Under the Sea Aquarium

9/15/22 Top 3 at Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – I hope you’re having a great week! I’m stoked to be back on the Printable Cuttable Creatables blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Have you ever seen a paper aquarium?! I never have so I made one featuring the Under the Sea Cutting File Scrapbook Title, Cute Mermaid SVG File and Seaweed SVG File! It’s a lot like a box card but 8″ square when standing, has acetate across the front, and it folds flat for mailing if desired!

I started by constructing the aquarium (with two inside strips) from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock. I cut layering panels for the inside and outside along with die cut waves (using the My Favorite Things Slimline Ocean Motion Die-namics) from The Paper Cut Blue Crinkle Paper, and adhered them in place.

I cut the pieces in the Under the Sea title, assembled it, and adhered it to the back wall of the aquarium. I moved the small seaweed down to the middle wave panel. I then cut the pieces in the Cute Mermaid SVG file after flipping the file, assembled her, and adhered her on the bottom wave panel. I embellished her with pearls and gemstones. Then finally I cut the pieces for one of the options in the Seaweed SVG file, assembled it and adhered it on the bottom wave panel. The final step was adhering a panel of acetate across the front. Acetate is very hard to photograph but this close-up photo actually came out pretty cool-looking because it yields a rippled effect which is somewhat realistic of an underwater scene! I can assure you that all the elements are actually flat! ;)

Here is an overhead shot so you can see the simple box card type construction, and a shot of it folding flat for mailing if desired.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202208 – August Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: August #8 2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #082022 – Anything Goes w/optional By The Book (The Little Mermaid)
4. Classic Design Challenge: August #8 – Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #129 – Fun Folds
6. Creative Creases: #39 – Anything Goes with a Fun Fold
7. Little Red Wagon: #668 – A Day at the Beach
8. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges: #528 – Anything Goes with Paper
9. QKR Stampede: #450 – Anything Goes
10. Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #155 – At the Beach
11. The Creative Crafters: #55 – Anything Goes
12. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: August Challenge – Anything Goes

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support!

Printable Cuttable Creatables products used:
Under the Sea Cutting File Scrapbook Title
Cute Mermaid SVG File
Seaweed SVG File

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Eris, Stardream Metallic Lagoon, Stardream Metallic Flame, Stardream Metallic Fairway, Stardream Metallic Amethyst, Basis Teal, Basis Coral, Basis Dark Orange, Basis Green, Basis Light Lime, Basis Dark Purple, Pop Tone Tangy Orange, Pop Tone Orange Fizz, Pop Tone Hot Fudge, Royal Sundance Fiber Kraft, Sandcastle; The Paper Cut Blue Crinkle Paper
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Slimline Ocean Motion Die-namics
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tape Runner, Big Shot, Grafix Craft Plastic, 1/2″ Scor-Tape, Eyelet Outlet 3mm white pearl bling strip and 3mm purple jewel bling strip

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get out that electronic cutting machine! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Printable Cuttable Creatables store – you’ll have a blast and there are tons of freebies to get started! Save 15% off your order at Printable Cuttable Creatables by using coupon code love2scrap15 at checkout! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube for lots of crafty inspiration! And while you’re at it, join our Crafting with Printable Cuttable Creatables Facebook Group for more inspiration and to share your projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

School Art Fridge Magnets (set of 6)

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! Still shaking my head at how fast these months are flying by! I’m stoked to be back on the Printable Cuttable Creatables blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Every parent needs refrigerator magnets to attach their kids’ art work from school, so that was my inspiration for this project using the Back To School SVG Scrap Kit! I typically use the separated SVG files, cut the pieces with my Scan N Cut, and assemble the projects. I did something a little different this time and used the PNG clipart files to print and cut!

I went through the PNG clipart files in the Back To School Scrap Kit and picked out the six images I wanted to use for the magnets. Following my machine’s instructions for Print To Cut projects, I printed the images on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and cut the outlines. I cut just the outlines four more times from 110# Solar White cardstock, and then adhered the cuts one on top of each other to make each magnet base thick and strong. The finishing touch was adding two disc magnets to the back of each one.

And one more look at the set… I absolutely LOVE how these turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202208 – August Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #082022 – Anything Goes w/optional By The Book (stretching the twist… back to school :)
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: August #8 2022 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: August #8 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge: August Anything Goes
6. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: August Challenge – Anything Goes

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support!

Printable Cuttable Creatables products used:
Back To School Scrap Kit

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Bearly Art precision craft glue, 8mm disc magnets

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get out that electronic cutting machine! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Printable Cuttable Creatables store – you’ll have a blast and there are tons of freebies to get started! Save 15% off your order at Printable Cuttable Creatables by using coupon code love2scrap15 at checkout! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube for lots of crafty inspiration! And while you’re at it, join our Crafting with Printable Cuttable Creatables Facebook Group for more inspiration and to share your projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Birthday Gift Bag with ATCs

8/21/22 Rising Star at A Place To Start!

Hey everybody! Happy Friday to you all! My new DT gig with the ScrapbookingStore is in full swing and I’m so loving the versatility of the papers and the embellishment upgrades in this month’s scrapbook kit! While the collection is beach-themed, I created a fun gift bag with a striped paper from the kit which will be used for a birthday. That’s what I mean by versatile! I’m wrapping up August’s shares with this gift bag along with three artist trading coins embellished with stickers from the upgrade sticker sheet to tuck into the gift bag!

Using the Lawn Fawn Goody Bag die from my stash, I cut the front and back pieces of the gift bag from a red and white striped pattern paper in the kit and assembled it.

I embellished the front of the gift bag with a stitched banner (cut from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Eris cardstock using the JustRite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles die set) and quite a few stickers, a clothespin, and a yellow sun clip from the embellishment upgrades. I also added some gemstones which completed the front.

Here are few more shots of the gift bag from different angles.

To make the artist trading coins that I tucked into the gift bag, I punched 2-1/2” circles from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and embellished them with CutCardStock Pop Tone Sweet Tooth and Cotton Candy cardstock, American Crafts POW Rouge Glitter Paper, bling, and stickers from the upgrade sticker sheet.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: August #8 2022 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #082022 – Anything Goes w/optional By The Book (no twist)
3. Classic Design Challenge: August #8 – Anything Goes
4. Country View Challenges: August 2022 – Happy Birthday
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: August Anything Goes
6. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: August Challenge – Anything Goes

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support!

ScrapbookingStore products used:
August 2022 Scrapbook Kit with Upgrades

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop Tone Cotton Candy, Pop Tone Sweet Tooth and Stardream Metallic Eris cardstock, American Crafts POW Rouge Glitter Paper
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Lawn Fawn Goody Bag die, JustRite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles die set
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, cordless glue gun, Stampin’ Up Dimensionals, Eyelet Outlet 3mm pearl bling and 3mm and 4mm jewel bling

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re thinking about all the fun you could have with this month’s kit… you really ought to think about joining the Subscription Club! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for lots of crafty inspiration! And if you do decide to join the Subscription Club, join our ScrapbookingStore Club Member Group on Facebook for more inspiration and to share your projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Summer Sandal

8/15/22 Top 5 at QKR Stampede!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great week and you’re surviving this heat… I sure am ready for some cooler weather! I’m delighted to share that I’ve been invited to join the design team for the ScrapbookingStore which boasts a monthly scrapbook kit subscription club, and I’m thrilled beyond words! I love kits and there are so many different kinds of projects that can be created with these collections. This month’s kit is beach-themed and features papers in pretty summery colors and patterns along with coordinating stickers and optional upgraded embellishments. I’m excited to share a summer sandal, one of several debut DT inspiration projects!

Using my flip flop template, I cut the midsole from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, the insole and straps from striped paper, and the sole and another set of straps (adhered to the underside of the striped paper straps) from beach ball paper in the kit. I used a Darice Chevron embossing folder and ran the sole through my Big Shot for a little texture like a real shoe sole. I adhered the pieces together and added a beach ball embellishment created with 1”, 1-1/4” and 1-1/2” circle punches along with two strips of Eyelet Outlet white pearl bling on each strap.

Here are a couple more shots. I’m SO smitten… these papers made an adorable little sandal!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: August #8 2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: August #8 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #102 – August 2022 Anything Goes
4. Di’s Digi Challenges: Anything But A Card Challenge
5. Inkspirational: #270 – Photo Challenge

6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: August Anything Goes
7. Moving Along With The Times: #145 – Anything Goes
8. {PIN}spirational Challenge: #292 – August Photo Inspiration

9. QKR Stampede: #449 – Anything Goes
10. Your Scrapbook Place: August Anything Goes

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support!

ScrapbookingStore products used:
August 2022 Scrapbook Kit

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1″ and 1-1/4″ circle punches, Fiskars 1-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: My flip flop template, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Darice Chevron embossing folder, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet 3mm white pearl bling strip

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re thinking about all the fun you could have with this month’s kit… you really ought to think about joining the Subscription Club! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for lots of crafty inspiration! And if you do decide to join the Subscription Club, join our ScrapbookingStore Club Member Group on Facebook for more inspiration and to share your projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Blinged Out Christmas Cup

7/25/22 Top Pick at Crafting Happiness Challenges!
7/31/22 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Challenge!
8/1/22 Top 5 at QKR Stampede!
8/28/22 Honorable Mention at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hey everybody! I hope your week is off to a great start! It’s going by fast and will soon be the weekend! Again, lol! It’s Christmas in July all over blogland so I thought I’d share my blinged out Christmas cup featuring the Simply Crafty SVGs Takeout Coffee Cups cut file along with a variety of cardstock, patterned paper, dies and bling. So festive and I love how it turned out!

Using my Scan N Cut, I cut the coffee cup and lid from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and the layering panels from The Paper Studio’s Four Seasons and Everything in Between paper pad (one of my all-time favorites), and assembled the cup and lid. Next, I adhered a 1″ strip of CutCardStock Pop Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock around the cup and embellished it with Eyelet Outlet 3mm Green Jewel Bling Strip and Red Snowflake Bling along with Kat Scrappiness gold pearls.

Using the Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set, I die cut the poinsettia from CutCardStock Basis Dark Red, Basis Red, Pop Tone Gumdrop Green and Bright Gold Foil cardstock, assembled it and adhered it to the front of the cup. I adhered a foiled sentiment created with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, Glimmer Gold Foil, Glimmer Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Hot Foil Plate & Die Set, and Glimmer Mini Everyday Sentiments Plate & Die Set.

The final touch was adding a little more bling (green gemstones and gold pearls) to the lid. Here are a couple more shots.

And one more peek… I just love how this turned out! You know how I love me some 3-D projects! And especially Christmas projects! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202207 – Anything Goes w/ optional Black & White (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #07-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #072022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Balloons and Flowers (no twist)
4. Alphabet Challenge Blog: H is for Holidays (Christmas in the USA)
5. Classic Design Challenge: #7 – Anything Goes
6. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #125 – Anything Goes Always
7. Crafty Catz: #604 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas in July
8. Crafty Gals Corner: #233 – Christmas in July
9. Christmas Craft Creations: July Challenge – Patterned Paper

10. Di’s Digi Challenge: Christmas in July
11. Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #556 – Anything Goes
12. My Time To Craft: #486 – Christmas in July
13. Paperbabe Stamps: #172 – Anything Goes
14. QKR Stampede: #448 – Anything Goes
15. Through The Craft Room Door: July 19th Anything Goes
16. Wide World Open Design Team Challenge: #07 – Anything Goes

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! 

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Red, Basis Red, Pop Tone Gumdrop Green and Bright Gold Foil cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Dies/Punches/Cut Files: Simply Crafty SVGs Takeout Coffee Cups cut file, Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set, banner die from Spellbinders Glimmer Mini Everyday Sentiments Plate & Die Set
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil SystemSpellbinders Glimmer Gold FoilSpellbinders Glimmer Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Hot Foil Plate & Die Set, Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearl Mix, Eyelet Outlet 3mm Green Jewel Bling Strip and Red Snowflake Bling

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

My Seasonal Gnomie!

Hey, everybody! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Dang. I can’t believe July is half over already! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I am really loving gnomes these days and there are so many different ones out there… short, tall, stamped, die cut, male, female, and the list goes on! This dude, created with the XL Wood Gnome 2, is a giant, standing over 20″ tall! He comes with a stand but I fashioned him to hang on a front door to hold different seasonal add-on elements all year long! You’ll get a peek of only one of those add-ons in this post but you’ll see all 12 of them in my final Clear Scraps post in just a few days! So stay tuned… saving the best for last!

I painted Gnomie’s hat with red acrylic paint. I painted his robe with light green acrylic paint and then swiped on bright aqua green acrylic paint over that to tone down the light green a bit. I painted his beard with white ash paint. Then finally, I colored his nose and hands with a flesh tone alcohol marker.

I adhered a small disc magnet toward the bottom of his beard in the area where he’ll ‘hold’ each of the seasonal add-ons which also have a small disc magnet on the back of each one.

I adhered a tiny magnet to the back of each of his hands.

Each seasonal add-on has two tiny magnets on the front in the areas where his hands will ‘hold’ each one. Stay tuned for my post showcasing all the add-ons in just a few days!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202207 – Anything Goes w/ optional Black & White (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #072022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Balloons and Flowers (no twist)
4. Classic Design Challenge: July #7 – Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #125 – Anything Goes Always
6. Crafty Catz: #604 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas in July (no twist)
7. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday Challenge: July Anything Goes
8. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: July Anything Goes
9. Through The Craft Room Door: July 5th Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
XL Wood Gnome 2

Other products used:
Ink/Paint: Liquitex Basis Bright Aqua Green, Light Green Permanent and Naphthol Crimson acrylic paint; Farmhouse White Ash paint; Arteza BR28 alcohol marker
Accessories: Ranger Distress Collage Medium, small and tiny disc magnets

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

I’ll be Gnome for Christmas!

7/12/22 Featured at Little Red Wagon!
8/12/22 Top 3 at Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog!

Hey, everybody! Happy Hump Day! I hope you’re having a great week! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a super fun gnome-themed Christmas home decor piece featuring the Medium House DIY Pallet Shape and Mini Shaker Gnome! The pallet shapes and mini shakers are so much fun to play with!

I covered the three sections of the Medium House DIY Pallet Shape with coordinating Christmas patterned papers, inked the edges of the sections with white pigment ink, and added a 3mm pink pearl bling strip to the roof outline. I stamped a sentiment in green ink and die cut it with a sentiment strip die, and adhered it to the roof section.

Next, I die cut two trees from dark aqua cardstock and adhered the outlines to the left of the house. I die cut the two trees once more from light aqua cardstock and adhered the negative space pieces on the tree outlines on the house.

Turning my attention to the Mini Shaker Gnome, I colored his hat and robe with alcohol markers and sponged white pigment ink on his beard. I added accents to his beard with an alcohol marker, added accents to his hat with an acrylic paint pen, and covered his shoes with light aqua cardstock. I assembled the shaker from the bottom up, adhering the two bottom chipboard forms and then adding 3mm clear droplets to the shaker compartments. I adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed from both sides) and then adhered the front chipboard form. I clamped the shaker for about 10-15 minutes to be sure the layers adhered well, and adhered the gnome beside the trees.

And one more look… loving how this turned out! You all know how much I love gnomes and how much I love Christmas, and this piece really makes me happy! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202207 – Anything Goes w/ optional Black & White (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #072022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Balloons and Flowers (no twist)
4. Christmas Craft Creations: June Challenge – Trees

5. Classic Design Challenge: July #7 – Anything Goes
6. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #125 – Anything Goes Always 
7. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: July Anything Goes
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #185 – Anything Goes
9. Little Red Wagon: #661 – Christmas in July
10. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: From Our Gnome To Yours

Clear Scraps products used:
Medium House DIY Pallet Shape
Mini Shaker Gnome

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Sandcastle, Basis Aqua, and Pop Tone Sno Cone cardstock; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything in Between paper pad
Stamps: Stampingbella Festive Gnome Sentiments stamp set
Ink/Paint: Hero Arts Unicorn ink, Catherine Pooler Daydream ink; Arteza alcohol markers- R35, RP04, BG35, NG08; pink acrylic paint pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Woodlands Thinlits, My Favorite Things Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, brayer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Kat Scrappiness 3mm Sparkling Clear Droplets, Eyelet Outlet 3mm pink pearl bling strip

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Rustic Christmas Ornament

Hey, everybody! Happy Happy Friday! Today is my baby boy’s 36th birthday and I don’t even know how that happened! He’s grown into such a wonderful young man (son, brother, uncle, husband and father), so here’s to many more happy birthdays! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I haven’t made any ornaments yet using Clear Scraps products and the Mini Shaker Star and 4×6 Stars Stencil spoke to me, so that’s the direction I went!

I started by swiping Memento Rich Cocoa ink and Memento Espresso Truffle ink in a downward motion onto the chipboard back of the Mini Shaker Star. I applied transfer gel with a spatula over the 4×6 Stars Stencil onto the chipboard back, let it dry, and pressed a piece of gold foil onto it with a brayer. Next, I painted the front chipboard form of the with a gold paint pen and set it aside to dry. I stamped the Christmas present on light brown cardstock in brown archival ink, stamped it again in Versamark, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder with flecks of white embossing powder in it. Whole ‘nother story… I must have accidentally dumped some stray white into the container of clear at some point but when I discovered it a little over a year ago, I liked it so I’ve been using it like that, lol!

I die cut the embossed present with the coordinating die and adhered it slightly off-kilter but mostly centered on the chipboard back. Working from the bottom up, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and punched a hole through the three layers with my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite. I adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed from both sides) to the front chipboard form, punched a hole through those two layers, and adhered them to the bottom part of the star. I clamped the star for about 10-15 minutes to be sure the layers adhered well, and then ran the gold paint pen around the outside edges to match the front.

Once the gold paint was completely dry, I lightly sanded it and wiped brown dye ink on it with my finger tip to add to the rustic look. I threaded jute rope through the hole at the top for the hanger, catching a piece of gold cording in it, and tied two knots. I tied rusted jingle bells to the end of the gold cording which completed the project.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. ABC Christmas Challenge Blog: L is for Little & M is for Music (little – mini shaker)
2. Ally’s Angels: #59 – Anything Goes
3. My Time To Craft Christmas: #37 – Christmas Music, Caroling, Hymn or Song (Jingle Bells)
4. The Creative Crafters: #53 – Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Star
4×6 Stars Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Light Brown cardstock
Stamps: STAMPlorations Warm Hands Warm Hearts stamp set
Ink/Paint: Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Memento Espresso Truffle ink, Marvy Uchida DecoColor Gold Paint Pen, Ranger ground espresso archival ink, Versamark, Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake ink
Dies/Punches: STAMPlorations Warm Hands Warm Hearts die set
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo, Spellbinders Glimmer Gold Foil, brayer, Canvas Corp Jute Rope, GKD Gold Cording, The Funkie Junkie Boutique Rusted Jingle Bells

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

What Makes a Home?

Hey, everybody! Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project. I’ve been playing with the 3-D Frameables again (maybe still playing with them, lol) and created a sweet home-themed project featuring our Base with Square Frame and Word n Shape Home-House. I really enjoyed creating this!

I started by covering the two base pieces, the frame, and the House shape with patterned paper, and adhered the base pieces together. This was a new pack of paper and I really love all the coordinating patterns.

I printed the home definition on a piece of the patterned paper that I cut down to 8-1/2″ x 11″, trimmed it, and sandwiched it between the two frame pieces. I fussy cut a small flower from the scrap leftover from covering the small base piece, and adhered it to the top right corner of the frame. I adhered two heart die cuts (leftover from another project) to the house and embellished it with white pearl bling strips. I colored the Home word with a dark green alcohol marker and embellished it with yellow enamel dots.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! How true is that home definition?! Of course, having fun products to play with is definitely a plus!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #6-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: June #6 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #124 – Anything Goes Always
4. Crafty Gals Corner: #232 – Anything Goes
5. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #06 – Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Base with Square Frame
Word n Shape Home-House

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Daffodil Afternoon DSP
Ink: Arteza YG00
Accessories: Computer-generated definition of home, leftover die cut hearts from stash, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Yellow Enamel Dots, Eyelet Outlet White Pearl Bling Strips

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Vase of Flowers Gift Card Holder

Hi friends! Happy Fri-YAY! I hope you’ve had a great week! I mentioned a couple days ago that I found a new online SVG store called Printable Cuttable Creatables, and I’ve created two more projects using her cut files that I’ll be sharing this morning. The first one is THE cutest gift card holder created with the Flower Vase Gift Card Holder cut file. It’s so bright and cheerful, and definitely a beautiful way to present a gift card for a birthday! I really enjoyed putting it together and watching it come to life!

Using my Scan N Cut, I cut all the pieces for the Flower Vase Gift Card Holder from CutCardStock Basis Dark Orange, Basis Gold, Basis Green, Basis Light Yellow, Basis Magenta, Basis Teal, Pop Tone Berrylicious, Pop Tone Cotton Candy, Pop Tone Grape Jelly, Pop Tone Grapesicle, Pop Tone Gumdrop Green, Pop Tone Tangy Orange, Camomile, and Scottish Highlands Green cardstock. Then the fun began with the assembly! I always love putting these projects together! I didn’t have a real gift card to use for the photo so I made one from a 80# Solar White cardstock scrap. I added a foiled and die cut sentiment created with a scrap of 110# Solar White cardstock and my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, Glimmer Gold Foil and Glimmer Mini Everyday Sentiments Plate & Die Set. The finishing touch was coloring the flower centers with Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

And one more look… such a fun gift card holder that was an absolute delight to make! Can’t wait to send it to somebody now! ;)

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #6-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: June #6 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #124 – Anything Goes Always
4. Crafty Gals Corner: #232 – Anything Goes
5. Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #553 – Celebrations (birthday)
6. Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #152 – Floral Frenzy
7. Use Your Stuff: #449 – Anything Goes

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Dark Orange, Basis Gold, Basis Green, Basis Light Yellow, Basis Magenta, Basis Teal, Pop Tone Berrylicious, Pop Tone Cotton Candy, Pop Tone Grape Jelly, Pop Tone Grapesicle, Pop Tone Gumdrop Green, Pop Tone Tangy Orange, Camomile, Scottish Highlands Green cardstock; Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock
Dies/Punches/Cut Files: Printable Cuttable Creatables Flower Vase Gift Card Holder cut file
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Bearly Art precision craft glue; Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, Glimmer Gold Foil and Glimmer Mini Everyday Sentiments Plate & Die Set, Big Shot, Stampin’ Up Mini Dimensionals, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this awesome gift card holder as much as I enjoyed making it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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