Gift Wrapping Time

Hello,  it's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little idea.

It's time to shop and wrap up those gifts to place under the tree.  I like to make double duty items for the holidays.  This trio of gift tags can be attached to your packages and then placed on the tree as an ornament.  I like to add a personal note and the year on the back of mine.

I created this fun trio by starting with the Wood Holiday Collection.  I painted them and then added some fun embellishments from my stash of gems and rhinestones. 

Let the gift wrapping begin,


Welcome Christmas Shiplap Sign

Who is ready to welcome Christmas?  I'm getting ready to pull out the Christmas decorations, as many households are.  Our traditional day to decorate is the day after Thanksgiving.  I'm hoping to replace an older wreath above my fireplace this year, and thought I'd do something different.


Hi it's Maureen today - and I wanted to share a project I did for my mantel that is part sign/part wreath.  I'm calling it my Welcome Christmas decor!


I've started with the Large Shiplap Circle and painted it red.  It took about 3 coats, including edges and sanding it down for a smooth finish.

I'm using the XL Welcome Sentiment Wood Shape, painted in white - both front and sides so you can look at it from any angle.


For some fun, I'm using a battery operated light set and attaching it to the back of the Welcome sentiment.  I started by taping it into place so it's in the correct spots, then I went back over it with glue.  The battery pack is held in there with a strip of ribbon glued to the back like a pocket.

Here's what that looks like all lit up!


For the additional sign highlights, I've chosen the Bell Bulbs Chipboard Embellishment.  These are painted in white along with the sentiment, and then highlighted with glitter glue.


I hadn't quite decided if I was going to hang this sign yet, or put it in an easel, but just in case I did have my husband drill a hole in the top for a hanger.  He's generally better at the tools than I am, ha ha ha!


I also added a simple bow by tying together 6 strips of ribbon together and adding a floral embellishment to the middle for some bling.  This is glued to the top of the circle with either hot glue or tacky glue.

This is going to be so fun at night hanging over my fireplace.  This project is quick and easy so you can get to the holiday festivities faster.  I hope you give it a try as you welcome Christmas in your home!



Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Family Traditions LO

Hello everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing

a little scrapbooking inspiration.  I've got a LO that

would be perfect for those Thanksgiving pictures

you are bound to have after spending the day with

family and friends.

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It's full of warm fall colors, and family togetherness.

The base is olive green cardstock, and I started

building the layers with one of the Clear Scraps

stencils that has quickly become a favorite!  It's

the 5x9 Leaf Stencil that I dabbed on using a soft

orange/yellow paint.  The stencil gives you 2 great

options to use on all sorts of projects in any season.

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After layering in some plaid patterned papers, it

was time to embellish.  I used a few stickers and

twine, and also grabbed some of the Clear Scraps

chipboard.  The Family Chipboard Word Title

is a perfect addition to sum up the LO idea.

It's painted with acrylic paint (same as the

leaves with the stencil) and then brushed

with some distress ink to make it pop a bit.

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The  Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment

was decorated by painting his beard with

gray acrylic paint, his little shoes black

(I used a brush for the detail work) and

then I cut a piece of paper in the shape of

of the nose and added paint and ink 'til

I got a look I liked.  While that dried, I

had already traced him onto some pretty

fall patterned scrapbook paper, so it was

time to fussy cut him out, then glue to the

front (hat) or back (beard) of the gnome.

I added a band and some stickers to the hat.

When I glued him to the page, I saved the

nose for last and added foam tape under to

give it some dimension.  Then a few more

stickers across the front and he was done!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  5x9 Leaf Stencil, Family Chipboard Word Title,

Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Collection paper and stickers,

acrylic paint--orange, yellow, gray, black, white, pink,

Walnut Stain Distress Ink, twine, glue, foam tape.

Be A Rainbow In Someone Else’s Cloud

Hey everybody it’s Tmika here with a quick post. Have you ever heard the saying, “ Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud“? This is a quote by Maya Angelo. It rings true in so many ways for me. I have a great friend circle which I am so very proud of. Whenever I am in need of a rainbow in my cloud, there’s always someone that I could find to be just that. Whether it’s a listening ear for a venting session or a chitchat, or a shoulder to cry on whether physically or virtually… I am grateful that I have people around me that I could count on.  In this instance, I’ve captured a photo between friends. The three of us have been friends for a very long time. From left to right, myself, Audrey and Sheryl. We met on YouTube and clicked instantly, as a larger group. Now our group has gotten smaller over the years… But that just means more love to go around. And these three amigos are sticking together!

Without going into too much detail, because this is not my story to share… I was able to be part of a rainbow that was in someone else’s cloud. I was so grateful that I was able to be there to give a physical hug, share tears and a few laughs along the way. So today I wanted to share with you guys the short story – a little bit of my life – and this beautiful layout that speaks volumes in and of itself. Let’s get into the details..


This is a 12 x 12 page layout using Basil card stock. I’ve picked up glitter paper from DCWV  and cut them into rainbow strips using my Cameo. I shortened the strip on the right side in order to present my focal piece. My cloud! This is the Cloud Mini Shaker Shape that I added a beautiful sequin mix to. I painted the outside white with acrylic paint and then went over that with glitter.  Because when you are a rainbow you have to shine, right? 

I didn’t want to overcrowd the layout, inadvertently I think I did though… Just because I’m me 🤷🏽‍♀️ I added some of the sequin to my rainbows. Oh, did I mention that I stitched the rainbows on to the layout? No? I stitched the rainbows together on the layout with my sewing machine. In case I hadn’t mentioned it…


 I also typed out the sentiment with some gold mirror paper and laid that out on the side. I used some ephemera from my Maggie Holmes ephemera box. It’s a mix of different collections so I couldn’t pinpoint what belongs to which.  


I drew an outline with a fine tip pen around the border of the layout. I did distress the edges to add some distinction between the two base pages. 


Finally I added some little page flags in the upper right hand corner to fill some of the negative space. 


I felt that I should make the photo black &white because that reads as raw.. which is the emotion 

Im trying to evoke in this layout and post. I hope I have captured that.

I hope you like what I created and I also hope that you have a friend circle that you can count on and or lean on. In addition to that, I hope you are a part of a friend circle or someone can count on and or lean on you. Until next time…


virtual hugs,


Fall Large Milk Can Shiplap Shape

Hello crafters!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a project I created using some of Clear Scraps fun Shiplap Shapes!  If you have not had a chance to create with these, you must try them!  There are large and small sizes with a variety of shapes!  I used the Large Milk Can Shiplap Shape as the base of today's project! 


I began by giving the front of my Shiplap shape a light coat of white acrylic paint. I didn't worry about full coverage. 


Next, I took a tea light candle and rubbed wax over the surface of the wood.  (be sure your paint is dry before doing so) Taking orange chalk paint, I applied in sections and scraped off with a scraper (I forgot to take a photo of this step) 


I purchased a 7 inch Embroidery Hoop at a local craft store.  Using brown acrylic paint with water and applied to the front and sides of the hoop. I wanted to give it a stained look.


Next using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied patterned paper to the middle third of my shape.  I trimmed the excess with my x-acto knife and a healing mat. 


I set aside my Milk Can and painted the Small Cow Head Shiplap Shape with white acrylic paint. I  then sanded the edges with sanding paper to give it a distressed look. 


I cut a sentiment on my Silhouette using black vinyl and applied it to the front of my Cow Head


Using a hot glue gun, I affixed my floral pieces and ribbon to the embroidery hoop.  



Next, I affixed my Cow Head to the left side of the embroidery hoop again with my hot glue gun. 


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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard heart sticker: Simple Stories;  adhesive: Beacon, hot glue gun; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ribbon:  May Arts, Recollection;  vinyl, transfer tape: Cricut; Die Cut Machine: Silhouette; misc: floral pieces, jute, embroidery hoop, tea light candle

Fall Vintage Truck Tiered Tray Decor

There used to be a home not too far from my house that had an old, beat up truck out front.  You would often see people stopping by to take pictures with it, as it was parked out on some farmland and looked so authentic! 

Hi it's Maureen and I'm here to share a project with you that reminds me of that vintage farmhouse truck.  It's a classic look to any home decor!


This set is part of the Tiered Tray series from Clear Scraps.  Many of the tiered tray items are great sets to decorate with.  If you're not familiar with tiered trays, it's a trendy way to decorate a 2 or 3 layer plate tray with seasonal or themed items.  You include pieces of decor like signs, candles, figurines, etc. and display it in kitchens, on counters...practically anywhere!  They also sell a DIY Tiered Tray to get you started!


I've chosen a basic black and white gingham background and these items with the see through background are covered with patterned paper.  To get a long lasting set, you can attach this with decoupage glue and seal the top if you desire.  I've trimmed them to the shapes required prior to adhering them.

The trims of the set, both front and sides, are done in a black acrylic paint.  This may require 2 coats, depending on the the thickness of your paint.


Some spots have sunflower "peekaboo" areas.  For areas with small spaces, I've used a golden yellow acrylic paint and traced where the area will "peek" out to make sure there is coverage.


For the main sunflower pieces, however, I decided to add a bit more detail.  This larger sunflower and the garland are highlighted with an orange streak of paint down the middle of the flower and then a light brushstroke of white.  I love the dimensional look of this!!

My truck is turquoise paint, much like that truck near my neighbor's house.  It gives a splash of brightness to the set - I've dry-brushed some of the edges in white to make it look a bit older.


Arranging items on a tiered tray takes some practice.  I recommend adding a tall, then short item together.  Try to mix items up together in groupings, such as 1 candle to 2 wood pieces - then move on to another spot and do 1 wood piece and 1 figurine.  The fun comes in designing it yourself!   Keep working at it until the plate space is relatively filled in.


This set comes with a garland which is fun to add to the table, the tray or even nearby in your decor!

I hope this project inspires you to take a look at the Tiered Tray Wood Shapes available at Clear Scraps.  There are so many different options for all seasons!  I also think these items would make great plate decorations for Thanksgiving too.  Thanks for joining me today!


Additional supplies:  paints in black, white, gold yellow, orange; decoupage glue, twine, patterned paper


Christmas Card Display

It's almost here!  Christmas Card Season that is. 

We love to receive and display the lovely cards we get from friends and family.  It's Sandy Diller with you today and I have a fun way to do it with this festive display board.  

I began this project using the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape.
I painted the Pallet Shape a festive green and then added some gems and some metallic paper strips.  Actually, the paper strips are car detailing that
I found at the auto supply shop.  It is self adhesive as well.

 Next came some tiny clothespins from my stash.  I simply glued the clothespins on leaving room for all the cards to be seen.
To finish off the ornament I painted the top silver and then added some silver crimped paper.
After a hole was drilled in the top I added some ribbon to hang it.

Thanks for stopping by,



Clear Scraps--Wood & Chipboard Shapes--Pumpkin Patch Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you here today to share a

little fall/thanksgiving decor with you!

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This starts with a great basic--the Clear Scraps Wood Shapes.

The best part is, the 2 types I've used here come in THREE

packs!  You can make 3 different projects using these

together to create, or you could use them individually

as well!   These would make such awesome gifts--how

about a hostess gift if you are heading to Thanksgiving

at a friend's or family member's house?!!

I've used the Wood Deco 3 Pack,

Clear Scraps Deco Wood Shape

and the Wood Rectangle 3 Pack for this project.

Clear Scraps rectangle wood shape

The are both traced/cut out out from pretty

patterned paper and then glued down to cover the

wood pieces.  You can paint them or stain them,

or--whatever you'd like to do.  Part of the creative fun!

Next thing, I brushed the edges with some distress ink.

I kept it super simple for this project.  Just a couple of

journal cards, stickers, and enamel dots  from a collection

kit, and then the embellishments from Clear Scraps,

the Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishments, and the

Stack Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishments.  I cut out

pieces of patterned paper to glue onto the back of the

pumpkins to give them a pop of color.  The front

of these pieces was painted with orange and green

acrylic paint.  It give a nice frame to the multi-

color papers behind them. 

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They make a great focal point for this project and so super

simple to create!  Love making home decor whether it's

for decorating my own home, or for gifting to friends and family!


If you check out the Clear Scraps store you'll find these

and oh so many other options to make some great gifts

for the upcoming holiday season!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Deco 3 Pack, Wood Rectangle 3 Pack,

Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishments,

Stack Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Collection,

Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Orange and Green

Acrylic Paint, enamel dots, glue.

Give Thanks Memorydex Card

Hi crafty friends!


Today I am sharing a a beautiful pink autumn memorydex card. If you are not aware of what a memorydex card is, it is basically an updated version of a roladex used for memory keeping. It also serves as a way to share your art with someone else. You can add a message, photo, or journaling to the back. 

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My memorydex card features gold stitching and tons of layering. I used the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment and the 4x6 Plaid Stencil  for this projects. Once I layered my base papers for the memorydex, I used the Plaid Stencil to add some texture using modeling paste. While that dried, I covered one of the Fancy Butterflies with nuvo drops. 

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Once everything was dried, I added a little color to the areas that were stenciled and then began layering all of elements. I treated this memorydex card just as I would have a regulars A2 or Slimline greeting card that I create. Finally I went back in and added some shimmer and small details.




Now my memorydex card  is complete. I think I will send this to crafty friend to show have grateful and thankful I am for them in this season.

If you choose to recreate this project, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,



Gather Tall Pumpkin Pallet


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with a project I'd like to show you.

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving will be here in a little more than a WEEK! Are you ready? Got your menu and shopping list done? Working on getting your home ready for company? "Company clean" always instills a certain panic in me ;)

How about fall decor? Is your home all decked out in autumn finery? If you could use just a little more fall crafting take a look at this...


I used the Tall Pumpkin Wood Pallet Shape and Gather XL Script Wood Word to make it.

I like the color aqua and I've noticed that lots of fall decor is incorporating the color. The accent walls in my living room are painted in several shades of aqua. I used some paint that closely matches the colors in the room as the base for the pumpkin so it would coordinate. Not all pumpkins have to be orange do they?

Once the pumpkin had been painted, I added accents of orange and brown and blended them in with a bit more aqua to create a distressed look.

The Gather Wood Word was painted with a brownish orange paint and distressed with brown paint applied with a dry brush.

I adhered the word to the lower portion of the pumpkin...


then tied a burlap ribbon bow and some fall foliage around the stem of the pumpkin...


I haven't decided if I'll put this on display on my buffet table or hang it on my door on Thanksgiving. I actually have a wreath hanger on the inside and outside of my front door, so I'm thinking this would be perfect to decorate the inside side of my door.

Thanks for joining us here on the Clear Scraps Blog, please come back soon.

Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.


Clear Scraps: Tall Pumpkin Wood Pallet Shape and Gather XL Script Wood Word

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Aqua, Orange and Brown Paint, Burlap Ribbon and Fall Floral Spray


Turkey Jar Mini Shaker

Hello everyone!  Does it seem like Thanksgiving comes faster every year?  I know it sounds cliche' but it seems to be true!  It's Maureen with you today and I decided since Thanksgiving is coming fast, I should figure out a quick project that you could do in one sitting.  It's a turkey magnet!


Now you may remember...I made one last year too!  I'm pretty particular to turkey art, ha ha ha.  I have a collection of these on my fridge.  This one is using the Mason Jar Mini Shaker and it's an adorable idea, whether you create it with your kids or simply to give away to a dinner host for the holidays.


I've started with a base of kraft paper cut in the shape of the jar.  Then, taking some brown Distress ink, I'm stenciling on a pattern with the Houndstooth 6" Masking Stencil.  This gives it adorable texture without going overboard on a paper pattern and it's one of my favorite stencils.


Glue the base on to the bottom piece of the shaker, and then apply 2 of the border pieces.  Then, I've filled the shaker using the Fall Sequins mix.  This is one of my go-to color combos...I use it all the time!

Using a dryer sheet, I like to rub the inside of my acrylic piece to eliminate static before I glue it over the sequins.  Note - make sure you take off the protective liner on both sides too.


Now, for the top border, I am using a brown permanent marker.  This is a fast way to get to color without the mess of paint, and the chipboard takes the color well.  Glue this on to the very top.


It's time to "dress your turkey."  Ha ha ha!  I'm using a die cut for a Thanksgiving hat from my stash and adding it to the top of my shaker.  You could cut this in either paper, like me, or in felt!  The front face pieces are also die cuts.  I've used a heart for the beak and, you guessed it, a candy cane for the wattle!  Really!!

My eyes are another die cut which is simply a zig zag pattern cut up to look like eyelashes.  And don't forget a cute little bow!


Now, if you wanted to use this as a magnet, here is a picture of how I would assemble the back.  Glue the feathers down first, trimming off any bulky tips.  Then, take a sheet of magnet paper from any craft store and glue it over the feathers.  Given the weight, make sure you have enough magnet to hold it up!


And you are finished...whether you have kids who would like to make these, or even if you're a kid at heart - this project is for everyone!  I hope you will give this a try.  Come see us on the Clear Scraps Pinterest board for more ideas like this for the holidays!  


Additional supplies:  kraft paper, Vintage Brown Distress Ink, brown Sharpie, tacky glue, assorted feathers, plaid card stock (beak and buckle), red card stock (wattle), black card stock (eyes) brown card stock (hat) die cuts in a heart, candy cane, zig zag and hat shape, red bow sticker




Ahh Autumn Home Decor Project

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! Autumn is a season full of color! I love creating my own home decor pieces to display in my home. Clear Scraps has a awesome variety of products to help you create that one of a kind piece you can cherish for years to come.

For Today's project I'm using a variety of different Clear Scraps products, including one of the new Shiplap Small shape Circle Click here

Clear Scraps Wood Deco Shape Click here 

Clear Scraps mini shaker-Circle Click here and Fall sequins Click here 


The papers I chose to use are Graphic45 Fashion Forward collection, 12x12 October and November papers. I traced around my Wood Deco Shape onto the "B" side of the October paper. Cut it out and using Beacon glue I adhered this paper onto my wood shape. Then using my x-acto knife I trimmed away any excess paper. Then with a Distress or sanding tool, I smoothed any rough edges. 


Take your Clear Scraps Shiplap Circle-small I whitewashed some Chalk Paint "Milk Jug " using a paintbrush. Then I applied some Orange Spice paint over top in the same whitewash technique as before. Set aside to dry throughly. 


Now remove your shaker pieces from your package. Take your bottom shaker piece and trace onto patterned paper. I chose "You are a Classic " journal card.  Cut and glue your paper onto your bottom piece. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Then smooth any rough edges as we did with our Deco piece.


Taking your top shaker piece, I applied some "Fire Opal" glitter over the surface. Shake off any excess glitter and set aside to dry. Once it fully dries, I glued my next two chipboard layers over top of my bottom shaker piece. Now add any shaker filler of your choice, I chose these pretty Fall sequins from Clear Scraps. Click here


Then take your acrylic piece, peel the protective film off both sides before gluing down. Add your top shaker glitter piece on top. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking! 

I added some foam dots to the back of my Shiplap shape and shaker, before adhering in the center of my  wood Deco piece. This adds some dimension to my project. 

Now the fun part of decorating your piece! I cut out some sentiments, diecut some foliage pieces, and Prima flowers! I arrange my pieces and make sure of their placement before gluing onto my design piece. 

To finish off my design, I applied some Graphic45 Matte Pearl gems on all 4 sides of my wood Deco Shape. I also glued some Orange/silver tinsel around the edges of my Deco Shape. Then add a metal hanger or some ribbon to the back for hanging. 


Here are some closeups!



Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! I hope you will share your fall projects you create. If you chose to create this project, I'd love to see how it turned out. So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Be sure to check out all the new products Clear Scraps has to offer. Click here

Until next time,  Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue,  scissors, Martha Stewart Fire Opal glitter, Prima flowers, Sheena Douglas Foliage dies, orange tinsel, foam dots, Distress tool or sanding tool, xaco knife, G45 Fashion Forward collection, G45 Matte Pearl gems 



Hey everybody it’s Tmika here with a quick block post to share. When I saw the YOU & ME wood desk frame, I absolutely had to have it! I knew the perfect picture that would go inside. I chose a picture of me and my husband at a baseball game when we were dating… I think it looks absolutely perfect in this frame! What do you think?


I absolutely loved how it turned out! This was super easy to put together and decorate. After all, the words speak for itself. I started out with painting the base with gesso. The next step is to paint two coats of this beautiful mustard colored acrylic paint. Once that dried I added white ink around the edges for a bit of a distressed look. After everything had dried I glued all the pieces together with hot glue. I added a little gold trim around the edges for a touch of sparkle…


I added my picture to the back of the outer heart layer. I glued it together with hot glue and added gold trim to the edges. Then I secured the outer heart layer to the base. And Voila, I’m done!  Now for some final touches…


I created a rosette with some scrap paper and laid that on my photo vase. I added puffy stickers from this Maggie Holmes collection to add to my collage. A cute little matching mustard colored flower and gold leaves finish off this focal point. The frame says you and me and the tiny little  ‘HAPPY’ Gold sentiment,  completes the sentiment.


This was such a fun project to put together. I hope it inspired you as much as they created joy for me! Until next time…

Mod Christmas Trees

          Hello, it's Sandy Diller here today.  

Sometimes it's just fun to do something unexpected.  I love how these trees turned out and will use them on my dining table throughout the Christmas season.  I used the 3D Chipboard X-mas Trees to create this fun display.


I began this project by first painting my trees in three fun colors.  They come apart and lay flat for painting and decoration.  If you are a crafter you probably have lots of fun embellishments around your house.  I simply added some fun pearls, rhinestones and gems to the trees.  For the stars I used double sided adhesive tape and glitter.  On the bottom trunk I added some crimped cardstock.

This project is fast and easy so you still have plenty of time to create one for yourself.

Happy Crafting,


Ribbon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! It is Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using the Ribbon Mini Shaker Shape!  November is lung cancer awareness month so I thought I would use the shaker for a page all about my sweet angel mother.  My mom passed away from lung cancer a little over 13 years ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her dearly.  I think creating pages such as these are therapeutic and healing.  


After adhering my background paper down, I used the 5x9 Circle Dots Patterns Stencil with three coordinating Distress Oxide Inks.  I blended my inks around where I  would place my photo. 


I set my page aside to work on my Mini Shaker Shape.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker.  I trimmed away excess paper with scissors as well as used my sanding stick to smooth the edges. 


For the top and two insides frames, I painted them with white acrylic paint as shown.  I  chose white because it is the ribbon color for lung cancer awareness. 


I added small beaded sequins to the inside of my shaker after adhering my two center frames. I then adhered the acrylic overlay and clipped my pieces together while the adhesive dried. 


I then adhered the top frame and added a sentiment die cut shape to the center.   You can also see a small wood heart I added as well. 


Along the border of my two patterns,  I layered stickers, die cuts, and hand punched circles using foam dots on some of the elements. 


Here is a close up of the Distress Oxide Ink with the stencil along with some of the embellishments mixed in. 



As I get older, the less I like my handwriting! So, I decided to type out my journaling on my typewriter and white cardstock. I adhered each piece with my Beacon 3-in-1. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! I  hope this inspires you to create a layout about one of your loved ones that you have lost. 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, washi tape:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive:  Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollections; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; blending brushes: Taylored Expressions; typewriter: Brother; spray ink:  October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, vellum

Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--31 Spooky Reasons LO

Hi there everyone!!  Do you have some spooktacular pictures

to scrap from Halloween?  Some adorable pumpkin patch,

trick or treating, or Halloween party pics?   I've got some

inspiration to get you started today!

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This LO was created using the adorable Clear Scraps

Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts!  There is also a bat

version of this circle shaker:

Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Ghosts

These are so easy and fun to make and they add

a lot to a scrapbook page--including movement,

when you add your filler to the shaker piece!

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This shaker was painted with black acrylic paint for the

frame, I used a brush to go in and paint the ghosts with

white acrylic paint, and then after they dried, I brushed a

 little gray distress ink onto the ghosts.   The background

came from tracing the solid circle back onto patterned

paper and gluing it down to that back layer.  Then the

frame pieces were layered on, gluing as you go, then

add the filler/sequins before you get to the acrylic layer. 

In this case it was the Clear Scraps Spooky Sequins mix. 

If you'd like to see all the super cute options in the

Clear Scraps store, check them all out HERE.

After the sequins are in, then you can glue down

the acrylic layer.  Remember that you need to peel

off the protective film on BOTH sides of this acrylic

piece.  It's a great feature that protects the acrylic

until you are ready to complete your project!

Final step is the painted frame over the acrylic

layer.  It's so fun and easy to make these and

they add so much to the page!


If you want to check out ALL of the shaker

options available in the Clear Scraps store,

you can find everything HERE.  There is

a mini shaker for almost every occasion!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts,

Spooky Sequins Mix.

Other:  PhotoPlay Paper Fright Night collection,

black and white acrylic paint, Hickory Smoke

distress ink, foam tape, glue.

Fall Wood Mason Jar


Tami here with a project I'd like to share with you.

I love creating Fall projects, the colors are so cozy and warm. I've always gravitated to warm colors in clothing, so I guess it's no surprise I'd enjoy crafting with them as well.

Bring on the rich oranges, mellow buttery yellows, woody browns, and sage and olive greens. This project has touches of all of those, take a look...


Napkin Art is all the rage and given all the fabulous things you can make using them - not to mention how EASY they are to use - it's probably here to stay.

In just a few quick steps you can cover a multitude of surfaces with a print and the technique works great on wood.

Most napkins have 2-3 layers, so separate them, you'll only need the top layer with the design.

Next, choose a thin liquid adhesive or decoupage medium to adhere the napkin to your surface. For this project, I used one of Clear Scraps Mason Jar Wood Shapes, they come in a pack of 3, so they are great to use for decor or gifting.

You need to be sure you use enough of your medium as it will soak into the wood. Some mediums dry quickly, so you may need to work fast! It helps to have all your supplies laid out and ready. While the medium is still wet, line up and adhere your napkin. Once you have placed it, go over the entire surface, smoothing it with your hand. I prefer to use my hands rather than a tool as the napkin is thin and can tear.

To get the napkin to almost become one with the wood without a top coat, I like to cover it with a piece of parchment and go over the surface with an iron. Be sure your iron isn't too hot, and do a spot test to be sure your medium can take the heat. 

Once the napkin is adhered, use a Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper from around the edges. You can add a gloss or matte top coat if you like.

To finish my jar off, I painted the Home Chipboard Word Title with cream paint and adhered it along the bottom.


I tied raffia in a bow around the neck of the jar and hung a tag with a recipe from the center of the bow.

Please come back soon to see what the other very talented design team members have to show you!


Clear Scraps: Sanding Stick, Mason Jar Wood Shapes and Home Chipboard Word Title

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Liquid Laminate, Fall Napkin, Cream and Sage Green Paint, Raffia, Ribbon, Manilla Tag and Recipe


Hello Fall Shaker Album

Hi crafty friends! 

Fall is my favorite season because it is filled with so many opportunities to make memories with my family. Each year we go to the pumpkin patch and have a blast as my  kids run around and pick pumpkins. Since it is now a core memory for my husband and I, I thought that last year's trip deserved to be documented. Using the Pumpkin Wood Accordion Shaker Album I did just that.

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I began by covering the album with beautiful fall paper. I then filled it with an abundance of sequins and seed beads. I really wanted  the shaker mix to peak through whenever possible.




To further adorn the cover, I fussy cut a butterfly from the paper and added it for a small bit of dimension. I stained my wood sentiment and let it be the focus of the cover. I then added a few coordination flowers to the cover.


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I bound the album with some twine and finally added in a few pictures. 

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I hope you enjoyed this quick project share and that it brought you some inspiration.

As always, if you choose to recreate this, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,



Patisserie Mixed Banner Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy November! This year has sure gone by fast right? I'm Dana and I'm back today with another album project for you featuring the Clear Scraps Mixed Banner Album. Click here


This album has acouple acrylic pages in addition to chipboard pages and border. If you haven't tried using acrylic and aren't sure how to start, I'll guide you through the process in this tutorial. The papers I chose to decorate my album, are from Graphic45 "Cafe Parisian" collection. 

To begin, I chose one of the papers to cover both the front and back sides of my banner chipboard piece. I traced around the banner piece, cut and glued to the banner base. I recommend using Beacon glue. It has a strong bond and perfect when using chipboard. Then taking my xaco knife I trimmed away any excess paper. Then smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. 


Front Cover: I chose another paper measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 & 1/2 inches. Punch both holes on the side before adhering your paper onto your cover. I recommend using a clear tape runner or Clear glue. Just be careful not to use too much glue or it will seep onto your acrylic edges. I adhered a Journaling card in the center with foam dots. Added a sentiment border from another paper and adhered at the top of my album cover. I fussy cut acouple cakes, candies and floral images.


Inked along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then adhered along the bottom of my Journaling card using foam dots. 


Back of front cover: I added a pocket page measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 & 1/2 inches. Added a sentiment border at the top edge of my pocket, a chipboard embellishment in the center of my pocket and a blue gem on top of the hole on my chipboard embellishment.  Tucked a Journaling card inside my pocket. 


Opposite page: adhered another paper measuring 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches onto my chipboard page. Added a cream cardstock photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches, and glued in the center of my page. I added a chipboard sentiment piece at the top of my photo mat and fussy cut a cake image and using foam dots adhered at the bottom. I like to add some Stickles Stardust glitter to my cake and flowers to add some Sparkle!


Page 3: Journaling card adhered as a flip up page. I scored 1/2 inch at the top before adhering at the you of my page. Underneath my flip page I added a cream photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches. Fussycut a cake, cookie and candy and adhered along the bottom right corner. 


Page 4: I adhered another paper measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 &1/2 inches. I left this page as is. I didn't want to cover this pretty paper lol.


Page 5: (Cherry paper) I adhered a small Journaling card at the bottom of my page. Fussy cut a cupcake image and added some foam dots before adhering on the left corner of my journal card. Added an epoxy sticker and fussy cut cherries to the top corner. I applied some Spectrum Noir Glossy highlights on my cherries. Stickles glitter Stardust to the top of my cupcake to resemble sugar!


Page 6: photo mat measuring 4 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches and glued in the center of my page. Added a chipboard piece at the top and a teal pearl gem over the hole in my chipboard piece. I also added a sentiment border along the bottom of my page and a cherry border piece along the bottom edge of my photo mat. 


To finish this album, I threaded some pink and teal colored tulle through both holes and tied into a bow! I fussy cut out some dessert images and titles and glued onto the tabs on my banner piece. 


Here are some closeups!




I hope you enjoyed my album project and will create one for yourself. These albums make a great gift idea too. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the different styles of albums to choose from as well as all the newest products available to purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting! Hope you have a great week. 

See you soon!


Other Supplies Used: 

Paper trimmer,  scoring board, scissors, foam dots, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, xaco knife, Distress tool, Beacon glue, Stickles Stardust glitter, Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights Clear, Graphic45 Café Parisian collection, Pink and teal tulle, pearl gems, glitter gems.



Tabbed Chipboard Thanksgiving Recipe Mini Album


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today. Are you enjoying the fall weather? That is, if you have "fall" weather in your area. Here in Texas, most fall days are a brisk 80 degrees! WOW! I better grab a sweater ;)

It's hard to think about Fall and not include Thanksgiving along with it. The colors, the pumpkins, and the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING that is in stores this time of year. They put that pumpkin spice in EVERTYHING it seems, from candles, to cookies, to coffee, to cereal! I even saw Pumpkin Spice potato chips the other day. Not so sure how those would be.

Our family has a lot of special Thanksgiving recipes. Every year we make my Grandma's cranberry sauce. My mom has her own special way to do the turkey, I make a pretty good gravy, and the homemade rolls are Mom's take on Grandma's recipe.

I thought this year, I'd ask everyone to write down the recipe for what they are bringing and I'd put them all together in a mini album.

I used Clear Scraps 6 X 6 Tabbed Chipboard Mini Album and embellished it with paint and papers and stickers...


To embellish the front cover, I painted the Stack Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishment before backing the openings with different printed papers...


I used each tabbed page as a divider for each section of recipes: Mains, Sides and Sweets. Take a look inside...





I prepped the pages by painting about 1" along the side with the holes using cream paint. I also painted the tabs and edges of each page.

Once the paint dried, I started adding my papers to embellish the covers and pages. Rub On letters were used to add the titles to the cover, tabs and pages. 

1" book rings were used to bind the album and I tied each with 3 different coordinating ribbons.

I think these books would make a great gift for your guests, you could have them bring multiple copies of their recipes.

Thanks for stopping by! Please come back and visit us again soon!


Clear Scraps: 6 X 6 Tabbed Chipboard Mini Album and Stack Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Cream Paint, Printed Papers and Stickers, Rub On Letters, Book Rings and Ribbons