Bat Halloween Card

Hello Clear Scraps friends!

Maya here with you on the blog to share a fun Halloween card. I love the combo colors of Halloween with orange and purple! What is your favorite Halloween color?

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▼ So on today's card I'm featuring the bats chipboard embellishment and the 6" widow web that I used. I chose the cardstock with size 5" x 6.5" and covered it with a 4.75" x 6.25" black paper. 

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▼ Next, I trimmed a 4.5" x 6" white paper and started working with embossing and inking techniques. Adding embossed web to the background, I first pressed the watermark ink pad through the web stencil, removed the stencil, sprinkled clear embossing powder, and heated it with a heat gun.

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▼ Time to add my favorite Halloween colors! As you can see here, I used three colors of distress oxide inks along with blending tools to blend orange, purple, and blue to the background.

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▼ After the background is finished, I moved on to give the bats chipboard a coat of black embossing powder. Starting by tapping the bats chipboard to VersaMark ink pad, here shows what it looks like after sprinkling the black embossing powder. And again, the last step was to heat with a heat gun. 

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▼ After embossing the bats, I adhered them to the card using tacky glue. I also added extra touches by drawing bow ties and writing down BOO using Pops of Color gloss white from Scrapbook.com Exclusives.

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by! I had a great time creating this fun card. See you next time!

Additional Products Used:
- Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (ripe persimmon, wilted violet, blueprint sketch); VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (clear & black)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue; Scrapbook.com Double Sided Adhesive
- Tool: Scrapbook.com Blending Tool


Circle Ghosts Mini Shaker Shape Album

Hello everyone! Its Jennifer here on the blog today to share a Halloween mini album today featuring the new Circle Ghosts Mini Shaker Shape!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love creating projects all about the month of October!  I used the Wood Deco Slimline Album for my book and am going to show you all of my techniques! 

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For the Shaker, I used black acrylic paint on the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two middle frames.  I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper affixing with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.

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I then affixed the two center frames to the base and added coordinating colors of sequins to the center.  Adding adhesive around the edges of the chipboard is best when affixing the acrylic shape.  Next, you are able to adhere the top chipboard frame. 

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And here is a close up of the finished shaker which I added a die cut to the top corner.  I adhered my shaker to the front of my album using my Beacon Adhesive. 

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For each of the five pages of my Slimline Album, I painted the outside thirds with black acrylic paint as I knew I  would be adding patterned paper. For my back cover, I did paint the entire piece.

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I usually leave the inside of the front cover for journaling about the event/holiday.   Here, I added a journaling spot along with some embellishments.

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Many of my photo spots are for 4x4 size but you can fit up to 4x6 on each page.  There are many combinations of possibilities! 

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For this page, I affixed a journaling card with washi tape as well as added a tag at the bottom in order to "flip up" the card to reveal a photo underneath. 

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I left photo spaces for a 4x4 and 3x5 (which I  find fit nicely in the Slimline Albums)

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Or, as in the next two pages, you can add a photo along with a space for journaling.  

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Do you have any Halloween traditions that you try to do each year?  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can see all Clear Scraps' new products by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, brads, washi tape, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics;  sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Jillibean Soup; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, ribbon, chrome book rings

 


Clear Scraps Wood Shapes--Farmer's Market Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a home decor project

that's a little bit fall and a little bit farmhouse shabby chic!  Who doesn't love fall?!!

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This project started with the Clear Scraps Wood Mason Jars.  They come in a handy

3 pack so you can make many projects for different seasons for your own decor, or they

would be great to make gifts for friends and family too!  There are many other shapes to

chose from as well.  You can find them all in the Clear Scraps store right HERE.

Once I had chosen the wood mason jar shape as my starting point, the next step was to

use white and gray acrylic paint to give the mason jar that shabby chic farmhouse look. 

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The jar was coated with white paint, and the lid with gray, and then I used a

foam brush to lightly feather on some gray on the white and vice versa on the lid.

I love the weathered and worn look you can get with just a little paint, it's one of my

favorite ways to use the wood shapes!  If you'd prefer you can trace it out on a pretty

paper and cover the entire jar that way.  It's up to you--get creative!!

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You can see some of the detail a little better in this picture.  And it was easy to just use

some paper scraps from a LO I had made earlier to decorate the jar.  This is just a couple

of pieces, a solid and a patterned paper layered up.  To keep the worn and "shabby chic"

farmhouse theme, I edged the papers with a bit of brown distress ink.  Then it was time to

have fun mixing in different fall embellishments like stickers, ephemera, twine and enamel

dots to complete the farmer's market/fall look.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Mason Jar Shape

Other:  White and gray acrylic paint, twine, enamel dots,

Echo Park Fall collection paper, stickers and ephemera.

 


Halloween Altered Printers Tray Frame

Hi Ya'll,

Are you ready for fall? Have all your Halloween decorations out?

There's always room for MORE Holiday decor right? And if you have kiddos, grand-kiddos, or furr-babies that costume-up for Halloween why not incorporate pics of them into a special project. 

Halloween was one of the holidays I enjoyed the most when my kids were little. I couldn't wait to take them to the fabric store to pick out a pattern for whatever they wanted to dress up as that year.

And of course, there HAD to be a photo shoot of them in their costumes before they went out trick-or-treating. Looking back through the photos from some of those years, I thought it would be fun to show them off in a Halloween project. 

I decided to use one of Clear Scraps Printers Tray Frames; they come in several different shapes and configurations. I chose the Square Printers Tray Frame which has 9 equal sections.

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I selected the photos I wanted to use and printed them in sepia as that went well with the vintage look of the papers I wanted to use. 

I started by laying one of the grid chipboard pieces on the solid back and used a pencil to mark around each section. I prefer to adhere the pictures and papers directly to the back piece of the frame. 

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Next I worked on planning the layout. I first laid out my photos, then began adding papers and embellishments. 

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Once I decided on the design, I began adhering the photos, papers and embellishments to the frame base, using the penciled areas as guides. Check placement by laying a grid chipboard piece over the base.

I planned to add some of my embellishments over the grid, so I needed to cut away the grid insert from one of the frame pieces to use as the top layer.

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To add color to the frame, I sprayed it with a black spray ink, and dabbed the excess with a paper towel. This step was done to one of the grid pieces as well as the piece I had removed the grid from. The pieces were set aside to dry.

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I wanted to incorporate some pumpkins in the frame. I used the 3 X 12 Pumpkin Faces Border Stencil to trace pumpkins on printed paper. The eyes and mouths were filled in and the grooves in the pumpkin were darkened using a black pen. A white gel pen was used to add definition to the eyes and mouths.

I adhered 2 of the grid layers to the base; adding the inked one last.

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I added the elements that were to be adhered across the grids. Then I removed the protective film from both sides of the acrylic sheet and adhered it to the frame.

The chipboard piece I had cut the grid out of was adhered last to finish the frame.

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I hope this project has inspired you to do something special with pics of YOUR costumed characters!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Square Printers Tray Frame and 3 X 12 Pumpkin Faces Border Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers and Embellishments, Black Spray Ink, Orange Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen and Black Fine Tip Pen


Christmas Card in Non-Traditional Colors

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a Christmas card in non-traditional colors of pink and green! Christmas is my favorite holiday and I'm always in Christmas mode! And I might as well confess that I'm a certified fun fold geek... so I thought a teepee card was just the ticket to use with the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments turned into wreaths! This card folds flat for mailing, too!

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To create the card base, cut three 5" square panels from white cardstock and score each one diagonally. Lay two of the squares side-by-side with the diagonal score lines in a V orientation. Adhere the third square on top with the score line vertically centered and the bottom point lined up with the bottom edge of the other two squares. Note: The square panels can be cut in any size you want depending on the size of your embellishments. 

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Flip the card base over and adhere cardstock and patterned paper layers. The two large green cardstock panels are cut at 4-5/8" square and cut diagonally. The two large pink patterned paper layers are cut at 4-1/8" square and cut diagonally. The small green cardstock panel is cut at 1-3/4" and cut diagonally. The small green patterned paper layer is cut at 1-1/4" square and cut diagonally. 

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Fold on all the score lines and form the card into a teepee shape, and add a magnet closure. This is what the back should look like.

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Paint both of the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments. Mix white chalk paint with several drops of green India ink and paint the large wreath, and mix white chalk paint with several drops of magenta India ink and paint the small one. When dry, dab glue on both wreaths with a sponge and sprinkle clear glitter. Spray with a fixative to ensure the glitter won't fall off.

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Embellish the wreaths using different textures on each. Use various sizes of iridescent gemstones on the big one, and various sizes of white flat-back pearls on the small one.  

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Adhere the green wreath to the teepee card base with glue. Use double-sided adhesive foam pads to adhere the pink wreath, overlapping the side of the green wreath. Add a stamped and silver embossed sentiment cut with a fishtail die, using double-sided adhesive foam pads. Finally, add a few white flat-back pearls at the bottom. 

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Clear Scraps products used:
Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments


Other products used:
White and green cardstock, pink and green patterned papers, clear stamp set, white chalk paint, green and pink India inks, Versamark, fishtail die, paper trimmer, craft glue, clear glitter, fixative, white flat-back pearls and iridescent gemstones, jewel pick-up stick, stamp positioner, die cutting machine, embossing powder, heat tool, double-sided adhesive foam pads


Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Boo Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog with a Halloween themed home decor project!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love all things craft related to this spooky season!  I'm also going to show you the techniques I used!  

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I began with the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape and painted the top and bottom sections with orange chalk paint.  I then painted the middle with black acrylic paint. The nice quality about the birch wood is that it accepts the paint well and a little goes a long way. 

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Once my paint was dry, I secured the 4x6 Boo Stencil to the front of my pallet with washi tape.

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I then applied glitter gel in Iridescent with a spatula spreading a thin layer.  I was going more for a white glitter effect but the letters have a more bluish tint to them. I think this is because of the black paint? 

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Here is a close up of the stencil + glitter gel.  I  do like how it turned out even though it wasn't what I originally had in mind. 

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I  added strips of patterned paper at top of the bottom slat adhering with my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive. I did this mainly to break up the color lines as well as add extra prints. 

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I painted the Ghost Chipboard Embellishment Shapes with white acrylic paint and backed each "eye holes" with patterned papers.  I adhered the ghosts with my Beacon Adhesive as well as used pop dots to give dimension to one of the embellishments. 

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I  tied some cute Halloween plaid ribbon in a bow and added a wood clothes pin then adhered to the top of my pallet as a finishing touch! 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Hope this inspires you to do some Halloween creating with Clear Scraps!  See what is new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, wood clothes pin, wood buttons:  American Crafts; paint: DecoArt, Craft Smart, Folk Art; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: ribbon, thread


Autumn is Love

Hello Crafty Friends!

Fall has arrived! I love the beauty of the season, changing leaves and everything pumpkin spice! Today's project features Clear Scraps Medium Pallet Mason jar. Click Here These pallets are so fun to decorate and perfect for creating the perfect Home Decor piece. 

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The paper collection I'm using to decorate my mason jar is Frank Garcia's Autumn Sunset and Amber Moon collections. 

To start, paint the edges around your jar (about a 1/4 or so) using a cream acrylic paint.  Make sure to paint all sides and inbetween all pallet spaces. Let dry. 

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Next decide on what papers you want to use to decorate the 3 pallet surfaces. Measurements are as follows. 

Top pallet: 5 x 1/2 inches, Middle pallet: 5 &1/2 x 2 3/4 inches, Bottom pallet: 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Round all edges before adhering with glue to your pallet surfaces. Trim off excess paper on the top pallet on both sides with x-acto knife.  Smooth around all edges with distress or sanding tool.

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Next take some Jute cord and wrap around the top of your mason jar a few times and tie a knot towards the back. I took some fall foliage dies in my craft stash and diecut some pieces from some of my leftover papers. I tucked these fall foliage leaves and stems under my cord and glued them down securely. Then adhered a chipboard sticker heart "Autumn is Love" on top in the center of my top pallet surface. 

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For my middle pallet surface I added a flower and more chipboard stickers sentiment and this cute little bird.

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For my bottom pallet surface, I fussy cut out acouple butterflies and adhered with some glue. I lifted up their wings so they were appear to be flying away!  I glued a ephermera pumpkin on the right bottom corner. Took this cute rabbit ephermera and added some foam dots to the back. Then adhered on top of the pumpkin. I also added a chipboard sticker sentiment! 

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To finish my project I added a few crystal gems and some Stickles glitter on the pumpkin surfaces and butterfly wings!

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I hope I have inspired you today and given you some ideas on how easy it is to decorate these Clear Scraps wood pallets! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting supplies Click Here  and check out all the new products available. Thank you so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today! We appreciate you taking the time to stop by. Hope you'll share your fall projects on our Facebook Creative page! We live to see what you create! Until we meet next time, Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing crystals, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Stickles glitter- Diamond, corner round craft punch, Distress tool or sanding tool, x-acto knife, Foam dots. Jute cord, Sheena Douglas Fall Foliage dies, paper trimmer.

 


Furry Bearded XL Gnome

Hello Clear Scrap friends!  I'm back with a home decor project that will easily take you all the way through the holidays.  As soon as I saw the XL Wood Gnome, I knew he had to have a spot next to my home fireplace.  With the Clear Scraps collection of wood shapes, I can change the items on the hat for any season too.  I'm so excited to make items for his hat later on to switch out with each holiday.  I'm even more excited that my gnome will have a "real" fur beard too!

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I started by picking a plaid paper for the gnome hat that would go with my decor all year round.  I've traced the gnome hat on the paper, cut it out, then applied a layer of decoupage on the back.  With this size area, I took a squeegee and pushed it over the paper from the inside out to remove bubbles.  Then, I applied a coat of decoupage on top and let it dry.

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Next on the base of the gnome I've cut out a layer of the same plaid paper, slit the middles with a knife and applied it with a coat of decoupage also.  The other layer is painted in black acrylic paint, sanded, then coated again.  Once both layers are dry, I've glued the pieces shut with a wood glue.  For both the hat and the base, I've also sanded the edges down to give them a worn look and to take off any excess paper edges.

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Then it was time to start laying down the fur beard.  I had the cutest leopard fur ribbon from several seasons ago and decided this mountain-gnome was going to be a rustic (yet stylish) kind of guy.  Ha!

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Because the ribbon has an edge, I laid out pieces of the ribbon across the wood beard piece first, tucking the edges under as I went.  I started from the top right edge and used hot glue to lay down pieces in a striped pattern.  When I got to the middle of the beard, I trimmed an oval where the nose was going to go and continued to glue. 

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After all the pieces were secured, I flipped the beard over and trimmed the fur down around the beard shape.  Any remaining edges were tucked in and glued down.  I love the look of this so much, I may try it with my white fur ribbon next!!

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Now for the gnome "jeans."  This is an acrylic blue paint, but I took some drops of water to it so it would look a bit more 'washed' in areas.  Feel free to take a second coat if you prefer more coverage on the wood!  Then, I coated a paintbrush lightly with white paint, and brushed a lot of it off on a paper towel.  This "dry brushing" technique allows you to add light streaks of white in areas.  I made several rainbow shaped arcs where the jeans would drape around the shoes.

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Once this is dry, I added some stitch lines with a fine brush dipped in white paint, and added a dotted line around both pockets as well as a crease to the pants.  Once the pants were dry, I painted his feet black, then was able to glue the beard and hat on to the gnome.  I used both hot glue and a wood glue for stability.

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The nose and hands are painted in a light peach.  It also needed a backing so it wouldn't get lost in that big beard of his!  I cut an oval out of sturdy foam board, and glued it to the middle.  Then, added the wood nose on top.  My gnome won't be holding anything, so I glued his hands as if he were stroking that furry beard of his!  So cute!

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For my final touch...I am using the apple shape from the Fall Wood Collection of shapes, and I intend on preparing the other shapes for a future project too.  This shape I wanted to look different than the red plaid hat, so I've sanded it, then coated it in a black chalkboard paint.  What a great way to add a Fall message or personalization to your project! 

Once dry, I glued velcro pieces to the back of the apple and also to the hat.  Now I can switch out pieces when I'm ready for a new look!  In fact, here's a picture of a tan flower I had at home too.

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Right now, my mountain gnome is sitting up front greeting all my visitors.  If you decide to put your project outside, don't forget to do a final acrylic coat to protect it from the elements.  I love this project SO much!  I can't wait to try other ones with other shapes and colors.  Check out all the options, and the various gnome shapes and sizes on Clear Scraps website.  You will likely fall in love, just like I did! 

Until next time,

Maureen

Additional supplies used:  wood glue, hot glue and gun, acrylic paint in black, peach, white and blue, decoupage, fur ribbon, chalkboard paint, acrylic sealer, small piece of foam board.

 

 


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Fall Pumpkins LO

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

Who's ready for fall?  Do you love all things fall?  If you do, why not create

a fun LO all about fall and the things you love about it?  That's what I did here!

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It's great to work ahead and have LO's ready for the pics you know will be coming soon!

To get ready for those trips to the pumpkin patch, or apple picking, or whatever your

favorite fall activity may be, work ahead and have this LO good to go for those pics you 

 know will be coming soon!  This LO starts with a plain brown 12x12 base.  Next I used 

the Clear Scraps 6" Zinnia Stencil to add some "fall leaves".  Love that you can get double

duty out of a lot of Clear Scraps stencils just like this one! 

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I simply used distress ink and a brush to apply the ink directly thru the (well loved...haha)

stencil.  I just continued to move the stencil around until I got a nice flow of leaves. 

Another piece on this LO is the Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin from Clear Scraps.

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The frame was painted with acrylic paints and the back was traced onto

patterned paper, cut out and glued down.  After adding the other plain frame

pieces, it's time to add the acrylic--and just as in the picture, don't forget to

remove that protective film that is on BOTH sides of the acrylic!  I love that

Clear Scraps does this to make sure your acrylic piece stays in perfect condition!

And here's that cutie pumpkin all assembled and added to the LO:

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It's such a cute addition to spice up the LO and add a nice sparkle and fun

touch!  It's always fun to add a few stickers to the shaker too!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  6" Zinnia Stencil, Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin

Other:  orange and green acrylic paint, Echo Park Fall papers and stickers,

enamel dots, walnut stain distress ink, twine.


Halloween Ghost Wall Hanging

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's Maya here, sharing a cute Halloween project with you today! It's a wall hanging using the ghost DIY pallet shape and the mini shaker BOO. I absolutely love how cute it turned out!

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▼ Here shows the ghost wood pallet and mini shaker BOO I used for this project.

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▼ I began by painting the wood base with white acrylic paint.

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▼ Next, I moved on to decorate the BOO mini shaker. The shaker pack includes 1 chip back, 3 chip forms, and 1 acrylic divider (must remove protective film). I Started by giving the letter B and the chipboard top a coat of embossing powder, I applied a watermark ink pad and black embossing powder and heated them with a heat gun.

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▼ Then, I used the chipboard top to trace and cut out the shape from purple paper and adhered it to the chipboard base.

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▼ After layering 2 chipboard forms on top of the base, that gave depth to add some heart sprinkles. Next is to add the acrylic divider to close it up and adhere the embossed chipboard form to the top.

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▼ Here is the finished look of the shaker.

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▼ So on the bottom of the ghost shape, I decided to add some pink & black dots by using a Q-tip. Just lightly tap on acrylic paint and press on the wood shape. It's that easy!

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▼ As you can see here that I punched 2 holes using We R Memory Keepers' punch tool and tied a piece of ribbon through the wood shape for hanging.

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▼ And here is the fun part that I cut out eyes from black & white papers and drew a big blushing smile with acrylic paint. Isn't it cute with the blush?

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Thank you for stopping by today! Until next time... happy crafting!

Additional Products Used:
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (black)
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Tool: Ranger Heat Gun; We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Punch Tool


Halloween Witch Hat Mini Shaker Tag

Hola,

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today.

It's FALL Ya'll! Not that there is much of a nip in the air here in Texas yet! But working on Fall projects does make it feel more like the season despite the temperature.

Clear Scraps has some cute seasonal Mini Shakers including several for Halloween and Fall. Check out the new ones HERE.

I used the Witch Hat Mini Shaker to embellish this tag...

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I used one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album as a base. I covered the tag with strips of different papers separated by washi tape. I used the Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper and tape from around the edges of the tag.

For the shaker, I painted the top layer black, then added some sparkle using a shimmer pen. I covered the base of the shaker with a black printed paper. I filled the shaker with a mix of black and matte sequins and some silver metallic beads. I added a bat chipboard sticker to the hat to serve as the hat band.

The Spooky Chipboard Title is also from Clear Scraps. I painted it orange, then layered on several layers of clear embossing powder.

To finish the tag, I tied a striped ribbon through the hole at the top.

You can use altered tags to: make a banner, hang for decor, use as part of a holiday arrangement or tie onto a gift bag.

Thanks for stopping by! Please come back soon to see what the talented designers here at Clear Scraps have to share with you.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 

Witch Hat Mini Shaker, Chipboard Tag Album , Spooky Chipboard Title and Sanding Stick

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Scrapbook Paper, Washi Tape, Black Sequins, Silver Beads, Black and Orange Paint, Clear Embossing Powder, Shimmer Pen, Chipboard Sticker and Ribbon


Spooky/Bat 3D Frameables

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I'm sharing a Halloween project today  featuring one of the new Clear Scraps 3D Frameables! They are all so cute,  you may want to order more than one!  I chose the Spooky-Bat Word N Shape Click Here  along with Clear Scraps Base and Square Frame. Click Here

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Take out your Spooky-Bat Word N Shape from the package. I used black acrylic paint and applied to the front and back of my bat shape. I painted my spooky words with orange paint. Let dry. I took some Glitz Stickles and applied with a brush to the front of my bat shape. This adds a nice glitter effect; let dry.  Next I took some googly eyes from my craft stash, and adhered onto my bat over the eye area. Let dry. To add a dripping effect on the bottom of my spooky words, I added alittle black paint along the bottom. Let dry. Once dried I glued a metal spooky house charm along the bottom of my wood words, making sure you still can snap in place on your wood base. 

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Next we will decorate our 2 bottom bases. I chose to cover mine with paper.  But you can paint, stamp and ink them, depending on the look you prefer. The papers I'm using are from Frank Garcia's Thirty one collection. I chose 2 coordinating papers and traced around each shape with a pencil, then cut them out. I adhered my papers to each wood base using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Trim along the edges with an x-acto knife, including all the slots on both bases. Then taking my Clear Scraps Sanding Tool Click Here smooth along all edges of both bases, including the inside slots. Then glue both bases together making sure your slots line up correctly. To finish off my base I glued some gold cording along the top base edge.

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Next up we will be decorating the top frame piece. I chose another paper and traced, cut out and trimmed as we previously did on our base pieces. You can add a favorite photo to the back of your frame if you like. I chose to add a cute vintage witch photo from my ephermera pack! I added part of another journaling card on the right side of my photo. Then glue your frame to the bottom frame wood piece, making sure to line up the top edges.  Next I glued some orange gold tinsel around both sides and the top of my frame. Snap frame in place on base. Now the fun part is decorating your frame! I chose some some puffy stickers from the paper collection and adhered them onto my frame. I added foam dots to the back of my ephermera words ,October 31st, and adhered onto the top of my frame. That's it! I think these Framables are the perfect Home Decor piece to decorate any room for Halloween. I think it would be a great gift idea to surprise someone too. They come apart so it makes shipping them super easy!

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Here are some close ups!

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I hope you enjoyed my project and I have inspired you to start creating some Halloween home decor. Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your projects with us on our Clear Scraps Facebook page. We love to see what inspires you! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafting supplies. Be sure to check out all the new Clear Scraps 3D Frameables too!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Frank Garcia Thirty One paper collection,  Rangers Glitz Stickles, foam dots, Clear Scraps sanding tools, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, acrylic paints black, orange, orange/gold tinsel, gold cord.


Americana-Beach Wall Hanging

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing an Americana-Beach Wall Hanging with you today! This was such a fun project! I love Americana and I have a super awesome long-time friend who lives and breathes 'beach' so when I saw this amazing XL Wood Flip Flop and the Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishments and Life Is Good Chipboard Word Title, the wheels started turning! Stars and stripes, an Adirondack chair and beach sand, and this project came to life! 

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I started by painting the XL Wood Flip Flop base with white chalk paint and the straps with red chalk paint. I stamped dots all over the straps in gold ink and once they were dry I adhered them to the base. I also inked the Life Is Good Chipboard Word Title with the same gold ink and set it aside to dry. I painted the Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishments with navy blue chalk paint and sprinkled them with clear glitter, and once they were dry I adhered them to the entire length of the left flip flop along with several tiny punched stars. 

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I hand-cut thin stripes from red cardstock and adhered them to the top portion of the right flip flop, and then adhered the inked Life Is Good chipboard. 

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I embellished the bottom of the right flip flop with torn kraft cardstock to resemble beach sand along with a stamped, embossed and die cut Adirondack chair. I added a stamped and layered tag tied with gold metallic string.

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The finishing touch was a multi-loop bow embellished with a clear gold-rim brad. 

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Clear Scraps products used:
XL Wood Flip Flops
Life Is Good Chipboard Word Title
Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
White, navy blue, red and kraft cardstock; clear stamp sets; dies and punch; white, blue and red chalk paint; gold, red and navy blue ink

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Falloween Square Frame

Hello all!  Maureen here, and happy to report that I am decorated for Fall!  Sometimes I can't decide if I want to go overboard on Halloween decor or if I want to put out Harvest themed items.  I have a set of fabric pumpkins that I love in my stash of decorations - and they do both.  This project was inspired by that - because all I do when Halloween is over is turn them around.  I'm going to show you how to do that with the Clear Scraps Square Frame and Base.

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I've picked colors and paper that will work for both themes, and have painted the first base of the frame with black acrylic paint.  The bottom base is covered with an orange polka dot paper, which I've attached with decoupage. Glue these together, and include a slit for the frame.  I'm setting aside some paper to cover the frame next.

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To do this, I trace the frame with pencil on the paper, then cut out the shape and the middle.  This is again attached with decoupage and allowed to dry thoroughly.

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Now, for this project, I've also chosen the Word and Shape Fall set to add to my frame.  I've started with painting the pumpkin in the following stages.  First, base coat the pumpkin on both sides in an orange acrylic paint. Next, mix a bit of the orange paint with one drop of white paint, and sponge a circle in the middle on one side of the pumpkin. 

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After that dries, do it again but do a 3 to 1 mix of white to orange.  This will give your pumpkin face a "glow."

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Okay - I hear it all the time...I don't know how to paint!  I can't do faces, shading, round circles, etc.!  Well, yes you can - by using a few tools to "cheat."  Ha! First, the Jack O' Lantern face:  take a black permanent marker and draw the outline of the pumpkin face, and some dimension lines, then color it in (or paint if you prefer). 

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When that's finished, find a good white gel marker and draw a small line and a dot on one edge of your details.  Try to stick to one edge so it's uniform.  If you mess up?  Paint over it and try again!

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Here's a close up of our glowing face!

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For the other side of the pumpkin, take a dowel or pencil head and dip it in white acrylic paint.  Make dots in a pattern across your pumpkin and let dry.

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Then, take a Q-Tip and dry brush just a tiny bit of white paint (make sure it's almost dry!) or white chalk ink on one edge of each polka dot.  Next, take some dark green paint, paint the stems...and for dimension you can do the white brush trick again with white or orange, or speckle the white paint on top with a toothbrush.

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To get the ombre look on the word "Fall" I've decided to use Distress Oxide inks, because they blend so well.  You may want to consider spraying these with an acrylic coat to avoid smearing.  I've done a white painted base coat first, then sponged yellow in the middle, orange at the top, and finally red on the top edge.

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Here's the fun part - I've cut 2 different sayings on my electronic die cut machine, and used the 'offset' feature so they have a shadow.  One is in black and white for Halloween, and one is in a Fall plaid scheme.  These are both about 5" in length. 

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Adhere the top letters on with glue (or pop dots) and then attach velcro pieces to the back.  Line them up with the coordinating dots on the right side of the frame.  This will allow you to switch the titles out with the seasons!

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My pictures are simply set inside the square of the frame.  It won't be in an area where they fall out, so I just put one in front of another when I'm ready to change them.  But, if you'd want them more stable, you could use double sided removable tape or more velcro dots too. 

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I've also added a small wooden leaf to the Fall polka dotted pumpkin also.  Here's the Halloween side - my cuties are grown now, but this was one of my favorite pictures and I'm glad I have the Square Frame to put it in!

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Here's the Fall side, close up...this is a great way to secure great memories of the kids when they are little. 

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I really enjoyed this little project!  Clear Scraps Square Frame and Base  will last me all through Fall, and I can change it up by flipping the pieces around and reattaching them when I feel inspired.  Below are other supplies I've used.  I hope you give the frames a try by switching them up like this - check them out on the Clear Scraps site.  Until next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies used:

White, orange and black acrylic paint, patterned paper, decoupage, Distress Oxide Inks (various colors), Fall leaf wooden embellishment, black marker, white gel pen

 

 


Featured Designer Melly Art: Family Desktop Wood Frame

I am so excited to be guest designing!  I have always loved creating off the page, from all things paper, to refurbishing.  In this instance an adorable wooden frame!  I love the versatility of these frames!  Here is a quick walkthrough on how how I decorated this Family Desktop Wood Frame!

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  I started out with Shimmerz Paints, and painted all the pieces with my favorite fall colors.  Once that has completely dried I used stencils and different Nuvo embellishment mousse.  For the bottom piece, I used the standard mousse in Copper through a picture paint stencil, the next piece a leaf stencil and the Expanding mousse.  Using a heat gun to make it 3-D.   The top piece I used a red VB Art crayon, Nuvo crackle mousse and the same leaf stencil, allowing it dry completely giving the leaves a very cool crackle effect!

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To protect my photo, I added some acetate, I also used some foam tape on 3 sides, this allows me to switch out the photo, and protecting them for later layouts.  I get fall photos every year, so being able to switch out the photo was important for me.


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For some decorations I added some flowers and leaves from Prima, some wood veneer pumpkins I found at a dollar store, coloring them with Nuvo Glitter pens, some acrylic hearts, and my favorite embellishment ever, Sequins.

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I had so much fun creating this frame.  Super easy and it turned out stunning.  I can’t wait to share my next project with you!   













Featured Designer Sandy Diller: Steampunk Wood Phone Stand

Hello Friends,

 It's Sandy Diller here with you today and I have a fun and easy project.  We all know how hard it is to make or buy gifts for the guys in our life so this project is perfect for gift giving or stocking stuffers with it's masculine elements.  Any guy would love having this Phone Stand on their desk for easy viewing and charging.

 
 

Shabby Chic Keepsakes Box

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a shabby chic keepsakes box with you today! Oh.My.Gosh. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I used the Acrylic Keepsake Box along with a variety of texture papers and corrugated cardstock, dies and punches, paper flowers and pearls, and ribbon and twine! The sky is the limit with the fun you can have with these clear boxes!

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For the shabby part of the design, I chose some really cool blue texture papers and cut them the size of each of the panels along with a piece of small channel corrugated cardstock for the top of the box. The texture looks like cement on some of the pieces and peeling cardboard on the others. :)

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Lid: I removed the protective film and adhered the blue texture paper to the top side of the lid and then adhered the corrugated cardstock to that.
Bottom: I removed the protective film and adhered the blue texture paper to the top side of the bottom panel.
Sides: I adhered the blue texture paper to kraft cardstock for the four side panels, and after removing the protective film, glued them to the back side of the four panels so the texture paper can be seen through the acrylic. 

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I removed the rest of the protective film and assembled the box, and here you can see the finished look of the inside.

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I adhered vertical strips on the outside edges where the sides connect, and used a stitched border die on both sides of each strip for a little interest. Then I embellished each side with a horizontal strip of larger channel corrugated cardstock and then adhered die cut hearts embellished with punched gold foil circles. I tried to keep the sides fairly simple with emphasis on the shabby papers.


For the chic part of the design, I embellished the lid with punched gold foil circles, gold die cut flourishes, and large paper flowers. 

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I didn't have the right color blue ribbon in my stash so I dyed some white seam binding with color wash. I added the ribbon bow along with a twine bow, some pearls, and the #keepsakes die cuts in the lower corner to finish the lid.


The last step was adhering a piece of kraft cardstock to the bottom.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Keepsake Box

Other products used:
Navy, kraft and gold foil cardstock, small and large channel corrugated cardstock, blue texture paper, color wash, dies and circle punch, paper trimmer, craft glue and Distress Collage Medium, die cutting machine, paper flowers, seam binding and jute cord, flat back pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Christmas Gnome

Hello Clear Scraps friends!

Maya is here on the blog today to share a Christmas gnome using the medium wood gnome that I promised last week in my previous project - Autumn Harvest Gnome. Let's check it out!

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▼ The size of the medium wood gnome is 7.3" x 14.2". Comes with a gnome base, a hat shape, a beard shape, a nose shape, and hands. As I mentioned in my previous project, I decided to use the hat shape and the nose shape for one side and kept the beard shape and hands for this side with a Christmas theme.

▼ For this side of the gnome, I began by painting its hat and shoes with acrylic paint in black and red.

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▼ I used the hat shape to trace on a patterned paper with snowflakes, cut it out with scissors, and glued the cut-out paper to the gnome base using Aleene's tacky glue. Same on the gnome's body as shown below.

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▼ For the beard shape, I painted it with acrylic paint in white. Wait till the paint dried and glue it to the base with tacky glue.

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▼ Move on to the nose and hands, I used the wood shapes to trace on paper and cut them out with small scissors.

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▼ For extra touches, I used the snowflake and the bulb chipboard embellishment. Giving them a shinning look, I tapped them on a watermark stamp pad, sprinkled white embossing powder on the snowflake chipboard, and sprinkled peridot pearlustre embossing powder on the bulb chipboard. And heat them with a heat gun.

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▼ Here is the finished look of the hat. I added a piece of ribbon, an embossed snowflake, and a "be MERRY" sticker for extra touches.

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Thank you for stopping by! Hope you are inspired to create with wood shapes. If you would like to take a look at the other side, click HERE for the autumn harvest gnome and the tutorials. Have a blessed day!

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Additional Products Used:
- Papers, Sticker: Echo Park Paper
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (detailed white & peridot pearlustre)


Godparent Butterfly Scrapbook Layout

Hello dear friends,

I was so glad to get to choose a theme of honoring my Godparents this month.  It is with sadness that I share that my dear uncle, and Godfather, passed away recently.  I felt like this would be a great opportunity to capture a memory of him (and my aunt/Godmother) in this project page.  After all, that is what scrapbooking is for, right?  Preserving memories.

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My uncle was a man of few words...but he LOVED the written word.  He was a newspaper editor, author and avid reader.  He was also a God-fearing man, with a respect for God's word and a person who I truly admired.  I think this page represents him very well.

To capture a somber theme, as well as to make the page a feel like it was out of a book, I chose a color scheme similar to a noir genre - which is using black, white and gray.  It's paying respect to the many crime novels he wrote in his lifetime.  I knew that starting with the Brick Masking Stencil would give the page some drama and masculinity.

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I've used a medium gray 12" by 12" sheet of card stock, and with a chalk white ink, sponged bricks in the corners through the masking stencil.  This is one of my very favorite stencils - I use it for all sorts of projects!

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I chose the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard elements to represent what he and I believe happens after death - that we are truly transformed when we go to heaven.  I've coated these pieces 3 times with a white acrylic paint, and then added gray pearls to the middles, and secured to the page.

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The photo is backed with 2 sheets of paper - one is a black glitter, and the other is stamped with a background stamp to look like a page out of a book.  I've angled these behind the photo.

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I found adorable butterfly stickers at the dollar store, and had to add them in.  They seemed so pretty next to the fancy butterfly, flying up off the page.

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My final addition is to define what type of Godparent my uncle was and add a Bible verse at the bottom, because he truly was a "logophile" (aka - a word lover) and he was indeed someone who was instrumental in bringing me up "in the way I should go."  I will miss him, but I'm so glad to get to honor him in this way.

Thank you for listening, friends.  Isn't it lovely that we can honor those who have gone before us with a craft like scrapbooking? 

Until next time,

Maureen

 


Once Upon A Time Slimline Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today sharing an album project I hope you like. If you believe in fairytales and finding true love, I have the perfect album for you! I'm using Clear Scraps Slimline Deco Chipboard album Click Here  and round circle shaker. You can see all the variety of shakers available Click Here 

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First I took some Finnibair Sparks paint and a paint brush and applied the paint to the front and back Deco edges on my album. Let dry. 

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The papers I chose are from Stamperia Sleeping Beauty collection. All base papers will measure 5x11 inches, the size of this album. I adhered all my papers to the front and back covers, and all inside pages with glue. I recommend using a strong glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Don't forget to mark and punch all your holes along the edge of your papers before gluing. Set your album aside for now.

Next remove your shaker pieces from the package. Take your bottom shaker piece and trace around the edge with a pencil onto your paper. I chose to use one of the round paper images in my paper pack. Cut out image and glue onto your bottom shaker piece. Trim or distress around edges till smooth. Now take your top shaker piece and apply some glitter, paint whatever you prefer. I used Glitteriffic gold glitter and applied around the edge using a paintbrush. I love how easy it is to add some sparkle to your shaker! Let dry.

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Now we are ready to assemble our shaker. Glue your next 2 chipboard pieces onto your bottom shaker piece. Fill the middle of your shaker with sequins, glitter, confetti or whatever you prefer. Peel off the protective film off both sides of your acrylic shaker piece. Carefully glue on top of the previous layer. Glue the top shaker piece in place. Set aside to throughly dry before shaking! I know it's hard to resist shaking right away, but if you do your shaker filler will stick to the sides, and you definitely don't want that to happen.

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Now we are ready to decorate the cover of our album! I glued my shaker piece in the center of the album. I took a sentiment from my chipboard pack, added foam dots to the back and adhered this above my shaker. I fussycut out the image if Sleeping beauty and the Prince, added some pop dots on the back, then adhered them towards the bottom. I took some rose diecuts and glued in scattered areas on my cover. To finish my cover, I added a few sequins.

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For the first two inside pages, I added a Love sentiment diecut to the top of my left page. I fussy cut a cat image, inked edges and adhered to the bottom of my left page with foam dots. These papers were so pretty I didn't want to cover them up! 

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For page 3, I added a clear diecut sentiment towards the bottom left page using foam dots. For page 4, I made a pocket measuring 5 x 41/2 inches, punched my bottom hole and glued onto the bottom of my page. I tucked in the Prince diecut doll and a clear diecut sentiment into my pocket. I adhered a few pink stars in the sky background on my pocket. Then added a window diecut piece at the top of my right page.

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Page 5, I cut out one of the journaling cards and adhered to the center of my page and added a clear rose diecut to the top  of my card.  I glued another Make a Wish sentiment above my journaling card. Added a jewel from my stash to the top of my left page. For page 6, I cut a small flip page to measure 4 x 3 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right and adhered to the right side of my page. I fussy cut the spindle wheel and adhered with pop dots to the top of my flip page. Inside my flip page I took one of the leftover images of Sleeping beauty and glued it inside.

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For the last two pages, I made another pocket page on the left. Added a diecut chipboard sticker on top of my pocket. Tucked in 3 tags from the card pack, added some light blue ribbon at the top if each tag. I glued a diecut sentiment at the top of my left page. Page 6, I made a flip page using one of the cards from the card pack. Cut it down to size, scored 1/2 inch on the left, punched my holes. Then adhered to my right page. I added another diecut sentiment to the top. This page would be great to add a wedding photo.

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To finish your album, I took some pink velvet ribbon to tie all my pages together into a bow!

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Here are a few closeups:

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I hope I have inspired you today and you'll want to create your very own album for yourself or a special person in your life! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today. Don't forget to check out all the new Slimline albums available from Clear Scraps on their website Click Here

Until we meet again, stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Finnibair Sparks paint- Dragon's Eye, Stamperia Sleeping Beauty collection, foam dots, Glitteriffic Gold glitter, paintbrush, scoring board, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, crystal gem, confetti in clear and gold, sequins.