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Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop brought to you by Club Scrap.  Each month the talented Club Scrap owner, employees and members present a project, card or layout using the monthly featured collection. The  purpose of the blog hop is to demonstrate the beauty of paper and digital crafts.
If you just happened on the blog hop today because you're a regular reader of my blog, and you'd like to view the entire hop, you can start back at Club Scrap. If you're already hopping and linked to me from the talented Tina's Blog, you're in the right spot.  

Each member of the team is pulling inspiration from the Cherry Blossoms Collection. The colors and richness of this collection will pull you out of a winter funk and get you ready for spring! The papers and stamped images brought back many memories of a month long trip to SE Asia. I knew I had some amazing photos to go with this collection and planned on a two page layout to share.  I got side tracked when Julie shared her Paper Fan tutorial on the Club Scrap blog.  I immediately thought of parasols and how fun they would be to create for a layout. Creating them was fun...trying to adhere them...not so much.
So let's get started.
1. Die cut several circles.
1.  Fold circles in half with backsides facing and score.
2. Unfold and rotate 90 degrees.
3. Fold in half again and score.
4. Repeat two more times.
5. Fold circles in half with the front sides facing and score.
6. Repeat as above. You'll need mountain and valley folds.
7.  Cut 8 strips of paper 1/8" wide.
8.  Adhere to valley fold lines.
Initially I tried to adhere the parasols to the layout using a needle-tipped applicator and bookbinding glue on the valley folds. That didn't work so I ended up stacking thick foam adhesive circles placed underneath the parasols. 

This layout is quite dimensional and will not fit in an album.  In my guest room I have six 12x12 frames that I display my bulkier layouts. These hold special photos and mementos that I just don't want to hide in albums on a shelf.
Thank you for hoping with us today!  Please continue on to see what the very creative Donna has crafted for you using this awesome collection.
Supplies used:
     Club Scrap paper, stamp, ribbon, alpha stickers and coin.
     Tonic Nuvo gold crystal drops.


  1. How totally cute is that! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  2. So pretty - you always come up with great ideas.

  3. Your umbrellas look fabulous on this page!

  4. Beautiful layout, and love your creativity!

  5. Those parasols are freaking amazing! Love how they look on the layout. TFS!

  6. WOW Lisa, these little umbrellas are AWESOME!! Love this so much!

  7. Oh. My. God. Are those little umbrellas not the greatest thing since crunchy peanut butter? More stealing to commence once I get home! LOVE IT!

  8. What a great page! And thos parasols are such a perfect addition.

  9. I can see why you got sidetracked...those fans are so cute and fit the pic. perfectly!

  10. Beautiful - what a great layout!

  11. Beautiful! Those parasols are amazing! So Cute!

  12. Love hose little umbrellas, so creative

  13. Omg your parasols are darling! Clever!

  14. Oh boy, ditto what everyone else is saying!! Those parasols are so clever and brilliant! That layout is truly lovely!

  15. Fan-freakingtastic LO! Those parasols are the bomb!

  16. What a great idea! So cute and they look awesome on the fabulous page!
    The Leaf Studio

  17. very pretty layout and umbrellas are so cute

  18. Talk about having the PERFECT photo for a beautiful layout! Gorgeous!!

  19. The umbrellas are awesome!!! So pretty!

  20. What a fun layout! Great idea to frame the chunkier LOs.


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