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June 2020

Hearts Phone Stand by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph here using the Hearts Wood Phone Stand.   This month we are partnering with Tape Runner.


Clear Scraps has a variety of phone stands in the store that are really fun to work with.  Whether you like creating with acrylic or wood, there are lots of designs to choose from.


I painted the phone stand with 2 shades of blue paint.  Then I spritzed it with gold spray ink to add a little pizzazz.


Using the Tape Runner, our partner this month, I adhered a panel of pattern paper behind the hearts.  


Decorate the phone stand with gem stones surrounding the hearts and a flower in the corner.


Place your phone on the stand so you always know where it is!!!

I always seem to lose my phone so this pretty phone stand keeps my phone exactly where it should be.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:  Plaid Paint; Spray Ink; Pattern Paper; Gem stones

Camper Mini Shaker Pallet

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer here and I'm sharing another project for our cross promo with TapeRunner!  I   created this easy to make home decor project using the Deco Medium DIY Pallet Shape and Camper Mini Shaker Shape!  I  began by painting my pallet with acrylic paint in dark brown then sanding the edges to give a distressed look. 



I  assembled my Camper Mini Shaker Shape using patterned paper on the base and top frame chipboards. Each piece I  used sand paper to trim away excess paper. From my stash, I  selected coordinating sequins to place in the center of the shaker.  I  then added a thin coat of acrylic paint to the edges of the chipboard to give a finished look.  


I  then used my TapeRunner to add die cuts and stickers around my shaker to accent.  Using a cut file from the Silhouette shop, I  cut my title from patterned paper and adhered with my TapeRunner adhesive.  


To hang my project, I  tied some chevron black/white ribbon to the back of my pallet and secured with double sided tape.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: TapeRunner, Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Jillibean Soup, American Crafts; metal charm: Tim Holtz; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: cut file, sand paper. 

Bright Birthday Card with Chipboard


Tami here to share a birthday card for you; one that would be suitable for a guy or a gal.

Summer makes me think of bright, bold colors; the cheery colors of the rainbow. So when I needed a card for a friend's birthday, those were the colors that inspired me. 

I used 2 Chipboard pieces from Clear Scraps: Birthday Cake Chipboard Embellishment and Birthday Chipboard Word Title to create my card...



I used glitter gel pens in green, blue and purple to fill in the designs on both chipboard pieces. Touches of orange were used for the flames and the "i" in birthday. I also outlined the "birthday" chipboard piece and the black cardstock with silver.

I backed the Birthday Cake Chipboard in white cardstock and cut around the shape to create the "cake" portion of the design. Then a piece of black cardstock was used to help the design stand out from the white card base. Orange sticker letters were used for the "happy" at the top of the card.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of chipboard shapes and words to help customize your projects.

For an extra boost of brightness, you can paint your chipboard pieces white before applying your color - whether it's ink, paint or pen. My gel pens were bright enough on the raw chipboard, so I didn't prime them.


Clear Scraps: Birthday Cake Chipboard Embellishment and Birthday Chipboard Word Title

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, White and Black Cardstock, Orange Sticker Letters

Adding Chipboard to your Scrapbook Pages

Summer Greetings!  Chris here and usually about now we are on vacation.   Always the 1st or second week of June!  One of our favorite vacation spots is Disney World. This year we were supposed to just be celebrating my oldest daughters wedding and they we supposed to be honeymooning in Disney!  But alas this year, the virus seems to have put a damper on a lot of those plans.  No vacations and the wedding postponed. But I can still scrap those memories from previous Disney trips.   This  photo I love, it shows all 3 kids on our last full family vacation as the 5 of us! 
The layout features Clear Scraps Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishments and Clear Scraps 2018 Chipboard Word Title.  And this month we are all playing along with Tape Runner! All this combined with some Simple Stories papers and Disney punches and die cuts. 
Start by painting both of the chipboard pieces and set aside to dry. 
Assemble the layout using Tape Runner to assemble your page and to add your punched border. 


 Adhere patterned paper to background.



Add die cuts and fussy cut images to layout.

 Add painted chipboard to layout to finish.



I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Chipboards.

Friends Desktop Wood Frame

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back to share another great Clear Scraps product!  The new Desktop Wood Frames have been a huge hit and they make for wonderful gifts!  Today, I'm sharing the Friends Desktop Wood Frame which I  will share some techniques I  used.  


I  began by coloring the word frame and larger base piece with Inka-Gold in Pewter. It is helpful to apply in a circular motion with a foam applicator after spritzing the surface of the ink with water.  Also, the more you apply the ink the shinier your end result will be.


I  set those pieces aside and used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to cover my frame and small base piece with patterned paper.  I  cut away any excess paper with scissors as well as used an x-acto knife and healing mat.  I  then used a sanding tool to smooth the edges as well as added Inka-Gold to the edges of the wood pieces. 


Here is a close up of the end effect of the inking! I  love the way it can also use Inka-Gold on our chipboard!  


To assemble my project, I  affixed the cut out frame to my photo and then trimmed as needed.  The cut out can be attached to the word frame.  I    then adhered the two base pieces together followed by inserting the frame into the slots.  For all, I  again used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  


Last, I    added some paper flowers and embellishments from the collection I  used to accent.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all the Desktop Frames by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, flair: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabi; Inka-Gold: Viva Decor; foam applicator: Ranger. 


Shaped Stencil Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman to share a set of cards using the the 6" Post/Flowers Stencil.  This month we are also collaborating with Tape Runner.


Having a lot of pattern papers in my stash, I decided to use assorted papers as the background for this fun stencil.


Selecting an assortment of Imagine inks, I placed the stencil on the pattern paper and inked it up using the ink pads and ink daubers.


Wanting a shaped card, I used Spellbinders dies to create an easel card.  I die cut the card with the larger die, then die cut the pattern paper with the next smaller die.  The inked panel was then added to the cards using the Tape Runner.


To keep the card upright, I die cut a strip to fit across the card base, placing it on the base with foam adhesives for dimension.  This ensured the cards would stand upright.


Stampendous Stamps were used on the sign posts as well as the center strips of the cards.


To finish, brads were added to the flower centers.


When folded the cards fit into square envelopes.

So why not pull pattern papers from your stash and create amazing designs with stencils.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies: ImagineCrafts Ink, Stampendous Stamps, Spellbinders dies

Birthday Shaker Cards

Hello friends! Today I'm kicking off our month long cross promo with TapeRunner today! Birthdays have definitely been celebrated quite differently during the pandemic but that makes me want to ensure they are extra special!  Using the Party and Birthday Cake Mini Shaker Shapes, I  created these fun, festive cards! 


Both cards were created using the same technique; to save time I'm going to only show the Birthday Cake Shaker. First, I  painted my top frames as well as the edges of my middle frames with white acrylic paint.  I  almost always use a foam brush but did use a smaller paint brush to get into the tighter areas.  (It also helps to adhere the two middle chipboard frames together first before painting...this will save you time). 


Next, I  ran my Tape Runner adhesive over the top chipboard base of each of my shakers in order to cover with patterned paper.  I  then trimmed excess paper away with scissors, as well as with an x-acto knife.  Using a sanding tool/paper is also helpful. 


I   was then ready to adhere my middle chipboard frames to the base as shown here.  Before inserting my sequins, I  used an embossing sachet to ensure there would be no static electricity.  After placing the sequins, I  then adhered my acrylic piece followed by the top chipboard frame.  


Once I  affixed my shaker to the front of my card, I  added die cuts and stickers to accent.  Each card front is cut from a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet that I  left clear to allow the base paper to show through. 



Thank you for reading today! Be sure to check back for more inspiration from our design team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; cardstock: Bazzill; punches:  EK Success; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollections; adhesive: TapeRunner, Beacon, Thermoweb; stapler: Tim Holtz.