Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Congrats Grad Cards

Hi there everyone!!!   Laura here with you today to get you ready for those graduations

that are happening or right around the corner!  I'm sharing a couple of card ideas with

you that are created using the Clear Scraps Graduation Chipboard Embellishment set!!Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Embellishment_Congrats Grad Cards(1)If there is one thing I love, it's getting a multiple projects out of one set of

embellishments.  How about you?  This chipboard set from Clear Scraps is

an absolutely perfect set to create 2 GREAT grad cards!!  Love that!!

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You can see on this one it's super simple too!  Just cut the chipboard pieces

apart, and paint.  And the best part about chipboard--YOU choose the color!

So you can match the school's colors or match the colors of your papers for a

more generic look.  Here I used black and gold acrylic paint, and it just so happens,

that's a perfect match for the school colors I was going for--but it's also a great

standard grad hat look that you could use for anyone--it's a bonus that it matches

these papers perfectly!  A journal card, a few stickers, and it's done!

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For the graduation scroll, I used white acrylic paint, and went with the gold

again because of the match, but red would be a great choice too--it's often used

for the graduation scroll look.  So super simple--don't you love quick and easy?

Really easy to make multiples of cards like this for all the grads in your life!

Having some of these Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments on hand for grads,

or one of the many other options--birthday, baby, confirmation, Christmas, just

about anything you'd want, is always a great idea!  Stop over to the Clear Scraps store,

and you can find all the different chipboard embellishment options right HERE.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:  Clear Scraps Graduation Chipboard Embellishments

Other:  Acrylic paint--white, gold, adhesive, foam tape,

Simple Stories Con-GRAD-ulations! papers and stickers,

white and black cardstock.

Beyond the Sea Tag

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Do you love beach themed projects? It's Maya here on the blog today to share this beach themed tag using the acrylic tag and sand dollar chipboard embellishments.


▼ I started by moving the films on both sides of the tag and covering with a 3.5 x 5.5 patterned paper.


▼ I also cut out a blue banner for the background. Next, I used ephemera that I fussy cut from the patterned papers and layered them on the tag. For the layering effect, I adhered some pieces with double sided adhesive foam tape to add depth to the project. 


▼  For the chipboard starfish, I decided to give it a coat of embossing powder. I started by tapping the chipboard on the watermark ink pad.


▼ Next is to sprinkle white embossing powder to the starfish. Shake on enough so that powder is sticking to all parts of the chipboard. Then, hold the chipboard slightly tilted over a piece of paper to catch the powder. Lastly, put the chipboard on a piece of paper and use a heat gun to melt the powder.


▼ I also added some blue and green embossing powder on the edge of the starfish to give it more colors. And it's time to layer and glue all the pieces to the tag.


Thank you all for stopping by today. I hope this beach themed tag brighten your day. Blessings.

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: P13 Beyond the Sea Collection
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Foam Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink

Clear Scraps Gnome Mini Shaker--Land that I Love

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little patriotic pride project

with Memorial Day right around the corner!   It's a fun and easy home decor idea!

Clear_Scraps_Gnome Shaker_Land that I Love pic 1(1)This project started with the Clear Scraps Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  I started

by tracing the different sections of the heart shape onto the red, the white/ombre and

the blue patterned papers.  I cut them out, brushed the edges with a little black distress

ink (just to cover the white core of this particular paper) and then glued them onto the

pallet.  As always, you can do whatever you'd like. Paint it, ink it, stencil it, a lot of options.

Next, I made the cute little gnome!  This is the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Gnome.  Such a

cutie, right??!!  Often I will trace these out on paper, but today, I decided to "shake it up"

(haha no pun intended).  I used paint on this sweet little gnome, painting the bottom with

blue and the hat area with red.  Then I went back after it dried a bit, and used a stencil--

the Clear Scraps 4x6 Stars stencil which matches my patriotic theme perfectly.

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I used a sponge dauber with just a wee bit of white paint and added the little

stars all over with the stencil.  Turned out so cute, kind of like making your own

patterned paper.  It's always fun to play with different techniques with these

chipboard pieces.  Don't be afraid to play!

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Here it is all finished.  I added a few splatters of white paint (messy can be

a lot of fun!) and then some sparkly red, white and blue sequins.  Just the

perfect touch for this Memorial Day decor!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you found a little inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape, Mini Shaker Gnome,

4x6 Stars Stencil.

Other:  Red, White and Blue acrylic paint, Bella Blvd Bella Besties paper,

Bella Blvd Trinkets puffy stickers, Echo Park America stickers, sequins,

foam tape, adhesive.

Mother's Day Cards with Clear Scraps

Happy Friday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share acrylic cards I created using Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  And I'm going to show you the easy techniques I  used! 


For my first card, I cut a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece from the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet. I  removed the protective covering from only one side of the acrylic while I  worked.


Using Staz On Ink in Opaque, I  stamped the front of my acrylic (re-inking the stamp each time).


I set aside the acrylic to dry so I could paint the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes I planned to use.  For the Clothes Hangers Chipboard Embellishment Shapes and Mother Chipboard Script Word Title, I painted each with chalk paint in light blue.  I ensured that I applied multiple coats for good coverage.  Once dry, I applied embossing ink followed by glitter blue embossing powder. 


I adhered my chipboard using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries quickly and will not warp or yellow the acrylic. 


For my second card, I used the Mother Chipboard Script Word Title and followed the same techniques as my first card.


I  again used Staz On Opaque to stamp the front of my acrylic but this time, I  did not re ink my stamp each time. This gave a muted effect to a few of the images. 


The chipboard is again adhered with my Beacon adhesive as you know you will get a good seal between your pieces! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE.  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Echo Park; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Tsuineko, Ranger; stamps: Tim Holtz, Joy Clair Stamps; embossing powder: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 

Travel Regular Wood Slimline Album

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer to share one of the new Slimline Albums and Mini Shaker Shapes!  There are five different designs that come in chipboard, acrylic, and wood!  For my project, I used the Regular Wood Slimline Album which measures 5x11 inches!


I used white acrylic paint on the front cover of my album as well as painted the inside edges of each page.  


Using the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil and Distress Oxides, I  blended my two colors onto the wood cover. 


Here is a close up of the end result!


For the main focus of my cover, I used the new Suitcase Mini Shaker. I  covered the base chipboard with patterned paper and smoothed the edges using a sanding tool.


I then painted the top chipboard frame and inside edges of the two middle frames with chalk paint in light blue.  Once my middle frames were adhered, I placed sequins in the center of my shaker before affixing the acrylic piece. 


And here is a close up of the shaker!  I adhered my shaker to the front of the album using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. It's best to use a solvent based liquid adhesive as it will not warp your wood or acrylic. 


Each Slimline Album comes with five pages; for my project I covered each page with patterned paper before adhering my photos. 




I added extra pages by inserting tags from the Acrylic Tag album.  This is a great way to add additional photos or journaling! 





Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all things new with Clear Scraps  by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, epoxy buttons, glitter letters: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock, journaling pen, date stamp:  American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; ink: Ranger; stapler: Tim Holtz; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, typewriter,  thread



Girls Bib Dress Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  Hope you are doing well this week! It's Jennifer and I am sharing a mini album today for you!  I love that Clear Scraps creates unique (as well as adorable) shaped albums that are perfect for whatever theme you choose!  For my project, I used the Girls Bib Dress Chipboard Album and will show how I assembled my book.


I covered each page with patterned paper applying with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I then removed excess paper using an x-acto knife and healing mat. Using a sanding tool/paper is recommended as well for a smooth finish. For the accent of my cover, I used the Girl Cloud Chipboard Embellishment  Shape.   I first painted my chipboard using white acrylic paint.  I then added glitter embossing powder in pink for the cloud, and white for the stars.   I affixed my pieces to the front of the album again using Beacon Adhesive. 

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I also painted the edges of each page with white acrylic paint to give some contrast.  


I  found that a 4x4 photo fits best on each page, but you would definitely be able to use a 4x6 inch.  I tend to mat my photos with white cardstock, as well as layer extra prints underneath. 



For this page, I used one of the Clothes Hanger Chipboard Embellishments to accent the bottom of my photo.  I used a chalk paint in light blue to color the chipboard. 


Again, I affixed my chipboard using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  Any solvent based adhesive is recommended. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find the large variety of albums Clear Scraps offers by going HERE!   Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, stamp, mini tassel; mini wood clothes pin: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives; enamel dots: Echo Park, American Crafts; metal charm: Tim Holtz: bakers twine:  Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings.

Birthday Cake Shaker Card

Hello friends! Maya here with you today on the blog to share a shaker card featuring the Mini Shaker Birthday Cake and Sprinkles Heart Confetti. I am a big fan of all the shakers from Clear Scraps and I absolutely love to create shaker cards with them!


▼ The card size is 6.5 x 5 inches. I started by using a white card stock and covering with a 4.5 x 6 inches patterned paper. On the bottom of the card, I layered two strips of patterned paper and applied border punch on one strip.


▼ For the birthday cake shaker, I covered the chip back layer with three colors of patterned papers. I also added the rainbow sticker to the bottom two layers of the cake. Next, I adhered two layers of chip foams to the cake, placed the confetti, glued the layer of acrylic divider. Using the watermark ink, embossing powder and heat gun, I gave the top chip foam a coat of white embossing powder. 


▼ I also chose some ephemera and chipboard accents to decorate around the card. After I finished the shaker cake, it's time to put them together! I used tacky glue to adhere all the pieces. Last, I added some enamel dots for extra touches to finish this birthday card.


Thank you for visiting the blog today! I hope you are inspired to create some shaker cards with the cute shakers from Clear Scraps. Let's get crafty and have fun!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Stickers, Ephemera, Enamel Dots: Echo Park Paper
- Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Card Stock: Recollections White Blank Cards
- Paper Trimmer & Border Punch: Fiskars

Clear Scraps Camera Mini Shaker -- Roadtrip Snapshots LO

Hi all!!  Laura is here to share some inspiration with you today!  Love creating LO's using

the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!  There's something for everyone in the store and what's

better for scrapping road trip photos than the Camera Mini Shaker?!!

Clear Scraps Camera Mini Shaker -- Road Trip Snapshot LO(2)

This is a LO with a couple of pictures from an impromptu road trip to see the American

Pickers, and we stumbled onto a filming day!  The camera shaker is such a cute

addition to this LO isn't it?  These shakers are easy to use too.  Just trace the shape

onto a patterned paper (or paint it, ink, it, whatever you'd like to do).  I used paper,

glued it on, then you glue down the frame pieces one by one.  There are 2 plain cardboard

frames you glue onto the paper layer, then add your sequins or whatever filler you'd like,

then glue down the acrylic layer (make sure you take off the protective coating on both

sides!!) and then lastly, glue down the top frame piece.  I painted the frame piece with

black acrylic paint for this particular project, but again, you can use whatever you'd like,

you can even add some sparkle with glitter glue, or metallic rubbing paste.


This camera is one of many of the Mini Shakers in the Clear Scraps store.

You can find them all on the website right HERE.

The words "road trip" that are attached to the camera shaker are also

an embellishment available from Clear Scraps.  Another item with so

many choices for all of your projects!  You can find them all HERE.

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I wanted to give it the distressed "vibe" since we were looking at antiques and such, so

the words were painted black, and then I went back over with aqua paint, dabbing it

on with a sponge to create that grungy look.  When it was dry, I glued it to the camera.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Camera Mini Shaker, Road Trip chipboard word title.

Other:  Vicki Boutin Storyteller paper and embellishments,

black and aqua acrylic paint, sequins, adhesive.

Palm Trees Wood Album

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a new album using the Palm Trees Wood Album.


I know that 2020 was a crazy year and we really couldn't do a lot of things we usually do, but we are hoping that 2021 end up being a much better year.  I created this album to document all the good things that will occur this year.


I love the wood grain on these panels so I decided to use Lindy's spray inks to add color to the panels.  The colors allow the wood grain to show.  I chose 2 colors for the front cover.


For the back cover and the interior panels, I selected one color.


I added some additional color along the bottom of the album to give it a sandy effect.


Using the Life is Good chipboard word title, I also sprayed it with color.


Using a script stamp with VersaFine Clair Morning Mist Ink, I randomly stamped it about the front cover.  I only wanted a hint of the words to give the cover some dimension.


I cut white cardstock to fit the album, punched holes and added the rings. 
Now my album is ready to documents the good things that will happen this year.


Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Imagine Ink, Lindy's Spray Inks

Heartbeat Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Friday! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I   created using one of the brand new Mini Shakers!  It's no doubt 2020 was a year to remember!  I  wanted to document about going back to work as a dental hygienist and thought the Heartbeat Mini Shaker would be a perfect accent!  I  began with laying out 3.75 to 4.25 inch squares to create a grid (one of my favorites to use for layouts).  I  did use my sewing machine to stitch around the inside edges of each square. 


To assemble my shaker, I  adhered patterned paper to the front of the chipboard base using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I    cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife to trim around the chipboard.  Next, I     smoothed rough edges using my sanding tool.


I    then adhered my two middle chipboard frames together and adhered to the base (again using my Beacon adhesive).


I    de-staticed the area using an embossing bag before adding my colored sequins shapes.  Next, I  adhered my acrylic piece over the top. 


Using a chalk paint in mint green, I    painted the top chipboard frame before adhering. Usually I  would also paint the inside edges of the middle chipboard frames but I  forgot! I     realized I    missed this step after I  had my shaker together! 


Here is the end result of the shaker! I  adhered it to my page again using the Beacon 3-in-1 as well as added a sentiment over the bottom half. 


I  decorated each of my squares using die cuts and chipboard from the collection I  used.  




Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can see all of the Mini Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, enamel dots, chipboard, epoxy letters: Pinkfresh Studios; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: FolkArt;  sequins: Recollections; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; stamp, journaling pen: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; stapler: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Stencil a Faux Ceramic Tile


Tami here on the Clear Scraps' Blog today with a bonus project to share with you!

This month my projects each featured a simple new or different way to use Clear Scraps' products. 

I kept the base supplies the same, so it would be easy to experiment with the ideas and techniques.

Today, I'll show you how to make a faux ceramic tile using a stencil and chipboard.

Ceramic Tiles come in many different styles, patterns and colors, but they can be expensive, and are too heavy for use on some projects.

Using chipboard for the "tile" will give you a similar look, but allow you to use the tile on projects that traditional ceramic tiles would be unsuitable for.

Here is the tile I made...


I used it to embellish a plain gray planter in my living room...

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Making the tile was easy, and started with a piece of white chipboard and Clear Scraps' Fan Scroll Stencil...

Tape stencil to chipboard and then use embossing tool to add design...


Use your finger (best tool for this job) to lightly rub gel medium into design. Work QUICKLY! as it dries fast!


After gel medium has been applied, quickly, but carefully, remove stencil.

Apply base color of ink to chipboard. Dont press hard over embossed area, let applicator glide across it...


Apply touches of accent colors...


Spritz lighlty with water to activate inks; let dry...


Closeup of detail...


Cut tile to desired size and its ready to be incorporated into your project...


You could also make smaller tiles, or cut a larger one into smaller pieces, to embellish the edges of a frame or mirror.

I hope you enjoyed this project and will come back soon for more Great projects from the other Fabulous Clear Scraps' Designers!


Clear Scraps: Fan Scroll 6X6 Stencil


Ranger: Oxide Inks

The Crafter’s Workshop: Gel Medium

Grafix: White Chipboard

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips


Embossing Tool

Blue Painters Tape

Paper Towels

Clear Scraps Mason Jar Wood Shape -- Create Beautiful

Hello everyone!!  Laura here with you today to share a little springtime inspiration!

This sweet little home decor project starts with the Clear Wood Mason Jar Shape.

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Oh am I in love with these 3 packs of wood shapes!  There are several in the Clear Scraps

store.  These are great to make multiples so you can give them as gifts (imagine all of

your crafty friends getting this cute little mason jar gift!), OR yes, you can keep them all

for yourself and create projects for different rooms, different holiday, whatever you'd like!

For this project, I started by tracing the jar onto patterned paper.  Then I painted the jar lid

with gray acrylic paint.  While it dried, I cut out the traced jar, and  then glued it on.  Next I

layered on the black cardstock and contrasting plaid, then I inked the entire jar (including

the lid) with black distress ink.  Then it was time to embellish!

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This is the Fancy Butterfly chipboard embellishment from Clear Scraps.  It was painted

using aqua and terracotta acrylic paint (dabbed on to make a mottled look) and then to

make it look a little like a copper verdigris I used a bit of copper rubbing paste to gild it.

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I also used the Vine Circle chipboard embellishment, painted with black acrylic paint.

Once everything was dry, it was layered together in the center of the jar.

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The butterfly was popped up with some foam tape, and then a few flower

and heart stickers were added along with the word "create".  Twine tied

around the top of the jar finished the project off.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you're inspired to try out

the Clear Scraps Wood Shapes!  You can find the jars and many more in

the store right HERE.




Clear Scraps:  Wood Mason Jar Shape, Fancy Butterfly Chipboard,

Vine Circle Chipboard.

Other:  PhotoPlay plaids, Bella Blvd stickers, foam tape, twine,

gray acrylic paint, black cardstock.

Butterfly Card with Chipboard Embossed Paper

Hello from the Clear Scraps' Blog!

Tami here to share another project and technique idea with you today.

So far this month, I've shared 2 projects each using a similar set of supplies and techniques that use your Clear Scraps' products in different ways.

For my third project, I used a Clear Scraps' Chipboard Embellishment to emboss a design on paper.

It's easy to do using your diecutting or embossing machine!

Clear Scraps' Chipboard Embellishments come in lots and lots of amazing designs, and are a wonderful way to dress up all kinds of projects.

This is just one more way to use them; and STILL have the embellishment to use on another project.

Here is the card I made using this technique; one of the butterflies from the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment was used to add the embossed design...


You can try out this technique and make the project if you like using the step-out directions below...

Place the chipboard on diecutting plate, position paper over it, then add embossing mat (or cut piece of fun foam) and cover with top plate. Add foam and or chipboard pieces to stack if needed. Your stack will depend on your machine...


If embossed design is not as detailed or deep as you would like, try adding another piece of foam or chipboard.

Embossed design...


Apply inks in a diagonal rainbow pattern. Dont press hard over embossed area, let applicator glide across it...


Spritz lightly with water; water will activate the inks...


Blot lightly with clean paper towel...


Inked cardstock...


Stamp sentiment...


Adhere inked cardstock to card front. Cut out sentiment and adhere using foam tape...


For an alternate project, try embossing several small designs on the paper, then use the Chipboard Embellishment itself on the card for a coordinated look.


Clear Scraps: Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment


Ranger: Oxide Inks

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips and Thankful Clear Stamps

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry

Watercolor Paper

White Cardstock

Paper Trimmer


Foam Tape

Acrylic Block

Paper Towels

Clear Scraps Shaker Heart Paw -- Puppy Love LO

Hi everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a little inspiration for scrapping

those pet photos, using one of the adorable Clear Scraps Shakers!

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Have you tried scrapping with the cute Clear Scraps Mini Shakers yet?  I love

using these to create a custom embellishment to add that little something "extra"

to my LO's!  This one is the Clear Scraps Heart/Paw Mini Shaker.  This is a LO

I have ready to go for one of our 4-legged pups, but the idea could easily be

changed up to a LO for a kitty as well!

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The LO itself is pretty simple, just a few stickers and layered spots for photos.  I used

a block method to create a grid that I worked all the photos and embellishments into.

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The star of the show is the cute shaker tho!  It's easy to do as you'd like with these.

Here I painted the top frame with red and black acrylic paint.  I used a brush to make

the lines along the edge of the paw sharp.  The rest I painted with a foam brush.  You

can use any method you'd like and any colors you'd like, that's why I love these shakers!

If you want to ink it, stamp it, spray it with ink, your choice!  You can add glitter glue to

make it sparkle if you'd like.  Same goes for the background. I chose to trace the heart/paw

onto patterned paper, but you could paint it or anything you'd like.  You could stamp a

sentiment of some sort inside.  But those sparkly sequins are so fun!  But really, I love

the versatility of these!  Sometime you may no want the shaker , well, they actually have

this VERY same look in their chipboard embellishments!


How fun is that?  So you can choose your look for this one!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!


  Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Heart/Paw

Other:  Echo Park My Dog papers and stickers,

red and black acrylic paint, twine, adhesive, foam tape.

Shell Mini Shaker Layout

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a layout I created using one of the new adorable Mini Shakers!  There are so many different shapes to choose from as well as a few words!  Summer is always packed full of fun memories and activities including days in the sun!  The Shell Mini Shaker is a perfect accent to my photo of my niece jumping in the pool! 


I began by backing the chipboard base of my shaker with patterned paper. I found its best to use a solvent based liquid adhesive such as Beacon 3-in-1. I then trimmed excess paper away using scissors followed by using a sanding tool to smooth edges. 


Next, I painted the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames with chalk paint in Patina.  


Using my Beacon adhesive, I adhered the two chipboard frames to the base.  I then inserted Star Sprinkle Mix along with additional sequins to the center.  Next, I adhered the acrylic piece followed by the top chipboard frame. 


Here is the final result of my assembled shaker! I again used Beacon 3-in-1 to adhere the shaker to my page. 


To give my background a pop of color, I used the 12x12 Spiral Mascil along with spray ink in yellow. This is a great technique to use if you usually use a solid color for your base page.  


Here is a close up of the spray ink with the Mascil! I love how it turned out especially against the white cardstock!  I added a cut file that I adhered behind my photo as well as used small die cuts and embellishments to accent. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see everything that is new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, epoxy buttons: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; ink, spray ink:  Ranger; stamp: October Afternoon; paint: Folk Art; die cut machine: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome; misc:  thread, sequins. 

Life is Good Spring Tag by Maya

Hello everyone and happy Monday! How was everyone's easter weekend? This is Maya on the blog today to share a spring tag I created using chipboard tag and one of the chipboard word titles with Life is Good.


▼ For the decoration, I used ephemera that I fussy cut from the patterned papers, stickers and lace ribbon, then I layered all the elements on the tag.


▼ For the layering effect, I adhered the first layer with tacky glue and then adhered the next layer with double sided adhesive foam to add depth to the project.


▼ I decided to give the word title "Life is Good" a coat of white embossing powder. First, I tapped the chipboard on the watermark ink pad and then sprinkled white embossing powder. Next is to heat with a heat gun.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope this spring tag brighten your day! Blessings.

Additional products used: 
Patterned Papers & Stickers & Ephemera: Carta Bella Spring Market Collection
Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Paper trimmer & Border Punch: Fiskars
Adhesive: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape & Foam Tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue