Ribbon Mini Shaker Layout

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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

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

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

Hi there everyone!!  Do you have some spooktacular pictures

to scrap from Halloween?  Some adorable pumpkin patch,

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

inspiration to get you started today!

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This LO was created using the adorable Clear Scraps

Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts!  There is also a bat

version of this circle shaker:

Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Ghosts

These are so easy and fun to make and they add

a lot to a scrapbook page--including movement,

when you add your filler to the shaker piece!

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This shaker was painted with black acrylic paint for the

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

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

 little gray distress ink onto the ghosts.   The background

came from tracing the solid circle back onto patterned

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

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

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

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

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

Clear Scraps store, check them all out HERE.

After the sequins are in, then you can glue down

the acrylic layer.  Remember that you need to peel

off the protective film on BOTH sides of this acrylic

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

until you are ready to complete your project!

Final step is the painted frame over the acrylic

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

they add so much to the page!


If you want to check out ALL of the shaker

options available in the Clear Scraps store,

you can find everything HERE.  There is

a mini shaker for almost every occasion!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Circle Ghosts,

Spooky Sequins Mix.

Other:  PhotoPlay Paper Fright Night collection,

black and white acrylic paint, Hickory Smoke

distress ink, foam tape, glue.

Fall Wood Mason Jar


Tami here with a project I'd like to share with you.

I love creating Fall projects, the colors are so cozy and warm. I've always gravitated to warm colors in clothing, so I guess it's no surprise I'd enjoy crafting with them as well.

Bring on the rich oranges, mellow buttery yellows, woody browns, and sage and olive greens. This project has touches of all of those, take a look...


Napkin Art is all the rage and given all the fabulous things you can make using them - not to mention how EASY they are to use - it's probably here to stay.

In just a few quick steps you can cover a multitude of surfaces with a print and the technique works great on wood.

Most napkins have 2-3 layers, so separate them, you'll only need the top layer with the design.

Next, choose a thin liquid adhesive or decoupage medium to adhere the napkin to your surface. For this project, I used one of Clear Scraps Mason Jar Wood Shapes, they come in a pack of 3, so they are great to use for decor or gifting.

You need to be sure you use enough of your medium as it will soak into the wood. Some mediums dry quickly, so you may need to work fast! It helps to have all your supplies laid out and ready. While the medium is still wet, line up and adhere your napkin. Once you have placed it, go over the entire surface, smoothing it with your hand. I prefer to use my hands rather than a tool as the napkin is thin and can tear.

To get the napkin to almost become one with the wood without a top coat, I like to cover it with a piece of parchment and go over the surface with an iron. Be sure your iron isn't too hot, and do a spot test to be sure your medium can take the heat. 

Once the napkin is adhered, use a Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper from around the edges. You can add a gloss or matte top coat if you like.

To finish my jar off, I painted the Home Chipboard Word Title with cream paint and adhered it along the bottom.


I tied raffia in a bow around the neck of the jar and hung a tag with a recipe from the center of the bow.

Please come back soon to see what the other very talented design team members have to show you!


Clear Scraps: Sanding Stick, Mason Jar Wood Shapes and Home Chipboard Word Title

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Liquid Laminate, Fall Napkin, Cream and Sage Green Paint, Raffia, Ribbon, Manilla Tag and Recipe


Hello Fall Shaker Album

Hi crafty friends! 

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

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




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


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

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

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

Happy Crafting,



Patisserie Mixed Banner Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy November! This year has sure gone by fast right? I'm Dana and I'm back today with another album project for you featuring the Clear Scraps Mixed Banner Album. Click here


This album has acouple acrylic pages in addition to chipboard pages and border. If you haven't tried using acrylic and aren't sure how to start, I'll guide you through the process in this tutorial. The papers I chose to decorate my album, are from Graphic45 "Cafe Parisian" collection. 

To begin, I chose one of the papers to cover both the front and back sides of my banner chipboard piece. I traced around the banner piece, cut and glued to the banner base. I recommend using Beacon glue. It has a strong bond and perfect when using chipboard. Then taking my xaco knife I trimmed away any excess paper. Then smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. 


Front Cover: I chose another paper measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 & 1/2 inches. Punch both holes on the side before adhering your paper onto your cover. I recommend using a clear tape runner or Clear glue. Just be careful not to use too much glue or it will seep onto your acrylic edges. I adhered a Journaling card in the center with foam dots. Added a sentiment border from another paper and adhered at the top of my album cover. I fussy cut acouple cakes, candies and floral images.


Inked along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then adhered along the bottom of my Journaling card using foam dots. 


Back of front cover: I added a pocket page measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 & 1/2 inches. Added a sentiment border at the top edge of my pocket, a chipboard embellishment in the center of my pocket and a blue gem on top of the hole on my chipboard embellishment.  Tucked a Journaling card inside my pocket. 


Opposite page: adhered another paper measuring 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches onto my chipboard page. Added a cream cardstock photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches, and glued in the center of my page. I added a chipboard sentiment piece at the top of my photo mat and fussy cut a cake image and using foam dots adhered at the bottom. I like to add some Stickles Stardust glitter to my cake and flowers to add some Sparkle!


Page 3: Journaling card adhered as a flip up page. I scored 1/2 inch at the top before adhering at the you of my page. Underneath my flip page I added a cream photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches. Fussycut a cake, cookie and candy and adhered along the bottom right corner. 


Page 4: I adhered another paper measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 &1/2 inches. I left this page as is. I didn't want to cover this pretty paper lol.


Page 5: (Cherry paper) I adhered a small Journaling card at the bottom of my page. Fussy cut a cupcake image and added some foam dots before adhering on the left corner of my journal card. Added an epoxy sticker and fussy cut cherries to the top corner. I applied some Spectrum Noir Glossy highlights on my cherries. Stickles glitter Stardust to the top of my cupcake to resemble sugar!


Page 6: photo mat measuring 4 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches and glued in the center of my page. Added a chipboard piece at the top and a teal pearl gem over the hole in my chipboard piece. I also added a sentiment border along the bottom of my page and a cherry border piece along the bottom edge of my photo mat. 


To finish this album, I threaded some pink and teal colored tulle through both holes and tied into a bow! I fussy cut out some dessert images and titles and glued onto the tabs on my banner piece. 


Here are some closeups!




I hope you enjoyed my album project and will create one for yourself. These albums make a great gift idea too. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the different styles of albums to choose from as well as all the newest products available to purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting! Hope you have a great week. 

See you soon!


Other Supplies Used: 

Paper trimmer,  scoring board, scissors, foam dots, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, xaco knife, Distress tool, Beacon glue, Stickles Stardust glitter, Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights Clear, Graphic45 CafĂ© Parisian collection, Pink and teal tulle, pearl gems, glitter gems.



Tabbed Chipboard Thanksgiving Recipe Mini Album


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today. Are you enjoying the fall weather? That is, if you have "fall" weather in your area. Here in Texas, most fall days are a brisk 80 degrees! WOW! I better grab a sweater ;)

It's hard to think about Fall and not include Thanksgiving along with it. The colors, the pumpkins, and the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING that is in stores this time of year. They put that pumpkin spice in EVERTYHING it seems, from candles, to cookies, to coffee, to cereal! I even saw Pumpkin Spice potato chips the other day. Not so sure how those would be.

Our family has a lot of special Thanksgiving recipes. Every year we make my Grandma's cranberry sauce. My mom has her own special way to do the turkey, I make a pretty good gravy, and the homemade rolls are Mom's take on Grandma's recipe.

I thought this year, I'd ask everyone to write down the recipe for what they are bringing and I'd put them all together in a mini album.

I used Clear Scraps 6 X 6 Tabbed Chipboard Mini Album and embellished it with paint and papers and stickers...


To embellish the front cover, I painted the Stack Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishment before backing the openings with different printed papers...


I used each tabbed page as a divider for each section of recipes: Mains, Sides and Sweets. Take a look inside...





I prepped the pages by painting about 1" along the side with the holes using cream paint. I also painted the tabs and edges of each page.

Once the paint dried, I started adding my papers to embellish the covers and pages. Rub On letters were used to add the titles to the cover, tabs and pages. 

1" book rings were used to bind the album and I tied each with 3 different coordinating ribbons.

I think these books would make a great gift for your guests, you could have them bring multiple copies of their recipes.

Thanks for stopping by! Please come back and visit us again soon!


Clear Scraps: 6 X 6 Tabbed Chipboard Mini Album and Stack Pumpkin Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Cream Paint, Printed Papers and Stickers, Rub On Letters, Book Rings and Ribbons

Large Cutting Board Shiplap Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer here today to share another one of the fabulous Shiplap Shapes!  If you haven't had a chance to create a project with one of these yet, you must! Not only do they come in two sizes but there are a variety of designs to choose from!  Today, I'm sharing the Large Cutting Board Shiplap Shape as well as techniques I used to create my project! 


I began by adding a generous coat of chalk paint in a nice "greige" color.  After my paint was dry, I did go back with my sanding tool to distress the sides to add some texture. 


Using the 4x6 Hello Fall Stencil, I secured it to the bottom right hand corner of my Cutting Board.  I had just enough of some of my metallic paste left for my project to use and applied with a spatula.  I allowed ample time for the paste to dry with my stencil still in place

I then turned my Cutting Board around to work on my next stencil.  This time using painters tape, I used the 5x9 Leaves Mixer Stencil along the top slat of the board.  In a circular motion and with ample pressure, I applied my Metallic Gilding Polish (the color is Gold Treasure). 


Once the polish was dry, I adhered my patterned paper as shown using my Beacon Adhesive. I trimmed any excess with scissors as well used my sanding tool.

Before removing my stencil, I blended Distress Oxide Inks into the metallic paste. I did use some texture resist spray because I wanted to see if it would work but I think it just made a mess LOL.  


I decorated three of the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes as shown and adhered them with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  


Here is a close up of the Gilding Polish with the stencil.  Not perfect but that is totally ok! 


Last, I added ribbon and some fall foliage to accent using my hot glue gun!  


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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; Metallic Gilding Polish: Creative Expressions;  ribbon:  Recollections; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; mini flowers: Prima; sewing machine: Janome; misc: hot glue gun, floral pieces, painters tape



Just Be Creative

Hey y'all!! Tmika here with a quick project share. Plus, in my voice "It's So Cute" !! (insert squeal here)

I chose to use this Cutting Board Shiplap Shape Small -

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Such a cute and versatile shape to work with. I thought about adding vinyl and making it a measuring table or adding a related sentiment on it. So many ideas - but ultimately I chose to do something that made my heart smile. Playing with flowers, gold, paint and pretty colors :)

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I painted the board with acrylic paint twice, then took my foam brush and pounced it to make a texture on the board. I added script washi tape and rub-ons (dream & embrace) to create a background.


I used a flourish die from my stash and some gold card stock to add a bit of whimsy. I also made some rolled roses with another die to add a pop of brighter color.  Pulled some pre-made flowers from my stash and made those front and center. Adding a some gold glitter trim as a bow and a sentiment sealed the deal!! I love how it turned out! What do yo think??



That's all that I have to share today. I hope you liked what I made and it inspires you to Dream, Embrace and Just Be Creative!!







Candy Corn Mini Shaker Album

Hello friends and happy Friday!  Halloween is just a few days away and I have a mini album I created to share with you today!  Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays as I love seeing the kids dress up and trick or treat!  I have teenagers now who have gave up costumes a long time ago (which makes me a little sad) but its fun to see the jack-o-lanterns out on the porches and all of the decorations!  


For my project, I used the 6x6 3 Tabbed Chipboard Album and the Candy Corn Mini Shaker Shape


I painted the outside edges of both sides of each page of my album with orange chalk paint (I prefer chalk paint because it dries quickly and I love this color!). 

I also used the same chalk paint on the top frame of my shaker as well as the inside + outside edges of the two middle frames. 


Ususally I would adhere my patterned paper to the base chipboard of the shaker. Since I wanted to use three different colors, I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and lined up each space on the coordinating paper as shown.  I trimmed any excess paper using my scissors. 


I placed orange, yellow, and white sequins in the appropriate spots and then adhered my acrylic piece. I find it helpful to use clips to hold my pieces together while the adhesive dries. 


After adhering the top frame, I again used my Beacon Adhesive to affix my shaker to the front of my album. I then added smaller embellishments from the collection I used. 


Each page is covered with a background piece measuring 5.5 x 5.5 inches that I  affixed using Scor Tape.  I usually leave the inside of my front cover for journaling as you see here. 



I also like to create fun pockets for memorabilia or additional photos or journaling.  Here, I utilized some of the journaling cards from the collection and added metal clips.  



Another way to create additional space is to add a flap using a bone folder.  I  cut a longer piece of patterned paper and scored at 5.75 inches.  I cut and tore my flap edge as well as added a tag for ease of opening. 


You can see there is extra space for journaling as well as a photo. 





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

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, enamel dots, chipboard frames, foam stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scor-Tape, Adhesives by 3L;  metal clips, tiny attacher stapler:  Tim Holtz; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread, tulle

Pumpkin Centerpiece

 Hello friends and welcome to fall.  Sandy Diller here today with a Thanksgiving Centerpiece that will adorn my dinner table.  I simply love all the colors of fall especially the pumpkins.  My pumpkins have some unusual patterns, but all the colors simply shout Fall!

For this centerpiece I used the Pumpkin Wooden Accordion Shaker Album.  As you can see, it is not an album.  These pumpkins are such a great shape and size I just had to use them in a new way.

I arranged the pumpkins with the open frame close to each end.  I painted them orange.

Next came some decoctive papers.  The paper was added using double sided adhesive tape but you could use glue if you wanted. I sanded all the edges smooth and then added some ink on all the edges.  I used a brown ink for everything. 

Before I covered the other side with paper, I made a connecting piece of acetate and glued the pumpkins together leaving a half inch between them so they can be moved about.   My centerpiece is double sided so both sides were covered, sanded and inked.


    I next cut and embossed 12 ovals and edged with the same ink.  I added the letters to spell out THANKS and glued to the ovals.
The ovals were added to the pumpkins and green steams were designed to add on top of each pumpkin.

I had these cute little chalkboard clips in my stash so used them to spell out the word Give and then clipped them to the leaves.

To make the pumpkins stand up I used the base pieces from of the Family Desktop Frame on each end.  Since they are connected to each other the center ones stood up nicely.

My table will look beautiful with this lovely addition.  Happy Holidays,

Let's Gather 3D Picture Display

While I don't experience Autumn in the Southwest quite the same as many of you do, it is still one of my favorite times of year!  We are all so grateful to have cooler evenings again, and our town often has several corn mazes and hayrides, along with pumpkin patches and sunflower fields too.  


Hi Clear Scraps friends - it's Maureen!  I have a picture display idea for you that is a tribute to evenings like this, using the 3D Frameable Base with Deco Frame.  I love the colors and feel of Fall, so I'm choosing a color palette of green, gold and brown.


To start, I've taken a sunflower paper and traced out the top layer of the frame on it, then cut it out.  I also took a craft blade and trimmed out the inside slits as well.  Glue this on and set aside.  If you want a sealed version, feel free to use some Mod Podge too!


To add the Autumn elements to this frame, I've chosen the Gather Word N Shape to decorate it.  I'm "staining" the saying "Gather" and the wagon with a Distress ink and sponge.  I've done this before on the Clear Scraps wood and love the look of it, and it's also a quick technique to make it look like a wood stain.  


The sunflowers in the wagon are an assortment of sticker embellishments I have, and I'm staggering them in the wagon, and using tacky glue to adhere them.  I've also added in some raffia in between to look like hay.  Oh how I love a good hayride!!


As for the base of the frame and the outer frame, I've picked a green acrylic paint and painted on a coat.  When I did, I realized it was a little bright so I added a sponged layer of brown Distress ink to it to make it darker.

The photo is added in from the top - I recommend gluing the outer frame to the sides and bottom only, so you can slide the photo in from the top.


Some additional sunflowers complete the look around the frame and it really is a festive addition to an Autumn-themed decor.

What do you think of this project?  I like something that can assemble quickly in an afternoon, especially when I can choose color schemes and papers that I really love.  I hope you're able to give this one a try this season, because there are so many frame sets to choose from!

More supplies needed are listed below.  Thanks for joining me today - I'll see you next time!


Additional supplies:  patterned papers, tacky glue, sunflower sticker embellishments, Distress Ink in Vintage Photo Brown, green acrylic paint


Haunted House Wall Hanging

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here! If you love decorating for Halloween, I have a Spooky Haunted House project I hope you'll like. Today we'll be using Clear Scraps Shiplap House Large Click here


In addition to that, we will use this Spooky cute mini shaker circle-bats Click here and Clear Scraps Spooky sequins! Click here 

The paper collection I'll be using is Carta Bella Hocus Pocus along with some other items in my stash.

Let's begin by choosing 3 coordinating papers to cover all 3 sections of of our house and the top roof. I traced, cut out, and using Beacon glue adhered all my papers down onto each section. Then trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. I smooth any rough edges using my Distress tool. 


Once all your papers are in place, I took some Halloween sentiment washi tapes and adhered along the bottom edge of each section of my house. 


Using a window diecut from my stash, I diecut 3 windows using black and white cardstock.


For my door, I just cut out a piece of black cardstock measuring 2 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches. If you have a diecut for the door, feel free to use that. I rounded the top two upper corners on my door before adhering along the bottom edge of my house. I added an ephemera tag onto my door using foam dots. I added a candy corn chipboard sticker on top to cover up the hole on my tag. 

Here's a closeup!


Set your house aside for now. We will start to create our mini shaker next. Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Taking your top shaker piece, I painted the bats and around the circle edge, using black acrylic paint. Let dry. Now taking some Stickles-Dark Blue, I applied some onto my bats using a small brush. This adds a nice purple sparklely touch! Now take your bottom shaker piece, trace onto another coordinating paper. Cut, glue and trim away any excess paper. The smooth away any rough edges using a Distress tool. Now glue the two chipboard shaker pieces in place. Fill your shaker with some sequins, beads, buttons, whatever you prefer. I chose Clear Scraps Spooky sequins, since they match so perfectly with color scheme on my shaker. Next add your acrylic layer, but be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering. Add your top shaker piece in place. To finish my shaker, I added some purple and white pearls around the circle edge. Let your shaker dry throughly before shaking! Otherwise your sequins will stick to the sides.

Here's a closer look!


After your shaker has dried, I glued it onto part of the upper right side of my roof! I cut out some images from my stickers, and ephemera tag to adhere behind each window. Adding foam dots to the back of my Frankstein before adhering. I added acouple puffy ghost stickers on each side of the window on the left side. 

Here's some closeups!




Now to decorate my haunted house, I used a variety of stickers, and ephemera pieces. The witch and bat bottle are stickers I had in my craft stash. The ghost/pumpkin and cat were adhered with foam dots on the left side of the door. The October 31st tag I adhered on the chimney and added a bat sticker at the top! Then I also took 3  pipe cleaners and bend them slightly to resemble smoke coming out from the chimney.  Using a hot glue gun, I glued them to the back of my chimney. I chose to add a metal hanger on the backside. But you can add ribbon, tulle or whatever you prefer. 


More closeups!



I hope you have enjoyed this project today! I hope you'll create a Haunted House to hang in your home to celebrate the Halloween season all month long. Please share what you create with us on our Facebook  Clear Scraps Creative page! Shop on the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your craft supplies and check out all the newest products available!

Until next time, Have a crafty day and thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog!


Other Supplies Used: Black and white cardstock,  black acrylic paint, Stickles -Dark Blue, Distress tool, xaco knife, scissors, Carta Bella Hocus Pocus paper collection, sequins, Beacon glue, foam dots, pipe cleaners-orange/green/gold, corner rounder, pearl gems in purple and white, Recollection Halloween washi tapes 

Clear Scraps Square Shiplap Shape Large--Bootiful Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today, to share a

project to get you ready for your Halloween decorating!

Clear_Scraps_Square Shiplap Shape_Bootiful Home Decor(1)So many fun things on this project!  It starts with

the Clear Scraps Square Shiplap Shape Large.

It's painted with green distress paint, then brushed

around the edges with black distress paint.  After

this dried, then it was time to use the Clear Scraps

5x9 Leaves Stencil to create the background.

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I shared this picture to show--even if you are afraid to

stencil--don't be!  I was guesstimating how large I wanted

the background and  needed it a little wider to do what

I wanted after I did the square.  They are very forgiving!

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Looks great!  You'd never know about the "mistake". 

I wanted it to look like it had a frame on here.  You

could find an inexpensive frame to give it more

dimension.  I made a 1/4" frame out of black cardstock

 and then made the focal point center square.

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Along with the journal card, ephemera and stickers,

the Clear Scraps chipboard makes an adorable addition!

The Ghost Chipboard Embellishments are painted with

white acrylic paint and brushed with gray distress ink.

A little foam tape really helps to make them pop!

The "Spooky" Chipboard Word Title is painted in

green distress paint, and brushed with a little

white on top and bottom to bring it out against

the darker background.   Make sure not to miss

these in the Clear Scraps store!  There is such a

huge variety of both!  You can find the Chipboard

Embellishments HERE and the Word Titles HERE.

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The third little ghost is peeking out from behind the corner of

the center area. So great that you get three in the one package!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Shiplap Shape Large, 5x9 Leaves Stencil,

Ghost Chipboard Embellishments"Spooky" Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Peeled Paint, Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Paint,

Hickory Smoke Distress Ink,  PhotoPlay Paper Fright Night

collection kit and ephemera, twine, black cardstock, foam tape.

Scrapbook Layout with Ribbon Shaker


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

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

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


Here is a closeup pic of the shaker...


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

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

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

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


Clear Scraps: Mini Ribbon Shaker

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

Ghostly Pink Shaker Tag

Hey crafty friends! 

It is spooky season, which means candy corn is readily available. Using that as my inspiration, I decided to create a candy corn tag, but made it PINK.


First, grab a tag from the Acrylic Tag Album set and a few alcohol inks. Prepare to create the three bands of color exhibited on candy corn.


Remove the protective film from one side of the tag only. Leave the other side of the tag protected with the film for an easy cleanup. Using painter's tape and a heat gun, begin layering ink starting from the top with white, working your way down shades of pink. 


Once that is completed, set it to the side to finish drying. 


Begin working on your Mini Ghost Shaker. Of course I decided to heat emboss the top layer. I wanted a dimensional and glossy look for my ghost. 



I then covered the back piece of the shaker in white cardstock and added in my shaker mix. Assemble the shaker together, remembering to remove the protective film from the acetate ghost layer.



Now that the ghost is completed, grab the tag and remove the remaining protective film. Also grab some embellishments and prepare to decorate.



Below is the step-by step of where I added elements.



Add some ribbon or trim to the top of the tag, and there you have it-- a completed ghostly tag. How cute?! 



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

Happy Crafting,