Guest Designer Amberly Hoffman-House Mini Shaker Pallet


Hello, today I am showcasing fun and versatile Clear Scraps products. 
Using the Small Circle Shiplap Shape, I first painted it with ivory acrylic paint and then distressed the edges with a brown acrylic paint. 
Next I used the Clear Scraps 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil and a texture paste just on the bottom half. I used scraps of paper for the Clear Scraps House Mini Shaker Shape and a mixture of sequins. Attached a hanger, scraps of ribbon and some crystals.
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This was a quick and easy project! 
The size is perfect to fit inside a larger wreath and you can make one for every season. 
Guest designer 
Amberly Hoffman

Guest Designer Suzanne Wallage-Memory-Dex DIY Wood Box


Hi friends,
I’m so excited about this first post!
I started with putting the box together and added some gesso. When that was dry I went in with acrylic paint and mixed some colors together (with white) to get a more soft look.
After the paint was completely dry I used a stencil from Clear Scraps with pink crackle paste and added some unicorn embossing powder.

To finish the box off I added some design paper (masterpiece design)
Then it was time to start working on my first Memory-Dex Card!
I just love love love the acrylic!


First I peeled of the foil on both sides and then added alcohol ink (ranger) and made a rainbow of colors. I also splatterd with gold ink to add some extra interest
Once the alcohol was dry I added some embellishments (pretty little studio) and a photo.

I hope that I could have inspired you to bring out all the colors!

Love Suzanne

Tres Jolie Cross Promo--Happy Spring Home Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today and SO excited to share a springtime home decor project during Clear Scrap's week long collaboration with Tres Jolie Kit Club

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I started with some plain wood shapes (rectangle and deco) I had on hand.  I painted the rectangle and traced and cut out the deco on pretty paper from the Tres Jolie Kit.  Once I had the base set, it was time to create the layers on top!  First up was to use the Clear Scraps Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Small and the 5x9 Leaves Stencil.

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I used white acrylic paint first to create a light wash on the Clear Scraps Mason Jar Shiplap piece.  The top was painted with gray paint, and then brushed lightly with black, and I went back in with gray to create a distressed look.  Then a light green paint was used to make a little trail of leaves, using one of the leaf openings on the stencil.  I pounced with a foam applicator to get a soft mottled look.  This Clear Scraps piece set up the perfect background for the beautiful flowers.

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I fussy cut some of the leaves and added them along with flowers and enamel dots/sentiments along the path of the stenciled leaves.  You can see them just peeking out along the other pieces.  I also wanted to add a larger sentiment to the home decor piece, so I created a little rectangle of some of the Tres Jolie Kit pretty paper. 

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This was matted it on a piece of white cardstock and the "Happy Spring" sentiment was added.  Then more fussy cut flowers and other flowers and enamel dots were added to the corner to finish it off.  It's such a pretty spring home decor piece--makes me think of fresh cut flowers in a mason jar on the table.


Thank you so much for stopping by today and visit all week to see the inspiration from Clear Scraps and Tres Jolie Kit Club!!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Small, 5x9 Leaves Stencil

Other:  Tres Jolie Kit, ribbon, alpha (thickers), acrylic paint--white, gray, black, green, foam tape, glue.

Clear Scraps--Memory-Dex Houses Chip Dividers--

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share one of the new Clear Scraps Memory-Dex Chip Dividers sets!Clear_Scraps_Memory-Dex_Home Sweet Home Address File(1)How cute are these adorable Houses Chip Dividers??!!  These are the beginning of an address book Memory-Dex I'll be sharing with you later so make sure to stop back soon!

As with so many of Clear Scraps products--you can get creative with these blank bases!

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To create this card and the others, I used a combination of papers, stickers.  This is a section divider that will have cards with address of friends.

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I kept the back simple--but rather than just blank--I started by painting with gray acrylic paint....

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then used the Clear Scraps 5"x9" Geo Burst Mixer Stencil.

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The white acrylic paint really pops on the gray background and adds a layer of texture/interest to the blank card.  All of the card backs were stenciled this way.


The next section will be all about those birthdays!  Great to have a place to have them all written down to send all those handmade shaker cards you create, right??!!

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Just love you can make these look so cute with just a few scraps of paper and stickers!  Just trace them out, cut out and glue down, then add the stickers, twine, whatever!

Clear_Scraps_Memory-Dex_Home Sweet Home Address File Birthdays side 2(1)The back of this one is super simple--I let that amazing mosaic tile stencil do the talking!

And last, but not least (of course!) is a Family section!

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The little addition of family quotes makes a perfect way to finish the card off.

Clear_Scraps_Memory-Dex_Home Sweet Home Address File Family side 2(1)And the back is the same--keeping it flat to make it easy to maneuver, but still adding a little touch of stickers and enamel dots.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Make sure to come back soon to see the complete project!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Memory-Dex Houses Chip Dividers, 5"x9" Geo Burst Mixer Stencil.

Other:  Acrylic paint--gray, white, twine, enamel dots, Simple Stories The Simple Life papers and stickers, foam tape, glue.

Spring Embossed Memory-Dex Dividers

Hello crafty friends! Jennifer here on the blog to share some fun, bright spring Memory-Dex Divider Cards with you!  It's finally spring here in Central Illinois and that definitely put me in the mood to do something spring themed. Plus, tomorrow is Easter!  


Using the Angle Chipboard Memory-Dex Dividers, I  painted each of them with white acrylic paint.  And I wanted to do a different technique on each of them using embossing ink + powder!  For Card #1, I  used a floral cluster stamp and embossing ink and stamped directly onto my chipboard. 



Next, I  sprinkled pink glitter embossing powder onto my chipboard and then set with my heat tool.  I love how it turned out!  


I then added patterned paper coordinating stickers, as well as two cute buttons to sit in the middle of my "flowers".  


For Card #2, I left a portion of the chipboard blank since I  knew I  would be covering it later with patterned paper.  Using the same technique, but a larger floral stamp I  repeated my stamping onto the painted portions of the card. 


Taking my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I added a strip of patterned paper to the center of my Memory-Dex Divider. 

I then popped up a die cut sentiment with foam tape and added a sticker as well as a mini wood clothes pin. 



For my last card, Card #3, I  got out my 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil and secured it to the painted portion of my chipboard. Using a dauber, I applied the embossing ink to the card.  I then sprinkled on my embossing powder and set with my heat tool.  


Using the stencil gave me a fun plaid background on the bottom of my Memory-Dex card!  I added patterned paper to the top portion as well as stickers and a sentiment (which I popped up with foam tape). 


Thank you for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Memory-Dex DIY Boxes + Dividers by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; embossing ink, embossing powder: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon,; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; mini wood clothes pins: The Paper Studio; stamps: Stampendous, Hip Hip Hooray

Easter Basket Chipboard Layout

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created for Easter (which is right around the corner!).  I  wanted to document this cute photo of my niece and nephew with their eggs from last year and thought using some Clear Scraps goodies would be perfect!  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used so you can recreate if you would like! 


To prepare my background, I  used the 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil and Crackle Paint across the areas where I  wanted to place my photo.  I  did not worry about perfect placement or filling in every space.  After I  was finished, I  set my page aside to dry. 


Taking the Easter Chipboard Script Word Title and Basket Chipboard Embellishment Shape, I  painted both with white acrylic paint and allowed to dry. 


Next, I  got out my Distress Oxide Inks and blending brushes to color my pieces.  For my basket, I used a nice blue Salvaged Patina (leaving the handle untouched).


For the Easter Chipboard Script Word Title, I used a nice soft pink color (Saltwater Taffy) for the chipboard.  


I adhered both pieces using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive;  here I  placed my title next to a journaling spot where I  stamped the date as well as added some small embellishments. 


I added some coordinating stickers to my basket as well as a cute ribbon for accent. 


Here is an up close shot of the dried Crackle Paste with the Plaids Mixer Stencil. 


Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; cardstock: Creative Memories, American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; paint: Deco Art; Distress Oxide Inks, pigment ink, Crackle Paste: Ranger; date stamp: Wild Whisper; stamps: Citrus Twist, Elles Studio; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics;  spray ink: October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; cut file: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome: misc: ribbon, thread

Spring Tabby Mixable Album

Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a mini album I created using the Tabby Mixable Album!  Being March, I  am definitely in the mood for warmer weather here in Central Illinois!  The Tabby Mixable Album is perfect for your favorite spring photos measuring 5.75 x 7 inches with 5 cascading pages alternating in acrylic and chipboard.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I used on my project! 


For my front cover, I  colored the acrylic using three coordinating alcohol inks starting with light pink at the top! I  then blended in a nice green followed by turquoise.  It doesn't have to be perfect and its always fun to mix up the colors! 


For my chipboard pages, I  painted the outside edges with black acrylic paint knowing I would be covering them with patterned paper. 


Here is the inside of my front cover where I  created a pocket with my sewing machine and patterned paper.  I then added tags and ephemera to add journaling at a later time. 

I  cut my background pieces to fit the chipboard just before the tabs so that they would show when my book is closed.  I  then added a spot for a 4x4 photo with white cardstock followed by adding ephemera and accents. 



For my next acrylic page, I  only added the turquoise alcohol ink to a small portion of the acrylic as shown. 


I  wanted to add some dimension to my acrylic so I  got out my favorite crackle paste and the 5x9 Circle Dot Patterns Mixer Stencil. I  used a spatula to apply my paste across the top and bottom of my page.  I  then set it aside to allow my paste to dry. 


Using the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, I  painted each of them black. I  ended up only using one in my book and decided to save the other for a later project.  


And here is the end result!  I  love how this page turned out!  


Here is a close up of the Crackle Paste with the Mixer Stencil! Love!  



Here is a photo of the backside of the previous page. I  love that you can get the effects of the alcohol ink and crackle on both sides. 



For the back cover, I added the pink pearlized alcohol ink.  I  then used White Cap Mixative and dropped randomly onto the pink for some contrast. I  then assembled my book with chrome book rings and added some seam binding for accent. 


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

Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker Shamrock--Lucky to Have You LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today with a LO that would be great for St. Patty's Day, or for any occasion that makes you feel "lucky".

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This LO starts with the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shamrock.  The paper for the background of the shamr
ock was a plain print, so I used the Clear Scraps 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil.

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Using a sponge applicator, I swirled a couple of green ink colors together to create this fun background pattern.  Before I was done, I added a border using this same stencil to continue this pattern in the LO.  It adds a nice extra touch to the plain background.

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Clear Scraps Mixer Stencils are so much fun to play with!  Use them with inks, paint, pastes, sprays!  Make sure to see all the stencil options available HERE.

To complete the shaker, I glued down the background, then added the frame layers to create the shaker (the top frame was painted with black acrylic paint). Before gluing the acrylic layer some of the Clear Scraps Glamour Sequins add a sparkly element.

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This is another item with so many options available in the Clear Scraps Store!  Find all the shaker filler HERE.

Clear Scraps makes LO titles easy too!  Their Chipboard Word Titles are easy to coordinate to your project using paint, stamps, inks, or any medium you'd like!

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This Lucky Chipboard Word Title was painted with black acrylic paint.  A few enamel dots were added around it to help highlight it.  A few extra touches of twine and ribbon finish this LO.  As with all the amazing embellishments you can find at Clear Scraps, the Chipboard Word Titles have a lot to offer to customize your LO's for any holiday or occasion!  Visit the HUGE selection available HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today! 


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Shamrock, 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil, Glamour Sequins, Lucky Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Black acrylic paint, scallop punch, black cardstock, Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes papers, twine, organza ribbon, enamel dots.

Lucky Shamrock Mini Shaker Layout

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a St. Patrick's Day themed layout I created!  I've been hanging on to this sweet photo of my son from kindergarten (he's a junior in high school now!) and wanted to scrap him with his rainbow hat and lucky t-shirt!  Sure miss those days!  


I got out my green acrylic paint to color the Lucky Chipboard Script Word Title. I then set it aside to allow it to dry.  



Using the same paint, I  added a coat to the top chipboard frame and the edges of the middle two chipboard frames of the Shamrock Mini Shaker Shape.  


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


Once I  had my fun sequins inside my shaker and acrylic overlay glued, I  clipped my pieces all together for a firm hold while everything dried.  


Taking my top Chipboard Frame, I  added embossing ink and  a fun green glitter embossing powder.  I wanted to give my shaker a little bling!  


Before assembling my page, I  used the 5x9 Circle Dots Patterns  Mixer Stencil with Crackle Paste in random area for some dimension. 



And here is my shaker all assembled and glued along with my Lucky Chipboard Script Word Title!  


Here is a close up of the Crackle Paint with the Mixer Stencil; I  added some hand punched circles as well to my page. I  did not have a lot of this collection left and wanted to incorporate as much color as I  could. 

I  cut out a journaling spot from a 3x4 card in the collection and tucked it into my strip of patterned paper.  



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

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock, journaling pen: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow,, Beacon; paint: DecoArt; crackle paste, embossing ink, embossing powder:  Ranger; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--St. Patrick's Day Card

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today, to share a little inspiration for the St. Patrick's holiday!Clear_Scraps_Mini Shaker_St. Patrick's Card(1)

This card would be a great "hi how are ya" card to send during the month of March or to say Happy St. Patty's!

It starts with painting the frame on the cute Mini Shaker Flag with black acrylic paint.  While that dries, it's time to start the rest of the card.  The base is made out of black cardstock, cut and folded to make a 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" A2 size card.  To make the layering piece, white cardstock was cut into a 5&1/4" by 4" mat.  Next up, was to create the background pattern using the Clear Scraps 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil.

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These stencils are fun and easy to use so you can customize your background on a card, scrapbook LO, or anything you'd like.  Here I used a mix of 3 different shades of green distress ink and blended them slightly as I went.   Super quick and easy using a sponge applicator!  The stencil was a wee bit smaller than my card front, you could just move it--or do like I did, and brush ink along the bottom and top edge of the stencil to fill it in.  You could also mask it, but I wanted to add the 1/8" strip of orange cardstock to mimic the flag colors.  This mat piece was then added to the card front.  If you'd like to see more of the 5x9 stencils, you can find all of the different options HERE in the Clear Scraps store.

The final step was to finish the flag.  I traced out the flag on green, white and orange cardstock, then trimmed it to fit the base of the shaker and glued each piece.

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I glued down the frame layers, added some sequins, then glued down the acrylic layer (remembering to take off the protective coating on each side!) and finally added the painted black frame.  A little bow and twine finish the card off perfectly!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Flag, 5x9 GEO Burst Stencil

Other:  Acrylic paint-black, Cardstock-green, white, orange, black, Distress Ink-Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles and Twisted Citron, ribbon, twine, sequins, glue.

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.

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. 

Clear Scraps--Mini Shaker--Love Notes Easel Card

Hi all!  Laura here with you today to share some inspiration for getting those special Valentine's cards done!

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Easel cards are always so much fun to make, and if you've never tried one, they are easier than you think!  And what could make an easel card even better?  Well a Clear Scraps Mini Shaker of course!  There are many that would work for a Valentine's card, but I chose the Mini Shaker Envelope to send a little "Love Note" card!  This one is super easy to work with too!  Just pick your patterned paper for the back part of the shaker, and cut the rectangle to fit--no fussy cutting at all!  The front frame of the envelope was painted with black acrylic paint, and after it dried to add a little something extra, I used white ink and a script stamp. 

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After all was dry I glued the base layers together and added some of the Clear Scraps Sprinkles Heart Confetti Filler.  Then the acrylic layer and top frame were glued on.  And as a reminder--don't forget to peel that protective layer off of BOTH sides of the acrylic layer!

The card base is simple to create.  I made it a smidge smaller than an A2 size card (4&1/4"x5&1/2").  This card is 4"x5&1/4" when folded.  The base is black cardstock cut 5&1/4" by 8".

The 8" length is scored at 2" and again at 4".  Then folded and creased along those 2 score lines.  That will leave you with a piece that looks like this...

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Then you make a front that you will attach to the 2" fold on the front.  This piece you will attach is simply a 4"x5&1/4" piece of black cardstock with a I layered in a 3&3/4"x5" piece of red cardstock adhered to that.

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This is where the Mini Shaker Envelope will be attached.

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The last thing is to add a strip of paper and a little embellishment (I also added the striped paper that was made using the Clear Scraps 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil) to give the easel a place to hold when it's open.  A few embellishments on the envelope shaker are the finishing touches.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to make a few mini shaker easel cards of your own!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Envelope, Sprinkles Heart Confetti Filler, 5x9 Grunge Brick Stencil.

Other:  Cardstock--Black, Red, Acrylic Paint--Black, Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, Stampers Anonymous Script Stamp, 49& Market Spectrum Sherbet paper and ephemera, glue.


Stenciling with Torch Paste


Tami on the Clear Scraps Blog with a new project I'd like to show you.

If you check out crafting on any social media you have probably seen a new take on woodburning using torch paste.

I was intrigued by this process since - as you know - Clear Scraps has a LOT of different types of wood products!

I was especially interested in using the paste with a stencil as Clear Scraps carries LOTS of those too!

My youngest son got my a jar of the paste for Christmas as well as an industrial strength heat gun - which I hadn't really thought I needed. I found out quickly that I DID indeed need it as my regular embossing gun did not produce enough heat to "burn" the paste after 7-8 minutes. I'm not sure if with enough patience it would not have worked though.

It was fun experimenting with this new product and it was also very easy to do. The paste worked very well through the stencil and I got clean and clear results.

Here are a few HINTS to make the process easier for you if you'd like to try it:

  • lightly sand the surface of the item you are using and use a cloth to remove any excess dust.
  • chose a HEAT PROOF surface to work on!
  • tape down the stencil to the surface of the wood.
  • use a small sponge to apply the paste THINLY. I first tried using a palette knife, but this gave me a raised application of the torch paste that burned on top of the wood instead of into it. remove stencil after a few minutes.
  • allow the paste to dry completely before heating.
  • the heating process takes time, move the heat gun around the stenciled area, keeping it several inches above the surface. It is important to keep the gun moving and not hold it too close to the wood.
  • once you see the paste start to turn colors, continue to heat to desired color. You can stop at a light brown or keep heating for a darker brown or black. Be careful not to overheat which could result in you scorching the rest of the wood surface.
  • let the wood cool before handling and treat the heat gun as you would a HOT pan!

OBSERVE all the precautions you would take with fire or heat

I used the Small Shiplap Circle and Bouquet of Daisies 6 X 6 stencil on this embellishment for a basket.

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I applied a clear matte coat to protect the wood, but you could also stain it.


Clear Scraps: Small Shiplap Circle and Bouquet of Daisies 6 X 6 stencil

Other: Torch Paste, 1800 watt Heat Gun and DecoArt Clear Matte Sealer