Merry Christmas

Hey guys, it’s Tmika.. with a process tutorial. If you know me, then you know I do not prefer the color purple. I don’t know why, I just don’t. However, when I saw this new paper collection at Scrapbook.com I had to pick it up. It definitely intrigued my shabby chic side and it peaked my interest on loving purple just a teeny bit more. I know my purple people will love reading that, lol!

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I making a sign for my craft room, because I love all things shabby and this will fit right in with my other shabby projects. Not much purple there… For obvious reasons… But it’s a start. I started out using the Slimline Acrylic Wave mini album as my base. I absolutely love clear anything! Clear bags,  clear totes clear… packaging all of it… So when I saw this I knew exactly what I wanted to do with all of the pieces. I will slowly create some wall art using each of the pieces. The wall art will be pretty substantial as there are five pieces to the set! 
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I gathered more items from my stash that I knew I was going to use. I grab some puffy stickers, some colored tree branches, flat back pearls, A little lace, and chip board.

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After I removed the plastic coating from the front, I started With my brick stencil. I love this 2-piece set called 5 x 9 grunge brick stencil.

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I used some white ink and dabbed over the top of the stencil to create my mixed media base. Let that dry for a little bit before moving onto the next part.
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After the ink dried on the acrylic piece, I started with my rub ons  from the paper collection. 

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Next up I grabbed a little bit of lace to add to my shabby chic layout. Just a little will do you!

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I had some leftover paper flowers that I print and cut out from a previous project. So I decided that they should go on this layout as well since the colors matched perfectly! 
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I had this gold snowflake in my stash from a few years ago. And I figured it would match perfectly. I cut it in half and laid it on the lay out with a pop dot and some hot glue. I wanted it to peek out from behind the focus point just a little bit.

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I pulled some of the papers from the 6x6 paper pad that I wanted to use and cut them into a few strips. I adhere the strips with white glue on top of some chipboard to create a sturdy foundation. I also did a little fussy cutting from some of the flowers in the paper, however I did not use them in the layout. I’ll save those for another time.

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I staggered my chip board paper strips on top of each other and secured them with hot glue and a foam dot. I added the other side of my snowflake to even out the layout.

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I grab some flowers from my stash and started to prep them. I curled out the ends with a thin paintbrush to create little green curly cues. I also fluffed out the flowers because they had probably been sitting in my flower drawer for a couple months.

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I laid coordinating flower colors down on my layout in a nice even spread.

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I added the words merry Christmas to my Layout using the gold puffy stickers. I thought it looked perfect on the right of the layout.  

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And as a final touch, I added some Gold sparkly trim to use as my hanging element. The acrylic album has three holes punched on the side. I covered one hole in the middle with the rub ons. I left the other two open so that I am able to pull the gold trim through. I tried that in the night to secure it and there we go! 
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I absolutely love how my layout turned out. It definitely touches my shabby chic side. And I may have to give purple a little bit more of a chance, lol! I hope you have enjoyed what I created! Until next time…

 

Virtual Hugs, 

Tmika


Let It Snow Acrylic Tag

Hi crafty friends! 

The Christmas season has arrived. I love making tags during the season, so join me as I make a mixed media tag today. 

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First, we will need one of the tags from the Acrylic Tag Album set. Once you have you chosen one, remove the protective backing from one side. This will be the side will be working on. Now grab your rub-ons and add those all over. Be sure to leave empty spaces throughout. 

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Now grab your ephemera pieces. I chose to use a mix of acetate images and flowers to embellish this tag. Layer those up to form a colorful base. 

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Do not hesitate to play with  height and/or hide parts of your elements. Once you have a base you are happy with, grab one of the Star Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments.

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I chose to use a distress oxide sprays to add a base layer of color. I then went in with red embossing powder and added splotches of color to add texture and interest. 

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Once that is completed, adhere your chipboard bulb to the tag. From there, layer on more elements. I chose to add heat to some of my acetate elements to add movement. This further added interest to the tag as each element was layered on.


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Now your tag is pretty much complete. To add sparkle, I used glitter paste. I also used art stones and thread to further embellish.


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I then went back in with a bling piece and a ribbon tie for the top of the tag. There you have it. 

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I think this tag is so beautiful. Layering elements is something that I have to continuously practice. There is no one way to go about it. Just find elements and a rhythm that works for you. 

