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Clear Scraps Slimline Tab Album--Dreamer Mixed Media

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you today to get those creative

juices flowing in the New Year with a little mixed media album!

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The perfect starting point for a great mixed media album is a

Slimline Album from Clear Scraps!  You can choose chipboard,

(this one is the Chip TAB Slimline), or acrylic or wood.

To create the distressed look on this project cover, I

 started with a wash of distress paint in a soft green color.

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Next step was to frame out the front cover a bit.

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Bronze distress stain was brushed directly onto the edges.

The back cover got the same treatment.  To add to the

distressed appearance, a layer of Walnut Stain ink was applied.

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I used a sponge applicator and brushed the entire surface and

heavily all around the edges.  Some black distress spray was

spattered on the surface, and blotted to keep the look soft.

The cover was embellished with some stamped gear images,

metal pieces, and the gorgeous clock face.  That one is the

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps.

It got the same treatment as the cover, just a little heavier

on the bronze color to give it that patina metal look.

Here is the peek at the inside pages...

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On the right side, it's a simple piece of cardstock cut to size, then

folded in half.  Love to add inserts to these albums!  And there's

a little something hiding behind that...

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This page is just something to look pretty in between.

Of course you could always add a pic or a journal card!

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I included some lined cards on this page to add thoughts or

prayer requests.  Can also add a page or two of lined paper

in here later as my lists for the year grow.

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A fun section to add ideas and thoughts for new projects!

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The final section is one to add thoughts on improvement,

health, volunteer opportunities, etc.

Hope you enjoyed hanging out today!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chip TAB Slimline Album,

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and Spray,

Black Soot Distress Spray, Walnut Stain Distress Ink,

Antique Bronze Distress Stain, Kraft cardstock, twine,

Stamperia Mechanical Fantasy paper collection,

 Asst'd metal embellishments, mini alpha,

Stampers Anonymous Observations,  ribbon,

enamel dots, foam tape, glue.


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. 


Hearth and Home Family/recipe Album

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm happy to share some album inspiration with you. I think preserving family memories and maybe a favorite family recipe or two are so important and something you will cherish forever and pass on to the next generation. Clear Scraps has a variety of different albums to chose from. For today's project I'll be using Clear Scraps 8x8 tab Chipboard Album

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The first step I did was to paint a 1 inch border around all edges of each chipboard album page, using a vintage white acrylic paint. Let dry.

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Next I cut all my base papers to measure 7x7 and adhered to each of my album pages, including the front and back covers. I recommend using a strong and permanent glue, like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. The papers I used are Simple Stories Hearth and Home paper collection. 

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To decorate the front cover, I chose one of the 4x6 journaling cards and placed in the center of the front cover with foam dots. This adds dimension. I adhered 2 house puffy stickers over the 2 matching home images on my journaling card. Adhered the foam sentiment "gather" at the top right corner. Added acouple sticker hearts and a metal brad sticker to my journaling card image. Using pop dots, I adhered a sticker flower to the upper left corner on my cover page. Adhered 3 sticker sentiments at the upper right corner. 

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Page 1: (inside cover) I cut out one of the tags and scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered to the top left of my page. Then added a metal brad at the top of my tag. You could add a photo or family memory card if you like to this page. 

Page 2: I made a pocket page measuring 6x4 inches. Added a border punch edge at the top of my pocket before adhering. Tucked a recipe card aling wirh acouple journaling cards inside my pocket. I adhered a sticker sentiment to the tab on the right. 

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Page 3: I cut out 5 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top and waterfall adhered these to my page. Adhered a flag sentiment at the top left of my page. 

Page 4: using another journaling card, I scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a flip up page. Underneath I added a photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches, and adhered this to my page. Added a cute birdie sticker at the bottom left of my photo mat. On the front of  my flip page, I glued acouple chipboard stickers over the matching images and added a sentiment sticker Rise and Shine at the top right. To finish off this page I adhered a few enamel dots at the bottom of my page and acouple sticker sentiments on both tabs.

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Page 5: I cut out one of the recipe cards, scored a 1/2 inch at the top. Then adhered at the top of the page. Added 5 foam sticker hearts across the top of my recipe card. You could add a photo underneath the recipe card if you like. At the bottom I adhered some ephermera pieces using foam dots and a few stickers. 

Page 6: Added a simple photo mat measuring 5 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches centered onto my page. I added a chipboard sticker "Home" at the top of my photo mat. Adhered a foam sticker sentiment and a few metal beads at the bottom. On both tabs I adhered sticker sentiments. 

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Page 7: I cut out another journaling card image, scored 1/4inch on the left side and adhered this along the left edge of my page. I added a few sticker sentiments stickers at the top of my flip card. And sticker sentiment on the tab area.

Page 8: Adhered a photo mat measuring 4 & 1/2 x 5 inches and adhered to the center of the page. Added some sticker sentiments, bench sticker and a photo.

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To finish my album I added a few metal rings and some matching ribbons from my stash. 

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Here are some closeups:

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and I have  inspired you to try creating your own family album. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here to see all the albums available to purchase, along with all the other craft supplies you'll be sure to love! Thanks for stopping by our Clear Scraps blog today. We appreciate you and can't wait to see what you create! Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana 

Other Supplies used: Simple Stories Hearth and Home paper collection, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Foam dots, border punch, ribbons, 3 metal rings, Vintage white acrylic paint, white cardstock.


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!

 

 


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Holiday Joy LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today sharing a LO idea for

your holiday or winter photos!

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One of the easiest types of LO's is just setting up a grid.  They can

fill the entire page, or just trickle across the page like this one does. 

I used some patterned paper that had frames with images and

started cutting them apart and arranging them.  Or you could do the

same by framing images, or more pictures in white.  It's important

to have a strong focus with a LO like this, and one of the best ways

to do that is with your title.  The colors in this paper were so bright

 and fun, that I decided to follow suit and embrace that by carrying

that through with the title.  Here's where the awesome pieces from

Clear Scraps come in!  You can customize them to any color,

to match any papers or embellishments you'd like!

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The cute Joy Mini Shaker from Clear Scraps packs a cute punch! 

It's painted with bright green and pink acrylic paint, and the shaker

part, I chose to make it look like a little snow globe.  Super simple,

with some snow patterned paper and a little snowman sticker. 

Some bling crystals inside the shaker and a few rhinestones on the

letters give it a sparkly finish.  To see all of the options available,

stop by the Clear Scraps store to check them all out HERE.

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The word "holiday" is one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Script Word

Titles, painted with bright pink acrylic paint to match just as the Joy

mini shaker was.  I love the ability to coordinate everything so easily!

Make sure to check these out in the Clear Scraps store!  The word

"holiday" is HERE.  Find all the choices right HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Joy Mini Shaker, Holiday Chipboard Script Word Title.

Other:  Pink and green acrylic paint, pink rhinestones, pink and clear

shaker gems, PhotoPlay Paper Tulla & Norbert's Christmas Party paper, 

stickers, and chipboard, adhesive, foam tape.


Good Cheer Christmas Chipboard Tag Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing one last Christmas project this year that features our Chipboard Tag Album with plenty of room for documenting those Christmas memories! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas - it's so hard to believe that it has come and gone! The real truth is that it'll be here again before we know it! You'll be seeing more Christmas projects from me in the upcoming months because Christmas is my favorite holiday and I create holiday cards and projects all year long!

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This was an easy and super fun project! I covered the front and back sides of the four tags with Christmas papers, inked the edges and embellished each side with coordinating papers and images. There are pockets with pull-out cards and tags, as well as folders that open outward and upward... lots of open space for photos and journaling. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Chipboard Tag Album

Other products used: 
Cardstock and patterned paper, chalk ink edger, tag die, circle punches, corner rounder, paper trimmer, glue, stapler, buckle embellishment, crafting cord, washi tape, ribbon, gemstones

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

 


Christmas Joy Slimline Album

Hello Crafters!

