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February 2020

Valentine Heart Decor

Valentine Heart Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Hanging

Hi everyone!  It's Annie and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this fun Valentine's Day heart sign that's the perfect last minute décor project.  Pairing the Medium Heart Pallet with part of the new Heart Mini Wood Frame set, I whipped up a bright and modern-looking piece full of love.

Valentine Heart Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Shapes

Start by painting the Medium DIY Heart Pallet Shape with red acrylic paint and the inner shape from the Heart Mini Wood Frame set with white acrylic paint.  Once dry, sand each piece with a sanding sponge, and apply a second coat for a beautiful, even finish.

Valentine Heart Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embellish Large Heart

Using the Brick Wall stencil, apply white embossing paste randomly around the Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape with a palette knife.  Flip the stencil around a bit as you move around the piece with your stenciling to make the pattern look a little less regular.  Set the pallet shape aside to dry for at least an hour.

Valentine Heart Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Finish Small Heart

Meanwhile, ink the edges of the small heart shape with red ink for a little interest and finishing.  Die cut a sentiment out of white and red cardstock and adhere them together using liquid glue.

Valentine Heart Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

Adhere the small heart shape to the Medium DIY Heart Pallet Shape with hot glue and add the sentiment to the center of the small heart with foam adhesive.  Turn the piece over and attach a natural jute hanger to the back with a heavy duty stapler.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Valentine's Day décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many heart-themed products in the Clear Scraps shop, the possibilities are endless for all of your love-ly projects this season!

~ Annie

Additional products used: red and white acrylic paint, white embossing paste, palette knife, red ink, ink blending tool, sentiment die, red and white cardstock, foam adhesive, hot glue glue, natural jute

Clear Scraps Wood Shapes -- The Road to My Heart

Hi there everybody!  Laura here today, and I've got

a fun home decor project for you using another of

the amazing new products from Clear Scraps!

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The large wooden shapes have always been great

for doing fun home decor projects, but these new

shapes are so awesome!  This shape is the XL

Wood Dog Bone.  So perfect for a cute home

decor project featuring some of my favorite

furry friends!  There are even more new shapes

in the store, you can find them all HERE.

Want to see another newbie I used on this one?

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Those sweet little pup faces are perfectly framed by

the brand new Mini Frames!  These aren't listed in

the store yet, but keep an eye on the section

labeled "What's New".  Not only does it have all

the new items that are already in the store, but it

will be the spot you can find all the new items to

be added later!  You can find it on the site HERE.

A little about how this project was made, I started

by painting the wood shape with brown acrylic

paint, let dry, then brushed the edges with black

ink to give the wood shape a little more depth.

Then my favorite, paper scraps and stickers!

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You can see I just layered up some journal cards,

small pieces of paper, and used some foam tape to

add a few stickers.  The area on the wood shape is

perfect to give you room to decorate.  You can

also do stamping, or stenciling, or anything you

want really.  Sometimes I'm just a fan of the

bright, fun colors, designs of the papers and

stickers, and love to turn them into a piece of

home decor!  As always, with Clear Scraps, you

are only limited by your own creativity!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  XL Wood Dog Bone, Mini Frames.

Other:  Echo Park I Love My Dog paper and stickers,

acrylic paint (brown, red, black), black soot ink, adhesive.

Blessed Chipboard Embellished Valentine Card

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here today with a card and some ideas to share with you.

Valentine's Day is only a few days away, and if traditional pink and red or conversation heart pastels don't appeal to you, maybe the colors in this card will.

I think Valentines can come in all sorts of colors and I thought this mix of prints was fun, romantic and vintage inspired. Plus it could be used as an anniversary or wedding card or if you left off the flowers, it would be suitable as a masculine card as well.

I used two different chipboard embellishments on this card, Double Hearts and Blessed Word Title.

The Double Hearts Chipboard comes in a 4 X 6 frame that you cut the embellishment out of. But those frames are a handy little embellishment too.

After laying out the card, I thought it would be a pretty little display piece if I framed it, so I decided to turn the cut away chipboard frame vertically and use it as the frame. So hang onto those frames once you remove the embellishment and upcycle them.

I love all things vintage, so I wanted the chipboard to take on the look of weathered wood. To do this, I used several different paint colors on the frame and heart and only partially mixed them, so that the individual colors would still show. Then I dry brushed them on. I decided to do the Blessed chipboard piece all in white so it would really stand out. After the paints dried, I lightly distressed the pieces with a file.

After the recipient has read your card, they could cut off the front of the card and display it or add a ribbon to hang it.; another way to upcycle.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and gathered some ideas to use on your own projects.


