Bee Happy Shaker Album

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! May is finally here and I look forward to warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and sunshine! Today I'm sharing a album project featuring one of our cute new mini shaker Beehive Click Here

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And Clear Scraps 8x8 tabbed chipboard album Click Here 

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To begin our project, I covered all my chipboard pages with a variety of coordinating papers from Simple Stories new Full Bloom collection. I'll be using both the 12x12 and 6x8 paper pads. All pages measure 8x8 inches. Be sure to punch your holes before adhering your papers to your album. I recommend using a Strong bond glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. We will cover the tabs later. 

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To utilize all our scraps and conserve paper, some of my pages I pieced them together leaving the branding strip attached at the top. This way you can get 2 pages out of one paper. 

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Set your album aside for now. We will work on our shaker next. I traced my bottom shaker piece onto my Bee paper. Cut out and glue to your shaker surface. Trim along the edges using an xacto knife. Then using your sanding or Distress tool, smooth around all the edges. Take your top shaker piece and using yellow acrylic paint, brush paint around the edge and 2 divided lines inside. After paint dries, I sprinkle some bright yellow glitter on the edges. I painted the heart with red acrylic paint. Set aside till dry. After it's dried, I glued a ephermera heart on top!

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Now take your next 2 chipboard shakers pieces and glue on top of your bottom piece. Add any shaker filler you like to all 3 sections on your shaker. Peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet and glue on top of the previous layers. Then glue the top shaker piece in place! I added a sticker sentiment to the bottom of my hive. Set your shaker aside to dry throughly before shaking!

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To decorate the front cover of my album, I glued some Hello Spring ribbon along the bottom. Then adhered my shaker piece just above my ribbon. I added a variety of foam sticker sentiments and a chipboard sun sticker. Applied foam dots to the back of acouple ephermera bees and adhered them around the beehive. Then added a foam sticker Bee at the top!

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Page 1: I made a pocket page, measuring 7x4 and border punch trim adhered at the top of my pocket. I cut out one of the matching birdie tags and adhered a bird brad at the top of my tag. Tucked in a journaling card and ephermera birdhouse inside my pocket. I adhered a sentiment on my picket and foam dots to my bird/nest ephermera piece.

Page 2: using one of the journal elements card I scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a flip up page. Underneath this, I added a photo mat measuring 4x4 from a scrap paper and a white  cardstock 3 & 1/2 inches. Added a birdie sticker on the bottom corner of my photo mat. The tab I covered with a scrap paper and sticker sentiment. 

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Page 3: using a 6x8 paper, I scored 1/2 at the top and adhered as a flip up page. Adhered a foam sticker bee on my flip page. Underneath I adhered a scrap strip aling the middle seam on my page. 

Page 4: photo mat measures 6x6 and white cardstock 5x5. Adhered in center of my page. Added some chipboard stickers, brad and sentiment sticker to finish my page. Covered both tabs with scrap papers and added sentiment stickers.

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Page 5:  Made a waterfall using 3 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered to my page. Added a sentiment sticker at left. Ephermera flower piece with foam dots and enamel dots to the center of my flowers. Covered tabs as previously done.

Page 6: another pocket page and border punch. Tucked a tag and journaling cards inside pocket. Grow foam sticker adhered to the pocket and 3 enamel dots!

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Page 7: Bloom and Grow journaling card adhered at the top as a flip up page. Score 1/2 inch at the top before adhering. Fussy cut out the bench image from one of the journaling cards and adhered underneath using foam dots. 

Page 8: white cardstock photo mat measures 6x6 inches. Added a variety of ephermera pieces,  using foam dots. Potted plant is a chipboard sticker and sentiment sticker at the top.

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To finish the album, I added some white metal rings through each hole. Tied some gold tulle into a bow on 2 of my rings. The middle ring I added some daisy ribbon and a new charm on top!

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Some closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed this project and will be inspired to make an album as a gift for your mom and add all those special photos from Mother's Day. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the new products available  Click Here

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! We love to see all your crafty makes! Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: trimmer, scoring tool, yellow and red acrylic paints, foam dots Simple Stories Full Bloom collection, Martha Stewart lemonndrop glitter, Beacon glue, Distress or sanding tool, xacto knife, white cardstock, bee charm ribbon, gold tulle

 


Country Kitchen Cutting Board

What is your kitchen decor style?  Do you happen to have a farmhouse kitchen vibe in your cooking space?  Hi, Maureen here today - and I have the cutest project for those farmhouse decor needs you may have.  I'm using the new shiplap items from Clear Scraps, and they are adorable!!

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I've chosen the Large Cutting Board Shiplap wood item today, as this will be really fun to display on a wall or against my counter top area.  I'm also going to be working with the really fun shiplap shapes, and I've picked the Small Chicken Shiplap Shape too!

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I started with a base coat of gray acrylic paint - this is actually sanded down, and a second coat was applied to the front of the board.

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From there, I've traced some checkerboard print paper and cut it out to cover the 2nd strip of wood on the cutting board.  I've applied it with tacky glue, but another option would be to use decoupage also.

Now, when you think of chickens, you might just think of chicken wire!  I didn't want to buy real wire just for one project, but I searched and found this mesh silver ribbon that looks just like chicken wire.  It will be fun to use for other projects down the road too!  This is applied at the top and bottom of the checkerboard paper with tacky glue.

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My next step was to give our Small Chicken Shiplap Shape a makeover - in a pretty yellow color!  I've base painted the chicken in an acrylic paint, then sanded it, and coated it again.

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To assemble my display, I added a small green wreath to the board as a backdrop for the chicken shape.  To attach the wreath, I threaded the looped hanger through a checkerboard ribbon and tied it to the cutting board handle at the top.

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I added some final ribbon trim, both at the bottom of the board in black, and also a bit more of the chicken wire-esque ribbon to the top, along with some yellow too.

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My board is great as a display against my backsplash in the kitchen, but would also do well on the wall too.  I really love the simple design, and the pop of color it provides the room.  How would you display a project like this?

If you give this project a try, I hope you enjoy deciding on a color scheme!  A red or even blue color would do great as well.  Thanks for your time today - see you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  acrylic paint, assorted ribbon (chicken wire ribbon from Joanns), scrapbook paper, faux green wreath

 

 


Sweet Treat Summer Shaker Card

Hey everybody! Leslie here sharing a sweet Summer card featuring our Mini Shaker Popsicle filled with Sprinkles Lime Confetti on a Geo Burst Stencil background! I love creating my own backgrounds and this one was really fun watching it come to life!

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I started by coloring the top chipboard form of the Mini Shaker Popsicle along with the edges of the remaining forms and back with alcohol markers. 


I adhered a piece of popsicle patterned paper from my stash to the chipboard back so it's visible through the aperture.

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Working up from the bottom, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and added Sprinkles Lime Confetti. I removed the protective film from the bottom side of the acrylic divider and adhered it, then removed the protective film from the top side of the acrylic divider and adhered the top chipboard form. When creating shakers and multi-layer chipboard and wood projects, it's always a good idea to apply clamps to ensure that the layers adhere well. I leave the clamps on for about 10-15 minutes. 

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I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base along with front and inside layering panels from white and yellow cardstock. I created the background by applying twisted citron, fossilized amber, wild honey and abandoned coral distress inks to one of the white cardstock panels through the Geo Burst Stencil with blending brushes, and then spritzed some glimmer mist for a little shimmer. 


I trimmed the panel, adhered a piece of dotted patterned paper and a strip of skinny washi tape across the bottom, and layered it on one of the yellow cardstock panels. I embellished the inside white layering panel with a strip of yellow cardstock and skinny washi tape, and layered it on the remaining yellow cardstock panel. I added sticker sentiments. 

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I adhered the front and inside panels to the card base, and added the shaker and red gemstones to the card front complete the project. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Popsicle
Geo Burst Stencil
Sprinkles Lime Confetti

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned paper, distress inks, blending brushes, glimmer mist, alcohol markers, paper trimmer, craft glue, permanent adhesive, skinny washi tape, red jewel bling, sentiment stickers

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Wood Shape Shiplap Cow Head

Howdy!

Texas Tami here on the blog today with a decidedly Texan project to show you!

Have you checked out Clear Scraps' new Shiplap Shapes yet? They have rustled up a herd of great designs. Shiplap is extremely popular in home decor and now you can create some unique projects of your own. The shapes come in 2 sizes, small and large. 

I used the Large Shiplap Cow Head to create this welcoming sign for my home...

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Here's how I made it - step-by-step...

to create a distressed, weathered look, I started by adding some craft ink in a dark brown across the grain, then I went back with a lighter brown...

I heat set the ink to be sure that it was set, then using a damp sponge brush, I went over the piece with white paint...

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Once the paint was dry, I used a sanding block to remove some of the paint especially around the edges and in the grooves of the shiplap. Sand with the grain...

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I used the Capital ABC 6" stencil to add "Howdy" in blue craft ink. Since the letters are close together on the stencil, I like to mask off the letters close to the one I am stenciling to avoid accidentally inking a part of a neighboring letter. Since I was using craft ink - which is a slower drying pigment ink - I heat set each letter after stenciling it. I also cleaned the stencil after inking each letter to avoid smearing...

I used the Lower Case ABC's Stencil to add "ya'll" in dark brown craft ink. I followed the same steps for inking as before. If you would like to close the "gap" on any letters, if you slightly offset the stencil, you can ink in the break. Just be sure to mask off any close areas...

Now that the Cow Head was all finished, it was time to embellish! And what else could I use to embellish this Texas Cow except denim and red bandana?!

I made spiral roses using different shades of denim. You can also use the backside of the fabric to add another variety of color.

To make the roses start with a circle - doesn't need to be exact. I used 2 1/2" to 5" circles. After you have the circle, start at the outside edge and begin to cut in a spiral towards the center. Slightly widen the width as you go and leave a small circle as the base at the center...

Add a thin line of glue along a few inches of the bottom edge of the spiral and then roll it up. Add more glue as you roll until you come to the center. Add a dab of glue to the center of  the base and press the flower down on it...

I used a paper drill to punch holes at the top of the Cow Head and inserted a piece of rope through the holes. I knotted the rope on the back to secure the hanger...

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A strong glue was used to adhere the flowers to the upper right of the Cow Head. I also made a bow from red bandana fabric and accented it with some twine. I also added some leaves cut from a "leather-look" embossed felt...

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Here's some closeup pics of the flowers and bandana trim...

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Large Shiplap Cow Head, Capital ABC 6" stencil and Lower Case ABC's Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Fabri-Tac and Mixed Media Glue, Clear Snap: Blue, Tan and Dark Brown Craft Ink, White Paint, Sanding Block, Masking or Blue Painters Tape, Denim, Red Bandana, Tan Embossed Felt, Twine and Rope


Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes--Happy Family Home Decor

Hi there all!  Laura here with you today to share

some Spring (or Summer) home decor that would

be a great piece to hang anywhere you'd like a

little "sunshine" in your home!

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This starts with our ever popular NEW

Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Large! These new

shapes are amazing!  You can choose the

small or the large depending on your

creative vision!  You can find these in the

What's New section in the Clear Scraps store.

As always, you can make them your own with

any thing you'd like--paint, stencils, stamps,

inks, papers.  For this one, I chose to paint it

white, with the "lid" gray and then lightly

brushed with a bit of black.  Next was decorating.

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The Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Flower was a perfect

compliment for this project.  It's just painted with

a peachy pink and black, then sponged with a bit

of orange.  The back piece was traced onto a floral

patterned paper, then cut out and glued down.

A sprinkle of sequins and the pretty ephemera

flowers with the big ribbon finish this off nicely.

To decorate the rest of the mason jar, I grabbed

another of those awesome Clear Scraps mini shakers!

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The Mini Shaker Family was perfect since I was adding

photos to this one.  Honestly it would look good

without the photos as well.  You could add a few

more flowers, or another flower shaker.  Easy to

change these around to create whatever you'd like!

Super easy to add this touch--just some black paint,

a few sequins and the patterned paper on the back

piece of the shaker, glue together and it's done!

Just a tip--always remember to peel the protective

coating off of BOTH sides of the acrylic on the shaker!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Flower, Mini Shaker Family,

Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Large.

Other:  Ribbon, glue, foam tape, sequins,

Simple Stories Full Bloom--paper, stickers, ephemera.


3D Frameables Graduation

Hi crafty friends! Its Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the fabulous 3D Frameables with you!  May is definitely time for high school and college graduations!  The Congrats-Hat Word N Shape is perfect to display your favorite grad! My first born graduated high school last year and I used one of my favorite photos of her!

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I began by painting my Word N Shape pieces with black acrylic paint. 

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For the Hat, I added a coat of gold glitter paint over the black for added bling!  

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I used the Deco Frame with Base which is one three designs available.  Using my Beacon Adhesive, I covered the frame as well as the smaller oval of the base with patterned paper. Fun fact: I actually used wedding paper that I had in my stash! I thought it would work perfect! I used my x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth off the extra edges. 

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For the base of the frame and larger oval, I painted each with chalk paint in grey. 

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I again used my Beacon to adhere the frame pieces together.  I then used clips to hold them together as the adhesive dried. 

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I  added smaller embellishments to the frame such as stickers and enamel dots. 

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Here is a close up of the Hat with the gold glitter! I  love how it turned out! 

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I sanded the edges of my Congrats Word to give it a distressed look as well as help it stand out on the base.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard stickers, stickers,  enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc:  x-acto knife, healing mat, sanding tool. 

 


Friends

 

It's Sandy Diller here today and friends is the subject for this project where I used the Deco Pallet Shape and the Circle Dots Stencil  and the word "Friends" from Clear Scraps.

This display can easily be used for any photo.  I left the top part of the word "Friends" with no glue (as shown below) so a photo can be slipped in or out for any occasion.

I created some lovely flowers to decorate the frame using the same ink as below.

 
I began by cutting a shape from paper using the pallet shape as a pattern.  It can be attached using any method you like but I used my Xyron Machine to make the back sticky.  Some pink ink was added around the edges to create a soft edge.
 
 
After attaching the paper and cleaning up the edges I added some stenciling using the Circle Dots Stencil.  I masked off part of the stencil so it would have a random edge that I could make fade out.
 
 
I mixed some reinkers to paint with - now it will match the flowers and stenciling.
 
 
Thank  you so much for joining me today and I hope you have been inspired.
 
Sandy

 


Shiplap Heart Photo Board

How often do you put pictures out on display?  Do they stay on your phone or do you get a chance to print them for albums?  Hi - it's Maureen today, with a display board idea that may help get your photos off of your phone, and on your wall!

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I am bad about getting photos printed - but, there are such good ones I have that I want to put on display, so I decided to do something about it!  This project, using the Large Heart Shiplap Wood Shape, was perfect to get some of our recent photos from vacation out in the open.

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I've started by painting a base layer of white acrylic paint on to 2 of the striped wood panels and a layer of turquoise on the other 2 panels.  These colors are my color scheme in my craft room!  It helped me to get crisp lines by using a little bit of painters tape.

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Next, I stapled a sheer polka dot ribbon in a loop on the back of the heart.  It might take a stronger wood staple gun to help the ribbon stay put.  I did the same with 2 lengths of the same ribbon going across my heart.  It's a good idea to have someone help you pull these tight, or use clothespins like I did, so your photos will stay in place.

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On our trip, we got to travel to Disney World, and since my craft room has a Disney theme, I added the Mini Wood Mouse Pallet to my design.  This shape I painted in a black acrylic paint, then hot glued it to the lower left corner of the heart.

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I've added a small, white felt heart to the crossed sections of my ribbon and the mouse pallet, giving the board a look that mimics a soft photo display board.  This is glued on to the pallet, and also helps the photos stay in place.

My final additions are a couple of card stock sentiments, using a stash of die cuts I had.  These are done in black and white paper.

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I really love this design because it is so easy to assemble, yet looks striking on a white wall in my room.  What colors would you choose for this project?

A short supply list is below if you decide to make this yourself.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  black and white card stock, hot glue, staple gun, acrylic paint, ribbon, embellishments, painters tape


My Happy Place

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! I'm excited to share my Home Decor project using the brand new Shiplap shapes from Clear Scraps! Be sure to take a look at all the fun shapes and sizes available. Click Here

Today for my project I chose the Circle Shiplap Shape large Click Here and House Shiplap Shape Click Here small. 

To begin our project I took some chalk paint and a sponge brush and painted the front side of my round Shiplap Shape. Let dry. 

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Next I taped my Clear Scraps New Grunge Brick stencil Click Here in place onto my wood surface. Then with my pallet knife I spread some Crackle texture paste over my stencil. Scrape off any excess. Carefully lift off your stencil and let dry. I repeated this step on another section of my wood surface. Let your crackle dry throughly overnight before you go to the next step. I recommend you don't use a heat tool to dry the crackle. You'll get better crackle results letting it air dry.

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Now we can add some color to our crackle stenciled surface. I chose to use Spectrum Noir inks and a Distress ink along with an ink dabber and gently rubbed three different color inks over my stenciled areas. 

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Here's a close up!

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Now set aside and take your House Shiplap Shape and decorate the top surface. I chose to decorate my house shape with Mintay papers but you can paint, ink or decorate however you like. I chose 2 different coordinating papers and cut and glued to my house using Beacon glue. Then I cut away any excess paper using my x-acto knife and then took my sanding tool and smoothed around all the edges. To decorate my house shape, I added some chipboard sticker sentiments and circle shape from one of the coordinating papers. I also added a cute puffy sticker heart on the chimney!

Here's a closeup!

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Now the fun part is decorating your Shiplap Shape! I fuzzy cut some images from my papers and inked around all the edges. I like to arrange the placement of my pieces, before adhering them to my project. I added foam tape to the back of my Shiplap house shape before adhering down onto my round Shiplap piece. This adds some dimension which I love. I added foam dots to some of my embellishments and some matching stickers. Then I added a few crystal gems in scattered areas on my project. Added alittle glitter to my butterflies wings!

To finish, I took two pieces of light blue and Pink Tulle and with hot glue I attached a hanger to the back of my wood shape. Now it's ready to display on your wall. 

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Here's some closeups!

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I hope you were inspired today and you'll want to try creating some for yourself or as a gift to surprise someone special! Thanks again for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out all the new products on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Until next time Have a Crafty Day!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks: Winter Rose and Oasis, Distress ink Rusty Hinge,  Ranger Texture Crackle Paste, X-acto knife, sanding tool, Mintay My Happy Place paper collection, Stickles glitter-diamond, foam dots, foam tape, Prima crystals, Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug

 

 


Decked Out Independence Day Gnomie

Hey, everybody! Leslie here, sharing a super fun project with you today! I love anything Americana and I absolutely LOVE gnomes so that combination can only mean the coolest gnomie ever! This project features our Medium Gnome 1 holding a Mini Shaker Flag embellished with the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil, and he's all decked out in red, white and blue patterned papers with a gray marble patterned paper beard and blue cardstock shoes! ;) Oh, this was a fun one!

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I covered all the wood Medium Gnome 1 pieces with patterned paper and cardstock, and inked the edges in black soot distress ink. The only painting I did on the gnome was his nose and little hands which called for a mixture of paints (Liquitex Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide and Titanium White) to achieve a flesh color. I embellished his hat with two border die cuts and upper/lowercase dsie cut alphas.

I painted the Mini Shaker Flag pole with a silver metallic paint pen, covered the front chipboard form with the same blue cardstock I used for his shoes, and inked the edges. I used the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil, Liquitex Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paint and a foam brush to stencil the design to resemble flag stripes on the chipboard back, and adhered four small punched stars. I adhered the next two chipboard forms onto the chipboard back, filled the shaker with red and blue stars and white seed beads, and adhered the acrylic divider (after removing the protective film) and then the front chipboard form.

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I adhered the flag to the front of the gnome and adhered his hands to appear as though he's gripping the flag pole. ;)

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Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Gnome 1
Mini Shaker Flag
5x9 Wave Strips Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned paper, distress ink, paint pen, assorted acrylic paints, dies and punch, glue, collage medium, die cutting machine, sequins, seed beads

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Disney Layout with Mini Snow Globe Shaker

HiYa!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps blog and I have a project I'd like to share with you.

Clear Scraps has a LARGE selection of chipboard shakers and they can be used on a variety of projects. You can use them to embellish cards, mixed media projects, make fridge magnets, mini wall decor and MORE. You can also use them on your scrapbook layouts to add an interactive detail.

I saw the Snow Globe Mini Shaker and thought that Mickey's Magic Castle would look great inside it. Take a look...

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Here is a closer look at the shaker...

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I painted the "glass" part of the top layer of the shaker white and the base black. I also added a row of white dots using a gel pen around the base.

I adhered a piece of yellow cardstock to the base, then added the castle sticker and a few star stickers around it.

I filled the shaker with black and white sequins before assembling it.

Be sure that you remove the protective film from BOTH sides of Clear Scraps acrylic products. I like to remove the film one side at a time as I assemble the shaker so I avoid getting adhesive on the other side while I am putting it together.

To finish the shaker I added a few more fussy cut and sticker embellishments.

The layout itself was made from large strips of printed papers to create a colorful base. Then I added stickers and paper embellishments to accent the layout. I fussy cut the banner pieces out of printed paper and adhered them with pop dots to add dimension. I doodled the string for the balloon sticker down the side of the layout.

Dimensional layouts like this one are GREAT to display! Clear Scraps makes some 12 X 12 clear acrylic Page Displays that are just the thing to use to display your creations!

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Snow Globe Mini Shaker and Wedding Sequins

Other: Echo Park: Printed Papers and Embellishments, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Black, White and Yellow Cardstock. Black and White Acrylic Paint, White Gel Pen and 3D Dots


Life is Good - in the hood

 Hello friends and welcome back,

It's Sandy Diller here to share a fun project using 4 great products from Clear Scraps - the new Large Shiplap Heart, the Small Shiplap House, the Life is Good Chipboard Script Word Title and the Sun Rise Stencil.  I had a great time making this so let's get started.

 
I was inspired to make this shiplap panel after a lovely bike ride around my neighborhood seeing so many cacti in bloom.  I snapped a few photos to display here. 

I began by blending some ink on the Shiplap Heart near the top and then added some washi tape at the bottom.

Next came some embossing paste and the Sun Rise Stencil.

I ripped up some corrugated paper to make a mountain that is edged in a darker brown.
After adding the mountains to the shiplap I covered the shiplap house with paper and then added it on the right side. 

I painted "Life is Good" with some gold paint and then cut out the words "in the hood" using dies.

 

 

 
Using some old slides, I removed the film and added in my photos.  Next came a camera that I cut using a die from the Movers and Shapers.  I have a red camera so I made mine red.
 
 
To finish this project I added the photos around the top of the camera.  I did use some foam tape on the back to make them pop up.
 
Thanks for joining me today - Life Is Good!!
 
Sandy
 
 

 


Small Shiplap Shapes Home Decor

Hello friends and happy Monday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share some of the new adorable Shiplap Shapes!  I create some spring themed door hangers using the Small Circle and Small Heart Shiplap Shape.  And I'm going to show you my techniques! 

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I used the same technique for each background of my  Shiplap shapes so I'm just going to show you the circle.  First I added a light coat of chalk paint in Patina.  

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Once my paint was dry, I used a tea light candle and applied wax to the surface of the wood. The more wax you apply will equal a more distressed effect. 

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Next, I applied white chalk paint in small sections.  I used my scraper in an upward motion while my paint was still wet.  You can apply your scraper as gentle or hard as you prefer.  

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I adhered strips of patterned paper to the lower center of the circle followed by die cuts and stickers from the collection I used.  I  matted a favorite wallet sized photo onto white cardstock as well as added a metal clip. I thought the Circle Shiplap Shape would be a cute way to display a picture. 

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Here are close ups of the project! 

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For the Small Heart Shiplap Shape, I again used the same background technique with chalk paint and wax. Then using the 4x6 Hello Spring Stencil plus Distress Oxide Ink in pink, I blended my color directly onto the heart. 

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Here is a close up of the end result!  I also added a small strip of patterned paper as well as die cut flowers, butterflies and enamel dots. 

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For both of my projects I adhered pink/white chevron ribbon to the back for easy display.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all the new Clear Scraps releases by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, epoxy stickers, enamel dots: Pinkfresh Studios; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Ink, metal clip: Ranger; Ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, tealight candle, scraper. 


Clear Scraps DIY Pallet--Springtime Flowers Home Decor

Hi there all!  Laura is here to share with you today!

Who is ready for warmer temperatures and

the beautiful flowers they bring?  We are just starting to

see some activity here in the midwest and until then,

I have a great little spring decor project using some of

the new items available from Clear Scraps!

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This bright, fun home decor project starts with the

Clear Scraps Square Medium DIY pallet shape.

It's painted a bright cheerful aqua color of acrylic paint,

and then it was stenciled, using white acrylic paint that

was sponged on over the NEW Clear Scraps

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil.

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Love the fun detail and depth this stencil gives this piece!

I also love that you get 2 stencils in one on these

new 5x9 stencils!!  So many different possibilities! 

If you'd like to see all the  options available,

check out the NEW section HERE!

Another of the great new items you can find in the

Clear Scraps store are the fun Shiplap Shapes! 

They come in different sizes and shapes, and you

can use them to create in so many ways! I used

the Circle Shiplap Shape Small in this project.

It fits just perfectly in the center of this pallet shape

so it makes a perfect layering piece!  It was just

painted with orange paint and then I used a strip of

a bright, springtime pretty, floral print paper

across the center of the circle, then added the sweet

little flower cart and sentiment.

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It really creates the focal point for this home decor

project.  The circle is surrounded by pretty paper

ephemera flowers to really make it pop!

Feels like Springtime doesn't it?!  And super quick and

simple!  Just a few enamel dots and it's complete!  If

you wanted you could add a ribbon to hang this from,

or just display it in an easel.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil,

Circle Shiplap Shape Small.

Other:  Acrylic paint--aqua, orange, white,

Simple Stories Full Bloom--papers, ephemera,

foam tape, glue, enamel dots.


Bizzy the Bee Gnome Decor

Little gnomes, little gnomes...everywhere I turn!  Hi, it's Maureen with you today - how did the gnome trend get to be so popular?  Is it their short little bodies, or their cute little faces?  I admit I have also jumped on the bandwagon and am starting to be a regular gnome lover.

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Perhaps it's because you can dress them up as practically anything!  And that is what we are doing in this project - I've got a cute idea to turn the Clear Scraps Medium Gnome #1 into a bumble bee.  I've actually named him - Bizzy the Bee!

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The little curl in this gnome's hat is undeniably cute.  I've started with the hat, in fact.  I've traced 2 copies on to both yellow and black paper and then cut out the shapes.  I did the same with the gnome's body.

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Next, I took a scissors and cut the hat apart in stripes (the body too).  When I eliminate every other piece, these pieces become the stripes of both the hat and body parts.

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Before gluing these on, I took a sponge and some black ink and sponged the sides of the yellow stripes for dimension.  These really make the design pop on your gnome!

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I've assembled the hat and body, and then I used tacky glue to adhere the yellow paper stripes on my gnome.  This is the point you will want to coat the top with a thin layer of decoupage, if you are hoping to seal it on your shapes.

Next up is the antenna.  For this, I'm taking black floral wire and wrapping it around a paint brush handle.  I'm poking a hole in a white pom pom and using a bit of tacky glue to stick them on the ends.  Let these dry completely.

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When the antenna is ready, I've taped and glued them to the bottom gnome piece.  I'm using tacky glue because it really holds well on the wood.  Glue the striped hat on top.  One tip:  I used clothespin clips to hold the top hat to the bottom piece while it dries.  Otherwise the hat gets pushed up by the wire underneath.

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Okay, this part excites me - have you seen the newest mixer stencils??  The Wave Mixer Stencil is PERFECT for creating the hairy beard look.  First, coat the beard piece in white acrylic paint, then lay the stencil over the beard.  Use a VERY dry brush of gray paint, and brush it back and forth, moving the stencil as you go.  It's super cute!!

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My final addition to my gnome is to add the Bee Mini Shaker piece along with his nose and hands, painted in peach paint.  For the shaker, I used the bottom base and added yellow polka dot paper.  The top layer is just one of the chipboard layers painted black.

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Final embellishments are up to you.  Here I've added a rosette and his name in paper for the hat, a bow to the bee and some white gel pen details in spots all over the gnome.

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I love this little guy...and his sunny disposition!  I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Additional products you need are below.  I'll "bee" seeing you soon!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  yellow, black and printed papers, acrylic paints, floral wire, pom poms, white and black detail pens, ribbon

 


Large Cow Head Shiplap Shape

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share one of the new Shiplap Shapes that were recently released!  How adorable are these home decor pieces?  I used the Large Cow Head Shiplap Shape to create a fun door hanger and I'm going to show you my techniques. 

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I began by painting the middle of my Shiplap Shape with chalk paint in off white. I did not worry so much about having perfect borders but did ensure there was adequate coverage.  

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Once my paint was dry, I added two strips of painters tape as shown.  I tried to space my tape evenly apart (but it does not have to be perfect). 

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Next, I used chalk paint in black to cover the outside edges of my Shiplap Shape. I found adding two coats of the paint covered the wood nicely. 

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Using my Silhouette and a fun font, I cut out a sentiment on black vinyl.   Once I  finished weeding my letters, I used transfer tape to apply the sentiment to my wood.  

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Here is a close up of the finished sentiment! 

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For accent, I added ribbon, eucalyptus, and a button to the right ear of the Cow Head.  I  affixed all of the above using my hot glue gun.  I then added some thicker rope in order to hang my creation! 

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

Additional products used:  paint:  FolkArt; vinyl, tranfer tape: Cricut: misc:  ribbon, eucalyptus, button, hot glue gun, painters tape. 


Clear Scraps 3D Frameables--Baby Mine

Hello there everyone!  Laura is here with you today

to share a sweet little project using one of the newest

3D frameables from Clear Scraps!

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The great thing about the Frameables, is you can chose

the frame you want and the add on set you want.  You could

paint the base and frame a neutral color and change the add

on for whatever season or look you are going for at the time. 

Or you can do as I did here and create this as a piece that

will stay on a desk, in a nursery or part of home decor!

This project started with the Base with Deco Frame

Next up, choosing the insert piece set (you can find the

 choices HERE)--the Word n Shape Baby Rocking Horse.

The base pieces, frame and word "baby" were painted

with acrylic paint (white, gray and green).  Edges of the

frame and base were brushed with white.  You can also

cover pieces with patterned paper as well.

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That is what I did here on the rocking horse.  I traced it

onto patterned paper, cut it out, glued it on.  I did go over

the edges with a sanding file to make sure they were

smooth with no extra paper.  This is always a great tip if

you don't want to stress about your fussy cutting skills!

I also brushed the edges after it was glued down with

white acrylic paint for a softer look.  A sticker and a

bow finished it off nicely.  It's also great to add a little

something to the "word" portion of the set to make

it pop a bit more.

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Just a white organza ribbon tied around with a sticker.

It's a simple, but cute touch!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Make sure to stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  3D Frameables--Base with Deco Frame,

Word n Shape Baby Rocking Horse.

Other:  Acrylic paint-white, gray, green.  Ribbon,

 Carta Bella Baby Mine--paper, stickers, foam tape.


Drinking Out of a Mason Jar is a Cute Thing!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a 3-D shaker refrigerator magnet featuring our Stones Stencil and Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments! I love 'thinking outside the box' with my crafty projects, and all it took to make the chipboard into a 3-D shaker was a couple double-sided adhesive foam strips and some acetate! The Stones stencil is one of several new stencils in the store and I used it with distress inks to embellish the banner on the front of the mason jar. 

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I started by coloring the top chipboard form of the Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments as well as the edge of the chipboard back with a gray alcohol marker. I cut a piece of white cardstock and a piece of clear acetate the shape of the mason jar chipboard back, set aside the acetate piece, and colored three-quarters of the white cardstock with a yellow alcohol marker to resemble lemonade. I stamped a whimsical lemon in the bottom right corner in three coordinating yellow inks, and adhered the cardstock panel to the chipboard back so it's visible through the aperture.

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I adhered the paper straw in place and then added two double-sided adhesive foam strips around the edge of the mason jar, one on top of the other. I placed the top chipboard form onto the adhesive strips, added yellow sequins, and adhered the acetate piece on the very top to resemble glass. I added a twine bow around the top of the mason jar as well as a die cut banner with a computer-generated sentiment that I stenciled with the Stones Stencil and three distress inks.

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I adhered a strip of cardstock around the outside edge of the mason jar to conceal the adhesive foam strip, and then adhered two small disc magnets on the back with distress collage medium which finished the project.


Clear Scraps products used:
Stones Stencil
Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Cardstock, clear stamps, dye inks, stamp positioner, alcohol markers, distress inks, blending brush, die, paper trimmer, craft glue, collage medium, adhesive foam strips, paper straw, sequins, craft plastic, twine, small disc magnets

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Baby Girl 3D Frameable

HiYa!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today.

Clear Scraps has added some NeW additions to one of their more popular lines - 3D Frameables. You can see all the new designs HERE, they are towards the bottom of the page.

Among the NeW designs is one perfect for YOUR new addition or as a gift for a new addition! It's the adorable Baby and Rocking Horse Word n' Shape Set that is used on this sweet baby girl frame...

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I used the Deco Base and Frame with the new set.

I painted the frame and base with brown paint first, then when that dried added a layer of white. I used sandpaper to distress the paint and let some of the brown show through, especially to the edges.

I have also been experimenting with adding an "insert" for the frame so that I can add embellishments to the frame without actually attaching them. That way the theme of the frame can easily be changed out...

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I cut a piece of heavy cardstock long enough to stick out of the top of the frame a bit. I added some printed papers to the cardstock, then added an embellishment to the top and my quote to the center.

For the Baby Wood Word, I painted it pink, distressed it with a file and some ink and then added stitching lines using a white pen...

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I used two different printed papers on the rocking horse, then added some tiny flowers with silver cord to embellish it...

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I wanted to add a few more flowers to accent the frame, but I wanted them to be removeable as well, so I adhered the flowers together and let them dry. Then used a bit of poster tac to add them to the frame...

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There are so many great designs in the 3D Frameables line now. What a nice unique gift for someone special or special occasion to put together a frame and several theme sets!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 3D Frameables: Baby and Rocking Horse Word n' Shape Set  and Deco Base and Frame

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers, Cardstock, Flowers, Mini Pearls, Silver Cording, White, Brown and Pink Paint and White Pen, 


Hey There Cupcake

Hello and welcome,

It's Sandy Diller back with a fun Birthday Card that has been sent to my friend for her day of celebration. I've used the Cupcake Shaker from Clear Scraps to create this happy card.

This is a 5.5" square card where I've used double sided cardstock for a festive look.

 
I prefer to begin by using gesso to cover all the parts of the card.  By using gesso you get a clean white base to work with.

 

 
Next I used a glossy white paint for the parts that will show when the card is completed. 

 

 
After stacking two of the cupcake tops together I traced around the bottom of the cupcake to cut out a cupcake paper.  I used a crimper to make the ridges and then glued the paper to the cupcake base.  At this point a little touch up paint was required.

 

 
The stacked layer was glued to the cupcake and the shaker elements were added.

 

 

Be sure to remove the protective film from both sides of the acrylic piece and then add to top of cupcake.  Finish the cupcake by adding the remaining top piece.

 

A greeting was stamped on the blue panel and then added to the white one and then to the card after adding a ribbon and bow. 

To finish off this card all I needed to do was glue on the cupcake.

Thanks for joining me today I hope you have enjoyed the process,

Sandy