Fathers Day Cards

Hey everyone, today I am sharing 2 Father's Day Cards that I have created.  These cards are very simple and quick to make.


I have used 2 different chipboard clocks.  The first one I used the Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment.  I wanted to keep the natural look of the chipboard, but added some black and walnut stain distress ink to make it pop.  I layered my pattern paper which I had also inked.  The top layer of paper I ripped it and removed a small section so you can see the paper underneath.  I added some die cut words to finish off the card.

My second card I used the Pocket Watch Chipboard Embellishment.  I inked the chipboard piece with black soot distress ink and then used glossy accents to make it pop.  I layered the pattern paper the same way as my first card, but just took a bigger section of the top piece out.  I also rotated so it went the opposite direction.  I inked the pattern paper with black soot distress ink and added my die cut words to finish off the card.

Thank you for joining me for this weeks project.  They maybe simple looking cards, but still very elegant.

Kim C. :)

Mixed Media Beach Tag

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a mixed media beach tag.   


Using one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album, I began by first painting it with gesso. The Tag Album has 4 different shaped tags that  can be used for an assortment of projects.  I decided to use one to create a mixed media tag with an assortment of elements.  Once the gesso dried, I added several colors of spray inks to create the background.

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Mesh was also spritzed then adhered to the left corner.  I also added several sizes of art stones as well as some sea shells created from Makin's Clay for dimension.


Once dry, I spritzed additional colors of inks to give the tag more life.  In the center of the tag, I added more art stones.


I stamped and colored a Prima doll stamp, fussy cut her and added her to the tag with foam adhesives.


Isn't she sweet?


Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies used:  Prima stamp; Prima Art Stones, Makin's Clay mold and clay, spray inks

Stenciled Seahorse Card

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a fun summertime thank you card made with chipboard embellishments and stencils from Clear Scraps.  I love experimenting with different ways to alter these chipboard shapes and I chose embossing powders this time to give the seahorse lots of shine and texture.

Stenciled Seahorse Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Inspired by the fun seahorse embellishment, I started by creating a bright and sparkly underwater scene to serve as its backdrop.  First, I applied different shades of blue and green alcohol inks to a piece of 5" x 7" Yupo paper to yield this bubbly and wavy background.  Then, I die cut the sand from some gold glitter cardstock and the seaweed and coral from plain orange and green cardstock before adding a little bit of ink for dimension and sparkle ink for fun.

Stenciled Seahorse Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

The seahorse embellishment was altered by first applying Versamark ink all over the front with an inkpad.  After adding gold embossing powder, I melted it with my heat tool to create a smooth metallic gold embellishment at first.  Then I placed the Quatrefoil stencil on top of the piece and applied more Versamark ink through the stencil.  After adding two more colors of embossing powder (antique gold to the face and belly and copper down the back), I was left with a faux metal embellishment with some subtle texture and lots of shine and color.

Stenciled Seahorse Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stencil Detail

Here is a closer look at the three different colors of embossing powder and that gorgeous stenciled pattern.  I love how it looks just like a metal embellishment...and I can customize the colors and patterns!

I hope you enjoyed this fun summertime thank you card and thanks so much for stopping by today.  What techniques do you like to use to alter the chipboard embellishments?

~ Annie

Additional products used: alcohol inks, Yupo paper, orange, green, and gold glitter cardstocks, Silhouette CAMEO, Distress inks, sparkle pen, sentiment stamp, gold, antique gold, and copper embossing powders, Versamark ink, adhesive

Deco Send it Clear Fathers Day Card

Hi Friends!! Father's Day is rolling up fast, and I just knew I wanted to create a card for my husband using a Clear Scraps Send it Clear Card and this awesome Chipboard Old Truck.


I painted the truck using chalk paints. I knew the truck bed had to have something in the back, so I freehanded a heart and typed Best Dad Ever on it, then adhered it to the truck. Sooo cute!


When you open up the card, you can see a small message, as well as the beautiful Quarterfoil stenciling I applied to the base of the card.


There is plenty of room to tuck a gift card or a handwritten note inside as well.

The beauty of these Send it Clear cards is they are completely clear, including the envelope to mail it in.

DecoSIC4_ChipTruck_LeahCroweI didn't get the best photograph of it in the envelope, but you can see it is definitely unique and one of kind. This card would be so fun to receive in the mail!

Have a great week!!

Leah Crowe

Products Used
Clear Scraps: Chipboard Old Truck; Deco Send it Clear Card; Stencil 4x6 Quarterfoil
Pattern Paper: Echo Park
Alphabet: American Crafts
Glue: Beacons 3-in-1; Scotch Foam Tape
Ink: Distress Oxide, Ranger Alcohol Ink

Hello Spring Stenciled Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with some more spring cards, but this time I've used the Hello Spring Stencil.   At 4" x 6", this stencil is perfect for card making.


Several weeks ago I played with gelli printing and pulled quite a few prints which I put aside for future projects.  In looking through them, I thought they would be perfect for Spring cards.


Choosing the ones I wanted to use, I placed the stencil on top and taped them to the table.  I also placed tape across the flowers as I only wanted the words for this project.  Using Gold Creative Medium and a palette knife, I covered the words.  Alternatively, I could have used modeling paste, but for these cards, I wanted gold toned words.


Remove the tape and clean the stencil and palette knife.


I simply wrapped some green twine around the panel and added it to a green card.


This card just needed some green flowers before being added to a card.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Imagine Creative Medium, Flowers, twine

Spring Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using several Clear Scraps Clearly Frame Embellishments.  I am dreaming and wishing for Spring so I decided to create two bright floral cards with the acrylic embellishments..


I used the Small Rectangle Deco Frame and the Small Oval Scallop Frame as the focal elements of my cards.  Removing the film from both sides of the frames, I painted both sides with pink paint.  This ensured that I could use either side on my cards.


Putting the frames aside to dry, I stamped several flowers and leaves,  colored them with Memento Markers, then fussy cut them.


I adhered yellow panels behind the frames then placed the frames on wood grain panels before adhering them to the cards.


The flowers and leaves were adhered  around the frames.  Several butterflies, punched  from Rinea foiled papers, were added to each card.  A small sentiment was stamped and punched out to finish off the cards.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies: Plaid Paint, Memento Ink and Markers, GinaK Stamps, Rinea Foiled Paper, Punch




Truckloads of Butterflies Card

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and I'm back today with a bright and cheery springtime card made with some stencils and a really cute chipboard truck.  I live out in the country and see old farm trucks like this almost every day...they're usually carrying hay or boxes of veggies, but wouldn't it be nice if they were spreading butterflies once in a while?

Butterfly Truck Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

I created the background by blending a few different color inks onto white cardstock.  When the inks had dried, I positioned the Butterfly Flock stencil at the top left of the cardstock and spread embossing paste that I had colored with yellow, orange, and red inks over top.  Then, I carefully added a little sparkle to the butterflies with a glitter pen when they had set.

Butterfly Truck Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

The Old Truck chipboard embellishment was colored with Distress Oxide inks using a small sponge dauber to get into all of the nooks and crannies and making sure to add a few faint dirt and rust spots for fun.  To add some of the bumpers, fenders, and other details, I placed the Old Truck stencil over the different parts and applied a slightly darker ink (the stencil image is slightly larger than the chipboard piece, but can be moved around to add the details).

Butterfly Truck Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Flat

I mounted the truck to the card front with foam tape and then stamped a small sentiment onto a die cut cloud before adding the whole thing to a 5" x 7" card base.

I hope you enjoyed this bright and cheery card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Which of the chipboard embellishments would you use on a springtime card?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white cardstock, various inks, embossing paste, glitter pen, foam tape, sentiment stamp

Notecards with Heart Cluster Stencil

Today I would like to share some notecards I created using the Heart Cluster Stencil by Clear Scraps.  These notecards where very easy and fast to create.  I wanted to show how versatile Clear Scrap stencils can be.  So lets jump right into a short tutorial on how I created these cards.


First I took some cream colored cardstock, I then put the stencil on and by spreading the modeling paste I created these beautiful hearts. 


When the paste dried I then cut them out with a heart shaped metal die and inked them with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

After I cut them out I added them to some 3x3 notecards.  I added some pattern paper and a little lace.  I popped up the hearts with foam dimensional's.


The finished result is beautiful.  These would be amazing to receive with a gift or just send as a thank you.


Secret Garden Shaker Card

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and I'm back today with a fun springtime shaker card perfect for Mother's Day or just to say hello.  Something about this beautiful mini shaker window reminded me of an English garden, so I decided to surround it with tons of flowers and leafy vines to create a little secret garden for my recipient.

Secret Garden Window Shaker Card by Annie Williams - Main for CS

I started by embossing some white cardstock with a stone pattern embossing folder (texture enhance by lightly inking with grey ink) to create the wall of a house for my window.  Then I die cut two layers of greenery border, one in light green and one in dark green, and popped them up around the edges with foam tape.  I finished the edges off with tons of tiny shaped flowers.

Secret Garden Window Shaker Card by Annie Williams - Detail for CS

Before assembling the window shaker, I first painted the top layer with white pearl acrylic paint and added some blue patterned paper that resembled wallpaper to the back layer.  After stacking two window chip forms on the chip back (adhering each layer with glue), I filled each section with some dreamy pink and clear iridescent sequins.  So that the cat silhouette would remain in front of the sequins, I added the black die-cut on top of the two chip form layers before adhering the acrylic divider, and finally the white pearl layer.

Secret Garden Window Shaker Card by Annie Williams - Full for CS

The shaker element is fairly thick, so I used heavy-duty double-sided tape to adhere it to the front of my card.  A die cut window box stamped with a sweet sentiment and filled with even more flowers seemed like a necessary touch to finish off this already pretty ornate card.

I hope you enjoyed this springtime shaker card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many fun shaker shapes to choose from, which would you use to make a card?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white pearl acrylic paint, various cardstock, flower, greenery border, and window box dies, grey ink, pink and clear sequins, sentiment stamp, stone embossing folder, foam tape, double-sided tape

Spring cards with the Swallowtail Butterfly Stencil by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with some really sweet cards using the 6" Swallowtail Butterfly stencil by Clear Scraps.  This stencil has four different butterflies and each one of them look amazing.   
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The design was inspired by vintage elements in my craft room.  I love all things vintage!  The card front is actually canvas material stamped on and then distress oxide ink was applied, on the script stamp, and then stenciled, using the 6" Swallowtail Butterfly stencil by Clear Scraps.  Vintage embellishments were added also.   The canvas was mounted on white cardstock.

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The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and then shaded with the same color of distress oxide ink used on the card front.  Vintage lace and buttons were added.  The cards were mounted on a Kraft folded card base.  The size is especially sweet, 4" x 4".  

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Each one of the cards has a unique vintage look.  This same design could be applied to many of the stencil images by Clear Scraps. One that comes to mind is the 6" Beach Fun stencil.  This stencil has sea shell images that would be gorgeous created similar to these.   All you need is a focal image, for the center cluster.  Stencils work great for this technique!

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Check out the stencil section.  Cards can be created easily and they will look amazing and with such great detail that we all strive for, in our art projects.
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member




Globe Chipboard Card by Nancy


Hello, friends!


It's Nancy here with a quick and easy card share for Clear Scraps!

Today I'm sharing a card I made featuring the:

Globe Chipboard Embellishment.


I left the chipboard as is, so that it would match the kraft card base.


The background paper is this wonderful world map.

Isn't it perfect for the globe?


I stamped the sentiment on a coordinating strip of paper,

and matted it on some kraft.

I then curled it a little bit, to give it some added interest,

before adhering it in place.


This was so fun and quick to put together.

Ideal for someone going on a trip or wonderful adventure!


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Tim Holtz - Crowded Attic;
Stamp: Tim Holtz - The Journey;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.

Clear Scraps Products Used:

Globe Chipboard Embellishment

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I'll be back with another project share next week!  

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Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer

New Chipboard embellishment cards

Hi Clear Scraps fam! Leah here with you today sharing these super cute chipboard embellishments that I used to make two cards.

This one features the Girl Cloud cutout.


I cut down the 12x12 Acrylic and turned them into 4x6" cards.


Using these chipboard cutouts on acrylic allows you to create 3d looks by allowing stuff to show through from the back to the front. Notice the star behind the G?


Once I placed the star behind the front panel, I then assembled the girl cloud to the front. So fun!

The baby pin chipboard embellishments I decided to paint pink as well since I used it on the birthday girl card.



Leah Crowe

Products Used
Clear Scraps: 12x12 Acrylic Sheet; Chipboard Embellishments: Baby Pins, Girl Cloud
Pattern Paper: K&Company, MAMBI, Echo Park,
Embellies: Enamel Dots, Washi Tape, Echo Park Alpha
Beacons 3-in-1 glue, Scotch foam tape
Unicorn spit paint
WRMK typewrite

Winter Tag set

Hey, Clear Scraps friends. Leah here with you today sharing these adorable miniature tags using the Creating Made Easy Jan Q 2019 kit.


From the kit, I used the modellier creme, Clear Scraps 6" raindrop heart mascil, Graphic 45 paper and Studio light paper.

I started by applying the modellier creme to the Studio light paper and set it aside to dry.

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Inside the graphic 45 paper pad is a tag template, cut that out.


Once your stenciled paper dries, turn it over, and position your tag template on there and trace out the template.


Cut just inside the traced lines, fold in half and decorate.



Using the same template and different pattern paper, you can create different size tags.
For this one, we'll create a tag holder and insert.
Fold your paper in half, and align your template on the fold.


Cut against part of the template, slide the template to the left, and finish cutting against the template.


Glue the bottom and open side edge, leaving the top open to insert a tag.



Trace half the template on another sheet of paper and cut out for your tag insert.

Decorate and voila!


Using the technique as above, here's another tag. So easy and fun to give handwritten thank you notes.


Leah Crowe

Products Used
Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy Jan Q Kit 2019: Graphic 45 paper, Studio Light paper, Clear scraps 6" raindrop heart stencil, Modellier creme, 12" bling
From my stash: Twine, Glue, Distress Oxide ink

Stencilled Heart Cards by Steph

HI everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a set of cards using the Heart stencil, Viva D├ęcor Modeling Cream, Graphic 45 Flutter paper pack and Want2Scrap bling from the January kit.



This stencil is perfect for Valentine's Day, Anniversary and Love creations. 

Placing the stencil on cardstock, I used a pallet knife to spread the modeling cream.


Look at the beautiful effect on both pink and red cardstock.


I created cards from black cardstock and matted each stenciled panel with black cardstock so the panel would pop.  Using papers from the Graphic 45 Flutter collection, I assembled the red card, placing ribbon between the layers.  To finish I added Want2Scrap pearls around one of the hearts.  A small sentiment was then added to the left side.


The pink card was assembled without ribbon.  Again, I placed Want2Scrap pearls around one of the hearts. 

As I wanted to create an anniversary card, I added an anniversary phrase and placed several pearls under the phrase.


There you have 2 different cards with one stencil.

Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Joy Clair stamps, Imagine Crafts Ink



Christmas Cards with Clear Scraps Acrylic

Hello and happy Wednesday! Jennifer here to share Christmas cards I  created along with some fun techniques!  I  love working with Clear Scraps Acrylic because not only does it have many uses, but its durable too.  Using the 12x12 Acrylic Sheets, I  cut 4x5 inch sections to use on my cards. My third "card" is actually from the Acrylic Tag Album


Any time you want to stamp on acrylic you will need to use a solvent based ink.  This will allow your image to "set" to the acrylic and will not smudge.  


After removing the protective film from both sides of the acrylic, I  stamped my image using StazOn in black.  Allow a short time for the ink to dry before moving on to the next step. 


When you are ready to color your image, flip over the acrylic piece.  Here, I  used alcohol based markers (such as Chameleon or Copic).  I  like to have a fine and brush option on my markers so I  can fill in larger areas quicker. Or, as around my title, use color to highlight an area. Once finished, I  added patterned paper and embellishments to accent!


For my second card, I  used basically the same technique as the first. However, I  originally had a second flamingo stamped on the front.  It didn't turn out so I  decided to "erase" my image by using non-acetone fingernail polish remover.  It works wonders on your mistakes!  


I  wanted to add a frosty effect to my card so using StazOn Opaque, I   ran the ink pad around the edges of my acrylic. 


After stamping and coloring my flamingo, I  used the 6 Inch Nordic Snowflakes Mascil to add a background to my card.  Again using the StazOn Opaque, I    lightly dabbed with an ink applicator.  


And here is a close up of the effect! Once dry, I   adhered my acrylic to the cardstock base and added patterned paper and embellishments! 


For my third project, I  decorated one of the tags from the Acrylic Tag Album.  I  began with three coordinating alcohol inks and applied them from dark to light beginning at the bottom of my tag. 


I  turned my tag over after my alcohol ink was dry and stamped my images. Using my Zig markers I  went back in and colored my flamingo..however the alcohol ink did alter the color a bit.  I  backed my tags with a neutral print using Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive along the edges. Using strips of a buffalo plaid print, I  affixed them to the sides of my tag to hide any glue marks. 


Thank for stopping by the blog today! I  hope this inspires you to do some crafting with Clear Scraps Acrylic!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper:  Crate Paper, Simple Stories; stickers, die cut: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; metal token, alcohol ink: Ranger; stamps: My Favorite Things; ink: StazOn; markers: Zig, Chameleon; border punch: EK Success; cardstock: Bazzill; mini wood clothespin: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, ribbon.