Other Crafts

Pumpkin Cutie Magnet

I have pictures of both my kids in their very first Halloween costume, and each year I take out those magnet frames and put them on the fridge in the Fall.  However, this year the frame for my son's picture broke.  Never fear...Clear Scraps to the rescue!

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Hi it's Maureen - I'm here to share an easy project for any of those Halloween memories you'd like to remember.  I've created a magnet frame using the Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker.  This project was so nice to put together quickly on a weekend when I was focused on decorating my house for Fall. 

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I've started by painting the outside layer with acrylic paint.  I'm doing this in white, yellow and orange because I thought the shape looked like a candy corn.  With these colors, I noticed I needed at least 2 layers of paint.

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Next, I traced the shape on my picture with a pencil and cut it out, trimming it in just a bit to eliminate any extra edges.  This picture is glued to the base shape.

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Once the top layer is dry, I've assembled the shaker.  I've added the 2 bottom trim layers, and then spooned some of the fun Fall Sequins and Spooky Sequins inside.  The next layer is the acrylic shape - make sure you take the protective liner off of both sides before applying.  The final layer is the candy corn painted layer and all are set aside to dry.

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One of the paper pads I purchased for Halloween had such cute sayings so I knew I needed to work this in to the project somehow.  For this, I've cut the sentiment out in a square shape, then added 2 larger squares behind it as a decorative frame.  These are glued to the back of the shaker.

To get the shaker to stick to my fridge, I'm choosing to use a thin magnet sticker sheet.  I've cut the pumpkin shape out of this sheet and adhered it to the back of the pumpkin.

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Now it's time to document the year - I can't believe this picture was taken so long ago!  For this, I selected one of the Heart Chipboard pieces and colored it with black marker.  The date and some embellishments are done in a white gel pen.

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My project is nearly finished - adding a bow to the top makes it complete!  Now I have 2 handmade frames again on my fridge, and a lot of special memories of Halloween past.  How do you document the memories of past holidays in your life?

Thanks for joining me today - a supply list is below for your convenience.  See you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  acrylic paints, tacky glue, ribbon, black marker, white gel pen and assorted sentiments and cardstock

 


Christmas Tag Cards

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! The Christmas season will begin soon. I always want to start making my Christmas cards early, but that doesn't always happen. How about you? Today I have some easy Christmas cards you can make in no time. They feature Clear Scraps new chipboard tags!  I chose the Holly Chipboard embellishment Click here  and the Tag Present Chipboard embellishment Click here they the cutest?  

To begin our project I cut apart both tags and chipboard embellishments from the chipboard frame. (Save your outside frame for a future project) 

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I covered the small holly embellishment with Stickles Holly Glitter and the berries I used Stickles Candy Cane glitter. The present embellishment I covered with Stickles Gold glitter on the bow. And Copper glitter on the present. Set theses aside to dry. 

Take your tag pieces, and trace onto patterned paper, cut and mark and punch your holes using a paper punch. Then using Beacon glue, I adhered my papers to both tag surfaces. Trim away the excess paper from each tag using a x-acto knife. You can smooth away any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. The papers I chose are from Crate Paper "Hello Santa" collection. 

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The cards I'm using measure 6x6. But you can adjust this to any size cards you have in your crafty stash! My base papers measure 5 3/4 x 5 & 3/4 inches, leaving less than 1/4" white border all around. Glue your base papers onto your card surfaces.  I like to chose what sentiment and embellishments I want to use for decorating my card and plan my placement before gluing down. 

Santa card: Take your holly embellishment and lining up the edges on your tag. Then glue in place. I added some red enamel dots inside the holes on the berries. I fussy cut out this cute Santa and adhered on my tag using foam dots on the back. I added my sentiment along the top ND a white enamel dot over the hole on my sentiment title. Then using foam dots, I adhered December 25th ephemera piece!

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Present Tag card: I glued my present embellishment onto my tag just as we previously did on our Holly tag. Then glued my tag in the center of my card. I adhered a holly sticker over the hole on my chipboard tag. A Dazzle sticker Merry Christmas sentiment and Christmas tree sticker. I chose a sentiment and glued at the top of my card. I added some sticker Christmas trees on each side of my chipboard tag. To finish up my card, I adhered some sticker stars in scattered areas on my card.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial project and you'll start to make your own Christmas cards to send to a special friend or family! 

Here's some closeups for you!

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Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog!  Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all what's new including these Chipboard Tag Embellishments! Click here

Until next month, Happy Cardmaking!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, xaco knife, Distress tool, paper trimmer, scissors, Stickles glitter in Stardust, Copper, Holly. Gold and Candy Cane, enamel dots, foam dots, Crate Paper Hello Santa collection, 6x6 card bases


Ahh Autumn Home Decor Project

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! Autumn is a season full of color! I love creating my own home decor pieces to display in my home. Clear Scraps has a awesome variety of products to help you create that one of a kind piece you can cherish for years to come.

For Today's project I'm using a variety of different Clear Scraps products, including one of the new Shiplap Small shape Circle Click here

Clear Scraps Wood Deco Shape Click here 

Clear Scraps mini shaker-Circle Click here and Fall sequins Click here 

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The papers I chose to use are Graphic45 Fashion Forward collection, 12x12 October and November papers. I traced around my Wood Deco Shape onto the "B" side of the October paper. Cut it out and using Beacon glue I adhered this paper onto my wood shape. Then using my x-acto knife I trimmed away any excess paper. Then with a Distress or sanding tool, I smoothed any rough edges. 

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Take your Clear Scraps Shiplap Circle-small I whitewashed some Chalk Paint "Milk Jug " using a paintbrush. Then I applied some Orange Spice paint over top in the same whitewash technique as before. Set aside to dry throughly. 

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Now remove your shaker pieces from your package. Take your bottom shaker piece and trace onto patterned paper. I chose "You are a Classic " journal card.  Cut and glue your paper onto your bottom piece. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Then smooth any rough edges as we did with our Deco piece.

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Taking your top shaker piece, I applied some "Fire Opal" glitter over the surface. Shake off any excess glitter and set aside to dry. Once it fully dries, I glued my next two chipboard layers over top of my bottom shaker piece. Now add any shaker filler of your choice, I chose these pretty Fall sequins from Clear Scraps. Click here

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Then take your acrylic piece, peel the protective film off both sides before gluing down. Add your top shaker glitter piece on top. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking! 

I added some foam dots to the back of my Shiplap shape and shaker, before adhering in the center of my  wood Deco piece. This adds some dimension to my project. 

Now the fun part of decorating your piece! I cut out some sentiments, diecut some foliage pieces, and Prima flowers! I arrange my pieces and make sure of their placement before gluing onto my design piece. 

To finish off my design, I applied some Graphic45 Matte Pearl gems on all 4 sides of my wood Deco Shape. I also glued some Orange/silver tinsel around the edges of my Deco Shape. Then add a metal hanger or some ribbon to the back for hanging. 

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Here are some closeups!

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Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! I hope you will share your fall projects you create. If you chose to create this project, I'd love to see how it turned out. So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Be sure to check out all the new products Clear Scraps has to offer. Click here

Until next time,  Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue,  scissors, Martha Stewart Fire Opal glitter, Prima flowers, Sheena Douglas Foliage dies, orange tinsel, foam dots, Distress tool or sanding tool, xaco knife, G45 Fashion Forward collection, G45 Matte Pearl gems 

 


Haunted House Wall Hanging

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here! If you love decorating for Halloween, I have a Spooky Haunted House project I hope you'll like. Today we'll be using Clear Scraps Shiplap House Large Click here

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In addition to that, we will use this Spooky cute mini shaker circle-bats Click here and Clear Scraps Spooky sequins! Click here 

The paper collection I'll be using is Carta Bella Hocus Pocus along with some other items in my stash.

Let's begin by choosing 3 coordinating papers to cover all 3 sections of of our house and the top roof. I traced, cut out, and using Beacon glue adhered all my papers down onto each section. Then trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. I smooth any rough edges using my Distress tool. 

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Once all your papers are in place, I took some Halloween sentiment washi tapes and adhered along the bottom edge of each section of my house. 

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Using a window diecut from my stash, I diecut 3 windows using black and white cardstock.

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For my door, I just cut out a piece of black cardstock measuring 2 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches. If you have a diecut for the door, feel free to use that. I rounded the top two upper corners on my door before adhering along the bottom edge of my house. I added an ephemera tag onto my door using foam dots. I added a candy corn chipboard sticker on top to cover up the hole on my tag. 

Here's a closeup!

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Set your house aside for now. We will start to create our mini shaker next. Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Taking your top shaker piece, I painted the bats and around the circle edge, using black acrylic paint. Let dry. Now taking some Stickles-Dark Blue, I applied some onto my bats using a small brush. This adds a nice purple sparklely touch! Now take your bottom shaker piece, trace onto another coordinating paper. Cut, glue and trim away any excess paper. The smooth away any rough edges using a Distress tool. Now glue the two chipboard shaker pieces in place. Fill your shaker with some sequins, beads, buttons, whatever you prefer. I chose Clear Scraps Spooky sequins, since they match so perfectly with color scheme on my shaker. Next add your acrylic layer, but be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering. Add your top shaker piece in place. To finish my shaker, I added some purple and white pearls around the circle edge. Let your shaker dry throughly before shaking! Otherwise your sequins will stick to the sides.

Here's a closer look!

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After your shaker has dried, I glued it onto part of the upper right side of my roof! I cut out some images from my stickers, and ephemera tag to adhere behind each window. Adding foam dots to the back of my Frankstein before adhering. I added acouple puffy ghost stickers on each side of the window on the left side. 

Here's some closeups!

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Now to decorate my haunted house, I used a variety of stickers, and ephemera pieces. The witch and bat bottle are stickers I had in my craft stash. The ghost/pumpkin and cat were adhered with foam dots on the left side of the door. The October 31st tag I adhered on the chimney and added a bat sticker at the top! Then I also took 3  pipe cleaners and bend them slightly to resemble smoke coming out from the chimney.  Using a hot glue gun, I glued them to the back of my chimney. I chose to add a metal hanger on the backside. But you can add ribbon, tulle or whatever you prefer. 

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More closeups!

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I hope you have enjoyed this project today! I hope you'll create a Haunted House to hang in your home to celebrate the Halloween season all month long. Please share what you create with us on our Facebook  Clear Scraps Creative page! Shop on the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your craft supplies and check out all the newest products available!

Until next time, Have a crafty day and thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Black and white cardstock,  black acrylic paint, Stickles -Dark Blue, Distress tool, xaco knife, scissors, Carta Bella Hocus Pocus paper collection, sequins, Beacon glue, foam dots, pipe cleaners-orange/green/gold, corner rounder, pearl gems in purple and white, Recollection Halloween washi tapes 


Spooky Halloween Printer Tray

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm excited to be back to share a Halloween inspired project with you! I know how many people love to decorate for Halloween. So I thought why not create a Home Decor project featuring Clear Scraps Square Printer Tray. Click here

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In addition to that, we'll use Clear Scraps' Spooky Chipboard Script Word Title Click here one of the new Clear Scraps Jack-o-lantern chipboard embellishments! Click here and Clear Scraps Deco Chipboard borders!Click here

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To begin our project, take your top chipboard frame and cover with some black acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. 

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Taking my Spooky chipboard word and some Chalk Ink in purple cover thr top portion of your word. Then using orange Chalk Ink cover the bottom portion. Set aside to dry. 

Take your Jack-o-lantern chipboard embellishments and cut away the top Jack-o-lantern shape. You can save the other one for a future project. Taking some craft glue I applied it to the stem and then sprinkled some green glitter over the top. Shake off any excess glitter. Do the same with applying glue to the bottom of your Jack-o-lantern and then sprinkle with orange glitter. Shake off any excess. Then set aside to dry throughly. 

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After your Jack-o-lantern has dried, I took a scrap piece of black cardstock and glued to the back of my Jack-o-lantern. Set this aside for now.

The papers I'll be using are from Graphic45 "Charmed " paper collection. I chose which papers and Journaling cards I wanted to use to decorate each of the sections of my tray. I cut my paper to measure 4 & 1/8 x 4 &1/8 inches. Then using craft glue I adhered each piece to the back of each of my window sections on the bottom chipboard frame piece. Here's how it looks: 

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Now its time to do some fuzzy cutting and chose the embellishments you want to use. I inked all my fuzzy cut embellishments with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Take your next chipboard frame piece and glue in place using Beacon glue. This glue has a strong bond and works well with chipboard. I chose not to use the acrylic sheet on my tray. You could add it if you prefer, but make sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering. Be careful not to use too much glue or it will seep onto the acrylic. Add your top chipboard frame in place.

Take your Deco Chipboard borders and trace onto patterned paper. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Smooth around all the edges using a Distress tool. You may also stamp, paint, ink or stencil onto your Deco borders if you like. I inked around all the border edges. I adhered my borders along the top and bottom of the back of my tray, centered evenly. 

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Now it's time to have fun and decorate the inside sections of your printer tray. I like to move around all my decorative pieces and embellishments before adhering them. I also used foam dots to the back of some of my elements to create a more dimensional look, as I did for my Jack-o-lantern chipboard piece! Here's a closeup!

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I added some pretty multicolored tinsel along the top and bottom edge. I also added some Halloween washi tape along some of the front window sections on my printer tray.  To finish my project I added a metal hanger to the back of my tray so I could hang on my wall. You could add jute cord or ribbon if you want. Or set it up on an easel to display.  Here's how it looks when finished. 

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Here's some more closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and will be inspired to create one for yourself. Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana 

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue,  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs,  Distress tool, x-acto knife, black acrylic paint, Chalk Ink- orange and purple, Foam dots, multicolored tinsel, metal hanger ribbon or jute cord, craft glue, Martha Stewart Glitter-Orange Sorbet and Peridot, Halloween washi tape

 


Pumpkin Door Hanger

Hi crafty friends! 

 

Since it is Fall, I decided that my door needed a refresh. I decided that the Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape would be perfect for this project. So I grabbed my autumn paper pad and got to work. Lately, I have been all about using what I have and not buying the latest and greatest. This project will reflect that.

 

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Grabbing my paper and the pumpkin, I began gluing on my pages one section at a time.

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Once I completed covering the pumpkin, I was left with below.

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Now I began to walk around my home and grab faux flowers and sprigs that were not being displayed. I wanted to accentuate the orange in the paper, so I took some inks and dyed a few flowers to better match. Once that was completed, I arranged the florals along the bottom right side of the sign.

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I then grabbed the Home word from the Word n Shape Home-House set and inked it with distress stain.  I popped that in amongst the flowers.

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I then created a bow with wired ribbon and viola! There is my completed door hanger. 

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Let me know what you thing in the comments below. 

Happy crafting, 

Natasha

 


Fall in the leaves Home Decor

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a fall home decor project to share. I love the changing colors of the leaves and the brisk cool breezes! I enjoy decorating my home for all seasons. But Fall and Christmas are probably my favorites.

For today's project, we'll be using Clear Scraps Wood Retangles Click here these come in a 3 pack (such a great value)  and you can use the others for future projects. In addition to that, we'll use the Word n Shape Fall-Pumpkin Click here

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The paper collection I chose is from 49 & Market "In the Leaves" collection. 

Let's begin by painting the wood rectangle shape using some Chalk Paint "Milk Jug". Let dry.

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Next I chose one of the 6x8 papers to use as my background base. I adhered in the center of my wood shape using foam tape. Then I applied some of the rub-ons in scattered areas. I used some ink blotches and leaves rub -on designs to decorate the corners. From the acetate diecut package, I chose some of the leaves pieces and adhered them over the matching images on my paper.

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Remove both Word n Shape pieces from your package. I painted my Fall words using Finnibair Sparks "Dragon's Eye" acrylic paint. This paint adds a nice shimmer.  Set aside to dry.

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For my pumpkin shape, I applied some acrylic dark green paint to the stem. And Dark orange acrylic paint on my pumpkin. Let dry. After your orange paint is dry, I brushed some Spectrum Noir Sparkle paint "Candlelight" over the top of my pumpkin. It adds a nice glittery accent!

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I then took a piece of jute cord and wrapped around my pumpkin stem a few times. Add some glue to the back side to secure. Then I wrapped some coiled wire around the stem. I took one of the diecut leaves, inked along the edges using Distress Ink Rusty Hinge. Then folded my leaf shape in the center slightly to add some dimension. Then glued to the bottom of my stem. I added a sentiment piece in the center of my pumpkin shape. Then applied foam tape on the back side of my pumpkin, and adhered on the lower right corner. Here's a closeup!

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Using foam dots, I adhered my Fall words in the center of my design wood base. I added a small butterfly diecut on the top of the letter A, and bent the wings slightly upward. Here's a closeup for you!

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To finish decorating my wood base, I added acouple more Butterflies in scattered places. Using Stickles "Star Dust" glitter, I applied some to my butterfly wings. I also added a few sentiment babbles and enamel dots! You can added a metal hanger on the back as I did, or tie some ribbon, jute cord or tulle for hanging!

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Here's acouple more closeups!

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Hope I have inspired you and you'll want to create a Home Decor piece for yourself. Please share your crafty makes with us on our Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website for all your craft supplies, plus many new products available!Click here

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting and hope you enjoy the fall season!

Dana 

Other Supplies Used: Chalk Paint- Milk Jug, paintbrush, foam tape or dots, Finnibair Sparks paint- Dragon's Eye, Spectrum Noir Sparkle paint-Candlelight, 49 & Market "In the Leaves" 6x8 paper pad, rub-ons, babbles and acetate diecuts. Shamrock green acrylic paint, Dark Orange acrylic paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Stickles glitter Stardust.

 

 


Day in the Life Envelope Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog to share my album project using one of the newest chipboard albums from Clear Scraps! The envelope chipboard Click here

This album is versatile and can be used two ways. The envelope flap can be flipped horizontal or vertically. 

The papers I chose to use are from Echo Park "Day in the Life" collection. This album measures 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches. The envelope flap measures 8 inches across. 

To begin, I chose several coordinating papers to cover all my pages including the envelope flap. I recommend using Beacon glue to adhere your paper to your album. This glue is made to use with chipboard and has a strong bond.  Make sure to punch your holes at the top of each paper before adhering to your album pages. I inked all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

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I cut out some of the Journaling cards I wanted to use and paper clipped them together. I left some pieces intact to make flip cards for the inside of our album. 

I started decorating the front cover using a few stickers and applying foam dots on the back before adhering to my album cover. For the "Let's get planning " sticker, I mounted it onto one of my Scrap papers before adhering on the left side. 

Envelope flap: using foam dots I adhered my ephemera piece in the center of my envelope flap. Added this cute tiny clip sticker at the top and a few enamel dots on the bottom of my envelope flap.

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Inside envelope flap: I glued an ephemera sentiment piece in the center and added a few more enamel dots at the top!

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Page 1 at the top: I took one of the small Journaling cards, scored 1/2 on the left and adhered to the left side. Then added "Enjoy Today" sticker in the upper right corner. 

Page 2: I made a pocket page and added some light blue tassel trim along the top edge. Tucked a few Journaling cards inside my pocket and adhered a tiny tag sentiment on the left side of my pocket and an enamel dot!

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Page 3: I scored a Journaling card in half and adhered it on the left side, using foam dots I adhered another journal card on the right.  Applied some tiny enamel dots in scattered places and added a sticker sentiment at the bottom.

Page 4: I decorated my page with more Journaling cards adding pop dots to raise some of my images. Fussy cut around the "Good Vibes" journal card, inked the edges using Distress Ink and pop dot the tiny clip on the lower corner. 

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Page 5: I waterfall 5 journal cards in the center. There's room on the back to add photos and some Journaling. I adhered some tiny flag stickers at the top on the left side and another sentiment sticker on the right, and enamel dot. 

Page 6: I scored another Journaling card in half to create a flip page that opens to the right. There's room to jot down daily notes. Using foam dots I adhered the sticker alarm clock and cut a "Day in the Life" sentiment from one of my paper borders and glued below my alarm clock image. At the top I applied this flag sentiment sticker using foam dots on the back. 

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Page 7: scored 1/2 inch at the top of a larger Journaling card and adhered at the top of my page. I cut a photo mat using white cardstock and measuring 3 & 1/4 x 4 & 1/2 inches underneath my journal card and added a few sticker sentiments on the bottom edge of my photo mat. 

Page 8: cut another photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 inches and adhered to my page, added acouple sticker sentiments. Adhered a ephemera sentiment added foam dots to the back and adhered on the left side.

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To finish this album, I added 2 silver metal rings and tied some light blue ribbon onto each ring!

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Here's some closeups for you!

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I hope you will be inspired and want to create an album for yourself or a gift for that special friend in your life. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new albums available to suit your style! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! 

Until next time, Happy Crafting and have fun!

Dana 

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, paper trimmer, scoring board, Echo Park Day in the Life collection, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, enamel dots, light blue tassel trim and ribbon, 2 metal rings, paper hole punch, foam dots. 


Bee Sweet My Darling

Hey y’all, hey!! Tmika here with a SUPER cute and sweet Mini Album. Because, why not??? I saw this Geo Pattern Accordion Shaker Album. 

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I knew right when I saw it - It had to become a Bee themed Mini Album!! The pattern was perfect for it. I used Lemon Twist paper collection from Simple Stories to decorate this album. 

 

I used embellishments that were gifted to me from various swap partners to make the cover SHINE! I added gold sentiments “sweet darling” to bring home the theme. This album also has been painted black to make the paper collection pop. The shaker bits on the inside adds interest and allows your eye to wander around the Geo pattern.

 

All of the edges have been lined with white chalk paint to make it stand out even more. I can't get enough of this book!!

 

The book is bound with white binding rings and wired buffalo check bows. The dangly charm just seals the cuteness deal!!

 

This book is ready for photos!!

What do you think??? I hope you like it and are inspired as much as I was to create it!!

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Virtual hugs,

Tmika




Trio of Halloween Shakers

Howdy!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today with not one, not two, but THREE projects I'd like to share with you.

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you enjoy celebrating the holiday, there is lots to do to get ready! There's the candy to buy - eat - then rebuy for the kids, costumes to make, yard and house to decorate and the list goes on!

So why not get a head start on SpOoKy time by getting a little crafting done?

Clear Scraps has some great Halloween Shakers and I picked 3 to embellish: Mini Tall Pumpkin Shaker, Mini Circle Ghosts Shaker and Mini Spider Shaker...

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These shakers were so fun to embellish and fill! I hadn't yet tried my paint pens on chipboard, so I decided to use them here rather than paint or ink the shakers. They worked very well, nice and crisp and opaque. 

I used printed paper to cover the solid back piece of each shaker. Then filled them with assorted fill including sequins.

I found the Spider Web Chipboard Embellishment in my Clear Scraps stash and adhered the spider shaker to it.

I haven't decided what to use them on yet. I might use them to make a banner, or I could use them on cards or gift bags or even on a scrapbook layout!

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Spider Web Chipboard Embellishment, Mini Tall Pumpkin Shaker, Mini Circle Ghosts Shaker and Mini Spider Shaker

Other: Printed Paper, Sequins, Filler, Beacon: Zip Dry and Posca Paint Pens

 


Fall Shaker Ornaments

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back with a fun project just in time for fall. I love shakers and I thought it would be fun to create something different this time around. So why not turn our favorite shakers into ornaments! Clear Scraps has such a wide variety of shakers to chose from. So be sure to check them out.

For today's project, we'll be using Clear Scraps maple leaf, owl and circle mini shakers.

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But feel free to create which ever ones you prefer. I think this would be also fun to create different shaker ornaments for different seasons and holidays too.

The papers are chose to use are from Simple Stories "Cozy Days" collection. But any fall papers you already have will work just fine.

Let's begin with the maple least shaker. 

I began by choosing one of the papers to cover my bottom shaker piece. I cut out and glued my paper down using Beacon glue. This glue is strong ND made to work well with chipboard. I trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. Then using my Distress tool, I smoothed out any rough edges.  For my top shaker piece, I applied some Sparks Ginger Magic paint over the top. Once dry, I took a brush and applied some copper Glitterific over top. This gives a nice glittery accent. Then I painted the stem of my leaf with some brown acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. 

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Glue your next two chipboard layers on top with your Beacon glue.  Fill your shaker with sequins, beads whatever you like. I used Clear Scraps Fall sequins Click here  Take the acrylic shaker piece and peel off the protective film from both sides before gluing on top of your previous layers. Then glue your top piece in place. I like to add a few clothespins to hold my shaker firmly in place until the glue dries. Do not shake or move your shaker until it dries throughly.  To finish, I  added a sticker sentiment along the bottom edge. 

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Owl Shaker: Trace, cut and glue your paper to your bottom shaker piece as we did before. Trim away any excess paper using your x-acto knife and Distress any rough edges using a Distress or sanding tool. I took my top shaker piece and covered it with another coordinating paper from this collection. Repeat the same steps as before. I fussy cut out to small hearts from my scrap paper and glued one inside each section of my owls eyes. I took and diecut a scalloped shape from one of the sentiments on my Journaling card. Glue the sentiment in the center of my bottom section of my owl shaker. I painted the owls feet using some light pink acrylic paint. 

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I then adhered my next two chipboard shaker pieces in place. Add any shaker filler of your choice in each section of your shaker. I chose Clear Scraps heart confetti Click here  Peel off the protective film from both sides of the acrylic piece and glue in place. Add your top shaker piece. Then set aside to dry throughly before shaking! 

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Circle shaker:

Repeat the same steps as we previously did. I covered my top shaker piece with another coordinating paper. But you can decorate yours using paints, sprays or glitter. I diecut another sentiment piece and glued in the center of my bottom base.

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I added a cute pumpkin spice coffee sticker on one side of my sentiment. And fussy cut a smalll pumpkin, inked around the edges and glued on the right side of my sentiment piece. Glue your next two chipboard layers in place. Add your shaker filler, acrylic layer and top piece. Set aside to dry throughly. I also adhered a grateful sticker sentiment along the bottom of my shaker. 

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To finish our ornaments I hot glued a piece of jute cord to the back of each shaker. Now they are ready to hang on your fall tree or even in your window. 

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Here's some closeups!

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I hope you have enjoyed this project today.  Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies! Thank you for taking the time to visit the Clear Scraps blog! Keep sharing your crafty makes with us on our Facebook Creative page!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Cozy Days collection, scallop and circle dies, Beacon glue, Distress tool, Glitterific -Copper, Sparks paint Ginger Magic, jute cord, hot glue, light pink acrylic paint, Distress Ink 


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


Canvas Bag with Owl Stencil

HiYa!

Tami here with a project to share with you.

Just when I think I have EVERY craft supply possible, I discover something new. My friend Laura was telling me about a new set of pens she got and showing me all the cool things she was making with them and --- I hadn't heard of them! 

They work on all types of surfaces, are opaque and dry quickly. I'm always looking for a new way to play my Clear Scraps products, so I thought I'd try my new pens on different types of surfaces.

Today's project is an altered canvas bag - to be used for - what else - holding my new pens! 

I like owls and Clear Scraps has the most adorable little Owl Stencil, I used the 6" size for my bag...

I prepped the bag by ironing to be sure it was flat and wrinkle free. Then I put a piece of cardboard inside to be sure the paint did not bleed through to the other side.

Next, I decided on the placement of the design and used blue painters tape to hold the stencil in place. Then it was time to color! I filled in the design with different colors. 

I wanted to define the design a bit, so before removing the stencil I used a fine point sharpie to outline each section. For the eyes, I outlined them with the sharpie, then used the paint pen to add the pupil.

Here's how it turned out...

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and here is a closeup of the owl design...

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Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Owl Stencil

Other: Posca Paint Pens, Blue Painters Tape, Fine Line Black Sharpie and Canvas Bag


Hello Summer 6x6 Chipboard Tabbed Mini Album with Flip Flop Shaker by Kristin Rizzo

 

Hello, it's Kristin here and I am so excited to be sharing another project with you for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  Besides 12x12 traditional scrapbooking, I enjoy making mini albums.  The Chipboard 6x6 3 Tabbed Album was the perfect mini to use with this adorable paper line to document all things summer.  

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I used the Mini Shaker Flip Flop on the first page inside the mini. I pulled a few colors of Distress Stain from my stash and tested it on one of the bottom layers of the shaker to see how it looked on the chipboard.  I liked how the color, fired brick looked and used that.  I used a 6x6 paper pad for this entire album and backed the shaker with a white, teeny, tiny flowered patterned paper.  I then made my own shaker mix (orange flowers, yellow and shimmery cupped and assorted flat sequins with some gems).  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 think it turned out so summery!

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On the next page a made a tiny shaker as well with the packaging from that the album came in and backed it with vellum.

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I covered all the rest of the chipboard pages with various papers.  I chose to cover all the tabs with the same patterned paper.  For a fun touch, I wrapped each tab with red baker's twine.

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When I am making a mini album or scrapbooking page without photos, I always make sure to write the size of the photos on my photo mat.  This way I don't have to measure anything when I go to print or add my photos.  I also like to add a bunch of tags in my mini albums.

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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 and a safe, fun Labor Day (if you are in the US)!

Kristin  :)


Twinkle Twinkle - Bailey 12x12 Layout by Kristin Rizzo

Twinkle Twinkle - Bailey 12x12 Layout

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  :)


Hawaiian Vacation 3D Frameable

Hi there Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and it's time to share another Home Decor project featuring Clear Scraps 3D Frameables! These are so easy to create and fun to decorate and embellish!  For this project today we will be using Clear Scraps Square base and frame Click here  and Word and Shape vacation/palm tree Click here   This is a perfect way to display a favorite summer vacation photo! 

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For my project, I chose a Hawaiian theme since my daughter and son in law recently went to Hawaii for their honeymoon. The papers I chose are from Vicki Boutin "Sweet Rush" paper collection. 

To begin, I took out my palm tree shape and  vacation word piece from my package. Using a paintbrush i applied some bright green acrylic paint on the palm leaves. For the tree trunk base, I applied some rust paste brown and gold using a bouncing motion and layering one on top of another. I want to create a more rustic texture to the trunk. For the bottom of my palm tree, I applied a coat of tan acrylic paint. Let dry. Then applied some texture sand over the top. Let dry.

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Taking my vacation words piece, I applied some Finnibair Sparks paint- Mermaid Pond on the top. Yellow acrylic paint in the middle and orange acrylic paint on the bottom. Let dry. 

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Remove both of your bottom wood bases from your package. I traced with a pencil around each shape. Cut out roughly and using Beacon glue, I applied my paper to both bases. Then using a x-acto knife, I trimmed away any excess paper. Then using a Distress tool or sanding tool, smooth out any rough edges. Make sure your slots are lined up correctly and evenly, before adhering both pieces together. I added some silver rope trim along the bottom edge of my base. 

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Next I fussy cut out one of the pretty flowers from my leftover papers. Inked along the edges using Distress Ink-Rusty Hinge. I applied some Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights medium to add dimension and 3 D look. Let dry overnight. 

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Taking my two frame pieces, I adhered some matching floral washi tape along the edge of the front part of my frame. 

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Then I chose a favorite photo and adhered to the center of my back frame base. Then glue your top frame in place. Make sure you lined the edges up at the top. Slide into place on your base. 

Now the fun part of decorating your frame and adding any embellishments you like. I used some Jolee stickers and added foam dots to the back of my fussy cut flower and adhered to the right lower corner on my frame. I added a small flower sticker on the dot of the "I" in vacation along with some wave stickers at the bottom. To finish I adhered a "Hawaii " title sticker at the top!

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Here's acouple closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and will be inspired to grab your vacation photos, and make some fun 3D Frameables for yourself and to give as a gift to family members!

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the different style 3D Frameables to purchase as well as all the newest products available. Don't forget to share your crafty makes on the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative page!

Until next month, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue, Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush paper collection, Jolee stickers, K & Company stickers, Distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Finnibair Sparks paint Mermaid Pond, acrylic paints- light green, yellow, orange. Finnibair Rust paste brown and gold, silver rope trim, Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights medium.