Be Happy!

Hey, everybody! Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a marvelous weekend and were able to do something fun! You know where I was… yep, you got it! In my studio doing what I love! And our weather is cooling off here and I’m loving life! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a pretty birthday card with two removable dragonfly magnets! The magnets were created with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments and painted with some oh-so-gorgeous metal gloss paint in several colors. So between the dragonflies and the foiled and glitter cardstock, there’s a whole lot of shimmer going on! What a fun way to give a card and gift in one! Magnets are always a big hit no matter where they are placed – they are a constant reminder of who gifted them! 

I painted the bodies of the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments with brown chalk paint and then painted one set of dragonfly wings with turquoise and steel blue metal gloss paint, and the other set with magenta and violet metal gloss paint. I added iridescent gemstones to the bodies, and then adhered two tiny disc magnets on the back of each dragonfly with distress collage medium. For the card front, I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base, a layering panel and two stitched scallop edges from white cardstock. I then cut strips in varying widths from purple and pink glitter cardstock as well as silver and teal foiled cardstock, and adhered the scalloped edges and strips to the layering panel in a diagonal fashion. I adhered the front panel to the card base and stamped the sentiment in brown ink. I finished the front with several blue gemstones in the upper left corner. 

Here are the dragonflies taken off the card front. The magnet backs are on the back side of the front flap of the card base, ‘disguised’ behind 1/2″ circles pressed into a foam mat to form cups and adhered to the magnets with distress collage medium.

I cut the inside layering panel from white cardstock and embellished it with strips of glitter and brown cardstock used on the front. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink as well, and layered the panel on brown cardstock to tie in the color of the dragonfly bodies.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Love me some dragonflies!

Clear Scraps products used:
Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock, DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Cardstock Stack, DCWV Glitzy Pastels Stack
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Sayings and Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges dies, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Plaid Folkart Java chalk paint; Inka Gold Magenta, Steel Blue, Turquoise and Violet metal gloss paint; Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones, Brutus Monroe small disc magnets, Eyelet Outlet blue 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,
lesliesig

Vintage Sewing Album

Hey, everybody! Another Happy Hump Day to you – SO hard to believe we’ve already seen the first week of September! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a very cool vintage sewing album using the Blank Wood Card with Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments! This was such a fun project! I layered the two dress forms together to make one embellishment with some really good dimension as the focal on the front of the album. I cut four pages for the inside and embellished the front and back of each page.

The front and back covers of the album were created with Blank Wood Card. In addition to the stamped and painted Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments on the front, I used a vintage button, charms, ruler ribbon, and elements from the digital accessories. I used Ephemoire’s Til The Bobbin Runs Out digital journal pages and accessories on the covers and all the pages. The edges of the covers and pages are inked with distress ink. The inside of the front and back covers are painted with chalk paint and each has a spool element from the digital accessories. All four of the pages on the inside are embellished with digital journal pages. They also have folders that open, flaps that open up and out, and pull-outs – all embellished with elements from the digital accessories along with stamped and die cut buttons, and all with plenty of room for journaling and/or photos. I did a little ink splattering with a fan brush on each page, trying not to over-do it because I love ink splatters, lol! And finally, I tied two ribbons on the binding rings with crafter’s cord. Here are shots of the front and inside cover, front and back all pages, and the inside and back cover.

Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments
Small sanding stick

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, CutCardStock Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Bubblegum cardstock, CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock
Stamps: Great Impressions Lace background stamp, Ephemoire Til The Bobbin Runs Out digital journal pages and accessories, Sunny Studio Cute As A Button stamp set
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up 1″ circle punch, Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Sunny Studio Cute As A Button die set
Accessories: Folkart Java, Oatmeal and Sheepskin chalk paint; MISTI stamp tool, 7 Gypsies binding rings, Tim Holtz idea-ology Ruler Ribbon, 3 Girl JAM vintage button, Blue Moon charms from stash, Ranger distress collage medium, Big Shot, fan brush, Really Reasonable Ribbon pink twill and olive canvas ribbon, Hemptique Bamboo crafting cord, Stampendous green and pink Dot Sparklers

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,
lesliesig

Documented Road Trip

Happy Friday, everybody! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week – it sure went by fast! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a project documenting a motorcycle road trip to Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort with a group of friends back in July 2010. Hubby and I rode the Tail of the Dragon twice on two different motorcycles. We rode the Harley on our road trip with our friends and my best friend from high school and college trailered our Honda VTX so we could ride it on the Tail also. What fun we had! I used the Scallop Circle Printer Tray which I painted with green chalk paint, and it is perfect to document our amazing trip!

I painted the top layer of the Scallop Circle Printer Tray with green chalk paint. The nice thing about chalk paint is that it dries fairly quickly. I stamped texture all over the layer in brown ink, let it dry and then applied another coat of the Spanish Moss. When it dried there was just a tad bit of the texture stamping showing which I thought looked cool. I cut some striped patterned paper for the center area of the frame and printed a little summary of our trip on white cardstock, and adhered them to the back. 

I printed the six photos I wanted to use, trimmed them and adhered them to the back so they’d show through the apertures. Working from the bottom up, I glued the second and third layers together and glued them to the back. I removed the protective film from the back side of the acrylic piece and glued it down. I removed the protective film from the front side of the acrylic piece and glued the painted top layer down.

I added punched elements, stamping, bling, die cuts and my St. Christopher pendant (the one I wore on all of our rides over the years) to the outside of the frame for interest. 

Clear Scraps products used:
Scallop Circle Printer Tray

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Brown, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Timeless Textures stamp set, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Type Lower cling foam stamp set, The Project Bin Wild Thing stamp set
Ink: Catherine Poole Icing on the Cake ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Primitive Stars dies, Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Heart Punch, Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits
Accessories: Plaid Folkart Spanish Moss chalk paint, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Darice black glitter alpha stickers, clear acrylic stamp block, Trinity Stamps Andradite Sparkle Embellishment Mix, Ranger distress collage medium

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,
lesliesig

‘You are the sweetest’ refrigerator magnet

Hey, everybody! Well, another Hump Day has rolled around… they sure are coming and going fast these days! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun project that could be done with kids or grandkids – a refrigerator magnet! Who doesn’t LOVE refrigerator magnets?! And especially one that’s a shaker?! And it could even be a fun addition for a file cabinet in your crafty friend’s studio – doesn’t have to be just for kids! ;) I used the Ice Cream Mini Shaker with Sprinkles Baby Confetti as the shaker filler, and painted it in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavors with ivory, pink and brown chalk paint!

I started with the Ice Cream Mini Shaker and painted the top layer with ivory, pink and brown chalk paint to resemble vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream flavors. I mixed some acrylic paint to get just the right color for the cone, and while it was drying I cut ivory, pink and brown patterned paper pieces and glued them into the back to show through the apertures. 

Working from the bottom up, I glued the second and third layers together and glued them to the back. I added the Sprinkles Baby Confetti to all three compartments, and removed the protective film from the back side of the acrylic piece and glued it down, trapping the shaker filler inside. I removed the protective film from the front side of the acrylic piece and glued the painted top layer down. I stamped the ‘sweet’ sentiment in black solvent ink and added several iridescent gemstones.

The final step was adding three disc magnets to the back with distress collage medium.

Clear Scraps products used:
Ice Cream Mini Shaker
Sprinkles Baby Confetti

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Polly’s Paper Studio patterned paper, Hot Off The Press Sweet Pea patterned paper, P13 Always and Forever patterned paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Berry Sweet Fruit Treats stamp set
Ink: Jet Black StazOn ink
Accessories: Plaid Folkart Sheepskin, Prominent Pink and Java chalk paint; Liquitex Burnt Umber and Raw Sienna acrylic paint, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Trinity Stamps Morganite Muse Embellishment Mix, 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,
lesliesig

Dream BIG Wall Hanging for Clear Scraps

Hey, everybody! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a fantastic week! I’m super stoked to share my debut project as a new Clear Scraps design team member! Oh, the F-U-N I’m having! I’m up on the Clear Scraps blog today with a pretty piece of home decor – a Dream BIG wall hanging (very appropriate for this dream design gig!) created with the Deco Pallet Shape, 5×9 Feathers Layering Stencil, and small Dream Clear Word Title!

I started by sanding and painting the Deco Pallet Shape with white chalk paint. I added feathers randomly over the surface using the 5×9 Feathers Layering Stencil and distress inks, and then stamped clusters of small dots in green ink to fill in blank spaces. I then affixed a green enamel dot to the top of several feathers. I traced the small Dream clear word title backwards onto the back side of a piece of dotted patterned paper and fussy cut it. I painted the Dream word with light teal chalk paint, added whimsical dots and circles with white paint pen and green Sharpie for some interest, and adhered the patterned paper tracing behind it for a shadow effect. I adhered it to the pallet with double-sided foam circles, and then added the BIG stamped portion just beneath it with craft glue. I added white flat-back pearls to the top, bottom and sides of the pallet, and then fashioned a hanger from silver chain and looped green crafting cord through every other chain link. 

I created some cute little feather ‘charms’ to dangle from the top left – one silver embossed, one stamped in green and one stamped in teal – and all die cut and layered three times. I punched holes through each charm and added them to several extra chain links. 

I fashioned a double-loop bow from teal ribbon which I adhered to the top right with hot glue, and embellished it with a green crafting cord bow and paper flower.

The final addition to the piece was a sentiment stamped in green, die cut and layered on silver foil cardstock, which I adhered to the bottom center with glue.

Clear Scraps products used:
Deco Pallet Shape
5×9 Feathers Layering Stencil
Small Dream clear word title

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock, Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 paper
Stamps: Dare2BArtzy Dream BIG stamp set, Altenew Happy Dreams stamp set
Ink: Ranger Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers distress ink, Versamark, Posca white paint pen, Sharpie Lime ultra fine point pen
Dies/Punches: Dare2BArtzy Dream BIG die set, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics
Accessories: Plaid Folkart White Adirondack and Seaside Villa Chalk paint, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Limeade assortment, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, SweetStamps fine detail silver embossing powder, Crop-A-Dile Big Bite, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Darice double-sided adhesive foam circles, Darice white flat-back pearls, 2″ square acrylic stamp block, eeBeads silver chain, hot glue gun, Really Reasonable Ribbon Silky Crush teal ribbon, Hemptique green hemp crafting cord, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flower

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,
lesliesig