Bee Sweet My Darling

Hey y’all, hey!! Tmika here with a SUPER cute and sweet Mini Album. Because, why not??? I saw this Geo Pattern Accordion Shaker Album. 

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I knew right when I saw it - It had to become a Bee themed Mini Album!! The pattern was perfect for it. I used Lemon Twist paper collection from Simple Stories to decorate this album. 

 

I used embellishments that were gifted to me from various swap partners to make the cover SHINE! I added gold sentiments “sweet darling” to bring home the theme. This album also has been painted black to make the paper collection pop. The shaker bits on the inside adds interest and allows your eye to wander around the Geo pattern.

 

All of the edges have been lined with white chalk paint to make it stand out even more. I can't get enough of this book!!

 

The book is bound with white binding rings and wired buffalo check bows. The dangly charm just seals the cuteness deal!!

 

This book is ready for photos!!

What do you think??? I hope you like it and are inspired as much as I was to create it!!

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Virtual hugs,

Tmika




Trio of Halloween Shakers

Howdy!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today with not one, not two, but THREE projects I'd like to share with you.

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you enjoy celebrating the holiday, there is lots to do to get ready! There's the candy to buy - eat - then rebuy for the kids, costumes to make, yard and house to decorate and the list goes on!

So why not get a head start on SpOoKy time by getting a little crafting done?

Clear Scraps has some great Halloween Shakers and I picked 3 to embellish: Mini Tall Pumpkin Shaker, Mini Circle Ghosts Shaker and Mini Spider Shaker...

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These shakers were so fun to embellish and fill! I hadn't yet tried my paint pens on chipboard, so I decided to use them here rather than paint or ink the shakers. They worked very well, nice and crisp and opaque. 

I used printed paper to cover the solid back piece of each shaker. Then filled them with assorted fill including sequins.

I found the Spider Web Chipboard Embellishment in my Clear Scraps stash and adhered the spider shaker to it.

I haven't decided what to use them on yet. I might use them to make a banner, or I could use them on cards or gift bags or even on a scrapbook layout!

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Spider Web Chipboard Embellishment, Mini Tall Pumpkin Shaker, Mini Circle Ghosts Shaker and Mini Spider Shaker

Other: Printed Paper, Sequins, Filler, Beacon: Zip Dry and Posca Paint Pens

 


Happy Birthday Bag Decorations

How many times do you find yourself scrambling last minute to wrap a present?  Maybe you're like me and you keep some bags or wrapping paper around "just in case."  If you do, I have a great idea to jazz up some plain gift bags so your recipients will know you were thinking of them!

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Hi, it's Maureen today - and I have a simple project idea for you that works on any handled gift bag.  All you need is a gift bag, some card stock papers...and the great embellishments from Clear Scraps!

For this project, I'm using the Mini Shaker Present Shape along with the Birthday Chipboard Word Title and one of the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishments.  I started by painting these with a white acrylic paint.  When that dried, I did a coat of sparkle glitter glue on top.

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Next, I've taken a piece of black card stock, cut at 6.5" by 8.5" and folded it in half the long way.  Then, I proceeded to die cut a rectangular opening in the middle.  This worked best for me by using a die cut on the fold and put it through my die cut machine; however, you can simply hand cut a rectangular opening instead.  It just needs to be long enough to fit your handles through.

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I've placed this bag topper over my folded bag, and then began to decorate the front of the topper.  Feel free to use your imagination as you decide how this should look!  I've glued some letters that spell HAPPY on the top right corner and then added my sparkly Birthday Chipboard Title underneath.  I like how these are a contrasting font from each other.

In the left corner, I've added my Present Chipboard Embellishment along with some coordinating papers as decoration.  This embellishment is backed by a black and white polka dot paper, and glued to the topper.

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To assemble the Present Mini Shaker, I'm using the same black and white polka dot paper as a background, glued to the base piece.  Then, I glue 2 of the outlines to this shape, and fill it with an assortment of colorful confetti.  I also did the bow - this has a yellow pattern paper as a background, and to get the shape right, I trace it first with a pencil then cut it out.  These holes in the bow have black confetti - such fun!

