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Cassy Mixable Album

Hello friends and happy New Years Eve!  So happy to see this year come to a close and praying 2021 is a much better year for everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a mini album I created using the Cassy Mixable Album and a few Clear Scraps goodies!  I used photos from a family photo shoot this past fall; if anything 2020 has made me realize how important family is!


I began by removing the protective film from the front of the first acrylic page.  Using modeling paste and the 6 Inch Spiro Flower  Mascil, I applied a light layer of the paste with a spatula.  I then set it aside to dry. 


Once I ensured my modeling paste was completely dry, I placed my Masil over the area and used Distress Oxide inks to color portions of the flower. 


Here is a close up of the end result; you can see its not perfect but that is ok!  I still love the beautiful effect! 


Now I was ready to add paper and embellishments to my front cover.  I used the Embroidery Hoops Chipboard Shape Embellishmentto accent the title.  I decided to lightly brush the front with light grey chalk paint to allow some of the chipboard to show through.  


My next page, which is chipboard, I painted the edges with chalk paint in off white (again not doing full coverage for a distressed look).  



For my next acrylic page, I used the 4x6 Butterfly Flock Stencil with my modeling paste. 


And again, I chose coordinating Distress Inks to color the butterflies.  


It's difficult to see the detail but I set my photo at the bottom of the page to allow the stencil to take up a majority of my page. 


Here is a better snapshot of the colored butterflies:


On the back of this page, I positioned my papers to line up with side A to not allow any papers to "show through". 


Next is a larger chipboard page which nicely fits a 4x6 photo; you can even add multiple smaller photos if preferred.  



For my last acrylic page, I applied coordinating alcohol inks to the outside edges blending with mixative in white.  


I then adhered a smaller piece of patterned paper as my background allowing the alcohol ink to show through.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog! Wishing you a safe and happy New Year!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, stickers, washi tape: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; alcohol ink, distress oxide inks:  Ranger; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; stapler: Tim Holtz; punches: Paper Shapers, Fiskars; corner rounder: Creative Memories; sewing machine: Janome; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings, thread




Clear Scraps Circle DIY Medium Pallet--Happy New Year Clock

Hey everyone!  It's almost time to leave 2020!  Who's with me?!!

Laura here today to help with a little home decor to ring in that New Year!

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Isn't this a fun little clock?  This project started with the Clear Scraps Circle

Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  It was painted with black acrylic paint.  I made sure

to paint the piece of the pallet that peeks between the slats, I really wanted it to

 be a solid black background for those poppin' metallics going on the top!

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 The geometric spiral is the Clear Scraps 6" Spiro Flower.  It's centered on

the pallet, and then I used washi tape to hold it in place.  I applied a gold

metallic wax/paste with my fingertip through the stencil.

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The center hands of the clock were made using the Clear Scraps

Cog Gears Chipboard Embellishments.  I chose the one with the open

center so it could still let the center of the stencil show,  because it's so

cool!  I used copper metallic wax to color the gear, and brushed it with

black ink to give it a bit of a steampunk grunge.   The small center gear

is in the same set, was painted with black acrylic paint, and brushed with

a little silver metallic wax.  To create the hands for the clock, I used the

"frame" part of the gear chipboard that was holding them together.  I cut

2 of the sides, trimmed one end down to a slight point with scissors, then

held the hands on the clock face to trim them to fit.  I used the silver wax on

these as well, and then brushed with the black ink.  I love being able to

up-cycle packaging you might throw away!  The 12 was added, then the gears

and hands were glued down, and an enamel dot to finish the hands off.

Adding the "Happy New Year" with sticker letters finishes this project.

Thanks for stopping by today, and here's to a Happy New Year!


Supplies Used: 

 Clear Scraps:  Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

6" Spiro Flower Stencil, Cog Gears Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Black acrylic paint, Metallic Wax--gold, silver, copper,

enamel dot, Thickers, Black Soot Distress Ink.

Wintery Wonderland Acrylic Tag



Greetings!   Today I am excited to share this Winter-y Wonderland tag I created using some of my favorite Clear Scraps Products! Tags are always a great way to dress up any gift and this one is fun to create!


Supplies needed

 Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Clear Acrylic Sheet

Clear Scraps 5 x 9 Mountain Scene Layering Stencil

Clear Scraps Mini Mitten Shaker

patterned paper, sequins & glitter, paint, Jute, Snowflake punch, Tag, pom pom trim 


Start by covering your base tag with patterned paper.  

Trace tag onto Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Clear Acrylic Sheet and cut out.  Lay Clear Scraps 5 x 9 Mountain Scene Layering Stencil over clear tag.  Be sure to remove protective coating from the side you will be painting first! ( a little hint...leave protective coating on back side of tag until you are done painting to avoid mishaps! )

Paint trees and snowflakes onto clear cut acrylic tag and let dry. 


Add large snowflake punch to clear tag.   Remove protective coating from back of tag and lay on paper tag. 


Paint your Clear Scraps Mini Mitten Shaker and let dry. 


Assemble your shaker. 

Add sequins and glitter to fit your shaker as desired. 

Add pom pom trim and add to tag.  Add jute trim to tag to finish. 
I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps products!



There's Snow place like Home

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have a fun Christmas winter album for you! Im using Clear Scraps Mixable Home 8x9 Album  Click Here.

I also used Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil Click Here


Before you decorate any acrylic piece, remember to peel off the protective film off of each side. Then  I traced with my pencil around the fence shape onto a piece scrapbook paper that resembled the look of wood planks. Flip your fence piece and trace again.  Be sure to mark where the holes are. Use a paper punch and punch out holes before adhering your papers onto each side of the acrylic fence, using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Next I took some Christmas lights and adhered them with glue along the top of fence and around the back. Used foam dots to attach the snowman to the front of the fence. Glue a small wreath on the right side of the fence. Added some fake snow along the top and bottom of my fence on borh sides. Set aside to dry.


 For the rectangle scalloped page: I trace and covered the front and back with coordinating papers. I used Crate paper "Snowflake" paper collection. On the front page I cut a snowman paper measuring 71/2 inches x 3". Then took a snowflake die and diecut onto a glitter white paper, using my diecut machine. Then I attached the snowflake border piece  to the top of my paper and adhered on 3 sides to form a pocket. Added a few ephemera cards inside the pocket. Decorated my pocket with a few stickers to finish it off.


On the back side I made another pocket. Used to foam dots to the of the pink car and adhered to the bottom of my pocket page. Added a few ephemera cards and tag to the inside. Glued a piece of  silver tinsel along the top edge of my pocket.


Acrylic Star: I taped my Clear Scraps Nordic snowflake stencil to the top half of my star. Added some 3 D Matte gel over the stencil. Let dry. Then I rubbed some gold gliding wax over the top of my stenciled snowflakes. Flip your star over and I applied some patina paint and gold metallic behind the stenciled area, using a pouncing motion. Let dry.

Next I traced half of the star shape onto patterned paper, cut out and glued to the back of my acrylic star. Distressed around the edges. Then added gold glitter around the edge of my star. To finish I glued some chipboard letters to towards the bottom of my star.


Heart chipboard shape: I decorated both sides with coordinating papers and cut them out. Then adhered them to both sides with glue. Distress edges. For the front heart I made another pocket with a ephermera frame, made a tag  to stuff inside the pocket, added a tree paper clip and ephermera ticket, and pop dot to the Brrr sticker.


For the other side of my heart, I added a photo, pop dot a snowman and added some puffy stickers. For the snowman's arms I added acouple pine branches and applied some white paint lightly over the branches.


Acrylic House: for the last acrylic shape,  I traced and cut out the pieces of paper for the roof and house. I used a vellum adhesive tape to attach my papers to the back of the acrylic house. Careful to add adhesive behind the photo and sticker areas so it doesn't show through the acrylic.  I added some sentiment stickers and foam dots to my ephermera piece. For the chimney I added some Finnibair Rust paste and some fake snow on top of the chimney. On the back of the acrylic house I adhered a matching paper to the bottom part only.


To finish off your album, I attached the metal rings, tied some ribbons to the rings along with acouple ornament babbles!


I hope you've enjoyed this project and it's inspired you to make one for yourself. Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting needs. Click Here

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog! Can't wait to see all your crafty creations! See you soon!




Other supplies: Finnibair Rust paste, Finnibair 3 D matte gel, Crate paper Snowflake collection,  Martha Stewart Gold glitter, Crafters Companion Snowflake border die.


Floral Acrylic Phone Stand by Maya

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. It's Maya on the blog today sharing this floral acrylic phone stand using the Vintage Acrylic Phone Stand and the 4x6 Brick Wall Stencil. It's a phone stand that can also holds a tag or a photo. I really love it on my crafting desk!

▼ This is the phone stand pack (4 x 8 inches). It comes with two pieces of acrylic that interlock with each other.


▼ First, I chose a patterned paper, traced the acrylic pieces to the paper and cut them out. Before we glue the paper to the acrylic piece, remove the film from both sides (It's for keeping the acrylic stand crystal clear!)


▼ Next, I applied Zip Dry scrapbook glue on the edges to adhere the papers to the back of acrylic pieces. The glue dries fast and clear, perfect for acrylic.


▼ Here I decided to add some texture by using pink acrylic paint along with Brick Wall Masking Stencil.


▼ While waiting for the paint to dry, I cut out some tag shapes, punched holes and locked the eyelets.


▼ I also made two pockets for the front and back.


Here is the finished phone stand with a few front and back views. The front pocket can hold a tag with motivating words, bible verses, some reminders, or a photo. The back pocket is for storage of all the tags.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all of the phone stands by clicking HERE. Hope you are inspired to create your own phone stand. Wish you a happy new year!

Additional products used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Carta Bella Paper Spring Market Collection
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint Set
Adhesive: Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue
Eyelets: Artemio
Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile all-in-one tool

Documenting December with Clear Scraps

Hello friends and Happy Christmas Eve!  I cannot believe Christmas is almost here as this month has flown by!  Every year, I try to create a mini album to document the first 25 days of the holiday season! 2020 is no different even though nothing seems very normal this year! The silver lining of this pandemic is that I realize even more how important the every day occurrences are!  

Clear Scraps acrylic is probably my number one product to create with! I love the Build It Your Way Binders and decided to do a larger version of my December Daily.  I love the clean look of acrylic and how the inside pages show through. Here, I used the Large Acrylic Binder



I started off by creating my base pages ahead of time. I then attempted to keep on top of filling my pages with pictures and journaling, but some of my pages are still blank. 


Using a scoring tablet or bone folder is a great way to add flaps for more photos and/or days.  Here, one page has days 3-5.


Of course I added many of the wonderful Clear Scraps products to my pages! The acrylic always looks beautiful when paired with Mascils or Stencils. Here, I used the 4x6 Stars Stencil with a white metallic paste in the upper left corner.  


Adding pockets with tags is another way to jot down journaling or lists. I plan on listing favorites and traditions we have as a family.  


Clear Scraps has a large variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes that are perfect to accent your project! Here, I used the Mistletoe Chipboard Embellishment Shape at the top of my page. I began by painting both the sprig and bow white. I then added a layer of Crackle Accent and allowed to dry.  I then painted with green and red chalk paint respectively allowing some of the white to show through. 


The Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shapes are really adorable! I left one bare and backed with patterned paper to add my die cut number. 



The Mini Shaker Shapes are also a perfect addition to mini album pages or scrapbook layouts!  Here, I painted the Joy Mini Shaker Shape in red and added some fun clear beads to the center.


On the next page, the Tall Bulb Mini Shaker looks perfect "hanging" from the top!  I decided to cover the chipboard base with a simple pattern and added die cuts to the center.  I then filled the shaker with artificial snow before assembling. 


For many of my pages, I cut down the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet as my base. Using silver foil cardstock, I adhered a cut file to the front of my page. 


I wanted to add a bit of color so on the back, I used a cotton applicator to place red, silver, and white alcohol ink. 


For my last page, I used the 4x6 Nativity Stencil along with the metallic page.


Once dry, I blended in three colors of Distress Oxide to add some depth. 


Here is the end result and I love how it turned out!



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see the many holiday products they carry! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, washi tape:  Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, Recollections; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; ink, tags: Ranger; metallic charms: Tim Holtz; paint: DecoArt; shaker filler: Stampendous, Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: cut files, thread, typewriter

Mixed Media Christmas Bulb Ornament by Maya

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas! It's Maya on the blog today sharing this Christmas bulb ornament using the Bulb Mini Pallet Shape


▼ To start, I mixed two colors of acrylic paints (black & phthalo blue) to create a darker blue color, then painted on the wood.

▼ Then, I decided to create a star-filled night sky effect on the top by sprinkling the white acrylic paint with small amount of water using a brush.

▼ Next, I cut a strip of patterned paper and glued it to the wood for the background.

▼ I also added some texture to the background using a strip of burlap ribbon. After the background is done, I used stickers from the kit to decorate the ornament. To finish it up, I glued a piece of twine on the back and tied another piece into a bow.
Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. Blessings.

Additional Products Used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Echo Park Away In A Manger Collection
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint Set
Enamel Dot: Echo Park
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

XL Wood Gnome Christmas Elf


Tami here on the blog to share a project with you.

Have you seen Clear Scraps new Gnomes? They are popping up EVERYWHERE! The designs are fun and the ways and themes to embellish them are limitless. 

I just had to have one to add to my holiday decor. I pulled out a bunch of Clear Scraps embellies along with Christmas papers, bits and trims and got to work. I enjoyed trying out different papers and designs; selecting just the right combos.

Here's how my Christmas Gnome turned out...


Can you spot all the different Clear Scraps embellies that I used? There are quite a few of them on my not so little Gnome.

Here's what I used: XL Wood Gnome #1, Believe XL Script Wood WordNordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments and Holly Chipboard Embellishments. Did you find them all?

Now that you know what Clear Scraps products I used; let me show you how I made it.

I started by tracing the hat piece on printed paper. Remember to check the direction you want the hat to point and make sure you are drawing on the correct side of you paper. I like to trace on the back, so I flipped the hat piece opposite of where I wanted it to point...


When you cut out the traced piece, cut about 1/4" outside the lines. I find you get a much more exact and crisper edge if you file off the excess paper rather than trying to cut exactly on the lines...


Then adhere the hat piece you cut out to the wood hat piece. I like to use Zip Dry for this because while it adheres very well when dry, you get a few minutes to pull it up and reposition or kinda push it in place. It's also easy to remove any excess glue that may ooze out; you can just rub it off when it dries. Make sure you apply the glue INSIDE the lines though...


Use a file to remove the excess paper from around the hat. Almost any file will do. I like the heavier weight files from the beauty supply store. Hold your file at about a 45 degree angle and pull down. Keep working at it and you'll begin to see the paper thin at the edge of the wood. A few more pulls will separate it and you'll have a nice, clean, exact edge...


For the pants, you'll want the bottom edge of your paper to be even with the space at the bottom center of the gnome, then to measure how tall the piece needs to be, put the beard piece in place, turn over and mark a little above where the beard piece meets the side of the gnome on the backside of your paper...

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Cut out, adhere and file the pants portion as you did before. Then use a strong glue like Beacon's 3-in-1 Glue to adhere the printed paper wood hat onto the back piece of the gnome, making sure both hats are lined up exactly...

Clear_scraps_xl_wood_gnome_christmas_decor_elf_7and10Next using the same methods as above, trace, cut out, adhere papers and file the following pieces: both bases (different printed papers), the hands and nose (both from pink cardstock) and the beard (white glitter cardstock). You will also need to cut slots in the paper to match the slots on both pieces of the base, a craft knife makes it quick and easy...

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I wanted to give my gnome a mustache and some bangs. For the bangs, I traced around the top portion of each side of the the beard, then cut a piece about 2" long and cut slits in it about 1/8" and inch apart. For the mustache I traced around the bottom half of the nose, then cut it out about 1" longer around the bottom rounded edge and then cut slits in it up to the line. The bangs were adhered to either side of the beard, then the mustache was adhered to the back of the nose, then the nose was adhered to the center top of the beard. The beard piece was glued to the back piece, lining up exactly with the bottom of the hat. I crinkled up the bangs and mustache to give them some dimension. One thing to note, be SURE to TEST your choice of adhesive on the glitter paper you use. Some liquid adhesives react to the glitter papers and will leave dark lines on the front side of your paper. I had to use a tape runner to adhere my glitter papers...


A pine branch was adhered along the base of the hat as trim...


All that was left was to mix paint to match the colors in my project and and paint the wood word "believe" and the large chipboard snowflake in blue and the holly chipboard with red and green. While the paint was still wet, I added glitter to the "believe" wood word, the chipboard snowflake and the berries on the holly. The heavy bodied paint I used gives you a bit of dry time and holds the glitter well. For extra protection, I did give the pieces 2 coats of a matte sealer...

Clear_scraps_xl_wood_gnome_christmas_decor_elf_14-15-16Refer to the picture of the finished project for the placement of the "believe" wood word, chipboard snowflake and holly and the hands.

I'll be posting a "surprise" project related to this one; that will be coming up in January. So keep an eye out! If you want to make the January project a little easier to do, trace the hat, beard, nose and hands on scrap paper.

Have a very happy holiday season; we all deserve it after such a challenging year!


Clear Scraps: XL Wood Gnome #1, Believe XL Script Wood WordNordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments and Holly Chipboard Embellishments

Other: Basic Grey Printed Papers, Core Couture White Glitter Cardstock, TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Spun Sugar, Blue Jellybean and Kale Smoothie, Brown Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and 3-in-1 Glue, Mod Podge Matte Sealer, Vintage: Chunky Glitter, Wire Pine Branch, Pink Cardstock and Tape Runner

Tools: Scissors, Pencil and File

Santa and Ornament Shaker Tags

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog with Clear Scraps today using some Holiday Shakers for ornaments, I love these shakers, they can be used for all kinds of things but I make homemade ornaments every year for my kids and they will be getting these this year! 
To start this project, I used the Mini Shaker Gnome and Mini Shaker bulb along with some gold star sequins. First I painted the outside of the bulb in red then dug in my Christmas paper scraps for some little pieces of scraps to use. I glued them down on the bulb back and cut away the extra. 
I set this aside to dry. I then took the plastic coating off the acrylic window and glued it to the back of the bulb, then glued the other sections over the papered bulb back and added the gold stars and glued on the front. My ornament is now ready for gifting! I will probably drill a hole in the top and add some ribbon for hanging.
For the second ornament, I painted the gnome hat and body in red and his shoes in black. I then glued the pieces to the back pieces and added the Lovely Sequins to the hat part and some white sequins to the beard of the gnome. I then used a modeling paste for the beard and ball on the hat. 
Shhh...don't tell my kids but I may keep this one for myself! I love it. 
happy Holiday! May they be bright and shiny!

Mini Star and Bell Pallet Shapes by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today working with the Bell Mini Pallet Shape and the Star Mini Pallet Shape.  Clear Scraps has a number of different seasonally  shaped wood pallets and I thought they'd look nice hanging on the Christmas Tree or perhaps tied to Christmas packages. 


I added color to the pallets using Brusho Colour Crystals.  These little pots of color can be really dramatic.

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I first spritzed each pallet with water then sprinkled on the crystals.  This allowed the crystals to activate and move about the pallets.  Spritzing additional water allowed the crystals to move even more creating amazing designs.  I continued to add crystals and spritz more water until I had the colors/designs I wanted on each pallet.  The pallets can be allowed to dry naturally or heat set.


Once dry, I die cut the reindeer and phrase from Rinea Foiled Papers and adhered them to the Bell.  I was able to easily punch holes in the Bell and added some twine to use as a hanger.


I stamped and die cut a phrase, then added it to the Star.  I also punched a hole on one side and added a length of twine.


At approximately 4", the Bell is perfectly sized to hang on your Christmas Tree.


The Star is slightly smaller than the Bell but has just as many possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Brusho Colour Crystals, Stamp, Ink, Rinea Foiled Papers




Clear Scraps DIY Medium Pallet--Baby it's Cold

Hello!  How is everyone today!  Laura here to share a fun winter home decor project!!

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Have you played with one of Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallets yet??  If not, what

are you waiting for?!!  They are so fun, and you can create something to match any

decor, holiday, season, you want!!  You can find all the different shapes HERE.

For this project I used the Square Medium DIY Pallet, and I started by covering 

it with a patterned paper.  Then I grabbed one of the Clear Scraps stencils, the

6" Nordic stencil.  To add a touch of shimmery snowflakes on both of the corners,

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I positioned the stencil on the corner and applied a shimmery stencil paste.

This is on both corners, and then I brushed all the edges with white paint.

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The adorable mittens go great with this stencil!  They are the Clear Scraps

Mittens Chipboard Embellishments.  They are painted with aqua and white

acrylic paint, the white on the cuffs, but I wanted a frosty fun look, so I

used some chunky glitter.  Just added glue to the cuffs of the mittens,

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then sprinkled the glitter and gently patted it down.  So now they look

like a pair of fluffy, furry mittens.  The twine string is the perfect touch.

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Some stickers and enamel dots dress it up, and the sentiment is cut

out of a patterned paper sheet.  I added a few more little snowflake

and tree stickers around the sentiment too.  You could easily add a

ribbon to hang this--just punch holes with a crop-a-dile to string it.

It's so fun to dress up these adorable Medium DIY Pallets!   Make

sure to check out the store for those, and all the fun stencils and the

chipboard embellishments as well--so many choices!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Medium DIY Pallet, 6" Nordic Stencil,

Mittens Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Vicki Boutin Creative FX Iridescent Glaze, twine,

Stampendous Shave Ice, Echo Park My Favorite Winter--

paper and stickers, enamel dots, white acrylic paint,

foam tape, adhesive.

Oh Christmas Tree

Hello Crafters! Dana is back with a Christmas card project I hope it  inspires you. I love creating handmade Christmas Cards to send to family and friends. I think a handmade card is so much more personal and shows how much you care. 

For this card project I'll be using Clear Scraps Christmas tree 4x6 inch stencil. Click Here


For my card base, I cut a piece of watercolor paper down to 61/2 x 4 inches. Take your Xmas tree stencil and tape securely to your card base. I used some removable tape to hold down my stencil so I wouldn't rip my paper when removing the tape afterwards. Then I chose 3 different colored Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and using my ink dabber, I applied the ink to each tree using a swirling motion. Carefully remove your stencil after you finish.


Next I adhered some gold tinsel around the edges of my card base, using some tacky glue. Let dry.

To decorate each tree I used Stickles Star dust glitter on the first tree. For the middle tree I used Clear Scraps Summer Sequins Click Here 

I adhered the sequins onto my tree using clear craft glue. 

For the last tree I applied some Stickles silver glitter to the tree and added some dazzle stickers for bulbs. Then I added some star shaped embellishments to the top of each tree. 

Next  I took some mirrored green card and cut down at 7 x 5 inches and adhered to my card base. Then i cut my red mirrored card to 6 3/4 x 4 3/4, applied foam dots to the back and adhered this on top of my green card base. Then added pop dots to the back of my stenciled tree card and adhered it on top. To finish off my card, I stamped a Merry and Bright sentiment onto my card with black ink. 




I hope I've inspired you to grab your crafting supplies and start creating your own special Christmas cards! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog today! Dont forget to check out the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting supplies! Click Here

See you soon! Dana

Other Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Pine Needles, Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn. Prima Marketing Say it in Crystals, Stickles Glitters Stardust and Silver. Crafters Companion Silent Night Stamp set.





Cardinal Christmas Tag

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog with Clear Scraps using the Acrylic Tag Album! These tags are so versatile to use for any type of project you can create. 
I started by dropping alcohol ink in reds and greens on the tag, remember to take off the plastic protective covering before you start, and let them dry. I decided that I wanted to see the ink better and started to experiment with what I could use on the back to make the ink color pop. I finally decided to use white acrylic paint lightly over the back. 
You want to remember that you can reactivate the ink so you want to only brush over the ink once let the paint dry and you can then get a second coat on, as you can see the ink does bleed through. Here is the back of the tag with ink and paint. 
Again, as was experimenting as I wondered if the acrylic tag would take the heat, I had used it on another tag and it warped it so use caution and keep moving your heat tool over this step. You have to be doubly careful as you can bubble the paint also. 
I used a stamp and some embossing ink to do this step, it was a bit tricky but it did work. I wanted to use a silhouette stamp so that you could see the image.
Here is my finished tag, I used s small wreath stamp to create the small round tag at the top and add some decorative ribbons. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed holiday!!

Create your Own Gingerbread House with DIY Pallets


I have always loved the look of gingerbread houses! and when I saw the Clear Scraps DIY Medium House Pallet   I knew I wanted to create my own gingerbread house... and this one has NO calories! 


To create your own Gingerbread pallet you will need the following: 

Clear Scraps DIY Medium House Pallet 

Clear Scraps Candy Canes Chipboard Embellishments

Paint- brown (gingerbread-y color), red, green

White Marker

Ball Fringe

Jute- white 

Green card stock

Leaf punch

Paint the Clear Scraps DIY Medium House Pallet  with brown paint. Let dry. 

While drying paint Clear Scraps Candy Canes Chipboard Embellishments with red and green paint. Let dry. 


Using a white marker, draw on windows and doors and roofing as desired.

Add jute bow and ball trim to your pallet. 


Add your dry Clear Scraps Candy Canes Chipboard Embellishments to your house. 


Punch leaves from green card stock and add above door. Add berries using dimensional paint or beads. 



I hope you are inspired to try your hand at creating your own gingerbread house pallet! 


Tall Snowman

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog today with Clear Scraps and thinking about snow! I love snow and snowmen especially! When my kids were little we would always go out and make snowmen, they loved finding the right carrot noses and rocks for their face!
For my project today, I used the Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I knew as soon as I saw this pallet, what I wanted to do, paint a snowman for the front porch.
First of all, I sketched a snowman shape on my pallet and then started painting. I painted the hat first, then the snowman, then his face and buttons. I then decided I wanted the background to be light blue so I mixed up my paint and painted the background. 
When I was done with this, I let the whole thing dry and thought it needed something more, so I used the white sequins from the Lovely Sequins pack and glued them on as snowflakes. 
Then I drilled holes in the top of the pallet and added the wire to hang my snowman! He is adorable on the porch and welcomes all the visitors!



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday!!