Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.



Monday, December 17, 2018

Make and Take with Holly December 20

Make and Take with Holly Every Thursday 
Happy Monday ladies.  So close to Christmas and so much to do!  If you need a break from the hustle bustle come and join us for make and take this Thursday.  We will make a fun new year card using the color burst powders and altenew letter dies.
Email hollyth@shaw.ca to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm
Remember your adhesive and travel mug.
$5.00 for one card, $7.00 for 2. ($10.00 if you aren't in class)
 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Fun Friday with Pam

 Bo Bunny Banner Year. See details below
After stamping addition below
 
The spine was made with a sturdy cardstock cut as the same width as your book. Scored at 1/2" - 1/2"- 1/4" repeat, you may have to piece two strips together to do your entire 12 pages with covers. Once you have enough scored, fold with a folding tool. Then secure the 1/2 inch measurements back to back. You will secure the spine as you go between the chipboard base and the wallpaper base.
To make your pages cut 13 chipboard pieces at 6" x 6" Secure one piece to each spine carefully to form the book base.
This is the detail of each 'background page'
NOTE: the top flap on the left hand side and the side flap on the right.
You will make these flaps out of the same cardstock as your background page covering.
For each month you will need 2 sheets of 8-1/2 x 11
               NOTE: This size works best as you will have left over pieces to                       use as matting for photos or inserts
Cut two @ 6" x 6" or to fit each page at full coverage
Cut two flaps:
   one @ 1" x 5 score at 1/2 " fold
   one @ 1" x 4-1/2 score at 1/2 " fold
Cut two @ approximately 7" x 2-1/2"
Score along sides and bottom at 1/2" This will form the pockets along the bottom of each page.
Trim your pocket corners so when you close them they will lay flatter.
Secure one to each side on the bottom. You may have to adjust the fit on one side to have them fit perfectly.
Each month has an identical sheet of cut outs.
Cut them completely apart.
Ink all edges of each piece before gluing down.
Journaling attaches to flap on top left, month to flap on right hand side.
Tag detail. cut one slightly bigger of background paper and one slightly smaller of white or crème paper. Assemble as one unit, journal, special note, quotes on the inside of tag.
Above is the plain shot. To dress them up a bit, find a stamp you like and stamp away. This is just a background, you will be adding in your month by month details later. You can add in photos under each flap. Really make it your own.
After above
Before below


Use little bits to make a matchbook tuck in.
Continue with the same basic process for all months
Each month will have an extra journal card I created with a stamp. This way you can make note of your special dates to  remember. they are stamped both sides for a total of 32 lines. This will certainly cover each day of the month.


 


Don't forget to consider the back sides of this gorgeous paper in case you like it better.
 
 




Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Deep Sea Kit 'card2' with Debie Selby

 
Hello, it is Debbie with the final blog post featuring the Deep Sea Collection available at Scrapendipity.

Today I am doing an assessment card.  What does that mean?  It means I assessed what I still had left in the kit and about how it could work together.
~First thing I did was pick up a piece of ephemera and wondered what it was.  I realized eventually that it was a mermaid’s tail.
~ I remembered that I had seen a wonderful quote about mermaids printed on the margin of one of the papers. Check.
~ I had only used one teeny rhinestone to date. Check.
~ I hadn't yet used any of the wooden embellishments. Check.
~There were plenty of ephemera pieces left and a ton of paper. Check.
~ The piece de la resistance was the Mermaid Scales foiled paper. 
~I had my card for today.  The mermaid’s tail was outlined with the rhinestones.
 I am not going to lie to you………..this took a while to get lined up the way I wanted.  By the time, I finally did get them on, I was concerned about the amount of stick I had left on them.    Then I had an idea.  I covered the tail with Wink of Stella and then coated the tail in Nuvo Glaze allowing it to run into the rhinestones lining the edge of the tail.  Hopefully, that will keep the rhinestones where they belong.
 I arranged the ephemera and wooden embellishments as shown on the card,  and mounted them on a piece of fun foam (not included) for dimension.  I cut up the sentiment so that it would fit on the card as shown.

There is still plenty of stuff left in the kit.  I could recreate most of what I have made using different papers, the sticker sheet, and left-over rhinestones.  This is a fabulous kit and it works for many different occasions and locations.

 

New In Warehouse

 
Resin Mold Leafy Blossoms HERE
In the Garden Resin Mold HERE
Gift Card Holder Die HERE
Thinlits Die, Solapa de Invitaci'on Delicada HERE
 
Twist Panel Pop up Die HERE
Adirondak Chair Pop Up Die HERE
Daisy Pop Up Die HERE
Flower Pot pop up Die HERE
Birthday Charms Die HERE
Dreams Daily Planner HERE
Daily Planner Epoxy Clips HERE
Daily Planner Carte Poste HERE
Bundled up Stamp set HERE
Matching Die HERE
Thinlets Die set Christmas ornaments HERE
6 x 12 Sizzix Card Pack HERE
NOTE: We have a huge in store selection for immediate sales, as well as unique items available in store only.  When you are shopping our online store, please allow 3-4 business days for your order to be shipped from the warehouse for in store pickup or delivery by mail.  As indicated in the online catalogue, some items may be  pre ordered, with an approximate delivery date, or out of stock.

Click on HERE to shop online today!!
208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St) Calgary, Alberta
See google directions HERE

Monday, December 10, 2018

Make and Take with Holly December 13


Happy Monday
We are already half way thru the month and finished Christmas cards.  This week we will make a fun little treat holder.(I will even supply the chocolate)
Email hollyth@shaw.ca to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.
Please remember your adhesive and a travel mug for coffee

Holiday Store Hours

Over the holidays We will be closed December
 23 - 26
and reopen December 27. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Deep Sea Kit 'card' with Debie Selby

 
Hello, Debbie here with the next project using the contents of the Deep Sea Collection kit available at Scrapendipity.
 
Today, I am switching from layouts and on to making a card from the kit.  Included in the kit is a great stamp set featuring turtles and shells.  I picked out a piece of paper from the kit that looked like water but wasn't too dark as I wanted to colour right over the background paper for a one-layer card.  I used Gina K Amalgam ink as it can be used for both water colouring and alcohol ink-based projects without smearing.  The trick with this project is to use a stamp positioner and leave the stamps where they are after stamping. I decided to use pencil crayons and Gamsol to colour the images.  After the colouring was complete, I put the image back in the positioner.  I liberally patted the image with an embossing buddy and then stamped it as before using Versamark ink.  I added clear embossing powder and heat set it.
  The image literally came alive with this treatment.  I white heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set on a piece of black cardstock and attached it with foam tape for dimension.  Finally, I added tiny bubbles from my stash, but the same effect could be achieved using the small rhinestones that are included in the kit.
 
Have I used everything in the kit?  Not even close.  Watch for my next post where the rhinestones and wooden embellishments get a workout.  Stay tuned!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Deep Sea Collection Kit 2 with Debbie Selby

 
Hello, Debbie here with my second layout made from the contents of the 'Deep Sea Kit' available at Scrapendipity.

This time I wanted to use some of the other elements included in the kit.  There is a marvelous stencil of some turtles and a piece of seaweed included in the kit.  I decided to use Ranger Texture paste (not included)with the stencil, but you could also choose to use inks or sprays.  Distress re-inkers work very well to give the normally white paste brilliant colour and that is what I used to make the turtles green (lucky clover) and the seaweed blue green(peacock feathers).
Please use any of these, if it shows the technique/embellishments better
  I wanted to give the layout more of a mixed media look, so I sprayed a couple of different Prima mica sprays from my stash (Emerald and Glistening Waves) along with splattering some white acrylic ink on the background before adding the rest of the elements. The sprays are not included and not necessary as the paper is lovely all by itself, but I just like the spattered look.  I find that both the sprays and the texture paste  buckled the background paper a bit.  I flattened it,  by taping it to a 120# white piece of cardstock with copious amounts of wide Scor tape (not necessary and not included but I detest paper with ripples, so I did it)  I  framed the picture with one of the darker papers and adhered it to a narrow strip of the fan coral paper.  I arranged the ephemera pieces, shell and bubble diecut as shown on the layout. 
I added Nuvo glaze to the Wild and Free sentiment and a few other pieces for shine and dimension.  I added a rhinestone to the anchor and finally made the biggest Nuvo (Morning Dew) bubbles ever, over the ephemera bubbles and called it done.

Next Post Sunday!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Deep Sea Kit with Debbie Selby

 

Hello, Debbie on the blog today.  Scrapendipity has made up some incredible kits using Kaisercraft's Deep Sea Collection.  I confess that often it takes me hours to review and pull out what I want to use for a layout before I can even get started on the layout itself.  That did not happen with this wonderful kit.  It has so many fantastic elements, that I really didn't have to dig for anything else.

I decided to cut the wonderful varnished clam shell paper in half to basically frame the scene of the two-page layout.  I had pictures of Bora Bora where the beautiful aqua water was the star of the show, but I didn't want it to become Boring Boring on the page.  I loved the bubbles die cuts that are included in the kit and so I decided to use them as frames for our snorkeling pictures.
 There are enough coral reef/sea weed diecuts in the kit to form the ocean floor.  Included also are some lovely seashell diecuts.  The sand bottom was just hand cut with a light beige cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the layout pages.  Although it isn't necessary and is not included in the kit, I added some Dirty Sand embossing powder from Emerald Creek to the sand bottom.  The smaller turtle diecuts which are also included, have an open shell.  I decided to attach a hand cut piece of dark green cardstock to the back of the turtle shell, just so they would show up a bit more against the busy background paper.
 The larger turtle diecut is also included and has an open design shell.  Once again, I hand cut and glued a piece of dark green cardstock behind the open shell.  I wanted some more texture, so I filled the hexagons on the large turtle’s back with Nuvo Crystal Glaze.  The Bora Bora title and year diecuts were cut on my electronic cutter and are not included.  I will make an exception and include the titles in the kit, if you are going to Bora Bora and you agree to take me with you.  I edged all the diecuts with ink and a sponge dauber to give them some extra definition. Finally, I added a bit more dimension by putting Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew) as water droplets on the bubbles frames.

The contents of this kit are simply amazing.  Today I used just some of the paper, diecuts and cardstock.  My future posts will use more diecuts, paper, stencil, wooden embellishments, ephemera, bling and a stamp set which are all in the kit.

 See in Store to buy this kit, and check back Friday for more layouts
 

New In The Warehouse

Thinlits Die Set Bows HERE
Season of Joy Impresslits HERE
 
Fresh Baked Thinlits Die HERE
Impresslits Magic of the Season HERE
Thinlets Die Flurry #3
Thinlets Die Flurry #4 HERE
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Paper Pack HERE
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Ephemera HERE
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Washi Tape HERE
 
Vicki Boutin Field Notes
Vicki Boutin Field Notes
 
 
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Icons HERE
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamp and Die Set HERE
Vicki Boutin Field Notes  Ink Spill HERE
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Shine Stamp and Die HERE
One of a kind Black Thickers HERE
 
 
NOTE: We have a huge in store selection for immediate sales, as well as unique items available in store only.  When you are shopping our online store, please allow 3-4 business days for your order to be shipped from the warehouse for in store pickup or delivery by mail.  As indicated in the online catalogue, some items may be  pre ordered, with an approximate delivery date, or out of stock.

Click on HERE to shop online today!!
208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St) Calgary, Alberta
See google directions HERE