Scrapbook Layout with Ice Cream Mini Shaker


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a scrapbook layout to share with you.

Clear Scraps Mini Shakers are a fun addition to your scrapbook pages. They come in all sorts of themes and designs so you are sure to find one that coordinates with your layout.

Here I used the Ice Cream Mini Shaker on this summer themed layout...


Here is a closeup pic of the shaker...


I used a layer from the shaker to trace the designs of all 3 layers of the ice cream on different printed papers. I cut out the designs slightly outside the drawn lines, then adhered them on the backer of the shaker. I also erased the pencil lines.

I painted the ice cream portion of the top layer of the shaker with white paint. For the cone, I traced around the cone part of the shaker onto some light brown cardstock, then cut it out. I added diagonal lines to make it look like a waffle cone. I adhered the cardstock to the painted layer, then used then Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper from around the edges. 

To assemble, I adhered the 2 layers to the base. Then it was time to fill up the shaker! I used small plastic beads in different colors. Once filled, it was time to finish the assembly. I removed the protective film from one side of the acrylic piece and adhered that side down to the stack. Next, I removed the film from the other side and adhered the painted top layer. I like to remove the film one side at a time to help protect the other side from adhesive or fingerprints while I'm adhering it. 

To make your page really interactive, consider using velcro to attach the shaker to the OUTSIDE of the page protector. That way it can be removed and shaken. Also something fun to do when attaching it to a card or gift tag. You could even add a magnet to the back so the shaker could be removed and reused.

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


Clear Scraps: Ice Cream Mini Shaker and Sanding Stick 

Other: Echo Park: Printed Papers, Cardstock, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, 3D Dots, White Paint, Brown Pen and Plastic Mini Beads

Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Birthday Wishes LO

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

LO with you, and it's all about the birthdays!

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Bright colorful and fun, and Clear Scraps chipboard

embellishments that are just the right touch to show off

and enhance all those great birthday photos!

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Clear Scraps has so many Chipboard Word Titles to

pick from!  Make sure to check out all they have

to offer--holiday, special occasion, vacation, really a

lot of options!  For this LO the word "Birthday" and

the word "Wishes" were used.  They were painted with

acrylic paint in bright colors that went well with the

pretty swirled patterned paper used as the base of this LO.

You could use just one of the title words of course--I

just liked the idea of using the two words so I could use

the different colors to make the title pop on the page.

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The birthday cake used here is one of the Clear Scraps

Chipboard Shape Embellishments.  Acrylic paint was

used for this one also, but remember you can use

most mediums--ink, stamps, sprays, embossing, really

a lot of options!  This is another item in the store at

Clear Scraps that you can find a shape for just about

anything you can think of!  Find them all HERE.

Also if you look at the background behind the cake

(I love the way it peeks through the birthday cake

chipboard) the swirled background you see was

created using the brand new 5x9 Circle Dots Stencil.

It's so awesome that you get 2 stencils in one for

twice the fun!  I used acrylic paint and gently

sponged it on to white cardstock through the

circle portion, then brushed the edges with a

bit of blue acrylic paint.  It makes a festive

background behind the birthday cake chipboard.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  5x9 Circle Dot Stencil,

Birthday Cake Chipboard Shape,

Birthday Chipboard Word Title,

Wishes Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  acrylic paint--blue, green, yellow,

orange.  Yellow cardstock, foam tape, adhesive,

 PhotoplayPaper Cake Party Animal collection.

Disney Layout with Mini Snow Globe Shaker


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps blog and I have a project I'd like to share with you.

Clear Scraps has a LARGE selection of chipboard shakers and they can be used on a variety of projects. You can use them to embellish cards, mixed media projects, make fridge magnets, mini wall decor and MORE. You can also use them on your scrapbook layouts to add an interactive detail.

I saw the Snow Globe Mini Shaker and thought that Mickey's Magic Castle would look great inside it. Take a look...


Here is a closer look at the shaker...


I painted the "glass" part of the top layer of the shaker white and the base black. I also added a row of white dots using a gel pen around the base.

I adhered a piece of yellow cardstock to the base, then added the castle sticker and a few star stickers around it.

I filled the shaker with black and white sequins before assembling it.

Be sure that you remove the protective film from BOTH sides of Clear Scraps acrylic products. I like to remove the film one side at a time as I assemble the shaker so I avoid getting adhesive on the other side while I am putting it together.

To finish the shaker I added a few more fussy cut and sticker embellishments.

The layout itself was made from large strips of printed papers to create a colorful base. Then I added stickers and paper embellishments to accent the layout. I fussy cut the banner pieces out of printed paper and adhered them with pop dots to add dimension. I doodled the string for the balloon sticker down the side of the layout.

Dimensional layouts like this one are GREAT to display! Clear Scraps makes some 12 X 12 clear acrylic Page Displays that are just the thing to use to display your creations!

Clear Scraps: Snow Globe Mini Shaker and Wedding Sequins

Other: Echo Park: Printed Papers and Embellishments, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Black, White and Yellow Cardstock. Black and White Acrylic Paint, White Gel Pen and 3D Dots

Springtime Acrylic Layout

Hello Crafters!

Can you believe March is already here? That means Spring is just around the corner! I have a springtime layout project idea to share with you today.

We will be using Clear Scraps acrylic 12x12 sheet Click Here along with Clear Scraps Wood Flower shape Click Here


The papers I chose to decorate my layout are from Maggie Holmes "Garden Party" collection. I'll also be using matching stickers and ephermera from this collection. 

To start I cut a green gingham 12x12 paper to measure 8x8 inches. Peel off  the protective film from both sides of your acrylic before adhering your paper to the back of your acrylic sheet. I like to use a clear vellum tape on my acrylic sheet so it doesn't show through.

Then take another coordinating paper. Trace around your wood flower shape and adhere your paper to your flower shape using Beacon 3 in 1 glue.  I trimmed and removed any excess paper from my wood flower shape, using an xacto knife. Then with my sanding tool,  I distressed around all the edges until smooth. 


I applied foam squares on the back of my flower shape. I applied some green distress ink around the edges of my flower,  before adhering to the center front side of my acrylic sheet. Then I added a photo in the center of my flower shape, using foam dots. I applied some flower stickers in all four corners of my acrylic sheet. 


Now the fun part is decorating your layout. I like to use a variety of ephermera, stickers and sentiments. I add foam dots to some of my elements on my layout, to add more dimension and character.  If you prefer, you could punch holes on the top of your acrylic sheet, add a ribbon and display your layout on your wall!


Here are some closeups! Remember to just have fun and let your creative spirit flow!



I hope you have been inspired today and will start creating more precious memories! Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and love when you share your projects with us. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafting supplies!

Until next time,  Happy Scrapbooking!


Other Supplies used: Maggie Holmes Garden Party collection,  Tim Holtz Distress ink -Mowed Lawn, paper trimmer, scoring tool, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, foam dots, vellum tape. 

Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Living the Sweet Life LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share

a little scrapbooking inspiration using one of the brand

new Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!

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I don't know about you, but I really love the extra

"something" that a fun embellishment can add to a layout. 

The Clear Scraps Mini Shakers are perfect for that!   So

easy to coordinate to your project with any paper or

paint, or ink you'd like so you can match the colors,

theme, whatever!  They really are a great addition

to any project!  You can really get creative with all

the choices that are available in the Clear Scraps store.

This is one of the new Mini Shakers--the Milk-Can.

Screenshot 2022-03-14 at 17-13-25 Shakers embellishment scrapbooking paper craftsIt's the perfect addition to this farmhouse inspired layout!

Want to find something with a different theme?  There

are SO MANY new shakers!  If you want to check out

what's new and see the adorable new shakers you can

find them HERE.  And find ALL of the shakers HERE.

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To decorate this shaker, I traced the back piece on some fun

patterned paper, cut out and glued to the back, then I glued

on 2 chipboard outline layers.  I painted the top outline with

black and gray acrylic paint.  After everything was dry, I

added some of the Clear Scraps Glamour Sequins, then

glued down the acrylic (make sure to peel the protective

coating off BOTH sides!!) and then the top outline/frame.

I added a bit of twine around the top. I put together the

rest of the layout, the farm papers are so cute with this

milk can!  Lot's of options for this one, farmhouse chic

collections are everywhere right now!  This would also

be a great addition to any home decor project!  

As always, it's only limited by your own creativity!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Milk-Can,

Glamour Sequins.

Other:  Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden--

papers, stickers, acrylic paint--black, gray,

twine, doily, glue, foam tape.

#Hello Layout

Hi crafty friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today with a quick, easy layout to share with you today!  I used the @# Chipboard Embellishment Shapes which I thought would go perfect with a photo of my daughter and her best friend! Especially in this age of social media!  


For the hashtag, I colored the chipboard with Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans.   I found it easiest to apply with a blending brush.  


As for the ampersand, I used my new matte chalk polish in rose pink (the lid has a built in applicator).    I applied the polish in a circular motion and set it aside to allow to dry. 


I used the new 5x9 Circle Dots Mixer Stencil with Distress Oxide in Fossilized Amber to add color to my white cardstock.  Again, I used a blending brush to apply. 


I adhered both chipboard pieces using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries quickly and will not warp your products.  



Here is a close up of the Mixer Stencil + Distress Oxide!  I added in some decorative brads as well as sentiment stickers to accent. 


Telling the story is so important! I added some journaling at the side of my photo. I prefer my typewriter but try to use my own handwriting from time to time. 


Thank you for stopping by today! You can see all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  And don't forget to check out what's new with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, brads, stickers, foam word, chipboard frame:  Simple Stories; cardstock, journaling pen: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; spray ink: Heidi Swapp; chalk polish: Creative Expressions; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 


Bone + Hydrant Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello friends! Happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here today to share a layout I created using some cute dog themed embellishments, the Bone n Hydrant Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I documented a fun photo of my dog (who happens to love chasing squirrels up trees) and thought these chipboard shapes would be perfect. 


I began by using the 12 Inch Spiral Mascil and yellow spray ink to create a background on white cardstock. 


I then took my chipboard and painted the hydrant and bone with red and white paint respectively.  


Once my paint was dry, I applied embossing ink to the surface.  I then used glitter embossing powder and heat set. 


I found using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to be the best to affix my chipboard pieces to my page.



I typed out my journaling on a typewriter and cardstock then cut the sentences into strips. I adhered them down using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


Here is a close up of the spray ink/Mascil effect; I paired it with a sunburst I cut from my Silhouette.  I then added smaller embellishments such as epoxy stars and enamel dots. 


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, sticker, epoxy stars, enamel dots: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; embossing ink, pigment ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections, American Crafts; stamp, Thickers: American Crafts; spray ink: Ranger;  wood veneer stars: Studio Calico; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; sewing machine: Janome; Die Cut Machine: Silhouette; flair: A Flair for Buttons; misc: typewriter

The Big Game Scrapbook Page

It's hard to say goodbye to football season, isn't it?  Well, the games may be over but the memories can live on.  In scrapbooks!  Hi, it's Maureen and I'm here today with an idea for you to commemorate those big game day events.


I have done a football themed scrapbook layout for you today that incorporates the ABC Lower Case Letter Stencils, the Mini Helmet Shaker and Game On Chipboard Sentiment as well as the Fall Sequins mix.  The colors you choose are up to you!


This was a great memory for me a few years back, as my 2 girlfriends from college and I went back to our alma mater and performed in the 100th anniversary marching band celebration as alumni members.  We were once on the auxiliary team "back in the day" and it was so great to get together for the weekend and reminisce.

To bring in the homecoming theme, I started with the Mini Helmet Shaker.  I decided to paint the background piece and top rim piece in a golden yellow acrylic paint, to match the school colors.  After it dried, I painted the face guard (is that what you call it??) black.


The shaker was then filled with the Fall Sequins mix, and I added some maroon colored beads as well.  From there, I applied the acetate top (don't forget to take off that protective plastic!) and then the top border.


Next, I worked on the title.  I knew I wanted the title to look like a sunset, since the band's logo for the event was a sun.  I decided to make my own letters with stamping inks, a blender sponge and the ABC Lower Case Letter Stencils.  This worked out so great!  I love the large size of these letters. 


I started with the lighter color, the yellow, on the bottom.  Then I sponged back over the stencil with the burgundy at the top.  Let the ink run dry when you get to the middle, and I recommend a circular motion when you apply the ink.  After the letters were done, I trimmed them with a small detail scissors.


I made some flag panels to add pops of color to the page - this is a subtle shout-out to my fellow "flag-line" girls from marching band!  For this I used a punch to give me a starting guideline on the paper then hand-trimmed the arrows until I was satisfied.  Next time, I'd maybe try a die cut - getting the lines straight is trickier than it looks.


For the other part of my title, I used a bumper sticker from the event and then decided to grab the Game On Chipboard Sentiment.  I did this in a past project and really liked it.  First I cut the word "game" off, base-coated it in black paint, then covered the letters with a gold Stickles glue.  It makes the whole piece pop!


The remaining items are secured to the page with an adhesive that is suited for scrapbooks.  I may add journaling later, but with the addition of the mum stickers I had in my stash, I think it is a great testament to a homecoming game, and the amazing friends that we still are today!

I hope you enjoyed this clean and simple layout - if you want to try it yourself, I have a few supplies below for you as well.  See you next time, Clear Scraps friends!


Additional supplies:  maroon/gold/white scrapbook paper, Distress inks in burgundy and yellow, detailing scissors, flower stickers, Stickles glitter glue in gold


Double Hearts Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fun, easy layout I created using some cute Clear Scraps products! And I'm going to show you the techniques I used! Valentines Day is a little over two weeks away so we are all thinking about love!  I used the Double Hearts Mini Shaker Shape as the star of my page to document a favorite photo of my husband and me from a wedding this past summer! 


I found this matte chalk polish at my local scrapbook store this past fall and thought it would be the perfect color to use on the top frame of my Shaker.  The great thing is that it comes with an applicator built right in the lid! I applied the polish in a circular motion and found it dries quickly. 


I covered the base of the shaker with patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I cut away excess paper with scissors and my x-acto knife. I then used my sanding tool to smooth the edges between the paper and chipboard. 


Again using my Beacon, I affixed the two middle frames to the base followed by adding a mix of sequins and chunky glitter. I then adhered the acrylic piece followed by the top frame. 


Here is the end result of my shaker! I did adhere a die cut sentiment to the front with Beacon Adhesive. 


I secured the 6 Inch Heart Arrow Mascil to the top left of my page with washi tape. I then applied modeling paste in a downward motion. I was not concerned about the edges being perfect. I lifted my stencil and then added additional modeling paste to the lower right corner. 


Here is a close up of the modeling paste over the die cut and spray ink!  I also added brads, enamel dots and heart stickers. 


Here are a couple additional photos of my page including journaling and the title.  I do love to use foam tape to pop up words or embellishments for dimension! 



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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads: Simple Stories; cardstock, date stamp:  American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; spray ink: October Afternoon; ink: Ranger; chalk polish: Creative Expressions; sequins: Pink Fresh Studio, Recollections; stapler: Tim Holtz; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; die cut machine: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool, typewriter. 

Circle Pallet Perpetual Wall Calendar

Greetings everyone!  It's Maureen here today, and I'm wondering how many of you went out and bought a calendar for the new year yet?  I really couldn't find a good one I liked this year.  So, I did what any crafter does and decided to make one this year instead!  I love this project because it combines several mediums that I enjoy into one project:  painting, vinyl and paper crafts!


I needed a shape that wasn't too large.  I've chosen the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape as my base for the project.  I also knew I was able to incorporate the Clear Scraps 6" Calendar Masking Stencil in this project too!  In my office, I have a black and white color scheme, so I'm working with acrylic paints in black, gray and white.  It's a good idea to start with the base first so the paint has time to dry.


PAINTING:  To achieve an ombre look, I'm going to be "dry brushing" the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape from dark to light.  On the top panel I've taken a sponge brush, dipped it in black and brushed most of the paint off.  Then I sweep back and forth until I get a light coverage.  The more I work down the panel, the lighter my touch is with the paint.  If you need to reapply paint at any time, brush most of it off on a separate piece of paper.


Next comes the gray paint, and I've swept it across the bottom of the black paint to start the 2 colors blending together.  Continue to dry brush down the middle of the pallet.


The final coat is white, again starting it at the bottom of the gray colors and working my way down.  I've also painted the edges and middles of the pallet as I do this.  If you feel the colors are not bold enough, take a second coat all the way down your project again.


VINYL APPLICATION:  My next steps, after letting the pallet dry, were to apply the vinyl quote to the Circle Pallet.  I've made sure to measure the length I need and printed this off on my electronic cutting machine. 


Depending on the type of tool you have at home, you can find detailed instructions on how to apply vinyl on most websites.  I'll do a quick review of the process for you here.


I start by pulling the excess vinyl away from the message, making sure not to pull too hard.  Go back and weed the letters out for any leftover vinyl.


Next, I rub transfer tape on to the letters with a squeegee.  I make sure to rub both the front and back sides well so the letters will transfer.


From here I take the plastic back side off the letters, pulling slowly as I do.  If any letters stick, I use a weeding tool to place them gently back on to the transfer tape.


The final step is to lay the transfer tape on to the pallet.  Rub with a squeegee, then pull gently from the corner, rolling back the transfer tape.  Applying vinyl is the coolest way to make home decor look professional!  I love that you can personalize these Clear Scraps items with just about any name or saying you want.

PAPER CRAFTED CALENDARS:  I've prepped 12 - 6" by 6" pieces of card stock for the calendar layouts, and will be using the Clear Scraps 6" Calendar Masking Stencil as my background.  Each page will be sponged with distress inks then decorated with a variety of stamps and gel pen outlines.


I've taped the stencil over my paper, making sure the tape holds both the stencil and paper in place so it doesn't move when I apply ink.  I'm using a sponge dauber to apply the colors, and either a circular or tapping motion works well.  Be sure to rinse the stencil every time you change a color.


I decided to have a little fun with the colors and do a different look for each month.  Here's a look at March - with this page, I did 2 colors and used a sponge dauber in a darker green at the tops of the open stencil spaces, then a lighter green on the bottoms.


Then, when my pages were dry, I went over the right corners of the boxes with a black gel pen, adding dimension to the page.  I also wrote in some numbers in the lower right.  Stamps for the month name and other images complete the look!

FINAL ADDITIONS:  In order to finish the look of the pallet, I added a tied wire bow at the top with some hot glue.  You can purchase a bow if you'd like, but if you want - a wired ribbon bow is not hard to assemble.  You just need a piece of thin wire.


Overlap the ribbon like an accordion, folding it back and forth.  Trim off the end, then tie your ribbon around the middle of the folds with wire.

Twist the loops until you get the bow in place, then fold the ends behind the bow and trim off the ends.  I then applied hot glue to the back and glued it into place on the board.  To hang the board, a smaller ribbon loops nicely through the first slat of the pallet.  Tie it together in a knot and that's all you need to hold it in place.


Then, you'll hot glue a small, black clothespin at the bottom of the board, which will hold your calendar sheets in place.  Now it's time to hang your project on the wall and enjoy your handiwork!


I hope you'll think about giving this project a try - so many of your friends will wonder where you bought this cute calendar!  You'll be able to tell them you made it yourself.  And, you'll be able to use this over again, year after year.  Happy crafting, friends - see you next time!


Additional supplies:  acrylic paints and brushes, vinyl and electronic cutting machine tools, wired ribbon, hot glue, Distress Inks (Ranger), stamps (mine were Dylusions and Lawn Fawn sets), clothespin

Vacation Countdown Scallop Clipboard

Hello Clear Scraps friends - so good to be here again in the new year with you!  It's Maureen, and I'm looking forward to all the things that this year holds, including an upcoming vacation to Disney World.  How about you?  Do you anticipate where you might travel this year? 


It's so much fun to host a personal countdown for upcoming trips.  I've created this project with that in mind - a countdown board that will double as a picture frame long after the vacation is over.

My project centers around the Clear Scraps Acrylic Scallop Clipboard - I'm using the medium size today, and starting by removing the plastic film on both sides of the clipboard.  I thought it would be fun to try some decoupage work, so I've prepped the back of the board with a thin coat of decoupage glue.  I've also traced the clipboard on to a sheet of polka dot paper, then cut it out and adhered it to the back.


Since we are going to Disney World, I've chosen the mouse shape from the Word and Shape Magical Mouse pieces to decorate my clipboard.  I've coated this piece with 2 coats of chalkboard paint.  This will become the space that I write the countdown on.  Let this dry thoroughly between coats.


Another fun item I've added to this display is the Vacation Chipboard Word Title.  With this piece, I've coated it in a red acrylic paint then went back over it with a layer of red glitter glue.  This also needs to dry well before adding it to the clipboard.


Embellishing the front of the scallop clipboard comes next.  I've added a series of decorative print paper in assorted shapes, including some pinwheels I made, then arranged it around a square printed paper as a backdrop.  Next, I've cut a smaller square to put in the middle.  This is embellished on the edge with a thin, black gel pen.  I've drawn small mouse shapes in between the thin lines around the frame to add detail for my future picture.  It's like having hidden Mickeys!


I've also added a "DAYS TO" title cut out of black card stock.  Glue the white piece on to the pattern paper and arrange them under the clip of the board.


I will eventually put a picture on this board so I wanted to make sure that the pieces allow me to add it later.  So, as I was gluing on the mouse wood piece, the vacation title and the paper embellishments, I made sure I didn't put them too close to where the picture will be.  It might be helpful to cut a piece of paper the size of your picture prior to gluing pieces down.  Tacky glue works well for these items.


My display is complete!  I've set my clipboard on an easel so I can change the countdown on the chalkboard piece daily.  It's also handy to be able to write something like the year or other message once I add a picture of our trip later.  This example is from a prior trip, but I am looking forward to putting one on here for 2022.  Oh, and adding the picture was easy - I just slid it under the clip once I had the picture printed!


What types of events are YOU counting down to?  This would make a good wedding, school or other type of countdown as well.  The Scallop Clipboard is a perfect size for a display table, and I hope you get a chance to try this little project!  See the additional supplies I used below.  Happy counting!!


Additional supplies:  Simple Stories Card Stock Pad, acrylic paints, chalkboard paints, Stickles glue, glitter gems, paper sticker bow


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Holiday Joy LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today sharing a LO idea for

your holiday or winter photos!

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One of the easiest types of LO's is just setting up a grid.  They can

fill the entire page, or just trickle across the page like this one does. 

I used some patterned paper that had frames with images and

started cutting them apart and arranging them.  Or you could do the

same by framing images, or more pictures in white.  It's important

to have a strong focus with a LO like this, and one of the best ways

to do that is with your title.  The colors in this paper were so bright

 and fun, that I decided to follow suit and embrace that by carrying

that through with the title.  Here's where the awesome pieces from

Clear Scraps come in!  You can customize them to any color,

to match any papers or embellishments you'd like!

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The cute Joy Mini Shaker from Clear Scraps packs a cute punch! 

It's painted with bright green and pink acrylic paint, and the shaker

part, I chose to make it look like a little snow globe.  Super simple,

with some snow patterned paper and a little snowman sticker. 

Some bling crystals inside the shaker and a few rhinestones on the

letters give it a sparkly finish.  To see all of the options available,

stop by the Clear Scraps store to check them all out HERE.

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The word "holiday" is one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Script Word

Titles, painted with bright pink acrylic paint to match just as the Joy

mini shaker was.  I love the ability to coordinate everything so easily!

Make sure to check these out in the Clear Scraps store!  The word

"holiday" is HERE.  Find all the choices right HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Joy Mini Shaker, Holiday Chipboard Script Word Title.

Other:  Pink and green acrylic paint, pink rhinestones, pink and clear

shaker gems, PhotoPlay Paper Tulla & Norbert's Christmas Party paper, 

stickers, and chipboard, adhesive, foam tape.

Christmas Elf Chipboard Album

Cheers to December, Clear Scraps friends!  It's Maureen here with you today, sharing a fun way to document all those Christmas photos.  I have so many pictures of my kids over the years to document.  Because of this, I needed some place to display them.  And, with all the creative ideas people share about an Elf on a Shelf, I thought this project would be a perfect item to share with YOU this season!


I've chosen the 8x8" Chipboard Tabbed Album for this project.  This is a perfect size for specific themes, like documenting parties, baking and decorating, or even special shows or pageants over the years.  I knew right away I wanted it to look like an elf's body dressed up in these various events, so I set out to make elf costume ideas, including the traditional one for the front of the book.


This cover page uses green card stock, along with accents in black and gold glitter paper.  The added element of fun is a red felt collar complete with sleigh bells sewn on the corners.  I used a tacky glue to secure the elements.


Take a look at this first page of the album!  I'm using the 6" Christmas Sweater Masking Stencil as a backdrop, to make it look like a holiday sweater.  Isn't this fun??  This is a perfect page to document those ugly sweater holiday parties.  Embellishments and a title complete the look.


I've gone over the sweater stencil with several different colors of inks and a sponge.  The key is to make sure you use an extra piece of paper to cover the areas you don't want shaded, and pick a row you want to start with.  I did red and green, and lined up the pattern each time I changed shades.


The second page of this album is a great idea for those who spend time baking with their family or friends.  This page is reminiscent of a cute Christmas apron! 


I'm using a red polka dot pattern and white card stock, and have created a lace trim from a border punch.  I've used some favorite baking dies in my stash to add to the fun.  And, no apron is complete without a cute ribbon and pocket to finish the look!


Next we have a dressed up elf page - great for documenting a visit to the Nutcracker, or a special church service.  This page incorporates a doily for a collar and other fun embellishments.

We can't forget all those pictures with families in Christmas PJs!  I think this was one of our biggest traditions as my kids were growing up! How cute is it that the elf is holding the picture??


I've done the arms with pop dots for dimension, using a simple rectangle shape for the arms.  I made it easy by securing these first, then trimming the edges.


The 8x8 Chipboard Tabbed Album is held together with album rings that you can get at Clear Scraps as well.  I'm excited to display this book on my coffee table this Christmas season.  There are a variety of albums and ways to embellish them on the Clear Scraps site - I hope you take a moment to check it out.  Thanks for enjoying the season with me - until next time!


Additional supplies:  card stock, Distress inks, glue and runner tape, pop dots, buttons, ribbon, border punch and assorted die cuts, sleigh bells, felt.

Nativity Advent Printer Tray Display

Hello everyone!  This is Maureen - I hope you are having a great start to the holiday season!  In our house, we celebrate Christmas as the time of Jesus' birth.  We typically do a traditional Advent calendar, with candles and a wreath.  Since the first of December is upon us, I wanted to do something that would be on display in my house too, so I came up with an Advent calendar made with the Clear Scraps Small Rectangles Printer Tray and the Mini House Shaker.


I'm starting by base coating the top layer of the tray in white.  While this dries, I've chosen a light blue Christmas background paper and glued it to the back of the tray base.  


Next, I'm layering the pieces of the tray on top and gluing down the edges.  Here is where I had some fun choosing some spots for my Nativity vinyl pieces to put down.  Knowing where you want these to go first was like having a map of my art, ha ha!


Once I decided where the vinyl should go, I added some white plastic snow and mixed in some other blue and white confetti pieces in there.  I wanted the backdrop to sparkle like the images.  Then, I did the same with the mini shaker, and adhered the clear acrylic on top of both pieces.


Now, I cut my pictures using images from the Cricut design library.  If you prefer a different electronic machine or even die cuts, this would work as well.  I've also written the words we celebrate each week out and cut those from my machine too, in a black sparkly vinyl. Each week is represented with the words Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.


Attach the vinyl to the top acrylic piece before you lay down the final white border.  All these are glued on with clear tacky glue.  I've also glued the mini house shaker to the top left edge of the printer tray, and added my Mary, Joseph and Jesus here.  What a perfect option for a stable!


Now, I needed some windows for my Advent calendar.  I'm using squares I cut from a scrapbook pad.  On the backs of these squares, I'm going to put messages like Bible verses or prayers to reflect for a few moments each week when I remove them. These are clipped to the tray and removed each week.


The next step is to hot glue some binder clips to the edges of the white border.  Make sure these are secure before you put the squares of your paper pad on.  It may require a second coat.


Your Advent calendar is ready to be put on display!  This printer tray was perfect!  The vinyl applies so very easy and looks really special.  I intend to remove a square each week as we reflect on the joy of Christ's birth.  What will you make this year to celebrate your special holidays?


Thanks for visiting!  Check out the Clear Scraps site for all the cool printer tray styles...perhaps you can make a calendar too!


Additional supplies:  Christmas scrapbook pad (Martha Stewart), hot glue, binder clips, black vinyl and an electronic machine (Cricut), assorted stamps


Autumn Days Acrylic Layout

Hello my Crafty Friends!

Dana here! The leaves are changing and full of color! Cool Chris days of Autumn are upon us.  I have a layout project to share today in memory of my mother. I'll be using Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 sheet Click Here and Maple chipboard branch Click Here 

Using the acrylic sheet creates a sturdy base and create a unique one of a kind layout! You can use a variety of inks, stamps or rub-ons as I'm using in this project. 

First off I chose a patterned paper for my background.  The papers I'm using are from 49 & Market Vintage Artistry "In the Leaves" collection. I cut down to to size leaving a 3/4 inch of acrylic visible. Before adhering your paper to the acrylic,  you must peel off the protective film on both sides of your sheet. Now adhere your paper centered on top of your acrylic sheet. 


Now taking some rub-on images I applied in scattered areas around the edge of my acrylic sheet layout. 



Now take your Clear Scraps Maple Branch chipboard embellishment, remove the staple and then I applied some of my favorite Finnibair pastes in Gold, Brown and Rust using a stiff brush and a pouncing motion to apply my pastes to the branches,and leaves. I love the texture it creates. Let dry. Then I cut apart acouple of the leaves from my chipboard branch. We'll be using these leaves in scattered areas on our layout. 


Next I chose a 5x7 photo as my main focal point, and adhered a chipboard sticker frame on top of my photo using foam tape. I also applied foam tape along the edges of the frame before adhering to my layout. This adds dimension. I chose a ephermera sentiment flag and applied to my frame with foam dots, at the upper left edge of my frame.

Now decide on what embellishments you want to add to decorate your layout. I used some vellum pieces, another ephermera sentiment, and some butterflies. Take your Clear Scraps Maple branch and apply around the bottom of your layout using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I applied some of my vellum pieces hanging over the acrylic edge of my layout. Then added some epoxy dot stickers along the top edge and right side of my layout.


Here are some closeups:




I hope I have inspired you today and you'll give these acrylic sheets a try when creating  your next layout! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! We appreciate you and look forward to seeing what you create! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your craft supplies and see what new products we have to spark your creativity!

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: 49 & Market Vintage Artistry In the Leaves papers, rub-ons, stickers and ephermera. Foam tape and dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Finnibair Rust pastes, Brown, rust and Gold, epoxy dots, stiff paintbrush.


Thanksgiving Recipe Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  Thanksgiving is getting closer and closer, isn't it?  I am excited that this year my daughter will be hosting from her first apartment.  She is excited to try out cooking a turkey dinner for the very first time!  She has watched me cook this dinner many times over the years, and it made me think of all the great memories of those holidays.


I was inspired by this and decided I would put together a recipe book that would be part memories, and part recipes.  I'm going to give it to her as a keepsake, and I'm hoping to add her favorite recipes inside.  I wanted to make it so she could also add to it, so I'm going to be adding pockets to the book for her to stick in new recipes in the coming years.


I'm using the Chip Tab Slimline Album - this looked like a good size for her to store, so it wouldn't take up a lot of room, but would hold both recipe cards and pictures.  I've covered the pages with a variety of Thanksgiving prints from a scrapbooking pad, and used the matching stickers to decorate the tabs.


For the cover, I've die cut the letters to spell 'recipe' in a letter set that has a drop shadow, in navy blue and white.  I've staggered this down the page, and left room in the open spaces to add additional die cuts, like an apron, turkey and a pie.  

In my collection at home, I've got lots of food and kitchen die cuts, so I was really excited to put these to use!  On the apron, I decided to give it some dimension by adding a piece of ribbon underneath it to look like the strings of the apron.


On page 2, I've added a photo of my daughter helping me with turkey prep.  It's also got a pocket at the bottom and an empty recipe tag shaped like a gift tag. 


This was stamped with a set of recipe card stamps I had in my collection.  Later she can add to it as she wishes.  This pocket also has assorted dies, stickers and a doily for embellishment.


Page 3 is my favorite - I've always loved this picture, because it was my daughter's first Thanksgiving.  And, as you can see - we caught her at the perfect moment! 


More stickers and another pocket are here as well.  Pages 4 and 5 are using more of the stickers and papers that came with my scrapbook pad set.


To assemble the book, I've decided to tie it together with assorted colors of twine.  My thought is that as the book gets bigger, she can swap it out for an expandable rings like the ones here, or add more pages.  This adds a colorful look and would look really cute on display in any kitchen!


Do you have favorite traditions during Thanksgiving, or other holidays you celebrate?  I hope this book inspires you to try an album like this for your next memory project. 


It's fun to look at the pictures, but also the old recipe cards I've received from friends and family over the years.  I encourage you to give it a try!  Thanks for stopping by!


Additional supplies:  paper pad and sticker set (Photo Play), die cuts (assorted), Distress Oxide inks, tag maker (Sizzix), ribbon, assorted stamps, glue