Craft Storage with Clear Scraps

Hello and happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a project with you!  Like most of us, we all need ideas when it comes to organizing our craft supplies! And when you can make something cute and personable, its even better!  The Clear Acrylic Tray Box, measuring 6x9 inches, is the perfect size to fit everything you use to be within hands reach in your craft space! 

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The Tray Box comes in five separate pieces that you assemble together using the enclosed clear circle stickers. I  also reinforced each of the slots with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. But before putting together my tray, I applied alcohol ink in yellow to the surface of each piece (leaving out the bottom since this part wouldn't show).   You can also paint, ink, and stamp the acrylic as well!  
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I measured strips of paper to adhere around the edge of the tray to add extra color as well as added a colorful punched border.    Using a few die cuts and stickers from the collection I used, I adhered them to the front of my tray. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Clear Boxes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; alcohol ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; border punch: EK Success


Stenciled Lighthouse Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a stenciled Lighthouse card using the 6" Lighthouse Stencil.

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My card is sized at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" so I cut a white panel slightly smaller.  Centering the stencil on the white panel, I inked it with assorted colors in keeping with the lighthouse look.

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Taking off the stencil, you can see what you've missed, realign the stencil and add additional colors.

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I inked around the panel with light blue ink before matting it with black cardstock.

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I matted the panel on a blue card with foam adhesives for dimension. 
To finish, I die cut Dream from black cardstock and added to the card.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Imagine Crafts Inks, Cardstock, Momenta Die

 


Shamrock Mini Shaker Gift Bag

Howdy,

Tami on the blog to share another project with you.

As the calendar turns to spring, the colors of nature begin to burst with various colors of green. Some bright and cheery like the lime green of this cute little gift bag...

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I turned the Shamrock Mini Shaker into a tag to embellish the bag; it is filled with some BLinGy green plastic flakes...

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The top layer of the shaker was painted a dark green, then a layer of Smooch Glitz was added once the paint dried for a glittery finish. Printed paper was adhered to the back piece, and a sticker finishes the embellishment of the shamrock. A ribbon was glued to the back to form the ties for the tag.

This would be a cute little gift for St. Patrick's day of course - you could fill it with treats, a small gift or maybe a gift card. But it would also make a thoughtful gift for someone you want to send a little luck to; like looking for a new job or house, or maybe a competition they are entering or test they are taking. 

Don't forget to remove the protective plastic layer from BOTH sides of Clear Scrap's Shakers and Acrylic products.

Supplies: 

Clear Scraps: Shamrock Mini Shaker

Other: Clear Snap: Parsley Color Eclipse and Shamrock Smooch Glitz, Reminisce Printed Paper and Sticker, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Mini Gift Tote, Ribbon and Fill


Romantic Wedding Acrylic Layout

Hi there Crafters!

Dana here and I've got a Wedding Layout project to share. I'm using Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape

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The papers I chose for this layout are from Graphic45 "Romantique" collection. I wanted to create an elegant but heritage look to my layout so these papers were perfect. I know some of you may feel intimidated to work with acrylic sheets. But it's really quite easy. 

First off I chose one of the papers for my background. It's easier when you know what color palette you want to work with. I took a piece of black cardstock and diecut a frame, using my diecutting machine.

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Then I took some Pebeo Gold gliding wax, and lightly rubbed a tiny bit over my diecut frame. A little gliding wax goes a long way. So be careful not to use too much. This wax will give you a pretty gold shimmer to your frame. 

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Next I took my photo and matted it onto one of the coordinating papers from the pack. Set your photo  aside for now. Take your acrylic sheet and peel off the protective film on each side. Then adhere your background paper on top of your acrylic sheet. Then I added a piece of lace trim on the top edge of my background paper, being careful not to get any glue on your acrylic sheet. Then I added my photo to my frame using some foam dots. I also added pop dots to the back of my diecut frame. This will add some dimension to your layout. Adhere your photo frame in the center of your layout.  I cut out 3 of the stamps in the collection, inked the edges and using pop dots I adhered them to the upper right hand of my layout. I also fuzzy cut a few roses, inked the edges then glued them to the top part of my diecut frame.

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I fussy cut out the bride image, inked around the edges and adhered to the bottom right corner of my layout using pop dots. I adhered some Prima and Graphic45 flowers to the bottom right corner. Fussy cut out a few butterflies and glued them onto my page. You can add any embellishments you like, I chose some Prima crystals and a Love chipboard sticker, a string of pearls to the bride's necklace. I like to tuck in a few small pearls in between my flowers.

To finish my layout I added some Stickles Diamond glitter to the bride's veil and my butterfly wings.  I brushed some Luna paste "Golden Sand" over my rose petals. I adhered a metal key to the left side of my layout.  Lastly I inked the edges of my acrylic shape with Spectrum Noir Rose Gold metallic ink.

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I hope I've inspired you to get out your photos and create your own acrylic layout! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting supplies and see all the newest products. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps TypePad blog today! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! See you soon!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Spectrum Noir Rose Gold metallic ink, Stickles glitter Diamond, Graphic 45 Le Romantique collection, Graphic 45 flowers, Prima crystals and Anna Griffin diecut frame.

 

 

 

 


Clear Scraps Wood House Shape -- Shamrock Blessings

Hi there everybody!  Laura here with you today!!  Ready to get a jump start

on that St. Patty's Day home decor with this sweet little house!

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These solid wood shapes are fun to create with!!  Here I used the Clear Scraps

Wood House Shape.  They come in a 3 pack so you can create a mini album

(just use a crop a dile to punch holes) or use them to make 3 great gifts, or

use to make 3 different holiday/everyday themed home decor pieces! 

They are nice because you can paint, ink, stencil, or cover them with pretty

patterned paper like I did here.  Just trace and cut out.  I went for different

patterns for the roof and the base, to make it a little more interesting.

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Plaid makes a great choice of pattern for the roof, feels like tiles, or shingles,

at least a little bit!  But it still makes a great basic that the titles and words can

really stand out without the background feeling too busy.  You can see also, I

went around the edges of the papers with a bit of black ink to soften them.

And then the perfect addition, that cute Clear Scraps Shamrock Mini Shaker!!

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I traced the back of the shamrock on a fun Celtic print patterned paper, cut out, and

adhered.  I painted the front of the frame with black acrylic paint.  Glued all the layers

together and instant adorable!  Remember to remove the protective layer on the acrylic

pieces (BOTH sides!) and also--don't forget to add your sequins/sprinkles!

 

Love those Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!  Cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, so many

ways to use these cuties!  And the choices are A-MA-ZING!  You can find them HERE.

Also, you can find the newest of the new mini shakers (and some SUPER adorable

sprinkles to use in them!) under the "What's New" section of the store right HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Wood House Shape, Mini Shaker-Shamrock

Other:  Authentique-Dublin papers, die cuts, twine, sequins, enamel dots,

black acrylic paint, Black Soot distress ink, foam tape, adhesive.


Lucky the Mini Shaker Gnome

 

 
I just love that gnomes are so popular right now. And I just knew I wanted to create a "Lucky" Mini Shaker Gnome!  I am going to add a magnet to him and either use him on my filing cabinet at work (where I seem to spend too much time) or on my fridge!
 
Supplies needed include:
 
Patterned Paper, Glitter, Paint, Clover Punch
 
Start by tracing your shaker base onto patterned paper. Detail cut your paper gnome but don't adhere just yet. Paint shoes on your shaker base. 
 

 

Paint your shaker top piece to coordinate using an orange beard of course. Let dry. 

 

Using a layer piece from your shaker set, trace beard onto your base and paint orange. 

 

Adhere your painted paper gnome to your shaker base. 

 

Assemble the pieces of your shaker. 

Filler with coordinating glitter or sequins. 

Add your acrylic layer after removing the protective covering from both sides of the acrylic.  Add your painted top layer to your shaker and add a 4 leaf clover to finish! 

I hope you enjoy playing with these shakers as much as I did! 


 


Hello Spring Wood Shape Wall Hanging by Maya

Hello everyone! Maya is here on the blog today to share a spring wood shape. It was so much fun to create this mixed media home decor piece using Clear Scraps wood shapes, chipboard shape embellishments, and stencils. I am ready for spring to arrive! Who is also ready for spring?

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▼ I used the rectangle wood, old truck and butterflies chipboard embellishment for this project.

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▼ First, I painted the background with clear gesso. After the gesso dried, I applied another coat of white acrylic paint. Instead of using white acrylic paint and clear gesso, you may apply white gesso directly.

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▼ Next, I blended inks to the white background using distress oxide ink pads along with sponges.

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▼ Here I added another layer of butterfly patterns to the background by using 6'' monarch butterfly stencil and blending distress oxide ink with a piece of sponge.

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▼ I also added some embossed bubbles by applying VersaMark ink to the image through the 6" Bubbles stencil and white embossing powder.

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▼ For the chipboard embellishments, I painted them with pink acrylic paint.

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▼ The final touch is these paper flowers I made for decoration! You can also use any kind of paper or fabric flowers for decoration.

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Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you are inspired to create your own spring themed home decor pieces. Blessings.

Additional products used:
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
Clear Gesso: Winsor & Newton Artists Acrylic
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (colors: festive berries, twisted citron, tumbled glass), VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue


This is Us Layout by Maya

Greetings! Maya on the blog today here to share this 8.5 x 11 layout using a film strip chipboard and This is Us chipboard word title! I also used the 6'' XOXO stencil for the background. The chipboards are great to use on the layouts and they definitely gave this layout a dimensional look. I love how it turned out! 

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I started by using a 8.5 x 11 white paper and I backed my photos with patterned paper. Next, I added some watercolor splatter effect to the background by using Distress Oxide Ink.

I decided to paint the chipboards with some colors so that they match the colors of the patterned papers I chose.

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For the background, I also applied XOXO stencil with ink blending technique by using distress oxide ink and blending foams.

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After I finished the background, I used double sided adhesive tape to adhere the papers and glued the chipboard with tacky glue. Also, I added extra touches by using small embellishments like patterned stickers and punched out hearts.

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Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to use chipboard embellishments and chipboard word titles on your project. Have a great weekend! Blessing.

Additional products used:
Patterned Papers: Echo Park (Just Be You Collection)
Stickers: Echo Park (Jest Be You Collection) & Tim Holtz (Small Talk Stickers)
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (Festive Berries)
Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape & Aleene's Tacky Glue


Clear Scraps Printer's Tray -- Valentine's Smooches Home Decor

Hey everyone!!  Laura is here with you today with some home decor inspiration!

I love to create my own home decor for just about any holiday, and Valentine's Day

is no exception!  Today I've got a fun project using a Clear Scraps Printer's Tray!

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I chose the the Scallop Square Frame, because I liked the scallop--it reminded me of

a frilly Valentine.  If you want to check out the other options, you'll find them HERE.

These are easy to use too!  I just used one sheet of patterned paper for this particular

project, cut it to fit and glued it down on the back piece of the tray.  I painted the top

piece of the tray with black acrylic paint.   While that dried I filled up the boxes on the

tray.  What's nice is, you can make a lot of layers when you use the tray.

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Here you can see how the banners are layered onto the outside of the printer tray.

I used foam tape to attach them,  and added a little twine so they'd look a little bit like

they were tied onto the frame.  It add a cute little extra touch.

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It's a little harder to see, but even under the acrylic clear piece of the tray, some of the

items are flat with maybe a layer or two, and some are popped up with foam tape. 

I did this wit the flower vase, the kissing booth, one set of lips.  It gives the project

a great depth to make it more interesting.  And just a tip:  you don't HAVE to use

the acrylic layer if you aren't adding sequins, etc to create a shaker--I just like the

fact the project is more protected when you use it.

 

Well thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Scallop Square Frame Printer Tray

Other:  Echo Park Cupid & Co paper and stickers,

twine, black acrylic paint, foam tape, adhesive.


New Baby Card by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a new baby card using the Stroller Chipboard Embellishment.

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Remove the stroller from it's frame and ink it with distress inks in Bundled Sage and Ground Espresso.

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I realized I wanted a card for a new baby girl, so I reinked the stroller carriage with pink ink, then embossed it with clear embossing powder.
You can see touches of pink along with the green ink on the stroller.
 
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I created a 5 1/2" square card from pink cardstock, then cut baby paper slightly smaller and adhered together.
 
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Die cutting a large circle, I placed it on the card.
 
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Die cutting a slightly smaller circle, I adhered the stroller to the smaller circle, then placed it on the card using foam adhesives for dimension.
 
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I stamped the phrase on another smaller circle and added it to the card with foam adhesives. 
Some  Robin's Nest dew drops were added about the stroller.
 
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Perfect card for a new baby, don't you think?
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other Supplies:  Cardstock, Pattern paper, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Stamps
 

Jar of Hearts Love Card

Hi ya'll, Tami here with a card to share with you.

Valentine's Day was yesterday, but love is celebrated everyday! Birthdays, Anniversaries or ANY day you want to let someone know you care.

And what is the most universal symbol of love? Why hearts of course!

In this card, dozens of tiny hearts fill a jar made from Clear Scraps' Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments... 

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Here is a close-up pic of the jar...

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I covered the solid jar chipboard piece with white cardstock that I stamped with bunches of tiny hearts. The outline jar chipboard piece was inked with silver at the top and white around the sides. I outlined the hearts and jar with black ink to bring out the designs since the card was so simple.

I also rounded the upper right corner of the mat and card for the same reason; a small detail to accent the simple design.

Look for other Chipboard Embellishments from Clear Scrap that can be layered and used together like this Mason Jar.

The Chipboard Embellishments are the perfect size to use on cards, tags, scrapbook pages or other small paper craft projects.

Supplies: Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments

Other: The Stamps of Life: TinyTitles2Stamp and Minis4Circles, Clear Snap: Silver, White and Black Pigment Ink and Red Devil Archival Dye Ink, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, White and Kraft Cardstock, Large Corner Rounder and Heat Gun


Shabby Heart

Hello Crafty Friends! 

February is the month of love! I decided to create a Shabby Chic home decor project using Clear Scraps Puzzle wood heart Click Here

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The papers and embellishments I chose to use are Prima Marketing "Love Story" collection. First off, I chose some papers to trace and cover all four of  the puzzle pieces, using Beacon 3 in 1 craft glue. I trimmed around the edges with my exacto knife to remove any excess paper. Distress all puzzle pieces with a distress tool or sand paper, till edges are smooth. Then glue all 4 puzzle pieces together to form a heart. 

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Next I took some clear crackle paste and spread a thin layer in scattered areas on my heart. This will give your piece an aged look. I dried my crackle using my heat tool. Then I brushed a thin layer of pink paint over top of the crackle paste and then with my finger I added some gold gliding wax over the top. 

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Now take some vintage trim and using your fabric glue, adhere around the edge of your heart. Set your piece aside for now.

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For my project,  I decided to add a Prima Memory hardware resin frame as my main focal point on my project. You can skip this part if you want, and add whatever you prefer. I will explain how I created this frame. First I took some pink acrylic paint and using a paintbrush, I painted the bow on my frame pink. Let dry. Then taking some Prima Memory hardware artisan powder and a small stiff brush, I brushed the powder over the roses on my frame. You don't need to seal this powder. It's permanent. Next I adhered some rhinestones around my frame using a strong craft glue. I chose one of the journaling cards and trimmed to fit and glued to the back of my frame. To finish my frame, I added some liquid pearls around the edge. Let dry overnight. 

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Once dry you can glue your frame in the center of your wooden heart. I adhered some Prima flowers, crystals, chipboard stickers and ephermera sentiment to the bottom and sides of my frame design. I like to tuck in a few small pearls in between my flowers. For the small roses I brushed them with some distress ink to give an aged look. 

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I diecut a heart shape out of one of coordinating roses papers and added some foam tape to the back of the heart and adhered it to the upper left corner. Added a" beautiful" word sentiment on top of the heart and a glitter heart sticker too. 

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In the upper right hand corner I made a small pocket out of another scrap paper, added some lace to the top edge of the pocket, added a sentiment phase to the front of my pocket using pop dots. I tucked a few empherma pieces inside my pocket. 

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Lastly I glued some Prima crystals to scattered areas. Glued a pink tulle bow to the top of my heart. Added a heart gem in the middle of my bow!

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I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog. Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here  for all your crafting needs. Until next time, happy crafting.

Dana

Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing Love Story papers, flowers and crystals, Memory hardware Blanc Fleur oval frame, Finnibair clear crackle paste, Metallique Vintage Rose paint. 


Love Large Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello and happy Friday! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a project I did for Valentines Day since its this weekend.  Whether you celebrate or not, its still fun to document the people in your life that mean the most to you!  I created a layout using the Love Large Chipboard Embellishment and am going to show you my technique! 

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I cut the letters away from the chipboard frame they are packaged in ensuring to snip any excess tabs.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of each letter.  
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Using scissors, I trimmed excess paper followed by using an x-acto knife and a sanding tool to smooth edges.  Because I wanted more of a distressed look, I did not overly concern myself with making sure each edge was perfect. I would also usually "clean up" edges by adding paint to the sides but decided to forego this step.
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I adhered my letters again using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive arranging them as shown.  You can see I tried to use contrasting patterns for each letter. 
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For accent, I added die cut floweres and hearts around my photo using pop dots to give dimension. 
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Thank you for reading today! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard shapes: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Crate Paper; spray ink: Tattered Angels; stapler: Tim Holtz, Teresa Collins; stamp: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; healing mat: Creative Memories; misc: thread, vellum, sanding tool, x-acto knife


Clear Scraps Coffee Mug Chipboard--Cup of Love Acrylic Card

Hi there everyone!!!  Laura here today to give you a little last minute Valentine's Day

Card inspiration!  Or maybe you are working ahead for next year already!

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This card was created using one of the acrylic sheets available from Clear Scraps.

It's actually easy to make one of these cards. and it is so unique!  You can also

stamp on the acrylic, or use stencil pastes, or alcohol inks, but today, I went for

the clear route!   It was cut to a standard 5&1/2"x4&1/4" and the back piece of

red cardstock was cut at 5&1/2"x4&3/4" so it has 1/2" to fold over to attach the

acrylic front of the card easily.  I added a little decorative strip to dress it up a bit.

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And another of the absolutely adorable chipboard embellishments from

Clear Scraps takes center stage on this card.  I just love everything coffee,

and this Coffee Mug Chipboard is just perfect!  Love the little heart in the

center--perfect for Valentine's Day especially!  Easy to create too--I often

paint the Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments, but this time, I used

some pretty patterned paper for a different look.

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The pieces were just traced and cut out.  I brushed the edges with some

black distress ink.  I wanted to fill in the heart with a little something

extra, so I used a separate small scrap of white cardstock.

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I added a few small heart stickers for a little something extra, which

is why I wanted the nice white background.  After that some twine,

a few additional sentiment and decorative stickers, and it's done!

Sweet and simple, but looks great!  You can find a lot of different

chipboard pieces that make for super quick and easy cards in the

Clear Scraps store.  Check them all out right HERE.

 

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

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment,

Acrylic Sheet.

Other:  Echo Park Cupid & Co. paper and stickers,

twine, foam tape, adhesive, Black Soot Distress Ink.


Quick Easy Stamped Acrylic Valentine's Day Card

 I love using acrylic in my cards!  For today's project I wanted to really play up on the transparent-ness of the acrylic and try stamping an image for accents on my acrylic and to add extra dimensions to my card. This is definitely a quick and easy project which I love this time of year as I always seem to be needing lots of last minute cards! 

Supplies needed

Clears Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheet

Stamps, Ink (staz-on and archival), patterned Paper, Doilies, Card Stock, Card Base, lace

Start by trimming your card base front so that you have about a 1/2 inch left as shown. 

Trim your Clears Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheet to fit your card base. Remove protective layer off  one side of your acrylic (I always leave the protective layer on my back side until I  am done creating!)  Stamp heart repeatedly onto acrylic. I choose a simpler stamp and used extra magnets (just in case) on my stamping platform. 

I just love how you can see through the acrylic and yet "see" the hearts I stamped! (note this still has the back layer of protective covering!) 

On your card base add lace. 

Adhere your stamped acrylic sheet to your lacy card base. 

Adhere your card stock to the inside of your card base. 

Add a patterned paper block and a stamped heart matted on a a paper doily to finish the inside of your card!  I hope you are inspired to try stamping on your Clears Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheets.  

 

 

 


Hearts Wood Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today working with the Hearts Wood Card as well as the Love chipboard Word Title to create a gift for someone special.

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The card is approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".  2 wood pieces are included and 2  holes are drilled along the left side so you can turn the card into a mini album, if desired.  Ink the panels with red ink.

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Cut pattern paper to fit the back panel.  Ink with brown ink and adhere to the back panel.

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Using brown ink and a large background stamp, stamp off on scrap paper first then stamp onto the top panel.  This created a slightly distressed effect.

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Ink around the edges of the wood panels with brown ink.  Also ink around the hearts with brown ink.

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Ink the Love chipboard word with red ink and spritz with spray ink.  Once dry, ink around the edges with brown ink, then adhere to the front cover.

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Use ribbon to hold the card together.  

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Consider cutting pages to fit and filling with love notes or poems before adding the ribbon.

Check out the variety of wood cards available in the store.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Imagine Ink; Rinea stamp; Lindy's Spray Inks; Ribbon


Love Mini Shaker Valentine Triptych

Hiya,

Tami with you on the blog today with a new project to share with you. Valentine's Day is coming up in just over a week; so now is the perfect time to make something special for someone special or just to add to your Valentine's Day decor.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of fun shaker designs and I enjoy trying to find ways to incorporate them in my crafting. I thought it would be nice to create a Love themed triptych using the Love Mini Shaker and the Chipboard Tag Album. I also like all things vintage and Vintage Valentines are some of my favorite ephemera to collect. I had a paper collection that included vintage valentines in the designs, so I pulled that out to use along with some glitter, glitter gel pens, flowers, ribbons and vintage trims to use on the project.

Here is what it looked like when it was all finished...

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I really like Clear Scrap's Chipboard Tag Album as you can use the pieces separately to make individual tags or make something by connecting them like this triptych.

I started with the Love Shaker. I painted the top layer with a base of white pearl pigment ink, then when that dried, I added a layer of Smooch Glitz and sprinkled with a vintage-white glitter while it was still wet...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_bling_tsWhile the shaker dried, I applied a printed paper over the letters on the shaker back piece and a piece of silver foil board to the heart, then glued the other layers of the shaker on top of the back piece...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_back_tsTo make the triptych, I used pieces of vintage twill tape to connect the tags. The tags were spaced about 1/2" apart to allow the pieces to fold...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_join_tsThe fronts sides of the tags were covered with printed papers...

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The Love Shaker was adhered to the center tag, then stickers (I outlined them with the Glitter Gel Pen), flowers and trims were added to embellish the triptych...

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I hope you enjoyed this project and that you will come back soon to see what fabulous projects the other designers have to share with you!

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Love Mini Shaker, Chipboard Tag Album and Sprinkles Heart Confetti Shaker Filler

Other:

Clear Snap: Adaline Opaline Pigment Ink, Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter and Frost Smooch Glitz, Reminisce Printed Papers and Stickers, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board, Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry, King Art Silver Glitter Gel Pen, Bo Bunny Rhinestones and Pearls, Paper Flowers, Ribbons and Vintage Twill Tape, Silver Cord and Rick Rack


Valentine Love Desktop Frame

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm back today with a decorative wood desktop frame project, just in time for Valentine's day! Clear Scraps has several different wood frames to chose from. Click Here

For today's project I chose Clear Scraps  Love wood frame to use for Valentine's day. I also used Crate paper "Main squeeze" collection. 

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First I took some red acrylic paint and a sponge brush, and painted the Love letters, front, back and around the sides. Let dry. I didn't paint the heart shapes or the two stands, because we will be covering those with papers. But you may paint yours if you like. 

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Next I chose two coordinating papers, traced and cut out both shapes. Don't forget to mark where  the slots are on each wood base.  Glue your papers to each base using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Trim and distress all your edges. Use an exacto knife to cut a slit where the slots are. Make sure the top part of your frame fits securely into each slot before you glue both base pieces together. It should look like this.

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Now take another coordinating paper and trace around your heart shape and cut out. Take your exacto knife and cut out the middle piece of the heart. Distress around the edges and trim as you did before. Then glue a photo or journaling card on the back of your heart with craft glue. Trim off any excess paper. Then glue your heart wood piece onto your frame.

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Snap the top of your Love frame together. Then decorate with any embellishments you like. I used some Prima flowers, stickers and chipboard stickers to decorate my frame. I tucked a few hearts and pearls in between my flower petals. I added a mini heart charm and tied around the L letter with a piece of pink twine. Then I glued a few heart gems onto my vintage card image. 

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I hope you enjoyed this project idea and I have inspired you to make one for yourself or a friend. These frames are easy to take apart and mail to surprise someone special.   Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog today. Can't wait to see your projects! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Till next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana 

Other Supplies used: Prima flowers, acrylic paint, pearls, heart charm, twine. 


Quick and Easy Gift Bag using Mini LOVE SHaker

 

 

Today I am super excited to share this quick and easy Valentine's Day gift bag I created using my Mini Love Shaker from Clear Scraps. This time of year I seem to always be running to the store for gift bags. So, this year I decided to create my own! This project is so quick and easy. You just need enough time for your paint to dry! 

Start by painting your Mini Love Shaker from Clear Scraps base and top layer. I suggest starting with white an letting it dry before adding the red 

I chose to paint my heart red, but if this is a gift bag for a specific cause you could paint the heart to match - such as pink for breast cancer!

Once your paint is dry, begin assembling your shaker.  Add glitter and fillers! Then adhere your acrylic piece (DON'T Forget to recover the protective covering from both sides! )  

Add your top layer then adhere your shaker to two paper doilies as shown and attach to your bag! Just thinking here, this would also make a great gift box topper!  I hope you are inspired to get creative! 


Valentine Wide Scallop Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  February is here and that means Valentines Day is around the corner. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, its always fun to create love themed projects!  Today, I'm sharing a mini album I made using the

3x8 Wide Scallop Chipboard Album.  Clear Scraps mini albums are one of my favorite to use and I especially adore the smaller versions!  

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I began by painting both sides of each page with white acrylic paint. I wasn't too concerned about full coverage as I wanted a small amount of chipboard to show through the paint for a distressed look. I also used the same color of paint for the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I adhered patterned paper to the base piece with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive followed by affixing the top frame.  I then added die cuts, enamel dots, and a cute heart pin to accent.  

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Each page is a different size cascading into a larger one so elements each can  peak through as you look through your book.  For this particular album, I will usually use wallet size photos as they fit best.  However, I opted to leave my album blank for now so I can add pictures later. 

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You can also have pages that are strictly for journaling or holding embellishments depending on how many photos you want to use. 

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I tend to layer many of my elements including underneath my photos.  For a future 2x3 picture, I adhered two different additional 2x3 pieces at an angle. 

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I really just loved the background paper on this page so I wanted most of it to be seen.  I adhered two die cut envelopes as well as added a chipboard "be mine".  Adding enamel dots or sequins is a nice way to add dimension to your page.  


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Again, I added many layers not only with my papers but also with embellishments. Using pop dots to lift an element is also a favorite technique of mine. 


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Utilizing your punches is also another great way to work in additional contrasting colors.  My next two pages do just that with the pennant and circle punches. 

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Sometimes allowing your pattern to be the focus of your page is fun followed by adding in smaller embellishments. 

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The last page is a rectangular shape without any scallops at the end.  It's the largest page and will fit bigger photos as well as embellishments.  I used a couple different patterns at the bottom of my page and added a chipboard border to break up the lines between the two. 


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Thank you for reading today!  Check out the large variety of mini albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, sticker, washi tape, chipboard:  Simple Stories; paint: Deco Art; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; decorative pin: Maya Road; metal clip, stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs; ribbon: SnugHug; punches: EK Success, Paper Shapers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings