Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Sunflowers

Welcome to our monthly Club Scrap blog hop.
The theme of this month's kit is:

Hope you arrived here from
and left her some love for her wonderful project.

I have this scrap page for you and a box with cards.
Now let's start with the scrap page. I wanted to have pictures
with sunflowers, but now just a vase with flowers, no a real field.
Not here around the neighberhood and allready I asked a friend
 if I could borrow some of her beautiful pictures........when suddenly
I founf=d the one perfect sunflower growing on the dike of the 
lake behind our house, when i was hunting for pokémons with Owen.
Made some great pictures for my page.
The layout is one of the ALSB pages that you find instructions for 
on the Club Scrap site HERE.
These cut aparts were perfect for the page with Owen.
He just started school this week!
The ribbon and the button are from the kit too.

Next is my box with cards:
Inside this box are 4 cards and enveloppes.
It fits 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch size cards.
Of course I  have some instructions for you.

Let's start with the box.
This box is called a criss-cross box and I just found some real
easy instructions for you, so please go HERE for all details on
how to make this box.
After cutting the papers for the box I used my Sunflower rubber
stamps to decorate the box
The box is finished with a border around it, that
came from the cut apart from the kit.

And the flower on top is made with a roset that is cut 
with a Tim Hotz die. A stamped flower and leaves also
cut with a die.

And these are the cards:
Such beautiful paper in this kit, ready for use,
so I only cut this card and stamped the sentiment
on top. Ready........!

No...! This is the inside. I just had to add a fun twist
inside of the card.When you open this you find
a cup with flowers. The cup is from the Brewed Awakenings
kit and stamped with versamark and copper embossing powder.
Decorated with the checkered rubber stamp from the 
Sunflower kit.

To make the pop up for the card I cut a 4,5 x 5,5
piece of ivory lettered paper, folded in half and on the
fold cut 1 inch towards the inside. The horizontal line
is folded and you get a stand to stick the cup on,

like you see here. Of course you can add more pop ups
if you like.
Here you see the complete constructions.
The flowers are from the rubber stamp sheet.
The leaves are cut with a die and with the left over
 paper I stenciled the leave on the background paper.

This card is the easiest one.
I just cut a panel from this beautiful paper,
stamped happy birthday, a ribbon and finished.

For this card I cut a tag, embossed it with
a script embossing folder and added brown ink.
The sunflower is stamped on a piece of  left over
script paper and colored with pencil.
Cut out and with dimentional tape on the
tag. Zig zag ribbon from the kit.
I used an old wooden stamp with script for the background
of the card. This stamp was from 2006, but not sure from which kit.
For this last card I have a little technique tutorial for you.
The technique is called: crayon resist.

First stamp with a permanent ink on white paper.
I used the sunflower bunch and the vintage script stamp.
Next take a white crayon and scribble on top
of the stamped images. I did some circles and dots.
Then i took 3 colors of distress stain with some drops of water added
 (but you can also take water color, or very diluted acryl paint) 
and color all over your panel. When you finished coloring,
you will see the white crayon resists the painting.
To finish the card I added a bottle cap with a piece of sunflower
inside as embellishement and a ribbon. A birthday sentiment too.

Well, it has turned into a long post again ( I planned on ding something simple,
but it seems I can't do that!), but I hope you have found some inspiration here and
if not, there is another blog to go and see what
Pam has come up with for you.
Go to:

and enjoy her projects.

If you loose your way, there is always the
to find all the participants of the hop.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Donna Coughlin said...

Love that layout, the photos and quotes are perfect for those pics! Also the card holder is so pretty, gotta love those bottlecaps!

Ink Stained Roni said...

What a fun lo and so lucky you had sunflower pics!!

Love your cards & card box. So much fun packed into one container :)

Tricia Morris said...

Good heavens, Hetty! You have the equivalent of tons of blogs and tutorials in just one entry! Love the little card box, the pop-up cup with flowers (brilliant) and the white crayon resist technique. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Annette said...

Hetty you always come up with great pages and cards. Love the use of the old script stamp too.

Karen Wyngaard said...

So. Much. Inspiration. Love the box for gifting and such fun little extras on each card. TFS!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Hetty! I love your cards and the box! I guess everyone is doing Pokemon now - sunflower was just a bonus! Great layout. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Julie said...

Hetty all of your projects are gorgeous! The adorable layout, the box and all the stunning cards, well done!!

Tina Dornbaum said...

Such wonderful projects! Love the layout and the cutaparts are perfect. Love the box for your cards. Very easy and great to use as a gift set. Love the pop up card. It's on my to do and you just reinspired me.

Kay Williamson said...

Oh wow Hetty, you did several awesome projects!!! The page is adorable and along with the cards, it's all great. Hard to pic a favorite, but that pop-up with the sunflowers inside is so darn cool!

Wendy Bellino said...

Pokemon hunting and you found sunflowers...way to multitask! Those sunflower pictures are wonderful! How beautiful to have that right in your backyard! Thanks for all the details on your fabulous cards!

Rettaescape said...

Wow! So beautiful! Love the layout and the cards! Everything is so beautiful.

Donna Lee said...

Amazing as always, my friend. I really admire how creative you are with your stamping.

Amanda Rhodes said...

Great projects! I love the pop-up card!

Melanie said...

Thanks for sharing - your projects are always so fun!

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! I am always so impressed with your makes Hetty, but this has to be one the best, love the page with Owen, love the box (and the link - thank you) and the cards are so beautiful, they will make a beautiful gift.


jen t. said...

Wow!!!! Awesome projects hetty!

Sabrina said...

I love sunflowers, they are such happy-making flowers, big, bright and cheerful. I was sad that the ones I planted this year didn't grow, maybe it was too dry when we were away on holidays. Making up for that here, enjoying your photos and cards. The box is lovely. The first card is my favourite, and then the second one. What a lovely set they make all together.

Sheila said...

What an array of, layouts, and a card holder. Thank you for sharing your creations and how to create the card holder!

Maxine D said...

What wonderful projects Hetty - love the way you have used all the sunflowers, and thanks for all the tips and the link to the box tutorial.

KT Fit Kitty said...

What an awesome showcase, Hetty! You were very busy! You made so many projects! I love the LO - your grandson is precious! Your box of cards looks awesome! This would make a great gift for someone! The pop-up card is so cool! I recently made one too but haven't posted it yet. I need to wait until she receives it. They are fun!

Carolyn said...

Great LO, cards and case!!

Lisa D said...

What a fantastic box of cards! The color is amazing!

APeeling Papercrafts said...

Wow Hetty! Stunning as always! What a gorgeous bunch of cards!

Lilian YF said...

Awesome projects! Love the page...perfect for the photos!
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