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November 2019

DIY "Simply Blessed" Pumpkin Pallet


Hello everyone... Thanksgiving is about 2 weeks away and today I would love to share this "Simply Blessed" Pumpkin Pallet home decor with you all.

I really enjoyed making this home decor sign using the Large Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape and the Simply Blessed 6x16 Stencil.


This pumpkin shaped pallet wood is ready to use. I painted it with multi-surface acrylic paints (orange, light orange, yellow, and brown). I painted it and mixed the colors at the same time to create some shades on the pumpkin.


After the paint dried, I sanded all the edges with sand paper to give a little bit of a distressed look to the wood.


I sprayed the back of the large stencil with the stencil spray (it is a temporary glue spray) and let it dry of about a minute. Then, I added the stencil on top of the painted surface.


Using the small round foam brush, I added the brown paint on the stencil. I used the bouncing motion to add the paint on each letter. If you don't have foam brush, make sponge will work great, too.


After I covered the whole letters, I let it dried. I added the second layer of paint for bolder, solid look.


I let it dried completely and then removed the stencil. I washed the stencil with warm water and mild dish soap right away.

I decorated this pumpkin pallet wood with some of the fall colored plastic flowers using glue gun.


I put the finished pumpkin pallet wood on our mantle with the other Fall/Thanksgiving decor I have. I love the size of this large pallet is perfect for the mantle!


You can make your own home decor with Clear Scraps wood pallets and stencils in your ways for sure! Check them all out at Clear Scraps store.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! Have a fabulous day!


~ Helen G. ~

Hello Snow Tags Mixable Album

Hello! Winter has made an early appearance here in the Midwest! I'm not a big fan of snow but I  do love scrapbooking about it! Using the Tags Mixable 6x8 Album, I  documented some older photos of my kids where we had a photoshoot during a snow storm! The album has 5 cascading pages alternating acrylic and chipboard. Before decorating my album, I  painted the chipboard pages with white acrylic paint. I  also lined the acrylic pages with the same white paint. 



The focal point of my front page is the new Snow Globe Chipboard Embellishment. I  painted the Snow Globe with white acrylic paint, as well as added patterned paper to the base.  


I  covered each page with patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I  then trimmed any excess paper as well as used my sanding tool to smooth edges.  


Each page is large enough to fit a 4x6 photo; however I like to add additional patterned paper underneath my picture as well as mat onto cardstock.  


Here you can see the white acrylic lined at the bottom of the page. I  feel that it helps the acrylic pages stand out and give your book dimension. 



I  utilized my border punches to create fun strips of patterned paper at the bottom of my pages. This helps break the line between the patterns and white chipboard/acrylic.  



Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Hope this inspires you to create with a few of your favorite Clear Scraps products! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, die cuts, decorative clips, stickers: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: EK Success; stapler: Tim Holtz;  paint: DecoArt; ribbon: Snug Hug;  adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; misc: chrome book ring

Laundry home decor sign

Hello, Clear Scraps friends. Leah here with you this afternoon sharing this cute Laundry home decor sign.
Do you ever feel like the never-ending laundry grows overnight? I did and wanted something cute for my laundry area!


I lightly sanded the  Rectangle Medium Pallet shape and then brushed on an Antique wax stain. I wiped it off using a paper towel, but its recommended to use a lint-free cloth to wipe off the excess stain.

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I let the board dry for about an hour, then I taped down the 6x16 Laundry farmhouse stencil and applied a coarse texture gel on the stencil.


While the gel is still wet, lift the stencil and wash immediately. The texture gel didn't take long to dry and creates this wonderful raised texture once dried. I then used my electronic cutter to create the smaller saying and applied chalk paint for the rest of the saying.


I applied twine to the back with hot glue to create a hanger.

Check out all the wonderful Farmhouse stencils Clear Scraps offers.

Leah Crowe



Mini Pallet Shape Gift Tags

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman sharing mini pallet shape gift tags.



I love creating personalized gift bags for small Christmas gifts.  And these mini pallet shapes were ideal to use as tags.


Using the Bell Mini Pallet Shape and the  Long Bulb Mini Pallet Shape, I painted each with red and green paints. 

Stickles were added to the tops for dimension and then ribbons were tied to the tops.


Using white gift bags, I adhered pattern paper layers, then folded the tops down. 

Twine was added behind the ribbon and used to tie the mini pallets to each gift bag.


Finally I used metal dies with  Rinea Gold Foiled Paper to die cut words which were then adhered to the center of each pallet.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies: Gift bags, pattern paper, Plaid paint, Rinea Foiled Paper, Ribbon

"Gather Here" Pumpkin Pallet

Hi everyone!  With Thanksgiving approaching very soon, its a time to reflect on what we are thankful for.

Today I have created this beautiful Pumpkin Pallet wall hanging.


I wanted something that I could display near my table for Thanksgiving.  It will remind me on how Grateful

I am of the family I cherish.  So lets get started on how I created it.


I started out with the Medium Pumpkin Pallet.  I have some fabric, batting, burlap flowers, ribbon

and some paper flowers that I will be using to create my wall hanging.


I started out by taking apart my pumpkin pallet.  Wasn't very hard to take apart.  The back piece had staples

holding the front pieces to it.  I just used a hammer to flatten them out.


I then took some batten and cut that out in the shape of each of the pieces.  I forgot to take a picture of that step.

I then added my fabric over the batting and glued the edges to the back of each piece.  I glued the pieces back

onto the backing piece to keep it very sturdy I used some tacking glue and hot glue.

I love the effect!


I then made a spray of flowers and ribbon on the side.  I added this sentiment from a fall

paper pad.  It worked perfect for what I was going for.


I just love how this has turned out!

Now lets bring on Thanksgiving so I can display it!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)


Stenciled Thank You Card


I love creating homemade thank you cards and decided I wanted to try one with just stenciled images.  When I saw this Pine Cone Stencil   I knew exactly what I wanted to create.  Combining the Pine Cone Stencil  with  the Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Thank You Stencil allowed me to create a super easy but high impact card. 

Start by inking your stencil with distress inks. I used a couple of brown ink colors to add dimension to the pine cone.  Add greens to the boughs. 




Stencil "Thanks" using Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Thank You Stencil in black ink. 


I finished off the card by adding a jute bow just above the pine cone.  You could also add some stickles or glitter on the edges of the pine cone to create a snowier look. 

Combining the stencils created a super easily reproducible card.  I hope you are inspired to try stenciling on your cards. 


Thankful Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet

Hello! November is the month reserved for gratitude and thanksgiving as well as the wind down of autumn.  For my project, I  wanted to document a favorite fall photo along with tying in the beautiful colors.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used!  


I  began with the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base. I  applied a light coat of chalk paint in Sheepskin allowing some of the bare wood to show through. 


Once my paint was dry (which does not take very long at all), I  secured the 12 Inch Twig Leaves Mascil over the top of my pallet. I  used three coordinating Distress Oxide Inks blending and intermixing the colors. 


Here is a close up of the end result! I  just love how it turned out! The wood accepts the ink very easily without smudging.


 I  used the new Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment Shape as an accent to my title and photo.  I  simply applied two coats of dark brown acrylic paint to the surface.  I  had wanted to add sparkle embossing powder to the paint but it made the chipboard look purple. Not the result I  was wanting. 


I  finished by punching holes at the top of the pallet to string fall colored ribbon for hanging my project. Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of these products and much more by visiting the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots, washi tape, chipboard: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: Plaid, DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; ink: Ranger; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; misc: ribbon.  




Give Thanks Pallet


Fall greetings from the Midwest! I love creating custom pallet signs for my home and friends and family!  I was super excited to get to play with the Give Thanks Stencil from Clear Scraps.    This pallet is quick and super easy to create.  

Supplies needed:

Clear Scraps Give Thanks Stencil  

Clear Scraps Plaque Medium DIY Pallet Shape 

Black Paint

Color Wash Paint 


Floral Sprig



Start by color washing your pallet.  

I love how the color wash looks so natural and allows the grain to show through!


Secure stencil and apply black paint.  Gently remove stencil and let dry. 

Finish by adding floral sprig and bow.  

I hope you are inspired to create your own custom pallet. 




Hello Fall Blank Wood Card

Happy Friday, friends!
Today I'm sharing a mini album using the Blank Wood Card as well as other fabulous Clear Scraps products!

On the album covers I have used three different stencils; 4x6 Hello Fall, 4x6 Plaid, and 6" Twig Leaves.
This little album is from our visit to the local Pumpkin Patch. For the inside album pages, I have taken 10 sheets of pattern paper and cut them down to 3.5 x 5.5". Since they were not double-sided I adhered the backside of the papers to each other, this also created a more sturdy page to hold photos and such.
You can click on any picture to see more details.

The pumpkin chipboard embellishment on the left page was painted and then popped up to create a 3d element. You could also leave them separate two have two embellies instead of one.


I printed out tiny photos sized approximately 2" on the longest side. They are the perfect fit for this album.


I used old Paper Studio & SEI pattern papers for the album, as well as doing a print and cut for the paper embellies using my electronic cutting machine.

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I have so many great shots from this pumpkin patch visit. It was fun incorporating a lot of them into this album.

I absolutely LOVE that plaid stencil, as well as this awesome Chipboard Blessed word title. I inked it up with distress ink and adhered it on the wood cover.


I put the album together using 1" Book Rings and used ribbon from my stash to dress up the outside rings.

Have a great weekend!

Leah Crowe