Hearts Memory-Dex Acrylic Dividers

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here to share a tutorial on how I decorated the  new Hearts Acrylic Dividers.  How cute are these just in time for Valentines Day?  I'm going to show you my techniques for each card which I have included a process video.  

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For card #1, which is the large heart, I colored the top and bottom with alcohol ink in Fiesta. A nice bright pink color for Valentines Day! 

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Once my alcohol ink was dry, I  flipped over my Divider and created a background with my stamp and StazOn Ink in black. 

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Lastly, I added a strip of patterned paper and embellishments to complete! 

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Here is a process video to show you how I decorated Card #1: 

For Card #2, I  colored the entire Divider with alcohol ink in light pink.  

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I  forgot to take photos of my step by step techniques but I  did create a video! 

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I love Card #3's cut out heart! So cute!  I used two different pearlized alcohol inks in pink and green to color my acrylic. 

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Here is the process video:

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Thank you for stopping by today!  You can see all of the Acrylic and Chipboard Dividers by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, chipboard stickers, brads, enamel dot: Simple Stories;  alcohol ink, Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook.com, Adhesives by 3L; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ink: Tsuneiko; stamp:  Mama Elephant. 


New Memory-Dex Travel Box

Howdy!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog. I have a project I'd like to share with you that features a brand spanking new product line from Clear Scraps - Memory-Dex.

The boxes come in several sizes and designs and there are both chipboard and acrylic dividers in several styles as well.

My project uses one of the longer boxes. My hubbie and I are now empty nesters - which I am still getting used to saying. It's like I think the little, well no so little, birdies will be flying back any day!

So lately, we've been thinking about the places we'd like to travel to. I thought this box work well for keeping track of various places we run across that we are interested in visiting...

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Here is a look at it from the side...

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I labeled the dividers "land", "sea" and "air" so I could sort our mode of travel along with the destination...

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To make the Memory-Dex box, I painted the interior pieces with a vanilla paint. I also painted the tabs on the outside since they would show once the box was assembled.

I covered the sides and ends with printed paper and used the Sanding File to smooth the excess paper from the sides. 

I assembled the box and glued it together. I used rubber bands to hold the pieces in place until the glue dried. Once the glue had set, I added the dowels and sliders.

I also painted the bottoms of the chipboard dividers.

HINT: don't cover the tabs with printed paper, the thickness of the added layer will make the box harder to assemble.

Next came the fun part! Time to embellish the dividers and fill up your box!

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Long Memory-Dex Box and Rounded Tab Chipboard Dividers

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers, Vanilla Paint, Ribbons and Twine


I Heart U Valentine Home Decor

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! Hope the New Year is treating you well so far. Valentines Day isn't far away,  but there's plenty of time to get started on those projects. Today's project will feature Clear Scraps Wood Deco 3 pack, Click here Wood Shiplap Small square Click here and mini shaker Double Hearts! Click here We'll be creating a cutesy Valentine's day project I hope you'll like. 

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To begin our project, remove your  Shiplap Small square from your package. Taking some Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint and a paintbrush, apply the paint over the surface including the sides. Set aside to dry. 

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Take out your mini shaker pieces. And trace the bottom piece onto any Valentines Day paper collection you prefer. I'm using an older paper collection from Crate Paper "Main Squeeze." Cut out and glue your paper down onto your bottom shaker piece. Taking an xaco knife, trim away any excess paper.  Smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. Next take your top shaker piece, and cover with patterned paper, glitter, paint or any craft medium you prefer. I chose to trace my double hearts top shaker piece onto this pink/white hearts paper from this collection. I traced, cut out and glued in place. Trim and Distress as we did in the previous step.

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Then glue the next 2 chipboard pieces onto your bottom piece, using Beacon glue. Add any shaker filler you prefer, sequins, hearts, beads. I'm using Clear Scraps Sprinkles Hearts Confetti filler Click here

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Then taking your acrylic shaker piece  peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering in place. Glue your top piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking!

Next up using scrap papers from this collection, I cut 4 strips of coordinating papers measuring 4x7/8 inches. I inked my paper strips using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then glue each strip onto each section of your Shiplap Small square surface. 

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Taking another coordinating paper (I used red/white polka dot paper) I repeated the same steps to cover the front surface of my Wood Deco Shape. 

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Now we ready to start decorating our home decor piece! I like to use a variety of different embellishments including chipboard stickers, ephemera, etc...I also arrange and figure out where I want to adhere my embellishments before adhering them.  I also took some pipecleaners, 3 red and 3 white. I twisted one red and white pipecleaners together and then using Hot glue adhered around the edge of my Wood Deco Shape. 

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I glued my shaker towards the upper left corner. I added a chipboard sentiment piece along the top of my shaker. On the bottom using foam dots, I adhered this "Love You" badge sticker. Here's a peek!

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I adhered my Shiplap Small square on the right side. I glued a cute pineapple smiley ephemera piece over the top section and a strawberry smiley sticker to the left. I added a chipboard sticker sentiment on the polka dot strip. On the 3rd section, with pop dots I applied another smiley heart and some XO's stickers on the right side.

My bottom strip, I adhered acouple puffy heart stickers. Below my Shiplap shape, using foam dots I adhered a string of sticker hearts! Here's a closeup!

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To finish my project, I added a metal hanger on the back side of my Wood Deco Shape. You could add a hanger to the back using ribbon, jute cord or tulle!

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I hope you liked my project idea and are inspired to start creating your own Valentines Day project! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Check back often so you don't miss all the new products coming from Clear Scraps! Thanks again for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! 

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana 

Other Supplies Used: Crate Paper Main Squeeze paper collection, Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint, scoring board, paper trimmer, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, foam dots, Distress or sanding tool, red/white pipecleaners, Beacon glue. 

 


Chalkboard Menu Tablet Stand

Do you cook often?  If so, are you a planner with your menu and grocery lists?  I'm Maureen, and I admittedly am not great at this.  It would help if I could be more organized.  Perhaps writing things down on a chalkboard could help with making lists, right?

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I love the idea of having a message board in my kitchen for multiple uses, and I also like the idea of a tablet and/or phone holder to look up and hold recipes.  So, for this project, I've chosen the Vintage Tablet Stand for this menu board.  This acrylic stand is very sturdy - enough to hold a recipe book but also classic enough to turn it into a chalkboard.

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This starts with some black chalkboard paint.  Follow the instructions on your paint bottle - in my case, the bottle recommends one coat painted in one direction and a second coat going the opposite way.  Because the acrylic is see-through, I needed to apply 4 coats total.

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Each layer of paint needs a good amount of time to dry and "cure" so I recommend leaving it overnight in between your first 2 coats.

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Next, I've decided to add my quote at the top with a vinyl cut. This is so much fun and looks much better than handwriting.  This sentiment was an image from the Cricut library, sized down to my tablet size.

Follow the instructions for your electronic cutting machine on how to apply; however, the basics are to cut your image, weed off the excess, peel off the backing and adhere with a transfer sheet.

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Now, to add some pattern to my tablet (and match my kitchen), I'm using the one of the Hearts Chipboard Embellishment pieces, and covering it with a patterned paper.  This is glued to the board after a dusting of black ink on the edges.

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It's time to use your board!  Would you use something like this in your home or kitchen?  I love that the stand pieces could hold chalk and an eraser too.  I could envision this as a scoreboard project in a kitchen also.  There are tons of ideas available with the Clear Scraps items!

Happy cooking!  Until next time,

Maureen


Sunny Deco Frame

 Hello friends, it's Sandy Diller here today with a little spot of sunshine.  This happy frame is just the thing to brighten your day.  

I used the Base with Deco Frame for this fun project.  It was fast and easy to add a little sunshine to a winter day.

 
All you need for this project is a photo, a little paint and some paper or silk flowers.

Thanks for stopping by - have a sunny day,

Sandy


This Is Me Memory-Dex Card Box

Hello!  Its Jennifer here on the blog to share a fabulous new release from Clear Scraps!  Last week the new Memory-Dex DIY Wood Boxes with coordinating Acrylic and Chipboard Cards!  I've been so excited about this product and I  know our team can't wait to show you their projects!  I used the 6 Inch High Box  which I made into a small scrapbook of sorts that is all about me! I  printed out wallet sized photos and documented a little information about myself on each card. 

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Assembling the box is super easy and goes together like a puzzle.  I recommend using wood glue or something stronger than your usual liquid adhesive.  Once my box was dry, I  painted the inside and outside with black acrylic paint.  There are two dowel rods that go inside your box but I did not insert them correctly (LOL) and had to place them after the fact. So learn from my mistake! Glue your dowel rods in when putting your box together.  

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front, sides, and back of my box.  I also added some fun die cuts and embellishments to the front as well.  

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I mixed and matched my cards using both the acrylic and chipboard!  For my chipboard cards, I simply painted them black and added patterned paper.  Here is the Scallop Chipboard Divider I used as my "front" or cover card.  

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On my acrylic dividers, I added alcohol ink in Butterscotch to one side to add a fun yellow color. I simply dabbed with an ink applicator and allowed to dry. 

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This card is the Regular Acrylic Divider where I  placed a photo on the front and journaling on the back. 


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This card is all about my family and being a mom!  I used the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider

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I like to add envelopes or extra cards to my projects; here is an envelope that I included my current favorite songs that I love to listen to. 

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For this card, I created a pocket with patterned paper and my sewing machine then added tags with photos.  This Regular Acrylic Divider is all about friends!  

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Here is a photo of the tags with journaling.  


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I added additional tags on the opposite side of this card then adding a 3x4 journaling card behind it.  

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I used the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider to document all about hiking and getting outside!  

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On the opposite side, I journaled about my love of volunteering! This past summer, I was able to volunteer at Mission of Mercy where dental services are provided for the underserved. 

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Speaking of dental, I had to create a card all about dental hygiene:  I've been practicing close to 30 years! 

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Of course, scrapbooking is a big part of my life!  Its therapy for me and keeps me sane! LOL 

 

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I'm also a big lover of the beach!  Give me some sun and sand and I'm a happy lady!  

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Here, I  used the Scallop Chipboard Divider to talk about my love of running!  

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I'm not a big drinker but do love a craft beer from time to time. 

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Of course I  have to mention my biggest baby! Our four year old lab mix Henry!  

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I  consider myself having a compassionate heart for those who don't have a voice or need our help.  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the NEW Memory-Dex products by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

 Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, enamel dots, chipboard frames: PinkFresh Studios; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook.com; paint: DecoArt; alcohol ink: Ranger; journaling pen: American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; stapler, metal charms: Tim Holtz; letter stickers: Basic Grey; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers. 

 


Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--Love Notes Easel Card

Hi all!  Laura here with you today to share some inspiration for getting those special Valentine's cards done!

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Easel cards are always so much fun to make, and if you've never tried one, they are easier than you think!  And what could make an easel card even better?  Well a Clear Scraps Mini Shaker of course!  There are many that would work for a Valentine's card, but I chose the Mini Shaker Envelope to send a little "Love Note" card!  This one is super easy to work with too!  Just pick your patterned paper for the back part of the shaker, and cut the rectangle to fit--no fussy cutting at all!  The front frame of the envelope was painted with black acrylic paint, and after it dried to add a little something extra, I used white ink and a script stamp. 

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After all was dry I glued the base layers together and added some of the Clear Scraps Sprinkles Heart Confetti Filler.  Then the acrylic layer and top frame were glued on.  And as a reminder--don't forget to peel that protective layer off of BOTH sides of the acrylic layer!

The card base is simple to create.  I made it a smidge smaller than an A2 size card (4&1/4"x5&1/2").  This card is 4"x5&1/4" when folded.  The base is black cardstock cut 5&1/4" by 8".

The 8" length is scored at 2" and again at 4".  Then folded and creased along those 2 score lines.  That will leave you with a piece that looks like this...

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Then you make a front that you will attach to the 2" fold on the front.  This piece you will attach is simply a 4"x5&1/4" piece of black cardstock with a I layered in a 3&3/4"x5" piece of red cardstock adhered to that.

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This is where the Mini Shaker Envelope will be attached.

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The last thing is to add a strip of paper and a little embellishment (I also added the striped paper that was made using the Clear Scraps 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil) to give the easel a place to hold when it's open.  A few embellishments on the envelope shaker are the finishing touches.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to make a few mini shaker easel cards of your own!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Envelope, Sprinkles Heart Confetti Filler, 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil.

Other:  Cardstock--Black, Red, Acrylic Paint--Black, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, Stampers Anonymous Script Stamp, 49& Market Spectrum Sherbet paper and ephemera, glue.

 


Snow Much Fun Acrylic Layout

Hello Craft Friends!

Hope you all are having a great start to the New Year! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today, sharing my winter layout. I love to capture those favorite winter moments of playing in the snow, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. That's what I love most about scrapbooking. You can go back and relive those special times with family and friends. 

For our layout project we'll be using Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet as your base. Click here If you haven't tried using these acrylic sheets, I encourage you to try them out. In addition to we'll be using one of the new Tag Mitten chipboard embellishments Click here to decorate our layout. These are so much fun to decorate and they add a special touch to your layout!

The paper collection I'll be using is Simple Stories "Feelin Frosty" I think it's super cute and just perfect for those winter photos! I'll be inking my papers and embellishments using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs from Tim Holtz. 

To begin take one of the 12x12 patterned papers and cut down to 11 & 3/8 inches. Make sure to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet, before adhering your paper to the acrylic. I use a clear tape runner to adhere my paper to my acrylic sheet. Set aside for now. 

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Take your tag/mitten chipboard embellishment and cut away from the outside frame. 

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I like to save my leftover frame piece and use for future projects. Take your chipboard tag base. Trace around it onto another coordinating paper. Mark the hole at the top. Cut out and glue your paper to your tag surface. Taking an x-acto knife, trim away any excess paper. 

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Punch the hole at the top of your tag, using a paper punch. You can use a Distress tool to smooth away any rough edges on your tag.

Taking my Mittens embellishments, I covered it with pink Chalk Ink, then covered the top with Martha Stewart Sugarcube glitter. Shake off any excess glitter. I inked the top fur on the Mittens with white ink and sprinkled some Martha Stewart white confetti glitter over top. Let dry.

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After your tag is throughly dry, glue your Mittens embellishment along the bottom part of your tag, making sure your edges line up. I recommend using Beacon glue for adhering your chipboard pieces. It's not only strong but acid free too. So it won't damage your photos! I added a Snowflake brad over my top hole on my tag. And a puffy sticker Brrr sentiment! Here's a closeup look!

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Taking some pink cardstock, I matted 3 photos and arranged where I wanted before adhering to my page. I like to use a variety of different embellishments and sentiments on my layout. I make sure of their placement, before gluing to my layout. 

The ephemera Snowflake images, I applied some foam dots to the back before adhering to my page. I also added foam dots to the scarf ephemera piece. Take your tag Mittens embellishment and glue to the right side of my layout. Here's a closeup!

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Along the bottom edge of my page, I applied some enamel dots! The snowman chipboard sticker I adhered onto my photo and applied a pink enamel dot on top of his hat! Here's a closeup!

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Here's how my layout turned out! 

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One more closeup for you!

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and you'll want to start creating your own memories to enjoy and share for years to come. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and please share your crafty makes with us on our  Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page! Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies!

Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Feelin Frosty collection, paper punch, Beacon glue, foam dots, pink cardstock, photos of your choice, Martha Stewart Sugarcube glitter and white confetti glitter, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, paper trimmer, scoring tool, xaco knife, 

 


Stenciling with Torch Paste

HiYa!

Tami on the Clear Scraps Blog with a new project I'd like to show you.

If you check out crafting on any social media you have probably seen a new take on woodburning using torch paste.

I was intrigued by this process since - as you know - Clear Scraps has a LOT of different types of wood products!

I was especially interested in using the paste with a stencil as Clear Scraps carries LOTS of those too!

My youngest son got my a jar of the paste for Christmas as well as an industrial strength heat gun - which I hadn't really thought I needed. I found out quickly that I DID indeed need it as my regular embossing gun did not produce enough heat to "burn" the paste after 7-8 minutes. I'm not sure if with enough patience it would not have worked though.

It was fun experimenting with this new product and it was also very easy to do. The paste worked very well through the stencil and I got clean and clear results.

Here are a few HINTS to make the process easier for you if you'd like to try it:

  • lightly sand the surface of the item you are using and use a cloth to remove any excess dust.
  • chose a HEAT PROOF surface to work on!
  • tape down the stencil to the surface of the wood.
  • use a small sponge to apply the paste THINLY. I first tried using a palette knife, but this gave me a raised application of the torch paste that burned on top of the wood instead of into it. remove stencil after a few minutes.
  • allow the paste to dry completely before heating.
  • the heating process takes time, move the heat gun around the stenciled area, keeping it several inches above the surface. It is important to keep the gun moving and not hold it too close to the wood.
  • once you see the paste start to turn colors, continue to heat to desired color. You can stop at a light brown or keep heating for a darker brown or black. Be careful not to overheat which could result in you scorching the rest of the wood surface.
  • let the wood cool before handling and treat the heat gun as you would a HOT pan!

OBSERVE all the precautions you would take with fire or heat

I used the Small Shiplap Circle and Bouquet of Daisies 6 X 6 stencil on this embellishment for a basket.

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I applied a clear matte coat to protect the wood, but you could also stain it.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Small Shiplap Circle and Bouquet of Daisies 6 X 6 stencil

Other: Torch Paste, 1800 watt Heat Gun and DecoArt Clear Matte Sealer


Cupcake Shaker Birthday Card

Hi crafty friends!

Today I am sharing a cute birthday card featuring the embellishment. I thought this cupcake screams "birthday," so I had to use it. If you would like to recreate this card, follow the tutorial below. 

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Grab your Mini Shaker Cupcake and patterned paper.

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Adhere patterned paper to the back layer of the cupcake. I chose to use two different pages, so the top and bottom of the cupcake would differ. Note that when adding on the paper, be sure to fussy cut around the edges. The top of the cupcake does not have to be perfect on the back layer since the chipboard layers will cover the edges.

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Next, add paper to one of the top cupcake layers. This will be the top of the cupcake. I then adhere the remaining cupcake outlines to the back layer.
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I then adhere the cupcake onto my card base. I chose to use a faux stitched background panel layered on solid cardstock for my card panel. I then centered my cupcake on the panel and adhere.

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Add the shaker bits inside. 
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With that dry and in place, I add on the clear layer -- removing the protective film, and add my top cupcake layer. From there I simply add a sentiment and embellish with sequins from the shaker mix. Now you have a quick and simple birthday shaker card.


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Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think. Questions are also welcome. Be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group and find this beauty posted there as well. If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @politecreations) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps). I would love to see it!

Happy Crafting,

Natasha

 


Vintage Truck Welcome Sign

 Hello Crafty Friends

It's Sandy Diller here today with a cute Vintage Truck, I had so much fun painting and decorating this little gem I just had to share it. 

I have it hanging just outside the front door so friends and guests can enjoy it.

I used the XL Wood Vintage Truck to start this project.

 

This is how it looked when I started.

Here is a closer look so you can see some of the details.  I first painted it blue and then added some Distress Oxide ink around the fenders and wheel wells to make it appear rusted.  I cut circles from black paper for the wheels and then added the red and blue inner wheel. They are made from glass because I had it available, but they could easily be made from chipboard and a large button for the hubcaps. I covered the opening with paper from the back.  

It really looks cute on my front porch, and I hope you have enjoyed seeing it,

Sandy


Gnome Themed Acrylic Mixed Tab Album

I often forget to document things about me in memory albums.  Most of my albums center around my kids, family, vacations or holidays.  But what about your friendships, your interests or goals?  Hi, it's Maureen with you today...do you document about yourself in albums or scrapbooks?

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I decided to give it a try as part of my New Year goals I set for myself.  I found this adorable set of gnome paper to use for this project - it's themed by Spring holidays in the year and thought it would be a great match to go with this Mixable Cassy 8x8 Album from Clear Scraps.

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For this project, I just wanted to let loose and choose colors and layouts as I went.  I started with the first page and wanted to challenge myself to make both sides of the acrylic pages viewable.  So, for this, I decided to add a shaker.  I've chosen the Mushroom Mini Shaker, colored 2 sides in pink and cut off the stem.  I reapply one stem to the front, covered in patterned paper.  This is so colors can be seen on both sides.

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I've filled it with the Clear Scraps Lovely Sequins, which went well with the colors of my paper.  Note that the album page makes a great acrylic backing to this!  I love this and will try this again with another project very soon.

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Each page staggers between chipboard and acrylic, so for the chipboard pages I've added patterned and plain card stock.  I've added some scalloped die cuts to pages where I may add a photo or do some journaling down the road.

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Details on my pages included die cut flowers and some store bought embellishments.  I've added these with some pop dot foam on occasion, for dimension.

Then, I've also added some coordinating tags that can be lifted out of the album too.  These are held in with strips of card stock, glued only on the ends to make a pocket.

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For my next see-through page, I've colored the front and back of the Gnome Chipboard Embellishment in white, then added glitter to the beard.  I've traced and cut a patterned paper for his hat, and cut a pink nose from an oval die cut for his nose.  He's soooo cute!!

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I decided to date my album on the final page. My goal is to document big events, goals or fun that I'll be having this year.  I've bound the album with album rings and some ribbon tied to those in coordinating colors.

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Then on the back, I've added my signature logo in vinyl.  Follow your electronic cutting machine instructions for how to apply.  Acrylic is so awesome to use with vinyl cuts!

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What would be your signature theme, if you created an album for yourself?  I encourage you to give it a try - and give the Clear Scraps albums a try too, there are so many to choose from!

Thanks for your attention - I've added some supply items below.  Cheers to your new year!

Maureen (Mo)

Additional supplies:  gnome paper (Hobby Lobby), assorted card stock colors, vinyl (using Cricut Joy machine), floral embellishments, pop dot foam pieces

 


Heart Mini Shaker Album

Hi friends!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a mini album featuring one of the Mini Shaker Shapes with you today!  Since Valentines Day is coming up I  decided to create a fun book all about love!   For my book, I used the 6x6 Chipboard 3 Tabbed Album.  

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Using chalk paint in light pink, I  painted the outside edges of each of my chipboard pages (front and back!). 

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As the main star of the cover of mini, I used the Heart Mini Shaker Shape.  I painted the top frame as well as the two middle chipboard frames with the same pink chalk paint.  

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base of my shaker.  I cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. I then smoothed any edges with my sanding tool. 

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Again using my Beacon, I adhered the two middle chipboard frames to my base and added some colorful sequins before adding my acrylic piece.  

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Here is a close up of the final result!  I added a cute "love" chipboard over the bottom third as my title. 

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I  covered each page with patterned paper using 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 as my base background.  The inside of my front cover is always reserved for a little spot of journaling. 

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I cut white cardstock to hold spaces for photos to insert at a later date.  I mainly used 4x4 and 3x4 sizes.  

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For this page, I  created a fun pocket with my sewing machine to insert some coordinating tags for journaling. Or I  may add some smaller photos?

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This page, I  utilized my banner punch and different patterns and created a couple of banners that I stitched through with my sewing machine. I  then added a large journaling spot in the center along with a foam title. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope this inspires you to create your own Valentine mini with Clear Scraps!  You can see all of the Mini Shakers by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, foam shapes/words, brads, enamel dots, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook.com; paint: FolkArt; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; sequins: Recollections, Pink Fresh Studios; punch: Fiskars; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts, Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings, thread


Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--Cuppa Love To Go Home Decor

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today to share an idea for a cute Valentine's Day home decor project!

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The Clear Scraps Wood Shape 3 Packs are such a great blank canvas for so many of YOUR creative ideas!  Here I used the Wood Mason Jars 3 Pack.  I started by painting the base with black acrylic paint, and the "lid" with gray paint.  I then brushed it lightly with black paint to give it a little dimension.

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After it was dry, I used the Clear Scraps 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil--love this one because it has the bricks and also this great basic stripe that is really versatile!  Pink acrylic paint was sponged on through the stencil and it has a slight uneven look because of the pattern and I also went lighter in some areas as well.  After that dried, I used a large script stamp and white ink to create a background.  The white really pops on the black, but is still soft enough to let the decorations take center stage.  Which brings me to the next step...

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The adorable Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Coffee Mug!  This is a favorite because it's really season-less!  You can use it for any holiday, any occasion like a birthday, thinking of you, and yes, you can even use it on a home decor Valentine's project!  Here I painted the top frame piece with bright pink and white acrylic paint, added a pretty pink patterned paper to the back layer, and then finished it off with the Sprinkles Heart Confetti Mix available in the Clear Scraps store.  There are a lot of options in the store for both shakers and fillers for all kinds of occasions and projects, find the shakers HERE and the fillers HERE.  And after the shaker was done, I added a few ephemera pieces and the twine around the top.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you found a little inspiration in today's project!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Mason Jars 3 Pack, 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil, Mini Shaker Coffee Mug, Sprinkles Heart Confetti Mix.

Other:  Acrylic paint--black, pink, gray, 49 & Market Spectrum Sherbert Collection--paper and ephemera,

Stampers Anonymous Script Stamp, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, twine, glue, foam tape.


The Magic of Winter Album

Hello Craft Friends! 

The New Year brings more inspiration from our Design Team and new Craft products from Clear Scraps! I love to Craft anytime of the year! 

Where I live, the Winter season is upon us. That means snow, and colder temperatures! I hope my album project will bring warmth to your heart and inspiration!

Today we will be using the Clear Scraps Mixed Layer Tab Album Click here and the Mini Shaker Snowflake embellishment Click here

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The paper collection I'll be using is Stamperia "Sweet Winter" I love the vintage images and ephemera. I'm using both the 8x8 and 12x12 paper pads. 

To begin our project, I chose several coordinating papers to cover all the pages in this album. I cut my papers to measure 8 x 6 &1/2 inches. I'll be inking all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

There are 2 acrylic pages in this album, so be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering your paper to the page. Also be mindful of both sides of paper you want to be seen. I use any clear tape runner to attach my papers to my acrylic. 

Forthe chipboard pages, I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon glue. Make sure you punch all your holes along the sides, before gluing your paper down. Set your album aside for now. 

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Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Taking your bottom shaker piece, I cut out one of the circle sentiments in the paper pad. Then glued it to the bottom piece. For my top shaker piece, I sprinkled on some Martha Stewart Pink Blush and White confetti over the top shaker piece. Let dry. Then I glued some Starburst gems onto each of the Snowflake spheres. Now take the next two shaker pieces and glue in place. Fill your shaker with sequins, beads, or any other shaker filler of your choice. I used some Snowflake confetti pieces. Take your acrylic shaker piece and peel off the protective film from both sides. Then carefully apply on top of the previous shaker layer. Glue the top shaker piece in place. Leave your shaker undisturbed (dont shake) until fully dry. 

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Front cover of album: I applied some foam tape to the back of my shaker embellishment, then adhered towards the top and center of my cover. I cut out one of the sentiments from my paper pad and adhered on the upper right corner. I added a cute Snowflake charm on top and covered the hole on my charm with a blue crystal gem! Here's a closeup!

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To finish my front cover, I applied this cute little vintage girl at the bottom of my cover, using foam dots. Next to her, I glued a present diecut sticker and chipboard flower. Here's a closeup!

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Open up your album to the front back cover. (Acrylic page) I chose not to decorate this page. The paper was too pretty to cover up! Here's how my page looks:

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Page 2: I fussy cut out a sentiment piece and adhered at the top left side. I cut one of my Scrap papers with the cabin/mountains, and adhered onto the bottom tab area. I cut our one of the smaller Journaling cards and glued in the center of my page, at a slight angle. Then added this floral diecut sticker with the ice skates, along the bottom right edge of my page. Here's acouple closeups!

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Page 3: I adhered a diecut sticker with the couple/sleigh, and adhered this above the sentiment on my page.

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Page 4: I waterfalled 5 of the Journaling cards on the page. I applied some sparkle trim along the top edge of my waterfall cards. I cut out another sentiment and applied foam dots on the back, before adhering to my page. You could add photos to the back of your waterfall cards if you chose.

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Page 5: (acrylic) i applied foam dots to both the cuckoo clock and kitty before adhering on my page. There's room to add a photo here if you desire. 

Page 6: I adhered a chipboard sentiment at the top with foam dots. I also applied foam dots to the back chipboard piece along the bottom of my page. 

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Back Cover: I covered with this pretty paper and didn't add anything. 

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To finish this album,  I threaded some light blue, pink and white tulle, through each hole and then tied into a bow! You could add metal rings if you desire.

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I hope you've enjoyed my project idea and will want to create your own album to celebrate the winter season! Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by our blog. Be sure to check back and see what other projects our design team has created just for you!

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Dana 

Other Supplies Used: paper trimmer, foam dots, foam tape, shaker filler, Martha Stewart Pink Blush and White confetti, paper punch, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Stamperia Sweet Winter paper pads 8x8 and 12x12, diecut stickers and matching Ephemera, Starburst gems, blue crystal gem, Snowflake charm, Beacon glue.


A New Adventure Gnome Tag

Hi crafty friends! 

 As 2023 begins, I like to think of this new year as a new adventure. So today I am sharing a cute Mini Gnome Shaker tag perfect for marking the beginning of something new. 

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I matted every layer of the Mini Gnome Shaker with patterned paper and added a cute shaker mix inside. For the tag, I used the rounded top tag from the Chipboard Tag Album. I chose some fun patterned paper and matted that on. I then chose some woodland die cut ephemera and layered that to create a scene. From there I placed the Mini Gnome Shaker  of to the side and added ephemera to the hat. 

Instead of using a sentiment strip, sticker or stamp, I chose to let the statement on the ephemera sign be the sentiment. I think it is fitting for a new year project.

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Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think. Questions are also welcome. Be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group and find this beauty posted there as well. If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @politecreations) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps). I would love to see it!

 


Birthday Clipboard

                                                                                    Hello friends and Happy New Year!
 
It's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little project that will work for the entire year. 
This is a fun and colorful way to display birthday photos by simply changing out the photo.
I used the Clipboard Small Rectangular Landscape for this project. 
 

 

 
I began by (after removing the protective covering) covering the entire back of the clipboard with double sided adhesive.
 
 
After exposing the adhesive, I applied some festive birthday paper so it would show through the acrylic.
Next came a decorative strip along the bottom and then cupcakes.  I used wire edged ribbon at the top, it holds its shape and looks good all the time. 
 
 
Simply add a photo and you are ready to party.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Sandy

Shiplap Jar Baby Bottle Display

Do you struggle with ideas to give to new parents?  I know that it's fun to shop for baby clothes but sometimes I want to give a gift with more meaning too.  Hi, it's Maureen with you today!  I have a clever idea for you, using the Small Shiplap Jar Wood Shape from Clear Scraps.

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This project can be a name display for a baby shower or a picture frame - the possibilities are endless!  I've chosen a yellow gingham paper as a backdrop, and traced the shape on the paper.  I've cut it out and began to stencil a design on the front.  This 6" Flowers Masking Stencil is SUPER cute for this project!  I'm using a light gray ink and a sponge to stencil over the paper.

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Glue the floral stenciled paper to the jar.  Sand the edges or trim as needed.

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Next, I've cut a baby bottle shape out with my electronic cutting machine in both white and yellow card stock.  I've estimated the size of the jar because I then glue this to the top of the jar.  Right before gluing, I stenciled a pattern on the rim with gray ink, using the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil.  I love yellow and gray together!

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A 3D element I add next is a white lace ribbon, right under the rim of the baby bottle lid.  Glue this on with a tacky glue.

More embellishments are added at the bottom corner and top as well.  These include a variety of buttons, flowers and ribbon.

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Next, use a mini clipboard clip and some tacky glue and adhere it to the front.  This can be left empty until you give it to the recipient.  They can add a photo of their future bundle of joy when they arrive.  Or, you can do what I did and add a paper frame with some paper embellishments to make it more obvious that a picture should go there.

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What a delightful gift to give to a new mom (or dad)!  What other designs can you see yourself making with this jar shape?

Thanks for joining me!  See you next time!

Maureen


Winter Wide Scallop Acrylic Album

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a mini book I created that is all about winter!  Using the Wide Scallop Acrylic Album and a few easy techniques, my project was fun and quick to put together. I love this album because of the cascading pages as well as that acrylic is my favorite! 

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My go to medium for acrylic is using alcohol ink! I chose a fun icy blue color and applied it around the edges of each page. 

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Once my alcohol ink was dry, I used a dauber to apply StazOn Opaque to the edges of the acrylic to give it a "snowy" look.  I was careful to apply the ink to the side of the acrylic opposite of where my alcohol ink was.  This prevents any mixing of colors. 

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Here is a close up of the front of my album! The first page is only 3 x 3 inches (not including the scallops). 

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On the inside of the front cover, I left a spot for journaling that I will add at a later time. 

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I  found it easiest to use wallet sized photos with this particular album as they fit best.  I always mat my photos onto white cardstock because 1.) I'm a creature of habit and 2.) I  love the way it looks! LOL 

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Here, I created a pocket with foam tape behind my photo to add a tag. This is an easy way to add more embellishments or photos to your albums! 

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As my pages become longer, I decided to use two photos instead of a single picture.  

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This page is just a fun banner sticker that I embellished with stickers and die cut shapes! 

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A close up of the inside of the back cover!  

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After I was finished, I added chrome book rings that I accented with ribbon.  I tied on a cute metal charm with jute.  


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Thanks for reading! You can find all of the Acrylic Albums by clicking HERE! And don't forget to check out what is new with Clear Scraps while you are at the shop!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, foam shapes/words, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook.com, Scor-Tape;  alcohol ink: Ranger; accent ink: Tsuneiko; metal charm: Tim Holtz; ribbon: SnugHug;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, jute, dauber, thread. 

 

 


Home Printer Tray Frame

Hola!

Tami with you here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project I'd like to share with you.

It's January, the start of a new year, and maybe you are doing some redecorating or spiffying up your home to freshen up for 2023.

If you are wanting to create some new decor items, Clear Scraps has lots and lots of options to help you with that. Chipboard, wood, acrylic, big or small - they've got them ALL!

I have a small chest of drawers by my front door and wanted a new accessory for it. I started with Clear Scraps Rectangle/Square Printer Tray Frame...

The printer tray comes in a variety of shapes with different sizes of openings for your photos or embellishments.

I wanted this tray to be purely decorative, so I chose not to add photos in any of the spaces. I had recently purchased a new paper line that went well with the colors in my living room and thought it would be perfect for this project. 

Here's my finished project.

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I liked the rectangular spaces in this frame style as it allowed me more space to arrange some embellishments.

I started by painting the frame black; I thought the color would set off the papers best.

Next I decided which way I wanted my frame to be. The rectangular spaces could be placed vertically as well. 

I put one of the open frame pieces on top of the back chipboard piece and traced around the inside of each opening. This step helps you see where to place your photos, papers or decorative items with each space.

Then, came the fun part. I had cut apart the tags and cards from the printed papers and laid out all the paper embellies that matched them. I also had a pad of 8 X 8 coordinating printed paper that I could use as backgrounds. HINT: using 6 X 6 or 8 X 8 paper pads for project like this helps to keep the scale in proportion.

Once I had everything placed how I wanted it, I started gluing the pieces down. I used 3D squares to add some dimension to a few of the items. I also picked some trims and embellies to use on the trio of tags at the bottom right of the frame.

I made sure that my pieces fit inside the pencil line of the space I was working on and trimmed any that would overlap into another space.

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Once I was ready to assemble the frame, I glued both open unpainted chipboard frames on top of the base. I did check to make sure all of my embellishments were inside the areas they were supposed to be in first! Then I removed the film from ONE side of the acrylic sheet. HINT: I find that removing the film just from the side of the acrylic piece that I am gluing down, cuts down on fingerprints or adhesive transfer to the other side. 

I glued the acrylic piece down to the frame and once the glue had set, I removed the film from the top of the piece. Then I adhered the painted open frame to the project.

I wanted the butterfly to be between the spaces in the frame, but you can't do that unless you adhere the embellie to the OUTSIDE of the frame. 

I hope you will come back and visit the Clear Scraps Blog soon! 

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Clear Scraps Rectangle/Square Printer Tray Frame

Other: Simple Stories: Printed Papers and Embellishments, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, 3D Squares, Black Paint, Embellies and Trim for tags