Welcome to the first Club Scrap blog hop of 2015! This month we're using the Constellations collection. My story this month originally started out as a tragic one, but I'll show you how I was able to create a quick and fun project anyways!
If you traveled here from Tricia's blog, then you are following the hop! If you've lost your way or just want to see all the links in one place, head over to the Club Scrap blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.
At the very beginning of the month, I started up my Pinterest mood boards again to get some ideas rolling for this kit. I love exploring all of the different layout, card, and project ideas out there, and I had a few running around in my head while I was waiting for my kit.
Follow Marya Kaszubinski's board Constellations Mood Board - Club Scrap January 2015 Kit on Pinterest.
Then, I got home from a business trip and to my delight, my Club Scrap Lite pizza box was waiting for me! I couldn't wait to see all the goodies inside, but I noticed the box looked a bit funny... Once I opened it, I realized something was terribly, horribly wrong. The box had been left out in the rain/snow/sleet instead of in our nice, covered porch and most of the paper was ruined :( :( :( I may have reacted like this:
Ok, maybe it was a little overdramatic, but all that pretty paper! All wrinkly and unscrappable! I knew that Club Scrap and their awesome customer service would have my back, but I also knew I wouldn't be able to get a new kit before the blog hop, so I had some salvaging to do.
Thus, enter a star-shaped punch, a scoreboard, a needle, and the edges of the papers I could save for a quick, albeit small, 3D-star banner.
All that paper was too pretty to waste, so I punched out what I could with the star punch, then scored each peak on my scoreboard so I could fold it into a 3D shape.
I folded along the scored lines so the middle of the star ended up being raised and it looked pretty three dimensional. I did the same thing with all of the stars I punched out.
Once I had enough, I found some fluffy, sparkly fiber from a previous Club Scrap kit and threaded it on a needle. I then put two stars back to back and sewed these on to the fiber in pairs, making a cute little banner.
So, nothing earth-shattering this month, but now I have a pretty reminder hanging above my craft desk and a friendly note on my porch door that I get precious cargo each month that needs to be stored somewhere safe and dry! I can't wait to get my new kit so I can put some scrapbook pages together soon to share!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to do something quick and crafty this week! Head on over to Hetty's blog to see what creative inspiration she has in store for you. Pop back in next month when we're traveling with the London Calling collection!