Give Thanks Jumbo Wood Tag

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer here to share one of the new Clear Scraps products released this past summer! I love all of the wood home decor pieces especially this time of year!  I  used the Jumbo Scallop Wood Tag to create this fun, fall door hanger.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used!  


I  began by painting my tag with brown acrylic paint. I  did not apply more than one coat as I  wanted the grain of the wood to show through.  That is one of the many nice qualities about the birch wood is that it accept the paint very well.  


Next, using washi tape, I secured the Give Thanks 6x16 Farmhouse Stencil to the top of my tag. I  selected white metallic paste to apply with a spatula.  I  was sure to add a thin layer ensuring to smooth with the spatula as I  went. 


Here is the end result of my metallic paste + stencil! It's not perfect and that's ok.  I  always feel like its a learning process when using the stencils.  


After drying, I  used a sanding tool to rough the edges of my tag to give a distressed look. All Jumbo Tags include a rope for hanging however, I  used my own fall colored ribbon as well as added some floral sprigs. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all things new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: DecoArt; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; misc: ribbon, floral sprigs.

Autumn Tags by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using several tags from the Chipboard Tag Album.  This album has 4 different shaped tags so I chose to use 2 of them to create a set of Autumn  tags.


Place the tags on pattern paper and trace around them.  Cut and adhere the paper to the tags,  then ink them with brown ink.


For the November tag, cut the November panel and ink with brown ink.  Mat with cardstock and center it on the tag.


Select assorted embellishments, mat each and add to the tag.  Add  a pattern paper strip across the tag.  Stamp the phrase and add to center of tag.

Repeat for the Autumn tag, but add a panel of burlap between the layers.  Wrap twine around the tag and add it to the tag with foam adhesives. 
Stamp and die cut the same phrase.  Add to the center of the tag.


Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Graphic 45 pattern paper, Stamplistic Stamp, Imagine Ink, Whiskers Graphic Twine, Spellbinders Dies

Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags -- Happy To Be Haunting

Hey there everyone!  Who's excited for fall?  Do you love fall crafting?

Laura here, and I've got to say, fall is my favorite time for crafting!

I'm here today to share a fun home decor project for Halloween!

It was created using the new Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags.

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This project uses the scallop wood tag.  Love that little extra detail

at the top!  It's like all the wonderful wood items from Clear Scraps,

limited only by your imagination!  This one I painted with orange

acrylic paint, then brushed the edges of the tag with black acrylic paint.

After this dried, I used the new Clear Scraps 4x6 Oct 31st stencil.

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You can use washi tape to hold the stencil in place, and then

sponge on your paint.  The black acrylic really pops against the

orange paint on the tag, and fits perfectly on the tag right below

the little ghost pallet shape!  How cute is that little ghostie?!!

She's new from Clear Scraps too, of course!

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It's the Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape from Clear Scraps!

Just painted up with white acrylic paint, and then added a

cute face.  I'm not the best at hand I just found

a printable on the computer, cut it out, glued it on, and done!

I added a few stickers and scraps of paper, journal boxes, etc, to

add pops of color and texture, using some foam tape to pop up.

To finish it off I added a bunch of Halloween ribbons, some tulle,

and the nice heavy duty cord....that one actually comes with the tag!

Make sure to check out the Clear Scraps store to find a bunch of

these great DIY Pallets in all sorts of shapes to get your creative

juices flowing and give you ideas for all your home decor projects!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Jumbo Wood Tags - Scallop

Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape, 4x6 Oct 31st stencil

Other:  Bella Blvd Sweet and Spooky, acrylic paint--black,

white, orange, black cardstock, adhesive, foam tape, ribbon.


"dream Big" Tag Cork Board

Thanks for joining me for today's project!

I am in love with this extra large tag cork board!

Let me take you through the steps on how I created it!

I have used the Jumbo Wood Tag, and the "dream Big" XL Script Wood Quote.


I started out by painting the extra large tag with this beautiful sage green paint.

I painted the "dream Big" Wood Quote with some gray/brown paint to make the word pop.


I attached the "dream Big" wood quote to the top of the Large Tag.

I then added the cork to the bottom of the tag.


I embellished it with some brads, flowers, crystal stems, and pearls from my stash.


To finish it off I tied the large cord into knots to hang it.


This is perfect to leave little notes or reminders on.

Visit Clear Scraps Store and pick up this large tag and word piece and create one for yourself!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)

Autumn Thank You Card

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this bright autumn thank you card using chipboard embellishments and stencils from the Clear Scraps shop.  What I love most about stencils is their versatility...and sometimes you can find some pretty unique uses for them!

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Painting Trees

I started by painting the Oak Trees Chipboard Embellishments with yellow, orange, red, and brown acrylic paints.  Rather than paint too much detail onto these pieces, I simply pounced a small flat paint brush full of paint over the shape with different colors until I was satisfied with the results.

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Inking Background

Next I applied three blue shades of Distress Oxide inks over a 5" x 7" panel of white cardstock with a foam ink blending tool until I had a smooth ombre effect as shown.  

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stenciling Clouds

I wanted to create wispy cloud shapes but didn't have a stencil with the right look...until I realized that the 6" Pine Trees stencil looked just like wispy clouds when I turned it on its side!  I dabbed a damp baby wipe through two of the tree shapes onto the inked background panel to create faint white cloud images in the sky.

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Diecut Hill

The hillside was die cut from some green cardstock with a wavy border die.  I added speckles of orange and yellow paint to the die-cut under where I knew I would be placing my trees to give the ground a beginning-of-autumn feel.

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The last detail was a small flag of white cardstock that I stamped a thank you sentiment on using orange ink.

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

To assemble the card, I adhered the inky background to a 5" x 7" white card base using tape runner and popped the sentiment and grassy hillside up on top using foam adhesive.  The trees were then tucked into the hillside and adhered with liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed this bright autumn thank you card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  There are tons of stencils to choose from in the Clear Scraps shop...what are some unique ways that you've used yours?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white and green cardstock; yellow, orange, red, and brown acrylic paints; Distress Oxide inks; wavy border die; sentiment stamp; orange ink; adhesive; baby wipes

Tis the Season to Sparkle Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using the new 4x6 stencil - Sparkle.  This stencil is the perfect size for cards so I've used it to take center stage.


Using Rinea Foiled Papers, I taped the stencil in place.  Using a spackle knife and modeling paste, I covered the stencil.


I removed the stencil immediately so I could create a second card.  Don't they look amazing?


Putting aside the panels to dry overnight, I created my cards. 

I used some papers from my stash and added ribbon across the center.

The panels were matted with cardstock then added to the cards with foam adhesives for dimension.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Papers, cardstock, pattern paper, ribbon, modeling paste


Thankful Card Set using Twig Leaves Stencil

Thanks for joining me for today's project.

I have created these super cute and very easy card set.

I have used the Twig Leaves 6x6 Stencil to make these lovely napkin cards.


I started out with a kraft cardstock for a base.  I used the stencil on some cream colored cardstock

using distress inks in 3 different colored inks.

It gave a very nice background to my cards.

I continued by taking some napkins and decoupaging then to some cream colored cardstock.


I trimmed them down and added them to some kraft colored cardstock.

I popped this layer up on some foam tape to give them dimension.

I inked all layers with distress ink.

I added some nuvo drops to the bottom right of each corner.

The inside of the card is just as lovely.


I used a strip of the napkin again to add some decoration to the inside.

I decoupaged it again to some cream colored cardstock and then fussy cut them out.

Thanks for joining me and hope you give these cards a try.

Kim :)


Mixed Media Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a set of mixed media cards.


Last month, I created a mixed media project using the 6" Shiplap and 6" Wood Grain stencils. Rather than clean the stencils immediately, I turned them over and rubbed the excess modeling paste onto cardstock releasing the remaining modeling paste. Then I cleaned the stencils.  It may look like a mess, but follow along as I show you how I created my cards.


I cut the panels into 5 1/2" squares then added color with spray inks. After spraying each color I heat set the color before spraying the next color. 


Once I liked the colors, the panels were matted with white cardstock and wrapped with white ribbon before being added to the cards.


Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut cardstock elements for the card.


Joy Clair stamps were used for the center of the card.


The elements were added to the card with foam adhesives.


Congratulations was added to the ribbon on each card with a paper tagger.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies used:  Imagine Crafts Fireworks Shimmery Spray Ink; Spellbinders dies; May Arts ribbon; Joy Clair stamps

Every Moment Matters Wall Hanging


Happy September!   Where oh where is this year going!   It is flying by!  I decided to create this little reminder that every moments matters.   I love our family vacations where its just us (well,  and sometimes lots of crowds depending on where we go).  Limited work (as hubby and I sometimes still have to take work calls) and no school, just lots of time with just us.  

I created this wall hanging using Clear Scraps   new " Every Moment Matters" XL wood quote and Jumbo Scallop Wood Tag.  


Normally When I get new product, I have to think on it to decide what I want to create.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do this time. 

Start by staining or color washing your wood tag and let dry. 


Color wash or stain XL quote. 

Add clips in number and layout desired. 

Add your favorite photos to finish! Be sure to check out all the New Products at Clear Scraps! 

Cupcake Wood Card~

Hi, Connie here with a Cupcake Wood Card, by Clear Scraps.  Perfect for birthdays or it would go awesome with a dozen cupcakes.  I'm sure you would agree~

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These wood cards are fun to create and so super cute!!  This one was painted and pattern paper was adhered to the inside of the card.  The pattern paper shows through the cutout cupcake, that you see on the front of the wood card.  Stickers and stamps were used to decorate the front of the card.   My crop-a-dile was used, to punch holes in the wood, so  ribbon could  be used, to tie the card together. 

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I used a "Happy Birthday" sticker on the inside of the card.  The outside and inside were splattered with orange acrylic paint to complete the finished card. 

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Clear Scraps has nine different designs of the wood cards.  Check them out here~

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Easy Plaid Christmas Cards

Easy Plaid Christmas Cards by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to help you get started early on quick and easy Christmas cards using lots of stencils from the Clear Scraps shop.  These are a great solution if you have tons of Christmas cards to make or are just short on time this year!

Easy Plaid Christmas Cards by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Plaid Background

I started by trimming pieces of green and pink cardstock to 4" x 6".  Then I laid the Plaid Stencil on top and applied blue or red hybrid ink through the stencil using a foam ink blending tool.  I used a combination of pouncing and swirling motions to get a thick and even coating of ink.

Easy Plaid Christmas Cards by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stenciled Sentiments

Once dry, I secured the Comfort & Joy stencil over top of my red/green plaid background and the Sparkle stencil over top of my pink/blue plaid background.  Using a palette knife, I applied a thick coat of gold or white glitter gel through each stencil.  I removed each stencil as soon as I had smoothed the gel evenly across the sentiment and placed it in some warm, soapy water to clean.

Easy Plaid Christmas Cards by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Assemble

Allow each card front to dry completely and then mat it with either gold or silver metallic cardstock.  Wrap gold or silver metallic ribbon around two corners of the panels and adhere them to a white top-folding 4.5" x 6.5" card base with foam adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Christmas card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With tons of different holiday stencils to choose from in the Clear Scraps store, you can find the perfect design to make mass-producing cards fun this year!

~ Annie

Additional products used: pink, green, gold, silver, and white cardstock; Tumbled Glass and Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink; ink blending tools; Gold and White Glitz Glitter Gel; gold and silver metallic ribbon; foam adhesive; tape runner


"Hello" Cards using Grass Stencil

Hi everyone!

Thanks for joining me today for these really simple cards.

I have created these cards using the new 4x6 Grass Stencil.


I love trying new things.  I really like trying to create something that is unique.

Today I have this unique cards.

I wanted to show how versatile the stencils can be.

You can use them with any medium.

Today I used some distress ink.

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I used my inking tool to add variations of the ink to my cardstock.

In some places I inked a little more and other a little less, to give the grass 

definition.  I then cut the cardstock down and added some foam tape to the back

to pop it up off the mat underneath.


I finished the cards with a simple "hello" sentiment on some cream colored

cardstock, backed with craft, that I cut into a flag banner on one end.

I inked all the layers with distress ink to make it pop.

I hope you give these cards a try!

Thanks, Kim :)

Jumbo Wood Tag by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a super cute JUMBO Tag and it is wood, too!  What a cute idea by Clear Scraps.  I added a wood quote, to decorate the wood tag,  along with some acrylic paint, paper and a border stencil by Clear Scraps.   This will be hanging on my door soon!!

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The tag was painted and then sanded, for that distressed look that I so love.   The "You got this" quote was painted and then sanded lightly.   The checkered border stencil was added to the bottom of the tag, using white acrylic paint.  Ivy was added in random spots on the tag.  I wanted to define the tag shape by adding the tag reinforcement with pink cardstock.  That  was created using a small circle punch and then the hole punch for the center.  Paint splatters were added to the finished tag.

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The quote was adhered to the Jumbo Wood Tag with Beacon 527.
Great project, for the teen in your home, to create a custom room door tag. 
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

A trio of bat cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a trio of bat cards.


Using the new 4 x 6 Bat Swirl Stencil, I created 3 different cards.


This first panel is a splatter background and I used the stencil with white ink and then embossed with black embossing powder.


The panel was matted with black cardstock and placed on an orange card. 

Happy Halloween was stamped and embossed, die cut and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


For the orange panel, I used white ink and black ink with the stencil.


The panel was matted with black cardstock and wrapped with twine before adhering to the card.

Happy Fall was stamped and die cut then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


For the black panel, I flipped the stencil , used white ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.


The panel was matted with pattern paper and then wrapped with twine before being added to an orange card.

A tag was created from cardstock and slipped behind the twine.  Happy Halloween was stamped and added to the card with foam adhesives.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Imagine Ink and embossing powder, Joy Clair Stamps, twine

Butterfly Send it Clear Card

Happy Day, friends!
Leah here with you today sharing this beautiful Butterfly Send it Clear Card.

I recently had the need to create a sympathy card and wanted to do so without it saying, "With Sympathy." I just wanted to let them know they are loved and would convey my sympathy in words inside the card. I wanted it to be pretty and the first thing I thought of was Clear Scraps line of Send it Clear Cards. They are so lovely and perfect for any occasion!

Here's a close up of the butterfly.

The card comes with two front interlocking panels, which you adhere to the back panel. I love how interactive they are!
Here is how it looks opened revealing the inside.
Another unique aspect is the envelope that comes with the card. It is also clear and allows you to see the card through the envelope.
I placed a pretty sticker on the front as well as one on the back of the envelope.
Have you created with the Send it Clear Cards?
Show us on our facebook page, we would love to see your creativity!

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps Butterfly Send it Clear Card
American Crafts Pattern Paper
Maggie Holmes Stickers & Ephemera
Distress Oxide
Beacons 3-in-1 Glue
Basic Grey Fiber