Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Use that Aspen Club Stamp 12-pack

Hi, and Merry Christmas!



Don't let your 12-pack of Aspen papers included in your Club Stamp kit languish for too long!

Here is a simple way to turn those twelve sheets of paper into thirteen beautiful, yet simple cards. The majority of the images stamped onto the cards came from the Collection UM sheet, also included in the Club Stamp kit.

Shall we begin with the cutting diagrams? Grab your trimmer, paper pack, and ScorePal, and let's get started.

Score one each of the 8.5x11 Green, Pale Blue and Almond Plains, and two 8.5x11 Aqua Plains vertically at 4.25". Trim each piece horizontally at 5.5".  Fold to make ten card bases.


Use a ruler's edge as a guide, and tear the Text Weight Prints into four sections, as indicated by the artwork.


Tear away all four edges from one 8.5x11 Mica Handmade. Tear in half vertically. Tear each 4x10.5 in half horizontally.


Trim one 8.5x11 Mica Handmade vertically at 8 and 4". Trim each 4x11 horizontally at 10.5 and 5.25". Cut the .5x11 horizontally at 5.5".


Trim one 8.5x11 Pale Blue horizontally at 10.5, 8.25 and 5.5". Trim the 2.75x8.5 horizontally at 6.75, 4.5 and 2.25". Cut the 2.25x8.5 horizontally at 7.5, 5 and 2.5". Tear the .5x8.5 in half. Score the 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25" and fold to create a card base.



Trim one 8.5x11 Green horizontally at 10.5, 8 and 5.5". Trim one 2.5x8.5 horizontally at 8.25, 5.5 and 2.75". Trim the other 2.5x8.5 horizontally at 6.5, 4.5 and 2.5". Tear the .5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25". Score the 5.5x8.5 at 4.25" and fold.


Cut the 8.5x11 Almond horizontally at 10.25, 9, and 5.5". Trim the 3.5x8.5 horizontally at 6.25 and 4". Trim the 3.5x4 vertically at 2.75". Cut the 2.75x4 horizontally at 2.75". Trim the 1.25x8.5 at 6.5 and 3.25". (Phew . . . I saved the most difficult one for last!)


Here are the assembled cards:

Notice the use of the small scraps as anchor strips. Small leaves stamped with Spruce ink.
Tear the text weight panel into two sections. Stamp the quote with White Pigment ink.
Stamp the skis onto the printed panel. Looks nifty!
Anchor with small, torn scraps. To fill the leaf, stamp off onto a separate sheet of paper before stamping over the leaf.
I was happy with how nice the Mica Handmade paper stamped with India Black ink.
Use an extra 4x5.25" Mica Handmade panel to line the Green card.
Fake a card panel by masking the stamped image. Use blended watercolors to create a sunset. 
You can use other Club Stamp paper collections with this formula, however keep in mind that the Pale Blue, Green and Almond sheets were cut to sizes to accommodate the stamps in this collection.

I hope you give it a try!
Tricia


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

I can't believe today is the eve of our last kit giveaway! Today's vintage kit is the July 2005 Wings Club Scrap kit. This kit has some of the most amazing raised printed papers we have ever done. It includes both 8-1/2 x 11" and 12x12" premium papers, two wood-mounted stamps, a template stencil, rub-ons and much, much more.




For your chance to win this great kit for free, please leave a comment below. We'll select one comment at random and post the profile name of the winner on the December 25th blog post by 10am Central. Good luck!

AND YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THE DAY 25 GIVEAWAY, so be sure to visit the blog tomorrow for a very special collection to be given away as our final gift!

Yesterday's (Day 23) Giveaway random drawing winner was comment #1, tsurowiec! Congratulations! Watch your inbox for more information about your prize!

57 comments:

  1. love the texture on those papers...colors are good too!

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  2. Love, Love, Love this kit, and I just can't get enough of it! These cards are FANTASTIC ! ! Merry Christmas Cub Scrap! Your Rock ! ! !

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  3. I love my Aspen homemade paper. The cards are so wonderful!!

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  4. Tricia, thanks so much for another one of your great ALCM formulas for the Club Stamp paper pack. I love these so much!!

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    1. Tricia, I only count instructions for 11 cards. Did you use the second aqua piece?

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    2. Keen eye, Arlene! Looks like I forgot to list the second Aqua 8.5x11 Plain in the list of card base papers. I'll fix that up. Thanks!

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    3. Thanks Tricia. Now we have 13 cards!

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    4. Correct again! Apparently I have Caribbean brain. I see thirteen cards there, so I've edited the text in the first paragraph to read "thirteen cards." Yay! It's like getting a bonus!

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  5. Great article today with your usual excellent instructions - thanks!
    Linda L in Tennessee

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  6. Those are beautiful cards! (hollykoster)

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  7. Aspen is so refreshing, and I love, love, love the texture of wings.
    Stef

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  8. Tricia, your cards are always so beautiful. Thank you for this awesome set of instructions.

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  9. Awesome cards. Happy holidays everyone!

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  10. Great card instructions! Merry Christmas everyone!

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  11. Tricia- thanks again for another formula. The cards are just breathtaking.
    Marian Biegel

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  12. Wonderful cards Tricia. The wings collection is really one of Club Scraps most amazing paper collections. the texture of this paper is truly amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win this kit.

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  13. I am loving all the projects and creations on the blog! I think this is going to be a terrific change to the Scrap Rap format. Nice work, CS! and thanks for the instructions Tricia. The cards are wonderful!

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  14. Oh, Thanks for a fun tutorial and this 25 days of Christmas has been awesome.
    Merry Christmas to a great staff at Club Scrap.

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  15. Thank you for this crafty countdown! It has been fun!

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  16. What a great holiday gift to have another set of ALCM instructions -- this really facilitates making a set of cards -- perfect for the Club Stamp card caddy. It is great to have a project that just uses paper. I'm going to try out the instructions on paper from another kit to make sure I understand.

    Regina Harris

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  17. Love those cards Tricia! Merry Christmas to all my CS friends! Mary S

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  18. These are beautiful Tricia! I played with that mica paper last night and it is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing all of these great card ideas.

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  19. Wonderful cards and I can always use another set of ALCM instructions.
    Michelle R

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  20. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing. Now I need to get busy on some cards.

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  21. The Wings kit looks so inspirational. So many colors and rich texture too. Linda T.




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  22. Lovely cards and Wings is such a cool kit. Merry Christmas Tricia, Cliff and Emily.

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  23. Thank you for this wonderful Christmas give away event. Even though I haven't won YET its been fun every day to see the old kits and enter

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  24. Can't wait to try this with my aspen kit.

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  25. Love the ideas now I have to get that kit

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  26. Just want to wish all the folks at Club Scrap a very Merry Christmas!

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  27. Merry Christmas! I just love the cards and this kit is so awesome. Someone is going to get a wonderful Christmas gift when they win this prize!

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  28. Thank you for yet another wonderful tutorial. Merry Christmas!

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  29. I always love getting cutting ideas for cards, so thank you very much!

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  30. super cute cards thanks for direction and Love these give a ways

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  31. Oh my. I would love to win.
    Thank you for your ideas. I use them constantly.
    Tish

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  32. Thank you for these extra instructions - I love, love this Aspen set - beautiful!

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  33. I love ALMCs, Just in time for making my Card caddy.

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  34. I love this - and I am sure that this formula will work well with other CS paper packs I still have in my stash. Thanks, Tricia.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  35. Thank you for the card inspiration and instruction, Tricia. And thank you for a great year of the Club Scrap blog...it is so helpful and fun. And thank you for the chance to win the amazing Wings kit.

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  36. This will be noted and kept as pattern for cards... Thank you

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  37. Thanks for the card formula! I'm loving all the tuts and techniques this month!

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  38. Luv your cards, really luv the instruction idea's, that's a Bonus in it self. CS Luv you all and have a "Blessed Merry Christmas."

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  39. I'm always excited when alcm directions are given for my club stamp kit! Thanks so much!

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  40. I've loved all the blog post and the give aways are awesome!!

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  41. Thanks for all of your inspiration this holiday season. Happy Holidays to all of our Club Scrap friends. Chris (aka buechs)

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  42. Wonderful set of cards with these cutting diagrams!

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  43. The watercolor background is gorgeous!

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  44. thanks for the template - love these!
    Sandra ltb

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  45. I love the templates! Can't wait to hive them a try!

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  46. Great set - I am becoming Assembly line addicted - Disastrous, NOT. Love the wings set, so many uses. Happy Holidays to all from me in Australia.

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  47. Can't believe I lived in Wisconsin for 10 years and didn't know about your company! Would love the chance to play with one of these "vintage Club Scrap" kits. Today's projects with the Aspen papers are beautiful!

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    1. It's always great to meet new, local friends! We will be offering workshops at the Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee. Be sure to stop by and say "hi" if you get the opportunity to go to the show!

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