Embellishments

Shamrock Mini Shaker Gift Bag

Howdy,

Tami on the blog to share another project with you.

As the calendar turns to spring, the colors of nature begin to burst with various colors of green. Some bright and cheery like the lime green of this cute little gift bag...

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I turned the Shamrock Mini Shaker into a tag to embellish the bag; it is filled with some BLinGy green plastic flakes...

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The top layer of the shaker was painted a dark green, then a layer of Smooch Glitz was added once the paint dried for a glittery finish. Printed paper was adhered to the back piece, and a sticker finishes the embellishment of the shamrock. A ribbon was glued to the back to form the ties for the tag.

This would be a cute little gift for St. Patrick's day of course - you could fill it with treats, a small gift or maybe a gift card. But it would also make a thoughtful gift for someone you want to send a little luck to; like looking for a new job or house, or maybe a competition they are entering or test they are taking. 

Don't forget to remove the protective plastic layer from BOTH sides of Clear Scrap's Shakers and Acrylic products.

Supplies: 

Clear Scraps: Shamrock Mini Shaker

Other: Clear Snap: Parsley Color Eclipse and Shamrock Smooch Glitz, Reminisce Printed Paper and Sticker, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Mini Gift Tote, Ribbon and Fill


Clear Scraps Wood House Shape -- Shamrock Blessings

Hi there everybody!  Laura here with you today!!  Ready to get a jump start

on that St. Patty's Day home decor with this sweet little house!

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These solid wood shapes are fun to create with!!  Here I used the Clear Scraps

Wood House Shape.  They come in a 3 pack so you can create a mini album

(just use a crop a dile to punch holes) or use them to make 3 great gifts, or

use to make 3 different holiday/everyday themed home decor pieces! 

They are nice because you can paint, ink, stencil, or cover them with pretty

patterned paper like I did here.  Just trace and cut out.  I went for different

patterns for the roof and the base, to make it a little more interesting.

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Plaid makes a great choice of pattern for the roof, feels like tiles, or shingles,

at least a little bit!  But it still makes a great basic that the titles and words can

really stand out without the background feeling too busy.  You can see also, I

went around the edges of the papers with a bit of black ink to soften them.

And then the perfect addition, that cute Clear Scraps Shamrock Mini Shaker!!

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I traced the back of the shamrock on a fun Celtic print patterned paper, cut out, and

adhered.  I painted the front of the frame with black acrylic paint.  Glued all the layers

together and instant adorable!  Remember to remove the protective layer on the acrylic

pieces (BOTH sides!) and also--don't forget to add your sequins/sprinkles!

 

Love those Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!  Cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, so many

ways to use these cuties!  And the choices are A-MA-ZING!  You can find them HERE.

Also, you can find the newest of the new mini shakers (and some SUPER adorable

sprinkles to use in them!) under the "What's New" section of the store right HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Wood House Shape, Mini Shaker-Shamrock

Other:  Authentique-Dublin papers, die cuts, twine, sequins, enamel dots,

black acrylic paint, Black Soot distress ink, foam tape, adhesive.


Lucky the Mini Shaker Gnome

 

 
I just love that gnomes are so popular right now. And I just knew I wanted to create a "Lucky" Mini Shaker Gnome!  I am going to add a magnet to him and either use him on my filing cabinet at work (where I seem to spend too much time) or on my fridge!
 
Supplies needed include:
 
Patterned Paper, Glitter, Paint, Clover Punch
 
Start by tracing your shaker base onto patterned paper. Detail cut your paper gnome but don't adhere just yet. Paint shoes on your shaker base. 
 

 

Paint your shaker top piece to coordinate using an orange beard of course. Let dry. 

 

Using a layer piece from your shaker set, trace beard onto your base and paint orange. 

 

Adhere your painted paper gnome to your shaker base. 

 

Assemble the pieces of your shaker. 

Filler with coordinating glitter or sequins. 

Add your acrylic layer after removing the protective covering from both sides of the acrylic.  Add your painted top layer to your shaker and add a 4 leaf clover to finish! 

I hope you enjoy playing with these shakers as much as I did! 


 


Hello Spring Wood Shape Wall Hanging by Maya

Hello everyone! Maya is here on the blog today to share a spring wood shape. It was so much fun to create this mixed media home decor piece using Clear Scraps wood shapes, chipboard shape embellishments, and stencils. I am ready for spring to arrive! Who is also ready for spring?

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▼ I used the rectangle wood, old truck and butterflies chipboard embellishment for this project.

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▼ First, I painted the background with clear gesso. After the gesso dried, I applied another coat of white acrylic paint. Instead of using white acrylic paint and clear gesso, you may apply white gesso directly.

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▼ Next, I blended inks to the white background using distress oxide ink pads along with sponges.

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▼ Here I added another layer of butterfly patterns to the background by using 6'' monarch butterfly stencil and blending distress oxide ink with a piece of sponge.

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▼ I also added some embossed bubbles by applying VersaMark ink to the image through the 6" Bubbles stencil and white embossing powder.

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▼ For the chipboard embellishments, I painted them with pink acrylic paint.

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▼ The final touch is these paper flowers I made for decoration! You can also use any kind of paper or fabric flowers for decoration.

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Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you are inspired to create your own spring themed home decor pieces. Blessings.

Additional products used:
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
Clear Gesso: Winsor & Newton Artists Acrylic
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (colors: festive berries, twisted citron, tumbled glass), VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue


This is Us Layout by Maya

Greetings! Maya on the blog today here to share this 8.5 x 11 layout using a film strip chipboard and This is Us chipboard word title! I also used the 6'' XOXO stencil for the background. The chipboards are great to use on the layouts and they definitely gave this layout a dimensional look. I love how it turned out! 

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I started by using a 8.5 x 11 white paper and I backed my photos with patterned paper. Next, I added some watercolor splatter effect to the background by using Distress Oxide Ink.

I decided to paint the chipboards with some colors so that they match the colors of the patterned papers I chose.

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For the background, I also applied XOXO stencil with ink blending technique by using distress oxide ink and blending foams.

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After I finished the background, I used double sided adhesive tape to adhere the papers and glued the chipboard with tacky glue. Also, I added extra touches by using small embellishments like patterned stickers and punched out hearts.

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Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to use chipboard embellishments and chipboard word titles on your project. Have a great weekend! Blessing.

Additional products used:
Patterned Papers: Echo Park (Just Be You Collection)
Stickers: Echo Park (Jest Be You Collection) & Tim Holtz (Small Talk Stickers)
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (Festive Berries)
Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape & Aleene's Tacky Glue


Jar of Hearts Love Card

Hi ya'll, Tami here with a card to share with you.

Valentine's Day was yesterday, but love is celebrated everyday! Birthdays, Anniversaries or ANY day you want to let someone know you care.

And what is the most universal symbol of love? Why hearts of course!

In this card, dozens of tiny hearts fill a jar made from Clear Scraps' Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments... 

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Here is a close-up pic of the jar...

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I covered the solid jar chipboard piece with white cardstock that I stamped with bunches of tiny hearts. The outline jar chipboard piece was inked with silver at the top and white around the sides. I outlined the hearts and jar with black ink to bring out the designs since the card was so simple.

I also rounded the upper right corner of the mat and card for the same reason; a small detail to accent the simple design.

Look for other Chipboard Embellishments from Clear Scrap that can be layered and used together like this Mason Jar.

The Chipboard Embellishments are the perfect size to use on cards, tags, scrapbook pages or other small paper craft projects.

Supplies: Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments

Other: The Stamps of Life: TinyTitles2Stamp and Minis4Circles, Clear Snap: Silver, White and Black Pigment Ink and Red Devil Archival Dye Ink, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, White and Kraft Cardstock, Large Corner Rounder and Heat Gun


Love Large Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello and happy Friday! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a project I did for Valentines Day since its this weekend.  Whether you celebrate or not, its still fun to document the people in your life that mean the most to you!  I created a layout using the Love Large Chipboard Embellishment and am going to show you my technique! 

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I cut the letters away from the chipboard frame they are packaged in ensuring to snip any excess tabs.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of each letter.  
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Using scissors, I trimmed excess paper followed by using an x-acto knife and a sanding tool to smooth edges.  Because I wanted more of a distressed look, I did not overly concern myself with making sure each edge was perfect. I would also usually "clean up" edges by adding paint to the sides but decided to forego this step.
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I adhered my letters again using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive arranging them as shown.  You can see I tried to use contrasting patterns for each letter. 
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For accent, I added die cut floweres and hearts around my photo using pop dots to give dimension. 
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Thank you for reading today! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard shapes: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Crate Paper; spray ink: Tattered Angels; stapler: Tim Holtz, Teresa Collins; stamp: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; healing mat: Creative Memories; misc: thread, vellum, sanding tool, x-acto knife


Clear Scraps Coffee Mug Chipboard--Cup of Love Acrylic Card

Hi there everyone!!!  Laura here today to give you a little last minute Valentine's Day

Card inspiration!  Or maybe you are working ahead for next year already!

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This card was created using one of the acrylic sheets available from Clear Scraps.

It's actually easy to make one of these cards. and it is so unique!  You can also

stamp on the acrylic, or use stencil pastes, or alcohol inks, but today, I went for

the clear route!   It was cut to a standard 5&1/2"x4&1/4" and the back piece of

red cardstock was cut at 5&1/2"x4&3/4" so it has 1/2" to fold over to attach the

acrylic front of the card easily.  I added a little decorative strip to dress it up a bit.

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And another of the absolutely adorable chipboard embellishments from

Clear Scraps takes center stage on this card.  I just love everything coffee,

and this Coffee Mug Chipboard is just perfect!  Love the little heart in the

center--perfect for Valentine's Day especially!  Easy to create too--I often

paint the Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments, but this time, I used

some pretty patterned paper for a different look.

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The pieces were just traced and cut out.  I brushed the edges with some

black distress ink.  I wanted to fill in the heart with a little something

extra, so I used a separate small scrap of white cardstock.

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I added a few small heart stickers for a little something extra, which

is why I wanted the nice white background.  After that some twine,

a few additional sentiment and decorative stickers, and it's done!

Sweet and simple, but looks great!  You can find a lot of different

chipboard pieces that make for super quick and easy cards in the

Clear Scraps store.  Check them all out right HERE.

 

Thanks for Stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment,

Acrylic Sheet.

Other:  Echo Park Cupid & Co. paper and stickers,

twine, foam tape, adhesive, Black Soot Distress Ink.


Hearts Wood Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today working with the Hearts Wood Card as well as the Love chipboard Word Title to create a gift for someone special.

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The card is approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".  2 wood pieces are included and 2  holes are drilled along the left side so you can turn the card into a mini album, if desired.  Ink the panels with red ink.

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Cut pattern paper to fit the back panel.  Ink with brown ink and adhere to the back panel.

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Using brown ink and a large background stamp, stamp off on scrap paper first then stamp onto the top panel.  This created a slightly distressed effect.

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Ink around the edges of the wood panels with brown ink.  Also ink around the hearts with brown ink.

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Ink the Love chipboard word with red ink and spritz with spray ink.  Once dry, ink around the edges with brown ink, then adhere to the front cover.

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Use ribbon to hold the card together.  

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Consider cutting pages to fit and filling with love notes or poems before adding the ribbon.

Check out the variety of wood cards available in the store.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Imagine Ink; Rinea stamp; Lindy's Spray Inks; Ribbon


Love Mini Shaker Valentine Triptych

Hiya,

Tami with you on the blog today with a new project to share with you. Valentine's Day is coming up in just over a week; so now is the perfect time to make something special for someone special or just to add to your Valentine's Day decor.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of fun shaker designs and I enjoy trying to find ways to incorporate them in my crafting. I thought it would be nice to create a Love themed triptych using the Love Mini Shaker and the Chipboard Tag Album. I also like all things vintage and Vintage Valentines are some of my favorite ephemera to collect. I had a paper collection that included vintage valentines in the designs, so I pulled that out to use along with some glitter, glitter gel pens, flowers, ribbons and vintage trims to use on the project.

Here is what it looked like when it was all finished...

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I really like Clear Scrap's Chipboard Tag Album as you can use the pieces separately to make individual tags or make something by connecting them like this triptych.

I started with the Love Shaker. I painted the top layer with a base of white pearl pigment ink, then when that dried, I added a layer of Smooch Glitz and sprinkled with a vintage-white glitter while it was still wet...

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Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_back_tsTo make the triptych, I used pieces of vintage twill tape to connect the tags. The tags were spaced about 1/2" apart to allow the pieces to fold...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_join_tsThe fronts sides of the tags were covered with printed papers...

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The Love Shaker was adhered to the center tag, then stickers (I outlined them with the Glitter Gel Pen), flowers and trims were added to embellish the triptych...

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I hope you enjoyed this project and that you will come back soon to see what fabulous projects the other designers have to share with you!

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Love Mini Shaker, Chipboard Tag Album and Sprinkles Heart Confetti Shaker Filler

Other:

Clear Snap: Adaline Opaline Pigment Ink, Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter and Frost Smooch Glitz, Reminisce Printed Papers and Stickers, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board, Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry, King Art Silver Glitter Gel Pen, Bo Bunny Rhinestones and Pearls, Paper Flowers, Ribbons and Vintage Twill Tape, Silver Cord and Rick Rack


Valentine Wide Scallop Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  February is here and that means Valentines Day is around the corner. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, its always fun to create love themed projects!  Today, I'm sharing a mini album I made using the

3x8 Wide Scallop Chipboard Album.  Clear Scraps mini albums are one of my favorite to use and I especially adore the smaller versions!  

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I began by painting both sides of each page with white acrylic paint. I wasn't too concerned about full coverage as I wanted a small amount of chipboard to show through the paint for a distressed look. I also used the same color of paint for the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I adhered patterned paper to the base piece with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive followed by affixing the top frame.  I then added die cuts, enamel dots, and a cute heart pin to accent.  

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Each page is a different size cascading into a larger one so elements each can  peak through as you look through your book.  For this particular album, I will usually use wallet size photos as they fit best.  However, I opted to leave my album blank for now so I can add pictures later. 

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You can also have pages that are strictly for journaling or holding embellishments depending on how many photos you want to use. 

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I tend to layer many of my elements including underneath my photos.  For a future 2x3 picture, I adhered two different additional 2x3 pieces at an angle. 

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I really just loved the background paper on this page so I wanted most of it to be seen.  I adhered two die cut envelopes as well as added a chipboard "be mine".  Adding enamel dots or sequins is a nice way to add dimension to your page.  


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Again, I added many layers not only with my papers but also with embellishments. Using pop dots to lift an element is also a favorite technique of mine. 


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Utilizing your punches is also another great way to work in additional contrasting colors.  My next two pages do just that with the pennant and circle punches. 

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Sometimes allowing your pattern to be the focus of your page is fun followed by adding in smaller embellishments. 

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The last page is a rectangular shape without any scallops at the end.  It's the largest page and will fit bigger photos as well as embellishments.  I used a couple different patterns at the bottom of my page and added a chipboard border to break up the lines between the two. 


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Thank you for reading today!  Check out the large variety of mini albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, sticker, washi tape, chipboard:  Simple Stories; paint: Deco Art; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; decorative pin: Maya Road; metal clip, stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs; ribbon: SnugHug; punches: EK Success, Paper Shapers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mitten--I'm S-Mitten Valentine's Card

Hey there everyone!  Laura is here to share a little Valentine's inspiration with you today!

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I think out of all of the homemade cards, Valentine's can be one of the most special.

They are fun to embellish up any way you want to, because you will often give one to

that "someone special" in person on Valentine's Day.  This particular card was

created using one of the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mitten shapes.  Not necessarily

what you'd think of for Valentine's, but hey, I like to think outside the box!  Clear

Scraps has some lovely hearts and such if you'd prefer, but I saw the mitten and

the "S-Mitten" play on words just popped into my head.  Cute, right??!!

To start this one off I first painted the top outline/layer of the mitten with pink,

red, and white acrylic paint.  While that dried, I traced the back portion of the

mitten shaker onto a pretty piece of Valentine heart patterned paper.

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Next, I cut the shape out and then glued it to the back solid piece of the shaker.

Then I glued the other 2 unpainted outline shape pieces, to build up the shaker.

Next I added the super cute Valentine sprinkles.  These are NEW from Clear Scraps!

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This particular mix is called the Sprinkles Love Mix.  Look at the cute little hearts

and snowflakes and yes, sprinkles!  Just adorable!  You can find these and more

 in the "What's New" section in the Clear Scraps store right HERE.   After adding

those sprinkles, I glued on the acrylic layer--and remember--make sure to take

the protective film off of BOTH sides of your acrylic layer!!!  It's hard to tell, but it's

on there to keep it protected until you use it!  Lastly, you glue on the painted top piece.

While it all dries well, I created the standard A2 white card base (5&1/2"x4&1/4") and

added red and patterned paper.  I added some twine, trim and enamel dots to finish it up.

 

Thanks for Stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Mitten, Sprinkles Love Mix.

Other:  Doodlebug Cream and Sugar paper and Odds & Ends, enamel dots,

acrylic paint--white, pink, red, twine, red cardstock, foam tape.


Heart/Paw Mini Shaker Layout

Happy Friday friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I created using one of the fun Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shapes! They are great to use on layouts, cards, mini albums; just about any project!  The Heart/Paw Mini Shaker is perfect for a page all about our black lab mix Henry!  

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I began with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock for my background.  Using the 12 Inch Cloud Mascil I lightly spritzed the cardstock with blue spray ink. You can go as light or dark  as you prefer. For my layout I didn't want the blue to overpower the rest of my colors so was sparing with my spray.  

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For my shaker, I painted the top chipboard frame with black acrylic paint and filled with multi colored sequins.  I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the back to adhere to my page as you want a strong bond to hold your embellishment.

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Here is a close up of the spray ink + Mascil on my cardstock.  Clear Scraps stencils are a great way to add dimension to your projects!  I also added strips of patterned paper as well as a border sticker to create contrast. 

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Adding small embellishments such as stickers and enamel dots can be great accents to your page!  I will also "pop up" embellishments with foam tape for additional dimension. 

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Placing stickers or die cuts on top of your photos is a fun way to add a pop of color to your page! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Mini Shaker Shapes including what's new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots: Bella Blvd; cardstock, chipboard letters: American Crafts; spray inks: Studio Calico, Tattered Angels; stapler: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sequins: Recollections; paint: DecoArt; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Spring Window by Kelly Parker

Hello on the blog with Clear Scraps today and I have created a hinged Window Shaker! I love this and it was such a fun project, I hope you enjoy it too!

 
To start off this project, I had this vision of what I wanted it to look like but I wasn't sure how to achieve that look, so I started by die cutting all kinds of small leave images from some of my Gelli plate printed papers in greens, yellows, and blues. I wanted a variety to choose from and not run out. 
 
 
I then decided to use washi tape to cover the back of the window. I generally apply glue then add the washi tape then cut off the edges. 
 
 
While the washi tape was drying, I put together the acrylic window. First I had to cut another piece of acrylic because I wanted to add sequins to the front of the window. Pulling out some packaging, I traced around the window and cut out another piece to go on the back. I glued a chipboard window to the back of the acrylic then another chipboard then added the sequins in Ocean and Lovely colors then added the acrylic to the back of this sandwich. You can see it below, the clips are holding it together until it is dry. 
 
After everything was dry, I started to glue down the die-cut pieces to create an illusion of looking through a window. I added leaves to the front and to the inside of the piece after I added the image of the woman peeking out the window.  After this was dry, I drilled holes along the edge and tied it together with some string. 
 

 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this project as much as I had creating it!!
Kelly
 
 

Clear Scraps DIY Heart Pallet--

Hi everyone!  Laura is here today to give you a little inspiration to kick start that

 Valentine's Day crafting!!  Who wants some fun ideas to create your own cute home decor?

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So cute, but super simple believe it or not!!  Just layering up some cute papers and

stickers, and it's even a great way to use up your scraps!!  The base that makes it

so easy to create these home decor pieces are the Medium DIY Pallets from

Clear Scraps.  Here I used the heart shape of course--perfect for Valentine's decor!

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The Medium size pallets are a great size for home decor.  You can find the medium

pallets in shapes for everyday, or holiday or seasons in the Clear Scraps Store HERE.

There are also some larger pallets to play with, you can find those HERE in the store.

These bare wood pallets are like so many Clear Scrap products, versatile to paint,

 ink, stamp on, stencil on, whatever you'd like to do.  There are always great examples

and ideas here on the blog--just put pallet in the search function and check it out!

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For this project, I covered the pallet with pretty Valentine patterned papers.  I just

traced the sections onto the paper, cut them out, glued them down, and then

started to embellish with some border pieces and ephemera pieces, layering them

in as I went.  I used foam tape to give a little extra dimension and then added

a few enamel dots.  When the project was complete, I decided I'd like the ability

 to hang it up, so I punched a couple of holes with a crop-a-dile, (a great tool when you

work with these pallets!) and then threaded a pretty pink ribbon thru to make the

hanger.  I love to embellish, so I added the twine and heart to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  DIY Medium Heart Pallet

Other:  Doodlebug Cream and Sugar paper and Odds&Ends,

enamel dots, twine, ribbon, foam tape, adhesive.