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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

Other supplies

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