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August 2018

Family Wood Mini Album

Hey everyone!  Nancy Keslin here today to share with you a fun mini album I made with the new Family 6x8 wood album. (the album covers measure 6.5x8.5 so A5)

Family_minialbum_nancy keslin_clearscrapsI began by painting the covers with a thick layer of gesso using a Princeton Brushes, Catalyst blade to add texture and dimension as you can see here on the back cover of my album.

Family_minialbum_nancy keslin_clearscraps_brushFrom there I cut patterned papers to fit and embellished them with my favorite things.  

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Family_minialbum_nancy keslin_clearscraps_chipboardOf course my favorite things include beautiful patterned papers, chipboard, stickers and flowers all from Prima Marketing.

And now that I am thinking....6 hole punch, A5 size...maybe these album pages should become dashboard for a new family planner.  hmmmmmm

  Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy Keslin


Hello Sunshine - Shovel Shaker Card by Nancy Nickel


Hello! It's Nancy Nickel here today with a new project share!


Today I am sharing this super fun Mini Shaker Shovelwhich you can find HERE.

Since summer is almost over, I thought I better use this one quick!

Then I realized it would be super cute for a Winter card too! lol 

Here's my card:

I found the cute background paper in my stash of printable papers.

I thought it was perfect for this card!

I layered it up on some coordinating cardstock.

The shaker shovel includes several layers.

I covered the back layer with the yellow cardstock.

I covered the front layer with the red cardstock.

Before adhering the layers all together, 

I added the shaker elements. 

I also remembered to remove the protective film from the acrylic! ;o)

Finally, I stamped, punched, and layered the "Hello Sunshine" sentiment.

Other Materials Used:
Recollections - Cardstock, Unknown Digital Paper; Punches: Stampin' Up;
Stamp: Your Next Stamp; Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Shaker Elements: Assorted Sequins, Beads, and Glitter.

Clear Scraps Products:

Mini Shaker Shovel

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Visit me at The Nickel Nook!

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Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer


Cards using stencils with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with two cards using 6" stencils by Clear Scraps.   Using stencils is an easy way to make cute and quick cards.  The stencils can be used to create the background for the card or they can be used as the focal images on the card.   I did both~

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The background, for the cards, was created using Distress Oxide and then stenciling a pattern over the color.  I went with blue tones to give a ocean look.  The shells were stenciled on white cardstock and trimmed out, then layered at the bottom of each card.  Buttons were added along with the sentiment.  Twine was wrapped around the tops of the cards and tied into a bow.

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Stitching was stamped on the sides of both cards and paint splats were added to the card front.

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When adhering the trimmed out images, foam squares were added for dimension.

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: 6" Shiplap, 6" Beach Fun and 6" Ocean Friends



Scrapbook Adhesives/foam squares

Distress ink

Distress Oxide ink

Darkroom Door/stamps

Buttons Galore & More


Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Crosses Wood Album

Hello! It's Jennifer back to share one of the new releases from Clear Scraps this summer!  The 6x8 Wood Albums come in nine different designs and have many creative options from mini album to travel notebook!  Using the Crosses Wood Album I created a prayer journal.  I  started by painting my covers with chalk paint in grey. I  then adhered patterned paper, ribbon, and embellishments.



I  also adhered patterned paper to the inside of the front cover so color would show through the crosses.


I  colored smooth white cardstock with Distress Oxide inks along with embellishments and stamps from my bible journaling stash. I  also used washi tape to reinforce the edges to prevent tears.


Using patterned papers, I  cut dividers for my prayer book. I  may add embellishments at a later date or leave blank!


Some additional photos of my pages!  



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all of the Wood Albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Illustrated Faith, Bella Blvd; stickers, die cuts, washi tape, chipboard, decorative clips: Simple Stories; stamps: Simple Stories, Citrus Twist Kits; Distress Oxide: Ranger; stapler: Teresa Collins Designs; chalk paint: Plaid; adhesive: Beacon; ribbon: May Arts; chipboard letters: American Crafts; misc: chrome book rings.