I'm Dana and I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog!  Christmas is approaching fast. If you are looking for some Christmas gift ideas, I'm here to hopefully inspire you with how to create a Slimline style album using Clear Scraps Chipboard Scalloped Slimline album. Click Here and also using Clear Scraps Chipboard Star bulbs Click Here 

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To start this project, we will be covering all our base pages including the front cover and back with paper. All papers will measure 5x11 inches. I'm using Mintay's Merry and Bright collection. But any Christmas papers you have in your stash will work. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3-1 glue. Paint all tabs with cream acrylic paint. 

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Next cut apart one of your Clear Scraps Chipboard star bulbs from the pack. We will only be using one of the star bulbs for this project. You can save the other bulb for a future project. Using acrylic paint in gold metallic, apply paint on the hanging string and top of your star bulb. Then apply glue to the bow and sprinkle gold glitter on top. Shake off any excess glitter. Apply glue to the ornament bulb and sprinkle with green glitter. Shake off access glitter. Set aside to dry.

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Next I fussycut the mistletoe image from the ephermera sheet. Ink edges and apply foam dots to the back. Glue this piece on top of duplicate image on your front cover. Then take and add foam dots to the back of your chipboard Star bulb and adhere on the front of your album. Then apply some sticker sentiments onto front tabs. To finish the front cover, I added acouple sentiment chipboard stickers on the top and bottom of my cover. 

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Here's a close-up:

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Page 1: I made a pocket page, cut at 5x 4 & 1/2 inches, punched my bottom hole before adhering. Using a border punch,  I added a gold metallic border to the top edge of my pocket. I fussy cut out a pointsetta image from leftover scrap paper and adhered to top left side of my page, using foam dots. Applied some Stickles glitter to leaves and stamens. Tucked a journaling card inside my pocket. Added a sentiment chipboard sticker in the middle of my pocket. 

Page 2: Adhered a cream cardstock photo mat measuring 4 x 6 and adhered to the center of my page. Added a chipboard sticker flag to top of my photo mat. Sentiment sticker to the bottom of my photo mat. Then glued acouple small flowers on each side of my sentiment. Add a sticker border along the edge.

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Page 3 & 4 :

I couldn't bear to cover up these pretty papers so I left these pretty basic. I fussy cut one of the cute elves and adhered to the top left page using foam dots. Then glued a small pom pom to the top of his hat. Applied Stickles glitter to his collar and fur on his hat. I fussy cut a blue bulb ornament and using foam dots adhered this on top of the duplicate image on the left side of page 3. Add border stickers on each sides.

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Pages 4: I cut a scrap paper measuring 4 x 8 1/2 inches, score 1/2 inch at the right side and adhere at the right side as a flip page. Inside I added a photo mat 3 x 5 1/2 inches and adhered to the center of my page. Then added acouple stickers, one on the inside flap of my flip page and one on top of my photo mat. I glued another small pom pom to the little elves hat! 

Page 6: I cut another photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 inches and adhered to the center of my page. I added a flag sentiment sticker at top left side of my photo mat. Adhered 2 other sentiment chipboard stickers to the upper right corner of my page. Fussy cut a ornament image from the ephermera sheet and applied at the bottom of my page. Fussy cut the snowflake cookie and adhered on top of my ornament image eith foam dots. Glued a silver gem in the middle of my snowflake! Adhered border stickers along each edge of both pages. 

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Pages 7: I didn't want to cover up this cute paper lol  so all I did was add a sentiment chipboard sticker at the top of my page. 

Page 8: I took 5 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top.  For the Santa journaling card,  I  stapled a ticket onto my card before adhering to my page. Then adhered them all as a waterfall onto my page. Added a sentiment flap sticker on the top right of my page. Added some Stickles glitter to my Santa fur and beard!

