Other Crafts

Clear Scraps Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album- It's a Boy!

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today!

Need a great gift for a baby shower, or for someone about to

have a little one?  This cute little Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album

from Clear Scraps is such a sweet one, and makes a perfect gift!

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The album's first page is this cute little pair of overalls, you

can cover with patterned paper (like I did here) or paint.

Love the way the page behind looks like a little t-shirt with it's

sleeves peeking out!  It looks great with the contrasting paper!

The It's a Boy is one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Word Titles.

They have a lot of options, and also have one that says It's a Girl.

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Here is the back of the overalls.  Just a few stickers, and a journal

box make a super simple page, but so adorable too!

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Here is the first of the t-shirt pages.  I put the spot for the picture

a little lower on this first one, so nothing would show through

at the neckline of the front page when the album was closed up.

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It's always good to include some blank journal cards in a mini album

 so the recipient can add a little story, or it could be used for a photo.

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I used a different patterned paper on every page, to make it a little

more interesting.  You can mix it up any way you like, all the pages

could be the same, and then use the mats and embellishments to

make each page different.  One of the great things about this

chipboard albums, they are a blank canvas you can make your own!

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The last page before the back cover, love the cute little trains!

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For the back cover, you very well could just leave it blank, or just

add a sticker or journal card/box, but I wanted to give plenty of

space for those adorable newborn pictures, so I added another

photo mat and a few more embellishments to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Make sure to stop by the Clear Scraps store to check out their

chipboard albums!  They have a lot to choose from and they

make such great gifts, or a wonderful memory book to keep!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album, It's a Boy Chipboard Word Titles.

Other:  Echo Park Bundle of Joy paper, stickers.  Enamel dots, ribbon, adhesive,

acrylic paint, distress ink.


Color Changing Vacation Tote

Color Changing Vacation Tote by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi there!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this fun color-changing tote bag that's perfect for summer travel using one of the border stencils and a clear word title from Clear Scraps.

Color Changing Vacation Tote by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stenciling

Start by securing the Hibiscus Border Stencil to a medium tote bag using tape or stencil spray adhesive.  Insert a piece of cardboard into the bag (to prevent leakage to the other side) and apply different colors of fabric ink through the stencil using a brush or foam applicator.  Here I'm using two colors of UV sensitive fabric ink because I thought it would be a fun touch for beach trips!

Color Changing Vacation Tote by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Inking

While the fabric ink dries, peel the protective plastic off of both sides of the Vacation Small Clear Word Title and lay it down on a protective surface like a craft sheet.  Randomly drip bright colors of alcohol inks over the acrylic word to create a tie-dyed appearance.

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Punch a hole through the brightly colored word using a heavy duty hole punch and string the embellishment around the handle of the tote bag with natural twine.  (This picture also shows what the stenciled border looks like just as it starts to darken in the sunlight.)

Color Changing Vacation Tote by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

When the light hits the design on the bag it begins to turn a fun pink and yellow, but I love the mixing of the coral and pink flowers when part of the design is out of direct light too.  I can't wait to take this little tote to the beach with me...it's the perfect size for a small towel, phone, and flipflops!

I hope you enjoyed this fun tote project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have you tried using any of the border stencils on fabric projects yet?

~ Annie

Additional products used: medium white tote bag, pink and yellow UV sensitive fabric ink, painters tape, alcohol inks, craft sheet, hole puncher, natural twine


Adventure Canvas Bag by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a quick and easy project using the Adventure Stencil.

 

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At 3" x 12" this stencil was the perfect size for my canvas bag.

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Using masking tape, I adhered the stencil to my canvas bag, ensuring that it stayed in place while I added the paint.

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Using Plaid Glitter Paint, I pounced it on the stencil.  Once completely covered, I removed the stencil.

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Remember to clean the stencil immediately or the glitter will permanently stick to the stencil.

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Let the glitter paint dry for 24 hours then use an iron on the steam setting to set.  This will ensure that your stenciled bag will stay looking amazing even after extensive use.

Wouldn't this be a fun project to do with the kids this summer?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Canvas Bag; Plaid Paint

 

 


Mixed Media Beach Tag

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a mixed media beach tag.   

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Using one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album, I began by first painting it with gesso. The Tag Album has 4 different shaped tags that  can be used for an assortment of projects.  I decided to use one to create a mixed media tag with an assortment of elements.  Once the gesso dried, I added several colors of spray inks to create the background.

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Mesh was also spritzed then adhered to the left corner.  I also added several sizes of art stones as well as some sea shells created from Makin's Clay for dimension.

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Once dry, I spritzed additional colors of inks to give the tag more life.  In the center of the tag, I added more art stones.

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I stamped and colored a Prima doll stamp, fussy cut her and added her to the tag with foam adhesives.

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Isn't she sweet?

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other supplies used:  Prima stamp; Prima Art Stones, Makin's Clay mold and clay, spray inks