Stenciled Jeans


Tami here with a project I'd like to share with you. 

Embellished jeans are growing in popularity this season, but they can be a bit pricey. With the kids heading back to school and needing new school clothes and supplies, shopping on a budget is a must for most of us. So why not add those embellishments to some inexpensive jeans or even upcycle some from a resale shop.

If you have a crafty teen or tween, they might enjoy trying this project all by themselves. It would be easy enough for younger kiddos to attempt too with a little help from mom or grandma.

I found some jeans on clearance for around $10 and decided to add a little bit of summer to them to enjoy the season a little longer before heading into fall...


Clear Scraps has TONS of stencils in lots of great themes and designs. The stencils also come in 2 sizes: 6" and 12", so you can pick which size would work best for your project. You could even use both sizes to add a mix of different sizes of designs to your altered clothing.

I wanted to embellish the bottoms of my jeans with flowers so I selected the 12" Flower Power Stencil...

I started by washing and drying the jeans to make sure I removed any sizing that was in the fabric. The sizing can sometimes prevent the ink or paint you use from fully penetrating the fabric, or make the designs wash off easily.

If needed, also iron the fabric to make sure it is nice and flat. I tucked a few layers of paper in the legs of the jeans as I worked to prevent the ink from leaking through to the other side. Check the directions on the paint or ink you use to find out how to "set" it and make it permanent.

I used a craft ink that needs to be heat set to make it permanent.

Blue Painter's Tape is helpful to hold the stencil in place as you work. I also use it to tape over any designs that are close to the ones I plan to use so I don't accidentally ink a portion of a stencil I didn't want to use. 

I inked all the flowers first, then heat set them. Next, I outlined them with a permanent pen to make the designs stand out more. 

The last step was to sew on some buttons for the flower centers; I used white embroidery thread. You can add a drop of glue (that withstands washing) to the knot to keep the button in place.


You could also sew on some trim along the bottom of the jeans.

Another option is to use some scrap denim to stencil designs on, then cut them out and glue or sew them on. the edges will ravel a little bit each time in the wash, distressing the look! Or you could zig zag stitch around them or use a product to seal the edges if you don't want it to ravel.

Your child will have something unique to wear to school that no one else will have! 

I hope you enjoyed today's project; please stop back by soon. Some brand spanking NeW designers have joined the team and will be sharing their projects and talent with you starting this month!


Clear Scraps: 12 Inch Power Power Mascil 

Other: Clearsnap: ColorBox Crafter's Ink and Stylus and Tips, Blue Painters Tape, Jeans, Buttons, Embroidery Floss and Black Permanent Pen



It's Sandy Diller here today and friends is the subject for this project where I used the Deco Pallet Shape and the Circle Dots Stencil  and the word "Friends" from Clear Scraps.

This display can easily be used for any photo.  I left the top part of the word "Friends" with no glue (as shown below) so a photo can be slipped in or out for any occasion.

I created some lovely flowers to decorate the frame using the same ink as below.

I began by cutting a shape from paper using the pallet shape as a pattern.  It can be attached using any method you like but I used my Xyron Machine to make the back sticky.  Some pink ink was added around the edges to create a soft edge.
After attaching the paper and cleaning up the edges I added some stenciling using the Circle Dots Stencil.  I masked off part of the stencil so it would have a random edge that I could make fade out.
I mixed some reinkers to paint with - now it will match the flowers and stenciling.
Thank  you so much for joining me today and I hope you have been inspired.


My Happy Place

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! I'm excited to share my Home Decor project using the brand new Shiplap shapes from Clear Scraps! Be sure to take a look at all the fun shapes and sizes available. Click Here

Today for my project I chose the Circle Shiplap Shape large Click Here and House Shiplap Shape Click Here small. 

To begin our project I took some chalk paint and a sponge brush and painted the front side of my round Shiplap Shape. Let dry. 


Next I taped my Clear Scraps New Grunge Brick stencil Click Here in place onto my wood surface. Then with my pallet knife I spread some Crackle texture paste over my stencil. Scrape off any excess. Carefully lift off your stencil and let dry. I repeated this step on another section of my wood surface. Let your crackle dry throughly overnight before you go to the next step. I recommend you don't use a heat tool to dry the crackle. You'll get better crackle results letting it air dry.


Now we can add some color to our crackle stenciled surface. I chose to use Spectrum Noir inks and a Distress ink along with an ink dabber and gently rubbed three different color inks over my stenciled areas. 


Here's a close up!


Now set aside and take your House Shiplap Shape and decorate the top surface. I chose to decorate my house shape with Mintay papers but you can paint, ink or decorate however you like. I chose 2 different coordinating papers and cut and glued to my house using Beacon glue. Then I cut away any excess paper using my x-acto knife and then took my sanding tool and smoothed around all the edges. To decorate my house shape, I added some chipboard sticker sentiments and circle shape from one of the coordinating papers. I also added a cute puffy sticker heart on the chimney!

Here's a closeup!


Now the fun part is decorating your Shiplap Shape! I fuzzy cut some images from my papers and inked around all the edges. I like to arrange the placement of my pieces, before adhering them to my project. I added foam tape to the back of my Shiplap house shape before adhering down onto my round Shiplap piece. This adds some dimension which I love. I added foam dots to some of my embellishments and some matching stickers. Then I added a few crystal gems in scattered areas on my project. Added alittle glitter to my butterflies wings!

To finish, I took two pieces of light blue and Pink Tulle and with hot glue I attached a hanger to the back of my wood shape. Now it's ready to display on your wall. 


Here's some closeups!



I hope you were inspired today and you'll want to try creating some for yourself or as a gift to surprise someone special! Thanks again for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out all the new products on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Until next time Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies used: Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks: Winter Rose and Oasis, Distress ink Rusty Hinge,  Ranger Texture Crackle Paste, X-acto knife, sanding tool, Mintay My Happy Place paper collection, Stickles glitter-diamond, foam dots, foam tape, Prima crystals, Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug



Decked Out Independence Day Gnomie

Hey, everybody! Leslie here, sharing a super fun project with you today! I love anything Americana and I absolutely LOVE gnomes so that combination can only mean the coolest gnomie ever! This project features our Medium Gnome 1 holding a Mini Shaker Flag embellished with the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil, and he's all decked out in red, white and blue patterned papers with a gray marble patterned paper beard and blue cardstock shoes! ;) Oh, this was a fun one!


I covered all the wood Medium Gnome 1 pieces with patterned paper and cardstock, and inked the edges in black soot distress ink. The only painting I did on the gnome was his nose and little hands which called for a mixture of paints (Liquitex Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide and Titanium White) to achieve a flesh color. I embellished his hat with two border die cuts and upper/lowercase dsie cut alphas.

I painted the Mini Shaker Flag pole with a silver metallic paint pen, covered the front chipboard form with the same blue cardstock I used for his shoes, and inked the edges. I used the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil, Liquitex Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paint and a foam brush to stencil the design to resemble flag stripes on the chipboard back, and adhered four small punched stars. I adhered the next two chipboard forms onto the chipboard back, filled the shaker with red and blue stars and white seed beads, and adhered the acrylic divider (after removing the protective film) and then the front chipboard form.


I adhered the flag to the front of the gnome and adhered his hands to appear as though he's gripping the flag pole. ;)


Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Gnome 1
Mini Shaker Flag
5x9 Wave Strips Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned paper, distress ink, paint pen, assorted acrylic paints, dies and punch, glue, collage medium, die cutting machine, sequins, seed beads

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Life is Good - in the hood

 Hello friends and welcome back,

It's Sandy Diller here to share a fun project using 4 great products from Clear Scraps - the new Large Shiplap Heart, the Small Shiplap House, the Life is Good Chipboard Script Word Title and the Sun Rise Stencil.  I had a great time making this so let's get started.

I was inspired to make this shiplap panel after a lovely bike ride around my neighborhood seeing so many cacti in bloom.  I snapped a few photos to display here. 

I began by blending some ink on the Shiplap Heart near the top and then added some washi tape at the bottom.

Next came some embossing paste and the Sun Rise Stencil.

I ripped up some corrugated paper to make a mountain that is edged in a darker brown.
After adding the mountains to the shiplap I covered the shiplap house with paper and then added it on the right side. 

I painted "Life is Good" with some gold paint and then cut out the words "in the hood" using dies.



Using some old slides, I removed the film and added in my photos.  Next came a camera that I cut using a die from the Movers and Shapers.  I have a red camera so I made mine red.
To finish this project I added the photos around the top of the camera.  I did use some foam tape on the back to make them pop up.
Thanks for joining me today - Life Is Good!!


Small Shiplap Shapes Home Decor

Hello friends and happy Monday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share some of the new adorable Shiplap Shapes!  I create some spring themed door hangers using the Small Circle and Small Heart Shiplap Shape.  And I'm going to show you my techniques! 


I used the same technique for each background of my  Shiplap shapes so I'm just going to show you the circle.  First I added a light coat of chalk paint in Patina.  


Once my paint was dry, I used a tea light candle and applied wax to the surface of the wood. The more wax you apply will equal a more distressed effect. 


Next, I applied white chalk paint in small sections.  I used my scraper in an upward motion while my paint was still wet.  You can apply your scraper as gentle or hard as you prefer.  


I adhered strips of patterned paper to the lower center of the circle followed by die cuts and stickers from the collection I used.  I  matted a favorite wallet sized photo onto white cardstock as well as added a metal clip. I thought the Circle Shiplap Shape would be a cute way to display a picture. 


Here are close ups of the project! 



For the Small Heart Shiplap Shape, I again used the same background technique with chalk paint and wax. Then using the 4x6 Hello Spring Stencil plus Distress Oxide Ink in pink, I blended my color directly onto the heart. 


Here is a close up of the end result!  I also added a small strip of patterned paper as well as die cut flowers, butterflies and enamel dots. 



For both of my projects I adhered pink/white chevron ribbon to the back for easy display.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all the new Clear Scraps releases by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, epoxy stickers, enamel dots: Pinkfresh Studios; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Ink, metal clip: Ranger; Ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, tealight candle, scraper. 

Clear Scraps DIY Pallet--Springtime Flowers Home Decor

Hi there all!  Laura is here to share with you today!

Who is ready for warmer temperatures and

the beautiful flowers they bring?  We are just starting to

see some activity here in the midwest and until then,

I have a great little spring decor project using some of

the new items available from Clear Scraps!

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This bright, fun home decor project starts with the

Clear Scraps Square Medium DIY pallet shape.

It's painted a bright cheerful aqua color of acrylic paint,

and then it was stenciled, using white acrylic paint that

was sponged on over the NEW Clear Scraps

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil.

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Love the fun detail and depth this stencil gives this piece!

I also love that you get 2 stencils in one on these

new 5x9 stencils!!  So many different possibilities! 

If you'd like to see all the  options available,

check out the NEW section HERE!

Another of the great new items you can find in the

Clear Scraps store are the fun Shiplap Shapes! 

They come in different sizes and shapes, and you

can use them to create in so many ways! I used

the Circle Shiplap Shape Small in this project.

It fits just perfectly in the center of this pallet shape

so it makes a perfect layering piece!  It was just

painted with orange paint and then I used a strip of

a bright, springtime pretty, floral print paper

across the center of the circle, then added the sweet

little flower cart and sentiment.

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It really creates the focal point for this home decor

project.  The circle is surrounded by pretty paper

ephemera flowers to really make it pop!

Feels like Springtime doesn't it?!  And super quick and

simple!  Just a few enamel dots and it's complete!  If

you wanted you could add a ribbon to hang this from,

or just display it in an easel.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil,

Circle Shiplap Shape Small.

Other:  Acrylic paint--aqua, orange, white,

Simple Stories Full Bloom--papers, ephemera,

foam tape, glue, enamel dots.

Drinking Out of a Mason Jar is a Cute Thing!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a 3-D shaker refrigerator magnet featuring our Stones Stencil and Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments! I love 'thinking outside the box' with my crafty projects, and all it took to make the chipboard into a 3-D shaker was a couple double-sided adhesive foam strips and some acetate! The Stones stencil is one of several new stencils in the store and I used it with distress inks to embellish the banner on the front of the mason jar. 


I started by coloring the top chipboard form of the Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments as well as the edge of the chipboard back with a gray alcohol marker. I cut a piece of white cardstock and a piece of clear acetate the shape of the mason jar chipboard back, set aside the acetate piece, and colored three-quarters of the white cardstock with a yellow alcohol marker to resemble lemonade. I stamped a whimsical lemon in the bottom right corner in three coordinating yellow inks, and adhered the cardstock panel to the chipboard back so it's visible through the aperture.


I adhered the paper straw in place and then added two double-sided adhesive foam strips around the edge of the mason jar, one on top of the other. I placed the top chipboard form onto the adhesive strips, added yellow sequins, and adhered the acetate piece on the very top to resemble glass. I added a twine bow around the top of the mason jar as well as a die cut banner with a computer-generated sentiment that I stenciled with the Stones Stencil and three distress inks.


I adhered a strip of cardstock around the outside edge of the mason jar to conceal the adhesive foam strip, and then adhered two small disc magnets on the back with distress collage medium which finished the project.

Clear Scraps products used:
Stones Stencil
Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Cardstock, clear stamps, dye inks, stamp positioner, alcohol markers, distress inks, blending brush, die, paper trimmer, craft glue, collage medium, adhesive foam strips, paper straw, sequins, craft plastic, twine, small disc magnets

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes--Bee-utiful Spring Decor

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

easy project with one of Clear Scraps BRAND NEW Shiplap Shapes!

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How cute is this little Cutting Board Shiplap Shape?!!  The great

thing about these shapes is that the smaller versions are a GREAT

fit for the cute little tiered trays everyone loves to decorate!  This

 shape and several others are are available in the store now! 

There are some great options for all of your project ideas, and

also some are in the larger version!  Make sure to check out

the "what's new" section in the Clear Scraps store right HERE!

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Such a cute addition to spring/Easter decor in this display!  And

very easy to create this project.  The base Shiplap Shape was

painted using gray and white acrylic paint brushed lightly onto

the surface. A little of the wood was left to peek through to give

it a lot of texture.  To give the handle on the board a little pizazz,

one of the new Clear Scraps Stencils to the rescue!

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The 5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil has a great "stripe" stencil as one

of the two in one choices on these stencils.  A little white acrylic

paint was dabbed onto the handle through the stencil to create

the stripes.  With these new stencils, love you can get double the

creativity from one stencil!  If you'd like to see all of the options

available of these versatile stencils,  you can find them in the

"what's new" section of the Clear Scraps store as well!   Pop over

to visit and check out all the newness!

The project was completed with a few pieces of ephemera,

a little foam tape, a cute bow and it was ready to use in my decor!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Small

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil

Other:  Acrylic paint--white, gray, ribbon, twine,

Simple Stories Full Bloom Bits & Pieces, foam tape.

Stenciled Flower Pots Canvas Bag


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today.

I hope you are enjoying some lovely Spring weather where you live. The days have been REALLY pretty lately, lots of sunshine, blue skies and gentle breezes here in Texas.

The nice weather gets me thinking it's time to do some Spring planting! And not only in my flower pots, how about in some Springtime crafting?

Clear Scraps has some really great stencil designs and one of them is the 6" Flower Pots Stencil...

I had recently purchased several blank canvas bags and I thought this stencil would be a great way to dress one of them up a bit.

Take a peek at my finished bag...


I started by applying 2 different colors of Fabric Ink to each flower - adding some shading around the outside with the darker color. Then I used green for the stems and brown with a bit of orange for highlights on the pots. I then heat set the inks - follow the directions for your specific type. I decided to loosely outline the designs with a fine tip black permanent pen. I had some green felt leaves so I adhered them to the stems. You could also cut some out yourself.  As a finishing touch I adhered buttons tied with twine to the centers of the flowers.

Dressed up canvas bags would make nice inexpensive party or wedding favors. Or make a set for yourself to to use when you travel. 

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!


Clear Scraps: 6" Flower Pots Stenci

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Fabric Tac, Clear Snap: Fabric Pigment Inks, Fine Tip Black Permanent Pen, Felt Leaves, Buttons, Twine and Canvas Bag

Rejoice Easter card

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I have a Easter cardmaking idea to share. I think handmade cards are as much fun to create as to receive. Don't you? Have you seen all the new shakers and stencils now on the Clear Scraps website? Be sure to check them out.

Today's card features the new Clear Scraps  Plaid mixer stencil Click Here  Easter egg shaker Click Here and chipboard mix crosses Click Here


To begin I started with a 7x6 white card and 3 bright colored Distress inks. I chose Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn. Tape your stencil in place with Washi tape. Then using an ink dabber, apply each color of Distress ink using a circular motion.


I alternated my colors over each section of my stencil. I just love the Plaid design. Don't you? Carefully lift off your stencil from your paper. Then I matted my stenciled card onto a piece of bright pink cardstock. Trim leaving a 1/8 inch pink border around the edge. Apply some foam tape to the back before adhering to 6x6 white card base, leaving about 1/8 inch of my white card showing. Set your card aside. 

Now take your shaker pieces out of your package and using a pencil, trace around your bottom shaker piece onto a patterned paper of your choice. Then using Beacon glue, adhere your paper onto your shaker piece. Trim around the edges and using a sanding or Distress tool, smooth out any rough edges. Take your top shaker piece and decorate with paint, inks, or glitter as I did. For my chipboard mixed crosses, I cut apart one of the crosses the other crosses I'll save for a future project. I added gold glitter to my chipboard cross. Set aside these pieces till throughly dry.


While drying, glue your next 2 chipboard shaker pieces on top of your bottom piece. Fill your sections of your shaker Easter egg with sequins, confetti or beads. I'm using Clear Scraps Spring shaker filler Click Here 

Now peel off the protective film on both sides of the shaker acrylic piece. Then glue and adhere on top of the other layers.  Add the top shaker piece. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking! I then took some pink acrylic paint and applied around the sides of my easter egg shaker. 


Now its time to decorate your card! I arranged my Easter egg shaker and chipboard cross where I desired before gluing onto my card base. I added a few sticker sentiments, a Easter egg sticker border along the bottom edge. Then some enamel dots to finish my card!


Here's acouple close-ups!




I hope I've inspired you to get out your crafty supplies and start making Easter cards to send to all the special people in your life! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all the new products they have. Click Here 

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


Other Supplies used: Tim holtz Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn. Foam tape, Beacon glue, Distress or sanding tool, trimmer, xacto knife, Martha Stewart glitters in Cotton candy, limeade, lemon drop and gold. Light pink acrylic paint, Echo Park My favorite Easter enamel dots, stickers.



Train Chipboard Embellishment Mini Album

Hello crafty friends! Its Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini album I created documenting a fun day I spent with my son last summer!  To say he is a train fan is a big understatement!  We followed the Union Pacific Big Boy steam train through small towns in Southern IL to St. Louis.  


I thought the Train Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would be the perfect focal point for the the front of my album!  I used both black and red acrylic paint to color my chipboard.  


For my book, I used an all time classic: the 6x6 Regular Chipboard Album. I applied white acrylic paint to the outside edges as shown (on both sides of each page). 


For the front cover, I added paint to the right half because I wanted to be able to use on of the new Mixer Stencils.  Once my paint was dry, I blended three coordinating colors of Distress Oxide Ink using the 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered my Chipboard Embellishments over the stenciled effect as shown.  I then adhered patterned paper along with small embellishments. 


For each page, I cut a 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch piece of patterned paper for my background.  From there, I built on by layering additional patterns as well as embellishments. For the inside of the front cover, I usually like to reserve it for journaling about the event my book will be about. 


As you can see, I like to add color as well as layers. I'm also not afraid of adding embellishments right onto my photos. 



Here is another example of a page strictly for journaling.  I find that it is just as important as the photos...especially if you are not able to take many photos.  We were in the car a lot that day; plus, my teenage son just "loves" it when his mom takes his pictures LOL 


This is the only photo I got of us together LOL  He's over 6 foot tall; I'm 5ft 2 on a good day so you can barely see me.  





Thank you for reading today! You can find the large variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! And don't forget to check out what is new with Clear Scraps while  you are there! Have a great day!


Additonal products used:   patterned paper, die cut shapes, chipboard shapes, brads, enamel dots, puffy letters/stars, stamps, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Tsuineko;  stapler: Tim Holtz;  paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ink: Ranger; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; sewing machine: Janome; typewriter: Brother;  ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: thread, chrome book rings, hole punch.

Flora and Fauna Milk Can Shaker Card

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty encouragement card in a green and pink color combo (one of my favorites) featuring our Mini Shaker Milk-Can and our 5x9 Circles Dots Stencil. Both products were new in the store last month and really fun to play with!

Let me start with an up-close shot of the Mini Shaker Milk-Can which I created first. Several of the embellishments are recycled from a tag I received from a friend a number of years ago. The tag was adorable so I kept it... but it got damaged and I didn't want to throw it away, so I salvaged the bow, the bird and the ticket. I adhered patterned paper on the chipboard back along with a small paper doily, a punched circle from another patterned paper, and the ticket. I adhered the next two chipboard forms, added white sequins, and adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed) along with the remaining chipboard form. I adhered the bird on a die cut branch, three paper flowers, a charm, and the bow with hot glue.


I cut a mini slimline card base from heavyweight white cardstock along with layering panels from a lighter weight white cardstock and patterned paper. Using the 5x9 Circles Dots Stencil with a dauber and green and pink distress inks, I stenciled the design on the white cardstock panel. I adhered the short patterned paper panel to the bottom, inked the edges, and adhered the panel to the card base. I die cut a shape from green cardstock using a labels die and adhered it to the card front. I adhered the finished shaker along with some iridescent gemstones which completed the front of the card.


I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front and a narrow strip of green cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and layered the panel on green cardstock.


Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Milk-Can
5x9 Circles Dots Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned papers; recycled bow, die cut and ephemera; clear stamp set, dye ink, distress inks, dies, paper trimmer, sequins, glue, hot glue, die cutting machine, small white paper doily, charm, paper flowers, gemstones

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

You Got This! Card with new Circle Grooves Stencil

Hi Ya,

Tami here on with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today with another project I'd like to share with you.

Clear Scraps has just introduced some brand spanking NeW Stencil designs! You can check them out here: NeW Stencil Designs

I love the 2 For 1 design of these new stencils. They are great to use to create layers on your projects as they coordinate.

The size also makes them perfect for cards. The Circle Grooves Stencil intrigued me, it compelled me to pull out my pens! I usually use ink or paint on my stencils, but the circles and lines had me in a "graphic" state of mind.

I could just see the circles filled in with a rainbow of colors against a background of black ink, so that is what I set out to create. Take a look-see...


This stencil is perfect for those of you who like to zentangle! I'm sure you could come up with a much more creative way to fill in the shapes instead of the lines I used.

I started by taping my stencil down to a piece of watercolor paper. I then inked in the design using a fine tip permanent marker.

After I had the design all traced, I used some distress crayons to add color to the center of all the circles. Then with a small, barely wet brush, I filled in the circles...


The scary part is always removing the stencil! At least for me! LOL! A little bit of the watercolor leaked under the stencil here and there, but I didn't think it detracted from the look of the card - hey! it's handmade ;)

For the sentiment, I decided to keep on with the hand inked theme and wrote the words on pieces of watercolor paper, cut them out, and outlined them with black pen. They are adhered to the card using 3D Foam Dots...


I cut out the design about 1/8" around all sides and matted it on black cardstock, then adhered it to the front of a 5 X 5 white card base,

I hope you enjoyed this project and will try out some of the techniques on YOUR creations!

Clear Scraps: Circle Grooves 5 X 9 Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Ranger: Distress Crayons, Fine Tip Black Sharpie and Black and White Carstock

It's A Good Day

Hello Friends,

It's Sandy with you today and I think It's A Good Day To Be Happy.  Today's card is a fast and easy technique using the Ornate lock Chipboard Embellishment, the new

 5 X 9 Circle Dots Stencil and some Distress Oxide Inks.  This card will be perfect for a friend or family member just to let them know they are in your thoughts.


For this card front I simply used blending brushes to add color to the cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks.   When the ink was completely dry I placed the stencil over it and removed some ink using a baby wipe around the edges. I stamped my sentiment in the center and then after adding color to the chipbaord embellishment I added it to the card.  For a finishing touch I added a few flowers and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,


Clear Scraps Products:

 Ornate lock Chipboard Embellishment

 5 X 9 Circle Dots Stencil

Other Supplies:  Distress Oxide Ink,  cardstock,  flowers, blending brushes, stamp


Punny Gecko Chipboard Card

My friends might say I love a good, cheesy joke.  The more groans I get, the better!  Hi, it's Maureen - and I have a project for anytime of year.  It's great to have some all occasion cards around.  You never know when you need one.  So, I have some punny card fun for you today!  I'd love to show you how it's let's "gecko-ing!" Ha!


Okay, I've been waiting to play with these little Gecko Chipboard Embellishments.  They are the CUTEST thing ever!  I live in the Southwest, so it's a double-treat for me.  I'm starting by cutting the geckos off the chipboard mounts - I really like to save the frame they come in for scrapbooking later on too, hint hint!


Base coat your geckos black with an acrylic paint and let them dry.  I like to use 2 coats.


Next, I'm choosing a white card stock card, an A2 size, to decorate.  The fun addition of the Circle Grooves Mixer Stencil is going to add so much pop to this card! 


I'm going with a few different Distress ink colors and some sponge applicators.  Start sponging your first color in the top corner of your card - make sure to tape down your stencil so it doesn't move.

Next, move on to your next color, sponging in a diagonal pattern across your card.  I did bright fiesta colors here!

When you get to the end of the stencil pattern, carefully lift up the taped stencil and place it at the bottom of your card.  It will not line up exact, but that's okay - just find a pattern it aligns to and continue sponging.  You can see where I placed mine above.


Now that the stenciling is done, I've picked out a die cut letter font for my punny phrase and glued it on.  This card stock has a little sheen to it, to add some flair.


You'll next add some glossy overcoat to your gecko (if you wish), along with some gems for eyes.  Let it dry and then glue this little guy to the front of your card!  You could also add some Stickles glitter too.


What other versions of "punny gecko" jokes can you think of?  I'm sure we can tell a few "tails" can't we?? Ha!  In real life, geckos are so fun to watch...they make me smile.  I hope this card makes you smile too!  

Until next time,