Embellishments

Enchanted Fairies Chipboard Tab Album

Hello Craft Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here are some closeups:

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

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

Dana 

Other Supplies Used:

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


Life is Better on the Farm

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today with a Farm styled Home Decor project to share. These new Shiplap shapes from Clear Scraps come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and they are ready to decorate to match any decor! For my project today,  we'll be using the Clear Scraps Square Shiplap shape- Large Click here and the Clear Scraps Chicken Shiplap Small shape Click here

We also will be using Clear Scraps new mini cloud shaker! Click here

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To begin,  I took some acrylic paint "Wicker white" and using a paintbrush, I white washed the paint over the square Shiplap surface leaving some of wood showing through. Then I took some light blue acrylic paint and white washed this over the surface to create a look that resembles the sky. Set aside to dry. 

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Take your Chicken Shiplap Small shape out of your package. I traced around my shape onto one of the patterned papers from Echo Park's "Farmhouse Kitchen. I cut out along the edge, glued my paper to the front of my Shiplap Chicken shape, using Beacon glue. Then with my xaco knife, I trimmed around my shape removing any excess paper. Then Distressed around the edges till smooth with my Distress tool. Then I took some Distress Ink "Gathered Twigs" and inked around the edges of my chicken shape. I glued a black round disk for the eye on my chickens head. I also painted my chickens feet with a black paint pen. Set aside for now.

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Shaker: Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Take your top shaker piece and using a sponge brush, I dipped my sponge into some the white and light blue acrylic paint, using a light pouncing motion, apply your paint over your top shaker piece. 

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Then with a small paintbrush, paint around the sides of all your chipboard shaker pieces. Let dry.

Take your bottom shaker piece and trace around your shape onto some white card stock paper.  Cut out and glue on top of your bottom piece. Trim away any excess paper using your x-acto knife. Smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool. Then I glued one of the stickers from my Echo park "Fun on the Farm" collection.

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Then glue your next 2 chipboard shaker pieces on top of your bottom piece. Add any shaker filler you prefer. Then remember to peel off the protective film on both sides of the acrylic shaker piece before gluing in place. Add your top shaker piece and set aside to dry. Do not shake until throughly dry or your filler will stick to the sides. I added another bee sticker on the top of my cloud!

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Now we're ready to decorate and glue all your pieces in place. I like to add a variety of different embellishments and sentiments. Don't glue them down until you are happy with their placement. 

I added foam tape to the back of my chicken shape and adhered on the bottom of my Shiplap square shape. Using foam dots I added a sentiment from my ephemera pack in the center of my chicken's body. 

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At the top I took some jute cord and tied a knot on each end. Glue each end down onto my wood surface. Then I applied some foam dots to the back of my FARM sentiment letters, from my ephemera pack, then glued in place on top of my jute cord. 

Here's a closeup:

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I cut out one of the 4x6 Journaling cards from the paper pack and glued on the left side of my wood shape. Adding some foam dots on the back of my tree sticker, I adhered it over the duplicate image on my Journaling card. This adds nice dimension. In my craft stash, I adhered some Farm animals 3D stickers around my journal card and on the bottom left side of my wood surface. I also adhered some of the grass stickers around the farm animals feet and also my chickens feet. 

To finish, I adhered my mini shaker cloud at the top right of my square Shiplap surface. Then with foam dots, I added another sentiment piece above my chicken. You can add a metal hanger on the back or even some jute cord and it's ready to hang!

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Here's another closeup!

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I hope you enjoyed this project today and I have inspired you to create your own Home Decor piece! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website to see all the new products that are available for purchase! Click here

Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Remember to share your crafty makes on our Facebook Creative page! We love to see what you create!

Until next time we meet, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen collection and Fun on the Farm collection, Plaid Wicker white paint, light blue acrylic paint, foam tape and foam dots, Beacon glue, sponge brush, small paintbrush, Distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, black round disk, jute cord, x-aco knife, white card stock, Jolee's "Petting zoo" stickers.

 

 


Wings Chipboard Embellishment Shapes Layout

Hello crafty friends and happy Monday!  It is Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using some Clear Scraps goodies! And I'm going to show you my easy techniques that you can recreate on your own pages!  

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I started with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock as my background and lined up approximately where I would adhere my photo.  

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I then secured the 5x9 Geo Burst Stencil with washi tape to my cardstock.  Using blending brushes and Distress Oxide Inks in pink and green, I added color to my background around my photo as well as under my top border.

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Here is a close up of the end result!  I did not worry about it being perfect as I knew some of the ink would be covered by my photo or paper.  

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I set aside my layout to work on my embellishments.  Using white acrylic paint, I added a thin coat the Wings Chipboard Embellishment (I only used one out of the set).  Once my paint was dry, I added a light coat of crackle effect and allowed ample drying time. 

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Once the crackle was dry, I painted my wings with chalk paint in pink.

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I then adhered my Chipboard Embellishment using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it works great and dries quick! 

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I added and layered smaller embellishments under and over my photo.  I also like to use foam dots to pop up my embellishments for extra dimension. 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, foam words/stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L;  paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; crackle effect: Martha Stewart Crafts; Distress Oxide Inks, pigment ink: Ranger;   date stamp: Heidi Swapp; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Red, White and Blue Candle Ring

What kinds of decorations do you put on your table?  Do you love to decorate a table for the season like I do?  Hi everyone - it's Maureen!  Today I wanted to show you a centerpiece idea that you can use for your Summer entertaining.

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This year I've decorated my dining room in red, white and blue.  There are so many patriotic holidays that come in the Summer, and this color scheme works well all the way through Labor Day.  I was excited to incorporate some of the Clear Scraps goodies in my display this year!

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I'm starting with a basic cardboard circle, with the middle cut out.  This one I bought on Amazon, as it has an adhesive backing to it and is great for crafts, but you can cut your own.  This one is about 9" in diameter.  I've set out to wrap this with a white cord I purchased at a craft store.

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As I wrap the wreath, I am securing pieces with a hot glue gun.  Even though the wreath is adhesive, this will hold up year after year.  When the wreath is completely covered, I secure the end with more hot glue.

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Next, I'm taking the Award Ribbon Mini Shaker and choosing some beautiful Americana paper to back it with.  I've traced it around the base of the shaker, then cut it out.  As I apply the other layers with tacky glue, I'm also going to fill this shaker with an assortment of Lovely Pink and White Sequins from Clear Scraps and added a few blue stars I had in my stash.  I've painted the top trim blue, then glued all the layers together.

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While this is drying, I've also selected the Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishments to fill in my ring.  I've painted the open stars in blue and the closed stars in red.  Then, taking a die cut in a similar size, I've cut more of the cute Americana paper and glued the blue stars down on top.  For the red stars, I'm attaching some wooden buttons.

Now, I've got some leftover wired ribbon in my stash, so it was a great opportunity to use it up!  I've picked a navy blue and a red/white striped pattern, and laid one over the other.  I tie it into a simple bow, then turn the ribbon so that all the patterns are facing up.  Trim off the ends to a length you desire.

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This bow is attached to the ring with some floral wire.  I inserted the wire through the bow and again through the back of the ring.  Twist the wire until it lays flat and then cut off the ends.

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It's time to attach my embellishments!  I've chosen another sentiment from the same Americana paper pad and glued it to the front of my award ribbon shaker.  I've also cut out a couple pinwheels from a die cut I own and assembled those too.  All the items are glued on with some hot glue, and then left to sit until they are secure.  And now it's time to put it around my candle!

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When the patriotic holidays are over, this ring stores nice and flat in a storage box.  But, it won't be long before I'd be able to get it out again for, say, Veteran's Day too!  What other ideas could you create using the Clear Scraps Embellishments and Shakers??

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I hope you've been inspired to try something new on your table this season.  As always, it's been great to create with you today - see you next time!

Maureen

Additional tools:  cardboard circle wreath, white rope, hot glue gun, Americana Paper Pad (from Joanns), red/blue acrylic paint, wooden buttons, star sequins, red/white striped ribbon, blue wired ribbon.

 


Vintage Chipboard Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Today I have a vintage style mini album. I love vintage style and have so many old photos that match perfectly with this album. 

For our project we will be be Clear Scraps Regular chipboard album.  Click here 

The papers I chose are from Blue Fern "Life's Vignettes." 

To begin our project,  I covered all my album pages with different coordinating papers from this paper collection. All papers will measure 5x7 inches. I recommend using Beacon glue. It creates a strong bond when working with chipboard. 

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Set your album aside for now. We will work on a border piece next. I chose Clear Scraps Fancy Chipboard border Click here I think these borders add such a nice touch and there are so many different styles to chose from. Using Vintage White acrylic paint I applied the paint to  both the front, back and along the sides of my border. Let dry. Then I inked around the edges of my border using Distress Ink. I added a few gems to my flower centers on my border piece on both sides. Don't forget to mark and punch two holes on the left side of your border piece. 

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Now we can decorate the front cover of this album. I fussy cut a floral piece from one of the scrap pieces, added Distress Ink around the edges before adhering to the right corner of my album, using foam dots. I also fussy cut a pretty butterfly, bent the wings slightly and adding some Beacon glue in the middle I adhered below my floral piece. I also glued a cute vintage girl along the bottom edge of my album cover!

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For the back cover I chose to not to add anything. I just couldn't cover this cute paper with the little vintage boy! But of course you could decorate if you prefer. 

Page 2:  I fussy cut out a bow and added some foam dots to the back and adhered at the top of my page. I applied some Stickles glitter to acouple Butterflies wings. 

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Set your album aside for now. Next we will be applying some rust pastes to our Clear Scraps Cog gears chipboard embellishments pieces Click here 

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I had two of these Cog Gears leftover from a previous project. Cut them apart and save the outer frame piece. We will be using this piece later.  I love using these chipboard gears on Vintage or Steampunk projects! I applied the rust paste in gold and brown layering on top of each other. I think this adds such a rusty effect that I love! Let dry. 

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Next I fussy cut out some more pieces from my Journaling cards and scrap papers from this collection. I inked all pieces with Distress Ink. I chose a vintage photo to use on page 3. I cut apart one of my Journaling cards into 2 pieces. I adhered one at the top of my photo and one at the bottom.

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 Then I took a piece of cardboard and glued to the back side of my photo, 

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 I adhered this centered on the left side of the page. This adds dimension. I adhered a butterfly, on the right side of my photo then using a tiny clip I added a sentiment at the top! I glued the smaller Cog gear to another sentiment piece from the ephemera pack, and adhered below my photo and finished this page with a vintage button at the top!

Page 4: I chose another photo and adhered at the top of my page and a butterfly on the right. I cut a piece of a filmstrip from Tim holtz idea-ology and glued across the top portion of my photo! I glued my larger Cog gear at the bottom and glued a metal wheel on top!

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Page 5: I cut a piece of paper measuring 3 &1/2 inches x 6 & 1/2. I scored 1/2 inch on the left, and adhered as a flip page. I added another photo in the center of my page. I cut out a stamp with the butterfly on it, inked my edges and adhered using foam dots towards the top. I tore another small piece of paper, inked along the edges and glued along the bottom of my page, slightly over my photo bottom edge.

Last page: take your leftover chipboard frame piece, cut apart and mighterd my corners to fit around the edge of my photo. I took some Pebeo Renaissance Gold wax and rubbed over the top of my chipboard frame pieces, using my finger. Alittle wax goes along way. After the wax is dry I adhered my pieces around my photo. Added another sentiment and flower piece and adhered at the top of my photo frame. To finish I added some sticker numerals to mark the year this photo was taken.

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Now you can add acouple metal rings through the holes of your album pages. You could tie ribbon onto your rings if you like. 

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Here are some closeups!

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I hope this project has inspired you to gather some vintage photos and start creating an album that will last a lifetime!

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies! Be sure to check out all the new products available!

Until next time,  Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Paper Trimmer, Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs and Rusty Hinge, Blue Fern Life's Vignettes paper Collection, Pebeo Renaissance Gold wax, Prima Patina Effects paste in Brass,  Gold and Brown Rust pastes, small scissors, gems, Foam dots, Beacon glue, Tim Holtz idea-ology film strip and tiny clips.

 


Envelope Mixed Album

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the new mini albums that were recently released!  There are four designs to choose from that come in either chipboard or mixed (chipboard + acrylic).  Today, I'm sharing the Envelope Mixed Album in which I used a wedding theme! Summer seems to be the time when most weddings occur and thought this would be the perfect album to use! 

