Monday, September 30, 2013

Tim Holtz September tag: Coffee

 In the nick of time is here my
September tag for the TIM HOLTZ
12 tags of 2013 challenge.
 I had been waiting for the new
TH stencils,but this takes time to ship them
to The netherlands.
But luckily I have some other stencils from
Club Scrap, so this is my tag.
As a lover of coffe I got out
all kinds of coffee stamps,
stencil and matching distress stains.

If you click on the
photo's, you can see a close up
of the tag.
As within the stickers there is no
coffee or cup sticker I made up this:
"enjoy share some magic together" 

Having a cup together is the best thing.
I hope my Club Scrap friends recognize all the
Mocha Java stamps and the stencils
I have used.

 Have a creative day!

Hambo Hoedown: A Batty Sketch

The challange over at 
this week
is a sketch challenge:

And this is my card with their fun image

Oh my....I was picked as:

Thank you somuch Hambo!

Have a creative day!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Scrap page: Art

This week the theme is "Art" for
the Weekly Chronicles at the Club Scrap forum.

My page is about my visit
to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

I used Club Scrap tribal papers
and made my own washi paper.
I showed this before in another
tutorial here.
This time I used distress inks
to color the washi tape. 
For this page these are the 
colores I used.

 They are: 
Vintage Photo
Whild Honey
and Barn Door
With China black ink and 
I stamped on the washi paper tape.

For these tapes I used the different sizes of the
Octagon stamps, to have them all look different.

Here the text of the page,
stuck down with some washi tape.
It gives it a casual look.

The sentiment came with the kit
and was so right for the page.

The building is a page out of 
the Rijksmuseum folder
and shows you part of the building.
When you come to Amsterdam it is
definitely worth to pay it a visit.

Have a creative day

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday card: Gigantic

My card today was inspired by last weeks
tutorial on Splitcoaststampers called:
modified tri-shutter card.
you find all the instructions and measurements

I used some scrappapers and Michael Strongs
cloisonné elephant and the sentiment is by

Here you see the background of the card,
before all the other parts are added to it.

This is the center of the ard with a piece
of scrapbookpaper and a piece with the small
elephants embossed in silver.

When everything is stuck together,
you see that the middle part pops forward.
The large elephant is stamped in purple
and  embossed with clear embossing powder.
I colored the elephant with pencil and decorated
it with a few green sticky pearls.

Here a good view on the small elephants.
These are stamped in purple
and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Club Scrap Take Wing Blog Hop

Welcome to another fantastic
This time you see the use of the September 
papers and stamps from the Take Wing kit.

Have you come over from Tricia's wonderful
blog with all her great ideas?
Well if you get lost, you can always find all the partipants

I also have a sidestep on the
Technique Junkies Design Blog
with a technique card:

So here is my special project
 that I want to share with you.
It is not my own idea, it was a friend
that showed this booklet to me
and I knew right away I wanted to make
this booklet for my retreat memory book.

I will be at the October retreat and hope 
to meet up with many old and new Club Scrap friends.
This booklet is 5 inch by 6 inch and inside has
many pockets to put in memorablia.
The big stamp is from my first retreat.
The black letters are chipboard letters
fromthe Hopekit.
A view on the inside of the book:
5 pages each with 3 pockets.

The back of the book with a stamp we got
last year at the retreat.

A closer peak at the inside of the booklet.
A little stamping only for I wanted to leave
space to add all the items fromthe retreat.
For sure i will share this book again
when it is filled with wonderful memories
after the retreat.

Ok now you want to know how I made this:
The covers are 2x  5 1/4"x 61/4 chipboard
covered with the white printed 8x11 inch paper.
The spine of the book is green covered grunge paper.
Here you see the outside.The green spine is
glued 1/2 " over the front and the back cover.
The inside of the outside over.
The middle part is the bendable part.
Let is dry real good before you add the inside pages.

Now you want to know how tomake the inside pages:
You need to cut the paper down to 10 x 9 "
and this is the template:
in paper it look like this:
Folded in half you contruct the pocket.
When folded, you have two flaps on the
outside. You can use a border punch
if you like on these flaps for decoration.

These flaps should be on the left side of your page.

These flaps are used to put the book together.
Glue on top and bottom (use some red heavy tape
or a line of bookbind glue), so a pocket is constructed
on each page.

This is just to show you the front of the book
will be glued to the this after you have 
covered this chipboard with design paper.

For the backside you need to cut an extra stripof
5x5 inch,fold in half (lengthwise) add the punch
border and glue to last page and cover (after decorated 
with design paper).

These are the tags that ore inside the pockets
with only a little decoration for now,
but it will be filled after the retreat with lots more.

Hope it all makes sense to you, but
you can always email me if you have questions.

Now let's hop on and see what
the ever creative Kay has for you

Happy Hopping!

Have a creative day!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hambo challenge: pop up

Here is my contribution to the

with Wee Henrietta Popcorn
that you can find here.

The idea for this pop up card came in my mailbox.
It is the new tutorial on Splitcoaststampers and you can find it her:

So not only the images pop up (using foam tape)
but the whole card is popping up.
Besides using background papers
and Tim Holtz filmstrip die for decoration,
I also used some washi tape
to make the background interesting.
When you fold the card it will look like this
and fits a regular 4x6 envelop.
Thanks Hambo for the fun image and 
fun challenge again! It always tickles
my creative mind.

Have a creative day!