 

Feel free to leave any questions or comments below. As always, happy crafting!

-- Natasha 


Christmas Tag Cards

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! The Christmas season will begin soon. I always want to start making my Christmas cards early, but that doesn't always happen. How about you? Today I have some easy Christmas cards you can make in no time. They feature Clear Scraps new chipboard tags!  I chose the Holly Chipboard embellishment Click here  and the Tag Present Chipboard embellishment Click here they the cutest?  

To begin our project I cut apart both tags and chipboard embellishments from the chipboard frame. (Save your outside frame for a future project) 

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I covered the small holly embellishment with Stickles Holly Glitter and the berries I used Stickles Candy Cane glitter. The present embellishment I covered with Stickles Gold glitter on the bow. And Copper glitter on the present. Set theses aside to dry. 

Take your tag pieces, and trace onto patterned paper, cut and mark and punch your holes using a paper punch. Then using Beacon glue, I adhered my papers to both tag surfaces. Trim away the excess paper from each tag using a x-acto knife. You can smooth away any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. The papers I chose are from Crate Paper "Hello Santa" collection. 

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The cards I'm using measure 6x6. But you can adjust this to any size cards you have in your crafty stash! My base papers measure 5 3/4 x 5 & 3/4 inches, leaving less than 1/4" white border all around. Glue your base papers onto your card surfaces.  I like to chose what sentiment and embellishments I want to use for decorating my card and plan my placement before gluing down. 

Santa card: Take your holly embellishment and lining up the edges on your tag. Then glue in place. I added some red enamel dots inside the holes on the berries. I fussy cut out this cute Santa and adhered on my tag using foam dots on the back. I added my sentiment along the top ND a white enamel dot over the hole on my sentiment title. Then using foam dots, I adhered December 25th ephemera piece!

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Present Tag card: I glued my present embellishment onto my tag just as we previously did on our Holly tag. Then glued my tag in the center of my card. I adhered a holly sticker over the hole on my chipboard tag. A Dazzle sticker Merry Christmas sentiment and Christmas tree sticker. I chose a sentiment and glued at the top of my card. I added some sticker Christmas trees on each side of my chipboard tag. To finish up my card, I adhered some sticker stars in scattered areas on my card.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial project and you'll start to make your own Christmas cards to send to a special friend or family! 

Here's some closeups for you!

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Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog!  Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all what's new including these Chipboard Tag Embellishments! Click here

Until next month, Happy Cardmaking!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, xaco knife, Distress tool, paper trimmer, scissors, Stickles glitter in Stardust, Copper, Holly. Gold and Candy Cane, enamel dots, foam dots, Crate Paper Hello Santa collection, 6x6 card bases


Gift Wrapping Time

Hello,  it's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little idea.

It's time to shop and wrap up those gifts to place under the tree.  I like to make double duty items for the holidays.  This trio of gift tags can be attached to your packages and then placed on the tree as an ornament.  I like to add a personal note and the year on the back of mine.

I created this fun trio by starting with the Wood Holiday Collection.  I painted them and then added some fun embellishments from my stash of gems and rhinestones. 

Let the gift wrapping begin,

Sandy


Welcome Christmas Shiplap Sign

Who is ready to welcome Christmas?  I'm getting ready to pull out the Christmas decorations, as many households are.  Our traditional day to decorate is the day after Thanksgiving.  I'm hoping to replace an older wreath above my fireplace this year, and thought I'd do something different.

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Hi it's Maureen today - and I wanted to share a project I did for my mantel that is part sign/part wreath.  I'm calling it my Welcome Christmas decor!

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I've started with the Large Shiplap Circle and painted it red.  It took about 3 coats, including edges and sanding it down for a smooth finish.

I'm using the XL Welcome Sentiment Wood Shape, painted in white - both front and sides so you can look at it from any angle.

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For some fun, I'm using a battery operated light set and attaching it to the back of the Welcome sentiment.  I started by taping it into place so it's in the correct spots, then I went back over it with glue.  The battery pack is held in there with a strip of ribbon glued to the back like a pocket.

Here's what that looks like all lit up!

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For the additional sign highlights, I've chosen the Bell Bulbs Chipboard Embellishment.  These are painted in white along with the sentiment, and then highlighted with glitter glue.

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I hadn't quite decided if I was going to hang this sign yet, or put it in an easel, but just in case I did have my husband drill a hole in the top for a hanger.  He's generally better at the tools than I am, ha ha ha!

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I also added a simple bow by tying together 6 strips of ribbon together and adding a floral embellishment to the middle for some bling.  This is glued to the top of the circle with either hot glue or tacky glue.

This is going to be so fun at night hanging over my fireplace.  This project is quick and easy so you can get to the holiday festivities faster.  I hope you give it a try as you welcome Christmas in your home!

Maureen

 


Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Family Traditions LO

Hello everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing

a little scrapbooking inspiration.  I've got a LO that

would be perfect for those Thanksgiving pictures

you are bound to have after spending the day with

family and friends.

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It's full of warm fall colors, and family togetherness.

The base is olive green cardstock, and I started

building the layers with one of the Clear Scraps

stencils that has quickly become a favorite!  It's

the 5x9 Leaf Stencil that I dabbed on using a soft

orange/yellow paint.  The stencil gives you 2 great

options to use on all sorts of projects in any season.

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After layering in some plaid patterned papers, it

was time to embellish.  I used a few stickers and

twine, and also grabbed some of the Clear Scraps

chipboard.  The Family Chipboard Word Title

is a perfect addition to sum up the LO idea.

It's painted with acrylic paint (same as the

leaves with the stencil) and then brushed

with some distress ink to make it pop a bit.

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The  Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment

was decorated by painting his beard with

gray acrylic paint, his little shoes black

(I used a brush for the detail work) and

then I cut a piece of paper in the shape of

of the nose and added paint and ink 'til

I got a look I liked.  While that dried, I

had already traced him onto some pretty

fall patterned scrapbook paper, so it was

time to fussy cut him out, then glue to the

front (hat) or back (beard) of the gnome.

I added a band and some stickers to the hat.

When I glued him to the page, I saved the

nose for last and added foam tape under to

give it some dimension.  Then a few more

stickers across the front and he was done!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  5x9 Leaf Stencil, Family Chipboard Word Title,

Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Collection paper and stickers,

acrylic paint--orange, yellow, gray, black, white, pink,

Walnut Stain Distress Ink, twine, glue, foam tape.


Be A Rainbow In Someone Else’s Cloud

Hey everybody it’s Tmika here with a quick post. Have you ever heard the saying, “ Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud“? This is a quote by Maya Angelo. It rings true in so many ways for me. I have a great friend circle which I am so very proud of. Whenever I am in need of a rainbow in my cloud, there’s always someone that I could find to be just that. Whether it’s a listening ear for a venting session or a chitchat, or a shoulder to cry on whether physically or virtually… I am grateful that I have people around me that I could count on.  In this instance, I’ve captured a photo between friends. The three of us have been friends for a very long time. From left to right, myself, Audrey and Sheryl. We met on YouTube and clicked instantly, as a larger group. Now our group has gotten smaller over the years… But that just means more love to go around. And these three amigos are sticking together!

Without going into too much detail, because this is not my story to share… I was able to be part of a rainbow that was in someone else’s cloud. I was so grateful that I was able to be there to give a physical hug, share tears and a few laughs along the way. So today I wanted to share with you guys the short story – a little bit of my life – and this beautiful layout that speaks volumes in and of itself. Let’s get into the details..

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This is a 12 x 12 page layout using Basil card stock. I’ve picked up glitter paper from DCWV  and cut them into rainbow strips using my Cameo. I shortened the strip on the right side in order to present my focal piece. My cloud! This is the Cloud Mini Shaker Shape that I added a beautiful sequin mix to. I painted the outside white with acrylic paint and then went over that with glitter.  Because when you are a rainbow you have to shine, right? 

I didn’t want to overcrowd the layout, inadvertently I think I did though… Just because I’m me 🤷🏽‍♀️ I added some of the sequin to my rainbows. Oh, did I mention that I stitched the rainbows on to the layout? No? I stitched the rainbows together on the layout with my sewing machine. In case I hadn’t mentioned it…

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 I also typed out the sentiment with some gold mirror paper and laid that out on the side. I used some ephemera from my Maggie Holmes ephemera box. It’s a mix of different collections so I couldn’t pinpoint what belongs to which.  

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I drew an outline with a fine tip pen around the border of the layout. I did distress the edges to add some distinction between the two base pages. 

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Finally I added some little page flags in the upper right hand corner to fill some of the negative space. 

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I felt that I should make the photo black &white because that reads as raw.. which is the emotion 

Im trying to evoke in this layout and post. I hope I have captured that.

I hope you like what I created and I also hope that you have a friend circle that you can count on and or lean on. In addition to that, I hope you are a part of a friend circle or someone can count on and or lean on you. Until next time…

 

virtual hugs,

Tmika


Fall Large Milk Can Shiplap Shape

Hello crafters!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a project I created using some of Clear Scraps fun Shiplap Shapes!  If you have not had a chance to create with these, you must try them!  There are large and small sizes with a variety of shapes!  I used the Large Milk Can Shiplap Shape as the base of today's project! 

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I began by giving the front of my Shiplap shape a light coat of white acrylic paint. I didn't worry about full coverage. 

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Next, I took a tea light candle and rubbed wax over the surface of the wood.  (be sure your paint is dry before doing so) Taking orange chalk paint, I applied in sections and scraped off with a scraper (I forgot to take a photo of this step) 

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I purchased a 7 inch Embroidery Hoop at a local craft store.  Using brown acrylic paint with water and applied to the front and sides of the hoop. I wanted to give it a stained look.

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Next using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied patterned paper to the middle third of my shape.  I trimmed the excess with my x-acto knife and a healing mat. 

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I set aside my Milk Can and painted the Small Cow Head Shiplap Shape with white acrylic paint. I  then sanded the edges with sanding paper to give it a distressed look. 

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I cut a sentiment on my Silhouette using black vinyl and applied it to the front of my Cow Head

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Using a hot glue gun, I affixed my floral pieces and ribbon to the embroidery hoop.  

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Next, I affixed my Cow Head to the left side of the embroidery hoop again with my hot glue gun. 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard heart sticker: Simple Stories;  adhesive: Beacon, hot glue gun; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ribbon:  May Arts, Recollection;  vinyl, transfer tape: Cricut; Die Cut Machine: Silhouette; misc: floral pieces, jute, embroidery hoop, tea light candle


Fall Vintage Truck Tiered Tray Decor

There used to be a home not too far from my house that had an old, beat up truck out front.  You would often see people stopping by to take pictures with it, as it was parked out on some farmland and looked so authentic! 

Hi it's Maureen and I'm here to share a project with you that reminds me of that vintage farmhouse truck.  It's a classic look to any home decor!

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This set is part of the Tiered Tray series from Clear Scraps.  Many of the tiered tray items are great sets to decorate with.  If you're not familiar with tiered trays, it's a trendy way to decorate a 2 or 3 layer plate tray with seasonal or themed items.  You include pieces of decor like signs, candles, figurines, etc. and display it in kitchens, on counters...practically anywhere!  They also sell a DIY Tiered Tray to get you started!

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I've chosen a basic black and white gingham background and these items with the see through background are covered with patterned paper.  To get a long lasting set, you can attach this with decoupage glue and seal the top if you desire.  I've trimmed them to the shapes required prior to adhering them.

The trims of the set, both front and sides, are done in a black acrylic paint.  This may require 2 coats, depending on the the thickness of your paint.

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Some spots have sunflower "peekaboo" areas.  For areas with small spaces, I've used a golden yellow acrylic paint and traced where the area will "peek" out to make sure there is coverage.

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For the main sunflower pieces, however, I decided to add a bit more detail.  This larger sunflower and the garland are highlighted with an orange streak of paint down the middle of the flower and then a light brushstroke of white.  I love the dimensional look of this!!

My truck is turquoise paint, much like that truck near my neighbor's house.  It gives a splash of brightness to the set - I've dry-brushed some of the edges in white to make it look a bit older.

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Arranging items on a tiered tray takes some practice.  I recommend adding a tall, then short item together.  Try to mix items up together in groupings, such as 1 candle to 2 wood pieces - then move on to another spot and do 1 wood piece and 1 figurine.  The fun comes in designing it yourself!   Keep working at it until the plate space is relatively filled in.

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This set comes with a garland which is fun to add to the table, the tray or even nearby in your decor!

I hope this project inspires you to take a look at the Tiered Tray Wood Shapes available at Clear Scraps.  There are so many different options for all seasons!  I also think these items would make great plate decorations for Thanksgiving too.  Thanks for joining me today!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  paints in black, white, gold yellow, orange; decoupage glue, twine, patterned paper

 


Christmas Card Display

It's almost here!  Christmas Card Season that is. 

We love to receive and display the lovely cards we get from friends and family.  It's Sandy Diller with you today and I have a fun way to do it with this festive display board.  

I began this project using the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape.
I painted the Pallet Shape a festive green and then added some gems and some metallic paper strips.  Actually, the paper strips are car detailing that
I found at the auto supply shop.  It is self adhesive as well.
 

 Next came some tiny clothespins from my stash.  I simply glued the clothespins on leaving room for all the cards to be seen.
 
 
To finish off the ornament I painted the top silver and then added some silver crimped paper.
After a hole was drilled in the top I added some ribbon to hang it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sandy

 


Clear Scraps--Wood & Chipboard Shapes--Pumpkin Patch Home Decor

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

little fall/thanksgiving decor with you!

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This starts with a great basic--the Clear Scraps Wood Shapes.

The best part is, the 2 types I've used here come in THREE

packs!  You can make 3 different projects using these

together to create, or you could use them individually

as well!   These would make such awesome gifts--how

about a hostess gift if you are heading to Thanksgiving

at a friend's or family member's house?!!

I've used the Wood Deco 3 Pack,

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and the Wood Rectangle 3 Pack for this project.

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The are both traced/cut out out from pretty

patterned paper and then glued down to cover the

wood pieces.  You can paint them or stain them,

or--whatever you'd like to do.  Part of the creative fun!

Next thing, I brushed the edges with some distress ink.

I kept it super simple for this project.  Just a couple of

journal cards, stickers, and enamel dots  from a collection

kit, and then the embellishments from Clear Scraps,

the Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishments, and the

Stack Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishments.  I cut out

pieces of patterned paper to glue onto the back of the

pumpkins to give them a pop of color.  The front

of these pieces was painted with orange and green

acrylic paint.  It give a nice frame to the multi-

color papers behind them. 

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They make a great focal point for this project and so super

simple to create!  Love making home decor whether it's

for decorating my own home, or for gifting to friends and family!

 

If you check out the Clear Scraps store you'll find these

and oh so many other options to make some great gifts

for the upcoming holiday season!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Deco 3 Pack, Wood Rectangle 3 Pack,

Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishments,

Stack Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Collection,

Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Orange and Green

Acrylic Paint, enamel dots, glue.


Give Thanks Memorydex Card

Hi crafty friends!

 

Today I am sharing a a beautiful pink autumn memorydex card. If you are not aware of what a memorydex card is, it is basically an updated version of a roladex used for memory keeping. It also serves as a way to share your art with someone else. You can add a message, photo, or journaling to the back. 

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My memorydex card features gold stitching and tons of layering. I used the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment and the 4x6 Plaid Stencil  for this projects. Once I layered my base papers for the memorydex, I used the Plaid Stencil to add some texture using modeling paste. While that dried, I covered one of the Fancy Butterflies with nuvo drops. 

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Once everything was dried, I added a little color to the areas that were stenciled and then began layering all of elements. I treated this memorydex card just as I would have a regulars A2 or Slimline greeting card that I create. Finally I went back in and added some shimmer and small details.

 

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Now my memorydex card  is complete. I think I will send this to crafty friend to show have grateful and thankful I am for them in this season.

If you choose to recreate this project, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,

Natasha

 


Gather Tall Pumpkin Pallet

Hola!

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

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving will be here in a little more than a WEEK! Are you ready? Got your menu and shopping list done? Working on getting your home ready for company? "Company clean" always instills a certain panic in me ;)

How about fall decor? Is your home all decked out in autumn finery? If you could use just a little more fall crafting take a look at this...

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I used the Tall Pumpkin Wood Pallet Shape and Gather XL Script Wood Word to make it.

I like the color aqua and I've noticed that lots of fall decor is incorporating the color. The accent walls in my living room are painted in several shades of aqua. I used some paint that closely matches the colors in the room as the base for the pumpkin so it would coordinate. Not all pumpkins have to be orange do they?

Once the pumpkin had been painted, I added accents of orange and brown and blended them in with a bit more aqua to create a distressed look.

The Gather Wood Word was painted with a brownish orange paint and distressed with brown paint applied with a dry brush.

I adhered the word to the lower portion of the pumpkin...

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then tied a burlap ribbon bow and some fall foliage around the stem of the pumpkin...

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I haven't decided if I'll put this on display on my buffet table or hang it on my door on Thanksgiving. I actually have a wreath hanger on the inside and outside of my front door, so I'm thinking this would be perfect to decorate the inside side of my door.

Thanks for joining us here on the Clear Scraps Blog, please come back soon.

Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Tall Pumpkin Wood Pallet Shape and Gather XL Script Wood Word

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Aqua, Orange and Brown Paint, Burlap Ribbon and Fall Floral Spray

 


Turkey Jar Mini Shaker

Hello everyone!  Does it seem like Thanksgiving comes faster every year?  I know it sounds cliche' but it seems to be true!  It's Maureen with you today and I decided since Thanksgiving is coming fast, I should figure out a quick project that you could do in one sitting.  It's a turkey magnet!

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Now you may remember...I made one last year too!  I'm pretty particular to turkey art, ha ha ha.  I have a collection of these on my fridge.  This one is using the Mason Jar Mini Shaker and it's an adorable idea, whether you create it with your kids or simply to give away to a dinner host for the holidays.

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I've started with a base of kraft paper cut in the shape of the jar.  Then, taking some brown Distress ink, I'm stenciling on a pattern with the Houndstooth 6" Masking Stencil.  This gives it adorable texture without going overboard on a paper pattern and it's one of my favorite stencils.

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Glue the base on to the bottom piece of the shaker, and then apply 2 of the border pieces.  Then, I've filled the shaker using the Fall Sequins mix.  This is one of my go-to color combos...I use it all the time!

Using a dryer sheet, I like to rub the inside of my acrylic piece to eliminate static before I glue it over the sequins.  Note - make sure you take off the protective liner on both sides too.

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Now, for the top border, I am using a brown permanent marker.  This is a fast way to get to color without the mess of paint, and the chipboard takes the color well.  Glue this on to the very top.

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It's time to "dress your turkey."  Ha ha ha!  I'm using a die cut for a Thanksgiving hat from my stash and adding it to the top of my shaker.  You could cut this in either paper, like me, or in felt!  The front face pieces are also die cuts.  I've used a heart for the beak and, you guessed it, a candy cane for the wattle!  Really!!

My eyes are another die cut which is simply a zig zag pattern cut up to look like eyelashes.  And don't forget a cute little bow!

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Now, if you wanted to use this as a magnet, here is a picture of how I would assemble the back.  Glue the feathers down first, trimming off any bulky tips.  Then, take a sheet of magnet paper from any craft store and glue it over the feathers.  Given the weight, make sure you have enough magnet to hold it up!

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And you are finished...whether you have kids who would like to make these, or even if you're a kid at heart - this project is for everyone!  I hope you will give this a try.  Come see us on the Clear Scraps Pinterest board for more ideas like this for the holidays!  

Maureen

Additional supplies:  kraft paper, Vintage Brown Distress Ink, brown Sharpie, tacky glue, assorted feathers, plaid card stock (beak and buckle), red card stock (wattle), black card stock (eyes) brown card stock (hat) die cuts in a heart, candy cane, zig zag and hat shape, red bow sticker

 

 

 


Ahh Autumn Home Decor Project

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! Autumn is a season full of color! I love creating my own home decor pieces to display in my home. Clear Scraps has a awesome variety of products to help you create that one of a kind piece you can cherish for years to come.

For Today's project I'm using a variety of different Clear Scraps products, including one of the new Shiplap Small shape Circle Click here

Clear Scraps Wood Deco Shape Click here 

Clear Scraps mini shaker-Circle Click here and Fall sequins Click here 

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The papers I chose to use are Graphic45 Fashion Forward collection, 12x12 October and November papers. I traced around my Wood Deco Shape onto the "B" side of the October paper. Cut it out and using Beacon glue I adhered this paper onto my wood shape. Then using my x-acto knife I trimmed away any excess paper. Then with a Distress or sanding tool, I smoothed any rough edges. 

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Take your Clear Scraps Shiplap Circle-small I whitewashed some Chalk Paint "Milk Jug " using a paintbrush. Then I applied some Orange Spice paint over top in the same whitewash technique as before. Set aside to dry throughly. 

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Now remove your shaker pieces from your package. Take your bottom shaker piece and trace onto patterned paper. I chose "You are a Classic " journal card.  Cut and glue your paper onto your bottom piece. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Then smooth any rough edges as we did with our Deco piece.

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Taking your top shaker piece, I applied some "Fire Opal" glitter over the surface. Shake off any excess glitter and set aside to dry. Once it fully dries, I glued my next two chipboard layers over top of my bottom shaker piece. Now add any shaker filler of your choice, I chose these pretty Fall sequins from Clear Scraps. Click here

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Then take your acrylic piece, peel the protective film off both sides before gluing down. Add your top shaker glitter piece on top. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking! 

I added some foam dots to the back of my Shiplap shape and shaker, before adhering in the center of my  wood Deco piece. This adds some dimension to my project. 

Now the fun part of decorating your piece! I cut out some sentiments, diecut some foliage pieces, and Prima flowers! I arrange my pieces and make sure of their placement before gluing onto my design piece. 

To finish off my design, I applied some Graphic45 Matte Pearl gems on all 4 sides of my wood Deco Shape. I also glued some Orange/silver tinsel around the edges of my Deco Shape. Then add a metal hanger or some ribbon to the back for hanging. 

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Here are some closeups!

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Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! I hope you will share your fall projects you create. If you chose to create this project, I'd love to see how it turned out. So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Be sure to check out all the new products Clear Scraps has to offer. Click here

Until next time,  Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue,  scissors, Martha Stewart Fire Opal glitter, Prima flowers, Sheena Douglas Foliage dies, orange tinsel, foam dots, Distress tool or sanding tool, xaco knife, G45 Fashion Forward collection, G45 Matte Pearl gems 

 


YOU & ME

Hey everybody it’s Tmika here with a quick block post to share. When I saw the YOU & ME wood desk frame, I absolutely had to have it! I knew the perfect picture that would go inside. I chose a picture of me and my husband at a baseball game when we were dating… I think it looks absolutely perfect in this frame! What do you think?

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I absolutely loved how it turned out! This was super easy to put together and decorate. After all, the words speak for itself. I started out with painting the base with gesso. The next step is to paint two coats of this beautiful mustard colored acrylic paint. Once that dried I added white ink around the edges for a bit of a distressed look. After everything had dried I glued all the pieces together with hot glue. I added a little gold trim around the edges for a touch of sparkle…

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I added my picture to the back of the outer heart layer. I glued it together with hot glue and added gold trim to the edges. Then I secured the outer heart layer to the base. And Voila, I’m done!  Now for some final touches…

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I created a rosette with some scrap paper and laid that on my photo vase. I added puffy stickers from this Maggie Holmes collection to add to my collage. A cute little matching mustard colored flower and gold leaves finish off this focal point. The frame says you and me and the tiny little  ‘HAPPY’ Gold sentiment,  completes the sentiment.

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This was such a fun project to put together. I hope it inspired you as much as they created joy for me! Until next time…


Mod Christmas Trees

          Hello, it's Sandy Diller here today.  

Sometimes it's just fun to do something unexpected.  I love how these trees turned out and will use them on my dining table throughout the Christmas season.  I used the 3D Chipboard X-mas Trees to create this fun display.

  

I began this project by first painting my trees in three fun colors.  They come apart and lay flat for painting and decoration.  If you are a crafter you probably have lots of fun embellishments around your house.  I simply added some fun pearls, rhinestones and gems to the trees.  For the stars I used double sided adhesive tape and glitter.  On the bottom trunk I added some crimped cardstock.

This project is fast and easy so you still have plenty of time to create one for yourself.

Happy Crafting,

Sandy


Ribbon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! It is Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using the Ribbon Mini Shaker Shape!  November is lung cancer awareness month so I thought I would use the shaker for a page all about my sweet angel mother.  My mom passed away from lung cancer a little over 13 years ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her dearly.  I think creating pages such as these are therapeutic and healing.  

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After adhering my background paper down, I used the 5x9 Circle Dots Patterns Stencil with three coordinating Distress Oxide Inks.  I blended my inks around where I  would place my photo. 

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I set my page aside to work on my Mini Shaker Shape.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker.  I trimmed away excess paper with scissors as well as used my sanding stick to smooth the edges. 

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For the top and two insides frames, I painted them with white acrylic paint as shown.  I  chose white because it is the ribbon color for lung cancer awareness. 

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I added small beaded sequins to the inside of my shaker after adhering my two center frames. I then adhered the acrylic overlay and clipped my pieces together while the adhesive dried. 

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I then adhered the top frame and added a sentiment die cut shape to the center.   You can also see a small wood heart I added as well. 

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Along the border of my two patterns,  I layered stickers, die cuts, and hand punched circles using foam dots on some of the elements. 

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Here is a close up of the Distress Oxide Ink with the stencil along with some of the embellishments mixed in. 

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As I get older, the less I like my handwriting! So, I decided to type out my journaling on my typewriter and white cardstock. I adhered each piece with my Beacon 3-in-1. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! I  hope this inspires you to create a layout about one of your loved ones that you have lost. 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, washi tape:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive:  Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollections; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; blending brushes: Taylored Expressions; typewriter: Brother; spray ink:  October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, vellum


Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--31 Spooky Reasons LO

Hi there everyone!!  Do you have some spooktacular pictures

to scrap from Halloween?  Some adorable pumpkin patch,

trick or treating, or Halloween party pics?   I've got some

inspiration to get you started today!

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This LO was created using the adorable Clear Scraps

Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts!  There is also a bat

version of this circle shaker:

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These are so easy and fun to make and they add

a lot to a scrapbook page--including movement,

when you add your filler to the shaker piece!

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This shaker was painted with black acrylic paint for the

frame, I used a brush to go in and paint the ghosts with

white acrylic paint, and then after they dried, I brushed a

 little gray distress ink onto the ghosts.   The background

came from tracing the solid circle back onto patterned

paper and gluing it down to that back layer.  Then the

frame pieces were layered on, gluing as you go, then

add the filler/sequins before you get to the acrylic layer. 

In this case it was the Clear Scraps Spooky Sequins mix. 

If you'd like to see all the super cute options in the

Clear Scraps store, check them all out HERE.

After the sequins are in, then you can glue down

the acrylic layer.  Remember that you need to peel

off the protective film on BOTH sides of this acrylic

piece.  It's a great feature that protects the acrylic

until you are ready to complete your project!

Final step is the painted frame over the acrylic

layer.  It's so fun and easy to make these and

they add so much to the page!

 

If you want to check out ALL of the shaker

options available in the Clear Scraps store,

you can find everything HERE.  There is

a mini shaker for almost every occasion!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts,

Spooky Sequins Mix.

Other:  PhotoPlay Paper Fright Night collection,

black and white acrylic paint, Hickory Smoke

distress ink, foam tape, glue.


Fall Wood Mason Jar

HiYa!

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

I love creating Fall projects, the colors are so cozy and warm. I've always gravitated to warm colors in clothing, so I guess it's no surprise I'd enjoy crafting with them as well.

Bring on the rich oranges, mellow buttery yellows, woody browns, and sage and olive greens. This project has touches of all of those, take a look...

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Napkin Art is all the rage and given all the fabulous things you can make using them - not to mention how EASY they are to use - it's probably here to stay.

In just a few quick steps you can cover a multitude of surfaces with a print and the technique works great on wood.

Most napkins have 2-3 layers, so separate them, you'll only need the top layer with the design.

Next, choose a thin liquid adhesive or decoupage medium to adhere the napkin to your surface. For this project, I used one of Clear Scraps Mason Jar Wood Shapes, they come in a pack of 3, so they are great to use for decor or gifting.

You need to be sure you use enough of your medium as it will soak into the wood. Some mediums dry quickly, so you may need to work fast! It helps to have all your supplies laid out and ready. While the medium is still wet, line up and adhere your napkin. Once you have placed it, go over the entire surface, smoothing it with your hand. I prefer to use my hands rather than a tool as the napkin is thin and can tear.

To get the napkin to almost become one with the wood without a top coat, I like to cover it with a piece of parchment and go over the surface with an iron. Be sure your iron isn't too hot, and do a spot test to be sure your medium can take the heat. 

Once the napkin is adhered, use a Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper from around the edges. You can add a gloss or matte top coat if you like.

To finish my jar off, I painted the Home Chipboard Word Title with cream paint and adhered it along the bottom.

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I tied raffia in a bow around the neck of the jar and hung a tag with a recipe from the center of the bow.

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Please come back soon to see what the other very talented design team members have to show you!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Sanding Stick, Mason Jar Wood Shapes and Home Chipboard Word Title

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Liquid Laminate, Fall Napkin, Cream and Sage Green Paint, Raffia, Ribbon, Manilla Tag and Recipe