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I began by painting the three chipboard pages with black acrylic paint.  I covered the "flap" of the envelope completely while only painted the edges on the two book pages.  I knew I  would be using patterned paper to cover the majority of the inside of the book. 

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For the front of the flap, I cut two different patterns into a triangular pattern and stitched together before adhering.  I  then added in embellishments  such as die cuts, stickers, and enamel dots. 

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My first page is acrylic which I covered the majority in patterned paper. I  found that using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive works best with the Clear Scraps acrylic and and chipboard as it does not warp your product.  

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I used one of the Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shapes as a focal point on my first page.  To color my Embellishment Shape, I actually used gold spray paint!  It's difficult to see in the photo the glitter in the gold paint. 

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Here is a the back of the previous page which I  tried to "line" up to meet the elements of the opposite side.  I found using space for 3x5 or 4x4 photos worked best.  

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Here, I used two different size of square photo mats followed by adding die cuts and stickers.  

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For this page, I did mat a 4x6 piece of cardstock onto two different patterned papers.  

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You can mix and match sizes of photos to fit whatever your needs are!  I left my photo spaces blank because I plan on giving this as a gift to a family member this summer! 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt, Krylon;  ribbon: Snug Hug; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings


Gather The Ones You Love

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm back to share my Home Decor project featuring one of the new Clear Scraps Shiplap shapes! I just love them all! They are a must have for creating home decor projects! 

For today's project, we'll be using Clear Scraps Shiplap Large house Click here and Clear Scraps chipboard mixed fancy windows Click here

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To begin our project,  I'm using Carta Bella Flower Garden papers to decorate my Shiplap house. I chose 2 coordinating patterned papers from the collection, measuring each wood section of my house and adhering my papers using Beacon glue. The bottom section measures 10 & 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches. The middle section measures 10 & 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches. The other sections I traced around each and cut out and trimmed any excess paper away using my x-acto knife. I inked my papers using Distress Ink-Rusty Hinge before adhering onto my wood surface.  Using my Distress tool, I smoothed out any rough edges. 

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Now take your chipboard windows and cut away the smaller window shape ( save the other window for a future project) with my finger I rubbed some Spectrum Noir Bronze wax over the top surface of my window. This adds a nice shimmer.

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Next I cut out a window pane piece from one of my Journaling cards and adhered to the back of my window. Then adhere your window onto the top roof portion of your house, using Beacon glue. I added a Pearl Brad to the top portion of my window. I fuzzy cut out a pot of flowers from one of my ephemera pieces from this collection. I addsome pop dots to the back of the flower pot and adhered to the right side of my window. I adhered a Hello sentiment on the chimney portion of my house, using foam dots! 

Some photos for you!

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Now the fun part of decorating your house! I like to add a variety different embellishments! I adhered a Hello Sunshine sentiment with foam dots and several butterfly stickers. 

The middle section I added an additional sentiment and a chipboard sticker Garden hat at the top of my sentiment. Then a few Pearl Brads on the left side. 

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To finish this project, I added some pretty Prima flowers and Luna paste to add some glittery touches to my flower petals!

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Then using my hot glue gun, I adhered a metal hanger to the back of my Shiplap house! Now it's ready to hang on your wall! 

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I hope I've inspired you today! Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to share your projects with us on our Facebook Creative page! We love to see all your crafty makes! Visit the Clear Scraps website Click here to see all the newest products available to purchase!

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, Distress tool, x-acto knife, Spectrum Noir Bronze wax, Carta Bella Flower Garden papers, Brads and ephemera, and stickers, Prima flowers, Luna paste- Moonlight Pearl 


Fancy Gate Chipboard Card

HiYa!

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

Clear Scraps has a bunch of chipboard embellies that you can use on cards, mini albums, scrapbook layouts, home decor and MORE! They come in a variety of themes and styles so it's easy to find just the right thing to set off your design.

I used the Fancy Gate Chipboard Embellishment on this card...

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I wanted the gate to have a distressed gray color and thought at first I'd paint it or ink it. But I had a chalk writer out and thought I'd try it on the chipboard. It gave me the exact look I had in mind.

First I rubbed the chalk all over the design, then used my finger to lightly blend and soften the chalk...

