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Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Acrylic Window Shaker Gift Card

Hey everyone!  Who's ready for the holidays?  It's time to get those gifts and cards in

order if you haven't gotten there yet!  I'm sharing a two in one project for a little

inspiration today using one of the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!

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ornament included as a gift!  The Clear Scraps Mini Bulb Shaker was used to

 create an ornament to hang on the tree!  The ornament was painted black and

the top of the ornament brushed with silver metallic wax paste. 

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I traced the back of the ornament on some pretty paper and put it all together using

the Clear Scraps Holiday Sequins (I did pick some of the green out).  I punched a hole

using the larger tabletop crop o dile and some elbow grease, but you could punch each

layer as you go too.  A bit of twine, a touch of ribbon and a few stickers finished it off.

To create the card, I cut a piece of white cardstock to a length of 9&1/2" by 5&1/2".

The 9&1/2" length is scored at 4&1/4", 4&1/2", 8&3/4" and finally 9".  This will give

the card a slight (1/4") gusset or box fold so it has the room to hold the ornament.  I

punched a decorative edge along the one side, but you could leave it plain, add ribbon

etc. On the front of the card, I wanted to add a clear acrylic window to show off that

pretty ornament! So I made a 3&1/4 by 4&1/2" window in the white cardstock.

Super easy to do using my trimmer.

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Here I had glued the acrylic "window" in place after the "icicles" (some nuvo glitter glue)

had dried.  It's glued to the back of the frame, and then I cut a piece of paper to cover

the frame both front and back.  You can find acrylic sheets in the Clear Scraps store HERE

The inside of the card was covered with a buffalo plaid patterned paper, then the card

was tied shut using some twine with a jingle bell accent added as a final touch.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hope you enjoyed this little gift idea!  Make sure to stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Sheet, Mini Bulb Shaker, Holiday Sequins

Other:  white cardstock, black cardstock, PhotoPlay Kringle & Co

collection paper and stickers, black acrylic paint, silver metallic wax,

nuvo white blizzard glitter drops, twine, ribbon, edger punch, jingle bell.


Coffee Mug Shaker Card

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun card I created using the Coffee Mug Mini Shaker Shape! And I'm also going to share the techniques I used!  

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I began by painting the front cover of my shaker with chalk paint in light pink. I adhered the middle frames together using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and painted the inside and outside edges. 

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I then applied embossing ink to the front surface of the outside frame and added glitter pink embossing powder.  

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I set aside my front cover and applied adhesive to the chipboard base of my shaker. I placed it face down on the B side of the pattern I wanted to use. 

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I cut away excess paper using my scissors and x-acto knife followed by using my sanding tool to smooth any edges. I then assembled my shaker by adhering the middle two frames and adding my sequins. Next, the acrylic overlay is affixed followed by the chipboard top frame. 

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For the front of my card I decided to use a portion of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.  Here, I cut a 4.5 x 5.5 inch piece in which I used an oversized stamp with black StazOn. It's helpful to only peel the protective frame from the side you are working.  

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Once my ink was dry, I turned over my acrylic and removed the protective film.  I added alcohol ink in Butterscotch as well as drops of Mixative in Snow Cap.  

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Here is a close up of my assembled shaker as well as the acrylic background.  I find it helpful to use Beacon to adhere the shaker to my projects.

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The collection I used had this cute sentiment that I  thought went perfect with my shaker!  I added a small flower die cut to place under it and popped up the sentiment with foam tape. 

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On the inside, I adhered some cute pink ledger paper and stamped a sentiment as shown. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers by clicking HERE!  Have a great weekend!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, washi tape, brads, chipboard shapes:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; embossing ink, embossing powder, heat tool: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; ink: Tsuneiko, Ranger; stamps: Stamping Up, Recollections; sequins: Jillibean Soup, Recollections, Pinkfresh Studios; alcohol ink: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; border punch: EK Success; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


Vacation Countdown Scallop Clipboard

Hello Clear Scraps friends - so good to be here again in the new year with you!  It's Maureen, and I'm looking forward to all the things that this year holds, including an upcoming vacation to Disney World.  How about you?  Do you anticipate where you might travel this year? 

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It's so much fun to host a personal countdown for upcoming trips.  I've created this project with that in mind - a countdown board that will double as a picture frame long after the vacation is over.

My project centers around the Clear Scraps Acrylic Scallop Clipboard - I'm using the medium size today, and starting by removing the plastic film on both sides of the clipboard.  I thought it would be fun to try some decoupage work, so I've prepped the back of the board with a thin coat of decoupage glue.  I've also traced the clipboard on to a sheet of polka dot paper, then cut it out and adhered it to the back.

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Since we are going to Disney World, I've chosen the mouse shape from the Word and Shape Magical Mouse pieces to decorate my clipboard.  I've coated this piece with 2 coats of chalkboard paint.  This will become the space that I write the countdown on.  Let this dry thoroughly between coats.

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Another fun item I've added to this display is the Vacation Chipboard Word Title.  With this piece, I've coated it in a red acrylic paint then went back over it with a layer of red glitter glue.  This also needs to dry well before adding it to the clipboard.

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Embellishing the front of the scallop clipboard comes next.  I've added a series of decorative print paper in assorted shapes, including some pinwheels I made, then arranged it around a square printed paper as a backdrop.  Next, I've cut a smaller square to put in the middle.  This is embellished on the edge with a thin, black gel pen.  I've drawn small mouse shapes in between the thin lines around the frame to add detail for my future picture.  It's like having hidden Mickeys!

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I've also added a "DAYS TO" title cut out of black card stock.  Glue the white piece on to the pattern paper and arrange them under the clip of the board.

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I will eventually put a picture on this board so I wanted to make sure that the pieces allow me to add it later.  So, as I was gluing on the mouse wood piece, the vacation title and the paper embellishments, I made sure I didn't put them too close to where the picture will be.  It might be helpful to cut a piece of paper the size of your picture prior to gluing pieces down.  Tacky glue works well for these items.

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My display is complete!  I've set my clipboard on an easel so I can change the countdown on the chalkboard piece daily.  It's also handy to be able to write something like the year or other message once I add a picture of our trip later.  This example is from a prior trip, but I am looking forward to putting one on here for 2022.  Oh, and adding the picture was easy - I just slid it under the clip once I had the picture printed!

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What types of events are YOU counting down to?  This would make a good wedding, school or other type of countdown as well.  The Scallop Clipboard is a perfect size for a display table, and I hope you get a chance to try this little project!  See the additional supplies I used below.  Happy counting!!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  Simple Stories Card Stock Pad, acrylic paints, chalkboard paints, Stickles glue, glitter gems, paper sticker bow

 


Featured Designer Hazel Estibeiro: DIY Christmas Projects!

Hello! It's Hazel back to share my last projects with you!  Today, I'm showcasing  Christmas crafts featuring Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shapes as well as a holiday canvas! 

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First up  is the details  of  the Gnome Mini Shaker Shape which can easily be decorated as Santa! 
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I have used acrylic paint to colour the shaker pieces
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I have used  Deck Halls Christmas paper pack to design one base of the shaker.
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   Coloured and ready to assemble.
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I have used shaker beads on the base and assembled the  shaker.

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 I have used Christmas small paper cutouts to decorate it
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Designed the Santa face shaker and ready to gift or hang on your Christmas tree.

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Next, up is the Mason Jar Mini Shaker Shape!

 
I have used design paper to cut out the shape of the jar to stick on the base of the shaker.
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I have cut the shape ready to stick on the base, and used grey acrylic colour to colour the next shaker parts.
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 I have used decorative Christmas cut outs and glitter on the base and assembled all the three parts of the jar shaker to form a beautiful Shaker jar as gift or to hang on your Christmas tree.
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I have used a paper pack design paper to cover the Christmas tree shape.
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 Then used acrylic colours to colour the shape of the gift box and Christmas sentiment.
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Used a 6x6 canvas and distressed it with green Lindy’s spray colour.
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Assembled and adhered my Chipboard Embellishment Shape and Wood Shapes on the canvas.
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Lastly designed the canvas using Christmas embellishments and cutouts to form a decor artwork.
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Thank you for stopping by the blog! I  hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps! Have a wonderful day!

 

 


Happy New Year Wine Bottle Tag

Welcome back, everyone!  I'm Maureen and I'm sharing a project that will get you ready for any of those end of the year New Years parties!  It's fun to have a hostess gift if you plan on attending any events this season, and this idea assembles in just minutes.  I always need a hostess idea - and a great bottle of wine or champagne, decorated up with a handmade tag is such a welcome gift!

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I've chosen the Mini Wine Glass Chipboard Shaker as the focal point for this tag.  It's such a fun embellishment and would look great on a tag, gift bag or card!  

My first step was to cut out a shimmery black card stock tag at a 4" by 11" size, then cut out a 2.5" circle at the top with a die cut.  I've created a scored fold line underneath the circle to give the tag a better way to lay flat.

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From here, I'm using the 6" Bubbles Stencil on the tag, and a white ink and sponge.  Take the sponge and dab through the stencil in spots you want to have bubbles show through.  

Next, I've prepared the wine glass shaker by tracing the shape on both a sparkly black paper as well as a polka dot paper for the inside of the shaker.  Once I cut these out, I've glued them to the top layer and the inside of the shape.

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I decided to go back over the edges of the shape with a black marker so the chipboard edges would match the rest of the tag.  I also added some Wedding Sequins in the middle of my shape along with some number pieces I had from a previous project.  Then, I glued the acrylic piece down and the top layer over it.

To give the festive look of a countdown, I've cut numbers from a die cut set and placed them in cascading order down the side of the tag.  These are cut with a silver sparkle card stock.

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I added the "cheers" phrase to the front of the wine glass as well, and it really pulls all the other colors together!

At the bottom of the tag, I've attached the Mini Wine Glass shaker with a tacky glue.  The specific card stock I chose is of a heavier weight and handles the chipboard element beautifully.

Clear_Scraps_Wine_Shaker_New_Years7You can add a bit more bling by adding some sparkle glue accents to the edges of the bubbles and letters on the tag.  Now all you need is a bottle of wine or sparkling cider to hang it on!  Your hosts will enjoy a special handmade gift from you.  I invite you to check out the selection of shakers available on the Clear Scraps site for last minute gifts like this!

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I hope you enjoy the upcoming end of year festivities and I'm wishing you all an amazing 2022.  See you next year!

Maureen


Christmas Acrylic Deco Slimline Album

Hello friends! The Christmas countdown is on with only a week left to go! Do you have your shopping finished? I am so behind this year but its ok as it will all get done.  Today, I'm sharing a Christmas themed mini using the    Acrylic Deco Slimline Album!  At first, I had planned to create a Christmas countdown/December Daily album but decided against it.  I thought I would have an album to add photos and journaling to at a later date.  

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I left the front cover of the album "bare" but did add the new Scallop Rectangle Mini Shaker Shape! Not only did I fill the center with sequins, but inserted die cuts and stickers as well! You can also see the Fancy Chipboard Borders that I painted with white acrylic paint and adhered using my Beacon 3 in 1 Adhesive. 

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Each page measures 5.5 x 11 so I cut my background pages to 4.5 x 10.5 inches. This gave enough room for the deco tabs to not be covered by patterned paper.  I then added spaces for journaling and or photos. 

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Here, I utilized one of the longer list cards of the collection I used to create a page about things I love about Christmas!  

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For my mini albums, I always love inserting something different for a page such as a pocket or flap. Here, I used paper to sew a pocket to store photos and tags for journaling.  

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Most of my photos I mat with white cardstock and plan them to be 4x4 or 4x5. I also usually will layer extra patterns under my photo mat as well along with embellishments. 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard stickers, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread

 


Believe Christmas Wreath Decor

Hello Clear Scraps friends - a happy December to you all!  I just finished up decorating the house for Christmas, and after unpacking the decorations I realized I needed a new wreath for my door.  I shopped for quite a while but couldn't really find something I liked.  So, I did what any crafty person does - I decided to make my own!

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I found a plain green wreath to start with and went to work deciding on some colors.  In this project, I chose to use the Large Expressions Believe and Holiday Wood Collection.

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I wanted a wintery, but Christmas-y look and decided on some reds, whites and blacks as accent colors.  My first task was to paint the Believe Expressions acrylic phrase.  I am a huge fan of plaids, especially around the holidays.  To do this, I started by removing the plastic film on the front and back of the phrase, then began painting stripes on the backside of the phrase.

The first thin red stripes went diagonal in one direction and then crossed in the other direction.  I let this dry completely, then moved to making thin black stripes going in the same directions.

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It helps to stick to the same pattern, so I kept my 2nd stripes off to the right of the first stripes.  Don't worry about them being perfectly straight or even on the paint.  It gives it a really natural appearance at the end.  The great thing about acrylic is if you don't like it, you just wipe it off with a wet towel!

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As these were drying, I also added dots to the corners of each letter.  I dipped the end of a paintbrush into the paint, and made a series of dots.  It makes the cutest detailing!  These drops need lots of time to dry before the next layer.

Now, make a 3rd set of stripes, this time off to the left, with a thicker white stripe.  I then came back the other direction to cross over a final time.

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It was time to decorate the Holiday Wood pieces next.  I chose to cut 2 Christmas trees with a pinking shears and decoupaged the fronts in a black and white checkered printed paper.

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Once these were dry, I attached some poinsettia embellishments to the top of the trees, then hot glued these pieces together.

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Next, I worked on the snowflake wood pieces.  These have a base coat in white, then were splattered with a black and red acrylic paint for a speckled look.  I also thought it would be fun to add some of the same dotted detail to the middle and ends of these, similar to the phrase detail.

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To attach these pieces to my wreath, I took floral wire and weaved it through the end letters on the Believe phrase, then tied it in the back.  If this will be in an area with weather, I highly recommend sealing the back of the phrase with a paint sealer first.

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I also attached the wood pieces to the wreath, but this time I took a tinsel ribbon and looped it a couple times around the wood pieces first, then tied them in the front and trimmed the ends.  I love the sparkle look this gives the wreath.

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My final touches were some floral berry picks and a bow.  I also tied on a set of bells to the middle of the wreath as well.  I'm so pleased with how this looks on my door!  It was a project that only took a couple hours and it looks great.  Would you give a project like this a try?  I hope this inspires you to work on your holiday or home decor also.  I've listed additional supplies below, if you want to give it a try.  Thanks for stopping by!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  wreath, floral wire, hot glue, decoupage, acrylic paints, floral picks, wired velvet ribbon, large sleigh bells, floral embellishments.


Featured Designer Melly Art: Mini Mixable Dainty Album

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping in!  Its Melly Art and I’m sharing my final Guest Designer project with you.   I’m using the Mini Mixable Dainty 3.5 x 5 Album

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   Once I chose the photos the wanted to use, and the collection, this came together so fast.  I used photos of one of my sisters and her family from their annual photo session.  They went so beautiful with the Cocoa Vanilla These Days and Daydream collections.

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   The front acrylic piece, I used a double sided 3x4 card and adhered it on the backside with the phrase showing through.  I kept it simple and just added a fussy cut frame and butterfly, and a flower and leaf from the ephemera pack, and some pretty sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

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   For these two, I kept one side decorative with some cute phrase pieces pop up with some foam tape, hearts, and more sequins.  The other side I added a photo, the year, another frame and butterfly. 

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The boys!   I wanted to keep with the butterflies and flowers,  but not crazy, cause they’re boys.  So I used the ombré paper end that pulled out the yellow from their shirts, and the blue and green butterflies.  Still pretty and goes with the flow of the book, but not so pink and girly. 

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  The Girls!  The used the same ombré paper, but used the more pink end of it, also pulling in the yellow so it flowed with the other pages.  With this one I added more flowers and butterflies, cause why not!  I also added more sequins and puffy sticker words.

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  The back page, I used the wood grain paper, and another phrase piece and turned it into a shaker.  Using the same sequins, and some small fussy cut flowers that all move around.  Instead of using metal rings, I used some pretty ribbon to tie it together.

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I love how this project turned out.  The photo and collections worked perfectly! 
  I’ve had so much fun designing these 3 months!  I hope to be able to come back again as a guest and share more fun inspiration for you!   Until than you can me on Facebook. Melly Art or on Instagram @melly.Art.creates
  Happy crafting! 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Autumn Days Acrylic Layout

Hello my Crafty Friends!

Dana here! The leaves are changing and full of color! Cool Chris days of Autumn are upon us.  I have a layout project to share today in memory of my mother. I'll be using Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 sheet Click Here and Maple chipboard branch Click Here 

Using the acrylic sheet creates a sturdy base and create a unique one of a kind layout! You can use a variety of inks, stamps or rub-ons as I'm using in this project. 

First off I chose a patterned paper for my background.  The papers I'm using are from 49 & Market Vintage Artistry "In the Leaves" collection. I cut down to to size leaving a 3/4 inch of acrylic visible. Before adhering your paper to the acrylic,  you must peel off the protective film on both sides of your sheet. Now adhere your paper centered on top of your acrylic sheet. 

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Now taking some rub-on images I applied in scattered areas around the edge of my acrylic sheet layout. 

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Now take your Clear Scraps Maple Branch chipboard embellishment, remove the staple and then I applied some of my favorite Finnibair pastes in Gold, Brown and Rust using a stiff brush and a pouncing motion to apply my pastes to the branches,and leaves. I love the texture it creates. Let dry. Then I cut apart acouple of the leaves from my chipboard branch. We'll be using these leaves in scattered areas on our layout. 

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Next I chose a 5x7 photo as my main focal point, and adhered a chipboard sticker frame on top of my photo using foam tape. I also applied foam tape along the edges of the frame before adhering to my layout. This adds dimension. I chose a ephermera sentiment flag and applied to my frame with foam dots, at the upper left edge of my frame.

Now decide on what embellishments you want to add to decorate your layout. I used some vellum pieces, another ephermera sentiment, and some butterflies. Take your Clear Scraps Maple branch and apply around the bottom of your layout using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I applied some of my vellum pieces hanging over the acrylic edge of my layout. Then added some epoxy dot stickers along the top edge and right side of my layout.

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Here are some closeups:

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I hope I have inspired you today and you'll give these acrylic sheets a try when creating  your next layout! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! We appreciate you and look forward to seeing what you create! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your craft supplies and see what new products we have to spark your creativity!

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies used: 49 & Market Vintage Artistry In the Leaves papers, rub-ons, stickers and ephermera. Foam tape and dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Finnibair Rust pastes, Brown, rust and Gold, epoxy dots, stiff paintbrush.

 


Fall Slimline Acrylic Album

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share another one of the fabulous Slimline Albums with you!  I love the fall colors and creating projects all about autumn!  For today's project, I used the Scallop Acrylic Slimline Album and am going to show you the techniques I used!  

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After removing the protective film from both sides, I applied four different colors of alcohol ink to the front cover.  I began by applying the lightest color (yellow) at the top followed by using the darkest (rust) at the bottom. Alcohol ink will dry quickly on the acrylic which is a nice quality! 

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Using the Scallop Chipboard Borders, I painted one with white acrylic paint followed by a coat of crackle effect. 

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After my crackle effect was dry, I applied a light coat of chalk paint in green.  You will notice the white acrylic paint shows through and gives a nice distressed look. I then used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to Adhere my Chipboard Border to the front cover of my album. 

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I used the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to accent my album. I painted the chipboard frame with white acrylic paint and covered the base with patterned paper. I then added die cut and chipboard hearts to "fill" the jar.  Last, I added some bakers twine to the top. 

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For my inside pages, I cut 4 x 11.75 inch patterned paper for my background and added spots for journaling or photos.  With the Slimline Albums you have plenty of room to add multiple photos or extra embellishments (or lots of both)!  

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I love to layer my embellishments around journaling...here I plan to list favorite things about fall.  

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For this page, I created a pocket to insert journaling cards.  I attached tabbed stickers with a stapler for ease of pulling my cards out of the pocket. 

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For the next two pages, I used chipboard frames that were in the collection I used to hold future photos.

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For my last page, I  simply used cardstock as a place holder for a future photo.  I often like to place another pattern under my photo to add color as well as dimension. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Slimline Albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers and frames, brads, die cuts: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; alcohol ink: Ranger; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; crackle effect: Martha Stewart Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings. 


Clear Scraps Stencils--Happy BeeDay Acrylic Card

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a quick and easy acrylic card!

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This card is a quick and easy card but a lot of fun to play with the layers to create

whatever look you'd like!  The cover of the card is a piece of on of the Clear Scraps

Acrylic Sheets.  It's cut to the usual 4&1/4" by 5&1/2" A2 size card.  To make the back

you cut a piece of cardstock or paper (I used a honeycomb patterned paper to stick

with the theme of the card) that is just a half inch wider (4&1/2") so you can create a

little flap to wrap around the front of the card and attach the acrylic front piece to.

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This picture shows the clear front panel a little more clearly.  I wanted to keep with

 the bee theme, so I used the Clear Scraps 6" Spiro Flower stencil.  It has a honeycomb

 look to it.  I used alcohol inks dabbed on over the stencil to create the image on the acrylic.

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Then to give it more of a mixed media look, I went back in along all the edges of the

acrylic card front and around the edges of the stenciled image and dabbed on more ink.

It created a fun look that goes well with the honeycomb paper that peeks through from

behind the acrylic layer.  Then I just added a strip of the honeycomb paper to the front

of the card, and a few stickers, then finished it off with a twine bow.  Cute, sweet and

my favorite part, super simple! 

 

Don't be afraid to play with the acrylic sheets!  They are so much fun to use paints,

stencils, inks, stencil pastes, markers, stamping (with staz on ink or similar) and

make for interesting cards, LO's or even home decor projects!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Sheets, 6" Spiro Flower Stencil

Other:  PhotoPlay Tulla & Norbert's Sweet as Honey, alcohol inks,

foam tape, twine, walnut stain distress ink.


Shoe-Themed Acrylic Tag Album!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun mini album created with our Acrylic Tag Album! This album documents the days long, long ago when I had a pair of shoes in every color imaginable to coordinate with every outfit! If you know me, you know I am passionate about two things: (1) fun folds and (2) shoes! Well, actually three things: (1) cats (we rescue), (2) fun folds and (3) shoes! ;)

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This was a super easy project and could be made for any theme. I cut different colors and patterns of paper for every page, hand-cut in a whimsical fashion, leaving just a tad bit of the clear acrylic showing on all edges. I die cut labels and stitched ovals for each page and layered the white stitched ovals on the label die cuts. I stamped different shoes (including boots and flip flops) with sentiments on the ovals and colored them with alcohol markers to coordinate with the patterned paper on that page. I created hole reinforcements with two circle punches and tied the pages together with purple wrinkled ribbon embellished with a shoe charm from my stash. I added tiny iridescent gemstones to each page to finish the album.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Tag Album

Other products used:
Dark purple, magenta, gold, teal, blue, green, orange and white cardstock; patterned paper, clear stamps, rubber stamps, black ink, Versamark, alcohol markers, labels and stitched oval dies, circle punches, stamp positioner, die cutting machine, glue, embossing powder, glitter, ribbon, charm and rings, foam dimensional pads, gemstones and pick-up stick

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie







Shabby Chic Keepsakes Box

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a shabby chic keepsakes box with you today! Oh.My.Gosh. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I used the Acrylic Keepsake Box along with a variety of texture papers and corrugated cardstock, dies and punches, paper flowers and pearls, and ribbon and twine! The sky is the limit with the fun you can have with these clear boxes!

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For the shabby part of the design, I chose some really cool blue texture papers and cut them the size of each of the panels along with a piece of small channel corrugated cardstock for the top of the box. The texture looks like cement on some of the pieces and peeling cardboard on the others. :)

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Lid: I removed the protective film and adhered the blue texture paper to the top side of the lid and then adhered the corrugated cardstock to that.
Bottom: I removed the protective film and adhered the blue texture paper to the top side of the bottom panel.
Sides: I adhered the blue texture paper to kraft cardstock for the four side panels, and after removing the protective film, glued them to the back side of the four panels so the texture paper can be seen through the acrylic. 

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I removed the rest of the protective film and assembled the box, and here you can see the finished look of the inside.

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I adhered vertical strips on the outside edges where the sides connect, and used a stitched border die on both sides of each strip for a little interest. Then I embellished each side with a horizontal strip of larger channel corrugated cardstock and then adhered die cut hearts embellished with punched gold foil circles. I tried to keep the sides fairly simple with emphasis on the shabby papers.


For the chic part of the design, I embellished the lid with punched gold foil circles, gold die cut flourishes, and large paper flowers. 

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I didn't have the right color blue ribbon in my stash so I dyed some white seam binding with color wash. I added the ribbon bow along with a twine bow, some pearls, and the #keepsakes die cuts in the lower corner to finish the lid.


The last step was adhering a piece of kraft cardstock to the bottom.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Keepsake Box

Other products used:
Navy, kraft and gold foil cardstock, small and large channel corrugated cardstock, blue texture paper, color wash, dies and circle punch, paper trimmer, craft glue and Distress Collage Medium, die cutting machine, paper flowers, seam binding and jute cord, flat back pearls

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Motivations Slimline Acrylic Mini Album

HiYa,

Tami here on the blog with you today with a project to share.

I have been trying to make some healthy changes to my lifestyle, and it hasn't been easy, but it is getting easier!

I have found that silly little sayings and quotes stick in my head and really do come in handy when I am in need of some motivation.

I thought I'd make myself a mini album to put some of my favorite quotes in. I wanted it to be bright, fun and colorful to keep me inspired to look through it daily.

Clear Scrap's new Slimline Mini Albums come in a variety of styles and types. Since I wanted something colorful, I decided to use alcohol inks on acrylic. And because I wanted to use the album horizontally, I opted for the Regular Acrylic Slimline Album...

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All of Clear Scraps Acrylic products come with a protective film on both sides. For this project, I wanted to leave the film on one side while I worked on the other. This way, the backsides of the pieces would all stay clean...

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Acrylic albums require a little more thought and planning than other types of mini albums since what you do on one side will be visible on the other. So it's important to keep that in mind while you are working on your acrylic album. 

I wanted the colors on each page to layer with colors on the other pages to create new colors when the pages were stacked. With that in mind, I selected primary colors and kept one color family per page.

I started with pinks and reds on the top page. I added drops of alcohol ink and then tilted and blew the colors to get them to run into each other...

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I wanted a little more blending and runs, so I added drops of alcohol and again tilted and blew on the inks...

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I did the next page with shades of yellow and the third page with blues. The first picture shows the red page layered on top of the yellow page, then the red and yellow layered over the blue in the second pic. You can see how lots of other colors are created by layering the pages...

My plan was to use the 3 primary colors, then use a pearl on the last page. BUT... I realized there were FIVE pages, and my color plan accounted for four. I noticed that I didn't get many purple shades, so I decided to make the fourth page shades of a pinky-purple. I also checked placement and inked around areas that didn't have much color already when the album was stacked. Here's a look at the pages all stacked up...

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I set the pages aside to dry completely, then I pulled the protective film off the backs of all the pages...

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Next I started planning out my quotes and writing them on white cardstock. I adhered the pieces back to back on opposite sides of the pages. I only placed glue at the centers. I also inked the backside of the papers so that if any portion showed from the other side it looked like a mat...

Once all the pages were finished, I stacked them in order and attached rings in the holes. Multi colored ribbons tied to the rings finished it off...

This project was fun but MESSY! As my desk (not to mention my hands) can attest to...

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SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Regular Acrylic Slimline Album and Book Rings

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Alcohol Inks & Tools, ClearSnap: ColorBox Pigment Inks, Fine Tipped Black Pen and Ribbon


Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using some fun, fall Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year to scrapbook as I love the colors!  I'm also going to show  you how I assembled my page so maybe you will be inspired to create your own autumn themed project!  

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For my focal point on my page, I  used the Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Shape!  I began by using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the front followed by  cutting away any excess with scissors and an x-acto knife.  I then used my sanding stick to create smooth edges between the paper and chipboard base. 

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I set that aside to paint the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames with chalk paint in orange.  I then used my Beacon to glue the two inside frames together. 

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I affixed the two frames to the chipboard base followed by adding gold and rust color chunky glitter.  I then added my Beacon to the outside edges of the chipboard before affixing the acrylic overlay. Finally, I glued on the top chipboard frame.  I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a tight seal. 

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While my shaker was drying, I went to work on the background for my page.  Using the 12 Inch Twig Leaves Mascil and Distress Oxides, I blended in colors on the bottom half of my white cardstock. 

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Here is a close up of the end result. I did use my Mini Mister to spritz a small amount of water to the surface to lift some of the color. 

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I allowed my cardstock to dry and added die cuts and stickers to the front of my shaker.  I also wrapped orange/white bakers twine around the bottom edge for accent.  To adhere to my page, I again used the Beacon Adhesive (any solvent based adhesive is recommended). 

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I added smaller sticker and die cut elements around my photo to accent. I didn't want to over power my page as I wanted the shaker and Mascil/ink to be the stars! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  And see what is new with Clear Scraps by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; inks: Ranger; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


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.
 
 
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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,
Sandy