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November 2018

Holly Stencil Background Card


Hello, everyone!


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

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card featuring the 6" Holly Stencil.

We all need cards that are flat, and can easily be popped in the mail.

This design is really good for that. 

I've made it 5 1/2" square but it could easily be done in A2 size.

Here's my card:


Using a foam applicator, and Distress oxide inks, 

I stenciled the design, onto kraft cardstock, as follows:

Holly Leaves in Peeled Paint,

Holly Berries in Fired Brick, and 

Swirls in Wilted Violet.

I thought the addition of the purple really added some fun excitement!  


When I was finished I trimmed it to 5 1/4" and misted it with water. 

I love what the water does to the Distress Oxide inks on kraft!


I mounted the finished piece onto a 5 1/2" purple card base.

I stamped the sentiment on kraft, using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I matted it with purple cardstock, and adhered it in place with foam tape.

Finally, I added a pretty purple double-looped bow!

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Here's one last look at the finished card:


Other Materials Used:

Papers: Recollections - Kraft, Cardstock;
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks - Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, 
Imagine - Memento Tuxedo Black;
Stamp: Gina K Designs - Merry Christmas;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

From Clear Scraps:

6" Holly Stencil

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

Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer

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Pumpkin Shaker Banner

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today! 

I've got a fun way to use the cute Clear Scraps Shaker Album.

While mini albums are fun too, I thought I'd try

using the Pumpkin Accordion Shaker Album to

create this fall home decor banner.


These are super simple to create, you just trace the

pumpkin shape onto your choice of paper then cut out

and glue down to the wooden pieces.  I traced the stem

on different colors of paper to add a little contrast

to the pumpkins and inked around the paper edges,

then added a few small scraps of paper and stickers to

create each part of the banner.

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A little twine tied on each stem adds a cute little touch.

A little tip, it's better to choose just a few different

patterns of paper, it gives balance to the project,

and also helps it from being too busy. 

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The shaker section was painted with acrylic paint,

then the back covered with patterned paper.  

Stickers and Clear Scraps Fall Sequins

complete the shaker section.

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This section was similar to the others,

with more layered up paper and stickers.

So simple, but makes a great piece of fall home decor!

Hope you are inspired to make something great

using these adorable Clear Scraps Accordion

Wood Albums.  Remember they can be used as

more than just a mini album, tho they are

pretty cute to use as a mini album too!

Thanks for stoppin' by! 

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:  Clear Scraps Wood Accordion Pumpkin Shaker Album

Clear Scraps Fall Sequins

Other: Beacon Adhesive, Acrylic Paint, Photo Play Autumn Orchard.











Autumn Layout by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with an Autumn layout.    



I've used the XL Scallop Square as the base of my layout choosing to paint the panel with fall colors.  Think red, orange, yellow, brown or other colors of your choice.


Once dry, I selected an assortment of pattern papers and stickers, adhering them with the panel, leaving room for the scallops to show.  


This created the perfect backdrop for Paulie, who absolutely loves this weather.  


I added additional clay accents in the corner and some word stickers to emphasize the day.

And if you want, turn it into a wall hanging simply by punching holes and adding ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.



Pumpkin Pallet~

Hi, Connie here with a cute and fun project using the Pumpkin Pallet shape by Clear Scraps.  This is one of two pallet pumpkins Clear Scraps makes.  The pumpkins together would make great fall decor for your home.  One pumpkin is pretty fun too!  Let me show you~

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  1. Sand the pallet shape lightly before adding color.  Wipe down with a soft rag.
  2. Water color (paint) down so it looks like a stain mix.  Apply to pallet and let dry.

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      3.  Paint stem (same technique) and let dry.
      4.  Add vine (free hand or with a stencil) ~Clear Scraps has some awesome leaf and vines that would be great for this.

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       5.  Stencil word in center of pallet.  I use foam round brushes and dab off paint. Less is more in this case.  More (the acrylic paint) will end up going under the stencil making a                       mess on the project.
       6.  Sand pallet lightly for a distressed look.  Wipe with a soft cloth.
       7.  Speckle with black watered down acrylic paint.
       8.  Seal project with arylic mat or gloss sealer.

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Products used:

Clear Scraps: Pumpkin Pallet

Clear Scraps: Word stencil "Blessings"


DecoArt acrylic paint

sanding paper

Thanks for stopping by today~

Connie Mercer
DT Member


Leaf Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a set of Fall Cards.  Have you checked out the Clearly Accent Embellishments?  There are a lot to choose from and the project possibilities are endless.

I'm using the Leaves Embellishments - a set of 4 different sized leaves - on my cards today.



Using papers I had left over from the October kit club, I created two cards and the leaves embellishments were perfect accents.

Using several colors of StazOn Studio Glaze, I outlined the leaves.  I let them dry before continuing.


Next, I filled in the leaves with other colors and mixed the colors together with my fingers.  The leaves look amazing.


Once dry, I placed the leaves on the cards.



Happy Fall.

Thanks for stopping by.










Paws Wood Card Mini Album

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini album I  created using the Paws Wood Card set.  The Wood Cards have so many options as far as projects go.  For mine, I  documented favorite kitten photos of our cats Hazel and Oliver. 


I  painted my Wood Cards with chalk paint in Patina Blue first.  Chalk paint works wonderful with the birch wood as it dries quickly and looks smooth. I  then used patterned paper and coordinating stickers to adorn the front of my Card, leaving the paws "open" to show the next pages. 


I  had the idea to use acrylic for my pages and decided to use tags from the Acrylic Tag Album. I  cut approximately 1/4 of an inch off the ends so they would fit in my album. I  then tied different colors of seam binding at the end of my tags to add color. 


I  cut my photos down to 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 to fit my pages and then added my embellishments. 




I  like to add extra pages to my albums such as envelopes or bags. Here, I  used a kraft envelope which I  adhered some tulle ribbon around the flap. 


This gives room to add extra photos, journaling or embellishments!  I   don't use my stamps nearly enough so using a fun sentiment was perfect for my pages!




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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, letter stickers: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug, Maya Road; paint: Plaid; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; ink, metal charm, stapler: Ranger; stamp: Technique Tuesday; kraft envelope: Maya Road; washi tape: American Crafts, Freckled Fawn;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings. 

Snowman Pallet by Susan Frase

Hello Clear Scraps friends! I am excited to share with you today a fun snowman pallet I put together using one of our new pallet shapes and chalk paint.

Snowman pallet

I started out by painting the wooden snowman pallet a navy blue. Once that was dry I rubbed a wax candle all over the front of it. This creates a resist for distressing later. Then paint a cream chalk paint over the top of the wax coating.


Once the paint dried I took a scouring pad from the kitchen and started to distress the area of the snowman where I wanted the navy blue paint to show thru. If I messed up and rubbed too hard, I just repainted and work the area again to achieve the desired look.

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When I had the desired look I wanted I finished my snowman off by decoration with a felt hat I cutout, ribbon, embellishments, flannel scarf and painting a red heart from wood.

Super easy to do! Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project.

If you would like one of these kits we have them available to purchase. Snowman kit (click here) or Email us at [email protected] Comes with everything you need except for the paint, wax and tools/scouring pad, you will need to get those separate. Kit are only $21.99 each plus shipping.

(They come with colored instruction how to do it step by step)

Creative blessings to each of you,

Susan Frase

Clear Scraps



Clear Scraps Large snowman pallet

Felt sheet cut to match the hat part of the pallet

Ribbon and embellishment

Flannel scarf

Sheepskin and Navy Chalk paint from Plaid

FALL Home Decor

Happy November, Clear Scraps friends!
Today I'm sharing the Expressions Large Fall Vertical Title. I love turning these into Home Decor pieces.


For this piece, I peeled the protective film from the backside and adhered the letters one by one onto different sheets of paper, trimming each one before moving onto the next letter.


I used stazon ink around the letters on the front side to add some dimension. I also traced two more leaves and cut them smaller than the leaf and folded them in half to create some texture and dimension there as well.


I hot glued twine around the L's and also hot glued twine to create a hanger for the FALL decor. Add on a few stickers and flowers and it's complete!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Supplies used: Clear Scraps Expressions Fall Vertical
Stazon Ink, Kraft Knife, Beacons 3-in-1 glue, hot glue, twine, Recollections flowers, The Paper Studio PP