Layouts

Fin Mini Shaker Layout

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a layout I created with some awesome Clear Scraps products! Summer is in full swing and I am loving the warm days and extra sunlight! Which of course means time outdoors and fun activities like hanging out at the pool!  I  documenting this adorable photo of my niece and nephew swimming and thought the Fin Mini Shaker Shape would be the perfect focal point!

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I began by painting my top chipboard frame of the shaker using chalk paint in a patina color.  Chalk paint isn't necessary but it does dry quickly.  And I just happened to love this color for my page!  I also painted the inside edges of the middle chipboard frames as well. 

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the base chipboard of my shaker. I cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. I  finished by sanding the edges to smooth any rough spots. 

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Again using my Beacon adhesive, I adhered my two middle frames to the base as shown.  I then added a few different varieties of chunky glitter to the center of my shaker.  For adhering the acrylic piece, it is best to add your adhesive onto the chipboard as apposed to the acrylic overlay.  This will prevent smudging on the acrylic.

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Here is the close up of the end result! I did again use my Beacon to adhere the Fin to my layout for a good seal. 

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For my background, I secured the 12 Inch Fish Scales Mascil to my 12x12 white cardstock with washi tape. I then blended four different Distress Oxide Inks as shown. 

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Here is a close up of the stencil + oxide ink! I love the bright colors and how it turned out!

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Lastly, I added in different embellishments from the collection I used to accent my page!

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, die cuts:  Echo Park Paper; card stock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; stamp: October Afternoon; inks: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; bakers twine: The Twinery;   misc: thread, x-acto  knife

 


Days Gone By Layout

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today! Do you love to scrapbook? Have you tried creating a layout on acrylic? It's so versatile and you can use many different craft mediums and apply to your acrylic to get the look you desire or specific theme.

For today's project I'm using Clear Scraps XL Scalloped shape. Click Here but there's many different styles to chose from. We will also be using Clear Scraps Chipboard heart Click Here and feathers chipboard Click Here

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My papers I chose are from Blue Fern and are from their Jane's Memoirs collection. Since I'm creating a heritage layout, I thought these would be perfect!

To start, we will be decorating our chipboard shapes first. For the heart, cut away from your outside chipboard piece. You can save this outside piece for another project. I covered the main heart with some glitter, and painted the smaller heart inside with pink acrylic paint. Let dry. After it dries, I took some Pebeo Gliding wax -Gold, and rubbed with my finger over the swirled areas on my chipboard heart. Then I chose a background paper to decorate the inside of my heart. I traced and cut it out. Applied to the back of my chipboard heart with glue. I prefer to use Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It grabs quickly and has a permanent bond. Set your heart aside. 

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For the feather chipboard I applied some Finnibair rust pastes using a stiff brush and a pouncing motion. I like the effect this creates. Gives it a weathered rusty look. Let dry.

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Next chose a background paper of your choice. I cut my 12x12 paper on all sides to measure about 10x10 inches. This leaves a nice clear edge of acrylic showing. I used a Clear adhesive tape to attach my scrapbook paper to the back of my acrylic sheet. I only applied tape to the four corners. You may use a clear drying craft glue, but be careful not too apply too much. Then I applied ink lightly to the edges of my acrylic sheet. I used Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink in Rose Gold.

Now you can start planning how you want to decorate your layout. I chose a vintage photo of my grandparents as my main focal point. I matted my photo on cream cardstock and adhered to the middle left side of my page.  I fussy cut out a tiny envelope and ticket from ephermera pack. Scored and glued together my tiny envelope and tucked my ticket inside. Added a heart gem. Glued my envelope to the bottom right corner. 

I glued my chipboard feather along the bottom of my page. The chipboard heart I glued above my photo at the top, using some foam tape on the back. This adds some dimension! I took a small paper rose and inked over the edges with some Distress Ink to give it an aged look. I then adhered my rose to the top of my chipboard heart. 

To finish off my layout, I arranged and glued some flowers along the edge of my envelope at the bottom. I adhered some letters for my title on my page. 

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Here are some closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed this project today and I have inspired you to try to create your own acrylic layout! I think this would also be a great Home Decor piece. You could add a ribbon to hang or display it on your wall or shelf! 

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps blog website for all your crafting supplies and to see what's new! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and would love to see your crafty makes! Until next time, Happy Scrapbooking!

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, foam tape, Jane Memoirs Stylograph paper and ephemera, Finnibair Rust pastes in Gold, Brown and Rust, Finnibair Crimson glitter, Pebeo Gliding wax in Gold, Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink in Rose gold, Tim Holtz Distress ink Old paper, 49 and Market flowers, Prima flowers. 


Balloon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Friday!  It's a holiday weekend here in the US which means a longer weekend for most of us!  I love celebrating with family and this includes special milestones like birthdays!  I created a layout using the new Balloon Mini Shaker Shape and will show you the techniques I used. 

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I painted the front surface of the top chipboard frame of my shaker. I then used my Beacon Adhesive to adhere the two middle chipboard frames together. I  used the same paint to cover the edges of the frames. I set them aside to dry to work on decorating the base. 

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Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of my chipboard base. I trimmed away excess using scissors as well as an x-acto knife. I  followed up with a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges. 


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Next, I adhered my two middle chipboard frames as shown.  Before adding my chunky glitter, I used an embossing bag to de-static the area.  I then adhered my acrylic piece applying adhesive to the chipboard.  After I was happy with placement, I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a good seal. 

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I  dabbed the front chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by using a bright blue embossing powder.  I had thought about doing a light pink but thought the blue would be a better contrast.  After the powder was set, I adhered it to the shaker with my Beacon Adhesive. 

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And here is a close up of my shaker assembled!  Using a solvent based liquid adhesive is usually best to adhere the shakers to your projects.  

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I added smaller stickers as well as brads and enamel dots to accent around my photo. You can also see I  stamped the date as well as added a sentiment. (I  have hoarded a large collection of roller stamps!)

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Thank you for reading! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard shapes, brads, enamel dots, washi tape, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; embossing ink, pigment ink: Ranger; stamps: Heidi Swapp, Becky Higgins; embossing powder:  Ranger; chunky glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool


Summer Beach Themed Layout

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Who is ready for sunny days and beachy weather? It's Maya here on the blog today to share this 8.5 x 11 beach-themed layout featuring the Fan-shells Chipboard Embellishments. I'm a huge fan of chipboard embellishments because they can be used on any project like layouts, cards, tags, albums, etc.

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▼ I used an 8.5 x 11 white paper for the background paper. Then, I tore the patterned papers into pieces and laid them to the top and the bottom of the layout to create a beachy atmosphere with blue skies and sand. 

▼ For the seashell chipboard embellishments, I painted them with acrylic paint in white. After the white acrylic paint dried, I applied dry brush paint to add some blue color to the seashells. I used a dry brush and loaded a small amount of blue acrylic paint. Next, I used a piece of tissue to swirl the paintbrush into it and get rid of the wetness from the paint. The key to getting an ideal dry brush effect is by using light pressure to go over the surface.

▼ After I adhered the seashell chipboards to the layout, I also used some ephemera to decorate around the seashells that I fussy cut from a patterned paper.

The size of my photo is 3 x 4 and I covered it with a door frame. Again, I decorated around the photo using the beach-themed pieces I fussy cut from a patterned paper to finish this layout.

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to use chipboard embellishments on your project. Have a blessed day and happy crafting!

Additional products used:
Patterned Papers & Ephemera: P13 Paper Product
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape & Smart Craft Glue


Summer Sweet Layout

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here!  I'm here to share a layout project with you today. I'm using the new Clear Scraps popsicle shaker for this project. Isn't it the cutest?  I think it's perfect for decorating all those summer layouts. Click Here to get yours!

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The papers I'm using for my layout are from Simple stories Summer Farmhouse. 

To begin we will start working on our shaker. Remove pieces from the package. I took one of the journaling cards from this collection, to use for my shaker background. Trace around your bottom shaker piece with a pencil. Cut out your image and using Beacon 3 in 1 glue, adhere the paper to your bottom shaker base. Then take x-acto knife trim around your shaker shape. Distress your edges till smooth and even. Set aside.

Next I took some red acrylic paint and painted the top piece of my shaker and around all the sides of my other shaker pieces. Let dry. Then I  took a piece of paper resembling wood and glued to the bottom handle of my top shaker piece. Trim and distress edges as you did previously. Now you're ready to glue your shaker pieces together. After gluing the first 2 pieces, you can carefully add any shaker filler elements in the center.  I'm using just one of the many shaker fillers available from Clear Scraps. Click Here to see them all. Then before gluing the acrylic piece, make sure to peel off the protective film on both sides. Then lastly, glue on your top piece. Do not shake or move your shaker until it's throughly dry. 

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Next we are ready to make our scrapbook page. I chose a background paper from the collection and a photo. I fussy cut out some banner flags, and the I love Summer heart. I chose some clouds and a sun from the empherma pack. I always like to play around with the placement of my embellishments before gluing them onto my page. I took some twine and adhered my banner flags on top. 

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I matted my photo onto white cardstock, and acouple of coordinating papers from this collection. Then added some foam squares to the back of my photo mat before adhering to my scrapbook layout to give it more dimension. I added some foam dots to the I love Summer heart and adhered it onto the upper right corner of my photo. I adhered a crystal heart gem on the tab above my photo. Then finished adding a few colored enamel dots on the bottom right corner of the photo mat. 

I glued my shaker popsicle to the left of my photo. I added a few sentiment stickers to my bottom left corner of my layout. 

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Here's some close ups:

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and I've inspired you to create some fun layouts with all your summer photos! Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and love when you share your projects on our Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page. 

Be sure to check out all the newest products on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

See you soon! Happy Scrapbooking!

Other Supplies used: Simple Stories Summer Farmhouse collection, Beacon 3 in 1 glue,  foam dots, twine, heart gem, enamel dots.

 

 


Bow Mini Shaker Layout

Hello friends and happy Friday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I created using the new Bow Mini Shaker Shape!  This cute embellishment can be used on girl-themed projects as well to accent your Minnie Mouse photos as I did here!  I thought it would be perfect for one of my favorite pictures of my daughter in her Minnie ears at Disney! 

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard  base of the shaker. I then trimmed away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife.  A sanding tool works great smoothing any rough edges between the paper and chipboard!

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Next, I used black acrylic paint to color the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two middle frames.

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Before adhering my acrylic piece, I  filled the shaker with the new Magical Medley Sprinkles! These are so cute with yellow and red mouse heads and black sequins!

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Here is a photo of the shaker all put together! I adhered it to my page again using the Beacon Adhesive. 

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To add some extra color to my background, I used my 4x6 Stars Stencil along with Distress Oxide Inks in red and yellow. 

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Here is a close up of the end result of the ink + stencil.  Remember your technique doesn't have to be perfect! 

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Here are a couple additional photos of my layout: I used stickers/chipboard from the collection I used to layer around my photo.


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I also added smaller embellishments to accent as well as stamped sentiments.  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out what Clear Scraps has new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; flair: A Flair For Buttons; stamp: Simple Stories; ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb;   foam word title: American Crafts; punch: Fiskars;  paint: DecoArt; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool


Clear Scraps Camera Mini Shaker -- Roadtrip Snapshots LO

Hi all!!  Laura is here to share some inspiration with you today!  Love creating LO's using

the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!  There's something for everyone in the store and what's

better for scrapping road trip photos than the Camera Mini Shaker?!!

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This is a LO with a couple of pictures from an impromptu road trip to see the American

Pickers, and we stumbled onto a filming day!  The camera shaker is such a cute

addition to this LO isn't it?  These shakers are easy to use too.  Just trace the shape

onto a patterned paper (or paint it, ink, it, whatever you'd like to do).  I used paper,

glued it on, then you glue down the frame pieces one by one.  There are 2 plain cardboard

frames you glue onto the paper layer, then add your sequins or whatever filler you'd like,

then glue down the acrylic layer (make sure you take off the protective coating on both

sides!!) and then lastly, glue down the top frame piece.  I painted the frame piece with

black acrylic paint for this particular project, but again, you can use whatever you'd like,

you can even add some sparkle with glitter glue, or metallic rubbing paste.

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This camera is one of many of the Mini Shakers in the Clear Scraps store.

You can find them all on the website right HERE.

The words "road trip" that are attached to the camera shaker are also

an embellishment available from Clear Scraps.  Another item with so

many choices for all of your projects!  You can find them all HERE.

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I wanted to give it the distressed "vibe" since we were looking at antiques and such, so

the words were painted black, and then I went back over with aqua paint, dabbing it

on with a sponge to create that grungy look.  When it was dry, I glued it to the camera.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Camera Mini Shaker, Road Trip chipboard word title.

Other:  Vicki Boutin Storyteller paper and embellishments,

black and aqua acrylic paint, sequins, adhesive.


Heartbeat Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Friday! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I   created using one of the brand new Mini Shakers!  It's no doubt 2020 was a year to remember!  I  wanted to document about going back to work as a dental hygienist and thought the Heartbeat Mini Shaker would be a perfect accent!  I  began with laying out 3.75 to 4.25 inch squares to create a grid (one of my favorites to use for layouts).  I  did use my sewing machine to stitch around the inside edges of each square. 

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To assemble my shaker, I  adhered patterned paper to the front of the chipboard base using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I    cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife to trim around the chipboard.  Next, I     smoothed rough edges using my sanding tool.

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I    then adhered my two middle chipboard frames together and adhered to the base (again using my Beacon adhesive).

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I    de-staticed the area using an embossing bag before adding my colored sequins shapes.  Next, I  adhered my acrylic piece over the top. 

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Using a chalk paint in mint green, I    painted the top chipboard frame before adhering. Usually I  would also paint the inside edges of the middle chipboard frames but I  forgot! I     realized I    missed this step after I  had my shaker together! 

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Here is the end result of the shaker! I  adhered it to my page again using the Beacon 3-in-1 as well as added a sentiment over the bottom half. 

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I  decorated each of my squares using die cuts and chipboard from the collection I  used.  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can see all of the Mini Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, enamel dots, chipboard, epoxy letters: Pinkfresh Studios; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: FolkArt;  sequins: Recollections; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; stamp, journaling pen: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; stapler: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


Clear Scraps Shaker Heart Paw -- Puppy Love LO

Hi everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a little inspiration for scrapping

those pet photos, using one of the adorable Clear Scraps Shakers!

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Have you tried scrapping with the cute Clear Scraps Mini Shakers yet?  I love

using these to create a custom embellishment to add that little something "extra"

to my LO's!  This one is the Clear Scraps Heart/Paw Mini Shaker.  This is a LO

I have ready to go for one of our 4-legged pups, but the idea could easily be

changed up to a LO for a kitty as well!

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The LO itself is pretty simple, just a few stickers and layered spots for photos.  I used

a block method to create a grid that I worked all the photos and embellishments into.

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The star of the show is the cute shaker tho!  It's easy to do as you'd like with these.

Here I painted the top frame with red and black acrylic paint.  I used a brush to make

the lines along the edge of the paw sharp.  The rest I painted with a foam brush.  You

can use any method you'd like and any colors you'd like, that's why I love these shakers!

If you want to ink it, stamp it, spray it with ink, your choice!  You can add glitter glue to

make it sparkle if you'd like.  Same goes for the background. I chose to trace the heart/paw

onto patterned paper, but you could paint it or anything you'd like.  You could stamp a

sentiment of some sort inside.  But those sparkly sequins are so fun!  But really, I love

the versatility of these!  Sometime you may no want the shaker , well, they actually have

this VERY same look in their chipboard embellishments!

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How fun is that?  So you can choose your look for this one!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

  Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Heart/Paw

Other:  Echo Park My Dog papers and stickers,

red and black acrylic paint, twine, adhesive, foam tape.


Shell Mini Shaker Layout

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a layout I created using one of the new adorable Mini Shakers!  There are so many different shapes to choose from as well as a few words!  Summer is always packed full of fun memories and activities including days in the sun!  The Shell Mini Shaker is a perfect accent to my photo of my niece jumping in the pool! 

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I began by backing the chipboard base of my shaker with patterned paper. I found its best to use a solvent based liquid adhesive such as Beacon 3-in-1. I then trimmed excess paper away using scissors followed by using a sanding tool to smooth edges. 

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Next, I painted the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames with chalk paint in Patina.  

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Using my Beacon adhesive, I adhered the two chipboard frames to the base.  I then inserted Star Sprinkle Mix along with additional sequins to the center.  Next, I adhered the acrylic piece followed by the top chipboard frame. 

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Here is the final result of my assembled shaker! I again used Beacon 3-in-1 to adhere the shaker to my page. 

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To give my background a pop of color, I used the 12x12 Spiral Mascil along with spray ink in yellow. This is a great technique to use if you usually use a solid color for your base page.  

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Here is a close up of the spray ink with the Mascil! I love how it turned out especially against the white cardstock!  I added a cut file that I adhered behind my photo as well as used small die cuts and embellishments to accent. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see everything that is new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, epoxy buttons: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; ink, spray ink:  Ranger; stamp: October Afternoon; paint: Folk Art; die cut machine: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome; misc:  thread, sequins. 


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Easter Egg--Egg Hunt LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here today with a LO to get you ready for springtime and

those Easter egg hunts, or it could easily be tweaked for coloring eggs!!

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Just looking at the colors, bright, cheerful, fun, has got me thinking of Spring!

This LO started with the a blank white piece of cardstock.  I wanted to make a

unique border, so I chose the 6" Damask background stencil from Clear Scraps.

I used some distress ink layered in to get a different color, and also added in a few

smudges of ink to distress it up just a little--I wanted a softer look to the border.

After that I brushed some bright green acrylic paint around the edges of the

cardstock, and then set that aside to dry.  Next I grabbed that oh so adorable NEW

Mini Shaker Easter Egg from Clear Scraps!

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It was painted with white and green acrylic paint on the top layer.  Love the cute chevron/wavy

detail on this one!  While the top frame dried, the back solid layer was traced onto the pretty

flower pattern paper, cut out, and glued onto the solid chipboard piece, then I glued on the

 layering pieces, added some sequins, then sealed the sequins in with the acrylic layer. A little

tip/reminder, or if you are not familiar with the mini shakers, there is a special protective

film on BOTH SIDES of the acrylic piece that keeps it nice and scratch free.  Make sure

to peel off both pieces.  I generally peel the back off, glue it down, and then peel the top off

right before I glue on the top painted frame.  That way it stays nice and perfect--scratch free!

There are so many different Mini Shakers in the Clear Scraps store--you can find them HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  6" Damask Stencil, Mini Shaker Easter Egg

Other:  green and white acrylic paint, sequins,

Doodlebug Spring Things paper and embellishments.


Romantic Wedding Acrylic Layout

Hi there Crafters!

Dana here and I've got a Wedding Layout project to share. I'm using Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape

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The papers I chose for this layout are from Graphic45 "Romantique" collection. I wanted to create an elegant but heritage look to my layout so these papers were perfect. I know some of you may feel intimidated to work with acrylic sheets. But it's really quite easy. 

First off I chose one of the papers for my background. It's easier when you know what color palette you want to work with. I took a piece of black cardstock and diecut a frame, using my diecutting machine.

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Then I took some Pebeo Gold gliding wax, and lightly rubbed a tiny bit over my diecut frame. A little gliding wax goes a long way. So be careful not to use too much. This wax will give you a pretty gold shimmer to your frame. 

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Next I took my photo and matted it onto one of the coordinating papers from the pack. Set your photo  aside for now. Take your acrylic sheet and peel off the protective film on each side. Then adhere your background paper on top of your acrylic sheet. Then I added a piece of lace trim on the top edge of my background paper, being careful not to get any glue on your acrylic sheet. Then I added my photo to my frame using some foam dots. I also added pop dots to the back of my diecut frame. This will add some dimension to your layout. Adhere your photo frame in the center of your layout.  I cut out 3 of the stamps in the collection, inked the edges and using pop dots I adhered them to the upper right hand of my layout. I also fuzzy cut a few roses, inked the edges then glued them to the top part of my diecut frame.

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I fussy cut out the bride image, inked around the edges and adhered to the bottom right corner of my layout using pop dots. I adhered some Prima and Graphic45 flowers to the bottom right corner. Fussy cut out a few butterflies and glued them onto my page. You can add any embellishments you like, I chose some Prima crystals and a Love chipboard sticker, a string of pearls to the bride's necklace. I like to tuck in a few small pearls in between my flowers.

To finish my layout I added some Stickles Diamond glitter to the bride's veil and my butterfly wings.  I brushed some Luna paste "Golden Sand" over my rose petals. I adhered a metal key to the left side of my layout.  Lastly I inked the edges of my acrylic shape with Spectrum Noir Rose Gold metallic ink.

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I hope I've inspired you to get out your photos and create your own acrylic layout! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting supplies and see all the newest products. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps TypePad blog today! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! See you soon!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Spectrum Noir Rose Gold metallic ink, Stickles glitter Diamond, Graphic 45 Le Romantique collection, Graphic 45 flowers, Prima crystals and Anna Griffin diecut frame.

 

 

 

 


This is Us Layout by Maya

Greetings! Maya on the blog today here to share this 8.5 x 11 layout using a film strip chipboard and This is Us chipboard word title! I also used the 6'' XOXO stencil for the background. The chipboards are great to use on the layouts and they definitely gave this layout a dimensional look. I love how it turned out! 

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I started by using a 8.5 x 11 white paper and I backed my photos with patterned paper. Next, I added some watercolor splatter effect to the background by using Distress Oxide Ink.

I decided to paint the chipboards with some colors so that they match the colors of the patterned papers I chose.

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For the background, I also applied XOXO stencil with ink blending technique by using distress oxide ink and blending foams.

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After I finished the background, I used double sided adhesive tape to adhere the papers and glued the chipboard with tacky glue. Also, I added extra touches by using small embellishments like patterned stickers and punched out hearts.

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Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to use chipboard embellishments and chipboard word titles on your project. Have a great weekend! Blessing.

Additional products used:
Patterned Papers: Echo Park (Just Be You Collection)
Stickers: Echo Park (Jest Be You Collection) & Tim Holtz (Small Talk Stickers)
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (Festive Berries)
Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape & Aleene's Tacky Glue


Love Large Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello and happy Friday! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a project I did for Valentines Day since its this weekend.  Whether you celebrate or not, its still fun to document the people in your life that mean the most to you!  I created a layout using the Love Large Chipboard Embellishment and am going to show you my technique! 

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I cut the letters away from the chipboard frame they are packaged in ensuring to snip any excess tabs.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of each letter.  
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Using scissors, I trimmed excess paper followed by using an x-acto knife and a sanding tool to smooth edges.  Because I wanted more of a distressed look, I did not overly concern myself with making sure each edge was perfect. I would also usually "clean up" edges by adding paint to the sides but decided to forego this step.
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I adhered my letters again using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive arranging them as shown.  You can see I tried to use contrasting patterns for each letter. 
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For accent, I added die cut floweres and hearts around my photo using pop dots to give dimension. 
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Also, small stickers or enamel dots are  wonderful additions to your project.Clear_Scraps_Love_Large_Chipboard_Embellishment_layout6

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard shapes: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Crate Paper; spray ink: Tattered Angels; stapler: Tim Holtz, Teresa Collins; stamp: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; healing mat: Creative Memories; misc: thread, vellum, sanding tool, x-acto knife


Heart/Paw Mini Shaker Layout

Happy Friday friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I created using one of the fun Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shapes! They are great to use on layouts, cards, mini albums; just about any project!  The Heart/Paw Mini Shaker is perfect for a page all about our black lab mix Henry!  

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I began with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock for my background.  Using the 12 Inch Cloud Mascil I lightly spritzed the cardstock with blue spray ink. You can go as light or dark  as you prefer. For my layout I didn't want the blue to overpower the rest of my colors so was sparing with my spray.  

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For my shaker, I painted the top chipboard frame with black acrylic paint and filled with multi colored sequins.  I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the back to adhere to my page as you want a strong bond to hold your embellishment.

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Here is a close up of the spray ink + Mascil on my cardstock.  Clear Scraps stencils are a great way to add dimension to your projects!  I also added strips of patterned paper as well as a border sticker to create contrast. 

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Adding small embellishments such as stickers and enamel dots can be great accents to your page!  I will also "pop up" embellishments with foam tape for additional dimension. 

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Placing stickers or die cuts on top of your photos is a fun way to add a pop of color to your page! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Mini Shaker Shapes including what's new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots: Bella Blvd; cardstock, chipboard letters: American Crafts; spray inks: Studio Calico, Tattered Angels; stapler: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sequins: Recollections; paint: DecoArt; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic and Stencils--Wintertime LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!  Who's ready for winter crafting?

January is a good time to do some crafting, and I love creating some winter LO's in

advance to have ready for all of those winter pictures!

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This LO started with a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet from Clear Scraps.  Using aqua acrylic

paint and the Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil I stenciled pretty snowflakes

all around the border of the acrylic sheet to create a wintery background.

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So just moving the stencil around the border at different angles, applying paint

with a sponge brush.  The finished design has a nice soft pattern of snowflakes.

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After playing with different placement, I decided to turn the page to have the

snowflakes along the top and the bottom of the page.  Then I started layering

on the papers and stickers.  I used some fun wintery chipboard pieces to add

a little more interest.

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These pretty snowflakes match the stencil how fun is that??!!  They are the

Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps!!  You can

cut them apart, but I left them attached to make a nice corner framing piece. 

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I also used the Clear Scraps Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishment.  I painted it

black and dotted on just a little touch of "snow".  I think the black paint makes

it look like a silhouette and makes them pop on the page.   Clear Scraps has so

many wonderful chipboard pieces to paint, ink, spray, stamp, you can let your 

creativity fly!!  You can find all of the different chipboard pieces HERE in the

Clear Scraps store.  Lots to choose from for different holidays, seasons, and more!

If you're looking for something new to try to spice up your crafting or scrapbooking,

make sure to peruse all the goodies in the Clear Scraps store--try something new!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil,

Nordic Snowflake and Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  acrylic paint--aqua, white, black, Crystal Stickles,

Echo Park Celebrate Winter papers and stickers, enamel dots,

red cardstock.