Tres Jolie Cross Promo-Flower Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! I  hope you are enjoying our team's inspiration using the Tres Jolie Kit Club's April Kit of the month! We are so excited to be partnering with them this week!  For today's project, I created a layout using their beautiful kit with some Clear Scraps goodies!


I began with a white cardstock background and blended in some pink Distress Oxide Ink for contrast.  Then using my Silhouette, I cut a floral frame  to add in some of the papers from the kit.  Once I was finished, I assembled the Flower Mini Shaker Shape.  I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper and painted the frames with green chalk paint.  I used coordinating sequins to match the papers and flowers from the kit. 


I used the same green chalk paint the color one of the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes and affixed with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  From the kit, I added in floral cluster as well as epoxy shapes for accent. 


For my title, I used white cardstock on my Silhouette and adhered with liquid adhesive. 


Thank you for stopping by!  You can find all of our Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE. Hope you've enjoyed this past week! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned papers, flowers, epoxy circles: Tres Jolie Kit Club; cardstock: American Crafts, Creative Memories; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; cut files: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome: sequins: Crate Paper; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; misc: thread. 

The Fabric of Life Vintage Layout

Hi Craft Friends!!

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

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

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


and Mini Shaker Scallop Rectangle Click here 


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

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

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


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


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

Here's a closeup look!


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


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


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


Here's some more closeup photos!




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

Until next time, Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies Used:

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

Easter Basket Chipboard Layout

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thanks for stopping by today! 


Supplies Used:

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

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

Lucky Shamrock Mini Shaker Layout

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


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



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


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


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


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


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



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


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

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



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

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


Double Hearts Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer and I'm back with a layout I created using some fun Clear Scraps products! Valentines Day is almost here and my page is all about love!  I'm going to show you the techniques I used, as well.



Starting with white cardstock, I blended in Distress Oxide Inks in pink, red, and yellow at the top and bottom edges of my page.  I  did not worry about it being perfect. 


Next using the 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil, I  added a thin layer of Crackle Paste.  


Here is a close up of the end result of the Crackle Paste and the Distress Oxide Ink. 


I set my cardstock aside to work on my Double Heart Mini Shaker Shape. First, I  added patterned paper to the chipboard base of my shaker using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I cut away excess paper with scissors and trimmed the edges with my x-acto knife and sanding tool. 


I painted the two middle chipboard frames with pink chalk paint only focusing on the edges.


For the top chipboard frame, I  colored it with Matte Chalk Polish in Pink.  I applied the polish in a circular motion the the applicator contained in the cap.  


Here is a close up of my Shaker assembled and placed on the layout!  



Thank you for stopping by the blog! I  hope this inspires you to create  a page all about your significant other!  You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, foam letters/shapes, enamel dots: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock, date stamp: American Crafts; paint: Folk Art, Creative Expressions; sequins:  Picket Fence Studio, Recollections; crackle paste, pigment ink, Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; cut file: Silhouette; misc: thread, x-acto knife

Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--Pawsome Dog LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little puppy love with this LO!!

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Why not make a Valentine's LO of your pup?  They definitely know how to steal our hearts so they deserve a little love in return!  This LO was created with some fun doggie themed papers and stickers--but the addition of the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Heart/Paw really takes the adorable up a notch!!  

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The shaker was painted with green and brown acrylic paint to match the papers used.   I love the ability to create something that matches your LO exactly and the Mini Shakers are perfect for that!  It's such a great feature of the Mini Shakers!  Love the fact they add a little movement and sparkle too!  The filler used here was a mixture of the Sprinkles Heart Confetti (I picked out the red hearts and mixed them in) and the Fall Sequins.  Both can be found in the Clear Scraps store HERE.  There are some other fun pet themed Mini Shakers as well--make sure to look at all the options in the store HERE.

Another fun touch on this LO is the use of stenciling.  It's a nice and easy way to add a layer to your scrapbooking. 

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The Clear Scraps 6" Polka Dot Stencil is a fun one to use on almost any LO.  Just a little acrylic paint, a foam brush, and you can add this fun element to your page!  A few plastic dot embellishments were added in between the stenciled circles for more interest and contrast.  A little twine and some heart shaped enamels finish this LO off perfectly!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoyed the Valentine inspiration being shared with you!  Stop back soon for more inspiration and ideas!!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Heart/Paw, Sprinkles Heart Confetti, Fall Sequins Mix, 6" Polka Dot Stencil

Other:  Acrylic paint--brown, green, plastic candy dots, brown cardstock, twine, Bella Blvd Cooper papers, stickers and enamel hearts.

Snow Much Fun Acrylic Layout

Hello Craft Friends!

Hope you all are having a great start to the New Year! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today, sharing my winter layout. I love to capture those favorite winter moments of playing in the snow, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. That's what I love most about scrapbooking. You can go back and relive those special times with family and friends. 

For our layout project we'll be using Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet as your base. Click here If you haven't tried using these acrylic sheets, I encourage you to try them out. In addition to we'll be using one of the new Tag Mitten chipboard embellishments Click here to decorate our layout. These are so much fun to decorate and they add a special touch to your layout!

The paper collection I'll be using is Simple Stories "Feelin Frosty" I think it's super cute and just perfect for those winter photos! I'll be inking my papers and embellishments using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs from Tim Holtz. 

To begin take one of the 12x12 patterned papers and cut down to 11 & 3/8 inches. Make sure to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet, before adhering your paper to the acrylic. I use a clear tape runner to adhere my paper to my acrylic sheet. Set aside for now. 


Take your tag/mitten chipboard embellishment and cut away from the outside frame. 


I like to save my leftover frame piece and use for future projects. Take your chipboard tag base. Trace around it onto another coordinating paper. Mark the hole at the top. Cut out and glue your paper to your tag surface. Taking an x-acto knife, trim away any excess paper. 


Punch the hole at the top of your tag, using a paper punch. You can use a Distress tool to smooth away any rough edges on your tag.

Taking my Mittens embellishments, I covered it with pink Chalk Ink, then covered the top with Martha Stewart Sugarcube glitter. Shake off any excess glitter. I inked the top fur on the Mittens with white ink and sprinkled some Martha Stewart white confetti glitter over top. Let dry.


After your tag is throughly dry, glue your Mittens embellishment along the bottom part of your tag, making sure your edges line up. I recommend using Beacon glue for adhering your chipboard pieces. It's not only strong but acid free too. So it won't damage your photos! I added a Snowflake brad over my top hole on my tag. And a puffy sticker Brrr sentiment! Here's a closeup look!


Taking some pink cardstock, I matted 3 photos and arranged where I wanted before adhering to my page. I like to use a variety of different embellishments and sentiments on my layout. I make sure of their placement, before gluing to my layout. 

The ephemera Snowflake images, I applied some foam dots to the back before adhering to my page. I also added foam dots to the scarf ephemera piece. Take your tag Mittens embellishment and glue to the right side of my layout. Here's a closeup!


Along the bottom edge of my page, I applied some enamel dots! The snowman chipboard sticker I adhered onto my photo and applied a pink enamel dot on top of his hat! Here's a closeup!


Here's how my layout turned out! 


One more closeup for you!


I hope you enjoyed my project today and you'll want to start creating your own memories to enjoy and share for years to come. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and please share your crafty makes with us on our  Facebook Clear Scraps Creative page! Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies!

Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Feelin Frosty collection, paper punch, Beacon glue, foam dots, pink cardstock, photos of your choice, Martha Stewart Sugarcube glitter and white confetti glitter, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, paper trimmer, scoring tool, xaco knife, 


Buppa’s First Christmas

 Hey y’all, Tmika here with my last post for Clear Scraps. I’ve had a wonderful time creating with great products and an awesome time creating these posts! I do hope that you have gained inspiration from anything that I have posted. Enough of the mushy stuff, let’s get on with chatting about one of my most favorite people… My first grandson, Buppa!

When I saw this Circle Printer Tray Frame, I knew that I needed to capture his little photo shoot from his first Christmas and have it on display!


Let me walk you through the process of how all this came together. 
I started out by gathering items that I had collected from my local dollar tree. I wanted to use these as decorations on my shaker frame. I also went through my Christmas paper stash with the same color theme and pulled papers that I’d like to have on the frame. And of course I printed out pictures of my grandson.

I started out by adding a 12 x 12 sheet of black card stock to the back of my frame. I didn’t want to leave the backside blank as I wasn’t sure if I was going to hang it or add a stand. I attached this with double sided tape.
I set that aside and added double sided tape all around the perimeter of the frame. I took a 12 x 12 piece of pattern paper laid it on top,  gave it a great press before cutting out all the negative spaces.


I went over the edges with a nail file to smooth things out.

I grabbed the other papers and added them to the now empty negative  spaces. 

I used double sided tape to adhere everything to it. This is how everything came together.
I love how the different pattern papers accentuate the photo and add great details to the layout. I knew that I wanted to add one more Christmas elements to my frame. I went through my stash and saw the Mini Shaker Snow Globe and thought that this would be perfect.

I used some of the leftover paper from the frame negative and did the same thing to the top layer of this mini globe. I adhered it together with glossy accents.


Once I have the top layer covered I added the acetate sheet to it. I  sprinkled a little bit of coordinating sequin mix to the inside of the frame and glued the two pieces together with glossy accents.
 I also added a little bit of the glossy accents to the outer layer for some razzle dazzle. So now I’m gathering my bits and bobs to start layering the decor on top of my frame.
I started on the right hand side and placed my slow globe where I wanted it to be. Then I started layering each piece separately until I reached my desired effect. Here is the step-by-step process of all the pieces.
After I was done layering, I added the back piece that I covered in black card stock to the frame.
I decided to hang the frame using the already provided jute rope that was on the word joy at the top of the frame. I think it looks great! Later, if I decided… I could add a stand to the back and display it on the table. So it’s a win-win! Here are the finished pictures. 

I absolutely love how this came out! It is so chunky, just like I like it! Buppa’s First Christmas went off without a single hitch! hope you were inspired by some of the details on this layout to create a 3-D project of your own. This wraps up my time here at Clear Scraps and it also wraps up 2022! I hope you guys have a great New Year with lots of success, joy and happiness! 
Tootles, my crafty peeps! 

Tmika - Out! 🎤🎤

Clear Scraps--Chipboard Shapes & Tags--Dear Santa Sparkle LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you here today to give a little scrapping inspiration for those holiday photos coming soon!

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I love a bright, fun Christmas LO!!  You see so much red and green, I love the look of the aqua, pink, and red together--it really makes the LO pop!  But what really pulls it all together and frames the entire page is the coordinating chipboard sets from Clear Scraps!

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The Tag Present Chipboard Embellishment is perfect for this!  I love this tag with the presents too!  You get a sturdy chipboard tag, and then the little present is in the set to allow you to easily paint, stain, etc, the little present.  You could even put a different color paper behind it!  It would be great, not just in a Christmas LO, but also birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, Baby Shower, Wedding you name it!  Limited only by your imagination and creativity!  There is another version with mittens for all your winter pics and another with Holly.  So easy to create--this one I just painted the little gift, then added a layer of glitter glue.  I covered the tag with paper, brushed edges with ink, and when the little present was dry, glued it all together!  Love to make custom embellishments so easily!  Find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE.

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How perfect of a match to the tag are these cuties!  The little presents are just the right addition to the LO!  They were painted with acrylic paint like the little present on the tag, also covered with pretty sparkly glitter glue and this time I did trace them out on different patterned papers, cut out and then glued on the back.  Once dry, they were the perfect little touch, and who is better to add then a cute little Santa sticker.  These presents are called the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment and can be found right near the tags in the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chipboard Embellishments--Two Presents & Tag Present.

Other:  acrylic paint, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Stardust Stickles,

Simple Stories Mix and A-Mingle collection, foam tape, twine.

Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Family Traditions LO

Hello everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing

a little scrapbooking inspiration.  I've got a LO that

would be perfect for those Thanksgiving pictures

you are bound to have after spending the day with

family and friends.

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It's full of warm fall colors, and family togetherness.

The base is olive green cardstock, and I started

building the layers with one of the Clear Scraps

stencils that has quickly become a favorite!  It's

the 5x9 Leaf Stencil that I dabbed on using a soft

orange/yellow paint.  The stencil gives you 2 great

options to use on all sorts of projects in any season.

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After layering in some plaid patterned papers, it

was time to embellish.  I used a few stickers and

twine, and also grabbed some of the Clear Scraps

chipboard.  The Family Chipboard Word Title

is a perfect addition to sum up the LO idea.

It's painted with acrylic paint (same as the

leaves with the stencil) and then brushed

with some distress ink to make it pop a bit.

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The  Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment

was decorated by painting his beard with

gray acrylic paint, his little shoes black

(I used a brush for the detail work) and

then I cut a piece of paper in the shape of

of the nose and added paint and ink 'til

I got a look I liked.  While that dried, I

had already traced him onto some pretty

fall patterned scrapbook paper, so it was

time to fussy cut him out, then glue to the

front (hat) or back (beard) of the gnome.

I added a band and some stickers to the hat.

When I glued him to the page, I saved the

nose for last and added foam tape under to

give it some dimension.  Then a few more

stickers across the front and he was done!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  5x9 Leaf Stencil, Family Chipboard Word Title,

Gnomes Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Fall Fever Collection paper and stickers,

acrylic paint--orange, yellow, gray, black, white, pink,

Walnut Stain Distress Ink, twine, glue, foam tape.

Be A Rainbow In Someone Else’s Cloud

Hey everybody it’s Tmika here with a quick post. Have you ever heard the saying, “ Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud“? This is a quote by Maya Angelo. It rings true in so many ways for me. I have a great friend circle which I am so very proud of. Whenever I am in need of a rainbow in my cloud, there’s always someone that I could find to be just that. Whether it’s a listening ear for a venting session or a chitchat, or a shoulder to cry on whether physically or virtually… I am grateful that I have people around me that I could count on.  In this instance, I’ve captured a photo between friends. The three of us have been friends for a very long time. From left to right, myself, Audrey and Sheryl. We met on YouTube and clicked instantly, as a larger group. Now our group has gotten smaller over the years… But that just means more love to go around. And these three amigos are sticking together!

Without going into too much detail, because this is not my story to share… I was able to be part of a rainbow that was in someone else’s cloud. I was so grateful that I was able to be there to give a physical hug, share tears and a few laughs along the way. So today I wanted to share with you guys the short story – a little bit of my life – and this beautiful layout that speaks volumes in and of itself. Let’s get into the details..


This is a 12 x 12 page layout using Basil card stock. I’ve picked up glitter paper from DCWV  and cut them into rainbow strips using my Cameo. I shortened the strip on the right side in order to present my focal piece. My cloud! This is the Cloud Mini Shaker Shape that I added a beautiful sequin mix to. I painted the outside white with acrylic paint and then went over that with glitter.  Because when you are a rainbow you have to shine, right? 

I didn’t want to overcrowd the layout, inadvertently I think I did though… Just because I’m me 🤷🏽‍♀️ I added some of the sequin to my rainbows. Oh, did I mention that I stitched the rainbows on to the layout? No? I stitched the rainbows together on the layout with my sewing machine. In case I hadn’t mentioned it…


 I also typed out the sentiment with some gold mirror paper and laid that out on the side. I used some ephemera from my Maggie Holmes ephemera box. It’s a mix of different collections so I couldn’t pinpoint what belongs to which.  


I drew an outline with a fine tip pen around the border of the layout. I did distress the edges to add some distinction between the two base pages. 


Finally I added some little page flags in the upper right hand corner to fill some of the negative space. 


I felt that I should make the photo black &white because that reads as raw.. which is the emotion 

Im trying to evoke in this layout and post. I hope I have captured that.

I hope you like what I created and I also hope that you have a friend circle that you can count on and or lean on. In addition to that, I hope you are a part of a friend circle or someone can count on and or lean on you. Until next time…


virtual hugs,


Ribbon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! It is Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using the Ribbon Mini Shaker Shape!  November is lung cancer awareness month so I thought I would use the shaker for a page all about my sweet angel mother.  My mom passed away from lung cancer a little over 13 years ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her dearly.  I think creating pages such as these are therapeutic and healing.  


After adhering my background paper down, I used the 5x9 Circle Dots Patterns Stencil with three coordinating Distress Oxide Inks.  I blended my inks around where I  would place my photo. 


I set my page aside to work on my Mini Shaker Shape.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker.  I trimmed away excess paper with scissors as well as used my sanding stick to smooth the edges. 


For the top and two insides frames, I painted them with white acrylic paint as shown.  I  chose white because it is the ribbon color for lung cancer awareness. 


I added small beaded sequins to the inside of my shaker after adhering my two center frames. I then adhered the acrylic overlay and clipped my pieces together while the adhesive dried. 


I then adhered the top frame and added a sentiment die cut shape to the center.   You can also see a small wood heart I added as well. 


Along the border of my two patterns,  I layered stickers, die cuts, and hand punched circles using foam dots on some of the elements. 


Here is a close up of the Distress Oxide Ink with the stencil along with some of the embellishments mixed in. 



As I get older, the less I like my handwriting! So, I decided to type out my journaling on my typewriter and white cardstock. I adhered each piece with my Beacon 3-in-1. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! I  hope this inspires you to create a layout about one of your loved ones that you have lost. 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, washi tape:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive:  Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollections; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; blending brushes: Taylored Expressions; typewriter: Brother; spray ink:  October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, vellum

Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--31 Spooky Reasons LO

Hi there everyone!!  Do you have some spooktacular pictures

to scrap from Halloween?  Some adorable pumpkin patch,

trick or treating, or Halloween party pics?   I've got some

inspiration to get you started today!

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This LO was created using the adorable Clear Scraps

Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts!  There is also a bat

version of this circle shaker:

Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Ghosts

These are so easy and fun to make and they add

a lot to a scrapbook page--including movement,

when you add your filler to the shaker piece!

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This shaker was painted with black acrylic paint for the

frame, I used a brush to go in and paint the ghosts with

white acrylic paint, and then after they dried, I brushed a

 little gray distress ink onto the ghosts.   The background

came from tracing the solid circle back onto patterned

paper and gluing it down to that back layer.  Then the

frame pieces were layered on, gluing as you go, then

add the filler/sequins before you get to the acrylic layer. 

In this case it was the Clear Scraps Spooky Sequins mix. 

If you'd like to see all the super cute options in the

Clear Scraps store, check them all out HERE.

After the sequins are in, then you can glue down

the acrylic layer.  Remember that you need to peel

off the protective film on BOTH sides of this acrylic

piece.  It's a great feature that protects the acrylic

until you are ready to complete your project!

Final step is the painted frame over the acrylic

layer.  It's so fun and easy to make these and

they add so much to the page!


If you want to check out ALL of the shaker

options available in the Clear Scraps store,

you can find everything HERE.  There is

a mini shaker for almost every occasion!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts,

Spooky Sequins Mix.

Other:  PhotoPlay Paper Fright Night collection,

black and white acrylic paint, Hickory Smoke

distress ink, foam tape, glue.

Hello Fall Shaker Album

Hi crafty friends! 

Fall is my favorite season because it is filled with so many opportunities to make memories with my family. Each year we go to the pumpkin patch and have a blast as my  kids run around and pick pumpkins. Since it is now a core memory for my husband and I, I thought that last year's trip deserved to be documented. Using the Pumpkin Wood Accordion Shaker Album I did just that.

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I began by covering the album with beautiful fall paper. I then filled it with an abundance of sequins and seed beads. I really wanted  the shaker mix to peak through whenever possible.




To further adorn the cover, I fussy cut a butterfly from the paper and added it for a small bit of dimension. I stained my wood sentiment and let it be the focus of the cover. I then added a few coordination flowers to the cover.


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I bound the album with some twine and finally added in a few pictures. 

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I hope you enjoyed this quick project share and that it brought you some inspiration.

As always, if you choose to recreate this, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,



Scrapbook Layout with Ribbon Shaker


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog with a scrapbook layout that I'd like to share with you.

Have you tried any of Clear Scraps Mini Shakers yet? There are all sorts of designs for holidays and occasions. They are great on all types of projects like cards, altered items, home decor, magnets, gift bag tags and more! You can also use them to embellish your scrapbook layouts. It really adds to the design of the layout while providing an interactive element.

Clear Scraps Mini Ribbon Shaker worked perfectly for this Breast Cancer Awareness layout...


Here is a closeup pic of the shaker...


I used a polka dot printed paper from the paper collection to cover the backer on the shaker. I painted the top layer of the shaker with a shiny silver paint to coordinate with the pinks and greys in the layout.

I adhered the 2 chipboard layers to the base, then filled the shaker with several different shades of pink sequins.

Once the shaker was filled, it was time to finish assembling it. I removed the protective film from one side of the acrylic piece and then adhered that side down to the top of the shaker. I removed the other film then adhered the painted layer. I like to remove the protective film one side at a time. It keeps the other side protected from glue or fingerprints while you are adhering it.

If you want to make your page REALLY interactive, consider putting the shaker on the OUTSIDE of your page protector using velcro. That way the shaker can be pulled off and shaken, something your kiddos might enjoy doing.


Clear Scraps: Mini Ribbon Shaker

Other: Simple Stories: Scrapbook Papers, Cardstock, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, 3D Dots, Silver Paint and Pink Sequins