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January 2022

I (HEART) U Chipboard Tag


Tami here on the blog with you today with a project I'd like to share.

It's hard to believe that January is almost over but tomorrow is FEBRUARY 1st! It seems like it was just New Years Eve! Time sure does fly! LOL!

It's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day - it is only 2 weeks away!

This sweet little tag could be used as a decor piece, a gift tag or even a card...


The base is one of the chipboard tags from the Chipboard Tag Album. I covered it with several different printed papers, including some red foil for shine!

I decided to layer up several of Clear Scraps' chipboard pieces. I started with the I Heart U Mini Shaker. I painted the I and the U using wine shimmer paint. The heart at the center was painted a pale blue to match my printed paper. 

Next, I painted the Arrow Heart Chipboard Embellishment with Gold, Silver and Pink Paint.

When all the pieces were dry, I started assembling the pieces. I traced the heart from the shaker on red foil paper and then cut it out and adhered it to the heart on the base of the shaker. I filled the shaker with Lovely Sequins and Sprinkles Heart Confetti.

The Arrow Heart Chipboard Embellishment was adhered to the I Heart U Mini Shaker. Then the chipboard pieces were adhered to the chipboard tag.


I repunched the hole at the top of the tag and used paper ribbon to tie it with. I tore the ribbon into thinner pieces, then curled it using the blade of my scissors. 

A few coordinating stickers finished off the tag.

Clear Scraps:

Chipboard Tag Album

I Heart U Mini Shaker

Lovely Sequins

Sprinkles Heart Confetti

Other: Grafix: Red Metallic Board, Reminisce: Printed Papers and Stickers, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Acrylic Paint and Paper Ribbon

Double Hearts Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fun, easy layout I created using some cute Clear Scraps products! And I'm going to show you the techniques I used! Valentines Day is a little over two weeks away so we are all thinking about love!  I used the Double Hearts Mini Shaker Shape as the star of my page to document a favorite photo of my husband and me from a wedding this past summer! 


I found this matte chalk polish at my local scrapbook store this past fall and thought it would be the perfect color to use on the top frame of my Shaker.  The great thing is that it comes with an applicator built right in the lid! I applied the polish in a circular motion and found it dries quickly. 


I covered the base of the shaker with patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I cut away excess paper with scissors and my x-acto knife. I then used my sanding tool to smooth the edges between the paper and chipboard. 


Again using my Beacon, I affixed the two middle frames to the base followed by adding a mix of sequins and chunky glitter. I then adhered the acrylic piece followed by the top frame. 


Here is the end result of my shaker! I did adhere a die cut sentiment to the front with Beacon Adhesive. 


I secured the 6 Inch Heart Arrow Mascil to the top left of my page with washi tape. I then applied modeling paste in a downward motion. I was not concerned about the edges being perfect. I lifted my stencil and then added additional modeling paste to the lower right corner. 


Here is a close up of the modeling paste over the die cut and spray ink!  I also added brads, enamel dots and heart stickers. 


Here are a couple additional photos of my page including journaling and the title.  I do love to use foam tape to pop up words or embellishments for dimension! 



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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads: Simple Stories; cardstock, date stamp:  American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; spray ink: October Afternoon; ink: Ranger; chalk polish: Creative Expressions; sequins: Pink Fresh Studio, Recollections; stapler: Tim Holtz; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; die cut machine: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool, typewriter. 

Pretty in Plaid Valentine Coffee Card

Clear Scraps friends, can you believe it is almost February?  I love giving cards this time of year, especially to my gal-pals.  And, it's certainly no secret that my friends and I love to go get a coffee while we catch up with each other.  Well - today, I have a card that would be perfect to sneak in a coffee gift card to your special "pal-entine" this upcoming Valentine's Day.


I really have 'fallen in love' with the Clear Scraps chipboard pieces and shaker kits.  So, when I find a kit I love, I often reserve a piece aside for another project - and one of my recent favorites is the Mini Shaker Coffee Mug.  I have taken just one layer out of this kit so I could make something from it, and this chipboard piece happens to have a heart on it for a card!


To start, I've painted a coat of black acrylic paint on this chipboard piece and let dry.  Next, I took this piece and traced the outline of it on 2 different patterns of paper, then glued them on - one on the front (lid) and one on the back (cup).


I've cut a 5.5" by 5.5" card from white card stock, and decided to add some fun on the front with the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil.  Stencils are the best when you don't have a patterned paper that you really like.  To make the background, I've taped the stencil on top of my card front and then began to add color with a sponge dauber and ink.  This one is done in a light pink Distress ink.


Next, I remove the stencil and then began to add a thin black line with a gel pen, following the edge of the largest white spaces on the plaid pattern.  I go over it again with a 2nd line, for dimension.


My backdrop for the coffee cup is a red heart, cut in card stock from a die cut shape.  On this shape, I've added some white detailing with a gel pen.  Each piece I've also dusted the edges in a black ink with a sponge dauber, and that includes the coffee mug lid as well.


I had a fun coffee stamp saying that I incorporated at the top of the card, stamping this on white card stock, then trimming the end to look like a flag.  I also added some tiny heart stamps at the top, to look like a steamy mug of coffee!  Then, my final addition is a cute felt heart sticker from my personal stash of embellishments.


I really like this coffee card "a latte."  Ha!  But, seriously - I can't wait to give this to one of my friends for Valentine's Day.  How will you incorporate the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers into your Valentine projects this year?  I hope you think about giving this one a try - happy crafting!


Additional supplies:  gel pens, Distress ink (Kitsch Flamingo), sentiment stamps (Stamplorations), heart sticker (Michaels), patterned paper (assorted), card stock in red and white



Vintage Recipe Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vintage recipe album featuring our Slimline Acrylic Tab Album! This mini collection of my favorite recipes has two each of Dessert, Meat, Veggie, Side and Soup/Stew. I have to say that the hardest part was narrowing down my favorites since I have so many, lol!

I printed the recipes on 32# copy paper, and printed the 2" square finished recipe images on glossy photo paper and cut them with a square die. I covered all the album pages with patterned papers after removing the protective film on both sides of each tabbed page. I inked the edges of each page and then roughed them up with the Large Sanding Stick for an old worn-out vintage feel.

I stamped the page contents on each tab in brown ink, adhered the recipes to each page, and affixed foiled photo corners on the corners of each photo. I embellished the front and back covers and all the pages with patterned paper strips and stickers, and also used thick alphabet letters for the word 'Recipes' on the front cover. I put the album together with binding rings and added ribbon scraps to each ring to complete the album.

Here are close-up shots. This was an easy project that would make a great birthday or anniversary gift, or maybe a gift for newlyweds!

Clear Scraps products used:
Slimline Acrylic Tab Album
Large Sanding Stick

Other products used: 
Patterned paper, stickers, photo paper, copy paper, stamps and stamp press, inks, square die, paper trimmer, adhesive and collage medium, photo corners, die cuts, enamel hearts, alphabet letters, binding rings, ribbon scraps

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

Scrappy hugs,

Clear Scraps Scallop Slimline Album--Valentine Love Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Ready for some Valentine's inspiration?

Laura here with you today to show you just that!

Clear_Scraps_Slimline Scallop Album_Love You Valentine(1)This sweet little home decor project starts with the

Clear Scraps Chip Scallop Slimline Album.

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And you can spy a cute mini shaker and one of the great items

in the store that can be used on it's own or as a compliment to

the Slimline albums is the Curves Chipboard Border.  There are

many styles of these and you can find them all HERE.

Using these Slimline albums for home decor projects is a fun

way to create--and you can also make multiples for gifts!

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

Here I started with a layer of bright pink paint, then brushed

the edges with just a touch of white paint.  Then out came the

stencils!  They are a great way to add a fun touch to a project!

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Using the 6" Fan Scroll stencil from Clear Scraps,

I used washi tape to cover the area around one of the

single hearts to make it easy to get a super clean image.

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I stenciled a heart in each scallop, and then painted the

border piece in a soft blue/green and glued that to the

top, taking care to leave the holes open for later.

Now it was time for some embellishing.  I used some

ephemera pieces, enamel dots, and of course, the

Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Double Hearts.

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I painted the top of the shaker frame in white acrylic paint.

The solid back piece was traced on some sprinkle patterned

paper, cut out, and then glued on.  Then inside I added

some of the cute Sprinkles Love Mix from Clear Scraps.

Some pink organza ribbon was added to the holes on the

top to create a hanger and bows added to add a cute touch

and to cover the middle hole on the album piece.  You

could always just cover with paper or whatever, but I

thought the bow idea was fun too!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Chip Scallop Slimline Album,

Curves Chipboard Border, 6" Fan Scroll Stencil,

Mini Shaker Double HeartsSprinkles Love Mix.

Other:  Acrylic Paint--pink, white, green, pink

organza ribbon, enamel dots, Doodlebug

Cream and Sugar paper and ephemera.

Valentine Hearts Greeting card

Hello Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and today I'll be sharing some Valentine's day card inspiration with you. I think handmade cards are the best. I love to surprise my friends with some happy mail! 

For the Valentine card we'll be creating today, I'm using Clear Scraps mini  Double Hearts shaker. Click Here  I think shaker cards as much fun to make as to receive. 


For this card you'll need some white cardstock. Trim to 6x6 size. I'm using leftover papers from  Authentique Crush and Lovely collections.  For my first card layer, I trimmed it down to 5 & 3/4 x 5 & 3/4 inches, leaving a 1/4 inch white border around my card base. Adhere this paper onto your card base. The second striped paper I cut to 5 & 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches, and adhered on top of my previous card layer, using foam dots. I cut out one of the sentiment strips from my paper pack and glued at the bottom of my card.

Next remove your shaker from your package. Take the bottom shaker piece and trace around your shape onto some coordinating papers. Cut out and adhere your paper to your bottom bottom shaker piece using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Let dry. Then trim around the edges with your x-acto knife. Then smooth around the edges using Clear Scraps sanding tool. Click Here

Take your top shaker piece and apply tacky craft glue along the edges of the hearts. Sprinkle some chunky glitter over the top of shaker. Shake off any excess glitter. You could also paint your shaker piece instead of adding glitter. I love sparkle so I think the chunky glitter makes your hearts really shine and stand out.  Set aside to dry. Next  I adhered some stickers onto my bottom shaker piece, in between each heart. Then using Beacon 3 in 1 glue, adhere your next 2 pieces of your chipboard shaker in place. Add your shaker filler, I used Clear Scraps Sprinkles Heart Love, inside each heart. Take the acrylic piece and peel off the protective film on both sides, before gluing onto your shaker. Then add your glitter shaker piece on top! Set aside to throughly dry before shaking! 


Now take your Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhere your next two chipboard shaker pieces in place. Add your shaker filler, I used Clear Scraps Sprinkles Heart Love filler inside each heart.  Click Here Take your acrylic layer and peel off the protective film on both sides from both sides before gluing down onto your shaker. Then add your glitter shaker piece on top! Set aside and let dry throughly before shaking! 


To finish off my card, I cut out one of the journaling cards, added some foam dots on the back, then adhered to my card slightly slanted towards the upper right corner. I added a few little Dazzle heart stickers above the sentiment. And I took some Stickles glitter "Star Dust"  and applied to the angels wings and dress. With my sparkle pen, I added alittle shimmer to the basket of hearts! Now glue your Double hearts shaker in the upper left corner of your card. 


Here are some closeups!



I hope you are inspired with my project for today, and you'll be wanting to create your own Valentine's day cards to send to someone special and spread the Love! 

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! We love to see all your crafty makes! So please share them on the Clear Scraps Facebook page. Remember to check out all the Clear Scraps shakers and new products on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Authentique Crush and Lovely paper collections, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Martha Stewart Chunky glitter-garnet, paper trimmer, xacto knife, sanding tool, Dazzle red hearts stickers, white cardstock

Snow Much Fun Home Decor

Hello Crafters!

It's Dana here and I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog and share a cute Winter home decor project with you. For today's project I'll be using Clear Scraps Wood rectangle Click Here

And mini shaker snowflake Click Here and Clear Scraps shaker filler Sprinkles Winter Flake mix Click Here


These wood rectangles are perfect for creating Home Decor projects. They come in so many different sizes and styles to match any decor theme you like.

To start my project,  I took some white acrylic paint and a paintbrush and applied a 1 inch border all aling the edge. Let dry.


After your paint dries, I applied some tacky glue along the edge of my wood rectangle shape. Then I sprinkled some pink confetti glitter over the edges, shake off any excess confetti glitter and let dry. 


Next remove your shaker from your package. The papers I'll be using to decorate my shaker and home decor piece, are from Simple Stories "Feelin Frosty" collection.  I traced my bottom shaker piece onto a polka dot patterned paper from the 6x8 paper pad. Then adhered my paper to my bottom shaker piece using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I fuzzy cut out the cute bear image from the smaller journaling card. Then I glued this in the center of my shaker. Take your top shaker piece and apply some light blue patina paint to the surface. After the paint dries, I lightly applied some Luna paste over the top to give it a shimmery look. 


Now glue the next two shaker chipboard pieces onto your bottom shaker piece, using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Fill your shaker with Clear Scraps winter flake mix. Peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic shaker piece, then glue in place. Glue the final shaker piece on top of your previous layer. Now add some enamel dots around the spheres of your snowflake shaker. Set aside to throughly dry before shaking!


Now we can start decorating our wooden rectangle piece. I took one of the strip patterned papers and glued in the center of my rectangle piece. Next I cut out one of the 4x6 journaling cards and applied on top of your striped paper, using foam dots. Now I decided on what embellishments to use and where I wanted to place them. I don't glue anything down, until I'm happy with my design and placement. I like to use a variety of stickers and empherma.

I applied my shaker to the upper left corner of my wood piece using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Using pop dots, I adhered my truck on the bottom edge of my rectangle piece. Added my snowman on the left side, using pop dots.  I took a small silver enamel dot and applied it to the pom pom on my snowman's hat! I adhered a few foam sticker snowflakes and heart to my design. The larger snowflake empherma piece was applied at the right upper corner with foam dots. I glued a "Winter" words sentiment above my journaling card and a puffy sticker "oh so cold" towards the bottom. 

To finish my home decor piece I took some Stickles Diamond glitter and applied to the roof of the house and snow on the tree. I applied one foam sticker on top of the matching cluster of trees on my journaling card. Then I used my hot glue gun and some pink tulle and adhered a hanger to the back of my wood piece!


Here are some closeups!




I hope you are inspired and enjoyed this winter decor project today. Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Remember to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafty needs! Till next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: Simple Stories Feelin Frosty collection, Stickles glitter Diamond and Holly, hot glue gun, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, acrylic paints in white and patina blue, Foam dots, Martha Stewart Bubblegum confetti, tacky glue, pink tulle

Clear Scraps Scallop Slimline Album--Hello Winter Home Decor

Hi there friends!  Laura here to share some inspiration

with you today!  Are you a fan of winter?  I'm generally not,

but it sure can be pretty at times!  And hey, any season that

gives me an excuse to craft cute home decor projects, well,

I'm all in!  I've got an "out of the box" project today!

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This looks like it might be a 12x12 scrapbook page.  But it is

indeed a home decor item that you could put on an easel to

display, or add a ribbon to and hang up on your wall.

It starts with the Clear Scraps Chip Scallop Slimline Album.

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Yep, a mini album turned into a home decor project!

  This pic shows the way I planned out the start.

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This is how the pieces would look once overlapped. 

I found the easiest way to decorate was to do one section

at a time, rather than gluing everything together first.

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The base is a 12x12 piece of chipboard with a sheet of  

kraft cardstock glued to it and inked.  After the first piece

of the album was decorated with paper and embellishments,

it was glued to the base.  Then I did the same with the other

2 pieces--but left the top edge unglued to create pockets.

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For embellishments along the bottom panel, I used some

Clear Scraps goodies that were the perfect addition!

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This little cutie is the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Snowman.

He's filled with a mixture of the Clear Scraps sequins from

the Winter (I pulled out red) and the Fall sequin mixes.

The scarf was made by using a couple of small scraps of

paper and cutting little fringe detail.  Another addition is

the Clear Scraps Word and Shape Winter Snowflake set. 

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These sets match the 3D Frameables from Clear Scraps,

but they also make great embellishments!  I painted

with acrylic paint, then added glitter for a little sparkle!

I created tags to slip in between the layers to add

 pictures or journal memories. The mini clothespins

mean you can update the pictures yearly.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chip Scallop Slimline Album,

Mini Shaker Snowman, Word and Shape Winter Snowflake,

Winter and Fall sequins.

Other:  PhotoPlay Paper--For the Love of Winter collection,

Rock Candy Distress Glitter, acrylic paint--

white, blue, aqua, kraft cardstock, clear

rhinestones, twine, mini clothespins, Walnut

Stain Distress Ink.

Coffee Love Valentine Card


Tami joining you on the Clear Scraps' Blog today with a Valentine card to show you.

Does anyone in your family love to go get coffee? How about a friend or co-worker? If the answer is yes, then I have an idea for you!

My son is addicted to dunkin' coffee; it seems like he either has a cup or is on his way to get one! He inspired this card.

This bright and cheery valentine card features a chipboard coffee cup...


I started with the Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment and layered on the Love Chipboard Word Title.

I used the colors found in my printed papers to select my paint colors; they remind me of Conversation Hearts. I painted all the pieces using 2 coats of acrylic paint.

Once all the pieces were dry, I used red paper to back the heart on the cup sleeve and began assembly.

I added my printed paper accents first, then glued the sleeve to the cup, I used 3D Squares to adhere the Love chipboard piece to the cup, then adhered the cup to the card front.

The card is quick and simple to make, so if you have several coffee lovers around you, you can whip up a batch almost as quick as making a cup of coffee!

If you wanted to add a little something - how about including a gift card to their favorite coffee spot?

Clear Scraps:

Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment

Love Chipboard Word Title

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Acrylic Paint, Printed Paper, Lime Card Base and 3D Squares.

Circle Pallet Perpetual Wall Calendar

Greetings everyone!  It's Maureen here today, and I'm wondering how many of you went out and bought a calendar for the new year yet?  I really couldn't find a good one I liked this year.  So, I did what any crafter does and decided to make one this year instead!  I love this project because it combines several mediums that I enjoy into one project:  painting, vinyl and paper crafts!


I needed a shape that wasn't too large.  I've chosen the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape as my base for the project.  I also knew I was able to incorporate the Clear Scraps 6" Calendar Masking Stencil in this project too!  In my office, I have a black and white color scheme, so I'm working with acrylic paints in black, gray and white.  It's a good idea to start with the base first so the paint has time to dry.


PAINTING:  To achieve an ombre look, I'm going to be "dry brushing" the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape from dark to light.  On the top panel I've taken a sponge brush, dipped it in black and brushed most of the paint off.  Then I sweep back and forth until I get a light coverage.  The more I work down the panel, the lighter my touch is with the paint.  If you need to reapply paint at any time, brush most of it off on a separate piece of paper.


Next comes the gray paint, and I've swept it across the bottom of the black paint to start the 2 colors blending together.  Continue to dry brush down the middle of the pallet.


The final coat is white, again starting it at the bottom of the gray colors and working my way down.  I've also painted the edges and middles of the pallet as I do this.  If you feel the colors are not bold enough, take a second coat all the way down your project again.


VINYL APPLICATION:  My next steps, after letting the pallet dry, were to apply the vinyl quote to the Circle Pallet.  I've made sure to measure the length I need and printed this off on my electronic cutting machine. 


Depending on the type of tool you have at home, you can find detailed instructions on how to apply vinyl on most websites.  I'll do a quick review of the process for you here.


I start by pulling the excess vinyl away from the message, making sure not to pull too hard.  Go back and weed the letters out for any leftover vinyl.


Next, I rub transfer tape on to the letters with a squeegee.  I make sure to rub both the front and back sides well so the letters will transfer.


From here I take the plastic back side off the letters, pulling slowly as I do.  If any letters stick, I use a weeding tool to place them gently back on to the transfer tape.


The final step is to lay the transfer tape on to the pallet.  Rub with a squeegee, then pull gently from the corner, rolling back the transfer tape.  Applying vinyl is the coolest way to make home decor look professional!  I love that you can personalize these Clear Scraps items with just about any name or saying you want.

PAPER CRAFTED CALENDARS:  I've prepped 12 - 6" by 6" pieces of card stock for the calendar layouts, and will be using the Clear Scraps 6" Calendar Masking Stencil as my background.  Each page will be sponged with distress inks then decorated with a variety of stamps and gel pen outlines.


I've taped the stencil over my paper, making sure the tape holds both the stencil and paper in place so it doesn't move when I apply ink.  I'm using a sponge dauber to apply the colors, and either a circular or tapping motion works well.  Be sure to rinse the stencil every time you change a color.


