Coffee Love Valentine Card

HiYa!

Tami joining you on the Clear Scraps' Blog today with a Valentine card to show you.

Does anyone in your family love to go get coffee? How about a friend or co-worker? If the answer is yes, then I have an idea for you!

My son is addicted to dunkin' coffee; it seems like he either has a cup or is on his way to get one! He inspired this card.

This bright and cheery valentine card features a chipboard coffee cup...

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I started with the Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment and layered on the Love Chipboard Word Title.

I used the colors found in my printed papers to select my paint colors; they remind me of Conversation Hearts. I painted all the pieces using 2 coats of acrylic paint.

Once all the pieces were dry, I used red paper to back the heart on the cup sleeve and began assembly.

I added my printed paper accents first, then glued the sleeve to the cup, I used 3D Squares to adhere the Love chipboard piece to the cup, then adhered the cup to the card front.

The card is quick and simple to make, so if you have several coffee lovers around you, you can whip up a batch almost as quick as making a cup of coffee!

If you wanted to add a little something - how about including a gift card to their favorite coffee spot?

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps:

Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment

Love Chipboard Word Title

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Acrylic Paint, Printed Paper, Lime Card Base and 3D Squares.


Circle Pallet Perpetual Wall Calendar

Greetings everyone!  It's Maureen here today, and I'm wondering how many of you went out and bought a calendar for the new year yet?  I really couldn't find a good one I liked this year.  So, I did what any crafter does and decided to make one this year instead!  I love this project because it combines several mediums that I enjoy into one project:  painting, vinyl and paper crafts!

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I needed a shape that wasn't too large.  I've chosen the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape as my base for the project.  I also knew I was able to incorporate the Clear Scraps 6" Calendar Masking Stencil in this project too!  In my office, I have a black and white color scheme, so I'm working with acrylic paints in black, gray and white.  It's a good idea to start with the base first so the paint has time to dry.

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PAINTING:  To achieve an ombre look, I'm going to be "dry brushing" the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape from dark to light.  On the top panel I've taken a sponge brush, dipped it in black and brushed most of the paint off.  Then I sweep back and forth until I get a light coverage.  The more I work down the panel, the lighter my touch is with the paint.  If you need to reapply paint at any time, brush most of it off on a separate piece of paper.

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Next comes the gray paint, and I've swept it across the bottom of the black paint to start the 2 colors blending together.  Continue to dry brush down the middle of the pallet.

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The final coat is white, again starting it at the bottom of the gray colors and working my way down.  I've also painted the edges and middles of the pallet as I do this.  If you feel the colors are not bold enough, take a second coat all the way down your project again.

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VINYL APPLICATION:  My next steps, after letting the pallet dry, were to apply the vinyl quote to the Circle Pallet.  I've made sure to measure the length I need and printed this off on my electronic cutting machine. 

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Depending on the type of tool you have at home, you can find detailed instructions on how to apply vinyl on most websites.  I'll do a quick review of the process for you here.

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I start by pulling the excess vinyl away from the message, making sure not to pull too hard.  Go back and weed the letters out for any leftover vinyl.

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Next, I rub transfer tape on to the letters with a squeegee.  I make sure to rub both the front and back sides well so the letters will transfer.

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From here I take the plastic back side off the letters, pulling slowly as I do.  If any letters stick, I use a weeding tool to place them gently back on to the transfer tape.

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The final step is to lay the transfer tape on to the pallet.  Rub with a squeegee, then pull gently from the corner, rolling back the transfer tape.  Applying vinyl is the coolest way to make home decor look professional!  I love that you can personalize these Clear Scraps items with just about any name or saying you want.

PAPER CRAFTED CALENDARS:  I've prepped 12 - 6" by 6" pieces of card stock for the calendar layouts, and will be using the Clear Scraps 6" Calendar Masking Stencil as my background.  Each page will be sponged with distress inks then decorated with a variety of stamps and gel pen outlines.

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I've taped the stencil over my paper, making sure the tape holds both the stencil and paper in place so it doesn't move when I apply ink.  I'm using a sponge dauber to apply the colors, and either a circular or tapping motion works well.  Be sure to rinse the stencil every time you change a color.


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I decided to have a little fun with the colors and do a different look for each month.  Here's a look at March - with this page, I did 2 colors and used a sponge dauber in a darker green at the tops of the open stencil spaces, then a lighter green on the bottoms.

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Then, when my pages were dry, I went over the right corners of the boxes with a black gel pen, adding dimension to the page.  I also wrote in some numbers in the lower right.  Stamps for the month name and other images complete the look!

FINAL ADDITIONS:  In order to finish the look of the pallet, I added a tied wire bow at the top with some hot glue.  You can purchase a bow if you'd like, but if you want - a wired ribbon bow is not hard to assemble.  You just need a piece of thin wire.

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Overlap the ribbon like an accordion, folding it back and forth.  Trim off the end, then tie your ribbon around the middle of the folds with wire.

Twist the loops until you get the bow in place, then fold the ends behind the bow and trim off the ends.  I then applied hot glue to the back and glued it into place on the board.  To hang the board, a smaller ribbon loops nicely through the first slat of the pallet.  Tie it together in a knot and that's all you need to hold it in place.

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Then, you'll hot glue a small, black clothespin at the bottom of the board, which will hold your calendar sheets in place.  Now it's time to hang your project on the wall and enjoy your handiwork!

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I hope you'll think about giving this project a try - so many of your friends will wonder where you bought this cute calendar!  You'll be able to tell them you made it yourself.  And, you'll be able to use this over again, year after year.  Happy crafting, friends - see you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  acrylic paints and brushes, vinyl and electronic cutting machine tools, wired ribbon, hot glue, Distress Inks (Ranger), stamps (mine were Dylusions and Lawn Fawn sets), clothespin


Accordion Album with Wood Card Cover

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a sweet Summer accordion album featuring our Blank Wood Card as the cover. This album was a lot of fun putting together! The wood card is very versatile and the sky is the limit with what you can do with these! 

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I painted the cover with green chalk paint and lightly sanded vertically and horizontally on it to create a very subtle cross-hatch design. I used some awesome patterned papers, ribbon, and tons of embellishments, die cuts, and elements throughout. Most of the pages contain flat photo/journaling areas but I did create one pocket with a pull-out card on the last page.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card

Other products used:
Double-sided papers, dies, punches, paper trimmers, enamel arrows and dots, clear bling, brads, stickers, elements (ephemera), crafting cord, ribbon, chalk paint, thin 3-D foam squares

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Coffee Mug Shaker Card

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun card I created using the Coffee Mug Mini Shaker Shape! And I'm also going to share the techniques I used!  

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I began by painting the front cover of my shaker with chalk paint in light pink. I adhered the middle frames together using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and painted the inside and outside edges. 

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I then applied embossing ink to the front surface of the outside frame and added glitter pink embossing powder.  

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I set aside my front cover and applied adhesive to the chipboard base of my shaker. I placed it face down on the B side of the pattern I wanted to use. 

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I cut away excess paper using my scissors and x-acto knife followed by using my sanding tool to smooth any edges. I then assembled my shaker by adhering the middle two frames and adding my sequins. Next, the acrylic overlay is affixed followed by the chipboard top frame. 

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For the front of my card I decided to use a portion of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.  Here, I cut a 4.5 x 5.5 inch piece in which I used an oversized stamp with black StazOn. It's helpful to only peel the protective frame from the side you are working.  

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Once my ink was dry, I turned over my acrylic and removed the protective film.  I added alcohol ink in Butterscotch as well as drops of Mixative in Snow Cap.  

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Here is a close up of my assembled shaker as well as the acrylic background.  I find it helpful to use Beacon to adhere the shaker to my projects.

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The collection I used had this cute sentiment that I  thought went perfect with my shaker!  I added a small flower die cut to place under it and popped up the sentiment with foam tape. 

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On the inside, I adhered some cute pink ledger paper and stamped a sentiment as shown. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers by clicking HERE!  Have a great weekend!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, washi tape, brads, chipboard shapes:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; embossing ink, embossing powder, heat tool: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; ink: Tsuneiko, Ranger; stamps: Stamping Up, Recollections; sequins: Jillibean Soup, Recollections, Pinkfresh Studios; alcohol ink: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; border punch: EK Success; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


Snow Days 3D Winter Frameables

Hello Crafty Friends:

It's Dana here! I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today to share a Winter Home Decor project!

Winter time is upon us and a chill is in the air! I love to decorate my home for all the seasons and holidays. These 3D Winter Frameables are sure to melt your heart! 

For our project today we will be using Clear Scraps Base and Frame-square and Winter/flake word and shape.  

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We will also use the Clear Scraps Garden Tools Chipboard Embellishment Shapes -shovel.

The papers I used to decorate my 3D Frameables are from Carta Bella Welcome Winter collection. 

To start this project,  I removed the word and shape pieces from my package. With my pencil, I traced around my snowflake shape onto coordinating patterned paper. Cut it out roughly, glued my paper onto my wood surface using Beacon 3 in 1 glue.  Then I trimmed around the edges of my snowflake using my x-acto knife. Using my Clear Scraps sanding tool,  I distressed and smoothed around all edges of the snowflake. You could also stamp, paint or spray your wood shapes, if you prefer.

To color my winter words wood shape, with my finger, I rubbed over the surface some Spectrum Noir metallic was in "Cobalt". This will give your wood surface a nice shimmery glow. Let dry.

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After your winter wood words are dry, I took a palette knife and applied some fake snow on the top edges of my winter words. I adhered a puffy snowflake sticker to the top of my letter I. And a puffy tree sticker to the bottom of the letter T.

To decorate my wood snowflake shape, I adhered a "Snow days" ephermera piece to the center of my snowflake using foam dots. Then on the edges of emu snowflake, I adhered some enamel dots in blue and white.

Take your Clear Scraps Chipboard shovel piece and add some acrylic paints in brown, gray and silver, with a paintbrush. Set aside to dry. 

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Now remove both bases from your package. Choose 2 coordinating papers from the collection and trace, trim and distress all edges, including the slits in between on each base. Make sure all slits are free of any excess paper.

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Then take your Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhere both bases together, making sure all your slots line up.

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Now we can work on our frame! I covered my frame with a different coordinating paper,  trim the outside and inside of the frame and distress around the edges as we did previously with the other wood pieces. You may add a photo to the back of your frame or one of the journaling cards from this collection.  

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I slid my frame and other pieces into each slot on the base. Now you can decorate your frame!  I glued my chipboard shovel to the left side of my frame. Adhered a puffy cocoa mug sticker on the right. Added a "Freezin Season" ephemera  sentiment to the top of my frame with foam dots. I also glued some white/silver pompoms along the top edge of my frame! 

Then I twisted a couple pipe cleaners in silver and white together. Then glued around the base. I took a few white pompoms and piled up on the left side surface of my base, to resemble snowballs! To finish I added alittle bit of fake snow on the bottom of my shovel.

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I hope I have inspired you to start creating those winter home decor projects! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website to check out all the 3D Frameables available to purchase. Click Here

Here are some closeups!

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Till next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 glue, silver/white pompoms, silver/white pipe cleaners, Foam dots, Carta Bella Welcome Winter collection, enamel dots, Aleene's fake snow, small white pompoms., xacto knife, sanding tool or distress tool.

 

 

 

 


Clear Scraps Slimline Tab Album--Dreamer Mixed Media

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you today to get those creative

juices flowing in the New Year with a little mixed media album!

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The perfect starting point for a great mixed media album is a

Slimline Album from Clear Scraps!  You can choose chipboard,

(this one is the Chip TAB Slimline), or acrylic or wood.

To create the distressed look on this project cover, I

 started with a wash of distress paint in a soft green color.

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Next step was to frame out the front cover a bit.

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Bronze distress stain was brushed directly onto the edges.

The back cover got the same treatment.  To add to the

distressed appearance, a layer of Walnut Stain ink was applied.

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I used a sponge applicator and brushed the entire surface and

heavily all around the edges.  Some black distress spray was

spattered on the surface, and blotted to keep the look soft.

The cover was embellished with some stamped gear images,

metal pieces, and the gorgeous clock face.  That one is the

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps.

It got the same treatment as the cover, just a little heavier

on the bronze color to give it that patina metal look.

Here is the peek at the inside pages...

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On the right side, it's a simple piece of cardstock cut to size, then

folded in half.  Love to add inserts to these albums!  And there's

a little something hiding behind that...

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This page is just something to look pretty in between.

Of course you could always add a pic or a journal card!

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I included some lined cards on this page to add thoughts or

prayer requests.  Can also add a page or two of lined paper

in here later as my lists for the year grow.

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A fun section to add ideas and thoughts for new projects!

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The final section is one to add thoughts on improvement,

health, volunteer opportunities, etc.

Hope you enjoyed hanging out today!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chip TAB Slimline Album,

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and Spray,

Black Soot Distress Spray, Walnut Stain Distress Ink,

Antique Bronze Distress Stain, Kraft cardstock, twine,

Stamperia Mechanical Fantasy paper collection,

 Asst'd metal embellishments, mini alpha,

Stampers Anonymous Observations,  ribbon,

enamel dots, foam tape, glue.


Vacation Countdown Scallop Clipboard

Hello Clear Scraps friends - so good to be here again in the new year with you!  It's Maureen, and I'm looking forward to all the things that this year holds, including an upcoming vacation to Disney World.  How about you?  Do you anticipate where you might travel this year? 

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It's so much fun to host a personal countdown for upcoming trips.  I've created this project with that in mind - a countdown board that will double as a picture frame long after the vacation is over.

My project centers around the Clear Scraps Acrylic Scallop Clipboard - I'm using the medium size today, and starting by removing the plastic film on both sides of the clipboard.  I thought it would be fun to try some decoupage work, so I've prepped the back of the board with a thin coat of decoupage glue.  I've also traced the clipboard on to a sheet of polka dot paper, then cut it out and adhered it to the back.

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Since we are going to Disney World, I've chosen the mouse shape from the Word and Shape Magical Mouse pieces to decorate my clipboard.  I've coated this piece with 2 coats of chalkboard paint.  This will become the space that I write the countdown on.  Let this dry thoroughly between coats.

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Another fun item I've added to this display is the Vacation Chipboard Word Title.  With this piece, I've coated it in a red acrylic paint then went back over it with a layer of red glitter glue.  This also needs to dry well before adding it to the clipboard.

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Embellishing the front of the scallop clipboard comes next.  I've added a series of decorative print paper in assorted shapes, including some pinwheels I made, then arranged it around a square printed paper as a backdrop.  Next, I've cut a smaller square to put in the middle.  This is embellished on the edge with a thin, black gel pen.  I've drawn small mouse shapes in between the thin lines around the frame to add detail for my future picture.  It's like having hidden Mickeys!

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I've also added a "DAYS TO" title cut out of black card stock.  Glue the white piece on to the pattern paper and arrange them under the clip of the board.

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I will eventually put a picture on this board so I wanted to make sure that the pieces allow me to add it later.  So, as I was gluing on the mouse wood piece, the vacation title and the paper embellishments, I made sure I didn't put them too close to where the picture will be.  It might be helpful to cut a piece of paper the size of your picture prior to gluing pieces down.  Tacky glue works well for these items.

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My display is complete!  I've set my clipboard on an easel so I can change the countdown on the chalkboard piece daily.  It's also handy to be able to write something like the year or other message once I add a picture of our trip later.  This example is from a prior trip, but I am looking forward to putting one on here for 2022.  Oh, and adding the picture was easy - I just slid it under the clip once I had the picture printed!

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What types of events are YOU counting down to?  This would make a good wedding, school or other type of countdown as well.  The Scallop Clipboard is a perfect size for a display table, and I hope you get a chance to try this little project!  See the additional supplies I used below.  Happy counting!!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  Simple Stories Card Stock Pad, acrylic paints, chalkboard paints, Stickles glue, glitter gems, paper sticker bow

 


Snow Slimline Wood Mini Album

Hola!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps blog with you today.

Do you get snow where you live? Here in Texas - especially here in South Texas - snow is a rarity. Last year was certainly an anomaly! We not only got snow, we KEPT getting snow and the snow stayed around for days! i have lived here my whole life and although I remember a few other snows, this one was something else!

I wanted to make a special mini album to document this event, so I selected Clear Scraps' Slimline Wood Tab Mini Album as my base...

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I started by using color washes made from acrylic paint mixed with water to paint all the pages. I used a mix of blues and created ombre patterns on each.

For the front cover, I used a silver stencil paste and Clear Scraps' 6" Nordic Snowflakes to add a raised shimmery design at the top of the album cover. Once it was dry, I added some printed paper and my title using letters in chipboard and stickers.

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I used white pigment ink to stencil snowflakes on all the pages as well...

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Once all my pages were ready, it was time to decide what photos to use and what I wanted to journal. Here are pics of all the pages of my album..

Clear Scraps' Slimline albums come in chipboard, acrylic and wood. There are also several styles of each type. The large, tall size is great for vacations, holidays, birthdays, etc.

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: 

Slimline Wood Tab Mini Album

6" Nordic Snowflakes

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Silver Stencil Butter, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clear Snap: White Pigment Paint and ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Acrylic Paint, Printed Paper, White Cardstock, Sticker Letters, Chipboard Letters, Notebook Paper and Book Rings

 


Framed Friends!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing an embellished frame of treasured memories created with the Friends XL Wood Frame. This piece is huge and wonderful! It was definitely a fun project - from picking out the three photos I wanted to use, to the actual creation with pretty papers and flowers and the assembly! Brought back so many memories! 

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I started by tracing each letter backwards on the back side of the patterned papers and fussy cutting each one. I did the same with the three frames at the bottom using solid colors of cardstock.

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I adhered acetate to the back of the three frames to keep the photos clean and dust-free (which unfortunately casts weird shadows on the photos so I apologize for that).

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I adhered the fussy-cut patterned paper letters and cardstock frames, and heavily distressed the edges. 


I added paper flowers and die cut greenery, and a couple bamboo cord bows. 

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And then added a few gemstones to the frames to complete the project.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Friends XL Wood Frame

Other products used:
Patterned paper; brown/pink/green/kraft cardstock, distress ink, die, paper trimmer, acetate, glue, hot glue/hot glue gun, paper flowers, gemstones, bamboo crafting cord

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Hearth and Home Family/recipe Album

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm happy to share some album inspiration with you. I think preserving family memories and maybe a favorite family recipe or two are so important and something you will cherish forever and pass on to the next generation. Clear Scraps has a variety of different albums to chose from. For today's project I'll be using Clear Scraps 8x8 tab Chipboard Album

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The first step I did was to paint a 1 inch border around all edges of each chipboard album page, using a vintage white acrylic paint. Let dry.

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Next I cut all my base papers to measure 7x7 and adhered to each of my album pages, including the front and back covers. I recommend using a strong and permanent glue, like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. The papers I used are Simple Stories Hearth and Home paper collection. 

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To decorate the front cover, I chose one of the 4x6 journaling cards and placed in the center of the front cover with foam dots. This adds dimension. I adhered 2 house puffy stickers over the 2 matching home images on my journaling card. Adhered the foam sentiment "gather" at the top right corner. Added acouple sticker hearts and a metal brad sticker to my journaling card image. Using pop dots, I adhered a sticker flower to the upper left corner on my cover page. Adhered 3 sticker sentiments at the upper right corner. 

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Page 1: (inside cover) I cut out one of the tags and scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered to the top left of my page. Then added a metal brad at the top of my tag. You could add a photo or family memory card if you like to this page. 

Page 2: I made a pocket page measuring 6x4 inches. Added a border punch edge at the top of my pocket before adhering. Tucked a recipe card aling wirh acouple journaling cards inside my pocket. I adhered a sticker sentiment to the tab on the right. 

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Page 3: I cut out 5 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top and waterfall adhered these to my page. Adhered a flag sentiment at the top left of my page. 

Page 4: using another journaling card, I scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a flip up page. Underneath I added a photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches, and adhered this to my page. Added a cute birdie sticker at the bottom left of my photo mat. On the front of  my flip page, I glued acouple chipboard stickers over the matching images and added a sentiment sticker Rise and Shine at the top right. To finish off this page I adhered a few enamel dots at the bottom of my page and acouple sticker sentiments on both tabs.

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Page 5: I cut out one of the recipe cards, scored a 1/2 inch at the top. Then adhered at the top of the page. Added 5 foam sticker hearts across the top of my recipe card. You could add a photo underneath the recipe card if you like. At the bottom I adhered some ephermera pieces using foam dots and a few stickers. 

Page 6: Added a simple photo mat measuring 5 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches centered onto my page. I added a chipboard sticker "Home" at the top of my photo mat. Adhered a foam sticker sentiment and a few metal beads at the bottom. On both tabs I adhered sticker sentiments. 

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Page 7: I cut out another journaling card image, scored 1/4inch on the left side and adhered this along the left edge of my page. I added a few sticker sentiments stickers at the top of my flip card. And sticker sentiment on the tab area.

Page 8: Adhered a photo mat measuring 4 & 1/2 x 5 inches and adhered to the center of the page. Added some sticker sentiments, bench sticker and a photo.

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To finish my album I added a few metal rings and some matching ribbons from my stash. 

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Here are some closeups:

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and I have  inspired you to try creating your own family album. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here to see all the albums available to purchase, along with all the other craft supplies you'll be sure to love! Thanks for stopping by our Clear Scraps blog today. We appreciate you and can't wait to see what you create! Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana 

Other Supplies used: Simple Stories Hearth and Home paper collection, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Foam dots, border punch, ribbons, 3 metal rings, Vintage white acrylic paint, white cardstock.


Winter-Snowflake 3D Frameable

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share one of the cute 3D Frameables with you! It's officially winter here in the Central US and that means creating fun memories!  I have a favorite photo of my son and husband making a snowman that fits perfectly with the Winter-Snowflake Word N Shape and Square Frame with Base

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I began by using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere patterned paper to my Square Frame.  I trimmed away excess paper using scissors and my x-acto knife.  I then used my sanding tool to smooth the edges between the paper and wood. 

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I also used Beacon to affix patterned paper to the smaller oval of the base and again using my sanding tool and x-acto knife.  I added white acrylic paint around my edges to give it a snowy look. 

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I used the same white acrylic paint to color the large oval of my base.

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Once my paint was dry, I secured the 6 Inch Ice Crystal Snowflakes Mascil to the top with washi tape. I blended Distress Oxide Ink in Speckled Egg to the surface. 

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Here is the end result of the oxide ink + Mascil! 

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I then adhered the ovals together using my Beacon Adhesive. It's helpful to use clips to secure the two pieces together as the glue dries. 

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I again used my Beacon to adhere the Square Frame to the base as shown.  The small lip of wood showing is what will be inserted into the base. 

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For the Winter-Snowflake Word N Shape, I painted both pieces with white acrylic paint. 

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On the Winter word, I again used the 6 Inch Ice Crystal Snowflakes Mascil with two shades of blue Distress Oxide. 

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Here is a close up of the Winter. I added iridescent baubles and a sentiment sticker to accent. 

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For the Snowflake, I added embellishments from the collection I used followed by coloring the edges with Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans. 

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Here is a close up of the frame; I affixed smaller embellishments to allow the photo the be the focus.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard stickers, decorative bow clip: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt; Distress Ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; iridescent baubles: Taylored Expressions; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


Featured Designer Hazel Estibeiro: DIY Christmas Projects!

Hello! It's Hazel back to share my last projects with you!  Today, I'm showcasing  Christmas crafts featuring Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shapes as well as a holiday canvas! 

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First up  is the details  of  the Gnome Mini Shaker Shape which can easily be decorated as Santa! 
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I have used acrylic paint to colour the shaker pieces
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I have used  Deck Halls Christmas paper pack to design one base of the shaker.
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   Coloured and ready to assemble.
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I have used shaker beads on the base and assembled the  shaker.

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 I have used Christmas small paper cutouts to decorate it
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Designed the Santa face shaker and ready to gift or hang on your Christmas tree.

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Next, up is the Mason Jar Mini Shaker Shape!

 
I have used design paper to cut out the shape of the jar to stick on the base of the shaker.
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I have cut the shape ready to stick on the base, and used grey acrylic colour to colour the next shaker parts.
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 I have used decorative Christmas cut outs and glitter on the base and assembled all the three parts of the jar shaker to form a beautiful Shaker jar as gift or to hang on your Christmas tree.
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I have used a paper pack design paper to cover the Christmas tree shape.
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 Then used acrylic colours to colour the shape of the gift box and Christmas sentiment.
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Used a 6x6 canvas and distressed it with green Lindy’s spray colour.
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Assembled and adhered my Chipboard Embellishment Shape and Wood Shapes on the canvas.
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Lastly designed the canvas using Christmas embellishments and cutouts to form a decor artwork.
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Thank you for stopping by the blog! I  hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps! Have a wonderful day!

 

 


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Holiday Joy LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today sharing a LO idea for

your holiday or winter photos!

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One of the easiest types of LO's is just setting up a grid.  They can

fill the entire page, or just trickle across the page like this one does. 

I used some patterned paper that had frames with images and

started cutting them apart and arranging them.  Or you could do the

same by framing images, or more pictures in white.  It's important

to have a strong focus with a LO like this, and one of the best ways

to do that is with your title.  The colors in this paper were so bright

 and fun, that I decided to follow suit and embrace that by carrying

that through with the title.  Here's where the awesome pieces from

Clear Scraps come in!  You can customize them to any color,

to match any papers or embellishments you'd like!

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The cute Joy Mini Shaker from Clear Scraps packs a cute punch! 

It's painted with bright green and pink acrylic paint, and the shaker

part, I chose to make it look like a little snow globe.  Super simple,

with some snow patterned paper and a little snowman sticker. 

Some bling crystals inside the shaker and a few rhinestones on the

letters give it a sparkly finish.  To see all of the options available,

stop by the Clear Scraps store to check them all out HERE.

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The word "holiday" is one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Script Word

Titles, painted with bright pink acrylic paint to match just as the Joy

mini shaker was.  I love the ability to coordinate everything so easily!

Make sure to check these out in the Clear Scraps store!  The word

"holiday" is HERE.  Find all the choices right HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Joy Mini Shaker, Holiday Chipboard Script Word Title.

Other:  Pink and green acrylic paint, pink rhinestones, pink and clear

shaker gems, PhotoPlay Paper Tulla & Norbert's Christmas Party paper, 

stickers, and chipboard, adhesive, foam tape.


Good Cheer Christmas Chipboard Tag Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing one last Christmas project this year that features our Chipboard Tag Album with plenty of room for documenting those Christmas memories! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas - it's so hard to believe that it has come and gone! The real truth is that it'll be here again before we know it! You'll be seeing more Christmas projects from me in the upcoming months because Christmas is my favorite holiday and I create holiday cards and projects all year long!

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This was an easy and super fun project! I covered the front and back sides of the four tags with Christmas papers, inked the edges and embellished each side with coordinating papers and images. There are pockets with pull-out cards and tags, as well as folders that open outward and upward... lots of open space for photos and journaling. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Chipboard Tag Album

Other products used: 
Cardstock and patterned paper, chalk ink edger, tag die, circle punches, corner rounder, paper trimmer, glue, stapler, buckle embellishment, crafting cord, washi tape, ribbon, gemstones

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

 


Winter XL Wood Gnome

Hello craft friends!  It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a project with you all about winter! Truth be told, I like to scrapbook about winter much more winter itself.  Living in the Midwest, there isn't much to do outdoors in the cold and snow!  I'm more of a warm weather and sunshine girl!  

The XL Wood Gnome 2 is perfect for dressing up for just about any theme or holiday!  I used a bright winter theme for my Gnome to decorate the area next to our fireplace! 

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Using chalk paint in a light blue, I painted the hands and nose of the Gnome and set aside to dry. 

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I also used the same color of paint to color the feet of my gnome as shown. I did not worry about my lines being perfect as I knew I would be covering part of the body with patterned paper. 

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While my paint dries, I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the front of my hat and to the body of the gnome.  I used my x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth any excess paper away. 

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I  used the Wood Holiday Collection 3 Pack to have pieces to switch out on the front of the Gnome.  I painted the front of the Snowflake with chalk paint in the same light blue chalk paint. 

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I then added embossing ink around the edges followed by a blue metallic embossing powder. 

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Here is the end result of the Snowflake. I added embellishments from the collection I used and affixed it to the Gnome with velcro for easy removal. 

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I  covered the Tree using patterned paper and my Beacon Adhesive.  I then added a light coat of white acrylic paint the edges followed by using circular embellishments. 

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Last is an ornament which I layered with washi tape.  I used my sanding tool to smooth excess off the edges followed by adding paint in light blue around the edges. 

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I covered the two oval bases with patterned paper and affixed them together with my hot glue gun. I did add a little extra glue to the slots where the feet insert for sturdiness. 

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On the hat, I added pink and black ribbon as well as embellishments to the brim for accent. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can check out all of the Wood Shapes  and Collection Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, washi tape: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; ribbon: May Arts; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt;  embossing powder: Stampendous; embossing ink, heat gun:  Ranger; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, hot glue gun, velcro. 


Christmas Joy Slimline Album

Hello Crafters!

I'm Dana and I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog!  Christmas is approaching fast. If you are looking for some Christmas gift ideas, I'm here to hopefully inspire you with how to create a Slimline style album using Clear Scraps Chipboard Scalloped Slimline album. Click Here and also using Clear Scraps Chipboard Star bulbs Click Here 

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To start this project, we will be covering all our base pages including the front cover and back with paper. All papers will measure 5x11 inches. I'm using Mintay's Merry and Bright collection. But any Christmas papers you have in your stash will work. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3-1 glue. Paint all tabs with cream acrylic paint. 

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Next cut apart one of your Clear Scraps Chipboard star bulbs from the pack. We will only be using one of the star bulbs for this project. You can save the other bulb for a future project. Using acrylic paint in gold metallic, apply paint on the hanging string and top of your star bulb. Then apply glue to the bow and sprinkle gold glitter on top. Shake off any excess glitter. Apply glue to the ornament bulb and sprinkle with green glitter. Shake off access glitter. Set aside to dry.

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Next I fussycut the mistletoe image from the ephermera sheet. Ink edges and apply foam dots to the back. Glue this piece on top of duplicate image on your front cover. Then take and add foam dots to the back of your chipboard Star bulb and adhere on the front of your album. Then apply some sticker sentiments onto front tabs. To finish the front cover, I added acouple sentiment chipboard stickers on the top and bottom of my cover. 

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Here's a close-up:

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Page 1: I made a pocket page, cut at 5x 4 & 1/2 inches, punched my bottom hole before adhering. Using a border punch,  I added a gold metallic border to the top edge of my pocket. I fussy cut out a pointsetta image from leftover scrap paper and adhered to top left side of my page, using foam dots. Applied some Stickles glitter to leaves and stamens. Tucked a journaling card inside my pocket. Added a sentiment chipboard sticker in the middle of my pocket. 

Page 2: Adhered a cream cardstock photo mat measuring 4 x 6 and adhered to the center of my page. Added a chipboard sticker flag to top of my photo mat. Sentiment sticker to the bottom of my photo mat. Then glued acouple small flowers on each side of my sentiment. Add a sticker border along the edge.

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Page 3 & 4 :

I couldn't bear to cover up these pretty papers so I left these pretty basic. I fussy cut one of the cute elves and adhered to the top left page using foam dots. Then glued a small pom pom to the top of his hat. Applied Stickles glitter to his collar and fur on his hat. I fussy cut a blue bulb ornament and using foam dots adhered this on top of the duplicate image on the left side of page 3. Add border stickers on each sides.

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Pages 4: I cut a scrap paper measuring 4 x 8 1/2 inches, score 1/2 inch at the right side and adhere at the right side as a flip page. Inside I added a photo mat 3 x 5 1/2 inches and adhered to the center of my page. Then added acouple stickers, one on the inside flap of my flip page and one on top of my photo mat. I glued another small pom pom to the little elves hat! 

Page 6: I cut another photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 inches and adhered to the center of my page. I added a flag sentiment sticker at top left side of my photo mat. Adhered 2 other sentiment chipboard stickers to the upper right corner of my page. Fussy cut a ornament image from the ephermera sheet and applied at the bottom of my page. Fussy cut the snowflake cookie and adhered on top of my ornament image eith foam dots. Glued a silver gem in the middle of my snowflake! Adhered border stickers along each edge of both pages. 

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Pages 7: I didn't want to cover up this cute paper lol  so all I did was add a sentiment chipboard sticker at the top of my page. 

Page 8: I took 5 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top.  For the Santa journaling card,  I  stapled a ticket onto my card before adhering to my page. Then adhered them all as a waterfall onto my page. Added a sentiment flap sticker on the top right of my page. Added some Stickles glitter to my Santa fur and beard!

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To finish this album, I tied some red sparkle tulle, gold and green mesh ribbon through the holes of my album. I hope you have been inspired today and will create a treasured album to enjoy for years to come!

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Here's some more closeups!

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Thank you so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today! Hope you have enjoyed this project and come away inspired. Be sure to check out all the new Slimline Albums and other craft supplies from Clear Scraps Click Here

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! Looking forward to see what you create!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3-1 glue, foam dots, Mintay Merry and Bright collection,  Stickles glitter: Christmas Red, Diamond, Holly Green, Martha Stewart glitter in Green and Gold, Martha Stewart border punch, acrylic paints cream and metallic gold, scoring board, bone folder, paper trimmer, hole punch, Christmas Red sparkle Tulle, Gold and Green mesh ribbons.

 


Noel Altered Tag

Happy Christmas Eve!

Tami here on the blog with you today with a holiday project to show you.

I really like Clear Scraps Door Chipboard Embellishment. I could just picture a Christmas wreath hanging on it.

That was the starting point of this altered tag...

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I used one of the chipboard tags from the Chipboard Tag Album as a base. I painted it with a layer of white crackle paste. You can speed up the dry time with a heat gun or just let it air dry. Once the crackle paint was dry, I added a layer of glitter paint around the edges...

I painted the door red and the Noel Chipboard Word Title gold. I distressed the tag, door and word with brown chalk ink...

I used a piece of silver foil paper to back the upper portion of the door. I used a pouncing brush with white paint to make it look frosty. Then I adhered the foil into the top portion of the door...

I cut a small piece of printed paper to use for the bottom of the door. You could also remove this piece and back it like I did on the top. I adhered the paper, then used the pouncing brush again to add snow to the door...

I adhered a small wreath to the upper portion of the door, adhered the door to the tag using foam tape, then added Noel towards the bottom...

I finished the tag by adding holly around the top of the door, tying a gold ribbon in the hole and then using a dress pin to attach a tiny jingle bell...

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Wishing you a very Merry CHRISTmas!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Basic Door Chipboard Embellishment, Chipboard Tag Album and Noel Chipboard Word Title

Other: Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board, Deco Art: White Crackle Paint, Clearsnap: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Mini Wreath, Mini Garland, Rusty Jingle Bell, Dress Pin, White and Gold Paint, Gold Ribbon and Vintage Silver Cord


Happy New Year Wine Bottle Tag

Welcome back, everyone!  I'm Maureen and I'm sharing a project that will get you ready for any of those end of the year New Years parties!  It's fun to have a hostess gift if you plan on attending any events this season, and this idea assembles in just minutes.  I always need a hostess idea - and a great bottle of wine or champagne, decorated up with a handmade tag is such a welcome gift!

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I've chosen the Mini Wine Glass Chipboard Shaker as the focal point for this tag.  It's such a fun embellishment and would look great on a tag, gift bag or card!  

My first step was to cut out a shimmery black card stock tag at a 4" by 11" size, then cut out a 2.5" circle at the top with a die cut.  I've created a scored fold line underneath the circle to give the tag a better way to lay flat.

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From here, I'm using the 6" Bubbles Stencil on the tag, and a white ink and sponge.  Take the sponge and dab through the stencil in spots you want to have bubbles show through.  

Next, I've prepared the wine glass shaker by tracing the shape on both a sparkly black paper as well as a polka dot paper for the inside of the shaker.  Once I cut these out, I've glued them to the top layer and the inside of the shape.

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I decided to go back over the edges of the shape with a black marker so the chipboard edges would match the rest of the tag.  I also added some Wedding Sequins in the middle of my shape along with some number pieces I had from a previous project.  Then, I glued the acrylic piece down and the top layer over it.

To give the festive look of a countdown, I've cut numbers from a die cut set and placed them in cascading order down the side of the tag.  These are cut with a silver sparkle card stock.

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I added the "cheers" phrase to the front of the wine glass as well, and it really pulls all the other colors together!

At the bottom of the tag, I've attached the Mini Wine Glass shaker with a tacky glue.  The specific card stock I chose is of a heavier weight and handles the chipboard element beautifully.

Clear_Scraps_Wine_Shaker_New_Years7You can add a bit more bling by adding some sparkle glue accents to the edges of the bubbles and letters on the tag.  Now all you need is a bottle of wine or sparkling cider to hang it on!  Your hosts will enjoy a special handmade gift from you.  I invite you to check out the selection of shakers available on the Clear Scraps site for last minute gifts like this!

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I hope you enjoy the upcoming end of year festivities and I'm wishing you all an amazing 2022.  See you next year!

Maureen


Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallet--I Still Believe

Hi there friends!  Laura is here with you today to share a little Christmas Spirit home

decor!  I grabbed one of the ever so awesome Clear Scrap's Medium DIY Square Pallets

and got creating!

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It's a bright, colorful festive project that's easy to do!  To start, the edges of the pallet

were brushed with some bright green acrylic paint.  The the patterned paper was cut

to fit and glued down (I did brush a little distress ink on the edges first!).  If you want,

you can always just paint the entire thing too.  Then it was time to decorate it up!

My theme was believing in Santa, and Clear Scraps to the rescue!  Their Mini Shakers

are hard to beat!  The Mini Shaker Sled is the perfect version of Santa's own! 

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The frame was painted with black paint since it was a background piece but I still wanted

it to "pop" to show the outline of the sleigh.  The back of the sled shaker was traced onto a

piece of peppermint stripe patterned paper.  It was glued all together after I added some

pretty, festive, sparkle using the Clear Scraps Holiday Sequins.   The word "Believe" is one

of the many Chipboard Script Word Titles available in the Clear Scraps store.  These are

seriously one of my very favorite things Clear Scraps makes!  The are a great addition to

home decor projects like this, to cards, to layouts.  Really a lot of ways to get creative with

them too!  I painted the "Believe" with acrylic paint and then layered on some glitter glue

for just a touch of sparkle.  You can ink, or stamp on, or spray mist or even emboss to your

hearts content on these pieces!  Make sure to check them all out HERE.

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Just a few more stickers, a journal card I fussy cut and a little twine and of course some

adorable little jingle bells and a touch of bling to finish it off just right!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Medium Square DIY Pallet, Mini Shaker Sled,

Holiday Sequins, Believe Chipboard Script Word Title

Other:  Red and Black acrylic paint, Nuvo Glitter Drops--White

Blizzard, PhotoPlay Tulla & Norbert's Christmas Party collection

kit paper and stickers, rhinestones, twine, jingle bells.


Printer Tray Frame Turned Into A Shadowbox!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vintage Christmas shadowbox created from our Small Rectangle Printer Tray Frame! I added several strips of double-sided adhesive foam tape between each of the chipboard layers so the compartments were deep enough to accommodate the vintage Christmas elements. I bought all of these fun vintage items (wreath, mistletoe, wood ski and pole, Christmas lights, scarf and hat, shovel, and snowflake) several years ago along with a different kind of shadowbox, and the shadowbox turned out to be too small, so everything just sat in my stash... until now!

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Using one of the chipboard layers as a template, I adhered different colors and patterns of vintage Christmas paper, a couple vintage photos and a piece of ephemera to the chipboard back, to be seen through the apertures from each compartment. I then separated the compartments by adding several strips of foam tape down and across the interior sections and around the outside edges, added a chipboard layer, and then added several more foam tape strips to the interior sections and around the outside edges. I repeated the process with the second chipboard layer and more foam tape strips.

I adhered strips of gray cardstock around the inside perimeter of each compartment for a clean finished look, and then adhered the vintage Christmas elements into the compartments with a hot glue gun, adding sequins and seed beads to the two compartments containing the vintage photos. I adhered the acrylic divider to the front after removing the protective film from the underside, and then turned my attention to the third chipboard layer.

I cut a frame for each aperture on the third chipboard layer so that about 1/8" of gray cardstock shows around the opening and adhered them to the back side of the chipboard layer, and then adhered it to the front after removing the protective film from the front side of the acrylic divider. I adhered strips of gray cardstock around the outside edge to conceal the foam tape strips, chipboard layers and acrylic divider. To finish the shadowbox, I adhered a rosette to the front that I created from patterned paper and embellished with die cut numbers. Here are close-ups of each compartment:

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Clear Scraps products used:
Small Rectangle Printer Tray Frame

Other products used:
Paper trimmers, double-sided adhesive foam tape, glue, hot glue gun, vintage Christmas items from stash (wreath, mistletoe, wood ski and pole, Christmas lights, scarf and hat, shovel, and snowflake), Christmas ephemera, gold cord, snowflake sequins, cup sequins, seed beads, gray enamel dots

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie