Home Decor

Rejoice! Christmas Decor

HiYa!

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

Jesus is the reason for the season, so how about creating some Christmas decor to celebrate his birth!

I combined several Clear Scraps products to create this decor piece...

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I started with one of the 8 X 10 Wood Rectangles that come 3 to a pack. Then I separated the Angel Mini Shaker and used the 3 outline pieces for the 3 angels. I used one of Clear Scraps larger stencils for the title, 3 X 12 Rejoice. And for a little texture, I used the Lace Doily Border Stencil for the angel wings. 

I started by creating a night sky background using several shades of blue watercolor powders including a metallic. I sprinkled them on the wood, then spritzed it with water. Once the wood was dry, I added some "stars" using a splatter tool and white pearl paint..

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For the angels, I used tone on tone printed papers as a base. I drew a eyes, nose and mouth with a fine black pen on peach paper for the face, cut a dress from some blue paper, and then used white pearl stencil paste to add a design to some cream paper for the wings. I painted the chipboard pieces using a silver metallic pen. Once everything was dry, I assembled the pieces. I traced around the separate parts then cut slightly inside the lines and adhered them to the back of the angels. I added halos using gold mini garland and a poinsettia for trim...

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For the title, I used gold texture paste and the Rejoice stencil on red printed paper. Once the stencil paste was dry, I used a white gel pen to outline and define the letters to make them stand out...

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I printed the bible verse out on vellum to add under the title.

All the pieces were then adhered to the background.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 8 X 10 Wood Rectangles, Angel Mini Shaker, 3 X 12 Rejoice and Lace Doily Border Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, TCW: Gold and White Pearl Texture Butter, Color Burst Blue and Metallic Blue, White Pearl Paint, Fine Black Pen, White Gel Pen, Silver Metallic Pen, Gold Mini Garland, Mini Poinsettias, Printed Papers and Vellum 


Clear Scraps--Shiplap Shapes--Vintage Christmas Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share some inspiration for creating your own Christmas home decor using the Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes!  I've started this project with the Clear Scraps Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Large

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The cutting board was painted with white acrylic paint and then left to dry.  Next I took the Clear Scraps 5x9 Plaid Stencil and used a red acrylic paint with a bit of pink mixed in to color match and stenciled onto white cardstock.  Once dry I matted this strip onto a piece of black cardstock to make it pop a bit, then glued onto the bottom of the cutting board.  I fussy cut out some pretty embellishment pieces and added those using some foam tape to create dimension. 

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The Clear Scraps Christmas Chipboard Word Title was painted red, then coated with glitter glue.  The pretty ornaments are from Clear Scraps too!  They are one of their chipboard embellishments.  These are called the Star Bulb Chipboard Embellishments.  They remind me of old vintage Christmas ornaments.  They were painted and I added a coat of glitter glue to these as well.  I then went around the wreath (that was also fussy cut and glued onto the cutting board shape) and added touches here and there of glitter glue. 

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If you haven't perused the Clear Scraps Store to see all of the great options  you are missing some amazing crafty goodness!  You can create something for about every holiday or special occasion you can think of with all the options available!  You can find all the Shiplap Shapes HERE---and remember they come in small, medium and large!  The same goes for the Chipboard Shapes and the Chipboard Word Titles.  You can find so many fun embellishments that you can customize to YOUR project!  That's my favorite thing about them!

Well thanks for stopping by today!  Come back soon for more inspiration!

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Large5x9 Plaid Stencil, Christmas Chipboard Word Title, Star Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Red, white and pink acrylic paint.  Mintay Merry Little Christmas collection, tulle, twine, stardust gliter glue, foam tape, glue.


Merry Christmas

Hey guys, it’s Tmika.. with a process tutorial. If you know me, then you know I do not prefer the color purple. I don’t know why, I just don’t. However, when I saw this new paper collection at Scrapbook.com I had to pick it up. It definitely intrigued my shabby chic side and it peaked my interest on loving purple just a teeny bit more. I know my purple people will love reading that, lol!

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I making a sign for my craft room, because I love all things shabby and this will fit right in with my other shabby projects. Not much purple there… For obvious reasons… But it’s a start. I started out using the Slimline Acrylic Wave mini album as my base. I absolutely love clear anything! Clear bags,  clear totes clear… packaging all of it… So when I saw this I knew exactly what I wanted to do with all of the pieces. I will slowly create some wall art using each of the pieces. The wall art will be pretty substantial as there are five pieces to the set! 
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I gathered more items from my stash that I knew I was going to use. I grab some puffy stickers, some colored tree branches, flat back pearls, A little lace, and chip board.

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After I removed the plastic coating from the front, I started With my brick stencil. I love this 2-piece set called 5 x 9 grunge brick stencil.

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I used some white ink and dabbed over the top of the stencil to create my mixed media base. Let that dry for a little bit before moving onto the next part.
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After the ink dried on the acrylic piece, I started with my rub ons  from the paper collection. 

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Next up I grabbed a little bit of lace to add to my shabby chic layout. Just a little will do you!

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I had some leftover paper flowers that I print and cut out from a previous project. So I decided that they should go on this layout as well since the colors matched perfectly! 
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I had this gold snowflake in my stash from a few years ago. And I figured it would match perfectly. I cut it in half and laid it on the lay out with a pop dot and some hot glue. I wanted it to peek out from behind the focus point just a little bit.

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I pulled some of the papers from the 6x6 paper pad that I wanted to use and cut them into a few strips. I adhere the strips with white glue on top of some chipboard to create a sturdy foundation. I also did a little fussy cutting from some of the flowers in the paper, however I did not use them in the layout. I’ll save those for another time.

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I staggered my chip board paper strips on top of each other and secured them with hot glue and a foam dot. I added the other side of my snowflake to even out the layout.

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I grab some flowers from my stash and started to prep them. I curled out the ends with a thin paintbrush to create little green curly cues. I also fluffed out the flowers because they had probably been sitting in my flower drawer for a couple months.

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I laid coordinating flower colors down on my layout in a nice even spread.

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I added the words merry Christmas to my Layout using the gold puffy stickers. I thought it looked perfect on the right of the layout.  

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And as a final touch, I added some Gold sparkly trim to use as my hanging element. The acrylic album has three holes punched on the side. I covered one hole in the middle with the rub ons. I left the other two open so that I am able to pull the gold trim through. I tried that in the night to secure it and there we go! 
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I absolutely love how my layout turned out. It definitely touches my shabby chic side. And I may have to give purple a little bit more of a chance, lol! I hope you have enjoyed what I created! Until next time…

 

Virtual Hugs, 

Tmika


Welcome Christmas Shiplap Sign

Who is ready to welcome Christmas?  I'm getting ready to pull out the Christmas decorations, as many households are.  Our traditional day to decorate is the day after Thanksgiving.  I'm hoping to replace an older wreath above my fireplace this year, and thought I'd do something different.

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Hi it's Maureen today - and I wanted to share a project I did for my mantel that is part sign/part wreath.  I'm calling it my Welcome Christmas decor!

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I've started with the Large Shiplap Circle and painted it red.  It took about 3 coats, including edges and sanding it down for a smooth finish.

I'm using the XL Welcome Sentiment Wood Shape, painted in white - both front and sides so you can look at it from any angle.

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For some fun, I'm using a battery operated light set and attaching it to the back of the Welcome sentiment.  I started by taping it into place so it's in the correct spots, then I went back over it with glue.  The battery pack is held in there with a strip of ribbon glued to the back like a pocket.

Here's what that looks like all lit up!

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For the additional sign highlights, I've chosen the Bell Bulbs Chipboard Embellishment.  These are painted in white along with the sentiment, and then highlighted with glitter glue.

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I hadn't quite decided if I was going to hang this sign yet, or put it in an easel, but just in case I did have my husband drill a hole in the top for a hanger.  He's generally better at the tools than I am, ha ha ha!

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I also added a simple bow by tying together 6 strips of ribbon together and adding a floral embellishment to the middle for some bling.  This is glued to the top of the circle with either hot glue or tacky glue.

This is going to be so fun at night hanging over my fireplace.  This project is quick and easy so you can get to the holiday festivities faster.  I hope you give it a try as you welcome Christmas in your home!

Maureen

 


Fall Large Milk Can Shiplap Shape

Hello crafters!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a project I created using some of Clear Scraps fun Shiplap Shapes!  If you have not had a chance to create with these, you must try them!  There are large and small sizes with a variety of shapes!  I used the Large Milk Can Shiplap Shape as the base of today's project! 

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I began by giving the front of my Shiplap shape a light coat of white acrylic paint. I didn't worry about full coverage. 

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Next, I took a tea light candle and rubbed wax over the surface of the wood.  (be sure your paint is dry before doing so) Taking orange chalk paint, I applied in sections and scraped off with a scraper (I forgot to take a photo of this step) 

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I purchased a 7 inch Embroidery Hoop at a local craft store.  Using brown acrylic paint with water and applied to the front and sides of the hoop. I wanted to give it a stained look.

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Next using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied patterned paper to the middle third of my shape.  I trimmed the excess with my x-acto knife and a healing mat. 

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I set aside my Milk Can and painted the Small Cow Head Shiplap Shape with white acrylic paint. I  then sanded the edges with sanding paper to give it a distressed look. 

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I cut a sentiment on my Silhouette using black vinyl and applied it to the front of my Cow Head

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Using a hot glue gun, I affixed my floral pieces and ribbon to the embroidery hoop.  

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Next, I affixed my Cow Head to the left side of the embroidery hoop again with my hot glue gun. 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard heart sticker: Simple Stories;  adhesive: Beacon, hot glue gun; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ribbon:  May Arts, Recollection;  vinyl, transfer tape: Cricut; Die Cut Machine: Silhouette; misc: floral pieces, jute, embroidery hoop, tea light candle


Fall Vintage Truck Tiered Tray Decor

There used to be a home not too far from my house that had an old, beat up truck out front.  You would often see people stopping by to take pictures with it, as it was parked out on some farmland and looked so authentic! 

Hi it's Maureen and I'm here to share a project with you that reminds me of that vintage farmhouse truck.  It's a classic look to any home decor!

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This set is part of the Tiered Tray series from Clear Scraps.  Many of the tiered tray items are great sets to decorate with.  If you're not familiar with tiered trays, it's a trendy way to decorate a 2 or 3 layer plate tray with seasonal or themed items.  You include pieces of decor like signs, candles, figurines, etc. and display it in kitchens, on counters...practically anywhere!  They also sell a DIY Tiered Tray to get you started!

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I've chosen a basic black and white gingham background and these items with the see through background are covered with patterned paper.  To get a long lasting set, you can attach this with decoupage glue and seal the top if you desire.  I've trimmed them to the shapes required prior to adhering them.

The trims of the set, both front and sides, are done in a black acrylic paint.  This may require 2 coats, depending on the the thickness of your paint.

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Some spots have sunflower "peekaboo" areas.  For areas with small spaces, I've used a golden yellow acrylic paint and traced where the area will "peek" out to make sure there is coverage.

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For the main sunflower pieces, however, I decided to add a bit more detail.  This larger sunflower and the garland are highlighted with an orange streak of paint down the middle of the flower and then a light brushstroke of white.  I love the dimensional look of this!!

My truck is turquoise paint, much like that truck near my neighbor's house.  It gives a splash of brightness to the set - I've dry-brushed some of the edges in white to make it look a bit older.

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Arranging items on a tiered tray takes some practice.  I recommend adding a tall, then short item together.  Try to mix items up together in groupings, such as 1 candle to 2 wood pieces - then move on to another spot and do 1 wood piece and 1 figurine.  The fun comes in designing it yourself!   Keep working at it until the plate space is relatively filled in.

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This set comes with a garland which is fun to add to the table, the tray or even nearby in your decor!

I hope this project inspires you to take a look at the Tiered Tray Wood Shapes available at Clear Scraps.  There are so many different options for all seasons!  I also think these items would make great plate decorations for Thanksgiving too.  Thanks for joining me today!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  paints in black, white, gold yellow, orange; decoupage glue, twine, patterned paper

 


Christmas Card Display

It's almost here!  Christmas Card Season that is. 

We love to receive and display the lovely cards we get from friends and family.  It's Sandy Diller with you today and I have a fun way to do it with this festive display board.  

I began this project using the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape.
I painted the Pallet Shape a festive green and then added some gems and some metallic paper strips.  Actually, the paper strips are car detailing that
I found at the auto supply shop.  It is self adhesive as well.
 

 Next came some tiny clothespins from my stash.  I simply glued the clothespins on leaving room for all the cards to be seen.
 
 
To finish off the ornament I painted the top silver and then added some silver crimped paper.
After a hole was drilled in the top I added some ribbon to hang it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sandy

 


Clear Scraps--Wood & Chipboard Shapes--Pumpkin Patch Home Decor

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

little fall/thanksgiving decor with you!

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This starts with a great basic--the Clear Scraps Wood Shapes.

The best part is, the 2 types I've used here come in THREE

packs!  You can make 3 different projects using these

together to create, or you could use them individually

as well!   These would make such awesome gifts--how

about a hostess gift if you are heading to Thanksgiving

at a friend's or family member's house?!!

I've used the Wood Deco 3 Pack,

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and the Wood Rectangle 3 Pack for this project.

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The are both traced/cut out out from pretty

patterned paper and then glued down to cover the

wood pieces.  You can paint them or stain them,

or--whatever you'd like to do.  Part of the creative fun!

Next thing, I brushed the edges with some distress ink.

I kept it super simple for this project.  Just a couple of

journal cards, stickers, and enamel dots  from a collection

kit, and then the embellishments from Clear Scraps,

the Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishments, and the

Stack Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishments.  I cut out

pieces of patterned paper to glue onto the back of the

pumpkins to give them a pop of color.  The front

of these pieces was painted with orange and green

acrylic paint.  It give a nice frame to the multi-

color papers behind them. 

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They make a great focal point for this project and so super

simple to create!  Love making home decor whether it's

for decorating my own home, or for gifting to friends and family!

 

If you check out the Clear Scraps store you'll find these

and oh so many other options to make some great gifts

for the upcoming holiday season!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Deco 3 Pack, Wood Rectangle 3 Pack,

Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishments,

Stack Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Collection,

Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Orange and Green

Acrylic Paint, enamel dots, glue.


Gather Tall Pumpkin Pallet

Hola!

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

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving will be here in a little more than a WEEK! Are you ready? Got your menu and shopping list done? Working on getting your home ready for company? "Company clean" always instills a certain panic in me ;)

How about fall decor? Is your home all decked out in autumn finery? If you could use just a little more fall crafting take a look at this...

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I used the Tall Pumpkin Wood Pallet Shape and Gather XL Script Wood Word to make it.

I like the color aqua and I've noticed that lots of fall decor is incorporating the color. The accent walls in my living room are painted in several shades of aqua. I used some paint that closely matches the colors in the room as the base for the pumpkin so it would coordinate. Not all pumpkins have to be orange do they?

Once the pumpkin had been painted, I added accents of orange and brown and blended them in with a bit more aqua to create a distressed look.

The Gather Wood Word was painted with a brownish orange paint and distressed with brown paint applied with a dry brush.

I adhered the word to the lower portion of the pumpkin...

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then tied a burlap ribbon bow and some fall foliage around the stem of the pumpkin...

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I haven't decided if I'll put this on display on my buffet table or hang it on my door on Thanksgiving. I actually have a wreath hanger on the inside and outside of my front door, so I'm thinking this would be perfect to decorate the inside side of my door.

Thanks for joining us here on the Clear Scraps Blog, please come back soon.

Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Tall Pumpkin Wood Pallet Shape and Gather XL Script Wood Word

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Aqua, Orange and Brown Paint, Burlap Ribbon and Fall Floral Spray

 


Ahh Autumn Home Decor Project

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! Autumn is a season full of color! I love creating my own home decor pieces to display in my home. Clear Scraps has a awesome variety of products to help you create that one of a kind piece you can cherish for years to come.

For Today's project I'm using a variety of different Clear Scraps products, including one of the new Shiplap Small shape Circle Click here

Clear Scraps Wood Deco Shape Click here 

Clear Scraps mini shaker-Circle Click here and Fall sequins Click here 

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The papers I chose to use are Graphic45 Fashion Forward collection, 12x12 October and November papers. I traced around my Wood Deco Shape onto the "B" side of the October paper. Cut it out and using Beacon glue I adhered this paper onto my wood shape. Then using my x-acto knife I trimmed away any excess paper. Then with a Distress or sanding tool, I smoothed any rough edges. 

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Take your Clear Scraps Shiplap Circle-small I whitewashed some Chalk Paint "Milk Jug " using a paintbrush. Then I applied some Orange Spice paint over top in the same whitewash technique as before. Set aside to dry throughly. 

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Now remove your shaker pieces from your package. Take your bottom shaker piece and trace onto patterned paper. I chose "You are a Classic " journal card.  Cut and glue your paper onto your bottom piece. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Then smooth any rough edges as we did with our Deco piece.

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Taking your top shaker piece, I applied some "Fire Opal" glitter over the surface. Shake off any excess glitter and set aside to dry. Once it fully dries, I glued my next two chipboard layers over top of my bottom shaker piece. Now add any shaker filler of your choice, I chose these pretty Fall sequins from Clear Scraps. Click here

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Then take your acrylic piece, peel the protective film off both sides before gluing down. Add your top shaker glitter piece on top. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking! 

I added some foam dots to the back of my Shiplap shape and shaker, before adhering in the center of my  wood Deco piece. This adds some dimension to my project. 

Now the fun part of decorating your piece! I cut out some sentiments, diecut some foliage pieces, and Prima flowers! I arrange my pieces and make sure of their placement before gluing onto my design piece. 

To finish off my design, I applied some Graphic45 Matte Pearl gems on all 4 sides of my wood Deco Shape. I also glued some Orange/silver tinsel around the edges of my Deco Shape. Then add a metal hanger or some ribbon to the back for hanging. 

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Here are some closeups!

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Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! I hope you will share your fall projects you create. If you chose to create this project, I'd love to see how it turned out. So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Be sure to check out all the new products Clear Scraps has to offer. Click here

Until next time,  Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue,  scissors, Martha Stewart Fire Opal glitter, Prima flowers, Sheena Douglas Foliage dies, orange tinsel, foam dots, Distress tool or sanding tool, xaco knife, G45 Fashion Forward collection, G45 Matte Pearl gems 

 


YOU & ME

Hey everybody it’s Tmika here with a quick block post to share. When I saw the YOU & ME wood desk frame, I absolutely had to have it! I knew the perfect picture that would go inside. I chose a picture of me and my husband at a baseball game when we were dating… I think it looks absolutely perfect in this frame! What do you think?

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I absolutely loved how it turned out! This was super easy to put together and decorate. After all, the words speak for itself. I started out with painting the base with gesso. The next step is to paint two coats of this beautiful mustard colored acrylic paint. Once that dried I added white ink around the edges for a bit of a distressed look. After everything had dried I glued all the pieces together with hot glue. I added a little gold trim around the edges for a touch of sparkle…

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I added my picture to the back of the outer heart layer. I glued it together with hot glue and added gold trim to the edges. Then I secured the outer heart layer to the base. And Voila, I’m done!  Now for some final touches…

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I created a rosette with some scrap paper and laid that on my photo vase. I added puffy stickers from this Maggie Holmes collection to add to my collage. A cute little matching mustard colored flower and gold leaves finish off this focal point. The frame says you and me and the tiny little  ‘HAPPY’ Gold sentiment,  completes the sentiment.

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This was such a fun project to put together. I hope it inspired you as much as they created joy for me! Until next time…


Mod Christmas Trees

          Hello, it's Sandy Diller here today.  

Sometimes it's just fun to do something unexpected.  I love how these trees turned out and will use them on my dining table throughout the Christmas season.  I used the 3D Chipboard X-mas Trees to create this fun display.

  

I began this project by first painting my trees in three fun colors.  They come apart and lay flat for painting and decoration.  If you are a crafter you probably have lots of fun embellishments around your house.  I simply added some fun pearls, rhinestones and gems to the trees.  For the stars I used double sided adhesive tape and glitter.  On the bottom trunk I added some crimped cardstock.

This project is fast and easy so you still have plenty of time to create one for yourself.

Happy Crafting,

Sandy


Fall Wood Mason Jar

HiYa!

Tami here with a project I'd like to share with you.

I love creating Fall projects, the colors are so cozy and warm. I've always gravitated to warm colors in clothing, so I guess it's no surprise I'd enjoy crafting with them as well.

Bring on the rich oranges, mellow buttery yellows, woody browns, and sage and olive greens. This project has touches of all of those, take a look...

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Napkin Art is all the rage and given all the fabulous things you can make using them - not to mention how EASY they are to use - it's probably here to stay.

In just a few quick steps you can cover a multitude of surfaces with a print and the technique works great on wood.

Most napkins have 2-3 layers, so separate them, you'll only need the top layer with the design.

Next, choose a thin liquid adhesive or decoupage medium to adhere the napkin to your surface. For this project, I used one of Clear Scraps Mason Jar Wood Shapes, they come in a pack of 3, so they are great to use for decor or gifting.

You need to be sure you use enough of your medium as it will soak into the wood. Some mediums dry quickly, so you may need to work fast! It helps to have all your supplies laid out and ready. While the medium is still wet, line up and adhere your napkin. Once you have placed it, go over the entire surface, smoothing it with your hand. I prefer to use my hands rather than a tool as the napkin is thin and can tear.

To get the napkin to almost become one with the wood without a top coat, I like to cover it with a piece of parchment and go over the surface with an iron. Be sure your iron isn't too hot, and do a spot test to be sure your medium can take the heat. 

Once the napkin is adhered, use a Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper from around the edges. You can add a gloss or matte top coat if you like.

To finish my jar off, I painted the Home Chipboard Word Title with cream paint and adhered it along the bottom.

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I tied raffia in a bow around the neck of the jar and hung a tag with a recipe from the center of the bow.

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Please come back soon to see what the other very talented design team members have to show you!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Sanding Stick, Mason Jar Wood Shapes and Home Chipboard Word Title

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Liquid Laminate, Fall Napkin, Cream and Sage Green Paint, Raffia, Ribbon, Manilla Tag and Recipe

 


Hello Fall Shaker Album

Hi crafty friends! 

Fall is my favorite season because it is filled with so many opportunities to make memories with my family. Each year we go to the pumpkin patch and have a blast as my  kids run around and pick pumpkins. Since it is now a core memory for my husband and I, I thought that last year's trip deserved to be documented. Using the Pumpkin Wood Accordion Shaker Album I did just that.

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I began by covering the album with beautiful fall paper. I then filled it with an abundance of sequins and seed beads. I really wanted  the shaker mix to peak through whenever possible.

 

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To further adorn the cover, I fussy cut a butterfly from the paper and added it for a small bit of dimension. I stained my wood sentiment and let it be the focus of the cover. I then added a few coordination flowers to the cover.

 

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I bound the album with some twine and finally added in a few pictures. 

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I hope you enjoyed this quick project share and that it brought you some inspiration.

As always, if you choose to recreate this, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,

Natasha

 


Large Cutting Board Shiplap Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer here today to share another one of the fabulous Shiplap Shapes!  If you haven't had a chance to create a project with one of these yet, you must! Not only do they come in two sizes but there are a variety of designs to choose from!  Today, I'm sharing the Large Cutting Board Shiplap Shape as well as techniques I used to create my project! 

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I began by adding a generous coat of chalk paint in a nice "greige" color.  After my paint was dry, I did go back with my sanding tool to distress the sides to add some texture. 

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Using the 4x6 Hello Fall Stencil, I secured it to the bottom right hand corner of my Cutting Board.  I had just enough of some of my metallic paste left for my project to use and applied with a spatula.  I allowed ample time for the paste to dry with my stencil still in place

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I then turned my Cutting Board around to work on my next stencil.  This time using painters tape, I used the 5x9 Leaves Mixer Stencil along the top slat of the board.  In a circular motion and with ample pressure, I applied my Metallic Gilding Polish (the color is Gold Treasure). 

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Once the polish was dry, I adhered my patterned paper as shown using my Beacon Adhesive. I trimmed any excess with scissors as well used my sanding tool.

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Before removing my stencil, I blended Distress Oxide Inks into the metallic paste. I did use some texture resist spray because I wanted to see if it would work but I think it just made a mess LOL.  

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I decorated three of the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes as shown and adhered them with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  

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Here is a close up of the Gilding Polish with the stencil.  Not perfect but that is totally ok! 

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Last, I added ribbon and some fall foliage to accent using my hot glue gun!  

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; Metallic Gilding Polish: Creative Expressions;  ribbon:  Recollections; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; mini flowers: Prima; sewing machine: Janome; misc: hot glue gun, floral pieces, painters tape

 

 


Pumpkin Centerpiece

 Hello friends and welcome to fall.  Sandy Diller here today with a Thanksgiving Centerpiece that will adorn my dinner table.  I simply love all the colors of fall especially the pumpkins.  My pumpkins have some unusual patterns, but all the colors simply shout Fall!


For this centerpiece I used the Pumpkin Wooden Accordion Shaker Album.  As you can see, it is not an album.  These pumpkins are such a great shape and size I just had to use them in a new way.

I arranged the pumpkins with the open frame close to each end.  I painted them orange.

Next came some decoctive papers.  The paper was added using double sided adhesive tape but you could use glue if you wanted. I sanded all the edges smooth and then added some ink on all the edges.  I used a brown ink for everything. 

Before I covered the other side with paper, I made a connecting piece of acetate and glued the pumpkins together leaving a half inch between them so they can be moved about.   My centerpiece is double sided so both sides were covered, sanded and inked.

 

    I next cut and embossed 12 ovals and edged with the same ink.  I added the letters to spell out THANKS and glued to the ovals.
 
The ovals were added to the pumpkins and green steams were designed to add on top of each pumpkin.
 

I had these cute little chalkboard clips in my stash so used them to spell out the word Give and then clipped them to the leaves.

To make the pumpkins stand up I used the base pieces from of the Family Desktop Frame on each end.  Since they are connected to each other the center ones stood up nicely.

My table will look beautiful with this lovely addition.  Happy Holidays,
Sandy