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Flora and Fauna Milk Can Shaker Card

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty encouragement card in a green and pink color combo (one of my favorites) featuring our Mini Shaker Milk-Can and our 5x9 Circles Dots Stencil. Both products were new in the store last month and really fun to play with!

Let me start with an up-close shot of the Mini Shaker Milk-Can which I created first. Several of the embellishments are recycled from a tag I received from a friend a number of years ago. The tag was adorable so I kept it... but it got damaged and I didn't want to throw it away, so I salvaged the bow, the bird and the ticket. I adhered patterned paper on the chipboard back along with a small paper doily, a punched circle from another patterned paper, and the ticket. I adhered the next two chipboard forms, added white sequins, and adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed) along with the remaining chipboard form. I adhered the bird on a die cut branch, three paper flowers, a charm, and the bow with hot glue.


I cut a mini slimline card base from heavyweight white cardstock along with layering panels from a lighter weight white cardstock and patterned paper. Using the 5x9 Circles Dots Stencil with a dauber and green and pink distress inks, I stenciled the design on the white cardstock panel. I adhered the short patterned paper panel to the bottom, inked the edges, and adhered the panel to the card base. I die cut a shape from green cardstock using a labels die and adhered it to the card front. I adhered the finished shaker along with some iridescent gemstones which completed the front of the card.


I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front and a narrow strip of green cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and layered the panel on green cardstock.


Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Milk-Can
5x9 Circles Dots Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned papers; recycled bow, die cut and ephemera; clear stamp set, dye ink, distress inks, dies, paper trimmer, sequins, glue, hot glue, die cutting machine, small white paper doily, charm, paper flowers, gemstones

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,

Baby 3D Frameable

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the new 3D Frameable themes that were recently released! I  used the Baby-Rocking Horse Word N Shape paired with the Deco Frame to show off an adorable photo of my nephew when he was little!   The 3D Frameables are simple to assemble and you can mix and match themes with different frames!  


For my base, I used chalk paint in light blue for the larger oval.  I then applied patterned paper to my smaller oval using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I  then cut away excess paper with scissors and used an x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth edges.  I again used my Beacon to glue to the two pieces together. 


For the Deco Frame, I applied patterned paper to the front of the frame with my Beacon Adhesive. I again used an x-acto knife and sanding tool.  I  trimmed my photo to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and adhered to the back of the frame before adhering to the frame base.  I used the same light blue chalk paint around the edges of my frame.  Last, I added smaller sticker embellishments to accent. 


For my Word N Shape, I painted lower half of the Baby with the light blue chalk paint (not worrying about my lines being perfect).  Next, I  applied white acrylic paint to the top portion of my word.  Once my paint was dry, I blended yellow Distress Oxide Ink into the white paint (again, not worry about it being perfect). I then added small stickers for accent. 


For the Rocking Horse, I covered it with patterned paper and added a coordinating ribbon and a black enamel dot for an eye.  


Thanks for stopping by today!  You can find all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers:  Echo Park Paper; paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; ribbon: May Arts; enamel dot: Doodlebug; ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon; misc: button, x-acto knife, sanding tool











You Got This! Card with new Circle Grooves Stencil

Hi Ya,

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

Clear Scraps has just introduced some brand spanking NeW Stencil designs! You can check them out here: NeW Stencil Designs

I love the 2 For 1 design of these new stencils. They are great to use to create layers on your projects as they coordinate.

The size also makes them perfect for cards. The Circle Grooves Stencil intrigued me, it compelled me to pull out my pens! I usually use ink or paint on my stencils, but the circles and lines had me in a "graphic" state of mind.

I could just see the circles filled in with a rainbow of colors against a background of black ink, so that is what I set out to create. Take a look-see...


This stencil is perfect for those of you who like to zentangle! I'm sure you could come up with a much more creative way to fill in the shapes instead of the lines I used.

I started by taping my stencil down to a piece of watercolor paper. I then inked in the design using a fine tip permanent marker.

After I had the design all traced, I used some distress crayons to add color to the center of all the circles. Then with a small, barely wet brush, I filled in the circles...


The scary part is always removing the stencil! At least for me! LOL! A little bit of the watercolor leaked under the stencil here and there, but I didn't think it detracted from the look of the card - hey! it's handmade ;)

For the sentiment, I decided to keep on with the hand inked theme and wrote the words on pieces of watercolor paper, cut them out, and outlined them with black pen. They are adhered to the card using 3D Foam Dots...


I cut out the design about 1/8" around all sides and matted it on black cardstock, then adhered it to the front of a 5 X 5 white card base,

I hope you enjoyed this project and will try out some of the techniques on YOUR creations!

Clear Scraps: Circle Grooves 5 X 9 Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Ranger: Distress Crayons, Fine Tip Black Sharpie and Black and White Carstock

Let's Celebrate Pallet Board and Shakers

We are well on our way through this new year and the birthdays, holidays and celebrations are passing by.  Does it ever feel like you just put out decorations for one event, only to take them down right away?  Hi, it's Maureen today and I have a solution to share with you -  this adorable year-round sign.  It will allow you to switch out decorations for the next holiday or event you're celebrating in a snap!  Let's see how it's done.


I've started with the Square Medium DIY Pallet.  These are great for overall home decor and can be hung on a wall or propped up with an easel, or on a shelf.  I've base coated the pallet with an acrylic white paint, then sanded the first layer down for smoothness.


My second layer is another coat of white on the top and bottom panels, and a lime green coat in the middle.  I've done a second coat of this one as well.


Now, I was trying to decide what colors go with various holidays during the year and I decided on a bright red, sky blue and orange paint.  I figured those colors would suit most any event, and would look a bit like confetti!  I'm taking each color and dipping the end of a paint brush handle in to the paint, then adding a dot across the middle panel of the pallet.  I've gone back and done a second coat of each of these also, as well as add smaller white dots too.


While my pallet dried, I picked out a few mini shaker embellishments that I will need this Spring.  For this project I'll show you the Cupcake Mini Shaker and the Easter Egg Mini Shaker.  


I also did one for St. Patrick's Day a couple weeks ago too - with the Shamrock Mini Shaker.  You should check out all the new additions this Spring to choose from!  It was hard to pick just a few.


Both shakers start with painting the top panel in a festive color of your choice.  The base panel is traced onto a few patterned paper designs as well.  To assemble, I've glued on the several layers to the base panel, and then chosen from a selection of sequins and beads at home to fill the middles.  One of the sequin mixes I used was the Lovely Sequin mix for the Easter egg.

Next, glue on your acrylic plate - and make sure to remove the film before you do!  I used a tacky glue for this. I glued on my painted top panels and also added some floral embellishments and ribbon to the shakers..


I've also applied the words "Let's Celebrate" to the 2 white areas of my board with a vinyl lettering.  This font was from the Cricut Design Space but any font (or die cut letter) would work for this.  It's a fun way to instantly dress up a wood sign - follow your instructions for your electronic cutting machine, as necessary.


To get the mini shakers to adhere to the board, I've cut several strips of magnet sheets and glued them to the back of the shakers as well as the middle of my square pallet.  Make sure the magnets line up with each other before you glue.


You could create an entire year of celebrations and save yourself on decorating with this one board idea.  What other shakers would you choose for the Summer or Fall?  I'm really excited to keep creating new items for this board.  I hope you've enjoyed the project today!  Below is a list of a few items you'd want to have ready to create one yourself.  Thanks for celebrating with me today!


Additional supplies:  adhesive vinyl and cutting tool or machine, acrylic paints, magnet sheets, various embellishments, shaker bits and sequins, ribbon, tacky glue, red pom pom

Springtime Acrylic Layout

Hello Crafters!

Can you believe March is already here? That means Spring is just around the corner! I have a springtime layout project idea to share with you today.

We will be using Clear Scraps acrylic 12x12 sheet Click Here along with Clear Scraps Wood Flower shape Click Here


The papers I chose to decorate my layout are from Maggie Holmes "Garden Party" collection. I'll also be using matching stickers and ephermera from this collection. 

To start I cut a green gingham 12x12 paper to measure 8x8 inches. Peel off  the protective film from both sides of your acrylic before adhering your paper to the back of your acrylic sheet. I like to use a clear vellum tape on my acrylic sheet so it doesn't show through.

Then take another coordinating paper. Trace around your wood flower shape and adhere your paper to your flower shape using Beacon 3 in 1 glue.  I trimmed and removed any excess paper from my wood flower shape, using an xacto knife. Then with my sanding tool,  I distressed around all the edges until smooth. 


I applied foam squares on the back of my flower shape. I applied some green distress ink around the edges of my flower,  before adhering to the center front side of my acrylic sheet. Then I added a photo in the center of my flower shape, using foam dots. I applied some flower stickers in all four corners of my acrylic sheet. 


Now the fun part is decorating your layout. I like to use a variety of ephermera, stickers and sentiments. I add foam dots to some of my elements on my layout, to add more dimension and character.  If you prefer, you could punch holes on the top of your acrylic sheet, add a ribbon and display your layout on your wall!


Here are some closeups! Remember to just have fun and let your creative spirit flow!



I hope you have been inspired today and will start creating more precious memories! Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and love when you share your projects with us. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafting supplies!

Until next time,  Happy Scrapbooking!


Other Supplies used: Maggie Holmes Garden Party collection,  Tim Holtz Distress ink -Mowed Lawn, paper trimmer, scoring tool, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, foam dots, vellum tape. 

It's A Good Day

Hello Friends,

It's Sandy with you today and I think It's A Good Day To Be Happy.  Today's card is a fast and easy technique using the Ornate lock Chipboard Embellishment, the new

 5 X 9 Circle Dots Stencil and some Distress Oxide Inks.  This card will be perfect for a friend or family member just to let them know they are in your thoughts.


For this card front I simply used blending brushes to add color to the cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks.   When the ink was completely dry I placed the stencil over it and removed some ink using a baby wipe around the edges. I stamped my sentiment in the center and then after adding color to the chipbaord embellishment I added it to the card.  For a finishing touch I added a few flowers and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,


Clear Scraps Products:

 Ornate lock Chipboard Embellishment

 5 X 9 Circle Dots Stencil

Other Supplies:  Distress Oxide Ink,  cardstock,  flowers, blending brushes, stamp


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Living the Sweet Life LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share

a little scrapbooking inspiration using one of the brand

new Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!

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I don't know about you, but I really love the extra

"something" that a fun embellishment can add to a layout. 

The Clear Scraps Mini Shakers are perfect for that!   So

easy to coordinate to your project with any paper or

paint, or ink you'd like so you can match the colors,

theme, whatever!  They really are a great addition

to any project!  You can really get creative with all

the choices that are available in the Clear Scraps store.

This is one of the new Mini Shakers--the Milk-Can.

Screenshot 2022-03-14 at 17-13-25 Shakers embellishment scrapbooking paper craftsIt's the perfect addition to this farmhouse inspired layout!

Want to find something with a different theme?  There

are SO MANY new shakers!  If you want to check out

what's new and see the adorable new shakers you can

find them HERE.  And find ALL of the shakers HERE.

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To decorate this shaker, I traced the back piece on some fun

patterned paper, cut out and glued to the back, then I glued

on 2 chipboard outline layers.  I painted the top outline with

black and gray acrylic paint.  After everything was dry, I

added some of the Clear Scraps Glamour Sequins, then

glued down the acrylic (make sure to peel the protective

coating off BOTH sides!!) and then the top outline/frame.

I added a bit of twine around the top. I put together the

rest of the layout, the farm papers are so cute with this

milk can!  Lot's of options for this one, farmhouse chic

collections are everywhere right now!  This would also

be a great addition to any home decor project!  

As always, it's only limited by your own creativity!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Milk-Can,

Glamour Sequins.

Other:  Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden--

papers, stickers, acrylic paint--black, gray,

twine, doily, glue, foam tape.

Punny Gecko Chipboard Card

My friends might say I love a good, cheesy joke.  The more groans I get, the better!  Hi, it's Maureen - and I have a project for anytime of year.  It's great to have some all occasion cards around.  You never know when you need one.  So, I have some punny card fun for you today!  I'd love to show you how it's let's "gecko-ing!" Ha!


Okay, I've been waiting to play with these little Gecko Chipboard Embellishments.  They are the CUTEST thing ever!  I live in the Southwest, so it's a double-treat for me.  I'm starting by cutting the geckos off the chipboard mounts - I really like to save the frame they come in for scrapbooking later on too, hint hint!


Base coat your geckos black with an acrylic paint and let them dry.  I like to use 2 coats.


Next, I'm choosing a white card stock card, an A2 size, to decorate.  The fun addition of the Circle Grooves Mixer Stencil is going to add so much pop to this card! 


I'm going with a few different Distress ink colors and some sponge applicators.  Start sponging your first color in the top corner of your card - make sure to tape down your stencil so it doesn't move.

Next, move on to your next color, sponging in a diagonal pattern across your card.  I did bright fiesta colors here!

When you get to the end of the stencil pattern, carefully lift up the taped stencil and place it at the bottom of your card.  It will not line up exact, but that's okay - just find a pattern it aligns to and continue sponging.  You can see where I placed mine above.


Now that the stenciling is done, I've picked out a die cut letter font for my punny phrase and glued it on.  This card stock has a little sheen to it, to add some flair.


You'll next add some glossy overcoat to your gecko (if you wish), along with some gems for eyes.  Let it dry and then glue this little guy to the front of your card!  You could also add some Stickles glitter too.


What other versions of "punny gecko" jokes can you think of?  I'm sure we can tell a few "tails" can't we?? Ha!  In real life, geckos are so fun to watch...they make me smile.  I hope this card makes you smile too!  

Until next time,



Just A Note

Hello friends,

I will be the first to admit that I could be more organized, especially when it comes to my SD cards and thumb drives.  I'm always looking around for which card I used last.  I have decided to solve this issue by making this handy notebook to contain some of my mess.  I used the Notes Wood Card from Clear Scraps to create a place to store my cards.






This wood notebook turned out to be perfect for this project because it already has the holes for rings.
Both front and back were colored with Distress Stain and then the color was lightened using some Picket Fence stain over the Fired Brick.
Next the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil was used to add design to the front.  I used some Pixie Spray to hold the stencil in place and then added gold embossing paste. 



The embossing paste did partially cover the words on the word Notes so I carefully removed it using a craft knife.
While waiting for things to dry I began creating my pages using some vintage paper from my stash. I also created some pockets using decorated coin envelopes.  The envelopes measure 3 1/8" X 5 1/2" so I made the pages the same size.  I used the holes in the cover as a pattern to punch holes in my pages

Everything is bound together with 2 rings that have been decorated with ribbon and then a lock and key were added.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope I have inspired you to become more organized.

Have a great week,

[email protected]


Hoppy Bunny Easter 3D Frameable

Hi Ya'll!

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

Clear Scraps has just introduced some new designs for their 3D Frameables Line; you can view them here: NeW 3D Frameable Designs

The 3D Frameables line consists of wood frame bases and different themed word and shape wood pieces that you can use to embellish the frame. I have a few bases that I have painted in basic colors so that I can change out the themes to match the season, holiday or occasion.

I used the NeW Hoppy Bunny Word and Shape set on this Easter Decor frame. I think the bunny shape is SO adorable!


To make this project, I started by painting the frame and base pieces white. You don't need to completely paint the frame backer piece. I just do the edges. After the paint dried, I assembled the frame by adhering the open part to the backer using 3D Foam Tape JUST around the sides and bottom edges. You want to place the tape around the very outside edges so that you have room to slide your photo or insert in and out...


I covered the Bunny with printed paper and used the Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper from around the edges. I embellished the bunny with a white pom for the nose, small google eyes and a carrot sticker...


I painted the Hoppy word shape with green paint. When it was dry, I lightly outlined the letters using a black sharpie. I also decided to put a grouping of easter eggs in the "O" of the word and a sticker strip with "Easter" repeated...


Since I like to change out the themes on my frame base frequently, I tried to figure out a way to decorate the frame without permanently attaching anything to it. I came up with the idea of making an insert that extended out of the top of the frame. This way I could embellish the frame itself, but still easily remove that embellishment to change out the frame...


I started with a 4 X 7 piece of cardstock. I fit it in the frame - trimming if necessary so that it slid in and out easily. Then I marked where the opening was on the cardstock and where it hit above the frame. Then I added the embellishments to it. I used powder on the back of the parts of the flower stickers that extend off and down on the frame. Depending on what you add to the top, you may need to cut a bit off the top.

I had a big egg sticker, that I thought would look nice added to the frame, so I mounted it on cardstock and cut it out.

Clear Scraps: 

Base with Scallop Frame

Hoppy Bunny Word and Shape

Sanding Stick

Other: Reminisce: Papers and Stickers, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, White Paint, Black Sharpie, White Mini Pom, Mini Googly Eyes, Cardstock and 3D Foam Squares


Vintage Chipboard Tags

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a Vintage Tags project to share. I love creating tags for my crafty friends! Clear Scraps tags are sturdy and so fun to decorate. Click Here We will also be using these cute Clear Scraps chipboard embroidery hoops Click Here


I chose to make only 3 tags from the pack, since I used my other tag for a previous project. 

Start by cutting apart both chipboard embroidery hoops. Save the outer frame for a future project. Paint the top with gold acrylic paint. For the hoop I used a vintage parchment acrylic paint. Set them aside to dry. 


Next trace around your chipboard tag shapes onto your papers. The paper collection I'm using is Frank Garcia's new "Meil" collection. Cover both front and back and make sure to punch your holes at the top before gluing. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1.


Now we'll begin creating Tag 1:

Cut out another patterned paper at 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches and adhere towards the top and onto your base paper using foam tape or dots. I also inked around the edges of all my papers before adhering.

I took some beaded ruffle trim from the collection and glued along the bottom edge of my tag. Now take one of 3x4 journaling cards and adhere with foam dots over the previous layer. I took a Paris Theatre sentiment and curled the edges to create some dimension and glued at the top, above my journaling card. The vintage gal is from the ephermera pack. I adhered her to the side with foam dots. I added a few crystal gems,and a  puffy butterfly sticker. Then thread some pink tulle through the hole at the top and tied into a bow. To finish my tag I glued a gem on the top of my bow. Added some Stickles glitter to her dress. And Luna paste on the flower petals!


Tag #2: I took some honeycomb paper from my crafty stash, and diecut a circle die shape. Then glued this to the back of my chipboard embroidery hoop. For my second layer on my tag base, I cut out a journaling card from my 12x12 paper pad. Inked the edges and added foam dots to the back and adhered in the center of my tag. Now take embroidery hoop piece, added foam dots to the back and adhere at the top of your journaling card. I fussy cut out acouple bees and the hive from leftover papers. Then glue onto scattered areas on my embroidery hoop and honeycomb paper. I glued a chipboard sticker bee at the bottom of my embroidery hoop. Then added a chipboard sticker sentiment at the bottom edge of my tag. I tied some gold tulle through the hole at the top of my tag, along with a cute bee/honeycomb charm! I took some Stickles glitter and added to the bee's wings and bee hive.


Tag 3: I traced around the vintage girl from one of my 12x12 papers. Glued this image to the back of my chipboard embroidery hoop. Add a second layer of patterned paper cut at 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches, ink edges and adhere on top of your base paper  using foam dots. I rubbed distress ink around the edges of my doily before gluing on top of my paper. Then added foam dots to the back of my embroidery hoop and adhered over the center of my Doily. I fussy cut out two butterflies and inked around the edges. I glued one butterfly on my embroidery hoop along with a crystal gem at the top of my embroidery hoop.  I fussy cut one of the sentiments from my papers and adhered towards the bottom with foam dots. Glued the other butterfly above my sentiment. I stapled one of the small empherma tags and glued at the upper right corner of my tag.

To finish my tag, I glued acouple flowers at the bottom right. Brushed the flower petals with Luna paste. Scattered some crystal gems onto my tag. Tied some light blue tulle through the hole at the top of my tag. 



Here are some closeups!




I hope you enjoyed this project today! Make sure you checkout all the new products Clear Scraps has to offer! Click Here

Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: Vintage white and Gold  acrylic paint, Prima crystals and flowers, Frank Garcia's Meil collection, paper trimmer, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, foam tape and dots, Tim Holtz Distress ink Rusty hinge, Luna paste- moonlight pearl, Stickles glitter- Stardust, Crafters Companion scalloped circle die, Gold, light blue and Pink tulle,

Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Bee Happy

Hey there everybody!  Laura is here with you today!

I'm sharing a fun little springtime home decor project!

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Gnomes and bee hives--perfect springtime cuteness!  And

Clear Scraps is right on trend with their BRAND NEW

Mini Shakers!  Here I used the new Mini Shaker Bee.

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I painted the different colors using a paint brush and

black, white and yellow acrylic paint.  The back was

traced out of the black and white swiss dot patterned

paper, cut out and glued down.   The sequins are the

Glamour Sequins from the Clear Scraps collection--

the colors in this sequin mix are perfect for the bee

or the hive shakers!  And if you love this cute little

 bee shaker, there is also, a little beehive, and so many

more of the NEW that you can find HERE in the Clear

Scraps store.  Make sure to stop by and check it out!

And I didn't even talk about the base of this set yet!

It starts with the Clear Scraps Chip Regular Slimline

Album.  I just used 2 out of the 5 pages, so you could

make another great home decor project with the other

pieces!  There are great matching borders for these too!

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If you see along the top--the pretty decorative border is

the Clear Scraps Deco Chipboard Border.  It adds a pretty

extra touch to the project, and is super easy to use by just

painting with gray acrylic paint and gluing to the back of the

base piece.  I decorated everything with some pretty papers

and stickers, and then punched holes to add rings and ribbon

to hold it all together and some twine to create a hanger.

If you'd like to see these great slimline album choices and

the different shapes and types (chip, wood, acrylic)  stop

by the Clear Scraps store HERE.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:

Chip Regular Slimline Album, Glamour Sequins,

Deco Chipboard Border, Mini Shaker Bee.

Other:  Photoplay Paper Tulla and Norbert Sweet as Honey--

paper and stickers, gray acrylic paint, twine, organza

ribbon, flowers, 1" metal rings.

#Hello Layout

Hi crafty friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today with a quick, easy layout to share with you today!  I used the @# Chipboard Embellishment Shapes which I thought would go perfect with a photo of my daughter and her best friend! Especially in this age of social media!  


For the hashtag, I colored the chipboard with Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans.   I found it easiest to apply with a blending brush.  


As for the ampersand, I used my new matte chalk polish in rose pink (the lid has a built in applicator).    I applied the polish in a circular motion and set it aside to allow to dry. 


I used the new 5x9 Circle Dots Mixer Stencil with Distress Oxide in Fossilized Amber to add color to my white cardstock.  Again, I used a blending brush to apply. 


I adhered both chipboard pieces using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries quickly and will not warp your products.  



Here is a close up of the Mixer Stencil + Distress Oxide!  I added in some decorative brads as well as sentiment stickers to accent. 


Telling the story is so important! I added some journaling at the side of my photo. I prefer my typewriter but try to use my own handwriting from time to time. 


Thank you for stopping by today! You can see all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  And don't forget to check out what's new with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, brads, stickers, foam word, chipboard frame:  Simple Stories; cardstock, journaling pen: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; spray ink: Heidi Swapp; chalk polish: Creative Expressions; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 


Pastel Plaid Easter Egg Home Decor

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun Easter home decor project featuring our Medium DIY Egg Pallet Shape, Easter Chipboard Word Title and Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments. Spring is my second favorite season and I love everything that Easter represents!


I started by covering all three sections of the Medium DIY Egg Pallet Shape with a pretty pastel plaid patterned paper and the two narrow sections of the mounting stick that are visible from the front with medium purple cardstock. I always use liquid glue to adhere the patterned paper to the pallet shape and run my brayer back and forth over it several times, and it sticks very nicely. I fashioned a small bow from a pink ribbon scrap and adhered it to the top with a strong adhesive.


Next I worked on the Easter Chipboard Word Title. I first colored it with a teal alcohol marker, and then applied Versamark (from my dirty 'grunge' Versamark pad) and tinsel embossing powder, heat embossed it and let it cool down. I then applied teal ink directly from the ink cube, more Versamark (from my grunge pad) and clear embossing powder, and heat embossed it a second time. I adhered the Easter word at an angle toward the top. I stamped the bunny sentiment in black ink on a scrap of white cardstock, cut it with a stitched rectangle die, and adhered it on 3-mm-thick adhesive tabs just under the Easter word.


I covered the Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments in pink and yellow-orange cardstock, added small cottontails made from cotton balls, and adhered them to the bottom center. I removed the prongs from three colored egg brads and adhered them at the bottom with a strong adhesive. The final step was adding purple glitter enamel dots. 


Clear Scraps products used: 
Medium DIY Egg Pallet Shape
Easter Chipboard Word Title
Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
White, medium purple, pink and yellow-orange cardstock; pastel plaid patterned paper, sentiment stamp, alcohol marker, Versamark, teal and black inks, stitched rectangle die, paper trimmer, liquid glue, strong adhesive, heat tool, tinsel embossing powder, clear embossing powder, stamp positioner, die cutting machine, cotton balls, pink ribbon scrap, adhesive foam tabs, purple glitter enamel dots

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,

Bee Hive Shaker Basket

Hunting for baskets has always been a big part of our Easter celebrations.  Growing up, we always searched for our Easter baskets, and were so excited to see what they were filled with.  Have you ever thought about making your own baskets?  Hi, it's Maureen, and I have a simple basket idea for you, using a Clear Scraps chipboard mini shaker - and the fun part is that it is see-through!


I've chosen the adorable Mini Shaker Bee Hive for my basket because this would be great for Easter, Mother's Day or even a birthday!  I also think that this works well because it has a flatter bottom to stand upright.  My first steps were to paint the back panel black, and the front panel yellow.  I'm using acrylic paints for this.


Since my basket is open, I wanted a pretty pattern showing through the front panel, so I chose one of the mixer stencils, the Circle Grooves Stencil for this project.  I started with a white piece of card stock and sponged a first layer in a light yellow ink.  Next I went over the stencil with an orange ink, dusting only some edges of the circles on the stencil.


From here I traced a bee hive shape on to the patterned paper and cut it out.  I've attached it to the other side of the base piece, and this becomes the inside of the box.


The frame of the box is a 3" by 8.5" strip of black card stock.  I've scored the paper at .24" on each long side and 2.75" in on each short side.  Next, I've cut small triangles on the grooves on the long edge of the strip on both sides. This helps it fold up properly.


This strip is folded up in a U-shape, and forms the base of the box.  I use tacky glue to secure it to the patterned side of the bee hive.  Next, I take the clear acrylic piece, remove the protective film on both sides, and glue it to the front of this basket.  I'm using tacky glue, which dries clear.


It's time to attach the front yellow panel.  I also added a polka dot heart to this panel with some printed paper.  Instant cuteness!


To attach the handles, I've chosen a really cheery yellow ribbon.  Yellow is my favorite color, by the way!! This is stapled to both sides of the basket, and then I glued an additional bow over the staples so they would not be seen.


Your last step is to fill these cuties with candy!  Make sure it's a pretty color because these baskets will show all the fun goodies inside.  If your basket rocks a bit, you can trim one edge of the beehive in the back to make it flat.  These baskets are super sturdy - you can fill them with LOTS of fun!


Would you try this project this Spring?  What other shaker items could you make?  I really love the new Spring collection of mini shakers.  I hope you give it a peek - so much fun to be had!  Below is a list of other items you'll need for this.  Happy hunting - see you next time!


Additional supplies:  Distress inks, black and white card stock, yellow ribbon, polka dot paper, acrylic paints in yellow and black