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.

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!  

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

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.

Vintage Couture Acrylic Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I have a Home Decor project idea using Clear Scraps 3x8 Wide Scallop Album, Click here  Clothes Hangers Chipboard Click here and 5.5 x 11 Acrylic Tab Slimline album Click here



I love Vintage clothing from back in the day. I think the styles of clothing were so classy and elegant! Don't you? So for my project today, we will be using Graphic45 "Couture Paper pad 8x8 and some items from my crafty stash!

We will be using only the top Acrylic Slimline album piece as our base for this project. You can save the other pages for a future project. In addition,  we will only use the top Chipboard tag from the Wide Scallop Album. 

I will be inking all my papers using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

First I chose 2 coordinating papers from the 8x8 pad and traced, cut and glued my (chic) paper onto my chipboard tag base. I trimmed away any excess paper and smoothed out any rough edges. I cut my 2nd coordinating paper (Accessories") to measure 3x3. Then glue in place. Taking some Graphic45 Gold and black washi tape, I applied on an angle across the upper left corner and bottom right corner. Then I cut out one of the small Journaling cards (Stylish) and adding foam dots to the backside, I adhered on top of my previous two layers. I glued a tiny button along the bottom. Added a few Gold Dazzle stickers over the two holes on my chipboard tag and on each bottom corners. Then adding some foam tape onto the back of tag, I adhered it in the center of my acrylic album piece. I cut one of the border sentiments and glued on the acrylic tab on the bottom edge. Here's a closeup!


Cut apart one of the chipboard hangers (save the other hanger for another future project) I applied with my finger some silver Gliding Wax over the top part of the hanger. Then I applied some Gold Gliding Wax to the bottom portion of my hanger.


On the left side, I cut a piece from tthat measures 3x4 inches and adhered onto my acrylic bbase.i glued my hanger at a slight angle across the top of my paper. I added a tiny white bow onto my hanger. I fussy cut acouple vintage fashion gals and adhered on my paper using foam dots. I added a button card with foam dots on the lower left side. Here's a closeup!


For the right side, i cut another paper (Lovely) to measure 3x 4 &1/4 inches. I matted one of the larger Journaling cards on top. Then adhered on the right side. I fussy cut two of the postage stamps and stapled them onto the lower left side of my journal card. Here's a closeup!


To finish this project,  I took two pieces of gold tulle, and thread through each hole on the left and right side, then tied into a bow! I repeated this in the middle using some white tulle. Here's my finished project!


Now it's ready to display and enjoy!

I hope you are inspired and enjoyed my project today! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and see all the newest products available!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next month, have a crafty day!


Other Supplies Used:

Graphic45 Couture 8x8 paper pad, Graphic45 washi tape in Black and Gold, Gliding Wax in Gold and Silver,  Gold and White Tulle, small button, scoring tool,  Beacon glue, Dazzle stickers-Gold, stapler, xaco knife, Distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, button card, white bow.


Clear Scraps Memory-Dex--Filled with Faith

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today sharing a project using one of the amazing NEW Memory-Dex from Clear Scraps!

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I will warn you now you will LOVE these adorable new boxes!  This one is called the Regular DIY Wood Box.  You'll find both sizes and styles of boxes and all the cards in both acrylic and chipboard to fill 'em up in the Clear Scraps store in the "What's New" section HERE.   To create the box you can paint, cover with paper, whatever you choose.  I used white acrylic paint and brushed it on so it left the box with a distressed-like feel.   I painted the dowels that hold the cards in place black for a nice contrast.  After gluing the box together, the sides were decorated with pretty patterned paper strips matted on black cardstock, then some stickers popped up with foam tape.

To make the cards for the box, I started by painting the back of the chipboard cards black.

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After they dried, I used a bold script stamp and white ink to stamp an image down the middle of the card.  I could have filled the card, but I liked the look of the edges.  You can easily do paper, pictures, etc on both sides, but thought I'd show a little different idea!  Next up was to decorate the front of the cards.

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This particular card is one of the Vintage Chip Dividers--and all the different cards come in a THREE pack!  I traced it onto paper, cut it out, then glued it onto the chipboard and added a little embellishment.  The other 2 tags in this picture are nice little additions if you are creating on of these--just cut out the 3"x4" journal cards (or fussy cut images on them) and add a bit of twine or ribbon.  If you add some lined paper or an index card cut to fit, you can use these to journal on too--I'll add bible verses to mine!

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A 4"x4" journal card trims down nicely to fit the Regular Chip dividers (square), the other cards pictured are from the Angel Chip Dividers, the Hearts Chi Dividers, and the Houses Acrylic Dividers.   These are so fun to mix and match and with 3 in a pack, the combinations and creative possibilities are endless!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Regular DIY Wood Box, Vintage Chip Dividers, Regular Chip Dividers, Angel Chip dividers, Hearts Chip Dividers, and Houses Acrylic Dividers.

Other:  Acrylic paint--white, black, Brilliance ink--Marshmallow White, Echo Park Forward With Faith collection paper and stickers, twine, ribbon, script stamp, foam tape, glue.

This Is Us Memory-Dex DIY Wood Box

Hello friends! Jennifer here on the blog today to share one of the new Memory-Dex DIY Wood Boxes with you! I  am so loving these fun, new products and have enjoyed creating with them!  For today's post, I  used the 12 Inch High DIY Wood Box as my base! My project is all about my family and I can't wait to show you what I  did!  


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After assembling my DIY Wood Box with wood glue, I  painted the sides and inside with black acrylic paint.  I left a blank space for where I knew I would be placing patterned paper. Next, with my Beacon Adhesive I  applied patterned paper to the front, sides and back of my DIY Wood Box. 


While I  had my black acrylic paint out, I  painted the This is Us Chipboard Word Script Title that I  used on my front Divider Card.  


Here it is on the  Rounded Chipboard Divider Card which I  covered in patterned paper and small embellishments. I  love the way the black stands out against the paper!  


I  also painted the House Mini Shaker Shape....only painting the top chipboard frame, as well as the edges of the two middle frames. 


And here is my assembled shaker! I  thought it would look cute tucked in between my divider cards! 


Since my project is about my family, I  decided to use the House Chipboard Divider Cards. I  simply painted the bottom third with black acrylic paint and covered the top with patterned paper.  Most dividers I  used a wallet sized photo matted onto white cardstock.  





Another cute tuck in!  I used the Basic Door Chipboard Embellishment Shape which I painted black and backed the "screen" with patterned paper.  


For my Rounded Tab Acrylic Dividers, I colored them with pearlized pink alcohol ink which matched nicely with the collection I  used.  


Here is a finished card with photo + patterned paper! 


I embellished a couple of my divider cards with the Door Knocker Chipboard Embellishment Shapes.  I  applied Gold Gilding Polish to each of them to give a nice shine.  


Here is a close up of one of the House Chipboard Divider Cards with a Door Knocker Chipboard Embellishment Shape. 












I also used a few of the Regular Tab Chipboard Dividers as well.  




Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Memory-Dex DIY Wood Boxes and Dividers by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day!  

Vintage Shiplap Heart Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and back to share another February project with you! February is all about Love! I love decorating my home for every holiday including Valentine's Day! How about you?

Today I'll be using Clear Scraps Heart Shiplap Shape Large Click here mini shaker heart Click here


The papers, flowers, ephemera I'll be using to decorate my Shiplap Heart, are from Frank Garcia's Magic Love collection. I adore the vintage look. But you could use any paper style you prefer to decorate your wood heart base. 

To begin I took some Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint and applied around the outside edges of my heart shape, including between the wood sections Let dry before preceding to the next step.


I chose two different coordinating papers from the collection, I traced and cut each piece out. Inked along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then I applied foam tape on the back of each piece of paper before adhering to each section of my Shiplap Heart base. Set your heart aside for now. 


