February 26, 2014

Club Scrap Blog Hop - Big Deal

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Hi there!  Welcome to the Big Deal blog hop! This month we're using Club Scrap's Big Deal collection.  I'm going to show you how I used the paper and digital kits to (partially) create a fun project for your photos!

If you traveled here from Lisa'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 Creates blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.

When the sneaks for this kit were revealed in January, my mind immediately began thinking of something I could do within the theme of games and cards.  I first created a Pinterest mood board to help get the ideas rolling:

Follow Marya Kaszubinski's board Big Deal Mood Board - Club Scrap Februrary 2014 on Pinterest.

I was thinking of creating a mini album out of old playing cards, but then Club Scrap had this wonderful idea of supplying a kit with a blank deck of cards for decorating with, so I decided to try a different idea.

This month was the first time I delved into the digital/hybrid world!  So exciting.  I used the Big Deal digital kit and some yummy papers from the collection to create my own playing cards and a handy box to house them in!


To create the cards, I created a template in Photoshop to resize the photos I wanted to use, then dropped the digital stamps for the numbers and suit symbols on top of the photos.  I then printed the photos, attached them to cardstock that I had printed some digital elements on to, and I have my playing cards!

You may notice that my suit of hearts are not quite the color you would expect (ie. red).  I showed my boyfriend the finished product (only the suit of hearts so far) and he said, "Aren't the hearts supposed to be red?"  This was pretty much my reaction:




So yeah, I may have given up after that point since I had already procrastinated enough and did not have the energy to start over, so I made the box instead.  I used and modified the instructions Tricia had provided in this post for her business card holder.  I cut a 7x10 inch piece of the yellow paper, scored it vertically at 1.25", 2.25", 4.75" and 5.75", then scored it horizontally at 3.5", 4.5", 8" and 9".  After I assembled it according to her instructions, I added some red pearl panels and edged the whole thing with brown ink.


So there you have it - a partially completed deck.  I'm still liking the idea of making my own cards, so I think I'm going to redo this suit in the correct color and then make the 3 remaining suits.  I'm also going to laminate the cards so they don't come apart from their backing and that might help with durability.  Check back in and I hope to have the completed project soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you might try something new like me and work some digital/hybrid kits into your crafting!  Head on over to Annette Dragon's to see what she has to share.  Come back next month when we're working with the springy Trees collection!

Supplies // Paper: Club Scrap Big Deal: Red, Yellow, Ivory / Digital Elements: Club Scrap Big Deal Digital Inks: Club Scrap Earth inkTools: Envelope Punch Board

21 comments:

  1. Great idea - can't wait to see the finished product. thank you.

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  2. Love your card deckidea wit the pictures of everyone on it! And your moodboard is another super idea.

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  3. Okay first, WOW, awesome idea to make your own deck of cards! Don't get discouraged just yet, take out a red sharpie and color those hearts red or use a little red paint and a tiny fine detail paint brush! I too create pins that fit the theme, but really love your mood board for specific kits. Keeps everything neat and tidy!
    Keep up the great work with this project, Marya, you rock!

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    1. Oooh, good idea Julie! I could just color those in... This is why I like sharing with you all - everyone has such good ideas!

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    2. I am here for you Marya!! :)

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  4. GREAT start on this project, Marya! And that "mood board" idea is 'da bomb!

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  5. Wonderful idea and so glad you have entered the hybrid world of paper and digital, so much fun!

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  6. Great project, Marya! And the mood board idea is so clever.

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  7. LOL! Love the idea. Great mood board idea!

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  8. The mood board is great inspiration! and love your reaction to your boyfriends comment hehee, they just don't understand! Your own playing cards is such a great idea, looks great! Thanks so much for sharing your brilliance!

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  9. I've been enjoying your mood boards on Pinterest. What a great project idea you had here, too. I can't wait to see how it turns out in the end. (You will share, won't you?)

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  10. Great idea...all these card deck projects are pulling me in.

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  11. Glad I'm not the only one not playing with a full deck! Ha ha ha ha.

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  12. I really like the card box. Great idea!

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  13. I like your idea and who says there are correct or incorrect colors for a deck of cards? Do your own art!

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  14. What a fun project. And what a perfect giff!

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  15. Oh fun......and I'm looking forward to seeing the final project also....so many ideas.

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  16. Oooo, I love your idea! And you are using photoshop too. Way to be Hybrid!

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  17. What a great idea - I am now thinking this would be stellar for a photo a week for one year - maybe Baby's first year - what a fantastic keepsake!

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  18. also - if you laminate the cards, the box may need to be a tad bigger, as you'll thicken the deck... just a thought....

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