Stenciled Birthday Card


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

Have you checked out Clear Scraps line of fabulous stencils? There are so MANY to choose from, seasonal, holiday, letters, words, designs and more! And the "square" styles come in 2 sizes: 6" or 12". So you can size up or down depending on your project.

I used 2 different 6" stencils to make this birthday card for my friend Tinka...


As a paper crafter, it's nice to be able to create a special card for a special friend. Especially if that person is also a crafter and will appreciate the effort you took to make them a card!

I wanted to use the 6" Wishes Stencil to add the sentiment, but I wanted it to be unique. I thought about repeating and overlapping the words. I realized I could add to the look if I used oxide inks,

I started by taping around "HAPPY" on the stencil. Taping off portions of a stencil you don't want to use that are close to the portions you are using is a good way to make stenciling easier. You won't have to worry about accidentally getting paint or ink where you don't want it...


After I had stenciled "Happy" in lime green, I removed and cleaned the stencil with a paper towel...


I moved the stencil down and to the right, overlapping the lime "Happy" a bit, then inked in the word with orange ink. I removed and cleaned the stencil and repeated the process with pink ink.

Then I taped around "Birthday" and inked that in with blue ink, overlapping the pink "Happy".

I then lightly spritzed the cardstock with water. The type of paper you use is important. It needs to be strong enough to stand up to a bit of water without warping or pilling. You can also use smooth watercolor paper. Spritzing Oxide Inks with water makes the ink move like watercolor creating a softer look. Once I was happy with how it looked, I heat set the design...


I wanted the sentiment to be "defined", so I outlined "Happy Birthday" with a black sharpie...


I wanted to embellish the card a little more, so I added groups of flowers in the corners using the 6" Daisies stencil. I did not spritz the flowers, but I did outline them...


While I had the stencil and inks out, I decided to also add some flowers to the envelope...


I adhered the inked cardstock to a card I made from kraft cardstock. I added some black line doodles around the edges of the card and envelope and added black rhinestones to the flower centers.


Clear Scraps:  6" Wishes Stencil and 6" Daisies stencil

Other: Ranger: Oxide Inks, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Heavy Weight White Cardstock Kraft Cardstock, Masking or Blue Painters Tape, ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Black Fine Point Sharpie, Kraft Envelope and Black Rhinestones

Splish Splash



Hello Friends, It's Sandy Diller here to share a card I made for a friend who is planning a trip to the beach.  I will give her this card attached to a bottle of sunscreen.

The glasses become a fun shaker when the card is shaken a bit.  Every girl loves a little bling that is added to the glasses and flip flops.

Clear Scraps makes it so easy to create a festive card with their products.  I used the Mini Shaker Sunglasses and the Word n Shape Shape Summer - Flip Flop.

I have separated the Flip Flops from the set, look for the word Summer in my June 22 post.

If you are planning a trip to the beach - have fun,


Flag Mini Shaker Acrylic Card

Hello friends! Its Jennifer here on the blog today to share an acrylic card I created using one of the fun Mini Shaker Shapes from Clear Scraps.  There are multiple designs to choose from that will fit whatever theme or holiday you need!  Since it is Memorial Day here in the US, I created a patriotic themed project using the Flag Mini Shaker. And I will share the techniques I used! 


I began by painting the front chipboard frame as well as the inside/outside edges of the middle frames with chalk paint in red.  You don't necessarily have to use chalk paint but it does dry quickly. And I liked the color!


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


I cut a 4 x 5 1/2 inch piece from the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet for my card front.  Then using the 4x6 Stars Stencil, I applied a layer of modeling paste over the top. 


Once my paste was dry, I re-positioned my stencil and blended red and blue Distress Inks as shown.  As you can see, I left the middle "blank" for white. 


Here is a close up of the Flag Mini Shaker that I filled with traditional sequins and metallic stars.  I adhered it to the front of my card again using my Beacon Adhesive.  


I also added smaller embellishments such a die cut shapes as well as enamel dots for accent! 


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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, epoxy stickers:  Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; epoxy stars: Bella Blvd; Distress Inks: Ranger; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Jillibean Soup, Making Memories; misc: x-acto knife, healing mat, sanding tool. 



Tagged The Most Beautiful Yard!

Hey everybody! Leslie here sharing a super cute 'award' in the form of a large tag featuring our 5x9 Leaves Stencil and our Mini Shaker Award Ribbon. This was aimed at my hubby and started out as kind of a joke. He has the greenest thumbs I've ever seen and I keep telling him he deserves an award... you wouldn't believe the difference in our front and back yards now compared to when we moved into our house and year and a half ago!


I worked on the Mini Shaker Award Ribbon first. I colored the top chipboard form and the edges of the other chipboard forms and back with a teal alcohol marker. I adhered white cardstock to the award area of the chipboard back and blue metallic cardstock to the ribbon tails. Using the left side of the 5x9 Leaves Stencil and the same distress inks, I stenciled a small background area on a sheet of cardstock and printed a computer-generated award sentiment. I trimmed it and adhered it as a layer to the award area of the chipboard back. Working from the bottom up, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and added a pinch of shaker mix. I then adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed from both sides) and the top chipboard form. I clamped it for about 10-15 minutes to ensure that the layers adhere well.


Next, I worked on the tag base which I cut from white cardstock. Using the right side of the 5x9 Leaves Stencil and several distress inks, I stenciled the background for the left side of the tag. I adhered a panel to the right side of the tag cut from teal cardstock, and added a strip of teal glitter washi tape to the seam. I adhered the shaker and then added garden tool brads, lawn mower brads and a sunglasses brad. I adhered another layer of cardstock to hide the brad prongs and to provide a little extra stability to the tag. I created a hole reinforcement from white cardstock using two circle punches, and threaded ribbon and crafting cord through the hole. The finishing touch was adding several turquoise glitter enamel dots.


Clear Scraps products used:
5x9 Leaves Stencil
Mini Shaker Award Ribbon

Other products used:
Cardstock, computer-generated sentiment, distress ink, circle punches, paper trimmer, craft glue, glimmer mist, glitter washi tape, brads, sequin shaker mix, ribbon and crafting cord, glitter enamel dots

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Sweet Treat Summer Shaker Card

Hey everybody! Leslie here sharing a sweet Summer card featuring our Mini Shaker Popsicle filled with Sprinkles Lime Confetti on a Geo Burst Stencil background! I love creating my own backgrounds and this one was really fun watching it come to life!


I started by coloring the top chipboard form of the Mini Shaker Popsicle along with the edges of the remaining forms and back with alcohol markers. 

I adhered a piece of popsicle patterned paper from my stash to the chipboard back so it's visible through the aperture.


Working up from the bottom, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and added Sprinkles Lime Confetti. I removed the protective film from the bottom side of the acrylic divider and adhered it, then removed the protective film from the top side of the acrylic divider and adhered the top chipboard form. When creating shakers and multi-layer chipboard and wood projects, it's always a good idea to apply clamps to ensure that the layers adhere well. I leave the clamps on for about 10-15 minutes. 


I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base along with front and inside layering panels from white and yellow cardstock. I created the background by applying twisted citron, fossilized amber, wild honey and abandoned coral distress inks to one of the white cardstock panels through the Geo Burst Stencil with blending brushes, and then spritzed some glimmer mist for a little shimmer. 

I trimmed the panel, adhered a piece of dotted patterned paper and a strip of skinny washi tape across the bottom, and layered it on one of the yellow cardstock panels. I embellished the inside white layering panel with a strip of yellow cardstock and skinny washi tape, and layered it on the remaining yellow cardstock panel. I added sticker sentiments. 


I adhered the front and inside panels to the card base, and added the shaker and red gemstones to the card front complete the project. 

Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Popsicle
Geo Burst Stencil
Sprinkles Lime Confetti

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned paper, distress inks, blending brushes, glimmer mist, alcohol markers, paper trimmer, craft glue, permanent adhesive, skinny washi tape, red jewel bling, sentiment stickers

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Hey There Cupcake

Hello and welcome,

It's Sandy Diller back with a fun Birthday Card that has been sent to my friend for her day of celebration. I've used the Cupcake Shaker from Clear Scraps to create this happy card.

