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. 

Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--Love Notes Easel Card

Hi all!  Laura here with you today to share some inspiration for getting those special Valentine's cards done!

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Easel cards are always so much fun to make, and if you've never tried one, they are easier than you think!  And what could make an easel card even better?  Well a Clear Scraps Mini Shaker of course!  There are many that would work for a Valentine's card, but I chose the Mini Shaker Envelope to send a little "Love Note" card!  This one is super easy to work with too!  Just pick your patterned paper for the back part of the shaker, and cut the rectangle to fit--no fussy cutting at all!  The front frame of the envelope was painted with black acrylic paint, and after it dried to add a little something extra, I used white ink and a script stamp. 

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After all was dry I glued the base layers together and added some of the Clear Scraps Sprinkles Heart Confetti Filler.  Then the acrylic layer and top frame were glued on.  And as a reminder--don't forget to peel that protective layer off of BOTH sides of the acrylic layer!

The card base is simple to create.  I made it a smidge smaller than an A2 size card (4&1/4"x5&1/2").  This card is 4"x5&1/4" when folded.  The base is black cardstock cut 5&1/4" by 8".

The 8" length is scored at 2" and again at 4".  Then folded and creased along those 2 score lines.  That will leave you with a piece that looks like this...

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Then you make a front that you will attach to the 2" fold on the front.  This piece you will attach is simply a 4"x5&1/4" piece of black cardstock with a I layered in a 3&3/4"x5" piece of red cardstock adhered to that.

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This is where the Mini Shaker Envelope will be attached.

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The last thing is to add a strip of paper and a little embellishment (I also added the striped paper that was made using the Clear Scraps 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil) to give the easel a place to hold when it's open.  A few embellishments on the envelope shaker are the finishing touches.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to make a few mini shaker easel cards of your own!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Envelope, Sprinkles Heart Confetti Filler, 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil.

Other:  Cardstock--Black, Red, Acrylic Paint--Black, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, Stampers Anonymous Script Stamp, 49& Market Spectrum Sherbet paper and ephemera, glue.


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, 


Cupcake Shaker Birthday Card

Hi crafty friends!

Today I am sharing a cute birthday card featuring the embellishment. I thought this cupcake screams "birthday," so I had to use it. If you would like to recreate this card, follow the tutorial below. 

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Grab your Mini Shaker Cupcake and patterned paper.

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Adhere patterned paper to the back layer of the cupcake. I chose to use two different pages, so the top and bottom of the cupcake would differ. Note that when adding on the paper, be sure to fussy cut around the edges. The top of the cupcake does not have to be perfect on the back layer since the chipboard layers will cover the edges.

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Next, add paper to one of the top cupcake layers. This will be the top of the cupcake. I then adhere the remaining cupcake outlines to the back layer.
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I then adhere the cupcake onto my card base. I chose to use a faux stitched background panel layered on solid cardstock for my card panel. I then centered my cupcake on the panel and adhere.

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Add the shaker bits inside. 
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With that dry and in place, I add on the clear layer -- removing the protective film, and add my top cupcake layer. From there I simply add a sentiment and embellish with sequins from the shaker mix. Now you have a quick and simple birthday shaker card.

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Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think. Questions are also welcome. Be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group and find this beauty posted there as well. If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @politecreations) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps). I would love to see it!

Happy Crafting,



A New Adventure Gnome Tag

Hi crafty friends! 

 As 2023 begins, I like to think of this new year as a new adventure. So today I am sharing a cute Mini Gnome Shaker tag perfect for marking the beginning of something new. 

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I matted every layer of the Mini Gnome Shaker with patterned paper and added a cute shaker mix inside. For the tag, I used the rounded top tag from the Chipboard Tag Album. I chose some fun patterned paper and matted that on. I then chose some woodland die cut ephemera and layered that to create a scene. From there I placed the Mini Gnome Shaker  of to the side and added ephemera to the hat. 

Instead of using a sentiment strip, sticker or stamp, I chose to let the statement on the ephemera sign be the sentiment. I think it is fitting for a new year project.

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Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think. Questions are also welcome. Be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group and find this beauty posted there as well. If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @politecreations) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps). I would love to see it!


“Clearly” Christmas Cards

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

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

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

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

Joy Shaker Stocking Tag

Hi crafty friends! 

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


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



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

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


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

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


Christmas Chipboard Tags

Hello Craft Friends!

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


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

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


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

Bell bulbs: Click here

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


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




Star tree: Click here 

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


A closeup!


Gnomes Chipboard:Click here 

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




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

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

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

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

Holly and Present Chipboard Tags


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today. It's hard to believe it is December already! I'm not ready for it! LOL! But it's here, so it's time to get moving towards the Holidays. 

Tomorrow, my hubbie and I will be setting up the tree and decorating all by ourselves for the first time in YEARS! Our youngest moved out recently, and it's just us this year to get our tree and house decked out for the holidays. No short order since I own about 15 totes FULL of vintage Christmas Decorations from the 1920's through the 1950's. Its fun each year to go through my treasures to see which lucky ones will get selected to be used and which ones will be safely stored away to wait their turn.

I love most things vintage, but vintage Christmas holds an extra special place in my heart. I love the soft, pop colors from the 50's especially. So when I craft for Christmas, vintage styles inspire me.

Clear Scraps introduced some new Chipboard Tags. The tags have an extra piece that can be embellished and added on top of the tag...

The 2 designs I used are Tag Present and Tag Holly Chipboard Embellishments.

Here are my finished tags...


I started by printing out vintage Christmas sheet music scaled to the size of the tags. I printed them out on white cardstock, then whitewashed them to soften the design.

Clear Scraps Sanding Stick makes it easy to remove the excess paper from around the tag. I did line up the music with the left edge of the tag, you don't need to cover the shaped portion of the tag with the music paper. 

Then I painted the shaped portion with white paint.

For the embellishments, I inked the pieces brown, then backed them with white cardstock. Next, I used watercolors to color the designs.

Once everything was dry, it was time to embellish.

I added the ribbons and trim along the bottom of the tags, then adhered the embellishments, Next I used a bit of brown watercolor to distress the edges of the tag. When that dried, I added a little bling around the edges of the tags and to the areas I painted pink.

All that was left was to repunch the holes and tie them with ribbons and trim.

Here's some closeups of the details...

I like the color of chipboard, so I left the backs plain to add the "to:" and "from:". I think the tags are pretty enough to be hung on the tree after they have done their duty of identifying whose gift is whose. You could paint the back or cover it with cardstock if you like.

You can use all kinds of things for the embellishments, you could back them with foil, fill them in with glitter glue or maybe back them with different tone on tone printed papers.

Please come back soon and see what other Holiday inspiration the design team has to share with you!


Clear Scraps: Tag Present and Tag Holly Chipboard Embellishments and Sanding Stick

Other: Vintage Sheet Music, White Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clear Snap: ColorBox Palamino Dye-Stress Ink and Frost Smooch Glitz, Watercolors, Ribbons and Trims

Christmas Tag Cards

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! The Christmas season will begin soon. I always want to start making my Christmas cards early, but that doesn't always happen. How about you? Today I have some easy Christmas cards you can make in no time. They feature Clear Scraps new chipboard tags!  I chose the Holly Chipboard embellishment Click here  and the Tag Present Chipboard embellishment Click here they the cutest?  

To begin our project I cut apart both tags and chipboard embellishments from the chipboard frame. (Save your outside frame for a future project) 


I covered the small holly embellishment with Stickles Holly Glitter and the berries I used Stickles Candy Cane glitter. The present embellishment I covered with Stickles Gold glitter on the bow. And Copper glitter on the present. Set theses aside to dry. 

Take your tag pieces, and trace onto patterned paper, cut and mark and punch your holes using a paper punch. Then using Beacon glue, I adhered my papers to both tag surfaces. Trim away the excess paper from each tag using a x-acto knife. You can smooth away any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. The papers I chose are from Crate Paper "Hello Santa" collection. 


The cards I'm using measure 6x6. But you can adjust this to any size cards you have in your crafty stash! My base papers measure 5 3/4 x 5 & 3/4 inches, leaving less than 1/4" white border all around. Glue your base papers onto your card surfaces.  I like to chose what sentiment and embellishments I want to use for decorating my card and plan my placement before gluing down. 

Santa card: Take your holly embellishment and lining up the edges on your tag. Then glue in place. I added some red enamel dots inside the holes on the berries. I fussy cut out this cute Santa and adhered on my tag using foam dots on the back. I added my sentiment along the top ND a white enamel dot over the hole on my sentiment title. Then using foam dots, I adhered December 25th ephemera piece!


Present Tag card: I glued my present embellishment onto my tag just as we previously did on our Holly tag. Then glued my tag in the center of my card. I adhered a holly sticker over the hole on my chipboard tag. A Dazzle sticker Merry Christmas sentiment and Christmas tree sticker. I chose a sentiment and glued at the top of my card. I added some sticker Christmas trees on each side of my chipboard tag. To finish up my card, I adhered some sticker stars in scattered areas on my card.



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial project and you'll start to make your own Christmas cards to send to a special friend or family! 

Here's some closeups for you!



Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog!  Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all what's new including these Chipboard Tag Embellishments! Click here

Until next month, Happy Cardmaking!


Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, xaco knife, Distress tool, paper trimmer, scissors, Stickles glitter in Stardust, Copper, Holly. Gold and Candy Cane, enamel dots, foam dots, Crate Paper Hello Santa collection, 6x6 card bases

Gift Wrapping Time

Hello,  it's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little idea.

It's time to shop and wrap up those gifts to place under the tree.  I like to make double duty items for the holidays.  This trio of gift tags can be attached to your packages and then placed on the tree as an ornament.  I like to add a personal note and the year on the back of mine.

I created this fun trio by starting with the Wood Holiday Collection.  I painted them and then added some fun embellishments from my stash of gems and rhinestones. 

Let the gift wrapping begin,


Give Thanks Memorydex Card

Hi crafty friends!


Today I am sharing a a beautiful pink autumn memorydex card. If you are not aware of what a memorydex card is, it is basically an updated version of a roladex used for memory keeping. It also serves as a way to share your art with someone else. You can add a message, photo, or journaling to the back. 

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My memorydex card features gold stitching and tons of layering. I used the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment and the 4x6 Plaid Stencil  for this projects. Once I layered my base papers for the memorydex, I used the Plaid Stencil to add some texture using modeling paste. While that dried, I covered one of the Fancy Butterflies with nuvo drops. 

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Once everything was dried, I added a little color to the areas that were stenciled and then began layering all of elements. I treated this memorydex card just as I would have a regulars A2 or Slimline greeting card that I create. Finally I went back in and added some shimmer and small details.




Now my memorydex card  is complete. I think I will send this to crafty friend to show have grateful and thankful I am for them in this season.

If you choose to recreate this project, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,



Tabbed Chipboard Thanksgiving Recipe Mini Album


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today. Are you enjoying the fall weather? That is, if you have "fall" weather in your area. Here in Texas, most fall days are a brisk 80 degrees! WOW! I better grab a sweater ;)

It's hard to think about Fall and not include Thanksgiving along with it. The colors, the pumpkins, and the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING that is in stores this time of year. They put that pumpkin spice in EVERTYHING it seems, from candles, to cookies, to coffee, to cereal! I even saw Pumpkin Spice potato chips the other day. Not so sure how those would be.

Our family has a lot of special Thanksgiving recipes. Every year we make my Grandma's cranberry sauce. My mom has her own special way to do the turkey, I make a pretty good gravy, and the homemade rolls are Mom's take on Grandma's recipe.

I thought this year, I'd ask everyone to write down the recipe for what they are bringing and I'd put them all together in a mini album.

I used Clear Scraps 6 X 6 Tabbed Chipboard Mini Album and embellished it with paint and papers and stickers...


To embellish the front cover, I painted the Stack Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishment before backing the openings with different printed papers...


I used each tabbed page as a divider for each section of recipes: Mains, Sides and Sweets. Take a look inside...





I prepped the pages by painting about 1" along the side with the holes using cream paint. I also painted the tabs and edges of each page.

Once the paint dried, I started adding my papers to embellish the covers and pages. Rub On letters were used to add the titles to the cover, tabs and pages. 

1" book rings were used to bind the album and I tied each with 3 different coordinating ribbons.

I think these books would make a great gift for your guests, you could have them bring multiple copies of their recipes.

Thanks for stopping by! Please come back and visit us again soon!


Clear Scraps: 6 X 6 Tabbed Chipboard Mini Album and Stack Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Cream Paint, Printed Papers and Stickers, Rub On Letters, Book Rings and Ribbons

Ghostly Pink Shaker Tag

Hey crafty friends! 

It is spooky season, which means candy corn is readily available. Using that as my inspiration, I decided to create a candy corn tag, but made it PINK.


First, grab a tag from the Acrylic Tag Album set and a few alcohol inks. Prepare to create the three bands of color exhibited on candy corn.


Remove the protective film from one side of the tag only. Leave the other side of the tag protected with the film for an easy cleanup. Using painter's tape and a heat gun, begin layering ink starting from the top with white, working your way down shades of pink. 


Once that is completed, set it to the side to finish drying. 


Begin working on your Mini Ghost Shaker. Of course I decided to heat emboss the top layer. I wanted a dimensional and glossy look for my ghost. 



I then covered the back piece of the shaker in white cardstock and added in my shaker mix. Assemble the shaker together, remembering to remove the protective film from the acetate ghost layer.



Now that the ghost is completed, grab the tag and remove the remaining protective film. Also grab some embellishments and prepare to decorate.



Below is the step-by step of where I added elements.



Add some ribbon or trim to the top of the tag, and there you have it-- a completed ghostly tag. How cute?! 



If you choose to recreate this project, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,