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Bell Send It Clear Card

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Hello everyone! Today, I'm sharing a card which I've created using the "Bell Send It Clear Card" by Clear Scraps. I''ve used the simple and romantic black and white tones to decorate this card. As always, I love to maintain the transparent feature of this card. Therefore, I just used some rub-ons and very minimal pattern papers on it's flaps. Below is a picture when this card opens up.

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This is a fast and simple card. Hope you all like it.

 

Clear Scraps Educator


Tri Fold Frame Clock

Hi there, Lisa here today to bring you a Clock I created from our Tri Fold Regular Frame.  

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This is really easy to create using a craft store clock kit, a Fiskars hand drill and our Tri Fold Frame.  Leaving the protective film on, I progressively drilled a hole where I wanted the mechanism to be.  I used three sizes of drill bits..working slowly so that I didn't crack the acrylic.

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Once done with that, I traced the papers to fit, removed the protective film and glued the papers to the back of the panels.

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Then I embellished each panel until I was happy with the look.  I used Heidi Swapp papers, banners and empherma pack as well as her Insta frames and butterflies.  I finished off the clock with some Jenni Bowlin rub ons (I love how they look like they float when they are on the front of the acrylic and paper is behind!) and Prima flowers.  I tucked the photos into the frames and  I like that I can update the clock with new photos very easily.

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And one more look at the clock, 

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Thanks for stopping by today!


MOM- a Mother's Day card

Hello! :) Today I am sharing the card I made for my mother for Mother's Day. I used the Butterfly Send it Clear Card. This is the first time I have ever used one of the Send it Clear Cards, and I'll be honest, I was a little intimidated by it at first. We went a few rounds, but I finally conquered it. It was simple. I felt a little dumb after struggling with it for the time I did. lol 

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The vellum is adhered to only the top portion so that the butterfly can join together. 

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The clear envelopes that come with the card are also so much fun to make pretty, too. 

 

supplies:

Butterfly Send it Clear Card

pp and stickers: Simple Stories

marker: (I used it to color the "MOM" stickers) KasierFusion NO7, from KaiserCraft

pearls: Michael's dollar spot


A Clear Scraps Tutorial using Clear Acrylic as a Canvas

Good morning Clear Scraps fans!  Guiseppa here and I would love to share with you what I created with some of Clear Scraps XL Scallops Shapes.

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I really love the idea of creating a canvas type project and I thought why not use some clear acrylic?  It is a nice, solid surface to work with, so let me show you what I did!

Gather your supplies:

XL Clear Shape

Thickers Letters

paint brush

acrylic paint

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Remove the plastic coating of both sides of your XL shape.  Using you Thickers Letters, lay them on the acrylic shape where you would like them.

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 Start painting, covering the whole acrylic shape as well as the letters.   I did two layers of paint.

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Optional: When your paint is dry, add a layer of Mod Podge to seal and keep the paint from coming off.  I aslo got to thinking, you could also add some modeling paste for added dimension and texture and then paint over that as well.  This acrylic is perfect for that type of project.

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Now it's time to embellish!

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Thanks for stopping in and have fun...get creative!  There is so much you can do with Clear Scraps Acrylic!

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Decorating My Dress Form

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today and I want to share with you a quick tutorial on how I chose to decorate one of my beautiful acrylic Dress Forms.  These acrylic dress forms are so cute and I knew I had to use one on a layout of my daughters just hanging out together. 

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I began by painting what would become that backside of my piece with acrylic paints.Clear scraps_dress form_step 2

Using some Zip Dry Glue, I added a bit of lace and some string pearls to the front.Clear scraps_dress form_step 3
For a final touch, a few rub ons were also added to the front of the acrylic piece.  So much fun and it gave my dress form so much personality.
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This sweet little embellishment added so much character to my final scrapbook page.  

Thanks so much for looking.

 

Nancy

 


Layout + card with Cloud Mixers

Hello Clear Scraps friends! Jennifer here today to share two projects I created using the new Cloud Mixers.  The Mixers are one of my favorite new releases! I love that you can use them as a stencil AND embellishment! 

First up, is a layout I created using Cloud Mixers and the 12x12 Cloud Mascil.

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Using a spray ink from Tattered Angels, I lightly spritzed my cardstock. 

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Here is a close up on one of the "clouds".   One of the great things about using the 12 inch Mascils is that you can cover an entire page. 

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I used two of the Mixers under a portion of my title.  One cloud is embossed using the Craftwell Delicate Dot embossing folder. 

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Since I had one leftover cloud, I decided to create a card! I first adhered the sunburst cut file to the front of my card and stitched through.  I again embossed the Cloud Mixer; this time using Teresa Collins' Craftwell Honeycomb embossing folder.

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I finished by adding a title cut from the Silhouette and yellow cardstock. I also added a few sequins and enamel dots to accent!

 

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Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this inpires you to do some crafting with the Mixers! I promise you will love them! Have a great day!

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Additional products used:  patterned paper: Studio Calico, Basic Grey; cardstock: Bazzill; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; enamel dots: Twine and Ink; wood veneer hearts: Studio Calico; letters: Jillibean Soup; stamp, washi tape: Crate Paper; ink: Ranger; misc: thread, sewing machine, eBosser, Cameo Silhouette.


Hey Boy Card

Hello Clear Scraps friends,

Today I have a card to share with you

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 I used Cupcake Send it Clear Card and a very bright collection by Pink Paislee.

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I applied crystal gel on the backside of baking sheets and them nisted with Shimmerz sprays and let them drip.

I embellished the cup cake with the cut circles from the paper

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On the fron sheets I dropped Patina Inks by Ranger and I just love how they pop up on the background.

 

Have a wonderful day.

Elena.

http://eleele-handmade.blogspot.com/


Sew; A Vintage Seamstress Layout...

Hi Scrappers,

Katie here sharing a vintage layout I've created for my aunt who is previously a seamtress for over 40 years before she retired... It's truly a vintage layout, the photo I used was taken in 1959 at one of the photo studios called Smile Studio at New World Park in Singapore, one of the three amusement parks during the 1920s-80s period...

Using Pion Design's Alma's Sewing Room, I backed the XL Deco with one of the pattern papers, ripping the paper apart at one side, revealing a sewing room within which I built using some chipboards and glue it behind... I also added one Dress Form Embellishment beside the photo where I just stamped some designs over and added some pearls string... To further preserve this vintage look, I used mainly grey shades with a touch of beige yellow...

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Hope you've enjoyed what I've shared over here... Till the next time we meet again... Have a great day ahead!!! Cheers!!!

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Mother's Day Card

Hi there, Lisa here today to bring you a beautiful Photo Mother's Day card that Mom will be proud to display. Shhhh..don't tell my Mom this is for her!!

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The card is created on a 6 x 12 piece of cardstock that I folded in half and misted with our 6" Quarterfoil Mask and Heidi Swapp Navy Mist.  I then used Heidi's Gold mist to create the first layer of color on our Flower Mixer and an Oval Frame Mixer.  When the first layer dried, I added another layer of Gold to the Oval Frame and then used a peach mist on the flowers and a green mist on the leaves.  I love how multiple layers of mist build such a pretty glimmery effect on our mixers!!  I then fussy cut a photo of my girls to fit behind the frame and built the card.  I used Zip Dry adhesive by Beacon for the beautifully clear look that works so well over photos and when layering multiple mixers upon each other.

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Thanks for looking and hope you all have a lovely Mother's Day weekend!


Kiss the Balloon- cutting shapes from stencils/mascils

Raechelle here. :) You know when you get those ideas in your head, but once implemented it turned out nothing like you had envisioned so you change direction? This is how this project began and then ended up.  

I wanted to add some "bubbles" to the background so I pulled out the 12" circle stencil and began filling the spaces in with a mixture of Gesso and some blue and white paint. At first I filled in a few spaces, but decided I needed a few more. It was then that I thought that it was overkill, so I started to think how I could salvage and utilize the "bubbles" differently. 

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I decided that I would just punch them out and add them to the layout, however my punches were not large enough so I just cut them out with a scissor. The paint made a great guide. Sometimes we do not always think of the creative possibilites that a tool, such as a stencil or Maskil, can provide. This is the first time I have ever thought to use a stencil this way- I had a bit of an aha! moment, although I am sure I am the last one to figure this out. lol

One I assembled my layout, I then added several of the cut "bubbles" to complete the layout. I adhered them with craft glue just in the center so they would have some dimension and appear to float on the page. 

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A little story about this layout. Our youngest daughter had surgery in early March and was in the hospital for 5 days and on a lot of heavy pain medication. She has no recollection of kissing this giant balloon, but I am glad that I captured these images. Both of us were going a little stir crazy (I never left the hospital) and this moment captured the mood perfectly. And I have proof that she really did kiss this balloon. She still doesn't believe that she did something so silly.  

Here is a close-up of some of the bubbles. They have a really cool texture and I am really pleased with the end result. 

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I hope I have inspired you to pull of one of the many wonderful stencils or Mascils that Clear Scraps has to offer and try something new. This technique can be applied with so many of them! 

supplies:

stencil: Clear Scraps 12" Circles: http://www.clearscraps.com/product_p/cssmcircle12.htm

cardstock: Core'dinations

pp for "bubbles": Pink Paislee

pp and chipboard: 3 Birds Designs

twine, paint, Gesso


Breaking Free Send it Clear Butterfly Card

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Hello! Liza here, and I have a project to share that was dear to my heart to make. 

My daughter turned 17 this month. It's not a "sweet" year like 16, it's not a milestone like 18. It's a transition time as she ramps up for Senior year, college applications, and working. My daughter has had a long year overcoming some personal challenges and reaching very personal goals with amazing success. These weren't obvious, outward challenges but important to her. And she quietly works toward her end game, maing strides. I am so proud of her. 

I thought that kind of year deserved an extra special keepsake card to commemorate it. Using the Clear Scraps Send It Clear Card in Butterfly - I love using butterflies! - I incorporated something you don't always associate with a winged spring icon, the 6" Keys and Locks Mascil. I adore the Mascils because you can use them for so much more than stenciling but this time I used it strictly as that. Here are my steps:

  • First, I removed the protective film from the card.
  • I sprayed the front and back of the acrylic card panels with gold alcohol ink and let dry.
  • Then I sponged straight gesso on the front panels of the card, not including the butterfly, through the Keys and Locks Mascil and let them dry. This gave it a nice textured effect.

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  • Once dry, I flipped the panels over and outlined and shadowed the locks and keys with a silver metallic fine-point Sharpie.

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  • I traced the butterfly closure shape onto patterned paper and added it to the inside of the shape, then cut two borders of the same paper for the inside of the card, leaving the center of the card clear. The two sections on the inside of the card are about 2" wide each. (This happened to be one-sided paper so I adhered two pieces back-to-back for each shape.)

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  • I did not want the words to show when the card was closed so, using the butterfly tracing I made earlier, I sketched out the wording placement onto a piece of paper so it would be positioned behind the butterfly when the card was closed. Once I had the lettering the way I wanted, (and this is where clear acrylic cards are so cool), I traced the over the wording with a white paint pen onto the inside of the acrylic card. When dry, I flipped it over and added a drop shadow with the silver Sharpie behind it. This made it pop and easier to read. (You can also stamp a saying with Stayz-On ink if you don't like to hand letter, just do one offset in silver first.)

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  • I fussy-cut three of the small butterflies from the pattern scraps and backed with solid card stock. I then adhered two behind the lettering.
  • Last, I punched several butterflies in an ombre range of peach and orange. I put them in order of light to dark and strung them in twos, creased at the bodies, with nylon filament quilting thread. I attached one end of the thread with the last fussy cut butterfly and glue. It is attached inside, just under the center of the closure, allowing for a "mobile" effect when you open the card. It is supposed to be dangling in front of the lettering here, but it can be placed it elsewhere or made it shorter if you like.

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  • I used the included clear circle stickers to assemble the panels into a card. When closed, you can see the edges of the mobile butterflies peeking from behind the large butterfly, waiting to be released. 

 

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So now you see a card with a butterfly surrounded by locks and keys. When opened, it becomes group of free flying butterflies! Just like my daughter's accomplishments. I wanted to keep it as a animated sculpture so instead of writing on the inside I signed the back. Breaking Free Card signature

I hope you enjoyed this how-to. I strive to inspire! Have a day as a free as a butterfly!

 

Supplies used:

  • Clear Scraps Send It Clear Card - Butterfly
  • Clear Scraps Mascil - 6" Keys and Locks
  • Beacon Zip Dry glue
  • Xyron sticker adhesive and tape runners
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine ink - Gold
  • Sharpie metallic fine point marker in Silver
  • Faber-Castell Gesso
  • DCVW paper - The Butterfly Garden Stack
  • Various solid color cardstock

Hello Card

Send someone a bit of sunshine with a floral acetate card! Today's card features Clear Scraps Scallop Acetate Tags and Quarterfoil Mascil.

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Instructions:

  1. Stamp daisy images on front of tag with permanent ink.
  2. Flip tag over and color with permanent markers on back. 
  3. Ink background with alcohol inks on the back of the tags. 
  4. Paint back of tag with white acrylic ink to make colors pop. 
  5. To create background paper for the card, lay down Quarterfoil Mascil and ink with two colors. 
  6. Adhere tag to card with foam adhesive. 
  7. Embellish with sentiment and twine bow. 

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Supplies Used:

Wendy Price- Design Team Member


Deco Shape for Scrapbooking~a tutorial!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbooking page using the XL Deco Shape and the Diamond Stencil by Clear Scraps. I love to display the pages I make using the acrylic shapes.  They sit in a frame stand beautifully!!!

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1. I started out by removing the plastic film from both sides of the acrylic XL Deco Shape.

2. Place the Diamond Stencil on the Deco Shape , using a sponge applicator apply color to random places on the Deco shape.  I used acrylic paint. 

3. Air dry completely.

4. Trace the Deco Shape on the pattern paper and cut it out.

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5. I put the side I painted to the inside (so paint was not touching the photo). 

6. Embellish the page.  Zip Dry by Beacon works great on adhering items to acrylic.

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Check out the other XL shapes that can be used as scrapbook pages here. Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Beach Rules

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Planning a beach vacation this year?

If so, here are a few rules you may want to consider.

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I love it when you can use an item for multiple purposes.

Like the "All Mixed Up" chipboard album from Clear Scraps.

The chipboard album comes with six different overlapping pages.

I used the fifth page in the album to create my "Beach Rules" wall hanging.

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To create the “Travel” album, I used the remaining 5 chipboard pages.

I painted three of the pages with acrylic paint the others are covered with papers from

Graphic 45′s “By the Sea” Collection.

Have a Great Day,

Sue

www.sueeldred.com

 

 


Happy Birthday Card ~ Acrylic Style!

Hi, Connie here with a Happy Birthday card using a 6"x12" sheet of acrylic, the Diamond Stencil and the Flower Mixer.  Don't tell, but this is for my sister's birthday!!!

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This is a piece of acrylic I had left over from another project, so I decided to make a card from it.  I used the Diamond Stencil to add color ( acrylic paint dabbed on) to the front and then added the Mixer Flower, to make a corner cluster.  The flower was heated so I could bend the petals into a flower shape.  I added some embellishments and was so pleased with the card. I put the card together using Zip Dry by BeaconAcrylic makes a "very special card".

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie

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