This is a 5.5" square card where I've used double sided cardstock for a festive look.

I prefer to begin by using gesso to cover all the parts of the card.  By using gesso you get a clean white base to work with.


Next I used a glossy white paint for the parts that will show when the card is completed. 


After stacking two of the cupcake tops together I traced around the bottom of the cupcake to cut out a cupcake paper.  I used a crimper to make the ridges and then glued the paper to the cupcake base.  At this point a little touch up paint was required.


The stacked layer was glued to the cupcake and the shaker elements were added.



Be sure to remove the protective film from both sides of the acrylic piece and then add to top of cupcake.  Finish the cupcake by adding the remaining top piece.


A greeting was stamped on the blue panel and then added to the white one and then to the card after adding a ribbon and bow. 

To finish off this card all I needed to do was glue on the cupcake.

Thanks for joining me today I hope you have enjoyed the process,


Mini Shaker Suncatchers

Hello Clear Scraps friends!  Has the sun started to come out where you live?  I hope many of you are beginning a warm-up this season.  It's Maureen with you today, and where I live - I see the sun a lot.  I wanted to try a craft that was a little out of my norm, so I decided to work on a few sun catchers and wanted to share the results with you!


I've been playing around with the alcohol inks this year quite a bit, and I love watching what they do on various surfaces.  One of the most recent tests is using inks on acrylic, and since the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers have acrylic plates, I thought - why not try to make a few home decor items to hang in my window?


I've chosen the new Bumble Bee Mini Shaker, the Bee Hive Mini Shaker and the Flower Mini Shaker for my project.  I thought these would go together nicely hanging in my window, don't you think?  


The first step was to pull out the acrylic panels from each one and remove the front and back protective plastic film.  Next, I've chosen an assortment of colors, making each one a bit different.  


For the flower, I'm doing a lime green, pink and a splash of red.  For the bee, I picked yellow and orange.  And, for the bee hive, I experimented with a couple blues and a yellow - knowing I would probably get a splash of green out of the mix!

I've learned to make sure and wear gloves, as well as have some protective plastic and paper underneath my projects.  To make the patterns, simply drop one drop at a time onto the panels.  Some run really fast - so if you don't like that, make sure you have a piece of paper towel nearby to dab up the extra ink.  


Let each color layer dry thoroughly before applying another color.  I also like to start with light colors first otherwise dark spreads too fast across the sheet.  Some sheets I tipped to let the ink run, and others I let sit - or you can also use a hair dryer to blow it around!

The great part about alcohol inks is that if you don't like the look on acrylic, you can use an alcohol blending solution and it "erases" what just happened!  I did that a few times until I got my color mixes right.


While my panels dried, I painted a front and back chipboard piece for each shaker in assorted acrylic paints.  Since this project will spin around, it's important to paint both sides.  Also - a friendly reminder:  for pieces like the bee hive, make sure you are pairing them up as a mirror image.  That will allow you to glue them back-to-back.


Now, I am just using tacky glue to secure them to the stained acrylic panels; but, before you glue one panel down, slip a piece of fishing wire underneath the border.  This will be your hanger when it dries!


Okay - so my sun catchers have dried, and now I've chosen some really pretty beads that will look good in the light.  I'm slipping these down the fishing wire hangers in various patterns, and then tying the top securely in a knot.  I've also embellished my shakers with some ribbon and flowers too.


The shapes are ready to hang!  You can use a suction cup hanger on your window, or in your favorite tree outside!  If you do use them outside, I recommend sealing them with a couple coats of waterproof sealer first.


I absolutely love the cheery look to these!  What mini shakers would you choose if you tried this project?  I hope you enjoyed this craft today - stay warm, everyone!


Additional supplies:  Ranger alcohol inks and blending solution, gloves, protective plastic or paper, paper towels, acrylic paints, fishing wire, assorted beads


Rejoice Easter card

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I have a Easter cardmaking idea to share. I think handmade cards are as much fun to create as to receive. Don't you? Have you seen all the new shakers and stencils now on the Clear Scraps website? Be sure to check them out.

Today's card features the new Clear Scraps  Plaid mixer stencil Click Here  Easter egg shaker Click Here and chipboard mix crosses Click Here


To begin I started with a 7x6 white card and 3 bright colored Distress inks. I chose Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn. Tape your stencil in place with Washi tape. Then using an ink dabber, apply each color of Distress ink using a circular motion.


I alternated my colors over each section of my stencil. I just love the Plaid design. Don't you? Carefully lift off your stencil from your paper. Then I matted my stenciled card onto a piece of bright pink cardstock. Trim leaving a 1/8 inch pink border around the edge. Apply some foam tape to the back before adhering to 6x6 white card base, leaving about 1/8 inch of my white card showing. Set your card aside. 

Now take your shaker pieces out of your package and using a pencil, trace around your bottom shaker piece onto a patterned paper of your choice. Then using Beacon glue, adhere your paper onto your shaker piece. Trim around the edges and using a sanding or Distress tool, smooth out any rough edges. Take your top shaker piece and decorate with paint, inks, or glitter as I did. For my chipboard mixed crosses, I cut apart one of the crosses the other crosses I'll save for a future project. I added gold glitter to my chipboard cross. Set aside these pieces till throughly dry.


While drying, glue your next 2 chipboard shaker pieces on top of your bottom piece. Fill your sections of your shaker Easter egg with sequins, confetti or beads. I'm using Clear Scraps Spring shaker filler Click Here 

Now peel off the protective film on both sides of the shaker acrylic piece. Then glue and adhere on top of the other layers.  Add the top shaker piece. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking! I then took some pink acrylic paint and applied around the sides of my easter egg shaker. 


Now its time to decorate your card! I arranged my Easter egg shaker and chipboard cross where I desired before gluing onto my card base. I added a few sticker sentiments, a Easter egg sticker border along the bottom edge. Then some enamel dots to finish my card!


Here's acouple close-ups!




I hope I've inspired you to get out your crafty supplies and start making Easter cards to send to all the special people in your life! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all the new products they have. Click Here 

Thsnk you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: Tim holtz Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn. Foam tape, Beacon glue, Distress or sanding tool, trimmer, xacto knife, Martha Stewart glitters in Cotton candy, limeade, lemon drop and gold. Light pink acrylic paint, Echo Park My favorite Easter enamel dots, stickers.



Rainbow Cloud Mini Shaker


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project featuring a NeW product to share with you.

Have you checked out all the NeW Mini Chipboard Shaker designs yet? View them HERE

You can use Clear Scraps Mini Shakers for lots of different projects - both on their own as well as combined with other Clear Scrap products.

I've used them on gift tags, cards, magnets, layouts as well as incorporated them on home decor items.

I used the Cloud Mini Shaker...

Mini Shaker Cloud

to create this rainbow and verse mini hanger...


I started by painting the top layer of the chipboard with black paint.

Then I used a fine tip permanent black marker to write the verse on the acrylic piece. If you make a mistake, you can use a little alcohol to remove the writing and try again :)

I filled the shaker with several types of white filler including sequins before assembling it.


I used some double sided tape to adhere the ribbons and silver cord to the back of the shaker. To reinforce the hold, I glued cardstock over the pieces as well.


This item would make a nice gift when you just need a little "something". Maybe a thank you to a Sunday School Teacher. Or hang it in your child's room or somewhere in your home to catch a little inspiration when you see it.

You could also cover the back completely and use it as a gift tag for a baby gift. Multi-purpose as the recipient could then hang it up in baby's room.

Clear Scraps: Cloud Mini Shaker

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Black Acrylic Paint, Black Fine Tip Permanent Marker, White Sequins, White Mini Fill, White Iridescent Shred, Rainbow Ribbons, Double Sided Tape, White Cardstock and Silver Cording.

Flora and Fauna Milk Can Shaker Card

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty encouragement card in a green and pink color combo (one of my favorites) featuring our Mini Shaker Milk-Can and our 5x9 Circles Dots Stencil. Both products were new in the store last month and really fun to play with!

Let me start with an up-close shot of the Mini Shaker Milk-Can which I created first. Several of the embellishments are recycled from a tag I received from a friend a number of years ago. The tag was adorable so I kept it... but it got damaged and I didn't want to throw it away, so I salvaged the bow, the bird and the ticket. I adhered patterned paper on the chipboard back along with a small paper doily, a punched circle from another patterned paper, and the ticket. I adhered the next two chipboard forms, added white sequins, and adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed) along with the remaining chipboard form. I adhered the bird on a die cut branch, three paper flowers, a charm, and the bow with hot glue.


I cut a mini slimline card base from heavyweight white cardstock along with layering panels from a lighter weight white cardstock and patterned paper. Using the 5x9 Circles Dots Stencil with a dauber and green and pink distress inks, I stenciled the design on the white cardstock panel. I adhered the short patterned paper panel to the bottom, inked the edges, and adhered the panel to the card base. I die cut a shape from green cardstock using a labels die and adhered it to the card front. I adhered the finished shaker along with some iridescent gemstones which completed the front of the card.


I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front and a narrow strip of green cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and layered the panel on green cardstock.


Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Milk-Can
5x9 Circles Dots Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned papers; recycled bow, die cut and ephemera; clear stamp set, dye ink, distress inks, dies, paper trimmer, sequins, glue, hot glue, die cutting machine, small white paper doily, charm, paper flowers, gemstones

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

You Got This! Card with new Circle Grooves Stencil

Hi Ya,

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

Clear Scraps has just introduced some brand spanking NeW Stencil designs! You can check them out here: NeW Stencil Designs

I love the 2 For 1 design of these new stencils. They are great to use to create layers on your projects as they coordinate.

The size also makes them perfect for cards. The Circle Grooves Stencil intrigued me, it compelled me to pull out my pens! I usually use ink or paint on my stencils, but the circles and lines had me in a "graphic" state of mind.

I could just see the circles filled in with a rainbow of colors against a background of black ink, so that is what I set out to create. Take a look-see...


This stencil is perfect for those of you who like to zentangle! I'm sure you could come up with a much more creative way to fill in the shapes instead of the lines I used.

I started by taping my stencil down to a piece of watercolor paper. I then inked in the design using a fine tip permanent marker.

After I had the design all traced, I used some distress crayons to add color to the center of all the circles. Then with a small, barely wet brush, I filled in the circles...


The scary part is always removing the stencil! At least for me! LOL! A little bit of the watercolor leaked under the stencil here and there, but I didn't think it detracted from the look of the card - hey! it's handmade ;)

For the sentiment, I decided to keep on with the hand inked theme and wrote the words on pieces of watercolor paper, cut them out, and outlined them with black pen. They are adhered to the card using 3D Foam Dots...


I cut out the design about 1/8" around all sides and matted it on black cardstock, then adhered it to the front of a 5 X 5 white card base,

I hope you enjoyed this project and will try out some of the techniques on YOUR creations!

Clear Scraps: Circle Grooves 5 X 9 Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Ranger: Distress Crayons, Fine Tip Black Sharpie and Black and White Carstock

It's A Good Day

Hello Friends,

It's Sandy with you today and I think It's A Good Day To Be Happy.  Today's card is a fast and easy technique using the Ornate lock Chipboard Embellishment, the new

 5 X 9 Circle Dots Stencil and some Distress Oxide Inks.  This card will be perfect for a friend or family member just to let them know they are in your thoughts.


For this card front I simply used blending brushes to add color to the cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks.   When the ink was completely dry I placed the stencil over it and removed some ink using a baby wipe around the edges. I stamped my sentiment in the center and then after adding color to the chipbaord embellishment I added it to the card.  For a finishing touch I added a few flowers and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,


Clear Scraps Products:

 Ornate lock Chipboard Embellishment

 5 X 9 Circle Dots Stencil

Other Supplies:  Distress Oxide Ink,  cardstock,  flowers, blending brushes, stamp


Punny Gecko Chipboard Card

My friends might say I love a good, cheesy joke.  The more groans I get, the better!  Hi, it's Maureen - and I have a project for anytime of year.  It's great to have some all occasion cards around.  You never know when you need one.  So, I have some punny card fun for you today!  I'd love to show you how it's let's "gecko-ing!" Ha!


Okay, I've been waiting to play with these little Gecko Chipboard Embellishments.  They are the CUTEST thing ever!  I live in the Southwest, so it's a double-treat for me.  I'm starting by cutting the geckos off the chipboard mounts - I really like to save the frame they come in for scrapbooking later on too, hint hint!


Base coat your geckos black with an acrylic paint and let them dry.  I like to use 2 coats.


Next, I'm choosing a white card stock card, an A2 size, to decorate.  The fun addition of the Circle Grooves Mixer Stencil is going to add so much pop to this card! 


I'm going with a few different Distress ink colors and some sponge applicators.  Start sponging your first color in the top corner of your card - make sure to tape down your stencil so it doesn't move.

Next, move on to your next color, sponging in a diagonal pattern across your card.  I did bright fiesta colors here!

When you get to the end of the stencil pattern, carefully lift up the taped stencil and place it at the bottom of your card.  It will not line up exact, but that's okay - just find a pattern it aligns to and continue sponging.  You can see where I placed mine above.


Now that the stenciling is done, I've picked out a die cut letter font for my punny phrase and glued it on.  This card stock has a little sheen to it, to add some flair.


You'll next add some glossy overcoat to your gecko (if you wish), along with some gems for eyes.  Let it dry and then glue this little guy to the front of your card!  You could also add some Stickles glitter too.


What other versions of "punny gecko" jokes can you think of?  I'm sure we can tell a few "tails" can't we?? Ha!  In real life, geckos are so fun to watch...they make me smile.  I hope this card makes you smile too!  

Until next time,



Vintage Chipboard Tags

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a Vintage Tags project to share. I love creating tags for my crafty friends! Clear Scraps tags are sturdy and so fun to decorate. Click Here We will also be using these cute Clear Scraps chipboard embroidery hoops Click Here


I chose to make only 3 tags from the pack, since I used my other tag for a previous project. 

Start by cutting apart both chipboard embroidery hoops. Save the outer frame for a future project. Paint the top with gold acrylic paint. For the hoop I used a vintage parchment acrylic paint. Set them aside to dry. 


Next trace around your chipboard tag shapes onto your papers. The paper collection I'm using is Frank Garcia's new "Meil" collection. Cover both front and back and make sure to punch your holes at the top before gluing. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1.


Now we'll begin creating Tag 1:

Cut out another patterned paper at 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches and adhere towards the top and onto your base paper using foam tape or dots. I also inked around the edges of all my papers before adhering.

I took some beaded ruffle trim from the collection and glued along the bottom edge of my tag. Now take one of 3x4 journaling cards and adhere with foam dots over the previous layer. I took a Paris Theatre sentiment and curled the edges to create some dimension and glued at the top, above my journaling card. The vintage gal is from the ephermera pack. I adhered her to the side with foam dots. I added a few crystal gems,and a  puffy butterfly sticker. Then thread some pink tulle through the hole at the top and tied into a bow. To finish my tag I glued a gem on the top of my bow. Added some Stickles glitter to her dress. And Luna paste on the flower petals!


Tag #2: I took some honeycomb paper from my crafty stash, and diecut a circle die shape. Then glued this to the back of my chipboard embroidery hoop. For my second layer on my tag base, I cut out a journaling card from my 12x12 paper pad. Inked the edges and added foam dots to the back and adhered in the center of my tag. Now take embroidery hoop piece, added foam dots to the back and adhere at the top of your journaling card. I fussy cut out acouple bees and the hive from leftover papers. Then glue onto scattered areas on my embroidery hoop and honeycomb paper. I glued a chipboard sticker bee at the bottom of my embroidery hoop. Then added a chipboard sticker sentiment at the bottom edge of my tag. I tied some gold tulle through the hole at the top of my tag, along with a cute bee/honeycomb charm! I took some Stickles glitter and added to the bee's wings and bee hive.


Tag 3: I traced around the vintage girl from one of my 12x12 papers. Glued this image to the back of my chipboard embroidery hoop. Add a second layer of patterned paper cut at 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches, ink edges and adhere on top of your base paper  using foam dots. I rubbed distress ink around the edges of my doily before gluing on top of my paper. Then added foam dots to the back of my embroidery hoop and adhered over the center of my Doily. I fussy cut out two butterflies and inked around the edges. I glued one butterfly on my embroidery hoop along with a crystal gem at the top of my embroidery hoop.  I fussy cut one of the sentiments from my papers and adhered towards the bottom with foam dots. Glued the other butterfly above my sentiment. I stapled one of the small empherma tags and glued at the upper right corner of my tag.

To finish my tag, I glued acouple flowers at the bottom right. Brushed the flower petals with Luna paste. Scattered some crystal gems onto my tag. Tied some light blue tulle through the hole at the top of my tag. 



Here are some closeups!




I hope you enjoyed this project today! Make sure you checkout all the new products Clear Scraps has to offer! Click Here

Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: Vintage white and Gold  acrylic paint, Prima crystals and flowers, Frank Garcia's Meil collection, paper trimmer, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, foam tape and dots, Tim Holtz Distress ink Rusty hinge, Luna paste- moonlight pearl, Stickles glitter- Stardust, Crafters Companion scalloped circle die, Gold, light blue and Pink tulle,

Lucky Top Hat Shaker Card


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project to share.

Spring is has not officially arrived, but here in Texas, the green is definitely springing out! You can find it in the trees starting to bud, the fresh new leaves on bushes and new plants and flowers of all sorts popping up. Green is one of my favorite colors - LIME GREEN - to be specific! So I particularly enjoy spring with all the myriad of shades of green it brings.

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of the color green, and decor comes in all shades from deep forest green to light springy green. It is one of the few holidays that focuses almost entirely on one color. 

Creating projects St. Patrick's Day is enjoyable for me as I get to play with my favorite color! There is plenty of my fave lime on this cute shaker card that features the NeW Top Hat Shaker...


I covered the base of the shaker with 2 different patterned papers and painted the top layer of the shaker dark lime green. Next I filled the shaker with several different types of green filler...


Don't forget to remove the protective film from the acrylic part of the shaker when assembling.

I thought the hat needed a little somethin' so I added a few stickers, a feather and rhinestone to the bottom left...


I had a lime green card base and used a corner rounder on the top right corner. I also rounded the top of the patterned paper that is behind the shaker. A few added stickers finished off the card.

Clear Scraps has lots of different shakers, including some brand NeW ones! You can view them here: Clear Scraps Shakers

Clear Scraps: Top Hat Shaker

Other: Reminisce: Papers and Stickers, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Feather, Card Base, Dark Lime Green Paint and Assorted Green Filler


Winter Window Shaker Note Card

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty Wintery scene depicting a couple kitties looking out the window at a full moon in the starry sky, sparkling tall trees and snow banks! Since we still have a little bit of the cold stuff ahead of us, I created a Winter shaker note card featuring our Mini Shaker Window as well as our 4x6 Stars Stencil which I used for the night sky. 


I cut a standard A2 size card base from white cardstock and adhered a panel of patterned paper to it. I cut a panel of blue cardstock slightly larger than the shaker window, applied white paint over the 4x6 Stars Stencil with a dauber, then added a strip of glitter tall tree washi tape and two layers of snowbanks created from torn white cardstock. I traced the shape of the Mini Shaker Window on the panel, cut it out and adhered it to the back layer of the shaker. I always work from the bottom up when assembling shakers. I adhered the next two chipboard forms, then the acrylic layer (protective film removed), added white seed beads, and then adhered the top chipboard form which I colored with an alcohol marker.


I adhered a narrow strip of brown cardstock around the outside edge of the shaker to conceal the chipboard layers prior to adhering it to the card base. I adhered two die cut cats in front of the window, a vertical computer-generated sentiment down the left side and a very thin white cardstock strip down the right side to complete the card front.


I cut the inside panel from white cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front as well as a narrow strip of brown cardstock. Since this is a note card, I left the panel blank leaving plenty of room for a handwritten note, and layered it on brown cardstock.


Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Window
4x6 Stars Stencil

Other products used:
White, blue, brown, kraft and yellow cardstock; patterned paper, paper trimmer, white paint, washi tape, circle punch, brown alcohol marker, dies, glue, seed beads

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,