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May 2022

Friends

 

It's Sandy Diller here today and friends is the subject for this project where I used the Deco Pallet Shape and the Circle Dots Stencil  and the word "Friends" from Clear Scraps.

This display can easily be used for any photo.  I left the top part of the word "Friends" with no glue (as shown below) so a photo can be slipped in or out for any occasion.

I created some lovely flowers to decorate the frame using the same ink as below.

 
I began by cutting a shape from paper using the pallet shape as a pattern.  It can be attached using any method you like but I used my Xyron Machine to make the back sticky.  Some pink ink was added around the edges to create a soft edge.
 
 
After attaching the paper and cleaning up the edges I added some stenciling using the Circle Dots Stencil.  I masked off part of the stencil so it would have a random edge that I could make fade out.
 
 
I mixed some reinkers to paint with - now it will match the flowers and stenciling.
 
 
Thank  you so much for joining me today and I hope you have been inspired.
 
Sandy

 


Shiplap Heart Photo Board

How often do you put pictures out on display?  Do they stay on your phone or do you get a chance to print them for albums?  Hi - it's Maureen today, with a display board idea that may help get your photos off of your phone, and on your wall!

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I am bad about getting photos printed - but, there are such good ones I have that I want to put on display, so I decided to do something about it!  This project, using the Large Heart Shiplap Wood Shape, was perfect to get some of our recent photos from vacation out in the open.

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I've started by painting a base layer of white acrylic paint on to 2 of the striped wood panels and a layer of turquoise on the other 2 panels.  These colors are my color scheme in my craft room!  It helped me to get crisp lines by using a little bit of painters tape.

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Next, I stapled a sheer polka dot ribbon in a loop on the back of the heart.  It might take a stronger wood staple gun to help the ribbon stay put.  I did the same with 2 lengths of the same ribbon going across my heart.  It's a good idea to have someone help you pull these tight, or use clothespins like I did, so your photos will stay in place.

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On our trip, we got to travel to Disney World, and since my craft room has a Disney theme, I added the Mini Wood Mouse Pallet to my design.  This shape I painted in a black acrylic paint, then hot glued it to the lower left corner of the heart.

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I've added a small, white felt heart to the crossed sections of my ribbon and the mouse pallet, giving the board a look that mimics a soft photo display board.  This is glued on to the pallet, and also helps the photos stay in place.

My final additions are a couple of card stock sentiments, using a stash of die cuts I had.  These are done in black and white paper.

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I really love this design because it is so easy to assemble, yet looks striking on a white wall in my room.  What colors would you choose for this project?

A short supply list is below if you decide to make this yourself.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  black and white card stock, hot glue, staple gun, acrylic paint, ribbon, embellishments, painters tape


My Happy Place

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! I'm excited to share my Home Decor project using the brand new Shiplap shapes from Clear Scraps! Be sure to take a look at all the fun shapes and sizes available. Click Here

Today for my project I chose the Circle Shiplap Shape large Click Here and House Shiplap Shape Click Here small. 

To begin our project I took some chalk paint and a sponge brush and painted the front side of my round Shiplap Shape. Let dry. 

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Next I taped my Clear Scraps New Grunge Brick stencil Click Here in place onto my wood surface. Then with my pallet knife I spread some Crackle texture paste over my stencil. Scrape off any excess. Carefully lift off your stencil and let dry. I repeated this step on another section of my wood surface. Let your crackle dry throughly overnight before you go to the next step. I recommend you don't use a heat tool to dry the crackle. You'll get better crackle results letting it air dry.

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Now we can add some color to our crackle stenciled surface. I chose to use Spectrum Noir inks and a Distress ink along with an ink dabber and gently rubbed three different color inks over my stenciled areas. 

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Here's a close up!

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Now set aside and take your House Shiplap Shape and decorate the top surface. I chose to decorate my house shape with Mintay papers but you can paint, ink or decorate however you like. I chose 2 different coordinating papers and cut and glued to my house using Beacon glue. Then I cut away any excess paper using my x-acto knife and then took my sanding tool and smoothed around all the edges. To decorate my house shape, I added some chipboard sticker sentiments and circle shape from one of the coordinating papers. I also added a cute puffy sticker heart on the chimney!

Here's a closeup!

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Now the fun part is decorating your Shiplap Shape! I fuzzy cut some images from my papers and inked around all the edges. I like to arrange the placement of my pieces, before adhering them to my project. I added foam tape to the back of my Shiplap house shape before adhering down onto my round Shiplap piece. This adds some dimension which I love. I added foam dots to some of my embellishments and some matching stickers. Then I added a few crystal gems in scattered areas on my project. Added alittle glitter to my butterflies wings!

To finish, I took two pieces of light blue and Pink Tulle and with hot glue I attached a hanger to the back of my wood shape. Now it's ready to display on your wall. 

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Here's some closeups!

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I hope you were inspired today and you'll want to try creating some for yourself or as a gift to surprise someone special! Thanks again for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out all the new products on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Until next time Have a Crafty Day!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks: Winter Rose and Oasis, Distress ink Rusty Hinge,  Ranger Texture Crackle Paste, X-acto knife, sanding tool, Mintay My Happy Place paper collection, Stickles glitter-diamond, foam dots, foam tape, Prima crystals, Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug

 

 


Decked Out Independence Day Gnomie

Hey, everybody! Leslie here, sharing a super fun project with you today! I love anything Americana and I absolutely LOVE gnomes so that combination can only mean the coolest gnomie ever! This project features our Medium Gnome 1 holding a Mini Shaker Flag embellished with the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil, and he's all decked out in red, white and blue patterned papers with a gray marble patterned paper beard and blue cardstock shoes! ;) Oh, this was a fun one!

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I covered all the wood Medium Gnome 1 pieces with patterned paper and cardstock, and inked the edges in black soot distress ink. The only painting I did on the gnome was his nose and little hands which called for a mixture of paints (Liquitex Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide and Titanium White) to achieve a flesh color. I embellished his hat with two border die cuts and upper/lowercase dsie cut alphas.

I painted the Mini Shaker Flag pole with a silver metallic paint pen, covered the front chipboard form with the same blue cardstock I used for his shoes, and inked the edges. I used the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil, Liquitex Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paint and a foam brush to stencil the design to resemble flag stripes on the chipboard back, and adhered four small punched stars. I adhered the next two chipboard forms onto the chipboard back, filled the shaker with red and blue stars and white seed beads, and adhered the acrylic divider (after removing the protective film) and then the front chipboard form.

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I adhered the flag to the front of the gnome and adhered his hands to appear as though he's gripping the flag pole. ;)

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Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Gnome 1
Mini Shaker Flag
5x9 Wave Strips Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned paper, distress ink, paint pen, assorted acrylic paints, dies and punch, glue, collage medium, die cutting machine, sequins, seed beads

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Disney Layout with Mini Snow Globe Shaker

HiYa!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps blog and I have a project I'd like to share with you.

Clear Scraps has a LARGE selection of chipboard shakers and they can be used on a variety of projects. You can use them to embellish cards, mixed media projects, make fridge magnets, mini wall decor and MORE. You can also use them on your scrapbook layouts to add an interactive detail.

I saw the Snow Globe Mini Shaker and thought that Mickey's Magic Castle would look great inside it. Take a look...

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Here is a closer look at the shaker...

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I painted the "glass" part of the top layer of the shaker white and the base black. I also added a row of white dots using a gel pen around the base.

I adhered a piece of yellow cardstock to the base, then added the castle sticker and a few star stickers around it.

I filled the shaker with black and white sequins before assembling it.

Be sure that you remove the protective film from BOTH sides of Clear Scraps acrylic products. I like to remove the film one side at a time as I assemble the shaker so I avoid getting adhesive on the other side while I am putting it together.

To finish the shaker I added a few more fussy cut and sticker embellishments.

The layout itself was made from large strips of printed papers to create a colorful base. Then I added stickers and paper embellishments to accent the layout. I fussy cut the banner pieces out of printed paper and adhered them with pop dots to add dimension. I doodled the string for the balloon sticker down the side of the layout.

Dimensional layouts like this one are GREAT to display! Clear Scraps makes some 12 X 12 clear acrylic Page Displays that are just the thing to use to display your creations!

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Snow Globe Mini Shaker and Wedding Sequins

Other: Echo Park: Printed Papers and Embellishments, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Black, White and Yellow Cardstock. Black and White Acrylic Paint, White Gel Pen and 3D Dots


Life is Good - in the hood

 Hello friends and welcome back,

It's Sandy Diller here to share a fun project using 4 great products from Clear Scraps - the new Large Shiplap Heart, the Small Shiplap House, the Life is Good Chipboard Script Word Title and the Sun Rise Stencil.  I had a great time making this so let's get started.

 
I was inspired to make this shiplap panel after a lovely bike ride around my neighborhood seeing so many cacti in bloom.  I snapped a few photos to display here. 

I began by blending some ink on the Shiplap Heart near the top and then added some washi tape at the bottom.

Next came some embossing paste and the Sun Rise Stencil.

I ripped up some corrugated paper to make a mountain that is edged in a darker brown.
After adding the mountains to the shiplap I covered the shiplap house with paper and then added it on the right side. 

I painted "Life is Good" with some gold paint and then cut out the words "in the hood" using dies.

 

 

 
Using some old slides, I removed the film and added in my photos.  Next came a camera that I cut using a die from the Movers and Shapers.  I have a red camera so I made mine red.
 
 
To finish this project I added the photos around the top of the camera.  I did use some foam tape on the back to make them pop up.
 
Thanks for joining me today - Life Is Good!!
 
Sandy
 
 

 


Small Shiplap Shapes Home Decor

Hello friends and happy Monday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share some of the new adorable Shiplap Shapes!  I create some spring themed door hangers using the Small Circle and Small Heart Shiplap Shape.  And I'm going to show you my techniques! 

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I used the same technique for each background of my  Shiplap shapes so I'm just going to show you the circle.  First I added a light coat of chalk paint in Patina.  

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Once my paint was dry, I used a tea light candle and applied wax to the surface of the wood. The more wax you apply will equal a more distressed effect. 

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Next, I applied white chalk paint in small sections.  I used my scraper in an upward motion while my paint was still wet.  You can apply your scraper as gentle or hard as you prefer.  

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I adhered strips of patterned paper to the lower center of the circle followed by die cuts and stickers from the collection I used.  I  matted a favorite wallet sized photo onto white cardstock as well as added a metal clip. I thought the Circle Shiplap Shape would be a cute way to display a picture. 

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Here are close ups of the project! 

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For the Small Heart Shiplap Shape, I again used the same background technique with chalk paint and wax. Then using the 4x6 Hello Spring Stencil plus Distress Oxide Ink in pink, I blended my color directly onto the heart. 

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Here is a close up of the end result!  I also added a small strip of patterned paper as well as die cut flowers, butterflies and enamel dots. 

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For both of my projects I adhered pink/white chevron ribbon to the back for easy display.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all the new Clear Scraps releases by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, epoxy stickers, enamel dots: Pinkfresh Studios; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Ink, metal clip: Ranger; Ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, tealight candle, scraper.