Previous month:
March 2020
Next month:
May 2020

April 2020

Hello Spring Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a set of Spring cards using the 4" x 6" Hello Spring Stencil.


This stencil can be used in it's entirety or split it and just use a portion of the stencil. 
Start by taping the stencil to white cardstock.


Using assorted colors of ink, I added color to the full stencil using art daubers.  
After cutting the panel to size, I  matted it with cardstock  For dimension, I placed brads in the flower centers.

I added the panel to a light blue card with foam adhesives for dimension.


Using the same stencil, I created a second card by inking the words only with gradient colors of ink.


I used a tri-color inkpad to get the gradient effect, then add embossing powder and heat set.


The phrase was matted with cardstock and a brad was added over the "i". 
I created a card from yellow cardstock,  embossing the front panel and then lightly inking it.
The stenciled panel was added to the card and a large flower was added to the corner.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Imagine Crafts Ink, Embossing Folder



Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Quote--You Got This!!

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share

a little positivity and encouragement!  We could all

use a little of that right now!  At least we do have the

signs of spring, gorgeous warm weather, sunshine,

the grass is starting to get green and some of those

early springtime flowers are starting to make their

appearance.  At least that's what it looks like here in

the midwest!  You might be a little ahead or a little

behind, but gotta love spring!

My project that I'm sharing with you today has a

little bit of springtime mixed with the encouragment

we all need a little bit of right now!

Clear_Scraps_XL Script Wood Quote_You Got This

This bright cheerful little sign uses a wooden star base (coming

soon from Clear the "What's New" section!) and

the XL Script Wood Quote--You Got This is spot on for a reminder

we can get through this together a day at a time!

To create this one, I started by tracing the wooden star shape on

the bright flower patterned paper.  I cut it out and glued it to the

star base.  Then I brushed the edges with some bright pink acrylic

paint for a pop of color.   The You Got This sentiment is painted

with yellow acrylic paint.

Clear_Scraps_XL Script Wood Quote_You Got This close up 1

What could be more cheerful than bright yellow paint??!!

And then I added a couple of heart stickers, and tied a little

spring birdie tag to the letter "U" with a bit of twine.

I wanted to showcase the springtime vibe a little more,

Clear_Scraps_XL Script Wood Quote_You Got This close up 2

and the hello spring sticker was perfect! I am so happy

spring is here, hope you are too!  Enjoy the sunshine

(and the rain bringing those sweet spring flowers)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  XL Script Wood Quote-You Got This.

Other:  Acrylic paint--yellow, pink.  Doodlebug

Bunnyville, twine, enamel dots, adhesive.

Inspirational Pallet

Clear_scraps_washi_tape_wood_pallet_faith_butterfly (500x500)


Tami here to share a little positivity with you today.

We find ourselves amidst troubling times; where our everyday life has become anything but "everyday".

So I thought I'd put some pent up energy into making something positive for my home. Clear Scraps has many messages of faith in their line, and I decided to use the "Faith Over Fear" XL Wood Quote as a starting point.

I noticed that the quote fit perfectly on the Medium Deco Pallet Shape, so decided that would work great as the base for the quote. 

I wanted something colorful for the background, but couldn't find a printed paper I liked and didn't just want to paint or ink it. Then I caught sight of my washi tape; I have a "slight" addiction to it as you can see from this photo...


Washi tape comes in tons of patterns and colors and I thought it would work well to cover the pallet with.

I placed strips of washi tape horizontally on each section of the pallet, lining up each strip directly beside the previous one. Then used a file to remove excess tape from edges.

For the quote, I painted it white so it would stand out from the background; then distressed it, especially around the edges of the letters. Loosely outlining the letters in a black pen helped define them a bit more.

Washi tape was also used to dress up the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment.

Here is a short little video that shows you how I made this project step-by-step.


Clear Scraps: "Faith Over Fear" XL Wood QuoteMedium Deco Pallet Shape and Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Assorted Washi Tape, White Acrylic Paint, White Cardstock Scrap, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, File, Scissors, Black Pen and Paint Brush


Mini Bunny Spring Pallet


Spring Greetings to you all from Chris!  Today I am hopping in to share this adorable Mini Bunny Pallet.  This bunny would make an adorable accent in your home or office.  And we know we could all use a bit of spring sunniness about now! To recreate this project you will need the following:

Clear Scraps Supplies
Other Supplies
Textured Card Stock, Distress ink, Cotton ball, white twine, paper flower accent

Begin by tracing  the pallet onto the back side of the textured card stock.
Secure the 6" Quarterfoil Stencil over card stock and add distress ink to  ink the card stock.



Cut and adhere card stock onto  your Bunny Mini Pallet Shape.  Add cotton ball for tail and bow and flower to finish! I hope you are inspired to get creative with your mini pallets!

Easter Gifts with Clear Scraps

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!  Easter is this week and I'm sharing two candy holders I created with some new Clear Scraps products. And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used! 


First up, I  used the Bunny Mini Shaker Shape to decorate this kraft gift bag! It's perfect to accent any Easter or spring themed project you have in mind!


I   painted the top frame of the shaker with chalk paint in pink. I  also ensured that I  painted the inside and outside edges of this and the 2nd and 3rd frames. 


Next, I  applied embossing ink to the surface of my top frame followed by heat setting sparkle pink embossing powder. 


 I  took the bottom chipboard base and my Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive and adhered patterned paper to the front.  


Taking my x-acto knife, I  trimmed the excess paper away as well as used sanding paper to smooth any edges. 


Again using my Beacon, I  adhered the 2nd and 2rd frames to the chipboard base. 


I  was now ready to add my sequins! It is a good idea to use an embossing pouch to remove any static electricity before hand.  Here, I  used Clear Scraps Spring Sequins pack which matched perfectly! After, I  adhered my acrylic piece followed by the top frame. 


To add some color to my kraft bag, I  used the Plaid 4x6 Stencil with Distress Inks to the front.


I  finished my shaker by adding bakers twine and a paper flower to accent. I  then adhered with pop dots to the front of my bag. 


I  had this small canvas bag in my stash and thought it would be perfect to decorate for candy! 


Using the grass portion of the Grass/Butterfly Layering Stencil, I  applied green at the bottom of my bag. 


I  then used pink distress ink to color the butterflies in the same stencil. 


And here is the end result! You can go as light or dark as you like!


I   painted the Basket Chipboard Embellishment Shape with acrylic paint in white. 


I  then applied embossing ink to the bottom portion of the basket followed by sparkle light blue embossing powder. 


Here is the result of the embossing powder! I  did use sand paper to rough up the edges to give it a distressed look.  Using my Beacon, I  adhered the basket to my bag followed by affixing ribbon and a paper flower. 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I  hope you are inspired to do some Easter themed crafting of your own!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Simple Stories; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabi, bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Deco Art, Plaid; embossing ink, distress ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger, Recollections; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb