Elegant Vintage Acrylic Box and Tags

Hello Crafty Friends and family! 

Im Dana and I'm back to share a Vintage box idea using Clear Scraps small Acrylic Box Click Here

This box measures: 3.5 x 5.0.


If you haven't worked with acrylic before and have felt afraid to try, I can assure you will find it so easy.  I'll walk you through every step. And Clear Scraps acrylic is very sturdy and the possibilities are endless what you can create!

Open your package and remove the protective film off both sides of each piece of acrylic. Lay them out as shown on the diagram. I placed the labeled letters behind each piece just to keep them in order. 


Assemble your box and glue all pieces together and apply the round clear stickers, (included) to each corner of your box.  This help hold your box together. I recommend using a strong solvent based adhesive such as Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It's my favorite go to glue for all my projects! 


After throughly dried, remove all clear round stickers from the corners. To decorate my box I chose to use Graphic45 Elegance collection. I used a variety of papers, chipboard, diecuts and ephermera pack. 

First I chose one of the border papers and cut them down to fit 5 inches on long sides and 3 & 1/2 inches on short sides.  I inked the edges eith Distress ink before gluing. Adhere your border strips along the bottom edges of your box. 


Next I chose one of the journaling cards and adhered it to the inside bottom of my box. 


For the top cover I cut another border strip and adhered to the bottom of my cover, took a chipboard sentiment and adhered in the center of my top cover. I fussy cut out a butterfly and dress form from the coordinating papers. Inked the edges of my pieces. Added some foam dots to the back of the dress form before gluing. Took a diecut leaf, some flowers and glued them in the right corner of my chipboard piece. Then added the butterfly and some glitter accents to the butterfly wings and dress form.


I decided to make 3 matching tags with leftover papers and items in my stash. For the tags I used Clear Scraps 12 x12 acrylic sheet. Click Here

My tags measure 2 & 1/2 x 3 & 3/4 inches. Remember to peel off the protective film before decorating. I punch holes at the top of each tag. Then I decorated each tag. I used a variety of papers, diecuts, small ephermera cards, flowers and gems! And of course some glitter accents. Lastly I tied some pink and white tulle through the top hole on each tag. These tags will  fit nicely inside your box.





I hope you enjoyed my project idea today. I think this box would be a great gift idea for Mother's day! You can visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here and find these products and more to spark your creativity! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today. Have a great day and Happy Crafting! See you soon.


Other Supplies used: Graphic 45 Elegance paper collection, Stickles glitter Star Dust, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Tim Holtz Distress ink - Victorian Velvet, Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink-Blush, Prima flowers, gems.

Stenciled Daisy Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a set of Stenciled Daisy Cards.

Have you seen all the stencils available at Clear Scraps? 
There are  a variety of sizes - some are small enough for cards and some are large enough for home decor projects.

I've used the 6" Bouquet Daisies for my cards. 


Start by using some low tack tape to tape the Daisy Stencil to your work surface so the stencil and paper don't move around while you are inking it. 
Beginning with the first color, ink the daisies.
I used Distress Oxide Inks for my first card, using lemonade and marigold for the flowers.


Adding marigold as a second color to the daisies, I created for dimension.
Next, I used bundled sage to ink the leaves and stems.


Removing the stencil, I inked around the panel with lemonade ink.


Repeat the process for a second card with different colors of ink.
This time I used Brilliance inks to achieve a different effect.


Mat each panel with coordinating cardstock and add to a card.  Using a Fairy Hugs phrase, stamp it directly on the panel.

These cards are fairly simple and easy to create, but are quite eye catching, don't you think?


Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supples:  Imagine Ink, Ranger Ink, Fairy Hugs Stamp


Beyond the Sea Tag

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Do you love beach themed projects? It's Maya here on the blog today to share this beach themed tag using the acrylic tag and sand dollar chipboard embellishments.


▼ I started by moving the films on both sides of the tag and covering with a 3.5 x 5.5 patterned paper.