Clear Scraps Double Hearts and Blessed Word Title

DecoArt: Translucent White and Cobalt Turquoise Media Fluid Acrylics and Americana Bahama Blue, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Paper Scraps, Flowers and Pearls

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors and Paintbrushes


Hearts Wood Mini Album

Hello everyone... Can you feel the love in the air now? Valentine's Day is coming up soon and today I have a Love themed project to share with you all.


I made this Hearts Wood Mini Album using the Hearts Wood Card. I like Clear Scraps Wood Card/Mini Album collections. They are not only for card, but you also can make them into mini scrapbook album or embellishment for bigger project. Wood card comes in 2 pieces: front piece has cut out shape and the back piece is solid rectangle.

First, I traced the front piece of the wood card on 2 patterns of scrapbook papers with pencil. One paper is for the back and the other for the front I fussy cut them with scissors.


Then, I added some of the Beacon 3-in-1 glue adhesive on the back of the wood card, and then added the love pink pattern. I pressed it firmly and using bone folder to smooth off the air bubble.

I filled the hearts cut out with some iridescent giant sequins and then cover it with a piece of plastic acetate. I used the same glue adhesive with the acetate plastic. After that, I added the blue pattern scrapbook paper on top of the wood card using the same glue adhesive.


I decorated the top of the card with some thick sticker borders and word sticker. I tied up some of the thick burlap twine.

I added couple rings to hold both front piece and the back piece of the wood card. I plan to fill this album with mini scrapbook pages of me and my husband from this year memories.

I hope you like this Wood Mini Album idea today. This can be a good gift for Valentine's Day, Anniversary Day, Birthday, or even for Wedding.

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

Sweet Valentine Heart

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a Sweet Valentine Heart.


We recently adopted a puppy and thought this would be a fun way to showcase her.


Using one of the acrylic Banners, I placed it atop a sheet of pattern paper and drew around it.  After removing the plastic film, I adhered the paper to the back of the Banner.


Next, I cut a sheet of Rinea Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to fit, then crumpled it before adhering it to the front of the Banner.


A row of flowers was added across the Banner and ribbon was used as a hanger.


Assorted tags were placed across the Banner.


Using one of the new wood heart shapes, I painted it, then cut a photo to fit behind it.  The heart was adhered to the Banner overlapping the tags. To finish, gemstones were added around the Banner.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper, Plaid Paint, Petaloo Flowers, Gemstones

Country Truck Welcome Sign

IMG_5018wmMy Daughter is getting married this year!!!  So I created this adorable Country Truck Welcome Sign with her New Family Name!  

To create your own Country Truck all your need is 

Clear Scraps XL Wood Vintage Truck 

Clear Scraps ABC Capital Letters Stencils 



Pitt Pens (India Ink Pens) 

Jute for Hanging

I Began by painting my truck.  I wanted a distressed look so I diluted my paint with water. 


After painted my sign, I laid out my Clear Scraps ABC Capital Letters Stencils  to spell my desired name.  I traced each stencil with pencil. 


I used my Pitt Pen (india ink) to outline and fill in each letter.   I added "the" and "Estab. 2020" in my own hand writing. 


Trust me the Pitt pens make adding lettering to your signs so easy! 

I hope you are inspired to create your own pallets! 

Clear Scraps Desktop Frames -- You & Me Valentine

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share some

inspiration with you today!  I am completely

in love (appropriate for Valentine's I suppose)

with the new Desktop Frames from Clear Scraps!

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How adorable is this??!!  I love that they are so easy

to create!!  They have so many options in the store

too.  If you want to see these new frames and all

the other goodies from the new release, stop by

the "What's New" section of the Clear Scraps

store.  You can find it right HERE.  You'll find

these awesome frames in all different styles, and

so much more!  We'll be showing you ideas with

all the new goodies over the next month or two!

With this frame, I used paint and a brush to do the

different colors on different parts of the frame.

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I thought the Black, White and Red combo really made

the project pop, and it's also perfect for Valentine's Day!

That sweet little red heart where I used a chipboard word

"love" and the little heart, is actually a picture frame, but

I liked the look of just putting in some patterned paper

with some words peeking out to create a fun home decor

piece without a picture.  So easy to make it your own!

Always one of my favorite things about the Clear Scraps

products, you can use your own creativity and imagination!

These sweet little frames come with a nice base that you

insert the words/frame into so it can stand up on your

desk, counter, wherever you'd like that little something.

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I also like the fact that it's in 2 pieces, so you can easily

paint them different colors, or cover with paper, stamp

on them, seriously endless possibilities.  Love that!

I finished of this frame with a few stickers and enamel

dots.  Easy, but super adorable!  My kind of project!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Clear Scraps:  You n Me Desktop Frame

Other:  Acrylic paint (black, red, white),

adhesive, enamel dots, patterned paper,

stickers, chipboard.

DIY Wood Shapes Dog set

Hi, again friends!! Leah here with you today sharing my take on this cute NEW Wood Shapes set.


You could turn this into a mini-album, but when I saw it, I thought about a lovely home decor piece that I could hang to memorialize all the furry family members we've had over the years.


To start, I painted the paw print frame shape white and then distressed around the edges with distress ink. I also applied pattern paper to the bone, paw print back and heart shape.


Using a Crop O' Dile I punched holes at the top of the bone, the center bottom of the bone, the center top of the heart, the center bottom of the heart, and center top of the paw print back (before you adhere the frame on)


Once the holes are punched, using wire I had on hand (30 gauge, I actually would have preferred something a little more sturdy gauge wise) I attached all the pieces.



Before I adhered the paw print frame, I used the frame so I could place the vinyl exactly where I wanted it by hinging the vinyl to the contact paper. Once I had the phrase positioned exactly where I wanted it, I was able to remove the frame and apply the vinyl without it moving on me. I then adhered the frame and place my photos inside the paw prints.


I printed out lots of little photographs of my furry babies, adding pop dots to the back of the photo to place throughout the sign.


I embellished with lots of ribbon and flowers.


Leah Crowe

Heart XL Wood Puzzle Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share the new Heart XL Wood Puzzle Shape!  Each Puzzle Shape comes in four pieces which you adhere together.  Since its February, I  created mine with Valentine themed paper and a cute picture of my husband! 




Before adhering my pieces together, I  covered each with different patterns.  I  then used a sanding tool to smooth off any extra paper.  To frame my photo, I  used the Deco Wood Frame which I  colored with Inka Gold in Pewter.  


After adhering my Wood Frame, I  added embellishments from the collection I  used such as die cuts and stickers. 


Some of my embellishments I  adhered with pop dots to add dimension to my project. 


To finish, I  used a punch to place holes at the top of my Puzzle (a Crop-o-dile or  Big Bite works great).  I  then tied pink and white chevron ribbon to hang my project! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check what is new with Clear Scraps by visiting the shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Pebbles; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: May Arts, mini wood clothes pin: American Crafts

This is US Desktop Frame

Happy February Clear Scraps friends! Today I'm sharing the This Is Us Desktop Frame made from birch wood.


These stands are beyond lovely and come together pretty quickly! I started by painting all the pieces and let them dry.


Once the pieces dried I applied a sealer to brighten up the colors and to protect them.


Next, I like to join the base together using liquid adhesive.


To make certain the holes are aligned correctly, I place the standing frame into the base holes and leave it there five minutes or so until the glue has dried.

For this frame, I wanted the photo to be interchangeable, so I applied sticky tape to three sides of the frame leaving enough room for a new photo to slide in and out of the frame from the top.


I adhere the frame to the standing frame and slide my photograph in.

Embellish til your heart's content!

Leah Crowe

Cowboys Wood Album

Hi Ya'll,

Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl is tomorrow! Got your snacks ready to go? Your team gear laid out to wear?

I'm sure some of you have some football fans at your house. At my house, I'm the ONLY football fan, and the only gal. My guys just aren't into sports. But they do support and tolerate Mom tying up the TV all day Sunday! LOL! 

To show just how much they support my newest addiction, they planned at trip to Dallas last summer for the Cowboys vs. Texans preseason game for a Mother's Day gift.

When I received the Blank 6 X 8 Wood Album AND the newly released 2 Piece Wood Star I knew JUST what to do with them...

Create a mini book to hold the photos from that special trip...


The Wood Albums by Clear Scraps can be painted, inked, stained or covered with paper to embellish them. I used a combo, I painted the covers silver, then embellished with printed paper. I separated the 2 Piece Wood Star and used the pieces separately. I painted the larger one silver and backed it with printed paper to hold part of my book title. For the smaller star, it was painted blue and embellished with a cowboys helmet and team name.

I made pages for my book using chipboard, but for a sturdier book, you could use multiple albums as pages.

I added stamped journaling spots and stickers to further embellish my mini book.

Once I was done, I put it together with book rings and tied on a ribbon with football stickers at each end.

Here is a short video showing you the book and pages inside.


Clear Scraps: Blank 6 X 8 Wood Album and 2 Piece Wood Star

Grafix: White 8 1/2 X 11 Chipboard, Reminisce: Stickers and Printed Paper, BGODigital: Digi Papers, GCD: Silver Paper, Core’dinations: Royal and White Cardstock, Clearsnap: ColorBox Brown Chalk Ink and Atlantic Blue and Midnight Archival Dye Ink, DecoArt: Silver Media Fluid Metallic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Mixed Media Glues, Circle Journal Stamp, Signo White Pen, Blue, Black and Silver Sharpies and 6 - 1 1/2” Book Rings

Tools: Scissors, Trimmer, Metal File Set, Foam Brush and 2 1/2 Circle Punch