Stencils

Stacked Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment Mini Album

Hi friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fall mini album I created using some new Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year with the changing leaves and fun activities!  I recently visited my brother and SIL in Michigan where we went to a local farm for donuts and hot cider!  

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I began with the 5x7 Chipboard Tab Album and painted the outside edges with off-white chalk paint. You can use any type of paint however I prefer chalk paint as it dries quickly and adheres nicely to the chipboard. 

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On the front cover, I painted an additional width on the left side so that I could create my own background. Using the 5x9 Leaves Mixer Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks, I blended my colors from light to dark as shown. 

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Again using chalk paint (this time in a nice orange color) I painted the Stacked Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment Shapes. Once dry, I backed the openings with patterned paper and cut away excess with my scissors. 

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Here is a close up of the Mixer Stencil + Distress Oxide Inks! You can go as light or dark as you choose.  

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Each page has a background piece measuring 4 x 6.75 inches.  I then added embellishments and/or additional patterned papers. I usually reserve the inside of my front cover for journaling. 

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I printed my photos at 4x4 and matted them onto white cardstock.  However you can easily fit a trimmed vertical 4x6 or even a few wallet sized on these pages! 

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Its always fun to "stack" photos if you have similar groupings.  Here, I cut my pictures to 2.5 x 3.75 inches and added a "flap".


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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all things new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads, epoxy shapes:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Scor-Tape, Adhesives by 3L; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; misc: chrome book rings, ribbon

 


Stenciled Flower Pots Canvas Bag

Howdy!

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...

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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!

SUPPLIES:

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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Here's acouple close-ups!

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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! 

Dana

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.  

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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.  

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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). 

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 

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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.  

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,
Leslie


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...

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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...

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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...

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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!

SUPPLIES:
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,

Sandy

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 made...so let's "gecko-ing!" Ha!

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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!

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

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

Maureen

 


Just A Note

Hello friends,

I will be the first to admit that I could be more organized, especially when it comes to my SD cards and thumb drives.  I'm always looking around for which card I used last.  I have decided to solve this issue by making this handy notebook to contain some of my mess.  I used the Notes Wood Card from Clear Scraps to create a place to store my cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 
This wood notebook turned out to be perfect for this project because it already has the holes for rings.
 
 
Both front and back were colored with Distress Stain and then the color was lightened using some Picket Fence stain over the Fired Brick.
 
 
Next the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil was used to add design to the front.  I used some Pixie Spray to hold the stencil in place and then added gold embossing paste. 

 

 

 
 
The embossing paste did partially cover the words on the word Notes so I carefully removed it using a craft knife.
 
 
While waiting for things to dry I began creating my pages using some vintage paper from my stash. I also created some pockets using decorated coin envelopes.  The envelopes measure 3 1/8" X 5 1/2" so I made the pages the same size.  I used the holes in the cover as a pattern to punch holes in my pages

 
Everything is bound together with 2 rings that have been decorated with ribbon and then a lock and key were added.


Thank you for joining me today and I hope I have inspired you to become more organized.

Have a great week,

S@ndy

 


#Hello Layout

Hi crafty friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today with a quick, easy layout to share with you today!  I used the @# Chipboard Embellishment Shapes which I thought would go perfect with a photo of my daughter and her best friend! Especially in this age of social media!  

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For the hashtag, I colored the chipboard with Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans.   I found it easiest to apply with a blending brush.  

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As for the ampersand, I used my new matte chalk polish in rose pink (the lid has a built in applicator).    I applied the polish in a circular motion and set it aside to allow to dry. 

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I used the new 5x9 Circle Dots Mixer Stencil with Distress Oxide in Fossilized Amber to add color to my white cardstock.  Again, I used a blending brush to apply. 

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I adhered both chipboard pieces using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries quickly and will not warp your products.  

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Here is a close up of the Mixer Stencil + Distress Oxide!  I added in some decorative brads as well as sentiment stickers to accent. 

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Telling the story is so important! I added some journaling at the side of my photo. I prefer my typewriter but try to use my own handwriting from time to time. 

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Thank you for stopping by today! You can see all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  And don't forget to check out what's new with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, brads, stickers, foam word, chipboard frame:  Simple Stories; cardstock, journaling pen: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; spray ink: Heidi Swapp; chalk polish: Creative Expressions; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 

 


Bee Hive Shaker Basket

Hunting for baskets has always been a big part of our Easter celebrations.  Growing up, we always searched for our Easter baskets, and were so excited to see what they were filled with.  Have you ever thought about making your own baskets?  Hi, it's Maureen, and I have a simple basket idea for you, using a Clear Scraps chipboard mini shaker - and the fun part is that it is see-through!

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I've chosen the adorable Mini Shaker Bee Hive for my basket because this would be great for Easter, Mother's Day or even a birthday!  I also think that this works well because it has a flatter bottom to stand upright.  My first steps were to paint the back panel black, and the front panel yellow.  I'm using acrylic paints for this.

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Since my basket is open, I wanted a pretty pattern showing through the front panel, so I chose one of the mixer stencils, the Circle Grooves Stencil for this project.  I started with a white piece of card stock and sponged a first layer in a light yellow ink.  Next I went over the stencil with an orange ink, dusting only some edges of the circles on the stencil.

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From here I traced a bee hive shape on to the patterned paper and cut it out.  I've attached it to the other side of the base piece, and this becomes the inside of the box.

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The frame of the box is a 3" by 8.5" strip of black card stock.  I've scored the paper at .24" on each long side and 2.75" in on each short side.  Next, I've cut small triangles on the grooves on the long edge of the strip on both sides. This helps it fold up properly.

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This strip is folded up in a U-shape, and forms the base of the box.  I use tacky glue to secure it to the patterned side of the bee hive.  Next, I take the clear acrylic piece, remove the protective film on both sides, and glue it to the front of this basket.  I'm using tacky glue, which dries clear.

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It's time to attach the front yellow panel.  I also added a polka dot heart to this panel with some printed paper.  Instant cuteness!

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To attach the handles, I've chosen a really cheery yellow ribbon.  Yellow is my favorite color, by the way!! This is stapled to both sides of the basket, and then I glued an additional bow over the staples so they would not be seen.

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Your last step is to fill these cuties with candy!  Make sure it's a pretty color because these baskets will show all the fun goodies inside.  If your basket rocks a bit, you can trim one edge of the beehive in the back to make it flat.  These baskets are super sturdy - you can fill them with LOTS of fun!

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Would you try this project this Spring?  What other shaker items could you make?  I really love the new Spring collection of mini shakers.  I hope you give it a peek - so much fun to be had!  Below is a list of other items you'll need for this.  Happy hunting - see you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  Distress inks, black and white card stock, yellow ribbon, polka dot paper, acrylic paints in yellow and black 


Howdy

 Howdy,

It's Sandy Diller here with you today - I am so thrilled to be joining the Clear Scraps Design Team.   I am sharing my first post where I am also celebrating my home state of Arizona.  I love the desert and all the sunshine that we have here - so why not show it?

 
In my spare time I like to color, it's fun and relaxing. I have ended up with a large collection of colored images so all I need to do is find the right ones and add them to my frame. I love to use colored pencils, which is what I've done here.  For the nail heads around the frame I simply removed the prongs from some brads and glued them to the frame.

I began by using the Small Rectangles Printer Tray Frame from Clear Scraps.
 
 
I wanted my panels to be extra deep so I stacked all three pieces up and glued them together.  Once glue was dry I added a coat of gesso as a base to insure that my paint color would be true.
 
 
I used a great copper color on the frame - Arizona is known for copper so I thought it was the perfect color.  After the paint was dry I began adding my panels.  I used the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil from Clear Scraps to depict the sunshine. 
 
 
After filling in some of the panels with my colored images I added stickers to finish telling the story.  I have one more thing to add and that is the acrylic panel to cover the entire thing.  I wanted to take the photos before adding the panel to avoid the glare.  The nail heads are placed on the frame temporarily so I will pop them off, add the acrylic and replace the nail heads.
 

I will remove the protective coating on both sides of the acrylic before placing it on my frame.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

See you soon,
S@ndy


 

Other supplies used:  Copper Paint, Brads, Stickers, Terry Madaris Art Stamps, Prismacolor Pencils


Bee + Hive Shaker Pallet

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share some new Clear Scraps products with you today!  I created a home decor project using two of the new Mini Shaker Shapes and one of the Mixer Stencils! And I'm going to show you the techniques I used! 

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First, I began with the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape and gave it a good coat of black acrylic paint. 

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Once my paint was dry, I secured the 5x9 Circle Dots Mixer Stencil to the top edge of my pallet. I then applied modeling paste with a spatula not being concerned about it being perfect.  I  picked up my stencil and applied modeling paste a third of the way down. 

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Once my modeling paste was dry, I used Distress Oxide Ink in yellow and applied it with a blending brush (again not worrying about the coloring being perfect). 

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I flipped over my stencil to use the smaller dots and applied heavy acrylic paint in turquoise as shown. 

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While my paint was drying, I went to work on my shakers.  For both the Bee Mini Shaker and Beehive Mini Shaker, I covered the base chipboard with patterned paper.  I cut away excess paper with scissors and my x-acto knife followed by using my sanding tool. 

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For the top chipboard frames, I used chalk paint in patina and yellow acrylic paint respectively.  For the bee, I added a layer of Metallic Guilded Paste in Gold because I did not like how the yellow paint looked. 

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For each shaker, I added sequins and small beads and affixed each to my pallet using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.   Here are close ups of each! 

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I added die cut ephemera and stickers around my frame as well as added small brads to accent. 

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Here is a close up of the stencil effect with paint and modeling paste.  

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut ephemera, stickers, brads, chipboard frame: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt, Dina Wakely, Creative Impression; metal clip: Tim Holtz; sequins:  Teresa Collins Designs, Pinkfresh Studios, SpiegelMom Scraps, Recollections; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


Easter Egg Floral Decor

This year is really "hopping" along, and I was starting to get in the mood for Easter, given the nice weather we have here in the Southwest!  Hi it's Maureen today with an Easter project.  Funny enough, I bumped into the Easter egg wood piece from the Wood Spring Collection this week, and decided to give my floral plants an upgrade.

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I usually put a holiday-inspired pick into my flowers on my end table, so this was going to be my chance to decorate one of my own.  I've started by base-coating the wood piece in white on both the front and back.  After a first coat, I sanded down the panels to get it nice and smooth.  Another coat of white paint gave it a nice finish.

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Now, I am a big fan of plaid "anything" so I was really excited to see the brand new Clear Scraps stencils that came out!  This project was going to be perfect to test run the gingham plaid on the 5x9 Plaids Stencil.  I started by taping it down over the wooden egg piece.

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My color choices are several pastel Distress inks - mostly because I couldn't choose just one!  I think Easter eggs need to be full of color, don't you?  I've taken a blender sponge and sponged over each row, with one color at a time.  Once I was done, I lined up the stencil and did the remaining edge of the wood piece.

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Next up, it was time to hot glue a dowel rod to the back of my egg.  This will allow me to stick it into a vase.

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I made another version of this egg as an Easter basket tag too and I even think you can hide them for your family to hunt, if you wanted!  Your possibilities are endless with the wood pieces in this collection.

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My final step was to embellish the corner of my egg with some felt flowers I had in my stash.  These are glued on with tacky glue.  I would like to decorate several of these for the holiday.  Scattering on a display, perhaps on my dining room table is another idea I'd try!

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Here's an option as well, which is more like a version of a topiary.  Place the dowel in a cute canning jar with some candies, a greenery ring and a bow and you have an instant display!

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Does this inspire you to get ready for Spring?  This comes together in no time and you could decorate several and be ready for any Spring entertaining you plan to do.  I hope you enjoyed this little project.  I encourage you to look at those nifty new stencils from Clear Scraps - they are so much fun!  Thanks for joining me today!  See you next time!

Maureen


Bone + Hydrant Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello friends! Happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here today to share a layout I created using some cute dog themed embellishments, the Bone n Hydrant Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I documented a fun photo of my dog (who happens to love chasing squirrels up trees) and thought these chipboard shapes would be perfect. 

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I began by using the 12 Inch Spiral Mascil and yellow spray ink to create a background on white cardstock. 

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I then took my chipboard and painted the hydrant and bone with red and white paint respectively.  

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Once my paint was dry, I applied embossing ink to the surface.  I then used glitter embossing powder and heat set. 

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I found using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to be the best to affix my chipboard pieces to my page.

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I typed out my journaling on a typewriter and cardstock then cut the sentences into strips. I adhered them down using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 

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Here is a close up of the spray ink/Mascil effect; I paired it with a sunburst I cut from my Silhouette.  I then added smaller embellishments such as epoxy stars and enamel dots. 

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Thank you for reading today! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, sticker, epoxy stars, enamel dots: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; embossing ink, pigment ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections, American Crafts; stamp, Thickers: American Crafts; spray ink: Ranger;  wood veneer stars: Studio Calico; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; sewing machine: Janome; Die Cut Machine: Silhouette; flair: A Flair for Buttons; misc: typewriter


Winter Window Shaker Note Card

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty Wintery scene depicting a couple kitties looking out the window at a full moon in the starry sky, sparkling tall trees and snow banks! Since we still have a little bit of the cold stuff ahead of us, I created a Winter shaker note card featuring our Mini Shaker Window as well as our 4x6 Stars Stencil which I used for the night sky. 

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I cut a standard A2 size card base from white cardstock and adhered a panel of patterned paper to it. I cut a panel of blue cardstock slightly larger than the shaker window, applied white paint over the 4x6 Stars Stencil with a dauber, then added a strip of glitter tall tree washi tape and two layers of snowbanks created from torn white cardstock. I traced the shape of the Mini Shaker Window on the panel, cut it out and adhered it to the back layer of the shaker. I always work from the bottom up when assembling shakers. I adhered the next two chipboard forms, then the acrylic layer (protective film removed), added white seed beads, and then adhered the top chipboard form which I colored with an alcohol marker.

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I adhered a narrow strip of brown cardstock around the outside edge of the shaker to conceal the chipboard layers prior to adhering it to the card base. I adhered two die cut cats in front of the window, a vertical computer-generated sentiment down the left side and a very thin white cardstock strip down the right side to complete the card front.

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I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front as well as a narrow strip of brown cardstock. Since this is a note card, I left the panel blank leaving plenty of room for a handwritten note, and layered it on brown cardstock.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Window
4x6 Stars Stencil

Other products used:
White, blue, brown, kraft and yellow cardstock; patterned paper, paper trimmer, white paint, washi tape, circle punch, brown alcohol marker, dies, glue, 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,
Leslie