Stencils

Boo Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog with a Halloween themed home decor project!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love all things craft related to this spooky season!  I'm also going to show you the techniques I used!  

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I began with the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape and painted the top and bottom sections with orange chalk paint.  I then painted the middle with black acrylic paint. The nice quality about the birch wood is that it accepts the paint well and a little goes a long way. 

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Once my paint was dry, I secured the 4x6 Boo Stencil to the front of my pallet with washi tape.

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I then applied glitter gel in Iridescent with a spatula spreading a thin layer.  I was going more for a white glitter effect but the letters have a more bluish tint to them. I think this is because of the black paint? 

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Here is a close up of the stencil + glitter gel.  I  do like how it turned out even though it wasn't what I originally had in mind. 

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I  added strips of patterned paper at top of the bottom slat adhering with my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive. I did this mainly to break up the color lines as well as add extra prints. 

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I painted the Ghost Chipboard Embellishment Shapes with white acrylic paint and backed each "eye holes" with patterned papers.  I adhered the ghosts with my Beacon Adhesive as well as used pop dots to give dimension to one of the embellishments. 

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I  tied some cute Halloween plaid ribbon in a bow and added a wood clothes pin then adhered to the top of my pallet as a finishing touch! 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Hope this inspires you to do some Halloween creating with Clear Scraps!  See what is new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, wood clothes pin, wood buttons:  American Crafts; paint: DecoArt, Craft Smart, Folk Art; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: ribbon, thread


Halloween Altered Printers Tray Frame

Hi Ya'll,

Are you ready for fall? Have all your Halloween decorations out?

There's always room for MORE Holiday decor right? And if you have kiddos, grand-kiddos, or furr-babies that costume-up for Halloween why not incorporate pics of them into a special project. 

Halloween was one of the holidays I enjoyed the most when my kids were little. I couldn't wait to take them to the fabric store to pick out a pattern for whatever they wanted to dress up as that year.

And of course, there HAD to be a photo shoot of them in their costumes before they went out trick-or-treating. Looking back through the photos from some of those years, I thought it would be fun to show them off in a Halloween project. 

I decided to use one of Clear Scraps Printers Tray Frames; they come in several different shapes and configurations. I chose the Square Printers Tray Frame which has 9 equal sections.

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I selected the photos I wanted to use and printed them in sepia as that went well with the vintage look of the papers I wanted to use. 

I started by laying one of the grid chipboard pieces on the solid back and used a pencil to mark around each section. I prefer to adhere the pictures and papers directly to the back piece of the frame. 

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Next I worked on planning the layout. I first laid out my photos, then began adding papers and embellishments. 

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Once I decided on the design, I began adhering the photos, papers and embellishments to the frame base, using the penciled areas as guides. Check placement by laying a grid chipboard piece over the base.

I planned to add some of my embellishments over the grid, so I needed to cut away the grid insert from one of the frame pieces to use as the top layer.

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To add color to the frame, I sprayed it with a black spray ink, and dabbed the excess with a paper towel. This step was done to one of the grid pieces as well as the piece I had removed the grid from. The pieces were set aside to dry.

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I wanted to incorporate some pumpkins in the frame. I used the 3 X 12 Pumpkin Faces Border Stencil to trace pumpkins on printed paper. The eyes and mouths were filled in and the grooves in the pumpkin were darkened using a black pen. A white gel pen was used to add definition to the eyes and mouths.

I adhered 2 of the grid layers to the base; adding the inked one last.

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I added the elements that were to be adhered across the grids. Then I removed the protective film from both sides of the acrylic sheet and adhered it to the frame.

The chipboard piece I had cut the grid out of was adhered last to finish the frame.

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I hope this project has inspired you to do something special with pics of YOUR costumed characters!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Square Printers Tray Frame and 3 X 12 Pumpkin Faces Border Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers and Embellishments, Black Spray Ink, Orange Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen and Black Fine Tip Pen


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Fall Pumpkins LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share a LO with you today!

Who's ready for fall?  Do you love all things fall?  If you do, why not create

a fun LO all about fall and the things you love about it?  That's what I did here!

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It's great to work ahead and have LO's ready for the pics you know will be coming soon!

To get ready for those trips to the pumpkin patch, or apple picking, or whatever your

favorite fall activity may be, work ahead and have this LO good to go for those pics you 

 know will be coming soon!  This LO starts with a plain brown 12x12 base.  Next I used 

the Clear Scraps 6" Zinnia Stencil to add some "fall leaves".  Love that you can get double

duty out of a lot of Clear Scraps stencils just like this one! 

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I simply used distress ink and a brush to apply the ink directly thru the (well loved...haha)

stencil.  I just continued to move the stencil around until I got a nice flow of leaves. 

Another piece on this LO is the Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin from Clear Scraps.

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The frame was painted with acrylic paints and the back was traced onto

patterned paper, cut out and glued down.  After adding the other plain frame

pieces, it's time to add the acrylic--and just as in the picture, don't forget to

remove that protective film that is on BOTH sides of the acrylic!  I love that

Clear Scraps does this to make sure your acrylic piece stays in perfect condition!

And here's that cutie pumpkin all assembled and added to the LO:

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It's such a cute addition to spice up the LO and add a nice sparkle and fun

touch!  It's always fun to add a few stickers to the shaker too!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  6" Zinnia Stencil, Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin

Other:  orange and green acrylic paint, Echo Park Fall papers and stickers,

enamel dots, walnut stain distress ink, twine.


Featured Designer Melly Art: Family Desktop Wood Frame

I am so excited to be guest designing!  I have always loved creating off the page, from all things paper, to refurbishing.  In this instance an adorable wooden frame!  I love the versatility of these frames!  Here is a quick walkthrough on how how I decorated this Family Desktop Wood Frame!

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  I started out with Shimmerz Paints, and painted all the pieces with my favorite fall colors.  Once that has completely dried I used stencils and different Nuvo embellishment mousse.  For the bottom piece, I used the standard mousse in Copper through a picture paint stencil, the next piece a leaf stencil and the Expanding mousse.  Using a heat gun to make it 3-D.   The top piece I used a red VB Art crayon, Nuvo crackle mousse and the same leaf stencil, allowing it dry completely giving the leaves a very cool crackle effect!

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To protect my photo, I added some acetate, I also used some foam tape on 3 sides, this allows me to switch out the photo, and protecting them for later layouts.  I get fall photos every year, so being able to switch out the photo was important for me.


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For some decorations I added some flowers and leaves from Prima, some wood veneer pumpkins I found at a dollar store, coloring them with Nuvo Glitter pens, some acrylic hearts, and my favorite embellishment ever, Sequins.

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I had so much fun creating this frame.  Super easy and it turned out stunning.  I can’t wait to share my next project with you!   













Godparent Butterfly Scrapbook Layout

Hello dear friends,

I was so glad to get to choose a theme of honoring my Godparents this month.  It is with sadness that I share that my dear uncle, and Godfather, passed away recently.  I felt like this would be a great opportunity to capture a memory of him (and my aunt/Godmother) in this project page.  After all, that is what scrapbooking is for, right?  Preserving memories.

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My uncle was a man of few words...but he LOVED the written word.  He was a newspaper editor, author and avid reader.  He was also a God-fearing man, with a respect for God's word and a person who I truly admired.  I think this page represents him very well.

To capture a somber theme, as well as to make the page a feel like it was out of a book, I chose a color scheme similar to a noir genre - which is using black, white and gray.  It's paying respect to the many crime novels he wrote in his lifetime.  I knew that starting with the Brick Masking Stencil would give the page some drama and masculinity.

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I've used a medium gray 12" by 12" sheet of card stock, and with a chalk white ink, sponged bricks in the corners through the masking stencil.  This is one of my very favorite stencils - I use it for all sorts of projects!

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I chose the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard elements to represent what he and I believe happens after death - that we are truly transformed when we go to heaven.  I've coated these pieces 3 times with a white acrylic paint, and then added gray pearls to the middles, and secured to the page.

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The photo is backed with 2 sheets of paper - one is a black glitter, and the other is stamped with a background stamp to look like a page out of a book.  I've angled these behind the photo.

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I found adorable butterfly stickers at the dollar store, and had to add them in.  They seemed so pretty next to the fancy butterfly, flying up off the page.

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My final addition is to define what type of Godparent my uncle was and add a Bible verse at the bottom, because he truly was a "logophile" (aka - a word lover) and he was indeed someone who was instrumental in bringing me up "in the way I should go."  I will miss him, but I'm so glad to get to honor him in this way.

Thank you for listening, friends.  Isn't it lovely that we can honor those who have gone before us with a craft like scrapbooking? 

Until next time,

Maureen

 


Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using some fun, fall Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year to scrapbook as I love the colors!  I'm also going to show  you how I assembled my page so maybe you will be inspired to create your own autumn themed project!  

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For my focal point on my page, I  used the Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Shape!  I began by using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the front followed by  cutting away any excess with scissors and an x-acto knife.  I then used my sanding stick to create smooth edges between the paper and chipboard base. 

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I set that aside to paint the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames with chalk paint in orange.  I then used my Beacon to glue the two inside frames together. 

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I affixed the two frames to the chipboard base followed by adding gold and rust color chunky glitter.  I then added my Beacon to the outside edges of the chipboard before affixing the acrylic overlay. Finally, I glued on the top chipboard frame.  I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a tight seal. 

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While my shaker was drying, I went to work on the background for my page.  Using the 12 Inch Twig Leaves Mascil and Distress Oxides, I blended in colors on the bottom half of my white cardstock. 

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Here is a close up of the end result. I did use my Mini Mister to spritz a small amount of water to the surface to lift some of the color. 

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I allowed my cardstock to dry and added die cuts and stickers to the front of my shaker.  I also wrapped orange/white bakers twine around the bottom edge for accent.  To adhere to my page, I again used the Beacon Adhesive (any solvent based adhesive is recommended). 

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I added smaller sticker and die cut elements around my photo to accent. I didn't want to over power my page as I wanted the shaker and Mascil/ink to be the stars! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  And see what is new with Clear Scraps by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; inks: Ranger; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Good Morning Pumpkin Wood Pallet

Hello Clear Scraps friends!  Is your social media feed full of pumpkin spiced coffee advertisements yet?  There are lots of coffee places advertising the tastes of Fall right now!  Since it is the season for PSLs...I thought I'd join in on the fun by making a sign that you can display at home, nearby your home beverage area.  Perhaps it will inspire you to set up your very own Fall coffee bar!

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I've started with the Pumpkin Wood Pallet shape and painted a base coat in a cream colored acrylic paint.  I actually applied 2 coats here - one as a base, then I sanded the pallet nice and smooth, and then another coat.  I find that sanding after a first coat helps to give it a more even texture faster.

Next, I've taken the 6" Houndstooth Masking Stencil and sponged an even pattern of a sage colored stamping ink across the surface.  I was sure to line up the pattern both vertically and horizontally so it was nice and straight.  Let this ink dry thoroughly.

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With a forest green and pumpkin colored paint, I chose a few of the houndstooth patterns to hand-paint over.  In retrospect, I would have invested in some stamping inks to do this instead, because painting over these required a steady hand.  These required a couple coats.  If you mess up, don't worry!  You can always go back over the lines with the cream background color again!

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To paint the stem and give it some dimension, I started with the forest green as a base.  I then dipped a small brush into the cream color paint and brushed most of the excess paint off.  Choose a couple spots to dry-brush this on as dimensional lines, then let dry.

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While this part of the project dried, I prepared my Mini Shaker Coffee Cup by separating the pieces and painting the top chipboard piece the same forest green.  Next, I traced the cup onto a Fall plaid paper, and cut out the shape.  This becomes the background of the shaker, and I glued this to the bottom chipboard piece.

To assemble the shaker, I layered a chipboard piece over the bottom, then sprinkled in some Fall Sequins inside.  Next came the acrylic clear shape (make sure to remove the film!), and then the green top piece.  Finally, I traced the shape of a matching houndstooth card stock that was the inspiration for my color scheme, and glued it to the middle.  I left out one of the supplied chipboard pieces intentionally because...well, you never know when you might want another coffee-themed project! Glue all these layers together - I use a general clear tacky glue from my local craft store.

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The lid is another piece of card stock, in black.  I took a toothbrush and a fine mist of white acrylic paint to it to give it a speckled appearance.  Glue this to the top.

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Now I was ready for the vinyl message.  I chose 2 different fonts on my electronic cutting machine, and applied them to the pallet.  If you've not done this before, the steps are quite easy.  After you print, pull the excess vinyl off your cut.  Then weed out any small pieces with a weeding tool.

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Next, rub some transfer paper over the top.  This ensures your message will stay straight when you apply it.  Pull the backing off the message and be careful to go slowly.  If it doesn't stay, rub it down again or use your weeding tool to loosen it.

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Finally, rub the message on to your Pumpkin Pallet and gently pull off the transfer paper.

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My final touches are to glue the shaker on to the side of the pallet and set it up in an easel.  It is so cute next to my collection of coffee mugs! 

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My additional products are below...I hope this project will give you the 'morning motivation' you need this Fall.  See you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:

Acrylic paint:  pumpkin, forest green, cream; Distress Oxide in Sage Green; Recollections Harvest Paper in Plaid; black card stock; burlap ribbon; black vinyl and electronic cutting machine (Cricut Joy)

 

 

 


3D Frameables Class at CKC San Marcos

Howdy! Tami here!

For those of you in the South Texas Area the CKC Convention at San Marcos September 9-11 may be of interest to you.

After a few years absence the convention is BACK! I will be teaching a class using Clear Scraps' 3D Frameables.

We will be making the Deco Frame and Base as well as 2 themes - Fall and Welcome - to use with the frame. The class is being offered both Friday 9/10 and Saturday 9/11...

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If you would like to just pick up a class kit; please feel free to do that. Other than your basic supplies, everything that is needed is included in the kit. The class kit also includes directions with full color photos.

You will also get a bonus project sheet. You can purchase the Home theme at the Just Crop Booth at the convention and use the printables to embellish a 3rd theme to use with your frame.

Online registration for CKC San Marcos ends on 9/6, so if you plan to attend and want the discounted price on classes and crops, plan to sign up soon.

I've also been working on the door prize bags. I used 2 of Clear Scraps' 6" stencils - Doily Mat and Zinnia - along with pigment ink to embellish plain kraft bags...

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I sometimes loosely outline stenciled designs as I like the hand drawn-look it gives a project. 

I felt like the designs needed the definition to add some PoP and stand out against the kraft background.

I'll be filling the bags with door prizes from Clear Scraps, Just Crop and Beacon Adhesives.

I hope to see you there! 


Sunflower Circle Printer Tray Frame

Sunny greetings to you, Clear Scraps friends!  Maureen (Mo) here with a cheery craft today.  I am such a big fan of sunflowers - besides being my favorite color, they have such a big, bright blossom and bloom any time of year.  I've planted them for several summers now, and love that they bloom right as Summer turns into Fall.  I thought I'd share a project to celebrate this time of year with all of you!

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I've started with the Circle Printer Tray Frame because the round face reminds me of a big sunflower.  I thought it would be a great idea to get the pictures of last year's crop off my phone and preserve them in a frame.  Last year was certainly a year to create our own sunshine, that's for sure - and these were spectacular! 

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I took the top layer of the frame and traced a black card stock circle, then painted the trim black.  I decided to remove a layer in the final assembly because my ending version was going to hang on a wall, and I didn't need the extra weight. 

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Next, I cut several petals on my electronic cutting machine in a gold card stock - about 40 in all.  Any die cut in a similar oval shape would work well.  I dusted the edges of these petals with a black ink and sponge.  Then, I took the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil and sponged more ink in the middle of each petal.  I only sponged a section in the middle - no need to fill the whole space.

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Time for assembly - I glued a layer of petals on the base of the Circle Printer Tray chipboard base, leaving space in between each petal.

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The next layer overlapped the first, but with these petals, I pinched the middles first to make the flower more 3D.  Once these are dry, take the black card stock circle, and glue it to the middle of the flower.  If you want, this is also a good time to glue in your ribbon hanger as a sandwich in between the chipboard and the card stock.

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It was time to add the pictures - after laying them out in the spots I liked, I drew a faint line on the photos using the trim of the tray as a guide.  Then I cut the excess pieces off.  I adhered these using an adhesive tape to the back of the trim, getting it ready to place down on the black card stock base of the flower.

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This next chipboard layer of the frame set the pictures over the black circle.  With the remaining open areas, I started to lay out the sayings that I cut from my electronic cutting machine.  A clear glue adhesive worked well to stick them to the black card stock.  Then I prepped the frame for the next layer.

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Here's another close up of the die cut phrase - it reminds me of chalkboard handwriting!

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The final steps in layering the tray were to adhere the clear acrylic cover with a clear glue, then slip a wired checkered ribbon in between the acrylic and the top black chipboard frame piece.  Once dry, I formed a bow with the loops of the ribbon.

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I decided to hang this frame in my front foyer, along with all of my other "budding" collections of sunflowers.  I'm really excited about how easily this came together.  A great weekend project to instantly add color to your home! 

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Would you try something like this in your home?  I hope you enjoyed this project - make sure you check out the other Printer Tray Frames available on the Clear Scraps site too!  Thanks for stopping by!

Other supplies:  black paint, clear Tombow glue, black and white checkered ribbon, black ink, gold/black/white cardstock, cutting machine or oval die cuts, photos, twine (for hanging).

 


Aloha Hibiscus 8x8 Layout

Aloha, Clear Scraps Friends!  It's Maureen (Mo) with you today, sharing a little bit of the islands with you.  Hawaii has to be the most beautiful place to take pictures, and even more fun if you scrapbook!  I have an 8" by 8" scrapbook layout for you today that is clean and simple.  Knowing this photo of my husband and I had a lot of color and dynamics, I wanted my layout to bring out the beauty of the picture with a simple color scheme. 

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I'm working with the Hibiscus Border Stencil on this layout...this flower is such an iconic part of Hawaii, it needed to be a part of my page.  I also have hibiscus plants in my backyard, so you might call me a bit of a fan! 

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I took a really simple approach by tracing the hibiscus on to an ombre-colored piece of card stock, cut to a 7" by 7" piece.  I'm using a thin, black gel pen for this.

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Next, I took an 8" by 8" piece of black card stock, and once again traced flowers with the Hibiscus Border Stencil.  This time, I've taped it off the edge of the page, just slightly.  This will give it a layered look later.  I'm using a white gel pen for this piece.

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To assemble the page, I've taken the ombre-colored page and set it off slightly to the right, then secured with adhesive tape.  The photo is matted on black card stock, and attached to the upper corner of the ombre paper.

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My flowers needed a really subtle focal point, so I'm also using the Wedding Sequins from Clear Scraps, which are a perfect black and white color combo.  I like the matte colors of these, and took a tweezers with some clear glue to secure them to the middle of the hibiscus flowers.

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For my title, I searched my Cricut library and found a sketched pen-drawn title with "aloha" in the phrase.  I think the pen drawings give this an older, more natural feel to the page.  I used the same ombre paper again for the title.  After cutting this out, I attached it to the bottom of my page with foam tape for a 3D effect.

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What other types of sketch-style projects could you create with the Clear Scraps stencils?  I think the possibilities are endless!  A big "Mahalo" for joining me today - until next time!

Mo (Maureen)

Other supplies:  Watercolor paper, black card stock, foam tape, Tombow clear glue, black and white gel pens, Cricut library (Aloha keyword)

 


Clear Scraps Wood Shapes--Be Colorful

Hi all!  Laura here with you today to share some inspirational home decor!

I've used the Clear Scraps Wood Shapes to create this bright and colorful project.

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This project looks complicated, but it's super simple!  You start with the Clear Scraps

Deco and Rectangle Wood Shapes.  These awesome pieces are really versatile to

have around to create all sorts of projects, and best yet, they come in THREE packs!!

So great for making multiples for gifts, or just having a lot of options to create!

Here I traced the deco on one piece of patterned paper, and I measured and cut the

rectangle out of another piece of paper that had a good base background (more solid)

color.  Then I glued them down, and inked the edges with some black distress ink.

I like the way layering the 2 wood pieces gives more dimension to the project.  I could

have just done a layer of paper too, but it really give it a little extra something, and hey,

it's the absolute PERFECT fit to layer these two pieces together! 

To create the sky look for the hot air balloon, I wanted to add some fluffy little clouds.

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Cue the perfect stencil that makes clouds super easy!  The Clear Scraps 6" Cloud

stencil of course!  I just used a foam brush and some white acrylic paint.  I like that

the stencil has so many different clouds you can choose which fits your project best.

I then just outlines the clouds using a fine tip black marker to make them pop.

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The hot air balloon is one of the many chipboard shapes available from

Clear Scraps.  It's painted it with acrylic paints, then inked it up a bit and added

 a couple of stickers.  A few other stickers finished this project off.  Perfect inspiration

piece for a friend or for your own craft room or home office!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Shapes--Deco and Rectangle, 6" Cloud Stencil,

Air Balloon Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Vicki Boutin Color Study papers and stickers, white, lime green,

blue and brown acrylic paint, Black Soot Distress Ink, fine tip sharpie marker.


Surfs Up Acrylic Phone Stand

Hi there, Clear Scraps friends - my name is Maureen (Mo)!  I'm so excited to be crafting with you on the Clear Scraps blog this season!  For my very first project, I thought I'd "dive" right in with a phone stand that's perfect by the poolside on summer days.

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I saw the Vintage Acrylic Phone Stand and thought it looked like a surfboard shape - and decided to go with the "flow".  After removing the protective plastic film from both sides, I began to paint an ocean wave on the bottom of the stand.  I've used 2 different colors of water-based blue acrylic paint, as well as a blue sparkle and a white.

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The wave is easy to paint - starting with the lighter blue, I formed the letter "C" then arched it around to the edge.  I came across the base, making squiggly lines underneath.  Then, I came back over it a couple times with the brush to give it different shades.

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Next comes the darker blue - I just made the same arching motion in certain spots over the lighter blue.  This gives the wave dimension.  The cool part of this project is if you don't love what you've painted, the acrylic just wipes off with a baby wipe or soap and water so you can start again!

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I came back over the wave and dropped white dots in certain areas with the end of my paintbrush.  This is made to look like foam from the surf.  Once this was set, my final touch is to add squiggles of blue glitter in select spots on the wave.  Repeat the process for the base of the stand, and let dry.

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Using a sparkly turquoise vinyl, I cut the letters "surfs up" on my electronic cutting machine.  Laying it down on the acrylic is easiest with transfer tape - rub the letters on that first, then the surface of the stand.

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My goal was to take this phone stand out to the pool with me, so I wanted it to be a bit water-resistant.  And, a surf theme isn't complete without hibiscus!  Oh my stars...I am in LOVE with the Hibiscus Border Stencil!  It makes a beautiful image when sponging with distress inks.

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Sticker paper was a good choice for the pool area.  Sponge the flowers through the stencil on to the sticker paper, let the ink dry on the paper thoroughly, then fussy-cut the flowers out.  These are then applied to the top of the phone stand!

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Now, if you want to make sure the designs last, you can spray the phone stand down with a finishing sealer.  If you do, tape off the slit at the bottom of the stand so it's not sticky each time you insert the base piece.

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I think this project came together "swimmingly!"  Perhaps I'll take it out to the pool for a test run now.  I highly recommend you "surf" the Clear Scraps website to see all the phone and tablet stands available to decorate.  Thanks for getting Mo' crafty with me, friends!

Mo (Maureen)

Other supplies used:  light blue, white, blue sparkle and dark blue acrylic water-based paint, Cricut Joy shimmer teal vinyl, adhesive sticker paper, Ranger Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Squeezed Lemonade).


Dream BIG Wall Hanging

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing my debut project as a new design team member! I'm so stoked to have been invited to join the Clear Scraps DT - this is definitely a dream come true for this gal! So my first project is a Dream BIG wall hanging (very appropriate for this dream design gig!) created with the Deco Pallet Shape, 5x9 Feathers Layering Stencil and small Dream clear word title.

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I started by sanding and painting the Deco Pallet Shape with white chalk paint. I added feathers randomly over the surface using the 5x9 Feathers Layering Stencil and distress inks, and then stamped clusters of small dots in green ink to fill in blank spaces. I then affixed a green enamel dot to the top of several feathers. I traced the small Dream clear word title backwards onto the back side of a piece of dotted patterned paper and fussy cut it. I painted the Dream word with light teal chalk paint, added whimsical dots and circles with a white paint pen and green Sharpie for some interest, and adhered the patterned paper tracing behind it for a shadow effect. I adhered it to the pallet with double-sided foam circles, and then added the BIG stamped portion just beneath it with craft glue. I added white flat-back pearls to the top, bottom and sides of the pallet, and then fashioned a hanger from silver chain and looped green crafting cord through every other chain link. 

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I created some cute little feather 'charms' to dangle from the top left - one silver embossed, one stamped in green and one stamped in teal - and all die cut and layered three times. I punched holes through each charm and added them to several extra chain links. 

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I fashioned a double-loop bow from teal ribbon which I adhered to the top right with hot glue, and embellished it with a green crafting cord bow and paper flower.

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The final addition to the piece was a sentiment stamped in green, die cut and layered on silver foil cardstock, which I adhered to the bottom center with glue.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Deco Pallet Shape
5x9 Feathers Layering Stencil
Small Dream clear word title

Other products used:
White and silver foil cardstock, dotted patterned paper, clear stamps, distress ink, embossing ink and powder, white paint pen, green Sharpie, dies, white chalk paint, light teal chalk paint, stamp positioner and acrylic stamp block, die cutting machine, craft glue, glue gun, adhesive foam circles, white flat-back pearls, silver chain, ribbon and crafting cord, paper flower

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

 

 


Hello Fish Acrylic Cards

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share acrylic cards featuring the acrylic tag. The acrylic tag pack comes in 4 different shapes, approx. 3.75" x 6.75", and I used 2 shapes to create these acrylic cards.  

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▼ Here is one of the papers I chose for my card base and I started by folding it in half.

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▼ Laying the acrylic tag on the folded paper, I traced the tag shape with a pencil and cut it out with scissors.

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▼ On one of the cards, I added bubbles to the card base by using the 6 inch Bubbles Mascil along with Distress Oxide ink (tumbled glass). 

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▼ All Clear Scraps Acrylic has a protective film on both sides so be sure to remove it before stamping or painting! Using Staz On ink in black, I stamped the images on the front of the acrylic. The ink will dry relatively fast but you do have to be careful to not smudge your image. By the way, any mistakes can be removed with a non-acetone fingernail polish remover! Then you are ready to re-stamp!  

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▼ Once the ink was dry, I painted the images with Chameleon pens. They are alcohol-based markers, which work brilliantly on acrylic surfaces!

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▼ Removing a protective film on the back of the acrylic tag, I used Zip Dry scrapbook glue to adhere the tag to the card base I cut out. Then, I stamped hello with Staz On ink, added extra touches using pink liquid embellishment, and glued a bow to the top of the card. Last, I painted the borders using acrylic paints along with a paintbrush to finish both cards.

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Thank you all for stopping by today! Hope today's cards inspire you to create with some Clear Scraps acrylic. Have a blessed day!

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Additional Products Used:
- Stamps: Stampendous
- Ink: Tsukineko Staz On Jet Black, Ranger Distress Oxide
- Marker: Chameleon
- Adhesive: Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch


Graduation Chipboard Embellishment Shapes Layout

Hello and happy Saturday!  Jennifer on the blog to share a layout I created using one of the many Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  My oldest recently graduated from high school and I thought the Graduation Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would be the perfect accent for my page!  

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Beginning with a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock, I  secured the 12 Inch Triangle Mascil over the top using washi tape.  I selected two Distress Oxide colors to blend in the center of my page not worrying about filling in the entire space.

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Here is a close up of the end result!  Using Clear Scraps Mascils are the perfect way to create your own background!  

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Next, I took the Graduation Chipboard Embellishment Shapes and painted them with black acrylic paint.  After they were dry, I dabbed embossing ink on each followed by a using a glitter black embossing powder. I  then set each using a heat tool. 

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I affixed each Chipboard Embellishment Shape using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. Using a solvent based adhesive is best when it comes to Clear Scraps products because it will not warp your embellishment. Plus it dries quickly! 

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I added foam words as well as stickers and enamel dots to accent my page.  


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I do love to "pop up" a few of my embellishments using foam tape or pop dots as it gives my project dimension! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog! I hope this inspires you to document a favorite event from this past year!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  I'm sure you will be able to find the perfect embellishments!  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, foam words: Simple Stories; cardstock, journaling pen: American Crafts; inks, heat tool: Ranger; blending brushes: Taylored Expressions; stamps: Becky Higgins, American Crafts; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; embossing powder: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Summer Acrylic Circle Scallop Mini Album

Hello everyone! Jennifer here back on the blog to share another mini album with you! Next to layouts, using Clear Scraps Mini Albums are my favorite to create with!   Using the Acrylic Circle Scallop Mini Album and colorful alcohol inks I put together a book to document some of my favorite summer 2021 photos! Each page bears a different design of scallops which cascade into larger sizes! 

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For my front cover, I used the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil along with alcohol ink in yellow. I secured my stencil to the front with washi tape and lightly dabbed the ink onto the surface. It helps to remove the protective film from only the front as you work.  

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I tend to leave my acrylic "bare" and not add any extra color besides patterned paper.  But for this project, I added drops of alcohol ink to the surface of each page focusing around the edges. 

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I tried to use a different color combination for each page and also didn't worry about it being perfect as I knew I'd be covering some of the page with paper. 

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Since the album measures 3x8 inches, I plan on using wallet sized photos. Here, I affixed a white cardstock mat for where my picture will go. 

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I then added small embellishments such as die cuts, stickers, and enamel dots.  I did not want to overwhelm my pages with too many elements.  

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I used pop dots to give dimension to a few of my embellishments to create more layers. 

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Here, I used foam tape to "pop up" my photo mat as well as affixed bakers twine around the bottom.  

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Lastly, I added my own chrome book rings to put together my album. I then tied some yellow seam binding ribbon to the top ring to accent my book! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  To see the large variety of Mini Albums click HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Echo Park; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; alcohol ink: Ranger; ribbon: Snug Hug; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread.