You and Me Desktop Frame by Maya

Hello everyone! Maya here on the blog today to share this home decor piece featuring the You & Me Desktop Frame. I had so much fun making this project. The cut out heart frame is so perfect for a favorite photo, and I decided to use our wedding photo. 

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▼ The desktop frame comes with 1 laser cut word frame, a heart shape cutout, and 2 base pieces for the standing frame. To start the project, I traced the wood word and both bases on a patterned paper. After that, I cut the paper with a carving craft knife. Then, I used tacky glue to adhere the patterned papers on the wood word and bases. 

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▼ For the cutout heart frame, I applied a coat of white embossing powder and heated with a heat gun. Next, I traced the heart frame on my photo, cut and glued it to the word frame, and glued the embossed frame on top of the photo.

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▼ After I assembled the pieces, I also tied a bow with cheesecloth and added two paper flowers for extra touches.

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Thank you for stopping by today! You can also see all the Wood Desktop Frames by clicking HERE. Hope you are inspired to create one of your own! Have a great day, blessings.

Additional products used:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper You & Me Collection
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Detailed White


Spring Window by Kelly Parker

Hello on the blog with Clear Scraps today and I have created a hinged Window Shaker! I love this and it was such a fun project, I hope you enjoy it too!

 
To start off this project, I had this vision of what I wanted it to look like but I wasn't sure how to achieve that look, so I started by die cutting all kinds of small leave images from some of my Gelli plate printed papers in greens, yellows, and blues. I wanted a variety to choose from and not run out. 
 
 
I then decided to use washi tape to cover the back of the window. I generally apply glue then add the washi tape then cut off the edges. 
 
 
While the washi tape was drying, I put together the acrylic window. First I had to cut another piece of acrylic because I wanted to add sequins to the front of the window. Pulling out some packaging, I traced around the window and cut out another piece to go on the back. I glued a chipboard window to the back of the acrylic then another chipboard then added the sequins in Ocean and Lovely colors then added the acrylic to the back of this sandwich. You can see it below, the clips are holding it together until it is dry. 
 
After everything was dry, I started to glue down the die-cut pieces to create an illusion of looking through a window. I added leaves to the front and to the inside of the piece after I added the image of the woman peeking out the window.  After this was dry, I drilled holes along the edge and tied it together with some string. 
 

 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this project as much as I had creating it!!
Kelly
 
 

Clear Scraps DIY Heart Pallet--

Hi everyone!  Laura is here today to give you a little inspiration to kick start that

 Valentine's Day crafting!!  Who wants some fun ideas to create your own cute home decor?

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So cute, but super simple believe it or not!!  Just layering up some cute papers and

stickers, and it's even a great way to use up your scraps!!  The base that makes it

so easy to create these home decor pieces are the Medium DIY Pallets from

Clear Scraps.  Here I used the heart shape of course--perfect for Valentine's decor!

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The Medium size pallets are a great size for home decor.  You can find the medium

pallets in shapes for everyday, or holiday or seasons in the Clear Scraps Store HERE.

There are also some larger pallets to play with, you can find those HERE in the store.

These bare wood pallets are like so many Clear Scrap products, versatile to paint,

 ink, stamp on, stencil on, whatever you'd like to do.  There are always great examples

and ideas here on the blog--just put pallet in the search function and check it out!

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For this project, I covered the pallet with pretty Valentine patterned papers.  I just

traced the sections onto the paper, cut them out, glued them down, and then

started to embellish with some border pieces and ephemera pieces, layering them

in as I went.  I used foam tape to give a little extra dimension and then added

a few enamel dots.  When the project was complete, I decided I'd like the ability

 to hang it up, so I punched a couple of holes with a crop-a-dile, (a great tool when you

work with these pallets!) and then threaded a pretty pink ribbon thru to make the

hanger.  I love to embellish, so I added the twine and heart to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  DIY Medium Heart Pallet

Other:  Doodlebug Cream and Sugar paper and Odds&Ends,

enamel dots, twine, ribbon, foam tape, adhesive.


Quick and Easy Love Home Decor

 

 

Greetings!  Love is in the Air this time of year and who doesn't need a little love right now!  Today I am excited to share this quick and easy home decor I created using my Clear Scraps Products. 
 
To recreate this project you will need the following supplies:
Acrylic Paint ( red, black), Lace, Wax Rub, Stickles
 
 
Start by painting your Clear Scraps Heart Wood Shape in red.  Remember this is raw wood so you may need a thick coat or 2 coats. 
 
 
While your Clear Scraps Heart Wood Shape is drying paint your Clear Scraps LOVE XL Scripted Word black and let dry. 
 
 
 
Once your Clear Scraps Heart Wood Shape and  Clear Scraps LOVE XL Scripted Word  is dry, add a metallic wax to your pieces for extra accents! 
 
 
 
Turn your Clear Scraps Heart Wood Shape over and adhere behind your heart. 
 
 
Add stickles dots along the outside of your heart (I just love the dots of sparkle!) and add your finished Clear Scraps LOVE XL Scripted Word to your project to finish! 
 
 

 
I hope you are inspired to get crafty with your Clear Scraps supplies! 

 

 

Valentine's Day Shaker Card by Maya

Hello crafty friends! Maya on the blog today to share this shaker card (6.5 x 5 inches) using the mini shaker heart and the sprinkles heart confetti. This will be my Valentine's Day card to my hubby! Do you make your own Valentine's Day card? 

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▼ This is the mini shaker heart pack, including 1 chip back, 3 chip forms, and 1 acrylic divider.

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▼ On the chip back, I traced the heart shape to a patterned paper, cut it and glued the paper to the chip back. I also added a sticker with two swans to the middle of the heart.

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▼ Here I glued two chip forms and put in the sprinkles heart confetti. Next, I removed the protective films on the acrylic divider and glued it to cover the heart. 

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▼ For the top layer, I decided to give it a coat of white embossing powder. I tapped the chipboard on the watermark ink pad, sprinkled white embossing powder, and heated with a heat gun.

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▼ After I finished the shaker heart, I decorated the background with 2 patterned papers,  a 3 x 4 card and some stickers.

I really love how it turned out! Hope you are inspired to create a shaker card and you can see all of the shakers by clicking HERE! Thank you for stopping by today. Have a good week! Blessings.

Additional products used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera, Stickers: Echo Park You & Me Collection
Stamp Pad: Versamark Watermark Ink Pad 
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue


Love You More Wood Heart

Hola,

Tami here with you on the blog today to share a project for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show your loved ones your love. Moms, dads, hubbie, kids, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles and friends. Any of them would appreciate a special gift they will know was made just for them.

And although my project was designed for Valentine's Day; change up the colors and it would be nice as a anniversary gift or even a birthday present.

The base of the project is the Heart Wood Shape and accented by Love You More XL Script Wood Quote both by Clear Scraps.

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I covered the heart with 2 different printed papers; with the one on the right being slightly wider than the one on the left. Use a file to remove excess paper from around the edges, then place a sticker strip over where the papers meet. Trim sticker strip...

Paint "Love You More" with white paint; let dry, then outline letters with gel pens...

Use the 6" 5 Heart Stencil to trace and cut out different sizes of hearts on different colors of cardstock. You will need 3 of each size: Small, Medium and Large. Outline the hearts with gel pens, then use Foam Tape to stack the 3 sizes together to form 3 hearts...

Adhere "Love You More" to the left of the heart, and the 3 hearts on the right in a vertical row. Add stickers to accent the design...

Finish by adhering a ribbon loop to the back for hanging...

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SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Heart Wood ShapeLove You More XL Script Wood Quote and 6" 5 Heart Stencil

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, KingArt Gel Pens, Reminisce Printed Papers and Stickers, Cardstock, Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Glue, Foam Tape and Ribbon

Tools: Scissors, File, Pencil and Paintbrush


Valentine Slimline Cards with Clear Scraps

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer on the blog today sharing some fun, easy slimline cards I created using Clear Scraps products! Valentines Day is less than a month away so its not too early to get started on some of your own DIY cards! The slimline size is all the rage right now so I decided to incorporate them in to my project.  Each card is approximately 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.  I'm also going to show you the techniques I used! 

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For my first card, the base is white cardstock that I cut 7 x 8 1/2 inches. I used my Scor-Pal to create a fold at 3 1/2 inches. I adhered a light pink dot background as well as a scalloped border from a die.

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For my focal point, I used the Banner Heart Chipboard Embellishment Shape.   I painted the top piece using red chalk paint ensuring I covered all edges.  For the bottom heart base, I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere patterned paper.  I cut the excess with scissors followed by sanding the edges with my sanding tool. 

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Next, taking the top portion of my chipboard embellishment, I applied embossing ink to the top surface. I then added red glitter embossing powder and set with heat. I was now ready to assemble my chipboard pieces together using the Beacon 3-in-1.  

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Before adhering the Banner Heart Chipboard Embellishment, I stamped a sentiment onto the front of the card as well as added die cuts from the collection I used. 

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I also added a couple tags to the top left corner securing them with a small staple. 

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For my next card, I trimmed a sheet of the 12x12 Acrylic to 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 to act as the front cover of my card. I then cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/4 x 8 1/2, scoring at 1/2 inch to create a flap. 

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At the top portion of the acrylic, I secured the 4x6 Hearts Stencil using washi tape. I then applied a thin layer of modeling paste using a spatula.  I did not worry about my paste being uniform as I wanted to have a bit of distressed look. Once my paste was dry, I added pink, blue, and red Distress Oxide Inks to the surface blending with a foam brush.

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Here you can see the end result of the modeling paste + Distress Oxide. I love how the colors compliment each other! 

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I was then ready to finish assembling my card as well as add coordinating die cuts and stickers.  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all Clear Scraps products I used in the shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock, embossing powder:  American Crafts; paint: FolkArt; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; embossing ink, distress oxide inks, pigment ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; stamps: Concord & 9th; scalloped slimline die: Pinkfresh Studios; stapler, metal clip: Tim Holtz; rainbow dots: Taylored Expressions; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Thank You Album by Kelly Parker

 Hello crafty friends, I am on the blog today with Clear Scraps creating a Thank You Wood Card Album using paint and paper napkins. 

 

To start this project, I used some Art Anthology paint, this paint has the consistency of a gel and goes on transparent. I wanted to be able to see the wood grain through the paint, had I used regular acrylic paint it would have been too opaque. 
 
 
Here are the covers finished, you can see the wood grain through the paint. Next, I dug around in my napkin stash, which is pretty extensive, and found the perfect design for my cover both front and back. 
Taking a brush and some water, I drew around the area I wanted to use and then tore it out while still wet. Using this method allows for a more feathery edge when gluing the image to the covers. Separate all of the layers using just the top layer on your project. 
 
I then used a bit of white glue on the back of the napkin pieces and applied them to the covers. You need to be a bit careful as the napkin is very fragile. 
 
I then used some jute to attach the front and back covers. 
 

 

 
Thank you for stopping by and check out Clear Scraps for all your fun project needs!!
 

Creating a White Wintery Card



Wintery greetings!   I have been inspired this month to create some projects that are white on white!  When finished, the projects have such a winter-y feel to them! Today I am excited to share this Winter-y white card I created with some of my favorite Clear Scraps supplies! 
To recreate this card you will need:

Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Brick Wall Stencil 

Clear Scraps Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment

Clear Scraps Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment

additional supplies needed:

White Card stock, White Card base, white ribbon, white paint, Light modeling paste, pallet knife, paint brush, stickles



Start by securing your Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Brick Wall Stencil  over a piece of white card stock that is trimmed slightly smaller than your card base.  Apply Light modeling paste over stencil. 


 
Move your stencil and apply modeling paste again to fill your card stock with bricks. Let dry. 
 
 
Paint your chipboard embellishments white. Let dry. 
 
 
Add stickles to the dots on the Clear Scraps Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment
 
Add dried brick background to card base. Add painted Clear Scraps Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment and painted Clear Scraps Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment to card. 

 

Finish your card by adding a sheer white bow! I hope you are excited to get creative with your Clear Scraps chipboard and stencils! 

Snow Globe Card

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Dana and I'm back today to share a winter card I created using Clear Scraps Snow Globe shaker! Click Here 

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Clear Scraps has so many cute shakers to choose from. So be sure to check them all out! I chose Crate paper "Snow and Cocoa" papers and stickers to decorate my card.

First we'll create our shaker. Take the top chipboard shaker shape and paint the front and sides with gold acrylic paint. Let dry. Next I chose one of the papers to cover the top part of my snow globe. Trace with a pencil and cut this piece out. Then adhere to your bottom chipboard piece using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue. 

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After this dries, take sandpaper or your distress tool and smooth the edges. Next I fuzzy cut out a snowman and tree and adhered those on top of my snow globe piece. Make sure it lines up and shows through the snow globe space. I added a Snow word sticker on the right upper corner. 

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Now glue the next two chipboard shaker shapes in place over top of your base. Then you can add any shaker elements you like. I added some little snowballs and glitter snow. Take your acrylic shaker piece and peel off the protective layer on both sides before gluing on top. Next glue your top snow globe shaker piece in place. Avoid moving or shaking  until throughly dry. I use some small clothespins to hold my shaker in place till it dries. Last I added a warm wishes sticker sentiment to my bottom snow globe base. Set the shaker aside for now.

For my card: base measures 7x5. I cut out a coordinating paper at 63/4 x 4 3/4 and adhered it to my card base, leaving about a 1/4 of white card showing. Next I cut another coordinating paper at 21/4 x 4 1/2 inches, and adhered this on the right side of my card. Take your snow globe shaker and adhere to the left side of your card using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue. I added pop dots to the back of my Winter sentiment and adhered on top right side of my card. Scattered a few snowflake stickers to my card, a chipboard sticker house and a white pom pom on the little bird's hat. Lastly I added Stickles Stardust glitter around the roof of the house, bird's tummy and bird's sweater. 

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Hope you enjoyed my card project. I love sending handmade cards anytime of the year! Don't you?Can't wait to see what you create with Clear Scraps chipboard shakers. Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting needs! Click Here 

Other Supplies used: Stickles glitter Stardust, Distress tool, glitter snow, Crate paper Snow and Cocoa Papers and stickers, pom pom.

 

 

 


Mini Mitten Shakers Embellish Frosty Acrylic Sign

HiYa,

Tami here on the blog with you today to share a frosty, wintery, shimmery project. This project features some techniques to use on Clear Scraps acrylic products; in this case, the 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet. Acrylic is a very versatile item to use in your crafting. You can paint it, ink it - alcohol inks are great, stamp it, diecut it just to name a few.

One thing I like to do with acrylic, is to layer different mediums on the front and on the back. This created dimension and allows you to "layer" products that might not play well together, or might not achieve the same look as when they were both added on the same surface. I also added a piece of Silver Metallic Foil Board to the back to reflect light and give the piece a shimmery look. Mini Shaker Box Mittens filled with Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix add a fun accent to the sign...

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I started by removing the protective film from ONE side of the Acrylic Sheet. Then I added drops of aqua alcohol ink and swirled it around the entire sheet: you don't need to cover it completely; let dry. Then I added drops of white pearl alcohol ink all over to look like snowflakes. Let this side dry completely.

Turn Acrylic Sheet over and remove protective film from the other side. Use 6" Nordic Snowflakes and 12" Ice Crystal Snowflakes stencils with white paint and a sponge pouncing brush to add snowflakes over the front on the Acrylic Sheet. A few hints to make this step easier. When using any stencil where the designs are close together, but you only want to use portions of the stencil, use tape to mask off the designs close to the one or ones you want to use. Also put a piece of tape to cover an edge of a stencil when a design you want to use it close to it. And be sure the designs you add have dried before repositioning your stencil to avoid smearing...

Once the snowflakes have dried, I added a frosty edges to my sign by pouncing white paint around the edges...

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While the paint dried, I started working on the quote for the center of my sign, "we are all like snowflakes unique and one of a kind'. I used a word processing program to space the wording as I wanted along with editing fonts and sizes. I tested the sizes by cutting apart the printed quote and fitting it on the sign along with the mittens. Once I was happy with the spacing and font size, I printed the quote out on a sheet of clear plastic film...

Next, it was time to embellish the Mini Mitten Shaker Boxes. I traced both mittens on a piece of silver foil board, cut them out and adhered the to the bottom layer of the shaker boxes...

I wanted a stripe on the mitten, so I grabbed some washi tape. I placed strips of striped washi tape on the top layer of the shaker around the hand part of the mitten, then trimmed off excess with scissors. I used a more solid design washi tape around the cuff portion. The shakers were then assembled except for the acrylic and top layers and filled with Sprinkles. After filling, the acrylic and top layers were adhered on the shakers...

Now it's time to put it all together. One thing to remember when working with clear acrylic is that glues or adhesives used to layer the pieces will need to be covered or they will show. You could also punch holes and use ribbon or twine to hold pieces together, but for this project, I was using a tape runner. I cut an 8 X 8 piece of silver foil board for the back, and trimmed my quote down a bit. To determine where to place the adhesive, I laid the quote and the mittens UNDER the acrylic sheet - with the snowflake side up. I arranged them, then used a marker to add small dots at the centers of the mittens. That is where I placed my adhesive to adhere the foil board to the back and the quote to the front.

I used Zip Dry to adhere the mittens to the sign, making sure their placement covered the adhesive...

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If you want to take these techniques a little further, why not try embellishing two or more acrylic sheets and layering them! you could even use foam tape to adhere the sheets together to add even more dimension to your project!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon for more inspiration!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet, Mini Shaker Box Mittens, 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil, 12" Ice Crystal Snowflakes Stencil and Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix 

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Ranger Alcohol Inks: Pool and Pearl, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board and Computer Grafix Clear Inkjet Sheets, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Tape Runner

Tools: Alcohol Ink Applicator, Foam Sponge Pouncing Brush, Blue Painters Tape, Scissors, Permanent Marker  and Trimmer


Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic and Stencils--Wintertime LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!  Who's ready for winter crafting?

January is a good time to do some crafting, and I love creating some winter LO's in

advance to have ready for all of those winter pictures!

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This LO started with a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet from Clear Scraps.  Using aqua acrylic

paint and the Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil I stenciled pretty snowflakes

all around the border of the acrylic sheet to create a wintery background.

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So just moving the stencil around the border at different angles, applying paint

with a sponge brush.  The finished design has a nice soft pattern of snowflakes.

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After playing with different placement, I decided to turn the page to have the

snowflakes along the top and the bottom of the page.  Then I started layering

on the papers and stickers.  I used some fun wintery chipboard pieces to add

a little more interest.

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These pretty snowflakes match the stencil how fun is that??!!  They are the

Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps!!  You can

cut them apart, but I left them attached to make a nice corner framing piece. 

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I also used the Clear Scraps Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishment.  I painted it

black and dotted on just a little touch of "snow".  I think the black paint makes

it look like a silhouette and makes them pop on the page.   Clear Scraps has so

many wonderful chipboard pieces to paint, ink, spray, stamp, you can let your 

creativity fly!!  You can find all of the different chipboard pieces HERE in the

Clear Scraps store.  Lots to choose from for different holidays, seasons, and more!

If you're looking for something new to try to spice up your crafting or scrapbooking,

make sure to peruse all the goodies in the Clear Scraps store--try something new!

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

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil,

Nordic Snowflake and Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  acrylic paint--aqua, white, black, Crystal Stickles,

Echo Park Celebrate Winter papers and stickers, enamel dots,

red cardstock. 


Happy Winter Mitten Mini Shaker Pallet

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun winter themed project I created!  Winter isn't my favorite time of the year but I do love to create projects about it! And I will admit some photos out in the snow can be beautiful! I used a favorite picture of my daughter from a photo shoot I did last year after a big snow! 

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Starting with the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I painted the surface with chalk paint in a nice light blue.  Chalk paint works well with the birch wood and a little goes a long way!  

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The chalk paint dries quickly so I was able to move onto my next step.  I applied a light layer of modeling paste using the 6 Inch Nordic Snowflakes Mascil to the upper and lower slats.  

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I allowed the modeling paste to dry and measured out a piece of patterned paper to fit the center slat.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied my paper cutting off any excess with scissors.  I followed by sanding the edges with my sanding tool to smooth any rough areas. 

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Here is a close up shot of the modeling paste with my Mascil. I chose to leave the paste as is to help the snowflakes pop against the light blue paint. 

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For my main accent, I used the Mitten Mini Shaker Shape which I painted with a dark red chalk paint. 

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I covered the base chipboard of the shaker with patterned paper then adhered my two middle chipboard frames. In the center, I added a few snowflakes from the Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix as well as shaved ice.  

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Once assembled, I adhered my shaker again using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.

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I then added a few smaller stickers and die cuts to accent as well as a decorative bow to the top edge of my photo. 

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Last, I punched holes at the top of my pallet to string some buffalo plaid ribbon in order to hang my project (plus it matches my daughter's coat)! 

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Thank you for reading today! Check out the large variety of Mini Shakers by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, decorative bow, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb;  shaved ice: Stampendous; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Masculine Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I've used the 6" Gears Stencil to create two cards.

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My husband recently turned 65 and I needed a birthday card to celebrate this huge milestone.  The Gears stencil was perfect as it can create masculine cards.

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Placing the stencil on white cardstock, I inked it with Distress Oxide Ink in Ground Espresso.

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Cutting the panel to fit my card, I inked the edges with the same ink.

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Matting the panel with brown cardstock, I added it to a white card (which was also inked with the same ink), then I added a strip across the bottom of the card.  I slipped a shipping tag behind the strip, gluing just the edges to the card.  Happy Birthday and "65" were die cut from brown cardstock and placed on the card.

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In keeping with the masculine theme, I adhered an assortment of metal washers (which I found in the garage), as well as a cotter pin to hold the tag to the strip.

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Cutting white cardstock to fit the interior of the card, I used the Gears Stencil to create a pattern along the bottom edge.

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After matting the panel with cardstock, I added it to the card placing some more metal washers before stamping "happy birthday".

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Finally, I used the Gears stencil to add a pattern to the envelope.

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Since I had left over Gears paper, I created a Thank You card.
It is pretty similar to the first card, but was since the Gears paper was a bit smaller, it was matted with 2 layers before being added to a brown card.
 
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The tag was created with the final left over piece and slipped behind the strip.  Then I added metal washers.  Again, cotter pins were used to hold the tag to the strip.
 
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Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other Supplies:  Bazzill cardstock, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink, Crafter's Companion Die, Joy Clair Stamp, twine, washers
 

 


SURPRISE! Winter Gnome

Hola,

Tami here on the blog today to show you the SURPRISE project using the XL Gnome that I promised back in a December post: XL WOOD GNOME CHRISTMAS ELF

While I was embellishing my Christmas Elf, I was thinking it would make a great centerpiece for my table if only... it was embellished front and back! Then, I thought, what if I embellished one side for Christmas and the other for New Years Eve and the rest of Winter?

I decided to give it a try. Granted, this would have been MUCH easier if this thought had popped into my head about an hour sooner - I could have just traced around the wood hat, hands and beard, but I was able to lay tracing paper on those pieces and rub the edges to make a pattern.

Then, I just started embellishing all over again! This did lead to a few challenges. Some of the embellishments I had placed on the front were visible on the back. So I had to paint the backs of some pieces and add some pieces like the snowflake at the tip of the hat, the leaves on the holly and most challenging, the wood "believe" sign. To avoid having to camouflage embellishments from the front when decorating the back, just avoid adhering anything past the edges of the wood.

So here is my Father Time or Old Man Winter or just a Wintery Wizard...

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And here are some closeup shots of how I incorporated the embellishments from the front that showed on the back...

Snowflake at tip of hat...

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Holly leaves...

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and the wood "believe"...

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and here is a pic of his glittery wand...

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If you have an event where you need centerpieces or decor that will be seen from both sides, think about embellishing the back side as well. Or do like I did and create a piece that can be used for more than one occasion. You can review the directions included in my December 22, 2020 post, embellishment techniques are similar: XL WOOD GNOME CHRISTMAS ELF

SUPPLIES: 

Clear Scraps: XL Wood Gnome #1,  Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments and 3 Piece Wood Holiday Collection Shapes

Other: Basic Grey and K & Co Printed Papers, Core Couture White Glitter Cardstock, TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Spun Sugar, Blue Jellybean and Kale Smoothie, Plaid Folk Art Silver Anniversary Acrylic, Paint Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and 3-in-1 Glue, Mod Podge Matte Sealer, Vintage: Chunky Glitter, Wire Pine Branch, Vintage Button, Pink Cardstock, 3D Dots and Tape Runner

Tools: Scissors, Pencil and File


Snow Day Acrylic Panel

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I've used the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet to create a Snow Day layout featuring our pup, Caramel.  This was her first snow day and she absolutely loved it!

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Taking off the plastic film from one side of the panel, I painted it with Gesso.  Since I wanted to added spray inks to the acrylic sheet, I first had to prep the sheet with Gesso.  Leaving the plastic film on the other side keeps it clean while working on the top side.

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Once the Gesso dried, I spritzed several colors of blue spray inks on the panel, allowing each layer to dry before adding additional colors.

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Pick up the panel and allow the colors to run.  Flick white paint on the panel to simulate snow drops.

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Tear white Rinea Foiled Paper to create snow mounds.  Ink the torn edges with blue ink and adhere the snow mounds to the panel.
Mat photos with turquoise Rinea Foiled Paper and place on the panel.

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Using Sizzix dies, die cut Snow Day '20 and add to the panel.

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Using blue ink and a background stamp, stamp it randomly about the panel.

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Next, use a word stamp with gray ink and randomly stamp it about the panel.

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Add a third smaller photo to the layout with foam adhesives for dimension.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Papers; Sizzix dies; Lindy's Spray Inks; Distress Oxide Inks


Make a Quick and Easy Snowman Pallet


BRRRR!  Winter Greetings!  I am excited to share this quick and easy snow man I created using Clear Scraps wood Pallets! I can't wait to hang him on my office door! 

To recreate this quick and easy project you will need:

Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque 

Paint- White, Black, Orange

Card Stock - Black

Ribbon

old Spool or small circle template

First off I have to share my EUREKA Moment.  So the  Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque  come shipped with the label so that the pallet is long ways as below.  

This is how I have always use the pallets! It wasn't until I was moving a few things around in my craft space that I rotating the pallet and stored it upright!  I literally all of a sudden saw a snowman! ( and several other person-type characters) So I decided to try it and see if my idea and vision would work! 


Start by painting the bottom two sections of your Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque  with white paint. 
Paint the top section with black paint. Let dry. 
Draw two circle for eyes and paint. Draw faint smile line for mouth with a pencil. 
Taking an old spool (or a circle template), stamp circle for mouth bits. Fill in with paint. 



Draw a long triangle, slightly rounded at base to create your carrot.  Paint with Orange paint. 

I did add a little shadowing with black paint to simulate the carrot surface.
Cut a 1 1/2 inch by 8 1/2 inch strip of black card stock and adhere just below black painted section to make your hat brim. 
Add a festive ribbon as your scarf to finish your snowman! I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque !

 


Home is Where the Heart Is

Hello Crafty Friends! 

It's Dana and I'm back to share a simple home decor project with you today!  I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too. Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, I will have more time to craft.

For this project I'm using Clear Scraps DIY Medium Home pallet. You can find one here Click Here

I chose papers from Pink Paislee called "Auburn Lane"

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Remove the label from your wooden pallet. Paint the roof and chimney using brown acrylic paint. Then paint the next two pallets with Folk art Sheepskin paint. You can buy the chalk paint Click Here.

Be sure to paint the sides and spaces between the pallet. Let dry. Once paint dries, I inked all around the wood home pallet shape. 

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Next I chose one of the floral patterned papers and cut one at 6 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches and a second piece at 6 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches.  Ink the edges of your papers. Then adhere these to both the middle and bottom pallets.

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Now I cut out one of the journaling cards "Let's gather together" and inked the edges with Distress Ink. Apply pop dots to the back of the journaling card and adhere in the center of your pallet. I fuzzy cut out a duplicate image of the same hpuse from one of the 12x12 papers. Inked the edges and applied pop dots to the back before adhering it over the top of the journaling card. On the flower boxes I added some Dazzle sticker flowers. 

From the ephermera pieces I chose a sentiment "enjoy the little things" added some pop dots to the back and adhered this on the roof. I applied one of the heart stickers to the chimney and on each side of the sentiment I added a tiny gold heart sticker  and a White enamel dot.

To finish my project I added a few more sticker sentiment words, glued some Prima flowers in the upper left corner of my house. 

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I hope you have enjoyed my project idea. I hope you are inspired to make one to display in your home.

Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting needs Click Here

See you soon! Happy Crafting!

Other Supplies used: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Dazzle stickers, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Prima Marketing flowers.


Winter Themed Scallop Wood Phone Stand

Hello friends and happy Monday! Jennifer on the blog today to share a technique I used to decorate the Scallop Wood Phone Stand.  Clear Scraps offers both wood and acrylic phone stands as well tablet stands! Because it is January, I wanted to create a winter themed Phone Stand.  How cute would this be sitting in your craft area or on your work desk?  I know I'm always losing my phone especially when I'm crafting! 

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I began by painting both pieces with chalk paint in grey. You do not have to use chalk paint but it dries quickly and applies well onto the birch wood.  Usually you will only need to apply one coat but it depends on how much coverage you prefer.  I tend to allow some of the wood to show through my paint to give it a distressed look. 

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Next, using the 4x6 Snowflake Stencil I applied glitter gel in silver using a spatula.  It helps to secure your stencil using washi or painter's tape. One great thing about the 4x6 Stencils is that they fit perfectly on the Phone Stands! 

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Here is a close up of the glitter gel on the Phone Stand after it has dried. I love the way it looks as well as the added texture! 

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I thought the paint needed a little extra so I applied StazOn Opaque around the edges using a dabber.  

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Using Beacon Adhesive, I added patterned paper and die cuts to just above the slot for the stand. I wanted a majority of the Snowflake Stencil to show. 

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Lastly, with pop dots I added two red mittens adorned with bakers twine at the top of my Phone Stand.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Phone Stands by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; ink: Tsukineko ; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 


Faith Over Fear Heart Pallet by Maya

Happy new year everyone! It's Maya here on the blog today sharing this Faith over Fear Heart Pallet. To welcome 2021, I made this home decor piece using the Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape, the Faith over Fear XL Script Wood Quote, and the 6" XOXOX Stencil.

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▼ Here are the Heart Pallet and Faith over Fear Script Wood Quote.

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▼ First, I decided to apply two coats of penetrating wood stain along with a foam brush on the pallet to give it a golden oak color.

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▼ After the wood stain dried, I gave the background some texture by using a 6" XOXOX stencil along with dark brown acrylic paint.

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▼ Next, I painted the wood quote to white by using white acrylic paint with a foam brush. I also added highlight lines on the word using a brown marker.

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▼ Last, I used tacky glue to adhere the word quote to the pallet, punched 2 holes and tied a piece of twine to it.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I really love how it turned out! This home decor piece reminds me to keep faith during difficult times in life because our Lord is always with us. Wish you a blessed, healthy and happy new year!

Additional products used:
Wood Stain: Minwax Golden Oak Wood Finish
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile all-in-one tool