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February 2019

Buffalo Plaid Phone Stand

I am on a Buffalo Plaid kick!  I love how it looks and I love using it in my home decor.  Christine joining you today and I am going to show you one of our new Wood Phone Stands decorated with Gray Buffalo Plaid!  


I painted the entire background of the Hearts Wood Phone Stand - lots of paint tape and patience involved in that process.  The nice thing was I really only needed two colors of paint, gray and white!  Because this phone stand is made of wood, I opted to prime it first with some white spray paint.  Generally I like wood grain to show thru, but knowing I was going to create a pattern, I wanted to minimize that aspect.


Inspired by the hearts that are already cut out of the stand, I opted for a love phrase for my stand!  I cut out the "Faith, Hope, Love" phrase on my electronic cutting machine and then adhered it using transfer tape.


My phone fits on this stand perfectly - even with the knob on the back of it, the shelf still holds it well!  We've got lots of options for phone stands in the Clear Scraps store, be sure to swing by and check them all out!


Clear Scraps Acrylic Clipboard - You're in My Heart

Hi everyone!  Laura here to share a little

 romance with you all today!

And what goes better with romance than....

a mixed media project!

Ok, maybe not everyone's idea of romance,

but I think once you see how fun using different

inks, stamps and stencils, you might just fall in love (haha!)

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The scraps of paper I used, and the stickers, are pretty,

and they made a perfect little card for my clipboard.

I tied on a little bow, added a few puffy heart stickers,

and a lovely lacy punched border along the bottom edge.

But the clipboard is the star of this romantic project.

The Clear Scraps Clipboard Mini in the Rectangle Scallop

shape is where this project starts.

Clear Scraps has many different shapes of these cuties,

and you can find them all HERE.

First I peeled off the protective plastic covering on

both sides, and then used alcohol inks in 3 coordinating

colors and applied them to one side using a foam applicator.

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Next up, I flipped it over and stamped the acrylic piece

with a sheet music stamp using black Staz-On ink.

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I love this look on it's own, but I wanted to soften it

a little bit, so I pulled out my Clear Scraps stencils!

I used the 6" Damask stencil and some white

pearl texture paste/dimensional paint and

applied it over the top of the stamped sheet

music image, using a pallet knife.

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Ok, I can't lie here.....I thought this was so pretty,

I almost left it just as a mixed media mini clipboard.

It's definitely a stand alone project! 

But in the end, being a romance project and all,

I decided to clip on that sweet little romantic

sentiment, so I could give it to someone special.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I hope you are inspired to try a little mixed media

using some of the Clear Scraps acrylics!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Mini Clipboard -  Rectangle Scallop,

6" Damask Stencil

Other:  Alcohol Inks, Sheet Music Stamp, Staz-On ink,

Art Anthology pearl texture paste, patterned paper, stickers.

Mason Jar Wood Pallet Decor by Nancy


Hello, everyone!

It's Nancy here with a new project to share with you!

This is another fun new product project, using:

Mason Jar DIY Pallet Shape,

and the

Create XL Script Wood Word.

I had lots of fun with paint on this project.

I also took process photos but they somehow got deleted!

I can't find them anywhere!

Here's the finished project:


I began by painting the entire piece with brown acrylic paint.

When it was dry, I coated it with crackle medium.

When that was dry, I painted the top with black paint,

and the bottom with buttercream paint.

It's so fun to watch the crackle happen! :o)


I inked the "Create" with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

When it was dry, I glued it in place.

Finally, I tied a ribbon around the top of the jar,

and added an extra double-loop bow!


Other Materials Used:
Acrylic Paint: Black, Brown, Buttercream;
Crackle Medium;
Ink: Distress Ink - Faded Jeans;
Ribbon: Offray.

Clear Scraps Products Used:

Mason Jar DIY Pallet Shape

Create XL Script Wood Word


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

Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer

Butterfly Pallet By Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with one of the new pallets - Circle Medium DIY Pallet and Love Chipboard Word Title.


At approximately 8", the Medium Circle Pallet has lots of room to create a wonderful wall hanging.  I started by painting it black as I wanted my decorative elements to pop.


I cut Rinea Fuschia/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper smaller than the pallet then distressed the edges before adhering it to the panel.


Next, I die cut butterflies from Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and adhered them to the Fuschia Foiled Paper to serve as the base of my project.


Then I adhered a selection of items from my stash - tickets, flowers, and envelopes.  


Additional butterflies were added along with Princess Sequins representing the butterfly trails.


Finally, I inked Love and adhered it across the pallet.

Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Papers, Flowers, Spellbinders dies



Wood Word on a Scrapbook Layout

The home decor and crafts route is an obvious choice when it comes to the XL Wood Words/Quotes.  But have you considered how you can work them into a scrapbook layout?  Christine joining you today to showcase how I used the Hello XL Wood Word on a Scrapbook Layout!


When I first laid eyes on the different XL Wood Words, scrapbook layout was not what came to mind.  But the more I looked at them, the more I realized they could be a really cool title and/or focal point for a layout.  


There are so many options for how to color these!  I opted for a quick and easy white spray paint.  


This one measures about 9.75 inches by 4 inches tall, so it easily fits on a 12 X 12 inch scrapbook layout.  All the measurements are on the website - so you will know what's coming before you buy it!  I made a process video for this whole scrapbook layout - you can check it out here.

Thanks so much for joining me today and be sure to checkout ALL of our XL Wood Words/Quotes!

Tablet Stand with a Wood Quote by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a fun project using the acrylic Tablet Stand and one of the newly released Wood Quotes by Clear Scraps.  The Wood Quotes are really a neat product and there are so many ways to use them.   I have combined the Tablet Stand with one of the Wood Quotes to decorate the front.

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The wood quote was painted with acrylic paint, sanded down (to remove rough edges) and speckled with white acrylic paint.  Matching pattern paper was double matted and adhered to the front of the tablet stand.  White acrylic paint was speckled on the acrylic also.   The wood quotes look amazing on all types of items.  

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Clear Scraps has ten newly released Wood Quote words.  The quotes can be used separately or with the new Medium DIY Pallet shapes by Clear Scraps.   Here is an example of a wood quote on a pallet shape.  So pretty anyway you want to create with them.

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Products used:

Clear Scraps: Wood Quote/ "faith over fear"
Clear Scraps: Scallop Tablet Stand/acrylic
Pattern Paper: Authentique
Beacon 527
acrylic paint
sand paper

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

New Chipboard embellishment cards

Hi Clear Scraps fam! Leah here with you today sharing these super cute chipboard embellishments that I used to make two cards.

This one features the Girl Cloud cutout.


I cut down the 12x12 Acrylic and turned them into 4x6" cards.


Using these chipboard cutouts on acrylic allows you to create 3d looks by allowing stuff to show through from the back to the front. Notice the star behind the G?


Once I placed the star behind the front panel, I then assembled the girl cloud to the front. So fun!

The baby pin chipboard embellishments I decided to paint pink as well since I used it on the birthday girl card.



Leah Crowe

Products Used
Clear Scraps: 12x12 Acrylic Sheet; Chipboard Embellishments: Baby Pins, Girl Cloud
Pattern Paper: K&Company, MAMBI, Echo Park,
Embellies: Enamel Dots, Washi Tape, Echo Park Alpha
Beacons 3-in-1 glue, Scotch foam tape
Unicorn spit paint
WRMK typewrite

Vintage Garden Canvas

Hello! It's Jennifer back on the blog to share another project I  created with one of the fabulous new releases!  The Farmhouse Wood Stencils go perfect with the Medium Pallet shapes but you can use them on other surfaces as well. I  found a burlap canvas at my local big box craft store and thought it would go perfect with the Vintage Garden Farmhouse Wood Stencil


I   applied acrylic white paint with a foam paint brush. The burlap soaks up the paint so I  went slow and applied at least three coats.  My end result wasn't even but I  think it gives my project a distressed/vintage look.  Before adding embellishments, I  used chalk ink in brown along the edges of my canvas. 


Here, I  used one of the Monarch Butterfly Chipboard Embellishments that I  painted white. I  then heat embossed with a glitter teal color to give it extra pop.  Then using my Silhouette, I  cut layered flowers with different patterns and fastening brads in the center.  I  also adhered a few paper flowers in with my embellishments for more dimension. 


I   also utilized my butterfly hand punches to add additional accents. I  found using my hot glue gun worked best with affixing my embellishments.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the new 6x16 Stencils by going HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Crate Paper; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabby; paint: DecoArt; chalk ink: Quick Quotes; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections;  die cut machine: Silhouette:  cut file: "Flower" by Samantha Walker #55845; misc: brads

Our Home Pallet Hanging by Nancy


Hello, everyone!

It's Nancy back here with you today!

Today I'm sharing some more fun new products:

the Our Home XL Script Wood Quote, and

the Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape.

Here's what they look like together:


I started by measuring and cutting the paper 1/8" smaller 

all around than the wood. 

I inked all the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink,

before adhering it to the wood. 


I inked the entire Our Home wood piece 

using Peeled Paint Distress Ink,

with an inking tool.


I then cut and adhered a scrap of cardstock

behind the heart "o" in Home.


Finally, I adhered the word piece in place

on the decorated pallet.


I added a hanger on the back for hanging.

Another option would be to punch holes in the pallet,

and hang it with twine or wire. 


