much that I have another Aspen project in work and I'm planning another post by New Years.

You can return to Club Scrap Creates for all the hop links or you can continue on to Janet at Dishing with Janet to see the next post in the hop.

Happy Crafty New Year,

Debby H 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gnome Goodies

Welcome to the Gnome for the Holiday Blog Hop

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When I think about holidays I think of baking.  I get out those familiar family favorite recipes and make them fresh with my own children.      As I opened the plan text file to print my recipes, I thought how about I give these recipes a holiday make over.  And then comes out Club Scrap's Gnome for the Holiday…..
I used my digital software and CS Gnome digital kit to make an 8 ½ by 11 page to hold two 4 by 6 recipe cards. 

Then I printed them on cardstock.  Now I can send the new recipe cards to everyone in my family, too.  
You next stop is Debbie at DebDuzScrappin'. To get back the start off the hop go to Club Scrap Creates.

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fire and Ice in the New Year

Welcome to the Club Scrap

Fire and Ice Collection Blog Hop!

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You are a paper crafter, so maybe you'll understand this:  Does paper ever talk to you and tell you what it wants to be?  Sometimes it is a whisper sometimes it is a shout. 

Even though it is November the Fire and Ice collection shouted Chinese New Year to me.  I always get together with friends to celebrate in our own low key Americanized way.  The Chinese New Year is on January 31, 2014 and it is the year of the Horse (Chinese Year 4711).  One tradition we follow is to give family and friends red and gold envelopes with money to bring luck to the receiver and giver.  With the Fire and Ice collection I made a mini Chinese temple to hold the red and gold envelopes. 

All the papers and supplies used are from the Fire and Ice collection.  The basic mini-house is from "A Wee Village" pattern by Laura Denison at Follow the Paper Trail.  This little five inch tall house is made out of light weight chipboard.  I decorated the house using a corrugating tool for the roof paper, Martha Stewart Notched Square punch, and E K Success Modern Cube punch.

The envelopes were made with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch board (5-1/4 square measure to 2-3/8 mark).  One style uses gold Distress Paint with the Fire and Ice stencil and "Happiness" stamp.  One style uses a CS Equestrian horse stamp and CS Rhapsody number stamps.   I used foam square with a circular Fire and Ice cut apart for the envelope closure.  The envelopes are just the right size for gift cards, too. 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Your next stop is with Janet at Dishing with Janet.  To return to the beginning of the hop go to Club Scrap Creates

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Locked in My Heart Display Tray

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Hello crafters and welcome to the Club Scrap Lock and Key blog hop! 

 I'm glad you are stopping by my blog today.  Hasn't the inspiration so far been wonderful?

I have two projects for today.  All using the Club Scrap Lock and Key Collection.  The first I made my own version of the “Bag of Memories” Project from this month’s Club Scrap Magazine Page 4-5.  On the cover I used an embossed resist technique from Tim Holtz’ Creative Chemistry 102 online class.
The second project was inspired by the cut apart images included in each Club Scrap collection.  I made a Changeable Photo Display Tray using a pattern developed by Laura Denison as published in a Graphic 45 blog hop at this link.  

I made a tray with chipboard cards to hold pictures.  Each card is wrapped with neutral patterned paper from Club Scrap basics collection. On one side I decorated the cut aparts using paints or ink.  Then I added my papers and embellishments from Lock and Key plus few supplies from my stash.  All the hearts were die cut from the red metallic paper in Club Scrap’s Tribal Kit.   I finished each with a ribbon tied binder clip.  

On the back side I covered each with Lock and Key patterned paper.  When I add pictures I can mix and match the decorated and plain sides for a perfect display.  I can't wait to print my favorite pictures and put them on display at work.
Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop and for reading my post.  Here is a link to your next stop with Tiare at iClassyGirl.  Also, here is a link back to the start at Club Scrap Creates. 
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Double Die Cut Thank You

Welcome to my entry in the Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop.  For today's card I used the OWH sketch #81.

My Cards were made to use both parts of two diecuts.  The die cuts were a Spellbinders thin heart die in multiple shapes and the Sizzix alternations ornamental mover and shaper.

In Card 1 the key accent is from a Club Scrap Lock and Key Collection free printable.  Accents include glossy accents, Flourish dry embossing folder, Prima fluid chalk white, distress stain in antique bronze, metallic pencil in bronze, and distress ink vintage photo.

