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September 2021

Wood Card Vintage Sewing Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vintage sewing album created with Blank Wood Card for the front and back covers and Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments used as the focal on the front of the album! I layered the two dress forms together to make one embellishment with some really good dimension. If you're a sewing fanatic, you'll love this! I cut four pages for the inside of the album and embellished the front and back of each page, leaving plenty of room for photos and/or journaling!


The front and back covers of the album were created with Blank Wood Card. In addition to the stamped and painted Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments on the front, I used a vintage button, charms, ruler ribbon, and elements from the digital accessories. I used digital sewing journal pages and accessories on the covers and all the pages. The edges of the covers and pages are inked with distress ink. The inside of the front and back covers are painted with chalk paint and each has a spool element from the digital accessories. All four of the pages on the inside are embellished with digital journal pages. They also have folders that open, flaps that open up and out, and pull-outs - all embellished with elements from the digital accessories along with stamped and die cut buttons, and all with plenty of room for journaling and/or photos. I did a little ink splattering with a fan brush on each page, trying not to over-do it because I love ink splatters, lol! And finally, I tied two ribbons on the binding rings with crafter's cord. Here are shots of the front and inside cover, front and back all pages, and the inside and back cover.

Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments
Small sanding stick

Other products used:
Teal, brown, ivory, pink and tan cardstock; rubber stamp, clear stamps and dies, and digital journal pages and accessories; green ink, brown distress ink, variety of circle punches, corner rounder, chalk paint, stamp positioner, binding rings, ribbon and crafting cord, vintage button, charms, distress collage medium, die cutting machine, fan brush, green and pink sparkle embellishments

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Hey Pumpkin Fall 3D Frameables

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana here and I'm back  to share a 3D Frameable home decor project perfect to kick off the Fall season! Have you seen all the new 3D Frameables from Clear Scraps? The possibilities are endless and so many different styles to chose from. For my project today I'm using Clear Scraps Deco Frame and Base Click Here  and Fall Pumpkin Word N Shape Click Here


First off we'll be working on our two bottom base pieces.  I'm using Carta Bella Hello Autumn collection to decorate my 3D Frameables. I chose 2 coordinating papers and traced around each bottom base and cut them out. Then taking my x-acto knife I carefully trimmed around all the edges. With my sanding tool I smoothed out any rough edges. Repeat the same steps with your smaller base piece. Make sure you mark and cut all the inside slots making sure your word/fall pumpkin pieces snap in and out easily. I used Beacon 3 in 1 glue to adhere both base pieces together, making sure my slots line up evenly.


Next take your pumpkin shape and paint with some orange acrylic paint and add green paint on the stem. Make sure to paint the sides of your pumpkin shape.  For my Fall words,  I used Finnibair rust paste and using a stiff brush and pouncing motion I applied the rust paints over my letters in layers. This adds texture to your letters. Let dry.


Take your top Deco frame and a coordinating paper you desire and repeat the same steps as you did previously with the base pieces. Smooth around all the edges.  You may add a photo to the back of your frame if you desire. Then taking your glue, adhere the top Deco wood frame to your frame base.  Making sure all your edges line up evenly.

To finish my pumpkin, I wrapped some twine around the stem a few times. I took a piece of green wire and wrapped around a pencil to curl my wire. I stuck the wire piece with some glue behind the twine. Added a sticker flower and a crystal gem in the center. To finish off, I glued one of the chipboard pieces to the center of my pumpkin shape. 


To finish off my project, I added a few embellishments to the bottom of my frame. And glued a flower in the upper right corner of my frame. 


Now slide all your pieces in place and you've got the perfect Fall home decor piece to display in your home!


Here are some closeups!



I hope I have inspired you today and you'll check out all the new Clear Scraps 3D Frameables available to purchase on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Thank you so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! Don't forget to share your projects with us on our Clear Scraps Facebook Creative page! Till next time, Happy Crafting! 

Other Supplies used:

Carta Bella Hello Autumn collection, Finnibair rust paste in Orange, brown and gold, crystal gem, wire, twine, orange and Shamrock  acrylic paints, Distress or sanding tool, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Prima flower. 



3D Frameables Class at CKC San Marcos

Howdy! Tami here!

For those of you in the South Texas Area the CKC Convention at San Marcos September 9-11 may be of interest to you.

After a few years absence the convention is BACK! I will be teaching a class using Clear Scraps' 3D Frameables.

We will be making the Deco Frame and Base as well as 2 themes - Fall and Welcome - to use with the frame. The class is being offered both Friday 9/10 and Saturday 9/11...

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If you would like to just pick up a class kit; please feel free to do that. Other than your basic supplies, everything that is needed is included in the kit. The class kit also includes directions with full color photos.

You will also get a bonus project sheet. You can purchase the Home theme at the Just Crop Booth at the convention and use the printables to embellish a 3rd theme to use with your frame.

Online registration for CKC San Marcos ends on 9/6, so if you plan to attend and want the discounted price on classes and crops, plan to sign up soon.

I've also been working on the door prize bags. I used 2 of Clear Scraps' 6" stencils - Doily Mat and Zinnia - along with pigment ink to embellish plain kraft bags...

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I sometimes loosely outline stenciled designs as I like the hand drawn-look it gives a project. 

I felt like the designs needed the definition to add some PoP and stand out against the kraft background.

I'll be filling the bags with door prizes from Clear Scraps, Just Crop and Beacon Adhesives.

I hope to see you there! 

Woof & Bone 3D Frameable


Tami here on the blog with you today.

I have a project using one of the new 3D Frameables that I would like to share with you. It features one of the new themes too: Woof & Bone...

Clear_scraps_3D_frameables_woof_dog_bone_frame_home_decor_tsanders - wm

Since I have 2 boys, I don't get to do too many scrapbook layouts or home decor projects that are "girlie". Pink and flowers are not often choices I reach for. But my mom's dog, Sox, is a girl so... let's break out the frills!

I started by painting the large base with silver paint. I painted the ends of the small base with pink paint. Then I cut strips the width of the space between the slots of the small base and adhered them. I left the pieces at the front and back longer and then filed them even with the edge. I like the look of paper on the base, but it does take a little bit of work to remove it from the slots. Cutting strips seemed to be a good way to avoid that.

Next, I adhered a printed paper to the frame and filed off the excess using the Large Sanding Stick. I also covered the bone with a coordinating printed paper...

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For the "Woof", I painted the "W" and the "F" pink and the paws - "o's" , with silver paint. The paws didn't look finished, so I outlined the letters and then backed the paws with coordinating paper...

Clear_scraps_3D_frameables_woof_dog_bone_frame_home_decor_tsanders - woof

I used chipboard letters to add "Sox" to the bone and outlined them to match the letters on "woof". 

To finish, I added a flower at the center of "sox", a group of flowers at the upper left of the frame, some paper flags and a tag...

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If you haven't checked out the 3D Frameables line yet, take a peek. New designs for the upcoming holidays have been added!


Clear Scraps: 

3D Frameable Square Frame & Base

3D Frameables Woof & Bone Word n Shape

Large Sanding Stick

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Silver & Pink Paint, Printed Papers & Tag, Paper Flowers, Chipboard Letters and Black Rhinestones

Gather 3D Frameable

Hello friends!  Jennifer on the blog today!   It's unofficially fall and I'm so ready for it!  This is one of my favorite times of the year because of the bright colors on the trees as well as creating fall themed projects! Today I have one of the new 3D Frameables to share today! 



I began by taking the Gather-Wagon Wood N Shape and painting both with white acrylic paint.  I did not worry about my coverage being perfect since I  am going to be adding another medium. 


I set aside both to dry (which does not take long at all).  To the wagon, I  applied a very light coat of crackle effect to the surface. Again, I did not worry about complete coverage. 



I set the wagon aside to dry and painted the the bottom oval base stand in orange chalk paint. I also used the same paint to color the edges of the Deco Art base frame. I did not fill in the center as I would be adhering my photo in this spot. 


Taking the Deco Frame, I affixed different patterns using my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive.  I then trimmed excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife.  Finally I smoothed the edges using a sanding tool  


I  repeated the same steps for the top oval of the base frame. I will usually add a thin line of acrylic paint around the edges. For this project I chose for the wood to show through.  


After ensuring my white acrylic paint was dry, I brought out my Distress Oxide Inks to blend yellow and orange over the top.  I focused on creating lighter color at the top to give the word a two-toned effect. 


I again used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix the two base ovals together ensuring each slot is lined up.  You can also see that the Deco Frame Base has an extra lip for inserting into the slots.  


I added stickers and die cuts to my frame to accent but did not want to overpower the frame.


Once my crackle effect was dry, I lightly painted the surface of the Wagon with brown acrylic paint. I love the distressed look!  I  added paper flowers as well as pumpkin die cuts to "sit" on the back of the wagon. 


And here is a close up of the Gather word with the Distress Oxides.  The nice thing about the 3D Frameables is that you can mix and match pieces to suit whatever theme/holiday you want! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts,  stickers: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; crackle effect: Martha Stewart; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; flowers: Recollections; misc: sanding tool , x-acto knife

Featured Designer Sandy Diller: Blessed Heart Printer Tray Frame

Hello, it's Sandy Diller here today with my first project using Clear Scraps great products.  Our family  recently had a lovely addition.  Baby Violet was welcomed into the world in June and so loved by all. I wanted to share this Heart Printer Tray that has been filled with photos of her with people who adore her.

Each tray comes with 1 - chipboard back, 3 - chipboard cutouts and 1 - acrylic divider.

I began this project by first stacking and gluing 2 of the chipboard coutouts together.

Next came paint - I chose a light green to go with the paper I plan to use.

Next came the photos cut to fit the openings.
The heart was traced onto 12" X 12" scrapbook paper and then cut out and glued to the front of the single frame.
The section with the photos was attached to the solid backing then covered with the acrylic piece.  
Be sure to REMOVE the protective film from both sides as shown above.

The papered frame was then added to the acrylic covered heart.

For a finishing touch the  Blessed Chipboard Script Word Title was painted and then added along with some paper flowers.


We are truly blessed,