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Buppa’s First Christmas

 Hey y’all, Tmika here with my last post for Clear Scraps. I’ve had a wonderful time creating with great products and an awesome time creating these posts! I do hope that you have gained inspiration from anything that I have posted. Enough of the mushy stuff, let’s get on with chatting about one of my most favorite people… My first grandson, Buppa!

When I saw this Circle Printer Tray Frame, I knew that I needed to capture his little photo shoot from his first Christmas and have it on display!


Let me walk you through the process of how all this came together. 
I started out by gathering items that I had collected from my local dollar tree. I wanted to use these as decorations on my shaker frame. I also went through my Christmas paper stash with the same color theme and pulled papers that I’d like to have on the frame. And of course I printed out pictures of my grandson.

I started out by adding a 12 x 12 sheet of black card stock to the back of my frame. I didn’t want to leave the backside blank as I wasn’t sure if I was going to hang it or add a stand. I attached this with double sided tape.
I set that aside and added double sided tape all around the perimeter of the frame. I took a 12 x 12 piece of pattern paper laid it on top,  gave it a great press before cutting out all the negative spaces.


I went over the edges with a nail file to smooth things out.

I grabbed the other papers and added them to the now empty negative  spaces. 

I used double sided tape to adhere everything to it. This is how everything came together.
I love how the different pattern papers accentuate the photo and add great details to the layout. I knew that I wanted to add one more Christmas elements to my frame. I went through my stash and saw the Mini Shaker Snow Globe and thought that this would be perfect.

I used some of the leftover paper from the frame negative and did the same thing to the top layer of this mini globe. I adhered it together with glossy accents.


Once I have the top layer covered I added the acetate sheet to it. I  sprinkled a little bit of coordinating sequin mix to the inside of the frame and glued the two pieces together with glossy accents.
 I also added a little bit of the glossy accents to the outer layer for some razzle dazzle. So now I’m gathering my bits and bobs to start layering the decor on top of my frame.
I started on the right hand side and placed my slow globe where I wanted it to be. Then I started layering each piece separately until I reached my desired effect. Here is the step-by-step process of all the pieces.
After I was done layering, I added the back piece that I covered in black card stock to the frame.
I decided to hang the frame using the already provided jute rope that was on the word joy at the top of the frame. I think it looks great! Later, if I decided… I could add a stand to the back and display it on the table. So it’s a win-win! Here are the finished pictures. 

I absolutely love how this came out! It is so chunky, just like I like it! Buppa’s First Christmas went off without a single hitch! hope you were inspired by some of the details on this layout to create a 3-D project of your own. This wraps up my time here at Clear Scraps and it also wraps up 2022! I hope you guys have a great New Year with lots of success, joy and happiness! 
Tootles, my crafty peeps! 

Tmika - Out! 🎤🎤

Winter Mixed Layer Tab Album

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a mini book I created all about winter!  Cold weather is in full swing here in Central Illinois so I documented photos of my kids from a photo shoot from last winter.  I will have to say I'm not a big fan of the cold but I do love scrapping about it! LOL  For today's project, I used the Mixed Layer Tab Album which consists of five pages of acrylic and chipboard pages! 


For my front cover, I used the new Star Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I added a light coat of acrylic paint in white to the surface. I did not worry about whether I had full coverage because I knew I  would be adding other mediums over the top. 


Next, I heat set a pretty light glitter blue embossing powder to the top and bottom portions of the tree as shown. Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I added strips of paper in the "bare' portion and cut away any excess with scissors. 


I set aside my Tree to work on the front acrylic cover.  Using the 6 Inch Ice Crystals Snowflake Mascil and StazOn Opaque, I lightly daubed the ink onto my acrylic.  This is a great technique to use with any of the StazOn colors and Clear Scraps Mascils/Stencils! 


Here is a close up of the Tree Star Chipboard Embellishment on my front cover!  I added some smaller embellishments to accent as well as added ribbon to the top. 



The first page is chipboard and I added a 4 1/2 x 7 inch background patterned paper.  For most pages, I used a 4x4 or 4x6 photo.  Here, I created a pocket behind my photo to add some journaling. 


A close up of the journaling...this is a great way to hide extra elements in your album! 


Here on the backside of my first page, I created a flap with washi tape and a journaling spot over my photo. 


I always like adding extra pages to my books! Here, I used a 3x5 inch piece of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet. Using the same Mascil, I  added modeling paste followed by some gorgeous glitter.  Just a fun element to add some shine to album!


Another one of my favorite things to do is get out my Scor-Pal and create folds to add extra journaling or photos.  Here, I created my own waterfall with white cardstock! 



Another pocket page with journaling elements tucked inside! 


For the last acrylic page, I added some white paint along the edges to give it a "snowy" feel.  I then again used my Scor-Pal to create a flap to add extra photos as well as make a fun page with tags and embellishments! 


Here is the inside of the page! I love how it turned out! 


And here is the last page which I added more tags from the collection I used!  The last page of the book is a solid piece of chipboard with I covered with back cover with patterned paper.  You can then add chrome book rings or string ribbon through to bind your pages together! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Mixable Albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, brads, enamel dots, chipboard stickers, foam stickers, die cut shapes: Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3L Adhesive, Scor-Tape; ink: Ranger; embossing powder:  Recollections; bakers twine: The Twinery, We R Memory Keepers; paint: DecoArt; score tool: Scor-Pal; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; stapler: Fiskars; sewing machine: Janome; typewriter: Brother; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon. 

Christmas Mixable Album

Hi crafty friends! 

It's the season for making memories and spending time with the ones that you love. I thought it fitting to decorate an album that can be used for memorykeeping. So, I decided to add a little Christmas spirit to the pages of the Mixed Banner Album. I love the mix of chipboard and acrylic pages.


Since I am unsure of what these pages will contain by the end of the season, I chose to keep the pages simple. For the cover of the album, I used one of the acrylic pages. I removed the film and the added this beautiful corrugated reindeer tag to the front. I added flowers to further embellish this piece. I used some beautiful satin rope to tie the tag around the acrylic page-- almost like a present.


For my chipboard pages, I chose to cover those with glittery peppermint tape along the edges. I then placed 6x8 embossed mats to each side of the pages. I love the simplicity and elegance that these embossed mats add to each page. 

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I also added in a handmade tag from my stash as an embellishment. Some of the pages also feature a matte gold mat. I love to have a silver or gold touch when crafting for the holidays.

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The back cover is simply the remaining acrylic page. I wanted to be able to see the back of the last chipboard page. 


There you have my completed Mixed Banner Album. I think it is so beautiful and would be perfect on it's on. However, I think I will be adding these pages into my December daily for this year. I love adding textures and colors to my projects, so I think these pages would fit in perfectly.

I hope you all enjoy this project. Feel free to leave a comment and/or any questions that you may have.

Happy holidays and happy crafting!


Slimline Holiday Album

 Hello Crafty Friends,

It's Sandy Diller here today to share a Slimline Holiday Album that I created ahead of time so I would be ready to add those photos as soon as I got them printed.  I made this album weeks ago but if you are not a plan ahead kinda person you can easily create one now.  I used the Chip Regular Slimline Album from Clear Scraps and decorated the front with the tree from the Wood Holiday Collection.


I covered all the pages with holiday papers and then added some frames for the photos.

I decorated each page using dies from my Eliabeth Craft Designs collection.



Thank you for stopping by,


Christmas Sparkle Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here and I'm happy to be on the Clear Scraps blog sharing my Christmas Home Decor project using several Clear Scraps products. I enjoy decorating for the holidays. How about you? 

Today's project we will be using Clear Scraps Wood Deco album Click here and Clear Scraps Wood Holiday Collection Shapes Click here


The papers I chose are from Frank Garcia's Christmas Sparkle collection! But any Christmas papers you already have will work just fine! 

To begin, we will only be using one of the Deco album pieces (the one with the tab) for our project base. You can save the other pages for a future project or album.  I am applying Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs on all my papers as well as my wood pieces. 

Taking some Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint I applied about 1" border around my wood base piece. Set aside to dry. 


After your wood base has dried, I cut a patterned paper measuring 10 & 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches, inked the edges leaving about a 1/4inch white border all around the edges. 

Now take your 3 Wood shapes out of the package. I chose 3 coordinating papers to use to cover my wood shapes. 

Snowflake Shape: I took applied some light blue ink to all edges of my Snowflake. Then sprinkled some Sara Davies Winter Wonderland Sparkling Snowflake embossing power over the top. And shake off any excess embossing powder. The heat emboss using a heat tool. For the inside of my Snowflake, using a scalloped diecut I cut out the center of my Snowflake. Inked the edges and glued my paper to the center using Beacon glue. Here's a photo:


Christmas tree shape: I applied some copper ink and gold embossing powder over the top. Shake off any excess embossing powder and heat embossing with your heat tool.


Then I traced around my shape onto my patterned paper. Cut out, glued my paper down and trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. Here's a photo:


Ornament Shape: I covered the top of my Ornament with some silver glitter paper. Then traced around my shape onto another patterned paper. I chose this cute Santa paper. I think he's adorable! 

Now the fun of decorating your wood shapes! For the tree, I applied some Dazzle sticker stars and fussy cut this lovely angel girl and adhered her onto the right side of my tree using foam dots. I applied some Stickles Diamond glitter on her hat and coat to add some Sparkle! Here's a closeup!


For the Ornament shape I glued a silver white tassel on the tip of Santa's hat. Fussy cut a Christmas Sparkle sentiment and adhered to the top of my Santa image creating a ripple effect. Then some Stickles glitter Stardust on his beard and fur on his hat! Here's a closeup!


Snowflake Shape I applied one of the chipboard sticker shapes in the center of my Snowflake. Then adhered some light blue crystals on the spheres of my Snowflake. Here's a closeup!


To finish this project, I applied some foam tape to the back of each shape before adhering to my wood base. This adds dimension.Then I took some iridescent tinsel and glued a piece along the top edge of my wood base. To cover the 3 holes at the top,  I applied 3 chipboard sticker hearts over the holes. You can add a hanger with ribbon or attach some metal brackets on the backside as I chose to do. Now you have a Christmas handmade keepsake to enjoy for many years to come!


I hope you enjoyed my project today and will be inspired to create one of your own. We'd love to see your creations! So please share with us on our Clear Scraps Creative page. 

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your craft needs. We always have something to spark the creativity inside of you! 

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint, scoring tool, Beacon glue, Stickles glitter Stardust and Diamond, pompom, fussy cut scissors, light blue gems, foam dots, embossing powder in gold, Sara Davies Winter Wonderland Sparkling Snowflake embossing power, silver glitter cardstock, Frank Garcia's Christmas Sparkle collection, Dazzle sticker stars, iridescent tinsel.

“Clearly” Christmas Cards

Hey! It’s Tmika here on CHRISTMAS EVE with a cute quick little project share. Guess what?? You can use your scraps for this one!! Gotta love a project that is a two - for - one!! So let’s get started!!

Earlier this month , I created a cute little advent calendar. You can find more about that here, if you’d like. I accidentally left off the distressed strips that I made to go along with the project. So, hesitantly I set those aside to do something with the later. After all, I did take the time to distress all of the edges. 

I knew that today would be the perfect time to make something out of those strips. And that I did!!  Using the Acrylic Wave Slime Album, I decided to turn those strips into beautiful cards! 

I removed one piece and cut it in half to make two cards. I already used one of the pieces to make a beautiful home decor piece, have you seen that one? If not, you can find that post here.


I laid the strips out, did some stitching to add some classiness. I popped a sentiment on there and some flowers. At the bottom of the sentiments. I added an eyelet and a little charm to add movement.

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I pulled out some small flat gold pearls and a leaf spray metal die to add some pizzaz! And BOOM!! That’s it!!


See how quick that was? See how you can use your scraps to make something from nothing? But COOLEST of all who wouldn’t  want to get a Christmas card with the base being CLEAR? How unique is that?

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As I always say, try looking at things other that their intended purpose. You’ll bring out a lot of creativity that way!! Until next time… tootles and Virtual Hugs!!



Rejoice! Christmas Decor


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

Jesus is the reason for the season, so how about creating some Christmas decor to celebrate his birth!

I combined several Clear Scraps products to create this decor piece...


I started with one of the 8 X 10 Wood Rectangles that come 3 to a pack. Then I separated the Angel Mini Shaker and used the 3 outline pieces for the 3 angels. I used one of Clear Scraps larger stencils for the title, 3 X 12 Rejoice. And for a little texture, I used the Lace Doily Border Stencil for the angel wings. 

I started by creating a night sky background using several shades of blue watercolor powders including a metallic. I sprinkled them on the wood, then spritzed it with water. Once the wood was dry, I added some "stars" using a splatter tool and white pearl paint..


For the angels, I used tone on tone printed papers as a base. I drew a eyes, nose and mouth with a fine black pen on peach paper for the face, cut a dress from some blue paper, and then used white pearl stencil paste to add a design to some cream paper for the wings. I painted the chipboard pieces using a silver metallic pen. Once everything was dry, I assembled the pieces. I traced around the separate parts then cut slightly inside the lines and adhered them to the back of the angels. I added halos using gold mini garland and a poinsettia for trim...


For the title, I used gold texture paste and the Rejoice stencil on red printed paper. Once the stencil paste was dry, I used a white gel pen to outline and define the letters to make them stand out...


I printed the bible verse out on vellum to add under the title.

All the pieces were then adhered to the background.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.


Clear Scraps: 8 X 10 Wood Rectangles, Angel Mini Shaker, 3 X 12 Rejoice and Lace Doily Border Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, TCW: Gold and White Pearl Texture Butter, Color Burst Blue and Metallic Blue, White Pearl Paint, Fine Black Pen, White Gel Pen, Silver Metallic Pen, Gold Mini Garland, Mini Poinsettias, Printed Papers and Vellum 

Christmas Lightbulb 3D Frameable

Merry (almost) Christmas, everyone!  Are you finishing up any last minute shopping or gift wrapping in these final days?  I want you to consider a handmade gift for those hard-to-shop for recipients.  The Clear Scraps products make the best gifts and can be personalized for any season.


Today I'm sharing an easy frame that will mean a lot to your friends or family, and requires only a few basic supplies.  It's also very quick to assemble, but very meaningful to give.  I'm starting with the Base and Deco Frame for this project.  The frame is traced onto a red plaid paper then cut out.  I glue this on to the frame edge and then the entire frame on to the backing.  Set this aside.


Next, I traced the base of the frame in 2 different papers, one plaid and one in red.  These are glued on with tacky glue and also glued together.  I would also recommend using a hodge podge and filing the edges of the paper first for a longer lasting frame.


I've chosen the Christmas Tree Word N Shape set for decorating this frame.  These sets compliment the 3D Frameable products and are interchangeable with your other sets!  I've painted the word Christmas in white, then added some red speckles by spraying paint on with a toothbrush.


Next up, I took the Christmas tree and added the same plaid paper as the base to the front.  In addition, I'm adding some fun mini lights by wrapping it around the tree and tucking the on/off switch behind the frame.  This is SUPER fun!  This light set is from Tim Holtz, but you can find these online as well.


Now for a final flair, I've die cut several lightbulb shapes in card stock and strung them on some festive twine.  These are then glued around the edge of the frame in an alternating pattern.  I love this look - what color of Christmas lights do you normally use for your tree?


In this case, my picture is glued in to the middle of my frame; however, if you intend on changing it out down the road, I recommend not gluing the frame on at the top so you can easily slide the picture in and out.


This frame is ready for display!  If you store your frames year after year, I highly recommend spraying your pieces with a light sealer first.  Who would you give this frame to this season?  

Thank you so much for being a Clear Scraps friend - happy holidays, and see you next time!


Additional supplies:  acrylic paints, assorted card stock and plaid papers, twine, tacky glue, hodge podge, paint sealer, miniature light set


Joy Mini Shiplap Cutting Board


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

Clear Scraps has lots of products to help you make some special creations for the holidays. Their new Shiplap Shapes are perfect to use and the Small sizes are great to use for gifting, decor, or even to use as a gift tag for an extra large package. 

I used the Small Cutting Board Shiplap Shape...

to make this cute little piece...


I used the Joy Mini Shaker to embellish it. 

I started by painting the cutting board with a soft ivory paint.

I used a bright red to paint the "J" and "Y" on the shaker and one of the "O" shaker pieces. I painted the inside of the "O" on the base using the same ivory paint as I used on the cutting board.

When all the paint was dry, I assembled the shaker. I added large gold glitter, silver beads and silver sequins before sealing the shaker up. Don't forget to remove the film from BOTH sides of the acrylic piece; it should be crystal clear once the films have been removed.

I adhered the shaker to the cutting board...


Then added some pine and berry trim and a gold bow to the handle and some gold trim below the shaker...


Small pieces like this are nice to use to embellish small spaces or to jazz up a bookcase or shelf. Or write "to" and "from" on the back and use as an extra special gift tag. The lucky recipient will be able to use the tag as a decor piece next year.

If you like this project but would like to make a bigger decor piece, use the Large size, which is approximately 14" long and add one of the XL Script Wood Words or one of the larger stencils.

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!

Clear Scraps: Small Cutting Board Shiplap Shape and Joy Mini Shaker

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Cream Paint, Silve Sequins, Large Gold Glitter, Silver Beads, Pine and Berries and Gold Ribbon and Gold Trim

Clear Scraps--Chipboard Shapes & Tags--Dear Santa Sparkle LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you here today to give a little scrapping inspiration for those holiday photos coming soon!

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I love a bright, fun Christmas LO!!  You see so much red and green, I love the look of the aqua, pink, and red together--it really makes the LO pop!  But what really pulls it all together and frames the entire page is the coordinating chipboard sets from Clear Scraps!

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The Tag Present Chipboard Embellishment is perfect for this!  I love this tag with the presents too!  You get a sturdy chipboard tag, and then the little present is in the set to allow you to easily paint, stain, etc, the little present.  You could even put a different color paper behind it!  It would be great, not just in a Christmas LO, but also birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, Baby Shower, Wedding you name it!  Limited only by your imagination and creativity!  There is another version with mittens for all your winter pics and another with Holly.  So easy to create--this one I just painted the little gift, then added a layer of glitter glue.  I covered the tag with paper, brushed edges with ink, and when the little present was dry, glued it all together!  Love to make custom embellishments so easily!  Find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE.

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How perfect of a match to the tag are these cuties!  The little presents are just the right addition to the LO!  They were painted with acrylic paint like the little present on the tag, also covered with pretty sparkly glitter glue and this time I did trace them out on different patterned papers, cut out and then glued on the back.  Once dry, they were the perfect little touch, and who is better to add then a cute little Santa sticker.  These presents are called the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment and can be found right near the tags in the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chipboard Embellishments--Two Presents & Tag Present.

Other:  acrylic paint, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Stardust Stickles,

Simple Stories Mix and A-Mingle collection, foam tape, twine.

Joy Shaker Stocking Tag

Hi crafty friends! 

Holiday crafting would not be complete without creating a tag this season. Today I am sharing a joy filled tag that is sure to shake some happiness into someone's day.


I am big on using my stash, so I pulled out some beautiful Christmas paper and decided to cover a tag from the Chipboard Tag Album.



I then grabbed a Mini Shaker Stocking and began building my shaker stocking. I first covered the backing of the stocking with more Christmas paper. I then took my top layer and began painting. The top of the stocking is painted using white puffy paint. I wanted to add texture and movement. I then painted the remainder of the stocking with pink acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I added stickles for sparkle.

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Once everything was dry, I adhered all of the layered and added my shaker mix inside of the Mini Shaker Stocking . I then added the painted layer to the top and began decorating. I chose to die cut some Christmas foliage and added flowers.


To finish the stocking, I added an acrylic sentiment, which is actually from a food pick. So, I simply removed the pick part and tucked it in. I adhered the shaker to my tag, added a rope tie to the top, and there we have it. I love how this this tag turned out. It would be perfect on a gift, however, I think it will end up in my December daily. It is too pretty to potentially have thrown away, right? 

Tell me what you think by leaving a comment below. I hope you enjoyed this project share and are having a wonderful holiday season. If you choose to recreate this, please tag me on social media and post in the Clear Scraps Facebook group. As always, happy crafting and happy holidays!


Scallop Frame Memories

 Howdy crafty friends, it's Sandy Diller here, if you are looking for a fast and easy way to save a favorite memory then this is for you.  I began by painting the Base with Scallop Frame and then added some lovely poinsettia flowers.


I created my own Poinsettias from a die using cardstock and ink but if this is not something you have, it can easily be made by using silk flowers.

Simply paint and decorate for a lasting memory or give as a gift.

Thanks for stopping by,


Christmas Chipboard Tags

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog to share some Christmas handmade tags. I love to include a tag inside my handmade Christmas cards. These tags are not only fun but easy to create. I used the newest Clear Scraps chipboard embellishments as the main focal point on each tag. Aren't these cute? 


I'll link each chipboard embellishment as we go along. I used a variety of scrapbook papers in my stash to create my tags. That especially helps my pocketbook and uses up all my scrap papers too! I will be inking all my papers using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I think they really makes your images pop! 

To make my tags, I cut 3 tags measuring 3 & 1/2 x 7 inches, using leftover cardboard from a cereal box. I also like to save my packaging both the Clear plastic and card packaging. It's a great way to use them and saves money. I rounded the bottom corners using my corner punch. And punched a hole on the top of each tag. See photo:


 Set your tags aside for now. Take your chipboard embellishments and cut apart from the frame. I like to save the other chipboard frames for future projects. 

Bell bulbs: Click here

I took some Gold acrylic paint and applied to the top/sides areas on each ornament including the hangers. Then on the round bell bulb, I applied some red chunky glitter on the top and bottom areas on the bulb. In the middle section I applied some Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter. On the bell I applied some Moss green glitter on the bell. For the bow on top, I applied some tacky glue and sprinkled some red flock and gently pressed down in place shaking off any excess flock.  Set aside to dry throughly. 


Taking one of the tags, I cut and glued my patterned paper to the tag base. I fussy cut 2 layers of a poinsettia image and layered over my matching image towards the bottom of my tag. I curled the edges of my petals before gluing. Applied foam dots on the back of my bell bulbs and adhered onto my tag. I added acouple chipboard sticker sentiments below. To finish my tag, I twisted together some red,silver and green tinsel and threaded through the top hole on my tag. Here's some closeups!




Star tree: Click here 

I covered my tag base with another patterned paper as we did previously with our first tag. I covered my Star tree chipboard embellishment with Christmas green glitter. Then I applied some pink Starburst gems onto my tree in scattered places. On the top of my tree, I adhered a peppermint candy chipboard sticker. I fussycut some snowdrifts and Christmas tree from my scrap paper. I adhered benting slightly to create some dimension. Then glued an epoxy presents sticker on the bottom left edge. The Star tree I adhered using foam dots and tucked behind the snowdrift. I added a gold sticker star in the middle opening on my star tree. Then tied some pink eyelash string through the hole on my tag. 


A closeup!


Gnomes Chipboard:Click here 

Cut several border strips from my patterned paper and adhered on my tag base. Taking my gnome chipboard piece I traced, cut out and glued a piece of scrapbook paper onto his hat. Trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. Distressed any rough edges. I glued a green pompom onto the tip of his hat. On his beard, I applied some Finnibair Snowflake paste and sprinkled over top some Martha Stewart Suagr cube glitter. Let dry. I cut out acouple sentiments and traced another patterned paper and glued to the back of the beard area on my gnome chipboard piece. I glued the sticker sentiment behind his nose area. Then I adhered my gnome to my tag using foam dots. To finish my tag, I again twisted together some red, green and gold tinsel. The threded through the hole on the top of my tag. Here's some closeups!




I hope you've enjoyed this project today! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit the Clear Scraps blog. Be sure to check out all the newest products and Christmas items available on the Clear Scraps website Click here 

Be sure to check back and see all the beautiful projects created by all the design team members at Clear Scraps. 

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Variety of Christmas scrapbook paper, Martha Stewart Florentine gold and Sugar Cube glitters, xaco knife, Distress tool, Tim holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, trimmer, scoring tool, scrap cardboard, paper punch, corner rounder, Finnibair Snowflake paste, tinsel in gold, silver, green and red, green pompom, Queen &Co Starburst gems

Antique Ornament Chipboard Christmas Card

What color schemes are your favorite for Christmas?  Typically I enjoy bold and vibrant colors when I craft.  However, I decided to branch out a bit with this project and play around with some more antique colors.  Hi, it's Maureen with you today!  I am sharing a Christmas card that has a classic, vintage look to it and I'm using the Clear Scraps chipboard elements for my focal point.


I've chosen a couple different chipboard shapes for this project.  The great thing about chipboard is that it is sturdy enough to use in wood decor but light enough to use on something like a scrapbook page or card.


I've started by laying the 6" Plaid Stencil on a sheet of a burgundy card stock, then taking a layer of translucent paste and running it over the stencil.  Slowly peel the stencil off the paper, and set aside to dry.


Next, I've taken one of the Star Bulb Chipboard Embellishments and one of the Bell Bulb Chipboard Embellishments and painted them in red and green acrylic paints, respectively.  After, I've used a paint brush dipped in white paint and splattered it across both of the bulbs.  Let these dry.


I've added the burgundy paper to a card base and then cut a coordinating plaid paper like a flag and glued it to the top of the card.  In addition, glue the 2 bulbs as if they are hanging at the top of the card too.


The Christmas Chipboard Word Title is a great addition to this card as well, but I needed some bling!  So, I've chosen a gold glitter paint and squeezed it across the font of the title.  Give this piece plenty of time to dry!


After I glued my sentiment to the bottom of the card, I stamped a word sentiment on a piece of white paper, cut it into the shape of a flag, then dusted the edges in red ink.  This is attached to one of the bulb ornament stems at the top.


What do you think?  Would you try making your own Christmas cards this year?  This project is quick and easy and your recipient will love the unique, handmade work you created.  Adding in the dimension of the translucent paste gives the project an additional sparkle too!

If you liked this project, feel free to add it to your Pinterest boards - and come check out the Clear Scraps Inspiration Board too!  See you next time!



Believe Large Square Shiplap Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a Christmas home decor project I created using one of the fun Shiplap Shapes!  I love creating my own DIY projects for my home or to give as gifts! Clear Scraps has so many products to choose from!  For today's post, I used the Large Square Shiplap Shape and I'm going to show you the techniques I used!  


I began by applying a coat of chalk paint in green to the front of my Shiplap Shape.  I did not worry about full coverage or it being perfect.  After my paint was dry, I used sanding paper to distress the edges as well as the front of the shape.  


Taking the Believe XL Script Wood Word and Christmas Tree Mini DIY Pallet Shape, I painted each with chalk paint in off white.  Again I did not worry about my coverage being perfect as I wanted a distressed look. 


On my Tree Mini Pallet, I added a strip of patterned paper to the center slat by measuring and cutting the edges.  I applied the paper with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


I set aside my tree to work on my "wreath".  I used a cut file on my Silhouette with different patterns to create a circle wreath around the Shiplap.  I applied my pieces using the Beacon Adhesive. 


Once I was happy with my placement, I used my hot glue gun to apply the Believe Script Word as shown.  I added a couple weights to the ends while my glue was drying to ensure it was secure.


I added some jute and strips of buffalo plaid ribbon to the front of my tree as well as some enamel dots and chipboard stickers. I affixed the Tree with my hot glue gun.  


I gathered some buffalo plaid ribbon and added a floral piece  and affixed with hot glue. 


With my circle punches, I added different patterns around my wreath as well as additional enamel dots.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope this inspires you to create your own DIY project with a Clear Scraps Shiplap Shape!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, enamel dots, stickers, chipboard stickers:  Carta Bella;  paint:  FolkArt;  adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, hot glue gun;  punches: EK Success, We R Memory Keepers; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc:  jute, ribbon, floral piece, cut file, sanding paper.