Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Adirondacks Matchbox Birdhouse

A little birdie told me it was time for the Adirondacks Club Scrap Blog Hop. (If you'd like to start at the beginning of the Club Scrap Hop click HERE.)

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Last month, Tricia found a Pin of a matchbox birdhouse and knew it was right up my alley. I'm so glad she did! The Adirondacks collection was the perfect kit for my version.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Let's take a little tour of the 2x3.5" birdhouse.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

The top slides off, as matchbox covers do.


To begin, create the "tray" of the matchbox with mat board walls and a base adhered with CS® Bookbinding Glue.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Wrap the base with the text weight 8.5x11" Kraft Print from the Adirondacks Club Stamp collection.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Create a house shape with additional mat boards glued together.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

After riding a wave of inspiration, I ended up with a pamphlet stitched book on the roof line, a miniature birdwatching journal, and a tiny mason jar filled with flowers.


Stamp the mason jar and "jar of hugs" sentiment from the Adirondacks Greeting unmounted sheet.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

You may recognize the wooden bird from Club Scrap's Cherry Blossoms collection. Shade the bird with a foam ink applicator with Topaz and Lagoon inks. Adhere the bird to the front edge of the tray with Bookbinding Glue. Line the bottom of the tray with the burlap from the Greetings to Go kit.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Stitch torn dictionary pages into the pamphlet-stitched book on the roof.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Don't forget to glue four round beads to the base.

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

The best thing about this tiny birdhouse is that the rent is cheep!

Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap


Adorable matchbox birdhouse made by Kay Williamson with the Club Scrap Adirondacks collection! #clubscrap

Thank you for hopping a long with me today. Your next stop is with Lilian, the crafting expert at The Leaf Studio!

Kay


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Envelope...Please!

The Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop is finally here! If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, click HERE.


I created this mini album featuring a double binding using the Cherry Blossoms Lite Art Envelopes.


From my perspective, this album has two front covers. And, like any good story, it doesn't have an end.



The envelopes that serve as album covers look great stamped with the Cherry Blossoms unmounted stamps.


The finished mini album size is 4.5x4.5x1.25".


Summary of steps to create the book:

1. Score and fold 18 Cherry Blossoms Art Envelopes. Pierce stitching holes with a paper piercing tool and cork board or stitching cradle.


2. Insert a 4x4" piece of cover weight paper into the envelope areas/folds that serve as front and back covers to provide extra stability.


3. Kettle stitch nine folded envelopes together with a needle and waxed linen thread. Slide stabilizing strips beneath the long stitches on the outside of the spine. Knot and cut the thread.


4. Pierce holes into the crease adjacent to the ninth stitched envelope.


5. Stitch the nine remaining pages onto the other side of the book.




6. Tuck in thread tails or cover with cutaparts or photographs.


7. Slide memorabilia and photos into the envelopes for safekeeping.


8. Add photos, Cherry Blossoms Cutaparts, and other goodies to the inside pages and enjoy!





The Cherry Blossoms envelopes are so pretty that I couldn't keep myself from taking tons of photos of my little book!





Thank you for stopping by. Your next stop is with Deb at DebDuzScrappin

Kay

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Delft Mini Double Accordion Album



It's time for the Club Scrap Delft Blog Hop. Click HERE if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop.


This month I've created a Mini Double Accordion Album with the Delft Collection. It's the little sister album to the one pictured below that I created earlier this month for the Club Scrap Blog.


The finished size of this mini album when closed measures 2-1/2 x 4-1/2" compared to the 3-1/2x7" original version. The mini size holds 1x2" photos.


Here it is starting to open.



Here are the parts and pieces I cut before assembling.


It's fun to open, close and explore!


The cover is cheerfully decorated with Delft cutaparts.


For more assembly details, check out my entry of the same technique on the Club Scrap Blog.

Thanks for hopping with us! Don't miss the next stop with DebDuzScrappin!

Enjoy,
Kay

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Succulents May Day Basket

It's already the end of February and time for the Club Scrap Blog Hop. The Succulents Collection reminds me of spring, so I've created a gift box which can be used as a May Day Basket. I have a tradition of leaving them on a door or two in my neighborhood, so I'm all set for this year!


It may not be ideal for holding flowers like your traditional May Day Basket, but there is room for goodies inside.


Awhile ago, Deb here at Club Scrap left this cool folded gift box (below) on my desk. She has a great eye for projects, so every once in awhile things just appear with the thought, "This would look so much better recreated in Club Scrap paper!"


I examined the old box and recreated it using my favorite Succulents Lite Print. The original box didn't come apart very easily, but well enough for me to get some measurements and scoring angles.


It looks gorgeous already, even without ribbon or embellishments.


Now, I'm all set to hang this on my neighbor's door knob!


Look for clever packaging ideas all around you, and transform them into beautiful objects with your Club Scrap paper stash!

Next on the hop is Jacqueline at Carneyval Vagabonds.

Kay