Embellishments

Clear Scraps Slimline Tab Album--Dreamer Mixed Media

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you today to get those creative

juices flowing in the New Year with a little mixed media album!

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The perfect starting point for a great mixed media album is a

Slimline Album from Clear Scraps!  You can choose chipboard,

(this one is the Chip TAB Slimline), or acrylic or wood.

To create the distressed look on this project cover, I

 started with a wash of distress paint in a soft green color.

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Next step was to frame out the front cover a bit.

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Bronze distress stain was brushed directly onto the edges.

The back cover got the same treatment.  To add to the

distressed appearance, a layer of Walnut Stain ink was applied.

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I used a sponge applicator and brushed the entire surface and

heavily all around the edges.  Some black distress spray was

spattered on the surface, and blotted to keep the look soft.

The cover was embellished with some stamped gear images,

metal pieces, and the gorgeous clock face.  That one is the

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps.

It got the same treatment as the cover, just a little heavier

on the bronze color to give it that patina metal look.

Here is the peek at the inside pages...

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On the right side, it's a simple piece of cardstock cut to size, then

folded in half.  Love to add inserts to these albums!  And there's

a little something hiding behind that...

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This page is just something to look pretty in between.

Of course you could always add a pic or a journal card!

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I included some lined cards on this page to add thoughts or

prayer requests.  Can also add a page or two of lined paper

in here later as my lists for the year grow.

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A fun section to add ideas and thoughts for new projects!

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The final section is one to add thoughts on improvement,

health, volunteer opportunities, etc.

Hope you enjoyed hanging out today!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chip TAB Slimline Album,

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and Spray,

Black Soot Distress Spray, Walnut Stain Distress Ink,

Antique Bronze Distress Stain, Kraft cardstock, twine,

Stamperia Mechanical Fantasy paper collection,

 Asst'd metal embellishments, mini alpha,

Stampers Anonymous Observations,  ribbon,

enamel dots, foam tape, glue.


Coffee Mug Shaker Card

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun card I created using the Coffee Mug Mini Shaker Shape! And I'm also going to share the techniques I used!  

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I began by painting the front cover of my shaker with chalk paint in light pink. I adhered the middle frames together using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and painted the inside and outside edges. 

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I then applied embossing ink to the front surface of the outside frame and added glitter pink embossing powder.  

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I set aside my front cover and applied adhesive to the chipboard base of my shaker. I placed it face down on the B side of the pattern I wanted to use. 

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I cut away excess paper using my scissors and x-acto knife followed by using my sanding tool to smooth any edges. I then assembled my shaker by adhering the middle two frames and adding my sequins. Next, the acrylic overlay is affixed followed by the chipboard top frame. 

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For the front of my card I decided to use a portion of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.  Here, I cut a 4.5 x 5.5 inch piece in which I used an oversized stamp with black StazOn. It's helpful to only peel the protective frame from the side you are working.  

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Once my ink was dry, I turned over my acrylic and removed the protective film.  I added alcohol ink in Butterscotch as well as drops of Mixative in Snow Cap.  

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Here is a close up of my assembled shaker as well as the acrylic background.  I find it helpful to use Beacon to adhere the shaker to my projects.

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The collection I used had this cute sentiment that I  thought went perfect with my shaker!  I added a small flower die cut to place under it and popped up the sentiment with foam tape. 

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On the inside, I adhered some cute pink ledger paper and stamped a sentiment as shown. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers by clicking HERE!  Have a great weekend!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, washi tape, brads, chipboard shapes:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; embossing ink, embossing powder, heat tool: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; ink: Tsuneiko, Ranger; stamps: Stamping Up, Recollections; sequins: Jillibean Soup, Recollections, Pinkfresh Studios; alcohol ink: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; border punch: EK Success; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


Snow Days 3D Winter Frameables

Hello Crafty Friends:

It's Dana here! I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today to share a Winter Home Decor project!

Winter time is upon us and a chill is in the air! I love to decorate my home for all the seasons and holidays. These 3D Winter Frameables are sure to melt your heart! 

For our project today we will be using Clear Scraps Base and Frame-square and Winter/flake word and shape.  

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We will also use the Clear Scraps Garden Tools Chipboard Embellishment Shapes -shovel.

The papers I used to decorate my 3D Frameables are from Carta Bella Welcome Winter collection. 

To start this project,  I removed the word and shape pieces from my package. With my pencil, I traced around my snowflake shape onto coordinating patterned paper. Cut it out roughly, glued my paper onto my wood surface using Beacon 3 in 1 glue.  Then I trimmed around the edges of my snowflake using my x-acto knife. Using my Clear Scraps sanding tool,  I distressed and smoothed around all edges of the snowflake. You could also stamp, paint or spray your wood shapes, if you prefer.

To color my winter words wood shape, with my finger, I rubbed over the surface some Spectrum Noir metallic was in "Cobalt". This will give your wood surface a nice shimmery glow. Let dry.

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After your winter wood words are dry, I took a palette knife and applied some fake snow on the top edges of my winter words. I adhered a puffy snowflake sticker to the top of my letter I. And a puffy tree sticker to the bottom of the letter T.

To decorate my wood snowflake shape, I adhered a "Snow days" ephermera piece to the center of my snowflake using foam dots. Then on the edges of emu snowflake, I adhered some enamel dots in blue and white.

Take your Clear Scraps Chipboard shovel piece and add some acrylic paints in brown, gray and silver, with a paintbrush. Set aside to dry. 

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Now remove both bases from your package. Choose 2 coordinating papers from the collection and trace, trim and distress all edges, including the slits in between on each base. Make sure all slits are free of any excess paper.

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Then take your Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhere both bases together, making sure all your slots line up.

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Now we can work on our frame! I covered my frame with a different coordinating paper,  trim the outside and inside of the frame and distress around the edges as we did previously with the other wood pieces. You may add a photo to the back of your frame or one of the journaling cards from this collection.  

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I slid my frame and other pieces into each slot on the base. Now you can decorate your frame!  I glued my chipboard shovel to the left side of my frame. Adhered a puffy cocoa mug sticker on the right. Added a "Freezin Season" ephemera  sentiment to the top of my frame with foam dots. I also glued some white/silver pompoms along the top edge of my frame! 

Then I twisted a couple pipe cleaners in silver and white together. Then glued around the base. I took a few white pompoms and piled up on the left side surface of my base, to resemble snowballs! To finish I added alittle bit of fake snow on the bottom of my shovel.

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I hope I have inspired you to start creating those winter home decor projects! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website to check out all the 3D Frameables available to purchase. Click Here

Here are some closeups!

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Till next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 glue, silver/white pompoms, silver/white pipe cleaners, Foam dots, Carta Bella Welcome Winter collection, enamel dots, Aleene's fake snow, small white pompoms., xacto knife, sanding tool or distress tool.

 

 

 

 


Featured Designer Hazel Estibeiro: DIY Christmas Projects!

Hello! It's Hazel back to share my last projects with you!  Today, I'm showcasing  Christmas crafts featuring Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shapes as well as a holiday canvas! 

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First up  is the details  of  the Gnome Mini Shaker Shape which can easily be decorated as Santa! 
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I have used acrylic paint to colour the shaker pieces
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I have used  Deck Halls Christmas paper pack to design one base of the shaker.
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   Coloured and ready to assemble.
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I have used shaker beads on the base and assembled the  shaker.

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 I have used Christmas small paper cutouts to decorate it
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Designed the Santa face shaker and ready to gift or hang on your Christmas tree.

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Next, up is the Mason Jar Mini Shaker Shape!

 
I have used design paper to cut out the shape of the jar to stick on the base of the shaker.
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I have cut the shape ready to stick on the base, and used grey acrylic colour to colour the next shaker parts.
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 I have used decorative Christmas cut outs and glitter on the base and assembled all the three parts of the jar shaker to form a beautiful Shaker jar as gift or to hang on your Christmas tree.
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I have used a paper pack design paper to cover the Christmas tree shape.
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 Then used acrylic colours to colour the shape of the gift box and Christmas sentiment.
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Used a 6x6 canvas and distressed it with green Lindy’s spray colour.
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Assembled and adhered my Chipboard Embellishment Shape and Wood Shapes on the canvas.
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Lastly designed the canvas using Christmas embellishments and cutouts to form a decor artwork.
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Thank you for stopping by the blog! I  hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps! Have a wonderful day!

 

 


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Holiday Joy LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today sharing a LO idea for

your holiday or winter photos!

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One of the easiest types of LO's is just setting up a grid.  They can

fill the entire page, or just trickle across the page like this one does. 

I used some patterned paper that had frames with images and

started cutting them apart and arranging them.  Or you could do the

same by framing images, or more pictures in white.  It's important

to have a strong focus with a LO like this, and one of the best ways

to do that is with your title.  The colors in this paper were so bright

 and fun, that I decided to follow suit and embrace that by carrying

that through with the title.  Here's where the awesome pieces from

Clear Scraps come in!  You can customize them to any color,

to match any papers or embellishments you'd like!

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The cute Joy Mini Shaker from Clear Scraps packs a cute punch! 

It's painted with bright green and pink acrylic paint, and the shaker

part, I chose to make it look like a little snow globe.  Super simple,

with some snow patterned paper and a little snowman sticker. 

Some bling crystals inside the shaker and a few rhinestones on the

letters give it a sparkly finish.  To see all of the options available,

stop by the Clear Scraps store to check them all out HERE.

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The word "holiday" is one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Script Word

Titles, painted with bright pink acrylic paint to match just as the Joy

mini shaker was.  I love the ability to coordinate everything so easily!

Make sure to check these out in the Clear Scraps store!  The word

"holiday" is HERE.  Find all the choices right HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Joy Mini Shaker, Holiday Chipboard Script Word Title.

Other:  Pink and green acrylic paint, pink rhinestones, pink and clear

shaker gems, PhotoPlay Paper Tulla & Norbert's Christmas Party paper, 

stickers, and chipboard, adhesive, foam tape.


Winter XL Wood Gnome

Hello craft friends!  It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a project with you all about winter! Truth be told, I like to scrapbook about winter much more winter itself.  Living in the Midwest, there isn't much to do outdoors in the cold and snow!  I'm more of a warm weather and sunshine girl!  

The XL Wood Gnome 2 is perfect for dressing up for just about any theme or holiday!  I used a bright winter theme for my Gnome to decorate the area next to our fireplace! 

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Using chalk paint in a light blue, I painted the hands and nose of the Gnome and set aside to dry. 

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I also used the same color of paint to color the feet of my gnome as shown. I did not worry about my lines being perfect as I knew I would be covering part of the body with patterned paper. 

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While my paint dries, I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the front of my hat and to the body of the gnome.  I used my x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth any excess paper away. 

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I  used the Wood Holiday Collection 3 Pack to have pieces to switch out on the front of the Gnome.  I painted the front of the Snowflake with chalk paint in the same light blue chalk paint. 

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I then added embossing ink around the edges followed by a blue metallic embossing powder. 

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Here is the end result of the Snowflake. I added embellishments from the collection I used and affixed it to the Gnome with velcro for easy removal. 

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I  covered the Tree using patterned paper and my Beacon Adhesive.  I then added a light coat of white acrylic paint the edges followed by using circular embellishments. 

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Last is an ornament which I layered with washi tape.  I used my sanding tool to smooth excess off the edges followed by adding paint in light blue around the edges. 

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I covered the two oval bases with patterned paper and affixed them together with my hot glue gun. I did add a little extra glue to the slots where the feet insert for sturdiness. 

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On the hat, I added pink and black ribbon as well as embellishments to the brim for accent. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can check out all of the Wood Shapes  and Collection Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, washi tape: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; ribbon: May Arts; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt;  embossing powder: Stampendous; embossing ink, heat gun:  Ranger; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, hot glue gun, velcro. 


Christmas Joy Slimline Album

Hello Crafters!

I'm Dana and I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog!  Christmas is approaching fast. If you are looking for some Christmas gift ideas, I'm here to hopefully inspire you with how to create a Slimline style album using Clear Scraps Chipboard Scalloped Slimline album. Click Here and also using Clear Scraps Chipboard Star bulbs Click Here 

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To start this project, we will be covering all our base pages including the front cover and back with paper. All papers will measure 5x11 inches. I'm using Mintay's Merry and Bright collection. But any Christmas papers you have in your stash will work. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3-1 glue. Paint all tabs with cream acrylic paint. 

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Next cut apart one of your Clear Scraps Chipboard star bulbs from the pack. We will only be using one of the star bulbs for this project. You can save the other bulb for a future project. Using acrylic paint in gold metallic, apply paint on the hanging string and top of your star bulb. Then apply glue to the bow and sprinkle gold glitter on top. Shake off any excess glitter. Apply glue to the ornament bulb and sprinkle with green glitter. Shake off access glitter. Set aside to dry.

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Next I fussycut the mistletoe image from the ephermera sheet. Ink edges and apply foam dots to the back. Glue this piece on top of duplicate image on your front cover. Then take and add foam dots to the back of your chipboard Star bulb and adhere on the front of your album. Then apply some sticker sentiments onto front tabs. To finish the front cover, I added acouple sentiment chipboard stickers on the top and bottom of my cover. 

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Here's a close-up:

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Page 1: I made a pocket page, cut at 5x 4 & 1/2 inches, punched my bottom hole before adhering. Using a border punch,  I added a gold metallic border to the top edge of my pocket. I fussy cut out a pointsetta image from leftover scrap paper and adhered to top left side of my page, using foam dots. Applied some Stickles glitter to leaves and stamens. Tucked a journaling card inside my pocket. Added a sentiment chipboard sticker in the middle of my pocket. 

Page 2: Adhered a cream cardstock photo mat measuring 4 x 6 and adhered to the center of my page. Added a chipboard sticker flag to top of my photo mat. Sentiment sticker to the bottom of my photo mat. Then glued acouple small flowers on each side of my sentiment. Add a sticker border along the edge.

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Page 3 & 4 :

I couldn't bear to cover up these pretty papers so I left these pretty basic. I fussy cut one of the cute elves and adhered to the top left page using foam dots. Then glued a small pom pom to the top of his hat. Applied Stickles glitter to his collar and fur on his hat. I fussy cut a blue bulb ornament and using foam dots adhered this on top of the duplicate image on the left side of page 3. Add border stickers on each sides.

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Pages 4: I cut a scrap paper measuring 4 x 8 1/2 inches, score 1/2 inch at the right side and adhere at the right side as a flip page. Inside I added a photo mat 3 x 5 1/2 inches and adhered to the center of my page. Then added acouple stickers, one on the inside flap of my flip page and one on top of my photo mat. I glued another small pom pom to the little elves hat! 

Page 6: I cut another photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 inches and adhered to the center of my page. I added a flag sentiment sticker at top left side of my photo mat. Adhered 2 other sentiment chipboard stickers to the upper right corner of my page. Fussy cut a ornament image from the ephermera sheet and applied at the bottom of my page. Fussy cut the snowflake cookie and adhered on top of my ornament image eith foam dots. Glued a silver gem in the middle of my snowflake! Adhered border stickers along each edge of both pages. 

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Pages 7: I didn't want to cover up this cute paper lol  so all I did was add a sentiment chipboard sticker at the top of my page. 

Page 8: I took 5 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top.  For the Santa journaling card,  I  stapled a ticket onto my card before adhering to my page. Then adhered them all as a waterfall onto my page. Added a sentiment flap sticker on the top right of my page. Added some Stickles glitter to my Santa fur and beard!

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To finish this album, I tied some red sparkle tulle, gold and green mesh ribbon through the holes of my album. I hope you have been inspired today and will create a treasured album to enjoy for years to come!

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Here's some more closeups!

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Thank you so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today! Hope you have enjoyed this project and come away inspired. Be sure to check out all the new Slimline Albums and other craft supplies from Clear Scraps Click Here

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! Looking forward to see what you create!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3-1 glue, foam dots, Mintay Merry and Bright collection,  Stickles glitter: Christmas Red, Diamond, Holly Green, Martha Stewart glitter in Green and Gold, Martha Stewart border punch, acrylic paints cream and metallic gold, scoring board, bone folder, paper trimmer, hole punch, Christmas Red sparkle Tulle, Gold and Green mesh ribbons.

 


Noel Altered Tag

Happy Christmas Eve!

Tami here on the blog with you today with a holiday project to show you.

I really like Clear Scraps Door Chipboard Embellishment. I could just picture a Christmas wreath hanging on it.

That was the starting point of this altered tag...

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I used one of the chipboard tags from the Chipboard Tag Album as a base. I painted it with a layer of white crackle paste. You can speed up the dry time with a heat gun or just let it air dry. Once the crackle paint was dry, I added a layer of glitter paint around the edges...

I painted the door red and the Noel Chipboard Word Title gold. I distressed the tag, door and word with brown chalk ink...

I used a piece of silver foil paper to back the upper portion of the door. I used a pouncing brush with white paint to make it look frosty. Then I adhered the foil into the top portion of the door...

I cut a small piece of printed paper to use for the bottom of the door. You could also remove this piece and back it like I did on the top. I adhered the paper, then used the pouncing brush again to add snow to the door...

I adhered a small wreath to the upper portion of the door, adhered the door to the tag using foam tape, then added Noel towards the bottom...

I finished the tag by adding holly around the top of the door, tying a gold ribbon in the hole and then using a dress pin to attach a tiny jingle bell...

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Wishing you a very Merry CHRISTmas!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Basic Door Chipboard Embellishment, Chipboard Tag Album and Noel Chipboard Word Title

Other: Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board, Deco Art: White Crackle Paint, Clearsnap: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Mini Wreath, Mini Garland, Rusty Jingle Bell, Dress Pin, White and Gold Paint, Gold Ribbon and Vintage Silver Cord


Happy New Year Wine Bottle Tag

Welcome back, everyone!  I'm Maureen and I'm sharing a project that will get you ready for any of those end of the year New Years parties!  It's fun to have a hostess gift if you plan on attending any events this season, and this idea assembles in just minutes.  I always need a hostess idea - and a great bottle of wine or champagne, decorated up with a handmade tag is such a welcome gift!

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I've chosen the Mini Wine Glass Chipboard Shaker as the focal point for this tag.  It's such a fun embellishment and would look great on a tag, gift bag or card!  

My first step was to cut out a shimmery black card stock tag at a 4" by 11" size, then cut out a 2.5" circle at the top with a die cut.  I've created a scored fold line underneath the circle to give the tag a better way to lay flat.

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From here, I'm using the 6" Bubbles Stencil on the tag, and a white ink and sponge.  Take the sponge and dab through the stencil in spots you want to have bubbles show through.  

Next, I've prepared the wine glass shaker by tracing the shape on both a sparkly black paper as well as a polka dot paper for the inside of the shaker.  Once I cut these out, I've glued them to the top layer and the inside of the shape.

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I decided to go back over the edges of the shape with a black marker so the chipboard edges would match the rest of the tag.  I also added some Wedding Sequins in the middle of my shape along with some number pieces I had from a previous project.  Then, I glued the acrylic piece down and the top layer over it.

To give the festive look of a countdown, I've cut numbers from a die cut set and placed them in cascading order down the side of the tag.  These are cut with a silver sparkle card stock.

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I added the "cheers" phrase to the front of the wine glass as well, and it really pulls all the other colors together!

At the bottom of the tag, I've attached the Mini Wine Glass shaker with a tacky glue.  The specific card stock I chose is of a heavier weight and handles the chipboard element beautifully.

Clear_Scraps_Wine_Shaker_New_Years7You can add a bit more bling by adding some sparkle glue accents to the edges of the bubbles and letters on the tag.  Now all you need is a bottle of wine or sparkling cider to hang it on!  Your hosts will enjoy a special handmade gift from you.  I invite you to check out the selection of shakers available on the Clear Scraps site for last minute gifts like this!

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I hope you enjoy the upcoming end of year festivities and I'm wishing you all an amazing 2022.  See you next year!

Maureen


Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallet--I Still Believe

Hi there friends!  Laura is here with you today to share a little Christmas Spirit home

decor!  I grabbed one of the ever so awesome Clear Scrap's Medium DIY Square Pallets

and got creating!

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It's a bright, colorful festive project that's easy to do!  To start, the edges of the pallet

were brushed with some bright green acrylic paint.  The the patterned paper was cut

to fit and glued down (I did brush a little distress ink on the edges first!).  If you want,

you can always just paint the entire thing too.  Then it was time to decorate it up!

My theme was believing in Santa, and Clear Scraps to the rescue!  Their Mini Shakers

are hard to beat!  The Mini Shaker Sled is the perfect version of Santa's own! 

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The frame was painted with black paint since it was a background piece but I still wanted

it to "pop" to show the outline of the sleigh.  The back of the sled shaker was traced onto a

piece of peppermint stripe patterned paper.  It was glued all together after I added some

pretty, festive, sparkle using the Clear Scraps Holiday Sequins.   The word "Believe" is one

of the many Chipboard Script Word Titles available in the Clear Scraps store.  These are

seriously one of my very favorite things Clear Scraps makes!  The are a great addition to

home decor projects like this, to cards, to layouts.  Really a lot of ways to get creative with

them too!  I painted the "Believe" with acrylic paint and then layered on some glitter glue

for just a touch of sparkle.  You can ink, or stamp on, or spray mist or even emboss to your

hearts content on these pieces!  Make sure to check them all out HERE.

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Just a few more stickers, a journal card I fussy cut and a little twine and of course some

adorable little jingle bells and a touch of bling to finish it off just right!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Medium Square DIY Pallet, Mini Shaker Sled,

Holiday Sequins, Believe Chipboard Script Word Title

Other:  Red and Black acrylic paint, Nuvo Glitter Drops--White

Blizzard, PhotoPlay Tulla & Norbert's Christmas Party collection

kit paper and stickers, rhinestones, twine, jingle bells.


Christmas Acrylic Deco Slimline Album

Hello friends! The Christmas countdown is on with only a week left to go! Do you have your shopping finished? I am so behind this year but its ok as it will all get done.  Today, I'm sharing a Christmas themed mini using the    Acrylic Deco Slimline Album!  At first, I had planned to create a Christmas countdown/December Daily album but decided against it.  I thought I would have an album to add photos and journaling to at a later date.  

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I left the front cover of the album "bare" but did add the new Scallop Rectangle Mini Shaker Shape! Not only did I fill the center with sequins, but inserted die cuts and stickers as well! You can also see the Fancy Chipboard Borders that I painted with white acrylic paint and adhered using my Beacon 3 in 1 Adhesive. 

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Each page measures 5.5 x 11 so I cut my background pages to 4.5 x 10.5 inches. This gave enough room for the deco tabs to not be covered by patterned paper.  I then added spaces for journaling and or photos. 

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Here, I utilized one of the longer list cards of the collection I used to create a page about things I love about Christmas!  

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For my mini albums, I always love inserting something different for a page such as a pocket or flap. Here, I used paper to sew a pocket to store photos and tags for journaling.  

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Most of my photos I mat with white cardstock and plan them to be 4x4 or 4x5. I also usually will layer extra patterns under my photo mat as well along with embellishments. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Slimline Albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard stickers, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread

 


Sweet Tidings Wall Hanging

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm here to share a home decor project just in time for the holidays. I love creating Home Decor projects. Don't you? Clear Scraps has so many wooden shapes and pallets that are perfect to decorate and match any holiday or season! 

For my project today, we will be using Clear Scraps Wood Stars 3 pack Click Here 

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and one of the new Clear Scraps mini shakers-scallop rectangle Click Here

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To begin our project, remove one of the wooden stars from your package. You can save the other two stars, for future projects. I began by tracing around my star shape with a pencil onto a patterned paper. I chose Frank Garcia's Sweet Peppermint collection. But any festive paper in your stash will work. I cut out my shape and glued my paper onto my star wood base using Beacon 3-1 glue. Then trimmed off any excess paper using my x-acto knife. I took my sanding tool Click Here  and smoothed around all the edges. 

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Next I added some tacky glue all around the edges of my star shape, then sprinkled some red chunky glitter along the edges. It's a bit messy,  but I love the sparkle look! Set aside to dry. 

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While that's drying, we can work on our shaker! Remove your top shaker piece from the package. I traced around shaker with my pencil onto another coordinating paper. But you can also paint, or add glitter onto your shaker frame, if you prefer. Then cut out and glue your paper onto the top shaker piece. Then I trimmed and distressed along the edges, as we did previously with our wood star shape. Now take the bottom shaker piece from your package. And add a photo or one of the cute journaling cards and glue in the center of my bottom piece. Then take your next two chipboard shaker pieces and glue on top of the bottom piece. You can now add whatever shaker filler you like. I'm using these pretty Clear Scraps Holiday sequins to fill my shaker. Click Here 

Then peel off the protective film on both sides of your acrylic piece, before gluing on top of your previous layer. Lastly add your top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry. Do not shake or else your sequins will stick to the sides.

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To finish off my shaker, I added some crystal gems on the front to add some sparkle! Then glue your shaker to the center of your star. 

Now we are ready to decorate our piece. I added a variety of embellishments from this collection. I cut out two different sentiments and inked the edges with distress ink. Added some foam dots to the back of my sentiments. Then adhered one above my frame and the other on the right side of my star. On the right side of my star, I stapled a ticket stub and adhered with glue. Then added this cute little bird chipboard sticker. I also glued a flower at the top of my star point. On the bottom I added a snowflake sticker and mitten chipboard. 

To finish my piece, I tied 2 knots at the end of my piece of tulle and hot glued them to the back of my star. Now it's ready to display!

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Here are some closeups!

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I hope I've inspired you to get out your craft supplies and start creating your own home decor piece or maybe start making those Christmas gifts for those you love. 

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today! We love to see all your projects so please share on the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative page. Be sure to check out all the new products available from Clear Scraps. Click Here

Until next time,  Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing flowers, foam dots, Frank Garcia's Sweet Peppermint collection, Distress ink, sanding tool, Beacon 3-1 glue, Tulle, Martha Stewart Chunky glitter-garnet, Prima crystals.


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Acrylic Window Shaker Gift Card

Hey everyone!  Who's ready for the holidays?  It's time to get those gifts and cards in

order if you haven't gotten there yet!  I'm sharing a two in one project for a little

inspiration today using one of the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!

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ornament included as a gift!  The Clear Scraps Mini Bulb Shaker was used to

 create an ornament to hang on the tree!  The ornament was painted black and

the top of the ornament brushed with silver metallic wax paste. 

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I traced the back of the ornament on some pretty paper and put it all together using

the Clear Scraps Holiday Sequins (I did pick some of the green out).  I punched a hole

using the larger tabletop crop o dile and some elbow grease, but you could punch each

layer as you go too.  A bit of twine, a touch of ribbon and a few stickers finished it off.

To create the card, I cut a piece of white cardstock to a length of 9&1/2" by 5&1/2".

The 9&1/2" length is scored at 4&1/4", 4&1/2", 8&3/4" and finally 9".  This will give

the card a slight (1/4") gusset or box fold so it has the room to hold the ornament.  I

punched a decorative edge along the one side, but you could leave it plain, add ribbon

etc. On the front of the card, I wanted to add a clear acrylic window to show off that

pretty ornament! So I made a 3&1/4 by 4&1/2" window in the white cardstock.

Super easy to do using my trimmer.

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Here I had glued the acrylic "window" in place after the "icicles" (some nuvo glitter glue)

had dried.  It's glued to the back of the frame, and then I cut a piece of paper to cover

the frame both front and back.  You can find acrylic sheets in the Clear Scraps store HERE

The inside of the card was covered with a buffalo plaid patterned paper, then the card

was tied shut using some twine with a jingle bell accent added as a final touch.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hope you enjoyed this little gift idea!  Make sure to stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Sheet, Mini Bulb Shaker, Holiday Sequins

Other:  white cardstock, black cardstock, PhotoPlay Kringle & Co

collection paper and stickers, black acrylic paint, silver metallic wax,

nuvo white blizzard glitter drops, twine, ribbon, edger punch, jingle bell.


Heart Pallet with Seashells Home Decor Piece

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a home decor piece featuring our Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape embellished with our Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments and Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments along with a few other supplies! Can't tell you how much I enjoyed creating this! Even though we're almost officially into Winter, I'm squeezing in one more Summer-themed project! It's never too early to get started on next year's gift ideas! ;)

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I started by painting the front and back of the Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape with Glacier chalk paint.

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Then I moved on to the Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments and Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments, and painted them with Prominent Pink, Tuscan Red and Oatmeal chalk paint, all mixed separately with Farmhouse White Ash paint to get the desired colors for the individual shells. Then I adhered various shades of pink cardstock behind the shells and inked the edges with antique linen distress ink.

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I die cut the twisted rope background and adhered it at an angle to the heart pallet.

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I attached the shells, one by one, to the heart pallet and then added three pieces of sea glass (not sure if it's real or faux but it works!) that I inked with tumbled glass distress ink. 

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I die cut the letters needed for the sentiment, adhered them in the upper left corner, and then added dark blue gemstones to finish the piece.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape
Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments
Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Kraft, pink and navy cardstock; distress ink, dies, white paint; pink, red, oatmeal and light blue chalk paint; sea glass, hot glue gun, dark blue bling

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 3D Framables

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog to hopefully inspire you with a fun Christmas Home Decor project using Clear Scraps 3D Frameables! They are so easy and fun to create. For today's project I'm using the base and Deco frame Click Here plus Christmas word and tree shape. Click Here

Christmas is just around the corner, but you still have plenty of time to make those special gifts or decor items to decorate your home. 

To start off, remove your two base pieces from your package. You can paint your bases using acrylic paints or trace onto any craft papers you have on hand, then cut them out. I chose to cover both bases 2 different coordinating papers from Carta Bella A Very Merry Christmas collection. I wanted to give my 3D Frameables a more vintage look. But any papers will do! 

I trimmed all along the edges of both bases using my x-acto knife. Then distressed edges till smooth. I prefer using Clear Scraps sanding tools Click Here  Make sure to sand in between each of the slits on top of both bases till smooth and clear of any excess paper. Then glue both bases together using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Set aside to dry.

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Next remove your wood and shape pieces from your package. I painted my Christmas tree with green acrylic paint. For the base of the tree I used brown acrylic paint. For my Christmas words I painted them using red acrylic paint. You can add glitter or stamp these if you like. Set these aside to dry.

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Now take your frame and another coordinating paper. Trace around your image using your pencil. Then cut, trim around edges with your x-acto knife. Then smooth around the edges of your frame using your sanding tool. You can now add a photo or one of the journaling cards to the back of your frame with glue. Now glue your top frame to the base frame piece, making sure to line up the top edges. 

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Now the fun part left to do is decorating your frame and shapes! I glued some green tinsel around my frame edge. Adhered a puffy sticker string of lights at the top of the inside frame. Then added a ephermera 25 and sentiment piece on each side of my frame. 

I adhered a Christmas wreath from my stash to the top of my Christmas wood word. And added some enamel colored dots to my Christmas tree to resemble ornaments and a sequin Star at the top of my tree! To finish my project I glued puffy sticker present at the bottom of my tree, along with a ephermera girl image to the left side of my tree. Added some glitter to my Santa fur and beard.

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Here's another example of adding a photo to the back of your Deco Frame:

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I hope I have inspired you today! I can't wait to see what you create using these fun and fabulous 3D Frameables. Just use your imagination and let yoyr creativity flow! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website to see what's new Click Here

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Carta Bella A Very Merry Christmas collection,  green tinsel, enamel dots, sanding tool, xacto knife, Stickles glitter: Diamond and Christmas Red, acrylic paints in Red, Green and Brown.

 

 

 


Believe Christmas Wreath Decor

Hello Clear Scraps friends - a happy December to you all!  I just finished up decorating the house for Christmas, and after unpacking the decorations I realized I needed a new wreath for my door.  I shopped for quite a while but couldn't really find something I liked.  So, I did what any crafty person does - I decided to make my own!

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I found a plain green wreath to start with and went to work deciding on some colors.  In this project, I chose to use the Large Expressions Believe and Holiday Wood Collection.

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I wanted a wintery, but Christmas-y look and decided on some reds, whites and blacks as accent colors.  My first task was to paint the Believe Expressions acrylic phrase.  I am a huge fan of plaids, especially around the holidays.  To do this, I started by removing the plastic film on the front and back of the phrase, then began painting stripes on the backside of the phrase.

The first thin red stripes went diagonal in one direction and then crossed in the other direction.  I let this dry completely, then moved to making thin black stripes going in the same directions.

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It helps to stick to the same pattern, so I kept my 2nd stripes off to the right of the first stripes.  Don't worry about them being perfectly straight or even on the paint.  It gives it a really natural appearance at the end.  The great thing about acrylic is if you don't like it, you just wipe it off with a wet towel!

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As these were drying, I also added dots to the corners of each letter.  I dipped the end of a paintbrush into the paint, and made a series of dots.  It makes the cutest detailing!  These drops need lots of time to dry before the next layer.

Now, make a 3rd set of stripes, this time off to the left, with a thicker white stripe.  I then came back the other direction to cross over a final time.

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It was time to decorate the Holiday Wood pieces next.  I chose to cut 2 Christmas trees with a pinking shears and decoupaged the fronts in a black and white checkered printed paper.

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Once these were dry, I attached some poinsettia embellishments to the top of the trees, then hot glued these pieces together.

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Next, I worked on the snowflake wood pieces.  These have a base coat in white, then were splattered with a black and red acrylic paint for a speckled look.  I also thought it would be fun to add some of the same dotted detail to the middle and ends of these, similar to the phrase detail.

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To attach these pieces to my wreath, I took floral wire and weaved it through the end letters on the Believe phrase, then tied it in the back.  If this will be in an area with weather, I highly recommend sealing the back of the phrase with a paint sealer first.

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I also attached the wood pieces to the wreath, but this time I took a tinsel ribbon and looped it a couple times around the wood pieces first, then tied them in the front and trimmed the ends.  I love the sparkle look this gives the wreath.

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My final touches were some floral berry picks and a bow.  I also tied on a set of bells to the middle of the wreath as well.  I'm so pleased with how this looks on my door!  It was a project that only took a couple hours and it looks great.  Would you give a project like this a try?  I hope this inspires you to work on your holiday or home decor also.  I've listed additional supplies below, if you want to give it a try.  Thanks for stopping by!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  wreath, floral wire, hot glue, decoupage, acrylic paints, floral picks, wired velvet ribbon, large sleigh bells, floral embellishments.