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November 2020

Gingerbread Mason Jar

Hi Crafty Friends!

The holiday season is upon us. I love decorating my home for the holidays. I have a gingerbread home decor project for you, using Clear Scraps Mason Jar DIY Wood Shape

First off I painted the top portion of my mason jar with silver metallic acrylic paint. Let dry.


Then I choose a candy cane striped paper and traced the mason jar shape onto my paper with a pencil. Cut it out and take some craft glue and adhere your paper to the front portion of your mason jar shape. I prefer to use Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, it has a strong hold and dries clear.  I trimmed any excess paper around the edge of my jar with an exacto knife. Using a distress tool, smooth the edges around your jar. 


Then I cut out a "Happiness is Homemade" paper bow from my stash. With my fingers I molded the paper so it would appear to have some dimension to my bow border. Inked the edges of my bow with some distress ink. Then I adhered the bow towards the top of my jar using glue dots. 


Next I fussy cut a mixing bowl and gingerbread men from my scrapbook paper. I took an exacto knife and cut a slit at the top of my mixing bowl. Then tucked a gingerbread man 3D sticker poking out from the bowl. Inked the edges around my mixing bowl before adhering it to the bottom right corner of my mason jar, using foam dots. 


Next I took a gingerbread man die and ran it through my diecutting machine, using assorted papers to decorate my gingerbread man.


Added a few black dazzle stickers for his buttons and Stickles black diamond glitter for his eyes. Then I adhered my gingerbread man to theft side of my mason jar with craft glue. 


To finish off my mason jar, I added a sugar canister sticker from Martha Stewart. Some silver dazzle stickers on my snowflakes. Tied a red/white twine around the top of the jar along with a tiny tag. Adhered a "For Santa" sticker onto my tiny tag. Cut a piece of jute cord and adhered to the back of my jar with hot glue! 


I hope I have inspired you today and you will try making this to add to your holiday decor! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps TypePad blog! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website for all crafting needs. 


Other Supplies Used: Distress Ink, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Crafters Companion Cute Christmas gingerbread man die, Stickles Black diamond glitter, jude cord, twine


Simple Collage Frame

Hello and good morning to you, This is Dora, and I hope you are in great spirits this morning!! We are going to build a simple family frame with the square Printer Tray Frame.

This will be super easy and quick. Makes a wonderful gift for someone you love or a close friend. The tray comes with the back piece and three layering pieces. For future reference, we are using one of the layering pieces at a time when adding embellishments or photos to give a staggered look. Hope you enjoy and let's get started!! 

Here is a close up of the final frame....


For this project, I did not use the acrylic piece that comes with it. I left it out, because I wanted everyone to see the depth in the frame. 

First I took the very top layering piece and painted it bronze. Very easy - very simply.


Next - I took the back piece and a sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper (my favorite autumn colors), measured, cut, and glued it to the back piece. This will show through in the spaces without photos. 


Here I have chosen the photos and the cut-out images from the paper pad to add some autumn flare to the piece. I have arranged them in the boxes I would like to see them in. The first (not the one we painted) layering piece, I have glued to the background. Before adding the next one, I am making sure this is where I want the other pieces. Once they are set, I add a matt to the back of the photos I want on this section and glue them to the layering piece. I them add one of the cut-outs in the top left corner. 


As you can see with the photos, I am doing the layering in stages to give it that depth. Now that the top left, top center, and bottom center are in place, I glue another layering piece (not the one we painted) on top. Once that is dried, I now add photos to the middle left and the middle right. Along with those, I am have added an image cut-out on the bottom right corner, to balance out the frame. 


When everything is ready to go, I have now glued down the final layering piece, yes now the one we painted lol !! I have added some clips to ensure it stays in place!


The final step is to embellish the frame and you may do so however you like. I have kept this simple and neat. Just a few autumn embellishments to bring the colors together. I have it hanging in my Livingroom right now and love how it looks against the beige colored walls. 

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Thank you so very much for joining me this morning and I hope that you had as much fun as I did creating something beautiful. I hope you have a very blessed day! Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! Until next time, think outside your box, and remember - if you don't like to color in the lines - make your own lines!


Merry Christmas Bulb Ornament by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today working with the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  Clear Scraps has a number of different seasonally  shaped wood pallets that can be decorated in many different ways.


At approximately 8" x 10", this ornament pallet is a perfect Christmas decor piece.


