Chipboard

Day in the Life Envelope Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog to share my album project using one of the newest chipboard albums from Clear Scraps! The envelope chipboard Click here

This album is versatile and can be used two ways. The envelope flap can be flipped horizontal or vertically. 

The papers I chose to use are from Echo Park "Day in the Life" collection. This album measures 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches. The envelope flap measures 8 inches across. 

To begin, I chose several coordinating papers to cover all my pages including the envelope flap. I recommend using Beacon glue to adhere your paper to your album. This glue is made to use with chipboard and has a strong bond.  Make sure to punch your holes at the top of each paper before adhering to your album pages. I inked all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

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I cut out some of the Journaling cards I wanted to use and paper clipped them together. I left some pieces intact to make flip cards for the inside of our album. 

I started decorating the front cover using a few stickers and applying foam dots on the back before adhering to my album cover. For the "Let's get planning " sticker, I mounted it onto one of my Scrap papers before adhering on the left side. 

Envelope flap: using foam dots I adhered my ephemera piece in the center of my envelope flap. Added this cute tiny clip sticker at the top and a few enamel dots on the bottom of my envelope flap.

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Inside envelope flap: I glued an ephemera sentiment piece in the center and added a few more enamel dots at the top!

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Page 1 at the top: I took one of the small Journaling cards, scored 1/2 on the left and adhered to the left side. Then added "Enjoy Today" sticker in the upper right corner. 

Page 2: I made a pocket page and added some light blue tassel trim along the top edge. Tucked a few Journaling cards inside my pocket and adhered a tiny tag sentiment on the left side of my pocket and an enamel dot!

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Page 3: I scored a Journaling card in half and adhered it on the left side, using foam dots I adhered another journal card on the right.  Applied some tiny enamel dots in scattered places and added a sticker sentiment at the bottom.

Page 4: I decorated my page with more Journaling cards adding pop dots to raise some of my images. Fussy cut around the "Good Vibes" journal card, inked the edges using Distress Ink and pop dot the tiny clip on the lower corner. 

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Page 5: I waterfall 5 journal cards in the center. There's room on the back to add photos and some Journaling. I adhered some tiny flag stickers at the top on the left side and another sentiment sticker on the right, and enamel dot. 

Page 6: I scored another Journaling card in half to create a flip page that opens to the right. There's room to jot down daily notes. Using foam dots I adhered the sticker alarm clock and cut a "Day in the Life" sentiment from one of my paper borders and glued below my alarm clock image. At the top I applied this flag sentiment sticker using foam dots on the back. 

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Page 7: scored 1/2 inch at the top of a larger Journaling card and adhered at the top of my page. I cut a photo mat using white cardstock and measuring 3 & 1/4 x 4 & 1/2 inches underneath my journal card and added a few sticker sentiments on the bottom edge of my photo mat. 

Page 8: cut another photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 inches and adhered to my page, added acouple sticker sentiments. Adhered a ephemera sentiment added foam dots to the back and adhered on the left side.

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To finish this album, I added 2 silver metal rings and tied some light blue ribbon onto each ring!

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Here's some closeups for you!

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I hope you will be inspired and want to create an album for yourself or a gift for that special friend in your life. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new albums available to suit your style! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! 

Until next time, Happy Crafting and have fun!

Dana 

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, paper trimmer, scoring board, Echo Park Day in the Life collection, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, enamel dots, light blue tassel trim and ribbon, 2 metal rings, paper hole punch, foam dots. 


Bee Sweet My Darling

Hey y’all, hey!! Tmika here with a SUPER cute and sweet Mini Album. Because, why not??? I saw this Geo Pattern Accordion Shaker Album. 

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I knew right when I saw it - It had to become a Bee themed Mini Album!! The pattern was perfect for it. I used Lemon Twist paper collection from Simple Stories to decorate this album. 

 

I used embellishments that were gifted to me from various swap partners to make the cover SHINE! I added gold sentiments “sweet darling” to bring home the theme. This album also has been painted black to make the paper collection pop. The shaker bits on the inside adds interest and allows your eye to wander around the Geo pattern.

 

All of the edges have been lined with white chalk paint to make it stand out even more. I can't get enough of this book!!

 

The book is bound with white binding rings and wired buffalo check bows. The dangly charm just seals the cuteness deal!!

 

This book is ready for photos!!

What do you think??? I hope you like it and are inspired as much as I was to create it!!

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Virtual hugs,

Tmika




Trio of Halloween Shakers

Howdy!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today with not one, not two, but THREE projects I'd like to share with you.

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you enjoy celebrating the holiday, there is lots to do to get ready! There's the candy to buy - eat - then rebuy for the kids, costumes to make, yard and house to decorate and the list goes on!

So why not get a head start on SpOoKy time by getting a little crafting done?

Clear Scraps has some great Halloween Shakers and I picked 3 to embellish: Mini Tall Pumpkin Shaker, Mini Circle Ghosts Shaker and Mini Spider Shaker...

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These shakers were so fun to embellish and fill! I hadn't yet tried my paint pens on chipboard, so I decided to use them here rather than paint or ink the shakers. They worked very well, nice and crisp and opaque. 

I used printed paper to cover the solid back piece of each shaker. Then filled them with assorted fill including sequins.

I found the Spider Web Chipboard Embellishment in my Clear Scraps stash and adhered the spider shaker to it.

I haven't decided what to use them on yet. I might use them to make a banner, or I could use them on cards or gift bags or even on a scrapbook layout!

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Spider Web Chipboard Embellishment, Mini Tall Pumpkin Shaker, Mini Circle Ghosts Shaker and Mini Spider Shaker

Other: Printed Paper, Sequins, Filler, Beacon: Zip Dry and Posca Paint Pens

 


Fall Shaker Ornaments

Hello Crafty Friends!

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

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

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

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

Let's begin with the maple least shaker. 

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

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

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

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

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Circle shaker:

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

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

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

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Here's some closeups!

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

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

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


SWEET SIXTEEN FOR MY KYLA

So my last child, my last girl..has turned 16!! I can’t believe how fast time flies!! Nonetheless, here I am sharing a little glimpse into Kyla’s Sweet Sixteen birthday party. She had a blast. A small intimate hotel party sleepover - with a trip to the trampoline park!! 

 

I smashed my thumb LITERALLY before the guests and birthday girl arrived..UGH..so painful. I STILL have the black thumb.. Anywho, I was not able to finish the decoration- so they had to pose WHILE holding up the backdrop!!  So here is a little snapshot of that. 

 

I used the Base with Scallop Stand for my photo.

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I also had to add the Mini Shaker Purse because I bought the guests a Coach wristlet as a gift!! Although the pictures didn't come out as good as I'd hoped, the purse shaker frame will do just fine as a fill in!

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I surrounded the photo with gold leaf die cuts, paper flowers from my stash. I added the word sixteen and attached it with a thin piece of acetate. My (almost) favorite part is the purse charm dangle - SO CUTE!!! 

 

What do you think??? I hope you like it and are inspired as much as I was to create it!!

 

Virtual hugs,

Tmika

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Stacked Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment Mini Album

Hi friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fall mini album I created using some new Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year with the changing leaves and fun activities!  I recently visited my brother and SIL in Michigan where we went to a local farm for donuts and hot cider!  

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I began with the 5x7 Chipboard Tab Album and painted the outside edges with off-white chalk paint. You can use any type of paint however I prefer chalk paint as it dries quickly and adheres nicely to the chipboard. 

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On the front cover, I painted an additional width on the left side so that I could create my own background. Using the 5x9 Leaves Mixer Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks, I blended my colors from light to dark as shown. 

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Again using chalk paint (this time in a nice orange color) I painted the Stacked Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment Shapes. Once dry, I backed the openings with patterned paper and cut away excess with my scissors. 

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Here is a close up of the Mixer Stencil + Distress Oxide Inks! You can go as light or dark as you choose.  

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Each page has a background piece measuring 4 x 6.75 inches.  I then added embellishments and/or additional patterned papers. I usually reserve the inside of my front cover for journaling. 

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I printed my photos at 4x4 and matted them onto white cardstock.  However you can easily fit a trimmed vertical 4x6 or even a few wallet sized on these pages! 

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Its always fun to "stack" photos if you have similar groupings.  Here, I cut my pictures to 2.5 x 3.75 inches and added a "flap".


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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all things new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads, epoxy shapes:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Scor-Tape, Adhesives by 3L; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; misc: chrome book rings, ribbon

 


Cutest Pups 12x12 Layout by Kristin Rizzo

 

Hello, it's Kristin here and I am excited to be sharing my third project for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  I just love to scrapbook, especially when it comes to my fur babies!  I'm here today to share a layout I made using three of the Mini Shaker Heart/Paws.  

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I couldn't wait to use these shakers on a layout of my three girls: Bristol, Millie & Bailey.  I started by staining the chipboard with Distress Stain in Walnut Stain.  While I had that out, I also stained the chipboard piece I had in my stash that said, "cutest".

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I put together a shaker mix with sequins and gems from my stash, added them to the shakers and glued them together, 

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I started the layout by using a plate from my kitchen and traced a half circle out of the printed patterned paper on the left-hand side of the page.  I glued that to the yellow patterned paper and added the sticker to the top of the page.  Next, I gathered all of my embellishments and started making my clusters.  After that, the layout came together fast.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Kristin  :)


Just A Note

Hello Friends,

It's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little shaker card that I created using the 

Mini Shaker Envelope from Clear Scraps.

 

 

 


This is a 5" X 7" card so I began with paper cut to 7" X 10" and scored in the center.
A panel (shown here in Navy Blue) was cut 4.75 X 6.75, embossed with music notes and added to the front of the card.
 
 
I began by cutting off the top portion of the envelope to make it appear open.
All pieces were painted.

The acrylic piece was cut to match.

The music note paper was cut to match the size of the envelope with the flap open.

The painted pieces were stacked and sequins were added.

 

After peeling the protective covering from the acrylic on both sides it was glued in place on top of the sequins.  The final painted piece was placed on top.

This card was finished off by adding some die cut words and some small flowers

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired,

Sandy

 


Harvest Wall Hanging

Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to September! It's time to start creating those fall/harvest projects to enjoy for the next few months. When it comes to creating home decor projects Clear Scraps has so many wood pallets and shapes to chose from. You're sure to find one to suit your taste. 

For today's project I'll be using Clear Scraps Wood shape-jumbo rounded tag Click here 

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We will also be using Clear Scraps XL Script wood quote Click here and oak trees chipboard embellishmentClick here 

To begin our project, I took and whitewashed some Folk Art Wicker white acrylic paint over the top surface of my wood tag. Then using some Distress Ink Rusty Hinge and a Ink dabber, I lightly brushed the ink over my painted surface. I tore some pieces of paper from Frank Garcia's Autumn Sunset collection and inked along the edges with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I cut a strip of paper to fit along the bottom edge of my wood tag. 

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Then using Beacon glue, I adhered my papers to my tag surface towards the top and along the bottom edge. Set your tag aside for now 

 

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Next take your wood quotes and add some gold acrylic paint over the top. Let dry.  Cut apart your chipboard oak trees (save the outside frame for a future project) Then using a pouncing motion and a stiff old paintbrush, I applied Finnibair Rust pastes in brown, red and gold over each oak tree shape. I apply the paste in layers, until I achieve the look I want. I painted the tree trucks and branches with brown acrylic paint. Let dry. 

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I fussy cut a butterfly from one of my Scrap papers along with a few pumpkin images. I inked around the edges. I bent my butterfly wings slightly upward before gluing on the upper left side.

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Now arrange your wood quote towards the center of your tag using Beacon glue.

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I adhered the oak trees along the bottom of my tag, right along the top edge of my paper strip. I applied some foam dots to the back of my pumpkin image and adhered in the center between the two trees. 

Here's a closeup:

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To finish decorating my tag, I added some Prima flowers along the top. Tied a piece of jute cord through the hole at the top. I chose to use a thinner jute cord. But you can certainly use the thicker jute cord included in your bag. I glued a few Prima crystals in scattered places on my tag and some Stickles glitter Diamond on my butterfly wings, birds breaststroke and on the pumpkins!

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Another closeup!

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I hope you enjoyed my home decor project for the fall season. Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your crafty makes with us on our Facebook Creative page. We'd love to see them. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Dana 

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue,  foam dots, Frank Garcia's Autumn Sunset paper collection, Stickles Diamond glitter, Finnibair Rust pastes in brown, gold and red, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and Rusty Hinge, paper trimmer, Brown acrylic paint and Folk Art Wicker white acrylic paint. Ink dabber, Prima flowers and crystals, jute cord.

 


Hello Summer 6x6 Chipboard Tabbed Mini Album with Flip Flop Shaker by Kristin Rizzo

 

Hello, it's Kristin here and I am so excited to be sharing another project with you for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  Besides 12x12 traditional scrapbooking, I enjoy making mini albums.  The Chipboard 6x6 3 Tabbed Album was the perfect mini to use with this adorable paper line to document all things summer.  

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I used the Mini Shaker Flip Flop on the first page inside the mini. I pulled a few colors of Distress Stain from my stash and tested it on one of the bottom layers of the shaker to see how it looked on the chipboard.  I liked how the color, fired brick looked and used that.  I used a 6x6 paper pad for this entire album and backed the shaker with a white, teeny, tiny flowered patterned paper.  I then made my own shaker mix (orange flowers, yellow and shimmery cupped and assorted flat sequins with some gems).  I then glued the acrylic piece to the top layer and set it aside.  Next, I glue the other three layers together, added the sequin mix and then attached the top of the shaker.  I think it turned out so summery!

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On the next page a made a tiny shaker as well with the packaging from that the album came in and backed it with vellum.

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I covered all the rest of the chipboard pages with various papers.  I chose to cover all the tabs with the same patterned paper.  For a fun touch, I wrapped each tab with red baker's twine.

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When I am making a mini album or scrapbooking page without photos, I always make sure to write the size of the photos on my photo mat.  This way I don't have to measure anything when I go to print or add my photos.  I also like to add a bunch of tags in my mini albums.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week and a safe, fun Labor Day (if you are in the US)!

Kristin  :)


Wander Butterfly Tag

Hi crafty friends! Today I am sharing a layered tag.

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The tag is from the Chipboard Tag Album and the butterfly is from the Fancy Butterflies Set.

The tag is covered in fabric washi. I wanted to accentuate the orange and pink hues in the background, so I chose to use those on the butterfly embellishment. I initially heat embossed the butterfly using a beige powder to serve as a base. I then used saltwater taffy embossing glaze along the upper portion of the butterfly and met that with a deeper pink embossing powder to create a gradient. 

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With that complete,  I began layering. I used a mix of die cuts, crochet trim, and flowers to provide dimension. I them used thread, art stones and sequins to further embellish and add texture. 

To finish this off, I added a sentiment and splattered white ink. I also added heat to the acetate leaves to create more movement throughout the project.

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I hope you enjoyed this project! Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think. Questions are also welcome. Be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group and find this beauty posted there as well. If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @politecreations) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps). I would love to see it!

 

Happy Crafting,

Natasha


Twinkle Twinkle - Bailey 12x12 Layout by Kristin Rizzo

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Hello, it's Kristin here and I am thrilled to be sharing my first project for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  I love to scrapbook and when I do, I like to challenge myself to use product and papers that I love that don't necessarily suit my needs.  For this layout I used a baby-themed paper for a doggie layout.  This was a very layout that came together relatively quick once I had my shaker made.  

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I used the Dog Bone Shaker that you can find here:  Dog Bone Shaker. I used some white acrylic paint from my stash to paint around the edges.  I painted around the inner and outer edges of each layer as well.  I backed the shaker with a pink patterned paper with teeny tiny hearts on it.  I then made my own shaker mix (dog bones, pink cupped, white cupped, clear cupped and paw print sequins).  I then glued the acrylic piece to the top layer and set it aside.  Next, I glue the other three layers together, added the sequin mix and then attached the top of the shaker.  I love how cute it turned out!

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The sky is the limit with the Clear Scraps SHAKERS! - I love that you can fill them with so many different things and whatever you decide to back the shakers with can dramatically change the look!

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For this layout, I started with a white cardstock base and added brown, gold and yellow splatters using different sprays from my stash.  I then we to my 6x8 paper pad and started layering random, different sized strips of patterned paper until I liked how it looked.  Before I glued them down, I distressed the edges.

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Finally, I added all the embellishments.  For fun, I added a few of the little bone sequins.  The 3x4 card that I used seemed appropriate for the photo of my little Bailey Girl getting ready for a nap.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Kristin  :)


Pretty in Pink

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

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

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

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Virtual Hugs,

Tmika


Crown Mini Shaker Shape Album

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 


Enchanted Fairies Chipboard Tab Album

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a mini album project I hope you'll like. Mini albums are one of my favorite things to craft. Clear Scraps has many new album styles to choose from. The one we'll be using today, is the Chip layer tabbed album Click here

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In addition to that we will be using Clear Scraps Dragonflies chipboard embellishment Click here 

I adore fairies and whimsical designs. So these papers from Memory Place "Enchanted " collection were just what I was looking for. 

This album measures 5x8 inches, not including the tabs. First I covered both the front and back covers and all the inside pages using a variety of coordinating papers from this collection. Note: both the last album page and back cover measures 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches.  The tabs measure 1 &1/2 inches x 2 inches. I covered all the tabs with wood patterned papers. I did use Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and inked all of my papers before adhering. I recommend using Beacon glue it is perfect for chipboard and it won't buckle your papers. Set your pages aside for now.

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Dragonflies embellishment: cut apart one of the Dragonflies from your chipboard piece. You can save the other dragonfly for a future project. I painted the antennas, body and head using a black paint pen. Then added craft glue to both wings. Then sprinkled some Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter onto both wings. Shake off any excess glitter. Set aside to dry. 

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Front cover: I fussy cut the fairy holding the flower, inked along the edges and adding foam dots to the back. Adhere your fairy over the matching image on your cover paper.  I added some Stickles Stardust glitter to her dress and the flower petals. Then glued my chipboard dragonfly towards the bottom of my page. I chose a sentiment piece from the ephemera pack, curled both ends of my sentiment piece using a bone folder. This adds some lift and dimension. To finish my cover, I stamped a sentiment using black ink onto my tab. 

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Page 1: I cut out three 3x4 Journaling cards from the 12x12 paper and scored 1/2 inch at the top. Then adhered as a waterfall on my page. I added a piece of lace at the top of my waterfall cards. 

Page 2: I took some cream cardstock and cut to measure 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches and adhered as a photo mat. I cut out a tag sentiment and glued towards the top. I added a gem over the hole on my tag. I took one of the fairies from the ephemera pack and adhered at the bottom of my photo mat, using foam dots. I stamped some images on each of the tabs. 

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Page 3: I just added a gem over the hole on the tag. 

Page 4: I created a pocket page. The pocket measures 5x 3 &1/2 inches. Don't forget to punch a hole on the left side before gluing! I tucked a few small Journaling cards from the journal pack, into my pocket. I adhered a Dream sentiment at the bottom of my pocket using foam dots. Then taking one of your border pieces from the 12x12 papers, cut and glue at the top of your page. On the left tab, I cut a sentiment phase from one of my papers and glued onto my tab. For the right tab, I stamped a few images of Stars, and Butterflies. 

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Page 5: I took another sentiment from the ephemera pack and glued towards the top of my page. I couldn't bear to cover this pretty paper so I left it blank! 

Page 6: For the last page, I adhered another photo mat in the center. I tore an image from one of my Scrap papers, inked along the edges and glued along the top of my page. Using foam dots, I adhered acouple lantern pieces from the ephemera pack. Then using more foam dots I adhered another fairy at the bottom of my page. 

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To finish this album,  I tied and knotted acouple charms on a piece of thread, and glued behind the sentiment on my cover. Then I tied some ribbons and gold tulle through each hole of the album and tied into a bow! Inside on several fairy images I applied some glitter on their dresses, using a clear Sparkle pen. 

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Here are some closeups:

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I hope I have inspired you today and you will want to create your own album. These new albums would be great for creating journals. Maybe I'll create one for you in a future project! 

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure and visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new products available. Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 

Dana 

Other Supplies Used:

Memory Place Enchanted collection, Foam dots, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, scoring tool, trimmer, Beacon glue, gems, Gold tulle, green satin ribbon, Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter, Stickles glitter Stardust, Clear Sparkle pen, Black paint pen, black ink, Dovecraft Fairy Tales stamps and Crafters Companion Enchanted Forest wood block stamps.


Advent Countdown Kit

Hello friends and happy Monday!  Christmas may be a few months away but its not too early to start thinking about creating your own DIY home decor or even fun gifts to give!  Especially if you have little ones in your family that love to countdown the days until Christmas Day!  The Advent Countdown Kit is a new release from Clear Scraps which can be decorated as you like. And with wood and chipboard elements you can use a variety of mediums such as paint, paper, stamping, etc.  

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Your kit includes everything seen here with 12 wood cards, frame, and hinge.  You also receive chipboard numbers, script words, as well as holly and berry embellishments.  

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Also included in your kit are two dowels to hang your numbers onto your frame.  Here are two of my decorated wood cards which I  covered in patterned paper.  I added smaller embellishments followed by the chipboard numbers which I painted with black acrylic paint. 

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I painted the background of the base with off-white chalk paint. I allowed areas of the wood to show through to give a distressed look to my kit. I then used the same black acrylic paint that I used on the numbers to paint my frame which fits over the top of the base.  I found using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive worked well but you can also use a hot glue gun.    I then painted my "days until" and "Christmas" chipboard pieces in green and red chalk paint again using my Beacon Adhesive to adhere.  

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For my holly and berry embellishment, I used the same red and green chalk paint.  Once dry, I  wanted to add a little more sparkle.  So, I daubed embossing ink onto each piece followed by using red and green embossing powder and set with my heat tool.  The berry piece adheres on top of the holly to give extra dimension (again using my Beacon Adhesive).  I adhered the entire piece to the upper left corner using Beacon 3-in-1.  

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Here is a small snapshot of a few of my decorated cards!  Like I  mentioned, you can embellish your cards/chipboard as you like!    This project was so fun to create!  

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, brads, die cut shapes:  Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: sanding tool.