 

I picked out 2 printed papers to use behind the gate. I traced around the design on the backs of the papers. Then cut out the pieces and adhered them to the back of the gate...

I made a card from cream cardstock and adhered printed papers to the top and bottom of the card, then adhered the gate to the card front...

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For the sentiment, I cut a design out of printed paper, then adhered it to the lower right corner of the card...

In just a few minutes and in just a few steps, I had my card all finished and ready to send!

Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments can help you create a special handmade card for any occasion. Snail mail doesn't get used very much, why not make a card and sent it to a friend or family member to let them know you are thinking about them.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Fancy Gate Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Simple Stories: Paper, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Dollar Store: Chalk Writer and Cream Cardstock


Small Mason Jar Shiplap Shape

Hello crafty friends!  It is Jennifer here to share another one of the fun Shiplap Shapes with you! If you loved the DIY Pallet Shapes, then you will adore these!  Shiplap Shapes come in small and large sizes and there are nine different designs.  Today, I'm sharing the Large Mason Jar Shiplap Shape that I used to create a summer themed home decor project! 

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Using chalk in in light blue, I applied a thin coat to the front of my Shiplap Shape.  I did not worry if some of the wood was showing through the paint as I wanted a bit of a distressed look. 

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I taped off the "top" of the Mason Jar with painters tape and applied grey chalk paint as shown.  After my paint was dry, I lightly sanded the front of my Shiplap Shape. 

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Next, I secured my 12 Inch Spiral Mascil to the front of my Shape and blended Distress Oxide Ink in Fossilized Amber into the wood. 

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Here is a close up of the end result of the Distress Ink + wood.  Again, I did not worry about my ink being perfect. 

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For my focal point, I used the Bee Hive Mini Shaker Shape.  I painted the front chipboard frame using off-white chalk paint. I also painted the outside and inside edges of the two middle frames. 

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I filled the spaces of my shaker with different colors of chunky glitter.  

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And here is the Shaker on my Shiplap Shape!  I added some die cut shapes to the front for accent.  I also adhered patterned paper to the middle third of my Mason Jar for added color. 

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Here, I used a die cut word with foam tape to give a title to my project. I also added smaller die cuts 

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I had originally planned on adding another Mini Shaker here but thought it overwhelmed the space. So, I opted for embellishments from the collection I used. 

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Thanks for stopping by today! You can find all of the new Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, foam stickers, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; journaling pen: American Crafts; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; chunky glitter: Recollections; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool, healing mat, twine. 


Gnome For Christmas!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a super fun gnome-themed Christmas home decor piece featuring the Medium House DIY Pallet Shape and Mini Shaker Gnome! The pallet shapes and mini shakers are so much fun to play with!

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I covered the three sections of the Medium House DIY Pallet Shape with coordinating Christmas patterned papers, inked the edges of the sections with white pigment ink, and added a 3mm pink pearl bling strip to the roof outline. I stamped a sentiment in green ink and die cut it with a sentiment strip die, and adhered it to the roof section.

Next, I die cut two trees from dark aqua cardstock and adhered the outlines to the left of the house. I die cut the two trees once more from light aqua cardstock and adhered the negative space pieces on the tree outlines on the house.

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Turning my attention to the Mini Shaker Gnome, I colored his hat and robe with alcohol markers and sponged white pigment ink on his beard. I added accents to his beard with an alcohol marker, added accents to his hat with an acrylic paint pen, and covered his shoes with light aqua cardstock. I assembled the shaker from the bottom up, adhering the two bottom chipboard forms and then adding 3mm clear droplets to the shaker compartments. I adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed from both sides) and then adhered the front chipboard form. I clamped the shaker for about 10-15 minutes to be sure the layers adhered well, and adhered the gnome beside the trees.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Medium House DIY Pallet Shape
Mini Shaker Gnome

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned paper, rubber stamp, white and aqua inks, alcohol markers, dies, die cutting machine, glue, brayer, stamp positioner, clear droplets, pearl bling strip

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


You're Invited

 Hello, it's Sandy Diller here today with a fun and easy party invitation.  With such great products from Clear Scraps it's easy to whip up a card in no time.  By using the 6" Party Stencil and some colorful paints along with the Surprise Chipboard Word Title you are good to go.  All that's left is to add the details on the inside.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sandy 


America the Beautiful

Hi there Craft Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with another Home Decor project to celebrate 4th of July! I love to decorate my home for every holiday or season!

Today we'll be using Clear Scraps WoodStars 3 pack Click here  (such a great value) and Clear Scraps Star shaker! Click here  The papers I chose are from Frank Garcia's "Americana" paper collection. I love the vintage style papers.

To begin our project, I traced around my wood Star piece with my pencil. Cut out and using Beacon glue, I adhered my patterned paper to the front of my wood Star shape. Then using I trimmed away any excess paper, using my x-acto knife. Then using a Distress tool, I smoothed all around the edges of my Star shape.

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Next take out your shaker pieces and taking your bottom shaker piece, I traced around my Star shape with my pencil onto another patterned paper. Glue your paper onto your bottom piece. Trim and Distress along the edges, as we did previously with our wood Star shape. Take your top shaker piece and decorate with paint, or as I did using red glitter. Set this aside to dry.

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Now glue the next two bottom chipboard shaker pieces on the bottom shaker piece. Fill the inside with any shaker filler you prefer. I cut acouple blue stars from my paper sheet and added them inside my shaker. Now taking the acrylic shaker piece, peel off the protective film from both sides before gluing on top of the previous layer. To finish I glued the top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking! After your shaker has dried, I painted around the sides of my shaker with some red acrylic paint. Let dry.

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While your shaker is drying, I cut out a Journaling card from one of my papers. And I fussy cut a sentiment from my element sheet. I curled both ends of my sentiment using a bone folder. This will add some lift and dimension. I adhered my Journaling card to the center of my wood Star shape, using foam tape onto the back. I added glue just in the center of my sentiment and adhered below my journal card. Now you can glue your shaker Star on the right edge. 

To finish this project, I added some pretty navy blue/gold ribbon to the back of my Star using my hot glue gun. Now it's ready to hang!

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Here are some closeups!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Hope you all have safe and Happy 4th of July!

Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the newest products available! Click here

Until next time,  Happy Crafting!

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, xaco knife, Distress tool, hot glue gun, Frank Garcia's Americana paper collection, Foam tape, red acrylic paint, ribbon, Red glitter, shaker filler.

Dana

 


Celebrate America

 
Hi my crafty friends, it's Sandy Diller here.  Today I have a fun project to share using some great products from Clear Scraps.  I have used the Large Square Shiplap Shape like a canvas to create a 4th of July celebration.  This was fun to create so let's get started.
 
I used the Mini Shaker - Milk Can to hold the flags that I made myself but there are plenty flags of all sizes available for you to purchase if you don't want to make your own.
 
 

 
Beginning with the Square Shiplap Shape - Large, it was colored with blue and then black ink to make it look like a night sky.
 
 
The 6" Fireworks Stencil was used to create the colorful fireworks in the background.  Because I wanted to use many different colors the stencil was masked off several different times to get the desired effect.  I used transparent embossing paste and many colors of glitter.  This process took a while due to the fact that drying time was needed for each layer.
 
 
 
The shaker was painted and assembled.
 

 

Don't forget to remove the protective coating on the acrylic shape.
 
 
Hot Glue was used to hold the flags on the back of the Milk Can.  Using a die from my stash, I cut some grass for the bottom of the shiplap piece.  
 

Using fun foam, the word Celebrate was cut and added to the canvas.

 
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July,
Sandy

 

 


Life Is Good Shiplap Square

Hola!

Thanks for dropping in on the Clear Scraps Blog today! Tami here with you with a project to share.

Have you taken a gander at the new additions to Clear Scraps' Shiplap Line? You can view all of them along with other brand spanking NeW products here: What's New

I used the Small Shiplap Square to create this bright and cheery little sign...

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I started by adhering a chipboard butterfly from the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment to a portion of a rainbow colored napkin. Once it was adhered I trimmed off the excess...

After I got this far, I realized I SHOULD have done this next step first! Fortunately, since I was rubbing on a metallic paste, I was able to color the chipboard without getting any on the napkin. I added a pearl color to the butterfly, then used a gunmetal on the Life Is Good Chipboard Embellishment...

I wanted a variegated monotone on the Shiplap Square, so I used Oxide Ink all over the surface...

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I lightly spritzed the ink with water and blotted it gently in spots with a paper towel. When I was happy with the color, I heat set the wood...

When the wood was dry, I adhered the pieces...

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You could use this small sign to decorate a desk or small space and it would also make a nice little gift!

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Small Shiplap Square, Fancy Butterflies and Life Is Good Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Ranger: Oxide Ink, Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry, Metallic Rubs and Napkin


Botanical Home Decor Printer Tray

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back to share another Home Decor project with you. I love to decorate my home for every season! Today we'll be using several different products from Clear Scraps. For our base I chose Clear Scraps 12x12 Printer Tray Rectangle Click here

Along with Clear Scraps Chipboard Fancy Butterflies, Click here  Decor border Click here and the new Leaves mixer stencil. Click here The papers I chose are from 49 and Market Botanical collection. 

To begin our project, I applied some creamy acrylic paint to the front shaker frame and my chipboard Deco border. I prefer to apply 2 coats of paint and after it's fully dried, I inked the edges using Distress Ink. 

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After my border is fully dry, I took my mixer leaves stencil and securely taped my stencil in place using some washi tape.

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Then taking some Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn , I applied my Distress Ink over some of the leaves, using my ink dabber. Set these pieces aside for now.

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Next from my Botanical paper collection, I cut and glued my papers behind each window of my bottom layer chipboard Printer frame piece. I recommend using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue. It's fast drying and has a strong bond. Then I glue this bottom piece onto the back base of my Printer Tray. Glue your next chipboard frame piece on top of the previous layer. 

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Now I cut apart one of my Clear Scraps Fancy Butterflies chipboard embellishments, I had leftover from a previous project. But you could use both butterfly chipboard embellishments if you like. I added some yellow and green glitter to my chipboard butterfly wings. Then set aside to dry.

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Now the fun begins and we can add our embellishments. I like to use some fuzzy cut elements and ephemera pieces using foam dots to adhere to the different sections of my printer tray. I added a stamp, and even glued some Butterflies to my chipboard Deco border piece. I chose to add a photo of my mother inside one of the windows too for a personal touch!

Now you can add your acrylic layer, but remember to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet, before gluing in place. Now you can glue your final top layer in place! Then I took my Deco border piece and glued along the bottom edge of my Printer Tray. 

To finish your project, I added a jute cord on the back and now it's ready to display on your wall!

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Here are some closeups

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate your support and we love to see your crafty makes! So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting! Let your creativity flow!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: 49 and Market Botanical collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn and Rusty Hinge, Trimmer, Beacon glue, Marta Stewart glitters- Peridot and Lemon Drop, photo, 


Rustic Star Christmas Ornament

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a rustic star ornament which is something a little different than what I typically create. I love all things rustic and vintage (maybe because I'm vintage, lol), so when I saw the Mini Shaker Star and 4x6 Stars Stencil, I knew immediately what direction to go!

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I started by swiping Memento Rich Cocoa ink and Memento Espresso Truffle ink in a downward motion onto the chipboard back of the Mini Shaker Star. I applied transfer gel with a spatula over the 4x6 Stars Stencil onto the chipboard back, let it dry, and pressed a piece of gold foil onto it with a brayer. Next, I painted the front chipboard form of the with a gold paint pen and set it aside to dry. I stamped and heat embossed the gift image, cut it with the coordinating die, and adhered it slightly off-kilter but mostly centered on the chipboard back. 

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Working from the bottom up, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and punched a hole through the three layers. I adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed from both sides) to the front chipboard form, punched a hole through those two layers, and adhered them to the bottom part of the star. I clamped the star for about 10-15 minutes to be sure the layers adhered well, and then ran the gold paint pen around the outside edges.

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Once the gold paint was completely dry, I lightly sanded it and wiped brown dye ink on it with my finger tip to add to the rustic look. I threaded jute rope through the hole at the top for the hanger, catching a piece of gold cording in it, and tied two knots. I tied rusted jingle bells to the end of the gold cording which completed the project.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Star
4x6 Stars Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock, stamp and die, brown inks, Versamark, gold paint pen, craft glue, stamp positioner, die cutting machine, embossing powder, transfer gel, gold foil, brayer, jute rope, gold cording, rusted jingle bells

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie