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Jack-O-Lantern Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello friends! Its October and that means Halloween will be here in a few weeks! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for as well as to create crafty projects for! Today, I'm sharing a layout I made using some of the new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I have this adorable photo of my niece and nephew trick or treating from a couple years ago and thought the Jack-o-lantern Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would be a perfect accent! 


I began by painting my Jack-o-lanterns with chalk paint in a nice bright orange. 


Once they were dry, I covered the entire surface with embossing ink.  I then added a generous amount of embossing powder in a nice bright Holographic color. Once I removed the excess powder, I set with my heat gun.  I repeated these steps on the second Jack-o-lantern and backed each with patterned paper 


I wanted to add some dimension to my background next to my photo and secured the 5x9 Circle Dot Mixer Stencil with washi tape.  With a spatula, I  applied a thin layer of modeling paste in a downward motion. I did not worry about my paste being perfect and filling all of the holes. 


Once my paste was dry, I placed my stencil over the top of my modeling paste and blended in Distress Oxide Inks (again not worrying about my technique being perfect)



I affixed my Jack-o-lanterns to my page using foam dots and Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. For this one shown, I added a small amount of Halloween colored bakers twine.



Here are some close ups of the Jack-o-lantern along with the modeling paste + Distress Oxide.   You can also see that I  added splashes of spray ink as well as enamel dot and brads.




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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, enamel dots:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Inks, Spray Inks, Embossing Ink, Embossing Powder, pigment ink: Ranger;   bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; date stamp: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread

Pumpkin Cutie Magnet

I have pictures of both my kids in their very first Halloween costume, and each year I take out those magnet frames and put them on the fridge in the Fall.  However, this year the frame for my son's picture broke.  Never fear...Clear Scraps to the rescue!


Hi it's Maureen - I'm here to share an easy project for any of those Halloween memories you'd like to remember.  I've created a magnet frame using the Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker.  This project was so nice to put together quickly on a weekend when I was focused on decorating my house for Fall. 


I've started by painting the outside layer with acrylic paint.  I'm doing this in white, yellow and orange because I thought the shape looked like a candy corn.  With these colors, I noticed I needed at least 2 layers of paint.


Next, I traced the shape on my picture with a pencil and cut it out, trimming it in just a bit to eliminate any extra edges.  This picture is glued to the base shape.


Once the top layer is dry, I've assembled the shaker.  I've added the 2 bottom trim layers, and then spooned some of the fun Fall Sequins and Spooky Sequins inside.  The next layer is the acrylic shape - make sure you take the protective liner off of both sides before applying.  The final layer is the candy corn painted layer and all are set aside to dry.


One of the paper pads I purchased for Halloween had such cute sayings so I knew I needed to work this in to the project somehow.  For this, I've cut the sentiment out in a square shape, then added 2 larger squares behind it as a decorative frame.  These are glued to the back of the shaker.

To get the shaker to stick to my fridge, I'm choosing to use a thin magnet sticker sheet.  I've cut the pumpkin shape out of this sheet and adhered it to the back of the pumpkin.


Now it's time to document the year - I can't believe this picture was taken so long ago!  For this, I selected one of the Heart Chipboard pieces and colored it with black marker.  The date and some embellishments are done in a white gel pen.


My project is nearly finished - adding a bow to the top makes it complete!  Now I have 2 handmade frames again on my fridge, and a lot of special memories of Halloween past.  How do you document the memories of past holidays in your life?

Thanks for joining me today - a supply list is below for your convenience.  See you next time!


Additional supplies:  acrylic paints, tacky glue, ribbon, black marker, white gel pen and assorted sentiments and cardstock


Just Say BOO! tier tray kit

Hello friends and welcome to the spookiest time of the year.  It's Sandy Diller here, I love to decorate my home for Halloween and this year I have added this fun little scene using the BOO tier tray kit.  It is filled with delightful images that can be painted, inked or decorated any way you prefer.

This fun and scary at the same time.
I began by using a variety of paints and stains - this kit also has a truck with jack-o-lanterns but I have saved that for another project that you will see here on the blog on October 20th so please stop by for that.

After the paint was dry I glued coordination layers together and added some festive twine to the bats so they can fly around the display.

I already had this spider web display tray in my decorations so used it for this fun display.  

I added a little chipboard triangle stand to the back of the Halloween Moon and the Haunted Castle to make them stand upright.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired to make some decorations of your own.

Happy Haunting,



Oh, What a Happy Fall Day!!

Boy, oh Boy!! Hey Everybody!! Tmika here to share a quick layout that I am ABSOLUTELY in LOVE with!!! Probably, because it showcases one of my favorite people - my son TJ! (hey son 🫶🏽) I caught him and his "swag" off guard and he was ready for the close-up!!

We live in Minnesota - Fall is short and sweet. Winter takes up all the "Season allowance" 🙄. So I was able to capture him on a crisp Fall day  - Lucky me!

Anywhoo..enough about my oldest, first born bundle of 27 year old joy... 🤩  I played around with a couple techniques with this fun layout. I used the 12" Bubbles Stencil. 

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and the 5x9" Grunge Brick Stencil. 

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I used some black ink for the (bottom) brick stencil to add a bit of dimension. I used the bubble stencil along with some coordinating paint and texture paste to give it more of a physical texture. I used my sewing machine to go over - loosely - the bubble pasted circles to add more fun to this playful layout. I did that with hot pink thread. 


For my focal point, do you want to guess what I used?? A GIFT BAG AND SCRAPS!! Yes !! I received a gift bag (I'd already used all the goodies ), and could not throw away the bag. It was too cute. I was saving it for something special.

When I decided to do this layout of my son, and saw how vibrant the photos were.. I knew I had to use the bag! I cut out a ton of the triangles from the bag and added them around the layout. I  used some scraps, that I also could not throw away and die cut different types of circles for the background of my layout.

The photos are popped up on dimensionals to differentiate them from the background and create more of a focus on him.

I added some splatters to finish the mixed-media element of my layout. Finally I used some words from my stash to label how I felt. It is worded appropriately : HAPPY DAY. Because it was. ☺️☺️

I hope you all enjoy my layout, the techniques and my story. Let me know what you think about my creation. 




sPoOkY Halloween Chipboard Banner Mini Album


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today; thanks for stopping by.

Have you checked out Clear Scraps new mini album designs? They have several fabulous designs including this Banner Mini Album that comes in both Chipboard and Mixed - chipboard and acrylic pages...

You can use the 6 X 8 album either vertically or horizontally and the banner is a great place to add your title or extra embellishments to the cover of your album.

I created this Halloween themed mini album using it horizontally...


Here's a look at the pages in the album; I used photos of my kids at Halloween from different years...

To make the album, I started by painting 1" around all the edges, front and back with black paint. I painted the back of one of the pages all black for the back cover of the album. I also painted along the top of both sides of the banner piece with black paint.

I mixed a cream color to match the off white color in my papers, and painted the banner pieces front and back with it. I also distressed the edges of the pages using the cream paint.

For a little more detail, I distressed the banner pieces with touches of orange and black.

I used one of the pumpkins from the Jack O Lantern Chipboard Embellishments to add to the cover design. I painted it with several shades of orange paint that were barely blended together. I loosely outlined the openings for the eyes, nose and mouth with cream paint and painted the stem brown. I then backed the jack-o-lantern with black cardstock. 

I used printed papers and embellishments cut from printed paper to embellish the pages. I matted my photos on black cardstock.

Once all the pages were finished, I used 1" book rings to bind the album and tied orange and black ribbons on them.

Clear Scraps Mini Albums are great to use to make fun and unique albums to display for the holidays or give as gifts. or just put them on your coffee table where family or guests can enjoy flipping through them. I have a vintage pottery planner that I put several mini albums out in.


Clear Scraps: Chip Banner Mini Album and Jack O Lantern Chipboard Embellishments

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Carte Bella: Printed Papers, Black Cardstock, Cream, Black, Brown and Orange Paints, Foam Letters, Book Rings and Ribbon

Bootiful Goodie Bags

Hey crafty friends! 

Spooky season is upon us and it is time to do a little crafting with candy in mind. Today I am sharing bootiful goodie bags that are sure to put a smile on kids of all ages. 


The Ghost Chipboard Embellishments were my inspiration for these cute bags. To prep those, I covered them in Versamark Ink and heat embossed them using thick embossing powder. This created a very heavy coating with only one application. 


I created these bags using heavyweight cardstock and a steel die.

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I then stitched panels from halloween paper and layered them on.

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I used the Ghost Chipboard Embellishments on the flap of both bags. To finish them off, I simply added a few embellishements. Clear_Scraps_Ghost_Embellishment_Black


Which is cuter? Do you prefer the guy or girl version of these bags? I created one for each of my kids and I cannot wait to add some goodies for them on Halloween. I hope you find these bootiful bags to be an inspiration for you.

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

Happy Crafting,



Fall in the leaves Home Decor

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a fall home decor project to share. I love the changing colors of the leaves and the brisk cool breezes! I enjoy decorating my home for all seasons. But Fall and Christmas are probably my favorites.

For today's project, we'll be using Clear Scraps Wood Retangles Click here these come in a 3 pack (such a great value)  and you can use the others for future projects. In addition to that, we'll use the Word n Shape Fall-Pumpkin Click here


The paper collection I chose is from 49 & Market "In the Leaves" collection. 

Let's begin by painting the wood rectangle shape using some Chalk Paint "Milk Jug". Let dry.


Next I chose one of the 6x8 papers to use as my background base. I adhered in the center of my wood shape using foam tape. Then I applied some of the rub-ons in scattered areas. I used some ink blotches and leaves rub -on designs to decorate the corners. From the acetate diecut package, I chose some of the leaves pieces and adhered them over the matching images on my paper.


Remove both Word n Shape pieces from your package. I painted my Fall words using Finnibair Sparks "Dragon's Eye" acrylic paint. This paint adds a nice shimmer.  Set aside to dry.


For my pumpkin shape, I applied some acrylic dark green paint to the stem. And Dark orange acrylic paint on my pumpkin. Let dry. After your orange paint is dry, I brushed some Spectrum Noir Sparkle paint "Candlelight" over the top of my pumpkin. It adds a nice glittery accent!


I then took a piece of jute cord and wrapped around my pumpkin stem a few times. Add some glue to the back side to secure. Then I wrapped some coiled wire around the stem. I took one of the diecut leaves, inked along the edges using Distress Ink Rusty Hinge. Then folded my leaf shape in the center slightly to add some dimension. Then glued to the bottom of my stem. I added a sentiment piece in the center of my pumpkin shape. Then applied foam tape on the back side of my pumpkin, and adhered on the lower right corner. Here's a closeup!


Using foam dots, I adhered my Fall words in the center of my design wood base. I added a small butterfly diecut on the top of the letter A, and bent the wings slightly upward. Here's a closeup for you!


To finish decorating my wood base, I added acouple more Butterflies in scattered places. Using Stickles "Star Dust" glitter, I applied some to my butterfly wings. I also added a few sentiment babbles and enamel dots! You can added a metal hanger on the back as I did, or tie some ribbon, jute cord or tulle for hanging!


Here's acouple more closeups!



Hope I have inspired you and you'll want to create a Home Decor piece for yourself. Please share your crafty makes with us on our Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website for all your craft supplies, plus many new products available!Click here

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting and hope you enjoy the fall season!


Other Supplies Used: Chalk Paint- Milk Jug, paintbrush, foam tape or dots, Finnibair Sparks paint- Dragon's Eye, Spectrum Noir Sparkle paint-Candlelight, 49 & Market "In the Leaves" 6x8 paper pad, rub-ons, babbles and acetate diecuts. Shamrock green acrylic paint, Dark Orange acrylic paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Stickles glitter Stardust.



Clear Scraps Shiplap Shape--Fall Blessings Jar

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today!

I've got a great home decor idea for fall and even

great for Thanksgiving decor too!

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This project started with the Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Large

and make sure to pop over to the Clear Scraps store HERE to

find all the different shapes they have for all your projects!

You can paint, or stamp or even leave it plain.  This time

I used a mixture of distress stains to get the look I liked.

It's the wood grain that shows through amazing?  Love.

The top of the jar was painted with gray and black paint.

Then it was brushed with some distress ink to soften

the look.  I did this around the edges of the entire jar too.

Next up was the stenciling!

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This cool leaf pattern on the bottom was created using the

 Clear Scraps 5x9 Leaves Stencil!  Love that these are a two

in one stencil!  This one was sponged on with orange

acrylic paint.  Looks so good against that wood grain!

And the "Grateful Thankful Blessed" is one of the

Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Quotes.  These are so

fun to use on any home decor project.  You can find

the huge selection of these in the store HERE.

To finish this off, I needed a little something on the top

so Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Maple Leaf to the rescue!

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So super simple to use!  Just trace and glue a pretty

patterned paper to the back solid piece.  Next glue on

the 2 extra layer pieces.  The top piece--decorate as you'd

like, I used acrylic paint with a light brushing of distress

ink.  The sequins are listed under "shaker filler" in the

Clear Scraps store and these are, of course, the Fall Sequins.

They add the perfect sparkly finishing touch!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Large,

5x9 Leaves Stencil, Maple Leaf Mini Shaker,

Grateful, Thankful, Blessed XL Script Wood Quote,

Fall Sequins.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Paper and stickers,

orange, gray, black acrylic paint, organza ribbon,

twine, Distress Stain Vintage Photo/Walnut Stain,

Hickory Smoke Distress ink, foam tape, glue.

Circle Bats Mini Shaker Acrylic Card

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here back on the blog today on the first day of October! I'm excited to share a quick and easy card I created for Halloween using some Clear Scraps products!  And I'm going to show you my techniques!  


The star of my card is the Circle  Bats Mini Shaker Shape and will show you how I    assembled my shaker!  I  began by taking patterned paper and adhering it to the chipboard base with my Beacon 3-in-1.  I    cut away excess with my scissors followed by using my sanding tool. 


Next, I    adhered the two middle chipboard frames to the base as shown. I  then added some of the Spooky Shaker Filler to the center.


To adhere my acrylic piece, I  placed my adhesive on the outside rim of the chipboard.  I    find it best to use clips to hold my pieces together as the glue dries.


Next, I  painted the top frame with black acrylic paint. 


I  then added embossing ink and powder to the bats only on the top frame. I  shook off the excess powder and set with my heat tool.


Taking my 12x12 Acrylic Sheet, I  cut out a 4.25 x 5 inch piece for my card.  I  applied black, purple, and orange alcohol inks as shown. I    then added a few drops of mixative in White Cap for contrast. 


Once my card was assembled, I   adhered my shaker again using my Beacon Adhesive.  I  added a cute sticker banner to the top from the collection I  used. 


Here is a peek of the inside of the card!  I  used a 3x4 journaling card as my background which I  used a stamped sentiment as well as some extra stickers. 


Thank you for reading today! You can find all of the Mini Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Adhesives by 3L; paint: Deco Art; pigment ink, alcohol ink, embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Pink Paislee; stapler: Tim Holtz; wood clothes pin:  Pebbles;  Scorer: Score-Pal; misc: sanding tool.