Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cantina Blog Hop

It's happy hour at the Club Scrap Cantina Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop. Today I was inspired by Dairy Queen marketing. After picking up a frosty treat for my dear daughter and me, I noticed this cardboard cube tower next to the restaurant exit. It stood about as tall as I am. Since it could easily be converted to a tabletop variation using CS papers, I snapped a pic of it on our way out to remember the idea.

Dairy Queen Marketing

My photo cube variation of the Dairy Queen Marketing

Here are the pics I snapped during assembly using the Cantina Collection. I think I'll just let the pictures do the talking. For perspective, the matte board squares are cut to 3-1/2".

Lastly, the fun of adding photos and embellishing . . .

Next on the hop is the talented Debbie at Masculine Inspirations In Paper & Crafts.  You'll want to see what she is up to!

Kay at Club Scrap

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

National Parks Blog Hop

Welcome to my pop-up stop on Club Scrap's National Parks Blog Hop!

Pop-ups are one of my favorite crafting tricks. Club Scrap's heavy-weight papers are ideal for creating these dimensional layouts. Last week I designed a fun 12x12 pop-up scrapbook page with the National Parks Collection. Check it out:

I won't go into too many details since I already shared the technique on my previous blog entry. But I had so much fun with that one, I had to make another while the process was fresh on my mind.

Here is the page closed.

Pop-Up Page Closed

Here I am starting to lift the flap . . . my favorite part . . .

Bam! The page pops to life!

Open at a 90 degree angle

Some of you may wonder how to make something like this work within a scrapbook. Simply cutting the page protector will do the trick. Follow these steps to accommodate your pop-up:

1. Slide a closed pop-up layout into a page protector.

2. Use a permanent marker to draw a line around the entire pop-up area, including the top hinge, left, right and bottom edges.

3. Remove the layout and slide a cutting mat into the protector.

4. Use a grid ruler and craft knife to cut around the outside of the markings, making the opening slightly larger than the pop-up flap.

5. Completely remove the rectangular portion of the page protector.

6. Slide the layout back into the prepared protector, and the pop-up will function freely.

Thank you for popping in!

Next on the hop is the talented and witty Janet Moran at Dishing With Janet. Be sure to check out what she's up to.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Blues Faux Canvas

Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's The Blues Blog Hop
For this month's hop, I've created a faux canvas that can be hung on the wall or held by an easel. It features The Blues 8.5 x 11" Deluxe Grey Print and an orchestra portrait of my daughter.

A little about this project.

1. Create base box with Book Board. I used Book Binding Glue to attach the six Book Board pieces cut to create the 7-3/4 wide x 6-1/2" tall x 1-1/2" deep box. Punch a hole in the center back for hanging.

2. Wrap box with The Blues 8.5 x 11" Print using a foam brush, Book Binding Glue and bone folder. Punch hole through cardstock for hanging.

3. Now that the base is ready, collect feature photo and embellishments for attaching. Since there was empty space in this photo, I used a rubber stamp from The Blues Collection Unmounted Rubber Stamp sheet for stamping directly onto photo.

4. Matte and attach 5x7 photo onto faux canvas and simply embellish. 

I used the "less is more" theory here with very simple embellishing, I didn't want to take away from the stamped quote, the cardstock print and feature photo.

Next on the hop is Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper, you won't want to miss her great project!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Kay at Club Scrap

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Botanical Canvas Album

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Botanicals Blog Hop.

The Botanicals Kit inspired me to put together this mini album featuring a painted canvas for the front and back covers.

The inside pages are a combination of Botanicals Printed and Plain Papers kettle stitched together.

The canvases and inside pages are 6x6".

The inside pages:

Here are the ten inside pages stitched with brown waxed linen thread.

The inside pages were rubber stamped prior to stitching. I just think it's easier.

Decorate the outside covers with acrylic paint, the Branch Masking Stencil and colored mists.

Botanicals Lite Branch Masking Stencil.

Botanicals Wood Veneer Birds with acrylic paint added.

Rubber Stamped words from the Botanicals Borders & Backgrounds Stamp sheet

Actually after decorating the canvases, I could have stopped there! These would have looked just fine on my walls, but I still thought it was fun to add the inside pages.

Putting the pages and canvases together . . .

Adhere the stitched pages to the canvas covers with CS Bookbinding Glue.

I could have stopped right there. But you know me!

Attach four decorative metal feet to the bottom four canvas corners with bookbinding glue. (Tricia dropped these off at my office a while back knowing I'd find a good home for them.)

To prevent the inside pages from sagging down between the canvases, I added two wooden dowels as a support.

The adorable book will make the perfect home for photos from my daughter's twelfth birthday party.

Next on the Botanicals hop is the lovely and talented Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper. See you there!