Embellishments

Circle Ghosts Mini Shaker Shape Album

Hello everyone! Its Jennifer here on the blog today to share a Halloween mini album today featuring the new Circle Ghosts Mini Shaker Shape!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love creating projects all about the month of October!  I used the Wood Deco Slimline Album for my book and am going to show you all of my techniques! 

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For the Shaker, I used black acrylic paint on the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two middle frames.  I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper affixing with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.

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I then affixed the two center frames to the base and added coordinating colors of sequins to the center.  Adding adhesive around the edges of the chipboard is best when affixing the acrylic shape.  Next, you are able to adhere the top chipboard frame. 

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And here is a close up of the finished shaker which I added a die cut to the top corner.  I adhered my shaker to the front of my album using my Beacon Adhesive. 

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For each of the five pages of my Slimline Album, I painted the outside thirds with black acrylic paint as I knew I  would be adding patterned paper. For my back cover, I did paint the entire piece.

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I usually leave the inside of the front cover for journaling about the event/holiday.   Here, I added a journaling spot along with some embellishments.

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Many of my photo spots are for 4x4 size but you can fit up to 4x6 on each page.  There are many combinations of possibilities! 

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For this page, I affixed a journaling card with washi tape as well as added a tag at the bottom in order to "flip up" the card to reveal a photo underneath. 

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I left photo spaces for a 4x4 and 3x5 (which I  find fit nicely in the Slimline Albums)

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Or, as in the next two pages, you can add a photo along with a space for journaling.  

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Do you have any Halloween traditions that you try to do each year?  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can see all Clear Scraps' new products by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, brads, washi tape, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics;  sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Jillibean Soup; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, ribbon, chrome book rings

 


Clear Scraps Wood Shapes--Farmer's Market Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a home decor project

that's a little bit fall and a little bit farmhouse shabby chic!  Who doesn't love fall?!!

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This project started with the Clear Scraps Wood Mason Jars.  They come in a handy

3 pack so you can make many projects for different seasons for your own decor, or they

would be great to make gifts for friends and family too!  There are many other shapes to

chose from as well.  You can find them all in the Clear Scraps store right HERE.

Once I had chosen the wood mason jar shape as my starting point, the next step was to

use white and gray acrylic paint to give the mason jar that shabby chic farmhouse look. 

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The jar was coated with white paint, and the lid with gray, and then I used a

foam brush to lightly feather on some gray on the white and vice versa on the lid.

I love the weathered and worn look you can get with just a little paint, it's one of my

favorite ways to use the wood shapes!  If you'd prefer you can trace it out on a pretty

paper and cover the entire jar that way.  It's up to you--get creative!!

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You can see some of the detail a little better in this picture.  And it was easy to just use

some paper scraps from a LO I had made earlier to decorate the jar.  This is just a couple

of pieces, a solid and a patterned paper layered up.  To keep the worn and "shabby chic"

farmhouse theme, I edged the papers with a bit of brown distress ink.  Then it was time to

have fun mixing in different fall embellishments like stickers, ephemera, twine and enamel

dots to complete the farmer's market/fall look.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Mason Jar Shape

Other:  White and gray acrylic paint, twine, enamel dots,

Echo Park Fall collection paper, stickers and ephemera.

 


Christmas Card in Non-Traditional Colors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clear Scraps products used:
Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments


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


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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Boo Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Fall Pumpkins LO

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

Who's ready for fall?  Do you love all things fall?  If you do, why not create

a fun LO all about fall and the things you love about it?  That's what I did here!

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It's great to work ahead and have LO's ready for the pics you know will be coming soon!

To get ready for those trips to the pumpkin patch, or apple picking, or whatever your

favorite fall activity may be, work ahead and have this LO good to go for those pics you 

 know will be coming soon!  This LO starts with a plain brown 12x12 base.  Next I used 

the Clear Scraps 6" Zinnia Stencil to add some "fall leaves".  Love that you can get double

duty out of a lot of Clear Scraps stencils just like this one! 

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I simply used distress ink and a brush to apply the ink directly thru the (well loved...haha)

stencil.  I just continued to move the stencil around until I got a nice flow of leaves. 

Another piece on this LO is the Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin from Clear Scraps.

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The frame was painted with acrylic paints and the back was traced onto

patterned paper, cut out and glued down.  After adding the other plain frame

pieces, it's time to add the acrylic--and just as in the picture, don't forget to

remove that protective film that is on BOTH sides of the acrylic!  I love that

Clear Scraps does this to make sure your acrylic piece stays in perfect condition!

And here's that cutie pumpkin all assembled and added to the LO:

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It's such a cute addition to spice up the LO and add a nice sparkle and fun

touch!  It's always fun to add a few stickers to the shaker too!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  6" Zinnia Stencil, Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin

Other:  orange and green acrylic paint, Echo Park Fall papers and stickers,

enamel dots, walnut stain distress ink, twine.


Halloween Ghost Wall Hanging

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's Maya here, sharing a cute Halloween project with you today! It's a wall hanging using the ghost DIY pallet shape and the mini shaker BOO. I absolutely love how cute it turned out!

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▼ Here shows the ghost wood pallet and mini shaker BOO I used for this project.

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▼ I began by painting the wood base with white acrylic paint.

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▼ Next, I moved on to decorate the BOO mini shaker. The shaker pack includes 1 chip back, 3 chip forms, and 1 acrylic divider (must remove protective film). I Started by giving the letter B and the chipboard top a coat of embossing powder, I applied a watermark ink pad and black embossing powder and heated them with a heat gun.

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▼ Then, I used the chipboard top to trace and cut out the shape from purple paper and adhered it to the chipboard base.

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▼ After layering 2 chipboard forms on top of the base, that gave depth to add some heart sprinkles. Next is to add the acrylic divider to close it up and adhere the embossed chipboard form to the top.

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▼ Here is the finished look of the shaker.

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▼ So on the bottom of the ghost shape, I decided to add some pink & black dots by using a Q-tip. Just lightly tap on acrylic paint and press on the wood shape. It's that easy!

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▼ As you can see here that I punched 2 holes using We R Memory Keepers' punch tool and tied a piece of ribbon through the wood shape for hanging.

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▼ And here is the fun part that I cut out eyes from black & white papers and drew a big blushing smile with acrylic paint. Isn't it cute with the blush?

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Thank you for stopping by today! Until next time... happy crafting!

Additional Products Used:
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (black)
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Tool: Ranger Heat Gun; We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Punch Tool


Halloween Witch Hat Mini Shaker Tag

Hola,

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 

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

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


Christmas Gnome

Hello Clear Scraps friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Once Upon A Time Slimline Album

Hello Craft Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here are a few closeups:

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

Until we meet again, stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Dana

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


Clear Scraps 3D Frameables--Spooky Lil' Monsters

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today to get you into the Halloween spirit!

Do you have a cute Halloween picture you'd like to frame and use as part of your spooky

Halloween decor?  The Clear Scraps changeable frames have you covered and I've got a

cute project to share to give you a jump start on your own spooktacular project!

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Oh do I LOVE these frames!  This project started with the Base with Deco Frame.

Love that you can choose a base and then build your own creation around it!  I used paint

in orange and black to paint the frame and the bottom of the base.  I dabbed the black on

the edges to give it a spooky look.  Want to see the other frame options?  Find them HERE.

I traced the top part of the base and the back of the frame onto the bat patterned paper,

cut them out and glued on.  You can use a file or sandpaper to tidy up the edges and also

to create the slots in the base that the frame and spooky and bat will fit into.

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The customization available with the frames is so cool!  You can pick your word and

shape!  I chose the Spooky-Bat Word and Shape.  They are painted with black and green

acrylic paint.  I used a sponge to get that mottled look and brushed the edges of the bat

with green to make it show up a little better and frame it a bit.  I added a couple of cute

little monsters and a little sentiment and epoxy stars on the bat as well.

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A few stickers and a little title on the top of the frame, is a fun touch to add color and interest

to your project.  You can also see the sponging on the edges of the frame in this close up.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  3D Changeables Base with Deco Frame, Spooky-Bat Word and Shape

Other:  Orange, Black and Green acrylic paint, Black Soot Distress Ink, Bella Blvd.

Monsters & Friends--paper, embellishments, epoxy stars, glue, foam tape.


Autumn Harvest Gnome

Hello, Clear Scraps friends, and happy fall!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Pumpkin Shaker Pallet

Hello! Its Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fall themed home decor project I created using some awesome Clear Scraps products!  If you love to  make your own DIY fall projects then Clear Scraps is your one stop shop!  

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I started with the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base and painted the top and bottom slats with brown acrylic paint.  I only applied a light coat to ensure the wood grain to show through. 

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Once my paint was dry, I  adhered a strip of patterned paper to the center slat using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I cut the excess off with scissors followed by using my sanding tool to smooth any rough edges. 

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I  set aside my pallet to work on assembling the Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker Shape. First, I painted the top chipboard frame with orange chalk paint. I also painted the edges of the two middle frames.  

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I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base then adhered my middle chipboard frames as shown.  You can add any filler you wish; here I used chunky copper glitter as well as small white beads.  

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I affixed the acrylic piece as well as the top chipboard frame with my Beacon Adhesive.  It is helpful to use clips to hold your pieces in place as it dries.  I  did add a coat of orange chalk paint around the edge of the shaker as well. 

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I affixed my shaker to the pallet using the Beacon Adhesive as well as added a small sticker and paper flowers. 

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Here, I layered two 3x4 cards together adorned with a metal clip.  The entire piece is popped up using foam tape.  Lastly, I added fall colored ribbon at the top of my pallet and affixed with a hot glue gun. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Visit the shop to see all of the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; sequins: Recollections; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabi, Recollections; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; metal clip: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; misc: twine, ribbon, thread, hot glue gun. 


Birthday Card With Removable Dragonfly Magnets

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

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

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

And added some iridescent gemstones to the bodies.

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

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

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


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


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

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Clear Scraps products used:
Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments

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

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Layout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Wood Card Vintage Sewing Album

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

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


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

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

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Featured Designer Sandy Diller: Blessed Heart Printer Tray Frame

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

We are truly blessed,
Sandy