I decided to have a little fun with the colors and do a different look for each month.  Here's a look at March - with this page, I did 2 colors and used a sponge dauber in a darker green at the tops of the open stencil spaces, then a lighter green on the bottoms.


Then, when my pages were dry, I went over the right corners of the boxes with a black gel pen, adding dimension to the page.  I also wrote in some numbers in the lower right.  Stamps for the month name and other images complete the look!

FINAL ADDITIONS:  In order to finish the look of the pallet, I added a tied wire bow at the top with some hot glue.  You can purchase a bow if you'd like, but if you want - a wired ribbon bow is not hard to assemble.  You just need a piece of thin wire.


Overlap the ribbon like an accordion, folding it back and forth.  Trim off the end, then tie your ribbon around the middle of the folds with wire.

Twist the loops until you get the bow in place, then fold the ends behind the bow and trim off the ends.  I then applied hot glue to the back and glued it into place on the board.  To hang the board, a smaller ribbon loops nicely through the first slat of the pallet.  Tie it together in a knot and that's all you need to hold it in place.


Then, you'll hot glue a small, black clothespin at the bottom of the board, which will hold your calendar sheets in place.  Now it's time to hang your project on the wall and enjoy your handiwork!


I hope you'll think about giving this project a try - so many of your friends will wonder where you bought this cute calendar!  You'll be able to tell them you made it yourself.  And, you'll be able to use this over again, year after year.  Happy crafting, friends - see you next time!


Additional supplies:  acrylic paints and brushes, vinyl and electronic cutting machine tools, wired ribbon, hot glue, Distress Inks (Ranger), stamps (mine were Dylusions and Lawn Fawn sets), clothespin

Accordion Album with Wood Card Cover

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a sweet Summer accordion album featuring our Blank Wood Card as the cover. This album was a lot of fun putting together! The wood card is very versatile and the sky is the limit with what you can do with these! 


I painted the cover with green chalk paint and lightly sanded vertically and horizontally on it to create a very subtle cross-hatch design. I used some awesome patterned papers, ribbon, and tons of embellishments, die cuts, and elements throughout. Most of the pages contain flat photo/journaling areas but I did create one pocket with a pull-out card on the last page.


Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card

Other products used:
Double-sided papers, dies, punches, paper trimmers, enamel arrows and dots, clear bling, brads, stickers, elements (ephemera), crafting cord, ribbon, chalk paint, thin 3-D foam squares

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

Scrappy hugs,

Coffee Mug Shaker Card

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun card I created using the Coffee Mug Mini Shaker Shape! And I'm also going to share the techniques I used!  


I began by painting the front cover of my shaker with chalk paint in light pink. I adhered the middle frames together using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and painted the inside and outside edges. 


I then applied embossing ink to the front surface of the outside frame and added glitter pink embossing powder.  


I set aside my front cover and applied adhesive to the chipboard base of my shaker. I placed it face down on the B side of the pattern I wanted to use. 


I cut away excess paper using my scissors and x-acto knife followed by using my sanding tool to smooth any edges. I then assembled my shaker by adhering the middle two frames and adding my sequins. Next, the acrylic overlay is affixed followed by the chipboard top frame. 


For the front of my card I decided to use a portion of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.  Here, I cut a 4.5 x 5.5 inch piece in which I used an oversized stamp with black StazOn. It's helpful to only peel the protective frame from the side you are working.  


Once my ink was dry, I turned over my acrylic and removed the protective film.  I added alcohol ink in Butterscotch as well as drops of Mixative in Snow Cap.  


Here is a close up of my assembled shaker as well as the acrylic background.  I find it helpful to use Beacon to adhere the shaker to my projects.


The collection I used had this cute sentiment that I  thought went perfect with my shaker!  I added a small flower die cut to place under it and popped up the sentiment with foam tape. 


On the inside, I adhered some cute pink ledger paper and stamped a sentiment as shown. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers by clicking HERE!  Have a great weekend!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, washi tape, brads, chipboard shapes:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; embossing ink, embossing powder, heat tool: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; ink: Tsuneiko, Ranger; stamps: Stamping Up, Recollections; sequins: Jillibean Soup, Recollections, Pinkfresh Studios; alcohol ink: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; border punch: EK Success; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Snow Days 3D Winter Frameables

Hello Crafty Friends:

It's Dana here! I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today to share a Winter Home Decor project!

Winter time is upon us and a chill is in the air! I love to decorate my home for all the seasons and holidays. These 3D Winter Frameables are sure to melt your heart! 

For our project today we will be using Clear Scraps Base and Frame-square and Winter/flake word and shape.  


We will also use the Clear Scraps Garden Tools Chipboard Embellishment Shapes -shovel.

The papers I used to decorate my 3D Frameables are from Carta Bella Welcome Winter collection. 

To start this project,  I removed the word and shape pieces from my package. With my pencil, I traced around my snowflake shape onto coordinating patterned paper. Cut it out roughly, glued my paper onto my wood surface using Beacon 3 in 1 glue.  Then I trimmed around the edges of my snowflake using my x-acto knife. Using my Clear Scraps sanding tool,  I distressed and smoothed around all edges of the snowflake. You could also stamp, paint or spray your wood shapes, if you prefer.

To color my winter words wood shape, with my finger, I rubbed over the surface some Spectrum Noir metallic was in "Cobalt". This will give your wood surface a nice shimmery glow. Let dry.


After your winter wood words are dry, I took a palette knife and applied some fake snow on the top edges of my winter words. I adhered a puffy snowflake sticker to the top of my letter I. And a puffy tree sticker to the bottom of the letter T.

To decorate my wood snowflake shape, I adhered a "Snow days" ephermera piece to the center of my snowflake using foam dots. Then on the edges of emu snowflake, I adhered some enamel dots in blue and white.

Take your Clear Scraps Chipboard shovel piece and add some acrylic paints in brown, gray and silver, with a paintbrush. Set aside to dry. 


Now remove both bases from your package. Choose 2 coordinating papers from the collection and trace, trim and distress all edges, including the slits in between on each base. Make sure all slits are free of any excess paper.


Then take your Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhere both bases together, making sure all your slots line up.


Now we can work on our frame! I covered my frame with a different coordinating paper,  trim the outside and inside of the frame and distress around the edges as we did previously with the other wood pieces. You may add a photo to the back of your frame or one of the journaling cards from this collection.  


I slid my frame and other pieces into each slot on the base. Now you can decorate your frame!  I glued my chipboard shovel to the left side of my frame. Adhered a puffy cocoa mug sticker on the right. Added a "Freezin Season" ephemera  sentiment to the top of my frame with foam dots. I also glued some white/silver pompoms along the top edge of my frame! 

Then I twisted a couple pipe cleaners in silver and white together. Then glued around the base. I took a few white pompoms and piled up on the left side surface of my base, to resemble snowballs! To finish I added alittle bit of fake snow on the bottom of my shovel.


I hope I have inspired you to start creating those winter home decor projects! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website to check out all the 3D Frameables available to purchase. Click Here

Here are some closeups!



Till next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 glue, silver/white pompoms, silver/white pipe cleaners, Foam dots, Carta Bella Welcome Winter collection, enamel dots, Aleene's fake snow, small white pompoms., xacto knife, sanding tool or distress tool.





Clear Scraps Slimline Tab Album--Dreamer Mixed Media

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you today to get those creative

juices flowing in the New Year with a little mixed media album!

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The perfect starting point for a great mixed media album is a

Slimline Album from Clear Scraps!  You can choose chipboard,

(this one is the Chip TAB Slimline), or acrylic or wood.

To create the distressed look on this project cover, I

 started with a wash of distress paint in a soft green color.

Clear_Scraps_Slimline Tab Album_cover tutorial 1(1)

Next step was to frame out the front cover a bit.

Clear_Scraps_Slimline Tab Album_cover tutorial 2(1)

Bronze distress stain was brushed directly onto the edges.

The back cover got the same treatment.  To add to the

distressed appearance, a layer of Walnut Stain ink was applied.

Clear_Scraps_Slimline Tab Album_cover tutorial 3(1)

I used a sponge applicator and brushed the entire surface and

heavily all around the edges.  Some black distress spray was

spattered on the surface, and blotted to keep the look soft.

The cover was embellished with some stamped gear images,

metal pieces, and the gorgeous clock face.  That one is the

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps.

It got the same treatment as the cover, just a little heavier

on the bronze color to give it that patina metal look.

Here is the peek at the inside pages...

Clear_Scraps_Slimline Tab Album_Dreamer page 1 & 2(1)

On the right side, it's a simple piece of cardstock cut to size, then

folded in half.  Love to add inserts to these albums!  And there's

a little something hiding behind that...

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This page is just something to look pretty in between.

Of course you could always add a pic or a journal card!

Clear_Scraps_Slimline Tab Album_Dreamer page 3 & 4(1)

I included some lined cards on this page to add thoughts or

prayer requests.  Can also add a page or two of lined paper

in here later as my lists for the year grow.

Clear_Scraps_Slimline Tag Album_Dreamer page 5 & 6(1)

A fun section to add ideas and thoughts for new projects!

Clear_Scraps_Slimline Tag Album_Dreamer page 7 & 8(1)

The final section is one to add thoughts on improvement,

health, volunteer opportunities, etc.

Hope you enjoyed hanging out today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chip TAB Slimline Album,

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and Spray,

Black Soot Distress Spray, Walnut Stain Distress Ink,

Antique Bronze Distress Stain, Kraft cardstock, twine,

Stamperia Mechanical Fantasy paper collection,

 Asst'd metal embellishments, mini alpha,

Stampers Anonymous Observations,  ribbon,

enamel dots, foam tape, glue.

Vacation Countdown Scallop Clipboard

Hello Clear Scraps friends - so good to be here again in the new year with you!  It's Maureen, and I'm looking forward to all the things that this year holds, including an upcoming vacation to Disney World.  How about you?  Do you anticipate where you might travel this year? 


It's so much fun to host a personal countdown for upcoming trips.  I've created this project with that in mind - a countdown board that will double as a picture frame long after the vacation is over.

My project centers around the Clear Scraps Acrylic Scallop Clipboard - I'm using the medium size today, and starting by removing the plastic film on both sides of the clipboard.  I thought it would be fun to try some decoupage work, so I've prepped the back of the board with a thin coat of decoupage glue.  I've also traced the clipboard on to a sheet of polka dot paper, then cut it out and adhered it to the back.


Since we are going to Disney World, I've chosen the mouse shape from the Word and Shape Magical Mouse pieces to decorate my clipboard.  I've coated this piece with 2 coats of chalkboard paint.  This will become the space that I write the countdown on.  Let this dry thoroughly between coats.


Another fun item I've added to this display is the Vacation Chipboard Word Title.  With this piece, I've coated it in a red acrylic paint then went back over it with a layer of red glitter glue.  This also needs to dry well before adding it to the clipboard.


Embellishing the front of the scallop clipboard comes next.  I've added a series of decorative print paper in assorted shapes, including some pinwheels I made, then arranged it around a square printed paper as a backdrop.  Next, I've cut a smaller square to put in the middle.  This is embellished on the edge with a thin, black gel pen.  I've drawn small mouse shapes in between the thin lines around the frame to add detail for my future picture.  It's like having hidden Mickeys!


I've also added a "DAYS TO" title cut out of black card stock.  Glue the white piece on to the pattern paper and arrange them under the clip of the board.


I will eventually put a picture on this board so I wanted to make sure that the pieces allow me to add it later.  So, as I was gluing on the mouse wood piece, the vacation title and the paper embellishments, I made sure I didn't put them too close to where the picture will be.  It might be helpful to cut a piece of paper the size of your picture prior to gluing pieces down.  Tacky glue works well for these items.


My display is complete!  I've set my clipboard on an easel so I can change the countdown on the chalkboard piece daily.  It's also handy to be able to write something like the year or other message once I add a picture of our trip later.  This example is from a prior trip, but I am looking forward to putting one on here for 2022.  Oh, and adding the picture was easy - I just slid it under the clip once I had the picture printed!


What types of events are YOU counting down to?  This would make a good wedding, school or other type of countdown as well.  The Scallop Clipboard is a perfect size for a display table, and I hope you get a chance to try this little project!  See the additional supplies I used below.  Happy counting!!


Additional supplies:  Simple Stories Card Stock Pad, acrylic paints, chalkboard paints, Stickles glue, glitter gems, paper sticker bow