Masculine Cards with Clearscraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog and it's time to celebrate the men in our lives.  Whether it's for Father's Day or his birthday, Clearscraps' Cog Gears Chipboard Embellishments are the perfect choice for creating masculine cards.

The 4 chipboard gears are attached to a chipboard frame which you can easily separate.  

I decided to use the chipboard frame on one of my cards so I left one of the gears attached to the frame then painted all pieces with brown paint.

The frame worked out to be a great focal point for my first card.  Cutting Rinea Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to fit, I embossed it then adhered it to the frame. 

The frame was then adhered to the card and a stamped phrase added within the frame.  Finally,  I added the smaller gear in the center of the large gear.

I created another card using the 2 remaining gears.

After creating a card from cardstock, I used Rinea Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Rinea Marigold Starstruck Foiled Paper with Lawn Fawn dies.  I placed the painted gears in opposite corners.

The phrases were stamped, die cut and added to the center of the card.

What do you think?

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Treat Containers with Rinea Foiled Papers

Hi everyone, I love creating little treat containers and these were definitely fun to make.  Using assorted Rinea Foiled Papers, you can create these containers for so many different occasions.

I created small boxes from 4" squares of white cardstock; scored them at 1" and adhered them together with Scor-Tape to form the box.  Then I cut 1 3/4" strips of  Rinea Foiled Papers and wrapped them around each box.  For the handles,  I cut 1" strips of Rinea Foiled Papers and adhered them inside the boxes.   

The wishing wells, from Heartfelt Creations, were stamped with VersaFine ink and then heat set with clear embossing powder.  Next, I die cut enough images for the boxes with the coordinating die.  Then I colored each wishing well with Copic Markers.

My first basket uses Marigold Starstruck.  I cut a strip of Marigold  1 3/4" wide, gluing it to fit around the box.  Another 1" strip was cut for the handle and glued inside the box.  The wishing wells were adhered to both sides of the box.

I created a 2nd box using Jade Starstruck as I did the previous box.

My 3rd box uses Mocha Starstruck.  

While I did use Starstruck Papers for my boxes, I could also have used Glossy Papers to achieve different looks.

I added liquid pearls to the centers of the flowers for additional dimension.

Then I filled the baskets with raffia and candies.  Just change up the colors and the stamped images and create these boxes for any occasion.

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Lavinia World Challenge #27

Hi everyone, it's time for the next challenge at Lavinia World Challenges.  Please check it out and join in the fun.

I created the background by combining assorted colors of Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock.  Use a blending solution to mix the colors to achieve different effects.

The panel was die cut with a Lawn Fawn stitched die, then I started by adding the Mini Mushrooms in VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink in the corner.  The images were embossed with clear embossing powder.

Next, I added Eden using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne, and continued adding stamps, embossing each with clear embossing powder.  The Mini Winter Berry and Mini Berry were stamped in VersaFine Clair in Green Oasis and Mini Flowers in VersaFine Clair in Purple Delight.  

I created an easel card and wrapped ribbon around the card before adding the stamped panel.

The sentiment - Every Dream - was stamped in VersaFine Clair Piano Nocturne, matted with cardstock and added to the base on foam adhesives creating the easel effect.

Would love to see what you create for Challenge #27.  The winner of the challenge will receive a
$15 gift certificate to Lavinia World to shop for more goodies.   Remember there is a new challenge every other Thursday.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop with DCWV

Hi everyone,  I'm participating in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop, and this month we are working with Die Cuts With A View using Petal Papers.   These fun papers can be found at JOANN.com.


Petal Papers are a fun addition to the DCWV paper pads.  These papers can be used in many ways as they can be shaped.  I had fun shaping Petal Papers to fit around a tall bottle.  I first wrapped the bottle with the dark green petal paper, then chose coordinating papers and created the ruffle effects.  Kind of looks like a dress doesn't it?

Finally, I added assorted flowers, leaves and butterflies to complete my project.

