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December 2017

Snowflake Shaker Tag

Happy Friday, friends!

I have this festive Snowflake Shaker Tag to share with you today. I think its cute enough, it may just find a home on my Christmas Tree this year.

I started off with the idea of just painting the top finishing frame a nice buttercream color with Piccolo paint, but once it was on the snowflake, I knew I had to glitter it.


While the paint was still wet, I poured glitter willy-nilly all over to cover the snowflake.


Tap it off and save the glitter. Voila.

It dried in about 20 minutes. I then sealed the glitter on the ornament using an acrylic seal spray and set it aside to dry.

I built the layers to the shaker tag.


Once all the layers are together, add in your sequins or beads. Inside my snowflake are microbeads from Martha Stewart.

Once your glittered top frame is dry, adhere it to the acrylic shaker.

I then just added festive paper to a tag, added some ribbon, then adhered the shaker to the Acrylic Tag.


Glory to God! <3

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Holiday Christmas Tree Shaker

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm on the blog to share one of the Mini Shakers I  decorated for Christmas!  Using the Mini Christmas Tree Shaker I created a fun ornament to hang on our tree!  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used!


Taking the chipboard base and my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive, I  adhered my patterned paper to the front of the tree.  I  then used scissors and an x-acto knife to trim excess paper. 


I  next used my sanding tool to make sure my paper is flush with the chipboard.  


Now I  was ready to embellish the front of my Shaker. Using the front chipboard frame, I  applied three coats of white acrylic paint and set aside to dry.


Next step is to assemble the shaker!  Again using my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive I  adhered two of the chipboard frames.  Before adhering the acrylic piece, I  placed a small amount of sequins in the center of the tree.   Using a dryer sheet or anti-static sachet prior to affixing your acrylic is helpful. 


The last step I  did was use some glitter green embossing powder on my front chipboard frame!  This is my go to technique for dressing up my chipboard!


Once I   had my shaker put together, I  applied a layer of paint around the edges to give it a "snowy" look.  I  then added a metal sentiment and bakers twine around the center. 


Last, I  adhered ribbon to the back of my shaker so it can hang on the tree!  I also added a metal safety pin and token to embellish! 


Thank you for reading...I  hope this inspires you to check out some of the fun Shaker shapes in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Simple Stories; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; metal embellishments: Tim Holtz; embossing ink:  Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; bakers twine; adhesive: Beacon; misc: ribbon, heat gun


Photo Shaker Ornament Video Tutorial by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, it is Pinky today with a fun VIDEO tutorial for those of you who love a step by step. 

I used a Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Sled for this one, and they make a fantastic alternative to the traditional bulb ornaments. 

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Here is the Video:

Also a photo not shown is an extra photo on the back of the ornament, so check out the video, and if you are unfamiliar with how we assemble to Shakers, here it is! LIVE! 

Happy Crafting friends, please do share and check out our FB page as well!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer



December Tag with Nancy

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you my tag for December.  Of course I needed to make this a holiday tag..what with it being the season and all.  I began of course with one of the acrylic tags from the Acrylic Tag Album.   I used the flip cup painting method to color the tag.  

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Curious how I got the marbleized look?  here is the quick and easy method I used.


be sure and let the paint dry overnight before beginning your embellishment and don't forget to take off the protective film.
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I used lots of goodies from my stash...things I have been saving up over the years.  Bits and pieces left over from kits.  And little doo dads I have found.
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Have you tried flip cup painting?

Thanks for stopping by.


Christmas Tree set~

Hi, Connie here with the 3D Chipboard Christmas Tree set by Clear Scraps.  They are decorated with snowflakes and buttons!!! So festive and fun.

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I love that they come is a set of three, making for a beautiful cluster of trees.  Great for a table centerpiece and other winter decor.  Creating them is pretty fun too!!  Let me show you~

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  1. Using Forrest Green spray paint, paint the trees.  One side and then the other side. Six pieces in all.
  2. Stencil small snowflakes, on both sides of the trees, using beige or white acrylic paint. I applied the paint with a cosmetic sponge. Works great!
  3. Paint the star with gold paint or emboss the star.  Add snow (Rock Candy stickles) to the top of the star. 
  4. Let dry.
  5. Create a tag for the large tree using the Fruit of the Spirit stencil by Clear Scraps.
  6. Spray trees with acrylic clear spray.

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The trees slip together, making it easy to assemble and easy to store away for the next year.   

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The tag is created by stenciling, on a white tag, with several different Christmas stencils by Clear Scraps.   Also a great way to make gift tags for gifts. Easy and cute!!

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Supplies used:

Clear Scraps:   3D chipboard x-mas trees

Clear Scraps: 6" Fruit of the Spirit

Clear Scraps: 6" Ice Crystal Snowflakes

Clear Scraps: 6" Holly



vintage buttons, acrylic paint, spray paint (for trees), cardstock tags, black ink, embossing paste (for stars), acrylic clear spray (for trees).

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


2017 Mixable Holiday Album

Happy December, friends! The Holidays are upon us, and what better way to prepare for photos of your memories than to have an album ready to place some photos once the hustle and bustle are all over. I know once Thanksgiving hits, I will hardly find some downtime to create, so preparing ahead of time is key for me. This Mixable 8 x 9 Holiday Album is perfect for just that.

CSMXholiday-2TThis album comes with 5 pages, 3 Acrylic, and 2 chipboard as shown above.


I decided to cover all the pages with pattern paper. I adhered them to the album using Beacons Zip Dry adhesive. It dries quickly, which makes putting this together a breeze.

I used some cut files from my Silhouette and incorporated them into the album. The silver running along the edges of the pages is Metallic Alcohol Ink. Isn't it so festive?

This will house a 2.5 x 3.5 photo easily.


I'll be able to add a couple of photos on each page 2 x 3 in size. 

I found some embellishments from MME in my stash that just fit in perfectly with this paper.
HolidayMixable_LeahCroweThis card can actually be removed and a photo added. It's sitting as a placeholder for now. :)

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer