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Present Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone and welcome back!

Today I am sharing this super cute idea with you all.

Not sure what to make with some of those chipboard embellishments.

Well here is a super easy idea.

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Gift card holders!!  That's right a gift card holder.

Let me walk you through what I have created!

I started out with the Present Chipboard Embellishment.

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As soon as I saw this I knew it would be perfect for this project.

I started out by painting the chipboard piece with white paint.

I let that dry and then I painted on my snow-tex to give it

some dimension.  For a pop of color I added a red poinsettia.

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I used some pattern paper to create the pocket to hold the card.

I used a scalloped circle punch to punch a spot to be able to grab the gift card.

I adhered the pocket to the back of the chipboard embellishment.

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What I really like about this project is after you use the gift card, you can

turn this into an ornament for your tree!

Just think about putting this on your tree and then handing it to someone

as their gift!  Its the perfect little project for anyone!

Thanks for stopping and see you in the next project!

Kim :)

 


Clear Scraps Shaker -- Santa Shaker Ornament

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today, and I hope

you are having a wonderful November!  With all of the

early cold and snow here in the Midwest, it feels like

Christmas is already in the air!  Do you make gifts,

home decor and ornaments for the holidays?

I've got a pretty ornament to share with you today

that you can make for your tree, or as a gift!

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Clear Scraps has so many shaker shapes you can use to create

cards, ornaments, you name it!  Only limit is your imagination!

Want to check out all the fun shapes?  You can find them all

in the store HERE. For this ornament, I used the Circle Shaker.

The top frame is painted black, and I used a cute snowflake

pattern pretty paper on the base layer.  Just trace it onto your

paper of choice, cut it out, and glue to the base piece....easy peasy!

I added the Clear Scraps Winter Sequin mix to the shaker, then

glued all the pieces together.  But what is that piece on the top?

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The ornament that is glued to the top of the shaker is the

Clear Scraps X-mas Swirl Bulb Chipboard Embellishment.

It's painted with red and gray acrylic paint, then after it

dried I went over the surface with a glitter glue to give it

some sparkle.  A twine bow is a cute finishing touch, then

it's glued to the front surface of the shaker.  I could have

left the back plain, but, I love to decorate so I added

a little simple Santa scene to the back of the ornament.

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Just a couple of stickers, some foam tape and a few enamel dots.

And to create the hanger for the ornament, I glued twine around the

edge of the ornament leaving extra so I could knot it at the top

and create a loop to use as a hanger.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Shaker Ornament, Winter Sequins,

X-mas Swirl Bulb Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  black, red and gray acrylic paint, glitter glue,

twine, glue, foam tape, Echo Park I Love Christmas

patterned paper and stickers.


Pumpkin Shaker Magnet - Hello Fall

Hi everyone!

Today I have a simple but super cute project to share.

I love the small shakers that Clear Scraps carries!!

Today I have used the small Pumpkin Shaker.

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But I didn't use it as a shaker.

What I did was this.....

I started out with using some fabric scraps to cover the inside bottom piece.

Its the same fabric I used in my last project.

I glued all the layers together except the 2 top pieces.

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I painted the top piece with off white acrylic paint to start.  I needed a base for my watercolor

paints.  I used a couple different ones to get my orange color.

I then inked the outside once it was dried with walnut stain distress ink.

I stacked some paper leaves, giving the illusion that there was a pile of leaves inside the shaker.

I adhered the acrylic piece and the top piece together and then glued it to the other layers.

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I made a bow out of some burlap ribbon and added my sentiment to the front and a magnet to the back.

Now I have this beautiful fall magnet to hang on my fridge!!

This was so simple and easy to create!

Thanks for stopping.

Have a great day!!

Kim :)


 

 


Mini Pallet Shape Gift Tags

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman sharing mini pallet shape gift tags.

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I love creating personalized gift bags for small Christmas gifts.  And these mini pallet shapes were ideal to use as tags.

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Using the Bell Mini Pallet Shape and the  Long Bulb Mini Pallet Shape, I painted each with red and green paints. 

Stickles were added to the tops for dimension and then ribbons were tied to the tops.

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Using white gift bags, I adhered pattern paper layers, then folded the tops down. 

Twine was added behind the ribbon and used to tie the mini pallets to each gift bag.


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Finally I used metal dies with  Rinea Gold Foiled Paper to die cut words which were then adhered to the center of each pallet.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies: Gift bags, pattern paper, Plaid paint, Rinea Foiled Paper, Ribbon


Hello Fall Blank Wood Card

Happy Friday, friends!
Today I'm sharing a mini album using the Blank Wood Card as well as other fabulous Clear Scraps products!

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On the album covers I have used three different stencils; 4x6 Hello Fall, 4x6 Plaid, and 6" Twig Leaves.
This little album is from our visit to the local Pumpkin Patch. For the inside album pages, I have taken 10 sheets of pattern paper and cut them down to 3.5 x 5.5". Since they were not double-sided I adhered the backside of the papers to each other, this also created a more sturdy page to hold photos and such.
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You can click on any picture to see more details.

The pumpkin chipboard embellishment on the left page was painted and then popped up to create a 3d element. You could also leave them separate two have two embellies instead of one.

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I printed out tiny photos sized approximately 2" on the longest side. They are the perfect fit for this album.

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I used old Paper Studio & SEI pattern papers for the album, as well as doing a print and cut for the paper embellies using my electronic cutting machine.

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I have so many great shots from this pumpkin patch visit. It was fun incorporating a lot of them into this album.

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I absolutely LOVE that plaid stencil, as well as this awesome Chipboard Blessed word title. I inked it up with distress ink and adhered it on the wood cover.

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I put the album together using 1" Book Rings and used ribbon from my stash to dress up the outside rings.

Have a great weekend!

Leah Crowe

 

 

 


Halloween Mini Pallet Magnets

Happy Friday, friends!!!

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I LOVE Halloween and apparently, magnets as well. I LOVE using Clear Scraps Mini pallet wood shapes to turn into magnets!

Here's the Ghost.
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These come together so easily. I applied pattern paper to the front of the pallets and trimmed the excess using a craft knife. I also used the backside of the craft knife to rough up the edges of the paper on the mini pallets for a distressed look.

I then hot glued two magnets to the back of each pallet.

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I originally was making these to go on my refrigerator when I remembered my new front door is metal!

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I mean, how CUTE!! I need a few more Mini Wood Pallets and I could decorate the front door like a madwoman. :) And they're protected by my glass screen door.

Happy Halloween!

Leah Crowe

Additional Products: Pattern Paper: SEI; Beacons 3-in-1 Liquid glue; Silhouette Cameo files: #302004, #151253; Magnets; Hot Glue; Craft Knife; Distress Ink; Twine; Sand Paper

 


Clear Scraps Printer's Tray -- Something Wicked

Happy October everyone!  Laura here to share a project during my

favorite time to craft!  Love everything Halloween, especially when

it comes to making fun home decor projects!  And I've got a fun one

today using the Clear Scraps Small Rectangles Printer Tray Frame!

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The Clear Scraps printer trays are awesome to use when you want to create

 home decor, or a try a different way to keep favorite memories.  This tray

would be an adorable way to remember a favorite Halloween party, or

favorite costumes, just replace one of the decorated spots with a picture.

It's just painted up with some green acrylic paint, and it's ready to go!

You can find all different shapes of printer trays HERE in the store.

To give this project some great depth, the adorable Clear Scraps

chipboard pieces were perfect!  The little ghost trio is so cute!

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They are painted with white acrylic paint, and then brushed

around the edges with some gray paint and a sponge brush.

Then 2 are glued to the paper on the tray, and one is glued on

top of the tray after the entire thing is assembled.  A few stickers

add some cute little spooky accents.  The Ornate Hinge is another

Clear Scraps chipboard set and easy to make them look like aged

iron with just acrylic paint!  Black is the base, then gray and brown

sponged on to finish the look.  Halloween creepy fun!

And more great chipboard elements fill more of the squares,

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The Spooky Chipboard Word Title was painted with black acrylic paint,

the top brushed with Versamark ink, and then it was sprinkled with distress

embossing powder.  A perfect spooky look!  The fence in the bottom right

corner is Halloween perfect piece, and it's as simple as some black and

gray acrylic paint sponged on to create the look of an old weathered fence.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Small Rectangles Printer Tray Frame,

Ghost , Ornate Hinge, and Fence Chipboard Embellishments,

Spooky Chipboard Word Title

Other:  Black, gray and white acrylic paint, Carta Bella

paper and stickers, twine, metal charms, adhesive, foam tape.


Clear Scraps Edison Light Bulb Chip -- Bright Ideas Notebook

Hi there everyone!  Laura joining you today, with a fun project for back to school!

You see a lot of cute projects online for teachers, and younger students, so I

thought I'd share and idea for a project for an older student.  Part of the

fun could be creating this project together, or you could make it and give

as a gift....it would make a great gift for a high school or college student!

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One of the things I love to do is take a basic boring composition notebook,

and make it into something special.  This one could be used as a fun

notebook for note taking, or it could be used for ideas, dreams, a daily

journal, so many options!  And it's much more interesting than the

plain old composition notebook....who wouldn't be inspired by that?!

To create it is simple too!  Take the notebook, and cut paper to fit,

and glue to the front cover.  I did use a corner rounder on the right side,

but you could easily trim it to fit as well.  To add a little extra something,

I sprinkled some distress spray stain on it. 

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To do this, place on a protected surface (cover your work surface with

newspaper, or take it outside on the lawn!) then ake out the sprayer, and

tap the plastic tubing over your project to get the splatter effect.  You

can also use a toothbrush, but I like the control of this method better.

When that was dry, I went back and added some stencil images,

using gray paint and the Clear Scraps 6" spiral stencil.

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The awesome chip Edison light bulbs, are the Clear Scraps

Edison Light Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments.

They are painted black, then I tapped on some orange paint,

then a little more black over that to give it a rusted look.

Then I used some random letter I had to put on my title.

Now all that's left is to decide who to gift this to!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Edison Light Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments,

6" Spiral Stencil.

Other: Stamperia paper, adhesive, acrylic paint (black, orange, gray, yellow)

adhesive letters, notebook.


Imagine Canvas

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Today I am excited to share a mixed media project with you using some of my favorite Clear Scraps goodies.  Can you spot them???  I used  Clear Scraps Clear Acrylic Sheets, Clear Scraps 6" Doily masking Stencil , and Clear Scraps 6" Diamond Heart Masking Stencil. 

Can you pick them out now?  

 

Start by cutting your image and lay over blank canvas.  Use a pencil to mark your image location. 

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Using Clear Scraps 6" Doily masking Stencil, apply modeling paste onto canvas. 

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Mist canvas with mists as desired. 

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Adhere image to canvas once dry. Using Clear Scraps 6" Diamond Heart Masking Stencil apply embossing ink over image. Add Embossing powder and heat emboss. 

Die Cut  Clear Scraps Clear Acrylic Sheets and add to canvas. 

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Add Face image, pearls, and stickles as desired to finish.

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I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Supplies! 


Creating Garden Inspired Home Decor

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Garden Greetings! today I am excited to share this Garden inspired home decor.  This would also make a cheery cover for a chipboard album!   

Clear Scraps Products used

Post n Sign Chipboard Embellishments

Chicken Wire Chipboard Embellishments

Chipboard 5x7 regular Album

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Letter stamps, Colour Wash paints, Acrylic Paint Flowers, Patterned Paper

Start by covering one page from the  Chipboard 5x7 regular Album with patterned paper, trim and set aside. 

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Paint Chicken Wire Chipboard Embellishments  with Colour Wash Paints. IMG_3516

Once Chicken Wire is dry. add to Chipboard Album. 
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Paint Post n Sign Chipboard Embellishments and let dry. 
IMG_3516Stamp "F L O W E R S " on to sign post. 
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Distress Sign post with Metallic Wax. 

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Add flowers and Sign post to chipboard Album piece. 
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Add fussy cut butterfly to finish piece.

 

I hope you are inspired to Get creative with your Clear Scraps Products! 

 

 


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

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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.

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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!

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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.)

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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