▼ I also cut out a blue banner for the background. Next, I used ephemera that I fussy cut from the patterned papers and layered them on the tag. For the layering effect, I adhered some pieces with double sided adhesive foam tape to add depth to the project. 


▼  For the chipboard starfish, I decided to give it a coat of embossing powder. I started by tapping the chipboard on the watermark ink pad.


▼ Next is to sprinkle white embossing powder to the starfish. Shake on enough so that powder is sticking to all parts of the chipboard. Then, hold the chipboard slightly tilted over a piece of paper to catch the powder. Lastly, put the chipboard on a piece of paper and use a heat gun to melt the powder.


▼ I also added some blue and green embossing powder on the edge of the starfish to give it more colors. And it's time to layer and glue all the pieces to the tag.


Thank you all for stopping by today. I hope this beach themed tag brighten your day. Blessings.

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: P13 Beyond the Sea Collection
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Foam Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink

Grandkids Desktop Frame


Tami here on the blog with you today with another project to share.

If there's one thing grandparents love almost as much as their grandkids it's PHOTOS of their grandkids!

Clear Scraps has a desk frame that makes the perfect gift for any grandparent. And you can embellish it to match their favorite colors or their home decor...

I decided to make one for my mom for mother's day; no grandmother can ever have too many pictures of their grandkids!

The most challenging part of the project was finding a "nice" photo of my two boys together!

After I found and printed the photo, the rest of the project was easy peasy.

Here's how my frame turned out...


And here is how I made the frame step-by-step...

First, I covered the small base and the heart frame with printed paper. Then I used the Sanding Stick (from Clear Scrap) to file the excess paper from around the edges. I cut out the slit on the base with a craft knife, then used the tip of the Sanding Stick to smooth the edges.


I painted the large base white.

I inked the "grand" letters using blue ink. Then I penciled in the bottom of the "a", the dot of the "i" and the top of the "d" to make it easier to fill in those details when I painted the "kids" portion of the frame.


I painted the "kids" portion of the frame green, being careful to fill in the penciled details on the letters.

After I centered the photo in the heart frame, I traced around it with a pencil. This made it easier to do the next step - which was to glue the photo to the frame. I put glue around the edge of the back of the frame, then set it on the photo - lining it up with the pencil marks. Then I cut around the heart to remove the excess portion of the photo.

To finish embellishing the frame, I adhered the heart and photo to it, then added flowers and rhinestone centers and a twine bow. A sentiment across the bottom of the heart completed the project.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today; please come back and visit us soon!


Clear Scraps: Grandkids Desktop Frame and Small Sanding Stick

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Acrylic Paint, Ranger: Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink, Clear Snap: Parsley Color Eclipse, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers, Paper Flowers, Rhinestones and Twine

Tools: Clear Snap: Color Box Stylus & Tips, Paintbrush, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil and Craft Knife

Clear Scraps Gnome Mini Shaker--Land that I Love

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little patriotic pride project

with Memorial Day right around the corner!   It's a fun and easy home decor idea!

Clear_Scraps_Gnome Shaker_Land that I Love pic 1(1)This project started with the Clear Scraps Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  I started

by tracing the different sections of the heart shape onto the red, the white/ombre and

the blue patterned papers.  I cut them out, brushed the edges with a little black distress

ink (just to cover the white core of this particular paper) and then glued them onto the

pallet.  As always, you can do whatever you'd like. Paint it, ink it, stencil it, a lot of options.

Next, I made the cute little gnome!  This is the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Gnome.  Such a

cutie, right??!!  Often I will trace these out on paper, but today, I decided to "shake it up"

(haha no pun intended).  I used paint on this sweet little gnome, painting the bottom with

blue and the hat area with red.  Then I went back after it dried a bit, and used a stencil--

the Clear Scraps 4x6 Stars stencil which matches my patriotic theme perfectly.

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I used a sponge dauber with just a wee bit of white paint and added the little

stars all over with the stencil.  Turned out so cute, kind of like making your own

patterned paper.  It's always fun to play with different techniques with these

chipboard pieces.  Don't be afraid to play!

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Here it is all finished.  I added a few splatters of white paint (messy can be

a lot of fun!) and then some sparkly red, white and blue sequins.  Just the

perfect touch for this Memorial Day decor!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you found a little inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape, Mini Shaker Gnome,

4x6 Stars Stencil.

Other:  Red, White and Blue acrylic paint, Bella Blvd Bella Besties paper,

Bella Blvd Trinkets puffy stickers, Echo Park America stickers, sequins,

foam tape, adhesive.

Mermaid Fin Shaker card

Hi Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm here to share a Slimline shaker card project. I'm sure you know how popular the Slimline cards are right now. So when I saw this new Shaker Fin from Clear Scraps, I could hardly wait to use it. You can find it here Click Here


My Slimline card measures: 7 & 1/4 x 8 & 1/4. Score @ 4 &3/8 inches. I used a plain white heavy cardstock. To decorate my card base, I used Frank Garcia's St. Tropaz paper and cut it to fit my card base, leaving 1/4 inch of white card showing around the edge. I added some foam dots to the back before adhering to my card. Then I cut one of the border papers to fit and added some foam dots to the back and adhered at the bottom of my card.


Set your card aside for now. Take out your shaker pieces. Take the back base piece and trace onto another paper of your choice and cut out. Take your Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhere your paper to the shaker bottom piece. Then using an x-acto knife trim along the edge. Distress around the edges with Clear Scraps sanding stick. Click Here


Next I painted my top shaker piece using Spectrum Noir Sparkle paint Aquamarine. Be sure to paint around the sides of all shaker pieces except the acrylic piece. Let dry. Then glue the first two shaker pieces to your shaker base. Fill your shaker with sequins or whatever you prefer. For my project I used Clear Scraps Winter sequins pack but I omitted the red sequins. You can find them Click Here.

Then peel the protective film off both sides of the acrylic shaker piece before gluing. Add your top shaker piece to finish. Set aside and let dry throughly before shaking! I know it's hard not to shake! 


Now take your card and plan out how you want to decorate it along with any embellishments you wish to use. I chose to take one of the journaling cards to use for my sentiment. I used a scalloped die to cut out my sentiment shape. Added foam dots to the back and adhered in the upper right corner of my card. Added a chipboard foil heart and puffy stickers to the edge of my sentiment.  I glued my shaker Finn piece to the left side of my card and slanted it slightly. I added a small flower to the bottom of my shaker Finn. Fuzzy cut out a little turtle, metal anchor and a few clear enamel dots.




I hope you enjoyed my card project today. Thanks  for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Hope I have inspired you! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting supplies.Click Here

Take care and Happy Crafting! See you soon!


Other Supplies used: Frank Garcia St. Tropez Collection, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Ink- Aquamarine, Score board, Trimmer, Prima flowers, Clear enamel Dots, Foam Dots


Floral Panel

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a beautiful floral panel using wood and chipboard elements.
With the assorted wood pallets available at Clear Scraps, there are so many projects you can create from albums to frames to home decor pieces.


Starting with a wood rectangle panel from the Wood Rectangle 3 Pack, I cut blue foiled paper slightly smaller than the panel.
I left a little edge of the wood panel to show.
At 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", this is a great size to use as a wall hanging.


Placing the 4x6 Grass Stencil on the foil, I used Rinea Ghost Ink along both edges of the panel.
Ghost Ink removes some of the color from the foil.  


The Grass Stencil added different sized lengths along the panel.
I wanted to add a pattern to the background, but I didn't want it to be overpowering, so this effect created a nice background.
Then I adhered the foil to the wood panel.


I created a very large flower from foiled paper and assembled it with a large brad.
I then placed the flower on the panel.


I chose the Life is Good chipboard word title, inking it with pink ink.
I also embossed it to give it a shiny effect.
At approximately 2" x 4", it was perfectly sized for the panel.


Finally, I used a crop-a-dile to easily punch holes in the panel and threaded ribbon through to use a the hanger.

What do you think?

I hope you give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper; Crafter's Companion Die; Imagine Crafts Ink


Mother's Day Cards with Clear Scraps

Happy Friday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share acrylic cards I created using Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  And I'm going to show you the easy techniques I  used! 


For my first card, I cut a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece from the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet. I  removed the protective covering from only one side of the acrylic while I  worked.


Using Staz On Ink in Opaque, I  stamped the front of my acrylic (re-inking the stamp each time).


I set aside the acrylic to dry so I could paint the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes I planned to use.  For the Clothes Hangers Chipboard Embellishment Shapes and Mother Chipboard Script Word Title, I painted each with chalk paint in light blue.  I ensured that I applied multiple coats for good coverage.  Once dry, I applied embossing ink followed by glitter blue embossing powder. 


I adhered my chipboard using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries quickly and will not warp or yellow the acrylic. 


For my second card, I used the Mother Chipboard Script Word Title and followed the same techniques as my first card.


I  again used Staz On Opaque to stamp the front of my acrylic but this time, I  did not re ink my stamp each time. This gave a muted effect to a few of the images. 


The chipboard is again adhered with my Beacon adhesive as you know you will get a good seal between your pieces! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE.  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Echo Park; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Tsuineko, Ranger; stamps: Tim Holtz, Joy Clair Stamps; embossing powder: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 

Family Desktop Frame

Happy Wednesday! It's Maya here on the blog today to share this home decor project featuring the family desktop frame. It's just so perfect for a family photo and I used this photo back from our wedding day with both sides of me and my husband's family.


▼ The desktop frame set comes with 1 laser cut word frame, 1 cutout, and 2 base pieces for the standing frame. 


▼ I started by painting the word "FAMILY" with different pink acrylic paint. I tried to mixed the colors that match a patterned paper I chose for the cut out frame. 


▼ Next, I used the cut out frame and traced on two patterned papers (one for the background and another one for the frame), cut them out and adhered with tacky glue.


▼ On the back of the cut out frame, I applied 0.25 inch double sided foam tape to adhere to the cut word frame, so a photo (with size 5.5 x 4 inches) can slide into the frame.


▼ For the two wood bases, I traced them on a patterned paper, cut them out with a carving craft knife, and adhered to the bases using tacky glue.


▼ Here is the finished look of the cut out pieces. Just assemble them together to stand it up, which is so perfect to mail as a gift.


▼ To add extra touches, I cut out some elements (flowers, leaves, butterflies, a house) and glued them to the frame. I also added some pink pearls on one of the bases for a finishing touch.


Thank you all for stopping by today! Hope you are inspired to create your own home decor projects. You my check HERE for all the desktop frames from Clear Scraps.

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Pinkfresh Keeping It Real Collection
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Foam Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue

Cheery Onsie Baby Card


Greetings!  Chris here and today I am excited to share this adorable pink baby card I created with my Clear Scraps Chipboard.  To recreate this card you will need the following: 
Patterned Paper
white paint
Letter Stickers
Start by painting your Clear Scraps Onsie Chipboard with white paint.  It may take 2 coats to get a "true" white look. 


Cut a piece of cardstock and trace heart from your Clear Scraps Onsie Chipboard


Fill heart with adhesive. let dry slightly then cover with glitter. Adhere on the back of your painted Clear Scraps Onsie Chipboard.

Cut patterned paper and cardstock to create a triple mat. Adhere to your card base. 

Cut four squares and adhere  B A B Y to each square. 


Adhere onsie and letter blocks to card as shown.   Add ribbon bows to finish your card. 

I hope you are inspired to add Clear Scraps Chipboard to your projects. 


Travel Regular Wood Slimline Album

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer to share one of the new Slimline Albums and Mini Shaker Shapes!  There are five different designs that come in chipboard, acrylic, and wood!  For my project, I used the Regular Wood Slimline Album which measures 5x11 inches!


I used white acrylic paint on the front cover of my album as well as painted the inside edges of each page.  


Using the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil and Distress Oxides, I  blended my two colors onto the wood cover. 


Here is a close up of the end result!


For the main focus of my cover, I used the new Suitcase Mini Shaker. I  covered the base chipboard with patterned paper and smoothed the edges using a sanding tool.


I then painted the top chipboard frame and inside edges of the two middle frames with chalk paint in light blue.  Once my middle frames were adhered, I placed sequins in the center of my shaker before affixing the acrylic piece. 


And here is a close up of the shaker!  I adhered my shaker to the front of the album using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. It's best to use a solvent based liquid adhesive as it will not warp your wood or acrylic. 


Each Slimline Album comes with five pages; for my project I covered each page with patterned paper before adhering my photos. 




I added extra pages by inserting tags from the Acrylic Tag album.  This is a great way to add additional photos or journaling! 





Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all things new with Clear Scraps  by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, epoxy buttons, glitter letters: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock, journaling pen, date stamp:  American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; ink: Ranger; stapler: Tim Holtz; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, typewriter,  thread



This is Us

Hi there Crafty Friends!

I'm so happy you're here! I have a home decor frame project to share with you. For my project I chose the This is Us Clear Scraps desktop frame. Clear Scraps has several different desktop frames to chose from. Click Here


First off I took some burnt orange acrylic paint and a brush, and painted the surface of my large base and around the sides.  I also painted the photo frame with the same color paint. Let dry. 


Take the smaller base and cover with any scrapbook paper of your choice.  Since I am making this frame as a gift, I  chose to go with a Southwest theme. I'm using Prima Marketing Golden Desert collection. But feel free to decorate yours, however you like. After adhering the paper, take your exacto knife and trim off any excess paper. Then take your distress tool and smooth along all the edges. Make sure you cut the slits on the base so the top frame pieces fit securely in place. 

I repeated the same steps above as I did for the small base, and covered the This is us words with coordinating papers. Trim and distress your edges. You can also paint, ink or stamp onto your frame/words. The possibilities are endless. 


I took some Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhered the two base pieces together. Make sure you line up your slits on both bases. Next you can adhere a 4x6 photo to the back of your wood frame and adhere your frame onto the main base. Snap your top frame piece in place. 

Now the fun begins with decorating your frame! I chose a cactus flower, crystals, ephermera words, puffy stickers and I tied a moon charm in between the US words, with some twine.



I hope you enjoyed this project today and will make one for yourself or as a gift. These frames come apart so mailing is easy peesy.  Take care and we thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Make sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafty needs. See you soon! 


Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing Golden Desert paper collection, paper flowers, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, twine, distress tool, exacto knife, acrylic paint. 


Girls Bib Dress Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  Hope you are doing well this week! It's Jennifer and I am sharing a mini album today for you!  I love that Clear Scraps creates unique (as well as adorable) shaped albums that are perfect for whatever theme you choose!  For my project, I used the Girls Bib Dress Chipboard Album and will show how I assembled my book.


I covered each page with patterned paper applying with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I then removed excess paper using an x-acto knife and healing mat. Using a sanding tool/paper is recommended as well for a smooth finish. For the accent of my cover, I used the Girl Cloud Chipboard Embellishment  Shape.   I first painted my chipboard using white acrylic paint.  I then added glitter embossing powder in pink for the cloud, and white for the stars.   I affixed my pieces to the front of the album again using Beacon Adhesive. 

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I also painted the edges of each page with white acrylic paint to give some contrast.  


I  found that a 4x4 photo fits best on each page, but you would definitely be able to use a 4x6 inch.  I tend to mat my photos with white cardstock, as well as layer extra prints underneath. 



For this page, I used one of the Clothes Hanger Chipboard Embellishments to accent the bottom of my photo.  I used a chalk paint in light blue to color the chipboard. 


Again, I affixed my chipboard using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  Any solvent based adhesive is recommended. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find the large variety of albums Clear Scraps offers by going HERE!   Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, stamp, mini tassel; mini wood clothes pin: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives; enamel dots: Echo Park, American Crafts; metal charm: Tim Holtz: bakers twine:  Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings.

Birthday Cake Shaker Card

Hello friends! Maya here with you today on the blog to share a shaker card featuring the Mini Shaker Birthday Cake and Sprinkles Heart Confetti. I am a big fan of all the shakers from Clear Scraps and I absolutely love to create shaker cards with them!


▼ The card size is 6.5 x 5 inches. I started by using a white card stock and covering with a 4.5 x 6 inches patterned paper. On the bottom of the card, I layered two strips of patterned paper and applied border punch on one strip.


▼ For the birthday cake shaker, I covered the chip back layer with three colors of patterned papers. I also added the rainbow sticker to the bottom two layers of the cake. Next, I adhered two layers of chip foams to the cake, placed the confetti, glued the layer of acrylic divider. Using the watermark ink, embossing powder and heat gun, I gave the top chip foam a coat of white embossing powder. 


▼ I also chose some ephemera and chipboard accents to decorate around the card. After I finished the shaker cake, it's time to put them together! I used tacky glue to adhere all the pieces. Last, I added some enamel dots for extra touches to finish this birthday card.


Thank you for visiting the blog today! I hope you are inspired to create some shaker cards with the cute shakers from Clear Scraps. Let's get crafty and have fun!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Stickers, Ephemera, Enamel Dots: Echo Park Paper
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Card Stock: Recollections White Blank Cards
- Paper Trimmer & Border Punch: Fiskars

Clear Scraps Camera Mini Shaker -- Roadtrip Snapshots LO

Hi all!!  Laura is here to share some inspiration with you today!  Love creating LO's using

the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!  There's something for everyone in the store and what's

better for scrapping road trip photos than the Camera Mini Shaker?!!

Clear Scraps Camera Mini Shaker -- Road Trip Snapshot LO(2)

This is a LO with a couple of pictures from an impromptu road trip to see the American

Pickers, and we stumbled onto a filming day!  The camera shaker is such a cute

addition to this LO isn't it?  These shakers are easy to use too.  Just trace the shape

onto a patterned paper (or paint it, ink, it, whatever you'd like to do).  I used paper,

glued it on, then you glue down the frame pieces one by one.  There are 2 plain cardboard

frames you glue onto the paper layer, then add your sequins or whatever filler you'd like,

then glue down the acrylic layer (make sure you take off the protective coating on both

sides!!) and then lastly, glue down the top frame piece.  I painted the frame piece with

black acrylic paint for this particular project, but again, you can use whatever you'd like,

you can even add some sparkle with glitter glue, or metallic rubbing paste.


This camera is one of many of the Mini Shakers in the Clear Scraps store.

You can find them all on the website right HERE.

The words "road trip" that are attached to the camera shaker are also

an embellishment available from Clear Scraps.  Another item with so

many choices for all of your projects!  You can find them all HERE.

Clear Scraps Camera Mini Shaker -- Road Trip Snapshot close up 1(1)

I wanted to give it the distressed "vibe" since we were looking at antiques and such, so

the words were painted black, and then I went back over with aqua paint, dabbing it

on with a sponge to create that grungy look.  When it was dry, I glued it to the camera.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Camera Mini Shaker, Road Trip chipboard word title.

Other:  Vicki Boutin Storyteller paper and embellishments,

black and aqua acrylic paint, sequins, adhesive.

Vintage Floral album

Hello Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and I have a vintage floral garden album project to share with you!  Have you checked out all the newest Slimline albums from Clear Scraps? For my project today, I'll be using the Clear Scraps Slimline Chip Tab album. Click Here


To decorate this album, I'm using Simple stories Vintage Garden District collection. I color palette is so pretty and has a vintage look.

First off, I like to cover all my base pages with coordinating papers. Then I go back and decorate the cover and all inside pages. This album size is 5 & 1/2 x 11 inch. So you cut all base pages the same size. I like to use a strong permanent glue, like Beacon 3 and 1. Be sure to punch all your holes before adhering your papers down. I used a variety of stickers to cover all the tabs of my album. 

Now we'll start decorating the front cover of our album. I chose one of the chipboard  frames and one journaling card and glued it behind the back of my frame. Using foam tape I adhered my frame to the lower bottom of my cover. I fussy cut one of the butterflies and adhered it over the butterfly on my journaling card. This gives it a nice 3 D effect. I glued a chipboard buterfly and some tiny hearts onto my frame, along with acouple sticker sentiments. I like to add a bit of glitter to the butterfly wings! 


For the inside back cover, I made a pocket measuring 5x5 inches. Glued some trim on the top edge of my pocket. Added a sticker at the top and tucked a few journaling cards inside my pocket. The opposite page I cut a piece of cream cardstock at 4x4 to mat my photo.  Fussy cut a few floral images, inked the edges and added foam dots to the back. I glued them around the bottom left side of my photo. Added a sticker sentiment on the top area of my photo and adhered a heart sticker with foam dots on the right bottom corner of my photo.


For my next two pages:  on the left page I waterfalled some of the smaller journaling cards. I scored 1/2 inch at the top of each card and adhered with adhesive tape, towards the top of my page. I added foam dots to the back of my small sticker frame, and adhered toward the bottom. Then added a sentiment sticker inside my frame. The right page,  I cut a journaling card to measure 5x4 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the left side. Adhered to the bottom of my page with adhesive tape to make a flip page. 


Next two pages: left side I made another 5x 4 &1/2 pocket. Added a punched border trim at the top of my pocket. Glued a flower on the left side of my pocket. Tucked a few journaling cards inside my pocket. and a chipboard sentiment sticker to the top of my page. For the page on the right, I matted another photo at the top. Added a sticker sentiment and metal brad to the bottom of my photo.


For my last two pages, I made a diagonal pocket on the left side.  Added a empherma floral piece adhered with foam dots, to my pocket and some glitter on the butterfly wings. Adhered a stamp sticker at the top of my page. Tucked a few journaling cards inside my pocket. The page on the right, I added a sticker frame with pop dots towards the top of my page and a sticker sentiment inside the frame. I took two smaller cards and scored 1/2 inch on the left and adhered as flip pages at the bottom.


To finish my album, I attached the pages together with 3 metal rings, tied some tulle and ribbon onto the rings. 



I hope you have enjoyed this project and you will want to make one for your very own. Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the newest albums available Click Here

See you soon! Have a great week and happy crafting!

Other Supplies used: Simple stories Vintage Garden District collection, adhesive tape, foam dots, Stickles glitter, border punch, Distress ink. Riboon and Tulle, 3 metal rings.

Palm Trees Wood Album

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a new album using the Palm Trees Wood Album.


I know that 2020 was a crazy year and we really couldn't do a lot of things we usually do, but we are hoping that 2021 end up being a much better year.  I created this album to document all the good things that will occur this year.


I love the wood grain on these panels so I decided to use Lindy's spray inks to add color to the panels.  The colors allow the wood grain to show.  I chose 2 colors for the front cover.


For the back cover and the interior panels, I selected one color.


I added some additional color along the bottom of the album to give it a sandy effect.


Using the Life is Good chipboard word title, I also sprayed it with color.


Using a script stamp with VersaFine Clair Morning Mist Ink, I randomly stamped it about the front cover.  I only wanted a hint of the words to give the cover some dimension.


I cut white cardstock to fit the album, punched holes and added the rings. 
Now my album is ready to documents the good things that will happen this year.


Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Imagine Ink, Lindy's Spray Inks

Heartbeat Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Friday! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I   created using one of the brand new Mini Shakers!  It's no doubt 2020 was a year to remember!  I  wanted to document about going back to work as a dental hygienist and thought the Heartbeat Mini Shaker would be a perfect accent!  I  began with laying out 3.75 to 4.25 inch squares to create a grid (one of my favorites to use for layouts).  I  did use my sewing machine to stitch around the inside edges of each square. 


To assemble my shaker, I  adhered patterned paper to the front of the chipboard base using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I    cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife to trim around the chipboard.  Next, I     smoothed rough edges using my sanding tool.


I    then adhered my two middle chipboard frames together and adhered to the base (again using my Beacon adhesive).


I    de-staticed the area using an embossing bag before adding my colored sequins shapes.  Next, I  adhered my acrylic piece over the top. 


Using a chalk paint in mint green, I    painted the top chipboard frame before adhering. Usually I  would also paint the inside edges of the middle chipboard frames but I  forgot! I     realized I    missed this step after I  had my shaker together! 


Here is the end result of the shaker! I  adhered it to my page again using the Beacon 3-in-1 as well as added a sentiment over the bottom half. 


I  decorated each of my squares using die cuts and chipboard from the collection I  used.  




Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can see all of the Mini Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, enamel dots, chipboard, epoxy letters: Pinkfresh Studios; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: FolkArt;  sequins: Recollections; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; stamp, journaling pen: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; stapler: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Creating a Stenciled Art Journaling Page


One of my goals this year was to create projects for an art journal.  This project features two Clear Scraps Stencils and Clear Scraps Chipboard. 
Creating the Background
Using the Clear Scraps 4x6 Brick Wall stencil, apply gold ink along edges of black card stock. 

Move stencil down and around page to create a full border. 


Add stenciled bricks to top and bottom of your background. 


Secure  the Clear Scraps 6  inch Diamond Heart Stencil to a piece of Bristol Board paper ( you could also use mixed media papers) . 

Apply distress inks through stencil.


Cut apart a crown from the Clear Scraps Crowns Chipboard. 

Coat Clear Scraps Crowns Chipboard with embossing ink and add gold embossing powder and heat emboss. 


Stamp a focal point stamp over your stenciled heart. I of course chose an Alice in Wonderland themed stamp. 

Border punch top of your page and add matted sticker sentiment. Mat onto red card stock and then onto your stenciled background.  Adhere crown. 




I hope you are inspired to try creating your own art journal page. 




Stencil a Faux Ceramic Tile


Tami here on the Clear Scraps' Blog today with a bonus project to share with you!

This month my projects each featured a simple new or different way to use Clear Scraps' products. 

I kept the base supplies the same, so it would be easy to experiment with the ideas and techniques.

Today, I'll show you how to make a faux ceramic tile using a stencil and chipboard.

Ceramic Tiles come in many different styles, patterns and colors, but they can be expensive, and are too heavy for use on some projects.

Using chipboard for the "tile" will give you a similar look, but allow you to use the tile on projects that traditional ceramic tiles would be unsuitable for.

Here is the tile I made...


I used it to embellish a plain gray planter in my living room...

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Making the tile was easy, and started with a piece of white chipboard and Clear Scraps' Fan Scroll Stencil...

Tape stencil to chipboard and then use embossing tool to add design...


Use your finger (best tool for this job) to lightly rub gel medium into design. Work QUICKLY! as it dries fast!


After gel medium has been applied, quickly, but carefully, remove stencil.

Apply base color of ink to chipboard. Dont press hard over embossed area, let applicator glide across it...


Apply touches of accent colors...


Spritz lighlty with water to activate inks; let dry...


Closeup of detail...


Cut tile to desired size and its ready to be incorporated into your project...


You could also make smaller tiles, or cut a larger one into smaller pieces, to embellish the edges of a frame or mirror.

I hope you enjoyed this project and will come back soon for more Great projects from the other Fabulous Clear Scraps' Designers!


Clear Scraps: Fan Scroll 6X6 Stencil


Ranger: Oxide Inks

The Crafter’s Workshop: Gel Medium

Grafix: White Chipboard

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips


Embossing Tool

Blue Painters Tape

Paper Towels