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.

Cutest Pups 12x12 Layout by Kristin Rizzo


Hello, it's Kristin here and I am excited to be sharing my third project for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  I just love to scrapbook, especially when it comes to my fur babies!  I'm here today to share a layout I made using three of the Mini Shaker Heart/Paws.  


I couldn't wait to use these shakers on a layout of my three girls: Bristol, Millie & Bailey.  I started by staining the chipboard with Distress Stain in Walnut Stain.  While I had that out, I also stained the chipboard piece I had in my stash that said, "cutest".

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I put together a shaker mix with sequins and gems from my stash, added them to the shakers and glued them together, 


I started the layout by using a plate from my kitchen and traced a half circle out of the printed patterned paper on the left-hand side of the page.  I glued that to the yellow patterned paper and added the sticker to the top of the page.  Next, I gathered all of my embellishments and started making my clusters.  After that, the layout came together fast.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Kristin  :)

Dare to Wonder

Hey!! It's Tmika on your feed here to give you something to think about. Have you ever sat and Wondered?? Just literally sat down, gazed into the air and thought. Wondered what would happen if you started that business, if you took a chance, if you took a risk.. I do. I often have to be nudged a bit to snap me out of it. I usually write down my thoughts and come back to them later. 

I say all of that to say - my Buppa - my first grandbaby..always stares into oblivion.. I wonder what he thinks about, what he sees.. does he like us?? Lol!! I captured these photos (and many many more) of my little Buppa - thinking. I just knew that these little snaps were made for a layout.

I used the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base. I used some craft stain in espresso to give the blank wood some color. After a couple of coats - I let it dry. 

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I then went in with the 4x6 Brick wall stencil and white paste to give the layout some dimension and texture.


I used Mintay's paper collection Tiny Miracles for the surrounding die cuts. Those were all fussy cut out by hand. Cause I love my Buppa :)


I love the contrast between the dark wood and the lighter papers. I printed out and used a stitched circle die to cut them out.


I finished the layout with some lace and webbing from my stash. Added some shimmer and flat back pearls to complete the layout. 

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What do you think Buppa is thinking?? I'd love to know your thoughts, lol!!  Anywho, that's all for now. I hope you liked what I created and will try some of these techniques at home. And remember - You're never too old to WONDER!


Virtual Hugs,


Twinkle Twinkle - Bailey 12x12 Layout by Kristin Rizzo

Twinkle Twinkle - Bailey 12x12 Layout

Hello, it's Kristin here and I am thrilled to be sharing my first project for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  I love to scrapbook and when I do, I like to challenge myself to use product and papers that I love that don't necessarily suit my needs.  For this layout I used a baby-themed paper for a doggie layout.  This was a very layout that came together relatively quick once I had my shaker made.  


I used the Dog Bone Shaker that you can find here:  Dog Bone Shaker. I used some white acrylic paint from my stash to paint around the edges.  I painted around the inner and outer edges of each layer as well.  I backed the shaker with a pink patterned paper with teeny tiny hearts on it.  I then made my own shaker mix (dog bones, pink cupped, white cupped, clear cupped and paw print sequins).  I then glued the acrylic piece to the top layer and set it aside.  Next, I glue the other three layers together, added the sequin mix and then attached the top of the shaker.  I love how cute it turned out!


The sky is the limit with the Clear Scraps SHAKERS! - I love that you can fill them with so many different things and whatever you decide to back the shakers with can dramatically change the look!


For this layout, I started with a white cardstock base and added brown, gold and yellow splatters using different sprays from my stash.  I then we to my 6x8 paper pad and started layering random, different sized strips of patterned paper until I liked how it looked.  Before I glued them down, I distressed the edges.


Finally, I added all the embellishments.  For fun, I added a few of the little bone sequins.  The 3x4 card that I used seemed appropriate for the photo of my little Bailey Girl getting ready for a nap.


I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Kristin  :)

Sweet Summertime Layout

Hi crafty friends!

Anyone scrapbook? I have to admit that I am not a consistent scrapbooker and when I create a layout, it. usually is 6x8 instead of 12x12. Today I am sharing a sweet and simple layout that I designed with my daughter in mind.



To shake things up, I used the Mini Shaker Popscicle. I heat embossed the top layer of the shaker to add texture and color. I backed the shaker with a watercolored page and added a swirled sequins mix. 




The background of the entire layout is filled with splattered inks. I wanted the yellow-orange hues to be more vibrant so I went back in with fossilized amber stain and used it as watercolor. I used the 4x6 Coffee Stain Stencil and added more splatters throughout. The floral die cut is stamped and ink blended to coordinate. I popped that element up to create more depth. Stitched accents were my finishing touch.

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All of these elements + my daughter make for a sweet summertime layout. I hope you enjoyed this post and project.

Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think. Questions are also welcome. Be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group and find this beauty posted there as well. If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @politecreations) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps). I would love to see it!


Happy Crafting,


Snowman Shaker Scrapbook Layout

What does your holiday storage situation look like?  Do you keep all the pictures of Christmas around for memories?  Hi, it's Maureen with you today!  I have a confession - I've got a lot of holiday items in storage. 

That's why I started a project this Summer to take all of the Christmas pictures I had in frames and move them to an album.  I had so many tabletop frames to store and I thought it was just better to start clearing out some space!  So, this page is one of the layouts I've done to get pictures moved into a holiday scrapbook.


This picture is of my family at a place where we took a ride on the Polar Express up to the North Pole.  Our kids got to wear their pajamas, and we sang songs and drank hot cocoa.  It's a memory that I remember fondly, as Santa made his way on to the train and gave every child a sleigh bell.  


I worked in the colors and patterns that are on my son's pajamas into this page.  First up is the snowman - he's a fun addition to the page, isn't he?  I'm using the Snowman Mini Shaker along with the Winter Flake Sprinkles filler.  Great colors to work with!


When working with the shakers, don't forget to take off the protective film on the acrylic panels on both sides.  The snowman is card stock paper on the back panel in various colors, and for the face, I stamped it with a doll stamp I had and drew in a nose.  He's painted with a top coat of black and white and completed by a vibrant ribbon on top!


The Clear Scraps Mini Shakers are always a great way to fill white space on a layout, and I love how the snowman is gazing up at the picture!


I'm also using the Mitten Chipboard Embellishments on this page - a perfect shape for my 8.5" by 11" layout.  These are covered with a turquoise patterned paper, and the cuffs are a white card stock embossed with swirl patterns.  I laid it over the cuff and then trimmed off the excess.


The mittens look great as a backdrop for my page title - I've added a little glitter by using a black shimmery card stock in the font, and also a bit of embroidery floss to look like the yarn ties on the mittens.

I feel really accomplished getting this done and I'm so glad there are great items to choose from like these embellishment and shaker items.  I hope this inspires you to get a couple scrapbook projects done as well.  Have a great day and we will see you next time!


Wings Chipboard Embellishment Shapes Layout

Hello crafty friends and happy Monday!  It is Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using some Clear Scraps goodies! And I'm going to show you my easy techniques that you can recreate on your own pages!  


I started with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock as my background and lined up approximately where I would adhere my photo.  


I then secured the 5x9 Geo Burst Stencil with washi tape to my cardstock.  Using blending brushes and Distress Oxide Inks in pink and green, I added color to my background around my photo as well as under my top border.


Here is a close up of the end result!  I did not worry about it being perfect as I knew some of the ink would be covered by my photo or paper.  


I set aside my layout to work on my embellishments.  Using white acrylic paint, I added a thin coat the Wings Chipboard Embellishment (I only used one out of the set).  Once my paint was dry, I added a light coat of crackle effect and allowed ample drying time. 


Once the crackle was dry, I painted my wings with chalk paint in pink.


I then adhered my Chipboard Embellishment using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it works great and dries quick! 


I added and layered smaller embellishments under and over my photo.  I also like to use foam dots to pop up my embellishments for extra dimension. 



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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, foam words/stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L;  paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; crackle effect: Martha Stewart Crafts; Distress Oxide Inks, pigment ink: Ranger;   date stamp: Heidi Swapp; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread

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.

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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.