Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Constellations

Where has the first month of 2015 gone?!
Here we are with anothe Club Scrap Blog Hop.
This month the name of the kit is:

Hope you have arrived here from
Marya's Blog
and seen her wonderful project.
Just a note: if you happen to loose your way,
you find all the participants on the
Here is my project:
It is a gatefold card with a surprise inside
For this card I started with a 8,5 x 11 inch piece of cardstock.
The finished card is 5,5 x 8,5 inch. Yes a large card.
The paper is  folded it outside in like this.
So when you close it, it looks like this.

For the inside of the card I cut two papers
of 5,25 x 8,25 inch
One of the two pieces can be a decorated piece of paper
and the other piece can be plain (black here).
The black paper needs to be scored at
0.25" and 4,25" leaving another 4"left.
Leave this on your table for later on,.
Now we are on to the decoration.
For decoration I used a calendar. Yes in January I alsways
make lots of calendar cards, this way my card is of use
for my friends the whole year round!

I found this free printable calendar here:

The finished panel looks like this.
Behind the calendar I added a piece of
constellation paper colored with ink with a blending tool
and added some shiny dots that came with the kit
to give it some bling.

Now here you see the construction of the inside
of the card:
Yes: inside the card is an easel construction!
So the 0.25" part of the black paper is glued to the 
card and the other part is folded in half.
On the lower part of the black paper you glue
the panel with the calendar.
The othe side looks like this.
But you know an easel card stands up.
For this you make some decoration
underneath the bottom part of the card
and your card looks like this:
I used the "wish"stencil that also came with the kit
and stamped a birthday sentiment from 

To make the card stand up I tied a ribbon on the top
of the wish with a button from my stash.
Now the card can stand behind the button.

Now we are nearly finished.
We just need something to keep the card closed.
I made a beld around the card by using the black paper
again. The strip is 2 x 12 inch.Just fold it around the
card for size and glue ends together. I used this map
on top for decoration,but you could also add a sentiment
on top. Colored with inkpad and blending tool
and some dots for extra bling.

Before sending you off to the next blog, I just  have
to share this card with you:
This card just popped into my head,
remembering the stencil and stamps I have from 
the set "A girls night out" that go perfectly
with the Consellation stamp sentiment for a wonderful
Valentine card. The sparkly stars are made with 
another fun stencil from the Sparkle kit with
a sparkly dot in the middle.
I started out this card with the stenciled girl
in ash and the smaller girlis stamped. I love it
when i can combine some of my older stamps and stencils!!

Ok, this is enough for today.I have a scrap page nearly finished,
bu for that you have to come back another day.
Now you will be in for more inspiration on 

Thank you for looking and I end with
my grandson's favourite quote:

Have a creative day!


Annette said...

Hetty you always come up with such brilliant ideas and I love the girls night out stencil use here as well. thank you so much.

Wendy Bellino said...

Hetty! I need one for my desk! Cute card too!

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

Thanks for sharing these great projects.

Tricia Morris said...

Very, very cool, as always, Hetty! I love the easel construction for the calendar card. And thanks for helping me remember that fun stencil from Girl's Night Out! It's perfect with this!

Jill P said...

love them both

JeniRuth J said...

spectacular ideas! love it!

Ink Stained Roni said...

What a nifty way to send off a new calendar to someone! Great idea :)
The girls night out combo worked great!
TFS Hetty!

Queen of Dishing said...

I love the idea of gifting a calendar for use the whole year long. Very fun "big card" (who wouldn't love one?)

Diana Enns said...

Love that card.....may have to case this soon.

Diana Enns said...

Great the way you did the inside.

Shona said...

I always, always, always, love your projects and ideas. Thank you for sharing!

Marya said...

This is so great Hetty! I love that this is both a beautiful and functional card. I especially love the front with the wonderful inking work you did on the star map - very pretty!

Carolyn said...

Awesome way to do cards! TFS!

Capescrapper said...

Hetty, such a wonderful calendar project. Quick and easy to do, love it!!

Perfect little gift or for your desk. Nice job!

crzymom said...

Cute, cute cards Hetty. I always look forward to see what treats you have to show us every month.

Karen Wyngaard said...

No way! That easel built into the middle of the card is awesome! So clever of you, Hetty. TFS

Lisa Kay--Paper Artist said...

Love your cards, Hetty! And the calendar included is so ingenious. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Nuce said...

Hetty I love your calendar card idea. Wonderful! Thanks so much for show how to make it. Have a great day!

CraftyJo said...

Fabulous stuff Hetty :)

Donna Lee said...

Another fabulous idea from my fabulous friend!
Happy New Year, Hetty!

Kay Williamson said...

Love your great, lovely decorated, easel calendar card Hetty, such a clever idea!
What a great combo, the Girls Nite Out Stencil and that rubber stamped quote!

Linda said...

So beautiful and very creative. :)

Deb C said...

I love making calendars with my club scrap paper! Gives me a little slice of happiness on my desk. You have a great card and gift in yours.

Sheila said...

Truly, very clever in making a card that will be utilized the year long.

Cher C-W said...

So clever, Hetty. I love your projects!

Sue D said...

Both are fabulous!

rettaescape said...

Love the calendar card and the idea of giving out calendar cards at the first of the year.

Diana said...

Very nice calendar. Thank you.

Laura said...

Your gatefold-easel-calendar card is AMAZING!! love how you added so many cool things in one card!!! And live your stencil girl card too! You're so creative! And so generous to share. Thank you!!! Hugs, Laura