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Cutest Pups 12x12 Layout by Kristin Rizzo


Hello, it's Kristin here and I am excited to be sharing my third project for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  I just love to scrapbook, especially when it comes to my fur babies!  I'm here today to share a layout I made using three of the Mini Shaker Heart/Paws.  


I couldn't wait to use these shakers on a layout of my three girls: Bristol, Millie & Bailey.  I started by staining the chipboard with Distress Stain in Walnut Stain.  While I had that out, I also stained the chipboard piece I had in my stash that said, "cutest".

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I put together a shaker mix with sequins and gems from my stash, added them to the shakers and glued them together, 


I started the layout by using a plate from my kitchen and traced a half circle out of the printed patterned paper on the left-hand side of the page.  I glued that to the yellow patterned paper and added the sticker to the top of the page.  Next, I gathered all of my embellishments and started making my clusters.  After that, the layout came together fast.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!

Kristin  :)

Who's A Good Dog Clipboard Pallet Frame

I must confess.  I did indeed take my dog to see Santa.  HA HA HA!  It was so hard to resist - not only was it a fundraiser, but the picture ended up on our yearly Christmas card!  Do you have fun or playful photos like that on display at your house for your pets too?


Hi, it's Maureen with you here and I love the Clear Scraps products for this very reason - after looking for several frames to fit our Christmas card picture, I couldn't find one so I decided to make my own.  And the great thing about clipboard frames is that you can change the photos as often as you want!

So, to start making one of your own, you'll begin with the Medium Square Pallet Shape and base coat it with a white acrylic paint.  After the first coat, I always like to sand it down - sanding after painting gives you a smoother surface in the end.  Base coat it white again with a second coat.


Next, I've chosen the 5" by 9" Plaid Mixer Stencil because I had a vision that this might look a little like a ribbon on a present.  I tape it down in the corners and then blended in some red Distress ink across the surface.

Move the stencil vertically and do this again.  With this pattern, it's easy to find a line to line it up and continue the pattern across.


Next, I've stamped some small paw prints across the side and top.  I've also added a cute saying at the bottom in a black vinyl that was printed on my electronic cutting machine.


My corner is decorated with the Paw Mini Shaker, which is painted in black acrylic paint and I'm also using the Lovely Sequin Mix inside.  I did add a printed plaid paper to the bottom base before assembling my shaker.  There is a polka dot ribbon glued to the middle of the paw too.


The picture is held by a small metal clipboard piece that you can purchase at any local craft store.  Make sure to let this dry thoroughly so it doesn't come up when you add your picture. I recommend either tacky glue or hot glue for this piece.


Here is my picture frame, sitting in an easel!  I thought at first I'd make it a Christmas frame, but I actually left off some holiday embellishments in case I want to use a non-holiday picture later on.  These pallet shapes are so versatile, you could make any number of frames in minutes.

I hope you've enjoyed this project today!  My pup is INDEED a "good girl."  Make sure to check out all of the fun pallet shapes on the Clear Scraps site and I will see you next time!


Additional supplies:  acrylic paints, distress inks, patterned paper, mini clipboard embellishment, ribbon

Just A Note

Hello Friends,

It's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little shaker card that I created using the 

Mini Shaker Envelope from Clear Scraps.




This is a 5" X 7" card so I began with paper cut to 7" X 10" and scored in the center.
A panel (shown here in Navy Blue) was cut 4.75 X 6.75, embossed with music notes and added to the front of the card.
I began by cutting off the top portion of the envelope to make it appear open.
All pieces were painted.

The acrylic piece was cut to match.

The music note paper was cut to match the size of the envelope with the flap open.

The painted pieces were stacked and sequins were added.


After peeling the protective covering from the acrylic on both sides it was glued in place on top of the sequins.  The final painted piece was placed on top.

This card was finished off by adding some die cut words and some small flowers

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired,



School 3D Frameables

Hello and happy Friday! Its Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the cute 3D Frameables with you! Kids of all ages are back in school this month so I'm sharing the School-Apple Word N Shape paired with the

Square Frame with Base!  And I'm going to share the easy techniques I used! 


I began with my Square Frame with the Base. I covered each piece with different patterned papers affixed with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I removed any excess paper with my x-acto knife and a sanding tool. 


I trimmed my photo to fit the frame and affixed it to the back using Scor-Tape. 


Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I affixed my frame to the base as shown.  Before adhering, I did paint the outside edges of the base with green chalk paint. 


I selected different patterns for the small and large oval for my base; again using my Beacon Adhesive.  I sanded off excess paper to create smooth edges then adhered the two pieces together. 


I set aside my frame to work on my Word N Shape. For the School Word, I simply used a blending brush to add yellow Distress Oxide Ink. The birch wood accepts the ink nicely and you can go as light or dark as you see fit.


For the Apple, I painted with red and green chalk paint.  After each were dry, I lightly sanded around the edges to give it a distressed look. 


Here is a close up of my Word N Shape! 


And here is a close up of my frame!  I added stickers as well as small die cut shapes to accent my photo. 


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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: Folk Art; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Adhesives by 3L, Scor-Tape; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, healing mat. 

Canvas Bag with Owl Stencil


Tami here with a project to share with you.

Just when I think I have EVERY craft supply possible, I discover something new. My friend Laura was telling me about a new set of pens she got and showing me all the cool things she was making with them and --- I hadn't heard of them! 

They work on all types of surfaces, are opaque and dry quickly. I'm always looking for a new way to play my Clear Scraps products, so I thought I'd try my new pens on different types of surfaces.

Today's project is an altered canvas bag - to be used for - what else - holding my new pens! 

I like owls and Clear Scraps has the most adorable little Owl Stencil, I used the 6" size for my bag...

I prepped the bag by ironing to be sure it was flat and wrinkle free. Then I put a piece of cardboard inside to be sure the paint did not bleed through to the other side.

Next, I decided on the placement of the design and used blue painters tape to hold the stencil in place. Then it was time to color! I filled in the design with different colors. 

I wanted to define the design a bit, so before removing the stencil I used a fine point sharpie to outline each section. For the eyes, I outlined them with the sharpie, then used the paint pen to add the pupil.

Here's how it turned out...


and here is a closeup of the owl design...


Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!


Clear Scraps: Owl Stencil

Other: Posca Paint Pens, Blue Painters Tape, Fine Line Black Sharpie and Canvas Bag



Hey Everybody!!


It’s Tmika here with a Super Cute home decor project!! Not only is it Super Cute - it's quick, easy and inexpensive. All of our favorites, right?? I absolutely LOVE coffee  - like really LOVE coffee!! I have coffee & drink bars all over the house. One in the kitchen, of course. One in the upstairs sewing & sublimation craft studio and now one in my paper craft studio. So,  I'm GOOD!!  Let me show you how this came about and the items you’ll need to complete this project. 


You’ll first need to grab two different stencils. You’ll need a Coffee Bar and You Had me at Hello.

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You’ll also need a piece of wood. ( I used Balsa from Hobby Lobby) 

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some white paint ( I used Gesso), foam brushes, craft stain, and heavy jump rings. Vinyl die cut optional.

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Cut down your wood to size using a craft knife and a ruler. I drew a line first with a pencil and then followed that with the ruler.

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After I cut my wood piece down into two smaller pieces, I added my stain. If you have a rougher surface, please sand before staining, It helps - trust!

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I just used one coat to finish my pieces. 

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Now it is time to add the white paint using the stencils. I grabbed a clean foam brush to do this. You don’t want to transfer the stain to the stencil or the negative space. I used the dab and pounce technique. It allowed me to add texture while adding a thick coat of paint. My tip for holding the stencil down is to use washi tape or painters tape to hold it while you paint.

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Here is how mine turned out after one dabbing coat.

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I used the edge of the paint brush to outline the edge of the wood. I think this added a bit more of the “Coffee House” character.

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I used my Silhouette Studio software and cameo machine to type and cut out the word “Awesome” and the arrow in pink vinyl. The vinyl is from Tech Wrap. This was completely optional - but because I love the color combo I chose, I had to add pink. 

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Now we can add the jump rings. Mark on your wood piece where you want to put your holes. (I didn’t and that’s why mine are a little off) Make a hole at the bottom of the first one and the top of the second. Then add your jump rings.

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…And YOU’RE DONE!! Hang your finished piece on the wall and ENJOY your NEW drinking area!! I hope you enjoyed what I created and will try making your own decor piece at home using stencils!! Have Fun!

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Harvest Wall Hanging

Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to September! It's time to start creating those fall/harvest projects to enjoy for the next few months. When it comes to creating home decor projects Clear Scraps has so many wood pallets and shapes to chose from. You're sure to find one to suit your taste. 

For today's project I'll be using Clear Scraps Wood shape-jumbo rounded tag Click here 


We will also be using Clear Scraps XL Script wood quote Click here and oak trees chipboard embellishmentClick here 

To begin our project, I took and whitewashed some Folk Art Wicker white acrylic paint over the top surface of my wood tag. Then using some Distress Ink Rusty Hinge and a Ink dabber, I lightly brushed the ink over my painted surface. I tore some pieces of paper from Frank Garcia's Autumn Sunset collection and inked along the edges with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I cut a strip of paper to fit along the bottom edge of my wood tag. 


Then using Beacon glue, I adhered my papers to my tag surface towards the top and along the bottom edge. Set your tag aside for now 



Next take your wood quotes and add some gold acrylic paint over the top. Let dry.  Cut apart your chipboard oak trees (save the outside frame for a future project) Then using a pouncing motion and a stiff old paintbrush, I applied Finnibair Rust pastes in brown, red and gold over each oak tree shape. I apply the paste in layers, until I achieve the look I want. I painted the tree trucks and branches with brown acrylic paint. Let dry. 


I fussy cut a butterfly from one of my Scrap papers along with a few pumpkin images. I inked around the edges. I bent my butterfly wings slightly upward before gluing on the upper left side.


Now arrange your wood quote towards the center of your tag using Beacon glue.


I adhered the oak trees along the bottom of my tag, right along the top edge of my paper strip. I applied some foam dots to the back of my pumpkin image and adhered in the center between the two trees. 

Here's a closeup:


To finish decorating my tag, I added some Prima flowers along the top. Tied a piece of jute cord through the hole at the top. I chose to use a thinner jute cord. But you can certainly use the thicker jute cord included in your bag. I glued a few Prima crystals in scattered places on my tag and some Stickles glitter Diamond on my butterfly wings, birds breaststroke and on the pumpkins!


Another closeup!


I hope you enjoyed my home decor project for the fall season. Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your crafty makes with us on our Facebook Creative page. We'd love to see them. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue,  foam dots, Frank Garcia's Autumn Sunset paper collection, Stickles Diamond glitter, Finnibair Rust pastes in brown, gold and red, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and Rusty Hinge, paper trimmer, Brown acrylic paint and Folk Art Wicker white acrylic paint. Ink dabber, Prima flowers and crystals, jute cord.


Hello Summer 6x6 Chipboard Tabbed Mini Album with Flip Flop Shaker by Kristin Rizzo


Hello, it's Kristin here and I am so excited to be sharing another project with you for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  Besides 12x12 traditional scrapbooking, I enjoy making mini albums.  The Chipboard 6x6 3 Tabbed Album was the perfect mini to use with this adorable paper line to document all things summer.  


I used the Mini Shaker Flip Flop on the first page inside the mini. I pulled a few colors of Distress Stain from my stash and tested it on one of the bottom layers of the shaker to see how it looked on the chipboard.  I liked how the color, fired brick looked and used that.  I used a 6x6 paper pad for this entire album and backed the shaker with a white, teeny, tiny flowered patterned paper.  I then made my own shaker mix (orange flowers, yellow and shimmery cupped and assorted flat sequins with some gems).  I then glued the acrylic piece to the top layer and set it aside.  Next, I glue the other three layers together, added the sequin mix and then attached the top of the shaker.  I think it turned out so summery!




On the next page a made a tiny shaker as well with the packaging from that the album came in and backed it with vellum.



I covered all the rest of the chipboard pages with various papers.  I chose to cover all the tabs with the same patterned paper.  For a fun touch, I wrapped each tab with red baker's twine.

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When I am making a mini album or scrapbooking page without photos, I always make sure to write the size of the photos on my photo mat.  This way I don't have to measure anything when I go to print or add my photos.  I also like to add a bunch of tags in my mini albums.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week and a safe, fun Labor Day (if you are in the US)!

Kristin  :)

Large Circle Shiplap Welcome Door Hanger

Hello friends and happy Friday! Its Jennifer on the blog today to share a fall home decor project I created using the new Large Circle Shiplap Shape!  I wanted to make a cute door hanger for my front door this year and am going to show you the easy techniques I used!  


I began by painting the top 3/4 of my Shiplap Shape using matte brown acrylic paint. I thinned the paint with water so the effect would look more like stain. I love how it brought out the grain in the wood!  


Once my brown paint was dry, I sectioned off the bottom third of the Shiplap Shape with painters tape.  I then applied nice, rich shade of yellow acrylic paint as shown.  

I set my Shiplap Shape aside to dry to work on my Welcome XL Script Wood Word.  I applied a coat of off white chalk paint to my title not being concerned about full coverage. 


Once my paint was dry, I lightly sanded the edges of my Wood Word as well as the front surface. 


I adhered my Wood Word using a hot glue gun centering it on my Shiplap Shape. 



Here is a close up of the Wood Word; you can see how some of the wood shows through the paint. 



I also used my hot glue gun to adhere fall colored flowers and ribbon to the top of my Shiplap Shape. I finished by stringing some wood beads onto wire and creating a U shape to hang my creation.  I adhered it to the back of the Shiplap using double sided tape and my hot glue gun. 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all of the Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!  

Additional products used:   paint: FolkArt, DecoArt;  tape: Score Tape; misc: hot glue gun, artificial flowers, artificial eucalyptus, wood beads, wire, sanding paper, twine, ribbon.