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March Artist Team Challenge–Digital Hybrid Crafting

Each month we supply our Artist Team members with a digital kit. This month, we challenged our artists to come up with unique ways to incorporate these digital elements into hybrid artwork.

After downloading the March Delft Digital kit, I opened the files in Photoshop and printed out the quad print.

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Next, I isolated three pieces of artwork, resized each, and placed them onto a new blank document so I could print them all at once.

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After trimming out the printed elements, I was able to make four cards and three pendants.

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Delft Digi Hybrid Pendants

Visit my personal blog to take a closer look at each card and to see how the pendants were made.

NOW LET’S GET HOPPING!

Are you ready to see what the rest of the Artist Team has created? Kelly is your next stop on the hop. I’ve included a list of bloggers below, just in case you lose your place. Happy hopping!

Kelly at Serendipity and Whimsy

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Inkstains with Roni

Pam at A Peeling Papercrafts

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Josette at Little Bits

Sweeet Designs by Cheryl

Deb Duz Scrappin

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

BONUS: Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper

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Oval Tunnel Gift Box Freebie

Since Valentine’s Day is just a week away, it’s time to get crafting! I created these fun Oval Tunnel Gift Boxes to hold some cute lil’ Valentines or chocolate kisses–perfect for giving to those special someones.

If you’d like to make one of your own, and have an electronic cutting machine that works with SVG cut files, you can CLICK HERE to purchase the file.

I used the SVG file with my Cricut to cut Wine and Ivory paper from this month’s Succulents kit . I ran the matting pieces through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. After inking and adding a few embellishments, these little beauties are ready to fill and give away.

Now, what about that FREEBIE in the title, you ask?

Well, here it is – I used the digital hybrid Succulents kit to design a printable version of the Oval Tunnel box. Simply click HERE to download the free file.

For home printing and assembly of this freebie, you’ll need:

  • (2) 8.5×11” Club Scrap Plain White or light-colored cardstock
  • Color printer
  • Scissors or craft knife/cutting mat
  • Adhesive (CS Bookbinding Glue works best)
  • Foam Brush
  • Embellishments
  1. Trim out printed elements using scissors or a craft knife and cutting mat.
  2. Score and fold along dotted lines on each base.
  3. Adhere all of the corresponding Panels to the Front/Back and Curved Sides. Nest the Mini Hearts onto the heart-shaped handles.

4. Glue two bases together, overlapping at the center.

5. To close, tuck the heart-shaped handles through the slits in the sides of the base.

So whether you let your machine do the cutting or you print and cut your own, I hope you enjoy making this cute little box.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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Digital Hybrid Gift Ideas

Creating wonderful digital hybrid gifts is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Holiday Hybrid Cottage Project

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  1. Visit our Digital Store and purchase one of our Hybrid projects.
  2. Download the artwork, along with the detailed instructions, to your computer.
  3. Print the items on paper from your stash and assemble.

There are so many different projects to choose from including gift boxes, folios, layouts and cards.

Bugs Digital Hybrid Folio

Bugs Digital Hybrid Folio

Holiday Purses and Pillow Boxes

Holiday Hybrid Purses and Pillow Boxes

Blossom Digital Hybrid Box

Blossom Digital Hybrid Box Project

My Funny Valentine Digital 8×8 Hybrid Layout

I created this happy little row of lighted houses with elements from the Holiday Hybrid Cottage Project.

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For detailed instructions of how I created this project, please visit my blog, Cape Cod Scrapper.

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********** DAY 1 WINNER **********

Yesterday’s random drawing winner for the August 2004 Fossils kit is scrappinjen. Congratulations Jennifer! Watch your email for more information.

Day Two Giveaway: December 2007 Sparkle kit. Includes printed and plain papers, a wood mounted stamp set, Embellishment Pack, Sparkle Acrylic Album project, and so much more.

Leave a comment below today, 12/14/16, before 11:59pm Central time, for a chance to win this kit in a random drawing. (Winner will be announced by 10am Central at the bottom of the 12/15/16 blog post.)

**********THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**********

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Fall PSL-Week Four

The top poster for Week Two of Fall PSL* was Cindy Carhart. Let’s get to know her a bit better, shall we?

Which PSL team are you assigned to?

Karen’s Oaks

Do you prefer layouts (what size?), cards, projects, digi, or all of the above?

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Do you follow ALSB/ALCM instructions or make up your own?
A use a combination of my own ideas and some inspiration from some QDDL templates.

What is your favorite 2016 Club Scrap collection?

Creative License – my favorite thing to do is to pick a point on the map, grab my camera and go.

How has Club Scrap changed the way you craft?

I’ve gone mostly digital now. I have kits and papers in the closet just dying to be used!

What’s your favorite thing about PSL challenges?

Challenging myself to get as many layouts done as possible in one week. And get some digital albums completed.

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

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Shark Bridge – It was fun playing with the masks and layers so that the sharks were swimming around my head.

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Cuenca Art – Graffiti seemed like the perfect paper to display city’s wall art.

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Cuenca Medical Museum – I finally found photos that I could use with the Office Space kit.

Congrats to Cindy and all of the other PSL players for getting those pages, cards and other projects completed. Have a great weekend!

*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!

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Card Sketch meets Digital

Have you heard about our Monthly Card Sketch Challenge?  It is hosted by Roni, a traditional paper crafter, and Annette, who is strictly a digital scrapbooker. Take a look at what Annette created this month!

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Inspired by the traditional and digital talents of these two ladies, I thought it would be fun to combine the two and create cards featuring a bit of both. I love how they turned out.

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Here’s how to make these colorful cards for yourself.

Print any two of the Paradise digital backgrounds onto an 8.5×11″ matte  white photo paper. There are four images in the kit and I chose the palm fronds and Hibiscus flowers for my cards.

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Trim in half vertically at 4.25″, creating one card base and digital panels which will go on the front of the cards.

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Fold the plain 4.25×11″ in half vertically to create a 4.25×5.5″ card base.

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Trim the digital print vertically at 4″. Rotate the 4×11 print and cut at 5.75 and 5.25″ to make two panels. Trim each panel horizontally at 3″.

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Fold a separate 5.5×8.5″ white piece in half horizontally to create the second 4.25×5.5″ card and adhere the second set of prints to the top.

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Print other digital images from the kit onto sticker paper.  Fussy cut the art, which will become the focal images on the front of each card.

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Attach Hibiscus Washi Tape to  .75×2.5″ duplex paper strips to create interest.

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Cut .25×4″ divider strips to hide the seams between the two digital hybrid prints. Attach the strips to the panel seams with Bookbinding Glue using a Needle Tipped Applicator. It’s perfect for those tiny strips!

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Add a few of the Paradise Lite Rhinestone stickers to the strips.

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Finally, stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Greeting UM to the front of each card using India ink.

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Look at how bright and fun the cards turned out!

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Want to try it yourself?  Visit our Digital Store to download the art!

Happy Hybrid Paper Crafting!

Julie2015Julie

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Literature Hybrid Layout

Literature Digital and Deluxe kit elements combine to form one fantastic layout!

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I was immediately inspired to try Donna’s technique challenge upon seeing this cool card on Pinterest.

Create digital backgrounds, a page title and embellishments with a favorite scrapbooking app on the computer. (I use iScrapbook.) Print images onto Matte photo paper.

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Stamp and emboss images from the Literature Greeting UM with Antique Gold embossing powder on Dk. Kraft paper.

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Layer the digital circle embellishments (3/4″ punch) with Red paper (1″circle punch). Attach to the centers of each gold embossed fussy cut circle with a gold brad.

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Create the title with the Berylium font and adjust the color to match the Red paper. Add a drop shadow to create dimension on the Ivory digital journaling block. Trim the title block, layer onto a Bronze panel and add to the layout onto the 8.5×11 Ivory print.

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Create a border strip with layered Ivory paper, red satin and brown plaid ribbons from the Deluxe Fiber Pack.

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Layer photos onto the digitally created prints and the Deluxe Brown print. Set aside the third digital print for another project.

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I love how the Digital and Paper kit memberships combine flawlessly each month and inspire my creativity!

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May I have the envelope, please?

