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January 2021

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic and Stencils--Wintertime LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!  Who's ready for winter crafting?

January is a good time to do some crafting, and I love creating some winter LO's in

advance to have ready for all of those winter pictures!

Clear_Scraps_Acrylic 12x12 LO_Wintertime

This LO started with a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet from Clear Scraps.  Using aqua acrylic

paint and the Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil I stenciled pretty snowflakes

all around the border of the acrylic sheet to create a wintery background.

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So just moving the stencil around the border at different angles, applying paint

with a sponge brush.  The finished design has a nice soft pattern of snowflakes.

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After playing with different placement, I decided to turn the page to have the

snowflakes along the top and the bottom of the page.  Then I started layering

on the papers and stickers.  I used some fun wintery chipboard pieces to add

a little more interest.

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These pretty snowflakes match the stencil how fun is that??!!  They are the

Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps!!  You can

cut them apart, but I left them attached to make a nice corner framing piece. 

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I also used the Clear Scraps Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishment.  I painted it

black and dotted on just a little touch of "snow".  I think the black paint makes

it look like a silhouette and makes them pop on the page.   Clear Scraps has so

many wonderful chipboard pieces to paint, ink, spray, stamp, you can let your 

creativity fly!!  You can find all of the different chipboard pieces HERE in the

Clear Scraps store.  Lots to choose from for different holidays, seasons, and more!

If you're looking for something new to try to spice up your crafting or scrapbooking,

make sure to peruse all the goodies in the Clear Scraps store--try something new!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil,

Nordic Snowflake and Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  acrylic paint--aqua, white, black, Crystal Stickles,

Echo Park Celebrate Winter papers and stickers, enamel dots,

red cardstock. 

Happy Winter Mitten Mini Shaker Pallet

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun winter themed project I created!  Winter isn't my favorite time of the year but I do love to create projects about it! And I will admit some photos out in the snow can be beautiful! I used a favorite picture of my daughter from a photo shoot I did last year after a big snow! 


Starting with the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I painted the surface with chalk paint in a nice light blue.  Chalk paint works well with the birch wood and a little goes a long way!  


The chalk paint dries quickly so I was able to move onto my next step.  I applied a light layer of modeling paste using the 6 Inch Nordic Snowflakes Mascil to the upper and lower slats.  


I allowed the modeling paste to dry and measured out a piece of patterned paper to fit the center slat.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied my paper cutting off any excess with scissors.  I followed by sanding the edges with my sanding tool to smooth any rough areas. 


Here is a close up shot of the modeling paste with my Mascil. I chose to leave the paste as is to help the snowflakes pop against the light blue paint. 


For my main accent, I used the Mitten Mini Shaker Shape which I painted with a dark red chalk paint. 


I covered the base chipboard of the shaker with patterned paper then adhered my two middle chipboard frames. In the center, I added a few snowflakes from the Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix as well as shaved ice.  


Once assembled, I adhered my shaker again using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.


I then added a few smaller stickers and die cuts to accent as well as a decorative bow to the top edge of my photo. 


Last, I punched holes at the top of my pallet to string some buffalo plaid ribbon in order to hang my project (plus it matches my daughter's coat)! 


Thank you for reading today! Check out the large variety of Mini Shakers by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, decorative bow, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb;  shaved ice: Stampendous; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon









Masculine Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I've used the 6" Gears Stencil to create two cards.


My husband recently turned 65 and I needed a birthday card to celebrate this huge milestone.  The Gears stencil was perfect as it can create masculine cards.


Placing the stencil on white cardstock, I inked it with Distress Oxide Ink in Ground Espresso.


Cutting the panel to fit my card, I inked the edges with the same ink.


Matting the panel with brown cardstock, I added it to a white card (which was also inked with the same ink), then I added a strip across the bottom of the card.  I slipped a shipping tag behind the strip, gluing just the edges to the card.  Happy Birthday and "65" were die cut from brown cardstock and placed on the card.


In keeping with the masculine theme, I adhered an assortment of metal washers (which I found in the garage), as well as a cotter pin to hold the tag to the strip.


Cutting white cardstock to fit the interior of the card, I used the Gears Stencil to create a pattern along the bottom edge.


After matting the panel with cardstock, I added it to the card placing some more metal washers before stamping "happy birthday".


Finally, I used the Gears stencil to add a pattern to the envelope.


