Saturday, December 12, 2015

My Take on Club Scrap Cards

     I am such a bad blogger!  It has been about a month since my last post, and I had planned to post Christmas cards every day for you.  OH, WELL!  lol.  So, the best monthly scrapbooking club in the world--Club Scrap--also has a monthly card club called Greetings to Go.  This year, they teamed up with the amazing watercolor artist Swarup Murthy to create special Christmas kits for both scrapbooking and cards.  Of course, I had to get both.  And never being satisfied to follow someone else's directions, I tweaked the cards a bit.
     The first thing I did was to use the GORGEOUS Club Scrap ribbon with my Bow-It-All from Zutter to create bows to jazz up the front of the cards:

     When I had used up all the CS ribbon, I headed to my stash to find more ribbon.  I am having a blast making bows this year.  Here's what those look like:

     The next thing I did differently was that I didn't use the black panel with the green panel to frame the art.  (If you look above at my first two cards, the art is framed with red and black panels; the third and fourth cards have dark green panels only).  Although I love the way the black looks with the red, I didn't think it popped with the green.  Or maybe I'm just old and can't see worth a darn.  Whatever.  That left me with 6 black panels which was more than enough to trim down to frame all the sentiments to go inside the cards which made them pop which made me very happy.  Take a look:

You get everything you need to make twelve 5x7 cards with this kit.  They are beautiful and elegant and a snap to assemble (even when you change or add stuff like I did).  Check out the Greetings To Go club at Club Scrap!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Nutcracker

Here is my last 5x7" card for a while.  I'm still using the G45 Nutcracker Sweet collection.

The blue organdy ribbon is from my stash, and the bow is made on my Bow-It-All.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

More Nutcracker Sweet cards!  All of these cards have been 5x7" cards.

This beautiful green satin ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sugar Plum Fairies

How about a pink and purple ballet card for Christmas?

I have to admit that I love this ballet, but I have seen it so many times, I probably don't want to ever see it again.  Still, I am loving these cards!  Hope you do too!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Clara and Mother Ginger

More cards!  Anyone like ballet?

The top card has a bow made with organdy ribbon on my Bow-It-All;  the bottom card has a fun fur bow.  Which bow do you like?

Friday, November 13, 2015

Snowflakes and the Nutcracker

Will she ever stop with the Nutcracker Sweet cards???  Not until she uses up every last scrap of paper!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Nutcracker and Mother Ginger

More cards!

This is such a fun collection to play with!