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Family Picture Board

Hello everyone... Helen is here today. I would like to share with you a fun home decor project. I made this Family Picture Board using the one of the new Clear Scraps Wooden Puzzles and Mini Shaker Family.


I started with tracing each puzzle piece on each scrapbook paper with pencil. After that, I cut each of the scrapbook paper with scissors.

I added the cut out paper on top of each puzzle piece using the permanent adhesive glue. And then, I used wood glue to put together the puzzle and let it sit to dry.


While waiting for the puzzle to dry, I put together the Mini Shaker Family. I stacked each layer of the chipboard piece with permanent adhesive glue. I put a heavy book on top of it while the glue was drying.

I removed the clear plastic covers from both sides of the acetate plastic and then I glued it on the other chipboard piece.

Before I added the top layer, I added some beads inside it as the shaker filler. And then I added the top layer with permanent adhesive glue. I put the heavy book again on top of it while the glue was drying.


When the house puzzle pieces were glued well, I added the finished Mini Shaker Family on the middle top part of the puzzle board with permanent adhesive glue as the title of this picture board.


I added the thick burlap twine on top of the puzzle board and secure it with permanent glue adhesive. After that, I added the mini clothes pins on the burlap twine. I simply clipped them, no glue. But if you would like to keep them in place, you can use either strong permanent glue adhesive or wood glue to secure the in place.

I hope this project give you another inspiration to make fun home decor with Clear Scraps.

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

Welcome Wagon Wood Pallet


Tami here today, thanks for stopping by to see what new project the design team has for you!

I wanted a home decor piece to put by my front door to welcome friends and family. I knew I wanted to use one of Clear Scraps Wood Pallets, and to incorporate one of the XL Script Words. I picked out the Medium Square Pallet and the XL Script Welcome Word seemed fitting. But I needed something else to embellish the pallet with. While scrolling through the chipboard embellishments, I found the Large Chipboard Wagon. Perfect! A "welcome wagon" for my welcome pallet...


So once I had my parts picked out, it was time to put them all together. I chose colors that coordinated with my new paint and furnishings and got busy painting and embellishing, here's my finished piece...


I put together a short video showing how I made this project step-by-step...

This project would make a wonderful housewarming or wedding gift.

If you wanted to use it on an outside door, you could use wood or silk flowers. Be sure to give the finished project a coat of clear matte spray paint to protect it from the elements.


Clear Scraps: Medium Square Pallet, XL Script Welcome Word and Large Chipboard Wagon

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint: Cobalt Teal Hue and Cadmium Red Hue, Acrylic Paint: Dark Brown, Tan and Cream, Paper Flowers, Rhinestones, Black Permanent Fine Tip Pen and Washi Tape

Tropical 5x7 Chipboard Album

Hello friends! I'm here to share a mini album I  created using the 5x7 Chipboard Album along with a few favorite Clear Scraps products! Its almost summer and most of us would be planning our next vacation.  I  know for us we will be pretty much staying the next best thing is scrapping a favorite trip!  My husband and I  were fortunate to travel to Costa Rica this past December!


I  used the Sanddollar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to decorate the inside of my book. Here is one of the chipboard that I  adhered at the bottom left corner of my journaling.  I  even placed a brad through the center and accented with coral bakers twine.  


I'm going to show the steps of the technique I  used to embellish my chipboard.  I  began by painting the fronts with acrylic paint in white. 


Once dry, I  applied embossing ink then used glitter embossing powder; holographic for the starfish and blue for the sand dollar. 


I  utilized my 12x12 Acrylic Sheets to create extra pages for my book.  Here, I  cut two separate pieces of acrylic to create a flap (I  used cardstock and a bone folder to create the connecting piece).  




Here, you can see that I  used the sand dollar as my accent at the bottom of the pocket.  I  cut down the photos and attached half scallop circles with brads.  



This is a little 4x6 accent page I  created to add in extra embellishments. This is also a good way to add journaling or additional photos. 


I  secured the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil over my acrylic and colored with alcohol ink using an applicator. 


For my next page, I   utilized washi tape to create a way to flip up the top photo. I   affixed a tab at the bottom for easy lifting and secured with a staple. 


Here is a photo of the photo underneath which is adhered directly the the chipboard page. 





Here, I  scored patterned paper to create a flap and add an extra page. 







Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can check out the many albums Clear Scraps has to offer by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, brads, washi tape, foam letters: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; punches: EK Success, We R Memory Keepers; alcohol ink, embossing ink: Ranger, bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, The Twinery; paint: Deco Art; embossing powder: Recollections, Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, book rings, ribbon. 



