Monday, December 19, 2016

Club Scrap Team Challenge for December

This month we are to create our projects for a challenge on the Club Scrap Forum.  This was a real challenge for me, I must say.  In Part, I start with the design and then build the card around the focal image.  To successfully follow the challenge, the cards must be created with the end point in mind.
Oh my!!  So, I just closed my eyes and pick one and figured I would just make it work.  Surprise, I worked and I have 3 beautiful card for my co-workers.  But before we launch into the cards, some housekeeping:  You should have arrived here from Jennifer.  You can also Click Here to start at the beginning.

My cards:

For the last challenge of 2016, I’m choosing the ACE of HEARTS this month.  I used Idea Deck 5

I followed the directions, believe me that was the Hardest Part.  I picked out 3 papers from the current kit and cut according to the directions.  The only change I made, was that I like a mat so, I cut cards from one of the beige 12 X 12 sheets for 2 of the cards and made one as indicated in the directions.  

My little pile of cut papers.  One is a print and the other 2 were sparkle paper, a beige and blue.  

I decided to make all the card and then figure out how to add the embellishments and sentiments.  

I started by glueing mats down and adding ribbon.  I mention this as I always forget the ribbon and end up trying to stuff my ribbon under the already glued mat, Geez, 
Now I needed to get all those little boxes down.  This could be tricky, I they are off, or not straight it might show up.  So, I came up with an idea.

I used a glass cutting mat.  
Lined them up, using the grid on the glass mat for spacing.  And then stuck them together with a piece of Washi Tape.

Flipped them over, added foam dimensional 
Lined them up and stuck them down, carefully removed the Washi tape. Done.

And repeated for the other 2, just changed the spacing around a bit.  

Ok 3 card bases done.  Now what!!!  Turned off the lights, that was enough thinking for one day.  Over the next few days I contemplated those blank cards, what to do.  Well I need Christmas Cards for the nursing staff, there are 3 of them, so perfect, Christmas Cards they will be.

One of the Ma's is cold all the time.  I know which one for her!!

Finishing these up (once I knew what they wanted to be) was a piece of cake.  Stamped and heat embossed the saying in Silver, Die cut and made a matching label.  Added snowflake stickers, perfect.  Inside will be the Happy Holiday Greeting. 

Jenny and I had a conversation, not too long about this very topic!!!  Perfect, she will smile remembering my conversation about "grow your own Sweater!!, advise to  Cheri ,who is cold all the time!!.  
This simple embellishment and the snowflakes balance out the card, giving the sentiment center stage.

Card 3:

Well it is boring, but more of a classic Christmas Card.  This one is for the new addition to our team.  Don't want to push over the edge with my humor, so safe is best, and it elegant.

The sentiment is from Watercolour Christmas, 2015 (CS)

The stamp is in this format.  It would have worked if I had made it a top folding card.  Which I  could have done, but the ribbon was in the wrong place.  Oh what to do?

Cut up the Stamp!!!

This is how I spaced it.  First cut the stamp apart, used a plastic grid sheet to get my placement right, stamped in VersaMark, embossed in silver, die cut it and a mat. Popped up on dimensional tape.  A few snowflakes balance out the design, Finished!!

Not bad.  Visit the forum at Club Scrap and check out all the other creations, there is good stuff over there!!!

Now time for you to hop along, you next stop is:  Cheryl

Until Next time.  
Happy Crafting,

Link:  Club Scrap


  1. Josette, these cars are sooo pretty! Using the silver embossing on that one, really makes it festive. Happy Holidays!

  2. Love your idea for lining up the small blocks, I will try to remember that one! Love all the cards

  3. Will definitely use the technique for lining up!

  4. Will definitely use the technique for lining up!

  5. Beautiful cards Josette!!! Love how you lined up the pieces using the washi tape, very clever of you!! :)

  6. Great Idea Deck formula pretty. You're so clever--I've trimmed apart stamps to rearrange the sentiments to fit a space, too. TFS!

  7. Such beautiful cards, Josette and the washi tape tip is perfect!

  8. Beautiful cards! Each and every one is lovely.

  9. The Idea Deck's are my "goto" tool! I love what you did with the sketch. I'll have to try your washi tape tip!

  10. I love what you did with your idea deck cards! The washi tape trick is clever. I let these sketches tell me what they want to be after I cut them as well. Usually scraps from my table jump into my hand to be used. 😉

  11. Great interpretation of the sketch. LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of taping up those pesky pieces to help place.

  12. Beautiful cards. Great idea on lining up the strips.