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Clear Scraps DIY Medium Pallet - Patriotic Heart

Hi everyone!  Laura with you today, and I hope

you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

One of the things you know I love to do is

create home decor pieces for the holidays.

Well, Memorial Day is no exception, and

I used the Clear Scraps Heart Medium DIY

Pallet Shape to create a little fun patriotic decor!

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Bright, fun and all decked out in Red, White and Blue!

And easy to create too!  First I painted up the heart pallet

with blue acrylic paint.  After it dried, I used the

Clear Scraps 4x6 Star Stencil

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Love how it has the different size stars as

you work down the stencil.  I applied the paint

to one side, then picked up and moved the stencil

to add the stars to the other side.  I turned the

stencil around to just add more of the little

stars to the bottom of the heart.

Next up, the cute little star shaker!

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Love these shakers from Clear Scraps!  You can

find them all in the store HERE.

I used the cute Mini Shaker Star.  Just painted

the top frame with red acrylic paint,

traced the outline of the star on some pretty star

paper and cut out, then layered up the pieces,

and lastly, used some of the pretty

Clear Scraps patriotic sequins,

which of all things are their "Winter Sequins".

The Red, White and Blue make them great

for this project too, and the perfect touch.

Then I glued down the acrylic layer, and then

the red frame layer.  Now that all the

pieces were ready, I decorated the heart

with a few strips of paper and stickers,

then glued on the Mini Shaker Star.

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I created a little banner out of a strip of scrap paper,

and then glued it and some stickers on the star.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hope you are inspired to make your own

patriotic home decor!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape

4x6 Star Stencil, Mini Shaker Star, Winter Sequins.

Other:  Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom collection,

enamel dots, acrylic paint, adhesive.













Create An Altered Steampunk Chipboard Wall Hanging


Greetings to you Steampunk fans!  Today I am excited to share this project I created using Clear Scraps 6x6 Regular Album.  I chose to just use 1 page for the album and turn in into a wall hanging! 

Start by painting your chipboard album piece with paint. 


Lay Clear Scraps 6 inch Gears Stencil over dry painted chipboard.


Using Distress Inks, Ink over stencil.


Spray with acrylic sealer to seal distress inks.

Separate Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment from frame (hint: save frame for a future project!) 


Paint Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment white paint.  When dry spray with Glimmer Mist. Attach to altered chipboard when dry. 


Cut Merfolk and title block from patterned paper.  Ink chipboard saying to coordinate.  Add all to the chipboard to finish! 

I hope this project inspires you to get creative!







Supplies used

Clear Scraps 6x6 Regular Album

Clear Scraps 6 inch Gears Stencil

Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment

Tattered Angels High Impact paint - Rose Gold, White

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist -Red Tipped Rose

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea papers

ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever 


Tim Holtz Chipboard

Distress Inks




Travel Wide Scallop Acrylic Album

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a mini album I  created with one of the new acrylic albums! It's almost summer here in the US and that means many will be taking time out for vacations!  Using the Acrylic 3x8 Wide Scallop Album, I  created this fun  mini to place in photos for our upcoming trip!  There are six total pages that are arranged in a waterfall fashion and are the perfect size for wallet photos! 


Before putting together my album, I  removed the protective film on both sides from each page.  Then using StazOn Opaque, I  used a dabber to apply ink to the edges. This gives the acrylic a nice frosted look and helps set apart each page.  


For most of my mini albums, I  reserve the inside cover for journaling.  Here, I  layered two of the die cuts and secured with a staple before adhering to my page.  


Each page increases in size but the height is no more than 3.5 inches!  I  used white cardstock in place of my photos and usually layer an additional print underneath.  I  also used pop dots to affix the border die cut at the bottom edge of my page. I  then used bakers twine to tie around the outer edge. 



For this page, I  cut my piece 3.5 x 8 inches and scored at 5 inches. That way I  could add a flap to add additional photos/embellishments.   You can also place a photo on the outer cover if you wish; however I  added more embellishments. 


Here is the inside of the flap! I  adhered a 2x3 place for my photo and plan on adding additional mourning on the inside flap. 


When you are working on a smaller scale, sometimes using a border punch can go a long way on your page as well as adding smaller die cuts/stickers. 


For this page, I  fabricated a pocket by adhering on three sides of my paper.  Then using a circle scallop punch, I  folded each in half and stapled to my cardstock. You can add photos or again, additional journaling in this area. 


Here are some additional photos of my album!  Do you like to create mini albums to document your trips? 





Thank you for stopping by! You can see the Acrylic and Chipboard Albums in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Tsuineko; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; stapler, metal clip, metal charm: Ranger; ribbon: Snug Hug; punch: Fiskars, EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; misc: chrome book rings. 

Cherish Acrylic Layout with Clear Scraps

Hello Everyone!  Kim here with another design team project.  I have created this beautiful 12x12 Acrylic Layout using one of the Acrylic Sheets, Double Heart Chipboard Embellshiment and the Cherish Word Title Embellishment.  Let me take you through what I have done.


I started with adhering a sheet of pattern paper to the back of the acrylic sheet.  I wanted the back and front to look beautiful.  I then added 2 more layers to the front which I distressed the edges with my distress tool and distress ink.  The one layer I cut out a section which I distress and inserted a paper doily which is just peeking out from under my lovely flower.


I layered some beautiful lace under my photo make which is also distressed.  I cut a slit which I rolled back and inserted another doily under the mat.  I added a chipboard piece and some seam binding in the upper corner.


My chipboard pieces, which I love, have been distressed with distress ink and glossy accents.  They are popped up on foam tape and a photo can be easily slid under the one side.  My layout looks like its literally floating.  I added some seam binding as a hanger to the top of the sheet(which isn't pictured).


My layout is sturdy and looks beautiful.

Thanks for stopping!


Other items used: Graphic 45 pattern paper, glossy accents, walnut stain distress ink, fabric flower, lace

Hello Spring Stenciled Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with some more spring cards, but this time I've used the Hello Spring Stencil.   At 4" x 6", this stencil is perfect for card making.


Several weeks ago I played with gelli printing and pulled quite a few prints which I put aside for future projects.  In looking through them, I thought they would be perfect for Spring cards.


Choosing the ones I wanted to use, I placed the stencil on top and taped them to the table.  I also placed tape across the flowers as I only wanted the words for this project.  Using Gold Creative Medium and a palette knife, I covered the words.  Alternatively, I could have used modeling paste, but for these cards, I wanted gold toned words.


Remove the tape and clean the stencil and palette knife.


I simply wrapped some green twine around the panel and added it to a green card.


This card just needed some green flowers before being added to a card.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Imagine Creative Medium, Flowers, twine

Clear Scraps DIY Medium Pallet - Life in the Jungle

Hello everybody!  Laura here with you this afternoon!

I'm sharing a project that's a little walk on the wild

side, using the Clear Scraps DIY Medium Pallet,

and some Stampendous stamps and glitters!

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The base for this project is the Clear Scraps Square Medium DIY

Pallet.  These are always a good choice for

any home decor project, or for highlighting a special

 memory, like this one, of some grandpa/grandson fun!

I started by painting it a bright sunshine yellow with

acrylic paint.  Next step, using the Stampendous

 Cling Wild Texture  stamp along the edges of the pallet. 

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Another reason I love these pallets.  You can use so many

different mediums with them!  Here, it was stamped with

embossing ink, and embossed using a charcoal gray

embossing powder to create a border to add some

fun texture to the Clear Scraps pallet. 

The cute little monkeys, and the leafy jungle vegetation

are from the Stampendous WindowRama Monkey

stamp and die set. 

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I stamped the monkeys, and the cute little banana,

in Memento ink, colored them with Copic markers

and then cut them out.   I die cut the leaves

out of cardstock, spread them with glue,

and then applied 2 different shades of green

Stampendous glitter.  Looks like those

little monkeys are hanging out in the jungle,

including the one in the picture....haha!

If you haven't checked out the many options

and shapes of the Medium DIY Pallets in the

Clear Scraps store, make sure to check them

out HERE.  You'll find a lot of fun shapes for

every project, whether you want to hi-light a

special memory or make a home decor project!

Thanks for stopping by today, and thanks

to Stampendous for letting us play along with

some of their amazing stamps, dies, and glitters!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Medium DIY Pallet

Other:  Stampendous Monkey WindowRama Die Set, 

Cling Wild Texture Stamp, Sea Green and Moss Green glitters,

Simple Stories paper, cardstock, embossing ink,

WOW charcoal embossing powder, Copic markers, adhesive.









Clear Scraps & Stampendous ~ Our Home Medium Wood Pallet

Good Morning and Happy Friday to you!!! I'm so excited because Clear Scraps has teamed up with Stampendous as you have seen this week, and it has been so much fun! I wanted to showcase Clear Scraps beautiful XL Script Wood Quotes and the fabulous Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape to create this cute home decor piece using glitter and stamps from Stampendous.

The products from these two amazing companies complement each other beautifully!
The glitter sticks to the wood quote so perfectly.

I applied mod podge to Clear Scraps XL wood quote, then applied Stampendous Jewel glitter in three different colors to the wood. I outlined the wood in sharpie marker so it would pop against the background.


If you look closely, you will see that I stamped the back of the paper on the wood pallet using the 6x6 Fern Garden stamp.

I couldn't resist paper piecing the Elephant. Stampendous makes it so easy using the included dies in the stamp package. I added some small shadow details using my Prismacolor colored pencils too. Lastly, I attached some cording to the backside of the medium wood pallet to create a wall hanging.
I hope you've enjoyed each companies collaborations this week and keep checking back in with us each day!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps DT

Additional Products Used
Clear Scraps Our Home XL Wood Quote; Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape
Stampendous Jewel Glitter (Moss green, sea green, ocean spray); 6x6 Fern Stamp; CLD19 Elephant Stamp; Jumbo Handle
Pattern Paper: American Craft; Studio Calico; Echo Park; Basic Grey
Glue: Mod Podge' Beacons 3-in-1; Foam Dots
Paint: Waverly Chalk Paint;
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink; Stazon

Clear Scraps & Stampendous: Square Mini DIY Pallet Shape

Hello! Jennifer here to continue our cross promotion with Stampendous!  I  created a fun wall hanging with the Square Mini DIY Pallet Shape and a favorite photo of my kids and niece at the zoo when they were little. 


I  began by coloring the wood with Distress Stain in Mustard Seed yellow.  The stain works great on the birch wood and you do not need much for good coverage. 


Then using the Fern Background Stamp from Stampendous and StazOn in black, I  stamped a random pattern onto the wood pallet.  I  didn't worry about the images being perfect or if they overlapped. I  chose StazOn because I  did not want my ink to interact with the Distress Stain plus I  thought I  would get a better stamped image. 


Here is a close up of the stamping! I  love how it turned out! 


I  then added my photo as well as the stamped giraffe and sentiment included in the Stampendous set.  Using a small amount of Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I   added glitter to the giraffe's spots and the bottom of the leaves.  


Thank you for stopping by and hope you have been inspired this week with all of the fun projects!  Come back tomorrow as we have two more projects from the team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Simple Stories; Distress Stain:  Ranger;  ink: Tsuneiko; punch: Marvy Uchida; ribbon: May Arts; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; markers: Chameleon; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; stamps, dies, glitter: Stampendous. 

Creating a Mini Wall Hanging with Clear Scraps and Stampendous Stamps


Greetings!   Chris here and I am super "WILD" about sharing this project I created for the Stampendous and Clear Scraps team up!  This is a project featuring my mischievous son at the awesome age of 2!  You remember that age.  This was from the trip where he squished dead minnows in his hands and chased his bigger sisters around the inside of the boat while my and dad tried to fish!

To create this project I started with my Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card.  White-wash the blank card.


Stamp Texture stamp from the Stampendous Cling Wild Texture Rubber Stamp using a brown Archival Ink.  (I just love how the wood grains shows through the texture stamp.)


Stamp two lions with the Stampendous Lion Cling Rubber Stamps and cut using the coordinating die set.  Color lion as desired.


Cut a 3 1/2 inch circle from cardboard or chipboard to use as your photo backing. Cut your photo to  a 3 1/2 inch circle and add to backing. 


Cut Frame from Green Card stock and "square off" to use as the photo frame.  Cut an extra "frame" and cut away grass and leaves to be used on project. 

Add photo and lion and leaves.  Create  and add banner by masking the "Have" portion of the stamp set greeting.  Add jute bows and hanger to finish! 


I hope you enjoyed this project!

Products used:

Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card

Stampendous Lion Cling Rubber Stamps And Cutting Dies Set

Stampendous Wild Texture stamp

Tattered Angels Color Wash

Green Card Stock

Brown Archival Ink



Wooden Baby Banner with Clear Scraps & Stampendous

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a cute wooden banner that's perfect for baby showers or birthday parties or even to hang in your little one's nursery.  The banners from Clear Scraps can be customized in tons of ways, and I chose to paint and embellish mine with some adorable stamped images from Stampendous.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Main

I started by painting my wooden banner shapes with purple and pink acrylic paint, alternating colors between each pennant.  Once dry, I laid the Wild Texture Rubber Stamp face up on my work surface, applied white acrylic paint to it using a sponge brush, and pressed each pennant on top to give it tons of wild texture.

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After stringing the pennants on some white organza ribbon, I started to embellish the banner.  First, I cut letters to spell out the name in gold glitter cardstock using my electronic cutting machine and adhered them to the pennants using strong liquid adhesive.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Right

Next, I stamped the leaf and elephant images from the Elephant Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock and colored them in soft colors with Copic markers.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Detail

After cutting the images out using the coordinating dies, I adhered them to my pennants using foam adhesive. An elephant was placed at each end of the banner while a set of leaves was adhered just under the ribbon on each pennant. 

I hope you enjoyed this cute wooden banner project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you customize the banner shapes for your next party?

~ Annie

Additional products used: Wild Texture Rubber Stamp from Stampendous, Elephant Rubber Stamp Set from Stampendous, white, pink, and purple acrylic paint, white cardstock, black ink, Copic markers, gold glitter cardstock, electronic cutting machine, white organza ribbon

Partnering together ~ Clear Scraps and Stampendous!

Hi, Connie here with Clear Scraps and Stampendous!  We are partnering together for a fun and creative journey.  I had the opportunity to use stamps by Stampendous! on wood hearts by Clear Scraps.  It was amazing, just like putting down a design pattern, and then adding color.  In my case it was acrylic paint and a paint brush!!!

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Here is a tutorial on how these key rings were created:
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#1.  The wood hearts were sanded lightly and then painted with a coat of acrylic paint.  Color you choose~
#2. The image was stamped on the wood using Distress Oxide/Jet Black.  I heat set it with a heat tool.
#3. Acrylic paints were used along with a no.0 size paint brush.  
#4. After the image is painted. heat dry, speckle with black acrylic paint.  I use an old toothbrush brush.  Gives you good control on the splats.
#5. The Stampendous! stamp set comes with a die, so I die cut the branch with leaves from green cardstock.

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Looks super cute wrapped around a bunch a bananas!!!!  Kids would love it and the bananas!

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Makes a fun key ring too!

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#1. This one was created a little different.  The stamp used is a 6"X 6" background stamp by Stampendous! and the wood heart by Clear Scraps is 4"X 4".  Sand the wood heart lightly and wipe down with a soft cloth.
#2. Add spots of color (Distress Oxide) in random areas on the stamp.
#3. Lay the wood heart on top of the inked stamp and press all around making sure the heart has been inked.
#4. Heat set with a heat tool and then splat lightly with black ink.

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Punch a hole in the top of the wood heart, add an "o" ring and trim with fabric strips.

Products used:
Clear Scraps: 4" wood hearts
Stampendous!: Monkey with die set
Stampendous!: 6" Fern Garden stamp
Ink: Distress Oxide
Paint: DecoArt
other: "o" rings, fabric, cardstock

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Clear Scraps and Stampendous - Shabby Shaker Banner

Hi Everyone!  Isn't this exciting!  Clear Scraps and Stampendous teaming up!!  I have created this super fun shabby shaker banner piece.  I have used the Small Chip Pennants Banner Set, along with a stamp and die set and glitter from Stampendous for this project.  



I covered the pennant with some pattern paper inking all the edges with distress ink.  I added a paper doily which I also inked.  I die cut some pattern paper using the foliage circle die from the stamp set called Lion from stampendous.


I cut a piece of acetate for my shaker window and added some foam tape to pop it up.  Once I had created my shaker piece I added a cut apart from the pattern paper to the doily.  I then added some Stampendous Shaved Ice Glitter.


To help hide the foam tape I added a pearl strand around the shaker element.  I finished off my banner piece with some flowers and a butterfly.  I used seam binding as my hanging element. 


I hope you like what I have created.  I really enjoyed showing how to use the Banner Piece a different way.


Thanks for stopping!!


Other items used: Pattern paper, seam binding, flowers, butterfly, pearl strand, paper doily, distress ink.

Paws Mini Album by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and this month Clear Scraps has teamed up with Stampendous.


I've used the Paws Wood Card to create a mini album.  Inking the Stampendous Cling Wild Texture Rubber Stamp with brown and black inks, I stamped both sides of the wood card.  At 6" x 6", this Stampendous collage background stamp was perfect to completely cover the wood panels.


Cutting papers 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" I created the pages for the album.


To finish the front cover, I used the Giraffe Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies Set.  


Die cutting the savannah setting from green cardstock, I further die cut it into a circle to add to the front of the album.  The sweet giraffe was then stamped with black ink, die cut and added atop the savannah setting.  The phrase was added off center.


Adding rings to the album, I tied strips of burlap.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies used:  Stampendous Stamps and Dies; Imagine inks, burlap


Acrylic 12x12 LO-Splash of Paradise

Hi everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!

I've got a fun mixed media type LO created on

one of the Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheets!

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I've got to ask, have you tried an Acrylic Sheet LO yet?

They add a fun element to any LO, and are so

easy to create with!  With the ability to paint,

or stamp, or even just use paper, it can only

be limited by your own creativity!

To create this background, I started with one of the

Clear Scraps stencils, the 6" Circles background stencil.

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I used alcohol inks in 2 shades of blue, and dabbed them

on the acrylic sheet thru the stencil using a sponge.

To give it a little more interest, I added a third color,

the yellow, which I just dripped on here and there.

The rule of threes is always a good idea when

you are applying colors like this.

The circles stencil reminded me of bubbles, so

it seemed like the perfect choice for this LO!

To create the cluster of "ocean finds" along the edge

of the LO, I used several of the awesome

chipboard pieces available from Clear Scraps.

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The Sanddollar chipboard set was perfect, and I

just painted the pieces with acrylic paint, and then

brushed a little brown ink around the edges and

added a touch of sparkle with some glitter glue.

I tucked in a few embellishment pieces into some

netting to create the border, and stapled on

a piece of nautical looking rope.

The word splash is another great goodie from

Clear Scraps.  One of their Expression

Clear Word Titles.  I used the same

alcohol inks to add a little pop of color

and then glued to the project to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

and I hope you're inspired to give the

Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets a try!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 6" Circle Background Stencil,

Sanddollar Chipboard Embellishment, Splash Expression

Clear Word Title.

Other:  Kaiserkraft papers/embellishments, MME clips,

rope/ribbon, netting.















Boy Cloud Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello! Jennifer here today to share an acrylic layout I  created using some fun Clear Scraps products!  Layouts are my favorite to make and there are so many new goodies to choose from! Using the Boy Cloud Chipboard Embellishments, I  made a fun page with a favorite photo of my son when he was little!   


Starting with the XL Scallop Square Shape, I  colored the edges with alcohol ink in Butterscotch. The ink dries quickly and "adheres" to the acrylic nicely.


I  set aside my acrylic to create my background for my layout. Using white cardstock and the 12 inch Clouds Mascil, I  lightly misted with spray ink in a turquoise blue. You can go as light or dark as you prefer. 


I  cut apart the pieces of the Boy Cloud Chipboard Embellishments and painted each with white acrylic paint.  After my paint was dry, I  added some sparkle with embossing powder. 


Here is the end result of the cloud...I  used both white and blue glitter embossing powder to give some difference in color.  I  also adhered some foam letters to the front to complete my title. 


For the stars, I  used gold glitter embossing powder and adhered around my Boy Cloud Chipboard. You can also spy the cloud background created with the Mascil. 



Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see all of these products and more! Clear Scraps offers a large selection of chipboard embellishment shapes and word titles! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; embossing ink, alcohol ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; spray ink: Heidi Swapp; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; paint: DecoArt; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread.