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Tami with you here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project I'd like to share with you.

It's January, the start of a new year, and maybe you are doing some redecorating or spiffying up your home to freshen up for 2023.

If you are wanting to create some new decor items, Clear Scraps has lots and lots of options to help you with that. Chipboard, wood, acrylic, big or small - they've got them ALL!

I have a small chest of drawers by my front door and wanted a new accessory for it. I started with Clear Scraps Rectangle/Square Printer Tray Frame...

The printer tray comes in a variety of shapes with different sizes of openings for your photos or embellishments.

I wanted this tray to be purely decorative, so I chose not to add photos in any of the spaces. I had recently purchased a new paper line that went well with the colors in my living room and thought it would be perfect for this project. 

Here's my finished project.


I liked the rectangular spaces in this frame style as it allowed me more space to arrange some embellishments.

I started by painting the frame black; I thought the color would set off the papers best.

Next I decided which way I wanted my frame to be. The rectangular spaces could be placed vertically as well. 

I put one of the open frame pieces on top of the back chipboard piece and traced around the inside of each opening. This step helps you see where to place your photos, papers or decorative items with each space.

Then, came the fun part. I had cut apart the tags and cards from the printed papers and laid out all the paper embellies that matched them. I also had a pad of 8 X 8 coordinating printed paper that I could use as backgrounds. HINT: using 6 X 6 or 8 X 8 paper pads for project like this helps to keep the scale in proportion.

Once I had everything placed how I wanted it, I started gluing the pieces down. I used 3D squares to add some dimension to a few of the items. I also picked some trims and embellies to use on the trio of tags at the bottom right of the frame.

I made sure that my pieces fit inside the pencil line of the space I was working on and trimmed any that would overlap into another space.

Here are some closeup photos of the project...

Once I was ready to assemble the frame, I glued both open unpainted chipboard frames on top of the base. I did check to make sure all of my embellishments were inside the areas they were supposed to be in first! Then I removed the film from ONE side of the acrylic sheet. HINT: I find that removing the film just from the side of the acrylic piece that I am gluing down, cuts down on fingerprints or adhesive transfer to the other side. 

I glued the acrylic piece down to the frame and once the glue had set, I removed the film from the top of the piece. Then I adhered the painted open frame to the project.

I wanted the butterfly to be between the spaces in the frame, but you can't do that unless you adhere the embellie to the OUTSIDE of the frame. 

I hope you will come back and visit the Clear Scraps Blog soon! 

Clear Scraps: Clear Scraps Rectangle/Square Printer Tray Frame

Other: Simple Stories: Printed Papers and Embellishments, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, 3D Squares, Black Paint, Embellies and Trim for tags


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