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To finish this album, I tied some red sparkle tulle, gold and green mesh ribbon through the holes of my album. I hope you have been inspired today and will create a treasured album to enjoy for years to come!

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Here's some more closeups!

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Thank you so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today! Hope you have enjoyed this project and come away inspired. Be sure to check out all the new Slimline Albums and other craft supplies from Clear Scraps Click Here

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! Looking forward to see what you create!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3-1 glue, foam dots, Mintay Merry and Bright collection,  Stickles glitter: Christmas Red, Diamond, Holly Green, Martha Stewart glitter in Green and Gold, Martha Stewart border punch, acrylic paints cream and metallic gold, scoring board, bone folder, paper trimmer, hole punch, Christmas Red sparkle Tulle, Gold and Green mesh ribbons.

 


Noel Altered Tag

Happy Christmas Eve!

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

I really like Clear Scraps Door Chipboard Embellishment. I could just picture a Christmas wreath hanging on it.

That was the starting point of this altered tag...

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I used one of the chipboard tags from the Chipboard Tag Album as a base. I painted it with a layer of white crackle paste. You can speed up the dry time with a heat gun or just let it air dry. Once the crackle paint was dry, I added a layer of glitter paint around the edges...

I painted the door red and the Noel Chipboard Word Title gold. I distressed the tag, door and word with brown chalk ink...

I used a piece of silver foil paper to back the upper portion of the door. I used a pouncing brush with white paint to make it look frosty. Then I adhered the foil into the top portion of the door...

I cut a small piece of printed paper to use for the bottom of the door. You could also remove this piece and back it like I did on the top. I adhered the paper, then used the pouncing brush again to add snow to the door...

I adhered a small wreath to the upper portion of the door, adhered the door to the tag using foam tape, then added Noel towards the bottom...

I finished the tag by adding holly around the top of the door, tying a gold ribbon in the hole and then using a dress pin to attach a tiny jingle bell...

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Wishing you a very Merry CHRISTmas!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Basic Door Chipboard Embellishment, Chipboard Tag Album and Noel Chipboard Word Title

Other: Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board, Deco Art: White Crackle Paint, Clearsnap: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Mini Wreath, Mini Garland, Rusty Jingle Bell, Dress Pin, White and Gold Paint, Gold Ribbon and Vintage Silver Cord


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


Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallet--I Still Believe

Hi there friends!  Laura is here with you today to share a little Christmas Spirit home

decor!  I grabbed one of the ever so awesome Clear Scrap's Medium DIY Square Pallets

and got creating!

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It's a bright, colorful festive project that's easy to do!  To start, the edges of the pallet

were brushed with some bright green acrylic paint.  The the patterned paper was cut

to fit and glued down (I did brush a little distress ink on the edges first!).  If you want,

you can always just paint the entire thing too.  Then it was time to decorate it up!

My theme was believing in Santa, and Clear Scraps to the rescue!  Their Mini Shakers

are hard to beat!  The Mini Shaker Sled is the perfect version of Santa's own! 

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The frame was painted with black paint since it was a background piece but I still wanted

it to "pop" to show the outline of the sleigh.  The back of the sled shaker was traced onto a

piece of peppermint stripe patterned paper.  It was glued all together after I added some

pretty, festive, sparkle using the Clear Scraps Holiday Sequins.   The word "Believe" is one

of the many Chipboard Script Word Titles available in the Clear Scraps store.  These are

seriously one of my very favorite things Clear Scraps makes!  The are a great addition to

home decor projects like this, to cards, to layouts.  Really a lot of ways to get creative with

them too!  I painted the "Believe" with acrylic paint and then layered on some glitter glue

for just a touch of sparkle.  You can ink, or stamp on, or spray mist or even emboss to your

hearts content on these pieces!  Make sure to check them all out HERE.

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Just a few more stickers, a journal card I fussy cut and a little twine and of course some

adorable little jingle bells and a touch of bling to finish it off just right!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Medium Square DIY Pallet, Mini Shaker Sled,

Holiday Sequins, Believe Chipboard Script Word Title

Other:  Red and Black acrylic paint, Nuvo Glitter Drops--White

Blizzard, PhotoPlay Tulla & Norbert's Christmas Party collection

kit paper and stickers, rhinestones, twine, jingle bells.


Printer Tray Frame Turned Into A Shadowbox!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vintage Christmas shadowbox created from our Small Rectangle Printer Tray Frame! I added several strips of double-sided adhesive foam tape between each of the chipboard layers so the compartments were deep enough to accommodate the vintage Christmas elements. I bought all of these fun vintage items (wreath, mistletoe, wood ski and pole, Christmas lights, scarf and hat, shovel, and snowflake) several years ago along with a different kind of shadowbox, and the shadowbox turned out to be too small, so everything just sat in my stash... until now!

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Using one of the chipboard layers as a template, I adhered different colors and patterns of vintage Christmas paper, a couple vintage photos and a piece of ephemera to the chipboard back, to be seen through the apertures from each compartment. I then separated the compartments by adding several strips of foam tape down and across the interior sections and around the outside edges, added a chipboard layer, and then added several more foam tape strips to the interior sections and around the outside edges. I repeated the process with the second chipboard layer and more foam tape strips.

I adhered strips of gray cardstock around the inside perimeter of each compartment for a clean finished look, and then adhered the vintage Christmas elements into the compartments with a hot glue gun, adding sequins and seed beads to the two compartments containing the vintage photos. I adhered the acrylic divider to the front after removing the protective film from the underside, and then turned my attention to the third chipboard layer.

I cut a frame for each aperture on the third chipboard layer so that about 1/8" of gray cardstock shows around the opening and adhered them to the back side of the chipboard layer, and then adhered it to the front after removing the protective film from the front side of the acrylic divider. I adhered strips of gray cardstock around the outside edge to conceal the foam tape strips, chipboard layers and acrylic divider. To finish the shadowbox, I adhered a rosette to the front that I created from patterned paper and embellished with die cut numbers. Here are close-ups of each compartment:

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Clear Scraps products used:
Small Rectangle Printer Tray Frame

Other products used:
Paper trimmers, double-sided adhesive foam tape, glue, hot glue gun, vintage Christmas items from stash (wreath, mistletoe, wood ski and pole, Christmas lights, scarf and hat, shovel, and snowflake), Christmas ephemera, gold cord, snowflake sequins, cup sequins, seed beads, gray enamel dots

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Sweet Tidings Wall Hanging

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm here to share a home decor project just in time for the holidays. I love creating Home Decor projects. Don't you? Clear Scraps has so many wooden shapes and pallets that are perfect to decorate and match any holiday or season! 

For my project today, we will be using Clear Scraps Wood Stars 3 pack Click Here 

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and one of the new Clear Scraps mini shakers-scallop rectangle Click Here

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To begin our project, remove one of the wooden stars from your package. You can save the other two stars, for future projects. I began by tracing around my star shape with a pencil onto a patterned paper. I chose Frank Garcia's Sweet Peppermint collection. But any festive paper in your stash will work. I cut out my shape and glued my paper onto my star wood base using Beacon 3-1 glue. Then trimmed off any excess paper using my x-acto knife. I took my sanding tool Click Here  and smoothed around all the edges. 

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Next I added some tacky glue all around the edges of my star shape, then sprinkled some red chunky glitter along the edges. It's a bit messy,  but I love the sparkle look! Set aside to dry. 

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While that's drying, we can work on our shaker! Remove your top shaker piece from the package. I traced around shaker with my pencil onto another coordinating paper. But you can also paint, or add glitter onto your shaker frame, if you prefer. Then cut out and glue your paper onto the top shaker piece. Then I trimmed and distressed along the edges, as we did previously with our wood star shape. Now take the bottom shaker piece from your package. And add a photo or one of the cute journaling cards and glue in the center of my bottom piece. Then take your next two chipboard shaker pieces and glue on top of the bottom piece. You can now add whatever shaker filler you like. I'm using these pretty Clear Scraps Holiday sequins to fill my shaker. Click Here 

Then peel off the protective film on both sides of your acrylic piece, before gluing on top of your previous layer. Lastly add your top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry. Do not shake or else your sequins will stick to the sides.

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To finish off my shaker, I added some crystal gems on the front to add some sparkle! Then glue your shaker to the center of your star. 

Now we are ready to decorate our piece. I added a variety of embellishments from this collection. I cut out two different sentiments and inked the edges with distress ink. Added some foam dots to the back of my sentiments. Then adhered one above my frame and the other on the right side of my star. On the right side of my star, I stapled a ticket stub and adhered with glue. Then added this cute little bird chipboard sticker. I also glued a flower at the top of my star point. On the bottom I added a snowflake sticker and mitten chipboard. 

To finish my piece, I tied 2 knots at the end of my piece of tulle and hot glued them to the back of my star. Now it's ready to display!

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Here are some closeups!

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I hope I've inspired you to get out your craft supplies and start creating your own home decor piece or maybe start making those Christmas gifts for those you love. 

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today! We love to see all your projects so please share on the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative page. Be sure to check out all the new products available from Clear Scraps. Click Here

Until next time,  Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing flowers, foam dots, Frank Garcia's Sweet Peppermint collection, Distress ink, sanding tool, Beacon 3-1 glue, Tulle, Martha Stewart Chunky glitter-garnet, Prima crystals.


Christmas Elf Chipboard Album

Cheers to December, Clear Scraps friends!  It's Maureen here with you today, sharing a fun way to document all those Christmas photos.  I have so many pictures of my kids over the years to document.  Because of this, I needed some place to display them.  And, with all the creative ideas people share about an Elf on a Shelf, I thought this project would be a perfect item to share with YOU this season!

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I've chosen the 8x8" Chipboard Tabbed Album for this project.  This is a perfect size for specific themes, like documenting parties, baking and decorating, or even special shows or pageants over the years.  I knew right away I wanted it to look like an elf's body dressed up in these various events, so I set out to make elf costume ideas, including the traditional one for the front of the book.

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This cover page uses green card stock, along with accents in black and gold glitter paper.  The added element of fun is a red felt collar complete with sleigh bells sewn on the corners.  I used a tacky glue to secure the elements.

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Take a look at this first page of the album!  I'm using the 6" Christmas Sweater Masking Stencil as a backdrop, to make it look like a holiday sweater.  Isn't this fun??  This is a perfect page to document those ugly sweater holiday parties.  Embellishments and a title complete the look.

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I've gone over the sweater stencil with several different colors of inks and a sponge.  The key is to make sure you use an extra piece of paper to cover the areas you don't want shaded, and pick a row you want to start with.  I did red and green, and lined up the pattern each time I changed shades.

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The second page of this album is a great idea for those who spend time baking with their family or friends.  This page is reminiscent of a cute Christmas apron! 

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I'm using a red polka dot pattern and white card stock, and have created a lace trim from a border punch.  I've used some favorite baking dies in my stash to add to the fun.  And, no apron is complete without a cute ribbon and pocket to finish the look!

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Next we have a dressed up elf page - great for documenting a visit to the Nutcracker, or a special church service.  This page incorporates a doily for a collar and other fun embellishments.

We can't forget all those pictures with families in Christmas PJs!  I think this was one of our biggest traditions as my kids were growing up! How cute is it that the elf is holding the picture??

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I've done the arms with pop dots for dimension, using a simple rectangle shape for the arms.  I made it easy by securing these first, then trimming the edges.

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The 8x8 Chipboard Tabbed Album is held together with album rings that you can get at Clear Scraps as well.  I'm excited to display this book on my coffee table this Christmas season.  There are a variety of albums and ways to embellish them on the Clear Scraps site - I hope you take a moment to check it out.  Thanks for enjoying the season with me - until next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  card stock, Distress inks, glue and runner tape, pop dots, buttons, ribbon, border punch and assorted die cuts, sleigh bells, felt.


Heart Pallet with Seashells Home Decor Piece

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a home decor piece featuring our Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape embellished with our Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments and Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments along with a few other supplies! Can't tell you how much I enjoyed creating this! Even though we're almost officially into Winter, I'm squeezing in one more Summer-themed project! It's never too early to get started on next year's gift ideas! ;)

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I started by painting the front and back of the Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape with Glacier chalk paint.

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Then I moved on to the Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments and Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments, and painted them with Prominent Pink, Tuscan Red and Oatmeal chalk paint, all mixed separately with Farmhouse White Ash paint to get the desired colors for the individual shells. Then I adhered various shades of pink cardstock behind the shells and inked the edges with antique linen distress ink.

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I die cut the twisted rope background and adhered it at an angle to the heart pallet.

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I attached the shells, one by one, to the heart pallet and then added three pieces of sea glass (not sure if it's real or faux but it works!) that I inked with tumbled glass distress ink. 

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I die cut the letters needed for the sentiment, adhered them in the upper left corner, and then added dark blue gemstones to finish the piece.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape
Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments
Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Kraft, pink and navy cardstock; distress ink, dies, white paint; pink, red, oatmeal and light blue chalk paint; sea glass, hot glue gun, dark blue bling

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


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! 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nativity Advent Printer Tray Display

Hello everyone!  This is Maureen - I hope you are having a great start to the holiday season!  In our house, we celebrate Christmas as the time of Jesus' birth.  We typically do a traditional Advent calendar, with candles and a wreath.  Since the first of December is upon us, I wanted to do something that would be on display in my house too, so I came up with an Advent calendar made with the Clear Scraps Small Rectangles Printer Tray and the Mini House Shaker.

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I'm starting by base coating the top layer of the tray in white.  While this dries, I've chosen a light blue Christmas background paper and glued it to the back of the tray base.  

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Next, I'm layering the pieces of the tray on top and gluing down the edges.  Here is where I had some fun choosing some spots for my Nativity vinyl pieces to put down.  Knowing where you want these to go first was like having a map of my art, ha ha!

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Once I decided where the vinyl should go, I added some white plastic snow and mixed in some other blue and white confetti pieces in there.  I wanted the backdrop to sparkle like the images.  Then, I did the same with the mini shaker, and adhered the clear acrylic on top of both pieces.

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Now, I cut my pictures using images from the Cricut design library.  If you prefer a different electronic machine or even die cuts, this would work as well.  I've also written the words we celebrate each week out and cut those from my machine too, in a black sparkly vinyl. Each week is represented with the words Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.

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Attach the vinyl to the top acrylic piece before you lay down the final white border.  All these are glued on with clear tacky glue.  I've also glued the mini house shaker to the top left edge of the printer tray, and added my Mary, Joseph and Jesus here.  What a perfect option for a stable!

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Now, I needed some windows for my Advent calendar.  I'm using squares I cut from a scrapbook pad.  On the backs of these squares, I'm going to put messages like Bible verses or prayers to reflect for a few moments each week when I remove them. These are clipped to the tray and removed each week.

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The next step is to hot glue some binder clips to the edges of the white border.  Make sure these are secure before you put the squares of your paper pad on.  It may require a second coat.

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Your Advent calendar is ready to be put on display!  This printer tray was perfect!  The vinyl applies so very easy and looks really special.  I intend to remove a square each week as we reflect on the joy of Christ's birth.  What will you make this year to celebrate your special holidays?

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Thanks for visiting!  Check out the Clear Scraps site for all the cool printer tray styles...perhaps you can make a calendar too!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  Christmas scrapbook pad (Martha Stewart), hot glue, binder clips, black vinyl and an electronic machine (Cricut), assorted stamps