Using  the Jolly Variety Foiled Paper Collection from Rinea Foiled Papers, I used Silver Starstruck, Ruby Starstruck and Ruby Glossy foiled papers, tracing the bulb on the foils to get the shapes I wanted.


I adhered the foiled pieces to the panel and trimmed away any excess papers.


To decorate, I die cut poinsettias from Ruby/Gold Glossy and leaves from Emerald Starstruck Foiled Papers.  I adhered them to the left side of the panel.  Once dried, the poinsettias were formed and shaped with my fingers.  The sweet phrase was die cut from Silver Starstruck and Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Papers then placed among the poinsettias.


To accent the phrase, Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper was die cut and added to the leaves and Liquid Pearls were added to simulate berries.     Liquid Pearls were also to the centers of the poinsettias then added around the entire panel.


Isn't it sweet!

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Papers; Liquid Pearls; Spellbinders dies


Quick and Easy Angel DIY Pallet


Greetings!  Today I am excited to share this adorable homespun angel I created using Clear Scrap Mini Angel Pallet Shape  and a few scraps of burlap and lace and a little paint that I had laying around my craft space. I love creating quick and easy projects during this time of the year!  It helps me with last minute gifts and to still keep my creative juices flowing! 
So lets grab our supplies and get started!
Start by painting your  Clear Scrap Mini Angel Pallet Shape.  
Gather a large piece of lace in the center and adhere to your angel pallet.  Repeat for other wing. 

Cut buralp scrap and gather at the top. 
 Adhere to pallet for your angel's dress. 
Add jute bow to finish your angel! 
I hope you are excited to get creative with your supplies!


Autumn Flowers

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog today with Clear Scraps Mini Shakers creating this fall-themed floral canvas to hang on the wall. 
I started by painting my canvas in green, let it dry then using teal paint with a bit of water over the green to create a mottled effect on the canvas. You can see that the paint doesn't have to be smooth and completely cover the canvas as it will have several layers of paint on it. 
Here I am applying the teal paint and taking some of it off with a paper towel.
I then used my Mini Shaker Mason Jar and filled it with the Ocean colored sequins to mimic water. I then let the shaker dry and painted the "table" on the bottom. To assemble the piece, I glued down the shaker jar, then painted the flower stems in the background, using hot glue, I added the flowers. Then added the sequins to the background. 
I now have a fall home decor piece hanging on my wall! 
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by! 

GTB Pumpkin Fall Decor

Hi Ya'll,

Tami with you here on the blog today, and it's just a few days before Thanksgiving. A time where hopefully we are all feeling GTB - Grateful, Thankful and Blessed.

Clear Scraps has an XL Wood Quote with just that sentiment on it. It fits perfectly on the Medium Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape. I thought it would make a nice display on my Thanksgiving buffet table. 

I had just bought some Scribble Sticks and was in the mood for coloring, so I decided to try them out on the wood. They worked great on the Clear Scraps wood products; the effect resembled hand coloring...


I started by rubbing an orange stick diagonally in one direction on the pallet, then I went the other way to create a cross-hatch pattern...


I added in a little yellow to add some color variation...


*note: I decided the wood piece that holds the pallet together needed to be colored orange so it wouldn't stand out. To do that, scribble with orange on scrap paper, then swirl a wet paintbrush in it. Then paint in the wood piece between pallet pieces...


Add some shading around the edges with grey...


I filled in the stem the same way with green and shaded with grey...


I used a barely damp sponge to gently blend the colors. This wakes them up a bit and makes them brighter...


I did the same thing on the XL Wood Quote, using blue and aqua on Grateful, grey, aqua and green on Thankful and green and yellow on Blessed. I also added a little shading around them with the grey. They also got the sponge treatment...


Then just glue on the XL Wood Quote and it's all ready to display!




Clear Scraps: Medium Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape and Grateful, Thankful, Blessed XL Wood Quote

Other: Ranger: Dina Wakely Media Scribble Sticks and Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue

Tools: Sponge

Clear Scraps Heart DIY Medium Pallet--Perfect Family Day

Hi all!  Laura is here with you today, and I'm sharing a home decor project that

is a great way to remember a special family memory!

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The Clear Scraps Heart DIY Medium Pallet is great for family photos!  It's just the

right size to hold a couple of 3x4" photos matted and there is even a little room to

add an embellishment or two!  The tree paper was a good fit for the colors of my

photos as well as the family theme (thinking family tree....haha!).  I just traced the

heart on my tree patterned paper, cut the shape out, inked the edges with a brown

distress ink, and then glued to the wood pallet.  These pallets come in a lot of great

shapes, and there are also different sizes--even minis!  They are so fun to create with!

Take a peek in the Clear Scraps store, you'll find all the medium pallets HERE.   If

you'd like to check out the mini pallets (these make great Christmas ornaments or

a cute addition to any home decor project) you can find them right HERE.

Along the top of the heart shape, I added a strip of cardstock and then stickers.

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I also this "Family" Chipboard Word Title from Clear Scraps.  It's painted with

green acrylic paint, then I used a sponge applicator to dab brown on the bottom

half to give a cool ombre' type effect.  A little tip: I did go back over the center of

the word with a little light dab of green again to blend the colors a bit more to

give it a smoother transition from one color to the next.  I added a little enamel

dot to the "i" just for a fun touch to bring the yellow color in.

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I carried that through to the pictures "framing" them with more yellow

enamel dots and some little banners of green and yellow as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to try

crafting your own fun home decor with these medium pallets!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

Family Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Echo Park-A Perfect Autumn paper and stickers,

enamel dots, brown and ivory cardstock, Vintage Photo

Distress Ink, green and brown acrylic paint, adhesive, foam tape.

Recipe Book - Take it or Leave it!

Hello friends! Today I am on the blog with Clear Scraps using their chipboard. Below is a picture of the cover of my recipe book that I mentioned in my last post on November 17 if you want to take a look at the history of this book. 


For this project, I used the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishments and created two pages. For the full jar, I covered it with foodie pape and then used an emery board to smooth out the edges then using ink made it look vintage. 


I then glued it to the front inside cover of my book it looks like the woman is coming out of the jar! I love it.


For the other piece of the Mason Jar chipboard, I glued a red pepper to the back of this and then assembled my page. 
I used some paper with jars on it for the background and had this image of red peppers to glue down the side and then the recipe and jar completed the page. 
Here is the completed page, this is one of the best pasta recipes and my whole family loves it!
Thanks for stopping by and try the pasta!!



Grateful Wall Hanging

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I'm back today with a Fall home decor project for you! I used Clear Scraps medium wood pallet (Retangle) you can find it Click Here and Clear Scraps Tall Pumpkin shaker Click Here in addition I used leftover scrapbook papers and Julie Nutting doll stamp and also Clear Scraps Fall sequins Click Here


First off I prepped my wooden pallet with a thick coat of Finnibair Gold Texture Crackle paste. Let dry throughly. Or you may use a heat tool to speed up this process. After drying, I took some Staz-on brown timber ink along with some fall leaves stamps. Stamp randomly along the edge and corners of your pallet. After ink has dried, I took some Prima art alchemy Red Amber wax and rubbed over the crackle/stamped areas with my fingers. This adds a nice shimmer of color. Set pallet aside for now.


Next I stamped my doll onto some watercolor paper using black Staz-on Ink.


After it dries, I colored her hair and skin with Prima watercolor confections. Inked the edges of my doll and cut her out. For her clothes, I stamped them using regular black ink onto pieces of scraps of paper, then cut those out. I used a glue stick to adhere the clothes on my doll. For her boots I added some white confetti to the top of her boots to resemble fur.


Take your pumpkin shaker and paint the top piece with orange acrylic paint and green paint for the stem. I traced the bottom piece of my shaker onto a piece of scrap paper with a pencil. Cut it out. Then adhere your paper with craft glue. Glue the next 2 pieces of your shaker in place. I added some Clear Scraps sequins inside my shaker shape. Take your acrylic piece next and make sure you peel off the protective sheet from both the front and back sides before gluing. Then add the last painted piece on top. Be careful not to shake until it dries throughly. I then wrapped a small piece of twine around my pumpkin shaker stem and glued in place.


Now take a 7 x 6 piece of scrap paper and glue to the middle of your pallet. This will be your background piece. Next I added some foam dots to the back of my doll before adhering it onto my pallet. Next I used a variety of leaves, chipboard stickers, flowers, sentiments and rearranged them onto  my pallet shape. Once you are pleased with their placement, you can adhere them down onto your pallet, using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue. I adhered my shaker pumpkin to the bottom right corner.

Finally I added some Clear Scraps sequins and Prima crystals to finish it off. I added a longer piece of twine to the top back of my pallet so it's ready for hanging!




I hope you've enjoyed this project today and you will try making this for yourself. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website for more crafting supplies and ideas. Click Here

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Other Supplies used: Black ink, leaves and Autumn sprigs, Finnibair Gold crackle, and Art Alchemy waxes,  Frank Garcia Amber Moon papers and Prima Marketing crystals.

Quick and Easy Acrylic Home Decor


Greetings!  Today I am excited to share this Acrylic Holiday sign I created!  I have to admit I was inspired by several of the clear acrylic signs my daughter used at her wedding.  I admit to thinking I can do that with Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheets!  So here is my first take on making an acrylic home decor! These make quick and easy gifts too! You could make one for everyone on your list in one short afternoon! 

Supplies needed

Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheets

Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Comfort and Joy Stencil



Start by cutting a 5 x 7 piece of acrylic from your Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheets

Remove protective cover from acrylic and layer Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Comfort and Joy Stencil onto acrylic. 

Apply paint with a pallet knife.  Carefully remove (and clean your stencil.  Let dry.


That is it!   S0 quick and easy to create these clear acrylic signs! Stay tuned, I will share another quick and easy acrylic sign next month!  I hhope you are inspired to create your own home decor! 






Make Life Beautiful

Good Morning all my crafty friends. Dora here, with another step by step tutorial on making a simple 3D card for someone in your life. You do not have to use what I am using, but you can follow along with this post to create your very own. I am using more of the female aspects here and stepping out of my comfort zone. I normally am more deep darker colors, but today I am using more lighter and pink colors. I have created this using the brick wall stencil. I wanted to keep this as easy as possible for any new beginners, trying to get their footing on how to do mixed media/3D art. Below is a close-up of the finished piece. 


For this card - I am using watercolor paper backed onto both - heavy printed cardstock and cardboard from a box I cut down to fit. The first thing I do is apply some clear gesso to the water color paper, then use the stencil to create a textured background. 


Once those are dry, I start adding some embossing powders. These are mixed powders for mixed media, one is black and silver, the other is pink and black. I used an embossing pen to go around some of the brick squares, then I used some stamps to create wording, and finally I just dabbed the embossing pad in random places to create what looks like the wall crumbling.


Now I get to bring out all the elements I am using and this time I have kept it simple. I am using just paper elements and a few flowers/leaves. 


I begin to arrange them where I would like them by taking my focal point (a ladies head/face) and using it as a guide. Then placing the other elements around her to fit her profile. I really believe it came out better than I thought it would and I also think I may start using more of these lighter colors in my work as well! 

*Tip - if you are wanting to make something pop off the page, use some foam tape or cardboard from a box to place under the pieces, so they are elevated!


Thank you so very much for joining me this morning and I hope that you had as much fun as I did creating something beautiful for that special person in your life. I am always inspired by these amazing ladies in our team, so I am too learning new things as I go along with all of you! I hope you have a very blessed day! Below are some close-ups of the finished piece and Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website!



Recipe book - Quick Coffee Cake

Hello, today I am on the blog with Clear Scraps using the Jar Mini Pallet Shape for use in my recipe book. 
I have to give you a little history on my recipe book, I started this book a long time ago, like 10 years ago and I keep adding to it with old and new recipes I find. It is a treasured item in my kitchen! I am to the point where I am going to have to start a new recipe book as this is one almost full. I have enjoyed watching my art evolve through this book. Hope you like it too!
For starters, I took the jar pallet apart and then glued it together as one piece. I didn't need the extra bulk in my book. I then let it dry and picked out several coordinating colors of washi tape and the recipe I wanted to use.  Below, you can see the colors of the washi tape I chose and the recipe.  
I then used glue and started adding the washi tape on the jar pallet in an array of colors and patterns. The glue helped to keep the washi tape stuck down on the wood. Here is the jar with all of the washi tape applied. 
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I then glued my recipe on top of the washi taped jar and glued it to my recipe page. I thought about stamping on the background but in the end, I liked it just the way it was already painted!
Finished r book
Thanks for stopping by!

Fall Medium Wood Gnome

Hi friends and happy Monday.  Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the cute new Wood Gnome Shapes! There are three different styles including the Medium Wood Gnome 1 that I  used for my project! The are so adorable and you can decorate them for just about any season/theme. 


I  began by painting the feet of my gnome with brown acrylic paint. Only one coat is needed as the birch wood accepts the paint nicely; plus using a small amount of paint allows for the wood grain to show through! 


I  used the same color of paint on the beard portion again using a small amount to cover the wood.  


Once my paint was dry, I  added a coat of crackle paint to the surface.  Once that was dry, I  painted the beard with off white acrylic paint.  This helps give it some dimension and not look flat. 


While my beard was drying, I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to cover the body and hat pieces with patterned paper.  I  then trimmed excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. A sanding tool will help smooth any edges as well as give them a distressed look. 


I   assembled the Circle Mini Shaker Shape and added die cuts and stickers to decorate.  I  then adhered it to the center of the gnome followed by the two hand pieces. 


I  also used a cute floral cluster to add to the hat brim as well as tied jute string around the top.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all things new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dot: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; crackle paint: Martha Stewart Crafts; sequins: Recollections; border punch: EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc: jute, sanding tool, x-acto knife

Clear Scraps DIY Mason Jar Pallet--Jar of Blessings

Hi everybody!!  Laura joining you all today with a sweet little fall home decor project!

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This was created using the Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape.

To create the base on the pallet, I painted the top of the jar gray and used some

black ink to distress once the paint was dry.  Then I traced the top and bottom of

the jar on the leaf patterned paper, cut it out, inked it, then glued to the pallet.

The center was fun, I did end up covering most of it up, but it's painted and stenciled.

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I started out with the brown paint, and then set aside to dry.  Once it was

ready, I placed the Clear Scraps 6" Chevron Stencil centered in the middle.

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I used a sponge applicator to dab on orange paint for a nice pop of color.

Now that the base was set, it was time to paint the Clear Scraps Blessed

Chipboard Word Title with the matching orange paint, then set aside to

dry while I started on the NEW Mini Shaker Maple Leaf.  The frame was painted 

with green, then dabbed with some brown.  I traced it onto some patterned paper,

cut out and glued to the solid back piece, then glued the outline layers on to

build the shaker up to hold the sequins.  Next thing was to add the sequins,

then glue down the acrylic layer.  I thought I'd show a picture of the protective

plastic that is on BOTH sides of the acrylic so it doesn't get scratched or all

fingerprint filled.  I carefully peel off the back, glue it down, THEN I peel off

the other side like you can see in the picture here:

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Now it is nice and fingerprint/scratch free and I can glue down the final layer of the

 frame I painted green/brown.  Easy but such a great little feature on these shakers!

Then I just put it all together and added a few finishing touches with some paper

scraps, twine, and enamel dots. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape

6" Chevron Stencil, Blessed Chipboard Word Title

Mini Shaker Maple Leaf Shaker

Other:  Echo Park-A Perfect Autumn paper, twine,

enamel dots, acrylic paint--green, gray, brown, orange,

Distress Ink--Black Soot, Vintage Photo, sequins, adhesive.

Thanks Card with Twigs and Leaves Stencil

Hi, Tami here on the blog today with a project and a technique to share with you.

 Thanksgiving is the perfect time to make and send Thank You cards to the special people in your lives or people that have touched your life in special ways.

A handmade card adds a little something extra to the thoughts you include inside. This card is simple to make and can be made assembly line style...


I wanted the "THANKS" to stand out, but still have the stenciled pattern on it, so I used Izink with the Capital ABC's Stencil to add it to the center of my card fronts...


You need to work one letter at a time, and let it dry before moving on to the next one. The Izink dries quickly, but this would be a good time to work assembly line style if you need multiples, just add each letter to each card front. You can see where to put the next letter as it's easy to line up through the see-thru stencil...

Once the letters have all been added, it's time to stencil. Use a bit of removable adhesive to adhere the card front to your work surface, then tape down the Twigs and Leaves Stencil. Start with the red pigment ink, and apply it diagonally, starting at the left of the card...


Do the same with the orange and olive inks, overlapping the previous color to blend them a bit...


Remove the stencil and let the inks dry, or speed up dry time with a heat tool. I had saved the "frame" that comes around the Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments from the Maple Branches I used on my post for November 7. I Inked it with the same colors I stenciled with...


I glued the frame around my card front...


I decided the letters needed a little more definition, so I outlined them with a brown pen and added stitching around the edges of the frame...


A waxed twine bow was the finishing touch (and it covers up the staple mark on the chipboard frame)...



Clear Scraps: Twigs and Leaves Stencil, Capital ABC's Stencil and "trash" frame from around a chipboard embellishment

Other: Izink: Jasmine, Clear Snap: ColorBox Pigment Ink: Taos Petal Point and Stylus & Tips, Kraft Cardstock, Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue, Brown Fine Point Sharpie and Vintage Waxed Twine

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Removable Adhesive and Painters Tape