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A Bouquet of Daisies Stenciled Card



Today I am super excited to share this adorable Stenciled Thank you card I created.  I love how fun stencils are to play with! A Stencils are a great way to create fast and easy unique cards in any color and for any occasion.  

To recreate this project you will need :

 Clear Scraps Supplies

6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil

Other Supplies

watercolor paper, distress inks, blending brushes, sentiment stamp, ribbon, coordinating card stock

Start by securing your watercolor paper to your work surface. Secure your 6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil over your paper. I chose to use my stencil on an angle. 


Apply green distress ink to the leaf areas of your 6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil


Apply distress ink to your flower centers.  I chose a bright pink but you can choose any color you desire. 

Ink flowers with distress ink.  Here I chose purples to coordinate with my pink flower centers! 

Stamp you sentiment with coordinating distress ink. Matt your bouquet onto card stock. tie a ribbon around your matted stenciled bouquet and adhere to your card base to finish your card. 

I hope you  are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Stencils  and create your own cards!



Clear Scraps XL Wood Flip Flops-Dive into Summer Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today, ready to make a splash with some

cool summer decor using the adorable XL Wood Flip Flops from Clear Scraps!

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Who needs a little summer fun decor?  Or maybe you have a pool and want to hang a fun

sign to decorate the area or by the entrance?  Summer is all about sunshine, fun, and

of course, flip flops!  These jumbo XL Wood pieces from Clear Scraps are so fun to

decorate up!  I used acrylic paint in a fun bright blue color that was a great match

for the paper collection that I was using for this project.

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Then I painted the straps in a deeper blue color for a nice contrast. Both shades were

in the patterned paper I was using.  It's easy to pick your shades for these types of

projects when you use the embellishments or paper you'll use as a guide.  I added

the "title" of my project and also a couple of cute little flowers to dress up the flip flops

 just a bit.  You could use rhinestones, enamel dots, a lot of things to dress them up!

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In the bottom right corner, I used a couple of journal boxes, matted them onto

white cardstock for a nice contrast, and then added some stickers for a fun touch.

The little awning on the top was created by folding a pretty piece of paper about 1/4"

back to "pop-up" the piece of paper and using a paper punch to create the scallop.

With it's bright cheerful colors and cute little stickers, it's perfect for summertime!

But if you'd rather create for another season, or for every day decor, make sure to

check out all the awesome shapes of the XL Wood decor pieces in the Clear Scraps

store!  You can find them all right HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  XL Wood Flip Flops

Other:  Vicki Boutin acrylic paint in blueberry pie and saltwater taffy, 

Echo Park Dive into Summer collection kit, Prima flowers,

Bella Blvd enamel dots.


Days Gone By Layout

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today! Do you love to scrapbook? Have you tried creating a layout on acrylic? It's so versatile and you can use many different craft mediums and apply to your acrylic to get the look you desire or specific theme.

For today's project I'm using Clear Scraps XL Scalloped shape. Click Here but there's many different styles to chose from. We will also be using Clear Scraps Chipboard heart Click Here and feathers chipboard Click Here


My papers I chose are from Blue Fern and are from their Jane's Memoirs collection. Since I'm creating a heritage layout, I thought these would be perfect!

To start, we will be decorating our chipboard shapes first. For the heart, cut away from your outside chipboard piece. You can save this outside piece for another project. I covered the main heart with some glitter, and painted the smaller heart inside with pink acrylic paint. Let dry. After it dries, I took some Pebeo Gliding wax -Gold, and rubbed with my finger over the swirled areas on my chipboard heart. Then I chose a background paper to decorate the inside of my heart. I traced and cut it out. Applied to the back of my chipboard heart with glue. I prefer to use Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It grabs quickly and has a permanent bond. Set your heart aside. 


For the feather chipboard I applied some Finnibair rust pastes using a stiff brush and a pouncing motion. I like the effect this creates. Gives it a weathered rusty look. Let dry.


Next chose a background paper of your choice. I cut my 12x12 paper on all sides to measure about 10x10 inches. This leaves a nice clear edge of acrylic showing. I used a Clear adhesive tape to attach my scrapbook paper to the back of my acrylic sheet. I only applied tape to the four corners. You may use a clear drying craft glue, but be careful not too apply too much. Then I applied ink lightly to the edges of my acrylic sheet. I used Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink in Rose Gold.

Now you can start planning how you want to decorate your layout. I chose a vintage photo of my grandparents as my main focal point. I matted my photo on cream cardstock and adhered to the middle left side of my page.  I fussy cut out a tiny envelope and ticket from ephermera pack. Scored and glued together my tiny envelope and tucked my ticket inside. Added a heart gem. Glued my envelope to the bottom right corner. 

I glued my chipboard feather along the bottom of my page. The chipboard heart I glued above my photo at the top, using some foam tape on the back. This adds some dimension! I took a small paper rose and inked over the edges with some Distress Ink to give it an aged look. I then adhered my rose to the top of my chipboard heart. 

To finish off my layout, I arranged and glued some flowers along the edge of my envelope at the bottom. I adhered some letters for my title on my page. 


Here are some closeups!





I hope you enjoyed this project today and I have inspired you to try to create your own acrylic layout! I think this would also be a great Home Decor piece. You could add a ribbon to hang or display it on your wall or shelf! 

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps blog website for all your crafting supplies and to see what's new! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and would love to see your crafty makes! Until next time, Happy Scrapbooking!

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, foam tape, Jane Memoirs Stylograph paper and ephemera, Finnibair Rust pastes in Gold, Brown and Rust, Finnibair Crimson glitter, Pebeo Gliding wax in Gold, Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink in Rose gold, Tim Holtz Distress ink Old paper, 49 and Market flowers, Prima flowers. 

Flower Mini Shaker Card


Tami here on the Clear Scraps' Blog with you today.

I have a fun little project I want to share with you; it's sure to brighten someone's day!

It is a thank you card featuring the Flower Mini Shaker...


The flower shape is clean and simple and that made me think GRAPHIC! so I used bright colors accented with black to really make the elements PoP!

I started with a 5 X 10 card base of black cardstock.

Then I stenciled some bright rays on a 4 1/2' square of white cardstock. I used the 6" Spiral Stencil with yellow and orange ink...

Here are a few hints for working with stencils. First, use blue painter's tape to secure paper and stencil to your worksurface. Next, on a stencil like this one, with lined sections, it's easier if you glide your ink or paint along the direction of the design. In this case, I started with yellow ink on the outer edges. I pulled the ink from the inside down each of the "rays". Next, I added the orange, this time pulling from the center out toward the edges.

Next I got to work on the shaker. I wanted the background to match the sequins, so I used a pencil to outline the outer rim of the circle as well as the outside of the petals. I filled the designs in with yellow and blue ink...

Once the designs were inked, I cut them out - slightly INSIDE the lines. I checked to be sure that the papers fit properly and wouldn't stick out beyond the edges. Then adhered them to the back of one of the outline portions of the shaker...

Now for the fun part of any shaker --- FiLLiNg it! i used sequins that matched the ink colors...


I used a black marker to color the top outline part of the shaker, then assembled it. Be sure you remove the protective film from BOTH sides of the acrylic piece. I like using a glue like Zip Dry for this as any excess that might ooze out cleans up easily, and it holds well...

Clear Scraps has introduced some great new products lately! You can check them out in the What's New category of the Clear Scraps website.

Clear Scraps: Flower Mini Shaker and 6" Spiral Stenci

Other: Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks. The Stamps of Life sentiment stamp, Clear Snap: ColorBox Black Archival Dye Ink and Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Black and White Cardstock and Blue and Yellow Sequins

Tools: Blue Painter's Tape, Trimmer, Detail Scissors and Pencil

Balloon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Friday!  It's a holiday weekend here in the US which means a longer weekend for most of us!  I love celebrating with family and this includes special milestones like birthdays!  I created a layout using the new Balloon Mini Shaker Shape and will show you the techniques I used. 


I painted the front surface of the top chipboard frame of my shaker. I then used my Beacon Adhesive to adhere the two middle chipboard frames together. I  used the same paint to cover the edges of the frames. I set them aside to dry to work on decorating the base. 


Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of my chipboard base. I trimmed away excess using scissors as well as an x-acto knife. I  followed up with a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges. 


Next, I adhered my two middle chipboard frames as shown.  Before adding my chunky glitter, I used an embossing bag to de-static the area.  I then adhered my acrylic piece applying adhesive to the chipboard.  After I was happy with placement, I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a good seal. 


I  dabbed the front chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by using a bright blue embossing powder.  I had thought about doing a light pink but thought the blue would be a better contrast.  After the powder was set, I adhered it to the shaker with my Beacon Adhesive. 


And here is a close up of my shaker assembled!  Using a solvent based liquid adhesive is usually best to adhere the shakers to your projects.  


I added smaller stickers as well as brads and enamel dots to accent around my photo. You can also see I  stamped the date as well as added a sentiment. (I  have hoarded a large collection of roller stamps!)


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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard shapes, brads, enamel dots, washi tape, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; embossing ink, pigment ink: Ranger; stamps: Heidi Swapp, Becky Higgins; embossing powder:  Ranger; chunky glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool