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Recipe Memory-Dex DIY Wood Box

Hello friends! Its Jennifer back on the blog to share one of the Memory-Dex DIY Boxes with you! If you have not had a chance to create with these, you must try them! There are four different styles of boxes to choose from and both acrylic and chipboard dividers!  

After assembling my box, I  painted all sides (including the inside) with brown acrylic paint.  I  added a touch of water to  give it a "stained" look.  Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I  adhered patterned paper to the sides and front of the wood.  For accent, I  added the inside circle of the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to the front of the 6 Inch Regular Memory-Dex DIY Box.  



I  decorated the Vintage Chipboard Dividers using black acrylic paint and patterned paper on both sides.  I used these mainly for my accent divider cards. 





To separate out my recipes, I  used the Rounded Tab Chipboard Dividers as shown here.  


Since I  could not use regular size recipe cards, I  decided to type out my favorites onto tags and place them behind my dividers.  


For breakfast, I  created a pocket for my tags using the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider.



I tried to keep my embellishments simple and not overpower my dividers.  I  do love how the black makes the colors of the collection I  used pop! 








For my dinner tags, I did include one with favorite go to places that we love to eat out.  My husband is definitely the cook in our family! LOL 


Thank you for stopping by the blog! Hope this inspires you to create one of your own Memory-Dex DIY Boxes of your own! You can find all of the coordinating products by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, chipboard stickers, chipboard frames, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow,; stapler: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; distress chalk ink: Quick Quotes; journaling pen:  American Crafts; typewriter: Brother; misc: seam binding

Home Sweet Home Memory-Dex Cards

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I have another project to share today using the new Memory-Dex cards from Clear Scraps! For my project today I chose to use the Clear Scraps House's Chipboard Divider Cards Click here there are so many different styles to chose from, you'll want to collect more than one set and mix and match them to any theme or decor.


There are also different style Wooden Boxes,  Click here you can create and store all your Memory-Dex cards inside. How fun is that!

The papers I chose are from Simple Stories "Hearth and Home" collection. This is a great way to use up all your leftover Scraps!

To begin I painted the tops and bottom edges on both sides using acrylic Black paint. Let dry. 


Next I chose several different papers to decorate the front and back sides of each Memory-Dex card. 



Now the fun part begins! You can chose what embellishments you want to use to decorate each side of your card. I like to use a variety of stickers, Chipboard stickers, ephemera, Brads and enamel dots! 

Front of Card 1: I added some of the Journaling bits and pieces sentiments, mixer sticker I applied foam dots on the back before adhering to my card. I adhered some chipboard sticker spoons and 3 enamel dots on the chimney and Love this sticker on the roof. Here's a closeup!


Back of card 1: I cut out a small sentiment piece, applied foam dots on the back before adhering on the left side. The Let's do Dinner, journal bits and finished with a few puffy sticker floral/vase, and bird. Here's a closeup!


Front of Card 2: I took the bench ephemera piece and adhered with foam dots, and acouple chipboard sticker elements. 


Back of Card 2:

I took 3 of the houses Journaling bits and pieces and adhered to my card using foam dots. A puffy sticker on the chimney and Home chipboard sticker on the roof!


Front of Card 3: I adhered 3 chipboard sentiment phases and chipboard flower to the base. A puffy sticker at the top! 


Back of Card 3: I cut out the laundry sign from a scrap paper. Applied to the card with foam dots. I glued a days of the week journal bits piece on the left side. And a few cchipboardhearts and bird stickers. To finish I added a heart sticker on the roof.


Here's a look at my finished Memory-Dex cards!





I hope you enjoyed my project today! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here to see all the newest Memory-Dex cards and boxes available for purchase!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next month, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: paper trimmer, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, foam dots, Beacon glue, Back acrylic paint, Simple Stories Hearth and Home Collection.


Clear Scraps--Mixed Envelope Album--Good Times-Great Wine

Hello all!  Laura here today to share some ideas for the Clear Scraps Mixed Albums!

We recently went to a vineyard for a birthday celebration so I thought a mini album was a perfect way to remember the day!

Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Album_Good Times-Great Wine(1)The base album is the Clear Scraps Mixed Envelope Album which includes both chipboard and acrylic pages.  Don't be afraid of the acrylic!  It's super easy to work with and adds a fun touch to your album!  It also blends well with the shakers!  The Mini Shaker Wine Glass is perfect for this album, of course, but you can find a shaker to match almost any occasion in the Clear Scraps store!  You can check out all the different options HERE.  They are a great touch to personalize any project!

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Flowers and the hues of purple and pink blend just perfectly and the Clear Scraps Birthday Chipboard Word Title is painted with acrylic paint to match.  Love the ability to customize the embellishment to the project!  You can ink, stamp, or whatever!  This is another of the Clear Scraps items with a lot of possibilities!  Check them out HERE.

After these items were added, it was simple to finish off the album with a few stickers and pretty embellishments:

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Page 3 has a few chipboard embellishments and twine to add a little layered texture:

Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Album_Good Times-Great Wine 3(1)Foam tape is also great to use under some of your embellishments for visual interest!

Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Album_Good Times-Great Wine 4(1)Enamel dots are always a fun touch too!  Everything about these chipboard albums is playing to make it your own!

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The acrylic pages I left just a little acrylic peeking out.  You can also use alcohol inks or Staz-On inks.

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The embellishment in the bottom right was fussy cut out of paper.  Always fun to create your own embellishments!

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A journal box and a few stickers, then binder rings and ribbons, and this one is ready for my pictures!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mixed Envelope Album, Mini Shaker Wine Glass, Birthday Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Acrylic paint--purple, periwinkle, twine, enamel dots, foam tape, Simple Stories Simple Vintage Indigo Garden papers, stickers, chipboard, Picket Fence sequins.

Soft Bunny Pallet Display

I have an obsession with yarn lately.  Funny enough, I don't knit or crochet!  Hi, it's Maureen with you today, and I was looking for a reason to buy all the soft Spring colors of yarn in the stores.  Silly right?


Well, if you want to play with the fun yarn like me, what about making your very own fluffy soft bunny display?  I'm using the Medium Bunny Pallet for this project, along with a thin, white yarn.  My first step is to trace the pallet in a white card stock paper and apply that paper to the sides of the bunny to cover the gaps in the pallet.


Next, I slowly wrapped the pallet in the yarn, starting at the base just above the feet.  If the yarn slipped out of place, I took a little glue and applied it under the yarn.  


I kept wrapping the yard up to the ear bases and then continued wrapping around one of the ears until the top.  Trim off the yarn and proceed to wrap the second ear in the same way.


Continue the same steps for both feet, gluing as you go.  Trim a small piece to cover the gap between the ears and legs and glue it in place.


I'm adding a bow to the bunny by taking 3 separate strips of assorted ribbon and securing them in the middle with a short piece of yarn.  I trim the ends off and tie the bow to the neck of the bunny, slipping the yarn under a piece on the pallet.


Next, I'm using the Easter Chipboard Wood Title as a decor for the bunny's bow, and base-coating this in white acrylic paint.  Once dry, I've dusted the top of the title in pink Distress ink.  I attach this to the bow with a little dab of hot glue.

My bunny gets a fluffy tail pom pom and some assorted flower embellishments finish off my project.  This was so easy and came together in just minutes!  Oh, and he's soft and fun to boot!


Would you try something like this for the upcoming Easter holiday?  I can imagine this in so many different yarn colors.  Oops!   There I go again, dreaming about yarn, ha ha ha!  Remember - only a few simple supplies for this one...glue, the Bunny Pallet shape, ribbon, the Easter sentiment, a flower and pom pom, and of course...YARN.  Ha!

I hope you enjoy your Spring season!  Thanks for stopping by!


Spring Tabby Mixable Album

Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a mini album I created using the Tabby Mixable Album!  Being March, I  am definitely in the mood for warmer weather here in Central Illinois!  The Tabby Mixable Album is perfect for your favorite spring photos measuring 5.75 x 7 inches with 5 cascading pages alternating in acrylic and chipboard.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I used on my project! 


For my front cover, I  colored the acrylic using three coordinating alcohol inks starting with light pink at the top! I  then blended in a nice green followed by turquoise.  It doesn't have to be perfect and its always fun to mix up the colors! 


For my chipboard pages, I  painted the outside edges with black acrylic paint knowing I would be covering them with patterned paper. 


Here is the inside of my front cover where I  created a pocket with my sewing machine and patterned paper.  I then added tags and ephemera to add journaling at a later time. 

I  cut my background pieces to fit the chipboard just before the tabs so that they would show when my book is closed.  I  then added a spot for a 4x4 photo with white cardstock followed by adding ephemera and accents. 



For my next acrylic page, I  only added the turquoise alcohol ink to a small portion of the acrylic as shown. 


I  wanted to add some dimension to my acrylic so I  got out my favorite crackle paste and the 5x9 Circle Dot Patterns Mixer Stencil. I  used a spatula to apply my paste across the top and bottom of my page.  I  then set it aside to allow my paste to dry. 


Using the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, I  painted each of them black. I  ended up only using one in my book and decided to save the other for a later project.  


And here is the end result!  I  love how this page turned out!  


Here is a close up of the Crackle Paste with the Mixer Stencil! Love!  



Here is a photo of the backside of the previous page. I  love that you can get the effects of the alcohol ink and crackle on both sides. 



For the back cover, I added the pink pearlized alcohol ink.  I  then used White Cap Mixative and dropped randomly onto the pink for some contrast. I  then assembled my book with chrome book rings and added some seam binding for accent. 


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

Make a Leprechaun Gnome Buddy

Top O' the Morning to ya!  It's Maureen with you on this St. Patrick's Day!  I happened to "catch" this cute little leprechaun character in the act of being, you know, CUTE.  And I thought I'd share him with you today.


I cannot resist the gnome characters from Clear Scraps - they are addicting to decorate for every season!  This one is a pretty fast project, because I'm using card stock colors as my base.  The item I'm using is the Medium Wood Gnome #2 and he is as cute as can be.  He also is a nice size for a display while still being able to store him easily in a box.


First, I've traced his beard in a red-orange card stock and cut it out.  I do more tracing of the wood pieces for the hat, pants, hands and nose - in green and peach papers, respectively.   His shoes were easy to cut - I covered that area with 2 die cut ovals.


Then, using some brown inks, I've stenciled beard lines in random spots with the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil.  I've used this stencil a lot - it is great to get a realistic look for hair, beards, etc.  I've also dusted the edges of the beard and glued it to the wood piece.


Next I added the buckle on his hat - to make this easy, simply cut a strip about 2" thick of paper (mine is black glitter) and then trim off the ends with a detail scissors.  The buckle comes together by taking 2 different square die cuts to yellow paper, cutting out the middle with the smaller square and gluing it on.


My leprechaun needed something in his hands - so I added a cup of coffee, of course!  He is holding the Coffee Cup Mini Shaker, decorated with layers of papers traced out and glued on the top layer.  The shaker is filled with brown, orange and yellow shaker bits.


After adding the coffee cup, I did add a couple white details to the nose and hands for dimension.  If you decide you want your display outside, I recommend adhering your card stock papers with modge podge and then finishing with a sealant.

He is now sitting inside near my front entryway, keeping an eye on all his gold!  Golden coffee, that is.  Hee hee!

I hope this project encourages you to go 'green' this holiday.  Take care and we'll see you next time!



Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker Shamrock--Lucky to Have You LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today with a LO that would be great for St. Patty's Day, or for any occasion that makes you feel "lucky".

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This LO starts with the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shamrock.  The paper for the background of the shamr
ock was a plain print, so I used the Clear Scraps 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil.

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Using a sponge applicator, I swirled a couple of green ink colors together to create this fun background pattern.  Before I was done, I added a border using this same stencil to continue this pattern in the LO.  It adds a nice extra touch to the plain background.

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Clear Scraps Mixer Stencils are so much fun to play with!  Use them with inks, paint, pastes, sprays!  Make sure to see all the stencil options available HERE.

To complete the shaker, I glued down the background, then added the frame layers to create the shaker (the top frame was painted with black acrylic paint). Before gluing the acrylic layer some of the Clear Scraps Glamour Sequins add a sparkly element.

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This is another item with so many options available in the Clear Scraps Store!  Find all the shaker filler HERE.

Clear Scraps makes LO titles easy too!  Their Chipboard Word Titles are easy to coordinate to your project using paint, stamps, inks, or any medium you'd like!

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This Lucky Chipboard Word Title was painted with black acrylic paint.  A few enamel dots were added around it to help highlight it.  A few extra touches of twine and ribbon finish this LO.  As with all the amazing embellishments you can find at Clear Scraps, the Chipboard Word Titles have a lot to offer to customize your LO's for any holiday or occasion!  Visit the HUGE selection available HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today! 


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Shamrock, 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil, Glamour Sequins, Lucky Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Black acrylic paint, scallop punch, black cardstock, Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes papers, twine, organza ribbon, enamel dots.

Enjoy the Little Things

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Now that the month of March has arrived, I have spring fever! Now's the perfect time to start creating those Springtime projects!

Today I have a Springtime Home Decor project to share. I'll be using several Clear Scraps products, including Rectangle wood shape (you can find all the wood products available including Shiplap shapes that would work just fine for this project Click here mini shaker mushroom Click here and Clear Scraps Scallop Chipboard border Click here

The paper collection I chose to use is from Graphic45 "Little Things " (the gnomes and garden fairies are too cute) I will be inking all my papers using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

To begin our project, I covered my wood base with one of the patterned papers and cut to measure 10 x 7 & 7/8 inches. Adhere to your base using Beacon glue. I recommend using a strong permanent glue such as Beacon. 

Now take your scalloped chipboard borders 20230305_134953
and cut apart one border. You can save the other scalloped border for a future project. Taking another coordinating paper, (I chose one of the border pieces from this collection) I cut to measure 10 inches. Then glue your paper onto your scalloped chipboard border, leaving about 1/4 inch of wood showing at the bottom. I trimmed away any excess paper at the top,  using an x-acto knife. Using your Clear Scraps sanding tool Click here or Distress tool, smooth out any rough edges.


Then glue your chipboard border piece at the top of your wood base. Set aside for now. 


 Now  let's begin to decorate and assemble our mushroom shaker. 


Remove your shaker pieces from your package. I applied some cream acrylic paint to the stem of my shaker piece. On the top mushroom cap piece, I applied some red acrylic paint. Let dry. 


Taking the bottom mushroom cap shaker piece,  I chose one of the patterned papers and traced around the mushroom cap. Cut out and glue your paper to your shaker base. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife and smooth any rough edges using your sanding tool. 


Take your next 2 bottom chipboard shaker pieces and glue in place on top of your bottom piece. Fill your shaker with glitter, beads, sequins (I used Clear Scraps Summer sequins) Click here


Peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic shaker piece before gluing in place. Lastly glue your top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking!


Now the fun part of planning how you want decorate your project and what embellishments you would like to add. I don't glue anything down onto my project, until I'm happy with their placement. 

I fussycut some images from several scrap papers.


Then I adhered my butterfly at the top of my mushroom shaker. I slightly bent my mushroom paper piece to create dimension. Then glued onto the bottom stem of my mushroom. The gnome I adhered foam dots to the back before adhering.  Here's a photo for you!


Now choosing one of the Journaling cards, I cut it out and then carefully torn around the edges. Then applied some Distress Ink along the edges. I adhered foam tape onto the back of my Journaling card and adhered on the left side of my wood base. Here's a closeup!


I cut out a border sentiment piece and glued along the bottom edge. I also fussycut some flower fairies and adhered them above my border sentiment using foam dots. The Butterflies i glued above the flower fairies and added a touch of Stickles Stardust glitter to their wings! Here's some closeups!


To finish up my project, I glued my mushroom shaker above the sentiment border, next to my flower fairies. I took one of the matching chipboard sentiments and frame (from this paper collection) and glued at the top, along with a gold pearl gem over the hole in my chipboard frame. I attached a metal hanger on the backside of my wood base. Now it's ready to display on your wall!


I thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! I hope I've inspired you to start creating a Springtime project to decorate your home! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafting supplies and see all the newest products available for purchase!

Till next time, Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, paper trimmer, Distress or sanding tool, Graphic45 pearl gems, Graphic45 Little Things paper collection, Stickles Stardust glitter , Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs 

Birthday Cake Mini Shaker Album

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a fun mini album I created!  I  have a group of friends from high school that have remained close into adulthood.  This year everyone (except me) is turning 50! One weekend a few of us went to Indiana to spend time with our friend, Michelle, to help her celebrate!  I used the Chipboard Banner Album for my book and love how it turned out!  


For the front of my album, I used the Birthday Cake Mini Shaker Shape as the accent of my page.  I painted it a bright pink and added fun sequins to the center!  I  then adorned the top with die cut numbers.  


Also, each page was  painted with white acrylic paint before adding any paper or embellishments.  For the inside of my front cover, I left an area for journaling. I'm not sure if I'm going to go back and add some thoughts or allow my friend to.  


Each page is big enough to fit a 4x4 or 4x6 horizontal photo!  I  tend to mat my photos onto white cardstock because I  like the way it looks. 



Here, I  created an extra page using some patterned paper and my Scor-Pal.  I  created a flap to hide photos and journaling as you can see in the next picture.  



Here are photos of the rest of my album!  




We turned into pumpkins at midnight and were back in the hotel in our pajamas!  LOL  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope this inspires you to create a mini album about a fun event you've recently attended!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, foam shapes, brads, enamel dots, chipboard stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow,, Beacon; paint: FolkArt; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, seam binding, thread

Lucky to Be Irish Memory-Dex

One of the more carefree holidays I enjoy is St. Patrick's Day.  There's green food, fun beverages and goofy things to wear.  Right up my alley!  Hi, I'm Maureen, and I enjoy this holiday also because I'm part Irish.


I wanted to have fun with some crafts this month, so I decided to put together some cheery Irish themed cards using the new Clear Scraps Memory-Dex line of products.  First up, I chose some of the Rounded Tab Chipboard dividers to decorate.  These are fun and sturdy, allowing me the freedom to glue, paint, color or simply embellish!


I'm covering both in a base paper, trimming the prongs out at the bottom with a detail scissors.  One is a green plaid and the other are a couple stripes of card stock, made to look like Ireland's flag.  I've taken some shamrock die cuts and stamped sentiments to the papers and dusted them with ink.  The designs are complete with some twine, stamps and floral embellishments glued across the front.


Next, I picked out one of the Rounded Acrylic Dividers to work with.  I wanted this card to have some bling!  The fun part of the acrylic cards are the ability to create a see-through project.  I decided to add a shaker foam die cut from a set I have in my stash.  This is a rainbow foam shape that I have filled with beads in assorted colors.  Next, I add an acetate sheet over the top.


My final steps were to add some glitter paper on top and a fun sentiment across the image.  You can see from both sides and it rattles when you shake it.  So fun!


When you're done decorating your cards, consider adding them to one of the DIY Memory-Dex Wood Boxes and display them throughout the holiday or Spring season.  I think a Spring blossom box would be so much fun for these projects!

Here is a list of additional supplies below.  I hope you have a fun time celebrating Spring with this project - see you next time!


Supplies:  Foam and die cut shapes (I used Queen and Co.), bead shaker bits, glitter paper in assorted colors, assorted sentiment stamps, lips stamp, Distress Inks, colored card stock, plaid paper, shamrock die cuts, twine, flower embellishments, glue

Lucky Shamrock Mini Shaker Layout

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a St. Patrick's Day themed layout I created!  I've been hanging on to this sweet photo of my son from kindergarten (he's a junior in high school now!) and wanted to scrap him with his rainbow hat and lucky t-shirt!  Sure miss those days!  


I got out my green acrylic paint to color the Lucky Chipboard Script Word Title. I then set it aside to allow it to dry.  



Using the same paint, I  added a coat to the top chipboard frame and the edges of the middle two chipboard frames of the Shamrock Mini Shaker Shape.  


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered patterned paper to the Chipboard Frame of my shaker.  I  cut away any excess paper with scissors and followed up using my x-acto knife and sanding tool. 


Once I  had my fun sequins inside my shaker and acrylic overlay glued, I  clipped my pieces all together for a firm hold while everything dried.  


Taking my top Chipboard Frame, I  added embossing ink and  a fun green glitter embossing powder.  I wanted to give my shaker a little bling!  


Before assembling my page, I  used the 5x9 Circle Dots Patterns  Mixer Stencil with Crackle Paste in random area for some dimension. 



And here is my shaker all assembled and glued along with my Lucky Chipboard Script Word Title!  


Here is a close up of the Crackle Paint with the Mixer Stencil; I  added some hand punched circles as well to my page. I  did not have a lot of this collection left and wanted to incorporate as much color as I  could. 

I  cut out a journaling spot from a 3x4 card in the collection and tucked it into my strip of patterned paper.  



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

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock, journaling pen: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow,, Beacon; paint: DecoArt; crackle paste, embossing ink, embossing powder:  Ranger; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--St. Patrick's Day Card

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today, to share a little inspiration for the St. Patrick's holiday!Clear_Scraps_Mini Shaker_St. Patrick's Card(1)

This card would be a great "hi how are ya" card to send during the month of March or to say Happy St. Patty's!

It starts with painting the frame on the cute Mini Shaker Flag with black acrylic paint.  While that dries, it's time to start the rest of the card.  The base is made out of black cardstock, cut and folded to make a 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" A2 size card.  To make the layering piece, white cardstock was cut into a 5&1/4" by 4" mat.  Next up, was to create the background pattern using the Clear Scraps 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil.

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These stencils are fun and easy to use so you can customize your background on a card, scrapbook LO, or anything you'd like.  Here I used a mix of 3 different shades of green distress ink and blended them slightly as I went.   Super quick and easy using a sponge applicator!  The stencil was a wee bit smaller than my card front, you could just move it--or do like I did, and brush ink along the bottom and top edge of the stencil to fill it in.  You could also mask it, but I wanted to add the 1/8" strip of orange cardstock to mimic the flag colors.  This mat piece was then added to the card front.  If you'd like to see more of the 5x9 stencils, you can find all of the different options HERE in the Clear Scraps store.

The final step was to finish the flag.  I traced out the flag on green, white and orange cardstock, then trimmed it to fit the base of the shaker and glued each piece.

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I glued down the frame layers, added some sequins, then glued down the acrylic layer (remembering to take off the protective coating on each side!) and finally added the painted black frame.  A little bow and twine finish the card off perfectly!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Flag, 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil

Other:  Acrylic paint-black, Cardstock-green, white, orange, black, Distress Ink-Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles and Twisted Citron, ribbon, twine, sequins, glue.

Clear Scraps Guest Designer 2023


Do you like to create home decor projects, mini albums, use stencils, etc?  

Then we are looking for you to apply as a guest designer for Clear Scraps!  

Guest Designers will be required to complete one project per month, post on our blog, and include a short reel of their project. 

Terms will be three months with possibility of permanent design team position!  

Please submit your name, address, and three photos of your best work to [email protected]

Deadline midnight CST March 29th 2023.

Questions please email [email protected]

Thank you and Good Luck!  

Life's a Bowl of Cherries Shiplap Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana here! I'm back with another Home Decor project for you! For this project today, I'm using Clear Scraps Cutting Board Shiplap shape small Click here and Clear Scraps Baking Chipboard Embellishment! Click here


The papers I chose are from Graphic45 "Life's a Bowl of Cherries " paper collection. I'll be inking all my papers and embellishments using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

To begin our project, I took some Folkart Chalk Paint Parchment and painted the top handle area including along the sides. Let dry. 


Next I chose 2 coordinating papers from the 8x8 pad and cut down to fit on each section of my Shiplap pallet. I inked my papers before gluing. I recommend using a strong bond glue like Beacon. Here's the paper measurements for each section:

Top: 6 3/8 x 2 & 1/2 inches

Middle: 6 1/4 x 2 5/8 inches 

Bottom: 6 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches 


Take you Chipboard Baking Embellishment piece and cut away the rolling pin from the frame. You can save the other embellishments for future projects. Using some Prima Ingrid Bergman Chalk Ink Knotted Wood and Pastel Brown, I applied the Chalk onto the chipboard handles and rolling pin.


Set aside to dry. After it has throughly dried, I adhered one of the diecut ticket sentiments to the center of my rolling pin. Then applied some foam dots to the back of my chipboard piece, before adhering onto the top section of my cutting board shape. Here's a closeup!


Now the fun part of choosing your embellishments! I used a variety of embellishments such as matching diecuts, and fussycut elements from the papers!


On the lower handle area on my cutting board, I glued this cute tiny cherry diecut. Below that, I cut out one of the Life is Sweet border pieces from the paper pad  and adhered along the top edge using foam dots. 

On the middle section on my cutting board, I glued a diecut sentiment in the center. Then fussycut acouple cherry embellishments and adhered in each corner. 

Along the bottom section,  I cut out two of the stamp pieces and glued one on each side. In the middle I adhered the bottle cap" Cherry Soda" in the center using foam dots. Here's a closeup!


To finish I took some jute cord and threaded it through the top hole on my cutting board. Then tie a knot on the end. I applied some Stickles Stardust glitter on some of the Cherry images along with Spectrum Noir Glossy Accents. This highlights and adds dimension to the cherries! I think this would be a cute decor piece to display in your kitchen!


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and see all the newest Shiplap shapes available for purchase! I hope you will create something beautiful and share with us on our Facebook Creative page!

Till next time, Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies Used: Folkart Chalk Paint Parchment, Prima Ingrid Bergman Chalk Ink Knotted Wood and Pastel Brown, score board, trimmer, Stickles Stardust glitter, Spectrum Noir Glossy highlights Clear, foam dots, jute cord, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Beacon glue 

Purses Acrylic Dividers


Hello everyone! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share some of the new Memory-Dex DIY Dividers with you!  Since its March, I'm definitely ready for spring! And so I  decided to design my Purses Acrylic Dividers in bright, spring theme!  I'm also going to show you the easy techniques I  used as well!  


For Divider #1, I colored my acrylic using three different alcohol inks as my background. 


I chose a light pink, yellow and green for my colors blending them from light to dark.  


Then using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered strips of patterned paper across the center as shown.  I trimmed the excess off with scissors and sanded the edges with my sanding tool. I  then was ready to embellish and add small die cut shapes and enamel dots.  


For Divider #2, I  again used alcohol ink except I  only covered the top portion of my card. 


I  used a pearlized pink color that looks lovely on the acrylic!  Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the bottom portion of my card.  I  trimmed off excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife followed by using my sanding tool. 


Last but not least, for card #3 I  use pink chalk paint to color the entire Divider.  I  actually love how it turned out!  


I  covered the middle third with patterned paper and then added embellishments to accent!  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Memory-Dex DIY products by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, epoxy frame, enamel dots: Pinkfresh Studios; alcohol ink: Ranger; paint:  FolkArt; bakers twine:  Whisker Graphics, adhesive: Beacon,, Tombow; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool, seam binding.