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July 2018

Decorated Clipboard Tutorial

Hello, everyone! It's Nancy Nickel here today with a fun tutorial!

I had such great time decorating this acrylic clipboard!
I did it in such a way that I'll be able to remove what I did,
and decorate it all over again!

Here's the finished project:


Clear Scraps Items Used:

Clipboard Small Deco Landscape

Small Oval Scallop Frame

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  Download Clear Scraps - Decorated Clipboard

I hope you enjoy my project and are inspired to create one of your own! 

Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer

Journey Photo Tag by Pinky

Hey there everyone, it's Pinky today and I have a few fun project to share, but let's begin with this Photo Tag I created using a few Clear Scraps goodies!

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I used the Tag album and Tag Box set for the base, I chose the Chip Tag, then of course the Rectangle Deco Top Mirror Frame for the frame on the photograph, and to add more I used the 6" Imagine Stencil for the pink wax LOVE word on the bottom. 
Clear Scraps Love Journey Tag by Pinky Hobbs - 2

I am still in love with the Stencils, Mirrors, and all the Chipboard goodness that CS has to offer! Every project I create is so easy and I can find something to use on everything I create!

Happy weekend friends, 

Pinky Hobbs


Heart DIY Pallet Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share one of the fun Wood Pallet Shapes!  There are eight shapes to choose from including the Heart DIY Pallet Shape I used for my project!  Usually I  prefer to use chalk paint on the birch wood but the blue I    had originally used wasn't the right shade.  So, my second choice is using spray paint!  It's easy to do as well as covers a lot of surface in a small amount of time.  


I  also wanted to add some contrast to my background by using white chalk paint and the 6 Inch Shiplap Mascil. Using a foam applicator, I  lightly dabbed my paint onto the pallet not worrying about clean lines.  My goal was to have some areas appear lighter vs. the rest.  


You can secure your Mascil with washi or painters tape; if I'm going to move my Mascil around I  will just apply firm pressure with my fingers.  Here is a close up of the end result!


For my title, I  used the Cherish Chipboard Word Title which I  painted with white chalk paint. To add a little distress, I  applied Crackle Paint in Rock Candy Crystal once my paint was dry. 


I  layered chipboard frames from the collection I  used and embellished with smaller pieces of die cuts or chipboard.  Here, you can see one of the chipboard hearts from the Hearts Chipboard Embellishment set. I  used the same technique on the heart as the Cherish Chipboard Word Title. 


The next two photos show close ups of some of the frames and additional embellishments I  layered around my picture.  You can also see that I  used the Shiplap Mascil in the bottom left corner of my Heart.  This one did not turn out as well as the first ...the nice thing is that mistakes can usually be covered up by embellishments or paper! LOL



Thank you for stopping by! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see the new DIY Pallet Shapes!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, frames: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; spray paint: Krylon; chalk paint: Plaid; crackle paint: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon; misc: buttons

Ice Cream Shaker pocket card with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a shaker project using the Ice Cream Shaker by Clear Scraps.   An invitation for ice cream doesn't have to be fancy but it does need to be cute.  So I statred there~looking for cute!!!

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To create the pocket (that holds the ice cream shaker) a vintage library envelope was used.  Cover the envelope with pattern paper and decorate the front panel with stickers or die cuts.  Just remember we are looking for cute!

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The shaker was created using acrylic paint and pattern paper.  These are really easy and fun to put together and decorate.  They come with a back piece, two frames, the acrylic frame and then the outside cover frame.  Use a strong glue to assemble the shaker. 

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The shaker fits nicely in the decorated pocket, even room for some cash or gift card.  Just a CUTE way of asking someone to go for ice cream.  

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Ice Cream Shaker

Clear Scraps: Sequins/Princess


vintage library card

strong glue

Paper: S.e.i.


Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Acrylic Tag

Hello, everyone! It's Nancy Nickel here today!


I'm back with a fun new project share for Clear Scraps!


This week I've cut a tag from a 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet.

You can find them in the shop HERE.

These acrylic sheets are so much fun to play with!

They cut beautifully with scissors, or any die.

The creative possibilities are endless!


My tag measures 4 x 7 1/2".

I began by embossing the tag, 

and then removing the protective coating from both sides.

I added the checked paper to the back of the tag.

Next, I tore some corners from a coordinating paper,

and I adhered them in place on the front of the tag.

I added some sweet sentiments on foam tape...

...and adhered them in place.

Finally, I added a multi-loop bow to the top of the tag.


From Clear Scraps:

12 x 12 Acrylic Sheet


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Colorbok - Vintage Rose;
Embossing Folder: Darice - Damask Background;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Punch: Fiskars - Tag Corner.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with another project share very soon! 

Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer

Reversible Phone Stand

Hello, Clear Scraps friends, Leah here with you today to share this fabulous Regular Phone Stand

As you can see below, they hold your phone perfectly, and it comes notched perfect for charging your phone while on the stand.


These phone stands make great gifts already decorated or perfect for that crafting DIY person in your life.

PhoneStand2_LeahCroweI decorated this phone stand using the July Q 2018 kit
I also added some paint to edge the acrylic pieces, and I cut away two birds from the acrylic birds border to add as an accent.


And as a fun bonus, I decorated the backside of the acrylic piece as well. So you can create two looks. All you have to do is pull out the bottom stand, reverse the side, and re-insert the stand to display the other side.


So fun, right? Thanks for stopping in! See you soon!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Product Supplies

Clear Scraps Regular Phone Stand
Clear Scraps Birds Acrylic Border
Clear Scraps July Q 2018 Club Kit
Unicorn Spit Paint, Beacons 3-in-1 Adhesive, Foam Dots, Glue Dot, Twine

Heart Is Full Mixable

Hey everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a mini album.  This one, the Sassy Mixable from Clear Scraps.

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Made with some of my favorite things; flowers and chipboard.

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ribbons and vellum,

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layers of patterned papers and peeks of lace.

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tags and crepe paper. 
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Now I just need some photos....hmmmmm

Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy K

I Love Summer Layout

Hello! Jennifer back on the blog to share another project I  created using this month's Creating Made Easy Kit!  July's kit has lots of great Clear Scraps products perfect for your summer-themed projects! You receive two XL Acrylic Shapes including this large circle! I  made a fun summer layout using a favorite photo of my son! 


The easiest way to color your Clear Scraps acrylic is to use alcohol ink!  I applied a rich yellow to the outside edges of my XL Acrylic Circle. I  then added patterned papers from Echo Park's Good Day collection. You also receive a 12x12 coordinating sticker sheet that include many cute accent shapes! I  layered a few around my photo using pop dots on the title sign to add dimension. 


I  love banners and this "I  Love Summer" wood grain sticker was perfect to place across the top left corner of my photo! 


The pinwheel stickers are adorable and make cute accents! I  popped one up with foam tape and added some bakers twine from my stash.  


Thanks for stopping by!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to get details about this month's kit! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; alcohol ink: Ranger; journaling pen: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; misc: thread, sewing machine. 

Fun Night Decorative Clipboard

My daughter loves looking at my scrapbook projects, and she frequently asks to display them in her room. I decided to alter a clipboard as a gift for her, and I thought it would be fun to share a tutorial so you can replicate it at home.

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I started with the Large Deco Portrait Clipboard, then I layered an 11 x 8.5 piece of kraft paper, a 10 x 7.5 piece of patterned paper, and a 9 x 6.5 piece of cardstock to form the base of my design.


After that, I cut a piece of cream cardstock to 8.25 x 1.5 inches and adhered it to the bottom of the project. I layered a red polka dot patterned paper which was 6 x 1 inches on top of that. I added a border sticker and some ribbon to finish it off. 


I continued working and added another red polka dot strip to the right upper corner. That strip measures 5.25 x .75 inches. I adhered more ribbon and a few embellishments including some cork arrows.


I sprinkled some gold mist, and topped that off with the fabulous Clear Scraps Glamour Sequins that I adore. I also tied some cute decorative ribbon to the handle of the clipboard.


Here are some close-ups of the final project. Jordan can't wait until this goes up on her wall. 


Other Supplies: Studio Calico Cork Arrows, Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey's RSVP Paper and Embellishments. Thank you so much for stopping by!


You can download a copy of this tutorial here... Fun Night Clipboard Project Tutorial

Heather Landry: Clear Scraps Design Team

Canvas shell bags with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with some ideas on using the 6" stencils by Clear Scraps.  I started with zippered canvas bags (pencil bag) and created a background using the Gel Press.  It is an easy way to get color to your project.  My inspiration was to create bags that could be used for shell collecting and also washed.   Another idea was for safe keeping of special shells.  So here is what I came up with~

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Two different sizes were created to they make a good looking pair.  The Clear Scraps 6" stencils were prefect for this project. Worked well and the size fit.  Stencil the images on with acrylic paint and then wipe the stencil off with a baby wipe.   Works wonderful at keeping the stencils clean.


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The Ocean Friends 6" stencil worked great with Circles 6" stencil.   The circles were enhanced with white acrylic paint by using a paint brush and circling the black circle image.  Love the white acrylic paint for this.  The fish were also outlined with white acrylic paint.   Buttons were added for dimension and color.

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The word "FUN" was stenciled on the large bag and outlined with white acrylic paint.   That technique really makes the images and the word pop off the project.  

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Products used:

Clear Scraps 6" stencils: Ocean Friends, Plaid, Circles and Wishes.


Acrylic paint/DecoArt

Gel Press

Buttons Galore & More

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

NEW wood sign 2018 July kit

Hey friends, Leah here with you today to share my last project using the JULY 2018 Kit.


This wood sign is such a wonderful piece added to my scrap room.

I started by painting the wood sign using Unicorn Spit from my stash. 

Once the paint dried, I brushed on some distress ink in teal and then I added in loads of summery fun stickers from the Echo Park sticker sheet.

I strung one of the mini pompom tassels and hung it from the letter C. So adorbs!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Supplies from the kit:

NEW Wood Create sign
Echo Park stickers
PomPom tassel

from my stash:
paint, mini flowers, ink, and glue

Just a pretty card!


Hello, everyone!

  It's Nancy Nickel here with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

Today I'm featuring this great 6" Doily Mat Stencil.

You can find it in the shop HERE.

It's such a pretty lacy looking doily stencil,

so I just had to create a pretty card!

I began by applying white gloss embossing paste through the stencil. 

It's so pearly and pretty on the rough wood paper.

I added the wood paper on a white cardstock card base.

The center needed a little something,

and this lovely "Faith" die-cut was just the right addition. 

I tried to get a photo that would show the pearly shine,

and the dimension, but it doesn't really show up very well. 

I made the big blue rose from cardstock,

and then surrounded it with other little flowers from my stash. 

I added some dew drops, and some punched branches.

Then I dusted everything with some crystal glitter. 

Here's one last look at my finished card:

From Clear Scraps:

6" Doily Mat Stencil


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Docrafts - Mr Smith's Workshop;
Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver - White;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Branch;
Flowers: The Nickel Nook and Assorted;
Bling: The Robin's Nest Dew Drops - Water,
Mainstays Crafts Glitter - Crystal. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer

Heart Washi Shaker

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a fun project I made using washi tape, a fun mini heart shaker from Clear Scraps.

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I began by covering the back piece of my shaker with strips of coordinating washi tape.  Then filled my shaker with a die cut and some beachy sequins.
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Finally I covered the front piece with more strips of washi tape.  If I make another shaker using washi tape I may use some type of additional adhesive on the front section as the strips needed were very short and could use a little more "stick" before trying to trim.

Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy K

Create Canvas Sign

Hello! Jennifer here to share another project I  created using the July Creating Made Easy Kit! The new XL Wood Word "Create" is included in the kit which makes a perfect focal point for my DIY home decor!  Using a canvas and the 6x6 Bo Bunny Summer Mood paper pad, I  pieced together my project!


I  used an off white chalk paint to color my Create Wood Word as well as the outside edges of my canvas.  I  then cut squares of the different patterns of the collection and adhered it to the canvas. I  also used butterfly and cloud hand punches with the patterned paper to add additional accents. I  used foam tape to pop up a few to add dimension. 




You can also spy some of the bling embellishments from Eyelet Outlet included in the kit!  They make excellent accents to your kit projects!


Thank you for stopping by and looking! Check out the kit in its entirety by clicking HERE! You can also find all the details on how to sign up!  

Have a great day!

Additional products used:  punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart; chalk paint: ArtMinds; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; misc: canvas

Oh Hello There Card

Hi everyone! Heather here, and I'm back to share a card I created with the Clear Scraps Hearts Wood Card. I really love the natural color of the card base, so I just enhanced it slightly by brushing it lightly with a layer of Heidi Swapp's gold mist. 

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Of course, no sparkly card would be complete without some Clear Scraps Glamour Sequins!

To complete the project, I drilled holes through the left side of the card and tied some ribbon loosely so it's easy to open and close. 

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Other supplies: Basic Grey's RSVP paper and stickers.

Thank you for stopping by!

Heather Landry: Clear Scraps Design Team