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Christmas Mini with Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer to share a fun Christmas mini book I created using using some of the new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes! Every year, I love making a book just for Christmas memories whether it be a "December Daily" of sorts or just something to jot down favorite traditions!  I began with the 5x7 Acrylic Tab Album as my base; a great classic! I lightly painted off white chalk paint around the edges of each page to give it a "snowy" effect. 

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The "star" of the front of my album is the new Gnome Chipboard Embellishment Shape.  I painted the chipboard first with red and black chalk paint.  Once my paint was dry, I added embossing ink followed by red embossing powder to to give my gnome some shine.  Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I backed patterned paper behind the nose and beard. 

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For my inside cover, I wanted a space for some journaling. I  added the new Bell Bulbs Chipboard Embellishment Shapes at the top (again using paint + embossing powder).

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Here, I utilized one of the 4x6 cards from the collection I used as an extra page in my book. I spruced up the tree with coordinating enamel dots as well as added die cut presents at the bottom. 

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On the back side, I left a slot for a photo or additional journaling. 

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For my next page, I cut a 3.75 x 12 inch piece of patterned paper. I scored at 6.25 and placed the fold at the top.   I adhered the Star Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape to the front with my Beacon Adhesive. 

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Here is a close up of what the inside of the page looks like. I added a journaling spot as well as an area for a photo. 

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I  know I'm becoming predictable in my mini albums but I love creating pocket pages!  Here, I  stitched a pocket using two pieces of patterned paper. I then added tags as well as 3x4 journaling cards. I  affixed one of the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment Shapes.

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Here is the partner in the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I backed this present with patterned paper before adhering to my page. 

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Here is a close up of the backside of the previous page: 

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I had found some old silver star overlay paper in my stash and decided to use it as an extra page. I layered fun ephemera around the Tag Holly Chipboard Embellishment Shape as shown. 

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On the backside, I  tried to "mirror" my embellishments using the Tag Mittens Chipboard Embellishment Shapes

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And here is my last page which is reserved for a fun photo! 

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I  covered the back of my album with a great candy cane pattern and added a circle journaling spot to add the date. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, enamel dots, die cut shapes, stickers, brads, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill;  adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger, Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  tiny stapler: Tim Holtz; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon


Merry Christmas

Hey guys, it’s Tmika.. with a process tutorial. If you know me, then you know I do not prefer the color purple. I don’t know why, I just don’t. However, when I saw this new paper collection at Scrapbook.com I had to pick it up. It definitely intrigued my shabby chic side and it peaked my interest on loving purple just a teeny bit more. I know my purple people will love reading that, lol!

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I making a sign for my craft room, because I love all things shabby and this will fit right in with my other shabby projects. Not much purple there… For obvious reasons… But it’s a start. I started out using the Slimline Acrylic Wave mini album as my base. I absolutely love clear anything! Clear bags,  clear totes clear… packaging all of it… So when I saw this I knew exactly what I wanted to do with all of the pieces. I will slowly create some wall art using each of the pieces. The wall art will be pretty substantial as there are five pieces to the set! 
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I gathered more items from my stash that I knew I was going to use. I grab some puffy stickers, some colored tree branches, flat back pearls, A little lace, and chip board.

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After I removed the plastic coating from the front, I started With my brick stencil. I love this 2-piece set called 5 x 9 grunge brick stencil.

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I used some white ink and dabbed over the top of the stencil to create my mixed media base. Let that dry for a little bit before moving onto the next part.
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After the ink dried on the acrylic piece, I started with my rub ons  from the paper collection. 

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Next up I grabbed a little bit of lace to add to my shabby chic layout. Just a little will do you!

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I had some leftover paper flowers that I print and cut out from a previous project. So I decided that they should go on this layout as well since the colors matched perfectly! 
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I had this gold snowflake in my stash from a few years ago. And I figured it would match perfectly. I cut it in half and laid it on the lay out with a pop dot and some hot glue. I wanted it to peek out from behind the focus point just a little bit.

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I pulled some of the papers from the 6x6 paper pad that I wanted to use and cut them into a few strips. I adhere the strips with white glue on top of some chipboard to create a sturdy foundation. I also did a little fussy cutting from some of the flowers in the paper, however I did not use them in the layout. I’ll save those for another time.

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I staggered my chip board paper strips on top of each other and secured them with hot glue and a foam dot. I added the other side of my snowflake to even out the layout.

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I grab some flowers from my stash and started to prep them. I curled out the ends with a thin paintbrush to create little green curly cues. I also fluffed out the flowers because they had probably been sitting in my flower drawer for a couple months.

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I laid coordinating flower colors down on my layout in a nice even spread.

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I added the words merry Christmas to my Layout using the gold puffy stickers. I thought it looked perfect on the right of the layout.  

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And as a final touch, I added some Gold sparkly trim to use as my hanging element. The acrylic album has three holes punched on the side. I covered one hole in the middle with the rub ons. I left the other two open so that I am able to pull the gold trim through. I tried that in the night to secure it and there we go! 
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I absolutely love how my layout turned out. It definitely touches my shabby chic side. And I may have to give purple a little bit more of a chance, lol! I hope you have enjoyed what I created! Until next time…

 

Virtual Hugs, 

Tmika


Let It Snow Acrylic Tag

Hi crafty friends! 

The Christmas season has arrived. I love making tags during the season, so join me as I make a mixed media tag today. 

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First, we will need one of the tags from the Acrylic Tag Album set. Once you have you chosen one, remove the protective backing from one side. This will be the side will be working on. Now grab your rub-ons and add those all over. Be sure to leave empty spaces throughout. 

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Now grab your ephemera pieces. I chose to use a mix of acetate images and flowers to embellish this tag. Layer those up to form a colorful base. 

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Do not hesitate to play with  height and/or hide parts of your elements. Once you have a base you are happy with, grab one of the Star Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments.

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I chose to use a distress oxide sprays to add a base layer of color. I then went in with red embossing powder and added splotches of color to add texture and interest. 

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Once that is completed, adhere your chipboard bulb to the tag. From there, layer on more elements. I chose to add heat to some of my acetate elements to add movement. This further added interest to the tag as each element was layered on.


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Now your tag is pretty much complete. To add sparkle, I used glitter paste. I also used art stones and thread to further embellish.


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I then went back in with a bling piece and a ribbon tie for the top of the tag. There you have it. 

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I think this tag is so beautiful. Layering elements is something that I have to continuously practice. There is no one way to go about it. Just find elements and a rhythm that works for you. 

 

Feel free to leave any questions or comments below. As always, happy crafting!

-- Natasha 


Patisserie Mixed Banner Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy November! This year has sure gone by fast right? I'm Dana and I'm back today with another album project for you featuring the Clear Scraps Mixed Banner Album. Click here

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This album has acouple acrylic pages in addition to chipboard pages and border. If you haven't tried using acrylic and aren't sure how to start, I'll guide you through the process in this tutorial. The papers I chose to decorate my album, are from Graphic45 "Cafe Parisian" collection. 

To begin, I chose one of the papers to cover both the front and back sides of my banner chipboard piece. I traced around the banner piece, cut and glued to the banner base. I recommend using Beacon glue. It has a strong bond and perfect when using chipboard. Then taking my xaco knife I trimmed away any excess paper. Then smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. 

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Front Cover: I chose another paper measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 & 1/2 inches. Punch both holes on the side before adhering your paper onto your cover. I recommend using a clear tape runner or Clear glue. Just be careful not to use too much glue or it will seep onto your acrylic edges. I adhered a Journaling card in the center with foam dots. Added a sentiment border from another paper and adhered at the top of my album cover. I fussy cut acouple cakes, candies and floral images.

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Inked along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then adhered along the bottom of my Journaling card using foam dots. 

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Back of front cover: I added a pocket page measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 & 1/2 inches. Added a sentiment border at the top edge of my pocket, a chipboard embellishment in the center of my pocket and a blue gem on top of the hole on my chipboard embellishment.  Tucked a Journaling card inside my pocket. 

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Opposite page: adhered another paper measuring 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches onto my chipboard page. Added a cream cardstock photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches, and glued in the center of my page. I added a chipboard sentiment piece at the top of my photo mat and fussy cut a cake image and using foam dots adhered at the bottom. I like to add some Stickles Stardust glitter to my cake and flowers to add some Sparkle!

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Page 3: Journaling card adhered as a flip up page. I scored 1/2 inch at the top before adhering at the you of my page. Underneath my flip page I added a cream photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches. Fussycut a cake, cookie and candy and adhered along the bottom right corner. 

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Page 4: I adhered another paper measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 &1/2 inches. I left this page as is. I didn't want to cover this pretty paper lol.

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Page 5: (Cherry paper) I adhered a small Journaling card at the bottom of my page. Fussy cut a cupcake image and added some foam dots before adhering on the left corner of my journal card. Added an epoxy sticker and fussy cut cherries to the top corner. I applied some Spectrum Noir Glossy highlights on my cherries. Stickles glitter Stardust to the top of my cupcake to resemble sugar!

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Page 6: photo mat measuring 4 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches and glued in the center of my page. Added a chipboard piece at the top and a teal pearl gem over the hole in my chipboard piece. I also added a sentiment border along the bottom of my page and a cherry border piece along the bottom edge of my photo mat. 

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To finish this album, I threaded some pink and teal colored tulle through both holes and tied into a bow! I fussy cut out some dessert images and titles and glued onto the tabs on my banner piece. 

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Here are some closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed my album project and will create one for yourself. These albums make a great gift idea too. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the different styles of albums to choose from as well as all the newest products available to purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting! Hope you have a great week. 

See you soon!

Dana 

Other Supplies Used: 

Paper trimmer,  scoring board, scissors, foam dots, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, xaco knife, Distress tool, Beacon glue, Stickles Stardust glitter, Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights Clear, Graphic45 Café Parisian collection, Pink and teal tulle, pearl gems, glitter gems.

 

 


Ghostly Pink Shaker Tag

Hey crafty friends! 

It is spooky season, which means candy corn is readily available. Using that as my inspiration, I decided to create a candy corn tag, but made it PINK.

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First, grab a tag from the Acrylic Tag Album set and a few alcohol inks. Prepare to create the three bands of color exhibited on candy corn.

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Remove the protective film from one side of the tag only. Leave the other side of the tag protected with the film for an easy cleanup. Using painter's tape and a heat gun, begin layering ink starting from the top with white, working your way down shades of pink. 

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Once that is completed, set it to the side to finish drying. 

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Begin working on your Mini Ghost Shaker. Of course I decided to heat emboss the top layer. I wanted a dimensional and glossy look for my ghost. 


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I then covered the back piece of the shaker in white cardstock and added in my shaker mix. Assemble the shaker together, remembering to remove the protective film from the acetate ghost layer.

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Now that the ghost is completed, grab the tag and remove the remaining protective film. Also grab some embellishments and prepare to decorate.

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Below is the step-by step of where I added elements.

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Add some ribbon or trim to the top of the tag, and there you have it-- a completed ghostly tag. How cute?! 

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If you choose to recreate this project, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,

Natasha

 


Circle Bats Mini Shaker Acrylic Card

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here back on the blog today on the first day of October! I'm excited to share a quick and easy card I created for Halloween using some Clear Scraps products!  And I'm going to show you my techniques!  

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The star of my card is the Circle  Bats Mini Shaker Shape and will show you how I    assembled my shaker!  I  began by taking patterned paper and adhering it to the chipboard base with my Beacon 3-in-1.  I    cut away excess with my scissors followed by using my sanding tool. 

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Next, I    adhered the two middle chipboard frames to the base as shown. I  then added some of the Spooky Shaker Filler to the center.

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To adhere my acrylic piece, I  placed my adhesive on the outside rim of the chipboard.  I    find it best to use clips to hold my pieces together as the glue dries.

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Next, I  painted the top frame with black acrylic paint. 

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I  then added embossing ink and powder to the bats only on the top frame. I  shook off the excess powder and set with my heat tool.

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Taking my 12x12 Acrylic Sheet, I  cut out a 4.25 x 5 inch piece for my card.  I  applied black, purple, and orange alcohol inks as shown. I    then added a few drops of mixative in White Cap for contrast. 

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Once my card was assembled, I   adhered my shaker again using my Beacon Adhesive.  I  added a cute sticker banner to the top from the collection I  used. 

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Here is a peek of the inside of the card!  I  used a 3x4 journaling card as my background which I  used a stamped sentiment as well as some extra stickers. 

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Thank you for reading today! You can find all of the Mini Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Adhesives by 3L; paint: Deco Art; pigment ink, alcohol ink, embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Pink Paislee; stapler: Tim Holtz; wood clothes pin:  Pebbles;  Scorer: Score-Pal; misc: sanding tool.

 

 

 

 


Fall Shaker Ornaments

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back with a fun project just in time for fall. I love shakers and I thought it would be fun to create something different this time around. So why not turn our favorite shakers into ornaments! Clear Scraps has such a wide variety of shakers to chose from. So be sure to check them out.

For today's project, we'll be using Clear Scraps maple leaf, owl and circle mini shakers.

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But feel free to create which ever ones you prefer. I think this would be also fun to create different shaker ornaments for different seasons and holidays too.

The papers are chose to use are from Simple Stories "Cozy Days" collection. But any fall papers you already have will work just fine.

Let's begin with the maple least shaker. 

I began by choosing one of the papers to cover my bottom shaker piece. I cut out and glued my paper down using Beacon glue. This glue is strong ND made to work well with chipboard. I trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. Then using my Distress tool, I smoothed out any rough edges.  For my top shaker piece, I applied some Sparks Ginger Magic paint over the top. Once dry, I took a brush and applied some copper Glitterific over top. This gives a nice glittery accent. Then I painted the stem of my leaf with some brown acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. 

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Glue your next two chipboard layers on top with your Beacon glue.  Fill your shaker with sequins, beads whatever you like. I used Clear Scraps Fall sequins Click here  Take the acrylic shaker piece and peel off the protective film from both sides before gluing on top of your previous layers. Then glue your top piece in place. I like to add a few clothespins to hold my shaker firmly in place until the glue dries. Do not shake or move your shaker until it dries throughly.  To finish, I  added a sticker sentiment along the bottom edge. 

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Owl Shaker: Trace, cut and glue your paper to your bottom shaker piece as we did before. Trim away any excess paper using your x-acto knife and Distress any rough edges using a Distress or sanding tool. I took my top shaker piece and covered it with another coordinating paper from this collection. Repeat the same steps as before. I fussy cut out to small hearts from my scrap paper and glued one inside each section of my owls eyes. I took and diecut a scalloped shape from one of the sentiments on my Journaling card. Glue the sentiment in the center of my bottom section of my owl shaker. I painted the owls feet using some light pink acrylic paint. 

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I then adhered my next two chipboard shaker pieces in place. Add any shaker filler of your choice in each section of your shaker. I chose Clear Scraps heart confetti Click here  Peel off the protective film from both sides of the acrylic piece and glue in place. Add your top shaker piece. Then set aside to dry throughly before shaking! 

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Circle shaker:

Repeat the same steps as we previously did. I covered my top shaker piece with another coordinating paper. But you can decorate yours using paints, sprays or glitter. I diecut another sentiment piece and glued in the center of my bottom base.

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I added a cute pumpkin spice coffee sticker on one side of my sentiment. And fussy cut a smalll pumpkin, inked around the edges and glued on the right side of my sentiment piece. Glue your next two chipboard layers in place. Add your shaker filler, acrylic layer and top piece. Set aside to dry throughly. I also adhered a grateful sticker sentiment along the bottom of my shaker. 

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To finish our ornaments I hot glued a piece of jute cord to the back of each shaker. Now they are ready to hang on your fall tree or even in your window. 

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Here's some closeups!

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I hope you have enjoyed this project today.  Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies! Thank you for taking the time to visit the Clear Scraps blog! Keep sharing your crafty makes with us on our Facebook Creative page!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Cozy Days collection, scallop and circle dies, Beacon glue, Distress tool, Glitterific -Copper, Sparks paint Ginger Magic, jute cord, hot glue, light pink acrylic paint, Distress Ink 


Hello Sunflowers Acrylic Sign

Hola!

Tami here with a project I'd like to show you.

I wanted to try out my new paint pens on acrylic and decided to try them using Clear Scraps 6" Sunflowers Stencil and 12 X 12 XL Deco Squares Acrylic.

I have used techniques where you draw on, paint or ink both sides of the acrylic before and thought that would work well for this project. I love how bright and shiny the paint looks viewed from the front...

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here are closeups of the sunflowers and the wood word...

I started by removing the protective film from ONE side of the acrylic. I then used a fine point sharpie to draw in the sunflowers across the entire square, letting the designs go off the edges. 

Next, I FLIPPED the acrylic over and removed the protective film from the other side. I used brown, orange and yellow pens to fill in the outlines I made on the other side. Then let the paints dry. From the side you are painting on, the inks look opaque and not that perfect. But the magic happens when you turn the piece over! When viewed from the front - the side I used the Sharpie to outline the designs - the paints are bright, shiny and look very smooth and even.

I decided the piece needed a little something more, so I found the Hello XL Script Wood Word in my Clear Scraps stash. I used the white pen to add a cross-hatch pattern all over it. Then outlined in brown to define it. I used Zip Dry to adhere the sentiment to the lower portion of the sign. 

You can display it on a stand as I have done here, or maybe punch holes in the top and hang it.

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today. Please come back soon to see what other goodies Clear Scraps talented designers have to share with you!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Hello XL Script Wood Word, 6" Sunflowers Stencil and 12 X 12 XL Deco Squares Acrylic

Other: Posca Paint Pens, Black Fine Point Sharpie, Blue Painters Tape and Beacon: Zip Dry


Pretty in Pink

Hey!! Tmika here again sharing a cute, quick and very pink post!! I absolutely had to play with this cute Camera Mini Shaker!! It's so adorable :) I am having a hard time trying to figure out which I like best - the pink, the photo or the camera!! (Because I think my daughter is reading this, I'll go with the photo, lol! )I used some stickers and embellishments from Maggie Holmes Road Trip to accent this little gem.

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I started out by gluing all by the shaker pieces together with wet glue. After it was dry, I gave it 2 coats of pink chalk paint (Waverly).  The chipboard took the paint beautifully. :)

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I mixed up a matching sequin mix and added it where I could. A little touch of gems, gold bling trim and string make this pop! My little "Hello" sentiment is from my stash. This shaker can be a great addition to a layout or mini album.. it is also great on its own as a little decor piece. I hope you like what Im sharing today and will try this at home.

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Virtual Hugs,

Tmika


Crown Mini Shaker Shape Album

Hello friends! Its Jennifer back on the blog today to share a fun baby themed mini album I created using a few Clear Scraps goodies!  And I'm going to show you the easy techniques I used so you can recreate them on whichever project you select!  

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I began by using the Mixable Cutie Album which has cascading acrylic and chipboard pages!  For my acrylic pages, I wanted to add a pop of color so I  applied alcohol ink in Honeycomb yellow. I  did not worry about whether I had full coverage as I  knew I'd be adding patterned paper at some point.  For my chipboard pages, I painted the outer 1/3rd  as shown both front and back.

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Next, I was ready to focus on my front cover (which is the smallest acrylic page).  For my focal point, I used the Crown Mini Shaker Shape.  I painted the top frame, as well as the inside + outside edges of the two inner chipboard frames.  

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I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper then used an X-Acto knife and sanding tool to remove excess paper. 

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed the two middle chipboard frames as show and then filled my shaker with chunky glitter. 

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After removing the protective film from both sides of my acrylic piece, I  adhered it to the shaker  (it is usually best to apply your adhesive to the chipboard and not the acrylic during this step).  Lastly, I daubed the top chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by applying a generous amount of embossing powder.  After removing the excess powder, I set with my heat tool. 

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Here is the inside of the front cover. I added a cute journaling card plus some smaller embellishments.  

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The next page is chipboard which I created a pocket with patterned paper and my sewing machine.  The collection I used had a sheet of tag so I thought it would be fun to add a few to the pocket. 

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For the next acrylic page, my focal point is the Onesie Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I tried to use minimal patterned paper to allow the alcohol ink to show through as well as to center my embellishment. 

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I  first painted the chipboard using a light pink chalk paint. 

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Once dry, I  daubed with embossing ink followed by dumping an ample amount of embossing powder   Once I  removed the excess powder, I set with my heat tool. I adhered the Onesie Chipboard using my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive. 

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Here is the backside of the page that was just shown. I tried to "line up" my papers and embellishments as close as possible.  You can see I added some journaling space. 

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Next is a larger chipboard page.  I've been wanting to do a cascade waterfall for photos/journaling in a min for while After watching some videos on YouTube, I think I figured it out. In hindsight I probably over filled my pages (I  love my layers) but I  think it turned out cute!  I  tied the waterfall off with some yellow seam binding. 

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And here is the last page which I used the Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I think its a nice splash of pink against the different colors!  

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For the Embroidery Hoop, I followed the same technique as the Onesie and the top frame of the Crown.  I  painted the chipboard with chalk paint in light pink. 

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Once my paint was dry, I  daubed the chipboard with embossing ink followed by ample amounts of pink embossing powder.  Lastly heat tool to set  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Please visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the large variety of albums and embellishments! Have a wonderful day!

 

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, foam stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Tsuineko; embossing ink, powder: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; FolkArt; heat tool: Ranger; chunky glitter: Pinkfresh Studios, Recollection;  punches; Fiskars, Paper Shapers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon

 


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 Hello Friends,

It's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little album I made for a child returning to school after summer break.  I used the Mini Mixable Little Bits 3.5" X 5" Album for this one.  It is small enough to fit in a backpack yet has room for several photos.  I left the top of each frame open so a photo can slide in easily.

I began this project by covering the back page with paper and painting the center page pink.
Then some edges were added to the acrylic pages.        

 

I added some cute phrases and banners that go along with photos.
 
 
I did a little stamping to add color, the photo frames on the right are actual slide frames that have been covered with washi tape.
 
 
Rings were added to the holes to hold it together.
 
 
I like to add colorful ribbon to the rings just for fun.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Sandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life is Better on the Farm

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today with a Farm styled Home Decor project to share. These new Shiplap shapes from Clear Scraps come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and they are ready to decorate to match any decor! For my project today,  we'll be using the Clear Scraps Square Shiplap shape- Large Click here and the Clear Scraps Chicken Shiplap Small shape Click here

We also will be using Clear Scraps new mini cloud shaker! Click here

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To begin,  I took some acrylic paint "Wicker white" and using a paintbrush, I white washed the paint over the square Shiplap surface leaving some of wood showing through. Then I took some light blue acrylic paint and white washed this over the surface to create a look that resembles the sky. Set aside to dry. 

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Take your Chicken Shiplap Small shape out of your package. I traced around my shape onto one of the patterned papers from Echo Park's "Farmhouse Kitchen. I cut out along the edge, glued my paper to the front of my Shiplap Chicken shape, using Beacon glue. Then with my xaco knife, I trimmed around my shape removing any excess paper. Then Distressed around the edges till smooth with my Distress tool. Then I took some Distress Ink "Gathered Twigs" and inked around the edges of my chicken shape. I glued a black round disk for the eye on my chickens head. I also painted my chickens feet with a black paint pen. Set aside for now.

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Shaker: Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Take your top shaker piece and using a sponge brush, I dipped my sponge into some the white and light blue acrylic paint, using a light pouncing motion, apply your paint over your top shaker piece. 

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Then with a small paintbrush, paint around the sides of all your chipboard shaker pieces. Let dry.

Take your bottom shaker piece and trace around your shape onto some white card stock paper.  Cut out and glue on top of your bottom piece. Trim away any excess paper using your x-acto knife. Smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool. Then I glued one of the stickers from my Echo park "Fun on the Farm" collection.

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Then glue your next 2 chipboard shaker pieces on top of your bottom piece. Add any shaker filler you prefer. Then remember to peel off the protective film on both sides of the acrylic shaker piece before gluing in place. Add your top shaker piece and set aside to dry. Do not shake until throughly dry or your filler will stick to the sides. I added another bee sticker on the top of my cloud!

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Now we're ready to decorate and glue all your pieces in place. I like to add a variety of different embellishments and sentiments. Don't glue them down until you are happy with their placement. 

I added foam tape to the back of my chicken shape and adhered on the bottom of my Shiplap square shape. Using foam dots I added a sentiment from my ephemera pack in the center of my chicken's body. 

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At the top I took some jute cord and tied a knot on each end. Glue each end down onto my wood surface. Then I applied some foam dots to the back of my FARM sentiment letters, from my ephemera pack, then glued in place on top of my jute cord. 

Here's a closeup:

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I cut out one of the 4x6 Journaling cards from the paper pack and glued on the left side of my wood shape. Adding some foam dots on the back of my tree sticker, I adhered it over the duplicate image on my Journaling card. This adds nice dimension. In my craft stash, I adhered some Farm animals 3D stickers around my journal card and on the bottom left side of my wood surface. I also adhered some of the grass stickers around the farm animals feet and also my chickens feet. 

To finish, I adhered my mini shaker cloud at the top right of my square Shiplap surface. Then with foam dots, I added another sentiment piece above my chicken. You can add a metal hanger on the back or even some jute cord and it's ready to hang!

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Here's another closeup!

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I hope you enjoyed this project today and I have inspired you to create your own Home Decor piece! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website to see all the new products that are available for purchase! Click here

Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Remember to share your crafty makes on our Facebook Creative page! We love to see what you create!

Until next time we meet, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen collection and Fun on the Farm collection, Plaid Wicker white paint, light blue acrylic paint, foam tape and foam dots, Beacon glue, sponge brush, small paintbrush, Distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, black round disk, jute cord, x-aco knife, white card stock, Jolee's "Petting zoo" stickers.

 

 


Envelope Mixed Album

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the new mini albums that were recently released!  There are four designs to choose from that come in either chipboard or mixed (chipboard + acrylic).  Today, I'm sharing the Envelope Mixed Album in which I used a wedding theme! Summer seems to be the time when most weddings occur and thought this would be the perfect album to use! 

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I began by painting the three chipboard pages with black acrylic paint.  I covered the "flap" of the envelope completely while only painted the edges on the two book pages.  I knew I  would be using patterned paper to cover the majority of the inside of the book. 

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For the front of the flap, I cut two different patterns into a triangular pattern and stitched together before adhering.  I  then added in embellishments  such as die cuts, stickers, and enamel dots. 

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My first page is acrylic which I covered the majority in patterned paper. I  found that using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive works best with the Clear Scraps acrylic and and chipboard as it does not warp your product.  

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I used one of the Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shapes as a focal point on my first page.  To color my Embellishment Shape, I actually used gold spray paint!  It's difficult to see in the photo the glitter in the gold paint. 

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Here is a the back of the previous page which I  tried to "line" up to meet the elements of the opposite side.  I found using space for 3x5 or 4x4 photos worked best.  

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Here, I used two different size of square photo mats followed by adding die cuts and stickers.  

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For this page, I did mat a 4x6 piece of cardstock onto two different patterned papers.  

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You can mix and match sizes of photos to fit whatever your needs are!  I left my photo spaces blank because I plan on giving this as a gift to a family member this summer! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can find all things new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt, Krylon;  ribbon: Snug Hug; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings


Watermelon Phone Stand

Are you a watermelon fan?  I wasn't a big fan of it growing up, but the older I've gotten, I really enjoy some for the summertime.  Hi everyone, it's Maureen today, here with you during the heat of the summer.  I thought you'd enjoy a refreshing treat today - and even if you don't like to EAT watermelon, you might enjoy this cute project.

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Today I'm sharing an adorable item that's not only fun, but fun-ctional!  It's a watermelon phone stand, using the Clear Scraps Acrylic Phone Stand item.  This is a great project to try out your painting skills, because when you use acrylic paints, you can just wipe it off and start over if you don't like it!

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My first step is to peel off the protective film from both sides of the stand.  Next, I'm taking a foam brush and doing one light green stripe down the side, center and opposite side of the back of the stand.  I'm only going about 3/4ths of the way down, because this will be the top of my watermelon pattern.

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Next, I'm taking a white acrylic paint and the tip of the brush handle, and applying small dots down the sides of each green stripe, in varying sizes.  I'm also adding a stripe of white where the green stripes end.  This will be the rind of the watermelon.

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To paint on acrylic, it's helpful to start with the top layer of your design so it will show through later.  It's like painting in reverse!  Here I'm painting the watermelon seeds on first, and to do that I'm making a black dot with paint, then pulling one side out with a pin tool.  This helps me make tear drop shapes more evenly across the stand.  I also take that tool and add small white highlights in the shape of a comma around the seed.

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Make sure each layer dries really well - I actually left mine overnight to make certain I wouldn't have any streaking.  Once the seeds are dry, I set out to cover them in a watermelon pink background with a light coat of paint.  Don't overdo it - just one or two strokes are plenty, and the image is meant to be a bit transparent.

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My top layer involves sponging some dark green paint over the open stripe at the top.  These are applied over the white dots too, and become highlights from the front.  I did go back and fill in my white "rind" again, so that it was more visually appealing from the back.

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Now, I'm also choosing to add a front image for decoration, so I've picked the watermelon wood shape from the Wood Summer Collection.  I'm painting this piece in a similar color scheme to the phone stand.  I've base coat the front and back in a light green paint, then sponged stripes on with a darker green on the back, and a half circle of watermelon pink on the front.

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I've also added the same highlight dots to the edge, making it look like a rind.  Let this piece dry thoroughly.

I am a growing fan of the items I can print in vinyl, and acrylic products are so great for this medium!  I've chosen a phrase from my electronic machine and printed in a black permanent vinyl.  I recommend following the instructions on your machine for how to apply vinyl, but I'm including basic steps below.

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First, peel away the excess vinyl and weed away the small pieces.  Rub this upside down on some transfer tape and peel off the backing.  Take the transfer tape and lay it over the area you want to apply it.  Then rub with a squeegie tool and pull the transfer tape away.

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I've added a few words to the wood piece and a phrase to the acrylic phone stand too.  I've then applied the watermelon wood piece to the top of the stand with some hot glue.

Your final step would be to seal the stand in an acrylic sealer, especially so the paint doesn't chip away over time or if you are using it outside.  Then, you are ready to take your smartphone with you, to any room in your house or even outside to listen to some music!

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I hope you enjoyed this "no-calorie" treat today - would you consider making something like this?  I'm including a supply list below, if you choose to give it a try.  Hope you stay cool this week and now, if you'll excuse me - Summer is calling.  grin  I'll see you next time!

Maureen

Additional tools:  acrylic paints in bright pink, white, black and lt/dk green; black vinyl and an electronic cutting device (I used Cricut Joy); acrylic paint sealer, sanding paper for wood, hot glue gun.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Here are some closeups!

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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.

Dana

 


Botanical Home Decor Printer Tray

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back to share another Home Decor project with you. I love to decorate my home for every season! Today we'll be using several different products from Clear Scraps. For our base I chose Clear Scraps 12x12 Printer Tray Rectangle Click here

Along with Clear Scraps Chipboard Fancy Butterflies, Click here  Decor border Click here and the new Leaves mixer stencil. Click here The papers I chose are from 49 and Market Botanical collection. 

To begin our project, I applied some creamy acrylic paint to the front shaker frame and my chipboard Deco border. I prefer to apply 2 coats of paint and after it's fully dried, I inked the edges using Distress Ink. 

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After my border is fully dry, I took my mixer leaves stencil and securely taped my stencil in place using some washi tape.

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Then taking some Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn , I applied my Distress Ink over some of the leaves, using my ink dabber. Set these pieces aside for now.

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Next from my Botanical paper collection, I cut and glued my papers behind each window of my bottom layer chipboard Printer frame piece. I recommend using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue. It's fast drying and has a strong bond. Then I glue this bottom piece onto the back base of my Printer Tray. Glue your next chipboard frame piece on top of the previous layer. 

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Now I cut apart one of my Clear Scraps Fancy Butterflies chipboard embellishments, I had leftover from a previous project. But you could use both butterfly chipboard embellishments if you like. I added some yellow and green glitter to my chipboard butterfly wings. Then set aside to dry.

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Now the fun begins and we can add our embellishments. I like to use some fuzzy cut elements and ephemera pieces using foam dots to adhere to the different sections of my printer tray. I added a stamp, and even glued some Butterflies to my chipboard Deco border piece. I chose to add a photo of my mother inside one of the windows too for a personal touch!

Now you can add your acrylic layer, but remember to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet, before gluing in place. Now you can glue your final top layer in place! Then I took my Deco border piece and glued along the bottom edge of my Printer Tray. 

To finish your project, I added a jute cord on the back and now it's ready to display on your wall!

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Here are some closeups

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate your support and we love to see your crafty makes! So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting! Let your creativity flow!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: 49 and Market Botanical collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn and Rusty Hinge, Trimmer, Beacon glue, Marta Stewart glitters- Peridot and Lemon Drop, photo,