Christmas Acrylic Deco Slimline Album

Hello friends! The Christmas countdown is on with only a week left to go! Do you have your shopping finished? I am so behind this year but its ok as it will all get done.  Today, I'm sharing a Christmas themed mini using the    Acrylic Deco Slimline Album!  At first, I had planned to create a Christmas countdown/December Daily album but decided against it.  I thought I would have an album to add photos and journaling to at a later date.  

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I left the front cover of the album "bare" but did add the new Scallop Rectangle Mini Shaker Shape! Not only did I fill the center with sequins, but inserted die cuts and stickers as well! You can also see the Fancy Chipboard Borders that I painted with white acrylic paint and adhered using my Beacon 3 in 1 Adhesive. 

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Each page measures 5.5 x 11 so I cut my background pages to 4.5 x 10.5 inches. This gave enough room for the deco tabs to not be covered by patterned paper.  I then added spaces for journaling and or photos. 

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Here, I utilized one of the longer list cards of the collection I used to create a page about things I love about Christmas!  

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For my mini albums, I always love inserting something different for a page such as a pocket or flap. Here, I used paper to sew a pocket to store photos and tags for journaling.  

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Most of my photos I mat with white cardstock and plan them to be 4x4 or 4x5. I also usually will layer extra patterns under my photo mat as well along with embellishments. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Slimline Albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard stickers, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread

 


Sweet Tidings Wall Hanging

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm here to share a home decor project just in time for the holidays. I love creating Home Decor projects. Don't you? Clear Scraps has so many wooden shapes and pallets that are perfect to decorate and match any holiday or season! 

For my project today, we will be using Clear Scraps Wood Stars 3 pack Click Here 

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and one of the new Clear Scraps mini shakers-scallop rectangle Click Here

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To begin our project, remove one of the wooden stars from your package. You can save the other two stars, for future projects. I began by tracing around my star shape with a pencil onto a patterned paper. I chose Frank Garcia's Sweet Peppermint collection. But any festive paper in your stash will work. I cut out my shape and glued my paper onto my star wood base using Beacon 3-1 glue. Then trimmed off any excess paper using my x-acto knife. I took my sanding tool Click Here  and smoothed around all the edges. 

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Next I added some tacky glue all around the edges of my star shape, then sprinkled some red chunky glitter along the edges. It's a bit messy,  but I love the sparkle look! Set aside to dry. 

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While that's drying, we can work on our shaker! Remove your top shaker piece from the package. I traced around shaker with my pencil onto another coordinating paper. But you can also paint, or add glitter onto your shaker frame, if you prefer. Then cut out and glue your paper onto the top shaker piece. Then I trimmed and distressed along the edges, as we did previously with our wood star shape. Now take the bottom shaker piece from your package. And add a photo or one of the cute journaling cards and glue in the center of my bottom piece. Then take your next two chipboard shaker pieces and glue on top of the bottom piece. You can now add whatever shaker filler you like. I'm using these pretty Clear Scraps Holiday sequins to fill my shaker. Click Here 

Then peel off the protective film on both sides of your acrylic piece, before gluing on top of your previous layer. Lastly add your top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry. Do not shake or else your sequins will stick to the sides.

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To finish off my shaker, I added some crystal gems on the front to add some sparkle! Then glue your shaker to the center of your star. 

Now we are ready to decorate our piece. I added a variety of embellishments from this collection. I cut out two different sentiments and inked the edges with distress ink. Added some foam dots to the back of my sentiments. Then adhered one above my frame and the other on the right side of my star. On the right side of my star, I stapled a ticket stub and adhered with glue. Then added this cute little bird chipboard sticker. I also glued a flower at the top of my star point. On the bottom I added a snowflake sticker and mitten chipboard. 

To finish my piece, I tied 2 knots at the end of my piece of tulle and hot glued them to the back of my star. Now it's ready to display!

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Here are some closeups!

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I hope I've inspired you to get out your craft supplies and start creating your own home decor piece or maybe start making those Christmas gifts for those you love. 

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today! We love to see all your projects so please share on the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative page. Be sure to check out all the new products available from Clear Scraps. Click Here

Until next time,  Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing flowers, foam dots, Frank Garcia's Sweet Peppermint collection, Distress ink, sanding tool, Beacon 3-1 glue, Tulle, Martha Stewart Chunky glitter-garnet, Prima crystals.


Christmas Elf Chipboard Album

Cheers to December, Clear Scraps friends!  It's Maureen here with you today, sharing a fun way to document all those Christmas photos.  I have so many pictures of my kids over the years to document.  Because of this, I needed some place to display them.  And, with all the creative ideas people share about an Elf on a Shelf, I thought this project would be a perfect item to share with YOU this season!

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I've chosen the 8x8" Chipboard Tabbed Album for this project.  This is a perfect size for specific themes, like documenting parties, baking and decorating, or even special shows or pageants over the years.  I knew right away I wanted it to look like an elf's body dressed up in these various events, so I set out to make elf costume ideas, including the traditional one for the front of the book.

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This cover page uses green card stock, along with accents in black and gold glitter paper.  The added element of fun is a red felt collar complete with sleigh bells sewn on the corners.  I used a tacky glue to secure the elements.

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Take a look at this first page of the album!  I'm using the 6" Christmas Sweater Masking Stencil as a backdrop, to make it look like a holiday sweater.  Isn't this fun??  This is a perfect page to document those ugly sweater holiday parties.  Embellishments and a title complete the look.

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I've gone over the sweater stencil with several different colors of inks and a sponge.  The key is to make sure you use an extra piece of paper to cover the areas you don't want shaded, and pick a row you want to start with.  I did red and green, and lined up the pattern each time I changed shades.

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The second page of this album is a great idea for those who spend time baking with their family or friends.  This page is reminiscent of a cute Christmas apron! 

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I'm using a red polka dot pattern and white card stock, and have created a lace trim from a border punch.  I've used some favorite baking dies in my stash to add to the fun.  And, no apron is complete without a cute ribbon and pocket to finish the look!

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Next we have a dressed up elf page - great for documenting a visit to the Nutcracker, or a special church service.  This page incorporates a doily for a collar and other fun embellishments.

We can't forget all those pictures with families in Christmas PJs!  I think this was one of our biggest traditions as my kids were growing up! How cute is it that the elf is holding the picture??

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I've done the arms with pop dots for dimension, using a simple rectangle shape for the arms.  I made it easy by securing these first, then trimming the edges.

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The 8x8 Chipboard Tabbed Album is held together with album rings that you can get at Clear Scraps as well.  I'm excited to display this book on my coffee table this Christmas season.  There are a variety of albums and ways to embellish them on the Clear Scraps site - I hope you take a moment to check it out.  Thanks for enjoying the season with me - until next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  card stock, Distress inks, glue and runner tape, pop dots, buttons, ribbon, border punch and assorted die cuts, sleigh bells, felt.


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Acrylic Window Shaker Gift Card

Hey everyone!  Who's ready for the holidays?  It's time to get those gifts and cards in

order if you haven't gotten there yet!  I'm sharing a two in one project for a little

inspiration today using one of the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!

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ornament included as a gift!  The Clear Scraps Mini Bulb Shaker was used to

 create an ornament to hang on the tree!  The ornament was painted black and

the top of the ornament brushed with silver metallic wax paste. 

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I traced the back of the ornament on some pretty paper and put it all together using

the Clear Scraps Holiday Sequins (I did pick some of the green out).  I punched a hole

using the larger tabletop crop o dile and some elbow grease, but you could punch each

layer as you go too.  A bit of twine, a touch of ribbon and a few stickers finished it off.

To create the card, I cut a piece of white cardstock to a length of 9&1/2" by 5&1/2".

The 9&1/2" length is scored at 4&1/4", 4&1/2", 8&3/4" and finally 9".  This will give

the card a slight (1/4") gusset or box fold so it has the room to hold the ornament.  I

punched a decorative edge along the one side, but you could leave it plain, add ribbon

etc. On the front of the card, I wanted to add a clear acrylic window to show off that

pretty ornament! So I made a 3&1/4 by 4&1/2" window in the white cardstock.

Super easy to do using my trimmer.

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Here I had glued the acrylic "window" in place after the "icicles" (some nuvo glitter glue)

had dried.  It's glued to the back of the frame, and then I cut a piece of paper to cover

the frame both front and back.  You can find acrylic sheets in the Clear Scraps store HERE

The inside of the card was covered with a buffalo plaid patterned paper, then the card

was tied shut using some twine with a jingle bell accent added as a final touch.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hope you enjoyed this little gift idea!  Make sure to stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Sheet, Mini Bulb Shaker, Holiday Sequins

Other:  white cardstock, black cardstock, PhotoPlay Kringle & Co

collection paper and stickers, black acrylic paint, silver metallic wax,

nuvo white blizzard glitter drops, twine, ribbon, edger punch, jingle bell.


Christmas & Tree 3D Frameable

Howdy!

Tami here on the blog today with a project I'd like to show you.

Here in Texas, we usually just have to imagine snow and cold weather for Christmas! Christmas sweaters are usually to hot to wear, so t-shirts that are made to look like sweaters are a better option! LOL!

Holiday crafting helps me get in the spirit of the season as the weather doesn't. Bright and cheery reds and greens, pine trees, sprinkles of glitter snow all make it feel more like Christmas.

Last month I made a 3D Frameable Base & Frame in a neutral color so I could use it throughout the year and just change out the Word & Shape to fit the season or holiday. Please view the post to see how I made the frame and base.

I embellished the Christmas & Tree Word and Shape. I also added a second tree - I had that shape left over after I made the Be Merry Jumbo Tag I shared with you last week.

I selected a vintage inspired paper line to go with my vintage holiday decor, and also added a tiny vintage glass ornament.

Take a look...

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Here's how I made it...

First I covered the trees with different printed papers. Then I trimmed the excess paper and used the Sanding Stick to remove the rest. The tip of the sanding tool is perfect for getting into those tight nooks and crannies...

To figure out where to adhere the smaller tree (part of the Word & Shape) I put the larger tree in the slot on the base and adhered the tree so that the bottom would sit on the frame...

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I adhered a quote and some trim pieces on a cardstock scrap to make the insert for my frame. I also cut out a santa and some holly leaves to form a star on one of the trees. A bit of sparkle was added to holly berries and to santa's hair, beard and trim on his coat and pants...

I painted the Christmas red, then added glitter along the top. I used some vintage silver cord to hang a tiny vintage glass ornament from the top of the C.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will come back soon to see what else the talented designers here at Clear Scraps have to show you.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 3D Frameable Deco Frame & Base, Christmas & Tree Word and Shape, Wood Holiday Collection Shapes and Sanding Stick

Other: Graphic 45 Printed Papers, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clearsnap: Glitter, Smooch Glitz and Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Vintage Silver Cord and Tiny Ornament


Heart Pallet with Seashells Home Decor Piece

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a home decor piece featuring our Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape embellished with our Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments and Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments along with a few other supplies! Can't tell you how much I enjoyed creating this! Even though we're almost officially into Winter, I'm squeezing in one more Summer-themed project! It's never too early to get started on next year's gift ideas! ;)

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I started by painting the front and back of the Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape with Glacier chalk paint.

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Then I moved on to the Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments and Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments, and painted them with Prominent Pink, Tuscan Red and Oatmeal chalk paint, all mixed separately with Farmhouse White Ash paint to get the desired colors for the individual shells. Then I adhered various shades of pink cardstock behind the shells and inked the edges with antique linen distress ink.

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I die cut the twisted rope background and adhered it at an angle to the heart pallet.

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I attached the shells, one by one, to the heart pallet and then added three pieces of sea glass (not sure if it's real or faux but it works!) that I inked with tumbled glass distress ink. 

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I die cut the letters needed for the sentiment, adhered them in the upper left corner, and then added dark blue gemstones to finish the piece.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape
Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments
Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Kraft, pink and navy cardstock; distress ink, dies, white paint; pink, red, oatmeal and light blue chalk paint; sea glass, hot glue gun, dark blue bling

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 3D Framables

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog to hopefully inspire you with a fun Christmas Home Decor project using Clear Scraps 3D Frameables! They are so easy and fun to create. For today's project I'm using the base and Deco frame Click Here plus Christmas word and tree shape. Click Here

Christmas is just around the corner, but you still have plenty of time to make those special gifts or decor items to decorate your home. 

To start off, remove your two base pieces from your package. You can paint your bases using acrylic paints or trace onto any craft papers you have on hand, then cut them out. I chose to cover both bases 2 different coordinating papers from Carta Bella A Very Merry Christmas collection. I wanted to give my 3D Frameables a more vintage look. But any papers will do! 

I trimmed all along the edges of both bases using my x-acto knife. Then distressed edges till smooth. I prefer using Clear Scraps sanding tools Click Here  Make sure to sand in between each of the slits on top of both bases till smooth and clear of any excess paper. Then glue both bases together using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Set aside to dry.

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Next remove your wood and shape pieces from your package. I painted my Christmas tree with green acrylic paint. For the base of the tree I used brown acrylic paint. For my Christmas words I painted them using red acrylic paint. You can add glitter or stamp these if you like. Set these aside to dry.

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Now take your frame and another coordinating paper. Trace around your image using your pencil. Then cut, trim around edges with your x-acto knife. Then smooth around the edges of your frame using your sanding tool. You can now add a photo or one of the journaling cards to the back of your frame with glue. Now glue your top frame to the base frame piece, making sure to line up the top edges. 

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Now the fun part left to do is decorating your frame and shapes! I glued some green tinsel around my frame edge. Adhered a puffy sticker string of lights at the top of the inside frame. Then added a ephermera 25 and sentiment piece on each side of my frame. 

I adhered a Christmas wreath from my stash to the top of my Christmas wood word. And added some enamel colored dots to my Christmas tree to resemble ornaments and a sequin Star at the top of my tree! To finish my project I glued puffy sticker present at the bottom of my tree, along with a ephermera girl image to the left side of my tree. Added some glitter to my Santa fur and beard.

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Here's another example of adding a photo to the back of your Deco Frame:

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I hope I have inspired you today! I can't wait to see what you create using these fun and fabulous 3D Frameables. Just use your imagination and let yoyr creativity flow! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website to see what's new Click Here

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Carta Bella A Very Merry Christmas collection,  green tinsel, enamel dots, sanding tool, xacto knife, Stickles glitter: Diamond and Christmas Red, acrylic paints in Red, Green and Brown.

 

 

 


Believe Christmas Wreath Decor

Hello Clear Scraps friends - a happy December to you all!  I just finished up decorating the house for Christmas, and after unpacking the decorations I realized I needed a new wreath for my door.  I shopped for quite a while but couldn't really find something I liked.  So, I did what any crafty person does - I decided to make my own!

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I found a plain green wreath to start with and went to work deciding on some colors.  In this project, I chose to use the Large Expressions Believe and Holiday Wood Collection.

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I wanted a wintery, but Christmas-y look and decided on some reds, whites and blacks as accent colors.  My first task was to paint the Believe Expressions acrylic phrase.  I am a huge fan of plaids, especially around the holidays.  To do this, I started by removing the plastic film on the front and back of the phrase, then began painting stripes on the backside of the phrase.

The first thin red stripes went diagonal in one direction and then crossed in the other direction.  I let this dry completely, then moved to making thin black stripes going in the same directions.

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It helps to stick to the same pattern, so I kept my 2nd stripes off to the right of the first stripes.  Don't worry about them being perfectly straight or even on the paint.  It gives it a really natural appearance at the end.  The great thing about acrylic is if you don't like it, you just wipe it off with a wet towel!

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As these were drying, I also added dots to the corners of each letter.  I dipped the end of a paintbrush into the paint, and made a series of dots.  It makes the cutest detailing!  These drops need lots of time to dry before the next layer.

Now, make a 3rd set of stripes, this time off to the left, with a thicker white stripe.  I then came back the other direction to cross over a final time.

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It was time to decorate the Holiday Wood pieces next.  I chose to cut 2 Christmas trees with a pinking shears and decoupaged the fronts in a black and white checkered printed paper.

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Once these were dry, I attached some poinsettia embellishments to the top of the trees, then hot glued these pieces together.

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Next, I worked on the snowflake wood pieces.  These have a base coat in white, then were splattered with a black and red acrylic paint for a speckled look.  I also thought it would be fun to add some of the same dotted detail to the middle and ends of these, similar to the phrase detail.

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To attach these pieces to my wreath, I took floral wire and weaved it through the end letters on the Believe phrase, then tied it in the back.  If this will be in an area with weather, I highly recommend sealing the back of the phrase with a paint sealer first.

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I also attached the wood pieces to the wreath, but this time I took a tinsel ribbon and looped it a couple times around the wood pieces first, then tied them in the front and trimmed the ends.  I love the sparkle look this gives the wreath.

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My final touches were some floral berry picks and a bow.  I also tied on a set of bells to the middle of the wreath as well.  I'm so pleased with how this looks on my door!  It was a project that only took a couple hours and it looks great.  Would you give a project like this a try?  I hope this inspires you to work on your holiday or home decor also.  I've listed additional supplies below, if you want to give it a try.  Thanks for stopping by!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  wreath, floral wire, hot glue, decoupage, acrylic paints, floral picks, wired velvet ribbon, large sleigh bells, floral embellishments.


Be Merry Christmas Jumbo Wood Tag

Hi Ya,

Tami on the blog with you today with a holiday project to share.

Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Maybe because I collect vintage Christmas items year round and I finally get to display them!

But I also enjoy crafting for the holidays. To create decor pieces that blend with my true vintage items. 

I love using book papers or sheet music as a base for projects, but sometimes don't want to use my originals. For this project, I used copies of some vintage music I had to cover the Scalloped Jumbo Wood Tag...

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Here's how I made the tag...

I started by making color copies of some vintage Christmas music I had. (I'm telling my age, but that book was MINE when I was a child taking piano lessons!) Then I tore strips from the papers and adhered them to the tag. The excess paper was trimmed, then I used the Sanding Stick to finish removing the paper from the edges...

To age and mute the music a bit, I first sanded it with a sanding block, then painted it with some diluted white paint. The edges were also distressed with chalk ink...

Clear Scraps has some FABULOUS stencils! The Be Merry stencil measures 6 X 16 and fit nicely on the tag. I chose a limey bright green pigment ink for the "Merry" and stenciled it down the center of the tag. I also embossed the ink for added texture and shine...

I painted the ornament from the Wood Holiday Shape Collection red, then used a dark Charcoal Pigment Ink to stencil "be" at the center. I used a stiff detail brush (a beauty swab works) to fill in the spaces in the letters with ink. (I did the same thing on the "e" in "Merry". I also embossed the word...

I painted the Holly Chipboard, adding some lighter green accents on the leaves...

I used a white pen to outline the letters on the ornament and to add accents to the holly. I also outlined the letters on the tag with a black pen to help them pop a bit more...

To finish, I adhered the ornament to the side of the tag, adding a small bow from silver cording to it. I made a large bow from silver wired ribbon and attached it to the hole at the top of the tag, leaving a loop for hanging. Then I adhered the holly to the center of the bow...

Thanks for stopping by today. Please come back soon to see what other holiday crafting ideas the designers have for you!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Scalloped Jumbo Wood Tag, Sanding Stick, Wood Holiday Shape Collection and Be Merry Stencil 

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clearsnap: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Thunder and Grass Pigment Inks, Hampton Art: Embossing Powder, Sakura: White Gel Pen, Black Pen, Red, Green White and Lime Paint, Black Pen, Vintage Music Copies, Vintage Silver Cord, Silver Wired Ribbon and Sanding Block


Sparkle Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello friends and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a fun, easy home decor project I created using the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape!  If you like to create your own Christmas decor or give personalized gifts, the DIY Pallets are the perfect size. 

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I began by painting the top two slats of my pallet with chalk paint in red.  You do not have to use chalk paint but it does go on nicely and dries fast. 

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I then used black chalk paint to color the top of the pallet as shown.  I tried to follow the curve of the Bulb as best as possible but you can also use a round object in your stash as a guide. 

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned papers to the bottom slat of the pallet. I cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and healing mat.  I then used a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges.  I did add a thin coat of red chalk paint to the outside edge. 

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To decorate the front of my pallet, I used the 4x6 Sparkle Stencil with Staz On Black Ink and Glitter Gel.

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Last, I punched a hole in the top left of my pallet and strung jute through to hang.  I attached buffalo plaid ribbon and a bell to accent. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all of the Clear Scraps DIY Pallet Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers:  Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; ink: Tsuneiko; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, ribbon, jute, bell, x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


Featured Designer Hazel Estibeiro: Sunflower Wood Card Mini Album

 Hello its Hazel to share another project with you! Here I have used the Hearts Wood Card and 6 Inch Sunflower Mascil stencil from Clear Scraps.

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I have used Orange chalk paint to colour the bases and let it dry.
 
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 Here I have used Gesso and the sunflower stencil to enhance the front and back of the base.
 
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 I used spray colour over the gesso to enhance the sunflower.
 
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 I have used scrapbook papers from my stash and stuck them using Tacky Glue on the inner base of the album
 
 
I have also used flower embellishments  to form pockets to hold a photo,tag or note holders as shown in the picture.
 
 
 On the top cover of the album below  the round embellishment I have used the heart shape wood covered with pink scrap paper and then stuck the emblishments over it. I have also used ribbon to tie the birch wood base together to form a mini album.
 
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Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

 

 

 

Products used are:

 

1.  CSWDChearts wood card 3×5 hearts.

2.  CSSMsnflowers :Sunflower 6×6 stencil.

3.  Lindy’s bling_y_blonde

    Spray

   4. iCraft chalk paint and

   5. scrapbook papers from                       

        my craft stash.

Happy Crafting 💕

 

 


Featured Designer Melly Art: Mini Mixable Dainty Album

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping in!  Its Melly Art and I’m sharing my final Guest Designer project with you.   I’m using the Mini Mixable Dainty 3.5 x 5 Album

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   Once I chose the photos the wanted to use, and the collection, this came together so fast.  I used photos of one of my sisters and her family from their annual photo session.  They went so beautiful with the Cocoa Vanilla These Days and Daydream collections.

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   The front acrylic piece, I used a double sided 3x4 card and adhered it on the backside with the phrase showing through.  I kept it simple and just added a fussy cut frame and butterfly, and a flower and leaf from the ephemera pack, and some pretty sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

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   For these two, I kept one side decorative with some cute phrase pieces pop up with some foam tape, hearts, and more sequins.  The other side I added a photo, the year, another frame and butterfly. 

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The boys!   I wanted to keep with the butterflies and flowers,  but not crazy, cause they’re boys.  So I used the ombré paper end that pulled out the yellow from their shirts, and the blue and green butterflies.  Still pretty and goes with the flow of the book, but not so pink and girly. 

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  The Girls!  The used the same ombré paper, but used the more pink end of it, also pulling in the yellow so it flowed with the other pages.  With this one I added more flowers and butterflies, cause why not!  I also added more sequins and puffy sticker words.

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  The back page, I used the wood grain paper, and another phrase piece and turned it into a shaker.  Using the same sequins, and some small fussy cut flowers that all move around.  Instead of using metal rings, I used some pretty ribbon to tie it together.

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I love how this project turned out.  The photo and collections worked perfectly! 
  I’ve had so much fun designing these 3 months!  I hope to be able to come back again as a guest and share more fun inspiration for you!   Until than you can me on Facebook. Melly Art or on Instagram @melly.Art.creates
  Happy crafting! 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christmas Nativity Wall Hanging

Hello Clear Scraps friends! This is Maya here on the blog today. How was everyone's Thanksgiving holiday? Can't believe Christmas will be here in a month and today I'm sharing a Nativity Wall Hanging for this holiday season featuring the flower wood shape. Let's check it out!

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▼ I started by laying the wood shape on patterned paper, tracing it with a pencil, and cutting it out with scissors. Then, I applied tacky glue to adhere the cut-out piece to the wood shape as the background. The papers and ephemera I used for today's project are from the Echo Park Paper with the Away in a Manger collection.

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▼ I also cut out a circle from a patterned paper and added it to the background.

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▼ Then, I used these stickers from the collection to decorate around the wood shape for the Nativity scene. Adding the depth to the layering, I used double-sided adhesive foam to adhere the ephemera to each layer. 

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▼ For extra touches to the background, I used Pops of Color with white color to add some dimensional accent.

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▼ Last, I punched two holes on the top of the wood shape using the We R Memory Keeper punch tool and tied a piece of twine through to finish the project.

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Thank you all for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the Christmas decor shared today. You may check HERE for all the wood shapes from Clear Scraps. Have a wonderful week!

Additional Products Used:
- Papers & Ephemera: Echo Park Paper (Away in a Manger Collection)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue & Scrapbook.com Double Sided Adhesive Foam
- Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Punch Tool


Nativity Advent Printer Tray Display

Hello everyone!  This is Maureen - I hope you are having a great start to the holiday season!  In our house, we celebrate Christmas as the time of Jesus' birth.  We typically do a traditional Advent calendar, with candles and a wreath.  Since the first of December is upon us, I wanted to do something that would be on display in my house too, so I came up with an Advent calendar made with the Clear Scraps Small Rectangles Printer Tray and the Mini House Shaker.

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I'm starting by base coating the top layer of the tray in white.  While this dries, I've chosen a light blue Christmas background paper and glued it to the back of the tray base.  

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Next, I'm layering the pieces of the tray on top and gluing down the edges.  Here is where I had some fun choosing some spots for my Nativity vinyl pieces to put down.  Knowing where you want these to go first was like having a map of my art, ha ha!

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Once I decided where the vinyl should go, I added some white plastic snow and mixed in some other blue and white confetti pieces in there.  I wanted the backdrop to sparkle like the images.  Then, I did the same with the mini shaker, and adhered the clear acrylic on top of both pieces.

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Now, I cut my pictures using images from the Cricut design library.  If you prefer a different electronic machine or even die cuts, this would work as well.  I've also written the words we celebrate each week out and cut those from my machine too, in a black sparkly vinyl. Each week is represented with the words Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.

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Attach the vinyl to the top acrylic piece before you lay down the final white border.  All these are glued on with clear tacky glue.  I've also glued the mini house shaker to the top left edge of the printer tray, and added my Mary, Joseph and Jesus here.  What a perfect option for a stable!

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Now, I needed some windows for my Advent calendar.  I'm using squares I cut from a scrapbook pad.  On the backs of these squares, I'm going to put messages like Bible verses or prayers to reflect for a few moments each week when I remove them. These are clipped to the tray and removed each week.

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The next step is to hot glue some binder clips to the edges of the white border.  Make sure these are secure before you put the squares of your paper pad on.  It may require a second coat.

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Your Advent calendar is ready to be put on display!  This printer tray was perfect!  The vinyl applies so very easy and looks really special.  I intend to remove a square each week as we reflect on the joy of Christ's birth.  What will you make this year to celebrate your special holidays?

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Thanks for visiting!  Check out the Clear Scraps site for all the cool printer tray styles...perhaps you can make a calendar too!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  Christmas scrapbook pad (Martha Stewart), hot glue, binder clips, black vinyl and an electronic machine (Cricut), assorted stamps

 


Christmas-Tree 3D Frameable

Hello friends! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  It is officially the Christmas season and today I'm sharing one of the new 3D Frameables using the Christmas-Tree Word N Shape.  The 3D Frameables are perfect to showcase favorite photos and you can switch out the Word N Shapes as well as the frames.  

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I covered the Scallop Frame and Base as well as the Tree in my Word N Shape with different patterned papers.  I cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and sanding tool.  

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Again using my Beacon, I adhered the two oval pieces of the base together as shown.  

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I applied white acrylic paint to the Christmas Word as well as the Frame base. 

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Then using Distress Oxide Ink in Lucky Clover, I blended ink into the bottom edge of my word. 

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Next, I secured my 4x4 photo to the back of my frame using double sided tape. I then adhered the two frame pieces with Beacon Adhesive.   I find that using clips to hold the two pieces together as the adhesive dries is helpful. 

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I affixed stickers and smaller embellishments to the frame as well as the tree.

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I did add white acrylic paint around the edges of the tree giving it a distressed look. I wanted it to have a bit of a snowy effect.   I did the same on the frame and base. 

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Here is a close up of the Christmas Word with the blended distress oxide. 

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Thank you for reading today! Hope this inspires you to create with the 3D Frameables!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, buttons:  Crate Paper; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; Distress Ink: Ranger; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool.