Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Catching Fire

Welcome to the Club Scrap Creates Fire and Ice Blog Hop! 
If you arrived from Cathy's Blog then you are in the right place. Otherwise you can head to Club Scrap Creates to start from the beginning!

So I have to give credit for the idea for this dress to Marie Rampello. We scrap together at her house a lot and we almost always have Hunger Games playing on the TV. Marie told me that for my Fire and Ice dress I needed to make a fire dress like in the movie. This is what I came up with!
I tried something different with this dress. I tried softening the paper with water to get a better "fit". It worked but left seams and wrinkles in the front. 
I tried to create the bottom ruffle from paper but being that Club Scrap paper is so heavy I couldn't get the shape I wanted. But, the ribbons in the kit this month were PERFECT for the trim!
I loosely stitched along the top of the ribbons and then pulled the thread to crete the ruffle. I then glued them along the bottom with a hot glue gun.
I made a ribbon flower and added a metal embellishment and added it on the side of the dress.

Your next stop on the hop is Debby's Blog. I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a wonderfully creative day!
Anne Marie

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Club Scrap Take Wing Dress

So I started this dress back in September for the Take Wing Blog Hop. It was more time consuming than I had expected but I did FINALLY complete it! And I have to say I am THRILLED with the outcome.
 I knew from the start that I wanted to use the feather stamp and create a dramatic, full skirt of feathers. I stamped pages and pages of feathers in Club Scrap Fushia, Peridot, and Ocean ink. I then cut them all out by hand.
I used a piece of muslin to create the skirt. I wanted it to have some movement and I knew I couldn't achieve that with paper. I started with a full skirt but then decided on only a train. I sprayed the muslin with Ranger color wash.

I started at the bottom of the skirt and glued each feather on. I used a flower ate the waist to add a little flair (and to cover the seams).
For the skirt I used the beautiful printed green paper from the kit. I decided to paint on the top and added a ribbon from my stash at the waist. And the finishing touch was a bling necklace!

Off to work on my Fire and Ice Dress! Thanks for stopping By!

Anne Marie

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Club Scrap Lock and Key Blog Hop!!!

   So I am taking a brief hiatus from my paper dresses. Although my plan is to complete, "2013 A Year of Club Scrap Dresses". I am not sure when it will happen or what my plan will then be for 2014 but that is all for another time.
    I have been working on handmade Christmas gifts. This weekend I made two gifts for my niece. The first one is a retreat project so I can not share it yet. The second is this: 

  My niece is obsessed with keys. She loves anything with keys. Jewelry, clothes, you name it. So when I found the key in Hobby Lobby a few months ago I knew she would love it and I planned to decorate it for her for Christmas. How perfect it was when I got the Club Scrap Lock and Key kit.

   I started by painting the key with black acrylic. Then covered it with the AMAZING teal print. I sanded the edges and inked them with Club Scrap India ink.

Then I added some Club Scrap ribbon and beads from my stash and the adorable metal keys from the kit. 
   I am so excited to have gotten a few Christmas gifts made but it going to be a challenge waiting so long to give them!
    Your next stop on the hop is Anne over at
If you missed the start of the Club Scrap Hop head to CS Creates to start from the beginning!
Wishing you a wonderfully creative day!
Anne Marie

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Paper Dress Number 3

Welcome to the  Club Scrap Creates Tribal Blog Hop. So for this months dress I received moral and creative support and I actually had this dress finished a week in advance. Considering I made last month's dress the night before, this was an amazing feat!

So here is my Tribal creation!

So for this dress I tried a new technique. For the skirt I cut strips of paper and then using my scor-pal I scored 1/4 inch in on each side. I did this for all 5 strips. I then glued the strips together on those 1/4 inch strips creating a seam. I used sewing principals but instead of sewing the seam allowance I just glued them. 
Hear is a picture of the back so you can really see the strips.

And as always, accessories. Just a simple necklace from black wax linen thread!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
The next stop on the Club Scrap Blog Hop is Anne over at
If you missed the start of the Club Scrap Hop head to CS Creates to start from the beginning!
Wishing you a wonderfully creative day!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Club Scrap Wisteria Blog Hop

Welcome Club Scrap Blog Hoppers!

       So last month for the Club Scrap Hopes Hop I made a paper dress with the Hopes kit. I decided to make paper dresses my focus for the monthly Club Scrap Hop. So here is my creation with the Wisteria Kit.
This creation is a more conservative look. I used the solid purple from the kit to create the skirt and the patterned cream for the top. Creating clothing with fabric is way easier but I am getting more adept at manipulating paper.  I used  white and cream fabric flowers from the embellishment pack to decorate the waist and purple bling from stash.
               And again a girl always needs jewelry so I added a pearl necklace!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
The next stop on the Club Scrap Blog Hop is Anne over at
If you missed the start of the Club Scrap Hop head to CS Creates to start from the beginning!
Wishing you a wonderfully creative day!

Anne Marie

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Club Scrap Hopes Blog Hop

Happy June 
Club Scrap Blog Hoppers!!!!! 

     I have been obsessed with the idea of paper dresses for years now. It all started at the store Anthropologie. Years ago their window display was all dresses crafted from newspaper. 

             Then at CHA in January 2011 DCWV had a whole display of paper dresses.

So for years now I have planned for, dreamed of and fantasized about paper dresses! And imagine how incredibly excited I was when I found these in the dollar bin at Michael's!


I have looked for paper mache dress forms for a long time. I loved the idea of these mini ones and I even scored them on clearance for 50 cents each!  I have decided that I will use the Club Scrap Blog Hop to create a different dress each month! 
So here is my first paper dress.........

I started by using my Fiskar Circle cutter and used a whole sheet of 12 x 12 orange paper from the Club Scrap June "Hopes" kit and cut half circles. I made a pattern for the skirt from some packing paper that came in a big Club Scrap shipment!   

       I ran all my half circles through my small Xyron machine and then starting at the bottom and layered them up the skirt.


      I used a small flower punch and punched the flowers from the awesome gold paper from the Hopes Kit. I used Club Scrap Book Binding Glue to attach the flowers to form the top. I covered the waist with the brown ribbon from the embellishment pack and then covered it with a gold trim from my stash! And no dress is complete without jewelry to match so I created a necklace out of small rhinestones!

The finishing touch was Club Scrap Topaz ink on the edges of the skirt. Although probably hard to see in the pictures, it made a HUGE difference in adding depth and dimension to the dress!


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I can't wait to get started on the next dress! 
The next stop on the Club Scrap Blog Hop is Shona over at
Wishing you a wonderfully creative day!

Anne Marie

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Club Scrap Cape Cod Blog Hop!!!!!

Welcome back Club Scrap Blog Hoppers! I decided to participate in the monthly blog hop because I felt it would give me the push I needed to find time to be creative. I had lofty dreams of elaborate projects every month but alas life, family, and work continues to get in the way. I made a quick gift card holder for my nephew's birthday and to be honest I wasn't even going to post it. I had hoped to decorate it more but I ran out of time for the hop. I decided to post it anyway because I wanted to show that Club Scrap speaks for itself. You don't have to have a lot of time or even a lot of talent to make a beautiful handmade gift! Club Scrap products make it easy!

This is a Club Scrap ATC Expandable File. I swapped out the paper it came with and covered it with Cap Cod paper since it is for my nephew I thought the red, blue and green were a perfect color combination.
 I opted for a velcro dot closure instead of the ribbon since it is for a guy but I also like the velcro idea when using it to carry gift cards! I used a Happy Birthday sticker from my stash. Will add gift cards and it's good to go! A beautiful, quick handmade gift!
Thanks for stopping by! The next stop on the Club Scrap Blog Hop is Anne, over at Wishing you a wonderfully creative day!

Anne Marie

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Club Scrap's National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!

Welcome Club Scrap Blog Hoppers! Time for crafting has not been my friend lately so a have a quick card for you today. With Mother's Day right around the corner I took this opportunity to get some cards made.

I purchased a ton of paper during Club Scrap's recent paper sale. I stamped a sheet of white using stamps from the Mother's Day kit. I colored the stamps with the Farber-Castell Big Brush Pens. I just love the colors! I added some bling so my card would also qualify for the May 1st challenge. Added some ribbon from a Club Scarp grab bag, a Happy Mother's Day and there you have it!

Thanks for stopping by! The next stop on the Club Scrap Blog Hop is Anne, over at Wishing you a wonderfully creative day!

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Club Scrap March Bookshelves Blog Hop!!!!!

Welcome Club Scrap blog hoppers! Since this month's kit was "Bookshelves" I felt I needed to make a book for this month. A while back I ordered a Tim Holtz kit that made a small Holiday Journal. I started out by replicating it using some book board and binder clips from Club Scrap. All the paper and stamps are from Bookshelves. I bound the book using Ranger sticky back canvas and finished it off with a Tim Holtz knob.

The pages are 3x5 and after making it I felt like it was a small space to work with. I decided I would use it for my book club and that I would make another one in a bigger size. This is what I came up with.

It is made the same way, I attached a small binder clip to a strip of book board using brads, and then two pieces of book board covered and all bound with inked sticky back canvas. The pages are 5x5 and I am so much happier with this size.

I even made some pocket by cutting the paper 5 x 10 and folding it in half then using washi tape along the top and bottom edges.
All of the paper used is from the Bookshelves kit. I used unmounted stamps from different  Club Scrap kits to embellish my pages.  These are just a few more of my pages.

Thanks for stopping by! The next stop on the Club Scrap Blog Hop is Anne, over at  Have a wonderfully creative day!

Anne Marie