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Home Sweet Home Memory-Dex Cards

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I have another project to share today using the new Memory-Dex cards from Clear Scraps! For my project today I chose to use the Clear Scraps House's Chipboard Divider Cards Click here there are so many different styles to chose from, you'll want to collect more than one set and mix and match them to any theme or decor.


There are also different style Wooden Boxes,  Click here you can create and store all your Memory-Dex cards inside. How fun is that!

The papers I chose are from Simple Stories "Hearth and Home" collection. This is a great way to use up all your leftover Scraps!

To begin I painted the tops and bottom edges on both sides using acrylic Black paint. Let dry. 


Next I chose several different papers to decorate the front and back sides of each Memory-Dex card. 



Now the fun part begins! You can chose what embellishments you want to use to decorate each side of your card. I like to use a variety of stickers, Chipboard stickers, ephemera, Brads and enamel dots! 

Front of Card 1: I added some of the Journaling bits and pieces sentiments, mixer sticker I applied foam dots on the back before adhering to my card. I adhered some chipboard sticker spoons and 3 enamel dots on the chimney and Love this sticker on the roof. Here's a closeup!


Back of card 1: I cut out a small sentiment piece, applied foam dots on the back before adhering on the left side. The Let's do Dinner, journal bits and finished with a few puffy sticker floral/vase, and bird. Here's a closeup!


Front of Card 2: I took the bench ephemera piece and adhered with foam dots, and acouple chipboard sticker elements. 


Back of Card 2:

I took 3 of the houses Journaling bits and pieces and adhered to my card using foam dots. A puffy sticker on the chimney and Home chipboard sticker on the roof!


Front of Card 3: I adhered 3 chipboard sentiment phases and chipboard flower to the base. A puffy sticker at the top! 


Back of Card 3: I cut out the laundry sign from a scrap paper. Applied to the card with foam dots. I glued a days of the week journal bits piece on the left side. And a few cchipboardhearts and bird stickers. To finish I added a heart sticker on the roof.


Here's a look at my finished Memory-Dex cards!





I hope you enjoyed my project today! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here to see all the newest Memory-Dex cards and boxes available for purchase!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next month, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: paper trimmer, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, foam dots, Beacon glue, Back acrylic paint, Simple Stories Hearth and Home Collection.


Enjoy the Little Things

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Now that the month of March has arrived, I have spring fever! Now's the perfect time to start creating those Springtime projects!

Today I have a Springtime Home Decor project to share. I'll be using several Clear Scraps products, including Rectangle wood shape (you can find all the wood products available including Shiplap shapes that would work just fine for this project Click here mini shaker mushroom Click here and Clear Scraps Scallop Chipboard border Click here

The paper collection I chose to use is from Graphic45 "Little Things " (the gnomes and garden fairies are too cute) I will be inking all my papers using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

To begin our project, I covered my wood base with one of the patterned papers and cut to measure 10 x 7 & 7/8 inches. Adhere to your base using Beacon glue. I recommend using a strong permanent glue such as Beacon. 

Now take your scalloped chipboard borders 20230305_134953
and cut apart one border. You can save the other scalloped border for a future project. Taking another coordinating paper, (I chose one of the border pieces from this collection) I cut to measure 10 inches. Then glue your paper onto your scalloped chipboard border, leaving about 1/4 inch of wood showing at the bottom. I trimmed away any excess paper at the top,  using an x-acto knife. Using your Clear Scraps sanding tool Click here or Distress tool, smooth out any rough edges.


Then glue your chipboard border piece at the top of your wood base. Set aside for now. 


 Now  let's begin to decorate and assemble our mushroom shaker. 


Remove your shaker pieces from your package. I applied some cream acrylic paint to the stem of my shaker piece. On the top mushroom cap piece, I applied some red acrylic paint. Let dry. 


Taking the bottom mushroom cap shaker piece,  I chose one of the patterned papers and traced around the mushroom cap. Cut out and glue your paper to your shaker base. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife and smooth any rough edges using your sanding tool. 


Take your next 2 bottom chipboard shaker pieces and glue in place on top of your bottom piece. Fill your shaker with glitter, beads, sequins (I used Clear Scraps Summer sequins) Click here


Peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic shaker piece before gluing in place. Lastly glue your top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking!


Now the fun part of planning how you want decorate your project and what embellishments you would like to add. I don't glue anything down onto my project, until I'm happy with their placement. 

I fussycut some images from several scrap papers.


Then I adhered my butterfly at the top of my mushroom shaker. I slightly bent my mushroom paper piece to create dimension. Then glued onto the bottom stem of my mushroom. The gnome I adhered foam dots to the back before adhering.  Here's a photo for you!


Now choosing one of the Journaling cards, I cut it out and then carefully torn around the edges. Then applied some Distress Ink along the edges. I adhered foam tape onto the back of my Journaling card and adhered on the left side of my wood base. Here's a closeup!


I cut out a border sentiment piece and glued along the bottom edge. I also fussycut some flower fairies and adhered them above my border sentiment using foam dots. The Butterflies i glued above the flower fairies and added a touch of Stickles Stardust glitter to their wings! Here's some closeups!


To finish up my project, I glued my mushroom shaker above the sentiment border, next to my flower fairies. I took one of the matching chipboard sentiments and frame (from this paper collection) and glued at the top, along with a gold pearl gem over the hole in my chipboard frame. I attached a metal hanger on the backside of my wood base. Now it's ready to display on your wall!


I thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! I hope I've inspired you to start creating a Springtime project to decorate your home! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafting supplies and see all the newest products available for purchase!

Till next time, Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, paper trimmer, Distress or sanding tool, Graphic45 pearl gems, Graphic45 Little Things paper collection, Stickles Stardust glitter , Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs 

Lucky to Be Irish Memory-Dex

One of the more carefree holidays I enjoy is St. Patrick's Day.  There's green food, fun beverages and goofy things to wear.  Right up my alley!  Hi, I'm Maureen, and I enjoy this holiday also because I'm part Irish.


I wanted to have fun with some crafts this month, so I decided to put together some cheery Irish themed cards using the new Clear Scraps Memory-Dex line of products.  First up, I chose some of the Rounded Tab Chipboard dividers to decorate.  These are fun and sturdy, allowing me the freedom to glue, paint, color or simply embellish!


I'm covering both in a base paper, trimming the prongs out at the bottom with a detail scissors.  One is a green plaid and the other are a couple stripes of card stock, made to look like Ireland's flag.  I've taken some shamrock die cuts and stamped sentiments to the papers and dusted them with ink.  The designs are complete with some twine, stamps and floral embellishments glued across the front.


Next, I picked out one of the Rounded Acrylic Dividers to work with.  I wanted this card to have some bling!  The fun part of the acrylic cards are the ability to create a see-through project.  I decided to add a shaker foam die cut from a set I have in my stash.  This is a rainbow foam shape that I have filled with beads in assorted colors.  Next, I add an acetate sheet over the top.


My final steps were to add some glitter paper on top and a fun sentiment across the image.  You can see from both sides and it rattles when you shake it.  So fun!


When you're done decorating your cards, consider adding them to one of the DIY Memory-Dex Wood Boxes and display them throughout the holiday or Spring season.  I think a Spring blossom box would be so much fun for these projects!

Here is a list of additional supplies below.  I hope you have a fun time celebrating Spring with this project - see you next time!


Supplies:  Foam and die cut shapes (I used Queen and Co.), bead shaker bits, glitter paper in assorted colors, assorted sentiment stamps, lips stamp, Distress Inks, colored card stock, plaid paper, shamrock die cuts, twine, flower embellishments, glue

Life's a Bowl of Cherries Shiplap Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana here! I'm back with another Home Decor project for you! For this project today, I'm using Clear Scraps Cutting Board Shiplap shape small Click here and Clear Scraps Baking Chipboard Embellishment! Click here


The papers I chose are from Graphic45 "Life's a Bowl of Cherries " paper collection. I'll be inking all my papers and embellishments using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

To begin our project, I took some Folkart Chalk Paint Parchment and painted the top handle area including along the sides. Let dry. 


Next I chose 2 coordinating papers from the 8x8 pad and cut down to fit on each section of my Shiplap pallet. I inked my papers before gluing. I recommend using a strong bond glue like Beacon. Here's the paper measurements for each section:

Top: 6 3/8 x 2 & 1/2 inches

Middle: 6 1/4 x 2 5/8 inches 

Bottom: 6 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches 


Take you Chipboard Baking Embellishment piece and cut away the rolling pin from the frame. You can save the other embellishments for future projects. Using some Prima Ingrid Bergman Chalk Ink Knotted Wood and Pastel Brown, I applied the Chalk onto the chipboard handles and rolling pin.


Set aside to dry. After it has throughly dried, I adhered one of the diecut ticket sentiments to the center of my rolling pin. Then applied some foam dots to the back of my chipboard piece, before adhering onto the top section of my cutting board shape. Here's a closeup!


Now the fun part of choosing your embellishments! I used a variety of embellishments such as matching diecuts, and fussycut elements from the papers!


On the lower handle area on my cutting board, I glued this cute tiny cherry diecut. Below that, I cut out one of the Life is Sweet border pieces from the paper pad  and adhered along the top edge using foam dots. 

On the middle section on my cutting board, I glued a diecut sentiment in the center. Then fussycut acouple cherry embellishments and adhered in each corner. 

Along the bottom section,  I cut out two of the stamp pieces and glued one on each side. In the middle I adhered the bottle cap" Cherry Soda" in the center using foam dots. Here's a closeup!


To finish I took some jute cord and threaded it through the top hole on my cutting board. Then tie a knot on the end. I applied some Stickles Stardust glitter on some of the Cherry images along with Spectrum Noir Glossy Accents. This highlights and adds dimension to the cherries! I think this would be a cute decor piece to display in your kitchen!


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and see all the newest Shiplap shapes available for purchase! I hope you will create something beautiful and share with us on our Facebook Creative page!

Till next time, Have a Crafty Day!


Other Supplies Used: Folkart Chalk Paint Parchment, Prima Ingrid Bergman Chalk Ink Knotted Wood and Pastel Brown, score board, trimmer, Stickles Stardust glitter, Spectrum Noir Glossy highlights Clear, foam dots, jute cord, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Beacon glue 

Vintage Shiplap Heart Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and back to share another February project with you! February is all about Love! I love decorating my home for every holiday including Valentine's Day! How about you?

Today I'll be using Clear Scraps Heart Shiplap Shape Large Click here mini shaker heart Click here


The papers, flowers, ephemera I'll be using to decorate my Shiplap Heart, are from Frank Garcia's Magic Love collection. I adore the vintage look. But you could use any paper style you prefer to decorate your wood heart base. 

To begin I took some Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint and applied around the outside edges of my heart shape, including between the wood sections Let dry before preceding to the next step.


I chose two different coordinating papers from the collection, I traced and cut each piece out. Inked along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then I applied foam tape on the back of each piece of paper before adhering to each section of my Shiplap Heart base. Set your heart aside for now. 


Remove your shaker pieces from your package. I traced my bottom shaker chipboard piece onto one of the Journaling cards in this collection. Glue onto your chipboard shaker piece using Beacon glue. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Using your Distress tool smooth away any rough edges. I applied some Prima Old Rose Chalk Ink  onto my top shaker heart piece. Let dry. I also fussy cut a few hearts from one of my Scrap papers. 


Next glue your next two chipboard pieces in place. Fill your shaker with sequins, glitter, confetti or beads. I chose Clear Scraps Summer sequins Click here now taking your acrylic shaker piece, peel off the protective film from both sides. Then glue in place. Leave undisturbed (no shaking) until throughly dry. Then I glue some white pom pom trim around the edge of my shaker heart!


Now it time to decorate and add your embellishments! I like to rearrange and figure out their placement before adhering to my piece. I applied some foam tape to the back of my shaker before adhering to my Shiplap Heart base. Here's a closeup!


I adhered some wood stickers, Prima flowers, crystals and sticker hearts! Some ephemera pieces I added foam dots to the back before adhering. I love to tuck in some pearls in between my flowers and a few hearts! Here's some closeups!




To finish my home decor piece, I glued some white ruffled crepe paper around the edges of my Shiplap Heart. I think this adds such a nice vintage touch! I added a metal hanger onto the back. Now it's ready to hang!


I hope you've enjoyed my project today! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Check back often to see what all the other design team members have created just for you! Shop for all your crafty supplies and see all that's new on the Clear Scraps website! Click here

I'll be back soon to share another project to hopefully inspire you! Until then, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Frank Garcia's Magic Love collection, Prima flowers, Prima crystals, Prima Chalk Ink "old rose" trimmer, score board, xaco knife, Beacon glue, Heart clip, stapler, foam dots and tape, sequins, white pompom trim, white ruffled crepe paper 


Coffee Talk Memory Card Box

"I don't have a relationship with coffee, coffee has a relationship with ME."  Ha, ha - hi there!  It's Maureen with you today and I'm excited to be sharing one of the newest products from Clear Scraps - the DIY Memory-Dex box and cards!


As is my nature, I like to pick themes that "speak to me."  And coffee definitely does that, ha ha ha!  I wanted this project to be a fun item to flip through but also have the ability to be a gift or functional in its purpose.


I'm starting with assembling the box, which Clear Scraps makes so incredibly easy!  These pieces fit together like a glove and make your job so simple.  Just add glue!


I'm using a tacky glue because I find it to be very easy to work with, but also secure to hold the pieces together.  However, you can use any standard wood glue as well.  I've added glue on each joint, and started with the side and back panel.  After a few minutes, I've added the other side and front panel.

Wipe off any excess glue you see with a wet paper towel or wipe.


Next, I insert the rods into the holes of the smaller wood pieces and then lay that entire section in to the box first.  Then, I squeeze some glue on the back and front of the box bottoms, and push the smaller pieces up against it.  Seriously - this is one easy item to assemble!  It only took a little while to put together and some time to dry.


The outside of the box is decorated in several coffee themed patterns, and I've simply traced the boxes with a pencil.  Any excess edges are trimmed with a detail scissors after gluing on to the sides.


My papers had fun quotes so I cut one of them in strips and added it to both sides of my box, along with a white card stock border.  All edges are dusted with some brown ink, to give it dimension.  I've also stamped a sentiment and added a die cut "coffee" phrase to the front with glue and pop dots.


Now for the cards - I've chosen the Rounded Chipboard Divider file cards for this project, and I'm covering each one with card stock.  I've stamped fun coffee sayings on the fronts, and added assorted patterned papers as strips across or down.  Finish these fronts off with some cute embellishments like small coffee cup die cuts, bows and gems and dust the edges with more brown (or black) ink.


The backs of the cards are also covered in card stock - and I've added an additional piece of card stock to them, to make a pocket.  Glue your pocket only on 3 sides, leaving the top open to slip in a message, gift card...or even coffee supplies!


What a great gift this makes!  What I love about this box is that my other rolodex-style cards fit in it as well, so it is extremely versatile!


How will you use a Memory-Dex box?  I am so excited about this new product from Clear Scraps and eager to know what you might make with one.  I'm off to have a cup of coffee now - see you next time!



Happy Hearts Valentine DIY Wood Box and Memory-Dex cards

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm really excited about today's project post. It features the new Clear Scraps DIY Wood Boxes and Memory-Dex cards. There are a variety of size boxes you can create, as well as Memory-Dex cards in acrylic or chipboard! You'll want to collect them all!

For today's project, I'll be using Clear Scraps High DIY Wood box Click here  I'll  also be using a variety of different Memory-Dex cards in both acrylic and chipboard. You can mix the cards up anyway you want and according to what style or theme you chose.  Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I chose hearts and all things to do with love! 

Remove all your pieces from your package. Lay them out on your table, in order of assembly. I applied some Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint on my bottom piece. Set aside to dry. You could if you like, skip this step and just cover the bottom of your box, with patterned paper. Its up to you! There's no right or wrong way. Just have fun! Here's a look so far:



The papers I chose to decorate the outside of my box as well as my Memory-Dex cards, is Simple Stories "Happy Hearts" collection.  I traced both sides, back and front pieces onto coordinating patterned papers. I trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife.  I inked all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs before adhering them onto my wood pieces. Here's a photo of one side of my box:


Back photo:


Repeat this process for the other side of your box as well as the front piece. Then glue your box together using a strong and permanent glue like Beacon glue. I held my piece in place a few seconds until the glue holds. Repeat for all pieces, making sure you insert both dowels inside your box before gluing the front and back pieces in place. Here's how it will look once your box is assembled.:


Now the fun begins! It's time to decorate the outside of your box.  When decorating my box, I like to chose a variety of embellishments such as trims, ribbon, stickers, chipboard stickers, and sentiments. This is a great way to use up leftover papers and embellishments you have in your crafty stash! If you're like me, I have too many to count! Lol 

Here's some photos I hope will inspire you!





Memory-Dex Cards: For this project I'll be using Rounded chip Click here Rounded tab Click here

Regular chip Click here  Rounded acrylic Click here Regular tab acrylic Click here

Hearts acrylic: Click here

Next take the cards of your choice (I liked to mix my cards up using both acrylic and chipboard cards) but its all up to your own preference) then using a variety of patterned papers, cover the front and back of each card. For my chipboard cards, I cut to measure 4 x 2 &3/4 inches. For my acrylic they measure 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches. Be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic card before adhering your papers. I recommend removing the protective film from your acrylic card as you go, This prevents you from scratching your acrylic surface on any of your cards. 

I like to add a sentiment, stickers, ephemera to decorate my Memory-Dex cards. Here's some samples of how I decorated my acrylic cards.

Front side:


Back side closeups:




Other acrylic cards:



Chipboard Memory-Dex cards: I painted the bottom edges using acrylic paint Black (2 total) and one using pink acrylic paint. Let dry.


Then repeat steps as before covering the front and backs with papers and embellishments. I did make some into pocket cards and tucked ephemera pieces inside my pocket! Here's some closeups!



Here's another photo of my box with my cards stacked inside!


I hope you had as much fun as I have creating this DIY Wood box with Memory-Dex cards! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new DIY Wood Boxes and Memory-Dex cards available to purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your Boxes and Memory-Dex cards with us! We'd love to see yours!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Happy Hearts papers, ephemera and stickers, trimmer, xaco knife, scoring board,  foam dots, Beacon glue, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, enamel dots, heart trim, Pink and black acrylic paint, Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint, 

I Heart U Valentine Home Decor

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! Hope the New Year is treating you well so far. Valentines Day isn't far away,  but there's plenty of time to get started on those projects. Today's project will feature Clear Scraps Wood Deco 3 pack, Click here Wood Shiplap Small square Click here and mini shaker Double Hearts! Click here We'll be creating a cutesy Valentine's day project I hope you'll like. 


To begin our project, remove your  Shiplap Small square from your package. Taking some Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint and a paintbrush, apply the paint over the surface including the sides. Set aside to dry. 


Take out your mini shaker pieces. And trace the bottom piece onto any Valentines Day paper collection you prefer. I'm using an older paper collection from Crate Paper "Main Squeeze." Cut out and glue your paper down onto your bottom shaker piece. Taking an xaco knife, trim away any excess paper.  Smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. Next take your top shaker piece, and cover with patterned paper, glitter, paint or any craft medium you prefer. I chose to trace my double hearts top shaker piece onto this pink/white hearts paper from this collection. I traced, cut out and glued in place. Trim and Distress as we did in the previous step.


Then glue the next 2 chipboard pieces onto your bottom piece, using Beacon glue. Add any shaker filler you prefer, sequins, hearts, beads. I'm using Clear Scraps Sprinkles Hearts Confetti filler Click here


Then taking your acrylic shaker piece  peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering in place. Glue your top piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly before shaking!

Next up using scrap papers from this collection, I cut 4 strips of coordinating papers measuring 4x7/8 inches. I inked my paper strips using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then glue each strip onto each section of your Shiplap Small square surface. 


Taking another coordinating paper (I used red/white polka dot paper) I repeated the same steps to cover the front surface of my Wood Deco Shape. 


Now we ready to start decorating our home decor piece! I like to use a variety of different embellishments including chipboard stickers, ephemera, etc...I also arrange and figure out where I want to adhere my embellishments before adhering them.  I also took some pipecleaners, 3 red and 3 white. I twisted one red and white pipecleaners together and then using Hot glue adhered around the edge of my Wood Deco Shape. 


I glued my shaker towards the upper left corner. I added a chipboard sentiment piece along the top of my shaker. On the bottom using foam dots, I adhered this "Love You" badge sticker. Here's a peek!


I adhered my Shiplap Small square on the right side. I glued a cute pineapple smiley ephemera piece over the top section and a strawberry smiley sticker to the left. I added a chipboard sticker sentiment on the polka dot strip. On the 3rd section, with pop dots I applied another smiley heart and some XO's stickers on the right side.

My bottom strip, I adhered acouple puffy heart stickers. Below my Shiplap shape, using foam dots I adhered a string of sticker hearts! Here's a closeup!


To finish my project, I added a metal hanger on the back side of my Wood Deco Shape. You could add a hanger to the back using ribbon, jute cord or tulle!


I hope you liked my project idea and are inspired to start creating your own Valentines Day project! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Check back often so you don't miss all the new products coming from Clear Scraps! Thanks again for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! 

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Crate Paper Main Squeeze paper collection, Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint, scoring board, paper trimmer, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, foam dots, Distress or sanding tool, red/white pipecleaners, Beacon glue. 


This Is Me Memory-Dex Card Box

Hello!  Its Jennifer here on the blog to share a fabulous new release from Clear Scraps!  Last week the new Memory-Dex DIY Wood Boxes with coordinating Acrylic and Chipboard Cards!  I've been so excited about this product and I  know our team can't wait to show you their projects!  I used the 6 Inch High Box  which I made into a small scrapbook of sorts that is all about me! I  printed out wallet sized photos and documented a little information about myself on each card. 


Assembling the box is super easy and goes together like a puzzle.  I recommend using wood glue or something stronger than your usual liquid adhesive.  Once my box was dry, I  painted the inside and outside with black acrylic paint.  There are two dowel rods that go inside your box but I did not insert them correctly (LOL) and had to place them after the fact. So learn from my mistake! Glue your dowel rods in when putting your box together.  




Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front, sides, and back of my box.  I also added some fun die cuts and embellishments to the front as well.  



I mixed and matched my cards using both the acrylic and chipboard!  For my chipboard cards, I simply painted them black and added patterned paper.  Here is the Scallop Chipboard Divider I used as my "front" or cover card.  



On my acrylic dividers, I added alcohol ink in Butterscotch to one side to add a fun yellow color. I simply dabbed with an ink applicator and allowed to dry. 



This card is the Regular Acrylic Divider where I  placed a photo on the front and journaling on the back. 





This card is all about my family and being a mom!  I used the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider



I like to add envelopes or extra cards to my projects; here is an envelope that I included my current favorite songs that I love to listen to. 


For this card, I created a pocket with patterned paper and my sewing machine then added tags with photos.  This Regular Acrylic Divider is all about friends!  



Here is a photo of the tags with journaling.  


I added additional tags on the opposite side of this card then adding a 3x4 journaling card behind it.  




I used the Regular Tab Chipboard Divider to document all about hiking and getting outside!  


On the opposite side, I journaled about my love of volunteering! This past summer, I was able to volunteer at Mission of Mercy where dental services are provided for the underserved. 



Speaking of dental, I had to create a card all about dental hygiene:  I've been practicing close to 30 years! 




Of course, scrapbooking is a big part of my life!  Its therapy for me and keeps me sane! LOL 


I'm also a big lover of the beach!  Give me some sun and sand and I'm a happy lady!  


Here, I  used the Scallop Chipboard Divider to talk about my love of running!  



I'm not a big drinker but do love a craft beer from time to time. 



Of course I  have to mention my biggest baby! Our four year old lab mix Henry!  


I  consider myself having a compassionate heart for those who don't have a voice or need our help.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the NEW Memory-Dex products by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

 Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, enamel dots, chipboard frames: PinkFresh Studios; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook.com; paint: DecoArt; alcohol ink: Ranger; journaling pen: American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; stapler, metal charms: Tim Holtz; letter stickers: Basic Grey; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers. 


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, 


The Magic of Winter Album

Hello Craft Friends! 

The New Year brings more inspiration from our Design Team and new Craft products from Clear Scraps! I love to Craft anytime of the year! 

Where I live, the Winter season is upon us. That means snow, and colder temperatures! I hope my album project will bring warmth to your heart and inspiration!

Today we will be using the Clear Scraps Mixed Layer Tab Album Click here and the Mini Shaker Snowflake embellishment Click here


The paper collection I'll be using is Stamperia "Sweet Winter" I love the vintage images and ephemera. I'm using both the 8x8 and 12x12 paper pads. 

To begin our project, I chose several coordinating papers to cover all the pages in this album. I cut my papers to measure 8 x 6 &1/2 inches. I'll be inking all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

There are 2 acrylic pages in this album, so be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering your paper to the page. Also be mindful of both sides of paper you want to be seen. I use any clear tape runner to attach my papers to my acrylic. 

Forthe chipboard pages, I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon glue. Make sure you punch all your holes along the sides, before gluing your paper down. Set your album aside for now. 


Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Taking your bottom shaker piece, I cut out one of the circle sentiments in the paper pad. Then glued it to the bottom piece. For my top shaker piece, I sprinkled on some Martha Stewart Pink Blush and White confetti over the top shaker piece. Let dry. Then I glued some Starburst gems onto each of the Snowflake spheres. Now take the next two shaker pieces and glue in place. Fill your shaker with sequins, beads, or any other shaker filler of your choice. I used some Snowflake confetti pieces. Take your acrylic shaker piece and peel off the protective film from both sides. Then carefully apply on top of the previous shaker layer. Glue the top shaker piece in place. Leave your shaker undisturbed (dont shake) until fully dry. 


Front cover of album: I applied some foam tape to the back of my shaker embellishment, then adhered towards the top and center of my cover. I cut out one of the sentiments from my paper pad and adhered on the upper right corner. I added a cute Snowflake charm on top and covered the hole on my charm with a blue crystal gem! Here's a closeup!


To finish my front cover, I applied this cute little vintage girl at the bottom of my cover, using foam dots. Next to her, I glued a present diecut sticker and chipboard flower. Here's a closeup!


Open up your album to the front back cover. (Acrylic page) I chose not to decorate this page. The paper was too pretty to cover up! Here's how my page looks:


Page 2: I fussy cut out a sentiment piece and adhered at the top left side. I cut one of my Scrap papers with the cabin/mountains, and adhered onto the bottom tab area. I cut our one of the smaller Journaling cards and glued in the center of my page, at a slight angle. Then added this floral diecut sticker with the ice skates, along the bottom right edge of my page. Here's acouple closeups!



Page 3: I adhered a diecut sticker with the couple/sleigh, and adhered this above the sentiment on my page.


Page 4: I waterfalled 5 of the Journaling cards on the page. I applied some sparkle trim along the top edge of my waterfall cards. I cut out another sentiment and applied foam dots on the back, before adhering to my page. You could add photos to the back of your waterfall cards if you chose.


Page 5: (acrylic) i applied foam dots to both the cuckoo clock and kitty before adhering on my page. There's room to add a photo here if you desire. 

Page 6: I adhered a chipboard sentiment at the top with foam dots. I also applied foam dots to the back chipboard piece along the bottom of my page. 


Back Cover: I covered with this pretty paper and didn't add anything. 


To finish this album,  I threaded some light blue, pink and white tulle, through each hole and then tied into a bow! You could add metal rings if you desire.


I hope you've enjoyed my project idea and will want to create your own album to celebrate the winter season! Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by our blog. Be sure to check back and see what other projects our design team has created just for you!

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies Used: paper trimmer, foam dots, foam tape, shaker filler, Martha Stewart Pink Blush and White confetti, paper punch, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Stamperia Sweet Winter paper pads 8x8 and 12x12, diecut stickers and matching Ephemera, Starburst gems, blue crystal gem, Snowflake charm, Beacon glue.

A New Adventure Gnome Tag

Hi crafty friends! 

 As 2023 begins, I like to think of this new year as a new adventure. So today I am sharing a cute Mini Gnome Shaker tag perfect for marking the beginning of something new. 

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I matted every layer of the Mini Gnome Shaker with patterned paper and added a cute shaker mix inside. For the tag, I used the rounded top tag from the Chipboard Tag Album. I chose some fun patterned paper and matted that on. I then chose some woodland die cut ephemera and layered that to create a scene. From there I placed the Mini Gnome Shaker  of to the side and added ephemera to the hat. 

Instead of using a sentiment strip, sticker or stamp, I chose to let the statement on the ephemera sign be the sentiment. I think it is fitting for a new year project.

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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!


Christmas Sparkle Home Decor

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here and I'm happy to be on the Clear Scraps blog sharing my Christmas Home Decor project using several Clear Scraps products. I enjoy decorating for the holidays. How about you? 

Today's project we will be using Clear Scraps Wood Deco album Click here and Clear Scraps Wood Holiday Collection Shapes Click here


The papers I chose are from Frank Garcia's Christmas Sparkle collection! But any Christmas papers you already have will work just fine! 

To begin, we will only be using one of the Deco album pieces (the one with the tab) for our project base. You can save the other pages for a future project or album.  I am applying Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs on all my papers as well as my wood pieces. 

Taking some Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint I applied about 1" border around my wood base piece. Set aside to dry. 


After your wood base has dried, I cut a patterned paper measuring 10 & 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches, inked the edges leaving about a 1/4inch white border all around the edges. 

Now take your 3 Wood shapes out of the package. I chose 3 coordinating papers to use to cover my wood shapes. 

Snowflake Shape: I took applied some light blue ink to all edges of my Snowflake. Then sprinkled some Sara Davies Winter Wonderland Sparkling Snowflake embossing power over the top. And shake off any excess embossing powder. The heat emboss using a heat tool. For the inside of my Snowflake, using a scalloped diecut I cut out the center of my Snowflake. Inked the edges and glued my paper to the center using Beacon glue. Here's a photo:


Christmas tree shape: I applied some copper ink and gold embossing powder over the top. Shake off any excess embossing powder and heat embossing with your heat tool.


Then I traced around my shape onto my patterned paper. Cut out, glued my paper down and trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. Here's a photo:


Ornament Shape: I covered the top of my Ornament with some silver glitter paper. Then traced around my shape onto another patterned paper. I chose this cute Santa paper. I think he's adorable! 

Now the fun of decorating your wood shapes! For the tree, I applied some Dazzle sticker stars and fussy cut this lovely angel girl and adhered her onto the right side of my tree using foam dots. I applied some Stickles Diamond glitter on her hat and coat to add some Sparkle! Here's a closeup!


For the Ornament shape I glued a silver white tassel on the tip of Santa's hat. Fussy cut a Christmas Sparkle sentiment and adhered to the top of my Santa image creating a ripple effect. Then some Stickles glitter Stardust on his beard and fur on his hat! Here's a closeup!


Snowflake Shape I applied one of the chipboard sticker shapes in the center of my Snowflake. Then adhered some light blue crystals on the spheres of my Snowflake. Here's a closeup!


To finish this project, I applied some foam tape to the back of each shape before adhering to my wood base. This adds dimension.Then I took some iridescent tinsel and glued a piece along the top edge of my wood base. To cover the 3 holes at the top,  I applied 3 chipboard sticker hearts over the holes. You can add a hanger with ribbon or attach some metal brackets on the backside as I chose to do. Now you have a Christmas handmade keepsake to enjoy for many years to come!


I hope you enjoyed my project today and will be inspired to create one of your own. We'd love to see your creations! So please share with us on our Clear Scraps Creative page. 

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your craft needs. We always have something to spark the creativity inside of you! 

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used: Folkart Matte White Wicker acrylic paint, scoring tool, Beacon glue, Stickles glitter Stardust and Diamond, pompom, fussy cut scissors, light blue gems, foam dots, embossing powder in gold, Sara Davies Winter Wonderland Sparkling Snowflake embossing power, silver glitter cardstock, Frank Garcia's Christmas Sparkle collection, Dazzle sticker stars, iridescent tinsel.

Joy Shaker Stocking Tag

Hi crafty friends! 

Holiday crafting would not be complete without creating a tag this season. Today I am sharing a joy filled tag that is sure to shake some happiness into someone's day.


I am big on using my stash, so I pulled out some beautiful Christmas paper and decided to cover a tag from the Chipboard Tag Album.



I then grabbed a Mini Shaker Stocking and began building my shaker stocking. I first covered the backing of the stocking with more Christmas paper. I then took my top layer and began painting. The top of the stocking is painted using white puffy paint. I wanted to add texture and movement. I then painted the remainder of the stocking with pink acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I added stickles for sparkle.

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Once everything was dry, I adhered all of the layered and added my shaker mix inside of the Mini Shaker Stocking . I then added the painted layer to the top and began decorating. I chose to die cut some Christmas foliage and added flowers.


To finish the stocking, I added an acrylic sentiment, which is actually from a food pick. So, I simply removed the pick part and tucked it in. I adhered the shaker to my tag, added a rope tie to the top, and there we have it. I love how this this tag turned out. It would be perfect on a gift, however, I think it will end up in my December daily. It is too pretty to potentially have thrown away, right? 

Tell me what you think by leaving a comment below. I hope you enjoyed this project share and are having a wonderful holiday season. If you choose to recreate this, please tag me on social media and post in the Clear Scraps Facebook group. As always, happy crafting and happy holidays!


Christmas Chipboard Tags

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog to share some Christmas handmade tags. I love to include a tag inside my handmade Christmas cards. These tags are not only fun but easy to create. I used the newest Clear Scraps chipboard embellishments as the main focal point on each tag. Aren't these cute? 


I'll link each chipboard embellishment as we go along. I used a variety of scrapbook papers in my stash to create my tags. That especially helps my pocketbook and uses up all my scrap papers too! I will be inking all my papers using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I think they really makes your images pop! 

To make my tags, I cut 3 tags measuring 3 & 1/2 x 7 inches, using leftover cardboard from a cereal box. I also like to save my packaging both the Clear plastic and card packaging. It's a great way to use them and saves money. I rounded the bottom corners using my corner punch. And punched a hole on the top of each tag. See photo:


 Set your tags aside for now. Take your chipboard embellishments and cut apart from the frame. I like to save the other chipboard frames for future projects. 

Bell bulbs: Click here

I took some Gold acrylic paint and applied to the top/sides areas on each ornament including the hangers. Then on the round bell bulb, I applied some red chunky glitter on the top and bottom areas on the bulb. In the middle section I applied some Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter. On the bell I applied some Moss green glitter on the bell. For the bow on top, I applied some tacky glue and sprinkled some red flock and gently pressed down in place shaking off any excess flock.  Set aside to dry throughly. 


Taking one of the tags, I cut and glued my patterned paper to the tag base. I fussy cut 2 layers of a poinsettia image and layered over my matching image towards the bottom of my tag. I curled the edges of my petals before gluing. Applied foam dots on the back of my bell bulbs and adhered onto my tag. I added acouple chipboard sticker sentiments below. To finish my tag, I twisted together some red,silver and green tinsel and threaded through the top hole on my tag. Here's some closeups!




Star tree: Click here 

I covered my tag base with another patterned paper as we did previously with our first tag. I covered my Star tree chipboard embellishment with Christmas green glitter. Then I applied some pink Starburst gems onto my tree in scattered places. On the top of my tree, I adhered a peppermint candy chipboard sticker. I fussycut some snowdrifts and Christmas tree from my scrap paper. I adhered benting slightly to create some dimension. Then glued an epoxy presents sticker on the bottom left edge. The Star tree I adhered using foam dots and tucked behind the snowdrift. I added a gold sticker star in the middle opening on my star tree. Then tied some pink eyelash string through the hole on my tag. 


A closeup!


Gnomes Chipboard:Click here 

Cut several border strips from my patterned paper and adhered on my tag base. Taking my gnome chipboard piece I traced, cut out and glued a piece of scrapbook paper onto his hat. Trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. Distressed any rough edges. I glued a green pompom onto the tip of his hat. On his beard, I applied some Finnibair Snowflake paste and sprinkled over top some Martha Stewart Suagr cube glitter. Let dry. I cut out acouple sentiments and traced another patterned paper and glued to the back of the beard area on my gnome chipboard piece. I glued the sticker sentiment behind his nose area. Then I adhered my gnome to my tag using foam dots. To finish my tag, I again twisted together some red, green and gold tinsel. The threded through the hole on the top of my tag. Here's some closeups!




I hope you've enjoyed this project today! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit the Clear Scraps blog. Be sure to check out all the newest products and Christmas items available on the Clear Scraps website Click here 

Be sure to check back and see all the beautiful projects created by all the design team members at Clear Scraps. 

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Variety of Christmas scrapbook paper, Martha Stewart Florentine gold and Sugar Cube glitters, xaco knife, Distress tool, Tim holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, trimmer, scoring tool, scrap cardboard, paper punch, corner rounder, Finnibair Snowflake paste, tinsel in gold, silver, green and red, green pompom, Queen &Co Starburst gems

Jingle All the Way Acrylic Sled Centerpiece

Hi Craft Friends!

December is here! I'm Dana and I'm back with a centerpiece home decor project that's sure to please. I used Clear Scraps Acrylic Sled Box. Click here If  you haven't tried using acrylic, this one is not only easy to make but doesn't require alot of products. 


Remove all 5 acrylic pieces from your package. You will need to peel off the protective film from all pieces on both sides. I like to peel off one side at a time as I work. That way you won't scratch your acrylic. 

I covered the bottom blades and swirls area with some tacky craft glue. Then sprinkled over top some Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter. Set aside your pieces to dry throughly before proceeding to the next step.


Now I took some Christmas cardstock from my stash. I traced and cut out two side pieces and did the same for the front and back pieces. 


Cut out all pieces with a scissors. Then using a clear drying glue or tape runner, I adhered my pieces in place. Then taking an xaco knife I trimmed off any excess paper,  being careful not to scratch your acrylic. 

To decorate my side pieces, I applied a few Dazzle sticker snowflakes and swirl pieces. I added a Merry Christmas sentiment on each side as well as a 3D Anna Griffin Christmas embellishment. Here's a closeup!


Now you can assemble your acrylic sled. I recommend using Beacon glue. It's strong and has a permanent bond. Apply the Clear disc stickers included in the package onto each section where you applied glue. Let dry throughly.  

Now the fun part of decorating the inside of your sled! I took a piece of fake snow cloth and tucked into the center area of your sled. I tucked in a few Christmas sprigs and pinecones. Added a small Christmas tree at the top. I applied some Stickles glitter in Christmas Red, Acqua Blue and Gold onto the branches of my tree in scattered areas. 


With a piece of leftover scrap paper from Bluefern, I fuzzy cut this couple and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I bent the image slightly into a circle and tucked them on inside the front of my sled. To finish I glued a small Christmas wreath on the front portion of my sled. Here's some closeup photos!




I hope you enjoyed my project today! I think this would be the perfect centerpiece decoration on your dinner table this holiday season. We'd love to see your crafty makes so don't forget to share on our Clear Scraps Facebook Creative page!

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies and see what's new. 

Until we meet next time, Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays to you! 


Other Supplies Used:

Beacon glue, scoring tool, paper trimmer, xaco knife, Christmas patterned cardstock, Dazzle or other Christmas sentiments and stickers, Anna Griffin Christmas embellishment, Stickles glitter in Stardust, Gold, Acqua Blue, Christmas Red, Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter, scissors