Home Sweet Home Memory-Dex Cards

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I have another project to share today using the new Memory-Dex cards from Clear Scraps! For my project today I chose to use the Clear Scraps House's Chipboard Divider Cards Click here there are so many different styles to chose from, you'll want to collect more than one set and mix and match them to any theme or decor.


There are also different style Wooden Boxes,  Click here you can create and store all your Memory-Dex cards inside. How fun is that!

The papers I chose are from Simple Stories "Hearth and Home" collection. This is a great way to use up all your leftover Scraps!

To begin I painted the tops and bottom edges on both sides using acrylic Black paint. Let dry. 


Next I chose several different papers to decorate the front and back sides of each Memory-Dex card. 



Now the fun part begins! You can chose what embellishments you want to use to decorate each side of your card. I like to use a variety of stickers, Chipboard stickers, ephemera, Brads and enamel dots! 

Front of Card 1: I added some of the Journaling bits and pieces sentiments, mixer sticker I applied foam dots on the back before adhering to my card. I adhered some chipboard sticker spoons and 3 enamel dots on the chimney and Love this sticker on the roof. Here's a closeup!


Back of card 1: I cut out a small sentiment piece, applied foam dots on the back before adhering on the left side. The Let's do Dinner, journal bits and finished with a few puffy sticker floral/vase, and bird. Here's a closeup!


Front of Card 2: I took the bench ephemera piece and adhered with foam dots, and acouple chipboard sticker elements. 


Back of Card 2:

I took 3 of the houses Journaling bits and pieces and adhered to my card using foam dots. A puffy sticker on the chimney and Home chipboard sticker on the roof!


Front of Card 3: I adhered 3 chipboard sentiment phases and chipboard flower to the base. A puffy sticker at the top! 


Back of Card 3: I cut out the laundry sign from a scrap paper. Applied to the card with foam dots. I glued a days of the week journal bits piece on the left side. And a few cchipboardhearts and bird stickers. To finish I added a heart sticker on the roof.


Here's a look at my finished Memory-Dex cards!





I hope you enjoyed my project today! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here to see all the newest Memory-Dex cards and boxes available for purchase!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next month, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: paper trimmer, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, foam dots, Beacon glue, Back acrylic paint, Simple Stories Hearth and Home Collection.


Happy Hearts Valentine DIY Wood Box and Memory-Dex cards

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm really excited about today's project post. It features the new Clear Scraps DIY Wood Boxes and Memory-Dex cards. There are a variety of size boxes you can create, as well as Memory-Dex cards in acrylic or chipboard! You'll want to collect them all!

For today's project, I'll be using Clear Scraps High DIY Wood box Click here  I'll  also be using a variety of different Memory-Dex cards in both acrylic and chipboard. You can mix the cards up anyway you want and according to what style or theme you chose.  Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I chose hearts and all things to do with love! 

Remove all your pieces from your package. Lay them out on your table, in order of assembly. I applied some Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint on my bottom piece. Set aside to dry. You could if you like, skip this step and just cover the bottom of your box, with patterned paper. Its up to you! There's no right or wrong way. Just have fun! Here's a look so far:



The papers I chose to decorate the outside of my box as well as my Memory-Dex cards, is Simple Stories "Happy Hearts" collection.  I traced both sides, back and front pieces onto coordinating patterned papers. I trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife.  I inked all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs before adhering them onto my wood pieces. Here's a photo of one side of my box:


Back photo:


Repeat this process for the other side of your box as well as the front piece. Then glue your box together using a strong and permanent glue like Beacon glue. I held my piece in place a few seconds until the glue holds. Repeat for all pieces, making sure you insert both dowels inside your box before gluing the front and back pieces in place. Here's how it will look once your box is assembled.:


Now the fun begins! It's time to decorate the outside of your box.  When decorating my box, I like to chose a variety of embellishments such as trims, ribbon, stickers, chipboard stickers, and sentiments. This is a great way to use up leftover papers and embellishments you have in your crafty stash! If you're like me, I have too many to count! Lol 

Here's some photos I hope will inspire you!





Memory-Dex Cards: For this project I'll be using Rounded chip Click here Rounded tab Click here

Regular chip Click here  Rounded acrylic Click here Regular tab acrylic Click here

Hearts acrylic: Click here

Next take the cards of your choice (I liked to mix my cards up using both acrylic and chipboard cards) but its all up to your own preference) then using a variety of patterned papers, cover the front and back of each card. For my chipboard cards, I cut to measure 4 x 2 &3/4 inches. For my acrylic they measure 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches. Be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic card before adhering your papers. I recommend removing the protective film from your acrylic card as you go, This prevents you from scratching your acrylic surface on any of your cards. 

I like to add a sentiment, stickers, ephemera to decorate my Memory-Dex cards. Here's some samples of how I decorated my acrylic cards.

