Other Crafts

Feeling Lucky Shamrock Shaker Home Decor

Good Morning friends! Leah here with you today to share another home decor item.

As you know, Saint Patricks Day is around the corner, and whether you're Irish or not, there is something to love about little Shamrocks and rainbows!


I had this cute Mini Shaker Shamrock and knew I wanted to make something with it, so I pondered on that while I put the little shaker together.


I adhered pattern paper to the top and bottom layer of chipboard then filled the shamrock with little rhinestones.

I happened to look up and notice my daughter's rainbow canvas hanging on my wall. I had rescued it from the trash when she tossed it over a year ago, vowing I would figure out a way to re-purpose it and surprise her. I ended up adding some black stazon ink to the background and edges, and dressed it up with ribbon and stickers, with the focal point being that adorable SHAKER!


Look how cute this is hanging up! I love that it can be interactive with the shaker element too.

Happy Saint Patricks Day a little early!

Leah Crowe

Mixed Media Acrylic Tag

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here today to share a mixed media project with you.

Some of you may be asking, "what exactly is mixed media?". Well, simply put, Mixed Media is any form of art that utilizes more than one medium or material. 

Using multiple materials or products in the same art project helps to create depth and texture.

For this project, I started with the Acrylic Tag Album, which includes 4 different shaped tags. The tags are great to use as a set to make a mini album, but they are also fun to use separately.

I picked one design, the traditional style tag, to use for this project.

One of the reasons acrylic is a good pick as a base for a mixed media project, is that you can work on both sides of the acrylic to layer and help create depth.

Here is the tag that I made...


I actually started this project by working on what would be the back of the tag; I painted it black. Then I flipped the tag and painted the front blue. What this allows me to do is to scrape away some of the blue paint to reveal the black paint underneath. This is a great technique to use on acrylic.

Take a look at a closeup pic of those 2 layers...


I was able to create a pattern and add texture to the tag base, and it also adds a bit of depth as the black layer is on the back.

I added another layer to the background of the tag with the Clear Scraps 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil and white modeling paste.

For my next layer,  I used some VERY blingy glitter gel pens to color in some designs, then cut them out and adhered them to the tag. Some of the pieces were adhered using pop dots for even more dimension.

A twine bow finishes off the tag.

I took a video of this project while i was working on it. If you'd like to see the steps, please view this video...



Clear Scraps: Acrylic Tag Album and 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil

The Crafter's Workshop: Blue Jellybean and Black Licorice Heavy Bodied Acrylic Paint and White Modeling Paste, Ranger: Dylusions Colouring Sheets, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue and Pop Dots

Tools: Scissors, Wire Brush, Paint Brushes and Pallet Knife

I love you to pieces Heart XL Wood Puzzle

Happy March Clear Scraps fam! Leah here with you today sharing a new release item, the Heart XL Wood Puzzle Shape!

My wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of this month, we're celebrating 17 years of marriage and I thought this would be a sweet way to show hubby how much he means to me.


I started by adhering pattern paper to each individual puzzle piece and then sanded the edges down so the pieces would fit back together smoothly.

I didn't want any glue to show when adhering this puzzle shape, and since this was made for a home decor piece, I didn't want it coming apart. I adhered the puzzle as a whole onto two spare pattern papers on the backside. This gave the puzzle shape stability too.


It looks a little funky, but totally worked! I cut away the excess and I then used my crop o dile to attach my hanging element of twine.


I also used a new chipboard butterfly embellishment that I colored with Distress Oxide Ink.

I popped up my photograph on pop dots then arranged the title block and embellishments around the heart to create movement.


I'll see you soon!

Leah Crowe


Mini Mason Jar Shaker

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks project!

This week I have created this lovely Mini Mason Jar Shaker.


I love these min shakers!

This was super easy and simple to do!

I just layered each of the pieces together with wet glue.  I added

some pattern paper to the bottome piece and the top piece.  before adding the

bottom I sprinkled in my shaker mix.


To give it some dimension I inked the edges with disress ink.

To finish it off I added a flower spray to the top left corner.

I can add this to a card, box or even add some

magnets to the back, which is what I will do and add it to my collection

of shakers hanging on my door!

I just love the soft colors I used on this and the sparkle also!!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)

Cowboys Wood Album

Hi Ya'll,

Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl is tomorrow! Got your snacks ready to go? Your team gear laid out to wear?

I'm sure some of you have some football fans at your house. At my house, I'm the ONLY football fan, and the only gal. My guys just aren't into sports. But they do support and tolerate Mom tying up the TV all day Sunday! LOL! 

To show just how much they support my newest addiction, they planned at trip to Dallas last summer for the Cowboys vs. Texans preseason game for a Mother's Day gift.

When I received the Blank 6 X 8 Wood Album AND the newly released 2 Piece Wood Star I knew JUST what to do with them...

Create a mini book to hold the photos from that special trip...


The Wood Albums by Clear Scraps can be painted, inked, stained or covered with paper to embellish them. I used a combo, I painted the covers silver, then embellished with printed paper. I separated the 2 Piece Wood Star and used the pieces separately. I painted the larger one silver and backed it with printed paper to hold part of my book title. For the smaller star, it was painted blue and embellished with a cowboys helmet and team name.

I made pages for my book using chipboard, but for a sturdier book, you could use multiple albums as pages.

I added stamped journaling spots and stickers to further embellish my mini book.

Once I was done, I put it together with book rings and tied on a ribbon with football stickers at each end.

Here is a short video showing you the book and pages inside.


Clear Scraps: Blank 6 X 8 Wood Album and 2 Piece Wood Star

Grafix: White 8 1/2 X 11 Chipboard, Reminisce: Stickers and Printed Paper, BGODigital: Digi Papers, GCD: Silver Paper, Core’dinations: Royal and White Cardstock, Clearsnap: ColorBox Brown Chalk Ink and Atlantic Blue and Midnight Archival Dye Ink, DecoArt: Silver Media Fluid Metallic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Mixed Media Glues, Circle Journal Stamp, Signo White Pen, Blue, Black and Silver Sharpies and 6 - 1 1/2” Book Rings

Tools: Scissors, Trimmer, Metal File Set, Foam Brush and 2 1/2 Circle Punch

Baby Shower Shaker Pin

Baby Onesie Shaker Pin by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this fun baby onesie shaker pin perfect for baby showers and moms-to-be.  The brand new Mini Shaker Onesie from Clear Scraps is super versatile and can be used for gift tags, cards, and scrapbook pages as well!

Baby Onesie Shaker Pin by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

I started by tracing the onesie shape onto some super pretty scrapbook paper and cutting it out with scissors.  Then, I adhered the paper shape to the chip back shape with Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue, followed by two of the chipboard cutout shapes.  White, iridescent, and pink flower-shaped sequins all were added to the shaker for a soft and feminine look.

I added the "It's a Girl" sentiment to the acrylic cutout with a foil rub-on (rub-ons work beautifully on acrylic!) before adhering it down on top with more Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue.  After painting the last chipboard cutout shape with white acrylic paint, I then adhered this on top of the acrylic divider to finish the shaker element off.

Baby Onesie Shaker Pin by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Back

You can use a traditional pin back to turn this into a pin, but I had a couple of magnetic pin backs from some old work conference name tags so decided to use that instead (bonus - no poking the mother-to-be when you give her the pin!).  I trimmed maroon, baby pink, and white satin ribbon to form ten six-inch strips before adhering it with hot glue to the back of the shaker under the magnetic pin back for a nice finished look.

Baby Onesie Shaker Pin by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Front

For one last feminine touch, I added a small pre-formed paper flower to the front of the onesie with hot glue.  And if you don't want to use it as a pin, you could easily add a magnet or wooden dowel to the back instead to turn it into a fun gift or shaker wand!

I hope you enjoyed this fun baby shower pin idea and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many new shaker shapes in the Clear Scraps shop, what will you be creating with them first?

~ Annie

Additional products used: scrapbook paper, Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue, foil rub-ons, satin ribbon, white acrylic craft paint, paper flower, sequins, magnetic pin back, hot glue gun

Family Desktop Word Frame

I am SOOO excited about this new product from Clear Scraps!!
This new Family Desktop DIY Word Frame is brilliant in its design!


I started off by adhering all four pieces onto pattern paper.


Carefully cut away the excess pattern paper using your handy dandy craft knife.

I also took a moment to add some distress ink along the edges, and then added in some Pearl accents and let them dry.

Once dry it's time to get the base adhered together. I find this next part helpful. Once you adhere the small base to the larger, take the standing frame slats, and put them in the two holes to help line the bases together, and don't remove it until the base is dry, five minutes or so.


I removed mine too early and caused the slats to be off just a smidge when I removed it, causing my frame not to sit down in the holes properly.

I printed my photo out to 3.75 x 5.5" and adhered it to the family base.

Now comes the beautiful frame. I found it helpful to use these cheap little clamps I found at a tool store so I wasn't continually making sure the frame was staying adhered and not lifting up.

While this was drying I adhered the new chipboard butterfly to pattern paper and cut it out with my craft knife.

Next, embellish until you're happy! :)

Leah Crowe

Cats Meow Deco Wood Shape

Hi ya'll, 

new Design Team member Tami here today with a project I made using the new Deco Wood Shape which comes in a pack of 3 and measures 9 1/2" X 7.

The size is great for creating an art piece for the wall or to display.

I also incorporated another brand spanking new product; the Mini Paw/Heart Shaker, the perfect embellishment to show your love for your favorite pet.


We all love our pets and treat 'em like family, so why not create a special decor piece featuring your favorite furry critter.

First, I adhered a pawprint printed paper to the upper half of the Deco Wood Shape and white cardstock to the bottom half.


For the border, I adhered a row of dot printed paper to a 3/4" piece of brown cardstock and adhered this piece over where the 2 paper on the Deco Wood Shape met.


I used a file to remove excess paper from around the edges.

Next, I stenciled "Sonni" in blue ink on the white cardstock using abc Lower Case Letter Stencils and added a loose outline in black pen.


I used all 4 layers to make the Heart/Paw Shaker.


Here's how I prepped them:

I painted the top layer white and added some loose outlines around the edges to match the letters.

For the bottom solid layer, I cut a piece of coordinating paper to adhere to the paw portion.

I printed a photo and cut it to fit the heart portion of the shaker.

To assemble:

I adhered 2 of the plain chipboard shapes on top of the solid base.

Then I adhered the clear plastic protector piece on back of the painted top piece, and adhered the photo behind it.

I added the blue and white sequins from the Ocean Sequins to the paw portion of the shaker.

Then topped the base with the painted layer with the photo.


The Mini Paw/Heart Shaker was then adhered to the center top of the Deco Wood Shape.


Perfect to display or hang to show off your pet, or you could make one to give as a gift, or both!

You could also just make the Mini Paw/Heart Shaker and add a magnet on the back to display on your fridge.

Thanks for joining me here today.

Please watch the blog for MORE great new products from Clear Scraps as well as fantastic ideas for using them!


Clear Scraps: 3 Piece Deco Wood Shape, Mini Paw/Heart Shaker , ABC Lower Case Letter Stencils and Ocean Sequins

other products: Bo Bunny Printed Paper, ColorBox: Ocean Breeze Crafter's Ink and Stylus & Tips, TCW: Spun Sugar Paint, Beacon: Mixed Media Glue and White and Brown Cardstock



Let it Snow Shaker Magnet

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

Today I have a very cute shaker magnet to share with you!

I used the Square Shaker, Tall Tree chipboard embellishment and the 4x6 Snowflake stencil

for today's project.

 CSCEtalltrees-2 CSSM4x6snowfk-2CSSM4x6snowfk-2

I love how this came out.


I covered the top layer of the shaker with some shiny pattern paper.

I used the stencil by adding snow tex to the acrylic.

I cut the tall trees down so they would fit on the front of the shaker.  I painted them with acrylic paint

and inked the edges with distress ink.  I added the snow-tex to give it that winter feel.

Once I glued all the pieces together, before I glued the top piece down, I added some

Shaved ice from Stampendous.


When you shake it it almost looks like snow falling.

I added a large magnet to the back.

This is the perfect addition to my magnet collection that I am making!

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful New Year!


Chocolate/Gift Card Holder

Merry Christmas everyone!

Welcome to today's project.

I have created something cute and super easy to do.

Do you like chocolate?  Do you like gift cards?

Well I have something just for you!!

Chocolate Gift Card Boxes!!!

Its the best of both worlds.


I used some super cute chipboard embellishments to decorate these lovely boxes!


I used the Candy Cane, Xmas Tree, 

I first took each embellishment and painted it.

The trees I painted with green and brown acrylic paint, the candy canes with red, and the coffee cup I covered with paper.

I added snow text to each one to give that Christmas feel to them.




I added sentiments to three of the boxes.  I popped all the embellishments

up with foam tape.  I added a poinsettia to the candy cane embellishment.

I created the boxes with craft colored cardstock and pattern paper.

The inside holds chocolates and a gift card.  I created an insert to hold

the gift card and hide the chocolates underneath, as a little surprise!!


I love creating little projects like this for gifts!

I hope you like what I have created and hope you will give this a try!

Thanks and Merry Christmas!






Present Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone and welcome back!

Today I am sharing this super cute idea with you all.

Not sure what to make with some of those chipboard embellishments.

Well here is a super easy idea.


Gift card holders!!  That's right a gift card holder.

Let me walk you through what I have created!

I started out with the Present Chipboard Embellishment.


As soon as I saw this I knew it would be perfect for this project.

I started out by painting the chipboard piece with white paint.

I let that dry and then I painted on my snow-tex to give it

some dimension.  For a pop of color I added a red poinsettia.


I used some pattern paper to create the pocket to hold the card.

I used a scalloped circle punch to punch a spot to be able to grab the gift card.

I adhered the pocket to the back of the chipboard embellishment.


What I really like about this project is after you use the gift card, you can

turn this into an ornament for your tree!

Just think about putting this on your tree and then handing it to someone

as their gift!  Its the perfect little project for anyone!

Thanks for stopping and see you in the next project!

Kim :)


Clear Scraps Shaker -- Santa Shaker Ornament

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today, and I hope

you are having a wonderful November!  With all of the

early cold and snow here in the Midwest, it feels like

Christmas is already in the air!  Do you make gifts,

home decor and ornaments for the holidays?

I've got a pretty ornament to share with you today

that you can make for your tree, or as a gift!


Clear Scraps has so many shaker shapes you can use to create

cards, ornaments, you name it!  Only limit is your imagination!

Want to check out all the fun shapes?  You can find them all

in the store HERE. For this ornament, I used the Circle Shaker.

The top frame is painted black, and I used a cute snowflake

pattern pretty paper on the base layer.  Just trace it onto your

paper of choice, cut it out, and glue to the base piece....easy peasy!

I added the Clear Scraps Winter Sequin mix to the shaker, then

glued all the pieces together.  But what is that piece on the top?


The ornament that is glued to the top of the shaker is the

Clear Scraps X-mas Swirl Bulb Chipboard Embellishment.

It's painted with red and gray acrylic paint, then after it

dried I went over the surface with a glitter glue to give it

some sparkle.  A twine bow is a cute finishing touch, then

it's glued to the front surface of the shaker.  I could have

left the back plain, but, I love to decorate so I added

a little simple Santa scene to the back of the ornament.


Just a couple of stickers, some foam tape and a few enamel dots.

And to create the hanger for the ornament, I glued twine around the

edge of the ornament leaving extra so I could knot it at the top

and create a loop to use as a hanger.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Shaker Ornament, Winter Sequins,

X-mas Swirl Bulb Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  black, red and gray acrylic paint, glitter glue,

twine, glue, foam tape, Echo Park I Love Christmas

patterned paper and stickers.

Pumpkin Shaker Magnet - Hello Fall

Hi everyone!

Today I have a simple but super cute project to share.

I love the small shakers that Clear Scraps carries!!

Today I have used the small Pumpkin Shaker.


But I didn't use it as a shaker.

What I did was this.....

I started out with using some fabric scraps to cover the inside bottom piece.

Its the same fabric I used in my last project.

I glued all the layers together except the 2 top pieces.


I painted the top piece with off white acrylic paint to start.  I needed a base for my watercolor

paints.  I used a couple different ones to get my orange color.

I then inked the outside once it was dried with walnut stain distress ink.

I stacked some paper leaves, giving the illusion that there was a pile of leaves inside the shaker.

I adhered the acrylic piece and the top piece together and then glued it to the other layers.


I made a bow out of some burlap ribbon and added my sentiment to the front and a magnet to the back.

Now I have this beautiful fall magnet to hang on my fridge!!

This was so simple and easy to create!

Thanks for stopping.

Have a great day!!

Kim :)



Mini Pallet Shape Gift Tags

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman sharing mini pallet shape gift tags.



I love creating personalized gift bags for small Christmas gifts.  And these mini pallet shapes were ideal to use as tags.


Using the Bell Mini Pallet Shape and the  Long Bulb Mini Pallet Shape, I painted each with red and green paints. 

Stickles were added to the tops for dimension and then ribbons were tied to the tops.


Using white gift bags, I adhered pattern paper layers, then folded the tops down. 

Twine was added behind the ribbon and used to tie the mini pallets to each gift bag.


Finally I used metal dies with  Rinea Gold Foiled Paper to die cut words which were then adhered to the center of each pallet.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies: Gift bags, pattern paper, Plaid paint, Rinea Foiled Paper, Ribbon

Hello Fall Blank Wood Card

Happy Friday, friends!
Today I'm sharing a mini album using the Blank Wood Card as well as other fabulous Clear Scraps products!

On the album covers I have used three different stencils; 4x6 Hello Fall, 4x6 Plaid, and 6" Twig Leaves.
This little album is from our visit to the local Pumpkin Patch. For the inside album pages, I have taken 10 sheets of pattern paper and cut them down to 3.5 x 5.5". Since they were not double-sided I adhered the backside of the papers to each other, this also created a more sturdy page to hold photos and such.
You can click on any picture to see more details.

The pumpkin chipboard embellishment on the left page was painted and then popped up to create a 3d element. You could also leave them separate two have two embellies instead of one.


I printed out tiny photos sized approximately 2" on the longest side. They are the perfect fit for this album.


I used old Paper Studio & SEI pattern papers for the album, as well as doing a print and cut for the paper embellies using my electronic cutting machine.

BlankWoodCard5_Album_LeahCrowe BlankWoodCard6_Album_LeahCrowe
I have so many great shots from this pumpkin patch visit. It was fun incorporating a lot of them into this album.

I absolutely LOVE that plaid stencil, as well as this awesome Chipboard Blessed word title. I inked it up with distress ink and adhered it on the wood cover.


I put the album together using 1" Book Rings and used ribbon from my stash to dress up the outside rings.

Have a great weekend!

Leah Crowe