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Stenciled Card Set

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a stenciled card set using the 6" Groovy Heart Stencil.  This stencil can be used in many different ways, just experiment and see what happens.


Start by creating a background using spray inks and water on a sheet of white cardstock.


Continue spraying inks until the paper is completely inked.  Move the paper around until you get the coverage you like.


Heat set the paper.  Once dry, place the 6" Groovy Heart Stencil on the panel, taping it in place.


Spritz over the stencil with yellow ink then carefully remove the stencil.
Heat set the panel, then cut to size.  Since the stencil left a white outline it stands out against the background.


Mat the stenciled panel with purple cardstock.  Add assorted flowers and brads randomly about the card.  Adhere the panel to a yellow card. 
Using a Memory Box Die, cie cut hello from Rinea Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and place over the heart.

Using the same stencil and the left over background panel, reverse the stencil and tape it to the background panel. 
Ink over the stencil with purple inks.  Add embossing powder and heat set.


Mat the panel with white and purple cardstocks.  Add assorted flowers and brads randomly about the card.  Adhere the panel to a yellow card.  

Using the Memory Box die, die cut hello from Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and place over the heart.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper; Imagine Crafts Ink; Memorybox Die; flowers; brads

Mother's Day Gift Idea For Grandmother


Hello everyone... Helen is here today. Mother's Day is this coming Sunday. And I would like to share a Mother's Day gift idea for Grandmother using the Grandkids Desktop Frame. But, this gift idea is not only for this Mother's Day, it can be a special gift also on Grandparents' Day. I believe every grandparents would love to have a special display showing off their grandkids in their house. This home decor is simple and quick.


Using pencil, I started with tracing the wood word and heart frame on two different patterns of scrapbook papers. After tracing, I fussy cut them with scissors.

I added each of the paper on each wood with 3-in-1 Beacon adhesive glue. I rubbed the surface firmly with my finger to remove the bubbles and to make sure the paper attached well on the wood.

I printed my daughters’ picture on a 4x6 photo paper with my inkjet printer. Then, I trace the heart frame on the photo and fussy cut it with scissors again. I added the picture on the heart shape on the wood word with 3-in-1 Beacon adhesive glue. Then, I added the heart frame on it with the same glue. I held them down with couple acrylic stamping block until the glue dry.

While waiting for the glue to dry, I worked on the bottom stand pieces. This time I painted them with acrylic paints.

First layer, I painted the two oval pieces with lime green. I let them dried. It was a thin layer so it dried quickly. After that, I painted them again with white acrylic paint. But this time, before the paint dried, I wiped it off with baby wipe. This way gave a very thin layer over the lime green and it ended up look like a light sea green color.

I painted around the edges using white paint and let them all dried well. Once they were dry, I stacked them together with wood glue and added couple heavy books on it to hold them down until the glue dried. Then, I just put the wood word on the base all together. And it is done.

I hope this give you a creative idea. You can find many supplies to make home decor yourself at Clear Scraps Store and you will find many inspirations at this blog everyday! Thank you so much for stopping by and have wonderful day!

Family XL Desktop Wood Frame

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the new XL Desktop Wood Frames that were released this past January!  There are six designs including the one featured for my project: the Family XL Desktop Wood Frame.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used to decorate my frame. 


Each Desktop Frame comes with four pieces: the back base, frame, and two wood ovals to stand your project.  I  began by painting the "family" letters with white acrylic paint. I  did not worry about whether I  had good coverage as only a little of the white will show through in the end. 


Next, I  applied a thin coat of crackle effect to the top of the white acrylic paint.  Allow ample time for this step to dry. 


While waiting for the crackle to dry, I  painted the two oval base pieces with chalk paint in green.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered the two together pressing firmly to ensure a good seal. 


I  also used the same green chalk paint over the crackle effect to give a distressed look. Here is a close up of the end result. I  covered the wood frame with patterned paper and adhered to the wood back.  


I  finished placing a small amount of adhesive into each of the slots, then placing the top piece into the base.  I  then added stickers and die cuts to accent my frame.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut, sticker: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, Folk Art; crackle: Martha Stewart; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc:  foam brush

Stencilled Gift Bags

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using the Clear Scraps 6" Post/Flowers Stencil to create sweet gift bags.


Some times you want to give a small gift and it's even better if you can personalize them.

Gift bags can be great little pieces of art to create.  Using the 6" Post/Flowers Stencil, I placed it on the gift bags.  


Because the bags were small, I arranged the stencil so only a portion would be inked.


Using a ink tool, I added colors to the images.
Three bags were created with the sign post and flower and the other two used just the flowers. 
I kept the colors the same so I could create these bags assembly line style. 
Once the bags were done, I used beige ink around the edges of each bag.
I found a stamp that fit inside the sign post.  On the other bags, I  stamped it across the flower stems.
The bags were then filled with little goodies and tied shut with ribbon.
Think about personalizing the bags with special candies or even gift cards for the recipient.
With so many different stencils available at Clear Scraps, think of all the different gift bags you can create.
Mother's Day is coming as well as birthdays and holidays.
What will you create?
Thanks for stopping by.
Other supplies:  gift bags, Imagine inks, Joy Clair stamps


Creating a Stencil Totebag


Greetings!  Chris here!  I have been alternating working from home and working in the office everyday during this pandemic!  And I was struggling with trying to carry all my "office" stuff to and from the office.  So I reached into my stash and found a canvas tote bag.  By itself it looked rather plain. SO... what's a crafter to do!  Embellish it!

I started by tracing Clear Scraps Amazing Grace Stencil  on to my canvas bag.


 I then started filliling in the lines using my India Ink Pitt Pens

 You can see how cool the bag is starting to look! But since I am a red girl I decided it needed a splash of red. So along the edges I add a line of my ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever™ with ScraPerfect's No-Clog Writing Cap™.  I waited just a minute or so to allow the glue to become tacky.

I then added my red checked ribbon!


I hope you are inspired to get creative with your stencils!