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Delft Guest Artist–Greetings to Go

The March Greetings to Go Guest Artist is CS Artist Team member, Pam Peeling. Pam lives in Hannibal, NY, and she shares awesome greeting cards, ATCs and other projects on her crafty blog, APeeling Paper Crafts.

Pam made the cards using the following supplies: Delft Greetings to GoEmbellishment Pack, and Art Nouveau, Greeting, and Jumbo stamps. Are you ready to see her fabulous cards?


Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

For the first two cards, score the Yellow base at 1.75 and 5.25″ to create a gate fold card design. Punch tulip design into four corners of white panel.

Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Use stamped panels and Cutaparts to decorate the front flaps. Color tulips using Distress crayons.

Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Stamp crackle image and heat emboss with yellow EP. Add blue Gelato wash to create background.

Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Use ink applicator and Delft Cracked Porcelain Stencil to decorate white panel.


Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Embellish card front with Delft Silver Filigree Tiles (attached with silver mini brads) and White Lace.

Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Stamp “Hello” and “Tiptoe” sentiment and emboss with black EP. Attach Silver Filigree Tile with silver mini brads.

Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Color Jumbo cracked tile image with Distress crayons. Attach filigree tile to yellow square panel with silver mini brads. Use a tulip punch on outside corners of inner yellow panel.

Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Adhere 5″ length of baker’s twine between inside base and Yellow inside panel. Trim Dark Blue panel horizontally at 3, adhere to Light Blue card front, sandwiching another length of baker’s twine between the two. Tie to close.


Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Score Medium Blue card base horizontally at 1, 3, 8, and 10″. Fold along each score line to create a gate fold design. (This leaves a one-inch gap on the card front, allowing the inside of the card to peek through.) Adhere Cutaparts to 1-inch flaps only.

Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Score Medium Blue card base at .5, 3, 8, 10.5″. Fold along each score line to create a gate fold design. (No gap.) Adhere 4.5 x 6.5″ Yellow Panel to left front 1/2 inch flap only.

Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Follow the instructions provided to assemble the Medium Blue cards. Trim one yellow panel vertically at 1.75 and 3.5. Adhere each 1.75 x 6.5″ panel to front of card. Embellish with Cutaparts.

Delft Greetings to Go Guest Artist cards

Apply yellow alcohol ink to Yupo paper panel. Once dry, stamp Jumbo cracked tile image in India Ink. Trim two 2.5 x 3″ panels to fit front flaps.

I hope you’re inspired by Pam to try something different with your own Delft cards. If you’re interested in more details of how each card was made, visit Pam’s blog post. Happy crafting!


Interactive Pull & Pop-Up Delft Greeting Card Tutorial

Here’s an interactive card that will pull you through the day. Simply pull on the panel, and watch it pop up!

When closed, the 5×7″ card looks pretty simple.


Pull the tabbed ribbon through the window on the front panel of the card, and watch it come to life.

Pop-up Greeting Card Tutorial

Pop-up Greeting Card Tutorial


Make a 5×7″ Med. Blue folded card base. Stamp the tile image from the Jumbo stamp sheet onto White Plain with Sapphire ink and nest onto a 3.5″ square Lt. Blue mat. Stamp the “Giggle a Day” sentiment onto a white panel. Score a 6×6.5″ White panel vertically at 2 and 4″ and accordion fold.

Pop-up Greeting Card Tutorial

Place the stamped tile on the front of the card base and mark its location with a pencil.

Cut an opening 1/8″ larger than the tile image with a ruler and craft knife.

Decorate the scored White panel with stamped images and cut a 1/2″ tab into the valley fold with scissors.

Reverse the fold of the 1/2″ tab as shown to create a pop-up on the other side of the card.

Turn the pop-up into a mini flower box by adding a few punched flowers and stems.

Adhere the right side of the White panel to the inside of the card base, as shown.

Close the card. Apply adhesive to the area of the White panel exposed through the window.

Place the tile image within the window.

Add a pull tab so the recipient will know how to open the card.

Pop-up Greeting Card Tutorial

Thanks for popping in! Load up on the beautiful Delft collection today!



Delft Club Stamp

I always marvel at what can be accomplished with a Club Stamp collection, and this month is no exception. Create one double-sided folio and a dozen cards with March’s Delft kit, shipping today!

Twelve cards.
Folio with band closure.
Inside of folio with two angled pockets.

To begin, gather Delft Club Stamp kit, a paper trimmer, ScorPal and bone folder ready, and download the instructions by clicking on the link.

Delft Club Stamp Instructions

Once the papers have been trimmed and scored, consult the images below for stamping and assembly tips.

CARDS 1 & 2

Stamp the Dk. Blue card base with White Pigment ink and round the corners of the cards and panels. Stamp and wrap with ribbon. Glue the teapot charm to the panel near the knot of the ribbon. (Place a 2.75×4.25″ White panel onto the inside of each card.)

Stamp the windmill with Sapphire ink onto a piece of scrap paper and stamp again within the frame to create a softer shade of blue. Stamp the quote onto the image with India Black ink.

CARDS 3 & 4

Color the windows on the windmill and house with an opaque yellow marker. (The “kindness” sentiment on the front of the Yellow card is stamped from the Delft UM Greeting sheet.)

CARDS 5 & 6

Make a highly dimensional card from just one folded sheet of 5.5×8.5″ paper. Stamp the sentiment with Sapphire ink, mask the stamped area, and fill in the rest of the card with the cracked tile and porcelain “crazing” image. Sponge the outside edges of the mask and card with ink and remove the mask.

CARDS 7 & 8

Cut the 1×2.5″ strip of Dk. Blue paper in half and adhere to the panel on the Yellow card to create an anchoring band for the stamped quote. Hide the gap between the two pieces behind the square. (Shh! Nobody will ever know!)

CARDS 9-12

There are numerous ways to turn a doily into a dress, but I thought this style was absolutely perfect for the collection.

Search YouTube for all sorts of fun tutorials. Here is a basic rundown of how I made my version of the dress:

  1. Fold the paper lace mat “almost” in half.
  2. Fold “almost” in half again to create four unequal quadrants.
  3. Open and cut along the fold lines. Arrange the pieces from smallest to largest.
  4. Cut the largest piece in half. The left half will be used as the bodice of the dress.
  5. Place the right half of the largest piece on your work surface. Adhere the three remaining layers onto the base piece, aligning edges. Cut off the tip of the triangle to create the waistline and attach the bodice.
  6. Trim ribbon slightly larger than the waistline.
  7. Fold ribbon lengthwise and tape ends to the back and layer the dress onto the card.


Details on how to assemble the folio are in the instruction download. This folio was adapted from my original version constructed with 12″ papers. I was thrilled to be able to modify it to accommodate 8.5×11″ papers included with your Club Stamp kit.

To create a decorative element for the folio, trim a 2″ square from the triangular scrap of the Lt. Blue Print. Stamp with a tulip image and ink edges with Sapphire ink. Adhere to the center of the belly band and slide onto the folio.

Wow! There are a lot of fun things happening with the Delft Club Stamp collection. I hope you’ve learned something new this month!



Cloisonné Technique

Combine gold embossing and Color Burst pigment powder to create the look of cloisonné.

Stamp the Delft Jumbo UM broken tile image onto mixed media paper with Versamark ink.

Cover the image with fine detail gold embossing powder.

Melt the powder with a heat tool.

Sprinkle a small amount of Ultramarine Blue Color Burst pigment powder onto a nonstick craft mat that has been spritzed with water.

Paint on the color into the broken tiles with a fine detail paint brush.

Concentrate darker colors into the more detailed areas of the image.

The embossed areas help hold the watercolor inside each “broken tile” section.

Create a card with papers and fibers from the Delft Deluxe kit. Note: the yellow print and sentiment were printed from Delft Digital kit artwork.

Do you have a favorite stamping technique inspired by another form of artwork? Share your thoughts in the comments below.




Delft Layouts and Cards

The process of creating the fourteen Deluxe layouts begins the same way each month . . .

After confirming that I have the contents of the entire collection, I begin by spreading the papers on two eight-foot tables. Next, I distribute the photo mats, cutaparts and embellishments to the pages, and then patiently wait for inspiration to hit.

After a day or two (or three), the layouts and instructions emerge. Let’s take a closer look at some of the details from the Delft Deluxe kit.


Your collection includes three Silver Dome Settings and five Delft-themed Glass Cabochons. Adhere the cabochons to the settings with CS® Bookbinding Glue and allow them to dry. Cut the grosgrain ribbon at a severe angle to create a narrow point that will enable you to thread the ribbon onto the loop on the end of each bezel. Wrap the ribbon ends around to the back of the cutapart and secure with tape.


The 8×8″ Cracked Porcelain Stencil creates a stunning border on the right edge of the spread. Use a ruler and pencil to mark a guideline about 2″ from the edge of the 12×12 Lt. Blue Plain. Place the stencil within the marked area and apply clear embossing ink to the openings directly from the pad. Move the stencil down the page to ink the entire 2×12″ area. Sprinkle the inked areas with clear embossing powder and heat to melt. Rub CS® Sapphire ink over the entire area and remove excess ink with a paper towel or wipe.


To conserve ribbon, trim to 14″, stretch across the page and tape ends onto the back of the layout. Trim a small length of ribbon and tie around the longer piece to create a simple bow. For larger ribbons like this, sometimes it’s helpful to refrain from taping both ends of the ribbon until after tying on the bow, as the ribbon length shortens slightly.


Perform the same trick with the gorgeous dark blue sheer/satin combination ribbon on the upper half of the left page.

LAYOUTS 9 & 10

Ink the edges of three cutaparts with Sapphire ink. Tie yellow satin ribbon around one cutapart and layer onto the page with foam adhesive. Attach the Silver Filigree Accent with a silver brad from your stash.


LAYOUTS 11 & 12

This double page spread pieces together in a well-balanced grid with the use of two un-cut 8.5×11 Lt. Blue Prints, two 1×8.5″ Med. Blue strips, and two .5×12 Yellow strips. Create two eye-catching accents by tying yellow satin ribbon around the lower portion of the cutaparts.

LAYOUTS 13 & 14

Stencil a border along the left edge of this layout by following the same technique used in layouts 3 & 4. Nest the White cracked porcelain cutapart onto 12″ strips of Medium and Dk. Blue, add a length of grosgrain ribbon, and finish with a silver filigree accent attached with a silver mini brad.

One of the most fabulous goodies in the kit is a pair of exceptional blue and black Gel Pens. I can’t wait for you to test them out. They write like a dream!



Place the white cutaparts onto the Dk. Blue panel with a larger space between the two. Add lace within the opening and secure the ends on the back of the panel with tape.


Note how the Lt. Blue flap on the left side of the card is shorter than the card base to reveal the Yellow panel on the inside. The Med. Blue panel is scored to create a 1″ flap which is cleverly tucked behind the Yellow panel.

Attach the silver filigree tile to the Lt. Blue flap with two silver mini brads and tuck the flap under the tile to hold it in place.


Kay perfectly captured the functionality of this 5×7″ double flapped card with this image. The left and right flaps overlap by one inch. Simply cut a 1″ slit in the center edge of the right card flap. Tuck the top portion of the left card flap beneath the right flap, and the four Yellow panels will fit into each quadrant.

Be sure you’re all set to receive the Delft collection(s) of your choice during the month of March. Join us!

It has also been brought to my attention that I inadvertently forgot to include information about next month’s collection. We’re looking forward to Cherry Blossoms in the month of April. I was just peeking at the mock-ups of the prints, and Jacqueline’s work on this kit is nothing short of stunning.



Winter PSL Spotlight–Week One Top Poster

The top poster for Week One of Winter PSL* was Cathy Gray Let’s get to know her a bit better, shall we?

What is your username on the Club Scrap Forum?


Which PSL team are you assigned to?

Karen’s Retriever’s

Do you prefer to create layouts, cards, projects, digital projects, or all of the above?


Do you follow Tricia’s assembly line instructions or do your own thing?

Both, but the reason I was able to make so much this week is because I used the ALCM instructions for my Club Stamp kits.

What was your favorite 2016 Club Scrap collection?

Paris Flea Market (or Literature)

Has Club Scrap changed the way you craft?

Yes, definitely! I get lots of inspiration from blog posts and ideas shared on the forum. The quality and beauty of the paper collections and the directions CS provides makes crafting easy.

How do the PSL challenges motivate you?

The challenges give me a starting point–a goal–to create and use up some of my CS stash, so I can make space for new CS items.

Select and attach photos of 2-3 of your favorite projects from this week. Why are these your favorites?

I enjoyed making this card using papers from Be Still (September 2007). The yellow shimmery specialty paper is gorgeous.

