Holiday Joy

I love using the word “JOY” in my holiday decorating.
It’s one of my favorite words.  Who doesn’t need a little more “JOY” in their life.
The Joy Frame is a Quick and Easy Holiday Home Décor Project.

 

Supplies Needed:                                           (*affiliate link)

Directions:

  1. Remove the backing and glass from an old frame and spray paint it black.  My frame holds an 8 1/2 x 11 picture.
  2. Cut the scrapbook paper to size and add to frame.
  3. Paint the chipboard letters red.
  4. Stencil Snowflake design onto the red letters with cream paint.
  5. Apply a light coat of red paint over the snowflakes.
  6. Antique the letters with Vintage Photo ink and ink applicator.
  7. Glue inside of frame.
  8. Embellish frame with some greenery and a red and cream gingham bow.
Craft Confession:
My original plan was to have cream snowflakes on red letters.  After I got through with the stenciling, I thought the snowflakes looked too bright so I decided to re-paint the letters.   As soon as I put on the first thin layer of paint, I loved the tone on tone result.  Happy Accident!
This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.

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a little Holiday Stenciling

Stenciled Linen Bag

One of my new found obsessions this Holiday Season is stenciling on Linen.

This stenciled linen bag is one of the projects that we made in my Holiday Workshop.

We used Clear Scraps 6″ Word Xmas Tree stencil, acrylic paint and a stencil brush.

Tip:  I like to use removable tape to keep the stencil from moving and to mask off

any areas where I may go over the stencil with my paint.

The linen bag measures 6″ x 10″ and is available through Nashville Wraps.

Clear Scraps Stenciled Holiday Pillow

I loved using this stencil so much that I also bought the 12″ Word Xmas Tree.

These are Quick and easy Holiday projects to make.

They would also make a great Christmas gifts.

Tip:  I stenciled on a 13″ x 13″ piece of linen.  The next pillow I make would be a little larger so that the entire image shows.  My pillow measures 12″ x 12″.

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.

Best Friends Mini Album

Clear Scraps My Mind's Eye Best Friends Mini Album

Remember being in Junior High when your best friends were the most important thing?

Here’s a mini album that’s perfect for capturing life’s special little memories.

It’s also the perfect size to hold all those school pictures the kids are starting to hand out.

The album measures only 3″.  (how cute it that?)

Clear Scraps Best Friends Mini Album My Mind's Eye product Used

Clear Scraps partnered with My Mind’s Eye this month with some great products to use.

My Mind’s Eye Products:

  • NT1082 Now & Then 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper Pad
  • NT1086 Now & Then Decorative Tape
  • NC1074 Alpha & Word Stickers
  • NC1067 Decorative Brads
  • NC1072 Enamel Shapes
  • NC1072 Enamel Dots

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.

Grandkids are Blessings

Grandkids are Blessings Layout with Truck

I have two adorable grandsons who are just the sweetest little guys.

I just love being around these two.  So many smiles, hugs and lots and lots of love.

Being a Grandma is Wonderful.  (Although I’m sure I don’t look old enough to be a Grandma)

My Grandkids are definitely a Blessing.

The “Grandkids are Blessings” Layout was made with:          (*affiliate link)

Tip:  I sprayed the Irresistible Texture sprays fairly thick on the front of the word “blessings” and allowed a couple of hours to dry before adhering to my page with Glaz On.

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.

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Castle Fit for a Princess

Ice Castle 3

With the song “Let it Go, Let it Go…” stuck in my head,

I channeled my inner princess to make this “Frozen” inspired album.

Making the album is easy.  Getting the song out of your head, not so easy.

Ice Castle

Supplies Used:

  • Sandcastle Chipboard Album 7″X9″-5-Pages/No Rings
  • White and China Blue Apple Barrel acrylic Paint
  • Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue
  • Felt Snowflakes
  • White Liquid Applique
  • Heat Tool
  • Blue Adhesive Rhinestones
  • Paintbrush
  • Washi Tape
  • Trinket Pin
  • Post It Notes
  • Craft Glue
  • Silver Book Rings

Directions:

  1. Coat the entire album with two coats of White acrylic paint.
  2. Mask off sections of the castle with post it notes to create crisp lines and paint with China Blue acrylic paint.
  3. Apply Liquid Applique around tops of the roof and around windows to replicate snow.
  4. Heat Liquid Applique with heat tool.
  5. Paint entire album with Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue.
  6. Glue snowflakes onto front of album.
  7. Make flags from washi tape and stick directly into the chipboard.

Ice Castle Close Up

Now you’ve got that song stuck in your head!  (Don’t you?)

 

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“Dream Big, the Sky is the Limit” …with Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts

Clearscrap Stazon Butterfly Tag 2

All this week on the Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts Blogs we are combining efforts with one Big Creative Blog Hop.

My “Dream Big… the sky is the limit”  tag features a clear acrylic butterfly from Clear Scraps along with a variety of StazOn Inks for a wonderful effect.  I love how the ink works so well with acrylic.  And… that Wedding Dress irrRESISTible colored textured spray, LOVE!!!

Products Used:

  • Butterflies Embellishments  (Clear Scraps)
  • Stazon Inks:  Orange Zest, St. Valentine, Spiced Chai, Jet Black, Blue Hawaii  (Imagine Crafts)
  • Wedding Dress irRESISTible colored textured spray  (Imagine Crafts)
  • GlazOn   (Imagine Crafts)
  • L751 Marbled Background  (Serendipity Stamps)
  • “Hello Sunshine”  6 1/2″ Paper Pad  (Kaisercraft)
  • Alpha & Word Stickers Teal  (My Minds Eye)
  • 2″ circle punch
  • Kraft cardstock tag
  • white acrylic paint and paintbrush
  • ribbon and trim
  • sponge
  • black cardstock
  • adhesive tape runner

Directions:

  1. Dab with a sponge, Orange Zest and St. Valentine’s inks onto the clear butterfly.  (allow to dry)
  2. Ink marble background with jet black ink and stamp directly onto the butterfly.
  3. Paint the center of the kraft cardstock tag with white acrylic paint.
  4. Gently rub with a soft craft sponge Spiced Chai ink around the edges of the tag.
  5. Spray surface of the tag with Wedding Dress irRESISTible colored textured spray.  (allow to dry)
  6. Lay circle onto tag to use as a mask.  Gently sponge Blue Hawaii ink around circle.
  7. Layer and adhere tag onto a piece of black cardstock.
  8. Add strips of scrapbook paper with the edges inked onto bottom of tag.
  9. Glue butterfly onto tag using GlazOn.
  10. Finish embellishing tag with ribbon, trim and word stickers.

Clearscrap Stazon Butterfly Close Up

 

 

Wedding Day Brag Book

Our Wedding Day Brag Book

Overwhelmed by all the Wedding Pages you need to scrap?

The Wedding Brag book is a perfect way to show off a few of your favorite Wedding photos until you get that larger book finished.

The Wedding Brag Book would also make a perfect gift for your favorite Mother or Mother-in-law.

For my Wedding Brag Book I used the 6″ x 6″ Chipboard 3 Tabbed Album  from Clear Scraps and

The “Story of Us” Collection from Simple Stories.

Wedding Album inside

I love these sturdy chipboard books.  When I use these books, I can easily trim around the edges with a craft knife and smooth any rough paper edges with a sanding block.

To spice up boring silver book rings, I painted each ring with a gold metallic paint pen.

Every Love Story...

Tip:  Being a frugal scrapper, I used the 1/2″ strip at the bottom of most scrapbook paper to cover the tab.  Start with that edge and cut your paper 6″ x 6 1/2″ and include that strip for the perfect tab.

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Embossing Clear Scraps Clear Shapes for Layouts and Cards

Vintage Sisters Layout for Clear Scrap by Sue Eldred using Clear Shape Flowers

Did you know that you can emboss Clear Scraps Clear Shapes?   (I didn’t until recently.)

Smile Card for Clear Scraps Sue Eldred July 2014

For my “Vintage Sisters” layout and “Smile” card, I started with a Clear Shape Flower.

To make the Flower:

  • I used my Big Shot and a Swiss Dot Embossing Plate to emboss my flower.
  • I dabbed Antique Linen Distress Paint on the front of the flower  (raised dot)  and Victorian Velvet Distress Paint on the back side of my flower.

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.