Embellishments

Day in the Life Envelope Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog to share my album project using one of the newest chipboard albums from Clear Scraps! The envelope chipboard Click here

This album is versatile and can be used two ways. The envelope flap can be flipped horizontal or vertically. 

The papers I chose to use are from Echo Park "Day in the Life" collection. This album measures 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches. The envelope flap measures 8 inches across. 

To begin, I chose several coordinating papers to cover all my pages including the envelope flap. I recommend using Beacon glue to adhere your paper to your album. This glue is made to use with chipboard and has a strong bond.  Make sure to punch your holes at the top of each paper before adhering to your album pages. I inked all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

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I cut out some of the Journaling cards I wanted to use and paper clipped them together. I left some pieces intact to make flip cards for the inside of our album. 

I started decorating the front cover using a few stickers and applying foam dots on the back before adhering to my album cover. For the "Let's get planning " sticker, I mounted it onto one of my Scrap papers before adhering on the left side. 

Envelope flap: using foam dots I adhered my ephemera piece in the center of my envelope flap. Added this cute tiny clip sticker at the top and a few enamel dots on the bottom of my envelope flap.

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Inside envelope flap: I glued an ephemera sentiment piece in the center and added a few more enamel dots at the top!

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Page 1 at the top: I took one of the small Journaling cards, scored 1/2 on the left and adhered to the left side. Then added "Enjoy Today" sticker in the upper right corner. 

Page 2: I made a pocket page and added some light blue tassel trim along the top edge. Tucked a few Journaling cards inside my pocket and adhered a tiny tag sentiment on the left side of my pocket and an enamel dot!

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Page 3: I scored a Journaling card in half and adhered it on the left side, using foam dots I adhered another journal card on the right.  Applied some tiny enamel dots in scattered places and added a sticker sentiment at the bottom.

Page 4: I decorated my page with more Journaling cards adding pop dots to raise some of my images. Fussy cut around the "Good Vibes" journal card, inked the edges using Distress Ink and pop dot the tiny clip on the lower corner. 

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Page 5: I waterfall 5 journal cards in the center. There's room on the back to add photos and some Journaling. I adhered some tiny flag stickers at the top on the left side and another sentiment sticker on the right, and enamel dot. 

Page 6: I scored another Journaling card in half to create a flip page that opens to the right. There's room to jot down daily notes. Using foam dots I adhered the sticker alarm clock and cut a "Day in the Life" sentiment from one of my paper borders and glued below my alarm clock image. At the top I applied this flag sentiment sticker using foam dots on the back. 

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Page 7: scored 1/2 inch at the top of a larger Journaling card and adhered at the top of my page. I cut a photo mat using white cardstock and measuring 3 & 1/4 x 4 & 1/2 inches underneath my journal card and added a few sticker sentiments on the bottom edge of my photo mat. 

Page 8: cut another photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 inches and adhered to my page, added acouple sticker sentiments. Adhered a ephemera sentiment added foam dots to the back and adhered on the left side.

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To finish this album, I added 2 silver metal rings and tied some light blue ribbon onto each ring!

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Here's some closeups for you!

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I hope you will be inspired and want to create an album for yourself or a gift for that special friend in your life. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new albums available to suit your style! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! 

Until next time, Happy Crafting and have fun!

Dana 

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, paper trimmer, scoring board, Echo Park Day in the Life collection, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, enamel dots, light blue tassel trim and ribbon, 2 metal rings, paper hole punch, foam dots. 


Twinkle Twinkle - Bailey 12x12 Layout by Kristin Rizzo

Twinkle Twinkle - Bailey 12x12 Layout

Hello, it's Kristin here and I am thrilled to be sharing my first project for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  I love to scrapbook and when I do, I like to challenge myself to use product and papers that I love that don't necessarily suit my needs.  For this layout I used a baby-themed paper for a doggie layout.  This was a very layout that came together relatively quick once I had my shaker made.  

