Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coffee & Cards " Kind Thoughts" Kit

Today marked the start of a new series here at The Scrap Shack!! I am so excited to bring you the first ever "Coffee & Cards" session where we get together and make some really awesome cards! To keep the first session nice and easy I offered to split the cost of the CTMH "Kind Thoughts" card kit with those of you who are interested. Splitting the cost of the kit means that I will stamp and emboss everything for you, so you don't have to purchase all of those "extras", and then you just do the fun part...Create! 

Of course purchasing the whole kit does have advantages, like a new stamp set and more cards, so for those who would rather make a ton of cards and get your own stamp set you can purchase the kit from my CTMH site located here. As with any purchase I will email you the instructions after the purchase is complete. 

Here is what the two cards look like when completed. 

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Also make sure to stay tuned because later on this week I will be announcing our Cards & Coffee October session where we will be making two cards from a kit I create!! I am so excited! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cats & Bats Pocket Letter/Blog Hop

Today I have a really fun "Cats & Bats" pocket letter to share with you. This pocket letter was created for a "Halloween Extravaganza" swap and is made from a 12" x 12" pocket sleeve instead of the typical 8.5" x 11" (simply because I don't keep the smaller ones on hand.)

This project is also part of a CTMH consultant blog hop where we will all be featuring projects using either the "Falling For You" line or the "Cats & Bats" line both from Close to My Heart. So if you are visiting from Cheryl's blog then you are on the right track. If you get lost along the way then you can always head over to Carol's blog to get the complete line up. 

For this project I used the pattern paper from the seasonal CTMH "cats & bats" line that can be found here. I actually ended up purchasing the scrapbooking kit so along with the paper and journal cards I also received black shimmer trim and awesome dots and complements. 

Everything featured in the above and below pockets came straight from this paper line. Buying the paper lines in the kit form allows you to get the most product for you money and makes it super easy to put together projects because you have all of the paper as well as all of the embellishments. 

I also decided to pull out some of those fabulous Just For Fun Halloween stamps and add a little bit more to those blank cards. All of the stamps I used came from Just For Fun. 

 Then of course for the back I simply added the leftover pieces from the scrapbooking kit. I also decided it would be fun to add some of those amazing stamps so I stamped a couple of holiday images onto white cardstock and a couple of ghost stamped images onto vellum. 

I also had some stickers from the dollar store (bottom pocket) and a journal card in the first pocket to write a little note to my pen pal. 


Thanks so much for checking out my project today! I hope you were inspired. Please also make sure to jump on over to . Erica Haskin's bog for some more inspiration.

Happy Crafting! 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Foiled Wedding Card

This weekend my DH and I are heading out to see two of our college friends tie the knot!! It's so exciting to watch friends get married, especially friends that you have known for years and years. These guys actually ended up dating at the same time that my DH and I did so needless to say we did a lot of  "couple" things together. I knew that it was gonna be a great night which in turn called for a great congratulations card, which of course is what I wanted to share with you today. 

You know how sometimes pictures just simply cannot do the subject justice? Well this is one of those cases. This card was made using a beautiful foiled paper from "The Paper Studio" along side a shimmery silver cardstock which made it very hard to capture the beauty in this card


The whole top layered is mounted onto 3-D foam tape to add to the richness of the card, and to help tie that ribbon around. The inside carried that same foiled paper along with some vellum which I printed a verse onto before I adhered it to the foil paper.  

It's so easy to carry your paper to the inside of the card and it adds so much value and weight to the card. I also created a money pocket, because let's face it, it's always nicer to tuck your money away rather than have it flying all over the place. 

The stickers used for this card were from my stash and actually came from a swap partner a while back. They fit the card nicely because they are foiled and 3-D. 

The inspiration for this design came from the brand new Paper Play Sketch challenge which can be found here. These challenges are an Anything Goes challenge(cards, layouts, Pocket cards for scrapbooking, Pocket Letters, tags, school bulletin boards, etc.,) and run for an entire week.
Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Waterfall Folio Album Walk-Thru

Hi Guys! Today I have a really fun waterfall folio to show you. These are really easy and very interactive flip books that are great for keeping photos of smaller events. 

As I said in the video much of my inspiration comes from Ginger over at My Sister's Scrapper. I followed her main base and then I kind of did my own thing adding flips and flaps where I deemed necessary. 

The paper comes from the "All Seasons 4" paper line offered by The Paper Studio. This is one of my favorite, cheap, paper lines because they always offer beautiful designs that will last all year round. The stickers are a mix of things I had on hand, some came from the dollar store while others came from the "Chillingsworth Manor" line offered by Echo Park (a beautiful Halloween line!!) 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired to head out and create something beautiful. If you create this type of album, or anything inspired by me, make sure to come on over to our Facebook group and share your creation.

~Happy Crafting!~

Back To School Pocket Scrapbooking

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you enjoyed yesterday's card workshop. Remember if you are interested in picking up the kit you can find it here. This is a fabulous kit and it makes 12 cards!! The only thing you need to add is adhesive!

Moving right on to today's post, as many of you know My oldest son started 1st grade this year!! I know it's super crazy to think that he's already in 1st grade. Anyway since we just started I figured that I would get out my pocket scrapbooking templates and make a quick "First day of school" spread.

Since I did not have a lot of school related embellishments I really had to improvise on this layout. All of the cards are made using some pattern paper that I had on hand. This is a really easy technique and uses up supplies that most of us already have on hand. 

To turn paper into cards simply measure out the size of your card, in this case I was using my 3" x 4" pockets so I cut the paper down to that size, then I simply took my corner rounder and rounded each corner. Some of the paper I used was thick and didn't need to be backed but that bottom paper was very thin so I simply layered it onto some solid card stock. 

Most of the embellishments I used came from CTMH complements. I love these packages because they are super affordable and include various material - like chipboard, stickers, and even some foil accents. 

I apologize for the extremely poor lighting on these photos and hope that you can still see the designs and layouts. 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed and were inspired.