Summer Travel Game Board

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this fun travel game board using one of the Printer Tray Frames and an acrylic sheet.  

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Flat

Whether you're stuck in the car with young ones for a long ride or even camping in the great outdoors, this game board can be customized in a ton of different ways and might be a fun reason to put the phones and tablets away for a little while.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Border

Start by painting one of the chipboard dividers in the Square Printer Tray Frame kit in the color of your choice.  Here I've chosen a sunny yellow acrylic paint that matches the summery scrapbook paper I'll be using on the rest of the board.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Background

Next, cover the chip back with paper...or for a fun twist, try using photographs to really customize your board!  You can adhere one sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper for a quick and simple background, or do as I did here and adhere several small squares of coordinating papers.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Dividers

Adhere the dividers on top of the chip back using strong liquid adhesive like Beacon 3 -in-1 Adhesive.  Set aside to dry fully, then paint the outer edges with the same acrylic paint as the top divider to finish the board off nicely.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams - Trim Acrylic Game Pieces

To create the game pieces, start by trimming a 12x12 acrylic sheet into 3 3/8 inch squares.  You will need at least five game pieces for each player (X's and O's), so an extra acrylic sheet will be needed in addition to the one included in the Square Printer Tray Frame kit.  Round the corners of each game piece with a corner rounder tool (this allows for easy removal of game pieces and also makes the pieces safer for young children).

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Diecut Letters

Die cut at least five X's and five O's from white cardstock (this shows up well on busy backgrounds like mine).  Alternatively, choose two different shapes that match the theme of your game board.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Assemble Game Pieces

Adhere the letters in the center of each acrylic game piece using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and allow to dry.  Since the game pieces are clear, you won't cover up any of the fun customization on the game board while playing.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

Now you're ready to play on the go!  The game pieces are sized so that they fit snugly in the board and won't fall out, but are still easy to remove when a new game starts thanks to the rounded corners.  Since the walls of the dividers are much taller than the pieces, they also won't accidentally fall out on a bumpy car ride!

I hope you enjoyed this fun summer travel game project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you customize the square printer tray frame to make your own game board?

~ Annie

Additional products used: patterned paper: Bo Bunny; letter dies: Altenew; paint: Martha Stewart/Plaid; adhesive: Beacon; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers

Brighten Your Back Yard with Customized Pillows


Summer Greetings!  Today I am super excited to share this bright and cheery accent pillow I created for my backyard paradise! I love sunflowers and plant them along my fence line in the summer.  So this pillow creates the perfect accent for my back yard benches!   And it was so quick and easy to create! 

I chose the 6 inch Sunflower Masking/Stencil to create my pillow.  This Masking Stencil is also available in the 12 inch size. 

After placing a piece of cardboard inside my pillow cover, apply all purpose paint in your favorite colors. 



Carefully lift your stencil and move to another location., to create a repeating pattern. 


Let your pillow cover dry and stuff to finish!   


Other Supplies used

All Purpose Paints

Pillow Cover

Mixed Media Beach Tag

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a mixed media beach tag.   


Using one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album, I began by first painting it with gesso. The Tag Album has 4 different shaped tags that  can be used for an assortment of projects.  I decided to use one to create a mixed media tag with an assortment of elements.  Once the gesso dried, I added several colors of spray inks to create the background.

Beach-tag-steph-ackerman Beach-tag-1-steph-ackerman

Mesh was also spritzed then adhered to the left corner.  I also added several sizes of art stones as well as some sea shells created from Makin's Clay for dimension.


Once dry, I spritzed additional colors of inks to give the tag more life.  In the center of the tag, I added more art stones.


I stamped and colored a Prima doll stamp, fussy cut her and added her to the tag with foam adhesives.


Isn't she sweet?


Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies used:  Prima stamp; Prima Art Stones, Makin's Clay mold and clay, spray inks

Beach Wood XL Word Frame

Hello!  Summer is officially here which means warm weather and vacations!  Today I'm sharing one of the Wood XL Word Frames that are perfect for home decor!  For my project, I  used the Beach Wood XL Word Frame and I'm going to show you a tutorial on how I  achieved my end result!


All Wood XL Word Frames are cut from birch and can be painted, stamped, inked, or covered with paper (or a mixture of all the above!). I  love using chalk paint on the birch because it dries quickly and it allows the wood grain to show through. I  applied a light coat of mint green chalk paint allowing some of the bare wood to show through.  


I  set aside the main part of the frame to dry and so I  could complete my next step.  The flip flop portion of the frame has wood cut out that  you can embellish. I  used Distress Stain in Evergreen Fir to color the wood. It soaks right into the birch and a little goes a long way!


I  then added Beacon Zip Dry to the top of the cut out and applied a turquoise glitter.  I  thought the flip flops needed some bling!  


Using the 6 Inch Shiplap Mascil, I  applied white acrylic paint to the word portion of the frame. I  thought it needed a little extra because the chalk paint looked a little flat. 


Each of the frames are approximately 5x7 inches and I  covered each with bright patterned paper. After adhering my photos to the wood, I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere the frames. I  then used coordinating stickers and chipboard to accent my photos. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the XL Wood Frames in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, stickers: Simple Stories; paint: Plaid, DecoArt; glitter: Stampendous; adhesive: Beacon; Distress Stain: Ranger. 

Create An Altered Steampunk Chipboard Wall Hanging


Greetings to you Steampunk fans!  Today I am excited to share this project I created using Clear Scraps 6x6 Regular Album.  I chose to just use 1 page for the album and turn in into a wall hanging! 

Start by painting your chipboard album piece with paint. 


Lay Clear Scraps 6 inch Gears Stencil over dry painted chipboard.


Using Distress Inks, Ink over stencil.


Spray with acrylic sealer to seal distress inks.

Separate Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment from frame (hint: save frame for a future project!) 


Paint Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment white paint.  When dry spray with Glimmer Mist. Attach to altered chipboard when dry. 


Cut Merfolk and title block from patterned paper.  Ink chipboard saying to coordinate.  Add all to the chipboard to finish! 

I hope this project inspires you to get creative!







Supplies used

Clear Scraps 6x6 Regular Album

Clear Scraps 6 inch Gears Stencil

Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment

Tattered Angels High Impact paint - Rose Gold, White

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist -Red Tipped Rose

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea papers

ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever 


Tim Holtz Chipboard

Distress Inks




Clear Scraps & Stampendous: Square Mini DIY Pallet Shape

Hello! Jennifer here to continue our cross promotion with Stampendous!  I  created a fun wall hanging with the Square Mini DIY Pallet Shape and a favorite photo of my kids and niece at the zoo when they were little. 


I  began by coloring the wood with Distress Stain in Mustard Seed yellow.  The stain works great on the birch wood and you do not need much for good coverage. 


Then using the Fern Background Stamp from Stampendous and StazOn in black, I  stamped a random pattern onto the wood pallet.  I  didn't worry about the images being perfect or if they overlapped. I  chose StazOn because I  did not want my ink to interact with the Distress Stain plus I  thought I  would get a better stamped image. 


Here is a close up of the stamping! I  love how it turned out! 


I  then added my photo as well as the stamped giraffe and sentiment included in the Stampendous set.  Using a small amount of Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I   added glitter to the giraffe's spots and the bottom of the leaves.  


Thank you for stopping by and hope you have been inspired this week with all of the fun projects!  Come back tomorrow as we have two more projects from the team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Simple Stories; Distress Stain:  Ranger;  ink: Tsuneiko; punch: Marvy Uchida; ribbon: May Arts; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; markers: Chameleon; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; stamps, dies, glitter: Stampendous. 

Creating a Mini Wall Hanging with Clear Scraps and Stampendous Stamps


Greetings!   Chris here and I am super "WILD" about sharing this project I created for the Stampendous and Clear Scraps team up!  This is a project featuring my mischievous son at the awesome age of 2!  You remember that age.  This was from the trip where he squished dead minnows in his hands and chased his bigger sisters around the inside of the boat while my and dad tried to fish!

To create this project I started with my Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card.  White-wash the blank card.


Stamp Texture stamp from the Stampendous Cling Wild Texture Rubber Stamp using a brown Archival Ink.  (I just love how the wood grains shows through the texture stamp.)


Stamp two lions with the Stampendous Lion Cling Rubber Stamps and cut using the coordinating die set.  Color lion as desired.


Cut a 3 1/2 inch circle from cardboard or chipboard to use as your photo backing. Cut your photo to  a 3 1/2 inch circle and add to backing. 


Cut Frame from Green Card stock and "square off" to use as the photo frame.  Cut an extra "frame" and cut away grass and leaves to be used on project. 

Add photo and lion and leaves.  Create  and add banner by masking the "Have" portion of the stamp set greeting.  Add jute bows and hanger to finish! 


I hope you enjoyed this project!

Products used:

Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card

Stampendous Lion Cling Rubber Stamps And Cutting Dies Set

Stampendous Wild Texture stamp

Tattered Angels Color Wash

Green Card Stock

Brown Archival Ink



Wooden Baby Banner with Clear Scraps & Stampendous

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a cute wooden banner that's perfect for baby showers or birthday parties or even to hang in your little one's nursery.  The banners from Clear Scraps can be customized in tons of ways, and I chose to paint and embellish mine with some adorable stamped images from Stampendous.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Main

I started by painting my wooden banner shapes with purple and pink acrylic paint, alternating colors between each pennant.  Once dry, I laid the Wild Texture Rubber Stamp face up on my work surface, applied white acrylic paint to it using a sponge brush, and pressed each pennant on top to give it tons of wild texture.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Left

After stringing the pennants on some white organza ribbon, I started to embellish the banner.  First, I cut letters to spell out the name in gold glitter cardstock using my electronic cutting machine and adhered them to the pennants using strong liquid adhesive.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Right

Next, I stamped the leaf and elephant images from the Elephant Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock and colored them in soft colors with Copic markers.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Detail

After cutting the images out using the coordinating dies, I adhered them to my pennants using foam adhesive. An elephant was placed at each end of the banner while a set of leaves was adhered just under the ribbon on each pennant. 

I hope you enjoyed this cute wooden banner project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you customize the banner shapes for your next party?

~ Annie

Additional products used: Wild Texture Rubber Stamp from Stampendous, Elephant Rubber Stamp Set from Stampendous, white, pink, and purple acrylic paint, white cardstock, black ink, Copic markers, gold glitter cardstock, electronic cutting machine, white organza ribbon

Paws Mini Album by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and this month Clear Scraps has teamed up with Stampendous.


I've used the Paws Wood Card to create a mini album.  Inking the Stampendous Cling Wild Texture Rubber Stamp with brown and black inks, I stamped both sides of the wood card.  At 6" x 6", this Stampendous collage background stamp was perfect to completely cover the wood panels.


Cutting papers 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" I created the pages for the album.


To finish the front cover, I used the Giraffe Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies Set.  


Die cutting the savannah setting from green cardstock, I further die cut it into a circle to add to the front of the album.  The sweet giraffe was then stamped with black ink, die cut and added atop the savannah setting.  The phrase was added off center.


Adding rings to the album, I tied strips of burlap.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies used:  Stampendous Stamps and Dies; Imagine inks, burlap


Patriotic Shaker Wand

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Main

Hi again!  It's Annie, and today I'm getting you ready for those Memorial Day parades and picnics with this fun patriotic shaker wand.  I have two young kids who love parades, so this is a great little project to get them excited about those summer events.  Since it's a fairly simple project, it's also a great way to get them involved in crafts too.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Painting

Start by painting one chip form from the Mini Shaker Star with navy blue acrylic paint.  Then paint a ¼" wooden dowel with red acrylic paint.  Allow both to dry fully.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Paper

Using the chip back in the mini shaker kit, trace the star shape onto some patriotic patterned paper and then trim the shape out with scissors.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams - Shaker

Adhere the patterned paper to the chip back with liquid adhesive and then adhere two of the chip forms on top with more glue.  Pour red, white, and blue sequins into the star shaker.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Assembled Shaker

Peel off the protective film from the acrylic divider and carefully adhere it on top using strong adhesive (I chose red liner tape) to enclose the sequins in the shaker.  Then, adhere the painted chip form on top.  Carefully paint the back and edges of the assembled star shaker with navy blue paint to give it a nice finish.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Adhere Rod

Adhere the wooden rod to the back of the star shaker with a little hot glue.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Assembled

Add streamers of red, white, and blue satin ribbon to the rod and then tie a big bow out of patriotic ribbon directly beneath the shaker element to embellish.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Kids

These wands are quick are easy to make, so you can mass produce them for a picnic or let the kids make their own.  With tons of mini shaker shapes to choose from, this is a project that works for almost every holiday too!  Which holiday and shaker shape would you choose?

~ Annie

Additional products used: ¼" wooden dowel, red and navy blue acrylic paint, patterned paper, red, white and blue satin ribbon, gingham ribbon, red liner tape, liquid adhesive, hot glue gun

Acrylic Box by Clear Scraps

Hello Everyone!  Design team member Kim Cornwell here to share my design team project.  I have altered this lovely Acrylic Box.  I love boxes and this one was perfect for my desk to hold just about anything.


Assembling this box was so simple to do.  I used glossy accents and hot glue to keep the box together.  I covered it with pattern paper which is double sided so it even looks nice on the inside.  I inked the edges of all the paper with distress ink.  Once assembled I wrapped some black lace around the whole box.  I then added some flat back pearls to embellish the lace.


I then decorated the top of the box.  I added a paper doily, some flowers and a pearl spray that I cut up.  For finishing touchs I added a string of pearls around the bottom of the box and some wooded feet.


This box is a perfect addition to my desk.  

Thanks for stopping!

Kim Cornwell

Create Your Own Personal Phone Stand


I just love the Clear Scraps phone stands!  I love that I can personalize them to fit the phone owner's style! I created this one for myself!  Because sometimes your have to spoil yourself too!   

I started my creation process with Clear  Scraps Regular Phone Stand.  The phone stand is acrylic, so you can create on the underside and all the awesome shows through! 


The transparency of the acrylic also allows you to select the "perfect" part of your papers to frame.  After I selected the perfect area of my papers, I traced and cut the phone stand out.   I cut the sentiment out and inked all the edges. 


Adhere the sentiment and some inked paper flowers onto the "paper" phone stand.


Using a glue that dries clear, adhere to phone stand.  


   Here is another close up of the finished project.


I hope you are inspired to get creative!  these would make perfect gifts for teachers, or even your recent graduate! 

Amazing Grace

Hello and happy Friday! It's Jennifer to share a home decor project I  created with some of the new Clear Scraps products!  I  love working with the Medium Pallet Shapes and new Stencils!


Starting with the Plaque Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I  applied brown acrylic paint to the surface.  Adding a bit of water to your paint will result in a faux stain finish as the birch wood accepts the paint nicely! 


Here is the end result of the paint/water technique!  I   love the look of it as well as how the grain of the wood is highlighted! 


I  wanted to add a little bit of accent to my pallet with the 4x6 Butterfly Flock Stencil.  I  lined it up underneath the Farmhouse Stencil to ensure I  would not overlap my images. Using some washi tape from my stash helped to block off the area I  wanted to use.


With a small spatula, I  applied a light coat of modeling paste to both sides of my pallet.  You can allow to air dry or using a heat gun will hurry things along.  


Once my paste was dry, I  applied yellow Distress Oxide ink to the surface. I  allowed some of the white of the modeling paste to show through as well.  


Here is the end result of the modeling paste and stencil.  It isn't perfect but I  think when using mixed media it doesn't have to be! 


Lastly, I   secured my Amazing Grace Farmhouse Stencil to the front the pallet with washi tape. Using a foam paint brush I  carefully applied black acrylic paint using a "dabbing" motion.  I  wanted to be sure I  did not have bleeding underneath my stencil.  I  admit I  wasn't thrilled with how my painting turned out but sometimes its trial and error. 


I  also added hand punched butterflies to accent my pallet using both patterned paper and vellum.  I  then used my hole punch at the top left and right panels of the pallet so I  could add a fun buffalo plaid ribbon to hang my creation!  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Hope this inspires you to work with some of the new Pallet Shapes and stencils! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, sticker: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt; ink: Ranger; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; pearl accents: Jolee; punches: Martha Stewart; misc: buttons, ribbon.






Mixable Sassy Album

Happy May Day Clear Scraps family! Today I'm sharing the versatile Mixable Sassy 8x8 Album.

This album is mixed with three acrylic pages and two chipboard pages. I started by printing off pattern paper I found in Silhouette Studio. The mermaid paper was perfect for my granddaughters birthday theme party she had recently.


On each acrylic page I adhered the pattern paper using Ranger matte medium to the backside of the acrylic.

SassyAlbum2_LeahCroweBy adhering the paper underneath the acrylic it leaves the topside shiny.
I used enamel paint on the acrylic pages by creating dot accents. It dries quick and is an easy embellishment that adds a nice touch.

I printed some photos off in 4x6 and 2x3" to add to the album.


I just have to give you a close up of Grandma's little mermaid. Isn't she sweet?

Too bad she didn't leave the headband on very long. lol
Celebrating her first birthday was a blast, and adding the moments into Clear Scraps Sassy 8x8 album made it so easy.

Cake was om nom nom delicious. :)

The last two pages I left room for her mommy to add more photos of her choice.

SassyAlbum6_LeahCroweI bound the album together using Book Rings, which you could then add ribbon or anything to brighten it up more.

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps: Mixable 8x8 Sassy Album; Book Rings
Cardstock: Recollections; Pattern Paper: Silhouette Studio
Maggies Holmes Ephimera, Puffy Stickers, American Craft Stickers,
Prima & The Paper Studio Flowers
Shimelle Wood Buttons
Wendy Vecchi Enamel
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Silhouette Studio File: 265234


Create Your Own Altered Acrylic Clipboard


Greetings from beneath the sea!  Today I am excited to share my altered Scalloped Clipboard.  Rather than creating a office usable clipboard, I choose to turn my clipboard into a piece of art!  I chose to make good use of the transparency of the acrylic clipboard by decorating both the under and top sides of clipboard! You can see the dimension it creates!


Start by gluing the glitter card stock on the under side of clip board.   Be sure to use a clear adhesive when gluing on the under side of clipboard.  (note: you will need a strong adhesive to adhere the glitter card stock)


Adhere border strip on top side of clip board.


Create 3 - dimensional mermaid focal point by fussy cutting layers of mermaid papers. 


Adhere to clipboard and embellish with stickles.  Add title block to finish clipboard.  

You can see below how my Altered Clipboard Sparkles!!!!!



Thanks for checking in!