Home Decor

Clear Scraps Square Shiplap Shape Large--Bootiful Home Decor

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

project to get you ready for your Halloween decorating!

Clear_Scraps_Square Shiplap Shape_Bootiful Home Decor(1)So many fun things on this project!  It starts with

the Clear Scraps Square Shiplap Shape Large.

It's painted with green distress paint, then brushed

around the edges with black distress paint.  After

this dried, then it was time to use the Clear Scraps

5x9 Leaves Stencil to create the background.

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I shared this picture to show--even if you are afraid to

stencil--don't be!  I was guesstimating how large I wanted

the background and  needed it a little wider to do what

I wanted after I did the square.  They are very forgiving!

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Looks great!  You'd never know about the "mistake". 

I wanted it to look like it had a frame on here.  You

could find an inexpensive frame to give it more

dimension.  I made a 1/4" frame out of black cardstock

 and then made the focal point center square.

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Along with the journal card, ephemera and stickers,

the Clear Scraps chipboard makes an adorable addition!

The Ghost Chipboard Embellishments are painted with

white acrylic paint and brushed with gray distress ink.

A little foam tape really helps to make them pop!

The "Spooky" Chipboard Word Title is painted in

green distress paint, and brushed with a little

white on top and bottom to bring it out against

the darker background.   Make sure not to miss

these in the Clear Scraps store!  There is such a

huge variety of both!  You can find the Chipboard

Embellishments HERE and the Word Titles HERE.

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The third little ghost is peeking out from behind the corner of

the center area. So great that you get three in the one package!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Shiplap Shape Large, 5x9 Leaves Stencil,

Ghost Chipboard Embellishments"Spooky" Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Peeled Paint, Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Paint,

Hickory Smoke Distress Ink,  PhotoPlay Paper Fright Night

collection kit and ephemera, twine, black cardstock, foam tape.


Large Circle Shiplap Welcome Door Hanger

Hello friends and happy Friday! Its Jennifer on the blog today to share a fall home decor project I created using the new Large Circle Shiplap Shape!  I wanted to make a cute door hanger for my front door this year and am going to show you the easy techniques I used!  

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I began by painting the top 3/4 of my Shiplap Shape using matte brown acrylic paint. I thinned the paint with water so the effect would look more like stain. I love how it brought out the grain in the wood!  

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Once my brown paint was dry, I sectioned off the bottom third of the Shiplap Shape with painters tape.  I then applied nice, rich shade of yellow acrylic paint as shown.  

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I set my Shiplap Shape aside to dry to work on my Welcome XL Script Wood Word.  I applied a coat of off white chalk paint to my title not being concerned about full coverage. 

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Once my paint was dry, I lightly sanded the edges of my Wood Word as well as the front surface. 

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I adhered my Wood Word using a hot glue gun centering it on my Shiplap Shape. 

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Here is a close up of the Wood Word; you can see how some of the wood shows through the paint. 


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I also used my hot glue gun to adhere fall colored flowers and ribbon to the top of my Shiplap Shape. I finished by stringing some wood beads onto wire and creating a U shape to hang my creation.  I adhered it to the back of the Shiplap using double sided tape and 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:   paint: FolkArt, DecoArt;  tape: Score Tape; misc: hot glue gun, artificial flowers, artificial eucalyptus, wood beads, wire, sanding paper, twine, ribbon.  


Dare to Wonder

Hey!! It's Tmika on your feed here to give you something to think about. Have you ever sat and Wondered?? Just literally sat down, gazed into the air and thought. Wondered what would happen if you started that business, if you took a chance, if you took a risk.. I do. I often have to be nudged a bit to snap me out of it. I usually write down my thoughts and come back to them later. 

I say all of that to say - my Buppa - my first grandbaby..always stares into oblivion.. I wonder what he thinks about, what he sees.. does he like us?? Lol!! I captured these photos (and many many more) of my little Buppa - thinking. I just knew that these little snaps were made for a layout.

I used the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base. I used some craft stain in espresso to give the blank wood some color. After a couple of coats - I let it dry. 

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I then went in with the 4x6 Brick wall stencil and white paste to give the layout some dimension and texture.

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I used Mintay's paper collection Tiny Miracles for the surrounding die cuts. Those were all fussy cut out by hand. Cause I love my Buppa :)

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I love the contrast between the dark wood and the lighter papers. I printed out and used a stitched circle die to cut them out.

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I finished the layout with some lace and webbing from my stash. Added some shimmer and flat back pearls to complete the layout. 


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What do you think Buppa is thinking?? I'd love to know your thoughts, lol!!  Anywho, that's all for now. I hope you liked what I created and will try some of these techniques at home. And remember - You're never too old to WONDER!

 

Virtual Hugs,

Tmika


Stenciled Shiplap Cutting Board

Howdy!

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

Have you had a chance to take a look at Clear Scraps' new SHIPLAP SHAPES? You can find them along with some other new products from Clear Scraps in the "What's New" category.

The Shiplap Shapes come in 2 sizes, large and small. I used the Large Shiplap Cutting Board to make this home decor piece...

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I had painted a cabinet to match the new paint in my living room and I had some leftover paint. I decided to use that paint so it would match the colors I already had in the room.

I started by giving the wood a nice, thick coat of aqua paint and letting it dry completely.

After the paint dried, I started applying the designs on the Enjoy the Little Things, 6 X 16 stencil.

I used a dark grey pigment ink for "enjoy"...

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Pigment Ink takes awhile to dry, so I sped up the dry time using a heat gun. It is important to heat set each design as it is applied so that you don't smear the portions you've already done while you ink new areas.

A dark red color was used for the "the little things" and again, I heat set each word as it was added. I also cleaned the stencil in between each word too. Again, to avoid any potential for smearing or ink transfer.

Another good hint for using stencils is to use blue painters tape to hold the stencil and materials to your work surface and to keep the stencil from moving while you ink it

Also keep in mind you don't necessarily have to use a stencil as it is made! You can just use portions of it or change the placement of the items on the stencil. In the case of this stencil, the small words underneath were too long to fit on the cutting board. So I centered "little" under "enjoy", then brought the other 2 words in closer to either side of it.

You can also use pieces of blue tape to tape off any portions of the stencil design you don't want to use that are close to those portions you DO want to use. Don't forget to mark off the edges of the stencil where the design is close to the edge. Doing this will help you to keep the ink or paint where you want it!

To finish the cutting board, I made a bow from vintage black seam binding and a dotted natural ribbon. I also tied on a few pieces of greenery for a little "freshness"...

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Altering Shiplap Shapes is a fabulous way to create custom decor pieces for your home or for gifting. It's not TOO soon to start thinking ahead to the holidays! Get some of your holiday crafting and gift making done NOW!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Large Shiplap Cutting Board and Enjoy the Little Things Stencil

Other: DecoArt: Paint, Clearsnap: Colorbox Pigment Inks and Stylus & Tips, Blue Painters Tape, Greenery, Black Seam Binding and Ribbon


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.


Advent Countdown Kit

Hello friends and happy Monday!  Christmas may be a few months away but its not too early to start thinking about creating your own DIY home decor or even fun gifts to give!  Especially if you have little ones in your family that love to countdown the days until Christmas Day!  The Advent Countdown Kit is a new release from Clear Scraps which can be decorated as you like. And with wood and chipboard elements you can use a variety of mediums such as paint, paper, stamping, etc.  

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Your kit includes everything seen here with 12 wood cards, frame, and hinge.  You also receive chipboard numbers, script words, as well as holly and berry embellishments.  

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Also included in your kit are two dowels to hang your numbers onto your frame.  Here are two of my decorated wood cards which I  covered in patterned paper.  I added smaller embellishments followed by the chipboard numbers which I painted with black acrylic paint. 

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I painted the background of the base with off-white chalk paint. I allowed areas of the wood to show through to give a distressed look to my kit. I then used the same black acrylic paint that I used on the numbers to paint my frame which fits over the top of the base.  I found using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive worked well but you can also use a hot glue gun.    I then painted my "days until" and "Christmas" chipboard pieces in green and red chalk paint again using my Beacon Adhesive to adhere.  

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For my holly and berry embellishment, I used the same red and green chalk paint.  Once dry, I  wanted to add a little more sparkle.  So, I daubed embossing ink onto each piece followed by using red and green embossing powder and set with my heat tool.  The berry piece adheres on top of the holly to give extra dimension (again using my Beacon Adhesive).  I adhered the entire piece to the upper left corner using Beacon 3-in-1.  

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Here is a small snapshot of a few of my decorated cards!  Like I  mentioned, you can embellish your cards/chipboard as you like!    This project was so fun to create!  

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, brads, die cut shapes:  Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: sanding tool. 


Friends Desktop Frame

Hi friends,

It's Sandy Diller here with a fun little project that will create a memory that you can enjoy for a long time to come.   I used the Friends Desktop Frame to make my memory.

 

Simply add the photo of choice.

 

 
I began by painting the word "Friends" with acrylic paint.
 
 
After choosing the paper and design I liked I added the paper to the frame and base using double sided adhesive.  
 

 

 
I did a little fussy cutting on the birds so I could add them to the frame.
 


Thanks for stopping by,
Sandy

First Day of School Shiplap Board

August brings on the final days of summer - but here in the Southwest, school starts in the first few weeks of August!  Hi everyone, it's Maureen with you today - and whether you are excited or sad that Summer is over, I have a project that will make you smile as school begins.

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We're making a first day of school chalkboard - and this is all the rage!  Many parents use it to help document that memorable first day of school - and I have an easy one you can make yourself!  I'm using chalkboard paint, and the fun Cutting Board Wood Shiplap Shape from Clear Scraps.

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I've started with 2 coats of a black chalkboard paint - according to directions, you will coat the first coat in one direction, then stroke the paint brush in the opposite direction for the 2nd coat.  Let these each dry thoroughly between coats.

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Next, I'm using a white chalk marker to write on the board, and my choice is a removable pen, where it can be wiped off easily.  I wanted something that would show up well in pictures, so I've decided to use the ABC Lower Case Letter Stencils.  I removed the letters from the storage ring and placed them out on the top of the board.  I've taped down the stencils lightly so they don't move as I do so. 

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I'm working backwards, starting with the letter "T."  Then I remove the stencil and do the next.  By the way, the ABC letters also are a great choice for a personalized board, if you choose to do a name instead!

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Taking my chalk pen, I gently trace the outside edge of the stencil letter.  Then, I remove the stencil and color in the middle.  Chalk pens are great for this project because they do not generally run underneath a stencil; however, if that happens, you can fix any edges with a wet paper towel.

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I'm also adding dots to the edges of the letter with a fine tip chalk pen - there are so many ways to decorate these letters and this will match the overall theme nicely.

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Next, I've chosen the apple shape from the Fall Wood Shapes collection, and traced it on a red polka dot paper.  Cut this piece out and glue to the apple shape.  I took some acrylic paint and did the stem in green.  In addition, I've given this shape some dimension by dusting the outer edges in black ink with a sponge and adding a green twine bow at the top.

The apple is glued to the board with hot glue, and then I've added some words with a black glittery sticker set.

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Final details on the board include adding dots to divide up spaces where you can write details about your student, and adding a rickrack ribbon to the top and bottom for color.  I've glued those in place with a tacky glue.

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My students are actually out of school now...and I sometimes miss those first day of school moments.  But this board will make a fine gift for some other parent.  How about you?  Will you give this project a try?  Feel free to save this project, and come find us out on Pinterest at Clear Scraps Crafting Inspiration Ideas.  See you next time, everyone!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  black chalkboard paint and brushes, white chalk markers, red rickrack ribbon, polka dot card stock, green acrylic paint, green twine.

 

 


School Photo 3D Frameable

HiYa!

Tami here with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog! 

It's that time of year --- back to school time, where did the summer go?

And what does back to school mean? New pictures and class photos of your kiddos in their brand spanking new school clothes.

The photo in this project was taken when my son Chris was in middle school - and when he liked his hair SHORT... boy have things changed! LOL!

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I used one of Clear Scraps' 3D Frameables to display his school photo. I selected the Square Frame and Base with the School-Apple Word and Shape.

I find I have a lot of leftovers when I scrapbook. I keep them sorted by themes and then when I want to make a project, I pull out the bits and pieces and use them to create something new. This project utilizes parts and papers from several different collections.

I started by painting the top of the base school bus yellow and the bottom of the base brown. I painted the School word with black paint, then outlined it with a white gel pen to help it stand out. I covered the apple with printed paper, then inked around the edge with red and inked the stem and leaf with brown and green inks.

I used strips of a ruler printed paper to cover the frame. I wanted to add a few more accents so I added the quote blocks at the upper left with some stickers to embellish them. I had some book paper I wanted to use, so I mounted it on some chipboard, cut it out and adhered it behind the School word.

I liked the sticker with the quote "the more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" so I adhered it to the front of the top base.

All that was left to do was add my photo! 

AND... you can use the same frame from year to year and just change out the photo! 

I think this would make a great teacher gift as well, you could frame the class photo for them to display on their desk.

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today! Please come back soon! There are some BRAND NEW team members that will be sharing their projects with you this month so keep an eye out for them!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 3D Frameabls: Square Frame and Base and School-Apple Word and Shape

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clearsnap: ColorBox Inks, Sakura: White Gel Pen and Misc Papers and Stickers


Gingerbread Advent Countdown Calendar

Over the years, I've had several Christmas countdown calendars, especially when my kids were little.  Each one is unique in it's own way, but most counted only the days of December.  Hi - it's Maureen today!  I want to share a project using the newest item in the Clear Scraps catalog, the Advent Countdown Kit!

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Yes, I'm working on Christmas stuff, but this kit will allow me to countdown from 99 if I want!  And, oh by the way...that's not far from now.  Ha!  Oh my goodness, this kit is so cute, and the possibilities with this project were endless...I admit, it took me a few days to decide what colors I wanted to do.  After much debate, I decided a peppermint swirl and gingerbread plaid was the way to go.

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To start, I've taken the main easel board and base-coated it in a spice brown color.  I did sand it once and painted a second coat on top - it gives it a much smoother finish that way. 

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Next, I used a gingerbread brown and burgundy card stock paper to back the board.  To cut it to the right shape, trace it on the back with pencil.  Also make sure to trace the holes for the pegs.  I used a small pin tool to poke them out before I glued to the board.  Then glue the top panel over it.

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For the number panels, I've painted them a burgundy red.  I'm using all acrylic paint for this project.  Sand and add a 2nd coat as necessary.

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I had a peppermint swirl die cut so I cut several sheets of white card stock with this panel, then laid them on top of the panels, gluing them into place.  Then I took a detail scissors and trimmed off the ends.

The chipboard numbers that come with the kit are painted in a pine tree green and the script font is painted in white.  Set these aside to dry, then later glue them on the center of each peppermint panel and on to the main board.

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Now, I also saw this really cute Holly Tag Chipboard Embellishment, and thought the outline to the holly looked like gingerbread icing!  I've painted the tag in the same burgundy red, but added some green where the holly will lay over the shape.  Next, I've painted the trim in white and glued it together.  I'm also using a small die cut in a peppermint shape and adding some red and white card stock candies to the berries on the tag, as well as some additional ones on the easel.

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I've also painted the holly leaves that come with the kit in the same manner.  Both the holly leaves and the tag embellishment were added to the top left and bottom right corners of the easel.  To glue all the items together, I'm using a white tacky glue.

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Now let's assemble the back.  When the kit comes to you, you will break apart the joint panels and then insert the tabbed piece to the joint on the back.  Next, glue the panel to the easel back.  Let this dry completely before you put pressure on it - hot glue or a tacky glue works really well and holds nicely.

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Okay, for the gingerbread trim, I've cut a few strips of rickrack shaped paper in white card stock and glued them to the edges of the easel board.  If you don't have a die cut like this, you could cut a few strips from an electronic cutting machine, purchase stickers or even paint them on!

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And now we look all ready to countdown...I even am in the mood to do some holiday baking!  Although it might be too hot yet to do so, ha ha.  Now - I'm curious; how will you decorate YOUR Advent Calendar Kit??

Until next time,

Maureen

Additional supplies used:  acrylic paints in burgundy, green, brown and white; die cuts of a peppermint swirl, mini peppermints and rick rack border shapes; white card stock; plaid card stock; tacky glue.


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.

 

 


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.

 


Birthday Banner

Hello Clear Scraps fans, 

It's Sandy Diller here with you today.  In our home there are plenty of birthdays in August so I have created a birthday banner of gift boxes that can be displayed for the birthday guy or gal on their special day.
 
 
I began with the Present Wood Accordion Shaker Album which has four panels including a fun shaker element.
 
 
I began by covering all the pieces with coordinating paper.  I sanded the edges and then added ink.
I traced out the shape of the bow so I could create a pattern and cut from paper to add on top of each present. 
 
 
For the next step - ribbon was added to the edge of each lid.  (not on the shaker section)

 
A festive stamp was added to each box.  I used my Misti Tool to do this but you can also do it with a stamp and block.  I waited until the paper was added to the box to do the stamping so I was sure the stamp would be centered.

 
The top of the shaker section was covered with double sided adhesive and then glitter was added.
 
 
The protective film was removed from each side of the acrylic piece and placed on the project after adding the shaker filling. 
 
 
Once all panels were decorated - they were attached with two strips of acrylic.  One at the top and on near the bottom. Each strip is about 2" wide X 18" long. There are holes in each panel so they can be connected with rings, so it can be used as an album, but I used the acrylic for a different look.

 
When this banner is not being displayed it can be easily stored until the next birthday comes along.
I plan to use it on the mantle but it would be easy to decorate the back so it can be used as a centerpiece for the birthday celebration.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Sandy

Holy Cow! Christmas in July!

Howdy!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today. I have a project using one of the new Shiplap Wood Shapes that I'd like to show you.

Although it's about 100 degrees on any given day during summer here in Texas, I was thinking about Christmas! July IS a great time to start working on or think about working on projects for the holidays. 

It seems like once Halloween rolls around, it's a downhill slide into Christmas. The weeks between the holidays just seems to disappear. So why not do some of your holiday crafting during the summer?

I used the Large Shiplap Cow Head to make this Christmas decor piece for my front door...

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Let me show you how I made it...

I started by painting the wood with 2 coats of black chalkboard paint...

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I wanted the grooves in the shiplap to show up more, so I used a metal file to scrape down the lines to remove the paint...

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Next I used a chalk writer and the ABC Lower Case Stencils to add the wording...

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I gave the piece 2 coats of sealer to protect the chalk from smudging...

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I made a bow from some holiday ribbon and added some stems of pine garland behind it. I tied rusty bells onto some silver cording and hung them from the bow. A hot glue gun secured the bow to the wood...

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Don't forget about adding a hanger. I used my Crop-o-dile to punch holes in the wood, then used a heavy red and natural twine as the hanger...

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I was thinking that doing any of the Shiplap pieces in a chalkboard paint would allow me to change out the wording as long as I didn't seal it. And I could use magnets to add and change out the embellishments to change up the design for different holidays. Might have to try that next!

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Large Shiplap Cow Head and ABC Lower Case Stencils 

Other: Black Chalkboard Paint, White Chalk Writer, Matte Sealer, Ribbon, Pine Garland, Silver Cording, Rusty Jingle Bells and Twine


Gnomie Celebrates the Seasons!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing all the fun add-ons that are available for Gnomie 'big dude' I shared a few days ago which stands over 20" tall! I'm back today to share all his seasonal add-ons created with the Wood Fall Collection Shapes, Wood Holiday Collection Shapes, Wood Spring Collection Shapes and Wood Summer Collection Shapes

All the wood shapes were colored with acrylic paint pens. I adhered a small magnet to the lower part of the gnome's beard in the area where he'll 'hold' each of the seasonal add-ons (which also have a magnet on the back of each one). I adhered a tiny magnet to the back of each of his hands and two tiny magnets on the front of each of the add-ons for him to 'hold' them.

We'll start with the pumpkin, apple and maple leaf from the Wood Fall Collection Shapes.


We'll move on to the bulb, snowflake and tree from the Wood Holiday Collection Shapes.


Now we have the heart, shamrock and Easter egg from the Wood Spring Collection Shapes.


And finally, we have the flower, watermelon slice and popsicle from the Wood Summer Collection Shapes.


Gnomie is a Tall Drink of Water!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a super cool gnome that's definitely a 'tall drink of water' as my mom would say - standing over 20" tall! He comes with a stand but I fashioned him to hang on a front door to hold seasonal add-on elements all year long! You'll get a peek of only one of those add-ons in this post but you'll see all 12 of them in my post in just a few days! 

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I painted Gnomie's hat with red acrylic paint. I painted his robe with light green acrylic paint and then swiped on bright aqua green acrylic paint over that to tone down the light green a bit. I painted his beard with white ash paint. Then finally, I colored his nose and hands with a flesh tone alcohol marker.

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I adhered a small disc magnet toward the bottom of his beard in the area where he'll 'hold' each of the seasonal add-ons which also have a small disc magnet on the back of each one.

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I adhered a tiny magnet to the back of each of his hands.

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Each seasonal add-on has two tiny magnets on the front in the areas where his hands will 'hold' each one. 


Clear Scraps products used:
XL Wood Gnome 2

Other products used:
Paints, alcohol markers, distress collage medium, disc magnets

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Stay tuned for my post showcasing all the add-ons in just a few days! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie