Acrylic

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


ATCs Turned Into 8x8 Retro Film Display

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a really fun retro film display that I created with our 8x8 Page Display and Film Strip Chipboard Embellishment. I love creating vintage projects and since I had some retro ATCs in my stash, this project just kind of fell into place!

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I started by rounding the corners of the six ATCs and then layering them on metallic red cardstock.

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I cut three 8" x 8" panels of white cardstock and rounded the corners, and then cut one 7-7/8" x 7-7/8" panel of black cardstock and rounded the corners.

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I layered the three white panels on top of one another for stability and then the black panel on top. I then arranged the ATCs and when I was happy with the placement, I adhered them with Tape Runner and added red jewel brads to the center top of each one to resemble a thumb-tack type of embellishment. 

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I slid the panel into the 8x8 Page Display and added an angled strip of metallic red cardstock to the top and bottom. I added a clear jewel strip to each red cardstock strip.

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I then added white enamel arrows and white die cut alphas.

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I heat embossed the Film Strip Chipboard Embellishment with three layers of Versamark and black embossing powder so it was good and shiny. I adhered it to the right side of the display and added more white die cut alphas.

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The final touch was adding a ribbon hanger tied in a bow. This was such a fun project!

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Clear Scraps products used:
8x8 Page Display
Film Strip Chipboard Embellishment

Other products used:
Cardstock, ATCs, paper trimmer, brads, double-sided adhesive, glue, Versamark, embossing powder, heat tool, dies, strip bling, enamel arrows

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Winter Window Shaker Note Card

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty Wintery scene depicting a couple kitties looking out the window at a full moon in the starry sky, sparkling tall trees and snow banks! Since we still have a little bit of the cold stuff ahead of us, I created a Winter shaker note card featuring our Mini Shaker Window as well as our 4x6 Stars Stencil which I used for the night sky. 

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I cut a standard A2 size card base from white cardstock and adhered a panel of patterned paper to it. I cut a panel of blue cardstock slightly larger than the shaker window, applied white paint over the 4x6 Stars Stencil with a dauber, then added a strip of glitter tall tree washi tape and two layers of snowbanks created from torn white cardstock. I traced the shape of the Mini Shaker Window on the panel, cut it out and adhered it to the back layer of the shaker. I always work from the bottom up when assembling shakers. I adhered the next two chipboard forms, then the acrylic layer (protective film removed), added white seed beads, and then adhered the top chipboard form which I colored with an alcohol marker.

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I adhered a narrow strip of brown cardstock around the outside edge of the shaker to conceal the chipboard layers prior to adhering it to the card base. I adhered two die cut cats in front of the window, a vertical computer-generated sentiment down the left side and a very thin white cardstock strip down the right side to complete the card front.

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I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front as well as a narrow strip of brown cardstock. Since this is a note card, I left the panel blank leaving plenty of room for a handwritten note, and layered it on brown cardstock.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Window
4x6 Stars Stencil

Other products used:
White, blue, brown, kraft and yellow cardstock; patterned paper, paper trimmer, white paint, washi tape, circle punch, brown alcohol marker, dies, glue, seed beads

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Lovely Acrylic Wave Slimline Album

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini book I  created using the Acrylic Wave Slimline Album plus a few Clear Scraps goodies!  I  have been wanting to scrapbook my daughter's senior photos from last year for awhile and thought one of the Slimline Albums would be perfect!  

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 I  began by placing drops of yellow alcohol ink along the outside edges of my front cover (after removing the protective film).  I  blended in some select areas but did not worry about full coverage.  I    then added Mixative in Snow Cap. 

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Once my alcohol ink was dry, I  flipped over my front cover and stamped this wreath image around the edges using StazOn in black.  Again, I  did not worry about it being perfect as I  knew I  would be adding patterned paper to the front of my album. 

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I  set my  cover aside to work on my shaker which would be the focal point of the front of my book. Using the 3x4 Rectangle Mini Shaker Shape, I  applied patterned paper to the chipboard base with Beacon Adhesive.  I  then cut away excess paper with an x-acto knife and my sanding tool. 

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Here you can see I  added numbers as well as embellishments from the collection I  used along with sequins.  After adhering the acrylic piece, I  like to secure my shaker by using these clip pins while everything dries.  

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Next, I  went to work on my Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes. I  painted both with white acrylic paint and then used embossing ink with powder

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I  adhered my chipboard butterfly to the top left of my shaker as shown using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I  also added some paper flowers I  had in my stash. 

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Here is a close up of my shaker which I  also added a cluster of paper flowers from my stash. 

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I  covered my pages with 4.5 x 10.75 inch pieces of patterned paper and used 4x6 photos. I  love the longer length of the pages to add journaling or extra embellishments.

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Here, I    used two 4x4 photos which I matted onto white cardstock. 

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For this page, you can see I    used my other Fancy Butterfly Chipboard Embellishment Shape.  I  decided to use a light pink embossing powder to contrast the yellow background. 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, puffy sticker, epoxy buttons, gold hearts, foam words:  Cocoa Vanilla Studios; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; stamps: American Crafts; ink: Ranger, Tsuneiko; alcohol ink: Ranger;  embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections, Stampendous; paint: DecoArt;  border punch: EK Success; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbons: Snug Hug;  sequins: Recollections; paper flowers: Prima, Mon Ami Gabi, The Paper Studio; chipboard numbers: American Crafts; stapler, metal charms: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings


Clear Scraps Acrylic Tab Slimline Album--Acrylic Organizer

Hey there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a way to

get yourself organized this year!!

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If you are like me, I'm always looking in the "junk drawer"

 to find where I put this coupon, that business card,

a gift card I got for "x" holiday.  This year I thought

instead of always searching, why not make a colorful,

fun organizer to avoid that frustration!  It started with a

Clear Scraps Acrylic Tab Slimline Album.and the cute

Scissors Chipboard Embellishment!  I decided to 

use alcohol inks to make it bright and colorful.  I did

the cover and back in a mix of 3 colors, and then did

each individual section in one of the colors alone.

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I created a section for grocery coupons or ads.

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Another for restaurant/coffee gift cards.  Here I used

Clear Scraps Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment

To create the card pockets, I used a small piece of

patterned paper and attached small pieces of

cardstock (2"x4") glued down leaving the top open.

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I kept decorating simple with a few strips of scrap

paper and an enamel dot here or there. 

Just enough to give it a little pizzazz.

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To make the larger pocket pages, I folded a 9&1/2" wide

piece of cardstock in half.  It was 10&1/2" long.  I cut

out a section at the top 6&1/4" long to leave the 4&1/4"

"pocket" along the bottom.  I glued the edges to create

the pocket and punched holes to add to the album.

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This section holds rewards cards or retail shop

gift cards or coupons.  Love the cute little hangers?

Clear Scraps Clothes Hangers Chipboard with a little

twine bow.  They were painted with black acrylic

paint, and I brushed the "hanger" top with silver.

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The final pages were more pockets for cards or

tickets or whatever item needed a home!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Tab Slimline Album,

Scissors, Coffee Mug and Clothes Hangers

Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Doodlebug French Kiss papers, enamel dots,

pink, green, blue and white cardstock, crop-o-dile

paper punch, metal rings, twine, alcohol inks,

alpha stickers, glue.


Let's Ink A Phone Stand!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a very vibrant alcohol inked project. I've been having the best time lately playing with alcohol inks and creating pretty backgrounds for cards and other projects, so I took the inking one step further and inked our Regular Acrylic Phone Stand! OMGosh, this was fun and so easy - acrylic really takes the inks well! And, as I do with my regular alcohol ink backgrounds (usually on vellum), I pressed gold foil onto the ink when it was just about dry to get some pretty veining.

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I started by removing the protective film from one side of both of the phone stand pieces. I dropped Cranberry, Poppyfield, Watermelon, Sunset orange, Honeycomb, Sandal, Peach Bellini, Sunshine Yellow and Lemonade alcohol inks onto the surface of each acrylic piece.

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I added more ink to different areas and when I was happy with the coverage, I set them aside to dry. When they were almost dry, I pressed gold foil onto multiple areas, leaving small bits of the foil. The veining really pops on these colors.

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When they were completely dry, I painted the edges of both pieces with gold acrylic paint. When that was dry, I removed the protective film from the back of both pieces and covered them with gold cardstock. 

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I assembled the stand and added red enamel dots.

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Here's an angled shot. Turned out so pretty!

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Clear Scraps products used:
Regular Acrylic Phone Stand

Other products used:
Gold cardstock, alcohol inks, gold foil, craft knife, adhesive, gold acrylic paint, enamel dots

I hope you're inspired to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Vintage Recipe Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vintage recipe album featuring our Slimline Acrylic Tab Album! This mini collection of my favorite recipes has two each of Dessert, Meat, Veggie, Side and Soup/Stew. I have to say that the hardest part was narrowing down my favorites since I have so many, lol!

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I printed the recipes on 32# copy paper, and printed the 2" square finished recipe images on glossy photo paper and cut them with a square die. I covered all the album pages with patterned papers after removing the protective film on both sides of each tabbed page. I inked the edges of each page and then roughed them up with the Large Sanding Stick for an old worn-out vintage feel.

I stamped the page contents on each tab in brown ink, adhered the recipes to each page, and affixed foiled photo corners on the corners of each photo. I embellished the front and back covers and all the pages with patterned paper strips and stickers, and also used thick alphabet letters for the word 'Recipes' on the front cover. I put the album together with binding rings and added ribbon scraps to each ring to complete the album.

Here are close-up shots. This was an easy project that would make a great birthday or anniversary gift, or maybe a gift for newlyweds!

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Clear Scraps products used:
Slimline Acrylic Tab Album
Large Sanding Stick

Other products used: 
Patterned paper, stickers, photo paper, copy paper, stamps and stamp press, inks, square die, paper trimmer, adhesive and collage medium, photo corners, die cuts, enamel hearts, alphabet letters, binding rings, ribbon scraps

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


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.

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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

 


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.


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.