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Sunflower Circle Printer Tray Frame

Sunny greetings to you, Clear Scraps friends!  Maureen (Mo) here with a cheery craft today.  I am such a big fan of sunflowers - besides being my favorite color, they have such a big, bright blossom and bloom any time of year.  I've planted them for several summers now, and love that they bloom right as Summer turns into Fall.  I thought I'd share a project to celebrate this time of year with all of you!


I've started with the Circle Printer Tray Frame because the round face reminds me of a big sunflower.  I thought it would be a great idea to get the pictures of last year's crop off my phone and preserve them in a frame.  Last year was certainly a year to create our own sunshine, that's for sure - and these were spectacular! 


I took the top layer of the frame and traced a black card stock circle, then painted the trim black.  I decided to remove a layer in the final assembly because my ending version was going to hang on a wall, and I didn't need the extra weight. 


Next, I cut several petals on my electronic cutting machine in a gold card stock - about 40 in all.  Any die cut in a similar oval shape would work well.  I dusted the edges of these petals with a black ink and sponge.  Then, I took the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil and sponged more ink in the middle of each petal.  I only sponged a section in the middle - no need to fill the whole space.


Time for assembly - I glued a layer of petals on the base of the Circle Printer Tray chipboard base, leaving space in between each petal.



The next layer overlapped the first, but with these petals, I pinched the middles first to make the flower more 3D.  Once these are dry, take the black card stock circle, and glue it to the middle of the flower.  If you want, this is also a good time to glue in your ribbon hanger as a sandwich in between the chipboard and the card stock.


It was time to add the pictures - after laying them out in the spots I liked, I drew a faint line on the photos using the trim of the tray as a guide.  Then I cut the excess pieces off.  I adhered these using an adhesive tape to the back of the trim, getting it ready to place down on the black card stock base of the flower.


This next chipboard layer of the frame set the pictures over the black circle.  With the remaining open areas, I started to lay out the sayings that I cut from my electronic cutting machine.  A clear glue adhesive worked well to stick them to the black card stock.  Then I prepped the frame for the next layer.


Here's another close up of the die cut phrase - it reminds me of chalkboard handwriting!


The final steps in layering the tray were to adhere the clear acrylic cover with a clear glue, then slip a wired checkered ribbon in between the acrylic and the top black chipboard frame piece.  Once dry, I formed a bow with the loops of the ribbon.


I decided to hang this frame in my front foyer, along with all of my other "budding" collections of sunflowers.  I'm really excited about how easily this came together.  A great weekend project to instantly add color to your home! 


Would you try something like this in your home?  I hope you enjoyed this project - make sure you check out the other Printer Tray Frames available on the Clear Scraps site too!  Thanks for stopping by!

Other supplies:  black paint, clear Tombow glue, black and white checkered ribbon, black ink, gold/black/white cardstock, cutting machine or oval die cuts, photos, twine (for hanging).


Welcome Baby!

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today and share a baby card idea I hope will inspire you! I love making handmade cards and I think baby cards are so fun to create. 

For my card I chose Clear Scraps Girl Cloud chipboard embellishment. Click Here 

The papers I chose are from Prima Marketing Heaven scent collections one and two.


We will be decorating our chipboard embellishments first. Cut apart your chipboard elements and save the outer frame for a future project. Take some white acrylic paint and a pain brush and paint your cloud white. You may need to add two coats of white paint. Let dry. Then take a sponge dabber and apply blue chalk ink along the edge of your cloud and the inside surface, leaving some white paint showing through to resemble a real cloud. Then cover your two star chipboard shapes using Finnibair sparks paint-Dragon Fly.  After your stars dry, apply some Luna paste -Golden Sand over the top of each star. This gives your stars some sparkle! I painted the girl letters in light pink and the pieces of chipboard hanging off the cloud, I covered with chalk ink Old Rose. 


