Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Club Scrap Crewel & Unusual Blog Hop

Welcome to another
This month we feature the February kit
called: Crewel & Unusual.
I hope you came over here from 
and enjoyed her artwork for this kit.

When I was thinking of what to make for
this kit I was inspired by this picture:
I absolutely loved the spools that came with this kit

And here is my project:
A box with decorated spools.

I started with measuring the spools and making
a template for the box.
The box measures 4,5" x 3,5"x 3"
and is made out of heavy kraft paper that I
sprayed purple and decorated with the purple
decorated paper.
The finished box looks like this. Complete with a ribbon
from the kit and flower on top with one of the buttons
that was in the embellishment pack.

Here a close up of the top of the box.

Now move on to what is inside the box.
There are two kinds of spools.
Little cards and decorated spools.

First I show you how I made the decorated spools.
I colored the background with a stencil and purple ink.

And the top and bottom stitches are stamped
with the same purple ink.

Here you see the other two spools and how
I used some other stencils on them.

On the plain green paper I printed some sentiments
and a few vintage pictures that match the sewing theme.

Here are the finished spools from one side.
I added vintage pictures from my family.
Left is my mom, in the middle it is me and 
to the rightis my mom and my grandmother.
Here the backside of the cards. I love the tassles that came with the
embellishments. When I added them to these spools it gave it even
a more vintage look. I colored the images with pencil and
here and there I added a few sticky pearls from my stash.

 Now to the other spool cards:
These are little real cards you can add to a bouquet of flowers
or a little gift.They are 3x4 inch (6x4 inch folded).
You might want to find your punchboard and get
punching! I found a you tube tutorial here explaining it
all. I just made a diffrent size to fit my box.

This is a 4x6 inch card and I have made these before.
You find a complete spool card technique tutorial is here.
All you need is your enveloppe punch board.

For this card I used the deorated ivory paper
4 x 12 inch folded lengthwise in half.

The sentiment is one of the cut apparts
that came with the kit asdid the beautiful
wide red ribbon.
Here you see the way this card is standing
and really looks like a spool.

As I was unlucky that my box was totally wet when arrived,
that is why I made little things with the good paper
that was left. Club Scrap was so wonderful and send
me abox of new paper,that arrived yesterday.
So expect some more crewel & unusual projects
this week. Now for more inspiration hop over to
who always has the most inventive ideas.

Thanks for looking.

Have a creative day!


Maxine D said...

Hetty these are gorgeous wee spools/cards - love them and how you have personalized them with the photos.

Peg Klitch said...

Hetty, placing a picture on the spools is a great idea and the tassel is the perfect topper! Thank you for some wonderful ideas.

Julie said...

What an amazing idea to use these spool die cuts for your project!! Love this so much Hetty!! And the spool card is too cute!

Tricia Morris said...

Jaw-dropping projects this month, Hetty! Just wonderful! I adore your custom box filled with the spools.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Oh Hetty, I love the spool album! That is so wild, I had the same thought and almost made one too! Great minds :) It's beautiful and the holder is great as well... Super project!

Your little cards are super cute. TFS!

Carolyn said...

Wow! Great way to save memories! Great card too!

Annette said...

Hetty this whole project is totally delightful. Love the idea of using the spools with the tassels. Great execution of a very versatile idea. thank you very much.

crzymom said...

Awesome! I love the spools Hetty. What a great idea.

Laura said...

I just love your "spools in a box" photo album! My mom taught met to sew and it brings back memories to see the thread spools!!! Your photos are sooo sweet and love your paper adornments! THanks so much for sharing!

Diana Enns said...

Love this project. Makes me think of something my mom would have done.

Josette Trunnell said...

How delightful. I love those spools and the box is wonderful.. So glad you are back with us!!

Tina Dornbaum said...

OMGoodness! Love it all! But the spools in a box is just awesome!

Daffodil Cards said...

These are a wonderful make, love the concept.
Great video too. Thank you for the link.

APeeling Papercrafts said...

LOVE! I love the vvintage look and the color combinations...everything! So awesome!

rettaescape said...

Everything is so beautiful! Lovey projects!

Jill P said...

Just beautiful Hetty

Lisa D said...

I adore your spools, albums and cards! I'm sorry to hear your box was in ruins when it arrived. Club Scrap was awesome to send out another box of goodies! Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

debduzscrappin said...

I love how you posted a photo of what gave you your inspiration for the project!! I get that question all the time - "what inspires you?" And this is a perfect example - your project is so amazing - totally loving it!!

Kay Williamson said...

Just adoring your great projects over here Hetty. So nice!

Lilian YF said...

Wow! I love them!!!
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