Other Crafts

Foil Technique with Chipboard Shape Embellishments

Hiya,

Tami here today to share a fun technique using both Clear Scraps and our cross promo company this month —- TapeRunner

Bling is all the rage in fashion, decor and crafts, and foil is among the hottest ways to get this look.

You can easily add foil to your papercraft or mixed media project using TapeRunner and some transfer foil...

I thought that the Fancy Butterfly Chipboard Shape would look gorgeous with a foil underlay to fill in the wings.

Cut the shape from the chipboard frame...

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Trace around the butterfly shape on a piece of black cardstock...

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Use the TapeRunner to fill in the shape with horizontal lines of adhesive...

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Lay a sheet of foil transfer paper over the adhesive and rub with your finger to transfer the foil...

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Pull up the foil sheet and tada... 

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Cut out the butterfly (you may have to retrace around the butterfly if you obliterated your first tracing like I did)...

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Paint your butterfly - I used silver paint - then apply adhesive to the body and outer edges of the wings using the TapeRunner to adhere it over the foiled cardstock piece...

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I used the butterfly to embellish one of the acrylic tags Acrylic Tag Album. I painted the back of the tag with light blue, white and silver paint. I added a few scattered drops of each on the tag, then brushed horizontally to cover the tag, being careful not to overblend them. 

On the front of the tag, I used the Butterfly Stock Stencil with silver modeling paste; this combined with painting on the back of the tag, helps to add dimension.

If you’d like to see more about that technique, please view this post: Mixed Media Acrylic Tag, which describes this technique and includes a short video.

Rub-on sentiments and some silver ribbon complete the tag...

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I hope this project has given an idea of a new way to use TapeRunner.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Fancy Butterfly Chipboard Shape, Acrylic Tag Album and Butterfly Stock Stencil

TapeRunner: Permanent Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other: TCW: Sterling Silver Modeling Paste, Silver, Light Blue and White Acrylic Paint, Transfer Foil, Rub-one, Silver Ribbon, Palette Knife, Paintbrush and Scissors 


Canvas Gift Bags

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with gift bags using the 4" x 6" Hello Spring Stencil.
This sweet stencil is perfect for all types of creations but I thought the stencil would be fun on canvas pouches.

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I had several canvas gift pouches  in my stash that I had been saving for a special occasion, but I could also have used paper gift bags.
Since paper gift bags come in different colors, think of the different background colors you will have.

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Placing the stencil on each canvas pouch, I used assorted inks to decorate each bag.
I only wanted to use the flowers, so I used daubers to add the inks being careful not to ink the words.

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For the center of the flowers, I used a variety of sequins from the Little Dude and Lovely sequin collections.
Just a little dab of glue was all that was needed to adhere the sequins.
Just let the glue dry before proceeding.

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Now they are ready to fill with goodies or even a gift card or two.
Since they are going to special individuals, I added gift cards to the recipients' favorite stores along with some Hershey Kisses.

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These canvas pouches had strings so it was easy to close them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Imagine Inks, canvas pouches


Stencilled Gift Bags

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using the Clear Scraps 6" Post/Flowers Stencil to create sweet gift bags.

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Some times you want to give a small gift and it's even better if you can personalize them.

Gift bags can be great little pieces of art to create.  Using the 6" Post/Flowers Stencil, I placed it on the gift bags.  

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Because the bags were small, I arranged the stencil so only a portion would be inked.

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Using a ink tool, I added colors to the images.
Three bags were created with the sign post and flower and the other two used just the flowers. 
I kept the colors the same so I could create these bags assembly line style. 
Once the bags were done, I used beige ink around the edges of each bag.
 
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I found a stamp that fit inside the sign post.  On the other bags, I  stamped it across the flower stems.
 
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The bags were then filled with little goodies and tied shut with ribbon.
Think about personalizing the bags with special candies or even gift cards for the recipient.
 
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With so many different stencils available at Clear Scraps, think of all the different gift bags you can create.
Mother's Day is coming as well as birthdays and holidays.
What will you create?
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other supplies:  gift bags, Imagine inks, Joy Clair stamps
 
 

 


Creating a Stencil Totebag

 


Greetings!  Chris here!  I have been alternating working from home and working in the office everyday during this pandemic!  And I was struggling with trying to carry all my "office" stuff to and from the office.  So I reached into my stash and found a canvas tote bag.  By itself it looked rather plain. SO... what's a crafter to do!  Embellish it!

I started by tracing Clear Scraps Amazing Grace Stencil  on to my canvas bag.

 
 

 I then started filliling in the lines using my India Ink Pitt Pens




 You can see how cool the bag is starting to look! But since I am a red girl I decided it needed a splash of red. So along the edges I add a line of my ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever™ with ScraPerfect's No-Clog Writing Cap™.  I waited just a minute or so to allow the glue to become tacky.

I then added my red checked ribbon!

 

I hope you are inspired to get creative with your stencils! 

 

 


Vacation Jars Embellished with Shakers

Hola,

Tami here today to show you a fun was to use two of the new Clear Scraps Shakers: Mini Girl Mouse and Mini Flip Flops

Spring and Summer is VACAY time! And that means planning and budgeting for them. You might just find yourself with some extra time on your hands in the coming days, so how about spending some of it getting crafty? 

Clear Scraps Shakers are fun to embellish and fill, you can use them on cards, gift bags, make magnets or ornaments out of them, use them on decor projects --- all sorts of things.

I thought they would be a great way to embellish Vacation Jars to use to save up for a family vacay...

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The bottom layer of the Flip Flops was covered with printed paper, then the top layer was colored in with glittler gel pens. I crushed up some broken shells to fill them with; you could also add sand. Small sequin flowers with rhinestone flowers finish them off...

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For the Mini Girl Mouse, the bottom layer was covered in printed papers - I used a different one for the ears. The bow on the top layer was backed with red cardstock and colored in with black glitter gel pen. I filled the shaker with rhinestones and sequin flowers...

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Ribbons were adhered to the back to hang the shakers around the jars. This also makes the shakers removable so you can use them to embellish memories of your trip after you get back.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Mini Girl Mouse and Mini Flip Flops

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Glitter Gel Pens, Printed Papers, Cardstock Scrap, Flower Sequins, Rhinestones, Crushed Shells, Ribbon and Jars

 


Be Still Mixed Media Canvas

Hello crafty friends... Helen is here. Today, I would like to share this mixed media 5x7 canvas with you all.

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In the last several weeks, this phrase "Be Still" resonates in my heart and mind every day. I am learning to be still in the Lord and waiting for Him more than before. I finds more joy and hope to go through each day.

On my mixed media 5x7 canvas today, I used the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil and Embroidery Hoops Chipboard Embellishments.

I taped the stencil on the canvas with painter tape to hold it down while I applied the gold texture paste on the canvas. I removed the stencil and let it dried.

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After the gold texture paste dried, I added thin layer of white gesso on the canvas randomly with my finger. Then, I dried it craft heater half way and when it was still tacky, I added some DecoFoil Gold Foil Sheet randomly on it. It give the extra distress look on the background.

I cut off one of the embroidery hoops chipboard with scissors. I covered it with some white gesso, dried it half way with craft heater, then when the gesso still tacky, I added the DecoFoil Black Foil sheet on the hoop randomly. I added the embroidery hoop on the canvas with 3-in-1 Beacon glue. I held it down with some large acrylic stamping block until the glue dried well.

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I found the paper flower in my stash and I added some fine glitter on the tip of the petals with dries-clear permanent glue. Set aside to dry.

I cut out some of the butterflies out of white cardstock and I added the DecoFoil Red Foil sheet on each of the butterfly with DecoFoil Glue Pen. I did it randomly so they all would look like distressed foiled butterflies.

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I also cut out the vine out of metallic cardstock, the leaves out of watercolored paper and added some glitter on the tip of each leaf, and the banner out of white cardstock. I wrote the sentiment words on the banner with Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen.

I added each piece of the embellishment die cuts on the embroidery hoop with 3-in-1 Beacon glue. For the finishing touch, I added some of the gelato around the canvas using my finger.

This canvas is sitting on my desk as a reminder to continue to be still in the LORD every day. I hope this project encourages your heart today. 

There are many embellishments and stencils at Clear Scraps store that you will love. Check them all out! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!


Mini Mason Jar Inspirational Shaker

 
 
Greetings. Today I am excited to share this inspirational shaker I created using Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mason Jar . I am hoping to add some magnets to the back of the shaker to add it to my fridge or even my file cabinets at work.  To recreate this project you will need:

 
Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mason Jar 
Paint
Patterned Paper
Sequins
White twine
Metal Butterfly

Start by painting the top layer of your Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mason Jar 
 While drying, trace and cut and then adhere sentiment from your patterned paper. 
Begin adding layers from your shaker.  

Keep adding layers.  
 

Adding glitter and sequins to fill shaker.  
Add acrylic layer over sequins.  
Don't forget to peel the protective  covering off the acrylic. 
Add your painted top layer.  
I recolored my metallic accent with alcohol markers.  

Add to shaker and finish off with a bow.  I hope you are inspired to get creative with Clear Scraps! 

Inspirational Pallet

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Hola,

Tami here to share a little positivity with you today.

We find ourselves amidst troubling times; where our everyday life has become anything but "everyday".

So I thought I'd put some pent up energy into making something positive for my home. Clear Scraps has many messages of faith in their line, and I decided to use the "Faith Over Fear" XL Wood Quote as a starting point.

I noticed that the quote fit perfectly on the Medium Deco Pallet Shape, so decided that would work great as the base for the quote. 

I wanted something colorful for the background, but couldn't find a printed paper I liked and didn't just want to paint or ink it. Then I caught sight of my washi tape; I have a "slight" addiction to it as you can see from this photo...

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Washi tape comes in tons of patterns and colors and I thought it would work well to cover the pallet with.

I placed strips of washi tape horizontally on each section of the pallet, lining up each strip directly beside the previous one. Then used a file to remove excess tape from edges.

For the quote, I painted it white so it would stand out from the background; then distressed it, especially around the edges of the letters. Loosely outlining the letters in a black pen helped define them a bit more.

Washi tape was also used to dress up the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment.

Here is a short little video that shows you how I made this project step-by-step.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: "Faith Over Fear" XL Wood QuoteMedium Deco Pallet Shape and Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Assorted Washi Tape, White Acrylic Paint, White Cardstock Scrap, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, File, Scissors, Black Pen and Paint Brush

 


Feeling Lucky Shamrock Shaker Home Decor

Good Morning friends! Leah here with you today to share another home decor item.

As you know, Saint Patricks Day is around the corner, and whether you're Irish or not, there is something to love about little Shamrocks and rainbows!

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I had this cute Mini Shaker Shamrock and knew I wanted to make something with it, so I pondered on that while I put the little shaker together.


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I adhered pattern paper to the top and bottom layer of chipboard then filled the shamrock with little rhinestones.

I happened to look up and notice my daughter's rainbow canvas hanging on my wall. I had rescued it from the trash when she tossed it over a year ago, vowing I would figure out a way to re-purpose it and surprise her. I ended up adding some black stazon ink to the background and edges, and dressed it up with ribbon and stickers, with the focal point being that adorable SHAKER!


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Look how cute this is hanging up! I love that it can be interactive with the shaker element too.

Happy Saint Patricks Day a little early!
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Leah Crowe


Mixed Media Acrylic Tag

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here today to share a mixed media project with you.

Some of you may be asking, "what exactly is mixed media?". Well, simply put, Mixed Media is any form of art that utilizes more than one medium or material. 

Using multiple materials or products in the same art project helps to create depth and texture.

For this project, I started with the Acrylic Tag Album, which includes 4 different shaped tags. The tags are great to use as a set to make a mini album, but they are also fun to use separately.

I picked one design, the traditional style tag, to use for this project.

One of the reasons acrylic is a good pick as a base for a mixed media project, is that you can work on both sides of the acrylic to layer and help create depth.

Here is the tag that I made...

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I actually started this project by working on what would be the back of the tag; I painted it black. Then I flipped the tag and painted the front blue. What this allows me to do is to scrape away some of the blue paint to reveal the black paint underneath. This is a great technique to use on acrylic.

Take a look at a closeup pic of those 2 layers...

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I was able to create a pattern and add texture to the tag base, and it also adds a bit of depth as the black layer is on the back.

I added another layer to the background of the tag with the Clear Scraps 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil and white modeling paste.

For my next layer,  I used some VERY blingy glitter gel pens to color in some designs, then cut them out and adhered them to the tag. Some of the pieces were adhered using pop dots for even more dimension.

A twine bow finishes off the tag.

I took a video of this project while i was working on it. If you'd like to see the steps, please view this video...

    

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Acrylic Tag Album and 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil

The Crafter's Workshop: Blue Jellybean and Black Licorice Heavy Bodied Acrylic Paint and White Modeling Paste, Ranger: Dylusions Colouring Sheets, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue and Pop Dots

Tools: Scissors, Wire Brush, Paint Brushes and Pallet Knife


I love you to pieces Heart XL Wood Puzzle

Happy March Clear Scraps fam! Leah here with you today sharing a new release item, the Heart XL Wood Puzzle Shape!

My wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of this month, we're celebrating 17 years of marriage and I thought this would be a sweet way to show hubby how much he means to me.

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I started by adhering pattern paper to each individual puzzle piece and then sanded the edges down so the pieces would fit back together smoothly.

I didn't want any glue to show when adhering this puzzle shape, and since this was made for a home decor piece, I didn't want it coming apart. I adhered the puzzle as a whole onto two spare pattern papers on the backside. This gave the puzzle shape stability too.

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It looks a little funky, but totally worked! I cut away the excess and I then used my crop o dile to attach my hanging element of twine.

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I also used a new chipboard butterfly embellishment that I colored with Distress Oxide Ink.


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I popped up my photograph on pop dots then arranged the title block and embellishments around the heart to create movement.

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I'll see you soon!

Leah Crowe

 


Mini Mason Jar Shaker

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks project!

This week I have created this lovely Mini Mason Jar Shaker.

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I love these min shakers!

This was super easy and simple to do!

I just layered each of the pieces together with wet glue.  I added

some pattern paper to the bottome piece and the top piece.  before adding the

bottom I sprinkled in my shaker mix.

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To give it some dimension I inked the edges with disress ink.

To finish it off I added a flower spray to the top left corner.

I can add this to a card, box or even add some

magnets to the back, which is what I will do and add it to my collection

of shakers hanging on my door!

I just love the soft colors I used on this and the sparkle also!!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)


Cowboys Wood Album

Hi Ya'll,

Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl is tomorrow! Got your snacks ready to go? Your team gear laid out to wear?

I'm sure some of you have some football fans at your house. At my house, I'm the ONLY football fan, and the only gal. My guys just aren't into sports. But they do support and tolerate Mom tying up the TV all day Sunday! LOL! 

To show just how much they support my newest addiction, they planned at trip to Dallas last summer for the Cowboys vs. Texans preseason game for a Mother's Day gift.

When I received the Blank 6 X 8 Wood Album AND the newly released 2 Piece Wood Star I knew JUST what to do with them...

Create a mini book to hold the photos from that special trip...

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The Wood Albums by Clear Scraps can be painted, inked, stained or covered with paper to embellish them. I used a combo, I painted the covers silver, then embellished with printed paper. I separated the 2 Piece Wood Star and used the pieces separately. I painted the larger one silver and backed it with printed paper to hold part of my book title. For the smaller star, it was painted blue and embellished with a cowboys helmet and team name.

I made pages for my book using chipboard, but for a sturdier book, you could use multiple albums as pages.

I added stamped journaling spots and stickers to further embellish my mini book.

Once I was done, I put it together with book rings and tied on a ribbon with football stickers at each end.

Here is a short video showing you the book and pages inside.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Blank 6 X 8 Wood Album and 2 Piece Wood Star

Grafix: White 8 1/2 X 11 Chipboard, Reminisce: Stickers and Printed Paper, BGODigital: Digi Papers, GCD: Silver Paper, Core’dinations: Royal and White Cardstock, Clearsnap: ColorBox Brown Chalk Ink and Atlantic Blue and Midnight Archival Dye Ink, DecoArt: Silver Media Fluid Metallic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Mixed Media Glues, Circle Journal Stamp, Signo White Pen, Blue, Black and Silver Sharpies and 6 - 1 1/2” Book Rings

Tools: Scissors, Trimmer, Metal File Set, Foam Brush and 2 1/2 Circle Punch


Baby Shower Shaker Pin

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Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this fun baby onesie shaker pin perfect for baby showers and moms-to-be.  The brand new Mini Shaker Onesie from Clear Scraps is super versatile and can be used for gift tags, cards, and scrapbook pages as well!

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I started by tracing the onesie shape onto some super pretty scrapbook paper and cutting it out with scissors.  Then, I adhered the paper shape to the chip back shape with Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue, followed by two of the chipboard cutout shapes.  White, iridescent, and pink flower-shaped sequins all were added to the shaker for a soft and feminine look.

I added the "It's a Girl" sentiment to the acrylic cutout with a foil rub-on (rub-ons work beautifully on acrylic!) before adhering it down on top with more Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue.  After painting the last chipboard cutout shape with white acrylic paint, I then adhered this on top of the acrylic divider to finish the shaker element off.

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You can use a traditional pin back to turn this into a pin, but I had a couple of magnetic pin backs from some old work conference name tags so decided to use that instead (bonus - no poking the mother-to-be when you give her the pin!).  I trimmed maroon, baby pink, and white satin ribbon to form ten six-inch strips before adhering it with hot glue to the back of the shaker under the magnetic pin back for a nice finished look.

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For one last feminine touch, I added a small pre-formed paper flower to the front of the onesie with hot glue.  And if you don't want to use it as a pin, you could easily add a magnet or wooden dowel to the back instead to turn it into a fun gift or shaker wand!

I hope you enjoyed this fun baby shower pin idea and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many new shaker shapes in the Clear Scraps shop, what will you be creating with them first?

~ Annie

Additional products used: scrapbook paper, Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue, foil rub-ons, satin ribbon, white acrylic craft paint, paper flower, sequins, magnetic pin back, hot glue gun


Family Desktop Word Frame

I am SOOO excited about this new product from Clear Scraps!!
This new Family Desktop DIY Word Frame is brilliant in its design!

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I started off by adhering all four pieces onto pattern paper.

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Carefully cut away the excess pattern paper using your handy dandy craft knife.

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I also took a moment to add some distress ink along the edges, and then added in some Pearl accents and let them dry.

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Once dry it's time to get the base adhered together. I find this next part helpful. Once you adhere the small base to the larger, take the standing frame slats, and put them in the two holes to help line the bases together, and don't remove it until the base is dry, five minutes or so.

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I removed mine too early and caused the slats to be off just a smidge when I removed it, causing my frame not to sit down in the holes properly.

I printed my photo out to 3.75 x 5.5" and adhered it to the family base.

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Now comes the beautiful frame. I found it helpful to use these cheap little clamps I found at a tool store so I wasn't continually making sure the frame was staying adhered and not lifting up.

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While this was drying I adhered the new chipboard butterfly to pattern paper and cut it out with my craft knife.

Next, embellish until you're happy! :)

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Leah Crowe