Clear Scraps--Printer Tray--Color Me Happy

Hi everyone!  Laura with you today to share a bright, colorful, fun project for your craft room or as inspiration for your crafting space!

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The Clear Scraps Square Printer Tray Frame makes a great base for these projects!  The top frame was painted with aqua acrylic paint.  It's fun to stamp on the frame or brush with ink or paint around the edges, but I thought the clean look framed out this one just right, and it's always a great option!  The squares are super simple too!  The 4x4 journal cards in a paper collection are the perfect size.  The printers trays are built just like our mini shakers.  A solid back, then 2 frames you glue on, then the acrylic piece (always remember to remove the protective film on BOTH sides) and then the top frame.  Rather than glue the 4x4 squares to the back piece though, I cut them out and glued them to the back of the first square frame piece, then I glued that down on the solid back piece.  After that I started to add tags, stickers and other embellishments.  Here you can see how the different layers create depth.

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The tag was centered in the square and glued down, then the stickers--the paint brush and bottom paint is flat, the yellow paint I used foam tape, and then the enamel dot.  The flower sticker and "scrappy & happy" are added on the outside (the scrappy & happy with foam tape).  The layers really make the project!  Don't be afraid to use items under and on the acrylic layer!   And of course you can always add a sentiment/title.

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The "Let's Get Crafty" is cute and fitting for this project--and easy to add directly onto the frame.  If you'd like to see all the different options (hint there are quite a few!) for the Printer Tray Frames you can find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Printer Tray Frame

Other: Aqua acrylic paint, twine, enamel dots, foam tape, Simple Stories Let's Get Crafty Collection.

Mason Jar Recipe/Photo Album

 Hello Friends,

Sandy Diller here with a fun little project that can be used for recipes or photos.  I used the 

Mason Jar Wood Accordion Shaker Album to create this display.


My album is empty right now but I plan to add photos or recipes to the pages and give it as a gift.
I began this project by cutting the lids from a metallic paper to resemble the lid of a real jar.  I traced the outline and then cut out enough to cover each jar in the album.
I used double sided adhesive to attach the paper to each jar but you could use glue as well.

 I edged each jar with blue ink, I used Distress Oxide, Broken China but any blue you have will work.



After edging all the jars I decorated with some die cuts, you could use stickers as well.  The front was painted and attached after inserting my cover photo.
I used rings to hold all the pieces together.

Thanks for joining me today,



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 


Valentine Large Heart Shiplap Decor

Hello crafty friends! Happy Valentines Day! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a fun project I created using the Large Heart Shiplap Shape! I had in mind this will be perfect as a door hanger for future Februarys!  The techniques I  used are simple and I'm going to share them with you today! 



Starting with some red chalk paint, I covered the front of my Heart Shiplap Shape; giving it a few coats.  The birch wood accepts the chalk paint nicely and I wanted a bright red result.  I did use my sanding tool to around  the edges to give it a distressed look. 


Next, taking my Beacon-3-in-1 Liquid Adhesive, I  affixed patterned paper to the top and bottom of my Heart Shiplap Shape.  I  cut away any excess paper with my scissors followed by again using my sanding tool.  


I set aside my Shiplap to work on my embellishments.  Using the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, I  painted each with a light coat of white acrylic paint.  


After allowing my paint to dry, I  applied embossing ink and pink glitter powder  to each of the Dragonflies.  I set with my heat tool and set them aside.  



I  added additional patterned paper and embellishments before affixing my Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes with my Beacon Liquid Adhesive. 



Lastly, using my Big Bite I punched holes in each side of the top of my Shiplap and threaded this cute red gingham ribbon through so I  could hang my creation!  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, chipboard frame: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; embossing ink, embossing powder: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon, sanding tool

Clear Scraps--DIY Medium Pallet--Irish Blessing Home Decor

Hi there everyone!!  Laura here with you today to share some inspiration for one of my favorite holidays--St. Patrick's Day!!

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Have you every created a fun home decor piece?  If you haven't, the Clear Scraps DIY Pallets are a GREAT place to start!  You can make adorable projects for yourself or for friends and family, and you can also choose from multiple shapes available in the Clear Scraps store.  You can find them all HERE.  Looking for an easy place to start--try this Square Medium DIY Pallet I've used for this project.  This one is really easy to work with, but still makes for a beautiful final result!  It's easy to cover with pretty patterned papers like I did with this one, but you could paint it, stain it, stamp it, stencil it, so many possibilities!  Sky's the limit for you to add your own creative touch!  After you are finished with the base, time to decorate!

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The Word n Shape Blessed-Truck works perfectly for this St. Patrick's home decor.  The word "blessed" was simple to paint green, add a few enamel dots, then glue onto the project.  Clean and simple!  A little enamel shamrock makes a cute touch.  The sentiment is journal box matted on black cardstock and is just the right size to fit into the back of the truck.

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The other part of the Word n Shape Blessed-Truck duo is painted with black paint, and embellished with a small piece of patterned paper and a couple of enamel dots.  A couple of fussy cut shamrocks, enamel dots and alpha letters complete this project. 

There are quite a few choices of the word/figure duos in the Clear Scraps store.  These go with the 3D Frameables which are super cute too!  It's always fun to think outside the box and mix and match pieces from different sets!  Find all the options HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Medium DIY Pallet, Word n Shape Blessed-Truck

Other:  Acrylic Paint--green and black, enamel dots, Bella Blvd alpha, Doodlebug enamel shamrocks, Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes 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, 

Double Hearts Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer and I'm back with a layout I created using some fun Clear Scraps products! Valentines Day is almost here and my page is all about love!  I'm going to show you the techniques I used, as well.



Starting with white cardstock, I blended in Distress Oxide Inks in pink, red, and yellow at the top and bottom edges of my page.  I  did not worry about it being perfect. 


Next using the 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil, I  added a thin layer of Crackle Paste.  


Here is a close up of the end result of the Crackle Paste and the Distress Oxide Ink. 


I set my cardstock aside to work on my Double Heart Mini Shaker Shape. First, I  added patterned paper to the chipboard base of my shaker using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I cut away excess paper with scissors and trimmed the edges with my x-acto knife and sanding tool. 


I painted the two middle chipboard frames with pink chalk paint only focusing on the edges.


For the top chipboard frame, I  colored it with Matte Chalk Polish in Pink.  I applied the polish in a circular motion the the applicator contained in the cap.  


Here is a close up of my Shaker assembled and placed on the layout!  



Thank you for stopping by the blog! I  hope this inspires you to create  a page all about your significant other!  You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, foam letters/shapes, enamel dots: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock, date stamp: American Crafts; paint: Folk Art, Creative Expressions; sequins:  Picket Fence Studio, Recollections; crackle paste, pigment ink, Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; cut file: Silhouette; misc: thread, x-acto knife

Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--Pawsome Dog LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little puppy love with this LO!!

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Why not make a Valentine's LO of your pup?  They definitely know how to steal our hearts so they deserve a little love in return!  This LO was created with some fun doggie themed papers and stickers--but the addition of the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Heart/Paw really takes the adorable up a notch!!  

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The shaker was painted with green and brown acrylic paint to match the papers used.   I love the ability to create something that matches your LO exactly and the Mini Shakers are perfect for that!  It's such a great feature of the Mini Shakers!  Love the fact they add a little movement and sparkle too!  The filler used here was a mixture of the Sprinkles Heart Confetti (I picked out the red hearts and mixed them in) and the Fall Sequins.  Both can be found in the Clear Scraps store HERE.  There are some other fun pet themed Mini Shakers as well--make sure to look at all the options in the store HERE.

Another fun touch on this LO is the use of stenciling.  It's a nice and easy way to add a layer to your scrapbooking. 

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The Clear Scraps 6" Polka Dot Stencil is a fun one to use on almost any LO.  Just a little acrylic paint, a foam brush, and you can add this fun element to your page!  A few plastic dot embellishments were added in between the stenciled circles for more interest and contrast.  A little twine and some heart shaped enamels finish this LO off perfectly!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoyed the Valentine inspiration being shared with you!  Stop back soon for more inspiration and ideas!!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Heart/Paw, Sprinkles Heart Confetti, Fall Sequins Mix, 6" Polka Dot Stencil

Other:  Acrylic paint--brown, green, plastic candy dots, brown cardstock, twine, Bella Blvd Cooper papers, stickers and enamel hearts.

Valentine Cards with Clear Scraps Shakers

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here today on the blog to share some easy Valentine's Day Acrylic cards I created using two of the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shapes!  The techniques  I used  are  simple

to follow along and I'm going to include them for each card! 



For card #1, I cut a 4 1/2 x 5 piece of acrylic from the 12x12 Acrylic Clear Craft Sheet.  Then using my applicator, I  applied a fun bright pearlized pink alcohol ink to the surface.  I set aside to allow my ink to dry while working on my shaker, the Envelope Mini Shaker Shape


First, I  painted the top chipboard frame along with the edges of the middle two frames with light pink chalk paint.  Chalk paint is not necessary...I  just liked the color and it dries quickly! 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker.  I  cut away excess paper with my scissors followed by using my x-acto knife and sanding tool. 


I adhered my two middle chipboard frames and then added my chunky glitter. I chose bright colors that matched my patterned paper.  Next I  adhered my acrylic overlay. 


Before adhering my top chipboard frame, I applied a light coat of crackle paste to the paint to give it some dimension.  I  helped drying time by using my heat tool.   Last, I  was ready to adhere my top chipboard frame.  My entire shaker was affixed to my card using the Beacon Adhesive. 



For Card #2, I used the Lava Lamp Mini Shaker Shape as the main star of my project.  I  assembled my shaker in the usual manner but did add die cut shapes to the center using pop dots before adhering my acrylic overlay.


For my acrylic background I used three different bright colors of alcohol ink and blended them together.  


Once my alcohol ink was dry, I  flipped over my acrylic and created a background using small stamps and black StazOn ink.  


Here is the final result!  The inside sentiment says "All You Need is Love Love Love"!  


Thank you for reading today! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, brads:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: FolkArt, Ranger; adhesive: Beacon,; alcohol ink: Ranger; pigment ink: Tsuneiko; stamps: Mama Elephant, Catherine Pooler Designs; glitter: Recollections;  bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, mini wood clothes pin

Hearts Memory-Dex Acrylic Dividers

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here to share a tutorial on how I decorated the  new Hearts Acrylic Dividers.  How cute are these just in time for Valentines Day?  I'm going to show you my techniques for each card which I have included a process video.  


For card #1, which is the large heart, I colored the top and bottom with alcohol ink in Fiesta. A nice bright pink color for Valentines Day! 


Once my alcohol ink was dry, I  flipped over my Divider and created a background with my stamp and StazOn Ink in black. 


Lastly, I added a strip of patterned paper and embellishments to complete! 


Here is a process video to show you how I decorated Card #1: 

For Card #2, I  colored the entire Divider with alcohol ink in light pink.  


I  forgot to take photos of my step by step techniques but I  did create a video! 


I love Card #3's cut out heart! So cute!  I used two different pearlized alcohol inks in pink and green to color my acrylic. 


Here is the process video:


Thank you for stopping by today!  You can see all of the Acrylic and Chipboard Dividers by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, chipboard stickers, brads, enamel dot: Simple Stories;  alcohol ink, Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon,, Adhesives by 3L; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ink: Tsuneiko; stamp:  Mama Elephant. 

New Memory-Dex Travel Box


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog. I have a project I'd like to share with you that features a brand spanking new product line from Clear Scraps - Memory-Dex.

The boxes come in several sizes and designs and there are both chipboard and acrylic dividers in several styles as well.

My project uses one of the longer boxes. My hubbie and I are now empty nesters - which I am still getting used to saying. It's like I think the little, well no so little, birdies will be flying back any day!

So lately, we've been thinking about the places we'd like to travel to. I thought this box work well for keeping track of various places we run across that we are interested in visiting...


Here is a look at it from the side...


I labeled the dividers "land", "sea" and "air" so I could sort our mode of travel along with the destination...


To make the Memory-Dex box, I painted the interior pieces with a vanilla paint. I also painted the tabs on the outside since they would show once the box was assembled.

I covered the sides and ends with printed paper and used the Sanding File to smooth the excess paper from the sides. 

I assembled the box and glued it together. I used rubber bands to hold the pieces in place until the glue dried. Once the glue had set, I added the dowels and sliders.

I also painted the bottoms of the chipboard dividers.

HINT: don't cover the tabs with printed paper, the thickness of the added layer will make the box harder to assemble.

Next came the fun part! Time to embellish the dividers and fill up your box!

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!


Clear Scraps: Long Memory-Dex Box and Rounded Tab Chipboard Dividers

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers, Vanilla Paint, Ribbons and Twine

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. 


Chalkboard Menu Tablet Stand

Do you cook often?  If so, are you a planner with your menu and grocery lists?  I'm Maureen, and I admittedly am not great at this.  It would help if I could be more organized.  Perhaps writing things down on a chalkboard could help with making lists, right?


I love the idea of having a message board in my kitchen for multiple uses, and I also like the idea of a tablet and/or phone holder to look up and hold recipes.  So, for this project, I've chosen the Vintage Tablet Stand for this menu board.  This acrylic stand is very sturdy - enough to hold a recipe book but also classic enough to turn it into a chalkboard.


This starts with some black chalkboard paint.  Follow the instructions on your paint bottle - in my case, the bottle recommends one coat painted in one direction and a second coat going the opposite way.  Because the acrylic is see-through, I needed to apply 4 coats total.


Each layer of paint needs a good amount of time to dry and "cure" so I recommend leaving it overnight in between your first 2 coats.


Next, I've decided to add my quote at the top with a vinyl cut. This is so much fun and looks much better than handwriting.  This sentiment was an image from the Cricut library, sized down to my tablet size.

Follow the instructions for your electronic cutting machine on how to apply; however, the basics are to cut your image, weed off the excess, peel off the backing and adhere with a transfer sheet.


Now, to add some pattern to my tablet (and match my kitchen), I'm using the one of the Hearts Chipboard Embellishment pieces, and covering it with a patterned paper.  This is glued to the board after a dusting of black ink on the edges.


It's time to use your board!  Would you use something like this in your home or kitchen?  I love that the stand pieces could hold chalk and an eraser too.  I could envision this as a scoreboard project in a kitchen also.  There are tons of ideas available with the Clear Scraps items!

Happy cooking!  Until next time,