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Chipboard Frame Vintage Valentine Card

Hi all,

New team member Tami here to share a Valentine card I made

using the new Heart Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps.

Its 4 X 6 size makes it perfect for cardmaking. You can cut the heart to use it as free floating, but I liked how the

pieces that hold the heart create "panels", so I left them in place.


First I painted the chipboard frame with gold paint.


Next, I spritzed a piece of vintage music paper lightly with water then inked it with pink ink to create a watercolor effect on the paper.

Once the paper was dry, I laid the chipboard piece over the inked paper and used a pencil to trace around the outer edge of the heart. 

Then i cut the heart out a bit inside the lines and adhered it to the back of the heart portion of the chipboard frame. 


Do the same with plain manila paper to the rings at top and heart at bottom of the heart.


Next i used the 6" Quarterfoil Stencil and pink and lavender ink to add a background to a 5 X 7 piece of manila paper.

The paper was then trimmed to 4 X 6 and adhered to the back of the chipboard frame.


Fold a 6 X 8 piece of coordinating cardstock in half to make the card base and adhere the chipboard frame to the front.

Embellish with tiny, bright pink roses, vintage dictionary cut out,  iridescent rhinestones and a bow made from vintage mauve ribbon.


To add a bit of sparkle, apply a liquid glitter product to rose petals.

I also used a pretty pink glitter pen to underline "love" on the definition.


Show the ones you love how you feel by creating custom Valentines; Clear Scrap products make it easy!


Clear Scraps: Heart Chipboard Embellishment and 6" Quarterfoil Stencil

other products: TCW Gold Paint, ColorBox DyeStress Inks: Fruit Punch and Aster and Frost Smooch Glitz, Beacon: Paper Crafts Glue, KingArt Pink Glitter Pen, vintage: music paper, "love" definition and narrow mauve rayon ribbon, manila paper, coordinating cardstock, small pink roses and tiny iridescent rhinestones

Friends Standing Wood Frame

Hi everyone and welcome back!

Today I can't wait to show you what I have created!

Today's project is using the New Desktop Wood Word Frame Friends!

This was so much fun to make!


Lets get started with how I created this!


I started out by giving the word a weathered look.

I painted it first with brown acrylic paint, once dry I painted

on crackle medium.  I was impatient so I helped it with my heat gun!

Once dried I painted it with ivory acrylic paint and watched the magic happen.

Once all layers where dry I inked it with walnut stain distress ink to

give the cracks more definition.


The frame piece is unattached when you receive it.

So I added some pattern paper to one side and using the cut out I adhered

that to the base of the frame.

I added a pearl strand to the inside.

Once that was done I attached the frame to the base leaving the top open

to slide in photos.


I added pattern paper to each of the base pieces.  The top base piece I then added

some pearl trim.  I also wanted to give my frame some height, so

I added some feet to the bottom.

Once everything was together and the glue was dry I added

my embellishments of flowers to the top and bottom corners.

I also added a small flower to the top of the "I".


I hope you like what I have created.

Thanks for joining me and see you next time!

Kim :)


Baby Shower Shaker Pin

Baby Onesie Shaker Pin by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this fun baby onesie shaker pin perfect for baby showers and moms-to-be.  The brand new Mini Shaker Onesie from Clear Scraps is super versatile and can be used for gift tags, cards, and scrapbook pages as well!

Baby Onesie Shaker Pin by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

I started by tracing the onesie shape onto some super pretty scrapbook paper and cutting it out with scissors.  Then, I adhered the paper shape to the chip back shape with Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue, followed by two of the chipboard cutout shapes.  White, iridescent, and pink flower-shaped sequins all were added to the shaker for a soft and feminine look.

I added the "It's a Girl" sentiment to the acrylic cutout with a foil rub-on (rub-ons work beautifully on acrylic!) before adhering it down on top with more Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue.  After painting the last chipboard cutout shape with white acrylic paint, I then adhered this on top of the acrylic divider to finish the shaker element off.

Baby Onesie Shaker Pin by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Back

You can use a traditional pin back to turn this into a pin, but I had a couple of magnetic pin backs from some old work conference name tags so decided to use that instead (bonus - no poking the mother-to-be when you give her the pin!).  I trimmed maroon, baby pink, and white satin ribbon to form ten six-inch strips before adhering it with hot glue to the back of the shaker under the magnetic pin back for a nice finished look.

Baby Onesie Shaker Pin by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Front

For one last feminine touch, I added a small pre-formed paper flower to the front of the onesie with hot glue.  And if you don't want to use it as a pin, you could easily add a magnet or wooden dowel to the back instead to turn it into a fun gift or shaker wand!

I hope you enjoyed this fun baby shower pin idea and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many new shaker shapes in the Clear Scraps shop, what will you be creating with them first?

~ Annie

Additional products used: scrapbook paper, Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue, foil rub-ons, satin ribbon, white acrylic craft paint, paper flower, sequins, magnetic pin back, hot glue gun

Mini Heart SMASH Scrapbook


Hello everyone... It's Helen here. I am still working on our memory scrapbook album and I like the SMASH book size. It is not too big but also not too small for a scrapbook. Today I have a clean-and-simple SMASH Scrapbook page to share with you. This is a quick to scrapbook page to make using this Wood Heart 2pc, one of the new Wood Frame Shapes on my page as the frame.


This wood heart comes in 2 pieces: the frame and solid heart in the middle. I started with tracing the heart frame on top of our picture that I printed on a 4x6 photo paper.

After that I trimmed the photo with scissors and then glued the heart frame with the Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue. I added the photo on the page with the same craft glue and I held it down until the glue dried.

I decorated the pages with some embellishments stickers and word chips. I added them on the pages with craft glue and foam tape for extra dimension.

I hope you check all the newly released products at the Clear Scrap stores. You will love them for sure!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a fabulous day!

Patchwork Bunny



Greetings!   I just love this new Bunny Pallet from Clear Scraps.  My first project for Clear Scraps was this DIY Bunny Pallet Last Year.   So when I got this new bunny with the floppy ear I immediately started thinking patchwork.  So I reached into my paper stash and started cutting "patches" from my patterned paper. 

I drew a "plumb" line to make sure my first row was straight and then started laying down my patches.  I used mod podge to adhere the individual pieces. 


I kept laying down pieces until the entire pallet was covered.  For the edges I just applied the patches so that they extended beyond the edges. 



Once the pieces were dry, I flipped the pallet over and trimmed away the excess.  


Using a archival pen, I added faux stitching to all my patchwork.  

I then sealed my pallet with Mod Podge.   Once dry I added my tail with some cotton balls. 

IMG_5022wmThis pallet would be perfect for Easter or even a baby's room!   

Layout with Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishments

Hello and happy weekend! It's Jennifer here to share another wonderful Clear Scraps new release!  There are 16 new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes that were debuted at Creativation last week!  Today I'm showcasing the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishments that I  used on a layout. I  thought they were perfect to go with a photo I  took of my daughter while we were in LA this past summer!


I  began by painting my chipboard with chalk paint in off white (Sheepskin is the exact color). I didn't worry about perfect coverage because my paint is the base color. 


Next, I  used both glitter pink and blue embossing powders to add bling to my chipboard.  Again, I  allowed imperfections in my coverage to let the off white chalk paint show through.  


I  cut a floral circle wreath with my Silhouette and white cardstock to place around my photo. Then using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered my Fancy Chipboard Butterflies to my layout.  



I  also used the die cut butterflies included in the collection I  used to accent around my photo along with enamel dots. 


Here are a couple more photos of my page. You can see I  used pop dots on two of the butterflies to add dimension (I'm a big fan of pop dots!). 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all of the new Chipboard by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, chipboard, foam letters: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock:  Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollection; paint: FolkArt; sewing machine: Janome; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: thread

Stand Up Love Display

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using one of Clear Scrap's new wood products that will be available soon.


This new wood product comes unassembled.  Simply paint, ink or add pattern paper to the bases, then adhere them together.  Keeping with a pink and red theme, I painted the larger base red and the smaller one pink.  Then I used Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to glue the bases together.

While waiting for the base to dry, I painted Love with the same colors, both front and back.
Next, I placed adhesive on the tabs and placed the panel in the base.  I found the paint, as well as the adhesive, helped hold the sign upright perfectly.
Finally, I added a line of pearls to the "L" as well as around the base.  A few left over pearls were added to the point of the heart.
Then I adhered flowers around the base.  The heart moves, so I slipped a photo behind the heart.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies: Prima, Want-2-Scrap pearls


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker -- Bright Birthday Card

Hello everyone!  Laura here today with you, and

so very excited to start sharing some of the brand

new Clear Scraps goodies for 2020!!  Just wait

until you see all the fun NEW coming to the store!

Do you LOVE the Clear Scraps Shakers?

If you haven't tried them, check them out!

They are so fun on LO's, home decor projects,

and YES cards!  I used the brand new

Mini Shaker Birthday Cake to make this one:

  Clear_Scraps_Cake Shaker_Bright Birthday_LCDec2019(1)

This sweet little cake is just adorable!  As with all of the

Clear Scraps chipboard and/or shakers, you can use ink,

paint, glitter glue, stamps, stencils, the creative options

are endless!  For this birthday cake, I loved the dripping

icing, it gives it such a fun look, right?!!

Clear_Scraps_Cake Shaker_Bright Birthday close up 2

I painted the cake first with orange acrylic paint,

then I painted the frosting area with white acrylic.

To give it the fun sparkly, thick look of real frosting,

I added a couple of layers of a thick glitter glue.

Love the way it give it a little extra 3D texture,

and it looks like yummy frosting dripping down!

The shaker part of the card is in every layer.  The

movement it creates in every project you create

is such a fun element!  You can add sequins, or

small beads or gems.  Lots of options!

Clear_Scraps_Cake Shaker_Bright Birthday close up 1

I added little beads and gems in this card, and then

finished it off using some fun, bright patterned

papers, stickers, enamel dots, and twine.  It's

ready to give as a nice addition to a birthday gift!

 If you haven't checked out the Mini Shakers in 

the Clear Scraps store, make sure to check them

out, and guess what, if you have, you should

see ALL the NEW!!!  Find them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today, make sure to

come back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Birthday Cake

Other:  Cardstock--yellow, orange,

Queen & Co gems and beads, twine,

enamel dots, Doodlebug Simply Spring

paper and stickers, acrylic paint--white,

orange, adhesive.


Heart Love

Hi everyone and welcome back!

Today's project I am using another new item for Clear Scraps!

Today I am using the Wood Heart 2pc.


I really wasn't sure what I was going to do with this.

But I knew I wanted to do something different.

And this is what I came up with!


This came out better than I thought it would.

I added pattern paper to each piece.  Once dried I inked the edges of each piece.

I then offset the smaller solid heart to the larger heart.

I die cut out the picture of my daughter and future son in-law.

I popped that up with foam tape.

I added some die cut greenery pieces and tucked them behind their photo.

I then die cut out the word Love twice to make it more stable.

I used a white gel pen to give it a few highlights and then added a small pearl heart.

I just love how it turned out!

And its a very nice piece of wall art for my craft room!

Thanks for joining me today and see you next time!

Kim :)


Cat Family Puzzle Decor

Cat Family Puzzle Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make some fun home décor using brand new wood frames, wood puzzle shapes, and shakers from Clear Scraps.  The possibilities are endless when customizing this Extra Large Square Wood Puzzle Shape, but I used mine to honor my beautiful shelter cats as family.

Cat Family Puzzle Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Painting

Start by painting each piece of the Extra Large Square Wood Puzzle Shape with different colors of acrylic paint.  I knew my piece would be hanging in my kids' playroom, so decided to use four vibrant colors for extra fun.

Cat Family Puzzle Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stamping

Once dry, I stamped paw prints in white acrylic paint across all of the pieces in the form of two sets of tracks crossing diagonally.  To get a nice even impression, I applied the white paint to the stamp with a foam paint brush before making each impression on the wood.  Set aside to dry completely.

Cat Family Puzzle Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Frames

Next paint the outer part of the Heart, Square, and Deco Small Wood Frames with the same white satin acrylic paint and allow to dry.

Cat Family Puzzle Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Frames

Print out or cut your photos to fit behind each of the frame shapes and adhere the small wood frames to the photos using a strong liquid glue like Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue.

Cat Family Puzzle Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Shaker

To decorate the Family Shaker element, start by tracing the shape onto a piece of matching scrapbook paper and cutting it out with scissors.  Adhere this paper shape to the chip back with Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue, then add two of the chipboard cutouts on top.  Fill the shaker with clear, white, and silver seed beads, adhere the acrylic divider, then add the last chipboard cutout (that has been painted with white acrylic paint) on top with Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue.

Cat Family Puzzle Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Assemble the Extra Large Square Wood Puzzle Shape and determine placement of your frames and wood shaker before adhering them all down with hot glue or Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue.  You can add a chipboard or paper backer to hold together the entire shape as well, but I though it might be fun to separate the pieces once in a while so chose to hang them all separately, but interlocking.

I hope you enjoyed this fun home décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With three fun puzzle shapes to choose from, how would you use them to decorate your home?

~ Annie

Additional products used: acrylic craft paint, Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue, paw print rubber stamp, plaid scrapbook paper, seed beads

Wipe Your Paws Home Decor


Wipe your paws!   As soon as I saw this new pallet sign from Clear Scraps  I knew exactly what I wanted to create! Who doesn't just love puppy paw prints!   

I started by punching two holes in my pallet allow for hanging. Did you know that your crop a dile will punch through the pallet???  So cool!




I then painted my pallet.   While my paint was drawing I opened up my word program on my computer and typed wipe your paws and then I found an image for paw prints.  After printing, I grabbed a pencil and rubbed onto the back side of the printed phrase and prints. I then turned the words over again and traced them onto my pallet.  The graphite from the back of the image transfers over to the pallet.  


I them transferred the paw prints to the sign the same way! 


I then grabbed my india ink Pitt pens ( I have a thinner outline one and a thicker one) and traced over the words and paw prints.   I am just love these pens for creating signs! You can see how well they work! 


I hope you are inspired to create your own pallet sign! 

"You Got This" Heart Wood Shape

Hi ya'll,

Tami here today to share a project that you can make for your child or anyone who needs a little encouragement.

This project uses a brand new product from Clear Scraps;  the Heart Wood Shape, which comes in a 3 pack and measures 7 1/2 X 8.

The size makes it great to use for home decor. 


Create a colorful reminder to tell them "YOU GOT THIS" every time they look at it.

I started with the new Heart Wood Shape and stained it with pink ink.

I spritzed the board with a little water first to create a wash of color when I applied the ink.

I also distressed the edges of the heart with the same pink ink.


For the "You Got This" XL Script Wood Quote,  I wanted a layered, distressed finish. So first I sprayed the piece with a yellow ink that I heat set.

Then I brushed on a layer of pink paint and heat set it also. When the piece cooled, I used a sanding block to remove some of the paint.


To assemble, glue the "You Got This" towards the left center of the heart.

Then add mirrors to the center of the "O" and to dot the "i" as well as arrange some to the upper right of the heart.


Add flowers with small mirrors are the centers of the large flowers and rhinestones to the centers of the others.


To finish, glue a ribbon hanger to the back.

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog; please come back for MORE new products and inspiration on how to use them.

Supplies: Clear Scraps: Heart Wood Shape and "You Got This" XL Script Wood Quote

other products: ColorBox: Lemon Drop Spritz and Fruit Punch Dye-Stress Ink, TCW Raspberry Sorbet Paint, Beacon: Mixed Media Glue, Orange and Pink Flowers, Small Mirrors, Clear Rhinestones and Pink Satin Ribbon


DIY Love Chipboard Wreath

Hello everyone... It's time to change the decoration from Winter theme to Love theme becuase the Valentine's Day is less than a month from today. Today, I have this Love Wreath idea to share with you all.


On this wreath, I use the new Love Large Chipboard Embellishment. For the wreath base is a paper mache wreath base that I wrapped it with burlap ribbon. I used glue gun to secure the ribbon on the wreath base.

I use scrapbook paper to dress up the chipboard letters. I traced each chipboard letter on the scrapbook paper with pencil and then fussy cut them with scissors. After that, I used the Beacon Zip Dry Glue to add the scrapbook paper on the letters. I used my scrapper (the one I use for htv and vinyl) to press the paper on the chipboard letters and also to remove the bubbles.


When all the letters dry well, I used smooth craft sanding block to distress the edges of the letters and to give them some texture too. This sanding step is also for removing extra paper off the edges.

I glued the red pompom ribbon around the wreath in the middle of it using hot glue gun. And then, I added each the chipboard letters on the ribbon with hot glue gun, too.


I have some of these paper flowers in my stash. I added them on both ends with hot glue gun. They complete this wreath.

There are LOTS of new amazing products on the Clear Scraps Store that are released this month. I promise you will LOVE them!

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

Love Banner by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a new post showcasing some new products from Clear Scraps that will be available soon.

I loved the wood finish and did not want to take away from it's beauty so I simply inked the edges with red ink.
I placed an inked panel of sheet music as the next layer.
Then I proceeded by adding an assortment of elements from tags to flowers and a wood heart which I painted with red paint.  A pearl heart was added on top of the wood heart.
I used a Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the panel and tied ribbon in place.  Additional tags were added on top of the heart.
A clay corner accent was inked and then added to the smaller panel.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Brilliance Ink, Want-2-Scrap pearls, Authentique pattern paper, Makin's Clay, Prima

Family Desktop Word Frame

I am SOOO excited about this new product from Clear Scraps!!
This new Family Desktop DIY Word Frame is brilliant in its design!


I started off by adhering all four pieces onto pattern paper.


Carefully cut away the excess pattern paper using your handy dandy craft knife.

I also took a moment to add some distress ink along the edges, and then added in some Pearl accents and let them dry.

Once dry it's time to get the base adhered together. I find this next part helpful. Once you adhere the small base to the larger, take the standing frame slats, and put them in the two holes to help line the bases together, and don't remove it until the base is dry, five minutes or so.


I removed mine too early and caused the slats to be off just a smidge when I removed it, causing my frame not to sit down in the holes properly.

I printed my photo out to 3.75 x 5.5" and adhered it to the family base.

Now comes the beautiful frame. I found it helpful to use these cheap little clamps I found at a tool store so I wasn't continually making sure the frame was staying adhered and not lifting up.

While this was drying I adhered the new chipboard butterfly to pattern paper and cut it out with my craft knife.

Next, embellish until you're happy! :)

Leah Crowe