Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mini Two-Ring Album

Club Scrap's "Blog Hop Time" at the end of the month is bittersweet because it is my final item on my task list for every collection. Today it's time to feature June's Pattern Play kit and then I have to jump right directly to the next collection . . . Vintage Botany!

(If you'd like to view the entire blog hop line-up, click HERE. And if you're playing along, you've hopped over from Roni's blog.)

I unearthed a box of album component kits in the warehouse and decided to make a mini book with these cheerful Pattern Play papers.

Club Scrap Pattern Play Mini Album by Tricia Morris. Includes video instructions! #clubscrap #handmadebook

With the snap ring closure, thick book board, and fastening hardware included in the project kit, this little album came together in a jiffy! Well, more like an hour or two.

Club Scrap Pattern Play Mini Album by Tricia Morris. Includes video instructions! #clubscrap #handmadebook

Trim your favorite Pattern Play papers to wrap the cover boards and spine at the following measurements:

  • 6x7.5" Outside Spine Cover
  • (2) 5x7.5" Outside Covers
  • 5.25x6" Inside Spine Cover
  • (2) 3.875x5.25" Inside Covers

Club Scrap Pattern Play Mini Album by Tricia Morris. Includes video instructions! #clubscrap #handmadebook

To aid in the assembly process, simply follow along with Karen's video from the original "Twinchie Album" workshop! Substitute with Pattern Play papers, and you're all set to make a gorgeous book. Be sure to have your basic bookbinding supplies on hand including our awesome Bookbinding Glue, a bone folder, Grid Ruler, scissors, pencil, and Crop-A-Dile.



In lieu of the page protectors, trim the desired number inner pages to 5x5". Measure and mark a spot to punch holes for the binding 3/8" from the edge. Punch between the 7/8 and 1" mark for the top ring, and between 4 and 4-1/8" for the bottom ring. Test the page to ensure it fits into the rings properly.

Club Scrap Pattern Play Mini Album by Tricia Morris. Includes video instructions! #clubscrap #handmadebook

Use the first punched page as a template to punch the remaining pages for the book. Alternate the page colors to add variety.

Club Scrap Pattern Play Mini Album by Tricia Morris. Includes video instructions! #clubscrap #handmadebook


Decorate the album with rubber stamped images from the Pattern Play collection.


Club Scrap Pattern Play Mini Album by Tricia Morris. Includes video instructions! #clubscrap #handmadebook

Club Scrap Pattern Play Mini Album by Tricia Morris. Includes video instructions! #clubscrap #handmadebook

Club Scrap Pattern Play Mini Album by Tricia Morris. Includes video instructions! #clubscrap #handmadebook

Trim a 3.5x7.5" Dark Gray Plain to create a pocket for the inside back cover. (Instructions for the pocket are included in the video.)

Club Scrap Pattern Play Mini Album by Tricia Morris. Includes video instructions! #clubscrap #handmadebook

Don't forget to purchase your album components (or several sets). At this incredible price, they won't be around for long!



Your next stop on the tour is with Pam at APeeling Paper Crafts.

Happy album making!
Tricia

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

One Paper, One Photo - Scrapbook Page Challenge

This month, I decided to challenge myself to create a layout with a single sheet of 12x12 paper. And, while I normally incorporate many photos on a page, I decided to feature only one image.

But first, some bookkeeping. If you're hopping with Club Scrap, you can start at the beginning to see all of the splendid creations made with the Adirondacks collection!

One Paper, One Photo Challenge
(It's not an official challenge, but you're welcome to give it a try!)

One Paper, One Photo Challenge by Tricia Morris; Adirondacks Collection from Club Scrap #clubscrap #bloghop #scrapbooking #eclipsetape


Begin the project with the 12x12 Adirondacks Mint Plain. It's the perfect base for the single sheet layout because of its hefty 100# cover weight.

Mask

Place a mask 3" from each outside edge of the paper. (I used Eclipse Tape by Judikins, but you could also use paper held in place with tape). The grid ruler ensures the paper is level with the mask.


