Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Big Deal

You have arrived at Club Scrap's monthly blog hop
to show you what you can make with the papers
and stamps that arrive with the Club Scrap kit.
This month it is Big Deal:

It is all about cards and games.

But the first thing I made is a birthday card,
for today my youngest daughter has her 23rd birthday.
Happy Birthday, 
dear Zora,
I hope you have a wonderful day!
and of course i made a scrap page too. 
Sharing the picture I made yesterday,when I posted
Zora's birthday card with him and hopefully it arrives in time
(ps Zora,it is not this one ....)
The card is 5,5 x 4 1/4 inch from the 
yellow paper I had left from the scrapbook page below.
And for the background I stamped with Club Scrap
topaz ink and the card stamp from the Greetings
UM stamps (as well as the sentiment). By turning the stamp 
several ways I created a background.
The card is also a stamp, but from UM Borders
& Backgrounds. I used a cirle spellbinder to create
the opening for the picture. The crown is embossed
in silver and is from the Art Nouveau stamp sheet.
I just love to see the difference from when
she was young and how she is now.
The numbers I cut out of the
bingo unmounted stamps.

As for my project:
I love the gift box we have made at the
Retreat last year and as my MIL plays
bridge at least 3 times a week,I wanted to make
her a gift box with cards for her bridge -friends.

I made 4 cards and 6 little cards (for she never goes
without a little gift for the hostess and these gift
cards are easy to attach).

This is the finished box with all the cards.

So I choose some papers for the cards and the
gift tags first and cut them all to size.

I decided to make some easy stamped cards,no difficult
stamping techniques.

Here are the cads:
On the left card I used the bingo stamp from the UM art nouveau
sheet on the background and on the front. 
On the right card I used a queen playcard embossing folder
as a background. I used a blending toolwith topaz ink to
color the raised part of the paper.

All 4 large cards are 5,5 x 4 1/4 inch.

This background stamp on both cards is from the UM Big Deal
stampsheet and stamped in india black ink.
I used some red ribbons from my stash for a
little more color.

Here the gift tags:
All the gift cards are 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch.
I used some small wooden stamps fromvintage kits
as sentiments. The big heart stamp is from the
UM Big Deal sheet.

For the background of these cards I stamped  the collage
stamp from the art nouveay sheet with versamark
and white embossing powder.
After heating it the background is colored with ash and 
topaz ink. The white embossing powder works as a resist
and gives a great background.

Tied the cards with enveloppes together
with a red ribbon and my gift set is ready.

Now if you get lost,you can always find yur way around 

and for more inspiration please
hop on to

Thanks for looking!

Have  creative day!


Annette said...

Happy birthday Zora and Hetty - what a wonderful blog entry. Love the box of cards and the cards and of course what blog entry would be complete without Owen!!!

Lisa Kay--Paper Artist said...

Great birthday card and page, Hetty. And the box of cards for your MIL to give to her friends--fantastic!!

Capescrapper said...

Happy Birthday Zora, and what a wonderful idea to make the cards in the Retreat workshop! So fun Hetty thanks for sharing.

Tricia Morris said...

I love all of your fun cards and project, Hetty! You got much accomplished in a short time spent with your kit!

CathyJGray said...

What a wonderful idea and I know she will love this gift too!

Marya said...

Wow Hetty, you created so many wonderful things with this kit! The birthday card is fantastic - I love how you used a photo on the card to personalize it. Your layout is fantastic and you hostess gift of cards is amazing! Makes me want to create something similar. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a perfect gift project!


Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Great projects, Hetty! Happy birthday to Zora! (Owen steals the show, of course)!

Kay Williamson said...

Wow, you got a lot done quickly with just getting your kit delivered! Darling card box and all those Big Deal cards, and of course the layout and BDay card is super cute!!! to say the least! Hoping Zora has a wonderful birthday.

Classygirl said...

You have been busy. Great projects. Cards as gifts, have always been a great gift idea to me. Very nice!

Karen Wyngaard said...

What an amazing assortment of Big Deal artwork! Zora's bday card is adorable, and the boxed set of cards makes such a great gift. Well done!

rettaescape said...

Wow, Heety! You have been busy! The box of cards is adorable. I am sure your MIL will love it.

Queen of Dishing said...

Wow that is a lot of things! I love the cut out numbers from the bingo stamp and thanks for explaining because I was wondering where you got those!!

Melissa W said...

Great little gift.

Becky said...

I love that gift set! I need to make one of those. You are incredibly creative. Thanks for making me think of how I can do this, too.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Lucky birthday girl to receive such beautiful heartfelt handmade gifts.

Debbie Weller said...

WOW looks at all those fabulous cards! You always do such beautiful work - you are a true inspiration to all!!

Donna Lee said...

I love how you took this retreat project and made it your own way!

Cher C-W said...

Love your gift box and card gifts. Very clever. I'm sure she'll be thrilled.
Good job!

Diana Enns said...

What a wonderful idea and project. Thanks

Candyj said...

You have been busy! Everything is so beautiful!

Carolyn said...

Lve the LOand card and the retreat remake =awesome!