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Clear Scraps 4x6 Plaid Stencil -- Fall Plaid Card

Hello there everyone!  Laura here today...and I've got a pretty card to share with you!

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Fall is such a fun crafting season!  It's full of pumpkin spice and everything nice,

just like this card!  I started with basic cream color cardstock and created a

A2 size (4&1/4" by 5&1/2") card base.  Next I took the Clear Scraps

4x6 Plaid Stencil and laid it onto the base, then I used washi tape to

block off everything except the larger squares.

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Next I applied distress ink in a darker brown color to the squares.  I removed

that washi, and then blocked off the larger squares and part of the thin lines,

leaving the rest of thin lines so I could apply another shade this time.

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I then went back and did the same with the other thin lines to finish off the colors.

Colors are usually best in I used the dark brown, orange, and a bright

orange/yellow color.  They made a pretty fall palette to create my card.

So very easy to do, but it looks so pretty and very "pumpkin spice season".

I wanted to keep this simple, because the plaid stencil creates such a striking pattern,

but I did want to add a little something else, so I took some alcohol ink and dabbed

it onto one of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Leaves Embellishment.

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After the alcohol ink dried (which only takes a few that!) I used

some glitter glue (here it was the gold Glitter Kiss) brushed onto the edges of

the leaf to give it a bit of a gilded effect and then I punched a hole so I could

tie the leaf onto the pretty organza ribbon and bow with a bit of twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: 4x6 Plaid Stencil, Acrylic Leaves Embellishment

Other:  Distress Ink--Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber,

Alcohol Inks (yellow/orange), gold Glitter Kiss

cream cardstock, ribbon, twine, blending tool.

Quick and Easy Fall Card



I love fall!   Beautiful colors! Pumpkins! Flowers!  Pumpkin Spice! A perfect excuse to create fall themed cards!  I decided to create this super easy card showcasing Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets.  I also used one of the chipboard bases that Clear SCraps attaches their chipboard shapes to.  I always save the square chipboards that the embellishments are attached to for future uses like this card!


Start by cutting away the chipboard embellishment and mist chipboard frame as desired.  Let Dry. 


Cut away top of card base leaving 1 inch along the edge.

Add printed notecard to inside of card.  


Cut the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets to fit front of card.  Adhere to 1 inch border on the front of card. 


Add Misted frame to the front of the Acrylic Sheet to frame notecard.


Add floral accents to finish card. 

I hope this inspires you to break out those acrylic sheets and create some beautiful cards! 

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this easy holiday card with stencils from the Clear Scraps shop.  Halloween is only a few days away, and if you want to send a fun card to someone who loves the spooky day (like me!), then try this quick and simple project!

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Trace Images

Start by trimming a piece of smooth white cardstock to 4" x 6".  Place the Pumpkin Faces stencil on top, and lightly trace around the main images with a pencil as shown. 

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Ink Blending

We'll be using the pencil marks as a guide to tell us where to add ink to color the pumpkins and grass.  I applied several shades of orange, yellow, brown, and green Distress Oxide inks to the cardstock with small sponge daubers in the areas that would eventually be masked by the stencil (including the border).

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Glitter Paste

Place the Pumpkin Faces stencil back on top of the cardstock where it was before and secure it down with low-tack tape.  Spread black glitter gel over all of the open spaces and smooth the surface with a pallette knife or scraper.  Remove the stencil as soon as you are done and rinse it off in warm, soapy water.

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Trim Cardstock

Once dry, you can use the panel as is and just adhere it to a 4" x 6" card base.  I wanted to add a little more contrast to my card though, so I trimmed off the edges with my paper trimmer and cut a mat layer and 4" x 6" card base from purple and black cardstock, respectively.

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Sentiment

For the greeting, I cut three sets of "Happy Halloween" die-cuts from white cardstock and lightly inked one set on just the bottom with lime green ink before adding shimmer all over with a clear sparkle pen.  After adhering the stack of die-cuts together, I glued them to the front of the card with strong liquid glue to create a bold, dimensional sentiment.

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

To assemble the card, just adhere the layers together and then to the black card base with tape runner.  I love how the sparkle gel gives the look of a pitch black, but starry and magical Halloween sky!

I hope you enjoyed this fun Halloween card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many cute holiday stencils in the Clear Scraps shop, you can make quick and easy cards for any occasion!

~ Annie

Additional products used: white, purple, and black cardstock; sponge daubers; yellow, orange, brown, and green Distress Oxide Inks; black glitter gel; palette knife; green Distress ink; clear overlay sparkle pen; Halloween sentiment die

"USA" Star Mini Pallet

Hi everyone!

I know its October, and I should be doing something for Halloween or Fall,

but today's project is in honor of my father in-law who was a WWII Vet.

He served in the army and was deployed to Germany. 

He saw alot of fighting while he was there.

So I have created this for my husband in honor of his dad.


I have used the Mini Pallet Star for my project today.

I started out by painting the star red, whit and blue.  I needed to give it 2 coats of each color.

I wanted it to be very bold.


I used a few other pieces from my stash that I also painted.

The little star has iridescent glitter on it for some sparkle.


Once everything dried, I adhered the letters and small star to my mini pallet.

I wanted to make sure that this caught everyone's eye when they see it.


Hanging from the mini pallet, which I just draped over the top of the star

are my father in-laws dog tags.

I will be displaying this in my husbands office.  This way when he looks at it he can remember

how great of a man his dad was.


Thanks for stopping and I hope this inspires you to create one for a loved one that has served

in the military.

Kim :)


Glittery Snowman Pallet

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using the Snowman DIY Pallet Shape along with the Believe XL Script Wood Word.


The Snowman Pallet really comes alive when he is decorated.  I first painted him white and painted the hat black.  While waiting for it to dry, I worked on the wood word.  Believe is approximately 3" x 12" and fit perfect across my snowman.  I painted it with a fun chuncky glitter paint.


Once dry, I adhered it to the center panel and added the buttons.


Next, I added a strip of chunky glitter paint across the hat and adhered a sprig of greenery to the corner.  Wiggly eyes and a button nose were also added.


I also added some chunky glitter paint along the bottom edge.


At approximately 21" tall, this snowman will take a prominent place in your winter decorating.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Plaid paint, buttons

Glow-In-The-Dark Ghost Pallet Decor

Glow in the Dark Ghost Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this fun, glow-in-the-dark ghost pallet using pallet shapes and stencils from the Clear Scraps shop.  I'm a fan of both spooky and cute Halloween décor, and I think this piece has a nice mix of both styles!

Glow in the Dark Ghost Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Basecoat

I started by sanding the Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape with a sanding sponge and then applying two coats of bright white acrylic paint, sanding lightly between coats.  This process will yield a nice, smooth finish on your shape.

Glow in the Dark Ghost Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Glow Coat

Next, I painted several coats of glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint over the entire piece.  Applying several coats with ample drying time in between is crucial for a smoother and brighter glow after dark.

Glow in the Dark Ghost Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stencil Bats

I always think glow-in-the-dark features are more fun when you block out some of the phosphorescence with a pretty design, so I taped down the Bat Swirl stencil to the pallet with painter's tape and applied deep black acrylic paint over top with a pouncing tool.  For a cute touch, I added a double bow made from some Halloween ribbon to the side of the ghost's head with hot glue.

Glow in the Dark Ghost Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Glowing

Charge up the pallet shape under the sun or indoor lights and watch your pretty ghost glow after dark!  I plan to leave mine sitting on some hay bales in my Halloween porch display for a fun surprise, so didn't need to attach a hanger or a post.

I hope you enjoyed this easy Halloween décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  There are tons of ways to customize this fun ghost pallet shape...would you make yours creepy or cute?

~ Annie

Additional products used: black and white acrylic paint; glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint; sanding sponge, printed Halloween ribbon, hot glue gun, painter's tape, stencil pouncing tool

Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Spooky Halloween

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a little

spooktacular Halloween LO!  Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 sheets

and 4x6 stencils combine to create some spooky Halloween fun!

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One of the things I love about the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets, is all of

the different ways you can use them!  This time, I created my own custom

overlay to match my pictures and papers!  You start by peeling off the

protective layers that keep the acrylic nice and clean, and then choose

a stencil that fits your particular project.  I chose the 4x6 Pumpkin Faces

which matched up with my pictures perfectly!

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Then I sponged the black acrylic paint around the stencil in the

bottom corners of the sheet (flipping the stencil over to give mirror

images, of course).  Using the same paint, and also some green

acrylic paint, I brushed that around the edges of the acrylic sheet too.

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So darn cute, right??!!  And that's how easy it is to create your own

custom overlay for your scrapbook pages!  There are a ton of 4x6 stencils

to chose from, you can find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE.

I used a few scraps of paper to decorate the front of the acrylic sheet, and

 then put a full sized sheet of paper behind it to make the pumpkins pop.

The adorable little Clear Scraps Bats Chipboard Embellishments

are a great addition to the sticker embellishments on the page,

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So easy, just black paint and a brush of gray paint around the edges.

I thought I'd show you the difference, if you wanted it plain you could

do that, but I think the gray around the edges make the bat stand out.

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Super spooky cuteness on the finished page!  Love the chipboard

and again, sooooooo many choices in the Clear Scraps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic 12x12 Sheet, 4x6 Pumpkin Faces Stencil,

Bats Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Black, green and gray acrylic paint, adhesive,

Photo Play All Hallows Eve paper and stickers.

Give Thanks Jumbo Wood Tag

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer here to share one of the new Clear Scraps products released this past summer! I love all of the wood home decor pieces especially this time of year!  I  used the Jumbo Scallop Wood Tag to create this fun, fall door hanger.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used!  


I  began by painting my tag with brown acrylic paint. I  did not apply more than one coat as I  wanted the grain of the wood to show through.  That is one of the many nice qualities about the birch wood is that it accept the paint very well.  


Next, using washi tape, I secured the Give Thanks 6x16 Farmhouse Stencil to the top of my tag. I  selected white metallic paste to apply with a spatula.  I  was sure to add a thin layer ensuring to smooth with the spatula as I  went. 


Here is the end result of my metallic paste + stencil! It's not perfect and that's ok.  I  always feel like its a learning process when using the stencils.  


After drying, I  used a sanding tool to rough the edges of my tag to give a distressed look. All Jumbo Tags include a rope for hanging however, I  used my own fall colored ribbon as well as added some floral sprigs. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all things new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: DecoArt; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; misc: ribbon, floral sprigs.

Grandkids Photo Frame

Hi Everyone!

Today I am bringing you a very special project.

I am proud to be a grandmother to 3 wonderful little grand daughters.

They are my whole world!

So I am super excited to show you today's project.

I have taken the Grandkids Birch Wood Frame and made it something special!


Let me take you through my process on how I altered this frame.

I first started off by painting the frame with ivory paint.  I inked the edges with

distress inks.  I used 2 different colors.

Where the photos will go, I used some pattern paper from my stash.

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The heart and the rectangle photo slots are 2 pieces, so I took the top piece and adhered the pattern paper.

Once I cut out the insides, I used that as mats for my photos (which I am waiting for this years school photos).

Once they had time to dry, I added some ivory colored pearls to the insides of the frames.

The top part of each frame is open to slide my photos in.  This way I can change them out as the girls grow.

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I added some flowers and pearl sprays from my stash.  I also added some butterflies that I inked

and layered them together.  I added glossy accents to the top butterfly.

I love how this has turned out and can't wait to but their photos in it.

I will be hanging this in my craftroom.

Thanks for stopping and you can get yours at Clear Scraps online store!!


Kim :)



Halloween Mini Pallet Magnets

Happy Friday, friends!!!


I LOVE Halloween and apparently, magnets as well. I LOVE using Clear Scraps Mini pallet wood shapes to turn into magnets!

Here's the Ghost.
These come together so easily. I applied pattern paper to the front of the pallets and trimmed the excess using a craft knife. I also used the backside of the craft knife to rough up the edges of the paper on the mini pallets for a distressed look.

I then hot glued two magnets to the back of each pallet.


I originally was making these to go on my refrigerator when I remembered my new front door is metal!


I mean, how CUTE!! I need a few more Mini Wood Pallets and I could decorate the front door like a madwoman. :) And they're protected by my glass screen door.

Happy Halloween!

Leah Crowe

Additional Products: Pattern Paper: SEI; Beacons 3-in-1 Liquid glue; Silhouette Cameo files: #302004, #151253; Magnets; Hot Glue; Craft Knife; Distress Ink; Twine; Sand Paper


Autumn Tags by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using several tags from the Chipboard Tag Album.  This album has 4 different shaped tags so I chose to use 2 of them to create a set of Autumn  tags.


Place the tags on pattern paper and trace around them.  Cut and adhere the paper to the tags,  then ink them with brown ink.


For the November tag, cut the November panel and ink with brown ink.  Mat with cardstock and center it on the tag.


Select assorted embellishments, mat each and add to the tag.  Add  a pattern paper strip across the tag.  Stamp the phrase and add to center of tag.

Repeat for the Autumn tag, but add a panel of burlap between the layers.  Wrap twine around the tag and add it to the tag with foam adhesives. 
Stamp and die cut the same phrase.  Add to the center of the tag.


Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Graphic 45 pattern paper, Stamplistic Stamp, Imagine Ink, Whiskers Graphic Twine, Spellbinders Dies

Comfort And Joy Canvas Art




Greetings!  Today I am excited to share this Canvas I created using Clear Scraps Stencils. 


Create background.  Start with a white 8x8 canvas. Ink canvas using the  6x6 Plaid Stencil.  Be Careful to not ink over the edge of the stencil like I did.  Luckily my over inking was easily covered. 


Create Greeting by inking Comfort and Joy Stencil on watercolor paper. Mat on card stock and distress edges. 
IMG_4134Add to background and embellish as desired to finish.  Hope you are inspired to get crafty with you stencils! 

Personalized Tractor Pallet Sign

Personalized Tractor Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing this fun, personalized tractor sign made with one of the wood pallet shapes from the Clear Scraps shop.  My four-year-old loves anything tractor, but is particularly fond of the green and yellow ones.   :)

Personalized Tractor Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Basecoat

I started by giving the Tractor DIY Pallet Shape a quick sanding with a sanding sponge before applying two coats of bright green acrylic paint.  This gives me a nice base to apply my other colors to.  Once dry, I continued by painting the steering wheel, gear shift, and tires freehand with black acrylic paint.

Personalized Tractor Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

For a fun, personal touch, I used painters tape to mask off the border of a long stripe down the side of the tractor and applied letters inside of the strip that I cut from stencil material using my Silhouette CAMEO to spell out my son's name.  The font I chose is very close to the one used by the "green and yellow" tractor company in their logos (recommended on their website).  I painted over the tape and letters with yellow acrylic paint, and peeled away the masks once nearly dry to reveal my son's very own tractor logo.

Personalized Tractor Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

To finish the sign off, I painted the wheel wells with the same yellow acrylic paint and the grill on the front with silver metallic acrylic paint.  Since the sign is fairly large and colorful, I didn't think it needed anything else.   And guess son loves it!

I hope you enjoyed this fun, personalized home décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  There are so many gorgeous wood pallet shapes to customize in the Clear Scraps shop...which one would you make for your loved one?

~ Annie

Additional products used: green, yellow, black, and silver metallic acrylic paint; Silhouette CAMEO; stencil material; painter's tape; sanding sponge

Batty Boo

Happy Saturday everyone!!

Today I am sharing my Batty Boo!!


I have used the Mini Bat Wood Pallet.  I love these mini pallets.

You can use them for just about anything from ornaments to magnets.


I first painted my bat with black acrylic paint.

I added some wood letters from my stash that I painted with off white acrylic paint.

I inked the letters with some walnut stain distress ink.

I then accented them with glossy accents, just to give them a little shine.


To finish it off I used a white gel pen to give the bat just a little definition.

This will look great on my fridge or even hanging in my craftroom!!

Run on over to Clear Scraps Store and grab some before they are gone!!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)

Items used:

Mini Bat Wood Pallet

Black Acrylic Paint

Ivory Acrylic Paint

Glossy Accents

White Gel Pen


Grandma & Grandpa's heart pallet sign

Good day, friends!! Leah here with you today sharing several Clear Scraps products on this home decor Heart Medium pallet shape.


I started off by painting the heart pallet shape, the chipboard word titles Grandma and Grandpa, and the Double Hearts chipboard embellishment using unicorn spit stain.


Once the word titles were I dry I placed a (messy) line of enamel accent in the center of the words.


I love how that made the words pop.

I then used my Silhouette to cut out the rest of the words for the sign using plain black cardstock.


I backed some pattern paper behind the double chipboard hearts and then adhered Grandma and Grandpa to it.

The rest was easy peasy adding the other words and embellishments. I think this will be a cute sign to hang in the house or on the front door.

Leah Crowe

Additional Products: Pattern Paper: Colorbok, Crate Paper; Unicorn Spit; Wendy Vecchi Enamel accents; Puffy Hearts; Cameo Silhouette; ZP Jackalope Font; Bazzill Basics Tulle; Ranger Stickles; Beacons 3-in-1 Liquid Glue; Craft Knife