Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Club Scrap April Blog Hop: Hydrangea

Here we are with another Club Scrap Blog Hop.
This month's kit is called
and as I love mine this is such a wonderful
kit to use all the pictures I have from my 
hydrangea in my garden.

I hope you have arrived here from the wonderful
Tricia with her blog of wonderful and efficient ideas.

If along the way you get lost, you can find all
20 other participands (oh my so much
inspiration!!) at the Club Scrap Create Blog.

I came up with a little project  after I found these
very cheap spools in a dollar store:
I made a card and a spool stand and will share with you
how I did this.

The card is made from half of a scrap page
(6x12 inch folded) with stamping and pictures
coming together like this.
For the hydrangea stamp I used 3 different
stamp pades: Club Scrap amethyst, moss and 
lagoon.Just use the pads directly onto the stamp
and stamp to the paper.

For the spool picture stand I used
2 spools with different width size.
I cut strips of one inch
for the top spool
and 1,5 inch for the bottom spool.
I have punched some holes on the borders of the strips
and sewn  them together with wax thread.

For the top spoolI just used one decorative strip
from the emellishment papers and added a sentiment.
The beginning is stapled to the spool with a tacker 
(thank you Ray for the idea!)
The bottom strip is made out of 3 strips of 1,5
by 12, all sewn together. Then decorated with stamps, 
flowers and little hydrangea pictures
 (I printed the pictures contact size).
Here you see the strips rolled on to the spools.
I made an easy closure. Just tie a ribbon around it
and it will all stay on place.

Now you might have noticed there is something
at the bottom too. Yes, I made a little easy circle booklet.
The largest circle is 2,75 inch.

I used some circle spelbinders to cut out all the
circles. For this booklet i used 6 larger and 6 
slightly smaller circles. To cunstruct the booklet is easy.
Put a strip of double sided tape in the middle 
on all the largest circles and lay down the ribbon on top.
Make sure there is a half an inch gap between all
the circles. On top you will glue the smaller circles.

I decorated those before I glued them on top.

Here you see the finished booklet. On the last one
I added a scalloped circle that will be the end page and 
looks cute underneath the stand.

Here a more close up picture of the 
booklet. The sentiment is a cut up
stamped one from the UM stamps
that come with this kit.
The flowers are all stamped and cut
and decorated with a tiny sticky pearl that
also came with this kit.

This is the decorated bottom of the stand.

Here you see the booklet folded harmonica wise
onto the spool.

 And the booklet is closed with the ribbon that is
through te middle of the book.

On top of the spooli stamped in the same technique 
as on the card with the multi colors. The picture stand
 I took out  of an old one I never used.

Well, this is it for today
on my blog, but there is so much more to see.
Your next blog with more
oh so wonderful and creative inspiration is at

Thank you so much for looking!

Have a creative day!


Wendy Bellino said...

Hetty! The spool this! Sewing the pieces together, ingenious. Wonderful detail.

Ink Stained Roni said...

What fun! That spool is so it and your LO is beautiful as well ~ your flowers are lovely!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, Hetty this is wonderful. All the details are so perfect and the spool idea is awesome! Great job!

Queen of Dishing said...

Hetty that is so amazing, who would have thought you could make something so pretty out of those ribbon spools!! Fantastic job!

Tricia Morris said...

Oh, my goodness! What a fun, clever project. And it's so unique because of the spools you found. It looks like you had a great time creating with Hydrangeas!

Marya said...

This is such a clever idea for a project Hetty! I love how all the elements fit in perfectly with the spool. And you incorporated such wondereful details like the stamped petals - the overall result is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa D said...

Very creative, Hetty! The spool stand is beautiful! I love how interactive it is.

Kay Williamson said...

As always, thanks for sharing Hetty. Those wooden spools were certainly a fun find at the Dollar Store, but it's what you did with them and the card that really is cool! So creative!

Karen Wyngaard said...

I just love all of the interactive bits on this altered spool! Thanks for sharing on the Hop today!

Lisa Kay--Paper Artist said...

What a clever and unique project! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

crzymom said...

Love what you did with the spools. I love the extras you put in and the card you made is gorgeous.

CathyJGray said...

What a wonderfully creative idea, and then to add the booklet too, just absolutely wonderful!

Annette said...

Brilliant and what a cool idea.

Cheryl Miller said...

Terrific job on both items.

Jill P said...

Just beautiful!

Laura said...

Hetty, I love your beautiful creations! The card is just gorgeous and the spool stand is just too cute! Sweet to have included the circle booklet too! Thanks for sharing these great ideas and the instructions too! Hugs, Laura

Debby H said...

Hetty, your spool and picture display is wonderful. I love how your have messages show as it unrolled. The disk album is beautiful and ingenious.

KnitterPam said...

Neat idea, Hetty. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Nuce said...

Great idea with the spool. Your circke booklet was a great idea.

April Puzzuoli said...

How creative! Love all your projects.

jandbspiegel said...

Hetty, that spool picture stand is so adorable - I love it!

Con said...

Very creative! I so enjoyed your project and the colors you used. thank you, -con

Carolyn said...

Really pretty and fun idea!!

MyAuntKat said...

Hetty this is so cute. I have never seen little spools like this but I am going on the hunt for them. You are so clever!

LUCYG said...

Oh, Hetty. SOOO creative! Love your projects!

rettaescape said...

The card and spool are nice. I love all the little touches.