Front side:


Back side closeups:




Other acrylic cards:



Chipboard Memory-Dex cards: I painted the bottom edges using acrylic paint Black (2 total) and one using pink acrylic paint. Let dry.


Then repeat steps as before covering the front and backs with papers and embellishments. I did make some into pocket cards and tucked ephemera pieces inside my pocket! Here's some closeups!



Here's another photo of my box with my cards stacked inside!


I hope you had as much fun as I have creating this DIY Wood box with Memory-Dex cards! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new DIY Wood Boxes and Memory-Dex cards available to purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your Boxes and Memory-Dex cards with us! We'd love to see yours!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Happy Hearts papers, ephemera and stickers, trimmer, xaco knife, scoring board,  foam dots, Beacon glue, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, enamel dots, heart trim, Pink and black acrylic paint, Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint, 

Double Hearts Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer and I'm back with a layout I created using some fun Clear Scraps products! Valentines Day is almost here and my page is all about love!  I'm going to show you the techniques I used, as well.



Starting with white cardstock, I blended in Distress Oxide Inks in pink, red, and yellow at the top and bottom edges of my page.  I  did not worry about it being perfect. 


Next using the 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil, I  added a thin layer of Crackle Paste.  


Here is a close up of the end result of the Crackle Paste and the Distress Oxide Ink. 


I set my cardstock aside to work on my Double Heart Mini Shaker Shape. First, I  added patterned paper to the chipboard base of my shaker using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I cut away excess paper with scissors and trimmed the edges with my x-acto knife and sanding tool. 


I painted the two middle chipboard frames with pink chalk paint only focusing on the edges.


For the top chipboard frame, I  colored it with Matte Chalk Polish in Pink.  I applied the polish in a circular motion the the applicator contained in the cap.  


Here is a close up of my Shaker assembled and placed on the layout!  



Thank you for stopping by the blog! I  hope this inspires you to create  a page all about your significant other!  You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, foam letters/shapes, enamel dots: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock, date stamp: American Crafts; paint: Folk Art, Creative Expressions; sequins:  Picket Fence Studio, Recollections; crackle paste, pigment ink, Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; cut file: Silhouette; misc: thread, x-acto knife

New Memory-Dex Travel Box


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog. I have a project I'd like to share with you that features a brand spanking new product line from Clear Scraps - Memory-Dex.

The boxes come in several sizes and designs and there are both chipboard and acrylic dividers in several styles as well.

My project uses one of the longer boxes. My hubbie and I are now empty nesters - which I am still getting used to saying. It's like I think the little, well no so little, birdies will be flying back any day!

So lately, we've been thinking about the places we'd like to travel to. I thought this box work well for keeping track of various places we run across that we are interested in visiting...


Here is a look at it from the side...


I labeled the dividers "land", "sea" and "air" so I could sort our mode of travel along with the destination...


To make the Memory-Dex box, I painted the interior pieces with a vanilla paint. I also painted the tabs on the outside since they would show once the box was assembled.

I covered the sides and ends with printed paper and used the Sanding File to smooth the excess paper from the sides. 

I assembled the box and glued it together. I used rubber bands to hold the pieces in place until the glue dried. Once the glue had set, I added the dowels and sliders.

I also painted the bottoms of the chipboard dividers.

HINT: don't cover the tabs with printed paper, the thickness of the added layer will make the box harder to assemble.

Next came the fun part! Time to embellish the dividers and fill up your box!

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!


Clear Scraps: Long Memory-Dex Box and Rounded Tab Chipboard Dividers

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers, Vanilla Paint, Ribbons and Twine

I Heart U Valentine Home Decor

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! Hope the New Year is treating you well so far. Valentines Day isn't far away,  but there's plenty of time to get started on those projects. Today's project will feature Clear Scraps Wood Deco 3 pack, Click here Wood Shiplap Small square Click here and mini shaker Double Hearts! Click here We'll be creating a cutesy Valentine's day project I hope you'll like. 


To begin our project, remove your  Shiplap Small square from your package. Taking some Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint and a paintbrush, apply the paint over the surface including the sides. Set aside to dry. 


Take out your mini shaker pieces. And trace the bottom piece onto any Valentines Day paper collection you prefer. I'm using an older paper collection from Crate Paper "Main Squeeze." Cut out and glue your paper down onto your bottom shaker piece. Taking an xaco knife, trim away any excess paper.  Smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. Next take your top shaker piece, and cover with patterned paper, glitter, paint or any craft medium you prefer. I chose to trace my double hearts top shaker piece onto this pink/white hearts paper from this collection. I traced, cut out and glued in place. Trim and Distress as we did in the previous step.


Then glue the next 2 chipboard pieces onto your bottom piece, using Beacon glue. Add any shaker filler you prefer, sequins, hearts, beads. I'm using Clear Scraps Sprinkles Hearts Confetti filler Click here


Then taking your acrylic shaker piece  peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering in place. Glue your top piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking!

Next up using scrap papers from this collection, I cut 4 strips of coordinating papers measuring 4x7/8 inches. I inked my paper strips using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then glue each strip onto each section of your Shiplap Small square surface. 


Taking another coordinating paper (I used red/white polka dot paper) I repeated the same steps to cover the front surface of my Wood Deco Shape. 


Now we ready to start decorating our home decor piece! I like to use a variety of different embellishments including chipboard stickers, ephemera, etc...I also arrange and figure out where I want to adhere my embellishments before adhering them.  I also took some pipecleaners, 3 red and 3 white. I twisted one red and white pipecleaners together and then using Hot glue adhered around the edge of my Wood Deco Shape. 


I glued my shaker towards the upper left corner. I added a chipboard sentiment piece along the top of my shaker. On the bottom using foam dots, I adhered this "Love You" badge sticker. Here's a peek!


I adhered my Shiplap Small square on the right side. I glued a cute pineapple smiley ephemera piece over the top section and a strawberry smiley sticker to the left. I added a chipboard sticker sentiment on the polka dot strip. On the 3rd section, with pop dots I applied another smiley heart and some XO's stickers on the right side.

My bottom strip, I adhered acouple puffy heart stickers. Below my Shiplap shape, using foam dots I adhered a string of sticker hearts! Here's a closeup!


To finish my project, I added a metal hanger on the back side of my Wood Deco Shape. You could add a hanger to the back using ribbon, jute cord or tulle!


I hope you liked my project idea and are inspired to start creating your own Valentines Day project! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Check back often so you don't miss all the new products coming from Clear Scraps! Thanks again for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! 

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Crate Paper Main Squeeze paper collection, Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint, scoring board, paper trimmer, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, foam dots, Distress or sanding tool, red/white pipecleaners, Beacon glue. 


This Is Me Memory-Dex Card Box

Hello!  Its Jennifer here on the blog to share a fabulous new release from Clear Scraps!  Last week the new Memory-Dex DIY Wood Boxes with coordinating Acrylic and Chipboard Cards!  I've been so excited about this product and I  know our team can't wait to show you their projects!  I used the 6 Inch High Box  which I made into a small scrapbook of sorts that is all about me! I  printed out wallet sized photos and documented a little information about myself on each card. 


Assembling the box is super easy and goes together like a puzzle.  I recommend using wood glue or something stronger than your usual liquid adhesive.  Once my box was dry, I  painted the inside and outside with black acrylic paint.  There are two dowel rods that go inside your box but I did not insert them correctly (LOL) and had to place them after the fact. So learn from my mistake! Glue your dowel rods in when putting your box together.  




Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front, sides, and back of my box.  I also added some fun die cuts and embellishments to the front as well.  



I mixed and matched my cards using both the acrylic and chipboard!  For my chipboard cards, I simply painted them black and added patterned paper.  Here is the Scallop Chipboard Divider I used as my "front" or cover card.  



On my acrylic dividers, I added alcohol ink in Butterscotch to one side to add a fun yellow color. I simply dabbed with an ink applicator and allowed to dry. 



This card is the Regular Acrylic Divider where I  placed a photo on the front and journaling on the back. 





This card is all about my family and being a mom!  I used the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider



I like to add envelopes or extra cards to my projects; here is an envelope that I included my current favorite songs that I love to listen to. 


For this card, I created a pocket with patterned paper and my sewing machine then added tags with photos.  This Regular Acrylic Divider is all about friends!  



Here is a photo of the tags with journaling.  


I added additional tags on the opposite side of this card then adding a 3x4 journaling card behind it.  




I used the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider to document all about hiking and getting outside!  


On the opposite side, I journaled about my love of volunteering! This past summer, I was able to volunteer at Mission of Mercy where dental services are provided for the underserved. 



Speaking of dental, I had to create a card all about dental hygiene:  I've been practicing close to 30 years! 




Of course, scrapbooking is a big part of my life!  Its therapy for me and keeps me sane! LOL 


I'm also a big lover of the beach!  Give me some sun and sand and I'm a happy lady!  


Here, I  used the Scallop Chipboard Divider to talk about my love of running!  



I'm not a big drinker but do love a craft beer from time to time. 



Of course I  have to mention my biggest baby! Our four year old lab mix Henry!  


I  consider myself having a compassionate heart for those who don't have a voice or need our help.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the NEW Memory-Dex products by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

 Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, enamel dots, chipboard frames: PinkFresh Studios; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow,; paint: DecoArt; alcohol ink: Ranger; journaling pen: American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; stapler, metal charms: Tim Holtz; letter stickers: Basic Grey; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers. 


Snow Much Fun Acrylic Layout

Hello Craft Friends!

Hope you all are having a great start to the New Year! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today, sharing my winter layout. I love to capture those favorite winter moments of playing in the snow, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. That's what I love most about scrapbooking. You can go back and relive those special times with family and friends. 

For our layout project we'll be using Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet as your base. Click here If you haven't tried using these acrylic sheets, I encourage you to try them out. In addition to we'll be using one of the new Tag Mitten chipboard embellishments Click here to decorate our layout. These are so much fun to decorate and they add a special touch to your layout!

The paper collection I'll be using is Simple Stories "Feelin Frosty" I think it's super cute and just perfect for those winter photos! I'll be inking my papers and embellishments using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs from Tim Holtz. 

To begin take one of the 12x12 patterned papers and cut down to 11 & 3/8 inches. Make sure to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet, before adhering your paper to the acrylic. I use a clear tape runner to adhere my paper to my acrylic sheet. Set aside for now. 


Take your tag/mitten chipboard embellishment and cut away from the outside frame. 


I like to save my leftover frame piece and use for future projects. Take your chipboard tag base. Trace around it onto another coordinating paper. Mark the hole at the top. Cut out and glue your paper to your tag surface. Taking an x-acto knife, trim away any excess paper. 


Punch the hole at the top of your tag, using a paper punch. You can use a Distress tool to smooth away any rough edges on your tag.

Taking my Mittens embellishments, I covered it with pink Chalk Ink, then covered the top with Martha Stewart Sugarcube glitter. Shake off any excess glitter. I inked the top fur on the Mittens with white ink and sprinkled some Martha Stewart white confetti glitter over top. Let dry.


After your tag is throughly dry, glue your Mittens embellishment along the bottom part of your tag, making sure your edges line up. I recommend using Beacon glue for adhering your chipboard pieces. It's not only strong but acid free too. So it won't damage your photos! I added a Snowflake brad over my top hole on my tag. And a puffy sticker Brrr sentiment! Here's a closeup look!


Taking some pink cardstock, I matted 3 photos and arranged where I wanted before adhering to my page. I like to use a variety of different embellishments and sentiments on my layout. I make sure of their placement, before gluing to my layout. 

The ephemera Snowflake images, I applied some foam dots to the back before adhering to my page. I also added foam dots to the scarf ephemera piece. Take your tag Mittens embellishment and glue to the right side of my layout. Here's a closeup!


Along the bottom edge of my page, I applied some enamel dots! The snowman chipboard sticker I adhered onto my photo and applied a pink enamel dot on top of his hat! Here's a closeup!


Here's how my layout turned out! 


One more closeup for you!


I hope you enjoyed my project today and you'll want to start creating your own memories to enjoy and share for years to come. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and please share your crafty makes with us on our  Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page! Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies!

Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Feelin Frosty collection, paper punch, Beacon glue, foam dots, pink cardstock, photos of your choice, Martha Stewart Sugarcube glitter and white confetti glitter, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, paper trimmer, scoring tool, xaco knife, 


Heart Mini Shaker Album

Hi friends!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a mini album featuring one of the Mini Shaker Shapes with you today!  Since Valentines Day is coming up I  decided to create a fun book all about love!   For my book, I used the 6x6 Chipboard 3 Tabbed Album.  


Using chalk paint in light pink, I  painted the outside edges of each of my chipboard pages (front and back!). 


As the main star of the cover of mini, I used the Heart Mini Shaker Shape.  I painted the top frame as well as the two middle chipboard frames with the same pink chalk paint.  


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base of my shaker.  I cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. I then smoothed any edges with my sanding tool. 


Again using my Beacon, I adhered the two middle chipboard frames to my base and added some colorful sequins before adding my acrylic piece.  


Here is a close up of the final result!  I added a cute "love" chipboard over the bottom third as my title. 


I  covered each page with patterned paper using 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 as my base background.  The inside of my front cover is always reserved for a little spot of journaling. 

I cut white cardstock to hold spaces for photos to insert at a later date.  I mainly used 4x4 and 3x4 sizes.  



For this page, I  created a fun pocket with my sewing machine to insert some coordinating tags for journaling. Or I  may add some smaller photos?



This page, I  utilized my banner punch and different patterns and created a couple of banners that I stitched through with my sewing machine. I  then added a large journaling spot in the center along with a foam title. 




Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope this inspires you to create your own Valentine mini with Clear Scraps!  You can see all of the Mini Shakers by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, foam shapes/words, brads, enamel dots, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow,; paint: FolkArt; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; sequins: Recollections, Pink Fresh Studios; punch: Fiskars; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts, Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings, thread

The Magic of Winter Album

Hello Craft Friends! 

The New Year brings more inspiration from our Design Team and new Craft products from Clear Scraps! I love to Craft anytime of the year! 

Where I live, the Winter season is upon us. That means snow, and colder temperatures! I hope my album project will bring warmth to your heart and inspiration!

Today we will be using the Clear Scraps Mixed Layer Tab Album Click here and the Mini Shaker Snowflake embellishment Click here


The paper collection I'll be using is Stamperia "Sweet Winter" I love the vintage images and ephemera. I'm using both the 8x8 and 12x12 paper pads. 

To begin our project, I chose several coordinating papers to cover all the pages in this album. I cut my papers to measure 8 x 6 &1/2 inches. I'll be inking all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

There are 2 acrylic pages in this album, so be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering your paper to the page. Also be mindful of both sides of paper you want to be seen. I use any clear tape runner to attach my papers to my acrylic. 

Forthe chipboard pages, I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon glue. Make sure you punch all your holes along the sides, before gluing your paper down. Set your album aside for now. 


Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Taking your bottom shaker piece, I cut out one of the circle sentiments in the paper pad. Then glued it to the bottom piece. For my top shaker piece, I sprinkled on some Martha Stewart Pink Blush and White confetti over the top shaker piece. Let dry. Then I glued some Starburst gems onto each of the Snowflake spheres. Now take the next two shaker pieces and glue in place. Fill your shaker with sequins, beads, or any other shaker filler of your choice. I used some Snowflake confetti pieces. Take your acrylic shaker piece and peel off the protective film from both sides. Then carefully apply on top of the previous shaker layer. Glue the top shaker piece in place. Leave your shaker undisturbed (dont shake) until fully dry. 


Front cover of album: I applied some foam tape to the back of my shaker embellishment, then adhered towards the top and center of my cover. I cut out one of the sentiments from my paper pad and adhered on the upper right corner. I added a cute Snowflake charm on top and covered the hole on my charm with a blue crystal gem! Here's a closeup!


To finish my front cover, I applied this cute little vintage girl at the bottom of my cover, using foam dots. Next to her, I glued a present diecut sticker and chipboard flower. Here's a closeup!


Open up your album to the front back cover. (Acrylic page) I chose not to decorate this page. The paper was too pretty to cover up! Here's how my page looks:


Page 2: I fussy cut out a sentiment piece and adhered at the top left side. I cut one of my Scrap papers with the cabin/mountains, and adhered onto the bottom tab area. I cut our one of the smaller Journaling cards and glued in the center of my page, at a slight angle. Then added this floral diecut sticker with the ice skates, along the bottom right edge of my page. Here's acouple closeups!



Page 3: I adhered a diecut sticker with the couple/sleigh, and adhered this above the sentiment on my page.


Page 4: I waterfalled 5 of the Journaling cards on the page. I applied some sparkle trim along the top edge of my waterfall cards. I cut out another sentiment and applied foam dots on the back, before adhering to my page. You could add photos to the back of your waterfall cards if you chose.


Page 5: (acrylic) i applied foam dots to both the cuckoo clock and kitty before adhering on my page. There's room to add a photo here if you desire. 

Page 6: I adhered a chipboard sentiment at the top with foam dots. I also applied foam dots to the back chipboard piece along the bottom of my page. 


Back Cover: I covered with this pretty paper and didn't add anything. 


To finish this album,  I threaded some light blue, pink and white tulle, through each hole and then tied into a bow! You could add metal rings if you desire.


I hope you've enjoyed my project idea and will want to create your own album to celebrate the winter season! Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by our blog. Be sure to check back and see what other projects our design team has created just for you!

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies Used: paper trimmer, foam dots, foam tape, shaker filler, Martha Stewart Pink Blush and White confetti, paper punch, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Stamperia Sweet Winter paper pads 8x8 and 12x12, diecut stickers and matching Ephemera, Starburst gems, blue crystal gem, Snowflake charm, Beacon glue.

A New Adventure Gnome Tag

Hi crafty friends! 

 As 2023 begins, I like to think of this new year as a new adventure. So today I am sharing a cute Mini Gnome Shaker tag perfect for marking the beginning of something new. 

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I matted every layer of the Mini Gnome Shaker with patterned paper and added a cute shaker mix inside. For the tag, I used the rounded top tag from the Chipboard Tag Album. I chose some fun patterned paper and matted that on. I then chose some woodland die cut ephemera and layered that to create a scene. From there I placed the Mini Gnome Shaker  of to the side and added ephemera to the hat. 

Instead of using a sentiment strip, sticker or stamp, I chose to let the statement on the ephemera sign be the sentiment. I think it is fitting for a new year project.

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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!


Home Printer Tray Frame


Tami with you here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project I'd like to share with you.

It's January, the start of a new year, and maybe you are doing some redecorating or spiffying up your home to freshen up for 2023.

If you are wanting to create some new decor items, Clear Scraps has lots and lots of options to help you with that. Chipboard, wood, acrylic, big or small - they've got them ALL!

I have a small chest of drawers by my front door and wanted a new accessory for it. I started with Clear Scraps Rectangle/Square Printer Tray Frame...

The printer tray comes in a variety of shapes with different sizes of openings for your photos or embellishments.

I wanted this tray to be purely decorative, so I chose not to add photos in any of the spaces. I had recently purchased a new paper line that went well with the colors in my living room and thought it would be perfect for this project. 

Here's my finished project.


I liked the rectangular spaces in this frame style as it allowed me more space to arrange some embellishments.

I started by painting the frame black; I thought the color would set off the papers best.

Next I decided which way I wanted my frame to be. The rectangular spaces could be placed vertically as well. 

I put one of the open frame pieces on top of the back chipboard piece and traced around the inside of each opening. This step helps you see where to place your photos, papers or decorative items with each space.

Then, came the fun part. I had cut apart the tags and cards from the printed papers and laid out all the paper embellies that matched them. I also had a pad of 8 X 8 coordinating printed paper that I could use as backgrounds. HINT: using 6 X 6 or 8 X 8 paper pads for project like this helps to keep the scale in proportion.

Once I had everything placed how I wanted it, I started gluing the pieces down. I used 3D squares to add some dimension to a few of the items. I also picked some trims and embellies to use on the trio of tags at the bottom right of the frame.

I made sure that my pieces fit inside the pencil line of the space I was working on and trimmed any that would overlap into another space.

Here are some closeup photos of the project...

Once I was ready to assemble the frame, I glued both open unpainted chipboard frames on top of the base. I did check to make sure all of my embellishments were inside the areas they were supposed to be in first! Then I removed the film from ONE side of the acrylic sheet. HINT: I find that removing the film just from the side of the acrylic piece that I am gluing down, cuts down on fingerprints or adhesive transfer to the other side. 

I glued the acrylic piece down to the frame and once the glue had set, I removed the film from the top of the piece. Then I adhered the painted open frame to the project.

I wanted the butterfly to be between the spaces in the frame, but you can't do that unless you adhere the embellie to the OUTSIDE of the frame. 

I hope you will come back and visit the Clear Scraps Blog soon! 

Clear Scraps: Clear Scraps Rectangle/Square Printer Tray Frame

Other: Simple Stories: Printed Papers and Embellishments, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, 3D Squares, Black Paint, Embellies and Trim for tags

Clear Scraps--Shiplap Shapes--I Love Winter Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to kick start the New Year with some crafting inspiration!

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So as all the holiday decor comes down, I always find myself looking for a little decor to brighten up those dull winter days.  I love the buffalo plaid look and that combo of red, white and black for a cozy winter theme, so I grabbed some patterned papers, a stencil and some paint, and one of the Clear Scraps Heart Shiplap Shapes in the large size.

These pieces are so large,pieces are SO large--a 12x12 paper will not cover them.  So I started by painting the top and bottom with black acrylic paint, then I used the Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil to add snowflakes with white paint.   Then I cut 2 pieces of plaid background paper to cover the center.

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To cover the gap left, I cut a larger piece of buffalo plaid paper, and then punched a snowflake border out of black cardstock.  Next step was to create the cute mitten shakers.  These are the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mittens.  They are also painted with black and white acrylic paint, and the back traced onto a pretty paper, cut out, then glued onto the back piece. 

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Once dry, they were filled with Clear Scraps shaker fillers--a combo of the Sprinkles Love Mix and the Holiday Sequins (with the green color pulled out).  They were tied with a twine bow and glued onto the buffalo plaid area.  Then to add a little fun touch, I painted some of the Clear Scraps Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments to place around the mittens.  Then I added enamel dots on the snowflakes.  You could use any bling, or even some glitter glue to give them a little pizzazz.  The title was added next to this.

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I used some glittery alphas, a few stickers, and cut a heart from the buffalo plaid.  The result is a cute project to decorate during the winter doldrums!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Heart Shiplap Shape, 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil, Mini Shaker Mittens, Sprinkles Love Mix, Holiday Sequins, Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Acrylic paint--black, white.  Black cardstock, twine, enamel dots, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Photoplay Paper Kringle & Co.


Winter Wall Hanging

Happy New Year Crafty Friends!

Hope you all had a safe and joyous Christmas too! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a Home Decor project you can display during the winter season. It's frigid here where I live. Winter is the perfect time to cuddle up with a hot cup of cocoa, and craft! 

For this project I'll be using the Clear Scraps Square Medium Pallett Click here Winter Flake Shapes Click here and Chipboard Mittens Click here


To begin I took some Folkart White Wicker acrylic paint and applied the paint along the edges of each pallet section. Let dry.


Now chose any winter themed paper collection you have in your craft stash, I'm using Carta Bella Welcome Winter collection. I cut 2 of each from the same plaid coordinating papers measuring: 7 & 1/4 x 2 inches. The other coordinating Snowflake patterned paper I cut at 7 & 1/4 x 2 & 1/2 inches. I inked all my papers using Ranger Distress Ink "Gathered Twigs " and then adhered my papers to each pallet section using Beacon glue. Set aside for now.


Now remove your Winter words from the package. I applied some Versamark Clear ink to the surface of all letters. Then sprinkled some A-la Mode light blue embossing powder over the top. Shake off any excess embossing powder. Heat with your heat tool. I took and added some fake snow along the top edges of some of letters. 


Now take the Snowflake Shape and apply some Folkart Cottage White acrylic paint on the front surface of your Snowflake. While still wet, I sprinkled some Crystal Snow glitter over the top. Shake off any excess glitter. Set aside to dry. 

Next I took one of the Journaling cards and using a circle diecut, I diecut a sentiment and inked along the edges using Distress Ink faded jeans. Then I adhered the sentiment to the center of my Snowflake. I fussy cut out a cocoa mug from one of the ephemera pieces in this collection. I glued the mug at the bottom. I added some Dazzle Snowflake stickers on each Snowflake point and a few silver gems in each center of my Snowflake sticker! Here's a closeup!


Next take your chipboard Mittens and cut them apart from your frame. You can save your outside frame for future projects if you like. I covered both mitten surfaces with Versamark Clear ink and then sprinkled some Stampendous Winter Wonderland embossing powder over the top of both Mittens. Then heat your embossing powder using a heat tool. For the bottom portion of my Mittens, I applied the same ink and sprinkled some Blue Sparkle embossing powder over the top. Shake off any excess powder. Then heat with your heat tool.


I took some Gold sparklely twine and glued each end to the back of my chipboard Mittens. I applied some foam dots to the backside, before adhering along the bottom edge of my wood pallet. Here's a closeup!


Using foam dots, I adhered my Snowflake Shape at the upper left corner of my pallet. Then glued my Winter words in the center. I added a puffy sticker Snowflake on the dot above my letter "I".  I also added a chipboard sentiment to the upper right. Here's a closeup!


To finish,  I attached a metal hanger on the back! Now it's ready to display on your wall!


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thank you so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Please check back to see more project inspiration from our Design Team members! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies and see what's new!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Heat tool, foam dots, Beacon Glue, Stampendous embossing powder in Winter Wonderland and Blue Sparkle, paper trimmer, Ranger Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, scoring tool, Versamark Clear ink, Carta Bella Welcome Winter collection, Folkart White Wicker acrylic paint, metal hanger, Dazzle Snowflake stickers, silver gems, white and gold twine.






Snowflake Mini Shaker Shiplap Decor

Hello everyone and happy New Year!  Hope you had a wonderful New Years!  Jennifer here on the blog to share another project with you today!  If you haven't had a chance to create with the new Shiplap Shapes, you must try them!  I love that Clear Scraps offers small and large sizes in each shape!  For my project, I used the Small Circle and Small Square Shiplap Shapes. And I'm going to show you the techniques I used!  


Using a light blue chalk paint, I added a light coat to each of my Shiplap Shapes. I did not worry about having complete coverage and allowed the wood to show through. 


Once my paint was dry, I used a tea light candle to rub wax across the surface of the wood. The rule is the more wax, the more distressed your end result will be. 


I then applied white paint in small sections. Before allowing it to dry, I would scrape in one direction as shown.  


Keep repeating until your entire Shiplap Shape is covered. 


I set my Shiplap Shapes aside to dry and went to work on my Snowflake Mini Shaker Shape.  I painted the top frame as well as the edges of the middle two frames and the chipboard base. 


Using my circle punch, I  added a patterned paper to the center of my shaker adhering with Beacon Adhesive.  I then affixed my two center frames as shown. 


Next, I added chunky glitter and glitter to the center of my shaker.  


I then added the acrylic overlay and top frame; all using my Beacon Adhesive. 


I then went on to assemble my Shiplap Wall Hanging.  I layered patterned paper under my photo as well as added a coordinating chipboard frame.  




Using my hole punch, I threaded ribbon through the two Shiplap Shapes to connect them.  I did not have ribbon that was an exact match so I took white seam binding and used spray ink to color. 


I added my Snowflake Mini Shaker to the bottom Square Shiplap Shape using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all of the Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, brads, stickers, die cut shapes, chipboard frame:  Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3L Adhesives; sequins: Recollections; circle punch: Fiskars; ribbon: SnugHug; spray ink: Studio Calico; misc:  tealight candle, scraper

Buppa’s First Christmas

 Hey y’all, Tmika here with my last post for Clear Scraps. I’ve had a wonderful time creating with great products and an awesome time creating these posts! I do hope that you have gained inspiration from anything that I have posted. Enough of the mushy stuff, let’s get on with chatting about one of my most favorite people… My first grandson, Buppa!

When I saw this Circle Printer Tray Frame, I knew that I needed to capture his little photo shoot from his first Christmas and have it on display!


Let me walk you through the process of how all this came together. 
I started out by gathering items that I had collected from my local dollar tree. I wanted to use these as decorations on my shaker frame. I also went through my Christmas paper stash with the same color theme and pulled papers that I’d like to have on the frame. And of course I printed out pictures of my grandson.

I started out by adding a 12 x 12 sheet of black card stock to the back of my frame. I didn’t want to leave the backside blank as I wasn’t sure if I was going to hang it or add a stand. I attached this with double sided tape.
I set that aside and added double sided tape all around the perimeter of the frame. I took a 12 x 12 piece of pattern paper laid it on top,  gave it a great press before cutting out all the negative spaces.


I went over the edges with a nail file to smooth things out.

I grabbed the other papers and added them to the now empty negative  spaces. 

I used double sided tape to adhere everything to it. This is how everything came together.
I love how the different pattern papers accentuate the photo and add great details to the layout. I knew that I wanted to add one more Christmas elements to my frame. I went through my stash and saw the Mini Shaker Snow Globe and thought that this would be perfect.

I used some of the leftover paper from the frame negative and did the same thing to the top layer of this mini globe. I adhered it together with glossy accents.


Once I have the top layer covered I added the acetate sheet to it. I  sprinkled a little bit of coordinating sequin mix to the inside of the frame and glued the two pieces together with glossy accents.
 I also added a little bit of the glossy accents to the outer layer for some razzle dazzle. So now I’m gathering my bits and bobs to start layering the decor on top of my frame.
I started on the right hand side and placed my slow globe where I wanted it to be. Then I started layering each piece separately until I reached my desired effect. Here is the step-by-step process of all the pieces.
After I was done layering, I added the back piece that I covered in black card stock to the frame.
I decided to hang the frame using the already provided jute rope that was on the word joy at the top of the frame. I think it looks great! Later, if I decided… I could add a stand to the back and display it on the table. So it’s a win-win! Here are the finished pictures. 

I absolutely love how this came out! It is so chunky, just like I like it! Buppa’s First Christmas went off without a single hitch! hope you were inspired by some of the details on this layout to create a 3-D project of your own. This wraps up my time here at Clear Scraps and it also wraps up 2022! I hope you guys have a great New Year with lots of success, joy and happiness! 
Tootles, my crafty peeps! 

Tmika - Out! 🎤🎤

Winter Mixed Layer Tab Album

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a mini book I created all about winter!  Cold weather is in full swing here in Central Illinois so I documented photos of my kids from a photo shoot from last winter.  I will have to say I'm not a big fan of the cold but I do love scrapping about it! LOL  For today's project, I used the Mixed Layer Tab Album which consists of five pages of acrylic and chipboard pages! 


For my front cover, I used the new Star Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I added a light coat of acrylic paint in white to the surface. I did not worry about whether I had full coverage because I knew I  would be adding other mediums over the top. 


Next, I heat set a pretty light glitter blue embossing powder to the top and bottom portions of the tree as shown. Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I added strips of paper in the "bare' portion and cut away any excess with scissors. 


I set aside my Tree to work on the front acrylic cover.  Using the 6 Inch Ice Crystals Snowflake Mascil and StazOn Opaque, I lightly daubed the ink onto my acrylic.  This is a great technique to use with any of the StazOn colors and Clear Scraps Mascils/Stencils! 


Here is a close up of the Tree Star Chipboard Embellishment on my front cover!  I added some smaller embellishments to accent as well as added ribbon to the top. 



The first page is chipboard and I added a 4 1/2 x 7 inch background patterned paper.  For most pages, I used a 4x4 or 4x6 photo.  Here, I created a pocket behind my photo to add some journaling. 


A close up of the journaling...this is a great way to hide extra elements in your album! 


Here on the backside of my first page, I created a flap with washi tape and a journaling spot over my photo. 


I always like adding extra pages to my books! Here, I used a 3x5 inch piece of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet. Using the same Mascil, I  added modeling paste followed by some gorgeous glitter.  Just a fun element to add some shine to album!


Another one of my favorite things to do is get out my Scor-Pal and create folds to add extra journaling or photos.  Here, I created my own waterfall with white cardstock! 



Another pocket page with journaling elements tucked inside! 


For the last acrylic page, I added some white paint along the edges to give it a "snowy" feel.  I then again used my Scor-Pal to create a flap to add extra photos as well as make a fun page with tags and embellishments! 


Here is the inside of the page! I love how it turned out! 


And here is the last page which I added more tags from the collection I used!  The last page of the book is a solid piece of chipboard with I covered with back cover with patterned paper.  You can then add chrome book rings or string ribbon through to bind your pages together! 


Thank you 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, chipboard stickers, foam stickers, die cut shapes: Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3L Adhesive, Scor-Tape; ink: Ranger; embossing powder:  Recollections; bakers twine: The Twinery, We R Memory Keepers; paint: DecoArt; score tool: Scor-Pal; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; stapler: Fiskars; sewing machine: Janome; typewriter: Brother; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon.