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February 2021

Hearts Wood Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today working with the Hearts Wood Card as well as the Love chipboard Word Title to create a gift for someone special.


The card is approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".  2 wood pieces are included and 2  holes are drilled along the left side so you can turn the card into a mini album, if desired.  Ink the panels with red ink.


Cut pattern paper to fit the back panel.  Ink with brown ink and adhere to the back panel.


Using brown ink and a large background stamp, stamp off on scrap paper first then stamp onto the top panel.  This created a slightly distressed effect.


Ink around the edges of the wood panels with brown ink.  Also ink around the hearts with brown ink.


Ink the Love chipboard word with red ink and spritz with spray ink.  Once dry, ink around the edges with brown ink, then adhere to the front cover.


Use ribbon to hold the card together.  


Consider cutting pages to fit and filling with love notes or poems before adding the ribbon.

Check out the variety of wood cards available in the store.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Imagine Ink; Rinea stamp; Lindy's Spray Inks; Ribbon

Love Mini Shaker Valentine Triptych


Tami with you on the blog today with a new project to share with you. Valentine's Day is coming up in just over a week; so now is the perfect time to make something special for someone special or just to add to your Valentine's Day decor.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of fun shaker designs and I enjoy trying to find ways to incorporate them in my crafting. I thought it would be nice to create a Love themed triptych using the Love Mini Shaker and the Chipboard Tag Album. I also like all things vintage and Vintage Valentines are some of my favorite ephemera to collect. I had a paper collection that included vintage valentines in the designs, so I pulled that out to use along with some glitter, glitter gel pens, flowers, ribbons and vintage trims to use on the project.

Here is what it looked like when it was all finished...

I really like Clear Scrap's Chipboard Tag Album as you can use the pieces separately to make individual tags or make something by connecting them like this triptych.

I started with the Love Shaker. I painted the top layer with a base of white pearl pigment ink, then when that dried, I added a layer of Smooch Glitz and sprinkled with a vintage-white glitter while it was still wet...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_bling_tsWhile the shaker dried, I applied a printed paper over the letters on the shaker back piece and a piece of silver foil board to the heart, then glued the other layers of the shaker on top of the back piece...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_back_tsTo make the triptych, I used pieces of vintage twill tape to connect the tags. The tags were spaced about 1/2" apart to allow the pieces to fold...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_join_tsThe fronts sides of the tags were covered with printed papers...


The Love Shaker was adhered to the center tag, then stickers (I outlined them with the Glitter Gel Pen), flowers and trims were added to embellish the triptych...


I hope you enjoyed this project and that you will come back soon to see what fabulous projects the other designers have to share with you!


Clear Scraps: Love Mini Shaker, Chipboard Tag Album and Sprinkles Heart Confetti Shaker Filler


Clear Snap: Adaline Opaline Pigment Ink, Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter and Frost Smooch Glitz, Reminisce Printed Papers and Stickers, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board, Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry, King Art Silver Glitter Gel Pen, Bo Bunny Rhinestones and Pearls, Paper Flowers, Ribbons and Vintage Twill Tape, Silver Cord and Rick Rack

Valentine Love Desktop Frame

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm back today with a decorative wood desktop frame project, just in time for Valentine's day! Clear Scraps has several different wood frames to chose from. Click Here

For today's project I chose Clear Scraps  Love wood frame to use for Valentine's day. I also used Crate paper "Main squeeze" collection. 


First I took some red acrylic paint and a sponge brush, and painted the Love letters, front, back and around the sides. Let dry. I didn't paint the heart shapes or the two stands, because we will be covering those with papers. But you may paint yours if you like. 


Next I chose two coordinating papers, traced and cut out both shapes. Don't forget to mark where  the slots are on each wood base.  Glue your papers to each base using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Trim and distress all your edges. Use an exacto knife to cut a slit where the slots are. Make sure the top part of your frame fits securely into each slot before you glue both base pieces together. It should look like this.


Now take another coordinating paper and trace around your heart shape and cut out. Take your exacto knife and cut out the middle piece of the heart. Distress around the edges and trim as you did before. Then glue a photo or journaling card on the back of your heart with craft glue. Trim off any excess paper. Then glue your heart wood piece onto your frame.



Snap the top of your Love frame together. Then decorate with any embellishments you like. I used some Prima flowers, stickers and chipboard stickers to decorate my frame. I tucked a few hearts and pearls in between my flower petals. I added a mini heart charm and tied around the L letter with a piece of pink twine. Then I glued a few heart gems onto my vintage card image. 






I hope you enjoyed this project idea and I have inspired you to make one for yourself or a friend. These frames are easy to take apart and mail to surprise someone special.   Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog today. Can't wait to see your projects! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Till next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Prima flowers, acrylic paint, pearls, heart charm, twine. 

Quick and Easy Gift Bag using Mini LOVE SHaker



Today I am super excited to share this quick and easy Valentine's Day gift bag I created using my Mini Love Shaker from Clear Scraps. This time of year I seem to always be running to the store for gift bags. So, this year I decided to create my own! This project is so quick and easy. You just need enough time for your paint to dry! 

Start by painting your Mini Love Shaker from Clear Scraps base and top layer. I suggest starting with white an letting it dry before adding the red 

I chose to paint my heart red, but if this is a gift bag for a specific cause you could paint the heart to match - such as pink for breast cancer!

Once your paint is dry, begin assembling your shaker.  Add glitter and fillers! Then adhere your acrylic piece (DON'T Forget to recover the protective covering from both sides! )  

Add your top layer then adhere your shaker to two paper doilies as shown and attach to your bag! Just thinking here, this would also make a great gift box topper!  I hope you are inspired to get creative! 

Valentine Wide Scallop Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  February is here and that means Valentines Day is around the corner. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, its always fun to create love themed projects!  Today, I'm sharing a mini album I made using the

3x8 Wide Scallop Chipboard Album.  Clear Scraps mini albums are one of my favorite to use and I especially adore the smaller versions!  


I began by painting both sides of each page with white acrylic paint. I wasn't too concerned about full coverage as I wanted a small amount of chipboard to show through the paint for a distressed look. I also used the same color of paint for the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I adhered patterned paper to the base piece with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive followed by affixing the top frame.  I then added die cuts, enamel dots, and a cute heart pin to accent.  


Each page is a different size cascading into a larger one so elements each can  peak through as you look through your book.  For this particular album, I will usually use wallet size photos as they fit best.  However, I opted to leave my album blank for now so I can add pictures later. 


You can also have pages that are strictly for journaling or holding embellishments depending on how many photos you want to use. 


I tend to layer many of my elements including underneath my photos.  For a future 2x3 picture, I adhered two different additional 2x3 pieces at an angle. 


I really just loved the background paper on this page so I wanted most of it to be seen.  I adhered two die cut envelopes as well as added a chipboard "be mine".  Adding enamel dots or sequins is a nice way to add dimension to your page.  


Again, I added many layers not only with my papers but also with embellishments. Using pop dots to lift an element is also a favorite technique of mine. 


Utilizing your punches is also another great way to work in additional contrasting colors.  My next two pages do just that with the pennant and circle punches. 



Sometimes allowing your pattern to be the focus of your page is fun followed by adding in smaller embellishments. 



The last page is a rectangular shape without any scallops at the end.  It's the largest page and will fit bigger photos as well as embellishments.  I used a couple different patterns at the bottom of my page and added a chipboard border to break up the lines between the two. 


Thank you for reading today!  Check out the large variety of mini albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, sticker, washi tape, chipboard:  Simple Stories; paint: Deco Art; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; decorative pin: Maya Road; metal clip, stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs; ribbon: SnugHug; punches: EK Success, Paper Shapers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings

1 Feathers Stencil 3 Cards by Maya

Happy February crafting friends! It's Maya on the blog today to share 3 clean and simple cards I made using the 5 x 9 Feathers Layering Stencil. The layering stencils are great for all kinds of projects to add creative designs. And I am going to show you how I used the stencil with the ink blending technique on these cards. Let's check it out!


The feathers layering stencil has two part designs with outer and inner layers.


1st Card


▼ For my first card, I decided to overlap the outer layer by blending 3 colors of Distress Oxide Ink.


▼ Next, I used a word stamp with black archival ink to finish the card.


2nd Card


▼ I decided to blend both outer and inner layers on this card with 4 different colors. I blended ink on the outer layer first.


▼ Then I overlapped the inner layer and blended the same color again. And I repeated the same process on the other 3 feathers. Last, I stamped words with "Live, Laugh, Love" by using black archival ink.


3rd Card


I used 2 feathers as masks that I traced from the stencil and cut down. Then I blended 4 colors of inks around the feathers.


▼ After I done the blending, I moved the masks and traced both outer and inner layers using a uni pin fine line drawing pen. 


▼ I also added extra touches by using the yellow stickles. 


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you are inspired to create cards using the stencils. Have a wonderful February!

Additional products used:
Cardstock Paper: Recollections
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (colors: festive berries, scattered straw, twisted citron, tumbled glass), Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Pen: Uni Pin Fine Line Drawing Pen
Glitter Glue: Ranger Stickles (Yellow)