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!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Club Scrap and Your Favorite Die Cutting Tools Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by today to see some of our favorite die cuttings in action with Club Scrap’s extraordinary paper collections! This hop is a round-a-bout so you can start anywhere and just keep going until you get back to where you started :)

I have used 2 Club Scrap paper collections for my wrist corsages. The first one is made with Pure & Simple papers and the other with Blossoms papers. I saw a video tutorial for the corsage at Customs Crops. And used my Cricut Expression and Mother’s Day Bouquet and Accent Essentials cartridges. The Club Scrap papers are 80 lb card stock and they took a little bit of coaxing get them to go the way I wanted them. The results are beautiful. I embellished with glimmer mist, fine gauge wire, beads, brads, and flat back flower button.
Thanks for stopping by!  Here are the rest of the blogs on this hop, hope you enjoy the work and feel compelled to leave wonderful encouraging comments!  YOU ARE HERE!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

"Dude" card, made with Cricut Imagine.

Close up of the slightly tan and speckled Club Scrap
Scholarship Kit cardstock that I used for this project.

I am making a card for my son who will be 17 in a few weeks. Needed something masculine so I purchased the Cricut Imagine JT cartridge. I have a variety of white, tan, cream, beige, and other light or plain white heavy cardstocks from Club Scrap that I choose from when using my Imagine.

For this card I first used the Blackletter cartridge on my Gypsy to make the card.  I had to weld the blackout and shadow pieces of the shield. 

Just a note *When you use the G to alter images you can't open them in the Imagine function on the G*.

Printed an 8x6 area to cut the
card from.
To get the pattern that I wanted on the welded cut, I had to print a small area on the cardstock first then cut it on the Cricut E2.

Card base cut out of Imagine printed rectangle.

Turned the mat around and printed and cut the top layer of the shied
and the blackout. Everything cut at 5" relative, If I
had it to do over I would do 5.5" or 6".
My next step was to print & cut the "dude" on the Imagine, twice.  Then just layering it all together with Club Scrap glue. (best value ever in scrapbooking adhesives)  I used some small pieces of foam tape the make the second "dude" cut stand out  a little.  I'm going to add the Happy Birthday sentiment inside the card.

Comments are always welcome!  I'm thinking this card needs something else, just haven't figured out what yet :)

Be sure to come by on May 21 for our Club Scrap and Your Favorite Die Cutter blog hop!
We have some very talented ladies lined up to post a variety of scrapping, cardmaking and paper crafts.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Winners! Home Decor Blog Hop

Thank you so much to all of the hoppers that came along with us!

Winner for Day Two is:

Anniebee said...
I love this! I think I'll try making one similar to it for my BIL's house. A little more masculine perhaps but along the same lines. Thanks for the inspiration!


Winner for Day One is:

Misty said...
Cool beans! I love it!
Hummer Hugs,

Congrats ladies!! Please send me your mailing info to

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Home Decor Blog Hop Day Two!!

Welcome to the Home Decor Blog Hop!!! You should have arrived here, from the Super Crafty Ruthie's:

To start at the beginning, and for a chance to win prizes from our sponsors click here.

My day two project is: HOME Vertical Banner

Project ingredients:

Gray grograin ribbon from my friend Danielle B. ( Thanks for the trade!)

Flower brads from Making Memories

Epoxy squares ( unknown manufacturer, found in my stash)

Circles cut on the Cricut George Cartridge

"stained glass cross window" cut from Cricut Inspired Heart

Metal circles from Bind-it-all pack bought on HSN

Chipboard alphas from Portafolio

Club Scrap:

paper: Henna Revisited collection

ink: Hybrid ink in Earth

bookbinding glue

The base square for each letter is 3.5", next square is 3" and smallest square is 2.75"

Thanks again for stopping by the HOme Decor Hop, one more project to come out tomorrow!

This project and all of my Home Decor projects were inspired by a 2007 Paper Crafts Magazine: Room to Room.

The next stop on the hop is the Fabulously Crafty Alina at

For blog candy I'm giving way....All of the projects featured on my blog for this hop! Just leave me a comment for this post :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Home Decor Blog Hop Day One!

Welcome to the Home Decor Blog Hop!!! You should have arrived here, from the Super Crafty Ruthie's:

To start at the beginning, and for a chance to win prizes from our sponsors click here.

My day one project is:
Magnetic Memo Board with Transparency

Supplies List:
5x7" metal flashing sheet EDIT: these are available at your local home improvement stores :)
Staples transparency
Staz-on ink in Black and Azure
Crop-a-dile hole punch
Glossy Accents
small neodium magnets
binding clips
from Club Scrap:

Bookgbinding glue
foam brush
Pure and Simple: green cardstock, black and white/green ribbon, photo turns
black waxed linen/ bookbinding needle
Turquoise ribbon
Stamps are Unmounteds from Refresh Your Soul, Memoirs and Blossom font

I started out by "sewing" the green cardstock to the transparency by first poking holes through both layers and then used the waxed linen to do the wrap around stiching.

Next I stamped on the transparency, and then used the Club Scrap bookbinding glue to secure the paper to the metal sheet.

Punched two holes at the top with the crop-a-dile and pulled ribbon through to make a knot on each side, decorate clips and photo turns with ribbon.

Use glossy accents to glue magnets to the backs of the phototurns.


This project and all of my Home Decor projects were inspired by a 2007 Paper Crafts Magazine: Room to Room.

The next stop on the hop is the Fabulously Crafty Alina at

For blog candy I'm giving way....All of the projects featured on my blog for this hop! Just leave me a comment for this post :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bargello Technique

I saw this technique today in my Splitcoast Stampers email. I knew right away that Club Scrap's fabulous Raku (March, 2010) would be perfect for this! Here are the results:

From Pages Of Pictures

Paper, ribbon, eyelet, and stamp are from Club Scrap's Raku collection. I used a nestabillities die for the shape on the left.

From Pages Of Pictures
Again with all Raku paper, Birds of a Feather stamp, and Club Scrap Hybrid ink in Earth.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pink and Feminine Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pink and Feminine Blog Hop!
If you have arrived here from Anita and Bugs you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the begining a complete list of all the blogs is below:

Alina Coronado-
Anita Meadows-
Erin Nagy- YOU ARE HERE!
Emily Lanham-
Gill McCall-
Janet Murray-
Kristy Asche-
Linda Sauceda-
Lisa Peters-
Martha Galvez-
Ribbon Divas-
Sandra Rosario-
Tanya Scrappyscavenger-

My project today is a 5 x 7 clear acrylic photo frame. I decorated it with all papers, ribbons, and embellishments from Club Scrap's Jubilee collection. (except for the doll hair and body, those are Club Scrap Poetic and DIY respectively) Everything is attached with Club Scrap Bookbinding, Padding and Laminating adhesive, aka: glue. The ballerina is cut from Cricut's Once Upon a Princess cartridge at 4". Doll face is a Peach Keen Paper Doll Faces stamp. I think my stamping and pen work on the doll need some work, but over all I am very happy how this turned out. My youngest DD, who is 4, is starting ballet classes tomorrow so I made this frame with her in mind.

This is a close up of the rosettes, he pink is scored at 1/2" space and the gray is scored at 1/4" intervals. I had to use 24" of paper for the pink and 12" for the gray.

Here is where instrucitons and my inspiration for the rosettes came from:

This is a close up of the ballerina cut. My layers didn't line up very well, but I really think she is super cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Next page on the hop is: Emily Lanham-

Monday, February 14, 2011

Share the Love of Club Scrap Blog Hop

Welcome to a Club Scrap blog hop! Today we are sharing our love of Club Scrap. This is a round about hop, so you can start anywhere and then keep going till you get back where you started :)

My project today is a layered, heat embossed, glimmer misted, and shaped flower pin.
-Pink paper is from the Club Scrap Chocolate Shoppe collection.
-Green paper is from the Club Scrap Simly beautiful collection

-Flowers were cut from Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet at 3 and 31/2"

-Each pin has 4 cut out flowers, two 3" pink flowers and two 3.5" green flowers.

-One of each color flower are dipped in UTEE. I used the melting pot for this but you could do the standard ink and dip in powder to heat.

-Green Tulle layers are from my stash.

-Clothes pin accent from Club Scrap.

Everything is held together by a long brad.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cape Cod Scrapper
Crafting with Andrea Luhman
Crafts and Adventures from the Enns'
Creating with Connie
Crzymom's Tidbits
Juju's Folly
Lift Bridge Cards and Crafts
Making Impressions
My Artistic Escape
Pages of Pictures YOU ARE HERE!!
Scrap Happy Sisters, Ink.
Where the "ArT" is...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Drop Spine Box for Memories Expo & Mid Michigan Swarm Class

Here are some pics of how I decorated my drop spine box. I will be teaching the drop spine box at Mid-Michigan Swarm(Crop) and Memoies Expo Columbus 2011. This is how the box will look when we are done in the class. It is a blank canvas for any embellishing your heart desires.

I used POPs, and tags from Club Scrap's Serengeti collection. I used the Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge to cut the flowers and multiple Cuttlebug folders to give the flowers some texture. Inked edges in Club Scrap Hybrid Ink in Leaf, Moss and Earth. Brads and metal embellishments from seveal Club Scrap embellishment packs. Not sure where the clear "bubble" is from, but i attached it with Club Scrap Glue because it dries clear, its not completely dry in the picture.

I used lots of pop dots to give the flowers "levels".
Had to add this pic of my kitty trying to get into the pics :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mid Michigan Swarm Swaps

For more information about the Swarm/Crop go to

Here are my calling cards for the crop:
Finished size is 3"x3"

First I printed the light pink paper with polka dots on my Cricut Imagine.

All papers/cardstock are from Club Scrap Jubilee collection except the white that I printed on is Club Scrap Basics White.

Flowers and leaf are cut from Mother's Day Bouquet.

Midnight blue and White vellum are embossed with Cuttlebug weathered stripes and bubbles.

Used Cuttin Up font for the lettering, welded with the Gypsy, cut in White fuzzy vinyl from Silouhette. Brads are from my stash.

Stickles in lime green on the leaf and Distressed Stickles in worn lipstick on the flower petals