Monday, September 19, 2011

Sizzix Hanging Bag Die Project

I stopped in Scrap Happy Ohio last week and browsed through the dies. Susie gave me a demo of a few and I think she challenged me to make some samples, lol. I decided to purchase the Big Shot ($69.99 EVERYDAY at Scrap Happy) with the Sizzix Hanging Bag die, and the long cutting mat to accomodate the larger dies. Below is the result! I used the chipboard off the back of a legal pad, Papers, & gold flower stickers are from Club Scrap Orient Express Jr. collection.  When I did the die cutting, I layered the paper on the die, then stacked the chipboard on top and ran it all through the Big Shot together, that way the paper would be cut the perfect size and the chipboard is just scored on the folds. If you just run the chipboard through, it will just be scored on the folds. Added some white acrylic paint to the open areas of the folds, and I used some embellishments from my stash. The letters are stickers from my stash also. The little note pad is made from scraps of cardstock cut to 2.5"x3". I stacked them neatly on one side, clipped them with a couple binder clips and used Modge Podge brushed on thinly in a few coats to make it a "tear off" notepad.  This one is going to my daughters teacher for a thank you gift. I have one other example that I did with vinyl instead of paper on my design team blog
Toss in a mini gel pen and mini binder clip covered in a fuzzy white vinyl scrap and tie on ribbons, voila!  Giftie!!!

This shows how the notepad is bound at the top with the Modge Podge.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friendship Blog Hop

My friends book

This book is inspired by a project in the Club Scrap Comics Kit February 2011, it is called the Funny Folio Foldout Project.  If you would just like the instructions and measurements, they are available in the monthly newsletter that is included in all of the kits, it is called the Scrap Rap.

I made a few changes to the original project by using different papers, embellishments and using my Bind it All to make the booklet on the right side.  Also I made an elastic closure using brads and my Crop a Dile to punch the holes through the book board.

Club Scrap has some great video tutorials on book making in general and they are all available at

Here is the video that shows how to make the basic book with bookboard and paper wrapping techniques:

(more details coming, had difficulties getting this post up and just wanted to have something here, lol)

1.Host- Zoe Crafty X.

2.Kari Sanchez.

3.Nancy Morin

4.Erin Nagy You are here!

5.Linn Thompson Cloninger.

6.Gina Torres -

7.Gill McCall -


9.Freda Thomas

10.Cherie Pemberton

11.Jamie Lindstrom (Scrapbookingprincesjamie)-

12.Monica Edwards (scrap2treasure)

13.Alina Coronado (Addicted to Scrapping)

14.Melissa Langford Mueller (A Creative Journey)










Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Masculine Birthday Banner Made with Cricut Imagine and Club Scrap

I started with an assortment of Club Scrap papers from POPs packs, and chose from my blacks, grays, whites, cream, and few taupe shades.  The larger size is 4x6 and I used a corner rounder on the bottom corners. The smaller size is 3x5.

 Some of the tools I used are pictured below.  I used direct to paper inking on the edges of the base papers in Club Scrap hybrid ink, ruby and Club Scrap India Ink in black, Club Scrap Pigment Ink in white.  Distress Ink in weathered wood and spiced marmalade, and Adirondak ink in slate.  I used foam dots between most of the layers.  The brayer is pictured because I used it to press the paper onto the Cricut mat for better adhesion.  I used the tonic red handled scissors to cut the foam dots because they are teflon coated to prevent sticking :)  The Cricut spatula is very helpful for getting cuts off of the mat, but not necessary.  I also used the Cricut Imagin JT and Country Carnival cartridges in my Imagine and E2.  Also, not pictured is the twill ribbon in natural that I strung the whole thing up on~
 This is the Tonic Punch system that I used to put the holes in the 4x6 mats where I wanted to string them on the ribbon.  In the finished picture you don't see the holes because I covered them with the 3x5 after I strung the ribbon through.
 Here is a side view of one of the panels.  The layering order is from top to bottom:
  • Colored letter from Country Carnival cut on the Imagine
  • Foam dots
  • Letter shadow from Country Carnival cut on the E2 from Club Scrap basics in Black
  • Foam dots
  • Image layer from JT cut on the Imagine
  • Foam dots
  • Image base from JT cut on the Imagine
  • Club Scrap Bookbinding Padding and Laminating Adhesive (AKA: acid free glue to use on just about anything!)
  • 3x5 mat with inked edges
  • Foam Dots
  • 4x6 mat with corners rounded and inked edges
 This is the finished banner haning on our mantle for my 17 year olds birthday today!!!