Vintage Phone Stand

 

 
Greetings!  Today I am excited to share this phone stand I created!  I love Clear Scraps Phone Stands .  I use them to "hold" my phone so it never gets lost on my desk!  here's a secret I also keep one on my work desk to hold my calculator!   And the one I created today is reversible!  Here is the peak at the "B" side! 

 

 

 
 

To recreate this project you will need: 

 Clear Scraps Supplies

Clear Scraps Vintage Wood Phone Stand

Clear Scraps Small Sanding Stick 

Other Supplies

Paint, mod podge, printed tissue paper, distress inks

Start by painting your Clear Scraps Vintage Wood Phone Stand with white paint. This step will help the colors of your tissue paper really stand out! 

This is a snap shot of my before stage of the tissue paper. 

"Stamp" ink onto your non-stick surface. 

Add water to your inks. 

Press front side of your tissue paper into inks. 

Add additional colors if you desire. 

Keep adding ink  colors until your are satisfied with your tissue paper.  It is a good idea to leave a few areas without ink to add some additional visual contrast to your project. 

Trim tissue paper to fit front and back of your stand.  

 

Apply a layer of mod podge to your Clear Scraps Vintage Wood Phone Stand

Adhere you tissue paper.  Add another layer of mod podge over your tissue paper. Let dry. 

 
Sand off edges of tissue paper using Clear Scraps Small Sanding Stick .  

 

Adhere another piece of tissue paper to the opposite side of your Clear Scraps Vintage Wood Phone Stand. Apply a layer of mod podge. Once dry, sand edges with your Clear Scraps Small Sanding Stick 

 

Assemble your phone stand choosing whichever side matches your mood for the day.  i hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Phone Stands. 

 

 

 

 


3D Frameables -Welcome Home Decor

Hi Crafty Friends!

I am so excited about the new 3D Frameables from Clear Scraps! If you're like me, I love to decorate my home for different seasons and holidays! These 3D Frameables come in so many different styles of frames, embellishments and words. For my project today, I chose the 3D Frameable-scalloped frame Click Here and welcome/ mason jar embellishment Click Here 

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To begin I chose 2 patterned papers from Echo Park Farmhouse Kitchen Collection. I traced around both bases with a pencil onto my papers. Cut them out and adhered both papers to each of my bottom bases, using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I trimmed around each base using an xacto knife, including the slots in both pieces. Then smoothed my edges using my sanding stick. Take both bases and glue them together, making sure to align your slots.

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Next I took the welcome words and painted with red acrylic paint. Let dry. I also painted the top portion of my mason jar with silver acrylic paint. While drying. I traced my scalloped frame piece onto the Wood paper. Cut out and trimmed, and distressed around the edges of my frame, as you did with your previous pieces. 

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I covered my mason jar shape with another patterned paper and repeated the previous steps as you did for the other pieces. I took some twine and wrapped around the top of my mason jar. Added a bow on the left side and a cute flower button! I adhered two small hearts on both ends of my twine. Then I added an ephemera sentiment onto my jar to finish.

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Now take your scalloped top frame piece and add either a photo as I did, or any matching paper, even your favorite quote to the back of your frame, making sure to align all slots. Then glue your frame on top of the second frame piece. Slide your frame into the back slot on your base. You can add any other embellishments to your frame as you prefer. I added some flower stickers and another sentiment. 

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Add your mason jar embellishment and welcome words to finish your project! 

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Here are more close ups:

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I can't wait to see what you create with all the new 3D Frameables! I hope I have inspired you today with my project. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the new Frameables and other craft kits available  Click Here

Thanks again for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today! Please show us what you create. Till next time, have a Crafty day!

Other Supplies used: Echo Park Farmhouse Kitchen Collection,  acrylic paints, Foam dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, flower button, twine, Dazzle stickers- black

 

 


Mouse Autograph Album

Hi everyone, have you seen the assortment of  wood cards available in the store?  Not only can you use them as cards, but consider using them as mini albums.  Check out the cute Mouse Autograph Album I chose to create.  

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I used the Mouse Wood Card, choosing to turn it into an autograph album. 
With the world finally opening up, how fun would it be to gather signatures of your favorite characters at Disney World in this Disney themed mini album.

It's the perfect size to hold onto while walking around the park, or you can just as easily slip it into your purse.
 
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I inked the covers with yellow ink because it was handy.  But I could also have painted the covers.
 
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I cut about a dozen pages to fit inside the album and then punched the holes.
 
Placing the 6" Dandelion Wind stencil on the front cover, I inked portions with brown ink.
 
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To finish I placed several metal word titles from my stash on the cover.
 
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Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other Supplies:  Ink, Ribbon, Metal Embellishments

Choose Happy Wood Mason Jar Shape

Howdy!

Tami on the Clear Scraps Blog today with another project to show you.

Clear Scraps has some great wood shapes, and one of their NeWeSt is the Mason Jar! The Mason Jar Wood Shapes come 3 to a pack and are a nice size; perfect for decor projects!

I combined the Mason Jar shape with another of Clear Scraps' wood pieces the Choose Happy XL Script Word Quote...

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To make it, I started by painting the jar a bright, happy blue! I added a layer of white paint to the jar lid to make it lighter...

While the jar dried, I gave the Word Quote a coat of white paint...

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And once that dried, it was time to start embellishing! First I used the 6" Daisies Stencil to apply some cheery pink and orange flowers to the word quote...

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I used blue painters tape to hold the stencil in place white I worked. Its an easy way to get sharp crisp stenciling with no smudges.

Once the flowers dried, I distressed the edges of the word shape with yellow ink...

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I also used the same stencil to ink more flowers on white cardstock and cut them out...

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I fit a piece of ribbon across the bottom of the lid, and adhered it in the back...

To finish it up, I adhered the quote to the body of the jar, the flowers to the right side of the ribbon and I added a few ribbon "tails" to the bottom of the larger flower...

Thank you for stopping by today, please come back soon!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Mason Jar Wood Shape, Choose Happy XL Script Word Quote and 6" Daisies Stencil

Tools: Blue Painters Tape and Detail Scissors


Fin Mini Shaker Layout

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a layout I created with some awesome Clear Scraps products! Summer is in full swing and I am loving the warm days and extra sunlight! Which of course means time outdoors and fun activities like hanging out at the pool!  I  documenting this adorable photo of my niece and nephew swimming and thought the Fin Mini Shaker Shape would be the perfect focal point!

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I began by painting my top chipboard frame of the shaker using chalk paint in a patina color.  Chalk paint isn't necessary but it does dry quickly.  And I just happened to love this color for my page!  I also painted the inside edges of the middle chipboard frames as well. 

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the base chipboard of my shaker. I cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. I  finished by sanding the edges to smooth any rough spots. 

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Again using my Beacon adhesive, I adhered my two middle frames to the base as shown.  I then added a few different varieties of chunky glitter to the center of my shaker.  For adhering the acrylic piece, it is best to add your adhesive onto the chipboard as apposed to the acrylic overlay.  This will prevent smudging on the acrylic.

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Here is the close up of the end result! I did again use my Beacon to adhere the Fin to my layout for a good seal. 

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For my background, I secured the 12 Inch Fish Scales Mascil to my 12x12 white cardstock with washi tape. I then blended four different Distress Oxide Inks as shown. 

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Here is a close up of the stencil + oxide ink! I love the bright colors and how it turned out!

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Lastly, I added in different embellishments from the collection I used to accent my page!

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, die cuts:  Echo Park Paper; card stock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; stamp: October Afternoon; inks: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; bakers twine: The Twinery;   misc: thread, x-acto  knife

 


Mini Shaker Quote Jar

 

 

Greetings1  Today I am excited to share this Shaker box magnet I created using Clear Scraps Shakers . Clear Scraps has so many fun and creative shakers to play and create with! For this project I chose to play and create with the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mason Jar.  And these shakers are the perfect size to add a magnet to the back to allow you to display them on your refrigerator or file cabinet! 

 

To recreate this project you will need: 

 Clear Scraps Supplies

Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mason Jar

Clear Scraps Small Sanding Stick 

Other Supplies

Patterned paper, paint, glitter, sequins, jute, flowers

 

Start by painting the top layer of your shaker. Paint top of back layer of your shaker. 

 
While the paint is drying on your top layer of your shaker, align patterened paper with quote to fit inside your jar. Adhere to back layer of shaker. 
 
 
Using your Clear Scraps Small Sanding Stick  sand off edges of paper. 
 
Begin assembling your shaker. 
 
Add sequins and glitter to your shaker. 
 
Peel off the protective layers on both sides of the acrylic piece. 
Adhere your acrylic to your shaker. 
 
Adhere the top layer of your shaker. 
 

Finish your shaker by tying a jute bow around the top of the shaker and add flowers. I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Shakers. 


Country Kitchen Slimline Scalloped Album

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! I love creating albums! How about you? Have you seen all the new Slimline albums from Clear Scraps? We will be using Clear Scraps  Wood Scalloped Slimline album for today's project Click Here    and the new Scalloped Chipboard border Click Here

To start, I painted a one inch border on all pages using Acrylic paint (Parchment) let dry. I took my chipboard scalloped border and painted both the front, back and edges using cherry red acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.

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The papers I chose to use are Carta Bella Country Kitchen collection, which includes matching ephermera, tags and stickers. All base papers will measure 41/4 x 10 1/4 inches. For the front cover,  I cut another paper at 3 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches to adhere on top of my base paper, using foam tape. I added some banner stickers along the scalloped edge of my album. I decorated the front cover with some ephermera,  sentiment titles, added foam dots to the back of my vintage gal sticker and adhered to the right of my album. I fussy cut out the canning jars, inked the edges and added pop dots before adhering to the bottom of my album cover.

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Page 1: I added a pocket, and border edge using a border punch from my stash. Tucked in acouple journaling cards. Added some sticker sentiments and pop dots to my milk bottle cap!

Page 2: I added a cream cardstock photo mat measuring (3 1/4 x 5) and memories tab sticker on the left top. Took two ephermera pieces and adhered to the  top and bottom of my page using foam dots. 

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Page 3: I made a flip up page measuring 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch at the top, added a punched border at the bottom and adhered this piece to the top of my page. I added a scalloped border sticker on the top. Took the Rooster ephemera tag and adhered to my flap page along with a button at the top of my tag. You could add a photo underneath the flip up page.

Page 4: I took another ephemera card and adhered slightly below the top page using foam dots. This would be a perfect place to add a favorite recipe! I adhered a rooster sticker at the bottom along with some rub on sentiments to finish my page. 

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Page 5: I made another pocket page, using yellow cardstock and added a sticker border to the top of my pocket. Pop dots to my sentiment and garden lady ephermera pieces. 

Page 6: I made a side pocket using red cardstock,  measuring 3 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, added a punch border. This pocket will open to the right. I like to add a few journaling cards and tag with some twine tied at the top of my tag. Ephermera sentiment and a frame in the middle of the page. You could slip a photo inside the frame if you like! Sentiment  at the top and a vase/daisies sticker at the bottom of my pocket. 

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Page 7: Made another pocket using a larger journaling card, tucked in a few ephermera cards and tag with some twine tied at the top! Farm to table sticker at the top of the page. 

Page 8: Another pocket with a punched border edge, some canning jar stickers at the bottom using foam dots. Tucked a few cards into the pocket. 

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Now take your pages and attach together using metal rings. Take your scalloped chipboard border piece, mark the holes and punch out using a Crocodile hole punch. Add the chipboard border to the front of your album. To finish off, I tied acouple ribbons to my metal rings.

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I hope you are inspired now and will want to create your own album to hold your treasured recipes and photos. 

Here are some closeups:

 

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'Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! Have a great week and till next time, Happy Crafting!

Other Supplies used: Acrylic paint, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, Carta Bella Country Kitchen Collection, Foam dots, Craft glue, Crocodile punch

 


Wood House Shape Home Decor

Hello crafty friends and happy Friday! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a wood house home decor featuring one of the Wood Shapes and the Chipboard Word Titles. I also used the Brick Wall Masking Stencil to add some patterns to the background. The house wood shape is just so perfect for a family photo and I used one of our pre-wedding photos to create this Home Sweet Home project. Absolutely love how it turned out!

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▼ Here I used the Wood House Shape and Home Word Title for today's project.

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▼ I began by painting the house shape and the Home word title with acrylic paints in pink and brown. 

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▼ After acrylic paints dried, I glued a piece of twin to enrich the background.

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▼ I also added some brick patterns by using the Brick Wall Masking Stencil along with brown acrylic paint to add some textures to the background.

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▼ As you can see, here I fussy cut a photo frame and some florals from patterned papers for decoration and layering. My little tip to add some depth for layering is to adhere the second or third layer of ephemera with double-sided adhesive foams. 

▼ Before I glued my photo and all the decorative pieces to the house shape, I also added a piece of lace ribbon for extra touches.

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Close Ups

Thank you all for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to create a home decor project by using different kinds of Wood Shapes from Clear Scraps. Have a blessed day and happy crafting!

Additional Products Used:

- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: P13 Paper Products - Always and Forever Collection
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Smart Craft Glue & Double Sided Adhesive Foam


Adventure Wood Slimline Album

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog using one of their newest Slimline Albums - The Wood Regular Slimline.

 
I started by spritzing the covers with water, then adding assorted colors of Brushos Color Crystals to create the background.
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I wanted some of the wood grain to show so I spritzed additional water to allow the colors to spread.
 
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Once dry, I taped the Adventure Stencil on an angle on the front cover and started inking the stencil with black ink. 

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I continued inking and re-inking the stencil until adventure was dark enough.

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Remove the stencil to see the fabulous result.  The slimline albums are the perfect size for the 12" stencils.
 
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Place the 6" Beach Fun Stencil on the front cover and ink the flip flops with different colors of ink.   Next, place the 6" Summer Palms Stencil in the upper corner and ink with green and brown inks.

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Add large rings and tie mesh ribbon to each ring.  I can't wait to fill this album with all the things we can finally do this summer.
 
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Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other Supplies:  Brusho Color Crystals, Oxide Inks, Ribbon
 

Beach Themed Acrylic Phone Stand

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a beach-themed phone stand using the Scallop Acrylic Phone Stand. Let's check it out!

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This is the Scallop Acrylic Phone Stand pack (4 x 8 inches). It comes with two pieces of acrylic that interlock with each other. 

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First, I started by tracing the bigger piece to a patterned paper and then cut it out using a scissor and a craft knife.

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▼ Before gluing the cut out paper to the acrylic piece, remember to remove the film from both sides.

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▼ Then, I applied Zip Dry scrapbook glue on the edge to adhere the paper to the back of the acrylic piece. The glue dries fast and clear, perfect for acrylic projects.

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Next, I decided to add another layer to the bottom of the front acrylic piece. Again, I traced the acrylic piece to a patterned paper, then I used a border punch to create a waving pattern on the edge.

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▼ I also fussy cut some ephemera and adhered them to the front of the acrylic piece using double-sided adhesive foam. Using double-sided adhesive foam for adhering really gives it a dimensional look!

Last, I used a strand of twine for the edge of this acrylic piece to give it a even beachier feel.

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Thank you all for stopping by! You can check out all of the phone/tablet stands by clicking HERE. Hope you are inspired to create your own phone stand. Have a blessed day and happy crafting!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: P13 Paper Products
- Adhesive: Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue, Scrapbook.com Double Sided Adhesive Foam
- Tool: We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife


Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fun home project I created using the Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape along with a couple Clear Scraps products! And I'm going to show you the techniques I used so you can hopefully feel inspired to do some Clear Scraps crafting of your own!

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I began by painting the front of my pallet with acrylic paint in black. I also used the same paint to color the Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishment Shapes.  I then set aside both to dry. 

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I measured out a strip of patterned paper to adhere to the middle slat of my pallet. For this particular section, I cut 2 3/4 x 10 inches then used an x-acto knife to trim the edges.  After, I lightly sanded to smooth any paper overhangs. 

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Next, using my 4x6 Stars Stencil I used a spatula to apply metallic embellishment mousse to the bottom and top slats of the pallet.  The color is almost a gun metal grey and looks nice in contrast against the black. 

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After ensuring my paint was dry on the chipboard embellishments, I applied embossing ink to each followed by black glitter embossing powder.  Each were set with a heat gun and adhered using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 

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Here is a close up of the second Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishment Shape! You can also see the stencil/mousse end result as well! 

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Last, I punched holes at the top sides of the pallet to string some fun chevron red/white ribbon to be able to hang my creation!  

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Thanks for stopping by and reading today!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see what's new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard stickers:  Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; metal clip: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, 3M, Tombow; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Stampendous, Recollections; circle punch: Fiskars; ribbon: May Art; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; metallic paste: Nuvo; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


There's No Place Like Home - 3D Frameable Decor

HiYa!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps blog with you today. And I have a project to share using one of the NeW 3D Frameables

I started with the Base with Deco Frame and added the Home-House Word n Shape.

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I love that you can swap out themes to match your photos! Great home decor or gift item!

I started by covering the frame portion with printed paper. Clear Scraps' Sanding Sticks - which come in Large and Small - are great for removing the excess paper from around the frame quickly and cleanly. And you can order refill Belts for the sticks so that you can always have a fresh sanding surface. Of course you can move the belt around the stick first, until you use up ALL the sanding areas of it! I added some paper flowers with pearl centers to the upper left corner of the frame. 

Next, I painted the small part of the base green, and the larger part white. I painted the house blue and the home word yellow.

I wanted to add a few more details so I used some clip art to print out a small door, window and 2 hearts. I used markers to color them in, then cut the pieces out and adhered them to the house and the "o" in home.

I wanted to put a quote rather than a photo in the frame, so I also printed out "there's no place like..." on white cardstock.

One hint when assembling these frames is to use 3D tape or squares to adhere the front of the frame to the base of the frame - making sure you place it close to the outer edges. That way, you can slip photos in and out easily.

I also like that this project can be completely disassembled to store flat. Or to make shipping easier.

Now is a good time to get some of your holiday gifting done! Also keep the new 3D Frameables in mind for gifts for birthdays, weddings, new homes and almost any other gifting occasion you can think of!

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scrap Blog today; please come back and check out what new project the design team has to share with you!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 3D Frameables, Base with Deco Frame, Home-House Word n Shape and Sanding Stick

Other: Deco Art: Paint, Printed Paper: Echo Park, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Markers, Paper Flowers, Mini Pearls and Clip Art


Baby Cards with Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments

Hi everyone, I've got a set of baby cards to share using the Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments.

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I love creating baby cards, don't you?  There are so many different elements you can use and so many different styles of baby cards you can create.
 
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I used the Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments, inking and embossing them in different colors. 
Putting them aside, I started creating my cards.
 
 
I had this great baby paper that had both a boy and girl design so I could create similar cards and have the focal point as the bunnies.
 
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Creating a card from pink cardstock, I matted the checked panel with the same cardstock and wrapped it with ribbon.  The baby panels were also matted with cardstock and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  The pink bunny was adhered just below the Baby Girl tag.
 
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Creating a 2nd card from blue cardstock, I matted the checked panel with the same cardstock and wrapped it with ribbon.  The baby panels were also matted with cardstock and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  The blue bunny was adhered just below the Baby Boy tag.
 
So just remember that bunnies are not just for Easter!
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
 
Other Supplies:  Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Ink, Embossing Powder

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Bouquet of Daisies Stenciled Card

 

 

Today I am super excited to share this adorable Stenciled Thank you card I created.  I love how fun stencils are to play with! A Stencils are a great way to create fast and easy unique cards in any color and for any occasion.  

To recreate this project you will need :

 Clear Scraps Supplies

6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil

Other Supplies

watercolor paper, distress inks, blending brushes, sentiment stamp, ribbon, coordinating card stock

Start by securing your watercolor paper to your work surface. Secure your 6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil over your paper. I chose to use my stencil on an angle. 

 

 
 
Apply green distress ink to the leaf areas of your 6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil

 

Apply distress ink to your flower centers.  I chose a bright pink but you can choose any color you desire. 

Ink flowers with distress ink.  Here I chose purples to coordinate with my pink flower centers! 

Stamp you sentiment with coordinating distress ink. Matt your bouquet onto card stock. tie a ribbon around your matted stenciled bouquet and adhere to your card base to finish your card. 


I hope you  are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Stencils  and create your own cards!

 

 


Clear Scraps XL Wood Flip Flops-Dive into Summer Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today, ready to make a splash with some

cool summer decor using the adorable XL Wood Flip Flops from Clear Scraps!

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Who needs a little summer fun decor?  Or maybe you have a pool and want to hang a fun

sign to decorate the area or by the entrance?  Summer is all about sunshine, fun, and

of course, flip flops!  These jumbo XL Wood pieces from Clear Scraps are so fun to

decorate up!  I used acrylic paint in a fun bright blue color that was a great match

for the paper collection that I was using for this project.

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Then I painted the straps in a deeper blue color for a nice contrast. Both shades were

in the patterned paper I was using.  It's easy to pick your shades for these types of

projects when you use the embellishments or paper you'll use as a guide.  I added

the "title" of my project and also a couple of cute little flowers to dress up the flip flops

 just a bit.  You could use rhinestones, enamel dots, a lot of things to dress them up!

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In the bottom right corner, I used a couple of journal boxes, matted them onto

white cardstock for a nice contrast, and then added some stickers for a fun touch.

The little awning on the top was created by folding a pretty piece of paper about 1/4"

back to "pop-up" the piece of paper and using a paper punch to create the scallop.

With it's bright cheerful colors and cute little stickers, it's perfect for summertime!

But if you'd rather create for another season, or for every day decor, make sure to

check out all the awesome shapes of the XL Wood decor pieces in the Clear Scraps

store!  You can find them all right HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  XL Wood Flip Flops

Other:  Vicki Boutin acrylic paint in blueberry pie and saltwater taffy, 

Echo Park Dive into Summer collection kit, Prima flowers,

Bella Blvd enamel dots.

 


Days Gone By Layout

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today! Do you love to scrapbook? Have you tried creating a layout on acrylic? It's so versatile and you can use many different craft mediums and apply to your acrylic to get the look you desire or specific theme.

For today's project I'm using Clear Scraps XL Scalloped shape. Click Here but there's many different styles to chose from. We will also be using Clear Scraps Chipboard heart Click Here and feathers chipboard Click Here

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My papers I chose are from Blue Fern and are from their Jane's Memoirs collection. Since I'm creating a heritage layout, I thought these would be perfect!

To start, we will be decorating our chipboard shapes first. For the heart, cut away from your outside chipboard piece. You can save this outside piece for another project. I covered the main heart with some glitter, and painted the smaller heart inside with pink acrylic paint. Let dry. After it dries, I took some Pebeo Gliding wax -Gold, and rubbed with my finger over the swirled areas on my chipboard heart. Then I chose a background paper to decorate the inside of my heart. I traced and cut it out. Applied to the back of my chipboard heart with glue. I prefer to use Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It grabs quickly and has a permanent bond. Set your heart aside. 

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For the feather chipboard I applied some Finnibair rust pastes using a stiff brush and a pouncing motion. I like the effect this creates. Gives it a weathered rusty look. Let dry.

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Next chose a background paper of your choice. I cut my 12x12 paper on all sides to measure about 10x10 inches. This leaves a nice clear edge of acrylic showing. I used a Clear adhesive tape to attach my scrapbook paper to the back of my acrylic sheet. I only applied tape to the four corners. You may use a clear drying craft glue, but be careful not too apply too much. Then I applied ink lightly to the edges of my acrylic sheet. I used Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink in Rose Gold.

Now you can start planning how you want to decorate your layout. I chose a vintage photo of my grandparents as my main focal point. I matted my photo on cream cardstock and adhered to the middle left side of my page.  I fussy cut out a tiny envelope and ticket from ephermera pack. Scored and glued together my tiny envelope and tucked my ticket inside. Added a heart gem. Glued my envelope to the bottom right corner. 

I glued my chipboard feather along the bottom of my page. The chipboard heart I glued above my photo at the top, using some foam tape on the back. This adds some dimension! I took a small paper rose and inked over the edges with some Distress Ink to give it an aged look. I then adhered my rose to the top of my chipboard heart. 

To finish off my layout, I arranged and glued some flowers along the edge of my envelope at the bottom. I adhered some letters for my title on my page. 

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Here are some closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed this project today and I have inspired you to try to create your own acrylic layout! I think this would also be a great Home Decor piece. You could add a ribbon to hang or display it on your wall or shelf! 

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps blog website for all your crafting supplies and to see what's new! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and would love to see your crafty makes! Until next time, Happy Scrapbooking!

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, foam tape, Jane Memoirs Stylograph paper and ephemera, Finnibair Rust pastes in Gold, Brown and Rust, Finnibair Crimson glitter, Pebeo Gliding wax in Gold, Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink in Rose gold, Tim Holtz Distress ink Old paper, 49 and Market flowers, Prima flowers. 


Flower Mini Shaker Card

Hola!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps' Blog with you today.

I have a fun little project I want to share with you; it's sure to brighten someone's day!

It is a thank you card featuring the Flower Mini Shaker...

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The flower shape is clean and simple and that made me think GRAPHIC! so I used bright colors accented with black to really make the elements PoP!

I started with a 5 X 10 card base of black cardstock.

Then I stenciled some bright rays on a 4 1/2' square of white cardstock. I used the 6" Spiral Stencil with yellow and orange ink...

Here are a few hints for working with stencils. First, use blue painter's tape to secure paper and stencil to your worksurface. Next, on a stencil like this one, with lined sections, it's easier if you glide your ink or paint along the direction of the design. In this case, I started with yellow ink on the outer edges. I pulled the ink from the inside down each of the "rays". Next, I added the orange, this time pulling from the center out toward the edges.

Next I got to work on the shaker. I wanted the background to match the sequins, so I used a pencil to outline the outer rim of the circle as well as the outside of the petals. I filled the designs in with yellow and blue ink...

Once the designs were inked, I cut them out - slightly INSIDE the lines. I checked to be sure that the papers fit properly and wouldn't stick out beyond the edges. Then adhered them to the back of one of the outline portions of the shaker...

Now for the fun part of any shaker --- FiLLiNg it! i used sequins that matched the ink colors...

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I used a black marker to color the top outline part of the shaker, then assembled it. Be sure you remove the protective film from BOTH sides of the acrylic piece. I like using a glue like Zip Dry for this as any excess that might ooze out cleans up easily, and it holds well...

Clear Scraps has introduced some great new products lately! You can check them out in the What's New category of the Clear Scraps website.

Clear Scraps: Flower Mini Shaker and 6" Spiral Stenci

Other: Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks. The Stamps of Life sentiment stamp, Clear Snap: ColorBox Black Archival Dye Ink and Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Black and White Cardstock and Blue and Yellow Sequins

Tools: Blue Painter's Tape, Trimmer, Detail Scissors and Pencil


Balloon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Friday!  It's a holiday weekend here in the US which means a longer weekend for most of us!  I love celebrating with family and this includes special milestones like birthdays!  I created a layout using the new Balloon Mini Shaker Shape and will show you the techniques I used. 

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I painted the front surface of the top chipboard frame of my shaker. I then used my Beacon Adhesive to adhere the two middle chipboard frames together. I  used the same paint to cover the edges of the frames. I set them aside to dry to work on decorating the base. 

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Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of my chipboard base. I trimmed away excess using scissors as well as an x-acto knife. I  followed up with a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges. 


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Next, I adhered my two middle chipboard frames as shown.  Before adding my chunky glitter, I used an embossing bag to de-static the area.  I then adhered my acrylic piece applying adhesive to the chipboard.  After I was happy with placement, I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a good seal. 

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I  dabbed the front chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by using a bright blue embossing powder.  I had thought about doing a light pink but thought the blue would be a better contrast.  After the powder was set, I adhered it to the shaker with my Beacon Adhesive. 

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And here is a close up of my shaker assembled!  Using a solvent based liquid adhesive is usually best to adhere the shakers to your projects.  

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I added smaller stickers as well as brads and enamel dots to accent around my photo. You can also see I  stamped the date as well as added a sentiment. (I  have hoarded a large collection of roller stamps!)

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Thank you for reading! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard shapes, brads, enamel dots, washi tape, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; embossing ink, pigment ink: Ranger; stamps: Heidi Swapp, Becky Higgins; embossing powder:  Ranger; chunky glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool


Summer Beach Themed Layout

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Who is ready for sunny days and beachy weather? It's Maya here on the blog today to share this 8.5 x 11 beach-themed layout featuring the Fan-shells Chipboard Embellishments. I'm a huge fan of chipboard embellishments because they can be used on any project like layouts, cards, tags, albums, etc.

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▼ I used an 8.5 x 11 white paper for the background paper. Then, I tore the patterned papers into pieces and laid them to the top and the bottom of the layout to create a beachy atmosphere with blue skies and sand. 

▼ For the seashell chipboard embellishments, I painted them with acrylic paint in white. After the white acrylic paint dried, I applied dry brush paint to add some blue color to the seashells. I used a dry brush and loaded a small amount of blue acrylic paint. Next, I used a piece of tissue to swirl the paintbrush into it and get rid of the wetness from the paint. The key to getting an ideal dry brush effect is by using light pressure to go over the surface.

▼ After I adhered the seashell chipboards to the layout, I also used some ephemera to decorate around the seashells that I fussy cut from a patterned paper.

The size of my photo is 3 x 4 and I covered it with a door frame. Again, I decorated around the photo using the beach-themed pieces I fussy cut from a patterned paper to finish this layout.

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to use chipboard embellishments on your project. Have a blessed day and happy crafting!

Additional products used:
Patterned Papers & Ephemera: P13 Paper Product
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape & Smart Craft Glue


Stenciling on Acrylic Sheets

 

 

Greetings!   I love Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets and Stencils!  So for my project I wanted to combine the two to create a perfect any occasion card! This card was really simple to create and the longest part of the creation process was watching and waiting for the paint to dry! 

To recreate this card you will need :

 Clear Scraps Supplies

6" circle stencil

Acrylic Sheet

Other Supplies

Card base, Card stock, paint, Flower die cuts, leaf punches, Paper Doily, ribbon 

Start by marking your acrylic sheet to cut to fit your card.  I always leave the covering on my sheets until the last minute which allows me to mark it up. 

 

 

Secure your acrylic to your table. Remove protective covering from the front of your acrylic sheet. Secure your 6" circle stencil over your Acrylic sheet. 

 

Using white paint sponge paint over your stencil. 

 

Gently remove stencil and let dry paint dry on your acrylic. (wash your stencil) Remove backing from back side of acrylic. 

 

 

Cut card stock to fit your card base. Punch holes in card stock and painted acrylic sheet. Thread ribbon through holes. 

 

Attach acrylic to card stock with ribbon, tying a bow. Adhere to card base.  Add paper doily to acrylic front. Finish your card by adding flowers and leaves. 

 

I hope you are inspired to use your stencil on your acrylic sheets!