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August 2016

Christmas Trees by Wendy Price

I had a lot of fun decorating the new Clear Scraps 3D Chipboard Trees! 


The tallest tree was decoupaged with torn pieces of old sheet music. The smallest tree was altered with pattern paper cut to size. The middle size tree was painted red and then stenciled using the Nordic Snow Mascil. I adhered circles of pattern paper with pop dots. The stars were painted with gold acrylic paint and sprinkled with gold glitter while the paint was still wet. The acrylic paint acts as an adhesive for the glitter. 


The cool thing about the Chipboard Trees, is when the holidays are over you can pull them apart and store them away flat so they don't take up a ton of storage space.


Clear Scrap Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
  • Stampendous Glitter
  • acrylic paint
  • foam adhesive dots
  • pattern paper & sheet music

Wendy Price Clear Scrap Design Team Member

Mini Shaker Bat..

Hello everyone, this is Adora your today's blog host.  Are you ready for fall yet? I have it in mind at least this mini shaker project shows it.  I love that Clear Scraps came up with this mini shakersthey are so much fun to work on. 


The idea is to use this to embellish a pumpkin, right now of course there's no pumpkin to show it but the below photo will give you an idea. 


Thank you so much for stopping by and come back for more....


August Tag by Connie!

Hi, Connie here to share my August tag with you.  I used an acrylic tag by Clear Scraps and Stazon ink to create tag full of "Joy".

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Clear Scraps products used: acrylic tag, mini Sunflower  shape, 6X6 stencils (Fruit of the Spirit, Chicken Wire) and 3X12 stencil (He Lives).

Other products: Faber Castell, Stazon, Beacon, acrylic paint, patterned paper and trim.



  1. Remove plastic film from both sides of the acrylic tag.
  2. Using a sponge apply white Stazon ink to the front of the tag. Let dry.


  1. Sponge on the brown Stazon ink for the ground.
  2. Sponge on the blue Stazon ink for the sky.
  3. Use the He Lives stencil and sponge on the sun with orange Stazon ink.
  4. Using black Stazon ink and the chicken wire stencil by Clear Scraps, sponge over the front of the tag. Let dry.
  5. Mask off the “Joy” word and stencil it on the bottom of the tag. Highlight the letters with white acrylic paint, using a small brush.
  6. Sponge brown Stazon ink to the stem of the flower and green Stazon ink to the leaf.
  7. Cover the flower with pattern paper. Adhere with Beacon 3-IN-1.
  8. Outline the sun with black acrylic paint using a small brush. Highlight with white acrylic paint in the center of the sun.
  9. Add dots, on the sun, with Faber Castell/Texture Gems.
  10. Adhere button and trim to tag.

      Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


New 3D Christmas Trees by Leah Crowe

Happy weekend, friends!


Today I am sharing with you the new amazing 3D Chipboard Trees from Clear Scraps!
These trees are so cool and come in three sizes. 1-lg 10.0"x 15.0", 1 med 7.5"x 11.5", 1 sm 5.5"x 8.5"


For the small trees I simply used Gelatos and rubbed the colors on both sides, just blending with my fingers.


I then stamped some stars on each side using Stazon Ink and slid the pieces together.


I wanted to keep this one pretty simple, so I then adhered gems around the tree.


 For the medium sized tree, I painted it in teal acrylic paint on both sides and then used a stencil using pink and white paint.


I made these cute little presents with paper and adhered them to the tree base, and then added some random embellishments all around the tree as well.

For the large tree, I adhered shiny pattern paper to the chipboard and cut it away using my craft knife. That took some time, but I absolutely loved the end result. What do you think?


These will make wonderful center pieces during the holidays, and can be fun to make with friends and family.

Check out the gorgeous Acrylic 3D trees as well!

Leah Crowe

Live Life Mixable Mini

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a cute new Mixable Gracey I made.  Now, if you know me, you know I love making mixable albums.  I love the combination of chipboard and acrylic.  The options for these little albums are endless.

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Filled with gorgeous goodies from My Minds Eye this album came together in no time.




Christmas Mini Star Shakers

Hello friends! It's Jennifer again and I'm excited to share another NEW great product from Clear Scraps!  The summer release has me in awe with all of the fun DIY projects! I hope you've been following along on what our talented design team has been doing!  One of my favorites are the Mini Shaker shapes!  Oh my cute are these?!   I received the Mini Shaker Stars in my box and could not wait to create with them!  Each shaker comes with one chipboard back, 3 chipboard forms, and 1 acrylic shape.  These can be used as a mini album or as two separate embellishments!   I used mine as little tree ornaments but you can also use on a layout or card! 


I applied a light coat of white acrylic paint to my chipboard pieces....I wanted a little bit of a distressed look so I wasn't careful about covering all of the chipboard. 


For the acrylic insert, I used Staz On ink in black and a background ledger stamp. I then used a light worded pattern and adhered to the front of the chipboard back.  Next, I layer some fun little die cuts from a cute Christmas collection as well as added bakers twine to hang my ornament. (FYI, I used my WRMK Big Bite to go through all of the layers.  You can also line each piece up and punch before adhering together). 


My next shaker is all chipboard which I again colored with white acrylic paint.  I wanted it to be a true "shaker" piece so I had the idea of adding sequins under vellum. 


I adhered a darker pattern paper to the chipboard back then placed my sequins. I then adhered the vellum piece to the front chipboard shape and glued together. Lastly, I added some smaller embellishments to the side as well as added ribbon at the top. 


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this gives you some fun ideas for the Shaker shapes!  I cannot wait to use more of the Christmas themed shapes as well as fun Halloween Bats and Ghosts! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, embellishments: Crate Paper; sequins: Making Memories: mini wood clothespin: Maya Road; ribbon: Hug Snug; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; background stamp: Stampin' Up

Bat Shaker by Wendy Price

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I was very excited to see the new Bat Shaker from Clear Scraps! 



  1. Paint chipboard pieces. Allow to dry.
  2. Cut white cardstock to the size of the bat. Stamp and color.  Adhere to one of the bat chipboard pieces. 
  3. Place one chipboard bat aside and adhere the remaining pieces together. 
  4. Fill with Fragments, glitter or sequins. 
  5. Adhere acrylic bat shape on top. 
  6. Adhere remaining bat chipboard piece to the stack. 


Clear Scrap Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Stampendous Stamps and Fragments
  • Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
  • Tsukineko Memento ink
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Acrylic paint

Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member

Love Sign

Hello everyone this is Adora and welcome to Clear Scraps blog. Do you love word signs? If you do, check out this Clear Word Titles selections. It's a fun project to work on and a lot of ways to display and be a part of your home décor. 


I trace and cut into a patterned paper. Adhere onto the back side of the acrylic, then add embellishments to finish the project.

Thanks you all for stopping by and come back for more ideas.


Bell Shaker Ornament with Leah Crowe

Happy day Clear Scraps friends!

Today I am sharing one of the new Bell shakers with you from Clear Scraps new release!
So many amazing new things in this release.

With this Shaker comes 1 back chipboard shape, 3 chipboard shapes, and 1 acrylic divider


I knew right away I wanted to turn this shaker into an ornament, so I started out by punching out a hole at the top of the bell using my Crop O' Dile tool. I lined each bell up with the first hole punch and punched them separately to make sure they would line up nicely later for the ribbon.


I adhered pattern paper to the chipboard base, and then painted the chipboard shapes in a gold color.


Once the paint dried I adhered two of the bell shapes to the chipboard back using Beacons Zip Dry.

Here is where I wish I had thought ahead a little bit before I added my beads to the inside of the shaker.

I wish I had added my word JOY to the inside background on the chipboard back, so that when the bell was shaken, the word Joy would have been revealed. So my mistake is shared so if you wish to do a word or image reveal, add it BEFORE you add your shaker pieces and the acrylic divider. :)

You then add the acrylic divider. I used stazon ink around the outside edge a bit to add some more color.


and then lastly, you add the other chipboard shape, making sure it is all lined up nicely.


This is SO much fun to make. I must get many more shakers!! :)


Leah Crowe

New Chipboard Embellishments on Tags by Wendy Price

I love working the tags from Clear Scraps. They're like tiny canvases just waiting to be decorated! Today I'm sharing two tags that I created using the new Chipboard Embellishments. 

This first tag features the new X-Mas Swirl Bulbs Chipboard and a fun alcohol ink technique! 

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  1. Drop alcohol ink onto the acrylic tag, place a piece of plastic wrap over top the alcohol ink, scrunch the plastic wrap to create wrinkles and set the tag aside to dry for a few days. When you pull off the plastic wrap you are left with the wrinkled design. To make the design pop, paint over the design with white acrylic paint. 
  2. Paint chipboard ornament with gesso. Color with alcohol inks/markers. Use blending solution to mix colors. Coat with Glossy Accents and sprinkle with glitter. 
  3. Stamp script on the front of the acrylic tag. 
  4. Die cut foliage and adhere to tag. 
  5. Adhere chipboard piece to tag. Embellish with ribbon and string. 

This next tag features the new Oak Tree Chipboard Embellishment. 

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  1. Paint Chipboard Tag with Gesso. 
  2. Ink Background with Distress Inks. Add a darker color with Swirl Mascil in place to create sun rays. 
  3. Paint chipboard tree with Gesso. Color with alcohol markers. 
  4. Adhere die cuts and chipboard tree to tag. 

Clear Scrap Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Stampendous Die Cuts and glitter
  • Crafters Companion Die Cuts
  • Alcohol Inks and markers
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
  • Glossy Accents
  • Hero Arts Script stamp

Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member

Shakers Two Ways

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a couple of projects I recently completed using the new Clear Scraps Shakers.  These little shakers are so fun to play with and I know you are all going to make amazing projects using them.  For my first shaker, the Mini Star, I simply cut a photo to fit, added a title,  and added a few sequins before assembling.   Star_shaker_clear scraps_nancy keslin

Oh, and don't forget to punch a few holes to hang before assembling, if you want to use it as an ornament.   I also added some big square rhinestones I happened to have in my stash.  

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When you shake, you reveal the sentiment inside.  How fun is that.

For my second project, I chose the Mini Angel Shaker to add to the Small Scallop Clipboard.  I chose the clipboard, but this mini shaker would be cute on a large card, a tag, or as an embellishment for just about anything.

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I painted the clipboard with lots of distress stain and acrylic paints before adding my embellishments to the front.  This project was super quick and easy, and oh so much more lovely in real life.  The photos just don't do it justice.

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Thanks for stopping by.



Mini Mixable Album

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Hello Clear Scraps fans! Today, I would like to share a very simple mini album which I've created as a gift for a friend. I've used Clear Scraps Mini Mixable Dainty album to create this album.

Here are some pages in it.

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This is a fast little gift to create. Hope you all like it. 

Stenciling on canvas with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with some canvas zippered bags that I created using the awesome 6" stencils by Clear Scraps.    I ended up using eight different stencils on these canvas bags.  The grands thought the bags were cool looking!  I guess that was a compliment~not sure.

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Clear Scraps stencils used on this canvas bag~

6" Wishes, 6" Chicken Wire, 6" Humming Bird and 6" Chevron.

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Stencils used~ 6" Heart Arrow6" Quaterfoil, 6" Stars, 6" Chevron and 6" Diamonds.

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Stencils used~ 6" Heart Arrow, 6" Chevron and 6" Quaterfoil.

I used a Gel plate to get my color down and then started to create a background by using different stencils.  You can use ink, acrylic paints, mists, Gelatos ~ it's all good, stencils will work with all of that!

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


Greeting Tags

Hello everyone this is Adora, today I am sharing these greeting tags using chipboard tags.  I love Clear Scraps chipboard because is it's very sturdy and can hold any kind of techniques you throw at it but today I use it as is, no paint, no fuzz, just paper and ink. I love the raw look of it, besides fast and easy. :)




Thank you all for stopping by and stay tune for more ideas .....