Club Scrap Product Review
By Susan Wolf Caplan, Product Guru
Club Scrap is a monthly mail order scrapbook club, which began in 1999. Each monthly kit is unique and designed for beginners as well as advanced scrapbookers or stampers. The kits contain coordinated materials to create a multitude of projects.
My kit came in a pizza-sized box. As I opened the box, I could not believe how much was included. There were 12 sheets of premium 12" x 12" cardstock in coordinating colors. There were 12 photo mattes, die cuts, stickers and card stock with images already printed on them. Also included were recipe cards and instructions for creating various layouts. There seems to have been nothing left out for creating amazing pages or projects.
I was eager to dig my hands into the box and begin playing. Since I do not scrapbook, I decided to make a project. There were so many projects flowing through my head when I saw the papers, but I settled on one for the time being. Since there is so much material in the kit, I can go back at a later date and create some of my other ideas.
On this day I decided to grab a cardboard house that was begging to be adorned. I began by measuring and cutting the lavender cardstock to fit the sides and roof of the house. After gluing the sides of the house on, I corrugated the roof piece and ran an ink pad over the top to make the ridges stand out.
Next, I measured and cut out the yellow cardstock for the drawer fronts. I used the included decorative stamp to create a pattern on the front with white pigment ink. The stamp was wood mounted, highly etched and a real pleasure to use.
I glued the now decorative fronts on to the drawers and then added rhinestone stickers around the openings.
I then measured the chimney and cut out enough decorative paper to wrap around it. When that was done, I glued it down.
In the kit I found preprinted decorative edges on white paper. I colored them with lavender and yellow pencils, then cut them out and glued them to the sides and top of the chimney. I glued lavender flower rhinestones and rhinestone stickers on top.
It was a really fun project to make.
What I liked about the kit I received was the variety of materials. All the materials coordinated, which made designing a breeze. However, if one is a beginner that will not be a problem, as the kit includes excellent photos of finished projects and instructions.
I found the presentation, materials, photos and instructions to be professionally done. Included was a cleverly created menu which had various items from ala carte to full fare memberships. There was something to fit every budget. They even have Digital memberships for those of you who like to keep your materials on your computers.
I give this company an A+.
Publisher's Note: Club Scrap donated kits for the Stamper's Quest Questiversary celebrations. We had an extra kit left over and decided to forward it on to Susan for a product review. Great job Susan! And great kits, Club Scrap! Thanks so much for providing them.