Stencils

Give Thanks Jumbo Wood Tag

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer here to share one of the new Clear Scraps products released this past summer! I love all of the wood home decor pieces especially this time of year!  I  used the Jumbo Scallop Wood Tag to create this fun, fall door hanger.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used!  

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I  began by painting my tag with brown acrylic paint. I  did not apply more than one coat as I  wanted the grain of the wood to show through.  That is one of the many nice qualities about the birch wood is that it accept the paint very well.  

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Next, using washi tape, I secured the Give Thanks 6x16 Farmhouse Stencil to the top of my tag. I  selected white metallic paste to apply with a spatula.  I  was sure to add a thin layer ensuring to smooth with the spatula as I  went. 

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Here is the end result of my metallic paste + stencil! It's not perfect and that's ok.  I  always feel like its a learning process when using the stencils.  

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After drying, I  used a sanding tool to rough the edges of my tag to give a distressed look. All Jumbo Tags include a rope for hanging however, I  used my own fall colored ribbon as well as added some floral sprigs. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all things new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: DecoArt; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; misc: ribbon, floral sprigs.


Comfort And Joy Canvas Art

 

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Greetings!  Today I am excited to share this Canvas I created using Clear Scraps Stencils. 

 

Create background.  Start with a white 8x8 canvas. Ink canvas using the  6x6 Plaid Stencil.  Be Careful to not ink over the edge of the stencil like I did.  Luckily my over inking was easily covered. 

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Create Greeting by inking Comfort and Joy Stencil on watercolor paper. Mat on card stock and distress edges. 
IMG_4134Add to background and embellish as desired to finish.  Hope you are inspired to get crafty with you stencils! 


Jingle Wood Tag by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using some new products from ClearScraps.

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The Jumbo Wood Tag Scallop is approximately 6" x 15" and has lots of possibilities.  Since we are heading towards Christmas, I decided to go with a Christmas theme and painted it red.

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Once the tag dried, I taped the Jingle all the way Stencil to the tag.

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Next, I used Imagine Craft's Gold Creative Medium to create texture through the stencil.  Allow to dry.

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Place the Sparkle stencil in the upper corner and tape it in place.  Use the Gold Creative Medium to cover the words "tis the season".  Let it dry.

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Using modeling paste with the Sparkle stencil to place stars around the tag.

 

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You can use the included rope for hanging; however, I decided to use some Christmas ribbon.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Other supplies used:  Imagine Crafts Gold Creative Medium, Plaid Paint, Modeling Paste

 


Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags -- Happy To Be Haunting

Hey there everyone!  Who's excited for fall?  Do you love fall crafting?

Laura here, and I've got to say, fall is my favorite time for crafting!

I'm here today to share a fun home decor project for Halloween!

It was created using the new Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags.

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This project uses the scallop wood tag.  Love that little extra detail

at the top!  It's like all the wonderful wood items from Clear Scraps,

limited only by your imagination!  This one I painted with orange

acrylic paint, then brushed the edges of the tag with black acrylic paint.

After this dried, I used the new Clear Scraps 4x6 Oct 31st stencil.

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You can use washi tape to hold the stencil in place, and then

sponge on your paint.  The black acrylic really pops against the

orange paint on the tag, and fits perfectly on the tag right below

the little ghost pallet shape!  How cute is that little ghostie?!!

She's new from Clear Scraps too, of course!

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It's the Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape from Clear Scraps!

Just painted up with white acrylic paint, and then added a

cute face.  I'm not the best at hand painting.....so I just found

a printable on the computer, cut it out, glued it on, and done!

I added a few stickers and scraps of paper, journal boxes, etc, to

add pops of color and texture, using some foam tape to pop up.

To finish it off I added a bunch of Halloween ribbons, some tulle,

and the nice heavy duty cord....that one actually comes with the tag!

Make sure to check out the Clear Scraps store to find a bunch of

these great DIY Pallets in all sorts of shapes to get your creative

juices flowing and give you ideas for all your home decor projects!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Jumbo Wood Tags - Scallop

Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape, 4x6 Oct 31st stencil

Other:  Bella Blvd Sweet and Spooky, acrylic paint--black,

white, orange, black cardstock, adhesive, foam tape, ribbon.

 


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.


Glittery Hello Fall Sign

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Hi everyone and happy first day of Fall!  It's Annie, and today I wanted to share a quick tutorial to make this glittery autumn d├ęcor project using one of the new wood shapes and a gorgeous farmhouse stencil from the Clear Scraps shop.

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I started by giving the Jumbo Wood Tags Rounded shape a quick sanding with my sanding sponge.  Then, I applied two coats of brown acrylic paint over the entire tag.  Once dry, I roughly sanded the piece with my sanding sponge, concentrating the heaviest pressure around the edges and in random small areas elsewhere for a distressed look.

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Next, I centered the Hello Fall stencil on top of my tag and secured it on two sides with some painters tape.  I carefully applied red, orange, and gold glitter gel through the stencil, mixing the colors a bit where they overlapped, for a fun rainbow effect.  Once I had finished applying the gel, I immediately removed the stencil and washed it gently with warm, soapy water.

Hello Fall Sign by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Add Bow

The tag comes with a rustic twine rope to use for hanging, but I chose to thread some fall plaid ribbon through the shape instead and tie a simple bow in the front to the secure it.

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Although a relatively simple project, I love how the thick, beautiful font used on the stencil looks with the brightly colored glitter.  The new tag shapes are the perfect size to use with any of the Farmhouse stencils in the Clear Scraps shop, so which one would you choose?

~ Annie

Additional products used: brown acrylic paint; sanding sponge; painter's tape; red, orange, and gold Glitz Glitter Gel; fall plaid ribbon 


Wood "Write your Story" Album by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a Wood Album by Clear Scraps.  I created with the "Write your Story" wood album and matching 6" stencil. 
So fun and easy to make it your own.  I will use this one as an art journal~

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Creating the cover was the fun part !!!  The cover was painted with acrylic paint and then sanded lightly.  The feather was stenciled first using the 6" Write your Story stencil.  I used about 4 different colors of Archival ink but as you can see it all looks black.  So black it is!!!

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The stencils added to the background to create interest and dimension are ~ 6" Chevron, 6" Swallowtail Butterfly, 6" Quaterfoil, 6" Plaid and 6" Shiplap Clear Scraps has some really cool and fun images that look great for mixed media backgrounds.  Just start adding one at a time~
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I used black, cobalt, beige and white ink with the 6" stencils (for the background).  The cool thing is if you have an area you don't like just add more stencil images until you get the look you are looking for.  I love that, can't mess it up!!  No way!

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I added mixed media paper to the wood album because I  will be using this as an art journal~so excited to create a page!!

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The inside cover the 4"x 6"stencil  "All Created" was used by Clear Scraps.  On the side page (black) the 6" Diamonds stencil was used to create a background. 
I also used red rubber stamps by Darkroom Door for a the art images.  Beacon 527 was used to glue the inside pocket on the wood inside cover.

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This is the back cover~another pocket to hold any extras or notes.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT  Member


Mixable Medley Album

Good day, Clear Scraps friends! Leah here with you today sharing the awesome Mixable Medley album. Each album includes 5 cascading pages mixed with both Acrylic & Chipboard. My husband recently celebrated his birthday, so this album is all about him.
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I used several of the 6" stencils on the chipboard pages in the album. I started by painting the album pages lightly in white, then I used distress ink and a brush to stencil on the pages. I also used alcohol ink and a stencil on the acrylic page. Here's a list of the stencils used as well as a peek at some of the pages before decorated and assembled.

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Clear Scraps 6" Groovy Hearts

So cute! Here is a closer look at each page.


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I used an acrylic sealer on the chipboard, which created a distressed look. I didn't love it, and the nozzle was clogged. I even tried cleaning the nozzle and went forth trying to seal it anyway. I should have waited for a new can. lol, live and learn, right?! It's still cute!

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I'll add in my journaling later.
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I applied pattern paper to the backside of the groovy heart so the back is covered as well.

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I assembled the album using 1" book rings, then tied on ribbons for more fun and color.

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Other supplies used:
Scrapbook.com paint brushes
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper; Pink Fresh Studio; Simple Stories
Ephemera: October Afternoon; Shimelle wood buttons; American Crafts; Crate Paper
Alpha: Making Memories; Pink Fresh Studio
Prima Flowers
Unicorn spit paint; Distress Ink; Crop O Dile

 

 


Autumn Thank You Card

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Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this bright autumn thank you card using chipboard embellishments and stencils from the Clear Scraps shop.  What I love most about stencils is their versatility...and sometimes you can find some pretty unique uses for them!

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Painting Trees

I started by painting the Oak Trees Chipboard Embellishments with yellow, orange, red, and brown acrylic paints.  Rather than paint too much detail onto these pieces, I simply pounced a small flat paint brush full of paint over the shape with different colors until I was satisfied with the results.

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Next I applied three blue shades of Distress Oxide inks over a 5" x 7" panel of white cardstock with a foam ink blending tool until I had a smooth ombre effect as shown.  

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stenciling Clouds

I wanted to create wispy cloud shapes but didn't have a stencil with the right look...until I realized that the 6" Pine Trees stencil looked just like wispy clouds when I turned it on its side!  I dabbed a damp baby wipe through two of the tree shapes onto the inked background panel to create faint white cloud images in the sky.

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Diecut Hill

The hillside was die cut from some green cardstock with a wavy border die.  I added speckles of orange and yellow paint to the die-cut under where I knew I would be placing my trees to give the ground a beginning-of-autumn feel.

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The last detail was a small flag of white cardstock that I stamped a thank you sentiment on using orange ink.

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To assemble the card, I adhered the inky background to a 5" x 7" white card base using tape runner and popped the sentiment and grassy hillside up on top using foam adhesive.  The trees were then tucked into the hillside and adhered with liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed this bright autumn thank you card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  There are tons of stencils to choose from in the Clear Scraps shop...what are some unique ways that you've used yours?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white and green cardstock; yellow, orange, red, and brown acrylic paints; Distress Oxide inks; wavy border die; sentiment stamp; orange ink; adhesive; baby wipes


Tis the Season to Sparkle Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using the new 4x6 stencil - Sparkle.  This stencil is the perfect size for cards so I've used it to take center stage.

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Using Rinea Foiled Papers, I taped the stencil in place.  Using a spackle knife and modeling paste, I covered the stencil.

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I removed the stencil immediately so I could create a second card.  Don't they look amazing?

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Putting aside the panels to dry overnight, I created my cards. 

I used some papers from my stash and added ribbon across the center.

The panels were matted with cardstock then added to the cards with foam adhesives for dimension.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Papers, cardstock, pattern paper, ribbon, modeling paste

 


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! 


Thankful Card Set using Twig Leaves Stencil

Thanks for joining me for today's project.

I have created these super cute and very easy card set.

I have used the Twig Leaves 6x6 Stencil to make these lovely napkin cards.

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I started out with a kraft cardstock for a base.  I used the stencil on some cream colored cardstock

using distress inks in 3 different colored inks.

It gave a very nice background to my cards.

I continued by taking some napkins and decoupaging then to some cream colored cardstock.

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I trimmed them down and added them to some kraft colored cardstock.

I popped this layer up on some foam tape to give them dimension.

I inked all layers with distress ink.

I added some nuvo drops to the bottom right of each corner.

The inside of the card is just as lovely.

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I used a strip of the napkin again to add some decoration to the inside.

I decoupaged it again to some cream colored cardstock and then fussy cut them out.

Thanks for joining me and hope you give these cards a try.

Kim :)

 


Beach Time vacation layout

Hello, friends! Leah here with you today sharing another layout this month. My daughter recently went to the beach so I have a lot of fun photos to play with! These two are my favorites from her trip, and I knew Clear Scraps products would be the perfect way to show them off.

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On this layout I have used:
Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet
Clear Scraps 6" Bubbles Stencil
Clear Scraps Coral Chipboard Embellishment
and I didn't have this stencil in my stash, but wish I had - Clear Scraps 4x6 Sunrise Stencil (I used my electronic cutter to create mine, it came out ok)

I started by using white cardstock, gesso, and spray inks to create my background. I adhered that to the 12x12 acrylic sheet, then masked the 6" Bubbles onto the background using course gel texture.

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The texture is divine! I covered it up a little more than I had planned, whoops.

I then used my makeshift sunray stencil and applied that to the layout.

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Once that dried I added my large title I cut using my Silhouette.

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I then added the Chipboard Coral and my photos.

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Here's a look at the layout just lying on my glass table.

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Have a great week!
Leah Crowe

Other Supplies Used:
Silhouette Came Files: #295413 - BeachTime; 47228 - Sunburst; 79245 - Sea Creatures
Pattern Paper: Echo Park; Basic Grey; Christy Tomlinson
Cardstock: Recollections
Gesso, Spray Ink, Paint
Simple stories and American Craft ephemera/alpha


Create with the Med. Mason Jar Pallet by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with pallet art using the Med. Mason Jar pallet  and one of the  newly released  4x6 stencils called All Created by Clear Scraps.

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Instructions:
1. Sand lightly and wipe off with a soft cloth.
2. Paint jar lid gray and body of jar a color of your choice.
3. Sand again for a distressed look.
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4. Create a guide for the stencil so the spacing will be correct.
5. Move the stencil according to where the breaks in the pallet board are when you are applying the words (ink works best for words).
6. Stamp the paint brushes out on watercolor paper and trim out.  Color the brushes in with watercolors or markers.

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7. Adhere the paint brushes with Beacon 527 along with a few paper flowers.
8. Splat with white acrylic paint lightly.

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9. Wrap the jar lid with twine and then tie on ribbon. Fold the ribbon in a figure eight pattern and then tie on.
10. Use crop-a-dile to make holes in top of mason jar for a hanger.

These are fun to create and what great gifts!!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


Mixed Media Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a set of mixed media cards.

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Last month, I created a mixed media project using the 6" Shiplap and 6" Wood Grain stencils. Rather than clean the stencils immediately, I turned them over and rubbed the excess modeling paste onto cardstock releasing the remaining modeling paste. Then I cleaned the stencils.  It may look like a mess, but follow along as I show you how I created my cards.

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I cut the panels into 5 1/2" squares then added color with spray inks. After spraying each color I heat set the color before spraying the next color. 

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Once I liked the colors, the panels were matted with white cardstock and wrapped with white ribbon before being added to the cards.

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Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut cardstock elements for the card.

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Joy Clair stamps were used for the center of the card.

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The elements were added to the card with foam adhesives.

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Congratulations was added to the ribbon on each card with a paper tagger.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies used:  Imagine Crafts Fireworks Shimmery Spray Ink; Spellbinders dies; May Arts ribbon; Joy Clair stamps