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Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Snowman--Winter Wonderland Card

Hey there everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!  Winter and the holidays are

coming soon, we can always celebrate and let people know we are thinking about them

with a great card!  Clear Scraps mini shakers are the perfect size to create super cute cards!

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Isn't this little snowman card adorable!  It's a lot easier than it looks too!  Start with the

Snowman Mini Shaker from Clear Scraps.  You can find a lot of great shapes to choose

from too if you check the store HERE.  To create this cute lil' guy, start with the top and

bottom layers.  You can cover them with paint, paper, ink, whatever you'd like.

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The bottom piece on the left, I traced on a pretty patterned paper, and then cut out

and glued down on the base.  The top piece, I painted with white acrylic paint on the

 body of the snowman, and black for the hat.  To give it a little fun sparkle, I used a little

stickles.  Then when dry, I started to put together all the layer pieces of the shaker.

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Before I added the acrylic piece I used some of the brand new Sprinkles

Winter Flake Mix in the Clear Scraps store, I added a few small pearl beads I had,

but there is a winter mix in the store with pearls already in it HERE.

The little red scarf was just a couple of long triangle shaped slivers of red cardstock,

and I cut little slits to make a fringe, then overlapped and glued them down.  A simple

couple of layers of cardstock and patterned paper on a white cardstock base, and a

bit of twine and enamel dots, and it's all done!  Super easy and a great card to send

to a friend or family member to let them know you're thinking about them!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Sprinkles Winter Flake MixSnowman Mini Shaker

Other:  Echo Park Celebrate Winter paper, stickers, enamel dots.

Acrylic paint--black, white, Stickles, red cardstock, white cardstock,

twine, foam tape, adhesive.

Joy Shaker Card by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today.  With slimline cards all the rage, I chose to use the Mini Shaker Joy  as the focal element.


The Mini  Joy Shaker consists of 3 chipboard pieces and one acrylic piece. 
Remember to remove the film off both sides of the acrylic piece before assembling.

In keeping with the season, I painted all the shaker pieces with gold paint then placed them aside to dry.

While waiting for the Mini Joy Shaker to dry, I created the card using Lawn Fawn dies.
I adhered assorted sized poinsettias to the left side of the card, then put it aside while I finished the shaker.
Assembling all the pieces to create the shaker, I placed  some Little Dude Sequins and some Lovely Sequins in the cavity.
Then I adhered the acrylic piece and the final chipboard piece on top to seal in the sequins.
Finally, I adhered the shaker to the card.
And the completed card looks amazing.


The shakers are fun to work with and I think they will look amazing on additional slimline cards which I plan to create in the future.

I hope you give these fun shakers a try.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Lawn Fawn Dies, Prima Poinsettias, 


Joy Chalkboard Jumbo Wood Tag

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here on the blog today to share a holiday project with you.

Have you started your Christmas crafting? Still need a few more festive items, or maybe a gift or two? Don't forget the neighbors and those "surprise" gifts you might need.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of great designs and products for all your holiday projects. 

This project combines several of Clear Scraps' products into one merry and bright bit of Holiday decor...


The chalkboard look is a trend that is still going strong; and here it serves as the background and really makes the colors pop!

Although this project calls for some hand painted elements - the pine boughs - believe me, you don't have to be an artist to get the look. The boughs are easy to create.

Here's how I made the project step by step.

I started by painting Clear Scraps' Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag with black chalkboard paint...


Next, I stenciled "JOY" at the lower right of the tag using the ABC Lower Case Letters Stencil Set. I used a sponge brush to "pounce" white paint through the stencil to create the look of chalk. Use blue painters tape to hold the stencils in position...


Snowflakes were added using the Nordic Snowflakes Stencil, white paint and the sponge brush. Use blue painters tape to secure the stencil as you move it around the tag. It's also helpful to tape of portions of the design you don't want, or the edges when the design you are using is close to the edge. Let each stenciled area dry before moving on to the next to avoid smearing the paint...


Touch up any mistakes with the black chalkboard paint...


Decide where you want your boughs to be and using white paint, add one branch to each side. Start with a small flat brush to paint the branches, then use a medium flat brush to add the pine needles. With the brush held sideways, I started at the tip - the part away from the branch and pulled down to the branch. I repeated until I felt each branch was full enough. The white paint helps the green paint that is added next show up brighter and some will show through to look like snow...


Next repeat the process of adding the pine needles using green paint. I darkened a bit of green paint with black to create a darker shade to go over the branches and to add a few darker needles into the boughs.


