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December 2018

Christmas Tags by Steph

Hi everyone, Christmas is almost here and it's ready to wrap Christmas gifts.   Steph Ackerman here with a set of Christmas Tags using the Ornaments Embellishments.  This set includes 4 different ornaments that can be painted, stained, or even covered with pattern papers.


I created tags from pattern paper and cardstock, but you could easily use office tags if that's what you've got on hand.  Add some embossed foil panels to each tag.


Using StazOn Studio Glaze, I painted each ornament in assorted colors.  Add each ornament to the tag and finish with a stamped sentiment and some twine.


You can now tie the tags to your Christmas packages or even use them on your cards.

Thanks for stopping by.



Christmas Wood Card and Decor

Hello everyone!  Laura with you today sharing some holiday home decor

with some of the fun everyday and holiday Clear Scraps products!


I had promised a Christmas version when I posted the autumn version

of this home decor piece (that could easily be a card for someone

special if you would rather).  This time it's a little different.

Instead of the raw wood that I stenciled on last time, this

version has paper covering the Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card.

After the base green paper, I added a border strip piece and tied

around a piece of twine.

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The word Joy is stenciled with the Clear Scraps 6" Fruit of the Spirit stencil.

I taped off the other words around the word Joy using painters tape.  Then

painted away.  I brushed the edges of the cardstock with a little paint

to make the word really stand out.

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These sweet little ornaments are the X-mas Bulb Chipboard embellishments

from Clear Scraps.  Love the details on these....all of these chip pieces

(there are sooooo many to choose from) can be found HERE!

One of my favorite embellishments because you can paint, like

I did here, with red and green and then brushed the edges with

a bit of white, or emboss, or use spray ink, or, or.....a lot of options!

After gluing everything down, I added a couple of twine bows,

a little chipboard holly sticker and some bling, and it was ready to

pop onto a 5x7 piece of red cardstock and frame. 

This project is such a fun, easy way to add to your home decor,

and better yet, have one piece that you can add seasons

or holidays to as you go along.

Hope you are inspired to give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Blank Wood Card, 6" Fruit of the Spirit Stencil

X-mas Bulb Chipboard Embellishments

Other:  Beacon Adhesive, Bella Blvd Merry Christmas-paper and chipboard,

red cardstock, twine, rhinestones, acrylic paint.












Xmas Tree w/Star Wood Pallet

Good morning Clear Scraps, friends! Leah here with you today sharing the Xmas Tree w/star Pallet shape! It's the perfect home decor item for the season.


To start, I painted the trunk of the tree in an antique brown wax stain.


Then I used a gel stain in green to lightly paint the tree.


Do you see that glorious wood grain showing through? I love it!

I then took a whitewash and applied it to the tree to add a distressed look.


While that dried, I painted the star in a yellow chalk paint.


I used found items from the dollar store such as the metal star, snowflakes, and garland beads as my embellishments.


I arranged them before hot gluing them down.


Stay tuned, you'll be seeing more cuteness with this tree this month. :)


Leah Crowe

Clear Scraps Xmas Tree w/star Birch Wood Pallet
Unicorn spit Gel paint stain 
Waverly chalk paint and Antique Wax
Buttons Galore & More Buttons
American Crafts Thickers 
Dollar Store Found items (Snowflakes, garland beads, metal star)

Snowman Pallet by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with the Snowman Pallet, one of the new Clear Scrap products.

Who doesn't love decorating snowmen?   It may be too cold outside to build a snowman so why not create your own in the comfort of your warm home.


I started by painting the snowman white and his hat with a dark gray.


I added different colored buttons down his body.


I added a pattern paper panel on the hat and a pine spray in the corner.


And what snowman is not complete without a scarf?  So I crocheted him a black and red scarf which is perfect for the holidays.


Thanks for stopping by.



Stocking Mini Pallet Ornament

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun, easy project I  created using one of the new Mini Pallet Shapes! These small sized embellishments are perfect for cards, layouts or the front of a mini album!  I  used the Stocking Mini Pallet Shape to create a holiday ornament for the tree! 


I  began by applying a couple coats of white chalk paint to the front of my Mini Pallet.  Chalk paint dries quickly and looks great on the birch wood! 


After allowing my paint to dry, I  measured and cut strips of patterned paper to adhere to the "slats" of the Stocking.  I  found that its best to use a liquid adhesive that is solvent based such as Beacon 3-in-1 or Zip Dry.  


I  then turned my Stocking over and used an x-acto knife to cut away the excess paper. Using a sanding tool on the edges helps to smooth them further.  


I  then added small embellishments such as die cuts, stickers, and buttons to the front.  


The birch wood is thin enough to use a Crop-o-dile or hole punch. Here, I  added some twine to hang my Stocking. 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Mini Pallet Shapes by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, buttons:  Crate Paper; paint: ArtMinds; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: twine.  

Printer Tray Frame, Christmas style, with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a really fun Christmas project.  You will need the Printer Tray Frame by Clear Scraps.  They have several different designs, this can be created with any design ~ so just pick your favorite!  You will also need some festive chipboard pieces for the Printer Tray spaces.    Get some paint, glue, photo, pattern paper and you are ready to create a Christmas themed Printer Tray.

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  1. Paint the top frame with acrylic paint.  I went with a Hunter green (really dark green).  Let dry.
  2.  Gather the chipboard pieces that will go in the spaces of the Printer s Tray and lay them out.

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Designers note ~ When I picked up my frame to paint , I flipped it making my design wrong (what photo shows) so I just went with it.  No biggie!!!!
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4. The next step is embossing the chipboard embellishments.  (Stars and lamp post).
5. The holly and 2 hanging ornaments were painted with acrylic paint.  Set aside while back frame is prepared.
6. Cover back of frame with pattern paper and glue on frames thus creating the open Printer Tray.  The acrylic frame cover was not used for this project.  (Makes a great acrylic scrapbook page for later.

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7. Add prepared embellishments to each section on the Printer Tray.  Use a strong wet glue (supply list below).
8. Speckle with white acrylic paint, when all sections are filled in.  I use an old toothbrush and water down the paint.  Works great!!
9. Add photo last.

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Supply List:

Clear Scraps: 12" Small Rectangles Printer Tray
Clear Scraps: chipboard embellishments ~ Stars, Christmas Bulbs, Holly and Street Lamp Post
Beacon 527
Distress Oxide Ink
Embossing Powder/high gloss
DecoArt/acrylic paint
Pattern Paper/Quick Quotes
stickers, twine, buttons, rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member