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Clear Scraps Stencils--Cutest Lil' Monster LO

Hi all!  Laura here with you today, sharing a way to use some of the fun

Clear Scraps stencils to create a spooktacular Halloween LO!

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I love using stencils to take a plain sheet of paper and create an entirely new look with

just a little ink, pen or paint!  On the left side of the page, I used the Clear Scraps

6" bulb stencil.  This stencil is easy to use to create an entire border by layering it.

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I used black distress ink to stencil it directly to the paper, and just continued to line

it up to do the next section and filled the entire 12" paper.  Super simple!  After that,

I took another Clear Scraps stencil, the 4x6" Oct 31st stencil.  I started by stenciling

the "31" in the corner first.  That made it easier to line everything up to get the look I was

going for.  Then I stenciled in the "Oct" and the bats after. 

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I did also go back and use the stencil to trace around the "Oct" and the "31" with

a black ink pen to make that part of the stenciled images "pop" a little more.

It's so fun to create your own backgrounds using the Clear Scraps stencils!

If you haven't had a chance to peruse all of the options, make sure you take

a trip over to the Clear Scraps store and take a look!  There are stencils for all

different seasons, occasions, and honestly my favorite are the background stencils!

The 6" bulb stencil is in that category in the store.   You can find all of the stencils

HERE.  Looking specifically for background stencils?  You'll find those HERE

They are such a fun way to create your own backgrounds and themed papers and

best yet, you can arrange it to fit your pictures when you create it yourself!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  6" bulb stencil, 4x6 Oct 31st stencil

Other: Bella Blvd Monsters & Friends collection paper, stickers,

ephemera and enamel stars, Black Soot Distress Ink.


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Fall Pumpkins LO

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

Who's ready for fall?  Do you love all things fall?  If you do, why not create

a fun LO all about fall and the things you love about it?  That's what I did here!

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It's great to work ahead and have LO's ready for the pics you know will be coming soon!

To get ready for those trips to the pumpkin patch, or apple picking, or whatever your

favorite fall activity may be, work ahead and have this LO good to go for those pics you 

 know will be coming soon!  This LO starts with a plain brown 12x12 base.  Next I used 

the Clear Scraps 6" Zinnia Stencil to add some "fall leaves".  Love that you can get double

duty out of a lot of Clear Scraps stencils just like this one! 

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I simply used distress ink and a brush to apply the ink directly thru the (well loved...haha)

stencil.  I just continued to move the stencil around until I got a nice flow of leaves. 

Another piece on this LO is the Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin from Clear Scraps.

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The frame was painted with acrylic paints and the back was traced onto

patterned paper, cut out and glued down.  After adding the other plain frame

pieces, it's time to add the acrylic--and just as in the picture, don't forget to

remove that protective film that is on BOTH sides of the acrylic!  I love that

Clear Scraps does this to make sure your acrylic piece stays in perfect condition!

And here's that cutie pumpkin all assembled and added to the LO:

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It's such a cute addition to spice up the LO and add a nice sparkle and fun

touch!  It's always fun to add a few stickers to the shaker too!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  6" Zinnia Stencil, Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin

Other:  orange and green acrylic paint, Echo Park Fall papers and stickers,

enamel dots, walnut stain distress ink, twine.


Godparent Butterfly Scrapbook Layout

Hello dear friends,

I was so glad to get to choose a theme of honoring my Godparents this month.  It is with sadness that I share that my dear uncle, and Godfather, passed away recently.  I felt like this would be a great opportunity to capture a memory of him (and my aunt/Godmother) in this project page.  After all, that is what scrapbooking is for, right?  Preserving memories.

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My uncle was a man of few words...but he LOVED the written word.  He was a newspaper editor, author and avid reader.  He was also a God-fearing man, with a respect for God's word and a person who I truly admired.  I think this page represents him very well.

To capture a somber theme, as well as to make the page a feel like it was out of a book, I chose a color scheme similar to a noir genre - which is using black, white and gray.  It's paying respect to the many crime novels he wrote in his lifetime.  I knew that starting with the Brick Masking Stencil would give the page some drama and masculinity.

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I've used a medium gray 12" by 12" sheet of card stock, and with a chalk white ink, sponged bricks in the corners through the masking stencil.  This is one of my very favorite stencils - I use it for all sorts of projects!

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I chose the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard elements to represent what he and I believe happens after death - that we are truly transformed when we go to heaven.  I've coated these pieces 3 times with a white acrylic paint, and then added gray pearls to the middles, and secured to the page.

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The photo is backed with 2 sheets of paper - one is a black glitter, and the other is stamped with a background stamp to look like a page out of a book.  I've angled these behind the photo.

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I found adorable butterfly stickers at the dollar store, and had to add them in.  They seemed so pretty next to the fancy butterfly, flying up off the page.

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My final addition is to define what type of Godparent my uncle was and add a Bible verse at the bottom, because he truly was a "logophile" (aka - a word lover) and he was indeed someone who was instrumental in bringing me up "in the way I should go."  I will miss him, but I'm so glad to get to honor him in this way.

Thank you for listening, friends.  Isn't it lovely that we can honor those who have gone before us with a craft like scrapbooking? 

Until next time,

Maureen

 


Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using some fun, fall Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year to scrapbook as I love the colors!  I'm also going to show  you how I assembled my page so maybe you will be inspired to create your own autumn themed project!  

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For my focal point on my page, I  used the Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Shape!  I began by using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the front followed by  cutting away any excess with scissors and an x-acto knife.  I then used my sanding stick to create smooth edges between the paper and chipboard base. 

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I set that aside to paint the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames with chalk paint in orange.  I then used my Beacon to glue the two inside frames together. 

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I affixed the two frames to the chipboard base followed by adding gold and rust color chunky glitter.  I then added my Beacon to the outside edges of the chipboard before affixing the acrylic overlay. Finally, I glued on the top chipboard frame.  I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a tight seal. 

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While my shaker was drying, I went to work on the background for my page.  Using the 12 Inch Twig Leaves Mascil and Distress Oxides, I blended in colors on the bottom half of my white cardstock. 

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Here is a close up of the end result. I did use my Mini Mister to spritz a small amount of water to the surface to lift some of the color. 

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I allowed my cardstock to dry and added die cuts and stickers to the front of my shaker.  I also wrapped orange/white bakers twine around the bottom edge for accent.  To adhere to my page, I again used the Beacon Adhesive (any solvent based adhesive is recommended). 

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I added smaller sticker and die cut elements around my photo to accent. I didn't want to over power my page as I wanted the shaker and Mascil/ink to be the stars! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  And see what is new with Clear Scraps by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; inks: Ranger; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Aloha Hibiscus 8x8 Layout

Aloha, Clear Scraps Friends!  It's Maureen (Mo) with you today, sharing a little bit of the islands with you.  Hawaii has to be the most beautiful place to take pictures, and even more fun if you scrapbook!  I have an 8" by 8" scrapbook layout for you today that is clean and simple.  Knowing this photo of my husband and I had a lot of color and dynamics, I wanted my layout to bring out the beauty of the picture with a simple color scheme. 

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I'm working with the Hibiscus Border Stencil on this layout...this flower is such an iconic part of Hawaii, it needed to be a part of my page.  I also have hibiscus plants in my backyard, so you might call me a bit of a fan! 

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I took a really simple approach by tracing the hibiscus on to an ombre-colored piece of card stock, cut to a 7" by 7" piece.  I'm using a thin, black gel pen for this.

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Next, I took an 8" by 8" piece of black card stock, and once again traced flowers with the Hibiscus Border Stencil.  This time, I've taped it off the edge of the page, just slightly.  This will give it a layered look later.  I'm using a white gel pen for this piece.

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To assemble the page, I've taken the ombre-colored page and set it off slightly to the right, then secured with adhesive tape.  The photo is matted on black card stock, and attached to the upper corner of the ombre paper.

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My flowers needed a really subtle focal point, so I'm also using the Wedding Sequins from Clear Scraps, which are a perfect black and white color combo.  I like the matte colors of these, and took a tweezers with some clear glue to secure them to the middle of the hibiscus flowers.

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For my title, I searched my Cricut library and found a sketched pen-drawn title with "aloha" in the phrase.  I think the pen drawings give this an older, more natural feel to the page.  I used the same ombre paper again for the title.  After cutting this out, I attached it to the bottom of my page with foam tape for a 3D effect.

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What other types of sketch-style projects could you create with the Clear Scraps stencils?  I think the possibilities are endless!  A big "Mahalo" for joining me today - until next time!

Mo (Maureen)

Other supplies:  Watercolor paper, black card stock, foam tape, Tombow clear glue, black and white gel pens, Cricut library (Aloha keyword)

 


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Summer Days LO

Hey everyone!  It's Laura here with you today to share a summer fun LO!

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Scrapping family vacay pictures is one of my favorite things to do!  How about you?

It's fun to add "special little touches" to a LO to really give it an extra "WOW" factor, and

Clear Scraps Mini Shakers really do that!  For this LO I used the Flip Flops Mini Shaker.

The frame of the flip flops was painted using blue and aqua acrylic paints.  To get the

straps painted, I go in with a fine tip brush to give it a super clean line.  I added a little

enamel dot to dress up the flip flops.  You could also use some bling, or a little flower.

So fun to play with different ideas!  The solid back of the flip flops was traced onto

coordinating patterned paper, then cut out and glued on.  Then I glued all the layers

together.  Remember that the acrylic piece has 2 layers of protective plastic so it stays

nice and scratch free!  Remove both when you glue it in place! 

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Remember to add whatever pretty sequins or bling you'd like to the inside of your shaker!

That's what gives a pretty sparkle and shine to your project!  Love these flip flops!

To create the title for this page, I added a fun element using Clear Scraps chipboard.

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The ampersand is from the @ # chipboard embellishment set and I just went in and

layered the other letters on and around it.  It's a fun touch to get creative with your titles

instead of the same old thing.  I used aqua acrylic paint on this, but you can stamp, or use

spray ink, or layer different paints, brush with ink, a lot of options with these pieces, and a

lot of options in the store!  You can find all the chipboard HERE, and word titles HERE.

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

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Flip Flops Mini Shaker, @# chipboard embellishments.

Other:  Echo Park: Dive into Summer paper & stickers, aqua acrylic paint,

thickers and mini alpha, sequins, enamel dots, foam tape.


Graduation Chipboard Embellishment Shapes Layout

Hello and happy Saturday!  Jennifer on the blog to share a layout I created using one of the many Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  My oldest recently graduated from high school and I thought the Graduation Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would be the perfect accent for my page!  

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Beginning with a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock, I  secured the 12 Inch Triangle Mascil over the top using washi tape.  I selected two Distress Oxide colors to blend in the center of my page not worrying about filling in the entire space.

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Here is a close up of the end result!  Using Clear Scraps Mascils are the perfect way to create your own background!  

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Next, I took the Graduation Chipboard Embellishment Shapes and painted them with black acrylic paint.  After they were dry, I dabbed embossing ink on each followed by a using a glitter black embossing powder. I  then set each using a heat tool. 

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I affixed each Chipboard Embellishment Shape using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. Using a solvent based adhesive is best when it comes to Clear Scraps products because it will not warp your embellishment. Plus it dries quickly! 

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I added foam words as well as stickers and enamel dots to accent my page.  


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I do love to "pop up" a few of my embellishments using foam tape or pop dots as it gives my project dimension! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog! I hope this inspires you to document a favorite event from this past year!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  I'm sure you will be able to find the perfect embellishments!  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, foam words: Simple Stories; cardstock, journaling pen: American Crafts; inks, heat tool: Ranger; blending brushes: Taylored Expressions; stamps: Becky Higgins, American Crafts; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; embossing powder: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


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. 

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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.