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October 2018

Ghost Mini Pallet Shape Plant Poke

Happy Halloween! Jennifer on the blog today to share a "spooky" project using the new Ghost Mini Pallet Shape!  I  am loving these smaller versions of the wood pallets as they are so fun to work with!  And they make a great accent for  your project!  I  had the idea that a plant poke with the ghost would look cute in a plant or your outside mums! 


I    began by painting my mini pallet with white acrylic paint.  While allowing to dry, I  fashioned a paper fan out of a fun Halloween print to go behind my Ghost Mini Pallet Shape.  Using a hot glue gun, I  adhered some glittery orange tulle onto the front  of my fan before affixing the pallet shape.  I  then accented with a couple decorative pins.  To create my face, I  used a cut file on my Silhouette as well as black card stock. 


I  had some leftover wood sticks from a photo prop kit I  had purchased to use as my handle.  I  added a couple coats of acrylic black paint so it would stand out.  Once dry, I  held the stick in place using double sided tape then adhered with my hot glue gun.  Lastly, I    tied some purple and orange ribbon to the base of the paper fan.  


You can be as simple or elaborate as you want with this project! I  even thought this would be a fun craft for older kids! 

Please check out the rest of the Mini Pallet Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; card stock: Bazzill, paint: Plaid; ribbon: May Arts, Recollections; decorative pins: Maya Road;  adhesive: Beacon; cut files: "Floating Ghost" #278755, "Boo!" #149876;  misc: Silhouette, tulle, hot glue gun 

Family Moments 12" Acrylic LO

Hi there everybody!

Laura here to share a little scrappy fun with you today,

and give you a little inspiration on trying something new

when preserving your memories with family, friends, and

like mine here.....grandparents!


I've always been intrigued by Clear Scraps cool 12" Acrylic Sheets.

they can make for a really interesting look for a scrapbook

layout that is different than the same old thing. 


This layout was created using paper and stickers in layers on the

12" Acrylic Sheet....that blank space in the upper right is actually clear...

you can see the slight outline in the picture on the right.


The picture is a typical 4"x6" (trimmed down about 1/4" on each side

matted on the same gray patterned paper

that is also under the word family.

The green patterned paper the matted picture is on

is 9" wide by 6" and I next layered on the 12" by 5&1/2"

piece of gray paper across the bottom that

perfectly fits the word Family from the Clear Scraps XL

Script Wood Words collection.   These pieces are another

versatile item from Clear Scraps that can be used for

any number of projects. 


This is such a fun addition to this page, really gives it a 3D look.

I just painted it with green paint, then using a paint dauber,

added splotches of white paint on top to add a little pattern

to it.  I used Beacon Adhesive to glue all the paper and pieces

down, including the wooden word.

I'm glad I chose to think outside the box and use the

Acrylic Sheet and Script Wood Word for this layout of this special memory,

since it's not often we get to spend time with all the

grandparents together since we all live so far apart!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration! 


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps-12" Acrylic Sheet, Family XL Script Wood Word

Other:  Beacon Adhesive, Photo Play-Memory Lane Collection,

Acrylic paint








Halloween Treats using shakers by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a cute idea using the shaker images as special Halloween treats.  These would work perfect for co-workers, teachers, friends and children.  

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These are easy to make and you can spooky them up or down.  Mine are more cute than spooky but your choice.  Assemble the shaker, using bright orange and purple papers. Remember to remove the plastic film, from the acrylic window shape, before adhering to the chipboard frame.  Fill with sequins and then, using a strong glue, create the shaker.  To make it a treat, tie a candy bar to the shaker image.  I used Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars.  

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Supplies needed:

Clear Scraps: Bat Shaker

Clear Scraps: Ghost Shaker

Beacon Adhesive

Pattern paper

Candy bar

Sequins, twine, buttons and stickers (boo)

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Pumpkin Wood Accordion Shaker Album

This Pumpkin Wood Accordion Shaker Album is so fun to create with.
You can also find it in the October Q kit!


I found working with my stash on this album a perfect way to use up scraps. I'm talking OLD stash too.
I had no sequins on hand to fill the shaker up, so I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut small icons to fit in there.


I bound the album with twine and also wrapped some around the stem of the pumpkin, so rustic!


I used many cut files from the silhouette shop to dress up the album pages.


Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Supplies: Clear Scraps Pumpkin Wood Accordion Shaker Album
Other: Echo Park, Making Memories, 7 Gypsies, My Minds Eye, Waverly Chalk Paint, Twine, Recollections

Autumn Wood Card or Decor

Hi everyone!  Laura sharing with you today!

Fall is in the air, and this sweet simple project is perfect for a gift,

a thank you, or for your own home as a

decor piece (with a twist I'll share later in this post).

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This project starts with the Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card.

They are sturdy little pieces of crafting heaven!

Ink, paint, stamp, stencil, or add some paper and embellishments too,

the only limit is your own imagination and creativity!

Clear Scraps has so many great stencils, and I finally decided on the

6" Damask Stencil to use to create a pretty border on this card.

Using a bit of ink applied with a sponge tool, I stenciled the border

on just the edge of the card.


Then I added some enamel dots to highlight the stenciling. 

Next a strip of pretty fall cardstock down the center with inked edges,

glued down with Beacon Adhesive.  And then I layered in

some fall stickers and more enamel dots.

This would make a great little card to give a friend,

or you could punch holes in the corners with your crop-a-dile,

and add ribbon or string to hang, or you could do something like you

see in the original picture:


I used an extra 5x7 frame I had laying around,  and added a 5"x7"

piece of brown cardstock in front of the glass.  Then I added velcro

to the back of the wooden card, so I have a piece I can change out with

different cards depending on the seasons!

Now you don't have to have the can just glue the

wood card directly to the paper, and then interchange the paper/wood card

piece for each season.  I'm so excited to get started on one for Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Stop back soon for more inspiration and ideas!


Supplies Used:  Clear Scraps-Blank Wood Card; 6" Damask Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesive,  brown ink,  Carta Bella-Fall Break, enamel dots.





















Future Log Bullet Journal

Over the last few months I have gotten more and more into Bullet Journaling.  It's an organizational hobby that allows you do some planning and tracking and add as much creativity as you'd like.  I wasn't sure if I'd get hooked on it but the more I played, the more I knew I liked it! As soon as I laid eyes on the 6 inch Calendar Mascil, I knew it would be perfect for my Bullet Journal!  Christine joining you today for a Future Log Bullet Journal Spread using Mascils!

November Future Log

A Future Log is a place to keep your plans for upcoming months that you can then use to tranfer to your real time planner at the right time.  I knew with the holidays coming I was going to need to get some November dates recorded! 


On the left hand side I used the Wood Grain Mascil to create my background.  I laid down cardstock to block out the area where I didn't want the ink.  Then I did one layer with Distress Oxide and dried it.  I took the stencil off and followed up with a second layer of light inking to remove all the white.  Some stickers and washi tape finish the whole side off.

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The other side is where I used the 6 inch Calendar Mascil!  I used that and traced my boxes and letters.  I then used stickers to fill in the numbers.  Hand lettering and stickers pull the whole thing together!  If any of this seems confusing, I've got good news!  Here's a process video that will walk you thru the whole thing!


The 6 inch  Mascils fit the width of an A5 Journal nearly perfect - I know this is going to be a staple in my upcoming journaling!  On to December and tracking all the madness that goes with the holidays ;)

Thanks for joining me today!



Fall Acrylic Home Decor Hanging by Nancy Nickel


Hello, everyone!


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


Today I am featuring the Expressions Large Fall V piece,

which you can find right HERE.

This is a wonderful piece of clear acrylic that measures 5"x 15".

It comes with a protective film on both sides,

that you just peel back when you're ready.

The creative possibilities are absolutely endless!!


Here is what I made:


I began by placing the "F" in an embossing folder,

and de-bossing an owl at the base of the letter.

I did this before removing the protective film.

After it was removed from the embossing folder,

I removed the protective film from the back of the letter.

Then I used StazOn ink in Ganache, 

and a Fantastix coloring stick, to color my owl.

I used short little strokes, to mimic feathers.

Then I added Jet Black StazOn ink for the eyes and lashes.

I adhered a die-cut pumpkin behind the owl before adding the woodgrain paper. 

I also added a large die-cut leaf on the one side.

I removed the protective film from the front of the letter,

and added three enamel dots, and a pretty ribbon bow.


In place of the "A" in Fall there is a lovely Maple Leaf.

I removed the protective backing, and added the checked paper to the back.

After removing the protective film from the front,

I added three enamel dots, and a die-cut flourish.

I also added a small ribbon bow around the stem.


Here again, I removed the protective backing, 

and adhered paper to the back of the first "L".

I added another large die-cut leaf behind the letter.


While the protective film was still in place,

I ran the second "L" through a decorative embossing folder.

After it was embossed, I removed the protective film from both the front and the back.

I inked the back of the letter with the Ganache StazOn Ink.

Once it was dry, I adhered yellow paper behind it.

I then adhered the pumpkin and crow in place, on the back of the letter.

The die-cut flourish, acorn, and leaves were added to the front.

Finally, a small ribbon bow was adhered in place.


Here's one final look at the finished piece:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Autumn;
Die-Cuts: Recollections - Autumn;
Enamel Dots: Your Next Stamp;
Inks: Imagine StazOn - Jet Black, Ganache;
Ribbon: Celebrate It. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I'll be back very soon with another project share! :o)

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Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer 

Pumpkin Pallet by Steph

Good morning everyone, Steph Ackerman here creating with a Pumpkin Pallet.  With Fall in the air, it's time to decorate your pumpkins.



Clear Scraps' Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape comes pre-assembled so it is ready to decorate.


I started by painting my pumpkin orange and brown.


Then I used molding paste to add dimension.  Clear Scrap's Wood Grain stencil was perfect for adding dimension along the bottom edge. 
Then I used a pencil to add assorted circles around the pumpkin to create it's warts!


Once the molding past dried, I spritzed Tattered Angels Mists across the pumpkins to add additional color.
Next, I painted the warts brown.


Finally, I finished by adding a bow.

Other supplies - Tattered Angels Mists and paint, ribbon, molding paste


Thanks for stopping by.



Ghost Mini Pallet Photo Holder Magnet

Ghost Mini Pallet Photo Holder Magnet - haha say that three times fast! ;)

Good morning Clear Scraps friends. Today I wanted to share a fun way to use the new mini wood pallets to dress up your fridge decor!


I painted the little ghosty in white, then used the 6" pumpkin faces stencil to create the ghosts eyes.


I then used some wire in my stash and wrapped the wire on both sides around a paintbrush to create the photo holder. I stapled it to the backside using my tiny attacher. I then hot glued two strong magnets to the backside so it could go on the fridge. 


Dress up the wire with some ribbon and voila!
I love that I have the ability to change out pictures each year when the Halloween Decor comes out. :)

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Mini Ghost wood pallet 
                         6" Pumpkin Faces Mascil
Echo Park Sticker
Authentique Pattern Paper
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Wire & Magnets from stash
Ribbon: Michaels and American Crafts
Hot Glue Gun
Acrylic Paint
Distress Oxide Ink
Sparkly Spider - Michaels

Ghost Necklace ~

Hi, Connie here with a cute project using the small Ghost Pallet shape by Clear Scraps.   These small pallet shapes make fun and easy necklaces that children (and fun adults) will want to wear on Halloween night!!!

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This is really an easy creative project.  Start by painting the ghost white.  Add the face with bright and different colors of paint.  I went with green for the eyes.  I used the spider web stencil, by Clear Scraps, and added it to the corner of the ghost pallet.  The chipboard bat is embossed and then adhered with a strong adhesive.  Next tie green twine around the ghost and add a orange button. Punch a hole in the top ( with the crop-a-dile) and add an "o" ring and then the chain.  Add a small piece of distressed fabric by the "o" ring.  Seal with a mat varnish and call it done and cute!!!

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Supply list:

Clear Scraps: Sm. Ghost Pallet, 6" Spider Web stencil and Chipboard Bat embellishments

Beacon Adhesive


Acrylic paint/DecoArt

Embossing powder/Emerald Creek

twine, fabric, button

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Halloween Window Wood Accordion Shaker Album

Hello friends! Jennifer on the blog today to share one of the Wood Accordion Shaker Albums! If you have not created with these fun albums, you must do so!  For my project, I  used the Window Wood Accordion Shaker Album and turned it into a mini album documenting some favorite trick or treat photos from a few years ago!  


I  used a metallic black paint on the front frame of the shaker and it almost has a bit of a distressed look!  I  wanted the front of have the feel of a haunted house window of sorts.  I  added different size of sequins inside my shaker as well as a few star shapes.  I  then adhered die cuts and chipboard from the collection I  used. Usually, I  tend to make my titles larger but I wanted the vintage Halloween paper to show through.


To tie the album together, I  attached an elastic piece to go around the metal knob that I  affixed to the front.  


Next, I  adhered patterned paper to my pages using Beacon 3-in-1 Liquid Adhesive. Once dry, I  cut away excess paper with scissors then sanded my edges.  I    then added photos and embellishments to my pages!


I  love to layer as well as add embellishments using pop dots!  Giving some of  your accents dimension helps give a little extra "wow" to your project!



I  tied my pages together using bakers twine in fun Halloween colors! You can also use ribbon or book rings...whatever is in your stash! 


The pages of this particular album are approximately 4 inches across which is great if you have a vertical photo or a nice 4x4!  If you have a 4x6 horizontal photo, I    recommend creating a tag or pocket to add extra space to fit your picture! 


Here, I  scored an extra large manila tag at 4 inches and cut my photo where I  thought would be a good break. I  simply adhered them "side by side" on the inside of my tag then added embellishments!


Showing more of my pages! Halloween is probably my favorite holiday and I  also love scrapping about it too!  I'm a little sad that my kids are getting too old to trick or treat!  




Thank you for visiting the blog today! Be sure to check out all of the Wood Accordion Shaker Albums as well as all that is new at Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, die cuts, sticker, chipboard, washi tape: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Plaid; cardstock: Bazzill; metal knob, elastic, stapler: Ranger; sequins:  Teresa Collins Designs, Making Memories, Jillibean Soup; adhesive:  Beacon, Thermoweb; punch: Fiskars; misc: tag


Autumn Pumpkin Pallet

My house is severely lacking in Autumn decor - be it Halloween or Thanksgiving or just general fall themed - it's almost non-existent!  Enter the fabulous Tall Pumpkin DIY Pallet to the rescue!  Christine joining you with a fun and EASY home decor piece for this gorgeous season! 


When I originally started working, I thought I'd use this as porch decor.  But when I set it down on my fireplace hearth I really liked how it looked - so it's staying right there!  Flanked by a couple of pumpkins and a cute little scarecrow, it really brightens up the room!

Pumpkin CU1

Seeing as I can't seem to get fall decor up,  this needed to be a pumpkin that could hang around longer than October. Additionally, I knew I wanted to take a slightly less traditional approach to decorating this.  Rather than painting it orange, I opted for all white!  In doing so I was able to give it that farmhouse feel that I just can't get enough of!  I then hustled off to a dollar store and got some leaves.  I adhered those to the bottom using Adhesive Dots as well as weaving their stems between the pallets for extra hold. Just adding leaves and avoiding any Halloween specific decor made it so it can last all fall, until I am ready to get out those Christmas decorations!

Pumpkin CU2

Painting it white only required two layers of paint.  Once the paint dried I sanded it a bunch to rough it up. Then I added some brown paint streaks.  I didn't allow those to dry completely before I smudged them up.  I wanted to create a distressed look with those so I simply wiped over them with a rag and then once completely dry ran my sand paper over them again.  All in all it was a fun creation and I'm really happy with how it turned out!  Be sure to check out all the Wood Pallet Shapes over at our shop!

Thanks for joining me today!


Bootiful Picket Fence Pallet

Hello Everyone!  Laura here to share some creative inspiration with you today!

Hope you are as excited as I am, for the holidays and all the holiday crafting to come!

Clear Scraps has some amazing home decor pieces to get you started! 

This Halloween decor project uses their new Picket Fence DIY Wooden Pallet.


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This project started with the blank Clear Scraps DIY Wooden Pallet Shape

First step was to paint the cross pieces of the pallet with black acrylic paint. 

After it was dry, I used orange paint on a stamp,

to add some texture and interest to the cross pieces.

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Next up, was to cover the rest of the bare wood with paper. 

Super simple.....just measure and cut the rectangular pieces to fit. 

I inked up the edges before gluing them down with Beacon Adhesive.  

For the pointed tops of the fence, I measured the length, inked and

glued down, then I went back and trimmed the excess.

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I did not paint the back of my project because of how I'll display it,

but it would be easy enough, of course. 

The best part of these can always make the project entirely your own!

To add a little fun, I also used one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Words:

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The word "Spooky" is from this collection.

Perfect embellishment to add to your home decor (or other!) projects.

It's a nice strong chipboard, and it paints up great! 

I used the black acrylic paint first, then when it was partially dry, brushed on

 some of the orange paint to create the cool 2 toned look.   Here's a closer peek:


Thanks for stopping by for some creative inspiration! 

We've got so much new coming, make sure to stop back soon!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps-DIY Picket Fence Wooden Pallet Chipboard Word Shape-Spooky.

Other: Beacon Adhesive, Pebbles-Spooky Boo,

Simple Stories-Simple Vintage Halloween, black cardstock, twine.
















Newlyweds Heart Pallet Shape

Hi Clear Scraps fans!  Christine here and I'm so excited to be joining you today for my very first post here at Clear Scraps!  The moment I laid eyes on the Heart DIY Pallet Shape, I knew exactly what I wanted to create with it!  Some dear friends are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this month.  The wife had recently mentioned liking this saying, so I filed that moment in my head, knowing that I could create something special for them!

Newlyweds Pallet

Isn't that the cutest phrase?  It could work for any year too!  Creating this took a little time but only because I was a little fussy in creating it!


I did several layers on it for the base - combining wood stain and white acrylic paint.  My final layer was white acrylic paint and then I really roughed it up!  Sand paper, nails, you name it, I worked hard to make it as rustic looking as possible.  I actually kind of love this "farmhouse" style for this reason: no stress in getting the paint line free or if you miss a spot!  The imperfections are embraced!  


Once all the paint had dried, I cut out words using my electronic cutting machine.  I considered tracing them and painting, but I had brown vinyl.  I knew that would be a little less work and if it went on bad, I could pull it up and paint it instead.  Thankfully it went very smoothly!  I love how the whole thing came together and can't wait to see the happy couple's faces when I give it to them!  Thanks for joining me today and be sure to visit the Clear Scraps Shop to get your hands on these beautiful Wood Pallets!  Think about all the holiday gifts you can start creating - personalized and fun for you too!


Hello Fall Door Hanging

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm sharing a fun little project that I  created using the October Q Kit 2018!  I had one leftover wood banner and decided to create a fall door hanging! 


I  took my left over pieces of the Carta Bella Fall break and cut 2x2 inch squares. I then cut the squares in half. Instead of adhering my triangle pieces directly to the wood banner, I  traced the banner on a piece of kraft cardstock as a template (because I  knew I wanted to add stitching to the pieces). Once the template was covered, I  adhered it to the wood banner and used scissors and a sanding tool to remove excess paper. 


I  then used my Silhouette to add cut out leaves in white cardstock from my stash that were misted with spray ink.  I  also used gold foil cardstock from my stash to cut the "hello fall" title.  


I  then used my Crop-o-dile to punch holes at the top of the banner to add ribbon to hang my creation!  Handmade decorations are a nice addition to your fall decor!  

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

Additional products used:  cardstock: Bazzill; spray ink: Tattered Angels, Dylusions; foil cardstock: Recollections; Silhouette file:  "Hello Fall" #215503   ; adhesive: Beacon; ribbon: May Arts; sewing machine: Janome: misc: thread.