January 28, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop - Constellations

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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!

Supplies // Paper: Club Scrap: Silver, Navy, Burgundy, Black Print (Constellations)/ Embellishments: White Fiber (Papillon)Tools: Martha Stewart Bone folder, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Fiskars star punch

28 comments:

  1. How cute and really simple. Great way to use up scraps. Thank you.

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  2. Great way to turn lemons into lemonade! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. So sorry to hear your box was ruined.Hope you give the pizzadelivery man good instructions for the next box.
    But I love your star banner! you made the stars looking so great with the 3d idea.

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  4. Awwww, I know just how you feel...when life handed you lemons, you made stars!

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  5. Way to salvage the disaster! I LOVE the star garland. And I like how you posted your entire Pinterest board on the blog. :)

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  6. way to go. I would have reacted the same way! I now have boxes delievered to the office, not home. this is a 2 fold approach. 1--it stays safe and dry, and 2--hubby doesn't know it comes in... :)

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    1. Hahah JeniRuth, you are more clever than me! ;)

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  7. What a bummer about the package being left to the elements but I must say your project turned out wonderful. All of those little stars are darling :) Great save!

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  8. That garland would make a very cute Christmas decoration or you could do it with hearts for Valentine's Day. Sorry bout the kit, I would have been sad, so sad I would have needed a margarita. Or two.

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    1. Janet, there may have been wine involved...a magarita would have been acceptable as well.

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  9. I have to agree - way to overcome a tragic find.....I also love that star garland.

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  10. Oh my goodness, that is a tragedy... yikes. But on a good note, love your adorable little star garland!!!

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  11. So sorry about the box! The garland turned out darling.

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  12. So happy you were able to salvage a bit of your damaged Lite kit. Even wrinkly and damp I'd have a hard time throwing the paper away, LOL. Your star garland is precious.

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  13. What a great way to salvage the paper! I would never have thought about adding the score lines to make the stars dimensional--I would have stopped at the punching, but they would never have looked as cool as your starts. Thanks for inspiring!

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    1. (And I would have reacted like that, too! Isn't the porch there to protect our precious packages from the elements?!)

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    2. Lisa, I thought so too - obviously the porch is a prime paper protecting area!

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  14. Love you cool stars banner! So sorry to hear about the damage to your package. Hope you gave em "heck" at the post office! Have a great day!

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  15. Wow, precious! Along with this great clever project, it's so cool how you post your Constellations Pinterest Board as well as the hilarious video! You're so cute & clever!

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  16. Our latest delivery guy is leaving huge packages in our driveway, right next to the unlocked garage door. So frustrating! I've had a few kits damaged in my day, but club scrap always makes it right. Glad you could salvage something to make that cute garland!

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  17. clever idea to use what you could salvage and create a delightful banner. I love it.

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  18. What a clever way of making lemonade out of lemons! Kudos to you and very creative. Love the idea and will try making similar stars.

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  19. Glad you were able to salvage enough to create this star banner.

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  20. Your garland is beautiful! I can so relate to the video. I probably would have had the same reaction.

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  21. Love the lil stars and how you made them 3D - very VERY cool!!!

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