Card 2 has accents that include glossy accents, distress stain in antique bronze, metallic pencil in blue, and Antique Gold gilders paste.
Both cards use papers from Neenah and Club Scrap mat red paper.  The stamps are from Club Scrap.  The background technique is detailed in my post from yesterday.  I sealed the shimmery background with clear embossing power to enhance the shine.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Autumn and Winter Backgrounds

This post is about some techniques to create a mottled multicolored background.  I started out wanting to create an autumn colored background and ended up with a winter night background.  The autumn leaves were for a Club Scrap challenge.  I had extra card mats so I used them for a winter night background.  Come back tomorrow to see how I used the background to make two cards. 
I wanted to create a neutral autumn background without any distinct lines.  So I used Tim Holtz wrinkle free distress technique. 
  • Spots of Distress Paint Antique Linen and Antique Bronze on my craft sheet
  • Add Distress Ink from the pad in Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, and Seedless Preserves
  • Sprayed generously with water
  • Wipe the ink up with heavy weight mixed media paper


I liked the result, but it was lighter than I wanted.  So I repeated the process with only the Distress ink and water.  Then I added embossed leaves using Club Scrap Stamps.


From this I created two fall cards with the backgrounds.  The papers are from Club Scrap paper.  The greetings are from the Club Scrap Peacock kit. 

Next, I used extra light panels and a salt technique to make a winter night background.     
  • Spray mat with water
  • Spray Memory Mist Blue Hawaii
  • Add Distress Stains in Brushed Pewter, Seedless Preserves, Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans, and Dust Concord
  • Spray more water
  • And Spray Memory Mist Blue Hawaii
  • Sprinkle with coarse salt and allow to dry overnight
  • When dry remove salt
  • Cover the whole mat with clear embossing power to seal
      Below is a detailed view of the background created.

Come back tomorrow to see how I used this background for the Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Take Wing Canvas

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Welcome to the Club Scrap Take Wing Hop! 

Today I’ve made a canvas based on the "Birds on a Wire" image in the Club Scrap Take Wing digital collection.  I love mix media canvases with the all the texture, layering, and depth.  After reading many blogs and watching many YouTube videos I decided to take the plunge and make my first mixed media canvas. I have broken down the process into four phases:

Phase I - Texture layers
Phase II - Color layers
Phase III - Accentuate
Phase IV - Primary Design

Unless otherwise noted all materials are from the Club Scrap Take Wing Collection. 

Phase I - Texture layers

Step 1 – Apply torn paper prints to canvas with matte medium.  Next time I'll use solid paper, since the paper pattern did not show in the final canvas.

Step 2 – Apply tissue paper torn to canvas with matte medium. 
Phase II - Color layers
Step 1 – Painted with a light layer of gesso for a good color base

Step 2 – Next add distress paint and stain brushed over the top surface

Step 3 – Add circles using a scrap of bubble wrap that is sprayed with Memory Mist Blue Hawaiian and misted with water.  Then it was allowed to dry in place.

Phase III - Accentuate

Step 1 – Accent the canvas texture with color with the following:
  - Gelatos in white, blues, grey, and yellow

  - Accent edges of torn paper and ridges with distress markers blurring with water

  - Splatter with Memory Mist in bright gold

The video I used to learn methods for adding accents and the bubble wrap technique is Accentuating Edges on YouTube from Vivian Keh.  Her blog is Contadina K.

Step 2 – Stencil three feathers with Perfect Pearl Mist and paint with Wild Honey Distress Stain

Step 3 – Heat emboss the edge of the canvas with Club Scrap Blue Satin Embossing Power and accent texture with Faded Jean Distress Stain.   I learned this one from following Words and Pictures.

Phase IV - Primary Design
Step 1 – Add Birds and Wire
- The "Birds on a Wire" image was enlarged from the Take Wing Digital Kit as a pattern
- Then the birds were cut out of from chipboard and heat embossed twice with Club Scrap Hematite Embossing Power
- Dimension was added by mount bird with Club Scrap black foam tape
- The wire and bird legs are a black cord with a fine wire core

Step 2   Add the "Take Wing Saying"

            – Emboss the saying in Club Scrap Hematite embossing power on the red velum
- Accent the letters with white Prima Fluid Chalk ink
- Underline the phrase with Weathered Wood Distress Marker and blend with water
Step 3 – Add layer and mount title block
- Tear blue and green print and accent edges with distress ink
- Layer and mount with Club Scrap black foam tape

Let me leave you with one last picture that shows the shine.  It took some time, but it was a lot of fun to "play" with the background texture and color until I was happy with it.   If you have not done it before I hope you will give it a try.

Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop and for reading my post.  Here is a link to your next stop with Janet.  Also, here is a link back to the start at Club Scrap Creates. 

Happy Crafting!