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Clear Scraps 2022 Design Team Call

ATTENTION CRAFTERS!!! Clear Scraps is looking for a few NEW excited design team members to join us from August 1st 2022 to July 31st 2023. Do you love paper crafts, scrapbooking, card making, painting or mixed media art? Then we want YOU!  Clear Scraps is one of the top USA leaders in manufacturing acrylic, chipboard and wood albums, embellishments, stencils and home d├ęcor products. 

Please visit our website at www.clearscraps.com.

We are looking for designers that are:

EXCITED about crafting and love to share their work!

Create 3 awesome projects per month using Clear Scraps provided material and industry partner products.

Can work under a deadline, and be accountable to their scheduling commitments.

Enjoy using acrylic, chipboard, wood and stencil products to create with.
Post on social media, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Scrapbook.com (required)
Can take quality photos of their work and be excited about sharing their talents monthly.

Create step by step tutorials with photos, reels and written instructions

Submission Details: 

Call deadline is July 10th
Announcement on July 15th

Start August 1st 2022-July 31st 2023


Design Team Compensation: 
Generous amount of Clear Scraps and Preferred Partners products 

New release Clear Scraps products to design with several times per term
Compensation for Publication and other incentive programs

Design Team button for your blog

Design team recognition  


Send your submission to  dtcall@clearscraps.com 

Questions 

Answer questions (below)

Name, email, address, phone number?
Provide 2-3 samples of your work with (acrylic, chipboard, wood, mixed media) please ensure images are under 1MB and 500X500 pixels or less.
Name, email, address, phone number? 

Introduce yourself and tell us why you are applying for our team?
Let us know what experience you have working with acrylic, chipboard, wood, stencils or mixed media projects?

Links to your blog, media pages, resume or gallery. How often do you post?

Do you have a Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram account with your art work?

Do you design for other manufactures design teams, if so which ones?
Tell us any other information that you would like us to know.

Our Design team is open worldwide.

Have Fun!  Be Creative!  Submit Today!

Blessings,

Clear Scraps

 



 

 


Celebrate America

 
Hi my crafty friends, it's Sandy Diller here.  Today I have a fun project to share using some great products from Clear Scraps.  I have used the Large Square Shiplap Shape like a canvas to create a 4th of July celebration.  This was fun to create so let's get started.
 
I used the Mini Shaker - Milk Can to hold the flags that I made myself but there are plenty flags of all sizes available for you to purchase if you don't want to make your own.
 
 

 
Beginning with the Square Shiplap Shape - Large, it was colored with blue and then black ink to make it look like a night sky.
 
 
The 6" Fireworks Stencil was used to create the colorful fireworks in the background.  Because I wanted to use many different colors the stencil was masked off several different times to get the desired effect.  I used transparent embossing paste and many colors of glitter.  This process took a while due to the fact that drying time was needed for each layer.
 
 
 
The shaker was painted and assembled.
 

 

Don't forget to remove the protective coating on the acrylic shape.
 
 
Hot Glue was used to hold the flags on the back of the Milk Can.  Using a die from my stash, I cut some grass for the bottom of the shiplap piece.  
 

Using fun foam, the word Celebrate was cut and added to the canvas.

 
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July,
Sandy

 

 


Life Is Good Shiplap Square

Hola!

Thanks for dropping in on the Clear Scraps Blog today! Tami here with you with a project to share.

Have you taken a gander at the new additions to Clear Scraps' Shiplap Line? You can view all of them along with other brand spanking NeW products here: What's New

I used the Small Shiplap Square to create this bright and cheery little sign...

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I started by adhering a chipboard butterfly from the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment to a portion of a rainbow colored napkin. Once it was adhered I trimmed off the excess...

After I got this far, I realized I SHOULD have done this next step first! Fortunately, since I was rubbing on a metallic paste, I was able to color the chipboard without getting any on the napkin. I added a pearl color to the butterfly, then used a gunmetal on the Life Is Good Chipboard Embellishment...

I wanted a variegated monotone on the Shiplap Square, so I used Oxide Ink all over the surface...

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I lightly spritzed the ink with water and blotted it gently in spots with a paper towel. When I was happy with the color, I heat set the wood...

When the wood was dry, I adhered the pieces...

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You could use this small sign to decorate a desk or small space and it would also make a nice little gift!

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Small Shiplap Square, Fancy Butterflies and Life Is Good Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Ranger: Oxide Ink, Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry, Metallic Rubs and Napkin


Large Chicken Shiplap Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer to share one of the fabulous new Shiplap Shapes with you!  These new wood shapes are so fun to work with to create home decor projects!  I used the Large Chicken Shiplap Shape to create a fun sign to hang in my kitchen! And I'm going to show you my techniques! 

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I began by painting the majority of the Shiplap Shape with chalk paint in off white. I did not worry about perfect coverage as I wanted a distressed look for my project. 

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Next, I cut a funny sentiment on my Silhouette with red vinyl.  I used transfer tape to apply it to my Shiplap.  

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Using washi tape, I sectioned off the feet of the chicken to paint them in red chalk paint.  I also painted the tail feathers and beak.  I found that the paint was too flat so I used sanding paper to add a distressed effect. 

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Here is a close up of the vinyl on the Shiplap!  I used a glossy vinyl; in hindsight I wish I would have used a matte finish.  

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Using my hot glue gun, I adhered ribbon and a rolled flower to the neck of my chicken.  I finished by adding some jute string to hang my creation in my kitchen!  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all of the Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: FolkArt; vinyl, transfer tape:  Cricut; misc: ribbon, flower, jute string, sanding paper, hot glue gun. 

 


Botanical Home Decor Printer Tray

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back to share another Home Decor project with you. I love to decorate my home for every season! Today we'll be using several different products from Clear Scraps. For our base I chose Clear Scraps 12x12 Printer Tray Rectangle Click here

Along with Clear Scraps Chipboard Fancy Butterflies, Click here  Decor border Click here and the new Leaves mixer stencil. Click here The papers I chose are from 49 and Market Botanical collection. 

To begin our project, I applied some creamy acrylic paint to the front shaker frame and my chipboard Deco border. I prefer to apply 2 coats of paint and after it's fully dried, I inked the edges using Distress Ink. 

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After my border is fully dry, I took my mixer leaves stencil and securely taped my stencil in place using some washi tape.

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Then taking some Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn , I applied my Distress Ink over some of the leaves, using my ink dabber. Set these pieces aside for now.

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Next from my Botanical paper collection, I cut and glued my papers behind each window of my bottom layer chipboard Printer frame piece. I recommend using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue. It's fast drying and has a strong bond. Then I glue this bottom piece onto the back base of my Printer Tray. Glue your next chipboard frame piece on top of the previous layer. 

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Now I cut apart one of my Clear Scraps Fancy Butterflies chipboard embellishments, I had leftover from a previous project. But you could use both butterfly chipboard embellishments if you like. I added some yellow and green glitter to my chipboard butterfly wings. Then set aside to dry.

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Now the fun begins and we can add our embellishments. I like to use some fuzzy cut elements and ephemera pieces using foam dots to adhere to the different sections of my printer tray. I added a stamp, and even glued some Butterflies to my chipboard Deco border piece. I chose to add a photo of my mother inside one of the windows too for a personal touch!

Now you can add your acrylic layer, but remember to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet, before gluing in place. Now you can glue your final top layer in place! Then I took my Deco border piece and glued along the bottom edge of my Printer Tray. 

To finish your project, I added a jute cord on the back and now it's ready to display on your wall!

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Here are some closeups

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate your support and we love to see your crafty makes! So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting! Let your creativity flow!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: 49 and Market Botanical collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn and Rusty Hinge, Trimmer, Beacon glue, Marta Stewart glitters- Peridot and Lemon Drop, photo, 


Rustic Star Christmas Ornament

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a rustic star ornament which is something a little different than what I typically create. I love all things rustic and vintage (maybe because I'm vintage, lol), so when I saw the Mini Shaker Star and 4x6 Stars Stencil, I knew immediately what direction to go!

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I started by swiping Memento Rich Cocoa ink and Memento Espresso Truffle ink in a downward motion onto the chipboard back of the Mini Shaker Star. I applied transfer gel with a spatula over the 4x6 Stars Stencil onto the chipboard back, let it dry, and pressed a piece of gold foil onto it with a brayer. Next, I painted the front chipboard form of the with a gold paint pen and set it aside to dry. I stamped and heat embossed the gift image, cut it with the coordinating die, and adhered it slightly off-kilter but mostly centered on the chipboard back. 

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Working from the bottom up, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and punched a hole through the three layers. I adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed from both sides) to the front chipboard form, punched a hole through those two layers, and adhered them to the bottom part of the star. I clamped the star for about 10-15 minutes to be sure the layers adhered well, and then ran the gold paint pen around the outside edges.

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Once the gold paint was completely dry, I lightly sanded it and wiped brown dye ink on it with my finger tip to add to the rustic look. I threaded jute rope through the hole at the top for the hanger, catching a piece of gold cording in it, and tied two knots. I tied rusted jingle bells to the end of the gold cording which completed the project.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Star
4x6 Stars Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock, stamp and die, brown inks, Versamark, gold paint pen, craft glue, stamp positioner, die cutting machine, embossing powder, transfer gel, gold foil, brayer, jute rope, gold cording, rusted jingle bells

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

 


Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes--Home Sweet Home Farmhouse Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share a little

farmhouse home decor inspiration with you!

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This sweet farmhouse look was created using

the Clear Scraps Circle Shiplap Shape Large

as the starting base.  It's painted with gray,

acrylic paint, then brushed with white and

finally brushed on the edges with black

distress ink to give it an aged, rustic look.

A banner was created using farmhouse

patterned paper and framed with black

cardstock.  I split the banner into 2 and

it's actually glued down near the edges

of the cow piece underneath.

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The adorable Cow Head Shiplap Shape Small 

is also one of the new Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes! 

I covered this one with a rustic, weathered board

patterned paper and brushed the edges with black

distress ink.  Then I glued it onto a piece of black

cardstock and cut around the edges leaving a 1/4"

border.  It really frames this piece out and makes

it pop on the final project!  I added a little bow 

and decor to finish it off.  If you'd like to see all

the different options available in the Shiplap

Shapes, make sure to check them out in the

"What's New" section on the Clear Scraps page.

The larger pieces make great bases for home

decor for holidays, seasonal, or whatever you

can dream up!  The Small Shiplap pieces are

great additions to the project (like I did here)

or you can also peruse the Clear Scraps

Chipboard Embellishment or Shaker sections.

A lot of options and ideas for great projects!

Finishing off this project was super simple.

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A few stickers and letters to decorate it up with

the "Home Sweet Home" sentiment and some

other family sayings complete the farmhouse

vibe on this adorable home decor!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Circle Shiplap Shape Large,

Cow Head Shiplap Shape Small.

Other:  Acrylic paint--gray, white,

Black Soot Distress Ink, foam tape,

adhesive, black cardstock,

Simple Stories Vintage Farmhouse Garden--

paper and stickers.


Happy Birthday America

Hi Clear Scrap Fans, it's Sandy Diller here to share a holiday creation for you home.

The 4th of July will soon be here and I love the colors of our country.  I've decorated this adorable gnome to celebrate the season.  

 
This project was fun and easy.  I began with the Medium Wood Gnome Girl shown below and then simply added the colors I wanted.  
 

 

 

I first covered the hat with alternating red and white strips of paper in a wave pattern.  Next came the body that is covered in a blue plaid.  I used a black marker to color in the feet.

Before the hair was added it was embossed to give texture and then edged with some brown ink.  Every patriotic gnome needs a red bow.

The nose, hands and the star were all decorated and edged with the proper color. (blue was added to the heart later).
 
 
All the pieces were placed - some white stars were added and then glued in place. I added the flag before gluing the hands.
 

I like to mix things up sometimes so I used the "Summer" from the Word n Shape Summer - Flip Flop.  You will see the Flip Flops in another project.  I painted the word blue to match the theme.

               

To make this little gal stand up I used the base from one of the Frameables, covered with paper and  then added some grass using a die from my stash.

 
Now that all parts are assembled she is ready to party!!
 
Have fun and safe holiday,
Sandy

Letters to Santa Envelope Album

Did your family ever make it a tradition to write to Santa for Christmas?  How about visiting him to take a photo?  Hi, it's Maureen - and yes, I realize it's only Summer.  But, there's never a better time to start working on those scrapbook albums then when you aren't busy with holiday activities.  And I have a project that will help you get started!

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The new designs for the Clear Scraps chipboard albums are super cute!  As soon as I saw the Chipboard Envelope Album, I immediately thought about writing a letter to Santa.  There was always a big mailbox in our mall that we could drop our letters off when I was growing up!

For the cover of this album, I've tried to recreate an envelope design that has an old-fashioned postage feel.  I was excited to pull out the 4" by 6" Plaid Stencil to use around the edge of the album.  To do this, I've sponged black ink on one stripe of the stencil all the way around the page.  The end result is a dotted line look that is vintage and fun.

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The cover and remaining pages are a mix of both Echo Park papers, stickers and card stock.  I tried to stick with a theme for each page, and worked in some older photos of our times around Christmas, and those special memories we have of Christmas Eve.

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My 2nd page of the album is a tribute to my oldest daughter and all those special Christmas Eve dresses she got to wear each year.  I really wanted to find a picture of her in a plaid dress for the papers I used in this album, but this memory is special - it reminds me of when she sang a solo in church.

