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Snow Much Fun Acrylic Layout

Hello Craft Friends!

Hope you all are having a great start to the New Year! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today, sharing my winter layout. I love to capture those favorite winter moments of playing in the snow, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. That's what I love most about scrapbooking. You can go back and relive those special times with family and friends. 

For our layout project we'll be using Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet as your base. Click here If you haven't tried using these acrylic sheets, I encourage you to try them out. In addition to we'll be using one of the new Tag Mitten chipboard embellishments Click here to decorate our layout. These are so much fun to decorate and they add a special touch to your layout!

The paper collection I'll be using is Simple Stories "Feelin Frosty" I think it's super cute and just perfect for those winter photos! I'll be inking my papers and embellishments using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs from Tim Holtz. 

To begin take one of the 12x12 patterned papers and cut down to 11 & 3/8 inches. Make sure to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet, before adhering your paper to the acrylic. I use a clear tape runner to adhere my paper to my acrylic sheet. Set aside for now. 

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Take your tag/mitten chipboard embellishment and cut away from the outside frame. 

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I like to save my leftover frame piece and use for future projects. Take your chipboard tag base. Trace around it onto another coordinating paper. Mark the hole at the top. Cut out and glue your paper to your tag surface. Taking an x-acto knife, trim away any excess paper. 

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Punch the hole at the top of your tag, using a paper punch. You can use a Distress tool to smooth away any rough edges on your tag.

Taking my Mittens embellishments, I covered it with pink Chalk Ink, then covered the top with Martha Stewart Sugarcube glitter. Shake off any excess glitter. I inked the top fur on the Mittens with white ink and sprinkled some Martha Stewart white confetti glitter over top. Let dry.

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After your tag is throughly dry, glue your Mittens embellishment along the bottom part of your tag, making sure your edges line up. I recommend using Beacon glue for adhering your chipboard pieces. It's not only strong but acid free too. So it won't damage your photos! I added a Snowflake brad over my top hole on my tag. And a puffy sticker Brrr sentiment! Here's a closeup look!

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Taking some pink cardstock, I matted 3 photos and arranged where I wanted before adhering to my page. I like to use a variety of different embellishments and sentiments on my layout. I make sure of their placement, before gluing to my layout. 

The ephemera Snowflake images, I applied some foam dots to the back before adhering to my page. I also added foam dots to the scarf ephemera piece. Take your tag Mittens embellishment and glue to the right side of my layout. Here's a closeup!

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Along the bottom edge of my page, I applied some enamel dots! The snowman chipboard sticker I adhered onto my photo and applied a pink enamel dot on top of his hat! Here's a closeup!

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Here's how my layout turned out! 

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One more closeup for you!

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and you'll want to start creating your own memories to enjoy and share for years to come. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and please share your crafty makes with us on our  Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page! Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies!

Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Feelin Frosty collection, paper punch, Beacon glue, foam dots, pink cardstock, photos of your choice, Martha Stewart Sugarcube glitter and white confetti glitter, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, paper trimmer, scoring tool, xaco knife, 

 


Buppa’s First Christmas

 Hey y’all, Tmika here with my last post for Clear Scraps. I’ve had a wonderful time creating with great products and an awesome time creating these posts! I do hope that you have gained inspiration from anything that I have posted. Enough of the mushy stuff, let’s get on with chatting about one of my most favorite people… My first grandson, Buppa!

When I saw this Circle Printer Tray Frame, I knew that I needed to capture his little photo shoot from his first Christmas and have it on display!

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Let me walk you through the process of how all this came together. 
I started out by gathering items that I had collected from my local dollar tree. I wanted to use these as decorations on my shaker frame. I also went through my Christmas paper stash with the same color theme and pulled papers that I’d like to have on the frame. And of course I printed out pictures of my grandson.

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I started out by adding a 12 x 12 sheet of black card stock to the back of my frame. I didn’t want to leave the backside blank as I wasn’t sure if I was going to hang it or add a stand. I attached this with double sided tape.
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I set that aside and added double sided tape all around the perimeter of the frame. I took a 12 x 12 piece of pattern paper laid it on top,  gave it a great press before cutting out all the negative spaces.

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I went over the edges with a nail file to smooth things out.

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I grabbed the other papers and added them to the now empty negative  spaces. 
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I used double sided tape to adhere everything to it. This is how everything came together.
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I love how the different pattern papers accentuate the photo and add great details to the layout. I knew that I wanted to add one more Christmas elements to my frame. I went through my stash and saw the Mini Shaker Snow Globe and thought that this would be perfect.

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I used some of the leftover paper from the frame negative and did the same thing to the top layer of this mini globe. I adhered it together with glossy accents.

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Once I have the top layer covered I added the acetate sheet to it. I  sprinkled a little bit of coordinating sequin mix to the inside of the frame and glued the two pieces together with glossy accents.
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 I also added a little bit of the glossy accents to the outer layer for some razzle dazzle. So now I’m gathering my bits and bobs to start layering the decor on top of my frame.
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I started on the right hand side and placed my slow globe where I wanted it to be. Then I started layering each piece separately until I reached my desired effect. Here is the step-by-step process of all the pieces.
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After I was done layering, I added the back piece that I covered in black card stock to the frame.
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I decided to hang the frame using the already provided jute rope that was on the word joy at the top of the frame. I think it looks great! Later, if I decided… I could add a stand to the back and display it on the table. So it’s a win-win! Here are the finished pictures. 
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I absolutely love how this came out! It is so chunky, just like I like it! Buppa’s First Christmas went off without a single hitch! hope you were inspired by some of the details on this layout to create a 3-D project of your own. This wraps up my time here at Clear Scraps and it also wraps up 2022! I hope you guys have a great New Year with lots of success, joy and happiness! 
Tootles, my crafty peeps! 

Tmika - Out! 🎤🎤


Clear Scraps--Chipboard Shapes & Tags--Dear Santa Sparkle LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you here today to give a little scrapping inspiration for those holiday photos coming soon!

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I love a bright, fun Christmas LO!!  You see so much red and green, I love the look of the aqua, pink, and red together--it really makes the LO pop!  But what really pulls it all together and frames the entire page is the coordinating chipboard sets from Clear Scraps!

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The Tag Present Chipboard Embellishment is perfect for this!  I love this tag with the presents too!  You get a sturdy chipboard tag, and then the little present is in the set to allow you to easily paint, stain, etc, the little present.  You could even put a different color paper behind it!  It would be great, not just in a Christmas LO, but also birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, Baby Shower, Wedding you name it!  Limited only by your imagination and creativity!  There is another version with mittens for all your winter pics and another with Holly.  So easy to create--this one I just painted the little gift, then added a layer of glitter glue.  I covered the tag with paper, brushed edges with ink, and when the little present was dry, glued it all together!  Love to make custom embellishments so easily!  Find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE.

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How perfect of a match to the tag are these cuties!  The little presents are just the right addition to the LO!  They were painted with acrylic paint like the little present on the tag, also covered with pretty sparkly glitter glue and this time I did trace them out on different patterned papers, cut out and then glued on the back.  Once dry, they were the perfect little touch, and who is better to add then a cute little Santa sticker.  These presents are called the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment and can be found right near the tags in the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chipboard Embellishments--Two Presents & Tag Present.

Other:  acrylic paint, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Stardust Stickles,

Simple Stories Mix and A-Mingle collection, foam tape, twine.


Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Family Traditions LO

Hello everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing

a little scrapbooking inspiration.  I've got a LO that

would be perfect for those Thanksgiving pictures

you are bound to have after spending the day with

family and friends.

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It's full of warm fall colors, and family togetherness.

The base is olive green cardstock, and I started

building the layers with one of the Clear Scraps

stencils that has quickly become a favorite!  It's

the 5x9 Leaf Stencil that I dabbed on using a soft

orange/yellow paint.  The stencil gives you 2 great

options to use on all sorts of projects in any season.

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After layering in some plaid patterned papers, it

was time to embellish.  I used a few stickers and

twine, and also grabbed some of the Clear Scraps

chipboard.  The Family Chipboard Word Title

is a perfect addition to sum up the LO idea.

It's painted with acrylic paint (same as the

leaves with the stencil) and then brushed

with some distress ink to make it pop a bit.

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The  Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment

was decorated by painting his beard with

gray acrylic paint, his little shoes black

(I used a brush for the detail work) and

then I cut a piece of paper in the shape of

of the nose and added paint and ink 'til

I got a look I liked.  While that dried, I

had already traced him onto some pretty

fall patterned scrapbook paper, so it was

time to fussy cut him out, then glue to the

front (hat) or back (beard) of the gnome.

I added a band and some stickers to the hat.

When I glued him to the page, I saved the

nose for last and added foam tape under to

give it some dimension.  Then a few more

stickers across the front and he was done!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  5x9 Leaf Stencil, Family Chipboard Word Title,

Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Collection paper and stickers,

acrylic paint--orange, yellow, gray, black, white, pink,

Walnut Stain Distress Ink, twine, glue, foam tape.


Be A Rainbow In Someone Else’s Cloud

Hey everybody it’s Tmika here with a quick post. Have you ever heard the saying, “ Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud“? This is a quote by Maya Angelo. It rings true in so many ways for me. I have a great friend circle which I am so very proud of. Whenever I am in need of a rainbow in my cloud, there’s always someone that I could find to be just that. Whether it’s a listening ear for a venting session or a chitchat, or a shoulder to cry on whether physically or virtually… I am grateful that I have people around me that I could count on.  In this instance, I’ve captured a photo between friends. The three of us have been friends for a very long time. From left to right, myself, Audrey and Sheryl. We met on YouTube and clicked instantly, as a larger group. Now our group has gotten smaller over the years… But that just means more love to go around. And these three amigos are sticking together!

Without going into too much detail, because this is not my story to share… I was able to be part of a rainbow that was in someone else’s cloud. I was so grateful that I was able to be there to give a physical hug, share tears and a few laughs along the way. So today I wanted to share with you guys the short story – a little bit of my life – and this beautiful layout that speaks volumes in and of itself. Let’s get into the details..

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This is a 12 x 12 page layout using Basil card stock. I’ve picked up glitter paper from DCWV  and cut them into rainbow strips using my Cameo. I shortened the strip on the right side in order to present my focal piece. My cloud! This is the Cloud Mini Shaker Shape that I added a beautiful sequin mix to. I painted the outside white with acrylic paint and then went over that with glitter.  Because when you are a rainbow you have to shine, right? 

I didn’t want to overcrowd the layout, inadvertently I think I did though… Just because I’m me 🤷🏽‍♀️ I added some of the sequin to my rainbows. Oh, did I mention that I stitched the rainbows on to the layout? No? I stitched the rainbows together on the layout with my sewing machine. In case I hadn’t mentioned it…

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 I also typed out the sentiment with some gold mirror paper and laid that out on the side. I used some ephemera from my Maggie Holmes ephemera box. It’s a mix of different collections so I couldn’t pinpoint what belongs to which.  

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I drew an outline with a fine tip pen around the border of the layout. I did distress the edges to add some distinction between the two base pages. 

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Finally I added some little page flags in the upper right hand corner to fill some of the negative space. 

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I felt that I should make the photo black &white because that reads as raw.. which is the emotion 

Im trying to evoke in this layout and post. I hope I have captured that.

I hope you like what I created and I also hope that you have a friend circle that you can count on and or lean on. In addition to that, I hope you are a part of a friend circle or someone can count on and or lean on you. Until next time…

 

virtual hugs,

Tmika


Ribbon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! It is Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using the Ribbon Mini Shaker Shape!  November is lung cancer awareness month so I thought I would use the shaker for a page all about my sweet angel mother.  My mom passed away from lung cancer a little over 13 years ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her dearly.  I think creating pages such as these are therapeutic and healing.  

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After adhering my background paper down, I used the 5x9 Circle Dots Patterns Stencil with three coordinating Distress Oxide Inks.  I blended my inks around where I  would place my photo. 

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I set my page aside to work on my Mini Shaker Shape.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker.  I trimmed away excess paper with scissors as well as used my sanding stick to smooth the edges. 

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For the top and two insides frames, I painted them with white acrylic paint as shown.  I  chose white because it is the ribbon color for lung cancer awareness. 

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I added small beaded sequins to the inside of my shaker after adhering my two center frames. I then adhered the acrylic overlay and clipped my pieces together while the adhesive dried. 

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I then adhered the top frame and added a sentiment die cut shape to the center.   You can also see a small wood heart I added as well. 

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Along the border of my two patterns,  I layered stickers, die cuts, and hand punched circles using foam dots on some of the elements. 

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Here is a close up of the Distress Oxide Ink with the stencil along with some of the embellishments mixed in. 

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As I get older, the less I like my handwriting! So, I decided to type out my journaling on my typewriter and white cardstock. I adhered each piece with my Beacon 3-in-1. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! I  hope this inspires you to create a layout about one of your loved ones that you have lost. 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, washi tape:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive:  Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollections; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; blending brushes: Taylored Expressions; typewriter: Brother; spray ink:  October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, vellum


Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--31 Spooky Reasons LO

Hi there everyone!!  Do you have some spooktacular pictures

to scrap from Halloween?  Some adorable pumpkin patch,

trick or treating, or Halloween party pics?   I've got some

inspiration to get you started today!

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This LO was created using the adorable Clear Scraps

Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts!  There is also a bat

version of this circle shaker:

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These are so easy and fun to make and they add

a lot to a scrapbook page--including movement,

when you add your filler to the shaker piece!

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This shaker was painted with black acrylic paint for the

frame, I used a brush to go in and paint the ghosts with

white acrylic paint, and then after they dried, I brushed a

 little gray distress ink onto the ghosts.   The background

came from tracing the solid circle back onto patterned

paper and gluing it down to that back layer.  Then the

frame pieces were layered on, gluing as you go, then

add the filler/sequins before you get to the acrylic layer. 

In this case it was the Clear Scraps Spooky Sequins mix. 

If you'd like to see all the super cute options in the

Clear Scraps store, check them all out HERE.

After the sequins are in, then you can glue down

the acrylic layer.  Remember that you need to peel

off the protective film on BOTH sides of this acrylic

piece.  It's a great feature that protects the acrylic

until you are ready to complete your project!

Final step is the painted frame over the acrylic

layer.  It's so fun and easy to make these and

they add so much to the page!

 

If you want to check out ALL of the shaker

options available in the Clear Scraps store,

you can find everything HERE.  There is

a mini shaker for almost every occasion!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts,

Spooky Sequins Mix.

Other:  PhotoPlay Paper Fright Night collection,

black and white acrylic paint, Hickory Smoke

distress ink, foam tape, glue.


Hello Fall Shaker Album

Hi crafty friends! 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Happy Crafting,

Natasha

 


Scrapbook Layout with Ribbon Shaker

HiYa!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog with a scrapbook layout that I'd like to share with you.

Have you tried any of Clear Scraps Mini Shakers yet? There are all sorts of designs for holidays and occasions. They are great on all types of projects like cards, altered items, home decor, magnets, gift bag tags and more! You can also use them to embellish your scrapbook layouts. It really adds to the design of the layout while providing an interactive element.

Clear Scraps Mini Ribbon Shaker worked perfectly for this Breast Cancer Awareness layout...

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Here is a closeup pic of the shaker...

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I used a polka dot printed paper from the paper collection to cover the backer on the shaker. I painted the top layer of the shaker with a shiny silver paint to coordinate with the pinks and greys in the layout.

I adhered the 2 chipboard layers to the base, then filled the shaker with several different shades of pink sequins.

Once the shaker was filled, it was time to finish assembling it. I removed the protective film from one side of the acrylic piece and then adhered that side down to the top of the shaker. I removed the other film then adhered the painted layer. I like to remove the protective film one side at a time. It keeps the other side protected from glue or fingerprints while you are adhering it.

If you want to make your page REALLY interactive, consider putting the shaker on the OUTSIDE of your page protector using velcro. That way the shaker can be pulled off and shaken, something your kiddos might enjoy doing.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Mini Ribbon Shaker

Other: Simple Stories: Scrapbook Papers, Cardstock, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, 3D Dots, Silver Paint and Pink Sequins


Ghostly Pink Shaker Tag

Hey crafty friends! 

It is spooky season, which means candy corn is readily available. Using that as my inspiration, I decided to create a candy corn tag, but made it PINK.

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First, grab a tag from the Acrylic Tag Album set and a few alcohol inks. Prepare to create the three bands of color exhibited on candy corn.

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Remove the protective film from one side of the tag only. Leave the other side of the tag protected with the film for an easy cleanup. Using painter's tape and a heat gun, begin layering ink starting from the top with white, working your way down shades of pink. 

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Once that is completed, set it to the side to finish drying. 

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Begin working on your Mini Ghost Shaker. Of course I decided to heat emboss the top layer. I wanted a dimensional and glossy look for my ghost. 


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I then covered the back piece of the shaker in white cardstock and added in my shaker mix. Assemble the shaker together, remembering to remove the protective film from the acetate ghost layer.

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Now that the ghost is completed, grab the tag and remove the remaining protective film. Also grab some embellishments and prepare to decorate.

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Below is the step-by step of where I added elements.

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Add some ribbon or trim to the top of the tag, and there you have it-- a completed ghostly tag. How cute?! 

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

Happy Crafting,

Natasha

 


Jack-O-Lantern Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello friends! Its October and that means Halloween will be here in a few weeks! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for as well as to create crafty projects for! Today, I'm sharing a layout I made using some of the new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I have this adorable photo of my niece and nephew trick or treating from a couple years ago and thought the Jack-o-lantern Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would be a perfect accent! 

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I began by painting my Jack-o-lanterns with chalk paint in a nice bright orange. 

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Once they were dry, I covered the entire surface with embossing ink.  I then added a generous amount of embossing powder in a nice bright Holographic color. Once I removed the excess powder, I set with my heat gun.  I repeated these steps on the second Jack-o-lantern and backed each with patterned paper 

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I wanted to add some dimension to my background next to my photo and secured the 5x9 Circle Dot Mixer Stencil with washi tape.  With a spatula, I  applied a thin layer of modeling paste in a downward motion. I did not worry about my paste being perfect and filling all of the holes. 

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Once my paste was dry, I placed my stencil over the top of my modeling paste and blended in Distress Oxide Inks (again not worrying about my technique being perfect)

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I affixed my Jack-o-lanterns to my page using foam dots and Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. For this one shown, I added a small amount of Halloween colored bakers twine.


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Here are some close ups of the Jack-o-lantern along with the modeling paste + Distress Oxide.   You can also see that I  added splashes of spray ink as well as enamel dot and brads.

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Thank you stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, enamel dots:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Inks, Spray Inks, Embossing Ink, Embossing Powder, pigment ink: Ranger;   bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; date stamp: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Magical Memory Shaker Page

Hi crafty friends!

What's the most magical place on Earth? Hands down it is Disney, right?! Well, I was surprised with a trip to Disney World for my birthday and snapped a tons of pictures of my kids having a blast. Sometimes I find layouts to be stressful, so I opt to make pocket pages to document certain memories.

So, I am sharing a cute, and easy memory keeping project. I decided to use the Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishments to add a little magic to a pocket page that I was working on. All you need is a pocket page, some paint, and a sequins mix to add some sparkle to a memory page.

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I painted my embellishment and added in a sequins mix. I sealed the pocket using my Fuse Tool. It's as easy as that. Add in your pictures. Layer in some stickers, and there you have a completed pocket page. 

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I love the versatility of these embellishments. You could even make the mouse heads into shakers if you would prefer.

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I hope you enjoyed this quick project share! If you recreate this, please be sure to share your project in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me.

 

Happy Crafting, 

Natasha

 

Other Supplies: Scrapbook.com Panoramic 6x8 Pocket Page, Scrapbook.com Magical Pocket Cards, Sequins, Tim Holtz Chit Chat, Gold Spray Paint, Doodlegbug Fun at the Park Essentials Kit


Cutest Pups 12x12 Layout by Kristin Rizzo

 

Hello, it's Kristin here and I am excited to be sharing my third project for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  I just love to scrapbook, especially when it comes to my fur babies!  I'm here today to share a layout I made using three of the Mini Shaker Heart/Paws.  

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I couldn't wait to use these shakers on a layout of my three girls: Bristol, Millie & Bailey.  I started by staining the chipboard with Distress Stain in Walnut Stain.  While I had that out, I also stained the chipboard piece I had in my stash that said, "cutest".

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I put together a shaker mix with sequins and gems from my stash, added them to the shakers and glued them together, 

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I started the layout by using a plate from my kitchen and traced a half circle out of the printed patterned paper on the left-hand side of the page.  I glued that to the yellow patterned paper and added the sticker to the top of the page.  Next, I gathered all of my embellishments and started making my clusters.  After that, the layout came together fast.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Kristin  :)


Dare to Wonder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

Virtual Hugs,

Tmika


Twinkle Twinkle - Bailey 12x12 Layout by Kristin Rizzo

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Hello, it's Kristin here and I am thrilled to be sharing my first project for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  I love to scrapbook and when I do, I like to challenge myself to use product and papers that I love that don't necessarily suit my needs.  For this layout I used a baby-themed paper for a doggie layout.  This was a very layout that came together relatively quick once I had my shaker made.  

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I used the Dog Bone Shaker that you can find here:  Dog Bone Shaker. I used some white acrylic paint from my stash to paint around the edges.  I painted around the inner and outer edges of each layer as well.  I backed the shaker with a pink patterned paper with teeny tiny hearts on it.  I then made my own shaker mix (dog bones, pink cupped, white cupped, clear cupped and paw print sequins).  I then glued the acrylic piece to the top layer and set it aside.  Next, I glue the other three layers together, added the sequin mix and then attached the top of the shaker.  I love how cute it turned out!

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The sky is the limit with the Clear Scraps SHAKERS! - I love that you can fill them with so many different things and whatever you decide to back the shakers with can dramatically change the look!

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For this layout, I started with a white cardstock base and added brown, gold and yellow splatters using different sprays from my stash.  I then we to my 6x8 paper pad and started layering random, different sized strips of patterned paper until I liked how it looked.  Before I glued them down, I distressed the edges.

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Finally, I added all the embellishments.  For fun, I added a few of the little bone sequins.  The 3x4 card that I used seemed appropriate for the photo of my little Bailey Girl getting ready for a nap.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Kristin  :)