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Shabby Chic Keepsakes Box

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a shabby chic keepsakes box with you today! Oh.My.Gosh. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I used the Acrylic Keepsake Box along with a variety of texture papers and corrugated cardstock, dies and punches, paper flowers and pearls, and ribbon and twine! The sky is the limit with the fun you can have with these clear boxes!


For the shabby part of the design, I chose some really cool blue texture papers and cut them the size of each of the panels along with a piece of small channel corrugated cardstock for the top of the box. The texture looks like cement on some of the pieces and peeling cardboard on the others. :)


Lid: I removed the protective film and adhered the blue texture paper to the top side of the lid and then adhered the corrugated cardstock to that.
Bottom: I removed the protective film and adhered the blue texture paper to the top side of the bottom panel.
Sides: I adhered the blue texture paper to kraft cardstock for the four side panels, and after removing the protective film, glued them to the back side of the four panels so the texture paper can be seen through the acrylic. 


I removed the rest of the protective film and assembled the box, and here you can see the finished look of the inside.


I adhered vertical strips on the outside edges where the sides connect, and used a stitched border die on both sides of each strip for a little interest. Then I embellished each side with a horizontal strip of larger channel corrugated cardstock and then adhered die cut hearts embellished with punched gold foil circles. I tried to keep the sides fairly simple with emphasis on the shabby papers.

For the chic part of the design, I embellished the lid with punched gold foil circles, gold die cut flourishes, and large paper flowers. 


I didn't have the right color blue ribbon in my stash so I dyed some white seam binding with color wash. I added the ribbon bow along with a twine bow, some pearls, and the #keepsakes die cuts in the lower corner to finish the lid.

The last step was adhering a piece of kraft cardstock to the bottom.

Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Keepsake Box

Other products used:
Navy, kraft and gold foil cardstock, small and large channel corrugated cardstock, blue texture paper, color wash, dies and circle punch, paper trimmer, craft glue and Distress Collage Medium, die cutting machine, paper flowers, seam binding and jute cord, flat back pearls

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

Scrappy hugs,

Christmas Gnome

Hello Clear Scraps friends!

Maya is here on the blog today to share a Christmas gnome using the medium wood gnome that I promised last week in my previous project - Autumn Harvest Gnome. Let's check it out!


▼ The size of the medium wood gnome is 7.3" x 14.2". Comes with a gnome base, a hat shape, a beard shape, a nose shape, and hands. As I mentioned in my previous project, I decided to use the hat shape and the nose shape for one side and kept the beard shape and hands for this side with a Christmas theme.

▼ For this side of the gnome, I began by painting its hat and shoes with acrylic paint in black and red.


▼ I used the hat shape to trace on a patterned paper with snowflakes, cut it out with scissors, and glued the cut-out paper to the gnome base using Aleene's tacky glue. Same on the gnome's body as shown below.



▼ For the beard shape, I painted it with acrylic paint in white. Wait till the paint dried and glue it to the base with tacky glue.


▼ Move on to the nose and hands, I used the wood shapes to trace on paper and cut them out with small scissors.


▼ For extra touches, I used the snowflake and the bulb chipboard embellishment. Giving them a shinning look, I tapped them on a watermark stamp pad, sprinkled white embossing powder on the snowflake chipboard, and sprinkled peridot pearlustre embossing powder on the bulb chipboard. And heat them with a heat gun.



▼ Here is the finished look of the hat. I added a piece of ribbon, an embossed snowflake, and a "be MERRY" sticker for extra touches.


Thank you for stopping by! Hope you are inspired to create with wood shapes. If you would like to take a look at the other side, click HERE for the autumn harvest gnome and the tutorials. Have a blessed day!

Autumn Harvest Gnome

Additional Products Used:
- Papers, Sticker: Echo Park Paper
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Ink: VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (detailed white & peridot pearlustre)

Godparent Butterfly Scrapbook Layout

Hello dear friends,

I was so glad to get to choose a theme of honoring my Godparents this month.  It is with sadness that I share that my dear uncle, and Godfather, passed away recently.  I felt like this would be a great opportunity to capture a memory of him (and my aunt/Godmother) in this project page.  After all, that is what scrapbooking is for, right?  Preserving memories.


My uncle was a man of few words...but he LOVED the written word.  He was a newspaper editor, author and avid reader.  He was also a God-fearing man, with a respect for God's word and a person who I truly admired.  I think this page represents him very well.

To capture a somber theme, as well as to make the page a feel like it was out of a book, I chose a color scheme similar to a noir genre - which is using black, white and gray.  It's paying respect to the many crime novels he wrote in his lifetime.  I knew that starting with the Brick Masking Stencil would give the page some drama and masculinity.


I've used a medium gray 12" by 12" sheet of card stock, and with a chalk white ink, sponged bricks in the corners through the masking stencil.  This is one of my very favorite stencils - I use it for all sorts of projects!


I chose the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard elements to represent what he and I believe happens after death - that we are truly transformed when we go to heaven.  I've coated these pieces 3 times with a white acrylic paint, and then added gray pearls to the middles, and secured to the page.


The photo is backed with 2 sheets of paper - one is a black glitter, and the other is stamped with a background stamp to look like a page out of a book.  I've angled these behind the photo.


I found adorable butterfly stickers at the dollar store, and had to add them in.  They seemed so pretty next to the fancy butterfly, flying up off the page.


My final addition is to define what type of Godparent my uncle was and add a Bible verse at the bottom, because he truly was a "logophile" (aka - a word lover) and he was indeed someone who was instrumental in bringing me up "in the way I should go."  I will miss him, but I'm so glad to get to honor him in this way.

Thank you for listening, friends.  Isn't it lovely that we can honor those who have gone before us with a craft like scrapbooking? 

Until next time,



Once Upon A Time Slimline Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today sharing an album project I hope you like. If you believe in fairytales and finding true love, I have the perfect album for you! I'm using Clear Scraps Slimline Deco Chipboard album Click Here  and round circle shaker. You can see all the variety of shakers available Click Here 


First I took some Finnibair Sparks paint and a paint brush and applied the paint to the front and back Deco edges on my album. Let dry. 


The papers I chose are from Stamperia Sleeping Beauty collection. All base papers will measure 5x11 inches, the size of this album. I adhered all my papers to the front and back covers, and all inside pages with glue. I recommend using a strong glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Don't forget to mark and punch all your holes along the edge of your papers before gluing. Set your album aside for now.

Next remove your shaker pieces from the package. Take your bottom shaker piece and trace around the edge with a pencil onto your paper. I chose to use one of the round paper images in my paper pack. Cut out image and glue onto your bottom shaker piece. Trim or distress around edges till smooth. Now take your top shaker piece and apply some glitter, paint whatever you prefer. I used Glitteriffic gold glitter and applied around the edge using a paintbrush. I love how easy it is to add some sparkle to your shaker! Let dry.


Now we are ready to assemble our shaker. Glue your next 2 chipboard pieces onto your bottom shaker piece. Fill the middle of your shaker with sequins, glitter, confetti or whatever you prefer. Peel off the protective film off both sides of your acrylic shaker piece. Carefully glue on top of the previous layer. Glue the top shaker piece in place. Set aside to throughly dry before shaking! I know it's hard to resist shaking right away, but if you do your shaker filler will stick to the sides, and you definitely don't want that to happen.


Now we are ready to decorate the cover of our album! I glued my shaker piece in the center of the album. I took a sentiment from my chipboard pack, added foam dots to the back and adhered this above my shaker. I fussycut out the image if Sleeping beauty and the Prince, added some pop dots on the back, then adhered them towards the bottom. I took some rose diecuts and glued in scattered areas on my cover. To finish my cover, I added a few sequins.


For the first two inside pages, I added a Love sentiment diecut to the top of my left page. I fussy cut a cat image, inked edges and adhered to the bottom of my left page with foam dots. These papers were so pretty I didn't want to cover them up! 


For page 3, I added a clear diecut sentiment towards the bottom left page using foam dots. For page 4, I made a pocket measuring 5 x 41/2 inches, punched my bottom hole and glued onto the bottom of my page. I tucked in the Prince diecut doll and a clear diecut sentiment into my pocket. I adhered a few pink stars in the sky background on my pocket. Then added a window diecut piece at the top of my right page.


Page 5, I cut out one of the journaling cards and adhered to the center of my page and added a clear rose diecut to the top  of my card.  I glued another Make a Wish sentiment above my journaling card. Added a jewel from my stash to the top of my left page. For page 6, I cut a small flip page to measure 4 x 3 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right and adhered to the right side of my page. I fussy cut the spindle wheel and adhered with pop dots to the top of my flip page. Inside my flip page I took one of the leftover images of Sleeping beauty and glued it inside.


For the last two pages, I made another pocket page on the left. Added a diecut chipboard sticker on top of my pocket. Tucked in 3 tags from the card pack, added some light blue ribbon at the top if each tag. I glued a diecut sentiment at the top of my left page. Page 6, I made a flip page using one of the cards from the card pack. Cut it down to size, scored 1/2 inch on the left, punched my holes. Then adhered to my right page. I added another diecut sentiment to the top. This page would be great to add a wedding photo.


To finish your album, I took some pink velvet ribbon to tie all my pages together into a bow!


Here are a few closeups:





I hope I have inspired you today and you'll want to create your very own album for yourself or a special person in your life! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today. Don't forget to check out all the new Slimline albums available from Clear Scraps on their website Click Here

Until we meet again, stay safe and Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Finnibair Sparks paint- Dragon's Eye, Stamperia Sleeping Beauty collection, foam dots, Glitteriffic Gold glitter, paintbrush, scoring board, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, crystal gem, confetti in clear and gold, sequins.

Clear Scraps 3D Frameables--Spooky Lil' Monsters

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today to get you into the Halloween spirit!

Do you have a cute Halloween picture you'd like to frame and use as part of your spooky

Halloween decor?  The Clear Scraps changeable frames have you covered and I've got a

cute project to share to give you a jump start on your own spooktacular project!

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Oh do I LOVE these frames!  This project started with the Base with Deco Frame.

Love that you can choose a base and then build your own creation around it!  I used paint

in orange and black to paint the frame and the bottom of the base.  I dabbed the black on

the edges to give it a spooky look.  Want to see the other frame options?  Find them HERE.

I traced the top part of the base and the back of the frame onto the bat patterned paper,

cut them out and glued on.  You can use a file or sandpaper to tidy up the edges and also

to create the slots in the base that the frame and spooky and bat will fit into.

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The customization available with the frames is so cool!  You can pick your word and

shape!  I chose the Spooky-Bat Word and Shape.  They are painted with black and green

acrylic paint.  I used a sponge to get that mottled look and brushed the edges of the bat

with green to make it show up a little better and frame it a bit.  I added a couple of cute

little monsters and a little sentiment and epoxy stars on the bat as well.

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A few stickers and a little title on the top of the frame, is a fun touch to add color and interest

to your project.  You can also see the sponging on the edges of the frame in this close up.


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  3D Changeables Base with Deco Frame, Spooky-Bat Word and Shape

Other:  Orange, Black and Green acrylic paint, Black Soot Distress Ink, Bella Blvd.

Monsters & Friends--paper, embellishments, epoxy stars, glue, foam tape.

Autumn Harvest Gnome

Hello, Clear Scraps friends, and happy fall!

It's Maya here on the blog today to share a DIY fall decoration featuring the medium wood gnome and the pumpkin chipboard embellishment. Clear Scraps has two sizes and three styles for the wood gnomes and they are just so perfect for any theme or holiday decoration!


▼ The size of the medium wood gnome is 7.3" x 14.2". Comes with a gnome base, a hat shape, a beard shape, a nose shape, and hands. 


▼ Before I started this project, I thought it would be great if I can decorate both sides, one side for fall and the other side for winter/Christmas. So after the fall season, I can just flip it to the other side for the winter season. As you can see here, I decided to use the hat shape and the nose shape for this side and kept the beard shape and hands for the other side.

▼ I began by painting the hat shape with acrylic paint in red.


▼ Next, I laid the hat on a patterned paper I chose for the hat, traced it with a pencil, and cut it out with scissors.


▼ Then, I glued the cut-out paper to the wood shape with Aleene's tacky glue. I also added some twine, a paper sunflower, and a "thankful" sticker to the hat for extra touches. Here is the finished look of the hat.


▼ For the gnome's body, again I laid the base on a patterned paper, traced the body part with a pencil, and cut it out. Before I glued the cut-out paper to the base, I painted its shoes with acrylic paint in black. 


▼ Even though I was not using the beard and hands wood shape on this side, I used the shapes to trace the beard and hands out for adhering to the base later on.



▼ It's time to assemble all the pieces to the gnome base! For the pumpkin chipboard embellishment, here I painted two pumpkin pieces with acrylic paint in orange. After the paint dried, I glued two pieces together which gives it a three-dimensional look.


Thank you for stopping by today! And I will share the other side of decoration for Christmas next week, stay tuned and have a blessed weekend!

Additional Products Used:
- Papers, Sticker: Echo Park Paper
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Aleene's
- Paper Flower, Twine String: Hobby Lobby

Pumpkin Shaker Pallet

Hello! Its Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fall themed home decor project I created using some awesome Clear Scraps products!  If you love to  make your own DIY fall projects then Clear Scraps is your one stop shop!  


I started with the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base and painted the top and bottom slats with brown acrylic paint.  I only applied a light coat to ensure the wood grain to show through. 


Once my paint was dry, I  adhered a strip of patterned paper to the center slat using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I cut the excess off with scissors followed by using my sanding tool to smooth any rough edges. 


I  set aside my pallet to work on assembling the Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker Shape. First, I painted the top chipboard frame with orange chalk paint. I also painted the edges of the two middle frames.  


I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base then adhered my middle chipboard frames as shown.  You can add any filler you wish; here I used chunky copper glitter as well as small white beads.  


I affixed the acrylic piece as well as the top chipboard frame with my Beacon Adhesive.  It is helpful to use clips to hold your pieces in place as it dries.  I  did add a coat of orange chalk paint around the edge of the shaker as well. 


I affixed my shaker to the pallet using the Beacon Adhesive as well as added a small sticker and paper flowers. 


Here, I layered two 3x4 cards together adorned with a metal clip.  The entire piece is popped up using foam tape.  Lastly, I added fall colored ribbon at the top of my pallet and affixed with a hot glue gun. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Visit the shop to see all of the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; sequins: Recollections; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabi, Recollections; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; metal clip: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; misc: twine, ribbon, thread, hot glue gun. 

Birthday Card With Removable Dragonfly Magnets

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty birthday card with two removable dragonfly magnets! The magnets were created with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments and painted with metal gloss paint in several different colors. So between the dragonflies and the foiled and glitter cardstock, there's a whole lot of shine going on! What a fun way to give a card and gift in one! Magnets are always a big hit, and no matter where they are placed, they are a constant reminder of who gifted them! 


I started with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments, and painted the dragonfly bodies with brown chalk paint. 


I then moved on to the dragonfly wings, and painted one set with turquoise and steel blue metal gloss paint, and the other set with magenta and violet metal gloss paint. 

And added some iridescent gemstones to the bodies.


Then I adhered two tiny disc magnets on the back of each dragonfly with distress collage medium, and set them aside. 


For the card front, I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base, a layering panel and two stitched scallop edges from white cardstock. I rounded the bottom right corner of the card base and layering panel. I then cut strips in varying widths from purple and pink glitter cardstock as well as silver and teal foiled cardstock, and adhered the scalloped edges and strips to the layering panel in a diagonal fashion. 


I adhered the front panel to the card base and stamped the sentiment in brown ink. I cut an inside layering panel from white cardstock, rounded the bottom right corner, and embellished it with strips of glitter and brown cardstock used on the front. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink as well, and layered the panel on brown cardstock to tie in the color of the dragonfly bodies.

I placed the dragonflies on the front of the card with washi tape, flipped the card base over and let the magnet backs 'find' the front magnets. These little magnets are pretty strong and so it was effortless even through the cardstock. I punched four 1/2" circles, pressed them into a foam mat to form cups, and then adhered them over top of the magnets on the inside of the card base with distress collage medium for a more finished look. 

I removed the washi tape from the front and the dragonflies held strong on the magnets. I finished the front with several blue gemstones in the upper left corner. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
White, brown, teal and silver foiled, and pink and purple glitter cardstock; rubber stamps, brown ink; turquoise, steel blue, magenta and violet metal gloss paint; stitched scallop edge die, corner rounder, circle punch, craft glue, distress collage medium, iridescent gemstones, small disc magnets, blue gemstones

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

Scrappy hugs,

Motivations Slimline Acrylic Mini Album


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

I have been trying to make some healthy changes to my lifestyle, and it hasn't been easy, but it is getting easier!

I have found that silly little sayings and quotes stick in my head and really do come in handy when I am in need of some motivation.

I thought I'd make myself a mini album to put some of my favorite quotes in. I wanted it to be bright, fun and colorful to keep me inspired to look through it daily.

Clear Scrap's new Slimline Mini Albums come in a variety of styles and types. Since I wanted something colorful, I decided to use alcohol inks on acrylic. And because I wanted to use the album horizontally, I opted for the Regular Acrylic Slimline Album...

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All of Clear Scraps Acrylic products come with a protective film on both sides. For this project, I wanted to leave the film on one side while I worked on the other. This way, the backsides of the pieces would all stay clean...

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Acrylic albums require a little more thought and planning than other types of mini albums since what you do on one side will be visible on the other. So it's important to keep that in mind while you are working on your acrylic album. 

I wanted the colors on each page to layer with colors on the other pages to create new colors when the pages were stacked. With that in mind, I selected primary colors and kept one color family per page.

I started with pinks and reds on the top page. I added drops of alcohol ink and then tilted and blew the colors to get them to run into each other...

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I wanted a little more blending and runs, so I added drops of alcohol and again tilted and blew on the inks...

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I did the next page with shades of yellow and the third page with blues. The first picture shows the red page layered on top of the yellow page, then the red and yellow layered over the blue in the second pic. You can see how lots of other colors are created by layering the pages...

My plan was to use the 3 primary colors, then use a pearl on the last page. BUT... I realized there were FIVE pages, and my color plan accounted for four. I noticed that I didn't get many purple shades, so I decided to make the fourth page shades of a pinky-purple. I also checked placement and inked around areas that didn't have much color already when the album was stacked. Here's a look at the pages all stacked up...

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I set the pages aside to dry completely, then I pulled the protective film off the backs of all the pages...

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Next I started planning out my quotes and writing them on white cardstock. I adhered the pieces back to back on opposite sides of the pages. I only placed glue at the centers. I also inked the backside of the papers so that if any portion showed from the other side it looked like a mat...

Once all the pages were finished, I stacked them in order and attached rings in the holes. Multi colored ribbons tied to the rings finished it off...

This project was fun but MESSY! As my desk (not to mention my hands) can attest to...

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Clear Scraps: Regular Acrylic Slimline Album and Book Rings

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Alcohol Inks & Tools, ClearSnap: ColorBox Pigment Inks, Fine Tipped Black Pen and Ribbon

Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using some fun, fall Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year to scrapbook as I love the colors!  I'm also going to show  you how I assembled my page so maybe you will be inspired to create your own autumn themed project!  


For my focal point on my page, I  used the Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Shape!  I began by using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the front followed by  cutting away any excess with scissors and an x-acto knife.  I then used my sanding stick to create smooth edges between the paper and chipboard base. 


I set that aside to paint the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames with chalk paint in orange.  I then used my Beacon to glue the two inside frames together. 


I affixed the two frames to the chipboard base followed by adding gold and rust color chunky glitter.  I then added my Beacon to the outside edges of the chipboard before affixing the acrylic overlay. Finally, I glued on the top chipboard frame.  I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a tight seal. 


While my shaker was drying, I went to work on the background for my page.  Using the 12 Inch Twig Leaves Mascil and Distress Oxides, I blended in colors on the bottom half of my white cardstock. 


Here is a close up of the end result. I did use my Mini Mister to spritz a small amount of water to the surface to lift some of the color. 


I allowed my cardstock to dry and added die cuts and stickers to the front of my shaker.  I also wrapped orange/white bakers twine around the bottom edge for accent.  To adhere to my page, I again used the Beacon Adhesive (any solvent based adhesive is recommended). 


I added smaller sticker and die cut elements around my photo to accent. I didn't want to over power my page as I wanted the shaker and Mascil/ink to be the stars! 




Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  And see what is new with Clear Scraps by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; inks: Ranger; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread

Welcome Pumpkin Wood Pallet

Hello Clear Scraps friends! 

It's Maya here on the blog today. Since fall is just around the corner, I would like to share a fall home decor piece featuring the pumpkin medium DIY pallet shape and 6" fall leaves stencil.


▼ I started by using a sanding stick to polish and smooth the wood surface.


▼ Next, I decided to paint the pumpkin pallet with acrylic paint in cream yellow.


▼ After the paint dried, I punched holes on the edge of the pumpkin pallet using Crop-A-Dile punch tool from We R Memory Keepers.


▼ Then, I bought out my Distress Ink and a blending tool to add brown color to the edge.


▼ I cut a long piece of twine and tied a knot on one end. Starting from the left bottom hole (or start from any of the bottom holes),  I threaded the twine following clockwise and tied another knot at the last hole. Below are the finished looks of both front and back sides.


▼ Using Distress Ink and the blending tool along with a 6" fall leaves stencil, I blended brown ink on the stencil to add some patterns to the background. After the brown ink dried, I added another coat of orange ink to give the patterns a two-toned effect. I also added a little orange ink for the outer edge of the pumpkin pallet. Last, I wrote "WELCOME" on the center of the pallet by using brown acrylic paint and a paintbrush.


Close Ups

Thank you for stopping by today! You can see all of the wood pallet shapes by clicking HERE. Have a blessed day!

Additional products used:
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (walnut stain); Ranger Distress Oxide (ripe persimmon)
- Ink Blending Tool:
- Adhesive: Aleene's
- Punch Tool: We R Memory Keepers
- Paper Flower: Hobby Lobby

Football Helmet Shaker Card

Hi!  Maureen here, getting ready to cheer on my alma mater this Fall in some football!  There is a special guy in our family who has a birthday this month, and he L-O-V-E-S his football.  I thought it would be nice to make him an interactive card to celebrate the start of the season AND his birthday!


This project requires very few supplies and comes together quite easily!  Perfect for those last minute events, right?  I'm starting with a white card stock sheet, cut at 4.25" by 5.5" and folded at the top.  Next, I've cut strips of green card stock at 4" in length by .75" wide.  These strips get placed evenly down the card base, starting from the top, leaving a little white in between.  Those become the yard lines!  Make sure to start at the top so if you are off on your spacing you can trim your card down later.


My next step is to use the Mini Helmet Shaker as a focal point.  The possibilities are endless for colors with this shaker!  I happen to know that his favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles, so I've done the colors in green, black and white.  I found a metallic green paper as a background which looks just like a helmet!


Now, to assemble the shaker I've traced my metallic paper with the bottom chipboard piece (this is the back side of the paper), then cut it out.  This I glued to the bottom piece.  Next, I layered the chipboard layers on, then sprinkled in some Wedding Sequins.  I applied the acrylic piece next, making sure to remove the protective film.  And my final piece is the top helmet layer, painted in black acrylic paint.  All pieces are glued with a clear tacky glue to eliminate smudges.


Across the helmet, I've used a clear tacky glue to apply a die cut message to the helmet.  I've also die cut numbers in a white card stock to apply to the bottom edges of my yard lines.  These numbers happen to be the age of the 'birthday boy' and I think all sorts of milestone ages would be great for this card.  I decided to add a stamped football at the bottom too, with an old stamp I had around.


What other ideas would you do with this fun Helmet Shaker?  I hope you had fun with this card project like I did!  Go team (until next time)!


Additional supplies:  black paint, green card stock, metallic green card stock, happy birthday die cut, number dies, black and white card stock, football stamp.

Give Thanks Autumn Home Decor

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Dana and I'm here to share an Autumn Home Decor project with you. I love the fall season and all colorful changing of the leaves. I'm using Clear Scraps Wood Rectangle shape Click Here for my base.


These wood pieces come in a 3 pack and in a variety of different shapes to choose from. You can add paint, pastes, inks and sprays to create the look you want. 

For my project today, I chose to cover my wood rectangle with a vellum sheet with foil accents.  The collection I'm using today is Prima's new Pink Autumn collection. I cut my vellum sheet to measure 10 x7 7/8 inches. I used a Clear vellum adhesive or any clear glue you prefer. 


Next I took some metallic copper cording and adhered all around the edges of my wood base. I like using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. 


From my stash, I took one of the Clear Scraps  chipboard frames that was leftover from my chipboard pieces. I rubbed some metallic wax with my finger, over the top of my chipboard frame piece. This gives it a nice metallic shine. Then I took one of the journaling cards from the collection, and glued it to the back of my chipboard frame. 


Now add some foam tape to the back of your frame and adhere it in the center of your wood piece. This will be my main focal point of my design.

Next I choose some embellishments, like chipboard stickers, ephermera, leaves and foliage and arranged where I wanted. Did some fussy cutting and inked the edges of my pieces. I chose a sentiment from one of the papers and added some foam dots to the back. I adhered the sentiment at the top of my frame. I tucked some leaves on each side of my sentiment piece. I added pop dots to the back of my fussy cut flower and adhered it onto my sentiment card. I took a chipboard blessings sentiment and glued this at the bottom of my frame. I glued my matching butterflies onto the inside of my frame. I like to add some glitter to my butterfly wings and centers of my fussy cut flowers.  

Here's some closeups:



To finish off my project, I took a piece of gold tulle tied knots on both ends and adhered to the back of my wood piece using hot glue. Now it's ready to hang!


I hope I have inspired you today and you'll want to start creating your own home decor project for the fall season! Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafty supplies and see what's new! Until next time, Happy Crafting and have a great week!

Other Supplies used: Prima Pink Autumn collection, Prima metallic wax- Aged Brass, copper cord or twine, Gold Tulle, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, foam tape, pop dots, Tim Holtz Distress ink-Rusty Hinge, Stickles glitter-Diamond 

Dallas Cowboys Circle Pallet


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

The football season has officially kicked off as the season opener was last night - Cowboys V defending Super Bowl Champs Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

I have found in the past few years that I REALLY like football! Who knew! LOL! So when my hubbie asked what I wanted to do for my birthday, I asked to go to Frisco for the Cowboys Training Camp. 

I wanted to make something as a reminder of the trip and that would feature a photo of my hubbie and I on the trip.

I thought the Medium Circle Pallet would make a good base and the size was just right to sit on the shelf in our game room...

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I started by tracing the circle on the back of a Cowboys printed paper. I cut it out slightly outside the outline. 

I measured the width of the top pallet piece at it's widest and cut that much off the top of the circle. I repeated those steps with the middle and bottom pallet pieces. Then I glued all the strips on and used the Large Sanding Stick to remove the excess paper from the edges...

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I painted the Enjoy the Journey XL Wood Quote with white paint. When the quote dried, I adhered sticker footballs over the "o's"...

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I painted the Small Deco Frame with silver paint and embellished with cowboys stickers...

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Then I just had to add the photo and glue it all together.

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog, please come back soon to see what wonderful projects the other designers have for you!


Clear Scraps: 

Medium Circle Pallet

Large Sanding Stick

Small Deco Frame

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Silver and White Paint, Cowboys Printed Paper and Stickers

Good Morning Pumpkin Wood Pallet

Hello Clear Scraps friends!  Is your social media feed full of pumpkin spiced coffee advertisements yet?  There are lots of coffee places advertising the tastes of Fall right now!  Since it is the season for PSLs...I thought I'd join in on the fun by making a sign that you can display at home, nearby your home beverage area.  Perhaps it will inspire you to set up your very own Fall coffee bar!


I've started with the Pumpkin Wood Pallet shape and painted a base coat in a cream colored acrylic paint.  I actually applied 2 coats here - one as a base, then I sanded the pallet nice and smooth, and then another coat.  I find that sanding after a first coat helps to give it a more even texture faster.

Next, I've taken the 6" Houndstooth Masking Stencil and sponged an even pattern of a sage colored stamping ink across the surface.  I was sure to line up the pattern both vertically and horizontally so it was nice and straight.  Let this ink dry thoroughly.


With a forest green and pumpkin colored paint, I chose a few of the houndstooth patterns to hand-paint over.  In retrospect, I would have invested in some stamping inks to do this instead, because painting over these required a steady hand.  These required a couple coats.  If you mess up, don't worry!  You can always go back over the lines with the cream background color again!


To paint the stem and give it some dimension, I started with the forest green as a base.  I then dipped a small brush into the cream color paint and brushed most of the excess paint off.  Choose a couple spots to dry-brush this on as dimensional lines, then let dry.


While this part of the project dried, I prepared my Mini Shaker Coffee Cup by separating the pieces and painting the top chipboard piece the same forest green.  Next, I traced the cup onto a Fall plaid paper, and cut out the shape.  This becomes the background of the shaker, and I glued this to the bottom chipboard piece.

To assemble the shaker, I layered a chipboard piece over the bottom, then sprinkled in some Fall Sequins inside.  Next came the acrylic clear shape (make sure to remove the film!), and then the green top piece.  Finally, I traced the shape of a matching houndstooth card stock that was the inspiration for my color scheme, and glued it to the middle.  I left out one of the supplied chipboard pieces intentionally because...well, you never know when you might want another coffee-themed project! Glue all these layers together - I use a general clear tacky glue from my local craft store.


The lid is another piece of card stock, in black.  I took a toothbrush and a fine mist of white acrylic paint to it to give it a speckled appearance.  Glue this to the top.


Now I was ready for the vinyl message.  I chose 2 different fonts on my electronic cutting machine, and applied them to the pallet.  If you've not done this before, the steps are quite easy.  After you print, pull the excess vinyl off your cut.  Then weed out any small pieces with a weeding tool.


Next, rub some transfer paper over the top.  This ensures your message will stay straight when you apply it.  Pull the backing off the message and be careful to go slowly.  If it doesn't stay, rub it down again or use your weeding tool to loosen it.


Finally, rub the message on to your Pumpkin Pallet and gently pull off the transfer paper.


My final touches are to glue the shaker on to the side of the pallet and set it up in an easel.  It is so cute next to my collection of coffee mugs! 


My additional products are below...I hope this project will give you the 'morning motivation' you need this Fall.  See you next time!


Additional supplies:

Acrylic paint:  pumpkin, forest green, cream; Distress Oxide in Sage Green; Recollections Harvest Paper in Plaid; black card stock; burlap ribbon; black vinyl and electronic cutting machine (Cricut Joy)