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I used the Dog Bone Shaker that you can find here:  Dog Bone Shaker. I used some white acrylic paint from my stash to paint around the edges.  I painted around the inner and outer edges of each layer as well.  I backed the shaker with a pink patterned paper with teeny tiny hearts on it.  I then made my own shaker mix (dog bones, pink cupped, white cupped, clear cupped and paw print sequins).  I then glued the acrylic piece to the top layer and set it aside.  Next, I glue the other three layers together, added the sequin mix and then attached the top of the shaker.  I love how cute it turned out!

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The sky is the limit with the Clear Scraps SHAKERS! - I love that you can fill them with so many different things and whatever you decide to back the shakers with can dramatically change the look!

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For this layout, I started with a white cardstock base and added brown, gold and yellow splatters using different sprays from my stash.  I then we to my 6x8 paper pad and started layering random, different sized strips of patterned paper until I liked how it looked.  Before I glued them down, I distressed the edges.

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Finally, I added all the embellishments.  For fun, I added a few of the little bone sequins.  The 3x4 card that I used seemed appropriate for the photo of my little Bailey Girl getting ready for a nap.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Kristin  :)


Sweet Summertime Layout

Hi crafty friends!

Anyone scrapbook? I have to admit that I am not a consistent scrapbooker and when I create a layout, it. usually is 6x8 instead of 12x12. Today I am sharing a sweet and simple layout that I designed with my daughter in mind.

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To shake things up, I used the Mini Shaker Popscicle. I heat embossed the top layer of the shaker to add texture and color. I backed the shaker with a watercolored page and added a swirled sequins mix. 

 

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The background of the entire layout is filled with splattered inks. I wanted the yellow-orange hues to be more vibrant so I went back in with fossilized amber stain and used it as watercolor. I used the 4x6 Coffee Stain Stencil and added more splatters throughout. The floral die cut is stamped and ink blended to coordinate. I popped that element up to create more depth. Stitched accents were my finishing touch.

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All of these elements + my daughter make for a sweet summertime layout. I hope you enjoyed this post and project.

Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think. Questions are also welcome. Be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group and find this beauty posted there as well. If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @politecreations) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps). I would love to see it!

 

Happy Crafting,

Natasha


Pretty in Pink

Hey!! Tmika here again sharing a cute, quick and very pink post!! I absolutely had to play with this cute Camera Mini Shaker!! It's so adorable :) I am having a hard time trying to figure out which I like best - the pink, the photo or the camera!! (Because I think my daughter is reading this, I'll go with the photo, lol! )I used some stickers and embellishments from Maggie Holmes Road Trip to accent this little gem.

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I started out by gluing all by the shaker pieces together with wet glue. After it was dry, I gave it 2 coats of pink chalk paint (Waverly).  The chipboard took the paint beautifully. :)

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I mixed up a matching sequin mix and added it where I could. A little touch of gems, gold bling trim and string make this pop! My little "Hello" sentiment is from my stash. This shaker can be a great addition to a layout or mini album.. it is also great on its own as a little decor piece. I hope you like what Im sharing today and will try this at home.

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Virtual Hugs,

Tmika


Snowman Shaker Scrapbook Layout

What does your holiday storage situation look like?  Do you keep all the pictures of Christmas around for memories?  Hi, it's Maureen with you today!  I have a confession - I've got a lot of holiday items in storage. 

That's why I started a project this Summer to take all of the Christmas pictures I had in frames and move them to an album.  I had so many tabletop frames to store and I thought it was just better to start clearing out some space!  So, this page is one of the layouts I've done to get pictures moved into a holiday scrapbook.

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This picture is of my family at a place where we took a ride on the Polar Express up to the North Pole.  Our kids got to wear their pajamas, and we sang songs and drank hot cocoa.  It's a memory that I remember fondly, as Santa made his way on to the train and gave every child a sleigh bell.  

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I worked in the colors and patterns that are on my son's pajamas into this page.  First up is the snowman - he's a fun addition to the page, isn't he?  I'm using the Snowman Mini Shaker along with the Winter Flake Sprinkles filler.  Great colors to work with!

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When working with the shakers, don't forget to take off the protective film on the acrylic panels on both sides.  The snowman is card stock paper on the back panel in various colors, and for the face, I stamped it with a doll stamp I had and drew in a nose.  He's painted with a top coat of black and white and completed by a vibrant ribbon on top!

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The Clear Scraps Mini Shakers are always a great way to fill white space on a layout, and I love how the snowman is gazing up at the picture!

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I'm also using the Mitten Chipboard Embellishments on this page - a perfect shape for my 8.5" by 11" layout.  These are covered with a turquoise patterned paper, and the cuffs are a white card stock embossed with swirl patterns.  I laid it over the cuff and then trimmed off the excess.

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The mittens look great as a backdrop for my page title - I've added a little glitter by using a black shimmery card stock in the font, and also a bit of embroidery floss to look like the yarn ties on the mittens.

I feel really accomplished getting this done and I'm so glad there are great items to choose from like these embellishment and shaker items.  I hope this inspires you to get a couple scrapbook projects done as well.  Have a great day and we will see you next time!

Maureen


Hawaiian Vacation 3D Frameable

Hi there Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and it's time to share another Home Decor project featuring Clear Scraps 3D Frameables! These are so easy to create and fun to decorate and embellish!  For this project today we will be using Clear Scraps Square base and frame Click here  and Word and Shape vacation/palm tree Click here   This is a perfect way to display a favorite summer vacation photo! 

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For my project, I chose a Hawaiian theme since my daughter and son in law recently went to Hawaii for their honeymoon. The papers I chose are from Vicki Boutin "Sweet Rush" paper collection. 

To begin, I took out my palm tree shape and  vacation word piece from my package. Using a paintbrush i applied some bright green acrylic paint on the palm leaves. For the tree trunk base, I applied some rust paste brown and gold using a bouncing motion and layering one on top of another. I want to create a more rustic texture to the trunk. For the bottom of my palm tree, I applied a coat of tan acrylic paint. Let dry. Then applied some texture sand over the top. Let dry.

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Taking my vacation words piece, I applied some Finnibair Sparks paint- Mermaid Pond on the top. Yellow acrylic paint in the middle and orange acrylic paint on the bottom. Let dry. 

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Remove both of your bottom wood bases from your package. I traced with a pencil around each shape. Cut out roughly and using Beacon glue, I applied my paper to both bases. Then using a x-acto knife, I trimmed away any excess paper. Then using a Distress tool or sanding tool, smooth out any rough edges. Make sure your slots are lined up correctly and evenly, before adhering both pieces together. I added some silver rope trim along the bottom edge of my base. 

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Next I fussy cut out one of the pretty flowers from my leftover papers. Inked along the edges using Distress Ink-Rusty Hinge. I applied some Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights medium to add dimension and 3 D look. Let dry overnight. 

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Taking my two frame pieces, I adhered some matching floral washi tape along the edge of the front part of my frame. 

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Then I chose a favorite photo and adhered to the center of my back frame base. Then glue your top frame in place. Make sure you lined the edges up at the top. Slide into place on your base. 

Now the fun part of decorating your frame and adding any embellishments you like. I used some Jolee stickers and added foam dots to the back of my fussy cut flower and adhered to the right lower corner on my frame. I added a small flower sticker on the dot of the "I" in vacation along with some wave stickers at the bottom. To finish I adhered a "Hawaii " title sticker at the top!

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Here's acouple closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and will be inspired to grab your vacation photos, and make some fun 3D Frameables for yourself and to give as a gift to family members!

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the different style 3D Frameables to purchase as well as all the newest products available. Don't forget to share your crafty makes on the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative page!

Until next month, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue, Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush paper collection, Jolee stickers, K & Company stickers, Distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Finnibair Sparks paint Mermaid Pond, acrylic paints- light green, yellow, orange. Finnibair Rust paste brown and gold, silver rope trim, Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights medium.


Crown Mini Shaker Shape Album

Hello friends! Its Jennifer back on the blog today to share a fun baby themed mini album I created using a few Clear Scraps goodies!  And I'm going to show you the easy techniques I used so you can recreate them on whichever project you select!  

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I began by using the Mixable Cutie Album which has cascading acrylic and chipboard pages!  For my acrylic pages, I wanted to add a pop of color so I  applied alcohol ink in Honeycomb yellow. I  did not worry about whether I had full coverage as I  knew I'd be adding patterned paper at some point.  For my chipboard pages, I painted the outer 1/3rd  as shown both front and back.

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Next, I was ready to focus on my front cover (which is the smallest acrylic page).  For my focal point, I used the Crown Mini Shaker Shape.  I painted the top frame, as well as the inside + outside edges of the two inner chipboard frames.  

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I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper then used an X-Acto knife and sanding tool to remove excess paper. 

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed the two middle chipboard frames as show and then filled my shaker with chunky glitter. 

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After removing the protective film from both sides of my acrylic piece, I  adhered it to the shaker  (it is usually best to apply your adhesive to the chipboard and not the acrylic during this step).  Lastly, I daubed the top chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by applying a generous amount of embossing powder.  After removing the excess powder, I set with my heat tool. 

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Here is the inside of the front cover. I added a cute journaling card plus some smaller embellishments.  

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The next page is chipboard which I created a pocket with patterned paper and my sewing machine.  The collection I used had a sheet of tag so I thought it would be fun to add a few to the pocket. 

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For the next acrylic page, my focal point is the Onesie Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I tried to use minimal patterned paper to allow the alcohol ink to show through as well as to center my embellishment. 

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I  first painted the chipboard using a light pink chalk paint. 

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Once dry, I  daubed with embossing ink followed by dumping an ample amount of embossing powder   Once I  removed the excess powder, I set with my heat tool. I adhered the Onesie Chipboard using my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive. 

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Here is the backside of the page that was just shown. I tried to "line up" my papers and embellishments as close as possible.  You can see I added some journaling space. 

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Next is a larger chipboard page.  I've been wanting to do a cascade waterfall for photos/journaling in a min for while After watching some videos on YouTube, I think I figured it out. In hindsight I probably over filled my pages (I  love my layers) but I  think it turned out cute!  I  tied the waterfall off with some yellow seam binding. 

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And here is the last page which I used the Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I think its a nice splash of pink against the different colors!  

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For the Embroidery Hoop, I followed the same technique as the Onesie and the top frame of the Crown.  I  painted the chipboard with chalk paint in light pink. 

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Once my paint was dry, I  daubed the chipboard with embossing ink followed by ample amounts of pink embossing powder.  Lastly heat tool to set  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Please visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the large variety of albums and embellishments! Have a wonderful day!

 

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, foam stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Tsuineko; embossing ink, powder: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; FolkArt; heat tool: Ranger; chunky glitter: Pinkfresh Studios, Recollection;  punches; Fiskars, Paper Shapers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon

 


Enchanted Fairies Chipboard Tab Album

Hello Craft Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here are some closeups:

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

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

Dana 

Other Supplies Used:

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


Life is Better on the Farm

Hello Craft Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here's a closeup:

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

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

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Here's another closeup!

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

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

Until next time we meet, Happy Crafting!

Dana

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

 

 


Wings Chipboard Embellishment Shapes Layout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Red, White and Blue Candle Ring

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maureen

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

 


Vintage Chipboard Album

Hello Craft Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here are some closeups!

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

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

Until next time,  Happy Crafting! 

Dana

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

 


Envelope Mixed Album

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Gather The Ones You Love

Hi Craft Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

Some photos for you!

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

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

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

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

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

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 

Dana

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


Fancy Gate Chipboard Card

HiYa!

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Fancy Gate Chipboard Embellishment

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


Small Mason Jar Shiplap Shape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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