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January 2018

January Snowflake Shaker Tag

Wow Last day of January already.. Time is flying by faster it seems..

Today I want to share with you my January Tag! You can get the tags here at ClearScraps !They are fast and fun to do.

Jan Tag

With all the Snow everyone been getting I will share with you my Snowflake Shaker tag. I painted the shaker in white then added some of the winter sequins inside along with some seed beads.

Jan Tag 2

I added a twine bow to the top and a cut out ribbon banner from a paper collection.

Jan Tag 3

Then I used some left over Flowers I had from another Project which you will see soon. Then added a bow to finish off my tag at the top.

By Angel Lebouef

Coffee cards

Hi, Connie here with a couple of coffee cards using the Cup Overflow Border stencil by Clear Scraps.   The 6" Holly stencil was used also but could easily be switched out for a Spring time leaf.

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To create the background for the cards, S.E.I. Tumble Dye was sprayed on watercolor paper.  Any spray paint, mist product will work to make a space for the coffee cup to be stenciled in the middle using modeling paste.  
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Tape the stencil down so you get a clean image when scrapping the modeling paste over the stencil.  I use a pallet knife but an old credit card works well too.
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At the corner of the cup use the 6" Holly or the 6" Twig Leaves to place a leaf and then use buttons to create a little flower embellishment.   Stamp sentiment out and add twine.  
The sentiment tag was created to resemble a hand stitched tag
(like what is in the back of a shirt).
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So easy to change up the color combos and have bright colorful cards.   
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The completed cards were splattered with black acrylic paint, using a tooth brush.  So easy to direct the splatter!!!
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Products used:
Clear Scraps: 6" Holly
Watercolor paper, twine, buttons, Tumble Dye (for background), modeling paste, stamps and ink.
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Whiskey Barrel Chalkboard Oh My!

Hey there everyone, it's Pink today and check out this cool Whiskey Barrel DIY Pallet Shape I turned into a chalkboard for CHA this year!

Clear Scraps Whisky Barrel Chalkboard - 1 copy

I had so much fun experimenting on these Pallet Shapes, brand new from Clear Scraps, they are easy to assemble and yes, REAL wood!

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For this whiskey barrel I took some acrylic paint mixed with water to "Stain" the wood and bring out the woodgrain. It worked really well. Now for the chalkboard area, I used Chalk Paint but i highly recommend you paint 3/4 coats because wood is porous naturally and it will absorb a bit. But once you get it painted, you are good to go! Also did you notice the Chipboard Heart Shape? That is the Flourish Heart Chipboard Embellishments, love those embellishments for many many projects!


Happy Monday friends!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer


Chipboard "tools" set tag by Clear Scraps

Hi, Connie here with a tag showcasing some of the newly released chipboard embellishments from Clear Scraps.  This tag shows one of the new tools set.   It comes with a hammer and hand saw.  They are easy to add color to.  So many options~ 

Tool tag

The hand saw is stamped with pigment ink and embossed with clear coat embosing powder.  I did each end seperately, the handle and then the blade part.  The bottom tools are from stamps and are added to support the sentiment on the tag.   Clear Scraps have tons of chipboard shapes that work well on cards, craft projects and scrapbook pages.   I am loving the sea shells and the stars.


Here is a look at all the new scripted words and embellishment chipboard releases!! Check them out!!!!

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: chipboard tag

Clear Scraps: tool set chipboard


Pattern paper, stamps, ink, embossing powder, embellsihments

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Snow Wonderful Acrylic Plaque by Pinky

Hey there everyone, it's Pink today with another fun project using Clear Scraps. 

Now you might be sick of the snow but here in Tennessee, well we don't get snow that often, so we still love it. I decided to make a wall hanging using the "3X12" WONDERFUL" stencil with some acrylic paint on the front.

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I also used the Nordic Snowflake Border on the front with Gel Paste and Glitter, then on the back I dabbed on two colors of blue paint. 
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I added the foil SNOW and punched 2 holes with my Crop A Dile to make a hanger and placed it on my boys door. They thought it was a fun project. 

Of course the BASE was a Clear Scraps Scalloped Corners Plaque! Perfect for the 3X12 Stencils. 

Customize your home with one of our many home decor goodies!

Happy Crafting friends, 

Pink Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

House DIY Pallet Shape

Hello! Jennifer on the blog  with one of the new Wood Pallet Shapes!  Are you loving the new releases from Clear Scraps? I'm always amazed on what Susan designs!  I'm sharing the House DIY Pallet Shape today! The DIY Shapes are so easy to assemble and you can use paint or stain on the wood to color! I    chose a brown acrylic paint as my background. The wood is such great quality that the grain shows right through!


As a part of my title,  I  used the new Home Chipboard Word Title which I  colored with glitter embossing powder!  I    thought it went perfect with the House DIY Pallet Shape as well as the saying I   used (I'm a big Wizard of Oz fan)!  


I  used my Silhouette to cut the rest of my title using card stock and a fun font!  I    found the best way to adhere my letters was using Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive! 


I  cut sections of  paper and fit them in a grid like pattern across the slats of the House. Before affixing them to the wood, I    used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges to give it some dimension.


I    used a fun wreath cut file around my photo as well as added in small accents such as this stamped circle and decorative brads! 


Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the selection of DIY Pallet Shapes by visiting the Clear Scraps shop! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper:  Pebbles, Simple Stories; card stock: Bazzill; brads, house die cut: Simple Stories; stamp: Maya Road; journaling pen: American Crafts; embossing powder: Recollections; embossing ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; misc: sewing machine, thread, Cameo Silhouette, acrylic paint.




NEW Grandkids birch wood frame

This has been an amazing month filled with beautiful new 2018 releases! Today I am sharing this 1/8" birch wood Grandkids frame.


I started off by painting it with Waverly wax in Antique. Check out this wood grain.


I then used the new 6" diamond heart stencil, it fits perfectly within the heart on the frame.


I then dry brushed chalk paint to distress the frame a bit.


I adhered the frames to pattern paper and cut them out using my kraft knife.


Flip them over and adhered your 4x6 photos.

Here's a close up of the heart. Grandkids make life grand. <3

A couple of close-ups.


Check out all our new XL Wood Frames!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

2018 Chipboard Word Title Layout

Hell0 friends...its Jennifer back with another layout using one of the new release Chipboard Word Titles! A new year means a clean slate for me and I  always try to make a fresh set of goals!  I  used the 2018 Chipboard Word Title for my page and I'm going to show you my technique! 


I  wanted to add some sparkle to my title so I  used two complimenting colors of glitter embossing powder! 


I    applied white acrylic paint to cover my chipboard allowing each coat to dry between applications.  


I   then added the glitter blue embossing powder first and set with my heat gun.  I  then went back with my embossing ink and added a light coat of the glitter pink embossing powder. 


Here are additional photos of my layout....I  layered chipboard and die cut frames from the collection I   used.  I    then added in chipboard and die cut embellishments to accent. 




Thanks for stopping by today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the new releases!  You can also see more inspiration from the design team on the blog!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, wood hearts, die cuts, flair: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; card stock: Bazzill; enamel dots: Crate Paper, Simple Stories; embossing powder: Recollections; embossing ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; spray ink: Heidi Swapp;  misc:  typewriter, sewing machine, thread. 

This is Us, Heart Pallet

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you one of the fabulous new products being debuted this weekend at Creativation in Phoenix.  For those of you who don't know, Creativation is the Craft and Hobby Trade show.  It is where all your local shops go to see the latest and greatest products that your favorite craft manufacturers are producing.  And this year Clear Scraps has blown it out of the water with so many new and unique items.  

One of my favorites has to be the new wood pallet shapes.  Especially this heart.

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Now, these start out as a blank pallet that you need to assemble.  

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But, unlike some others, these are made from actual wood.  Which means, as you can see here, they can take a lot of embellishment.  

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I also added one of the new chipboard words, This is Us.

These are so fun to create with, I just know you are going to love them like I do.   




House Pallet Decor by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with one of the new Pallett designs by Clear Scraps.  I got to create with the House Pallett and loved how easy it was to put together and decorate.  It is a blank canvas and you get to design your creation. 



Lay out the wood boards to create the house.   Glue the pointed board, on the back of the house (matching up to the pointed roof) .  Let dry.

Decide on paint color and paint the front of the house pallett.

Free hand or use a stencil for the Ivy, that is along the side and on the top corner.


Paint the chipboard piece " Life is Good"  and glue it next to Ivy cluster. Speckle the cluster area with black and white acrylic paint.  Attach clip to center of pallett (that will hold the photo) and let it dry.   Add die cuts and/or stickers to border and showcase the photo.  Because a clip is being glued in the midddle, photos can be changed out as desired making updating photos a breeze!!!


To add a hanger to the piece ~ run jute or twine in between the wood and the back board.  Tie off.

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: Home Decor/ House Pallett

Clear Scraps: Chipboard word / Life is Good


acrylic paint

clip (to hold photo)


die cuts and stickers


Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Picket Fence DIY Chalkboard by Pinky

Welcome to the New Release fun again Clear Scraps friends! It's Pinky again with another fun NEW Release! This one is a Picket Fence DIY Pallet Shape, and I turned it into a CHALKBOARD! The blue fence areas are chalkboard. 

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Now I did have to use two coats of chalkboard paint because wood is porous, but it was so worth it!

 I used the 5X9 Butterflies Layering Stencil for the butterflies, and the 6" UNICORN Stencil for the flourishes, YES Unicorn! Her mane was perfect for this!

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Here it is with the HOME Erased, I love it. 

Do you love the Pallet Products so far?

Happy Crafting Friends: Pinky Hobbs


Awesome new wood frame!

By now you have seen so many wonderful new releases for 2018 from Clear Scraps! Amazing, right?! Today I am sharing a beautiful new wood Frame made of 1/8" birch wood. This is Us.


I painted the frame using chalk paint in two different tones. I also used the brand new 6" Bubbles stencil to add to the frame design.

I also painted and added the Life is Good chipboard wood title. I painted the stars on using the cool new 6" Unicorn stencil.



Check out all the new fabulous XL wood frames here.

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Hello Beautiful - Tag

Hey everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you my latest tag creation for Clear Scraps.  This one featuring one of the clear acrylic tags from the tag album.  

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I also used the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil to create the background.

I began by painting one side of the tag with a light pink acrylic paint.  Then I taped (with washi) the stencil to the front side of the tag and painted with a darker pink.

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From there it was simply a mater of embellishment.  And you know that is my favorite part.  lol  Flowers, journaling cards, post it notes and scraps of paper all created this look.

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Thanks for stopping by.


Wood Frame NEW Release by Pinky

Hello again Clear Scraps friends, it's Pinky today with another NEW RELEASE for CHA/Creativation!

These Wood Frames Make me so happy, have you seen all of them yet?

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This You & Me 1/8" Birch Wood Frame is so beautiful!

You'll love these frames, for this one I used a wood STAIN, which was fun, then I painted the edges in acrylic paint, and used patterned papers for the FRAME area. 

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I also used the NEW UNICORN yes UNICORN Stencil!!!!

Can you see? I used the mane and a gel medium! WOOHOO for Unicorn stencils!
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Have fun exploring the new products everyone!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps designer



LOVE Wood Frame by Pinky

Hello Clear Scraps friends and fans, it is Pinky today and I am so excited about the NEW Wood Products from Clear Scraps just in time for Creativation/CHA! Today I am sharing the BRAND NEW LOVE 1/8' Birch Wood Frame that I painted.

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You can see on the photos I actually covered the 1/8" Birch Wood with a patterned paper. I wanted to experiment with it.
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And for the XOXO I used the Clear Scraps 6" XOXO Stencil/Mascil painted then glittered, which I used the same technique on the heart with no stencil. 
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These Wood Frames are so versatile, you could do so much with them!
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Stop by and say hi to Clear Scraps in Arizona, and be sure to check out all the NEW Releases!!!

Clear Scraps NEW Releases LINK

Happy crafting friends. 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer