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Thanksgiving Recipe Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  Thanksgiving is getting closer and closer, isn't it?  I am excited that this year my daughter will be hosting from her first apartment.  She is excited to try out cooking a turkey dinner for the very first time!  She has watched me cook this dinner many times over the years, and it made me think of all the great memories of those holidays.


I was inspired by this and decided I would put together a recipe book that would be part memories, and part recipes.  I'm going to give it to her as a keepsake, and I'm hoping to add her favorite recipes inside.  I wanted to make it so she could also add to it, so I'm going to be adding pockets to the book for her to stick in new recipes in the coming years.


I'm using the Chip Tab Slimline Album - this looked like a good size for her to store, so it wouldn't take up a lot of room, but would hold both recipe cards and pictures.  I've covered the pages with a variety of Thanksgiving prints from a scrapbooking pad, and used the matching stickers to decorate the tabs.


For the cover, I've die cut the letters to spell 'recipe' in a letter set that has a drop shadow, in navy blue and white.  I've staggered this down the page, and left room in the open spaces to add additional die cuts, like an apron, turkey and a pie.  

In my collection at home, I've got lots of food and kitchen die cuts, so I was really excited to put these to use!  On the apron, I decided to give it some dimension by adding a piece of ribbon underneath it to look like the strings of the apron.


On page 2, I've added a photo of my daughter helping me with turkey prep.  It's also got a pocket at the bottom and an empty recipe tag shaped like a gift tag. 


This was stamped with a set of recipe card stamps I had in my collection.  Later she can add to it as she wishes.  This pocket also has assorted dies, stickers and a doily for embellishment.


Page 3 is my favorite - I've always loved this picture, because it was my daughter's first Thanksgiving.  And, as you can see - we caught her at the perfect moment! 


More stickers and another pocket are here as well.  Pages 4 and 5 are using more of the stickers and papers that came with my scrapbook pad set.


To assemble the book, I've decided to tie it together with assorted colors of twine.  My thought is that as the book gets bigger, she can swap it out for an expandable rings like the ones here, or add more pages.  This adds a colorful look and would look really cute on display in any kitchen!


Do you have favorite traditions during Thanksgiving, or other holidays you celebrate?  I hope this book inspires you to try an album like this for your next memory project. 


It's fun to look at the pictures, but also the old recipe cards I've received from friends and family over the years.  I encourage you to give it a try!  Thanks for stopping by!


Additional supplies:  paper pad and sticker set (Photo Play), die cuts (assorted), Distress Oxide inks, tag maker (Sizzix), ribbon, assorted stamps, glue


Clear Scraps DIY Pallet--Our Hive Home Decor

Hey there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a fun home decor project!

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Once in a while it's fun to do something a little different instead of just a specific seasonal

project.  This one has a bit of a fall vibe, but could be used everyday too.  It starts with one

of the Clear Scraps DIY Medium Square Shapes.  These pallet shapes are the perfect base

for a home decor project.  They come in a variety of shapes (and sizes too!) but I think the

medium is my fave!  It's just the right size to display anywhere you'd want to set up a cute

little display.  If you'd like to see the other shapes available, you can find them HERE.

For this project, I covered the wooden slats with patterned paper that I inked around the

edges.  Super simple!  Then I started with the title on the top slat and built the other

stickers around there.  I used the "welcome friends" and Our Happy Family" stickers

around the title to make it a focal point on the project.

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The circle dots wreath is a chipboard piece from Clear Scraps.  This one could

be used for so many different things.  I thought it made a nice addition to this decor

piece so I painted it with black acrylic paint and then added a few stickers to give it

a wreath feel like a wreath you'd have on your front door as a welcome.

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If you'd like to explore more of the chipboard shapes, you can find them in the store

over on the Clear Scraps site right HERE.  You can find just about anything for any

holiday or occasion!  It's nice to have some of these basics (like the wreath/circle in

this project) on hand so you can pull them out to use them anytime you want that

little extra something on a project, card or LO.


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


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  DIY Medium Square Pallet, Circle Dot Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Black Acrylic paint, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, PhotoPlay Tulla & Norbert's

Sweet as Honey, foam tape, adhesive.

Blessed 3D Frameable Home Decor project

Hello Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm so happy to be back here on the Clear Scraps blog today. I love creating Home Decor projects and these new 3D Frameables are a perfect craft medium to get you started. For this project I'll be using Clear Scraps Base with the square frame Click Here and Blessed word and truck shape Click Here I think the truck is just so cute, don't you? 


To start off, take out the 2 base pieces from your package. I chose to trace my wood bases onto patterned papers. But feel free to paint them if you like. The papers I'm using for this project are from Carta Bella Hello Autumn collection. After tracing,  cut them out and glue your papers onto both bases. I recommend Beacon 3 in 1 glue to adhere your papers to your base. Using an exacto knife, trim away any excess paper. Also make sure you cut out your 3 slots on top. You can smooth all edges with a sanding tool or distress tool. Make sure all your slots are clear of any excess paper. Then lining up your slots, glue the two base pieces together.


Next take out your Word/truck pieces from your package. I painted my Blessed words with Orange glitter acrylic paint. And for my truck I painted the body with Shamrock green acrylic paint. I used silver acrylic paint for the chrome bumper areas. Red for the back taillights. I applied brown acrylic paint to the back fenced area of the truck. Let dry. While your pieces are drying, I fussy cut some apples from one of the journaling cards and glued behind the wood fence at the back of the truck. Then I fussy cut the Farmers market sign, inked around the edges before adhering to the side of my truck. Paint the wheels of the truck with black acrylic paint. 

 Now for the frame, I adhered a piece of patterned paper to the back piece of my frame. I left the bottom portion bare since this piece will slide into the base. The front frame piece, I traced onto another patterned paper and cut out. Glue to the front of your frame. Trim around the edges and cut out the inside of the frame. Now adhere your frame pieces together making sure to line up your top edges of your frame. 

I chose to use a journaling card instead of a photo inside. I applied foam dots to the back of my journaling card, inked around the edges and adhered to the center of my frame. I fussy cut acouple pumpkins and adhered them over the same image on my journaling card. Then added some glitter on the little pumpkins. 

To finish off my 3D frame I decorated with a few puffy stickers and chipboard Harvest sticker along the left edge of my frame. 


Now just slide your 3 pieces into the three slots on your base. And it's finished! You now can display in any room in your Home! And these 3D Frameables come apart and are easy to store away or ship to surprise someone special!


Here's a close-up 


I hope I have inspired you today and now you will want to make one for yourself! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! We love to see what you create so please share on our Facebook Creative page. Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Acrylic paints orange, brown, Green, silver black and red. Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, sanding tool, x-acto knife, Carta Bella Hello Autumn collection papers, chipboard and puffy stickers, 


Turkey Magnet Place Setting

Hi Clear Scraps friends!  Do you set a formal table for your guests at Thanksgiving?  I really enjoy decorating my dining room for this festive dinner.  I thought it would be fun to create a project that I can put at each place setting that is both decorative and can be given as a gift.  I wanted this one to be a bit more casual and fun and I came up with a turkey face, made from the Mini Shaker Tall Bulb.  What makes it a gift is that it is also a magnet!


I started with a base coat of brown acrylic paint on the top layer of the shaker.  I like to give this a couple coats and I've painted the edges also.


Next, I took the bottom layer and traced it on to a piece of Thanksgiving patterned paper - it has the cutest sayings on it!  This is glued to the bottom layer.


For the inside shaker pieces, I've used the Fall Sequins which are a perfect combo color scheme!  From here, I glued on the other layers with a clear tacky glue and let dry.

It's time to make the face.  I love the wacky faces you can make from punches and die cuts!  This turkey comes together with 3 circles in varying sizes, and a die cut that is originally a candy corn.  For dimension, I usually like to dust the edges with some ink and a sponge.  Glue the die cuts to the front and add white detail to the eyes.  If you don't have a candy corn shape, a simple triangle will work also.


For the back, I've glued feathers in a circular pattern around the back.  Once dry, I've also added a thin strip of magnet tape - but I did use glue to make sure it stays in place!


To complete the look, I added a small piece of felt to his beak.  Is this called the "waddle?"  Hee hee! 


This project is finished and ready for the dining room place settings!  Or, you can hang it on the refrigerator for your own fun decor, or instead attach it to a gift if you prefer.  I hope you've enjoyed this idea - there are lots of shakers to choose from on the Clear Scraps site, so don't hesitate to check it out!

Thanks for visiting!


Additional supplies:  brown acrylic paint, assorted feathers, printed paper (Photo Play), magnet tape, tacky glue

Fall Blessed & Truck 3D Frameable

Hi Ya'll,

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

I love the new 3D Frameables mostly because I like "multi-taskers". The concept of having one frame and base that I can change up each month to match the season or the holiday is very appealing to me.

My friend and fellow cropper. Charlotte thought I should make one of the base & frame sets in a "basic" color that could be used throughout the year. We talked about maybe just painting it white or staining it. And actually since both sides of the base could be used - there is no right or wrong side. I could paint one side and stain the other.

I like vintage things and a lot of my decor reflects that. So I thought I would like to give my frame and base set a distressed look.

Take a look at how my 3D Framebable using the Blessed and Truck Word and Shape set turned out...


Now let me show you how I made it! 

I started by painting the frame and base pieces with a base coat of brown (you only need to paint the bottom portion of the frame backer)...


Then I added 2 coats of white paint, letting it dry in between coats. After the paint had dried completely, I gave them a light sanding using a sanding block to distress them...

I like to leave a space between the frame and the backer to make changing out the photo or quote easier. To do this, I place pieces of 3D Foam Tape around the OUTER edges of the bottom and sides. Line up the pieces and adhere them...

I painted the Truck a vintage-y aqua blue and the Blessed in a golden yellow that matched the papers I was using. I added details to the truck using paint pens. After the pieces dried, I distressed them with brown chalk ink...

I wanted to fill the bed of the truck. I adhered pumpkin stickers on a scrap piece of cardstock and cut them out, leaving a tab at the bottom. I used double sided tape to adhere a base of raffia, then glued on the pumpkins...

And that's it! The pieces were all ready to put together. You can arrange the pieces as you'd like so that the photo or your quote shows. You can also turn the base so that the longer slots or the shorter ones are to the back to help with adjustments.

I will share the Word & Shape I made for Christmas to use with this frame and base next month.

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog, please come back soon!


Clear Scraps: 3D Frameable Base with Deco Frame and Blessed and Truck Word and Shape

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Echo Park Printed Papers and Stickers, Clearsnap: ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Brown, White, Yellow and Aqua Acrylic Paint, Black and Silver Paint Pens, Raffia, Cardstock Scrap, Double Sided Tape, Blending Brush and Foam Brushes.

Those were the good ol' days!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a retro home decor piece featuring the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape decorated with paint, the 12" Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil and markers, along with a Mini Shaker Retro TV with Sprinkles Groovy Flowers and Sprinkles Lime Confetti as the shaker filler! Oh, and the retro thrift shop word stickers! This project was so stinkin' fun and brought back so many good memories! I know I'm telling my age but I distinctly remember the groovy green and orange color palette so many people had in their homes (and clothing) in the 70s! Yep, those were the good ol' days!


I started by painting the front and back of the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape a super pale green by mixing Adirondack White with a tiny bit of Spanish Moss chalk paint. When that was dry, I laid the 12" Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil on the pallet and pounced Spanish Moss chalk paint all over it with a dauber. The paint ended up sparse and spotty in some areas and thicker in other areas but I left it that way to add to the retro/vintage feel. Once dry, I outlined all the stenciled areas with a dark green alcohol marker for contrast and interest.


Next, I painted the front chip form of the Mini Shaker Retro TV with Liquitex Yellow Oxide mixed with Cadmium Orange acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I ran a black alcohol marker around the outside edges and the TV screen cut-out and set it aside. I also ran the black marker around the outside edges of the rest of the chip forms so they'd all be uniform. I adhered a piece of orange patterned paper to the inside of the chip back and then adhered the next two chip forms to it. I added the shaker filler consisting of green and orange pieces of Sprinkles Groovy Flowers and Sprinkles Lime Confetti, added the acrylic divider, and then adhered the painted front chip form to close it up. I cut a rabbit ears antenna from metallic silver foil cardstock and adhered it to the TV. I adhered the TV to the bottom front of the pallet and added retro thrift shop word stickers to complete the piece.


Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape
12" Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil
Mini Shaker Retro TV
Sprinkles Groovy Flowers
Sprinkles Lime Confetti

Other products used: Patterned paper, metallic silver cardstock, alcohol markers, chalk paint, acrylic paint, glue, collage medium, word stickers

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

Scrappy hugs,

Featured Designer Hazel Estibeiro: Love You More Christmas Table Decor

Hello Friends, Christmas season is coming, so today I am sharing my creation of a beautiful table decor that can enhance the beauty of our homes this Christmas.

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Here , I have used the 3D Frameable Square Frame with Base and Love You More XL Script Wood Quote from Clear Scraps.


I have used white Gesso to prime the wood frames and the Wood Quote. 

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I have used Green Acrylic paint to colour the wood frames and red Acrylic paint to colour the Wood Quote  which reads “Love you more”.

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After colouring,left it overnight to dry, I stuck them using Tacky Glue to make it stand.

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At the last measuring the inner side of the square frame ,I cut the inner shape size using a plain rice paper and stuck it using decoupage glue. Later decorated and embellished the whole frame in to a Christmas. Table decor using embellishments and scrapbook cutouts from my craft stash with me., also used distress inks to distress the emblishments.

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Other Products Used:

1. CSW3 Dbssquare base and frame square.

2.Acrylic paints ,embellishments and scrapbook

Tacky glue, distress inks.

Happy Crafting!

Featured Designer Melly Art: Fall Love XL Script Wood Word

Hello everyone!   This is Melly Art and I am sharing my second project with you today.  This is one of my very favorite fall decor projects ever!  Believe it or not, this was very easy to put together!  

I started off by using an old Creative Memories border punch, with the pumpkins cartridge.  I don’t remember exactly how many I punched out,  but it was a lot.  I pierced holes in both ends and adhered them with a brad, so I was able to move them into a half circle.  To get it to stand, I glued it to a stack of heavy chipboard pieces.
For my Love XL Script Wood Word,  first I painted it white and left it to completely dry.  Then using a fan brush and metallic silver paint, I  brushed it over the white, but not solidly allowing the white to peek through quite a bit.  
     To finish this off, I found a pretty stick laying on the sidewalk, while I out walking my dog.  I thought it was the perfect piece to stick in the center to keep my pumpkin standing up.  I cut a stem for the top, and created a pumpkin to go on the inside.  From here I just added embellishments.
Along with my pumpkin, I added some leaves, raffia, a pumpkin flair, an acrylic pumpkin, making them stand up with some folded chipboard.  
    To decorate the “love” I used some more raffia, a cute acrylic piece, some acrylic hearts, and some sequins.
     I loved creating this piece!  My sister loved how this came together as well;  so much in fact that she stole it! 
Happy crafting!


Featured Designer Sandy Diller: Love Desktop Wood Frame

Hello friends, it's Sandy Diller here with you today and I have a fun & festive little project.  I used the Love Desktop Frame along with a 4" X 6" Quarterfoil stencil. 

The first thing I did was cover the back of my paper with double sided adhesive so it could be added to the Love Frame and also to the oval bases. 

After removing the tape liner The LOVE Frame was placed face down on the sticky side. (I used double sided paper so you are seeing the back side above) 
The excess paper was cut away.
After cutting away the paper it looked a bit sloppy so I smoothed down all the edges with an emery board to make it smooth and define the edges.

Everything was edged, in this case I used blue to match the paper color.  The small section of the base was stenciled with red and the extra heart was also colored red using the same ink and a blending brush.
After stenciling the small section of the base - it was ready for some feet.

I had some wooden beads in my stash so I painted them with a reinker to use them as feet - then attached them using hot glue.

A fun little greeting "hello" was added using a die from my collection. 
 I used fun foam to make it pop up.
For a fun finishing touch I added this cute little gnome that was hanging around on my desk.

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Holidays,

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