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Seasons Wall Hanging

Happy Friday! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a special home decor piece featuring the wood rectangle. I used the elements from some old cards that were created by mom-in-law and turned them into a wall hanging project. My husband's aunt received theses cards from my mom-in-law and kept them for decades. She wanted to turn them into a home decor piece, so here it is!


▼ I started by painting the rectangle wood shape with cream yellow acrylic paint along with a paint brush. After the first coat was dry, I give it another coat of paint. Then I used a ruler and a pencil to draw out four frames.


▼ Here I adhered twine pieces to the wood shape using tacky glue by following the line I drew.


▼ These are part of the cards I picked up to use on this project that were created by my mom-in-law years and years ago. I removed the elements from these cards and planed to assemble them on the wood shape. The idea was to create a wall hanging with four seasons.


Close Ups

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you are inspired to create wall hangings using Clear Scraps wood shapes. Have a blessed day!

Additional products used:
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue, Double Sided Tape
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Punch Tool

Create Memories Printer Tray Frame


Tami here on the blog today with a new project I'd like to share with you.

I have been trying to spruce up the house with a few little touches here and there and one of the projects on my list was more family photos.

I had been wanting to design something using one of Clear Scrap's Printer Trays and thought that would be a perfect way to display some of our photos.

I selected the Rectangle/Square Printers Tray as I liked the larger size openings at the opposite corners...


I was trying to decide what color to paint the frame as I wanted it to coordinate with the fresh paint on my walls and thought... let's use THAT paint!

I printed out some of my favorited photos on my phone - I decided to print them in black and white so the colors in the photos wouldn't clash.

I thought that adhering the photos directly to the back piece of the frame would be easiest.

So I placed one of the frame pieces over the back piece and drew around the inside of each opening...


Next I painted the top frame piece so it could be drying while I worked on the photos...


I also cut down and painted one of the new Deco Chipboard Borders to use as an accent piece...


I set those pieces aside to dry and started deciding on what photos to put where...


Once I had decided on which photos I wanted to use, I started measuring the openings and cropping the photos to fit - I cut them a bit larger than the opening so I'd be sure they would fill the space completely...


I wanted to incorporate some of my vintage ephemera in the project. One of the items I had selected was a Bingo card. I wanted to use it fill in the rectangular space at the top left of the frame as my photo was not large enough on it's own. I placed the photo and the card in the window and played with the placement until I was happy with it. I then traced lightly around the frame onto the bingo card so I'd know where to cut it...


I had decided to place "Create Memories" down in the bottom right rectangle. I had a Clear Scraps acrylic Expressions Clear Word Title to use for "Create" and I wanted to use alcohol inks to color it. I started on the backside and placed drops of 2 colors of red and a bit of brown, then let the inks dry...


I sometimes like to only ink the backside of acrylic so that the front stays nice and shiny. But I wanted to add some more ink effects without messing up what I'd already done, so I added a bit of alcohol ink to the front as well to layer on some texture...


I added papers, vintage book pages and a few other bits to complete the design. Keep in mind that anything you put in each opening shouldn't be any thicker than the 2 additional layers of chipboard frame pieces.

Once I had everything in place, I assembled the frame and glued it together. I like to use Zip Dry for this as any excess rubs off easily, but it holds very well...


Here are some closeups of the embellishments I added...

For the Bingo card, at first I was frustrated that only "Bing" would fit in the opening, not the whole word. But then I thought if I separated the "B" from the "ing", then I had "being"! I added a heart between the letters, then added an arrow pointing to "together" which was a cardstock piece I had. I also circled the "4" on the card as we are a family of 4.


I used scrapbook paper, a bit of a vintage doily, a heart cut from red felt, a straight pin and a family definition cut from an old dictionary to embellish one of the openings not filled by a photo...


For my title piece, I adhered some book pages to the back piece, then added the painted border and acrylic create word. For the "memories", I scanned, printed and cut out some vintage letters I had...


And all done! Now I just need to figure out where to hang it!

Thanks for joining us here on the Clear Scraps' Blog; please come back soon!


Clear Scraps:

Rectangle/Square Printers Tray

Deco Chipboard Borders

Expressions Create Clear Word Title

Other: Ranger: Alcohol Inks and Applicator, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Paint, Book Pages, Dictionary Word, Vintage Letters, Red Felt, Vintage Doily, Straight Pin, Vintage Bingo Card, Red Pencil, Black Pen, Chipboard Arrow, Together Cardstock Word, Scrapbook Paper, Trim and Twine

Tools: Ruler, Pencil, Scissors and Trimmer

Dream BIG Wall Hanging

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing my debut project as a new design team member! I'm so stoked to have been invited to join the Clear Scraps DT - this is definitely a dream come true for this gal! So my first project is a Dream BIG wall hanging (very appropriate for this dream design gig!) created with the Deco Pallet Shape, 5x9 Feathers Layering Stencil and small Dream clear word title.


I started by sanding and painting the Deco Pallet Shape with white chalk paint. I added feathers randomly over the surface using the 5x9 Feathers Layering Stencil and distress inks, and then stamped clusters of small dots in green ink to fill in blank spaces. I then affixed a green enamel dot to the top of several feathers. I traced the small Dream clear word title backwards onto the back side of a piece of dotted patterned paper and fussy cut it. I painted the Dream word with light teal chalk paint, added whimsical dots and circles with a white paint pen and green Sharpie for some interest, and adhered the patterned paper tracing behind it for a shadow effect. I adhered it to the pallet with double-sided foam circles, and then added the BIG stamped portion just beneath it with craft glue. I added white flat-back pearls to the top, bottom and sides of the pallet, and then fashioned a hanger from silver chain and looped green crafting cord through every other chain link. 


I created some cute little feather 'charms' to dangle from the top left - one silver embossed, one stamped in green and one stamped in teal - and all die cut and layered three times. I punched holes through each charm and added them to several extra chain links. 


I fashioned a double-loop bow from teal ribbon which I adhered to the top right with hot glue, and embellished it with a green crafting cord bow and paper flower.


The final addition to the piece was a sentiment stamped in green, die cut and layered on silver foil cardstock, which I adhered to the bottom center with glue.


Clear Scraps products used:
Deco Pallet Shape
5x9 Feathers Layering Stencil
Small Dream clear word title

Other products used:
White and silver foil cardstock, dotted patterned paper, clear stamps, distress ink, embossing ink and powder, white paint pen, green Sharpie, dies, white chalk paint, light teal chalk paint, stamp positioner and acrylic stamp block, die cutting machine, craft glue, glue gun, adhesive foam circles, white flat-back pearls, silver chain, ribbon and crafting cord, paper flower

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,



Hello Fish Acrylic Cards

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share acrylic cards featuring the acrylic tag. The acrylic tag pack comes in 4 different shapes, approx. 3.75" x 6.75", and I used 2 shapes to create these acrylic cards.  


▼ Here is one of the papers I chose for my card base and I started by folding it in half.









▼ Laying the acrylic tag on the folded paper, I traced the tag shape with a pencil and cut it out with scissors.


▼ On one of the cards, I added bubbles to the card base by using the 6 inch Bubbles Mascil along with Distress Oxide ink (tumbled glass). 


▼ All Clear Scraps Acrylic has a protective film on both sides so be sure to remove it before stamping or painting! Using Staz On ink in black, I stamped the images on the front of the acrylic. The ink will dry relatively fast but you do have to be careful to not smudge your image. By the way, any mistakes can be removed with a non-acetone fingernail polish remover! Then you are ready to re-stamp!  


▼ Once the ink was dry, I painted the images with Chameleon pens. They are alcohol-based markers, which work brilliantly on acrylic surfaces!


▼ Removing a protective film on the back of the acrylic tag, I used Zip Dry scrapbook glue to adhere the tag to the card base I cut out. Then, I stamped hello with Staz On ink, added extra touches using pink liquid embellishment, and glued a bow to the top of the card. Last, I painted the borders using acrylic paints along with a paintbrush to finish both cards.


Thank you all for stopping by today! Hope today's cards inspire you to create with some Clear Scraps acrylic. Have a blessed day!

Close Ups

Additional Products Used:
- Stamps: Stampendous
- Ink: Tsukineko Staz On Jet Black, Ranger Distress Oxide
- Marker: Chameleon
- Adhesive: Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch

Fall XL Wood Gnome

Hello and happy Monday!  It's Jennifer back here to share another project with you!  It is still officially summer but its not too soon to begin thinking about DIY fall decorations!  The XL Wood Gnome 2 is perfect to personalize and decorate to match whatever theme/holiday!  


I began by using black acrylic paint to color the feet as well as the bottom edge of the hat.  I did not worry about it being perfect as I knew I would be covering the edges with paper. 



Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned paper to the front of the hat. I then cut away the excess with scissors and an x-acto knife. I followed up with a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges. 


I repeated the same steps for the bottom half of the gnome although I did measure how much much paper I  would need.  


Both XL Wood Gnome shapes come with a two-part base (just like the Desktop Frames).  I painted the smaller top oval with chalk paint and covered the bottom with patterned paper.  Using a hot glue gun I  adhered the two together. 


There are three designs of holiday themed wood shapes that fit perfectly on the front of the XL Wood Gnomes.  Here, I  used the Wood Fall Collection Shapes which I painted and added stickers. 


I added velcro to the back of each shape so I can switch them out as needed. I also added the velcro to the back of the hands as well.


I again used my hot glue gun to affix the hat overlay followed by the beard and nose.  



I added stickers and bakers twine to the brim of the hat to accent.  


The feet have extensions that fit into the slots of the base as shown.  I did add extra adhesive to secure the gnome to the base. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see what's new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ink: Quick Quotes; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; enamel dots: Echo Park Paper; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool, hot glue gun

Graduation Chipboard Embellishment Shapes Layout

Hello and happy Saturday!  Jennifer on the blog to share a layout I created using one of the many Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  My oldest recently graduated from high school and I thought the Graduation Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would be the perfect accent for my page!  


Beginning with a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock, I  secured the 12 Inch Triangle Mascil over the top using washi tape.  I selected two Distress Oxide colors to blend in the center of my page not worrying about filling in the entire space.


Here is a close up of the end result!  Using Clear Scraps Mascils are the perfect way to create your own background!  


Next, I took the Graduation Chipboard Embellishment Shapes and painted them with black acrylic paint.  After they were dry, I dabbed embossing ink on each followed by a using a glitter black embossing powder. I  then set each using a heat tool. 


I affixed each Chipboard Embellishment Shape using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. Using a solvent based adhesive is best when it comes to Clear Scraps products because it will not warp your embellishment. Plus it dries quickly! 


I added foam words as well as stickers and enamel dots to accent my page.  


I do love to "pop up" a few of my embellishments using foam tape or pop dots as it gives my project dimension! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog! I hope this inspires you to document a favorite event from this past year!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE!  I'm sure you will be able to find the perfect embellishments!  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, foam words: Simple Stories; cardstock, journaling pen: American Crafts; inks, heat tool: Ranger; blending brushes: Taylored Expressions; stamps: Becky Higgins, American Crafts; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; embossing powder: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread

Summer Gift Bag

Hi everyone, with summer in full swing, and visits with family and friends ongoing, take a small gift with you in a personalized summer gift bag.  You can create a new gift bag or upcyle a gift bag by using one of Clear Scraps' Shakers


Once the gift bag has been selected, add assorted embellishments to give it a true summer feel.

Selecting the Mini Shaker Anchor, I separated all the pieces so I could determine my color scheme.  
Since the gift bag was in shades of oranges, I selected an orange ink to add a hint of color.  


Since chipboard absorbs color, you can paint the elements with gesso, let them dry, then add color.
In this way, you will achieve a true color if that is what you desire.
As I wanted a subtle color, I was ok just inking the chipboard elements.


Punch holes in the anchor base and the acrylic anchor so ribbon can be threaded through.
Glue 2 anchors to the base and let dry.
Glue the remaining anchor to the acrylic anchor and let dry.
Reminder: remove the film from the acrylic piece before assembling.
Fill the channel with beads or dew drops and place the acrylic anchor piece on top.


Tie the Anchor to the gift bag, add a bow, and a great summer gift bag is ready.

With so many Shakers to chose from, you have so many options for every season!

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:
Gift Bag, Pattern Paper, Stamps, Ribbon

My Happy Place Home Decor

Hi there Crafters!

I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today sharing a home decor project! I love to create pretty home decor pieces that I can display year after year. Clear Scraps has so many great products to use to create that one of a kind project.

For today's project I'm using Clear Scraps new mini shaker Butterfly Click Here and Wood Deco base Click Here


To begin this project, I took out one of the Wood Deco pieces to use for our main base. You can save the other pieces for future projects. I chose a paper to cover my wood base. I'm using papers from Mintay "Happy Place" collection. Trace around your wood piece with a pencil and cut it out. Add some Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhere your paper onto your wood base. Then trim any excess paper using your exacto knife. Take your distress tool to smooth out around the edges. Then I took some blue tassel trim from my stash, and adhered my trim along the edge of my wood shape. Set aside to dry.


Next we will work on our butterfly shaker. Remove your pieces from package. Take the bottom piece, trace onto coordinating paper and cut out. Adhere your paper onto your butterfly shaker piece with glue.  Trim away any excess paper and use your distress tool to smooth out around the edges. Take your top shaker piece add glue around the butterfly shaker piece and decorate with paint, glitter or confetti as I did. 


While drying, take the next two shaker pieces and glue onto the bottom base piece. You may fill your shaker with sequins, or any shaker filler you desire. Clear Scraps has a wide variety of shaker fillers to chose from. I am using Clear Scraps Heart Love Click Here.

Next glue your acrylic piece on top, making sure you peel off the protective film on both sides before gluing. Then finish by gluing your top shaker piece in place. Set your shaker aside to dry. Do not shake until it's throughly dried. 


Now we can decorate our base. I chose a variety of ephermera,  sentiment pieces, along with some fussy cut pieces from my leftover papers. Ink all edges. Then play with the placement before adhering. I used some foam dots on several pieces to add more dimension to my project. I glued my butterfly shaker in the upper right corner  I then added some crystal gems and glitter to my butterfly wings! To finish my project I took a piece of light blue tulle and attached to the back of my piece with hot glue!


Here are some close ups!




I hope you've enjoyed this project today! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafty needs. 

Till next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: Prima Crytals, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, foam dots, Mintay Happy Place papers, ephermera and chipboard stickers.



Summer Acrylic Circle Scallop Mini Album

Hello everyone! Jennifer here back on the blog to share another mini album with you! Next to layouts, using Clear Scraps Mini Albums are my favorite to create with!   Using the Acrylic Circle Scallop Mini Album and colorful alcohol inks I put together a book to document some of my favorite summer 2021 photos! Each page bears a different design of scallops which cascade into larger sizes! 


For my front cover, I used the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil along with alcohol ink in yellow. I secured my stencil to the front with washi tape and lightly dabbed the ink onto the surface. It helps to remove the protective film from only the front as you work.  



I tend to leave my acrylic "bare" and not add any extra color besides patterned paper.  But for this project, I added drops of alcohol ink to the surface of each page focusing around the edges. 


I tried to use a different color combination for each page and also didn't worry about it being perfect as I knew I'd be covering some of the page with paper. 


Since the album measures 3x8 inches, I plan on using wallet sized photos. Here, I affixed a white cardstock mat for where my picture will go. 


I then added small embellishments such as die cuts, stickers, and enamel dots.  I did not want to overwhelm my pages with too many elements.  


I used pop dots to give dimension to a few of my embellishments to create more layers. 



Here, I used foam tape to "pop up" my photo mat as well as affixed bakers twine around the bottom.  



Lastly, I added my own chrome book rings to put together my album. I then tied some yellow seam binding ribbon to the top ring to accent my book! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  To see the large variety of Mini Albums click HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Echo Park; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; alcohol ink: Ranger; ribbon: Snug Hug; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread. 

Wood Card Adventure

Hi everyone, I'm sharing a new Wood Card today. 

Did you know that Clear Scraps has a fun selection of wood cards you can decorate in any way possible?  Be sure to check them out!


Measuring approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4", the Blank Wood Card has endless possibilities.  I decided to turn it into a mini album.


The panels were inked (but also could have been painted) with coral ink.  Once dry, I used the 4x6 Grass Stencil with green ink along the bottom of the panel, moving the stencil across the panel so I had full grass coverage.


The Bike with Basket Chipboard Embellishment was inked in an assortment of colors, then embossed/heat set.  
This gave the bike a shiny appearance.


I added a few tags I had in my stash which help set the tone of this album.
I then cut pages to fit the album and tied it all together with ribbon.


What will you add to this album?

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:   Ink, Embossing Powder, Tags