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Clear Scraps DIY Pallet--Springtime Flowers Home Decor

Hi there all!  Laura is here to share with you today!

Who is ready for warmer temperatures and

the beautiful flowers they bring?  We are just starting to

see some activity here in the midwest and until then,

I have a great little spring decor project using some of

the new items available from Clear Scraps!

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This bright, fun home decor project starts with the

Clear Scraps Square Medium DIY pallet shape.

It's painted a bright cheerful aqua color of acrylic paint,

and then it was stenciled, using white acrylic paint that

was sponged on over the NEW Clear Scraps

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil.

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Love the fun detail and depth this stencil gives this piece!

I also love that you get 2 stencils in one on these

new 5x9 stencils!!  So many different possibilities! 

If you'd like to see all the  options available,

check out the NEW section HERE!

Another of the great new items you can find in the

Clear Scraps store are the fun Shiplap Shapes! 

They come in different sizes and shapes, and you

can use them to create in so many ways! I used

the Circle Shiplap Shape Small in this project.

It fits just perfectly in the center of this pallet shape

so it makes a perfect layering piece!  It was just

painted with orange paint and then I used a strip of

a bright, springtime pretty, floral print paper

across the center of the circle, then added the sweet

little flower cart and sentiment.

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It really creates the focal point for this home decor

project.  The circle is surrounded by pretty paper

ephemera flowers to really make it pop!

Feels like Springtime doesn't it?!  And super quick and

simple!  Just a few enamel dots and it's complete!  If

you wanted you could add a ribbon to hang this from,

or just display it in an easel.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil,

Circle Shiplap Shape Small.

Other:  Acrylic paint--aqua, orange, white,

Simple Stories Full Bloom--papers, ephemera,

foam tape, glue, enamel dots.

Bizzy the Bee Gnome Decor

Little gnomes, little gnomes...everywhere I turn!  Hi, it's Maureen with you today - how did the gnome trend get to be so popular?  Is it their short little bodies, or their cute little faces?  I admit I have also jumped on the bandwagon and am starting to be a regular gnome lover.


Perhaps it's because you can dress them up as practically anything!  And that is what we are doing in this project - I've got a cute idea to turn the Clear Scraps Medium Gnome #1 into a bumble bee.  I've actually named him - Bizzy the Bee!


The little curl in this gnome's hat is undeniably cute.  I've started with the hat, in fact.  I've traced 2 copies on to both yellow and black paper and then cut out the shapes.  I did the same with the gnome's body.


Next, I took a scissors and cut the hat apart in stripes (the body too).  When I eliminate every other piece, these pieces become the stripes of both the hat and body parts.


Before gluing these on, I took a sponge and some black ink and sponged the sides of the yellow stripes for dimension.  These really make the design pop on your gnome!


I've assembled the hat and body, and then I used tacky glue to adhere the yellow paper stripes on my gnome.  This is the point you will want to coat the top with a thin layer of decoupage, if you are hoping to seal it on your shapes.

Next up is the antenna.  For this, I'm taking black floral wire and wrapping it around a paint brush handle.  I'm poking a hole in a white pom pom and using a bit of tacky glue to stick them on the ends.  Let these dry completely.


When the antenna is ready, I've taped and glued them to the bottom gnome piece.  I'm using tacky glue because it really holds well on the wood.  Glue the striped hat on top.  One tip:  I used clothespin clips to hold the top hat to the bottom piece while it dries.  Otherwise the hat gets pushed up by the wire underneath.


Okay, this part excites me - have you seen the newest mixer stencils??  The Wave Mixer Stencil is PERFECT for creating the hairy beard look.  First, coat the beard piece in white acrylic paint, then lay the stencil over the beard.  Use a VERY dry brush of gray paint, and brush it back and forth, moving the stencil as you go.  It's super cute!!


My final addition to my gnome is to add the Bee Mini Shaker piece along with his nose and hands, painted in peach paint.  For the shaker, I used the bottom base and added yellow polka dot paper.  The top layer is just one of the chipboard layers painted black.


Final embellishments are up to you.  Here I've added a rosette and his name in paper for the hat, a bow to the bee and some white gel pen details in spots all over the gnome.


I love this little guy...and his sunny disposition!  I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Additional products you need are below.  I'll "bee" seeing you soon!


Additional supplies:  yellow, black and printed papers, acrylic paints, floral wire, pom poms, white and black detail pens, ribbon


Large Cow Head Shiplap Shape

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share one of the new Shiplap Shapes that were recently released!  How adorable are these home decor pieces?  I used the Large Cow Head Shiplap Shape to create a fun door hanger and I'm going to show you my techniques. 


I began by painting the middle of my Shiplap Shape with chalk paint in off white. I did not worry so much about having perfect borders but did ensure there was adequate coverage.  


Once my paint was dry, I added two strips of painters tape as shown.  I tried to space my tape evenly apart (but it does not have to be perfect). 


Next, I used chalk paint in black to cover the outside edges of my Shiplap Shape. I found adding two coats of the paint covered the wood nicely. 


Using my Silhouette and a fun font, I cut out a sentiment on black vinyl.   Once I  finished weeding my letters, I used transfer tape to apply the sentiment to my wood.  


Here is a close up of the finished sentiment! 


For accent, I added ribbon, eucalyptus, and a button to the right ear of the Cow Head.  I  affixed all of the above using my hot glue gun.  I then added some thicker rope in order to hang my creation! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see everything that is new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  paint:  FolkArt; vinyl, tranfer tape: Cricut: misc:  ribbon, eucalyptus, button, hot glue gun, painters tape. 

Clear Scraps 3D Frameables--Baby Mine

Hello there everyone!  Laura is here with you today

to share a sweet little project using one of the newest

3D frameables from Clear Scraps!

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The great thing about the Frameables, is you can chose

the frame you want and the add on set you want.  You could

paint the base and frame a neutral color and change the add

on for whatever season or look you are going for at the time. 

Or you can do as I did here and create this as a piece that

will stay on a desk, in a nursery or part of home decor!

This project started with the Base with Deco Frame

Next up, choosing the insert piece set (you can find the

 choices HERE)--the Word n Shape Baby Rocking Horse.

The base pieces, frame and word "baby" were painted

with acrylic paint (white, gray and green).  Edges of the

frame and base were brushed with white.  You can also

cover pieces with patterned paper as well.

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That is what I did here on the rocking horse.  I traced it

onto patterned paper, cut it out, glued it on.  I did go over

the edges with a sanding file to make sure they were

smooth with no extra paper.  This is always a great tip if

you don't want to stress about your fussy cutting skills!

I also brushed the edges after it was glued down with

white acrylic paint for a softer look.  A sticker and a

bow finished it off nicely.  It's also great to add a little

something to the "word" portion of the set to make

it pop a bit more.

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Just a white organza ribbon tied around with a sticker.

It's a simple, but cute touch!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Make sure to stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  3D Frameables--Base with Deco Frame,

Word n Shape Baby Rocking Horse.

Other:  Acrylic paint-white, gray, green.  Ribbon,

 Carta Bella Baby Mine--paper, stickers, foam tape.

Drinking Out of a Mason Jar is a Cute Thing!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a 3-D shaker refrigerator magnet featuring our Stones Stencil and Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments! I love 'thinking outside the box' with my crafty projects, and all it took to make the chipboard into a 3-D shaker was a couple double-sided adhesive foam strips and some acetate! The Stones stencil is one of several new stencils in the store and I used it with distress inks to embellish the banner on the front of the mason jar. 


I started by coloring the top chipboard form of the Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments as well as the edge of the chipboard back with a gray alcohol marker. I cut a piece of white cardstock and a piece of clear acetate the shape of the mason jar chipboard back, set aside the acetate piece, and colored three-quarters of the white cardstock with a yellow alcohol marker to resemble lemonade. I stamped a whimsical lemon in the bottom right corner in three coordinating yellow inks, and adhered the cardstock panel to the chipboard back so it's visible through the aperture.


I adhered the paper straw in place and then added two double-sided adhesive foam strips around the edge of the mason jar, one on top of the other. I placed the top chipboard form onto the adhesive strips, added yellow sequins, and adhered the acetate piece on the very top to resemble glass. I added a twine bow around the top of the mason jar as well as a die cut banner with a computer-generated sentiment that I stenciled with the Stones Stencil and three distress inks.


I adhered a strip of cardstock around the outside edge of the mason jar to conceal the adhesive foam strip, and then adhered two small disc magnets on the back with distress collage medium which finished the project.

Clear Scraps products used:
Stones Stencil
Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Cardstock, clear stamps, dye inks, stamp positioner, alcohol markers, distress inks, blending brush, die, paper trimmer, craft glue, collage medium, adhesive foam strips, paper straw, sequins, craft plastic, twine, small disc magnets

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 Girl 3D Frameable


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today.

Clear Scraps has added some NeW additions to one of their more popular lines - 3D Frameables. You can see all the new designs HERE, they are towards the bottom of the page.

Among the NeW designs is one perfect for YOUR new addition or as a gift for a new addition! It's the adorable Baby and Rocking Horse Word n' Shape Set that is used on this sweet baby girl frame...


I used the Deco Base and Frame with the new set.

I painted the frame and base with brown paint first, then when that dried added a layer of white. I used sandpaper to distress the paint and let some of the brown show through, especially to the edges.

I have also been experimenting with adding an "insert" for the frame so that I can add embellishments to the frame without actually attaching them. That way the theme of the frame can easily be changed out...


I cut a piece of heavy cardstock long enough to stick out of the top of the frame a bit. I added some printed papers to the cardstock, then added an embellishment to the top and my quote to the center.

For the Baby Wood Word, I painted it pink, distressed it with a file and some ink and then added stitching lines using a white pen...


I used two different printed papers on the rocking horse, then added some tiny flowers with silver cord to embellish it...


I wanted to add a few more flowers to accent the frame, but I wanted them to be removeable as well, so I adhered the flowers together and let them dry. Then used a bit of poster tac to add them to the frame...


There are so many great designs in the 3D Frameables line now. What a nice unique gift for someone special or special occasion to put together a frame and several theme sets!


Clear Scraps: 3D Frameables: Baby and Rocking Horse Word n' Shape Set  and Deco Base and Frame

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers, Cardstock, Flowers, Mini Pearls, Silver Cording, White, Brown and Pink Paint and White Pen, 

Hey There Cupcake

Hello and welcome,

It's Sandy Diller back with a fun Birthday Card that has been sent to my friend for her day of celebration. I've used the Cupcake Shaker from Clear Scraps to create this happy card.

This is a 5.5" square card where I've used double sided cardstock for a festive look.

I prefer to begin by using gesso to cover all the parts of the card.  By using gesso you get a clean white base to work with.


Next I used a glossy white paint for the parts that will show when the card is completed. 


After stacking two of the cupcake tops together I traced around the bottom of the cupcake to cut out a cupcake paper.  I used a crimper to make the ridges and then glued the paper to the cupcake base.  At this point a little touch up paint was required.


The stacked layer was glued to the cupcake and the shaker elements were added.



Be sure to remove the protective film from both sides of the acrylic piece and then add to top of cupcake.  Finish the cupcake by adding the remaining top piece.


A greeting was stamped on the blue panel and then added to the white one and then to the card after adding a ribbon and bow. 

To finish off this card all I needed to do was glue on the cupcake.

Thanks for joining me today I hope you have enjoyed the process,


Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes--Bee-utiful Spring Decor

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

easy project with one of Clear Scraps BRAND NEW Shiplap Shapes!

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How cute is this little Cutting Board Shiplap Shape?!!  The great

thing about these shapes is that the smaller versions are a GREAT

fit for the cute little tiered trays everyone loves to decorate!  This

 shape and several others are are available in the store now! 

There are some great options for all of your project ideas, and

also some are in the larger version!  Make sure to check out

the "what's new" section in the Clear Scraps store right HERE!

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Such a cute addition to spring/Easter decor in this display!  And

very easy to create this project.  The base Shiplap Shape was

painted using gray and white acrylic paint brushed lightly onto

the surface. A little of the wood was left to peek through to give

it a lot of texture.  To give the handle on the board a little pizazz,

one of the new Clear Scraps Stencils to the rescue!

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The 5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil has a great "stripe" stencil as one

of the two in one choices on these stencils.  A little white acrylic

paint was dabbed onto the handle through the stencil to create

the stripes.  With these new stencils, love you can get double the

creativity from one stencil!  If you'd like to see all of the options

available of these versatile stencils,  you can find them in the

"what's new" section of the Clear Scraps store as well!   Pop over

to visit and check out all the newness!

The project was completed with a few pieces of ephemera,

a little foam tape, a cute bow and it was ready to use in my decor!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Small

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil

Other:  Acrylic paint--white, gray, ribbon, twine,

Simple Stories Full Bloom Bits & Pieces, foam tape.

Mini Shaker Suncatchers

Hello Clear Scraps friends!  Has the sun started to come out where you live?  I hope many of you are beginning a warm-up this season.  It's Maureen with you today, and where I live - I see the sun a lot.  I wanted to try a craft that was a little out of my norm, so I decided to work on a few sun catchers and wanted to share the results with you!


