Chipboard

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this simple photo frame pallet project using pallet shapes, wood quotes, and chipboard embellishments from Clear Scraps.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Basecoat

I started by giving the Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet Shape a quick sanding with a fine grit sanding sponge and then added a coat of white satin finish acrylic paint.  Once dry, I quickly sanded the piece again with the sanding sponge, cleared away any dust, and added a second coat of the same white acrylic paint.  This two-coat process yields a smooth and even base to allow for further alterations.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Crackle Medium

For some fun texture, I then painted the entire piece with Crackle Medium.  Allow this to dry completely before proceeding with your topcoat (it will dry virtually clear with a glossy finish).

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Topcoat

Using a wide brush, I next applied teal acrylic paint over the entire surface of the shape.  At first the paint will appear normal, but as it dries you'll begin to see cracks and your basecoat color will show through.  Thicker layers of your topcoat paint often lead to larger cracks, so play with different techniques to get the result you're looking for.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams - Paint Quote

Because the pallet was so bright and textured, I decided to paint the "Keep Life Simple" wood quote a smooth white with acrylic paint.  Two coats with a light sanding in between resulted in a nice finish.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embossing Chipboard

The photo frame on my pallet is actually just the border (packaging) from the dragonfly chipboard embellishment.  Once I clipped the dragonflies out of the packaging, I cleaned up all of the edges with scissors and my sanding sponge.  Then I applied Versamark Ink all over the chipboard pieces, added white or platinum embossing powder to the frame or dragonflies, respectively, and melted it with my heat tool.  A second coat of embossing powder to all of the pieces ensured a smooth and sturdy faux enamel finish.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Photo Frame

I adhered the white frame to my pallet using thin foam strips on just three sides.  Leaving the top open allows me to slide out the picture and change it seasonally or whenever I want.

Simple Life Photo Frame Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embellish

The wood quote and dragonfly embellishments were adhered to the pallet with hot glue and I created a hanger for the piece out of thick natural jute that was stapled into the back of the boards.

I hope you enjoyed this simple and pretty photo frame pallet project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  What's your favorite wood quote in the Clear Scraps shop?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white and blue acrylic paint, crackle medium, Versamark Ink, white and platinum heat embossing powder, heat tool, sanding sponge, natural jute, hot glue gun


Clear Scraps Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album- It's a Boy!

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today!

Need a great gift for a baby shower, or for someone about to

have a little one?  This cute little Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album

from Clear Scraps is such a sweet one, and makes a perfect gift!

Clear_Scraps_Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album

The album's first page is this cute little pair of overalls, you

can cover with patterned paper (like I did here) or paint.

Love the way the page behind looks like a little t-shirt with it's

sleeves peeking out!  It looks great with the contrasting paper!

The It's a Boy is one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Word Titles.

They have a lot of options, and also have one that says It's a Girl.

Clear_Scraps_Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album_page 2

Here is the back of the overalls.  Just a few stickers, and a journal

box make a super simple page, but so adorable too!

Clear_Scraps_Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album_page 3

Here is the first of the t-shirt pages.  I put the spot for the picture

a little lower on this first one, so nothing would show through

at the neckline of the front page when the album was closed up.

Clear_Scraps_Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album_page 4(1)

It's always good to include some blank journal cards in a mini album

 so the recipient can add a little story, or it could be used for a photo.

Clear_Scraps_Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album_page 5

Clear_Scraps_Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album_page 6

Clear_Scraps_Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album_page 7

Clear_Scraps_Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album_page 8

I used a different patterned paper on every page, to make it a little

more interesting.  You can mix it up any way you like, all the pages

could be the same, and then use the mats and embellishments to

make each page different.  One of the great things about this

chipboard albums, they are a blank canvas you can make your own!

Clear_Scraps_Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album_page 9

The last page before the back cover, love the cute little trains!

Clear_Scraps_Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album_page 10

For the back cover, you very well could just leave it blank, or just

add a sticker or journal card/box, but I wanted to give plenty of

space for those adorable newborn pictures, so I added another

photo mat and a few more embellishments to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Make sure to stop by the Clear Scraps store to check out their

chipboard albums!  They have a lot to choose from and they

make such great gifts, or a wonderful memory book to keep!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album, It's a Boy Chipboard Word Titles.

Other:  Echo Park Bundle of Joy paper, stickers.  Enamel dots, ribbon, adhesive,

acrylic paint, distress ink.


Ice Cream Shaker Card

Hiya, Clear Scraps fam!! It's been so hot this year and I thought crafting something cool may help cool me off.
(It didn't, but it was fun! lol)

Here is this awesome Mini Shaker Ice Cream card.

IcecreamShakerCard_LeahCrowe

I have a video on youtube sharing how this interactive card opens up. I just love the shaker and show you how I quickly put it together.

IcecreamShaker_LeahCrowe
I used these two inks to color the very top frame.
I then chose papers from a 6x6 paper pad and used another frame to trace the ice cream scoops.

IcecreamShaker2_LeahCroweIf you trace the inside of the pieces, just cut around the outside of the trace 1/8" and then erase the pencil marks.
Then adhere to the back of the frame. Repeat until your scoops are flavored with the right paper! ;)

IcecreamShaker3_LeahCrowe
Once all the layers are adhered, I go back in with the 5x9 Stripes stencil to create the waffle cone effect.

IcecreamShakerCard2_LeahCrowe
I used my cutting machine and a Lori Whitlock file to create this fun Twist Pop card.

IcecreamShakerCard3_LeahCrowe

I think I will add a birthday message on the bottom, it's perfect for a Birthday card!

Leah Crowe

Clear Scraps: Stripes Stencil, Mini Shaker Ice Cream
Pattern Paper: Recollections; American Crafts
Ink: Distress Oxide
Glitter: Stampendous, Martha Stewart
Glue Beacons 3-in-1; Scotch quick dry.


The simple things chip scallop album

Good morning, friends Leah here with you today to share this awesome little Chip 3x8 Scallop album.

ChipAlbum_LeahCrowe
I started by painting the chipboard album white all around the edges. After that dried, I used the 6" Polka Dots stencil with distress oxide ink and stenciled all around the album edges on both sides to create this bright, sunny background on each page.

ChipAlbum2_LeahCrowe

I then cut all my pattern paper and adhered it to both sides of the pages.

ChipAlbum3_LeahCrowe

I then started layering ephemera and different embellishments.
ChipAlbum3_LeahCrowe
ChipAlbum3_LeahCrowe
I love how this album is ready for photos!

ChipAlbum6_LeahCrowe
ChipAlbum6_LeahCrowe
ChipAlbum6_LeahCrowe

Finished albums make great gifts for friends and family, making it easy for them to just adhere their photos into the album.

ChipAlbum9_LeahCrowe
ChipAlbum9_LeahCrowe
ChipAlbum9_LeahCrowe
Which chipboard albums are your favorites from Clear Scraps?

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps: Chip 3x8 Scallop Album; 6" Polka Dots Stencil
Pattern Paper: Pink Fresh; Crate Paper
Ephemera: Pink Fresh, Crate Paper; Hip Kit
Stickers: Pink Fresh; American Craft
Ink: Distress Oxide
Glue: Beacos3-in-1


Bright Side of Life Pallet

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer to share a home decor project I  created with the Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet Shape. And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used! 

Clear_Scraps_Edison_Lights_Chipboard_Pallet
I  began by painting the front of my pallet with chalk paint in grey. I  only applied one coat and allowed portions of the wood to show through the paint.  

Clear_Scraps_Edison_Lights_Chipboard_Pallet2

I  wanted my embellishments to be the focal point of my pallet. Using the Edison Light Bulbs Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, I  applied black and yellow paint to each. I  tried to color them to be similar to an actual Edison-shaped light.  I  thought about making the "bulb" section white but thought that would be too many colors. Therefore, I  opted for the black and yellow. 

Clear_Scraps_Edison_Lights_Chipboard_Pallet3

Here is the end result of the painted chipboard! I  adhered them using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and love how the lights look against the grey background! 

Clear_Scraps_Edison_Lights_Chipboard_Pallet4

I  adhered 3 two inch sections of patterned paper for my title, as well as for my photo to fit the slats of the pallet.  Using a favorite cut file and yellow print, I  adhered my title to the navy polka dot background. I  also added stickers and chipboard from the collection I  used. 

Clear_Scraps_Edison_Lights_Chipboard_Pallet5

I  also added additional embellishments around my photo to accent. I    did not want to add too much as I  did not want to take away from the Edison Lights. 

Clear_Scraps_Edison_Lights_Chipboard_Pallet6

Clear_Scraps_Edison_Lights_Chipboard_Pallet7

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps shop to see what is new!  Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, washi tape: Crate Paper; ink: Ranger: stamp: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill: punch: EK Success; paint: Plaid, FolkArt: cut file: Teresa Collins Designs; die cut machine: Cameo Silhouette; adhesive: Beacon, Score Tape. 


Cattails at Sunset Card


Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this dreamy summertime card using chipboard embellishments and  stencils from Clear Scraps.

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Inking Background

I started by inking a 5" x 7" panel of white cardstock with purple, pink, and orange inks using a foam blending tool.

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embossing Paste

Once dry, I laid the Dragonfly Wallpaper stencil on top of the panel and applied black embossing paste over top using a plastic palette knife.  For a little extra touch, I added black microfine glitter on top of the paste before it dried.

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Trim Background Panels

Once completely dry, I trimmed the panel down to 4" x 6" and adhered it to a black matting layer measuring 4.25" x 6.25".

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Coloring Chipboard

To color the Cattails Chipboard Embellish, I simply added a few coats of ink from a permanent black marker.  For a little added dreaminess, I also lightly brushed gold gilding wax over the edges of the piece with my finger.

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

After adhering the matted background panel to the center of a 5" x 7" white card base, I added the cattail embellishment to the lower left corner with foam adhesive.  The sentiment was die cut from some gold and black cardstock and adhered to the lower right corner with liquid glue.

Cattails at Sunset Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Square

I hope you enjoyed this dreamy summertime sunset card and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How do you use the chipboard embellishments in your summer papercraft projects?

~ Annie

Additional products used: purple, pink, and orange inks; white, black, and gold cardstock, black Copic marker; "Dream" die (Simon Says Stamp); black embossing paste; black microfine glitter; gold gilding wax; adhesive


Christmas in July - Fence Ornaments

Hi everyone, and welcome to Christmas in July!!

Today I have created these super cute and very easy Christmas ornaments.

I have used the Fence Chipboard Embellishments to create the ornaments.  They turned out amazing.

I wanted to show that these can be used in another way, not just as an embellishment for a layout or card.

So lets get started!!

Watermarked-20190715_061610

First I painted each of the pieces with a brown acrylic paint.

Watermarked-20190715_061628

I then painted it with some crackle medium.  Letting each layer dry before adding the next layer. 

I wanted a really nice crack so I made sure to apply the crackle medium really thick.

Watermarked-20190715_061640

Once those two layers were dry, I then painted them with ivory acrylic paint.  I brushed it on very evenly in one coat. 

Don't go back over to add more or it won't crack.

Once each of the pieces were dry, I distressed them with walnut stain distress ink. 

Highlighting all those nice cracks.  I wanted them to almost look like weathered wood.

Watermarked-20190715_061653

I punched holes and added some twine as a hanger.

I added flowers from my stash and then used some nice glitter to give it a sparkle.

I hope you give these a try.

They will look amazing on the Christmas tree this year!!

Thanks Kim :)

Items Used:

Fence Chipboard Embellsihments

Flowers

Acrylic Paints

Crackle Medium

Glitter

Twine

Glossy Accents

 

 


Chipboard embellishments by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Geckos Chipboard embellishments by Clear Scraps!!!  They were so perfect for this page. Let me show you why I say that~

Geckos_chipboard_Clear Scraps_C. Mercer
This is my granddaughter with her Bearded Dragon she is raising.  So when I saw the Geckos chipboard, by Clear Scraps,  I thought close enough, right?  The chipboard piece looks super cute with these photos.  

Geckos1_embellishments_Clear Scraps_C. Mercer
The chipboard Gecko was heat embossed using chunky embossing powder.  Love the texture the chunky embossing powder gives the chipboard image.  The thing with embossing powder is, you can add different colors to get a different look.  Fun to try on cute chipboard images!!  Clear Scraps has a large selection of super cute chipboard images, titles and words!!!  They look so amazing on all paper crafts! 

Geckos2_chipboard_embellishments_Clear Scraps_C. Mercer

The journal text was hidden under the large photo.  I even added an extra tag so my granddaughter can add her thoughts on raising a Bearded Dragon.

CSCEgeckos-2
The Geckos shape comes in a package of two.  That alone is pretty cool.  Use one and have one for another project.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


Summer Mini Mixable Dainty Album

Hello and happy 4th of July!  It's Jennifer on the blog to share a summer-themed mini book I  created using the Mini Mixable Dainty Album.  The Mini Mixables measure only 3.5 x 5 inches with alternating acrylic and chipboard pages.  I find that using wallet sized photos is best in the Mini Mixables.  

Clear_Scraps_Summer_Mini_Mixable_Dainty

Using white acrylic paint, I  covered approximately a half inch of each of the chipboard pages ensuring I  painted the edges as well. I  set them aside to dry to work on my acrylic cover. 

IMG_3511-2

After removing the protective film from both sides of my acrylic page, I  stamped my butterfly image using StazOn in black.  A solvent based ink works best because of the non-porous nature of the acrylic. Your image will "stay" and not smudge after drying.  I  then used different colors of alcohol ink markers on the back of the page to color in the butterflies. You always want to color on the opposite side of stamping.  

IMG_3512-2

I  like to add extra pages to my mini albums by using tags or envelopes. Here, I  added stickers to a manila tag to document about my photos.  

Clear_Scraps_Summer_Mini_Mixable_Dainty2

For my chipboard pages, I  covered them with patterned paper allowing the white edges to show through.  I  also matted my photos on white cardstock for extra dimension. 

Clear_Scraps_Summer_Mini_Mixable_Dainty3

Clear_Scraps_Summer_Mini_Mixable_Dainty4

Clear_Scraps_Summer_Mini_Mixable_Dainty5

Clear_Scraps_Summer_Mini_Mixable_Dainty6

For this page, I  cut my paper 3.5 x 8 and scored it to create a flap. I  then added some embellishments to the front as well as stapled a tag for opening. 

Clear_Scraps_Summer_Mini_Mixable_Dainty7

I  adhered two photos on the inside as well as journaling. This is a great technique to add extra space to your books! 

Clear_Scraps_Summer_Mini_Mixable_Dainty8

Clear_Scraps_Summer_Mini_Mixable_Dainty9

Clear_Scraps_Summer_Mini_Mixable_Dainty10

Thank you for reading!  Check out all of the Mixable albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, chipboard: Crate Paper; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; punches: Fiskars, Marvy Uchida; stapler: Ranger; manila tags, journaling pen: American Crafts; vellum tag: Jillibean Soup; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread. 

 


USA Circle Pallet

Happy Day Clear Scraps friends! Today, I'm sharing this patriotic USA Circle Pallet home decor piece.

USAPallet_LeahCrowe

Happy Birthday, USA!

To start, I paint the Circle Medium Pallet and the Mini Shaker Star using sparkly paint.

Howto1_LeahCrowe
Howto1_LeahCrowe

Once these dried, I used the 12" Star stencil, liquid gel and sprinkled glitter on the stars while the gel was wet.

Howto3_LeahCrowe

While the stars dry on the pallet, I assemble the mini shaker star. I used the Lovely Sequins and some leftover embossing powder and glitters to fill up the shaker.

Here are a couple of close ups.

USAPallet2_shaker_LeahCrowe
USAPallet2_shaker_LeahCrowe

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

USAPallet_LeahCrowe

Leah Crowe

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Circle Medium Pallet; Mini Shaker STAR; 12" Stars; Lovely Sequins
Unicorn Spit
Stampendous Glitter, Embossing Powder
Alpha: American Craft Thickers; Making Memories
Gold Star Frame - Michaels
Beacons 3-in-1 Glue


His & Hers Key Holders with Joy Clair Stamps

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to this weeks project.  This week we are partnering with Joy Clair Stamps

64226687_10156047520426603_5923275486238081024_o

I have created these super cute His & Hers Key Holders.  I have used the Mason Jar Mini Pallet shapes and the Wheel Gears Chipboard Embellishments.  I just love how these have turned out!  Lets get into how I have created these!

Watermarked-20190610_135011

First I started off by painting both the mini pallets with Ivory acrylic paint.  I only need to give them just one coat of paint.
Watermarked-20190610_135011

I then inked the edges of the mini pallets.  For him, I used walnut stain and black soot distress ink.  For her I used Victorian velvet distress ink.  I then used the walnut stain and black soot stain on the wheel gears.
Watermarked-20190610_135011

Nest I used victorian velvet, forest moss and crushed olive distress inks with the Paisley Bouquet Stamp Set from Joy Clair Stamps.  I stamped the images on white card stock which I the fussy cut out.
Watermarked-20190610_135011

I then used the ink and stamps on the mason jar mini pallet.  Just randomly stamping.
Watermarked-20190610_135011

I then adhered the stamped images and the wheel gears to the mini pallets.
Watermarked-20190610_135011

I then took some wood knob pieces that I have inked and glued them to the bottom of the mini pallets.  This is where keys can be hung from.
Watermarked-20190610_135011Watermarked-20190610_135011

I absolutely love how these turned out.  Can you just picture these hung up with his and her key chains hanging from them?  I can!!!

Thanks for joining me on this little tutorial!

Kim C. :) 


Summer Travel Game Board

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this fun travel game board using one of the Printer Tray Frames and an acrylic sheet.  

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Flat

Whether you're stuck in the car with young ones for a long ride or even camping in the great outdoors, this game board can be customized in a ton of different ways and might be a fun reason to put the phones and tablets away for a little while.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Border

Start by painting one of the chipboard dividers in the Square Printer Tray Frame kit in the color of your choice.  Here I've chosen a sunny yellow acrylic paint that matches the summery scrapbook paper I'll be using on the rest of the board.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Background

Next, cover the chip back with paper...or for a fun twist, try using photographs to really customize your board!  You can adhere one sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper for a quick and simple background, or do as I did here and adhere several small squares of coordinating papers.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Dividers

Adhere the dividers on top of the chip back using strong liquid adhesive like Beacon 3 -in-1 Adhesive.  Set aside to dry fully, then paint the outer edges with the same acrylic paint as the top divider to finish the board off nicely.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams - Trim Acrylic Game Pieces

To create the game pieces, start by trimming a 12x12 acrylic sheet into 3 3/8 inch squares.  You will need at least five game pieces for each player (X's and O's), so an extra acrylic sheet will be needed in addition to the one included in the Square Printer Tray Frame kit.  Round the corners of each game piece with a corner rounder tool (this allows for easy removal of game pieces and also makes the pieces safer for young children).

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Diecut Letters

Die cut at least five X's and five O's from white cardstock (this shows up well on busy backgrounds like mine).  Alternatively, choose two different shapes that match the theme of your game board.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Assemble Game Pieces

Adhere the letters in the center of each acrylic game piece using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and allow to dry.  Since the game pieces are clear, you won't cover up any of the fun customization on the game board while playing.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

Now you're ready to play on the go!  The game pieces are sized so that they fit snugly in the board and won't fall out, but are still easy to remove when a new game starts thanks to the rounded corners.  Since the walls of the dividers are much taller than the pieces, they also won't accidentally fall out on a bumpy car ride!

I hope you enjoyed this fun summer travel game project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you customize the square printer tray frame to make your own game board?

~ Annie

Additional products used: patterned paper: Bo Bunny; letter dies: Altenew; paint: Martha Stewart/Plaid; adhesive: Beacon; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers


Mixed Media Beach Tag

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a mixed media beach tag.   

Beach-tag-6-steph-ackerman

Using one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album, I began by first painting it with gesso. The Tag Album has 4 different shaped tags that  can be used for an assortment of projects.  I decided to use one to create a mixed media tag with an assortment of elements.  Once the gesso dried, I added several colors of spray inks to create the background.

Beach-tag-steph-ackerman Beach-tag-1-steph-ackerman

Mesh was also spritzed then adhered to the left corner.  I also added several sizes of art stones as well as some sea shells created from Makin's Clay for dimension.

Beach-tag-2-steph-ackerman

Once dry, I spritzed additional colors of inks to give the tag more life.  In the center of the tag, I added more art stones.

Beach-tag-5-steph-ackerman

I stamped and colored a Prima doll stamp, fussy cut her and added her to the tag with foam adhesives.

Beach-tag-7-steph-ackerman

Isn't she sweet?

Beach-tag-6-steph-ackerman

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other supplies used:  Prima stamp; Prima Art Stones, Makin's Clay mold and clay, spray inks