Other Materials Used:
Papers: MME - In Bloom, Scrap of Matching Cardstock;
Inks: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint.

Clear Scraps Products Used:

Our Home XL Script Wood Quote

Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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

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Nancy Nickel - Clear Scraps Designer

Clear Scraps Wood Card Home Decor - Be My Valentine

Hi everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!

I'm adding another cute insert to the home decor frame project!

If you remember my posts for this little project, it started

with a fall insert created on a Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card.

Next came the Christmas insert using another wood card,

and some of Clear Scraps amazing chipboard embellishments.

If you want a refresher, you can find those projects HERE and HERE.

This month I'm sharing the Valentine's version with you!

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I'm just over the moon in love with this project, it's so easy

to take a few scraps of paper (a GREAT way to use up those

scraps from scrapbooking, card making, or any paper crafting

project!) and then a few stickers, layer them up with some

basic cardstock on the little wood card, and frame it up!

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This time I just painted the card with white acrylic paint,

and then brushed around the edges with some gray

paint once the white was dry.  But you can stencil it,

stamp it, ink it, whatever you choose.  Or you could

even leave it just the plain wood card for a cool rustic look.

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For this project, I created the center card and framed it on

red cardstock, then glued it onto the wood card using Beacon Adhesive

once it was good and dry.  Then I glued the wood card onto the 5x7"

black cardstock background, and put it into the frame.

Another great addition to my sweet and simple home decor project.

And it's great because it's almost like storing a few greeting cards,

and I've got all the holidays covered in the one item.

Well, not yet.....more to come soon of course!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!   Soon it's time

to think Spring!!  I don't know about you, but I can't wait!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card

Other:  Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings,  red and black cardstock,

white and gray acrylic paint, twine.

Clear Scraps 2019 Design Team Call!


ATTENTION CRAFTERS!!! Clear Scraps is looking for a few NEW excited design team members to join us from April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020. Do you love paper crafts, scrapbooking, card making, painting or mixed media art? Then we want YOU!  Clear Scraps is one of the top USA leaders in manufacturing acrylic, chipboard and wood albums, embellishments, stencils and home d├ęcor products. 

Please visit our website at

We are looking for designers that are:

EXCITED about crafting and love to share their work!

Create 3 awesome projects per month using Clear Scraps provided material and industry partner products.

Can work under a deadline, and be accountable to their scheduling commitments.

Enjoy using acrylic, chipboard, wood and stencil products to create with.
Post on social media, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and (required)
Can take quality photos of their work and be excited about sharing their talents monthly.

Create step by step tutorials with photos and written instructions

Submission Details:
Call deadline is March 3rd, 2019
Announcement on March 10th, 2019

Start April 1st 2019 thru March 31st 2020

Design Team Compensation: 
Generous amount of Clear Scraps and Preferred Partners products 

New release Clear Scraps products to design with several times per term
Compensation for Publication and other incentive programs

Compensation for videos (under our guidelines)

Design Team button for your blog

Design team recognition  

Send your submission to  [email protected] 


Please include answers to these questions in your submission: (below)

Name, email, address, phone number?
Provide 2-3 samples of your work with (acrylic, chipboard, wood, mixed media) please ensure images are under 1MB and 500X500 pixels or less.
Name, email, address, phone number? 

Introduce yourself and tell us why you are applying for our team?
Let us know what experience you have working with acrylic, chipboard, wood, stencils or mixed media projects?

Links to your blog, resume or gallery. How often do you post?

Do you have a Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram account with your art work?

Do you design for other manufactures design teams, if so which ones?
Tell us any other information that you would like us to know.


Our Design team is open worldwide.

Have Fun!  Be Creative!  Submit Today!






Buffalo Plaid Wood Pallet

I have been loving all the Buffalo Plaid patterns on everything everywhere.  But it's not super spring friendly in it's natural state with the red and black.  I have noticed it in a spring friendly form in home decor too - with a gray and white pattern.  I decided to try to replicate it on my own using this new Plaque Medium Diy Pallet! Christine joining you today with a DIY pallet project!


So let's start off being totally clear - recreating Buffalo Plaid on your own with painters tape and paint is no easy task.  Patience and time are definitely a requirement!  That said, in the end I was really happy with how this turned out!


In addition to lots of paint on the background, I also added wood stain to the wood word "Believe" and secured that onto my pallet!


I opted for wood stain here instead of paint so that the natural look would come thru a little more.  The versatility of these products is what makes them so great!  You can use the Plaque Medium DIY Pallet Shape for so many different things - adding quotes or wood, painting it, staining it!  The possibilities are endless!

Thanks so much for joining me today!




Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet - Love You Always

Hello Everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing a little February inspiration,

romance, and yes, a little love....with some  Clear Scraps acrylic and wood words!

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When this one was created, I was thinking, wall hanging, or even

scrapbook LO with a picture.  But it looks great without a picture too, so

I decided to leave it that way.  It's a nice option to have it as

a Valentine's, or really everyday,  home decor piece

(you know how I love a good home decor piece!).

This project started with the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet

These are so much fun to play with!  If you haven't

tried one yet, don't be afraid to give one a try!

To give it a little interest, I brushed the edges with gray

acrylic paint as you can see here along the upper edge:

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Super simple to do,  just use a paint dauber, or if you want,

you can use a foam brush or foam dauber that you'd use with inks.

It gives the acrylic sheet a little interest and makes a nice frame

for the project.  The little "peeling wallpaper" look at the top

left is easy to do, just make a little tear in the paper, ink the

edges and rough them up and roll slightly, then take a small

scrap of contrasting paper and glue it behind.

Clear Scraps makes these wonderful XL Script Wood Words.

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To create the look on the bare wood, it's painted with

gray acrylic paint.  Then after it's dry, it's stamped with

black archival ink (I used a sheet music stamp).

To finish it off, the edges of the word are brushed with

black distress ink using a foam applicator.

Then everything was glued down with Beacon Adhesive.

It works perfectly with the acrylic page and the wood word!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Make sure to stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Sheet, Love XL Script Wood Word

Other: Beacon Adhesive, acrylic paint, archival ink, distress ink,

music sheet music stamp (Tim Holtz),  Photo Play Moments in Time.

Hearts Wood Phone Stand by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here!!!  Clear Scraps have hit it out of the park with the new Hearts Wood Phone Stand, pretty cool product.  They have two other styles in the Clear Scraps online store You have to check them out!!   So fun and so useful!!  I love useful and did I mention cute, it has to be cute.

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I did a little something different with this phone stand.  Sometime my phone is on charge when I'm using it and I need to write something down.  It is so nice to have the notepad at my finger tip.  Let me show you how cute this phone stand looks~

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This is a view of the backside of the Hearts Wood Phone Stand.  Hubby even thought it was pretty clever.  Super easy to add a pocket, for a notepad, to the back of the phone stand.   There is even room for a pen or pencil in the pocket too.  

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1. Paint the wood phone stand , on both sides and let it dry.
2. I used a vintage library card holder for my note pad pocket.  I added decorative paper to the note pad(back) and the front of the library card pocket.  I used strong double sided tape.
3. The next step is decorate the front of the Hearts Wood Phone Stand. I painted an Ivy around the hearts and then added decorative paper behind the cutout hearts (so it would show through the cutout hearts on the front).  
4. The next step is to attach the pocket to the back of the phone stand.  I used Beacon 527.  Great wet glue for this type of project. 

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will check out the Wood Phone Stands by Clear Scraps!  
Make em' pretty and happy crafting!

Connie Mercer/Dt Member

Mini wood pallets with Leah

Hi Clear Scraps friends! Today I'm sharing these brand new miniature wooden pallets. They are so fun to work with, and I'll share with you how I created them.

Bunny Mini Pallet Shape


When I was placing the paper on the wood slats, I wanted the butterfly located near the neck. A trick I figured out was to hold the paper up to a light source, along with the pallet, to figure out placement of the patterns in relation to the position on the wood.

Then I just carefully turned the paper over and marked a few spots on the paper so I could lift the wood away and add my glue. This helps to get the wood back in the spot I chose.


Using a craft knife, cut away the excess paper and embellish.


Heart Mini Pallet Shape

This one came together quickly. Using the Modellier Cream from the 2019 January Q Kit, I applied the cream all around the edge of the heart using my fingertip.

Heart_MiniPalletsm3_LeahCroweOnce dried, I traced the heart onto a piece of paper, and cut inside the traced image by 1/4".


I popped up the heart paper using foam dots, then enbellished with enamel dots. Voila!

Jar Mini Pallet Shape

This one is my favorite. The jar and the twine just make me happy. I started by adhering the jar pallet to pattern paper. I used my craft knife to cut in between the slats on the backside of the jar.


Then flip the jar pattern side up to finish cutting the paper by gently placing your craft knife against the edge of the cut line.

Once the inside slats are cut, finish up by removing the excess paper around the edges.

Next, add some twine to the top of the jar.


Embellish. These are perfect for mini albums, scrapbook pages, or magnets!


Leah  Crowe

Products Used:

Clear Scraps: Mini Wood Pallets: Bunny, Jar, Heart, Jan 2019 Q Kit
Pattern Paper: MAMBI, Recollections, K&Company
Stickers: October Afternoon, American Craft, Echo Park, HipKit
Misc: Twine, Staples, Distress Oxide Ink
Beacons 3-in-1 glue, scotch foam tape