Cards/Tags

Friends "Stick" Together Card

Hola,

Tami with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog to share a fun with you.

With most folks "sheltering at home", frequent contact with friends is probably lacking at this time. Sure we can text, keep up on social media, even video chat --- but how about good old snail mail? How excited would you be to get a card from a friend? So why not make a few cards and send them out to your friends to give the gift of friendship with a little touch of surprise. Bet you'd make their day!

This card is super easy to make thanks to the Clear Scraps Cactus Pots 6 X6 Stencil...

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I used alcohol inks on glossy paper to make my "printed" papers for the cactus, pots and dirt mound. Then I traced around the cactus and pot elements with a black permanent pen and cut them out. I cut a freeform shape to set my pots on. And the background was made by inking the Chevron 6 X 6 Stencil with a blue alcohol ink; I stenciled the pattern one way, then flipped the stencil and inked again to create the pattern.

This card would also be quick to make in multiples. Just make more alcohol inked "printed" papers in the different colors, then trace and cut out the pieces.

If you'd like to see how I made this card step-by-step, please view this short video...

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Supplies:

Clear Scraps:  Cactus Pots 6 X6 Stencil and Chevron 6 X 6 Stencil 

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Alcohol Inks, Glossy Paper, 3D Dots, Fine Tip Black Permanent Pen, Scissors and Trimmer


Hello Friend Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today showcasing the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishments. 

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The chipboard butterflies are perfect for all your  projects, but I wanted to use them on some much needed cards.

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Using an assortment of inks, I colored the butterflies then added embossing powder to give them a bit of shine.

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Using spritzed papers from my stash, I placed the 6" Post/Flowers Stencil on top, then used assorted inks to add color.

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Removing and realigning the stencil, I added a 3rd flower.  For shine, I added embossing powder and heat set.

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The stenciled panel was matted with green cardstock, then added to a yellow card.

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The largest butterfly was added to the card at it's body only.  I let the wings stay free, so it appears the butterfly is flying.  A stamped phrase was then added to the corner of the card with pop dots for dimension.

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My second card is also a spritzed panel that was embossed and die cut.

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A double row of cattails was added to the bottom of the card.  The panel was then matted with blue cardstock and added to the card.  A stamped phrase was then added to the corner of the card with pop dots for dimension.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Spray inks: LindyStampGang; Ink: Memento; Dies: Lawn Fawn; Stamps: Tim Holtz

 

 

 


Start your 4th of July with a BANG!

Howdy,

Tami here today to share a project to kick off your 4th of July holiday with a BANG!

I made this decor piece to display for the holiday. Although it will just be a few family members coming over; these days that’s enough to qualify as a PARTY! And what’s a party without some decorations?

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I used several different products from Clear Scraps on this project...

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I started with the Scallop Jumbo Wood Tag as the base, then rounded up 6 X 6 Fireworks Splash Stencil, Lower Case ABC Stencils, Stars Chipboard Embellishment and 2 PC Wood Stars

I then grabbed some white paint, pigment ink, embossing powder, washi tape, glue and a few tools and I was set!

Here is a short video that shows you how to make this project yourself...

i hope all of you have a very happy 4th of July and stay SAFE!

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Scallop Jumbo Wood Tag, 6 X 6 Fireworks Splash Stencil, Lower Case ABC Stencils, Stars Chipboard Embellishment and 2 PC Wood Stars

Other: Tthe Crafter’s Workshop: Spun Sugar Acrylic Paint, ClearSnap: ColorBox Pigment Inks, Pearlescent Embossing Powder and Sylus & Tip, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, Black Fine Point Pen, Paintbrush, Heat Gun, Washi Tape and Scissors


Mini Shaker Mason Jar Card

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Hello crafty friends... Helen is here. Have you seen all the projects from the team this month teaming up with the TapeRunner team? I hope you have becuase they all are amazing!

And today is my turn. I made this mini shaker card featuring Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mason Jar and TapeRunner.

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I started with cutting out a piece of heavyweigth white cardstock into 4" x 10", scored and folded into a card. Then, I taped the base of the Mini Shaker Mason Jar on top of the card, with very slightly over the edge of the folded side.

I traced the mason jar shape on the card with pencil and then fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors. After that, I applied the TapeRunner all over the top of the card, added the mason jar base on it, and then pressed it to make sure it adhered well.

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I found a this pretty lace patterned scrapbook paper inside my scrap bin. I trimmed it to fit inside the jar and added on the mason jar base with the TapeRunner.

I printed the sentiment and cut it out with the scallop rectangle die, then I added it on the card with the TapeRunner.

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Next step, I applied the TapeRunner on each layer of the mini shaker mason jar chipboard and I stacked them together.

After I added the last layer, I added some of the white glass beads inside the jar. Just enough for fun shaker, but not to much that the beads won't cover the sentiment.

I removed the clear plastic film off the acetate plastic. I applied the TapeRunner on the mason jar frame and added the acetate plastic, then I pressed it firmly to make sure it adhered well. And then I added the last layer of the shaker mason jar frame. I tell ya... this tape runner is super sticky! It holds pretty much any materials that you can find at Clear Scraps store!!!

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I tied up some natural burlap twine around the lid of the jar and secured it with the TapeRunner. I also applied some TapeRunner on the back of the 3D paper flower and on top of the twine knot. I added the flower on the card.

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I really love how this mini shaker mason jar card turned out. It can be used as an encouragement card and the recipient can put it on their desk as little decor reminding them to shine.

I hope this project sparks an inspiration for your to create projects with Clear Scraps! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have a wonderful day!!!


Lava Lamp Shaker Greeting Card

 
Grooooovy greetings today!   I am excited to share this card I created using Clear Scraps 
Mini Shaker Lava Lamp.  I just loved the shaker and decided to create a retro looking card complete with a punny greeting! 
 
Start by stamping your greeting onto patterned paper. 

 

Trace and cut paper to fit your shaker.  Using Tape Runner Adhesive  add papers to your Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Lava Lamp
 


 Fill shaker and add acrylic.

 


Add shaker top to finish shaker. I did punch a few small hearts and adding them on top of acrylic to mimic the "lava" .

 Assemble your patterned paper onto card base.  Add stamped greeting.  Add your shaker to finish your greeting card.

 
i hope you are inspired to use shakers on your greeting cards. 

Wedding Card with Basket Chipboard Embellishment Shape

Hello,

Tami here with another project featuring Clear Scraps and our cross promo company this month —-TapeRunner.

June is “the” month for weddings, and I have a perfect card for the occasion.

Earlier this month, I did a tag with a foil technique that utilized the TapeRunner. While planning out this card, I wondered if the TapeRunner would be an easy way to create a glitter background for the Chipboard Basket that I wanted to use. I tried it out an a scrap piece of cardstock and it worked beautifully! 

If you’d like to see, or review the steps to create a glitter background for the chipboard piece, please check out this post: FOIL TECHNIQUE—- the steps are the same, except that instead of applying foil over the adhesive, you apply glitter.

I painted the basket white and outlined it with a gold glitter gel pen. My card base was white cardstock and the mat was a piece of cream toned printed paper. 

I also used the TapeRunner to adhere all the pieces of the card together...

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I used off white paper flowers to fill the basket, and I used the TapeRunner to adhere them as well...

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I wrote the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock using the gold gel pen and also used the pen to add centers to the flowers and to outline the edge along the printed paper.

A white and gold twine bow was the finishing touch. I love the classic look of white and ivory for weddings; there is something romantic with a touch of vintage when those colors are used together.

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Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today. Please come back and see what new projects the other talented designers have for you!

Supplies: Clear Scraps: Chipboard Basket

TapeRunner: Permanent Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other: TCW: Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint KingArt: Gold Glitter Gel Pen, ClearSnap: Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter, White Cardstock, Cream Printed Paper, Off White Painted Flowers, White and Gold Baker’s Twine, Trimmer, Scissors and Bone Folder


Gears Stenciled Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph here today with a set of cards using the ClearScraps 6" Gears Stencil.   This month we are partnering with Tape Runner

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I used the Gears Stencil with assorted inks to create backgrounds for my cards. 

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My first gears background uses Old Paper Distress Ink for a light effect.

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My second background uses Aged Mahogany Distress Ink for a rich effect.

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My third card uses Forest Moss Distress Ink for a darker effect.

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Mix up the colors to create any number of backgrounds.  Using Lawn Fawn dies, I then die cut the panels to fit my cards.  Using the Tape Runner, I adhered the stenciled panels to coordinating cardstock panels, then added them to cards.

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For card #1, I used Heartfelt Creations stamps to create a masculine card, fussy cutting the stamped image and adhering it to the background with brads.  Going for a birthday theme, I added Happy Birthday to the center of the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

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Card #2  uses the same gears stamp and a different sentiment.  It was also added to the card with brads.  The sentiment gives you a reason to look inside the card doesn't it?

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In this current environment, I thought this interior sentiment says it all, don't you?

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My final card is a little different as I wanted a friendship card.  I just added a few brads to the gears background, then added the sentiment across a piece of corrugated cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Ranger Distress Ink, Lawn Fawn and Tutti Designs dies, Heartfelt Creations stamps


Swirl Butterfly CAS Cards

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Hello hello hello crafty friends... Helen is here! We are still teaming up with TapeRunner and today is my turn again to share my project. On these two Swirl Butterfly CAS cards, I used the Swirl Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment, 4x6 Brick Wall Stencil, and 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil.

These cards are fun to make and not too complicated. Here are the steps:

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I cut both of the Swirl Butterflies from the frame with scissors. Then, I traced one of them on the back of the yellow glitter paper with pencil. I cut out the paper with micro-tip scissors.

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I applied the TapeRunner on the surface of the butterfly. This tape is super sticky and permanent. Then, carefully I lined up the cut out glitter paper on the butterfly and I pressed firmly the paper on it.

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I taped the Brick Wall stencil directly on top of the white card with the purple tape (washi tape will work well too, just make sure it can be removed without tearing your card). And then, I used the blending brush to apply some of the Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the card.

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I removed the stencil from the card and put it on the stamping tool to stamp the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with the VersaFine Jet Black ink pad.

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I removed the card from the stamping tool, and then I applied the TapeRunner at the back of the butterfly. I added it on top of the card.

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I added those small lines with Micron Pen and I added some of the white pearl gems on the card. 

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I used the same steps to make this second butterfly card.

For the background, I used three different color dye ink pads that I blended together using the blending brush and the Quarterfoil Stencil. 

For the butterfly, instead of adding the glitter paper on top of it, I added the orange glitter paper under the butterfly using the TapeRunner.

There are many chipboard embellishments at Clear Scraps Store that you can grab for your projects. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have wonderful day!


A Perfect Day at the Beach Greeting Card

 
 



 
Greetings!   Chris here and today I am excited to share this summery greeting card I created using Tape Runner Adhesive and Clears Scraps chipboard.  Nothing says summer more than sitting at a beach, and this card features Clear Scraps Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment
                                                              
Start by painting the Clear Scraps Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment as desired.  I chose white and red to coordinate with my papers.  (ignore my messy background! ) 

 I chose Simple Stories Summer papers and coordinating card stock to create the back drop for my chipboard. All paper pieces were assembled with Tape Runner Adhesive.


Adhere umbrella pole and then add chipboard pieces with foam tape over top of the pole. (add foam tape on either side of the chipboard pieces so that pole is behind the other pieces.)

 To finish your card add more paper pieces on the card inside.

 

I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Supplies!


Foil Technique with Chipboard Shape Embellishments

Hiya,

Tami here today to share a fun technique using both Clear Scraps and our cross promo company this month —- TapeRunner

Bling is all the rage in fashion, decor and crafts, and foil is among the hottest ways to get this look.

You can easily add foil to your papercraft or mixed media project using TapeRunner and some transfer foil...

I thought that the Fancy Butterfly Chipboard Shape would look gorgeous with a foil underlay to fill in the wings.

Cut the shape from the chipboard frame...

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Trace around the butterfly shape on a piece of black cardstock...

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Use the TapeRunner to fill in the shape with horizontal lines of adhesive...

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Lay a sheet of foil transfer paper over the adhesive and rub with your finger to transfer the foil...

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Pull up the foil sheet and tada... 

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Cut out the butterfly (you may have to retrace around the butterfly if you obliterated your first tracing like I did)...

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Paint your butterfly - I used silver paint - then apply adhesive to the body and outer edges of the wings using the TapeRunner to adhere it over the foiled cardstock piece...

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I used the butterfly to embellish one of the acrylic tags Acrylic Tag Album. I painted the back of the tag with light blue, white and silver paint. I added a few scattered drops of each on the tag, then brushed horizontally to cover the tag, being careful not to overblend them. 

On the front of the tag, I used the Butterfly Stock Stencil with silver modeling paste; this combined with painting on the back of the tag, helps to add dimension.

If you’d like to see more about that technique, please view this post: Mixed Media Acrylic Tag, which describes this technique and includes a short video.

Rub-on sentiments and some silver ribbon complete the tag...

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I hope this project has given an idea of a new way to use TapeRunner.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Fancy Butterfly Chipboard Shape, Acrylic Tag Album and Butterfly Stock Stencil

TapeRunner: Permanent Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other: TCW: Sterling Silver Modeling Paste, Silver, Light Blue and White Acrylic Paint, Transfer Foil, Rub-one, Silver Ribbon, Palette Knife, Paintbrush and Scissors 


Peace Tall and Slim Card

Hello crafty friends! Helen is here. I hope you've seen the amazing projects from my teammates for our cross promo with TapeRunner! And today is my turn. I made this Peace tall and slim card using the Fern Branch Chipboard Shape Embellishment and 6" Fruit of the Spirit Stencil.

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I cut out the tall and slim card base using Silhouette Cameo 3. For the background mat, I trimmed a piece of scrapbook paper into 3" x 8 7/8" and then I distressed one edge of the paper with my distresser tool (if you don't have this tool, you can also use scissors, but be very careful!). I added the paper on the card with the TapeRunner.

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I taped the 6" Fruits of the Spirit Stencil on the card using painter tape. I also taped around the word and then using make up sponge, I added the two shades of green pigment inks on the card. I removed the stencil to clean the ink of the stencil.

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I dried the ink on the card with craft heater, then I added some anti-static powder on it. And then, I taped stencil back on the card. Using the Embossing Dauber, I added the clear embossing ink on the word. I removed the stencil carefully of the card and sprinkled some clear embossing powder on the word, then heat set the powder with craft heater.

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Next, I cut the fern branch chipboard of the frame with scissors. I used the same embossing dauber to cover surface of the fern branch with the clear embossing ink. I put the inked fern branch on top of a coffee filter, and then sprinkled the Sage Embossing Glitter on it. I poured the whole jar on it to make sure it was covered well with the embossing powder.

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I preheated my craft heater for couple seconds and then heat set the embossing powder. It was super fun to watch the embossing powder melt on the chipboard. Check out all the glitter on the fern branch!

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I added the embossed fern branch on the card with the TapeRunner. I embellished the card with some pearl gems I have in my stash.

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You can check out all the Chipboard Shape Embellishments and Stencils that you can use for you projects! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have wonderful day!


Bright Birthday Card with Chipboard

Howdy,

Tami here to share a birthday card for you; one that would be suitable for a guy or a gal.

Summer makes me think of bright, bold colors; the cheery colors of the rainbow. So when I needed a card for a friend's birthday, those were the colors that inspired me. 

I used 2 Chipboard pieces from Clear Scraps: Birthday Cake Chipboard Embellishment and Birthday Chipboard Word Title to create my card...

 

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I used glitter gel pens in green, blue and purple to fill in the designs on both chipboard pieces. Touches of orange were used for the flames and the "i" in birthday. I also outlined the "birthday" chipboard piece and the black cardstock with silver.

I backed the Birthday Cake Chipboard in white cardstock and cut around the shape to create the "cake" portion of the design. Then a piece of black cardstock was used to help the design stand out from the white card base. Orange sticker letters were used for the "happy" at the top of the card.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of chipboard shapes and words to help customize your projects.

For an extra boost of brightness, you can paint your chipboard pieces white before applying your color - whether it's ink, paint or pen. My gel pens were bright enough on the raw chipboard, so I didn't prime them.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Birthday Cake Chipboard Embellishment and Birthday Chipboard Word Title

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, White and Black Cardstock, Orange Sticker Letters


Shaped Stencil Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman to share a set of cards using the the 6" Post/Flowers Stencil.  This month we are also collaborating with Tape Runner.

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Having a lot of pattern papers in my stash, I decided to use assorted papers as the background for this fun stencil.

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Selecting an assortment of Imagine inks, I placed the stencil on the pattern paper and inked it up using the ink pads and ink daubers.

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Wanting a shaped card, I used Spellbinders dies to create an easel card.  I die cut the card with the larger die, then die cut the pattern paper with the next smaller die.  The inked panel was then added to the cards using the Tape Runner.

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To keep the card upright, I die cut a strip to fit across the card base, placing it on the base with foam adhesives for dimension.  This ensured the cards would stand upright.

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Stampendous Stamps were used on the sign posts as well as the center strips of the cards.

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To finish, brads were added to the flower centers.

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When folded the cards fit into square envelopes.

So why not pull pattern papers from your stash and create amazing designs with stencils.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies: ImagineCrafts Ink, Stampendous Stamps, Spellbinders dies


Birthday Shaker Cards

Hello friends! Today I'm kicking off our month long cross promo with TapeRunner today! Birthdays have definitely been celebrated quite differently during the pandemic but that makes me want to ensure they are extra special!  Using the Party and Birthday Cake Mini Shaker Shapes, I  created these fun, festive cards! 

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Both cards were created using the same technique; to save time I'm going to only show the Birthday Cake Shaker. First, I  painted my top frames as well as the edges of my middle frames with white acrylic paint.  I  almost always use a foam brush but did use a smaller paint brush to get into the tighter areas.  (It also helps to adhere the two middle chipboard frames together first before painting...this will save you time). 

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Next, I  ran my Tape Runner adhesive over the top chipboard base of each of my shakers in order to cover with patterned paper.  I  then trimmed excess paper away with scissors, as well as with an x-acto knife.  Using a sanding tool/paper is also helpful. 

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I   was then ready to adhere my middle chipboard frames to the base as shown here.  Before inserting my sequins, I  used an embossing sachet to ensure there would be no static electricity.  After placing the sequins, I  then adhered my acrylic piece followed by the top chipboard frame.  

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Once I  affixed my shaker to the front of my card, I  added die cuts and stickers to accent.  Each card front is cut from a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet that I  left clear to allow the base paper to show through. 

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Thank you for reading today! Be sure to check back for more inspiration from our design team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; cardstock: Bazzill; punches:  EK Success; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollections; adhesive: TapeRunner, Beacon, Thermoweb; stapler: Tim Holtz. 

 


Masculine Cards

Hi everyone, it's time to celebrate the men in our lives.  Whether it's for Father's Day or his birthday, Clearscraps' Cog Gears Chipboard Embellishments are the perfect choice for creating masculine cards.

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The 4 chipboard gears are attached to a chipboard frame which you can easily separate with a pair of scissors.  

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I decided to use the chipboard frame on one of my cards so I left one of the gears attached to the frame then painted all pieces with brown paint. 
The frame was the perfect size for a card.

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The frame worked out to be a great focal point for my first card.  Cutting Rinea Foiled Paper to fit, I embossed it then adhered it to the frame. 
 
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The frame was then adhered to the card and a stamped phrase added within the frame.  Finally,  I added the smaller gear in the center of the large gear.
 
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I created a second card using the two remaining gears.
I painted them with brown paint then put them aside to dry.
 
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After creating a card from cardstock, I used Rinea Foiled Papers with Lawn Fawn dies, adhering them to the card.
Then I placed the painted gears in opposite corners.
 
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The phrases were stamped, die cut and added to the center of the card over the gears.
 
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Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Papers, Plaid Paint, Lawn Fawn Dies