Last week I wrote a blog post sharing my Garden Shed Greetings to Go cards. While the cards are super cute, I noticed how plain and neglected the envelopes were by comparison. After playing with the digi kit to decorate my cards, I realized the prints would make fun liners to dress up the envies.

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After using PSE to resize each of the four quad prints to fit the envelopes, I printed them onto text-weight paper, trimmed them*, and attached them to the inside.

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I was having fun playing around in Photoshop, so I even added some cute little bees and butterflies.

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Now that your envies are fully lined, don’t forget about the fronts and flaps! Images and phrases from the Greeting UM add a bit of lighthearted decoration, banishing those envelope blahs.

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Next time you’re making cards, don’t miss the chance to jazz up those envelopes, too!

karen-avatar Happy crafting!

*I was asked what method I used for trimming the liners. Since each set of four envelopes was a different size/shape, I did the following:

  • Trace the shape of the envelope onto the plain side of printed paper, carefully cut out with scissors.
  • Use paper trimmer to cut 1/4″ inch from one long side and 1/8″ from bottom edge of liner.
  • Re-trace the flap shape on the trimmed side. Use that liner as a template for remaining three envies.
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September Greetings to Go Guest Artist

When I first discovered we’d be doing a Garden Shed theme this year, I was tickled to say the least. For those who’ve been following me for a while, you know I love to garden ALMOST as much as I love to play with paper.

Before starting the Garden Shed Greetings to Go cards, I purchased and downloaded the Garden Shed Digital kit. I printed each of the pre-designed art sheets onto plain white card stock on my home printer. From there, I used a combination of Embellishment Cutaparts, UM stamps and digi hybrid elements to embellish my cards.

Here’s how you can make your own:

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SET A: 4¼x5½” DOUBLE Z-FOLD CARDS

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Stamp the large collage image from Jumbo UM in Earth hybrid ink onto an orphaned ivory panel (mine was left over from experimenting with Gelato watercoloring techniques).  Add a length of blue ribbon to center of the Z-fold strip. Use 2-inch circle punch to remove butterfly image from digi hybrid printable. Stamp HB (Greeting UM) on inside teal panel. Add Cutapart sentiment and Silver Bumble Bee Charm.

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Both printed panels on the inside of this card were trimmed from the digi hybrid quad printable. Silver dragonfly dazzle sticker from my stash.

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Stamp bee skep image (Jumbo UM) onto front teal panel with Earth Hybrid ink. Fussy-cut bee image from digi printable and add glitter glue to wings. Add Cutaparts to embellish inside back panel and Z-fold strip. (The inside ivory panel is leftover from the Gelato/stamped collage image piece from the first card.)

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I had some big fun playing with the digi kit for this card. I copied the potted plant image from the printable, then did a bit of digi magic to remove the citrus tree. I copied and pasted multiple “pot” images onto a new document, printed, then fussy cut the pots to add to the Z-fold strip. The full potted plant digi image was fussy cut and adhered to the back panel. Finally, I added a butterfly Cutapart and HB stamped panel.

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SET B: 3¾x5” BUTTER CARDS

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Stamp watering can collage image (Jumbo UM) onto teal panel with Earth Hybrid ink. Stamp “Happy Birthday” (Greeting UM) in India ink onto ivory art panel (leftover from first card). Trim “grow” artwork from the Embellishment Cutaparts.

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Stamp butterfly image (Art Nouveau UM)  and HB greeting onto trimmed citron panel with India ink. Color butterfly with various shades of blue watercolor pencil.

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Trace image with black fine-tip marker and add highlights with white watercolor pencil. Use a waterbrush to add flecks of black and white watercolor to entire panel.

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Stamp butterfly image (Art Nouveau UM) onto teal panel with CS Watermark ink to create background. Stamp butterfly in Ash and sentiment in India ink onto framed Cutapart. Embellish with dragonfly dazzle sticker.

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To create this simple card, add Embellishment Cutapart to teal panel, then wrap several layers of multicolor fiber to embellish.

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SET C: 3¾x8½” WHITE CARDS

To create the next two cards, use Photoshop Elements to crop and resize the fruit and bee hive prints from the digi hybrid quad printable to 3.25 x 8″. Copy and paste onto a new blank document for printing, like this:

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Once printed, use trimmer to cut panels to desired size.

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Nest fruit print panel onto citron panel. Add Embellishment Cutapart and Silver Bumble Bee Charm.

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Center bee hive panel onto citron panel. Add long narrow sentiment from the digi hybrid printable and “Happy Birthday” Cutapart greeting.

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Stamp word collage (Jumbo UM) in Ash hybrid ink onto mint panel to create background. Wrap panel with teal ribbon and embellish with Silver Bumble Bee Charm tied with blue waxed linen thread.

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Use CS Watermark ink to stamp butterfly image onto citron, then over-stamp with “HB” greeting in Ash.

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Stamp noise image (April 2004 Friendship WM) with Ash hybrid ink to create background. Use grid ruler and blue fine-tip marker to trace border around “serenity” Embellishment Cutapart to mimic the frame on the two smaller Cutaparts. Decorate butterfly with glitter glue. Adhere to panel.

I think the new digital kit format makes an excellent companion purchase to our card clubs, especially Greetings to Go (no stamping!) Digital club members pay $2.95 per month, and non-members can pick up the new digi hybrid kits for just $4.95.

I hope you enjoyed my “hybrid” greeting cards. If you’ve been nervous about trying digital in the past, now’s the time to go for it. The new format couldn’t be easier for the novice user, while still offering huge creative potential for experienced users. Why not give it a try?

karen-avatar Happy crafting!

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Summer PSL-Week 3

Week Three of Summer PSL* has come to a close. The top poster this week was Cindy Carhart. Let’s get to know her a bit better, shall we?

What is your username on the Club Scrap Forum?

cmonster

Which PSL team are you assigned to?

Kay’s Desklamp’s. Back to back PSL’s on Kay’s team.

Scrapper, stamper or both?

Both.  It’s safer for me to digi scrap because when I go analog (paper), I lose all sense of time and forget to go to bed.

Which three Club Scrap collections are your favorites?

Right now, it would have to be:
 – Boardwalk
–  National Parks
–  Cape Cod

How has Club Scrap changed the way you craft?

Almost all digi all of the time; except for those occasional album projects.

What are your top three “can’t live without” crafting tools?

  1. Photoshop – I’d probably die without it.
  2. ATG – the mother of all tape guns
  3. Bone Folder – I must have at least 4 of them somewhere

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

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Beach Babes – I had fun doing something different with the layout and the kids are so darn cute.
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Donald and Me – What can more can I say other than – It’s Donald Duck
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Hungry Hungry Chippy –  The furry creature eating an a green M&M was too cute.  Plus love a mixture of color and black and white in the same layout.
Congrats to Cindy, and all of the other PSL players for getting those pages, cards and other projects completed. Have a great weekend!
*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!
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Digi Hybrid Art Journaling

Hi, I’m Wendy. The August Main Retreat is well under way. With the staff busy with Retreat attendees, I’m happy to be your guest blogger for today.

I love when a Club Scrap kit just “speaks” to me. I had just written this blog post, Life is Like a Bowl Full of Cherries (reminiscing about my grandparents), before I downloaded the July 2016 Office Space digital kit. Of course I had already seen the spoiler for Office Space, but everything came together after I found this picture of Erma Bombeck:

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I enjoy trying new things and art journaling is my newest “thing”. Problem is, I am a bit of a perfectionist. BUT I have found a way to make this work for me: I create my art journal layouts digitally and then reproduce the design on paper.

I’d like to share the art journal layout I created using Office Space (and inspired by Erma!) along with a how-to video.

I measured out the size of my small Dylusions art journal and created a new document in Photoshop Elements (PSE). I started pulling in digital elements and played with where I wanted everything to go.

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That AWESOME Office Space Quick Brown Fox Stencil was the missing piece! I immediately ordered one from the Club Scrap online store and then created one in PSE to test out the design for my background.

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Once I decided on the final design of my art journal layout, I transferred the perfectly-sized elements to an 8.5 x11 document so that I could print them out on Club Scrap card stock.

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I fussy cut the images, collected my supplies and let the magic happen!

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Here’s a quick video of my process:

Thank you for this fun opportunity to guest blog. I always relish a chance to get creative!

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Wendy Bellino

Blog: https://wendybellino.co/

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