Apply a soft layer of Earth and Sapphire inks into the upper right and lower left corners of the unmasked opening with an Ink Applicator. When inking, land the applicator on the mask, and pull beyond the mask in an upward motion. Remove the masks.


Place a vertical mask on the paper to create a 2" vertical opening. Ink the edges. 


Remove the mask.


Continue to relocate the masks to add more edges and dimension to the background.


Stencil and Stamp

Stencil and stamp images from your stash with the same ink colors. The arrows and "journey" from the Adirondacks stencil combined well with the Delft Cracked Porcelain Stencil and Garden Shed Words Stencil. The script image is one of my favorites from the Paris Flea Market stamps.


Frame

Temporarily place a photograph on the layout, and use a fine-tip pen and grid ruler to draw a double line around the perimeter of the photo. (This takes the place of a photo mat.)


Remove the photo and add watercolor splatter to the page with coordinating Gelatos and a water brush or toothbrush.


Allow the page to dry completely and adhere the photo.

One Paper, One Photo Challenge by Tricia Morris; Adirondacks Collection from Club Scrap #clubscrap #bloghop #scrapbooking

That's all there is to it! I could have kept playing but, alas, the task list beckons. It's time to hop along and see what Pam at APeeling Paper Crafts has in store . . . 

Tricia


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop

Thanks for bouncing by on the Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop!

Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop #clubscrap #theefficientcrafter

Sometimes it's fun to breathe life into past Club Scrap projects and create them with our latest collections. I uncovered the instructions from the 150th Kit Celebration Event back in 2011 and adapted them with the beautiful Cherry Blossoms papers.

Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop #clubscrap #theefficientcrafter


I used eleven sheets of 12x12 paper and seven sheets of 8.5x11 paper to create sixteen cards and two boxes with lids.

Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop #clubscrap #theefficientcrafter

Each box has two inner pockets. The drop-down side walls of the box are held in place by the lid.

Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop #clubscrap #theefficientcrafter

Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop #clubscrap #theefficientcrafter

Stamp your handmade card sets with the Jumbo, Greeting, and Art Nouveau stamps from the Cherry Blossoms collection.

Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop #clubscrap #theefficientcrafter

All of the paper trimming/scoring diagrams are included in the instructions, and with a little imagination and the Cherry Blossoms kit in hand, you have the makings of two very meaningful gifts completed in just a few hours.

Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop #clubscrap #theefficientcrafter
(Handmade paper flower embellishments from my stash.)
Thanks for coming by! Your next stop is with Roni at Ink Stains. Happy hopping!

Tricia

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Get Well Tissue Pack

Club Scrap's Delft collection is one of my favorites, and it's been inspiring some wonderful creativity all month long! Go to the first stop on the Club Scrap Hop to tour all of the awesome work, and be sure to submit your own projects to the Linky Party.

Meanwhile, I'm always on the hunt for a practical project or gift idea, and I stumbled upon a tutorial at Split Coast Stampers to make a get well gift from a travel size tissue pack. It's adorable in Delft!



I created the base unit according to the original concept and then added a sliding tray to hold the tissue pack.




Score a 4.25x11 Delft Dk. Blue Plain horizontally at .5, 3, 4, and 6.5". Create an opening for the tissue with an oval die cut or ruler and craft knife.



Score a 6.5x8.25 Delft Dk. Blue Print horizontally at 1, 2, 6.25 and 7.25". Score vertically at 1, 2, 4.5, and 5.5". Cut along solid lines as indicated in the diagram to create tabs and side walls. Apply glue to the outside walls. Fold in the long walls first, turn in the tabs at a 90-degree angle, and wrap the short walls around the tabs to form the tray.


Trim panels from the Delft 8.5x11 Quad Print were trimmed to the following measurements:

  • 7/8 x 4-1/8" (front edge of unit)
  • 2-3/8 x 4-1/8" (top of unit)
  • 3-3/8 x 4-1/8" (back wall of unit)

To create a nested opening for the tissue, first cut or die cut a larger opening into the center of the 3-3/8x4-1/8" panel. Then, center the panel onto the base unit to determine the placement of the nesting die for the smaller opening. (It took me a few tries to realize the proper order of things.)



Nest the panels onto the base unit, slide in the tray with the travel size pack, pull out the first tissue, and decorate as you wish. I stamped the "Get Well" sentiment from the Shades of Winter Greeting stamp sheet.


Now you're off to see Roni at your next stop on the hop.

Be well!

Tricia

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

My super-easy, fool-proof watercolor technique

You're probably here because you've been hopping with Club Scrap and getting tons of inspiration on how to use the gorgeous Succulents collection. Click HERE for the full listing of participants, and don't forget to join us for the linky party!

I believe I have found the perfect medium for the three large images from the Succulents UM stamps. I cranked out half a dozen cards in a blissfully short period of time with this magical watercolor crayon technique!


You'll need a water spray bottle, the stamps, a sheet of 12x12 Ivory paper trimmed into six 4x5.25" card panels, and watercolor crayons.

1. Mount the stamp onto an acrylic block and mist somewhat generously with water. (Judging the correct amount of water is the only trick to mastering this technique. If you lack water, nothing will happen. Too much, and you'll get a big blob of nothing.) Color directly onto the stamp with watercolor crayons. Blend as many colors cas you wish.


2. While working, the water will evaporate. Have a card panel ready, re-mist the colored stamp with water, and stamp. Wow, right?


3. Without adding more color, mist the stamp once again and stamp a second time. Re-mist, and stamp a third time. You'd be surprised by how many images you can get out of one coloring session!


4. Splatter the panel with more watercolor by flicking from a water brush or toothbrush. Set the panel aside to dry, and continue experimenting with additional images and color combinations.



5. Stamp a sentiment onto each card panel with black ink, and accent with stamped script (Paris Flea Market Art Nouveau) and watercolor splatter (Dahlia Jumbo UM) stamped with Ash ink. This is where it's fun to incorporate tons of images from your stash! Mat the panels, add ribbon, and layer onto a folded card base.






I'm so pleased with how these cards turned out! Did I inspire you to give it a try?

Have fun, and don't give up if your first attempt doesn't go as planned. And never, ever judge a card until it's completely dry.

It's time to hop along to Roni's blog. Enjoy!
Tricia

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lots of Layers of Happy

You're probably here because of the Club Scrap Color Me Happy Blog hop. Thanks for stopping by after visiting with Pam!

It's been hectic month for a number of reasons, so I needed something quick and easy, but I also wanted it to be fabulous. I turned to my typical source of emergency inspiration and found a layout I'd pinned long ago. Here's my Color Me Happy version . . .


The background paper was made with the Dragonfly Masking Stencil, Gelatos and water on Yupo paper. Simply color across the paper with the gelatos, mist heavily with water and blend the colors. Place the stencil on top of the wet color and give it a slight scoot. Remove the stencil, and it will take the color with it. 



Clean between each impression of the stencil. Crop to 10.5" square, mat with White, and center onto a 12x12 Green Plain. The "0" center of the CS® 3x14" Grid Ruler makes this step easy and precise!



Trim one 8.5x11 Quad Print (from Club Stamp) vertically at 5 and 3.5". Trim each 3.5x11 horizontally at 8.25, 5.5 and 2.75" to create a total of eight 2.75x3.5" rectangles. Arrange across the page until satisfied with the pattern variation.


Trim a Blue mat for each rectangle to 2-7/8x3-5/8". Select a feature photo and mat with Blue, White and Brown. Fine-tune the arrangement and adhere the rectangles. Trim excess from the left and right edges of the page.


Finish the layout with a few colorful Enamel Dots, a stamped image (Paradise Jumbo UM), and a butterfly charm.



I'm typically not a one-photo-on-a-12x12-layout sort of gal, but I'm very pleased with how this page turned out!



Your next stop is with Roni. Don't miss her Color Me Happy inspiration!

Tricia