Bright Side of Life Pallet

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer to share a home decor project I  created with the Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet Shape. And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used! 

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I  began by painting the front of my pallet with chalk paint in grey. I  only applied one coat and allowed portions of the wood to show through the paint.  

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I  wanted my embellishments to be the focal point of my pallet. Using the Edison Light Bulbs Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, I  applied black and yellow paint to each. I  tried to color them to be similar to an actual Edison-shaped light.  I  thought about making the "bulb" section white but thought that would be too many colors. Therefore, I  opted for the black and yellow. 

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Here is the end result of the painted chipboard! I  adhered them using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and love how the lights look against the grey background! 

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I  adhered 3 two inch sections of patterned paper for my title, as well as for my photo to fit the slats of the pallet.  Using a favorite cut file and yellow print, I  adhered my title to the navy polka dot background. I  also added stickers and chipboard from the collection I  used. 

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I  also added additional embellishments around my photo to accent. I    did not want to add too much as I  did not want to take away from the Edison Lights. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps shop to see what is new!  Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, washi tape: Crate Paper; ink: Ranger: stamp: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill: punch: EK Success; paint: Plaid, FolkArt: cut file: Teresa Collins Designs; die cut machine: Cameo Silhouette; adhesive: Beacon, Score Tape. 


Cattails at Sunset Card


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Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this dreamy summertime card using chipboard embellishments and  stencils from Clear Scraps.

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I started by inking a 5" x 7" panel of white cardstock with purple, pink, and orange inks using a foam blending tool.

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Once dry, I laid the Dragonfly Wallpaper stencil on top of the panel and applied black embossing paste over top using a plastic palette knife.  For a little extra touch, I added black microfine glitter on top of the paste before it dried.

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Once completely dry, I trimmed the panel down to 4" x 6" and adhered it to a black matting layer measuring 4.25" x 6.25".

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To color the Cattails Chipboard Embellish, I simply added a few coats of ink from a permanent black marker.  For a little added dreaminess, I also lightly brushed gold gilding wax over the edges of the piece with my finger.

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After adhering the matted background panel to the center of a 5" x 7" white card base, I added the cattail embellishment to the lower left corner with foam adhesive.  The sentiment was die cut from some gold and black cardstock and adhered to the lower right corner with liquid glue.

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I hope you enjoyed this dreamy summertime sunset card and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How do you use the chipboard embellishments in your summer papercraft projects?

~ Annie

Additional products used: purple, pink, and orange inks; white, black, and gold cardstock, black Copic marker; "Dream" die (Simon Says Stamp); black embossing paste; black microfine glitter; gold gilding wax; adhesive


Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album -- Ahoy There!

Hello everyone!  Laura here today to share a summer mini album!

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The Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album is a fun way to play with acrylic

and not feel overwhelmed by the large 12x12 surface of the acrylic

sheets.  If you haven't tried it, this is a great way to get started!

On this first page, the rays were stenciled with blue acrylic paint,

and the Clear Scraps 6" Spiral stencil.

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So simple, but it gives a great impact and texture!  Next,

I brushed the edges of the next 2 pages with more acrylic paint.

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It's  nice way to frame each page instead of just leaving it clear,

tho you can do that too.....nice to mix it up!

Love how the back of the stenciled cover shows through to

the second page of the mini album.

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The best part of using acrylic.....it's a two for one impact!

You can see how the brushed on red paint frames this page:

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And it shows through to frame the next one too.  It's also

fun to add some cute little tags in between the pages, they

can be used as a title, or you could use it to mark the year

or use it as a journal box too.

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Some people are afraid to work with a acrylic because of the

fact it shows through, but it's actually a fun element to use

to embrace your creativity!  And you can keep it simple.

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This is just the mat from the other page becoming the mat for the

next page.  Just keep your adhesive where it won't be seen.

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The border strip was used as a mat for a thinner border on the

other page.  Just take a look as you are putting the album together.

It's so fun to get creative with the different acrylic pieces, and once

you've tried it, you'll be hooked!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Tag Album, 6" Spiral Stencil

Other: Acrylic paint, twine, ribbon, cardstock, enamel dots,

Carta Bella Deep Blue Sea paper and stickers.

 


Mixed Media Floral Canvas

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a mixed media floral canvas.

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I used the Mini Jar Pallet, thinking it would make an amazing jar to hold an assortment of  flowers.

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I painted the jar with gold metallic paint..

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Placomg the 6" Shattered Glass Stencil on the jar, I painted with silver metallic paint.

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Using both the 6" Wood Grain Stencil and the 6" Shiplap Stencil, I created texture on a canvas board with modeling paste.

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Because I wanted to add color to the board, I painted the entire panel with white gesso.

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Once the panel was dry, I spritzed assorted colors of ink on the panel, drying the inks before adding additional colors.  Then I wrapped the panel with twine for more dimension. 
Placing the jar off-center, I placed flowers and leaves, moving them until the result was pleasing.

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I tied some babies breathe to the twine and inserted some amongst the flowers for more depth and dimension.

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A sentiment was stamped on a tag which was inserted under the twine.  Butterflies were punched from Rinea Foiled Papers and placed on the tag.

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Additional butterflies were added amongst the flowers.

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Now this fun mixed media floral canvas adorns my craft room.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

 

Other Supplies:  Prima paints and flowers; Art Impressions Stamps; Imagine Crafts Ink; Rinea Foiled Papers; Magill Punch

 


You & Me ~ Wood Quote!!

Hi, Connie here with a special project using many Clear Scraps products!!  The Clear Scraps products go together so well and make super cute home decor pieces.  My project and inspiration is a photo board, that photos can be changed out and displayed in my home (or yours)!

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Instructions:
1. Cover the pallet board with pattern paper.  I used Beacon's 527 to adhere the paper to the board. The paper strips are 2" and then the ends are sanded off.
2. The mini acrylic clipboard is covered with pattern paper and then decorated with coordinating stickers from the paper set.
3. To achieve the film strip look I used a stamp to create the border on each side of the black and white photo.  I will list all products at the end of the post.

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4. The wood quote (You & Me) is painted with acrylic paint and then the edges are sanded, for a distressed look.
5. Pattern paper was added to the back of the heart in the quotes piece. 
6. Adhere the quotes piece to the pallet board.  I used Beacon's 527 glue.
7. Add stickers and decorations to complete the look.

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8. The clipboard is attached to the pallet board with a push pin.  Makes it easy to change out the photos.
9. Add stickers and decorations to complete the project.

Products used:
Clear Scraps: Rectangle Med. DIY Pallet Shape
Clear Scraps: You & Me Quote
Clear Scraps: Mini Vintage acrylic clipboard

Other:
Beacon 527
Photo Play / pattern paper
Darkroom Door / film strip stamp
Scrapbook Adhesives / dimension foam squares
ribbon

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


Christmas in July - Fence Ornaments

Hi everyone, and welcome to Christmas in July!!

Today I have created these super cute and very easy Christmas ornaments.

I have used the Fence Chipboard Embellishments to create the ornaments.  They turned out amazing.

I wanted to show that these can be used in another way, not just as an embellishment for a layout or card.

So lets get started!!

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First I painted each of the pieces with a brown acrylic paint.

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I then painted it with some crackle medium.  Letting each layer dry before adding the next layer. 

I wanted a really nice crack so I made sure to apply the crackle medium really thick.

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Once those two layers were dry, I then painted them with ivory acrylic paint.  I brushed it on very evenly in one coat. 

Don't go back over to add more or it won't crack.

Once each of the pieces were dry, I distressed them with walnut stain distress ink. 

Highlighting all those nice cracks.  I wanted them to almost look like weathered wood.

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I punched holes and added some twine as a hanger.

I added flowers from my stash and then used some nice glitter to give it a sparkle.

I hope you give these a try.

They will look amazing on the Christmas tree this year!!

Thanks Kim :)

Items Used:

Fence Chipboard Embellsihments

Flowers

Acrylic Paints

Crackle Medium

Glitter

Twine

Glossy Accents

 

 


Creating your own Vintage Garden Sign

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Greetings!  Chris here and today I am excited to share this sign I created for my garden! I love that it is Super fun and cheery and brightens my garden. 

Start by adding a color wash to Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallet.


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I love how the grain of the wood shows through. 


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Once dry, secure the Vintage Garden Farmhouse Stencil over your pallet. 

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Using white acrylic paint, paint stencil.  


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Carefully, remove stencil and let dry.  Seal with acrylic sealer to allow you to use your sign outside!  I hope you are inspired to create your own DIY Pallet! 

 


Hello Summer Beach Ball Sign

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a fun summertime sign made with one of the medium wood pallet shapes from Clear Scraps.  With a little paint and a simple sentiment, you can easily turn any of the pallet shapes into custom décor for any season.

