Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--St. Patrick's Day Card

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today, to share a little inspiration for the St. Patrick's holiday!Clear_Scraps_Mini Shaker_St. Patrick's Card(1)

This card would be a great "hi how are ya" card to send during the month of March or to say Happy St. Patty's!

It starts with painting the frame on the cute Mini Shaker Flag with black acrylic paint.  While that dries, it's time to start the rest of the card.  The base is made out of black cardstock, cut and folded to make a 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" A2 size card.  To make the layering piece, white cardstock was cut into a 5&1/4" by 4" mat.  Next up, was to create the background pattern using the Clear Scraps 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil.

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These stencils are fun and easy to use so you can customize your background on a card, scrapbook LO, or anything you'd like.  Here I used a mix of 3 different shades of green distress ink and blended them slightly as I went.   Super quick and easy using a sponge applicator!  The stencil was a wee bit smaller than my card front, you could just move it--or do like I did, and brush ink along the bottom and top edge of the stencil to fill it in.  You could also mask it, but I wanted to add the 1/8" strip of orange cardstock to mimic the flag colors.  This mat piece was then added to the card front.  If you'd like to see more of the 5x9 stencils, you can find all of the different options HERE in the Clear Scraps store.

The final step was to finish the flag.  I traced out the flag on green, white and orange cardstock, then trimmed it to fit the base of the shaker and glued each piece.

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I glued down the frame layers, added some sequins, then glued down the acrylic layer (remembering to take off the protective coating on each side!) and finally added the painted black frame.  A little bow and twine finish the card off perfectly!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Flag, 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil

Other:  Acrylic paint-black, Cardstock-green, white, orange, black, Distress Ink-Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles and Twisted Citron, ribbon, twine, sequins, glue.

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,



Monster Mash Halloween Card


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today.

Can you believe it is almost time for Halloween!? Always seems to "creep" up on me ;) At least the weather is cooling off a bit here in South Texas now that it's October; It was almost in the 80's!

My kiddos are both grown so I don't have the usual bustle of costume making to keep me occupied in preparation for the holiday. Which leaves more time for some sPoOky crafting. 

Have you ever looked at something and seen something other than what it was supposed to be? That's what happened the first time I looked at Clear Scraps Wings Chipboard Embellishments...

They are beautiful wings, perfect to add to a project, especially one with angels. But... for some reason, the top one reminded me of hair for a monster! I couldn't get the idea out of my head, so I decided to try it out on a Halloween card. 

Here's what I came up with...


I thought my monster turned out pretty well! What do you think?

I painted the chipboard wings/hair with lime green paint that matched my printed papers. Of course he had to have googly eyes.  I drew the nose in with a black marker and made the mouth and tooth from cardstock.

The face and hulking shoulders were cut from printed cardstock. 

For a title, I painted Clear Scraps Spooky Chipboard Word Title orange to use as the sentiment. And how could I resist putting googly eyes in the two "o's? Obviously, I couldn't!

I think a banner of different versions of this monster would make a unique piece of Halloween decor. Or you could make tags to hang off of goodie bags using him.

I hope you enjoyed this project; please stop back by soon to see what other great projects the Clear Scraps Design Team has for you!


Clear Scraps: Clear Scraps Wings Chipboard Embellishments and Spooky Chipboard Word Title

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Orange and Lime Green Paint and Googly Eyes.

Circle Bats Mini Shaker Acrylic Card

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here back on the blog today on the first day of October! I'm excited to share a quick and easy card I created for Halloween using some Clear Scraps products!  And I'm going to show you my techniques!  


The star of my card is the Circle  Bats Mini Shaker Shape and will show you how I    assembled my shaker!  I  began by taking patterned paper and adhering it to the chipboard base with my Beacon 3-in-1.  I    cut away excess with my scissors followed by using my sanding tool. 


Next, I    adhered the two middle chipboard frames to the base as shown. I  then added some of the Spooky Shaker Filler to the center.


To adhere my acrylic piece, I  placed my adhesive on the outside rim of the chipboard.  I    find it best to use clips to hold my pieces together as the glue dries.


Next, I  painted the top frame with black acrylic paint. 


I  then added embossing ink and powder to the bats only on the top frame. I  shook off the excess powder and set with my heat tool.


Taking my 12x12 Acrylic Sheet, I  cut out a 4.25 x 5 inch piece for my card.  I  applied black, purple, and orange alcohol inks as shown. I    then added a few drops of mixative in White Cap for contrast. 


Once my card was assembled, I   adhered my shaker again using my Beacon Adhesive.  I  added a cute sticker banner to the top from the collection I  used. 


Here is a peek of the inside of the card!  I  used a 3x4 journaling card as my background which I  used a stamped sentiment as well as some extra stickers. 


Thank you for reading today! You can find all of the Mini Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Adhesives by 3L; paint: Deco Art; pigment ink, alcohol ink, embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Pink Paislee; stapler: Tim Holtz; wood clothes pin:  Pebbles;  Scorer: Score-Pal; misc: sanding tool.





Trio of Halloween Shakers


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today with not one, not two, but THREE projects I'd like to share with you.

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you enjoy celebrating the holiday, there is lots to do to get ready! There's the candy to buy - eat - then rebuy for the kids, costumes to make, yard and house to decorate and the list goes on!

So why not get a head start on SpOoKy time by getting a little crafting done?

Clear Scraps has some great Halloween Shakers and I picked 3 to embellish: Mini Tall Pumpkin Shaker, Mini Circle Ghosts Shaker and Mini Spider Shaker...


These shakers were so fun to embellish and fill! I hadn't yet tried my paint pens on chipboard, so I decided to use them here rather than paint or ink the shakers. They worked very well, nice and crisp and opaque. 

I used printed paper to cover the solid back piece of each shaker. Then filled them with assorted fill including sequins.

I found the Spider Web Chipboard Embellishment in my Clear Scraps stash and adhered the spider shaker to it.

I haven't decided what to use them on yet. I might use them to make a banner, or I could use them on cards or gift bags or even on a scrapbook layout!

Clear Scraps: Spider Web Chipboard Embellishment, Mini Tall Pumpkin Shaker, Mini Circle Ghosts Shaker and Mini Spider Shaker

Other: Printed Paper, Sequins, Filler, Beacon: Zip Dry and Posca Paint Pens


Happy Birthday Bag Decorations

How many times do you find yourself scrambling last minute to wrap a present?  Maybe you're like me and you keep some bags or wrapping paper around "just in case."  If you do, I have a great idea to jazz up some plain gift bags so your recipients will know you were thinking of them!


Hi, it's Maureen today - and I have a simple project idea for you that works on any handled gift bag.  All you need is a gift bag, some card stock papers...and the great embellishments from Clear Scraps!

For this project, I'm using the Mini Shaker Present Shape along with the Birthday Chipboard Word Title and one of the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishments.  I started by painting these with a white acrylic paint.  When that dried, I did a coat of sparkle glitter glue on top.


Next, I've taken a piece of black card stock, cut at 6.5" by 8.5" and folded it in half the long way.  Then, I proceeded to die cut a rectangular opening in the middle.  This worked best for me by using a die cut on the fold and put it through my die cut machine; however, you can simply hand cut a rectangular opening instead.  It just needs to be long enough to fit your handles through.


I've placed this bag topper over my folded bag, and then began to decorate the front of the topper.  Feel free to use your imagination as you decide how this should look!  I've glued some letters that spell HAPPY on the top right corner and then added my sparkly Birthday Chipboard Title underneath.  I like how these are a contrasting font from each other.

In the left corner, I've added my Present Chipboard Embellishment along with some coordinating papers as decoration.  This embellishment is backed by a black and white polka dot paper, and glued to the topper.


To assemble the Present Mini Shaker, I'm using the same black and white polka dot paper as a background, glued to the base piece.  Then, I glue 2 of the outlines to this shape, and fill it with an assortment of colorful confetti.  I also did the bow - this has a yellow pattern paper as a background, and to get the shape right, I trace it first with a pencil then cut it out.  These holes in the bow have black confetti - such fun!


When you have the colors you want inside, take the acrylic piece of the mini shaker and remove the film from both sides.  Then, use a clear glue to adhere it to the top of your shaker.  The final step is to glue on the painted sparkly top border and let dry.

Once your shaker is ready, put your bag topper on your bag first to measure how far down it will go.  Then, glue the shaker on to the bag before you open it.  Don't glue it too far down, or the bag won't open well for you.


And now we have a personalized gift bag ready for gift giving!  The color possibilities are endless - and this would also work for holidays too.  How will you decorate your gift bag?

I hope you give this project a try!  I've listed some supplies below if you do.  Thanks for joining me today - see you next time!


Additional supplies:  gift bag with handles, card stock, glitter glue, white acrylic paint, glue, confetti and assorted papers for letters and shapes




Crafty Hoop Card

Hi crafty friends! Let's make a cute and colorful card fit for your favorite crafter.


You will need:

  • Embroidery Hoop Embellishments
  • Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Ink
  • 4 1/4in x 5 1/2in piece of solid cardstock
  • 2 1/8in x 5 1/2in piece of patterned cardstock
  • Die cuts or stickers
  • Glue and Foam Adhesive
  • Acetate/Clear Plastic
  • Sentiment


First, grab the Embroidery Hoop Embellishments. You will only need one for this card. 


Heat emboss your embroidery hoop. I used yellow for the body of the hoop and gold at the top to highlight the metal pieces of an embroidery hoop. If you do not want to heat emboss, you can simply paint the hoop or use a medium like Nuvo drops.



Adhere your acetate to the back and remove the excess from around the embroidery hoop.


Layer your die cuts/stickers along the bottom left of the hoop. Be strategic to cover any imperfections in your embossing powder application. Add foam tape when layering pieces to create dimension.

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Now, let's work on the card front. Adhere the patterned cardstock strip to one side of solid cardstock. You should create a split card front. If you would like to take things a step further, consider stitching around the panel as I did. However, this is optional.

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Align your hoop in the center of your panel and adhere it down. Finally, adhere this completed panel to the card base and there you have a completed card. 


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you choose to recreate this card, please be sure to share it in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me! 


Happy Crafting,


Just A Note

Hello Friends,

It's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little shaker card that I created using the 

Mini Shaker Envelope from Clear Scraps.




This is a 5" X 7" card so I began with paper cut to 7" X 10" and scored in the center.
A panel (shown here in Navy Blue) was cut 4.75 X 6.75, embossed with music notes and added to the front of the card.
I began by cutting off the top portion of the envelope to make it appear open.
All pieces were painted.

The acrylic piece was cut to match.

The music note paper was cut to match the size of the envelope with the flap open.

The painted pieces were stacked and sequins were added.


After peeling the protective covering from the acrylic on both sides it was glued in place on top of the sequins.  The final painted piece was placed on top.

This card was finished off by adding some die cut words and some small flowers

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired,



Wander Butterfly Tag

Hi crafty friends! Today I am sharing a layered tag.


The tag is from the Chipboard Tag Album and the butterfly is from the Fancy Butterflies Set.

The tag is covered in fabric washi. I wanted to accentuate the orange and pink hues in the background, so I chose to use those on the butterfly embellishment. I initially heat embossed the butterfly using a beige powder to serve as a base. I then used saltwater taffy embossing glaze along the upper portion of the butterfly and met that with a deeper pink embossing powder to create a gradient. 


With that complete,  I began layering. I used a mix of die cuts, crochet trim, and flowers to provide dimension. I them used thread, art stones and sequins to further embellish and add texture. 

To finish this off, I added a sentiment and splattered white ink. I also added heat to the acetate leaves to create more movement throughout the project.



I hope you enjoyed this project! 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,