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.



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,

Halloween Witch Hat Mini Shaker Tag


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today.

It's FALL Ya'll! Not that there is much of a nip in the air here in Texas yet! But working on Fall projects does make it feel more like the season despite the temperature.

Clear Scraps has some cute seasonal Mini Shakers including several for Halloween and Fall. Check out the new ones HERE.

I used the Witch Hat Mini Shaker to embellish this tag...


I used one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album as a base. I covered the tag with strips of different papers separated by washi tape. I used the Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper and tape from around the edges of the tag.

For the shaker, I painted the top layer black, then added some sparkle using a shimmer pen. I covered the base of the shaker with a black printed paper. I filled the shaker with a mix of black and matte sequins and some silver metallic beads. I added a bat chipboard sticker to the hat to serve as the hat band.

The Spooky Chipboard Title is also from Clear Scraps. I painted it orange, then layered on several layers of clear embossing powder.

To finish the tag, I tied a striped ribbon through the hole at the top.

You can use altered tags to: make a banner, hang for decor, use as part of a holiday arrangement or tie onto a gift bag.

Thanks for stopping by! Please come back soon to see what the talented designers here at Clear Scraps have to share with you.


Clear Scraps: 

Witch Hat Mini Shaker, Chipboard Tag Album , Spooky Chipboard Title and Sanding Stick

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Scrapbook Paper, Washi Tape, Black Sequins, Silver Beads, Black and Orange Paint, Clear Embossing Powder, Shimmer Pen, Chipboard Sticker and Ribbon

Birthday Card With Removable Dragonfly Magnets

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty birthday card with two removable dragonfly magnets! The magnets were created with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments and painted with metal gloss paint in several different colors. So between the dragonflies and the foiled and glitter cardstock, there's a whole lot of shine going on! What a fun way to give a card and gift in one! Magnets are always a big hit, and no matter where they are placed, they are a constant reminder of who gifted them! 


I started with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments, and painted the dragonfly bodies with brown chalk paint. 


I then moved on to the dragonfly wings, and painted one set with turquoise and steel blue metal gloss paint, and the other set with magenta and violet metal gloss paint. 

And added some iridescent gemstones to the bodies.


Then I adhered two tiny disc magnets on the back of each dragonfly with distress collage medium, and set them aside. 


For the card front, I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base, a layering panel and two stitched scallop edges from white cardstock. I rounded the bottom right corner of the card base and layering panel. I then cut strips in varying widths from purple and pink glitter cardstock as well as silver and teal foiled cardstock, and adhered the scalloped edges and strips to the layering panel in a diagonal fashion. 


I adhered the front panel to the card base and stamped the sentiment in brown ink. I cut an inside layering panel from white cardstock, rounded the bottom right corner, and embellished it with strips of glitter and brown cardstock used on the front. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink as well, and layered the panel on brown cardstock to tie in the color of the dragonfly bodies.

I placed the dragonflies on the front of the card with washi tape, flipped the card base over and let the magnet backs 'find' the front magnets. These little magnets are pretty strong and so it was effortless even through the cardstock. I punched four 1/2" circles, pressed them into a foam mat to form cups, and then adhered them over top of the magnets on the inside of the card base with distress collage medium for a more finished look. 

I removed the washi tape from the front and the dragonflies held strong on the magnets. I finished the front with several blue gemstones in the upper left corner. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
White, brown, teal and silver foiled, and pink and purple glitter cardstock; rubber stamps, brown ink; turquoise, steel blue, magenta and violet metal gloss paint; stitched scallop edge die, corner rounder, circle punch, craft glue, distress collage medium, iridescent gemstones, small disc magnets, blue gemstones

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

Scrappy hugs,

Football Helmet Shaker Card

Hi!  Maureen here, getting ready to cheer on my alma mater this Fall in some football!  There is a special guy in our family who has a birthday this month, and he L-O-V-E-S his football.  I thought it would be nice to make him an interactive card to celebrate the start of the season AND his birthday!


This project requires very few supplies and comes together quite easily!  Perfect for those last minute events, right?  I'm starting with a white card stock sheet, cut at 4.25" by 5.5" and folded at the top.  Next, I've cut strips of green card stock at 4" in length by .75" wide.  These strips get placed evenly down the card base, starting from the top, leaving a little white in between.  Those become the yard lines!  Make sure to start at the top so if you are off on your spacing you can trim your card down later.


My next step is to use the Mini Helmet Shaker as a focal point.  The possibilities are endless for colors with this shaker!  I happen to know that his favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles, so I've done the colors in green, black and white.  I found a metallic green paper as a background which looks just like a helmet!


Now, to assemble the shaker I've traced my metallic paper with the bottom chipboard piece (this is the back side of the paper), then cut it out.  This I glued to the bottom piece.  Next, I layered the chipboard layers on, then sprinkled in some Wedding Sequins.  I applied the acrylic piece next, making sure to remove the protective film.  And my final piece is the top helmet layer, painted in black acrylic paint.  All pieces are glued with a clear tacky glue to eliminate smudges.


Across the helmet, I've used a clear tacky glue to apply a die cut message to the helmet.  I've also die cut numbers in a white card stock to apply to the bottom edges of my yard lines.  These numbers happen to be the age of the 'birthday boy' and I think all sorts of milestone ages would be great for this card.  I decided to add a stamped football at the bottom too, with an old stamp I had around.


What other ideas would you do with this fun Helmet Shaker?  I hope you had fun with this card project like I did!  Go team (until next time)!


Additional supplies:  black paint, green card stock, metallic green card stock, happy birthday die cut, number dies, black and white card stock, football stamp.

Welcome Baby!

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today and share a baby card idea I hope will inspire you! I love making handmade cards and I think baby cards are so fun to create. 

For my card I chose Clear Scraps Girl Cloud chipboard embellishment. Click Here 

The papers I chose are from Prima Marketing Heaven scent collections one and two.


We will be decorating our chipboard embellishments first. Cut apart your chipboard elements and save the outer frame for a future project. Take some white acrylic paint and a pain brush and paint your cloud white. You may need to add two coats of white paint. Let dry. Then take a sponge dabber and apply blue chalk ink along the edge of your cloud and the inside surface, leaving some white paint showing through to resemble a real cloud. Then cover your two star chipboard shapes using Finnibair sparks paint-Dragon Fly.  After your stars dry, apply some Luna paste -Golden Sand over the top of each star. This gives your stars some sparkle! I painted the girl letters in light pink and the pieces of chipboard hanging off the cloud, I covered with chalk ink Old Rose. 


Now we are ready to create our card! I started with a 8x8 card base. I love creating larger size cards so you have more room to add embellishments! I cut my base paper to 8x8 and adhered to my card. Then I chose another coordinating paper for my next layer. I cut this paper slightly smaller and adhered on top of the first layer, using foam tape. I love adding layers and dimension to my cards. Next I cut out a welcome baby journaling card and adhered towards the top of my card.


I fussy cut out a few images from the leftover papers to use to decorate my card. After I was happy with the placement of my card elements and chipboards,  I adhered to my card. I added foam dots to the back of my fussy cut images and chipboard cloud piece, before adhering to my card. The stars I adhered onto my card using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. To finish my card, I applied some Stickles glitter to the baby's bow and ribbon. Adhered some Prima crystals in scattered areas on my card. I added a puffy sticker sentiment towards the top right and a vellum empherma tiny bird to the bottom right corner of my card. I also adhered a tiny Prima flower to the top of my parachute!


Here's acouple closeups of my card



I hope you have enjoyed this project today. Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your crafty creations with us on our Clear Scraps Creative Facebook page. Don't forget to check out what's new on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Till next time we meet, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Finnibair Sparks Paint Dragon Fly, Luna paste Golden Sand, Stickles glitter Stardust, foam dots and tape, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Prima Marketing Heaven scent paper collection, 

Texas Boot Shaker Tag


Texan Tami here on the blog with you today! 

I have been wanting to design a project using Clear Scraps Mini Boot Shaker.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of great shaker designs, but being from Texas, the boot held a special appeal.

I collect lots of vintage "junque" and have a box dedicated to Texas stuff. So I pulled it out and started playing.

I decided to make a tag thinking I might use it as a cover to a mini album later on.


I started with one of Clear Scraps chipboard tags from the Chipboard Tag Album. You get 4 tags in the pack, so you can use them all together for a mini album or create separate projects with them.

I was trying to figure out what to use for the base of the tag - what to cover or alter the chipboard with. I had some felt that was embossed to look like leather. I thought about using that, but decided to emboss the chipboard instead!

I found a plate that resembled designs found on leather and ran the tag and plate through my machine. You may have to play with how to "stack" your pieces to get them to run through your machine...

I inked the chipboard with a base color, then added accents of a lighter color. Make sure to press hard to get the ink down into the nooks and crannies and cover the entire surface...

To make the embossing stand out, I lightly ran over the tag with a dark brown ink to hit the raised embossed areas. I also distressed the edges and inked the top boot frame with the same ink...

Here's a closeup pic of the embossed and inked tag...


For the background for the boot. I decided to use a piece of a vintage Texas map that I had. I positioned the boot frame over the map so I could position San Antonio in the foot. I traced around the outside of the boot with a pencil. I cut it out slightly inside the line, then adhered it onto the back piece...

I assembled the shaker. I thought about putting sequins or something inside it, but decided I liked the look of just the map background...


Next, I wanted to incorporate the Chicken Wire Chipboard Embellishment, 'cause it's TEXAS ya'll! 

I inked it with a few different inks to mimic rust, then added accents with a silver metallic rub...

I had some Texas themed stamps, so decided to add a quote and make a mini tag to hang from the top. I stamped them in brown ink on some light kraft colored cardstock. Then cut them out and distressed the edges...

Then it was time to layer it all up and adhere the pieces to the tag. I also gathered a few other bits to finish embellishing the tag with...

I used 3D Dots stacked up to adhere the Lone Star bottle cap like a concho to the boot. I cut strips from a bandana to tie the tag with. I tied bows from bleached jute and denim threads to add to the center of the bandana knot. I tied a cowboy hat charm to the end of a safety pin, then used the pin to add the mini tag.

Thanks for visiting today; I hope you enjoyed the project and can incorporate some of the ideas into your own projects!


Clear Scraps:

Mini Boot Shaker

Chipboard Tag Album

Chicken Wire Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Ranger: Oxide Inks, Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Paper Wings Productions: Stamps, Embossing Plate, Vintage Texas Map, Lone Star Bottlecap, Jute, Bandana, Denim Threads, Cowboy Charm, Light Kraft Cardstock

Tools: Pencil, Scissors and Embossing Machine


Baby Onesie Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya on the blog today to share a baby shaker card featuring the mini shaker onesie and heart sprinkles.


▼ The onesie shaker pack includes 1 chipboard back, 3 chipboard forms, and 1 acrylic divider.


▼ The first thing I did was assemble the shaker. I started by laying a chipboard form on a patterned paper, tracing the shape using a pencil, and cutting it out using scissors.


▼ Next, I adhered the cutout piece to the chipboard back with craft glue.


▼ Then, I adhered two chipboard forms to the base shape, placed the heart sprinkles, removed the protective films on both sides of the acrylic divider, and glued it to the top of the chipboard form.


▼ For the last layer of the chipboard form, I gave it a coat of white embossing powder and glued it to the top.


▼ Once the shaker is assembled, it's time to make the card! I started with a 6.5 x 5 white card base. I layered two patterned papers for the background. Using a border punch for one patterned paper helps to enrich the background. After I glued the shaker to the card, I also added some stickers for decoration to finish the card.   


Close Ups

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you are inspired to create cards using Clear Scraps shakers. Happy crafting!

Additional products used:
- Papers, Stickers, Ephemera: Echo Park Paper Little Dreamer Girl Collection
- Card Stock: Recollections White Blank Cards
- Adhesive: Craft Glue & Double Sided Tape
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink

Teacher Quote Apple Shaker


Tami here with you on the blog today.

It's hard to believe but Summer is almost over! And that means it almost time for the kiddos to head back to school!

Whether it's in person or remote, teacher's all over are gearing up and getting ready to for their new classes.

Teacher's have a very important job and Covid is making their already challenging occupation even more so.

How about crafting a little something to send to your child's new teacher to let them know you appreciate them.

This project is very easy and your kids can even help with it. In fact, it will be much better if they DO help!

I used Clear Scrap's Mini Apple Shaker to hold a simple quote: "Teaching is (heart) work...


I used a piece of writing paper to pencil the quote on. It would be an even more special gift if your child wrote the quote in their handwriting.

I colored the heart in with a red colored pencil; also something your child could do.

I colored the apple with red ink, and the stem and leaf with 2 colors of green ink. 

You could glue a magnet on the back. Or make this a tag on a gift bag if you had an additional gift, by adhering a ribbon to the back.

You could also adhere this shaker to a card and add a note or have your child write the teacher a note inside.

Let's remember to give our teacher's an extra pat on the back for all the terrific work they do on behalf of our children!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps' Blog today! Please drop back by soon to see what other projects the other awesome design team members have to share with you.


Clear Scraps:

Mini Apple Shaker


Ranger: Oxide Inks, Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Writing Tablet Page and Pencil

Hello Fish Acrylic Cards

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share acrylic cards featuring the acrylic tag. The acrylic tag pack comes in 4 different shapes, approx. 3.75" x 6.75", and I used 2 shapes to create these acrylic cards.  


▼ Here is one of the papers I chose for my card base and I started by folding it in half.









▼ Laying the acrylic tag on the folded paper, I traced the tag shape with a pencil and cut it out with scissors.


▼ On one of the cards, I added bubbles to the card base by using the 6 inch Bubbles Mascil along with Distress Oxide ink (tumbled glass). 


▼ All Clear Scraps Acrylic has a protective film on both sides so be sure to remove it before stamping or painting! Using Staz On ink in black, I stamped the images on the front of the acrylic. The ink will dry relatively fast but you do have to be careful to not smudge your image. By the way, any mistakes can be removed with a non-acetone fingernail polish remover! Then you are ready to re-stamp!  


▼ Once the ink was dry, I painted the images with Chameleon pens. They are alcohol-based markers, which work brilliantly on acrylic surfaces!


▼ Removing a protective film on the back of the acrylic tag, I used Zip Dry scrapbook glue to adhere the tag to the card base I cut out. Then, I stamped hello with Staz On ink, added extra touches using pink liquid embellishment, and glued a bow to the top of the card. Last, I painted the borders using acrylic paints along with a paintbrush to finish both cards.


Thank you all for stopping by today! Hope today's cards inspire you to create with some Clear Scraps acrylic. Have a blessed day!

Close Ups

Additional Products Used:
- Stamps: Stampendous
- Ink: Tsukineko Staz On Jet Black, Ranger Distress Oxide
- Marker: Chameleon
- Adhesive: Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch

Wood Card Adventure

Hi everyone, I'm sharing a new Wood Card today. 

Did you know that Clear Scraps has a fun selection of wood cards you can decorate in any way possible?  Be sure to check them out!


Measuring approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4", the Blank Wood Card has endless possibilities.  I decided to turn it into a mini album.


The panels were inked (but also could have been painted) with coral ink.  Once dry, I used the 4x6 Grass Stencil with green ink along the bottom of the panel, moving the stencil across the panel so I had full grass coverage.


The Bike with Basket Chipboard Embellishment was inked in an assortment of colors, then embossed/heat set.  
This gave the bike a shiny appearance.


I added a few tags I had in my stash which help set the tone of this album.
I then cut pages to fit the album and tied it all together with ribbon.


What will you add to this album?

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:   Ink, Embossing Powder, Tags

Birthday Present Shaker Card

Hello hello,  it's Maya here on the blog today! I have a fun little project I want to share with you. It's a birthday shaker card featuring the Mini Shaker Present. Let's check it out!


▼ I started by decorating the present shaker. I laid a chipboard form on a patterned paper, traced the shape using a pencil, cut it out using scissors, and adhered to the chipboard back using Zip Dry glue.


▼ Next is to adhere two chipboard forms to the chipboard back and placed the sequins. Then, remove the protective films on both sides of the acrylic divider and glue it to the chipboard form.


▼ Last, I painted the top chipboard form with acrylic paint in pink and glued it to the shaker after the paint dried.


▼ Here I used a 6.5 x 10 card base of white cardstock and layered two patterned papers to the background using double-sided adhesive tape. 


▼ The last step is to adhere the present shaker to the card and to add extra touches with some patterned stickers and black liquid embellishment.


Close Ups

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You may also visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the variety of shakers by clicking HERE. Happy crafting!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Ephemera, Sticker: Echo Park Paper - Magical Birthday Girl Collection
- Adhesive: Double Sided Tape, Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue
- Card Stock: Recollections White Blank Cards
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Paper Trimmer: Fiskars

Mouse Autograph Album

Hi everyone, have you seen the assortment of  wood cards available in the store?  Not only can you use them as cards, but consider using them as mini albums.  Check out the cute Mouse Autograph Album I chose to create.  

I used the Mouse Wood Card, choosing to turn it into an autograph album. 
With the world finally opening up, how fun would it be to gather signatures of your favorite characters at Disney World in this Disney themed mini album.

It's the perfect size to hold onto while walking around the park, or you can just as easily slip it into your purse.
I inked the covers with yellow ink because it was handy.  But I could also have painted the covers.
I cut about a dozen pages to fit inside the album and then punched the holes.
Placing the 6" Dandelion Wind stencil on the front cover, I inked portions with brown ink.
To finish I placed several metal word titles from my stash on the cover.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies:  Ink, Ribbon, Metal Embellishments

Baby Cards with Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments

Hi everyone, I've got a set of baby cards to share using the Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments.

I love creating baby cards, don't you?  There are so many different elements you can use and so many different styles of baby cards you can create.
I used the Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments, inking and embossing them in different colors. 
Putting them aside, I started creating my cards.
I had this great baby paper that had both a boy and girl design so I could create similar cards and have the focal point as the bunnies.
Creating a card from pink cardstock, I matted the checked panel with the same cardstock and wrapped it with ribbon.  The baby panels were also matted with cardstock and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  The pink bunny was adhered just below the Baby Girl tag.
Creating a 2nd card from blue cardstock, I matted the checked panel with the same cardstock and wrapped it with ribbon.  The baby panels were also matted with cardstock and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  The blue bunny was adhered just below the Baby Boy tag.
So just remember that bunnies are not just for Easter!
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies:  Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Ink, Embossing Powder







A Bouquet of Daisies Stenciled Card



Today I am super excited to share this adorable Stenciled Thank you card I created.  I love how fun stencils are to play with! A Stencils are a great way to create fast and easy unique cards in any color and for any occasion.  

To recreate this project you will need :

 Clear Scraps Supplies

6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil

Other Supplies

watercolor paper, distress inks, blending brushes, sentiment stamp, ribbon, coordinating card stock

Start by securing your watercolor paper to your work surface. Secure your 6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil over your paper. I chose to use my stencil on an angle. 


Apply green distress ink to the leaf areas of your 6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil


Apply distress ink to your flower centers.  I chose a bright pink but you can choose any color you desire. 

Ink flowers with distress ink.  Here I chose purples to coordinate with my pink flower centers! 

Stamp you sentiment with coordinating distress ink. Matt your bouquet onto card stock. tie a ribbon around your matted stenciled bouquet and adhere to your card base to finish your card. 

I hope you  are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Stencils  and create your own cards!



Flower Mini Shaker Card


Tami here on the Clear Scraps' Blog with you today.

I have a fun little project I want to share with you; it's sure to brighten someone's day!

It is a thank you card featuring the Flower Mini Shaker...


The flower shape is clean and simple and that made me think GRAPHIC! so I used bright colors accented with black to really make the elements PoP!

I started with a 5 X 10 card base of black cardstock.

Then I stenciled some bright rays on a 4 1/2' square of white cardstock. I used the 6" Spiral Stencil with yellow and orange ink...

Here are a few hints for working with stencils. First, use blue painter's tape to secure paper and stencil to your worksurface. Next, on a stencil like this one, with lined sections, it's easier if you glide your ink or paint along the direction of the design. In this case, I started with yellow ink on the outer edges. I pulled the ink from the inside down each of the "rays". Next, I added the orange, this time pulling from the center out toward the edges.

Next I got to work on the shaker. I wanted the background to match the sequins, so I used a pencil to outline the outer rim of the circle as well as the outside of the petals. I filled the designs in with yellow and blue ink...

Once the designs were inked, I cut them out - slightly INSIDE the lines. I checked to be sure that the papers fit properly and wouldn't stick out beyond the edges. Then adhered them to the back of one of the outline portions of the shaker...

Now for the fun part of any shaker --- FiLLiNg it! i used sequins that matched the ink colors...


I used a black marker to color the top outline part of the shaker, then assembled it. Be sure you remove the protective film from BOTH sides of the acrylic piece. I like using a glue like Zip Dry for this as any excess that might ooze out cleans up easily, and it holds well...

Clear Scraps has introduced some great new products lately! You can check them out in the What's New category of the Clear Scraps website.

Clear Scraps: Flower Mini Shaker and 6" Spiral Stenci

Other: Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks. The Stamps of Life sentiment stamp, Clear Snap: ColorBox Black Archival Dye Ink and Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Black and White Cardstock and Blue and Yellow Sequins

Tools: Blue Painter's Tape, Trimmer, Detail Scissors and Pencil