While the tag dried, I worked on the embellishments. I used both the X-Mas Bulbs and the Star Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments as well as the Tall Bulb Mini Shaker. Since I wanted the bright colors to really pop; I painted the chipboard pieces and the front piece of the shaker with white paint first. Then I painted the ornaments lime, green, pink and lavender and the shaker piece blue. I left the "strings" white and painted in caps in silver. I found it easier to paint the ornaments while they were still attached to the chipboard frame. Once they were dry, I cut them apart...


The chipboard pieces needed to be backed with something so the background would not show through the designs on them. So I traced them on silver metallic foil board, then cut them out, slightly inside the lines. I also cut a piece to fit the back piece of the shaker...


The designs on the ornaments are intricate, making it hard to use a liquid glue to adhere the foil board to them. So I used a dry adhesive on the back of the ornaments. This made it easy to adhere the foil board to the back of the ornaments without glue getting into the cut outs. Adhere all the foil board pieces to the backs of the ornaments and the the back of the shaker...


Assemble the shaker, placing Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix inside it...


Arrange the ornaments as you like on the tag, trimming any of the "strings" on the ornaments if needed, then glue them down...


A string was added using silver rick rack at the top of the mini shaker, and small bows made with silver cord were added to the tops of the other ornament strings. A big bow made with silver wired ribbon was tied to the top of the tag to finish it off...



Clear Scraps: Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag, ABC Lower Case Letters Stencil Set, Nordic Snowflakes StencilX-Mas Bulbs and Star Bulbs Chipboard EmbellishmentsTall Bulb Mini Shaker and Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix

Other: American Crafts: Black Chalkboard Paint, The Crafter's Workshop: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Spun Sugar, Kale Smoothie, Grape Jelly, Blue Jelly Bean, Licorice and Raspberry Sorbet, DecoArt: Americana Margarita Acrylic Paint and Plaid: Silver Anniversary Acrylic Paint, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board and Artists-Tac, Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue, Wired Silver Ribbon and Vintage Silver Rick Rack and Cord

Tools: Foam Brush, Small and Medium Flat Brush, Sponge Pouncing Brush, Blue Painters Tape, Pencil and Scissors

Merry and Bright Wall Hanging

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here with another home decor project for you! I love Christmas time! I enjoy decorating my home for the holidays. It's never too early to start making our Christmas projects or gifts to share with those we love.

For this project I'm using Clear Scraps medium wood pallet bulb Click here and Clear Scraps chipboard Star bulbs Click here


I also used Mintay "Merry and Bright " papers and chipboard stickers.

Step one: paint your wood pallet bulb base using metallic red paint.  Dont forget to pain the sides of your pallet shape too. Then apply gold metallic acrylic paint to the top of the bulb shape. Let dry. You may have to add 2 coats of paint as I did.

I then added some glue and gold glitter to the bottom tip of my ornament. Shake off excess glitter. Set aside to dry.


Next I cut out one of the journaling cards from the paper pack to use as my main focal point on my project. I diecut a Anna Griffin frame using one of the matching papers. Then glued my journaling card to the center of my diecut frame. Added foam dots to the back if my frame and adhered it to the center of my pallet. I glued a silver pompom to the top of Santa's hat. I adhered acouple quote stickers to the top and bottom of my Santa frame. I wrapped a piece of silver tinsel around the top of my ornament shape. Adhered it to the surface using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue.


Cut apart one of  your Clear Scraps chipboard ornament bulbs. You may save the other ornament bulb for another project. I added some glue to the chipboard ornament bulb and sprinkled some Finnibair glass glitter (Gold rush)  over the top. Shake off any excess glitter. Let dry.  On the very top of the chipboard bulb I added some gold metallic paint. Then I took a piece of green tinsel and glued on top of the string chipboard surface. I adhered the chipboard ornament bulb to the left side of my pallet. 


Next I fuzzy cut an ephermera ornament from my paper pack. Adhered one epoxy sticker on top of this ornament and glued it down on the right side of my pallet shape. I took some metallic green crystals and glued on each corner of my diecut frame to add alittle bling! I used some Stickles Star dust and Diamond glitters, to Santa's fur on his hat and on his beard.

I then took a few holly berries and sprigs and used hot glue to adhered to the top portion of my wood ornament. Added a pretty ribbon to the top of my pallet with hot glue.  Now it's finished and ready to hang on your wall!



I hope you've enjoyed my project today. Be sure to vist the Clear Scraps blog for more crafting inspiration. And don't forget to go to the Clear Scraps website and see all the new products available. Click here

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog! Can't wait to see all your crafty creations! See you soon!

Other Supplies used: Mintay Merry and Bright paper and sticker collection, Stickles glitters, Finnibair Glass glitter-gold rush, Queen &Co. Metallic green gems, Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Anna Griffin diecut frame.

Vintage Truck Shaker Christmas Decor


Tami here with you today. Thanksgiving leftovers have all been eaten (hopefully) and now it's time to think about the next holiday --- Christmas!

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, the scents of evergreen mixed with cinnamon and nutmeg. And if you are in a cooler climate than here in Texas; it also means SNOW!

We don't get that fluffy white stuff here in San Antonio too often, but that doesn't mean I can't create a little bit of it to add to my Christmas Decor.

I love Clear Scrap's Vintage Truck Mini Shaker, it is so reminiscent of Christmas' past. And little red trucks are everywhere nowadays, showing up in all types of holiday items.

I decided to combine several items from Clear Scraps to create my winter scene...

First, I painted a Deco Wood Shape with sky blue at the top and white along the bottom. I added white specks using a splatterbrush to add snow to the sky...


While that dried; I painted the Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments. I found it easier to paint them while they were still in their frame, so I had something to hold onto. Then cut them apart from it after they had dried. I painted the trees green, then used a flat brush to add "lines" of white to mimic snow on the bows. The trunks were painted brown...


Then on to the truck using the Vintage Truck Mini Shaker. I painted the back piece red, adding a blue window and black tires. The top piece was painted red with black for the wheels and a bit of silver for the grill. Once the pieces dried, they were assembled...


To add some trees to the background, I used Clear Scrap's Pine Trees Stencil and green and brown paint. I used a round sponge brush to "pounce" in the trees...


I adhered one chipboard tree to the left side of the background and the other to the bed of the truck, then I adhered the truck. After the pieces were secure, I used some white modeling paste and a palette knife to add snow around the truck tires and along the top of the truck...


A candy cane striped ribbon bow at the top of the background added the finishing touch...

Clear Scraps has lots of wonderful items for you to use in your holiday crafting whether it's making a wreath or stockings, ornaments or a garland or maybe your own winter scene. Be sure to look through their products to see what items you need to dress up your home for the holidays.


Clear Scraps: Deco Wood Shape, Pine Trees Stencil, Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments and Vintage Truck Mini Shaker

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Black Licorice, Candy Apple Red, Iridescent Silver, Spun Sugar, Kale Smoothie and Blue Jellybean and White Modeling Paste, Deco Art: Brown Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue and Vintage Candy Cane Striped Ribbon

Tools: Paintbrushes, Splatter Brush, Round Sponge Brush, Palette Knife and Scissors

Christmas Pallet Angel by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today creating with the Angel Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  At approximately 6" x 8", this piece will take center stage amongst your holiday decorations.


Using the angel pallet as a stencil, I drew around it on the Graphic 45 Christmas paper.  So as not to compete with the 12 Days of Christmas wording, I chose to use the plaid side.


I adhered the papers to the angel.  I ran a little short in the center of the angel, but since it was going to be covered by the 12 Days of Christmas, I was ok with that.


Using dies, I die cut a scalloped circle using Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.    I also used a circle to die cut the pattern paper for the angel face.  I love how the scalloped gold foil acts like a halo on the angel.


Using a large oval die, I die cut the 12 Days of Christmas from the center of the Graphic 45 pattern paper.  After lightly inking the edges, I matted it with a larger red oval die.


I then adhered the 12 Days of Christmas oval to the angel with foam adhesives for dimension.


What will you create with your Angel Pallet?

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Graphic 45 pattern paper; Spellbinders dies; Rinea Foiled Paper



Christmas Folio

Good morning all my crafty friends, this is Dora, and today we are going to make a simple Folio for Christmas. Here I am using the Snowflake stencil which you can find HERE. I wanted to make something that I could keep my Christmas memories, pictures, and little things I wanted to add to my journals later. I really hop you enjoy this step-by-step process. Let's get started. So, grab out your favorite Christmas papers and embellishments, along with your snowflake stencil. Here is a close up of the finished project where I used the stencil. 


The first thing I have done is taken some craft cardstock (8.5 x 11), about 80lb, and scored it at 3 1/2 and again at 8 (these are for inches). Once I have them scored, I fold and crease with a bone folder. 


Once that is done I choose the paper (cardstock) I would like to have for both the outside and the inside. I measure, cute, and glue them into place. You may also use double sided tape for this process as well. 

This next step is pretty easy. I just used my crop-a-dile and punched a hole on the outside fold. Inserted an eyelet and with the crop-a -dile again secured it in place.  Then, I took some yard of winter colors and strung it through the hole.


With the stencil (for the outside of the folio), I placed it in the areas I wanted the snowflakes to be at, took some white paint, and went over the stencil very gently. This is to ensure that only the areas I wanted were painted and to make sure it did not move around on me. You may also use washi tape to hold down the stencil if that is easier for you.

Now, I start collecting embellishments, stickers, and papers I want to use as pockets. Along with maybe some tags as well. 


Once I have everything cut, in place, and where I want it to be, I adhere them to the folio. As you can see below, I added a pocket on the bottom of each area. I also added dome die cuts, stickers, and a few tags in case I wanted to document something that happens. 


Thank you so very much for joining me this morning and I hope that you had as much fun as I did creating something simple and easy for the holiday season. I hope you have a very blessed day! Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! Until next time, think outside your box, and remember - if you don't like to color in the lines - make your own lines! Here are some close-ups of the project.




Believe Acrylic Home Décor

 Greetings!  Today I am excited to share another Quick and Easy Clear Acrylic sign I created with my Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic sheet.  Creating these signs is so easy and addicting!  I think you will a few more in  the future.  Maybe one for each season! 

To recreate this project you will need:

Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic sheets

Clear Scraps 5 x 9 Mountain Scene Layering Stencil

Clear Scraps Believe Chipboard Word Title


Cut your Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic sheet to the desired size.  Remove protective covering from acrylic. (note: I always leave protective covering on the back until I am finished with project to protect from stray paint!) 

Secure Clear Scraps 5 x 9 Mountain Scene Layering Stencil over Acrylic Sheet and Apply paint onto Stencil.  (Note: I used a cotton ball to apply paint )

Carefully, remove stencil and let paint dry.
Add white paint along base of acrylic.  Splatter white paint to imitate falling snow. 


Paint Clear Scraps Believe Chipboard Word Title with white paint and adhere to Acrylic sign. 

Note: you can see how messy my work space gets, which is why I always leave the protective covering on the back side of my acrylic until I am finished! 

I hope you are inspired to try to create your own Acrylic Home Decor! 






Christmas Bulb Shaker Card by Maya

Hello crafty friends and happy December! Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Maya here on the blog today sharing this Christmas bulb shaker card (6.5 x 5 inches) featuring the Mini Shaker Bulb. Let's check the process pictures!


▼ The shaker bulb package comes with 5 layers, including 1 chip back, 3 chip forms and 1 acrylic divider. I decided to emboss the top layer for a shine. After tapping the bulb on the Versamark ink pad, I applied a coat of embossing powder (emerald color) and heated it with a heat gun.


▼ Here I traced the bulb to a paper with title, cut it and glued the paper to the chip back. 


▼ Then I glued the other layers to build up the depth for the sequins. After I'm satisfied with the amount of sequins I put in, I glued the acrylic divider to cover the bulb. Last, I glued the embossed layer on the top to finish the shaker!


▼ For the background decoration, I cut 2 patterned papers from the collection and adhered them to a white card. I also used some stickers and chipboard accents for extra touches.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all shakers by clicking HERE. I hope you are inspired to create a shaker card of your own. Have a wonderful holiday season! Blessings.

Additional products used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera, Stickers: Echo Park A Cozy Christmas Collection
Stamp Pad: Versamark Watermark Ink Pad 
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Card Stock: Recollections White Blank Cards

Winter Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello friends! It's Jennifer on the blog on the first day of December!  Winter is almost here in Central Illinois and today I'm sharing a home decor project with a snowy theme!  I  used the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape as the foundation today's post and will show the techniques I  used. 

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I  began by applying two generous coats of chalk paint in patina.  The birch wood of the pallet accepts the paint readily so that is why I  did a second coat  Chalk paint dries quickly so you don't have to wait long between each application. 


Next, using the 6 Inch Nordic Snowflakes Mascil and StazOn ink in Opaque, I  lightly dabbed my ink on the surface of my pallet.  A non pigment ink is recommended on Clear Scraps products as it will not run or smudge. 


Here is a close up of the ink on top of the chalk paint! I  really love the contrast as well as the softness of the white! 


To accent, I  added the Snowman Mini Shaker Shape as the focal point!  Again using chalk paint, I  painted the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside chipboard frames.  


While my pieces were drying, I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the chipboard base of the Snowman Shaker. I  trimmed my excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and sanding tool. 


Next, I  adhered my two middle chipboard frames with Beacon 3-in-1.  Use care to not get adhesive inside of your shaker to prevent your fillers from sticking to the sides. 


I  then filled each section with snow glitter flakes and Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix.


I  added pink and white bakers twine around the neck of the Snowman to simulate a scarf.  I  then adhered my shaker to the pallet using my Beacon Adhesive.


Here is a close up of my shaker filler! The blues in the Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix really make the shaker pop! 


I  then adhered die cuts and stickers from the collection I  used as well as created a title with my Silhouette.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out whats new with Clear Scraps  by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; snow glitter: Stampendous; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ink: Tsukineko; cut file machine, cut file: Silhouette.