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Boo & Ghost Halloween 3D Frameable

Hi Ya'll,

When you get all those cute photos of your kids (or pets) all decked out in their Halloween costumes printed...

Think about choosing a special one to show off in one of Clear Scraps' new 3D Frameables...


Clear Scraps' recently added some new designs to the 3D Frameable line including several for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This project uses one of the new designs - Boo & Ghost Word Shape paired with the Square Frame and Base

Let me show you how I made it...

I started by using orange and black spray inks on the base pieces. The bases were set aside to dry while I worked on the other parts of the project...

For the Boo word shape, I taped off the top half and sprayed the bottom with lime green. The tape was then repositioned over the green and the top sprayed using purple ink. I took the tape off and allowed the purple to drip down into the green. While the purple ink was still wet, I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat set it...

I wanted a bit more lime at the top of the letters, so I used paint to add some. The paint was also embossed with clear embossing powder while it was still wet. A white gel pen was used to loosely outline the letters to add some definition...

I used 2 different patterns of printed paper to cover the frame. I applied the glue to the portion of the frame I wanted covered with the first paper, then did the same with the second. Rubbing over  both to be sure they were securely adhered...

The excess paper was trimmed from around the edges. The paper from the center of the frame was also cut out. Diagonal cuts made into the corners to help make removing the excess paper with the Sanding Stick easier...

The ghost was also covered with paper. The eyes were backed by a contrasting paper...

I use 3D Squares around the sides and bottom to attach the frame to the backing so that I can slide a photo in or out...

For the tree, I backed some printed paper with chipboard, then cut out the tree. The piece was adhered to the back of the frame...

A few chipboard embellishments were added to finish up the project.

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog; have a safe and Happy Halloween tomorrow!


Clear Scraps: 3D Frameable: Square Frame and Base and Boo & Ghost Word Shape and Sanding Stick

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers, Chipboard Embellishments, Orange, Purple, Lime Green and Black Spray inks, White Gel Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Lime Green Paint, Painters or Masking Tape and 3D Foam Squares

Maple Leaf Shaker Card

Hello hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a fall greeting card featuring the Mini Shaker Maple Leaf and 6" Fall Leaves Stencil. It's just so beautiful to see the leaves changing colors in the autumn season!


▼ I chose the cardstock with size 5" x 6.5". I started by adding the 6" Leaves stencil on top of the card, securing it with low-tack tape, and then adding the Oxide Distress inks (scattered straw & ripe persimmon) on the card with the round blending tool.


▼ Here is the finished look after adding the inks to the background.


▼ Next, I added a piece of orange patterned paper and a piece of red lace ribbon to enrich the background.


▼ For the maple leaf shaker, I started by tracing the shape on patterned paper, cutting it out, and adhering the cut-out piece on the chipboard back as the background. Next, I adhered two layers of chipboard forms to the back, placed the confetti, and glued the layer of the acrylic divider. Using the watermark ink, embossing powder, and heat gun, I gave the top chipboard form a coat of red embossing powder.


▼ Here is the finished look of the shaker. Absolutely love the shiny look and the maple red from the embossing powder!


▼ I also fussy cut out some elements from the autumn collection of P13 Paper Products to decorate around the card.


Last, I would like to share another card I created using the 6" Fall Leaves Stencil for the background.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Hope you enjoy the shaker card shared today. You may check HERE for all the shakers from Clear Scraps. Until next time... stay crafty!

Additional Products Used:
- Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (scattered straw, ripe persimmon); VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (red dragon)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue; Double Sided Adhesive
- Tool: Blending Tool

Meow-Cat 3-D Frameable

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a 3-D Frameables project! Yep, I've jumped on the 3-D Frameables wagon... they are SO much fun, and the sky is the limit with regard to interchangeable frames, shapes and words! I used the Deco Frame and Meow-Cat Word n Shape and created this project in a B&W + Red color combo which is one of my favorites! I have to tell you that this project is really close to my heart because my husband and I are 'crazy cat people' and we rescue. We have ten indoor fur babies with a catio and nine more outside (feral and semi-feral) with another catio in a fenced back yard! Okay, on to my project...


I started by painting the smaller oval base, cat and frame with black chalk paint; the larger oval base with white chalk paint; and the Meow word with red chalk paint. I used four coordinating black and white patterned papers to cover the two oval bases, the cat and the front of the frame, and inked the edges of all the pieces with black soot distress ink.


I added small black enamel dots to the cat for her eyes and tied a red and white gingham ribbon around her neck with a tiny red bell. 


I designed the sentiment on my laptop and printed it on red wood-look patterned paper, trimmed it, and sandwiched it between the frame pieces. Finally, I added glitter enamel dots to the corners of the frame to complete the project.


Clear Scraps products used:
Deco Frame
Meow-Cat Word n Shape

Other products used:
Patterned paper, black distress ink; black, white and red chalk paint; glue, brayer, enamel dots, ribbon, mini jingle bell

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

Scrappy hugs,

Home Sweet Home Slimline Album

Hi Crafty Friends!

My name is Dana and I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today to share another project. Have you seen all the new Slimline albums from Clear Scraps? I love creating albums for myself and give as gifts to my special friend's and family. 

Today for this project we'll be using Clear Scraps Slimline Chipboard tab album Click Here and as a fun embellishment, I'm using Clear Scraps House shaker Click Here 


Start by removing your house shaker pieces from your package. Paint the top shaker piece with any acrylic paint you prefer. I'm using a copper color paint. Set aside to dry. While that dries, choose a patterned paper or journaling card to decorate the back shaker piece. Trace around your piece using a pencil. Adhere with glue to the shaker base. I prefer using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It's strong and work well with chipboard. Trim with x-acto knife around the edge. Smooth around all edges with distress or sanding tool. 


Now glue your next two chipboard shaker pieces onto your bottom base. Fill your shaker with sequins, beads or glitter. For my project I chose Clear Scraps fall sequins. The colors are so pretty! Next peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic shaker piece, and glue on top of your previous layer. Then adhere the top painted piece. Set aside to throughly dry before shaking! 


Now we can start covering our album with patterned papers.  I'm using Paige Evans "Bunkalow Lane" collection to decorate this album. All base papers will measure 5x11 inches, the size of this album. Make sure to mark and punch all holes along the side of your album, before adhering them with glue. The tab areas I left bare for now. We can decorate those with other sentiment phases as we go along. 


To decorate the front cover, I adhered my shaker house towards the bottom of my album with Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I took some "Welcome" sentiment stickers and adhered diagonally across my album cover. Added a few epoxy sticker leaves and chipboard heart XO sticker on my chimney of my shaker house. I cut some hearts from a border piece and glued to the tab front.


Page 1: Created a pocket measuring 5x4 &1/2 inches, punched my hole and adhered to my page. I added some rick rack trim to the top of my pocket and a few puffy sticker buttons. Tucked a journaling card inside my pocket and a sentiment phase on the tab area.

Page 2: Adhered some chipboard flag stickers along the top, added a photo mat, using leftover paper, measuring 4x6 inches and a white mat measuring 3 & 1/4 x 5 &1/2 inches. Added a sentiment on the bottom of my photo mat, some more chipboard stickers and border to the tabbed area.


Page 3: I created a flip up piece using one of the journaling cards, 4x6, perfect for adding a photo. Then scored 1/2 inch at the top before adhering to  my page. Added a epoxy sticker heart on top. Took the cute camera ephermera piece, added foam dots to the back and adhered at the bottom of my album page.

Page 4: 4x6 patterned paper photo mat, white mat measures 3 1/4 x 5 inches. I added a chipboard leaf sticker at the top. Fussy cut a "falling in love" leaf sentiment. Adhered with foam dots at the bottom of the page.


Page 5: Photo mat 4 x 4 &1/2 patterned paper, white mat measures 3 x 3 & 1/4 inches. Adhered a few puffy sticker hearts and star in upper right corner. Adhered a heart border at the bottom of my page. Took a ephermera card and adhered at the top with foam dots. Added a cute little bird paper clip on my journaling card. 

