Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Club Scrap April blog hop: Cherry Blossom

Welcome to our monthly Club Scrap blog hop.
This month we show case the Cherry Blossom kit.

    On the
                                        Club Scrap Blog 
you can find
           all the participants of this blog hop,
but I hope 
you have arrived here from
Jennifer's Blog
and enjoyed seeing her beautiful work.

I thought with Mother's Day, birthdays or just visiting a friend
these choclate boxes would be a nice gift idea.
You need a 3,5 x 10 inch piece of cardstock
and some chocolate sticks (it holds 4 of them).
Here is the template of the box.
Click on it and you get a larger version
so you can see the sizes better.

Use a score-board and scissors

and a paper punch of die of any shape you like.
This here is a Stampin'Up! punch.

Before folding and glueing the box it is best to
decorate first.

Box 1 has a panel from the design paper
and a stamped and cut out parasol, tiny sequin flower
and a stamped sentiment.

Inside also the same design paper and a few of the
cute flower stickers that came with the kit.
Two more stamped parasols.
Used a piece of velcro for closing.

Box 2: I stamped the complete outside with
the cherry blossom stamp and colored them with
a pink aquarel pencil. Used a tiny flower stamp
and fuchsia ink for more stamping.
Stamped sentiment and tiny flowers made with
aflower punch and sequins.
Used a ribbon (taped to the back) for closing.

 The stamping was more than enough for decorating
the inside.
Box 3: Background and inside panel is stamped with the kanji
text and some open flowers. Next I used the tag that came
with the kit and added all the flowers in the holes of the bottom.
Flowers are made with a punched out flower and the sequins.
Used the ribbon for closing diagonally.

Inside the box I added a few of the flower stickers.

And here some scrapbooking!
I looked ad the ALSB file of this kit and picked one
that was good for my pictures and adapted a little.

Left page: I added these crane birds from Michael Strong 
on my page. I stamped these on the silver vellum kind of
paper and embossed them with black embossing powder.
 They look perfect in place with the cherry blossm branch.

Right page: text printed with the computer,
another smaller crane and the ribbon is stapled
behined the picture.

You can never have enough inspiration, so
please go and visit
Pam's Blog
and see what she has come up with using
the cherry blossom kit.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Sketch Card: Bamboo

Still playing with my cute new panda die!
It is by marianne Designs Collectables
and when this sketch came by in my email
I knew what i wanted to make.

You find everything about this sketch on the
For my card I turned the sketch 
and this is what it became:

For my card I used:
a bamboo embossing folder
a bamboo stencil
a panda die
a crane stamp by Michael Strong
a sentiment by Create with tlc

I also enter my card for 
CAS on Sunday where the challenge is to use a stencil.

Thanks so much for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Keukenhof inspiration

Happy Saturday stamping friends!
I have my friend Jill stayong with me this week
and as she is from the US I am touring The Netherlands
to show her some of our wonderful sites.
As Thursday was a beautiful sunny day we went to the
Keukenhof to see the bulbs. All the blossoms were out too
and as Club Scrap's theme this month is cherry blossom,
Jill took this wonderful picture and with Club Scrap's digital
kit I made it into this postcard.

There was also a nice oriental pat with bamboo and 
more beautiful cherry blossom trees.
So it was easy to get some inspiration for my card.

With some of the new stuf from the craftshow we
have visited I made this card.

My new panda die and

the gilding wax on a pice of black embossed paper

the card looked totally adorable.

Then one of Michael Strong's cranes stamped
on gold paper and embossed in black the
card was finished.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mojo Monday 493 and CS Cherry Blossom

I just had another idea for the Mojo Monday sketch
with my Club Scrap Cherry Blossom papers and stamps.

Today I used the Mojo Monday sketch 493 again,
but this time I turned it upside down.

I stamped and embossed these beautiful lanterns
and colored them with aquarel pencils.

The sentiment is so beautiful for a wedding card.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mojo Monday 493 and Magical Unicorns

I made this card for 2 challenges.

1, For the Mojo Monday sketch here.

and 2. for the Cupcake Inspiration here.

For the background of this card I sprayed a piece of
cardstock with glimmermist and when it was dry I 
used a cloud embossing folder.

clear stamp set. On top I stamped one of the
sentiments and a few stars.

The unicorns are colored with pencil.
The rainbow ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter is here!

Happy Sunday!
Hope you all have a wonderful start of your day.
We have a special Sunday tradition at Passover:
Matzoh with scrambled egg! It was what my father
used to do, but now that he is not here anymore,
we keep on doing it.

 I guess you also have all kinds of egg breakfasts
as it is Easter too and want to wish you all
a very Blessed Easter with this shaker card.
For my card I used:
the Michael Strong large egg stamp
Tim Holtz sentiment
Yupo alcohol ink backgrounbd.

I stamped the egg on an acrylic background
and embossed it with white embossing powder.
I did try several pieces of acrylic material before I
found some that did not change when heating up.

This sentiment is from Tim Holtz from the set
Crazy Talk CMS236.

The background is made with yupo, alcohol
ink (yellow, green and hot pink) and alcohol drops.
HERE you see more about how to play with yupo
and the alcohol inks.

I made these layers into a shaker cards
with some light brown sequins.

Thank you for looking and
have a creative day!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Chocolate eggs

It will be a lot of chocolate for Easter, so how about
a fun Easter egg card?
For my card I used;
Platypus image from Craftin Desert Divas
Mini eggs from Michael Strong
bows die from Tim Holtz
sentiment by Create with TLC

The Platypus image comes colored and not colored.
I used the colored images this time and printed them
in opposites and 3 times, so I can make a 3d version.

Here you see all the parts that I cut before
mounting them with foam tape.

Now for the eggs. I used some dark brown
choclate colored paper and embossed the image
with coper colored embossing powder.

Don't they look yummy?!

Now here everything is put together.
On top of the egg a bow made with a die.
The bow and the beak of the animal are made shiny
with glossy accent.

Each egg also has a tine gemstone in the same color
as the bow on top of the egg.

A close up on the sentiment and the card is finished with a purple
ribbon and a bow. I used two paper punches for the sentiment.

Hope your Easter is going to be chocolate sweet too!

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!