These next two cards are made from the 2016 Literature Club Stamp Kit using the ALCM instructions. I veered a little bit on my own on the red one. Using the cutting and scoring instructions made quick work for special cards. I am a bit embarrassed to say until now, I had not used any of the Club Stamp kits, so I am playing catch up.

I had great fun and I feel very accomplished for week one’s Shades of Gray Challenge. I completed my London Calling, Literature and Constellations Club Stamp Kits using the ALCM instructions.


*The PSL/Pro Scrapbookers League started many years ago as a crafty alternative for NFL (Pro Football League) “widows”. It kept us crafters busy in the winter while our male counterparts watched football and rooted for teams up through the Super Bowl. PSL has since expanded to include other seasons ‘n’ reasons, but it always includes fun, creativity and productivity!


February Greetings to Go Guest Artist Cards

The February Greetings to Go Guest Artist is Debra Charlesworth from Houghton, Michigan. She shares her crafty artwork on her personal blog, Lift Bridge Cards and Crafts.

It was a lot of fun making the Greetings to Go cards this month. I used a lot of PanPastels when designing the cards. Eclipse tape is a favorite for masking, and I recently discovered Post-it Tape is very similar. Post-it Labels are great for masking stamped images, too.

All of the hand-colored images are done using my PrismaColor pencils. I’ve been using them since I was ten years old–they are my favorite colored pencil. DH Paul just bought me the enormous box for Christmas. Years ago, I discovered a blending technique using a “low-odor thinner/gamsol” and a paper stump on Two Peas in a Bucket (from Michelle, owner of Purple Onion Designs). Here is a Split Coast Stampers tutorial that is also very good:
Although the result is a bit softer than that of copic markers (which I don’t own), I feel like you get similar results–AND the pencils are a heck of a lot more affordable and easier to store!


succulents HB

Stamp image with Watermark ink, color with metallic PanPastels. Add dots to punched border using a white pearl pen. I found the pearl pens at retreat a number of years ago when Michael Strong was a guest instructor. I have about half a dozen colors–I really like them for making dimensional dots on cards.

succulents thanks

Stamp pot and cactus image in Staz-on ink onto transparent tag, color with Sakura glaze pens. Add corner dots with copper pearl pen.

succulents thanks

Stamp succulent image onto wine with Parchment pigment ink. Blend Leaf and Lagoon hybrid inks direct to stamp on Ivory panel.

succulents grid

Mask off grid using Eclipse masking tape. Blend PanPastels to create background.


succulents aloe card

Emboss panels using weave-patterned embossing folder. Color stamped image with PrismaColor colored pencils, blend with low-odor thinner.

succulents congratulations

Use Leaf hybrid ink on various images to create background. Blend Leaf and Lagoon inks direct to stamp on Ivory panel. Stamp greeting with pigment ink, heat emboss with black EP.

succulents birthday

Blend Leaf and Lagoon hybrid inks direct to greeting stamp onto panel. Color pots using PrismaColor pencils, blend with low-odor thinner. Stamp succulent sprigs in Leaf, accent with colored pencil.

succulents birthday popup

Blend Moss and Topaz hybrid inks directly to greeting stamp, stamp onto panel. Apply Club Scrap Metallic Reinkers (green no longer available) directly onto the large succulent image, use a brayer to blend. Outline image using fine-tip black marker. DH Paul suggested the cute cactus pop-up image inside the card.


succulents colorful

The collage print on one of the Cutaparts inspired this background. Stamp assorted images in Carnation, Orchid, Leaf, Lagoon inks, using masks created from Post-it labels.

succulents thank you

Mask off strip using masking tape. Stamp variety of images in Watermark ink, add coordinating PanPastels and blend. Stamp sentiment in black ink, heat emboss with black EP. Use grid ruler, piercing tool and cork to create border accent.

succulents grow

Color stamped images using PrismaColors, blend with low-odor mineral spirits. Accent punched border with copper pearl pen.

succulents love cards

Place “love” and succulent medallion image on a single acrylic block, stamp with Carnation hybrid ink. Tip: Stamp “off” onto scrap paper first to get lighter image, then stamp at an angle to create background. Sentiment is Mahogany hybrid ink.

I hope you are inspired by my cards and the coloring techniques I used. Have fun giving them a try!


Succulents Club Stamp Cards

February’s Succulents Club Stamp kit shipped today, and I’m thrilled by what we were able to accomplish with the twelve sheets of paper, stamps and embellishments in this collection . . .

