Sparkle Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello friends and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a fun, easy home decor project I created using the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape!  If you like to create your own Christmas decor or give personalized gifts, the DIY Pallets are the perfect size. 

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I began by painting the top two slats of my pallet with chalk paint in red.  You do not have to use chalk paint but it does go on nicely and dries fast. 

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I then used black chalk paint to color the top of the pallet as shown.  I tried to follow the curve of the Bulb as best as possible but you can also use a round object in your stash as a guide. 

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned papers to the bottom slat of the pallet. I cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and healing mat.  I then used a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges.  I did add a thin coat of red chalk paint to the outside edge. 

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To decorate the front of my pallet, I used the 4x6 Sparkle Stencil with Staz On Black Ink and Glitter Gel.

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Last, I punched a hole in the top left of my pallet and strung jute through to hang.  I attached buffalo plaid ribbon and a bell to accent. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all of the Clear Scraps DIY Pallet Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers:  Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; ink: Tsuneiko; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, ribbon, jute, bell, x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


Featured Designer Hazel Estibeiro: Sunflower Wood Card Mini Album

 Hello its Hazel to share another project with you! Here I have used the Hearts Wood Card and 6 Inch Sunflower Mascil stencil from Clear Scraps.

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I have used Orange chalk paint to colour the bases and let it dry.
 
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 Here I have used Gesso and the sunflower stencil to enhance the front and back of the base.
 
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 I used spray colour over the gesso to enhance the sunflower.
 
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 I have used scrapbook papers from my stash and stuck them using Tacky Glue on the inner base of the album
 
 
I have also used flower embellishments  to form pockets to hold a photo,tag or note holders as shown in the picture.
 
 
 On the top cover of the album below  the round embellishment I have used the heart shape wood covered with pink scrap paper and then stuck the emblishments over it. I have also used ribbon to tie the birch wood base together to form a mini album.
 
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Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

 

 

 

Products used are:

 

1.  CSWDChearts wood card 3×5 hearts.

2.  CSSMsnflowers :Sunflower 6×6 stencil.

3.  Lindy’s bling_y_blonde

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   4. iCraft chalk paint and

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        my craft stash.

Happy Crafting 💕

 

 


Featured Designer Melly Art: Mini Mixable Dainty Album

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping in!  Its Melly Art and I’m sharing my final Guest Designer project with you.   I’m using the Mini Mixable Dainty 3.5 x 5 Album

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   Once I chose the photos the wanted to use, and the collection, this came together so fast.  I used photos of one of my sisters and her family from their annual photo session.  They went so beautiful with the Cocoa Vanilla These Days and Daydream collections.

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   The front acrylic piece, I used a double sided 3x4 card and adhered it on the backside with the phrase showing through.  I kept it simple and just added a fussy cut frame and butterfly, and a flower and leaf from the ephemera pack, and some pretty sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

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   For these two, I kept one side decorative with some cute phrase pieces pop up with some foam tape, hearts, and more sequins.  The other side I added a photo, the year, another frame and butterfly. 

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The boys!   I wanted to keep with the butterflies and flowers,  but not crazy, cause they’re boys.  So I used the ombré paper end that pulled out the yellow from their shirts, and the blue and green butterflies.  Still pretty and goes with the flow of the book, but not so pink and girly. 

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  The Girls!  The used the same ombré paper, but used the more pink end of it, also pulling in the yellow so it flowed with the other pages.  With this one I added more flowers and butterflies, cause why not!  I also added more sequins and puffy sticker words.

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  The back page, I used the wood grain paper, and another phrase piece and turned it into a shaker.  Using the same sequins, and some small fussy cut flowers that all move around.  Instead of using metal rings, I used some pretty ribbon to tie it together.

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I love how this project turned out.  The photo and collections worked perfectly! 
  I’ve had so much fun designing these 3 months!  I hope to be able to come back again as a guest and share more fun inspiration for you!   Until than you can me on Facebook. Melly Art or on Instagram @melly.Art.creates
  Happy crafting! 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christmas Nativity Wall Hanging

Hello Clear Scraps friends! This is Maya here on the blog today. How was everyone's Thanksgiving holiday? Can't believe Christmas will be here in a month and today I'm sharing a Nativity Wall Hanging for this holiday season featuring the flower wood shape. Let's check it out!

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▼ I started by laying the wood shape on patterned paper, tracing it with a pencil, and cutting it out with scissors. Then, I applied tacky glue to adhere the cut-out piece to the wood shape as the background. The papers and ephemera I used for today's project are from the Echo Park Paper with the Away in a Manger collection.

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▼ I also cut out a circle from a patterned paper and added it to the background.

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▼ Then, I used these stickers from the collection to decorate around the wood shape for the Nativity scene. Adding the depth to the layering, I used double-sided adhesive foam to adhere the ephemera to each layer. 

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▼ For extra touches to the background, I used Pops of Color with white color to add some dimensional accent.

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▼ Last, I punched two holes on the top of the wood shape using the We R Memory Keeper punch tool and tied a piece of twine through to finish the project.

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Thank you all for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the Christmas decor shared today. You may check HERE for all the wood shapes from Clear Scraps. Have a wonderful week!

Additional Products Used:
- Papers & Ephemera: Echo Park Paper (Away in a Manger Collection)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue & Scrapbook.com Double Sided Adhesive Foam
- Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Punch Tool


Nativity Advent Printer Tray Display

Hello everyone!  This is Maureen - I hope you are having a great start to the holiday season!  In our house, we celebrate Christmas as the time of Jesus' birth.  We typically do a traditional Advent calendar, with candles and a wreath.  Since the first of December is upon us, I wanted to do something that would be on display in my house too, so I came up with an Advent calendar made with the Clear Scraps Small Rectangles Printer Tray and the Mini House Shaker.

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I'm starting by base coating the top layer of the tray in white.  While this dries, I've chosen a light blue Christmas background paper and glued it to the back of the tray base.  

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Next, I'm layering the pieces of the tray on top and gluing down the edges.  Here is where I had some fun choosing some spots for my Nativity vinyl pieces to put down.  Knowing where you want these to go first was like having a map of my art, ha ha!

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Once I decided where the vinyl should go, I added some white plastic snow and mixed in some other blue and white confetti pieces in there.  I wanted the backdrop to sparkle like the images.  Then, I did the same with the mini shaker, and adhered the clear acrylic on top of both pieces.

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Now, I cut my pictures using images from the Cricut design library.  If you prefer a different electronic machine or even die cuts, this would work as well.  I've also written the words we celebrate each week out and cut those from my machine too, in a black sparkly vinyl. Each week is represented with the words Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.

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Attach the vinyl to the top acrylic piece before you lay down the final white border.  All these are glued on with clear tacky glue.  I've also glued the mini house shaker to the top left edge of the printer tray, and added my Mary, Joseph and Jesus here.  What a perfect option for a stable!

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Now, I needed some windows for my Advent calendar.  I'm using squares I cut from a scrapbook pad.  On the backs of these squares, I'm going to put messages like Bible verses or prayers to reflect for a few moments each week when I remove them. These are clipped to the tray and removed each week.

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The next step is to hot glue some binder clips to the edges of the white border.  Make sure these are secure before you put the squares of your paper pad on.  It may require a second coat.

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Your Advent calendar is ready to be put on display!  This printer tray was perfect!  The vinyl applies so very easy and looks really special.  I intend to remove a square each week as we reflect on the joy of Christ's birth.  What will you make this year to celebrate your special holidays?

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Thanks for visiting!  Check out the Clear Scraps site for all the cool printer tray styles...perhaps you can make a calendar too!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  Christmas scrapbook pad (Martha Stewart), hot glue, binder clips, black vinyl and an electronic machine (Cricut), assorted stamps

 


Christmas-Tree 3D Frameable

Hello friends! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  It is officially the Christmas season and today I'm sharing one of the new 3D Frameables using the Christmas-Tree Word N Shape.  The 3D Frameables are perfect to showcase favorite photos and you can switch out the Word N Shapes as well as the frames.  

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I covered the Scallop Frame and Base as well as the Tree in my Word N Shape with different patterned papers.  I cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and sanding tool.  

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Again using my Beacon, I adhered the two oval pieces of the base together as shown.  

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I applied white acrylic paint to the Christmas Word as well as the Frame base. 

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Then using Distress Oxide Ink in Lucky Clover, I blended ink into the bottom edge of my word. 

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Next, I secured my 4x4 photo to the back of my frame using double sided tape. I then adhered the two frame pieces with Beacon Adhesive.   I find that using clips to hold the two pieces together as the adhesive dries is helpful. 

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I affixed stickers and smaller embellishments to the frame as well as the tree.

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I did add white acrylic paint around the edges of the tree giving it a distressed look. I wanted it to have a bit of a snowy effect.   I did the same on the frame and base. 

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Here is a close up of the Christmas Word with the blended distress oxide. 

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Thank you for reading today! Hope this inspires you to create with the 3D Frameables!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, buttons:  Crate Paper; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; Distress Ink: Ranger; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


Easy July 4th Card with USA Chipboard

Hi everybody! Leslie here, taking a break from the Autumn/Fall and Christmas projects to share something a little different. This July 4th card features our USA Chipboard Embellishment. I love all things Americana and this chipboard embellishment was just the ticket for a super easy Independence Day card! 

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I cut a standard size A2 side-folding card base from ivory cardstock along with a layering panel from patterned paper, and rounded the bottom right corner. I adhered the patterned paper and a trimmed piece of patriotic ephemera to the left side, and added a piece of skinny red washi tape at the seam. I adhered medium blue and red cardstock to the back of the USA Chipboard Embellishment and then ran a black alcohol marker around the outside edge. I adhered the chipboard to the card front along with scrabble tiles from my ephemera stash to complete the front.

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I cut the inside panel from ivory cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front and a piece of skinny red washi tape. I stamped the sentiment in blue ink and layered the panel on red cardstock.

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Clear Scraps products used: 
USA Chipboard Embellishment

Other products used:
Ivory, red and medium blue cardstock; patterned paper, patriotic ephemera, clear stamp set, black alcohol marker, blue ink, corner rounder, paper trimmer, glue, skinny red washi tape

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie



Clear Scraps 3D Frameables--Country Christmas Reversible Frame

Hey there everyone!  Laura is here to share a holiday project with you today!

The project I'm sharing can be used for Christmas, and/or winter--all the details below!Clear Scraps_3D Frameable_Country Christmas Reversible Frame(1)This cute frame is one of the Clear Scraps 3D Frameables!  Did you know you can mix

and match which frame and which inserts you'd like to use?  For this projectI used the

Base with Square Frame choice and the Word n' Shape Christmas Tree.  Great to keep this

frame neat and classic looking with the red, black and white.  The base, frame, and the word

Christmas, were painted with black or red acrylic paint.  Then I used a sponge to dab white

 paint around the edges and on the top of the word to give it a frosty winter feel.  It's hard to

see in the picture, but there is a sprinkling of sparkle on the white of the word also.  Then

the tree was traced onto buffalo plaid, cut out and glued on.  I added a picture, the word

merry, a couple of enamel dots, and it's done!  Or is it?.........

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frame into place, I decided to keep this reversible!  The slots in the base are nice and snug,

so if you want to change things up you can!  It also makes this type of decoration super

easy to store!  I just covered the back with the same buffalo plaid, and added one of the

awesome Clear Scraps Mini Snowflake Shakers!  It was painted white and glittered up as

well, and I added the Winter Sequins and Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix from the Clear

Scraps store.  Want to see the other great mixes and sequins available, look HERE!

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So easy to flip flop, or it just looks great front and back no matter where I put it in my home!

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These frames make great gifts for friends, family, grandparents, teachers, anyone on your list!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: 3D Frameable: Base with Square Frame and Word n' Shape Christmas Tree,

Mini Snowflake Shaker, Winter Sequins, Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix.

Other:  Buffalo plaid paper, black soot distress ink, acrylic paint-black, red, white,

stickles, Bella Blvd alpha puffy stickers, enamel dots, adhesive.


Autumn Days Acrylic Layout

Hello my Crafty Friends!

Dana here! The leaves are changing and full of color! Cool Chris days of Autumn are upon us.  I have a layout project to share today in memory of my mother. I'll be using Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 sheet Click Here and Maple chipboard branch Click Here 

Using the acrylic sheet creates a sturdy base and create a unique one of a kind layout! You can use a variety of inks, stamps or rub-ons as I'm using in this project. 

First off I chose a patterned paper for my background.  The papers I'm using are from 49 & Market Vintage Artistry "In the Leaves" collection. I cut down to to size leaving a 3/4 inch of acrylic visible. Before adhering your paper to the acrylic,  you must peel off the protective film on both sides of your sheet. Now adhere your paper centered on top of your acrylic sheet. 

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Now taking some rub-on images I applied in scattered areas around the edge of my acrylic sheet layout. 

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Now take your Clear Scraps Maple Branch chipboard embellishment, remove the staple and then I applied some of my favorite Finnibair pastes in Gold, Brown and Rust using a stiff brush and a pouncing motion to apply my pastes to the branches,and leaves. I love the texture it creates. Let dry. Then I cut apart acouple of the leaves from my chipboard branch. We'll be using these leaves in scattered areas on our layout. 

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Next I chose a 5x7 photo as my main focal point, and adhered a chipboard sticker frame on top of my photo using foam tape. I also applied foam tape along the edges of the frame before adhering to my layout. This adds dimension. I chose a ephermera sentiment flag and applied to my frame with foam dots, at the upper left edge of my frame.

Now decide on what embellishments you want to add to decorate your layout. I used some vellum pieces, another ephermera sentiment, and some butterflies. Take your Clear Scraps Maple branch and apply around the bottom of your layout using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I applied some of my vellum pieces hanging over the acrylic edge of my layout. Then added some epoxy dot stickers along the top edge and right side of my layout.

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Here are some closeups:

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I hope I have inspired you today and you'll give these acrylic sheets a try when creating  your next layout! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! We appreciate you and look forward to seeing what you create! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your craft supplies and see what new products we have to spark your creativity!

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies used: 49 & Market Vintage Artistry In the Leaves papers, rub-ons, stickers and ephermera. Foam tape and dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Finnibair Rust pastes, Brown, rust and Gold, epoxy dots, stiff paintbrush.

 


Christmas Gnome Shaker Card

Hello hello, Clear Scraps friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a festive Christmas card featuring the mini shaker gnome. Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Can't believe Christmas will be here in a month!

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▼ I chose the cardstock with size 5" x 6.5". I started by adding the brick wall stencil on top of the card, securing it with low-tack tape, and then adding the Oxide Distress inks (festive berries) on the card with the round blending tool.

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▼ For the gnome shaker, I started by tracing the base on patterned paper, cutting it out, and adhering the cut-out piece on the chipboard back as the background. Next, I adhered two layers of chipboard forms to the back, placed the confetti and some sequins, and glued the layer of the acrylic divider. For the chipboard top, I painted the beard in white and the hat in red with acrylic paint. After the paint dried, I adhered the chipboard top to the shaker by using tacky glue.

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▼ Here is the finished look of the Christmas gnome! It's just so cute!

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▼ To decorate around the card, I used the stickers & ephemera from the Echo Park Paper with My Favorite Christmas Collection.

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Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the shaker card shared today. You may check HERE for all the shakers from Clear Scraps. Have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!

Additional Products Used:
- Papers & Ephemera: Echo Park Paper (My Favorite Christmas Collection)
- Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (festive berries)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue & Scrapbook.com Double Sided Adhesive Foam
- Tool: Scrapbook.com Blending Tool


Fall Slimline Acrylic Album

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share another one of the fabulous Slimline Albums with you!  I love the fall colors and creating projects all about autumn!  For today's project, I used the Scallop Acrylic Slimline Album and am going to show you the techniques I used!  

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After removing the protective film from both sides, I applied four different colors of alcohol ink to the front cover.  I began by applying the lightest color (yellow) at the top followed by using the darkest (rust) at the bottom. Alcohol ink will dry quickly on the acrylic which is a nice quality! 

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Using the Scallop Chipboard Borders, I painted one with white acrylic paint followed by a coat of crackle effect. 

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After my crackle effect was dry, I applied a light coat of chalk paint in green.  You will notice the white acrylic paint shows through and gives a nice distressed look. I then used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to Adhere my Chipboard Border to the front cover of my album. 

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I used the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to accent my album. I painted the chipboard frame with white acrylic paint and covered the base with patterned paper. I then added die cut and chipboard hearts to "fill" the jar.  Last, I added some bakers twine to the top. 

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For my inside pages, I cut 4 x 11.75 inch patterned paper for my background and added spots for journaling or photos.  With the Slimline Albums you have plenty of room to add multiple photos or extra embellishments (or lots of both)!  

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I love to layer my embellishments around journaling...here I plan to list favorite things about fall.  

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For this page, I created a pocket to insert journaling cards.  I attached tabbed stickers with a stapler for ease of pulling my cards out of the pocket. 

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For the next two pages, I used chipboard frames that were in the collection I used to hold future photos.

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For my last page, I  simply used cardstock as a place holder for a future photo.  I often like to place another pattern under my photo to add color as well as dimension. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Slimline Albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers and frames, brads, die cuts: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; alcohol ink: Ranger; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; crackle effect: Martha Stewart Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings. 


Fall Decor with Pumpkin Stencil

Hola!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today with another Fall project to share with you.

Is your house all decked out in fall colors? Are you hosting Thanksgiving Dinner? Do you need a table decoration? Or if you are attending rather than hosting Thanksgiving, do you need a gift for your hosts?

This decor piece is quick and easy thanks to Clear Scraps 6" Pumpkin Stencil...

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I used the Deco Wood Shape as a base and added the Blessed Chipboard Word Title to accent the piece.

Let me show you how I made it step by step...

First I used diluted brown paint to stain the wood base, then after it dried, I used a sanding block to distress it...

Next I mixed a little orange paint into some modeling paste. Then I taped the pumpkin stencil to the wood and used a pallet knife to apply the modeling paste to the pumpkin portion of the stencil. HINT: also tape off any areas close to the pumpkin that you don't want orange. Modeling paste was tinted brown and green to do the stem and vine...

Once all the modeling paste has been applied, lift the stencil and let the paste dry. After it is dry, fill in the pumpkin using a lighter shade of orange...

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Paint the Blessed Chipboard Word using Green Paint, then adhere to the base...

A ribbon bow was added to the upper left corner to finish of the piece.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 6" Pumpkin Stencil, Deco Wood Shape and Blessed Chipboard Word Title

Other: DecoArt: Modeling Paste, Pumpkin Spice and Avocado Green Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Brown Paint, Masking Tape and Ribbon


Cozy Days Printer Tray Wall Hanging

Hi there Crafty Friends!

Dana here and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today to share a Fall home decor wall hanging project using Clear Scraps Printer Deco trays. Click Here 

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These printer trays are so much fun to create to match any season, or style. I have so many fall favorites,  that I decided to make that my focus for my designing my printer tray! I'm using Simple Stories adorable paper collection "Cozy Days" to decorate my printer tray. 

To start, remove all your pieces from your package. I took some taupe acrylic paint and applied the paint to the top chipboard piece from your tray.  You can use any color of paint, glitter, stamps etc...you prefer. Set aside to dry. 

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Now choose whatever papers you'd like to use to decorate the sections of your tray. I traced and cut out all the base papers for each section of my tray. I used a variety of patterned papers and journaling cards. Glue to the back of the bottom chipboard base, making sure you line up all edges and your images are centered evenly. I recommend using Beacon 3 in 1 glue to adhere your chipboard layers together. 

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Now glue your next chipboard layer over the previous one. Then we are ready to decorate the inside sections of your tray. I like to use a variety of different embellishments but you can do as much or less as you like. Just let your creativity flow! 

For my top section of my printer tray, I fussy cut out some images from my various journaling cards and papers,  inked around the edges and used pop dots to adhere to my base. The sentiments I cut from the papers and glued above my images.

For the middle section I trimmed and adhered a Pumpkin n spice journaling card to the back.  I fussy cut a pumpkin and adhered with foam dots over the matching  pumpkin image on my journaling card. On the right and left sections in the middle I adhered 2 more journaling cards. 

On the remaining bottom section, I fussy cut more of these cute images and adhered onto the base. Added a few sticker sentiments to finish.

Next take your acrylic layer and peel off the protective film on both sides. Carefully glue your acrylic layer onto the previous layer. Finally glue your top chipboard layer in place. I fussy cut a piece of pie and a flower/vase  and glued along the right and left sides of my tray. I took a few Dazzle stickers and added to my flower pot centers. I also added a few sticker sentiments and hearts to decorate scattered areas on the front of my tray. 

To finish I added some tulle to the back of my tray for hanging!

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Here are some close ups!

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I hope you've enjoyed my project today! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! My hope is that I've inspired you and you'll want to create your own tray. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here to see all the new products and new kits to available on our website. Until next time we meet, Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies used: Simple Stories Cozy Days papers, empherma  and stickers, foam dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Distress tool, Distress Ink, scissors, acrylic paint taupe, Dazzles sticker dots. 


Fall Wall Decor

Hello Clear Scraps friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a fall wall decor featuring the wood fall collection with three cute wood shapes: an apple, a maple leaf, and a pumpkin. I thought it will be so cute to use them to create a wall decor project!

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▼ I started by laying the wood shapes on the patterned papers I chose for the background, tracing the shapes with a pencil, and cutting them out with scissors.

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▼ Here as you can see, I adhered the cut-out paper to the wood shape using tacky glue. I also blended orange color to the border by using Distress Oxide Ink (Ripe Persimmon) along with a blending tool.

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▼ Next, time to decorate each wood shape! I cut out the ephemera from the P13 Paper Product with the Autumn Collection for decoration. I tried to layer the pieces in different ways till I'm satisfied with the layering. It was so fun!

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▼ Adding depth to the layering, I applied double-sided adhesive foam to some decorative pieces. Last, I punched two holes on top of each wood shape by using We R Memory Keepers' punch tool and threaded the twine in between each wood shape. 

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Hope you enjoy this wall decor shared today. Until next time... stay crafty!

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Additional Products Used:
- Papers & Ephemera: P13 Paper Products (Autumn Collection)
- Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (ripe persimmon)
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Craft Glue & Double Sided Adhesive Foam
- Tool: Scrapbook.com Blending Tool & We R Memory Keepers Punch Tool


Thanksgiving Card with Pumpkins Chipboard

Hi Ya'll

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

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Do you have all your recipes pulled out and your shopping list made?

Do you share your bounty with any relatives, friends or neighbors? How about making a card to go along with your offering.

Clear Scraps makes a LOT of chipboard embellishments and they can help you pull a card together in a snap!

I used the Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment to make this Thanksgiving Card...

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To make the card, I started with a 10 X 5 piece of kraft cardstock that was folded in half to make the card base.

A 4 3/4 square piece of green printed paper was adhered at the center for a mat. Then a strip of printed paper was added down the left side. I liked the pattern that was on the paper, so I cut around the design on the top of the strip.

To embellish the chipboard pumpkins, I used Scribble Sticks to color the pumpkin, stem and leaves, then used a damp paintbrush to smooth out the colors. The wash of water also brightens the colors.

I covered the solid pumpkin with printed paper and backed the open pumpkin with a coordinating paper. I used the Sanding Stick to smooth away the excess paper around the edges of the chipboard.

I added a sticker for the sentiment and adhered a small paper banner to the end of it.

I used Foam Tape to adhere the open pumpkin to the card.

Printed papers and chipboard pieces were lightly distressed using brown chalk ink.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Reminisce: Papers and Sticker, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clearsnap: ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Ranger: Scribble Sticks, Kraft Cardstock and Foam Tape

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today. Please come back soon to see what projects the other terrific Clear Scrap designers have to share with you.


Clear Scraps Stencils--Happy BeeDay Acrylic Card

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a quick and easy acrylic card!

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This card is a quick and easy card but a lot of fun to play with the layers to create

whatever look you'd like!  The cover of the card is a piece of on of the Clear Scraps

Acrylic Sheets.  It's cut to the usual 4&1/4" by 5&1/2" A2 size card.  To make the back

you cut a piece of cardstock or paper (I used a honeycomb patterned paper to stick

with the theme of the card) that is just a half inch wider (4&1/2") so you can create a

little flap to wrap around the front of the card and attach the acrylic front piece to.

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This picture shows the clear front panel a little more clearly.  I wanted to keep with

 the bee theme, so I used the Clear Scraps 6" Spiro Flower stencil.  It has a honeycomb

 look to it.  I used alcohol inks dabbed on over the stencil to create the image on the acrylic.

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Then to give it more of a mixed media look, I went back in along all the edges of the

acrylic card front and around the edges of the stenciled image and dabbed on more ink.

It created a fun look that goes well with the honeycomb paper that peeks through from

behind the acrylic layer.  Then I just added a strip of the honeycomb paper to the front

of the card, and a few stickers, then finished it off with a twine bow.  Cute, sweet and

my favorite part, super simple! 

 

Don't be afraid to play with the acrylic sheets!  They are so much fun to use paints,

stencils, inks, stencil pastes, markers, stamping (with staz on ink or similar) and

make for interesting cards, LO's or even home decor projects!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Sheets, 6" Spiro Flower Stencil

Other:  PhotoPlay Tulla & Norbert's Sweet as Honey, alcohol inks,

foam tape, twine, walnut stain distress ink.


Shoe-Themed Acrylic Tag Album!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun mini album created with our Acrylic Tag Album! This album documents the days long, long ago when I had a pair of shoes in every color imaginable to coordinate with every outfit! If you know me, you know I am passionate about two things: (1) fun folds and (2) shoes! Well, actually three things: (1) cats (we rescue), (2) fun folds and (3) shoes! ;)

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This was a super easy project and could be made for any theme. I cut different colors and patterns of paper for every page, hand-cut in a whimsical fashion, leaving just a tad bit of the clear acrylic showing on all edges. I die cut labels and stitched ovals for each page and layered the white stitched ovals on the label die cuts. I stamped different shoes (including boots and flip flops) with sentiments on the ovals and colored them with alcohol markers to coordinate with the patterned paper on that page. I created hole reinforcements with two circle punches and tied the pages together with purple wrinkled ribbon embellished with a shoe charm from my stash. I added tiny iridescent gemstones to each page to finish the album.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Tag Album

Other products used:
Dark purple, magenta, gold, teal, blue, green, orange and white cardstock; patterned paper, clear stamps, rubber stamps, black ink, Versamark, alcohol markers, labels and stitched oval dies, circle punches, stamp positioner, die cutting machine, glue, embossing powder, glitter, ribbon, charm and rings, foam dimensional pads, gemstones and pick-up stick

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie







Meow-Cat 3D Frameable

Hello and happy Saturday!  It's finally the weekend and I hope you are doing something you enjoy! Today I'm sharing one of the new 3D Frameables released by Clear Scraps this year! There are a large variety of themes/holidays to go with the Wood Frames + Base.  As long as I can remember we've had cats as pets!  So I was excited to see the new Meow-Cat Word N Shape!  I paired it with the Deco Frame and will show you my techniques!

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I began by using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the Deco Frame as well as the larger oval of the Wood Base.  I  cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. I then used my sanding stick to smooth edges between the paper and wood. 

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Using orange chalk paint, I  applied paint to the outside edges of the frame base as well as to the smaller oval on the base. 


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Next, I  painted each piece of the Meow-Cat Word N Shape with grey and red chalk paint respectfully.  

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While my Word N Shape pieces were drying, I assembled  my frame using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive  and clipped both pieces together to ensure a tight seal

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Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered my base together as shown. 

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Showing some close up shots of the Meow-Cat Word N Shape!  I added a cute bow to the Cat by using a punch I had in my stash. 

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I used pop dots to affix stickers to the Deco Frame as well as accented with red/white bakers twine. 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt; punch: Fiskars; misc:  sanding tool, x-acto knife, healing knife


Thanksgiving Recipe Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  Thanksgiving is getting closer and closer, isn't it?  I am excited that this year my daughter will be hosting from her first apartment.  She is excited to try out cooking a turkey dinner for the very first time!  She has watched me cook this dinner many times over the years, and it made me think of all the great memories of those holidays.

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I was inspired by this and decided I would put together a recipe book that would be part memories, and part recipes.  I'm going to give it to her as a keepsake, and I'm hoping to add her favorite recipes inside.  I wanted to make it so she could also add to it, so I'm going to be adding pockets to the book for her to stick in new recipes in the coming years.

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I'm using the Chip Tab Slimline Album - this looked like a good size for her to store, so it wouldn't take up a lot of room, but would hold both recipe cards and pictures.  I've covered the pages with a variety of Thanksgiving prints from a scrapbooking pad, and used the matching stickers to decorate the tabs.

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For the cover, I've die cut the letters to spell 'recipe' in a letter set that has a drop shadow, in navy blue and white.  I've staggered this down the page, and left room in the open spaces to add additional die cuts, like an apron, turkey and a pie.  

In my collection at home, I've got lots of food and kitchen die cuts, so I was really excited to put these to use!  On the apron, I decided to give it some dimension by adding a piece of ribbon underneath it to look like the strings of the apron.

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On page 2, I've added a photo of my daughter helping me with turkey prep.  It's also got a pocket at the bottom and an empty recipe tag shaped like a gift tag. 

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This was stamped with a set of recipe card stamps I had in my collection.  Later she can add to it as she wishes.  This pocket also has assorted dies, stickers and a doily for embellishment.

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Page 3 is my favorite - I've always loved this picture, because it was my daughter's first Thanksgiving.  And, as you can see - we caught her at the perfect moment! 

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More stickers and another pocket are here as well.  Pages 4 and 5 are using more of the stickers and papers that came with my scrapbook pad set.

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To assemble the book, I've decided to tie it together with assorted colors of twine.  My thought is that as the book gets bigger, she can swap it out for an expandable rings like the ones here, or add more pages.  This adds a colorful look and would look really cute on display in any kitchen!

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Do you have favorite traditions during Thanksgiving, or other holidays you celebrate?  I hope this book inspires you to try an album like this for your next memory project. 

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It's fun to look at the pictures, but also the old recipe cards I've received from friends and family over the years.  I encourage you to give it a try!  Thanks for stopping by!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  paper pad and sticker set (Photo Play), die cuts (assorted), Distress Oxide inks, tag maker (Sizzix), ribbon, assorted stamps, glue

 


Clear Scraps DIY Pallet--Our Hive Home Decor

Hey there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a fun home decor project!

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Once in a while it's fun to do something a little different instead of just a specific seasonal

project.  This one has a bit of a fall vibe, but could be used everyday too.  It starts with one

of the Clear Scraps DIY Medium Square Shapes.  These pallet shapes are the perfect base

for a home decor project.  They come in a variety of shapes (and sizes too!) but I think the

medium is my fave!  It's just the right size to display anywhere you'd want to set up a cute

little display.  If you'd like to see the other shapes available, you can find them HERE.

For this project, I covered the wooden slats with patterned paper that I inked around the

edges.  Super simple!  Then I started with the title on the top slat and built the other

stickers around there.  I used the "welcome friends" and Our Happy Family" stickers

around the title to make it a focal point on the project.

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The circle dots wreath is a chipboard piece from Clear Scraps.  This one could

be used for so many different things.  I thought it made a nice addition to this decor

piece so I painted it with black acrylic paint and then added a few stickers to give it

a wreath feel like a wreath you'd have on your front door as a welcome.

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If you'd like to explore more of the chipboard shapes, you can find them in the store

over on the Clear Scraps site right HERE.  You can find just about anything for any

holiday or occasion!  It's nice to have some of these basics (like the wreath/circle in

this project) on hand so you can pull them out to use them anytime you want that

little extra something on a project, card or LO.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  DIY Medium Square Pallet, Circle Dot Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Black Acrylic paint, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, PhotoPlay Tulla & Norbert's

Sweet as Honey, foam tape, adhesive.