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Create Your Own Altered Acrylic Clipboard


Greetings from beneath the sea!  Today I am excited to share my altered Scalloped Clipboard.  Rather than creating a office usable clipboard, I choose to turn my clipboard into a piece of art!  I chose to make good use of the transparency of the acrylic clipboard by decorating both the under and top sides of clipboard! You can see the dimension it creates!


Start by gluing the glitter card stock on the under side of clip board.   Be sure to use a clear adhesive when gluing on the under side of clipboard.  (note: you will need a strong adhesive to adhere the glitter card stock)


Adhere border strip on top side of clip board.


Create 3 - dimensional mermaid focal point by fussy cutting layers of mermaid papers. 


Adhere to clipboard and embellish with stickles.  Add title block to finish clipboard.  

You can see below how my Altered Clipboard Sparkles!!!!!



Thanks for checking in!


Notecards with Heart Cluster Stencil

Today I would like to share some notecards I created using the Heart Cluster Stencil by Clear Scraps.  These notecards where very easy and fast to create.  I wanted to show how versatile Clear Scrap stencils can be.  So lets jump right into a short tutorial on how I created these cards.


First I took some cream colored cardstock, I then put the stencil on and by spreading the modeling paste I created these beautiful hearts. 


When the paste dried I then cut them out with a heart shaped metal die and inked them with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

After I cut them out I added them to some 3x3 notecards.  I added some pattern paper and a little lace.  I popped up the hearts with foam dimensional's.


The finished result is beautiful.  These would be amazing to receive with a gift or just send as a thank you.


Secret Garden Shaker Card

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and I'm back today with a fun springtime shaker card perfect for Mother's Day or just to say hello.  Something about this beautiful mini shaker window reminded me of an English garden, so I decided to surround it with tons of flowers and leafy vines to create a little secret garden for my recipient.

Secret Garden Window Shaker Card by Annie Williams - Main for CS

I started by embossing some white cardstock with a stone pattern embossing folder (texture enhance by lightly inking with grey ink) to create the wall of a house for my window.  Then I die cut two layers of greenery border, one in light green and one in dark green, and popped them up around the edges with foam tape.  I finished the edges off with tons of tiny shaped flowers.

Secret Garden Window Shaker Card by Annie Williams - Detail for CS

Before assembling the window shaker, I first painted the top layer with white pearl acrylic paint and added some blue patterned paper that resembled wallpaper to the back layer.  After stacking two window chip forms on the chip back (adhering each layer with glue), I filled each section with some dreamy pink and clear iridescent sequins.  So that the cat silhouette would remain in front of the sequins, I added the black die-cut on top of the two chip form layers before adhering the acrylic divider, and finally the white pearl layer.

Secret Garden Window Shaker Card by Annie Williams - Full for CS

The shaker element is fairly thick, so I used heavy-duty double-sided tape to adhere it to the front of my card.  A die cut window box stamped with a sweet sentiment and filled with even more flowers seemed like a necessary touch to finish off this already pretty ornate card.

I hope you enjoyed this springtime shaker card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many fun shaker shapes to choose from, which would you use to make a card?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white pearl acrylic paint, various cardstock, flower, greenery border, and window box dies, grey ink, pink and clear sequins, sentiment stamp, stone embossing folder, foam tape, double-sided tape

Hope Deco Medium Pallet

Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a home decor project I  created with a few of the new Clear Scraps products released this past January!  Its tough to pick what is my favorite but I  do love the Medium Pallet Shapes! They are the perfect size to create your own home decor projects!


Beginning with the Deco Medium Pallet Shape, I  applied a light coat of chalk paint in patina.  I  allowed some of the wood to show through in certain areas. You can also take sanding paper to the front of your pallet once the paint is dry to create a distressed look. 


The chalk paint dries pretty fast; one of the many reasons why I  love using it on the Clear Scraps wood!  I  secured my Hope Is 4x6 Stencil to the pallet with washi tape before applying chalk paint to the surface. I   added paint in small amounts to prevent bleeding underneath my stencil.


Here is a close up of the end result!


While waiting for my pallet to dry, I  painted frame of the Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishment with white chalk paint. Again, I  allowed some of the chipboard to show because I  wanted a distressed look. 


I  took the base of the Mason Jar and applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I  then "flipped" the chipboard over and placed face down on the back side of the patterned paper I  wanted to use.


Using my scissors, I  cut around the shape to remove excess paper. You may also use a sanding tool to smooth any edges. 


I  then adhered the two pieces of chipboard together, added some bakers twine and adhered to my pallet.  From my stash, I  adorned the Mason Jar with glitter flowers using pop dots so they would stand out. 


To finish, I  used two of my hand punches to add butterflies for accent.  I  also punched holes at the top of my pallet so I  could string seam binding through in order to hang my project. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  I  hope this inspires you to do some creating with one of the many new Clear Scraps products! 

Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper: Carta Bella; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; paint: Plaid; adhesive: Beacon, Therm o Web; pearl accents: Stickers by Jolee; flowers: Prima; punches: Martha Stewart; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers. 

This is Us layout

Hi, Clear Scraps fam! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter! My family and I had a lovely time hanging out and loving on one another this year.


I created this layout using the awesome 12x12 Acrylic sheet and also the new large stencil, This is Us.

I love how using the large stencil and paint created this super cute large title on the layout. I sponged paint through the stencil, and once that dried I outlined the letters using enamel accents. That created a nice raised edge around the title.


The beautiful part about using the paint on acrylic, it also created this lovely see through effect. Notice the pattern paper peeking through the lettering? I love that look.

Thisisus4_LeahCroweAll that was left to do was add the finishing embellishment touches.

Check out all of our new Farmhouse stencils in the store, what would you use your stencil for?

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet; This Is Us Farmhouse Stencil
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories, Crate Paper
Paint: Unicorn Spit; Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents
Stickers: American Crafts, Crate Paper, Shimelle Wood Buttons
Glue: Scotch ATG, Foam Dots, Beacons3-in-1

Create a Pocket Sized Inspirational Faith Album with Clear Scraps Mini Acrylic Albums

Hi Chris here sharing this cute pocket sized Faith book I created with Clears Scraps Mini Tab Acrylic Album. ClearScrapMiniTabAlbum

Sometimes during the day, I like to read inspirational faith sayings.  I created this pocket sized mini album to fit in my purse! What a better way to keep some sayings handy whenever I need them! 

Start by precutting, punching and stamping all your pieces. 

Precut page edges 1 1/4 x 3 inches from card stock. 


Cut Flutter papers to various sizes.


Punch Scalloped circles and stamp inspirational saying onto punches circles. 


Assemble pages as desired.  Here are a few close ups of the pages during construction. 




IMG_1205Here are the pictures of the finished album.




Clear Scraps Supplies Used

Clears Scraps Mini Tab Acrylic Album

Other Supplies used 

Paper, Stickers & Ephemera ( Graphic 45 - Flutter Collection), Stamps (Stampabilities  - Have Faith), Inks (Archival - red, black), Punches ( 2 inch scallop, butterfly, bird), Card stock (pink, red, yellow, blue, white), mini flowers, Adhesive (ScraPrfect Best Glue Ever) 

I hope you are inspired to get crafty!  

Clear Scraps - Crafty Girl Heart Printer's Tray

Hi there everyone!!!  Hope you are having a great week!

Laura here with you today, sharing a project

using one of the Clear Scraps Printer's Tray Frames!


This one is the Heart Printer's Tray Frame, thought it

was perfect since, I LOVE crafting, and that's what

this home decor piece is all about! 

Will make a fun addition to a crafty space, right??!!

These trays come in all different shapes, some fun,

like this one, some basic, a lot to pick from!

I used black acrylic paint on this one, but lots

of other options with inks, or stamps, sprays,

or even embossing powders.   Lot's of creative options.

Check them all out in the Clear Scraps store HERE.

The trays are fun to create because you can layer

up the pieces you use to decorate it.


The girl, flowers, and art/crafter stickers are layered

up on the outside of the tray.  I used some foam

tape too, for a little more depth.  The "crafting is

my jam" is under the clear acrylic cover on the tray

as are the sequins I added to a few sections for a

little extra bling and movement.

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These are also under the tray.....layered in with some

plain cardstock, and also a little foam tape, even

though it is under the acrylic cover.   But then the

bling I used near the I am creative sticker....that's

put on the outside again.  It's such a great way

to add a lot of interest and depth to your project

when you have that acrylic layer you can

put stickers and embellishments either under

or the top of it!  Love!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hope you are inspired to create your own!

Make sure to stop back soon for more

inspiration coming your way!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Heart Printer's Tray Frame

Other:  Echo Park I Heart Crafting paper, stickers.

rhinestones, black acrylic paint, sequins, black cardstock.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas

Hi everyone!  Annie here with a fun home décor project made with the Jar Mini Pallet Shape.  Spring has really sprung in my neck of the woods so I've been enjoying all things floral, but if you're in an area where you're still waiting to see that first pop of color, then this super bright and dimensional canvas would definitely hold you over in the meantime!

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Main

I've always loved turquoise mason jars the most and wanted to emulate the look of mercury glass as well, so decided to paint the jar shape in a way that would make it the star of the piece.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Paint Metallic Coat

Using silver metallic acrylic paint, I painted a basecoat on the jar that would literally shine through the cracks of my top coat for a mercury glass-inspired look.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Paint Blue Coat

Next, I laid the Shattered Glass Stencil over the entire shape and pounced turquoise satin acrylic paint over top.  Since this is a very intricate stencil, the pouncing method works best to prevent paint from seeping under the beautiful design.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Remove Stencil

When you remove the stencil, you'll have a beautiful blue jar with silver metallic cracks throughout (not exactly mercury glass, but it definitely reminds me of it).

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Glue to Canvas

Once dry, wrap white twine around the neck of the jar and adhere it to the lower half of a canvas board.  Here I've used hot glue to adhere my jar to a grey burlap art board.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Add Greenery

You can be as creative as you'd like when you fill your jar.  I die-cut flowers out of felt and shaped them myself for my piece, but you can just as easily buy paper or silk flowers to fill your canvas.  Don't forget some greenery!  I started by adhering leafy branches and baby's breath to the canvas with hot glue to create a nice base for the floral arrangement.  Then to help keep the arrangement centered and dimensional, I popped the center flower up about a half-inch with a half-sphere foam piece.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Assembled

Fill the canvas up with the rest of your flowers for a full and dimensional look and place it inside a simple frame to hang on the wall or easily display on a shelf.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Detail

I hope you enjoyed this bright and dimensional décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  What are you going to fill your jar with?

~ Annie

Additional products used: silver metallic acrylic paint, turquoise satin acrylic paint, stencil pouncer, 9" x 12" grey burlap art board, flower and leaf dies, various colors of felt, hot glue gun, white twine, frame

Magical Acrylic Panel by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using several Clear Scraps products to create a 12" x 12"  layout.  Have you seen all the acylics to create with?


I used an XL Clear Shape for the base of my layout.  You can find assorted XL Clear Shapes here.  At 12" x 12", these Clear Shapes can be painted, stained, ink, and even covered with pattern paper.  They easily slip into scrapbooks, can be used in shadow boxes or simply hung up as is.


Remove the film from one side of the acrylic panel. Use molding paste with the Shiplap Stencil in 2 opposite corner and the 6" Swirl Pumpkin Stencil in the other 2 corners.  The Swirl Purmpkin stencil is so versatile that you can use it for non fall projects.


Once dry, spritz the panel with assorted colors of Fireworks! shimmery craft sprays, picking up on the colors in the photos.  Once dry, remove the film from the other side.  This has ensured that the other side remains free of paints and inks while working.


Determine the placement of the  letters and adhere to the layout.  Since I was creating a beach theme, I used Mod Podge Spray Glue across the layout and poured on mini art stones.  As the mini stones resembled grains of sand, they were a perfect addition to this layout.


Once dry, I adhered the photos to the panel.


Next, I selected one the chipboard word titles -  Magical chipboard word title - and spritzed it with Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray.  When dry, I placed it above the photos on the acrylic layout.


Finally, I added a sailboat created from Rinea Foiled Papers and a Spellbinders die to help set the tone of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:  Imagine: Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays; Prima Mini Art Stones, Mod Podge, Rinea Foiled Paper, Spellbinders dies, Letters


Simply Blessed Home Decor

Hey, Clear Scraps Friends!  I'm feeling extremely blessed this year. My new grandbaby is turning ONE, and life is full of little blessings,  which led me to create this lovely home decor piece. The Rectangle Medium Pallet paired with the Simply Blessed Stencil had this item coming together very quickly.


To start, I painted the pallet with chalk paint.

Once dried, I used washi tape to secure the large stencil so it wouldn't move.

Next, I dry brushed distress oxide in two different colors onto the stencil.

Next I stapled some cording to the backside so it could be hung up.

I found these little clothespins and thought that would be lovely for adding photos whenever I wanted. I hot glued those on there, as well as some Prima flowers from my stash.


Check out all the pallets and new large stencils, which are your favorite?

Leah Crowe

Other products: Recollection Clothes pins, Gems from Dollar store, hot glue

Hello Easter with the Bunny DIY Pallet!

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share my Easter home decor project using the Bunny DIY Pallet Shape!  If you have not had a chance to play with these fun products, you must!  They are so easy to alter by paint, stamping, or just about any art medium! 


I   began by painting my pallet with chalk paint in a nice pastel green.  I  originally wanted to use the wax distress technique for my pallet but after applying the white chalk paint I  didn't like the outcome. So, I  swiped some extra green onto my pallet to hide some of the white.


Because of the wax, the white chalk paint still shows through after I  allowed the paint to dry. I  love how it turned out!  


Using the Hello XL Script Wood Word,  I  added a coat of pink chalk paint to the front. Once it was dry, I  used a foam brush to add some "swipes" of white chalk paint to create a distressed look.  


I  adhered my XL Script Wood Word using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive along with some fun, glitter flowers to accent!  


I   also adhered pink gingham ribbon on one of the ears of the pallet as well as more flowers.  I  may add some wire to the back so I  can use my pallet as a door hanger. You can also use a punch to add holes to string ribbon at the top of your pallet. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all the DIY Pallet Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  flowers: Prima; paint: Plaid; adhesive: Beacon; misc: ribbon.

Scalloped Wood Phone Stand

Welcome everyone to this short tutorial on how I created this Scalloped Wood Phone Stand by Clear Scraps.


First let me tell you what products I have used.  I have used the Scalloped Wood Phone Stand, the Floral 2 Boarder Stencil, and the Fence Chipboard Embellishments.


I started out painting on some crackle base coat.  I let that dry for about 15 minutes before adding ivory paint.  Once everything was completely dry I inked the fence with Walnut Stain distress ink from Tim Holtz.  The ink really made the cracked paint stand out.  I wanted it to look somewhat weathered.


My next step was to add pattern paper to the base piece (forgot to take picture of that) of the stand and the backing piece.  I then used some modeling paste and the Floral 2 Boarder Stencil to add texture to the back piece of the stand.  I really need to get new paste, it didn't go on very smooth, not they way I wanted it to anyways.  I finished it off by inking all around the edges with the distress ink.


My final step was glueing the wood fence to the front and adding the base plate.


I love how this turned out.  Thanks for joining me for this easy and simple project.  Please visit the store to get your supplies to create this!!

Items used:

Scalloped Phone Stand

Floral 2 Boarder Stencil

Wood Fence Embellishments

Modeling paste

Ivory Paint

Crackle Paint

Distress Ink

Pattern paper

Clear Scraps Mini Pallet - Springtime Canvas

Hi everyone!  Laura here today with a little

springtime bouquet for you with this cute little

mason jar home decor canvas!

Clear_Scraps_Jar Mini Pallet_Springtime

This project started with one of the cute Mini Pallets from Clear Scraps.

I started with a quick light coat of white paint as a primer

to make sure the wood surface was all covered.

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The next step was to paint over this with a good thick coat of

aqua/blue colored acrylic paint.   After that was completely

dry, I painted over the surface with white crackle paint

to give the jar surface that aged texture.

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After it dried, I rubbed over the surface a bit with

black distress ink to make the crackle show up

a bit more, then it was time to make the lid.

I applied embossing ink to the lid area only, then

embossed with silver embossing powder.

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I repeated this over part of the lid to make it a little

uneven and a bit thicker to make it look more like metal.

To create the bouquet, I trimmed pieces of flowers

off of a floral bouquet stem and tied them

together tightly with some twine after they were

arranged the way I wanted them. (I held them

behind the jar as I did this to make sure the

flowers looked good "in" the jar!).

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This bouquet was glued behind the jar using

Beacon Adhesive, which I also used to glue the jar

to the canvas after I tied on a bit of twine around

the bottom of the jar lid.  A few stickers and pearls,

added a little springtime touch to finish it off.

Clear_Scraps_Mini_Pallet_Jar_Springtime Canvas

So many fun options with the Clear Scraps

Mini Pallets!  You can find them in all

shapes and sizes in the store HERE

So many project options to create gifts,

home decor, ornaments, whatever you'd like!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Jar Mini Pallet

Other:  Doodlebug stickers, pearls, Beacon Adhesive,

acrylic paint, Distress Crackle Paint, Distress Ink,

twine, flowers, canvas.



Custom Phone Stand with Stenciling and Hand Painting

Hi everyone!  Annie here, and I'm very excited to share my first project with you today...a custom painted phone stand using the Scalloped Wood Phone Stand from Clear Scraps.  Stencil art was actually the crafty interest that got me started blogging home décor projects years ago, and Clear Scraps has so many gorgeous products to alter and personalize.

Handpainted and Stenciled Phone Stand by Annie Williams - Main

My phone stand will be used the most in my kitchen because I often follow recipes online, so I chose my colors and floral design based on that.  I started by painting each piece with light blue acrylic paint. Once dry, I placed the checker border stencil over the left side of the larger piece and pounced white acrylic paint over top.

Handpainted and Stenciled Phone Stand by Annie Williams - Detail for CS

The single daisy design was hand painted using acrylic paint and a double-loaded brush method.  I wanted to keep the overall design simple, so chose to add only a single flower.  Once the piece had dried entirely, I also sanded the edges a bit to wear some of the paint off for a slightly more rustic look.

Handpainted and Stenciled Phone Stand by Annie Williams - With Phone for CS

My phone fits perfectly and I love that the stand has a notch cut out so that you can easily attach the charger while you're using it.  When it's not in use, it's pretty enough to count as décor!  

I hope you enjoyed this project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  What design would you use to decorate your phone stand?  There are hundreds of stencils to choose from in the Clear Scraps store!

~ Annie

Additional products used: acrylic paint, stencil pouncer


Hippity Hoppity Stenciled DIY Bunny Pallet


Greetings!!!!  Chris here sharing this adorable Easter Bunny Pallet I created using Clear Scraps DIY Bunny Pallet  .   Ever since I saw this DIY pallet I knew I NEEDED it!  I have been watching everyone's bunnies and couldn't wait to create one of my own! 


Needless to say, it was the first thing I ordered and played with once my Design Team Package arrived!  I knew I  wanted to play with my Clear Scraps Stencils and decided to use the 6 inch Doily Stencil on my bunny! 


Start by painting your Bunny Pallet with your favorite paint.  


Once dry I used distress inks with the Clear Scraps 6 inch Doily Stencil.



Keep moving the stencil to cover the entire bunny. 


Seal the pallet with acrylic sealer.  Add 2 mini doilies to make up the bunny's tail. 


I hope you are inspired to create your Bunny!  Hoppy Easter!