Guest Designer Amberly Hoffman-This Is Us Wood Frame
June 03, 2023
Hello everyone, guest designer Amberly here with a fun mixed project using the This Is Us Wood Desktop Frame, yet I chose not to use the stand.
Hello everyone, guest designer Amberly here with a fun mixed project using the This Is Us Wood Desktop Frame, yet I chose not to use the stand.
Hi all, it’s Jennifer Kirks. I wanted to share another project that I did using the 3D Frameables Word N Shape Heart and Family Wood Pieces.
First I added Gesso to all wood pieces.
Next, brushed brown acrylic
paint over pieces. Then I added misc flowers to the heart and base. I then applied some crackle paste to the large wood block in a few corners to give it texture. Finally, I glued the heart and “family” to the wood block.
Additional products used:
Clear Scraps 3D Frameables Heart and Family Word N Shape
Happy summer everyone! Are you ready? Nature is calling and I must go!! That’s why I grabbed the Mixables Mixed Envelope Album! It’s like I was thinking to send letters from camp!
Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share one of the brand new releases from Clear Scraps! I love the Shiplap Shapes and the Beehive Shiplap Shape comes in small, medium, and large! This is so cute for home decor especially for spring or summer time!
I began by using yellow acrylic paint thinned out with some water. I wanted my yellow to be a little more muted. I applied my paint to the top and bottom of my Beehive Medium Shiplap Shape.
I set my Shiplap Shape aside to dry while working on my Mini Shaker Shape! The Bee Mini Shaker is the perfect accent to the Beehive! I started by covering the chipboard base with patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I trimmed away excess paper with scissors and followed up with my x-acto knife and sanding tool.
Next, I painted the top chipboard frame and the edges of the two inside frames with black acrylic paint.
Once I adhered my two inside chipboard frames, I was ready to add some coordinating sequins. Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered the acrylic overlay. I used clips to secure my Mini Shaker while drying.
Using the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil and Crackle Paste, I used a spatula to apply the paste across the top of my Shiplap Shape.
Here is a close up of the end result! It doesn't have to be perfect and you can apply your paste as heavy or light as you prefer. I used a circle punch to add a spot of orange in the center of my "sun".
I adhered my Bee Mini Shaker Shape to the Shiplap using my Beacon Adhesive!
I then added some coordinating tags and accents next to my photo!
Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can see everything new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, sticker, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Scrapbook.com, Beacon; paint: DecoArt; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; hole punch: We R Makers; sequins: SpiegelMomScraps; misc: jute, x-acto knife, sanding tool
Hi Craft Friends!
Dana here. I've got a mini album project idea to share. I hope you find it helpful and you'll try making one for yourself. I'm using Clear Scraps Chipboard Baking Album Click here Isn’t this album cute? I love the rolling pin! You can use this album horizontally or vertically, whichever way you prefer.
To start, we'll be decorating the chipboard rolling pin first. The papers I'm using are from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Berry Fields collection.
I chose a wood grain paper to use on my rolling pin handles. I recommend using Beacon glue when working with chipboard. It has a strong bond and won't curl up. I traced around both handles and cut out both pieces. Then glued both pieces onto the handles. Taking my x-acto knife, I trimmed away any excess paper. Then using my Distress tool I smoothed any rough edges. Then I inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I took another coordinating paper and repeated the same steps as we did with our rolling pin handles, however make sure you mark and punch out your 3 holes on your rolling pin before gluing down. Here how it should look:
Set your rolling pin aside for now, and chose some more coordinating papers to use to cover all your album pages, including the front and back covers. I left my tabs bare but you could cover with paper if you chose to. Be sure to punch your holes on the sides and ink your papers before gluing down. Here's a photo:
For the tabs, I cut some of the matching rub-ons from this paper collection, cut out and adhered onto the tab areas. On acouple tabs, I adhered some scrap papers instead of rub-ons. Here's a photo using the rub-ons.
