Summer Fun Memory-Dex Cards

Take me out to the ballgame, it's Summertime!  Hi everyone, and happy fun-in-the-sun season!  It's Maureen and I'm with you today for a creative and simple project, creating Summer themed Memory-Dex cards.  I really love this time of brings such joy to be out enjoying the pool, ballgames and family BBQs.  This project will help you commemorate all those moments!


I am choosing to work with the Tabbed Memory-Dex Dividers and the Hearts Memory-Dex Chipboard Dividers. These are great all-around shapes to create with.  My theme has to do with the popular themes of Summer:  Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet.  I love the items you could put in a box with these themes, celebrating the events of the season.


I've combined an assortment of die cuts and papers for this project.  In fact, this was a great way to clean out some scrap paper!  I just couldn't part with some of the cute patterns so it was the perfect project.


First up, the tabbed dividers.  I wanted these to look like a picnic table since both were a food theme.  I used a gingham die cut in red for the backdrop, and the dividers I traced on some white paper.  These were glued together.


Then, for the pie, I used a die cut from my stash, but used the same die cut to make the buns for the hot dog!  I also had fun using a stitched border die for the mustard.


Next came the heart dividers.  The baseball card is covered in a white card stock, then dusted down the middle for a weathered look.  I then took another border die and made some red zigzags to apply down each side, trimming off the ends.  A final blue heart completes the design where the heart would be on the chipboard.


The other heart is covered with a fun blue plaid, and dusted with ink on the edges.  I had a truck die set in my stash, so I added this to a white heart backdrop, but it is sponged with a brick background in gray.  For this, I'm using the Clear Scraps 4x6 Brick Wall stencil.


All of the cards have titles that I printed on a printer and trimmed to fit.  What an easy afternoon of using up leftover items!

I hope this inspires your Summer crafting this month.  Thanks for joining me, and I'll see you next time!


Keep Growing Mixed Up Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here!  I'm back to share my first project for the month of June! You probably know how much I love creating mini albums and tags. So today's project features Clear Scraps Mixed Up Album Click here  which combines both chipboard and mini tag together! The papers I chose to decorate my album are from Crate Paper new Gingham Garden collection! 


To begin I took some Folkart Vintage White acrylic paint and painted all around the edges and along the sides of my album pages, both front and back. Let dry. Here's a photo of some of my painted album pages. There are 6 pages total. 


I will be inking all my papers using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I rounded the corners of my papers using my rounded corner punch before gluing onto my page. I recommend using Beacon glue to adhere your papers to your chipboard pages. 

Tag 1, front cover: I diecut a patterned leaves paper using a scalloped die in my stash. I adhered to my page using foam dots. I fussycut out one of the floral images with leaves,  applied a floral sticker over top and adhered to the center using foam dots. This adds dimension. I glued a sentiment at the top and a few sequins! Here's a closeup look!


Tag 1 back of front cover: I diecut an Oval shape using another die and applied to my page using foam dots. I adhered "Our Happy Life" foam sticker over top and a few star stickers. Here's a photo!


Tag 2 backside: I glued a Journaling card to the page, added a photo and a few enamel heart stickers. Here's a closeup photo!


Tag 3: I cut out a pink Journaling card and rounded the top corners before adhering on my page. I cut out a small wood tag "Count My Blessings" and applied using foam dots. Then added a brad onto the top hole on my tag!  Here's a photo!


Tag 3 : I cut out a wood/white floral paper to measure 3 &1/8 inches x 4 7/8 and rounded all corners and glued to my page. Using foam dots, I added sentiment (I cut the one end as a pendant flag) then applied a butterfly sticker and a few enamel dots! Here's a closeup look!


Tag 3 backside: I cut a butterfly paper to measure 3 & 1/8 x 4 & 7/8 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the left side to make a flip page. Underneath I glued a pink polka dot paper (same size) chose a "Butterfly Land" piece from the stationery pack and scored 1/4 inch at the top. Then glued towards the top to create a mini flip page. Underneath you could add a photo if you desire. I added a butterfly sticker on the bottom right corner. Here's a photo!


Tag 4: I cut a blue floral paper to measure 3 & 1/8 x 6 inches, and glued to my page. I applied some butterfly washi tape along the bottom edge. Using foam dots, I adhered a floral pocket. Inside my pocket, I trimmed down a pink Journaling card, applied a floral sticker and Tim Holtz paper doll with foam dots! Heres a closeup!


Tag 4 Backside: I glued a green gingham paper keeping the border strip in place at the top edge. I applied some washi tape floral stickers along the  bottom and washi tape sentiments at the top! Then added a photo in the center at a slight angle and a few enamel hearts! Here's a photo!


Tag 5: I adhered a floral paper with the border strip in tact. I adhered a match book ephemera piece in the center, added a tiny photo inside. On the bbottomof my mstch book I applied acouple enamel hearts on each side of the sentiment. I glued a chipboard sentiment along the bottom edge to finish! Here's acouple closeup photos!



Tag 5 Backside: I applied a floral paper with the border strip in place. Taking one of the Journaling cards, I made a pocket, added a border punch along the top edge of my pocket, using some orange cardstock, from my stash. I tucked a few ephemera pieces, and a tiny tag inside my pocket! Here's a closeup look!


Tag 6: I adhered another patterned paper to my page, with the border strip intact at the top. I added a ephemera note piece to my page using foam dots. I added a photo and butterfly brad over the top hole. Then applied a butterfly sticker on the upper right corner! Here's a photo!


To finish my album, I took some pink ribbon and Thread it through both holes, then tied into a bow!

Here's a look at my finished album project!


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your crafty makes with us on our Clear Scraps Creative page! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here to check out all the newest products available for purchase! 

Until next time we meet, Happy Scrapbooking! Hope you have a great week! Don't forget to check back often to see what all our other Design Team members have created to inspire you!


Other Supplies Used: Crate Paper Gingham Garden collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs,  Tim Holtz idea-ology tint paper dolls, corner rounder punch, Martha Stewart border punch, paper trimmer, scoring board, Beacon glue, foam dots, ribbon.

Guest Designer Juli Ondrush-Envelope Mixables Album

Happy summer everyone! Are you ready? Nature is calling and I must go!! That’s why I grabbed the Mixables Mixed Envelope Album! It’s like I was thinking to send letters from camp! 

I turned it into this neat vintage looking Summer Camping Journal! I think it turned out great! 
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I love the Mixables Albums because they have different surfaces to work with! I thought the nature theme was perfect for stamping on the acrylic, like peering thru the trees! Let me show you how I did it! 
First, it’s important to remove the plastic film on the acrylic piece.  Both sides have it. It comes that way to protect it until your ready to work with it.
Then gather all the things! You have to use a permanent ink such as Staz-On or Archival ink, or else it will wipe right off. Gather all your nature stamps, and then get to stamping!! I love to layer them!  Make sure it dries before you close it. 
Isn’t it so fun!? If you make a mistake, no worries-it wipes off with a paper towel and rubbing alcohol.  Definitely give this a try!! 
I hope your summer is amazing! Grab all those memories while you can-
Other supplies used-kb and friends digitals; cardstock by Echo Park; coordinations cardstock; Staz-on ink; distress ink, distress stain, archival ink by Ranger; stickers, Washi, diecuts by Simple Stories; various trims, fabrics and stamps 

Home Grown Mini album

Hi Craft Friends!

Dana here. I've got a mini album project idea to share. I hope you find it helpful and you'll try making one for yourself. I'm using Clear Scraps Chipboard Baking Album Click here Isn’t this album cute? I love the rolling pin! You can use this album horizontally or vertically, whichever way you prefer.  


To start, we'll be decorating the chipboard rolling pin first. The papers I'm using are from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Berry Fields collection. 

I chose a wood grain paper to use on my rolling pin handles. I recommend using Beacon glue when working with chipboard. It has a strong bond and won't curl up. I traced around both handles and cut out both pieces. Then glued both pieces onto the handles. Taking my x-acto knife, I trimmed away any excess paper. Then using my Distress tool I smoothed any rough edges. Then I inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I took another coordinating paper and repeated the same steps as we did with our rolling pin handles, however make sure you mark and punch out your 3 holes on your rolling pin before gluing down.  Here how it should look:


Set your rolling pin aside for now, and chose some more coordinating papers to use to cover all your album pages, including the front and back covers. I left my tabs bare but you could cover with paper if you chose to. Be sure to punch your holes on the sides and ink your papers before gluing down. Here's a photo:


For the tabs, I cut some of the matching rub-ons from this paper collection, cut out and adhered onto the tab areas. On acouple tabs, I adhered some scrap papers instead of rub-ons. Here's a photo using the rub-ons. 



Now we can start decorating our front cover. I fussy cut out this cute mason jar, inked along the edges and added some foam tape to the backside and then adhered onto the front cover. I added a chipboard sticker Sweet along the top, acouple heart stickers in scattered areas at the top. Here's a closeup look:


Page 1: I cut a floral paper measuring 5 x 3 &1/4 inches to use as a pocket. Using a border punch and some white cardstock, I punched this border and adhered along the top edge of my pocket,  before gluing it to my page. I cut acouple Journaling cards and 1 tag from the tag sheet. I threaded some yellow jute cord through the hole on my tag. For my Bee card, I glued a Bee ephemera piece at the top along with the Bee-U-tiful sentiment! For the mason jar Journaling card I stamped a sentiment onto the front. Then tucked all 3 pieces into my pocket. Here's a photo of my cards:


I added a few enamel dots onto the right side of my pocket and added a sticker sentiment "Grow" on the left side. 

Page 2: I took a few strands of light green jute cord and glued along the top of my mason jar. Then added a flower brad on top! You could add a photo or recipe card on the center of your mason jar if you like. I added a sticker sentiment to my tab area. Here's a closeup photo!


Page 3: I created a waterfall with 3 small Journaling cards, scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered on my page. 

Page 4: I cut a photo mat from white cardstock measuring 4x4 inches. I cut a portion from my rub-ons sheet and adhered on the right side of my photo mat before adhering onto my page at an angle. I added a strawberry chipboard sticker at the top. I took one of the ephemera cards and stapled it at the top before adhering on my page! Here's a closeup!


Page 5: I trimmed down a larger Journaling card and scored a 1/2 inch on the left side before adhering in the center of my page. I applied some of the matching washi tape at the top and bottom edges. Then added a heart brad at the top left corner.

Page 6: I left bare because I just love the image on this paper so I didn't to cover it up! But you certainly could add a photo here. Here's a photo!


On the back cover, I just adhered the same red striped paper. I also cut out the letters" Fresh" and adhered onto the front of my rolling pin. To finish my album, I took some red, light green and yellow ribbons and threaded through all 3 of my holes on my album, then tied each ribbon into a bow! Here a photo of my finished album!


I hope you enjoyed my album project and will grab your crafty supplies and start making one album for yourself. These make great gifts!

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and see all the newest products and chipboard albums to chose from. Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We love to see your crafty creations! So please share on our Facebook Creative page!

Until next month, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Berry Fields collection including rub-ons, Brads, enamel dots, 12x12 and 6x8 paper pads, score board, paper trimmer, Beacon glue, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Distress tool, x-acto knife, Ribbons, jute cord, 


Graduation Printer Tray Frame

Hello crafty friends! Its Jennifer here on the blog to share a fun and easy project with you! It is graduation season and the Printer Tray Frames are a wonderful way to showcase your favorite graduate's photos!   Using the Square Printer Tray Frame, I used pictures from my own daughter's high school graduation two years ago. These also make for great gifts!  


Using the Graduation Hat Mini Shaker Shape as the main accent of my Printer Tray Frame, I included my daughter's school colors in the sequins. I then affixed my Shaker using pop dots after assembling.  

I trimmed my photos to 4x4 inches and backed them to one of the two middle chipboard frames of the tray.  I then added coordinating stickers and accents!  


I painted the top chipboard frame with black acrylic paint to match my papers.   I also cut patterned papers to fit a few of the squares without photos and added stickers.  

Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered my pieces together to assemble my tray.  I find this adhesive works best as it dries quickly and won't warp or yellow the acrylic.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all of the Printer Tray Frames by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; paint: DecoArt; enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs

Always & Forever Handmade Card

I don't often get to make wedding cards - as many cards as I create, that one doesn't come up that often.  Hi, I'm Maureen with you today, and I have a fun project just in time for the Summer wedding season.  I've created a wedding card that is sure to stand out to your recipients as a unique creation!


My first step is to take a 5" by 6.5" white card and stencil it using the Clear Scraps Floral 1 Border masking stencil.  With this tool, I am using some Distress inks in various pastels, and shading the leaves and then the flowers across the left edge of the card.  You can add dimension by dusting 2 different shades of an ink on the white space as you go.


Next, I'm tracing the & Chipboard Embellishment in a pretty blue floral paper and cutting it out with a detail scissors.  Before gluing it on the chipboard, I dust the edges with a little black ink, to give it a rustic look.


Then it was time to dig out some assorted die cuts in my stash!  I love sunflowers, so I chose a couple different sizes of die cuts and did coordinating colors in a green polka dot paper, along with yellow card stock.  These are adhered to the front of the card in the corners.  The & embellishment is then glued on over the flowers.


Sentiments came next, and I once again dug through my stash.  I had the "always" and "forever" phrases from a Valentine's set and cut them out in coordinating white and blue card stock.  These were glued together and secured to the front of my card.


My final addition was to add some blue-green twine up in the corner of the card, which I tied in a bow and glued into place. My card is now complete and I really love the look of the Summer floral theme without it being a typical pink or black type of wedding card.


What would you create with the "&" sign?  I think sayings like love and marriage, hugs and kisses or even peace and love would be great ideas for a fun saying.  I hope you enjoyed this quick project today!  Thanks for joining me and see you next time!



This Makes my Heart Happy Tag Card

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana here! Today I'll be creating an easy and cute card idea for you. I'm using Clear Scraps Swirl Butterflies chipboard embellishment Click here and one of the Scallop Chipboard album pieces Click here   to create my card. The papers I'll be using are from Rosie's Studio "One of a Kind" paper collection. I'll be inking my papers and embellishments using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

To begin our project,  I took a 6x6 inch case base. I cut and covered the front of my card, with a striped patterned paper. Then I cut apart one of the Swirls Butterflies chipboard pieces from the frame. I also chose one of the chipboard scalloped tags to use. You can save your other chipboard butterfly and Scalloped album pieces for a future project. 

Take your chipboard butterfly embellishment and trace onto a coordinating paper. Then cut out and glue onto your chipboard butterfly piece. I painted the antennas on my butterfly using acrylic Black paint. Set aside to dry. 


I traced and covered my scalloped album tag piece with another coordinating paper and glue onto the front. I recommend using Beacon glue when working with chipboard. It's creates a strong bbond.i trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife and smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool. 


Next I like to plan out the other embellishments I want to use for decorating the front of my card. I don't glue anything down until I'm happy with their placement. Using foam dots on some of my embellishments, adds dimension. I applied some foam tape to the back of my scalloped tag piece and adhered on the left side of my card. I added a border sticker at the bottom edge. Then trimmed off any excess sticker. I applied acouple enamel dots to my butterfly chipboard piece to resemble eyes. I applied a few enamel dots at on the bottom right corner of my card. Here's a closeup look:


I glued a settlement piece and some puffy heart stickers at the top along with acouple puffy butterfly stickers.  Here's a closeup photo:


The rainbow/sun/cloud ephemera piece I adhered using foam dots. I applied a clear enamel dot over the sun's face to add dimension. Then adhered acouple more enamel dots over the top holes on my tag. Here's a photo:


Here's my finished card:


I hope you are inspired and will grab your craft supplies and start making some Happy Mail cards to send to your friends! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your craft needs. Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! 

Until next month,  Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Trimmer, Beacon glue, xaco knife, Distress tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, foam dots, foam tape, enamel dots, Diamond glue, Clear enamel dot, Rosie's Studio One of a Kind paper collection, ephemera, puffy stickers, black acrylic paint.

Bloom Tag Mixable Album

Hello friends! Its Jennifer here on the blog! Today I'm sharing a spring themed mini album I  created using the Tag Mixable Album! I filled my album with photos of a recent trip to Arizona where my husband and I  did some hiking!  The desert was definitely beginning to bloom and we captured a few pictures!  


There are five cascading pages of alternating acrylic and chipboard with different designs for each.  I left my acrylic bare but you can paint or add alcohol inks to color your pages.  


For my chipboard pages, I used white acrylic paint to cover the bottom third of each page (front and back).   Here, I typed some journaling on a card and added embellishments. 


For my photo size, I used 4x4 - 4x5 inches matted on to white cardstock. 


I covered my pages with patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I trimmed away excess paper with scissors and followed up with an x-acto knife and sanding tool. 



On this page, I used one of the Feathers Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to accent. I first painted my chipboard white.  Once dry, I  blended a blue and yellow Distress Oxide Ink onto the feather. 


Here is a close up of the Feather Chipboard Embellishment on my page; I affixed it using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


Here are some close ups of the rest of my book! 



Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Mixable Albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, brads, enamel dots, die cut shapes, chipboard, foam shapes: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; paint: Deco Art; ink: Tsuneiko; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger;  misc: hole punch, thread, typewriter. 

Clear Scraps--Memory-Dex Family & Friends Address Box

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a fun project using the new Clear Scraps Memory-Dex!

Clear_Scraps_Memory-Dex_Friends & Family Address Memory Dex(1)This is the Regular DIY Wood Box in the 4.75 x 12" size.  It was painted with a soft green paint, and then glued together.  The outside of the box was decorated using some simple patterned paper, stickers, alphas, and enamel dots.  I kept it simple since it's going to be used on a regular basis since it's an address file.

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I did use a bit of foam tape to give this a little dimension, but didn't do too much embellishment.  Just a little touch.   Then it was time to fill up the box!

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Earlier this month, I had shared the "Family, Friends, and Birthdays" cards that I had made to be the main dividers in this Memory-Dex box.  You can find the post about those HERE. Those were created using the Houses Chip Dividers 3pk.  If you'd like to see all the options available for the cards and boxes, they are in the What's New section in the Clear Scraps store right HERE.  To make these alpha dividers in the address box, I used the Regular Tab Chip Dividers 3pk.  These are perfect to be able to thumb through to find address.  It's easy to use scraps of pretty papers and stickers to add a little something to each card. When it's time to fill it up, I'll use simple index cards trimmed down to write the addresses on.

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The birthdays section also uses the tabbed cards, but this time it's the Regular Tab Acrylic Cards.  They are created using alcohol ink, paper and alpha stickers.  Super simple, but it will be so easy to organize addresses and birthdays.  Everything will be right at my fingertips!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Regular DIY Wood Box 4.75 x 12, Houses Chip Dividers 3pk, Regular Tab Chip Dividers 3pk, Regular Tab Acrylic Cards 3pk.

Other:  Green acrylic paint, Simple Stories: The Simple Life papers, stickers, alcohol inks, Bella Blvd alpha, twine, foam tape, glue.

Flea Market DIY Wood Box and Memory-Dex Cards

Hello Everyone!

Dana here! I'm excited to be back on the Clear Scraps blog to share a really fun project I hope you'll like. We'll be creating a DIY  Regular Wood Box Click here  and some fun Memory-Dex Cards to match! There are many different shapes and styles of Memory-Dex cards Click here

For my project today, I'll be using Clear Scraps Memory-Dex cards Rounded Tab Chip Click here Vintage Chip Click here Purses Chip Click here Scallop Chip  Click here and Angle Chip Click here 

The paper collection I chose is from Simple Stories Flea Market collection! I just think this collection is so adorable and the vintage pieces are fantastic!

To begin this project, remove all your wood box pieces and glue all your pieces together including both dowels. I recommend using a strong permanent bond glue such as Beacon glue! Let dry throughly preferably overnight. Here's a photo:


After you box has dried, choose some of the patterned papers to decorate the outside of your box. I chose to add patterned paper inside the bottom of my box. But you could paint your box or leave the wood grain plain. It's all up to you! I decorated the sides and front of my box with some of the ephemera pieces. Here's some photos!



Now we can start decorating our Memory-Dex cards. These are great for adding photos and they go together pretty quickly. I like to use a variety of patterned papers, ephemera, and Brads to decorate my cards. 

I painted the bottom sections of some of my Memory-Dex cards using White, Pink and turquoise acrylic paints. I inked all my papers and ephemera pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. After gluing your paper to your Chipboard card, I trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife and smooth any rough edges away with my Distress tool or sanding tool. 


Scalloped Chip Card 1: I painted the bottom with pink acrylic paint on both sides. Let dry. Next I  traced and cut my paper and glued onto the upper half of my Memory-Dex card. Added a sticker sentiment and brad at the top. On the back, I made a pocket and tucked acouple small journal cards and ticket inside my pocket. 

Purses Chip: I painted the handles with turquoise paint and let dry. I traced and covered my purse shape with floral paper. Then using my hole scallop punch I punched out another piece from my scrap paper, cut in half and glued one on each side of my purse and adhered a brad in the middle. 

Angle Chip: I painted the top and bottom with turquoise paint on both sides. Let dry. Then glued some patterned papers to the base. I adhered some stickers, ephemera with foam dots to add dimension. And a photo!! Here's some closeups!



Card 4: Rounded Tab:  I painted the bottom section using white acrylic paint. Let dry. I covered the base with the typewriter Journaling card and stapled a ticket at the top. The tab I covered with some leftover scrap paper. The backside I covered with paper and glued a small journal card on top. Then added the matching scale chipboard sticker piece on top. Covered the tab with the same scrap paper and glued a ticket at the top.

Card 5: Vintage Chip: painted the bottom section using white acrylic paint. Let dry. I covered the top portion of my Memory-Dex card with a radio journal card and applied acouple pieces of striped washi tape from this collection. I added some enamel dots to resemble radio knows. On the backside I made another pocket card and tucked inside a ticket, LP record and tiny radio Journaling card. Using foam dots I adhered the ephemera sentiment. 

Card 6: Angle Chip: I painted the bottom edge using white acrylic paint. Let dry. I covered the top with paper and added a strip of washi tape at the bottom. I glued the Flea Market sign onto my card, the lamp I adhered on the side using foam dots. I adhered acouple of matching Brads and heart stickers along the top edge. The backside I glued a Happy Days journal card onto the front. Added a few stickers. Here's some photos of my finished cards!



There you have it! Our DIY Wood box and cards are finished. Heres a look at my box:


I hope you'll give it a try and create a wood box and cards of your own. I'll be back next month, to share more Memory-Dex cards for our box. So be sure to check back and follow along with me. Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! I'd love to see how your wood boxes and Memory-Dex cards turn out. So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here to see all the newest products available for purchase!

Until next time,  Have a Crafty week!


Other Supplies Used: Acrylic paint in White, Pink and Turquoise, scoring tool. Trimmer, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Distress tool, Foam dots, Simple Stories Flea Market collection, Beacon glue, enamel dots, washi tape.


Tres Jolie Cross Promo-Flower Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! I  hope you are enjoying our team's inspiration using the Tres Jolie Kit Club's April Kit of the month! We are so excited to be partnering with them this week!  For today's project, I created a layout using their beautiful kit with some Clear Scraps goodies!


I began with a white cardstock background and blended in some pink Distress Oxide Ink for contrast.  Then using my Silhouette, I cut a floral frame  to add in some of the papers from the kit.  Once I was finished, I assembled the Flower Mini Shaker Shape.  I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper and painted the frames with green chalk paint.  I used coordinating sequins to match the papers and flowers from the kit. 


I used the same green chalk paint the color one of the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes and affixed with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  From the kit, I added in floral cluster as well as epoxy shapes for accent. 


For my title, I used white cardstock on my Silhouette and adhered with liquid adhesive. 


Thank you for stopping by!  You can find all of our Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE. Hope you've enjoyed this past week! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned papers, flowers, epoxy circles: Tres Jolie Kit Club; cardstock: American Crafts, Creative Memories; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; cut files: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome: sequins: Crate Paper; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; misc: thread. 

Tres Jolie Cross Promo-Grateful Heart Vintage Floral Mixable Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Hope you are having a crafty month so far. We are doing a Collaboration all this week,  with Clear Scraps and Tres Jolie Kit Club! All the Designers will be sharing their crafty projects each day, so check back often. 

My project for today I'll be creating a Clear Scraps Mixable Lovely Album Click here 

This album features both acrylic and chipboard pages. Don't worry if you never tried using the Clear Scraps acrylic. It's really easy to use and I'll walk you through it. 


The paper collection I chose is 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Tranquility collection! This kit has beautiful floral papers, Laser elements and lots of fussycut images to decorate your album. I'll be inking all my papers, laser cut elements and fussycut images using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

To begin our project, I chose several coordinating papers to cover all my album pages. Punch all holes before gluing them onto your album pages. Remember when using the acrylic pages, you must peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering your paper! I like to peel off one page at a time, so I don't scratch the acrylic. Also I use a clear tape runner or Clear glue when adhering my papers to the acrylic. Make sure you pick papers that match up since the acrylic is Clear and the papers will show on both sides. 

Front cover (acrylic page) I cut my paper to measure 3 & 7/8 x 7 inches.

Chipboard pages measure 4 & 3/4 x 7 inches.

I recommend using Beacon glue on your chipboard pages. This glue has a permanent bond and works well with chipboard. 

Taking my xaco knife, I trimmed away any excess paper from the Deco edge. Then using a sanding tool I smoothed any rough edges, then inked before adhering. 


Now we are ready to start decorate our album pages. 

Front Cover: I fussy cut out acouple Butterflies and punched out a Daisy flower laser element, blue heart. I chose one of the chipboard sentiments and acouple small hearts. I like to play around with my placement before gluing anything down. I added foam dots to the back of my small blue heart and Daisy flower before adhering on my cover. Along the Deco edge,  I applied some Dazzle stickers! Here's a closeup!


Back of front cover (page 1) I created a pocket measuring 3 & 3/8 x 2 &1/4 inches. I added a  punched border piece to the top edge of my pocket before gluing in place. Inside my pocket I tucked in a laser floral piece. Ticket and a tag! At the top of my page I adhered one of the postage stamp washi tape. 

Page 2 I made a flip page measuring 5 x 3 & 1/4 inches, score 1/2 inch on the right side and adhere on the right side of my page. Using foam dots I adhered a fussycut sentiment. On the back of my flip page I applied some of the washi tape postage stamp images. Then I added a photo! Here's some closeups!



Page 3: using one of my leftover scrap papers  I torn the top edge and created a diagonal pocket and glued onto the right side of my page. Then I tucked another fussycut heart, date card and tag inside my pocket! The All my Heart ticket I stapled in the corner and adhered at the top left side of my page.

Page 4: I cut and trimmed a border strip piece and glued at the bottom of my page. With foam dots I adhered some paperdolls. Then glued a chipboard sentiment at the top. I adhered a few Dazzle stickers on the acrylic Deco edge! Here's some photos!


These are the pieces i tucked into my pocket:


Page 5: Love Postage stamp washi tape at the top right corner.  I added a photo, Memories chipboard sentiment on the upper left side, key laser element and fussycut butterfly at the bottom. I like to add alittle Stickles Stardust glitter to my butterfly wings! 

Page 6: I created a flip page measuring 5 x 4 3/4 inches, score 1/2 inch at the top and adhere toward the top of your page. On the front of my flip page I glued a chipboard sentiment at the top and using foam dots I adhered a floral laser element. Underneath my flip page, I added a photo and laser leaves element piece. Here's a photo:


Page 7: I cut another border strip and glued at the top of my page, added a photo and sticker sentiment at the bottom. 

page 8: I glued my other matching border strip piece along the top of my page. Then added a photo and chipboard sentiment piece at the bottom. Here's a closeup photo:


To finish my album, I tied some pink and light blue tulle through the holes and tied them into a bow! Here's how my album looks:


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to visit the Tres Jolie blog Click here  to see all the project ideas to inspire you! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty needs. 

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue, scoring board, Distress tool, foam dots, Pink and light blue tulle, trimmer, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Dazzle stickers, 49 &Market Vintage Artistry Tranquility collection, including Postage Stamps washi tape, tags, chipboard sentiments. Stickles glitter Stardust and Diamond 


Tres Jolie Cross Promo-Floral Scallop Album

April showers do bring May flowers, but here in the Southwest it was the March rains that brought about some beautiful wildflowers this month!  Hello everyone, and welcome to the Clear Scraps blog.  I'm Maureen, and I have a beautiful project idea for you using the Clear Scraps Wide Scallop Album and a gorgeous line of paper products by Tres Jolie.  This color scheme from their papers pays tribute to the gorgeous wildflowers in bloom here where I live!


I'm starting with the scallop album pages, tracing each one on an alternating page of delicate colors and bold florals.  My goal was to keep the viewer guessing as they went through the album, but seeing a sneak peek with each page that peeked out at the end of the album page.  With one of the pages I even played a bit with a fussy cut border edge.


My first page is the cover, and I wanted a 3-D look to this, so I incorporated some fussy cut wreaths from the Tres Jolie collection, along with the Hearts Chipboard Embellishments piece that I've used as a frame.  Before cutting out the flower, I wrapped the heart with some colorful twine, giving the frame element some softness.


In my next couple pages, I wanted to give some space for both photos and journaling.  Here are some ideas for photos and a little bit of writing.


This page highlights some of the Tres Jolie sticker gems and flowers, like these from the 40 and Market pack - it's called Wishing Bubbles and Baubles.


I really love the hand cutting of some of the flowers on this page!  It adds interest to the overall album and highlights the beautiful prints.


This album would be perfect as a gift for Mother's Day!  I can imagine putting photos of kids over the years, or even giving it empty to a new mom, like mine is!  What types of albums would you create for yourself?

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Until next time,


The Fabric of Life Vintage Layout

Hi Craft Friends!!

It's Dana here! I hope you are having a great month so far. I'll be creating a layout project for all you scrapbookers out there. I love anything vintage and the clothing back then was so elegant. Many women did their their own sewing. I have memories of my mother cutting out patterns and using her old Singer Sewing Machine! 

For this layout I'll be using Clear Scraps Dress Form Chipboard Embellishment Click here

The Dress Form Chipboard Embellishment comes with two different dress forms, but I only have one since i used the other one for another project. 


and Mini Shaker Scallop Rectangle Click here 


The papers I chose were in my stash that I purchased years back. But you can use any vintage sewing papers. My papers are from Kaisercraft "Needle and Thread " collection! 

To begin I chose one of the 12x12 patterned papers for the base of my layout. Set it aside for now.

Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Taking the bottom shaker piece, I cut out a Journaling card and adhered to my shaker base using Beacon glue. Trim any excess paper away using an x-acto knife. Smooth any rough edges using your Distress tool. As you can see on my example below, my journal card didn't cover the whole shaker piece. But that's okay, because the top piece will be covering up any exposed Chipboard areas. 


Take your top shaker piece and cover it with another patterned paper. You may also use glitter, ink or paint your top shaker piece if you prefer. I trimmed and distressed any rough edges as we did in the previous step. Then take you two bottom chipboard shaker pieces and adhere both layers onto your bottom shaker piece. I recommend using a strong bonding glue like Beacon glue.  Now fill your shaker with any shaker filler you prefer. I fussycut out some paper button images and added inside my shaker along with Clear Scraps Fall sequins. You can Click here see all the shaker fillers available from Clear Scraps! 


Peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic shaker layer before adhering in place. Add the top piece and then set aside undisturbed. Do not shake until throughly dry! Now you decorate the top of your shaker. I added some buttons and a scissors charm to match the theme of my layout. I tied some jute cord through the hole on my charm.

Here's a closeup look!


Now we can decorate our Dress Form Chipboard Embellishment. I applied some Gold acrylic paint onto the top knob and bottom stand on my dress form piece. I also added some Art Alchemy Impasto paint "Boudoir Pink " to the bottom section on my dress form. Let dry. 


From a scrap paper I cut a small piece and glued onto the top part on my dress foam. Then cut away any excess paper. Distress edges till smooth and added some Distress Ink Rusty Hinge along the edges. I applied some Liquid pearls "Ballerina " to resemble a pearl necklace. Here's a closeup photo!


Now it's time to decorate our layout and arrange our embellishments. I like to use a variety of different embellishments like ephemera, and fussy cut images. I also cut out an old advertisement from a vintage magazine. I don't glue anything down until I'm happy with their placement. You could add a photo or two if you like. I adhered foam dots to the back of my Dress Form before adhering onto my layout. I did the same with the Fabric of Life image and spool of thread. At the top of my layout, I adhered this lace border sticker.


Here's some more closeup photos!




I hope I have inspired you with my project today. Go grab your photos and papers and start scrapbooking! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting needs! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog. We love to see what you're crafting so please share on our Facebook Creative page!

Until next time, Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue, Art Alchemy Impasto paint Boudoir Pink, Gold acrylic paint, xaco knife, Distress tool, sequins, Kaisercraft Needle and Thread paper collection, Foam dots, Jute cord, scissors charm, buttons.

Clear Scraps--Memory-Dex Houses Chip Dividers--

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share one of the new Clear Scraps Memory-Dex Chip Dividers sets!Clear_Scraps_Memory-Dex_Home Sweet Home Address File(1)How cute are these adorable Houses Chip Dividers??!!  These are the beginning of an address book Memory-Dex I'll be sharing with you later so make sure to stop back soon!

As with so many of Clear Scraps products--you can get creative with these blank bases!

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To create this card and the others, I used a combination of papers, stickers.  This is a section divider that will have cards with address of friends.

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I kept the back simple--but rather than just blank--I started by painting with gray acrylic paint....

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then used the Clear Scraps 5"x9" Geo Burst Mixer Stencil.

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The white acrylic paint really pops on the gray background and adds a layer of texture/interest to the blank card.  All of the card backs were stenciled this way.


The next section will be all about those birthdays!  Great to have a place to have them all written down to send all those handmade shaker cards you create, right??!!

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Just love you can make these look so cute with just a few scraps of paper and stickers!  Just trace them out, cut out and glue down, then add the stickers, twine, whatever!

Clear_Scraps_Memory-Dex_Home Sweet Home Address File Birthdays side 2(1)The back of this one is super simple--I let that amazing mosaic tile stencil do the talking!

And last, but not least (of course!) is a Family section!

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The little addition of family quotes makes a perfect way to finish the card off.

Clear_Scraps_Memory-Dex_Home Sweet Home Address File Family side 2(1)And the back is the same--keeping it flat to make it easy to maneuver, but still adding a little touch of stickers and enamel dots.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Make sure to come back soon to see the complete project!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Memory-Dex Houses Chip Dividers, 5"x9" Geo Burst Mixer Stencil.

Other:  Acrylic paint--gray, white, twine, enamel dots, Simple Stories The Simple Life papers and stickers, foam tape, glue.

Spring Embossed Memory-Dex Dividers

Hello crafty friends! Jennifer here on the blog to share some fun, bright spring Memory-Dex Divider Cards with you!  It's finally spring here in Central Illinois and that definitely put me in the mood to do something spring themed. Plus, tomorrow is Easter!  


Using the Angle Chipboard Memory-Dex Dividers, I  painted each of them with white acrylic paint.  And I wanted to do a different technique on each of them using embossing ink + powder!  For Card #1, I  used a floral cluster stamp and embossing ink and stamped directly onto my chipboard. 



Next, I  sprinkled pink glitter embossing powder onto my chipboard and then set with my heat tool.  I love how it turned out!  


I then added patterned paper coordinating stickers, as well as two cute buttons to sit in the middle of my "flowers".  


For Card #2, I left a portion of the chipboard blank since I  knew I  would be covering it later with patterned paper.  Using the same technique, but a larger floral stamp I  repeated my stamping onto the painted portions of the card. 


Taking my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I added a strip of patterned paper to the center of my Memory-Dex Divider. 

I then popped up a die cut sentiment with foam tape and added a sticker as well as a mini wood clothes pin. 



For my last card, Card #3, I  got out my 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil and secured it to the painted portion of my chipboard. Using a dauber, I applied the embossing ink to the card.  I then sprinkled on my embossing powder and set with my heat tool.  


Using the stencil gave me a fun plaid background on the bottom of my Memory-Dex card!  I added patterned paper to the top portion as well as stickers and a sentiment (which I popped up with foam tape). 


Thank you for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Memory-Dex DIY Boxes + Dividers by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; embossing ink, embossing powder: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon,; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; mini wood clothes pins: The Paper Studio; stamps: Stampendous, Hip Hip Hooray