First, we’ll make eleven elegant cards.

And then we’ll construct two adorable purses to hold those cards! (Seriously. All this out of twelve sheets of paper.)

Click on the link below to download the paper trimming and scoring instructions.

February Club Stamp Instructions

Let’s take a peek at the card sets. Reference the images below for details on how to stamp and assemble the trimmed pieces.

CARDS 1 & 2

I finally discovered my favorite art medium for the large stamp images on the Jumbo UM sheet: watercolor crayons. Simply mist the stamp with plenty of water, apply colors directly to the stamp, re-mist, and stamp onto a card panel. Mist again without adding more color, and stamp a second or third time.

CARDS 3 & 4

The card on the left features the first watercolor stamped image, and the second card is the softer, second imprint. Define the edges of the petals on the softer image with hand drawn double lines.

CARDS 5 & 6

Die cut our punch heart shapes from small scraps of the Quad Print, and adhere to the kraft mini tags included in the kit. Top each tag with a waxed linen bow from your stash (if you have the patience), and layer onto a Wine card panel with foam adhesive.

I couldn’t resist reaching for my UM Greeting stamps for this one. Stamp the “thanks” in Jet Black ink and add a line with a white pigment pen to each downstroke of the letters.

CARDS 7 & 8

I was down to just a few pieces of paper and decided to make two card bases from an 8.5×11 sheet of Ivory. Stamp the large hens and chicks image or the small succulents onto the card base with Ash ink. Add the sentiment to the 1.5×3.75″ Ivory strip and round only the left edges with a 1/4″ punch. Adhere flush with the right edge of the card.

CARDS 9 & 10

Stamp the UM pot with Jet Black ink. Color the succulent image with watercolor crayons and stamp into the pot. Add shading to the pot and a shadow behind it with a water brush.


Load the stamp with pigment ink, stamp, cover with gold embossing powder and heat set. The embossing looked magical on the Wine paper!

If you like this set of cards, jump in and pick up the Succulents Club Stamp kit today!

See you tomorrow for details on how to construct a gift purse from one 8.5×11 sheet of paper.

Happy card making!



Succulents Gatefold Card

Create a unique gatefold card with a twist!

I found a die cut version of this gatefold card on Pinterest, and decided to put a twist on it by stamping the focal image with a large flower from the Succulents Jumbo UM set.

Score a 5.5×12″ Succulents Lt Green plain horizontally at 1.75 and 10.25″.

Flip the sheet over (bottom to top) and score horizontally at 3-7/8 and 8-1/8″.

Fold the card from left to right beginning with a mountain fold. Continue with a valley, another valley, and end with a mountain fold.

Load the Jumbo UM flower stamp with Carnation and Mahogany inks.

Anchor the gatefold card flaps with two acrylic rulers.

Stamp the image onto the center of the card with very firm pressure.

Fussy cut along the outer edges of the flower image with a craft knife, cutting mat and scissors.

Cut one 4x 5-1/4″ and two 1-7/8×5-1/4″ panels from the Deluxe Lt Green print. Nest the panels onto the card.

Optional: Add details to the flower image with a purple colored pencil.

Complete the card with a stamped and matted sentiment for the inside of the card.

Don’t you just love all the fancy folds? Be sure to share your artwork on Cheryl’s Technique Challenge Linky Party!

Keep on crafting!



Assembly Line Card Making Mash-Up

Happy Valentine’s Day! I recently found myself seriously lacking in the greeting card department, so I reached for my trusty Idea Deck Volume 5.

Two of my favorite card making formulas are the two and three of diamonds. Which one should I work with? Why both, of course!

First, I selected papers from the Succulents collection for both formulas, and cut them according to the instructions.

Instead of following the assembly instructions provided, I got a bit creative when combining the cut parts and pieces.

succulents card

I decided I wanted double-layered cards, so I trimmed half of the A2 bases to 4×5.25″ to nest (sandwich style) onto the card bases.

succulents card

Finally, I added a bit of stamping, stenciling, and embossing along with a sprinkling of simple embellishments. (Note: Some sentiments are hand-written.)


succulents card

succulents card

succulents card

succulents card

succulents card

In the end, this bucket ‘o creativity netted me seven finished cards–I even have enough pieces left over to make two more.

How have you gotten creative with your Idea Decks lately?