Travel Journal

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps Blog with a traveling journal.

It's been a tough year and I am so ready to start traveling again.   I created this journal to document one of the trips we are hoping to take to Paris very soon.

I used an acrylic tag from the Acrylic Tag Album, embossing it with an embossing folder before adhering it to the front cover.

Remove the Eiffel Tower Chipboard Embellishment from it's frame and paint it.
Adhere it to the acrylic tag.
Next, I added a sweet stamped image I found on my desk.

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Fairy Condo Home

 Hi everyone, I've got another Fairy Stamper project to share.

Don't you just love this Fairy Hugs Fairy Condo?  It's a large sized stamp so I created a 5 1/2" square card.  Since I wanted lots of colors, I placed  the Fairy Condo on my stamping platform and proceeded adding the colors using assorted VersaFine Clair Inks .

Creating the card, I added some hills using Lawn Fawn dies.  

Since I'm giving this card to someone who just purchased a home, I added HOME stickers along the right side.   I think it's quite appropriate.  Don't you?

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Giggle a Little with TLC Designs

Hi everyone, have you seen the new stamp sets available at TLC Designs?  They are brand new additions to the amazing products in the store.

Using the Turtle-icous stamp set, I selected a turtle and phrase, stamping the turtle on white cardstock and adding the phrases in line with it's feet.  Next I used  the See You In the Center Die, die cutting  the image.  I purposely cut the edge of the turtle off as I wanted the design to fit within the die.  Retain the left over frame as you'll need it later on.

The die cut panel was colored with Distress Oxide Inks - Speckled Egg for the sky and Bundled Sage for the grass.  Ink the edges darker.

Using the larger die, I die cut one of the Watercolor Naturals papers.

Using a scrap of the same paper, I used the grass die from the Land and Seas Dies then used the frame again to die cut the shape.

Assemble the layers.  Taking the frame left over above, ink it with brown ink and place it around the turtle.  Die cut brown cardstock using the largest die to mat the panel.

Using a premade card, cut green cardstock to fit.  Emboss it with a script embossing folder and lightly ink with brown ink.  Center the panel on the card.  Color a second turtle with Copic Markers then fussy cut it.  Place it on the base turtle with glue dots.

Stamp several butterflies from the Alicorn Happiness stamp set.  Color with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  Add to the card with glue dots for dimension.  

Isn't she just the cutest?

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Happy Easter

 Hi everyone and Happy Easter.

I had this sweet Stamping Bella stamp I wanted to use, so I stamped her then colored her with Copic Markers. Next, I die the stamped image and all the layers needed for the card.

Assemble the card and add dimension with Liquid pearls and Nuvo Drops.

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Celebrate Easter Place Cards

Hi everyone and Happy Easter.  How about some sweet place cards to decorate your Easter table using products from TLC Designs.

Aren't these turtles from the Turtle-icious Stamp set  just the sweetest in their cracked eggs.    Who said only bunnies could be used for Easter?  They will look so sweet on the Easter table.

I've used the Scalloped Rectangle Garden Dies.  Folding the largest die cut in half, they were the perfect size for place cards.

Stamping and coloring the turtles with Copic Markers, I fussy cut them and added them to the smaller die cut panel which was then added to the folded panel.

Celebrate, from the Celebrate Sentiment stamp set, was added to the panel.

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Interactive Card with Fairy Hugs Stamps

 Hi everyone, I'm so excited to share my newest Fairy Stamper project.

I used the TLC Designs See You in the Center Interactive Die, and created a vertical card.  This die set includes everything you need to create a pretty interactive card, either vertical or horizontal.

After die cutting the center panel, I placed the strip die across the center of the panel.

Since I wanted to create a water scene, I inked the bottom half of the panel with Distress Ink in Speckled Egg and Faded Jeans.  On the top half I used Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw.

I repeatedly stamped the Fairy Hugs Hanging Vines along the bottom of the panel with VersaFine Clair Morning Mist Ink, off stamping to reduce the ink color.  The Fairy Hugs Moon Tree was inked with VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink along both sides of the panel.  The Fairy Hugs Galaxy Stencil was used to add stars.

To create the card, I used the largest of the dies, placing it above the fold and die cutting.  Then I die cut a full panel and adhered them together to create the card.

Following the directions on the package, I created the mechanism and placed the panel on the card with foam adhesives, which gives the mechanism room to move.

I stamped Fairy Hugs Moana in VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink, Fairy Hugs Logs in VersaFine Pinecone Ink and Fairy Hugs Swan in VersaFine Clair Twilight Ink, then fussy cut each piece.

I placed the log slightly below the opening then adhered the Swan and Moana to the mechanism.

Moving the tab at the bottom of the card allows the Swan and Moana to interact!

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Happy Easter Gift Bag

 Hi everyone, I've got  a last minute gift bag to share for Easter.  

Who doesn't love giving gifts in specially decorated gift bags!

Add Rinea Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper to the front of the gift bag.  Then adhere the grass along the bottom edge.  Die cut Easter eggs from Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Rinea Turquoise/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and insert amongst the grass.

Finish by adding a beautiful bow.

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Wishing you a Beautiful Day

Hi everyone, it's a new month and the challenge on the Scor-Pal blog is to create anything you want, just be sure it includes more than one score.

I've created a slim line card with a twist.  It wasn't what I started out to create, but I do like how it turned out.

Start by cutting cardstock 8 1/2" x 10 1/4"
Use Scor-Pal to score at 3 3/8 and 6 7/8" 
Fold on the score lines
Starting in the top corners, score the outer panels on the diagonal.

Cut pattern paper layers to fit all visible areas.
This is a great way to use assorted papers that coordinate well together.
Use the Stacker to keep your Scor-Tape handy which makes it easy to use.
Adhere all the pattern papers with Scor-Tape.

Die cut 2 ovals and the flower vines using TLC Designs Tiny Vine Oval Dies.  Also die cut the extra flowers from red cardstock to place on the vines.

Stamp a phrase in the center. of the oval.
Assemble the oval on the card front adhering just the left side.  

Die cut another oval and another set of vines for the interior of the card.
Stamp another phrase on the oval and surround it with the vine and flowers.
Add Robin's Nest dew drops to the flower centers.

Remember to stop by the Scor-Pal blog to see what the designers have created this month.

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Congrats with TLC Designs

Hi everyone, my latest post for TLC Designs is this sweet fairy.

Blessings, a digital image, was printed onto white cardstock, then colored with Copic Markers. She was then fussy cut and placed aside while I created my card.

Using dies from the Land and Seas Dies, I created the grass, the mushroom layer and clouds.  As the grass die die cuts 2 pieces, I used both for the different grass layers, then placed the mushroom layer behind it.

The clouds were created by die cutting the cloud die and fussy cutting the bottom edge.

Using blue cardstock to simulate the sky, I placed the grass on top, placed Blessings amongst the mushrooms and added the clouds above her.  To finish, I added liquid pearls to the mushrooms and the flowers about the fairies.  Congrats is from the Celebrate Sentiments stamp set.

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Happy Easter Gift Bags with Clear Scraps

 Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog with a set of Easter Gift Bags.

I inked the background with Oxide Inks is blue and green.  Placing the 4" x 6" Grass stencil on the bags, ink with a darker shade of green ink.

Remove the Bunny Chipboard Embellishments from their frame.  Paint one bunny with pink paint and paint the other with blue paint.

Stamp Happy Easter to the right of each bunny.

Using a small Spellbinders die, die cut Rinea Foiled Papers, creating an assortment of Easter eggs.

Fold over the tops of the bags and punch holes in the flaps.  Fill the bags with Easter candies.  Run ribbon through the holes and tie the bags closed.

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Spring Candle Holders with Etchall

 Hi everyone, Spring is almost here - I can feel it.  To celebrate, I've etched some glass candle holders.

Place the glass candle holder in a plastic container and add  etchall dip 'n etch.  Let the candle holder sit for approximately 15 minutes.

Remove the candle holder.  Rinse and dry off.  Since dip 'n etch is reusable, pour the liquid back in it's original container to be used on other projects.  Add a light layer of paint and wipe off the excess.  Dip 'n etch provides the "teeth" to which the paint adheres.

While these are candle holders, they also look pretty with flowers.

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