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Clearsnap Swap: Friendly Cards

09/18/14

Hello! Beatriz here today. I want to show you a set of cards and tag that I created using Clearsnap products and the new Fancy Pants collection True Friend.

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Thanks for visiting this week as we’ve swapped with Clearsnap.  Please also visit the Clearsnap blog each day to see what their team has created!

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For my first card I used the Rollagraph with a flower design using embossing powder in two different colors (white and light orange). Next I stamped the cheetah print with white embossing powder. I cut the flowers with a die. I added some sequins and adhesive pearls.

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For my second card I used the cheetah print again but this time I stamped with clear embossing powder then I used the color blender and chalk ink pad in Chestnut and blend the color on the embossed image. I had a leftover piece of the floral stamped image in white so I cut it out and added on the back of a photo frame then added it to my card front. I used some Fancy Pants die cuts and sequins to finish my card. I also created a small tag using a leftover piece of my stamped paper, two tags from the decorative tags and a die cut.

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I just LOVE this new collection!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to with the True Friend collection AND some awesome Clearsnap goodies! Grab a second chance to win at the Clearsnap blog, too!

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Fancy Pants collections Used: True Friend 

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Clearsnap Swap: Stamped Cards

09/17/14

Happy Hump Day, Fancies! I’m up today with a few cards I made pairing Fancy Pants Designs’ True Friend collection, along with some fun goodies I got to work with from our friends over at Clearsnap: chalk inks, ink spray, and my fave – the Rollagraph with a polka dot design wheel!

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We’ll be swapping with Clearsnap all week.  Please also visit the Clearsnap blog each day to see what their team has created!

This might be my new favorite tool.

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I like to give sets of cards as gifts, so I made a little coordinating set.  Here’s a tip for you:  use a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock and you can make three cards from it.  These cards are 4”x5”.

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I dabbed some yummy Butterscotch chalk ink on my design wheel and rolled out the polka dots on the bottom of my card. And then went on to layer and embellish from there.

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I wanted a “thank you” on the card to go with the “you’re amazing” brag card I had in the center and stamped the sentiment in Pumpkin Spice chalk ink.

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On my next card I used two chalk inks together to get the color and look I wanted.

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I brushed Deep Lagoon chalk ink around the edges of my card base.

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And then went over that with some Popcorn chalk ink to give it a milkier look.

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On my last card I went back to the polka dots, because I had some on the Perfect Day die cut, and also because I kinda love polka dots Smile

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I put some marks down in the center of my card base to note where the area was that I needed the polka dots to go in the center of my frame.  And then I rolled them on – in Pumpkin Spice chalk ink.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to keep visiting this week for more inspiration from the team featuring Clearsnap products  Leave a comment for a chance to with the True Friend collection AND some awesome Clearsnap goodies! Grab a second chance to win at the Clearsnap blog, too!

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Fancy Pants Designs collection used:  True Friend

That’s it from me – have a great rest of your week!

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Clearsnap Swap: New Kicks

09/16/14

Hello! Diana Fisher here with you today as we continue to hop along with Clearsnap.

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We’ll be swapping with Clearsnap all week.  Please also visit the Clearsnap blog each day to see what their team has created!

For this week’s layout I wanted to use the True Friend collection and document the picture of my son’s new sneakers from the first day of school. The Crackle Background Jumbo Design Wheel from Clearsnap was perfect for this page. It gave a continuity to the asphalt in the driveway from the picture.

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I used ColorBox Cat’s Eye Queue Popcorn Ink to ink the Design Wheel. The ink covered the black paper from Fancy Pants really well and didn’t smear off of the wheel. I was thrilled with the result.

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I also used Color Box Spritzers Dye Ink Spray in Seattle Sky for the little drops of mist on the background. I loved how this mist dried with fuzzy edges and the droplets weren’t perfect circles. The color is gorgeous, too — a mix between silver and a gray-blue.

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I added in True Friend sequins to give some more dimension to the misting. They coordinated perfectly with both the colors from Clearsnap and the colors in the True Friend collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to keep visiting this week for more inspiration from the team featuring Clearsnap products  Leave a comment for a chance to with the True Friend collection AND some awesome Clearsnap goodies! Grab a second chance to win at the Clearsnap blog, too!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used: True Friend

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Clearsnap Swap: Happy Canvas

09/15/14

Hi Everyone! Vicki here today to share an 8×10  canvas piece I created using the Fancy Pants True Friend Collection and Clearsnap ink and products.

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We’ll be swapping with Clearsnap all week.  Please also visit the Clearsnap blog each day to see what their team has created!

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I totally fell in love with this large brag card and decided to use it as my main center piece to work from. To create the color for the base of the canvas I used my Clearsnap Cateye inks and Color blender. I have always been a huge fan of these inks but this is the first time I had use them with the blender.  Lets just say, now I’m totally hooked!

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I can’t even tell you how easy it blended on this canvas.  It was a fun process.

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This was also the first time I had used the Jumbo Design Wheel.  Really fun to stamp this design strip for an extra added element on my canvas.

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Finally, it’s time for the little details to finish up. I love digging into my Ephemera Pack, looking for just the right pieces.  Oh… and loving the new Coordinating Confetti’s!!

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It was like Christmas for this girl :)  Getting to use this gorgeous new line AND these new Clearsnap goodies.  It was a joy to get to use them both!

The kids are back in school and the weather is getting cooler. Great time to spend some time in your craft room with some Fancy Pants Designs and Clearsnap goodies, don’t you think?

Like you needed any encouragement
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Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to keep visiting this week for more inspiration from the team featuring Clearsnap products  Leave a comment for a chance to with the True Friend collection AND some awesome Clearsnap goodies! Grab a second chance to win at the Clearsnap blog, too!

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used:  True Friend

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Welcoming Autumn: Foxy Notebook

09/12/14

Happy Friday, everyone! Jess here to wrap up our Autumn Welcome Week with a fun little foxy notebook to keep my head on straight during the busy fall season.

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The blank notebook is divided into three sections with graduating sizes.  I embellished each blank cover page for three different types of notes: ideas, dates, and to-dos.  I also added one of the cute True Friend library card pockets to the inside cover.

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I used only flat embellishments on the inner pages to ensure the notebook would close and be easy to tote around with me.

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The date page has a base of a calendar card to echo the theme.  And a little extra envelope is both cute and practical for appointment cards!

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And who could be stressed out by a to-do list when you have the super whimsical True Friend forest creatures to look at?

I just love how fun this notebook is! Is it sad that having an adorable notebook makes me more likely to use it!?

Happy scrapping and thanks for stopping by this week to check out our autumnal creations.

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: True Friend

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Welcoming Autumn: Altered Frame

09/11/14

Hello, friends! Anna is here and I want to share my autumn project with you. In our city fall began in  mid-August, so to do something on this topic was relevant.

What do you associate with autumn? It can be so different! In the beginning, it is strongly reminiscent of the summer, the leaves on the trees are still green, fresh grass under your feet. And then it becomes more “warm and soft”, with bright yellow and red hues, gradually changing to gray, which will be held before the first snowfall. It is absolutely about the new True Friend line, in which you can find all the colors of autumn.

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This time I decided to remake a photo frame. I removed all of the details, except for the rear panel with binding. In the background you can see the silhouettes of trees – a reminder of the autumn forest.

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I also added plotter die cuts in the form of maple leaves. For me they are that thing that is associated with the fall, because they have very nice colors.

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And for more of that feeling of being in the forest I glued three trees on the bottom of the frame .

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I also added a bit of volume, creating a lot of layers and using foam tape.

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And of course a lot of small finish details – sequins, stickers, ticket, and die cuts.

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I wish you all wonderful autumn days!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: True Friend

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