Now we are ready to create our card! I started with a 8x8 card base. I love creating larger size cards so you have more room to add embellishments! I cut my base paper to 8x8 and adhered to my card. Then I chose another coordinating paper for my next layer. I cut this paper slightly smaller and adhered on top of the first layer, using foam tape. I love adding layers and dimension to my cards. Next I cut out a welcome baby journaling card and adhered towards the top of my card.


I fussy cut out a few images from the leftover papers to use to decorate my card. After I was happy with the placement of my card elements and chipboards,  I adhered to my card. I added foam dots to the back of my fussy cut images and chipboard cloud piece, before adhering to my card. The stars I adhered onto my card using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. To finish my card, I applied some Stickles glitter to the baby's bow and ribbon. Adhered some Prima crystals in scattered areas on my card. I added a puffy sticker sentiment towards the top right and a vellum empherma tiny bird to the bottom right corner of my card. I also adhered a tiny Prima flower to the top of my parachute!


Here's acouple closeups of my card



I hope you have enjoyed this project today. Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your crafty creations with us on our Clear Scraps Creative Facebook page. Don't forget to check out what's new on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Till next time we meet, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Finnibair Sparks Paint Dragon Fly, Luna paste Golden Sand, Stickles glitter Stardust, foam dots and tape, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Prima Marketing Heaven scent paper collection, 

Aloha Hibiscus 8x8 Layout

Aloha, Clear Scraps Friends!  It's Maureen (Mo) with you today, sharing a little bit of the islands with you.  Hawaii has to be the most beautiful place to take pictures, and even more fun if you scrapbook!  I have an 8" by 8" scrapbook layout for you today that is clean and simple.  Knowing this photo of my husband and I had a lot of color and dynamics, I wanted my layout to bring out the beauty of the picture with a simple color scheme. 


I'm working with the Hibiscus Border Stencil on this layout...this flower is such an iconic part of Hawaii, it needed to be a part of my page.  I also have hibiscus plants in my backyard, so you might call me a bit of a fan! 


I took a really simple approach by tracing the hibiscus on to an ombre-colored piece of card stock, cut to a 7" by 7" piece.  I'm using a thin, black gel pen for this.


Next, I took an 8" by 8" piece of black card stock, and once again traced flowers with the Hibiscus Border Stencil.  This time, I've taped it off the edge of the page, just slightly.  This will give it a layered look later.  I'm using a white gel pen for this piece.


To assemble the page, I've taken the ombre-colored page and set it off slightly to the right, then secured with adhesive tape.  The photo is matted on black card stock, and attached to the upper corner of the ombre paper.


My flowers needed a really subtle focal point, so I'm also using the Wedding Sequins from Clear Scraps, which are a perfect black and white color combo.  I like the matte colors of these, and took a tweezers with some clear glue to secure them to the middle of the hibiscus flowers.


For my title, I searched my Cricut library and found a sketched pen-drawn title with "aloha" in the phrase.  I think the pen drawings give this an older, more natural feel to the page.  I used the same ombre paper again for the title.  After cutting this out, I attached it to the bottom of my page with foam tape for a 3D effect.


What other types of sketch-style projects could you create with the Clear Scraps stencils?  I think the possibilities are endless!  A big "Mahalo" for joining me today - until next time!

Mo (Maureen)

Other supplies:  Watercolor paper, black card stock, foam tape, Tombow clear glue, black and white gel pens, Cricut library (Aloha keyword)


Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort Road Trip

Hey, everybody! Leslie here, sharing a project documenting a road trip to Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort with a group of friends back in July 2010. I used the Scallop Circle Printer Tray Frame which I painted with green chalk paint. Hubby and I rode the Tail of the Dragon twice on two different motorcycles. We rode the Harley on our road trip with our friends, and my best friend from high school and college trailered our Honda VTX so we could ride it on the Tail also. What fun we had! This printer tray frame is the perfect product to document our amazing trip!


I painted the top layer of the Scallop Circle Printer Tray with green chalk paint. The nice thing about chalk paint is that it dries fairly quickly. I stamped texture all over the layer in brown ink, let it dry and then applied another coat of the Spanish Moss. When it dried there was just a tad bit of the texture stamping showing through which I thought looked cool. I cut some striped patterned paper for the center area of the frame and printed a little summary of our trip on white cardstock, and adhered them to the back. 


I printed the six photos I wanted to use, trimmed them and adhered them to the back so they'd show through the apertures. Working from the bottom up, I glued the second and third layers together and glued them to the back. I removed the protective film from the back side of the acrylic piece and glued it down. I removed the protective film from the front side of the acrylic piece and glued the painted top layer down. 

I added punched elements, stamping, bling, die cuts and my St. Christopher pendant (the one I wore on all of our rides over the years) to the outside of the frame for interest. 

Clear Scraps products used:
Scallop Circle Printer Tray

Other products used:
White, brown and green cardstock; patterned paper, clear stamps, cling foam stamps, green chalk paint, brown ink, dies, punches, craft glue, distress collage medium, glitter alpha stickers, clear stamp block, gemstones

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Golden Paradise Beachy Acrylic Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog to share a Summer Beachy Acrylic Album project. I'm using Clear Scraps Acrylic Wave Slimline album. Click Here

I love the Slimline design and wavey edge that gives this album a unique style! We'll also be using Clear Scraps Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments Click Here

To begin our project, cut apart your chipboard embellishment shapes. Save the outside frame from your chipboard. We'll be using it later. Sand off any rough edges. I took some beige cream colored acrylic paint and applied to my sanddollar chipboard shape. Let dry. Then I applied some Ultra Sparkle paste( Golden Sand) over the top. Set aside to dry. Take your starfish chipboard shape and cover with some Gold Crackle paste. Set aside and let dry.


Now we'll start working on our acrylic album. I recommend peeling off each page as you go along. That way you won't accidentally scratch your acrylic. To adhere your papers to your album, I recommend using a clear adhesive or vellum tape. Remember to only apply adhesive where it won't show through to the other side. 

The papers I chose to use for this album are Prima Marketing Golden Coast collection, along with puffy stickers, ephermera and crystal gems. Cut all your papers to measure 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, leaving a edge of the acrylic visible on all 3 sides. Be sure to punch holes before adhering your papers onto your acrylic page.

Page 1: I took a 3x4 journaling card and scored 1/2 inch on the left and adhered to the top left side of my page. I made a pocket at the bottom of my page. Added an ephermera heart and tucked a small journaling card inside of my pocket. 

Page 2: I added a cream photo mat measuring 4 x 3 3/4, and a puffy shell sticker and some gems.


Page 3: I made another pocket page, with a punched border at the top. Add one of the sentiments from the ephermera pack and crystals. 

Page 4: I made a flip page measuring 3 & 1/2 x 8 inches, score 1/2 inch on the right side and adhere to your page. You could add a photo inside. Took a journaling card, added foam tape to the back and adhered centered on my flip page. Glued a Prima flower on top. I stapled a sentiment at the top. 


Page 5: I took the frame from our chipboard and covered it with some silver Washi tape. I added a photo to the back of my frame. Then adhered onto my page. Added another sentiment and puffy sticker heart at the top. Glued a Prima flower on the lower left corner of my frame. Pop dot an ephermera piece at the bottom of my page. 

Page 6: After adhering my paper, i added another punched border on the right side. I took some of the 3x4 journaling cards and waterfall them on my page. Took the anchor ephermera piece, added a foam dot and adhered to the bottom of the page. Then add a Prima crystal.


Page 7: I cut a piece of paper 4 & 1/4 x 4 & 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right, punched a hole at the bottom before adhering to the page. Added a puffy seahorse stickers and some gems. A bit of glitter to my shell. Add a sentiment at the top. 

Page 8: Made another pocket with a border and tucked a few ephermera cards inside the pocket. Pop dot an ephermera piece on top of my pocket. Prima crystals at the top of my page to finish.


Now to decorate the cover of our album, take another journaling card, add some foam tape to the back and adhere in the center. I took my Starfish chipboard piece and cut it in half. Tuck one piece behind your journaling card on the upper right corner and the remaining piece on the bottom left corner. I took the chipboard sand dollar, added some foam dots to the back and adhered over the bottom right corner of my journaling card. I tucked a shell ephermera piece behind my sanddollar with foam dots. The gold seahorse I glued over part of my shell. At the top I glued some Prima flowers, and palm leaves. Fussy cut acouple shells from my leftover paper. I tucked them in between the flowers along with a puffy and ephermera heart. I glued acouple pearls onto my flower petals. I brushed my flower petals with a bit of Luna paste Golden Sand. Added a few crystals. To finish my album, I added 3 metals rings, tied some pink, white and coral blue tulle onto my metal rings, and added a shell charm!


Here are a couple closeups:



I hope you have enjoyed my project and I have inspired you to make one for yourself. I think it's the perfect way to showcase all our summer vacation photos!  Thank you for stoppung by the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here to see all the new styles of Slimline albums available to purchase. Until next time Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Prima Golden Coast collection,  Stickles glitter Diamond, foam tape and dots, Finnibair Hold crackle paste, Luna paste Golden Sand, border punch, 

Texas Boot Shaker Tag


Texan Tami here on the blog with you today! 

I have been wanting to design a project using Clear Scraps Mini Boot Shaker.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of great shaker designs, but being from Texas, the boot held a special appeal.

I collect lots of vintage "junque" and have a box dedicated to Texas stuff. So I pulled it out and started playing.

I decided to make a tag thinking I might use it as a cover to a mini album later on.


I started with one of Clear Scraps chipboard tags from the Chipboard Tag Album. You get 4 tags in the pack, so you can use them all together for a mini album or create separate projects with them.

I was trying to figure out what to use for the base of the tag - what to cover or alter the chipboard with. I had some felt that was embossed to look like leather. I thought about using that, but decided to emboss the chipboard instead!

I found a plate that resembled designs found on leather and ran the tag and plate through my machine. You may have to play with how to "stack" your pieces to get them to run through your machine...

I inked the chipboard with a base color, then added accents of a lighter color. Make sure to press hard to get the ink down into the nooks and crannies and cover the entire surface...

To make the embossing stand out, I lightly ran over the tag with a dark brown ink to hit the raised embossed areas. I also distressed the edges and inked the top boot frame with the same ink...

Here's a closeup pic of the embossed and inked tag...


For the background for the boot. I decided to use a piece of a vintage Texas map that I had. I positioned the boot frame over the map so I could position San Antonio in the foot. I traced around the outside of the boot with a pencil. I cut it out slightly inside the line, then adhered it onto the back piece...

I assembled the shaker. I thought about putting sequins or something inside it, but decided I liked the look of just the map background...


Next, I wanted to incorporate the Chicken Wire Chipboard Embellishment, 'cause it's TEXAS ya'll! 

I inked it with a few different inks to mimic rust, then added accents with a silver metallic rub...

I had some Texas themed stamps, so decided to add a quote and make a mini tag to hang from the top. I stamped them in brown ink on some light kraft colored cardstock. Then cut them out and distressed the edges...

Then it was time to layer it all up and adhere the pieces to the tag. I also gathered a few other bits to finish embellishing the tag with...

I used 3D Dots stacked up to adhere the Lone Star bottle cap like a concho to the boot. I cut strips from a bandana to tie the tag with. I tied bows from bleached jute and denim threads to add to the center of the bandana knot. I tied a cowboy hat charm to the end of a safety pin, then used the pin to add the mini tag.

Thanks for visiting today; I hope you enjoyed the project and can incorporate some of the ideas into your own projects!


Clear Scraps:

Mini Boot Shaker

Chipboard Tag Album

Chicken Wire Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Ranger: Oxide Inks, Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Paper Wings Productions: Stamps, Embossing Plate, Vintage Texas Map, Lone Star Bottlecap, Jute, Bandana, Denim Threads, Cowboy Charm, Light Kraft Cardstock

Tools: Pencil, Scissors and Embossing Machine


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Summer Days LO

Hey everyone!  It's Laura here with you today to share a summer fun LO!

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Scrapping family vacay pictures is one of my favorite things to do!  How about you?

It's fun to add "special little touches" to a LO to really give it an extra "WOW" factor, and

Clear Scraps Mini Shakers really do that!  For this LO I used the Flip Flops Mini Shaker.

The frame of the flip flops was painted using blue and aqua acrylic paints.  To get the

straps painted, I go in with a fine tip brush to give it a super clean line.  I added a little

enamel dot to dress up the flip flops.  You could also use some bling, or a little flower.

So fun to play with different ideas!  The solid back of the flip flops was traced onto

coordinating patterned paper, then cut out and glued on.  Then I glued all the layers

together.  Remember that the acrylic piece has 2 layers of protective plastic so it stays

nice and scratch free!  Remove both when you glue it in place! 

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Remember to add whatever pretty sequins or bling you'd like to the inside of your shaker!

That's what gives a pretty sparkle and shine to your project!  Love these flip flops!

To create the title for this page, I added a fun element using Clear Scraps chipboard.

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The ampersand is from the @ # chipboard embellishment set and I just went in and

layered the other letters on and around it.  It's a fun touch to get creative with your titles

instead of the same old thing.  I used aqua acrylic paint on this, but you can stamp, or use

spray ink, or layer different paints, brush with ink, a lot of options with these pieces, and a

lot of options in the store!  You can find all the chipboard HERE, and word titles HERE.

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


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Flip Flops Mini Shaker, @# chipboard embellishments.

Other:  Echo Park: Dive into Summer paper & stickers, aqua acrylic paint,

thickers and mini alpha, sequins, enamel dots, foam tape.

Baby Onesie Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya on the blog today to share a baby shaker card featuring the mini shaker onesie and heart sprinkles.


▼ The onesie shaker pack includes 1 chipboard back, 3 chipboard forms, and 1 acrylic divider.


▼ The first thing I did was assemble the shaker. I started by laying a chipboard form on a patterned paper, tracing the shape using a pencil, and cutting it out using scissors.


▼ Next, I adhered the cutout piece to the chipboard back with craft glue.


▼ Then, I adhered two chipboard forms to the base shape, placed the heart sprinkles, removed the protective films on both sides of the acrylic divider, and glued it to the top of the chipboard form.


▼ For the last layer of the chipboard form, I gave it a coat of white embossing powder and glued it to the top.


▼ Once the shaker is assembled, it's time to make the card! I started with a 6.5 x 5 white card base. I layered two patterned papers for the background. Using a border punch for one patterned paper helps to enrich the background. After I glued the shaker to the card, I also added some stickers for decoration to finish the card.   


Close Ups

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you are inspired to create cards using Clear Scraps shakers. Happy crafting!

Additional products used:
- Papers, Stickers, Ephemera: Echo Park Paper Little Dreamer Girl Collection
- Card Stock: Recollections White Blank Cards
- Adhesive: Craft Glue & Double Sided Tape
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink

Clear Scraps Wood Shapes--Be Colorful

Hi all!  Laura here with you today to share some inspirational home decor!

I've used the Clear Scraps Wood Shapes to create this bright and colorful project.

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This project looks complicated, but it's super simple!  You start with the Clear Scraps

Deco and Rectangle Wood Shapes.  These awesome pieces are really versatile to

have around to create all sorts of projects, and best yet, they come in THREE packs!!

So great for making multiples for gifts, or just having a lot of options to create!

Here I traced the deco on one piece of patterned paper, and I measured and cut the

rectangle out of another piece of paper that had a good base background (more solid)

color.  Then I glued them down, and inked the edges with some black distress ink.

I like the way layering the 2 wood pieces gives more dimension to the project.  I could

have just done a layer of paper too, but it really give it a little extra something, and hey,

it's the absolute PERFECT fit to layer these two pieces together! 

To create the sky look for the hot air balloon, I wanted to add some fluffy little clouds.

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Cue the perfect stencil that makes clouds super easy!  The Clear Scraps 6" Cloud

stencil of course!  I just used a foam brush and some white acrylic paint.  I like that

the stencil has so many different clouds you can choose which fits your project best.

I then just outlines the clouds using a fine tip black marker to make them pop.

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The hot air balloon is one of the many chipboard shapes available from

Clear Scraps.  It's painted it with acrylic paints, then inked it up a bit and added

 a couple of stickers.  A few other stickers finished this project off.  Perfect inspiration

piece for a friend or for your own craft room or home office!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Shapes--Deco and Rectangle, 6" Cloud Stencil,

Air Balloon Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Vicki Boutin Color Study papers and stickers, white, lime green,

blue and brown acrylic paint, Black Soot Distress Ink, fine tip sharpie marker.

Surfs Up Acrylic Phone Stand

Hi there, Clear Scraps friends - my name is Maureen (Mo)!  I'm so excited to be crafting with you on the Clear Scraps blog this season!  For my very first project, I thought I'd "dive" right in with a phone stand that's perfect by the poolside on summer days.


I saw the Vintage Acrylic Phone Stand and thought it looked like a surfboard shape - and decided to go with the "flow".  After removing the protective plastic film from both sides, I began to paint an ocean wave on the bottom of the stand.  I've used 2 different colors of water-based blue acrylic paint, as well as a blue sparkle and a white.


The wave is easy to paint - starting with the lighter blue, I formed the letter "C" then arched it around to the edge.  I came across the base, making squiggly lines underneath.  Then, I came back over it a couple times with the brush to give it different shades.


Next comes the darker blue - I just made the same arching motion in certain spots over the lighter blue.  This gives the wave dimension.  The cool part of this project is if you don't love what you've painted, the acrylic just wipes off with a baby wipe or soap and water so you can start again!


I came back over the wave and dropped white dots in certain areas with the end of my paintbrush.  This is made to look like foam from the surf.  Once this was set, my final touch is to add squiggles of blue glitter in select spots on the wave.  Repeat the process for the base of the stand, and let dry.


Using a sparkly turquoise vinyl, I cut the letters "surfs up" on my electronic cutting machine.  Laying it down on the acrylic is easiest with transfer tape - rub the letters on that first, then the surface of the stand.


My goal was to take this phone stand out to the pool with me, so I wanted it to be a bit water-resistant.  And, a surf theme isn't complete without hibiscus!  Oh my stars...I am in LOVE with the Hibiscus Border Stencil!  It makes a beautiful image when sponging with distress inks.


Sticker paper was a good choice for the pool area.  Sponge the flowers through the stencil on to the sticker paper, let the ink dry on the paper thoroughly, then fussy-cut the flowers out.  These are then applied to the top of the phone stand!


Now, if you want to make sure the designs last, you can spray the phone stand down with a finishing sealer.  If you do, tape off the slit at the bottom of the stand so it's not sticky each time you insert the base piece.


I think this project came together "swimmingly!"  Perhaps I'll take it out to the pool for a test run now.  I highly recommend you "surf" the Clear Scraps website to see all the phone and tablet stands available to decorate.  Thanks for getting Mo' crafty with me, friends!

Mo (Maureen)

Other supplies used:  light blue, white, blue sparkle and dark blue acrylic water-based paint, Cricut Joy shimmer teal vinyl, adhesive sticker paper, Ranger Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Squeezed Lemonade).

Teacher Quote Apple Shaker


Tami here with you on the blog today.

It's hard to believe but Summer is almost over! And that means it almost time for the kiddos to head back to school!

Whether it's in person or remote, teacher's all over are gearing up and getting ready to for their new classes.

Teacher's have a very important job and Covid is making their already challenging occupation even more so.

How about crafting a little something to send to your child's new teacher to let them know you appreciate them.

This project is very easy and your kids can even help with it. In fact, it will be much better if they DO help!

I used Clear Scrap's Mini Apple Shaker to hold a simple quote: "Teaching is (heart) work...


I used a piece of writing paper to pencil the quote on. It would be an even more special gift if your child wrote the quote in their handwriting.

I colored the heart in with a red colored pencil; also something your child could do.

I colored the apple with red ink, and the stem and leaf with 2 colors of green ink. 

You could glue a magnet on the back. Or make this a tag on a gift bag if you had an additional gift, by adhering a ribbon to the back.

You could also adhere this shaker to a card and add a note or have your child write the teacher a note inside.

Let's remember to give our teacher's an extra pat on the back for all the terrific work they do on behalf of our children!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps' Blog today! Please drop back by soon to see what other projects the other awesome design team members have to share with you.


Clear Scraps:

Mini Apple Shaker


Ranger: Oxide Inks, Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Writing Tablet Page and Pencil

Ice Cream Shaker Refrigerator Magnet

Hi everybody! Leslie here sharing a fun project that could be done with kids or grandkids - a refrigerator magnet! Who doesn't LOVE refrigerator magnets?! And especially one that's a shaker?! And it could even be a fun addition for a file cabinet in your crafty friend's studio - doesn't have to be just for kids! ;) I used the Ice Cream Mini Shaker with Sprinkles Baby Confetti as the shaker filler, and painted it in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavors with ivory, pink and brown chalk paint!


I started with the Ice Cream Mini Shaker and painted the top layer with ivory, pink and brown chalk paint to resemble vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream flavors. I mixed some acrylic paint to get just the right color for the cone, and while it was drying I cut ivory, pink and brown patterned paper pieces and glued them into the back to show through the apertures. 


Working from the bottom up, I glued the second and third layers together and glued them to the back. I added the Sprinkles Baby Confetti to all three compartments, and removed the protective film from the back side of the acrylic piece and glued it down, trapping the shaker filler inside. I removed the protective film from the front side of the acrylic piece and glued the painted top layer down. I stamped the 'sweet' sentiment in black solvent ink and added several iridescent gemstones.


The final step was adding three disc magnets to the back with distress collage medium. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Ice Cream Mini Shaker
Sprinkles Baby Confetti

Other products used:
Patterned paper, clear stamp, solvent ink, ivory; ivory, pink and brown chalk paint; brown acrylic paint, craft glue, distress collage medium, gemstones, disc magnets

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Vintage Garden Printer Tray

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm back to share a vintage home decor project with you. I chose a vintage/farmhouse design piece that will match the theme of my new farmhouse kitchen. I'm using one of many fabulous Printer Tray Frames available from Clear Scraps. Click Here


We'll also be using Clear Scraps Garden Tools Chipboard Embellishment Shapes Click Here


To begin our project we'll need some cream acrylic paint and clear crackle medium. Paint the top piece from your printer tray with 2 coats of paint. Don't forget to paint inside as well as the outside edges.  Let dry throughly. Then apply a coat of crackle over the painted surface using a palette knife. I recommend leaving this dry overnight instead of using a heat tool. You will get better results and a better crackle effect. 


The papers I chose to use for this project are from Simple stories Vintage Farmhouse Garden. collection. Take one of the 12x12 papers (I'm using the chicken fence background paper) and glue to your printer tray bottom base. I prefer using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It is perfect for chipboard and has a strong bond.


After your crackle is dry, I took some artisan powder and a stiff old paintbrush and applied a very small amount of powder over some of the crackle areas on your frame. You don't need much powder. I rub it around with finger till I get the desired look. This really adds a worn weathered look to your frame. Take your glue and adhere the next two chipboard tray pieces to your bottom piece. Make sure all edges line up evenly. I decided not to use the acrylic sheet for this project. You can use this for a future layout or other project.


Now cut apart some of the journaling cards from the paper collection and cut to fit inside the sections of your tray.  Glue the top chipboard piece on top of your tray.  The I adhered one of the chipboard elements (barn) onto the bottom right two sections of my tray. I took the matching ephermera piece with the cow and animals and applied over my matching image on the barn with foam dots. Then added a ephermera sentiment on top.


Take and cut apart two of the garden tools chipboard pieces. I chose to use a rake and pitch fork. You can save the other pieces for another project. I painted the handles of my tools with brown and Tuscan red paint. I rubbed some gliding wax (renaissance gold) over my pitch fork spikes. For the bottom of my rake I applied rust pastes to give a rusty worn look to my tools. Let dry. Then glue the tools where you prefer onto your tray. 


For the rooster card, I stapled a "Fresh" ticket to the top of my journaling card before adhering to the left bottom section on my tray. I fussy cut out the rooster and rise and sun sentiment, added foam dots to the back before gluing to my card. I added alittle glitter touches to my rooster feathers.


To finish off my tray,  I added some ephermera hearts, a brad, and ephermera sentiment and  butterfly to my top section. You could add some jute cord to hang your tray or set it up on an easel to display. 


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafting supplies and see all the new products available! Till we meet next time, enjoy your day and Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: foam dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Deco art one step crackle, Simple stories Vintage Farmhouse Garden collection, Memory Hardware Artisan powder-Parthenay, acrylic paints, Finnibair rust pastes-gold, brown,and red, 


Vacation Slimline Album

Hello everyone, do you have summer plans?  Do you need a way to document your vacation?  Have you seen the new Clear Scraps Slimline Albums?  They are so fun.  I've used the Chip Tab Slimline Album.


Containing 5 pages, this chipboard album is perfect for creating a wide assortment of projects.  I chose to create a vacation album and while, we haven't been able to take a vacation recently, I plan on using this album for an upcoming vacation.  


Because I don't know where we'll be going, I chose to decorate the front cover.  I'll fill in the interior pages once we've finally taken that trip!


These chipboard pages are very sturdy and can withstand paint and ink.  I chose to add pattern paper to the cover, then used the Expressions Small Vacation word as a stencil, inking around it with black ink.  I left the film in place while using it as a stencil so the word would not pick up the color.


Then I removed the film on the reverse side and inked it with blue ink and adhered it to the album cover.


Next, I used decorated the  Mini Shaker Flip Flops, inking the top layer with blue ink and the bottom layer with salmon ink.  Once the ink dried, I adhered the bottom layers together. 


Small beads were placed in the bottom layer.  The film was removed from the acrylic layer and the flip flop was assembled.


The flip flop shaker was adhered to the album on a slight angle.


What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies: Ink, Cardstock, Ribbon, Beads



Clear Scraps Wood Phone Stand--Laugh Often

Hello everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a fun project you can use everyday!

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This bright cheerful project was created using the Clear Scraps Wood Phone Stand!

These are so fun to create with, and they are not only a useful way to hold your phone

right on your desktop, counter, or wherever, but you can decorate them up and give

them as a gift too!  They come in a lot of options, including acrylic, and there is a

larger size for tablets as well!  The design is perfect too, that little notch in the base

allows room for the charger on your phone/tablet so it's practical as well!

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So easy to make, on this one I painted the wooden base, and then traced it

onto pretty paper and cut it out a bit inside the line to leave a little frame of

the painted area showing.  I inked around the edges with distress ink, then

glued it down.  Next, I layered on a 3x4" journal card with a nice sentiment

then added a couple of flower stickers and enamel dots to dress it up just a bit. 

Keep the embellishments to a minimum because you don't want too much bulk

when you'll be putting your device on there.  These are limited only by your

own creativity!  Find the other options in the Clear Scraps store right HERE.

One final tip about this particular project:

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Yes the stand detaches if you want!  I love this feature.  You CAN glue it

permanently, but I love this option if I take my phone on vacation or to a

crop!  The stand can detach so you can have it flat so it's easy to carry!


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


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Vintage Wood Phone Stand

Other:  Simple Stories--Summer Farmhouse paper, stickers, enamel dots,

red acrylic paint, black soot distress ink.