Pretty in Plaid Valentine Coffee Card

Clear Scraps friends, can you believe it is almost February?  I love giving cards this time of year, especially to my gal-pals.  And, it's certainly no secret that my friends and I love to go get a coffee while we catch up with each other.  Well - today, I have a card that would be perfect to sneak in a coffee gift card to your special "pal-entine" this upcoming Valentine's Day.


I really have 'fallen in love' with the Clear Scraps chipboard pieces and shaker kits.  So, when I find a kit I love, I often reserve a piece aside for another project - and one of my recent favorites is the Mini Shaker Coffee Mug.  I have taken just one layer out of this kit so I could make something from it, and this chipboard piece happens to have a heart on it for a card!


To start, I've painted a coat of black acrylic paint on this chipboard piece and let dry.  Next, I took this piece and traced the outline of it on 2 different patterns of paper, then glued them on - one on the front (lid) and one on the back (cup).


I've cut a 5.5" by 5.5" card from white card stock, and decided to add some fun on the front with the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil.  Stencils are the best when you don't have a patterned paper that you really like.  To make the background, I've taped the stencil on top of my card front and then began to add color with a sponge dauber and ink.  This one is done in a light pink Distress ink.


Next, I remove the stencil and then began to add a thin black line with a gel pen, following the edge of the largest white spaces on the plaid pattern.  I go over it again with a 2nd line, for dimension.


My backdrop for the coffee cup is a red heart, cut in card stock from a die cut shape.  On this shape, I've added some white detailing with a gel pen.  Each piece I've also dusted the edges in a black ink with a sponge dauber, and that includes the coffee mug lid as well.


I had a fun coffee stamp saying that I incorporated at the top of the card, stamping this on white card stock, then trimming the end to look like a flag.  I also added some tiny heart stamps at the top, to look like a steamy mug of coffee!  Then, my final addition is a cute felt heart sticker from my personal stash of embellishments.


I really like this coffee card "a latte."  Ha!  But, seriously - I can't wait to give this to one of my friends for Valentine's Day.  How will you incorporate the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers into your Valentine projects this year?  I hope you think about giving this one a try - happy crafting!


Additional supplies:  gel pens, Distress ink (Kitsch Flamingo), sentiment stamps (Stamplorations), heart sticker (Michaels), patterned paper (assorted), card stock in red and white



Coffee Mug Shaker Card

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun card I created using the Coffee Mug Mini Shaker Shape! And I'm also going to share the techniques I used!  


I began by painting the front cover of my shaker with chalk paint in light pink. I adhered the middle frames together using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and painted the inside and outside edges. 


I then applied embossing ink to the front surface of the outside frame and added glitter pink embossing powder.  


I set aside my front cover and applied adhesive to the chipboard base of my shaker. I placed it face down on the B side of the pattern I wanted to use. 


I cut away excess paper using my scissors and x-acto knife followed by using my sanding tool to smooth any edges. I then assembled my shaker by adhering the middle two frames and adding my sequins. Next, the acrylic overlay is affixed followed by the chipboard top frame. 


For the front of my card I decided to use a portion of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.  Here, I cut a 4.5 x 5.5 inch piece in which I used an oversized stamp with black StazOn. It's helpful to only peel the protective frame from the side you are working.  


Once my ink was dry, I turned over my acrylic and removed the protective film.  I added alcohol ink in Butterscotch as well as drops of Mixative in Snow Cap.  


Here is a close up of my assembled shaker as well as the acrylic background.  I find it helpful to use Beacon to adhere the shaker to my projects.


The collection I used had this cute sentiment that I  thought went perfect with my shaker!  I added a small flower die cut to place under it and popped up the sentiment with foam tape. 


On the inside, I adhered some cute pink ledger paper and stamped a sentiment as shown. 


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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, washi tape, brads, chipboard shapes:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; embossing ink, embossing powder, heat tool: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; ink: Tsuneiko, Ranger; stamps: Stamping Up, Recollections; sequins: Jillibean Soup, Recollections, Pinkfresh Studios; alcohol ink: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; border punch: EK Success; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Good Cheer Christmas Chipboard Tag Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing one last Christmas project this year that features our Chipboard Tag Album with plenty of room for documenting those Christmas memories! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas - it's so hard to believe that it has come and gone! The real truth is that it'll be here again before we know it! You'll be seeing more Christmas projects from me in the upcoming months because Christmas is my favorite holiday and I create holiday cards and projects all year long!


This was an easy and super fun project! I covered the front and back sides of the four tags with Christmas papers, inked the edges and embellished each side with coordinating papers and images. There are pockets with pull-out cards and tags, as well as folders that open outward and upward... lots of open space for photos and journaling. 

Clear Scraps products used:
Chipboard Tag Album

Other products used: 
Cardstock and patterned paper, chalk ink edger, tag die, circle punches, corner rounder, paper trimmer, glue, stapler, buckle embellishment, crafting cord, washi tape, ribbon, gemstones

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,


Noel Altered Tag

Happy Christmas Eve!

Tami here on the blog with you today with a holiday project to show you.

I really like Clear Scraps Door Chipboard Embellishment. I could just picture a Christmas wreath hanging on it.

That was the starting point of this altered tag...


I used one of the chipboard tags from the Chipboard Tag Album as a base. I painted it with a layer of white crackle paste. You can speed up the dry time with a heat gun or just let it air dry. Once the crackle paint was dry, I added a layer of glitter paint around the edges...

I painted the door red and the Noel Chipboard Word Title gold. I distressed the tag, door and word with brown chalk ink...

I used a piece of silver foil paper to back the upper portion of the door. I used a pouncing brush with white paint to make it look frosty. Then I adhered the foil into the top portion of the door...

I cut a small piece of printed paper to use for the bottom of the door. You could also remove this piece and back it like I did on the top. I adhered the paper, then used the pouncing brush again to add snow to the door...

I adhered a small wreath to the upper portion of the door, adhered the door to the tag using foam tape, then added Noel towards the bottom...

I finished the tag by adding holly around the top of the door, tying a gold ribbon in the hole and then using a dress pin to attach a tiny jingle bell...


Wishing you a very Merry CHRISTmas!


Clear Scraps: Basic Door Chipboard Embellishment, Chipboard Tag Album and Noel Chipboard Word Title

Other: Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board, Deco Art: White Crackle Paint, Clearsnap: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Mini Wreath, Mini Garland, Rusty Jingle Bell, Dress Pin, White and Gold Paint, Gold Ribbon and Vintage Silver Cord

Happy New Year Wine Bottle Tag

Welcome back, everyone!  I'm Maureen and I'm sharing a project that will get you ready for any of those end of the year New Years parties!  It's fun to have a hostess gift if you plan on attending any events this season, and this idea assembles in just minutes.  I always need a hostess idea - and a great bottle of wine or champagne, decorated up with a handmade tag is such a welcome gift!


I've chosen the Mini Wine Glass Chipboard Shaker as the focal point for this tag.  It's such a fun embellishment and would look great on a tag, gift bag or card!  

My first step was to cut out a shimmery black card stock tag at a 4" by 11" size, then cut out a 2.5" circle at the top with a die cut.  I've created a scored fold line underneath the circle to give the tag a better way to lay flat.


From here, I'm using the 6" Bubbles Stencil on the tag, and a white ink and sponge.  Take the sponge and dab through the stencil in spots you want to have bubbles show through.  

Next, I've prepared the wine glass shaker by tracing the shape on both a sparkly black paper as well as a polka dot paper for the inside of the shaker.  Once I cut these out, I've glued them to the top layer and the inside of the shape.


I decided to go back over the edges of the shape with a black marker so the chipboard edges would match the rest of the tag.  I also added some Wedding Sequins in the middle of my shape along with some number pieces I had from a previous project.  Then, I glued the acrylic piece down and the top layer over it.

To give the festive look of a countdown, I've cut numbers from a die cut set and placed them in cascading order down the side of the tag.  These are cut with a silver sparkle card stock.


I added the "cheers" phrase to the front of the wine glass as well, and it really pulls all the other colors together!

At the bottom of the tag, I've attached the Mini Wine Glass shaker with a tacky glue.  The specific card stock I chose is of a heavier weight and handles the chipboard element beautifully.

Clear_Scraps_Wine_Shaker_New_Years7You can add a bit more bling by adding some sparkle glue accents to the edges of the bubbles and letters on the tag.  Now all you need is a bottle of wine or sparkling cider to hang it on!  Your hosts will enjoy a special handmade gift from you.  I invite you to check out the selection of shakers available on the Clear Scraps site for last minute gifts like this!


I hope you enjoy the upcoming end of year festivities and I'm wishing you all an amazing 2022.  See you next year!


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Acrylic Window Shaker Gift Card

Hey everyone!  Who's ready for the holidays?  It's time to get those gifts and cards in

order if you haven't gotten there yet!  I'm sharing a two in one project for a little

inspiration today using one of the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!

Clear_Scraps_Shaker Ornament_Acrylic Window Shaker Gift Card inside 2(1)Who wouldn't love to get this pretty holiday card but better yet--there's a great

ornament included as a gift!  The Clear Scraps Mini Bulb Shaker was used to

 create an ornament to hang on the tree!  The ornament was painted black and

the top of the ornament brushed with silver metallic wax paste. 

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I traced the back of the ornament on some pretty paper and put it all together using

the Clear Scraps Holiday Sequins (I did pick some of the green out).  I punched a hole

using the larger tabletop crop o dile and some elbow grease, but you could punch each

layer as you go too.  A bit of twine, a touch of ribbon and a few stickers finished it off.

To create the card, I cut a piece of white cardstock to a length of 9&1/2" by 5&1/2".

The 9&1/2" length is scored at 4&1/4", 4&1/2", 8&3/4" and finally 9".  This will give

the card a slight (1/4") gusset or box fold so it has the room to hold the ornament.  I

punched a decorative edge along the one side, but you could leave it plain, add ribbon

etc. On the front of the card, I wanted to add a clear acrylic window to show off that

pretty ornament! So I made a 3&1/4 by 4&1/2" window in the white cardstock.

Super easy to do using my trimmer.

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Here I had glued the acrylic "window" in place after the "icicles" (some nuvo glitter glue)

had dried.  It's glued to the back of the frame, and then I cut a piece of paper to cover

the frame both front and back.  You can find acrylic sheets in the Clear Scraps store HERE

The inside of the card was covered with a buffalo plaid patterned paper, then the card

was tied shut using some twine with a jingle bell accent added as a final touch.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hope you enjoyed this little gift idea!  Make sure to stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Sheet, Mini Bulb Shaker, Holiday Sequins

Other:  white cardstock, black cardstock, PhotoPlay Kringle & Co

collection paper and stickers, black acrylic paint, silver metallic wax,

nuvo white blizzard glitter drops, twine, ribbon, edger punch, jingle bell.

Be Merry Christmas Jumbo Wood Tag

Hi Ya,

Tami on the blog with you today with a holiday project to share.

Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Maybe because I collect vintage Christmas items year round and I finally get to display them!

But I also enjoy crafting for the holidays. To create decor pieces that blend with my true vintage items. 

I love using book papers or sheet music as a base for projects, but sometimes don't want to use my originals. For this project, I used copies of some vintage music I had to cover the Scalloped Jumbo Wood Tag...


Here's how I made the tag...

I started by making color copies of some vintage Christmas music I had. (I'm telling my age, but that book was MINE when I was a child taking piano lessons!) Then I tore strips from the papers and adhered them to the tag. The excess paper was trimmed, then I used the Sanding Stick to finish removing the paper from the edges...

To age and mute the music a bit, I first sanded it with a sanding block, then painted it with some diluted white paint. The edges were also distressed with chalk ink...

Clear Scraps has some FABULOUS stencils! The Be Merry stencil measures 6 X 16 and fit nicely on the tag. I chose a limey bright green pigment ink for the "Merry" and stenciled it down the center of the tag. I also embossed the ink for added texture and shine...

I painted the ornament from the Wood Holiday Shape Collection red, then used a dark Charcoal Pigment Ink to stencil "be" at the center. I used a stiff detail brush (a beauty swab works) to fill in the spaces in the letters with ink. (I did the same thing on the "e" in "Merry". I also embossed the word...

I painted the Holly Chipboard, adding some lighter green accents on the leaves...

I used a white pen to outline the letters on the ornament and to add accents to the holly. I also outlined the letters on the tag with a black pen to help them pop a bit more...

To finish, I adhered the ornament to the side of the tag, adding a small bow from silver cording to it. I made a large bow from silver wired ribbon and attached it to the hole at the top of the tag, leaving a loop for hanging. Then I adhered the holly to the center of the bow...

Thanks for stopping by today. Please come back soon to see what other holiday crafting ideas the designers have for you!


Clear Scraps: Scalloped Jumbo Wood Tag, Sanding Stick, Wood Holiday Shape Collection and Be Merry Stencil 

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clearsnap: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Thunder and Grass Pigment Inks, Hampton Art: Embossing Powder, Sakura: White Gel Pen, Black Pen, Red, Green White and Lime Paint, Black Pen, Vintage Music Copies, Vintage Silver Cord, Silver Wired Ribbon and Sanding Block

Featured Designer Hazel Estibeiro: Sunflower Wood Card Mini Album

 Hello its Hazel to share another project with you! Here I have used the Hearts Wood Card and 6 Inch Sunflower Mascil stencil from Clear Scraps.


I have used Orange chalk paint to colour the bases and let it dry.
 Here I have used Gesso and the sunflower stencil to enhance the front and back of the base.
 I used spray colour over the gesso to enhance the sunflower.
 I have used scrapbook papers from my stash and stuck them using Tacky Glue on the inner base of the album
I have also used flower embellishments  to form pockets to hold a photo,tag or note holders as shown in the picture.
 On the top cover of the album below  the round embellishment I have used the heart shape wood covered with pink scrap paper and then stuck the emblishments over it. I have also used ribbon to tie the birch wood base together to form a mini album.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!




Products used are:


1.  CSWDChearts wood card 3×5 hearts.

2.  CSSMsnflowers :Sunflower 6×6 stencil.

3.  Lindy’s bling_y_blonde


   4. iCraft chalk paint and

   5. scrapbook papers from                       

        my craft stash.

Happy Crafting ðŸ’•



Easy July 4th Card with USA Chipboard

Hi everybody! Leslie here, taking a break from the Autumn/Fall and Christmas projects to share something a little different. This July 4th card features our USA Chipboard Embellishment. I love all things Americana and this chipboard embellishment was just the ticket for a super easy Independence Day card! 


I cut a standard size A2 side-folding card base from ivory cardstock along with a layering panel from patterned paper, and rounded the bottom right corner. I adhered the patterned paper and a trimmed piece of patriotic ephemera to the left side, and added a piece of skinny red washi tape at the seam. I adhered medium blue and red cardstock to the back of the USA Chipboard Embellishment and then ran a black alcohol marker around the outside edge. I adhered the chipboard to the card front along with scrabble tiles from my ephemera stash to complete the front.


I cut the inside panel from ivory cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front and a piece of skinny red washi tape. I stamped the sentiment in blue ink and layered the panel on red cardstock.


Clear Scraps products used: 
USA Chipboard Embellishment

Other products used:
Ivory, red and medium blue cardstock; patterned paper, patriotic ephemera, clear stamp set, black alcohol marker, blue ink, corner rounder, paper trimmer, glue, skinny red washi tape

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Christmas Gnome Shaker Card

Hello hello, Clear Scraps friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a festive Christmas card featuring the mini shaker gnome. Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Can't believe Christmas will be here in a month!


▼ I chose the cardstock with size 5" x 6.5". I started by adding the brick wall stencil on top of the card, securing it with low-tack tape, and then adding the Oxide Distress inks (festive berries) on the card with the round blending tool.


▼ For the gnome shaker, I started by tracing the base on patterned paper, cutting it out, and adhering the cut-out piece on the chipboard back as the background. Next, I adhered two layers of chipboard forms to the back, placed the confetti and some sequins, and glued the layer of the acrylic divider. For the chipboard top, I painted the beard in white and the hat in red with acrylic paint. After the paint dried, I adhered the chipboard top to the shaker by using tacky glue.


▼ Here is the finished look of the Christmas gnome! It's just so cute!


▼ To decorate around the card, I used the stickers & ephemera from the Echo Park Paper with My Favorite Christmas Collection.


Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the shaker card shared today. You may check HERE for all the shakers from Clear Scraps. Have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!

Additional Products Used:
- Papers & Ephemera: Echo Park Paper (My Favorite Christmas Collection)
- Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (festive berries)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue & Double Sided Adhesive Foam
- Tool: Blending Tool

Thanksgiving Card with Pumpkins Chipboard

Hi Ya'll

Tami here on the blog with you today with a card I'd like to show you.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Do you have all your recipes pulled out and your shopping list made?

Do you share your bounty with any relatives, friends or neighbors? How about making a card to go along with your offering.

Clear Scraps makes a LOT of chipboard embellishments and they can help you pull a card together in a snap!

I used the Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment to make this Thanksgiving Card...


To make the card, I started with a 10 X 5 piece of kraft cardstock that was folded in half to make the card base.

A 4 3/4 square piece of green printed paper was adhered at the center for a mat. Then a strip of printed paper was added down the left side. I liked the pattern that was on the paper, so I cut around the design on the top of the strip.

To embellish the chipboard pumpkins, I used Scribble Sticks to color the pumpkin, stem and leaves, then used a damp paintbrush to smooth out the colors. The wash of water also brightens the colors.

I covered the solid pumpkin with printed paper and backed the open pumpkin with a coordinating paper. I used the Sanding Stick to smooth away the excess paper around the edges of the chipboard.

I added a sticker for the sentiment and adhered a small paper banner to the end of it.

I used Foam Tape to adhere the open pumpkin to the card.

Printed papers and chipboard pieces were lightly distressed using brown chalk ink.


Clear Scraps: Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Reminisce: Papers and Sticker, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clearsnap: ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Ranger: Scribble Sticks, Kraft Cardstock and Foam Tape

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today. Please come back soon to see what projects the other terrific Clear Scrap designers have to share with you.

Clear Scraps Stencils--Happy BeeDay Acrylic Card

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a quick and easy acrylic card!

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This card is a quick and easy card but a lot of fun to play with the layers to create

whatever look you'd like!  The cover of the card is a piece of on of the Clear Scraps

Acrylic Sheets.  It's cut to the usual 4&1/4" by 5&1/2" A2 size card.  To make the back

you cut a piece of cardstock or paper (I used a honeycomb patterned paper to stick

with the theme of the card) that is just a half inch wider (4&1/2") so you can create a

little flap to wrap around the front of the card and attach the acrylic front piece to.

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This picture shows the clear front panel a little more clearly.  I wanted to keep with

 the bee theme, so I used the Clear Scraps 6" Spiro Flower stencil.  It has a honeycomb

 look to it.  I used alcohol inks dabbed on over the stencil to create the image on the acrylic.

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Then to give it more of a mixed media look, I went back in along all the edges of the

acrylic card front and around the edges of the stenciled image and dabbed on more ink.

It created a fun look that goes well with the honeycomb paper that peeks through from

behind the acrylic layer.  Then I just added a strip of the honeycomb paper to the front

of the card, and a few stickers, then finished it off with a twine bow.  Cute, sweet and

my favorite part, super simple! 


Don't be afraid to play with the acrylic sheets!  They are so much fun to use paints,

stencils, inks, stencil pastes, markers, stamping (with staz on ink or similar) and

make for interesting cards, LO's or even home decor projects!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Sheets, 6" Spiro Flower Stencil

Other:  PhotoPlay Tulla & Norbert's Sweet as Honey, alcohol inks,

foam tape, twine, walnut stain distress ink.

Maple Leaf Shaker Card

Hello hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a fall greeting card featuring the Mini Shaker Maple Leaf and 6" Fall Leaves Stencil. It's just so beautiful to see the leaves changing colors in the autumn season!


▼ I chose the cardstock with size 5" x 6.5". I started by adding the 6" Leaves stencil on top of the card, securing it with low-tack tape, and then adding the Oxide Distress inks (scattered straw & ripe persimmon) on the card with the round blending tool.


▼ Here is the finished look after adding the inks to the background.


▼ Next, I added a piece of orange patterned paper and a piece of red lace ribbon to enrich the background.


▼ For the maple leaf shaker, I started by tracing the shape on patterned paper, cutting it out, and adhering the cut-out piece on the chipboard back as the background. Next, I adhered two layers of chipboard forms to the back, placed the confetti, and glued the layer of the acrylic divider. Using the watermark ink, embossing powder, and heat gun, I gave the top chipboard form a coat of red embossing powder.


▼ Here is the finished look of the shaker. Absolutely love the shiny look and the maple red from the embossing powder!


▼ I also fussy cut out some elements from the autumn collection of P13 Paper Products to decorate around the card.


Last, I would like to share another card I created using the 6" Fall Leaves Stencil for the background.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Hope you enjoy the shaker card shared today. You may check HERE for all the shakers from Clear Scraps. Until next time... stay crafty!

Additional Products Used:
- Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (scattered straw, ripe persimmon); VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (red dragon)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue; Double Sided Adhesive
- Tool: Blending Tool

Happy Boo Day Card

Hello everyone!  October is well underway and I'm sure you're celebrating lots of Fall activities.  What sorts of celebrations do you have for birthdays that come around Halloween?  I know I have a couple friends who have birthdays right around, or on, Halloween.  They love celebrating both with parties each year - and this card is a great idea for them! 


I chose the Birthday Cake Chipboard Embellishment - the frosting looked like a spooky slime dripping to me, so I decided it would be a perfect option.  I started by painting the cake in black and green.  I tipped the candles with orange, and let the chipboard piece dry.  Once set, I chose a black polka dot paper and glued the cake to it, trimming the edges off.


My next step was to take a piece of white card stock and create a spooky backdrop.  I love working with the Clear Stamps stencils - they are great with the alcohol inks and wipe right off when you're done.  For this project, I decided to play with the 6" Calendar Masking Stencil.  I didn't need the lettering, but just laid the squares over my paper.  These stencils work really well with the liquid created from the sprays. 


First, I laid the stencil over my paper and then started spraying on a first color. I took an embossing tool and dried that layer, then turned the stencil diagonally and sprayed the paper with a second color.  After drying, I lightly sprayed my 3rd color over the entire page and let dry.  One tip - make sure you have a piece of plastic or protective covering underneath when you use these sprays, so you don't accidentally paint your craft area!


Now, my card choice is a green polka dot card stock with a black backdrop.  I've also cut out a black spider web in card stock also.  Glue these pieces together, then trim down the stenciled paper to fit in the middle.  I chose to adhere the cake to the corner and then found a clever stamped saying to glue on top.  The word "boo" is done in a green distress ink to look like the slime on the cake.


Finally, I've added a cute but spooky Frankenstein image to the lower corner, colored in with some markers.  I also added bling always need bling!  This is a bit of Stickles glue on the candles and highlights on the stamp.


Your Halloween birthday lovers will enjoy this unique card because it's made just for them.  Who wouldn't love getting this colorful project in the mail?


I hope you have some fun with this project - I know I did.  Give the chipboard embellishments and stencils a peek on the Clear Scraps site - they add so much fun to your paper projects.  Thanks for stopping by!


Additional supplies:  cardstock, Distress Oxide inks and stamp pads, markers, web die cut, stamps in various sayings, Halloween image stamp, Stickles glitter glue.



Bat Halloween Card

Hello Clear Scraps friends!

Maya here with you on the blog to share a fun Halloween card. I love the combo colors of Halloween with orange and purple! What is your favorite Halloween color?


▼ So on today's card I'm featuring the bats chipboard embellishment and the 6" widow web that I used. I chose the cardstock with size 5" x 6.5" and covered it with a 4.75" x 6.25" black paper. 


▼ Next, I trimmed a 4.5" x 6" white paper and started working with embossing and inking techniques. Adding embossed web to the background, I first pressed the watermark ink pad through the web stencil, removed the stencil, sprinkled clear embossing powder, and heated it with a heat gun.


▼ Time to add my favorite Halloween colors! As you can see here, I used three colors of distress oxide inks along with blending tools to blend orange, purple, and blue to the background.


▼ After the background is finished, I moved on to give the bats chipboard a coat of black embossing powder. Starting by tapping the bats chipboard to VersaMark ink pad, here shows what it looks like after sprinkling the black embossing powder. And again, the last step was to heat with a heat gun. 


▼ After embossing the bats, I adhered them to the card using tacky glue. I also added extra touches by drawing bow ties and writing down BOO using Pops of Color gloss white from Exclusives.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by! I had a great time creating this fun card. See you next time!

Additional Products Used:
- Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (ripe persimmon, wilted violet, blueprint sketch); VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (clear & black)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue; Double Sided Adhesive
- Tool: Blending Tool

Christmas Card in Non-Traditional Colors

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a Christmas card in non-traditional colors of pink and green! Christmas is my favorite holiday and I'm always in Christmas mode! And I might as well confess that I'm a certified fun fold geek... so I thought a teepee card was just the ticket to use with the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments turned into wreaths! This card folds flat for mailing, too!


To create the card base, cut three 5" square panels from white cardstock and score each one diagonally. Lay two of the squares side-by-side with the diagonal score lines in a V orientation. Adhere the third square on top with the score line vertically centered and the bottom point lined up with the bottom edge of the other two squares. Note: The square panels can be cut in any size you want depending on the size of your embellishments. 


Flip the card base over and adhere cardstock and patterned paper layers. The two large green cardstock panels are cut at 4-5/8" square and cut diagonally. The two large pink patterned paper layers are cut at 4-1/8" square and cut diagonally. The small green cardstock panel is cut at 1-3/4" and cut diagonally. The small green patterned paper layer is cut at 1-1/4" square and cut diagonally. 


Fold on all the score lines and form the card into a teepee shape, and add a magnet closure. This is what the back should look like.


Paint both of the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments. Mix white chalk paint with several drops of green India ink and paint the large wreath, and mix white chalk paint with several drops of magenta India ink and paint the small one. When dry, dab glue on both wreaths with a sponge and sprinkle clear glitter. Spray with a fixative to ensure the glitter won't fall off.


Embellish the wreaths using different textures on each. Use various sizes of iridescent gemstones on the big one, and various sizes of white flat-back pearls on the small one.  


Adhere the green wreath to the teepee card base with glue. Use double-sided adhesive foam pads to adhere the pink wreath, overlapping the side of the green wreath. Add a stamped and silver embossed sentiment cut with a fishtail die, using double-sided adhesive foam pads. Finally, add a few white flat-back pearls at the bottom. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
White and green cardstock, pink and green patterned papers, clear stamp set, white chalk paint, green and pink India inks, Versamark, fishtail die, paper trimmer, craft glue, clear glitter, fixative, white flat-back pearls and iridescent gemstones, jewel pick-up stick, stamp positioner, die cutting machine, embossing powder, heat tool, double-sided adhesive foam pads

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,