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Blog Sketch Contest #26

Check out this sketch and interpretation by our wonderful sketch designer Katie Turner:

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Now it’s your turn! Enter your layout into our Blog Sketch contest folder which can be found here. Don’t forget to put your NAME and the words BLOG SKETCH #26 in the subject line. The lucky winner will receive an envie of goodies courtesty of Scrapbooker’s Club House!

Deadline: September 30th, 2009

I look forward to seeing your entries!!

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It’s Our Birthday!!

In honor of Scrapbooker’s Club House 5th anniversary and as a thank you to our customers, we are having a HUGE sale! You can find items all over the store from 10% all the way to 70% off! This sale will run for one week only and will end Thursday Sept. 24th.

Happy Shopping!

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Layered Flowers

By Nicole D.

You will need:

Pattern paper
Pencil
Brown ink
Stapler
Button
Adhesive
Scissors

1. Free hand or trace flower template. I traced some Fancy Pants chipboard flower shapes for mine. As you can see, they don’t all need to be the same shape but they do need to be different sizes.

2. Cut out flower shapes with scissors. If you want a fuller flower, trace and cut more of the first 2 layers.

3. Ink edges of flowers using brown ink.

4. Fold flowers in half and staple along crease. For the smallest flower, fold in half twice and then staple. Set the smallest flower aside.

5. Begin to layer the flowers. Open the largest one and shape it the way you want. Then open the next flower layer and adhere to the previous with tape runner/glue dots/adhesive. Continue until you have all the layers attached.

6. Attach button to flower center and voila! It is now ready to your layout, card, or altered item.

I hope you enjoyed this TTT and will show us the flowers you have made too!  :0)

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Altered Oatmeal Container

By Dawn (scrapnn-MO)

We are going to make you a container to use as storage for whatever purpose you desire.

Step 1:
Gather your supplies.
3 Different PPs (I used Paper Trunk Gigi Collection)
Paper Trimmer
Oatmeal Container
glue and water (you will need equal parts of both, mix in the bowl together)
bowl
foam paint brush
embellishments of your choosing
compass
scissors

Step 2:
Take your first sheet of PP and cut your first size 12 inches long by 7 inches tall and take the scrap and cut you a piece that is 7 inches long by 5 inches tall this piece is to cover the gap at the back.

Step 3 & 3a:
Take your 12 by 7 sheet you just cut and butt the bottom edge up and make yourself a line all the way around the oatmeal container.

Step 4:
This line is for you to know where to stop with your glue/water solution that your applying with foam paint brush.

Step 5:
Apply your two cut out sheets of pp, starting with the smaller size first and overlap the edges with the larger size. Take you fingers and smooth out any bubbles and wrinkles you have. Let dry for 5 minutes or longer if neccessary.

Step 6:
Now take you second sheet of PP and cut yourself a piece that is 12 inches long by 2 3/4 inches tall along with another piece from the same sheet 5 inches long by 2 3/4 inches tall this small piece is to cover the gap in the back. Apply the glue/water solution to the back of the pp.

Step 7:
Apply to top edge of oatmeal container. Take you fingers and smooth out any bubbles and wrinkles you have. Let dry for 5 minutes or longer is neccessary.

Step 8:
Take your final sheet of pp and cut one piece 12 inches long by 1 inch tall and another piece 5 inches long by 1 inch tall, this small piece is to cover the gap in the back. Apply glue/water solution to the back as well. Apply the pp to the bottom of your oatmeal container. Take you fingers and smooth out any bubbles and wrinkles you have. Let dry for 5 minutes or longer if neccessary.

Step 9:
Apply your glue/water solution to the whole container to seal it and let dry for 5-10 minutes. Make sure you cover the whole thing.

Now for your lid

Lid Step 1:
In the middle of you lid there should be a little nipple in the center. Take your compass and place the point there and move the pencil out to the rim. Mine measured 2 1/4 inch.

Lid Step 2:
Take that measurement and make your circle on 3rd sheet of pp. Cut out with scissors. Apply glue/water solution to the back of the pp. Let dry for 5 minutes or longer if neccessary.

Lid Step 3:
Then apply another coat of glue/water solution to the whole lid to seal. Let dry for another 5-10 minutes.

Last and final step for both the lid and container.
Embellish to your liking!

Thanks for coming by and letting me share! Enjoy your new alter oatmeal container!