December 30, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop - Navigation

Welcome back for the last blog hop of 2015!  We are finding our way through the end of the year with Club Scrap's December kit, Navigation!

If you traveled here from Deb's blog, then you are following the hop the hop! 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 there to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.

I loved the muted colors of this kit, but my favorite part of the paper was certainly the patterns!  I have a thing for maps, new or old, and this kit has some amazing map prints.  I couldn't pick one pattern to feature, so I had to find a way to incorporate all of them!

So I decided to weave all of the patterns together for one simple card.

No fancy techniques on this card!  I simply cut strips of the patterned paper I wanted to use into half-inch strips, adhered one end to the card base for stability, then started weaving the paper together.  I may end up adding a sentiment to the card once I decide who this will be for, but the paper can certainly speak for itself.

This would be a perfect technique to use up old scraps for that you can't seem to part with.  I would definitely use this technique on a scrapbook page too - either a large or small embellishment, depending on what you need it for.

I hope you try this easy technique out on your cards and pages - I think you will like the results!

Thanks for stopping by - your next stop is Anne Marie - go see what she has up her sleeve!  Be sure to stop in next year as we Celebrate with Club Scrap's 200th kit!

December 22, 2015

Club Scrap Holiday Gifts Challenge

Welcome back to the monthly Artist Team Challenge!  We know everyone is busy this holiday season, so Club Scrap kindly gathered up some last-minute gift ideas for you to make!  Most of these will come together in a snap if you are still looking for ideas this week.

Tricia always has a quick and easy gift idea up her sleeve, so she listed a lot of cute projects on the Club Scrap blog.  I'm always in need of boxes to give my gifts in, and I especially loved these long gift boxes - perfect for stocking stuffers!

These five boxes were simple and quick to whip up.  Tricia has all of the details on her post here.  There are so many possibilities with regard to the papers, ribbons, and stamps you can use.  This would be a great stash-busting project as well!

I used papers from Moroccan Spice, Transformations, and Blueprints for my boxes.  The ribbons came from a number of places, including Watercolor Christmas, Moroccan Spice, Navigation, and my stash.

If you are like me, you have, ahem, a few things to finish up before Christmas (T minus 3 days!!!), so definitely check out the Club Scrap blog for all of your last-minute idea needs.

Check out the other talented ladies on the Artist Team to see what gift ideas they are using this year!


Happy Holidays everyone!
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