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Easter Egg Floral Decor

This year is really "hopping" along, and I was starting to get in the mood for Easter, given the nice weather we have here in the Southwest!  Hi it's Maureen today with an Easter project.  Funny enough, I bumped into the Easter egg wood piece from the Wood Spring Collection this week, and decided to give my floral plants an upgrade.


I usually put a holiday-inspired pick into my flowers on my end table, so this was going to be my chance to decorate one of my own.  I've started by base-coating the wood piece in white on both the front and back.  After a first coat, I sanded down the panels to get it nice and smooth.  Another coat of white paint gave it a nice finish.


Now, I am a big fan of plaid "anything" so I was really excited to see the brand new Clear Scraps stencils that came out!  This project was going to be perfect to test run the gingham plaid on the 5x9 Plaids Stencil.  I started by taping it down over the wooden egg piece.


My color choices are several pastel Distress inks - mostly because I couldn't choose just one!  I think Easter eggs need to be full of color, don't you?  I've taken a blender sponge and sponged over each row, with one color at a time.  Once I was done, I lined up the stencil and did the remaining edge of the wood piece.


Next up, it was time to hot glue a dowel rod to the back of my egg.  This will allow me to stick it into a vase.


I made another version of this egg as an Easter basket tag too and I even think you can hide them for your family to hunt, if you wanted!  Your possibilities are endless with the wood pieces in this collection.


My final step was to embellish the corner of my egg with some felt flowers I had in my stash.  These are glued on with tacky glue.  I would like to decorate several of these for the holiday.  Scattering on a display, perhaps on my dining room table is another idea I'd try!


Here's an option as well, which is more like a version of a topiary.  Place the dowel in a cute canning jar with some candies, a greenery ring and a bow and you have an instant display!

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Does this inspire you to get ready for Spring?  This comes together in no time and you could decorate several and be ready for any Spring entertaining you plan to do.  I hope you enjoyed this little project.  I encourage you to look at those nifty new stencils from Clear Scraps - they are so much fun!  Thanks for joining me today!  See you next time!


Bone + Hydrant Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello friends! Happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here today to share a layout I created using some cute dog themed embellishments, the Bone n Hydrant Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I documented a fun photo of my dog (who happens to love chasing squirrels up trees) and thought these chipboard shapes would be perfect. 


I began by using the 12 Inch Spiral Mascil and yellow spray ink to create a background on white cardstock. 


I then took my chipboard and painted the hydrant and bone with red and white paint respectively.  


Once my paint was dry, I applied embossing ink to the surface.  I then used glitter embossing powder and heat set. 


I found using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to be the best to affix my chipboard pieces to my page.



I typed out my journaling on a typewriter and cardstock then cut the sentences into strips. I adhered them down using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


Here is a close up of the spray ink/Mascil effect; I paired it with a sunburst I cut from my Silhouette.  I then added smaller embellishments such as epoxy stars and enamel dots. 


Thank you for reading today! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, sticker, epoxy stars, enamel dots: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; embossing ink, pigment ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections, American Crafts; stamp, Thickers: American Crafts; spray ink: Ranger;  wood veneer stars: Studio Calico; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; sewing machine: Janome; Die Cut Machine: Silhouette; flair: A Flair for Buttons; misc: typewriter

Winter Window Shaker Note Card

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty Wintery scene depicting a couple kitties looking out the window at a full moon in the starry sky, sparkling tall trees and snow banks! Since we still have a little bit of the cold stuff ahead of us, I created a Winter shaker note card featuring our Mini Shaker Window as well as our 4x6 Stars Stencil which I used for the night sky. 


I cut a standard A2 size card base from white cardstock and adhered a panel of patterned paper to it. I cut a panel of blue cardstock slightly larger than the shaker window, applied white paint over the 4x6 Stars Stencil with a dauber, then added a strip of glitter tall tree washi tape and two layers of snowbanks created from torn white cardstock. I traced the shape of the Mini Shaker Window on the panel, cut it out and adhered it to the back layer of the shaker. I always work from the bottom up when assembling shakers. I adhered the next two chipboard forms, then the acrylic layer (protective film removed), added white seed beads, and then adhered the top chipboard form which I colored with an alcohol marker.


I adhered a narrow strip of brown cardstock around the outside edge of the shaker to conceal the chipboard layers prior to adhering it to the card base. I adhered two die cut cats in front of the window, a vertical computer-generated sentiment down the left side and a very thin white cardstock strip down the right side to complete the card front.


I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front as well as a narrow strip of brown cardstock. Since this is a note card, I left the panel blank leaving plenty of room for a handwritten note, and layered it on brown cardstock.


Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Window
4x6 Stars Stencil

Other products used:
White, blue, brown, kraft and yellow cardstock; patterned paper, paper trimmer, white paint, washi tape, circle punch, brown alcohol marker, dies, glue, seed beads

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Here Comes the Bride!

Hi Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today sharing a home decor project. February is the month of love! My daughter recently got married. So I thought it would be a nice surprise to make her a home decor wall hanging, to remember that special day!

For this project I'm using Clear Scraps Printer tray Heart Click Here  These printer tray are one of my favorite products to use when it comes to creating home decor projects! They are so versatile and fun to decorate for any occasion.


To start you'll need some vintage white acrylic paint. Paint the front and in between all the sections of your tray. After your paint is dry, I lightly brushed over my painted surface, with some Luna paste- moonlight Rose. This gives a nice subtle glimmer. Set aside to dry.


We also will be using Clear Scraps shaker-birthday cake. Click Here I thought this shaker would be perfect to use as a wedding cake! I painted the front shaker piece and the sides, using a vanilla acrylic paint. Let dry. After your paint has dried, I added some tacky glue over the top. Then sprinkled some fine white glitter over the surface. Then set aside to dry. 


The paper collection I'll be using today is from Echo Park "Our Wedding" collection. But you could any papers you already have. Take your bottom shaker piece and trace around your shape with a pencil, onto one of the papers. Cut out your shape and apply to your shaker using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Trim around the edges with your x-acto knife and Distress all rough edges till smooth.


Now glue your next 2 chipboard pieces in place. Then chose a shaker filler of your choice. For my shaker I'm using Clear Scraps Wedding shaker filler Click Here peel off the protective film on both sides of your acrylic shaker piece and glue in place. Finish by adding your top shaker piece. Let dry throughly before shaking! I decorated my shaker cake with some mini pink pearls and a bow sticker at the top!


Now chose what papers or journaling cards you want to use to decorate the sections of your tray. In addition to decorating mine with journaling cards, I've also added a photo of the happy couple! Trace and cut out all papers and adhere to the back of your chipboard sections using Beacon glue. Add all chipboard pieces to your tray. I am eliminating the acrylic layer,  but you can add it if you like. Just make sure you peel off the protective film on both sides before adhering. And add any embellishments inside before you add your acrylic layer. Then glue your top piece in place!

Now the fun part! Decorating your printer tray! I like to use a variety of ephermera, stickers, and whatever I have in my stash. I glued my shaker piece over the empty section on the far left of my tray. I fussy cut out the bride's dress and glued between the two top sections on my tray. I added a tiny flower to the sash on her dress and topped the center of the tiny flower with a pink dazzle sticker!

I used some pop dots to adhere the church sticker on the right and sentiment at the bottom of my tray. The ephermera heart I glued at the bottom of my heart tray. Then applied some clear glossy highlights to the top of the heart to add some dimension. Here's some closeups!



To finish my printer tray, I glued some eyelet lace trim along the edges of my heart. Then took some pink tulle and hot glued it to the back of my tray for hanging! 


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafty needs!

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Echo Park Our Wedding collection, hot glue, acrylic paints in Vintage White, vanilla, Luna paste -Moonlight Rose, pink heart brad, Dazzle stickers, fine white glitter, pink enamel pearls, eyelet lace trim, pink tulle, xacto knife, Distress tool, sequins, Beacon 3 in 1 glue.


Lovely Acrylic Wave Slimline Album

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini book I  created using the Acrylic Wave Slimline Album plus a few Clear Scraps goodies!  I  have been wanting to scrapbook my daughter's senior photos from last year for awhile and thought one of the Slimline Albums would be perfect!  


 I  began by placing drops of yellow alcohol ink along the outside edges of my front cover (after removing the protective film).  I  blended in some select areas but did not worry about full coverage.  I    then added Mixative in Snow Cap. 


Once my alcohol ink was dry, I  flipped over my front cover and stamped this wreath image around the edges using StazOn in black.  Again, I  did not worry about it being perfect as I  knew I  would be adding patterned paper to the front of my album. 


I  set my  cover aside to work on my shaker which would be the focal point of the front of my book. Using the 3x4 Rectangle Mini Shaker Shape, I  applied patterned paper to the chipboard base with Beacon Adhesive.  I  then cut away excess paper with an x-acto knife and my sanding tool. 


Here you can see I  added numbers as well as embellishments from the collection I  used along with sequins.  After adhering the acrylic piece, I  like to secure my shaker by using these clip pins while everything dries.  


Next, I  went to work on my Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes. I  painted both with white acrylic paint and then used embossing ink with powder


I  adhered my chipboard butterfly to the top left of my shaker as shown using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I  also added some paper flowers I  had in my stash. 


Here is a close up of my shaker which I  also added a cluster of paper flowers from my stash. 


I  covered my pages with 4.5 x 10.75 inch pieces of patterned paper and used 4x6 photos. I  love the longer length of the pages to add journaling or extra embellishments.



Here, I    used two 4x4 photos which I matted onto white cardstock. 



For this page, you can see I    used my other Fancy Butterfly Chipboard Embellishment Shape.  I  decided to use a light pink embossing powder to contrast the yellow background. 





Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see the Slimline Album by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, puffy sticker, epoxy buttons, gold hearts, foam words:  Cocoa Vanilla Studios; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; stamps: American Crafts; ink: Ranger, Tsuneiko; alcohol ink: Ranger;  embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections, Stampendous; paint: DecoArt;  border punch: EK Success; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbons: Snug Hug;  sequins: Recollections; paper flowers: Prima, Mon Ami Gabi, The Paper Studio; chipboard numbers: American Crafts; stapler, metal charms: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings

Family & Home 3D Frameable


Tami with you on the Clear Scraps Blog with a project I'd like to show you.

Given the number of 3D Frameables I've shared with you, it's no secret I REALLY like them!

I think the concept is great, and love being able to have a piece that I can change out with the seasons.

I had painted the Base with Deco Frame a versatile distressed white so it would go with a variety of themes and colors. 

You can see how I made it by viewing this post: Fall Blessed & Truck 3D Frameable.

You can also check out how I "remade" the frame for the Holiday Season: Christmas & Tree 3D Frameable

This project uses the exact same Base & Frame, but I changed out the theme and used the Home & House Word & Shape...


I have also been experimenting with how to add on items to the frame without gluing them so I can change the designs out seasonally.

Take a look at how I made this project and note how I was able to add the Family Chipboard Word Title on the top...

I painted Home and chimney on the house with peach paint and Family with green paint that coordinated with the papers I wanted to use. After they dried, I outlined them with pen to add some detail...

I traced around the roof and house on the back of the printed papers I wanted to use, them cut them out and adhered them...


To adhere the Family Chipboard to the top of the frame, I cut a piece of cardstock, put it in the frame, and marked where I wanted the word to be. Then I covered the cardstock with the quote and some striped paper. I rounded the corners at the top. Then I inserted the cardstock back in the frame and adhered the Family Chipboard piece to the top, leaving the end of the "Y" to go over the top of the frame...

I added a few more embellishments: some lace along the roof line. And some floral cut outs; which I adhered using removable adhesive so they could be taken off when it was time to change out the frame again...

Thank you for visiting us here on the Clear Scraps Blog today!

Clear Scraps:

3D Frameable: Base with Deco Frame

3D Frameable: Home & House Word & Shape

Family Chipboard Word Title

Other: Simple Stories Printed Papers and Embellishments, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Peach and Green Paint, Fine Black Permanent Marker, White Gel Pen and Vintage Trim

Shamrock Deco Frame Display

Failte, everyone!  Or you might say...welcome!  It's Maureen here with an Irish inspired project that is easy to assemble and glorious in all the lush green colors.  Soon it will be St. Patricks Day, and this will brighten up your home decor with a hint of Spring!


I've chosen the Deco Frame Base to work with for this project, as it reminds me a bit of a Celtic knot.  Of course, I had to select a variety of green papers, especially plaid. 


For this project, I also picked out the shamrock wood piece from the Wood Spring Collection of shapes.  I got to work cutting out the pieces after tracing them with a pencil.  After, I used a sharp blade to cut the slits in the base paper panels.


From here, I coated the backs of the paper with decoupage and spread them on to the pieces.  I let these dry and made sure to spread out all the bubbles.  Once this is dry, I went over the top of each piece with another layer of decoupage glue.  This serves as a protective layer for your frame and helps you avoid rips in your paper.


Now I wanted a delicate border around my frame, so I took the same papers I used for the frame and shamrock and cut out several smaller shamrocks with a die cut.  To get these shamrocks to stand up in a 3D view, I've taken the edge of a dowel and wrapped it around some of the leaves, so they curled upward.  I placed them in the corners of the frame and on the edges of my wood shamrock piece.


In my stash, I had a scrapbook panel that had a lovely Irish saying on it.  I decided to cut it apart and apply it to the shamrock as well as the frame.  I used a white card stock to back it and mounted it with foam squares first.


Once my detailing was complete, I glued the top of the frame to the back wood panel, but left the top edge unglued.  This allowed me to slip my picture in from the top, and will also let me change it out later.


Adding a few small flowers for detail gives this frame a garden look!  Such a pretty decor for St. Patricks Day - but it will also look nice on a shelf all year long too.  I really love these frames from Clear Scraps.  The possibilities are simply endless!

If you'd like to give this project a try, I have a supply list below.  Take care for now and I'll see you next time!


Additional supplies:  Mod Podge, scrapbook papers, flowers, glue, detailing scissors and an Exacto knife



Clear Scraps Chipboard Slimline Album--Happy St. Pat's Decor

Hi there everybody!!  Laura here today sharing another way to

use the Clear Scraps Slimline Albums.  This time it's the

Chipboard Regular Slimline Album that I've used, to give

you a little home decor inspiration for the Springtime!

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These make great mini albums but also GREAT bases for all

sorts of projects!  You can paint, stamp, use mixed media

mediums, stencils, a lot of options!  And here I simply

covered them with pretty St. Patrick's themed papers,

 inked them around the edges, and glued them down. 

I did have to punch an extra set of holes on the center

piece since the holes are only pre-punched on one side.

I used journal cards, stickers, trims and enamel dots

to decorate each section.

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The word "blessed" is from the Clear Scraps collection.

It's one of the Chipboard Word Titles.  You can find all

the different choices HERE in the Clear Scraps store.

You can find one for just about every occasion or holiday!

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Another extra little detail is the scallop border along

the top and bottom of the project.  These are a great

addition to any project with the slimline albums!

This set is the Scallop w/Holes Chipboard Border.

they were painted with black acrylic paint and then

brushed with a bit of green acrylic paint around the

edges, then glued onto the back of each section.

The are linked together with album/book rings

and decorated with some ribbon that matched

the Irish/St. Pat's theme.  A ribbon was added to

the top as a hanger.  Side note:  I left the middle

hole covered with paper here because I knew I

only needed the 2 for attaching the ribbon.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I hope you are inspired to use these slimline

albums for more than just an album!  They

are great pieces for all sorts of projects!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chipboard Regular Slimline Album,

Blessed Chipboard Word Title,

Scallop w/Holes Chipboard Border

Other:  Black and green acrylic paint, ribbon,

foam tape, glue, enamel dots, Doodlebug

Pot o' Gold collection papers, Lots o' Luck

stickers, shamrock enamel sprinkles,

Bella Blvd alpha black.

Howdy Wood Pallet


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

I can always tell when the rodeo is coming to town here in San Antonio because the weather gets COLD!

Like those trailriders somehow pick up a cold front, tuck it in their saddlebags and bring it into town with them!

I was thumbing though my Clear Scrap stash trying to decide on a project and came across the Howdy Large Chipboard Embellishment

Seemed like the perfect time to use it, so I made a sign for my front door using and 12 X10 Medium Rectangle DIY Pallet as a base.

I couldn't resist using the Texas Mini Pallet Shape too. Here's how it turned out...


Let me show you how I made it...

I painted the Texas Pallet red, the Howdy Chipboard blue and for the Chipboard Star, I painted it silver, then embossed it with silver embossing powder.

*NOTE: Leaving Clear Scraps chipboard pieces on their frames while you paint or ink them makes them easier to handle. You can cover the entire piece without getting fingerprints or smudging the paint or ink.


I wanted to make the Howdy chipboard look more like denim, so I distressed them using a sanding block. I went over them horizontally, then vertically, to make them look a more like fabric. After the letters were done, I cut them off of the frame.

I wanted the pallet to have the look of layers of distressed paint. So I experimented with an idea I had to achieve it. I selected several different colors of crayons and ran them over different areas of the pallet. Then I painted the pallet with 2 layers of cream paint. After the paint dried, I used a heat gun to go over the pallet. This melted the wax in the crayon scribbles and raised them a bit to the surface, letting the texture of the wood show through.


Next, I sanded the pallet in the direction of the grain to further distress the paint.


I used brown chalk ink to distress the edges of all the pieces.

I felt like the pallet needed a little "something" and remembered I had Clear Scraps Barb Wire Border Stencil! PERFECT! I inked the design using brown pigment ink, then embossed it with a rusty distressed embossing powder.

All that was left to do was glue all the parts onto the pallet...


Thank you for visiting the Clear Scrap Blog today. I hope this project has given you some ideas to use on YOUR next project!

Clear Scraps:

Howdy Large Chipboard Embellishment

12 X10 Medium Rectangle DIY Pallet

Texas Mini Pallet Shape

Barb Wire Border Stencil

Stars Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Beacon: Zip Dry, Clear Snap: ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Cocoa Pigment Ink, Sterling Silver Embossing Powder and Stylus & Tips, Ranger: Hammered Embossing Powder, Cream, Red, Blue and Silver Paint, Crayons and Sanding Block

Clear Scraps Acrylic Tab Slimline Album--Acrylic Organizer

Hey there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a way to

get yourself organized this year!!

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If you are like me, I'm always looking in the "junk drawer"

 to find where I put this coupon, that business card,

a gift card I got for "x" holiday.  This year I thought

instead of always searching, why not make a colorful,

fun organizer to avoid that frustration!  It started with a

Clear Scraps Acrylic Tab Slimline Album.and the cute

Scissors Chipboard Embellishment!  I decided to 

use alcohol inks to make it bright and colorful.  I did

the cover and back in a mix of 3 colors, and then did

each individual section in one of the colors alone.

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I created a section for grocery coupons or ads.

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Another for restaurant/coffee gift cards.  Here I used

Clear Scraps Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment

To create the card pockets, I used a small piece of

patterned paper and attached small pieces of

cardstock (2"x4") glued down leaving the top open.

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I kept decorating simple with a few strips of scrap

paper and an enamel dot here or there. 

Just enough to give it a little pizzazz.

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To make the larger pocket pages, I folded a 9&1/2" wide

piece of cardstock in half.  It was 10&1/2" long.  I cut

out a section at the top 6&1/4" long to leave the 4&1/4"

"pocket" along the bottom.  I glued the edges to create

the pocket and punched holes to add to the album.

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This section holds rewards cards or retail shop

gift cards or coupons.  Love the cute little hangers?

Clear Scraps Clothes Hangers Chipboard with a little

twine bow.  They were painted with black acrylic

paint, and I brushed the "hanger" top with silver.

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The final pages were more pockets for cards or

tickets or whatever item needed a home!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Tab Slimline Album,

Scissors, Coffee Mug and Clothes Hangers

Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Doodlebug French Kiss papers, enamel dots,

pink, green, blue and white cardstock, crop-o-dile

paper punch, metal rings, twine, alcohol inks,

alpha stickers, glue.

We Are Family 3D Frameables

Hi Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog to share another 3D Frameable home decor project. Have you seen all the different types of 3D Frameables available from Clear Scraps? If not, I encourage you to check them out. 

For today's project I'll be using Clear Scraps Base and Scallop Frame Click Here and we will also be using Clear Scraps Family words and heart shape Click Here


These are such fun to decorate and they make a great gift too.

To begin, remove both bases from your package. I chose two coordinating papers to cover both bases. The papers I chose are from Simple Stories. But any papers in your stash will work.   Trace around your wood base with a pencil, and cut out with your scissors.  Glue your paper to the base. I  recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1. Trim around the edges and using a distress tool, smooth out any rough edges. Make sure you cut out all 3 slots and use your distress tool as you previously did. Then glue your bases together making sure your slots are lined up evenly. Let dry. 


Next take your top scalloped frame piece and trace onto another patterned paper. Glue your paper to the front of your frame. Trim away all excess paper and distress around all edges as you did for your bases previously above. I fussy cut out the scrabble letters We Are from one of the journaling cards. Then adhered along the top of my frame with pop dots. I also adhered a heart sticker at the bottom right of my frame. Then glue your frame to your frame base. 


For my Family wood words piece, I painted the letters with some yellow acrylic paint. After it dries, I inked around the edges using my Distress ink. Then I adhered a chipboard red heart to the bottom letters.  


For my heart shape I covered mine with a bright hearts coordinating paper. I traced, trimmed and distressed the edges as we did before.


I used pop dots to apply my love sticker in the middle of my heart shape and added some pom pom trim around the edge of my heart!

Now slide your 3 pieces into the 3 slots on your base and you're done! Now you have a great home decor piece to enjoy year after year.


Hope you enjoyed this project today and you are inspired to create your very own 3D Frameables!

Here are some closeups!



Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We love to see what you create. So please share. Remember to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafting supplies. 

Until next time, hope you have a Crafty day!


Other Supplies used: Tim Holtz Distress ink Rusty Hinge, Simple Stories We are Family collection, xacto knife, pop dots, Beacon glue, paper trimmer, Distress tool, pom pom trim, yellow acrylic paint. 



The Big Game Scrapbook Page

It's hard to say goodbye to football season, isn't it?  Well, the games may be over but the memories can live on.  In scrapbooks!  Hi, it's Maureen and I'm here today with an idea for you to commemorate those big game day events.


I have done a football themed scrapbook layout for you today that incorporates the ABC Lower Case Letter Stencils, the Mini Helmet Shaker and Game On Chipboard Sentiment as well as the Fall Sequins mix.  The colors you choose are up to you!


This was a great memory for me a few years back, as my 2 girlfriends from college and I went back to our alma mater and performed in the 100th anniversary marching band celebration as alumni members.  We were once on the auxiliary team "back in the day" and it was so great to get together for the weekend and reminisce.

To bring in the homecoming theme, I started with the Mini Helmet Shaker.  I decided to paint the background piece and top rim piece in a golden yellow acrylic paint, to match the school colors.  After it dried, I painted the face guard (is that what you call it??) black.


The shaker was then filled with the Fall Sequins mix, and I added some maroon colored beads as well.  From there, I applied the acetate top (don't forget to take off that protective plastic!) and then the top border.


Next, I worked on the title.  I knew I wanted the title to look like a sunset, since the band's logo for the event was a sun.  I decided to make my own letters with stamping inks, a blender sponge and the ABC Lower Case Letter Stencils.  This worked out so great!  I love the large size of these letters. 


I started with the lighter color, the yellow, on the bottom.  Then I sponged back over the stencil with the burgundy at the top.  Let the ink run dry when you get to the middle, and I recommend a circular motion when you apply the ink.  After the letters were done, I trimmed them with a small detail scissors.


I made some flag panels to add pops of color to the page - this is a subtle shout-out to my fellow "flag-line" girls from marching band!  For this I used a punch to give me a starting guideline on the paper then hand-trimmed the arrows until I was satisfied.  Next time, I'd maybe try a die cut - getting the lines straight is trickier than it looks.


For the other part of my title, I used a bumper sticker from the event and then decided to grab the Game On Chipboard Sentiment.  I did this in a past project and really liked it.  First I cut the word "game" off, base-coated it in black paint, then covered the letters with a gold Stickles glue.  It makes the whole piece pop!


The remaining items are secured to the page with an adhesive that is suited for scrapbooks.  I may add journaling later, but with the addition of the mum stickers I had in my stash, I think it is a great testament to a homecoming game, and the amazing friends that we still are today!

I hope you enjoyed this clean and simple layout - if you want to try it yourself, I have a few supplies below for you as well.  See you next time, Clear Scraps friends!


Additional supplies:  maroon/gold/white scrapbook paper, Distress inks in burgundy and yellow, detailing scissors, flower stickers, Stickles glitter glue in gold


Heart Mini Shaker Scarf Pin


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today.

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Have your lunch or dinner plans made? How about your outfit for the day? Have you perused your wardrobe for the romantic colors of the holiday?

Well you are further along than me if you have! If you haven't; you better start checking things off your Dia del Armor to do list!

The weather here in San Antonio is a bit cooler than usual, so I was thinking I might need to add a jacket and scarf to my Valentine's Day dinner outfit.

And after I decided on those, that sent me looking through my vintage jewelry collection for a suitable scarf pin. But I didn't find anything that said "pick me!"

So I decided to make my own; and I started with Clear Scraps Mini Heart Shaker. Here's how it turned out, I thought it went well with the romantic lace trimmed scarf I had...


And here is how I made the scarf pin step by step...

I painted the solid back of the shaker with pale pink paint, and one of the outline hearts red. After the back dried, I adhered a doily over it.

I trimmed the excess doily from around the heart, then added a lace heart and satin puffed heart at the center. Next I stacked and adhered the other 2 outline layers of the shaker and filled the shaker with different sizes of clear rhinestones.

Once the shaker was filled, I adhered the acrylic heart* to the back of the red painted heart, and then adhered both to the shaker. I added a small cluster of pink paper roses and a sentiment at the upper right of the shaker to add a little more embellishment. *Be sure to remove the protective film from BOTH sides of Clear Scraps acrylic pieces.


All that was left was adding a pinback to the back of the shaker, or you could add a ribbon to use to tie the shaker to your scarf to protect the fabric from damage.

This shaker could also be used to make a card or to embellish a gift bag.

I hope you enjoy your Valentine's Day!


Clear Scraps: Mini Heart Shaker

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Pink and Red Acrylic Paint, Doily, Lace Heart, Puffed Satin Heart, Clear Rhinestones, Pink Paper Roses, Sentiment and Pinback

LOVE Frame For Valentine's Day!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty LOVE frame just in time for Valentine's Day! This project features our Love Desktop Frame and the best part is that it would look great on a desktop all year long! I also used the 5x9 Feathers Layering Stencil to add some tone-on-tone detail to the heart cut-out. I've never been keen on using red and pink together because we always thought they 'clashed' growing up, but I've been seeing more and more projects lately pairing the two colors together so I decided I was going to try my hand at it! And I think I like it! ;)


I started by painting the main L-O-V-E part of the Love Desktop Frame with pink chalk paint, the heart cut-out and large base piece with red acrylic paint, and the small base piece with white paint. I sandwiched the photo and a piece of acetate (to keep the photo dust-free) between the frame and the heart cut-out and adhered them all together. I covered three narrow strips of white cardstock with heart washi tape, adhered them to three of the letters, and affixed several red gemstones to each.


I used some distress ink and the Feathers Layering Stencil to add some tone-on-tone detail to the heart cut-out. The finishing touch was tying a small bow fashioned from white checkerboard satin ribbon.


Here's one more view from a different angle. This was a fun project that worked up fairly quickly with some paint, washi tape, bling and ribbon!


Clear Scraps products used:
Love Desktop Frame
5x9 Feathers Layering Stencil

Other products used:
Pink, red and white paint; white cardstock, washi tape, red bling, distress ink, glue, ribbon

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Clear Scraps Heart Printer Tray Frame--Always & Forever

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little

Valentine's or even everyday love, wedding, family, home

decor project inspiration!

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Have you tried one of the Clear Scraps Printer Tray Frames yet?

These are so much fun!  I started with the Heart Printer Tray Frame.

I painted it red, then stamped with white acrylic paint using a

script rubber stamp.  The colors mix to a sort of soft pink.

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You can see the effect a little better in this picture. 

Love playing with effects like this--something different! 

Another of the great things about the printer trays.  You

choose what you want to do so it matches your project.

Ink, paint, stamping, embossing, glitter glue, crackle

medium.  Only limited by your creativity--have fun! 

So next step, I traced the back of the printer tray onto a sheet

of patterned paper, cut it out and glued it to the back piece. 

Then it was time to decorate.  I used some ephemera pieces,

stickers, and enamel dots.  One of the keys is to layer to give

the project more depth.  I put items under the acrylic tray

cover, glued that and the painted top piece of the frame down,

then I added pieces on top of the frame as well.  I use some

foam tape if needed to layer it onto the acrylic piece.

The upper corner has a gorgeous Clear Scraps Ornate

Flourish Chipboard Embellishment.

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It was simply painted with aqua acrylic paint, glued on and then

embellished with a few more ephemera pieces and enamel dots.

The bottom portion has a few sequins and sprinkles mixed in.

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This mix was a combo of the Clear Scraps Winter Sequins and

Sprinkles Love Mix

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hope you are inspired to give the Clear Scraps

Printer Tray Frames a try!  Check them out HERE.


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Heart Printer Tray Frame, Winter Sequins,

Sprinkles Love Mix, Ornate Flourish Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Doodlebug French Kiss paper, embellishments,

enamel dots, twine, red and white acrylic paint, script rubber

stamp, foam tape, glue.