Other Crafts

Craft Storage with Clear Scraps

Hello and happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a project with you!  Like most of us, we all need ideas when it comes to organizing our craft supplies! And when you can make something cute and personable, its even better!  The Clear Acrylic Tray Box, measuring 6x9 inches, is the perfect size to fit everything you use to be within hands reach in your craft space! 


The Tray Box comes in five separate pieces that you assemble together using the enclosed clear circle stickers. I  also reinforced each of the slots with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. But before putting together my tray, I applied alcohol ink in yellow to the surface of each piece (leaving out the bottom since this part wouldn't show).   You can also paint, ink, and stamp the acrylic as well!  
I measured strips of paper to adhere around the edge of the tray to add extra color as well as added a colorful punched border.    Using a few die cuts and stickers from the collection I used, I adhered them to the front of my tray. 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Clear Boxes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; alcohol ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; border punch: EK Success

Shamrock Mini Shaker Gift Bag


Tami on the blog to share another project with you.

As the calendar turns to spring, the colors of nature begin to burst with various colors of green. Some bright and cheery like the lime green of this cute little gift bag...


I turned the Shamrock Mini Shaker into a tag to embellish the bag; it is filled with some BLinGy green plastic flakes...


The top layer of the shaker was painted a dark green, then a layer of Smooch Glitz was added once the paint dried for a glittery finish. Printed paper was adhered to the back piece, and a sticker finishes the embellishment of the shamrock. A ribbon was glued to the back to form the ties for the tag.

This would be a cute little gift for St. Patrick's day of course - you could fill it with treats, a small gift or maybe a gift card. But it would also make a thoughtful gift for someone you want to send a little luck to; like looking for a new job or house, or maybe a competition they are entering or test they are taking. 

Don't forget to remove the protective plastic layer from BOTH sides of Clear Scrap's Shakers and Acrylic products.


Clear Scraps: Shamrock Mini Shaker

Other: Clear Snap: Parsley Color Eclipse and Shamrock Smooch Glitz, Reminisce Printed Paper and Sticker, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Mini Gift Tote, Ribbon and Fill

Lucky the Mini Shaker Gnome


I just love that gnomes are so popular right now. And I just knew I wanted to create a "Lucky" Mini Shaker Gnome!  I am going to add a magnet to him and either use him on my filing cabinet at work (where I seem to spend too much time) or on my fridge!
Supplies needed include:
Patterned Paper, Glitter, Paint, Clover Punch
Start by tracing your shaker base onto patterned paper. Detail cut your paper gnome but don't adhere just yet. Paint shoes on your shaker base. 


Paint your shaker top piece to coordinate using an orange beard of course. Let dry. 


Using a layer piece from your shaker set, trace beard onto your base and paint orange. 


Adhere your painted paper gnome to your shaker base. 


Assemble the pieces of your shaker. 

Filler with coordinating glitter or sequins. 

Add your acrylic layer after removing the protective covering from both sides of the acrylic.  Add your painted top layer to your shaker and add a 4 leaf clover to finish! 

I hope you enjoy playing with these shakers as much as I did! 


Valentine Love Desktop Frame

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm back today with a decorative wood desktop frame project, just in time for Valentine's day! Clear Scraps has several different wood frames to chose from. Click Here

For today's project I chose Clear Scraps  Love wood frame to use for Valentine's day. I also used Crate paper "Main squeeze" collection. 


First I took some red acrylic paint and a sponge brush, and painted the Love letters, front, back and around the sides. Let dry. I didn't paint the heart shapes or the two stands, because we will be covering those with papers. But you may paint yours if you like. 


Next I chose two coordinating papers, traced and cut out both shapes. Don't forget to mark where  the slots are on each wood base.  Glue your papers to each base using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Trim and distress all your edges. Use an exacto knife to cut a slit where the slots are. Make sure the top part of your frame fits securely into each slot before you glue both base pieces together. It should look like this.


Now take another coordinating paper and trace around your heart shape and cut out. Take your exacto knife and cut out the middle piece of the heart. Distress around the edges and trim as you did before. Then glue a photo or journaling card on the back of your heart with craft glue. Trim off any excess paper. Then glue your heart wood piece onto your frame.



Snap the top of your Love frame together. Then decorate with any embellishments you like. I used some Prima flowers, stickers and chipboard stickers to decorate my frame. I tucked a few hearts and pearls in between my flower petals. I added a mini heart charm and tied around the L letter with a piece of pink twine. Then I glued a few heart gems onto my vintage card image. 






I hope you enjoyed this project idea and I have inspired you to make one for yourself or a friend. These frames are easy to take apart and mail to surprise someone special.   Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog today. Can't wait to see your projects! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Till next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Prima flowers, acrylic paint, pearls, heart charm, twine. 

Quick and Easy Gift Bag using Mini LOVE SHaker



Today I am super excited to share this quick and easy Valentine's Day gift bag I created using my Mini Love Shaker from Clear Scraps. This time of year I seem to always be running to the store for gift bags. So, this year I decided to create my own! This project is so quick and easy. You just need enough time for your paint to dry! 

Start by painting your Mini Love Shaker from Clear Scraps base and top layer. I suggest starting with white an letting it dry before adding the red 

I chose to paint my heart red, but if this is a gift bag for a specific cause you could paint the heart to match - such as pink for breast cancer!

Once your paint is dry, begin assembling your shaker.  Add glitter and fillers! Then adhere your acrylic piece (DON'T Forget to recover the protective covering from both sides! )  

Add your top layer then adhere your shaker to two paper doilies as shown and attach to your bag! Just thinking here, this would also make a great gift box topper!  I hope you are inspired to get creative! 

Spring Window by Kelly Parker

Hello on the blog with Clear Scraps today and I have created a hinged Window Shaker! I love this and it was such a fun project, I hope you enjoy it too!

To start off this project, I had this vision of what I wanted it to look like but I wasn't sure how to achieve that look, so I started by die cutting all kinds of small leave images from some of my Gelli plate printed papers in greens, yellows, and blues. I wanted a variety to choose from and not run out. 
I then decided to use washi tape to cover the back of the window. I generally apply glue then add the washi tape then cut off the edges. 
While the washi tape was drying, I put together the acrylic window. First I had to cut another piece of acrylic because I wanted to add sequins to the front of the window. Pulling out some packaging, I traced around the window and cut out another piece to go on the back. I glued a chipboard window to the back of the acrylic then another chipboard then added the sequins in Ocean and Lovely colors then added the acrylic to the back of this sandwich. You can see it below, the clips are holding it together until it is dry. 
After everything was dry, I started to glue down the die-cut pieces to create an illusion of looking through a window. I added leaves to the front and to the inside of the piece after I added the image of the woman peeking out the window.  After this was dry, I drilled holes along the edge and tied it together with some string. 


Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this project as much as I had creating it!!

Love You More Wood Heart


Tami here with you on the blog today to share a project for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show your loved ones your love. Moms, dads, hubbie, kids, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles and friends. Any of them would appreciate a special gift they will know was made just for them.

And although my project was designed for Valentine's Day; change up the colors and it would be nice as a anniversary gift or even a birthday present.

The base of the project is the Heart Wood Shape and accented by Love You More XL Script Wood Quote both by Clear Scraps.


I covered the heart with 2 different printed papers; with the one on the right being slightly wider than the one on the left. Use a file to remove excess paper from around the edges, then place a sticker strip over where the papers meet. Trim sticker strip...

Paint "Love You More" with white paint; let dry, then outline letters with gel pens...

Use the 6" 5 Heart Stencil to trace and cut out different sizes of hearts on different colors of cardstock. You will need 3 of each size: Small, Medium and Large. Outline the hearts with gel pens, then use Foam Tape to stack the 3 sizes together to form 3 hearts...

Adhere "Love You More" to the left of the heart, and the 3 hearts on the right in a vertical row. Add stickers to accent the design...

Finish by adhering a ribbon loop to the back for hanging...



Clear Scraps: Heart Wood ShapeLove You More XL Script Wood Quote and 6" 5 Heart Stencil

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, KingArt Gel Pens, Reminisce Printed Papers and Stickers, Cardstock, Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Glue, Foam Tape and Ribbon

Tools: Scissors, File, Pencil and Paintbrush

Thank You Album by Kelly Parker

 Hello crafty friends, I am on the blog today with Clear Scraps creating a Thank You Wood Card Album using paint and paper napkins. 


To start this project, I used some Art Anthology paint, this paint has the consistency of a gel and goes on transparent. I wanted to be able to see the wood grain through the paint, had I used regular acrylic paint it would have been too opaque. 
Here are the covers finished, you can see the wood grain through the paint. Next, I dug around in my napkin stash, which is pretty extensive, and found the perfect design for my cover both front and back. 
Taking a brush and some water, I drew around the area I wanted to use and then tore it out while still wet. Using this method allows for a more feathery edge when gluing the image to the covers. Separate all of the layers using just the top layer on your project. 
I then used a bit of white glue on the back of the napkin pieces and applied them to the covers. You need to be a bit careful as the napkin is very fragile. 
I then used some jute to attach the front and back covers. 


Thank you for stopping by and check out Clear Scraps for all your fun project needs!!

Santa and Ornament Shaker Tags

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog with Clear Scraps today using some Holiday Shakers for ornaments, I love these shakers, they can be used for all kinds of things but I make homemade ornaments every year for my kids and they will be getting these this year! 
To start this project, I used the Mini Shaker Gnome and Mini Shaker bulb along with some gold star sequins. First I painted the outside of the bulb in red then dug in my Christmas paper scraps for some little pieces of scraps to use. I glued them down on the bulb back and cut away the extra. 
I set this aside to dry. I then took the plastic coating off the acrylic window and glued it to the back of the bulb, then glued the other sections over the papered bulb back and added the gold stars and glued on the front. My ornament is now ready for gifting! I will probably drill a hole in the top and add some ribbon for hanging.
For the second ornament, I painted the gnome hat and body in red and his shoes in black. I then glued the pieces to the back pieces and added the Lovely Sequins to the hat part and some white sequins to the beard of the gnome. I then used a modeling paste for the beard and ball on the hat. 
Shhh...don't tell my kids but I may keep this one for myself! I love it. 
happy Holiday! May they be bright and shiny!

Cardinal Christmas Tag

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog with Clear Scraps using the Acrylic Tag Album! These tags are so versatile to use for any type of project you can create. 
I started by dropping alcohol ink in reds and greens on the tag, remember to take off the plastic protective covering before you start, and let them dry. I decided that I wanted to see the ink better and started to experiment with what I could use on the back to make the ink color pop. I finally decided to use white acrylic paint lightly over the back. 
You want to remember that you can reactivate the ink so you want to only brush over the ink once let the paint dry and you can then get a second coat on, as you can see the ink does bleed through. Here is the back of the tag with ink and paint. 
Again, as was experimenting as I wondered if the acrylic tag would take the heat, I had used it on another tag and it warped it so use caution and keep moving your heat tool over this step. You have to be doubly careful as you can bubble the paint also. 
I used a stamp and some embossing ink to do this step, it was a bit tricky but it did work. I wanted to use a silhouette stamp so that you could see the image.
Here is my finished tag, I used s small wreath stamp to create the small round tag at the top and add some decorative ribbons. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed holiday!!

Tall Snowman

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog today with Clear Scraps and thinking about snow! I love snow and snowmen especially! When my kids were little we would always go out and make snowmen, they loved finding the right carrot noses and rocks for their face!
For my project today, I used the Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I knew as soon as I saw this pallet, what I wanted to do, paint a snowman for the front porch.
First of all, I sketched a snowman shape on my pallet and then started painting. I painted the hat first, then the snowman, then his face and buttons. I then decided I wanted the background to be light blue so I mixed up my paint and painted the background. 
When I was done with this, I let the whole thing dry and thought it needed something more, so I used the white sequins from the Lovely Sequins pack and glued them on as snowflakes. 
Then I drilled holes in the top of the pallet and added the wire to hang my snowman! He is adorable on the porch and welcomes all the visitors!



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday!!

Joy Chalkboard Jumbo Wood Tag

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here on the blog today to share a holiday project with you.

Have you started your Christmas crafting? Still need a few more festive items, or maybe a gift or two? Don't forget the neighbors and those "surprise" gifts you might need.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of great designs and products for all your holiday projects. 

This project combines several of Clear Scraps' products into one merry and bright bit of Holiday decor...


The chalkboard look is a trend that is still going strong; and here it serves as the background and really makes the colors pop!

Although this project calls for some hand painted elements - the pine boughs - believe me, you don't have to be an artist to get the look. The boughs are easy to create.

Here's how I made the project step by step.

I started by painting Clear Scraps' Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag with black chalkboard paint...


Next, I stenciled "JOY" at the lower right of the tag using the ABC Lower Case Letters Stencil Set. I used a sponge brush to "pounce" white paint through the stencil to create the look of chalk. Use blue painters tape to hold the stencils in position...


Snowflakes were added using the Nordic Snowflakes Stencil, white paint and the sponge brush. Use blue painters tape to secure the stencil as you move it around the tag. It's also helpful to tape of portions of the design you don't want, or the edges when the design you are using is close to the edge. Let each stenciled area dry before moving on to the next to avoid smearing the paint...


Touch up any mistakes with the black chalkboard paint...


Decide where you want your boughs to be and using white paint, add one branch to each side. Start with a small flat brush to paint the branches, then use a medium flat brush to add the pine needles. With the brush held sideways, I started at the tip - the part away from the branch and pulled down to the branch. I repeated until I felt each branch was full enough. The white paint helps the green paint that is added next show up brighter and some will show through to look like snow...


Next repeat the process of adding the pine needles using green paint. I darkened a bit of green paint with black to create a darker shade to go over the branches and to add a few darker needles into the boughs.


While the tag dried, I worked on the embellishments. I used both the X-Mas Bulbs and the Star Bulbs Chipboard Embellishments as well as the Tall Bulb Mini Shaker. Since I wanted the bright colors to really pop; I painted the chipboard pieces and the front piece of the shaker with white paint first. Then I painted the ornaments lime, green, pink and lavender and the shaker piece blue. I left the "strings" white and painted in caps in silver. I found it easier to paint the ornaments while they were still attached to the chipboard frame. Once they were dry, I cut them apart...


The chipboard pieces needed to be backed with something so the background would not show through the designs on them. So I traced them on silver metallic foil board, then cut them out, slightly inside the lines. I also cut a piece to fit the back piece of the shaker...


The designs on the ornaments are intricate, making it hard to use a liquid glue to adhere the foil board to them. So I used a dry adhesive on the back of the ornaments. This made it easy to adhere the foil board to the back of the ornaments without glue getting into the cut outs. Adhere all the foil board pieces to the backs of the ornaments and the the back of the shaker...


Assemble the shaker, placing Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix inside it...


Arrange the ornaments as you like on the tag, trimming any of the "strings" on the ornaments if needed, then glue them down...


A string was added using silver rick rack at the top of the mini shaker, and small bows made with silver cord were added to the tops of the other ornament strings. A big bow made with silver wired ribbon was tied to the top of the tag to finish it off...



Clear Scraps: Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag, ABC Lower Case Letters Stencil Set, Nordic Snowflakes StencilX-Mas Bulbs and Star Bulbs Chipboard EmbellishmentsTall Bulb Mini Shaker and Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix

Other: American Crafts: Black Chalkboard Paint, The Crafter's Workshop: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Spun Sugar, Kale Smoothie, Grape Jelly, Blue Jelly Bean, Licorice and Raspberry Sorbet, DecoArt: Americana Margarita Acrylic Paint and Plaid: Silver Anniversary Acrylic Paint, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board and Artists-Tac, Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue, Wired Silver Ribbon and Vintage Silver Rick Rack and Cord

Tools: Foam Brush, Small and Medium Flat Brush, Sponge Pouncing Brush, Blue Painters Tape, Pencil and Scissors

Vintage Truck Shaker Christmas Decor


Tami here with you today. Thanksgiving leftovers have all been eaten (hopefully) and now it's time to think about the next holiday --- Christmas!

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, the scents of evergreen mixed with cinnamon and nutmeg. And if you are in a cooler climate than here in Texas; it also means SNOW!

We don't get that fluffy white stuff here in San Antonio too often, but that doesn't mean I can't create a little bit of it to add to my Christmas Decor.

I love Clear Scrap's Vintage Truck Mini Shaker, it is so reminiscent of Christmas' past. And little red trucks are everywhere nowadays, showing up in all types of holiday items.

I decided to combine several items from Clear Scraps to create my winter scene...

First, I painted a Deco Wood Shape with sky blue at the top and white along the bottom. I added white specks using a splatterbrush to add snow to the sky...


While that dried; I painted the Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments. I found it easier to paint them while they were still in their frame, so I had something to hold onto. Then cut them apart from it after they had dried. I painted the trees green, then used a flat brush to add "lines" of white to mimic snow on the bows. The trunks were painted brown...


Then on to the truck using the Vintage Truck Mini Shaker. I painted the back piece red, adding a blue window and black tires. The top piece was painted red with black for the wheels and a bit of silver for the grill. Once the pieces dried, they were assembled...


To add some trees to the background, I used Clear Scrap's Pine Trees Stencil and green and brown paint. I used a round sponge brush to "pounce" in the trees...


I adhered one chipboard tree to the left side of the background and the other to the bed of the truck, then I adhered the truck. After the pieces were secure, I used some white modeling paste and a palette knife to add snow around the truck tires and along the top of the truck...


A candy cane striped ribbon bow at the top of the background added the finishing touch...

Clear Scraps has lots of wonderful items for you to use in your holiday crafting whether it's making a wreath or stockings, ornaments or a garland or maybe your own winter scene. Be sure to look through their products to see what items you need to dress up your home for the holidays.


Clear Scraps: Deco Wood Shape, Pine Trees Stencil, Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments and Vintage Truck Mini Shaker

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Black Licorice, Candy Apple Red, Iridescent Silver, Spun Sugar, Kale Smoothie and Blue Jellybean and White Modeling Paste, Deco Art: Brown Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue and Vintage Candy Cane Striped Ribbon

Tools: Paintbrushes, Splatter Brush, Round Sponge Brush, Palette Knife and Scissors

Christmas Folio

Good morning all my crafty friends, this is Dora, and today we are going to make a simple Folio for Christmas. Here I am using the Snowflake stencil which you can find HERE. I wanted to make something that I could keep my Christmas memories, pictures, and little things I wanted to add to my journals later. I really hop you enjoy this step-by-step process. Let's get started. So, grab out your favorite Christmas papers and embellishments, along with your snowflake stencil. Here is a close up of the finished project where I used the stencil. 


The first thing I have done is taken some craft cardstock (8.5 x 11), about 80lb, and scored it at 3 1/2 and again at 8 (these are for inches). Once I have them scored, I fold and crease with a bone folder. 


Once that is done I choose the paper (cardstock) I would like to have for both the outside and the inside. I measure, cute, and glue them into place. You may also use double sided tape for this process as well. 

This next step is pretty easy. I just used my crop-a-dile and punched a hole on the outside fold. Inserted an eyelet and with the crop-a -dile again secured it in place.  Then, I took some yard of winter colors and strung it through the hole.


With the stencil (for the outside of the folio), I placed it in the areas I wanted the snowflakes to be at, took some white paint, and went over the stencil very gently. This is to ensure that only the areas I wanted were painted and to make sure it did not move around on me. You may also use washi tape to hold down the stencil if that is easier for you.

Now, I start collecting embellishments, stickers, and papers I want to use as pockets. Along with maybe some tags as well. 


Once I have everything cut, in place, and where I want it to be, I adhere them to the folio. As you can see below, I added a pocket on the bottom of each area. I also added dome die cuts, stickers, and a few tags in case I wanted to document something that happens. 


Thank you so very much for joining me this morning and I hope that you had as much fun as I did creating something simple and easy for the holiday season. I hope you have a very blessed day! Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! Until next time, think outside your box, and remember - if you don't like to color in the lines - make your own lines! Here are some close-ups of the project.




Simple Collage Frame

Hello and good morning to you, This is Dora, and I hope you are in great spirits this morning!! We are going to build a simple family frame with the square Printer Tray Frame.

This will be super easy and quick. Makes a wonderful gift for someone you love or a close friend. The tray comes with the back piece and three layering pieces. For future reference, we are using one of the layering pieces at a time when adding embellishments or photos to give a staggered look. Hope you enjoy and let's get started!! 

Here is a close up of the final frame....


For this project, I did not use the acrylic piece that comes with it. I left it out, because I wanted everyone to see the depth in the frame. 

First I took the very top layering piece and painted it bronze. Very easy - very simply.


Next - I took the back piece and a sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper (my favorite autumn colors), measured, cut, and glued it to the back piece. This will show through in the spaces without photos. 


Here I have chosen the photos and the cut-out images from the paper pad to add some autumn flare to the piece. I have arranged them in the boxes I would like to see them in. The first (not the one we painted) layering piece, I have glued to the background. Before adding the next one, I am making sure this is where I want the other pieces. Once they are set, I add a matt to the back of the photos I want on this section and glue them to the layering piece. I them add one of the cut-outs in the top left corner. 


As you can see with the photos, I am doing the layering in stages to give it that depth. Now that the top left, top center, and bottom center are in place, I glue another layering piece (not the one we painted) on top. Once that is dried, I now add photos to the middle left and the middle right. Along with those, I am have added an image cut-out on the bottom right corner, to balance out the frame. 


When everything is ready to go, I have now glued down the final layering piece, yes now the one we painted lol !! I have added some clips to ensure it stays in place!


The final step is to embellish the frame and you may do so however you like. I have kept this simple and neat. Just a few autumn embellishments to bring the colors together. I have it hanging in my Livingroom right now and love how it looks against the beige colored walls. 

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Thank you so very much for joining me this morning and I hope that you had as much fun as I did creating something beautiful. I hope you have a very blessed day! Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! Until next time, think outside your box, and remember - if you don't like to color in the lines - make your own lines!