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Next up is a page for my son, so I chose a more fun and whimsical design.  He was always my goofball and even when he was dressed up, he looked like he was ready to go roll around somewhere.  Bright colors fit this one well, including the tree on his shirt!

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And finally, my kids were ready to go on to church - but also later wait up for Santa!  At least they tried, ha ha.  This album comes together in a fun way with a few circle rings and some ribbon, and is a fun memory to set out on a coffee table each year of those magical moments.

I hope you'll give the envelope album (or any of the other styles) a try!  They are fun to assemble and make great gifts too.  Cheers!  See you next time!

Maureen


Stenciled Birthday Card

Howdy!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project I'd like to show you. 

Have you checked out Clear Scraps line of fabulous stencils? There are so MANY to choose from, seasonal, holiday, letters, words, designs and more! And the "square" styles come in 2 sizes: 6" or 12". So you can size up or down depending on your project.

I used 2 different 6" stencils to make this birthday card for my friend Tinka...

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As a paper crafter, it's nice to be able to create a special card for a special friend. Especially if that person is also a crafter and will appreciate the effort you took to make them a card!

I wanted to use the 6" Wishes Stencil to add the sentiment, but I wanted it to be unique. I thought about repeating and overlapping the words. I realized I could add to the look if I used oxide inks,

I started by taping around "HAPPY" on the stencil. Taping off portions of a stencil you don't want to use that are close to the portions you are using is a good way to make stenciling easier. You won't have to worry about accidentally getting paint or ink where you don't want it...

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After I had stenciled "Happy" in lime green, I removed and cleaned the stencil with a paper towel...

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I moved the stencil down and to the right, overlapping the lime "Happy" a bit, then inked in the word with orange ink. I removed and cleaned the stencil and repeated the process with pink ink.

Then I taped around "Birthday" and inked that in with blue ink, overlapping the pink "Happy".

I then lightly spritzed the cardstock with water. The type of paper you use is important. It needs to be strong enough to stand up to a bit of water without warping or pilling. You can also use smooth watercolor paper. Spritzing Oxide Inks with water makes the ink move like watercolor creating a softer look. Once I was happy with how it looked, I heat set the design...

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I wanted the sentiment to be "defined", so I outlined "Happy Birthday" with a black sharpie...

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I wanted to embellish the card a little more, so I added groups of flowers in the corners using the 6" Daisies stencil. I did not spritz the flowers, but I did outline them...

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While I had the stencil and inks out, I decided to also add some flowers to the envelope...

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I adhered the inked cardstock to a card I made from kraft cardstock. I added some black line doodles around the edges of the card and envelope and added black rhinestones to the flower centers.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps:  6" Wishes Stencil and 6" Daisies stencil

Other: Ranger: Oxide Inks, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Heavy Weight White Cardstock Kraft Cardstock, Masking or Blue Painters Tape, ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Black Fine Point Sharpie, Kraft Envelope and Black Rhinestones


Time for Tea Chipboard Album

Hey Crafty Friends:

I'm Dana and I'm back to inspire you today with a fun album project featuring Clear Scraps adorable teapot chipboard album Click here

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And Clear Scraps Plaque rectangle shaker Click here

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The papers I chose to decorate my album are from Graphic45 Alice's Tea Party collection. I adore Alice in Wonderland! It takes me back to my childhood. 

To start my project, I painted the top of my teapot using a pink acrylic paint. Then painted my teapot handle with Finnibair Sparks paint- magical pond. Do this on all pages of your album, both on the front and the back. I traced, cut out and adhered all my base papers to my chipboard album using Beacon glue. I trimmed any excess paper from my album pages, using my xaco knife, and using a Distress tool smoothed out any rough edges. Then I inked all the pages using Distress Ink. Set these aside for now.

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Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Taking the bottom shaker piece, I chose one of the 3x4 Journaling cards and adhered to the center of my shaker base. Taking the top shaker piece, I covered with a blue checkered paper and cut away the excess paper and cut out the inside of my shaker frame, using my xaco knife. The taking my Beacon glue, I adhered my first two shaker pieces to my bottom chipboard shaker base. Then adding any shaker filler you prefer, I'm using Clear Scraps Spring sequins Click here and flowers filler Click here then peel off both sides of protective film from your shaker acrylic piece before adhering onto your previous layer. Lastly adhere your top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly BEFORE shaking! 

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Now the fun part begins! We can start decorating our front cover! I added some foam tape to the back of my shaker piece, before adhering to the center of my cover. This adds some dimension. I adhered acouple diecut pieces to my shaker frame. Added a 3D die-cut flower/leaves on the right side of my cover. Using my bone folder, I gently curled my flower petals before adhering with a foam dot. I love the dimension this adds. Added a sticker sentiment along the bottom edge. Then adhered a tiny blue startburst gem at the top of my teapot lid! 

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Page 1: I adhered the rabbit Journaling card to the center of my page. Adhered a chipboard teacup piece and acouple gems over the holes on the chipboard piece. I took a duplicate image of the rabbit from my diecut assortment and added some foam dots before adhering on top.

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Page 2: I took some cream card stock and cut a photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 inches and adhered to the center of my page. Adhered a sticker sentiment at the top and with foam dots adhered a diecut pocket watch to the bottom right corner of my mat.

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Page 3: I took a 4x6 Journaling card and cut down to measure 4x 5 & 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right and adhered as a flip page. The back is perfect for adding Journaling and a photo!

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Page 4: glued down another cream mat 3 &1/2 x 4 inches. Adhered a diecut sentiment at the top and a teacup diecut piece at the bottom.

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Page 5: I trimmed out another Journaling card and adhered to the center of my page. Added acouple sentiment stickers at the bottom of my page. And another sticker at the top.

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Page 6: another photo mat (same size as previously) and a chipboard sentiment at the top and a pearl gem over the hole on my chipboard piece.

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Page 7: I chose 5 3x4 Journaling cards, scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a waterfall page. Perfect for adding photos to the back and underneath at the bottom.

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Last page 8: I fussy cut out the Tea Party image, inked around the edges and adhered at the top using foam dots. I added foam dots to the back of my Alice diecut frame and adhered to the left side of my page. Added a sticker sentiment at the bottom and acouple more diecut images to finish my page!

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To finish this album, I  attached acouple silver metal rings through the holes on all pages. I chose to tie a few matching charms onto one metal ring, tied some light pink and light blue tulle to each metal ring, then tied into a bow! 

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A few more closeups!

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I hope you've enjoyed this project today and will be inspired to create one of many different album styles Clear Scraps has to offer. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and check our all the newest products available Click here

Thanks again for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, trimmer, scoring board, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Rusty Hinge, Graphic45 Alice's Tea Party collection, acrylic paints- pink and blue, Pink and blue Tulle, Alice in Wonderland charms, 2 small metal rings, bone folder, Distress tool, xaco knife 

 

 


Scrapbook Layout with Ice Cream Mini Shaker

Hola!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a scrapbook layout to share with you.

Clear Scraps Mini Shakers are a fun addition to your scrapbook pages. They come in all sorts of themes and designs so you are sure to find one that coordinates with your layout.

Here I used the Ice Cream Mini Shaker on this summer themed layout...

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Here is a closeup pic of the shaker...

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I used a layer from the shaker to trace the designs of all 3 layers of the ice cream on different printed papers. I cut out the designs slightly outside the drawn lines, then adhered them on the backer of the shaker. I also erased the pencil lines.

I painted the ice cream portion of the top layer of the shaker with white paint. For the cone, I traced around the cone part of the shaker onto some light brown cardstock, then cut it out. I added diagonal lines to make it look like a waffle cone. I adhered the cardstock to the painted layer, then used then Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper from around the edges. 

To assemble, I adhered the 2 layers to the base. Then it was time to fill up the shaker! I used small plastic beads in different colors. Once filled, it was time to finish the assembly. I removed the protective film from one side of the acrylic piece and adhered that side down to the stack. Next, I removed the film from the other side and adhered the painted top layer. I like to remove the film one side at a time to help protect the other side from adhesive or fingerprints while I'm adhering it. 

To make your page really interactive, consider using velcro to attach the shaker to the OUTSIDE of the page protector. That way it can be removed and shaken. Also something fun to do when attaching it to a card or gift tag. You could even add a magnet to the back so the shaker could be removed and reused.

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Ice Cream Mini Shaker and Sanding Stick 

Other: Echo Park: Printed Papers, Cardstock, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, 3D Dots, White Paint, Brown Pen and Plastic Mini Beads


Island Vacation 3D Frame

When I take pictures near the beach, just about every photo is worth displaying because the colors are amazing!  How about you?  Hello there, it's Maureen with you today, and I'm sorting through my last beach vacation photos this month.  I've decided on a couple that I want to display on my end tables, and it's perfect that the Clear Scraps 3D Frameables are here to help me with that!

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For this picture, I've chosen the Base with Square Frame to start with and I'm also using the Word and Shape Vacation Palm Tree wood pieces.  This is going to be a casual and fun display that is a great reminder of special trips from the past.

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I think the base of the frame looks a lot like a surfboard, so to decorate it, I've chosen a white card stock and the 3" by 12" Hibiscus Border.  Surfboards have lots of hibiscus images!  To color the images, I've chosen some bright and fun Distress Inks and a sponge applicator, and started applying ink from the outer edges of the flowers.  Follow this pattern down for about 4 flowers.

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Next, I've filled in the middle of the flower with a different color and used a cotton Q-Tip to apply it in the small areas.  On another piece of paper, I've colored in 2 additional flowers.  These I will cut out later to decorate.

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I've traced the stenciled paper, along with a green embossed card stock, with the bases of the frames, cut them out and used a sharp blade to cut out the middle slots for the pictures.  These are both glued on with a tacky glue.  If you prefer it to be sealed, a decoupage sealant works great too!

Now, I set out to decorate the palm tree wood piece.  I'm first wrapping the trunk with a brown twine and gluing it with tacky glue.

For this display, I liked the look of the natural wood, so I left the word vacation unpainted, along with the base of the palm tree.  Instead, I lightly sponged some Distress inks to them both, giving it a weathered and natural look.

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For the palm leaves, I cut out palm shapes from a die cut I had in a couple colors, then glued them on over each other.  In the middle I applied a couple gems to look like coconuts.  Okay...sparkly coconuts.  Ha!

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The frame is covered with a blue card stock, traced and cut to fit.  I shaded the edges with the brown Distress ink next.  Then, with the extra hibiscus flowers, I "fussy cut" (trimmed them closely) them out and attached them to the frame.

The end result has such an old-style beach theme feel to it!  I really love the colors and realistic palm tree in this setting.

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What colors would you choose for a beach vacation frame?  I hope this project inspires you to try one yourself.  If you want to try, I've included a supply list below.  Enjoy the decorating process and happy crafting!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  Distress inks (orange, green, brown), sponge applicators, twine, gems, palm branch die cut, tacky glue, colored card stock


Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Birthday Wishes LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a fun

LO with you, and it's all about the birthdays!

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Bright colorful and fun, and Clear Scraps chipboard

embellishments that are just the right touch to show off

and enhance all those great birthday photos!

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Clear Scraps has so many Chipboard Word Titles to

pick from!  Make sure to check out all they have

to offer--holiday, special occasion, vacation, really a

lot of options!  For this LO the word "Birthday" and

the word "Wishes" were used.  They were painted with

acrylic paint in bright colors that went well with the

pretty swirled patterned paper used as the base of this LO.

You could use just one of the title words of course--I

just liked the idea of using the two words so I could use

the different colors to make the title pop on the page.

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The birthday cake used here is one of the Clear Scraps

Chipboard Shape Embellishments.  Acrylic paint was

used for this one also, but remember you can use

most mediums--ink, stamps, sprays, embossing, really

a lot of options!  This is another item in the store at

Clear Scraps that you can find a shape for just about

anything you can think of!  Find them all HERE.

Also if you look at the background behind the cake

(I love the way it peeks through the birthday cake

chipboard) the swirled background you see was

created using the brand new 5x9 Circle Dots Stencil.

It's so awesome that you get 2 stencils in one for

twice the fun!  I used acrylic paint and gently

sponged it on to white cardstock through the

circle portion, then brushed the edges with a

bit of blue acrylic paint.  It makes a festive

background behind the birthday cake chipboard.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  5x9 Circle Dot Stencil,

Birthday Cake Chipboard Shape,

Birthday Chipboard Word Title,

Wishes Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  acrylic paint--blue, green, yellow,

orange.  Yellow cardstock, foam tape, adhesive,

 PhotoplayPaper Cake Party Animal collection.


3-D Frameable Definition of a Home!

Hey everybody! Leslie here sharing a sweet home-themed project featuring our Base with Square Frame and Word n Shape Home-House. Our 3-D Frameables are really popular and so much fun to play with! There are a multitude of ways to interchange the frames with the words and shapes! And quite a few new ones have been added to the store!

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I started by covering the two base pieces, the frame, and the House shape with patterned paper, and adhered the base pieces together. This was a new pack of paper and I really love all the coordinating patterns.

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I printed the home definition on a piece of the patterned paper that I cut down to 8-1/2" x 11", trimmed it, and sandwiched it between the two frame pieces. I fussy cut a small flower from the scrap leftover from covering the small base piece, and adhered it to the top right corner of the frame.

I adhered two heart die cuts (leftover from another project) to the house and embellished it with white pearl bling strips. I colored the Home word with a dark green alcohol marker and embellished it with yellow enamel dots.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Base with Square Frame
Word n Shape Home-House

Other products used:
Patterned paper, alcohol marker, computer-generated definition of home, die cut hearts, craft glue, enamel dots, white pearl bling strips

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


Splish Splash

 

 

Hello Friends, It's Sandy Diller here to share a card I made for a friend who is planning a trip to the beach.  I will give her this card attached to a bottle of sunscreen.

The glasses become a fun shaker when the card is shaken a bit.  Every girl loves a little bling that is added to the glasses and flip flops.

Clear Scraps makes it so easy to create a festive card with their products.  I used the Mini Shaker Sunglasses and the Word n Shape Shape Summer - Flip Flop.

I have separated the Flip Flops from the set, look for the word Summer in my June 22 post.

If you are planning a trip to the beach - have fun,

Sandy


Baking Mixed Album

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share another one of the fun new mini albums that were recently released!  There are four different designs to choose from and come in chipboard or mixed (chipboard + acrylic).  For today's project, I used the Baking Mixed Album which you can turn vertical or horizontal. How fun would this album be to use for favorite recipes or to share a family baking event? 

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The first page is the rolling pin (which I think is so cute)!  I used red and black acrylic paint to color the page and then added embellishments as shown.  

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The next page is acrylic which I added a light coat of StazOn Opaque to the edges to help them stand out.  I mirrored my papers and embellishments to match the third page. 

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I left spaces for 4x6 photos or recipes on each page with white cardstock.  I matted each onto black cardstock as well as added a piece of patterned paper behind.  

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My next page is chipboard which I painted in the same  red color as the rolling pin.  I had my tabs facing the same way but you can definitely "flip" each one to alternate. There is no wrong way! 

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For this next acrylic page, I used my scoring tool to create a flap to add more journaling/embellishments. 

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Here are close up of my last two pages! I love mixing up my patterned papers and love how they contrast with the red acrylic paint! 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; metal embellishments: Ranger, Maya Road; ribbon: Pink Paislee, Snug Hug; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots: Simple Stories; pigment ink, wood numbers:  Ranger; stamps: American Crafts; score tool: My ScorPal; punches:  EK Success, Paper Shapers;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, cork heart stickers, thread. 


Ice Cream Truck Chipboard Album

When I was growing up, there was nothing more exciting than hearing the ice cream truck coming down the street!  Do you have memories of summers like that?  Hi, it's Maureen on the blog today, and I have an idea for you that will allow you to capture all those special summer memories!

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This adorable ice cream truck comes to life with the amazing new chipboard albums by Clear Scraps.  I saw the shape of the Banner Chipboard Album and couldn't wait to get started creating a pink and white canopy, just like on an ice cream truck.  With this, and the cute papers by Echo Park, your album will come together in no time!

For the front of the album, I'm using a white card stock, along with pink and black, and tracing the front of the album in pencil.  Cut these pieces out and glue them with your favorite adhesive.  For the tires, I've used a nesting circle die cut and cut a smaller white shape to be the inside of my tires.  And the tire rims?  Those are a pink heart die cut, cut into two!

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For the Summer Sunshine page, I'm making a pocket out of a coordinating printed paper, adding a title, and then a tag card where you can add journaling or another photo to pull out of the album.  Having the twine peek out at the top is super cute!  I've also chosen an ice cream cone die cut to add a photo - and pop dots give this dimension, along with some stickers.

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Colorful photos deserve colorful pages, and this Ice Pops page looks like another item you might choose from an ice cream truck.  Here I've chosen a couple patterned papers side by side, and a circle die cut with a sticker as an embellishment.  Don't you love how the truck wheels peek out underneath?

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This page is another layout using more patterned papers and some fun stickers, but this time I chose the popsicle wood piece from the Wood Summer Collection.  This is covered with a pink and patterned paper and then tied up so cute with a couple colorful twine pieces.  I've also dusted the edges with some ink, where it looks like a bite was taken.  What an adorable addition for an ice cream truck theme!  Here is a close up of the popsicle wood shape.

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The entire album is brought together with some 2" Chrome Book Rings - you can find some of these on the Clear Scraps site for your albums too!

The possibilities are endless with the styles of these new books.  I hope you get a chance to make an album to document those important Summer memories.  Thanks for your time today - see you next time!

Maureen

 


Refrigerator Shiplap Kitchen Magnets

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I have a fun and easy Home Decor project to share with you today! I love to decorate every room in my house! So why not make something to display on your refrigerator or magnet board? Today we will be using 3 different small Shiplap shapes! Cow head Click here Mason jar Click here and cutting board Click here 

To begin, we'll start with our small cow head. I took some light tan acrylic paint and applied to the ears and both sides of my cow's face. Then I applied some white acrylic paint down the middle of the cows face. Let dry.

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From my craft stash I found some goggle eyes and adhere to both sides of my cow's face, using a strong quick bonding glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Set aside to dry.

Next I chose a paper flower and acouple ephemera pieces to decorate my cow's face. I applied foam dots on the back of my floral ephemera piece and adhered on the top of my cow's head. Then I adhered my paper flower on top! I adhered an ephemera sentiment towards the bottom of my cow's mouth. Then using hot glue, I adhered a piece of magnet onto the back of my wood shape. 

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Next we will decorate our Shiplap Mason jar. To begin I applied some yellow acrylic paint to the top portion of my Mason jar lid. Let dry.

Now I chose 2 coordinating papers from Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen collection. I cut 2 papers measuring 3 & 3/4 x 1 & 1/2 inches from the red plaid patterned paper.  Inked my edges with Distress Ink and adhered to the top and bottom spaces on my Mason jar shape. The other floral paper measures 3 & 3/4 inches x 1 & 1/4 inches. Ink around the edges and adhere to the middle section of your Mason jar. 

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I chose another ephemera sentiment, added some foam dots to the back and adhered in the center of my jar. I took some colored twine and wrapped around the top portion of my Mason jar a few times, and tied into a knot. I took a paper tole flower from my crafty stash, and using a bone folder I curled my petals of each flower piece to add some interest and depth. Then added some pop dots to the back of each flower piece before adhering them on top of each other.  I glued a tiny yellow button in the center of my flower and added a magnet onto the back to finish my Mason jar!

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For our last kitchen magnet, we will add cream acrylic paint to the front and sides of our Shiplap cutting board shape. Let dry.

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I chose another ephemera sentiment, inked the edges of both my ephemera piece and around the wood cutting board.  Then applied foam dots to the back of my sentiment and adhered to the center of my cutting board shape. Then I tied a ribbon through the hole at the top of my cutting board and tied into a bow. I adhered a cute 3D salt/pepper sticker towards the bottom right corner of my wood shape.  To finish I glued a magnet onto the back of my wood shape. 

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Acouple more closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and you'll feel inspired to make these kitchen magnets to decorate your own kitchen! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We love to see your crafty makes so please share on our Facebook Creative page. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and check out all the newest products available Click here 

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies Used:

Paper trimmer, scoring board, bone folder Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Gathered twigs, foam dots, ink dabber, acrylic paints - cream, yellow, white and brown, magnets, Beacon glue, Google eyes, ribbon, colored twine


Texas Mini Album featuring New Mixable Album

Howdy!

Tami with you here on the Clear Scraps blog today with a special project I'd like to show you.

Have you seen Clear Scraps newest release? Some brand spanking NeW Mini Albums! The designs are available in both chipboard and a mix of chipboard and acrylic pages. Some have a chipboard embellishment that tops the albums. You can view them on the What's New page of Clear Scraps website.

I used the Mixed Layer Tab Album to create a project for classes at GASC Arlington and CKC San Marcos...

--- Texas Mini Album...

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The mix of acrylic and chipboard pages makes for some fun layering opportunities! And I LOVE those chunky tabs at the bottom of the pages. I used the album horizontally, but you can turn it vertical as well.

One of Clear Scraps shakers - Mini Boot Shaker - was used to embellish the cover. 

Here's a peek at some of the elements inside...

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The class was actually inspired by another project I created for the Clear Scraps Blog, this Texas Boot Shaker Tag.

You'll learn some great techniques for using Acrylic Pages and Mini Shakers in the class. The album features cut up blue jeans and bandanas in addition to Texas themed papers and stickers. 

I hope to see some of you Texas Clear Scrap fans at GASC Arlington in June or CKC San Marcos in August!

I will be teaching this Texas Mini Album for Just Crop who will have a booth at both shows and carries lots of Clear Scraps products!


Bee Happy Accordion Album

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun bee-themed shaker accordion album featuring our Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album and Mini Shaker Bee which happens to be one of the newer mini shakers in the store. Gotta love all these shaker compartments everywhere you look, lol! ;)

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I had some digital papers in my stash with bees and sunflowers (my favorite flower) so I printed several of them to cover the album pages. I added space for photos and/or journaling on each page, with a flip-up, a couple tags and a side-flip, all embellished with cut-outs, die cuts, glitter washi tape and/or gemstones. I connected the pages with jute rope.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album
Mini Shaker Bee

Other products used:
Digital papers printed on copy paper, cardstock, kraft jpaper, dies, paper trimmer, craft glue, brayer, die cutting machine, sequins, jute rope, washi tape, gemstones

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