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Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Holiday Joy LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today sharing a LO idea for

your holiday or winter photos!

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One of the easiest types of LO's is just setting up a grid.  They can

fill the entire page, or just trickle across the page like this one does. 

I used some patterned paper that had frames with images and

started cutting them apart and arranging them.  Or you could do the

same by framing images, or more pictures in white.  It's important

to have a strong focus with a LO like this, and one of the best ways

to do that is with your title.  The colors in this paper were so bright

 and fun, that I decided to follow suit and embrace that by carrying

that through with the title.  Here's where the awesome pieces from

Clear Scraps come in!  You can customize them to any color,

to match any papers or embellishments you'd like!

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The cute Joy Mini Shaker from Clear Scraps packs a cute punch! 

It's painted with bright green and pink acrylic paint, and the shaker

part, I chose to make it look like a little snow globe.  Super simple,

with some snow patterned paper and a little snowman sticker. 

Some bling crystals inside the shaker and a few rhinestones on the

letters give it a sparkly finish.  To see all of the options available,

stop by the Clear Scraps store to check them all out HERE.

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The word "holiday" is one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Script Word

Titles, painted with bright pink acrylic paint to match just as the Joy

mini shaker was.  I love the ability to coordinate everything so easily!

Make sure to check these out in the Clear Scraps store!  The word

"holiday" is HERE.  Find all the choices right HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Joy Mini Shaker, Holiday Chipboard Script Word Title.

Other:  Pink and green acrylic paint, pink rhinestones, pink and clear

shaker gems, PhotoPlay Paper Tulla & Norbert's Christmas Party paper, 

stickers, and chipboard, adhesive, foam tape.


Vacation Countdown Scallop Clipboard

Hello Clear Scraps friends - so good to be here again in the new year with you!  It's Maureen, and I'm looking forward to all the things that this year holds, including an upcoming vacation to Disney World.  How about you?  Do you anticipate where you might travel this year? 

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It's so much fun to host a personal countdown for upcoming trips.  I've created this project with that in mind - a countdown board that will double as a picture frame long after the vacation is over.

My project centers around the Clear Scraps Acrylic Scallop Clipboard - I'm using the medium size today, and starting by removing the plastic film on both sides of the clipboard.  I thought it would be fun to try some decoupage work, so I've prepped the back of the board with a thin coat of decoupage glue.  I've also traced the clipboard on to a sheet of polka dot paper, then cut it out and adhered it to the back.

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Since we are going to Disney World, I've chosen the mouse shape from the Word and Shape Magical Mouse pieces to decorate my clipboard.  I've coated this piece with 2 coats of chalkboard paint.  This will become the space that I write the countdown on.  Let this dry thoroughly between coats.

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Another fun item I've added to this display is the Vacation Chipboard Word Title.  With this piece, I've coated it in a red acrylic paint then went back over it with a layer of red glitter glue.  This also needs to dry well before adding it to the clipboard.

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Embellishing the front of the scallop clipboard comes next.  I've added a series of decorative print paper in assorted shapes, including some pinwheels I made, then arranged it around a square printed paper as a backdrop.  Next, I've cut a smaller square to put in the middle.  This is embellished on the edge with a thin, black gel pen.  I've drawn small mouse shapes in between the thin lines around the frame to add detail for my future picture.  It's like having hidden Mickeys!

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I've also added a "DAYS TO" title cut out of black card stock.  Glue the white piece on to the pattern paper and arrange them under the clip of the board.

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I will eventually put a picture on this board so I wanted to make sure that the pieces allow me to add it later.  So, as I was gluing on the mouse wood piece, the vacation title and the paper embellishments, I made sure I didn't put them too close to where the picture will be.  It might be helpful to cut a piece of paper the size of your picture prior to gluing pieces down.  Tacky glue works well for these items.

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My display is complete!  I've set my clipboard on an easel so I can change the countdown on the chalkboard piece daily.  It's also handy to be able to write something like the year or other message once I add a picture of our trip later.  This example is from a prior trip, but I am looking forward to putting one on here for 2022.  Oh, and adding the picture was easy - I just slid it under the clip once I had the picture printed!

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What types of events are YOU counting down to?  This would make a good wedding, school or other type of countdown as well.  The Scallop Clipboard is a perfect size for a display table, and I hope you get a chance to try this little project!  See the additional supplies I used below.  Happy counting!!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  Simple Stories Card Stock Pad, acrylic paints, chalkboard paints, Stickles glue, glitter gems, paper sticker bow

 


Christmas Elf Chipboard Album

Cheers to December, Clear Scraps friends!  It's Maureen here with you today, sharing a fun way to document all those Christmas photos.  I have so many pictures of my kids over the years to document.  Because of this, I needed some place to display them.  And, with all the creative ideas people share about an Elf on a Shelf, I thought this project would be a perfect item to share with YOU this season!

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I've chosen the 8x8" Chipboard Tabbed Album for this project.  This is a perfect size for specific themes, like documenting parties, baking and decorating, or even special shows or pageants over the years.  I knew right away I wanted it to look like an elf's body dressed up in these various events, so I set out to make elf costume ideas, including the traditional one for the front of the book.

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This cover page uses green card stock, along with accents in black and gold glitter paper.  The added element of fun is a red felt collar complete with sleigh bells sewn on the corners.  I used a tacky glue to secure the elements.

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Take a look at this first page of the album!  I'm using the 6" Christmas Sweater Masking Stencil as a backdrop, to make it look like a holiday sweater.  Isn't this fun??  This is a perfect page to document those ugly sweater holiday parties.  Embellishments and a title complete the look.

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I've gone over the sweater stencil with several different colors of inks and a sponge.  The key is to make sure you use an extra piece of paper to cover the areas you don't want shaded, and pick a row you want to start with.  I did red and green, and lined up the pattern each time I changed shades.

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The second page of this album is a great idea for those who spend time baking with their family or friends.  This page is reminiscent of a cute Christmas apron! 

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I'm using a red polka dot pattern and white card stock, and have created a lace trim from a border punch.  I've used some favorite baking dies in my stash to add to the fun.  And, no apron is complete without a cute ribbon and pocket to finish the look!

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Next we have a dressed up elf page - great for documenting a visit to the Nutcracker, or a special church service.  This page incorporates a doily for a collar and other fun embellishments.

We can't forget all those pictures with families in Christmas PJs!  I think this was one of our biggest traditions as my kids were growing up! How cute is it that the elf is holding the picture??

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I've done the arms with pop dots for dimension, using a simple rectangle shape for the arms.  I made it easy by securing these first, then trimming the edges.

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The 8x8 Chipboard Tabbed Album is held together with album rings that you can get at Clear Scraps as well.  I'm excited to display this book on my coffee table this Christmas season.  There are a variety of albums and ways to embellish them on the Clear Scraps site - I hope you take a moment to check it out.  Thanks for enjoying the season with me - until next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  card stock, Distress inks, glue and runner tape, pop dots, buttons, ribbon, border punch and assorted die cuts, sleigh bells, felt.


Nativity Advent Printer Tray Display

Hello everyone!  This is Maureen - I hope you are having a great start to the holiday season!  In our house, we celebrate Christmas as the time of Jesus' birth.  We typically do a traditional Advent calendar, with candles and a wreath.  Since the first of December is upon us, I wanted to do something that would be on display in my house too, so I came up with an Advent calendar made with the Clear Scraps Small Rectangles Printer Tray and the Mini House Shaker.

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I'm starting by base coating the top layer of the tray in white.  While this dries, I've chosen a light blue Christmas background paper and glued it to the back of the tray base.  

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Next, I'm layering the pieces of the tray on top and gluing down the edges.  Here is where I had some fun choosing some spots for my Nativity vinyl pieces to put down.  Knowing where you want these to go first was like having a map of my art, ha ha!

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Once I decided where the vinyl should go, I added some white plastic snow and mixed in some other blue and white confetti pieces in there.  I wanted the backdrop to sparkle like the images.  Then, I did the same with the mini shaker, and adhered the clear acrylic on top of both pieces.

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Now, I cut my pictures using images from the Cricut design library.  If you prefer a different electronic machine or even die cuts, this would work as well.  I've also written the words we celebrate each week out and cut those from my machine too, in a black sparkly vinyl. Each week is represented with the words Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.

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Attach the vinyl to the top acrylic piece before you lay down the final white border.  All these are glued on with clear tacky glue.  I've also glued the mini house shaker to the top left edge of the printer tray, and added my Mary, Joseph and Jesus here.  What a perfect option for a stable!

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Now, I needed some windows for my Advent calendar.  I'm using squares I cut from a scrapbook pad.  On the backs of these squares, I'm going to put messages like Bible verses or prayers to reflect for a few moments each week when I remove them. These are clipped to the tray and removed each week.

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The next step is to hot glue some binder clips to the edges of the white border.  Make sure these are secure before you put the squares of your paper pad on.  It may require a second coat.

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Your Advent calendar is ready to be put on display!  This printer tray was perfect!  The vinyl applies so very easy and looks really special.  I intend to remove a square each week as we reflect on the joy of Christ's birth.  What will you make this year to celebrate your special holidays?

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Thanks for visiting!  Check out the Clear Scraps site for all the cool printer tray styles...perhaps you can make a calendar too!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  Christmas scrapbook pad (Martha Stewart), hot glue, binder clips, black vinyl and an electronic machine (Cricut), assorted stamps

 


Autumn Days Acrylic Layout

Hello my Crafty Friends!

Dana here! The leaves are changing and full of color! Cool Chris days of Autumn are upon us.  I have a layout project to share today in memory of my mother. I'll be using Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 sheet Click Here and Maple chipboard branch Click Here 

Using the acrylic sheet creates a sturdy base and create a unique one of a kind layout! You can use a variety of inks, stamps or rub-ons as I'm using in this project. 

First off I chose a patterned paper for my background.  The papers I'm using are from 49 & Market Vintage Artistry "In the Leaves" collection. I cut down to to size leaving a 3/4 inch of acrylic visible. Before adhering your paper to the acrylic,  you must peel off the protective film on both sides of your sheet. Now adhere your paper centered on top of your acrylic sheet. 

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Now taking some rub-on images I applied in scattered areas around the edge of my acrylic sheet layout. 

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Now take your Clear Scraps Maple Branch chipboard embellishment, remove the staple and then I applied some of my favorite Finnibair pastes in Gold, Brown and Rust using a stiff brush and a pouncing motion to apply my pastes to the branches,and leaves. I love the texture it creates. Let dry. Then I cut apart acouple of the leaves from my chipboard branch. We'll be using these leaves in scattered areas on our layout. 

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Next I chose a 5x7 photo as my main focal point, and adhered a chipboard sticker frame on top of my photo using foam tape. I also applied foam tape along the edges of the frame before adhering to my layout. This adds dimension. I chose a ephermera sentiment flag and applied to my frame with foam dots, at the upper left edge of my frame.

Now decide on what embellishments you want to add to decorate your layout. I used some vellum pieces, another ephermera sentiment, and some butterflies. Take your Clear Scraps Maple branch and apply around the bottom of your layout using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I applied some of my vellum pieces hanging over the acrylic edge of my layout. Then added some epoxy dot stickers along the top edge and right side of my layout.

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Here are some closeups:

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I hope I have inspired you today and you'll give these acrylic sheets a try when creating  your next layout! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! We appreciate you and look forward to seeing what you create! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your craft supplies and see what new products we have to spark your creativity!

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies used: 49 & Market Vintage Artistry In the Leaves papers, rub-ons, stickers and ephermera. Foam tape and dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Finnibair Rust pastes, Brown, rust and Gold, epoxy dots, stiff paintbrush.

 


Thanksgiving Recipe Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  Thanksgiving is getting closer and closer, isn't it?  I am excited that this year my daughter will be hosting from her first apartment.  She is excited to try out cooking a turkey dinner for the very first time!  She has watched me cook this dinner many times over the years, and it made me think of all the great memories of those holidays.

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I was inspired by this and decided I would put together a recipe book that would be part memories, and part recipes.  I'm going to give it to her as a keepsake, and I'm hoping to add her favorite recipes inside.  I wanted to make it so she could also add to it, so I'm going to be adding pockets to the book for her to stick in new recipes in the coming years.

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I'm using the Chip Tab Slimline Album - this looked like a good size for her to store, so it wouldn't take up a lot of room, but would hold both recipe cards and pictures.  I've covered the pages with a variety of Thanksgiving prints from a scrapbooking pad, and used the matching stickers to decorate the tabs.

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For the cover, I've die cut the letters to spell 'recipe' in a letter set that has a drop shadow, in navy blue and white.  I've staggered this down the page, and left room in the open spaces to add additional die cuts, like an apron, turkey and a pie.  

In my collection at home, I've got lots of food and kitchen die cuts, so I was really excited to put these to use!  On the apron, I decided to give it some dimension by adding a piece of ribbon underneath it to look like the strings of the apron.

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On page 2, I've added a photo of my daughter helping me with turkey prep.  It's also got a pocket at the bottom and an empty recipe tag shaped like a gift tag. 

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This was stamped with a set of recipe card stamps I had in my collection.  Later she can add to it as she wishes.  This pocket also has assorted dies, stickers and a doily for embellishment.

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Page 3 is my favorite - I've always loved this picture, because it was my daughter's first Thanksgiving.  And, as you can see - we caught her at the perfect moment! 

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More stickers and another pocket are here as well.  Pages 4 and 5 are using more of the stickers and papers that came with my scrapbook pad set.

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To assemble the book, I've decided to tie it together with assorted colors of twine.  My thought is that as the book gets bigger, she can swap it out for an expandable rings like the ones here, or add more pages.  This adds a colorful look and would look really cute on display in any kitchen!

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Do you have favorite traditions during Thanksgiving, or other holidays you celebrate?  I hope this book inspires you to try an album like this for your next memory project. 

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It's fun to look at the pictures, but also the old recipe cards I've received from friends and family over the years.  I encourage you to give it a try!  Thanks for stopping by!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  paper pad and sticker set (Photo Play), die cuts (assorted), Distress Oxide inks, tag maker (Sizzix), ribbon, assorted stamps, glue

 


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