Stencils

Hearts Memory-Dex Acrylic Dividers

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here to share a tutorial on how I decorated the  new Hearts Acrylic Dividers.  How cute are these just in time for Valentines Day?  I'm going to show you my techniques for each card which I have included a process video.  

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For card #1, which is the large heart, I colored the top and bottom with alcohol ink in Fiesta. A nice bright pink color for Valentines Day! 

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Once my alcohol ink was dry, I  flipped over my Divider and created a background with my stamp and StazOn Ink in black. 

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Lastly, I added a strip of patterned paper and embellishments to complete! 

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Here is a process video to show you how I decorated Card #1: 

For Card #2, I  colored the entire Divider with alcohol ink in light pink.  

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I  forgot to take photos of my step by step techniques but I  did create a video! 

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I love Card #3's cut out heart! So cute!  I used two different pearlized alcohol inks in pink and green to color my acrylic. 

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Here is the process video:

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Thank you for stopping by today!  You can see all of the Acrylic and Chipboard Dividers by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, chipboard stickers, brads, enamel dot: Simple Stories;  alcohol ink, Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook.com, Adhesives by 3L; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ink: Tsuneiko; stamp:  Mama Elephant. 


Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--Love Notes Easel Card

Hi all!  Laura here with you today to share some inspiration for getting those special Valentine's cards done!

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Easel cards are always so much fun to make, and if you've never tried one, they are easier than you think!  And what could make an easel card even better?  Well a Clear Scraps Mini Shaker of course!  There are many that would work for a Valentine's card, but I chose the Mini Shaker Envelope to send a little "Love Note" card!  This one is super easy to work with too!  Just pick your patterned paper for the back part of the shaker, and cut the rectangle to fit--no fussy cutting at all!  The front frame of the envelope was painted with black acrylic paint, and after it dried to add a little something extra, I used white ink and a script stamp. 

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After all was dry I glued the base layers together and added some of the Clear Scraps Sprinkles Heart Confetti Filler.  Then the acrylic layer and top frame were glued on.  And as a reminder--don't forget to peel that protective layer off of BOTH sides of the acrylic layer!

The card base is simple to create.  I made it a smidge smaller than an A2 size card (4&1/4"x5&1/2").  This card is 4"x5&1/4" when folded.  The base is black cardstock cut 5&1/4" by 8".

The 8" length is scored at 2" and again at 4".  Then folded and creased along those 2 score lines.  That will leave you with a piece that looks like this...

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Then you make a front that you will attach to the 2" fold on the front.  This piece you will attach is simply a 4"x5&1/4" piece of black cardstock with a I layered in a 3&3/4"x5" piece of red cardstock adhered to that.

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This is where the Mini Shaker Envelope will be attached.

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The last thing is to add a strip of paper and a little embellishment (I also added the striped paper that was made using the Clear Scraps 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil) to give the easel a place to hold when it's open.  A few embellishments on the envelope shaker are the finishing touches.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to make a few mini shaker easel cards of your own!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Envelope, Sprinkles Heart Confetti Filler, 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil.

Other:  Cardstock--Black, Red, Acrylic Paint--Black, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, Stampers Anonymous Script Stamp, 49& Market Spectrum Sherbet paper and ephemera, glue.

 


Stenciling with Torch Paste

HiYa!

Tami on the Clear Scraps Blog with a new project I'd like to show you.

If you check out crafting on any social media you have probably seen a new take on woodburning using torch paste.

I was intrigued by this process since - as you know - Clear Scraps has a LOT of different types of wood products!

I was especially interested in using the paste with a stencil as Clear Scraps carries LOTS of those too!

My youngest son got my a jar of the paste for Christmas as well as an industrial strength heat gun - which I hadn't really thought I needed. I found out quickly that I DID indeed need it as my regular embossing gun did not produce enough heat to "burn" the paste after 7-8 minutes. I'm not sure if with enough patience it would not have worked though.

It was fun experimenting with this new product and it was also very easy to do. The paste worked very well through the stencil and I got clean and clear results.

Here are a few HINTS to make the process easier for you if you'd like to try it:

  • lightly sand the surface of the item you are using and use a cloth to remove any excess dust.
  • chose a HEAT PROOF surface to work on!
  • tape down the stencil to the surface of the wood.
  • use a small sponge to apply the paste THINLY. I first tried using a palette knife, but this gave me a raised application of the torch paste that burned on top of the wood instead of into it. remove stencil after a few minutes.
  • allow the paste to dry completely before heating.
  • the heating process takes time, move the heat gun around the stenciled area, keeping it several inches above the surface. It is important to keep the gun moving and not hold it too close to the wood.
  • once you see the paste start to turn colors, continue to heat to desired color. You can stop at a light brown or keep heating for a darker brown or black. Be careful not to overheat which could result in you scorching the rest of the wood surface.
  • let the wood cool before handling and treat the heat gun as you would a HOT pan!

OBSERVE all the precautions you would take with fire or heat

I used the Small Shiplap Circle and Bouquet of Daisies 6 X 6 stencil on this embellishment for a basket.

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I applied a clear matte coat to protect the wood, but you could also stain it.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Small Shiplap Circle and Bouquet of Daisies 6 X 6 stencil

Other: Torch Paste, 1800 watt Heat Gun and DecoArt Clear Matte Sealer


Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--Cuppa Love To Go Home Decor

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today to share an idea for a cute Valentine's Day home decor project!

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The Clear Scraps Wood Shape 3 Packs are such a great blank canvas for so many of YOUR creative ideas!  Here I used the Wood Mason Jars 3 Pack.  I started by painting the base with black acrylic paint, and the "lid" with gray paint.  I then brushed it lightly with black paint to give it a little dimension.

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After it was dry, I used the Clear Scraps 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil--love this one because it has the bricks and also this great basic stripe that is really versatile!  Pink acrylic paint was sponged on through the stencil and it has a slight uneven look because of the pattern and I also went lighter in some areas as well.  After that dried, I used a large script stamp and white ink to create a background.  The white really pops on the black, but is still soft enough to let the decorations take center stage.  Which brings me to the next step...

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The adorable Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Coffee Mug!  This is a favorite because it's really season-less!  You can use it for any holiday, any occasion like a birthday, thinking of you, and yes, you can even use it on a home decor Valentine's project!  Here I painted the top frame piece with bright pink and white acrylic paint, added a pretty pink patterned paper to the back layer, and then finished it off with the Sprinkles Heart Confetti Mix available in the Clear Scraps store.  There are a lot of options in the store for both shakers and fillers for all kinds of occasions and projects, find the shakers HERE and the fillers HERE.  And after the shaker was done, I added a few ephemera pieces and the twine around the top.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you found a little inspiration in today's project!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Mason Jars 3 Pack, 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil, Mini Shaker Coffee Mug, Sprinkles Heart Confetti Mix.

Other:  Acrylic paint--black, pink, gray, 49 & Market Spectrum Sherbert Collection--paper and ephemera,

Stampers Anonymous Script Stamp, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, twine, glue, foam tape.


Shiplap Jar Baby Bottle Display

Do you struggle with ideas to give to new parents?  I know that it's fun to shop for baby clothes but sometimes I want to give a gift with more meaning too.  Hi, it's Maureen with you today!  I have a clever idea for you, using the Small Shiplap Jar Wood Shape from Clear Scraps.

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This project can be a name display for a baby shower or a picture frame - the possibilities are endless!  I've chosen a yellow gingham paper as a backdrop, and traced the shape on the paper.  I've cut it out and began to stencil a design on the front.  This 6" Flowers Masking Stencil is SUPER cute for this project!  I'm using a light gray ink and a sponge to stencil over the paper.

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Glue the floral stenciled paper to the jar.  Sand the edges or trim as needed.

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Next, I've cut a baby bottle shape out with my electronic cutting machine in both white and yellow card stock.  I've estimated the size of the jar because I then glue this to the top of the jar.  Right before gluing, I stenciled a pattern on the rim with gray ink, using the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil.  I love yellow and gray together!

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A 3D element I add next is a white lace ribbon, right under the rim of the baby bottle lid.  Glue this on with a tacky glue.

More embellishments are added at the bottom corner and top as well.  These include a variety of buttons, flowers and ribbon.

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Next, use a mini clipboard clip and some tacky glue and adhere it to the front.  This can be left empty until you give it to the recipient.  They can add a photo of their future bundle of joy when they arrive.  Or, you can do what I did and add a paper frame with some paper embellishments to make it more obvious that a picture should go there.

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What a delightful gift to give to a new mom (or dad)!  What other designs can you see yourself making with this jar shape?

Thanks for joining me!  See you next time!

Maureen


Clear Scraps--Shiplap Shapes--I Love Winter Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to kick start the New Year with some crafting inspiration!

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So as all the holiday decor comes down, I always find myself looking for a little decor to brighten up those dull winter days.  I love the buffalo plaid look and that combo of red, white and black for a cozy winter theme, so I grabbed some patterned papers, a stencil and some paint, and one of the Clear Scraps Heart Shiplap Shapes in the large size.

These pieces are so large,pieces are SO large--a 12x12 paper will not cover them.  So I started by painting the top and bottom with black acrylic paint, then I used the Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil to add snowflakes with white paint.   Then I cut 2 pieces of plaid background paper to cover the center.

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To cover the gap left, I cut a larger piece of buffalo plaid paper, and then punched a snowflake border out of black cardstock.  Next step was to create the cute mitten shakers.  These are the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mittens.  They are also painted with black and white acrylic paint, and the back traced onto a pretty paper, cut out, then glued onto the back piece. 

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Once dry, they were filled with Clear Scraps shaker fillers--a combo of the Sprinkles Love Mix and the Holiday Sequins (with the green color pulled out).  They were tied with a twine bow and glued onto the buffalo plaid area.  Then to add a little fun touch, I painted some of the Clear Scraps Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments to place around the mittens.  Then I added enamel dots on the snowflakes.  You could use any bling, or even some glitter glue to give them a little pizzazz.  The title was added next to this.

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I used some glittery alphas, a few stickers, and cut a heart from the buffalo plaid.  The result is a cute project to decorate during the winter doldrums!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Heart Shiplap Shape, 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil, Mini Shaker Mittens, Sprinkles Love Mix, Holiday Sequins, Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Acrylic paint--black, white.  Black cardstock, twine, enamel dots, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Photoplay Paper Kringle & Co.

 


Winter Mixed Layer Tab Album

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a mini book I created all about winter!  Cold weather is in full swing here in Central Illinois so I documented photos of my kids from a photo shoot from last winter.  I will have to say I'm not a big fan of the cold but I do love scrapping about it! LOL  For today's project, I used the Mixed Layer Tab Album which consists of five pages of acrylic and chipboard pages! 

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For my front cover, I used the new Star Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I added a light coat of acrylic paint in white to the surface. I did not worry about whether I had full coverage because I knew I  would be adding other mediums over the top. 

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Next, I heat set a pretty light glitter blue embossing powder to the top and bottom portions of the tree as shown. Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I added strips of paper in the "bare' portion and cut away any excess with scissors. 

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I set aside my Tree to work on the front acrylic cover.  Using the 6 Inch Ice Crystals Snowflake Mascil and StazOn Opaque, I lightly daubed the ink onto my acrylic.  This is a great technique to use with any of the StazOn colors and Clear Scraps Mascils/Stencils! 

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Here is a close up of the Tree Star Chipboard Embellishment on my front cover!  I added some smaller embellishments to accent as well as added ribbon to the top. 

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The first page is chipboard and I added a 4 1/2 x 7 inch background patterned paper.  For most pages, I used a 4x4 or 4x6 photo.  Here, I created a pocket behind my photo to add some journaling. 

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A close up of the journaling...this is a great way to hide extra elements in your album! 

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Here on the backside of my first page, I created a flap with washi tape and a journaling spot over my photo. 

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I always like adding extra pages to my books! Here, I used a 3x5 inch piece of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet. Using the same Mascil, I  added modeling paste followed by some gorgeous glitter.  Just a fun element to add some shine to album!

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Another one of my favorite things to do is get out my Scor-Pal and create folds to add extra journaling or photos.  Here, I created my own waterfall with white cardstock! 

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Another pocket page with journaling elements tucked inside! 

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For the last acrylic page, I added some white paint along the edges to give it a "snowy" feel.  I then again used my Scor-Pal to create a flap to add extra photos as well as make a fun page with tags and embellishments! 

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Here is the inside of the page! I love how it turned out! 

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And here is the last page which I added more tags from the collection I used!  The last page of the book is a solid piece of chipboard with I covered with back cover with patterned paper.  You can then add chrome book rings or string ribbon through to bind your pages together! 

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

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, brads, enamel dots, chipboard stickers, foam stickers, die cut shapes: Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3L Adhesive, Scor-Tape; ink: Ranger; embossing powder:  Recollections; bakers twine: The Twinery, We R Memory Keepers; paint: DecoArt; score tool: Scor-Pal; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; stapler: Fiskars; sewing machine: Janome; typewriter: Brother; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon. 


Clear Scraps--Shiplap Shapes--Vintage Christmas Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share some inspiration for creating your own Christmas home decor using the Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes!  I've started this project with the Clear Scraps Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Large

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The cutting board was painted with white acrylic paint and then left to dry.  Next I took the Clear Scraps 5x9 Plaid Stencil and used a red acrylic paint with a bit of pink mixed in to color match and stenciled onto white cardstock.  Once dry I matted this strip onto a piece of black cardstock to make it pop a bit, then glued onto the bottom of the cutting board.  I fussy cut out some pretty embellishment pieces and added those using some foam tape to create dimension. 

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The Clear Scraps Christmas Chipboard Word Title was painted red, then coated with glitter glue.  The pretty ornaments are from Clear Scraps too!  They are one of their chipboard embellishments.  These are called the Star Bulb Chipboard Embellishments.  They remind me of old vintage Christmas ornaments.  They were painted and I added a coat of glitter glue to these as well.  I then went around the wreath (that was also fussy cut and glued onto the cutting board shape) and added touches here and there of glitter glue. 

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If you haven't perused the Clear Scraps Store to see all of the great options  you are missing some amazing crafty goodness!  You can create something for about every holiday or special occasion you can think of with all the options available!  You can find all the Shiplap Shapes HERE---and remember they come in small, medium and large!  The same goes for the Chipboard Shapes and the Chipboard Word Titles.  You can find so many fun embellishments that you can customize to YOUR project!  That's my favorite thing about them!

Well thanks for stopping by today!  Come back soon for more inspiration!

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Large5x9 Plaid Stencil, Christmas Chipboard Word Title, Star Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Red, white and pink acrylic paint.  Mintay Merry Little Christmas collection, tulle, twine, stardust gliter glue, foam tape, glue.


Merry Christmas

Hey guys, it’s Tmika.. with a process tutorial. If you know me, then you know I do not prefer the color purple. I don’t know why, I just don’t. However, when I saw this new paper collection at Scrapbook.com I had to pick it up. It definitely intrigued my shabby chic side and it peaked my interest on loving purple just a teeny bit more. I know my purple people will love reading that, lol!

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I making a sign for my craft room, because I love all things shabby and this will fit right in with my other shabby projects. Not much purple there… For obvious reasons… But it’s a start. I started out using the Slimline Acrylic Wave mini album as my base. I absolutely love clear anything! Clear bags,  clear totes clear… packaging all of it… So when I saw this I knew exactly what I wanted to do with all of the pieces. I will slowly create some wall art using each of the pieces. The wall art will be pretty substantial as there are five pieces to the set! 
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I gathered more items from my stash that I knew I was going to use. I grab some puffy stickers, some colored tree branches, flat back pearls, A little lace, and chip board.

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After I removed the plastic coating from the front, I started With my brick stencil. I love this 2-piece set called 5 x 9 grunge brick stencil.

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I used some white ink and dabbed over the top of the stencil to create my mixed media base. Let that dry for a little bit before moving onto the next part.
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After the ink dried on the acrylic piece, I started with my rub ons  from the paper collection. 

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Next up I grabbed a little bit of lace to add to my shabby chic layout. Just a little will do you!

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I had some leftover paper flowers that I print and cut out from a previous project. So I decided that they should go on this layout as well since the colors matched perfectly! 
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I had this gold snowflake in my stash from a few years ago. And I figured it would match perfectly. I cut it in half and laid it on the lay out with a pop dot and some hot glue. I wanted it to peek out from behind the focus point just a little bit.

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I pulled some of the papers from the 6x6 paper pad that I wanted to use and cut them into a few strips. I adhere the strips with white glue on top of some chipboard to create a sturdy foundation. I also did a little fussy cutting from some of the flowers in the paper, however I did not use them in the layout. I’ll save those for another time.

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I staggered my chip board paper strips on top of each other and secured them with hot glue and a foam dot. I added the other side of my snowflake to even out the layout.

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I grab some flowers from my stash and started to prep them. I curled out the ends with a thin paintbrush to create little green curly cues. I also fluffed out the flowers because they had probably been sitting in my flower drawer for a couple months.

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I laid coordinating flower colors down on my layout in a nice even spread.

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I added the words merry Christmas to my Layout using the gold puffy stickers. I thought it looked perfect on the right of the layout.  

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And as a final touch, I added some Gold sparkly trim to use as my hanging element. The acrylic album has three holes punched on the side. I covered one hole in the middle with the rub ons. I left the other two open so that I am able to pull the gold trim through. I tried that in the night to secure it and there we go! 
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I absolutely love how my layout turned out. It definitely touches my shabby chic side. And I may have to give purple a little bit more of a chance, lol! I hope you have enjoyed what I created! Until next time…

 

Virtual Hugs, 

Tmika


Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Family Traditions LO

Hello everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing

a little scrapbooking inspiration.  I've got a LO that

would be perfect for those Thanksgiving pictures

you are bound to have after spending the day with

family and friends.

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It's full of warm fall colors, and family togetherness.

The base is olive green cardstock, and I started

building the layers with one of the Clear Scraps

stencils that has quickly become a favorite!  It's

the 5x9 Leaf Stencil that I dabbed on using a soft

orange/yellow paint.  The stencil gives you 2 great

options to use on all sorts of projects in any season.

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After layering in some plaid patterned papers, it

was time to embellish.  I used a few stickers and

twine, and also grabbed some of the Clear Scraps

chipboard.  The Family Chipboard Word Title

is a perfect addition to sum up the LO idea.

It's painted with acrylic paint (same as the

leaves with the stencil) and then brushed

with some distress ink to make it pop a bit.

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The  Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment

was decorated by painting his beard with

gray acrylic paint, his little shoes black

(I used a brush for the detail work) and

then I cut a piece of paper in the shape of

of the nose and added paint and ink 'til

I got a look I liked.  While that dried, I

had already traced him onto some pretty

fall patterned scrapbook paper, so it was

time to fussy cut him out, then glue to the

front (hat) or back (beard) of the gnome.

I added a band and some stickers to the hat.

When I glued him to the page, I saved the

nose for last and added foam tape under to

give it some dimension.  Then a few more

stickers across the front and he was done!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  5x9 Leaf Stencil, Family Chipboard Word Title,

Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Collection paper and stickers,

acrylic paint--orange, yellow, gray, black, white, pink,

Walnut Stain Distress Ink, twine, glue, foam tape.


Give Thanks Memorydex Card

Hi crafty friends!

 

Today I am sharing a a beautiful pink autumn memorydex card. If you are not aware of what a memorydex card is, it is basically an updated version of a roladex used for memory keeping. It also serves as a way to share your art with someone else. You can add a message, photo, or journaling to the back. 

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My memorydex card features gold stitching and tons of layering. I used the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment and the 4x6 Plaid Stencil  for this projects. Once I layered my base papers for the memorydex, I used the Plaid Stencil to add some texture using modeling paste. While that dried, I covered one of the Fancy Butterflies with nuvo drops. 

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Once everything was dried, I added a little color to the areas that were stenciled and then began layering all of elements. I treated this memorydex card just as I would have a regulars A2 or Slimline greeting card that I create. Finally I went back in and added some shimmer and small details.

 

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Now my memorydex card  is complete. I think I will send this to crafty friend to show have grateful and thankful I am for them in this season.

If you choose to recreate this project, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,

Natasha

 


Ribbon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! It is Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using the Ribbon Mini Shaker Shape!  November is lung cancer awareness month so I thought I would use the shaker for a page all about my sweet angel mother.  My mom passed away from lung cancer a little over 13 years ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her dearly.  I think creating pages such as these are therapeutic and healing.  

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After adhering my background paper down, I used the 5x9 Circle Dots Patterns Stencil with three coordinating Distress Oxide Inks.  I blended my inks around where I  would place my photo. 

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I set my page aside to work on my Mini Shaker Shape.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker.  I trimmed away excess paper with scissors as well as used my sanding stick to smooth the edges. 

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For the top and two insides frames, I painted them with white acrylic paint as shown.  I  chose white because it is the ribbon color for lung cancer awareness. 

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I added small beaded sequins to the inside of my shaker after adhering my two center frames. I then adhered the acrylic overlay and clipped my pieces together while the adhesive dried. 

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I then adhered the top frame and added a sentiment die cut shape to the center.   You can also see a small wood heart I added as well. 

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Along the border of my two patterns,  I layered stickers, die cuts, and hand punched circles using foam dots on some of the elements. 

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Here is a close up of the Distress Oxide Ink with the stencil along with some of the embellishments mixed in. 

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As I get older, the less I like my handwriting! So, I decided to type out my journaling on my typewriter and white cardstock. I adhered each piece with my Beacon 3-in-1. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! I  hope this inspires you to create a layout about one of your loved ones that you have lost. 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, washi tape:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive:  Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollections; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; blending brushes: Taylored Expressions; typewriter: Brother; spray ink:  October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, vellum


Large Cutting Board Shiplap Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer here today to share another one of the fabulous Shiplap Shapes!  If you haven't had a chance to create a project with one of these yet, you must! Not only do they come in two sizes but there are a variety of designs to choose from!  Today, I'm sharing the Large Cutting Board Shiplap Shape as well as techniques I used to create my project! 

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I began by adding a generous coat of chalk paint in a nice "greige" color.  After my paint was dry, I did go back with my sanding tool to distress the sides to add some texture. 

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Using the 4x6 Hello Fall Stencil, I secured it to the bottom right hand corner of my Cutting Board.  I had just enough of some of my metallic paste left for my project to use and applied with a spatula.  I allowed ample time for the paste to dry with my stencil still in place

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I then turned my Cutting Board around to work on my next stencil.  This time using painters tape, I used the 5x9 Leaves Mixer Stencil along the top slat of the board.  In a circular motion and with ample pressure, I applied my Metallic Gilding Polish (the color is Gold Treasure). 

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Once the polish was dry, I adhered my patterned paper as shown using my Beacon Adhesive. I trimmed any excess with scissors as well used my sanding tool.

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Before removing my stencil, I blended Distress Oxide Inks into the metallic paste. I did use some texture resist spray because I wanted to see if it would work but I think it just made a mess LOL.  

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I decorated three of the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes as shown and adhered them with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  

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Here is a close up of the Gilding Polish with the stencil.  Not perfect but that is totally ok! 

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Last, I added ribbon and some fall foliage to accent using my hot glue gun!  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all of the Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; Metallic Gilding Polish: Creative Expressions;  ribbon:  Recollections; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; mini flowers: Prima; sewing machine: Janome; misc: hot glue gun, floral pieces, painters tape

 

 


Clear Scraps Square Shiplap Shape Large--Bootiful Home Decor

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

project to get you ready for your Halloween decorating!

Clear_Scraps_Square Shiplap Shape_Bootiful Home Decor(1)So many fun things on this project!  It starts with

the Clear Scraps Square Shiplap Shape Large.

It's painted with green distress paint, then brushed

around the edges with black distress paint.  After

this dried, then it was time to use the Clear Scraps

5x9 Leaves Stencil to create the background.

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I shared this picture to show--even if you are afraid to

stencil--don't be!  I was guesstimating how large I wanted

the background and  needed it a little wider to do what

I wanted after I did the square.  They are very forgiving!

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Looks great!  You'd never know about the "mistake". 

I wanted it to look like it had a frame on here.  You

could find an inexpensive frame to give it more

dimension.  I made a 1/4" frame out of black cardstock

 and then made the focal point center square.

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Along with the journal card, ephemera and stickers,

the Clear Scraps chipboard makes an adorable addition!

The Ghost Chipboard Embellishments are painted with

white acrylic paint and brushed with gray distress ink.

A little foam tape really helps to make them pop!

The "Spooky" Chipboard Word Title is painted in

green distress paint, and brushed with a little

white on top and bottom to bring it out against

the darker background.   Make sure not to miss

these in the Clear Scraps store!  There is such a

huge variety of both!  You can find the Chipboard

Embellishments HERE and the Word Titles HERE.

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The third little ghost is peeking out from behind the corner of

the center area. So great that you get three in the one package!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Shiplap Shape Large, 5x9 Leaves Stencil,

Ghost Chipboard Embellishments"Spooky" Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Peeled Paint, Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Paint,

Hickory Smoke Distress Ink,  PhotoPlay Paper Fright Night

collection kit and ephemera, twine, black cardstock, foam tape.


Jack-O-Lantern Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello friends! Its October and that means Halloween will be here in a few weeks! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for as well as to create crafty projects for! Today, I'm sharing a layout I made using some of the new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I have this adorable photo of my niece and nephew trick or treating from a couple years ago and thought the Jack-o-lantern Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would be a perfect accent! 

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I began by painting my Jack-o-lanterns with chalk paint in a nice bright orange. 

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Once they were dry, I covered the entire surface with embossing ink.  I then added a generous amount of embossing powder in a nice bright Holographic color. Once I removed the excess powder, I set with my heat gun.  I repeated these steps on the second Jack-o-lantern and backed each with patterned paper 

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I wanted to add some dimension to my background next to my photo and secured the 5x9 Circle Dot Mixer Stencil with washi tape.  With a spatula, I  applied a thin layer of modeling paste in a downward motion. I did not worry about my paste being perfect and filling all of the holes. 

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Once my paste was dry, I placed my stencil over the top of my modeling paste and blended in Distress Oxide Inks (again not worrying about my technique being perfect)

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I affixed my Jack-o-lanterns to my page using foam dots and Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. For this one shown, I added a small amount of Halloween colored bakers twine.


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Here are some close ups of the Jack-o-lantern along with the modeling paste + Distress Oxide.   You can also see that I  added splashes of spray ink as well as enamel dot and brads.

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Thank you stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, enamel dots:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Inks, Spray Inks, Embossing Ink, Embossing Powder, pigment ink: Ranger;   bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; date stamp: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread