Stencils

Friends "Stick" Together Card

Hola,

Tami with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog to share a fun with you.

With most folks "sheltering at home", frequent contact with friends is probably lacking at this time. Sure we can text, keep up on social media, even video chat --- but how about good old snail mail? How excited would you be to get a card from a friend? So why not make a few cards and send them out to your friends to give the gift of friendship with a little touch of surprise. Bet you'd make their day!

This card is super easy to make thanks to the Clear Scraps Cactus Pots 6 X6 Stencil...

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I used alcohol inks on glossy paper to make my "printed" papers for the cactus, pots and dirt mound. Then I traced around the cactus and pot elements with a black permanent pen and cut them out. I cut a freeform shape to set my pots on. And the background was made by inking the Chevron 6 X 6 Stencil with a blue alcohol ink; I stenciled the pattern one way, then flipped the stencil and inked again to create the pattern.

This card would also be quick to make in multiples. Just make more alcohol inked "printed" papers in the different colors, then trace and cut out the pieces.

If you'd like to see how I made this card step-by-step, please view this short video...

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Supplies:

Clear Scraps:  Cactus Pots 6 X6 Stencil and Chevron 6 X 6 Stencil 

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Alcohol Inks, Glossy Paper, 3D Dots, Fine Tip Black Permanent Pen, Scissors and Trimmer


Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallet -- Jar of Togetherness

Hi there everyone!  Laura sharing a project with you today! 

It's a simple little home decor piece to highlight the togetherness

we are all getting a lot of lately!  Hopefully a good thing!!

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Clear Scraps has so many cute wooden pallet pieces!

I'm in love with all of them, and they lend themselves

to any creative project you might be thinking up!

I'm a fan of the country/farmhouse decor look, so this

adorable Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet is just perfect!

Looking for something different?  Check out all the

many choices available in the store right HERE.

Did you know Clear Scraps has an extensive collection

of stencils?  There are so many options, this stencil,

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the 6" Zinnia stencil, is brand new!  It's so pretty, and

easy to use too!  I painted the wood pallet with white

and gray acrylic paint, then after it dried, I taped down

the stencil and used a sponge brush to apply the green,

blue and yellow paint to the different areas of the stencil.

It looks light, fresh and simple, just the look I wanted!

For the top of the jar, I brushed on black distress ink,

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it's right on top of the gray paint.  It gives it that

farmhouse antique jar look to top it off just right.

The word together is a Clear Scraps Chipboard

Word Title.  This is another item with a ton of

options!  So many words available in the store,

want the word Blessed?  Love?  Laugh?  Family?

Those and so many more to discover!  Check them

all out HERE.  These work great on your scrapbook

pages too, not just for home decor projects! 

The finishing touch was a bit of twine tied around

the top of the jar.  This is a super quick and easy

project, but a lot of fun!  Great to give as a gift too!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for

more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mason Jar DIY Medium Pallet,

6" Zinnia stencil, Together Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  acrylic paint: gray, white, green, blue, yellow,

twine, glue, black soot distress ink.


Hello Friend Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today showcasing the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishments. 

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The chipboard butterflies are perfect for all your  projects, but I wanted to use them on some much needed cards.

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Using an assortment of inks, I colored the butterflies then added embossing powder to give them a bit of shine.

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Using spritzed papers from my stash, I placed the 6" Post/Flowers Stencil on top, then used assorted inks to add color.

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Removing and realigning the stencil, I added a 3rd flower.  For shine, I added embossing powder and heat set.

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The stenciled panel was matted with green cardstock, then added to a yellow card.

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The largest butterfly was added to the card at it's body only.  I let the wings stay free, so it appears the butterfly is flying.  A stamped phrase was then added to the corner of the card with pop dots for dimension.

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My second card is also a spritzed panel that was embossed and die cut.

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A double row of cattails was added to the bottom of the card.  The panel was then matted with blue cardstock and added to the card.  A stamped phrase was then added to the corner of the card with pop dots for dimension.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Spray inks: LindyStampGang; Ink: Memento; Dies: Lawn Fawn; Stamps: Tim Holtz

 

 

 


Start your 4th of July with a BANG!

Howdy,

Tami here today to share a project to kick off your 4th of July holiday with a BANG!

I made this decor piece to display for the holiday. Although it will just be a few family members coming over; these days that’s enough to qualify as a PARTY! And what’s a party without some decorations?

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I used several different products from Clear Scraps on this project...

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I started with the Scallop Jumbo Wood Tag as the base, then rounded up 6 X 6 Fireworks Splash Stencil, Lower Case ABC Stencils, Stars Chipboard Embellishment and 2 PC Wood Stars

I then grabbed some white paint, pigment ink, embossing powder, washi tape, glue and a few tools and I was set!

Here is a short video that shows you how to make this project yourself...

i hope all of you have a very happy 4th of July and stay SAFE!

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Scallop Jumbo Wood Tag, 6 X 6 Fireworks Splash Stencil, Lower Case ABC Stencils, Stars Chipboard Embellishment and 2 PC Wood Stars

Other: Tthe Crafter’s Workshop: Spun Sugar Acrylic Paint, ClearSnap: ColorBox Pigment Inks, Pearlescent Embossing Powder and Sylus & Tip, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, Black Fine Point Pen, Paintbrush, Heat Gun, Washi Tape and Scissors


You & Me Wood Desktop Frame

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share one of the new Wood Desktop Frames! If you haven't had a chance to play with one of these yet, you must! They are a lot of fun to assemble and make for a unique home decor piece!  Even better as a gift!  Today, I  am featuring the You & Me Wood Desktop Frame which has a cute cut out heart frame perfect for a favorite photo!

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I  began by painting the word frame as well as the large base oval in black acrylic paint. I  usually opt for chalk paint but acrylic works just as well.  

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While waiting for my paint to dry, I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the small base oval and heart frame.  I  cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife to trim the edges. I  then used my sanding tool to smooth any rough pieces. I  also did apply a thin coat of acrylic black paint to the edges of each piece to give it a finished look. 

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Next, using the 4x6 Butterfly Flock Stencil, I  lightly daubed StazOn Opaque to the front of the word frame.  

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Here, you can see the end result of my technique.  Also, you can see I  adhered an additional pattern behind the "O" in the You to give extra dimension. 

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Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I  adhered my heart frame as well as my photo.  I  then added some embellishments from the collection I  used to accent.

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Next, I  assembled my base by lining up the openings on each oval.  I  applied adhesive to the slots on the word frame and inserted into the base. A minute is all it takes for your adhesive to be set.

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Using two of my hand punches, I  added these butterflies from different patterned papers and adhered the front of my word frame. I  had some pearl accents in my stash that I  also used in the center of each butterfly. 

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Thank you for reading today! Hope this inspires you to do some crafting with one of Clear Scraps' home decor products! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, flair, stickers: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; paint: DecoArt; ink: StazOn; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; decorative pearls: Jolee's Boutique; punches: Martha Stewart Crafts; misc: thread, sanding tool, x-acto knife, dauber. 


Gears Stenciled Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph here today with a set of cards using the ClearScraps 6" Gears Stencil.   This month we are partnering with Tape Runner

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I used the Gears Stencil with assorted inks to create backgrounds for my cards. 

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My first gears background uses Old Paper Distress Ink for a light effect.

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My second background uses Aged Mahogany Distress Ink for a rich effect.

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My third card uses Forest Moss Distress Ink for a darker effect.

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Mix up the colors to create any number of backgrounds.  Using Lawn Fawn dies, I then die cut the panels to fit my cards.  Using the Tape Runner, I adhered the stenciled panels to coordinating cardstock panels, then added them to cards.

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For card #1, I used Heartfelt Creations stamps to create a masculine card, fussy cutting the stamped image and adhering it to the background with brads.  Going for a birthday theme, I added Happy Birthday to the center of the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

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Card #2  uses the same gears stamp and a different sentiment.  It was also added to the card with brads.  The sentiment gives you a reason to look inside the card doesn't it?

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In this current environment, I thought this interior sentiment says it all, don't you?

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My final card is a little different as I wanted a friendship card.  I just added a few brads to the gears background, then added the sentiment across a piece of corrugated cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Ranger Distress Ink, Lawn Fawn and Tutti Designs dies, Heartfelt Creations stamps


Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments -- Footprints

Hello everyone! 

Summer is right around the corner, and though vacations

might be a little different this year for some of us, I'm planning

a "staycation" playing in my craft space and scrapbooking

some vacation memories, so I can remember the quiet,

calm, and peaceful,  time at the beach.  And this month,

Clear Scraps is playing along with Tape Runner Adhesive,

it's perfect for the LO I'm sharing with you today!

