Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Big Deal!! - February Club Scrap Blog Hop

Welcome to February's
featuring this months kit -
Big Deal.

As you can tell from the name, this month's kit theme was games...
mainly cards but there were nods to dice, chess and bingo as well!

(Click on the photos to be taken to the CS web site for more information)

and the stamps for this kit are wonderful....
so versatile and fun to boot...

Big Deal UM Collection

Big Deal Greeting UM

Big Deal Art Nouveau UM

Big Deal Borders & Background UM

When I first saw the kit I instantly in love with it!  I can think of so many fun ways to use this kit...which actually led to a different problem ~ I couldn't decide what to do with it!!!  Honestly, I had so many ideas I was petrified to start on something in case I came up with an even better idea.  I finally decided to do what I love - recycle...  I know what you're thinkin'...what the heck is she talkin' about?!?!?  Well, this month's project is based off of the pizza box that the Club Scrap kit comes in!!!

And here is what I created!!!     A Big Deal Shadow Box.....

I cut off the lid of the box and set it aside for use later; painted the box inside and out with burnt umber acrylic paint and then started creating my pieces.  The individual items were stamped or cut from existing patterns from the paper and then mounted using the cardboard from the lid...some are matted with a single layer while other elements are popped off the background with 2, 3, up to 5 layers of cardboard.

The "deck" of cards is actually stamped, 6 times and layered with a piece of the cardboard lid between each layer... 

the various elements....

One of the pattern papers in the kit was made up of images of vintage cards which I cut up, inked then glued in the bottom of the shadow box to make it look like someone was playing cards right there!

And of course here's my little gnome friend ~
all "decked out" (sorry - couldn't resist) in his invisible crown!

The next stop on the hop is 

If you get lost along the way the complete list of participants is listed on the 
Club Scrap Blog - Club Scrap Creates!

Happy Scrappin' Friends!!!


  1. Another fun pizza box idea (after Julie's)...this way we can start recycling them.I have enought!!
    Beautiful decoration and I just love your gnome!! Hi hi!!

  2. Awesome project. I will definitely be casing. Thank you.

  3. WOOHOO! Way to up cycle that Pizza Box!! Love it and all the fun Big Deal details!

  4. Love it, Roni! You and Julie had a variation on the upcycling theme, and you did a fantastic job turning that box into treasure!

  5. Great idea and I bet it even looks better in person due to all the dimension you added.

  6. Yay! So glad the gnome made another appearance. And I love how you transformed the pizza box into that beautiful shadow box. Wonderful job Roni!

  7. What a creative use of a pizza box! Looks great!

  8. Great shadow box pizza box! All your stamping and cutting from the prints make such great details! Great gnome appearance as well:)

  9. Another awesome re-use of the pizza box! Your shadow box project turned out just fantastic, and it's fun you found a way to incorporate your Gnome friend...he looks great wearing his crown!

  10. How cute! Love the recycle pizza box!

  11. Wow I love the little cards on the bottom edge, that is my favorite part and I love your gnome too, he and my cats should get together!

  12. Nice way to repurpose the packaging!

  13. Love what you did with all of the UM stamps. Great job!

  14. Really great - love another use of those pb's.

  15. I always like using the product packaging....YOU girlfriend have taken it too a whole other level! Fabulous!


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