Heart/Paw Mini Shaker Layout

Happy Friday friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I created using one of the fun Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shapes! They are great to use on layouts, cards, mini albums; just about any project!  The Heart/Paw Mini Shaker is perfect for a page all about our black lab mix Henry!  


I began with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock for my background.  Using the 12 Inch Cloud Mascil I lightly spritzed the cardstock with blue spray ink. You can go as light or dark  as you prefer. For my layout I didn't want the blue to overpower the rest of my colors so was sparing with my spray.  


For my shaker, I painted the top chipboard frame with black acrylic paint and filled with multi colored sequins.  I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the back to adhere to my page as you want a strong bond to hold your embellishment.


Here is a close up of the spray ink + Mascil on my cardstock.  Clear Scraps stencils are a great way to add dimension to your projects!  I also added strips of patterned paper as well as a border sticker to create contrast. 


Adding small embellishments such as stickers and enamel dots can be great accents to your page!  I will also "pop up" embellishments with foam tape for additional dimension. 



Placing stickers or die cuts on top of your photos is a fun way to add a pop of color to your page! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Mini Shaker Shapes including what's new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots: Bella Blvd; cardstock, chipboard letters: American Crafts; spray inks: Studio Calico, Tattered Angels; stapler: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sequins: Recollections; paint: DecoArt; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread

Romantic Wedding Acrylic Layout

Hi there Crafters!

Dana here and I've got a Wedding Layout project to share. I'm using Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape


The papers I chose for this layout are from Graphic45 "Romantique" collection. I wanted to create an elegant but heritage look to my layout so these papers were perfect. I know some of you may feel intimidated to work with acrylic sheets. But it's really quite easy. 

First off I chose one of the papers for my background. It's easier when you know what color palette you want to work with. I took a piece of black cardstock and diecut a frame, using my diecutting machine.


Then I took some Pebeo Gold gliding wax, and lightly rubbed a tiny bit over my diecut frame. A little gliding wax goes a long way. So be careful not to use too much. This wax will give you a pretty gold shimmer to your frame. 


Next I took my photo and matted it onto one of the coordinating papers from the pack. Set your photo  aside for now. Take your acrylic sheet and peel off the protective film on each side. Then adhere your background paper on top of your acrylic sheet. Then I added a piece of lace trim on the top edge of my background paper, being careful not to get any glue on your acrylic sheet. Then I added my photo to my frame using some foam dots. I also added pop dots to the back of my diecut frame. This will add some dimension to your layout. Adhere your photo frame in the center of your layout.  I cut out 3 of the stamps in the collection, inked the edges and using pop dots I adhered them to the upper right hand of my layout. I also fuzzy cut a few roses, inked the edges then glued them to the top part of my diecut frame.


I fussy cut out the bride image, inked around the edges and adhered to the bottom right corner of my layout using pop dots. I adhered some Prima and Graphic45 flowers to the bottom right corner. Fussy cut out a few butterflies and glued them onto my page. You can add any embellishments you like, I chose some Prima crystals and a Love chipboard sticker, a string of pearls to the bride's necklace. I like to tuck in a few small pearls in between my flowers.

To finish my layout I added some Stickles Diamond glitter to the bride's veil and my butterfly wings.  I brushed some Luna paste "Golden Sand" over my rose petals. I adhered a metal key to the left side of my layout.  Lastly I inked the edges of my acrylic shape with Spectrum Noir Rose Gold metallic ink.




I hope I've inspired you to get out your photos and create your own acrylic layout! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting supplies and see all the newest products. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps TypePad blog today! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! See you soon!


Other Supplies used: Spectrum Noir Rose Gold metallic ink, Stickles glitter Diamond, Graphic 45 Le Romantique collection, Graphic 45 flowers, Prima crystals and Anna Griffin diecut frame.





This is Us Layout by Maya

Greetings! Maya on the blog today here to share this 8.5 x 11 layout using a film strip chipboard and This is Us chipboard word title! I also used the 6'' XOXO stencil for the background. The chipboards are great to use on the layouts and they definitely gave this layout a dimensional look. I love how it turned out! 

I started by using a 8.5 x 11 white paper and I backed my photos with patterned paper. Next, I added some watercolor splatter effect to the background by using Distress Oxide Ink.

I decided to paint the chipboards with some colors so that they match the colors of the patterned papers I chose.



For the background, I also applied XOXO stencil with ink blending technique by using distress oxide ink and blending foams.


After I finished the background, I used double sided adhesive tape to adhere the papers and glued the chipboard with tacky glue. Also, I added extra touches by using small embellishments like patterned stickers and punched out hearts.












Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to use chipboard embellishments and chipboard word titles on your project. Have a great weekend! Blessing.

Additional products used:
Patterned Papers: Echo Park (Just Be You Collection)
Stickers: Echo Park (Jest Be You Collection) & Tim Holtz (Small Talk Stickers)
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (Festive Berries)
Adhesive: Double Sided Tape & Aleene's Tacky Glue

Love Large Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello and happy Friday! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a project I did for Valentines Day since its this weekend.  Whether you celebrate or not, its still fun to document the people in your life that mean the most to you!  I created a layout using the Love Large Chipboard Embellishment and am going to show you my technique! 


I cut the letters away from the chipboard frame they are packaged in ensuring to snip any excess tabs.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of each letter.  

Using scissors, I trimmed excess paper followed by using an x-acto knife and a sanding tool to smooth edges.  Because I wanted more of a distressed look, I did not overly concern myself with making sure each edge was perfect. I would also usually "clean up" edges by adding paint to the sides but decided to forego this step.

I adhered my letters again using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive arranging them as shown.  You can see I tried to use contrasting patterns for each letter. 

For accent, I added die cut floweres and hearts around my photo using pop dots to give dimension. 

Also, small stickers or enamel dots are  wonderful additions to your project.Clear_Scraps_Love_Large_Chipboard_Embellishment_layout6


Thank you for reading today! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard shapes: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Crate Paper; spray ink: Tattered Angels; stapler: Tim Holtz, Teresa Collins; stamp: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; healing mat: Creative Memories; misc: thread, vellum, sanding tool, x-acto knife

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic and Stencils--Wintertime LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!  Who's ready for winter crafting?

January is a good time to do some crafting, and I love creating some winter LO's in

advance to have ready for all of those winter pictures!

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This LO started with a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet from Clear Scraps.  Using aqua acrylic

paint and the Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil I stenciled pretty snowflakes

all around the border of the acrylic sheet to create a wintery background.

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So just moving the stencil around the border at different angles, applying paint

with a sponge brush.  The finished design has a nice soft pattern of snowflakes.

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After playing with different placement, I decided to turn the page to have the

snowflakes along the top and the bottom of the page.  Then I started layering

on the papers and stickers.  I used some fun wintery chipboard pieces to add

a little more interest.

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These pretty snowflakes match the stencil how fun is that??!!  They are the

Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps!!  You can

cut them apart, but I left them attached to make a nice corner framing piece. 

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I also used the Clear Scraps Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishment.  I painted it

black and dotted on just a little touch of "snow".  I think the black paint makes

it look like a silhouette and makes them pop on the page.   Clear Scraps has so

many wonderful chipboard pieces to paint, ink, spray, stamp, you can let your 

creativity fly!!  You can find all of the different chipboard pieces HERE in the

Clear Scraps store.  Lots to choose from for different holidays, seasons, and more!

If you're looking for something new to try to spice up your crafting or scrapbooking,

make sure to peruse all the goodies in the Clear Scraps store--try something new!

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


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil,

Nordic Snowflake and Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  acrylic paint--aqua, white, black, Crystal Stickles,

Echo Park Celebrate Winter papers and stickers, enamel dots,

red cardstock. 

Simple Collage Frame

Hello and good morning to you, This is Dora, and I hope you are in great spirits this morning!! We are going to build a simple family frame with the square Printer Tray Frame.

This will be super easy and quick. Makes a wonderful gift for someone you love or a close friend. The tray comes with the back piece and three layering pieces. For future reference, we are using one of the layering pieces at a time when adding embellishments or photos to give a staggered look. Hope you enjoy and let's get started!! 

Here is a close up of the final frame....


For this project, I did not use the acrylic piece that comes with it. I left it out, because I wanted everyone to see the depth in the frame. 

First I took the very top layering piece and painted it bronze. Very easy - very simply.


Next - I took the back piece and a sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper (my favorite autumn colors), measured, cut, and glued it to the back piece. This will show through in the spaces without photos. 


Here I have chosen the photos and the cut-out images from the paper pad to add some autumn flare to the piece. I have arranged them in the boxes I would like to see them in. The first (not the one we painted) layering piece, I have glued to the background. Before adding the next one, I am making sure this is where I want the other pieces. Once they are set, I add a matt to the back of the photos I want on this section and glue them to the layering piece. I them add one of the cut-outs in the top left corner. 


As you can see with the photos, I am doing the layering in stages to give it that depth. Now that the top left, top center, and bottom center are in place, I glue another layering piece (not the one we painted) on top. Once that is dried, I now add photos to the middle left and the middle right. Along with those, I am have added an image cut-out on the bottom right corner, to balance out the frame. 


When everything is ready to go, I have now glued down the final layering piece, yes now the one we painted lol !! I have added some clips to ensure it stays in place!


The final step is to embellish the frame and you may do so however you like. I have kept this simple and neat. Just a few autumn embellishments to bring the colors together. I have it hanging in my Livingroom right now and love how it looks against the beige colored walls. 

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Thank you so very much for joining me this morning and I hope that you had as much fun as I did creating something beautiful. I hope you have a very blessed day! Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! Until next time, think outside your box, and remember - if you don't like to color in the lines - make your own lines!


Halloween Shaker Layout

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana here! I have a Halloween scrapbook layout to share. Halloween is just around the corner so I wanted to create a layout that I could display all month.

Have you seen all the variety of shakers available from Clear Scraps! These shakers are high quality chipboard and so easy and fun to assemble. For this project I chose to use the Bat Mini Shaker. You can check them out Here


For the base of my scrapbook layout, I used one of the Clear Scraps XL Scallops , which I had left over from a previous project. But you can use any acrylic sheet from Clear Scraps. You can find them Here.

First off I mixed some orange and lime green glitter along with black glass glitter. Then took my acrylic sheet and applied craft glue along the scallop edges. Then sprinkled the glitters onto the glue. Shake off sny excess glitter. I did a small section at a time careful not to apply too much glue. Continue this process until finished. Set aside to dry. 

While you wait, take your bat shaker pieces apart. Paint the top piece of your shaker with black acrylic paint. 


Then take your last piece of chipboard shape and trace onto your patterned paper. Cut out with an exacto knife and smooth any edges with your distress tool. Glue paper onto your chipboard shaker piece. 


Now glue the next two chipboard layers one on top of the other. Then fill your shaker with confetti or anything you like. Then peel off the protective layer on your acrylic shape and glue down onto previous layer. Finish off by gluing the top painted layer in place. Do not shake until glue dries. After your shaker dries you can carefully add black  paint around your shaker edges. Let dry. 


While drying you can work on your layout design. I chose a base paper, sentiments, a photo and stickers. I used glue dots to attach my scrapbook paper to my acrylic sheet. Added my embellishments. Used foam dots to the back of my sentiment to add dimension. Then glued my Bat shaker to my layout. 






I hope you enjoyed this project today. Make sure you visit the Clear Scraps website to see all the new Shakers and other products available for purchase. Click Here

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! See you soon! Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Scrapbook papers, stickers, Assorted Glitters, Finnibair Pitch Black Glass Glitter. Beacon 3-1 Glue

Clear Scraps Bat Swirl Stencil--Candy Cutie LO

Hello everyone!  Laura here with some inspiration for you today!

I've got a fun Halloween LO to share with you using the Clear Scraps

4x6 Bat Swirl Stencil to create a fun border.

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I love cute and simple don't you?  This one is just a few layers of different

patterned papers but to make a stand out piece that anchors everything,

the border was created on plain orange cardstock with the Bat Swirl stencil.

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I used a sponge applicator to apply a light pounce of black acrylic paint

to keep the look a little distressed for more of a spooky Halloween look. 

I positioned the stencil a few different ways as I moved it to make the

pattern look more random.  You can see the angle of the stencil in the

picture, it's not just straight up and down, tho you could do that too. 

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After I got the look I liked, I went back with the sponge applicator to

brush around the edges of the border to add a little more depth and

interest to the softer bats and swirls.  This frames it and makes that

part "pop" a bit more.  A few scattered stickers and enamel dots added

a nice finishing touch and tied it into the rest of the LO.


It's honestly so much fun to play with stencils like this!  Sometimes I just

take a scrap piece of paper and play.  You can try different looks with paint,

or an ink, or spray mist, or markers, or?  Get creative!  If you like the look,

you can save it to use later for a border or accent on a LO or home decor.

You can find all of the different stencils in the Clear Scraps store HERE

There are lots of them to choose from--so many ideas!


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


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: 4x6 Bat Swirl Stencil

Other:  Orange cardstock, black acrylic paint, twine, enamel dots,

Doodlebug Candy Carnival paper and stickers.

Halloween Mini Shakers Layout

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I  created using two of the new Mini Shaker Shapes! I  love Halloween and was excited to see the Boo and Spider Mini Shaker Shapes!  


I  started with using black and orange Distress Spray Ink on a sheet of 12x12 white cardstock with the 12 Inch Spider Web Mascil.  You can use as much spray ink as you desire depending on what kind of end effect you want. 


Here is a close up of the end result of my background! I love that there is a good mixture of both orange and black. 


I  set aside my cardstock to work on the two shakers. I  painted both chipboard bases and top frames with Color Shift paint in black which gives it a nice shiny look. 


Before adhering my Spider Mini Shaker Shape, I  used embroidery floss to create a line for the spider to "hang" on.  I  then used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix my Shaker to the layout. 


I  used the Boo Mini Shaker Shape as the title of my page. You can see I  added patterned paper to the base of the word followed by adding in a mix of sequin shapes. 


I  then added in a 3x4 journaling card as well as stickers to accent.  


I  cut strips of patterned paper and adhered them to the edges of my page. I  then added a double stitch with my sewing machine. 


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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; Distress Inks, archival ink: Ranger; stamp: Studio Calico; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; enamel dots: Simple Stories; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Making Memories; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, embroidery floss.

"Into The Woods"

Good Morning, all my crafty friends!! This is Dora and today we are going to be working on something out of the "box" for me. As you know, I love mixed media, however, I tend to choose more steampunk, grungy, or a mix for my layouts. Well, a friend and team member (Dana), has inspired me step out and try something new! I really hope you enjoy this video tutorial. I am using the clear acrylic scallop for the back piece which you can find here!


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

Other Materials used - flowers, mini pine cones, mini wreath (bird nest), floral assortments, shaker leaves, branches from my yard, moss, the deer is from an ephemera kit, and last but not least an embroidery hoop as the frame!! 

Here is a sneak peek at what is in the video!! 


Mason Jar Layout

Hello Crafty Friends!

Hope you all are doing well and finding time to craft. I'm happy to share a scrapbook layout with you! I just love shakers! Clear Scraps has so many great designs to choose from for every occasion. I used their Mason jar shaker for this layout. You can get one by clicking here:  Mason Jar Shaker

Supplies you'll need:

Vintage or Cooking scrapbook papers I used Hot off the Press: Home Grown scrapbook papers and Paper Tole Stickers

Home Grown Stamp set, black ink pad

Clear Scraps Mason jar shaker Click here

Clear Scraps Summer Sequins Pack Click here

Clear Scraps Chipboard Frame ( This frame was leftover from one of my Clear Scraps chipboard elements) I always save my scraps to use for other projects.

Twine, paper trimmer, glue, foam dots, tape runner,  photo or journaling card

Glitter heart stickers,  Stickles glitter in Stardust


Choose a 12x12 background paper base. Cut a matching border paper to measure 12x 3 inches,  and adhere 1 inch above the bottom base page.

Next I painted the top piece of my chipboard shaker using Prima Steampunk Metallic Copper paint and I also painted the chipboard frame with some gold acrylic paint. Let dry. 20200815_133420

Next I stamped a jar ruffle, sweet treats, hearts and enjoy sentiments (make sure you stamp them correctly so they show through your shaker window) onto patterned paper, using black ink. Let dry. I took my Clear Scraps acrylic mason jar piece and traced it onto another patterned paper and cut it out. Then I glued to the back of my chipboard shaker piece.  I also cut out the stamped mason jar ruffle. Then glued a piece of black and white twine to the top of the ruffle.  

Start assembling together your Clear Scraps Mason jar shaker and glue each layer together. Make sure to remove the Clear film from your acrylic layer before gluing. I filled my shaker with some Clear Scraps "Summer" Sequins. They have such a variety to chose from. Click here



I took and assembled my Paper Tole pieces using foam dots. I also glued a journaling card to the back of my chipboard frame. But you could add your favorite photo if you like. 


Lastly I arranged all my pieces onto my layout. Once I am satisfied with the placement I glued them down onto my page. I added a sticker sentiment "sugar and spice" to the bottom of my chipboard frame. Then took my Stickles glitter and applied to the pie crust image on my journaling card.




I hope you like this project today and I have inspired you to get out your photos and start scrapbooking! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog! Make sure you checkout all the other great project ideas we have for you. Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all the new products. Click here

Happy Crafting!


Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic LO -- Find Your Direction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

stencil that's available from Clear Scraps. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lighthouse Chipboard Embellishment

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

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

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

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


Supplies Used:

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

Lighthouse Chipboard Embellishment.

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

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

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

Vicki Boutin Molding Paste.


Game On Scrapbook Page


Tami here with scrapbook layout to share with you. 

I have been going through all my photos and scrapbook layouts trying to see what I've done and haven't done.

I ran across a photo of my son and his girlfriend playing video games at a local game center. It reminded me that I had a Game On Chipboard Embellishment

I decided to print the photo and get the layout done while I was thinking about it!

I wanted to create my own printed paper to accent the photo.  I used the 6" Chicken Wire Stencil and spritzed it with various colors of ink sprays to make it. I then cut out around it to make it less "blocky".

A HINT for using stencils with spray ink is to spritz directly above the stencil and not at a slant. This helps prevent the ink from getting under the stencil.

The Game On Chipboard Embellishment was painted with Mixed Media Ink, then outlined with a silver gel pen. If you want your colors to be brighter when you ink or paint the raw chipboard, you can give them a base coat of white paint first.


Clear Scraps: Game On Chipboard Word Title and 6" Chicken Wire Stencil

Other: Clearsnap: Color Eclipse Mixed Media Ink: Granny Smith and Colorbox Spritzers: Moody Blue, Fireberry , Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Drop, Mermaid and Grasshopper, Kingart: Silver Gel Pen, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Cardstock: Black and White

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors and Paintbrush

Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments -- Did Someone Say Cake?

Hi everyone!!  Laura here today, to share a fun and easy

birthday scrapbook page idea with you!!

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I'm a huge fan of embellishments and chipboard embellishments

are especially fun because they can be custom made to match

any picture, papers, or other embellishments that you want.

In this scrapbook page, I used the Clear Scraps Present Chipboard

to add just a little something extra to the edge of my birthday LO.

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I used aqua acrylic paint for the box and lid part, and then

used a brush to use red acrylic paint to paint the bow.

Super simple, but it matches my papers so well!  I also

used a bright, fun piece of polka dotted patterned paper

behind the chipboard piece.  Just trace the present onto

the paper, cut out, and glue.  Another way you can

customize the look of this piece. 

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To make the piece pop off the paper a little more, and

to add a highlight that matched the gray background

paper of this LO, I brushed the edges of the painted

chipboard present piece with some soft black ink using

a sponge applicator.  A few layered mats, twine, and

stickers, and I've got an adorable birthday LO!

The present is one of so many different options you'll

see in the Clear Scraps store HERE.  You can find holidays,

seasons, and so many different themes, everything from

baby, to cooking, to pets, beach, even that famous mouse!

These are great to pick up to have for any scrapbook page,

home decor project, or even cards!  This gift chipboard

piece I've shared today could be for a wedding, for baby,

for Christmas in addition to birthday.  I love having

embellishments around I can customize as I go!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Hope you are inspired to try some of these fun pieces!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Present Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Aqua and red acrylic paint, Bella Blvd

Wish Big Birthday Boy paper and stickers,

twine, adhesive, foam tape, black distress ink.

Patience and Be Still Mixed Media Art Journal


Hello everyone! Helen is here. Today I would like to share with you this Patience and Be Still Mixed Media Art Journal. These two words speak loud in my heart lately, especially in my recovery journey and this uncertain time. God reminds me to be patience and be still in Him, that He will give us hope while waiting for Him in faith.


For the first layer of the background, I added the Silver Gouache, Yellow Ochre Gouache and White Gesso. I applied them on the page with the brayer.

After the first layer dried, I mixed the Emerald Green Gouache and Cerulean Blue Gouache on the page with the brayer. Some of the colors turned into pretty teal. I speeded up the drying process with craft heater only becuase I was no patient enough waiting for it to dry.


I scribbled the Teal Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon and Black Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon on the page, then using wet round brush I blended the colors and while still wet, I tilted up the journal to get some drips on the page. I dried the watercolor paint with craft heater.

And then, I added some paper strips on the page using permanent glue stick. After that, I used a flat brush to apply some more white gesso on the paper stripes to blend them in. I dried it again with craft heater.


I like to spray my stencils with stencil spray. I let it dry for about a minute and then I added it on the page. First, I used the 6" Zinnia Stencil. I applied the Aged Copper Metallix Gel with pallet knife. I carefully removed the stencil and carefully drying the gel with craft heater. But the best way is to let it air dry.

I added the 6" Fruit of the Spirit on the page, and I used post it tape to mask the other letters around the word "Patience." I added the Nocturne Pigment Ink on the stencil using dauber. I removed the stencil carefully because the pigment ink was still wet. After that I dried the ink with craft heart.

I repeated the same step for the next words, "Be Still" using the 3x12 Peace Be Still Border Stencil.


After I dried all the inked letters, I added more flowers and leaves around the page using the 6" Zinnia Stencil and Aged Copper Metallix Gel.

I added some white highlight around the Zinnia flower in the middle of the page using the White Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon and wet brush.

I added more texture on the page with some paint splatters with Cocoa Mixed Media Art Spray and White Spray (I made my own spray mix). I dried the whole page carefully with craft heater.

Here are the close ups of the finished page:





I hope this project give you an idea to create project with Clear Scraps stencils.

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

Camera Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer here to share a layout I  created using one of the Mini Shaker Shapes!  They make for great accents to your pages or to the front of a mini album! Really any project!  Today's project features the Camera Mini Shaker Shape and I'm going to share what techniques I  used.  


I  began with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock as my background.  Using the 12 Inch Spiral Mascil, I  lightly spritzed two coordinating spray inks to my cardstock. The Mascils are wonderful to use with any medium from paint, gesso, or ink.  I  then lightly blotted the cardstock with a paper towel to soak up any extra ink. 


I  set that aside to assemble my Camera Mini Shaker.  I  used black color shift paint on the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames.  


I   adhered a patterned paper the chipboard base of the camera using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. Next, I  cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife followed by using sanding paper to smooth any rough edges. 


I  adhered my two chipboard frames together and affixed to the chipboard base.  I  then added sequins and glued on the acrylic overlay. Lastly, I  adhered the painted chipboard frame over the top.  


Here is the end result of the Camera Mini Shaker! I  love how it turned out! I   adhered it to my page again using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


I  used die cuts and stickers to accent my photo as well as added a journaling spot. 


Here, you can see a close up of the spray inks with the Mascil!  I  love the pink and the yellow together as I  was going for a sun burst effect! 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  See all of of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; spray ink: October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; sequins: SpeigelMom Scraps; paint: Folk Art; sewing machine: Janome; cut file machine: Silhouette; misc: thread, foam paint brush, x-acto knife, cut file, sanding paper.