Ocean Themed Art Journal Page

 
Today I am excited to share this art journal page I created using my Clear Scraps Stencils. This page features the following stencils:
 
 
 
This art journal page also uses Watercolor paper, distress inks, water, Embossing ink, clear embossing powder and sticker sentiments. 
 
Start by securing your Clear Scraps 6 inch Turtle Stencil  to your watercolor paper. 
 
 
Ink your turtle using distress inks. 
 

 

Leaving the Clear Scraps 6 inch Turtle Stencil  in place, ink turtle with embossing ink. 
Add clear embossing powder and heat emboss. this will protect your turtle from "water" damage in later steps. 

 

Using distress inks, ink your ocean. 

 

Add Sea plant to your page using Clear Scraps 5 x9 inch Swirl Tree Layering Stencil and distress inks. 



 

Move the Clear Scraps 5 x9 inch Swirl Tree Layering Stencil to add more plants across the bottom of your page. 

 
Sprinkle your page with water to create air bubbles in your ocean. Dip a cap into water and "stamp" onto your ocean to create larger bubbles. 



 

 
Add your desired sentiment to finish your page. I hope you are inspired to create your own stenciled art journal page. 


 


Happiness Blooms from Within

Hello Crafty Friends!

You know how much I love creating Home Decor projects. Well I have a project perfect to welcome spring! I've chose Clear Scraps new flower shaker Click Here and the Wood Deco 3 pack Click Here

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First off we'll begin by decorating our wood deco base. I'm using Carta Bella Spring Market collection, but any spring themed papers will work. I chose a wood grain paper background.  Trace around the wood shape with your pencil and cut out with your scissors. Take Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhere your paper to your wood base. Take an xacto knife and trim any excess paper. Using a distress tool, rub off any excess paper till smooth. Then rub distress ink all along the edges.

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Next chose the any embellishments you'd like to use to create your design. I chose some stickers, ephermera pieces and fuzzy cut out the flower pots, and truck. I added distress ink along the edges of my ephermera and fuzzy cut images. The pink awning sticker I adhered to the top of my piece using foam dots. The Happiness Blooms sticker I adhered to the middle bottom area of my wood base.

Set your wood piece aside for now. We will start making our shaker flower. Take apart your shaker pieces. For the bottom base,  I chose a coordinating floral paper. Traced around the edge with my pencil. Cut it out. Glue your patterned paper to your bottom shaker base. Trim excess paper off with your exacto knife. Distress edges till smooth. Take your top shaker piece and add acrylic paints to match your design. You aren't limited to just using paints to decorate your shaker. You can use, glitter, inks whatever you prefer. I also painted the sides of my shaker pieces with green paint.

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After your paint dries, take your glue and adhere your first two shaker pieces. Next you can add some colored seed beads to each section of your flower shaker. Take your acrylic flower shape and peel off the protective film off both sides before adhering to the top of your previous layer. Then carefully add your top shaker piece. Don't move your shaker until it's throughly dried or else your beads may stick to the sides. 

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Now take your wood piece and glue your flower shaker to the left side of your piece.

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I added a sentiment "Hello Spring" on the right side with foam dots. I added foam dots to the back of my fuzzy cut images as well as the truck. The leafy sticker I adhered below my hello spring sentiment. I scattered a few crystal gems onto my design. To finish my project, I hot glued a ribbon to the back of my wood piece. Now it's ready to display!

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and it will inspire you to start creating one for your home. Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog. We love to see your projects. So please share them on our Facebook page! Check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the newest products. Click Here

Till we meet again, Happy Spring and Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Distress too Tim Holtz Distress ink Rusty hinge, Carta Bella Spring Market collection.

 


Baby 6x6 Chipboard Tabbed Album

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a baby album I created using the Chipboard 6x6 Tabbed Album. I documented these photos of my two adorable nieces. The three tabbed dividers are so perfect to separate their individual photos and sister photos.

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For the front and back cover, I traced them to a patterned paper, cut out and adhered with tacky glue. Next, I decorated the covers by using patterned papers, stickers and ephemera.

▼ For the inside covers, I cut two 4 x 6 journaling cards and adhered it to the center. Then, cut two patterned strips for the top and the bottom. I also used a ribbon border punch to create white dotted ribbon strips and adhered them between the papers.

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▼ For the inside pages, I painted the outer edges using pink acrylic paint and planned to cover with patterned papers.

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▼ Then I trimmed the patterned papers to 5.25 x 5.75 to fit inside the chipboard. For this page of the first divider, I created two pockets to hold four 2 x 2.75 photos from one of my nieces. I backed the photos with pink paper and I documented the date and some details on the back. 

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▼ Here I documented the photos from my other niece on the second divider. I created a vertical pocket to hold the photos.

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▼ The third divider is holding their sister photos! Again, I created pockets and adhered them to the bottom of the pages to hold tags or extra photos. 

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Thank you for stopping by Clear Scraps blog today! I hope you are inspired to create an album of your own. You may check HERE for all the chipboard albums. Let's get crafty!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Stickers, Ephemera: Echo Park Paper Little Dreamer Girl Collection
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape and foam tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Paper Trimmer: Fiskars
- Border Punch: Dress My Craft


Flower DIY Wood Shape Mini Album

Hi friends!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a spring time project with you!  I love the colors of this time of year and even more creating projects that incorporate spring themes!  For today's post, I used the Flower DIY Wood Shapes to create a mini album and am going to share the techniques I used! 

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All of the DIY Wood Shapes come in a pack of three so you can use one solo shape or do as I  did, and create a mini album or even a banner! I painted the edges of both sides with chalk paint in patina; a nice blue spring color!  I love using chalk paint with the birch wood because it dries quickly as well as gives it a classy look. 

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Next, using my Silhouette I  cut 6 inch circles out of patterned paper to fit the pages of my book.  I applied each background piece using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries fast and you won't have to worry about paper or wood warping in the future.  I then secured the 4x6 Butterfly Flock Stencil to the front with washi tape then blended in different Distress Inks over the top. 

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Here is a close up of the end result!  I  love the way it turned out!  

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For the remainder of my pages, I  added a 6 inch patterned paper circle with a 4x4 space for a future photo. 

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For this page, I used the 4x6 Quaterfoil Stencil with my Distress Oxide inks over my patterned paper.  

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Thank you for reading today! You can visit the Clear Scraps shop by clicking HERE! Please check out what is new while you are there! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: Echo Park; border punches: EK Success, Fiskars; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; die cut machine: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book ring, thread, cut file. 

 

 

 


Butterfly Card with Chipboard Embossed Paper

Hello from the Clear Scraps' Blog!

Tami here to share another project and technique idea with you today.

So far this month, I've shared 2 projects each using a similar set of supplies and techniques that use your Clear Scraps' products in different ways.

For my third project, I used a Clear Scraps' Chipboard Embellishment to emboss a design on paper.

It's easy to do using your diecutting or embossing machine!

Clear Scraps' Chipboard Embellishments come in lots and lots of amazing designs, and are a wonderful way to dress up all kinds of projects.

This is just one more way to use them; and STILL have the embellishment to use on another project.

Here is the card I made using this technique; one of the butterflies from the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment was used to add the embossed design...

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You can try out this technique and make the project if you like using the step-out directions below...

Place the chipboard on diecutting plate, position paper over it, then add embossing mat (or cut piece of fun foam) and cover with top plate. Add foam and or chipboard pieces to stack if needed. Your stack will depend on your machine...

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If embossed design is not as detailed or deep as you would like, try adding another piece of foam or chipboard.

Embossed design...

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Apply inks in a diagonal rainbow pattern. Dont press hard over embossed area, let applicator glide across it...

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Spritz lightly with water; water will activate the inks...

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Blot lightly with clean paper towel...

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Inked cardstock...

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Stamp sentiment...

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Adhere inked cardstock to card front. Cut out sentiment and adhere using foam tape...

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For an alternate project, try embossing several small designs on the paper, then use the Chipboard Embellishment itself on the card for a coordinated look.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment

Other:

Ranger: Oxide Inks

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips and Thankful Clear Stamps

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry

Watercolor Paper

White Cardstock

Paper Trimmer

Scissors

Foam Tape

Acrylic Block

Paper Towels


Clear Scraps Shaker Heart Paw -- Puppy Love LO

Hi everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a little inspiration for scrapping

those pet photos, using one of the adorable Clear Scraps Shakers!

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Have you tried scrapping with the cute Clear Scraps Mini Shakers yet?  I love

using these to create a custom embellishment to add that little something "extra"

to my LO's!  This one is the Clear Scraps Heart/Paw Mini Shaker.  This is a LO

I have ready to go for one of our 4-legged pups, but the idea could easily be

changed up to a LO for a kitty as well!

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The LO itself is pretty simple, just a few stickers and layered spots for photos.  I used

a block method to create a grid that I worked all the photos and embellishments into.

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The star of the show is the cute shaker tho!  It's easy to do as you'd like with these.

Here I painted the top frame with red and black acrylic paint.  I used a brush to make

the lines along the edge of the paw sharp.  The rest I painted with a foam brush.  You

can use any method you'd like and any colors you'd like, that's why I love these shakers!

If you want to ink it, stamp it, spray it with ink, your choice!  You can add glitter glue to

make it sparkle if you'd like.  Same goes for the background. I chose to trace the heart/paw

onto patterned paper, but you could paint it or anything you'd like.  You could stamp a

sentiment of some sort inside.  But those sparkly sequins are so fun!  But really, I love

the versatility of these!  Sometime you may no want the shaker , well, they actually have

this VERY same look in their chipboard embellishments!

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How fun is that?  So you can choose your look for this one!

 

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

 

  Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Heart/Paw

Other:  Echo Park My Dog papers and stickers,

red and black acrylic paint, twine, adhesive, foam tape.


Create a Travel Journal with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a travel journal using assorted products from Clear Scraps.

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It's been a tough year and I am so ready to start traveling again.   
I created this journal to document one of the trips we are hoping to take to Paris very soon.
I have lots of books and journals so I pulled one out to decorate.

After inking the journal with black paint, I added pattern paper to the front cover.

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Using one of the acrylic tags from the Acrylic Tag Album, I embossed it with an embossing folder.  
After placing ribbon through it, I adhered the tag to the journal.

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Remove the Eiffel Tower Chipboard Embellishment from it's frame and paint it.
Adhere it to the acrylic tag.
Next, I added a sweet stamped image I "found" on my desk.
The sentiment says it all, doesn't it?

Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint, Embossing Folder, Magnolia Stamp, Copic Markers

 


Flock of Butterflies Card with Embossing Technique

HiYa!

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

This month I'm focusing on techniques that you can try out using your Clear Scraps' products.

I used a lot of the same supplies on each of the projects to make it easier to play and try out the ideas.

Today, I'll be showing you how to use a Clear Scrap Stencil with your diecut or embossing machine to add an embossed design to paper.

It's nice to be able to "multi-task" your supplies; find different ways to use them.

The design from the Butterfly Flock Stencil was embossed on watercolor paper and then used to make this card...

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If you'd like to try out the technique, here are the step out directions for the card...

NOTE: For this project, ink your paper before embossing since oxide inks are being used. The embossed detail would be lightened or lost by the use of water on it if you embossed the paper first.

Apply scattered areas of inks across watercolor paper...

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Spritz lightly with water to activate inks...

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Blot lightly with clean paper towel; let dry...

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Place the stencil on diecutting plate, position paper (inked side down) over it, then add embossing mat (or cut piece of fun foam) and cover with top plate. Add foam and or chipboard pieces to stack if needed. Your stack will depend on your diecut machine...

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If embossed design is not as detailed or deep as you would like, try adding another piece of foam or chipboard.

Here's how the paper looks after it is embossed...

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Place stencil over inked paper, matching embossed design...

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Ink design...

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Inking brings out the raised embossed design...

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Lightly distress ink with file...

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Distress edges of inked paper...

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Stamp sentiment...

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Adhere inked cardstock to card front. Cut out sentiment and adhere using foam tape...

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Embossing your design before stenciling it is a great way to add dimension to your project.

Try embossing on plain white or kraft cardstock, then using bright vivid colors to stencil the design for a bold graphic look.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 4X6 Butterfly Flock Stencil

Other:

Ranger: Oxide Inks

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

The Stamps of Life: Sign4Words

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips and Graphite Dyestress Ink

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry

Watercolor Paper

White Cardstock

Paper Trimmer

Scissors

Foam Tape

Acrylic Block

Paper Towels


Shell Mini Shaker Layout

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a layout I created using one of the new adorable Mini Shakers!  There are so many different shapes to choose from as well as a few words!  Summer is always packed full of fun memories and activities including days in the sun!  The Shell Mini Shaker is a perfect accent to my photo of my niece jumping in the pool! 

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I began by backing the chipboard base of my shaker with patterned paper. I found its best to use a solvent based liquid adhesive such as Beacon 3-in-1. I then trimmed excess paper away using scissors followed by using a sanding tool to smooth edges. 

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Next, I painted the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames with chalk paint in Patina.  

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Using my Beacon adhesive, I adhered the two chipboard frames to the base.  I then inserted Star Sprinkle Mix along with additional sequins to the center.  Next, I adhered the acrylic piece followed by the top chipboard frame. 

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Here is the final result of my assembled shaker! I again used Beacon 3-in-1 to adhere the shaker to my page. 

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To give my background a pop of color, I used the 12x12 Spiral Mascil along with spray ink in yellow. This is a great technique to use if you usually use a solid color for your base page.  

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Here is a close up of the spray ink with the Mascil! I love how it turned out especially against the white cardstock!  I added a cut file that I adhered behind my photo as well as used small die cuts and embellishments to accent. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see everything that is new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, epoxy buttons: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; ink, spray ink:  Ranger; stamp: October Afternoon; paint: Folk Art; die cut machine: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome; misc:  thread, sequins. 


Garden Floral Journal

Hi there Crafty Friends!

I'm so looking forward to Spring aren't you? I love the beauty of blooming flowers and gardens. For today's project, I'm creating a garden journal using Clear Scraps Wood blank album Click Here and 6x6 Doily stencil Click Here

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These Clear Scraps 6x8 albums are so versatile and can be decorated in a variety of ways. For my project I chose 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Blush collection. 

To begin this project, I took my Clear Scraps Doily stencil and using masking tape secured it in place on the top of my album. I chose only to use only a part of this stencil design. Then taking a palette knife and some 3D gloss gel I spread over top of my stencil. Scrape off any excess gel and carefully lift off your stencil. Let dry throughly. To speed up the drying process, you may use your heat tool. Repeat this same process with the stencil, on the bottom and left side of your album cover.

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Next we can decorate the cover of the album. I arranged my pieces making sure of the placement, before adhering with glue. I used some ephermera pieces along with some punch out floral pieces. For my flower piece and butterfly,  I added some foam dots to the back, before gluing to my album cover. I glued a few pink sequins to finish off my cover. I like to add glitter to my flowers and butterfly wings. 

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For the inside cover, I cut a 6x4 inch piece of coordinating paper, punched my holes on the right side and adhered as a pocket.  Added a piece of trim to the top edge of my pocket. I took one of the ephermera cards and added a floral rub-on to the envelope. Then tucked inside my pocket. For the adjoining page on the right, I cut this paper to measure 6x8, punched holes on the left side, added a rub-on sentiment and some epoxy dots. I left this blank for a photo or some journaling.

 

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Next page I decorated with rub-ons, and photo frame. I added foam dots to the back of my sentiment and photo mat, leaving side open to slip in a photo. For the page on the right, I added a small photo frame, 3D leaves, and pop dots to the flower and sentiment. I like to add some glitter to my butterfly wings.

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For my last page, I made another 6x8 pocket, added a punch out butterfly on the ride side of my pocket. Added glitter to the butterfly wings. Took a empherma card added a paper clip and rub on sentiment. I made a tag from some leftover paper, punch a hole at the top. Added a rub on sentiment and some tied some seam binding through the hole if my tag. Then adhered another punch out sentiment to the upper left hand corner of my page.

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For the back cover, I took some leftover paper and cut at 3 & 1/4 x 8 inches and adhered as a side pocket to the right side back cover. Took one of the empherma cards, added another rub-on sentiment and tucked inside the pocket. Added some glitter to the floral images. 

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To finish my album, I added a few metal rings and tied some pink and green ribbons into a bow and added some bumble bee/flower charms. 

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and it will inspire you to create your very own journal. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here

For all your crafting needs. Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies used: 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Blush collection, Finnibair 3D Gloss gel, ribbons, metal charms, Stickles glitter Diamond. 

 


Stenciled Feathers Altered Tag

Hola!

Tami here with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog.

My projects this month feature different techniques you can use with some of your Clear Scraps products. 

Most of the basic supplies are the same, so gather them up and have a play day to try them out.

Some ideas may be new to you, and some not so new, but the idea is to experiment with the techniques and maybe find a fresh way to use your supplies and Clear Scrap products.

The first project is an altered tag using one of the tags from Clear Scraps' Chipboard Tag Album and the 5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil...

 

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Have you ever used modeling paste with your stencils? It is a great way to easily add dimension and texture to your project. 

The center feather in the tag was stenciled using modeling paste, then inked.

I used a page from a vintage dictionary as a background for my tag to add another layer to the project.

The layering stencils from Clear Scraps have a base image, then detail to add on top. You can also use each portion separately.

I put together a short video to show how to make this tag step-by-step...

                                                                                                         

You can use modeling paste to add stenciled designs to Clear Scraps' Wood and Acrylic products too.

You can paint or ink the paste after it dries, or try mixing in a paint or ink before applying the paste.

This altered tag would make a nice gift; slip it in a mailing envelope and send it via old fashioned snail mail.

SUPPLIES: 

Clear Scraps: 

5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil

Chipboard Tag Album

other: 

Ranger: Oxide Inks

The Crafter’s Workshop: White Pearl Modeling Paste

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Graphite Dyestress Ink and Bible Clear Stamps

Vintage Dictionary Page

Vintage Black Twine

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Life is Good Spring Tag by Maya

Hello everyone and happy Monday! How was everyone's easter weekend? This is Maya on the blog today to share a spring tag I created using chipboard tag and one of the chipboard word titles with Life is Good.

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▼ For the decoration, I used ephemera that I fussy cut from the patterned papers, stickers and lace ribbon, then I layered all the elements on the tag.

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▼ For the layering effect, I adhered the first layer with tacky glue and then adhered the next layer with double sided adhesive foam to add depth to the project.

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▼ I decided to give the word title "Life is Good" a coat of white embossing powder. First, I tapped the chipboard on the watermark ink pad and then sprinkled white embossing powder. Next is to heat with a heat gun.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope this spring tag brighten your day! Blessings.

Additional products used: 
Patterned Papers & Stickers & Ephemera: Carta Bella Spring Market Collection
Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Paper trimmer & Border Punch: Fiskars
Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape & Foam Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue


Creating an Easter Shaker Box

 



Easter Greetings!  Today I am excited to share this cute Shaker Egg I created to adorn my fridge!  Featuring the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Easter Egg,  I love that this shaker allowed me to embellish each section differently! 

Start by painting your Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Easter Egg.  I painted the base several shades lighter than my top. 



 
 
Once dry, Assemble your middle layers of your Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Easter Egg
 
 
The zig zags in the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Easter Egg create 3 different sections you can fill.  Fill each section as desired, covering the other sections to create the 3 different colored sections. 
 
 
 
Add your clear acrylic to your shaker box.  Don't forget to remove the protective cocering from both sides of the acrylic. 
 


Add painted top layer and a sticker sentiment to the front.  You can then add to a card, a layout or attach a magnet to the back and hang on your fridge!  I hope you are inspired to get creative with your shakers! 


 

Mouse Chipboard Album

Hello!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini book I created! I've been missing traveling and vacations for the past year but its fun to document favorite trips!  We were able to take our kids to Orlando a few years ago and the Mouse Chipboard Album was perfect for my photos! 

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There are five total pages which I painted both sides with black acrylic paint.  Chipboard can also be inked, stamped, or covered in paper-or a combination of your choice!  

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I used my Silhouette to cut 5 3/4 inch circles to cover the main portion of my pages. For some like this, I  cut my circles in half and covered the bottom portion of the page. I also found it was best using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere paper directly to the chipboard.  

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I also found that 4x4 or 4x5 photos fit best as the "head" portion of the album is approximately 6 inches. I did trim my pictures down to mat onto white cardstock as well as added patterned paper behind for extra color. 

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The album comes with two pre-drilled holes for you to place book rings or ribbon.  I  chose the latter and threaded some bright yellow ribbon around the top book ring for accent. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can see all of the albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots, chipboard stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; journaling pen: American Crafts; die cut machine: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: thread, chrome book rings. 


Garden Gnome Shaker Home Decor

Hi Crafty Friends!

After a brutal winter, I'm definitely looking forward to Spring! Aren't you? Today I have quick and easy Home Decor project to share. I'm using Clear Scraps new adorable Gnome shaker Click Here 

Clear Scraps has many new shaker fillers to chose from. I'm using Sprinkles butterfly medley to fill my shaker Click Here

For my wood base I chose Clear Scraps wood flower 3 pack Click Here 

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To start my project I painted my wooden flower shape with orange glitter acrylic paint. Let dry.

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Next I took a 9 inch embroidery hoop and wrapped some floral wash I tape along the edge of my entire hoop. 

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After your wood flower has dried throughly, attached some foam squares on the back of your wood flower shape and adhere in the center of your embroidery hoop. The foam tape adds some dimension to your project. 

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Now take your gnome shaker apart. And paint the top shaker piece with red acrylic paint for the hat, peach paint for his nose, and I used some textured snow for his beard. Let dry. 

Take the bottom shaker piece and paint the gnomes shoes black. Trace his hat and body onto craft paper. I'm using Craft Factory Garden paper collection for this project. But any spring like craft papers will work just fine. Cut out and then glue the papers down onto the bottom gnome shaker base. Trim any edges with an xacto knife and smooth any edges with a distress tool. I added a fuzzy circle brad for a tassel on his hat.

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Now start adhering your gnome shaker pieces in place using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Before gluing down your acrylic piece, add your shaker fillers and be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before gluing. Avoid shaking or moving your shaker until it dries throughly. Otherwise your shaker filler pieces could stick to the sides. 

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Take a 6x6 matching background paper and adhere with glue in the center of your wood flower.

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Glue your gnome towards the bottom edge of your project. I chose some other embellishments from this paper collection and decided where I wanted to place them before adhering with craft glue. I added pop dots to the flags/lanterns, polka dot boots and spring sentiment. I bent the butterfly wings upward to give the appearance of movement. 

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To finish my project I added a tulle bow at the top of my embroidery hoop. 

 

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I hope I have inspired you and you will start creating your own spring home decor project to display in your home! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website  and see all the new craft products Click Here

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Craft Factory Garden paper collection, Martha Stewart orange glitter acrylic paint, Aleene's fake snow, foam dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue.

 


Creating an Alice Themed Teapot Chipboard Wall Decor

 

 
 
I love Alice in Wonderland Themed items. Today I am excited to share this Alice themed Teapot I created using my Clear Scraps Teapot Chipboard Album.   I admit that this Teapot Chipboard Album.  was one of the very first items from Clear Scraps.  I always knew I wanted to create a Alice themed project with it, but could never find the "right" idea or papers etc.  So I decided to mix up an entire paper collection
 
To recreate to project you will need  one page from the Clear Scraps Teapot Chipboard Album, Alice in Wonderland themed papers, and some modge podge or sealer. 
 
Start by detail cutting out some of the characters to use as embellishments on your project. 
 
 
 
Tear your patterned paper into small pieces.  Adhere to your  Clear Scraps Teapot Chipboard Album. 




 
Continue adding the torn paper to the teapot until the entire page is covered. . 
 

 

Once dry, trim the edges of your teapot. Begin adding your detail cut characters and items you cut as embellishments to your teapot. 

 

 

 

Continue to add your pieces until your project is finished.  I hope you enjoyed this easy project! 

Decorated Easter Gift Bags by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share some cute Easter Gift Bags decorated with the 4" x 6" Grass Stencil and the Bunnies Chipboard embellishments.

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I started by lightly inking the gift bags with green ink.   
Placing the Grass Stencil on top, I used a darker green through the stencil, moving the stencil to completely cover the gift bag.
Next, I used blue ink to simulate the sky.

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The bunnies were removed from their frame and painted with pink and blue paints.

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Happy Easter was stamped in black ink to the right of each bunny.

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Using a small oval die and Rinea Foiled Papers, I created an assortment of Easter eggs and placed them around each bunny.

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Now just fill the bags with the recipient's favorite Easter candies.
Fold over the flaps of the bag, punch holes in the tops and then insert ribbon.
Tie the bags closed.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint, Oxide Ink, VersaFine Clair Ink, Rinea Foiled Papers


Great Outdoors Album by Maya

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today sharing a great outdoors album using one of the wood cards. I used our mushroom hunting photos from last year. Let's check it out!

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▼ The wood card size is 3.75 x 5.75 and there are 2 pieces per pack that can perfectly be used as front and back cover to a mini album. Here I used the succulent wood card.

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▼ I started by painting the front and back cover in green acrylic paint.

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▼ After the paint dried, I used patterned papers, stickers, and chicken wire chipboard to decorate the front and back cover. 

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▼ For the inside covers, I cut down 2 cards from a 4 x 6 journaling cards paper, trimmed them to 3.75 x 5.75, and adhered with tacky glue.

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▼ For the inside pages, I created 4 pockets that are the same size (3.75 x 5.75) as the wood cards.

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▼ I also cut some notes that can insert into the pockets for extra photos or journaling.

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▼ When I was creating this album, I found a old vellum quote stack that I had for a while. So, I decided to add couple of sheets to the album and I absolutely love them on this album!

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▼ And here are the finished inside pages. I decorated the pages with patterned papers, stickers, ephemera, tags, and enamel dots.

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▼ For some pages, I created some flaps to keep the mushroom photos. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you are inspired to create a mini album using the wood cards. Have a great day! Blessings.

Additional products used:
Patterned Paper, Stickers, Ephemera: Simple Stories Great Escape Collection
Vellum Quotes: DCWV 
Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape and foam tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
Paper Trimmer, Border Punch: Fiskars


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Easter Egg--Egg Hunt LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here today with a LO to get you ready for springtime and

those Easter egg hunts, or it could easily be tweaked for coloring eggs!!

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Just looking at the colors, bright, cheerful, fun, has got me thinking of Spring!

This LO started with the a blank white piece of cardstock.  I wanted to make a

unique border, so I chose the 6" Damask background stencil from Clear Scraps.

I used some distress ink layered in to get a different color, and also added in a few

smudges of ink to distress it up just a little--I wanted a softer look to the border.

After that I brushed some bright green acrylic paint around the edges of the

cardstock, and then set that aside to dry.  Next I grabbed that oh so adorable NEW

Mini Shaker Easter Egg from Clear Scraps!

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It was painted with white and green acrylic paint on the top layer.  Love the cute chevron/wavy

detail on this one!  While the top frame dried, the back solid layer was traced onto the pretty

flower pattern paper, cut out, and glued onto the solid chipboard piece, then I glued on the

 layering pieces, added some sequins, then sealed the sequins in with the acrylic layer. A little

tip/reminder, or if you are not familiar with the mini shakers, there is a special protective

film on BOTH SIDES of the acrylic piece that keeps it nice and scratch free.  Make sure

to peel off both pieces.  I generally peel the back off, glue it down, and then peel the top off

right before I glue on the top painted frame.  That way it stays nice and perfect--scratch free!

There are so many different Mini Shakers in the Clear Scraps store--you can find them HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  6" Damask Stencil, Mini Shaker Easter Egg

Other:  green and white acrylic paint, sequins,

Doodlebug Spring Things paper and embellishments.


Garden Angel Mini Pallet Shape

Hola!

Tami here on the blog with you today. The sun is out, the trees are starting to bud and things are beginning to "green-up".

I have some planters on my porch just waiting to be potted with new spring flowers. But I don't have the green-ist of thumbs - unless of course they have ink or paint on them :)

I could definitely use a little help in keeping any new plantings alive, so I thought I'd make myself a little Garden Angel...

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I started with Clear Scraps' Mini Angel Pallet Shape. I white-washed it with a mix of 50% water and 50% white acrylic paint...

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After the paint dried, I sanded it lightly around the edges, and a little harder on the face...

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To create the hair, I adhered tiny pink paper rosebuds around the top of the head, and for her halo, some pearls on filament...

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Next, small yellow flowers were added for the wings...

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A few tiny white flowers were added to the hem of her skirt for trim and tiny rhinestones and pearls were added as centers to the flowers...

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I printed out "Garden Angel" in green ink, leaving some spacing between the letters. The banner was then cut out letter by letter...

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After adhering the letters to a piece of green twine, the banner was attached to the back of the wings...

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You could add a magnet to the back of this little angel, or maybe a ribbon to tie it around a pot.

Or if you are gifting a plant or some flowers; attach her to a garden stake to place her in the pot.

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

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Mini Angel Pallet Shape

Other: Bo Bunny and Doodlebug Pearls and Rhinestones, Paper Flowers, Pearls on Filament Embellishment, White Acrylic Paint, White Cardstock, Green Baker's Twine, Paintbrush, Scissors and File