Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Message in a Bottle

Ahoy!

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Lagoon Blog Hop. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the Club Scrap hop, click HERE.


Retrieving the Message In A Bottle from my post box.
The Lagoon Collection inspired me to create a "message in a bottle" mailable greeting.


Did you know you can ship just about anything through the mail as long as it has a proper address? Just for fun, I mailed this bottle containing a message to my daughter.


Purchase a corked flat plastic bottle at a local craft store. 


Add a variety of items including, Lagoon Shell Sequins and Mini Bottle, beads, seashells, confetti, a mini umbrella, and of course a message on rolled up paper.

Items included in the bottle.
Message created with Club Scrap's Lagoon UM stamps.



Make sure the rolled message extends into the neck of the bottle to ensure that the recipient can remove it easily. 


Wrap Washi Tape and a small rubber band around the neck and cork to prevent it from coming loose during the mailing process. 

 


Cut two 2x4" Club Stamp Quad print panels. Add stamped images, a sentiment, and mailing information and adhere to the bottle with Bookbinding Glue. 



Postage to mail the "message in a bottle" was $2.67. This is a bit more than a standard letter but well worth it to see the look on my daughter's face when she retrieved it from the mail box.


Next on the hop, check out what Lilian at The Leaf Studio is doing with the Lagoon Collection.

Wishing you smooth sailing,
Kay


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Garden Scroll Book

Time flies during the summer months and it's already time for the Club Scrap July Blog Hop. You'll have to "scroll" down and take a look at what I put together for today!

Club Scrap's Vintage Botany Collection used to create this Scroll Book

If you've just come from DebDuzScrappin you are in the right place, if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click HERE.

The video below takes you on a 23 second tour of the Vintage Botany Scroll Book, enjoy!




The July Collection has a beautiful Vintage Botany theme. It didn't take long to become one of my favorites!

Scroll Book Created With Club Scrap's Vintage Botany Collection 
This month I've created a Garden Scroll Book.

Club Scrap's Vintage Botany Garden Scroll Book
To make this sweet little book, I followed these instructions, with a few modifications.


The book is petite in size measuring 2.5x3.5"and is 1" deep, it features a double-dowel scrolling feature. The scroll is permanently mounted inside the box and it can be rolled up and down to reveal a stamped sentiment!


The image on the scroll is from the Vintage Botany Jumbo Stamp sheet.


Flower images from Club Scrap's Cherry Blossoms Jumbo UM stamp set.
I took a photo of all the little parts and pieces prior to assembly. It is hard to believe these little pieces turn into a gorgeous little keepsake.


This Garden Scroll Book will make a lovely gift for a dear friend. I know she will love it!



 Next on the hop is the talented Lilian at The Leaf Studio


Thanks for scrolling though the blog hop with me.
Enjoy!

Kay



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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gift Box Card

The best of June greetings to you!


The Club Scrap Pattern Play Blog Hop is underway. Click HERE to start from the beginning or to view the list of crafty bloggers participating this month. Below is the Gift Box Card I've created with this fun, vivid collection.

Gift Box Card Created With Club Scrap Pattern Play Collection
The folded card base measures 5-1/2 x 4-1/4" and holds a 2x2x2" mini gift box. I plan to put a little gift inside the box and have it sitting on my daughter's breakfast plate on her birthday next week! I know she'll adore it.




Here are a few photos taken during the construction phase.

Cutting The Nook
Assembling The Gift Box & Lid
I made a similar card for the Club Scrap Blog with the Color Me Happy Collection. For more detailed card assembly instructions click HERE


It's such a fun way to give a little gift to someone special. I couldn't resist repeating it with the Pattern Play Collection.

NEXT, on the hop, you'll have to check out what Lilian at The Leaf Studio is up to.

Thank you for hopping by.
Kay

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