Birthday Card With Removable Dragonfly Magnets

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty birthday card with two removable dragonfly magnets! The magnets were created with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments and painted with metal gloss paint in several different colors. So between the dragonflies and the foiled and glitter cardstock, there's a whole lot of shine going on! What a fun way to give a card and gift in one! Magnets are always a big hit, and no matter where they are placed, they are a constant reminder of who gifted them! 

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I started with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments, and painted the dragonfly bodies with brown chalk paint. 

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I then moved on to the dragonfly wings, and painted one set with turquoise and steel blue metal gloss paint, and the other set with magenta and violet metal gloss paint. 

And added some iridescent gemstones to the bodies.

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Then I adhered two tiny disc magnets on the back of each dragonfly with distress collage medium, and set them aside. 

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For the card front, I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base, a layering panel and two stitched scallop edges from white cardstock. I rounded the bottom right corner of the card base and layering panel. I then cut strips in varying widths from purple and pink glitter cardstock as well as silver and teal foiled cardstock, and adhered the scalloped edges and strips to the layering panel in a diagonal fashion. 

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I adhered the front panel to the card base and stamped the sentiment in brown ink. I cut an inside layering panel from white cardstock, rounded the bottom right corner, and embellished it with strips of glitter and brown cardstock used on the front. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink as well, and layered the panel on brown cardstock to tie in the color of the dragonfly bodies.


I placed the dragonflies on the front of the card with washi tape, flipped the card base over and let the magnet backs 'find' the front magnets. These little magnets are pretty strong and so it was effortless even through the cardstock. I punched four 1/2" circles, pressed them into a foam mat to form cups, and then adhered them over top of the magnets on the inside of the card base with distress collage medium for a more finished look. 


I removed the washi tape from the front and the dragonflies held strong on the magnets. I finished the front with several blue gemstones in the upper left corner. 

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Clear Scraps products used:
Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
White, brown, teal and silver foiled, and pink and purple glitter cardstock; rubber stamps, brown ink; turquoise, steel blue, magenta and violet metal gloss paint; stitched scallop edge die, corner rounder, circle punch, craft glue, distress collage medium, iridescent gemstones, small disc magnets, blue gemstones

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Motivations Slimline Acrylic Mini Album

HiYa,

Tami here on the blog with you today with a project to share.

I have been trying to make some healthy changes to my lifestyle, and it hasn't been easy, but it is getting easier!

I have found that silly little sayings and quotes stick in my head and really do come in handy when I am in need of some motivation.

I thought I'd make myself a mini album to put some of my favorite quotes in. I wanted it to be bright, fun and colorful to keep me inspired to look through it daily.

Clear Scrap's new Slimline Mini Albums come in a variety of styles and types. Since I wanted something colorful, I decided to use alcohol inks on acrylic. And because I wanted to use the album horizontally, I opted for the Regular Acrylic Slimline Album...

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All of Clear Scraps Acrylic products come with a protective film on both sides. For this project, I wanted to leave the film on one side while I worked on the other. This way, the backsides of the pieces would all stay clean...

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Acrylic albums require a little more thought and planning than other types of mini albums since what you do on one side will be visible on the other. So it's important to keep that in mind while you are working on your acrylic album. 

I wanted the colors on each page to layer with colors on the other pages to create new colors when the pages were stacked. With that in mind, I selected primary colors and kept one color family per page.

I started with pinks and reds on the top page. I added drops of alcohol ink and then tilted and blew the colors to get them to run into each other...

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I wanted a little more blending and runs, so I added drops of alcohol and again tilted and blew on the inks...

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I did the next page with shades of yellow and the third page with blues. The first picture shows the red page layered on top of the yellow page, then the red and yellow layered over the blue in the second pic. You can see how lots of other colors are created by layering the pages...

My plan was to use the 3 primary colors, then use a pearl on the last page. BUT... I realized there were FIVE pages, and my color plan accounted for four. I noticed that I didn't get many purple shades, so I decided to make the fourth page shades of a pinky-purple. I also checked placement and inked around areas that didn't have much color already when the album was stacked. Here's a look at the pages all stacked up...

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I set the pages aside to dry completely, then I pulled the protective film off the backs of all the pages...

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Next I started planning out my quotes and writing them on white cardstock. I adhered the pieces back to back on opposite sides of the pages. I only placed glue at the centers. I also inked the backside of the papers so that if any portion showed from the other side it looked like a mat...

Once all the pages were finished, I stacked them in order and attached rings in the holes. Multi colored ribbons tied to the rings finished it off...

This project was fun but MESSY! As my desk (not to mention my hands) can attest to...

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SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Regular Acrylic Slimline Album and Book Rings

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Alcohol Inks & Tools, ClearSnap: ColorBox Pigment Inks, Fine Tipped Black Pen and Ribbon


Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using some fun, fall Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year to scrapbook as I love the colors!  I'm also going to show  you how I assembled my page so maybe you will be inspired to create your own autumn themed project!  

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For my focal point on my page, I  used the Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Shape!  I began by using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the front followed by  cutting away any excess with scissors and an x-acto knife.  I then used my sanding stick to create smooth edges between the paper and chipboard base. 

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I set that aside to paint the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames with chalk paint in orange.  I then used my Beacon to glue the two inside frames together. 

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I affixed the two frames to the chipboard base followed by adding gold and rust color chunky glitter.  I then added my Beacon to the outside edges of the chipboard before affixing the acrylic overlay. Finally, I glued on the top chipboard frame.  I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a tight seal. 

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While my shaker was drying, I went to work on the background for my page.  Using the 12 Inch Twig Leaves Mascil and Distress Oxides, I blended in colors on the bottom half of my white cardstock. 

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Here is a close up of the end result. I did use my Mini Mister to spritz a small amount of water to the surface to lift some of the color. 

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I allowed my cardstock to dry and added die cuts and stickers to the front of my shaker.  I also wrapped orange/white bakers twine around the bottom edge for accent.  To adhere to my page, I again used the Beacon Adhesive (any solvent based adhesive is recommended). 

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I added smaller sticker and die cut elements around my photo to accent. I didn't want to over power my page as I wanted the shaker and Mascil/ink to be the stars! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  And see what is new with Clear Scraps by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; inks: Ranger; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Welcome Pumpkin Wood Pallet

Hello Clear Scraps friends! 

It's Maya here on the blog today. Since fall is just around the corner, I would like to share a fall home decor piece featuring the pumpkin medium DIY pallet shape and 6" fall leaves stencil.

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▼ I started by using a sanding stick to polish and smooth the wood surface.

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▼ Next, I decided to paint the pumpkin pallet with acrylic paint in cream yellow.

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▼ After the paint dried, I punched holes on the edge of the pumpkin pallet using Crop-A-Dile punch tool from We R Memory Keepers.

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▼ Then, I bought out my Distress Ink and a blending tool to add brown color to the edge.

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▼ I cut a long piece of twine and tied a knot on one end. Starting from the left bottom hole (or start from any of the bottom holes),  I threaded the twine following clockwise and tied another knot at the last hole. Below are the finished looks of both front and back sides.

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▼ Using Distress Ink and the blending tool along with a 6" fall leaves stencil, I blended brown ink on the stencil to add some patterns to the background. After the brown ink dried, I added another coat of orange ink to give the patterns a two-toned effect. I also added a little orange ink for the outer edge of the pumpkin pallet. Last, I wrote "WELCOME" on the center of the pallet by using brown acrylic paint and a paintbrush.

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Close Ups

Thank you for stopping by today! You can see all of the wood pallet shapes by clicking HERE. Have a blessed day!

Additional products used:
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (walnut stain); Ranger Distress Oxide (ripe persimmon)
- Ink Blending Tool: Scrapbook.com
- Adhesive: Aleene's
- Punch Tool: We R Memory Keepers
- Paper Flower: Hobby Lobby


Football Helmet Shaker Card

Hi!  Maureen here, getting ready to cheer on my alma mater this Fall in some football!  There is a special guy in our family who has a birthday this month, and he L-O-V-E-S his football.  I thought it would be nice to make him an interactive card to celebrate the start of the season AND his birthday!

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This project requires very few supplies and comes together quite easily!  Perfect for those last minute events, right?  I'm starting with a white card stock sheet, cut at 4.25" by 5.5" and folded at the top.  Next, I've cut strips of green card stock at 4" in length by .75" wide.  These strips get placed evenly down the card base, starting from the top, leaving a little white in between.  Those become the yard lines!  Make sure to start at the top so if you are off on your spacing you can trim your card down later.

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My next step is to use the Mini Helmet Shaker as a focal point.  The possibilities are endless for colors with this shaker!  I happen to know that his favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles, so I've done the colors in green, black and white.  I found a metallic green paper as a background which looks just like a helmet!

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Now, to assemble the shaker I've traced my metallic paper with the bottom chipboard piece (this is the back side of the paper), then cut it out.  This I glued to the bottom piece.  Next, I layered the chipboard layers on, then sprinkled in some Wedding Sequins.  I applied the acrylic piece next, making sure to remove the protective film.  And my final piece is the top helmet layer, painted in black acrylic paint.  All pieces are glued with a clear tacky glue to eliminate smudges.

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Across the helmet, I've used a clear tacky glue to apply a die cut message to the helmet.  I've also die cut numbers in a white card stock to apply to the bottom edges of my yard lines.  These numbers happen to be the age of the 'birthday boy' and I think all sorts of milestone ages would be great for this card.  I decided to add a stamped football at the bottom too, with an old stamp I had around.

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What other ideas would you do with this fun Helmet Shaker?  I hope you had fun with this card project like I did!  Go team (until next time)!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  black paint, green card stock, metallic green card stock, happy birthday die cut, number dies, black and white card stock, football stamp.


Give Thanks Autumn Home Decor

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm here to share an Autumn Home Decor project with you. I love the fall season and all colorful changing of the leaves. I'm using Clear Scraps Wood Rectangle shape Click Here for my base.

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These wood pieces come in a 3 pack and in a variety of different shapes to choose from. You can add paint, pastes, inks and sprays to create the look you want. 

For my project today, I chose to cover my wood rectangle with a vellum sheet with foil accents.  The collection I'm using today is Prima's new Pink Autumn collection. I cut my vellum sheet to measure 10 x7 7/8 inches. I used a Clear vellum adhesive or any clear glue you prefer. 

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Next I took some metallic copper cording and adhered all around the edges of my wood base. I like using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. 

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From my stash, I took one of the Clear Scraps  chipboard frames that was leftover from my chipboard pieces. I rubbed some metallic wax with my finger, over the top of my chipboard frame piece. This gives it a nice metallic shine. Then I took one of the journaling cards from the collection, and glued it to the back of my chipboard frame. 

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Now add some foam tape to the back of your frame and adhere it in the center of your wood piece. This will be my main focal point of my design.

Next I choose some embellishments, like chipboard stickers, ephermera, leaves and foliage and arranged where I wanted. Did some fussy cutting and inked the edges of my pieces. I chose a sentiment from one of the papers and added some foam dots to the back. I adhered the sentiment at the top of my frame. I tucked some leaves on each side of my sentiment piece. I added pop dots to the back of my fussy cut flower and adhered it onto my sentiment card. I took a chipboard blessings sentiment and glued this at the bottom of my frame. I glued my matching butterflies onto the inside of my frame. I like to add some glitter to my butterfly wings and centers of my fussy cut flowers.  

Here's some closeups:

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To finish off my project, I took a piece of gold tulle tied knots on both ends and adhered to the back of my wood piece using hot glue. Now it's ready to hang!

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I hope I have inspired you today and you'll want to start creating your own home decor project for the fall season! Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafty supplies and see what's new! Until next time, Happy Crafting and have a great week!

Other Supplies used: Prima Pink Autumn collection, Prima metallic wax- Aged Brass, copper cord or twine, Gold Tulle, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, foam tape, pop dots, Tim Holtz Distress ink-Rusty Hinge, Stickles glitter-Diamond 


Dallas Cowboys Circle Pallet

HiYa,

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

The football season has officially kicked off as the season opener was last night - Cowboys V defending Super Bowl Champs Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

I have found in the past few years that I REALLY like football! Who knew! LOL! So when my hubbie asked what I wanted to do for my birthday, I asked to go to Frisco for the Cowboys Training Camp. 

I wanted to make something as a reminder of the trip and that would feature a photo of my hubbie and I on the trip.

I thought the Medium Circle Pallet would make a good base and the size was just right to sit on the shelf in our game room...

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I started by tracing the circle on the back of a Cowboys printed paper. I cut it out slightly outside the outline. 

I measured the width of the top pallet piece at it's widest and cut that much off the top of the circle. I repeated those steps with the middle and bottom pallet pieces. Then I glued all the strips on and used the Large Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper from the edges...

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I painted the Enjoy the Journey XL Wood Quote with white paint. When the quote dried, I adhered sticker footballs over the "o's"...

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I painted the Small Deco Frame with silver paint and embellished with cowboys stickers...

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Then I just had to add the photo and glue it all together.

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog, please come back soon to see what wonderful projects the other designers have for you!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 

Medium Circle Pallet

Large Sanding Stick

Small Deco Frame

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Silver and White Paint, Cowboys Printed Paper and Stickers


Good Morning Pumpkin Wood Pallet

Hello Clear Scraps friends!  Is your social media feed full of pumpkin spiced coffee advertisements yet?  There are lots of coffee places advertising the tastes of Fall right now!  Since it is the season for PSLs...I thought I'd join in on the fun by making a sign that you can display at home, nearby your home beverage area.  Perhaps it will inspire you to set up your very own Fall coffee bar!

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I've started with the Pumpkin Wood Pallet shape and painted a base coat in a cream colored acrylic paint.  I actually applied 2 coats here - one as a base, then I sanded the pallet nice and smooth, and then another coat.  I find that sanding after a first coat helps to give it a more even texture faster.

Next, I've taken the 6" Houndstooth Masking Stencil and sponged an even pattern of a sage colored stamping ink across the surface.  I was sure to line up the pattern both vertically and horizontally so it was nice and straight.  Let this ink dry thoroughly.

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With a forest green and pumpkin colored paint, I chose a few of the houndstooth patterns to hand-paint over.  In retrospect, I would have invested in some stamping inks to do this instead, because painting over these required a steady hand.  These required a couple coats.  If you mess up, don't worry!  You can always go back over the lines with the cream background color again!

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To paint the stem and give it some dimension, I started with the forest green as a base.  I then dipped a small brush into the cream color paint and brushed most of the excess paint off.  Choose a couple spots to dry-brush this on as dimensional lines, then let dry.

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While this part of the project dried, I prepared my Mini Shaker Coffee Cup by separating the pieces and painting the top chipboard piece the same forest green.  Next, I traced the cup onto a Fall plaid paper, and cut out the shape.  This becomes the background of the shaker, and I glued this to the bottom chipboard piece.

To assemble the shaker, I layered a chipboard piece over the bottom, then sprinkled in some Fall Sequins inside.  Next came the acrylic clear shape (make sure to remove the film!), and then the green top piece.  Finally, I traced the shape of a matching houndstooth card stock that was the inspiration for my color scheme, and glued it to the middle.  I left out one of the supplied chipboard pieces intentionally because...well, you never know when you might want another coffee-themed project! Glue all these layers together - I use a general clear tacky glue from my local craft store.

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The lid is another piece of card stock, in black.  I took a toothbrush and a fine mist of white acrylic paint to it to give it a speckled appearance.  Glue this to the top.

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Now I was ready for the vinyl message.  I chose 2 different fonts on my electronic cutting machine, and applied them to the pallet.  If you've not done this before, the steps are quite easy.  After you print, pull the excess vinyl off your cut.  Then weed out any small pieces with a weeding tool.

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Next, rub some transfer paper over the top.  This ensures your message will stay straight when you apply it.  Pull the backing off the message and be careful to go slowly.  If it doesn't stay, rub it down again or use your weeding tool to loosen it.

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Finally, rub the message on to your Pumpkin Pallet and gently pull off the transfer paper.

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My final touches are to glue the shaker on to the side of the pallet and set it up in an easel.  It is so cute next to my collection of coffee mugs! 

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My additional products are below...I hope this project will give you the 'morning motivation' you need this Fall.  See you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:

Acrylic paint:  pumpkin, forest green, cream; Distress Oxide in Sage Green; Recollections Harvest Paper in Plaid; black card stock; burlap ribbon; black vinyl and electronic cutting machine (Cricut Joy)

 

 

 


Wood Card Vintage Sewing Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vintage sewing album created with Blank Wood Card for the front and back covers and Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments used as the focal on the front of the album! I layered the two dress forms together to make one embellishment with some really good dimension. If you're a sewing fanatic, you'll love this! I cut four pages for the inside of the album and embellished the front and back of each page, leaving plenty of room for photos and/or journaling!

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The front and back covers of the album were created with Blank Wood Card. In addition to the stamped and painted Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments on the front, I used a vintage button, charms, ruler ribbon, and elements from the digital accessories. I used digital sewing journal pages and accessories on the covers and all the pages. The edges of the covers and pages are inked with distress ink. The inside of the front and back covers are painted with chalk paint and each has a spool element from the digital accessories. All four of the pages on the inside are embellished with digital journal pages. They also have folders that open, flaps that open up and out, and pull-outs - all embellished with elements from the digital accessories along with stamped and die cut buttons, and all with plenty of room for journaling and/or photos. I did a little ink splattering with a fan brush on each page, trying not to over-do it because I love ink splatters, lol! And finally, I tied two ribbons on the binding rings with crafter's cord. Here are shots of the front and inside cover, front and back all pages, and the inside and back cover.


Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments
Small sanding stick

Other products used:
Teal, brown, ivory, pink and tan cardstock; rubber stamp, clear stamps and dies, and digital journal pages and accessories; green ink, brown distress ink, variety of circle punches, corner rounder, chalk paint, stamp positioner, binding rings, ribbon and crafting cord, vintage button, charms, distress collage medium, die cutting machine, fan brush, green and pink sparkle embellishments

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Hey Pumpkin Fall 3D Frameables

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana here and I'm back  to share a 3D Frameable home decor project perfect to kick off the Fall season! Have you seen all the new 3D Frameables from Clear Scraps? The possibilities are endless and so many different styles to chose from. For my project today I'm using Clear Scraps Deco Frame and Base Click Here  and Fall Pumpkin Word N Shape Click Here

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First off we'll be working on our two bottom base pieces.  I'm using Carta Bella Hello Autumn collection to decorate my 3D Frameables. I chose 2 coordinating papers and traced around each bottom base and cut them out. Then taking my x-acto knife I carefully trimmed around all the edges. With my sanding tool I smoothed out any rough edges. Repeat the same steps with your smaller base piece. Make sure you mark and cut all the inside slots making sure your word/fall pumpkin pieces snap in and out easily. I used Beacon 3 in 1 glue to adhere both base pieces together, making sure my slots line up evenly.

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Next take your pumpkin shape and paint with some orange acrylic paint and add green paint on the stem. Make sure to paint the sides of your pumpkin shape.  For my Fall words,  I used Finnibair rust paste and using a stiff brush and pouncing motion I applied the rust paints over my letters in layers. This adds texture to your letters. Let dry.

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Take your top Deco frame and a coordinating paper you desire and repeat the same steps as you did previously with the base pieces. Smooth around all the edges.  You may add a photo to the back of your frame if you desire. Then taking your glue, adhere the top Deco wood frame to your frame base.  Making sure all your edges line up evenly.

To finish my pumpkin, I wrapped some twine around the stem a few times. I took a piece of green wire and wrapped around a pencil to curl my wire. I stuck the wire piece with some glue behind the twine. Added a sticker flower and a crystal gem in the center. To finish off, I glued one of the chipboard pieces to the center of my pumpkin shape. 

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To finish off my project, I added a few embellishments to the bottom of my frame. And glued a flower in the upper right corner of my frame. 

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Now slide all your pieces in place and you've got the perfect Fall home decor piece to display in your home!

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Here are some closeups!

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I hope I have inspired you today and you'll check out all the new Clear Scraps 3D Frameables available to purchase on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Thank you so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! Don't forget to share your projects with us on our Clear Scraps Facebook Creative page! Till next time, Happy Crafting! 

Other Supplies used:

Carta Bella Hello Autumn collection, Finnibair rust paste in Orange, brown and gold, crystal gem, wire, twine, orange and Shamrock  acrylic paints, Distress or sanding tool, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Prima flower. 

 

 


3D Frameables Class at CKC San Marcos

Howdy! Tami here!

For those of you in the South Texas Area the CKC Convention at San Marcos September 9-11 may be of interest to you.

After a few years absence the convention is BACK! I will be teaching a class using Clear Scraps' 3D Frameables.

We will be making the Deco Frame and Base as well as 2 themes - Fall and Welcome - to use with the frame. The class is being offered both Friday 9/10 and Saturday 9/11...

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If you would like to just pick up a class kit; please feel free to do that. Other than your basic supplies, everything that is needed is included in the kit. The class kit also includes directions with full color photos.

You will also get a bonus project sheet. You can purchase the Home theme at the Just Crop Booth at the convention and use the printables to embellish a 3rd theme to use with your frame.

Online registration for CKC San Marcos ends on 9/6, so if you plan to attend and want the discounted price on classes and crops, plan to sign up soon.

I've also been working on the door prize bags. I used 2 of Clear Scraps' 6" stencils - Doily Mat and Zinnia - along with pigment ink to embellish plain kraft bags...

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I sometimes loosely outline stenciled designs as I like the hand drawn-look it gives a project. 

I felt like the designs needed the definition to add some PoP and stand out against the kraft background.

I'll be filling the bags with door prizes from Clear Scraps, Just Crop and Beacon Adhesives.

I hope to see you there! 


Woof & Bone 3D Frameable

Hola,

Tami here on the blog with you today.

I have a project using one of the new 3D Frameables that I would like to share with you. It features one of the new themes too: Woof & Bone...

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Since I have 2 boys, I don't get to do too many scrapbook layouts or home decor projects that are "girlie". Pink and flowers are not often choices I reach for. But my mom's dog, Sox, is a girl so... let's break out the frills!

I started by painting the large base with silver paint. I painted the ends of the small base with pink paint. Then I cut strips the width of the space between the slots of the small base and adhered them. I left the pieces at the front and back longer and then filed them even with the edge. I like the look of paper on the base, but it does take a little bit of work to remove it from the slots. Cutting strips seemed to be a good way to avoid that.

Next, I adhered a printed paper to the frame and filed off the excess using the Large Sanding Stick. I also covered the bone with a coordinating printed paper...

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For the "Woof", I painted the "W" and the "F" pink and the paws - "o's" , with silver paint. The paws didn't look finished, so I outlined the letters and then backed the paws with coordinating paper...

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I used chipboard letters to add "Sox" to the bone and outlined them to match the letters on "woof". 

To finish, I added a flower at the center of "sox", a group of flowers at the upper left of the frame, some paper flags and a tag...

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If you haven't checked out the 3D Frameables line yet, take a peek. New designs for the upcoming holidays have been added!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 

3D Frameable Square Frame & Base

3D Frameables Woof & Bone Word n Shape

Large Sanding Stick

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Silver & Pink Paint, Printed Papers & Tag, Paper Flowers, Chipboard Letters and Black Rhinestones


Gather 3D Frameable

Hello friends!  Jennifer on the blog today!   It's unofficially fall and I'm so ready for it!  This is one of my favorite times of the year because of the bright colors on the trees as well as creating fall themed projects! Today I have one of the new 3D Frameables to share today! 

 

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I began by taking the Gather-Wagon Wood N Shape and painting both with white acrylic paint.  I did not worry about my coverage being perfect since I  am going to be adding another medium. 

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I set aside both to dry (which does not take long at all).  To the wagon, I  applied a very light coat of crackle effect to the surface. Again, I did not worry about complete coverage. 

 

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I set the wagon aside to dry and painted the the bottom oval base stand in orange chalk paint. I also used the same paint to color the edges of the Deco Art base frame. I did not fill in the center as I would be adhering my photo in this spot. 

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Taking the Deco Frame, I affixed different patterns using my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive.  I then trimmed excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife.  Finally I smoothed the edges using a sanding tool  

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I  repeated the same steps for the top oval of the base frame. I will usually add a thin line of acrylic paint around the edges. For this project I chose for the wood to show through.  

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After ensuring my white acrylic paint was dry, I brought out my Distress Oxide Inks to blend yellow and orange over the top.  I focused on creating lighter color at the top to give the word a two-toned effect. 


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I again used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix the two base ovals together ensuring each slot is lined up.  You can also see that the Deco Frame Base has an extra lip for inserting into the slots.  

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I added stickers and die cuts to my frame to accent but did not want to overpower the frame.

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Once my crackle effect was dry, I lightly painted the surface of the Wagon with brown acrylic paint. I love the distressed look!  I  added paper flowers as well as pumpkin die cuts to "sit" on the back of the wagon. 

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And here is a close up of the Gather word with the Distress Oxides.  The nice thing about the 3D Frameables is that you can mix and match pieces to suit whatever theme/holiday you want! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts,  stickers: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; crackle effect: Martha Stewart; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; flowers: Recollections; misc: sanding tool , x-acto knife


Featured Designer Sandy Diller: Blessed Heart Printer Tray Frame

Hello, it's Sandy Diller here today with my first project using Clear Scraps great products.  Our family  recently had a lovely addition.  Baby Violet was welcomed into the world in June and so loved by all. I wanted to share this Heart Printer Tray that has been filled with photos of her with people who adore her.

 
 
Each tray comes with 1 - chipboard back, 3 - chipboard cutouts and 1 - acrylic divider.
 
 
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I began this project by first stacking and gluing 2 of the chipboard coutouts together.

Next came paint - I chose a light green to go with the paper I plan to use.

Next came the photos cut to fit the openings.
 
 
The heart was traced onto 12" X 12" scrapbook paper and then cut out and glued to the front of the single frame.
 
 
The section with the photos was attached to the solid backing then covered with the acrylic piece.  
Be sure to REMOVE the protective film from both sides as shown above.

 
The papered frame was then added to the acrylic covered heart.
 
 

For a finishing touch the  Blessed Chipboard Script Word Title was painted and then added along with some paper flowers.

 

We are truly blessed,
Sandy
 
 

Sunflower Circle Printer Tray Frame

Sunny greetings to you, Clear Scraps friends!  Maureen (Mo) here with a cheery craft today.  I am such a big fan of sunflowers - besides being my favorite color, they have such a big, bright blossom and bloom any time of year.  I've planted them for several summers now, and love that they bloom right as Summer turns into Fall.  I thought I'd share a project to celebrate this time of year with all of you!

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I've started with the Circle Printer Tray Frame because the round face reminds me of a big sunflower.  I thought it would be a great idea to get the pictures of last year's crop off my phone and preserve them in a frame.  Last year was certainly a year to create our own sunshine, that's for sure - and these were spectacular! 

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I took the top layer of the frame and traced a black card stock circle, then painted the trim black.  I decided to remove a layer in the final assembly because my ending version was going to hang on a wall, and I didn't need the extra weight. 

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Next, I cut several petals on my electronic cutting machine in a gold card stock - about 40 in all.  Any die cut in a similar oval shape would work well.  I dusted the edges of these petals with a black ink and sponge.  Then, I took the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil and sponged more ink in the middle of each petal.  I only sponged a section in the middle - no need to fill the whole space.

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Time for assembly - I glued a layer of petals on the base of the Circle Printer Tray chipboard base, leaving space in between each petal.

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The next layer overlapped the first, but with these petals, I pinched the middles first to make the flower more 3D.  Once these are dry, take the black card stock circle, and glue it to the middle of the flower.  If you want, this is also a good time to glue in your ribbon hanger as a sandwich in between the chipboard and the card stock.

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It was time to add the pictures - after laying them out in the spots I liked, I drew a faint line on the photos using the trim of the tray as a guide.  Then I cut the excess pieces off.  I adhered these using an adhesive tape to the back of the trim, getting it ready to place down on the black card stock base of the flower.

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This next chipboard layer of the frame set the pictures over the black circle.  With the remaining open areas, I started to lay out the sayings that I cut from my electronic cutting machine.  A clear glue adhesive worked well to stick them to the black card stock.  Then I prepped the frame for the next layer.

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Here's another close up of the die cut phrase - it reminds me of chalkboard handwriting!

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The final steps in layering the tray were to adhere the clear acrylic cover with a clear glue, then slip a wired checkered ribbon in between the acrylic and the top black chipboard frame piece.  Once dry, I formed a bow with the loops of the ribbon.

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I decided to hang this frame in my front foyer, along with all of my other "budding" collections of sunflowers.  I'm really excited about how easily this came together.  A great weekend project to instantly add color to your home! 

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Would you try something like this in your home?  I hope you enjoyed this project - make sure you check out the other Printer Tray Frames available on the Clear Scraps site too!  Thanks for stopping by!

Other supplies:  black paint, clear Tombow glue, black and white checkered ribbon, black ink, gold/black/white cardstock, cutting machine or oval die cuts, photos, twine (for hanging).

 


Welcome Baby!

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today and share a baby card idea I hope will inspire you! I love making handmade cards and I think baby cards are so fun to create. 

For my card I chose Clear Scraps Girl Cloud chipboard embellishment. Click Here 

The papers I chose are from Prima Marketing Heaven scent collections one and two.

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We will be decorating our chipboard embellishments first. Cut apart your chipboard elements and save the outer frame for a future project. Take some white acrylic paint and a pain brush and paint your cloud white. You may need to add two coats of white paint. Let dry. Then take a sponge dabber and apply blue chalk ink along the edge of your cloud and the inside surface, leaving some white paint showing through to resemble a real cloud. Then cover your two star chipboard shapes using Finnibair sparks paint-Dragon Fly.  After your stars dry, apply some Luna paste -Golden Sand over the top of each star. This gives your stars some sparkle! I painted the girl letters in light pink and the pieces of chipboard hanging off the cloud, I covered with chalk ink Old Rose. 

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Now we are ready to create our card! I started with a 8x8 card base. I love creating larger size cards so you have more room to add embellishments! I cut my base paper to 8x8 and adhered to my card. Then I chose another coordinating paper for my next layer. I cut this paper slightly smaller and adhered on top of the first layer, using foam tape. I love adding layers and dimension to my cards. Next I cut out a welcome baby journaling card and adhered towards the top of my card.

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I fussy cut out a few images from the leftover papers to use to decorate my card. After I was happy with the placement of my card elements and chipboards,  I adhered to my card. I added foam dots to the back of my fussy cut images and chipboard cloud piece, before adhering to my card. The stars I adhered onto my card using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. To finish my card, I applied some Stickles glitter to the baby's bow and ribbon. Adhered some Prima crystals in scattered areas on my card. I added a puffy sticker sentiment towards the top right and a vellum empherma tiny bird to the bottom right corner of my card. I also adhered a tiny Prima flower to the top of my parachute!

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Here's acouple closeups of my card

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I hope you have enjoyed this project today. Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your crafty creations with us on our Clear Scraps Creative Facebook page. Don't forget to check out what's new on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Till next time we meet, Happy Crafting!

Dana 

Other Supplies used: Finnibair Sparks Paint Dragon Fly, Luna paste Golden Sand, Stickles glitter Stardust, foam dots and tape, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Prima Marketing Heaven scent paper collection, 


Aloha Hibiscus 8x8 Layout

Aloha, Clear Scraps Friends!  It's Maureen (Mo) with you today, sharing a little bit of the islands with you.  Hawaii has to be the most beautiful place to take pictures, and even more fun if you scrapbook!  I have an 8" by 8" scrapbook layout for you today that is clean and simple.  Knowing this photo of my husband and I had a lot of color and dynamics, I wanted my layout to bring out the beauty of the picture with a simple color scheme. 

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I'm working with the Hibiscus Border Stencil on this layout...this flower is such an iconic part of Hawaii, it needed to be a part of my page.  I also have hibiscus plants in my backyard, so you might call me a bit of a fan! 

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I took a really simple approach by tracing the hibiscus on to an ombre-colored piece of card stock, cut to a 7" by 7" piece.  I'm using a thin, black gel pen for this.

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Next, I took an 8" by 8" piece of black card stock, and once again traced flowers with the Hibiscus Border Stencil.  This time, I've taped it off the edge of the page, just slightly.  This will give it a layered look later.  I'm using a white gel pen for this piece.

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To assemble the page, I've taken the ombre-colored page and set it off slightly to the right, then secured with adhesive tape.  The photo is matted on black card stock, and attached to the upper corner of the ombre paper.

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My flowers needed a really subtle focal point, so I'm also using the Wedding Sequins from Clear Scraps, which are a perfect black and white color combo.  I like the matte colors of these, and took a tweezers with some clear glue to secure them to the middle of the hibiscus flowers.

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For my title, I searched my Cricut library and found a sketched pen-drawn title with "aloha" in the phrase.  I think the pen drawings give this an older, more natural feel to the page.  I used the same ombre paper again for the title.  After cutting this out, I attached it to the bottom of my page with foam tape for a 3D effect.

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What other types of sketch-style projects could you create with the Clear Scraps stencils?  I think the possibilities are endless!  A big "Mahalo" for joining me today - until next time!

Mo (Maureen)

Other supplies:  Watercolor paper, black card stock, foam tape, Tombow clear glue, black and white gel pens, Cricut library (Aloha keyword)

 


Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort Road Trip

Hey, everybody! Leslie here, sharing a project documenting a road trip to Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort with a group of friends back in July 2010. I used the Scallop Circle Printer Tray Frame which I painted with green chalk paint. Hubby and I rode the Tail of the Dragon twice on two different motorcycles. We rode the Harley on our road trip with our friends, and my best friend from high school and college trailered our Honda VTX so we could ride it on the Tail also. What fun we had! This printer tray frame is the perfect product to document our amazing trip!

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I painted the top layer of the Scallop Circle Printer Tray with green chalk paint. The nice thing about chalk paint is that it dries fairly quickly. I stamped texture all over the layer in brown ink, let it dry and then applied another coat of the Spanish Moss. When it dried there was just a tad bit of the texture stamping showing through which I thought looked cool. I cut some striped patterned paper for the center area of the frame and printed a little summary of our trip on white cardstock, and adhered them to the back. 

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I printed the six photos I wanted to use, trimmed them and adhered them to the back so they'd show through the apertures. Working from the bottom up, I glued the second and third layers together and glued them to the back. I removed the protective film from the back side of the acrylic piece and glued it down. I removed the protective film from the front side of the acrylic piece and glued the painted top layer down. 


I added punched elements, stamping, bling, die cuts and my St. Christopher pendant (the one I wore on all of our rides over the years) to the outside of the frame for interest. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Scallop Circle Printer Tray

Other products used:
White, brown and green cardstock; patterned paper, clear stamps, cling foam stamps, green chalk paint, brown ink, dies, punches, craft glue, distress collage medium, glitter alpha stickers, clear stamp block, gemstones

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Golden Paradise Beachy Acrylic Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog to share a Summer Beachy Acrylic Album project. I'm using Clear Scraps Acrylic Wave Slimline album. Click Here

I love the Slimline design and wavey edge that gives this album a unique style! We'll also be using Clear Scraps Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments Click Here

To begin our project, cut apart your chipboard embellishment shapes. Save the outside frame from your chipboard. We'll be using it later. Sand off any rough edges. I took some beige cream colored acrylic paint and applied to my sanddollar chipboard shape. Let dry. Then I applied some Ultra Sparkle paste( Golden Sand) over the top. Set aside to dry. Take your starfish chipboard shape and cover with some Gold Crackle paste. Set aside and let dry.

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Now we'll start working on our acrylic album. I recommend peeling off each page as you go along. That way you won't accidentally scratch your acrylic. To adhere your papers to your album, I recommend using a clear adhesive or vellum tape. Remember to only apply adhesive where it won't show through to the other side. 

The papers I chose to use for this album are Prima Marketing Golden Coast collection, along with puffy stickers, ephermera and crystal gems. Cut all your papers to measure 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, leaving a edge of the acrylic visible on all 3 sides. Be sure to punch holes before adhering your papers onto your acrylic page.

Page 1: I took a 3x4 journaling card and scored 1/2 inch on the left and adhered to the top left side of my page. I made a pocket at the bottom of my page. Added an ephermera heart and tucked a small journaling card inside of my pocket. 

Page 2: I added a cream photo mat measuring 4 x 3 3/4, and a puffy shell sticker and some gems.

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Page 3: I made another pocket page, with a punched border at the top. Add one of the sentiments from the ephermera pack and crystals. 

Page 4: I made a flip page measuring 3 & 1/2 x 8 inches, score 1/2 inch on the right side and adhere to your page. You could add a photo inside. Took a journaling card, added foam tape to the back and adhered centered on my flip page. Glued a Prima flower on top. I stapled a sentiment at the top. 

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Page 5: I took the frame from our chipboard and covered it with some silver Washi tape. I added a photo to the back of my frame. Then adhered onto my page. Added another sentiment and puffy sticker heart at the top. Glued a Prima flower on the lower left corner of my frame. Pop dot an ephermera piece at the bottom of my page. 

Page 6: After adhering my paper, i added another punched border on the right side. I took some of the 3x4 journaling cards and waterfall them on my page. Took the anchor ephermera piece, added a foam dot and adhered to the bottom of the page. Then add a Prima crystal.

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Page 7: I cut a piece of paper 4 & 1/4 x 4 & 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right, punched a hole at the bottom before adhering to the page. Added a puffy seahorse stickers and some gems. A bit of glitter to my shell. Add a sentiment at the top. 

Page 8: Made another pocket with a border and tucked a few ephermera cards inside the pocket. Pop dot an ephermera piece on top of my pocket. Prima crystals at the top of my page to finish.

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Now to decorate the cover of our album, take another journaling card, add some foam tape to the back and adhere in the center. I took my Starfish chipboard piece and cut it in half. Tuck one piece behind your journaling card on the upper right corner and the remaining piece on the bottom left corner. I took the chipboard sand dollar, added some foam dots to the back and adhered over the bottom right corner of my journaling card. I tucked a shell ephermera piece behind my sanddollar with foam dots. The gold seahorse I glued over part of my shell. At the top I glued some Prima flowers, and palm leaves. Fussy cut acouple shells from my leftover paper. I tucked them in between the flowers along with a puffy and ephermera heart. I glued acouple pearls onto my flower petals. I brushed my flower petals with a bit of Luna paste Golden Sand. Added a few crystals. To finish my album, I added 3 metals rings, tied some pink, white and coral blue tulle onto my metal rings, and added a shell charm!

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Here are a couple closeups:

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I hope you have enjoyed my project and I have inspired you to make one for yourself. I think it's the perfect way to showcase all our summer vacation photos!  Thank you for stoppung by the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here to see all the new styles of Slimline albums available to purchase. Until next time Happy Crafting!

Dana 

Other Supplies used: Prima Golden Coast collection,  Stickles glitter Diamond, foam tape and dots, Finnibair Hold crackle paste, Luna paste Golden Sand, border punch, 


Texas Boot Shaker Tag

Howdy!

Texan Tami here on the blog with you today! 

I have been wanting to design a project using Clear Scraps Mini Boot Shaker.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of great shaker designs, but being from Texas, the boot held a special appeal.

I collect lots of vintage "junque" and have a box dedicated to Texas stuff. So I pulled it out and started playing.

I decided to make a tag thinking I might use it as a cover to a mini album later on.

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I started with one of Clear Scraps chipboard tags from the Chipboard Tag Album. You get 4 tags in the pack, so you can use them all together for a mini album or create separate projects with them.

I was trying to figure out what to use for the base of the tag - what to cover or alter the chipboard with. I had some felt that was embossed to look like leather. I thought about using that, but decided to emboss the chipboard instead!

I found a plate that resembled designs found on leather and ran the tag and plate through my machine. You may have to play with how to "stack" your pieces to get them to run through your machine...

I inked the chipboard with a base color, then added accents of a lighter color. Make sure to press hard to get the ink down into the nooks and crannies and cover the entire surface...

To make the embossing stand out, I lightly ran over the tag with a dark brown ink to hit the raised embossed areas. I also distressed the edges and inked the top boot frame with the same ink...

Here's a closeup pic of the embossed and inked tag...

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For the background for the boot. I decided to use a piece of a vintage Texas map that I had. I positioned the boot frame over the map so I could position San Antonio in the foot. I traced around the outside of the boot with a pencil. I cut it out slightly inside the line, then adhered it onto the back piece...

I assembled the shaker. I thought about putting sequins or something inside it, but decided I liked the look of just the map background...

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Next, I wanted to incorporate the Chicken Wire Chipboard Embellishment, 'cause it's TEXAS ya'll! 

I inked it with a few different inks to mimic rust, then added accents with a silver metallic rub...

I had some Texas themed stamps, so decided to add a quote and make a mini tag to hang from the top. I stamped them in brown ink on some light kraft colored cardstock. Then cut them out and distressed the edges...

Then it was time to layer it all up and adhere the pieces to the tag. I also gathered a few other bits to finish embellishing the tag with...

I used 3D Dots stacked up to adhere the Lone Star bottle cap like a concho to the boot. I cut strips from a bandana to tie the tag with. I tied bows from bleached jute and denim threads to add to the center of the bandana knot. I tied a cowboy hat charm to the end of a safety pin, then used the pin to add the mini tag.

Thanks for visiting today; I hope you enjoyed the project and can incorporate some of the ideas into your own projects!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps:

Mini Boot Shaker

Chipboard Tag Album

Chicken Wire Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Ranger: Oxide Inks, Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Paper Wings Productions: Stamps, Embossing Plate, Vintage Texas Map, Lone Star Bottlecap, Jute, Bandana, Denim Threads, Cowboy Charm, Light Kraft Cardstock

Tools: Pencil, Scissors and Embossing Machine