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Springtime Home Pallet Sign

Home with Wagon of Flowers Pallet Sign by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make some pretty spring home décor using brand new chipboard embellishments and pallet shapes from Clear Scraps.  Customizing a simple rectangle pallet shape to welcome spring is super easy thanks to the new large chipboard designs that come in welcoming phrases and home-y shapes.

Home with Wagon of Flowers Pallet Sign by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Pallet

Start by trimming a sheet of 12" x 12" scrapbook to fit onto each slat of the Rectangle 12" x 10" Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  I wanted to leave a small unfinished wood border around each slat to give my sign a rustic feel, so I trimmed my paper to about 3.75" x 11.75" for the middle slat and about 2.5" x 11.75" for the top and bottom slats.  Apply collage medium or Mod Podge to the wood pallet, smooth the paper on top to adhere, and then cover the piece with another coat of collage medium or Mod Podge to seal the paper and yield a smooth matte finish.

Home with Wagon of Flowers Pallet Sign by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Wagon

Paint the Large Wagon Chipboard Embellishment with champagne metallic acrylic paint.  I like to use a soft foam brush for soft and even application.

Home with Wagon of Flowers Pallet Sign by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Letters

Using white satin finish acrylic paint and a soft foam brush, apply several thin coats of paint to the Large Home Chipboard Embellishment for a smooth and even finish.

Home with Wagon of Flowers Pallet Sign by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Adhere the letters from the Large Home Chipboard Embellishment to the top of the pallet using hot glue for secure adhesion but a little bit a dimension.  Then pop the Large Wagon Chipboard Embellishment up on the bottom of the pallet using foam adhesive.  Tuck pre-formed flowers, die-cut leafy branches, and a few small floral picks into the top of the wagon and secure the entire arrangement to the pallet using hot glue.

I hope you enjoyed this pretty spring décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  What would you fill your wagon with?

~ Annie

Additional products used: 12" x 12" scrapbook paper, Distress Collage Medium, Collage Medium Brush, champagne metallic acrylic paint, white satin acrylic paint, pre-formed flowers and leafy floral picks, hot glue gun, foam adhesive

Birthday Cake Card

Hello everyone and welcome to another project.

I am very excited to show you what I have created using some of the new

items from Clear Scraps.

Today's project is a super cute and easy card.

I am using the new Birthday Cake Chipboard Embellishment.


I knew as soon as I got this what I wanted to do with it!!


I started out with making my card base.  I made an A2 size card with the fold at the top.

I added 2 layers of pattern paper that I distressed the edges.

I added a piece of white crocheted lace.


For the cake embellishment I added pattern paper to the back, to make

it look like how a fancy cake would look when covered in fondant.

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I added Nuvo drops to the front of the cake.  The Nuvo drops gave it an icing appearance.

I spread the Nuvo drops like I was coloring the chipboard.

I gave it a very nice thick coat.

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I used a different color on the candles.

To give the flames that flame look, I used gold stickles.

Once I adhered the chipboard piece to my card, I finished it off with

a few flowers and a bow.

Very simple card, but oh so cute!!

Thanks for stopping and see you next time!

Kim :)

Howdy! Country Greetings!


HOWDY!   Today I am excited to share this quick and easy country welcome sign I created with Clear Scraps brand new release using the

Howdy Large Chipboard Embellishment and Deco Wood Shapes! 


I started by covering my pallet with patterned paper.  I then punched holes in the pallet and added jute for hanging. 


I painted my Chipboard HOWDY with black paint and then wrapped jute around an accent point on each letter.  I adhered the letters to my pallet and added a flower for accent.  
Once I was "done" I decided to add jute around the outside of the pallet to finish the welcome sign.  Be sure to check out all the new releases from Clear Scraps. 

Brand New | DIY Love Desktop Wood Word Frame


Hello everyone! Have you seen the new products released this week? They are just awesome and amazing home decors, wood shapes, wood words, embellishments, mascils, and more! Make sure you check them out at Clear Scraps Store

For today project, I used one of the new Desktop Wood Word Frames. 


I started with stamping the sentiment directly on the wood using Memento Luxe Ink Pad with acrylic block. It is a mixed media ink, you can also use any pigment ink that will work on all surfaces.


After the ink dried, I used my wood burning tool to trace the words. Wood burning is one of my favorite technique to work with wood. It gives the wood extra texture.


I traced the wood word and both bases on scrapbook papers. After that, I cut the paper with scissors. And then I used decoupage glue to add the patterned papers on the wood word and base plates. I applied another thin layer on top of the papers to seal them. Set aside to dry.


I added extra wood-burn dots around the heart frame and then added it on top of the heart with wood glue. I embellished it with some mini roses and twine bow. I used glue gun to add them on the wood frame.

I love all the new Desktop Wood Word Frames. They are perfect for desk decor at the office and home, even it will make perfect gift.

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

2020 Mini Shaker Shape

Hello friends! Hope you are enjoying all of the new Clear Scraps products that are being debuted this week!  Today I'm sharing a layout I  created using the new 2020 Mini Shaker Shape!


I  used the Shaker for my title of my page; what a great way to list goals for the coming year!  I  painted the top frame of the Shaker with black paint and adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base. I  then filled with  coordinating sequins from my stash. 


I  typed out a list of items I'd like to achieve (or stop doing) this year with my electric typewriter and patterned paper from the collection I  used.


Here, I  layered embellishments around my photo using pop dots to give dimension. 


I  used a favorite hand punch to create pennants to layer at the top of my photo. To secure, I  added a small staple. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog!  Be sure to check out more inspiration from our design team these next few weeks!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, flair, chipboard: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; stapler: Tim Holtz; hand punch: Fiskars; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, typewriter. 

Cats Meow Deco Wood Shape

Hi ya'll, 

new Design Team member Tami here today with a project I made using the new Deco Wood Shape which comes in a pack of 3 and measures 9 1/2" X 7.

The size is great for creating an art piece for the wall or to display.

I also incorporated another brand spanking new product; the Mini Paw/Heart Shaker, the perfect embellishment to show your love for your favorite pet.


We all love our pets and treat 'em like family, so why not create a special decor piece featuring your favorite furry critter.

First, I adhered a pawprint printed paper to the upper half of the Deco Wood Shape and white cardstock to the bottom half.


For the border, I adhered a row of dot printed paper to a 3/4" piece of brown cardstock and adhered this piece over where the 2 paper on the Deco Wood Shape met.


I used a file to remove excess paper from around the edges.

Next, I stenciled "Sonni" in blue ink on the white cardstock using abc Lower Case Letter Stencils and added a loose outline in black pen.


I used all 4 layers to make the Heart/Paw Shaker.


Here's how I prepped them:

I painted the top layer white and added some loose outlines around the edges to match the letters.

For the bottom solid layer, I cut a piece of coordinating paper to adhere to the paw portion.

I printed a photo and cut it to fit the heart portion of the shaker.

To assemble:

I adhered 2 of the plain chipboard shapes on top of the solid base.

Then I adhered the clear plastic protector piece on back of the painted top piece, and adhered the photo behind it.

I added the blue and white sequins from the Ocean Sequins to the paw portion of the shaker.

Then topped the base with the painted layer with the photo.


The Mini Paw/Heart Shaker was then adhered to the center top of the Deco Wood Shape.


Perfect to display or hang to show off your pet, or you could make one to give as a gift, or both!

You could also just make the Mini Paw/Heart Shaker and add a magnet on the back to display on your fridge.

Thanks for joining me here today.

Please watch the blog for MORE great new products from Clear Scraps as well as fantastic ideas for using them!


Clear Scraps: 3 Piece Deco Wood Shape, Mini Paw/Heart Shaker , ABC Lower Case Letter Stencils and Ocean Sequins

other products: Bo Bunny Printed Paper, ColorBox: Ocean Breeze Crafter's Ink and Stylus & Tips, TCW: Spun Sugar Paint, Beacon: Mixed Media Glue and White and Brown Cardstock



Sweet Baby Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a new post using one of the new Chipboard Shape Embellishments that will be available shortly.


I painted the onesie with two layers of pink pant.  Then I inked the edges with brown ink.

While waiting for the chipboard to dry, I created my card, wrapping ribbon around the layers before adding the panel to the card.  A sweet phrase was stamped, die cut and added to the corner.
The onesie was added to the card with foam adhesives so it had some dimension on the card.
A heart shaped set of pearls was added around the opening.


Change up the colors to blue for a boy and you've got a perfect baby boy card too.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Prima Paint, Want-2-Scrap pearls, Memento Ink





Brand New Wood Flip Flops

Hey, Clear Scraps friends!!
I am so excited to share with you one of the new releases featuring these adorable XL Wood Flip Flops!

I followed an acrylic painting tutorial on youtube to create this beautiful moonlit beach-scape.

Before I did that though, I applied gesso to the flip flops and let it dry. That way the acrylic would flow easier over the wood.

Once that dried I painted the scene on the background.


I lined up where I wanted the strap to lie, and then painted it to match the background, making it appear 3D-ish.
Once that dried, I used my crop o dile to punch small holes underneath the tip of the straps so I could create a wall hanging. Tie your twine through the holes, then adhere the straps to the flip flops using a good liquid adhesive.

I had started off with the idea of adding in the brand NEW chipboard umbrella and a beach chair or adding a quote along the lines of "The Beach is my Happy place", but I couldn't bring myself to cover up any of the scenery. I think it looks so cool hanging on my wall.
Stay tuned for more awesome inspiration!!

Leah Crowe

Winter Scalloped Square Album

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a winter themed album using the Scalloped Square Album.  And I'm going to share a couple of techniques I  used! 


I  thought the Mittens Chipboard Embellishments would be a cute accent on the chrome book rings! I  attached them by punching holes in the top ends and strung bakers twine through to affix around my ribbon. 


I  first painted my chipboard with chalk paint in off white.  I  then used embossing ink and glitter embossing powder to give them an extra shine. 


I  wanted to add some dimension to my front page as well as allow more of my acrylic to be seen. Using the Snowflake 4x6 Stencil and modeling paste on the right half of my front cover. 


Here is a close up of the end result!  I  added patterned paper and embellishments to the left half of the front cover.  


For each page, I   cut my background page 5.5 x 5.5 inches ensuring each side lines up.  I  matted my photos on white cardstock and added embellishments. 








Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Be sure to check back for what Clear Scraps will be debuting at Creativation this year!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, washi tape, decorative bows: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Plaid; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; metal charm: Tim Holtz; mini clothespin: American Crafts; misc: ribbon, chrome book rings. 

Clear Scraps Flashback Faves Round 2!

Hello all!  Laura back with you today for a

double-dip of a few more flashback favorites!

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It's all about the holidays and seasons, starting

with this printers tray for St. Patrick's Day!

Love creating home decor using the Clear Scraps

Printer Tray Frames and this one is one of my faves!

Want to see all the different printer's trays in

the Clear Scraps store?  Find them all HERE.

And if you'd like a little more info on this project,

you'll find it all on THIS POST.

Another fave is this one that is patriotic home

decor project that starts with one of the DIY Pallets.

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This could be displayed for Memorial Day, 4th of July,

anytime you want to show some red, white and blue spirit!

The Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Star, 4x6 Star Stencil and

Winter Sequins add plenty of patriotic sparkle and shine.

If you want to see all the project info, you'll find it HERE.

So many choices, I love making seasonal crafty goodness,

but this card makes the cut for a fave, just because it looks

great but was simple to make with the 4x6 Plaid stencil.

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Who knew a little stencil could have such a big impact?

You can find ALL the fun stencils available HERE

If you'd like the tutorial on this card, look HERE.

I can't end this flashback favorite set of posts without

including my #1 favorite project of the last year.

Clear_Scraps_XL Wood Frame_Beach Fun

I used the Clear Scraps Beach XL Wood Word Frame

and decorated it up with paint, stamps, and bright

fun patterned paper and chipboard embellishments.

Love that it's a fun piece to display during the summer,

and also to remember some great memories!  Want to

check out all the choices available? Find them HERE.

And the blog post with the creative details is HERE.

Thanks for joining me for this flashback of faves!

Stop back soon, amazing new goodies on their way!

Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Flashback Faves!

Hey there everyone and Happy New Year!  Laura here today!

Wow, a whole new decade!  A perfect time to reflect on

the past few years, and in the case of Clear Scraps, a

few of my very favorite Acrylic 12x12 LO's created!

A perfect way to remember my son's graduation.

The word family is one of the XL Script Words from

Clear Scraps which are always fun to work with!

Want more details about this LO?  You can find the

original post HERE.

Next up, some beach and mixed media fun.  Who

doesn't want a little sunshine in January?!

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic LO_Splash of Paradise

So fun to create this one!  Used alcohol inks, lots of

layers, and the perfect chipboard embellishments

and acrylic embellishments from Clear Scraps!

More details on the blog HERE if you missed it!

The next Acrylic LO is a fave from October

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic 12x12_Spooky Halloween

Not only are there some super cute chipboard

embellishment bats from Clear Scraps on this LO,

and I created a custom overlay using one of the super

cute Halloween themed stencils from Clear Scraps!

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new

this year!  You can find all the stencils in the store HERE.

And if you'd like the info on how it was created, you

will find the blog post HERE.

Sharing one more with you today,

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This Acrylic LO showcases the fact you can also keep

it super clean and simple, just a few mats and layers,

creates a fun LO to showcase a special picture or memory.

This one has another example of stencils, and yes, you can

use the amazing Clear Scraps shakers too!  This one is the

cute Mini Shaker Shovel, and there are so many more!

Don't be afraid to use them on your scrapbook pages!

Want to see more?  You can find all the shakers HERE.

And you can find the info on this LO on THIS POST.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back tomorrow....going to share more faves!

Flashback post from Leah

Can you believe it's 2020?!!
Leah here with you today to share a flashback post of mine from November 2016, while we gear up for the NEW releases coming up very soon!!


Today I am sharing with you how I jazzed up the gorgeous large Deco Portrait Clipboard!
I have always struggled with WHAT to do with a clipboard. I am so over-analytical about the purpose of things. Then as I was staring at it, I realized it is just another canvas to hold a piece of art. It doesn't have to do anything except to display something beautiful. THAT is its function! And then the mojo hit, and I decided from now on, I will probably use these to create layouts on.


I used stazon ink and a Christmas stamp of all things to create some interest on the acrylic clipboard. I then added a pattern background to the backside and adhered it in place and cut away the excess paper. From there, I started building my layers on the front of the clipboard.


Once finished, I have my own home decor piece/frame/layout to hang in my home. Like an instant frame! What do you think? How would you use your clipboard from Clear Scraps? There are so many to choose from, check them out!
See you soon!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps DT

Clear Scraps Flashback Faves-Build It Your Way Binder

Happy New Year!  Wishing all of you a happy and healthy 2020!  To gear up for our Creativation reveal, some of our designers are doing a flashback post this week to share some of their favorite products and projects!  My post comes all the way from 2013 when I  began on the Clear Scraps design team! I  fell in love with the acrylic mini albums and absolutely LOVE the Build It Your Way Binders!  For this particular project, I  documented my sister's family photos! The BIYW Binders have both chipboard and acrylic coordinating pages!  


You can see the entire post by clicking HERE!

Look for more flashback fun this week! And be sure to check back on our social media pages next week to see what is new for Clear Scraps! Have a great day!