Home Decor

Clear Scraps Printers Tray--Make a Pretty Life

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

project created with one of the Clear Scraps Printer Trays!

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Love the fun shape on this one!  It's the Deco Printer Tray Frame.

The top layer of the frame was painted with black acrylic paint.

The back of the tray is a solid piece of chipboard.  To do this

project I used different patterned papers and journal boxes to

cover the back.  You can trace out just one paper to cover it or

paint it.  This time there were some cute sayings and pictures

I wanted to use so I did one section at a time. 

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The top and bottom I used the same kind of paper to give

the project a good base to "frame" it so it didn't get too busy.

One of the ways to give the printer's tray projects a lot of

interest is to create layers.  You have the base paper, you

then can add stickers that are flat.  You can add a few with

a bit of foam tape if it's not too thick.  And you can see where

I added the sequins too for a fun touch.  Then you glue all

the frame pieces together (except the top piece), peel the

protective coating off of the acrylic sheet, glue that down,

and then glue the painted frame on the top.  To finish it off,

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more layers, with some stickers and stickers popped up

with foam tape to give it even more dimension.  These

printer trays are so much fun to do!  You can use them

as home decor, or as cool photo frames for a certain

occasion or special memory.   Check out the Clear Scraps

store too, they have different combinations of openings

in the trays, so you can choose the right one for your

project.  Find them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Deco Printer Tray Frame

Other:  black acrylic paint, Simple Stories

Hey Crafty Girl paper and stickers, sequins,

foam tape, adhesive.


Flowery Family First Home Pallet

Howdy,

Tami here to share another project with you today.

April showers bring May flowers, and this project features some big, bright, bold zinnias.

Clear Scraps released a bunch of new stencils and a pretty Zinnia is one of them; I used the 6" size. The new House Pallet Shape and Mini Family Shaker were also used in today's project.

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I love zinnias, they are so colorful and I used to plant them every summer - might be time to order some. I wanted to create a project that would really show off the Zinnia stencil, so I decided to make them the background for this home decor piece...

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I started by painting the House Pallet white, then used a file to lightly sand and distress it. Then I positioned the Zinnia stencil on the pallet, held it in place with some washi tape, then used creamy pigment inks to fill in the designs. 

I used a few colors to create some shading on the flowers and leaves...

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I continued moving the stencil around the pallet and filling in the flowers and leaves til I was happy with the background.

Then I painted the chipboard back of the Mini Family Shaker Box white and inked one of the chipboard forms with green ink.

I assembled the shaker; filling it with Summer Sequins...

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One hint when working with pigment inks, is to heat set your stenciled designs before you begin the next one. Most pigment inks dry fairly quickly on raw wood or chipboard, but there is some drying time. Heat setting dries your designs immediately and you will avoid smearing any wet portions. I also heat set the family chipboard piece of the shaker after I inked it.

I inked some canvas chipboard letters to match the flowers, then outlined them with a black permanent pen to define them. I also outlined the inside of the letters on the family chipboard using a white gel pen.

Once all the pieces were ready, it was glue and go!

I'm sure you can think of something to embellish using the Zinnia Stencil; it would look great on a canvas tote, or even a T-shirt.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Zinnia Stencil, House Pallet Shape, Mini Family Shaker and Summer Sequins

Other: ColorBox: Citrus Paintbox Pigment Ink and Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, White Canvas Chipboard Letters, White Acrylic Paint, White Gel Pen, Black Fine Point Permanent Pen, Paintbrush, File and Washi Tape


Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet--Create a Beautiful Life

Hi there everyone!!  Laura here bringing you some colorful

inspiration today!  Sharing a fun project created with the

Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape.

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The medium pallets are so fun to play with!  You can make so many

great projects!  They are just the right size to display for a holiday or

season as a home decor piece.  Or you can add a picture or to for a

different twist on the typical photo frame/display.  Want to see all

the shapes available?  Check it out right HERE.

To cover this pallet I used a combo of patterned papers and paint.

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The lid was painted with gray acrylic paint, and once dry,

I brushed it with a little black distress ink to give it an

aged look.  The other sections you can see the flowered

and blue patterned papers I used to cover the rest of the

pallet.  Just trace, cut and glue with your favorite adhesive.

I also inked around the edges of the papers to keep the

look cohesive with the inking on the lid portion.

The pretty yellow butterfly is another of the cool new

chipboard pieces that Clear Scraps has to embellish with!

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The aqua and pink butterfly is from the same set!

It's called the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment.

These are so pretty, and you can create them any way

you want to!  Want to paint, you can, mix colors, ink,

use glitter glue, so many ideas for your projects.   I wanted

some bright fun colors to make an eye catching piece to

put up in my craft room!  This is another Clear Scraps

item that has so many choices!  It's fun to just go and

look in this section in the store and see where your

creativity and ideas take you!  There are ideas for

outdoors, seasons, baby, family.  Find them all HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Gray, black, aqua, pink and yellow acrylic paint,

Black Soot Distress Ink,  Simple Stories Hey Crafty Girl,

twine, adhesive.


Mason Jar Shaker Box Lemonade Sign

Hiya,

Tami here posting from sunny Texas, hopefully you are catching some sunny rays and balmy breezes where you are at. Most of us may still need to "Stay at Home", but that doesn't mean stay inside!

When the weather starts to warm up, my mind turns to all things sunny, including sunshine colored lemonade; it's cool, refreshing, tart but sweet at the same time.

Did you feel that pucker as you read that?

I combined 2 new products from Clear Scraps to create a home decor piece that will get you ready to welcome summertime...

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The base of the piece is the new Deco Wood Shape and it is embellished with the Mini Mason Jar Shaker. The Deco Wood Shape was painted in an ombre aqua to set off the bright yellow lemonade and lemons. The shaker is filled with rhinestone "ice" and a black and white straw. The wording and lemons are custom made stickers.

I've put together a video that shows how to create this project yourself, step-by-step.

Thanks for stopping by today; hope this project inspires you to create something sunny to brighten up your home.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Deco Wood Shape and Mini Mason Jar Shaker

Other: Grafix: Computer Grafix Matte Adhesive, DecoArt: Americana Acrylic Paint: Pineapple, Margarita, White and Silver and Media Fluid Acrylic Paint: Cobalt Teal Hue, Black Chipboard Letters, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clear Rhinestones, Black & White Striped Paper Straw, Paintbrush, Scissors


Garden Angel DIY Pallet

 
Greetings! Chris here sharing this adorable Garden Angel I created!   When I was browsing through the Clear Scraps store I saw this beautiful Angel DIY Pallet  and just knew she couldn't wait until the holiday to be created with.  

 

 
So... I decided to make a garden angel for my back door. I just love how adorable she is!
 
To recreate this project you will need the following:
 
Clear Scraps Supplies
Other Supplies
Scrap paper (for tracing pattern) Patterned Paper, paint, adhesive,
Kraft Card Stock, jute, Distress Inks, Letter stickers, Crop-a-dile hole punch
 
 
Start by determining the "layout" for the angels dress. You can see I added faint pencil lines to show her dress. 

 

 
Trace angel from for the  bottom two pallets directly onto back side of patterned paper. 

For the top part of the pallet, trace dress shape and then cut from patterned paper.

 

 



Trace wings onto coordinating patterned paper.

Here is how she looks before I starting gluing anything down. 

 
Before gluing paint head in beige or flesh tones. Let dry. while head is drying, cut banners from Kraft cardstock. (roughly 2x3).  Using distress inks and 6 Inch Doily Stencil ink banners. 

 

 Add GARDEN letters onto banners.  Punch holes in each banner and tie together with jute.

Once head is dry, begin adhering your paper to your pallet. 

Once angel is "dressed" punch holes in each side of wings and hang banner. (hint I made the ties long enough to be used  as the hanging tie as well.

 

I really hope you are inspired to try out the DIY Pallet shapes! 

Mother's Day Gift Idea For Grandmother

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Hello everyone... Helen is here today. Mother's Day is this coming Sunday. And I would like to share a Mother's Day gift idea for Grandmother using the Grandkids Desktop Frame. But, this gift idea is not only for this Mother's Day, it can be a special gift also on Grandparents' Day. I believe every grandparents would love to have a special display showing off their grandkids in their house. This home decor is simple and quick.

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Using pencil, I started with tracing the wood word and heart frame on two different patterns of scrapbook papers. After tracing, I fussy cut them with scissors.

I added each of the paper on each wood with 3-in-1 Beacon adhesive glue. I rubbed the surface firmly with my finger to remove the bubbles and to make sure the paper attached well on the wood.

I printed my daughters’ picture on a 4x6 photo paper with my inkjet printer. Then, I trace the heart frame on the photo and fussy cut it with scissors again. I added the picture on the heart shape on the wood word with 3-in-1 Beacon adhesive glue. Then, I added the heart frame on it with the same glue. I held them down with couple acrylic stamping block until the glue dry.

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While waiting for the glue to dry, I worked on the bottom stand pieces. This time I painted them with acrylic paints.

First layer, I painted the two oval pieces with lime green. I let them dried. It was a thin layer so it dried quickly. After that, I painted them again with white acrylic paint. But this time, before the paint dried, I wiped it off with baby wipe. This way gave a very thin layer over the lime green and it ended up look like a light sea green color.

I painted around the edges using white paint and let them all dried well. Once they were dry, I stacked them together with wood glue and added couple heavy books on it to hold them down until the glue dried. Then, I just put the wood word on the base all together. And it is done.

I hope this give you a creative idea. You can find many supplies to make home decor yourself at Clear Scraps Store and you will find many inspirations at this blog everyday! Thank you so much for stopping by and have wonderful day!


Family XL Desktop Wood Frame

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the new XL Desktop Wood Frames that were released this past January!  There are six designs including the one featured for my project: the Family XL Desktop Wood Frame.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used to decorate my frame. 

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Each Desktop Frame comes with four pieces: the back base, frame, and two wood ovals to stand your project.  I  began by painting the "family" letters with white acrylic paint. I  did not worry about whether I  had good coverage as only a little of the white will show through in the end. 

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Next, I  applied a thin coat of crackle effect to the top of the white acrylic paint.  Allow ample time for this step to dry. 

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While waiting for the crackle to dry, I  painted the two oval base pieces with chalk paint in green.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered the two together pressing firmly to ensure a good seal. 

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I  also used the same green chalk paint over the crackle effect to give a distressed look. Here is a close up of the end result. I  covered the wood frame with patterned paper and adhered to the wood back.  

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I  finished placing a small amount of adhesive into each of the slots, then placing the top piece into the base.  I  then added stickers and die cuts to accent my frame.  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut, sticker: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, Folk Art; crackle: Martha Stewart; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc:  foam brush


Faith Over Fear Pallet Sign

Hello everyone... Helen is here today. Today, I would like to share this Faith Over Fear Pallet Sign that I created using the Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape and Faith Over Fear XL Script Wood Quote.

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I use 12 x 12 scrapbook paper that I cut into 3 paper strips. I applied thin layer of Mod Podge with foam brush on each of the pallet wood, next I added each paper strips on the wood pallet, and then I applied another thin layer of the Mod Podge again.

The Mod Podge can dry in couple hours or over night. But I dried it with craft heater (heat gun) for faster drying. But the trick is when use craft heater (heat gun), you have to be careful for the glue not to get bubbly becuase of the heat.

I added extra texture on the wood with paint splatters using acrylic paints (white, teal and dark blue) that mixed with a little bit of water. And then I used the brush to add the splatters on the wood.

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While wait for the splatters paints to dry, I grabbed my Extra Glitter Mod Podge jar and another clean brush. I painted the wood script word with those glitter mod podge and look at that... I got a glitter wood word!!! I love how it turned out. Again, I used craft heater to speed up the drying time.

I added the wood word on the wood pallet with wood glue. I put some heavy books on top if it while it was drying.

These last several weeks that we all have been through are uncertain. I hope this sign can be a reminder for all of us to have faith than fear, to help us to remember that God in whom we have put our trust is at work in our lives every single day.

Thank you for stopping at our blog today. Have wonderful day!


Clear Scraps DIY Medium Pallet Shape--Our Home

Hi there everyone!  How we all holding up?

Laura here today, to give you a little craft time

distraction with an idea for a cute little home

decor project that's fun and super easy to do!

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Is your home your happy place?  I love being at home.

But I also feel like it's always a work in progress.  It's messy

sometimes, it's not decorator perfect, that's for sure, but it's

full of our memories, and mementos we've gotten from different

events, pictures, and of course, some of these fun home decor

pieces I've created over the years.  This one starts with a great

base piece, the Clear Scraps House Medium DIY Pallet Shape.

Love these medium pallets, and there are a lot of great shapes

to choose from.  You can always go with a basic square or circle,

that's a great place to start (check them all out HERE)

Don't be afraid of the shapes though,  you just paint it, or you can

trace it and cut it out of a pretty patterned paper like I did here.

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Just cut around it, and cut the strips.  I like to ink around

the edges sometimes.  Not every time, just depends on the

look I'm going for.  After that, just glue the pieces to the

wood using your favorite adhesive.

The words "Our Home" are also a Clear Scraps item.

You can find all the XL Script Wood Quotes in the

store under the embellishments section. 

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I simply painted it all white, then went back in using

a brush to paint the heart in red.  I added a few

stickers and enamel dots to complete this cute little

piece of home decor.  You could add a ribbon or

display it on an easel in your home.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps--House Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Home XL Script Wood Quote

Other--Acrylic paint-white, gray, red, enamel dots

Photo Play Boarding Pass stickers, papers.


Every Moment Matters with Clear Scraps

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here today to share a home decor project I created using some fun Clear Scraps wood products! It's officially springtime so I  started with the Flower Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base. And I'm going to show you how I  decorated my pallet. 

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I  selected my background paper and measured each "slat" of the Flower.  I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the front the pallet and adhered the patterned paper. 

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I  cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and healing mat to trim around the edges. I  also used sand paper to smooth the seams between the paper and pallet. 

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Using a foam applicator, I  painted the edges of the pallet with white acrylic paint not worrying about having clean lines. 

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Next, I  painted the Every Moment Matters XL Script Wood Quote with chalk paint in green.  Again, I did not worry about covering ever surface of the wood.

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I  then applied wax to the front of the Wood Quote using a tea light candle (however you can use any candle in your stash). The more wax you apply, the more distressed your effect will be. 

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I  then applied white paint in small sections, scrapping the excess off as I  went.   You can also use sand paper to smooth any areas you weren't happy with. I  affixed my Wood Quote using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 

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I  used stickers and chipboard embellishments as accents. I  also utilized my hand punches to add additional butterflies. 

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To finish, I  used my hole punch at each side to thread ribbon though to hang my project! 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Hope this inspires you to do some spring home decor projects with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; hand punch: Martha Stewart; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; ribbon: May Arts; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: vellum, foam applicator brush, x-acto knife, sand paper. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Quote--You Got This!!

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share

a little positivity and encouragement!  We could all

use a little of that right now!  At least we do have the

signs of spring, gorgeous warm weather, sunshine,

the grass is starting to get green and some of those

early springtime flowers are starting to make their

appearance.  At least that's what it looks like here in

the midwest!  You might be a little ahead or a little

behind, but gotta love spring!

My project that I'm sharing with you today has a

little bit of springtime mixed with the encouragment

we all need a little bit of right now!

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This bright cheerful little sign uses a wooden star base (coming

soon from Clear Scraps....watch the "What's New" section!) and

the XL Script Wood Quote--You Got This is spot on for a reminder

we can get through this together a day at a time!

To create this one, I started by tracing the wooden star shape on

the bright flower patterned paper.  I cut it out and glued it to the

star base.  Then I brushed the edges with some bright pink acrylic

paint for a pop of color.   The You Got This sentiment is painted

with yellow acrylic paint.

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What could be more cheerful than bright yellow paint??!!

And then I added a couple of heart stickers, and tied a little

spring birdie tag to the letter "U" with a bit of twine.

I wanted to showcase the springtime vibe a little more,

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and the hello spring sticker was perfect! I am so happy

spring is here, hope you are too!  Enjoy the sunshine

(and the rain bringing those sweet spring flowers)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  XL Script Wood Quote-You Got This.

Other:  Acrylic paint--yellow, pink.  Doodlebug

Bunnyville, twine, enamel dots, adhesive.


Inspirational Pallet

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Hola,

Tami here to share a little positivity with you today.

We find ourselves amidst troubling times; where our everyday life has become anything but "everyday".

So I thought I'd put some pent up energy into making something positive for my home. Clear Scraps has many messages of faith in their line, and I decided to use the "Faith Over Fear" XL Wood Quote as a starting point.

I noticed that the quote fit perfectly on the Medium Deco Pallet Shape, so decided that would work great as the base for the quote. 

I wanted something colorful for the background, but couldn't find a printed paper I liked and didn't just want to paint or ink it. Then I caught sight of my washi tape; I have a "slight" addiction to it as you can see from this photo...

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Washi tape comes in tons of patterns and colors and I thought it would work well to cover the pallet with.

I placed strips of washi tape horizontally on each section of the pallet, lining up each strip directly beside the previous one. Then used a file to remove excess tape from edges.

For the quote, I painted it white so it would stand out from the background; then distressed it, especially around the edges of the letters. Loosely outlining the letters in a black pen helped define them a bit more.

Washi tape was also used to dress up the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment.

Here is a short little video that shows you how I made this project step-by-step.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: "Faith Over Fear" XL Wood QuoteMedium Deco Pallet Shape and Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Assorted Washi Tape, White Acrylic Paint, White Cardstock Scrap, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, File, Scissors, Black Pen and Paint Brush

 


Large Chipboard Embellishments Home Decor

Hello! It's Jennifer here to share a home decor project I created with a few new Clear Scraps products! I   began with the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape and covered each slat with patterned paper.  Using a solvent based adhesive, such as Beacon, works best with the birch wood.  

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Next, I  painted the Tractor Large Chipboard Embellishment using off white for the body and black for the tires and steering wheel. 

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Once the paint was dry, I  applied a thin coat of crackle paint over the body of the Tractor.  You won't notice the crackle effect until the next step. And this medium does take a bit longer to dry. 

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My plan was to paint the tractor pink but my paint did not quite match my paper. So after applying the pink I  did add a coat of the off white to lighten the color.  You can see here the close up of the crackle. 

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Using my Beacon,  I covered the Home Large Chipboard Embellishment with patterned paper.  I  then removed excess paper with an x-acto knife and sanding tool. I   adhered the letters with the same adhesive. 

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I  added paper flowers from my stash to the back tire of the tractor as well as bow sticker from the collection I  used. You can also see enamel dots and chipboard plus signs for accent. 

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I  also added a couple paper flowers to the "O" in my Home Chipboard Embellishment as well as some twine.  You can use a hole punch at the top of the pallet in order to hang your creation or leave as is!  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all things new! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, stickers: Crate Paper; enamel dots:  Doodlebug Designs; flowers: Mon Ami Gabi; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; crackle paint: Martha Stewart; misc: twine. 

 

 

 


Spring Floral Cone Using Chipboard Banners

Hello,

Tami here with a brightly colored project that is just perfect for spring.

As the weather starts to warm up, it's time to shake off the muted colors of winter and brighten up our homes with the colors of spring. And what is more "Spring-y" than flowers? I'll show you how to easily turn the Clear Scraps Large Chipboard Banner into a cone that you can hang on the wall and fill with flowers.

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The Clear Scraps banner sets are great to use to make decor, holiday or party banners. But they can be used for more than that as you can see from this project. 

The triangle shapes of the banner pieces make it simple to attach 3 together to make a cone. I used paint on the scalloped edge of the banner pieces, then covered the rest with printed paper. Cardstock hinges connect the pieces to form the cone. 

Here is a short video that shows you how to make this cone for your own home decor. 

This pretty cone would also make a special gift once you fill it with flowers. You could also cover the cone in neutral colors, then change out the flowers to match the season.

If you or a friend is planning a wedding, these cones would look beautiful on the church pews or on the chairs lining the aisle. For outdoor weddings, decorate the space by hanging them in the trees. 

For the sample project, I only embellished 2 of the 3 chipboard pieces as the back of the cone is against the wall and did not need to be covered or painted. If the cones will be hung where all 3 sides will show, just embellish the third side as well.

I hope this project will help you get in the mood for Spring.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard Shapes Large Banners

Other: Graphic 45 Printed Papers, DecoArt: Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Pom Pom Trim, Cardstock and Ribbon

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Paint Brush and Bone Folder

 


Vacation Shaker Magnets

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Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial for these cute little shaker magnets.  I don't know about you, but the hint of spring in the air has me dreaming of summer vacation already, and these little magnets are the perfect way to remind myself that I'll be lying on the beach or heading off in our camper in no time!

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Of all the new shakers in the Clear Scraps shop, the little flip flops may be my favorite!  First I traced the sandal shape onto some bright and summery scrapbook paper and then I cut it out and adhered it to the chip back shape with liquid glue.  After adhering two more chip forms on top of the chip back with liquid glue, I added sand from one of my family's more recent beach trips and sealed the memories inside with the acrylic divider.  To coat the top chip form in shiny black enamel, I applied Versamark ink and black embossing powder before melting it with my heat tool.

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The camper shaker was assembled in much the same way, trading in some pine tree scrapbook paper for the summery pattern and silver embossing powder for the black embossing powder.  I added woodgrain and forest green sequins to the shaker before sealing it up with the acrylic divider that I applied a blue foil rub-on sentiment to the front of.

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I added strong magnets to the back of each shaker with hot glue so that I could stick these to my kitchen appliances and dream of summer vacations past and those to come!

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I hope you enjoyed these fun shaker magnets and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With all of the cute new shakers available in the Clear Scraps shop, what are you going to make first?

~ Annie

Additional products used: black and silver embossing powder, Versamark ink, heat tool, woodgrain/green sequins, beach sand, Beacon 3-in-1 glue, rub-on foiled sentiment, patterned paper, strong magnets