Winter-Snowflake 3D Frameable

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share one of the cute 3D Frameables with you! It's officially winter here in the Central US and that means creating fun memories!  I have a favorite photo of my son and husband making a snowman that fits perfectly with the Winter-Snowflake Word N Shape and Square Frame with Base


I began by using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere patterned paper to my Square Frame.  I trimmed away excess paper using scissors and my x-acto knife.  I then used my sanding tool to smooth the edges between the paper and wood. 


I also used Beacon to affix patterned paper to the smaller oval of the base and again using my sanding tool and x-acto knife.  I added white acrylic paint around my edges to give it a snowy look. 


I used the same white acrylic paint to color the large oval of my base.


Once my paint was dry, I secured the 6 Inch Ice Crystal Snowflakes Mascil to the top with washi tape. I blended Distress Oxide Ink in Speckled Egg to the surface. 


Here is the end result of the oxide ink + Mascil! 


I then adhered the ovals together using my Beacon Adhesive. It's helpful to use clips to secure the two pieces together as the glue dries. 


I again used my Beacon to adhere the Square Frame to the base as shown.  The small lip of wood showing is what will be inserted into the base. 


For the Winter-Snowflake Word N Shape, I painted both pieces with white acrylic paint. 


On the Winter word, I again used the 6 Inch Ice Crystal Snowflakes Mascil with two shades of blue Distress Oxide. 


Here is a close up of the Winter. I added iridescent baubles and a sentiment sticker to accent. 


For the Snowflake, I added embellishments from the collection I used followed by coloring the edges with Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans. 


Here is a close up of the frame; I affixed smaller embellishments to allow the photo the be the focus.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard stickers, decorative bow clip: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt; Distress Ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; iridescent baubles: Taylored Expressions; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Snow Slimline Wood Mini Album


Tami here on the Clear Scraps blog with you today.

Do you get snow where you live? Here in Texas - especially here in South Texas - snow is a rarity. Last year was certainly an anomaly! We not only got snow, we KEPT getting snow and the snow stayed around for days! i have lived here my whole life and although I remember a few other snows, this one was something else!

I wanted to make a special mini album to document this event, so I selected Clear Scraps' Slimline Wood Tab Mini Album as my base...


I started by using color washes made from acrylic paint mixed with water to paint all the pages. I used a mix of blues and created ombre patterns on each.

For the front cover, I used a silver stencil paste and Clear Scraps' 6" Nordic Snowflakes to add a raised shimmery design at the top of the album cover. Once it was dry, I added some printed paper and my title using letters in chipboard and stickers.


I used white pigment ink to stencil snowflakes on all the pages as well...


Once all my pages were ready, it was time to decide what photos to use and what I wanted to journal. Here are pics of all the pages of my album..

Clear Scraps' Slimline albums come in chipboard, acrylic and wood. There are also several styles of each type. The large, tall size is great for vacations, holidays, birthdays, etc.

Clear Scraps: 

Slimline Wood Tab Mini Album

6" Nordic Snowflakes

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Silver Stencil Butter, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clear Snap: White Pigment Paint and ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Acrylic Paint, Printed Paper, White Cardstock, Sticker Letters, Chipboard Letters, Notebook Paper and Book Rings


Happy New Year Wine Bottle Tag

Welcome back, everyone!  I'm Maureen and I'm sharing a project that will get you ready for any of those end of the year New Years parties!  It's fun to have a hostess gift if you plan on attending any events this season, and this idea assembles in just minutes.  I always need a hostess idea - and a great bottle of wine or champagne, decorated up with a handmade tag is such a welcome gift!


I've chosen the Mini Wine Glass Chipboard Shaker as the focal point for this tag.  It's such a fun embellishment and would look great on a tag, gift bag or card!  

My first step was to cut out a shimmery black card stock tag at a 4" by 11" size, then cut out a 2.5" circle at the top with a die cut.  I've created a scored fold line underneath the circle to give the tag a better way to lay flat.


From here, I'm using the 6" Bubbles Stencil on the tag, and a white ink and sponge.  Take the sponge and dab through the stencil in spots you want to have bubbles show through.  

Next, I've prepared the wine glass shaker by tracing the shape on both a sparkly black paper as well as a polka dot paper for the inside of the shaker.  Once I cut these out, I've glued them to the top layer and the inside of the shape.


I decided to go back over the edges of the shape with a black marker so the chipboard edges would match the rest of the tag.  I also added some Wedding Sequins in the middle of my shape along with some number pieces I had from a previous project.  Then, I glued the acrylic piece down and the top layer over it.

To give the festive look of a countdown, I've cut numbers from a die cut set and placed them in cascading order down the side of the tag.  These are cut with a silver sparkle card stock.


I added the "cheers" phrase to the front of the wine glass as well, and it really pulls all the other colors together!

At the bottom of the tag, I've attached the Mini Wine Glass shaker with a tacky glue.  The specific card stock I chose is of a heavier weight and handles the chipboard element beautifully.

Clear_Scraps_Wine_Shaker_New_Years7You can add a bit more bling by adding some sparkle glue accents to the edges of the bubbles and letters on the tag.  Now all you need is a bottle of wine or sparkling cider to hang it on!  Your hosts will enjoy a special handmade gift from you.  I invite you to check out the selection of shakers available on the Clear Scraps site for last minute gifts like this!


I hope you enjoy the upcoming end of year festivities and I'm wishing you all an amazing 2022.  See you next year!


Christmas Elf Chipboard Album

Cheers to December, Clear Scraps friends!  It's Maureen here with you today, sharing a fun way to document all those Christmas photos.  I have so many pictures of my kids over the years to document.  Because of this, I needed some place to display them.  And, with all the creative ideas people share about an Elf on a Shelf, I thought this project would be a perfect item to share with YOU this season!


I've chosen the 8x8" Chipboard Tabbed Album for this project.  This is a perfect size for specific themes, like documenting parties, baking and decorating, or even special shows or pageants over the years.  I knew right away I wanted it to look like an elf's body dressed up in these various events, so I set out to make elf costume ideas, including the traditional one for the front of the book.


This cover page uses green card stock, along with accents in black and gold glitter paper.  The added element of fun is a red felt collar complete with sleigh bells sewn on the corners.  I used a tacky glue to secure the elements.


Take a look at this first page of the album!  I'm using the 6" Christmas Sweater Masking Stencil as a backdrop, to make it look like a holiday sweater.  Isn't this fun??  This is a perfect page to document those ugly sweater holiday parties.  Embellishments and a title complete the look.


I've gone over the sweater stencil with several different colors of inks and a sponge.  The key is to make sure you use an extra piece of paper to cover the areas you don't want shaded, and pick a row you want to start with.  I did red and green, and lined up the pattern each time I changed shades.


The second page of this album is a great idea for those who spend time baking with their family or friends.  This page is reminiscent of a cute Christmas apron! 


I'm using a red polka dot pattern and white card stock, and have created a lace trim from a border punch.  I've used some favorite baking dies in my stash to add to the fun.  And, no apron is complete without a cute ribbon and pocket to finish the look!


Next we have a dressed up elf page - great for documenting a visit to the Nutcracker, or a special church service.  This page incorporates a doily for a collar and other fun embellishments.

We can't forget all those pictures with families in Christmas PJs!  I think this was one of our biggest traditions as my kids were growing up! How cute is it that the elf is holding the picture??


I've done the arms with pop dots for dimension, using a simple rectangle shape for the arms.  I made it easy by securing these first, then trimming the edges.


The 8x8 Chipboard Tabbed Album is held together with album rings that you can get at Clear Scraps as well.  I'm excited to display this book on my coffee table this Christmas season.  There are a variety of albums and ways to embellish them on the Clear Scraps site - I hope you take a moment to check it out.  Thanks for enjoying the season with me - until next time!


Additional supplies:  card stock, Distress inks, glue and runner tape, pop dots, buttons, ribbon, border punch and assorted die cuts, sleigh bells, felt.

Be Merry Christmas Jumbo Wood Tag

Hi Ya,

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

Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Maybe because I collect vintage Christmas items year round and I finally get to display them!

But I also enjoy crafting for the holidays. To create decor pieces that blend with my true vintage items. 

I love using book papers or sheet music as a base for projects, but sometimes don't want to use my originals. For this project, I used copies of some vintage music I had to cover the Scalloped Jumbo Wood Tag...


Here's how I made the tag...

I started by making color copies of some vintage Christmas music I had. (I'm telling my age, but that book was MINE when I was a child taking piano lessons!) Then I tore strips from the papers and adhered them to the tag. The excess paper was trimmed, then I used the Sanding Stick to finish removing the paper from the edges...

To age and mute the music a bit, I first sanded it with a sanding block, then painted it with some diluted white paint. The edges were also distressed with chalk ink...

Clear Scraps has some FABULOUS stencils! The Be Merry stencil measures 6 X 16 and fit nicely on the tag. I chose a limey bright green pigment ink for the "Merry" and stenciled it down the center of the tag. I also embossed the ink for added texture and shine...

I painted the ornament from the Wood Holiday Shape Collection red, then used a dark Charcoal Pigment Ink to stencil "be" at the center. I used a stiff detail brush (a beauty swab works) to fill in the spaces in the letters with ink. (I did the same thing on the "e" in "Merry". I also embossed the word...

I painted the Holly Chipboard, adding some lighter green accents on the leaves...

I used a white pen to outline the letters on the ornament and to add accents to the holly. I also outlined the letters on the tag with a black pen to help them pop a bit more...

To finish, I adhered the ornament to the side of the tag, adding a small bow from silver cording to it. I made a large bow from silver wired ribbon and attached it to the hole at the top of the tag, leaving a loop for hanging. Then I adhered the holly to the center of the bow...

Thanks for stopping by today. Please come back soon to see what other holiday crafting ideas the designers have for you!


Clear Scraps: Scalloped Jumbo Wood Tag, Sanding Stick, Wood Holiday Shape Collection and Be Merry Stencil 

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clearsnap: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Thunder and Grass Pigment Inks, Hampton Art: Embossing Powder, Sakura: White Gel Pen, Black Pen, Red, Green White and Lime Paint, Black Pen, Vintage Music Copies, Vintage Silver Cord, Silver Wired Ribbon and Sanding Block

Sparkle Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello friends and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a fun, easy home decor project I created using the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape!  If you like to create your own Christmas decor or give personalized gifts, the DIY Pallets are the perfect size. 


I began by painting the top two slats of my pallet with chalk paint in red.  You do not have to use chalk paint but it does go on nicely and dries fast. 


I then used black chalk paint to color the top of the pallet as shown.  I tried to follow the curve of the Bulb as best as possible but you can also use a round object in your stash as a guide. 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned papers to the bottom slat of the pallet. I cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and healing mat.  I then used a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges.  I did add a thin coat of red chalk paint to the outside edge. 


To decorate the front of my pallet, I used the 4x6 Sparkle Stencil with Staz On Black Ink and Glitter Gel.


Last, I punched a hole in the top left of my pallet and strung jute through to hang.  I attached buffalo plaid ribbon and a bell to accent. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all of the Clear Scraps DIY Pallet Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers:  Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; ink: Tsuneiko; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, ribbon, jute, bell, x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Featured Designer Hazel Estibeiro: Sunflower Wood Card Mini Album

 Hello its Hazel to share another project with you! Here I have used the Hearts Wood Card and 6 Inch Sunflower Mascil stencil from Clear Scraps.


I have used Orange chalk paint to colour the bases and let it dry.
 Here I have used Gesso and the sunflower stencil to enhance the front and back of the base.
 I used spray colour over the gesso to enhance the sunflower.
 I have used scrapbook papers from my stash and stuck them using Tacky Glue on the inner base of the album
I have also used flower embellishments  to form pockets to hold a photo,tag or note holders as shown in the picture.
 On the top cover of the album below  the round embellishment I have used the heart shape wood covered with pink scrap paper and then stuck the emblishments over it. I have also used ribbon to tie the birch wood base together to form a mini album.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!




Products used are:


1.  CSWDChearts wood card 3×5 hearts.

2.  CSSMsnflowers :Sunflower 6×6 stencil.

3.  Lindy’s bling_y_blonde


   4. iCraft chalk paint and

   5. scrapbook papers from                       

        my craft stash.

Happy Crafting ðŸ’•



Fall Decor with Pumpkin Stencil


Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps Blog today with another Fall project to share with you.

Is your house all decked out in fall colors? Are you hosting Thanksgiving Dinner? Do you need a table decoration? Or if you are attending rather than hosting Thanksgiving, do you need a gift for your hosts?

This decor piece is quick and easy thanks to Clear Scraps 6" Pumpkin Stencil...


I used the Deco Wood Shape as a base and added the Blessed Chipboard Word Title to accent the piece.

Let me show you how I made it step by step...

First I used diluted brown paint to stain the wood base, then after it dried, I used a sanding block to distress it...

Next I mixed a little orange paint into some modeling paste. Then I taped the pumpkin stencil to the wood and used a pallet knife to apply the modeling paste to the pumpkin portion of the stencil. HINT: also tape off any areas close to the pumpkin that you don't want orange. Modeling paste was tinted brown and green to do the stem and vine...

Once all the modeling paste has been applied, lift the stencil and let the paste dry. After it is dry, fill in the pumpkin using a lighter shade of orange...


Paint the Blessed Chipboard Word using Green Paint, then adhere to the base...

A ribbon bow was added to the upper left corner to finish of the piece.


Clear Scraps: 6" Pumpkin Stencil, Deco Wood Shape and Blessed Chipboard Word Title

Other: DecoArt: Modeling Paste, Pumpkin Spice and Avocado Green Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Brown Paint, Masking Tape and Ribbon

Clear Scraps Stencils--Happy BeeDay Acrylic Card

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a quick and easy acrylic card!

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This card is a quick and easy card but a lot of fun to play with the layers to create

whatever look you'd like!  The cover of the card is a piece of on of the Clear Scraps

Acrylic Sheets.  It's cut to the usual 4&1/4" by 5&1/2" A2 size card.  To make the back

you cut a piece of cardstock or paper (I used a honeycomb patterned paper to stick

with the theme of the card) that is just a half inch wider (4&1/2") so you can create a

little flap to wrap around the front of the card and attach the acrylic front piece to.

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This picture shows the clear front panel a little more clearly.  I wanted to keep with

 the bee theme, so I used the Clear Scraps 6" Spiro Flower stencil.  It has a honeycomb

 look to it.  I used alcohol inks dabbed on over the stencil to create the image on the acrylic.

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Then to give it more of a mixed media look, I went back in along all the edges of the

acrylic card front and around the edges of the stenciled image and dabbed on more ink.

It created a fun look that goes well with the honeycomb paper that peeks through from

behind the acrylic layer.  Then I just added a strip of the honeycomb paper to the front

of the card, and a few stickers, then finished it off with a twine bow.  Cute, sweet and

my favorite part, super simple! 


Don't be afraid to play with the acrylic sheets!  They are so much fun to use paints,

stencils, inks, stencil pastes, markers, stamping (with staz on ink or similar) and

make for interesting cards, LO's or even home decor projects!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Sheets, 6" Spiro Flower Stencil

Other:  PhotoPlay Tulla & Norbert's Sweet as Honey, alcohol inks,

foam tape, twine, walnut stain distress ink.

Those were the good ol' days!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a retro home decor piece featuring the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape decorated with paint, the 12" Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil and markers, along with a Mini Shaker Retro TV with Sprinkles Groovy Flowers and Sprinkles Lime Confetti as the shaker filler! Oh, and the retro thrift shop word stickers! This project was so stinkin' fun and brought back so many good memories! I know I'm telling my age but I distinctly remember the groovy green and orange color palette so many people had in their homes (and clothing) in the 70s! Yep, those were the good ol' days!


I started by painting the front and back of the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape a super pale green by mixing Adirondack White with a tiny bit of Spanish Moss chalk paint. When that was dry, I laid the 12" Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil on the pallet and pounced Spanish Moss chalk paint all over it with a dauber. The paint ended up sparse and spotty in some areas and thicker in other areas but I left it that way to add to the retro/vintage feel. Once dry, I outlined all the stenciled areas with a dark green alcohol marker for contrast and interest.


Next, I painted the front chip form of the Mini Shaker Retro TV with Liquitex Yellow Oxide mixed with Cadmium Orange acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I ran a black alcohol marker around the outside edges and the TV screen cut-out and set it aside. I also ran the black marker around the outside edges of the rest of the chip forms so they'd all be uniform. I adhered a piece of orange patterned paper to the inside of the chip back and then adhered the next two chip forms to it. I added the shaker filler consisting of green and orange pieces of Sprinkles Groovy Flowers and Sprinkles Lime Confetti, added the acrylic divider, and then adhered the painted front chip form to close it up. I cut a rabbit ears antenna from metallic silver foil cardstock and adhered it to the TV. I adhered the TV to the bottom front of the pallet and added retro thrift shop word stickers to complete the piece.


Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape
12" Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil
Mini Shaker Retro TV
Sprinkles Groovy Flowers
Sprinkles Lime Confetti

Other products used: Patterned paper, metallic silver cardstock, alcohol markers, chalk paint, acrylic paint, glue, collage medium, word stickers

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Featured Designer Sandy Diller: Love Desktop Wood Frame

Hello friends, it's Sandy Diller here with you today and I have a fun & festive little project.  I used the Love Desktop Frame along with a 4" X 6" Quarterfoil stencil. 

The first thing I did was cover the back of my paper with double sided adhesive so it could be added to the Love Frame and also to the oval bases. 

After removing the tape liner The LOVE Frame was placed face down on the sticky side. (I used double sided paper so you are seeing the back side above) 
The excess paper was cut away.
After cutting away the paper it looked a bit sloppy so I smoothed down all the edges with an emery board to make it smooth and define the edges.

Everything was edged, in this case I used blue to match the paper color.  The small section of the base was stenciled with red and the extra heart was also colored red using the same ink and a blending brush.
After stenciling the small section of the base - it was ready for some feet.

I had some wooden beads in my stash so I painted them with a reinker to use them as feet - then attached them using hot glue.

A fun little greeting "hello" was added using a die from my collection. 
 I used fun foam to make it pop up.
For a fun finishing touch I added this cute little gnome that was hanging around on my desk.

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Holidays,




Maple Leaf Shaker Card

Hello hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a fall greeting card featuring the Mini Shaker Maple Leaf and 6" Fall Leaves Stencil. It's just so beautiful to see the leaves changing colors in the autumn season!


▼ I chose the cardstock with size 5" x 6.5". I started by adding the 6" Leaves stencil on top of the card, securing it with low-tack tape, and then adding the Oxide Distress inks (scattered straw & ripe persimmon) on the card with the round blending tool.


▼ Here is the finished look after adding the inks to the background.


▼ Next, I added a piece of orange patterned paper and a piece of red lace ribbon to enrich the background.


▼ For the maple leaf shaker, I started by tracing the shape on patterned paper, cutting it out, and adhering the cut-out piece on the chipboard back as the background. Next, I adhered two layers of chipboard forms to the back, placed the confetti, and glued the layer of the acrylic divider. Using the watermark ink, embossing powder, and heat gun, I gave the top chipboard form a coat of red embossing powder.


▼ Here is the finished look of the shaker. Absolutely love the shiny look and the maple red from the embossing powder!


▼ I also fussy cut out some elements from the autumn collection of P13 Paper Products to decorate around the card.


Last, I would like to share another card I created using the 6" Fall Leaves Stencil for the background.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Hope you enjoy the shaker card shared today. You may check HERE for all the shakers from Clear Scraps. Until next time... stay crafty!

Additional Products Used:
- Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (scattered straw, ripe persimmon); VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (red dragon)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue; Double Sided Adhesive
- Tool: Blending Tool

Happy Boo Day Card

Hello everyone!  October is well underway and I'm sure you're celebrating lots of Fall activities.  What sorts of celebrations do you have for birthdays that come around Halloween?  I know I have a couple friends who have birthdays right around, or on, Halloween.  They love celebrating both with parties each year - and this card is a great idea for them! 


I chose the Birthday Cake Chipboard Embellishment - the frosting looked like a spooky slime dripping to me, so I decided it would be a perfect option.  I started by painting the cake in black and green.  I tipped the candles with orange, and let the chipboard piece dry.  Once set, I chose a black polka dot paper and glued the cake to it, trimming the edges off.


My next step was to take a piece of white card stock and create a spooky backdrop.  I love working with the Clear Stamps stencils - they are great with the alcohol inks and wipe right off when you're done.  For this project, I decided to play with the 6" Calendar Masking Stencil.  I didn't need the lettering, but just laid the squares over my paper.  These stencils work really well with the liquid created from the sprays. 


First, I laid the stencil over my paper and then started spraying on a first color. I took an embossing tool and dried that layer, then turned the stencil diagonally and sprayed the paper with a second color.  After drying, I lightly sprayed my 3rd color over the entire page and let dry.  One tip - make sure you have a piece of plastic or protective covering underneath when you use these sprays, so you don't accidentally paint your craft area!


Now, my card choice is a green polka dot card stock with a black backdrop.  I've also cut out a black spider web in card stock also.  Glue these pieces together, then trim down the stenciled paper to fit in the middle.  I chose to adhere the cake to the corner and then found a clever stamped saying to glue on top.  The word "boo" is done in a green distress ink to look like the slime on the cake.


Finally, I've added a cute but spooky Frankenstein image to the lower corner, colored in with some markers.  I also added bling always need bling!  This is a bit of Stickles glue on the candles and highlights on the stamp.


Your Halloween birthday lovers will enjoy this unique card because it's made just for them.  Who wouldn't love getting this colorful project in the mail?


I hope you have some fun with this project - I know I did.  Give the chipboard embellishments and stencils a peek on the Clear Scraps site - they add so much fun to your paper projects.  Thanks for stopping by!


Additional supplies:  cardstock, Distress Oxide inks and stamp pads, markers, web die cut, stamps in various sayings, Halloween image stamp, Stickles glitter glue.



Clear Scraps Stencils--Cutest Lil' Monster LO

Hi all!  Laura here with you today, sharing a way to use some of the fun

Clear Scraps stencils to create a spooktacular Halloween LO!

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I love using stencils to take a plain sheet of paper and create an entirely new look with

just a little ink, pen or paint!  On the left side of the page, I used the Clear Scraps

6" bulb stencil.  This stencil is easy to use to create an entire border by layering it.

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I used black distress ink to stencil it directly to the paper, and just continued to line

it up to do the next section and filled the entire 12" paper.  Super simple!  After that,

I took another Clear Scraps stencil, the 4x6" Oct 31st stencil.  I started by stenciling

the "31" in the corner first.  That made it easier to line everything up to get the look I was

going for.  Then I stenciled in the "Oct" and the bats after. 

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I did also go back and use the stencil to trace around the "Oct" and the "31" with

a black ink pen to make that part of the stenciled images "pop" a little more.

It's so fun to create your own backgrounds using the Clear Scraps stencils!

If you haven't had a chance to peruse all of the options, make sure you take

a trip over to the Clear Scraps store and take a look!  There are stencils for all

different seasons, occasions, and honestly my favorite are the background stencils!

The 6" bulb stencil is in that category in the store.   You can find all of the stencils

HERE.  Looking specifically for background stencils?  You'll find those HERE

They are such a fun way to create your own backgrounds and themed papers and

best yet, you can arrange it to fit your pictures when you create it yourself!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  6" bulb stencil, 4x6 Oct 31st stencil

Other: Bella Blvd Monsters & Friends collection paper, stickers,

ephemera and enamel stars, Black Soot Distress Ink.

Bat Halloween Card

Hello Clear Scraps friends!

Maya here with you on the blog to share a fun Halloween card. I love the combo colors of Halloween with orange and purple! What is your favorite Halloween color?


▼ So on today's card I'm featuring the bats chipboard embellishment and the 6" widow web that I used. I chose the cardstock with size 5" x 6.5" and covered it with a 4.75" x 6.25" black paper. 


▼ Next, I trimmed a 4.5" x 6" white paper and started working with embossing and inking techniques. Adding embossed web to the background, I first pressed the watermark ink pad through the web stencil, removed the stencil, sprinkled clear embossing powder, and heated it with a heat gun.


▼ Time to add my favorite Halloween colors! As you can see here, I used three colors of distress oxide inks along with blending tools to blend orange, purple, and blue to the background.


▼ After the background is finished, I moved on to give the bats chipboard a coat of black embossing powder. Starting by tapping the bats chipboard to VersaMark ink pad, here shows what it looks like after sprinkling the black embossing powder. And again, the last step was to heat with a heat gun. 


▼ After embossing the bats, I adhered them to the card using tacky glue. I also added extra touches by drawing bow ties and writing down BOO using Pops of Color gloss white from Exclusives.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by! I had a great time creating this fun card. See you next time!

Additional Products Used:
- Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (ripe persimmon, wilted violet, blueprint sketch); VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (clear & black)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue; Double Sided Adhesive
- Tool: Blending Tool

Halloween Altered Printers Tray Frame

Hi Ya'll,

Are you ready for fall? Have all your Halloween decorations out?

There's always room for MORE Holiday decor right? And if you have kiddos, grand-kiddos, or furr-babies that costume-up for Halloween why not incorporate pics of them into a special project. 

Halloween was one of the holidays I enjoyed the most when my kids were little. I couldn't wait to take them to the fabric store to pick out a pattern for whatever they wanted to dress up as that year.

And of course, there HAD to be a photo shoot of them in their costumes before they went out trick-or-treating. Looking back through the photos from some of those years, I thought it would be fun to show them off in a Halloween project. 

I decided to use one of Clear Scraps Printers Tray Frames; they come in several different shapes and configurations. I chose the Square Printers Tray Frame which has 9 equal sections.


I selected the photos I wanted to use and printed them in sepia as that went well with the vintage look of the papers I wanted to use. 

I started by laying one of the grid chipboard pieces on the solid back and used a pencil to mark around each section. I prefer to adhere the pictures and papers directly to the back piece of the frame. 


Next I worked on planning the layout. I first laid out my photos, then began adding papers and embellishments. 


Once I decided on the design, I began adhering the photos, papers and embellishments to the frame base, using the penciled areas as guides. Check placement by laying a grid chipboard piece over the base.

I planned to add some of my embellishments over the grid, so I needed to cut away the grid insert from one of the frame pieces to use as the top layer.


To add color to the frame, I sprayed it with a black spray ink, and dabbed the excess with a paper towel. This step was done to one of the grid pieces as well as the piece I had removed the grid from. The pieces were set aside to dry.


I wanted to incorporate some pumpkins in the frame. I used the 3 X 12 Pumpkin Faces Border Stencil to trace pumpkins on printed paper. The eyes and mouths were filled in and the grooves in the pumpkin were darkened using a black pen. A white gel pen was used to add definition to the eyes and mouths.

I adhered 2 of the grid layers to the base; adding the inked one last.


I added the elements that were to be adhered across the grids. Then I removed the protective film from both sides of the acrylic sheet and adhered it to the frame.

The chipboard piece I had cut the grid out of was adhered last to finish the frame.


I hope this project has inspired you to do something special with pics of YOUR costumed characters!


Clear Scraps: Square Printers Tray Frame and 3 X 12 Pumpkin Faces Border Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers and Embellishments, Black Spray Ink, Orange Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen and Black Fine Tip Pen