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,

Bee Happy Shaker Accordion Album

Hi peeps! Happy Saturday – I hope you had a great week! Can you believe we’re almost a week into June already?! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Bees are all the rage it seems so I created a fun bee-themed shaker accordion album featuring our Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album and Mini Shaker Bee which happens to be one of the newer mini shakers in the store. Gotta love all these shaker compartments everywhere you look, lol! ;)

I had some digital papers in my stash with bees and sunflowers (my favorite flower) so I printed several of them to cover the album pages. I added space for photos and/or journaling on each page, with a flip-up, a couple tags and a side-flip, all embellished with cut-outs, die cuts, glitter washi tape and/or gemstones. I connected the pages with jute rope.

And one more look… really loving how this turned out! The album and mini shaker are such fun products to play with!

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. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #100 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog: June Anything Goes
6. Crafty Catz: #598 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Celebration (no twist)
7. Critter Crazy Challenges: #63 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
8. Use Your Stuff: #449 – Anything Goes
9. Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album
Mini Shaker Bee

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: HP 32# copy paper, CutCardStock Basis Gold cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Natural cardstock, CutCardStock Brown Bag Kraft Paper
Stamps: Design Bundles Sunflowers-Bees digital papers
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Triple Line Diamond Panel die, Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers, Waffle Flower Wide Alpha dies, Waffle Flower Bold Alpha dies, Spellbinders Hexagons dies, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, brayer, Big Shot, Pretty Pink Posh Pewter and Sunshine Glow sequins, Canvas Corp jute rope, Eyelet Outlet Brown Glitter Washi Tape, Eyelet Outlet Black Glitter Washi Tape, Darice clear gemstones

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,

Most Beautiful Yard Award

Hey, everybody! The months are scooting right along and I cannot believe we’re almost through May already! Whoosh! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a super cute ‘award’ in the form of a large tag featuring our 5×9 Leaves Stencil and our Mini Shaker Award Ribbon. This was aimed at my hubby and started out as kind of a joke. He has the greenest thumbs I’ve ever seen and I keep telling him he deserves an award! There is nothing this man can’t do (while battling diabetes, cancer and MS)! Our front yard was literally brown and our back yard was overgrown with weeds when we moved into our house a year and a half ago. In no time, the front yard was gorgeous. He planted tall sunflowers along the walkway and wild flowers along the low brick ledge just for me… and of course they looked amazing! And he tilled the back yard and planted a garden, and yeah, it was flippin’ amazing as well! We had large tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, cucumbers, squash, peas, green beans, radishes, strawberries and raspberries to name just a few!

So I worked on the Mini Shaker Award Ribbon first. I colored the top chipboard form and the edges of the other chipboard forms and back with a teal alcohol marker. I adhered white cardstock to the award area of the chipboard back and blue metallic cardstock to the ribbon tails. Using the left side of the 5×9 Leaves Stencil and the same distress inks, I stenciled a small background area on a sheet of cardstock and printed a computer-generated award sentiment. I trimmed it and adhered it as a layer to the award area of the chipboard back. Working from the bottom up, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and added a pinch of shaker mix. I then adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed from both sides) and the top chipboard form. I clamped it for about 10-15 minutes to ensure that the layers adhere well.

Next, I worked on the tag base which I cut from white cardstock. Using the right side of the 5×9 Leaves Stencil and several distress inks, I stenciled the background for the left side of the tag. I adhered a panel to the right side of the tag cut from teal cardstock, and added a strip of teal glitter washi tape to the seam. I adhered the shaker and then added garden tool brads, lawn mower brads and a sunglasses brad. I adhered another layer of cardstock to hide the brad prongs and to provide a little extra stability to the tag. I created a hole reinforcement from white cardstock using two circle punches, and threaded ribbon and crafting cord through the hole. The finishing touch was adding several turquoise glitter enamel dots.

And one more peek… I absolutely love how this turned out! Like I mentioned above, the hubs definitely deserves a Most Beautiful Yard Award, and these stencils and mini shaker made it happen! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
2. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
3. Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #552 – Anything But Square
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Not A Card
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
6. The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge: Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
5×9 Leaves Stencil
Mini Shaker Award Ribbon

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Sapphire cardstock
Stamps: Computer-generated award sentiment
Ink: Ranger twisted citron, peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon distress ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/4″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist, Peachy Cheap Teal Glitter washi tape; Eyelet Outlet Garden Tool Brads, Lawn Mower Brads and Sunglasses Brads; Pretty Pink Posh Blue Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Peridot Mist and Ocean Spray sequins; ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Gorgeously Green and Red and Turquoise Collections, Hemptique Crafting Cord, Eyelet Outlet Turquoise Glitter Enamel Dots

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,

daytona beach may 78

Hey, everybody! I hope you had a great week and you’re having fun this weekend and staying healthy! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created another 3-D Frameables project – these are so versatile and so much fun! I used the Base with Square Frame and Word n Shape Summer-Flip Flops this time to document a memory from May 1978 that is still just as fresh in my mind as it was that day! My BFF got a brand new 1978 Chevy Camaro which we drove up and down the strip on Daytona Beach – back in the day when people were actually allowed to drive on the beach. We had such a great time… hard to believe that was 44 years ago, lol!

I painted the word Summer with yellow acrylic paint and the flip flops with orange acrylic paint and let them dry. I adhered a piece of pink cardstock to the back of the flip flops and embellished them with enamel flowers.

I covered the smaller oval base with green dotted paper, the larger oval base with yellow striped paper, and the frame with red and white striped paper. I adhered an orange cardstock mini scallop frame around the opening of the frame. I added acetate to the back of the frame to keep the photo clean and free of dust (which unfortunately casts weird shadows on the photo, lol). I adhered the frame to the wood backing and let it dry overnight with clips. That’s me on the right, by the way. ;)

I added a pink scallop strip to the top edge of the frame and added white die cut letters spelling ‘daytona beach’ and then adhered pink strips to the left and right edges for a finished look. I added the date using white die cuts along with sunglasses and beach umbrealla brads. 

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
4. Crafty Catz: #596 – Anything Goes w/ optional Add Some Pink
5. Cupcake Inspirations: #544 – Stripes

6. Little Red Wagon: #654 – With a Little Help From My Friends

Clear Scraps products used:
Base with Square Frame
Word n Shape Summer-Flip Flops

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corp Lots of Color Paper Collection, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Flame cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Azalea cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX and Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX Die-namics, Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits, Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Liquitex Cadmium Light Hue and Primary Yellow acrylic paints, Eyelet Outlet Pastel Sunglasses and Beach Umbrella Brads, Eyelet Outlet Enamel Flowers and Clear Jewel 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,

‘you are the sweetest’ shaker card

5/31/22 Top Pick at Crafting Happiness Challenges!

Hey, everybody! Another weekend has bit the dust and I hope it was a good one! Every day is good with us regardless of what day of the week it is! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I have an adorably ‘sweet’ Summer card featuring our Mini Shaker Popsicle filled with Sprinkles Lime Confetti on a Geo Burst Stencil background to share with you today. This couldn’t have been any more fun to create!

I started by coloring the top chipboard form of the Mini Shaker Popsicle along with the edges of the remaining forms and back with alcohol markers. I adhered a piece of Stamp Anniething popsicle patterned paper to the chipboard back so it’s visible through the aperture. Working up from the bottom, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and added Sprinkles Lime Confetti. I removed the protective film from the bottom side of the acrylic divider and adhered it, then removed the protective film from the top side of the acrylic divider and adhered the top chipboard form.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from 80# Solar White cardstock and Basis Gold cardstock. I applied Ranger twisted citron, fossilized amber, wild honey and abandoned coral distress inks to the white cardstock panel through the Geo Burst Stencil with blending brushes. I spritzed Tattered Angels Iridescent Silver Glimmer Mist over the panel, trimmed it, and adhered a piece of Stamp Anniething dotted patterned paper and a strip of MAMBI washi tape across the bottom. I added the Carta Bella sticker sentiment and then adhered the panel to the card base. I adhered the shaker and several Eyelet Outlet red gemstones to complete the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of CutCardStock Basis Gold cardstock and MAMBI skinny washi tape. I adhered another Carta Bella sentiment sticker and layered the panel on the yellow cardstock.

And one more look… such an awesome Summer card! The background stencil and shaker are so fun!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Addicted To Stamps and More: #429 – Any Occasion
3. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
5. Crafty Catz: #595 – Anything Goes w/ optional Masculine (no twist)
6. Creative Moments: #234 – Summer’s Here
7. Inkspirational: Designers Choice – Free (Use Something Free or Gifted) — gifted for design team use

8. Paperbabe Stamps: #167 – Anything Goes
9. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #521 – Anything Goes with Paper
10. Try It On Tuesday: Use A Stencil
11. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #05 – Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Popsicle
Geo Burst Stencil
Sprinkles Lime Confetti

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Gold cardstock, Stamp Anniething Summer Tropics 6×6 paper pack
Ink: Ranger twisted citron, fossilized amber, wild honey and abandoned coral distress inks; Arteza R21 and BR92 alcohol markers
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, brayer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, blending brushes, Tattered Angels Iridescent Silver Glimmer Mist, Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, Eyelet Outlet Red Jewel Bling, Carta Bella Summer Sticker Sheet

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,

4th of July Gnomie

5/30/22 Top 5 at Scrapping4fun Challenges!

Hey, everybody! Happy Friday – I hope you have a most excellent weekend! I’m stoked to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I love anything Americana and I absolutely LOVE gnomes so that combination can only mean the coolest gnomie ever! This project features our Medium Gnome 1 holding a Mini Shaker Flag embellished with the 5×9 Wave Strips Stencil, and he’s all decked out in red, white and blue patterned papers with a gray marble patterned paper beard and blue cardstock shoes! ;) Oh, this was a fun one!

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

I painted the Mini Shaker Flag pole with a silver metallic paint pen, covered the front chipboard form with the same blue cardstock I used for his shoes, and inked the edges. I used the 5×9 Wave Strips Stencil, Liquitex Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paint and a foam brush to stencil the design to resemble flag stripes on the chipboard back, and adhered four small punched stars. I adhered the next two chipboard forms onto the chipboard back, filled the shaker with red and blue stars and white seed beads, and adhered the acrylic divider (after removing the protective film) and then the front chipboard form. I adhered the flag to the front of the gnome and adhered his hands to appear as though he’s gripping the flag pole. ;)

And here’s one more peek… I’m so smitten with this little guy! LOVE how he turned out! Such a fun project!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202205 – May Anything Goes w/ optional Mother’s Day Slimline (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #052022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Lilies and Lace (no twist)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
6. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #99 – Anything Goes
7. Crafty Catz: #594 – Anything Goes w/ optional Hand Colored Image (no twist)
8. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday Challenge: May Anything Goes
9. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: May Anything Goes
10. QKR Stampede: #443 – Anything Goes
11. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #212 – Anything Goes
12. Your Scrapbook Place: May Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Gnome 1
Mini Shaker Flag
5×9 Wave Strips Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Blue cardstock, CutCardStock Basis White cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad, Stampin’ Up Perfectly Artistic DSP
Ink/Paint: Ranger black soot distress ink, Marvy Uchida DecoColor Silver Metallic paint marker; Liquitex Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide, Titanium White, and Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paints
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Border die, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Star Punch, CUTplorations Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Plate dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet red and blue star sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow seed beads

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,

Mason Jar Fridge Magnet

Hey, everybody! Happy Monday to you! The weather sure is amazing this time of year, and as I’ve said many times before, I feel guilty for being inside crafting when I could spend all day outside enjoying it! But I do walk every day for exercise and enjoy some of it! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I love thinking outside the box with my crafty creations, and I created a 3-D shaker refrigerator magnet featuring our Stones Stencil and Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments! All it took to make the chipboard into a 3-D shaker was a couple double-sided adhesive foam strips and some acetate! The Stones stencil is one of several new stencils in the store and I used it with distress inks to embellish the banner on the front of the mason jar.

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

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

I adhered a strip of cardstock around the outside edge of the mason jar to conceal the adhesive foam strip, and then adhered two small disc magnets on the back with distress collage medium which finished the project. I’m so smitten! One tweak turned this project into something entirely different than intended! Love, love, love!

Clear Scraps products used:
Stones Stencil
Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Basis 80# White cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock
Stamps: STAMPlorations Layered Citrus stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Sauna, Shea Butter and Tiara inks; Arteza alcohol markers- Y39, NG06; Ranger squeezed lemonade and dried marigold distress inks
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip Die-namics
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Strips, Webster Pages Hello World Paper Straws, Doodlebug Design Yellow Sequins, Grafix Craft Plastic, Studios Blackbird twine, blending brush, Ranger distress collage medium, small 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,

Bunny Kisses & Easter Wishes

Hey, everybody, happy Friday to you! I hope you’ve had a most excellent week! Our weather has been so amazing – I think Spring has finally sprung here in SW Colorado! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! We have some new products in the store and I got to play with one of the new 3-D Frameables – the Base with Scallop Frame and Word n Shape Hoppy-Bunny – just in time for Easter! I used a combination of patterned papers, washi tape, alcohol markers and the hubby’s Dymo labeler from back in the day. Remember the Dymo labelers?! LOL! I’m not really laughing too hard because they are making a come-back… I’ve seen quite a few projects lately with those awesome funky vintage labels!

I started by covering the smaller base piece with green and white gingham paper and the larger base piece with green wood-look paper, and adhered them together. I then covered the scallop frame with ombre purple wood-look paper and added four long strips of purple skinny washi tape. I printed the large Easter sentiment on white cardstock, colored the hearts and eggs with alcohol markers, and adhered it between the layers of the frame. I covered the bunny with pink and white gingham paper and added mini wiggly eyes and a blue seam binding bow around her neck. I colored Hoppy with a yellow alcohol marker and added the Easter sentiment created with the Dymo labeler.

Here are a couple angled shots. This was such a fun project – I’m really enjoying these 3-D Frameables!

Clear Scraps products used:
Base with Scallop Frame
Word n Shape Hoppy-Bunny

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics 12×12 paper pad, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock
Stamps: ewenmedesigns digital Easter Bundle
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- Y02/29, P27, R36, BG19/57
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, brayer, Me & My Big Ideas purple skinny washi tape, mini wiggly eyes, Dymo labeler, Really Reasonable Ribbon blue seam binding

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,

Coffee Lovers Mini Album

4/17/22 Rising Star at A Place To Start!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! 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 Coffee Lovers Mini Album using our Blank Wood Card and Mini Shaker Coffee Mug with lots of room for photos and journaling! This is the coolest little shaker – it has three compartments for shaker bits! I had loads of fun putting this together even though I’m not a huge coffee drinker. Ed and I each have two cups every morning. Once in a while he’ll have an afternoon cup when it’s cold outside but since it keeps me awake at bedtime, I’ll join him with a cup of hot apple cider instead! ;)

I started by painting both sides of the Blank Wood Card panels with Java chalk paint and once dry, I lightly sanded the panels to expose the edges and corners for a little bit of a distressed look. I colored the top chipboard form of the Mini Shaker Coffee Mug along with the edges of the remaining forms and back with alcohol markers. I adhered pieces of three different patterns of Coffee Background ATCs from my stash to the chipboard back so they’re visible through the apertures. Then, working up from the bottom, I adhered the next two chipboard forms. I added shaker blends to the three compartments, removed the protective film from the bottom side of the acrylic divider, and adhered it. I removed the protective film from the top side of the acrylic divider, adhered the top chipboard form, and adhered the shaker to the top of the mini album. I added two coffee bean brads (prongs removed) with distress collage medium to complete the front of the album. 

I cut four pages for the inside and punched holes in the tops. I created hole reinforcements using two circle punches, colored them with an alcohol marker, and adhered them to both sides of each page. Using a variety of cardstock, ATCs and other ephemera, dies, clear stickers, and brads, I decorated each page. The assembly is always the most fun to me! ;)

And here’s a shot of the back after I added the rings and ribbon.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! The sky is the limit with what you can create with the blank wood card! And there are tons of mini shakers to choose from! Lots of fun!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202204 – Anything Goes w/ optional April Showers (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #042022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Key It Simple (no twist)
4. Ally’s Angels: #57 – Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: April #4 – Anything Goes
6. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #122 – Anything Goes Always

Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Mini Shaker Coffee Mug

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Royal Sundance Felt cardstock, CutCardStock Brown Bag Kraft Paper, CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock; CutCardStock Pop-Tone Hot Fudge, Black Licorice, and Tangy Orange cardstock; CutCardStock Basis Soft Pink cardstock
Ink/Paint: Folkart Java chalk paint; Arteza alcohol markers- YR25, R03, BR34
Dies/Punches: JustRite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles; Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers and Stitched Oval Layers; My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX Die-namics and Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics; Sizzix Primitive Stars, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot; STAMPlorations Coffee Feel Good Clear Stickers (sampler), Coffee Backgrounds ATC Ephemera, Golden Autumn and Mocha Swirl Shaker Blends, and Newsprint Coffee Ephemera Tiles (sampler); Ranger Distress Collage Medium, 7 Gypsies Binding Rings, Eyelet Outlet Coffee Brads, Really Reasonable Ribbon Rustic Hues Assortment

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,

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