Since I had left over Gears paper, I created a Thank You card.
It is pretty similar to the first card, but was since the Gears paper was a bit smaller, it was matted with 2 layers before being added to a brown card.
The tag was created with the final left over piece and slipped behind the strip.  Then I added metal washers.  Again, cotter pins were used to hold the tag to the strip.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies:  Bazzill cardstock, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink, Crafter's Companion Die, Joy Clair Stamp, twine, washers


SURPRISE! Winter Gnome


Tami here on the blog today to show you the SURPRISE project using the XL Gnome that I promised back in a December post: XL WOOD GNOME CHRISTMAS ELF

While I was embellishing my Christmas Elf, I was thinking it would make a great centerpiece for my table if only... it was embellished front and back! Then, I thought, what if I embellished one side for Christmas and the other for New Years Eve and the rest of Winter?

I decided to give it a try. Granted, this would have been MUCH easier if this thought had popped into my head about an hour sooner - I could have just traced around the wood hat, hands and beard, but I was able to lay tracing paper on those pieces and rub the edges to make a pattern.

Then, I just started embellishing all over again! This did lead to a few challenges. Some of the embellishments I had placed on the front were visible on the back. So I had to paint the backs of some pieces and add some pieces like the snowflake at the tip of the hat, the leaves on the holly and most challenging, the wood "believe" sign. To avoid having to camouflage embellishments from the front when decorating the back, just avoid adhering anything past the edges of the wood.

So here is my Father Time or Old Man Winter or just a Wintery Wizard...


And here are some closeup shots of how I incorporated the embellishments from the front that showed on the back...

Snowflake at tip of hat...


Holly leaves...


and the wood "believe"...


and here is a pic of his glittery wand...


If you have an event where you need centerpieces or decor that will be seen from both sides, think about embellishing the back side as well. Or do like I did and create a piece that can be used for more than one occasion. You can review the directions included in my December 22, 2020 post, embellishment techniques are similar: XL WOOD GNOME CHRISTMAS ELF


Clear Scraps: XL Wood Gnome #1,  Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments and 3 Piece Wood Holiday Collection Shapes

Other: Basic Grey and K & Co Printed Papers, Core Couture White Glitter Cardstock, TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Spun Sugar, Blue Jellybean and Kale Smoothie, Plaid Folk Art Silver Anniversary Acrylic, Paint Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and 3-in-1 Glue, Mod Podge Matte Sealer, Vintage: Chunky Glitter, Wire Pine Branch, Vintage Button, Pink Cardstock, 3D Dots and Tape Runner

Tools: Scissors, Pencil and File

Snow Day Acrylic Panel

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I've used the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet to create a Snow Day layout featuring our pup, Caramel.  This was her first snow day and she absolutely loved it!


Taking off the plastic film from one side of the panel, I painted it with Gesso.  Since I wanted to added spray inks to the acrylic sheet, I first had to prep the sheet with Gesso.  Leaving the plastic film on the other side keeps it clean while working on the top side.


Once the Gesso dried, I spritzed several colors of blue spray inks on the panel, allowing each layer to dry before adding additional colors.


Pick up the panel and allow the colors to run.  Flick white paint on the panel to simulate snow drops.


Tear white Rinea Foiled Paper to create snow mounds.  Ink the torn edges with blue ink and adhere the snow mounds to the panel.
Mat photos with turquoise Rinea Foiled Paper and place on the panel.


Using Sizzix dies, die cut Snow Day '20 and add to the panel.


Using blue ink and a background stamp, stamp it randomly about the panel.


Next, use a word stamp with gray ink and randomly stamp it about the panel.


Add a third smaller photo to the layout with foam adhesives for dimension.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Papers; Sizzix dies; Lindy's Spray Inks; Distress Oxide Inks

Make a Quick and Easy Snowman Pallet

BRRRR!  Winter Greetings!  I am excited to share this quick and easy snow man I created using Clear Scraps wood Pallets! I can't wait to hang him on my office door! 

To recreate this quick and easy project you will need:

Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque 

Paint- White, Black, Orange

Card Stock - Black


old Spool or small circle template

First off I have to share my EUREKA Moment.  So the  Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque  come shipped with the label so that the pallet is long ways as below.  

This is how I have always use the pallets! It wasn't until I was moving a few things around in my craft space that I rotating the pallet and stored it upright!  I literally all of a sudden saw a snowman! ( and several other person-type characters) So I decided to try it and see if my idea and vision would work! 

Start by painting the bottom two sections of your Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque  with white paint. 
Paint the top section with black paint. Let dry. 
Draw two circle for eyes and paint. Draw faint smile line for mouth with a pencil. 
Taking an old spool (or a circle template), stamp circle for mouth bits. Fill in with paint. 

Draw a long triangle, slightly rounded at base to create your carrot.  Paint with Orange paint. 

I did add a little shadowing with black paint to simulate the carrot surface.
Cut a 1 1/2 inch by 8 1/2 inch strip of black card stock and adhere just below black painted section to make your hat brim. 
Add a festive ribbon as your scarf to finish your snowman! I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque !


Home is Where the Heart Is

Hello Crafty Friends! 

It's Dana and I'm back to share a simple home decor project with you today!  I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too. Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, I will have more time to craft.

For this project I'm using Clear Scraps DIY Medium Home pallet. You can find one here Click Here

I chose papers from Pink Paislee called "Auburn Lane"


Remove the label from your wooden pallet. Paint the roof and chimney using brown acrylic paint. Then paint the next two pallets with Folk art Sheepskin paint. You can buy the chalk paint Click Here.

Be sure to paint the sides and spaces between the pallet. Let dry. Once paint dries, I inked all around the wood home pallet shape. 


Next I chose one of the floral patterned papers and cut one at 6 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches and a second piece at 6 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches.  Ink the edges of your papers. Then adhere these to both the middle and bottom pallets.


Now I cut out one of the journaling cards "Let's gather together" and inked the edges with Distress Ink. Apply pop dots to the back of the journaling card and adhere in the center of your pallet. I fuzzy cut out a duplicate image of the same hpuse from one of the 12x12 papers. Inked the edges and applied pop dots to the back before adhering it over the top of the journaling card. On the flower boxes I added some Dazzle sticker flowers. 

From the ephermera pieces I chose a sentiment "enjoy the little things" added some pop dots to the back and adhered this on the roof. I applied one of the heart stickers to the chimney and on each side of the sentiment I added a tiny gold heart sticker  and a White enamel dot.

To finish my project I added a few more sticker sentiment words, glued some Prima flowers in the upper left corner of my house. 




I hope you have enjoyed my project idea. I hope you are inspired to make one to display in your home.

Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting needs Click Here

See you soon! Happy Crafting!

Other Supplies used: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Dazzle stickers, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Prima Marketing flowers.

Winter Themed Scallop Wood Phone Stand

Hello friends and happy Monday! Jennifer on the blog today to share a technique I used to decorate the Scallop Wood Phone Stand.  Clear Scraps offers both wood and acrylic phone stands as well tablet stands! Because it is January, I wanted to create a winter themed Phone Stand.  How cute would this be sitting in your craft area or on your work desk?  I know I'm always losing my phone especially when I'm crafting! 


I began by painting both pieces with chalk paint in grey. You do not have to use chalk paint but it dries quickly and applies well onto the birch wood.  Usually you will only need to apply one coat but it depends on how much coverage you prefer.  I tend to allow some of the wood to show through my paint to give it a distressed look. 


Next, using the 4x6 Snowflake Stencil I applied glitter gel in silver using a spatula.  It helps to secure your stencil using washi or painter's tape. One great thing about the 4x6 Stencils is that they fit perfectly on the Phone Stands! 


Here is a close up of the glitter gel on the Phone Stand after it has dried. I love the way it looks as well as the added texture! 


I thought the paint needed a little extra so I applied StazOn Opaque around the edges using a dabber.  


Using Beacon Adhesive, I added patterned paper and die cuts to just above the slot for the stand. I wanted a majority of the Snowflake Stencil to show. 


Lastly, with pop dots I added two red mittens adorned with bakers twine at the top of my Phone Stand.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Phone Stands by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; ink: Tsukineko ; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 

Faith Over Fear Heart Pallet by Maya

Happy new year everyone! It's Maya here on the blog today sharing this Faith over Fear Heart Pallet. To welcome 2021, I made this home decor piece using the Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape, the Faith over Fear XL Script Wood Quote, and the 6" XOXOX Stencil.


▼ Here are the Heart Pallet and Faith over Fear Script Wood Quote.

▼ First, I decided to apply two coats of penetrating wood stain along with a foam brush on the pallet to give it a golden oak color.


▼ After the wood stain dried, I gave the background some texture by using a 6" XOXOX stencil along with dark brown acrylic paint.


▼ Next, I painted the wood quote to white by using white acrylic paint with a foam brush. I also added highlight lines on the word using a brown marker.


▼ Last, I used tacky glue to adhere the word quote to the pallet, punched 2 holes and tied a piece of twine to it.


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I really love how it turned out! This home decor piece reminds me to keep faith during difficult times in life because our Lord is always with us. Wish you a blessed, healthy and happy new year!

Additional products used:
Wood Stain: Minwax Golden Oak Wood Finish
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile all-in-one tool