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December 2019

DIY Undated Dry-Erased Calendar

Hello everyone! Today is the last day of the year 2019. Another has gone by and we hope that you all are ready for what the new year will bring...

As I am getting ready for the new year, I made this undated dry-erased calendar with the 6" Calendar Stencil. This is an easy DIY project you can make to use all year long.


I use 8x8 frame that I got from store for this dry-erased calendar. I cleaned the glass of the frame with alcohol wipe.

I sprayed the back of the Calendar stencil with stencil spray (temporary adhesive spray) and I added it on top of the frame.


I sprayed the back of the Calendar stencil with stencil spray (temporary adhesive spray) and I added it on top of the frame.

I used Sharpie fine tip permanent maker to trace the stencil on the glass. After that, I let it dry and then removed the stencil.

I cut out a marble pattern scrapbook paper into 8x8 and put it inside the frame and I use dry-erased marker to fill in the dates, months, and notes.


I hope DIY Undated Dry-Erase Calendar idea will give you an idea to get ready for fun planning in 2020! Check out Clear Scraps Store for more stencils to make your own home decor projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I wish you all a Blessed and Fruitful New Year!

Celebration Shaker Box Card


Today I am excited to share this cute Celebration shaker card which is perfect for a Happy New Year Card or any other Celebration! I am just getting started playing with Shakers and I love them! 

Start with the  Mini Shaker Wine Glass  IMG_4627

Paint the shaker with silver paint. Note: my shaker required a few coats of paint to look silver.  I did only paint the top and bottom of the shaker box.


Using your favorite adhesive begin assembling the shaker box. 


Add glitter before you add the acrylic and top piece.  I chose a large glitter to help with the "bubbly" effect. 

 Create your card base as desired.  I added 2 different patterned papers, creating a frame for my shaker box. Add your finished shake box to the card.  Add stamped greeting and glitter accents to finish your card. 

Let it Snow Shaker Magnet

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

Today I have a very cute shaker magnet to share with you!

I used the Square Shaker, Tall Tree chipboard embellishment and the 4x6 Snowflake stencil

for today's project.

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I love how this came out.


I covered the top layer of the shaker with some shiny pattern paper.

I used the stencil by adding snow tex to the acrylic.

I cut the tall trees down so they would fit on the front of the shaker.  I painted them with acrylic paint

and inked the edges with distress ink.  I added the snow-tex to give it that winter feel.

Once I glued all the pieces together, before I glued the top piece down, I added some

Shaved ice from Stampendous.


When you shake it it almost looks like snow falling.

I added a large magnet to the back.

This is the perfect addition to my magnet collection that I am making!

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful New Year!


Quick and Easy Pallet Ornaments

Quick and Easy Pallet Ornaments by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

We're down to the wire folks...Christmas is tomorrow and hopefully you aren't scrambling for last-minute gifts or cards.  Merry Christmas Eve!  It's Annie, and today I wanted to share a super simple gift project that you can make last minute for those neighbors, friends, or co-workers you may have accidentally overlooked.  Using some of the Mini Wood Pallets from Clear Scraps, I created a couple of easy ornaments that can also serve as a unique gift tag.

Quick and Easy Pallet Ornaments by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Supplies

I started by painting the Snowman Mini Pallet Shape with white pearl and black satin acrylic paint and the Stocking Mini Pallet Shape with red satin and white pearl acrylic paint.  My painting was very simple with no shading or highlights (I just made sure to keep my lines neat).  While the white pearl paint was still very wet, I sprinkled chunky iridescent glitter flakes all over the snowman body and the stocking cuff for a little quick embellishment.  Then I set my pieces aside to dry completely for a couple of hours.

Quick and Easy Pallet Ornaments by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Add Names and Hangers

I personalized the ornaments by cutting out names from gold foil sticker paper using an electronic die-cutting machine and pressing them onto areas where there was no glitter.  If you don't have an electronic cutter, you could also stamp names in gold pigment ink using alphabet stamps.  To turn the mini pallet shapes into ornaments or tags, I tied off a short loop of gold twine and adhered it to the back of each with a dollop of hot glue.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy ornament idea and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Are you ready for the big day tomorrow?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white pearl, black satin, red satin acrylic paint; Shaved Ice glitter; gold foil sticker paper; gold twine; hot glue gun; electronic die-cutting machine

Chocolate/Gift Card Holder

Merry Christmas everyone!

Welcome to today's project.

I have created something cute and super easy to do.

Do you like chocolate?  Do you like gift cards?

Well I have something just for you!!

Chocolate Gift Card Boxes!!!

Its the best of both worlds.


I used some super cute chipboard embellishments to decorate these lovely boxes!


I used the Candy Cane, Xmas Tree, 

I first took each embellishment and painted it.

The trees I painted with green and brown acrylic paint, the candy canes with red, and the coffee cup I covered with paper.

I added snow text to each one to give that Christmas feel to them.




I added sentiments to three of the boxes.  I popped all the embellishments

up with foam tape.  I added a poinsettia to the candy cane embellishment.

I created the boxes with craft colored cardstock and pattern paper.

The inside holds chocolates and a gift card.  I created an insert to hold

the gift card and hide the chocolates underneath, as a little surprise!!


I love creating little projects like this for gifts!

I hope you like what I have created and hope you will give this a try!

Thanks and Merry Christmas!






Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Hot Chocolate Weather

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

winter love created on a Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.


The clear acrylic sheets are fun to create with, you can change

the backgrounds, layer, do anything you want and one of my

favorite things is to create a sort of overlay out of it.


I took this picture on a dark background so it was

easier to see how I brushed the edges of the acrylic

sheet with white acrylic paint to make the edges

look "frosted".  Perfect for a winter LO.  You could

do more, use a stencil, or even stamp if you'd like,

this is one of the reasons the acrylic sheets are so

versatile and fun to create with!  I've also created

LO's using alcohol inks.  It's really only limited

by your imagination.  And to create the base for

your photo, you just start layering up your pretty

patterned papers as you would on any LO you

normally create on paper or cardstock.  Just

use your favorite strong adhesive and layer away.


Blank chipboard pieces are a great way to create your

own matching embellishments, and can add a lot to

your LO's.  Clear Scraps has so many to choose from

in their store!  Here I used the Coffee Mug Chipboard

Embellishment.  It looks oh so cute sitting next to that

journal box that was a part of the paper collection I

used, and by using a few scraps from that collection,

I was able to create a perfect match!  Simple to just

trace and cut out, then glue to the chipboard.  I like to

ink up the edges to give it a more finished look.  Want

to check out all the different options in the store?

You'll find them all right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet,

Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Celebrate Winter,

ribbon, twine, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink,

white acrylic paint, enamel dots, adhesive,

red cardstock.

Snowflakes Bulb Ornament Pallet Wood Sign

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Hello everyone! I am here today with another Christmas project idea that you can create for this Holidays home decor. I made this Snowflakes Bulb Ornament Pallet Wood Sign using the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape and 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil. Here's how I made it.


I started with painted the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape with Metallic Antique Gold acrylic paint and foam brush with 2 coats. I let the first coat to dry at least 30 minutes and then I added the second coat. I set it aside to dry completely.


Next, I mixed the Snow Writer paste with extra fine Crystal Diamond glitter on my craft mat with pallet knife to give extra bling to the snow flake.


I put the 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil on top of the painted bulb ornament pallet wood shape. While I held it down, I added the snow glitter paste on it with the pallet knife. I moved it around until the whole wood surface got covered. This texture paste needs about an hour to dry completely, more if you have thicker paste on it.

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I made the red bow out of wired ribbon from my stash and Beacon All-Purpose Glue. I added the bow on that painted bulb ornament pallet wood with the same glue. This glue gun. And it is done. 

This project is easy and fun to make for the Holidays. Check out Clear Scraps store for various designs of the DIY pallet wood shape and stencils. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Christmas Ornaments with Mini Shaker Shapes

Hello! Jennifer here to share some easy ornaments I created using two of the Christmas themed Mini Shaker Shapes! I  used the same technique on both Shakers which I  will share with you!


First up is the new Snow Globe Mini Shaker! I  absolutely love this shape as you can create a Christmas or winter themed Shaker. 


Each Mini Shaker comes with 5 pieces: a chipboard base, three chipboard frames, and an acrylic piece.  Here, I  painted my top chipboard frame and the outside edges of the remaining chipboard with chalk paint in red.  


Next, using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  affixed my patterned paper to the top portion of the chipboard base. I  used scissors and a sanding tool to remove any excess paper. 



Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I   adhered two of my chipboard frames together and affixed it on top of the base. 


From my stash, I  placed coordinating sequins in the center of my shaker. I  then applied my adhesive around the edges of the chipboard frame followed by affixing my acrylic.  Lastly, I  adhered the top chipboard frame.


To accent, I  adhered die cut embellishments to the bottom portion of the shaker.


I used the Present Mini Shaker to create my second ornament which I  backed with red gingham patterned paper.  


For this ornament, I  used white chalk paint on the chipboard frames and base. As I  mentioned before, I  used the same technique on this as I did on the first.


For both ornaments, I  affixed twine to the back to create a hanger as well as added a small swatch of ribbon.  For this particular ornament, I   tied in a metal charm for accent. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I  hope this inspires you to create with the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts: Simple Stories; paint: Plaid; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; metal charm: Tim Holtz; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Crate Paper; misc: twine, ribbon. 

Snowy Trees Christmas Card

Snowy Christmas Tree Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this easy Christmas card using two stencils from Clear Scraps in unique ways.  The Xmas Trees Stencil is super versatile and is perfect for last-minute tags and cards.

Snowy Christmas Tree Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Inking

I started by trimming a piece of dark blue cardstock to 4" x 6" and securing the Xmas Trees Stencil on top using low-tack tape.  Then I applied white pigment ink through the stencil using a small sponge dauber and a pouncing motion to ensure none of the ink crept under the stencil.  (Pigment ink pads can be quite juicy...a quick spritz of low-tack adhesive spray would help here too!)

Snowy Christmas Tree Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Snow Placement

Once the pigment ink had dried fully, I colored over the white images with colored pencils so that I had trees in lots of different bright colors - olive, raspberry, and classic pine!  Since the images are quite graphic, I threw realism out the window and went for high contrast shadows and highlights with my coloring.

Next, I placed the Snowflake stencil on top of the colored panel and dotted a spot of liquid glue through each of the openings, then popped a super sparkly clear rhinestone on top.  If you struggle with sequin or other embellishment placement on cards, this technique makes it super easy by essentially using the stencil as a template for the perfect spacing.

Snowy Christmas Tree Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

To finish the card, I die cut a simple sentiment out of white cardstock three times and stacked them up on top the tree panel using liquid glue to make it really stand out.  Then I matted the panel with silver cardstock and adhered it all to a top-folding white card base measuring 4.5" x 6.5".

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Christmas card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With just a few short days before Christmas, will you be pulling out any stencils to make last-minute cards or tags?

~ Annie

Additional products used: blue, silver, and white cardstock; white pigment ink; colored pencils; rhinestones; liquid glue; sponge dauber; sentiment die

Christmas Sled Candy Box

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing a candy box using the Clear Sled Box.  


This is a wonderful sled sized at approximately 5" x 8" x 2".  I chose to use it as a candy box, but think of all the fun things you can use it for.


Using the sled as a stencil, trace around the sled onto Rinea Foiled Paper and cut out 2 pieces.


Paint the opposite side of each sled with red paint and use gold medium on the sled runners. 
Assemble the sled using the included adhesive dots for support.


Place a piece of  Rinea Foiled Paper on the base of the sled.


Die cut bells and place on both sides of the sled.


Fill with candy and place amongst your Christmas decorations.

You could also use it as a Christmas present, placing a gift in the base.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper; Plaid Paint; Memory Box die


Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags -- Snowflakes from Heaven Tag

Hi there everybody!  Who's ready for winter?

Laura here with you today, and I am definitely NOT...haha!

But I am ready for some winter crafting time, and that's

where this adorable home decor tag project comes in.


How fun is this Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag from

Clear Scraps?  They have a scalloped version too,

you can find that one in the store HERE.

I am in love with these new Jumbo Wood Tags!

They are a blank slate for you to create anything

your heart desires!  So many ideas, so many options!


The Mini Shaker Snowflake from Clear Scraps was a

perfect addition as an embellishment on this tag.

I painted it white, traced the circle on paper to cover

the inside, and glued it all together with the gorgeous

Winter Collection Sequins from Clear Scraps inside.

A little Stickles on the top of the snowflake gives it a

nice shimmer in addition to the sequins.

Now where did those white snowflakes on the

background of the tag come from?


After I painted the tag with gray paint and it dried,

I took one of the acrylic snowflake shapes from the

Clear Scraps Mini Snowflake Acrylic Mini Album and

used it as a reverse stencil of sorts, sponging white

acrylic paint around the shape to create the snowflakes.

Best yet, I did not peel off the protective sheet on the

snowflake, so it's good to use for another project, just

peel the coating (and paint) away when I want to use

it later.  I love when a product can do double duty!


To decorate the bottom of the tag, I used scraps of

pretty patterned paper, a few stickers and twine.

It finishes off a super adorable project that will

make a nice addition to my winter home decor!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag

Mini Shaker Snowflake, Winter Sequins,

Mini Snowflake Acrylic Mini Album.

Other: Echo Park Celebrate Winter Collection,

Stardust Stickles, enamel dots, twine, ribbon,

acrylic paint (gray, white), red and gray

cardstock, Hickory Smoke distress ink,

adhesive, foam tape.

Believe Pallet Home Decor

Happy Holidays, friends!! I've been into creating my own home decor items this year and using Clear Scraps products makes it super easy.


I had started off with an idea to create a Christmas Eve Traditions layout using the painted Sled & Xmas Bulb Chipboard Embellishments and the Mini Shaker Present. When it came time to put them together on a layout, I couldn't find any photos from the last two years, which I will have to change this year. lol

I found I had a Medium Plaque Pallet shape on hand and took the Believe stencil and laid them out to see what it would possibly look like.

I decided to roll with it and proceeded to paint the background of the wood pallet shape white and blue.


Once that dried I placed the Believe stencil down and sponged in some yellow and golden paint.


It's cute but didn't pop quite enough, so I outlined the word in a Pitt pen marker.


I then splattered some white flecks of paint and adhered the mini shaker and chipboard embellishments.


Here are some close-ups!


I pray the rest of your year is filled with love and warmth spent with family and friends.

Leah Crowe

Quick and Easy Shaker Ornaments and Gift Tags



Who doesn't love handmade ornaments and gift Tags. One of my favorite childhood Christmas memories is getting packages from my grandma with a hand made ornament attached.  Clear Scraps Mini Shakers  are perfect for creating personalized ornaments then Hang them on your packages to use as tags. 


For my ornaments/tags I used two different shakers - The Mini Shaker Bone , which is perfect for all the dog mommies and daddies out there, and the Mini Shaker Snowglobe.  


Paint The Mini Shaker Bone  with white or cream paint.  Fill the shaker with glitter and write the name on the acrylic. 


the Mini Shaker Snowglobe

Start by coloring your image for inside your snowglobe. 


Paint the top piece of the snowglobe. Trace base onto a corrugated paper and fussy cut to fit. 

Add a bronze wax to highlight corrugated paper. 


Assemble Shaker box, adding glitter. 


Here is a close up of all the sparkly goodness! 

I hope you are inspired to get crafty with your shakers!  

Snowman Pallet Decor

Snowman Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make some fun winter décor with one of the adorable Pallet Shapes from Clear Scraps.  The Snowman DIY Pallet Shape is super easy to decorate and fun to customize so that it matches your other holiday décor!

Snowman Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Painting

Although I usually work with acrylic paint, large wood shapes like this can sometimes take a while to paint multiple coats with a brush.  Since I would be placing my snowman outdoors and he would be mostly one color, it made more sense for me to use spray paint.  I gave the Snowman Pallet one coat of flat white paint and then applied this white glitter spray paint that leaves a subtle shimmer all over the surface (a fun way to mimic snow).

Snowman Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Flocked Accessories

To create the hat, I traced the shape of it from the pallet onto the back of some black flocked cardstock and cut it out by hand.  Then I cut out five pieces of coal and a carrot from the same flocked cardstock using scissors freehand.

Snowman Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Hat

I secured the flocked hat to the pallet using Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue.  Then I wrapped a short length of one-inch red satin ribbon around the hat and adhered it in the back with glue.

Snowman Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Scarf

The scarf was made from some two-inch green burlap ribbon that I folded in half and wrapped around the snowman's neck.  Before securing it with more Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue, I attached two little sleigh bells to the knot and smoothed out the ends of the scarf.

Snowman Pallet Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

Now that my other accessories were in place, I could figure out the best spacing for the eyes, nose, and buttons.  Once I was happy with the placement, I adhered it all down with the same liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed this fun winter décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would customize this adorable snowman?

~ Annie

Additional products used: flat white spray paint, white glitter spray paint, black and orange flocked cardstock, Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue, one-inch red satin ribbon, two-inch green burlap ribbon, sleigh bells

Angel DIY Pallet Shape

Hello and happy Thursday! It's Jennifer here to share a Christmas project I  created using the Angel DIY Pallet Shape. If you have not had a chance to play with the many Pallet Shapes you must try them out! There are so many possibilities on what type of projects you can create! 


I  began by giving my pallet a nice coat of chalk paint in grey. I  love chalk paint because it goes on smooth as well as dries quickly.  I  did not worry about covering every inch of the front of the pallet since the grey would be the base color. 


Once my paint was dry, I  used a tea light candle to apply wax to the surface of my pallet. The rule is the more wax you apply, the more distressed finish for your end result. 


Next, I  applied cream chalk paint in small sections and scraped off the excess as I  went.  You will need to scrape before the second color dries.  And if I  do not like how a section turned out, I  will go back with paint and re-scrape.


Here is the effect of the above technique. Your pallet should look a great deal more white with grey undertones.  However, you can apply less paint to allow your base color to be more prominent. 


Using a Christmas garland from a local craft store, I  created a small wreath and adorned it with buffalo plaid ribbon. I  affixed my wreath using twine from my stash.


I  added a small sentiment using black vinyl and a cut file from my Silhouette. I  simply adhered it using a bit of transfer tape. Last, I  punched holes in each side of m pallet to string twine in order to hang my project.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the DIY Pallet Shapes by visiting HERE. Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: DecoART; vinyl, transfer tape: Cricut; diecut machine: Silhouette; hole punch: WeRMemoryKeepers; misc: garland, twine, ribbon