DCWV has been a long-time producer of the stack-- a set of  coordinated papers.  Stacks have been made in so many themes and colors  over the years.  Happy members of the American Crafts family of  products, they continue their pursuit of serving the consumer and their  crafty needs with new paper stacks releasing several times a year in  updated themes and colors.  Please stop by the Designer Crafts Connection blog for more ideas on how to use these wonderful papers. Thanks for stopping by.



Canvas Gift Pouches

Hi everyone, I've got some canvas gift pouches on the Clear Scraps blog using the 4" x 6" Hello Spring Stencil.

I used some gift pouches I found in my stash, but I could also have used a variety of paper gift bags.

Placing the stencil on each canvas pouch, I used assorted inks to decorate each.

For the center of the flowers, I used sequins from the ClearScraps Little Dude and Lovely collections.

Now they are ready to fill with goodies or even a gift card or two.

 What do you think?

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Friendship Card with Rinea Foiled Papers

Hi everyone, I've got a new floral card on the Rinea blog using so many fun colors of foils.

Did you know that Rinea has a new color?  It's called Arctic and is the perfect addition to the foiled family of colors.  I love it!  It comes in both Arctic Starstruck and Arctic/Gold Glossy Foiled Papers.

Start by creating a 5 1/2" square card.  Die cut Mocha/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper using a Heartfelt Creations die.

Adhere the die cut pocket to the card, leaving the center free.  Add a strip of rhinestones along the straight edges of the pocket.

Using Heartfelt Creations stamps and StazOn Pigment Ink, stamp the flowers on Blush/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and stamp the leaves on Jade/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  StazOn Pigment Ink is perfect for use with these foiled papers as the ink does not smear when used on the foils.  

Use the coordinating Heartfelt Creations dies to die cut all the flowers and leaves.

 Use a stylus and pad to form the flowers and leaves, giving them shape.

Die cut Arctic Starstruck, creating a circular tag for the card.   Adhere the flowers and leaves around the top half of the tag, being sure they allow the tag to fit inside the pocket.

Staple ribbons to the top of the tag - this will allow you to pull the tag from the pocket.  Stamp a sentiment from Joy Clair's Best Buds stamp set with StazOn Pigment Ink on the center of the tag.

Slip the tag into the pocket.  Add Liquid Pearls to the center of the flowers.

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Etched Floral Bottles

Hi everyone, today I've created these floral bottles with  etchallⓇ dip n etch.  Check out I the contrast of etching vs. non etching.

Etch the bottom half of the bottles by placing them in dip 'n etch.  Allow them to sit in the liquid for 15 minutes.  Remove the bottles and rinse and then dry.  Since dip 'n etch is reusable, pour it back into it's original container.  Had I wanted to etch the entire bottle I could have used a larger container or turned the bottle upside down; however, I wanted the contrasting effect of etching vs. non etching.

I glued ribbon along the etched line, sort of like dividing the bottle in half.  Selecting butterflies and leaves from Little Birdie Crafts, I adhered them to the bottles.  Then I adhered everal flowers over the leaves.

Fill these bottles with anything you like.  But I'm thinking they would look really pretty just sitting on a shelf amongst other collectibles!

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Clear Scaps Stenciled Card Set

Hi everyone, I'm on the ClearScraps blog with a stenciled card set.

Start by creating a background using spray inks and water.  I used products from Lindy's Stamp Gang for rich, gorgeous results.

Continue spraying inks until the paper is completely inked.

Once dry, place the 6" Groovy Heart Stencil on the panel, taping it in place.

Spritz over the stencil with yellow ink then carefully remove the stencil.

Heat set the panel, then cut to size.

Mat with purple cardstock.  Add assorted flowers and brads randomly about the card.  Adhere the panel to a yellow card.  Die cut hello from Rinea Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and place over the heart.

Using the same stencil and the left over background panel, reverse the stencil and tape it to the background panel.  Ink over the stencil with purple inks.  Add embossing powder and heat set.

Mat the panel with white and purple cardstocks.  Add assorted flowers and brads randomly about the card.  Adhere the panel to a yellow card.  

Using a Memory Box Die, die cut hello from Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and place it over the heart.

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