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This started with a blank piece of white cardstock, and I used

acrylic paint and the Clear Scraps 6" Spiral stencil.

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I went randomly around the edges using a foam brush and

the blue acrylic paint to create my own patterned paper border.

I decided I wanted a little more of a beachy feel for the border,

so I used the foam brush to create wispy areas of color.

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I just used the brush after I stenciled with the tiniest bit

of paint on it and brushed it on between the stenciled

shapes.  Less is definitely more when you are using the 

foam brush and paint!  In the bottom corner of the LO,

don't you love that little beach scene?

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The umbrella and adirondack chair come in the same

set, the Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment.   You

cut them free from the frame they come in, and then

paint, or whatever you'd like. 

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A little sand mixed with glossy accents made the perfect

spot for the chair and umbrella to sit and finish this LO.

Want to see all the fun chipboard embellishment options?

You can find them all in the Clear Scraps Store HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  6" Spiral Stencil,

Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Speckled Egg Distress Paint, orange, yellow and white

acrylic paint, Reminisce Summertime paper,

Bella Blvd alpha, enamel dots, foam tape, Tape Runner

adhesive.


Swirl Butterfly CAS Cards

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Hello hello hello crafty friends... Helen is here! We are still teaming up with TapeRunner and today is my turn again to share my project. On these two Swirl Butterfly CAS cards, I used the Swirl Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment, 4x6 Brick Wall Stencil, and 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil.

These cards are fun to make and not too complicated. Here are the steps:

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I cut both of the Swirl Butterflies from the frame with scissors. Then, I traced one of them on the back of the yellow glitter paper with pencil. I cut out the paper with micro-tip scissors.

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I applied the TapeRunner on the surface of the butterfly. This tape is super sticky and permanent. Then, carefully I lined up the cut out glitter paper on the butterfly and I pressed firmly the paper on it.

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I taped the Brick Wall stencil directly on top of the white card with the purple tape (washi tape will work well too, just make sure it can be removed without tearing your card). And then, I used the blending brush to apply some of the Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the card.

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I removed the stencil from the card and put it on the stamping tool to stamp the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with the VersaFine Jet Black ink pad.

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I removed the card from the stamping tool, and then I applied the TapeRunner at the back of the butterfly. I added it on top of the card.

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I added those small lines with Micron Pen and I added some of the white pearl gems on the card. 

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I used the same steps to make this second butterfly card.

For the background, I used three different color dye ink pads that I blended together using the blending brush and the Quarterfoil Stencil. 

For the butterfly, instead of adding the glitter paper on top of it, I added the orange glitter paper under the butterfly using the TapeRunner.

There are many chipboard embellishments at Clear Scraps Store that you can grab for your projects. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have wonderful day!


Foil Technique with Chipboard Shape Embellishments

Hiya,

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

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

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

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

Cut the shape from the chipboard frame...

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

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

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

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Pull up the foil sheet and tada... 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supplies:

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

TapeRunner: Permanent Double Sided Adhesive Tape

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


Peace Tall and Slim Card

Hello crafty friends! Helen is here. I hope you've seen the amazing projects from my teammates for our cross promo with TapeRunner! And today is my turn. I made this Peace tall and slim card using the Fern Branch Chipboard Shape Embellishment and 6" Fruit of the Spirit Stencil.

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I cut out the tall and slim card base using Silhouette Cameo 3. For the background mat, I trimmed a piece of scrapbook paper into 3" x 8 7/8" and then I distressed one edge of the paper with my distresser tool (if you don't have this tool, you can also use scissors, but be very careful!). I added the paper on the card with the TapeRunner.

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I taped the 6" Fruits of the Spirit Stencil on the card using painter tape. I also taped around the word and then using make up sponge, I added the two shades of green pigment inks on the card. I removed the stencil to clean the ink of the stencil.

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I dried the ink on the card with craft heater, then I added some anti-static powder on it. And then, I taped stencil back on the card. Using the Embossing Dauber, I added the clear embossing ink on the word. I removed the stencil carefully of the card and sprinkled some clear embossing powder on the word, then heat set the powder with craft heater.

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Next, I cut the fern branch chipboard of the frame with scissors. I used the same embossing dauber to cover surface of the fern branch with the clear embossing ink. I put the inked fern branch on top of a coffee filter, and then sprinkled the Sage Embossing Glitter on it. I poured the whole jar on it to make sure it was covered well with the embossing powder.

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I preheated my craft heater for couple seconds and then heat set the embossing powder. It was super fun to watch the embossing powder melt on the chipboard. Check out all the glitter on the fern branch!

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I added the embossed fern branch on the card with the TapeRunner. I embellished the card with some pearl gems I have in my stash.

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You can check out all the Chipboard Shape Embellishments and Stencils that you can use for you projects! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have wonderful day!


Shaped Stencil Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman to share a set of cards using the the 6" Post/Flowers Stencil.  This month we are also collaborating with Tape Runner.

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Having a lot of pattern papers in my stash, I decided to use assorted papers as the background for this fun stencil.

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Selecting an assortment of Imagine inks, I placed the stencil on the pattern paper and inked it up using the ink pads and ink daubers.

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Wanting a shaped card, I used Spellbinders dies to create an easel card.  I die cut the card with the larger die, then die cut the pattern paper with the next smaller die.  The inked panel was then added to the cards using the Tape Runner.

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To keep the card upright, I die cut a strip to fit across the card base, placing it on the base with foam adhesives for dimension.  This ensured the cards would stand upright.

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Stampendous Stamps were used on the sign posts as well as the center strips of the cards.

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To finish, brads were added to the flower centers.

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When folded the cards fit into square envelopes.

So why not pull pattern papers from your stash and create amazing designs with stencils.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies: ImagineCrafts Ink, Stampendous Stamps, Spellbinders dies


Tropical 5x7 Chipboard Album

Hello friends! I'm here to share a mini album I  created using the 5x7 Chipboard Album along with a few favorite Clear Scraps products! Its almost summer and most of us would be planning our next vacation.  I  know for us we will be pretty much staying home...so the next best thing is scrapping a favorite trip!  My husband and I  were fortunate to travel to Costa Rica this past December!

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I  used the Sanddollar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to decorate the inside of my book. Here is one of the chipboard that I  adhered at the bottom left corner of my journaling.  I  even placed a brad through the center and accented with coral bakers twine.  

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I'm going to show the steps of the technique I  used to embellish my chipboard.  I  began by painting the fronts with acrylic paint in white. 

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Once dry, I  applied embossing ink then used glitter embossing powder; holographic for the starfish and blue for the sand dollar. 

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I  utilized my 12x12 Acrylic Sheets to create extra pages for my book.  Here, I  cut two separate pieces of acrylic to create a flap (I  used cardstock and a bone folder to create the connecting piece).  

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Here, you can see that I  used the sand dollar as my accent at the bottom of the pocket.  I  cut down the photos and attached half scallop circles with brads.  

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This is a little 4x6 accent page I  created to add in extra embellishments. This is also a good way to add journaling or additional photos. 

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I  secured the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil over my acrylic and colored with alcohol ink using an applicator. 

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For my next page, I   utilized washi tape to create a way to flip up the top photo. I   affixed a tab at the bottom for easy lifting and secured with a staple. 

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Here is a photo of the photo underneath which is adhered directly the the chipboard page. 

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Here, I  scored patterned paper to create a flap and add an extra page. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can check out the many albums Clear Scraps has to offer by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, brads, washi tape, foam letters: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; punches: EK Success, We R Memory Keepers; alcohol ink, embossing ink: Ranger, bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, The Twinery; paint: Deco Art; embossing powder: Recollections, Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, book rings, ribbon. 

 

 


Coffee Clipboard Decoration

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Hello everyone... Helen is here today. My project today is a fun decoration that I created inspired by things I love: Jesus and coffee.

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I used the Clipboard Mini Deco which is a clear acrylic shaped clipboard. So, I pulled out some of my alcohol inks. But before I added the alcohol inks, I removed the plastic covers on both sides of the acrylic clipboard and the clip, too.

I blended the alcohol inks on top the clipboard with alcohol blender solution. After that I set a side to dry couple minute.

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While some parts of the alcohol paint was still kindda wet and tacky, I added some foil sheets on the surface of the clipboard. I gently rubbed the foil on the surface with my finger to transfer the foil.

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Next, I grabbed the 4x6 Coffee Stain Stencil and added some of the Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle ink on the clipboard surface using the make up wedge sponge. I set it aside to dry while I was working on the coffee mug chipboard.

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I cut off the pieces of the Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment out of its frame. I painted the mug lid shape with white gesso. I did it two layers. You can also use white acrylic paint if you want. Any coloring medium is actually will work well on this chipboard surface.

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I used craft heater to speed up the drying process of the white gesso. After that, I traced the coffee mug shape and the mug sleeve shape on top of the scrapbook paper and fussy cut them with scissors. I added the cut out scrapbook papers on top of each of the pieces using 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive Glue.

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I added some shadow around the mug pieces with Distress Ink Vintage Photo using the foam dauber. I added the coffee mug sleeve on top of the coffee mug with the same adhesive glue. I put couple acrylic stamping block to hold it down while the glue drying.

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I printed out the sentiment quote from one of the digital stamp sets on a white cardstock with inkjet printer. And then, I cut it out using the Pierced Pennant Dies.

I added the finished coffee mug on top of the acrylic chipboard with 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive Glue and I added the sentiment pennant 3D foam tape.

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I tied up some of the wrinkle ribbons on the clip and I added it on the clipboard. It is done. I like how this mini decoration turned out. Now, I have a fun coffee decoration in my craft room.

I hope you all like this project and get an inspiration to create project using Clear Scraps products.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have wonderful day!


Flowery Family First Home Pallet

Howdy,

Tami here to share another project with you today.

April showers bring May flowers, and this project features some big, bright, bold zinnias.

Clear Scraps released a bunch of new stencils and a pretty Zinnia is one of them; I used the 6" size. The new House Pallet Shape and Mini Family Shaker were also used in today's project.

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I love zinnias, they are so colorful and I used to plant them every summer - might be time to order some. I wanted to create a project that would really show off the Zinnia stencil, so I decided to make them the background for this home decor piece...

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I started by painting the House Pallet white, then used a file to lightly sand and distress it. Then I positioned the Zinnia stencil on the pallet, held it in place with some washi tape, then used creamy pigment inks to fill in the designs. 

I used a few colors to create some shading on the flowers and leaves...

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I continued moving the stencil around the pallet and filling in the flowers and leaves til I was happy with the background.

Then I painted the chipboard back of the Mini Family Shaker Box white and inked one of the chipboard forms with green ink.

I assembled the shaker; filling it with Summer Sequins...

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One hint when working with pigment inks, is to heat set your stenciled designs before you begin the next one. Most pigment inks dry fairly quickly on raw wood or chipboard, but there is some drying time. Heat setting dries your designs immediately and you will avoid smearing any wet portions. I also heat set the family chipboard piece of the shaker after I inked it.

I inked some canvas chipboard letters to match the flowers, then outlined them with a black permanent pen to define them. I also outlined the inside of the letters on the family chipboard using a white gel pen.

Once all the pieces were ready, it was glue and go!

I'm sure you can think of something to embellish using the Zinnia Stencil; it would look great on a canvas tote, or even a T-shirt.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Zinnia Stencil, House Pallet Shape, Mini Family Shaker and Summer Sequins

Other: ColorBox: Citrus Paintbox Pigment Ink and Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, White Canvas Chipboard Letters, White Acrylic Paint, White Gel Pen, Black Fine Point Permanent Pen, Paintbrush, File and Washi Tape


Creating a Water Color Bouquet with Stencils

 
Chris here!  I love this time of year when all the flowers are starting to bloom!  And its no secret that I love stencils and watercolors. So I thought....can I combine the two????  well a girl has  to try right???
 
I decided to try creating with Clear Scraps 6" Bouquet Daisies Stencil .  This project was fast and easy to recreate and makes a great card! 
 
Start by gathering your supplies.  In addition to the Clear Scraps 6" Bouquet Daisies Stencil , you will need water color paper, coordinating card stock, water color pencils, a waterbrush (or a paint brush with water). 
 

Begin by securing your stencil over your water color paper.


Trace your stencil using water color pencils.


Here is the image as traced, before I added water.

Using a water brush begin going over colored areas. You can see haw the pigment moves!

Here is a finished picture of the stenciled image.

 

To finish my project I trimmed it to fit my card and matted on coordinating card stock and stamped my sentiment.  I hope you are inspired to try some new techniques with your stencils.