Family House Pallet

Hi everyone!  Nancy Keslin here today to share with you a House DIY Pallet I made for a friend.

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I used the House DIY Pallet with some chalk paint to create the base for the project and then dry brushed a bit of white acrylic paint over that.  After painting I distressed the edges of each of the boards (you can see some of the distressing in the below image).
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I then painted the word Family from the Home Word Stencil
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Finally I added my photo and embellishments.  I hope she loves this.


Nancy Keslin

Paw prints wood card

Hey, Clear Scraps friends! Leah here with you today to share this sweet little wood card with paw prints laser cut into it.

I thought this would make a sweet birthday card as my husband loves his pug puppies.


I used my crop o dile to cut two holes into the wood, which it did beautifully. I then bound the card together using white twine.


Since this is going to be a birthday card, I left plenty of room for journaling inside.

One last look at the front. So cute, right?!


Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Products Used:

Clear Scraps Birch Wood Card
Faith Illustrated, Simple Stories Pattern paper; Pink Paislee Wood Veneer
Distress Oxide Ink, Crop O Dile, Foap tape, Vicki Boutin Die cuts, 

Thank You Wood Card by Nancy Nickel



Hello, everyone! It's Nancy Nickel here with a new project share!


Today I'm featuring the "Thank You Wood Card",

which you can find HERE.

These wood cards are so much fun to play with!

There are so many styles to choose from too.


Here's the card I created:

I began by covering the front and back pieces with Picket Fence Distress Stain.

I didn't bother with the insides because I knew they would be covered with paper.

Once the distress stain was dry, and using a fan brush,

I added two very light coats of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Hammered Copper. 

Here's a look at the back of the card.

The shimmer and glitter is so pretty! 

Behind the "Thank you" I added a piece of the Rinea Glossy Foiled Paper in Copper.

It shines through beautifully and makes the words pop out!

To attach the front to the back, 

I simply cut cardstock to fit, scored it across the top,

and adhered it in place on the inside of the wood pieces.

Now there's a spot to stamp a sentiment and write a message!

Finally, I added a sparkly copper bow to the front of the card!


Other Materials Used: 
Paper: Recollections - Cardstock; 
Color: Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Picket Fence; 
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam - Hammered Copper; 
Ribbon: Crafts; 
Foil: Rinea Copper Glossy Foiled Paper.

From Clear Scraps:

Thank You Wood Card


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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

I'll be back with another project share soon! 

Come visit me at The Nickel Nook!

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 Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer

Journey Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album

Hello friends! It's Jennifer back on the blog today to share one of the Wood Accordion Shaker Albums I created this month!  These albums are so fun to work with and you have 9 to choose from (including the NEW Pumpkin shape released this month!).  For my project, I  used the Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album which can be used for just about any theme! 


I  wanted to document a recent family trip to Michigan so I  used the Journey Chipboard Word Title on the front of my album. I  simply painted my chipboard with white chalk paint and added die cuts and stickers from the collection I  used. 


One of the great things about the shaker albums all the different items you can place inside the shaker space! Here, I  used mini heart and star shaped sequins to place inside each hexagon.  I  did not add a lot as I  wanted the sequins to be an accent and not a focal point. 


I  did a short tutorial video on putting together the shaker portion of your album! 

I  covered each page with patterned paper using my sanding tool to get rid of any excess edges.  I  found using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive worked best in affixing my papers as well as embellishments. 


Each page is large enough to fit a 4x4 to 3x5 photo. I  will usually trim my photos down as I  prefer to mat them onto cardstock as well as layer additional patterned papers underneath.  


I  used pink and white bakers twine to tie my pages together. However you can use chrome book rings, ribbon, or jute string...really anything you prefer!  Also, the albums can be configured into a mini book format if you do not prefer accordion.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Wood Accordion Shaker Albums plus additional Clear Scraps new releases by visiting the shop! Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, chipboard, die cuts: Simple Stories;  bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Plaid; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; sequins: Recollections; cardstock: Bazzill. 



NEW Mini Wood Pallet Shapes!

Hey there friends, if you haven't been on Facebook lately, you are missing out! Check out the LIVE Video from Pinky and the BRAND NEW Mini Wood Pallet Shapes on FB.

Here is the project Pinky created. 


Join us for many updates and interactive fun!

Pinky: Clear Scraps Designer



Washi Samples

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a fun project I made using one of my Clear Scrap Acrylic Tags.  I don't know about you, but I have been using a ton of washi tape in my projects lately and needed a way to make them much more portable than on the rolls.  

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I began by printing a digital image I found in one of my planner groups onto the tag.  Make sure and use a laser printer as that is needed to hold the foiling.

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After printing I covered the piece in foil.

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And then ran it through my lamination machine.

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Then I simply wrapped my washi tape around the tag and added a bow sticker to the top for embellishment.  Now I can easily slip the tag into one of the pockets of my planner or in the card holder on my desk for use.

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Now, if only I could figure out how to wrap the washi tape in a straight line.  lol

Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy K

Life Is Good~a scrapbook page with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using stencils and the Life Is Good chipboard word title embellishment by Clear Scraps.  These are so fun to create with.  They can easily be painted, inked, embossed or just leave them bare, with no color.  They look great anyway you want to create with them.  Clear Scraps has a large selection of title words to choose from.  You can find them here.

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The chipboard word title was embossed using a powder that looks like sand.  Nice touch!!!  The nautical shapes at the bottom, of the scrapbook page, are created by stenciling the shapes on pattern paper (using ink) and then cutting them out.  Thought these sets (Ocean Friends and Beach Fun by Clear Scraps) were perfect for a cute border at the bottom of the page.  

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 When adding color, to the stencil, you can use more than one color.  I love doing this technique.  It gives the images shadows that add dimension to the image.

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard Title " Life is Good", 6" Beach Fun Mascil and 6" Ocean Friends Mascil.


Embossing Powder: Emerald Creek/Dirty Sand

Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug

Ink: Ranger

Scrapbook Adhesives / foam squares

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer

Joy Journey Journal by Nancy Nickel


Hello, everyone!


It's Nancy Nickel here with a fun new project share!

This time I am showcasing the fabulous new Journey 6 x 8 Wood Album

Here is my journal:

I used several Clear Scraps stencils to decorate the Journal:

3 x 12 My Joy6" Chevron, and 6" Seamless Flowers.

I also used a Distress Ink, and a gold metallic wax.

First, I inked the entire wood cover with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

Then I stenciled the designs using the gold wax.

I used an inking tool to do this.

I went over the "Joy" using a gold paint pen, to make it stand out.

Finally, I adhered a piece of Rinea Gold/Gold Foiled Paper,

behind the open "journey" in the cover.

I added six binding rings through the holes,

and then tied pretty gold metallic bows on them.

Here's the back cover:

One final look at the finished album:

Other Materials Used:

Rinea Gold/Gold Foiled Paper; Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire; 
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Gold Rush; Inking Tools; Binding Rings - Six; Gold Metallic Ribbon.

Clear Scraps Products Used:

Journey 6 x 8 Wood Album

3 x 12 My Joy

 6" Chevron

 6" Seamless Flower.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer

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   Download Clear Scraps - Joy Journey Journal.

August Tag with Jennifer

Hello!  Jennifer here to share my tag for this month!  I  cannot believe it is August already and summer is coming to a close! My kids go back to school this week!  

Using one of the tags from the Acrylic Tag Album and some fun mermaid stamps, I  created this nautical themed project! And I'm going to show you the technique I  used!


All Clear Scraps acrylic has protective film on both sides of each piece. Before beginning remove the film from the front side of your tag.  Next, using a solvent based ink (such as Staz On) stamp your image directly into your acrylic.  Standing up is helpful as well as using firm pressure.  Allow ink to dry before proceeding. 


Next, you will FLIP your tag over and remove the second sheet of protective film.  We are coloring on the opposite side of stamping because we do not want our mediums to intermix.  I  used alcohol ink markers from Spectrum Noir to color in the mermaid's tail and hair. I  also used the yellow marker to fill in background color.


Where smaller detail is needed, it was helpful to dab my marker instead of using a painting motion.  I  wanted to used multiple colors in the tail area so I  "dabbed" one color, allowed to dry, then "dabbed" another.  


Here is a close up of where I used the blue and green markers to shade in the stamped bubble trio.  


Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to try this fun, easy technique with Clear Scraps acrylic! You can try this with any favorite stamp set you have in your stash!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, washi tape: Simple Stories; ink: Tsukineko; ink pens: Spectrum Noir; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; circle punch: Paper Shapers; misc: ribbon. 

Hello Summer layout

Hello Clear Scraps family! Leah here today to share this cute Summer layout featuring Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet & 6" Raindrop Stencil.


I have a white piece of cardstock behind the layout above so you can reference what it looks like with how the layout looks with just the acrylic. Clear Scraps Acrylic is pure magic!!


Cool right?

To get started, I peeled the protective film from the front of the 12x12 acrylic sheet.  I then grabbed some Liquitex course texture gel and mixed it with Aqua colored alcohol ink. 


I then used a palette knife to scrape the texture gel across the stencil on the acrylic.


Here's a close-up.


While the texture gel is wet, grab a paper towel and clean the edges around the acrylic. The texture gel took about 30 minutes to dry.


I love how the raindrops mimic splashing from the pool.  This documents my 3-month-old grandaughters first time in the pool.


Have you tried Clear Scraps Mascil/Stencils? Which is your favorite?

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Product Supplies:

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet
Clear Scraps 6" Raindrops Stencil
Pattern Paper: Pink Fresh Studio, Illustrated Faith, Hip Kit Exclusive, Pretty Little Studio
Simple Stories Chipboard stickers
Pretty Little Studio Die Cuts
Kim Watson Summer cut file
Silhouette Cameo, Foam Dots, Art Flitter Adhesive
Liquitex Course Texture Gel, Alcohol Ink

Hello Summer Deco Clipboard


Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm sharing a fun summer project I  created using the Large Deco Landscape Clipboard!  Summer is winding down here (school starts in less than 2 weeks!) so we are squeezing in as much summer fun as we can! 

I  usually like to leave my acrylic clear because I  love the way it looks. However you can color the acrylic with alcohol ink or one of my favorites: spray paint!  Amazingly, it dries fairly fast and adheres great to the acrylic!  


After removing the protective film from the back side of the clipboard, I  used a light yellow chalk spray paint to cover the back surface. I  will do two coats to ensure good coverage; sometimes three if I'm using a lighter color. 


After making sure the back was completely dry, I  flipped over my clipboard and removed the second protective film from the front. I  then used painters tape and newspaper to cover the right half of the front, as well as the metal clip.   I secured my 12 Inch Spiral Mascil with painters tape to the uncovered side. I  then generously sprayed the front with Gold Foil Spray Paint. My goal was to create a sunburst effect and I  love how it turned out! 


Once dry, I  was ready to add my papers and embellishments!  I  used a sun and cloud die cut that I  "popped up" with foam tape just over where the rays of the Mascil meet.  


I  love to layer my embellishments especially small ones such as die cuts or stickers.  Creating little clusters at the corner of my photos is a fun way to accent my project! 


More cluster of embellishments! You can also see the yellow paint showing through; it almost looks gold in the photo!  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Check out the large variety and shapes and sizes of clipboards as well as the many Mascils in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots, washi tape: Simple Stories; paint: Krylon; ribbon: May Arts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; cardstock, Bazzill; stamp: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; misc: thread, sewing machine