Clear Scraps Wooden Stars--

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing

a project created to use for Memorial Day or the 4th of

July, or anytime you're feeling a little patriotic!!  It

would even be cute to leave out all summer!

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I'm such a fan of the cute antique truck look!  And this

truck is full of patriotic goodness!  It started with a

Wooden Star from Clear Scraps, that I traced onto a fun

red, white, and blue patterned paper, cut out, and glued

down on the wooden star.  The Wooden Star is a new item

that isn't quite in the store yet, but keep checking HERE.

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The two smaller stars are a set of nested wooden stars.  I also

traced and cut out the smaller star.  The larger open star,

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was painted with acrylic paint in solid red to separate it

from the patterned papers just a bit.   These two smaller

stars are also something new coming soon, so make sure to

keep your eyes peeled and check in that same "What's New"

section in the Clear Scraps store often!  There are a lot of fun

goodies to check out right now too!  Chipboard, stencils, frames

and more!! The stars are layered up on the project with a paper

banner and chipboard truck from a sticker collection set.

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I added more layers with the heart, flowers and flag to give

this project that fun patriotic vibe!  I always like those fun

little extra touches, so I added enamel dots to the flower

centers, and for a little extra pizzazz sprinkled around the

project.  It's a super simple project that make a cute home

decor piece to display!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you

enjoyed the inspiration, and you are ready to create

your own!  Stop back soon for more great ideas!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wooden Stars--new coming soon!

Other:  Bella Blvd. Freedom & Fireworks paper and chip stickers.

red acrylic paint, enamel dots, adhesive, foam tape.

Masculine Cards

Hi everyone, it's time to celebrate the men in our lives.  Whether it's for Father's Day or his birthday, Clearscraps' Cog Gears Chipboard Embellishments are the perfect choice for creating masculine cards.


The 4 chipboard gears are attached to a chipboard frame which you can easily separate with a pair of scissors.  


I decided to use the chipboard frame on one of my cards so I left one of the gears attached to the frame then painted all pieces with brown paint. 
The frame was the perfect size for a card.


The frame worked out to be a great focal point for my first card.  Cutting Rinea Foiled Paper to fit, I embossed it then adhered it to the frame. 
The frame was then adhered to the card and a stamped phrase added within the frame.  Finally,  I added the smaller gear in the center of the large gear.
I created a second card using the two remaining gears.
I painted them with brown paint then put them aside to dry.
After creating a card from cardstock, I used Rinea Foiled Papers with Lawn Fawn dies, adhering them to the card.
Then I placed the painted gears in opposite corners.
The phrases were stamped, die cut and added to the center of the card over the gears.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Papers, Plaid Paint, Lawn Fawn Dies


Coffee Clipboard Decoration


Hello everyone... Helen is here today. My project today is a fun decoration that I created inspired by things I love: Jesus and coffee.


I used the Clipboard Mini Deco which is a clear acrylic shaped clipboard. So, I pulled out some of my alcohol inks. But before I added the alcohol inks, I removed the plastic covers on both sides of the acrylic clipboard and the clip, too.

I blended the alcohol inks on top the clipboard with alcohol blender solution. After that I set a side to dry couple minute.


While some parts of the alcohol paint was still kindda wet and tacky, I added some foil sheets on the surface of the clipboard. I gently rubbed the foil on the surface with my finger to transfer the foil.


Next, I grabbed the 4x6 Coffee Stain Stencil and added some of the Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle ink on the clipboard surface using the make up wedge sponge. I set it aside to dry while I was working on the coffee mug chipboard.


I cut off the pieces of the Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment out of its frame. I painted the mug lid shape with white gesso. I did it two layers. You can also use white acrylic paint if you want. Any coloring medium is actually will work well on this chipboard surface.


I used craft heater to speed up the drying process of the white gesso. After that, I traced the coffee mug shape and the mug sleeve shape on top of the scrapbook paper and fussy cut them with scissors. I added the cut out scrapbook papers on top of each of the pieces using 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive Glue.


I added some shadow around the mug pieces with Distress Ink Vintage Photo using the foam dauber. I added the coffee mug sleeve on top of the coffee mug with the same adhesive glue. I put couple acrylic stamping block to hold it down while the glue drying.


I printed out the sentiment quote from one of the digital stamp sets on a white cardstock with inkjet printer. And then, I cut it out using the Pierced Pennant Dies.

I added the finished coffee mug on top of the acrylic chipboard with 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive Glue and I added the sentiment pennant 3D foam tape.


I tied up some of the wrinkle ribbons on the clip and I added it on the clipboard. It is done. I like how this mini decoration turned out. Now, I have a fun coffee decoration in my craft room.

I hope you all like this project and get an inspiration to create project using Clear Scraps products.

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

Clear Scraps Printers Tray--Make a Pretty Life

Hi there everybody!!  Laura here with you today to share a

project created with one of the Clear Scraps Printer Trays!

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Love the fun shape on this one!  It's the Deco Printer Tray Frame.

The top layer of the frame was painted with black acrylic paint.

The back of the tray is a solid piece of chipboard.  To do this

project I used different patterned papers and journal boxes to

cover the back.  You can trace out just one paper to cover it or

paint it.  This time there were some cute sayings and pictures

I wanted to use so I did one section at a time. 

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The top and bottom I used the same kind of paper to give

the project a good base to "frame" it so it didn't get too busy.

One of the ways to give the printer's tray projects a lot of

interest is to create layers.  You have the base paper, you

then can add stickers that are flat.  You can add a few with

a bit of foam tape if it's not too thick.  And you can see where

I added the sequins too for a fun touch.  Then you glue all

the frame pieces together (except the top piece), peel the

protective coating off of the acrylic sheet, glue that down,

and then glue the painted frame on the top.  To finish it off,

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more layers, with some stickers and stickers popped up

with foam tape to give it even more dimension.  These

printer trays are so much fun to do!  You can use them

as home decor, or as cool photo frames for a certain

occasion or special memory.   Check out the Clear Scraps

store too, they have different combinations of openings

in the trays, so you can choose the right one for your

project.  Find them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Deco Printer Tray Frame

Other:  black acrylic paint, Simple Stories

Hey Crafty Girl paper and stickers, sequins,

foam tape, adhesive.

Flowery Family First Home Pallet


Tami here to share another project with you today.

April showers bring May flowers, and this project features some big, bright, bold zinnias.

Clear Scraps released a bunch of new stencils and a pretty Zinnia is one of them; I used the 6" size. The new House Pallet Shape and Mini Family Shaker were also used in today's project.


I love zinnias, they are so colorful and I used to plant them every summer - might be time to order some. I wanted to create a project that would really show off the Zinnia stencil, so I decided to make them the background for this home decor piece...


I started by painting the House Pallet white, then used a file to lightly sand and distress it. Then I positioned the Zinnia stencil on the pallet, held it in place with some washi tape, then used creamy pigment inks to fill in the designs. 

I used a few colors to create some shading on the flowers and leaves...


I continued moving the stencil around the pallet and filling in the flowers and leaves til I was happy with the background.

Then I painted the chipboard back of the Mini Family Shaker Box white and inked one of the chipboard forms with green ink.

I assembled the shaker; filling it with Summer Sequins...


One hint when working with pigment inks, is to heat set your stenciled designs before you begin the next one. Most pigment inks dry fairly quickly on raw wood or chipboard, but there is some drying time. Heat setting dries your designs immediately and you will avoid smearing any wet portions. I also heat set the family chipboard piece of the shaker after I inked it.

I inked some canvas chipboard letters to match the flowers, then outlined them with a black permanent pen to define them. I also outlined the inside of the letters on the family chipboard using a white gel pen.

Once all the pieces were ready, it was glue and go!

I'm sure you can think of something to embellish using the Zinnia Stencil; it would look great on a canvas tote, or even a T-shirt.


Clear Scraps: Zinnia Stencil, House Pallet Shape, Mini Family Shaker and Summer Sequins

Other: ColorBox: Citrus Paintbox Pigment Ink and Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, White Canvas Chipboard Letters, White Acrylic Paint, White Gel Pen, Black Fine Point Permanent Pen, Paintbrush, File and Washi Tape

Creating a Water Color Bouquet with Stencils

Chris here!  I love this time of year when all the flowers are starting to bloom!  And its no secret that I love stencils and watercolors. So I thought....can I combine the two????  well a girl has  to try right???
I decided to try creating with Clear Scraps 6" Bouquet Daisies Stencil .  This project was fast and easy to recreate and makes a great card! 
Start by gathering your supplies.  In addition to the Clear Scraps 6" Bouquet Daisies Stencil , you will need water color paper, coordinating card stock, water color pencils, a waterbrush (or a paint brush with water). 

Begin by securing your stencil over your water color paper.

Trace your stencil using water color pencils.

Here is the image as traced, before I added water.

Using a water brush begin going over colored areas. You can see haw the pigment moves!

