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Stenciled Forest Scene Greeting Card

I love playing with Stencils!   And I love playing with inks!  This card allowed my to play with both! Clear Scraps has some amazing stencils and I decided to combine a few to create this beautiful card! 

This Card features

other supplies
Watercolor paper, distress inks, greeting sentiment, embossing inks and powder

Start by securing and inking your Clear Scraps 4x6 Sunrise Stencil with distress inks onto watercolor paper.  Be sure to leave room at the bottom for your trees.

Begin inking Clear Scraps 5 x 9 Mountain Scene Layering Stencil.  I used 3 differnt green inks and moved my stencil along the bottom of card, filling in any gaps with ink.

You can see how I moved the stencil, and even a few gaps left behind. 

 Here I moved the stencil to "cover" those gaps with more trees.

Continue moving your stencil to cover the bottom of card.

Here is a close up of the stenciled piece.

Stamp sentiment at top of card, then mat on card stock and add to card base.


 Coat chipboard with Embossing ink.

 Cover with Embossing powder and heat emboss.

 Just look at that shine!

 Add embossed butterfly to card to finish!   I hope you are inspired to stenciling on your cards!.



Game On Scrapbook Page


Tami here with scrapbook layout to share with you. 

I have been going through all my photos and scrapbook layouts trying to see what I've done and haven't done.

I ran across a photo of my son and his girlfriend playing video games at a local game center. It reminded me that I had a Game On Chipboard Embellishment

I decided to print the photo and get the layout done while I was thinking about it!

I wanted to create my own printed paper to accent the photo.  I used the 6" Chicken Wire Stencil and spritzed it with various colors of ink sprays to make it. I then cut out around it to make it less "blocky".

A HINT for using stencils with spray ink is to spritz directly above the stencil and not at a slant. This helps prevent the ink from getting under the stencil.

The Game On Chipboard Embellishment was painted with Mixed Media Ink, then outlined with a silver gel pen. If you want your colors to be brighter when you ink or paint the raw chipboard, you can give them a base coat of white paint first.


Clear Scraps: Game On Chipboard Word Title and 6" Chicken Wire Stencil

Other: Clearsnap: Color Eclipse Mixed Media Ink: Granny Smith and Colorbox Spritzers: Moody Blue, Fireberry , Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Drop, Mermaid and Grasshopper, Kingart: Silver Gel Pen, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Cardstock: Black and White

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors and Paintbrush

Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments -- Did Someone Say Cake?

Hi everyone!!  Laura here today, to share a fun and easy

birthday scrapbook page idea with you!!

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I'm a huge fan of embellishments and chipboard embellishments

are especially fun because they can be custom made to match

any picture, papers, or other embellishments that you want.

In this scrapbook page, I used the Clear Scraps Present Chipboard

to add just a little something extra to the edge of my birthday LO.

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I used aqua acrylic paint for the box and lid part, and then

used a brush to use red acrylic paint to paint the bow.

Super simple, but it matches my papers so well!  I also

used a bright, fun piece of polka dotted patterned paper

behind the chipboard piece.  Just trace the present onto

the paper, cut out, and glue.  Another way you can

customize the look of this piece. 

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To make the piece pop off the paper a little more, and

to add a highlight that matched the gray background

paper of this LO, I brushed the edges of the painted

chipboard present piece with some soft black ink using

a sponge applicator.  A few layered mats, twine, and

stickers, and I've got an adorable birthday LO!

The present is one of so many different options you'll

see in the Clear Scraps store HERE.  You can find holidays,

seasons, and so many different themes, everything from

baby, to cooking, to pets, beach, even that famous mouse!

These are great to pick up to have for any scrapbook page,

home decor project, or even cards!  This gift chipboard

piece I've shared today could be for a wedding, for baby,

for Christmas in addition to birthday.  I love having

embellishments around I can customize as I go!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Hope you are inspired to try some of these fun pieces!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Present Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Aqua and red acrylic paint, Bella Blvd

Wish Big Birthday Boy paper and stickers,

twine, adhesive, foam tape, black distress ink.

Patience and Be Still Mixed Media Art Journal


Hello everyone! Helen is here. Today I would like to share with you this Patience and Be Still Mixed Media Art Journal. These two words speak loud in my heart lately, especially in my recovery journey and this uncertain time. God reminds me to be patience and be still in Him, that He will give us hope while waiting for Him in faith.


For the first layer of the background, I added the Silver Gouache, Yellow Ochre Gouache and White Gesso. I applied them on the page with the brayer.

After the first layer dried, I mixed the Emerald Green Gouache and Cerulean Blue Gouache on the page with the brayer. Some of the colors turned into pretty teal. I speeded up the drying process with craft heater only becuase I was no patient enough waiting for it to dry.


I scribbled the Teal Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon and Black Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon on the page, then using wet round brush I blended the colors and while still wet, I tilted up the journal to get some drips on the page. I dried the watercolor paint with craft heater.

And then, I added some paper strips on the page using permanent glue stick. After that, I used a flat brush to apply some more white gesso on the paper stripes to blend them in. I dried it again with craft heater.


I like to spray my stencils with stencil spray. I let it dry for about a minute and then I added it on the page. First, I used the 6" Zinnia Stencil. I applied the Aged Copper Metallix Gel with pallet knife. I carefully removed the stencil and carefully drying the gel with craft heater. But the best way is to let it air dry.

I added the 6" Fruit of the Spirit on the page, and I used post it tape to mask the other letters around the word "Patience." I added the Nocturne Pigment Ink on the stencil using dauber. I removed the stencil carefully because the pigment ink was still wet. After that I dried the ink with craft heart.

I repeated the same step for the next words, "Be Still" using the 3x12 Peace Be Still Border Stencil.


After I dried all the inked letters, I added more flowers and leaves around the page using the 6" Zinnia Stencil and Aged Copper Metallix Gel.

I added some white highlight around the Zinnia flower in the middle of the page using the White Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon and wet brush.

I added more texture on the page with some paint splatters with Cocoa Mixed Media Art Spray and White Spray (I made my own spray mix). I dried the whole page carefully with craft heater.

Here are the close ups of the finished page:





I hope this project give you an idea to create project with Clear Scraps stencils.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have a wonderful day, crafty friends!

Baby Shaker Card

Hello Crafters!

I'm back today on the Clear Scraps Blog to share a cute shaker card project. Clear Scraps has a wide variety of shaker designs for any holiday or occasion.  They have added so many new designs to play with. 

For my project, I chose the new "Onesie" baby shaker. You can get yours here Baby "Onesie" shaker


The first thing I did was assemble the shaker. I made some of my own confetti from the matching scraps of paper I has left over. I used a regular paper hole punch to make my confetti. If you have a baby design punch that would be fun to use also.   I added some sequins, Doodlebug shaped flower/square pieces and also added some pastel colored beads! The possibilities are endless! 

Next I took the bottom shaker piece and I traced it onto the piece of paper and cut it out. Then I glued my paper to the base shape. You can also paint or emboss the base if you wish.  Trim any excess paper with an xacto knife. I also took the top chipboard layer and painted around the top edges with acrylic paint. Let dry. 


Next you can start adhering your next chipboard layers and add adhesive to the back and place one on top of the other. Fill the inside of your shaker with whatever you chose. Then glue the acrylic sheet layer on top. Be sure to remove the protective film from both sides of your shaker before gluing it down. Add your last painted chipboard piece on top. 


Now it's time to make your card. I started with a 7x5 inch white card. I choose one of the papers from Prima Marketing "Heaven Scent" collection and cut it to the same size as my card base. Then used glue to adhere my paper to my card. For the next card layer, I cut it slightly smaller than my first paper, leaving about 1/4 inch showing around the edge. I added some pop dots to the back of my second paper card layer, then adhered on top of my previous card layer. 

Next you can decide how you want to decorate the front of your card,  and where you want to place your shaker element. I fuzzy cut a few elements I wanted to use for my card. Then inked the edges. 

 I added pop dots to the back of my fuzzy cut pieces, including the little bird. I took a short piece of string and glued on the back of my baby piece before adhering it to my card. I added some Stickles glitter to the fur on the baby booties, and on the birdie wings. I also took a few Dazzle flower stickers and adhered them on top of the baby piece with the bow at the top. Lastly I added a few Prima Crystal gems and scattered them about on my card base. 


I hope you enjoyed this shaker card project today and  I have inspired you!  I'm sure any mother to be,  would love to receive a handmade card you created especially for them! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today! Be sure to check out all the great products from Clear Scraps!

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Until next month, take care and Happy Crafting!




Butterfly Wall Hanging by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a sweet Butterfly Wall Hanging.


Have you tried the 8"x8" Page Display yet?  This acrylic page display can be decorated both inside and out. 
I cut some pretty pattern paper and slipped it inside.  Knowing I wanted to hang it, I tied coordinating ribbon to the top. 
The acrylic display makes it easy to change out your pattern paper to create different looks as the papers easily slip in and out.


Taking apart the Fancy Butterflies chipboard embellishments, I inked them with purple ink and then embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Once heat set the embossing powder gives the butterflies a nice shine.


The butterflies were the perfect embellishments to go with this paper.  I glued them to the right side of the panel so they appear to be in flight.


Dew drops were added to the flower centers and were also used as the butterfly trails.


Using Rinea Fuchsia/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, I die cut several words that I thought were right for this panel then adhered  them to the left side.
Although the words are small, they are delicate and really help set the tone for this panel.


Isn't it pretty? 


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies: Rinea Foiled Papers; Heartfelt Creations pattern paper; Imagine Crafts Inks and embossing powders; Robin's Nest Dew Drops; Momenta dies


Wings of Fate

Hello friends! Hope you are having an amazing day! With everything happening around us, I wanted to create something fun and give a touch of beauty to someone's life!  One of the first things I  fell in love with were the Clear Scraps wood pieces!  Mixed media is my favorite, so these wood piece are perfect to create on!  So today I'm sharing the 6.5"x9.5" Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape as the base, then the 4x6 Brick Wall stencil,  Rings Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, and  Wings Chipboard Embellishment Shapes

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The first things I do are prepare the surface of the mason jar with two coats of white gesso, then once dry, I use the brick wall stencil to create dimension, and texture to the mason jar. For this I have used crackle paste. Now before the paste is dry, I add some embossing powders to the top so that it sticks to the brick wall. Heat with my heat tool and BAM - You have something truly unique!



The next steps are pretty easy. I take all the chipboard, wood pieces, and anything I want to color over, and brush them with a copper leafing finish. Let them dry. 


This is the part most people feel a little intimidated, but it is not hard at all!! What gives it that dimension? You can use either foam tap or you can use extra wood/chipboard/cardboard as the backing, behind the images. This will "pop" them up off the page. I always like to lay out my pieces before setting them with adhesive. Once they are where I want them, I start adhering them down. Being careful as the glue is still wet. I use a matte gel medium to ensure it stays. 


After everything is adhered down, I cover the face of the girl, and make little splatters with watercolor, and washes (liquid paint for effects). I gently tap my paint brush over the piece, with black, white, and blue colors!!


As you can see from the close up photos, those little splashes make the piece pop! I feel it just brings it all together!!


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all the wood pieces I used by clicking HERE!!  And while you're at the shop, check out what's new with Clear Scraps! Have a blessed day!

Additional products used: White Gesso, Crackle Paste, Matte Gel Medium, Mica Powders, Watercolors, Glitter Art Glue, Paper Doll, Misc. Findings, Paper Flowers, Paper Embellishments, Paper Straws, wood words, Wooden gears, and cogs. 


Chipboard 8x8 3-Tabbed Album

Hi friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a mini album I  created using the Chipboard 8x8 3-Tabbed Album!  We took a short trip to Michigan last month so I  wanted to document some of my favorite photos! Clear Scraps has a variety of styles and sizes of mini albums to choose from!  One of the many reasons why I  love creating with them!  


I  began by painting the edges on both sides of each page with white acrylic paint. I  allowed a bit of the chipboard to show through to give a distressed look to go with the patterned paper.  I  then cut my background papers to 7.75 x 7.75 inches and adhered with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


Each page is large enough to fit standard size 4x6 photos (both vertical and horizontal).  I  tried to mix my sizes up by adding a few 4x4 pictures as well. I  love the clean look of matting my photos onto white cardstock so you will find this throughout my book.  


I  tried to utilize at least two different patterns on each page as well as adding in an accent color. Here, you can see I  adhered a strip of the light blue pattern at the right edge of my page. 


I  also added embellishments from the collection I  used such as stickers and chipboard shapes.  



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I   hope you are inspired to create a mini book of your own using a Clear Scraps Album!  You can see all the albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; ink: Ranger; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Echo Park; ribbon: May Arts, Snug Hug; paint: DecoArt; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; border punch: EK Success; journaling pen, stamps: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread. 

Peace Mixed Media Shaker Card

Hello everyone... Helen is here. I am dreaming of peaceful beach these days... And I created this peace mixed media shaker card to share with you all


I started with painting the beach shore line with watercolor paint on a 140 lbs watercolor paper for the background. For me, painting is a relaxing moment. I love how the background turned out. Dried the finished painting with craft heater.

I used the 3 x 12 Peace be still Stencil for the sentiment. I taped the stencil on top of the watercolor paper with some low-tack purple tape, and then I used sponge dauber to add the white pigment ink on it. After that, carefully I peeled off the tape and dried the pigment ink with craft heater.

I added the finished background on the 5x7 card base with TapeRunner adhesive.


I painted the Mini Shaker Flip Flops with acrylic paints and small round detail brush. I used teal and white paints.

After the paints dried, I stacked them together with strong permanent adhesive glue and I put a heavy book on top until the glue dried.


After the glued dried, I added some of the giant irridescent sequins in the middle of the flip flop. I removed the clear film plastics from the acetate (all Clear Scrapes acetate plastic have protected clear films on both sides) and then I added the acetate plastic on top of the flip flop with strong adhesive glue. Then I added the last piece of the flip flop and the metal flowers on the flip flop with strong adhesive glue, and carefully I put the heavy book on top of it until the glue dried well.

I added the finished shaker flip flop on the card with the TapeRunner adhesive.

I hope this card cheers you all up today! Thank you so much for stopping by.

Sunflower Bath Decor

Good Morning!   Chris here and today I am excited to share my latest project with you! Who doesn't love sunflowers?   Each year I plant a few rows of sunflowers in varying heights and colors between my neighbors and our fence-line.  We spend hours watching the birds and bees flying in and out of the flowers! SO I decided to bring a few sunflowers indoors by creating this Pallet sign for my bath.

Start by Whitewashing your pallet with paint and let dry. 

 Using ABC Capital Letter Stencils from Clear Scraps, trace your BATH onto pallet. 

 Stamp image with ink. I used a stamp set from Blank Page Muse. 

Continue stamping the entire pallet, overlapping traced letters. 
Using a India Ink pen begin filling in the letters, fill in over any stamped images. 


 Color images with Alcohol markers  to finish. 

I hope you are inspired to create your own home decor!

Camera Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer here to share a layout I  created using one of the Mini Shaker Shapes!  They make for great accents to your pages or to the front of a mini album! Really any project!  Today's project features the Camera Mini Shaker Shape and I'm going to share what techniques I  used.  


I  began with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock as my background.  Using the 12 Inch Spiral Mascil, I  lightly spritzed two coordinating spray inks to my cardstock. The Mascils are wonderful to use with any medium from paint, gesso, or ink.  I  then lightly blotted the cardstock with a paper towel to soak up any extra ink. 


I  set that aside to assemble my Camera Mini Shaker.  I  used black color shift paint on the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames.  


I   adhered a patterned paper the chipboard base of the camera using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. Next, I  cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife followed by using sanding paper to smooth any rough edges. 


I  adhered my two chipboard frames together and affixed to the chipboard base.  I  then added sequins and glued on the acrylic overlay. Lastly, I  adhered the painted chipboard frame over the top.  


Here is the end result of the Camera Mini Shaker! I  love how it turned out! I   adhered it to my page again using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


I  used die cuts and stickers to accent my photo as well as added a journaling spot. 


Here, you can see a close up of the spray inks with the Mascil!  I  love the pink and the yellow together as I  was going for a sun burst effect! 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  See all of of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; spray ink: October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; sequins: SpeigelMom Scraps; paint: Folk Art; sewing machine: Janome; cut file machine: Silhouette; misc: thread, foam paint brush, x-acto knife, cut file, sanding paper.