Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fabulous Folding Board

One of the many things shared at the 2017 Club Scrap Retreat was the Hammered Aged Copper Folding Board.

This super-sturdy board was a new medium for me to work with and wow, did I love it! It is perfect for all sorts of paper crafting construction projects. Pick up some in the Retreat "Pro Shop" soon as supplies are extremely limited.

Let's take a closer look at the folding board . . .

This paper product is 247 lb., making it heavier and more rigid than heavy cardstock, but lighter than matte board.

Card Folio

Check out Tricia's Card Folio Blog for the original detailed instructions on how to make this project. I decorated the cover and card set with the What A Ride stamps.

Gift Boxes

I created three ascending-sized boxes with the We R's Gift Box Punch Board. Simply tie the boxes together in a stack perfect for gift giving.

Card Box With Lid

This box was also inspired by Tricia's Vintage Botany Club Stamp Blog post. 

Gift Box Greeting Card

I've created this card design before. You might remember it from my Color Me Happy Blog Hop post


Memory Cube 

I had the pleasure of leading the Memory Cube workshop at this year's Club Scrap Retreat. The kit comes with all the pre-cut Folding Board and a handy video tutorial. The Folding Board sheets are in very limited supply. However, this fabulous kit is still available in the Retreat Pro Shop.

Thanks for taking the time to explore the many uses of Folding Board with me today.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A closer look at the special edition collections from the Club Scrap Retreat!

Club Scrap's 2017 Retreat season wrapped up this month and I am thrilled to share some of my creations made with the Special Edition Collections.

What A Ride Collection

Let me take you on a tour of some of the layouts and cards I created with one of the 2017 Retreat special edition collections. These are the layouts you can make with the kit when following the assembly instructions . . .

Check out the fun layout I created with the papers from the collection.

Rubber Stamps

Below is a set of simple yet fun greeting cards created with the What A Ride Stamps.

What A Ride Unmounted Stamp Sheet

Sweet Tooth Collection

The prints from this collection were absolutely the perfect match for photos taken at Marilee's "Sweet Sixteen" birthday party! 

And here are Tricia's totally "sa-weet" layouts.

Masquerade Collection

I created this color blocked layout featuring a black and white photo from last year's Retreat.

Once again, here are the layouts you can make if you simply follow the instructions included in the kit.

I just love this quote. It's part of the Masquerade Collection and is something I need to remember!

I loved creating cards, layouts, and projects for this year's Retreat! Visit the Retreat "Pro Shop" to stock up on these collections while supplies last!

Basking in the afterglow until we meet again . . .


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Orchard Blog Hop

Welcome to my September stop on the Club Scrap Orchard Blog Hop! Click HERE to start at the beginning of this fruity hop.

Today I've created a 6x6" any occasion greeting card featuring the Orchard Stamps.

The fruit was stamped with India Black Ink then colored with watercolor pencils. I adhered the 1-3/4" squares to the card panel with Foam Circles for added dimension. 

The watercolored panel was created with one of my favorite techniques. The mottled background technique was featured in both the Pattern Play Blog HERE and the Vintage Botany Blog HERE.  Please check those out if you'd like more details on this technique.

I like having a few pretty any occasion cards handy, and this one is ready for the pickin'.

Next on the hop is Lilian at The Leaf Studio, enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Message in a Bottle


Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Lagoon Blog Hop. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the Club Scrap hop, click HERE.

Retrieving the Message In A Bottle from my post box.
The Lagoon Collection inspired me to create a "message in a bottle" mailable greeting.

Did you know you can ship just about anything through the mail as long as it has a proper address? Just for fun, I mailed this bottle containing a message to my daughter.

Purchase a corked flat plastic bottle at a local craft store. 

Add a variety of items including, Lagoon Shell Sequins and Mini Bottle, beads, seashells, confetti, a mini umbrella, and of course a message on rolled up paper.

Items included in the bottle.
Message created with Club Scrap's Lagoon UM stamps.

Make sure the rolled message extends into the neck of the bottle to ensure that the recipient can remove it easily. 

Wrap Washi Tape and a small rubber band around the neck and cork to prevent it from coming loose during the mailing process. 


Cut two 2x4" Club Stamp Quad print panels. Add stamped images, a sentiment, and mailing information and adhere to the bottle with Bookbinding Glue. 

Postage to mail the "message in a bottle" was $2.67. This is a bit more than a standard letter but well worth it to see the look on my daughter's face when she retrieved it from the mail box.

Next on the hop, check out what Lilian at The Leaf Studio is doing with the Lagoon Collection.

Wishing you smooth sailing,