Here is a finished picture of the stenciled image.


To finish my project I trimmed it to fit my card and matted on coordinating card stock and stamped my sentiment.  I hope you are inspired to try some new techniques with your stencils.

Paw Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Monday!  Jennifer here today to share a layout I  created using one of the new Mini Shaker Shape!  We adopted a dog from a local rescue this past January and I  wanted to scrap a photo of him! The Paw Mini Shaker Shape makes the perfect embellishment!


I  used black acrylic paint to cover the top frame of my Mini Shaker as well as the edges of the two middle frames. 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered patterned paper to the base chipboard of the shaker.  I  cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using my x-acto knife.  I  then used a sanding tool to smooth edges around my shape. 


Before I  finished assembling my shaker, I  added tiny star and heart sequins to the open spaces of the shaker.  Next, I  adhered the acrylic piece followed by the top chipboard frame.  Using a solvent based adhesive such as Beacon works best with the acrylic and chipboard. I  also used my Beacon to adhere my shaker to the page to ensure it would stay put. 


I  used this fun title cut on my Silhouette and backed with patterned paper. I  even left a few letters blank to allow the background paper to show through. I  adhered the entire title down again with my Beacon Adhesive. 


Here are two close ups of my layout showing additional embellishments as well as my cute dog's face! 



Thank you for stopping by the blog!  Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, flair, chipboard, enamel shapes: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; paint: DecoArt; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; border punch: EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; die cut machine: Silhouette; cut file: Cut 2 You; sequins: Recollections; journaling pen: American Crafts; stapler: Tim Holtz;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 

Canvas Gift Bags

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with gift bags using the 4" x 6" Hello Spring Stencil.
This sweet stencil is perfect for all types of creations but I thought the stencil would be fun on canvas pouches.


I had several canvas gift pouches  in my stash that I had been saving for a special occasion, but I could also have used paper gift bags.
Since paper gift bags come in different colors, think of the different background colors you will have.


Placing the stencil on each canvas pouch, I used assorted inks to decorate each bag.
I only wanted to use the flowers, so I used daubers to add the inks being careful not to ink the words.


For the center of the flowers, I used a variety of sequins from the Little Dude and Lovely sequin collections.
Just a little dab of glue was all that was needed to adhere the sequins.
Just let the glue dry before proceeding.


Now they are ready to fill with goodies or even a gift card or two.
Since they are going to special individuals, I added gift cards to the recipients' favorite stores along with some Hershey Kisses.


These canvas pouches had strings so it was easy to close them.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Imagine Inks, canvas pouches

Fun Rainbow Birthday Cards


Hello everyone... Helen is here. I love creating background for my cards and using stencil is one of my favorite techniques. And today, I would like to share these two fun, rainbow birthday cards. 

Here are the step-by-step tutorial to make these 2 birthday cards using the 6x6 Party Stencil.


First, I taped the stencil directly on top of a piece of white cardstock that I already trimmed to fit on my front card.

For the rainbow colors, I only used 3 primary color inks: red, yellow, and blue. I added the ink with blending brush one color at a time and then blended the two primary colors to get the secondary colors.


After that, I removed the stencil off the cardstock, and then I sprayed it lightly with water using the Distress Sprayer bottle. I dabbed the water off the paper with paper towel and then I dried it with craft heater. Then, I repeated the same steps to make the second background panel.

I cut out one of the background panels using on for the stitched scallop circle die from my stash for the shaker card.


For the shaker card, I cut out a piece of clear acetate out of a box. You can use any acetate plastic you have. I like to keep the plastic boxes and recycle them to use on projects. I used permanent double-sided tape to add the acetate piece on the circle window.

Next, I added 3D fun foam on the back of the panel using double-sided tape and then added more double sided tape on top of the fun foam.


I trimmed a piece of blue cardstock to use it as front card mat. I added it on top of a white card with permanent adhesive.

I added some sequins in the middle of the card and then I added the stenciled background panel right on top of it. I pressed it firmly to make sure the taped adhered well.


For the first card, I stamped a sentiment on a white cardstock with black pigment ink pad, dried the ink and then cut it with the double-stitched pennant die. I added the sentiment pennant on the card with 3D foam tape.


For the second card, it is a very simple and quick one. I added the stenciled background panel on a piece of red carstock mat with permanent adhesive runner. Then, I added them on top of a white card with the same permanent adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on another white cardstock with black pigment ink pad, and then I cut it with double-stitched circle die. I added the sentiment label on the card with 3D foam tape.

I hope these cards spark an inspiration. There are many stencils at Clear Scraps store that you can use to make handmade cards. Check them out!

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

Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet--Create a Beautiful Life

Hi there everyone!!  Laura here bringing you some colorful

inspiration today!  Sharing a fun project created with the

Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape.

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The medium pallets are so fun to play with!  You can make so many

great projects!  They are just the right size to display for a holiday or

season as a home decor piece.  Or you can add a picture or to for a

different twist on the typical photo frame/display.  Want to see all

the shapes available?  Check it out right HERE.

To cover this pallet I used a combo of patterned papers and paint.

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The lid was painted with gray acrylic paint, and once dry,

I brushed it with a little black distress ink to give it an

aged look.  The other sections you can see the flowered

and blue patterned papers I used to cover the rest of the

pallet.  Just trace, cut and glue with your favorite adhesive.

I also inked around the edges of the papers to keep the

look cohesive with the inking on the lid portion.

The pretty yellow butterfly is another of the cool new

chipboard pieces that Clear Scraps has to embellish with!

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The aqua and pink butterfly is from the same set!

It's called the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment.

These are so pretty, and you can create them any way

you want to!  Want to paint, you can, mix colors, ink,

use glitter glue, so many ideas for your projects.   I wanted

some bright fun colors to make an eye catching piece to

put up in my craft room!  This is another Clear Scraps

item that has so many choices!  It's fun to just go and

look in this section in the store and see where your

creativity and ideas take you!  There are ideas for

outdoors, seasons, baby, family.  Find them all HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Gray, black, aqua, pink and yellow acrylic paint,

Black Soot Distress Ink,  Simple Stories Hey Crafty Girl,

twine, adhesive.

Mason Jar Shaker Box Lemonade Sign


Tami here posting from sunny Texas, hopefully you are catching some sunny rays and balmy breezes where you are at. Most of us may still need to "Stay at Home", but that doesn't mean stay inside!

When the weather starts to warm up, my mind turns to all things sunny, including sunshine colored lemonade; it's cool, refreshing, tart but sweet at the same time.

Did you feel that pucker as you read that?

I combined 2 new products from Clear Scraps to create a home decor piece that will get you ready to welcome summertime...


The base of the piece is the new Deco Wood Shape and it is embellished with the Mini Mason Jar Shaker. The Deco Wood Shape was painted in an ombre aqua to set off the bright yellow lemonade and lemons. The shaker is filled with rhinestone "ice" and a black and white straw. The wording and lemons are custom made stickers.

I've put together a video that shows how to create this project yourself, step-by-step.

Thanks for stopping by today; hope this project inspires you to create something sunny to brighten up your home.


Clear Scraps: Deco Wood Shape and Mini Mason Jar Shaker

Other: Grafix: Computer Grafix Matte Adhesive, DecoArt: Americana Acrylic Paint: Pineapple, Margarita, White and Silver and Media Fluid Acrylic Paint: Cobalt Teal Hue, Black Chipboard Letters, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clear Rhinestones, Black & White Striped Paper Straw, Paintbrush, Scissors

Garden Angel DIY Pallet

Greetings! Chris here sharing this adorable Garden Angel I created!   When I was browsing through the Clear Scraps store I saw this beautiful Angel DIY Pallet  and just knew she couldn't wait until the holiday to be created with.  


So... I decided to make a garden angel for my back door. I just love how adorable she is!
To recreate this project you will need the following:
Clear Scraps Supplies
Other Supplies
Scrap paper (for tracing pattern) Patterned Paper, paint, adhesive,
Kraft Card Stock, jute, Distress Inks, Letter stickers, Crop-a-dile hole punch
Start by determining the "layout" for the angels dress. You can see I added faint pencil lines to show her dress. 


Trace angel from for the  bottom two pallets directly onto back side of patterned paper. 

For the top part of the pallet, trace dress shape and then cut from patterned paper.



Trace wings onto coordinating patterned paper.

Here is how she looks before I starting gluing anything down. 

Before gluing paint head in beige or flesh tones. Let dry. while head is drying, cut banners from Kraft cardstock. (roughly 2x3).  Using distress inks and 6 Inch Doily Stencil ink banners. 


 Add GARDEN letters onto banners.  Punch holes in each banner and tie together with jute.

Once head is dry, begin adhering your paper to your pallet. 

Once angel is "dressed" punch holes in each side of wings and hang banner. (hint I made the ties long enough to be used  as the hanging tie as well.


I really hope you are inspired to try out the DIY Pallet shapes!