Previous month:
January 2020
Next month:
March 2020

February 2020

Mason Jar DIY Wood Shapes

Hello friends! Hope your weekend is off to a good start!  Today I'm sharing a project I  created with the new Mason Jar DIY Wood Shapes. You receive three shapes in each package which can be used for a variety of projects!  I  chose to create a mini album because they are one of my favorite to do!  The Mason Jar shape is so cute and very popular right now! I   documented favorite photos from a Mothers Day a few years ago. 


I  began by painting the top portion of the shape with chalk paint in grey as I  wanted the "lid" to have a metal color.  Then using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive I   adhered patterned paper to the remainder. 



I  utilized my border punches as well as the colorful strips of patterned paper to break up the lines between the "lid" and "jar". Using an x-acto knife and sanding tool was very helpful in removing excess paper as well as smoothing edges. 


The Mason Jar will fit 4x4 and 4x5 photos perfectly. I  will almost always mat my pictures onto cardstock to add contrast. I  will also cut a same size piece of patterned paper to adhere behind my photo as well.  (I  like lots of layers!).


For the back page, I  had thought about painting the entire surface grey but decided to add in another photo.  So, I  adhered my patterned paper at a slant and added two of the flowers to accent.  


To finish, I  used my Crop o dile to punch holes in the appropriate sides for my book rings.  I  then added a bright yellow piece of ribbon to accent! 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see the new Clear Scraps products by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard frames, flowers: American Crafts; enamel dots: Echo Park, Bella Blvd; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; ribbon: Snug Hug; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: chrome book rings

Grandkids Word Frame

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi there!  It's Annie, and today I'm back with a tutorial to make this darling grandkids frame using one of the new Desktop DIY Wood Word Frames from the Clear Scraps shop.  With all of the gorgeous detail in these frames, you don't need to add a ton of embellisments to make a beautiful gift for the grandmas and grandpas in your life.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Word Frame

I started by painting all of the pieces in the kit (except the frame cutout) a nice, muted green using acrylic paint.  The heart frame was painted with white acrylic paint.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Gilding Word

Once dry, I roughly applied gold gilding wax to the edges of the wooden word cutout with a domed foam blending tool for an aged, yet pretty and sophisticated look.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Gilding Frame

Similarly, I applied a golden green metallic wax all over the heart frame piece for a antiqued, yet iridescent finish.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Decorate Base

To finish the base of the piece, I traced the two shapes onto pretty springtime scrapbook paper and trimmed them out with scissors and a craft knife.  Using collage medium, I adhered the scrapbook paper to the base pieces and then sealed them nicely with a thin coating of medium on top of the paper as well.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

After assembling the piece, I added a few store-bought white and pink paper flowers to the base with hot glue.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

Add a funny photo or nice quote behind the frame and adhere it to the main piece using strong liquid or hot glue.  Embellish the frame with a few more paper flowers.

I hope you enjoyed this pretty springtime desktop frame project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  What's your favorite new Desktop Wood Word Frame from the Clear Scraps shop?

~ Annie

Additional products used: green and white acrylic paint, green and gold gilding wax, foam blending tool, scrapbook paper, paper flowers, scissors, craft knife, hot glue gun

Magical Acrylic Card


Magical Greetings!  Chris here and today I am excited to share this Magical card I created using Clear Scraps Chipboard and Acrylic Sheets. I just love how the acrylic sheets can be used to add dimension to your cards. 

Clear Scraps Products

Dragonfly Chip Board 

Magical Chip Board Word Title

Acrylic 12 x 12 Sheet

Other Products

Patterned paper

Embossing Ink

Embossing Powders

ScraPerfect Glue

Card Base


Start by trimming front off of your card base. 

IMG_5259Add paper to card base. 


Cut Acrylic 12 x 12 Sheet to fit front of card.  Adhere to card base.  Cover flap with paper. 


Cover Dragonfly Chip Board  and Magical Chip Board Word Title with Embossing Ink. Cover with embossing powder. 



Adhere both pieces to Acrylic to finish card! 


Be sure to Check out all the new products at Clear Scrap.

Mini Mason Jar Shaker

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks project!

This week I have created this lovely Mini Mason Jar Shaker.


I love these min shakers!

This was super easy and simple to do!

I just layered each of the pieces together with wet glue.  I added

some pattern paper to the bottome piece and the top piece.  before adding the

bottom I sprinkled in my shaker mix.


To give it some dimension I inked the edges with disress ink.

To finish it off I added a flower spray to the top left corner.

I can add this to a card, box or even add some

magnets to the back, which is what I will do and add it to my collection

of shakers hanging on my door!

I just love the soft colors I used on this and the sparkle also!!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)

DIY Stars Wood Shape Home Decor


Hello everyone. Today, I have this Stars Wood Shape Home Decor to share with you all that I created using the new Star wood shape and Stars wood frames. These are their new products. This is a very easy home decor to make with Clear Scraps wood shapes. 


I started with coating the wood shapes and wood frames 2 pieces with white chalk paint as base color. Let them dried well before the next layer.


Using foam brush, I painted the Star wood shape with red multi-surface acrylic paint. I painted the Star wood frames with the same white chalk paint and blue multi-surface acrylic paint.


After they all dried well, I distressed each of them using fine sanding paper. I distressed the edges and surfaces of the stars.


I glued them together using wood glue. This glue takes few minutes to dry. I put some books on them to hold them in place white drying.

While waiting for the wood glue to dry, I made the blue and red felt flowers. I used glue gun on the felt flowers.


I added the white pompom ribbon on the wood using Beacon 3-in-1 glue. 


An I added the white, red and blue flowers on the wood with the same glue adhesive, too. The glue dries quick and strong on any surfaces.

It always fun to make home decor with Clear Scraps. They have a large collection of Home Decor products at the store.

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

Paw Prints Frame

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using new products that will soon be available.


Using the Chipboard heart with paw print, paint the heart red and the paw print brown.

Paint a frame with gray paint and adhere the heart/paw in the corner.
Add texture to the frame using modeling paste with the 6" x 6" Shattered Glass Stencil.

Add stickles to the heart and paws to make them shine.

Stamp paw prints across the top of the frame randomly with black ink.  Spritz inks on the stenciled portions.  Print up "Leaving paw prints on your heart", adding them around the frame.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies:  Frame, Plaid Paint, Stickles, Fireworks! Craft Spray, Memento Ink


This Is Us Desktop Wood Frame

Hello and happy Saturday! Jennifer here to share one of the fabulous new releases from Clear Scraps!   There are six designs of the Desktop DIY Wood Frames to choose from including the one I  used for my project!  The This Is Us Desktop DIY Wood Frame is perfect for just about any photo. I  used a recent favorite of my kids that I  took for our Christmas cards.  


I  wanted my letters to stand out so I    painted them, along with the top base portion, with black chalk paint.  Any type of paint will do but chalk paint is a favorite as it goes on smoothly as well as dries fast.  


I  covered the bottom base and my frame portion with patterned paper.  I  simply applied my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the front of each piece and then adhered to the opposite side of the chosen pattern. I  trimmed excess paper away with scissors and an x-acto knife as well as used a sanding tool to smooth edges. I  did apply a small amount of black chalk paint to the edges of each piece. 


Once I  had my photo in place, I  adhered my frame to the front of the Desktop Frame using the Beacon Adhesive.  I  then lined up the slots on both base pieces and adhered them together.  Last, I  inserted the two wood prongs into the slots adding extra Beacon for security.  


To accent, I  adhered stickers from the collection I  used to the frame.  


I  finished by tying a small coordinating buffalo plaid ribbon to the curve of the "S".  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all things new in the Clear Scraps shop by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon; misc: ribbon

Clear Scraps Desktop Frames -- Our Family

Hey there all!  Laura here today, and I've got

another project created with one of my very

favorite new products in the Clear Scraps line!

Clear_Scraps_Family Frame_Our Family(1)

These new Desktop Frames are adorable!  They

come in several choices, so you can create a project

that can just be a nice decor project without a picture,

or you can add your favorite photos for a personal

touch!  This Family Desktop Frame was perfect to

showcase a photo from one of our vacations.

Love how easy this one is to create too, less is

really more on these frames, because the word

at the top acts like an embellishment and title all

in one!  To create this frame, I started with paint.

Clear_Scraps_Family Desktop Frame_Our Family_close up _2

I painted the word family in gray, and the frame part

in green.  After it was dry I brushed the edges with

black ink to make the frame a true focal point, since

I was going to add a picture that I wanted as the center

of attention!  The blank space under the word family,

I measured and cut a piece of family themed patterned

paper to act as a background for my photo.

Clear_Scraps_Family Desktop Frame_Our Family_close up _1

You can see it peeking out from behind the photo.

I matted the photo and added the "our family"

title with a fun sticker behind to highlight my

title.  This frame project also shows you that

you do not have to use a full 4x6 photo if you

don't want to.  This smaller photo works great,

and it gives you a little more visual interest to

add the matching themed patterned paper

behind the photo.

The base of the frame is also painted.  I like to

use the contrasting colors (the gray and green)

rather than leaving it all one color.  I'm all

about mixing it up! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Family Desktop Frame

Other:  Carta Bella Our Family paper and stickers,

acrylic paint (green and gray), black soot ink,


You & Me Wood Word Frame

Hi Ya'll,

Tami with you today with a project to share; one that features one of the new products from Clear Scraps; the You & Me Wood Word Frame.


These new word frames are a fabulous way to display a special photo and also make thoughtful gifts.

I was looking for a new way to embellish the wood on this piece and decided to try out my Ken Oliver Color Bursts. The powdered pigments are bright and vivid and I thought they would go well with the printed papers I wanted to use.

First I puffed out little bits of one color all over the frame, then I put another in different areas and finally added a third color.


Next comes the fun part, to spritz the powders with water.


The colors "burst" and blend into each other and work great to stain the wood.


The base and heart frame were covered with printed papers and the edges filed to remove the excess paper.


Use the heart frame to center your photo, then trace around the outside edge, cut out the photo slightly inside the line and glue the photo to the back of the frame. Then adhere the heart frame over the heart on the Word Frame.


Glue the small base on top of the large base being sure to line up the slots. Then all that's left is to put the You & Me piece into the slots on the base. For more stability you can put glue on the tabs, but if you want to mail or box and wrap it, that may be easier to do with the pieces left separate.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, please come back soon to see what's new!


Clear Scraps: YYou & Me Wood Word Frame

TCW: Ken Oliver Calypso Color Bursts, Graphic 45 Printed Papers, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry

Tools: Scissors and File

Alpine Train Card

Alpine Train Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi there!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this fun slimline card using one of the newest chipboard embellishments from the Clear Scraps shop.  As soon as I saw this cute train shape, I knew I wanted to place it into an alpine scene for a unique bon voyage card.

Alpine Train Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Color Train

Start by trimming the train chipboard embellishment out of it's frame and applying color.  One of my favorite ways to finish chipboard embellishments is to coat the piece in Versamark ink (by just pressing the pad all over the shape) and add different colors of embossing powder.  Here I've used black embossing powder for the engine and burgundy and black embossing powders for the cars.  Applying several coats of powder (melting in between with a heat tool) leaves the perfect enamel finish on the shape.

Alpine Train Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embellish Train

For a little embellishment, I trimmed very thin strips out of a gold foil label sheet and used them as pinstripes on the engine and cars.  The tiny number seven on the engine was made with the same gold strip, trimmed out neatly with detail scissors.

Alpine Train Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stencil Background

To create the background, I first cut a panel of white cardstock to 3.75" x 9".  After stamping mountaintops at the very top of the panel and fussycutting the edge out, I stenciled pine trees on the lower part of the panel using the Pine Trees stencil and several shades of green ink.  Alternating the height, color, and order of the tree shapes across the card gives a more natural look to the background.

Alpine Train Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

Pop the background scene up on top of blue panel to create the sky, then mat it with black cardstock before adhering it all down to a top-folding slimline cardbase (4" x 9.25").  Add a grey strip of cardstock and train tracks (I used a thin striped border die to create mine from black cardstock) to the bottom of the panel before popping the chipboard train up top with foam adhesive.  Finish the card off with a stamped or die cut sentiment.

Alpine Train Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Standing

I hope you enjoyed this fun alpine train card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many awesome new chipboard embellishments in the Clear Scraps shop, which one will you choose for your next project?

~ Annie

Additional products used: Versamark ink, black and burgundy embossing powder, heat tool, gold foil label sheets, white, black, blue, and grey cardstock, mountaintop and sentiment stamps, green inks, striped border die

Home Sweet Home Puzzle Decor


Greetings Chris here and today I am excited to share this Sweet Home Decor I created with Clear Scraps new Puzzle Pallet .  

This sign also features the ABC Letter stencil set  and Heart.


Start by painting your heart.  White wash puzzle with diluted white paint. Let Dry. 


Stencil Home on top and bottom of puzzle with ABC Letter stencil set 


Print "Sweet" in desired font and transfer to puzzle. 


Transfer by coloring back of "sweet with pencil and then tracing onto puzzle. 


Using India Ink markers outline then fill in letters. 


Add painted heart and Jute bow to finish. 

I hope you are inspired to try creating your own sign! 

DIY Wood Bunny Welcome Sign

Hello everyone... Winter is almost gone and that means Spring is on its way! It is one of my favorite seasons. I am looking forward to see days that fill with colors of the new leaves and flowers.


My project today is inspired by Spring bunny. I made this Wood Bunny Welcome Sign using the new XL Wood Bunny and the Welcome XL Script Wood Word. It is a fun project to make and you can have a new home decor for this Spring!


I applied 2 coats of white chalk acrylic paint with foam brush all over the XL Wood Bunny. I also painted the edge of the wood. I let the paint dried in between the coats.


After the white paint dried, I added the grey paint randomly on the bunny and I added some the edge.


When the grey paint was about half way dry, I used baby wipes to kindda smudge the grey paint to give the distress and stained look on the bunny. I set it aside to dry completely.


I painted the XL Welcome Script Wood Word with the same grey acrylic paint and foam brush. I coated the wood word twice with the paint. I let it dried completely.


I used wood glue to add the painted wood word on the bunny. I held it own with couple thick books until the glue dried. For outdoor use, you can spray a coat of Clear Sealer Spray and then let it dry completely before you decorate it with ribbons or other decoration.

I decorated the bunny with some pink glitter tule and purple glitter tulle. I wrapped them around the bunny's neck and tied up a bow. And it's done.

You can use this XL Wood Sign as front door sign by adding strong twine or ribbon on the back of the wood with strong glue or stapler.

Clear Scraps Store has many amazing wood shapes for your home decor projects! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have wonderful day!

New Shaker Camera

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using on the new Clear Scraps shaker products

The camera comes with 3 chipboard elements and one acrylic sheet to create the shaker effect.  I painted the outer pieces with blue paint.  Then I rubbed distress ink over them giving them an aged effect.

I die cut a panel of flip flops to fit the center window and glued it in place.
To complete, I placed the acrylic panel next then added beads in the cavities.  Once I had the number of beads in each cavity, I glued the back panel in place and placed a stack of books on top to ensure the pieces were fully glued together.  I threaded a strip of ribbon through the slot, tying it in place.  Finally, I used Nuvo Drops to add decorative elements around the camera face.
Isn't it sweet?
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint, Ranger Distress Ink, pattern paper, beads, ribbon


"You had me at Hello" Acylic Layout

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout that I created using the 12x 12 Acrylic Sheets.

I created this in celebration of my upcoming anniversary with my husband.

This is celebrating our 32rd year together, we met in 1988!  Boy does that seem like a very long time!

Enough of that lets get to my project!

Watermarked-20200212_142335 (2)

The products I used in my project are the 12x12 Acrylice Sheet, Circledots Chipboard Embellishment, and

the 4x6 "You had me at Hello" stencil.


I layered my pattern paper to the acrylic sheet.  My second layer I added some lace to one edge.

I layerd a heart paper doily to the top left corner, which I distress with ink.

I added another layer of pattern paper, and added more lace to the left hand side.


I used the stencil on the photo mat, putting the hello at the bottom and

"you had me at" to the right hand side going down.


I used the chipboard embellshment over my photo, which I used distress ink

to darken it up and used some glossy accents to all the dots.

I finished it off with some other embellishments form my stash.

I can put this in an album, since its fairly flat, or hang it on the wall.

Love how it has turned out!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)

LOVE Pallet Sign

Happy hearts Day Clear Scraps fam! I love hearts and being able to create with the new small WOOD heart frame, 10 x 12 rectangle pallet, and LOVE chipboard embellishment had me thinking this was perfect for displaying the love of family.


I started off by painting the rectangle pallet and chipboard heart frames white. Once dry I inked around the edges giving them a pop of color.

I cut strips of pattern paper (top & bottom) 2.5" x 11.5" (middle) 3.5" x 11.5" and adhered them to the pallet shape.


I used the frame base at the top of the sign to house flowers.


I then used the heart frame itself to hold my family photo and adhered to the bottom right corner. Doing this created a nice diagonal visual line for the eye to follow.


I then added more floral embellishments along the rows and added a hanging element to the backside of the pallet.


I hope your day is filled with bushels of love today.

Leah Crowe