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Apple Mini Shaker Home Decor

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog to share an end of the school year project I  created using a few of Clear Scraps fabulous products!  School is out for the summer here in Central Illinois and I  thought this home decor project would be cute either as a teacher gift or to show off a last day of school photo!  I  used the new Apple Mini Shaker Shape as the star of my creation and will show you the techniques I  used.  


I  began with the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape and painted the front using black acrylic paint.  I   made sure I  added paint to the outside edges as well as in between the slats.  


I    set aside the pallet to dry to work on assembling my shaker.  Using red chalk paint, I  painted the top chipboard frame, as well as the edges of the two inside frames.  


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I   affixed school themed patterned paper to the front of the chipboard base.  I    cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and sanding tool (FYI, you can purchase this same sanding tool through the Clear Scraps shop).


I    adhered my middle chipboard frames to the base then added colorful chunky sequins to the center.  Next, I  was ready to affix the acrylic overlay.  Last, the top chipboard frame goes on. I  added two school themed die cuts to the front for accent.  


I    adhered red dot paper to the center slat followed by ledger paper and a fun colorful frame. I  then added more die cuts to accent before adhering my shaker to the front of the pallet. 


Using my Big Bite, I punched holes at each corner of the pallet to thread ribbon to hang my project.  You can also use string or forego adding a hanger.


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

Additional products used:   patterned paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park; chipboard frame, die cuts: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Echo Park; ribbon: May Arts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollection; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool

Floral Acrylic Phone Stand

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing a new phone stand I created using the Regular Acrylic Phone Stand.


The Regular Acrylic Phone Stand, as well as the other acrylic versions and the wood versions, can be decorated in so many different ways.  Your creativity is not limited - consider painting them, stenciling them, covering them with pattern paper, etc.  I decided to decorate my acrylic stand with a sweet potted flower arrangement created with a Tutti Designs Die and Rinea Foiled Papers.


I die cut the potted flower arrangement from 3 different colors of Rinea Foiled Papers - Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper for the flower pot; Marigold/Glossy Foiled Paper for the flowers and Jade Starstruck for the leaves.  I was able to cut all 3 layers with one pass with my die cut machine.


Now the fun part was cutting apart the potted flowers and reassembling in the appropriate colors.
Using the Marigold layer as the base, I added the silver pot and the green stems and leaves.


Using a clear adhesive, I adhered the potted flower arrangement to the acrylic base.
It's a perfect size for my phone, and even looks pretty sitting on the counter.
I hope you'll give one of phone stands a try.

Thanks for stopping by.
Other supplies:  Tutti Designs Die; Rinea Foiled Papers



Summer 3D Frameables


Tami here on the blog with you today to share a project using one of Clear Scraps' new 3D Frameables.

Have you seen them? It's a unique frame concept that lets you change out themes to match whatever photo you want to use.

You pick out a base and a frame design - there are 3 to choose from. Then pick out a theme from 9 different ones to compliment your photo.

Now you can have a year round frame that you can change with the seasons or holidays!

I love the Summer theme with it's Flip Flops wood shape. It was perfect to use with the pic I had of my son playing in the sprinkler...


I used printed paper to cover the base and the flip flops. I used a contrasting paper on the back of the flip flops to make the straps stand out. Clear Scraps' Sanding Stick makes the process easier. The tip gets between the dips in the scallop frame. The Sanding Stick comes in 2 sizes and has replaceable belts which you can move on the stick so that you always have a nice fresh sanding area.

I inked the frame and the Summer word using Oxide inks in an ombre pattern.

I wanted a little more color around the frame, so I added dots that I punched from printed paper.

My photo was also a little slim for the square opening. So I matted it on cardstock and added a coordinating sticker to fill the space.

If you'd like to use your frame year round and change out the themes, you could paint or cover the base and frame with neutral colors.

Or maybe do a different base and frame combo for each season.

I think these would also make great gifts! If you are looking for a unique wedding gift, consider making a set for the new couple. And father's day is coming up soon!

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps' blog; please come back soon to see what projects the other talented designers have to share with you!


Clear Scraps: 3D Frameables Base and Scallop Frame and Summer theme and Large Sanding Stick

Other: Bo Bunny Printed Papers, Ranger Distress Oxide Inks, Clear Snap: Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and 3/4" circle punch

Cutest Dog Ever Featuring 3D Frameables


 Today I am super excited to share this adorable Changeable Frame from Clear Scraps!  These frames are designed to be mixed and matched to your heart's desire!  My Changeable frame features my adorable Grand-pup Tommy!  And this will make an awesome gift for his "mommy!"

To recreate this project you will need :

 Clear Scraps Supplies

Woof-Bone Word N Shape

3D Frameables Base with Square Frame

Other Supplies

Patterned paper, paint


Start by painting your dog bone in white and the Woof in red. Set aside to dry! 


Trace bases and frame onto patterned paper and cut out. B sure to cut slots in your base papers. 




Adhere base papers to your frame bases. 





If needed, turn over your bases and trim your slots again. 


Adhere your photo to the photo base and adhere frame.  That is it!  All that's left is for you to place your piece in the slots!  I did add the "cutest" dog tag to my frame just to remind Tommy's "mom"  that he is the cutest! 
I Hope you are inspired to try out these 3D Frameables from Clear Scraps. 





Summer Sweet Layout

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here!  I'm here to share a layout project with you today. I'm using the new Clear Scraps popsicle shaker for this project. Isn't it the cutest?  I think it's perfect for decorating all those summer layouts. Click Here to get yours!


The papers I'm using for my layout are from Simple stories Summer Farmhouse. 

To begin we will start working on our shaker. Remove pieces from the package. I took one of the journaling cards from this collection, to use for my shaker background. Trace around your bottom shaker piece with a pencil. Cut out your image and using Beacon 3 in 1 glue, adhere the paper to your bottom shaker base. Then take x-acto knife trim around your shaker shape. Distress your edges till smooth and even. Set aside.

Next I took some red acrylic paint and painted the top piece of my shaker and around all the sides of my other shaker pieces. Let dry. Then I  took a piece of paper resembling wood and glued to the bottom handle of my top shaker piece. Trim and distress edges as you did previously. Now you're ready to glue your shaker pieces together. After gluing the first 2 pieces, you can carefully add any shaker filler elements in the center.  I'm using just one of the many shaker fillers available from Clear Scraps. Click Here to see them all. Then before gluing the acrylic piece, make sure to peel off the protective film on both sides. Then lastly, glue on your top piece. Do not shake or move your shaker until it's throughly dry. 


Next we are ready to make our scrapbook page. I chose a background paper from the collection and a photo. I fussy cut out some banner flags, and the I love Summer heart. I chose some clouds and a sun from the empherma pack. I always like to play around with the placement of my embellishments before gluing them onto my page. I took some twine and adhered my banner flags on top. 


I matted my photo onto white cardstock, and acouple of coordinating papers from this collection. Then added some foam squares to the back of my photo mat before adhering to my scrapbook layout to give it more dimension. I added some foam dots to the I love Summer heart and adhered it onto the upper right corner of my photo. I adhered a crystal heart gem on the tab above my photo. Then finished adding a few colored enamel dots on the bottom right corner of the photo mat. 

I glued my shaker popsicle to the left of my photo. I added a few sentiment stickers to my bottom left corner of my layout. 


Here's some close ups:



I hope you enjoyed my project today and I've inspired you to create some fun layouts with all your summer photos! Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and love when you share your projects on our Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page. 

Be sure to check out all the newest products on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

See you soon! Happy Scrapbooking!

Other Supplies used: Simple Stories Summer Farmhouse collection, Beacon 3 in 1 glue,  foam dots, twine, heart gem, enamel dots.



Magical 3D Frameables

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer and I'm so happy to finally share one of the new 3D Frameables that were released this week! If you liked working with the Desktop Wood Frames, you are going to LOVE these! The base is very similar to the Desktop Frames except there are three slots.  And there  are  three different frames to choose from as well as a variety of themes!  

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For my project, I  have the Scallop Frame and Magical-Mouse Head Word N Shape which I painted both with acrylic paint.  The frames come with a top piece that adheres to the base shown. I knew that my photo would cover a large portion of the inside of the frame so I left the area bare.   I  also painted the top piece of the base of the Frameable.


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned paper to the front of the frame, as well as the Mouse Head.  I cut away excess paper with scissors as well as used an x-acto  knife and sanding tools.  


I added small stickers and die cuts to my elements to give extra color but did not want to over burden my pieces with too many embellishments. 



Here you can see the frame assembled together. There is a portion on the bottom that you will slide into the back slot on your base. 


 You simply slide each element into the slots to display. The best thing is that frames and shapes can be changed out depending on the time of year or whatever you feel like showing off! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Be sure to visit "What's New" the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the new themes of the 3D Frameables!  The combinations are endless!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool



3D Frameable Collection Welcome Home

Hello happy crafters! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a home decor project I created using our new releases - 3D frameables collection! There are three frame shapes and different themes with a word and a shape. It's so fun that we can pick a frame and a theme to create our own home decor pieces. Let's check it out!


▼ On this project, I used the scallop frame and welcome and jar wood pieces.

▼ To start this project, I traced the wood bases on a patterned paper, cut them out with a carving craft knife, and adhered to the bases using tacky glue.









▼ For the jar wood shape, I decided to cover it with a floral patterned paper and decorated it with some stickers. I also wrote down "Home is wherever I'm with you" with a black pen and tied a bow using a piece of twine for a finishing touch.

▼ Here I painted the wood word welcome with acrylic paint in pink. 


▼ For the wood frame, I gave it a coat of embossing powder by using a watermark ink pad, detailed white embossing powder and a heat gun.


▼ Then, I applied 0.25 inch double sided foam tape on the back of the scallop frame to adhere to the back frame, so a photo can slide into the frame. As you can see, I also backed the back frame with a big LOVE and a drown flower.

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy this 3D frameable home decor project. You may check HERE for all the new releases. Happy crafting!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Stickers, Ephemera: Echo Park Paper You & Me Collection
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Double Sided Foam Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous