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Merry Christmas Santa By Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a Christmas wall hanging.  It's never too early to start getting ready for Christmas isn't it?

Have you seen the new mini shakers now available?  There are 14 new shakers and each is as cute as the next.


I've used the Mini Shaker - Gnome for my Christmas wall hanging.  Honestly, he is just as cute as a Santa, so it became a Christmas project!  
I can't wait to create another as a gnome!


The shaker comes with 4 individual chipboard pieces plus the clear panel that turns it into a shaker.
Just remember to remove the plastic film before assembling the shaker.


Paint the  layers with red and white paints to simulate Santa's hat and coat and black for his shoes. 
I then used modeling paste to give his mustache and beard texture and dimension.


I filled the cavities with white and red beads.


I created the wall hanging using assorted cardstock and pattern papers.


The shaker was added to the left side and a die cut Merry Christmas was added along side him.
A touch of color was added to Merry Christmas. 


Finally, a hole was punched in the top and ribbon was added so it could hang up for the holidays.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Spellbinders dies; Plaid Paint; Prima beads

Family Deco DIY Pallet Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer back on the blog today to share a home decor project with you!  I love that Clear Scraps offers many wood home decor pieces that are perfect to put your spin on your own decorations or to give as gifts. I  wanted to showcase a new family photo and began with the Deco DIY Pallet Shape as my base.


I  applied grey chalk paint to the surface of my pallet allowing some of the wood to show through. Any paint will work but I  prefer chalk paint as it dries quickly and looks nice on the birch wood. 


I  also took chalk paint in black and painted the top frames of the Family Mini Shaker Shape and House Mini Shaker Shapes that I  wanted to incorporate into my project. 


 I  adhered a fun buffalo plaid pattern to the chipboard base of the House Mini Shaker Shape.  I then added coordinating sequins to the center of my shaker before assembling. I  finished by adhering a metal sentiment and affixing with black and white bakers twine. 


For the Family Mini Shaker Shape, I  painted the chipboard base with the same grey chalk paint that was used on the pallet.  I  again used coordinating sequins before assembling my shaker. Both Shakers were adhered at the edges of my frame with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


I  added in paper flowers, as well as metal gears and buttons.  Next, I  spritzed the areas with spray inks in white and black. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Carta Bella; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon; metal gears, metal sentiment, spray ink: Ranger; paper flowers: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Crate Paper; misc: buttons; hot glue gun, frame. 


Halloween Mini Shakers Layout

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I  created using two of the new Mini Shaker Shapes! I  love Halloween and was excited to see the Boo and Spider Mini Shaker Shapes!  


I  started with using black and orange Distress Spray Ink on a sheet of 12x12 white cardstock with the 12 Inch Spider Web Mascil.  You can use as much spray ink as you desire depending on what kind of end effect you want. 


Here is a close up of the end result of my background! I love that there is a good mixture of both orange and black. 


I  set aside my cardstock to work on the two shakers. I  painted both chipboard bases and top frames with Color Shift paint in black which gives it a nice shiny look. 


Before adhering my Spider Mini Shaker Shape, I  used embroidery floss to create a line for the spider to "hang" on.  I  then used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix my Shaker to the layout. 


I  used the Boo Mini Shaker Shape as the title of my page. You can see I  added patterned paper to the base of the word followed by adding in a mix of sequin shapes. 


I  then added in a 3x4 journaling card as well as stickers to accent.  


I  cut strips of patterned paper and adhered them to the edges of my page. I  then added a double stitch with my sewing machine. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; Distress Inks, archival ink: Ranger; stamp: Studio Calico; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; enamel dots: Simple Stories; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Making Memories; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, embroidery floss.

Mother Earth

Good Morning everyone, This is Dora, and we are creating some mixed media dimension. How are we doing that you ask? Well, we are going to go all out and layer lots of mediums!! Hold on tight, because this one is probably one of my most favorite pieces yet!! In this project I have used the wood flower shape, the brick wall stencil, the chicken wire chipboard , the cog wheels chipboard, and the coffee stain stencil.  

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As always the first thing I do is prepare the surface with a coat of gesso. Then I use the stencils to create some texture and pop on the surface of the piece.


Once the texture paste is dry fully, I coat it with clear gesso, and begin to give the piece some colors. For this one I am using alcohol inks, with a blending solution, so they move around on the surface. The colors are deep, rich, and grungy. This will help everything on top to stand out more when the piece if finished. 


Then I start highlighting the raised areas with white and green mixed media inx. Taking either a fan brush or a flat brush, gently go over the raised areas. This will give a whole new look to the background. 

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Now here is where I really start having some fun. I collect the elements I want to use. I emboss the ones I would like to stand out, along with coloring the chipboard, and paper elements. Once you have them arranged and where you want them - Use some matte gel medium (or super strong glue, not hot glue) and adhere them down.

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As you can see from the last picture above, I have started adhering the pieces to the project. I have the focal point (her face) in a certain spot to make it look like the forest is flowing from within her. For some optional ideas, you can add some microbeads, stones, glitter, or anything else you would like to, for more of a pop. I have chosen to keep her natural and the way she is when finished. Here are some final pictures of how she turned out!

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I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to get creative with nature. I always love blending the natural world with the not so natural world. The imagination is limitless and there are so many things one can do to create art. So, get out your supplies and keep creating. Hope you have an amazing day!! Blessings always <3

Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website!




Vintage Recipe Album

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here. I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps Blog today, with a vintage style recipe album. Clear Scraps has such a variety of different albums to choose from. I'm using the Chipboard 8x8 Tabbed Album for my project. You can find it here Click Here 

I also used Graphic45 "Home Sweet Home" papers and chipboard and stickers to match up with my vintage theme.


First I painted all the edges of each album page with vintage white acrylic paint. Let dry throughly before moving on to the next step.


Next I chose 2 red checked papers and cut down to 7x 71/2 inches. Adhere to the front and back pages of your album. Cover all remaining base pages of your album with coordinating papers of your choice. All papers were cut to the same size as previously stated above.

Now you can start decorating the front cover of you album. I cut another patterned paper to 61/2 x 7 inches added some foam dots to the back of the paper. Then adhere on top of your base of your front cover. I chose one of journaling cards and adhered to the right side of my front cover. I added one of the chipboard stickers "Farm fresh " on the top part of my album. Fussy cut out a few of the vegetable stamps, and adhered to the left side of  my album using foam dots. I also fuzzy cut another image of the vintage gal, inked the edges with Distress Ink and used foam dots to adhere her on top of the same image on the journaling card. I like to add touches of glitter to the vintage gal apron, farm fresh chipboard sign and on some of the vegetable stamps. To finish the cover, I glued a vintage button on one of the corners of the journaling card. And glued a paper flower on the left side.


Now we can decorate the inside pages. I used one of the larger recipe cards and adhered it slightly slanted on the left page. Cut out a "you are my sunshine " paper strip and glued to the bottom of my page. And added my fuzzy cut cabbage image with foam dots on the bottom of my recipe card. The right page,  I cut a paper at  7x 3 &1/2 inches and adhered as a pocket. You can add a few smaller journaling cards inside the pocket. I decorated the pocket page with a few vegetable packets and adhered with foam dots. Lastly I added the "Garden" sticker on the tabbed page.


The next two pages I used some larger recipe cards and a few chipboards and stickers to decorate my pages. The recipe card on the right page, I scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a flap.


Here's how I decorated the next two pages. I made another pocket on the left side and tucked in acouple smaller journaling cards. These are great to add photos or perhaps a small recipe card. The page on the right side I adhered acouple recipe cards and a "Baking Day" sticker eith a touch of glitter on the pie to resemble sugar!


The last two pages, on the right side I chose 4 different recipe cards and scored 1/2 inch on the top. Adhered as a waterfall on to my page. You could add another recipe or photo under the waterfall cards. 


For the last page on the right side, I cut down the tomatoe paper to 4 x 71/2 inches. Scored 1/2 on the left side to create a side flip page. I added foam dots to the vegetable frame and adhered this on the flip page, make sure you don't glue over the scored part of the flip page. Then I glued the "Home Sweet Home" chipboard piece in the middle of the frame. To finish my page I cut down a piece of white picket fence sticker, added some small foam dots to the back of the fence. Adhere this towards the bottom of your flip page. I fuzzy cut out some vegetables and vegetable seed packets, inked the edges and adhered some on the fence, some I tucked behind fence with foam dots.


To finish your album, I covered the remaining page tabs, front and back with some word stickers. Then I took 3 metal rings and attached all my pages together. I chose different bright colored ribbons and tied on each ring.


I hope I have inspired you to get out your favorite recipes and start scrapbooking! I think this would make a great gift idea for the holidays.


Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all the amazing new products they have in store for you! Click Here

Supplies used: 

Clear Scraps 8x8 Tabbed Album, Graphic 45 "Home Sweet Home " collection pack, Stickles glitter, Distress Ink, Beacon 3-in-1 Glue, Metal rings, assorted ribbons, Foam Dots


Halloween Pumpkin by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and as we are in the Fall season, I wanted to create with the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape.


At approximately 8", this is the perfect sized pumpkin to accent your Fall decorating.  
Think of all the different things you can do with it - paint it, ink it, stain it, or add pattern paper.


Using the pallet as a stencil, I drew around it onto a sheet of pattern paper, then cut out the pieces. 


Next I inked the pumpkin with brown ink to give the edges some color.


All the pieces were inked before being adhered to the pumpkin slats.  I also fussy cut another piece of cardstock to fit the pumpkin handle.


I wanted to create a spooky scene to embellish the pumpkin, so I die cut a spooky scene complete with tombstones from black cardstock.  The scene sits perfectly on the 2nd slat.  Then I die cut several flying witches from black cardstock and positioned them flying above the tombstones.

Now, I'm ready to complete my Fall decorating.

How will you decorate your pumpkin?

Thanks for stopping by.


Supplies:  Spellbinders Dies, Imagine Ink, cardstock, pattern paper

Create your Own Mixed Media Halloween Decor


Today I am excited to shared this mixed media project I created using some of my favorite Clear Scraps Supplies. I literally grabbed lots of different Halloween scrap embellishments to add to this project!  
Start by adhering 1 layer from a Halloween themed napkin to your Clear Scraps Wood Deco Piece.   These Wood Deco pieces are so fun and they come 3 to a package! 


Once dry,  trim excess napkin away and sand edges. 

Cover Clear Scraps Mixed Fancy Windows Chipboard Embellishments with embossing ink and Wrought Iron Embossing powder and heat emboss. 



Trim paper doll image to fit in window and adhere to your project base. 


Heat emboss Clear Scraps Fancy Gate Chipboard Embellishments and add to bottom of project base. 



Add embellishments as desired to finish your project. It was so fun to create this creepy home decor!  I hope you are inspired to create! 



Googly Eyes Steampunk Gears Halloween Card


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog to share a fun Halloween card...


I love the colors of Halloween, especially the combo of Orange, Purple, and my favorite, Lime Green. And something I love to use on Halloween projects is googly eyes; they're fun right? This card combines both of those, with the added theme of Steampunk.

The Clear Scraps GEARS STENCIL is perfect to use on steampunk projects or cards or projects for the men in your life. 

I started the card by creating the background paper to stencil over by spritzing it with a light brown shimmer spray...


Then I taped the Gears Stencil over the spritzed cardstock...


Next, working with one ink at a time and blending each into the other colors slightly, I filled in the stencil design...




Here's how the stenciled background looked when finished...


Cut a 4 X 12 piece of black cardstock for the card base, then adhere a 4 X 6 piece of black printed cardstock to the front...


Cut and adhere a 1 X 6 piece of striped cardstock and a 3 1/4 X 5 1/4 piece of the stenciled paper and adhere to card front...


I inked the sentiment stamp with the 3 ink colors and stamped on a leftover scrap of spritzed background paper...



I cut some gears out of the leftover stenciled paper, and adhered them and the sentiment to the left of the card...


THEN, it was time to add the GOOGLY EYES!


I added a chipboard embellishment to finish off the card...


Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today; I hope you will come back soon to see what the other talented members of the design team have to share with you!


Clear Scraps: GEARS STENCIL 

Other: Clear Snap: Spun Sugar Smooch Spritz, Colorbox Pigment Ink: Caliente, Lime and Iris and Blackbird Chalk Ink, ColorBox Stylus and Tips, The Stamps of Life: Spoooks2Scare Set #3, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Basic Grey: Printed Cardstock, Black and White Cardstock, Googly Eyes, 3D Foam Squares and Chipboard Embellie

Tools: Paper Trimmer, Scrap Paper and Blue Painters Tape 

Featured Designer Ramya Abhijit

Hi everyone ! It's Ramya here today and I'm back with another project using Clear Scrap Product Present Wood Accordion Shaker Album. This album consists of 3 wood pages, 1 wood back, 2 wood cutouts, 1 acrylic divider. They do have a variety of albums of different shapes, you can check out the items here.
How to:
  • I painted one of the wood cutouts with pink and the wood back with grey acrylic paint.
  • I placed the clear acrylic divider(remove the protective film) in between the two cutouts.
  • Then I added the sequins above the grey page and placed the cutouts on top.
  • I used pattern paper for the remaining wood pages and applied black distress oxide on the edges with the help of a sponge.
  • For filling the pages, I used burlap, foam flowers, tag die cuts,clear stamps and ribbons


Materials Used:
  • Present Wood Accordion Shaker Album
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Clear Stamps
  • Tag Die cuts
  • Burlap
  • Foam Flowers
  • Tag die cuts
  • Ribbons

Glow in the Dark Ghost Home Decor


Today I am excited to share this easy spooky home decor project!  Featuring Clear Scraps Medium Ghost Pallet and Clear Scraps Boo Mini Shaker, this project is quick and easy and super fun! 

Paint your Ghost with white acrylic paint. 

Once dry paint again with Glow in the Dark Paint.   Note... I painted several layers witht he glow in the dark paint  to get a good "glow."



While ghost is drying, work on your shaker.  Paint the "Os" on the shaker base white. 

Paint top "Os" and B in black. 

Assemble shaker filling with punched bats and "googly" eyes.  Don't forget to remove the film from both sides of the acrylic. Add shaker to your Ghost.


Add large "Googly"Eyes to your ghost.  Display during the day. Then once the lights go out you see this!  




I hope you are inspired to get creative with your supplies. 

Featured Designer Maya Yang

Hello crafty friends and happy October! It's Maya here on the blog today sharing a wood house home decor featuring the Wood House Shape and the Journey Chipboard Word Title. This past May we took a trip to Upstate New York and stayed at a cabin, and this is my favorite photo from the trip. I thought the house wood shape will be a perfect background for a family photo. And yes, I absolutely love how the project turned out!

Below are the process pictures of how I created this project and this is the house wood shape pack that contains 3 pieces.
First, I traced the house shape to two papers I chose for the front and the back, and cut them out.


Then I applied some tacky glue on the wood and used foam brush to blend it. (Remember to wash and clean the brush right after use!)


Next, I started to lay the photo, the journey chipboard, and the embellishments from the kit in different ways and figured out this way is my favorite.

For the journey chipboard, I decided to give it a coat of embossing powder with brown color. I tapped the chipboard on the Versamark ink pad, then applied embossing powder and heated with a heat gun.


Last, I glued everything to the wood piece. To finish it up, I used a piece of twine and glued it on the back side of the wood piece.
I hope you are inspired to create a home decor with your family photo using Clear Scraps house wood shape. Thank you for stopping by today! Blessings.

Additional Products Used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Simple Stories "Simple Vintage Great Escape Collection"
Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue