Maple Leaf Shaker Card


Hello hello hello crafty friends... Autumn will officially be here on September 22nd in the US. But the feeling of getting into a new season is bringing a feeling for a new hope, a change. When the leaves start to change colors is one of the signs that the new season is here. Today, on my card, I am featuring the Mini Shaker Maple Leaf and 6" Leaves Stencil, that they are just perfect for this season!


I started with getting the top and bottom leaf ready to be painted. I used 3 shades of gold acrylic paints to create an ombre gold color look on the maple leaf.


I painted the each leaf piece with the small flat brush. I set them aside to dry and then I added another layer of the paints. I did it 2 times.

While the paint drying on the side, I worked on the card background.


I used a 5" x 6.5" ivory card (it is 1" bigger than A2 size card). I added the 6" Leaves stencil on top of the card, secure it with low tack tape (washi tape will work well, too), and then I added the Oxide Distress inks (Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, and Walnut Stain) on the card with small round blending brush.

After blending the ink colors on the card, I added the burlap paper on top of it with TapeRunner adhesive.


The paint was dried well. I started to put each layer of the shaker chipboard together with 3-in-1 Beacon adhesive. I sprinkled a decent amount of sequin mix in the middle of the shaker. Then, I removed the clear plastic from the acetate (remember to remove both sides! I almost made a mistake!!!). I added the acetate on top of the chipboard with the same adhesive and then I added the top piece of the maple leave. It is done.

I leave it as it is, no sentiment so I can send it out for any occasions in this Autumn season. I hope this project gives you an idea to create with Clear Scraps

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have a wonderful day!

Mini Shaker Vintage Truck Gift Bag by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing one of the new mini shakers.   With 14 new shakers in the store, I chose to use the Mini Shaker Vintage Truck  for today's project.


The  Mini Shaker Vintage Truck comes with 4 chipboard pieces  plus one acrylic piece.   


I painted the die cut pieces with red paint then poured Gold Glamour Pigment on the top panel to give it a little shimmer.


The base truck was painted with gold paint, then I  also poured Gold Glamour Pigment on the base panel to give it a little shimmer.


Gluing 2 of the die cut trucks to the base, I stamped a phrase inside.


Placing mini beads in the cavity, I then glued the acrylic panel (remember to remove the film on both sides of the panel) and the last die cut truck in place.  I placed a heavy book on top and let it sit overnight before continuing with my project.


Using travel papers, I decorated the front of a gift bag.  Then I placed the truck slightly off center.


How fun this would be to give to someone who is heading off on a journey whether that be to college or even a scheduled trip.  Fill it with some of the recipient's favorite goodies -  some candy, some cookies, a notebook and even a pen to document the journey.
Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Prima Paint and beads; Stamperia Glamour Pigment; 7Gypsies pattern paper; Tim Holtz Stamp; Imagine Crafts Ink


Fall Tag with Chipboard Oak Trees

Hola! Tami here with you today.

The calendar may say it's September, but here in San Antonio the thermometer is still inching upwards of 100 degrees EVERY day! I could use some soft fall breezes right now.

So if fall won't come to me outside, I decided to bring a little bit of it inside. Clear Scraps has many Chipboard Embellishments and the Oak Trees is a beautiful one...

I thought they would be even more stunning decked out in the wonderful colors of Autumn.

Here is the tag I made using the Oak Trees Chipboard Embellishment...

To make the tag, I first spritzed the tag with a sky blue towards the top and brown and rust towards the bottom.

I also cut some hills from chipboard and spritzed them as well using copper and brown...


Next I colored the leafy portions of the trees with pearlized inks; I did one in silver and one in gold...


Then I added areas of different colors of gelatos around the leafy portions of the chipboard pieces...


and then blended the colors slightly...


the branches and trunk were colored in with pencils...


the sentiment was stamped at the right of the front hill in black ink...


then the elements were assembled on the tag using foam tape to add dimension to the top hill and left tree...


to finish the tag, I tied some raffia in a bow at the top and embellished it with leaves

I made by inking cardstock with several colors of pearlized ink, then stamping the leaf pattern over it...


I hope this project has inspired you to get to creating some Fall projects of your own!

Please check back tomorrow for another great project from the Design Team!


Clear Scraps: Oak Trees Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Clearsnap: Smooch Accent Ink: Gold Lame, Silver Fox, Pumpkin, Sundance, Copper and Luscious Lime, Smooch Spritz: Spun Sugar, Log Cabin, Sea Kiss, Copper and Gingersnap and Wicked Black Dye Ink, The Stamps of Life: Leaves4Fall, Faber-Castell: Gelatos: Red, Orange, Yellow, Mustard, Olive, Brown and Silver, PrismaColor: Brown Pencils and Raffia

Tools: Clearsnap: Color Catcher and Color Blender, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, Foam Tape, Scissors, Blending Sponges

Shabby Chic Birdcage Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Hope you all are staying safe and healthy! I'm glad to be back on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a album project to share! I just adore this birdcage acrylic album from Clear Scraps! You can find it here Birdcage album

I also uses one of these chipboard Dragonfly pieces to decorate my album Chipboard Shape


I chose some new papers and diecuts from Stamperia "Hortensia" collection to decorate my album. 

First off you'll  want to peel off the protective sheet from each piece of your album. Then I took some white acrylic paint and painted the surface of birdcage album pieces. You don't need a heavy coat of paint since you will covering up most of the surface. Let dry throughly before continuing to the next step.


Next up I took a piece of matching rice paper, and tore random strips and used my sponge and Decoupage glue and adhered the rice paper to the front part of my album piece. Let dry.


For the back side, I traced one of the papers from the paper pad and glued it to the back of the first album piece. I fuzzy cut one of the clock pieces from my paper, inked the edges and added some pop dots to the back, and adhered on the top. Then took a matching chipboard diecut and glued on top of the matching image. 


I repeated these steps and traced all my papers for each of the remaining pages. Then glued them down onto the acrylic pages. 

I took the  Clear Scraps  Dragonfly chipboard piece, added some glue all around the surface. Then sprinkled black glitter on the body. And purple for the wings. Shake off any excess glitter. Set aside to dry. I love the variety of  ways you decorate these chipboard piecesfrom Clear Scraps. Paint, glitter, or ink and emboss them. They are so sturdy and fun to use!


Now comes the fun part of decorating your album pages. For the next page I fuzzy cut out one of the frames, inked the edges and added some pop dots. Then glued a sentiment diecut and butterflies. Scattered a few gems around my page. 


For my next page I cut out another journal card and glued to the middle of the page. Added a 3D butterfly and cut out another sentiment and glued at the bottom. I added a chipboard bird and a few Dazzle stickers!


My next page I used a diecut frame from Anna Griffin. Inked the edges and used pop dots to adhere to my page. I fuzzy cut out some flowers and sentiment. I used pop dots to adhere to the bottom of my frame.


For my remaining pages, I kept some simple with adding just a diecut sentiment and left plenty of space where you can add a photo.


Now to decorate the cover, I glued my Dragonfly chipboard towards the top of my album. Added some Prima flowers to the bottom left hand corner and tucked in a few roses in between. I fuzzycur the little bird from one of the papers. Inked the edges and used pop dots to adhere to my album. I tied a purple satin bow through all the pages to attach them together. 


I hope you try making your own album for yourself or it would also make the perfect gift!

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog. 

Check out more great products at Clear Scraps

See you soon! Happy Crafting!

Other supplies used: Stamperia "Hortensia" papers and diecuts, Mod Podge, Folk Art acrylic paint, Beacon glue, Stickles glitter- Diamond and Star Dust, sponge brush, Black and Purple glitter

Steampunk Family

Good morning everyone this is Dora, hope you are doing well, and having a crafty wonderful day!! This project I am sharing today is very special. I lost my brother to heart failure on Dec. 31st, 2019. Since then I have been memory keeping and trying to make sure I never forget him. So, on my younger brothers birthday, I create this as a present for him to always have something with him. I am using the Family Desktop Frame and the  Bubble Stencil .

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The first thing I always do is prepare the wood with Gesso. Here I have used black Gesso for all the pieces. 


The next step is to add some texture with a stencil. I chose the Bubble stencil and some texture paste. Then using some copper and silver leafing finish, I paint the word "Family" on the front and back.


Using Mica Powders I create a grungy colored background on both the front and the back.


Next I arranged all the pieces in the position I wanted them and adhered them to the frame. My brother and his wings were last to place on, I did this with Foam Tape so that he stuck out of the frame!


Then I laid all the pieces out and splattered them with his favorite colors. Orange, Green, and White. Taking the two bottom pieces I place them onto the bottom, adhering them with a strong glue. Let dry over night to ensure it is secure.


The final step was to add a card on the back - From me to my younger brother for his birthday! 


Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! I just love all their pieces, because they fit so well with the mixed media I love doing! I hope you enjoyed learning another way to use the family frame. I just love stepping out of the box and making things unique. Thank you for reading and hope you have a lovely day!! 

Other Materials Used: Glue, Inks, Watercolor, Paper Embellishments, Printable Digitals, Die Cuts, and Project Life Card.

Geckos, Geckos Everywhere!

Hello, Kelly here and I made a few cards with the geckos chipboard today, they are fun! Check out the Clear Scraps blog for more ideas. 

Supplies used - 

Printed card stock
Spray inks 
Acrylic paint
Gold gesso
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These cards were quick and easy! To start with, I painted these geckos with gesso then distress paints and splattered then with gold gesso. They remind me of the little salamanders we get in Michigan, they are generally blue or black with gold-colored spots.

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I used some pre-printed cards, then gold embossing powder for the sentiment, Dream Big Dreams, then glued the geckos in place! I have some cool cards for every day to send out to friends! 
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Quick idea - if you have lots of extra cards, start a FB group and send lots of mail, who doesn't love getting mail especially handmade cards.
You can find more Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by going HERE! Have a great day! 

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic LO -- Find Your Direction

Hi all!  It's Laura here with you today!  I hope you've been enjoying all of the

amazing inspiration here on the blog!  Clear Scraps has so many unique products

that you can have a lot of fun playing with.  One of my faves is their 12x12 Acrylic

Sheets.  I've got a scrapbook page for you today created on one of these!

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What makes these acrylic sheets one of my favorite ways to scrap?  You can use a

lot of fun mediums on them.  Sure you can use them on paper too, but sometimes

when you do mixed media products on regular cardstock, you can get warping

and wrinkling.  That NEVER happens on an acrylic sheet!  It's a perfect canvas

for texture paste, alcohol inks, paints, you can even stamp on them with a

StazOn ink!  In this LO, I used texture paste and the 4x6 Brick Wall background

stencil that's available from Clear Scraps. 

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I just randomly laid the stencil on the page and spread the paste through

the stencil with a pallet knife.  I left it dry really well over night just to be

sure.  If you use other mediums (like inks) drying is pretty quick, but

these are fun if you want to try something new.  Just a little patience

required!  So the next day, I went over the stencils "bricks" with some

distress inks to add depth and interest.  Soft blue and gray are the

colors I used to mimic the water background.  You could easily do

any color, like a red and brown to match an old building, or anything

that would match a picture you have.  The bricks reminded me of the

old lighthouses we have seen at the beach, so I also added the Clear Scraps

Lighthouse Chipboard Embellishment

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It's just painted with gray, white and black acrylic paint, then

brushed with a little ink around the edges, then glued to the LO.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you will give the

12x12 Acrylic Sheets and some of the fun Clear Scraps stencils a try!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 4x6 Brick Wall stencil,

Lighthouse Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Paper House Seas the Day Paper,  Paper House beach

sticker pack, enamel dots, acrylic paint (gray, black, white),

distress ink (black soot, weathered wood, pumice stone),

Vicki Boutin Molding Paste.


Fall Leaf Shaker Napkin Ring


Tami here with an idea for using the new Maple Leaf Mini Shaker...

The design is so pretty, I wanted to embellish it with the fall colors that come to mind when you see this leaf.

I thought using alcohol inks on the acrylic piece would create the look I wanted.

And I decided it would be perfect to use to embellish a napkin ring.

Here's how it turned out...


And here's how I did it...

I painted the top piece gold and the base white.

You need a light, bright color on the base to make the alcohol inks on the acrylic piece really pop.



I used several colors of alcohol inks in autumn colors to ink the acrylic piece.

Scatter several dots of each color on the felt applicator, then dab the applicator on the acrylic.



Before assembling the shaker, I filled it with sequins.

038A piece cut from a cardboard tube was covered with printed paper and adhered to the back of the leaf to form the ring.


The napkin ring sits perfectly on the plate and would look nice of your fall or thanksgiving table.

You could also add a tag to the side with each guests name to use as a place setting. 



Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Maple Leaf and Summer Sequins

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Iridescent Gold and Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Ranger: Alcohol Inks: Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper, Ginger and Terra Cotta and Felt Applicator, Bo Bunny: Printed Paper and Paper Towel Roll

Tools: Trimmer and Scissors

Christmas Snow Globe By Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today creating an early Christmas card.  It's never too early to start creating your Christmas cards and the Snow Globe chipboard embellishment is perfect for Christmas cards.


I began by coloring the snow globe with gold ink then embossing it with clear embossing powder.  After heat setting, the snow globe had a really nice shine.   Christmas Greetings was die cut from Rinea Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and added to the snow globe.  To finish, I added Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper behind the snow globe.   


I added additional color and dimension by die cutting some additional leaves from Rinea Emerald/Gold Foiled Paper and adhering them on the silver layer.  Liquid Pearls were then used to create the berries as well as the dots on Christmas Greetings.


A 4 layer card was created from pattern paper and cardstock.  The top panel was wrapped with a glittery ribbon before it was added to the card.


Finally, I applied foam adhesives to the snow globe to provide some additional dimension before placing it on the card.


What do you think?  Are you ready to start creating your Christmas cards yet?


Thanks for stopping.


Other Supplies: Rinea Foiled Papers; Ranger Liquid Pearls; Imagine Ink and Embossing Powder

Fun with Mini Shaker Shapes

Hello, Kelly on the blog today with some really cute shakers I made for my new niece! Check out more items on the Clear Scraps Blog!


Supplies used - 

Mini Shaker Onesie

Mini Shaker Crown

Mini Shaker Bunny

Lovely Sequins

Acrylic paint

Gold embossing powder


Here are some process pictures-

Using clips to hold my shaker together for drying time! 


A bit about the process, the front piece was embossed on the crown with gold embossing powder, and the bunny was embossed with first raspberry then gold embossing powder. I thought that it was too much on the bunny so I painted over it with some light pink acrylic paint and wiped it back. I then drilled holes in the tops of each shaker and added a wire hanger with matching beads. The onesie was painted with pink paint. 

These are so fun, I have lots of ideas for them! You can see all the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers by going HERE! Have a great day! 


Sew Artful

Hello and good morning to all you crafty souls!! This is Dora, hope you are doing well, and staying safe out there!! Today I want to share something I made featuring the Blank Wood Cards found HERE! , Dress Form Chipboard Embellishment Shapes found HERE! , and the Chipboard circles/rings found HERE! Since this is a process that takes a little longer to do, I decided to make a video tutorial, that you can follow along with easier. 

Here is the full photo of the finished piece.

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Just click play below and enjoy the process!! 

As you seen in the video, it is all about placement, and how you see something come together. For me, I enjoy building up and layering items together, to create a story! 

Here are a couple photos of the finished piece so that you can see the details up close. Happy creating and Blessings!

Don't forget to check out ClearScraps HERE! and all the What's New HERE! 

Materials Used : Chipboard Dress Forms, Blank Wood Cards (2), and the Chipboard Circle/Rings

Other Materials Used : Black Gesso, Cracked Stencil, Mica Powders, Matte Gel Medium, Various Embellishments - flowers, leaves, tape measures, tags, paper, and pearls - Foam Tape, Lace, String, Buttons, and a Small Glass Bottle.


Pumpkin Mini Shaker Halloween Decor


Tami here today with a project featuring one of the new mini shakers to show you. Have you seen them? Clear Scraps has added over a dozen new Mini Shaker designs. 

This project features the new Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker...

It's perfect for your fall or Halloween projects, and it's NOT too early to start thinking about fall... it will be here SOON!

I had a few Large Chipboard Banner Shapes left from another project, so I decided to use one as the base of this project. I also added a Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment to it...


Printed paper was adhered to the banner piece to form the background. The Circle Dots chipboard piece was painted gold and adhered towards the top of the base. The Mini Pumpkin Shaker was covered with printed paper. Once the shaker had been assembled and filled with sequins and stickers added inside and out, it was adhered to the banner as well.

Googly eyes were added to the dots on the chipboard embellishment and a sticker added near the pumpkin finished off this decor piece.

You can display this project on an easel or add a hole at the top and hang it on the wall.

This project could also be adapted to be a fall project instead of a Halloween project just by changing up the printed papers and stickers used - and leave off the googly eyes! 

Please visit us again, the other designers will be bringing you more awesome projects using the new Mini Shakers as well as other Clear Scraps products.


Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin, Fall Sequins, Large Chipboard Banner Set and Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Reminisce: Printed Papers and Stickers, The Crafter's Workshop: Kale Smoothie, Spun Sugar and Iridescent Gold Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Googley Eyes

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors and File

Candy Corn Shaker by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here creating with one of the new Clear Scraps shakers.  There are 14 new shakers available and each one is as cute as can be!


Consisting of  4 die cut chipboard pieces and 1 acrylic piece, the candy corn shaker is fun to create.
Just remember to remove the plastic coating from both sides of the acrylic piece before assembling.


I painted each piece with white paint.  Now we all know that candy corn consists of 3 colors, so I painted the base piece with white, yellow and orange so each cavity is a different color.


I adhered the bottom 3 chipboard pieces together and put it aside to dry. 
Next, I adhered the acrylic panel to the top piece and placed it aside to dry.
Once dry, I placed clear mini beads in each cavity and then glued the top pieces in place to complete the candy corn.


Isn't that fun?  It looks like real candy corn doesn't it?

To hang it on the fridge, just glue a magnet on the back.

Or you can use it to decorate a card or gift bag for Halloween and give to someone special.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:  Plaid Paint; Prima micro beads

At The Beach

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog today using Clear Scraps awesome pieces to create this At The Beach sign. Wish I was at the beach! You can see lots of cool projects on the Clear Scraps blog

Supplies used - 

Crackle glaze medium
StazOn ink
Acrylic paint
Gold embossing powder
Clear embossing powder
Blue Dew Drops
To start this piece, I gessoed all pieces with white gesso to cover the wood. Then, using the darker blue acrylic paint, paint the entire front of the Clear Scraps wood rectangle, let dry naturally, then brush on the crackle medium and let dry several hours.  
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After the crackle medium has dried, use the lighter blue and only brushing paint on in one direction, cover with paint, the more paint you use the bigger the cracks. Using the Stazon Ink, stamp over the dry paint with a bubble stamp.
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First, I painted the seahorse in yellow, then used gold embossing powder over the body of the seahorse masking off the fins and tail along the edges of the body, adding clear embossing powder and some mini-micro beads along the tail area. I wanted the fins to be crusty so as I was melting the clear embossing powder, I sprinkled on the microbeads. 
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I let the seahorse cool and then started working on the letters. I used some striped pattern paper, a large letter die set and some kids sticky back foam and die cut the letters out then glued the paper over the foam. I then stuck the letters to the sign. 
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Here is a close up of the embedded microbeads in the clear embossing powder on the fins of the seahorse. 
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Here is the finished sign! 

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Thanks for stopping by! 

Stenciled Forest Scene Greeting Card

I love playing with Stencils!   And I love playing with inks!  This card allowed my to play with both! Clear Scraps has some amazing stencils and I decided to combine a few to create this beautiful card! 

This Card features

other supplies
Watercolor paper, distress inks, greeting sentiment, embossing inks and powder

Start by securing and inking your Clear Scraps 4x6 Sunrise Stencil with distress inks onto watercolor paper.  Be sure to leave room at the bottom for your trees.

Begin inking Clear Scraps 5 x 9 Mountain Scene Layering Stencil.  I used 3 differnt green inks and moved my stencil along the bottom of card, filling in any gaps with ink.

You can see how I moved the stencil, and even a few gaps left behind. 

 Here I moved the stencil to "cover" those gaps with more trees.

Continue moving your stencil to cover the bottom of card.

Here is a close up of the stenciled piece.

Stamp sentiment at top of card, then mat on card stock and add to card base.


 Coat chipboard with Embossing ink.

 Cover with Embossing powder and heat emboss.

 Just look at that shine!

 Add embossed butterfly to card to finish!   I hope you are inspired to stenciling on your cards!.