Chipboard

Boo Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog with a Halloween themed home decor project!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love all things craft related to this spooky season!  I'm also going to show you the techniques I used!  

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I began with the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape and painted the top and bottom sections with orange chalk paint.  I then painted the middle with black acrylic paint. The nice quality about the birch wood is that it accepts the paint well and a little goes a long way. 

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Once my paint was dry, I secured the 4x6 Boo Stencil to the front of my pallet with washi tape.

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I then applied glitter gel in Iridescent with a spatula spreading a thin layer.  I was going more for a white glitter effect but the letters have a more bluish tint to them. I think this is because of the black paint? 

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Here is a close up of the stencil + glitter gel.  I  do like how it turned out even though it wasn't what I originally had in mind. 

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I  added strips of patterned paper at top of the bottom slat adhering with my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive. I did this mainly to break up the color lines as well as add extra prints. 

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I painted the Ghost Chipboard Embellishment Shapes with white acrylic paint and backed each "eye holes" with patterned papers.  I adhered the ghosts with my Beacon Adhesive as well as used pop dots to give dimension to one of the embellishments. 

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I  tied some cute Halloween plaid ribbon in a bow and added a wood clothes pin then adhered to the top of my pallet as a finishing touch! 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Hope this inspires you to do some Halloween creating with Clear Scraps!  See what is new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, wood clothes pin, wood buttons:  American Crafts; paint: DecoArt, Craft Smart, Folk Art; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: ribbon, thread


Halloween Altered Printers Tray Frame

Hi Ya'll,

Are you ready for fall? Have all your Halloween decorations out?

There's always room for MORE Holiday decor right? And if you have kiddos, grand-kiddos, or furr-babies that costume-up for Halloween why not incorporate pics of them into a special project. 

Halloween was one of the holidays I enjoyed the most when my kids were little. I couldn't wait to take them to the fabric store to pick out a pattern for whatever they wanted to dress up as that year.

And of course, there HAD to be a photo shoot of them in their costumes before they went out trick-or-treating. Looking back through the photos from some of those years, I thought it would be fun to show them off in a Halloween project. 

I decided to use one of Clear Scraps Printers Tray Frames; they come in several different shapes and configurations. I chose the Square Printers Tray Frame which has 9 equal sections.

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I selected the photos I wanted to use and printed them in sepia as that went well with the vintage look of the papers I wanted to use. 

I started by laying one of the grid chipboard pieces on the solid back and used a pencil to mark around each section. I prefer to adhere the pictures and papers directly to the back piece of the frame. 

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Next I worked on planning the layout. I first laid out my photos, then began adding papers and embellishments. 

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Once I decided on the design, I began adhering the photos, papers and embellishments to the frame base, using the penciled areas as guides. Check placement by laying a grid chipboard piece over the base.

I planned to add some of my embellishments over the grid, so I needed to cut away the grid insert from one of the frame pieces to use as the top layer.

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To add color to the frame, I sprayed it with a black spray ink, and dabbed the excess with a paper towel. This step was done to one of the grid pieces as well as the piece I had removed the grid from. The pieces were set aside to dry.

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I wanted to incorporate some pumpkins in the frame. I used the 3 X 12 Pumpkin Faces Border Stencil to trace pumpkins on printed paper. The eyes and mouths were filled in and the grooves in the pumpkin were darkened using a black pen. A white gel pen was used to add definition to the eyes and mouths.

I adhered 2 of the grid layers to the base; adding the inked one last.

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I added the elements that were to be adhered across the grids. Then I removed the protective film from both sides of the acrylic sheet and adhered it to the frame.

The chipboard piece I had cut the grid out of was adhered last to finish the frame.

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I hope this project has inspired you to do something special with pics of YOUR costumed characters!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Square Printers Tray Frame and 3 X 12 Pumpkin Faces Border Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers and Embellishments, Black Spray Ink, Orange Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen and Black Fine Tip Pen


Christmas Card in Non-Traditional Colors

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a Christmas card in non-traditional colors of pink and green! Christmas is my favorite holiday and I'm always in Christmas mode! And I might as well confess that I'm a certified fun fold geek... so I thought a teepee card was just the ticket to use with the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments turned into wreaths! This card folds flat for mailing, too!

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To create the card base, cut three 5" square panels from white cardstock and score each one diagonally. Lay two of the squares side-by-side with the diagonal score lines in a V orientation. Adhere the third square on top with the score line vertically centered and the bottom point lined up with the bottom edge of the other two squares. Note: The square panels can be cut in any size you want depending on the size of your embellishments. 

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Flip the card base over and adhere cardstock and patterned paper layers. The two large green cardstock panels are cut at 4-5/8" square and cut diagonally. The two large pink patterned paper layers are cut at 4-1/8" square and cut diagonally. The small green cardstock panel is cut at 1-3/4" and cut diagonally. The small green patterned paper layer is cut at 1-1/4" square and cut diagonally. 

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Fold on all the score lines and form the card into a teepee shape, and add a magnet closure. This is what the back should look like.

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Paint both of the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments. Mix white chalk paint with several drops of green India ink and paint the large wreath, and mix white chalk paint with several drops of magenta India ink and paint the small one. When dry, dab glue on both wreaths with a sponge and sprinkle clear glitter. Spray with a fixative to ensure the glitter won't fall off.

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Embellish the wreaths using different textures on each. Use various sizes of iridescent gemstones on the big one, and various sizes of white flat-back pearls on the small one.  

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Adhere the green wreath to the teepee card base with glue. Use double-sided adhesive foam pads to adhere the pink wreath, overlapping the side of the green wreath. Add a stamped and silver embossed sentiment cut with a fishtail die, using double-sided adhesive foam pads. Finally, add a few white flat-back pearls at the bottom. 

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Clear Scraps products used:
Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments


Other products used:
White and green cardstock, pink and green patterned papers, clear stamp set, white chalk paint, green and pink India inks, Versamark, fishtail die, paper trimmer, craft glue, clear glitter, fixative, white flat-back pearls and iridescent gemstones, jewel pick-up stick, stamp positioner, die cutting machine, embossing powder, heat tool, double-sided adhesive foam pads


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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Halloween Witch Hat Mini Shaker Tag

Hola,

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today.

It's FALL Ya'll! Not that there is much of a nip in the air here in Texas yet! But working on Fall projects does make it feel more like the season despite the temperature.

Clear Scraps has some cute seasonal Mini Shakers including several for Halloween and Fall. Check out the new ones HERE.

I used the Witch Hat Mini Shaker to embellish this tag...

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I used one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album as a base. I covered the tag with strips of different papers separated by washi tape. I used the Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper and tape from around the edges of the tag.

For the shaker, I painted the top layer black, then added some sparkle using a shimmer pen. I covered the base of the shaker with a black printed paper. I filled the shaker with a mix of black and matte sequins and some silver metallic beads. I added a bat chipboard sticker to the hat to serve as the hat band.

The Spooky Chipboard Title is also from Clear Scraps. I painted it orange, then layered on several layers of clear embossing powder.

To finish the tag, I tied a striped ribbon through the hole at the top.

You can use altered tags to: make a banner, hang for decor, use as part of a holiday arrangement or tie onto a gift bag.

Thanks for stopping by! Please come back soon to see what the talented designers here at Clear Scraps have to share with you.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 

Witch Hat Mini Shaker, Chipboard Tag Album , Spooky Chipboard Title and Sanding Stick

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Scrapbook Paper, Washi Tape, Black Sequins, Silver Beads, Black and Orange Paint, Clear Embossing Powder, Shimmer Pen, Chipboard Sticker and Ribbon


Americana-Beach Wall Hanging

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing an Americana-Beach Wall Hanging with you today! This was such a fun project! I love Americana and I have a super awesome long-time friend who lives and breathes 'beach' so when I saw this amazing XL Wood Flip Flop and the Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishments and Life Is Good Chipboard Word Title, the wheels started turning! Stars and stripes, an Adirondack chair and beach sand, and this project came to life! 

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I started by painting the XL Wood Flip Flop base with white chalk paint and the straps with red chalk paint. I stamped dots all over the straps in gold ink and once they were dry I adhered them to the base. I also inked the Life Is Good Chipboard Word Title with the same gold ink and set it aside to dry. I painted the Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishments with navy blue chalk paint and sprinkled them with clear glitter, and once they were dry I adhered them to the entire length of the left flip flop along with several tiny punched stars. 

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I hand-cut thin stripes from red cardstock and adhered them to the top portion of the right flip flop, and then adhered the inked Life Is Good chipboard. 

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I embellished the bottom of the right flip flop with torn kraft cardstock to resemble beach sand along with a stamped, embossed and die cut Adirondack chair. I added a stamped and layered tag tied with gold metallic string.

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The finishing touch was a multi-loop bow embellished with a clear gold-rim brad. 

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Clear Scraps products used:
XL Wood Flip Flops
Life Is Good Chipboard Word Title
Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
White, navy blue, red and kraft cardstock; clear stamp sets; dies and punch; white, blue and red chalk paint; gold, red and navy blue ink

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Christmas Gnome

Hello Clear Scraps friends!

Maya is here on the blog today to share a Christmas gnome using the medium wood gnome that I promised last week in my previous project - Autumn Harvest Gnome. Let's check it out!

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▼ The size of the medium wood gnome is 7.3" x 14.2". Comes with a gnome base, a hat shape, a beard shape, a nose shape, and hands. As I mentioned in my previous project, I decided to use the hat shape and the nose shape for one side and kept the beard shape and hands for this side with a Christmas theme.

▼ For this side of the gnome, I began by painting its hat and shoes with acrylic paint in black and red.

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▼ I used the hat shape to trace on a patterned paper with snowflakes, cut it out with scissors, and glued the cut-out paper to the gnome base using Aleene's tacky glue. Same on the gnome's body as shown below.

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▼ For the beard shape, I painted it with acrylic paint in white. Wait till the paint dried and glue it to the base with tacky glue.

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▼ Move on to the nose and hands, I used the wood shapes to trace on paper and cut them out with small scissors.

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▼ For extra touches, I used the snowflake and the bulb chipboard embellishment. Giving them a shinning look, I tapped them on a watermark stamp pad, sprinkled white embossing powder on the snowflake chipboard, and sprinkled peridot pearlustre embossing powder on the bulb chipboard. And heat them with a heat gun.

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▼ Here is the finished look of the hat. I added a piece of ribbon, an embossed snowflake, and a "be MERRY" sticker for extra touches.

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Thank you for stopping by! Hope you are inspired to create with wood shapes. If you would like to take a look at the other side, click HERE for the autumn harvest gnome and the tutorials. Have a blessed day!

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Additional Products Used:
- Papers, Sticker: Echo Park Paper
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (detailed white & peridot pearlustre)


Godparent Butterfly Scrapbook Layout

Hello dear friends,

I was so glad to get to choose a theme of honoring my Godparents this month.  It is with sadness that I share that my dear uncle, and Godfather, passed away recently.  I felt like this would be a great opportunity to capture a memory of him (and my aunt/Godmother) in this project page.  After all, that is what scrapbooking is for, right?  Preserving memories.

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My uncle was a man of few words...but he LOVED the written word.  He was a newspaper editor, author and avid reader.  He was also a God-fearing man, with a respect for God's word and a person who I truly admired.  I think this page represents him very well.

To capture a somber theme, as well as to make the page a feel like it was out of a book, I chose a color scheme similar to a noir genre - which is using black, white and gray.  It's paying respect to the many crime novels he wrote in his lifetime.  I knew that starting with the Brick Masking Stencil would give the page some drama and masculinity.

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I've used a medium gray 12" by 12" sheet of card stock, and with a chalk white ink, sponged bricks in the corners through the masking stencil.  This is one of my very favorite stencils - I use it for all sorts of projects!

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I chose the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard elements to represent what he and I believe happens after death - that we are truly transformed when we go to heaven.  I've coated these pieces 3 times with a white acrylic paint, and then added gray pearls to the middles, and secured to the page.

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The photo is backed with 2 sheets of paper - one is a black glitter, and the other is stamped with a background stamp to look like a page out of a book.  I've angled these behind the photo.

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I found adorable butterfly stickers at the dollar store, and had to add them in.  They seemed so pretty next to the fancy butterfly, flying up off the page.

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My final addition is to define what type of Godparent my uncle was and add a Bible verse at the bottom, because he truly was a "logophile" (aka - a word lover) and he was indeed someone who was instrumental in bringing me up "in the way I should go."  I will miss him, but I'm so glad to get to honor him in this way.

Thank you for listening, friends.  Isn't it lovely that we can honor those who have gone before us with a craft like scrapbooking? 

Until next time,

Maureen

 


Once Upon A Time Slimline Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today sharing an album project I hope you like. If you believe in fairytales and finding true love, I have the perfect album for you! I'm using Clear Scraps Slimline Deco Chipboard album Click Here  and round circle shaker. You can see all the variety of shakers available Click Here 

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First I took some Finnibair Sparks paint and a paint brush and applied the paint to the front and back Deco edges on my album. Let dry. 

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The papers I chose are from Stamperia Sleeping Beauty collection. All base papers will measure 5x11 inches, the size of this album. I adhered all my papers to the front and back covers, and all inside pages with glue. I recommend using a strong glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Don't forget to mark and punch all your holes along the edge of your papers before gluing. Set your album aside for now.

Next remove your shaker pieces from the package. Take your bottom shaker piece and trace around the edge with a pencil onto your paper. I chose to use one of the round paper images in my paper pack. Cut out image and glue onto your bottom shaker piece. Trim or distress around edges till smooth. Now take your top shaker piece and apply some glitter, paint whatever you prefer. I used Glitteriffic gold glitter and applied around the edge using a paintbrush. I love how easy it is to add some sparkle to your shaker! Let dry.

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Now we are ready to assemble our shaker. Glue your next 2 chipboard pieces onto your bottom shaker piece. Fill the middle of your shaker with sequins, glitter, confetti or whatever you prefer. Peel off the protective film off both sides of your acrylic shaker piece. Carefully glue on top of the previous layer. Glue the top shaker piece in place. Set aside to throughly dry before shaking! I know it's hard to resist shaking right away, but if you do your shaker filler will stick to the sides, and you definitely don't want that to happen.

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Now we are ready to decorate the cover of our album! I glued my shaker piece in the center of the album. I took a sentiment from my chipboard pack, added foam dots to the back and adhered this above my shaker. I fussycut out the image if Sleeping beauty and the Prince, added some pop dots on the back, then adhered them towards the bottom. I took some rose diecuts and glued in scattered areas on my cover. To finish my cover, I added a few sequins.

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For the first two inside pages, I added a Love sentiment diecut to the top of my left page. I fussy cut a cat image, inked edges and adhered to the bottom of my left page with foam dots. These papers were so pretty I didn't want to cover them up! 

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For page 3, I added a clear diecut sentiment towards the bottom left page using foam dots. For page 4, I made a pocket measuring 5 x 41/2 inches, punched my bottom hole and glued onto the bottom of my page. I tucked in the Prince diecut doll and a clear diecut sentiment into my pocket. I adhered a few pink stars in the sky background on my pocket. Then added a window diecut piece at the top of my right page.

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Page 5, I cut out one of the journaling cards and adhered to the center of my page and added a clear rose diecut to the top  of my card.  I glued another Make a Wish sentiment above my journaling card. Added a jewel from my stash to the top of my left page. For page 6, I cut a small flip page to measure 4 x 3 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right and adhered to the right side of my page. I fussy cut the spindle wheel and adhered with pop dots to the top of my flip page. Inside my flip page I took one of the leftover images of Sleeping beauty and glued it inside.

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For the last two pages, I made another pocket page on the left. Added a diecut chipboard sticker on top of my pocket. Tucked in 3 tags from the card pack, added some light blue ribbon at the top if each tag. I glued a diecut sentiment at the top of my left page. Page 6, I made a flip page using one of the cards from the card pack. Cut it down to size, scored 1/2 inch on the left, punched my holes. Then adhered to my right page. I added another diecut sentiment to the top. This page would be great to add a wedding photo.

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To finish your album, I took some pink velvet ribbon to tie all my pages together into a bow!

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Here are a few closeups:

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I hope I have inspired you today and you'll want to create your very own album for yourself or a special person in your life! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today. Don't forget to check out all the new Slimline albums available from Clear Scraps on their website Click Here

Until we meet again, stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Finnibair Sparks paint- Dragon's Eye, Stamperia Sleeping Beauty collection, foam dots, Glitteriffic Gold glitter, paintbrush, scoring board, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, crystal gem, confetti in clear and gold, sequins.


Autumn Harvest Gnome

Hello, Clear Scraps friends, and happy fall!

It's Maya here on the blog today to share a DIY fall decoration featuring the medium wood gnome and the pumpkin chipboard embellishment. Clear Scraps has two sizes and three styles for the wood gnomes and they are just so perfect for any theme or holiday decoration!

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▼ The size of the medium wood gnome is 7.3" x 14.2". Comes with a gnome base, a hat shape, a beard shape, a nose shape, and hands. 

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▼ Before I started this project, I thought it would be great if I can decorate both sides, one side for fall and the other side for winter/Christmas. So after the fall season, I can just flip it to the other side for the winter season. As you can see here, I decided to use the hat shape and the nose shape for this side and kept the beard shape and hands for the other side.

▼ I began by painting the hat shape with acrylic paint in red.

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▼ Next, I laid the hat on a patterned paper I chose for the hat, traced it with a pencil, and cut it out with scissors.

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▼ Then, I glued the cut-out paper to the wood shape with Aleene's tacky glue. I also added some twine, a paper sunflower, and a "thankful" sticker to the hat for extra touches. Here is the finished look of the hat.

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▼ For the gnome's body, again I laid the base on a patterned paper, traced the body part with a pencil, and cut it out. Before I glued the cut-out paper to the base, I painted its shoes with acrylic paint in black. 

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▼ Even though I was not using the beard and hands wood shape on this side, I used the shapes to trace the beard and hands out for adhering to the base later on.

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▼ It's time to assemble all the pieces to the gnome base! For the pumpkin chipboard embellishment, here I painted two pumpkin pieces with acrylic paint in orange. After the paint dried, I glued two pieces together which gives it a three-dimensional look.

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Thank you for stopping by today! And I will share the other side of decoration for Christmas next week, stay tuned and have a blessed weekend!

Additional Products Used:
- Papers, Sticker: Echo Park Paper
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Aleene's
- Paper Flower, Twine String: Hobby Lobby


Birthday Card With Removable Dragonfly Magnets

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty birthday card with two removable dragonfly magnets! The magnets were created with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments and painted with metal gloss paint in several different colors. So between the dragonflies and the foiled and glitter cardstock, there's a whole lot of shine going on! What a fun way to give a card and gift in one! Magnets are always a big hit, and no matter where they are placed, they are a constant reminder of who gifted them! 

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I started with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments, and painted the dragonfly bodies with brown chalk paint. 

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I then moved on to the dragonfly wings, and painted one set with turquoise and steel blue metal gloss paint, and the other set with magenta and violet metal gloss paint. 

And added some iridescent gemstones to the bodies.

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Then I adhered two tiny disc magnets on the back of each dragonfly with distress collage medium, and set them aside. 

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For the card front, I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base, a layering panel and two stitched scallop edges from white cardstock. I rounded the bottom right corner of the card base and layering panel. I then cut strips in varying widths from purple and pink glitter cardstock as well as silver and teal foiled cardstock, and adhered the scalloped edges and strips to the layering panel in a diagonal fashion. 

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I adhered the front panel to the card base and stamped the sentiment in brown ink. I cut an inside layering panel from white cardstock, rounded the bottom right corner, and embellished it with strips of glitter and brown cardstock used on the front. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink as well, and layered the panel on brown cardstock to tie in the color of the dragonfly bodies.


I placed the dragonflies on the front of the card with washi tape, flipped the card base over and let the magnet backs 'find' the front magnets. These little magnets are pretty strong and so it was effortless even through the cardstock. I punched four 1/2" circles, pressed them into a foam mat to form cups, and then adhered them over top of the magnets on the inside of the card base with distress collage medium for a more finished look. 


I removed the washi tape from the front and the dragonflies held strong on the magnets. I finished the front with several blue gemstones in the upper left corner. 

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Clear Scraps products used:
Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
White, brown, teal and silver foiled, and pink and purple glitter cardstock; rubber stamps, brown ink; turquoise, steel blue, magenta and violet metal gloss paint; stitched scallop edge die, corner rounder, circle punch, craft glue, distress collage medium, iridescent gemstones, small disc magnets, blue gemstones

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Layout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Football Helmet Shaker Card

Hi!  Maureen here, getting ready to cheer on my alma mater this Fall in some football!  There is a special guy in our family who has a birthday this month, and he L-O-V-E-S his football.  I thought it would be nice to make him an interactive card to celebrate the start of the season AND his birthday!

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This project requires very few supplies and comes together quite easily!  Perfect for those last minute events, right?  I'm starting with a white card stock sheet, cut at 4.25" by 5.5" and folded at the top.  Next, I've cut strips of green card stock at 4" in length by .75" wide.  These strips get placed evenly down the card base, starting from the top, leaving a little white in between.  Those become the yard lines!  Make sure to start at the top so if you are off on your spacing you can trim your card down later.

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My next step is to use the Mini Helmet Shaker as a focal point.  The possibilities are endless for colors with this shaker!  I happen to know that his favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles, so I've done the colors in green, black and white.  I found a metallic green paper as a background which looks just like a helmet!

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Now, to assemble the shaker I've traced my metallic paper with the bottom chipboard piece (this is the back side of the paper), then cut it out.  This I glued to the bottom piece.  Next, I layered the chipboard layers on, then sprinkled in some Wedding Sequins.  I applied the acrylic piece next, making sure to remove the protective film.  And my final piece is the top helmet layer, painted in black acrylic paint.  All pieces are glued with a clear tacky glue to eliminate smudges.

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Across the helmet, I've used a clear tacky glue to apply a die cut message to the helmet.  I've also die cut numbers in a white card stock to apply to the bottom edges of my yard lines.  These numbers happen to be the age of the 'birthday boy' and I think all sorts of milestone ages would be great for this card.  I decided to add a stamped football at the bottom too, with an old stamp I had around.

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What other ideas would you do with this fun Helmet Shaker?  I hope you had fun with this card project like I did!  Go team (until next time)!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  black paint, green card stock, metallic green card stock, happy birthday die cut, number dies, black and white card stock, football stamp.


Wood Card Vintage Sewing Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vintage sewing album created with Blank Wood Card for the front and back covers and Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments used as the focal on the front of the album! I layered the two dress forms together to make one embellishment with some really good dimension. If you're a sewing fanatic, you'll love this! I cut four pages for the inside of the album and embellished the front and back of each page, leaving plenty of room for photos and/or journaling!

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The front and back covers of the album were created with Blank Wood Card. In addition to the stamped and painted Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments on the front, I used a vintage button, charms, ruler ribbon, and elements from the digital accessories. I used digital sewing journal pages and accessories on the covers and all the pages. The edges of the covers and pages are inked with distress ink. The inside of the front and back covers are painted with chalk paint and each has a spool element from the digital accessories. All four of the pages on the inside are embellished with digital journal pages. They also have folders that open, flaps that open up and out, and pull-outs - all embellished with elements from the digital accessories along with stamped and die cut buttons, and all with plenty of room for journaling and/or photos. I did a little ink splattering with a fan brush on each page, trying not to over-do it because I love ink splatters, lol! And finally, I tied two ribbons on the binding rings with crafter's cord. Here are shots of the front and inside cover, front and back all pages, and the inside and back cover.


Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments
Small sanding stick

Other products used:
Teal, brown, ivory, pink and tan cardstock; rubber stamp, clear stamps and dies, and digital journal pages and accessories; green ink, brown distress ink, variety of circle punches, corner rounder, chalk paint, stamp positioner, binding rings, ribbon and crafting cord, vintage button, charms, distress collage medium, die cutting machine, fan brush, green and pink sparkle embellishments

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Featured Designer Sandy Diller: Blessed Heart Printer Tray Frame

Hello, it's Sandy Diller here today with my first project using Clear Scraps great products.  Our family  recently had a lovely addition.  Baby Violet was welcomed into the world in June and so loved by all. I wanted to share this Heart Printer Tray that has been filled with photos of her with people who adore her.

 
 
Each tray comes with 1 - chipboard back, 3 - chipboard cutouts and 1 - acrylic divider.
 
 
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I began this project by first stacking and gluing 2 of the chipboard coutouts together.

Next came paint - I chose a light green to go with the paper I plan to use.

Next came the photos cut to fit the openings.
 
 
The heart was traced onto 12" X 12" scrapbook paper and then cut out and glued to the front of the single frame.
 
 
The section with the photos was attached to the solid backing then covered with the acrylic piece.  
Be sure to REMOVE the protective film from both sides as shown above.

 
The papered frame was then added to the acrylic covered heart.
 
 

For a finishing touch the  Blessed Chipboard Script Word Title was painted and then added along with some paper flowers.

 

We are truly blessed,
Sandy
 
 

Sunflower Circle Printer Tray Frame

Sunny greetings to you, Clear Scraps friends!  Maureen (Mo) here with a cheery craft today.  I am such a big fan of sunflowers - besides being my favorite color, they have such a big, bright blossom and bloom any time of year.  I've planted them for several summers now, and love that they bloom right as Summer turns into Fall.  I thought I'd share a project to celebrate this time of year with all of you!

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I've started with the Circle Printer Tray Frame because the round face reminds me of a big sunflower.  I thought it would be a great idea to get the pictures of last year's crop off my phone and preserve them in a frame.  Last year was certainly a year to create our own sunshine, that's for sure - and these were spectacular! 

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I took the top layer of the frame and traced a black card stock circle, then painted the trim black.  I decided to remove a layer in the final assembly because my ending version was going to hang on a wall, and I didn't need the extra weight. 

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Next, I cut several petals on my electronic cutting machine in a gold card stock - about 40 in all.  Any die cut in a similar oval shape would work well.  I dusted the edges of these petals with a black ink and sponge.  Then, I took the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil and sponged more ink in the middle of each petal.  I only sponged a section in the middle - no need to fill the whole space.

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Time for assembly - I glued a layer of petals on the base of the Circle Printer Tray chipboard base, leaving space in between each petal.

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The next layer overlapped the first, but with these petals, I pinched the middles first to make the flower more 3D.  Once these are dry, take the black card stock circle, and glue it to the middle of the flower.  If you want, this is also a good time to glue in your ribbon hanger as a sandwich in between the chipboard and the card stock.

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It was time to add the pictures - after laying them out in the spots I liked, I drew a faint line on the photos using the trim of the tray as a guide.  Then I cut the excess pieces off.  I adhered these using an adhesive tape to the back of the trim, getting it ready to place down on the black card stock base of the flower.

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This next chipboard layer of the frame set the pictures over the black circle.  With the remaining open areas, I started to lay out the sayings that I cut from my electronic cutting machine.  A clear glue adhesive worked well to stick them to the black card stock.  Then I prepped the frame for the next layer.

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Here's another close up of the die cut phrase - it reminds me of chalkboard handwriting!

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The final steps in layering the tray were to adhere the clear acrylic cover with a clear glue, then slip a wired checkered ribbon in between the acrylic and the top black chipboard frame piece.  Once dry, I formed a bow with the loops of the ribbon.

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I decided to hang this frame in my front foyer, along with all of my other "budding" collections of sunflowers.  I'm really excited about how easily this came together.  A great weekend project to instantly add color to your home! 

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Would you try something like this in your home?  I hope you enjoyed this project - make sure you check out the other Printer Tray Frames available on the Clear Scraps site too!  Thanks for stopping by!

Other supplies:  black paint, clear Tombow glue, black and white checkered ribbon, black ink, gold/black/white cardstock, cutting machine or oval die cuts, photos, twine (for hanging).

 


Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort Road Trip

Hey, everybody! Leslie here, sharing a project documenting a road trip to Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort with a group of friends back in July 2010. I used the Scallop Circle Printer Tray Frame which I painted with green chalk paint. Hubby and I rode the Tail of the Dragon twice on two different motorcycles. We rode the Harley on our road trip with our friends, and my best friend from high school and college trailered our Honda VTX so we could ride it on the Tail also. What fun we had! This printer tray frame is the perfect product to document our amazing trip!

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I painted the top layer of the Scallop Circle Printer Tray with green chalk paint. The nice thing about chalk paint is that it dries fairly quickly. I stamped texture all over the layer in brown ink, let it dry and then applied another coat of the Spanish Moss. When it dried there was just a tad bit of the texture stamping showing through which I thought looked cool. I cut some striped patterned paper for the center area of the frame and printed a little summary of our trip on white cardstock, and adhered them to the back. 

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I printed the six photos I wanted to use, trimmed them and adhered them to the back so they'd show through the apertures. Working from the bottom up, I glued the second and third layers together and glued them to the back. I removed the protective film from the back side of the acrylic piece and glued it down. I removed the protective film from the front side of the acrylic piece and glued the painted top layer down. 


I added punched elements, stamping, bling, die cuts and my St. Christopher pendant (the one I wore on all of our rides over the years) to the outside of the frame for interest. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Scallop Circle Printer Tray

Other products used:
White, brown and green cardstock; patterned paper, clear stamps, cling foam stamps, green chalk paint, brown ink, dies, punches, craft glue, distress collage medium, glitter alpha stickers, clear stamp block, gemstones

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie