Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cape Cod Interactive Album

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Welcome to my post for the Club Scrap Cape Cod Blog Hop! 

As soon as I saw the Club Scrap May Cape Cod Collection I thought of my vacation to Okracoke Island, NC.   Lately I have been inspired by Laura Denison's albums at Following the Paper Trail and this her Memories on File Album, pattern here, scaled down by 75% to a 6 ½ x 9 ½ size. All the tabs and mini folders included in the Cape Cod Collection are perfectly suited to this interactive album. Unless otherwise noted all materials are from the Club Scrap Cape Cod Collection.

Front Cover

The cover frame was made with layers of chipboard, so I could get a three dimensional look.   The background is a picture of a beautiful sunset over Okracoke from the web, that I printed on a paper and vellum, layered with chipboard between them.  The Cape Cod dune grass and fence stamp was embossed with Club Scrap Holiday WOW verdigris embossing power on kraft paper. The lighthouse was from a cut out, mounted on chipboard.  On top of that the frame was added for a total of four layers.
Cover Detail View
Each set of three pages is made from a trimmed down file folder and three envelopes (red and silver). The full album includes six of these three page sets. I alternated between navy blue and black file folders, as can be seen from the spine view.  For each page I added Distress Paint Picket Fence for an antiqued white edge that dries quickly.  I used file folder scraps and additional grey, black, and red card stock for the page details. I finished the edges with EK success round binding edge or Fiskers postage edge punches.
 Back Cover and Spine
 Inside Cover and First Page - Closed
 Center of a Page Set with Three Envelope Pockets
Back of First Page Set and Front of Second Page Set 

I have only finished the inside cover and first page of the first three page set. The detailed views below shows it with all the pockets and flaps that it just seems to go on forever. It was so much fun to fill! I’ll post more as I get it completed.
  Inside Cover and First Page with Some Tabs Open
 Inside Cover and First Page with Flaps and Tabs Open

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


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Any Hero’s Red, White, & Blue Thank You

Welcome to the OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop. Today I made an “Any Hero” card; i.e. a card from my family to any service person to show our appreciation.  For more information on OWH see this link.
I used OWH card sketch #73 and Club Scrap Cape Cod Collection to make an interactive card.   The “Thank You” tag pulls out of the pocket and my family has signed it.  On the inside of the card we each hand wrote notes.  We make this into a family activity, completing several cards in an evening.   

Club Scrap Cape Cod Collection for paper, stamps and cut outs  
Club Scrap Blue Satin and WOW White embossing power 
Sizzix Embossing Folder 
Distress Paint - Picket Fence for edges
EK Success Modern Cube edge punch and Two Point Flag Punch

Thank you for joining along in the Blog Hop and for reading my post.  For more OWH sketch cards and a card making formula see my May 4, 2013 postHere is a link back to the start at OWH Stars and Stamps Blog.  



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Five Ways to Say Thank You

I love to make cards for Operation Write Home (OWH) and they are looking for Thank You cards.  I also like a challenge when making cards.  Today I am catching up on the Club Scrap National Scrap Book Month of Challenges.  This consists a new challenge every day in May.  So I pulled out my Club Scrap Up, Up and Away Collection with stamps, paper and ribbon.  What I ended up with was five thank you cards using the same stamp, but in different ways. 
May 7th Frame Challenge:  I used Pitt Big Brush Pens to paint the stamp before stamping.  Then I cut the mat such that the balloon was outside the edge and added pink lines to make the frame.

May 17th Torn Paper challenge:  I used a scallop tearing tool to make a cloud shape out of vellum.  The stamping is done in white ink on navy blue cardstock. 
May 5th Scrappy Border challenge:  I used a metallic gelatos on the stamp to get a soft impression.  The border behind the panel is made from strips left over from cutting the patterned paper into card mats.   
May 14th Sketch challenge:  I used green for the main image stamp and then added multiple stampings in fuchsia for the background patterned paper, to bring in all the colors of the ribbons.  

May 6th Metallic challenge:  Here the image is tilted and I used a hole punch to thread ribbon into the design.  I added a swirl paper clip and a charm that says "Cherish" colored in with a Copic marker.
There you have one stamp five different ways.  For more inspiration come back Saturday, May 25th for the OWH blog hop
Thanks for stopping by, 



Sunday, May 12, 2013

Teacher Gift Tag Wallet

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all you moms out there are having a special day!

Today I did one of my favorite things, create something new.  Here is a 6x6 Tri-fold tag wallet and gift card holder for a teacher’s end of year gift.   The wallet holds tags for all the children to decorate and sign. 
Closed Wallet 
 Partially Open with Gift Card Pocket
 Fully Open showing Tags for Children to Sign
I used paper and embellishments from the Club Scrap Spring Chorus collection and stamps from various Club Scrap collections.  The punches are Martha Stewart’s Swirling Lace, Sizzix Bird on a Branch die, and EK Success flower & leaves punch.  I finished it with bakers twine, washi tape, and mini brads.  
Here are the details using three 8.5 x 11 papers for the base card (all units are in inches):
·         Two 7.25 x 8.5 for the sides; scored vertically at 0.5 on one side and 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75 on the other (toward the center). 
·         One 7 x 8.5 for the center, score vertically at 0.5 from each edge.
·         Each card is scored horizontally at 2.5 to make the pocket. 
·         Trim each piece as shown.  Note a 0.25 gap is on either side of the center to allow room for the tags. 
·         Each side tab is attached to the center back using a 0.5 tab.
·         The pocket is from a 5.5 x 3.75 pieced that was cut diagonally1.0 up from the right edge to the top left edge.
·         Score the pocket 0.5 on each side except the diagonal.  Fold over, trim, and adhere to form the pocket. 

 Left, center and right sides of the wallet
Pocket Detail
Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy Spring Assembly Line Card Making Formula (ALCM)

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Welcome to your final stop on the National Scrapbook Day Club Scrap Blog Hop.

Aren't the projects so far gorgeous? 

Today I’m giving you a formula to make 10 cards, using just seven sheets of paper, stamps, inks, and miscellaneous embellishments.  The method I’m using is Assembly Line Card Making (ALCM) developed by Tricia Morris at Club Scrap here is an example.  It is a great way to use up extra items from your stash.  The card sketches are from Operation Write Home (OWH).  OWH sends handmade blank cards to soldiers for them to send to their loved one.  I encourage you to send some of your finished cards to OWH.  Club Scrap has a goal of sending 2,013 cards to OWH in 2013 and if you contribute you could win a Club Scrap gift certificate, more information here.


I’m calling this ALCM – Happy Spring because I used the Club Scrap Spring Weekend of Workshops (WOW) collection for my cards. I’ve added the instructions at the bottom of the post. Here is the paper used (4 sheets of 12x12 paper and 3 sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper), the cuts made to the 12x12 papers, and the resulting scraps.   
Here are the final cards by OWH sketch.  I used the WOW stamps, ribbons, and embellishments along with Gelatos and Inktense Water Colored Pencils to decorate the cards.

OWH sketch #167
 OWH sketch #51
 OWH sketch #98

I just had to do a more masculine version, you can think of these as his & hers.  I uses the Club Scrap Fossils Remix paper collection and Equestrian collection stamps.  I added in embossing powder, watercolor paper, markers, dry embossing and Gelatos.  Both sets use greeting stamps from the Club Scrap Wildflower collection.  The ALCM approach is very versatile and especially easy with Club Scrap's color coordinated collections. 

OWH sketch #167
 OWH sketch #51
 OWH sketch #98


Instructions for Happy Spring ALCM

Makes 10 - A2 sized cards in three styles using:
(2) 12x12 Patterned Papers
(2) 12x12 Solid Papers
(3) 8.5” x 11” Papers (cut horizontally at 5.5 and score vertically at 4.25 to make A2 card bases)
12” paper trimmer and scoring tool
~ 2” circle punch or circle cutter
Various stamps, inks, and embellishments to complete cards
(All units are in inches)
Cut each 12 x 12 patterned paper as shown:

1) Cut horizontally at 5.5 inch
 2) Trim the 5.5 x 12 to 5.5 x 10.75, score at 3.5 and 7.75 to make an A2 tri-fold card
 3) Cut the 6.5 x 12 at 9.5 and 5.5
 4) Turn the 5.5 x 6.5 in the cutter and cut 5.75, 5.25, and 2
 5) Trim the 0.5 x 5.5 to 0.5 x 3.25
 6) Cut the 5.5 x 3.25 lengthwise at 1.625 (1 5/8)  Then trim into six 1.625 squares
 7) Trim the 6.5 x 4 to the size 5.25 x 4
 8) Cut 2 circles out the 6.5 x 2.5    

Cut each 12 x 12 Solid paper as shown below:
 1) Cut vertically at 8.5 and 11.75
 2) Turn the 8.5 x 12 trim to 8.5 x 5.5 and score at 4.25 to make an A2 card
 3) Trim the 8.5 x 6.5 lengthwise at 4.5 and 2.5
 4) Trim the 2.5 x 6.5 to 2.5 x 5.5
 5) Trim the 2 x 6.5 to 2.5 x 5.25
 6) Trim the 4 x 6.5 to 4 x 5.25
 7) Trim the 3.25 x 12 into two 3.25 squares and punch two circles
Note: all pieces marked with an X are not needed.
Assembly pieces to make the cards using the following OWH sketches.
For OWH Sketch #167 use the following papers to make two cards
 Use the following papers to make two cards:
·         5.5 x 10.75 tri-fold card from patterned paper. Punch a circle near the front flap’s edge
·         2.5 x 5.5 solid for the internal side of the tri-fold; cut with a decorative edge punch
·         0.5 x 3.25 solid to add a greeting or ribbon (optional)

A total of four cards are made with OWH Sketch #51 in two different styles
Use the following papers to make two cards:
·         5.5 x 8.5 A2 cards from solid paper
·         5.25 x 4 patterned paper mat
·         2 x 5.25 solid strip
·         3.25 solid square
·         2” circle from pattern paper
Use the following papers to make two additional cards: 
·         5.5 x 8.5 A2 cards from 8.5x11 paper
·         2 x 5.5 solid strip
·         3.25 solid square
·         2” circle from pattern paper
A total of four cards are made with OWH Sketch #98 in two different styles
Use the following papers to make two cards:
·         5.5 x 8.5 A2 cards from 8.5x11 paper
·         2” circle from solid paper
·         3 of the 1.625 x 1.625 pattern paper squares
Use the following papers to make two additional cards:
·         5.5 x 8.5 A2 cards from 8.5x11 paper
·         5.25 x 4 solid paper mat
·         2” circle from solid paper
·         3 of the 1.625 x 1.625 pattern paper squares

Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop and I hope you'll try my ALCM.  Here is a link back to the start at Club Scrap Creates.  
Thanks for stopping by,