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I started by painting the entire Medium Circle Pallet Shape with two coats of white acrylic paint.  Once dry, I sketched out the basic form of a beach ball in pencil and painted three of the sections in bright pink, blue, and yellow acrylic paint.

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To finish off any uneven painted edges, I traced over my pencil lines with a gold paint marker.  Then, I applied a little gold gilding wax around the outside of the shape with a foam applicator for a healthy summer glow.  :)

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The sentiment was cut out using my electronic die-cutting machine and gold and black cardstock.  After layering the words, I applied them to the sign using strong foam adhesive.  Then I attached a short length of natural jute to the back of the shape with a heavy duty stapler to allow for hanging.

I hope you enjoyed this easy summertime décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you use the pallet shapes to decorate for summer?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white, pink, blue, and yellow acrylic paint; black and gold cardstock; Silhouette CAMEO; gold paint marker; gold gilding wax; natural jute


Acrylic Stars layout

Hi Clear Scraps family! This week I'm sharing the amazing Stars 12 x 12  Acrylic layout.
I love these acrylic layouts because you don't have to think too much about design, it's already there for you.

Screen Shot 2019-07-10 at 3.00.00 PMYou can also turn the design to accommodate portrait photos too.

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Print some pictures, add some ink, paper or paint, and done.

I have a star obsession this month and have used the 12" Stars stencil on this layout. I stenciled the background using distress ink.
To really make this layout pop I also edged the acrylic with red pepper alcohol ink.

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I adhered pattern paper to the backside of the layout, as well as some photos inside the little stars.
There you have it. Hope your week is amazing!

Leah Crowe

Supplies Used:
Clear Scraps Stars 12x12 Acrylic Layout; 12" Stars Stencil
Pattern Paper: Echo Park, Photo Play
Ink: Distress Oxide; Ranger alcohol ink
Beacons 3-in-1 Glue
Tiny Attacher Stapler


Adventure Canvas Bag by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a quick and easy project using the Adventure Stencil.

 

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At 3" x 12" this stencil was the perfect size for my canvas bag.

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Using masking tape, I adhered the stencil to my canvas bag, ensuring that it stayed in place while I added the paint.

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Using Plaid Glitter Paint, I pounced it on the stencil.  Once completely covered, I removed the stencil.

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Remember to clean the stencil immediately or the glitter will permanently stick to the stencil.

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Let the glitter paint dry for 24 hours then use an iron on the steam setting to set.  This will ensure that your stenciled bag will stay looking amazing even after extensive use.

Wouldn't this be a fun project to do with the kids this summer?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Canvas Bag; Plaid Paint

 

 


Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic -- Summer Rays

Hi everyone!  Laura here to share some summer sunshine with you today!

Do you have some summer pictures to scrap, but you feel like your stuck in a rut?

Whenever I feel like I want to do something a little different, I grab one

of the Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic sheets and then get creative with layers!

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With the acrylic, you can play with so many different things!

I brushed some acrylic paint around the edges on this LO.

You can use alcohol inks or stamp with Staz On ink.

A lot of different options!  I also used the Clear Scraps

4x6 Sunrise Stencil to add a fun element to highlight the picture. 

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I used a yellow acrylic paint dauber to apply paint thru the

stencil directly onto the 12x12 acrylic sheet.  Then I

traced thru the stencil onto a piece of patterned paper

to create the center of the sunshine.  I inked the

edges of the paper to finish the "sunshine".

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I really love how it turned out!  The peach color paper

behind the sunshine is a 9x9 square of paper adhered

down behind the LO.  It shows thru because of the

clear acrylic....love that!  Just make sure you

remove the protective coating layer on both sides of

the 12x12 sheet.  It peels off fairly easily, but keeps

your acrylic sheet protected until your ready to use it!

I also wanted to add another fun little element,

and the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shovel.

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This adds a cute little embellishment....it's been

painted with acrylic paint, then inked around the

edges, and a few sequins added before it was glued

together.  I used the Clear Scraps Fall Sequins.

It looks a little like sand, don't you think?

Hope you enjoyed the project today!  I'm still trying

to decide if I want a title or journaling, so I've kept it

simple today.  Check out the store to grab your

own acrylic sheet to create something fun yourself!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps- 12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 4x6 Sunrise Stencil,

Mini Shaker Shovel, Fall Sequins.

Other- Scor Tape, twine, patterned paper, cardstock, acrylic paint.

 

 

 


Shabby Mini Owl Shaker

Hello Everyone and welcome to this weeks project.  This week I wanted to pay tribute to my Grandmother.  She loved owls, so I decided to shabby up this super cute Mini Owl Shaker.  I think it turned out super cute!!

First thing I did was glued some pattern paper to the bottom piece of the shaker.  I had this beautiful rose paper in my stash and thought it would be the perfect background for this owl.  I glued all my layers together before gluing the acetate sheet and the top layer.  I added some shaker mixture that I had.

I left on the top layer of film covering on the acetate to give it a frosted look.  I love the effect it gave it.

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I then inked around the edge of the owl with distress ink.  To finish it off I added several flowers from my stash.  I know my Grandmother would love this little owl.


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I also love that fact that this little guy can stand up.  I can display this on my desk and each time I look at it I know my Grandmother is with me.

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Thanks for stopping and checking out my latest creation!

Kim :)


Chipboard embellishments by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Geckos Chipboard embellishments by Clear Scraps!!!  They were so perfect for this page. Let me show you why I say that~

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This is my granddaughter with her Bearded Dragon she is raising.  So when I saw the Geckos chipboard, by Clear Scraps,  I thought close enough, right?  The chipboard piece looks super cute with these photos.  

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The chipboard Gecko was heat embossed using chunky embossing powder.  Love the texture the chunky embossing powder gives the chipboard image.  The thing with embossing powder is, you can add different colors to get a different look.  Fun to try on cute chipboard images!!  Clear Scraps has a large selection of super cute chipboard images, titles and words!!!  They look so amazing on all paper crafts! 

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The journal text was hidden under the large photo.  I even added an extra tag so my granddaughter can add her thoughts on raising a Bearded Dragon.

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The Geckos shape comes in a package of two.  That alone is pretty cool.  Use one and have one for another project.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


Summer Mini Mixable Dainty Album

Hello and happy 4th of July!  It's Jennifer on the blog to share a summer-themed mini book I  created using the Mini Mixable Dainty Album.  The Mini Mixables measure only 3.5 x 5 inches with alternating acrylic and chipboard pages.  I find that using wallet sized photos is best in the Mini Mixables.  

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Using white acrylic paint, I  covered approximately a half inch of each of the chipboard pages ensuring I  painted the edges as well. I  set them aside to dry to work on my acrylic cover. 

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After removing the protective film from both sides of my acrylic page, I  stamped my butterfly image using StazOn in black.  A solvent based ink works best because of the non-porous nature of the acrylic. Your image will "stay" and not smudge after drying.  I  then used different colors of alcohol ink markers on the back of the page to color in the butterflies. You always want to color on the opposite side of stamping.  

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I  like to add extra pages to my mini albums by using tags or envelopes. Here, I  added stickers to a manila tag to document about my photos.  

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For my chipboard pages, I  covered them with patterned paper allowing the white edges to show through.  I  also matted my photos on white cardstock for extra dimension. 

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For this page, I  cut my paper 3.5 x 8 and scored it to create a flap. I  then added some embellishments to the front as well as stapled a tag for opening. 

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I  adhered two photos on the inside as well as journaling. This is a great technique to add extra space to your books! 

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Thank you for reading!  Check out all of the Mixable albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, chipboard: Crate Paper; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; punches: Fiskars, Marvy Uchida; stapler: Ranger; manila tags, journaling pen: American Crafts; vellum tag: Jillibean Soup; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread. 

 


USA Circle Pallet

Happy Day Clear Scraps friends! Today, I'm sharing this patriotic USA Circle Pallet home decor piece.

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Happy Birthday, USA!

To start, I paint the Circle Medium Pallet and the Mini Shaker Star using sparkly paint.

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Once these dried, I used the 12" Star stencil, liquid gel and sprinkled glitter on the stars while the gel was wet.

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While the stars dry on the pallet, I assemble the mini shaker star. I used the Lovely Sequins and some leftover embossing powder and glitters to fill up the shaker.

Here are a couple of close ups.

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Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

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Leah Crowe

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Circle Medium Pallet; Mini Shaker STAR; 12" Stars; Lovely Sequins
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Stampendous Glitter, Embossing Powder
Alpha: American Craft Thickers; Making Memories
Gold Star Frame - Michaels
Beacons 3-in-1 Glue


Using Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets on your Cards

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Summer Greetings!   Today I am excited to share two different ways to use Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheets. I love coming up with multiple uses for my supplies!  I chose to use the 6 inch Plaid Stencil as a background for both cards. 

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For the first card, I chose to die cut my acrylic. 

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I used my Big Shot and a Large Sizzix die (not the thinlits).  I did run the acrylic through 2-3 times to insure a full cut.  I was amazed at how well the acrylic cut!

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You can see that this was a somewhat detailed die and still not a problem cutting through the acrylic!  

 

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After stamping my large image onto the acrylic with Staz-on Ink, I colored on the back side of the acrylic with alcohol markers. I love the transparent look you can achieve as you can see below on the open card.

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I hope you are inspired to get creative with your acrylic sheets! 

 

 


Hello Summer Mason Jar DIY Pallet Shape

Hi friends! It's Jennifer on the blog this afternoon to share a project I  created with one of the fabulous DIY Pallet Shapes!  The Mason Jar DIY Pallet Shape is the perfect project for summer  and I  wanted to create a fun, personalized door sign. 

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I  began by lightly sanding the front of my pallet; this step is not necessary but helps the paint go on smoothly.  Using chalk paint in a light mint green, I  painted the bottom portion of my pallet. I  allowed areas of the wood to show through to give the pallet a distressed look.  Once dry, I  marked off the "lid" of the pallet with painters tape and applied grey chalk paint. I  love the two colors together!  

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Next, using a cut file and a dark grey matte vinyl I   applied my "Hello Summer" to the center of my pallet.  I  sanded the area where I  would apply my vinyl to ensure it would attach to the wood.  I  purchased a summer garland from a local craft store and affixed the top and bottom with floral wire.

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Then using a hot glue gun, I  affixed different sized flowers around my wreath to accent.  

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To finish, I  punched holes at the top  in order to string seam binding for hanging my pallet. Clear Scraps offers a large variety of DIY Pallet Shapes for your home decor projects!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the other great designs! Have a  great day!

Additional products used:  paint:  Plaid; vinyl, transfer tape: Cricut; cut file: Simple Stories for Silhouette; flowers: Prima, Bon Ami Gabi, Recollections; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; seam binding: Snug Hug; misc: wreath, floral wire, hot glue gun, Cameo Silhouette


Banner Flag

Happy 4th of July, ok so I am a little early. 

Welcome to this week's project.  I have created this super fun and cute banner flag.

This is perfect for those 4th of July parties!!  Just imagine having several of these hanging around!!

Lets get into how I created this one!

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I used the Small Chip Pennant Banner Set and the Stars 6x6 Stencil for this project.  I first cut my paper into strips to create the layout of the flag.  Boy was that tedious figuring out the measurements to make them all even.  I then adhered them to the wood banners.

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I then broke out my stencil and with a white gel pen I colored in the stars.  And yes there are 50 of them!!  Wouldn't be a flag with no stars, right?  


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I then took some seam binding and used that to attached all 3 banners together and used it so that I can hang my flag proudly! 

I hope you like what I have created for you!

Now lets celebrate!!

Thanks,

Kim :)

 

Items Used:

5 Piece Small Chip Pennant Banner Set

6x6 Stars Stencil

Pattern Paper

White Gel Pen

Seam Binding

 

 

 

 

 


Creating a Custom Disney Album with Clear Scraps

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If you follow my blog or Facebook you already know this, but if not WE LOVE DISNEY!  When I saw this Photo album I just knew I had to give it a try!   Disclaimer notice: I have never made a mini album like this! ever.   But Clear Scraps Albums made it so easy to do!  I paired the Clear Scraps Mixable Magical Album  with some Simple Stories papers that I have been hoarding forever! 

To create the album I traced each page and cut the papers to fit. You can see all the dimension in the album!

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I have included some close ups of the album.

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I hope you are inspired to create your own Magical Album! 

 


Scallop Wood Phone Stand by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with one more wood phone stand by Clear Scraps.  These are so fun to make and great for placing right along side your phone charger.  Makes the area look so cute!!!  Clear Scraps has many different phone and tablet stands.  I will be creating with the Scallop Wood Phone stand.

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I love using acrylic paint to decorate the phone stands but paper is beautiful too.  I watered down some green paint and brushed it on the phone stand.  By watering down the paint it acts more like a stain.  I then sanded it lightly after it was good and dry.  I added some free hand stems with leaves (stencils work great, too) and then speckled with black paint.  Pretty simple project to create!!!  Clear Scraps has beautiful 4 X 6 stencils that look great on the wood phone stands.  Check them out ~ 

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Just for a re-cap here is a picture of both phone stands that I created this month, the Vintage Wood/ wildflower and the Scallop Wood/ leaf stems~

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Great projects to complete fast and they make beautiful gifts.  Everyone has a phone :) 

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member