Embellishments

Fin Mini Shaker Layout

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a layout I created with some awesome Clear Scraps products! Summer is in full swing and I am loving the warm days and extra sunlight! Which of course means time outdoors and fun activities like hanging out at the pool!  I  documenting this adorable photo of my niece and nephew swimming and thought the Fin Mini Shaker Shape would be the perfect focal point!

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I began by painting my top chipboard frame of the shaker using chalk paint in a patina color.  Chalk paint isn't necessary but it does dry quickly.  And I just happened to love this color for my page!  I also painted the inside edges of the middle chipboard frames as well. 

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the base chipboard of my shaker. I cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. I  finished by sanding the edges to smooth any rough spots. 

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Again using my Beacon adhesive, I adhered my two middle frames to the base as shown.  I then added a few different varieties of chunky glitter to the center of my shaker.  For adhering the acrylic piece, it is best to add your adhesive onto the chipboard as apposed to the acrylic overlay.  This will prevent smudging on the acrylic.

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Here is the close up of the end result! I did again use my Beacon to adhere the Fin to my layout for a good seal. 

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For my background, I secured the 12 Inch Fish Scales Mascil to my 12x12 white cardstock with washi tape. I then blended four different Distress Oxide Inks as shown. 

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Here is a close up of the stencil + oxide ink! I love the bright colors and how it turned out!

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Lastly, I added in different embellishments from the collection I used to accent my page!

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

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, die cuts:  Echo Park Paper; card stock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; stamp: October Afternoon; inks: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; bakers twine: The Twinery;   misc: thread, x-acto  knife

 


Country Kitchen Slimline Scalloped Album

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! I love creating albums! How about you? Have you seen all the new Slimline albums from Clear Scraps? We will be using Clear Scraps  Wood Scalloped Slimline album for today's project Click Here    and the new Scalloped Chipboard border Click Here

To start, I painted a one inch border on all pages using Acrylic paint (Parchment) let dry. I took my chipboard scalloped border and painted both the front, back and edges using cherry red acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.

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The papers I chose to use are Carta Bella Country Kitchen collection, which includes matching ephermera, tags and stickers. All base papers will measure 41/4 x 10 1/4 inches. For the front cover,  I cut another paper at 3 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches to adhere on top of my base paper, using foam tape. I added some banner stickers along the scalloped edge of my album. I decorated the front cover with some ephermera,  sentiment titles, added foam dots to the back of my vintage gal sticker and adhered to the right of my album. I fussy cut out the canning jars, inked the edges and added pop dots before adhering to the bottom of my album cover.

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Page 1: I added a pocket, and border edge using a border punch from my stash. Tucked in acouple journaling cards. Added some sticker sentiments and pop dots to my milk bottle cap!

Page 2: I added a cream cardstock photo mat measuring (3 1/4 x 5) and memories tab sticker on the left top. Took two ephermera pieces and adhered to the  top and bottom of my page using foam dots. 

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Page 3: I made a flip up page measuring 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch at the top, added a punched border at the bottom and adhered this piece to the top of my page. I added a scalloped border sticker on the top. Took the Rooster ephemera tag and adhered to my flap page along with a button at the top of my tag. You could add a photo underneath the flip up page.

Page 4: I took another ephemera card and adhered slightly below the top page using foam dots. This would be a perfect place to add a favorite recipe! I adhered a rooster sticker at the bottom along with some rub on sentiments to finish my page. 

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Page 5: I made another pocket page, using yellow cardstock and added a sticker border to the top of my pocket. Pop dots to my sentiment and garden lady ephermera pieces. 

Page 6: I made a side pocket using red cardstock,  measuring 3 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, added a punch border. This pocket will open to the right. I like to add a few journaling cards and tag with some twine tied at the top of my tag. Ephermera sentiment and a frame in the middle of the page. You could slip a photo inside the frame if you like! Sentiment  at the top and a vase/daisies sticker at the bottom of my pocket. 

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Page 7: Made another pocket using a larger journaling card, tucked in a few ephermera cards and tag with some twine tied at the top! Farm to table sticker at the top of the page. 

Page 8: Another pocket with a punched border edge, some canning jar stickers at the bottom using foam dots. Tucked a few cards into the pocket. 

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Now take your pages and attach together using metal rings. Take your scalloped chipboard border piece, mark the holes and punch out using a Crocodile hole punch. Add the chipboard border to the front of your album. To finish off, I tied acouple ribbons to my metal rings.

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I hope you are inspired now and will want to create your own album to hold your treasured recipes and photos. 

Here are some closeups:

 

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'Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! Have a great week and till next time, Happy Crafting!

Other Supplies used: Acrylic paint, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, Carta Bella Country Kitchen Collection, Foam dots, Craft glue, Crocodile punch

 


Wood House Shape Home Decor

Hello crafty friends and happy Friday! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a wood house home decor featuring one of the Wood Shapes and the Chipboard Word Titles. I also used the Brick Wall Masking Stencil to add some patterns to the background. The house wood shape is just so perfect for a family photo and I used one of our pre-wedding photos to create this Home Sweet Home project. Absolutely love how it turned out!

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▼ Here I used the Wood House Shape and Home Word Title for today's project.

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▼ I began by painting the house shape and the Home word title with acrylic paints in pink and brown. 

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▼ After acrylic paints dried, I glued a piece of twin to enrich the background.

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▼ I also added some brick patterns by using the Brick Wall Masking Stencil along with brown acrylic paint to add some textures to the background.

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▼ As you can see, here I fussy cut a photo frame and some florals from patterned papers for decoration and layering. My little tip to add some depth for layering is to adhere the second or third layer of ephemera with double-sided adhesive foams. 

▼ Before I glued my photo and all the decorative pieces to the house shape, I also added a piece of lace ribbon for extra touches.

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Thank you all for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to create a home decor project by using different kinds of Wood Shapes from Clear Scraps. Have a blessed day and happy crafting!

Additional Products Used:

- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: P13 Paper Products - Always and Forever Collection
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Smart Craft Glue & Double Sided Adhesive Foam


Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fun home project I created using the Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape along with a couple Clear Scraps products! And I'm going to show you the techniques I used so you can hopefully feel inspired to do some Clear Scraps crafting of your own!

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I began by painting the front of my pallet with acrylic paint in black. I also used the same paint to color the Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishment Shapes.  I then set aside both to dry. 

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I measured out a strip of patterned paper to adhere to the middle slat of my pallet. For this particular section, I cut 2 3/4 x 10 inches then used an x-acto knife to trim the edges.  After, I lightly sanded to smooth any paper overhangs. 

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Next, using my 4x6 Stars Stencil I used a spatula to apply metallic embellishment mousse to the bottom and top slats of the pallet.  The color is almost a gun metal grey and looks nice in contrast against the black. 

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After ensuring my paint was dry on the chipboard embellishments, I applied embossing ink to each followed by black glitter embossing powder.  Each were set with a heat gun and adhered using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 

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Here is a close up of the second Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishment Shape! You can also see the stencil/mousse end result as well! 

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Last, I punched holes at the top sides of the pallet to string some fun chevron red/white ribbon to be able to hang my creation!  

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Thanks for stopping by and reading today!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see what's new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard stickers:  Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; metal clip: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, 3M, Tombow; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Stampendous, Recollections; circle punch: Fiskars; ribbon: May Art; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; metallic paste: Nuvo; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


Balloon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Friday!  It's a holiday weekend here in the US which means a longer weekend for most of us!  I love celebrating with family and this includes special milestones like birthdays!  I created a layout using the new Balloon Mini Shaker Shape and will show you the techniques I used. 

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I painted the front surface of the top chipboard frame of my shaker. I then used my Beacon Adhesive to adhere the two middle chipboard frames together. I  used the same paint to cover the edges of the frames. I set them aside to dry to work on decorating the base. 

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Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of my chipboard base. I trimmed away excess using scissors as well as an x-acto knife. I  followed up with a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges. 


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Next, I adhered my two middle chipboard frames as shown.  Before adding my chunky glitter, I used an embossing bag to de-static the area.  I then adhered my acrylic piece applying adhesive to the chipboard.  After I was happy with placement, I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a good seal. 

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I  dabbed the front chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by using a bright blue embossing powder.  I had thought about doing a light pink but thought the blue would be a better contrast.  After the powder was set, I adhered it to the shaker with my Beacon Adhesive. 

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And here is a close up of my shaker assembled!  Using a solvent based liquid adhesive is usually best to adhere the shakers to your projects.  

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I added smaller stickers as well as brads and enamel dots to accent around my photo. You can also see I  stamped the date as well as added a sentiment. (I  have hoarded a large collection of roller stamps!)

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Thank you for reading! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard shapes, brads, enamel dots, washi tape, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; embossing ink, pigment ink: Ranger; stamps: Heidi Swapp, Becky Higgins; embossing powder:  Ranger; chunky glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool


Summer Beach Themed Layout

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Who is ready for sunny days and beachy weather? It's Maya here on the blog today to share this 8.5 x 11 beach-themed layout featuring the Fan-shells Chipboard Embellishments. I'm a huge fan of chipboard embellishments because they can be used on any project like layouts, cards, tags, albums, etc.

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▼ I used an 8.5 x 11 white paper for the background paper. Then, I tore the patterned papers into pieces and laid them to the top and the bottom of the layout to create a beachy atmosphere with blue skies and sand. 

▼ For the seashell chipboard embellishments, I painted them with acrylic paint in white. After the white acrylic paint dried, I applied dry brush paint to add some blue color to the seashells. I used a dry brush and loaded a small amount of blue acrylic paint. Next, I used a piece of tissue to swirl the paintbrush into it and get rid of the wetness from the paint. The key to getting an ideal dry brush effect is by using light pressure to go over the surface.

▼ After I adhered the seashell chipboards to the layout, I also used some ephemera to decorate around the seashells that I fussy cut from a patterned paper.

The size of my photo is 3 x 4 and I covered it with a door frame. Again, I decorated around the photo using the beach-themed pieces I fussy cut from a patterned paper to finish this layout.

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to use chipboard embellishments on your project. Have a blessed day and happy crafting!

Additional products used:
Patterned Papers & Ephemera: P13 Paper Product
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape & Smart Craft Glue


Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishment Pallet

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a patriotic 4th of July home decor project I created using some fabulous Clear Scraps products! And I'm going to walk you through the techniques I used! 

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Starting with the Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I painted the front with two coats of chalk paint in red.  Just about any type of paint will use but chalk is my favorite as it dries quickly and looks nice with the birch wood. 

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Once my paint was dry I was ready to use my Mascil.  Using a spatula and the 6 Inch Fireworks Splash Mascil, I applied gold metallic texture paste to the front of my pallet.  Since the Mascil doesn't quite fit the entire pallet, I allowed each area to dry before re-applying my stencil.  

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I set aside my pallet to dry to work on the Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I painted each one with white chalk paint followed by adding embossing ink + powder to accent. 

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Here is a close up shot of the stars! I  ended up only using three of the four from the set.  I love how they look next to the gold metallic!

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I added a favorite photo from a past holiday along with patterned paper as well as some cute bakers twine. 

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I used my Big Bite to punch holes in the top of my pallet to string this cute plaid red, white, and blue ribbon through to hang my creation!  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Hope this inspires you to create with Clear Scraps today! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Pink Paislee; paint: FolkArt; metallic paste:  Heidi Swapp; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; epoxy stars: Bella Blvd; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: American Crafts, Recollections; misc: ribbon


Under the Sea Circle Pallet

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing a new project using the Circle Pallet Shape as the base.

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The circle pallet was painted with several shades of blue paint. 
For a bit of shimmer, I spritzed on a spray ink.

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Once dry, I used the 6" Beach Fun Stencil to add several stars and sea shells to the background with brown ink.

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Next, I painted the Octopus Chipboard Embellishment with dark blue paint so he would stand out from the background.
I wanted the Octopus to appear happily floating amongst the sea shells.

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The Octopus was adhered to the right side.  Then I added a crab from the 6" Beach Fun Stencil in a different color for a more dramatic effect.
 
With all the pallet shapes available, what will you create with yours?
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other Supplies:  Plaint Paint, Ink

 


Father's Day Card with new Chipboard Border

Hi Ya!

Tami here with you on the blog today with a Father's Day card to share.

I wanted to design something using one of Clear Scraps' new Chipboard Borders; they come in 5 different designs. They measure 11" long so they are a perfect fit for Clear Scraps' new Slimline Albums. They are also great to use on slimline style cards, or--- if you cut them in half you get 2 - 5 1/2" pieces which fit exactly on a standard 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" card.

While looking the borders over, I thought that the semi circle cut outs on the Curves Chipboard Borders might be interesting to play with.

I needed a card for my hubbie for Father's Day, so I decided to pull out some cardstock, inks and trim in blues and browns along with some Father's Day stamps.

The stamp set had a circle Happy Father's Day sentiment that seemed to match up to the size of the cut outs in the borders, so I started there, and kept adding!

Here's how the card turned out...

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Here's how I made it... first, I cut one of the borders in half then inked with several different shades of blue and brown ink...

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Next, I inked up a piece of white cardstock in different shades of blue, spritzed it lightly with water, blotted gently and set it aside to dry...

Once the cardstock had dried, I cut a 3 1/2 X 5 1/4" piece and punched out 3 circles...

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I masked off the bottom of the circle sentiment, inked the stamp, removed the mask and stamped at the top of a circle; repeat for other 2 circles...

I also stamped the sentiment for the card on a leftover piece of the inked paper and hand cut it in the shape of a tag...

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I adhered pieces of twine on the ends of the back of the border with double sided tape, then tied the towards the top...

Then it was time to assemble, I started by adhering the inked paper towards the right side of a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 kraft card base, then adhered the circles to the back of the border before adhering it towards the left of the card base. Attaching the tag with thin twine and a tiny pin finished the card...

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Curves Chipboard Borders and 6" Quarterfoil Stencil

Other: Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks, The Stamps of Life: All Star Dad Stamps, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Pionerr: Double Sided Tape, Cardstock, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Jute, Twine, Tiny Safety Pin and Blue Painter's Tape


Clear Scraps Slimline Albums--Mermaid Tales

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share some summer vibes with you in a

project created using one of the new Clear Scraps Slimline Albums!!

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those summer pictures of the lake, the beach, the pool, whatever!

The cover is different patterned papers torn to create a wave look that adds some

texture to the front of the album too and then one of the Clear Scraps shakers,

the Mini Shaker Fin, is the perfect embellishment.  I painted the top frame using kind 

of an ombre look in different shades of aqua, and traced the tail shape on a beachy

patterned paper for the base piece, then filled the shaker with sparkly sequins in pretty

ocean colors to fit the theme of my mini album.

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The next pages are covered with more patterned papers in shades of blue, aqua, and

patterns that made me think of a pool, or the beach.  The pictures and a few embellishments

were added to complete the page.  I love the larger size in these slimline albums, it gives you

a lot of extra room to add more pictures or embellish with a lot of fun stickers and such!

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There is a lot of room to fit at least 2 pictures, and even full size pictures!

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You can keep the pictures straight, or angle them--again, plenty of room!

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For the last page, I had already traced the mermaid tail on

some patterned paper that reminded me of mermaid tail scales.

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These were glued onto the back of the album at different angles,

then trimmed along the edge of the album, and after they were glued to the

album, and I went around the edges with some glitter glue to give it

just a little of that mermaid sparkle.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Wave Slimline Album, Mini Shaker Fin

Other:  aqua and green acrylic paint, adhesive, foam tape,

white cardstock, Vicki Boutin Storyteller paper and stickers,

ribbon, Stickles glitter glue.

 


Apple Mini Shaker Home Decor

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog to share an end of the school year project I  created using a few of Clear Scraps fabulous products!  School is out for the summer here in Central Illinois and I  thought this home decor project would be cute either as a teacher gift or to show off a last day of school photo!  I  used the new Apple Mini Shaker Shape as the star of my creation and will show you the techniques I  used.  

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I  began with the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape and painted the front using black acrylic paint.  I   made sure I  added paint to the outside edges as well as in between the slats.  

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I    set aside the pallet to dry to work on assembling my shaker.  Using red chalk paint, I  painted the top chipboard frame, as well as the edges of the two inside frames.  

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I   affixed school themed patterned paper to the front of the chipboard base.  I    cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and sanding tool (FYI, you can purchase this same sanding tool through the Clear Scraps shop).

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I    adhered my middle chipboard frames to the base then added colorful chunky sequins to the center.  Next, I  was ready to affix the acrylic overlay.  Last, the top chipboard frame goes on. I  added two school themed die cuts to the front for accent.  

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I    adhered red dot paper to the center slat followed by ledger paper and a fun colorful frame. I  then added more die cuts to accent before adhering my shaker to the front of the pallet. 

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Using my Big Bite, I punched holes at each corner of the pallet to thread ribbon to hang my project.  You can also use string or forego adding a hanger.

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Thank  you for stopping by the blog! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park; chipboard frame, die cuts: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Echo Park; ribbon: May Arts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollection; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool


Summer 3D Frameables

Howdy!

Tami here on the blog with you today to share a project using one of Clear Scraps' new 3D Frameables.

Have you seen them? It's a unique frame concept that lets you change out themes to match whatever photo you want to use.

You pick out a base and a frame design - there are 3 to choose from. Then pick out a theme from 9 different ones to compliment your photo.

Now you can have a year round frame that you can change with the seasons or holidays!

I love the Summer theme with it's Flip Flops wood shape. It was perfect to use with the pic I had of my son playing in the sprinkler...

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I used printed paper to cover the base and the flip flops. I used a contrasting paper on the back of the flip flops to make the straps stand out. Clear Scraps' Sanding Stick makes the process easier. The tip gets between the dips in the scallop frame. The Sanding Stick comes in 2 sizes and has replaceable belts which you can move on the stick so that you always have a nice fresh sanding area.

I inked the frame and the Summer word using Oxide inks in an ombre pattern.

I wanted a little more color around the frame, so I added dots that I punched from printed paper.

My photo was also a little slim for the square opening. So I matted it on cardstock and added a coordinating sticker to fill the space.

If you'd like to use your frame year round and change out the themes, you could paint or cover the base and frame with neutral colors.

Or maybe do a different base and frame combo for each season.

I think these would also make great gifts! If you are looking for a unique wedding gift, consider making a set for the new couple. And father's day is coming up soon!

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps' blog; please come back soon to see what projects the other talented designers have to share with you!

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: 3D Frameables Base and Scallop Frame and Summer theme and Large Sanding Stick

Other: Bo Bunny Printed Papers, Ranger Distress Oxide Inks, Clear Snap: Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and 3/4" circle punch


Summer Sweet Layout

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here!  I'm here to share a layout project with you today. I'm using the new Clear Scraps popsicle shaker for this project. Isn't it the cutest?  I think it's perfect for decorating all those summer layouts. Click Here to get yours!

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The papers I'm using for my layout are from Simple stories Summer Farmhouse. 

To begin we will start working on our shaker. Remove pieces from the package. I took one of the journaling cards from this collection, to use for my shaker background. Trace around your bottom shaker piece with a pencil. Cut out your image and using Beacon 3 in 1 glue, adhere the paper to your bottom shaker base. Then take x-acto knife trim around your shaker shape. Distress your edges till smooth and even. Set aside.

Next I took some red acrylic paint and painted the top piece of my shaker and around all the sides of my other shaker pieces. Let dry. Then I  took a piece of paper resembling wood and glued to the bottom handle of my top shaker piece. Trim and distress edges as you did previously. Now you're ready to glue your shaker pieces together. After gluing the first 2 pieces, you can carefully add any shaker filler elements in the center.  I'm using just one of the many shaker fillers available from Clear Scraps. Click Here to see them all. Then before gluing the acrylic piece, make sure to peel off the protective film on both sides. Then lastly, glue on your top piece. Do not shake or move your shaker until it's throughly dry. 

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Next we are ready to make our scrapbook page. I chose a background paper from the collection and a photo. I fussy cut out some banner flags, and the I love Summer heart. I chose some clouds and a sun from the empherma pack. I always like to play around with the placement of my embellishments before gluing them onto my page. I took some twine and adhered my banner flags on top. 

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I matted my photo onto white cardstock, and acouple of coordinating papers from this collection. Then added some foam squares to the back of my photo mat before adhering to my scrapbook layout to give it more dimension. I added some foam dots to the I love Summer heart and adhered it onto the upper right corner of my photo. I adhered a crystal heart gem on the tab above my photo. Then finished adding a few colored enamel dots on the bottom right corner of the photo mat. 

I glued my shaker popsicle to the left of my photo. I added a few sentiment stickers to my bottom left corner of my layout. 

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Here's some close ups:

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and I've inspired you to create some fun layouts with all your summer photos! Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and love when you share your projects on our Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page. 

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See you soon! Happy Scrapbooking!

Other Supplies used: Simple Stories Summer Farmhouse collection, Beacon 3 in 1 glue,  foam dots, twine, heart gem, enamel dots.

 

 


Patriotic Stars DIY Wood Shapes

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here to share a home decor project I created using the Stars DIY Wood Shapes!  It's been awhile since I've made a banner and thought this would be perfect for days like today as well as the 4th of July. The DIY Wood Shapes come in packs of three so you can use together one at a time. 

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I began by painting my Wood Shapes with chalk paint in red. I did not worry too much about coverage and allowed some of the wood to show through. 


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Once my paint was dry, I took a tea light candle and applied a generous amount of wax to the surface of the wood.  If your desired end result is to have a more distressed look you will want to apply a large amount of wax. 


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I then applied off white chalk paint in sections, using a paint scraper to remove excess paint before drying.  I did go back with a bit of sand paper to the surface for additional distressing. 

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied patterned paper to a portion of each star followed by adding embellishments. 

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For the center star, I painted the Star DIY Wood Frame and backed it with patterned paper.  I  then added some colorful bakers twine and adding a die cut before adhering with the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 

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I used a punch to place holes in each end of the stars to string ribbon through in order to hang my project! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Wishing you safe holiday!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Pink Paislee; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; metal charms: Tim Holtz; star pins: Maya Road; paint: FolkArt;  hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: tea light candle, paint scraper, sanding tool. 


Seashell Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share this beach themed shaker card featuring the mini shaker shell. I am a big fan of all the shakers and I enjoy using them to create shaker cards, turning them into something unique!

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▼ The shaker pack includes 1 chipboard back, 3 chipboard forms, and 1 acrylic divider.

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▼ I started by decorating the shell shaker. First, I laid a chipboard form on a patterned paper, traced the shape using a pencil, cut it out, and adhered to the chipboard back using tacky glue.

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▼ Here I adhered two chipboard forms to the chipboard back and placed the sequins. Then, remove protective films on both sides of the acrylic divider and glue it to the chipboard form.

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▼ Next, I gave a coat of white embossing powder to the chipboard form and used tacky glue to adhere it to the top of the shell.

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▼ Here you can see all the ephemera that I fussy cut from a patterned paper. I used them to layer and decorate around the card.

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▼ The card size is 6.5 x 5 inches. I used white card stock and covered it with a wood grain patterned paper for the background. And I just layered and glued all the elements and the shell shaker to finish the card.

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Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to create some shaker cards using the cute shakers. Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: P13 Beyond the Sea Collection
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape & Foam Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Card Stock: Recollections White Blank Cards
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink
- Paper Trimmer: Fiskars


Clear Scraps This is Us Desktop Frame--Wedding Gift Frame

Hey everybody!  Laura here to share with you today!  I've got a great gift idea that would

be perfect for an anniversary, wedding, engagement, or even someone that is expecting

to use for their first family picture!

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Isn't this frame simply sweet?  Best yet, this can be created using up those scraps of

pretty patterned paper you haven't been able to part with!  Time to use them for a

pretty frame to give to someone special as a gift!  And it all starts with the Clear Scraps

This is Us Desktop Frame!  Are you familiar with our desktop frames?  The are easy

to decorate any way you'd like and either spruce up your home decor with a favorite

memory, or make a few to have on hand for adorable gifts!  And even better, the frame

doesn't have to be glued into the base if you want to mail it, so it just pops out to fold

flat!  I love this option, especially for gift giving!

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Here you can see I painted most of the frame and base using black acrylic paint.

I did paint the rectangle on the frame using white paint, and brushed just a bit of gray

to give it a bit of a distressed wood/farmhouse look.  The smaller part of the base and

behind the frame, I added a black and white floral pretty patterned paper, and then a

small rectangle of black and then white cardstock layered to create a spot to put a picture. 

You can leave the top of the frame unglued if you'd rather to slip in a larger picture.  I also

added a few heart and flower stickers which fits the wedding theme well.  The black and 

white is a nice compliment to any color that the bride and groom or bridal party wear.

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The final touch is the "Mr. & Mrs." Chipboard Word Title from Clear Scraps.

It's painted with black acrylic paint and just glued right onto the frame.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  This is Us Desktop Frame, Mr. & Mrs. Chipboard Word Title

Other:  Acrylic Paint--black, white, gray, floral patterned paper,

black and white cardstock, Bella Blvd. Trinkets Puffy Stickers--black & white