Now we can start decorating our front cover. I fussy cut out this cute mason jar, inked along the edges and added some foam tape to the backside and then adhered onto the front cover. I added a chipboard sticker Sweet along the top, acouple heart stickers in scattered areas at the top. Here's a closeup look:
Page 1: I cut a floral paper measuring 5 x 3 &1/4 inches to use as a pocket. Using a border punch and some white cardstock, I punched this border and adhered along the top edge of my pocket, before gluing it to my page. I cut acouple Journaling cards and 1 tag from the tag sheet. I threaded some yellow jute cord through the hole on my tag. For my Bee card, I glued a Bee ephemera piece at the top along with the Bee-U-tiful sentiment! For the mason jar Journaling card I stamped a sentiment onto the front. Then tucked all 3 pieces into my pocket. Here's a photo of my cards:
I added a few enamel dots onto the right side of my pocket and added a sticker sentiment "Grow" on the left side.
Page 2: I took a few strands of light green jute cord and glued along the top of my mason jar. Then added a flower brad on top! You could add a photo or recipe card on the center of your mason jar if you like. I added a sticker sentiment to my tab area. Here's a closeup photo!
Page 3: I created a waterfall with 3 small Journaling cards, scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered on my page.
Page 4: I cut a photo mat from white cardstock measuring 4x4 inches. I cut a portion from my rub-ons sheet and adhered on the right side of my photo mat before adhering onto my page at an angle. I added a strawberry chipboard sticker at the top. I took one of the ephemera cards and stapled it at the top before adhering on my page! Here's a closeup!
Page 5: I trimmed down a larger Journaling card and scored a 1/2 inch on the left side before adhering in the center of my page. I applied some of the matching washi tape at the top and bottom edges. Then added a heart brad at the top left corner.
Page 6: I left bare because I just love the image on this paper so I didn't to cover it up! But you certainly could add a photo here. Here's a photo!
On the back cover, I just adhered the same red striped paper. I also cut out the letters" Fresh" and adhered onto the front of my rolling pin. To finish my album, I took some red, light green and yellow ribbons and threaded through all 3 of my holes on my album, then tied each ribbon into a bow! Here a photo of my finished album!
I hope you enjoyed my album project and will grab your crafty supplies and start making one album for yourself. These make great gifts!
Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and see all the newest products and chipboard albums to chose from. Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We love to see your crafty creations! So please share on our Facebook Creative page!
Until next month, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies Used:
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Berry Fields collection including rub-ons, Brads, enamel dots, 12x12 and 6x8 paper pads, score board, paper trimmer, Beacon glue, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Distress tool, x-acto knife, Ribbons, jute cord,
Summer is just about here, and for many of us, it has us dreaming of the beach or pool! Welcome to the Clear Scraps blog today - my name is Maureen and I have a fun project to decorate your door just in time for the start of Summer. It's an assortment of decorations you can use to decorate a door wreath!
My main focal point is centered around a beach ball I painted on the 6" Small Shiplap Circle. What a fun weekend project this was! I decided to go with bright colors that I knew would match the ribbon in my wreath. Start by base-coating your circle in a white paint.
Next, I'm taking a pencil and tracing the shape of a circle in the corner to be the end of the beach ball, and then drawing lines to the edges to look like the colorful sections of the ball. I just followed a pattern on Pinterest for this.
I chose some colorful paints to paint each of these sections in, and they match my ribbon choices too. Once dry, do a second coat as needed. While I was painting, I also picked out the Hello XL Wood Sentiment to paint in a green paint, and the flip flops from the Word n Shape Summer Flip Flops set, done in a bright pink.
Let this dry completely, and then trace the lines of your beach ball with a black permanent marker. This is a good cheat for a black painted line!
After that, I'm using a sponge applicator in a circle shape to add the white paint dots. I'm also doing this technique for the flip-flops too. With the flip-flops, I've glued on some ribbon as the straps, and as they dried I held them together with some clothespins.
Details that I added to the wood items are as follows: a black marker line around the white paint dots with a couple extra dot details, a line of black marker on the "hello" sentiment, and a white line on the sentiment also. When this is dry, make sure to spray it with a clear finish to protect it outside.
To attach these items to my wreath, I glued a ribbon on the back of each wood piece, then tied it to my wreath. You also could use hot glue and adhere directly to the ribbon, but in my case I could change them out later if they start to fade.
This was a really fun change of pace for me! I hope you also enjoyed the project. To learn how to do the wreath, I recommend searching for ribbon wreaths on Pinterest or YouTube. Enjoy and make a splash this Summer, everyone!
Supplies: wreath shape and ribbons (see Pinterest for ideas and directions), acrylic paints in assorted colors, Sharpie black marker, matte finish spray, sandpaper as needed, small ribbon and hot glue to attach
Hi there everyone! Laura here with you today to get you started on those summer projects! Memorial Day is right around the corner, and the picnics, vacations, pool time and all kinds of fun in the sun is coming our way! The Clear Scraps Changeable Frames are a great way to share those summer memories with home decor!This project starts with the Base with Scallop Frame in the 3D Changeables collection from Clear Scraps. There are several fun options for the bases and you can choose your fave. You can find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE. One of the best part of this collection is the ability to mix and match the bases/frames and the word and shape that you'd like!
They are super easy to put together too! You can mix it up by using paint, ink, stain, pretty paper, time to get creative!
Here I used patterned paper for the bottom layer on the base, just trace, cut out and glue down. The same paper was used to carry that pattern thru to the background in the frame. I kept the top layer of the base with just acrylic paint, but I brushed a bit of contrasting paint around the edge. I did this around the paper layer as well. It gives it a nice finished look.
The Clear Scraps coordinating Word n Shape Summer Flip Flops was used and "summer" painted with yellow acrylic paint, and the flip flops with blue brushed with green (the reverse of the base). A couple of flower add a little fun texture and color to the flip flops.
The frame was painted green as well, and then it was embellished with some fun summer themed stickers and cut outs. The summer square and the stickers in the lower right corner were all popped up with foam tape. Always fun to give a project a little more dimension! It's all ready for a favorite picture from our vacay!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Clear Scraps: Base with Scallop Frame, Word n Shape Summer Flip Flops
Other: Acrylic paint: yellow, green, blue, Echo Park Sun Kissed collection, flowers, foam tape, glue.
Summer is here and it's getting me in the mood to work with bright yellows and other bold colors, just like that warm sunshine! Hello everyone, it's Maureen with you today. Have you tried out any projects yet with the 3D Frameables by Clear Scraps? These kits are so easy and make an amazing gift that you can create yourself with little effort! Plus, it's easy on your wallet too!
I had this photo of my college best friends just waiting to get added to a frame, so I decided to work with the Base with Square Frame kit and the Word N Shape Friends and Flower add ons. I really wanted to work with a paper kit that I've had laying around for this project, so I've also chosen a PhotoPlay paper kit with it's bold black and yellow tones.
My first step is to trace out the papers I wanted for the base, and then use a sharp blade to cut out the strips in the middle. These are glued to the top. You can also use decoupage! I've done the same with the frame and glued that on to the front.
Next, I've painted the stem of the flower green, and the back of the frame black, so there is a finished look to the project. For the top of the flower, I've layered 3 levels of a die cut flower in a yellow paper from the paper set I chose. These are given dimension by rolling them with an embossing tool in the middle to allow the leaves to stick out a bit. I finish it off with some black dots using a marker.
For the phrase "friends" I've painted it on both sides in a black acrylic paint. Then, after it was dry, I covered it in white paint dots. I did this using an embossing tool also - these are handy tools to have in your craft room!
My final touches are to add a couple of the sticker embellishments from the set, such as a cute little bee and the phrase on the "friends" sentiment. I believe this is ready for gifting to one of my besties!
What types of homemade gifts do you make? I invite you to check out the ideas we have on our Clear Scraps Pinterest Inspiration board too! Supplies used are below. Thank you for joining me today!
Supplies: PhotoPlay Tulla and Norbert Bee paper collection; black, green and white acrylic paint; embossing tools; flower die cuts; glue or decoupage.
Hello crafty friends! Its Jennifer here on the blog to share a fun and easy project with you! It is graduation season and the Printer Tray Frames are a wonderful way to showcase your favorite graduate's photos! Using the Square Printer Tray Frame, I used pictures from my own daughter's high school graduation two years ago. These also make for great gifts!
Using the Graduation Hat Mini Shaker Shape as the main accent of my Printer Tray Frame, I included my daughter's school colors in the sequins. I then affixed my Shaker using pop dots after assembling.
I trimmed my photos to 4x4 inches and backed them to one of the two middle chipboard frames of the tray. I then added coordinating stickers and accents!
I painted the top chipboard frame with black acrylic paint to match my papers. I also cut patterned papers to fit a few of the squares without photos and added stickers.
Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered my pieces together to assemble my tray. I find this adhesive works best as it dries quickly and won't warp or yellow the acrylic.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Printer Tray Frames by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; paint: DecoArt; enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs
Hello Craft Friends!
I'm Dana and I'm here to share another May project! Are you a pet owner? We got a new puppy last summer. We adore her and treat her like one of the family. She truly spoiled rotten! Lol
So today's project features one of the cute Clear Scraps 3D Frameables! Clear Scraps has a variety of different 3D Frameables to chose from. Click here I'm using the Word and Shape "Woof/Bone" Click here and matched it up with the Base and Frame Deco! Click here
The papers I chose to use are from Simple Stories "Pet Shoppe" Dog collection.
To begin, I took my Woof words and some acrylic paint Red, Orange,Green and yellow. I painted each color on the letters and paws. Set aside to dry. I painted the Bone shape using acrylic white paint.
Next I removed both of the bases and chose 2 coordinating papers from the paper pack. (You could paint your wood bases if you choose)I traced around each base, cut out and glued my paper to each of the wood bases. I recommend using Beacon glue since it has a strong bond and works well with wood. Taking an xaco knife, I trimmed away the excess paper from my wood bases including the 3 slots on each frame base. Then taking a Distress tool or sanding tool, I smoothed any rough edges. I applied some Distress Ink Rusty Hinge along the edges. Then glue your bases together making sure your slots line up perfectly. Set this aside to dry.
Now take your top frame piece, and trace, glue, trim and Distress along the edges as we did previously with our wood bases, and inside section of your frame.
Next I chose a photo trimmed to fit and adhered to the backside of my frame. Then glue your top frame to the frame base making sure to line up the edges evenly. The bottom will slide into the slot on your wood base.
Now you can add any embellishments like stickers and ephemera pieces to decorate around your frame. I adhered some ephemera doggie paws to my bone. My Woof words, I glued a small heart on top of the "F" you can add as many embellishments as you want. I slipped a small ring into the hole of my Ephemera Bone embellishment and glued at the top of my frame!
Here's a closeup!
I think these are so much fun to create! I hope I have inspired you to make your own 3D Frameables project and showcase your favorite furry pet!
Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to check back soon and see what our other Design team members have created to inspire you! Check out the Clear Scraps website Click here and see all the new products and crafty supplies available.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, Distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Simple Stories Pet Shoppe paper collection and Ephemera.
Hi everyone! Laura here with you today sharing a cute home decor project that is a simple way to display a favorite family memory.
The base of this project is the Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape. This is a great shape for any project you might choose. There are a lot of shapes to choose from in the Clear Scraps store as well. You can find them HERE. I used some pretty patterned paper to cover it. Next, I used gray paint to create a lid area at the top, and I brushed this with a bit of black paint to create some shading.
I tied a bow around the top to add a little extra something. A couple of journal boxes, one with a nice quote, and one as a background for my picture were matted on black cardstock. This was just the perfect touch to fill the space above the Clear Scraps Family Mini Shaker.
The top frame was painted with white acrylic paint. The back of the shaker was traced out onto the polka dot patterned paper, cut out, then glued down on the back layer. Then each frame layer was glued down until the acrylic layer. Before that I added some of the Clear Scraps Spring Sequins Shaker Filler, then peeled off the protective coating off each side of the acrylic, and lastly the top painted frame piece. Add one of your favorite pictures of a special family moment, and it's a great little home decor piece that you can display anytime.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stop back soon to see more fun projects ideas and inspiration!
Clear Scraps: Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape, Family Mini Shaker, Spring Sequins.
Other: Acrylic paint--white, gray, black cardstock, organza ribbon, Cocoa Vanilla These Days Collection.
I don't often get to make wedding cards - as many cards as I create, that one doesn't come up that often. Hi, I'm Maureen with you today, and I have a fun project just in time for the Summer wedding season. I've created a wedding card that is sure to stand out to your recipients as a unique creation!
My first step is to take a 5" by 6.5" white card and stencil it using the Clear Scraps Floral 1 Border masking stencil. With this tool, I am using some Distress inks in various pastels, and shading the leaves and then the flowers across the left edge of the card. You can add dimension by dusting 2 different shades of an ink on the white space as you go.
Next, I'm tracing the & Chipboard Embellishment in a pretty blue floral paper and cutting it out with a detail scissors. Before gluing it on the chipboard, I dust the edges with a little black ink, to give it a rustic look.
Then it was time to dig out some assorted die cuts in my stash! I love sunflowers, so I chose a couple different sizes of die cuts and did coordinating colors in a green polka dot paper, along with yellow card stock. These are adhered to the front of the card in the corners. The & embellishment is then glued on over the flowers.
Sentiments came next, and I once again dug through my stash. I had the "always" and "forever" phrases from a Valentine's set and cut them out in coordinating white and blue card stock. These were glued together and secured to the front of my card.
My final addition was to add some blue-green twine up in the corner of the card, which I tied in a bow and glued into place. My card is now complete and I really love the look of the Summer floral theme without it being a typical pink or black type of wedding card.
What would you create with the "&" sign? I think sayings like love and marriage, hugs and kisses or even peace and love would be great ideas for a fun saying. I hope you enjoyed this quick project today! Thanks for joining me and see you next time!
I’m so excited about this first post!
I started with putting the box together and added some gesso. When that was dry I went in with acrylic paint and mixed some colors together (with white) to get a more soft look.
After the paint was completely dry I used a stencil from Clear Scraps with pink crackle paste and added some unicorn embossing powder.
To finish the box off I added some design paper (masterpiece design)
Then it was time to start working on my first Memory-Dex Card!
I just love love love the acrylic!
First I peeled of the foil on both sides and then added alcohol ink (ranger) and made a rainbow of colors. I also splatterd with gold ink to add some extra interest
Once the alcohol was dry I added some embellishments (pretty little studio) and a photo.
I hope that I could have inspired you to bring out all the colors!
Hello Craft Friends!
Happy May! I'm Dana and I created some more Memory-Dex Divider Cards for the DIY Wood Box I created last month. Click here
Today I'm using Clear Scraps Rounded Tab Acrylic Click here House's Acrylic Click here and Regular Acrylic Divider Cards Click here
You can see all the newest Memory-Dex Divider Cards and Wood DIY Boxes here Click here
When working with acrylic, I recommend using a clear adhesive and keep in mind when decorating your Divider Cards, whatever paper or embellishments you use, will show through on the opposite side. I also peel off the protective film from both sides one card at a time, so I don't accidentally scratch my acrylic.
The papers I used to decorate my Divider Cards is Simple Stories Flea Market collection! I like to use a variety of different embellishments and just have fun!
Card 1: I cut a small Home Journaling card down to size and adhered in the center. Adhered some washi tape along the bottom edge and added acouple tiny heart stickers. On the edge of my acrylic card, I applying some pink pigment ink.
Back side: I adhered a ephemera sentiment piece and set of pillows using foam dots and the lamp chipboard sticker.
Card 2: I cut a scrap paper and adhered across the middle of my Divider card. I adhered some washi tape along the top edge. I cut out a small game journal card and glued onto my card. Using foam dots I adhered a matching game sticker, Game nite sentiment stickers.
Backside: More washi tape, chipboard chair, sentiment and TV ephemera piece. Small brad at the top! Then applied some teal pigment ink along the top edge of my card.
Card 3: I cut down to size a small journal card and glued in the center. Added a photo, sentiment sticker at the bottom edge and a few enamel dots on the left side. One larger brad on the acrylic tab. These cards are a great way to display treasured photos!
Backside of my card: I adhered another small journal card, photo and sentiment sticker! Then applied some pigment ink around the edges.
Here's another look at my Memory-Dex Divider Cards!
I hope you enjoyed my project today and will purchase some Divider Cards and get Scrappin! You can see all the newest products available from Clear Scraps Click here
Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! I'd love to see how you decorate you Divider Cards and Boxes. So please share on our Facebook Clear Scraps page!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies Used:
Simple Stories Flea Market Paper Collection, Paper trimmer, Pigment Ink in Pink, and Teal, Clear adhesive tape, Simple Stories Flea Market Brads, Stickers and ephemera, scissors, Diamond glue.
Hi! This is Jennifer and I'm sharing my first project for Clear Scraps using the 3D Frameables Square Frame with Base!
I painted the base and frame with white gesso. Then I glued the frame together on the sides and bottom (leave top open to insert picture).
I then cut a piece of cheese cloth and adhered it to the base with a gel medium.
I used some textured paper to give the impression of a net and used the gel medium to adhere around the base of the frame.
I grabbed some sea glass, beads, sand and small shells by Mudd puddles along with some larger shells and starfish I had and adhered them to the base.
I added crackle paste around the edge of the frame and added more shells, sand and sea glass.
Thanks for looking! You can find all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
-Mudd puddles glue
-Sand and sea glass by Mudd puddles
-3 in 1 glue
-Brown acrylic paint
Hi there all! Laura here with you today to share a little inspiration for creating your Memory-Dex box!
I shared earlier about the address box project I've been working on. If you'd like to see more about that, the blog post with that project can be found HERE. You saw a peek of the acrylic pieces in that particular post, so thought I'd share a bit more on how they were created using the Clear Scraps Regular Tab Acrylic Dividers 3pk.
The alcohol inks are a GREAT medium to use with the acrylic pieces! Clear Scraps carries so many different options in acrylics including 12x12 sheets which are fun to work with! The new Memory-Dex cards are no exception. Different shapes to use for different projects so you can choose what speaks to you and your creativity! You can make your own work of art!
When creating is often a great option to work with 3 colors. You could mix about anything you'd like, but I try to go with something that blends well. For this project I used this soft greenish color, and then added in a blue-green and blue. As you see in the picture, just squeeze a few drops of ink on to a sponge applicator, and then "pounce" the ink onto the acrylic card. It spreads out on its own to create this cool look. Then the sky is the limit--you repeat the same process with the other 2 colors and just keep adding until you like the look. You can add more of the same colors on top of what you already did and the colors will continue blending.
You can see after adding all the different layers of ink, it looks so blended and cool! It's such a fun medium to play with, if you haven't had the chance, give it a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Clear Scraps: Memory-Dex, Regular Tab Acrylic Dividers 3pk
Other: Adirondack alcohol inks--Citrus, Stream and Sail Boat Blue, sponge applicator, gray cardstock, patterned paper, Bella Blvd Alpha.
Hi Everybody! It’s Juli here with my first piece as a Guest Designer for Clear Scraps! I used a Wooden Phone Stand from Clear Scraps!
They have ones with cutouts, scallops and acrylics ones too! See them all here: https://www.clearscraps.com/category_s/110.htm
To create this cute cottage core inspired holder for my kitchen, I started by covering the main part of the stand with a vintage childrens book page, using craft glue.
Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer back on the blog to share another fun mini album with you! It is finally May and that means time to travel! Using the Scallop Acrylic Album, I documented a recent trip to DC with my husband! I set my pages vertical which is a a nice perk about Clear Scraps albums!
Here is a close up of my front cover! I decided to leave my acrylic bare but you can color it using paint or alcohol inks!
For the inside of my front cover, I added a small spot for journaling as well as added some embellishments! Each page is around 3 1/2 inches and cascades into a larger size as you go.
I used wallet sized photos for my book as they fit best! Each is matted onto white cardstock before adhering with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.
For this page, I created a sort of waterfall with two photos using white cardstock. I stapled a tab at the bottom so the picture could be "flipped up".
I added a journaling spot on the underside of my top photo and added some small embellishments.
Here, I created a pocket with photo tags from a trolley tour I took by myself. I adhered vertical wallet sized photos onto pre-cut tags before inserting them into the pocket. I then added some journaling and a date stamp on the outside of the pocket.
The city was decorated for the Cherry Blossom Festival and I caught a photo of this cute sign!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the acrylic albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brad, enamel dots, chipboard stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; bakers twine: Whisker Graphic; journaling pen: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; date stamp: Wild Whisper; tiny stapler: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: thread, chrome book rings.
Hello Craft Friends!
It's Dana here! Today I'll be creating an easy and cute card idea for you. I'm using Clear Scraps Swirl Butterflies chipboard embellishment Click here and one of the Scallop Chipboard album pieces Click here to create my card. The papers I'll be using are from Rosie's Studio "One of a Kind" paper collection. I'll be inking my papers and embellishments using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.
To begin our project, I took a 6x6 inch case base. I cut and covered the front of my card, with a striped patterned paper. Then I cut apart one of the Swirls Butterflies chipboard pieces from the frame. I also chose one of the chipboard scalloped tags to use. You can save your other chipboard butterfly and Scalloped album pieces for a future project.
Take your chipboard butterfly embellishment and trace onto a coordinating paper. Then cut out and glue onto your chipboard butterfly piece. I painted the antennas on my butterfly using acrylic Black paint. Set aside to dry.
I traced and covered my scalloped album tag piece with another coordinating paper and glue onto the front. I recommend using Beacon glue when working with chipboard. It's creates a strong bbond.i trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife and smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool.
Next I like to plan out the other embellishments I want to use for decorating the front of my card. I don't glue anything down until I'm happy with their placement. Using foam dots on some of my embellishments, adds dimension. I applied some foam tape to the back of my scalloped tag piece and adhered on the left side of my card. I added a border sticker at the bottom edge. Then trimmed off any excess sticker. I applied acouple enamel dots to my butterfly chipboard piece to resemble eyes. I applied a few enamel dots at on the bottom right corner of my card. Here's a closeup look:
I glued a settlement piece and some puffy heart stickers at the top along with acouple puffy butterfly stickers. Here's a closeup photo:
The rainbow/sun/cloud ephemera piece I adhered using foam dots. I applied a clear enamel dot over the sun's face to add dimension. Then adhered acouple more enamel dots over the top holes on my tag. Here's a photo:
Here's my finished card:
I hope you are inspired and will grab your craft supplies and start making some Happy Mail cards to send to your friends! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your craft needs. Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog!
Until next month, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies Used:
Trimmer, Beacon glue, xaco knife, Distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, foam dots, foam tape, enamel dots, Diamond glue, Clear enamel dot, Rosie's Studio One of a Kind paper collection, ephemera, puffy stickers, black acrylic paint.