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Faith Over Fear Pallet Sign

Hello everyone... Helen is here today. Today, I would like to share this Faith Over Fear Pallet Sign that I created using the Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape and Faith Over Fear XL Script Wood Quote.


I use 12 x 12 scrapbook paper that I cut into 3 paper strips. I applied thin layer of Mod Podge with foam brush on each of the pallet wood, next I added each paper strips on the wood pallet, and then I applied another thin layer of the Mod Podge again.

The Mod Podge can dry in couple hours or over night. But I dried it with craft heater (heat gun) for faster drying. But the trick is when use craft heater (heat gun), you have to be careful for the glue not to get bubbly becuase of the heat.

I added extra texture on the wood with paint splatters using acrylic paints (white, teal and dark blue) that mixed with a little bit of water. And then I used the brush to add the splatters on the wood.


While wait for the splatters paints to dry, I grabbed my Extra Glitter Mod Podge jar and another clean brush. I painted the wood script word with those glitter mod podge and look at that... I got a glitter wood word!!! I love how it turned out. Again, I used craft heater to speed up the drying time.

I added the wood word on the wood pallet with wood glue. I put some heavy books on top if it while it was drying.

These last several weeks that we all have been through are uncertain. I hope this sign can be a reminder for all of us to have faith than fear, to help us to remember that God in whom we have put our trust is at work in our lives every single day.

Thank you for stopping at our blog today. Have wonderful day!

Vacation Jars Embellished with Shakers


Tami here today to show you a fun was to use two of the new Clear Scraps Shakers: Mini Girl Mouse and Mini Flip Flops

Spring and Summer is VACAY time! And that means planning and budgeting for them. You might just find yourself with some extra time on your hands in the coming days, so how about spending some of it getting crafty? 

Clear Scraps Shakers are fun to embellish and fill, you can use them on cards, gift bags, make magnets or ornaments out of them, use them on decor projects --- all sorts of things.

I thought they would be a great way to embellish Vacation Jars to use to save up for a family vacay...


The bottom layer of the Flip Flops was covered with printed paper, then the top layer was colored in with glittler gel pens. I crushed up some broken shells to fill them with; you could also add sand. Small sequin flowers with rhinestone flowers finish them off...


For the Mini Girl Mouse, the bottom layer was covered in printed papers - I used a different one for the ears. The bow on the top layer was backed with red cardstock and colored in with black glitter gel pen. I filled the shaker with rhinestones and sequin flowers...


Ribbons were adhered to the back to hang the shakers around the jars. This also makes the shakers removable so you can use them to embellish memories of your trip after you get back.


Clear Scraps: Mini Girl Mouse and Mini Flip Flops

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Glitter Gel Pens, Printed Papers, Cardstock Scrap, Flower Sequins, Rhinestones, Crushed Shells, Ribbon and Jars


Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic LO--Let's Go

Hi everyone!!  Laura here with you today!

I've got an acrylic LO I'm sharing that has a fun

stamped and stenciled background!

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The base is one of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheets from Clear Scraps.

These are completely clear so you can paint, stamp, stencil, use

alcohol inks, or even just used patterned paper to create a fun look.

To start you peel off one side of the protective covering (I leave the

other side on until I'm finished with the project to keep it nice and

clean).  Then I took some green acrylic paint and the Clear Scraps

6" Spiral stencil.  I dabbed the paint thru the stencil.

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A good rule of thumb is doing this in threes.  And also

putting part of the stencil off the page for at least one

or two of the stenciled shapes.   After I let the stenciled

patterns dry a bit.  Then I used a similar stamp shape

to come in with a different complementary paint color

(I used gray) to add a little extra pattern and depth.

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You can see the gray stamped shape just peeking out here.

The stamped and stenciled images are around the outer

edges so the make a great frame for the pretty papers and

of course, the focal point, the picture.  Some cute stickers

frame it out and create a great title for the page.   I also

added a few stickers and embellishments to the centers of

the circles.  They could have stayed plain, but I'm always a

fan of more embellishments.....haha!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I hope you're inspired to try your own acrylic sheet LO to

scrapbook some of those memories.  The are a fun option

to the same old background.  Especially since using these,

you can create any background your imagination can think up!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheets, 6" Spiral Stencil

Other:  acrylic paint--green, gray.  Photo Play

Boarding Pass stickers, papers.  Enamel dots, adhesive.

Be Still Mixed Media Canvas

Hello crafty friends... Helen is here. Today, I would like to share this mixed media 5x7 canvas with you all.


In the last several weeks, this phrase "Be Still" resonates in my heart and mind every day. I am learning to be still in the Lord and waiting for Him more than before. I finds more joy and hope to go through each day.

On my mixed media 5x7 canvas today, I used the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil and Embroidery Hoops Chipboard Embellishments.

I taped the stencil on the canvas with painter tape to hold it down while I applied the gold texture paste on the canvas. I removed the stencil and let it dried.


After the gold texture paste dried, I added thin layer of white gesso on the canvas randomly with my finger. Then, I dried it craft heater half way and when it was still tacky, I added some DecoFoil Gold Foil Sheet randomly on it. It give the extra distress look on the background.

I cut off one of the embroidery hoops chipboard with scissors. I covered it with some white gesso, dried it half way with craft heater, then when the gesso still tacky, I added the DecoFoil Black Foil sheet on the hoop randomly. I added the embroidery hoop on the canvas with 3-in-1 Beacon glue. I held it down with some large acrylic stamping block until the glue dried well.


I found the paper flower in my stash and I added some fine glitter on the tip of the petals with dries-clear permanent glue. Set aside to dry.

I cut out some of the butterflies out of white cardstock and I added the DecoFoil Red Foil sheet on each of the butterfly with DecoFoil Glue Pen. I did it randomly so they all would look like distressed foiled butterflies.


I also cut out the vine out of metallic cardstock, the leaves out of watercolored paper and added some glitter on the tip of each leaf, and the banner out of white cardstock. I wrote the sentiment words on the banner with Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen.

I added each piece of the embellishment die cuts on the embroidery hoop with 3-in-1 Beacon glue. For the finishing touch, I added some of the gelato around the canvas using my finger.

This canvas is sitting on my desk as a reminder to continue to be still in the LORD every day. I hope this project encourages your heart today. 

There are many embellishments and stencils at Clear Scraps store that you will love. Check them all out! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!

Birthday Cake Chipboard Layout

Hello friends! Happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here to share a layout I  created with one of the new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  They make for a great accent on a page or front of a mini album!  I  had these cute photos of my niece from her recent birthday and used the Birthday Cake Chipboard Embellishment Shape


I  began by painting my chipboard with white acrylic paint.  I  then used glitter pink embossing powder on the base of the cake while using gold on the "flame" portions. Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  backed the chipboard with a floral print pattern paper.  I  then cut away excess paper with scissors and my x-acto knife. 


Showing a couple close ups of the rest of my page! I  love layering embellishments and adding additional colors into my project.  



Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill;  punch: Fiskars; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; embossing ink, archival ink, embossing powder: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; stamp: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Mixed Media Travel Album

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a Mixed Media Travel Album using the Mixable Lovely Album.

Have you seen the wide variety of albums that are available?  Some are chipboard, some are acrylic and some are a combination.
There are also many styles and sizes to create with.


This album is approximately 6" x 8" and is a combination of acrylic and chipboard panels in a variety of cascading shapes.


Remember to remove the plastic covering on the acrylic pieces before adding your papers and embellishments. 
The beauty of the Mixable Albums is that you can create them any way you desire.


Going with a travel theme, I used papers from Stamperia to create my album.


Some of the papers were cut to fit the pages.  Some papers were torn and assembled together on the pages.
Pockets were created to add more space for pictures and journaling. 
Tags were inked and added about the album.


Using Sizzix dies, I die cut words which were added to the front cover over a post card.
Additional words were added to various pages inside the album.


Additional tags were included as pages for more journaling opportunities.
Twine was added to the tags so they would be easily removed and replaced.


Rings are included with the album so I finished by tying ribbons to the rings of the album.

I will be traveling this year and think this album will be a fun way to document my upcoming trip.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:  Sizzix dies, Stamperia Papers, Distress Ink, Ribbon


Mini Mason Jar Inspirational Shaker

Greetings. Today I am excited to share this inspirational shaker I created using Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mason Jar . I am hoping to add some magnets to the back of the shaker to add it to my fridge or even my file cabinets at work.  To recreate this project you will need:

Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mason Jar 
Patterned Paper
White twine
Metal Butterfly

Start by painting the top layer of your Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Mason Jar 
 While drying, trace and cut and then adhere sentiment from your patterned paper. 
Begin adding layers from your shaker.  

Keep adding layers.  

Adding glitter and sequins to fill shaker.  
Add acrylic layer over sequins.  
Don't forget to peel the protective  covering off the acrylic. 
Add your painted top layer.  
I recolored my metallic accent with alcohol markers.  

Add to shaker and finish off with a bow.  I hope you are inspired to get creative with Clear Scraps! 

House DIY Wood Shapes

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a mini album I created using the new House Wood DIY Shapes! You receive three shapes in each package where you can use a single shape or all three to create your project! After layouts, mini albums are one of my favorite to create so that's what I  chose!  I  thought the house shape would be perfect to showcase some favorite photos of my family! 


I  covered each page with patterned paper using my  Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and sanding the edges. To create contrast, I  applied a light coat of white acrylic paint around the edges of each page. 


The bottom portion of the page is large enough to fit a horizontal 4x6 photo. I   almost always mat my pictures onto white cardstock and back with another patterned paper. 


The birch wood is sturdy yet easy to use a Crop o Dile or Big Bite to place holes for your book rings (you can also thread your pages using ribbon or jute).  



I  like to add extras in my books such as envelopes or small acrylic pages. Here, I  had a kraft envelope in my stash that I  used for extra embellishments and journaling.  You can also add photos or place mementos into the envelope. 



Besides covering with patterned paper, you can ink, paint, or stamp onto the birch wood.  The Clear Scraps stencils work great with the wood products as well! 


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

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, sticker, chipboard: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; paint: FolkArt; punch: Fiskars: bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  misc: chrome book rings, kraft envelope. 


Clear Scraps DIY Medium Pallet Shape--Our Home

Hi there everyone!  How we all holding up?

Laura here today, to give you a little craft time

distraction with an idea for a cute little home

decor project that's fun and super easy to do!

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Is your home your happy place?  I love being at home.

But I also feel like it's always a work in progress.  It's messy

sometimes, it's not decorator perfect, that's for sure, but it's

full of our memories, and mementos we've gotten from different

events, pictures, and of course, some of these fun home decor

pieces I've created over the years.  This one starts with a great

base piece, the Clear Scraps House Medium DIY Pallet Shape.

Love these medium pallets, and there are a lot of great shapes

to choose from.  You can always go with a basic square or circle,

that's a great place to start (check them all out HERE)

Don't be afraid of the shapes though,  you just paint it, or you can

trace it and cut it out of a pretty patterned paper like I did here.

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Just cut around it, and cut the strips.  I like to ink around

the edges sometimes.  Not every time, just depends on the

look I'm going for.  After that, just glue the pieces to the

wood using your favorite adhesive.

The words "Our Home" are also a Clear Scraps item.

You can find all the XL Script Wood Quotes in the

store under the embellishments section. 

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I simply painted it all white, then went back in using

a brush to paint the heart in red.  I added a few

stickers and enamel dots to complete this cute little

piece of home decor.  You could add a ribbon or

display it on an easel in your home.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps--House Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Home XL Script Wood Quote

Other--Acrylic paint-white, gray, red, enamel dots

Photo Play Boarding Pass stickers, papers.

Mixed Media Card ~ Be Still

Hello everyone... It's Helen. Today, I would like to share a mixed media card that I want to share with you all.


On this mixed media card, I used the 6" Hibiscus Flower Stencil and 3 x 12 Peace Be Still Stencil, and watercolor paint, texture paste, fine glitter, Gelatos (or any coloring medium you prefer), permanent pen.


First, I created the watercolor background using watercolor paint. I added some light blue watercolor paint and water on a piece of watercolor paper. I kept adding water to create wash and dried it with craft heater. Next, I sprayed it with some water using the Distress Sprayer and then dabbed off the water with paper towel. I dried the panel again with craft heater.

Next, I mixed the texture paste with fine glitter on my craft mat.

I taped the 6" Hibiscus Flower Stencil on the bottom corner of the panel. Then I added the glitter texture paste on it using palette knife. I dried my texture paste with craft heater for speedy drying, but if you want, you can left it to dry for couple hours or over night.

Next step is coloring the flower. I used Gelatos and waterbrush to color the hibiscus flower. If you don't have any Gelato, you can use any coloring medium you can use on texture paste, but I don't recommend to use any alcohol markers or anything that has softer nibs, the texture paste or rough surface might ruin your marker nibs.


After the coloring done, I traced the word "Be Still" using the 3 x 12 Peace Be Still Stencil and pencil first; then I traced it again with Faber-Castell Brush Pen. This pen has pegment india ink that works very well on any surfaces, especially on watercolored background like this.

I added some gold splatters on the panel using the Gold Finetec watercolor paint and waterbrush. I dried the panel one more time with craft heater, and then I added on a A2 white card with permanent adhesive runner.

I hope this card will bring you joy and comfort, a reminder that you can be still in the Lord and know that He is the mighty God who will send help.

You can create any kind of projects using Clear Scraps stencils. They have various sizes at the store. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Mini Butterfly Shaker Magnet

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using the Mini Shaker Butterfly.

Have you seen the variety of shakers available at Clear Scraps?  There are just so many choices!


This cute butterfly shaker is not only quick to make, it's also a lot of fun to personalize for someone special. 
Just separate all the pieces then paint the top and bottom layers with gesso. 
Place them aside to dry.
Once dry, I painted the layers with pink paint.
The gesso allowed the pink paint to stand out.


When dry, I assembled the layers and placed sequins inside before gluing the top layers in place.
Placing a heavy book on top helped the layers adhere.
When ready, I wanted to add additional color, so I inked the edges with purple ink.  Then I found a flower that I thought would be a nice addition.
After adhering the flower in place, I added a small clay flower to the center.
Then I glued a magnet to the back.

With the many shakers available, there are many options for creating an assortment of designs.
I have mine on the fridge, but they could easily adorn a young girls room, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:  Plaid Paint, Petaloo Flowers

Coffee Inspired Thank you Card

Greetings Chris here to share this adorable coffee inspired thank you card I created using Clear Scraps Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment.  This card would be perfect to add a little gift card to your favorite local coffee house.

To create this card, I started by covering my chipboard with patterned paper. For the cup sleeve I chose to cover the chipboard with corrugated paper. 




I matted my coffee mug onto black card stock and adhered the coffee sleeve and began assembling my card.


I added paint drops to fill in the heart on the cup sleeve, and added some mini heart punches to my card to finish. I just love the dimensions in this card.

I hope you are inspired to use your chipboard on your cards!

Every Moment Matters with Clear Scraps

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here today to share a home decor project I created using some fun Clear Scraps wood products! It's officially springtime so I  started with the Flower Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base. And I'm going to show you how I  decorated my pallet. 


I  selected my background paper and measured each "slat" of the Flower.  I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the front the pallet and adhered the patterned paper. 


I  cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and healing mat to trim around the edges. I  also used sand paper to smooth the seams between the paper and pallet. 


Using a foam applicator, I  painted the edges of the pallet with white acrylic paint not worrying about having clean lines. 


Next, I  painted the Every Moment Matters XL Script Wood Quote with chalk paint in green.  Again, I did not worry about covering ever surface of the wood.


I  then applied wax to the front of the Wood Quote using a tea light candle (however you can use any candle in your stash). The more wax you apply, the more distressed your effect will be. 


I  then applied white paint in small sections, scrapping the excess off as I  went.   You can also use sand paper to smooth any areas you weren't happy with. I  affixed my Wood Quote using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


I  used stickers and chipboard embellishments as accents. I  also utilized my hand punches to add additional butterflies. 



To finish, I  used my hole punch at each side to thread ribbon though to hang my project! 



Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Hope this inspires you to do some spring home decor projects with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; hand punch: Martha Stewart; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; ribbon: May Arts; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: vellum, foam applicator brush, x-acto knife, sand paper. 















Beach Chair Chipboard "Relax" Card


Tami here to share a card with you...


Although many of us are taking our vacations at home during this time, instead of planned destinations, everyone can use a calming thought. 

This card conjures up visions of relaxing under the shade of an umbrella on a sunny beach. Letting that warm sand work it's way between our toes, and feeling that fresh ocean breeze on our face. Can you see it? Feel it? Are you relaxed yet?

Granted, it will probably take more than a card to create a little relaxation for most of us, but I imagine friends and family would welcome the bit of respite that a handmade card brings. Not to mention to warm fuzzies of the thoughtfulness behind it.

I used the Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment as the focal point of the card. I wanted a colorful umbrella, so covering it with printed paper seemed to be the best way to do that. The pole was inked black. A strip of coordinating printed paper was used for the background, along with a pink partial circle sun.

The chair was painted with 3 colors of paint: teal, blue and white, which were barely mixed. The variegated colors helped add some depth and texture to the chair...

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Sticker letters outlined in black were used for the sentiment. I also added some outlines to the other printed paper pieces. I used 3D squares to adhere the chair and umbrella to not only add dimension, but to help keep them level where they are adhered over the pole.

So if you are missing the lack of physical contact with family and friends, an old fashioned "snail mail" card is a nice departure from the "tech" most of us are using to keep in touch.


Clear Scraps: Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Kraft Cardstock, Printed Paper Scraps, Teal, White and Blue Paint, Sticker Letters, Black Pen, Paper Trimmer, File, Paint Brush and 3D Foam Squares

Simple Blending Technique With Stencil

Alleluia! Rejoice... He has risen from the death! We wish you all a blessed Easter. He has has overcome the death and this give us hope. We have a reason to rejoice in this season even though we are living in the hard situation these days.


Today, I would like to share with you all these quick and easy Easter cards that I created using the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil, stamp and die set.


To create the ombre sunrise background, I use a simple blending technique with stencil.


I used premium dye inks on my cards but you can use Distress inks or any kind of ink pads that you have for blending colors.

To bled the colors, I used my oval blending brush. All blending tool works best for this technique, too.

I taped the stencil on a white cardstock and started adding the color starting from the darkest color, medium color and then lightest color.


After blending the colors on the paper, I removed the stencil and then I trimmed it into 4" x 5 1/4" inches, slightly smaller than the A2 card base. I used my distresser tool to distress the edges of the cardstock. If you don't have distresser tool, you can simply use scissors for this step.


I added a piece of black panel (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" inches) directly on top of the white card with adhesive runner. And then, I added the sunrise stenciled background on top of it with the same adhesive runner.


I die cut the word pieces and the crosses (3 times) out of black cardstock with my die cutting machine. I stacked the crosses pieces together with permanent adhesive glue to create a crosses chipboard. 


I added all the die cut pieces on the card with the permanent adhesive glue.


I made a second card with the same blending technique. On this card, I sprayed some water and dabbed it off with paper towel. I dried the stenciled background panel with craft heater. This step gives some distressed look on the stenciled sunrise.


I stamped the sentiment directly on the stenciled background with stamping tool and black archival ink pad. After that, I trimmed it into 3 3/4" x 5" with paper trimmer. I tied up some twine ribbon around it and added the panel on another A2 card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

You can create any kind of background with this simple blending colors with stencil technique and Clear Scraps stencils. I hope you will give it a try.

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