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You're Invited

 Hello, it's Sandy Diller here today with a fun and easy party invitation.  With such great products from Clear Scraps it's easy to whip up a card in no time.  By using the 6" Party Stencil and some colorful paints along with the Surprise Chipboard Word Title you are good to go.  All that's left is to add the details on the inside.


Thanks for stopping by,


America the Beautiful

Hi there Craft Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with another Home Decor project to celebrate 4th of July! I love to decorate my home for every holiday or season!

Today we'll be using Clear Scraps WoodStars 3 pack Click here  (such a great value) and Clear Scraps Star shaker! Click here  The papers I chose are from Frank Garcia's "Americana" paper collection. I love the vintage style papers.

To begin our project, I traced around my wood Star piece with my pencil. Cut out and using Beacon glue, I adhered my patterned paper to the front of my wood Star shape. Then using I trimmed away any excess paper, using my x-acto knife. Then using a Distress tool, I smoothed all around the edges of my Star shape.


Next take out your shaker pieces and taking your bottom shaker piece, I traced around my Star shape with my pencil onto another patterned paper. Glue your paper onto your bottom piece. Trim and Distress along the edges, as we did previously with our wood Star shape. Take your top shaker piece and decorate with paint, or as I did using red glitter. Set this aside to dry.


Now glue the next two bottom chipboard shaker pieces on the bottom shaker piece. Fill the inside with any shaker filler you prefer. I cut acouple blue stars from my paper sheet and added them inside my shaker. Now taking the acrylic shaker piece, peel off the protective film from both sides before gluing on top of the previous layer. To finish I glued the top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking! After your shaker has dried, I painted around the sides of my shaker with some red acrylic paint. Let dry.


While your shaker is drying, I cut out a Journaling card from one of my papers. And I fussy cut a sentiment from my element sheet. I curled both ends of my sentiment using a bone folder. This will add some lift and dimension. I adhered my Journaling card to the center of my wood Star shape, using foam tape onto the back. I added glue just in the center of my sentiment and adhered below my journal card. Now you can glue your shaker Star on the right edge. 

To finish this project, I added some pretty navy blue/gold ribbon to the back of my Star using my hot glue gun. Now it's ready to hang!


Here are some closeups!




Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Hope you all have safe and Happy 4th of July!

Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the newest products available! Click here

Until next time,  Happy Crafting!

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, xaco knife, Distress tool, hot glue gun, Frank Garcia's Americana paper collection, Foam tape, red acrylic paint, ribbon, Red glitter, shaker filler.



Celebrate America

Hi my crafty friends, it's Sandy Diller here.  Today I have a fun project to share using some great products from Clear Scraps.  I have used the Large Square Shiplap Shape like a canvas to create a 4th of July celebration.  This was fun to create so let's get started.
I used the Mini Shaker - Milk Can to hold the flags that I made myself but there are plenty flags of all sizes available for you to purchase if you don't want to make your own.

Beginning with the Square Shiplap Shape - Large, it was colored with blue and then black ink to make it look like a night sky.
The 6" Fireworks Stencil was used to create the colorful fireworks in the background.  Because I wanted to use many different colors the stencil was masked off several different times to get the desired effect.  I used transparent embossing paste and many colors of glitter.  This process took a while due to the fact that drying time was needed for each layer.
The shaker was painted and assembled.


Don't forget to remove the protective coating on the acrylic shape.
Hot Glue was used to hold the flags on the back of the Milk Can.  Using a die from my stash, I cut some grass for the bottom of the shiplap piece.  

Using fun foam, the word Celebrate was cut and added to the canvas.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July,