I've been playing around with the alcohol inks this year quite a bit, and I love watching what they do on various surfaces.  One of the most recent tests is using inks on acrylic, and since the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers have acrylic plates, I thought - why not try to make a few home decor items to hang in my window?


I've chosen the new Bumble Bee Mini Shaker, the Bee Hive Mini Shaker and the Flower Mini Shaker for my project.  I thought these would go together nicely hanging in my window, don't you think?  


The first step was to pull out the acrylic panels from each one and remove the front and back protective plastic film.  Next, I've chosen an assortment of colors, making each one a bit different.  


For the flower, I'm doing a lime green, pink and a splash of red.  For the bee, I picked yellow and orange.  And, for the bee hive, I experimented with a couple blues and a yellow - knowing I would probably get a splash of green out of the mix!

I've learned to make sure and wear gloves, as well as have some protective plastic and paper underneath my projects.  To make the patterns, simply drop one drop at a time onto the panels.  Some run really fast - so if you don't like that, make sure you have a piece of paper towel nearby to dab up the extra ink.  


Let each color layer dry thoroughly before applying another color.  I also like to start with light colors first otherwise dark spreads too fast across the sheet.  Some sheets I tipped to let the ink run, and others I let sit - or you can also use a hair dryer to blow it around!

The great part about alcohol inks is that if you don't like the look on acrylic, you can use an alcohol blending solution and it "erases" what just happened!  I did that a few times until I got my color mixes right.


While my panels dried, I painted a front and back chipboard piece for each shaker in assorted acrylic paints.  Since this project will spin around, it's important to paint both sides.  Also - a friendly reminder:  for pieces like the bee hive, make sure you are pairing them up as a mirror image.  That will allow you to glue them back-to-back.


Now, I am just using tacky glue to secure them to the stained acrylic panels; but, before you glue one panel down, slip a piece of fishing wire underneath the border.  This will be your hanger when it dries!


Okay - so my sun catchers have dried, and now I've chosen some really pretty beads that will look good in the light.  I'm slipping these down the fishing wire hangers in various patterns, and then tying the top securely in a knot.  I've also embellished my shakers with some ribbon and flowers too.


The shapes are ready to hang!  You can use a suction cup hanger on your window, or in your favorite tree outside!  If you do use them outside, I recommend sealing them with a couple coats of waterproof sealer first.


I absolutely love the cheery look to these!  What mini shakers would you choose if you tried this project?  I hope you enjoyed this craft today - stay warm, everyone!


Additional supplies:  Ranger alcohol inks and blending solution, gloves, protective plastic or paper, paper towels, acrylic paints, fishing wire, assorted beads


3D Frameable Vacation

Hello and happy Monday!  It's Jennifer here to share one of the new 3D Frameable themes!  If you haven't had a chance to play with these you need to! You can mix and match Word N Shapes with the three different wood frames.  For today's project, I used the Vacation-Palm Tree Word N Shape paired with the Square Frame.  This is perfect to display a favorite trip photo or for an upcoming summer vacation! 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I covered the Square Frame and smaller oval of the base with patterned paper.  I  cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife with a healing mat.  I  then smoothed edges using a sanding tool. 


I  then painted the larger oval of the base with chalk paint in light blue. Any type of paint will work with the birch wood but I do love using chalk paint as it dries quickly and has a classy look. 


I again used my Beacon adhesive to adhere the square frame to the base as shown. I find it helpful to use clips to hold the two pieces together while my adhesive dries to ensure a good seal. 


Next, I went to work on my Word N Shape pieces.  Using a blending brush, I applied Distress Oxide Ink to the bottom 2/3rds of my word.


I then applied embossing ink to the top third of the wood word followed by using pink glitter embossing powder. I set the powder using a heat tool. 


For my Palm Tree, I again used blending brushes with Distress Oxide Inks to color the trunk and fronds of the tree.  


I wanted to add some sparkle to the top of my Palm Tree so I used green glitter embossing powder; I love how it turned out! 


Here are close ups of my different elements! You can rearrange them to fit whatever theme or holiday you are wanting!  




Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all things new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers:  Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; ribbon: May Arts; Distress Oxide ink, embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections, Ranger; paint: FolkArt; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, healing mat, heat tool. 

Hoppy Easter 3D Frameables

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here! Today I'm sharing a home decor project using Clear Scraps new 3D Frameables!  For this project we'll be using Clear Scraps Base and  square frame Click Here   along with Word and shape Hoppy/Bunny Click Here 


The papers I chose to decorate my 3D Frameable are from Echo Park, My favorite Easter collection. But any paper collection you have on hand will work just fine. 

To begin I chose 2 coordinating papers to decorate the 2 bottom bases. Trace around each base with a pencil. Cut out and glue your paper to each wood base. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1. After your glue sets, trim around the edge of each base, using an xacto knife including the 3 slots on top of each base. Distress around the edges using Clear Scraps sanding tool Click Here  till smooth. Distress the inside slots too.  Then glue both bases together lining up the slots. Set aside to dry.


Next take your Hoppy wood words and cover front and sides using a light pink acrylic paint. Once dry I added several enamel dots to my Hoppy words. 

For my bunny shape I traced onto a bunny pattered paper and glued, trimmed and distressed along the edges as we did previously. I glued one small pompom for his tail and layered acouple vellum flowers on his neck. Then added a small enamel dot for my flower center.

Take your square frame and trace onto another patterned paper. Repeat steps as before. Or you can add paint, stencil, glitter to your frame if you desire. I like to add a photo on the back of my frame. This is a great way to display a special photo memory to enjoy for years to come.


I decorated my frame adding foam dots to the back of my Easter sticker letters and adhered along the top of my frame. Then added acouple egg stickers to the left side of my frame. 

Now slide your pieces into the slots on your base and arrange as you desire. I glued some blue twine along the edge of my top base piece. 


Here are some closeups!



I hope you are inspired today and will start creating your own 3D Frameables! These make great gift ideas and come apart for easy shipping. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here and see all the new products Clear Scraps has to offer! 

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


Other Supplies used: pink acrylic paint, foam dots, Echo Park My favorite Easter collection, enamel dots, pompom, Beacon glue, paintbrush, sanding tool or distress tool, x-acto knife, vellum flower.

Bunny Kisses & Easter Wishes 3-D Frameable

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun Easter home decor project featuring one of the new 3-D Frameables in the store - the Base with Scallop Frame and Word n Shape Hoppy-Bunny! I used a combination of patterned papers, washi tape, alcohol markers and the hubby's Dymo labeler from back in the day. Remember the Dymo labelers?! LOL! I'm not really laughing too hard because they are making a come-back... I've seen quite a few projects lately with those awesome funky vintage labels!


I started with the Base with Scallop Frame. I covered the smaller base piece with green and white gingham paper and the larger base piece with green wood-look paper, and adhered them together. I then covered the scallop frame with ombre purple wood-look paper and added four long strips of purple skinny washi tape. I printed the large Easter sentiment on white cardstock, colored the hearts and eggs with alcohol markers, and adhered it between the layers of the frame.

Next, I moved to the Word n Shape Hoppy-Bunny. I covered the bunny with pink and white gingham paper and added mini wiggly eyes and a blue seam binding bow around her neck. I colored Hoppy with a yellow alcohol marker and added the Easter sentiment created with the Dymo labeler.


Here are a couple angled shots. These 3-D Frameables are super fun! If you've not played with any of them yet, why not?! A good time is guaranteed! ;)

Clear Scraps products used:
Base with Scallop Frame
Word n Shape Hoppy-Bunny

Other products used:
Patterned paper, digital Easter sentiment printed on white cardstock, alcohol markers, craft glue, brayer, skinny washi tape, wiggly eyes, label maker, blue seam binding

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,

Stenciled Flower Pots Canvas Bag


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today.

I hope you are enjoying some lovely Spring weather where you live. The days have been REALLY pretty lately, lots of sunshine, blue skies and gentle breezes here in Texas.

The nice weather gets me thinking it's time to do some Spring planting! And not only in my flower pots, how about in some Springtime crafting?

Clear Scraps has some really great stencil designs and one of them is the 6" Flower Pots Stencil...

I had recently purchased several blank canvas bags and I thought this stencil would be a great way to dress one of them up a bit.

Take a peek at my finished bag...


I started by applying 2 different colors of Fabric Ink to each flower - adding some shading around the outside with the darker color. Then I used green for the stems and brown with a bit of orange for highlights on the pots. I then heat set the inks - follow the directions for your specific type. I decided to loosely outline the designs with a fine tip black permanent pen. I had some green felt leaves so I adhered them to the stems. You could also cut some out yourself.  As a finishing touch I adhered buttons tied with twine to the centers of the flowers.

Dressed up canvas bags would make nice inexpensive party or wedding favors. Or make a set for yourself to to use when you travel. 

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!


Clear Scraps: 6" Flower Pots Stenci

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Fabric Tac, Clear Snap: Fabric Pigment Inks, Fine Tip Black Permanent Pen, Felt Leaves, Buttons, Twine and Canvas Bag

Rejoice Easter card

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I have a Easter cardmaking idea to share. I think handmade cards are as much fun to create as to receive. Don't you? Have you seen all the new shakers and stencils now on the Clear Scraps website? Be sure to check them out.

Today's card features the new Clear Scraps  Plaid mixer stencil Click Here  Easter egg shaker Click Here and chipboard mix crosses Click Here


To begin I started with a 7x6 white card and 3 bright colored Distress inks. I chose Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn. Tape your stencil in place with Washi tape. Then using an ink dabber, apply each color of Distress ink using a circular motion.


I alternated my colors over each section of my stencil. I just love the Plaid design. Don't you? Carefully lift off your stencil from your paper. Then I matted my stenciled card onto a piece of bright pink cardstock. Trim leaving a 1/8 inch pink border around the edge. Apply some foam tape to the back before adhering to 6x6 white card base, leaving about 1/8 inch of my white card showing. Set your card aside. 

Now take your shaker pieces out of your package and using a pencil, trace around your bottom shaker piece onto a patterned paper of your choice. Then using Beacon glue, adhere your paper onto your shaker piece. Trim around the edges and using a sanding or Distress tool, smooth out any rough edges. Take your top shaker piece and decorate with paint, inks, or glitter as I did. For my chipboard mixed crosses, I cut apart one of the crosses the other crosses I'll save for a future project. I added gold glitter to my chipboard cross. Set aside these pieces till throughly dry.


While drying, glue your next 2 chipboard shaker pieces on top of your bottom piece. Fill your sections of your shaker Easter egg with sequins, confetti or beads. I'm using Clear Scraps Spring shaker filler Click Here 

Now peel off the protective film on both sides of the shaker acrylic piece. Then glue and adhere on top of the other layers.  Add the top shaker piece. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking! I then took some pink acrylic paint and applied around the sides of my easter egg shaker. 


Now its time to decorate your card! I arranged my Easter egg shaker and chipboard cross where I desired before gluing onto my card base. I added a few sticker sentiments, a Easter egg sticker border along the bottom edge. Then some enamel dots to finish my card!


Here's acouple close-ups!




I hope I've inspired you to get out your crafty supplies and start making Easter cards to send to all the special people in your life! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all the new products they have. Click Here 

Thsnk you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: Tim holtz Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn. Foam tape, Beacon glue, Distress or sanding tool, trimmer, xacto knife, Martha Stewart glitters in Cotton candy, limeade, lemon drop and gold. Light pink acrylic paint, Echo Park My favorite Easter enamel dots, stickers.



Mini Album for the Coffee Lover!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun mini album for that coffee lover in your life! This album was created with our Blank Wood Card and Mini Shaker Coffee Mug and it has lots of room for photos and journaling! This shaker is the coolest - it has three compartments for shaker bits! 


I started by painting both sides of the Blank Wood Card panels with Java chalk paint and lightly sanded the panels to expose the edges and corners for a little bit of a distressed look. I colored the top chipboard form of the Mini Shaker Coffee Mug along with the edges of the remaining forms and back with alcohol markers. I adhered pieces of three different patterns of Coffee Background ATCs from my stash to the chipboard back so they're visible through the apertures. Then, working up from the bottom, I adhered the next two chipboard forms. I added shaker blends to the three compartments, removed the protective film from the bottom side of the acrylic divider, and adhered it. I removed the protective film from the top side of the acrylic divider, adhered the top chipboard form, and adhered the shaker to the top of the mini album. I added two coffee bean brads (prongs removed) with distress collage medium to complete the front of the album. 


I cut four pages for the inside and punched holes in the tops. I created hole reinforcements using two circle punches, colored them with an alcohol marker, and adhered them to both sides of each page. Using a variety of cardstock, ATCs and other ephemera, dies, clear stickers, and brads, I decorated each page. The assembly is always the most fun to me! ;)

And here's a shot of the back after I added the rings and ribbon.


Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Mini Shaker Coffee Mug

Other products used:
Cardstock, ATCs and other ephemera, dies, clear stickers, brads, paint, alcohol markers, paper trimmers, glue, collage medium, die cutting machine, shaker bits, binding rings, 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,