Clear Scraps Bulb DIY Pallet Shape -- Truckloads of Merry

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share an adorable

home decor project.  It's fun and easy to create, and would make

a great addition to your home, or a friend's, if you choose to gift it!


It starts with the base of one of Clear Scraps awesome pallet shapes,

the Bulb DIY Medium Pallet Shape.  If you haven't taken the plunge

and tried one of these, you are really missing out!  Fun to create, and

best yet....they are a GREAT way to use up extras you might have

after you scrapbook with a collection kit or embellishments. 


I traced the ornament/bulb shape onto the snowflake paper, cut out

the pieces, inked the edges with brown ink, then glued to the pallet

shape.  Then I painted up that cute little truck and the word Christmas.

Did you know Clear Scraps has amazing chipboard?  You can find the

 Old Truck Chipboard Embellishment in the store along with so many others!

The word Christmas is one of many choices in the Clear Scraps store to create

scrapbook pages, or any project.  You can find all the different options HERE.

The Christmas Chipboard Word Title used on this project, you can find HERE


Since I used paper to cover the ornament, I decided to stick with

the paper look and traced out the top onto a piece of cardstock.  To add

just that extra little touch, I tied a bow with a bit of burlap ribbon and some

red and white twine.  The word Merry and the holly and snowflakes are those

"leftovers" from another project.  Great to use up those little bits that you

have when you complete other projects.  I love to use up all of a kit or

set of embellishments, and this is a great way to do that!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hope you are inspired to try creating your own Clear Scraps DIY

Pallet projects.  They are so much fun!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Bulb DIY Medium Pallet Shape,

Christmas Chipboard Word Shape,

Old Truck Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Christmas paper and embellishments,

adhesive, ribbon, twine, red, black and brown

acrylic paint, Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Present Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone and welcome back!

Today I am sharing this super cute idea with you all.

Not sure what to make with some of those chipboard embellishments.

Well here is a super easy idea.


Gift card holders!!  That's right a gift card holder.

Let me walk you through what I have created!

I started out with the Present Chipboard Embellishment.


As soon as I saw this I knew it would be perfect for this project.

I started out by painting the chipboard piece with white paint.

I let that dry and then I painted on my snow-tex to give it

some dimension.  For a pop of color I added a red poinsettia.


I used some pattern paper to create the pocket to hold the card.

I used a scalloped circle punch to punch a spot to be able to grab the gift card.

I adhered the pocket to the back of the chipboard embellishment.


What I really like about this project is after you use the gift card, you can

turn this into an ornament for your tree!

Just think about putting this on your tree and then handing it to someone

as their gift!  Its the perfect little project for anyone!

Thanks for stopping and see you in the next project!

Kim :)


Creating Acrylic Cards with Chipboard Embellishments

Hello friends and happy December! Christmas time is upon us and if you like to create your own holiday cards, then this post is for you!  Clear Scraps has released many adorable new Chipboard Shape Embellishments that are the perfect size for cards. Today, I'm going to show you three cards I  created along with techniques!


First up, I  used the new Star Bulb Chipboard Embellishments that are one of my new favorites!  I  began with kraft cardstock as my background, then adhered a cut down piece of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.


On my chipboard, I  used red chalk paint and black acrylic paint to color the bulbs and stems of the ornaments.


I  then used embossing ink and powder to add sparkle to the red portions of the chipboard.


Using different sizes of circle punches, I  adhered patterns from the collection I  used to the front of the acrylic as well as directly on the kraft background. This is a great way to add dimension and layers to your project! 


I  stamped my sentiment at the bottom right corner of the kraft to allow it to show through the acrylic.  


For my second card, I  used the new Candy Canes Chipboard Embellishments. I  used the same technique as in my first card with the acrylic paint, embossing ink, and powder. I  love how the glitter red embossing powder looks on the chipboard! 




For my acrylic piece, I  applied StazOn Opaque using a dauber and the 4x6 Snowflake Stencil.  I  also added ink around the edges of my acrylic to give it a "frosted" look. 





My last card isn't exactly Christmas per say but I thought the Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment would make a cute gift card. I  actually covered the main portion with patterned paper and white cardstock to recreate a certain popular coffee cup! The smaller "java jacket" I  left bare and embellished with a cute buffalo plaid sentiment sticker. 


I  used adhesive dots to affix my gift card to look like it was sticking out of the top of the Coffee Mug.  I  also stamped a sentiment underneath as well as added a chipboard heart. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Chipboard Embellishments by visiting the Clear Scraps shop! Don't forget Clear Scraps is running a special for Cyber Week! You can receive 15% off by using coupon code THANKFUL15 at checkout (ends December 6th). Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, buttons: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill;  ink, embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder, journal pen, mini wood clothespin: American Crafts; punches: Fiskars, Paper Shapers, EK Success; stamps: Catslife Press, October Afternoon, Paper Studio; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb;  misc: twine

XL Vintage Christmas Truck

Happy Holidays Clear Scraps family! We're in the home stretch of the year and holiday season. Today I'm sharing this super fabulous XL Vintage Wood Truck that I turned into a Christmas decoration for my home.


The most challenging part of this whole creation to me was painting the tires on there. Don't look too closely, painting is not my thing (I do wish it were my thing though!)

The chipboard tall trees were the perfect embellishment on the side of the truck.


The most fun part of creating this was the extra-large Christmas tree in the back of the truck.


I printed out a tree and roughly traced it onto a plain sheet of 12x12 acrylic, then cut it out and adhered pattern paper behind the acrylic. I then embellished it and adhered it to the truck with hot glue. I cut away the excess part of the tree so it wouldn't show near the back tire.

I then added our surname in a cute alphabet and added some floral embellishments and trim.


This looks amazing in our home! It would also make a wonderful gift for your non crafty friends all decorated and done up just right.


See you soon, friends!

Leah Crowe

Clear Scraps Shaker -- Santa Shaker Ornament

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today, and I hope

you are having a wonderful November!  With all of the

early cold and snow here in the Midwest, it feels like

Christmas is already in the air!  Do you make gifts,

home decor and ornaments for the holidays?

I've got a pretty ornament to share with you today

that you can make for your tree, or as a gift!


Clear Scraps has so many shaker shapes you can use to create

cards, ornaments, you name it!  Only limit is your imagination!

Want to check out all the fun shapes?  You can find them all

in the store HERE. For this ornament, I used the Circle Shaker.

The top frame is painted black, and I used a cute snowflake

pattern pretty paper on the base layer.  Just trace it onto your

paper of choice, cut it out, and glue to the base piece....easy peasy!

I added the Clear Scraps Winter Sequin mix to the shaker, then

glued all the pieces together.  But what is that piece on the top?


The ornament that is glued to the top of the shaker is the

Clear Scraps X-mas Swirl Bulb Chipboard Embellishment.

It's painted with red and gray acrylic paint, then after it

dried I went over the surface with a glitter glue to give it

some sparkle.  A twine bow is a cute finishing touch, then

it's glued to the front surface of the shaker.  I could have

left the back plain, but, I love to decorate so I added

a little simple Santa scene to the back of the ornament.


Just a couple of stickers, some foam tape and a few enamel dots.

And to create the hanger for the ornament, I glued twine around the

edge of the ornament leaving extra so I could knot it at the top

and create a loop to use as a hanger.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Shaker Ornament, Winter Sequins,

X-mas Swirl Bulb Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  black, red and gray acrylic paint, glitter glue,

twine, glue, foam tape, Echo Park I Love Christmas

patterned paper and stickers.

Imagine Star Canvas

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing a mixed media canvas using the Chipboard word title - Imagine - as well as the Mini Wood Pallet Star as the focal elements.


Using a paint pour technique, I created the background of my 6" x 6" canvas.


Once dry, I added modeling paste through the Brick Wall Stencil in 2 corners.


Placing the Shattered Glass Stencil on the chipboard word, I sprayed it with a craft spray.


The Star Pallet was painted with gold paint.  I built up the canvas by adding burlap, ticket stubs and a clip to hold them together.  The Star Pallet was then placed on top.


The chipboard word was placed on the star pallet then it was surrounded with flower buds and leaves in assorted sizes.


Imagine what you can create with these products at your fingertips!

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies used:  Plaid Paint; Imagine Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray; Petaloo Flowers;modeling paste; Burlap; ticket stubs


Clear Scraps Pumpkin DIY Medium Pallet -- Hello Fall Pumpkin

Hello all!  Who is enjoying their fall crafting?

Are you making some beautiful fall gifts or home decor?

Laura here with you all today, and I've got a super cute

little pumpkin project that is perfect for your own decor,

or it would make a great hostess gift to take along if someone

else is hosting Thanksgiving or any other fall gathering!


Isn't it a cutie?  This starts with the Clear Scraps Pumpkin DIY

Medium Pallet.  LOVE this shape!  Would make a great project for

Halloween too....I'll keep that one in the memory bank for next year!

I used orange acrylic paint for most of the base, but I left the stem.


In the pic you can see I filled in the stem with green for some

contrast.  I also added a little bow with a textured ribbon and

some twine.  You can see the pallet slat behind the pumpkin

peeking out in the natural wood.  You can use a brush and paint

that right up, but it's fun to mix it up and give a little different

look sometimes.  I like to leave that bit of the raw wood showing.

After everything was all painted up and dried, I started to decorate.


To put the paper on to meet the curved edges of the pumpkin,

I started with about a 2" by 8&1/2" piece of striped patterned paper,

so a little longer than I wanted, inked it, then glued it down on the

pallet, and trimmed the edges to fit the curve of the pumpkin.  I did

the same with the strip of cardstock and contrasting patterned paper.

 Then I added a 3x4 journal card, and some chipboard and stickers

in layers to finish off the project.  Cute, simple, quick, and a

perfect little thank you gift, or a nice piece of decor for your table.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hope you are enjoying all the fabulous inspiration this month!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Pumpkin DIY Medium Pallet Shape

Other:  Carta Bella Fall Market collection, orange and

green acrylic paint, Walnut Stain Distress Ink,

foam tape, glue, ribbon, twine.

Pumpkin Shaker Magnet - Hello Fall

Hi everyone!

Today I have a simple but super cute project to share.

I love the small shakers that Clear Scraps carries!!

Today I have used the small Pumpkin Shaker.


But I didn't use it as a shaker.

What I did was this.....

I started out with using some fabric scraps to cover the inside bottom piece.

Its the same fabric I used in my last project.

I glued all the layers together except the 2 top pieces.


I painted the top piece with off white acrylic paint to start.  I needed a base for my watercolor

paints.  I used a couple different ones to get my orange color.

I then inked the outside once it was dried with walnut stain distress ink.

I stacked some paper leaves, giving the illusion that there was a pile of leaves inside the shaker.

I adhered the acrylic piece and the top piece together and then glued it to the other layers.


I made a bow out of some burlap ribbon and added my sentiment to the front and a magnet to the back.

Now I have this beautiful fall magnet to hang on my fridge!!

This was so simple and easy to create!

Thanks for stopping.

Have a great day!!

Kim :)



Clear Scraps Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet -- Welcome Fall Pallet

Hi there everyone!  It's Laura sharing some fall love today!

With Thanksgiving coming soon, I thought it would be nice

to have a greeting to welcome friends and family a the door.

It's a home decor project that makes you feel right at home!


The Clear Scraps Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape

is a really versatile surface for any home decor project you

dream up!  Truly another of my favorite Clear Scrap items in 

their store!  The other shaped Medium Pallets are wonderful

too, and you can find all kinds of shapes that will be specific

to your project.   Find them all in the Clear Scraps store HERE.

The size is perfect to cover with some pretty patterned 12x12

paper.  I cut it to size, and then inked around the edges of each

piece, then glued it onto the pallet base.  I used a brighter color

in the middle to highlight the word Welcome in the center.


This word is one of the Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Words.

It's painted up with brown acrylic paint, then glued down to the

DIY pallet.  Using the lighter paper really makes the word pop!

You could keep this project super simple, the paper and the

XL Script Wood Word makes a really nice welcome sign for your

 home.  I went a little further with the fall theme with few additions.


This is a combo of chipboard and stickers from a fall kit collection.

Nothing too complicated, just a little something layered up, then adding

the ribbon and tag around the bottom board, finishes the project off nicely.

It's the extra little touches that just make a home decor piece feel like "home".

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

There is so much inspiration coming your way this month...stop back soon!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Rectangle 12x10 DIY Medium Pallet Shape,

Welcome XL Script Wood Word.

Other:  Carta Bella Fall Market paper, stickers, chipboard.

foam tape, brown acrylic paint, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, glue.

Hello Snow Tags Mixable Album

Hello! Winter has made an early appearance here in the Midwest! I'm not a big fan of snow but I  do love scrapbooking about it! Using the Tags Mixable 6x8 Album, I  documented some older photos of my kids where we had a photoshoot during a snow storm! The album has 5 cascading pages alternating acrylic and chipboard. Before decorating my album, I  painted the chipboard pages with white acrylic paint. I  also lined the acrylic pages with the same white paint. 



The focal point of my front page is the new Snow Globe Chipboard Embellishment. I  painted the Snow Globe with white acrylic paint, as well as added patterned paper to the base.  


I  covered each page with patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I  then trimmed any excess paper as well as used my sanding tool to smooth edges.  


Each page is large enough to fit a 4x6 photo; however I like to add additional patterned paper underneath my picture as well as mat onto cardstock.  


Here you can see the white acrylic lined at the bottom of the page. I  feel that it helps the acrylic pages stand out and give your book dimension. 



I  utilized my border punches to create fun strips of patterned paper at the bottom of my pages. This helps break the line between the patterns and white chipboard/acrylic.  



Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Hope this inspires you to create with a few of your favorite Clear Scraps products! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, die cuts, decorative clips, stickers: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: EK Success; stapler: Tim Holtz;  paint: DecoArt; ribbon: Snug Hug;  adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; misc: chrome book ring

Mini Pallet Shape Gift Tags

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman sharing mini pallet shape gift tags.



I love creating personalized gift bags for small Christmas gifts.  And these mini pallet shapes were ideal to use as tags.


Using the Bell Mini Pallet Shape and the  Long Bulb Mini Pallet Shape, I painted each with red and green paints. 

Stickles were added to the tops for dimension and then ribbons were tied to the tops.


Using white gift bags, I adhered pattern paper layers, then folded the tops down. 

Twine was added behind the ribbon and used to tie the mini pallets to each gift bag.


Finally I used metal dies with  Rinea Gold Foiled Paper to die cut words which were then adhered to the center of each pallet.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies: Gift bags, pattern paper, Plaid paint, Rinea Foiled Paper, Ribbon

Thankful Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet

Hello! November is the month reserved for gratitude and thanksgiving as well as the wind down of autumn.  For my project, I  wanted to document a favorite fall photo along with tying in the beautiful colors.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used!  


I  began with the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base. I  applied a light coat of chalk paint in Sheepskin allowing some of the bare wood to show through. 


Once my paint was dry (which does not take very long at all), I  secured the 12 Inch Twig Leaves Mascil over the top of my pallet. I  used three coordinating Distress Oxide Inks blending and intermixing the colors. 


Here is a close up of the end result! I  just love how it turned out! The wood accepts the ink very easily without smudging.


 I  used the new Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment Shape as an accent to my title and photo.  I  simply applied two coats of dark brown acrylic paint to the surface.  I  had wanted to add sparkle embossing powder to the paint but it made the chipboard look purple. Not the result I  was wanting. 


I  finished by punching holes at the top of the pallet to string fall colored ribbon for hanging my project. Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of these products and much more by visiting the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots, washi tape, chipboard: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: Plaid, DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; ink: Ranger; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; misc: ribbon.  




Clear Scraps 4x6 Plaid Stencil -- Fall Plaid Card

Hello there everyone!  Laura here today...and I've got a pretty card to share with you!

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Fall is such a fun crafting season!  It's full of pumpkin spice and everything nice,

just like this card!  I started with basic cream color cardstock and created a

A2 size (4&1/4" by 5&1/2") card base.  Next I took the Clear Scraps

4x6 Plaid Stencil and laid it onto the base, then I used washi tape to

block off everything except the larger squares.

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Next I applied distress ink in a darker brown color to the squares.  I removed

that washi, and then blocked off the larger squares and part of the thin lines,

leaving the rest of thin lines so I could apply another shade this time.

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I then went back and did the same with the other thin lines to finish off the colors.

Colors are usually best in threes.....so I used the dark brown, orange, and a bright

orange/yellow color.  They made a pretty fall palette to create my card.

So very easy to do, but it looks so pretty and very "pumpkin spice season".

I wanted to keep this simple, because the plaid stencil creates such a striking pattern,

but I did want to add a little something else, so I took some alcohol ink and dabbed

it onto one of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Leaves Embellishment.

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After the alcohol ink dried (which only takes a few seconds....love that!) I used

some glitter glue (here it was the gold Glitter Kiss) brushed onto the edges of

the leaf to give it a bit of a gilded effect and then I punched a hole so I could

tie the leaf onto the pretty organza ribbon and bow with a bit of twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: 4x6 Plaid Stencil, Acrylic Leaves Embellishment

Other:  Distress Ink--Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber,

Alcohol Inks (yellow/orange), gold Glitter Kiss

cream cardstock, ribbon, twine, blending tool.

Quick and Easy Fall Card



I love fall!   Beautiful colors! Pumpkins! Flowers!  Pumpkin Spice! A perfect excuse to create fall themed cards!  I decided to create this super easy card showcasing Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets.  I also used one of the chipboard bases that Clear SCraps attaches their chipboard shapes to.  I always save the square chipboards that the embellishments are attached to for future uses like this card!


Start by cutting away the chipboard embellishment and mist chipboard frame as desired.  Let Dry. 


Cut away top of card base leaving 1 inch along the edge.

Add printed notecard to inside of card.  


Cut the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets to fit front of card.  Adhere to 1 inch border on the front of card. 


Add Misted frame to the front of the Acrylic Sheet to frame notecard.


Add floral accents to finish card. 

I hope this inspires you to break out those acrylic sheets and create some beautiful cards! 

"USA" Star Mini Pallet

Hi everyone!

I know its October, and I should be doing something for Halloween or Fall,

but today's project is in honor of my father in-law who was a WWII Vet.

He served in the army and was deployed to Germany. 

He saw alot of fighting while he was there.

So I have created this for my husband in honor of his dad.


I have used the Mini Pallet Star for my project today.

I started out by painting the star red, whit and blue.  I needed to give it 2 coats of each color.

I wanted it to be very bold.


I used a few other pieces from my stash that I also painted.

The little star has iridescent glitter on it for some sparkle.


Once everything dried, I adhered the letters and small star to my mini pallet.

I wanted to make sure that this caught everyone's eye when they see it.


Hanging from the mini pallet, which I just draped over the top of the star

are my father in-laws dog tags.

I will be displaying this in my husbands office.  This way when he looks at it he can remember

how great of a man his dad was.


Thanks for stopping and I hope this inspires you to create one for a loved one that has served

in the military.

Kim :)