Page 6: Created another pocket 5x 4 1/2 inches. Punched my bottom hole and adhered to the page. Tucked a few ephemera cards inside my pocket. Added a sentiment from my ephermera pack to my pocket with foam dots. Took a Thankful ephermera tag and adhered at the top with a puffy sticker button!


For my last two pages I added a chipboard house sticker in the middle of the page, added a ephermera chair with foam dots on the left. Glued the cat on top of the chair. Plant epoxy sticker on the side. Took the "Comforts of  Home" sentiment from the  ephermera pack, and adhered at the top using foam dots!

Final page: photo mat 4x 6 inches, white photo mat 3 & 1/4 x 5 inches on top. Chipboard sticker sentiments at the top and along the bottom right below my photo mat. Add a epoxy sticker coffee cup to finish my page.


To finish my album, I threaded some gold ribbon through the holes of the album and tied them into a bow!


Here are acouple closeups:



I hope you enjoyed this project today and I have inspired you to make an album for yourself. Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here and see all the Slimline albums and shakers available to purchase. Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: Finnibair Metallic Copper paint, Paige Evans "Bunkalow Lane" 12x12 paper pad, chipboard stickers, ephermera pack and puffy stickers, paper punch, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, scoring board, trimmer,  gold ribbon, Foam dots, sequins.

Boo Ghost 3D Frameable

Hello friends! Halloween is almost here and today I'm sharing one of the new 3D Frameables that were released this year! If you haven't had a chance to create with these fun home decor pieces you must try them!  There are many different combinations of frames + Words N Shapes  you can pair together!   For today's project I used the Boo-Ghost Word N Shape along with the Scallop Frame with Base.  


I began by covering my Scallop Frame and the smaller oval of the base with patterned paper.  I adhered my paper using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive then trimmed excess away with an x-acto knife and a sanding tool. 


I painted the base of the frame and the larger bottom base oval in orange chalk paint and set them aside to dry. 


Using the Boo-Ghost Word N Shape, I painted each with white and orange acrylic paint as shown.  


While both were drying, I used my Beacon Adhesive to adhere my two base pieces together.  Ensure your slots line up prior to applying your adhesive. 


I trimmed a photo to fit my frame and adhered the Scallop to the base as shown.  It helps to use clips to hold the pieces together as they dry. 


I wanted to give my ghost some sparkle so I added embossing ink followed by sparkle embossing powder. I then set with a heat tool. 


For my Boo Word, I used orange embossing powder on the bottom third.


Here is a close up of the end result. I added a small tie of Halloween colored bakers twine to the end for accent. 


It was difficult to capture the sparkle on the ghost but the embossing powder did give it some texture! 


I  added die cuts from the collection I used to the edges of the frame to accent. I didn't want to overwhelm the piece since I used a busy print. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Crate Paper; paint: DecoArt, Craft Smart, FolkArt; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger, Recollections; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, heat tool

Happy Boo Day Card

Hello everyone!  October is well underway and I'm sure you're celebrating lots of Fall activities.  What sorts of celebrations do you have for birthdays that come around Halloween?  I know I have a couple friends who have birthdays right around, or on, Halloween.  They love celebrating both with parties each year - and this card is a great idea for them! 


I chose the Birthday Cake Chipboard Embellishment - the frosting looked like a spooky slime dripping to me, so I decided it would be a perfect option.  I started by painting the cake in black and green.  I tipped the candles with orange, and let the chipboard piece dry.  Once set, I chose a black polka dot paper and glued the cake to it, trimming the edges off.


My next step was to take a piece of white card stock and create a spooky backdrop.  I love working with the Clear Stamps stencils - they are great with the alcohol inks and wipe right off when you're done.  For this project, I decided to play with the 6" Calendar Masking Stencil.  I didn't need the lettering, but just laid the squares over my paper.  These stencils work really well with the liquid created from the sprays. 


First, I laid the stencil over my paper and then started spraying on a first color. I took an embossing tool and dried that layer, then turned the stencil diagonally and sprayed the paper with a second color.  After drying, I lightly sprayed my 3rd color over the entire page and let dry.  One tip - make sure you have a piece of plastic or protective covering underneath when you use these sprays, so you don't accidentally paint your craft area!


Now, my card choice is a green polka dot card stock with a black backdrop.  I've also cut out a black spider web in card stock also.  Glue these pieces together, then trim down the stenciled paper to fit in the middle.  I chose to adhere the cake to the corner and then found a clever stamped saying to glue on top.  The word "boo" is done in a green distress ink to look like the slime on the cake.


Finally, I've added a cute but spooky Frankenstein image to the lower corner, colored in with some markers.  I also added bling always need bling!  This is a bit of Stickles glue on the candles and highlights on the stamp.


Your Halloween birthday lovers will enjoy this unique card because it's made just for them.  Who wouldn't love getting this colorful project in the mail?


I hope you have some fun with this project - I know I did.  Give the chipboard embellishments and stencils a peek on the Clear Scraps site - they add so much fun to your paper projects.  Thanks for stopping by!


Additional supplies:  cardstock, Distress Oxide inks and stamp pads, markers, web die cut, stamps in various sayings, Halloween image stamp, Stickles glitter glue.



Clear Scraps Stencils--Cutest Lil' Monster LO

Hi all!  Laura here with you today, sharing a way to use some of the fun

Clear Scraps stencils to create a spooktacular Halloween LO!

Clear Scraps Stencils Cutest Lil' Monster LO(1)

I love using stencils to take a plain sheet of paper and create an entirely new look with

just a little ink, pen or paint!  On the left side of the page, I used the Clear Scraps

6" bulb stencil.  This stencil is easy to use to create an entire border by layering it.

Clear Scraps Stencils Cutest Lil' Monster close up 1(1)

I used black distress ink to stencil it directly to the paper, and just continued to line

it up to do the next section and filled the entire 12" paper.  Super simple!  After that,

I took another Clear Scraps stencil, the 4x6" Oct 31st stencil.  I started by stenciling

the "31" in the corner first.  That made it easier to line everything up to get the look I was

going for.  Then I stenciled in the "Oct" and the bats after. 

Clear Scraps Stencils Cutest Lil' Monster close up 2(1)

I did also go back and use the stencil to trace around the "Oct" and the "31" with

a black ink pen to make that part of the stenciled images "pop" a little more.

It's so fun to create your own backgrounds using the Clear Scraps stencils!

If you haven't had a chance to peruse all of the options, make sure you take

a trip over to the Clear Scraps store and take a look!  There are stencils for all

different seasons, occasions, and honestly my favorite are the background stencils!

The 6" bulb stencil is in that category in the store.   You can find all of the stencils

HERE.  Looking specifically for background stencils?  You'll find those HERE

They are such a fun way to create your own backgrounds and themed papers and

best yet, you can arrange it to fit your pictures when you create it yourself!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  6" bulb stencil, 4x6 Oct 31st stencil

Other: Bella Blvd Monsters & Friends collection paper, stickers,

ephemera and enamel stars, Black Soot Distress Ink.

Bat Halloween Card

Hello Clear Scraps friends!

Maya here with you on the blog to share a fun Halloween card. I love the combo colors of Halloween with orange and purple! What is your favorite Halloween color?


▼ So on today's card I'm featuring the bats chipboard embellishment and the 6" widow web that I used. I chose the cardstock with size 5" x 6.5" and covered it with a 4.75" x 6.25" black paper. 


▼ Next, I trimmed a 4.5" x 6" white paper and started working with embossing and inking techniques. Adding embossed web to the background, I first pressed the watermark ink pad through the web stencil, removed the stencil, sprinkled clear embossing powder, and heated it with a heat gun.


▼ Time to add my favorite Halloween colors! As you can see here, I used three colors of distress oxide inks along with blending tools to blend orange, purple, and blue to the background.


▼ After the background is finished, I moved on to give the bats chipboard a coat of black embossing powder. Starting by tapping the bats chipboard to VersaMark ink pad, here shows what it looks like after sprinkling the black embossing powder. And again, the last step was to heat with a heat gun. 


▼ After embossing the bats, I adhered them to the card using tacky glue. I also added extra touches by drawing bow ties and writing down BOO using Pops of Color gloss white from Exclusives.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by! I had a great time creating this fun card. See you next time!

Additional Products Used:
- Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (ripe persimmon, wilted violet, blueprint sketch); VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Embossing Powder: Stampendous (clear & black)
- Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue; Double Sided Adhesive
- Tool: Blending Tool

Circle Ghosts Mini Shaker Shape Album

Hello everyone! Its Jennifer here on the blog today to share a Halloween mini album today featuring the new Circle Ghosts Mini Shaker Shape!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love creating projects all about the month of October!  I used the Wood Deco Slimline Album for my book and am going to show you all of my techniques! 


For the Shaker, I used black acrylic paint on the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two middle frames.  I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper affixing with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.


I then affixed the two center frames to the base and added coordinating colors of sequins to the center.  Adding adhesive around the edges of the chipboard is best when affixing the acrylic shape.  Next, you are able to adhere the top chipboard frame. 


And here is a close up of the finished shaker which I added a die cut to the top corner.  I adhered my shaker to the front of my album using my Beacon Adhesive. 


For each of the five pages of my Slimline Album, I painted the outside thirds with black acrylic paint as I knew I  would be adding patterned paper. For my back cover, I did paint the entire piece.


I usually leave the inside of the front cover for journaling about the event/holiday.   Here, I added a journaling spot along with some embellishments.


Many of my photo spots are for 4x4 size but you can fit up to 4x6 on each page.  There are many combinations of possibilities! 


For this page, I affixed a journaling card with washi tape as well as added a tag at the bottom in order to "flip up" the card to reveal a photo underneath. 



I left photo spaces for a 4x4 and 3x5 (which I  find fit nicely in the Slimline Albums)


Or, as in the next two pages, you can add a photo along with a space for journaling.  




Do you have any Halloween traditions that you try to do each year?  


Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can see all Clear Scraps' new products by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, brads, washi tape, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics;  sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Jillibean Soup; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, ribbon, chrome book rings


Clear Scraps Wood Shapes--Farmer's Market Decor

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a home decor project

that's a little bit fall and a little bit farmhouse shabby chic!  Who doesn't love fall?!!

Clear Scraps Wood Mason Jar Farmer's Market Decor(1)
This project started with the Clear Scraps Wood Mason Jars.  They come in a handy

3 pack so you can make many projects for different seasons for your own decor, or they

would be great to make gifts for friends and family too!  There are many other shapes to

chose from as well.  You can find them all in the Clear Scraps store right HERE.

Once I had chosen the wood mason jar shape as my starting point, the next step was to

use white and gray acrylic paint to give the mason jar that shabby chic farmhouse look. 

Clear Scraps Wood Mason Jar Farmer's Market Decor close up 1(2)

The jar was coated with white paint, and the lid with gray, and then I used a

foam brush to lightly feather on some gray on the white and vice versa on the lid.

I love the weathered and worn look you can get with just a little paint, it's one of my

favorite ways to use the wood shapes!  If you'd prefer you can trace it out on a pretty

paper and cover the entire jar that way.  It's up to you--get creative!!

Clear Scraps Wood Mason Jar Farmer's Market Decor copy 2(1)  

You can see some of the detail a little better in this picture.  And it was easy to just use

some paper scraps from a LO I had made earlier to decorate the jar.  This is just a couple

of pieces, a solid and a patterned paper layered up.  To keep the worn and "shabby chic"

farmhouse theme, I edged the papers with a bit of brown distress ink.  Then it was time to

have fun mixing in different fall embellishments like stickers, ephemera, twine and enamel

dots to complete the farmer's market/fall look.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Mason Jar Shape

Other:  White and gray acrylic paint, twine, enamel dots,

Echo Park Fall collection paper, stickers and ephemera.


Halloween Altered Printers Tray Frame

Hi Ya'll,

Are you ready for fall? Have all your Halloween decorations out?

There's always room for MORE Holiday decor right? And if you have kiddos, grand-kiddos, or furr-babies that costume-up for Halloween why not incorporate pics of them into a special project. 

Halloween was one of the holidays I enjoyed the most when my kids were little. I couldn't wait to take them to the fabric store to pick out a pattern for whatever they wanted to dress up as that year.

And of course, there HAD to be a photo shoot of them in their costumes before they went out trick-or-treating. Looking back through the photos from some of those years, I thought it would be fun to show them off in a Halloween project. 

I decided to use one of Clear Scraps Printers Tray Frames; they come in several different shapes and configurations. I chose the Square Printers Tray Frame which has 9 equal sections.


I selected the photos I wanted to use and printed them in sepia as that went well with the vintage look of the papers I wanted to use. 

I started by laying one of the grid chipboard pieces on the solid back and used a pencil to mark around each section. I prefer to adhere the pictures and papers directly to the back piece of the frame. 


Next I worked on planning the layout. I first laid out my photos, then began adding papers and embellishments. 


Once I decided on the design, I began adhering the photos, papers and embellishments to the frame base, using the penciled areas as guides. Check placement by laying a grid chipboard piece over the base.

I planned to add some of my embellishments over the grid, so I needed to cut away the grid insert from one of the frame pieces to use as the top layer.


To add color to the frame, I sprayed it with a black spray ink, and dabbed the excess with a paper towel. This step was done to one of the grid pieces as well as the piece I had removed the grid from. The pieces were set aside to dry.


I wanted to incorporate some pumpkins in the frame. I used the 3 X 12 Pumpkin Faces Border Stencil to trace pumpkins on printed paper. The eyes and mouths were filled in and the grooves in the pumpkin were darkened using a black pen. A white gel pen was used to add definition to the eyes and mouths.

I adhered 2 of the grid layers to the base; adding the inked one last.


I added the elements that were to be adhered across the grids. Then I removed the protective film from both sides of the acrylic sheet and adhered it to the frame.

The chipboard piece I had cut the grid out of was adhered last to finish the frame.


I hope this project has inspired you to do something special with pics of YOUR costumed characters!


Clear Scraps: Square Printers Tray Frame and 3 X 12 Pumpkin Faces Border Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Papers and Embellishments, Black Spray Ink, Orange Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen and Black Fine Tip Pen

Christmas Card in Non-Traditional Colors

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a Christmas card in non-traditional colors of pink and green! Christmas is my favorite holiday and I'm always in Christmas mode! And I might as well confess that I'm a certified fun fold geek... so I thought a teepee card was just the ticket to use with the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments turned into wreaths! This card folds flat for mailing, too!


To create the card base, cut three 5" square panels from white cardstock and score each one diagonally. Lay two of the squares side-by-side with the diagonal score lines in a V orientation. Adhere the third square on top with the score line vertically centered and the bottom point lined up with the bottom edge of the other two squares. Note: The square panels can be cut in any size you want depending on the size of your embellishments. 


Flip the card base over and adhere cardstock and patterned paper layers. The two large green cardstock panels are cut at 4-5/8" square and cut diagonally. The two large pink patterned paper layers are cut at 4-1/8" square and cut diagonally. The small green cardstock panel is cut at 1-3/4" and cut diagonally. The small green patterned paper layer is cut at 1-1/4" square and cut diagonally. 


Fold on all the score lines and form the card into a teepee shape, and add a magnet closure. This is what the back should look like.


Paint both of the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments. Mix white chalk paint with several drops of green India ink and paint the large wreath, and mix white chalk paint with several drops of magenta India ink and paint the small one. When dry, dab glue on both wreaths with a sponge and sprinkle clear glitter. Spray with a fixative to ensure the glitter won't fall off.


Embellish the wreaths using different textures on each. Use various sizes of iridescent gemstones on the big one, and various sizes of white flat-back pearls on the small one.  


Adhere the green wreath to the teepee card base with glue. Use double-sided adhesive foam pads to adhere the pink wreath, overlapping the side of the green wreath. Add a stamped and silver embossed sentiment cut with a fishtail die, using double-sided adhesive foam pads. Finally, add a few white flat-back pearls at the bottom. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
White and green cardstock, pink and green patterned papers, clear stamp set, white chalk paint, green and pink India inks, Versamark, fishtail die, paper trimmer, craft glue, clear glitter, fixative, white flat-back pearls and iridescent gemstones, jewel pick-up stick, stamp positioner, die cutting machine, embossing powder, heat tool, double-sided adhesive foam pads

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

Scrappy hugs,

Boo Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer on the blog with a Halloween themed home decor project!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love all things craft related to this spooky season!  I'm also going to show you the techniques I used!  


I began with the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape and painted the top and bottom sections with orange chalk paint.  I then painted the middle with black acrylic paint. The nice quality about the birch wood is that it accepts the paint well and a little goes a long way. 


Once my paint was dry, I secured the 4x6 Boo Stencil to the front of my pallet with washi tape.


I then applied glitter gel in Iridescent with a spatula spreading a thin layer.  I was going more for a white glitter effect but the letters have a more bluish tint to them. I think this is because of the black paint? 


Here is a close up of the stencil + glitter gel.  I  do like how it turned out even though it wasn't what I originally had in mind. 


I  added strips of patterned paper at top of the bottom slat adhering with my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive. I did this mainly to break up the color lines as well as add extra prints. 


I painted the Ghost Chipboard Embellishment Shapes with white acrylic paint and backed each "eye holes" with patterned papers.  I adhered the ghosts with my Beacon Adhesive as well as used pop dots to give dimension to one of the embellishments. 


I  tied some cute Halloween plaid ribbon in a bow and added a wood clothes pin then adhered to the top of my pallet as a finishing touch! 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Hope this inspires you to do some Halloween creating with Clear Scraps!  See what is new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, wood clothes pin, wood buttons:  American Crafts; paint: DecoArt, Craft Smart, Folk Art; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: ribbon, thread

Autumn is Love

Hello Crafty Friends!

Fall has arrived! I love the beauty of the season, changing leaves and everything pumpkin spice! Today's project features Clear Scraps Medium Pallet Mason jar. Click Here These pallets are so fun to decorate and perfect for creating the perfect Home Decor piece. 


The paper collection I'm using to decorate my mason jar is Frank Garcia's Autumn Sunset and Amber Moon collections. 

To start, paint the edges around your jar (about a 1/4 or so) using a cream acrylic paint.  Make sure to paint all sides and inbetween all pallet spaces. Let dry. 


Next decide on what papers you want to use to decorate the 3 pallet surfaces. Measurements are as follows. 

Top pallet: 5 x 1/2 inches, Middle pallet: 5 &1/2 x 2 3/4 inches, Bottom pallet: 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Round all edges before adhering with glue to your pallet surfaces. Trim off excess paper on the top pallet on both sides with x-acto knife.  Smooth around all edges with distress or sanding tool.


Next take some Jute cord and wrap around the top of your mason jar a few times and tie a knot towards the back. I took some fall foliage dies in my craft stash and diecut some pieces from some of my leftover papers. I tucked these fall foliage leaves and stems under my cord and glued them down securely. Then adhered a chipboard sticker heart "Autumn is Love" on top in the center of my top pallet surface. 


For my middle pallet surface I added a flower and more chipboard stickers sentiment and this cute little bird.


For my bottom pallet surface, I fussy cut out acouple butterflies and adhered with some glue. I lifted up their wings so they were appear to be flying away!  I glued a ephermera pumpkin on the right bottom corner. Took this cute rabbit ephermera and added some foam dots to the back. Then adhered on top of the pumpkin. I also added a chipboard sticker sentiment! 


To finish my project I added a few crystal gems and some Stickles glitter on the pumpkin surfaces and butterfly wings!


I hope I have inspired you today and given you some ideas on how easy it is to decorate these Clear Scraps wood pallets! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting supplies Click Here  and check out all the new products available. Thank you so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today! We appreciate you taking the time to stop by. Hope you'll share your fall projects on our Facebook Creative page! We live to see what you create! Until we meet next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing crystals, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Stickles glitter- Diamond, corner round craft punch, Distress tool or sanding tool, x-acto knife, Foam dots. Jute cord, Sheena Douglas Fall Foliage dies, paper trimmer.


Furry Bearded XL Gnome

Hello Clear Scrap friends!  I'm back with a home decor project that will easily take you all the way through the holidays.  As soon as I saw the XL Wood Gnome, I knew he had to have a spot next to my home fireplace.  With the Clear Scraps collection of wood shapes, I can change the items on the hat for any season too.  I'm so excited to make items for his hat later on to switch out with each holiday.  I'm even more excited that my gnome will have a "real" fur beard too!


I started by picking a plaid paper for the gnome hat that would go with my decor all year round.  I've traced the gnome hat on the paper, cut it out, then applied a layer of decoupage on the back.  With this size area, I took a squeegee and pushed it over the paper from the inside out to remove bubbles.  Then, I applied a coat of decoupage on top and let it dry.


Next on the base of the gnome I've cut out a layer of the same plaid paper, slit the middles with a knife and applied it with a coat of decoupage also.  The other layer is painted in black acrylic paint, sanded, then coated again.  Once both layers are dry, I've glued the pieces shut with a wood glue.  For both the hat and the base, I've also sanded the edges down to give them a worn look and to take off any excess paper edges.


Then it was time to start laying down the fur beard.  I had the cutest leopard fur ribbon from several seasons ago and decided this mountain-gnome was going to be a rustic (yet stylish) kind of guy.  Ha!


Because the ribbon has an edge, I laid out pieces of the ribbon across the wood beard piece first, tucking the edges under as I went.  I started from the top right edge and used hot glue to lay down pieces in a striped pattern.  When I got to the middle of the beard, I trimmed an oval where the nose was going to go and continued to glue. 


After all the pieces were secured, I flipped the beard over and trimmed the fur down around the beard shape.  Any remaining edges were tucked in and glued down.  I love the look of this so much, I may try it with my white fur ribbon next!!


Now for the gnome "jeans."  This is an acrylic blue paint, but I took some drops of water to it so it would look a bit more 'washed' in areas.  Feel free to take a second coat if you prefer more coverage on the wood!  Then, I coated a paintbrush lightly with white paint, and brushed a lot of it off on a paper towel.  This "dry brushing" technique allows you to add light streaks of white in areas.  I made several rainbow shaped arcs where the jeans would drape around the shoes.


Once this is dry, I added some stitch lines with a fine brush dipped in white paint, and added a dotted line around both pockets as well as a crease to the pants.  Once the pants were dry, I painted his feet black, then was able to glue the beard and hat on to the gnome.  I used both hot glue and a wood glue for stability.


The nose and hands are painted in a light peach.  It also needed a backing so it wouldn't get lost in that big beard of his!  I cut an oval out of sturdy foam board, and glued it to the middle.  Then, added the wood nose on top.  My gnome won't be holding anything, so I glued his hands as if he were stroking that furry beard of his!  So cute!


For my final touch...I am using the apple shape from the Fall Wood Collection of shapes, and I intend on preparing the other shapes for a future project too.  This shape I wanted to look different than the red plaid hat, so I've sanded it, then coated it in a black chalkboard paint.  What a great way to add a Fall message or personalization to your project! 

Once dry, I glued velcro pieces to the back of the apple and also to the hat.  Now I can switch out pieces when I'm ready for a new look!  In fact, here's a picture of a tan flower I had at home too.


Right now, my mountain gnome is sitting up front greeting all my visitors.  If you decide to put your project outside, don't forget to do a final acrylic coat to protect it from the elements.  I love this project SO much!  I can't wait to try other ones with other shapes and colors.  Check out all the options, and the various gnome shapes and sizes on Clear Scraps website.  You will likely fall in love, just like I did! 

Until next time,


Additional supplies used:  wood glue, hot glue and gun, acrylic paint in black, peach, white and blue, decoupage, fur ribbon, chalkboard paint, acrylic sealer, small piece of foam board.