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April 2019

Clear Scraps DIY Pallet - Imagine Spring

Hello everyone!  Laura here today to share a project

created using one of the DIY Pallets from Clear Scraps.


There are several DIY Pallet shapes, I chose the Deco shape for this

springtime home decor, because it seemed the curved edges

made it the perfect choice with the flowers and butterflies.

The pallets can be painted, stained, inked, stamped on, whatever

you'd like to do.  Not big into the drying time, etc?   You can

do what I did here, and cover it with paper.  Just trace the

shape onto your pretty paper, and cut it out.  You can cover it

all, or you can do as I did here, and cut it to fit the slats on

the pallet.  It give the project just a bit of a different look.

Springtime is the time when the flowers start blooming, and

the butterflies are soon to follow.

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So what's more perfect than the new Clear Scraps

butterfly stencil?!!  This 4x6" stencil is called

Butterfly Flock.  It's a sweet swirl of butterflies

winging their way across your project!   I used

the stencil and some black ink applied with a sponge

applicator thru the stencil to create this look.

The word "Imagine" is another favorite from

Clear Scraps, one of their Chipboard Word Titles.

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This one, I just painted with black acrylic paint. 

Super easy, but it makes a statement on the project.....the

contrast of the black on the bright background really

makes the word pop!

The stickers are on the project using pop dots

to give it some dimension. 

Just a sweet simple project that can be

displayed to remind you Spring is right around

the corner, or year round as an encouragement for

any and every day.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps- DIY Deco Pallet, 4x6" Butterfly Flock Stencil,

Imagine Chipboard Word Title.

Other: Doodlebug Simply Spring, adhesive, foam tape,

acrylic paint, distress ink.




You & Me Birch Wood Frame

Hello, Friends! Leah here with you today sharing this You & Me 1/8" birch wood frame! My husband and I recently celebrated 17 years of marriage, so I thought it would be a great time to add something of us to our family collage in our hall. Clear Scraps makes it easy with all of their gorgeous wood frames.


When I received this in the mail part of the letter M had come off in shipping.


You know stuff like that happens, and I still wanted to utilize this cool piece. I took someBeacons 3-in-1 glue and adhered the piece back on, then placed a clamp to hold it firmly while it dried. I also ended up using a Tiny Attacher to stablize it even more when I added the acrylic butterfly border embellishment in the end. Howto_U&MeWood_LeahCrowe

While I wait for the broken part to dry, I take this time to trace the & onto my pattern paper, and cut out to adhere to the frame later.


I do the same thing with the focal frame.

Next I paint two coats of Gesso on the wood frame.

After I apply the second coat of gesso, I allow that to dry and focus on the butterfly acrylic border that I'll be using as an embellishment. I cut it apart in two sections, then using Wendy Vecchi liquid enamel, I outline the shape of the borders.


Once the gesso is dry on the frame, I use distress oxide and Clear Scraps 5x9 butterflies layer stencil to apply butterflies all over.


Next adhere the pattern paper &.


Then I apply glue to 3 sides of the frame, leaving the right edge unglued, so I can switch out photos later on.


Now the easy part, finishing up with any embellishing you would like. I added the acrylic butterfly border and some flowers.

Have a beautiful week, friends!

Leah Crowe

Supplies Used:
Clear Scraps You & Me 1/8" Birch Wood Frame
Clear Scraps 5x9 Butterflies Layer Stencil
Clear Scraps Acrylic Butterflies Border
PP: Amy Tangerine
Flowers: Recollections
Paint: Liquitex Gesso, Wendy Vecchi Enamel
Glue: Beacons 3-in-1
Other: Tiny Attacher, Bazzill ribbon

Heart Shaker

Hi Everyone!!  I am super excited to be sharing my very first project for Clear Scraps DT.

What I have created today is this super cute hanging Mini Heart Shaker by Clear Scraps.  

I started out by glueing pattern paper to the bottom heart piece.  I then glued 2 of the spacer pieces down.  I then added pattern paper to the top heart and inked it with distress ink from Tim Holtz, Victorian Velvet.


I then glued the clear acetate and the top heart together.  I added my sequin mix before glueing the top and bottom pieces together.


For the final touches I added a wood word sentiment and some flowers from my stash.  So that it would hang I added some chinese braid to the edge of the shaker and left long tails to back a bow, so that it had something to hang from.


I just love how this turned out.  It was so easy and quick to make.  Thank you for joining me on my very first DT project!!

Please check out the Clear Scraps facebook page and the store to order your shaker.  They have several different ones that you can choose from!!

Items used:

Clear Scraps Mini Heart Shaker

Pattern Paper

Sequin Mix

Wood Word Sentiment

Flowers/Pearl Spray




Spring cards with the Swallowtail Butterfly Stencil by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with some really sweet cards using the 6" Swallowtail Butterfly stencil by Clear Scraps.  This stencil has four different butterflies and each one of them look amazing.   
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The design was inspired by vintage elements in my craft room.  I love all things vintage!  The card front is actually canvas material stamped on and then distress oxide ink was applied, on the script stamp, and then stenciled, using the 6" Swallowtail Butterfly stencil by Clear Scraps.  Vintage embellishments were added also.   The canvas was mounted on white cardstock.

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The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and then shaded with the same color of distress oxide ink used on the card front.  Vintage lace and buttons were added.  The cards were mounted on a Kraft folded card base.  The size is especially sweet, 4" x 4".  

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Each one of the cards has a unique vintage look.  This same design could be applied to many of the stencil images by Clear Scraps. One that comes to mind is the 6" Beach Fun stencil.  This stencil has sea shell images that would be gorgeous created similar to these.   All you need is a focal image, for the center cluster.  Stencils work great for this technique!

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Check out the stencil section.  Cards can be created easily and they will look amazing and with such great detail that we all strive for, in our art projects.
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member




Mini Pallet shapes with Clear Scraps!!

Hi, Connie here with a fun and so cute idea for the Mini Wood Pallet Shapes by Clear Scraps.  I created with the Mini Bunny Pallet Shape and the Mini Jar Pallet Shape. 

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The mini pallet shape (Bunny) was painted, with acrylic paint, and then sanded down for a distressed look.  

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The crop-a-dile was used to punch a hole in the top for a key ring or twine.

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The 6' Plaid stencil was applied lightly over the Bunny shape.  A blue color was used for this.  The shape was then speckled with white acrylic paint and a small heart added to the center of the Bunny shape.  The key ring was added and ribbon.  This would look so cute clipped to an Easter basket or hidden in a large golden egg.  If you don't have the key ring you could use twine or ribbon for a very vintage look. 

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This is another example, the Mini Jar Pallet Shape.  Created the same way as the Bunny. This one would be perfect  tied on a jar of homemade jam.  These shapes are the extra special that will make your DIY gift extra special.  Check out the mini Pallet Shapes by Clear Scraps!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Family Panel by Steph

HI everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using some new Clear Scraps products that debuted at Creativation.


Using the new Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet Shape,  I painted it with brown paint, then used a sponging technique to add white paint.


I taped the family stencil to the background and sponged on pink paint.  


After carefully removing the stencil, the result is amazing.  I have always loved a pink and brown combination.


To finish I added flowers and several butterflies die cut from Rinea Foiled Paper.  To create the butterflies trails, I used  some Lovely Sequins which is a mixture of pink, red and white sequins.  Finally I drilled holes in the top of the panel and added string for hanging.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper, Plaid Paint, Flowers


Camper DIY Pallet Shape

Hello friends and happy April! I can't believe spring is almost here! That means that it won't be long until people are taking vacations and road trips! Today I'm sharing the Camper DIY Pallet Shape that I  created into a cute welcome sign! 


I  began by painting the majority of the pallet in a fun turquoise chalk paint! I  then used painters tape to section off the wheel and hitch to paint both black. I  thought the Basic Door Chipboard Embellishment would be a cute add on! I  first painted the chipboard with black acrylic paint ensuring to cover all of the edges.


Once my paint was dry, I  used a glitter black embossing powder to add some shine to my door!  This is an easy and fun technique to use on any of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments! 


And here is the end result! I  added some patterned paper behind the "window" of the door as well as added embellishments.  


I've seen many of the camper prints and cut files that have banners across the top.  They are an easy and eye catching embellishment to add to any project! I  used a hand punch with different patterns and adhered across the top using pop dots. I  then applied my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the top of the pennants to add bakers twine to finish. 


Here, I  created a little window out of cardstock and a few embellishments.  I  made the awning using a border punch and some patterned paper...very easy to do! 


I  used my Silhouette and black vinyl to create this welcome title for my camper.  Using transfer tape, I   placed it to the right of the door. 


Last, I  used my Big Bite hole punch at the top so I  could string ribbon to hang my pallet! If you do not want to use this option, easels work great as well! 

Thank you for reading today! Be sure to check out all of the DIY Pallet Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used: patterned paper, chipboard, stickers: Simple Stories; bakers twine; journaling pen, embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder; Recollections; punches: Fiskars, EK Success, WE R Memory Keepers; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt, Plaid; vinyl, transfer tape: Cricut; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: ribbon.


Acrylic Tags by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing  some amazing Clear Scraps products.



I'm using the Acrylic Tag Album, but opted to create tags rather than an album.  At approximately 3 3/4" x 6 3/4", each tag is a different shape so you have lots of options for decorating.


I began by removing the film off one side of each tag, then painted that side with acrylic paint.  Leaving the film in place ensures the other side remains free of paint.  And, if you are anything like me, I get paint everywhere!!!!


Next, I used the 6" Swirl Pumpkin stencil and the 6" Shiplap stencil with molding paste to add dimension to each tag.


I stamped a script stamp around the edges and added an assortment of embellishments, including some mini art stones, a ticket and a key created from Makin's Clay.


I also stamped a script stamp around this tag and added a rose and some mini hearts created from Makin's Clay.

Finally, I remove the acrylic from the other side, then added ribbon and twine to finish the tags.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Makin's Clay, Prima acrylic paint, molding paste, ribbon, twine, mini art stones




Journey Key Board with Clear Scraps!!

Hi, Connie here with a handmade key board using the wood script word "Journey" and the mini pallet images by Clear Scraps.   The mini pallet images make great key rings for house and car keys.   Clear Scraps has a great assortment of script words for your own customized project.  Check it out ~ Script Wood Words.

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The key board was constructed using scrap wood.  The back board was covered with a vintage map using Beacon's Fast Finishing Decoupage.  A frame was added and then painted with acrylic paint.  Next the script word "journey" was painted to match the frame of the key board.  After it was dry, the edges were sanded down to give it a distressed look.
The word was then adhered to the middle of the key board using Beacon 527 glue.

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Cup hooks were added under the frame of the key board.  Next the key rings were created using the mini Star pallet shape and the mini Texas pallet shape. 
The pallet shapes were covered with vintage map paper and shaded with yellow ink.  The crop-a-dile was used to punch a hole, in the top of the mini pallet shapes, for the key ring to be inserted.

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This was a fun project to create and our keys have a new home.  Clear Scraps have new wood products that are great for DIY projects and home decor.  They are easy to work with and look fabulous!!!  

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DTMember