Remove your shaker pieces from your package. I traced my bottom shaker chipboard piece onto one of the Journaling cards in this collection. Glue onto your chipboard shaker piece using Beacon glue. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Using your Distress tool smooth away any rough edges. I applied some Prima Old Rose Chalk Ink  onto my top shaker heart piece. Let dry. I also fussy cut a few hearts from one of my Scrap papers. 


Next glue your next two chipboard pieces in place. Fill your shaker with sequins, glitter, confetti or beads. I chose Clear Scraps Summer sequins Click here now taking your acrylic shaker piece, peel off the protective film from both sides. Then glue in place. Leave undisturbed (no shaking) until throughly dry. Then I glue some white pom pom trim around the edge of my shaker heart!


Now it time to decorate and add your embellishments! I like to rearrange and figure out their placement before adhering to my piece. I applied some foam tape to the back of my shaker before adhering to my Shiplap Heart base. Here's a closeup!


I adhered some wood stickers, Prima flowers, crystals and sticker hearts! Some ephemera pieces I added foam dots to the back before adhering. I love to tuck in some pearls in between my flowers and a few hearts! Here's some closeups!




To finish my home decor piece, I glued some white ruffled crepe paper around the edges of my Shiplap Heart. I think this adds such a nice vintage touch! I added a metal hanger onto the back. Now it's ready to hang!


I hope you've enjoyed my project today! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Check back often to see what all the other design team members have created just for you! Shop for all your crafty supplies and see all that's new on the Clear Scraps website! Click here

I'll be back soon to share another project to hopefully inspire you! Until then, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Frank Garcia's Magic Love collection, Prima flowers, Prima crystals, Prima Chalk Ink "old rose" trimmer, score board, xaco knife, Beacon glue, Heart clip, stapler, foam dots and tape, sequins, white pompom trim, white ruffled crepe paper 


Happy Hearts Valentine DIY Wood Box and Memory-Dex cards

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm really excited about today's project post. It features the new Clear Scraps DIY Wood Boxes and Memory-Dex cards. There are a variety of size boxes you can create, as well as Memory-Dex cards in acrylic or chipboard! You'll want to collect them all!

For today's project, I'll be using Clear Scraps High DIY Wood box Click here  I'll  also be using a variety of different Memory-Dex cards in both acrylic and chipboard. You can mix the cards up anyway you want and according to what style or theme you chose.  Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I chose hearts and all things to do with love! 

Remove all your pieces from your package. Lay them out on your table, in order of assembly. I applied some Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint on my bottom piece. Set aside to dry. You could if you like, skip this step and just cover the bottom of your box, with patterned paper. Its up to you! There's no right or wrong way. Just have fun! Here's a look so far:



The papers I chose to decorate the outside of my box as well as my Memory-Dex cards, is Simple Stories "Happy Hearts" collection.  I traced both sides, back and front pieces onto coordinating patterned papers. I trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife.  I inked all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs before adhering them onto my wood pieces. Here's a photo of one side of my box:


Back photo:


Repeat this process for the other side of your box as well as the front piece. Then glue your box together using a strong and permanent glue like Beacon glue. I held my piece in place a few seconds until the glue holds. Repeat for all pieces, making sure you insert both dowels inside your box before gluing the front and back pieces in place. Here's how it will look once your box is assembled.:


Now the fun begins! It's time to decorate the outside of your box.  When decorating my box, I like to chose a variety of embellishments such as trims, ribbon, stickers, chipboard stickers, and sentiments. This is a great way to use up leftover papers and embellishments you have in your crafty stash! If you're like me, I have too many to count! Lol 

Here's some photos I hope will inspire you!





Memory-Dex Cards: For this project I'll be using Rounded chip Click here Rounded tab Click here

Regular chip Click here  Rounded acrylic Click here Regular tab acrylic Click here

Hearts acrylic: Click here

Next take the cards of your choice (I liked to mix my cards up using both acrylic and chipboard cards) but its all up to your own preference) then using a variety of patterned papers, cover the front and back of each card. For my chipboard cards, I cut to measure 4 x 2 &3/4 inches. For my acrylic they measure 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches. Be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic card before adhering your papers. I recommend removing the protective film from your acrylic card as you go, This prevents you from scratching your acrylic surface on any of your cards. 

I like to add a sentiment, stickers, ephemera to decorate my Memory-Dex cards. Here's some samples of how I decorated my acrylic cards.

Front side:


Back side closeups:




Other acrylic cards:



Chipboard Memory-Dex cards: I painted the bottom edges using acrylic paint Black (2 total) and one using pink acrylic paint. Let dry.


Then repeat steps as before covering the front and backs with papers and embellishments. I did make some into pocket cards and tucked ephemera pieces inside my pocket! Here's some closeups!



Here's another photo of my box with my cards stacked inside!


I hope you had as much fun as I have creating this DIY Wood box with Memory-Dex cards! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new DIY Wood Boxes and Memory-Dex cards available to purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your Boxes and Memory-Dex cards with us! We'd love to see yours!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Happy Hearts papers, ephemera and stickers, trimmer, xaco knife, scoring board,  foam dots, Beacon glue, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, enamel dots, heart trim, Pink and black acrylic paint, Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint, 

Double Hearts Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer and I'm back with a layout I created using some fun Clear Scraps products! Valentines Day is almost here and my page is all about love!  I'm going to show you the techniques I used, as well.



Starting with white cardstock, I blended in Distress Oxide Inks in pink, red, and yellow at the top and bottom edges of my page.  I  did not worry about it being perfect. 


Next using the 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil, I  added a thin layer of Crackle Paste.  


Here is a close up of the end result of the Crackle Paste and the Distress Oxide Ink. 


I set my cardstock aside to work on my Double Heart Mini Shaker Shape. First, I  added patterned paper to the chipboard base of my shaker using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I cut away excess paper with scissors and trimmed the edges with my x-acto knife and sanding tool. 


I painted the two middle chipboard frames with pink chalk paint only focusing on the edges.


For the top chipboard frame, I  colored it with Matte Chalk Polish in Pink.  I applied the polish in a circular motion the the applicator contained in the cap.  


Here is a close up of my Shaker assembled and placed on the layout!  



Thank you for stopping by the blog! I  hope this inspires you to create  a page all about your significant other!  You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, foam letters/shapes, enamel dots: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock, date stamp: American Crafts; paint: Folk Art, Creative Expressions; sequins:  Picket Fence Studio, Recollections; crackle paste, pigment ink, Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; cut file: Silhouette; misc: thread, x-acto knife

Valentine Cards with Clear Scraps Shakers

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here today on the blog to share some easy Valentine's Day Acrylic cards I created using two of the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shapes!  The techniques  I used  are  simple

to follow along and I'm going to include them for each card! 



For card #1, I cut a 4 1/2 x 5 piece of acrylic from the 12x12 Acrylic Clear Craft Sheet.  Then using my applicator, I  applied a fun bright pearlized pink alcohol ink to the surface.  I set aside to allow my ink to dry while working on my shaker, the Envelope Mini Shaker Shape


First, I  painted the top chipboard frame along with the edges of the middle two frames with light pink chalk paint.  Chalk paint is not necessary...I  just liked the color and it dries quickly! 


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


I adhered my two middle chipboard frames and then added my chunky glitter. I chose bright colors that matched my patterned paper.  Next I  adhered my acrylic overlay. 


Before adhering my top chipboard frame, I applied a light coat of crackle paste to the paint to give it some dimension.  I  helped drying time by using my heat tool.   Last, I  was ready to adhere my top chipboard frame.  My entire shaker was affixed to my card using the Beacon Adhesive. 



For Card #2, I used the Lava Lamp Mini Shaker Shape as the main star of my project.  I  assembled my shaker in the usual manner but did add die cut shapes to the center using pop dots before adhering my acrylic overlay.


For my acrylic background I used three different bright colors of alcohol ink and blended them together.  


Once my alcohol ink was dry, I  flipped over my acrylic and created a background using small stamps and black StazOn ink.  


Here is the final result!  The inside sentiment says "All You Need is Love Love Love"!  


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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, brads:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: FolkArt, Ranger; adhesive: Beacon,; alcohol ink: Ranger; pigment ink: Tsuneiko; stamps: Mama Elephant, Catherine Pooler Designs; glitter: Recollections;  bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, mini wood clothes pin

Hearts Memory-Dex Acrylic Dividers

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here to share a tutorial on how I decorated the  new Hearts Acrylic Dividers.  How cute are these just in time for Valentines Day?  I'm going to show you my techniques for each card which I have included a process video.  


For card #1, which is the large heart, I colored the top and bottom with alcohol ink in Fiesta. A nice bright pink color for Valentines Day! 


Once my alcohol ink was dry, I  flipped over my Divider and created a background with my stamp and StazOn Ink in black. 


Lastly, I added a strip of patterned paper and embellishments to complete! 


Here is a process video to show you how I decorated Card #1: 

For Card #2, I  colored the entire Divider with alcohol ink in light pink.  


I  forgot to take photos of my step by step techniques but I  did create a video! 


I love Card #3's cut out heart! So cute!  I used two different pearlized alcohol inks in pink and green to color my acrylic. 


Here is the process video:


Thank you for stopping by today!  You can see all of the Acrylic and Chipboard Dividers by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, chipboard stickers, brads, enamel dot: Simple Stories;  alcohol ink, Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon,, Adhesives by 3L; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ink: Tsuneiko; stamp:  Mama Elephant. 

Chalkboard Menu Tablet Stand

Do you cook often?  If so, are you a planner with your menu and grocery lists?  I'm Maureen, and I admittedly am not great at this.  It would help if I could be more organized.  Perhaps writing things down on a chalkboard could help with making lists, right?


I love the idea of having a message board in my kitchen for multiple uses, and I also like the idea of a tablet and/or phone holder to look up and hold recipes.  So, for this project, I've chosen the Vintage Tablet Stand for this menu board.  This acrylic stand is very sturdy - enough to hold a recipe book but also classic enough to turn it into a chalkboard.


This starts with some black chalkboard paint.  Follow the instructions on your paint bottle - in my case, the bottle recommends one coat painted in one direction and a second coat going the opposite way.  Because the acrylic is see-through, I needed to apply 4 coats total.


Each layer of paint needs a good amount of time to dry and "cure" so I recommend leaving it overnight in between your first 2 coats.


Next, I've decided to add my quote at the top with a vinyl cut. This is so much fun and looks much better than handwriting.  This sentiment was an image from the Cricut library, sized down to my tablet size.

Follow the instructions for your electronic cutting machine on how to apply; however, the basics are to cut your image, weed off the excess, peel off the backing and adhere with a transfer sheet.


Now, to add some pattern to my tablet (and match my kitchen), I'm using the one of the Hearts Chipboard Embellishment pieces, and covering it with a patterned paper.  This is glued to the board after a dusting of black ink on the edges.


It's time to use your board!  Would you use something like this in your home or kitchen?  I love that the stand pieces could hold chalk and an eraser too.  I could envision this as a scoreboard project in a kitchen also.  There are tons of ideas available with the Clear Scraps items!

Happy cooking!  Until next time,


This Is Me Memory-Dex Card Box

Hello!  Its Jennifer here on the blog to share a fabulous new release from Clear Scraps!  Last week the new Memory-Dex DIY Wood Boxes with coordinating Acrylic and Chipboard Cards!  I've been so excited about this product and I  know our team can't wait to show you their projects!  I used the 6 Inch High Box  which I made into a small scrapbook of sorts that is all about me! I  printed out wallet sized photos and documented a little information about myself on each card. 


Assembling the box is super easy and goes together like a puzzle.  I recommend using wood glue or something stronger than your usual liquid adhesive.  Once my box was dry, I  painted the inside and outside with black acrylic paint.  There are two dowel rods that go inside your box but I did not insert them correctly (LOL) and had to place them after the fact. So learn from my mistake! Glue your dowel rods in when putting your box together.  




Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front, sides, and back of my box.  I also added some fun die cuts and embellishments to the front as well.  



I mixed and matched my cards using both the acrylic and chipboard!  For my chipboard cards, I simply painted them black and added patterned paper.  Here is the Scallop Chipboard Divider I used as my "front" or cover card.  



On my acrylic dividers, I added alcohol ink in Butterscotch to one side to add a fun yellow color. I simply dabbed with an ink applicator and allowed to dry. 



This card is the Regular Acrylic Divider where I  placed a photo on the front and journaling on the back. 





This card is all about my family and being a mom!  I used the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider



I like to add envelopes or extra cards to my projects; here is an envelope that I included my current favorite songs that I love to listen to. 


For this card, I created a pocket with patterned paper and my sewing machine then added tags with photos.  This Regular Acrylic Divider is all about friends!  



Here is a photo of the tags with journaling.  


I added additional tags on the opposite side of this card then adding a 3x4 journaling card behind it.  




I used the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider to document all about hiking and getting outside!  


On the opposite side, I journaled about my love of volunteering! This past summer, I was able to volunteer at Mission of Mercy where dental services are provided for the underserved. 



Speaking of dental, I had to create a card all about dental hygiene:  I've been practicing close to 30 years! 




Of course, scrapbooking is a big part of my life!  Its therapy for me and keeps me sane! LOL 


I'm also a big lover of the beach!  Give me some sun and sand and I'm a happy lady!  


Here, I  used the Scallop Chipboard Divider to talk about my love of running!  



I'm not a big drinker but do love a craft beer from time to time. 



Of course I  have to mention my biggest baby! Our four year old lab mix Henry!  


I  consider myself having a compassionate heart for those who don't have a voice or need our help.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the NEW Memory-Dex products by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

 Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, enamel dots, chipboard frames: PinkFresh Studios; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow,; paint: DecoArt; alcohol ink: Ranger; journaling pen: American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; stapler, metal charms: Tim Holtz; letter stickers: Basic Grey; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers. 


Snow Much Fun Acrylic Layout

Hello Craft Friends!

Hope you all are having a great start to the New Year! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today, sharing my winter layout. I love to capture those favorite winter moments of playing in the snow, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. That's what I love most about scrapbooking. You can go back and relive those special times with family and friends. 

For our layout project we'll be using Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet as your base. Click here If you haven't tried using these acrylic sheets, I encourage you to try them out. In addition to we'll be using one of the new Tag Mitten chipboard embellishments Click here to decorate our layout. These are so much fun to decorate and they add a special touch to your layout!

The paper collection I'll be using is Simple Stories "Feelin Frosty" I think it's super cute and just perfect for those winter photos! I'll be inking my papers and embellishments using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs from Tim Holtz. 

To begin take one of the 12x12 patterned papers and cut down to 11 & 3/8 inches. Make sure to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet, before adhering your paper to the acrylic. I use a clear tape runner to adhere my paper to my acrylic sheet. Set aside for now. 


Take your tag/mitten chipboard embellishment and cut away from the outside frame. 


I like to save my leftover frame piece and use for future projects. Take your chipboard tag base. Trace around it onto another coordinating paper. Mark the hole at the top. Cut out and glue your paper to your tag surface. Taking an x-acto knife, trim away any excess paper. 


Punch the hole at the top of your tag, using a paper punch. You can use a Distress tool to smooth away any rough edges on your tag.

Taking my Mittens embellishments, I covered it with pink Chalk Ink, then covered the top with Martha Stewart Sugarcube glitter. Shake off any excess glitter. I inked the top fur on the Mittens with white ink and sprinkled some Martha Stewart white confetti glitter over top. Let dry.


After your tag is throughly dry, glue your Mittens embellishment along the bottom part of your tag, making sure your edges line up. I recommend using Beacon glue for adhering your chipboard pieces. It's not only strong but acid free too. So it won't damage your photos! I added a Snowflake brad over my top hole on my tag. And a puffy sticker Brrr sentiment! Here's a closeup look!


Taking some pink cardstock, I matted 3 photos and arranged where I wanted before adhering to my page. I like to use a variety of different embellishments and sentiments on my layout. I make sure of their placement, before gluing to my layout. 

The ephemera Snowflake images, I applied some foam dots to the back before adhering to my page. I also added foam dots to the scarf ephemera piece. Take your tag Mittens embellishment and glue to the right side of my layout. Here's a closeup!


Along the bottom edge of my page, I applied some enamel dots! The snowman chipboard sticker I adhered onto my photo and applied a pink enamel dot on top of his hat! Here's a closeup!


Here's how my layout turned out! 


One more closeup for you!


I hope you enjoyed my project today and you'll want to start creating your own memories to enjoy and share for years to come. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and please share your crafty makes with us on our  Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page! Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies!

Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Feelin Frosty collection, paper punch, Beacon glue, foam dots, pink cardstock, photos of your choice, Martha Stewart Sugarcube glitter and white confetti glitter, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, paper trimmer, scoring tool, xaco knife, 


Gnome Themed Acrylic Mixed Tab Album

I often forget to document things about me in memory albums.  Most of my albums center around my kids, family, vacations or holidays.  But what about your friendships, your interests or goals?  Hi, it's Maureen with you you document about yourself in albums or scrapbooks?


I decided to give it a try as part of my New Year goals I set for myself.  I found this adorable set of gnome paper to use for this project - it's themed by Spring holidays in the year and thought it would be a great match to go with this Mixable Cassy 8x8 Album from Clear Scraps.


For this project, I just wanted to let loose and choose colors and layouts as I went.  I started with the first page and wanted to challenge myself to make both sides of the acrylic pages viewable.  So, for this, I decided to add a shaker.  I've chosen the Mushroom Mini Shaker, colored 2 sides in pink and cut off the stem.  I reapply one stem to the front, covered in patterned paper.  This is so colors can be seen on both sides.


I've filled it with the Clear Scraps Lovely Sequins, which went well with the colors of my paper.  Note that the album page makes a great acrylic backing to this!  I love this and will try this again with another project very soon.


Each page staggers between chipboard and acrylic, so for the chipboard pages I've added patterned and plain card stock.  I've added some scalloped die cuts to pages where I may add a photo or do some journaling down the road.


Details on my pages included die cut flowers and some store bought embellishments.  I've added these with some pop dot foam on occasion, for dimension.

Then, I've also added some coordinating tags that can be lifted out of the album too.  These are held in with strips of card stock, glued only on the ends to make a pocket.


For my next see-through page, I've colored the front and back of the Gnome Chipboard Embellishment in white, then added glitter to the beard.  I've traced and cut a patterned paper for his hat, and cut a pink nose from an oval die cut for his nose.  He's soooo cute!!


I decided to date my album on the final page. My goal is to document big events, goals or fun that I'll be having this year.  I've bound the album with album rings and some ribbon tied to those in coordinating colors.


Then on the back, I've added my signature logo in vinyl.  Follow your electronic cutting machine instructions for how to apply.  Acrylic is so awesome to use with vinyl cuts!


What would be your signature theme, if you created an album for yourself?  I encourage you to give it a try - and give the Clear Scraps albums a try too, there are so many to choose from!

Thanks for your attention - I've added some supply items below.  Cheers to your new year!

Maureen (Mo)

Additional supplies:  gnome paper (Hobby Lobby), assorted card stock colors, vinyl (using Cricut Joy machine), floral embellishments, pop dot foam pieces