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When you have the colors you want inside, take the acrylic piece of the mini shaker and remove the film from both sides.  Then, use a clear glue to adhere it to the top of your shaker.  The final step is to glue on the painted sparkly top border and let dry.

Once your shaker is ready, put your bag topper on your bag first to measure how far down it will go.  Then, glue the shaker on to the bag before you open it.  Don't glue it too far down, or the bag won't open well for you.

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And now we have a personalized gift bag ready for gift giving!  The color possibilities are endless - and this would also work for holidays too.  How will you decorate your gift bag?

I hope you give this project a try!  I've listed some supplies below if you do.  Thanks for joining me today - see you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  gift bag with handles, card stock, glitter glue, white acrylic paint, glue, confetti and assorted papers for letters and shapes

 

 

 


Crafty Hoop Card

Hi crafty friends! Let's make a cute and colorful card fit for your favorite crafter.

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You will need:

  • Embroidery Hoop Embellishments
  • Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Ink
  • 4 1/4in x 5 1/2in piece of solid cardstock
  • 2 1/8in x 5 1/2in piece of patterned cardstock
  • Die cuts or stickers
  • Glue and Foam Adhesive
  • Acetate/Clear Plastic
  • Sentiment

 

First, grab the Embroidery Hoop Embellishments. You will only need one for this card. 

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Heat emboss your embroidery hoop. I used yellow for the body of the hoop and gold at the top to highlight the metal pieces of an embroidery hoop. If you do not want to heat emboss, you can simply paint the hoop or use a medium like Nuvo drops.

 

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Adhere your acetate to the back and remove the excess from around the embroidery hoop.

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Layer your die cuts/stickers along the bottom left of the hoop. Be strategic to cover any imperfections in your embossing powder application. Add foam tape when layering pieces to create dimension.

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Now, let's work on the card front. Adhere the patterned cardstock strip to one side of solid cardstock. You should create a split card front. If you would like to take things a step further, consider stitching around the panel as I did. However, this is optional.


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Align your hoop in the center of your panel and adhere it down. Finally, adhere this completed panel to the card base and there you have a completed card. 


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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you choose to recreate this card, please be sure to share it in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me! 

 

Happy Crafting,

Natasha


My Little Monster

                                                                              Hello my crafty friends,

It's Sandy Diller here with a cute little frame that can be assembled quickly with such fun results.

I used the Base with Square Frame for this project.

 
 
 
After all pieces were painted I added a favorite photo and assembled the frame.
 
 

Once the frame was added to the base, it was time for me to embellish with some monsters and stars.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sandy


Got Candy Halloween Gnomie

How many trick or treaters do you get each Halloween?  If you're like our house, we get several dozen throughout the night.  I thought I'd decorate a special gnome to keep me company this year out on the front porch as the kids stop by.  He's so darn "sweet," don't you think?? Hee hee!

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So I'm starting this project with the Medium Gnome #2 because the hat looks a bit like a witch's pointy hat.  I have to say I love this size gnome because it can stand up against a wall on the floor or be added to a shelf too.  And of course, the decorating ideas are endless!  Actually that's always the hardest part - narrowing down how I want to dress up these Clear Scraps gnomes!

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I began by base-coating the hat in orange acrylic paint and the arms and nose in a coral pink.  I like to sand down the pieces after the first coat of paint, then add a second coat after. 

The beard is painted in a light gray and the shoes on the gnome are done in black acrylic paint.  All items need to dry thoroughly and you can add a second coat as needed.

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I really liked this Halloween patterned stripe paper I had in my stash, and thought they would look great as pants for my gnome, so I traced the backside of the paper with a pencil then cut it out a bit smaller than what I traced.  This is glued to the bottom base piece of the gnome, and trimmed on the edges where there was any overlap.

Now I wanted my gnome to look like he was holding a classic pumpkin bucket so I took the smaller of the two Jack O' Lantern Chipboard Embellishments, and trimmed off the stem.  This was painted in a couple coats of the same orange acrylic paint. 

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I then took some black card stock and traced it into an oval.  I also had some black and white twine, so I trimmed a small piece of this and glued it to the back of the jack o'lantern.  Then I glued the card stock over it.  Set this piece aside to dry.

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Detailing is one of my favorite parts of a painting project!  It may seem intimidating, but the interesting thing is that it is quite easy and adds such a professional finish to a project.  To detail the hat, start by taking a thin paintbrush and some black paint and follow the edge of the hat around at about 18" away from the edge.  Every so often, make an indent as if the hat is "folding."

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Next, follow along on some of the edges with a thicker paintbrush and some light gray paint.  These strokes are added in several spots around the outline, but don't have to be added everywhere.  

Finally add a thinner line of white to some of the edges.  And now you have highlights!

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You will do the same with the jack o'lantern - and if you don't trust yourself with a paintbrush, you can use a permanent black marker instead.  If you don't like how something looks, don't worry!  Paint over the shape and start again.

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My gnome's beard is painted with dark gray and white highlights.  Here I've added some die cut letters to spell CANDY on the edge of his beard, and I speckled them with some paint colors first.  The word "got" is simply a permanent marker and my handwriting!

To add the pumpkin bucket, glue the twine down on top of the gnome's beard, and then his hands over it.  Do the same with the nose and a hat embellishment.  I've added a die cut web to his hat for some wicked "flair!"

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I love this little guy - his bucket hangs loose and swings just a bit, which is like a little pumpkin-secret!  

Feel free to give this project a try to dress up your patio this season - and see the supply list below for items you'll need.  Now I'm off to find some peanut butter cups for my candy dish!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  orange/black/gray/white acrylic paint, black permanent marker, black and patterned paper, spider web shape or die cut, twine

 


Fall Shaker Ornaments

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back with a fun project just in time for fall. I love shakers and I thought it would be fun to create something different this time around. So why not turn our favorite shakers into ornaments! Clear Scraps has such a wide variety of shakers to chose from. So be sure to check them out.

For today's project, we'll be using Clear Scraps maple leaf, owl and circle mini shakers.

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But feel free to create which ever ones you prefer. I think this would be also fun to create different shaker ornaments for different seasons and holidays too.

The papers are chose to use are from Simple Stories "Cozy Days" collection. But any fall papers you already have will work just fine.

Let's begin with the maple least shaker. 

I began by choosing one of the papers to cover my bottom shaker piece. I cut out and glued my paper down using Beacon glue. This glue is strong ND made to work well with chipboard. I trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. Then using my Distress tool, I smoothed out any rough edges.  For my top shaker piece, I applied some Sparks Ginger Magic paint over the top. Once dry, I took a brush and applied some copper Glitterific over top. This gives a nice glittery accent. Then I painted the stem of my leaf with some brown acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. 

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Glue your next two chipboard layers on top with your Beacon glue.  Fill your shaker with sequins, beads whatever you like. I used Clear Scraps Fall sequins Click here  Take the acrylic shaker piece and peel off the protective film from both sides before gluing on top of your previous layers. Then glue your top piece in place. I like to add a few clothespins to hold my shaker firmly in place until the glue dries. Do not shake or move your shaker until it dries throughly.  To finish, I  added a sticker sentiment along the bottom edge. 

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Owl Shaker: Trace, cut and glue your paper to your bottom shaker piece as we did before. Trim away any excess paper using your x-acto knife and Distress any rough edges using a Distress or sanding tool. I took my top shaker piece and covered it with another coordinating paper from this collection. Repeat the same steps as before. I fussy cut out to small hearts from my scrap paper and glued one inside each section of my owls eyes. I took and diecut a scalloped shape from one of the sentiments on my Journaling card. Glue the sentiment in the center of my bottom section of my owl shaker. I painted the owls feet using some light pink acrylic paint. 

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I then adhered my next two chipboard shaker pieces in place. Add any shaker filler of your choice in each section of your shaker. I chose Clear Scraps heart confetti Click here  Peel off the protective film from both sides of the acrylic piece and glue in place. Add your top shaker piece. Then set aside to dry throughly before shaking! 

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Circle shaker:

Repeat the same steps as we previously did. I covered my top shaker piece with another coordinating paper. But you can decorate yours using paints, sprays or glitter. I diecut another sentiment piece and glued in the center of my bottom base.

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I added a cute pumpkin spice coffee sticker on one side of my sentiment. And fussy cut a smalll pumpkin, inked around the edges and glued on the right side of my sentiment piece. Glue your next two chipboard layers in place. Add your shaker filler, acrylic layer and top piece. Set aside to dry throughly. I also adhered a grateful sticker sentiment along the bottom of my shaker. 

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To finish our ornaments I hot glued a piece of jute cord to the back of each shaker. Now they are ready to hang on your fall tree or even in your window. 

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Here's some closeups!

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I hope you have enjoyed this project today.  Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies! Thank you for taking the time to visit the Clear Scraps blog! Keep sharing your crafty makes with us on our Facebook Creative page!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Cozy Days collection, scallop and circle dies, Beacon glue, Distress tool, Glitterific -Copper, Sparks paint Ginger Magic, jute cord, hot glue, light pink acrylic paint, Distress Ink 


SWEET SIXTEEN FOR MY KYLA

So my last child, my last girl..has turned 16!! I can’t believe how fast time flies!! Nonetheless, here I am sharing a little glimpse into Kyla’s Sweet Sixteen birthday party. She had a blast. A small intimate hotel party sleepover - with a trip to the trampoline park!! 

 

I smashed my thumb LITERALLY before the guests and birthday girl arrived..UGH..so painful. I STILL have the black thumb.. Anywho, I was not able to finish the decoration- so they had to pose WHILE holding up the backdrop!!  So here is a little snapshot of that. 

 

I used the Base with Scallop Stand for my photo.

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I also had to add the Mini Shaker Purse because I bought the guests a Coach wristlet as a gift!! Although the pictures didn't come out as good as I'd hoped, the purse shaker frame will do just fine as a fill in!

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I surrounded the photo with gold leaf die cuts, paper flowers from my stash. I added the word sixteen and attached it with a thin piece of acetate. My (almost) favorite part is the purse charm dangle - SO CUTE!!! 

 

What do you think??? I hope you like it and are inspired as much as I was to create it!!

 

Virtual hugs,

Tmika

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Magical Memory Shaker Page

Hi crafty friends!

What's the most magical place on Earth? Hands down it is Disney, right?! Well, I was surprised with a trip to Disney World for my birthday and snapped a tons of pictures of my kids having a blast. Sometimes I find layouts to be stressful, so I opt to make pocket pages to document certain memories.

So, I am sharing a cute, and easy memory keeping project. I decided to use the Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishments to add a little magic to a pocket page that I was working on. All you need is a pocket page, some paint, and a sequins mix to add some sparkle to a memory page.

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I painted my embellishment and added in a sequins mix. I sealed the pocket using my Fuse Tool. It's as easy as that. Add in your pictures. Layer in some stickers, and there you have a completed pocket page. 

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I love the versatility of these embellishments. You could even make the mouse heads into shakers if you would prefer.

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I hope you enjoyed this quick project share! If you recreate this, please be sure to share your project in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me.

 

Happy Crafting, 

Natasha

 

Other Supplies: Scrapbook.com Panoramic 6x8 Pocket Page, Scrapbook.com Magical Pocket Cards, Sequins, Tim Holtz Chit Chat, Gold Spray Paint, Doodlegbug Fun at the Park Essentials Kit


Hello Sunflowers Acrylic Sign

Hola!

Tami here with a project I'd like to show you.

I wanted to try out my new paint pens on acrylic and decided to try them using Clear Scraps 6" Sunflowers Stencil and 12 X 12 XL Deco Squares Acrylic.

I have used techniques where you draw on, paint or ink both sides of the acrylic before and thought that would work well for this project. I love how bright and shiny the paint looks viewed from the front...

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here are closeups of the sunflowers and the wood word...

I started by removing the protective film from ONE side of the acrylic. I then used a fine point sharpie to draw in the sunflowers across the entire square, letting the designs go off the edges. 

Next, I FLIPPED the acrylic over and removed the protective film from the other side. I used brown, orange and yellow pens to fill in the outlines I made on the other side. Then let the paints dry. From the side you are painting on, the inks look opaque and not that perfect. But the magic happens when you turn the piece over! When viewed from the front - the side I used the Sharpie to outline the designs - the paints are bright, shiny and look very smooth and even.

I decided the piece needed a little something more, so I found the Hello XL Script Wood Word in my Clear Scraps stash. I used the white pen to add a cross-hatch pattern all over it. Then outlined in brown to define it. I used Zip Dry to adhere the sentiment to the lower portion of the sign. 

You can display it on a stand as I have done here, or maybe punch holes in the top and hang it.

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today. Please come back soon to see what other goodies Clear Scraps talented designers have to share with you!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Hello XL Script Wood Word, 6" Sunflowers Stencil and 12 X 12 XL Deco Squares Acrylic

Other: Posca Paint Pens, Black Fine Point Sharpie, Blue Painters Tape and Beacon: Zip Dry


Stacked Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment Mini Album

Hi friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fall mini album I created using some new Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year with the changing leaves and fun activities!  I recently visited my brother and SIL in Michigan where we went to a local farm for donuts and hot cider!  

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I began with the 5x7 Chipboard Tab Album and painted the outside edges with off-white chalk paint. You can use any type of paint however I prefer chalk paint as it dries quickly and adheres nicely to the chipboard. 

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On the front cover, I painted an additional width on the left side so that I could create my own background. Using the 5x9 Leaves Mixer Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks, I blended my colors from light to dark as shown. 

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Again using chalk paint (this time in a nice orange color) I painted the Stacked Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment Shapes. Once dry, I backed the openings with patterned paper and cut away excess with my scissors. 

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Here is a close up of the Mixer Stencil + Distress Oxide Inks! You can go as light or dark as you choose.  

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Each page has a background piece measuring 4 x 6.75 inches.  I then added embellishments and/or additional patterned papers. I usually reserve the inside of my front cover for journaling. 

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I printed my photos at 4x4 and matted them onto white cardstock.  However you can easily fit a trimmed vertical 4x6 or even a few wallet sized on these pages! 

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Its always fun to "stack" photos if you have similar groupings.  Here, I cut my pictures to 2.5 x 3.75 inches and added a "flap".


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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all things new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads, epoxy shapes:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Scor-Tape, Adhesives by 3L; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; misc: chrome book rings, ribbon

 


Cutest Pups 12x12 Layout by Kristin Rizzo

 

Hello, it's Kristin here and I am excited to be sharing my third project for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  I just love to scrapbook, especially when it comes to my fur babies!  I'm here today to share a layout I made using three of the Mini Shaker Heart/Paws.  

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I couldn't wait to use these shakers on a layout of my three girls: Bristol, Millie & Bailey.  I started by staining the chipboard with Distress Stain in Walnut Stain.  While I had that out, I also stained the chipboard piece I had in my stash that said, "cutest".

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I put together a shaker mix with sequins and gems from my stash, added them to the shakers and glued them together, 

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I started the layout by using a plate from my kitchen and traced a half circle out of the printed patterned paper on the left-hand side of the page.  I glued that to the yellow patterned paper and added the sticker to the top of the page.  Next, I gathered all of my embellishments and started making my clusters.  After that, the layout came together fast.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Kristin  :)


Who's A Good Dog Clipboard Pallet Frame

I must confess.  I did indeed take my dog to see Santa.  HA HA HA!  It was so hard to resist - not only was it a fundraiser, but the picture ended up on our yearly Christmas card!  Do you have fun or playful photos like that on display at your house for your pets too?

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Hi, it's Maureen with you here and I love the Clear Scraps products for this very reason - after looking for several frames to fit our Christmas card picture, I couldn't find one so I decided to make my own.  And the great thing about clipboard frames is that you can change the photos as often as you want!

So, to start making one of your own, you'll begin with the Medium Square Pallet Shape and base coat it with a white acrylic paint.  After the first coat, I always like to sand it down - sanding after painting gives you a smoother surface in the end.  Base coat it white again with a second coat.

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Next, I've chosen the 5" by 9" Plaid Mixer Stencil because I had a vision that this might look a little like a ribbon on a present.  I tape it down in the corners and then blended in some red Distress ink across the surface.

Move the stencil vertically and do this again.  With this pattern, it's easy to find a line to line it up and continue the pattern across.

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Next, I've stamped some small paw prints across the side and top.  I've also added a cute saying at the bottom in a black vinyl that was printed on my electronic cutting machine.

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My corner is decorated with the Paw Mini Shaker, which is painted in black acrylic paint and I'm also using the Lovely Sequin Mix inside.  I did add a printed plaid paper to the bottom base before assembling my shaker.  There is a polka dot ribbon glued to the middle of the paw too.

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The picture is held by a small metal clipboard piece that you can purchase at any local craft store.  Make sure to let this dry thoroughly so it doesn't come up when you add your picture. I recommend either tacky glue or hot glue for this piece.

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Here is my picture frame, sitting in an easel!  I thought at first I'd make it a Christmas frame, but I actually left off some holiday embellishments in case I want to use a non-holiday picture later on.  These pallet shapes are so versatile, you could make any number of frames in minutes.

I hope you've enjoyed this project today!  My pup is INDEED a "good girl."  Make sure to check out all of the fun pallet shapes on the Clear Scraps site and I will see you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  acrylic paints, distress inks, patterned paper, mini clipboard embellishment, ribbon


Just A Note

Hello Friends,

It's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little shaker card that I created using the 

Mini Shaker Envelope from Clear Scraps.

 

 

 


This is a 5" X 7" card so I began with paper cut to 7" X 10" and scored in the center.
A panel (shown here in Navy Blue) was cut 4.75 X 6.75, embossed with music notes and added to the front of the card.
 
 
I began by cutting off the top portion of the envelope to make it appear open.
All pieces were painted.

The acrylic piece was cut to match.

The music note paper was cut to match the size of the envelope with the flap open.

The painted pieces were stacked and sequins were added.

 

After peeling the protective covering from the acrylic on both sides it was glued in place on top of the sequins.  The final painted piece was placed on top.

This card was finished off by adding some die cut words and some small flowers

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired,

Sandy

 


School 3D Frameables

Hello and happy Friday! Its Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the cute 3D Frameables with you! Kids of all ages are back in school this month so I'm sharing the School-Apple Word N Shape paired with the

Square Frame with Base!  And I'm going to share the easy techniques I used! 

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I began with my Square Frame with the Base. I covered each piece with different patterned papers affixed with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I removed any excess paper with my x-acto knife and a sanding tool. 

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I trimmed my photo to fit the frame and affixed it to the back using Scor-Tape. 

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Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I affixed my frame to the base as shown.  Before adhering, I did paint the outside edges of the base with green chalk paint. 

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I selected different patterns for the small and large oval for my base; again using my Beacon Adhesive.  I sanded off excess paper to create smooth edges then adhered the two pieces together. 

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I set aside my frame to work on my Word N Shape. For the School Word, I simply used a blending brush to add yellow Distress Oxide Ink. The birch wood accepts the ink nicely and you can go as light or dark as you see fit.

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For the Apple, I painted with red and green chalk paint.  After each were dry, I lightly sanded around the edges to give it a distressed look. 

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Here is a close up of my Word N Shape! 

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And here is a close up of my frame!  I added stickers as well as small die cut shapes to accent my photo. 

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Thank you 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, stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: Folk Art; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Adhesives by 3L, Scor-Tape; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, healing mat. 


Canvas Bag with Owl Stencil

HiYa!

Tami here with a project to share with you.

Just when I think I have EVERY craft supply possible, I discover something new. My friend Laura was telling me about a new set of pens she got and showing me all the cool things she was making with them and --- I hadn't heard of them! 

They work on all types of surfaces, are opaque and dry quickly. I'm always looking for a new way to play my Clear Scraps products, so I thought I'd try my new pens on different types of surfaces.

Today's project is an altered canvas bag - to be used for - what else - holding my new pens! 

I like owls and Clear Scraps has the most adorable little Owl Stencil, I used the 6" size for my bag...

I prepped the bag by ironing to be sure it was flat and wrinkle free. Then I put a piece of cardboard inside to be sure the paint did not bleed through to the other side.

Next, I decided on the placement of the design and used blue painters tape to hold the stencil in place. Then it was time to color! I filled in the design with different colors. 

I wanted to define the design a bit, so before removing the stencil I used a fine point sharpie to outline each section. For the eyes, I outlined them with the sharpie, then used the paint pen to add the pupil.

Here's how it turned out...

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and here is a closeup of the owl design...

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

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Owl Stencil

Other: Posca Paint Pens, Blue Painters Tape, Fine Line Black Sharpie and Canvas Bag


HELLO COFFEE

 

Hey Everybody!!

 

It’s Tmika here with a Super Cute home decor project!! Not only is it Super Cute - it's quick, easy and inexpensive. All of our favorites, right?? I absolutely LOVE coffee  - like really LOVE coffee!! I have coffee & drink bars all over the house. One in the kitchen, of course. One in the upstairs sewing & sublimation craft studio and now one in my paper craft studio. So,  I'm GOOD!!  Let me show you how this came about and the items you’ll need to complete this project. 

 

You’ll first need to grab two different stencils. You’ll need a Coffee Bar and You Had me at Hello.

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You’ll also need a piece of wood. ( I used Balsa from Hobby Lobby) 

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some white paint ( I used Gesso), foam brushes, craft stain, and heavy jump rings. Vinyl die cut optional.

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Cut down your wood to size using a craft knife and a ruler. I drew a line first with a pencil and then followed that with the ruler.

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After I cut my wood piece down into two smaller pieces, I added my stain. If you have a rougher surface, please sand before staining, It helps - trust!

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I just used one coat to finish my pieces. 

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Now it is time to add the white paint using the stencils. I grabbed a clean foam brush to do this. You don’t want to transfer the stain to the stencil or the negative space. I used the dab and pounce technique. It allowed me to add texture while adding a thick coat of paint. My tip for holding the stencil down is to use washi tape or painters tape to hold it while you paint.

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Here is how mine turned out after one dabbing coat.

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I used the edge of the paint brush to outline the edge of the wood. I think this added a bit more of the “Coffee House” character.

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I used my Silhouette Studio software and cameo machine to type and cut out the word “Awesome” and the arrow in pink vinyl. The vinyl is from Tech Wrap. This was completely optional - but because I love the color combo I chose, I had to add pink. 

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Now we can add the jump rings. Mark on your wood piece where you want to put your holes. (I didn’t and that’s why mine are a little off) Make a hole at the bottom of the first one and the top of the second. Then add your jump rings.

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…And YOU’RE DONE!! Hang your finished piece on the wall and ENJOY your NEW drinking area!! I hope you enjoyed what I created and will try making your own decor piece at home using stencils!! Have Fun!


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Harvest Wall Hanging

Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to September! It's time to start creating those fall/harvest projects to enjoy for the next few months. When it comes to creating home decor projects Clear Scraps has so many wood pallets and shapes to chose from. You're sure to find one to suit your taste. 

For today's project I'll be using Clear Scraps Wood shape-jumbo rounded tag Click here 

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We will also be using Clear Scraps XL Script wood quote Click here and oak trees chipboard embellishmentClick here 

To begin our project, I took and whitewashed some Folk Art Wicker white acrylic paint over the top surface of my wood tag. Then using some Distress Ink Rusty Hinge and a Ink dabber, I lightly brushed the ink over my painted surface. I tore some pieces of paper from Frank Garcia's Autumn Sunset collection and inked along the edges with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I cut a strip of paper to fit along the bottom edge of my wood tag. 

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Then using Beacon glue, I adhered my papers to my tag surface towards the top and along the bottom edge. Set your tag aside for now 

 

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Next take your wood quotes and add some gold acrylic paint over the top. Let dry.  Cut apart your chipboard oak trees (save the outside frame for a future project) Then using a pouncing motion and a stiff old paintbrush, I applied Finnibair Rust pastes in brown, red and gold over each oak tree shape. I apply the paste in layers, until I achieve the look I want. I painted the tree trucks and branches with brown acrylic paint. Let dry. 

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I fussy cut a butterfly from one of my Scrap papers along with a few pumpkin images. I inked around the edges. I bent my butterfly wings slightly upward before gluing on the upper left side.

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Now arrange your wood quote towards the center of your tag using Beacon glue.

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I adhered the oak trees along the bottom of my tag, right along the top edge of my paper strip. I applied some foam dots to the back of my pumpkin image and adhered in the center between the two trees. 

Here's a closeup:

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To finish decorating my tag, I added some Prima flowers along the top. Tied a piece of jute cord through the hole at the top. I chose to use a thinner jute cord. But you can certainly use the thicker jute cord included in your bag. I glued a few Prima crystals in scattered places on my tag and some Stickles glitter Diamond on my butterfly wings, birds breaststroke and on the pumpkins!

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Another closeup!

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I hope you enjoyed my home decor project for the fall season. Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your crafty makes with us on our Facebook Creative page. We'd love to see them. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Dana 

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue,  foam dots, Frank Garcia's Autumn Sunset paper collection, Stickles Diamond glitter, Finnibair Rust pastes in brown, gold and red, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and Rusty Hinge, paper trimmer, Brown acrylic paint and Folk Art Wicker white acrylic paint. Ink dabber, Prima flowers and crystals, jute cord.

 


Hello Summer 6x6 Chipboard Tabbed Mini Album with Flip Flop Shaker by Kristin Rizzo

 

Hello, it's Kristin here and I am so excited to be sharing another project with you for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  Besides 12x12 traditional scrapbooking, I enjoy making mini albums.  The Chipboard 6x6 3 Tabbed Album was the perfect mini to use with this adorable paper line to document all things summer.  

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I used the Mini Shaker Flip Flop on the first page inside the mini. I pulled a few colors of Distress Stain from my stash and tested it on one of the bottom layers of the shaker to see how it looked on the chipboard.  I liked how the color, fired brick looked and used that.  I used a 6x6 paper pad for this entire album and backed the shaker with a white, teeny, tiny flowered patterned paper.  I then made my own shaker mix (orange flowers, yellow and shimmery cupped and assorted flat sequins with some gems).  I then glued the acrylic piece to the top layer and set it aside.  Next, I glue the other three layers together, added the sequin mix and then attached the top of the shaker.  I think it turned out so summery!

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On the next page a made a tiny shaker as well with the packaging from that the album came in and backed it with vellum.

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I covered all the rest of the chipboard pages with various papers.  I chose to cover all the tabs with the same patterned paper.  For a fun touch, I wrapped each tab with red baker's twine.

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When I am making a mini album or scrapbooking page without photos, I always make sure to write the size of the photos on my photo mat.  This way I don't have to measure anything when I go to print or add my photos.  I also like to add a bunch of tags in my mini albums.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week and a safe, fun Labor Day (if you are in the US)!

Kristin  :)


Large Circle Shiplap Welcome Door Hanger

Hello friends and happy Friday! Its Jennifer on the blog today to share a fall home decor project I created using the new Large Circle Shiplap Shape!  I wanted to make a cute door hanger for my front door this year and am going to show you the easy techniques I used!  

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I began by painting the top 3/4 of my Shiplap Shape using matte brown acrylic paint. I thinned the paint with water so the effect would look more like stain. I love how it brought out the grain in the wood!  

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Once my brown paint was dry, I sectioned off the bottom third of the Shiplap Shape with painters tape.  I then applied nice, rich shade of yellow acrylic paint as shown.  

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I set my Shiplap Shape aside to dry to work on my Welcome XL Script Wood Word.  I applied a coat of off white chalk paint to my title not being concerned about full coverage. 

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Once my paint was dry, I lightly sanded the edges of my Wood Word as well as the front surface. 

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I adhered my Wood Word using a hot glue gun centering it on my Shiplap Shape. 

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Here is a close up of the Wood Word; you can see how some of the wood shows through the paint. 


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I also used my hot glue gun to adhere fall colored flowers and ribbon to the top of my Shiplap Shape. I finished by stringing some wood beads onto wire and creating a U shape to hang my creation.  I adhered it to the back of the Shiplap using double sided tape and my hot glue gun. 


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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all of the Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!  

Additional products used:   paint: FolkArt, DecoArt;  tape: Score Tape; misc: hot glue gun, artificial flowers, artificial eucalyptus, wood beads, wire, sanding paper, twine, ribbon.