Embellishments

Rejoice! Christmas Decor

HiYa!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today and I have a project I'd like to share with you.

Jesus is the reason for the season, so how about creating some Christmas decor to celebrate his birth!

I combined several Clear Scraps products to create this decor piece...

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I started with one of the 8 X 10 Wood Rectangles that come 3 to a pack. Then I separated the Angel Mini Shaker and used the 3 outline pieces for the 3 angels. I used one of Clear Scraps larger stencils for the title, 3 X 12 Rejoice. And for a little texture, I used the Lace Doily Border Stencil for the angel wings. 

I started by creating a night sky background using several shades of blue watercolor powders including a metallic. I sprinkled them on the wood, then spritzed it with water. Once the wood was dry, I added some "stars" using a splatter tool and white pearl paint..

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For the angels, I used tone on tone printed papers as a base. I drew a eyes, nose and mouth with a fine black pen on peach paper for the face, cut a dress from some blue paper, and then used white pearl stencil paste to add a design to some cream paper for the wings. I painted the chipboard pieces using a silver metallic pen. Once everything was dry, I assembled the pieces. I traced around the separate parts then cut slightly inside the lines and adhered them to the back of the angels. I added halos using gold mini garland and a poinsettia for trim...

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For the title, I used gold texture paste and the Rejoice stencil on red printed paper. Once the stencil paste was dry, I used a white gel pen to outline and define the letters to make them stand out...

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I printed the bible verse out on vellum to add under the title.

All the pieces were then adhered to the background.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 8 X 10 Wood Rectangles, Angel Mini Shaker, 3 X 12 Rejoice and Lace Doily Border Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, TCW: Gold and White Pearl Texture Butter, Color Burst Blue and Metallic Blue, White Pearl Paint, Fine Black Pen, White Gel Pen, Silver Metallic Pen, Gold Mini Garland, Mini Poinsettias, Printed Papers and Vellum 


Clear Scraps--Shiplap Shapes--Vintage Christmas Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share some inspiration for creating your own Christmas home decor using the Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes!  I've started this project with the Clear Scraps Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Large

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The cutting board was painted with white acrylic paint and then left to dry.  Next I took the Clear Scraps 5x9 Plaid Stencil and used a red acrylic paint with a bit of pink mixed in to color match and stenciled onto white cardstock.  Once dry I matted this strip onto a piece of black cardstock to make it pop a bit, then glued onto the bottom of the cutting board.  I fussy cut out some pretty embellishment pieces and added those using some foam tape to create dimension. 

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The Clear Scraps Christmas Chipboard Word Title was painted red, then coated with glitter glue.  The pretty ornaments are from Clear Scraps too!  They are one of their chipboard embellishments.  These are called the Star Bulb Chipboard Embellishments.  They remind me of old vintage Christmas ornaments.  They were painted and I added a coat of glitter glue to these as well.  I then went around the wreath (that was also fussy cut and glued onto the cutting board shape) and added touches here and there of glitter glue. 

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If you haven't perused the Clear Scraps Store to see all of the great options  you are missing some amazing crafty goodness!  You can create something for about every holiday or special occasion you can think of with all the options available!  You can find all the Shiplap Shapes HERE---and remember they come in small, medium and large!  The same goes for the Chipboard Shapes and the Chipboard Word Titles.  You can find so many fun embellishments that you can customize to YOUR project!  That's my favorite thing about them!

Well thanks for stopping by today!  Come back soon for more inspiration!

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Large5x9 Plaid Stencil, Christmas Chipboard Word Title, Star Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Red, white and pink acrylic paint.  Mintay Merry Little Christmas collection, tulle, twine, stardust gliter glue, foam tape, glue.


Holly and Present Chipboard Tags

HiYa!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today. It's hard to believe it is December already! I'm not ready for it! LOL! But it's here, so it's time to get moving towards the Holidays. 

Tomorrow, my hubbie and I will be setting up the tree and decorating all by ourselves for the first time in YEARS! Our youngest moved out recently, and it's just us this year to get our tree and house decked out for the holidays. No short order since I own about 15 totes FULL of vintage Christmas Decorations from the 1920's through the 1950's. Its fun each year to go through my treasures to see which lucky ones will get selected to be used and which ones will be safely stored away to wait their turn.

I love most things vintage, but vintage Christmas holds an extra special place in my heart. I love the soft, pop colors from the 50's especially. So when I craft for Christmas, vintage styles inspire me.

Clear Scraps introduced some new Chipboard Tags. The tags have an extra piece that can be embellished and added on top of the tag...

The 2 designs I used are Tag Present and Tag Holly Chipboard Embellishments.

Here are my finished tags...

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I started by printing out vintage Christmas sheet music scaled to the size of the tags. I printed them out on white cardstock, then whitewashed them to soften the design.

Clear Scraps Sanding Stick makes it easy to remove the excess paper from around the tag. I did line up the music with the left edge of the tag, you don't need to cover the shaped portion of the tag with the music paper. 

Then I painted the shaped portion with white paint.

For the embellishments, I inked the pieces brown, then backed them with white cardstock. Next, I used watercolors to color the designs.

Once everything was dry, it was time to embellish.

I added the ribbons and trim along the bottom of the tags, then adhered the embellishments, Next I used a bit of brown watercolor to distress the edges of the tag. When that dried, I added a little bling around the edges of the tags and to the areas I painted pink.

All that was left was to repunch the holes and tie them with ribbons and trim.

Here's some closeups of the details...

I like the color of chipboard, so I left the backs plain to add the "to:" and "from:". I think the tags are pretty enough to be hung on the tree after they have done their duty of identifying whose gift is whose. You could paint the back or cover it with cardstock if you like.

You can use all kinds of things for the embellishments, you could back them with foil, fill them in with glitter glue or maybe back them with different tone on tone printed papers.

Please come back soon and see what other Holiday inspiration the design team has to share with you!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Tag Present and Tag Holly Chipboard Embellishments and Sanding Stick

Other: Vintage Sheet Music, White Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clear Snap: ColorBox Palamino Dye-Stress Ink and Frost Smooch Glitz, Watercolors, Ribbons and Trims


Christmas Mini with Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer to share a fun Christmas mini book I created using using some of the new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes! Every year, I love making a book just for Christmas memories whether it be a "December Daily" of sorts or just something to jot down favorite traditions!  I began with the 5x7 Acrylic Tab Album as my base; a great classic! I lightly painted off white chalk paint around the edges of each page to give it a "snowy" effect. 

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The "star" of the front of my album is the new Gnome Chipboard Embellishment Shape.  I painted the chipboard first with red and black chalk paint.  Once my paint was dry, I added embossing ink followed by red embossing powder to to give my gnome some shine.  Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I backed patterned paper behind the nose and beard. 

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For my inside cover, I wanted a space for some journaling. I  added the new Bell Bulbs Chipboard Embellishment Shapes at the top (again using paint + embossing powder).

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Here, I utilized one of the 4x6 cards from the collection I used as an extra page in my book. I spruced up the tree with coordinating enamel dots as well as added die cut presents at the bottom. 

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On the back side, I left a slot for a photo or additional journaling. 

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For my next page, I cut a 3.75 x 12 inch piece of patterned paper. I scored at 6.25 and placed the fold at the top.   I adhered the Star Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape to the front with my Beacon Adhesive. 

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Here is a close up of what the inside of the page looks like. I added a journaling spot as well as an area for a photo. 

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I  know I'm becoming predictable in my mini albums but I love creating pocket pages!  Here, I  stitched a pocket using two pieces of patterned paper. I then added tags as well as 3x4 journaling cards. I  affixed one of the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment Shapes.

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Here is the partner in the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I backed this present with patterned paper before adhering to my page. 

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Here is a close up of the backside of the previous page: 

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I had found some old silver star overlay paper in my stash and decided to use it as an extra page. I layered fun ephemera around the Tag Holly Chipboard Embellishment Shape as shown. 

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On the backside, I  tried to "mirror" my embellishments using the Tag Mittens Chipboard Embellishment Shapes

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And here is my last page which is reserved for a fun photo! 

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I  covered the back of my album with a great candy cane pattern and added a circle journaling spot to add the date. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, enamel dots, die cut shapes, stickers, brads, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill;  adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger, Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  tiny stapler: Tim Holtz; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon


Let It Snow Acrylic Tag

Hi crafty friends! 

The Christmas season has arrived. I love making tags during the season, so join me as I make a mixed media tag today. 

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First, we will need one of the tags from the Acrylic Tag Album set. Once you have you chosen one, remove the protective backing from one side. This will be the side will be working on. Now grab your rub-ons and add those all over. Be sure to leave empty spaces throughout. 

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Now grab your ephemera pieces. I chose to use a mix of acetate images and flowers to embellish this tag. Layer those up to form a colorful base. 

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Do not hesitate to play with  height and/or hide parts of your elements. Once you have a base you are happy with, grab one of the Star Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments.

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I chose to use a distress oxide sprays to add a base layer of color. I then went in with red embossing powder and added splotches of color to add texture and interest. 

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Once that is completed, adhere your chipboard bulb to the tag. From there, layer on more elements. I chose to add heat to some of my acetate elements to add movement. This further added interest to the tag as each element was layered on.


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Now your tag is pretty much complete. To add sparkle, I used glitter paste. I also used art stones and thread to further embellish.


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I then went back in with a bling piece and a ribbon tie for the top of the tag. There you have it. 

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I think this tag is so beautiful. Layering elements is something that I have to continuously practice. There is no one way to go about it. Just find elements and a rhythm that works for you. 

 

Feel free to leave any questions or comments below. As always, happy crafting!

-- Natasha 


Christmas Tag Cards

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! The Christmas season will begin soon. I always want to start making my Christmas cards early, but that doesn't always happen. How about you? Today I have some easy Christmas cards you can make in no time. They feature Clear Scraps new chipboard tags!  I chose the Holly Chipboard embellishment Click here  and the Tag Present Chipboard embellishment Click here they the cutest?  

To begin our project I cut apart both tags and chipboard embellishments from the chipboard frame. (Save your outside frame for a future project) 

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I covered the small holly embellishment with Stickles Holly Glitter and the berries I used Stickles Candy Cane glitter. The present embellishment I covered with Stickles Gold glitter on the bow. And Copper glitter on the present. Set theses aside to dry. 

Take your tag pieces, and trace onto patterned paper, cut and mark and punch your holes using a paper punch. Then using Beacon glue, I adhered my papers to both tag surfaces. Trim away the excess paper from each tag using a x-acto knife. You can smooth away any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. The papers I chose are from Crate Paper "Hello Santa" collection. 

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The cards I'm using measure 6x6. But you can adjust this to any size cards you have in your crafty stash! My base papers measure 5 3/4 x 5 & 3/4 inches, leaving less than 1/4" white border all around. Glue your base papers onto your card surfaces.  I like to chose what sentiment and embellishments I want to use for decorating my card and plan my placement before gluing down. 

Santa card: Take your holly embellishment and lining up the edges on your tag. Then glue in place. I added some red enamel dots inside the holes on the berries. I fussy cut out this cute Santa and adhered on my tag using foam dots on the back. I added my sentiment along the top ND a white enamel dot over the hole on my sentiment title. Then using foam dots, I adhered December 25th ephemera piece!

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Present Tag card: I glued my present embellishment onto my tag just as we previously did on our Holly tag. Then glued my tag in the center of my card. I adhered a holly sticker over the hole on my chipboard tag. A Dazzle sticker Merry Christmas sentiment and Christmas tree sticker. I chose a sentiment and glued at the top of my card. I added some sticker Christmas trees on each side of my chipboard tag. To finish up my card, I adhered some sticker stars in scattered areas on my card.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial project and you'll start to make your own Christmas cards to send to a special friend or family! 

Here's some closeups for you!

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Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog!  Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all what's new including these Chipboard Tag Embellishments! Click here

Until next month, Happy Cardmaking!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, xaco knife, Distress tool, paper trimmer, scissors, Stickles glitter in Stardust, Copper, Holly. Gold and Candy Cane, enamel dots, foam dots, Crate Paper Hello Santa collection, 6x6 card bases


Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Family Traditions LO

Hello everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing

a little scrapbooking inspiration.  I've got a LO that

would be perfect for those Thanksgiving pictures

you are bound to have after spending the day with

family and friends.

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It's full of warm fall colors, and family togetherness.

The base is olive green cardstock, and I started

building the layers with one of the Clear Scraps

stencils that has quickly become a favorite!  It's

the 5x9 Leaf Stencil that I dabbed on using a soft

orange/yellow paint.  The stencil gives you 2 great

options to use on all sorts of projects in any season.

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After layering in some plaid patterned papers, it

was time to embellish.  I used a few stickers and

twine, and also grabbed some of the Clear Scraps

chipboard.  The Family Chipboard Word Title

is a perfect addition to sum up the LO idea.

It's painted with acrylic paint (same as the

leaves with the stencil) and then brushed

with some distress ink to make it pop a bit.

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The  Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment

was decorated by painting his beard with

gray acrylic paint, his little shoes black

(I used a brush for the detail work) and

then I cut a piece of paper in the shape of

of the nose and added paint and ink 'til

I got a look I liked.  While that dried, I

had already traced him onto some pretty

fall patterned scrapbook paper, so it was

time to fussy cut him out, then glue to the

front (hat) or back (beard) of the gnome.

I added a band and some stickers to the hat.

When I glued him to the page, I saved the

nose for last and added foam tape under to

give it some dimension.  Then a few more

stickers across the front and he was done!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  5x9 Leaf Stencil, Family Chipboard Word Title,

Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Collection paper and stickers,

acrylic paint--orange, yellow, gray, black, white, pink,

Walnut Stain Distress Ink, twine, glue, foam tape.


Be A Rainbow In Someone Else’s Cloud

Hey everybody it’s Tmika here with a quick post. Have you ever heard the saying, “ Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud“? This is a quote by Maya Angelo. It rings true in so many ways for me. I have a great friend circle which I am so very proud of. Whenever I am in need of a rainbow in my cloud, there’s always someone that I could find to be just that. Whether it’s a listening ear for a venting session or a chitchat, or a shoulder to cry on whether physically or virtually… I am grateful that I have people around me that I could count on.  In this instance, I’ve captured a photo between friends. The three of us have been friends for a very long time. From left to right, myself, Audrey and Sheryl. We met on YouTube and clicked instantly, as a larger group. Now our group has gotten smaller over the years… But that just means more love to go around. And these three amigos are sticking together!

Without going into too much detail, because this is not my story to share… I was able to be part of a rainbow that was in someone else’s cloud. I was so grateful that I was able to be there to give a physical hug, share tears and a few laughs along the way. So today I wanted to share with you guys the short story – a little bit of my life – and this beautiful layout that speaks volumes in and of itself. Let’s get into the details..

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This is a 12 x 12 page layout using Basil card stock. I’ve picked up glitter paper from DCWV  and cut them into rainbow strips using my Cameo. I shortened the strip on the right side in order to present my focal piece. My cloud! This is the Cloud Mini Shaker Shape that I added a beautiful sequin mix to. I painted the outside white with acrylic paint and then went over that with glitter.  Because when you are a rainbow you have to shine, right? 

I didn’t want to overcrowd the layout, inadvertently I think I did though… Just because I’m me 🤷🏽‍♀️ I added some of the sequin to my rainbows. Oh, did I mention that I stitched the rainbows on to the layout? No? I stitched the rainbows together on the layout with my sewing machine. In case I hadn’t mentioned it…

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 I also typed out the sentiment with some gold mirror paper and laid that out on the side. I used some ephemera from my Maggie Holmes ephemera box. It’s a mix of different collections so I couldn’t pinpoint what belongs to which.  

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I drew an outline with a fine tip pen around the border of the layout. I did distress the edges to add some distinction between the two base pages. 

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Finally I added some little page flags in the upper right hand corner to fill some of the negative space. 

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I felt that I should make the photo black &white because that reads as raw.. which is the emotion 

Im trying to evoke in this layout and post. I hope I have captured that.

I hope you like what I created and I also hope that you have a friend circle that you can count on and or lean on. In addition to that, I hope you are a part of a friend circle or someone can count on and or lean on you. Until next time…

 

virtual hugs,

Tmika


Fall Large Milk Can Shiplap Shape

Hello crafters!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a project I created using some of Clear Scraps fun Shiplap Shapes!  If you have not had a chance to create with these, you must try them!  There are large and small sizes with a variety of shapes!  I used the Large Milk Can Shiplap Shape as the base of today's project! 

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I began by giving the front of my Shiplap shape a light coat of white acrylic paint. I didn't worry about full coverage. 

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Next, I took a tea light candle and rubbed wax over the surface of the wood.  (be sure your paint is dry before doing so) Taking orange chalk paint, I applied in sections and scraped off with a scraper (I forgot to take a photo of this step) 

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I purchased a 7 inch Embroidery Hoop at a local craft store.  Using brown acrylic paint with water and applied to the front and sides of the hoop. I wanted to give it a stained look.

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Next using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied patterned paper to the middle third of my shape.  I trimmed the excess with my x-acto knife and a healing mat. 

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I set aside my Milk Can and painted the Small Cow Head Shiplap Shape with white acrylic paint. I  then sanded the edges with sanding paper to give it a distressed look. 

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I cut a sentiment on my Silhouette using black vinyl and applied it to the front of my Cow Head

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Using a hot glue gun, I affixed my floral pieces and ribbon to the embroidery hoop.  

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Next, I affixed my Cow Head to the left side of the embroidery hoop again with my hot glue gun. 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard heart sticker: Simple Stories;  adhesive: Beacon, hot glue gun; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ribbon:  May Arts, Recollection;  vinyl, transfer tape: Cricut; Die Cut Machine: Silhouette; misc: floral pieces, jute, embroidery hoop, tea light candle


Clear Scraps--Wood & Chipboard Shapes--Pumpkin Patch Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you here today to share a

little fall/thanksgiving decor with you!

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This starts with a great basic--the Clear Scraps Wood Shapes.

The best part is, the 2 types I've used here come in THREE

packs!  You can make 3 different projects using these

together to create, or you could use them individually

as well!   These would make such awesome gifts--how

about a hostess gift if you are heading to Thanksgiving

at a friend's or family member's house?!!

I've used the Wood Deco 3 Pack,

Clear Scraps Deco Wood Shape

and the Wood Rectangle 3 Pack for this project.

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The are both traced/cut out out from pretty

patterned paper and then glued down to cover the

wood pieces.  You can paint them or stain them,

or--whatever you'd like to do.  Part of the creative fun!

Next thing, I brushed the edges with some distress ink.

I kept it super simple for this project.  Just a couple of

journal cards, stickers, and enamel dots  from a collection

kit, and then the embellishments from Clear Scraps,

the Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishments, and the

Stack Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishments.  I cut out

pieces of patterned paper to glue onto the back of the

pumpkins to give them a pop of color.  The front

of these pieces was painted with orange and green

acrylic paint.  It give a nice frame to the multi-

color papers behind them. 

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They make a great focal point for this project and so super

simple to create!  Love making home decor whether it's

for decorating my own home, or for gifting to friends and family!

 

If you check out the Clear Scraps store you'll find these

and oh so many other options to make some great gifts

for the upcoming holiday season!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Deco 3 Pack, Wood Rectangle 3 Pack,

Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishments,

Stack Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Collection,

Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Orange and Green

Acrylic Paint, enamel dots, glue.


Give Thanks Memorydex Card

Hi crafty friends!

 

Today I am sharing a a beautiful pink autumn memorydex card. If you are not aware of what a memorydex card is, it is basically an updated version of a roladex used for memory keeping. It also serves as a way to share your art with someone else. You can add a message, photo, or journaling to the back. 

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My memorydex card features gold stitching and tons of layering. I used the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment and the 4x6 Plaid Stencil  for this projects. Once I layered my base papers for the memorydex, I used the Plaid Stencil to add some texture using modeling paste. While that dried, I covered one of the Fancy Butterflies with nuvo drops. 

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Once everything was dried, I added a little color to the areas that were stenciled and then began layering all of elements. I treated this memorydex card just as I would have a regulars A2 or Slimline greeting card that I create. Finally I went back in and added some shimmer and small details.

 

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Now my memorydex card  is complete. I think I will send this to crafty friend to show have grateful and thankful I am for them in this season.

If you choose to recreate this project, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,

Natasha

 


Gather Tall Pumpkin Pallet

Hola!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with a project I'd like to show you.

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving will be here in a little more than a WEEK! Are you ready? Got your menu and shopping list done? Working on getting your home ready for company? "Company clean" always instills a certain panic in me ;)

How about fall decor? Is your home all decked out in autumn finery? If you could use just a little more fall crafting take a look at this...

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I used the Tall Pumpkin Wood Pallet Shape and Gather XL Script Wood Word to make it.

I like the color aqua and I've noticed that lots of fall decor is incorporating the color. The accent walls in my living room are painted in several shades of aqua. I used some paint that closely matches the colors in the room as the base for the pumpkin so it would coordinate. Not all pumpkins have to be orange do they?

Once the pumpkin had been painted, I added accents of orange and brown and blended them in with a bit more aqua to create a distressed look.

The Gather Wood Word was painted with a brownish orange paint and distressed with brown paint applied with a dry brush.

I adhered the word to the lower portion of the pumpkin...

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then tied a burlap ribbon bow and some fall foliage around the stem of the pumpkin...

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I haven't decided if I'll put this on display on my buffet table or hang it on my door on Thanksgiving. I actually have a wreath hanger on the inside and outside of my front door, so I'm thinking this would be perfect to decorate the inside side of my door.

Thanks for joining us here on the Clear Scraps Blog, please come back soon.

Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Tall Pumpkin Wood Pallet Shape and Gather XL Script Wood Word

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Aqua, Orange and Brown Paint, Burlap Ribbon and Fall Floral Spray

 


Turkey Jar Mini Shaker

Hello everyone!  Does it seem like Thanksgiving comes faster every year?  I know it sounds cliche' but it seems to be true!  It's Maureen with you today and I decided since Thanksgiving is coming fast, I should figure out a quick project that you could do in one sitting.  It's a turkey magnet!

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Now you may remember...I made one last year too!  I'm pretty particular to turkey art, ha ha ha.  I have a collection of these on my fridge.  This one is using the Mason Jar Mini Shaker and it's an adorable idea, whether you create it with your kids or simply to give away to a dinner host for the holidays.

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I've started with a base of kraft paper cut in the shape of the jar.  Then, taking some brown Distress ink, I'm stenciling on a pattern with the Houndstooth 6" Masking Stencil.  This gives it adorable texture without going overboard on a paper pattern and it's one of my favorite stencils.

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Glue the base on to the bottom piece of the shaker, and then apply 2 of the border pieces.  Then, I've filled the shaker using the Fall Sequins mix.  This is one of my go-to color combos...I use it all the time!

Using a dryer sheet, I like to rub the inside of my acrylic piece to eliminate static before I glue it over the sequins.  Note - make sure you take off the protective liner on both sides too.

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Now, for the top border, I am using a brown permanent marker.  This is a fast way to get to color without the mess of paint, and the chipboard takes the color well.  Glue this on to the very top.

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It's time to "dress your turkey."  Ha ha ha!  I'm using a die cut for a Thanksgiving hat from my stash and adding it to the top of my shaker.  You could cut this in either paper, like me, or in felt!  The front face pieces are also die cuts.  I've used a heart for the beak and, you guessed it, a candy cane for the wattle!  Really!!

My eyes are another die cut which is simply a zig zag pattern cut up to look like eyelashes.  And don't forget a cute little bow!

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Now, if you wanted to use this as a magnet, here is a picture of how I would assemble the back.  Glue the feathers down first, trimming off any bulky tips.  Then, take a sheet of magnet paper from any craft store and glue it over the feathers.  Given the weight, make sure you have enough magnet to hold it up!

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And you are finished...whether you have kids who would like to make these, or even if you're a kid at heart - this project is for everyone!  I hope you will give this a try.  Come see us on the Clear Scraps Pinterest board for more ideas like this for the holidays!  

Maureen

Additional supplies:  kraft paper, Vintage Brown Distress Ink, brown Sharpie, tacky glue, assorted feathers, plaid card stock (beak and buckle), red card stock (wattle), black card stock (eyes) brown card stock (hat) die cuts in a heart, candy cane, zig zag and hat shape, red bow sticker

 

 

 


Ahh Autumn Home Decor Project

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! Autumn is a season full of color! I love creating my own home decor pieces to display in my home. Clear Scraps has a awesome variety of products to help you create that one of a kind piece you can cherish for years to come.

For Today's project I'm using a variety of different Clear Scraps products, including one of the new Shiplap Small shape Circle Click here

Clear Scraps Wood Deco Shape Click here 

Clear Scraps mini shaker-Circle Click here and Fall sequins Click here 

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The papers I chose to use are Graphic45 Fashion Forward collection, 12x12 October and November papers. I traced around my Wood Deco Shape onto the "B" side of the October paper. Cut it out and using Beacon glue I adhered this paper onto my wood shape. Then using my x-acto knife I trimmed away any excess paper. Then with a Distress or sanding tool, I smoothed any rough edges. 

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Take your Clear Scraps Shiplap Circle-small I whitewashed some Chalk Paint "Milk Jug " using a paintbrush. Then I applied some Orange Spice paint over top in the same whitewash technique as before. Set aside to dry throughly. 

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Now remove your shaker pieces from your package. Take your bottom shaker piece and trace onto patterned paper. I chose "You are a Classic " journal card.  Cut and glue your paper onto your bottom piece. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Then smooth any rough edges as we did with our Deco piece.

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Taking your top shaker piece, I applied some "Fire Opal" glitter over the surface. Shake off any excess glitter and set aside to dry. Once it fully dries, I glued my next two chipboard layers over top of my bottom shaker piece. Now add any shaker filler of your choice, I chose these pretty Fall sequins from Clear Scraps. Click here

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Then take your acrylic piece, peel the protective film off both sides before gluing down. Add your top shaker glitter piece on top. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking! 

I added some foam dots to the back of my Shiplap shape and shaker, before adhering in the center of my  wood Deco piece. This adds some dimension to my project. 

Now the fun part of decorating your piece! I cut out some sentiments, diecut some foliage pieces, and Prima flowers! I arrange my pieces and make sure of their placement before gluing onto my design piece. 

To finish off my design, I applied some Graphic45 Matte Pearl gems on all 4 sides of my wood Deco Shape. I also glued some Orange/silver tinsel around the edges of my Deco Shape. Then add a metal hanger or some ribbon to the back for hanging. 

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Here are some closeups!

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Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! I hope you will share your fall projects you create. If you chose to create this project, I'd love to see how it turned out. So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Be sure to check out all the new products Clear Scraps has to offer. Click here

Until next time,  Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue,  scissors, Martha Stewart Fire Opal glitter, Prima flowers, Sheena Douglas Foliage dies, orange tinsel, foam dots, Distress tool or sanding tool, xaco knife, G45 Fashion Forward collection, G45 Matte Pearl gems 

 


Ribbon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! It is Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using the Ribbon Mini Shaker Shape!  November is lung cancer awareness month so I thought I would use the shaker for a page all about my sweet angel mother.  My mom passed away from lung cancer a little over 13 years ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her dearly.  I think creating pages such as these are therapeutic and healing.  

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After adhering my background paper down, I used the 5x9 Circle Dots Patterns Stencil with three coordinating Distress Oxide Inks.  I blended my inks around where I  would place my photo. 

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I set my page aside to work on my Mini Shaker Shape.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker.  I trimmed away excess paper with scissors as well as used my sanding stick to smooth the edges. 

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For the top and two insides frames, I painted them with white acrylic paint as shown.  I  chose white because it is the ribbon color for lung cancer awareness. 

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I added small beaded sequins to the inside of my shaker after adhering my two center frames. I then adhered the acrylic overlay and clipped my pieces together while the adhesive dried. 

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I then adhered the top frame and added a sentiment die cut shape to the center.   You can also see a small wood heart I added as well. 

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Along the border of my two patterns,  I layered stickers, die cuts, and hand punched circles using foam dots on some of the elements. 

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Here is a close up of the Distress Oxide Ink with the stencil along with some of the embellishments mixed in. 

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As I get older, the less I like my handwriting! So, I decided to type out my journaling on my typewriter and white cardstock. I adhered each piece with my Beacon 3-in-1. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! I  hope this inspires you to create a layout about one of your loved ones that you have lost. 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, washi tape:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive:  Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollections; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; blending brushes: Taylored Expressions; typewriter: Brother; spray ink:  October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, vellum


Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--31 Spooky Reasons LO

Hi there everyone!!  Do you have some spooktacular pictures

to scrap from Halloween?  Some adorable pumpkin patch,

trick or treating, or Halloween party pics?   I've got some

inspiration to get you started today!

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This LO was created using the adorable Clear Scraps

Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts!  There is also a bat

version of this circle shaker:

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These are so easy and fun to make and they add

a lot to a scrapbook page--including movement,

when you add your filler to the shaker piece!

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This shaker was painted with black acrylic paint for the

frame, I used a brush to go in and paint the ghosts with

white acrylic paint, and then after they dried, I brushed a

 little gray distress ink onto the ghosts.   The background

came from tracing the solid circle back onto patterned

paper and gluing it down to that back layer.  Then the

frame pieces were layered on, gluing as you go, then

add the filler/sequins before you get to the acrylic layer. 

In this case it was the Clear Scraps Spooky Sequins mix. 

If you'd like to see all the super cute options in the

Clear Scraps store, check them all out HERE.

After the sequins are in, then you can glue down

the acrylic layer.  Remember that you need to peel

off the protective film on BOTH sides of this acrylic

piece.  It's a great feature that protects the acrylic

until you are ready to complete your project!

Final step is the painted frame over the acrylic

layer.  It's so fun and easy to make these and

they add so much to the page!

 

If you want to check out ALL of the shaker

options available in the Clear Scraps store,

you can find everything HERE.  There is

a mini shaker for almost every occasion!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts,

Spooky Sequins Mix.

Other:  PhotoPlay Paper Fright Night collection,

black and white acrylic paint, Hickory Smoke

distress ink, foam tape, glue.