Guest Designer Jennifer Kirks-Family Wood Home Decor Project



Hi all, it’s Jennifer Kirks. I wanted to share another project that I did using the 3D Frameables Word N Shape Heart  and   Family Wood Pieces.    
First I added Gesso to all wood pieces.
Next, brushed brown acrylic
paint over pieces. Then I added misc flowers to the heart and base. I then applied some crackle paste to the large wood block in a few corners to give it texture. Finally, I glued the heart and “family” to the wood block.


Additional products used: 
Paper flowers
Crackle Paste
Clear Scraps 3D Frameables Heart and Family Word N Shape

Tres Jolie Cross Promo-Grateful Heart Vintage Floral Mixable Album

Hello Craft Friends!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Now we are ready to start decorate our album pages. 

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


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

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



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

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


These are the pieces i tucked into my pocket:


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

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


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

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


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


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

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

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


Tres Jolie Cross Promo--Happy Spring Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today and SO excited to share a springtime home decor project during Clear Scrap's week long collaboration with Tres Jolie Kit Club

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I started with some plain wood shapes (rectangle and deco) I had on hand.  I painted the rectangle and traced and cut out the deco on pretty paper from the Tres Jolie Kit.  Once I had the base set, it was time to create the layers on top!  First up was to use the Clear Scraps Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Small and the 5x9 Leaves Stencil.

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I used white acrylic paint first to create a light wash on the Clear Scraps Mason Jar Shiplap piece.  The top was painted with gray paint, and then brushed lightly with black, and I went back in with gray to create a distressed look.  Then a light green paint was used to make a little trail of leaves, using one of the leaf openings on the stencil.  I pounced with a foam applicator to get a soft mottled look.  This Clear Scraps piece set up the perfect background for the beautiful flowers.

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I fussy cut some of the leaves and added them along with flowers and enamel dots/sentiments along the path of the stenciled leaves.  You can see them just peeking out along the other pieces.  I also wanted to add a larger sentiment to the home decor piece, so I created a little rectangle of some of the Tres Jolie Kit pretty paper. 

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This was matted it on a piece of white cardstock and the "Happy Spring" sentiment was added.  Then more fussy cut flowers and other flowers and enamel dots were added to the corner to finish it off.  It's such a pretty spring home decor piece--makes me think of fresh cut flowers in a mason jar on the table.


Thank you so much for stopping by today and visit all week to see the inspiration from Clear Scraps and Tres Jolie Kit Club!!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Small, 5x9 Leaves Stencil

Other:  Tres Jolie Kit, ribbon, alpha (thickers), acrylic paint--white, gray, black, green, foam tape, glue.

The Fabric of Life Vintage Layout

Hi Craft Friends!!

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

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

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


and Mini Shaker Scallop Rectangle Click here 


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

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

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


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


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

Here's a closeup look!


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


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


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


Here's some more closeup photos!




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

Until next time, Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies Used:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Supplies Used:

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

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

Spring Has Sprung Home Decor

Hi Craft Friends!

Happy April! Spring is finally here! Where I live winter still wants to stick around. However, we can create spring projects to bring a touch of spring inside our homes. 

Today we'll be creating a spring wall decor piece. I'm using Clear Scraps Wood Slimline Deco 5x11 album Click here and Bunny mini pallet shape Click here 


We will use 2 total of the wood Slimline album pages (one with a Deco edge and the other long piece) you can save the other album pieces for a future project. The papers I chose to decorate my wood base are from Mintay "Beauty in Bloom" but you can use whatever spring themed papers you have on hand. 

To begin take your 2 Wood Deco album pieces and line up your holes with the Deco tab at the top right side, then taking some adhesive tape and Beacon glue, I attached both pieces together. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon, so your pieces won't come apart. Set aside to dry. 


Here's how it looks once glued together:


Now take out your mini Bunny pallet shape from your package. With a paintbrush I mixed some Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint and Cottage White together and applied over my bunny mini pallet shape. Let dry. 


Next taking a die from my stash, (Echo Park's Happy Easter) I diecut out a few tiny bows from scrap paper. I wasn't sure which bow I wanted to use so that's why I diecut more than one. I glued a small pompom on my bunny tail. Set this aside for now. I decided to use a multicolored bow and glued onto my bunny's neck. Then added a blue enamel dot in the center of my bow. 


Now take another patterned paper and trace around your wood Slimline Deco piece. Cut it out and line up on your scoreboard and score at 5 & 1/4 inches using your bone folder. Fold and crease. 


Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, i inked around the edges of my paper. Then using adhesive tape and Beacon glue, adhere your paper to your wood base. 


Now we can do some fussycutting and chose what pieces we want to use to decorate our home decor piece. I like to use a variety of embellishments including some sentiments. I inked all my pieces with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I like to play around with all my embellishments before adhering them down. 

I fussy cut out this floral wreath and using foam dots I adhered on the left side. Then using hot glue I adhered my mini Bunny pallet shape lining up his feet at the bottom edge of my wood piece and partially over the wreath. Here's a closeup!


I adhered one of the chipboard sticker sentiments over the Deco tab at the top. I fussy cut out some florals, bird and bird nest. I added foam dots to the backside if my floral piece. Taking the nest I cut a small slit at the top and tucked my bird's feet inside then glued in place. Here's a photo!


At the bottom left edge I adhered a fussycut element using foam dots. Here's a closeup!


To finish my project, I added acouple more chipboard sticker sentiments at the upper left corner.  I also like to apply a bit of Stickles Stardust glitter to my birds wings and some florals! And attached a metal hanger onto the back of my wood base. Now it's ready to hang and display! Here's my finished piece!


I hope I've inspired you to start creating your own Springtime Home Decor piece! These make wonderful gifts and something you can use year after year!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! We love to see your crafty makes! So please share on our Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all the newest products available Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue, adhesive tape, foam dots, Stickles Stardust glitter, metal hanger, Mintay papers, scoreboard, bone folder, Folkart Conch Shell and Cottage White acrylic paints. 


Easter Basket Chipboard Layout

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created for Easter (which is right around the corner!).  I  wanted to document this cute photo of my niece and nephew with their eggs from last year and thought using some Clear Scraps goodies would be perfect!  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used so you can recreate if you would like! 


To prepare my background, I  used the 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil and Crackle Paint across the areas where I  wanted to place my photo.  I  did not worry about perfect placement or filling in every space.  After I  was finished, I  set my page aside to dry. 


Taking the Easter Chipboard Script Word Title and Basket Chipboard Embellishment Shape, I  painted both with white acrylic paint and allowed to dry. 


Next, I  got out my Distress Oxide Inks and blending brushes to color my pieces.  For my basket, I used a nice blue Salvaged Patina (leaving the handle untouched).


For the Easter Chipboard Script Word Title, I used a nice soft pink color (Saltwater Taffy) for the chipboard.  


I adhered both pieces using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive;  here I  placed my title next to a journaling spot where I  stamped the date as well as added some small embellishments. 


I added some coordinating stickers to my basket as well as a cute ribbon for accent. 


Here is an up close shot of the dried Crackle Paste with the Plaids Mixer Stencil. 


Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; cardstock: Creative Memories, American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; paint: Deco Art; Distress Oxide Inks, pigment ink, Crackle Paste: Ranger; date stamp: Wild Whisper; stamps: Citrus Twist, Elles Studio; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics;  spray ink: October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; cut file: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome: misc: ribbon, thread

Recipe Memory-Dex DIY Wood Box

Hello friends! Its Jennifer back on the blog to share one of the Memory-Dex DIY Boxes with you! If you have not had a chance to create with these, you must try them! There are four different styles of boxes to choose from and both acrylic and chipboard dividers!  

After assembling my box, I  painted all sides (including the inside) with brown acrylic paint.  I  added a touch of water to  give it a "stained" look.  Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I  adhered patterned paper to the sides and front of the wood.  For accent, I  added the inside circle of the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to the front of the 6 Inch Regular Memory-Dex DIY Box.  



I  decorated the Vintage Chipboard Dividers using black acrylic paint and patterned paper on both sides.  I used these mainly for my accent divider cards. 





To separate out my recipes, I  used the Rounded Tab Chipboard Dividers as shown here.  


Since I  could not use regular size recipe cards, I  decided to type out my favorites onto tags and place them behind my dividers.  


For breakfast, I  created a pocket for my tags using the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider.



I tried to keep my embellishments simple and not overpower my dividers.  I  do love how the black makes the colors of the collection I  used pop! 








For my dinner tags, I did include one with favorite go to places that we love to eat out.  My husband is definitely the cook in our family! LOL 


Thank you for stopping by the blog! Hope this inspires you to create one of your own Memory-Dex DIY Boxes of your own! You can find all of the coordinating products by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, chipboard stickers, chipboard frames, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook.com; stapler: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; distress chalk ink: Quick Quotes; journaling pen:  American Crafts; typewriter: Brother; misc: seam binding

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.


Clear Scraps--Mixed Envelope Album--Good Times-Great Wine

Hello all!  Laura here today to share some ideas for the Clear Scraps Mixed Albums!

We recently went to a vineyard for a birthday celebration so I thought a mini album was a perfect way to remember the day!

Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Album_Good Times-Great Wine(1)The base album is the Clear Scraps Mixed Envelope Album which includes both chipboard and acrylic pages.  Don't be afraid of the acrylic!  It's super easy to work with and adds a fun touch to your album!  It also blends well with the shakers!  The Mini Shaker Wine Glass is perfect for this album, of course, but you can find a shaker to match almost any occasion in the Clear Scraps store!  You can check out all the different options HERE.  They are a great touch to personalize any project!

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Flowers and the hues of purple and pink blend just perfectly and the Clear Scraps Birthday Chipboard Word Title is painted with acrylic paint to match.  Love the ability to customize the embellishment to the project!  You can ink, stamp, or whatever!  This is another of the Clear Scraps items with a lot of possibilities!  Check them out HERE.

After these items were added, it was simple to finish off the album with a few stickers and pretty embellishments:

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Page 3 has a few chipboard embellishments and twine to add a little layered texture:

Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Album_Good Times-Great Wine 3(1)Foam tape is also great to use under some of your embellishments for visual interest!

Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Album_Good Times-Great Wine 4(1)Enamel dots are always a fun touch too!  Everything about these chipboard albums is playing to make it your own!

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The acrylic pages I left just a little acrylic peeking out.  You can also use alcohol inks or Staz-On inks.

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The embellishment in the bottom right was fussy cut out of paper.  Always fun to create your own embellishments!

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A journal box and a few stickers, then binder rings and ribbons, and this one is ready for my pictures!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mixed Envelope Album, Mini Shaker Wine Glass, Birthday Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Acrylic paint--purple, periwinkle, twine, enamel dots, foam tape, Simple Stories Simple Vintage Indigo Garden papers, stickers, chipboard, Picket Fence sequins.

Soft Bunny Pallet Display

I have an obsession with yarn lately.  Funny enough, I don't knit or crochet!  Hi, it's Maureen with you today, and I was looking for a reason to buy all the soft Spring colors of yarn in the stores.  Silly right?


Well, if you want to play with the fun yarn like me, what about making your very own fluffy soft bunny display?  I'm using the Medium Bunny Pallet for this project, along with a thin, white yarn.  My first step is to trace the pallet in a white card stock paper and apply that paper to the sides of the bunny to cover the gaps in the pallet.


Next, I slowly wrapped the pallet in the yarn, starting at the base just above the feet.  If the yarn slipped out of place, I took a little glue and applied it under the yarn.  


I kept wrapping the yard up to the ear bases and then continued wrapping around one of the ears until the top.  Trim off the yarn and proceed to wrap the second ear in the same way.


Continue the same steps for both feet, gluing as you go.  Trim a small piece to cover the gap between the ears and legs and glue it in place.


I'm adding a bow to the bunny by taking 3 separate strips of assorted ribbon and securing them in the middle with a short piece of yarn.  I trim the ends off and tie the bow to the neck of the bunny, slipping the yarn under a piece on the pallet.


Next, I'm using the Easter Chipboard Wood Title as a decor for the bunny's bow, and base-coating this in white acrylic paint.  Once dry, I've dusted the top of the title in pink Distress ink.  I attach this to the bow with a little dab of hot glue.

My bunny gets a fluffy tail pom pom and some assorted flower embellishments finish off my project.  This was so easy and came together in just minutes!  Oh, and he's soft and fun to boot!


Would you try something like this for the upcoming Easter holiday?  I can imagine this in so many different yarn colors.  Oops!   There I go again, dreaming about yarn, ha ha ha!  Remember - only a few simple supplies for this one...glue, the Bunny Pallet shape, ribbon, the Easter sentiment, a flower and pom pom, and of course...YARN.  Ha!

I hope you enjoy your Spring season!  Thanks for stopping by!


Spring Tabby Mixable Album

Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a mini album I created using the Tabby Mixable Album!  Being March, I  am definitely in the mood for warmer weather here in Central Illinois!  The Tabby Mixable Album is perfect for your favorite spring photos measuring 5.75 x 7 inches with 5 cascading pages alternating in acrylic and chipboard.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I used on my project! 


For my front cover, I  colored the acrylic using three coordinating alcohol inks starting with light pink at the top! I  then blended in a nice green followed by turquoise.  It doesn't have to be perfect and its always fun to mix up the colors! 


For my chipboard pages, I  painted the outside edges with black acrylic paint knowing I would be covering them with patterned paper. 


Here is the inside of my front cover where I  created a pocket with my sewing machine and patterned paper.  I then added tags and ephemera to add journaling at a later time. 

I  cut my background pieces to fit the chipboard just before the tabs so that they would show when my book is closed.  I  then added a spot for a 4x4 photo with white cardstock followed by adding ephemera and accents. 



For my next acrylic page, I  only added the turquoise alcohol ink to a small portion of the acrylic as shown. 


I  wanted to add some dimension to my acrylic so I  got out my favorite crackle paste and the 5x9 Circle Dot Patterns Mixer Stencil. I  used a spatula to apply my paste across the top and bottom of my page.  I  then set it aside to allow my paste to dry. 


Using the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, I  painted each of them black. I  ended up only using one in my book and decided to save the other for a later project.  


And here is the end result!  I  love how this page turned out!  


Here is a close up of the Crackle Paste with the Mixer Stencil! Love!  



Here is a photo of the backside of the previous page. I  love that you can get the effects of the alcohol ink and crackle on both sides. 



For the back cover, I added the pink pearlized alcohol ink.  I  then used White Cap Mixative and dropped randomly onto the pink for some contrast. I  then assembled my book with chrome book rings and added some seam binding for accent. 


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

Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker Shamrock--Lucky to Have You LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today with a LO that would be great for St. Patty's Day, or for any occasion that makes you feel "lucky".

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This LO starts with the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shamrock.  The paper for the background of the shamr
ock was a plain print, so I used the Clear Scraps 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil.

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Using a sponge applicator, I swirled a couple of green ink colors together to create this fun background pattern.  Before I was done, I added a border using this same stencil to continue this pattern in the LO.  It adds a nice extra touch to the plain background.

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Clear Scraps Mixer Stencils are so much fun to play with!  Use them with inks, paint, pastes, sprays!  Make sure to see all the stencil options available HERE.

To complete the shaker, I glued down the background, then added the frame layers to create the shaker (the top frame was painted with black acrylic paint). Before gluing the acrylic layer some of the Clear Scraps Glamour Sequins add a sparkly element.

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This is another item with so many options available in the Clear Scraps Store!  Find all the shaker filler HERE.

Clear Scraps makes LO titles easy too!  Their Chipboard Word Titles are easy to coordinate to your project using paint, stamps, inks, or any medium you'd like!

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This Lucky Chipboard Word Title was painted with black acrylic paint.  A few enamel dots were added around it to help highlight it.  A few extra touches of twine and ribbon finish this LO.  As with all the amazing embellishments you can find at Clear Scraps, the Chipboard Word Titles have a lot to offer to customize your LO's for any holiday or occasion!  Visit the HUGE selection available HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today! 


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Shamrock, 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil, Glamour Sequins, Lucky Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Black acrylic paint, scallop punch, black cardstock, Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes papers, twine, organza ribbon, enamel dots.

Enjoy the Little Things

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Now that the month of March has arrived, I have spring fever! Now's the perfect time to start creating those Springtime projects!

Today I have a Springtime Home Decor project to share. I'll be using several Clear Scraps products, including Rectangle wood shape (you can find all the wood products available including Shiplap shapes that would work just fine for this project Click here mini shaker mushroom Click here and Clear Scraps Scallop Chipboard border Click here

The paper collection I chose to use is from Graphic45 "Little Things " (the gnomes and garden fairies are too cute) I will be inking all my papers using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

To begin our project, I covered my wood base with one of the patterned papers and cut to measure 10 x 7 & 7/8 inches. Adhere to your base using Beacon glue. I recommend using a strong permanent glue such as Beacon. 

Now take your scalloped chipboard borders 20230305_134953
and cut apart one border. You can save the other scalloped border for a future project. Taking another coordinating paper, (I chose one of the border pieces from this collection) I cut to measure 10 inches. Then glue your paper onto your scalloped chipboard border, leaving about 1/4 inch of wood showing at the bottom. I trimmed away any excess paper at the top,  using an x-acto knife. Using your Clear Scraps sanding tool Click here or Distress tool, smooth out any rough edges.


Then glue your chipboard border piece at the top of your wood base. Set aside for now. 


 Now  let's begin to decorate and assemble our mushroom shaker. 


Remove your shaker pieces from your package. I applied some cream acrylic paint to the stem of my shaker piece. On the top mushroom cap piece, I applied some red acrylic paint. Let dry. 


Taking the bottom mushroom cap shaker piece,  I chose one of the patterned papers and traced around the mushroom cap. Cut out and glue your paper to your shaker base. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife and smooth any rough edges using your sanding tool. 


Take your next 2 bottom chipboard shaker pieces and glue in place on top of your bottom piece. Fill your shaker with glitter, beads, sequins (I used Clear Scraps Summer sequins) Click here


Peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic shaker piece before gluing in place. Lastly glue your top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking!


Now the fun part of planning how you want decorate your project and what embellishments you would like to add. I don't glue anything down onto my project, until I'm happy with their placement. 

I fussycut some images from several scrap papers.


Then I adhered my butterfly at the top of my mushroom shaker. I slightly bent my mushroom paper piece to create dimension. Then glued onto the bottom stem of my mushroom. The gnome I adhered foam dots to the back before adhering.  Here's a photo for you!


Now choosing one of the Journaling cards, I cut it out and then carefully torn around the edges. Then applied some Distress Ink along the edges. I adhered foam tape onto the back of my Journaling card and adhered on the left side of my wood base. Here's a closeup!


I cut out a border sentiment piece and glued along the bottom edge. I also fussycut some flower fairies and adhered them above my border sentiment using foam dots. The Butterflies i glued above the flower fairies and added a touch of Stickles Stardust glitter to their wings! Here's some closeups!


To finish up my project, I glued my mushroom shaker above the sentiment border, next to my flower fairies. I took one of the matching chipboard sentiments and frame (from this paper collection) and glued at the top, along with a gold pearl gem over the hole in my chipboard frame. I attached a metal hanger on the backside of my wood base. Now it's ready to display on your wall!


I thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! I hope I've inspired you to start creating a Springtime project to decorate your home! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafting supplies and see all the newest products available for purchase!

Till next time, Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, paper trimmer, Distress or sanding tool, Graphic45 pearl gems, Graphic45 Little Things paper collection, Stickles Stardust glitter , Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs 

Birthday Cake Mini Shaker Album

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a fun mini album I created!  I  have a group of friends from high school that have remained close into adulthood.  This year everyone (except me) is turning 50! One weekend a few of us went to Indiana to spend time with our friend, Michelle, to help her celebrate!  I used the Chipboard Banner Album for my book and love how it turned out!  


For the front of my album, I used the Birthday Cake Mini Shaker Shape as the accent of my page.  I painted it a bright pink and added fun sequins to the center!  I  then adorned the top with die cut numbers.  


Also, each page was  painted with white acrylic paint before adding any paper or embellishments.  For the inside of my front cover, I left an area for journaling. I'm not sure if I'm going to go back and add some thoughts or allow my friend to.  


Each page is big enough to fit a 4x4 or 4x6 horizontal photo!  I  tend to mat my photos onto white cardstock because I  like the way it looks. 



Here, I  created an extra page using some patterned paper and my Scor-Pal.  I  created a flap to hide photos and journaling as you can see in the next picture.  



Here are photos of the rest of my album!  




We turned into pumpkins at midnight and were back in the hotel in our pajamas!  LOL  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope this inspires you to create a mini album about a fun event you've recently attended!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, foam shapes, brads, enamel dots, chipboard stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Scrapbook.com, Beacon; paint: FolkArt; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, seam binding, thread

Lucky Shamrock Mini Shaker Layout

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a St. Patrick's Day themed layout I created!  I've been hanging on to this sweet photo of my son from kindergarten (he's a junior in high school now!) and wanted to scrap him with his rainbow hat and lucky t-shirt!  Sure miss those days!  


I got out my green acrylic paint to color the Lucky Chipboard Script Word Title. I then set it aside to allow it to dry.  



Using the same paint, I  added a coat to the top chipboard frame and the edges of the middle two chipboard frames of the Shamrock Mini Shaker Shape.  


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered patterned paper to the Chipboard Frame of my shaker.  I  cut away any excess paper with scissors and followed up using my x-acto knife and sanding tool. 


Once I  had my fun sequins inside my shaker and acrylic overlay glued, I  clipped my pieces all together for a firm hold while everything dried.  


Taking my top Chipboard Frame, I  added embossing ink and  a fun green glitter embossing powder.  I wanted to give my shaker a little bling!  


Before assembling my page, I  used the 5x9 Circle Dots Patterns  Mixer Stencil with Crackle Paste in random area for some dimension. 



And here is my shaker all assembled and glued along with my Lucky Chipboard Script Word Title!  


Here is a close up of the Crackle Paint with the Mixer Stencil; I  added some hand punched circles as well to my page. I  did not have a lot of this collection left and wanted to incorporate as much color as I  could. 

I  cut out a journaling spot from a 3x4 card in the collection and tucked it into my strip of patterned paper.  



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

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock, journaling pen: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Scrapbook.com, Beacon; paint: DecoArt; crackle paste, embossing ink, embossing powder:  Ranger; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread