Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Literature

Welcome to the October
We present to you the October kit called
Above you see the contents of the Deluxe kit.

We share with you all kinds of different projects,
like scrapbook lay outs, cards, mini books and more
to inspire you to use the papers and stamps.
I hope you arrived here from
seen her inspiring project and left her some love.
You know, one can never start reading early enoug!
The twins already love reading their books.
This page is made with the digital Literature kit.
(btw. my first digital scrap page!)

And now let's see what else I made for you:

This month we were asked for the Artist Team challenge to
share some gift ideas for the December month. I had so many ideas,
that here are some more gift ideas. My idea for everything is
books and coffee a perfect combination!

So my first project is a box of coasters.

I found some plain looking wooden coasters in the $$ store
that needed to be decorate. Six coasters came in this cute
holder. Everything ready for decoration!

I started with giving all the coasters a layer of
white gesso, which makes stamping so much easier

When the gesso was drie (and that is real quick) I colored
all the sides with brown ink.

Next step is stamping. I stamped with the same brown inkpad.
Not wanting to make all the coasters the same but
all there own look. I used the rubber stamps that came
with the kit. You can see all the stamps HERE.

After everything was stamped all in brown,
I used a blending tool to add some color.

Here a few finished coasters.

I really love the finished look
and will for sure use them (or give them as a present).

My other project for today is the one you can not only
use for December, but all kind of occasions. I found this idea
on pinterest and here is my version of it. On one side
there is a pocket for a pen and a post-it block
of 3 x 3 inch. It can also be a great teacher gift.

On the other side there is a pocket, which
can hold a gift card or a little note.
You can also leave out the pocked and add
a calendar on the other side.

Here is the template with the measurements
of this post-it note gift set.
This is how it looks after the cutting and folding.

Here some more views of how to construct this.

I used the red tape for strong construction.

Of course there are many ways to decorate this
fun little gift, so my way is just to inspire you.
On one I use a ribbon and on the other I used
some of the cut apparts. On the right one I added
the clip that came with the kit, that is perfect for a book clip.

I also found some pens, that I could decorate
with matching paper. For this I printed some
of the papers from the digital Literature kit.

And now for even more inspiration
head over to
and see what see has in store for you.
If for some reason you loose your way,
you can alsways go back to the

Thanks you for looking and
have a creative day!


kiwimeskreations said...

What wonderful project Hetty - I do love the coasters and how you have made them coordinating rather than identical. The wee pad and pen holders are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing the details of the construction too.

jen t. said...

Hetty your projects are awesome and uber inspiring!! I think i need to alter coasters now. So cool!

Capescrapper said...

WOW Hetty, your first digital page, WELL DONE!!

Love all your projects, you have really outdone yourself. I especially love the coasters!

Annette said...

As always Hetty your projects are an inspiration. Lovely work and grand ideas.

Cheryl Walker said...

Super cute coasters and holder!! I love the shape of that holder, I have to go check out the $$ store too! Also love your teacher gift idea, how sweet, and your digital page is darling!

Donna said...

Hetty, I am always amazed at your stamping, such a great job!

Karen Wyngaard said...

Awesome gift ideas...all of them! I love the pens you were able to customize with digi papers.

Tricia Morris said...

Fantastic gift ideas, Hetty! I think my favorite is how you created a custom coordinated pen to match the notepad holder. Brilliant use of the digital kit!

Firenze said...

Uitsteekend! Fantastic! Hetty, these are incredible. You're making my mojo jump up and down and want to play :)
TFS these wonderful projects.
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AMAZING projects and look so beautiful too.

Carolyn said...

Great gift ideas! They really look fabulous!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh WOW, Hetty! How do you find the time and inspiration to make these incredible projects? Very impressive! I'm in awe of those coasters - absolutely gorgeous! Everything is! Well done!

Kay Williamson said...

Wow, you've out done yourself again Hetty!! Great gift ideas is right! Great projects and how to's, thank you for sharing so many great projects!

Finding Your Niche said...

AWESOME projects Hetty. I love the coasters! Love everything!

Shelly Schmidt said...

My twins loved to read- fun pictures and great to see them love reading so young! I love your posters and the holder you made- love seeing your creativity and your ideas. Thanks for sharing the template as well!

Lisa D said...

Wow! You've been busy, Hetty! I adore that desk set.

rettaescape said...

Awesome projects! Love the coasters!

debduzscrappin said...

WOW you just ALWAYS blow me away- these projects are over the top awesome!! - TOTALLY gonna have to try these out!!

Sabrina said...

Those coasters are fabulous!! It looks like a great kit and super-fun, I love all things relating to books.