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Just Be Creative

Hey y'all!! Tmika here with a quick project share. Plus, in my voice "It's So Cute" !! (insert squeal here)

I chose to use this Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Small -

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Such a cute and versatile shape to work with. I thought about adding vinyl and making it a measuring table or adding a related sentiment on it. So many ideas - but ultimately I chose to do something that made my heart smile. Playing with flowers, gold, paint and pretty colors :)

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I painted the board with acrylic paint twice, then took my foam brush and pounced it to make a texture on the board. I added script washi tape and rub-ons (dream & embrace) to create a background.


I used a flourish die from my stash and some gold card stock to add a bit of whimsy. I also made some rolled roses with another die to add a pop of brighter color.  Pulled some pre-made flowers from my stash and made those front and center. Adding a some gold glitter trim as a bow and a sentiment sealed the deal!! I love how it turned out! What do yo think??



That's all that I have to share today. I hope you liked what I made and it inspires you to Dream, Embrace and Just Be Creative!!







Candy Corn Mini Shaker Album

Hello friends and happy Friday!  Halloween is just a few days away and I have a mini album I created to share with you today!  Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays as I love seeing the kids dress up and trick or treat!  I have teenagers now who have gave up costumes a long time ago (which makes me a little sad) but its fun to see the jack-o-lanterns out on the porches and all of the decorations!  


For my project, I used the 6x6 3 Tabbed Chipboard Album and the Candy Corn Mini Shaker Shape


I painted the outside edges of both sides of each page of my album with orange chalk paint (I prefer chalk paint because it dries quickly and I love this color!). 

I also used the same chalk paint on the top frame of my shaker as well as the inside + outside edges of the two middle frames. 


Ususally I would adhere my patterned paper to the base chipboard of the shaker. Since I wanted to use three different colors, I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and lined up each space on the coordinating paper as shown.  I trimmed any excess paper using my scissors. 


I placed orange, yellow, and white sequins in the appropriate spots and then adhered my acrylic piece. I find it helpful to use clips to hold my pieces together while the adhesive dries. 


After adhering the top frame, I again used my Beacon Adhesive to affix my shaker to the front of my album. I then added smaller embellishments from the collection I used. 


Each page is covered with a background piece measuring 5.5 x 5.5 inches that I  affixed using Scor Tape.  I usually leave the inside of my front cover for journaling as you see here. 



I also like to create fun pockets for memorabilia or additional photos or journaling.  Here, I utilized some of the journaling cards from the collection and added metal clips.  



Another way to create additional space is to add a flap using a bone folder.  I  cut a longer piece of patterned paper and scored at 5.75 inches.  I cut and tore my flap edge as well as added a tag for ease of opening. 


You can see there is extra space for journaling as well as a photo. 





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

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, enamel dots, chipboard frames, foam stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scor-Tape, Adhesives by 3L;  metal clips, tiny attacher stapler:  Tim Holtz; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread, tulle

Pumpkin Centerpiece

 Hello friends and welcome to fall.  Sandy Diller here today with a Thanksgiving Centerpiece that will adorn my dinner table.  I simply love all the colors of fall especially the pumpkins.  My pumpkins have some unusual patterns, but all the colors simply shout Fall!

For this centerpiece I used the Pumpkin Wooden Accordion Shaker Album.  As you can see, it is not an album.  These pumpkins are such a great shape and size I just had to use them in a new way.

I arranged the pumpkins with the open frame close to each end.  I painted them orange.

Next came some decoctive papers.  The paper was added using double sided adhesive tape but you could use glue if you wanted. I sanded all the edges smooth and then added some ink on all the edges.  I used a brown ink for everything. 

Before I covered the other side with paper, I made a connecting piece of acetate and glued the pumpkins together leaving a half inch between them so they can be moved about.   My centerpiece is double sided so both sides were covered, sanded and inked.


    I next cut and embossed 12 ovals and edged with the same ink.  I added the letters to spell out THANKS and glued to the ovals.
The ovals were added to the pumpkins and green steams were designed to add on top of each pumpkin.

I had these cute little chalkboard clips in my stash so used them to spell out the word Give and then clipped them to the leaves.

To make the pumpkins stand up I used the base pieces from of the Family Desktop Frame on each end.  Since they are connected to each other the center ones stood up nicely.

My table will look beautiful with this lovely addition.  Happy Holidays,

Let's Gather 3D Picture Display

While I don't experience Autumn in the Southwest quite the same as many of you do, it is still one of my favorite times of year!  We are all so grateful to have cooler evenings again, and our town often has several corn mazes and hayrides, along with pumpkin patches and sunflower fields too.  


Hi Clear Scraps friends - it's Maureen!  I have a picture display idea for you that is a tribute to evenings like this, using the 3D Frameable Base with Deco Frame.  I love the colors and feel of Fall, so I'm choosing a color palette of green, gold and brown.


To start, I've taken a sunflower paper and traced out the top layer of the frame on it, then cut it out.  I also took a craft blade and trimmed out the inside slits as well.  Glue this on and set aside.  If you want a sealed version, feel free to use some Mod Podge too!


To add the Autumn elements to this frame, I've chosen the Gather Word N Shape to decorate it.  I'm "staining" the saying "Gather" and the wagon with a Distress ink and sponge.  I've done this before on the Clear Scraps wood and love the look of it, and it's also a quick technique to make it look like a wood stain.  


The sunflowers in the wagon are an assortment of sticker embellishments I have, and I'm staggering them in the wagon, and using tacky glue to adhere them.  I've also added in some raffia in between to look like hay.  Oh how I love a good hayride!!


As for the base of the frame and the outer frame, I've picked a green acrylic paint and painted on a coat.  When I did, I realized it was a little bright so I added a sponged layer of brown Distress ink to it to make it darker.

The photo is added in from the top - I recommend gluing the outer frame to the sides and bottom only, so you can slide the photo in from the top.


Some additional sunflowers complete the look around the frame and it really is a festive addition to an Autumn-themed decor.

What do you think of this project?  I like something that can assemble quickly in an afternoon, especially when I can choose color schemes and papers that I really love.  I hope you're able to give this one a try this season, because there are so many frame sets to choose from!

More supplies needed are listed below.  Thanks for joining me today - I'll see you next time!


Additional supplies:  patterned papers, tacky glue, sunflower sticker embellishments, Distress Ink in Vintage Photo Brown, green acrylic paint


Haunted House Wall Hanging

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here! If you love decorating for Halloween, I have a Spooky Haunted House project I hope you'll like. Today we'll be using Clear Scraps Shiplap House Large Click here


In addition to that, we will use this Spooky cute mini shaker circle-bats Click here and Clear Scraps Spooky sequins! Click here 

The paper collection I'll be using is Carta Bella Hocus Pocus along with some other items in my stash.

Let's begin by choosing 3 coordinating papers to cover all 3 sections of of our house and the top roof. I traced, cut out, and using Beacon glue adhered all my papers down onto each section. Then trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. I smooth any rough edges using my Distress tool. 


Once all your papers are in place, I took some Halloween sentiment washi tapes and adhered along the bottom edge of each section of my house. 


Using a window diecut from my stash, I diecut 3 windows using black and white cardstock.


For my door, I just cut out a piece of black cardstock measuring 2 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches. If you have a diecut for the door, feel free to use that. I rounded the top two upper corners on my door before adhering along the bottom edge of my house. I added an ephemera tag onto my door using foam dots. I added a candy corn chipboard sticker on top to cover up the hole on my tag. 

Here's a closeup!


Set your house aside for now. We will start to create our mini shaker next. Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Taking your top shaker piece, I painted the bats and around the circle edge, using black acrylic paint. Let dry. Now taking some Stickles-Dark Blue, I applied some onto my bats using a small brush. This adds a nice purple sparklely touch! Now take your bottom shaker piece, trace onto another coordinating paper. Cut, glue and trim away any excess paper. The smooth away any rough edges using a Distress tool. Now glue the two chipboard shaker pieces in place. Fill your shaker with some sequins, beads, buttons, whatever you prefer. I chose Clear Scraps Spooky sequins, since they match so perfectly with color scheme on my shaker. Next add your acrylic layer, but be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering. Add your top shaker piece in place. To finish my shaker, I added some purple and white pearls around the circle edge. Let your shaker dry throughly before shaking! Otherwise your sequins will stick to the sides.

Here's a closer look!


After your shaker has dried, I glued it onto part of the upper right side of my roof! I cut out some images from my stickers, and ephemera tag to adhere behind each window. Adding foam dots to the back of my Frankstein before adhering. I added acouple puffy ghost stickers on each side of the window on the left side. 

Here's some closeups!




Now to decorate my haunted house, I used a variety of stickers, and ephemera pieces. The witch and bat bottle are stickers I had in my craft stash. The ghost/pumpkin and cat were adhered with foam dots on the left side of the door. The October 31st tag I adhered on the chimney and added a bat sticker at the top! Then I also took 3  pipe cleaners and bend them slightly to resemble smoke coming out from the chimney.  Using a hot glue gun, I glued them to the back of my chimney. I chose to add a metal hanger on the backside. But you can add ribbon, tulle or whatever you prefer. 


More closeups!



I hope you have enjoyed this project today! I hope you'll create a Haunted House to hang in your home to celebrate the Halloween season all month long. Please share what you create with us on our Facebook  Clear Scraps Creative page! Shop on the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your craft supplies and check out all the newest products available!

Until next time, Have a crafty day and thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog!


Other Supplies Used: Black and white cardstock,  black acrylic paint, Stickles -Dark Blue, Distress tool, xaco knife, scissors, Carta Bella Hocus Pocus paper collection, sequins, Beacon glue, foam dots, pipe cleaners-orange/green/gold, corner rounder, pearl gems in purple and white, Recollection Halloween washi tapes 

Clear Scraps Square Shiplap Shape Large--Bootiful Home Decor

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

project to get you ready for your Halloween decorating!

Clear_Scraps_Square Shiplap Shape_Bootiful Home Decor(1)So many fun things on this project!  It starts with

the Clear Scraps Square Shiplap Shape Large.

It's painted with green distress paint, then brushed

around the edges with black distress paint.  After

this dried, then it was time to use the Clear Scraps

5x9 Leaves Stencil to create the background.

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I shared this picture to show--even if you are afraid to

stencil--don't be!  I was guesstimating how large I wanted

the background and  needed it a little wider to do what

I wanted after I did the square.  They are very forgiving!

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Looks great!  You'd never know about the "mistake". 

I wanted it to look like it had a frame on here.  You

could find an inexpensive frame to give it more

dimension.  I made a 1/4" frame out of black cardstock

 and then made the focal point center square.

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Along with the journal card, ephemera and stickers,

the Clear Scraps chipboard makes an adorable addition!

The Ghost Chipboard Embellishments are painted with

white acrylic paint and brushed with gray distress ink.

A little foam tape really helps to make them pop!

The "Spooky" Chipboard Word Title is painted in

green distress paint, and brushed with a little

white on top and bottom to bring it out against

the darker background.   Make sure not to miss

these in the Clear Scraps store!  There is such a

huge variety of both!  You can find the Chipboard

Embellishments HERE and the Word Titles HERE.

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The third little ghost is peeking out from behind the corner of

the center area. So great that you get three in the one package!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Shiplap Shape Large, 5x9 Leaves Stencil,

Ghost Chipboard Embellishments"Spooky" Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Peeled Paint, Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Paint,

Hickory Smoke Distress Ink,  PhotoPlay Paper Fright Night

collection kit and ephemera, twine, black cardstock, foam tape.

Scrapbook Layout with Ribbon Shaker


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog with a scrapbook layout that I'd like to share with you.

Have you tried any of Clear Scraps Mini Shakers yet? There are all sorts of designs for holidays and occasions. They are great on all types of projects like cards, altered items, home decor, magnets, gift bag tags and more! You can also use them to embellish your scrapbook layouts. It really adds to the design of the layout while providing an interactive element.

Clear Scraps Mini Ribbon Shaker worked perfectly for this Breast Cancer Awareness layout...


Here is a closeup pic of the shaker...


I used a polka dot printed paper from the paper collection to cover the backer on the shaker. I painted the top layer of the shaker with a shiny silver paint to coordinate with the pinks and greys in the layout.

I adhered the 2 chipboard layers to the base, then filled the shaker with several different shades of pink sequins.

Once the shaker was filled, it was time to finish assembling it. I removed the protective film from one side of the acrylic piece and then adhered that side down to the top of the shaker. I removed the other film then adhered the painted layer. I like to remove the protective film one side at a time. It keeps the other side protected from glue or fingerprints while you are adhering it.

If you want to make your page REALLY interactive, consider putting the shaker on the OUTSIDE of your page protector using velcro. That way the shaker can be pulled off and shaken, something your kiddos might enjoy doing.


Clear Scraps: Mini Ribbon Shaker

Other: Simple Stories: Scrapbook Papers, Cardstock, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, 3D Dots, Silver Paint and Pink Sequins

Ghostly Pink Shaker Tag

Hey crafty friends! 

It is spooky season, which means candy corn is readily available. Using that as my inspiration, I decided to create a candy corn tag, but made it PINK.


First, grab a tag from the Acrylic Tag Album set and a few alcohol inks. Prepare to create the three bands of color exhibited on candy corn.


Remove the protective film from one side of the tag only. Leave the other side of the tag protected with the film for an easy cleanup. Using painter's tape and a heat gun, begin layering ink starting from the top with white, working your way down shades of pink. 


Once that is completed, set it to the side to finish drying. 


Begin working on your Mini Ghost Shaker. Of course I decided to heat emboss the top layer. I wanted a dimensional and glossy look for my ghost. 



I then covered the back piece of the shaker in white cardstock and added in my shaker mix. Assemble the shaker together, remembering to remove the protective film from the acetate ghost layer.



Now that the ghost is completed, grab the tag and remove the remaining protective film. Also grab some embellishments and prepare to decorate.



Below is the step-by step of where I added elements.



Add some ribbon or trim to the top of the tag, and there you have it-- a completed ghostly tag. How cute?! 



If you choose to recreate this project, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,



Happy Haunting

Hi friends and welcome.  It's Sandy Diller here to share a cute home decor item for the Halloween Season. 

I love making Halloween decorations because I love the colors and fun images.

Today I used the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape to create a fun scene.  I also added the adorable pickup truck from the BOO tier tray kit.  The truck comes with these fun pumpkins in the bed, you could use them without the Jack-o-lantern faces if you wanted to make a Happy Harvest scene.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Haunting,


Pumpkin Pallet Scarecrow

I've always enjoyed having a scarecrow decoration somewhere in my home, but once the Southwestern sun gets to them, it's time to get a new one!  This project was a great addition to my Fall decor, and the good news is that it can stay indoors so it can last me season after season.


Hi, it's Maureen with you today!  I have a project you'll enjoy - a scarecrow sign that looks like you purchased it from a craft store, but that you can say you made yourself.  I'm starting with the Pumpkin Medium Pallet, and painting it in a peach color.  This is sanded down and I've added a second coat.


Next, I've sponged some cheeks on my scarecrow with a pink Distress ink and drawn on a mouth with a permanent marker.  Great tip to avoid a non-steady hand with a paintbrush.


His face is super easy to assemble!  Simply cut a triangle in an orange felt and apply to the face.  Take a small die cut circle and cut 2 small circles in black card stock, then apply an X in the middle with a white gel pen.  These become the "button eyes" but you could use buttons too.


I'm also painting the leaf from the Fall Wood Shapes in an apple red paint, sanding it and painting a second coat.  There is another layer of paint applied in the middle of the leaf in orange down the middles, and then again with a lighter peach color too.


For the hair, I'm grouping together several strands of raffia and bound them together with a rubber band.  This is glued to the top of the head. I found a fun burlap paper at a local craft store - for this, I've cut 2 shapes, one in a 2.5" by 9" strip and another in a 5.5" by 4.5".  This will become the hat for the scarecrow. 


Once the raffia is applied, I've added the hat at the top and the strip to the base of the head and used a couple foam strips to match the height of the hat.  I'm using tacky glue to apply these items and letting them dry thoroughly.  I've also trimmed the corners of the rectangle part of the hat.


Then, I found the cutest gingham wired ribbon, so I've tied a bow and glued the leaf to the middle.  This is applied to the hat, along with a cute mum flower sticker.

And now he's a cute guy sitting on my display table!  I've set this on an easel but you could add a ribbon hanger to the back also.  What should I name him?


I hope you enjoyed this project and feel encouraged to try your own.  Make sure you take a look at all the other Fall items that Clear Scraps has this month too!

Until next time,


Additional supplies used:  acrylic paints, tacky glue, black and white marker, Distress ink, wired ribbon, flower stickers, burlap paper, card stock (for eyes), orange felt (for nose)


Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Spooky Season

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

super simple Halloween Decor project! It's a fun one

to create whether you're a seasoned crafter or just

learning to create home decor!

Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Embellishments_Spooky Season(2)It starts with selection of the base piece.  Clear Scraps has

so many options!!  There are shiplap shapes (you can find

them HERE).  They also have shapes for different holidays

and occasions, and in addition, have a huge selection of the

pallet shapes like the one used here.  For this project I chose

the Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape, which is a great basic

to start with.  You can find more choices HERE as well.

Next up, how do you want to cover it?  Paint?  Paper? Stain?

Or?  Sky is the limit here.  One of the things I love.  You can

make this project your own!  For this piece, I used a couple

of coordinating patterned papers.  Spooky with a splash of

color!  After these were trimmed to size and edges brushed

with some distress ink, they are glued down.  Super simple!

Then it was time to add a few little embellishment touches!

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A single 3x4 journal card, edges inked, and a few stickers popped

up with foam tape are about as easy as you can get!  Then came

the Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments!

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These adorable little cuties are the Clear Scraps

Jack O Lantern Chipboard Embellishments!

They were painted with orange and black acrylic

paint, and then I layered some black cardstock

behind each pumpkin to created the faces.  After

they are dry, they are glued to the project, the

smaller pumpkin popped up a bit with foam tape,

and a cute twine bow added to each one.  A pretty

glittery Halloween bow finishes it all off.

Super simple, super cute!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

Jack O Lantern Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  acrylic paint--black, orange, twine,

enamel dots, Halloween tulle, PhotoPlay

Paper Fright Night collection papers and

stickers, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Hey!! It's Tmika here with a project share and step by step process tutorial. I may or may not have mentioned this before, but Fall is my favorite season!! Boy do I love the change in colors, the crisp wind, the football, the food..there is just so much to LOVE about Fall!! A lot of things that I love about fall, happens in my home. I can remember times when all of my children were at home, we would go out to the back yard and play tag football. We would have the fire pit lit, sometimes we made s'mores. We would mostly be too eager to eat them so the stove or microwave it went. lol!! Home was surround by love, games, joy, sorrow, hugs, kisses, food and everything in between. When I think of Fall, a time of reflection..I think of home. So, with that being said..Home is where the Heart is...

For this project I decided on the perfect birch wood to use. The House Shiplap Shape did the trick!


I used a Maggie Homes paper collection called Marigold. I chose two papers that would coordinate together when layered.

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I traced the house shape on both sheets of paper. The top layer I trimmed down a little bit more so that the bottom layer can peek through.

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I laid the bottom layer down with Nuvo Wet glue.

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Once adhered to the board, I distressed the edges with the tip of my scissors to give it more of a shabby look.

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Next I added foam dots to the back of that smaller layer, distressed it as well and added that to the top of the base layer.

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I used some double sided tape to adhere my next couple of lace layers. 

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I added a beige lace layer first, then a beige crochet layer on top of that.

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I then added some paper leaves and paper flowers. I found these in my stash and they worked perfectly!

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I added the green leaf spray and the brown flowers first, then added a pop dot to the larger pink one to make it stand out a bit more than the brown ones.

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Next up is to add some smaller leaves to the outside of the flowers. A tip for this is to just add hot glue to the edge and find a nice tuck spot to hide it :)

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I used chipboard pieces from Prima's Amber Moon paper collection for accents and focus points.

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I also added my circle centerpiece from the same collection,  to my project. I added foam pop dots to the back and placed it just to the right of the top. 

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Finally, I added a small sentiment to tie everything all together. The perfect touch. Here are some cute shots of the final results.

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I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!! What do you think?? 
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Monster Mash Halloween Card


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today.

Can you believe it is almost time for Halloween!? Always seems to "creep" up on me ;) At least the weather is cooling off a bit here in South Texas now that it's October; It was almost in the 80's!

My kiddos are both grown so I don't have the usual bustle of costume making to keep me occupied in preparation for the holiday. Which leaves more time for some sPoOky crafting. 

Have you ever looked at something and seen something other than what it was supposed to be? That's what happened the first time I looked at Clear Scraps Wings Chipboard Embellishments...

They are beautiful wings, perfect to add to a project, especially one with angels. But... for some reason, the top one reminded me of hair for a monster! I couldn't get the idea out of my head, so I decided to try it out on a Halloween card. 

Here's what I came up with...


I thought my monster turned out pretty well! What do you think?

I painted the chipboard wings/hair with lime green paint that matched my printed papers. Of course he had to have googly eyes.  I drew the nose in with a black marker and made the mouth and tooth from cardstock.

The face and hulking shoulders were cut from printed cardstock. 

For a title, I painted Clear Scraps Spooky Chipboard Word Title orange to use as the sentiment. And how could I resist putting googly eyes in the two "o's? Obviously, I couldn't!

I think a banner of different versions of this monster would make a unique piece of Halloween decor. Or you could make tags to hang off of goodie bags using him.

I hope you enjoyed this project; please stop back by soon to see what other great projects the Clear Scraps Design Team has for you!


Clear Scraps: Clear Scraps Wings Chipboard Embellishments and Spooky Chipboard Word Title

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Orange and Lime Green Paint and Googly Eyes.

Spooky Halloween Printer Tray

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm excited to be back to share a Halloween inspired project with you! I know how many people love to decorate for Halloween. So I thought why not create a Home Decor project featuring Clear Scraps Square Printer Tray. Click here


In addition to that, we'll use Clear Scraps' Spooky Chipboard Script Word Title Click here one of the new Clear Scraps Jack-o-lantern chipboard embellishments! Click here and Clear Scraps Deco Chipboard borders!Click here


To begin our project, take your top chipboard frame and cover with some black acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. 


Taking my Spooky chipboard word and some Chalk Ink in purple cover thr top portion of your word. Then using orange Chalk Ink cover the bottom portion. Set aside to dry. 

Take your Jack-o-lantern chipboard embellishments and cut away the top Jack-o-lantern shape. You can save the other one for a future project. Taking some craft glue I applied it to the stem and then sprinkled some green glitter over the top. Shake off any excess glitter. Do the same with applying glue to the bottom of your Jack-o-lantern and then sprinkle with orange glitter. Shake off any excess. Then set aside to dry throughly. 


After your Jack-o-lantern has dried, I took a scrap piece of black cardstock and glued to the back of my Jack-o-lantern. Set this aside for now.

The papers I'll be using are from Graphic45 "Charmed " paper collection. I chose which papers and Journaling cards I wanted to use to decorate each of the sections of my tray. I cut my paper to measure 4 & 1/8 x 4 &1/8 inches. Then using craft glue I adhered each piece to the back of each of my window sections on the bottom chipboard frame piece. Here's how it looks: 



Now its time to do some fuzzy cutting and chose the embellishments you want to use. I inked all my fuzzy cut embellishments with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Take your next chipboard frame piece and glue in place using Beacon glue. This glue has a strong bond and works well with chipboard. I chose not to use the acrylic sheet on my tray. You could add it if you prefer, but make sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering. Be careful not to use too much glue or it will seep onto the acrylic. Add your top chipboard frame in place.

Take your Deco Chipboard borders and trace onto patterned paper. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Smooth around all the edges using a Distress tool. You may also stamp, paint, ink or stencil onto your Deco borders if you like. I inked around all the border edges. I adhered my borders along the top and bottom of the back of my tray, centered evenly. 


Now it's time to have fun and decorate the inside sections of your printer tray. I like to move around all my decorative pieces and embellishments before adhering them. I also used foam dots to the back of some of my elements to create a more dimensional look, as I did for my Jack-o-lantern chipboard piece! Here's a closeup!



I added some pretty multicolored tinsel along the top and bottom edge. I also added some Halloween washi tape along some of the front window sections on my printer tray.  To finish my project I added a metal hanger to the back of my tray so I could hang on my wall. You could add jute cord or ribbon if you want. Or set it up on an easel to display.  Here's how it looks when finished. 


Here's some more closeups!





I hope you enjoyed my project today and will be inspired to create one for yourself. Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue,  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs,  Distress tool, x-acto knife, black acrylic paint, Chalk Ink- orange and purple, Foam dots, multicolored tinsel, metal hanger ribbon or jute cord, craft glue, Martha Stewart Glitter-Orange Sorbet and Peridot, Halloween washi tape


Pumpkin Door Hanger

Hi crafty friends! 


Since it is Fall, I decided that my door needed a refresh. I decided that the Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape would be perfect for this project. So I grabbed my autumn paper pad and got to work. Lately, I have been all about using what I have and not buying the latest and greatest. This project will reflect that.


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Grabbing my paper and the pumpkin, I began gluing on my pages one section at a time.

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Once I completed covering the pumpkin, I was left with below.


Now I began to walk around my home and grab faux flowers and sprigs that were not being displayed. I wanted to accentuate the orange in the paper, so I took some inks and dyed a few flowers to better match. Once that was completed, I arranged the florals along the bottom right side of the sign.

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I then grabbed the Home word from the Word n Shape Home-House set and inked it with distress stain.  I popped that in amongst the flowers.

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I then created a bow with wired ribbon and viola! There is my completed door hanger. 


Let me know what you thing in the comments below. 

Happy crafting,