Girl Mouse Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy July! It's Jennifer here to share a layout I  created with one of the Mini Shaker Shapes that were released this past January! However 14 new designs were just debuted this past week so be sure to check them out!  If you are a fan of all things Disney then you will love the Girl Mouse Mini Shaker!  I  used it as the main accent on my layout from our trip to WDW in 2018.  


I'm going to show you how I   assembled my shaker!  I  began by painting the top frame as well as the edges of the middle two frames with black acrylic ink (I  always adhere my middle frames together before painting).  


While allowing my paint to dry, I  selected a background patterned paper to adhere to my chipboard base. I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and then trimmed away excess paper with scissors. Using an x-acto knife and sanding tool helps to smooth out any rough edges.  


Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I  adhered the two middle chipboard frames to the base.  I  was then ready to add sequins to the center of my shaker; it helps to not add too much as well as try to keep them centered so they do not end up glued to the sides. 


Next, I  used adhesive around the chipboard to place the acrylic piece followed by the top chipboard frame. I  then added a light coat of black acrylic paint around the edges of my shaker to give it a finished look. 


I  glued my shaker with the Beacon Adhesive to ensure a secure hold.  


You can see I  added sticker and chipboard embellishments around my shaker to accent. 



I  also added a cute sticker banner to the top right corner and stitched through with my sewing machine. 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Again please check out the new shakers by going HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard: Echo Park Paper; paint: DecoArt; spray mist: Studio Calico, Maya Road; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; ink: Ranger; stamp: American Crafts; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Making Memories; cardstock: Bazzill; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments -- Footprints

Hello everyone! 

Summer is right around the corner, and though vacations

might be a little different this year for some of us, I'm planning

a "staycation" playing in my craft space and scrapbooking

some vacation memories, so I can remember the quiet,

calm, and peaceful,  time at the beach.  And this month,

Clear Scraps is playing along with Tape Runner Adhesive,

it's perfect for the LO I'm sharing with you today!

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This started with a blank piece of white cardstock, and I used

acrylic paint and the Clear Scraps 6" Spiral stencil.

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I went randomly around the edges using a foam brush and

the blue acrylic paint to create my own patterned paper border.

I decided I wanted a little more of a beachy feel for the border,

so I used the foam brush to create wispy areas of color.

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I just used the brush after I stenciled with the tiniest bit

of paint on it and brushed it on between the stenciled

shapes.  Less is definitely more when you are using the 

foam brush and paint!  In the bottom corner of the LO,

don't you love that little beach scene?

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The umbrella and adirondack chair come in the same

set, the Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment.   You

cut them free from the frame they come in, and then

paint, or whatever you'd like. 

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A little sand mixed with glossy accents made the perfect

spot for the chair and umbrella to sit and finish this LO.

Want to see all the fun chipboard embellishment options?

You can find them all in the Clear Scraps Store HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  6" Spiral Stencil,

Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Speckled Egg Distress Paint, orange, yellow and white

acrylic paint, Reminisce Summertime paper,

Bella Blvd alpha, enamel dots, foam tape, Tape Runner


Clear Scraps FlipFlop Shaker--You & Me LO

Hi there everyone!!  How's everybody doing? Hopefully

finding some crafty fun time!  Laura here with you today

sharing a LO using one of the new Clear Scraps Shakers!

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How adorable are those little flip flops?!!  There are so many

cute new shakers that just came out from Clear Scraps, and

there are even more due out soon!  So excited!  If you've

never played with their shakers before, give them a try!

You can paint them, ink them, stamp on them and so much

more!  And then you can fill them with your favorite sequins,

or beads, I was wishing I had some cute would that

be in the flip flops?!!  You can find the flip flops in the Clear

Scraps store HERE.  If you want to peruse ALL of the new

shakers you can look HERE.  And make sure to check back in the

next few weeks, because there are a lot of new ones coming soon!

Here's a little bit of a closer view, where you can see on this

particular shaker, I used 2 different colors of acrylic paint,

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I generally paint all the outer edges using a foam applicator,

then I go back with a brush to do the more detailed work on

the straps of the flip flops.  You could make them all one color

of course, I just like the contrast, and it brings in 2 different

colors from the papers I used for this scrapbook page.  I added

some beads and some sequins (I like to mix it up!) and a few

stickers on top of the flip flops using some foam tape.

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I kept the other embellishments on this page light to keep

the adorable flip flop shaker as the definitely the star!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired

to give the Clear Scraps Shakers a try!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Flip Flops

Other:  G45 Ocean Blue, blue and cream acrylic paint,

foam tape, adhesive, walnut stain distress ink, sequins, beads.


Adding Chipboard to your Scrapbook Pages

Summer Greetings!  Chris here and usually about now we are on vacation.   Always the 1st or second week of June!  One of our favorite vacation spots is Disney World. This year we were supposed to just be celebrating my oldest daughters wedding and they we supposed to be honeymooning in Disney!  But alas this year, the virus seems to have put a damper on a lot of those plans.  No vacations and the wedding postponed. But I can still scrap those memories from previous Disney trips.   This  photo I love, it shows all 3 kids on our last full family vacation as the 5 of us! 
The layout features Clear Scraps Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishments and Clear Scraps 2018 Chipboard Word Title.  And this month we are all playing along with Tape Runner! All this combined with some Simple Stories papers and Disney punches and die cuts. 
Start by painting both of the chipboard pieces and set aside to dry. 
Assemble the layout using Tape Runner to assemble your page and to add your punched border. 


 Adhere patterned paper to background.



Add die cuts and fussy cut images to layout.

 Add painted chipboard to layout to finish.



I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Chipboards.

Paw Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Monday!  Jennifer here today to share a layout I  created using one of the new Mini Shaker Shape!  We adopted a dog from a local rescue this past January and I  wanted to scrap a photo of him! The Paw Mini Shaker Shape makes the perfect embellishment!


I  used black acrylic paint to cover the top frame of my Mini Shaker as well as the edges of the two middle frames. 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered patterned paper to the base chipboard of the shaker.  I  cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using my x-acto knife.  I  then used a sanding tool to smooth edges around my shape. 


Before I  finished assembling my shaker, I  added tiny star and heart sequins to the open spaces of the shaker.  Next, I  adhered the acrylic piece followed by the top chipboard frame.  Using a solvent based adhesive such as Beacon works best with the acrylic and chipboard. I  also used my Beacon to adhere my shaker to the page to ensure it would stay put. 


I  used this fun title cut on my Silhouette and backed with patterned paper. I  even left a few letters blank to allow the background paper to show through. I  adhered the entire title down again with my Beacon Adhesive. 


Here are two close ups of my layout showing additional embellishments as well as my cute dog's face! 



Thank you for stopping by the blog!  Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, flair, chipboard, enamel shapes: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; paint: DecoArt; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; border punch: EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; die cut machine: Silhouette; cut file: Cut 2 You; sequins: Recollections; journaling pen: American Crafts; stapler: Tim Holtz;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic LO--Let's Go

Hi everyone!!  Laura here with you today!

I've got an acrylic LO I'm sharing that has a fun

stamped and stenciled background!

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The base is one of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheets from Clear Scraps.

These are completely clear so you can paint, stamp, stencil, use

alcohol inks, or even just used patterned paper to create a fun look.

To start you peel off one side of the protective covering (I leave the

other side on until I'm finished with the project to keep it nice and

clean).  Then I took some green acrylic paint and the Clear Scraps

6" Spiral stencil.  I dabbed the paint thru the stencil.

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A good rule of thumb is doing this in threes.  And also

putting part of the stencil off the page for at least one

or two of the stenciled shapes.   After I let the stenciled

patterns dry a bit.  Then I used a similar stamp shape

to come in with a different complementary paint color

(I used gray) to add a little extra pattern and depth.

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You can see the gray stamped shape just peeking out here.

The stamped and stenciled images are around the outer

edges so the make a great frame for the pretty papers and

of course, the focal point, the picture.  Some cute stickers

frame it out and create a great title for the page.   I also

added a few stickers and embellishments to the centers of

the circles.  They could have stayed plain, but I'm always a

fan of more embellishments.....haha!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I hope you're inspired to try your own acrylic sheet LO to

scrapbook some of those memories.  The are a fun option

to the same old background.  Especially since using these,

you can create any background your imagination can think up!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheets, 6" Spiral Stencil

Other:  acrylic paint--green, gray.  Photo Play

Boarding Pass stickers, papers.  Enamel dots, adhesive.

Birthday Cake Chipboard Layout

Hello friends! Happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here to share a layout I  created with one of the new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  They make for a great accent on a page or front of a mini album!  I  had these cute photos of my niece from her recent birthday and used the Birthday Cake Chipboard Embellishment Shape


I  began by painting my chipboard with white acrylic paint.  I  then used glitter pink embossing powder on the base of the cake while using gold on the "flame" portions. Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  backed the chipboard with a floral print pattern paper.  I  then cut away excess paper with scissors and my x-acto knife. 


Showing a couple close ups of the rest of my page! I  love layering embellishments and adding additional colors into my project.  



Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill;  punch: Fiskars; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; embossing ink, archival ink, embossing powder: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; stamp: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


"You had me at Hello" Acylic Layout

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout that I created using the 12x 12 Acrylic Sheets.

I created this in celebration of my upcoming anniversary with my husband.

This is celebrating our 32rd year together, we met in 1988!  Boy does that seem like a very long time!

Enough of that lets get to my project!

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The products I used in my project are the 12x12 Acrylice Sheet, Circledots Chipboard Embellishment, and

the 4x6 "You had me at Hello" stencil.


I layered my pattern paper to the acrylic sheet.  My second layer I added some lace to one edge.

I layerd a heart paper doily to the top left corner, which I distress with ink.

I added another layer of pattern paper, and added more lace to the left hand side.


I used the stencil on the photo mat, putting the hello at the bottom and

"you had me at" to the right hand side going down.


I used the chipboard embellshment over my photo, which I used distress ink

to darken it up and used some glossy accents to all the dots.

I finished it off with some other embellishments form my stash.

I can put this in an album, since its fairly flat, or hang it on the wall.

Love how it has turned out!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)

Layout with Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishments

Hello and happy weekend! It's Jennifer here to share another wonderful Clear Scraps new release!  There are 16 new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes that were debuted at Creativation last week!  Today I'm showcasing the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishments that I  used on a layout. I  thought they were perfect to go with a photo I  took of my daughter while we were in LA this past summer!


I  began by painting my chipboard with chalk paint in off white (Sheepskin is the exact color). I didn't worry about perfect coverage because my paint is the base color. 


Next, I  used both glitter pink and blue embossing powders to add bling to my chipboard.  Again, I  allowed imperfections in my coverage to let the off white chalk paint show through.  


I  cut a floral circle wreath with my Silhouette and white cardstock to place around my photo. Then using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered my Fancy Chipboard Butterflies to my layout.  



I  also used the die cut butterflies included in the collection I  used to accent around my photo along with enamel dots. 


Here are a couple more photos of my page. You can see I  used pop dots on two of the butterflies to add dimension (I'm a big fan of pop dots!). 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all of the new Chipboard by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, chipboard, foam letters: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock:  Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollection; paint: FolkArt; sewing machine: Janome; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: thread

2020 Mini Shaker Shape

Hello friends! Hope you are enjoying all of the new Clear Scraps products that are being debuted this week!  Today I'm sharing a layout I  created using the new 2020 Mini Shaker Shape!


I  used the Shaker for my title of my page; what a great way to list goals for the coming year!  I  painted the top frame of the Shaker with black paint and adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base. I  then filled with  coordinating sequins from my stash. 


I  typed out a list of items I'd like to achieve (or stop doing) this year with my electric typewriter and patterned paper from the collection I  used.


Here, I  layered embellishments around my photo using pop dots to give dimension. 


I  used a favorite hand punch to create pennants to layer at the top of my photo. To secure, I  added a small staple. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog!  Be sure to check out more inspiration from our design team these next few weeks!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, flair, chipboard: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; stapler: Tim Holtz; hand punch: Fiskars; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, typewriter. 

Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Flashback Faves!

Hey there everyone and Happy New Year!  Laura here today!

Wow, a whole new decade!  A perfect time to reflect on

the past few years, and in the case of Clear Scraps, a

few of my very favorite Acrylic 12x12 LO's created!

A perfect way to remember my son's graduation.

The word family is one of the XL Script Words from

Clear Scraps which are always fun to work with!

Want more details about this LO?  You can find the

original post HERE.

Next up, some beach and mixed media fun.  Who

doesn't want a little sunshine in January?!

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So fun to create this one!  Used alcohol inks, lots of

layers, and the perfect chipboard embellishments

and acrylic embellishments from Clear Scraps!

More details on the blog HERE if you missed it!

The next Acrylic LO is a fave from October

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Not only are there some super cute chipboard

embellishment bats from Clear Scraps on this LO,

and I created a custom overlay using one of the super

cute Halloween themed stencils from Clear Scraps!

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new

this year!  You can find all the stencils in the store HERE.

And if you'd like the info on how it was created, you

will find the blog post HERE.

Sharing one more with you today,

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This Acrylic LO showcases the fact you can also keep

it super clean and simple, just a few mats and layers,

creates a fun LO to showcase a special picture or memory.

This one has another example of stencils, and yes, you can

use the amazing Clear Scraps shakers too!  This one is the

cute Mini Shaker Shovel, and there are so many more!

Don't be afraid to use them on your scrapbook pages!

Want to see more?  You can find all the shakers HERE.

And you can find the info on this LO on THIS POST.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back tomorrow....going to share more faves!

Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Hot Chocolate Weather

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little

winter love created on a Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.


The clear acrylic sheets are fun to create with, you can change

the backgrounds, layer, do anything you want and one of my

favorite things is to create a sort of overlay out of it.


I took this picture on a dark background so it was

easier to see how I brushed the edges of the acrylic

sheet with white acrylic paint to make the edges

look "frosted".  Perfect for a winter LO.  You could

do more, use a stencil, or even stamp if you'd like,

this is one of the reasons the acrylic sheets are so

versatile and fun to create with!  I've also created

LO's using alcohol inks.  It's really only limited

by your imagination.  And to create the base for

your photo, you just start layering up your pretty

patterned papers as you would on any LO you

normally create on paper or cardstock.  Just

use your favorite strong adhesive and layer away.


Blank chipboard pieces are a great way to create your

own matching embellishments, and can add a lot to

your LO's.  Clear Scraps has so many to choose from

in their store!  Here I used the Coffee Mug Chipboard

Embellishment.  It looks oh so cute sitting next to that

journal box that was a part of the paper collection I

used, and by using a few scraps from that collection,

I was able to create a perfect match!  Simple to just

trace and cut out, then glue to the chipboard.  I like to

ink up the edges to give it a more finished look.  Want

to check out all the different options in the store?

You'll find them all right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet,

Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Celebrate Winter,

ribbon, twine, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink,

white acrylic paint, enamel dots, adhesive,

red cardstock.

Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Spooky Halloween

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a little

spooktacular Halloween LO!  Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 sheets

and 4x6 stencils combine to create some spooky Halloween fun!

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One of the things I love about the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets, is all of

the different ways you can use them!  This time, I created my own custom

overlay to match my pictures and papers!  You start by peeling off the

protective layers that keep the acrylic nice and clean, and then choose

a stencil that fits your particular project.  I chose the 4x6 Pumpkin Faces

which matched up with my pictures perfectly!

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Then I sponged the black acrylic paint around the stencil in the

bottom corners of the sheet (flipping the stencil over to give mirror

images, of course).  Using the same paint, and also some green

acrylic paint, I brushed that around the edges of the acrylic sheet too.

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So darn cute, right??!!  And that's how easy it is to create your own

custom overlay for your scrapbook pages!  There are a ton of 4x6 stencils

to chose from, you can find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE.

I used a few scraps of paper to decorate the front of the acrylic sheet, and

 then put a full sized sheet of paper behind it to make the pumpkins pop.

The adorable little Clear Scraps Bats Chipboard Embellishments

are a great addition to the sticker embellishments on the page,

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So easy, just black paint and a brush of gray paint around the edges.

I thought I'd show you the difference, if you wanted it plain you could

do that, but I think the gray around the edges make the bat stand out.

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Super spooky cuteness on the finished page!  Love the chipboard

and again, sooooooo many choices in the Clear Scraps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic 12x12 Sheet, 4x6 Pumpkin Faces Stencil,

Bats Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Black, green and gray acrylic paint, adhesive,

Photo Play All Hallows Eve paper and stickers.

Grandkids Photo Frame

Hi Everyone!

Today I am bringing you a very special project.

I am proud to be a grandmother to 3 wonderful little grand daughters.

They are my whole world!

So I am super excited to show you today's project.

I have taken the Grandkids Birch Wood Frame and made it something special!


Let me take you through my process on how I altered this frame.

I first started off by painting the frame with ivory paint.  I inked the edges with

distress inks.  I used 2 different colors.

Where the photos will go, I used some pattern paper from my stash.

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The heart and the rectangle photo slots are 2 pieces, so I took the top piece and adhered the pattern paper.

Once I cut out the insides, I used that as mats for my photos (which I am waiting for this years school photos).

Once they had time to dry, I added some ivory colored pearls to the insides of the frames.

The top part of each frame is open to slide my photos in.  This way I can change them out as the girls grow.

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I added some flowers and pearl sprays from my stash.  I also added some butterflies that I inked

and layered them together.  I added glossy accents to the top butterfly.

I love how this has turned out and can't wait to but their photos in it.

I will be hanging this in my craftroom.

Thanks for stopping and you can get yours at Clear Scraps online store!!


Kim :)



Beach Time vacation layout

Hello, friends! Leah here with you today sharing another layout this month. My daughter recently went to the beach so I have a lot of fun photos to play with! These two are my favorites from her trip, and I knew Clear Scraps products would be the perfect way to show them off.


On this layout I have used:
Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet
Clear Scraps 6" Bubbles Stencil
Clear Scraps Coral Chipboard Embellishment
and I didn't have this stencil in my stash, but wish I had - Clear Scraps 4x6 Sunrise Stencil (I used my electronic cutter to create mine, it came out ok)

I started by using white cardstock, gesso, and spray inks to create my background. I adhered that to the 12x12 acrylic sheet, then masked the 6" Bubbles onto the background using course gel texture.


The texture is divine! I covered it up a little more than I had planned, whoops.

I then used my makeshift sunray stencil and applied that to the layout.

Once that dried I added my large title I cut using my Silhouette.

I then added the Chipboard Coral and my photos.

Here's a look at the layout just lying on my glass table.


Have a great week!
Leah Crowe

Other Supplies Used:
Silhouette Came Files: #295413 - BeachTime; 47228 - Sunburst; 79245 - Sea Creatures
Pattern Paper: Echo Park; Basic Grey; Christy Tomlinson
Cardstock: Recollections
Gesso, Spray Ink, Paint
Simple stories and American Craft ephemera/alpha